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5/14/12...Presenting, the first annual alumnae art slideshow. This project was conceived by Penny Tsaltas Lisk '77 as an opportunity for alumnae in the arts to share photos of their work during Alumnae Weekend. Penny and her committee asked alumnae who are members of the reunion classes (this year ending in 7s and 2s) to submit photos of their work. The images are shown on a monitor outside the Gallery in the Residence.
Alumnae who practice in any medium in the arts, at the professional or the amateur level, are invited to submit images of their work. These images may be used for future Alumnae Day slideshows and for display on the web; submitting images grants your approval to Baldwin for this use. Please also submit your contact information, full name and graduating year. We also welcome websites for your work so that we can post those and add them to our database of alumnae artists.
Please send no more than five image submissions in jpeg format no larger than 1020dpi in any dimension to:

5/14/2012. . . The 4X100 Meter relay team posted their best time of the season, running the race at 59.6 seconds. That was good for first. The team consisted of: Connie Li, Krista Hinchman, Rachel Zachian, Tarlan Daryoush.

Alice Douglas ran her best mile of the season, posting a time of 6.37.3, good for second. 

Daryoush won first in her heat of the 100 Meter dash, posting a time of 14.8. She also ran in the next scheduled event, the 400 Meter dash, and posted a gritty personal best time of 1.11, good for second.

Hinchman turned in a memorable 200 Meter dash, catching her opponent on the back stretch and finishing first with a time of 30 seconds.

And finally, the Bears ran the 4X400 Meter relay for the first time all season, narrowly finishing second with a time of 5.12.4. That team consisted of Aileen Curley, Connie Li, Krista Hinchman, and Rachel Zachian. 

The Bears hope to carry over this season's success into the 2013 spring season. 

photo: The Varsity Track Team (l to r): Hinchman, Daryoush, Li, Douglas, Zachian, Curley
5/11/2012. . . Freshman Ali Thaler was named Rookie of the Year by the Pennsylvania Area Schoolgirls Lacrosse Association (PASLA). Ali was selected from numerous area players, from public and independent schools, for her exceptional play.  
In her second year as a varsity player, Ali reached the milestone of 100 career goals and has amassed more than 70 goals in the 2012 season alone. She is also a key contributor in midfield transition, defense, ground balls and draw controls.
"I am very proud of Ali! She's an exceptional player, particularly on the attack, and is always working to improve her game," shared Varsity Lacrosse Coach Kathleen Simone. "Ali plays with the poise of an upperclassman and is attuned to nuances of the game -- this sets her apart as well as her scoring ability. Ali is focused and yet fun; she's truly a pleasure to coach." 

The Baldwin Bears varsity track squad finished Inter-Ac play Thursday at Germantown Academy. The Bears faced off against the entire league as athletes looked to qualify for championships on Saturday.

Placing third, fourth and fifth in their heat of the 100 Meter dash were, Krista Hinchman, Rachel Zachian and Connie Li.

Zachian also ran a personal best in the 400 Meter, running a 1.14.94 and improving her time by over three seconds. Hinchman ran a 1.12.87 in that event.

The Bears finish their season on Friday, May 11 against Friend's Central.

photo: Aileen Curley

5/10/2012. . . On May 2, a beautiful windless day at Philadelphia Country Club's Centennial nine, Baldwin squared off in a rematch against Agnes Irwin. The Bears were looking to sweep the season series, winning at Edgmont CC two weeks prior in a match separated by just five strokes.

Heading out in the lead pairing by herself, junior captain Maya Patel fired a steady 45 and was low medalist for Baldwin.  But the real story was newcomer Julia McAleese chipping in on the final hole from thick rough and a downhill lie.  Landing softly on the fringe, the ball trickled down the slope of the green, tapped the flagstick and sunk in the cup for a 50 from the rookie 8th grader.  Tallying the scores, the lead leapt back and forth between the two squads, but when all said and done, the Bears pulled out a dramatic 251 to 252 victory.  This was the third victory for the youthful squad, which returns all its players for next season.
photo: Maya Patel
5/10/12...The Baldwin School is a proud sponsor of The Devon Horse Show.

Baldwin was eight years old when the Devon Horse Show began, the same age as current Baldwin student Kaya Weiser. Kaya is an accomplished equestrian and graciously narrated a brief virtual history of the Devon Horse Show. You can watch it by visiting

Visit us at The Devon Horse Show on Saturday, May 26 where we will be joined by our friends at  3 Great Schools  and distributing complimentary admission tickets to the first 500 children attending the Show that day.
Round off Memorial Day Weekend and come see Baldwin's Middle School girls who are volunteering to help out in the Doggie Contest, both in the ring and behind the scenes. The fun begins on Monday, May 28 at 1 p.m.

