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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.
During a first through fifth grade morning meeting, third graders delivered a presentation on kindness and compassion. They talked about what it means to be kind and compassionate, offered "10 Ideas for Kindness", and invited the community to join them in collecting items for the York Rescue Mission.
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.
Eight special veterans were honored at today's First Annual Veterans Day Tribute.
Two York Country Day students participated in the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Youth Honors Band this past weekend. Harry Kelly (grade 5) and Abby Stein (grade 6) travelled with Mrs. Donovan to Greencastle-Antrim High School, where they rehearsed for six hours on Friday and Saturday before performing a concert on Saturday afternoon. Playing in a band with ninety members was an exciting experience for our students. They made new friends, played under the baton of a new director, and performed for an audience of almost 1,000 people! Congratulations to these two outstanding musicians!
Sunday afternoon, our after school enrichment program, Acting Up!, put on a production of Snow White. Today they will perform one more time for students and faculty. Well done cast!