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On Friday, November 6, the Prep School's Environmental Club hosted a virtual visit from Brian Langloss, an educator and campaign organizer with Oceana. Oceana is an international non-profit organization that aims to protect and restore oceans on a global scale. Brian is a Gulf Coast native who spent much of his childhood on his grandfather's shrimp boat, and was ultimately displaced by Hurricane Katrina. As a highly trained chef, with a connection to the sea, Brian found his true calling in advocating on behalf of the ocean and its complex yet delicate food web. His visit began with an eloquent introduction by Olivia S. (senior and club co-president). Mr. Langloss' presentation highlighted the myriad issues of plastic in the ocean, why society has become dependent on single-use plastics and steps forward to create a world free of them. Q&A time at the end of the lecture gave students an opportunity to reflect on why incineration isn't a viable solution for our plastic waste, and how they as individuals can make a difference through their daily choices, purchasing power and social media presence. To watch the full discussion with Mr. Langloss, click here.
For more information visit oceana.org.
We’ve been challenged! If 100 new donors give to the Columbia Grammar & Preparatory Fund (CGPF) during Annual Giving Week, a generous anonymous donor will contribute $50,000 to the Fund. And guess what? Coach Cooke and Coach Savage are here to help Team CGPS meet the challenge!
The CGPS Book Fair is coming! Like many events during this school year, the Book Fair will look a little different than in years past.
On Friday, May 7, Core teacher Linda Beasley and her students in class 5A held their annual historical town hall debate over the colonists' declaration of independence from Great Britain. Students each claimed a historical figure to impersonate and subsequently argued from the perspective of their chosen figure.
On Tuesday, May 4, Dakota Becker and Alex Tomback, both from the CGPS Class of 2013, joined PS students and teachers to speak about their career trajectories and work in therapy.