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October 2013 eNewsletter
 
   
 
  Who is BLS ...?
 
  Victoria Cahill '14

Meet Victoria Cahill ’14

Swimmer, peer tutor and choir member. "BLS has always been proud of sending its graduates off, prepared for a rewarding life ... it is the continuous support from our community that paves the road to get there." Read more about the inspirational faculty member that helped shape her career path and how donor supported areas help her realize her potential ... 
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Join Us November 21: Annual Awards Dinner

 

We invite you to celebrate with alumni, families, faculty, students and BLS friends during this very special evening.

2013 Annual Awards Dinner
Thursday, November 21
Boston Marriott Long Wharf

6:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception
7:00 p.m. Dinner and Program


Honoring:
William Schawbel '57, Distinguished Graduate Award
Ryan Mason '96, Outstanding Recent Graduate Award

Special Recognition:
Malcolm Flynn, 50 years of dedicated service to BLS

Click here for pricing/more information.

Register online by November 11 or call (617) 450-0004 ext. 123.

We extend our deep gratitude to our gold-level sponsors.
Deanna and Sid Wolk '53
Gerald Devlin '78
Marta Bergamaschi P'17, '19 and Alessandro Rollo P'17, '19


 
  In Her Own Words

Global Initiatives Expanding the Classroom

BLS students and recent graduates took part in the 2013 BLS Environmental Summer Program to the U.S. Virgin Islands National Park from June 25 to July 4, an adventure directed by BLS masters Zach Smith (science) and Terri Cojohn (mathematics). Read more in a first-hand account of the trip by Laura Dowd '13, about her experience studying coral ecosystems and more ...

 
  MCAS Success
 
 

Sumus Primi

BLS MCAS: 1st in the State

Boston Latin School students placed first in Massachusetts in 7th grade math, 10th grade English, 10th grade math and 10th grade science on the 2013 MCAS exams. We commend our determined students and their dedicated teachers for a job well done!


 
 

1635 Society: Planning Ahead for BLS

"Latin School helped change the course of my life for the better. I am indebted for the foundation provided by alma mater and have provided for BLS in my estate with a gift that will support the school in perpetuity." Join Jeffrey Salloway '59 and the more than 150 alumni and friends that have already included a gift to Latin School in their estate plans. There are a number of ways to do this. For instance, you can name the BLSA as a beneficiary of your IRA, 401(k) or other qualified plan. Visit our website for more information on the many ways you too can honor the Latin School legacy.


 
 

Points of Pride

Thank you to everyone who responded to our July question: Can you name the alumnus whose credits include: a pioneer of ether anesthesia and one of the founding fathers of Massachusetts General Hospital as well as the New England Journal of Medicine and Surgery? Congratulations to Aleksandra Syrkina '08 for coming in first with the correct answer: John Collins Warren, who entered BLS in 1786.

Visit the Points of Pride Contest webpage to see the answers to past questions as well as all of our proud winners.

October's question:
Who was the BLS alumnus whose credits include author and highly respected professor of history at Georgetown University as well as consultant to the U.S. Defense Department and the House Select Committee on Astronautics and Space Exploration?

Participants should send responses — including name and class year — magna cum celeritate via e-mail. We’ll be happy to reward the first correct responder with a small BLS item! Note: Alumni may win only once during an academic year.

 
  Additional News
 
 

» Wennerholm '18 Wins National Gold Medal for Photography.

» Guen '15 (Violin) Receives 2013 NAfME All-National Honors.

» Teacher Zach Smith: Selected for Geological Field Study and as NSF/BU Mentor.

» Ass't HM Lewis-da Ponte '88's Love of Latin Profiled in UMass Magazine.

» Boys' Hockey to Kick Off Frozen Fenway.

» Mulligan '14 Commits to Play Basketball at UMass.

» More School News

 

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Upcoming Events

» Thurs., Nov. 21  |  6 p.m.
Annual Awards Dinner
Boston Marriott Long Wharf

» Thurs., Nov. 28  |  10 a.m.
Latin-English
Thanksgiving Day Game
Harvard Stadium

» Tues., Dec. 3 
Giving Tuesday
You've already heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Show some love for BLS on #GivingTuesday. More details to come.

» Fri., May 2/Sat., May 3 
2014 Reunions
Classes ending in -4 and -9
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