Dr. Christine Darden, who is featured in Margot Lee Shetterly's best-seller "Hidden Figures," was hired at NASA in 1967 as a Computer/Data Analyst, and over the course of her career became the first African-American woman promoted into the Senior Executive Service at the NASA Langley Research Center. Join us on January 11 for her talk, "From Monroe, N.C. to NASA," in the Walker Arts Center's Graham Theater. Reserve your ticket.
Every other Saturday, the Asheville School community joins together to work on projects both on campus and throughout the Asheville area. One of Asheville School's service groups works with the Energy Savers Network, an organization that helps low-income families complete home improvements that will save energy and lower their heating bills in the winter.
As Thanksgiving approaches and fall winds to a close, the winter sports season at Asheville School is officially underway.
On Friday, December 1, Asheville School students will perform original, multidisciplinary responses to artwork at the Asheville Art Museum on the Slope.
Students taking Advanced Placement Studio Art at Asheville School recently had the opportunity to visit local studios, galleries and architecture firms to connect with professional artists in Asheville -- thanks to the school's new community arts initiative.
Asheville School junior Rachel Kuehn won the North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association individual girls golf championship for the second year in a row. Go Blues!
On Sunday, October 29, Mac Waters 2018 will perform in the Carolina Youth Symphony Orchestra at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. On Wednesday, November 1, Lia Sprouse 2021 and Grace Vo 2020 will perform with the Asheville Symphony Youth Orchestra in Asheville's Diana Wortham Theatre.
On Thursday, November 2, Asheville School will welcome Karma Sherpa, executive director and co-founder of The Small World, a nonprofit organization that supports community development and girls' education in rural Nepal. The Small World works with Asheville School's service learning partner, Students Shoulder to Shoulder.
On Saturday, October 28, Asheville School will host Christ School for the 91st rivalry football game between the Blues and the Greenies. Originating in 1911 and taking place annually since 1933, this tradition is the oldest prep school sports rivalry in the Carolinas.
Asheville School's cross country team had a strong showing in the Carolinas Athletic Association championship - the boys team earned a first-place win and the girls team came in third after a close race.
Asheville School will welcome Pablo Meninato and Jennifer Baker on Thursday, October 26, from 3:15 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Walker Arts Center's Graham Theater for a talk on the dance performance "Supper, People on the Move" and accompanying photography exhibition, "Portraits of People on the Move."
Photo: Bill Hebert (Supper, People on the Move)
Asheville School's girls tennis team has earned a no. 4 seed as they enter the 3A North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association (NCISAA) state tournament this week. The Blues have a first round bye and will go into the second round with an impressive 12-0 undefeated season.
Lacy Westle '21 and Susannah Birch '21 recently competed in the Windridge Farms Hunter Pace in Mooresboro, North Carolina. Their team finished in fifth place against 16 teams in the October 1 trail ride.
Asheville School senior Mac Waters has been selected for the North Carolina High School Honors Chorus. This prestigious chorus is made up of the most dedicated choral students from across the state, and this is the second consecutive year that Waters earned this honor.
Saturday, October 14, marks Asheville School's first Rabun Gap Day, during which the entire Asheville School community will travel to Rabun Gap – Nacoochee School for a full slate of athletic contests and spirit activities.
On Sunday, October 1, Asheville School senior Gelsey Beavers-Damron was named a winner in the Woods and Wilds Children Storytelling Contest hosted by the Dogwood Alliance and Asheville Grit.
On Thursday, September 21, Oliver "Gil" Prince addressed the Asheville School community and reflected on the 50th year of racial integration at the school. Prince was one of the first three African-American students to enroll in Asheville School in 1967.
Join us October 19-21 for the Dramatic Society's fall production, "Birds of Paradise." The show promises to entertain—it has comedy, drama, tenderness and wit and comes from the minds of David Evans and the book writer for the popular Broadway show "Wicked," Winnie Holzman.
Mac Waters and John Delaloye are two of approximately 16,000 National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalists nationwide. Eleanor McRae, Fahad Mohammad and John Michael Selser have been named Commended Students.
Asheville School students have participated in a range of activities to celebrate the United Nation's International Day of Peace. One of those activities included a Vespers service that featured students' reflections on peace through song, instrumentation, dance and written word.
This summer, Asheville School senior Mac Waters answered a call for scores for The Spontaneous Combustion New Music Festival, and his piece for solo flute was selected as one of five winners in the category from an international pool of composers.
On Friday, September 8, the Asheville School Varsity Girls Tennis Team pulled out a critical victory against Greensboro Day School. This marked the team's second match of the season compared to Greensboro Day's sixth, and the Blues came out on top 6-3 over the more seasoned team.
In recognition of the school's 50th anniversary of racial integration, Asheville School plans to host three dynamic speakers who will discuss multicultural issues. The first of those speakers will be Gil Prince, long time member of the Asheville School Board of Trustees and one of the three first black students to enroll at Asheville School.
Every other Saturday, the entire school community joins together to learn about aspects of service before using the day to work on projects both on campus and throughout the Asheville area.
The fall athletic season is underway and the Blues are off to a great start. With large lineups in cross country, tennis, and football and talent cropping up across the board, the 2017 season promises to be one to watch!