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Author in Residence, Ruta Sepetys, at ASM!

ASM is excited to welcome author Ruta Sepetys to ASM March 28 & 29.

She will present to the Upper School and lead writing workshops with classes. She is a historical fiction author known as a seeker of lost stories. Ruta's books have been New York Times & international bestsellers published in over 50 countries & translated into 36 languages. Signed copies of Between Shades of Gray & Salt to the Sea will be available for purchase for 10€ during her visit.

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ASM Students Take Part in Nepal Service Trip with 'All Hands Volunteers'

For the third time in the past four years, thirteen ASM students packed up their bags and left for Nepal in February during White Week.

They took part in a service trip to assist in new constructions with All Hands and Hearts - Smart Response. Last year, students travelled to Yabucoa, Puerto Rico with the same organization to help with the demolition of unsafe structures and roofing after the devastating Hurricane Maria that took place in 2017.

Check out more photos on the ASM Facebook Page.

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ASM Students Travel to Berlin and Paris for Model United Nations

Thanks to the guidance of Model UN directors, Mr. Briner and Mr. Reichlmayr, all the delegates were able to be active participants in many controversial debates, while eloquently expressing their points, and finding solutions to real world issues that challenge even the most experienced diplomats.

Right before Thanksgiving break nine students attended the 27th Annual BERMUN conference held at the John F. Kennedy school located just outside of Berlin. Over the course of three days, students debated such issues as rising tensions in the South China Sea, nuclear disarmament and how nations can best address Global Warming. Beyond the conference students were able to explore Berlin with a visit to the Berlin Wall Memorial as well as the Brandenburg Gate.

Once again, our school's MUN Club was invited to the annual PAMUN conference held in Paris. A group of 13 students packed their bags on Wednesday October 28th, and headed to the French capital. The first day was dedicated to sight-seeing, getting to know the city and of course, taking pictures in front of the iconic Tour Eiffel. On Friday, we all headed to the Maison de la Mutualité, the venue of the conference, where the first day of debate began. Clauses, amendments, motions and admins frantically running from one side to the other with notes, brought the day to an end. ASM delegates debated several topics in all of the committees, such as measures to promote good governance in the Middle East, the conservation of biodiversity, environmental sustainability, and gender equality amongst other pressing issues that affect us all on a daily basis. Our delegates gained more confidence on the second day, and everyone actively participated in the discussion making speeches in favor and against, submitting clauses and amendments and even co-submitting resolutions. Before we even knew it, we were all sitting in the General Assembly, which signaled our last day in Paris. We partook in the final debate and listened to the touching speech of the director of the conference, Ouriel Reshef, as well as those of the executive team.

It was a great pleasure to see the only two ASM seniors at the conference, Alexandra C. and Nicolas D., win the "Best Delegate" award and recieve an "Honorable Mention" respectively, after giving their best at what was their last MUN conference.

- Written by Irene C. (ASM 10th Grade Student)

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Annual University Fair at ASM

On Tuesday, November 13th, numerous universities from around the world attended our Annual University Fair.

The ASM Annual University Fair welcomes countless universities to come speak to ASM and neighboring students about their campus, curriculum and application process. It is a great opportunity for high school students, who are in the process of choosing the right school, to speak directly with a college admissions representative and get a better understanding of the application process. At ASM we aspire to give our students this opportunity to help open their doors to a successful future.

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