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RE opens 2021-22 with convocation

Ransom Everglades Head of School Penny Townsend and other school and student leaders addressed the RE community at the virtual 2021-22 Convocation on August 23, offering words of welcome, encouragement and inspiration. Student Government Association President Noah Zaldivar '22 and Alicia Medina '26 participated along with Associate Head of School John A. King, Jr., Director of Inclusion and Community Engagement Wendell Graham '74, Head of the Upper School Patricia C.A. Sasser and Interim Head of the Middle School Karen Thompson.
The head of school reminded students and parents that Ransom Everglades, entering its 119th year, "is not a tropical escape from the real world. It is hard preparation for the real world."

View the convocation here
Read Head of School Penny Townsend's remarks here
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
Middle School2045 South Bayshore DriveTel: 305-250-6850
Upper School3575 Main HighwayTel: 305-460-8800
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The mission of Ransom Everglades School is to provide an educational environment in which the pursuit of honor, academic excellence and intellectual growth is complemented by concern for the physical, cultural and character development of each student. The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.