Ross faculty, staff, students, and alumni achieve many accomplishments throughout the year, both on and off campus. In celebration of their efforts, we share these accomplishments through a recurring column, Applause! Applause! Below are some of the endeavors undertaken by members of the Ross School community. Congratulations to everyone!
Students attending the Field Academy trip to Zimbabwe raised more than $8,000 in donations for Hoops4Hope and animal conservation organizations in the country. Additionally, the students collected 1,200 pounds of supplies, which included clothing, sneakers, hygiene supplies, art and school supplies, and almost 100 basketballs.
Students at the Lower School collected more than $1,000 in donations for the Bridgehampton Community Food Pantry. They presented the check, which is the largest single donation given to the food bank by children, at a recent assembly.
Two Ross students received Awards of Excellence for their contributions to the Parrish Art Museum 2018 Student Art Exhibition. An oil painting by George C. ’18 was selected, as well as a black-and-white photograph by Milo M. ’18. Their work was chosen from that of more than 150 student artists.
Katrina L. ’18 received a Student Art Festival award for her contribution to Guild Hall’s 2018 Student Art Exhibit. Her work was selected Best Still-Life.
Autumn Rose Williams ’12 was honored by Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming in February. At the end of 2017, Autumn—a member of the Shinnecock Nation—was crowned Miss Native American USA.
Performing Arts Instructor Gerard Doyle was recently recognized by AudioFile magazine, winning its prestigious Earphones award of excellence for three of his recent book recordings: Police at the Station and They Don't Look Friendly by Adrian McKinty, The First Day by Phil Harrison, and The Gold-Son by Carrie Anne Noble. The magazine also chose his recording of The Gold-Son as one of the 12 Best Young Adult Audiobooks of 2017.
The artwork of Visual Arts instructor Charles Hollinger is now on display at The Hen’s Nest Gallery in Connecticut.
Cultural History teacher Therese Lichtenstein curated a show at the Parrish Art Museum titled Image Building: How Photography Transforms Architecture. The exhibition will run from Sunday, March 18, through Sunday, June 17. A book, which accompanies the show, will be released in April by publisher Prestel Press.
Ross staff members Zara Pintado and Ben Sigua are celebrating their son, Alexander (Nick) Sigua Pintado, who will graduate East Hampton High School this spring as class valedictorian. He intends to begin undergraduate studies in political science this fall.
Upper School Mandarin Teacher Ou Wang welcomed a baby girl on January 27. Jasmin Kai Hartline was born in Stony Brook Hospital, weighing in at 9 pounds and 7 ounces. She is pictured with big sister, Jia.