Lancers in the News
This page is a compilation of recent news items about Francis Parker School and/or its students. Please click on any link below to be taken to the article or media coverage.
- Athletic trainer Niki Dehner appears in this KUSI-TV segment on teaching athletes to be honest about their symptoms of concussion and other injuries. She's active in the "Speak Up" campaign of Athletes Saving Athletes, a group that aims to train football players and others on signs and symptoms of sports injuries. The 5-minute segment aired Dec. 2.
- Gino Gordon '07 is doing double duty for a Japanese football team — coaching the running backs and being one. The Harvard grad is with the Fujitsu Frontiers in the top-level X League, which plays American style football. Gordon, who was born at Sasebo Naval Base in Japan and lived there his first three years, is profiled in this magazine article.
- Tyler Bernardini '07 is having a breakout year in his debut with Britain's Leicester Riders. He was selected for the British Basketball League Team of the Week after helping the Riders stay undefeated in league. The Leicester Mercury reports: "Riders' head coach Rob Paternostro looks to have unearthed a real offensive gem in Bernardini, who shot down Surrey with a blistering performance. Bernardini used his size, aggression and shooting prowess to chalk up 28 points, shooting over 56 per cent. He was particularly effective from long range and knocked down no fewer than five triples as Riders won 98-80."
- Parker junior Jenn Wineholt is featured in a U-T San Diego story on her switch from middle blocker to setter with the two-time defending state champion girls volleyball team.
- Parker senior Tommy Bancroft has made a verbal agreement to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he plans to play football and compete for a scholarship, the team reported on its website. The 6-foot-4, 240-pounder visited the school with his parents a day after playing in Parker's season opener. "Chapel Hill had been my top school for a while," Tommy said. "The first time I saw it, I just fell in love with it. So I wanted to come back to see a game."
- Brian Levett '12 is profiled by San Diego State's News Center for his involvement in many campus groups, including the Aztec Scholars Initiative that helps freshmen get acclimated to campus. A kinesiology major who hopes to be a physician for athletes (he played football at Parker), Brian was recently selected president of the Student African American Brotherhood.
- Terri Devine, Dean of College Counseling, is quoted in a U-T San Diego special section on preparing for college. In "Tackling the college application process step by step" (page 10), freelancer Doug Williams quotes Devine as saying: "One of the biggest things I tell students is to take ownership of the process." Terri offers 10 tips.
- Tyler Bernardini '07, former Parker basketball great, signed a professional contract with the Leicester Riders in Britain's top league. A U-T San Diego story notes that Tyler, who graduated from the Wharton School of Business at Penn, will work on his master's degree in international management at Loughborogh's School of Business and Economics.
- Parker's punter and kicker Zach Schmid mentioned in the San Diego Union Tribune and website.
- Healing HeARTS fundraiser featured in the Rancho Santa Fe Review and website.
- Liam Fay '18 has qualified as one of the semifinalists that will participate in the 25th-annual California National Geographic Bee. The 2013 edition of the competition is sponsored by Google and Plum Creek, and will be held on Friday, April 5 at the Consumnes River College in Sacramento.
Geography Bees were held in schools with 4th- through 8th-grade students throughout the state. School-level winners then took a qualifying test, which was then submitted to the National Geographic Society. In each of the 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense Dependents Schools, and the U.S. territories, the National Geographic Society invited the students with the top 100 scores to compete at the state level. Learn more at www.nationalgeographic.com/geobee
- Parker W.A.R. Lords robotic team reached the finals and won the award for in the seventh annual San Diego Regional FIRST Robotics Competiton
- Kate Liang '16 and Sarah Hofmeister ’20 both competed in the 2013 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championship. Hofmeister's team achieved 9th place in the Juvenile division and Liang's team won the gold medal for best team in the U.S. Intermediate Division. Read more about the championship here.
- Parker's Robotics Team, the WAR Lords, complete robot submission in time for competition March 7 -9.
Snighdha Nandipati '16 - 2012 National Spelling Bee Champion