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A Stellar Season Finish for Hotchkiss Speech and Debate Team

The Hotchkiss Speech and Debate Team ended the season with a major victory at the Deerfield Debate Tournament on May 2. After starting the year winning the Roxbury Latin Tournament in September, the team finished with a 12-0 win at Deerfield, where over 100 debaters from 12 schools competed via Zoom. Twelve Hotchkiss debaters participated, eight at the Advanced Level and four at the Novice Level. All twelve debaters won awards. Thanks to Co-captain Annabel Wallace ’21, who served as a Novice judge, Hotchkiss was able to bring three teams to Deerfield.

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The Healing Power of Poetry: How A Writing Program Transcended Time
 

In 2020, Sharon Charde P’84,’87 published I Am Not a Juvenile Delinquent, about her experience running a poetry workshop with at-risk girls from Touchstone, a residential facility in Litchfield, CT. Little did she know that innovative writing program she later forged between the girls at Touchstone and Hotchkiss girls would have a powerful lasting effect. In reunion last winter, alumnae spoke about how the program impacted them long after they graduated from Hotchkiss.

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In May, Hotchkiss Celebrates Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month with a Series of Events
 

On April 28, guest speaker Justine Ang Fonte spoke to the community in an All-School Meeting on “The Weight of Wearing Two Masks: Asian-Americans, Coronavirus, and the Responsibility behind an Asian Face" leading off Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, which runs through May.

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