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Debate 1
Posted by Emily Glende, Debate Coach on Friday, October 11, 2019
Waterford Debate had an incredible first tournament of the 2019-20 school year on Thursday, October 3. We had 20 students compete! The team walked away with three first place trophies. Our first place winners were Emma S. ’20, Gabe R. 20, Sophia T.’22 , Neve R. ’22, and Joss G. ’20 Congratulations to the following students in attendance:   Henry C. ’22 Joss G. ’20   Daniel J. ’22 Arnav W. ’22 Luke M. ’23 Gabe R. ’20 Neve R. ’22 Sophia T. ’22 Addison S. ‘23 Fatemeh S. ’22 Mia S. ‘23 Emma S... Read More
Posted on Thursday, October 10, 2019
KSL's Shara Park came to Waterford to share a high five for the community service that Waterford Women's Soccer team is doing with For the Kids, a Utah non profit that feeds hungry children with community donations and volunteers.  The soccer team, along with help from donations from the Waterford School community, assembled 100 thanksgiving meal kits for families in need in the local community. See more here:
Upper School Class Day
Posted on Friday, September 27, 2019
A metaphor likening Class XI to unique trees making up a beautiful, photosynthesizing forest; reference to the curiosity and determination of the newest inductees to Upper School in Class IX; and the uproar to Evan L. ’20's call to seniors for #2020Vision marked the importance and fun in the beloved tradition of Class Day. In this special, extended assembly, Upper School students are formally inducted into freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior status and receive class gifts. Head of School... Read More
National Merit Semifinalists
Posted by Casey O'Malley, Academic Dean on Thursday, September 19, 2019
This year, eight Waterford students were named National Merit Semifinalists.  Seniors Matthew B., Ariane K., Evan L., Colin P., Gabe R., Katie S., Shilp S., and Emma S., all Class of 2020, were recognized in this national scholarship competition. Students earn this recognition through high performance on the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) in their junior year. These eight students have some work ahead of them: now that they are named Semifinalists, they will complete a thorough... Read More
Mid-Autumn Festival at Waterford
Posted by Tim Stout, World Language Department Chair on Monday, September 16, 2019
Friday, September 13 marked the Mid-Autumn Festival, a national holiday in China called, Zhōngqiūjié (中秋节). The date of the festival is tied to the lunar calendar in celebration of the harvest and is celebrated on the autumn full moon. The round moon is a symbol of harmony and unity.  This year, Chinese classes gathered during lunch to enjoy mooncakes, sing a traditional song, and listen to a few of their peers describe their families’ Mid-Autumn festival traditions on this culturally... Read More
First Friday Image
Posted by Brandon Bennett, Associate Head of School on Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Below is an excerpt from Associate Head of School, Brandon Bennett's address to all faculty, staff and students of Waterford School on the First Friday of the year.  It’s impressive to see 954 students gathered on this quad, with another 100+ teachers and other Waterford employees, and the glorious mountains rising behind us, both watching over us and beckoning to us, inspiring us to climb toward their heights. Take a moment to give a round of applause to the entire community—to the... Read More
Internship1
Posted on Wednesday, August 21, 2019
This summer Waterford's Science Department had the pleasure to send four rising seniors to the University of Utah’s School of Pharmacy for the fifth year of internships comprising of an 8-week, in-depth research experience in academic laboratories. Waterford students Michal O. ’20, Manya M. ’20, Charles M. ’20, Shilp S. ’20 all collaborated with different research teams throughout the 8 weeks. The research spanned traditional synthetic organic chemistry (Michal O. ’20; Franzini lab) to long-... Read More
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2019
Congratulations Waterford Class of 2019! We are incredibly proud of all you have accomplished during your time at Waterford and can't wait to see your journey as you pursue lives of meaning and purpose.  SENIOR ADDRESS BY RIVER KNIGHT ’19:  I kicked a math teacher in the head. I was in sixth grade, so luckily my feet were small. Mrs. Woller had told me to get down off of her desk and I refused to listen. And as I reached to dislodge one of those replaceable ceiling tiles, I fell. And I kicked... Read More
Class XII River Trip
Posted by Katie Riley ’19 on Friday, June 7, 2019
The senior river trip for Waterford’s Class of 2019 was a chance to forget about as well as ponder our impending graduation. A half-day ride on a Le Bus brought us down to Dewy Bridge to meet our guide company. After loading personal gear into dry bags and a full spread for lunch, we made our way down to the banks of the Green River where we split into five big, yellow rafts and ten blue, two-person duckies. Immediately when we pushed off into the current, battle ensued. We all seemed to... Read More
Class of 2019 Senior Gift
Posted by Casey O'Malley, Class XII Dean and English Teacher on Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Each year, the seniors at Waterford give a gift to the school. Previous gifts have been trees, scholarship funds, benches … the class of 2019 wanted to stand out a bit. And they were successful in this! This year’s senior gift is hard to miss. Take a stroll through the 600s building and you will see it: A large (8’  x 24’) mural designed in collaboration with local artist Ruel Brown. This mural is the product of a long process. In the fall students brainstormed different options (see... Read More

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