David Astle Memorial Lecture Series

To Inspire and Motivate

Each year the David Astle Memorial Lecture is a source of inspiration and motivation for our community. Through sharing their powerful messages with our students, these honored guest speakers show our students both the value of perseverance and the impact service can have on a global scale.

2018 Guest Speaker: Elena Delle Donne

Severn School is delighted to announce that the 2018 David Astle Memorial Lecture Series speaker is WNBA Star Elena Delle Donne, an inspiring American professional basketball player, advocate, and business woman. Delle Donne will address the Middle and Upper School's on Tuesday, April 10th during a special afternoon assembly with a Q&A with Headmaster Doug Lagarde. The assembly will be open to Severn parents, alumni, and the greater community.

About the Astle Memorial Lecture Series

David Sheridan Astle '92 is the late son of the Honorable and Mrs. John C. Astle, Maryland State Senator (District 30). The 23-year-old died tragically in December 1997, when a deer stepped into the path of a car he was riding in.

A 1992 Severn School alumnus, David was an active member of the school community during his seven years as a student, and a well-liked member of the alumni body. He told his mother shortly before his death that he felt he had developed life-long friends while at Severn School.

He realized Severn taught him more than the basics of education; Severn School helped develop his character by encouraging his own innate sense of integrity, responsibility, honor, and commitment.

The David Astle Memorial Endowment, begun by Senator and Mrs. Astle in 1998, funds this annual lecture series through which knowledgeable and/or inspirational speakers are invited to share their expertise, experiences, and messages with the community.


Previous Lectures

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Lower School

Preschool-Grade 5
Chesapeake Campus
1185 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd
Arnold, MD 21012

Middle/Upper School

Grade 6-12
Teel Campus
Severna Park, MD 21146