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Fall 2022

Homecoming highlights

Homecoming and Reunions 2022 – A Roaring Success!

Under sunny skies on October 8th, the HM Lions took to the fields, courts, running paths, and waters to defend their school’s Homecoming pride.

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Excerpts from The Record:  HM Community Reflects on “Mann Kind”

The October 7th edition of The Record featured a series of reflections from HM community members about the 2022 Homecoming theme, Mann Kind.

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Upper Division Pep Rally Boosts School Spirit

The annual Friday afternoon Homecoming pep rally celebrated HM’s fall athletes, with each team making a dramatic entrance onto Alumni Field by bursting through custom breakaway banners.

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Alumni news

Robert Caro ’53 Honored With Bodley Medal

On October 26th at Carnegie Hall, the Bodleian Libraries of the University of Oxford held the first North American edition of its annual lecture.

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Biography Explores the Life of Kenneth Tompkins Bainbridge ’21, Director of the Manhattan Project’s Trinity Test

A new biography by David Bainbridge spotlights the life and achievements of his uncle, Horace Mann alumnus Kenneth Tompkins Bainbridge ’21, an accomplished physicist who directed the Manhattan Project’s Trinity nuclear test.

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Alumni Invited to Participate in Book Day 2023

After a three-year hiatus caused by the 2020 pandemic, Book Day will return to Horace Mann School on April 19, 2023!

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Alumni Class Notes

Please enjoy reading the following news from the Horace Mann School alumni community, and be sure to share your own updates – or news of classmates – by writing to

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Alumni Publications

We are thrilled to share the following news about recent books, articles, and other publications written by Horace Mann School alumni.

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Horace Mann School remembers with fondness the following members of our community who have passed away.

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campus updates

“Bridging the Divide” Class Pairs HM Seniors with Incarcerated Women

When celebrated filmmaker Lynn Novick ’79 paid a visit to Horace Mann in the fall of 2020, she had no idea that her Emmy-nominated documentary series, College Behind Bars, would inspire then-sophomore Simon Schackner ‘22 to invent an entirely new concept of learning at HM.

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HM Disability Rights Student Activist Featured in Teen Vogue

Isabel Mavrides-Calderón, a student activist for the rights of the disabled and member of the Class of 2023, was featured in a recent Teen Vogue article about the effect of the pandemic on disabled people and the current state of disability rights.

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Vidhatrie Keetha ’23 Named National Student Poet

Senior Vidhatrie Keetha is one of five U.S.-based students who were selected from a pool of 22,000 applicants to serve as National Student Poets.

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Tenth-Graders Confront Food Insecurity in the Bronx

On October 20th, the entire tenth-grade class participated in a service learning conference entitled, “Exploring Food Access, Justice, and Sovereignty with Community Partner Agencies.”

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HM Senior Publishes Scientific Article

In case you missed it, the online newsletter recently reported that a Horace Mann School senior has published a scientific article on

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