News Archive

2021

  • June

    Ashleigh Johnson '12 in the Ansin Pool in December 2015

    Johnson '12 eyes the Olympics as a platform

    Ashleigh Johnson '12, who won one Olympic gold medal in water polo in 2016 and is seeking another this summer in Tokyo, said she feels a sense of responsibility to speak out against injustice. She told USA Today in a story that appeared June 1: “I think it's really important that we as athletes take the stage that we have and use it to express our beliefs, and support the people who aren't supported in our society and speak out against the people who are oppressors. I just think it's a really important part of having a platform as an athlete.’’ While at Ransom Everglades, Johnson won a state title in the 50 freestyle in swimming and led the girls' water polo team to four state championships. Read the full story here.
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  • May

    Peter Diamond ’92 logged a 17.4-pound dolphin, the largest in that category

    The REturn of REEF

    After a one-year hiatus, the Ransom Everglades Epic Fishing tournament returned to Biscayne Bay on May 8, attracting 18 boats of anglers who resumed the REEF tradition of fishing for fun and bragging rights while supporting Breakthrough Miami. An RE eighth grader – Vlad Ponomarenko ’25 – notched the day’s most impressive haul, reeling in a pair of tuna each weighing 24.8 pounds. REEF co-chair Peter Diamond ’92 logged a 17.4-pound dolphin, the largest in that category. Photo Gallery
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  • Virtual Alumni Day 2021

    Alumni celebrated during Virtual Alumni Day

    More than 250 alumni gathered remotely on April 24 for Ransom Everglades’ 2021 Virtual Alumni Day, a first-time event that offered a slate of alumni activities, including a livestreamed opening program emceed by Alumni Board Co-Presidents Enrique Conde ’97 and James G. Weaver, Jr. ’90 that recognized the 2020 and 2021 Head of School’s Award winners.

    You can watch the full program here. Find photo galleries here.
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  • March

    Annie Lord ’97

    Alumna and local athlete highlight Women's History Month

    A pair of accomplished local women addressed RE students on March 22 in honor of Women’s History Month: Annie Lord ’97, executive director of Miami Homes for All, encouraged upper school students to use their power to empower others in less fortunate circumstances, while Kerry Gruson – a differently abled athlete whose participation in many triathlons and other races has been chronicled by various news outlets – shared her story of resilience with middle school students.

    The two women, who spoke during simultaneous and separate virtual assemblies, offered different messages with the same ultimate goal: to inspire students to positive action.
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  • Raider Day of Giving: March 5, 2021

    Join us this Friday, March 5, for Raider Day of Giving!

    Your gift supports all aspects of an RE education, from increased financial aid to enriched student life programming to enhanced safety and wellness measures. Throughout the day, there will be several challenges and opportunities to multiply your impact, as well as friendly class competitions, prize hours, fun trivia and more. Go Raiders! To learn more or to make your gift today, click here. #WeAreRE
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  • Fast Company calls RE a

    National magazine on RE: a "reimagined school"

    The national business magazine Fast Company described Ransom Everglades as a "reimagined school" in a major feature story about the Fernandez STEM Center that appeared online February 23. "When the Ransom Everglades School set out to augment its Miami high school campus with a new building focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, its educators saw an opportunity," the story said. "They wanted to rethink how a physical space at the school could reflect the kind of future-focused learning that would happen there." Read more here.
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  • February

    Raider Day of Giving coming March 5

    Raider Day of Giving is our day to show the world what we see everyday: Big things happen when the RE community comes together! Your support on March 5 is an investment in our students’ commitment to leaving the world better than they found it. The generosity of parents, alumni, faculty, staff and friends empowers our students to begin their journeys now as they prepare to lead in a global society.
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  • January

    Penny Townsend moderates Greenfield family discussion

    Instruments of Change with Ruth Greenfield

    A determination to counter segregation and anti-Semitism in 1950s Miami inspired Ruth Greenfield – the now 97-year-old matriarch of RE’s Greenfield family – to found the interracial Fine Arts Conservatory in 1951. Her center of music, dance and art defied the segregationist practices of the time, influenced generations of students, and inspired a fresh round of reflection and reminiscence at Ransom Everglades on January 13.

    Members of the Ransom Everglades community gathered for a virtual conversation with Ruth Greenfield, four of her children and retired Miami-Dade County Judge Wendell Graham ’74 – a conservatory student who later became the first Black student at the Ransom School.

    Head of School Penny Townsend moderated the event, the first Paul Ransom Digital Podium event of 2021. Watch it here.
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  • Wendell Graham ’74, Charles Greenfield ’68, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders ’70, Ruth Greenfield

    An important conversation: Instruments of Change

    Join panelists Ruth Greenfield, Charles Greenfield ’68, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders ’70 and Wendell Graham ’74 for the first Paul Ransom Digital Podium of 2021 on January 13 at 7 p.m. Head of School Penny Townsend will lead a conversation with this illustrious group about the long-term impact of the desegregation efforts led by Ruth Greenfield at her Fine Arts Conservatory, which was featured in the documentary Instruments of Change.

    Register here.
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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.