History teacher Wilson Everhart ’95 gave this chapel talk at the Thursday night service following family-style Thanksgiving dinner on November 17, 2022.
Author Mark Oppenheimer came to St. Andrew's and gave a chapel talk on Wednesday, October 19. Oppenheimer wrote the Beliefs column for The New York Times from 2010 to 2016. His latest book, Squirrel Hill: The Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting & the Soul of a Neighborhood was one of the recommended books in the list of summer reading for students.
Students talked about their heritage during the Casa Latina chapel service on Wednesday, October 5. The service was in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month and included traditional songs and passages.
Yasir Felton ’24 recalls how he felt when his relationship with his dad crumbled, and how they have both worked to heal and rebuild it.
James Owens ’24 reflects on the ways in which emotional self-control—and an Arizona iced tea bottle—has helped him get to where he is today.
Frank Nasta ’24 shares the story of why and how he gave his father a second chance.
Dean of Math & Science Harvey Johnson shared this Wednesday chapel talk on how we all have—and how we can all embrace—multiple dimensions within ourselves.
Vestry leader Jun Choi ’22 shared this reflection on Tolstoy’s theory of life in a Wednesday night chapel service organized by the Student Vestry.
Zhenia Khalabadzhakh ’22 gave this chapel talk at a Wednesday night chapel service and vigil for Ukraine. Zhenia was born and raised in Kyiv, Ukraine, and her family still resides there.
Arnav Sehgal ’24 gave this talk during a chapel service in celebration of Holi, organized by the South Asian Affinity Group.
Dr. Ashok Gangadean, Professor of Global Philosophy at Haverford College, shares a reflection on the power of “mindfulness.”
Cyclist Stacia Smart talks about her "G'Owen Strong Tour" and shares the impact Owen Strong ’07 had on her life and lives of many others
Associate Head of School Ana Ramirez gave this talk at the first Wednesday night chapel service of the 2021-22 school year.
In this Wednesday night Chapel Talk, religious studies faculty member, Jason Kunen, shares about how sometimes you don't find your calling, but sometimes it finds you!
In this Wednesday evening Chapel Talk, Dr. Harvey Johnson ’97 shares about the key to happiness.
In this Friday Chapel, Science teacher, Ashley Hyde, shares about her journey of overcoming stereotypes.
This Wednesday night Chapel talk, the St. Andrew's SDC (Student Diversity Committee) leads the school through many performances and talks celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.
On this Wednesday evening Chapel Talk, Head of School Tad Roach, talks about how we can learn to walk with grace, mercy, and love ordering our steps.
In this Wednesday night Chapel Talk, delivering during our Founders Day service, Distinguished Alumni Award recipient, Randy Brinton ’64 shares about the importance of being good, giving, and helping others.
Ashley McIntosh ’25 delivered this chapel talk at a Wednesday night service organized by the Student Diversity Committee in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Diwali is a time to let the darkness in your past go and to welcome the light of the new into your world. Diwali is a time to reconnect with our culture and heritage.”
Several of the captains of fall sports teams spoke during an inspirational community chapel service on Friday, October 21. Here are some excerpts from their talks.
Field Hockey Captains Kaki Ackermann and Emily Funderburg shared their inspiration and call to become leaders.
Life affords us uncertainty, questions and opportunity. We may think we have a script, a plan, or an idea of what is going to happen next. I have found in my personal experience, my life story, that ultimately you cannot predict an outcome with 100 percent certainty.
It’s not always pretty. I don’t always do the “right” thing. But, I love people the way Jesus Christ taught us to love. That’s how I practice faith.
I relied on my faith to help me, especially when I was tired and confused, and during moments of panic, worry, anxiety and fear. If I found myself in periods of just surviving, I looked into the mirror and reminded myself about who I am and what I want to be.
To be honest with you, I am not a big fan of socializing. To me, it seems like I’m packaging and selling myself to a group of buyers. A few times when I caught myself faking my laughs or throwing random jokes just to create a sense of humor, I hated myself. I warned myself; I need to stay true, stay down to earth.
We at St. Andrew’s School have ample privileges and resources that we need to give back to the larger community that we are a part of. We volunteer not because of a reward, but because volunteering itself is a reward.
I am the first Aunyae Romeo to walk the halls, to learn in these classrooms, and speak and eat in the dining hall. You are the first, you add to the history of this community in ways as small as the little actions you do in founders to the big moments you make to transform this school.