On October 26th at Carnegie Hall, The Bodleian Libraries of the University of Oxford will hold the first North American edition of its Annual Lecture. At that lecture, HM alumnus Robert Caro '53 will receive the Libraries' prestigious 'Bodley Medal.' According to the Bodleian Library press release, the ceremony will feature Richard Ovenden, Bodley's Librarian, in conversation with Mr. Caro. Ovenden shared, "Robert Caro is simply one of the greatest American historians. He has used libraries and archives extensively to paint the most vividly illuminating portrait of American politics and society in the 20th century through his biographies on Robert Moses and Lyndon B Johnson. Caro's work demonstrates a rigorous respect for facts and the persistent determination of a researcher. There could be no better person to inaugurate the Bodley Lecture in North America and to receive the Bodley Medal."
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The overcast skies and sporadic rain showers that hovered over campus throughout the day had no chance of dampening the spirits of our returning students, as the 136th year of Horace Mann School officially began on Tuesday, September 6, 2022.
While our athletes have been on campus for preseason during the previous two weeks, and hundreds of new and returning middle and upper division students spent time at 'Dorrientation' through the Labor Day weekend, the community returned in force to commence the 2022-2023 academic year. Our 1,801 students, hailing from three states and representing 150 zip codes, include 244 new students throughout all four divisions. In addition, we welcomed 43 new faculty and staff members at an orientation program in August.
June 15, 2022 unfolded over the Horace Mann School campus with blue skies and sunshine as dazzling as the day's celebratory event: graduation for the 180 members of the HM Class of 2022. This moment represented a dazzling achievement in itself, for, as the commencement speakers noted, the graduates had arrived at this day despite a portion of their high school years being compromised by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Horace Mann School's Upper Division FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC) 5806 team made history as participants in the organization's world championships in Houston, Texas, April 20-23, 2022. HM robotics teams have won regional championships in the past, but this year marks the first time in the school's 12-year participation in robotics competition that an HM team advanced to the FIRST® International Robotics Competition world championship round. HM's team, also known as the Basement Lions, performed well in Houston, reported Jason Torres, HM Robotics Coordinator N-12, and one of three faculty members who accompanied the students to Houston. Click to read more.
Ella Feiner '18, a senior at Princeton University majoring in chemical and biomedical engineering, will be a contestant on a special, Primetime "National College Championship" edition of Jeopardy! The show airs Tuesday, February 8th at 8:00 pm on ABC. Feiner is competing in the first of 12 quarterfinal games against contestants from different colleges. If she wins on Tuesday, she will advance to the semifinal matches which will begin Thursday, Feb. 17.
With fall's colors spreading across Horace Mann School's campuses, and classrooms alive with learning, HM celebrated by hosting Homecoming 2021 on October 9, 2021. Homecoming 2021 focused on the return to on-campus athletic competitions and the opportunity for parents, other guardians and family members of student athletes to come to campus, some for the first time in 18 months. Homecoming activities started on Friday, October 8th, with varsity team captains visiting the Lower Division during morning announcements, and an afternoon Middle & Upper Division pep rally on Alumni Field featuring the Maroon Monsoon, the Spirit Squad, and the introduction of the fall athletic teams. Students at all grade levels sported 'Mann Made' T-shirts in honor of this year's Homecoming theme.
Horace Mann School alum Harrison Bader '12 was named Major League Baseball's (MLB) National League Player of the Week on Monday, September 27, 2021 for his stellar play that helped secure a post-season playoff spot for his St. Louis Cardinals. As the Cardinals head into a Wild Card game against the Los Angeles Dodgers this Wednesday night, October 6, 2021, the MLB cited Bader as one of the top 50 players to watch in the post-season. And on Monday, October 4, Bader, himself, responded to the growing excitement with a moving letter to the team's supportive fans.