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  • What’s Happening at Sanford

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  • The boys' basketball team continued its winning tradition and brought home another state title.

    Winter Athletes Soar This Year

    In a year where normal seemed to be everything but, one piece of normalcy remained. The Sanford Warriors’ winter sports teams lived up to their lofty standards. Two state champs, two state runner ups. Business as usual.
  • Junior Scores in Top 1% in Nationwide Math Competition

    William Wu '22 finished in the top 1% of students who recently participated in the American Mathematics Competition for tenth- through twelfth-grade students. William's score of 141 out of a possible 150 points qualifies him to take the American Invitational Mathematics Examination.
  • Sanford Teacher Selected for National History Day Program

    Sanford Middle School Teacher Tiffany Domingues is one of only 120 teachers selected for a National History Day® (NHD) spring professional development program. This course focuses on using online Library of Congress resources to develop and support historical arguments and is a feature of NHD’s membership in the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Consortium.
  • Dougherty Named Runner-Up in Poetry Out Loud Competition

    Sanford senior Lia Dougherty has earned the title first runner-up in the 2021 Poetry Out Loud (POL) competition in Delaware. Lia recited three poems during the event: "to the notebook kid" by Eve L. Ewing, "The Cave" by Paul Tran, and "Early Affection" by George Moses Horton. For her accomplishment, Lia will receive $100 and Sanford will receive a stipend to purchase poetry books.
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    Scarlett Helmecki '24 First to Earn Eagle Scout Honors

    Scarlett Helmecki '24, a founding member of Scouts BSA Troop 1923, has become the first female Eagle Scout registered in the state of Delaware and in Boy Scouts of America's Del-Mar-Va Council. Scarlett will be recorded as a member of the inaugural class of female Eagle Scouts nationally, which BSA conferred on February 8, 2021, to approximately 750 young women who earned the rank of Eagle Scout in less than 24 months. BSA opened its eponymous program to young women on February 1, 2019.

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    No Talent Lies Latent

    Located on a beautiful college-like campus in Hockessin, Delaware, Sanford School is a college-prep private school for boys and girls in preschool (age 3) through high school.