This year's Benjamin Cooper Memorial Lecture features a conversation with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
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The Benjamin Cooper Memorial Lecture is for the GDS community only: GDS parents, students 12 and older, alumni, parents of alumni, grandparents, and faculty/staff. Seating at the lecture is on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the event begins promptly at 7:30 p.m.
We have had an overwhelming response to this event. On the night of the event, please plan on using public transportation, rideshare, or carpool, as parking will be at a premium.
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The Benjamin Cooper Lecture was established in memory of Ben Cooper by his close friends David Goldberg ’98, Jennifer Miller ’98, Megan Palmer ’97, Jacob Remes ’98, Dan Sharfman ’97, and Jessica Wolland ’97. Ben, a rising senior at Georgetown Day School, was killed in a tragic accident on August 12, 1997. The Lecture Fund, endowed by the Cooper-Areen family, enables GDS to bring a renowned guest lecturer to the school each year to stimulate the kind of dialogue in which Ben loved to participate.
Georgetown Day School is a coed, preK-12, non-sectarian private school in Washington, DC with small class sizes and a diverse school community. Our comprehensive, innovative curriculum includes hands-on learning, honors and AP classes, as well as advanced-level math and STEM courses. An education is not just college prep and SAT scores. GDS teachers focus on providing the best education for each child, from elementary grades through high school. The school performing arts program includes theater, dance, and music. The athletics program offers competitive sports for student athletes, including cross-country, track, soccer, lacrosse, and crew/rowing. With our strong commitment to financial aid, an independent school tuition is affordable.