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RE enjoys annual BTW exchange

Two dozen RE students paired up with students from Booker T. Washington Senior High for the schools' annual weeklong cultural and educational exchange, with half of the students meeting up on the BTW campus and half connecting at RE. The partners attended classes and experienced campus life together from Jan. 28 to Feb. 1, ending with an emotional dinner at RE and thoughtful program on social justice at Florida International University.
City of Miami Commissioner Keon Hardemon and WPLG Local 10 news anchor Terrell Forney spoke at the FIU event along with BTW Principal William Aristide and Ransom Everglades Assistant Dean of Activities Corinne Rhyner. RE students and their partners took turns stepping to a microphone at the wrap-up dinner in the Upper School Dining Hall, sharing reflections and celebrating new friendships.

Rhyner, faculty member Jenny Carson and college counselor Blair Betts helped execute the exchange with the support of RE's administration and the board's Student Life and Inclusion Committee. The exchange has become an important tradition at both schools, each of which is historically significant: Paul Ransom founded Ransom Everglades as the Adirondack-Florida School in 1903; Booker T. Washington opened to black children in Miami in 1926.

RE Travelers
· Juanchi Roca-Paisley '19
· Anderson Murphy '19
· Coco Sell '19
· Mackenzie White '19
· Abigail Roberts '19
· Phoebe Beber-Frankel '20
· Diego Duckenfield-Lopez '20
· Cynthia Jelke '19
· Nick Namias '20
· Nathalie Han '19
· David Fryd '19
· Sarah Rahman '19

RE Hosts
· Lily Karson '19
· Izzy Szomstein '20
· Addyson Weintraub '20
· Grace Waibel '19
· Thomas Murphy '19
· Aliya Hollub '19
· Annabel Franklin '20
· Asher Lieberman '20
· Maggie McDowell '19
· Preston Edmunds '20
· Jack Fitzpatrick '20
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.