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Posted Monday, Jul 25, 2016 
MBS gathers at McLoone's Pier House in Long Branch

On July 20th, members of the MBS alumni community enjoyed an evening of cocktails and fun at McLoone's Pier House in Long Branch.

The event provided the perfect opportunity for alumni to reconnect with old friends and make new ones in a beautiful setting overlooking the surf!

Members of the MBS community in attendance were: Larysa Balysky '05, Michael Driscoll '05, Sue Driscoll '02, Michele Cestone Fusco '83, Jillian Griffith '14, Jackie Jonnard Landre '86, William Landre, Kevin Leary, Joe Locandro, Carolyn Clarkson Markham '50, Seth Nagdeman '87, Sandra Appet Pesso '87, Maggie Ranger '10, Virginia Ranger, Caroline Elias Turben '87, Monya Taylor Davis '88 and Reginald Davis.

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Posted Wednesday, Jul 20, 2016 
Crimson honored by American Baseball Coaches Association

The Morristown-Beard School varsity baseball team is in some elite company after receiving the American

Baseball Coaches Association Team Academic Excellence Award this week.

MBS is one of just 48 schools nationwide and three in New Jersey to receive this inaugural award, which honors high school programs that posted a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the academic year.

"We are extremely proud to recognize the academic accomplishments of so many of our member coaches' programs this year," said ABCA Executive Director Craig Keilitz. "This award highlights our coaches' commitment to developing student-athletes that excel both on and off the field, and we're proud of these student-athletes for their success in the classroom."

In addition to being honored for academic excellence, this year's baseball team was also the recipient of the Frank Sayre Award, presented by the New Jersey State Baseball Umpires Association for exemplary sportsmanship. The MBS baseball team finished the year with a 21-5 record and won the Morris County Tournament title — the first county championship for any Morristown-Beard School team. The Crimson also won the Northwest Jersey Athletic Conference – Liberty Division, and were finalists in both the Prep B and the NJSIAA Non-Public B North championship games.

Congratulations to Head Coach John Sheppard and the entire baseball team for earning this well-deserved honor. Go Crimson!

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Posted Tuesday, Jul 19, 2016 
MBS senior places first in NSSA Open Longboard

Congratulations to MBS rising senior Spencer Bridges '17, who recently became the national champion for amateur

longboard surfing in the United States.

Bridges won the National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA) Open Men's Longboard Championship, which was held in Huntington Beach, California from June 26 – July 3.

To capture his first national title, Bridges beat top surfers from across the country including competitors from Hawaii, South Carolina, and Florida.

Bridges, who began surfing when he was just 7 years old, has won numerous surfing titles. Recently, he won the Volcom Totally Crustaceous Tour Pro-Am Division (17-20 year olds), and took first place in the Open Men's Longboard, the Junior Men's Shortboard, and the Junior Men's Longboard at the Eastern Surfing Association (ESA) Northeast Regionals. He also recently placed second in the Men's Shortboard and third in the "Go Pro" Open Shortboard at the 2015 ESA Eastern Championships.

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Posted Thursday, Jul 14, 2016 
Senior swimmer honored by NISCA

Congratulations to MBS rising senior Ryan Waters '17, who earned All-America honors from the National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association (NISCA) in the 500 free for his historic Meet of Champions first place finish in 4:32.76 — no. 98 out of the top 100 times honored.

Waters, who was a First Team All-NJAC and All-Daily Record selection for the 500 free, has become one of the most decorated swimmers in MBS history. He won the NJSIAA Meet of Champions title in the 500 free and finished third in the 200 free, and swept the distance freestyles at the Morris County Championships.

He also qualified for the Meet of Champions as part of Morristown-Beard School's 200 freestyle relay team with Jack Armstrong '19, Jack Hughes '17, and Connor Heffernan '18, and finished 33rd in the entire state.

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Posted Monday, Jul 11, 2016 
Drive to be held from 1:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Morristown-Beard School will host its annual summer Blood Drive on Tuesday, August 9th from 1:30 to 7:30 p.m.

in Wilkie Hall on campus. All members of the community are encouraged to participate.

Anyone 16 years of age or older is eligible to donate blood (16 year-olds require parental permission).

