September-December 2014
Volume XVI

4.1.14: Profile: Emma Picht, Exchange student from Hathaway Brown School in the USA
Semper - Ravenswood School for Girls magazine
Emma Picht '17

“I’ve always wanted to see the world, but I didn’t have the opportunity until I reached high school and they started offering international exchanges and trips. I also wanted to know what having a sister was like. I’m an only child, so that was another part of it.”


8.15.14: High school girls soccer players to watch 
The Plain Dealer
Sabrina Kunimoto '17

Sabrina Kunimoto, Hathaway Brown, Sophomore.: Kunimoto started every game as a freshman at forward. She scored five goals and is one of the Blazers' top returning scorers.

8.28.14: CiCi Bellis loses in three sets, but fellow
American Nicole Gibbs tops No. 23 seed

The Washington Post
Nicole Gibbs '11

Gibbs, 21, served for the match twice in the second set but got broken both times. After dropping the second-set tiebreaker, she broke Pavlyuchenkova in her first service game of the third set en route to the win.


8.29.14: Nicole Gibbs: From college all the way to the top at the US Open
Tennis World
Nicole Gibbs '11

Twelve months ago, Nicole Gibbs was an amateur. A college student and a tennis player, both part-time. Majoring in Economics, Nicole was just one year away from her college degree. Tennis? It was the future, but still a dream. And the US Open was the biggest of her dreams. Not that she hadn't played it yet, Nicole had already played it five times.


9.1.14: Four Ulmer & Berne partners recognized as 2015
Lawyers of the Year by Best Lawyers in America

Ulmer & Berne LLP 
Inajo Davis Chappelle '78

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey. Over 50,000 leading attorneys cast more than 5.5 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas.


9.1.14: Training the family on pet basics
Northeast Ohio Parent
Bridget Babcox '15 

Having an obedient, well-adjusted dog means both parents and kids have to "train" themselves first. Though the process might seem intimidating for busy families, the benefits that result from it far outweigh any difficulties it presents.

9.1.14: The Colorful Life of Larchmere's Margaret Mueller
Shaker Square Area Development Corporation - the SHAD Connection
Margaret Mueller '47

If you've ever eaten at Felice Urban Cafe, the restaurant housed in a restored home on Larchmere Boulevard, chances are that you've met Margaret Mueller.

9.11.14: National Merit Scholarship semifinalists named
The Plain Dealer
Bridget Babcox '15, Tessa Murthy '15, Sanjana Roy '15, Charlotte Tse '15, Rebecca Weinberger '15

About 1.4 million high school juniors entered the National Merit Scholarship program this year. About 90 percent of the semifinalists are expected to become finalists, but they first must fulfill several requirements. About 7,600 will win National Merit Scholarships worth about $33 million, from the National Merit organization, universities and businesses..


9.16.14: Hathaway Brown girls golfer Amanda Bingaman answers 6 questions
Amanda Bingaman '15

With nearly her whole family being involved in golf, Hathaway Brown senior Amanda Bingaman has plenty of people to give her advice on her game. "I like it just because they know what is going on when they come and watch with me," Bingaman said. "They know what's happening. I really enjoy it because I can just go out and play with my brothers."


9.18.14: Players of the Week: September 18, 2014
The Plain Dealer
Gabriel Moss '15

Field Hockey: Gabriel Moss, Hathaway Brown. What Gabriel did last week: In 3-0 win against Ottawa Hills, her fast pace play kept the attack going and she had one goal and one assist. Q: How have you grown as a player over the past four years? A: I've become more of a team player. I'm less focused on my own skills and more on the team's goals and what we want to do overall.


9.19.14: Be Well, Lead Well 
National Coalition of Girls' Schools
Center for Leadership & Well-Being 

"Be Well, Lead Well" discussions will revolve around the intersection of leadership, resilience, and wellness. Featured speaker Rachel Simmons argues we must define girls' leadership in a way that is directly linked to the practice of self-care and self-compassion. We are enormously grateful to the Hathaway Brown School for allowing us to adopt the title of their successful leadership and wellness initiative, "Be Well, Lead Well," for this symposium.


