A Week to Celebrate the Arts

Arts Week was chockablock with creative fun for Middle School, with activities including an art scavenger hunt, a nature walk and art installation a la Andy Goldsworthy, and sidewalk chalk mandalas. This was only the beginning. Students then learned a dance from the Philippines with Christine Healy, made sun prints, rock paintings, air-dried clay pendants, origami, played in drum circles, and rounded out their deep art dive with improv exercises and other theater games.

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Lower School adapted with aplomb to the continuing pandemic-imposed constraints. Wrote LS Art Teacher Mary Ferris, “The day was created for this unusual school year where we didn’t celebrate the arts with concerts, musicals, art shows, and field trips. The Lower School special teachers taught from carts to abide by Covid protocols, but this was still one day where we could celebrate the arts for an entire day. The outside tents, the playground, Eric’s Arena, the new sidewalks by Gardner Theatre and the lawn areas provided the stations we needed for an art and musical festival experience for the LS students. The added treat of the Penny’s ice cream truck provided a very welcome cool treat to beat the heat.” Individual activities included Goytaku printmaking, constructing rainsticks, and bucket drumming, to name just a few.

In Upper School, Greg Woodbridge conducted the orchestra and accompanied smaller choir performances, including selections from “Hamilton.” In addition, the jazz band grooved in the midday sun outside the library, its jazziness making everyone listening at least 20 percent more comfortable by virtue of its coolness.

LCDS 2020-21 Winter Sports Omnibus

By Athletic Director Zac Kraft

With only one starter returning from last year’s L-L League Section 5 and District 3 Class A Champion squad, the girls’ basketball team entered the 2020-21 campaign in rebuilding mode. As if replacing five seniors and 3,000+ points was not enough of a challenge, there was the uncertainty created by COVID. From the state-mandated three week shutdown after only four team practices, to wearing masks at all times, to spectator limitations, the Cougars faced a daunting task on many fronts.

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Led by versatile point guard Genesis Meadows ’23 (18.7 ppg) and team leader Alison Ngau ’21, the Cougars finished the season with an overall record of 7-10, 2-8 in League play, and qualified for the PIAA District 3 Class AA Tournament for the sixth consecutive year, losing to eventual champion Linden Hall in the semifinals. Coaches and players embraced adversity, developed tremendous team chemistry, and bonded together to create a season of significance that truly transcended wins and losses.

Lancaster Lebanon League Awards
L-L League Section 5 1st Team All-Star: Genesis Meadows ’23
L-L League Section 5 Defensive All-Star: Genesis Meadows ’23
L-L League Section 5 Academic All-Star: Alison Ngau ’21

Team Awards
Most Valuable Player: Genesis Meadows ’23
Defensive Player Award: Piper Graham ’22
Most Improved Player: Madison Feddock ’22
Cougar Award: Alison Ngau ’21
Coaches Award: Kiana Wakefield ’22

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The Boys’ Basketball team entered the 2020-21 season with high hopes of redemption after a disappointing season last year. With the start delayed a few weeks, the Cougars finally hit their stride midway through the season and won five out of their last six regular season games to finish 10-6, 4-4 in League play, and qualify for the PIAA District 3 Class A Tournament as the #6 seed. After a bye in the opening round, the Cougars lost in the quarterfinals to High Point Baptist 57-52, ending the season with an overall record of 10-7.

Grant Landis ’22 (16.8), Lance Lennon ’21 (11.9) and Luke Forman ’21 (10.5) led the team offensively. Forman (10.8 rebounds per game) anchored a strong defense that held opponents to 49.5 points per game.

Lancaster Lebanon League Awards
L-L League Section 5 1st Team All-Star: Grant Landis ’22
L-L League Section 5 Defensive All-Star: Luke Forman ’21, Lance Lennon ’21

Team Awards
Most Valuable Player: Luke Forman ’21
Top Offensive Player: Grant Landis ’22
Top Defensive Player: Grant Gilbert ’22
Hustle Award: Christian Hoin ’23
Coaches Award: Lance Lennon ’21

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The JPM Girls’ Swimming team finished the season with an overall record of 2-4, 1-4 in L-L League Section 1. At the L-L League Swimming Championships, the team of Riley Kraft ’22, Alexa Alhadeff ’22, Amelia Woodard ’24 and Corinne De Syon earned two medals, placing eighth in both the 200 Medley Relay (2:03.47) and 200 Free Relay (1:51.95).

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JPM Winter Track & Field — Because of COVID, the team did not officially participate in any indoor meets.

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The 2020-21 Squash season consisted of after-school and weekend training sessions and practices. Coach Proffitt did organize an in-house box league, but the teams did not compete interscholastically versus other schools. The coaching staff awarded the following honors:

Upper School
Rookie of the Year: Delanie Edwards ’24
Coaches Award: Andrew Sigmund ’22
Most Improved: Christopher Riebel ’23

Middle School
Rookie of the Year: Riley Reeser ’27
Coaches Award: Olivia Fantazzi ’26
Most Improved: Andrew Scheid ’27
Spirit Award: Jonathan Ni ’25

A Heartwarming Oasis In The Winter Cold

Balloons and chocolates conveyed messages of love for Upper Schoolers and a surprise visit from the cupcake truck confirmed for Lower Schoolers the unqualified awesomeness of cupcakes. Add to this more than 130 Middle Schoolers getting in on the Chinese New Year festivities and you’ve got yourself a slideshow. Enjoy.

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