5/9/2012. . . The MS Lacrosse A team enjoyed an exciting and fiercely competitive game against Penn Charter on May 2.  Highlights included a stellar performance in goal by eighth grader Shayna Silverman and a tremendous defensive effort by Lulu Cohen (grade VIII). Carrie Schaefer also made important contributions on the defensive side of the ball  and assisted on a goal.   In the midfield, eighth graders Morgan Steelman (2 assists) and Hayden Ivey  helped to maintain possession of the ball off of the draw. Our balanced attack was led by Julia Greitzer (Grade VIII, 1 goal) Hayden Ivey (3 goals,3 assists) Maria Pansini (Grade VI, 4 goals, 1 assist) and Aliza Thaler (grade VI, 1 goal) ).  The team will play Agnes Irwin on Wednesday, May 9th.  Go Bears!

photo: Shayna Silverman
5/8/2012. . . Three former Baldwin Varsity Lacrosse players will compete in the 2012 NCAA Women's Lacrosse Championships.
Duke University's Emma Hamm ('07) will take on University of Virginia's Sloan Warren ('11) in the first round of NCAA Division I tournament play. Duke enters the season ranked #6 and UVA trailing by one at #7. The game will be held Sunday, May 13 at Duke.
Kristin Feinberg ('11), a defender for Occidental College, will play in the first round of NCAA Division III tournament play vs. University of Redlands. This is Occidental's first appearance in the National Tournament. The match-up will take place May 9 at Redlands.
Five Baldwin Lacrosse alumnae are currently playing lacrosse at the Division I or III level, and three more at the university club level. 
"I'm very proud of all of the girls and very happy that they have taken their love of the game to the next level. They are all truly winners!" stated Varsity Lacrosse Coach, Kathleen Simone, who has coached all eight current collegiate players.
photos: (l) Emma Hamm in foreground, Sloan Warren in background; (r) Kristin Feinberg

The Baldwin Bears varsity track squad finished regular season Inter-Ac play against Agnes Irwin and Springside at Chestnut Hill Academy on Monday. 

Running both the 1600 and 800 was Alice Douglas, posting times of 6.41.0 and 3.00.5 respectively. 

Finishing third in her heat for the 200 Meter race was Tarlan Daryoush, running at a time of 31.1. 

The Bears will now focus their attention on the Inter-Ac trials taking place this Thursday at Germantown Academy, beginning at 3. 

photo: Rachel Zachian


5/8/2012. . . Duke lacrosse standout and former Baldwin Lacrosse All American, Emma Hamm was featured on the front cover of Lacrosse Magazine's April 2012 edition.
The four-page article, titled "Magnetic Force", highlights Emma's exceptional play, passion, and spirit.
As quoted in the article: "She's so deceptive, which makes her impossible to guard. The ball is a magnet to her stick," said Maryland midfielder Karrie Ellen Johnson, who played with Hamm on the gold medal-winning 2007 U.S. Under-19 team. "She's a force to be reckoned with, and she does it in her own Emma fashion." 

5/7/2012. . . The Ninth Annual Alex Wake 5K Run & 1 Mile Fun Walk was a huge success with more than 300 runners and walkers participating and many more in attendance, cheering on the runners and walkers.

The event is a tribute to Alexandra Wake, a gentle, talented 14 year old student at The Baldwin School, who was the victim of a horrific act of domestic violence that took not only her life, but that of her mother and grandparents on January 15, 2002.

The Alex Wake event continues to provide the Baldwin and Main Line community with a better understanding of and the resources available for women’s health, empowerment of women, and combating domestic violence. Three separate assemblies addressing women’s issues were held in April and May for all divisions in conjunction with the Alex Wake Run & Walk.

This year, the event generated more than $41,000 which will be applied to an endowed scholarship in Alex's name; a percentage of the proceeds will also help underwrite Blue Gray's endeavor in support of Baldwin Athletics, including educational programs.

Blue Gray, the Development Office and Baldwin Athletics thank all of the sponsors, volunteers and participants for their continued support of this flagship event for Baldwin.

photo: a runner holds a medal displaying Alex’s picture

5/7/2012. . . Junior and senior members of the Varsity Crew team recently celebrated at the annual dinner with the Undinians at Castle Ringstetten, Philadelphia.

