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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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.
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.
Raymond J. McGuire '75 is an investment banker and one of the most senior Black executives on Wall Street. Last fall, he left his tremendously successful career and his position as Citi's vice chairman and chairman of the global banking, capital markets and advisory business to announce his plan to run for mayor of New York City.
Seniors in the studio art and art history program are advanced students who produce a portfolio in advanced courses or produce one through independent study. Each students’ body of work represents not only the culmination of years of study in the program, but also the singular vision of the artist.