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    FCDS Alumna, Karen Hales `83 accepts Hunter-Hamilton Award

    Karen Hales `85, a professor of Biology at Davidson College, has been awarded the Hunter-Hamilton Love of Teaching Award. Students nominate professors for the annual award. Dr. Hales, a geneticist, will receive $7,500, and an additional $7,500 to fund a campus project of their choice. The award commends her “unwavering dedication, profound impact on students, and nurturing of a generation of scientists who not only excel in their fields but who also approach problems with independence and creativity. Her legacy is evident in the success and gratitude of her students, who continue to benefit from her wisdom, humor, and mentorship long after they leave her classroom.” Dr. Hales is a geneticist and cell biologist who graduated from Swarthmore College, Stanford University, and UNC Chapel Hill after leaving Foothill. Karen is shown in photo with Davidson President Douglas Hicks.

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    FCDS Math Team Dominates Sage Hill Tournament

    On Saturday March 23, Foothill's team participated in the Sage Hill Invitational for the first time. 35 teams,140 students in total, from 8 independent schools took part, competing in mental math, algebra, brainteasers, geometry, number theory and engineering. The FCDS 8th grade team: Aarav G. Oliver R., Rahman S., and Cayden W. finished in first place! The FCDS 7th grade team : Logan C., John F., Saqib K., and Simon L. outperformed the other 34 teams to finish in first place in the engineering section. Other notable mentions were Bryan F. who made the final of the 6th grade countdown round and Aarav G. who made the semi-final of the 7th/8th countdown round. Way to make it count, Falcons!

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    New Falcons Join the Nest!

    The first wave of admissions decisions, along with this adorable falcon, have gone out. Welcome, new students! We can't wait to meet you. If you are the parent of a newly admitted student and you have questions, we are here for you. Please contact Director of Enrollment Colette Sims at csims@foothillcds.org. Don't forget to send us a photo of you and your stuffed falcon! It is a great day to be a falcon!

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    International Days Celebrate Family Cultures

    The Foothill community holds an astonishing amount of cultural diversity! International Days celebrated that with a theme of "Sharing Our Stories". Families submitted videos, students wore cultural dress, parents visited the classroom and taught about their history, and of course...there was the yummy food from around the world. We welcomed three special guests this year: Gabrielino-Tongva elder Michael Whitehorse, author Janice Munemitsu, and Red Boy Productions (pictured).

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    National Merit Scholar Finalist!

    For the 3rd year in a row, a Foothill alum has qualified as a finalist in the National Merit Scholarship Competition. Please join us in congratulating Mirabel Raphael `20! Mirabel is not only an alumna of FCDS, but she is on staff as part of our team of Debate coaches! She will be graduating from The Webb Schools in May. To earn this distinction, students must test in the top 1% of PSAT scores, and must submit strong academic performances, an essay and recommendations.

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