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Ranney Family Sponsors Distinguished Speaker Series

Thanks to a generous, multi-year commitment made by a school family, Ranney is proud to present the Distinguished Speaker Series for our Upper School community. The series is aimed at providing students with an opportunity to think forward and to grasp hold of traditional as well as new subjects through unique, personal, and international perspectives. Community support of the Ranney Fund can expand these opportunities for our students across all grade levels. 

Below is a look at the Distinguished Speakers hosted on campus to date. View clips on our Youtube Playlist
  • Author and columunist Zachary Wood (coming February 25, 2019)
  • Author and educator Dr. Jeremiah McCall (December 2018)
  • Photojournalist and filmaker Ed Kashi (January 2018)
  • Taiko drumming artist Mark Rooney presented to all three divisions, sharing with our students this form of dynamic, full-body drumming based in Japanese tradition. (October 2017; view his website).
  • New York Times bestselling author Jessica Lahey (October 2017)
  • Mental Diversity Advocate and Scientist Alix Generous (April 2017)
  • Actor/Writer/Educator Steven Tejada (March 2017)
  • Poetry Slam Champion Clint Smith, "The Danger of Silence" (January 2017)
  • Professional Endurance Athlete Colin O'Brady (November 2016)
  • New Yorker Cartoonist Matthew Diffee (May 2016)
  • Teen Motivational Speaker Josh Shipp (March 2016)
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