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St. Mark's and Groton: A 133-Year Rivalry

This Saturday, November 9, St. Mark's teams will square off against opponents from Groton, continuing a rivalry that goes back 133 years. The two schools are once again vying for the coveted raccoon coat, while kicking off the yearlong 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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St. Mark's Rowing: A Legacy Beyond Graduation

There are more than 60 St. Mark's graduates currently participating in athletics in colleges and universities. Most of them take part in what are generally seasonal sports, and their endeavors are detailed on this site after each season is finished. But rowing transcends the seasons. It is a year-round commitment, competitive in the fall and the spring, and the St. Mark's rowing legacy has been carried on by several alumni this fall.

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Diocesan Bishop Alan Gates Visits St. Mark's

On Thursday, October 17, the Right Reverend Alan Gates, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, visited St. Mark's. The School, and especially its historic Belmont Chapel, are part of the Diocese as Episcopal institutions, and the bishop formally visits every four years along with celebrating at services of confirmation for members of the St. Mark's community from time to time.

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Psychologist Dr. David Gleason to Speak at Family Weekend

Dr. David Gleason, longtime consulting psychologist at Concord Academy and the author of At What Cost: Defending Adolescent Development in Fiercely Competitive Schools, will speak at St. Mark's on Friday, October 11, at 3:00 p.m. in the Putnam Family Arts Center's Class of 1945 Hall. The event, part of Family Weekend, is free and open to the public. Dr. Gleason will also meet with student, faculty, and administrative groups during the weekend. On Saturday evening, he will participate in the St. Mark's College Counseling program.

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St. Markers Join Global Climate Change Walkout

On Friday morning, September 20, some 200 members of the St. Mark's community joined hundreds of thousands of protesters around the world to raise awareness about climate change. While supporters of all ages turned out for the Global Climate Strike, the day was billed as a walkout by high school students to call on world leaders to step up their efforts against carbon emissions and other environmental issues.

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VI Former Lora Xie is Linguistics Olympiad Medalist

Lanruo (Lora) Xie, a VI Form student from Qingyang District, China, recently won a bronze medal in individual competition at the 17th International Linguistics Olympiad, held in Yongin, South Korea, from July 29 to August 2. Xie also won a silver medal in team competition. The jury awarded 60 medals (10 gold, 21 silver, and 29 bronze), as well as 31 honorable mentions, six team contest trophies, three team cups for highest average score, and seven "best solution" prizes.

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The 6th Annual Global Citizenship Institute a Success

Over seven days in July, as many as 40 participants took part in the 6th Annual Global Citizenship Institute (GCI) at St. Mark's. A collaboration between St. Mark's School and Austria's Salzburg Global Seminar, the Global Citizenship Institute's mission is to educate and support faculty and students from public, private and international secondary schools as they learn ways to become engaged global citizens, actively working to solve problems of global and local significance.

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100 Graduate at 154th St. Mark's Prize Day Ceremony

On Saturday, June 8, 100 St. Markers received diplomas at the School's 154th Prize Day exercises. Diplomas with distinction were awarded to 57 graduates, 18 were members of the Cum Laude Society, and 10 earned Classics Diplomas, having mastered both Greek and Latin, entitling each to wear a laurel wreath at the ceremony. Alumnus Kevin Tang '85 delivered the keynote Prize Day address, while graduating VI Former Colin Capenito was the traditional Valedictorian.

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St. Mark's Lion Term 2019 a Roaring Success

In its third year, Lion Term continued to provide St. Markers with positive, enriching opportunities, outside of the traditional classroom and schedule. The two-week Form-based experience included team-building, community service, and experiential learning. Approaching a single topic through the lens of interdisciplinary and experiential education, students were able to take appropriate intellectual and academic risks, pursue and cultivate new interests, tap into resources within the local and global communities, and prepare to be active and engaged participants at the university level and beyond.

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Champions Again! Celebrating SM Girls' Crew Program

At the 2019 New England Interscholastic Rowing Association (NEIRA) Regatta on May 25, five St. Markers once again wore gold, as the SM girls' varsity crew 3rd boat came in first place. With a time of 6:18.351 over the Lake Quinsigamond course in Worcester, the Lions defeated Choate, Taft, Winsor, Nobles, and Deerfield in their Grand Final race. It was the sixth championship finish for St. Mark's girls' crew program in its 41 year history. That same day, the SM girls' varsity 4th boat placed second in their Grand Final race, earning the 18th medal in the history of the program.

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