Congratulations to Sophie Kavalali '23 on receiving the Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony Award from the University of Rochester for her work in the field of social justice.
By Pat Miletich, HS History Teacher
Sophie Kavalali '23 received the Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony Award from the University of Rochester.
According to the university's website, the award criteria include a "demonstrated commitment to understanding and addressing social issues, leadership and dedication to community action, and strong grades and rigorous courses taken in the humanities and social sciences."
Sophie serves on the Mayor's Youth Council, where she has focused on issues of housing and homelessness. Sophie has worked on projects addressing poverty, the impact of I-40 on Nashville's Black community, and gentrification.
Sophie's award puts her in the tradition of pioneers for justice and equality.
With final Forest Days and fourth grade's capstone, kayaking adventure in the books, Lower School Naturalist Teacher Lauren Hagan takes a look back at year of soul-awakening time spent outdoors and in wonder. Continue reading for a glimpse at all the Young Naturalist Program entailed this academic year.
During a reception to honor outgoing Director Vince Durnan, the Board of Trustees presented him with a proclamation, shared $1.5 million in new gifts have been added to the need-based scholarship endowment named in his honor, and christened the heart of the school the Durnan Auditorium.