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Campus By Anthony DeRosa: Twenty-nine high school students projected their voices and spirits through rhyme and verse in the Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest’s Mid Hudson Regional Competition on Thursday, Feb. 6 in the Coykendall Science Building auditorium.

Are We in Midst of a Sleepy Hollow-Tarrytown Food Revolution? Posted by Krista Madsen: ... At Tarrytown's private Hackley School, they’ve partnered with FarmersWeb to bring locally sourced food to their students.

Bigger, Better and Sustainable Too: Goodhue Memorial Hall at the Hackley School
Traditional Building by Annabel Hsin: On the evening of August 4th, 2007, lightning struck the roof of Goodhue Memorial Hall, one of the first structures built on the historic quad of the 280-acre Hackley School in Tarrytown, NY. The 1903 Neoclassical stone building was originally designed by Wheelwright & Haven, architects of the Boston Opera House. Throughout the night, the ensuing fire from the lightning had burned the entire wood interior of the centerpiece and its two flanking wings, which housed technology labs, classrooms, offices and the award-winning Kaskel library. The roof, upper level mezzanines, first floor and the ashes of all the books collapsed into the basement. Only the masonry shell of the building was left standing.

Q&A with Walter C. Johnson, Headmaster of Hackley School
Conversation Corner: Written by Dorothy Conigliaro -- Walter C. Johnson was appointed Headmaster of Hackley School in 1995, after serving as Upper School Director at the American School in London and Collegiate School in Manhattan. A native of Westchester, he attended Amherst College, graduating Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude in English. He received an M.A. in English from the University of Pennsylvania and was a Klingenstein Fellow at Teachers College, Columbia University, where he received an M.A. in Educational Administration.

Hackley senior Daniel Ian Hoffman named Presidential Scholar Daniel Ian Hoffman of Chappaqua, a student at the Hackley School in Tarrytown, has been named one of 141 Presidential Scholars -- a high honor for high school seniors. School Assignment Sparks 'Novel' Idea
BY ELIZABETH LABAN '85: About 25 years ago, on a cold January day not too different from today, I handed my completed Tragedy Paper to my high school senior English teacher Mr. Arthur Naething. It was the longest, hardest research paper I had ever completed—we had all been dreading and fretting over it since September. And now it was done—twenty-nine typed pages, plus a seven-page bibliography. (Read the rest of the story here.)

(Photo by Annie McAndrew: Elizabeth '85 in front of the Arthur Naething painting hanging in the lounge area of Goodhue Memorial taken during her visit to Hackley on February 5, 2013.) Inspiration for Monet, a big payoff for Hackley
Written by Greg Shillinglaw — Claude Monet’s devotion to painting scenes of his beloved water garden in France is paying off more than a century later for a Westchester County school he likely never heard of.

By Krista Madsen -- The Christie's auction of a Monet Water Lilies painting is expected to fetch $30 to $50 million, and all the proceeds will come to Tarrytown's not-for-profit Hackley School.

Hackley School is being honored for the restoration of Goodhue Memorial Hall following the devastating fire in 2007.

In June Hackley School graduated the 90 members of the Class of 2012 with friends, family and faculty in attendance. The Reverend Doctor Konrad Ryushin Marchaj, Abbot, The Zen Mountain Monastery, Mount Tremper, New York, offered the invocation and benediction. Hackley Field to be Named for Yorktown Educator Ron DelMoro
Hackley School in Tarrytown will host a dedication ceremony for its new baseball facility in memory of Ron DelMoro, a longtime and popular Yorktown resident and educator who passed away in August 2009 at 61.

INSIGHT: Collaboration and Compromise: A Misunderstood Aspect of the Design Process
By Peter Gisolfi, AIA, ASLA, LEED AP: True collaboration is a symbiosis between the architect's design ideas, a project's setting, and the intentions of its users.

This Old Library
By Peter Gisolfi, American Libraries Magazine -- Strategies for reducing energy consumption. ...The main reading room of the library in the Goodhue building, a 2010 reconstruction of a 1903 structure on the Hackley School campus in Tarrytown, New York. The 16,000-square-foot building, expected to be certified LEED Gold, is heated and cooled by a closed-loop geothermal system, among other sustainable improvements that significantly increase energy efficiency. (Photo by Robert Mintzes.)
Athletics By Dan DeFrancesco, TJN: Hackley girls lacrosse remains undefeated with win over Holy Child. The Hornets are 39-2 over the past three seasons.

