When we talk about extinction, one of the questions we always ask is, "What animals went extinct?" But it is equally important to ask "What ones survived?" We need to ask better questions! If we are going to understand extinction, we need to understand it in a comprehensive way.
Upper School Students had the privilege of hearing from Patrick Spencer, a professor of Geology from Whitman College, during their X-Block Extinction class the second week of November. This class examines the five major mass extinction events and how they shaped the biodiversity of the time. Professor Spencer has a special connection to Breck as he is the former teacher of our very own Mr. Wright. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us, Professor Spencer!
Breck Upper School students Joseph Purvis ‘21, Ayres Warren ‘22 and Maddie McDermott ‘22 share their experience interviewing Leslie Redmond, a local community organizer and former President of the Minneapolis NAACP. They also share their excitement for the MLK Symposium and Amplify Our Love with Pie events happening at Breck this upcoming week. Ms. Redmond will be the Upper School keynote speaker for the our 20th annual MLK Symposium.
On Sunday, January 17th, Breck will co-host Sweet Potato Comfort Pie’s seventh annual MLK Holiday event: Amplify Our Love with Pie, to honor the 92nd birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breck student, Kai Miller ‘22, has been working behind the scenes to get ready for the event. The communications team at Breck did a brief interview with Kai to ask about her experience working on the event.
Natalia Rico Hernández, Ed.D., Head of School, updates the Breck community on the School's response to Wednesday's events.