A New Tradition Ushers in the 2021-22 School Year

For the first time, Convocation, which marks the official start of the school year, was held outdoors on Tuesday, September 7. The event began with a procession of cheering students, who marched from their dorms to Main Circle, led by Blue & White and student leaders. The newly-imagined ceremony captured the spirit of new beginnings that resonated throughout the week of Opening Days this fall. After a challenging, but ultimately successful completion to the 2020-21 year due to the Covid epidemic, Hotchkiss is back – with 611 students strong! Watch of video of Convocation and Matriculation below.

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Frederick Frank '50, P'12

Frederick Frank '50, P'12, a Wall Street legend whose illustrious career encompassed more than 60 years and innumerable successes, died on September 11, 2021. Frank was a former president of the Hotchkiss Board of Trustees and stalwart supporter of the School. He was 89. 

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Hotchkiss Alum of the Month | Benjeil Z. Edghill '94, B.S., M.D.

Ophthalmologist Benjeil Z. Edghill '94, B.S., M.D., is an expert in the latest medical, laser, and surgical treatments of glaucoma and cataracts.  His work, however, extends beyond his busy Staten Island practice, where he is the only glaucoma fellowship-trained ophthalmologist on the island. He is active in his local community, has chaired the ophthalmology section of the National Medical Association, and has traveled internationally serving the needs of others on medical missions to Ghana and Haiti (

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