Catlin Gabel News Spring 08

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The Gambol celebrates 50th anniversary with gusto

Rukaiyah Adams ’91 speaks about financial aid at the Gambol

The 2008 Golden Gambol auction at the Portland Art Museum grossed a record $560,000 from more than 490 guests, with $175,000 of that dedicated to our special appeal, financial aid. Guest speaker Rukaiyah Adams ’91 spoke movingly about the importance of financial aid and what it does for young people’s lives. As a result of the appeal, we will be able to support an additional six students on financial aid next year, including tuition relief and incidentals such as books, laptops, and trips. The Gambol continues to support professional development for our faculty and staff. Our success this year means more teachers will further their professional educations at workshops, conferences, and classes. Thanks to co-chairs and current parents Tina Skouras and Yale Popowich and the many volunteers who made this event an outstanding success.

News from around Honey Hollow

The new Upper School science lab

An editorial on global education by head of school Lark Palma appeared in the Portland Business Journal on April 25. . . .The Upper School science building’s new lab and classroom opened in April, adding much-needed space for the sciences. . . . Facilities director Eric Shawn was honored by the Oregon School Facilities Management Association with its top 2008 leadership award. Thanks to the efforts of Eric and his staff, so far this year Catlin Gabel has sent 26 percent less waste to the landfill.

Our amazing students

Sophomores Erica Berry, Sam Bishop, Ted Case, Irene Milsom, and Christine Weston, and juniors Victoria Trump Redd, Anthony Lin, and Rivfka Shenoy, were chosen to attend the 2008 National Young Leaders Conference in Washington, DC. . . . Irene Milsom ’10 won a School Year Abroad Merit Scholarship to study in Zaragoza, Spain. . . . “The Wedding,” an essay by Susie Nieh ’13, was published in the March 2008 issue of Teen Ink. . . . Alex Corey ’11 won 2nd prize in the United Nations Association’s Oregon essay contest. . . . Hilary Gross ’07, Michal Orczyk ’08, and Ramtin Rahmani ’12 won 1st place honors in PSU’s Ooligan Press young adult creative writing contest, and Maddy Case ’08 won 2nd place. . . . Poems by Erica Berry ’10 and Ian Wayne ’08 will be in A Celebration of Young Poets, a national anthology. . . . The Lower School chess team tied for 1st place in the Chess for Success state competition, where Dash Shulman ’16 won individual 2nd place. Chloe Smith ’15 won 3rd place in her division at the Oregon Scholastic Chess Federation championships. . . . A group of 7th grade drama students will perform The Clay Cart, Gamble Everything for Love at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in July. . . . Rohan Borkar ’10 took 1st place in the Oregon Music Teacher Association’s Romantic Period Festival.

Our amazing students in math and science

The Flaming Chickens robotics team won the regional FIRST Robotics Competition. as well as awards for their website (www.team1540.org) and engineering inspiration, and competed in the world championships in Atlanta in April. . . . At the Oregon Junior Academy of Science meeting, Tara Kumar ’09 placed in the top five, winning her a trip to a national conference in May. Ben Lee ’08, Anthony Lin ’09, and Rivfka Shenoy ’09 placed in the top 20 and will attend a conference in Chicago. . . . Yale Fan ’10 was selected at the regional Intel Science and Engineering Fair to compete in the international fair in May in Atlanta . . . Eric Montague ’08 and Ben Streb ’10 won as a novice team at Willamette University’s TechStart high school computer programming contest. . . . Sibo Wang ’09 and Brynmor Chapman ’10 are among 500 students nationwide who qualified for the U.S. Mathematical Olympiad.

Thanks to Karen Katz ’74 for her work compiling material for the “All-School News,” a source for this news page.