From the Spring 2014 Caller
By Lark P. Palma
Students who have attended Catlin Gabel since preschool, kindergarten, or first grade, and their parents, join Beginning School families and teachers for a very special Friday Sing.
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Catlin Gabel seniors are about to embark on an exciting new chapter in their lives. Five seniors speak here about their college choices, and how they found a good fit for them.
Thomas is going to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago!
Emmarose is going to the University of Southern California!
Chris is going to Princeton University!
Liban's going to Swarthmore College!
Sadie is going to Barnard College!
Here's where the class of 2014 is going to college!
Three films by Catlin Gabel 8th graders received awards at the Middle School Media Festival at Bush School in Seattle:
"Free Yourself" by Andrei Stoica and Katie Truong: Honorable Mention
"Welcome To The Hood" by Stuart Ryan, Mason Snider, and Elliott White: Audience Award
"One Fish Two Fish Dead Fish Chewed Fish" by Piper Kizziar, Kathryn Putz and Rachael Underwood: Audience Award & Teacher’s Choice Award
Congratulations to the filmmakers and their teacher, Brendan Gill.
Sophomore Nic Bergen's film "Continuous Quest" won the Grand Prix--first place, best film--last night at the selective International Youth Silent Film Festival, competing against films from the U.S., Canada, and China. Nic received a generous cash prize and time on the set of "Grimm," and will be featured in the Rose Festival. Watch for news of a public screening on June 4. Congrats to Nic and our other finalists, Søren Anderson, Becca Dunn, Gus Edelen O'Brien, Zulema Young-Toledo & Elena Lee, Ben Waitches-Eubanks & Javin Dana, and Vikram Nallakrishnan & Reuben Schafir!
Catlin Gabel sent two finalists this year to the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair held the week of May 11 in Los Angeles. Both Nikhil Murthy ’17 and Valerie Ding ’15 came home with awards.
Valerie Ding won four awards:
1. 4th Place Grand Award in Physics & Astronomy
2. 3rd Place Internationally & 1st Place Nationally (USA), SPIE International Society for Optics and Photonics
3. Top 6 Nationally, from American Association of Physics Teachers and the American Physical Society
4. New American University Provost Scholarship, Arizona State University (awarded to 22 projects nationally).
Nikhil Murthy won 2nd Place Grand Award in the category of Chemistry.
Congratulations, Nikhil and Valerie!
Four individuals and three teams of two and have made it to the top 46 Pacific Northwest Regional Finals of the International Youth Silent Film Festival. As finalists, their work will be showcased May 19 – 21, from 7:30 to 9 p.m., at the Hollywood Theatre in Portland.
Congratulations to individual finalists freshman Gus Edelen O’Brien, and sophomores Søren Anderson, Becca Dunn, and Nic Bergen; and to team finalists freshmen Reuben Schafir and Vikram Nallakrishnan, Elena Lee and Zulema Young-Toledo, and Ben Waitches-Eubanks and Javin Dana.
The International Youth Silent Film Festival is a nonprofit organization that gives youth the opportunity to show their work at an annual competition. To purchase tickets, contact the Hollywood Theatre or call 503-281-4215.
Students in the PLACE urban studies class joined forces with students from Rex Putnam High School in Milwaukie, Oregon, to give a presentation about food security at a virtual international youth conference.
Other presenting groups were from Grand Rapids, Michigan; Medellin, Colombia; Lima, Peru; and Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. The conference was at 6 a.m. PST, so the students from Oregon awakened at 4:30 to set up at Rex Putnam at 5:30 a.m.
The mayor of Grand Rapids addressed the conference and said he was grateful to have youth tackling the important issues of food sustainability and equity.
Representatives from the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability also attended the virtual conference from locales in Germany, Bangladesh, and Brazil.
The presentations were informative, the questions were rich, and everyone learned a lot about local food issues in different countries.