News in Brief

This Week:

• This past weekend, from January 24 to January 27, the Andover Model United Nations (MUN) team went to compete in the Harvard conference. Over the duration of the three-day conference, ten students won honors.

• From January 25 to 27, Jason Huang ’21, Harry Shin ’20, Julia Zhu ’20, and Misha Bilokur ’20 attended the U.S. Association for Young Physicist Tournament in Rye, N.Y. The team placed second out of the top six national teams in the competition.

• On January 27, members of the Philomathean Society participated in the Choate Invitational Debate Tournament, placing third overall. Gayatri Rajan ’22, Pirada Choophungart ’22, Glovani Pierre ’21, and Irene Kwon ’21 won novice 3rd place in the four-person team category. Pierre and Kwon won novice 3rd place in the two-person team category, and Kwon won novice 3rd place speaker.

• The 23rd campus-wide GeograBee, an annual geography contest organized by Andover Academic Team (Quiz Bowl) and faculty advisor Susanne Torabi, officially commenced on January 27 with the Dorm Contest round. The All-School finals will take place on February 14. Prizes for this competition include a special munch for the cluster with the highest percentage of participants and the highest percentage of correct answers on the first 10 questions, as well as 100 dollar, 50 dollar, and 25 dollar awards to the top three All-School winners.

• On January 27, the Parents of Students of Phillips Academy (PSPA)-sponsored 29th Annual Summer Opportunities Fair was held in the Case Memorial Cage. Representatives from approximately 100 local, national, and international programs introduced students to a wide variety of summer programs focusing on academic enrichment, language study, internships, community service, and more.

Looking Ahead:

• On February 1, the Asian Society will hold the annual Lunar New Year Dinner in the Underwood room, featuring performances from various groups around campus. Food and crafts will be provided.