T. Russell Shields '59, the 2013 Alumni Award winner, came to speak virtually at an All-School event on May 19 in the Faculty Room
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Jane Muir ’02 recently completed her term as the 105th president of the Miami-Dade County Bar Association – the youngest woman ever to serve in the role. To date, her career has also included transformative professional recovery after losing a job, founding her own law firm, establishing a non-profit that raises funds to support the work of the Miami-Dade County Bar Association and Dade Legal Aid, and earning numerous professional awards and accolades.
Two students achieved exceptional results during the statewide Audrey Thayer Piano competition, held in Farmington, CT, on May 7.
Major Jackson didn’t plan to become a poet. Although he wrote frequently in his book of rhymes while attending high school in North Philadelphia, he secretly dreamed of being a rapper. “I found poetry when I needed it, and from a young age I was enthralled by the mystery of existence,” he explains. “As a child I thought an answer, a meaning, was just round the corner. And poetry allowed me to participate in that making of meaning.”
Thomas C. Werner ’67 received the 2022 Alumni Award, the School’s highest honor, at an All School ceremony held on May 6. Head of School Craig Bradley held a fireside chat where Werner talked about his time at Hotchkiss. He shared humorous stories about his passion for film and cinema, and related those stories to how the School prepared him for a successful career in the entertainment industry. A Q&A with Hotchkiss students and a luncheon followed the ceremony.