Double Olympic Gold Medalist Leads Lincoln Swim Camp!

It was an absolute pleasure and privilege hosting double Olympic gold medalist, Penny Heyns, at Lincoln School last week. It was a fantastic learning experience for our swimmers and coaches. Each day, Penny Heyns would focus on one of the four competitive stokes, before leading an intense training session for our swimmers. While this was appreciated greatly, of arguably even more significance were the quality of her sports psychology classroom sessions that focused on mental toughness and many of the character traits that help us to become successful in life. Thank you, Penny Heyns, for sharing your expertise with our students and staff!

Snow Leopard Swimmers Do More Than Front Crawl at Fun Meet!

The Elementary and Middle Schools came together last Friday, May 24, to participate in a Fun Finale Swim Meet that also included neighbors, Nisarga Batika School. Almost 50 young Snow Leopard swimmers ranging from Grade 1 to Grade 8 showcased their skill development in the four competitive strokes. A special thanks to all the parents who came out to support their children, as well as to our PE and Aquatics teams for their efforts. Congratulations to all participants!

 

Seniors Host Graduation Dinner

On Thursday, May 23, the Class of 2019 hosted a memorable Graduation Dinner that included family, close friends and Lincoln School faculty and staff. While the event was hosted by long-time Lincoln students, Prakriti and Vishesh, each graduating senior had an opportunity to deliver a speech to the almost 200 people present highlighting their time both at Lincoln and in Nepal, as well as thanking all the influential individuals who have been a part of their lives. The speeches were quality, the food delicious, and a wonderful evening was had by all. Congratulations to the Class of 2019 and their proud families!

Class of 2019 Graduation Walk!

The Class of 2019 walked Lincoln School’s campus for their final time as Seniors last Friday. The students’ parents, fellow Snow Leopard students, faculty, staff, custodians, guards and drivers came out in droves to cheer on the graduates. Students and staff lined the hallways showering the Seniors with glitter and confetti, congratulating them on their accomplishments before the Class of 2019 did one final dance in “Lincoln’s Got Talent” with their P1/G1 buddies! What a Walk, Class of 2019!

 

 

Congratulations, Class of 2019!

On Saturday, May 25, the Class of 2019 graced the stage for their final time as Lincoln School Seniors. These students have been wonderful ambassadors for the school in the areas of academics, arts, athletics and service, exemplifying the school’s core values each step of the way. The students’ families, friends and Lincoln School staff were beaming with pride during the commencement ceremony. Congratulations, Class of 2019!

Snow Leopards Represent at Lincoln Hosted Youth Football Tournament!

Eight teams from around the Kathmandu Valley, including two representing the Snow Leopards, participated in a Lincoln School organized and hosted 14&U, 8-a-side, Football tournament on Saturday, May 18. The level of skill, sportsmanship and teamwork on display was evident in all teams with local club team, SWSCFA, finishing as tournament champions. Congratulations to all involved!

Lincoln Alumni Gathering at 1905!

1905 Suites & Restaurant was the venue for a high-class Lincoln reunion on Saturday, May 18, as Snow Leopards young and younger reminisced about days of yore and made plans to stay connected in the future. We had over 70 Lincoln School Alumni in attendance and we continue to plan for more gatherings to help both current and former Lincoln School students stay engaged and connected in our community. If you are a Lincoln alum who would like to get in touch, please contact Luke at ldavis@lsnepal.com.

 

 

Third Grade Pitches to the Panel!

On Wednesday, May 8th, five brave 3rd graders graced the stage with poise and eloquence, as they “pitched” some of their persuasive arguments to a panel of judges and audience members. The standard of public speaking on show was terrific, with the students exhibiting a confidence that belied their years. The topics presented ranged from cleaning Nepal’s rivers and water conservation in general, to trying diverse cuisines, bringing more mathematics to school, and different ideas for indoor recess. A special thanks to Mrs. Rachel Hull and Mrs. Meenakshi Rana for guiding the students’ learning and a big congratulations to our young speakers!

Snow Leopards Reach Basketball Finals for 3rd Time in 4 Years!

MUMBAI, India. — For seven of the twelve players that traveled for SAISA Boys’ Basketball, it was our last SAISA experience. Mateus, Sheshank, Dane, Eskil, Ishan, Avinash and Avi have been on this team for more than three years and not only have we grown as basketball players, but also as teammates, friends and brothers.

Although we had a very short season and Coach S. Davis was away on paternity leave, we were able to keep our focus, intensity and improve everyday. We were lucky to be able to train with a local club team, the Himalayan Hounds, every Monday and Tuesday to play at a higher level, preparing us for the SAISA tournament.

This SAISA Boys’ Basketball tournament was action-packed, filled with many learning opportunities for the team. The first tournament day was a tough one for the Lincoln School boys. The team ended up playing two of the favorites to win the tournament and ended up losing both games on that first day. While disheartening, the coaches told the boys to keep their heads up and not to give up.

The boys had something to prove the second day and came out strong (even with a slow start) with a win against the OSC Geckos. The brought them into the quarter-finals with a match-up against TAISM. The boys played TAISM with great energy and a high press that was simply too much for the opposition.

Encouraged by their win, the boys went on to the semi-finals to play the Chennai Raptors for a second time. Having previously lost to the Raptors, the boys were itching to face them again. The Snow Leopards took Chennai by storm with high energy plays and intensity, shocking the competition. The Snow Leopards now found themselves in a SAISA Boys’ Basketball final for the third time in four years.

Our motto, “Big Heart and Strong Mind,” led us to the SAISA finals. Although we didn’t have the best first day, each and every game we improved, picking up the tempo and leaving teams shocked with our high intensity basketball. Beating a home court team like Bombay is always tough, but all of the boys showed incredible heart and put up an amazing fight. Overall, the SAISA Boys’ Basketball team truly showed their Lincoln Snow Leopard spirit in this epic SAISA boys basketball tournament.

SAISA Boys Basketball Seniors

Lincoln Track & Field Team Sizzles in the Heat of Chennai!

CHENNAI, India. — This year, Lincoln’s SAISA Track and Field team flew to the American International School of Chennai with a team of 20 athletes. We had a challenging, short season but nonetheless, our team was ready and motivated to compete. We were both mentally and physically ready for the competition (and the heat!), which helped to challenge us and push our limits. During the meet, we engaged with athletes from other schools, as well as bonded with our own team. At the end of three hard, but fun days, every athlete on our team had broken at least two personal records, and multiple students returned with a medal. We (the athletes) and the coaches were very proud of our efforts and performances.

During our last day in Chennai, the team enjoyed some downtime in a local mall, where we watched Captain Marvel, as well spending some time as a team at the beach and in the pool. We followed that up with a well-deserved pizza party to replenish our glucose levels and rounded off our rest day with some card games and bonding time. The whole trip was a really rewarding experience for both the athletes and the coaches and we look forward to challenging ourselves even further next year.
Go Snow Leopards!