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Brunswick, GA Big Winners in City Chess Championship

Brunswick School and Greenwich Academy took home many of the top honors at the 2018 Greenwich City Scholastic Chess Championship held on Jan. 21. Many of the sections were super tight, as evidenced by GA’s Serena Evans and Brunswick’s Miles Gillott who both scored 3.5 our of a possible 4 points; Serena won on tie-breaks to become 4th grade champion! Other winners included GA’s Annie Ulmer, 1st grade Champion, and Colin Dean, from Brunswick, who is the 2nd grade city-wide champ. In K-3 team competition, Brunswick edged out GA to bring home the trophy. read more...

GA Alumna Named “Genius” by MacArthur Foundation

Visual storyteller Lauren Redniss ’92 was awarded the MacArthur Fellowship for “seamlessly integrating artwork, written text, and design elements in works of visual nonfiction.” Redniss was a finalist for the National Book Award for her biography “Radioactive,” which explored the scientific discoveries and love affairs of Pierre and Marie Curie. Her additional works include Century Girl, the story of Ziegfeld Follies start Doris Eaton Travis, and Thunder and Lightening, which focuses on the impact of weather in our daily lives and in important moments in history. read more...