Episcopal Collegiate Senior Katie Doderer is one of only two Arkansas students chosen to attend the 53rd National Youth Science Camp for promising young scientists, June 15 - July 10. National Youth Science Camp delegates must have demonstrated exceptional academic achievement, leadership in school and community activities, and a genuine interest in the sciences. Katie a member of the prestigious Cum Laude Society and the principal harpist for the Episcopal Collegiate School Orchestra. She plans to attend Washington University in the fall 2016 to study biomedical engineering.
The Greek philosopher, Aristotle, wrote: "We are what we repeatedly do; excellence then is not an act, but a habit."
In a Chapel ceremony on Friday, April 22, Episcopal Collegiate celebrated students who have dedicated themselves to academic excellence by induction into the prestigious Cum Laude Society. These students share a passion for discovery and investigation and a hunger for knowledge. Each has demonstrated consistently the habits of persistence and self-discipline that mark true scholarship.
Episcopal Collegiate School is pleased to announce that a fourth faculty member, Dr. Blane Covert, has earned the highest academic degree – the PhD or doctorate. Dr. Covert, Middle School Dean of Students and Eighth Grade English Teacher at Episcopal Collegiate, successfully defended his dissertation for a doctorate in educational leadership on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He joins the distinguished company of three other PhDs teaching at Episcopal Collegiate. Episcopal Collegiate School employs 105 full-time faculty, 70 percent of whom hold advanced degrees.
Episcopal Collegiate School was pleased to welcome Poet Gregory Pardlo on Friday, April 8. Mr. Pardlo spent an hour with Upper School English students, reading and discussing his works, as well as the craft of writing. Mr. Pardlo, who received a 2015 Pulitzer Prize for his collection of poems entitled Digest, appeared at Episcopal as part of the Writers in the Schools program. Writers in the Schools is a function of The Arkansas Literary Festival, which was held in downtown Little Rock, April 7-10. Mr. Pardlo's visit was sponsored by Christ Episcopal Church.
The City Education Trust of Little Rock each year recognizes outstanding achievements by selected teachers and students with the presentation of the Stephens Award. Episcopal's Harris Bethel is one of only eight high school seniors in the city of Little Rock to receive the award this year. The award includes a $5,000 scholarship. Among Harris's honors and accomplishments, he is a U.S. Presidential Scholar candidate and a recipient of two highly selective merit-based college scholarships - the Bodenhamer Fellowship from the University of Arkansas (only five-six offered each year) and the President's Scholarship from Southern Methodist University.