An unprecedented 14 Potomac School students competed in the prestigious Tournament of Champions for speech and debate at the University of Kentucky in the last week of April. Qualifying for this national tournament is in itself an accomplishment, and winning in any of its divisions is very difficult – the competition is fierce and the judges adhere to the highest standards. The Potomac contingent performed admirably, giving the tournament their all.
Congratulations to the incredible members of our Upper School robotics program! This past weekend, Potomac sent nine of our 12 teams (12A, 12E, 12F, 12G, 12H, 12J, 12M, 12N, and 12P) to the State Championship in Doswell – and rocked the event. Not a single Potomac team had a losing record!
Rain was in the forecast for September 7 – the first Friday of the new academic year at The Potomac School – but sunny skies prevailed, allowing the school's traditional Opening Assembly to be held outdoors as planned. The annual ceremony includes a procession of seniors and kindergartners, remarks of welcome, and the presentation of Potomac's Excellent Teaching Award. This year, something special and entirely new was added to these traditions: a ceremonial groundbreaking for the school's Center for Athletics and Community.
Close your eyes and think of a farm. Perhaps a red barn comes to mind. Straight rows of corn stand at attention. This kind of farm – civilized, mechanized, regimented – makes Norman (Skip) Paul ’68 cringe.
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Kareem Farah ’09 does a lot of thinking during commutes. He recalls, “I often felt most productive learning material on my own or with peers after class.”
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