Delphian students recently participated in the Oregon Regional Scholastic Art Awards, submitting almost triple the number of finished pieces as an average school. The Scholastic Art Awards are held annually to recognize and acknowledge young artists across the country, and Delphian students came home with several awards.
The Delphian cheer team finished their undefeated season by bringing home the state championship trophy for the second year in a row and scoring their highest-ever point total in a competition.
Brent Danniels, award-winning composer, producer, sound engineer and recording artist, gave a workshop to Delphian elementary through upper school students on how to use a digital sampler to record and design sounds.
Award winning artist, Chris Stubbs presented an advanced portraits workshop at the Delphian school. She discussed the technique she uses and worked with students to create portraits of their own.
On Saturday, January 28th, the Delphian School Youth for Human Rights Club co-hosted "Through Her Eyes", a human trafficking awareness workshop, with the McMinnville chapter of Soroptimist International at Chemeketa Community College. The event was open to public and was attended by about a hundred people.
Delphian upper school student Stephen Jin began creating "cut paper" art about six years ago. He practiced and honed his technique over time in art classes at Delphian. He now has a set of magnifying eyeglasses which he uses along with a set of sharp, fine X-ACTO knives.
Delphian School has formed a partnership with GiftedParents.org, a private network for parents worldwide who are passionate about their children's education and future well-being, and eager to make a positive impact in the world.
Delphian has started a tradition of celebrating the Lunar New Year due to the ever-increasing size of our international student body. The Year of the Rooster was welcomed with a school-wide celebration. Traditional decorations decked the halls, presentations were given to inform the student body of the significance of the holiday, and several field trips were taken to celebrate.
Dr. Mary Shuttleworth, founder of Youth for Human Rights International, visited the Delphian School and spoke to each class on the subject of human rights, the responsibility we share in making them known, and how she founded the Youth for Human Rights International program.
Delphian Upper school students Sunny, Crystal and Alex tutored kindergarten students in Beijing, China at the second kindergarten class located in the PLA National Defense University.