• March

    University Liggett School to honor artist Josh Moulton ‘96

    University Liggett School will honor professional artist Josh Moulton ’96 in May as the school’s 2019 Arts Hall of Fame recipient.
    “I’m honored and excited to come back to University Liggett School for the Arts Hall of Fame,” Moulton said. “It was clear from day one that I wasgoing to be an artist and I never lost sight of that goal. My teachers at University Liggett School helped me to attain my goal, along with my parents, Amy Trevor Moulton and Conrad Moulton, whoworked so hard to send me there.”
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  • University Liggett School student Victoria Ortiz ’20 earns spot with national orchestra

    Junior Victoria Oritz will represent University Liggett School and perform with a national orchestra at a prestigious music festival in Indianapolis this winter. Ortiz will play violin with the National Honors Orchestra of America at the Music For All National Festival March 13-16 in Indianapolis, IN.
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  • February

    Join us for The Second-Goal Parent Workshop

    On Friday, March 1 at 6 p.m., University Liggett School and the Positive Coaching Alliance are teaming up to host The Second-Goal Parent: Developing Winners in Life through Sports workshop in the Tarik Commons.
    The Second-Goal Parent
    Date: Friday, March 1
    Time: 6 p.m., for drinks and appetizers
    Location: University Liggett School Tarik Commons
    The workshop focuses on teaching parents how to incorporate life lessons into the lives of their student-athletes, while letting coaches and student-athletes focus on competing. This workshop will provide tips and tools parents can use to help their children get the most from youth and high school sports.

    Register to attend today. 
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  • University Liggett School graduate to be featured on hit CBS TV show

    University Liggett School graduate Antonio Cipriano ’18 will star in an upcoming episode of the CBS hit “God Friended Me.”  In the episode, titled “Trouble with the Curve,” Cipriano plays Derek a star pitcher for a high school baseball team. He is deciding whether to pursue the minor leagues or go to college after high school. For his audition video for the show, Cipriano, who loves baseball almost as much as singing and acting, filmed himself pitching at the Boll Campus Center with Mickey Walkowiak ’19 as his catcher.

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  • University Liggett School Players present Guys and Dolls

    The University Liggett School Players will present four performances of the Broadway-classic, hit musical Guys and Dolls. Never before presented by University Liggett School, Guys and Dolls stars seniors Quinn Nehr as Sky Masterson, Geoffrey Elmer as Nathan Detroit, Mary Weiermiller as Miss Adelaide and sophomore Christina Jarad as Sarah Brown.

    Performances are 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28, 8 p.m. March 1, 7:30 p.m. March 2 and 2 p.m. March 3. The Sunday matinee performance will feature the rose ceremony – honoring seniors – before the performance begins.

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  • University Liggett School students connect with the school’s first African American graduate as part of Black History Month studies

    Fifty-three years ago a tall, lanky teenager from Detroit made history by being the first African American student to attend and then later graduate from Grosse Pointe University School (GPUS).

    On Monday, Feb. 4, Upper School students at University Liggett School had a chance to hear from this groundbreaking alumnus – who is now a pastor living and working in Alabama – as part of the school’s Black History Month studies.

    The Rev. Meredith Bernard Jackson ’69 GPUS didn’t intend to be a groundbreaker when he decided to attend Grosse Pointe University School in 1966.
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  • University Liggett School to host Coach Academy for metro Detroit youth sports coaches

    University Liggett School will host Coach Academy for metro Detroit youth sports coaches on March 2. The free seminar is presented in partnership with the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) and the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA).  The goal of Coach Academy is to help youth sports volunteers gain a better understanding of best practices in coaching strategies and tactics to provide athletes with a positive and engaging athletic experience.
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  • University Liggett School partners with the PEERS Foundation to prevent teen distracted driving

    University Liggett School is teaming up with a Michigan non-profit, to teach teens about the dangers of distracted driving. The PEERS Foundation will bring the Augmented Reality Distracted Driving Educational Simulator (ARDDES) to University Liggett School on February 20th.
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  • University Liggett School student honored by the Grosse Pointe Chamber of Commerce

    University Liggett School senior Spencer Lukas was honored by the Grosse Pointe Chamber of Commerce at the Pointer of Distinction awards ceremony in January. Lukas was honored with the Youth Achievement Award and a $1,000 scholarship. Elizabeth Jamett, director of college guidance at University Liggett School, nominated him.
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  • University Liggett School students honored by local DAR chapter

    The Daughters of the American Revolution recognized two University Liggett School students at the Louisa St. Clair Chapter’s Youth and Education Awards. Senior Kat Tolin received the chapter's DAR good citizen award. Junior Margaret Hartigan (not pictured) received the chapter's DAR Christopher Columbus essay contest. As the chapter's Outstanding Teacher of American History, Upper School History Teacher Chris Hemler spoke about history education at the ceremony.
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  • January

    Max Stossel visits University Liggett School

    To breathe, to feel anxious, to experience boredom, to let your mind wander, to have a conversation at the dinner table, to be at peace with yourself, ultimately to find balance with technology and not feel the need to reach for an electronic device hundreds of times a day – that was the message Max Stossel, Head of Education for the Center for Humane Technology brought to the University Liggett Community during a two-day visit at the school.
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  • John D. Evans ’62 GPUS named University Liggett School’s 2019 Distinguished Alumnus!

    C-SPAN co-founder, business executive and philanthropist John D. Evans ’62 GPUS will be honored as University Liggett School’s 2019 Distinguished Alumnus. Each year, University Liggett School selects one outstanding graduate to receive this award as part of the school’s Alumni Weekend festivities, which will be held on Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18.

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  • Latin American class will present historical projects at the Ewald Branch of the Grosse Pointe Public Library System

    University Liggett School's Latin American class will present original works based on students' understanding of the historical fiction novel “Malinche” during a special event from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24. The event will be held at the Ewald Branch of the Grosse Pointe Public Library System.

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  • Students take on the role of historians for World War I exhibit

    A semester of independent research on World War I will come to life on Thursday, Jan. 24, when students in Liggett’s 11th- and 12th-grade World War I class will host a public exhibition to demonstrate their understanding of the war.

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University Liggett School, a top Metro Detroit private, independent school, is located at 1045 Cook Road Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236 313-884-4444