Six Palmer Trinity Students Attended Round Square Global Conference In South Africa


Palmer Trinity School (PTS) students Helena Evans, Hope Franklin, Isabella Gomez, Christopher Hudson, Brooke Kleber, and Nicolas Rey recently traveled to Cape Town, South Africa as delegates of the Round Square Global Conference “Unite to Ignite the Fire Within.” The conference’s objective was to encourage young delegates from around the world to embrace diversity and ignite global change.

PTS students were hosted by families of students attending St. George’s Grammar School in Cape Town.

In addition to attending the conference, representatives of Palmer Trinity accepted a full global membership flag on behalf of the School. A King Constantine Medal will soon be awarded at Palmer Trinity’s next Upper School Awards Night to the student who most embodies the Round Square IDEALS of learning — Internationalism, Democracy, Environmentalism, Adventure, Leadership and Service.

Round Square Global Conferences bring together more than 1,000 students from 40 countries for an exchange of cultures and views as well as in-depth discussions on a wide range of topics.

Palmer Trinity is one of 11 global school members of Round Square in the United States.

About Palmer Trinity School:

Palmer Trinity School—a coeducational, Episcopal day school—is dedicated to promoting academic excellence that integrates knowledge, compassion, global citizenship, and social responsibility. Providing a supportive environment, Palmer Trinity School serves students from a broad range of socio-economic, ethnic, and religious backgrounds in grades 6-12. For more information about the school, visit To follow Palmer Trinity School on Facebook, click here.

About Round Square:

Round Squareis a not-for-profit network of schools in 40 countries on five continents that share a passion for experiential learning built around sixIDEALSof learning: Internationalism, Democracy, Environmentalism, Adventure, Leadership and Service.

Round Square Students are encouraged to discover and develop their own capabilities through a range of experiences, activities, collaborative projects and challenges, both within and outside the curriculum, including social service projects, exchanges and conference participation.

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