The Middle School students each completed a Genius Hour project this spring -- learning a new skill, working on a big project, or creating anything from video games to athletic shoes! They got to share, with students in-person and with family members via live stream, what they attempted, what worked, what didn't, and what they learned from it all. See a Photo Gallery of some of the presenters. And here are links to the presentations on May 24th, each about an hour long, from the 10 different groups of students:
Group 1, presented by Esther & Sarah, Colton, Kaden, Bryson, Regan & Jake, Bella, Sophie, and Andrew;
Group 2, presented by Ava, Robert, Britta, Berkley, Michael, Remmy, Natalie & Alessandra, and Joaquin;
Group 3, presented by Ian R., emily, Liam, Brady, Isa, Lindsey, Gannon, and Joe;
Group 4, presented by Simon, Braeden, Thomas, Bailey, Colin, Maya & Sarah, Ian Rizvi, and Gemma;
Group 5, presented by Kaylee, Megan, Bryson & Vihaan, Alisha, Maggie, Jillian, Audra, and Preston;
Group 6, presented by Savvy, Liam, Sam, Shawn & Mason, Max, Joey, and Josie;
Group 7, presented by Delaney & Hadley, Abi, Ellie, Iz, Sophia, Ashley, Grace, and Riley & Kylie;
Group 8, presented by Alex & Lillian, Everett, Hrair & Finn & Will, Thatcher, Oliver, Adrian, and Fallon;
Group 9, presented by Elsa, Janie, Dexter, Vivianne, Jordan, Julianne, Sophia, and Audrey;
Group 10, presented by Carsyn, Katie, Matt & Matt & Per, Edie, Xuxa, Dua, Bella, Gavin, and Ryan.
Several weeks after the 4th graders had left bags of leaves in the Little Spokane River, they collected their bags and looked for macroinvertibrates (bugs!) that they could identify. Different species indicate whether the river is healthy or not. See a Photo Gallery of them discovering all kinds of tiny critters!
The Class of 2021 continued the Saint George's tradition, interrupted by COVID last year, of crossing Graduation Bridge on Friday, May 21 and receiving their diplomas on Graduation Lawn. Thirty-four seniors graduated in-person, while ten seniors watched the live-streamed ceremony from China. Watch highlights of the ceremony (John DeForest's Senior Address and the Chamber Choir's Song) and view the Full Graduation Ceremony (video begins at the 15-minute mark) that live streamed on YouTube. Maja Rodell '08 has posted a Gallery of Her Best Photos from the afternoon ceremony -- images can be downloaded or prints purchased through her site. More photos will be posted on the school's website later this week.
Alex Gustafson, who started at Saint George's in Kindergarten and has been active in drama and choir since 6th grade, was the SGS member of the Class of 2021 profiled by the Spokesman-Review in their Graduation special section on June 3. "Gustafson, who apparently doesn’t do anything short-term, has also been involved in 4-H since she was 4 years old," noted the article. Alex plans to attend the University of Idaho in the fall to study sustainable engineering and farming. Read the Full S-R Article on Alex. Congratulations to a true Dragon!
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