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Freshmen Take Part in Round Square Conference in Argentina
Posted 05/11/2017 09:53AM




Four freshmen recently got to explore global perspectives and relationships at an international conference in Argentina.

9th-graders Kaila Dawkins, Meredith Newman, Carson Soliday and Olivia Stafford, along with Katie Kirkland, Global Education associate director, and Derrick Willard, Assistant Head of School for Academic Affairs, attended the Round Square Regional Conference of the Americas, themed "Embrace the Opportunity," at Belgrano Day School in Buenos Aires in April.

PDS is a member of Round Square International, an organization with more than 150 schools on five continents that provides opportunities for students to participate in international service learning projects, studying abroad and attending leadership conferences.

At the event, students engaged in “barazzas,” or student-lead discussion groups that are a central part of the Round Square conferences.

“The main thing I took away from the trip is how important people are,” said Carson. “People and your relationships really matter in this world.”

There also was a service component of the trip during which conference participants, over two days, built seven houses in a local neighborhood through an organization called Techo.

“When I worked on Techo, our service project, it really opened my mind to realize just how different other people's lives were from us yet how happy and joyful they were to be where they currently are,” said Carson.

After the conference, Kirkland, the 9th-graders, along with Middle School Head Michael Magno, visited the Perito Moreno Glacier April 27 in Patagonia, a sparsely-populated region at the southern end of South America.

Learn more about Global Education at PDS.

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