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[7 Jun 2013 | admin | Comments Off | 2,459 views]
Trustees and Parents Honor Headmaster Marcus D. Hurlbut for Decade of Service

Nearly 500 parents and friends of the St. Margaret’s community gathered in the Performing Arts Center to honor retiring Headmaster Marcus D. Hurlbut for his decade of service, enduring commitment to the mission, and devoted love for St. Margaret’s in a beautiful and poignant Parent Farewell Celebration hosted by the Board of Trustees.
Special presentations in the Marcus D. Hurlbut Theater included remarks by President of the Board of Trustees Michael J. Berchtold, Trustee Stacey Nicholas, a vocal performance of “To Sir with Love,” by grade 10 student Morgan Higgins, and …

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[7 Jun 2013 | admin | Comments Off | 4,939 views]
St. Margaret’s Sends Off Its #1 Tartan

From Wee Tartans to graduating seniors, a tunnel of enthusiastic students, parents, faculty and staff awaited Headmaster Marcus D. Hurlbut as he exited his office headed for his final All-School Closing Ceremony on Wednesday. The human tunnel, lined with a sea of red shirts that read, “School’s Out, Forever a Tartan”—a tribute to the name of Mr. Hurlbut’s boat, travelled from the Headmaster’s Office, along Chalmers Field, through the Middle School and on to Pasternack Field House. With a video camera mounted on his baseball cap, Mr. Hurlbut and his …

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[7 Jun 2013 | admin | Comments Off | 3,932 views]
A Look at the Class of 2013’s Independent Senior Projects

By Peter Clark, ISP Co-Director and Upper School English teacher
The 2013 Independent Senior Projects, guided by Co-Directors and Upper School teachers Pam Virk and Peter Clark, came to a close last Friday with seniors presenting their project reflections on Monday to their fellow advisory classmates, advisor, and a selected junior advisory.
The range of ISPs was broad and deep this year with students engaging in projects such as microchip technology at Broadcom, creating a robotic hand from scratch on campus, civic leadership at the Laguna Niguel mayor’s office, environmental stewardship action …

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[6 Jun 2013 | admin | Comments Off | 5,451 views]
Presenting the Class of 2013!

St. Margaret’s Episcopal School will present its senior Class of 2013 for graduation this Saturday recognizing the students’ scholarship, accomplishments and readiness to embark on college and the next level of goals and aspirations.
The graduates have made their final decisions, and they will attend 60 colleges and universities in 17 states and the District of Columbia, including Boston College, Columbia University, Cornell University, Drexel University, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, New York University, Stanford University, Tufts University, University of Notre Dame, University of Southern California, University of Pennsylvania and Yale …

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[5 Jun 2013 | admin | Comments Off | 2,972 views]
Senior Mattingly Messina Wins Top Award at the 2013 Orange County CAPPIES Gala

The formal CAPPIES gala, held at The Grove in Anaheim last Sunday, was a climactic end to a highly successful year in the Performing Arts at St. Margaret’s. Senior Mattingly Messina received the CAPPIE Award for Supporting Actor in a Play for his role as Big Daddy Pollit in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
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St. Margaret’s students were nominated for their work on Cat on a Hot Tin Roof in performing roles, lighting design and for Best Play. The gala event included a montage performance of …

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[28 May 2013 | admin | Comments Off | 1,295 views]
“The Sound of Music” Wins Top Honors at M.A.C.Y. Awards Ceremony

At Saturday’s 43rd Annual Childress M.A.C.Y. Awards Ceremony, St. Margaret’s students received praise and honors for our musical, The Sound of Music. We brought home a trophy for a highest honor for the work of the Nun Chorus Ensemble, and we had many cast members recognized as well.
Junior Tiffany Choe (Mother Abbess) and sophomore Morgan Higgins (Maria Rainer) received trophies for Outstanding Achievement.
Special Recognition certificates and medals went to sophomore Annika Krafcik (Sister Sophia), sophomore Olivia Keane (Sister Berthe), sophomore Liam McGregor (Rolf), senior Melisa Osborne (Elsa Schrader) and senior …

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[24 May 2013 | admin | Comments Off | 2,108 views]
“Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” Nominated as Best Play for the 2013 Orange County CAPPIES

The 2013 Upper School play, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, has been nominated as Best Play for the 2013 Orange County CAPPIES for the 2012-2013 theater season! In addition, individual nominations for the play include: Lead Actor in a Play, Brooks Robinson as Brick Pollit, Lead Actress in a Play, Delanie Melbon as Maggie Pollit, Supporting Actor in a Play, Mattingly Messina as Big Daddy and for Technical Lighting, Maddie Bidmead.
The CAPPIES is a national program, sponsored locally by The Orange County Register. It recognizes achievement in high school …

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[24 May 2013 | admin | Comments Off | 1,578 views]
Tartans Place First in Division 2 in California and the Nation in 2013 TEAMS Engineering Competition

A team of eight St. Margaret’s students placed first in Division 2 in California and in the nation, and third overall in California in the 2013 TEAMS (Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science) engineering competition. The team solved complex mathematical problems and provided answers to cyber security questions related to this year’s competition theme: “Engineering A Secure Cyberspace.”
The team, including freshmen Andrew Klement and Grant Russell, and sophomores Greg Justice, Ashley Kang, Annika Krafcik, Lance Lew, Liam McGregor and Ben Wang, prepared in the fall for the one-day TEAMS …

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[22 May 2013 | admin | Comments Off | 936 views]
Upper School Students Give Back to Returning Marines through Operation Help a Hero

By Olivia Santora, Grade 12
Last Friday, roughly 30 Upper School students took part in a service project at Camp Pendleton put together by Operation Help a Hero and the leaders of this club at St. Margaret’s, junior Julianna Coleman and senior Olivia Santora. Operation Help a Hero is a non-profit organization that supports local Marines. This particular project involved cleaning the barracks for returning single Marines.
The St. Margaret’s students did an excellent job in helping to prepare rooms for 103 Marines/Sailors who are returning from Afghanistan and the Marine Expeditionary …

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[16 May 2013 | admin | Comments Off | 2,042 views]
Grandparents and Special Friends Spend a Memorable Day with Lower School Students

Last Friday, more than 500 grandparents and special friends came from around the country and as far away as England to participate in a memorable morning of student performances and classroom activities during the cherished annual Grandparents & Special Friends Day.
The day began in the Pasternack Field House where guests enjoyed a catered breakfast and slideshow of photos from throughout the school year. Father James Livingston gave a wonderful homily during this year’s Chapel service followed by outstanding musical performances from students in Kindergarten through grade 5. Grade 2 students …

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