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You are invited to the annual Lower School Variety Show on Thursday, March 21 at 1pm in Founders Theater.  Enjoy a varied selection of talent to be shared on stage, and the teachers even have a surprise in store!  Come join in the fun!

Six senior artists have their International Baccalaureate artworks displayed around the Upper School through Wednesday, March 20.  See a Photo Gallery of their installations, and look for their exhibits in the Art Gallery, Library, Library conference room, Biology class greenhouse, and Courtyard in front of Founders Theater.

The comedy "Noises Off" filled the stage of Founders Theater for three nights (March 14-16) with on-stage confusion, backstage squabbles, and plenty of laughs!  See a Photo Gallery from the comic situations that resulted from what director Jean Hardie called "an actor’s and director’s nightmare come true."

SGS junior Jocelyn Thew competed in the level 8 State Gymnastics Championships this past weekend.  In her age group, she tied for 1st place on Floor (State Floor Exercises Champion) with a 9.5.  She also placed 2nd on Vault, 9th on Bars, and earned 4th place in the All-Around competition. She qualified for Regionals, which will be held in Corvallis, Oregon on April 14.  Congratulations, Jocelyn!

Four Saint George's basketball players were recognized by the Spokesman-Review as top athletes at small schools (1A/2B/1B) in the S-R region.  Erik Farias was named Player of the Year for boys basketball, with Xander Werkman also named to the S-R best team.  For the girls, Abby Jones was named to the S-R best team and Lydia Bergquist was Honorable Mention.  See the full S-R Article from the March 14 paper.  Congratulations Dragons!

SGS 10th grader John DeForest has completed a week of racing at the Junior National Cross Country Ski Championship Meet in Anchorage.  While he did not medal, the Pacific Northwest team won the Small-Team Alaska Cup award for most points accumulated by a team of 36 people or fewer. The Pacific Northwest Nordic Association, one of ten teams from all over the country, sent 36 skiers to the competition.  John was one of four skiers from the Spokane Nordic team who competed.  Good work, John!

The Middle School celebrated Pi Day (3/14) a day early on March 13th with their annual Pi Day digit memorization contest.  Winners by grade were Annie Sawyer (8th) with 40 digits, Gabby Haigh (7th) with 100 digits, and Oliver Ling (6th) with 146 digits of Pi.  The overall champion was 6th grader Josie McLaughlin with a remarkable 235 digits of Pi!  The 6th grade class averaged 31 digits per person, so they chose Senora McGougan for the dubious honor of being this year's "pie recipient" on Monday, March 18.  See a Photo Gallery of Josie and Oliver treating her to a whipped cream pie in the face!

The SGS FIRST Robotics Team #1595 reached the quarter-finals at the Yakima Regional Competition on March 15-16.  They also won the "Creativity Award" that celebrates creativity in design, use of components, or strategy of play.  See a Photo Gallery of the team in Yakima and their matches.  (See the Team's Video showing off their robot and the FIRST Video about this year's competition.)  Their next competition is at East Valley HS on March 22-23; go see them in action!

Congratulations to the fifth grade's Math Is Cool team for placing 2nd in the regional competition at Coeur d'Alene last Friday, March 15.  The team of Isabela Acosta, Bella Edwards, Matthew Longstreth, Maggie Morris, Megan Neiwert, Britta Ohnback, Per Sande, Matthew Schultheis, Colton Thomas, and Regan Thomas will find out this week if they qualify for the State competition.  Kudos to coach Sam Wyss and to his assistant, Marshall Roll, an SGS junior and a highly competitive MIC player throughout the years.  

The 6th and 7th graders explained the results of their science experiments at the MS Academic Fair on Tuesday, March 12.  At the same time, the 8th graders explained the results of their history projects and science experiments.  See photo galleries of students presenting the 6th & 7th Grade Displays and the 8th Grade Displays.


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