Congratulations to the Hackley Girls’ Winter Track team for its resounding victory in the Ivy League Championship meet this season. The team scored 115 points, well ahead of second place Trinity (77 points). The boys’ team also made a strong third place finish behind Collegiate and Trinity. The following athletes earned All League recognition:
Congratulations to Demetra Y. (106), Elijah N. (170), and Fesseha M. (HWT) for placing in the top 4 at National Quaiifiers at Blair Academy. They will be competing at National Preps February 27 & 28 Lehigh University. Go Hack!
Izzy A. '17 and Delia T. '18 both placed in the top five in the Poetry Out Loud Mid-Hudson Regionals and made it to the third round of the evening's competition. After the third round, Izzy was named regional champion for the second year in a row! She will compete at the state finals in Syracuse on Tuesday, March 9 at 1 pm.
Congratulations to Sophia B. ’15 who emerged as a finalist in a field of 20 competing at the New York Public Library in the semi-final round of the Branch competition of the English Speaking Union (ESU) National Shakespeare Competition.
Emmy Award winning actor Peter Strauss ’65 visited Hackley on Thursday, November 20th serving as a guest instructor for the School’s Public Speaking and All Things Theatrical classes. Peter also met with our Beginning to Advanced Drama students in King Chapel, focusing on presentation skills in general.
On Saturday, November 15th, Hackley hosted its fourth MS debate tournament and the first event of the 2014-2015 debate year. Ten schools, mostly from New York City, came out for the event and featured 37 parliamentary teams of three debaters apiece, for a total of more than 110 MS debaters. Three Success Academy schools from Harlem as well as the Dalton School, Nightingale-Bamford, and Hunter College High School competed during the day.
On Monday, October 20, Hackley was thrilled to welcome Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard, as our W.E.B. DuBois Institute lecturer, part of an annual lecture series devoted to the fields of African or African American cultural identity made possible through our enriching partnership with Harvard University’s W.E.B. DuBois Research Institute.