Plenty of opportunities to get involved
Much of what students learn at Saint George’s happens outside the classroom. Lower School students gain new skills through Chess Club, join the Little Dragon Cheerleaders, and discover the fun of coding their own video games. They enjoy after-school sports camps and private music lessons on campus. Middle School students win statewide honors on Math Counts and Math Is Cool teams, learn about sustainability and community in the Green Club, and make tortillas from scratch in the International Club.
By the time students reach Upper School, they have an idea of what they like and can start specializing. Dragons measure up against the top engineering students in the world through FIRST Robotics tournaments. They compete in math and economics contests during lunch breaks. Both Knowledge Bowl and History Bowl teams have made their mark on the state and nationally. The Associated Student Body (ASB) helps keep the school running smoothly. In the Community
Service club, Dragons put our mission into action. Our Outdoor Club members hike, canoe, bike, and ski. Day trips often start right on our 120 acre campus. Longer trips afford students the chance to learn how to survive and thrive in nature.
Across the divisions, Dragon Clubs encourage students to hone old skills and practice new ones. Students often remember their coaches and leaders as important teachers, even though they never receive grades.
This weekend, victories at the Ferris High School Southside Invitational propelled two Saint George’s policy debate teams to the upcoming State Tournament. Sophomore Tariq Ravasia (1st speaker overall) and junior Gabi Cunningham (2nd speaker overall) defeated a tough Ferris squad to win the GSL title against schools of all sizes. Juniors Paul Darnall and Alli Dixon (5th speaker overall) also reached the semifinal round. Both teams qualified for this year’s State Debate Tournament, held at Gonzaga University in March. Go Dragons!
Saint George’s won the 1st place team trophy on Saturday, Jan. 18 at the Deer Park Winterfest tournament. Adrian Rooney led the team with 4.5 out of five and won 1st place in the Knights section. Donovan Bradford and Eshan Reddy also played well in the top section. Go Dragons!
On Saturday, January 11, the SGS FTC Robotics teams competed in the regional competition at Hanford High School. Both teams performed very well and won awards - see a Photo Gallery of the teams at Hanford by Chase Foster.
Team 7935 received the Control Award for their expertise in advanced software techniques, algorithms and their reliability. During the competition they were able to stack six stones high with a cap, which was the highest for this region. This team also advanced to the semi-finals but was beat out by their own team members, team 6128. Team 6128 received the Judges Award for their gracious professionalism and mentoring the younger team. This team advanced to the finals and with their alliance from Hanford High they handily beat the opposing alliance and won the tournament! Team 6128 will be advancing to the State Finals in Kent, WA this upcoming weekend.