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Experts Dr. Amy De La Garza and Dr. Jonathan Bone '94 today led a Lincoln Street Campus Coffee and Conversation on the physiology of addiction. Following up on the Freedom from Chemical Dependency Parent Forum and our school's work with middle and upper schoolers, the dialogue revolved around how addiction operates in the brain and how we can help our children avoid this all-too-common disease. Click "read more" for a summary and audio.
Rowland Hall Band Director Dr. Bret Jackson can end 2018 on a high note: the Utah High School Activities Association named him Music Educator of the Year for 2018.
Rowland Hall alumna and Duke senior Claire Wang '15 was one of 32 Americans to win a 2019 Rhodes Scholarship, the oldest and best-known award for international study.
Running can be a lonely sport, particularly for high school athletes pursuing an advanced career. Rowland Hall's cross-country and track and field coach Mark Oftedal knows the situation all too well, having watched his son Eli—a 2015 alum and elite runner who now races for Colorado State University—endure many solitary training sessions. So when he met Carson Burian last fall, Mr. Oftedal recognized what the talented young runner was facing. "I told him, 'You're in a difficult situation, at a small school with a small team, training at your level.' I knew he would be off on his own quite frequently."
Another successful season of Upper School fall athletics is in the books with four new Region titles, a State championship, and all five varsity teams qualifying for and playing well at their State competitions. Additionally, the Utah Interscholastic Athletic Administrators' Association recognized three of our teams for having the highest GPA in their 2A sport: boys cross country, girls soccer, and volleyball. This made for an amazing finish to the fall 2018 Winged Lions athletics campaign.
Our Rowmark Academy and Junior Program teams, consisting of many of the top junior alpine ski racers and student-athletes nationally and internationally, have worked hard to set the stage for a successful competition season. Daily physical conditioning, training with a mental performance coach and a nutritionist, and travel to ski camps have prepared our athletes for what is sure to be an exciting season.
It was a once in a lifetime opportunity for our volleyball team who was treated to a visit in late September by former National NCAA Division I champion and two-time USA Olympic Volleyball athlete and medalist, Courtney Thompson. Courtney inspired our athletes by sharing her beliefs about the power of mindset, the importance of following dreams, and encouraged our players to use the power of self-talk to their advantage.
We are thrilled to announce three Rowmark Ski Academy alumnae have been named to the 2018-2019 U.S. Ski & Snowboard Alpine Team. Named to the A Team are Breezy Johnson '13 and postgraduate Alice McKennis '08. Katie Hensien '18 has been named to the C Team. This is Breezy's fourth year on US Ski Team, Alice's seventh year, and Katie Hensien's second year.
Cattle rancher Matthew Redd '88 graces this month's National Geographic for their cover story, "The Battle for the American West."
Arden Louchheim wrote about how freedom of the press affected Japanese-American internees in WWII. "This topic also hits close to home for me because my grandparents were interned."
Congratulations to our girls soccer team for a decisive victory over rival Waterford in the 2A State Championship game on Saturday, October 19, at Rio Tinto Stadium.
The University of Utah School of Medicine welcomed 127 students into its ranks at the 2018 White Coat Ceremony, and six of of those newly cloaked scholars graduated from Rowland Hall.
The alumni brothers of TWIG Media Lab crafted a documentary on our 150th year, from our festivities to our community's longstanding camaraderie and intellectual curiosity.
The project, which has been part of our curriculum for over 20 years, requires students to develop a research question, execute the scientific method, and present findings.
U.S. Ski and Snowboard named Troy the 2018 Development Coach of the Year, one of only two top coaching awards they bestow annually.
The recent grad was one of only two students to win a 2018 Utah Office of Multicultural Affairs award for advocating intercultural awareness and facilitating change.
Rowland Hall won its first 2A Directors Cup, awarded annually by the Utah Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association.
The 2018 spring sports season was one of the best ever for Winged Lion teams, as it ended with all teams qualifying for post-season play, which resulted in three Region titles, a State runner-up trophy, and two State Championships! Athletes also earned individual State Championships in Boys Tennis and Girls Golf. Kudos to our coaching staff and the over 100 student athletes who dedicated themselves to admirably representing the Green and White this spring.
It was a great spring season for Middle School Athletics. Thanks to all of our players for their dedication, and thanks to their families for their support throughout the season. We are fortunate to have such a dedicated group of coaches who continue to invest countless hours to develop our student-athletes.
Out of our students' eight entries at the State Solo and Ensemble South Festival April 28, they received six superior and two excellent ratings—the top two ratings on a five-point scale.

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