Phoenix Country Day School

Phoenix Country Day School Speech & Debate Team

Pictured (left to right): Siena Liljegren 8th grade: Poetry National Champion; Yash Wadwekar 8th grade: Dramatic Interpretation & Prose Interpretation National Champion; Wade Hunter 8th grade: Duo Interpretation National Champion; Abby Caplan 7th grade: Duo Interpretation National Champion; McKinley Paltzik 7th grade: Extemporaneous Speaking and Impromptu Speaking National Champion; C. Ryan Joyce: Head Speech & Debate coach and Director of …

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Phoenix Country Day School Student-Athletes Off to College

  The 70-student PCDS Class of 2018 has many talented students, and this year’s group also includes six students who will continue their competitive athletic experiences at the NCAA-level in college. Seniors Addison Wessel (Fencing, Dartmouth College), Jem Stern (Dive, Pomona College), Kylie Fisher (Volleyball, Southern Connecticut State University), Harrison Rooney (Swim, Northeastern University), and Nikasha Patel (Volleyball, Massachusetts Institute …

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PCDS Eighth Graders Create “Writers Over Rifles”

  Yash, Siena, and Alexander have created an organization called “Writers Over Rifles” to address the issues of violence in our society. In their words: We are an organization dedicated to making gun control a reality in the United States using words. We draft petitions, organize protests, host fundraisers, propose bills, and more, working toward ending gun violence in America. The …

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Sammy Talks Chances 4 Children and Her Time in Haiti

  Sammy is a standout senior at PCDS and is very active in the school’s theater. Additionally, she’s been involved on campus in student government, Speech & Debate, and so much more. Sammy has given much of her time to Chances 4 Children, providing aid to children in Haiti. She’s a fantastic student and will be attending NYU this fall. …

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Yash Competes in Speech and Debate Team, Crowned Overall Champion

Yash is a top student, and a leader on the defending National Champion PCDS Middle School Speech and Debate team. Recently, the PCDS Middle School Speech and Debate team received a special invitation to compete in the Columbia University High School Speech and Debate Tournament in New York City. They were the only Middle School team in attendance, competing against some …

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PCDS Eighth Grader Mirabel Excels in Both Performing and Creative Arts

Mirabel is a kind and accomplished PCDS student. She is a self-confident girl who is comfortable living outside the box and defining her own direction. She is very artistic, with a passion for both the performing and creative arts. At PCDS, Mirabel is active in the Jazz Band, playing flute and saxophone. She has had roles in multiple school musicals …

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Lennik Wins Phoenix City Kindergarten Chess Championship

  Lennik has been attending PCDS since pre-K. He plays chess in the PCDS after-school chess club and recently became champion in the kindergarten section of the Best of Phoenix City Championship, giving him the opportunity to soon compete for PCDS in the Chess National Championship in Florida. Lennik loves playing with Legos at home and also attended the PCDS …

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PCDS Senior Loves all Things Swimming and Competing

  Harrison has a long history with Hubbard Family swim school beginning at six months old when he learned the basics of floating & breathing. Years of lessons followed and his love of the water naturally landed him on their summer recreational team. Fast forward to senior year of high school and he is captain of his team at Phoenix …

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Ty is a Leader on the Court and Field

  Ty is a junior at Phoenix Country Day School (PCDS), and the varsity soccer team’s goalie. He is a stalwart leader on campus, plays both soccer and basketball, and is a tremendous student. Maintaining a 3.8 GPA, he excels in his studies and has developed a passion for teaching. He hopes to move on to a college that will …

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PCDS Seventh Grader, NIAMH, is a Dedicated Student and Athlete

Niamh started school in London, England, before moving to Chicago and then Phoenix. Niamh has played tennis since she was 3 years old, and her favorite athlete is Roger Federer. At PCDS, she has been on the golf, soccer, basketball, and flag football teams. She has also been a class representative on the student council and a mentor for new …

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