June-August 2014
Volume XV

6.1.14: The Art & Spirit of Interior Architecture
Cassandra Johnson '84

The involvement of art and spirit within interior architecture is a process that can change one's experience and make a lasting impression. ... The author gives special thanks to University Hospitals Director of Construction Cassandra Johnson for her leadership contributions and support of the design vision.

6.1.14: Sword Play 
Northwestern Magazine
Courtney Dumas '11

Last year Dumas got a taste of the big time, fencing for the United States at the 2013 World University Games in Kazan, Russia -- a competition that is essentially the Olympics for college athletes. 


6.1.14: OAK students accepted into Hathaway Brown School Aspire Program
Call & Post
Aspire Program Director Camille Lipford Seals '02

"Aspire is a unique program especially designed to support young girls as they work to increase their awareness and investment in their learning, leadership and choices," stated Camille Seals, Executive Director of Aspire and Hathaway Brown graduate.


6.11.14: School's star shoots to US
The Cairns Post
Isabel Byrne '16

Isabel, 16, is believed to be the first regional student in Australia to receive a prestigious ASSIST scholarship and leaves for the US in August, also becoming the first ASSIST student to attend Hathaway Brown. 


6.13.14: Thespians step into spotlight at Hathaway Brown theater camp
Cleveland Jewish News
Hathaway Brown Theatre Institute

Fred Sternfeld, executive artistic director, said top actors and directors teach students like they’re actors. “Children are talented and creative, and bring a lot to the table,” he said. “Our camp offers professional training in a supportive environment that’s fun.”

6.15.14: Northeast Ohio Top Workplaces 2014
The Plain Dealer
Hathaway Brown School

“I strongly believe in the school's mission, especially its dedication to shaping a future of unbounded possibility for girls and young women; it is an honor to be part of that lofty goal.”

6.16.14: Schools help students get down to business
Crain's Cleveland Business
Director of the Center for Business & Finance Kevin Purpura

Purpura said when Hathaway Brown began experimenting with this type of programming five years ago, there was a tremendous amount of interest from students, parents and board members. “In my mind, we're not trying to push girls into business or push girls into becoming an entrepreneur, but we also know that these skills are vital if they are going to be successful in whatever they are doing,” he said.


6.17.14: Purdue's Versyp lands first for 2017
Lafayette Journal & Courier
Dani Lawson '17 

Dani Lawson was "totally shocked" by the scholarship offer presented by Purdue women's basketball coach Sharon Versyp on Monday. It didn't take the 6-foot-1 Ohio native long to accept. "It took a little bit of time, about five minutes. It was an easy decision," Lawson said.


6.20.14: Local students earn scholarships 
Sun Press
Nicole Chesnokov '14 

Hathaway Brown senior Nicole Chesnokov received a $100 Future Scholars Award from the Cleveland Association of Phi Beta Kappa. She was among 112 seniors honored for their academic achievements during a recent awards banquet.


6.23.14: Softball All-Stars 2014 
The Plain Dealer
Logan Paul '14 

Honorable Mention: Logan Paul, Hathaway Brown


6.26.14: Girls lacrosse All-Stars 2014
The Plain Dealer
Josie Strang '14

Honorable Mention: Josie Strang, Hathaway Brown  

7.23.14: Hathaway Brown campers perform Random Acts of Kindness
in downtown Cleveland 

NAIS Inspiration Lab
Leading for Life summer camp

In Cleveland’s Public Square, the girls cleaned all four garden areas and sidewalks of trash, handed out pennies for people to make free wishes in the fountains, held doors open for people entering or leaving Tower City, and handed out RAK stickers to encourage others to pass on the kindness.  

7.30.14: Broadway Actress Gay Marshall Meets with Cast of Hathaway Brown Theatre Institute's A CHORUS LINE
Hathaway Brown Theatre Institute 

"How moved I was to see such a professional level of performance from such sincere and talented kids," said Gay. "The voices were beautiful and straight from the heart and the acting was for real -- what more can you ask for in a show?"

8.1.14: Kids A to Z
Cleveland Magazine
Director of Middle School Sharon Baker 

"Rotating seasons allows kids to do all of their passions, but not all at the same time," says Hathaway Brown's Baker. "One or two things at a time allows them to throw themselves into the passion without costing family time or friendship time or just downtime. Downtime is the time for them to just recharge and relax and just be kids." 

8.7.14: Girls tennis top storylines, players and teams to watch in 2014
Varsity Tennis, Lauren Gillinov '17

Even though she played behind a state champion last season, Gillinov made quite the name for herself. And this year, she's only a sophomore. The road ahead looks wide open for the underclassman in the brown and gold.


 8.11.14: Field hockey key dates, players and teams to watch in 2014 
Varsity Field Hockey, Mackenzie Meals '15, Riley Whitmyer '15

It's a younger team than usual for the Blazers, but that doesn't mean they won't challenge for the league title. 


8.21.14: High School: Customize a Course Load for Your Teenager
Your Teen
Director of College Counseling Dr. Terry McCue

“Make good choices,” advises Terry McCue, head of college counseling for Hathaway Brown School in Shaker Heights, Ohio. “But, don’t drop disciplines too early.” 


9.1.14: Cheer Squad 
Cleveland Magazine
Janavi Goldblum '15

Goldblum, who is involved in four different singing groups at Hathaway Brown, loves to be in front of an audience. "Last year, I spent the year as a Soprano 1. I was able to really stretch my vocal cords and hit those high notes," she says. "I just love it. If I'm not baking or studying, then I'm singing." 

9.1.14: School Works 
Cleveland Magazine
Rebecca Graham's Middle School French students' Crepes for Cameroon

If things ended there, it would be a sweet little story. But it gets better. When the village's parents and teachers heard about the effort, they matched the funds, which was enough to provide school supplies to 100 kids for the entire year. 

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