March-May 2014
Volume XIV

3.17.14: Hathaway Brown Theatre Institute prepares students for highly competitive world
Sun Press
Hathaway Brown Theatre Institute

The institute has already developed a reputation for challenging its participants to the brink of their artistic potential. Courses are generally offered in the summer and winter for young actors, actresses, dancers and other students in Northeast Ohio.

3.19.14: Ellie the Robot is Ready to Compete
Team 2399 Fighting Unicorns; Lauren Egts '17; Lauren Dierker '14 (authors)

Standing in the Wolstein Center in Cleveland Ohio, waiting for the robotics competition to start is electrifying: we know that every single robotics team wants to win just as badly as we do, and that every person will have worked long and hard for six weeks trying to build, wire, and program to the best of their ability.


3.19.14: Robots roll into CLE
WEWS-NewsChannel 5 (The List)
Team 2399 Fighting Unicorns; Grace Phillips '14 

Look out R2-D2. There's a new robot in town... dozens of them actually. Cleveland is hosting a high-tech competition that is sparking imaginations, and students from Hathaway Brown School in Shaker Heights are taking part.

3.20.14: Ninety-year-old Lois Jeavons pens fictional book about Cleveland
Lois Jeavons '42 

Lois Javons' 90th birthday party turned out to be a real surprise for her as the evening marked the official launch of her book, "Manners, Morals & Myths," a fictionalized novel about Cleveland, its suburbs and society, beginning in the late 1920s. 

3.22.14: Buckeye FIRST Regional robotics competition at CSU's Wolstein Center 
WOIO-CBS 19 Action News
Grace Phillips '14

More than 50 teams each had to build a robot for the Aerial Assist competition, forming alliances with other robots to move a giant ball over a bar, through a wall, and into a giant box.


3.27.14: Hathaway Brown theater programs set
Cleveland Jewish News
Hathaway Brown Theatre Institute

Training sessions are open to children in first through fourth grades and students in fifth grade through college.


4.9.14: Hathaway Brown debate team advances to Elite 8
The Plain Dealer
Nitya Thakore '16, Aarathi Sahadevan '16, Debolina Ghosh '17

Hathaway Brown's International Public Policy Forum team of Nitya Thakore, Aarathi Sahadevan and Debolina Ghosh has made it to the Elite 8 in international competition after a 2-1 decision over Lamar High School from Houston, Texas. HB is one of three schools in the world and one of only two in the United States to make the top eight in the international competition in back-to-back years. 

4.9.14: Prom trends
The Plain Dealer
Emma Weyn

Emma Weyn, a senior at Hathaway Brown, says that she's less into the bling of this year's looks.  

4.10.14: Cleveland Arts listings for April 11-17
The Plain Dealer
Hathaway Brown Musical Theatre 

April 11: Hathaway Brown Musical Theatre Program at Nighttown. Cozy, sophisticated, pub-style eatery that is the region's best jazz club. Brings in an eclectic mix of national and local jazz and world-music performers. 

4.10.14: Hathaway Brown coach Meghan Brennan: Inside Roll Podcast
Varsity Lacrosse Coach Meghan Brennan

Possibly more than any other sport played by both genders, lacrosse differs significantly from the girls game to the boys. During the third installment of the Inside Roll Podcast, Hathaway Brown coach Meghan Brennan talks about how she feels these differences make girls lacrosse essentially a different sport from boys lacrosse. 

4.11.14: Hathaway Brown student wins engineering competition
West Side Sun
Kavya Ravichandran '16

Ravichandran was the grand prize winner at the Bridging Engineering, Science, and Technology (BEST) Medicine Competition held at the University of Akron on Saturday, March 22. The grand prize included a $500 cash award. She also earned the gold medal in Biomedical Engineering. 

4.15.14: News from Transitional Housing Inc.
Transitional Housing Inc.
Middle and Upper School GROW Foundations

THI would not operate efficiently without the wonderful volunteers that help with all different tasks. We've had many groups volunteer this year, including Hathaway Brown.

