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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
On Wednesday, October 22, students got a chance to listen and learn life lessons from two alumni from the Class of 1999: Jonathan Darman and Shauna Burgess Friedman. In the morning, Jonathan, a former Newsweek reporter and author of the new book Landslide: LBJ and Ronald Reagan at the Dawn of a New America, spoke to Upper School students about political journalism, the twists and turns of his career, and the unpredictable nature of almost everything. “Even though you can’t predict the future, don’t ever stop preparing and setting goals,” Jonathan advised. “When you work hard and your plans are upended, you’ll have the skill set to find a life of meaning and consequence.”
Later, Shauna told Intermediate School students the remarkable story of how she and others helped exonerate Dewey Bozella, a man wrongfully imprisoned for murder. Shauna and others at the law firm WilmerHale worked tirelessly to find evidence to prove the innocence of Dewey, who was freed in 2009 after 26 years in prison.
Despite a plea deal that offered him freedom, Dewey refused to admit to something he did not do. “He had so much integrity,” Shauna said, adding for students: "Always do the right thing, even when it’s really hard.” Dewey used his decades in prison to earn various degrees and become the prison’s lightweight boxing champion. In 2011, he received ESPN's Arthur Ashe Courage Award.
Senior Ashley Rodriguez has been selected as a regional finalist and national semifinalist in the prestigious Siemens high school science, math, and technology competition for her research on hemangiosarcoma, an aggressive dog cancer. She was one of only five Virginia students selected as a regional finalist and one of only 97 nationwide.
Ashley, who is part of Potomac’s Science and Engineering Research Center (SERC) program, has been conducting independent research on the cancer for two years. By the close of her first year in SERC, she had put together a research proposal that impressed Jaime Modiano, head of a renowned veterinary lab at the University of Minnesota. “She was asking all these questions that we had missed,” Modiano says. In the summer of 2013, the scholar invited her to do her research in his lab and arranged a grant to pay her expenses. “I don’t get post-doc applicants as astute as she is.” Ashley continued her research at Potomac during her junior year and returned to Minnesota last summer to complete her project.
In her research, Ashley identified an increase within the cancer cells of two proteins that may contribute to the disease, as well as a potential drug to target those proteins. Modiano’s lab is now moving to publish these findings, with Ashley listed as the first author. Potomac biology teacher Dr. Isabelle Cohen, Ashley’s advisor, will also be listed as an author.
“It’s the beginning of something very cool, and very big,” Modiano said.