Director of Athletics Andrew West '92 spoke on behalf of the entire Browning community in praise of the Panthers! All of our Browning athletes are to be commended for their dedication, hard work and sportsmanship during this past spring season. Highlights as reported by Coach West are as follows:
First Place Overall for Boys at the NYCAL Track Championship Meet
2017 NYCAL Postseason Champions for second consecutive year
2017 NYCAL Team Sportsmanship Award (as voted on by opposing coaches)
2017 NYCAL Regular Season Champions
2017 NYCAL Postseason Tournament Champions
Click here to view photos and individual reports from the team coaches.
In the history of Browning, the mock trial team has never achieved the level of success that it did this year. Math teacher and faculty sponsor Marcia Wallace explains that the tournament begins each year with over 100 schools from all five boroughs of New York City participating. In past years, Browning twice reached the Round of 16 but advanced no further. Making it to the Final Four this year was an amazing accomplishment. Click here to read more and view photos.
The annual Lyman B. Tobin Public Speaking Program occurs each spring at every division level, allowing Browning boys to refine their speaking skills and gain confidence in front of a large audience. Lyman B. Tobin, a Browning teacher for 34 years, became Headmaster in 1948 and under his leadership, public speaking was established as an important part of student life at the School. Objectives of this program are to develop effective public speaking skills, to memorize a significant piece of poetry or prose, to learn how to deliver the piece effectively, and to develop poise and self-confidence speaking in front of an audience. Click here to read more details and view photos.
Congratulations to all the Lower School students who performed in this year's Spring Recital Series on May 3, 4, 10 and 11. Music Department Chair Lucy Warner notes that nearly 80 boys participated in these four memorable, musical evenings! Such performances are the culmination of many hours of study and practice, as well as a testament to the talent of Browning's music students. "Bravo" to all! Click here to view photos.
Perhaps it has rained in recent years on Grandparents & Special Friends Day just to show that nothing can dampen the spirits of Browning families when they are together in the classroom! More than 100 guests from near and far enjoyed time with their Browning boys – creating art, learning about the latest advances in science and technology, appreciating music and simply reading a good book together. Take a look at the photos here to see what we mean! Click here to view photos.
First grade teachers Hallie Cohn and Julianne Rowland are pleased to report that their first-ever “publishers party” was a smashing success: “We held our party on the morning of May 4, with the boys’ families as our guests, to commemorate the conclusion of our poetry writing unit. The boys wrote different kinds of poems, including acrostic, autobiographical and cinquain, as well as a color poem and a spring haiku. To cap off our celebration, the boys presented their our own first grade acrostic poem to their proud parents! A great time was had by all!” Click here to view photos.
Each year in the spring, Form II Browning boys and faculty head to Washington, D.C., to take in the sights, absorb the history and enjoy one another's company. This year the class spent two nights in D.C., where they visited the National Mall and such iconic monuments as the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and World War II Memorial, among others. These impressive sights were part of an itinerary that also included a number of docent-led tours through renowned museums administered by the Smithsonian Institution. Click here to view photos from the trip.