On the eve of Thanksgiving break 2021, the Independent Science Research Program students were excited and grateful to welcome back former ISRP graduate Anna Sellon ’19 as a guest speaker. During her visit, Anna described her research and experiences working in two different labs.
The start of the fall 2021 season began on August 23 with over 200 students coming to the Hilltop to take part in their first preseason in over twenty months. The optimism for the new season was prevalent, and the Hackley Hornets were ready to play. At the end of the season, there were two Team League Champions (Tennis and Field Hockey), an Individual League Champion (Girls' Cross Country), as well as numerous personal records, and a finalist team in the NYSAIS Championships (Boys’ Soccer).
Hackley senior Marie Wurtz ’22 is a finalist for the National Young Arts Foundation Competition. Marie made it to the national juried competition out of approximately 7,000 applicants. She will perform in a week-long virtual festival in January 2022. During that week Marie will perform in masterclasses, and participate in musical collaborations with a focus on contemporary music and bringing artists together across disciplines.
New on Hackley Perspectives: The Color of Nature: Tree Blindness Prevention. In this month's blog post, Tessa Johnson, Upper School Biology teacher, writes about her connection to nature, the lessons learned in the Advanced Forest Ecology Research course, and the impact of outdoor exploration on our overall wellness. “Until you know how to look, everything around you just looks green.” Read the blog.