News & Events

Senior Reid Corless Earns National Silver Key Award For Writing

Each year, the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, along with more than 100 visual and literary arts organizations across the country, accept submissions from teens in grades 7-12 for their Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Hundreds of thousands of writing submissions across 11 categories are judged based on originality, technical skill, and the emergence […]

Exelauno Day Brings the Classics to Enchanting Life Each Year

On March 4, Roxbury Latin students and masters celebrated a tradition that is distinctly RL: Exelauno Day dates back more than 130 years, when Classics master Clarence Willard Gleason inaugurated a celebration of the Classics, in which Greek students would be exempted from homework. Today, the event allows for the singular annual pleasure of hearing […]

Dr. Joan Salge Blake Talks Balance and Nutrition

On February 20, students and faculty welcomed Dr. Joan Salge Blake to the Smith Theater for a presentation on nutrition. Part of Roxbury Latin’s continuing Health and Wellness series, Dr. Salge Blake—a clinical professor of nutrition at Boston University’s Department of Health Sciences—spoke about the importance of developing healthy eating habits early in life. Her […]

Roxbury Latin Earns the Googins Cup for the Fifth Consecutive Year

On February 9, four Roxbury Latin students traveled to West Hartford, Connecticut, to compete in the Kingswood Oxford School’s annual public speaking competition. For the fifth year in a row, RL’s contingent returned with the Googins Cup, awarded to the team that places first overall in four categories of competition: Persuasive Speaking, After Dinner Speaking, […]

Kate Walsh and Bill Walczak Broaden the Definition of Health for Underserved Populations

On February 13, Kate Walsh and Bill Walczak—two prominent members of the Boston health care community—spoke to students and faculty in Hall, as the third part of a series focused on the challenges, and potential solutions, related to homelessness and poverty. Both Ms. Walsh and Mr. Walczak have directed their considerable talents over many decades […]

Juniors Help Newly-Housed Boston Residents, In Collaboration With Pine Street Inn

On February 9, juniors from Roxbury Latin and The Winsor School teamed up for a joint service initiative, in collaboration with the Pine Street Inn, which has been assisting Boston’s homeless population for more than 50 years. Class II boys hosted their Winsor counterparts for an evening on campus, which began with a presentation by […]

Roxbury Latin Hosts Graves-Kelsey Tournament, With a Fourth Place Finish

On February 8, Roxbury Latin’s campus buzzed with the energy that 13 schools’ worth of wrestlers, coaches, and fans can generate. RL played host to this year’s Graves-Kelsey Tournament—the Independent School League wrestling championships, named for long-time and legendary coaches Bert Kelsey of Roxbury Latin, and Gibby Graves of Buckingham Browne & Nichols. Earning a […]

Bo Menkiti ’95 Delivers the Year’s Wyner Lecture

On February 4, alumnus Obiora “Bo” Menkiti spoke to Roxbury Latin students and faculty about the experiences that have taken him from homeschool, to RL, to Harvard, to where he is now: the founder and CEO of both The Menkiti Group and Keller Williams Capital Properties (KWCP)—companies dedicated to transforming communities through real estate in […]

Two Seniors Named Top Scholars in National Science Talent Search

Two members of Class I—Andrew Zhang and Chris Zhu—were named among the country’s top 300 scholars in the 79th Regeneron Science Talent Search (STS), the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors. Chris and Andrew were selected from a pool of nearly 2,000 students from 659 high schools across […]

BlueWave Solar’s Eric Graber-Lopez P’20 Visits Environmental Science Students

On January 30, seniors in Mrs. Carroll’s Environmental Science class were visited by Eric Graber-Lopez P’20, the president and co-founder of BlueWave Solar, a certified B Corporation with the goal of bringing clean solar power to every community. As president of the company, Mr. Graber-Lopez is involved in all aspects of BlueWave’s development activity and […]