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SGS Wins 2023-24 Scholastic Cup for 4th Year in a Row

For the fourth year in a row, the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) has awarded Saint George’s School the Scholastic Cup as the top 2B sized high school in the state for academics, athletics and activities. This marks the fifth time SGS has won the Cup in the past six years it has been awarded. (The Cup was not awarded for the 2020-21 school year due to pandemic-related limitations.)

The Scholastic Cup recognizes performance in the classroom as well as on the playing surface. Schools that finish at the top of their respective classifications in state athletic competition receive points, as do schools that finish at the top in team academic performance (highest average GPA). Sportsmanship is also a factor, as schools can lose points for ejections from contests.

Saint George’s finished with 935 points, more than 150 points ahead of second-place Asotin. The teams that contributed to SGS winning the Cup included the Boys and Girls Track & Field teams who both won state championships, as well as the SGS Band, Choir, Drama Program, and Boys Soccer team who were each State Academic Champions with the highest average grade point for their activity or team among 2B schools. (See a Full List of Activities & Teams that earned points toward the Scholastic Cup for SGS.)

Since the inception of the WIAA Scholastic Cup in 2012-13, Saint George’s has finished in the top three schools for our classification all 12 years. SGS has won the Cup five times, been the runner up six times, and finished third once.

“Our success begins in the classroom and carries over into our athletics and activities,” says SGS Athletic Director Ryan Peplinski. “Our participation numbers in arts and athletics are over 95% of the student body. When a school has participation numbers and involvement of that magnitude, combined with great teachers, coaches, and staff, anything is possible. We have so many students who follow and develop their passions at SGS. The Scholastic Cup is a total school award that we are excited and proud to receive!”

Saint George’s Magazine Now Available

The Spring/Summer issue of the Saint George’s Magazine will be in the mail the first week of July, but you can already view all of the articles and links to additional content on the SGS website at Our School/Magazine. This issue features original artwork on the front and back covers of the SGS campus by local printmaker Chris Bovey. Highlights inside the covers include:

“Deep Student Engagement” about Lower School activities;
“Exploring a Theme” about this year’s theme for each MS grade;
“Marketing Lessons” for art students at Chapter & Verse agency;
“The Class of 2024” with photos and an address from Graduation;
“First Day of Classes” about the first SGS students in 1955;
“20 Years of History” with the covers of every SG Magazine;
“Saying Farewell” to departing or retiring faculty and staff;
“Dragons Fly High!” for winning the Scholastic Cup 4 years in a row;
“Hall of Fame Dragons” highlights great athletes, teams & coaches;
“Sydney’s Sketchbook” shows drawings by an artistic alumna;
“A Lasting Legacy” about the remarkable life of Janet Mann ’64;
Plus explore a Variety of Links to Related Photos and Video.

Alumni Videos Highlight Opportunities, Relationships, and Preparation at SGS

Several recent SGS alumni have shared their thoughts on three areas they appreciate about Saint George’s. Watch these 1-minute videos where they talk about:

Opportunities — From athletics to arts to activities, they found a variety of ways to get involved and grow during their time at Saint George’s.

Relationships — They gained from the close-knit community, caring teachers and mentors that they found at Saint George’s.

Preparation — The challenging courses and supportive teachers at Saint George’s helped them get well-prepared for college and graduate school.

Class of 1994 Returns to Campus & Floats the River

Fourteen alumni of the Class of 1994 and family members gathered at Saint George’s for their 30-year Reunion on June 21st. After a BBQ lunch, they posed for a group photo and then floated off down the Little Spokane River on a warm summer afternoon. See a Photo Gallery of their Reunion on the river. Go Dragons!

8th Grade Visits 2nd Harvest

The 8th graders took a tour of the 2nd Harvest food bank on June 4 as part of their Theme Day about community service. “Thanks for creating space for community impact and awareness for these future leaders,” said Chris Houglum at 2nd Harvest. They even got to talk with SGS alumna Olivia Bridston at the very end of the tour about being a member of the Second Harvest team!