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Posted 02/14/2019 05:47PM
For two weekends in a row Horace Mann School's Upper Division science and athletics facilities became regional centers for STEM education as HM hosted robotics competitions for hundreds of high school and middle school students from New York and New Jersey. On Sunday, January 27, 2019 students from 29 high schools gathered at HM from early morning into the evening to participate in a FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC) qualifier competition.
Posted 02/14/2019 05:27PM
Horace Mann School launched its Black History Month observances on Friday evening, February 1, 2019, with a celebration of Black culture that was both exciting and illuminating. Completely student organized the event represented the collaborative efforts of HM's Union, and the Hilltop Diversity Coalition (HDC), which brings HM students together with students from the nearby Fieldston Ethical Culture, and Riverdale Country School. The event drew some 350 students, faculty members, and families from all three schools to a screening of the 2015 documentary "Fresh Dressed" followed by a panel discussion of issues raised by the film. Directed by Sacha Jenkins "Fresh Dressed" chronicles the history of hip-hop's urban fashion from its beginnings to high fashion.
Posted 02/07/2019 04:47PM
Model United Nations, a part of Horace Mann School student life for 52 years, has grown over the last decade-plus to include Middle Division students in the international organization's conferences and related competitions. On February 2, 2019, for the sixth year in a row, Horace Mann School's Middle Division Model UN club sponsored HoMMUNC Jr., a middle school only Model United Nations Conference. This year, 120 students from HM and eight other middle schools came together to debate issues critical to current international relations.
Posted 02/07/2019 04:37PM
Horace Mann School's Girls and Boys Lions Varsity Basketball teams will meet the Riverdale Falcon Girls and Boys teams in the 68th installment of the Buzzell Tournament on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Manhattan College. The girls' game begins at 2 p.m. with the boys scheduled to tip off at 4 p.m. This year's Buzzell Tournament promises to be an exciting one. It's been that for generations, as recalled here by HM alum Roy Salomon '55, a former Lions team captain. This year, the HM side brings to Manhattan College's Draddy Gymnasium a Girls Varsity Lions team that's rocking a record of 17 wins and one loss since their season began in late November 2018. On February 6, 2019, the New York State Sportswriters Association (NYSSWA) ranked HM number one in the State's Class B division.
Posted 02/03/2019 07:37PM
Ever since its earliest days Horace Mann School has been inspiring students to study and pursue the visual arts, with graduates (including the painters and illustrators James Montgomery Flagg, 1893, Rockwell Kent, 1900, and Mary Petty, 1918) whose work has made an indelible impact on U.S. and world culture. In more recent generations HM visual arts students and alumni have also ventured into studying and producing digital art, film, and animation. A recent exhibit in Horace Mann School's Fisher Hall Art Gallery showcased a range of work by HM alumni currently engaged in visual art. Titled "Sixty-five Years of HM Alumni Art" the exhibit was organized by the HM Visual Arts Department, chaired by Upper Division Art History teacher Dr. Anna Hetherington. Running from January 14, 2019 through January 30, 2019, the exhibit featured a celebratory reception on January 24th that drew several of the artists whose work appears in the show.
Posted 01/31/2019 07:00PM
New Yorkers may be shivering under the icy temperatures of January 2019, but for one group of city residents, "ice" is a word that warms their hearts. These New Yorkers are the members of Figure Skating in Harlem, a program that "provides girls ages 6-18 with vital educational and skating opportunities that promote confidence, leadership, physical well-being and academic excellence." Their story has also warmed the hearts of others recently – ever since freelance photographer and Horace Mann School alum Florence (Flo) Ngala '13 showcased Figure Skating in Harlem in a vivid piece that ran on a full print page of The New York Times on January 6, 2019, and longer online. Ngala's beautiful and inspiring photographs drew widespread attention – including from NBC's "Today Show" journalist and meteorologist Al Roker.
Posted 12/11/2018 11:54AM
On Sunday, December 9th, Horace Mann School's First Tech Challenge (FTC) Teams -- Teams 4326 (the Basement Lions), 7890 (the Space Lions) and 9681 (the Parallel Lions) -- competed with 25 teams in the FTC "Rover Ruckus" Qualifier at John Dewey High School. Team 4326 came in first place after the qualifying matches, and then paired with team 9681 to win the entire qualifier. Team 9681 won the Inspire Award and Team 7890 won the Think Award and will also be advancing to the next levels of competition. Click to read more.
