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Last Tuesday, Prep School students and faculty met with representatives from Generation S.O.S., an organization whose mission is to “empower youth to make informed choices about substance use.” One current college student discussed her battle with drug and alcohol dependency. The speaker took the group through her high school years in New York City, chronicling her struggles with low self-esteem and inability to be comfortable in her own skin. Growing up in a family accustomed to drinking, she quickly turned to alcohol, and eventually drugs, to escape from herself. While she still managed to earn above-average grades and convince others she was okay, her life ultimately fell apart, and she knew it was time to get help. This past year, she has spent quarantine learning to spend time with herself without looking to alcohol, drugs or electronics as distractions. She told the students that everyone has something they do not like about themselves, but drugs and alcohol should not be employed as solutions.
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.