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The week beginning April 16th is 'Shake It Up! Week' across all Divisions of Horace Mann School, Nursery Through Twelfth Grade. With the help and guidance of our partners at the Royal Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare is alive and well in the classrooms, hallways, cafeterias and screens at the Nursery, Lower, Middle and Upper Divisions. A twelfth grade English class visited Second Grade on Monday to perform a scene from Macbeth. Imagine their surprise and delight when their performance concluded and the second graders turned around and did their own version of Macbeth right back! To read more, click the title link.
Horace Mann School alumnus Alex Bell '05 is always focused on finding answers. A serial innovator, Bell is also a serious bicyclist. Add "New York City" to that descriptor and it's not hard to discern what answer Bell is currently seeking: a solution to the city's congested bike lane problem. Along this route Bell is addressing the hot button issue of NYC traffic and public transportation problems, as well. Click the title link to read more.
Horace Mann School senior Ella Feiner '18 was named one of 40 Finalists in the national 2018 Regeneron Science Talent Search (STS). Launched in 1942 by the Society for Science and the Public, Regeneron STS is the country's oldest and most prestigious high school science awards program, and was known, from 1942-1997, as the Westinghouse Science Talent Search, and the Intel Science Talent Search from 1998-2016. The competition is designed to engage and inspire the next generation of scientific leaders. To read more, click the title link.
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.
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