Fletcher Levin '18, a Chinese language student since 6th grade, has been selected to serve as a Student Ambassador for US-China Strong during the 2016 – 2017 school year, representing the organization launched by President Obama’s 100,000 Strong Initiative to help encourage young Americans to pursue China-related studies or careers.
On January 19, Daryl Homer, the 2016 Individual Olympic Silver Medalist in men's sabre and the first American in 112 years to win an individual sabre silver medal at the Olympic Games, spoke to Hackley fencers.
This year, Hackley combined the annual Wendt and Szabo Lectures into a single meaningful program with a powerful, thought-provoking interactive exploration of “Climate Change: Science, Simulation and Policy,” which both challenged our community and honored a legacy of great teaching.
On Tuesday January 10th, Martha Beirut '11 came back to the Hilltop to visit Upper School biology and Advanced Forest Ecology Research classes and discuss her path to becoming a research biologist in West Africa.
On January 11, Hackley Girls' Squash had a great win over visiting Sacred Heart. The boys team beat perennial power Packer Collegiate who boasts the number one player in the country. Congratulations to both teams!!
This past weekend Hackley Wrestlers started the season strong with excellent performances all around. Coach Stanek expressed his pride after the positive start saying “I am very proud of the way we wrestled.” The team went 3-1 on the weekend with wins over Salesian, Stony Brook, and Hastings. Even more impressive, Hackley won 16 and lost 4 of the actual bouts wrestled.
Taking advantage of the great opportunity at Hackley for collaboration between academic disciplines and across divisions, the Middle School Chinese program and the Lower School Spanish program are coming together to share the learning experience.
On the morning of Sunday, January 8th, a group of 10 students, along with Mrs. Louros and four parent volunteers, volunteered at the Food Bank of Westchester in Elmsford. The students packaged hundreds of bags of produce for the Senior Citizen Grocery Program throughout the county.