For many students, summer break is a chance to spend time outdoors. For Maggie Eastlack '19, it was an opportunity to live outdoors while completing the NOLS Wind River Service Expedition in Wyoming.
What does it take to prepare for athletic participation at the collegiate level? That's what 15 of the School's most recent graduates were thinking this summer before heading to colleges and universities across the country. For one new alumni, Jasmine Furin '18, she has taken extensive measures to ensure she's ready to join the Washington & Lee University women's soccer team this fall.
Led by Learning Village Librarian Sarah FitzHenry, a School community campaign to celebrate pleasure reading during the summer break has seen more than 150 posts of #STABSummerReading shared on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
From July 30 - Aug. 3, 35 students from 20 area schools came to St. Anne's-Belfield School for the first ever SPARK! Exploration program. The week-long workshop served as a computer science learning and hackathon experience for students in Grades 5 - 8.
This summer, Liza Khutsishvili volunteered as a six-week research assistant at University of Virginia's Okusa Lab, which focuses on chronic and acute kidney injury. With a background in volunteering at Martha Jefferson Hospital, Khutsishvili decided to push herself into diving fully into medical research.
Nearly 80 teachers and administrators spent four days in July attending the annual faculty professional development institute Learn to Learn V. Turning Brennan Hall into a kind of laboratory, they covered the walls with giant post-it notes, each cramped with writing in all colors from faculty members expressing their thoughts, experiences, and dreams.