Welcome to The Hotchkiss Mischianza website. Below is some general information about the yearbook.
Parent ads and salutations
Deadline: February 12th
Every year, The Mischianza, the Hotchkiss yearbook, is created by a group of dedicated and hardworking Hotchkiss Students. The yearbook staff works to create a book that reflects the current year at Hotchkiss, with a focus on the senior class. The yearbook could not be produced without the gracious support of seniors and their families. The Mischianza would like to appeal to all senior families to place personal advertisements and salutations in The Mischianza for their respective graduating child. Please view the attachments on the right for more information.
|Double page (18” x 12”)
|Full page (9” x 12”)
|Half page (9” x 6”)
|Quarter page (4.5” x 6”)
|One-eighth page (4.5” x 3”)
We accept debit card charges, cash, or checks payable to
The Hotchkiss Mischianza.
Making a tax deductible donation to
Additional Advertising Options
For families who would like high-quality professional assistance with their student's page, we suggest contacting Jennifer Parker at Moments to Remember. Please note: If you choose to use “Moments to Remember,” your order must be placed with them by the last day of March to ensure ad completion and mailing to the Mischianza staff by early April.
Please be aware that this vendor charges separately for the service, above and beyond our charge for the space in the yearbook.
Hotchkiss does receive five percent of that fee back from the vendor for providing the service to our parents.
Moments to Remember will provide its services free to the first person who registers.
The word mischianza, or meschianza, is derived from the conflation of the Italian words mescere (to mix) andmischiare (to mingle). The Mischianza was a medley of events held at Walnut Grove in Philadelphia on May 18, 1778, to celebrate the departure of General William Howe, commander-in-chief of the British army in Philadelphia, for his native England. Howe’s officers each contributed 140 pounds to pay for the affair, which included a procession of decorated boats that advanced up the Delaware River and docked near Green Street Wharf, a jousting tournament on a nearby green, an elaborate banquet, dancing, and a colorful display of fireworks.
With specific regard to the use of the word at Hotchkiss, the foreign-sounding name corresponded to similar publications like Pot-Pourri at Andover and Olla Podrida at Lawrenceville. The first Hotchkiss Meschianzawas published in 1896. Someone from the Class of 1896 with the nickname “Hedge” is credited with coming up with the name. The name was changed to Mischianza in 1905; Headmaster Huber Buehler suggested that spelling it with the “i” was more correct.