Highlights & Happenings
About Arts & Athletics
D-E Winter Sports are underway! Bulldogs fans can now catch all Volleyball as well as JV and Varsity Basketball games played at "home" in D-E's Myrna B. Sherman Gymnasium. Video highlights from the Bulldogs' latest games can be found along with D-E Athletics' YouTube livestream link: click here or go to https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9wolqYGKbBM6oLihE3bjug.
About Arts & Athletics
More than 20 D-E student writers and artists were recently honored by the annual Scholastic Regional Awards program. Middle and Upper School students received Gold Key, Silver Key, and Honorable Mention nods, including Sunaya Mueller '22, who wrote the compelling critical essay "Obeying Her Own" and Ellen Chung '21, who painted "Nightworker" (pictured here).
Debate Team is "Zooming" through a busy competitive season. At their most recent match, students Estella Yanez, Ramatou Njoya, Adam Levin, and Rehan Shah won 2 out of 2 debates -- no easy feat, as they all are new to the club. Additionally, Sam Gilman and Adam Levin were both recognized as "Top Speakers".
And D-E's Black Affinity Group have been hosting "Black in Action" awareness-building assembly presentations for fellow students this month, recognizing both famous and lesser-known "luminaries" including tennis great Author Ashe; Olympian Florence Griffith Joyner (aka "Flo Jo") ; Lewis Latimer, who perfected the light bulb filament; and Patricia Bath, inventor of the Laserphaco Probe (1986), a surgical tool for cataracts.
Calliope, D-E's Upper School literary journal, has once again received national-level recognition from Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CPSA)! Calliope 2020 earned "Gold Medalist" status in the Critique phase of judging, scoring 970 out of 1,000 possible points. Three individual pieces from Calliope 2020 also received national recognition from the CSPA in the form of Gold Circle Awards including the photograph "Vertebrae" by Luca Fontaine '20, which is featured here. Click here for a recognition video, including highlights of all Calliope 2020 contributed art and written work.
VDay, the annual global festival designed to both empower women and raise awareness of abuse against women, will once again also be celebrated by D-E students, teachers, staff, parents/guardians, and friends. Participants will gather on Zoom to share personal stories, both original and well-known poetry, spoken word excerpts, and more. All proceeds raised during the virtual event, this year built on the theme of "Femme Survival", will support the locally-based Womens' Information Center.