Beginning in 2015, students in Maryland will have to attend school past the age of 16. The Maryland legislature passed a bill April 9 that will raise the school dropout age from 16 to 17 in 2015 and then to 18 in 2017.
Students and teachers from the Nørre Gymnasium in Denmark visited Whitman March 19 as part of an annual exchange program. While in Bethesda March 17 to 21, the visitors stayed with host families, toured D.C. and spoke with Whitman students about American and Danish culture. (continue reading...)
Nobuo Yoneyama, general manager at the Washington, D.C. branch of Mitsui & Co., visited teacher Demitra Marafatsos’ international business class March 1. to talk about the inner workings of the company, a 136-year-old trading company and the challenges of a global business. (continue reading...)
Stanford Law School debater Michael Baer (’04) reached the grand finals of the World Universities Debating Championship, an international debate tournament held in the Philippines Dec. 27 to Jan. 3. (continue reading...)
Senior Steven Goldberg was selected Nov. 18 for the 2012 Reischauer Scholars Program, an online course in Japanese history, culture, politics and economics, as well as the relationship between Japan and the United States. (continue reading...)
Senior Jacob Taswell was named a winner in the 2011 National Achievement Awards in Writing, an annual contest organized by the National Council of Teachers of English. He is among 520 students nationwide selected as superior writers, based on his performance on an impromptu essay and a prepared writing sample entered for the contest during his junior year. (continue reading...)