Members of the varsity boys’ and girls’ lacrosse teams and the varsity softball team returned to campus early from spring break for a few days of preseason practices and scrimmages in preparation for the regular season. All students returned for classes on Wednesday, March 21 and instantly engaged in a busy first week back from break!
On Thursday, March 22, the entire school attended the 14th annual presentation of the Sixth Form Leadership Award
to honor this year’s recipient, David Paton, M.D. ’48. Dr. Paton is an internationally recognized academic ophthalmologist, now retired. He also is a humanitarian and founder of several non-profit organizations dedicated to providing much needed preventative eye care and treatment to the citizens of developing countries. He is the founder of and former medical director of Project ORBIS International, the world’s only Flying Eye Hospital and mobile teaching hospital. A reception for sixth formers and faculty was held following the award presentation.
The entire school was busy the next day. The third form took its annual History of Art and Music (HAM) trip to Philadelphia; the fourth form traveled to the Longview Center for Agriculture in Collegeville, Pa.; and the fifth and sixth form welcomed back several alumni and friends of the School for Career Day.
Students attended four different sessions throughout the morning where alumni from a wide range of professions addressed students about their respective fields of employment and gave tips on how to be an effective leader in both the workplace and life. An internship fair was held in the afternoon, and was followed by career networking reception for alumni which featured a performance from a student/alumni/faculty band.