Long’s estate valued $2.725M
When the will of Nancy Omohundro Long ’54, former assistant to Head of School Barbara Wagner, was settled earlier this year, her estate was valued at $2.725 million, according to
Associate Director of Donor Stewardship Karla Kitchel.
The development office initially estimated the estate, for which Long named Marlborough as the beneficiary in the will, at a little over $2 million in February 2009, Kitchel said.
The money will go to the endowment portion of the Leadership in Learning Campaign, where 75 percent will be donated to the financial aid endowment and 25 percent to the Teaching Fund, which supports faculty salaries.
– Julie ‘10
Henri Ford to spread word about Haiti at ASM May 7
Dr. Henri Ford, father of Arielle ’10, will speak at the May 7 all-school meeting about his aid efforts in Haiti.
Ford, a Haitian native and the Vice President and Chief of Surgery at Childrens Hospital LA, said he’s excited to speak at Marlborough to inform the girls about the devastation so they can assist as well.
“I believe that there is a tremendous amount of work that needs to be done. We cannot afford to let people forget about Haiti and the ongoing needs there,” Ford said.
A special scheduled was made that day to ensure that all students will be able to hear his speech.
– Brianne ‘10
Three seniors named National Merit Finalists
Seniors Seanie, Faith, and Jenny are this year’s National Merit Scholar Finalists. They were chosen out of 16,000 semifinalists.
The decisions are based on the academic record of the student, recommendation letters, PSAT and SAT test scores, information about their school and their own activities, and a personal essay.
The class of 2010 also had two finalists in the National Achievement Scholarship Competition for African-Americans – Maya and Erica.
– Cami ‘10
Students learn research at Science Exchange
Gastrointestinal diseases in premature infants and brain imaging were a few of the research projects presented at the third annual student-designed Student Science Exchange (SSE) March 12.
The event allowed students to interact with researchers and introduced them to real-world science in intimate workshops. About forty students attended the day of workshops, which included a round-table discussion and panel during lunch. The researchers came from a variety of Los Angeles labs including Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, University of California Los Angeles, University of Southern California, and California Institute of Technology.
Seniors Sacha, Julie, and Colleen, junior Laura and Science instructor Arleen Forsheit organized the program.
“It was amazing to see how willing these researchers were to give up a work day to come give back to a community that they had no ties to other than being female,” Sacha said.
– Sophie ‘10