Today at Hackley, our Hudson Scholar student mentors -- current Hackley students and young alumni --are leading activities relating to activities and endeavors that they personally love, introducing the Hudson Scholars to a wide range of passions -- from music and math puzzles to slime making, ice cream making, and potato gun launching. The fun wraps up with an ice cream social for scholars and their families tonight! Check out Hackley mentors performing a bit of beauty for the Hudson Scholars in Allen Memorial Hall.
Hackley School's Johnson Center for Health and Wellness has been chosen by the Engineering News-Record (ENR) New York as the Best K-12 Education Project in New York this year. Every year, ENR New York assembles an independent group of judges to review, score and determine final winners from the states of New Jersey and New York. They review each entry on their own, scoring them on various criteria, and then meet to discuss which projects impressed them the most. Judges may select honorees for both Best Project and Award of Merit. Read about the judging here.
On June 5, Hackley Upper School students partnered with students from Sleepy Hollow High School to present a "Civics 101" lesson to members of the local Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow community. Their goal: encourage higher voter turn out and help people distinguish "fake news" from real issues. Read about it in The Hudson Independent.
LiliAnna Khosrowshahi ’18 and Leah Holmes ’20, members of Hackley's Girls Varsity Lacrosse team, were recently named All Americans in Girls Lacrosse. Congratulations to both athletes, and to their coach, Jenny Leffler -- this is the first time two of Coach Leffler's players have been named All American in the same year!
Over ten years ago, Hackley established partnerships with two schools in Rwanda -- fellow Round Square member Green Hills Academy in Kigali, and the rural Duha Complex School, a school with 3800 students in nursery through grade 12 where access to books is deeply compromised. This year, the Lower School raised $1840 in its Read-a-thon to donate to the Rwanda Education Assistance Project (REAP) to support efforts at Duha.