Almost every year at this time there is a major shortage in the available blood supply at area hospitals and medical centers. This year is no exception. New York /New Jersey Blood Center (NY/NJBC) is asking for help over the summer to maintain an adequate supply of all blood types.

Appointments for blood donation are encouraged and are on a "first-come" basis, however walk-in donors are welcome. To reserve a time, please contact Laurie Hartman via e-mail at

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Posted Wednesday, Jul 6, 2016 
MBS baseball coach honored on national level

Congratulations to MBS baseball coach John Sheppard, who was recently selected as the High School Division III,

Region 2 Coach of the Year by the American Baseball Coaches Association. Only eight High School Division III coaches from across the nation receive the award each year.

The Coaches of the Year will be honored during the ABCA/Diamond Hall of Fame/Coach of the Year Banquet at the 73rd annual ABCA Convention, which will be held from January 5-8, 2017 in Anaheim, California.

Coach Sheppard's father, Mike, and his brother, Mike Jr., have also received this prestigious national award.

This year under Coach Sheppard's guidance, the MBS varsity baseball team won the Morris County Tournament title — the first county championship for any Morristown-Beard School team — and also advanced to the state sectional title game. Sheppard notched his 400th career win as the Crimson finished with an overall record of 21-5.

In June, Sheppard was also named the Daily Record's Coach of the Season for spring, 2016.

To learn more about the 2016 American Baseball Coaches Association/Diamond Regional Coaches of the Year, please click here.

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Posted Wednesday, Jun 22, 2016 
College Counseling Office leads trip to seven colleges

Shortly after the end of the School year, MBS Director of College Counseling Noreen Cassidy led a group of seven rising juniors and seniors on a college tour in the Mid-Atlantic states.

From June 14th through the 17th, the students visited the University of Delaware, Georgetown University, The George Washington University, University of Richmond, Wake Forest University, Elon University, and Duke University.

The MBS group, which was accompanied by a chaperone and students from Wardlaw-Hartridge School, also did some sightseeing in Washington, D.C. where they visited the Smithsonian, the National Portrait Gallery, and several of the monuments and memorials. The students also had the opportunity to visit the schools' surrounding neighborhoods and experience local college eateries.

The students participating in the trip were: Jake Raimer '17, Daniel Franis-Manshel '18, Jarod Cohen '18, Justin Contri '17, Dylan Mintz '18, Aidan Kelleher '18, and Aidan Wood '17.

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Posted Monday, Jun 20, 2016 
Crimson receive award from NJ Baseball Umpires Association

The 2016 MBS varsity baseball team was honored for exemplary sportsmanship by the New Jersey State Baseball Umpires Association at the organization's annual banquet on June 16th at the Zeris Inn in Mountain Lakes.

Members of the MBS baseball team were presented with the Frank Sayre Award, which is given annually to the team that best represents the spirit of competition and good sportsmanship.

Congratulations to Head Coach John Sheppard and the entire baseball team for earning this well-deserved honor!

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Posted Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 
Class of 2016 Joins the MBS Alumni Family

The Morristown-Beard School Class of 2016 has officially joined the ranks of MBS alumni as the School held its

Commencement ceremony on campus on Saturday, June 11th.

Faculty, family, and friends gathered under the tent on Senior Circle and cheered as the following 100 seniors received diplomas:

