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Brooke Davis '26, Madie Malbasa '24, Kate Tracanna '24, Shaliz Bazldjoo '24 and Emelie Friedrich '24 participated in Mentor High School's sixth annual Model UN Conference and came home with three awards!
Laurel School is pleased to announce the induction of four Laurel Alumnae into its Athletic Hall of Fame. The ceremony for Ann Daniels Marks ’54, Kelly Schumann Styne ’80, Patricia Hannon ’82 and Brittney Jackson ’10 took place in the Laurel’s Newly Renovated Tippit Gym. Inductees are chosen for their athletic achievements while students at Laurel and their passion and ongoing commitment to their sport.
Congratulations to Indira Katiyar '23 who has been named a National Merit Semifinalist in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program for her high scores on the preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
Gift will support the creation of The Ruhlman Family Center for Environmental Learning which will provide labs, classrooms and common areas designed for use by students in all grades at the Butler Campus, and will also support renovations at the Lyman Campus.
Congratulations to Emma Davidson '24, who received a memorial scholarship from the Geauga County Beekeepers Association in honor of Eleanor Spirka, a long-serving association member and dedicated beekeeper.
Kaitlyn Ernst '24 recently competed at the State Science Fair and took home multiple awards, including first place for the Governor's Thomas Edison Award for Excellence in Biotechnology and Biomedical Technologies.
Upper School Visual Art Teacher Lori Kella has worked over the past eight months in her studio to create a new series of photographs that examine the dramatic coastal erosion along the shores of Lake Erie.
Dr. Lisa Damour, Executive Director of Laurel's Center for Research on Girls, was included in a Washington Post piece about the importance of jobs for teens this summer, especially following a pandemic.
Lauren Calig, Director of Multicultural Curriculum and Co-Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging, penned a beautiful piece last month in Well-Schooled, a site for educational storytelling.
Nicole Franks, Director of Pre-Primary, was included in a recent Cleveland Jewish News story focused on the benefits of early school exposure and how to know if your child is ready at a young age to attend school.
The swim team ended a successful season with Sectionals and District competition. All four girls—Savannah Tidmore ‘25, Eliza Emmet ‘25, Madie Malbasa ‘24, and Eva Gross ‘25—had strong showings at the Sectionals at SPIRE, with many personal-best times.
Cherish Hayes '22 and Hayley Smith '22 were featured in a story in the newsletter The Land about their work with GCUFFlinks, an offshoot program of the Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival, which launched in 2015 and prepares aspiring young filmmakers and actors from Greater Cleveland for the world stage.
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.
Technology Innovation Specialist and Maker Mentor, Karen Redmond was recently featured in Northeast Ohio Parent's Magazine where she weighed in on Laurel's Collaboratory and how students use the space to create, tinker and learn.