Smart News on the East Side

The news from East Side Schools for January 2017


Brown Senior and 2016 Graduate Awarded Marshall Scholarships
David Elitzer ‘17 and Evan Silver ‘16 have been named recipients of the 2017 Marshall Scholarship, which provides all expenses for two years of graduate study at any university in the United Kingdom. Elitzer, whose work concentrates on archaeology and ancient Mesopotamia, has worked over the past year with ASOR Cultural Heritage Initiatives, contributing to weekly reports on the damage and destruction of sites in Syria and Iraq. He plans to pursue two master’s degrees and says, “I am interested in the preservation of cultural heritage, but I am even more interested in how cultural heritage directly affects people’s lives.”

Silver is currently living in Bali, Indonesia on a Luce Scholarship, studying traditional masked dance, shadow puppetry and gamelan music. He plans to pursue his master’s degree in advanced theatre practice at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London. He calls the Marshall Scholarship “an unmissable opportunity to support my graduate education and continued development as an artist.” They join the 46 other Brown students who have been awarded Marshall Scholarships since their inception in 1953.

RIDE to Survey Students, Staff and Families
The Rhode Island Department of Education has announced a partnership with Panorama Education, a Boston-based education technology company, to plan, administer and collect feedback data through SurveyWorks. More details about survey administration and participation will be released in the next few weeks. In the meantime, learn more about Panorama and its platform at

Wheeler/Juanita Sanchez/PCD Co-Op Football Team Makes History

After moving up to RIIL’s Division III this year, the co-operative football team made up of students from Wheeler School, Juanita Sanchez High School and Providence Country Day School made the finals. This is the first time since the team began in 2010 that it has made it to the RIIL Division III Championship held on December 4 against Burrillville. Coach Steve Nadeau, who took over management of the team last year, led the team to an undefeated regular season. The team lost in the championship game 7-6.