5/7/2012. . . The Crew Team earned honors at the annual PSRA City Champs held on the Schuylkill River on Saturday. Results:

Lwt 2x - Jasmine Schlichting and Charlotte Solmssen  took first place with a time of 6:17.98

Varsity 2x - Kaylah Klezcka and Maddie Noteware finished 2nd out of 13 with time of 5:47.08

Freshman 4 - Sarah Zarsky, Bridget Pansini, Sarah Douglas, Lizzie Grubman, Julia Busby 3rd place out of 10 boats with a time of 6:22.46

Varsity 4x - Charlotte Beever, Natalie Webb, Abby Lemmon, Liz Asch took fifth out of 10 with time of 5:32.15

Lwt 4x - Emily O'Brien, Annie Leonardi, Storey Wanglee, Taylor Nickens took 5th with a time of 5:58.18

Jv 2x - Musu Taylor and El Pressman placed 6th of 14 with a time of 6:34.28

Novice 4 - Sarah Elmongy, Laura Noteware, Kate Levin, Rachel Dichter, Emily Urban 9th out of 13 (in their heat)

photo (l to r): Freshman Four: Sarah Zarsky, Julia Busby, Lizzie Grubman, Sarah Douglas, Bridget Pansini

Join us for our annual Grandparent's and Special Person's Day on Monday, May 14.
Grandparents, great grandparents and special visitors are invited to spend the morning with their Lower School Baldwin girls, participating in their classes and enjoying performances created just for them.
Registration begins at 9:00 am at the Baldwin Athletic Center with refreshments for our guests.  Convenient parking is located on the campus and vans will be available to shuttle visitors between the Athletic Center and the Residence building, home to our pre-K and K classrooms.
We hope you can join us.
5/4/12...Baldwin's student Athletic Association conceived of and coordinated the school's first-ever Wing Bowl during Alumnae Weekend. The nine contestants included Julia Smith '12, Mr. Pulli (information technology), Mr. Bannard (history), Marina Crowe '12, Jessica Gubanich '12, Leah Silverman '12, Julia Hopkins '14, Vera Ekhator '15 and Jean Collins '14.
Eating 13 wings in three minutes, Julia was declared the Wing Bowl champion and awarded a trophy by Tiffany Hau, president of the student Athletic Association.
Click here to visit our Media Gallery for photos.
5/4/12...Arden Simone and Ali Thaler have been selected to play at the US Lacrosse National Tournament held at Stony Brook University, NY over Memorial Day weekend.The tournament will take place in conjunction with the NCAA Division I Women's National Championship.
The Baldwin Varsity lacrosse teammates advanced through rounds of tryouts including the top players in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas.
photos: Arden Simone (left), Ali Thaler (right)

5/4/12...The Baldwin School Crew raced Sunday in the 4th of the Flick-Horvat Regatta series on the Schuylkill River, Philadelphia with a lot of changes in their boat line-ups. 

Winning the Girls Light Double were Storey Waglee (stroke) and Taylor Nickens (bow) with a time of 7:17.73. The Baldwin duo battled a tough crew from Springside all the way down the course winning by 4.46 seconds, just about one boat length! “This is such an exciting win for this double,” said Coach Hud. “Storey and Taylor have only been together this week and are improving their times each time they are on the water. This is a nice combination to watch. They really like to compete!”

photo: Storey Wanglee and Taylor Nickens


5/4/12...The Baldwin Bears varsity track team battled through a soggy meet on Wednesday at Penn Charter. Baldwin faced off against Germantown Academy, Penn Charter and Agnes Irwin.

Finishing second in their heats were Krista Hinchman and Connie Li, both running in the 100 Meters. 

Running a personal best in the 200 Meters was Aileen Curley, running a 32.4, good for fourth in her heat.

The team will pick up with the final leg of the season at their next meet on May 1st against Penn Charter, Notre Dame and Episcopal Academy. 

 photo: Krista Hinchman takes the baton from Alice Douglas
5/4/12...Freshman Ali Thaler scored her 100th career goal in InterAc lacrosse competition versus Springside.
Ali, an attack and midfielder, is a second year varsity stater. She leads the team in goals this season with 70 to date, in 13 games. 
photo: Ali Thaler takes it to the goal

5/4/12...The Baldwin Bears varsity track squad competed against Notre Dame Academy at Penn Charter on Tuesday. As the final stretch of the season is upon the team, the squad posted personal best times in preparation for InterAc trials and championships next week. 

Connie Li had the best day, running personal best times in the 100 and 200 Meters, posting a 15.8 and 34.7 respectively. 

Krista Hinchman finished second in the 200 Meter, running a sub 30 second race at 29.5 Tarlan Daryoush ran a 31.5 in her first 200 of the season.

The Bears travel to Springside on Monday May 7 for their final league regular season meet. 

photo: Connie Li

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