March-May 2013
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3.10.13: Teens honored for leadership 
WJW - Fox 8
Sayble Bradley '15

Sayble is a caring and considerate young woman who  values and understands the importance of giving back to the community.

3.14.13: Senior duo looks to extend HB state title streak to five
The Plain Dealer
Nia Marshall '13, Vanessa Smith '13, Varsity Basketball

Having two Ivy League-bound players, one 6-1 and the other 6-0, is a rarity in Ohio Division II high school girls basketball.

3.15.13: Underrated Blazers defy state polls
The Plain Dealer
Associate Athletic Director and Head Coach Paul Barlow, Varsity Basketball 

Hathaway Brown's girls basketball team uncovered something about polls. They're just not right.

3.17.13: Division II girls: HB sets record
The Columbus Dispatch
Varsity Basketball

Nia Marshall and her teammates left the court in tears. Not because they lost, but because it was the last time they would play together — as history-making champions.

3.17.13: Hathaway Brown wins record fifth straight championship
The Plain Dealer
Associate Athletic Director and Head Coach Paul Barlow, Varsity Basketball 

The Blazers adjusted plenty during Saturday's 56-44 Division II championship victory over West Holmes at Ohio State's Value City Arena. It was their 36th straight postseason win and a unprecedented fifth consecutive crown.

3.18.13: Hearsay 
The Huffington Post
Julie Schenkelberg '92

The ways in which artists repurpose debris always gets my attention. ... Julie Schenkelberg is one of this procedure's top practitioners. I find her current exhibition Hearsay at Asya Geisberg Gallery to be both challenging and enlightening as she pushes our sense of, for lack of a better term, visual comfort to near the breaking point where we realize the beauty in her vision.

3.19.13: On Her Hustle - Momma's Hip Hop Kitchen
Colored Girls Hustle Blog 
Kathleen Adams '06

It’s called Momma’s Hip Hop Kitchen because women congregate in the kitchen to talk about ideas, thoughts, etc. … We create a metaphorical kitchen with our events so women can feel comfortable speaking their minds through their performances.

3.19.13: Associated Press Names Girls All-Hoops Tourney Teams 
The Associated Press
Nia Marshall '13, Vanessa Smith '13

Shaker Heights Hathaway Brown's Nia Marshall, who set a division championship game record with 18 rebounds to go with her 17 points, is the most outstanding player on the Associated Press Division II all-tournament team.

3.28.13: Alumnas de un colegio de EE UU visitan Miravalles 
Diario De Navarra (Pamplona, Spain)
Center for Global Citizenship 2013 Spain Trip 

Hathaway Brown School, founded in 1876, is one of the oldest and most respected schools for girls in the United States.

3.28.13: Banner season for winter sports teams
Sun Press
Varsity Basketball, Varsity Swimming

If the success of scholastic sports teams is measured in the number of championship banners they bring home to their schools, then it was quite a successful winter sports season for area scholastic teams.

4.1.13: Portraits of Grace
circle east live well
Stephanie Poland '13, Sarah Poland '11

Sarah started Hoops for the Cure at Hathaway Brown and, since she left for Cornell University, Stephanie has taken it over. They both walked the 60-mile Susan G. Komen 3-Day in 2011 and 2012, alongide their father.

4.1.13: The beauty of the universe  
Cherry Blossom Soup blog
Center for Girls' and Women's Leadership Director Koyen Parikh Shah, HB Fourth Graders

The fourth graders at Hathaway Brown School have been participating in a special program to explore the concepts of sisterhood and success.

4.1.13: Life is a stage for veteran director 
Beachwood Buzz
Hathaway Brown Theatre Institute 

The Hathaway Brown Theatre Institute is a summer theater program for stage-hungry students from elementary school to college. 

4.5.13: Blazer Day (Photo Gallery)
USA Today High School Sports
Varsity Basketball 

 Hathaway Brown School, Shaker Heights, Ohio; 2013 Blazer Day - 5th consecutive state title.

