Varsity swimming co-captain Valerie Yoshimura '15 was selected Main Line Girls Athlete of the Week for February 22. Yoshimura recently won gold medals in the 50 free and 100 free at the Inter-Ac League swimming championships. To read the interview and article click here.

On February 13, students from The Baldwin School and The Haverford School will depart for Copenhagen, Denmark, as the second half of the “Be Hoogali” year-long exchange program with students from Ordrup Gymnasium kicks off. 

On February 7, Melody Yu, a Baldwin Grade VII student, performed a Mozart Concerto with the renowned Philadelphia Orchestra. Melody was the winner of the Greenfield Concerto Competition for promising and extremely talented young people in the Philadelphia area. In addition, Weiwei Wang '16 has become the first Baldwin girl to earn a place at All-States in Hershey, PA, for Band. Alicia Song ’15 won a place in the Violin I section in the PMEA Regional Orchestra Festival, and Shirley Zhou '16 will participate in the Regional Chorus Festival at the end of the month. 

The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) has established many awards to honor educators and young women at the high-school and college level for their computing-related achievements and interests. Baldwin is proud to announce that Laura Blankenship, computer science chair, has been recognized with the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Educator Award. In addition, five Baldwin students have also been recognized at the local and national level.

This is the first year for Baldwin’s Middle School to have a Technology Student Association (TSA) Chapter, and last Saturday was the very first regional competition for our students. Congratulations to our girls for their excellent effort at the competition.


Baldwin’s Varsity and Junior Varsity squash teams each won the 2015 US Squash High School National Championship for their respective division on February 8 in Hartford, Connecticut. The event is the largest team squash tournament in the world. 

The Grade VI Famous Physical Scientist Showcase took place Wednesday, February 4.  The students were each assigned a famous physical scientist, and they researched their person and reported on the scientist’s lifetime achievements and accomplishments.
Soccer players Maddy Brill-Edwards '15, Maddie Dawkins '15 and Krista Hinchman '15 signed their college letters of commitment Wednesday afternoon in the Athletic Center in front of family, friends, classmates and school officials.
Valerie Yoshimura '15 captured first place in both the 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle events at the Inter-Ac Swimming Championships held on Tuesday afternoon at The Episcopal Academy.
Emily Acker ’09 is one of six Philadelphia theatre artists who have come together to form a sustainable and radical theatre company called Orbiter 3. Starting in July 2015 and continuing through 2018, Orbiter 3 will produce six new plays in the city of Philadelphia. In 2018 when each production has been completed, the collective will release their plays and documentation of their development as a resource for theatre-makers. The collective will then dissolve.
TechGirlz once again came to The Baldwin School with a new set of TechShopz for middle school-aged girls to further their education in technology and computer science fields. TechGirlz, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering girls to be future technology leaders, began a partnership with Baldwin by hosting workshops at the School in September of 2014.
The Lower School will host its first Art Opening in the Fackenthal-Pethick Gallery in the Residence on Wednesday, February 11, from 6 - 8 p.m. In addition, the reception for the 2015 Inter-Ac Art Exhibition will take place at Episcopal Academy on Wednesday, February 11 from 5 - 7 p.m. 
The Middle School squash team defeated Inter-Ac League rival Agnes Irwin School 5-2 on the road Saturday morning to win the 2015 Mid-Atlantic Squash Association championship.

Girls Learn International (GLI) is an organization that helps educate girls in countries where it is very difficult for them to get an education. Baldwin has a chapter of Girls Learn International in the Upper School, and as one of the group's leaders, Madeleine Marr '17 asked guests to donate to GLI in lieu of gifts for her Sweet Sixteen Celebration.


The energy from the home crowd fueled Baldwin's varsity basketball team to a convincing 44-26 victory over Inter-Ac League opponent Springside Chestnut Hill Academy.


Despite Boston having received record-breaking snowfall earlier in the week, 25 Baldwin Upper School students traveled to the 62nd session of Harvard Model United Nations (HMUN), held from January 29 to February 1 at the Sheraton Boston Hotel. Delegates experienced the challenges of negotiation by assuming the roles of UN representatives and members of other decision-making bodies.

Baldwin senior Abigail Andrews has been named Main Line Student of the Week.

Lila Williams ’17 writes about her unique experience during a recent history assignment titled “A Coffeehouse Conversation,” in which the members of her Grade X class debated which Atlantic revolution best embodied the Enlightenment ideas of liberty and equality.

Larissa Russell ’09, a 2013 graduate from Dartmouth College currently living in San Francisco, is the co-founder of a cookie company called Green Pea Cookie. The cookies are savory and sweet, an original version of a recipe developed in Singapore. 
Elissa Getto ’65, Baldwin Board of Trustees member and president of the not-for-profit organization New Haven Center For Performing Arts (NHCPA), has been heavily involved in the reopening of the former Palace and Roger Sherman Theater in New Haven, CT, as the College Street Music Hall (CSMH), which is slated to reopen this Spring.

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