Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Oakridge School Video Production Class Presents the Official Trailer of the 2014 Richard III Colloquium!

Thanks to Melissa Triebwasser and her video production team here at The Oakridge School for putting together yet another great trailer for Oakridge's second annual paper colloquium! On March 21, 2014, seven ISAS schools of the metroplex region came together to present papers and share scholarly insights about William Shakespeare's history play, Richard III. The conference was a huge hit, and I would like to thank, once again, all the schools, students, and faculty that participated in the event. We hope to host more collaborative inter-institutional get-togethers in the near future.





 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Thank You to all Presenters, Participants, and Special Speakers for making the 2014 Richard III Colloquium such a Great Success!!


Thank you everyone who attended, participated, or presented this last Friday at the 2014 Richard III Colloquium at The Oakridge School. The event was a tremendous success! Thanks to Dr. Kevin Curran, Associate Professor of English at UNT, for concluding the day with the perfect keynote address. I love how Dr. Curran invited all of us to explore and appreciate the timelessness of Shakespeare by calling our attention to the fact that it is the questions Shakespeare poses, not the answers he gives, that make plays like Richard III so meaningful for all audiences. How do we read, respond to, or make sense of a character like Richard? How do we make sense of his villainy and his humanity? What is being determined by Richard and what determines him? As Dr. Curran pointed out so convincingly, the questions are what remain relevant to all of us, and the conversation, hopefully, may never end. With that in mind, we at Oakridge do intend to continue to plan similar opportunities for collaborative conversations like last Friday’s, and we encourage other schools and campuses to envision similar engagements as well.

Oakridge Choir performs at Commencement Ceremony
Once again, I want to thank the other special speakers from Friday: Beau DuBroc, Adjunct Professor of Anthropology at Richland College, and John Dement, Associate Professor of Performance at Midwestern State University. Mr. DuBroc’s session on mortuary archeology and the recent excavation of Richard’s remains received accolades from many students, faculty, and attending parents; and students sung many praises about both of Professor Dement’s theatre workshops. So thank you to both of them for enhancing the day’s festivities for students, faculty, and parents! 

John Dement leads a workshop on Acting
Greenhill student presents
in the Library
Again, I want to thank all the participating schools, their students, as well as their faculty, for participating in this endeavor to make it so successful. Specifically, thank you All Saints’ Episcopal School of Fort Worth and Nancy Crossley, Chair of English Department. Thanks as well to Fort Worth Country Day School and its upper school instructors, Spencer Smith and Catherine Collins. Much thanks to Trinity Valley School as well as Lucas Jacob, Dean of Curriculum & Instruction, and Dr. Andrea Wright, Upper School Instructor. Thank you to Cistercian Preparatory School and Gary Nied, Chair of English Department, and thanks so much also to Greenhill School and Joel Garza, Upper School Instructor. Thank you as well to The Hockaday School and Dr. Katherine Downey, Upper School Instructor, and Dr. Deborah Moreland, English Chair. This event would not have been possible without everyone’s collaborative input and participation; we at The Oakridge School are so appreciative!

TVS student presents in the Skybridge
At this time, there are no plans for a similar event for spring 2015. We do, however, intend to continue to plan, promote, and even host similar conferences for ISAS students in the near future.  We encourage some of you to think of similar opportunities, thereby helping us grow a vision that could potentially be a tradition which transcends a single campus or one group of planners. Again, thank you so much for taking the time to make this event successful and meaningful for all the students involved. I hope we’re all in touch in the near future in order to keep such future collaborative engagements at the forefront of our visionary planning as educators.


Thursday, March 20, 2014

Janie Martin of The Hockaday School will be reading her paper, “What’s Wrong with this Guy?: A Psychological Analysis of Richard III and the Moral Implications It Entials,” at the 2014 Richard III Colloquium

Janie Martin
The Hockaday School

The Oakridge School is excited to announce that Hockaday School’s Janie Martin will be reading her paper, “What’s Wrong with this Guy?: A Psychological Analysis of Richard III and the Moral Implications It Entails,” at the 2014 Richard III Colloquium this March 21st. We look forward to Janie’s presentation!

