Liggett’s prekindergarten program uses a self-guided approach to learning that encourages children to draw upon their curiosities, empowering them to ask questions and explore both independently and collaboratively.
University Liggett School will name the new varsity lacrosse field in memory of George Thanasas ‘17, a beloved student-athlete who passed away unexpectedly after his graduation in June 2017. In addition, the school has created the George Thanasas Scholar Athlete Award, an award that will be given to three-season varsity athletes who maintain a grade pointe average of 3.5 or higher.
It’s Thursday morning at 8:27 a.m. and the Lower School students are lined up in front of the Logo Store anxiously awaiting the arrival of longtime parent volunteer and Logo Store manager Susan Azar.
As the students wait they clench quarters and crumpled dollar bills and chatter excitedly about which erasers will be in the dish this week when the rolling door to the store is finally unlocked and lifted by Azar.
Five University Liggett School 12th-graders have been honored with the Thelma Fox Murray Scholarship for the 2018-19 academic year.
This year’s recipients are Abby Doppke of St. Clair Shores, Maria Pas of Clinton Township, Nicole Rivera of Grosse Pointe Shores, Katriel Tolin of West Bloomfield and Mary Weiermiller of Grosse Pointe Woods.
Internationally renowned journalist and foreign correspondent Keith Richburg ’76 will be honored as University Liggett School’s 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient.
Richburg, a Pulitzer Prize finalist for his 1992 coverage of Somalia, spent more than 20 years overseas for The Washington Post, where he served as bureau chief in Beijing, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Nairobi and Manila. He also served as The Post’s foreign editor from 2005-07.
University Liggett School is a private preschool and kindergarten through 12th grade college preparatory school in Metro Detroit that is nationally recognized for its innovative curriculum and arts and athletics offerings.