In 2014, Patrick Gray and Justin Skeesuck hiked the Camino de Santiago, the famous 500-mile trail in Spain that Christian pilgrims once followed to reach a shrine to the apostle St. James the Great. Today, thousands take the same trek annually, but these lifelong friends were different: Skeesuck made the journey in a wheelchair, with Gray pushing.
On Saturday, November 10, the scene for one of the nation’s oldest continuous high school gridiron rivalries was nearly football perfect, with chilly temperatures and an estimated 4,000 on hand in the Hummel Bowl.
EHS students on Friday, November 8, met and gleaned wisdom from a host of Episcopal alumni, including an NFL player turned health-care executive, the founder of an e-commerce start-up, and a career firefighter.
Every weekday, 16 EHS boys and girls step into the Ainslie Arts Center dance studio to learn the full spectrum of dance, from tap to jazz to modern. But recently the students in Episcopal’s afternoon dance program got an intensive study in a single dance form, ballet, thanks to a residency by an instructor of the renowned Washington Ballet.
As a child, Sam Streed ’13 occasionally watched scary movies or TV shows, but he wasn’t a big fan. “I remember that I cried watching Scooby-Doo,” he says. Today, however, Streed has written and illustrated a new children's book about a little boy obsessed with monsters and terrible things.
Dr. John Marshall ’79 P'11, a renowned oncologist, attended his first funeral when he was in eighth grade. It was a service for his mother, who had died after a long battle with Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Over its 12 years of existence, the Seminary Hill Cup has become a cherished tradition as it celebrates both the community power of a healthy rivalry and the sisterhood built out of athletic competition.
For the third straight year, Episcopal hosted and helped run a kids’ charity triathalon in September, with more than 150 in the EHS community — students, faculty, and staff — turning out as volunteers.
A life well-lived includes adventure, a strong moral compass, and smart, thoughtful choices on matters big and small. That was the message for seniors this week gathered to hear former CIA officer Kristen Edwards Marquardt ’97 talk about her career, her life, and her faith.
Students who spearhead key EHS campus groups joined with mid-career global leaders in a leadership workshop today in downtown Washington — the first initiative of a partnership forged by Episcopal’s newly created McCain-Ravenel Center for Intellectual and Moral Courage with the McCain Institute, a D.C. think tank.
Doug Dickson, assistant head for student life at Episcopal, recently published an essay in U.S. Lacrosse Magazine describing the power of his friendships built while playing Middlebury College lacrosse, relationships now stretching into their fifth decade.
When Esther Kim ’19 left her small, predominantly white town in western Tennessee to attend Episcopal, she says she had little sense of what diversity means, or of its importance. Yet four years later, her work to make diversity a focus at EHS has earned her a Certificate of Accomplishment from the prestigious Princeton Prize in Race Relations.
EHS alumnus Cuthbert Buckle Class of 1910 was shot and killed at the 1916 Battle of Somme during World War I while leading a charge against a German line, the first of the School’s 22 fatalities in the conflict. Found in his belongings was a letter from then-Headmaster Archibald Hoxton, Sr.
In December of her senior year at Episcopal, Lauryn King ’17 found out she had been accepted to Dartmouth, her dream school. Yet no sooner had she victoriously closed out one application process then she began another.
Apart from Hoxton House, Episcopal’s front drive is the School’s most enduring landmark. For 180 years, the long, tree-lined approach to campus from Quaker Lane has stirred powerful emotions, no matter the generation of applicants, students, faculty, and alumni.
Earlier this school year, Episcopal purchased two new Pocock 4+ (four rowers plus coxwain) shells for the crew teams, offering naming opportunities that resulted in two very different but equally powerful campus moments recognizing individuals who have left an indelible impact on the community.
Reading Naguib Mahfouz’s complex novel Midaq Alley can feel like driving the streets of an unfamiliar city. But Episcopal students analyzing the Egyptian writer’s book have the benefit of two guides, not one.
Luma Mufleh — a native of Jordan who founded a school and support programs for refugee children in the United States — today received Episcopal’s Allen C. Phillips, Jr. Integrity in Action Award, concluding the School’s multi-day exploration of refugee issues.
Award-winning author and clinical psychologist Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair spent two days on The Holy Hill following Spring Break, engaging in conversations with the faculty and student leaders about the effects of technology on young minds and on community before speaking to the entire School community on March 19.
Thirteen student athletes from the Maroon Track & Field team qualified for the prestigious 85th running of the Eastern States Championships at the New Balance Track & Field Center, Armory Track in New York City. After a grueling State Championships on Saturday, those who qualified traveled to New York City to compete against some of the best competition on the East Coast.
Art Pod, a new student club, has unveiled “Superheroes in Our World,” its second digital collection of theme-based art. The series of sketches and illustrations depict ordinary people seeking justice or caring for others in a notable way.
Led by six seniors who have climbed together throughout their Episcopal years, the girls’ climbing team captured the Washington Area Interscholastic Climbing League (WAICL) championship, winning the team’s first-ever title in a tension-filled season-ending meet.
Maroon wrestlers turned in their finest state-championship performance since 2015, placing ninth out of 29 teams at the VISAA tournament this weekend in Richmond. William Smith ’19 took first in the 195-pound class, claiming Episcopal’s first state championship since 2011.
Nine more members of the EHS Class of 2019 announced their intentions to continue their athletic careers in college, bringing the total for the year thus far to 17, with more expected later this spring.
On Wednesday, January 16, former NBA star Chris Herren visited EHS for the second time in as many years to talk with students about addiction recovery as part of Episcopal’s healthy choices programming.