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Both SM Squash Teams Take Home Silver at Nationals

Over the first three days in February, both the St. Mark's boys' and girls' varsity squash teams competed in the 2019 HEAD U.S. High School Team Squash Championships. It is the world's largest squash tournament with more than 1,400 players—more than 200 seven-person teams competing across 14 draws—Boys' Divisions 1-8 and Girls' Divisions 1-6. Six venues in and around Hartford, Connecticut hosted the tournament.

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27th Annual Wick Festival Delights Weekend Audiences

Acapella music reigned at St. Mark's on Friday, February 1 and Saturday, February 2, as the 26th Annual Wick Choral Festival took place in the Putnam Family Arts Center's Class of 1945 Hall. Over both nights, the two St. Mark's acapella groups—the Royal Blues and the Marksmen—were joined by guest performers: groups from both high schools and universities.

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A Dozen SM Winter Teams Looking Strong at Mid-Season

This season, between varsity, JV, and 3rds, St. Mark's is fielding 16 different teams in winter athletic action. A dozen of these squads have achieved real success and are looking strong at mid-season. Overall, with 146 games already played and with 114 remaining (along with various league, New England, and national tournaments), St. Mark's teams have won 55% of their games, going 77-64-5 with 13 teams posting records of .500 or better.

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Distinguished Alumni Event Highlights Trustee Weekend

The 2019 Winter Trustee Weekend at St. Mark's took place on Friday, January 25, and Saturday, January 26. Members of the Board met as various committees as well as all together, they interacted with students and faculty, and they attended a special Friday service in Belmont Chapel, featuring music from Lora Xie '20 and presentations from VI Formers Caroline Dawson and Matt Hart. The major highlight of the weekend, however, was Friday evening's Distinguished Alumni Induction Ceremony.

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St. Mark's Grads See Action in College Sports this Past Fall

The Independent School League (ISL) features hundreds of talented scholar-athletes, and many of them go on to compete in college sports. An exemplar of this success is St. Mark's School. More than 30 of its graduates participated in college and university level athletics this past autumn. Their experiences covered a range of sports opportunities, including field hockey, soccer, football, women's rugby, fall tennis, and fall crew.

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More Than 150 Years of St. Mark's Thanksgivings

The very first St. Mark's School Thanksgiving was celebrated in Southborough, hosted by the School's Founder, Joseph Burnett, as two of the earliest students were his sons and it was not possible for their schoolmates to travel home and return during the brief time allotted to the holiday. So a Thanksgiving spread was served for all at the Burnett manse on Main Street: one school family, together giving thanks.

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Seven to Be Honored as Distinguished Alumni

In January, seven St. Markers will be inducted into the School's Cloister of Distinguished Alumni/ae. Mason Hammond '21, George Putnam '45, the Hon. C. Boyden Gray '60, Edward A. Taft '69, William B. Ewald III '72, Michael Boulware Moore '80, and Chrysanthe L. Gussis '87 will be honored. The induction ceremony will take place on Friday, January 25, at 6 PM in the Putnam Family Arts Center's Class of 1945 Hall, following a reception and chapel service.

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St. Mark's and Groton: A 132-Year Rivalry

This Saturday, November 10, St. Mark's teams will square off against opponents from Groton, continuing a rivalry that goes back 132 years. The two schools are once again vying for the coveted raccoon coat, while kicking off the year-long competition for the Burnett-Peabody Bowl. In 1886, the game was simply for bragging rights between the only two Episcopal boarding schools in Massachusetts.

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Coolidge Center a Highlight of Trustee Weekend

St. Mark's Trustee Weekend this fall featured a number of important events. In addition to regular Board meetings, on Friday, October 26, the trustees gathered to celebrate faculty and staff at a special luncheon in Taft Hall, attended a service in Belmont Chapel, participated in the dedication of the new T. Jefferson Coolidge Jr. '50 Athletic Performance and Wellness Center, and enjoyed the annual Founder's Associates dinner on the quad.

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X-Country, Girls' Soccer Lead the Way So Far This Fall

Just over two weeks remain until Groton Day and the dramatic close of another fall athletic season for St. Mark's. Two varsity teams—Boys' cross country and girls' varsity soccer—are leading the way for the Lions this fall, along with outstanding performances from several non-varsity teams, including a record-extending performance by boys' JV cross country.

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St. Markers Help Local Schools with STEM Education

In early October, St. Marker Connor Browder, a current VI Former from Greenwich, Conn., visited the Christa McCauliffe Charter School in Framingham to initiate a program to help with STEM education, particularly in the field of computer coding and engineering. Browder is taking the lead as part of St. Mark's SMCODE club, utilizing a Class of 1968 Fellowship Grant.

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Sustainability: SM Creates Green Revolving Fund

St. Mark's recently established a $100,000 Green Revolving Fund (GRF) designated for energy efficiency and sustainability projects with an attractive return on investment (ROI). The savings accrued from carefully selected projects are then returned to the GRF and used to fund future projects. The establishment of the GRF is a testament to St. Mark's vision and commitment to environmental and social sustainability, reflected in the School's Sustainability Strategic Plan.

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