Here to speak about the psychology of Richard III is Janie Martin, a senior at the Hockaday School. She is a prospective pre-med major, her favorite color is blue, and her choice of college is undecided. To bring her love for science into her Literature and Philosophy classroom, Janie analyzed the psyche of Richard III and discussed the moral implications of any potential psychological disorder.

Janie will be presenting her paper during Session F of the 1st Block, “Morality and Conscience in Richard III,” which will meet in the Skybridge located between the Fine Arts building and the Library.




AJ Interrante of Cistercian Preparatory School will be reading his paper, “See Some Evil,” at the 2014 Richard III Colloquium


The Oakridge School is thrilled to host AJ Interrante of Cistercian Preparatory School. He will be presenting his paper, “See Some Evil,” at the 2014 Richard III Colloquium this March 21st. Congratulations AJ!

AJ Interrante is currently a junior at Cistercian Preparatory School, and has been since sixth grade.  In addition to poetry and novels, he enjoys art, physics, and American history.  In his spare time he repairs cars, makes jewelry, and partakes in many forms of art.  He has been an Eagle Scout since 8th grade and continues to camp and find peace in the wilderness.  Perhaps one day he will pick up a pen and pad and write some poetry of his own, but until then he will continue reading the work of a great many poets before him.

AJ will be reading his paper during Session E of the 2nd Block “Is There Sympathy for a Villain like Richard III?” which will take place in the upstairs part of the Library.




Molly Montgomery of The Hockaday School will be presenting her paper, “A Shakespearean Cartoon,” at the 2014 Richard III Colloquium

Molly Montgomery
The Hockaday School

The Oakridge School is excited to announce that Molly Montgomery of The Hockaday School will be reading her paper, “A Shakespearean Cartoon,” at the 2014 Richard III Colloquium this March 21st. We look forward to Molly’s presentation!

Molly Montgomery is a senior at the Hockaday School, a field hockey player and an AP Scholar. She is interested in studying environmental science in college, despite being unsure of where she is going next year.

Molly will be presenting her paper during Session C of the 1st Block, “Staging and Performing Villainy in Richard III,” which will meet in the John P. Flavin Fine Arts Performance Hall.




Samuel Tolbert of Greenhill School will be presenting his paper, “Richard III and Women,” at the 2014 Richard III Colloquium


The Oakridge School is thrilled to host Samuel Tolbert of Greenhill School as he will be reading his paper, “Richard III and Women,” at the 2014 Richard III Colloquium this March 21st. Congratulations Samuel! We’ll see you this Friday.

Samuel Tolbert
Greenhill School
Sam Tolbert (1996-????) is a square jawed and perfectly adequate excuse for a human being.  He enjoys long walks alone to and from the bathroom, cutting an occasional rug, and discovering whole new worlds through Young Adult Fiction. Sam’s intellectual heroes include George Orwell, Jon Stewart, and the musical stylings of Luther Vandross. While having committed to attend the University of Pennsylvania in the fall under a Division I Scholarship in Overthinking TV Shows, Sam is fully committed to his promise to Mama Tolbert to be in bed by nine and only date Jewish girls. His greatest motivation and inspiration was and will continue to be his crushing insecurities.

Sam will be presenting his paper during Session E of the 1st Block, “Gender Politics in Richard III,” which will take place in the upstairs part of the Library.




Shreya Ajuha of The Hockaday School will be reading her paper, “I AM,” at the 2014 Richard III Colloquium


The Oakridge School is excited to host The Hockaday School’s Shreya Ahuja who will be presenting her paper, “I AM,” at the 2014 Richard III Colloquium this March 21st. We look forward to Shreya’s presentation this Friday!

Shreya Ahuja
The Hockaday School
Shreya was born and raised in Dallas, Texas, and she is a proud senior at The Hockaday School; she has attended Hockaday since the 5th grade. At Hockaday, Shreya is the Co-President of the Hockaday Debate Team, 4-year Varsity Tennis player, and a representative on the Honor Council. During high-school, Shreya discovered that she has a profound interest in understanding human behavior at both a biological and cognitive level, and in an effort to satisfy her curiosity, she has spent the last two summers performing neuroscience research at the University of Iowa. While studying Richard III, Shreya was intrigued by the role of emotions in moral-decision making and will be presenting her thoughts on the topic at the colloquium.

