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For the REcord was created to illustrate how the RE community has responded to the challenges of the global COVID-19 crisis. Through stories and reflections shared by members of our community, this digital history in real time examines what was lost, what was gained, how we adapted and how we helped others. We hope you enjoy perusing the community REflections (below left) and REactions to COVID-19 by alumni, students and parents (below right). This page will be updated.


We asked: Share a paragraph, poem, photograph or even piece of art that captures how you and your family experienced this unprecedented holiday weekend (Passover/Easter 2020).

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  • Angela Jiang '26

    Angela Jiang '26 writes: "Usually on Easter my family and I get together and have a egg hunt in someone's yard or in a park, but we can't get together or go in a park now. Hospitals are working super hard during this unprecedented time, so I decided to make thank you cards for them. The first photo is the card that I made for Nicklaus Children's Hospital. The second and third pictures are the card that I made for Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital. I also made another card for St. Mary's Children's Hospital, but forgot to take a photo."
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  • Chuli Serra '24

    Chuli Serra '24 writes: "We have spent a lot of time over this holiday weekend reading poetry. My sister and I scanned the internet looking for poems that we really liked and then recorded ourselves reciting them. It was interesting because when I showed my chosen poem, 'If,' to my parents, they were surprised and told me that they had been waiting for a special moment to share this poem with me. But then they agreed now was a perfect time to read and understand this wonderful poem about becoming a man. I met with my grandparents on a virtual call and recited my poem.
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  • Susan Lilly '81

    Susan Lilly '81 writes: "We usually gather for birthdays, holidays, occasional weekends. My family members have odd schedules. I am a nurse, and one of my sons is a pilot, so we often have to find days other than actual holidays to gather. It has been hard now though, not to have my sons over at all, and being a nurse, I worry about bringing COVID-19 home to my husband. We are adapting and making the best of it. I work with really great medical professionals. We work in community health, and serve the most vulnerable population in Western North Carolina. My escape is hiking in our beautiful mountains. They are soothing to the soul. The photo is of The Appalachian Trail and Shining Rock Wilderness, Western North Carolina."
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We asked: What have you heard, observed or learned throughout the COVID-19 outbreak that has caused you to look at the world in a different light? What thoughts have been at the forefront of your mind during this unusual time?

List of 3 news stories.

  • Darrow Dutcher Hodges ’63

    Darrow Dutcher Hodges ’63 writes: "I’m on a friend’s vineyard in western Colorado in peach and wine country. I was skiing a lot and then needed to quarantine. Then I was supposed to be in Florida all April and May, working with bird groups and visiting Miami, but all hell broke loose. My house in Denver remained rented to a couple who came for surgery at the University of Colorado Hospital. So, I am happily in the best place ever, but grapes aren’t being harvested till September. I volunteered to repaint the old 1920s rock sign at the town park among other projects, like mulching vine roots with alfalfa, a secondary nutritive crop. So, home in June, but The Palisade sign is done!"
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  • Sisters at sunset; Julianna and Ali Murray

    Nicole Murray P'22 '23

    Nicole Murray P'22 '23 writes: "Family has been at the forefront of my mind. I have tried to be creative with how we stay connected as a family and preserve our mental wellbeing. Cooking and baking together, puzzles and playing cards and board games have helped a lot. Also, we decided to foster four kittens at the beginning of quarantine to help one of the local shelters. As a 'dog family' we have grown fond of them but they will be heading off to new homes in two weeks. This was a way for both of my students to safely help during the pandemic and it provided a much needed distraction. During breaks from online learning, the kittens provided a bit of 'therapy' and comic relief!

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  • The Castrillon family (Elena '26) and the Michelsen family (Eduardo '25 and Olivia '26)

    Castrillon and Michelson families write: "The past weeks have been very challenging for all of us, having to adapt so quickly to the developing events due to COVID-19 is crazy. We are in complete awe with the implementation of REmote School, it’s very impressive. But most of all we couldn’t be prouder of the RE kids, the way the have adapted and made the best out of the circumstances is outstanding. The silver linings we have witnessed are infinite and we are beyond grateful to be part of the Ransom Everglades family.
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  • Joshua Williams ’18, the founder of Joshua's Heart Foundation, remains dedicated to the fight against global hunger and poverty

    RE alumni come together to give back

    Ransom Everglades alumni are working both to bring the school community together and to help in these challenging times. Whether it is serving on the frontlines, lending support to those in need, sharing their expertise or creating opportunities for meaningful connection, RE alumni are making a powerful difference.

    REal Heroes

    Joshua Williams ’18, the founder of Joshua's Heart Foundation, remains dedicated to the fight against global hunger and poverty. Joshua's Heart has been helping the most vulnerable members of the Miami community during COVID-19, and working to extend its reach and feed an additional 5,000 families. Joshua's organization also has made substantial donations to RE's Feed the Grove program, supplying hundreds of cartons of pasta, produce, milk and meat to the weekend meals initiative.

    Artist Michelle Nahmad ’10 designed a poster “With a Little Help” to contribute to Apart: Posters from a Social Distance, started by Paradowski as a way of processing the COVID-19 pandemic. They invited other creatives to join them and opened up an online store with 100% of the proceeds from print purchases going directly to the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. The poster description reads, “Friendly faces across the screen (for team check-ins, happy hours, family gatherings, holidays, birthdays, bachelorette parties, workouts, game nights, movie nights, book clubs and more) are most welcome guests, getting us through these weird times.”
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  • Maia Gold ’20 and Mia Goldberg ’20 used their platform, framedmarketplace.com, to raise money for Feeding the Grove — pictured here,

    RE families make a REal Impact

    RE families are continuing to take collective action in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Mia Goldberg ’20 has teamed with associate alum Aleco Sanchez '20 to raise money for RE's Feed the Grove weekend meals initiative by selling artwork from RE students at framedmarketplace.com. Proceeds from the sale of works marked with "COVID 19" will fund meals for families with children from Frances S. Tucker Elementary and other parts of Coconut Grove. Isabella Bremer '21, Maia Gold '20, Goldberg, Kate Menninger '20, Emma Rosenthal '21 and Dani Sanchez '21 have donated art work to the gallery.

    Dave Woolsey P22, father of Mary Logan Woolsey ’22, offered insight into his experiences as an emergency-room physician at Jackson during the COVID-19 outbreak for an exclusive segment on WSVN-Channel 7 that aired on April 17.

    Noah Martin ’25, a 3D-printing enthusiast, printed reusable face shields and shipped them to his uncle Dr. Elliot Goodman, head of Emergency Medicine at Raritan Bay Medical Center in New Jersey. The proud uncle said, “A special thank you to my nephew Noah Martin! Straight from your 3D printer in Miami to the bedside in NJ, 20 shields for my team, and all the face shields it saves for others! Changing the world at 13! I love you, pal!"
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