On Saturday, February 8, Birchwood’s 7th and 8th grade teams competed at the district level Power of the Pen creative writing tournament. The 7th grade team placed 2nd and the 8th grade team placed 4thout of 21 teams. Individually, James Mamone placed 10th and Sebastian Boyer (7th grade of Cleveland) won “Best of Round” for his piece entitled “Heart of Silver.”
Birchwood School’s MathCounts team won 1st place at the regional Chapter Competition held at Cleveland State University on February 15th. They also placed 2nd in the Speed Round. Additionally, several team members placed individually: James Mamone (8th grade of Parma) placed 2nd; Manan Raina (7th grade of Brecksville) placed 3 rd; and Carter Fleming (8th grade of Bay Village) placed 9th. This is the second consecutive year that the team has won this competition and in the last 10 years Birchwood has won seven first-place titles.
Congratulations to Jocelyn Chin (’16) and Jake Wei (’16) for being named Questbridge Scholars. These seniors matched with a college that will provide them 100% financial aid in the form of scholarships to cover the full cost of tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, and travel expenses for four years of undergraduate study.
Jocelyn Chin has matched with Duke University and Jake Wei with The University of Chicago.
Questbridge is a nonprofit college match program for high-achieving students in need of financial aid that partners with 40 of the nation’s top colleges to provide highly qualified students – many of them first generation college students – access to affordable higher education.
These two students were among the 1,127 scholarship recipients for 2019 that were selected from a field of over 14,926 applicants. They will join a worldwide network that includes over 16,000 current Questbridge college students and graduates.
Birchwood School of Hawken is a member of the Ohio Association of Independent Schools (OAIS), the Cleveland Council of Independent Schools (CCIS), the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), and the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS). Birchwood School is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States.