In the fall of 2017, 1.6 million members of this year's graduating class took the PSAT, which for juniors serves as the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, or NMSQT. Of those 1.6 million students, approximately 16,000--just less than 1%--are recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation as National Merit Semifinalists for their scores on the test.
On May 18, 2019, Episcopal Collegiate School celebrated the graduation of the Class of 2019. The ceremony was held outside on the Episcopal quad for the first time since 2012. Episcopal Collegiate School Board of Trustee members and Episcopal faculty and staff began the procession. The Class of 2019 followed close behind, ringing the bell before walking onto the commencement stage.
What activities are you involved in after school? If you ask the "average" student, their answers will vary. Many participate in sports, arts, or music, but one Episcopal Collegiate School Junior, Rand Brewer, will give you a different answer. "I race drones," says Brewer. That's right, Brewer is an avid drone man and was recently drafted onto a professional drone racing team.
On April 11, 12, and 13, a cast and crew of more than 50 students from the middle and upper schools will perform the contemporary musical, Big Fish!
On Saturday, March 30, forty-four outstanding Episcopal Collegiate School students of French, Latin, and Spanish went to Hendrix College to compete in the State World Languages Competition, organized by the Arkansas Foreign Language Teachers' Association
On a team that has a combined 20 Freshman and Sophomores, of which, 8 are in the starting 11, you would think that you are facing an inexperienced, weak team. However, the Lady Wildcats are anything but that. With fierce tenacity and determination, the Varsity Girls Soccer team is ready to make history in the 2019 season.
On March 2nd four students from Episcopal Collegiate participated in the regional Arkansas Council of Teachers of Mathematics Competition. Mingyao Li tied for 2nd place in PreCalculus and Catherine Kwon took 3rd place in Calculus. Both of these students will go on to compete in the state competition in April.
On Wednesday, February 13, 32 Upper School students, along with Ms. Blair, Dr. Hall and Ms. Morgan, embarked on a five-day trip to New York City to tour several colleges. Students were able to see very urban campuses and more suburban ones, large universities and smaller liberal arts colleges, a military institution, a women's college, and a tech school.
As part of the second grade CKLA curriculum, we studied Cycle in Nature. We learned about the plant, frog, butterfly, and chicken life cycles. As part of this learning journey, we incorporated the hands on project with the life cycle of a chicken. The journey began on January 29. We started with 12 eggs, but along the way 7 eggs didn't develop correctly.
Episcopal Collegiate College Counseling held a Deans' Panel on the evening of February 6. Episcopal Juniors were invited to attend with a parent to listen and ask questions to four Deans from various colleges. Colleges in attendance were: Sewanee: University of the South, Southern Methodist University, University of Oregon, and University of Chicago.