4.15.14: Lake Communicators present 2014 APEX awards
The News-Herald
Hathaway Brown Communications Office

Businesses of note during the awards included Villa Beach Communications, Company 119, Lakenetwork, Hathaway Brown School and Lake Metroparks for receiving multiple awards.

4.17.14: Hillary, Chelsea Clinton to chat with Hathaway Brown students via Skype
Hathaway Brown School

Hathaway Brown is one of four schools in the nation chosen for the Skype chat that is part of The Clinton Foundation's No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project, which looks at progress women and girls have made in the last 20 years. Students will have a chance to ask questions and share stories on camera.

4.17.14: Chelsea Clinton spills baby news to NE Ohio students
WJW - Fox 8
Hathaway Brown School

During an interview via Skype with 40 students from Hathaway Brown School in Shaker Heights, Chelsea said, “Marc and I are very excited that we have our first child arriving later this year.”

4.17.14: HB students chat with Hillary and Chelsea Clinton, who announced she's pregnant
Sun Press
Sue Roy '15, Sunny Roy '15, Director of Communication Kathleen Osborne

Actress America Ferrera moderated the town hall-style, live video chat from New York City. The Clintons appeared on the video chat live from New York City. Hathaway Brown was one of four schools in the nation tapped to take part in the conversation about issues facing women and girls. HB asked the first question of the day, delivered by twin sisters Sunny and Sue Roy, 17-year-old juniors. Both said they were nervous, but excited to talk to the Clintons.

4.25.14: Kim Ponsky, founder and photographer, Kim Ponsky Photography
Upper School Photography Teacher Kim Ponsky '98 

High school photography classes at Hathaway Brown were what first got Ponsky interested in the trade, but she didn't make it a profession until a stint in law school led her to realize she wanted to pursue creative endeavors. 

4.29.14: Dobbs receives American University's President's Award
American University Athletics
Alexis Dobbs '10 

"We are so proud of Alexis for being named as the President's Award recipient," said Director of Athletics Dr. Billy Walker. "There is no question Alexis exemplifies the ideals of American University--she's excelled in the classroom, on the court, and in our community all four of her years here at AU. She truly personifies what it is to be an American Eagle!"


4.30.14: Second Annual Artistic Muse Student Art Exhibit
The News-Herald
Middle School Art Teacher Joy Barton, Middle School Art students 

Euclid High School art teacher Meg Garbincus & Hathaway Brown Art teacher Joy Barton bring you student art, poetry, and music created by students of all ages. Also featuring art from "The Littlest Heroes."

5.8.14: Romona's Kids - Fighting Unicorns All- Girls' Robotics Team
WOIO-CBS 19 Action News
The Fighting Unicorns, HB Robotics Team 2399

Hathaway Brown's "Fighting Unicorns," one of Northeast Ohio's only all-girls' robotics teams, recently invited Romona Robinson to their workshop, pink tool belts and all!

5.2.14: Coaches suggest softball players to watch during postseason
USA Today High School Sports
Logan Paul '14

Logan Paul: The senior pitcher is a force in the circle and at the plate. Paul boasts a batting average over .700 and has driven in the majority of the Blazers' runs this spring. In the circle, she has recorded an average of 15 strikeouts per outing.

5.22.14: Setting up the regional finals: Girls Lacrosse Rundown
Varsity Lacrosse

Hathaway Brown earned a trip to the regional finals with a 13-10 win against Ottawa Hills in the semifinals against Notre Dame Academy. The Blazers defeated Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy, 17-3, and then Wooster, 12-4, in the first two rounds.

5.25.14: Beyond Baroque: Fire. Passion. Period.
Cleveland Magazine
Middle School Recorder Consort, Becca Lambright '15

More than 200 people took in a concert by Apollo's Fire musicians and Hathaway Brown students at this gala. Guests enjoyed a dinner and silent auction to benefit Apollo's Fire, an ensemble dedicated to performing music from the 17th and 18th centuries on period instruments. 

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