Hackley Track & Field competed at the Mountie Madness track meet at McConnell Stadium in Suffern on April 21. Senior Anthony Roderick put in one of the best performances in the long jump, setting a new school mark of 23’ 7.5”, surpassing the previous record (23' 4") set in 1964 by Mike Thomas ’65. Read on for more details.
On April 18, Ms. Mwakitawa, the Lower School Diversity Committee, and many parent volunteers led our bi-annual Trip Around the World. The children went through security and then went upstairs to the airport, where they awaited flight announcements. Fortunately, it was a beautiful day, so all flights were on time and there was very little turbulence (although they did keep their seatbelts fastened when in their seats). Read on for details.
On April 16th, 2016 The MS Debate team finished up the 2016 season with a remarkable performance in the MSPDP Northeast Regional Championship Tournament, held at the Stone Bridge Middle School in Allentown, New Jersey. The event included over 40 schools and 90 individual teams from the New York Debate League, the Garden State Debate League, the Jersey Shore Debate League, and the Capital Debate League in the Washington, D.C. area.
On April 13, Sammy Mueller '16 scored her 200th goal in Hackley lacrosse. A week earlier, she had her 100th assist, making the first HGVL player to achieve both these landmarks. The Journal News named Sammy “Beast of the Week” on April 12 in recognition of her accomplishments. Click the headline for more.
We are pleased to announce that Diane Remenar, Jared Fishman, and Keshena Richardson will be the new recipients of three faculty chairs, effective July 1, 2016. Recipients are nominated for this recognition by fellow faculty, who submit eloquent nominations on behalf of their colleagues. The Division Heads, Headmaster and Assistant Headmasters then read and vote on the submissions. Read on for details.
Three Hackley Upper School students have earned Silver Medals in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards of 2016. Ninth grader Grant Albright has been recognized in the Poetry cateory, fellow ninth grader Matt Fisch for a Critical Essay, and tenth grader Christina Wang in the Short Story category. This year, nearly 320,000 works of art and writing were submitted to the Scholastic Awards. Only the top 1% were recognized at the national level. Our congratulations to Grant, Matt, and Christina!