News & Events

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 […]

Frantz Alphonse ’90 Delivers This Year’s MLK Hall Talk

“We are all… tied into a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. …before you finish eating breakfast in the morning, you’ve depended on more than half of the world. We aren’t going to have peace on earth until we recognize this basic fact of the interrelated structure of all reality.” […]

Chris Herren Advocates Stopping Addiction Before it Starts

On January 9, Massachusetts basketball legend Chris Herren shared his story of addiction and recovery with RL students and faculty during the new year’s first Health and Wellness Hall. Mr. Herren’s battle with substance use disorder transformed his promising basketball career—first at Durfee High School in Fall River, and subsequently at Boston College, Fresno State, […]

An Anniversary Convocation, Honoring the Trustees and Dennis Kanin ‘64

On January 6, the students, faculty and staff gathered in Rousmaniere Hall to formally commence the Opening of Winter Term, with more than 60 special guests in attendance. Those guests included current and former trustees—including all three living board presidents: Harry Lewis ‘65, Dennis Kanin ‘64, and Bob O’Connor ‘85. The special anniversary convocation was […]