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The 2022 Latin Math Contest: “Been a while since we’ve seen you in 2022” was a success. Latin had a team place in each grade level and three individuals won awards. The competition was held remotely on Saturday, January 29. Check out these highlights and accomplishments from the event.

Fifth grade placed 2nd overall for the team competition.

5th grade students at math contest 2022

Team Mathemachickens (left to right: Ryan '29, Devan '29, Peter '29 and Sybella '29)

Sixth grade placed 2nd overall for the team competition.

5th grade students at math contest 2022

Team Cherry Pi (left to right: Milo '28, Arlo '28, Maxie '28 and Kaitlyn '28)

Sixth grade individual contest

5th grade students at math contest 2022

Maxie '28 won 1st overall for the sixth grade individual contest.

Seventh grade placed 3rd overall for the team competition.

students at math contest 2022

Team Blue Team (left to right: Greta '27, Ashym '27, Aryan '27 and MJ '27)

Seventh grade individual contest

students at math contest 2022

Ashym '27 won 1st overall for the seventh grade individual contest.

Eighth grade placed 2nd overall for the team competition. 

students at math contest 2022

Team Pushin' Pythagoras (left to right: Wyatt '26, William '26, Theodore '26 and Minnie '26)

Competing in State Finals

The eighth grade team of Quinn '26, William '26, Ralu '26, Minnie '26, coached by Mr. Getzel) advanced to the State Finals of the MathCounts competition. They finished 12th out of the 40 teams present at the State Finals on Saturday, March 5.

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Middle School Math Contest: “Been a while since we’ve seen you in 2022”

The 2022 Latin Math Contest: “Been a while since we’ve seen you in 2022” was a success. Latin had a team place in each grade level and three individuals won awards. The competition was held remotely on Saturday, January 29. Check out these highlights and accomplishments from the event.

Fifth grade placed 2nd overall for the team competition.

5th grade students at math contest 2022

Team Mathemachickens (left to right: Ryan '29, Devan '29, Peter '29 and Sybella '29)

Sixth grade placed 2nd overall for the team competition.

5th grade students at math contest 2022

Team Cherry Pi (left to right: Milo '28, Arlo '28, Maxie '28 and Kaitlyn '28)

Sixth grade individual contest

5th grade students at math contest 2022

Maxie '28 won 1st overall for the sixth grade individual contest.

Seventh grade placed 3rd overall for the team competition.

students at math contest 2022

Team Blue Team (left to right: Greta '27, Ashym '27, Aryan '27 and MJ '27)

Seventh grade individual contest

students at math contest 2022

Ashym '27 won 1st overall for the seventh grade individual contest.

Eighth grade placed 2nd overall for the team competition. 

students at math contest 2022

Team Pushin' Pythagoras (left to right: Wyatt '26, William '26, Theodore '26 and Minnie '26)

Competing in State Finals

The eighth grade team of Quinn '26, William '26, Ralu '26, Minnie '26, coached by Mr. Getzel) advanced to the State Finals of the MathCounts competition. They finished 12th out of the 40 teams present at the State Finals on Saturday, March 5.

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upper school athletics spring season 2021-22

The upper school athletics teams had a successful spring season! Check out their highlights and accomplishments.

Boys Baseball

  • Independent School League Champions
  • Illinois High School Association Regional Champions
  • All League: Sean Episcope '22, Ryan Kramer '22 (Player of the Year), Ben Flerlage '23, Patrick Shrake '23, Ashton Seymore '24

Girls Lacrosse

  • All Sectional: Reese Benford '24

Girls Soccer

  • Illinois High School Association Regional Champions
  • All League: Ella Reese-Clauson '22 (1st Team), Zoe Weiss '22 (1st Team), Ava Falk '23 (Honorable Mention)
  • All Sectional: Ella Reese-Clauson '22 (Honorable Mention), Zoe Weiss '22 (1st Team)

