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125th Anniversary

On Friday, May 30, the Lower School held its Award Ceremony to recognize the academic achievements of its students for the 2013-2014 school year.
On Thursday, June 5, at the Middle School Moving Up Ceremony, Samantha Raymond ’18 received the Ruth Fiesel ’38 Award in recognition of her contribution to the life of the Middle School. During the ceremony, incoming Upper School students received their Lamp of Learning pins. Select Middle School students also received the Outstanding Contributions to the Life of the Middle School Award, in recognition of the many meaningful contributions they have made to the School. 
On Thursday, June 5, 2014, 52 seniors graduated from The Baldwin School as the 126th graduating class. They will continue their education at colleges across America, as the seniors earned 271 acceptances to 121 colleges and universities in three countries (United States, Scotland, and Ireland). They will pursue higher levels of education at some of the most prestigious institutions in the country including Brown, Columbia, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Military Academy, and the University of Pennsylvania.
On Tuesday, June 3, Baldwin recognized outstanding seniors and select members of the junior, sophomore, and freshman classes at Class Day in celebration of their high academic achievements and demonstration of Baldwin’s ideals in their everyday lives. These students received the following awards in recognition of the many contributions they have made as individuals to the Baldwin community.
The Baldwin Athletic Association held its annual awards banquet on June 2 at the Residence.

Ali Thaler '15 was named a High School All-American by US Lacrosse, the national governing body of lacrosse.

Students in Grade IV have been working with scientists at Drexel University to care for, report on, and study the salinity and growth of diamondback terrapin hatchlings. On May 28, they traveled to Island Beach State Park in New Jersey to release them. The terrapins, labeled a species of concern, are part of a “Headstart” program. The project was designed to increase the terrapins’ chances of survival during their return to Island Beach State Park in New Jersey, where they were hatched.

Farah Jasmine Griffin '81, a professor of English and comparative literature and African American Studies at Columbia University, wrote an inspiring tribute to poet Maya Angelou in the Washington Post.

At Vision 2020’s Fourth National Congress, a meeting place for like-minded women’s advocacy groups, Baldwin Juniors Hannah and Rachael Tipperman were honored with the Vision 2020 Tomorrow Award in recognition of their exemplary leadership in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Through their efforts to uphold and advance the goals of Vision 2020, Hannah and Rachael have continually shown their commitment to strengthening the presence of women in the STEM fields for generations to come.
Caroline Milgram (Grade VI), Joelle Pearlstein (Grade II), Tessa Pearlstein (Grade V) and Haley Weiss (Grade XII) will perform in Wolf Performing Arts Center’s (Wolf PAC) spring productions this June at the Bluett Theater at St. Joseph’s University. Wolf PAC will present two shows: a wildly uproarious production of Disney’s The Jungle Book KIDS and the irreverent Shrek: the Musical based on the hit film.

Baldwin alumna Marisa Porges '96 wrote a moving article in the New Yorker about Memorial Day in Kabul.

Danielle Fraider is Baldwin’s new Varsity Basketball Head Coach and Physical Education teacher. Fraider arrives to Baldwin from Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart in Princeton, NJ, where she served from 2012-2014 as a Lower and Middle School physical education and health teacher, advisor, upper school varsity basketball assistant coach, and Middle School field hockey and lacrosse coach.

Baldwin Crew concluded their season on a positive note at the Scholastic Rowing Association of America (SRAA) National Regatta on May 24 at Mercer Lake in New Jersey. 

Vriti Khurana ’16 recently organized a walkathon at Chester Charter Community Schools for the “Be Fit Be Cool Program: The Fight Against Childhood Obesity.” The campaign was launched by the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) in 2013.

Varsity golf co-captain Caroline Rosen '16 shot a nine-hole 40 on Tuesday afternoon at Radnor Valley Country Club to capture first place at the Inter-Ac League Individual Golf Championship.

As Grade X rounds out the year’s study of modern world history and the current unit on the Holocaust in particular, the class was provided with an amazing opportunity to listen to Holocaust Survivor Suzanne Cohn, grandmother of Isabelle Schaeffer ’16 and Caroline Schaeffer ’17 and mother of Stephanie Cohn Schaeffer ’85, Kimberli Cohn Bailey ’84, and Debra Cohn ’77. As the students are currently putting together brief videos about different aspects of the Holocaust, using recorded testimonies and other materials from the USC Shoah Foundation's IWitness Program, Mrs. Cohn shared her heart-wrenching experiences as a Holocaust survivor with granddaughter Isabelle's class.

Baldwin crew will have four boats competing in the Scholastic Rowing Association of America (SRAA) National Championship Regatta at Mercer Lake in West Windsor, NJ on May 23 and 24. 

The crew program had a busy weekend on the Schuylkill River competing in the Stotesbury Cup Regatta and the Philadelphia Scholastic Rowing Association City Championship.
Tara McMahon ’18 and Katie McMahon ’22 traveled to Washington D.C. on Thursday, May 8, to lobby members of Congress for their support of the National Women’s History Museum Act. This Act would begin the process of studying the idea of building a museum on the National Mall, dedicated to “preserving, interpreting, and celebrating the diverse contributions that women have made to our society.”
Varsity track concluded the spring season on Wednesday afternoon at the PAISAA State Championship meet hosted by The Hill School.

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