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Twelve upper school students attended the 57th Annual New Mexico Model United Nations Session in late November at the Round House. This year, Prep represented the countries of Sweden, Germany, and Ireland. Working with high schools from around the state, students worked on resolutions to solve real-world problems such as the scarcity of resources for women to address maternal mortality, and terrorism in the Middle East.

Congratulations to all of our delegates for a job well done!

Sam Gilbert '19, Bettina Broyles '20, Hayden Colfax '20, Abby Francis '20, Tucker Hastings '20, Grant Hickey '20, Isaiah Hughes '20, Isadora Ungard '20, Joaquin Bas '22, Oliver Lehman '22, Hugo Underwood '22, and Ryan LoRusso '23.

Another heartfelt thank you to everyone who participated in the Parents’ Association Giving Tree this year. Our generous students and parents were able to provide holiday gifts to 30 students at Sweeney Elementary School who had been identified by Communities In School of New Mexico (CISNM) as being in need of extra support. 
Please mark your calendars now for our next PA meeting on Tuesday, February 12 at 8:15 am in the Prep Auditorium to hear about our school's Fine Arts and Performing Arts Programs. We will hear from guest speakers Performing Arts Chair Brad Fairbanks, music teacher Chris Ishee, and Fine Arts Chair Alex Pena. Also, mark your calendars for a special evening PA event on Wednesday, February 27 at 5:30 pm in the Founders’ Room with College Counseling Director Story Leonard.

- Cameron Anderson and Hunter Redman, PA Co-Presidents

The Swim Team starts the new year at the ABQ Academy Meet this Saturday, January 12—Go Blue Griffins! Fun underwater view (above) captured by Yearbook Co-Editor Jade Maas '19.

The Basketball Teams jumped into the heart of their schedule with the Boys Varsity kicking things off at the Santa Fe Indian School Invitational Tournament, where they placed 5th and won 2 out of 3 games last weekend. Earlier this week, all teams hosted Monte del Sol and in impressive Griffin fashion, swept the Dragons with a most noteable win by the Girls Varsity.The girls next game is at the Cuba Tournament this weekend. Meanwhile the boys head to Tucumcari for a non-district match against the Rattlers. The Boys Middle School Teams begin early-season pool play this weekend in Albuquerque. 

The Fencing Team, led by new coach Jack Stafurick, prepares for their first tournaments later this month—En Garde Griffins!

You can access all Santa Fe Prep game schedules here: 
Prep Athletics Calendar.
Alumni, Thanks for Braving the Snow! Our Alumni bundled up on a snowy December night for Prep's Annual Alumni Holiday Party. Nearly 200 grads, faculty, and staff gathered in the Library for a fun evening of updates and memories. Earlier in the day former and current Griffin basketball players gathered in the Gym for men's and women's basketball games. Thanks to everyone who joined us—it was wonderful to see you all! 

Prep's Alumni Board of Directors invites our local alumni to join us on Wednesday, March 6 as we help Adelante's "Juntos Los Miercoles" program feed local families experiencing homelessness. We need alumni to sign up to bring food and drinks, donate money, and offer services of help (serving food, cleaning up). Please contact Becky Anderson, Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving, if you'd like to get involved. Thank you! 