Shreya will be reading her paper during Session D of the 1st Block, “The Effects and Affects of Richard’s Deformity,” which will meet in the downstairs part of the Library.




Geneva Taylor of Greenhill School will be presenting her paper, “Richard III as Propaganda,” at the 2014 Richard III Colloquium


The Oakridge School is thrilled to announce that Greenhill School’s Geneva Taylor will be reading her paper, “Richard III as Propaganda,” at the 2014 Richard III Colloquium this March 21st. Congratulations Genny! We look forward to it.

Geneva Taylor
Greenhill School
Geneva Taylor is a Trekkie, a Whovian, and a Star Wars enthusiast, but is interested in far more than just sci-fi. She also enjoys making comics, memorizing random and completely useless trivia (did you know they found a new species of poisonous crustacean in Australia?), and being a senior at Greenhill School, where she has attended since kindergarten. Most of her time is spent studying, taking care of a gaggle of neighborhood dogs (plus a grumpy house cat of her very own), and playing trumpet. She hopes to major in computer science, or take over the world with an army of penguins. Whichever comes first.

Genny will be presenting her paper during Session G of the 1st Block, “Historical Contexts: Writing Richard III in the Elizabethan Era,” which will take place in Upper School room 205 in the upstairs part of the Upper School building.





Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Molly Anderson of Greenhill School will be reading her paper, “Richard III as Man, not Monster,” at the 2014 Richard III Colloquium


The Oakridge School is excited to announce that Greenhill School’s Molly Anderson will be presenting her paper, “Richard III as Man, not Monster,” at the 2014 Richard III Colloquium this March 21st. Congratulations Molly. We are thrilled for you!

Molly Anderson
Greenhill School
Molly Anderson is a student seeking intelligent discussion off the beaten path-- but don't ask what side street she chose instead because she's horrible with directions. In her spare time, Molly enjoys dancing, dancing weirdly when she thinks no one can see her, spending time with her pets, and explaining to her extended family (again) that she actually does have friends. She is still awaiting admissions letters from nearly every college she's applied to, but hopes to someday pursue her lifelong dreams of becoming a published author/something that actually pays the bills, such as modeling. She's getting really, really close to being able to turn left.

Molly will be reading her paper during Session A of the 2nd Block, “The Humanity and Villainy of Richard III,” which will meet in the Black Box Theatre located in the upstairs part of the Fine Arts building.




Katya Lopatko of The Hockaday School will be presenting her paper “Richard III: Pragmatist, Villain, Failure” at the 2014 Richard III Colloquium


The Oakridge School is thrilled to announce that Katya Lopatko of The Hockaday School will be reading her paper “Richard III: Pragmatist, Villain, Failure” at the 2014 Richard III Colloquium this March 21st. Way to go Katya! We look forward to seeing you this Friday!

Katya Lopatko
The Hockaday School
Katya Lopatko is a senior at the Hockaday School, which she has been attending since seventh grade. She was born in Moscow, Russia on December 31, New Year’s Eve. Her favorite subjects are English and history, and next year she wants to major in International Relations but other than that, she is open to whichever direction life will take her. In addition to academics, she is the editor of Cornerstones, Hockaday’s yearbook, and swims on the Hockaday Varsity swim team. In her free time she enjoys painting, listening to music and spending time with friends and family. She also enjoys listening to Vampire Weekend on repeat. Her favorite fruits are peaches, pomegranates and mango.

Katya will be presenting her paper during Session B of the 1st Block, “Exploring Richard III as the Stage Machiavel,” which will take place in the Boardroom located next to the Headmaster’s office in the upstairs part of the Upper School building.