Priya Aggarwal, Jephte Alphonse, Zaire Tye Alston, William C. Amon, Zain Asif, Jessica Elizabeth Babb, Brandon David Bernstein, Vincina Nicole Bivona, Devin Melissa Blanchard, Max Jeffrey Borchert, Alexander Michael Borowiec, Kevin Michael Brophy, Kendall Cairoli (Lucie C. Beard Award), Camryn Jayne Calafiore, Ella Sheridan Cannon, Gust Nicholas Capatides, Madeline Grace Carroll (Hauserman Award, The Nancy Carolyn Hoyer Memorial Award), Samantha Haley Chanzit, John Michael Collins, Justin Day Connell, Lauren Pace Conway, Carlye Anna Cording (Cum Laude, Class Valedictorian, Class Leader, Dickinson W. Richards Cup), Christopher Michael Corprew, Isabella Theresa Cuomo, Meg E. Damstrom, Patrick Walker Davis (Philip L. Anderson Prize), Juliana Rose Della Pello, Patrick Nathan Dempsey, Jenna Rose Dertouzos, Anthony John DiCesare, Christian Ciprian DiCesare, Matthew Oliver Enman, Grayson James Everett, Isabelle Metzger Fagan (Cum Laude), Nicholas Michael Fazio (Hillas Citizenship Award, The Arthur Lee James Award), Michael Bradley Finnegan, Ryan David Fisher, Lindsay Beth Friedman, Hannah May Fuller, Molly Lynne Glick (Cum Laude), Grace Sinclair Goldy, Alisha Gupta, Emily Paige Hromin (Cum Laude), Gary Mach Iuliano, Alexander Martin Ives (Cum Laude), Tatiana Marie James, Drew Matthew Jansen, Harris Stuart Johnson (Thompson Doane Grant Award), Corey Max Joskowitz, Danielle Nicole Kabat

Steven Michael Karbachinskiy (William C. Mules Prize), Hunter John Kronk, Tori Isabel Krouse, Georgie Ilyse Lafer, Rachel Lindsey Leung (Cum Laude), Daniel Paul Lombardi, Zen Lee Luckowski, William Sam Mallen (Cum Laude, William H. McBride Prize), Samantha Paige Marcus, Thomas Nazareth Margosian, Alissa Marie Masini, Max Spencer Matilsky, Robert Harold Mayer III, Ross Andrew McGuinness, Arielle Shayna Moss, Alex Jordan Motley, Raymond Justus Namar, Meghan Kathleen Nelligan (Frederick Cross Remington Service Award), Samuel David Nickson, Jordan Phyllecia Ober, Margaret Mary O'Connell, Victoria Lauren Palazzetti, Colin James Patterson, Neil Anthony Petrosino, Daniel Neil Porth, Annabel Ruth Pruitt (Cum Laude), Bailey H. Rechler (Cum Laude), Amina Rehman, Nicole Jeanne Robertson (Mrs. Thomas W. Cauldwell Cup), Jackson Sayi Robillard, Spencer Aaron Rosen, Brett Aaron Rudnitsky (Cum Laude), Robert Alexander Saburn, Cole Ruger Sanford, William Matthew Lynch Segal (Burke-Wilkie Trophy), Sara Lorene Seuffert, Steven Michael Shields, Dillon Stephen Sinegra, Amanda An-fei Sit, Peter Harrison Smith, Alexie Ireland Snook, William Worrell Stitt, Jr., Marc Douglas Tietjen, Markel Anthony Titus, Calvin Leonard Wetmore, Imani Nailah Wideman, Ian Cristian Winslow, Helena Healani Kellogg Winterbottom, James Charles Zilinski, and Jaymi Alison Zimmerman.

To read the speeches from Commencement, please click on the links below:

Headmaster's Remarks


Senior Gift

SGA President's Speech

Valedictorian's Speech


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Posted Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 
Morristown-Beard School community explores Italy

From June 14 – 22, a group of MBS Upper School students and teachers took an exciting trip to Rome.

The MBS trip, which was led by World Languages teacher Michael McGrann as well as Dr. Gorica Hadzic, and Dr. Owen Boynton, was designed to introduce students to Rome — a sprawling, cosmopolitan city with nearly 3,000 years of globally influential art, architecture, and culture on display. Students were able to view ancient ruins such as the Roman Forum and the Colosseum, which evoke the power of the former Roman Empire, as well as Vatican City, headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church. Vatican City boasts St. Peter's Basilica and the Vatican Museums, which house masterpieces such as Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel frescoes.

The group also visited Pompeii, once a thriving and sophisticated Roman city which was buried in ash and pumice after the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D.

To view a photo blog from the trip, please click here:

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Posted Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 
MBS baseball coach honored by Daily Record

Congratulations to MBS baseball coach John Sheppard, who was recently named the Daily Record's Coach of the

Season for spring, 2016.

This year under Coach Sheppard's guidance, the MBS varsity baseball team won the Morris County Tournament title — the first county championship for any Morristown-Beard School team — and also advanced to the state sectional title game. Sheppard notched his 400th career win as the Crimson finished with an overall record of 21-5.

