October-December 2013
Volume XII

10.7.13: Northeast Credit Union Athlete of the Week 
Dartmouth Big Green Insider
Maggie Scanlon '10

Scanlon scored in all three Dartmouth games last week and finished with seven points. In consecutive contests at Brown and Holy Cross on Friday and Saturday afternoons, the senior from Shaker Heights, Ohio, scored the game-winning goal for the Big Green.

10.8.13: Thriving on Bugs
Her Ideas in Motion
Lauren Egts '17

When Lauren was 10 years old, her dad taught her how to write bash scripts on Linux. Since then she has gone on to design and launch computer games.

10.7.13: Sports Performance Athletes of the Month 
Northwestern University Athletics
Courtney Dumas '11

"Courtney has an inner drive that truly sets her apart, she is a consistent worker with the desire for continued improvement," said graduate assistant sports performance coach Justin Blatner.

10.18.13: Private school open houses showcase values 
Cleveland Jewish News
Associate Head for Enrollment Management Sarah Johnston

"You'll have this tapestry of what all the community members feel for their school community ... It's a wonderful way to figure out what excites you about the school."

10.18.13: Ariana Iranpour's tennis experience propels her to state tourney
The Plain Dealer
Ariana Iranpour '14

“Your first year, you’re kind of just nervous to be here,” Iranpour said. “You’ve never experienced it. Your second year, you’re kind of still getting your toes wet. Then your third year you’re like, ‘OK I can do well.’ But, no, you’re still not experienced enough. So fourth year is a great year. Fourth year is a trip.”

10.20.13: HB senior claims her first title after four years of qualifying 
The Plain Dealer
Ariana Iranpour '14

Let's start with Iranpour. A No. 1 singles player. A four-time state qualifier. A force with a powerful flat serve and a solid baseline game. 

10.22.13: Hathaway Brown girls tennis team places second
in OTCA state team tournament

The Plain Dealer
Varsity Tennis

In the Division II semifinal round held at Reynoldsburg High, Hathaway Brown pulled the upset, beating three-time defending state team champion Lexington, 3-2. The wins came at No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 singles all from three freshmen.

10.28.13: Girls tennis All-Stars 2013: Ariana Iranpour wins top award
Ariana Iranpour '14

There were times the Division II state singles champion, who has been selected as the cleveland.com Girls Tennis Player of the Year, actually did spend 12 hours per day training. She toned it down recently to a more manageable four to six hours.

11.1.13: How They Dress on the Job
Libby Howard '02

Libby Howard, 29, is a senior associate at a global investment bank. "The key to Wall Streat fashion is investing in elegant, chic basics that you can mix and match on a moment's notice - or on minimal sleep," says Howard.

11.1.13: "Crepes for Cameroon" makes a difference  across the globe
NAIS Inspiration Lab
Middle School French Teacher Rebecca Graham, Seventh-Grade French students

The student initiative included advertising, promotion, sales, accounting, and funds disbursement. When all was said and done, they raised $205 USD for their cause. The monies were sent to the Village of Messamena in Cameroon. Then something amazing happened.

11.7.13: Senior scores perfect ACT 
Chagrin Valley Times
Riya Jagetia '14

Typically less than one-tenth of one percent of all test takers achieve this impressive accomplishment.

11.10.13: A Blackhawk Pilot and Now a Civilian,  She Knows How to Serve Those Who Serve
Points of Light
Erica Jeffries '94

Jeffries shares a kinship with the veterans she serves, having been in the military herself. She attended the United States Military Academy at West Point and served with the Army for five years, piloting Blackhawk helicopters to bring equipment to troops.

11.15.13: Hathaway Brown softball player signs with Bryant
Logan Paul '14

Paul is the school's all-time leader in victories and needs 15 strikeouts to lead the school in that statistic.

11.15.13: Hathaway Brown basketball player signs with Penn
Beth Brzozowski '14

Brzozowski was a three-year starter at Hathaway Brown and has helped the Blazers extend their run on consecutive state championships to five years.

11.19.13: US Writers Make Their Mark at Inked
University School News Online
Bridget Babcox '15, Brady Furlich '15

Inked is an annual writing competition devised by Hathaway Brown juniors Brady Furlich and Bridget Babcox. On Oct. 26, they hosted the competition at Hathaway Brown to offer a creative outlet for any high school student interested in writing for pleasure. In just one year, the attendance rate has jumped 60% from its first-year enrollment of 75 students.

12.2.13: Nia Marshall named Ivy League Rookie of the Week
Cornell University Athletics
Nia Marshall '13

Marshall helped Cornell post a 2-1 record on the week with victories over Loyola (MD) and Drake, before falling by three points to Seattle University in the championship game of the Delta Dental Thanksgiving Tournament. Over the three games, the freshman forward averaged 12.7 points and 9.7 rebounds per game, with her first career double-double (13 points, 11 rebounds) coming against the Bulldogs.

12.3.13: Four MIT seniors win Marshall Scholarships
MIT News
Kate Koch '10

Kate Koch, a native of Cleveland, will graduate from MIT this spring with a bachelor’s degree in biology. The Marshall Scholarship will allow her to go to Oxford University to complete an MSc in radiation biology. Upon her return to the U.S. after completing that degree, Koch plans to pursue an MD/PhD as preparation for a career developing cancer treatments and practicing clinically.

12.5.13: Ethnography Lab Focuses on ‘History of the Present’
University of Texas at El Paso News
Katherine Mortimer '90

Katherine Mortimer, Ph.D., assistant professor of bilingual education and lab co-director, described ethnography as an anthropology-based research approach that includes long-term participant observation in a community by the researcher. What her predecessors did with pencils and index cards is now done with audio, video and digital recordings to understand biliteracy practices among students; teachers and students; parents and teachers; and others.

12.10.13: Success Story: Hathaway Brown launched a brand-new website!
finalsite news
Hathaway Brown School

Finalsite's deployment and creative teams worked with HB to implement a responsive design that brings the school's culture to life. With a responsive design, beautiful design treatments that echo the school's colors and a content-rich homepage, their new site creates an engaging experience for all site visitors regardless of device they use (smartphone, tablet or desktop).

12.10.13: Let Us Now Praise The Cabbage
Edible Cleveland
Upper School English Teacher Toni Thayer (author)

When I was growing up, cabbage meant coleslaw, and the occasional labor-intensive, stuffed-cabbage-leaf variation. By the time I was cooking for myself, it never even occurred to me to buy cabbage. Don't get me wrong, my mother makes very good coleslaw (we're in the celery seed camp), but one dish isn't enough to justify an entire crop.


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