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Kathryn Moon, a member of the Class of 2020 at Saint George’s School, has been named a candidate for the 2020 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.  She is the only high school student in the Greater Spokane Area, including north Idaho, who was named a candidate this year.  This elite program is one of the highest honors a high school student can receive.  Candidates for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program are selected based on their academic achievements, including a 4.0 cumulative GPA, and national testing performance on the SAT or ACT exam.  This is an honor bestowed upon only 4,500 high school students out of 3.6 million nationwide.  Later this spring, 161 students nationwide will be selected to receive the U.S. Presidential Scholars Medallion at a June ceremony at the White House in Washington DC.  Congratulations, Kathryn!

Saint George's Knowledge Bowl teams completed their match season against schools from the Spokane area and North Idaho last week.  The SGS varsity team -- Alec Bunn, Gabi Cunningham, Jake Gliniak and Tariq Ravasia -- tied for 4th overall.  The JV team won the Junior Varsity Division -- congratulations to Stella Brown, Alli Dixon, Caleb Flegel, Tristan Krzyzanek and Marshall Roll!  Both teams will compete at Regionals on Friday, Feb. 21 at Whitworth University.  The varsity is competing for a spot at the State Tournament next month.  

Friday, Feb. 14 was not only Valentine's Day, it was also "Career Day" in the Lower School.  See a Photo Gallery of some of the students in Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades that dressed up as what they would like to do as adults some day!

Chess Players Win Frosty Pawn

February 18, 2020

Congratulations to the SGS Chess players for winning the 1st-place team trophy at the Frosty Pawn Chess Tournament on Feb. 15.  The players were Eshan Reddy, Adrian Rooney, and Noah Hochheimer.  Way to go, Dragons!

The 4th graders helped the 1st graders put bones and labels on their "human body" science projects in the hallways of the Lower School.  See a Photo Gallery of them working together.  After finishing their project with the 4th graders, the 1st graders returned to their classroom; see a Photo Gallery of them with some of their "leftover" bones.

The first scheduled Kindergarten Visitation Day for prospective students is Tuesday, Feb. 11.  If you know of families that may be interested, please have them contact Tami Peplinski, Director of Admissions, at 509-464-8744 or tami.peplinski@sgs.org.  Thank you!

Lower School Parent Conferences are this week on Thursday, Feb. 6, and Friday, Feb. 7.  There will be NO SCHOOL for students in grades K-5.  Complimentary After School Care is available during your conference time in the Dragon Den.  Full-day childcare is available from 8:00-5:25 for $45 or $25 for half-day care.  You do not need to RSVP Melanie in the office (464-8743 or melanie.gee@sgs.org) if you plan to use ASC during your conference time.  However, please RSVP to Melanie if your child/ren need full or half-day care on Feb. 6 or 7. 

Saint George's FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) team #6128 traveled to Kent, WA to compete in the State Championships on Feb. 1-2.  As one of the best of the 140 FTC teams in the PNW, the team had a great experience at State.  They won three of their five matches and finished 15th out of 36 very strong teams competing that day; see a Photo Gallery of the competition. 

Congratulations to both FTC teams and all of the teammates on an amazing season!  FTC members include: Ethan Wu, Alec Bunn, Tristan Krzyzanek, Henry Xu, Chase Foster, Mason Foster, Austin Julsen, Matthew Walker, and Gabi Cunningham.

This weekend, victories at the Ferris High School Southside Invitational propelled two Saint George’s policy debate teams to the upcoming State Tournament.  Sophomore Tariq Ravasia (1st speaker overall) and junior Gabi Cunningham (2nd speaker overall) defeated a tough Ferris squad to win the GSL title against schools of all sizes.  Juniors Paul Darnall and Alli Dixon (5th speaker overall) also reached the semifinal round.  Both teams qualified for this year’s State Debate Tournament, held at Gonzaga University in March.  Go Dragons!

Six SGS seniors were recognized on Jan. 27 as the school's candidates for Spokane Scholars.  They are Marshall Roll for English, Callie Gee for World Languages, Kathryn Moon for Social Studies, Kevin Zhong for Science, Sarah Wu for Mathematics, and Caroline He for Arts.  These six will compete with students from all other Spokane area high schools for up to $3,000 in Spokane Scholars scholarships in April.  Go Dragons!


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