Gabi Maldonado of Fort Worth Country Day will be reading her paper, “The Role of Justice in Richard III,” at the 2014 Richard III Colloquium


The Oakridge School is excited to announce that Fort Worth Country Day’s Gabi Maldonado will be presenting her paper, “The Role of Justice in Richard III,” at the 2014 Richard III Colloquium this March 21st. Congratulations Gabi! We look forward to it.

Gabi Maldonado is a junior at Fort Worth Country day and has attended since freshman year.  She looks forward to attending college and going on to study medicine.  She participates in many volunteer activities with her church as well as her school.  Gabi is also involved with the school choir and is excited to expand her opportunities in the English department during the colloquium.   She would like to think Mrs. Collins and Ms. Wilkerson for their dedication to the English department and everyone who is involved with the colloquium.

Gabi will be reading her paper during Session G of the 1st Block, “Historical Contexts: Writing Richard III in the Elizabethan Era,” which will meet in Upper School room 205 in the upstairs part of the Upper School building.




Lewis Carlson of Greenhill School will be presenting his paper on one of Shakespeare’s most famous history plays at the 2014 Richard III Colloquium


The Oakridge School is thrilled to announce that Lewis Carlson of Greenhill School will be reading his paper on Shakespeare’s celebrated history play at the 2014 Richard III Colloquium this March 21st. We look forward to Lewis’s presentation this Friday!

Lewis Carlson
Greenhill School
Lewis Carlson is a senior at Greenhill School.  Lewis has really grown at Greenhill, beginning fifth grade at a measly 4 feet 8 inches and graduating at a whopping 5 feet 10 inches. His favorite color is navy blue and he suffers from Lachanophobia. He once asked a girl out on Facebook and she dated him for three years. He isn’t any good at distinguishing between high fives and fist bumps - so don’t ask for any. Lewis’ favorite subjects are history, English, and recess.  He is going to major in political science and economics, unless it is too hard.

Lewis will be presenting his paper during Session D of the 1st Block, “The Effects and Affects of Richard’s Deformity,” which will take place in the downstairs part of the Library.




Henry Luengas of Fort Worth Counry Day will be presenting his paper, “The Master Machiavel,” at the 2014 Richard III Colloquium

Henry Luengas
Fort Worth Country Day

The Oakridge School is excited to announce that Fort Worth Country Day’s Henry Luengas will be reading his paper, “The Master Machiavel,” at the 2014 Richard III Colloquium this March 21st. Way to go Henry!

Henry Luengas has lived in Fort Worth all his life. He attended St. Andrew's for grades K-8 and came to Fort Worth Country Day in the ninth grade. Henry has always had a strong predisposition towards Math and the Sciences; however, due to strong encouragement from his mentors this year, he has greatly improved upon his skills and grown to enjoy writing. 

Henry will be presenting his paper during Session B of the 1st Block, “Exploring Richard III as the Stage Machiavel,” which will meet in the Boardroom next to the Headmaster’s office in the upstairs part of the Upper School building.




Nicole Joseph of The Hockaday School will be reading her paper, “Justice in Richard III,” at the 2014 Richard III Colloquium

Nicole Joseph
The Hockaday School

The Oakridge School is thrilled to announce that The Hockaday School’s Nicole Joseph will be presenting her paper, “Justice in Richard III,” at the 2014 Richard III Colloquium this March 21st. We look forward to Nicole’s presentation this Friday!

Nicole Joseph is a senior at the Hockaday School where she has been for four years. She is sentimental about the end of her childhood and the end of all things but is ready to attend Tufts University next fall. In high school, she has spent her time in the art studio, talking to people in hall, rowing crew, and scavenging for fruit. Her favorite fruits are peaches, pomegranates, watermelon, and mango, in that order. Nicole enjoys classes that her favorite teachers teach: often history, art, and science. She is planning to major in Community Health next fall and would love to dedicate her life to taking down the health insurance lobbies.

Nicole will be reading her paper during Session G of the 1st Block, “Historical Contexts: Writing Richard III in the Elizabethan Era,” which will take place in Upper School room 205 in the upstairs part of the Upper School building.




