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|Hackley Moot Court Team Wins Best Written Brief|
Congratulations Karina F. and George W. for their leadership in preparing for Moot Court, with Seth T. and Chris T. contributing. All four faced tough questions from real judge panels of the Greenburgh Town Court, through several rounds of competition at Pace University Law School's Judicial Institute. Hackley took home the plaque for Best Written Brief! Special thanks to Jennifer Bonanno, lawyer-coach, for preparing our teams so well.
|Allison Pataki ’03 Discussed Her New Book The Traitor’s Wife|
The Hackley Alumni Association and the Hackley Parents' Association held a book reading, reception, and book signing for New York Times bestselling author and Hackley alumna Allison Pataki ’03 on Monday, April 7th. Allison discussed her new book The Traitor’s Wife, a riveting historical novel set in the Hudson Valley about Peggy Shippen Arnold, the wife of Benedict Arnold and mastermind behind America’s most infamous act of treason.
|Code.org Founder Hadi Partovi '90 Visits Hackley|
On Friday, April 4, Hackley graduate Hadi Partovi '90 offered two presentations, one to our Middle School and the second to our Upper School. Hadi and his twin brother Ali co-founded the non-profit group Code.org. This organization has become a leading and influential national voice working to raise our nation’s collective awareness of the need for our youth to be prepared with the foundational technical knowledge required to meet a future driven by technology.
|Hackley Makes the Final Four in NY State Debate|
Owen F. and Neil S. came oh-so-close to winning it all, going 6-1 in rounds at the New York State Debate Coaches Association Championship Tournament, March 29-30 – the playoffs for qualifying teams in debate. Hackley is proud to take home a semifinalist trophy in Novice Public Forum. Hackley Debate's future looks very bright!
On Monday, March 10, the middle school was transformed into a living learning laboratory. Students spent the day immersed in all things South African, getting a hands-on understanding of just about everything imaginable in this fascinating, inspiring and complex country. Guided by the six pillars of Young Round Square, Hackley middle school students, teachers and invited guests were transported to South Africa on Monday. Highlights of the experience included…
|Allstrom Chair in Foreign Affairs Holder Announced|
Dr. Adrianne Pierce has been reappointed to the Allstrom Chair in Foreign Affairs for a four-year term beginning with the 2014-15 academic year. Adrianne is the current holder of the Chair, with responsibility for Hackley’s Global Education initiatives, including all aspects of the Round Square partnership, the Casten Travel Program, the annual Wendt Speaker program, and coordination of international student visits.
|Challenges to Area Bus Transportation|
Mark Lauria, Executive Director of the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS) shared a letter with Westchester Heads of Schools about the recent rally at the Mamaroneck School Board meeting, protesting the district’s proposed change in school busing policies. Read the letter here. We encourage all our families to pay attention to this and other similar proposals as they arise, as these changes would have significant impact on the transportation options available to Hackley families.