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.
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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.
New York, NY—September 20, 2021—The New-York Historical Society, the oldest museum in New York City, presents "Turn Every Page": Inside the Robert A. Caro Archive, the first public exhibition drawn from the archive of the author whose award-winning works on Robert Moses and Lyndon B. Johnson are regarded as masterpieces of modern biography and history. Opening on October 24, the ongoing exhibition includes never-before-seen highlights from the archive—which New-York Historical acquired in 2019—that provide an intimate view of how Caro started his career and how he worked as a reporter. Caro's meticulousness as a reporter, biographer, and historian—which enabled him to become the country's premier chronicler of political power—is on view to the public in his research notebooks, handwritten interview notes, scrapbooks, photographs, and original manuscript pages. The exhibition also includes one of Caro's Smith Corona Electra 210 typewriters. The riches in the archive make it an essential destination for historians, journalists, students, and anyone interested in 20th-century American history and literature, where they can find materials available nowhere else.
The light rain that fell Thursday morning, September 9, 2021 didn't dampen the spirits of the 1,793 students, and 440 faculty and staff members and administrators who arrived at Horace Mann School for the first day of the 2021-2022 academic year. Rather, the sense of excitement among students returning to HM, and those first entering the school in the Nursery, Lower, Middle and Upper Divisions was apparent in the smiles that beamed from behind the masks worn by everyone on campus.