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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Upper Schooler Reconnects to Lower School Through Seussical

"Hi!!!" I say as I smile and wave frantically.
"Hey, Aman!" the giant replies.
I smile again and stroll over to my fellow 5th grade friends.
"That's right. I just talked to an upper schooler!"
Aman and some of her Lower School castmates.
They look at me in awe and I feel amazing for the rest of the day. When I was in Lower School, I knew a lot of Upper Schoolers thanks to Belfry Summer Camp. The Upper Schoolers were the counselors, but we felt like they were our best friends. This past year as I transitioned into Upper School I got the opportunity to work with the Lower School in the Belfry's production of Suessical. It was so much fun to work with them and an amazing experience. It was a different feeling, being put on a pedestal by the Lower Schoolers, when just a few years ago I was doing the same. I would walk in the library and I would hear them whispering
"I know her!!! She's Mrs. Mayor."
So I would smile and wave, knowing very well that their days would be made just as mine were years ago.

~ Aman G. ‘19

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

GA Students Spark Scientific Interest

Did you know that only 21 percent of full science professors and a mere 5 percent of full engineering professors are women? There is a significant gap between the number of men and the number of women in science. So what can we do to get more girls and women interested and have them pursue it? One way is hosting events for girls to promote female scientists
JT helps Glenside students during construction.

Paper copter in flight.
Before Spring Break, a few female GA students, including myself, attended the Women in Science Fair at Glenside Elementary. Throughout the day, we made paper copters with students at Glenside in grades K-4. All of the students showed a ton of interest and desire to make the paper copter themselves. Of course, some of the younger students wanted a bit of help with the cutting, but we could see the great sense of accomplishment on their faces after they had finished making it.

~JT S. '18