Con Ed Award: Hackley's Ally Mueller By Mike Zacchio, TJN: The six-time state champion is aiming for No. 7 with her lacrosse team. When Ally Mueller takes to the lacrosse field this season, if her intro music isn't the DJ Khaled anthem, "All I Do Is Win," it certainly should be. The good news about having so many competitive teams in Westchester/Putnam is that games are often closer and the playoff fields have been much more even compared to past years. The bad news is, it makes choosing a Coach of the Year that much tougher.

Hackley rolls to NYSAIS crown, 61-49 By Debbie Schechter, TJN: The Hackley girls basketball team defeated Staten Island Academy 61-49 Sunday afternoon at Fieldston to win the NYSAIS championship. By Vincent Mercogliano: Hackley senior Xavier Carmona closed out his high school career by going 3-2 at the National Prep Tournament at Lehigh University this weekend, missing out on making All-American by just one match. Two of the New Rochelle resident’s three wins came via pin, as he finished his career third on Hackley’s all-time wins list with 103. By Vincent Mercogliano: Two Hackley wrestlers won New York Private School State Championships on Saturday at Long Island Lutheran, with senior Xavier Carmona (195) claiming his second in a row and sophomore Elijah Ngbokoli (160) winning his first. Both won their finals matches via pin. By Joe Jenkins: TARRYTOWN, N.Y. -- Two wrestlers from the Hackley School in Tarrytown took home state championship honors at the New York Private School State Tournament recently.

Signing day brings plenty of glee for local athletes Written by Vincent Z. Mercogliano: Many area athletes commit to colleges, universities to play sports.

MSG by Jordan Griffith

Hackley finally KOs Mann Germankos key to ending long drought It so easily could have been another loss to Horace Mann. Another heartbreaker.Instead, the host Hackley wrestling team, ignited by Elias Germankos’ remarkable come-from-behind win, defeated the Lions 48-27 on Thursday to end a 16-year losing streak against them.

Mustafaa D. '14 was named New York's 1st team All State and Joe M. '14 was named Honorable Mention All State. By Vincent Mercogliano: After taking third at the Ivy League Championships last season, Hackley is looking for even bigger things in 2013-14. The Hornets bring back the majority of their starting lineup—including defending private school state champ Xavier Carmona—which gives coach Fran Stanek an experienced group to work with. Hackley has added four tournaments in which it will compete against some Section 1 competition to its schedule this year, which will give us a chance to see how they stack up against some local public schools. Written by Sharieka Breeden: Soccer is a major part of Zach Morant’s life. So when the Hackley senior pulled his groin about six games into the season and recovered only to sprain his ankle midway through the season, he did everything in his power to return to the sport he loves. “I was really eager to get back because my team had a shot to win a league title,” Morant said. Week 8 Top 10 rankings: High-scoring Ketcham soars to No. 1
By Josh Thomson: Just two unbeaten teams remain in Section 1: Rye in Class A and Rye Neck in Class C. The only other unbeaten in the coverage area is Hackley. To say that has complicated the rankings would be an understatement. (Team Photo by Sandra O'Keefe, Hackley School.)

( -- The Lower Hudson Valley's best returning high school football players chosen by Journal News/ sports writer Josh Thomson.

( -- The Lower Hudson Valley's best returning high school football players chosen by Journal News/ sports writer Josh Thomson.

By Josh Thomson, TARRYTOWN — When Mustafaa Dais lined up to run the 40-yard dash at UConn this spring, he wasn’t exactly sure what to do. So the Hackley senior quickly fell back on his experience as a sprinter, employing the same mechanics that made him one of the best in the state.

The Hudson Independent: Hackley School had an historic sports day last month when they brought home four New York State Association of Independent School titles. Both Girls’ and Boys’ Lacrosse won the championships for the second year in a row, and Boys’ Track and Field and Girls’ Track and Field also won NYSAIS (New York State Association of Independent Schools) titles.

Scherl overcomes bone condition to become college player
Ridgefield Press: By Griffin Carroll: Ridgefielder Robert Scherl will play college baseball at the University of Chicago. Scherl has undergone four surgeries for a childhood bone condition. Scherl, a Ridgefield resident, has been playing varsity baseball for The HackleySchool in Tarrytown, N.Y. for the last three years and will graduate in June.

Con Ed scholarships: Hackley's Dom Alpuche nets top prize Written by Mark Alan Teirstein: RYE BROOK -- Dominique Alpuche walked off the stage with the top prize, the $10,000 Irwin “Red” Klein Scholarship, at the Con Edison Scholar-Athlete program’s end of the year awards banquet at the Westchester Hilton Wednesday.

