Jazmin Ross ‘25, Jordyn Lipford ‘24, Ka’Lysee Lanier ‘24 and Taryn Robinson ‘25 have earned academic honors from the College Board National Recognition Programs, receiving the National African American Recognition Award (NAARA).
Saniyah Hall ‘26 who was named the number three female player in the country for her class by ESPNW HoopGurls Recruiting Rankings. Saniyah, who plays guard for Laurel’s basketball team, has just started her Sophomore year and has already had more than a handful of college offers.
Jennifer Coleman ‘81, Program Director of Creative Culture and Arts for the George Gund Foundation, recently offered up her thoughts in a Crain’s Cleveland Business editorial on the importance of integrating art into all aspects of life.
Parents across the country turn to Dr. Lisa Damour, Executive Director of Laurel’s Center for Research on Girls and New York Times Bestselling Author of The Emotional Lives of Teenagers, to offer advice and reassurance when it comes to raising their teens.
Congratulations to Emily Felderman, visual arts teacher and Power & Purpose Coordinator at Laurel, who’s art focused on cyanotypes will be on display at the Gates Mills Library through the month of September.
Varsity Golf opened their season on July 31 playing in the Ohio Girls Golf Foundation Showcase. The event hosted 14 high school teams and 105 players. Siena Maschke '24 earned medalist honors with a two-under score of 70.
Laurel Head of School Ann V. Klotz reflects on Barbie World and how the Barbie Movie has, as critics suggested, upended the Barbie stereotype. "Gloria’s monologue mirrored conversations I have had for decades with girls and women as a teacher, mother and friend. It is complicated to be female.
Dr. Rachel Herlein, Assistant Head of School for Academic Excellence, spoke about the importance of parent involvement and the options parents have to get involved in an August Cleveland Jewish News story.
Dr. Cheryl Jackson Johnson ‘95, an OBGYN with Summa Healthcare Systems, was featured in a Forum 360 piece focused on Infant mortality rates. Dr. Johnson highlights how in sixth grade, while attending Laurel School, she discovered she wanted to be a physician.
Congratulations to Elle Richey '25 who has been selected as a Shining Star CLE top 25 Semifinalist! The 7th Annual Shining Star CLE 2023, sponsored by the Menorah Park Foundation, is a solo-singing competition for high school students from Northeast Ohio.
Sophia Casa '23 was honored at the Society of Professional Journalists—Cleveland Chapter annual awards night where she was the recipient of the Porter Scholarship, which recognizes an outstanding high school journalist.
Music journalist, author, Pollstar Senior Contributing Editor, and Laurel alumna Holly Gleason '81 was crowned the Entertainment Journalist of the Year at the LA Press Club’s annual Southern California Journalism Awards earlier this month.
Candace Maiden, Dean of Upper School Students and Co-Director of DEIB and Lauren Calig, Director of Multicultural Curriculum and Co-Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEIB), highlighted the many ways in which Laurel teaches a global perspective in this recent Cleveland Magazine piece.
Angela Yeager, Director of Laurel's Environmental Justice Program, was featured in a recent Cleveland Jewish News story where she highlighted the new Environmental Justice Semester Changemaker Scholarship.
Congratulations to Libby Bulanda ‘23, Maggie Chen ‘23, Julia Duong ‘26, Kaitlyn Ernst ‘24, Katie Izanec ‘25, Esther Ling ‘23, Madie Malbasa ‘24, Madison Orlando ‘23. Abby Preston ‘23, Nicole Samala ‘24, Kate Tracanna ‘24, Becky Walker ‘23, and Ella Witalec ‘25 who all qualified to compete in the Speech and Debate State Tournament!
Each year the Cleveland Institute of Art hosts the Scholastic Art & Writing Competition that recognizes creative achievement in area 7th-12th grade students. Applicants can submit in 28 different categories of art and writing.