Tiffany Giraudon of Greenhill School will be presenting her paper on one of Shakespeare’s most famous history plays at the 2014 Richard III Colloquium

Tiffany Giraudon
Greenhill School

The Oakridge School is excited to announce that Tiffany Giraudon of Greenhill School will be reading her paper on Shakespeare’s history play at the 2014 Richard III Colloquium this March 21st. Congratulations Tiffany!

Tiffany Giraudon is a small town girl trying to find her way in this big world. She has spent her entire life at Greenhill and can't imagine life without the peacocks! After 15 years at Greenhill she is excited to graduate and will be heading to SMU next year to study advertising and art. Tiffany enjoys Ax Cop, the food network, watching fish, and volunteering with Teen Contact and Community Partners of Dallas.

Tiffany will be presenting her paper during Session E of the 1st Block, “Gender Politics in Richard III,” which will meet in the upstairs part of the Library.




Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Kourtnei Fong-Kutchins of The Oakridge School will be reading her paper “A Villain? Or an Outcast?” at the 2014 Richard III Colloquium


The Oakridge School is proud to announce that Oakridge Owl, Kourtnei Fong-Kutchins, will be presenting her paper “A Villain? Or an Outcast?” at the 2014 Richard III Colloquium this March 21st. We look forward to her presentation

Kourtnei Fong-Kutchins
The Oakridge School
Kourtnei Fong-Kutchins is a sophomore at The Oakridge School where she has been attending since she was five years old. She is currently taking all honors and AP classes, in addition to being extremely involved in extracurricular activities. This year, Kourtnei has played JV Volleyball and Softball, as well as Varsity Basketball and Cheerleading. She is also a member of the aCapella Choir and of the Student Council. In her spare time, Kourtnei enjoys her job as a BallKid for the Dallas Mavericks. Some of Kourtnei’s favorite hobbies are watching sports with her family (especially Aggie football), hanging out with her friends, listening to Ben Rector, and giving back to the community through whatever community service she can find. After graduating from Oakridge in 2016, Kourtnei hopes to become one of the loudest, proudest members of the fighting Texas Aggie class of 2020!

Kourtnei will be reading her paper during Session D of the 1st Block, “The Effects and Affects of Richard’s Deformity,” which will take place in the downstairs part of the Library.




Monday, March 17, 2014

Amado Martinez of Trinity Valley School will be presenting his paper, “Richard III, the Monster King,” at the 2014 Richard III Colloquium

Amado Martinez
Trinity Valley School

The Oakridge School is excited to announce that Trinity Valley School’s Amado Martinez will be reading his paper, “Richard III, the Monster King,” at the 2014 Richard III Colloquium this March 21st.

Amado Martinez was born on February 1st, 1997 and is 17 years old. He was enrolled at Our Mother of Mercy Catholic school from grades K-8 after which he enrolled into Trinity Valley as a freshman until now, his junior year. He is a very outgoing, intelligent, kind, and humorous young man and cannot leave a room without leaving a smile on someone’s face. His hobbies include basketball, baseball, and being the mascot for the Trinity Valley football team. He is very honored and excited to be presenting to you all today.

Amado will be presenting his paper during Session E of the 2nd Block “Is There Sympathy for a Villain like Richard III?” which will meet in the upstairs part of the Library.




Mike Carovillano of The Oakridge School will be presenting his paper, “How William Shakespeare Subtly Promoted the Power and Capabilities of Women though his Play Richard III,” at the 2014 Richard III Colloquium


The Oakridge School proudly announces that one of its Owls, Mike Carovillano, will be reading his paper, “How William Shakespeare Subtly Promoted the Power and Capabilities of Women though his Play Richard III,” at the 2014 Richard III Colloquium this March 21st. Way to go Mike!!

Mike Carovillano
The Oakridge School
Mike Carovillano, a junior at The Oakridge School, enjoys a wide variety of interests.  In addition to excelling in academics and achieving the highest GPA award in his sophomore year, he also enjoys arts and athletics.  Mike runs both cross country and track and holds several school records, including the 5k, 3200 meter, and 1600 meter races among others.  He also enjoys theater production and set design and was the stage manager for Oakridge's most recent production, Disney's Beauty & the Beast.  When Mike is not busy with school activities, he loves to travel with his family.  He has visited all 50 states, along with a large portion of Western Europe, but his favorite vacation destination remains to be Walt Disney World. Mike would also like to thank his wonderful family, his father David, his mother Amy, and his sister Susie, for all they have done to help him.

