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Please join The Potomac School for two great parties in two great cities to meet our new Head of School John Kowalik and reconnect with Potomac teachers Tracy Swecker Jaeger and Alex Thomas.
Wednesday, November 19
7:00 - 9:00 pm
8700 West 3rd Street Los Angeles
Thursday, November 20
7:00 - 9:00 pm
558 Sacramento Street San Francisco
Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres
Washington Revels Present its 32nd Annual Producation of The Christmast Revels. Order your tickets today. For more information click here.
Jonathan Darman ’99, Steven John '01, and Grant Myers ’00 are in the spotlight this fall with new work. Jonathan, a former Newsweek reporter, examines a defining moment in American political history in his new book, Landslide: LBJ and Ronald Reagan at the Dawn of a New America, which Publisher’s Weekly called “a smart and perceptive narrative.” Jonathan will be speaking on Wednesday, October 22 at 9:30am in the Engelhard Performing Arts Center. All are invited.
Grant Myers '00 is the screenwriter for the new film The Maze Runner. We had the chance to talk with Grant and her shared his story with us. Read more....
Within a few decades, solar technology will evolve to the point where power is endless . . . unless someone wants to stop the flow—which someone does. And the only men who can stop these high-tech terrorists are on horseback. Those men are the outriders…read more
Sophomores in Potomac’s Science and Engineering Research Center (SERC) program met world-renowned scientists and toured the labs of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology during a two-day visit to the Cambridge university last weekend. In addition to being exposed to various fields of science, the students watched SERC senior Ashley Rodriguez present her research during the Siemens regional finals, which were also held at MIT.
The sophomores toured labs focused on microfluidics, autonomous underwater vehicles, and biomechatronics in order to get a better understanding of their proposed areas of interest before deciding on the independent research they will pursue as juniors and seniors. “I got great contacts with researchers in the field,” says Nicholas Lansing, who is interested in studying climate change and marine biology. In addition to Nicholas (pictured, far right), the students who made the trip were (from left to right, with Ashley in the center) Peter Holmes, Nicola Ferris, Maria Nolan, Madeleine Brennan, and Sarah Hall.
The trip culminated with all six sophomores and science teachers Alec Burt, Isabelle Cohen, and Laura Petro watching Ashley present her research, which was honored in the prestigious Siemens high school science, math, and technology competition. Ashley was one of five regional finalists presenting an individual project and, although she was not selected as a national finalist, her research impressed many, including MIT's dean of admissions and the CEO of Siemens. “Everyone was in awe of her accomplishments,” says Isabelle, Ashley’s advisor. “She truly represented the best of Potomac.”
Ashley’s research on hemangiosarcoma, an aggressive dog cancer, will eventually be published, with her listed as the first author. She notes, “Siemens was an incredible experience. I got to meet scientists and talk with the other regional finalists about their research.”
This fall, both the boys and girls soccer teams won conference championships, pushing Potomac's overall championship total to 116. On Sunday, girls soccer (8-6-1) won the Independent School League (ISL) A tournament championship after its 1-0 victory over Episcopal. Tracey Mills's penalty kick clinched the conference title for the Panthers.
Meanwhile, boys soccer (13-4-3) won the Mid-Atlantic Conference (MAC) regular season title. The championship is the team's fifth overall and its first since 1998.