9.23.14: Hathaway Brown girls tennis claims No. 1 spot in OTCAWeek 2 poll
The Plain Dealer
Ariana Iranpour '14, Varsity Tennis 

Hathaway Brown may have graduated 2013 Division II singles champion Ariana Iranpour, but this Blazers' team is still rolling. Hathaway Brown grabbed the No. 1 spot in the Division II OTCA poll.


9.23.14: Simone Billings' Haute Chapeau to hold vintage hat auction
The Plain Dealer
Simone Billings '09

"Haute Chapeau is geared towards women who are fearlessly chic and unapologetic," she says. "It's for women who pride themselves on being creative, forward thinking and globally aware." Billings is a graduate of Hathaway Brown in Shaker Heights and has a degree in Fashion Merchandising from Philadelphia University. Her goal for this auction is to raise money for Cross-Cultural Solutions to improve education for women and children in Morocco.


9.25.14: Field Hockey hot streaks: Best of the Beat
Maren Butler '17 

Sophomore Maren Butler is one of the reasons that the future is so bright for Hathaway Brown. Last week, she had three goals and an assist over a three-game stretch. 

9.25.14: ingenuity fest marks 10 years with engines of ingenuity summit
Annie Weiss '09 

Perhaps the most significant addition to Ingenuity Fest this year is the Engines of Ingenuity Summit on Saturday, September 27 at the Great Lakes Science Center. Weiss says the summit grew out of the feedback from prior attendees. “We saw an opportunity for this market,” she says. “I feel like there are a lot of summits for entrepreneur startups or corporate businesses, but not a lot of connections between the two. We wanted to bring unlikely conversations to the event.” 

9.29.14: 90-year-old resident begins a new chapter
Heights Observer
Lois Jeavons '42 

Local author Lois Jeavons grew up in Shaker Heights during an era one often thinks about while driving down the tree-lined roads of our local communities. Having lived much of her life in Northeast Ohio, she has insight into a period of history in which this region experienced some of its lowest lows and highest highs.

10.1.14: Added Dimension 
Cleveland Magazine
Director of the Center for Technology & Invention James Allen, Team 2399

Hathaway Brown School, an independent girls' school in Shaker Heights, received a 3-D printer last winter. With a long history of providing hands-on tools for girls, such as woodworking machines, Hathaway Brown students were eager to try the new technology. The school's robotics team, nicknamed the Fighting Unicorns, used the 3-D printer to design and print practical parts for its robot, including plastic casings to shield a camera.

10.8.14: New-Look Attack: Seniors Evans and Kirby guide freshmen
as the Ivy League champions reload

Princeton Alumni Weekly
Sydney Kirby '11  

"She really is a general out there," head coach Kristen Holmes-Winn said of Kirby. "She's very aggressive, which is great; I think it feeds into our mentality, and I think she's learning when she needs to rein it in and when she can go for it."

10.9.14: Scouting report for 2014 field hockey district tournament
Varsity Field Hockey Coach Brooke Edwards, Riley Whitmyer '15

Although it's a young team, Hathaway Brown has developed nicely under coach Brooke Edwards. With just 12 goals allowed in the team's first 14 games, Whitmyer is as tough as they come to get a goal against.


10.11.14: Fifteen area girls tennis players qualify for state tournament: Division II Canton District
Lauren Gillinov '17, Catherine Areklett '17, Allyson Persky '17

The Division II District Tennis Tournament in Canton concluded with Hathaway Brown’s Lauren Gillinov and the team of Catherine Areklett and Allyson Persky winning the singles and doubles championship respectively.

10.13.14: Hathaway Brown's Family Food Fest educates the community about healthy lifestyles
Sun Press
Director of  Early Childhood and Primary School Admission Kristin Kuhn,
Pre-K Teacher Julie Harris, Director of Communication Kathleen Osborne 

Hence the need for Hathaway Brown's Family Food Fest held Saturday, October 11, from 9 a.m. to Noon. The timely event marked HB's premier effort to bring several organizations together in one setting with a plan to address the importance of fitness and healthy eating.
Dozens of families attended and learned techniques great for home use. In the school's atrium, vendors provided organic, natural foods for sampling.


