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  • Robotics Team Fares Well in Competition

    For the past two years, science and math instructors Jamy Haughey and Ensign Simmons have offered a STEM co-curricular activity called the Robotics Team. This year, a group of five students—Jessica Ip '19, Matthew Montante '21, Rohan Razdan '19, James Steinberger '19, and Steven Xia '20—have met three times a week for at least two hours to build a robot from scratch that could perform specific jobs that could be entered into a competition.
  • Basketball Star Cooney Begins a New Chapter

    Trevor Cooney’s ‘11 basketball journey has led him to record-setting performances at both Sanford School and Syracuse University. After graduating college with a degree in communications, Cooney found he was not quite ready to leave the world of basketball. This led him to accept the opportunity to play professionally in Europe, most recently in Spain.
  • Broadway Performer Returns to Sanford

    With the recent closing of Escape to Margaritaville, its female lead, Lisa Howard, decided to use some of her new-found free time to plan a return visit to Sanford School. This will mark the third time Howard has come to campus to share her talents with students by offering master classes in both acting and singing.
  • Sanford trustee, parent, and supporter Bill Lafferty (2nd from left) is surrounded by his family after receiving the school's 2018 Founder's Day award. Photo courtesy of Ted Rosenthal/Izmaddy Studios.

    Lafferty's Leadership Lauded at Founder's Day

    Sanford’s respect for and appreciation of its rich history has been well documented. Strategic planning keeps an eye on the future, but the vision of its founder, Ellen Q. Sawin, is never forgotten. In fact, the entire school gathers together as a community each September to celebrate Founder’s Day because of its deeply held respect for Mother Sawin and her mission.
  • Justin Lane (center), whose artwork earned him a $1,000 prize, is joined by Visual Arts Instructor Nina Silverman-Weeks and his father Jack after receiving his award. Justin's efforts also resulted in the Visual Arts Department receiving art supplies valued at $1,500

    Visual Arts Student & Department Honored

    Visual Arts Instructor Nina Silverman-Weeks selected several works of art by Sanford students to join others from the state of Delaware—and every other state in the nation—to be exhibited at the annual National Art Education Association (NAEA) Convention, which was held in Seattle, Washington in March, 2018. Justin Lane, a fourth-grader at the time, completed a mixed-media work entitled “Leaves,” which was one of the pieces chosen for the national exhibit by Silverman-Weeks. Lane creatively and effectively used a variety of paints and painting techniques to compose his outstanding work of art.

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