Mike will be presenting his paper during Session B of the 2nd Block, “Gender Construct(s) in Richard III,” which will meet in the Boardroom located next to the Headmaster’s office in the upstairs part of the Upper School building.




Eleni Michaelides of Fort Worth Country Day will be reading her paper, “Looks Can Be Deceiving: Deformity in Richard III,” at the 2014 Richard III Colloquium

Eleni Michaelides
Fort Worth Country Day School

The Oakridge School is excited to announce that Eleni Michaelides of Fort Worth Country Day School will be presenting her paper, “Looks Can Be Deceiving: Deformity in Richard III,” at the 2014 Richard III Colloquium this March 21st. We look forward to Eleni’s presentation!

Eleni Michaelides is a junior at Fort Worth Country Day. She participates in theater and the school's improv troupe. Eleni also enjoys play writing, eating, and watching Netflix in her spare time.

Eleni will be reading her paper during Session F of the 2nd Block, “Historicizing Richard’s Body: Reflections on Deformity,” which will take place in the Skybridge located between the Fine Arts building and the Library.




Timothy Baker of Trinity Valley School will be reading his paper, “The Bestiality of the Boar,” at the 2014 Richard III Colloquium

Timothy Baker
Trinity Valley School

The Oakridge School is excited to announce that Timothy Baker of Trinity Valley School will presenting his paper, “The Bestiality of the Boar,” at the 2014 Richard III Colloquium this March 21st. Congratulations Timothy!

Timothy Baker is an avid thespian at Trinity Valley School. As a junior, he works in every facet of theater, but he also likes to write. His passions mainly include writing music and playwriting, but he enjoys writing about theater in essays as well. If there is an opportunity to write on the subject, he will go for it. He extremely enjoyed writing about Shakespeare and one of his most famous plays, Richard III.

Timothy will be reading his paper during Session F of the 2nd Block, “Historicizing Richard’s Body: Reflections on Deformity,” which will take place in the Skybridge located between the Fine Arts building and the Library.




Katherine Haley of Fort Worth Country Day School will be presenting her paper “Are We Humans or Are We Actors?” at the 2014 Richard III Colloquium


The Oakridge School is excited to announce that Fort Worth Country Day’s Katherine Haley will be reading her paper “Are We Humans or Are We Actors?” at the 2014 Richard III Colloquium this March 21st. We look forward to her presentation!

Katherine Haley
Fort Worth Country Day School
Katherine Haley is a junior at Fort Worth Country Day, where she has been a student since kindergarten.  She is Student Body Secretary, a Link Crew Leader, a member of the Diplomacy Club, the Chess Club, and FWCD’s community service team.  She is also very involved in Country Day’s theater department, having recently played Kim Macaffee in their production of Bye, Bye Birdie.  She would like to thank Mr. Smith, her English teacher, for encouraging her to submit her paper and to the entire faculty and staff who helped organize and put together this event.

Katherine will be presenting her paper during Session C of the 1st Block, “Staging and Performing Villainy in Richard III,” which will meet in John P. Flavin Fine Arts Performance Hall.




Joshua Maymir of Cistercian Preparatory School will be reading his paper, “Richard III: Tyrant for a Purpose,” at the 2014 Richard III Colloquium


The Oakridge School is thrilled to announce that Joshua Maymir of Cistercian Preparatory School will be presenting his paper, “Richard III: Tyrant for a Purpose,” at the 2014 Richard III Colloquium this March 21st. Congratulations Joshua!

Joshua Maymir
Cistercian Preparatory School
Joshua Maymir is a junior at Cistercian Preparatory School, which he has attended since 5th grade.  He enjoys both English and Literature, but is also interested in History and Philosophy. He has been an avid runner since 7th grade and is a Captain of the Cross Country team. He is also an Eagle Scout and is working on his Silver Palm. He follows politics and was fortunate enough to serve as an intern for his State Representative. Having read The Prince, he was intrigued by the connections between it and Shakespeare’s King Richard III which lead him to write his paper as an examination of Shakespearean thought on Machiavelli.

