The 26th annual Swimathon was held this year, but with a new twist. On Sept.19, Humanities Instructor Keith Moon, founder of the event and a Special Olympics Connecticut board member, swam solo across Lake Wononscopomuc and back, a two-mile distance round trip, to raise money for Special Olympics Connecticut. At the same time, Ian Graham '92, a parent of a Special Olympics athlete, made the swim in the chilly shores off Nantucket Island.
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Thank you to all donors for contributing to Hotchkiss during the 2019-20 fiscal year. Your generosity resulted in over 3,500 donors to The Hotchkiss Fund, The Parents Fund, and various endowment and capital initiatives, raising over $10.3 million in total gift revenue in support of our students, faculty, staff, and programs.
t’s Latinx Heritage Month at Hotchkiss! To celebrate members of the community who proudly identify as Latinx, Latino, Latina, or Hispanic, the Diversity and Inclusion Office has partnered with affinity groups to present a series of virtual events highlighting their rich traditions, cultures, and accomplishments. The program kicked off Sept. 16 at 9 p.m. with guest speaker Jonathan Andrew Peréz ’00.
Hotchkiss is proud to announce the establishment of the MacLeish Scholars Program. This summer, ten selected upper mid students will spend June 12-27, 2021, at Yale, where they will divide their time between researching literary materials in Yale’s Special Collections and writing original creative pieces. Scholars also will have hands-on experience in bookbinding, paper making, and letterpress printing, and will finish the program by designing and creating a book of their own work.
On Sept. 11 at 7:30 p.m. Hotchkiss administrators welcomed families and answered previously submitted questions regarding opening days via Zoom video call.