Over the last few weeks, we have been pleased to work with Ms. Pine’s Vietnam War class on their assignment, “Curating an Exhibit: The Vietnam War”. The students were asked, “How did the Vietnam War reflect the international landscape and both shape and reflect the national identity of the United States”? They split into four groups and chose topics through which to examine the impact of the war – Civil Rights, The Draft, Student Protests, and The Counterculture. As part of the assignment, they also had to research how the war years played out at St. Paul’s School, and were required to include images and publications from the SPS archives.
From their research, they created an exhibit, which can now be seen on the third floor at Ohrstrom Library. Come take a look and then congratulate these 5th and 6th Formers on a job well done: Monty Benedict ’23, Denny Blake ’23, Cooper Bloomstrom ’23, Hadley Cepiel ’24, Duke Charles ’23, Skylar Christoffersen ’24, Ryan Doherty ’23, Caroline Fleischner ’23, Ella Raniolo ’23, Iman Saleeby ’24, and Lino Viau ’24.
Monday is Memorial Day. St. Paul’s School has a long tradition of alumni/ae who have served in the armed forces, and throughout the grounds we have several memorials to those alumni who lost their lives in service to their country. Please join us in honoring these SPS alumni, as well as everyone who has made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country.