February 17-21

On Feb. 17 the Mock Trial team held a friendly scrimmage against the Trinity School. In the first competitive round of this year’s tournament, our team will face The Yeshiva University HS for Boys on Feb. 24 at the Manhattan Criminal Courthouse, 100 Centre Street.

On Feb. 18, the Harvard Crimson published an article about the recent CS50 Hackathon that Browning hosted with Harvard and Microsoft. "CS50 Forays into High School Computer Science with AP Pilot,” features interviews with Director of Academic Technology Mr. Khan and one of our Form V boys.  Harvard also published a video to their YouTube page on "What is CS50 AP?” which was filmed at Browning and features many of our boys and faculty.

At the Upper School assembly on February 19, corporate lawyer and past Browning parent David Keyko (father of Chris '15) discussed a pro bono capital punishment case on which he had worked for 20 years representing Alabama death row prisoner Donnis Musgrove. Mr. Keyko was joined by Valerie Seiling Jacobs, a former corporate lawyer and current Columbia University writing teacher and journalist, who is working on a book regarding Keyko's case, and Browning alumnus Samora Legros ’03, a recent graduate of the Southern University Law Center.

The assembly was a poignant continuation of the conversation regarding capital punishment and social and criminal justice that Bryan Stevenson, public-interest lawyer and author of the 2015 Common Book "Just Mercy," began with the Browning community when he spoke here in October. In fact, the case was brought to the attention of Mr. Keyko by associates at his law firm in New York City who had been contacted by Mr. Stevenson's organization, the Equal Justice Initiative, based in Montgomery, Ala.

The fifth graders traveled to the Buehler Challenger Space and Science Center on Feb. 19 to participate in a simulated space mission to the Moon.

The Upper School Math Team represented Browning with great spirit and energy in pink team shirts at the Interschool Math Bowl competition on Feb. 20.

The Upper School Science Bowl team competed in the Science Bowl Invitational at Hunter College on Feb. 21. They made it to the final rounds losing by only eight points to one of Stuyvesant’s teams. Our boys beat Dalton, Trinity and Stuyvesant leading up to the final rounds. Congratulations to all the boys who competed in these contests; some were involved in more than one--now that takes "grytte!"