Recently, you may have seen Kew-Forest in the news. Our studio artists in the Upper School were asked to design a plaque for the tombstone of Millie Tunnell, who was born into slavery around 1783. She was buried at Maple Grove Cemetery in 1896 but her tombstone was unmarked. Maple Grove wanted to design a plaque to honor her life, dying a free woman at the age of 111 in Jamaica, Queens.
Samantha is the author of the acclaimed memoir I Don't Want to Be Crazy, which was a New York Public Library Best Book for Teens and a Voices of Youth Advocates Poetry Pick. Samantha lives and works in New York City and is a Publishing Director at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. She graduated with honors from Skidmore College with a BA in English/Creative Writing. She lives in Forest Hills Gardens with her infant daughter, Sadie.
FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES (4/12/21): Reuters has named Alessandra Galloni, one of the news agency’s highest-ranking editors, as its new editor in chief, the company announced Monday. Ms. Galloni, 47, will be the first woman to lead the Reuters newsroom in its 170-year history. As global managing editor since 2015, she already had a top position at one of the world’s biggest news organizations, with 2,500 journalists in 200 locations.
The first weekend of Spring Break, 17 Kew-Forest students attended the American University Model UN Online Conference (“AmeriMUNC”). The theme of the Conference was “The Mediterranean in Crisis” and the opening guest speakers spoke directly to that theme.
In honor of Black History Month, Middle and Upper School students had the opportunity to participate in a series of workshops of their choice to explore the role of art as a vehicle of social change. Students celebrated Black artists and had the opportunity to create their own pieces.
In honor of Black History Month, 1st Grade students in the Lower School learned about black heroes who impacted history. They learned about the achievements of many African Americans, some of whom were the 'first' in their accomplishments and others worthy of recognition.
To let our Chinese international students know that we are thinking of them during this important cultural holiday (many consider this the most important holiday of the year in China), our faculty and staff created a special video that was sent to wish them a Happy Lunar New Year.