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We are pleased to announce that Ian Danner '16, Bethany Rispoli '16, and Louis Smith Jr. '18 have all been named 2015 South Central Pennsylvania Art & Writing Award recipients. There were a total of 2,150 entries in both art and writing from 60 schools in the South Central Pennsylvania Region, and 628 entries were accepted. A selection of winning work will be on display at the State Museum of Pennsylvania from February 28-April 28, and works awarded Gold Keys will advance to the National level of judging. Congratulations to these fine students for their exceptional work!
Dr. Christine Heine, Head of School, has been selected by the York Sunday News as a 2015 Community Columnist. Dr. Heine's first column was published on Sunday, January 9. The column, Mentors Connect People in a Healthy Community, can be read at www.ydr.com.
Mr. March, Upper School Art Teacher, is one of four York County visual artists selected to exhibit artwork in the large Inaugural Exhibit at The State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg during the inauguration celebration of governor-elect Tom Wolf, a York County native.
On Tuesday, Rep. Kevin Schreiber and his staff visited YCDS to work with students on creating Valentines for men and women serving overseas. Rep. Schreiber talked to students about sending and receiving cards and shared this year's White House holiday card. Last year Rep. Schreiber was able to send 500 cards to our service members overseas and hope to surpass that this year. We are proud of the kindness and compassion our students demonstrated and the thoughtfulness they put in to each Valentine.
This morning, Mrs. Ausherman, third grade teacher, and two third grade students, Jon and Leah, accompanied by Mrs. Melinda Gorog of the York Rescue Mission, appeared live on the Fox 43 Morning News show.
Upper School English students, supervised by Mrs. Glennon, have been passionately working on Project for Awesome videos. Project for Awesome was organized in 2007 for individuals and groups to post videos, and advocate for their favorite charities. Last year the Project for Awesome community raised $850,000. This year our students have created videos to advocate for charities that are near and dear to their hearts.
Ethan Woolley and Bethany Rispoli, both members of class of 2016, were recognized today by the Rotary Club of York as Students of the Month for York Country Day School.
Our girls’ varsity basketball team took 1st place at the Tuplehocken Tip Off Tournament this weekend. The girls played a tough first game against Milton Hershey on Friday night. That game was a battle on the court and the Hounds came away with a 47-41 win, securing their place in the Championship game against Tuplehocken on Saturday night.
Rory Kraft, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Philosophy at York College of Pennsylvania, spoke to middle and upper school students during a presentation on defining identity. Dr. Kraft used classic children’s literature to examine and discuss character identity. The presentation encouraged students to be thoughtful and mentally explore what it is that makes up and determines one's identity.
Congratulations to Queeneth Igwe '15, who was awarded Outstanding Delegate for NGO Forum, at this weekend's Model UN Conference. The conference was held at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA. The YCDS team represented Sweden at the conference of more than thirty other high school teams.