Congratulations to the TSC Class of 2017!

Congratulations to the 44 eighth-graders who graduated from The School at Columbia University on Monday, June 12, 2017 in a beautiful ceremony in Columbia University’s Low Library Rotunda! A special thank-you to Columbia University Executive Vice President for Research Mike Purdy, who joined students for congratulatory words, and to Commencement Speaker and TSC alumna Maya Goldman ('07), who shared her passion for social justice and inspiring professional career with our community.

We wish these students all the best as they head to high school this fall! The School community will miss you and encourages you to stay in touch. Congratulations, TSC Class of 2017! 

The Year in Social Action
All eighth-graders presented their Social Action Projects to the entire school community at an expo in early June. The SAPs this year covered an inspiring and impressive range of topics and passions:

Abortion education and rights
Animal abandonment and abuse
Animal testing bans
Arrests, suspensions and expulsions of minority students in schools
Biodiversity of aquatic environments
Body expectations and their effect on young girls
Books for children in underserved neighborhoods
Boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel
Climate change
Dangers of smoking
Empowering youth of color
Firearm regulations
Legalization of marijuana
Justice system injustices
Media and its effect on education for girls
Minority representation in schools
Overfishing and how it affects the ecosystem
Police brutality
Protection of dogs and puppies
Refugee crisis
Social media’s affect on young women
Ugandan education
Undocumented immigrants
Women in STEM

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