4.5.13: Blazer Day
Varsity Basketball

The team has won 36 straight playoff games, and the team's GPA is 3.85.

4.5.13: Blazer Day
Varsity Basketball

HB clinched a record-breaking fifth consecutive state champion title in Ohio's Division II.

4.5.13: Blazer Day
WJW - Fox 8
Varsity Basketball

Nearly an annual occurrence: HB students help honor another state basketball championship team.

4.10.13: Hathaway Brown celebrates another state title (Photo Gallery)
Varsity Basketball

Hathaway Brown celebrated the school’s fifth straight Division II girls’ basketball state championship with a pep rally at the Shaker Heights school.

4.11.13: Start-up companies offer free data and cheap Wi-Fi with mobile hot spot, but read fine print
Upper School Technology Department Chair James Allen

James Allen likes his tech toys, from his Mac to his iPad.


4.11.13: Hathaway Brown School team joins students from across the United States, Singapore to debate climate change
Jenn Blumer '13, Aly Bryan '13, Brenna Scully '13

A team from Hathaway Brown School will join students from around the globe in New York City to  compete for a $10,000 grand prize during the 12th Annual Bickel & Brewer/New York University International Public Policy Forum Finals.

4.11.13: Writing contest is planned 
Chagrin Valley Times
Bridget Babcox '15, Brady Furlich '15

The inaugural Inked writing competion, designed by HB sophomores, aims to provide a creative outlet for Northeast Ohio high school students.

4.12.13: Couple Leaves $6.6 Million Gift to Benefit University School and Hathaway Brown 
WKYC,, Sun Press, The Plain Dealer 
Georgia Gary Cannon '24 

At Hathaway Brown, the $3.3 million bequest for endowment  is the third largest gift in school history.  Hathaway Brown Head of School Bill Christ and University School Headmaster Steve Murray both expressed enormous gratitude for this relatively unusual joint gift. “The histories and missions of Hathaway Brown and University School are very closely intertwined,” said HB’s Christ. “And we are so pleased that the Cannons decided to honor both schools with this substantial bequest."

4.12.13: Local college student hears Obama firsthand
Cleveland Jewish News
Becky Sebo '10

"I couldn't believe it," Sebo said. "I was so shocked and honored because hearing him speak about Israel is somthing that I'm very passionate about. It was really incredible."

4.22.13: Girls With Sole Thanks Hathaway Brown For Carnival And Much More 
Girls With Sole blog
Class of 2013

The HB seniors showed such genuine excitement, and took the girls under their wings with integrity and caring leadership skills that adults and teens the world over could learn from.

4.23.13: Bardstock FM 2013 (Around Noon) 
WCPN - NPR 90.3
Tessa Murthy '15

Dee Perry spotlights the winners of this year's Bardstock FM student song-writing contest from Great Lakes Theater who took inspiration from the Great Lakes' production of William Shakespeare's classic comedy - Much Ado About Nothing.

4.25.13: Area students win National Achievement scholarships
Sun Press
Winifred (Danielle) Jones '13

Seven area students are among approximately 800 outstanding Black American high school seniors nationwide who have won Achievement Scholarship awards through the National Achievement Scholarship Program.

5.1.13: 2013 Best Docs Party 
Cleveland Magazine
Music students, Orchestra Director Linda Simon-Mietus, Communication Director Kathleen Osborne

Students from Hathaway Brown School provided classical piano music throughout the evening.

5.1.13: Hathaway Brown's Logan Paul sparks Blazers with no-hitter 
Sun Press
Logan Paul '14, Brianna Owens '13, Varsity Softball

Logan Paul grabbed her 11th win of the season on the mound. Brianna Owens was 3-for-4 with a triple, four RBIs and a stolen base.


5.1.13: 'Rich Girl,' Muamin Collective, and Hathaway Brown Recorder Consort (Around Noon)
WCPN - NPR 90.3
Middle School Performing Arts Department Chair Deb Southard, Ananya Kalahsti '17, Hanna Keyerleber '17, Eighth Grade Recorder Consort

... And we meet a couple of teens who traveled to Europe as members of the Hathaway Brown Recorder Consort. 

