Wheeler has been nominated for the SEVENTH consecutive year to the American High School Theatre Festival. Schools selected by AHSTF are invited to attend the Fringe Festival in Scotland, the world’s largest and most prestigious arts festival in the world. Wheeler performed at the Fringe in 2009. In 2011, Wheeler was the site for the New England debut of the avant garde piece BOX and this fall will perform THE DINING ROOM (US) Nov. 20-22 and SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK (LS) Dec. 11-13 in the newly-renovated theater in Wheeler Memorial Hall. Did you know that 100 Lower School students will perform in this year's play? That has to be a record of some kind!
Congratulations to Wheeler's 6 National Merit Scholarship semifinalists for 2015: Grace Evans, Lucy Friedmann, Winston Jiang, Caroline Moore, Kiri Peirce and Noah Prizant. Nearly 1.4 million juniors entered the initial pool and semifinalists represent less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors. Amanda Gastel was named a Commended Scholar. Tyler Hardin was named an Outstanding Participant for the National Achievement Scholarship Program for Black Americans.
For the fourth consecutive year, a graduating senior from The Wheeler School has been named by the U.S. Department of Education as a Presidential Scholar, one of the highest recognitions an American high school student can receive. Tim Clancy of Rehoboth, MA, was chosen as the male recipient from Massachusetts this year, an extraordinary distinction, as only one boy and one girl is chosen from each state.