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We are excited to share information about an upcoming event to support Summer on the Hill. HarMonia Ensemble, a newly formed musical enterprise comprised of HM students, is hosting a free concert on April 6th. Please click the title link to learn more about this wonderful event and student-led initiative.
Horace Mann School senior Jahmire Cassanova '18 was one of 10 students graduating high school in 2018 from throughout New York City selected to receive a prestigious New York Times College Scholarship. The NY Times College Scholarship is a program that recognizes students who have excelled in the face of adversity. The program provides tuition money, mentorship and a summer job at The Times, among other benefits. To read more, click the title link.
Horace Mann School juniors Audrey Yu '19 and Emily Yu '19 were recognized as national Finalists for the 2018 FIRST® Dean's List Award. The twin sisters will travel to the FIRST® Robotics World Championships in Detroit, MI in April, where they will be honored along with about 50 Finalists from around the world. The Yus were nominated for this prestigious award by their HM robotics teammates, who cited the sisters' dedication and contributions to their "Basement Lions" FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC) Team #4326 over the past three years, as well as to the HM Computer Science and Robotics Department and program overall, said Department Chair Jason Torres. Click the title link to read more.
Audiences worldwide are flocking to theaters in record numbers to see the film "Black Panther." On Sunday, February 25, 2018, some 300 members of the Horace Mann School community gathered to see the film at a screening organized by HM's Black Parents Union (BPU) and its Office for Identity, Culture and Institutional Equity (ICIE), breaking a record for attendance at this annual event. Click the title link to read more.
Horace Mann School alum Desiree Akhavan '03 was awarded the U.S. Grand Jury Prize for her film "The Miseducation of Cameron Post" at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival in a ceremony in Park City, Utah on January 27, 2018. Horace Mann School alum Richard Factor '63, and creative partner Tony Agnello, were named winners of the 2018 Technical Grammy Award, in recognition of their influence on the recording industry, through Eventide, the company they co-founded nearly 50 years ago. The two join a distinguished list of previous Technical Grammy Award winners, including Thomas Alva Edison, to whom the award was presented posthumously in 2010. To read more about both, click the title link.
It's not often that an orchestra's conductor hears hearty cheers before a performance, but that's what happened when Ken Yanagisawa '11 raised his baton to lead Horace Mann School's Upper Division Orchestra at its annual holiday concert on December 19, 2017. The warm welcome Yanigasawa received was also a "welcome back," for the conductor had performed on this same stage as a Horace Mann School student, only six years before. Yanagisawa was invited to return to HM as a guest conductor by the School's Middle and Upper Division Music Department Chair and Glee Club Director Timothy Ho, when a health issue prevented Orchestra Director and MD and UD Upper Division music teacher Nathan Hetherington, from conducting. To read more, click the title link.
For students worried about missing their STEM classes during the holiday-season school break, or for family members hoping to catch up with their children's tech knowledge – here's some timely cheer. Horace Mann School alum Randi Zuckerberg '99 has created the perfect opportunity for families to engage in a STEM adventure, with her Holiday SpecTECHular, Sue's Tech Kitchen, at NYC's new tech hub on Roosevelt Island, at The Bridge at Cornell Tech. It runs through January 1, 2018. To read more, click the title link.
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