To view the full Daily Record profile article for John Sheppard, please click here.

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Posted Friday, Jun 10, 2016 
Students graduate from MBS Middle School

On Friday, June 10th, Morristown-Beard School held its 2016 "Moving Up" ceremony in Founders Hall on the MBS


Congratulations to the following 58 eighth graders who received certificates and advanced from the Middle School to the Upper School:

Julia Abbott, Matthew Adelman, Brooke Allinson, Morgan Angelo, Margot Armstrong, Anna Bajak (Slattery Award for Sports, Congeniality Award), Massimo Banfi, Joshua Bergman, Brittany Berry, Amanda Braverman (Dance Award), Anika Buch (Francis Perrelly Science Award, Class Leader), Michelle Carneiro, Mitchell Cassella, Thomas Coleman, Dominick Commesso (Theater Arts Award), Ian Cook, Theodore Criares, Yihana Curl, Thomas Dempsey (Slattery Award for Sports), Michael DeSimone (History Award), Andrew Dumas, Matthew Ellerthorpe (Latin Award), Samuel Ephraimson-Abt, Sabrina Fagan (Spanish Award, Class Leader), Erin Fay, Adam Giaquinto, Samantha Grant, Elijah Green

Mason Guida, James Harvett, Amelia Hawkins (Visual Arts Award), Madison Hughes, Meaghan Karrat, Jonathan Kay (Math Award), Stephen Kelly, Rachael Kelson, Sarah Laud, Sophia Martino, Owen McCann, Kathleen McDonald, Patrick Merrigan (Leona Fagan French Award), Erjon Mersimi, Dyson Mitchell, Sean Moseson (Music Award), Cian Mullane, Bailey Nortillo, Dillon Pamnani, Nathaniel Panza, Thomas Polaski, Louisa Randazzo, Ashleigh Scully, Oliver Simon, Caden Strauss, Isabel Townsend, Reagan Waters, William Watson (English Award), Todd Weitzman (Digital Arts Award), and Stephen Yuhas.

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Posted Friday, Jun 10, 2016 
8th Grade House wins fifth Challenge Cup

After a long year of challenges, contests, and events, the Whippanies captured the 2016 8th Grade House Challenge

Cup, with a total of 607.5 points. They were followed by Athenians with 541 points, the Spartans with 522 points, and the Shongums with 492 points. With the victory, the Whippanies have now won their fifth House Challenge Cup — more than any other House in the history of the competition.

Congratulations to the 2016 Whippanies, under the direction of advisor Cyndy Hamilton: Morgan Angelo, Ian Cook, Adam Giaquinto, Amelia Hawkins, Meaghan Karrat, John Kay, Sarah Laud, Owen McCann, Katie McDonald, Dyson Mitchell, Sean Moseson, Nate Panza, Louisa Randazzo, Oliver Simon, and Stephen Yuhas.

The House Challenge Cup, which began in 2006, is designed to boost class spirit while also giving students a sense of the School's tradition. The eighth grade House names are rooted in Morristown and Beard School history - the Athenians and the Spartans were taken from the Beard School, while the Shongums and Whippanies were part of the Morristown School tradition.

This year, sixth and seventh graders are also assigned to the Houses as honorary members, and participated in many of the challenges.

To capture the Challenge Cup, the Houses compete in events throughout the year including dodgeball, quiz bowl, shield design, and a scavenger hunt. Students can also win points for their House based on their performance in academic and extracurricular activities. On the flip side, students can lose points for their House if they commit dress code infractions or if their behavior does not reflect the values of the School.

Challenge Cup Champions

2016 Whippanies

2015 Athenians

2014 Whippanies

2013 Athenians

2012 Shongums

2011 Spartans

2010 Athenians

2009 Whippanies

2008 Spartans

2007 Whippanies

2006 Whippanies

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Posted Friday, Jun 10, 2016 
Newsletter recognizes achievements of faculty and staff

We are pleased to present the seventh issue of Crimson Achievements: Celebrating the Faculty/Staff of Morristown-

Beard School.

This newsletter was established as a means of recognizing the members of our MBS community who take on many activities (professional, civic, and personal) in addition to their yearly responsibilities at School.

