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On & Off Campus Blog: September Posts

On and Off CampusBB&N Alumni/ae Office's weekly blog, features contributions by members of the BB&N community, including the student writing panel, current and past faculty, and alumni/ae. Check out some of the latest posts.

Upper School Knighting Ceremony Boosts Community Spirit

Although BB&N's ninth graders entered last Friday's weekly X-block assembly as mere freshmen, they left as royalty. In what has become a BB&N tradition, student council co-presidents Alexandra Roloff '19 and Aurash Vatan '19 recently welcomed freshmen to the community in a "knighting" ceremony.

Bivouac Builds Ninth Grade Community

Nothing brings a class together like an outdoor adventure, and for the 66th year now, BB&N's Bivouac program is doing just that. Despite being outside of their comfort zone and enduring a lack of smartphones (gasp!), the resilient members of The Class of 2022 have tackled Bivouac head-on.

BB&N Announces Junior Profile Winners

Four BB&N seniors have received top honors in the annual Junior Profile Contest, the final event in the cornerstone English project for all eleventh graders.

Ninth Grade Departs for Annual Bivouac

Keeping an historic tradition alive, BB&N ninth graders boarded buses this morning for the school's 66th annual Bivouac. The 12-day wilderness immersion helps the freshmen to form bonds and glean lifelong lessons from "nature's classroom" in the New Hampshire woods.

Students Shine in Upper School Spring Play

This year’s Upper School spring play tackled Simon Stephen’s stage adaptation of Mark Haddon’s best-selling book, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

Bella Collins '18 Builds a Canoe

Bella has been woodworking since she was four years old, and since she was eight years old she has wanted to build a boat, so she decided to build a canoe.

Katie McKinley '18 Explores the Arts

Katie McKinley '18 is enjoying her final two weeks of Senior Spring Project. Her project has been a mix of ceramics, painting, Spanish dance, chorale, nutrition, a medical solving Global Online Academy course, coaching middle school crew, and rowing on Varsity Crew.

Upper School Spring Concert Rings in Spring

Showcasing the talents of the numerous musical groups at the Upper School, the spring concert included performances by the orchestra, chorale, Voices of the Knight, and Knightingales.

Emily Brower '18 Finds Purpose at Drumlin Farm

Emily Brower '18 is a lifer at BB&N who is enjoying her Senior Spring Project (SSP). So far in her project, she has appreciated gaining experience in activities that are so different than normal school.

Two Students Finish in Top Ten at World Debate Championship

Competing among the English-speaking world's best high school debaters, Adam Levin '18 and Aurash Vatan '19 notched spectacular results at the World Individual Debating and Public Speaking Championships, held April 9–15 at Bishops Diocesan College in Cape Town, South Africa.

BB&N Hosts Primary Source Conference

On Saturday, April 7, the BB&N Global Education Program hosted the Primary Source conference "Teaching Social Justice in the World Language Classroom," welcoming more than eighty educators from metro-area public and independent schools to the Upper School campus.