Posted 12/07/2018 12:16PM
Horace Mann School alumni Dr. Renee Richards '52, a former tennis star and distinguished eye surgeon, and groundbreaking Broadway producer Jordan Roth '93, were named to Out magazine's list of 100 most influential people in the LGBTQ+ community for 2018. The Out100 list, a 24-year long tradition of this country's premier LGBTQ+ publication, was founded "to celebrate and honor some of the brightest voices and most influential LGBTQ+ figures." Click to read more.
Posted 12/01/2018 11:00AM
Celebrating stellar accomplishments and contributions to society by Horace Mann School alumni is a longtime tradition, enshrined in the presentation of the HM Alumni Association Award for Distinguished Achievement. In 2018, the Alumni Association honored filmmaker Lynn Novick '79 with this award, recognizing how her compelling work in documentary film has illuminated our understanding of significant aspects of U.S. history and culture. Click to read more.
Posted 11/09/2018 01:04PM
Horace Mann School alum Marsha Hunt '34 was honored by the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) with its prestigious Founders Award in a ceremony in Los Angeles, on October 20, 2018. Three days before the fabled actor celebrated her 101st birthday. Click to read more.
Posted 09/26/2018 04:40PM
Horace Mann School alum Harrison Bader '12, now completing his second season in Major League Baseball as a centerfielder for the St. Louis Cardinals, is also making his mark on the team. Bader was recently highlighted by New York Times baseball writer Tyler Kenner in his "Extra Innings" column (September 21, 2018) on stand-out players from the MLB's 2018 season. In his column – with the segment about Bader below – Kenner quotes former Gold Glove winner Jim Edmonds, now a Cardinals broadcaster, who praised the HM alum for his hard work, and calling him "awesome to watch."
Posted 09/26/2018 04:28PM
As the sun that beamed so brightly throughout Horace Mann School's Homecoming Day of Saturday, September 15, 2018 moved toward evening HM's Varsity and JV Football teammates ran across the School's Alumni Field to ring the bell outside historic Prettyman Gymnasium—a Lions Football team tradition for celebrating a win. The 36-9 victory over Fieldston was a perfect way to end a picture-perfect Homecoming 2018 that saw a record 5,000-plus members of the HM community flock to campus for athletic games, fun-filled family activities, a barbecue lunch featuring tail-gate favorites, and more. The HM community was also introduced to the School's new athletic and aquatic facilities made possible by the ongoing HM in Motion initiative. Later that Saturday night another 550 HM alumni from the classes of 1953 through 2013 commemorated five-year reunions at dinners and cocktail parties in Manhattan. Alumni came to New York for their reunions from as far away as California, Oregon and Tokyo, Japan. Click to read more and see more photos.
Posted 08/31/2018 09:00AM
As Horace Mann School looks with excitement to September 4th and 5th, 2018 when the School welcomes it 1,785 students, Nursery through Grade 12, the HM community also reflects on the fulfilling summer that just passed. The season saw hundreds of HM students and students from other schools on campus for summer school and a variety of innovative programs, including HM's first-ever Summer Film Institute, and its first summer Service-Learning experience.
Posted 07/12/2018 01:54PM
Summer is in full swing, but there's still time to add some events and experiences to the season's calendar. From films, to books, to innovative experiences, entertainment, and opportunities to serve, the creativity of Horace Mann School alumni offer ways to enrich the coming weeks. Click the title link to read more.
Posted 06/18/2018 05:43PM
On June 13, 2018 the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) named Dr. Shana Caro '07 winner of its prestigious Thomas Henry Huxley Award and Marsh Prize for 2018. The award honors a postgraduate research biologist attending university in the UK for original work submitted as a doctoral thesis. Presented to a postgraduate research biologist attending university in the UK for original work submitted as a doctoral thesis, the award is among the most prestigious for scientists internationally. Each university in the UK submits one doctoral thesis for consideration for the award that recognizes a postgraduate research student whose thesis has made a significant contribution to a particular scientific field. Dr. Caro was honored for her thesis "Social and Environmental Factors in the Evolution of Signaling" which the ZSL described as "a demanding and significant piece of scholarship which she approached with intellectual vigor and a positive attitude, and the reward is an extraordinary body of work." To read more, click the title link.
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