To read the issue, please click here.

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Posted Thursday, Jun 9, 2016 
Max Borchert '16 earns medal in 400 hurdles

Congratulations to MBS student-athletes Max Borchert '16, Nicole Borowiec '19, and Jaime Sheppard '17, who competed in the Meet of Champions at Central Regional High School in Bayville on June 8th.

Max Borchert earned a medal in the 400 hurdles after finishing 7th overall with a time of 54.62... one of the top Meet of Champions results in MBS history! Borchert, who won a State title in the 400 hurdles, also qualified for the Meet of Champions in the 200 meters and the 400 meters.

MBS Nicole Borowiec, who won a State title in the 400 hurdles last week, finished 26th in the 400 hurdles and 27th in the 100 hurdles and was the 2nd fastest freshman in the state in both events! Jaime Sheppard also ran well, finishing 23rd in the 400 meters.

Congratulations to the entire MBS track & field team led by coach Scott McCormick on such an outstanding season! Go Crimson!

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Posted Wednesday, Jun 8, 2016 
Seniors gain practical experience in array of fields

This spring, members of the Class of 2016 have been getting a taste of the real world, gaining practical experience

in everything from neuropathology to public relations, financial advising, and pediatric medicine. On June 8th, the seniors gave formal reports on their experiences.

Morristown-Beard seniors completed their Senior Projects in an impressive array of fields including law, medicine, advertising, real estate, and education. Some shadowed physicians and financial advisors while others worked in architecture, tax planning, physical therapy, broadcasting, and promotion.

For many of the students, the Senior Project helped them discover what they liked — or didn't like — about a certain career.

"My original thought was to become a pediatric nurse practitioner," said Maddie Carroll, who shadowed a pediatrician for her Senior Project. "This experience expanded my horizons and made me actually consider going to medical school."

"My Senior Project with Homeless Solutions made me realize there are legitimate career options for someone like me who is passionate about community service," said Gus Capatides.

"I'm panning to pursue a degree in music production and engineering at Berklee College of Music, so shadowing a studio manager was very appealing," said Sam Nickson, who completed his Senior Project at Architekt Music. "It amazed me how much the sound of a record depends on the engineer."

"I am considering going into occupational therapy or physical therapy, so my Senior Project at the Child Development and Autism Center gave me some great experience," said Zaire Alston. "I wasn't expecting to do so much and interact with so many children. It was very rewarding."

For some seniors like Ray Namar, the Senior Project opened up exciting opportunities that will continue after graduation. Namar worked with Serious Jester, a small game development company where he helped design the company's logo, developed game ideas, and assumed social media and website roles as well.

"I'll be working with them on and off over the summer and may continue to work with them remotely after I leave for college in Boston," said Namar.

Each fall, MBS seniors research and develop a proposal for a Senior Project, combining academic and experiential elements. The students spend three weeks on-site during their spring semester. Students are encouraged to develop a project that will allow them to learn and to think critically about themselves, the environment, the arts, their community, or a possible career.

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Posted Tuesday, Jun 7, 2016 
Saying Goodbye: Awards, Candlelight & Commencement

As Morristown-Beard School celebrates its 125th anniversary this year, we are proud to highlight some of the

milestones, people, and events that have contributed to the life of the School. In this week's Flashback, we take a look at The Beard School graduation ceremony — and many of the traditions that still exist today.

By Carol Selman '64

Our saying goodbye to Beard started with Senior Week which meant memorizing hymns and anthems and long rehearsals for graduation, but also meant lunches, early June pool parties, yearbook signings, and excursions to the Jersey Shore.

The formal ceremonies transforming us from seniors to graduates were the first or second weekend in June. The weekend began on Saturday morning with Close of School Exercises and the induction of the most academically accomplished girls into Cum Laude Society; honors given by each School department; the Nancy Hoyer Award and the Dickinson Cup for character, growth, and service; and the surprise announcement of the Senior with the Highest Academic Achievement.

That Saturday evening there was a formal dinner at the School for the seniors and their parents. With twilight came Candlelight Ceremony. We filed into the Beard garden singing a traditional song—perhaps "Greensleeves" or "The Ash Grove." Junior Class girls followed us, and one by one, we passed our lit candles to a member of the incoming Senior Class. Tree Planting followed, carrying forward a tradition from 1903 and the first Beard graduate.

