Noah Returns with Flood of Information

We were delighted to have Southview alumnus Noah Bader back in the building on Tuesday. Noah is currently employed as a portfolio analyst for Welltower Inc., a Fortune 500 company with headquarters in Toledo.  He gave an honest and insightful presentation to an attentive group of junior financial risk management students.  Mr. Bascuk’s students are…

NYC Graphic Designer Stops by Alma Mater

Our fine arts students were treated to a presentation by alumnus, Steven Rank (1988).  Mr. Rank is founder and owner of Sarankco, which is a successful graphic design studio located in New York City.  The company he founded ten years ago with himself as the only employee now has a payroll of 32 employees.  They…

Fall Play is Heavy…with Talent

A trio of one acts comprise this year’s fall play.  The Holocaust-themed works are having a powerful impact on audiences, as evidenced by the occasional gasped reactions.  The two-night event is characteristic of Mrs. Shepard’s modus operandi of using theatrical performances in a didactic nature, and I certainly felt simultaneously informed and entertained. The incredible…

Board Meeting

This year we are treating all of our teachers as C.E.O.s, or Chief Educational Officers. Almost invariably, when one pictures a C.E.O. conducting business, a board room with a large conference table is the setting. In Mrs. Tipping’s AP Physics class, however, a “board meeting” takes on a more literal meaning. During this particular iteration,…

Griffin Barros-King Competes at World Championships

Griffin Barros-King is a sophomore honors and AP student who lives a pretty unique life outside of the classroom.  Three or four times per week he and his parents travel north to Madison Heights, Michigan, where Griffin participates in three-hour rock climbing sessions.  That indoor facility is the closest location with official speed climbing and…

Sophia Howard Takes Aim at Impressive Achievement

Freshman Sophia Howard began her competitive archery career at age nine, but she started shooting arrows much earlier.  Her dad bought her first bow when she was only two years old.  Now, she competes at state and national events and hopes to compete internationally one day. Competing in archery tournaments has led Sophia to travel…

National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

Marwin Li, Lark Yan, and Alexander “Arman” Serpen (pictured left to right) have been selected as semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program.   Marwin is quick to point out that he favors the sciences at Southview.  He has enjoyed his experience on the science olympiad team.  His favorite courses have been AP Biology, AP…