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Spokesman’s Grad Section Recognizes Morales

The Spokesman-Review’s annual Graduation Special Section highlighted SGS senior Ben Morales as an International Baccalaureate diploma candidate and an elite runner who’s headed to McGill University in Montreal, Quebec this fall. Read the Full Article to see what Ben’s running coach Rick Riley has to say about him.

May Term “Festival” Gets Creative

The May Term Festival Class displayed some of their creations from the previous couple weeks on the last day of May Term. See a Photo Gallery that includes posters of the 10 IB learner traits, handmade diaries and pressed flowers, Chinese calligraphy, and Mexican pinatas.

Class of 2024 Headed Off to Colleges Near and Far

The 21 members of the Class of 2024 had a successful college search process. They submitted 131 college applications, with the most popular choices being Colorado School of Mines and Gonzaga University (5 applications each), the University of Washington (4 applications), and Oregon State University and Seattle University (3 applications each). The seniors received 102 acceptance and a remarkable $5,866,264 in merit scholarships, averaging over $275,000 each!

Some of the new graduates are headed to the East Coast — Smith College and Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Massachusetts), Wake Forest University (North Carolina), and Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Others will be studying in the Midwest (Ohio State University and the School of Art Institute of Chicago), the Mountain West (Colorado School of Mines, Southern Utah University, and Embry Riddle Aeronautical Institute in Prescott AZ), and California (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and California Lutheran University). Seven will enter Northwest colleges — Willamette University, Seattle University, University of Washington, Western Washington University, Washington State University, Whitworth University, and Spokane Community College.

Two graduates will study in Canada at Selkirk College (B.C.) and McGill University (Montreal). And the prize for the farthest journey to higher education goes to French student Helene Girard, who will be studying at the Leonardo DaVinci Graduate School of Engineering in Paris this fall! Congratulations, Dragons!

See “IB Learners Are…” Videos on Website

The 10 traits of an International Baccalaureate learner — Balanced, Caring, Communicators, Inquirers, Knowledgeable, Open-Minded, Principled, Reflective, Risk Takers, and Thinkers — are highlighted in 30-second videos that you can view on the SGS website’s IB World School Page. Each gives a quick illustration of students displaying these traits. Check them out, and see all the ways that Saint George’s students are IB Learners!

Art Gallery Hosts Junior IB Installation

The Upper School Art Gallery is presenting the 11th grade IB Art students’ practice exhibit at the end of May. See a Photo Gallery of their different artistic styles and visit the gallery to read their Artist Statements about each of the works.