THE ESD EXPERIENCE: Hear from Students
This blog is written by our students. We think they are top notch! Here they share the ESD Experience in their own words.
ADDITIONAL EAGLE BLOGS:
Student Author: Ty Johnson '20
Student Council had fun yesterday decorating for our Winter Wonderland, which is a part of our '12 Days of Christmas' at ESD. Pictured here are the junior class officers and representatives decorating the Junior Lounge!
Student Author: Sameer Bhasin '20
Recently, the ESD Junior Classical League participated in a round-table Certamen tournament. Certamen tournaments are tournaments where trivia on Roman culture and the Latin language are asked to a group of competitors from various schools. The ESD team placed fourth overall in the advanced division.
Student Author: Sameer Bhasin '20
Every Friday morning, the World Affairs Club meets to discuss current events, the model UN program, and our Microlending program. Microlending is an economic program that allows people across the world to loan money to those in need with a minimal interest rate and help them achieve their goal while being fully paid back over a short amount of time. This past Friday, the World Affairs Club was able to help a family in Vietnam fix their house, a group in Cambodia to buy a clean water filter, a farmer in Peru buy the animals needed to support her farm, a Palestinian refugee and mother of five the necessary capital to buy raw materials for her business, and a woman in Tajikistan the money needed to pay her full tuition for medical school.
Student Author: Abby Brand '20
History and English projects are coming to a close! After writing a research paper on our family history and an argumentative essay about a way it relates to the 21st century, juniors wrapped up the projects with presentations. Each student gave a 2-3 minute speech on their process, research, and personal artifact. It was nerve-racking, but everyone did very well! Pictured here is one of my friends practicing her speech for us before school to make sure she was ready!
Student Authors: Caroline Massey and Elizabeth Carrie '20
On the Friday before Thanksgiving break, Honors Physics students had a liquid nitrogen day where they made ice cream with liquid nitrogen!
Student Author: Isabella Pfister '20
Middle and Upper Schoolers helped make and bring 280 Thanksgiving dinners for Prism Health, a non profit serving those with HIV.
Student Author: Abby Stanford '19
Elizabeth Carrie ('20) takes a break helping out with Upper School Grandparents and Grandfriends Day as an ESD Ambassador to help corral the chickens back into their coop. We loved having all of our friends on campus today (and the chickens did too)!
Student Author: Lily Grace Hoodis '20
Today, the AP Psychology classes went to the Center for Brain Health at the University of Texas at Dallas. We learned a lot of interesting facts about the brain in general and also learned a lot of useful information about how it works and the best way to use our brains.
Faculty Author: Mr. Eason, Director of Outdoor Education
I came across this gem while preparing slides for our third Hallmark session 'Strong Sense of Community'. This image is from Page 1 in Carillon, our first senior yearbook in 1980. This picture is a testament to our school being founded on the hallmark of being an inclusive and welcoming community.
Student Authors: Sarah Morrow and Elizabeth Carrie '20
In World Languages Club today, Dani Nisbet '22 brought a santoor, a Middle Eastern instrument, to celebrate the end of the Arabic unit. All of the club members got to try and play it! Thank you for bringing and demonstrating, Dani!
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