Class of  1998 20th Reunion
Griffins, we're gearing up for a fun reunion season! The Classes of 1969, 1979, 1989, 1999 and 2009 are in the midst of reunion-planning. If you'd like to get more details on your class reunion, please reach out to Becky Anderson, Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving. And special thanks to all our alumni who are planning their respective class reunions—we appreciate your jumping in to help! 
Raul Midón ’84 has earned a GRAMMY nomination for his album If You Really Want. This fabulous tome of original music was conducted and arranged for the Metropole Orkest. The New York Times has called Raul Midón “a one-man band who turns a guitar into an orchestra and his voice into a chorus.” Midón—who earned his first GRAMMY nomination for Bad Ass and Blind, his Artistry Music/Mack Avenue album of 2017—creates beautifully dynamic arrangements, inspired not only by the singer-guitarist’s melodies, harmonies and rhythms, but by his lyrics, too. Click here to read more>> Alumni Highlights.
Spring Rummage Sale donations are needed! Donate items on Thursday February 14, from 3:45 - 4:15 pm. Please bring your rummage to the storage container behind the Gym. For more information, please contact Rummage Chair Julie Murray at 505.501.2150.
Meet Pablo Garcia! Ever since he was in the 8th grade, Pablo’s curiosity was contagious. Throughout the summer, he became known for raising his hand in every class to ask “but what if…?” He was always investigating a new way to think about a problem or idea, which endeared him to his peers and also to his Breakthrough teachers. 
Pablo returned to Breakthrough four years later as a teaching fellow, teaching reading and physics classes to equally curious 7th and 8th grade students. Pablo quickly became a favorite teacher for his charisma and unassuming wit. He cites one of his greatest achievements from the summer as the bonds he made with his students.
Pablo continues his commitment to Breakthrough during the school year by serving as a tutor and Super Saturday teacher. However, he has not limited himself to Breakthrough activities during his high school years. With the attitude, “Who knows what I might discover?”, Pablo has also woven himself into the extracurricular scene at Santa Fe High, involving himself in everything from cross country to Model UN. As he navigates the college admissions process, Pablo continues to think big—looking for the next “What if” opportunity to expand his mind and world. 

Wed, Jan 16: 
Mariachi Performance
for Middle School, Auditorium, 1:00 pm 

Wed, Jan 16:
11th/12th Grade
Adelante Dinner, Sweeney Elementary, 
5:00 pm

Fri, Jan 18: 
Winter Wonder Day

Mon, Jan 21:
MLK Jr Day
School Closed

Fri, Jan 25:
Winter Wonder Day

Fri, Feb 1:
Winter Wonder Day

Wondering what's for lunch this month?

Click here: Lunch Menu
Dancing with the Santa Fe Stars 2019 is around the corner—Saturday, February 23!  All proceeds from the evening benefit tuition assistance at Prep and Breakthrough Santa Fe. Keep your eye on your inbox for all the official details coming very soon!

The Santa Fe Prep Performing Arts Department is excited to present the smash hit musical, MAMA MIA!
Show opens on Friday, March 1 at 7:00 pm, with performances on Saturday, March 2 at 7:00 pm and Sunday, March 3 at 2:00 pm.

Congratulations to Vineet Narayanan '19, Urian Vasquez '21, and Louis Watson '21 (not pictured) for winning spots in the 2019 New Mexico All-State Music Festival! 
Vineet and Louis will perform in the first violin section of the Symphony Orchestra—this is Vineet's fourth year in the orchestra and Louis' first; and Urian will participate in the Mixed Chorus for the second year in a row. Performances are this Saturday, January 12 at Popejoy Hall at 9:00 am (Choir) and 11:15 am (Orchestra). Click here to purchase tickets to this event>>  Music Festival
The Santa Fe Prep Chess Team will be participating in the third and final Northern Schools Chess League Tournament on MLK Day, January 21, at St. Mike's. Our High School A team and our Middle School A team have made the championship round and will be competing for trophies, while students of all levels and from all classes at Prep will be playing for glory!

Congratulations to art and photography teacher Matt Mullins! Matt is opening in a group show, What Lies Ahead, this weekend at Visions West Contemporary, in Denver, CO. He is also currently in a group show at Visions West in Bozeman, Montana

Pictured above: 
Nocturnal Rose Quilt,

Oil on Canvas, 48 in x 36 in

Our CyberSeniors TAP allows students to help seniors navigate the world of computers and the internet, teaching them how to use their devices to communicate with their families and friends, internet safety, and get the most out of their devices. We would love Grandparents of Prep students to join us on Thursdays from 1:30-3:30 pm in Prep's Technology Room 21. For more information and to reserve your spot, please email Ann Church.
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