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Alumna, Patricia Brincefield, Named Director of Communication and Marketing at SMS

St. Margaret's named alumna, Patricia Brincefield '71, as its Director of Communication and Marketing. In this role, she will be responsible for raising visibility and awareness for the school and its mission through creative messaging, consistent brand marketing, advertising, public relations and community outreach. Brincefield will work closely with school leadership to grow enrollment and strengthen ties to diverse communities. She will also serve as webmaster and media contact.

"We are quite fortunate to have found Patricia," explains Head of School, Cathy Sgroi P'00. "Her professional experience as a marketing strategist, writer and producer along with her many industry connections will help take us to the next level. Plus, she has a very personal relationship with St. Margaret's as an alumna and understands first-hand the transformative power our School can have on young women."

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Students Exhibit Mosaics at Community Art Gallery

Tappahannock Art Gallery will soon showcase mosaics by St. Margaret's students under the tutelage of instructors and artists-in-residence, Konst and Konstantina Konstantinov, popularly known as the KonKons. The exhibit's opening reception will take place on the corner of Prince Street and Water Lane on Saturday, March 4, at 2pm. Featured student-artists are R. Allen, J. Avery, As. Ceballos, V. Giramata, C. Payne, A. Ruffa, and Z. Truxon.

In this trimester's mosaics class, students have explored the core principles of this very ancient aesthetic expression. From conception of the idea to completion of their masterpieces, the student-artists have learned a great deal about the technique and individual steps involved in mosaic-making. The emphasis was placed on the use of unusual materials, all intertwined into the development of the class' collaborative main project "Ring of Spirit". Students experimented with the effects of dimension by varying the physical depth, color, and texture of many different mosaic materials, while also developing personal direction and confidence in mosaics.

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Accepting Daingerfield Merit Scholarship Applications through February 10

Each year, a $5,000 scholarship is awarded to two day students applying to St. Margaret's School. In order to be eligible, students must plan to enroll in the eighth, ninth, or tenth grade and must live in the Rappahannock River Basin.

Daingerfield Scholars are expected to have an exceptional academic record, strong test scores on either the SSAT or ISEE entrance exam, a commitment to integrity and honor, and the potential to contribute to school life beyond academics. In order to retain the scholarship, the student must remain in good standing academically and within the SMS community.

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Wheat Center SAT Prep Course

The Wheat Learning Center at St. Margaret's School is partnering with The Hunt Course, a successful SAT preparation program, to extend services to teens in the local community. The course includes five three-hour sessions of quality instruction on test taking strategies. Available for a limited time only, the course has a maximum of 20 students. A test prep book is provided.

Course dates are as follows: March 5, March 18, March 19, April 1, and April 2. Sessions are from 2:30–5:30pm. Registration ends February 24; an early bird discount is available through January 27.

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