5.2.13: Lacrosse talent abundant across Northeast Ohio; meet some of area's top players
The Plain Dealer
Annie Brockett '13

During the last few years, Brockett has grown used to getting extra attention from opposing defenses. But no matter what tactic opponents use to slow her down, it rarely seems to work.

5.6.13: Hathaway Brown student named 'Presidential Scholar' 
Alyssa Bryan '13

"Presidential Scholars demonstrate the accomplishments that can be made when students challenge themselves, set the highest standards, and commit themselves to excellence," U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan said.

5.7.13: YWCA of Greater Cleveland salutes 6 Women of Achievement who broke
barriers and shattered stereotypes 
The Plain Dealer
Clara Taplin Rankin '34

Clara Taplin Rankin was in her 70s when she created the nonprofit Hopewell, Ohio's only therapeutic farm community for adults with severe mental illness. Now in her 90s, she said she looks forward to the day when society looks beyond race and gender.

5.8.13: Seven Shaker students, residents win National Merit Scholarship
Gurbani Kaur '13, Tatini Mal-Sarkar '13, Grace Yi '13 

National Merit $2,500 Scholarship winners are the finalists in each state judged to have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills, and potential for success in rigorous college studies.

5.9.13: Bainbridge student is presidential scholar 
Chagrin Valley Times
Alyssa Bryan '13, Upper School Math Teacher Bill Adler

Now a senior at Hathaway Brown, Aly is an outstanding student who is described by teachers as hardworking and tenacious. And she has been named a 2013 United States Presidential Scholar, one of the most prestigious honors for American 12th graders.


5.10.13: Plain Dealer Girls Basketball All-Stars 2013
The Plain Dealer
Associate Athletic Director and Varsity Basketball Coach Paul Barlow, Nia Marshall '13, Vanessa Smith '13

The Blazers won an unprecedented fifth straight Division II state championship while playing in their seventh consecutive final four and extended their postseason winning streak to 36 games.

5.18.13: More Perfection 
The Plain Dealer
Michele Zhou '14, Alyssa Bryan '13, Laney Kuenzel '08, Edith Hines '00, Caroline Campbell '98 

Perfect scores on the ACT and designations as U.S. Presidential Scholars seem to be an HB tradition.

5.19.13: Researcher-editor-debater has 'limitless curiosity' 
The Plain Dealer
Gurbani Kaur '13

Though she's a high-achieving student, Senior Standout Gurbani Kaur doesn't take all the credit. "It's a group effort," she said. "My teachers, my parents, my siblings support me. I'm surrounded by people who are really talented. I'm in good company."

5.23.13: Stuffing a scrapbook full of great memories from 2012-13
The Plain Dealer
Associate Athletic Director and Head Coach Paul Barlow, Elizabeth Warner '13, Varsity Basketball

A look back on those matters that brought players to the forefront, fans to their feet and reporters searching for superlatives to describe deeds that, years from now, will be found in the yellowed print of scrapbooks or tucked between pages of yearbooks.

5.24.13: Class Notes
Cleveland Jewish News
Dana Mietus '15, Arielle Goldberg '13, Sylvia Krebs '13, Sarah Adler '13,
Rachel Slack '13, Lena Ransohoff '13

Students excel in Shaker Heights: A number of area students have received awards in recent months.

5.30.13: Local actor hopes to get indie film on map
Chagrin Valley Times
Rachel Zake '01

From her days in community theater to the lights of Los Angeles, actor Rachel Zake has moved into a new chapter of her career.

6.5.13: Hathaway Brown names Jennifer Creech new golf coach
Sun Press
Varsity Golf

At the University of South Alabama, Creech was a first team All-Conference selection all four years, winning multiple Division I events. In 2012, she was elected to the University of South Alabama Athletic Hall of Fame.

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