The class of 2019 exudes an energy of camaraderie and purpose that has developed throughout their years together. Spend just a few moments with any member of this class and you'll feel it — their sense of passion and community is tangible. And every member of this class has made an indelible mark on our school. Over the past few weeks, our seniors shared happy tears, wistful smiles, and joyful memories as they prepared to begin a new chapter in their lives. Enjoy this recap of their last days at Severn and join us in wishing a fond farewell to the class of 2019!
This past Mother’s Day weekend Trey Dring ’23, Will Toomey ’23, Meghan Chu ’19, Eric Wisnom ’19, Grant Shanahan ’20, Michael Hesford ’21, Taylor Boteler ’22, Lila Gibson ’22, and Tristan Collins ’22 participated in the NASP (National Archery in Schools Program) U.S. Eastern National Tournament in Louisville, Kentucky with 15,000 other archers from across the country. The archery community at Severn is extremely supportive, with older and younger archers working together to improve their technique and enjoy the fellowship of the group. Congratulations to our 18-19 archery team for their achievements on the range and in the classroom!
In April, Teel Campus welcomed award-winning scientific and medical illustrator Ms. Ikumi Kayama as our first Visual Artist in Residence. She founded Studio Kayama, a studio dedicated to creating dynamic and accurate illustrations to enhance the learning experience, and is vice president of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators. She shared her time and talents with our Middle and Upper School students, demonstrating how to communicate complex ideas through art.
Students in the Upper School elective Self-Discovery Through Literature recently met with award-winning author Olga Grushin to discuss her novel, Forty Rooms. As our seniors journey toward self-discovery beyond Severn, the visit was a chance to further investigate the mysteries of this philosophical and thought-provoking novel. During the intimate gathering, our students and teachers were honored by the writer’s interest in sharing her life and work with our community.