A Message from President Armbrister
Greetings from Philadelphia!
Although bitterly cold weather and several significant snowfalls have certainly interfered with the normal schedule of classes and events on Girard’s campus, we have also been able to enjoy the ornamentation and enchantment that snow has added to our already beautiful campus. Additionally, our students have relished the rare opportunity to simply play in the snow!
Fortuitously, the weather did not thwart the planning or implementation of an important community event here at Girard College: the Annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service.
Now in its 19th year and the largest such event in the country, the Greater Philadelphia MLK Day of Service was held on Monday, January 20 and boasted more than 125,000 volunteers and 1,700 service projects throughout Philadelphia, New Jersey and Delaware.
I am extremely proud to note that Girard College served again – for the fifth consecutive year – as the event’s “signature site!”
Many members of the Girard community participated in the event, starting with the Junior Cavalier choir that performed at the MLK press conference on January 8, and a cadre of Upper School students who designed and painted one 5’ X 6’ panel of an MLK banner created in collaboration with five other area schools.