BC UPPER SCHOOL STUDENTS WIN 43 SCHOLASTIC ART & WRITING AWARDS
Congratulations to the Berkeley Carroll Upper School students who won 43 NYC Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, including 5 Gold Keys, for outstanding work in the writing and art categories! The Scholastic Awards are the nation's longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens. More than 13,000 students from across New York City submitted writing and art for consideration. Jurors evaluated submissions on originality, technical skills, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision.
Special honors went to BC's Gold Key winners: Isaiah G. '24 (journalism), Devra G. '25 (humor), Asa K. '22 (personal essay), Carter S. '22 (humor) and Ella D. '23 (drawing & illustration). Additionally, Asa and Noa B. ' 22 received Silver Keys in recognition of their entire writing portfolios. Read the complete list of students who received awards. Congrats to all!
HOW BC'S PERFORMING ARTS EVOLVED DURING THE PANDEMIC (VIDEO)
In March 2020, the entire BC community was faced with a myriad of challenges when the pandemic changed the world. Faculty & students in the performing arts had to figure out how to recreate an experience that involves people being in the same space together. This video showcases how our music, theater and dance community did just that. We share it with you this week as the sold-out run of the Upper School's "Legally Blonde-The Musical", featuring the work of 65 students and 6 performing arts faculty between cast, crew, pit and dance team, premieres at the Sterling Place Performance Space. Go BC!
SLIDESHOW: SPIRIT WEEK VISITS THE MIDDLE SCHOOL LIBRARY Look who visited the Middle School Library on the last day of Spirit Week! (see more photos on @BClibraries Instagram)
Pre-K USES THEIR SCIENCE KNOW-HOW TO HELP WINTER BIRDS
PreK4 students make a special treat to help winter birds in our neighborhood as part of a collaborative snow unit between Library and Science. (more photos)
Congratulations to our latest Senior Speakers: Joseph G., Manny P., and Ryan I. Joseph's love of music was first fostered by parents, and then amazing teachers. For Joseph, music will be a lifelong passion; and the Eagles are the greatest rock band of all time. Manny has always hated sharing, from childhood to today. Manny outlined the positive side of gate-keeping, asking 'Does everyone you know deserve every good thing?' Freudian self-analysis aside, Manny has no regrets.
Ryan's visual memory and imagination are different from most people's; photography became a creative outlet for projecting thoughts and feelings onto things that already exist. Ryan closed by telling us, 'Don't worry if your art has meaning - just make some [thing] up.'
PHOTO ALBUM: MIDDLE SCHOOL SWIM TEAM Congratulations to the Middle School Swim team, who are having a great winter season! (more photos)
STUDENTS SCREEN-PRINT T-SHIRTS TO CELEBRATE BLACK JOY
Upper School students gathered during co-curricular to hand screen-print t-shirts. Students and staff printed 50 shirts, with designs by Zoe P. '22, Mia M. '24 and various faculty members. One design honored fashion creative Virgil Abloh. (more photos)
Reminder: The Parent Association's weekly Bulletin is the definitive guide to their events. The PA emails it directly to all parents & guardians, so please refer to it for full information on all of their activities and meetings.