Freshman Maggie Fields, Freshman Ellie Sandeen, and US English Teacher Kristen Collier listen to the latest news at a People for Environmental Protection Meeting. Photo: Elizabeth Trevathan
US Math Teacher Mary Lincoln, US English Teacher Kristen Collier, and Senior and President of People for Environmental Protection, Iris Shaker-Check, have a weekly meeting to catch up on their current projects.
MORE THAN WINNING. Director of Debate Tom Fones teaches a class. Fones said, “I can see the confidence and the public speaking skill coming up so that when they graduate I know they’re going to have those skills.”
IT’S ALL DEBATABLE. 9th graders Davyd Carchuk, Samuel Zelazo, Val Chafee, Jack Hlavka (front), sophmores Maxanne Millerhaller, Allison Audette, 9th graders Nafisa Hagi-Aden, and Maura Hartfeldt (middle) and 9th graders Noa Gross and Ellie Sandeen listen closely in class.
FOCUS. Sophomore Aman Rahman and 9th grader Jack Hlavka pay close attention in class so to improve debating skills for future debates.
Besse believes that animation and movie is the future of art and has a plan to become an director in the future.
Besse has taken art classes at St. Paul Academy and Summit School before and plans to take classes next year to further her exploration of animation.
Nan Besse drew this image of Gabriel Fauré, a composer, for her grandpa who is a fan of Fauré.
One way that drawing and writing influence each other in Besse’s life is that she uses drawings to figure out characters. “I love drawing people in different styles. [..] When you draw, there’s just so much that you don’t actually realize it just writing about it but if you draw it out, you kind of like force yourself to be like, hey, like this is what I want.”
Besse started with hand-drawings that were influenced by literature and history, but as her art grew, she started looking towards the future of art and started learning about animation.
9th grader Alex Moore looks reading notes for French class.
Michael Moran (10) and Thomas Jaeger (12) recover from a workout. From dryland to racing, the team sticks together and pushes each other to ski as fast as they can.
Interim US Athletic Director Rick Johns (pictured above) will spend the year at SPA during the search for Andrea Schmidt’s replacement.
In hopes to get more people to go outside on Black Friday, the DNR began Free Park Friday in 2015.
Hot Hands’ selection of pies offers a sweeter alternative to their savory biscuit-based menu items.
The Hot Hands chicken pot pie features a flaky pastry crust with a chicken stew filling.
The avocado biscuit sandwich elevated avocado toast by adding a sunny-side-up egg, lime cured onions, roasted serrano mayo, and crispy shallots.
The row of paintings by Ruth Schilling Hardwood ’69 Depict Simple Paintings and Drawings showing the beauty in life.
The two paintings “Reflecting” and “Off the Red Wall” by Ruth Schilling Hardwood ’69 depict new angles of reflections on water with intricate colors.
Stewardship 2 by Sally Duback ’64 Depicts a woman with a colorful background who is pregnant with a skeleton of an animal.
The three pieces by James Vose ’69 all depict images of everyday household items showing the beauty in each.
The Farlands Codex by Victoria Guest ’14 depicts an animation video with dragons and humans interacting.
Upper School Assistant Aja Parham performed “A Part of Your World” from Disney’s The Little Mermaid.
Juniors Gracie Tilney-Kaemmer and Gavin Kimmel performed “Busted” from Phineas and Ferb.
Ninth-graders Mimi Huelster, Ruby Fields, Rachel Swenson lip-synced “Mr. Sandman” from the 1950s group The Chordettes.
Junior Rylan Hefner, last year’s fan-favorite performed “Vogue” by Madonna.
Seniors Ananya Narayan, Melissa Nie, Nina Smetana, Ellie Hoppe, Hannah Larson, Annika Findlay, Tina Wilkens, Martha Slaven, Kathleen Bishop, and Sydney Therien performed Toxic by Britney Spears. “It was a party and I’m glad that we got to carry on the tradition of doing a senior girl’s lip-sync. I definitely think that it’s something other grades should do in the future,” senior Ellie Hoppe said, who organized and choreographed the dance.