Exclusive weekly rankings by the New York State Sportswriters Association ranks Hackley 11th in Class B., by Brian Heyman: Mustafaa Dais burst across the finish line first, 100 meters from where his journey began on the blue track. The Hackley star’s eyes were fixed on the Icahn Stadium scoreboard in front of him. And a satisfied smile creased his face., by Nancy Haggerty: The third time, as the saying goes, is the charm. And sometimes sayings, as hackneyed as they might be, are spot on. The No. 1 seeded Hackley boys lacrosse team avenged two earlier overtime losses to New York City’s Trinity School Wednesday, defeating the No. 2 Tigers 14-8 at Manhattanville College to capture the New York State Association of Independent Schools state championship for the second straight year., by Dan DeFrancesco: Hackley’s Dom Alpuche will graduate on June 8, along with eight of her girls lacrosse teammates. Two weeks before they don a cap and gown, the seniors had a different kind of graduation. This one came in the form of a 15-13 win over Long Island Lutheran in the New York State Association of Independent Schools championship game Wednesday at Manhattanville College, the Hornets’ second straight state title., by Dan DeFrancesco: Here are the final seconds of Hackley’s 15-13 win over Long Island Lutheran to win its second straight NYSAIS title.

By Tom Renner, Tarrytown, N.Y. – Dominique Alpuche and her Hackley School girls lacrosse teammates are intent on repeating as state champions in the New York State Association of Independent Schools. The senior from Chappaqua has done her part in helping the Hornets take a big step toward that goal.

Written by Jermaine Dennis, Hackley senior Dominique Alpuche is confident the girls lacrosse team can repeat as NYSAIS state champion.The Hornets are off to a 6-0 start through Friday’s games. Alpuche, this week’s winner of the Con Edison Athlete of the Week award, had 23 goals, including a five-goal performance against Fieldston in a 16-13 win. Hackley, Rye Country Day making dynasties
By Phil Terrigno: The Hackley and Rye Country Day girls basketball teams once again played to the high standard for which they have become accustomed. The teams have combined to win four of the past five NYSAIS state titles. The Wildcats captured the crowns in 2009 and 2010 and Hackley has claimed the last two.

The junior from Pomona won at the Stanner Games (personal-best 22-31/2), three Ivy League regular-season meets, the Ivy championships, the Westchester meet and the NYSAISAA Federation qualifier before finishing 14th in the Federation. Dais also claimed the Ivy crown in the triple jump, took second in the county (school-record 45-10), won at the qualifier and placed 20th in the Federation, plus was the Ivy champ in the high jump and the county runner-up.

Hackley's Shelagh Amann resigns after five state titles
Written by Phil Terrigno at After five state titles in 10 seasons as Hackley’s varsity girls basketball coach, Shelagh Amann has resigned. “I got the opportunity to coach some amazing young ladies,” said Amann, whose Hornets recently won their second straight independent schools state title. “I got to know some great families. It’s a bittersweet ending. Sometimes you have to recognize your time is up.”

Hackley's Mustafaa Dais swept all three jumping events in the Ivy League Track and Field Championships at The Armory Wednesday. The junior from Pomona won the triple jump at 43 feet, 6 1/2 inches, the high jump at 6 feet and the long jump at 20-7 1/2.

Mariano Rivera gets early starts on whiffs
If you haven’t otherwise already heard about it, Mariano Rivera visited Hackley to shoot a commercial on our DelMoro Field. This came about through Hal Kestenbaum ’00 who is affiliated with the commercial and who was in touch with Hackley's very own Steve Frolo (his former baseball coach). Steve ultimately put Hal in touch with Edward Mills, our Auxiliary Programs Director, who worked out the details. The link includes the actual commercial and a brief “making of the video” presentation that mentions Hackley and features the tribute plaque to late Lower School Director Ron DelMoro. You can also catch a glimpse of Steve warming up Mariano, which will forever be a part of Hackley folklore!

For the first time in Hackley School history, the coed varsity swimming team swept all of the titles in the Ivy League: Boys’ Ivy League Champions, Girls’ Ivy League Champions, and Ivy League Champions.

MSG Varsity: Hackley grinds out win over Poly Prep
Jordan Griffith, MSG Varsity: It wasn’t the best performance and it certainly wasn’t pretty. As the old saying goes, however, a win is a win. And now Hackley is one step closer to another Ivy League title.

C Stefanie Frolo and F Alli Coppola talk about the win over Poly Prep and expectations for the remainder of the season. 2012 All-HV/WE football team
Coach Phil Treglia wins Hudson Valley Coach of the Year. Hackley football story starts at minute seven.