Graduation was at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday and was called Commencement Exercises, a work–a-day term for a beautiful ceremony that felt both elegiac and joyful. Every Upper School girl attended, wearing white. Then the processional began: First came two class marshals, carrying white shepherd's crooks. We seniors followed two by two, holding identical bouquets and singing all six verses of "Ancient of Days." We took the stage to "The Triumphal March" from Aida. Our white dresses were identical: elegant and understated in the 1930s, pretty and poofy after World War Two, and "A"- line cotton pique in the 1960s. We purchased our dresses at Doop's, an exclusive woman's dress shop on Central Avenue in East Orange, and we felt grown-up.

The rector of an area church offered a prayer and the Commencement Address followed. The speakers came from different fields: a United States Presidential candidate, a judge, a college president, an editor of a New York City newspaper, a member of clergy. You could feel the changes in America my graduation year; the eminent Civil Rights leader Rabbi Joachim Prinz spoke: One year earlier he had addressed the world during the March on Washington.

Glee Club and Chapel Choir sang a classical anthem, the Headmistress and an officer of the Board of Trustees presented our diplomas, another anthem followed, then a spoken and a choral Benediction, the singing of the class song, and, finally, the recessional to the "Coronation March" from Le Prophete by Meyerbeer.

Congratulations followed on the lawn with a formal class photograph and tears for some and smiles for others, and that night a parent hosted a dinner and party for all the graduates. Some of us were eager to spread our wings; others would have liked a little more time in the nest—you could never really predict who would feel what. Most of us probably felt both.

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Posted Monday, Jun 6, 2016 
Physics students help eggs land safely

Humpty Dumpty would have stood a better chance of surviving if he had help from Dr. Christopher Payette's 9th

grade physics students.

On June 6th, the freshmen took part in an egg drop challenge — testing the protective devices they built to keep eggs from breaking after being dropped from greater and greater heights.

Armed with only a few simple household items — including masking tape, cardboard, balloons, drinking straws, and popsicle sticks — the students enjoyed a great deal of success as they dropped the eggs from the football field bleachers at various heights.

"I'm amazed at their ingenuity," said Dr. Payette. "Especially considering the limited materials they had to work with!"

Some of the successful designs included a cardboard hang glider, and a masking tape parachute.

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Posted Monday, Jun 6, 2016 
Students test structural integrity of toothpick bridges

On June 6th, Dr. Christopher Payette's advanced physics students tested the structural integrity of toothpick bridges that they designed.

As students held their breath, Dr. Payette slowly poured water into a bucket suspended from the bridges to test their load-bearing capabilities.

Congratulations to junior Jenny Adelman '17, whose bridge supported the most weight — 4.2 kilograms (9.2 pounds) — before splintering.

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Posted Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 
Alumni gather on campus for weekend of activities

Graduates from the Beard School, the Morristown School, and Morristown-Beard School gathered on campus on June

3rd and 4th to reunite with old friends and enjoy a full slate of activities as part of Alumni Reunion 2016.

Activities included the Young Alumni Reunion Party (YARP) on Senior Circle, a portrait dedication for former Headmaster Dr. Alex Curtis, campus tours, an alumni lacrosse game, a performing arts showcase, an alumni bar-b-que, a meeting of the Alumni Association, the Headmaster's Cocktail Party, and the Reunion Dinner and Distinguished Alumni Presentation honoring Mrs. Naneen Hunter Neubohn '57.

Thanks to everyone who returned to campus and made the weekend such a success!

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Posted Friday, Jun 3, 2016 
Audition and performance dates announced

The Morristown-Beard School Performing Arts Department is pleased to announce its performance and audition

information for the coming school year.

The Upper School Fall Play will be Macbeth.

On the 400th anniversary of his death, Shakespeare's spellbinding tragedy offers political intrigue, mystery and a powerful exploration of the conflict between good and evil.

Auditions: September 12 to 14
Performances: November 9 to 12

The Upper School Musical will be A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.

