Congratulations to three Hackley students selected to participate in the NYSSMA All State Conference. Rohun Rajpal (violin) and Benjamin Sussswein (viola) will perform with the Symphony Orchestra, and William Zhou (violin) will perform with the String Orchestra December 1-4 in Rochester, NYU.
This summer, we learned that 12 Hackley athletes earned All Journal News recognition in a total of 16 different spring 2016 events/team sports. Among these is Anthony Roderick '16, who was a 1st Team All Journal News Selection in five separate track events, an outstanding accomplishment. Read on for details on all the honors -- congratulations to our athletes!
Construction crews have been hard at work on the new Center for Health and Wellness, which, as we announced in Hackley Review earlier this summer, has been named in honor of Walter Johnson and his 21 years of leadership.
Since beginning work in the spring, crews have completed removal of trees and stumps on the site and have installed new storm water management retention areas. Excess top soil and loose rock has been removed and processed into suitable building material. We are nearing the half way point in the rock removal process and have commenced installation of utility lines.
We are very excited about the new Hudson Scholars program, which this summer launched a two week pilot under the leadership of Upper School history teacher and dean, David Sykes, with the support of a great group of Hackley teachers and Upper School students. Hudson Scholars provided two weeks of enrichment programming for academically promising students from the local community who qualify for free or reduced lunch. The program comprised engaging, challenging, meaningful and fun courses in English, Math, Science, Drama and physical education while emphasizing leadership skills and values such as hard work, integrity and community.
Congratulations to senior debate co-captains Karina Franke ('16) and Neil Suri ('16) for advancing to semifinals at the Memorial Day Weekend Grand National Tournament! The annual event, which is sponsored by the National Catholic Forensics League (NCFL) and attended by qualifying teams from every corner of the country, was held in Sacramento this year. Read on for 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.
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.