Upper School News

Economics' students master a range of skills by developing and broadcasting King Cast

Currently in its third season, King Cast is a lively, weekly, podcast/videocast produced by students in King's Upper School Economics Division. "When I first joined the King Cast, I was worried I wasn't going to be able to keep up, but I have learned so much about not just economics, but also about working with a team to produce an entire show," says Jake Murphy '21, the show's video editor.

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Upper School students create and facilitate civil rights activity in honor of MLK Day

When the Upper School's newly formed human rights cohort was asked if they would like the opportunity to create community programming for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the answer was a resounding "yes." Together, students worked to create an interactive board game style activity designed to uncover unsung Civil Rights heroes and stories.

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King School's Sammy Hillenmeyer '21 and Joe Winterlich '21 named scholars in prestigious, nationwide Regeneron Science Talent Search

Sammy Hillenmeyer and Joe Winterlich have been recognized among the top 300 scholars in the 80th Regeneron Science Talent Search (STS), the nation's oldest and most prestigious science and mathematics competition for high school seniors.  As scholars, they are in the running to make the top 40 finalists list (to be announced on January 21). 

As students in King's Advanced Science Program for Independent Research and Engineering (ASPIRE), Sammy and Joe are both conducting original, impressive research as interns in a R01-level research laboratory. 

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King Upper School forms its First Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Cohort

A group of Upper School students met with representatives from the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Organization in mid-December to be trained in human rights advocacy, forming the first Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights cohort at King.  They are already using their training to create meaningful community programming.

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King students design and build the Quadrics Mobile

JC Fredette '21, Ronnie Harvey '22, Sammy Hillenmeyer '21, Nick Jiang '22, Nadia Kucher '21, and Joaquin Silvani '21 are all studying multivariable calculus with Mathematics Faculty Dr. Laura Toniolo. Recently, these six students had an opportunity to collaborate together to transform the theoretical material they learned in class into an actual product, a Quadrics Mobile. Nadia describes the hands-on project, sharing, "Graphing quadrics in 3D is much more challenging than you would think, so by printing them, we were able to visualize what we had learned. Not only were we able to visualize our quadrics in a physical object, but we had to overcome several obstacles to ultimately balance our quadrics and create a functional mobile."

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