"A Comedy Tonight!" One of the funniest musicals ever written, with a memorable and tuneful score by Stephen Sondheim, this Tony Award-winning show delights audiences of all ages.

Auditions: November 28 to December 2
Performances: March 1 to 4

The Middle School Musical will be School House Rock Live!

A fun-filled musical based on the Emmy Award-winning animated television series, complete with memorable songs such as "Conjunction Junction" and "Just a Bill."

Auditions: March 6 and 7
Performances: May 25


The Upper School a cappella singing group explores rhythms and harmonies and sings at concerts and special events during the year.

Auditions: The week of September 19th

For information about other auditions, contact:

Andrea Deventer ( — Dance class placement
Jeanine Erickson ( — Jazz ensemble, percussion section auditions

Contact Dr. Susan Speidel, Department Chair, with other questions.

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Posted Friday, Jun 3, 2016 
MBS athletes both win the 400-meter hurdles

Congratulations to MBS freshman Nicole Borowiec '19 and senior Max Borchert '16, who both won Non-Public B State Championships in the 400-meter hurdles on Friday afternoon, June 3rd.

Borowiec took the girls' title with a time of 1:05:37, while Borchert won the boys' race in a time of 56.33.

MBS also had a couple of third place finishes on the first day of competition as Nicole Borowiec took third in the 100 meters (12.97), while Jaime Sheppard '17 was third in the 400 (59.91).

Go Crimson!

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Posted Friday, Jun 3, 2016 
Borchert, Borowiec, and Sheppard to compete for MBS

Congratulations to MBS senior Max Borchert '16, freshman Nicole Borowiec '19, and junior Jaime Sheppard '17, who qualified for the NJSIAA Meet of Champions, which will be held on Wednesday, June 8th at Central Regional High School in Bayville.

Although she is only a freshman, Nicole Borowiec is the only Morris County athlete to qualify in four events: the 100 meters, 200 meters, 100 hurdles, and 400 hurdles. Last weekend, Borowiec won a Non-Public B State Championship in the 400 meter hurdles in a time of 1:05:37. At States, she also finished second in the 100 hurdles, third in the 100 meters, and fourth in the 200 meters.

Max Borchert qualified for the Meet of Champions in the 200 meters, the 400 meters, and the 400 hurdles. Borchert also won a State title last Friday, finishing first in the 400 hurdles in a blazing time of 56.33. At States, he also took silver in the 400 meters (50.33), and finished fourth in the 200 meters.

Despite injuring her knee last week, junior Jaime Sheppard qualified for the Meet of Champions in the 400 meters after finishing third at States in 59.91.

Go Crimson!

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Posted Friday, Jun 3, 2016 
Four students earn prizes for original poetry

This past month, the Anderson Library sponsored a limerick contest. Congratulations to the four winners: Pamela Beniwal '19, Ava Namar '19, Justin Recupero '19, and Thomas Wohlbruck '21!

Lacrosse is hard for my size
For me to play would not be wise
I run and I shoot
But I am far from a brute
When I get hit I fly to the skies
- Justin Recupero '19

In the mighty jungle at night
The bats come out for play and flight
One little bat strayed far
She was hit by a car
So the small bat got quite a fright.
- Pamela Beniwal '19

Writing a limerick is hard
There's no way I'll be like the Bard
There's so much to say
But the time's got away
Now I'm left here just feeling off guard.
- Ava Namar '19

What rhymes with door hinge?
Maybe it is orange
But orange is a tricky word
And I'm smarter than a bird
So I should know what rhymes with orange!
- Thomas Wohlbruck '21

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Posted Thursday, Jun 2, 2016 
Mathematical physics class sends water balloons soaring

In the Middle Ages, trebuchets were used to fling projectiles into enemy fortifications. At Morristown-Beard School

this week, Jeff Yuhas' mathematical physics students built their own trebuchets to fire water balloons and tennis balls on the softball field.

In teams of two, students tinkered with their custom designed trebuchet lever arms and slings while Mr. Yuhas adjusted the counterweights. In several of the early launches, the water balloons either exploded immediately or soared backwards like "friendly fire." After a few refinements, the most successful teams sent the water balloons sailing through the air for about 20 yards before splashing down to the turf field.

