Middle School students studying Chinese welcomed the Year of the Ox with messages of luck for the Lunar New Year.

For the first time, Lower School students participated in Martin Luther King Jr. Day On. Students participated in various virtual activities, including creating a culture quilt to celebrate the differences that make our community special.

In February, Lower School students continued their study of Black History, decorating their classroom doors to reflect their learning.

In a year of reimagining art education, Lower School students showed resilience and a creative energy that was both healing and celebratory. Their self-portraits reflected the perseverance and joy of our shared experiences.

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The WT Community celebrated Pi Day and the great outdoors with a Pi Day 5K event hosted by the WT Programs Team. Families enjoyed a 3.1-mile stroll in Frick Park on a course that included seven “Pi Stop” stations with ingredients needed to create a special post-race pie.

Despite the challenges of the pandemic, both Girls and Boys Basketball advanced to WPIAL playoffs—the Girls’ team to the semifinal round and the Boys’ team to the quarterfinals.

Athletes from both teams also earned individual recognition this season: junior Jackson Juzang and sophomore Nadia Moore were selected to Class 2A All-State teams and senior Nya Nicholson was selected for the Roundball Classic.

Media on Morewood, a club led by Assistant Teacher Randon Bopp ’13, provided livestreams of sporting events with commentary, allowing the WT community to experience these events virtually.

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The shows all went on! The One Acts performance, The Monologue Show (from Hell), was a live, virtual event. Students performed in separate spaces, both on campus and at home, and streamed the performance to more than 200 audience members.

Students in the Middle School Musical, Super Happy Awesome News, worked individually with Director Jill Machen via Zoom and then recorded their parts in various settings. In collaboration with Machen, Max Lasky ’20 edited the individual recordings together. The performers experienced the final product for the first time when the recording premiered to an audience of more than 400 viewers.

The Upper School Play, Spoon River Anthology, featured original music by senior Liam Kress and was livestreamed from the Falk Auditorium stage—the first production from the stage this year.

Interested in viewing these performances? Contact our Advancement Department at advancement@winchesterthurston.org.

Please note: Students only removed masks during live performances when they were six feet apart from others, and only one student was unmasked at any given time.