Joshua will be reading his paper during Session G of the 2nd Block, “Evaluating Richard’s Rule: Machiavellian Instructions and More,” which will take place in Upper School room 205 in the upstairs part of the Upper School building.





Kateland Brewster of Trinity Valley School will be reading her paper, "Shakespeare's Vision of Villainy and Humanity," at the 2014 Richard III Colloquium


The Oakridge School is thrilled to announce that Kateland Brewster of Trinity Valley School will be presenting her paper, “Shakespeare’s Vision of Villainy and Humanity,” at the 2014 Richard III Colloquium this March 21st. We look forward to Kateland’s presentation this Friday!
Kateland Brewster
Trinity Valley School
Kateland Brewster is currently a junior at Trinity Valley School (TVS) where she has been attending since eighth grade. Before this time she was a student at Hathaway Brown School for girls in Shaker Heights, Ohio. Her activities include field hockey, soccer, and track and field. Her honors include The Most Valuable Player and All SPC awards for girls’ soccer in 2013. Kateland enjoys hiking, surfing, and water sports and traveled to Costa Rica with TVS on an outward bound trip in 2013. Outside of school Kateland has spent time on mission trips in San Salvador, El Salvador and rural Belize, with plans to travel to Brazil this summer. Although Kateland’s academic interests have usually been in the fields of mathematics and science, she wants to thank Dr. Andrea Wright for opening her eyes to the world of writing and Shakespeare.

Kateland will be reading her paper during Session A of Block Two, “The Humanity and Villainy of Richard III,” which will meet in the Black Box Theatre located in the upstairs part of the Fine Arts building. 




Caroline McCulloch of Greenhill School will be presenting her paper on Shakespeare's play at the 2014 Richard III Colloquium

Caroline McCulloch
Greenhill School

The Oakridge School is thrilled to announce that Greenhill School’s Caroline McCulloch will be reading her paper on Shakespeare’s famous history play at the 2014 Richard III Colloquium this March 21st. Congratulations to Caroline!
In her time at Greenhill, Caroline McCulloch has developed new interests and talents, as well as enhanced her knowledge of “Country Club Prep” fashion. She now knows what Sperry’s and coral shorts can do for a man. In her free time, Caroline enjoys reading, writing, drawing, and exploring Dallas. She also appreciates good movies, good music, and good food.  In the coming year, she plans to either attend college or road trip throughout the Southwest in a restored VW bus. She does not know what she wants to do with her life, but is open to the possibilities.
Caroline will be presenting her paper during Session D of Block One, “The Effects and Affects of Richard’s Deformity,” which will take place in the downstairs part of the Library. 




Faith Poynor of The Oakridge School will be reading her paper, "Shakespeare's Richard III: Deformed, Depraved," at the 2014 Richard III Colloquium


The Oakridge School is proud to announce that its very own Owl, Faith Poynor, will be presenting her paper, “Shakespeare’s Richard III: Deformed, Depraved,” at the 2014 Richard III Colloquium this March 21st. Way to go Faith!!
Faith Poynor
The Oakridge School
Faith Poynor is a senior at The Oakridge School. She is Literary Arts Editor of the Oakridge magazine, Calliope, which has published several of her original written works. She has a passion for writing and literature. Faith has many other interests as well. She has studied piano for eleven years and  is currently working towards earning her black belt in mixed martial arts. Faith also has a passion for theatre and performed in the Oakridge school production The Love of Three Oranges in the role of Brighella earlier this year. She enjoys community service and has served as a volunteer at the Arlington Museum of Art, Mission Arlington, and North Texas Food Bank for many years. Faith plans to major in English and minor in Music in college.
Faith will be reading her paper during Session A of Block Two, “The Humanity and Villainy of Richard III,” which will meet in the Black Box Theatre located in the upstairs part of the Fine Arts building.