"If anyone hits second base, they get an A," joked Mr. Yuhas.

Mr. Yuhas explained that the project helps students explore concepts like projectile motion and torque. It also provides a valuable lesson in testing and adjusting an initial concept to make it more successful.

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Posted Wednesday, Jun 1, 2016 
Both teams post shutout wins in state quarterfinals

The Morristown-Beard School baseball and softball teams are both advancing in the North Jersey,

Non-Public B Tournament after posting impressive victories this week.

The MBS softball team (16-10) blanked Montclair Kimberley, 5-0, in the Non-Public B quarterfinals behind a two-hitter from senior pitcher Sara Seuffert '16, who struck out nine batters without a walk. At the plate, freshman Gianna Rella '19 was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI while Bay Naples '17 and Sam Salazar '17 also drove in runs for Morristown-Beard School.

The fourth-seeded Crimson will now face top-seeded Newark Academy in the State semifinals on the road on Friday, June 3rd at 4 p.m.

The MBS baseball team (21-4) advanced to the North Jersey, Non-Public B final after defeating Montclair Kimberley Academy, 10-2, at home on June 2nd.

Kevin Brophy '16 hit two home runs with three RBI and four runs, and Pat Davis '16 pitched a five-hitter to lead top-seeded MBS. Dillon Sinegra '16 and Ryan Green '17 each had two-run singles, and Ian Beumee '18 added two singles and two runs for the Crimson.

Morristown-Beard will now play the winner of second-seeded St. Mary and third-seeded Newark Academy at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7th at William Paterson University.

Go Crimson!

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Posted Wednesday, Jun 1, 2016 
A look at The Morristown School's 25-year celebration

As Morristown-Beard School celebrates its 125th anniversary this year, there is a full slate of activities to engage the

MBS Community. But how did The Morristown School celebrate its fist significant milestone — the 25-year anniversary?

In this week's Flashback, we take a look at the ways the School marked that important event, which was held on Saturday, June 2nd, 1923.

According to the School newspaper, The Morristonian, "The day will be a whole holiday for students, and the morning will be devoted to tennis and informal sports. Luncheon will be served at 1:30, while the early part of the afternoon will be given up to two short baseball games. Tea will be served on the lawn at 4:30, and there will be dancing at this time. At 6:45, the Anniversary Dinner will be served, while at 8 o'clock the Glee Club will present a short comic opera called "Trial by Jury," written by Gilbert and Sullivan. The Sixth Form Dance will begin at 9:30, and the music will be furnished by Paul Whiteman's Orchestra of New York City."

Undoubtedly, a good time was had by all!

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Posted Wednesday, Jun 1, 2016 
Special video tribute to 8th Grade played at Morning Meeting

The 8th Grade Class was highlighted in a special end of the year video at Middle School Morning Meeting on June 1st.

Special thanks to Middle School art teacher Cyndy Hamilton for creating this tribute video!

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Posted Wednesday, Jun 1, 2016 
Crimson advance to State championship game

The Morristown-Beard School baseball team advanced to the North Jersey, Non-Public B final after defeating

Montclair Kimberley Academy, 10-2, at home on June 2nd.

Kevin Brophy '16 hit two home runs with three RBI and four runs, and Pat Davis '16 pitched a five-hitter to lead top-seeded MBS.

Dillon Sinegra '16 and Ryan Green '17 each had two-run singles, and Ian Beumee '18 added two singles and two runs for the Crimson.

Morristown-Beard will now play second-seeded St. Mary at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7th at William Paterson University.

Go Crimson!

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Posted Wednesday, Jun 1, 2016 
MBS seniors honored by Morris County Athletic Directors

Congratulations to MBS seniors Jack Collins '16 and Meg Damstrom '16, who were among 50 local students recently

honored as Morris County Scholar Athletes.

The awards dinner, sponsored by the Morris County Athletic Directors Association, was held on May 31st at the Meadow Wood Manor in Randolph to honor the accomplishments and talents of the best scholar athletes from Morris County.

Both Meg and Jack are "3 by 4" athletes at Morristown-Beard School, meaning that they have participated in a varsity sport each season during their four years in the Upper School, and will have achieved 12 varsity letters upon graduating.

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