Girls Softball

  • All League: Maggie Zeiger '24

Boys Tennis

  • Independent School League Champions
  • Illinois High School Association Sectional Champions
  • Illinois High School Association State Champions
  • All League: Will Benford '22, Sam Cutinho '22, Joseph Gorman '22, Preston Rutledge '22, Akshay Garapati '23, Kiran Garapati '23, Zuhair Alsikafi '24, Cole Silverman '24
  • All Sectional: Will Benford '22, Sam Cutinho '22, Preston Rutledge '22, Akshay Garapati '23, Kiran Garapati '23, Zuhair Alsikafi '24
  • All State: Will Benford '22 (Doubles State Champions), Sam Cutinho '22 (Doubles State Champions), Preston Rutledge '22, Akshay Garapati '23, Kiran Garapati '23, Zuhair Alsikafi '24

Boys Track & Field

  • All League: Ryan Hardiman '22
  • All Sectional: Ryan Hardiman '22 (Runner of the Year), Kai Lugo '22, Jackson Ballard '23, Akili Parekh '23, Alika Lugo '24, Charlie Steffen '24, Ben Gibson '25, Daniel Goodman '25
  • All State: Ryan Hardiman '22 (2nd Place), Akili Parekh '23

Girls Track & Field

  • Independent School League Champions
  • Illinois High School Association Sectional Champions
  • All League: Coaching Staff of the Year, Ava Parekh '22, McLaine Leik '23, Alice Mihas '23, Mia Kotler '25
  • All Sectional: Ava Parekh '22, Alice Mihas '23, Tatum Kamin '25, Mia Kotler '25
  • All State: Ava Parekh '22, Mia Kotler '25

Boys Water Polo

  • All Sectional: Henry Rose '22 (2nd Team)

Girls Water Polo

  • All Sectional: Lauren Valentin '22

 

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Retirees 2021-22

We would like to say a very heartfelt thank you to the faculty and staff who will be leaving Latin this year for their service to the school. We wish you well in your next adventures!

Upper School

Shannon Barker-Fivelson, Upper School English
Joe Edwards, Upper School Dean
Bradley Leshem, Upper School Science Lab Manager
Lang Kanai, Upper School English
Tim Kendrick, Upper School Mathematics
Stephen Wright, Upper School Learning Resources

Middle School

Pamela Buchanan Miller (retiree), Middle School Counselor
Tom Canright (retiree), Middle School Mathematics
Gabriel Di Genarro, Middle and Upper School Vocal Music
Jeff Newmark (retiree), Middle School Mathematics

Lower School

Terri Eaton, Senior Kindergarten Lead Teacher 
Brenda V.H. Friedman (retiree), Lower School Art
Patrick Huett, Lower School Math Interventionist
Cameron Pilcher, First Grade Lead Teacher
Meghan Smith, Third Grade Lead Teacher
Brigitte Viard, First Grade Lead Teacher

LS Assistant Teachers:
Grace Bernard
Megan Friesen
Caroline Holling
Lily Kawer
Michelle Martinez
Elizabeth Mintz
Anthony Mucia
Janyl Romero
Karen Shields
Levi Shrader
Jessica Weed

Staff

Janessa Butler, Assistant Director of Development, Annual Giving
Annika Cole, Development and Alumni Relations Coordinator
Randall Dunn, Head of School
Hamdi Hachim (retiree), Facilities
Anne Hobbs (retiree), Director of Development
Caroline Hufstader, Associate Director of Development, Annual Giving
Jamie McInerney, Athletics Operations Coordinator
Kristin Provencher, Assistant to the Head of School
Liqui Scruggs, Reception

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Freyja Brandel-Tanis '14 has been named a 2022-2023 Fulbright Scholar. Brandel-Tanis will graduate from Georgia Tech with a master's in city and regional planning and MS in civil engineering this spring.

She has been awarded a Fulbright research award at NTNU in Trondheim, Norway and will be conducting stakeholder focus groups on the role of digital twins in sustainable transportation modeling. Her work will be an early stage in long-term research at NTNU to ensure the complexity of transportation systems is considered in future digital twins.

(Digital twins have established use in manufacturing and rocketry to virtually replicate physical environments and test potential scenarios, and some modelers and officials see their potential to improve on current transportation modeling technologies.)

Outside of her research, Brandel-Tanis is planning to engage with local queer organizations and ride her bike as well as exploring the Trondheim's public transit system. After her Fulbright, she plans to return to the US and work as a city planner/civil engineer before eventually pursuing a PhD.

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