Throughout the last year, Natasha Mar ’23 has worked in collaboration with the Royal Thai Consulate General and the Thai American Chamber of Commerce San Diego on a number of occasions for a variety of community service activities.
With a focus on working to “raise awareness about humanitarian issues and mobilize the community’s resource to combat inequities worldwide,” this undergraduate club at Harvard University partners with UNICEF in their work to help children around the globe. Bishop’s sophomores Daxton Gutekunst and Katelyn Wang had the opportunity to participate in the organization’s second annual Empowering Humanity conference on Feb. 27 and 28.
Last week, we shared how the National Center for Women in Technology (NCWIT) is committed to greater inclusion for women in technology and computing careers. Their annual Aspirations in Computing awards actually includes a total of four Bishop’s students. Read more about how juniors Emma Hong and Andrea Rix have experienced the empowering nature of coding.
Claire Zhao ’22 and Shirley Xu ’23 recently earned recognition as San Diego affiliate winners in the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Aspirations in Computing (AIC) Awards. This organization encourages their love of STEM and nurtures their progress as they explore their interests in the field.
PPE and physical distancing protocols created a practical dilemma for a number of Bishop’s instrumentalists and their teacher. Horn players can’t play maskless, preventing their indoor practice and performance. So, these musicians took up new instruments altogether. The beat goes on!
Over the last decade, it’s become a performing arts tradition at Bishop’s – students perform selected scenes and sonnets from Shakespeare’s plays. Whether the winners go on to larger regional and national competitions, or keep things closer to home, students choose which works to perform. No costumes, no notes – just an opportunity to inhabit some key characters convincingly before the judges.
Nason Li ’25 earned the top score on the Dec. 16 national exam, competing in the category against seventh and eighth graders from 14 different states from around the US. He received his medal on Feb. 13.
Tenth grade class sponsor Jackie Gomez and members of the tenth-grade class council organized some fun games, activities and snacks for students on campus to enjoy outside at the end of the school day on Wednesday and Thursday.
Bishop's won two awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District VII (the Western region includes independent schools and colleges in California, Hawaii, Utah, Arizona and Nevada) on Friday, Feb. 5.
Hilary Kaplan of our English department loves languages and literature. She combines those passions to ensure people have a larger opportunity to discover great literature and poetry. On Feb. 4, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced that she received a Literature Fellowship award for a translation project in the Literary Arts category.
Happy Year of the Ox! Bishop’s is celebrating Lunar New Year 2021 in a variety of ways, both in person and online this year, thanks to the efforts of student and parent volunteers, and faculty and staff in chapel and global education initiative programs and our food service team.
One hundred members of the Class of 2021 enjoyed a relaxed afternoon of fun on Friday thanks to the efforts of the senior class council, senior grade level parents, senior class sponsor Dana Pierce and events coordinator Kanda Maynard.
Jeffrey Wang ’21 is among the top 40 in the Regeneron Science Talent Search 2021. As noted on the press release, “The 2021 finalists were selected from 1,760 highly qualified entrants, all of whom completed an original research project and extensive application process. The finalists are each to be awarded at least $25,000; the top 10 awards range from $40,000 to $250,000. The top 10 Regeneron Science Talent Search 2021 winners will be announced during a live-streamed virtual awards ceremony on Wednesday, March 17.
Bishop’s Art Club recently finished their first community service project: Cardmaking! Members crafted delightful cards to donate to healthcare workers at UC San Diego and patients located by the Jewish Family Services. Artists spent time handmaking every card, filling each with their love and hope.
Eighth-grader Logan Wang attended the virtual Impacts in Isolation Youth Leadership Conference over the weekend. He discovered much of what he learned and experienced could also have application for his Adopt-a-Grandparent pen pal club.
Nineteen Bishop’s students earned recognition in the West Region-at-Large in this nearly century-old program for creative teens. Seven will have their work move on for adjudication at the national level.
Junior Max Stone has established the San Diego chapter of this now international volunteer organization represented by more than 1,000 young volunteers in nearly 40 cities. He and his fellow volunteers pick up and deliver groceries for those who cannot get out to shop due to the health risks of the pandemic.
Alina Kureshi ’22 says she has always been interested in local government and civic engagement, so she volunteered for Todd Gloria’s mayoral campaign. Now she has an opportunity to serve as a virtual intern in the mayor’s office.
The current exhibit on display features the work of seniors Eric Pan and Anna Poon. Visual arts department chair Elizabeth Wepsic created a slide show of the student work for those who are not able to view the work in person on campus.
The School has announced the appointments of Vivien Valenzuela Mallick as director of admissions and financial aid and Wendy Chang as the director of college counseling. Both will join Bishop's in summer 2021.
Cybersecurity is mission critical for nearly every endeavor of all areas of enterprise, from government to military to private sector. So, there is a national youth program to “inspire K-12 students toward careers in cybersecurity or other STEM disciplines critical to our nation’s future,” according to the program’s website. Bishop’s fielded three upper school and one middle school team in 2020-2021.
The eleventh grade service reps Karina Kadia and Alina Kureshi organized a grade level project; in the eleventh grade advisories, students made 30 COVID care packages and donated them to Stand Up for Kids, an organization that benefits homeless kids and teens.
Senior Jeffrey Wang’s original research has earned him semi-finalist status in this annual academic competition. He is one of 300 students who have received a cash prize; each student’s school will also receive a matching cash grant for their respective science departments.
The Bishop’s community “adopted” 165 refugee families for our annual giving tree holiday service project. Like most things 2020, the project went virtual this year. Even so, our community still had a remarkable impact, “with more than 300 Bishopians participating through advisory, donating a gift card or buying a present,” according to Director of Service Learning Jackie Gomez.
The Bishop’s School is an independent, coeducational college-preparatory day school for students in grades six through twelve who live throughout San Diego County. Founded in 1909, the School is affiliated with the Episcopal church.