Two Birchwood seventh grade students won Stone Soup’s monthly flash contest in which young writers are given a prompt and the winning entries are published in their literary magazine. November’s prompt was, “Write a Story that begins with ‘Once upon a time in a land far away. . .’ and ends with ‘. . . and they all lived happily ever after.’’’
Ben Miyares and his Boy Scouts of America troop 605 packmates took on the responsibility of retiring Birchwood School of Hawken’s American flag.
He described the ceremonial process saying,
When a flag becomes worn and torn, ripped and ragged, it is disrespectful just to throw it away. A special ceremony is used to properly retire it. As a symbol of our nation, it is always to be treated with dignity and respect, even as you are burning it.
Congratulations to Jane Nilson ('17) and Shruthi Ravichandran ('17) for being among the 681 students in Ohio to earn National Merit Semifinalists designation. This honor places them in the top one percent of students in the state.
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.