10.18.14: Hathaway Brown's Lauren Gillinov wins girls state tennis singles title; Catherine Areklett/Ally Persky Runners-Up in doubles
The Plain Dealer
Lauren Gillinov '17, Catherine Areklett '17, Ally Persky '17 

Eight Northeast Ohio girls tennis players entered Elysium Tennis Center as the two-day tournament concluded. One exited with a fourth-place medal, three with third-place medals, three with second-place medals and one with a state singles title.

10.20.14: Emily Weinberg Named to BIG EAST Honor Roll
Georgetown University Hoya Athletics
Emily Weinberg '12

Emily Weinberg (Shaker Heights, Ohio/Hathaway Brown) was named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll on Monday after scoring two goals for the Hoyas over the weekend. The midfielder scored two of the team's three goals en route to a 3-0 shutout over Colgate on Multi Sport Field on Sunday afternoon. The two goals are the most scored by one player in a single game during the 2014 season. 

10.28.14: Hathaway Brown field hockey player Mackenzie Meals answers 7 questions: Varsity Timeout
Mackenzie Meals '15

Q: What are you going to miss most about playing at Hathaway Brown? A: "I'll definitely miss my teammates. Since freshman year, I've made so many friends. I've bonded with everyone and we saw each other everyday and worked hard towards one single goal."


10.29.14:  Children's author visiting schools
Early Childhood and Primary School Librarian Kathy Englehart

American storyteller, author, and illustrator Patricia Polacco will visit Hathaway Brown School on Monday. HB is the first stop on Polacco's Northeast Ohio tour. She will also visit Laurel, Hawken, Gesu Catholic and Bryden Elementary schools, and Cleveland Schools Book Fund.


10.29.14:  Teen entrepreneurs pitch food ideas for Q Arena
Chagrin Valley Times
Hanna Brinn '16, Katie Raguz '16

Pitchfest featured students from 10 area independent schools who were tasked to come up with a creative food concession idea, then develop an effective “elevator pitch” to sell their idea. All of the schools participating in Pitchfest are part of The Veale Youth Entrepreneurship Forum, which provides students with exceptional education and real-world experiences in entrepreneurship.  


10.30.14:  To honor school alumna Margaret Hamilton,
Hathaway Brown students to perform Wizard of Oz

Sun Press
Margaret Hamilton '21, Theatre Director Molly Cornwell

To mark the 75th anniversary of the release of the MGM classic, The Wizard of Oz, Hathaway Brown students will perform an updated version of the show from Nov. 14 – Nov. 16. In doing so, they will also honor Margaret Hamilton, a member of the Hathaway Brown class of 1921 who played the unforgettable role of the Wicked Witch of the West in the 1939 film.


11.11.14:  Hathaway Brown students perform Wizard of Oz
Margaret Hamilton '21, Wizard of Oz Cast

Margaret Hamilton, a member of the Hathaway Brown class of 1921, immortalized the role of the Wicked Witch of the West in the 1939 MGM classic The Wizard of Oz. To mark the 75th anniversary of the film's release, from November 14-16, Hathaway Brown students will be performing the beloved American play in her honor. 


11.15.14:  Extended Forecast 
CBC magazine
Margie Carpenter '75

A recent survey by the Federal Reserve reveals that, on average, those between the ages of 55 and 64 have $111,000 in retirement assets. For Margie Carpenter, a financial advisor whose business, Bell Tower LLC, caters to mid-life, independent women, that number is cause for serious concern. 


11.20.14:  SAIS Partners with GEBG on Endorsement
SAIS - Southern Association of Independent Schools
Director of the Center for Global Citizenship Joe Vogel

GEBG’s current Executive Director is Joe Vogel, Director of the Center for Global Citizenship at Hathaway Brown School in Shaker Heights, Ohio. He says the endorsement is really the culmination of the work GEBG has been doing for the last seven years, and they anticipate it will quickly become a preferred benchmark for global education programs.


11.24.14:  Ohio Lottery Partners in Education Shining Star
Time Warner Cable Sports Channel
Alley Keresztesy '16

Alley Keresztesy, a member of the Blazers Varsity Volleyball team, shines on and off the court. 


12.11.14:  Author, illustrator Patricia Polacco delighted children with visit to HB
Hathaway Brown Primary School, Kathryn Riddle '68 

Award-winning children's book author and illustrator Patricia Polacco enthralled her young audience at Hathaway Brown Scho0ol during her recent special appearance there. 


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