The Record

MD Science Olympiad team makes it to States

Izzy Abbott, Staff Writer

April 12, 2019

The sixth through ninth grade Science Olympiad Team traveled to Syracuse, New York, last Friday to participate in the Division B and C states competition, accompanied by Dean of Class of 2025 Michelle Amilicia, Middle Division (MD) science teacher Michael Degasperi, as well as club advisors Michael ...

Seventh grade sees cultural show at Apollo Theatre

Patrick Stinebaugh, Staff Writer

March 16, 2019

The seventh grade boarded buses headed for the Apollo Theater in Manhattan this morning at 9:30. The trip, run by Middle Division (MD) history teacher Natalie Wiegand, is part of the seventh grade’s museum projects for their history classes, and is new to the MD.  The museum project is part of the seventh gr...

JoJo Hong (8) skates her way to Junior Worlds

Samuel Keimweiss, Staff Writer

March 16, 2019

This past weekend, Jocelyn Hong (8) headed out to Croatia for the biggest moment of her life so far, she said. After training for six years and competing both nationally and internationally, Hong attended the Junior World Figure Skating Championships in Croatia. “I had a lot of fun in Croatia and it was ...

Students spread the joy of books on service trip

Claire Goldberg, Contributing Writer

March 8, 2019

A group of eighth grade students are participating in service learning project Project Cicero to fulfill their service learning requirement today and tomorrow. The students will take a bus to Hotel Pennsylvania in Midtown to have a hands-on learning experience while helping New York City public schools, ...

Profiles on stand-out female athletes: Clementine Bondor

Vivian Sweet, Staff Writer

March 8, 2019

This past season on the Middle Division (MD) Crew Team, Clementine Bondor (8) rowed her way to the top and cheered on her fellow teammates along the way. Despite having no previous experience, Clementine was immediately drawn to rowing on the erg, she said. “After the first day of tryouts, I kne...

Profiles on stand-out female athlete: Bella Harrison

Lauren Ho, Contributing Writer

March 8, 2019

A key player of the Seventh Grade Girls Basketball team this past season was Bella Harrison (7), a point guard whose fierce competitiveness and great ball handling skills helped to bring the team to a three-and-one season. One of Bella’s main strengths is that she’s fast off the dribble and sho...

Profiles on stand-out female athletes: Emma Chan

Yesh Nikam, Contributing Writer

March 8, 2019

This past month, the Middle Division (MD) swimming season came to an end, and Emma Chan (8) broke the previous record for the second best time in the 50-yard backstroke. She received high praise from coaches and teammates for her achievements. “Emma is always positive and has a tremendous work ethic,...

Spotlights on MD sports stars: Harry Lowy

Nathan Zelizer, Contributing Writer

March 1, 2019

A key contributor to the Middle Division’s (MD) Wrestling Team’s success this season was eighth-grader Harry Lowy (8), according to Wrestling team Coach Gregg Quilty. Lowy won both of his matches and was a central factor in the development of the younger players, Quilty said. “I won both of ...

Spotlights on MD sports stars: Nate Wildman

David Maydan, Contributing Writer

March 1, 2019

For Nate Wildman (8), basketball is a crucial aspect of his extracurricular life. His experience on the court has allowed him to mature into both a seasoned athlete and an effective leader. According to Wildman, he was drawn to basketball from a young age. After a family friend introduced him to the sp...

Spotlights on MD sports stars: James Ho

Yin Fei, Contributing Writer

March 1, 2019

The Middle Division (MD) Swim team left the pool with a great season, with many of the athletes either beating their previous times or setting personal goals that they accomplished. One swimmer in particular, James Ho (7), shined in an especially memorable way throughout the entire winter sports season...

Spanish students learn how to flamenco

Spanish students learn how to flamenco

Claire Goldberg and Katya Tolunsky

March 1, 2019

The sixth grade Spanish students had a hands-on experience with Spanish culture in a flamenco workshop last Monday that enhanced what they are learning about in the classroom. Valerie Maté-Hunt, the Head of Middle School (MD) Language Department, organized the event. “The event took place becaus...

Mock Newberry club awards Poet X as winner

Mock Newberry club awards Poet X as winner

Dallas Dent, Contributing Writer

February 1, 2019

The Middle Division (MD) Mock Newbery Committee spent D and E periods last Tuesday reviewing several books that qualified as finalists for the Newberry Award, with the 36 students from grades six to eight engaged in spirited discussion over which finalist they thought should win the award. “Each eager...

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