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WINTER 2017

A connection that began four years ago between Rowland Hall and the University of Utah's Genetics Science Learning Center (GSLC) got a lot more interesting last summer when Upper School biology Teacher Rob Wilson responded to a call for a grant-funded science teacher pilot program. Out of over 400 applications from schools throughout the U.S. and Canada, Rowland Hall was one of 20 chosen to participate.
As Rowland Hall prepares to commemorate its 150th anniversary, we honor our longest-serving teacher, French Teacher and Department Chair, Doug Wortham. We celebrate his 40 years of service at the Upper School and the legendary contributions he has made to our school, students, and community.
Since January, Beginning School families have joined forces to literally map out their diversity. The school's curriculum has two community-building goals: "I belong to a community" and "I contribute to my community." Helping these students know who they are and how they fit in is essential to their development.

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Freshmen Hailey Hauck and Laura Summerfield have attended SummerWorks since kindergarten and return as interns this year. Now it's up to them to make sure campers have the best summer ever.
As a child, senior Marguerite Tate loved watching the science-focused TV series "Nova" and assembling puzzles, Legos, and K'nex. She's since graduated to coding webpages, working with Arduino robots, and assembling a 3D printer. Now, her ever-evolving technological curiosity and proficiency has been recognized on a national level.
This year Rowland Hall's dance concert, titled "Wired," brought together dance, film, and live music to explore the burgeoning world of brain science. The artistic efforts of over 100 sixth through twelfth graders brought "Wired" to the stage.
A little winter weather would not deter Rowland Hall's Lower School students from having their voices heard. They buttoned up their coats and gathered in the lobby of the McCarthey Campus. Led by Lower School Principal Jij de Jesus, they marched out into the falling snow, holding colorful posters high and calling for change.
When Upper School history teachers Dr. Fiona Halloran and Dr. Nate Kogan '00 learned the American Historical Association's (AHA) January 2017 annual meeting would be held in nearby Denver, they recognized a unique opportunity beyond traditional professional development.
Meg Hoglund, a second-grade student at Rowland Hall, made her acting debut last month in Pioneer Theatre Company's production of "Fences," winner of a 1987 Pulitzer Prize and now a movie starring and directed by Denzel Washington. We spent some time with Meg and her mother, alumna Libby Mitchell '92, to find out more about our young thespian's experience.

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Rowland Hall nurtures students to be collaborative, creative, and innovative, and encourages them to make a positive impact on their communities and the world. After graduating, several young alumni have found the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the University of Utah to be the perfect place to continue those pursuits. University students Tianxing Jin '15, Cynthia Grissom '16, Colby Russo-Hatch '15, and Henry Gilbert '16 currently benefit from the unique programming and opportunities Lassonde has to offer.
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