Phoenix Country Day School

PCDS Senior Connects Robotics and Biochemistry

Senior Kaleab Afework will attend Rice University this fall, majoring in Biochemistry. His experience with robotics was the deciding factor in choosing his major and university. Kaleab was introduced to robotics as a middle school student at PCDS and has held leadership positions in the program ever since. As Captain of the program in middle school, and Shop Manager (10th …

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PCDS eighth Grade Student Takes 1st Place in National High School Tournament

Eighth grade student Miles Sabeeh, a current eighth grader at Phoenix Country Day School, recently brought home the first place trophy from a national Speech and Debate tournament in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. In the Varsity Humorous Interpretation category, Miles proved to be a fierce competitor as he rivaled against high school students. We caught up with Miles to ask …

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PCDS MIDDLE SCHOOL SPEECH & DEBATE TEAM PLACES 6th in NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL TOURNAMENT

From January 24 – 28, 2019 the PCDS National Champion Middle School Speech & Debate Team participated in a prestigious national high school tournament at Ridge High School in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. Over 60 top high schools from across the country were in attendance (PCDS being the only middle school invited to attend) with nearly 1000 students competing. PCDS …

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Phoenix Country Day School Eighth Grader, Sebastian, Talks Golf and Boys Charity

Sebastian is an outstanding student who loves to learn. This year he enjoys history and is learning about the Civil War. Outside of the classroom, Sebastian is involved in a variety of activities. He is an avid golfer and has participated on the PCDS middle school golf team the past three years. He was selected as the the golf team …

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PCDS Swimmer, Sophomore Quinn, Wins State Events

Quinn Murphy recently shined for PCDS in the State Swimming Championships and the Meet of Champions (comprising the best swimmers from all schools, across all AIA divisions). She won two individual state events– the 100 free and 100 back. In the 100 free, she was the only girl under 53 seconds, finishing at 50.98 in a decisive victory. In the …

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PCDS Senior, Caden, Chairman of the Teen Advisory Council and Football Coach

Caden Short attends Phoenix Country Day School (PCDS) and is heavily involved in the National Stuttering Foundation. He was the keynote speaker at their national conference this summer, where he advocated for students with this additional challenge.  On campus Caden is a solid student with particular strengths in math, science, and quantitative fields. He is a leader among students, and also spends a …

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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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