June-September 2013
Volume XI

6.3.13: School Notes 
Crain's Cleveland Business
Alyssa Bryan '13, Maddie Stambler '13

The only Northeast Ohioan and only girl in the state to be named a 2013 U.S. Presidential Scholar is from Hathaway Brown School; and the only high school film-making competition in Northeast Ohio was created and facliltated by an HB senior.

6.13.13: Hathaway Brown in Shaker Heights debuts theatre institute with 'The King and I' 
Sun Press
Hathaway Brown Theatre Institute

“At HBTI, training is our focus. As educators for the arts our emphasis is on the process the performer goes through. Our goal is to supply our students with the tools to succeed in any audition or performance situation.”

6.25.13: Courtney Dumas to Represent USA at World University Games
Northwestern University Athletics
Courtney Dumas '11

Dumas turned in a stellar sophomore season for the Wildcats during the 2012-13 campaign. The Cleveland, Ohio, native garnered All-America honors after placing ninth in women's epée at the 2013 NCAA Championships on March 24. She won 14 bouts at the event and defeated two of the tournament's semifinalists along the way.

6.27.13: Former Blazer Smith competing in Ukraine
Sun Press
Vanessa Smith '13

"I always wanted to travel overseas. I've thought about playing after college overseas. I'm interested to see what the game is like in other countries. It's a perfect fit."

6.27.13: Hopewell founder gets YWCA Award 
The Plain Dealer
Clara Taplin Rankin '34

Clara Taplin Rankin, founder of Hopewell, the only therapeutic farming community for adults with severe mental illnesses in Ohio, was one of six women to receive the YWCA of Greater Cleveland's 2013 Women of Achievement Award. 

7.4.13: Two private schools to split gift from estate
Sun Press
Georgia Gary Cannon '24

"The history and mission of Hathaway Brown and University School are very closely intertwined. We are so pleased that the Cannons decided to honor both schools with this substantial bequest."

7.8.13: Twin sisters stay with separate ways in move from high school to college
The Plain Dealer
Alexis Crayton, Aspire '09; Aleigha Crayton, Aspire '09

Both Aleigha and Alexis, now 18, are heading to college in August. Both have scholarships. Both know what they want to do with their lives. And both say they made the right decision when it came to choosing their high schools. 

7.12.13: Musical at HB 
Cleveland Jewish News
Hathaway Brown Theatre Institute

Hathaway Brown Theatre Institute transports audiences back to 1862 Siam with the Tony Award-winning show 'The King and I.'

7.14.13: Race and the trial of George Zimmerman 
ABC News - 20/20
Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder '94

Around the country, people speak of a racial divide.

7.19.13: Student earns perfect SAT score 
Chagrin Valley Times
Dhikshitha Balaji '14

Hathaway Brown School's Dhikshitha Balaji of Chagrin Falls earned a perfect composite score of 2400 on the SAT as a junior this past school year.

9.1.13: Athlete Honor Roll
Cleveland Magazine
Brittany Ehlert '14, Ariana Iranpour '14

High school is a delicate balancing act - there are classes to attend, tests to prepare for and sports to play. But these Northeast Ohio school-age athletes are excelling on and off the field.

9.4.13: Ballew rocks Browns and Hathaway Brown
The Plain Dealer
Laura Main Webster '91; Hathaway Brown Early Childhood

“The kids music thing is actually what I’m supposed to be doing with my life," Ballew said. "Even when Presidents was at the height of fame in the '90s, he said, he had a yearning for something more. “This isn’t it,” he said to himself. “Keep digging.”

9.15.13: Best Places to Work
Inside Business
Hathaway Brown School

Hathaway Brown has been named to the NorthCoast99 - Best Places to Work in Northeast Ohio for the 14th year in a row. 

9.15.13: The Recorder speaks an international language
American Recorder
Middle School Performing Arts Department Chair Deborah Southard

 "As we moved on to Vienna, we stopped at the Esterhazy Palace, where Haydn composed Chorale to St. Antoni, which happens to be the music for Hathaway Brown's school alma mater."

9.17.13: Founding president of WVIZ Channel 25 dies at 87 
The Plain Dealer
Betty Cope '43

 "Betty Cope was a trailblazer throughout her professional life," said Jerry Wareham, president and CEO of Ideastream, the corporate umbrella over WVIZ Channel 25 and WCPN FM/90.3. "She was a legitimate television pioneer even before Channel 25 went on the air."

9.18.13: 5 Things I Wish I Knew Before My Mom Was Diagnosed With Cancer
Huffington Post
Leah Yomtovian Roush '02

"I was just a teenager at the time, naively ignorant of how such a disease could wreak havoc on a person's body, mind, and life. It took me years -- almost a decade -- to learn how to cope with my mom's cancer and the unrelenting challenges of life-or-death uncertainty."

9.19.13: Writing competition set; 'Big Disconnect' is topic 
Chagrin Valley Times
Bridget Babcox '15, Brady Furlich 15; Learning for Life Speakers' Series

Hathaway Brown School will host the second Inked Writing Competitioin on October 26. The event was designed by HB juniors Bridget Babcox and Brady Furlich. Clinical psychologist Catherine Steiner-Adair will speak about her latest book on October 7 at Hathaway Brown.

9.29.13: What consumers still splurged on during the recession
The Plain Dealer
Associate Head for Enrollment Management Sarah Johnston

"All consumers had to make tough choices as they figured their 'new normal' way of prioritizing spending but our families showed us that an HB education was non-negotiable," Johnston said.


10.1.13: Adoption 
Gina Gayle '83

"I believe in love and marriage, I believe in life partnership and I do have friends who got married to have kids. But I wanted to be a mother. I'm doing well. I'm well-educated. I'm a professional with a career and constantly striving. That's my experience." 

10.1.13: Learning Curve
Cleveland Magazine
Upper School Mathematics Department Chair Michael Buescher

To emphasize real-world applications, Buescher takes students into the hallways with measuring tapes to figure out how far a car travels in the time it takes to send a text. The lesson allows students to work with real-world data (sending a four-second text in a car going 25 miles per hour) to solve a problem, but also teaches a critical lesson about the dangers of texting and driving: The distance is much farther than they predict.

10.1.13: Ask the Experts
Cleveland Magazine
Head of School Bill Christ

"Are people really living balanced lives? I think in a lot of cases, the answer is that they probably aren't. But they can do that if they take more of a conscious approach to the factors that help them become the strongest person they can be."


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