10 NuevaDigestCommunityNews Nueva Varsity Basketball AlmaHeights 72

The February break was no vacation for the Mavericks boys' basketball team, who battled it out on the court during an impressive playoff run. After defeating Summit Shasta 47–43 in exciting CCS second-round play, the team lost in the quarterfinal game by 1 point in overtime to the number one seed St. Francis, who were the defending CCS Division V champions.

11 NuevaDigestCommunityNews Clubs

In the spirit of inclusivity and connectedness, several new clubs are starting up across disciplines and thematic areas at the upper school to provide a place for shared interests and dialogue. This semester, the new clubs include creative writing, chemistry, and masculinity.

 Kinder Gift 2 2On Saturday, March 24, Nueva’s Annual Benefit Auction will return to Hillsborough for an evening of fun, fundraising, and community-building. This year the theme is “Beyond the Yellow Brick Road,” and volunteers are creating a beautiful, celebratory event.

10 MLK Assemmbly and Panel Hero 14 MLK Assemmbly and Panel IMG 0153Throughout February, Nueva celebrated Black History Month with a series of special assemblies, performances, and discussions focused on the rich contributions of African-Americans in our community and beyond.

The theme of our Black History Month celebration in Hillsborough has been The Radiant Child — inspired by a children's book about Jean-Michel Basquiat, one of the best-known African-American contemporary artists, who discovered his extraordinary talent for painting as a youth.

At a special assembly on Friday, February 9, we celebrated radiance in our Nueva community. Students learned about the childhoods of notable African-Americans and their early journeys to identify their own talents, and their academic and creative passions.

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In these uncertain times, Nueva students are the tides of change, leading the next generation to be kinder than the one before. On Monday, February 5, dozens of lower school students raised their colorful, handmade signs in a Kindness March to spread love and compassion around Nueva.

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