This Week in Upper School

Thursday, February 11, 2021

AEC Artists and Writers Win Scholastic Awards

Congratulations to the many Upper School students who won Gold Key, Silver Key, and Honorable Mention awards for their submissions to this year’s Scholastic Art and Writing Competition, the nation’s longest running, most prestigious recognition program for creative teens. Their winning submission pieces in the Photography, Art Portfolio, Short Story, Poetry, and Personal Essay and Memoir categories exemplify their originality, technical skill, and unique, personal, artistic expression.  Take a look at the incredible wins by our talented students!


Jadyn Garshofsky

Silver Key in Photography

“Smooth Splash”




Judah Hafter

Honorable Mention in Photography

“Christmas Cake” 




Itai Blank

Honorable Mention in Art Portfolio

“Welcome to Our New Normal”

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Isabella Saunders

Honorable Mention in Photography

“Mazes in Nature” 




Maria Surova

Honorable Mention in Photography





Additional Winners

Britohn Blank Gold Key in Short Story for “The Shadow”

Judah Hafter Gold Key in Poetry for “my Elephant and me”

Liahm Blank Gold Key in Poetry for “Wedding at a Concentration Camp”

Liahm Blank Gold Key in Poetry for “Lice at the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp”

Liahm Blank Gold Key in Poetry for “Decay”

Liahm Blank Gold Key in Poetry for “On Ecuadorian Child Labor”

Nicole Miller Silver Key in Poetry for “The Girl in the Mirror”

Judah Hafter Silver Key in Essay/Memoir for “The High Horse”

Liahm Blank Silver Key in Poetry for “Sitting at the Back of a Jazz Club”

Liahm Blank Silver Key in Poetry for “Laugher’s Weep”

Nicole Miller Hon. Mention in Poetry for “Barbie”

Lifeguard Training at the Adelson Campus


The Adelson Campus is offering its students the opportunity to become an American Red Cross certified lifeguard. There is always a need for lifeguards in Las Vegas. Having this certification will allow you to apply for positions on campus during the school year and for our summer camp, as well as at the many pools around town.

Through a blended learning format, students will complete much of the course work online at home. The in-water portion will take place at the Adelson pool over two Sundays, March 7th and 14th from 10am-4pm.

The cost of the certification is $125. The course is open to students 15 years and older.

Deadline for signing up is February 18th. Sign up with Ms. Kaufman by giving her a check made payable to the Adelson Educational Campus for $125. You will then be enrolled and you will be allowed to begin the online coursework on February 22nd, giving you two full weeks to complete that portion before you do your in water training.

If you are interested or have any questions please contact Coach Lamph at


Key Dates of Upcoming Events in the Upper School

Friday, February 12: NO SCHOOL

Monday, February 15: NO SCHOOL, Presidents Day

Tuesday, February 16: DECA Competition

Friday, February 19:  Make-Up Picture Day, 8 am in the Beit Midrash

Friday, February 26: Purim! Class times will follow the normal schedule. 

It is an S1 ODD day. There is an optional reading of the Megillah from 7 - 7:45 am in the Beit Midrash. A special event will be broadcast via Zoom, during the school day. It will be a fun, festive day -- students, start planning your costumes!

Tuesday, March 9: End of Quarter 3

Wednesday, March 10: Quarter 4 begins

Monday, March 22 to Sunday April 4: NO SCHOOL, Spring Break  

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