January-March 2015
Volume XVII

12.22.14: Hathaway Brown's Lauren Gillinov is high school athlete of the week
Time Warner SportsChannel High School Sports Insider (19:00 mark)
Lauren Gillinov '17

Lauren Gillinov of Hathaway Brown is only a sophomore, but she already has the right stuff to be a state champion and be named Athlete of the Week. 


12.22.14: Hathaway Brown senior Riley Whitmyer wins cleveland.com
Field Hockey Goalie of the Year 2014

Riley Whitmyer '15

Being a senior always means being a leader, but when you have four different coaches in four years like Hathaway Brown goalie Riley Whitmyer, you have an even bigger role on your team.

12.22.14: See cleveland.com field hockey All-Stars, coach of the year, honorable mentions 2014 (poll)
Mackenzie Meals '15, Gabriel Moss '15, Riley Whitmyer '15,
Maren Butler '17, Alexia Jones '17

The 2014 field hockey season was a big one in Northeast Ohio.


1.5.15: Bill Christ to retire as Hathaway Brown's head of school in 2016
Crain's Cleveland Business
Head of School Bill Christ, Board President Paul Matsen

“While this is indeed a sad moment for us, Bill is leaving HB standing in extremely good stead,” Paul Matsen, board of trustees president, wrote in a letter accompanying Christ’s announcement. “HB is enjoying record enrollment and the strongest endowment in school history,” Matsen wrote. “Our new Strategic Plan, now being implemented, emphasizes and underscores HB’s strengths while it outlines practical action steps that will allow our next Head of School to seize all the opportunities and rise to the challenges that the future brings.”


1.6.15: Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Edith Spivey answers 6 questions: Varsity Timeout
Assistant Varsity Basketball Coach Edith Spivey

I retired from teaching health and physical education. So once I did that, I gave up the program at Shaw High School and then a gentleman got me into going over to Gross Schechter Day School for three seasons to coach. When Hathaway Brown girls basketball coach Paul Barlow saw me, he asked for me to come over and become an assistant coach. He was the first and only coach that asked me once I retired, so I felt honored to do that and told him that I would love to come work with him.


1.9.15: Girls tennis All-Stars 2014: Hathaway Brown's Lauren Gillinov wins top award
The Plain Dealer
Lauren Gillinov '17, Catherine Areklett '17, Ally Persky '17,
Varsity Tennis Coach Nora Myers

Player of the Year: Lauren Gillinov; Tennis All-Stars: Catherine Areklett, Ally Persky; Coach of the Year: Nora Myers

1.15.15: Youth, police and race
cleveland.com (video, slideshow)
Gina Bompiedi '16, Kyra Germany '15, Amber Glendell '16

Dozens of Cleveland area high school students attended the City Club of Cleveland's Youth Forum today to talk about issues of racism, violence, and police brutality in the wake of the shooting death of 12-year old Tamir Rice.

1.18.15: 2015 Tri-C High School Rock Off: Peach, Tessa Murthy and Three Legged Chairs take Round 4
The Plain Dealer
Tessa Murthy '15

Type of music: Piano rock. Band members: Tessa Murthy, keyboard, senior, 18. School: Hathaway Brown School. Years in Rock Off: Two (was part of last year's winning band, Backstage Politics). Influences: Billy Joel, Elton John, Ben Folds. Best song: "Wish Not, Want Not," because it tells a story every musician can relate to.


1.23.15: Students bring home awards in the classics, art and science
Sun Press
Emily Imka '15, Becca Lambright '15, Isabella Nilsson '16, Kacey Gill '16, Lauren Kahn '15, Emily Spencer '15, Emily Amjad '15

Hathaway Brown School students garner numerous art and science awards from the Scholastic Art & Writing competition and Intel Science Talent Search. 


1.27.15: Mastering the College Admissions Process
The Sound of Ideas - 90.3 WCPN ideastream
Director of College Counseling Dr. Terry McCue, Sunny Roy '15, Sue Roy '15

There are a ton of questions before you set foot on a college campus, much less take your first exam: Which college is the right fit for my interests? How can I increase my chances of getting in? How the heck am I going to pay for it? And will the investment be worth it in the long run?


1.29.15: Make picking a summer camp as easy as 1-2-3
Cleveland Jewish News
Director of Broad Horizons & Vacation Camp Siva Grossman

“Parents need to see whether or not a camp will meet their needs,” said Siva Grossman, director of Broad Horizons Camp at Hathaway Brown. “They need to think about whether they need before and after care and how long the camp day will be. We are one of the few day camps where we do flexible scheduling, which is really important to most families because they’re not committed to coming here for a full six weeks. They can pick and choose the weeks that fit their schedule.”


2.7.15: 19 Incredibly Impressive Students at Cornell
Business Insider
Nia Marshall '13

Marshall, a forward, just won't quit making records. This season she became the first Cornell women's basketball player to score 30 points in a game three times in a season.


2.8.15: Speakers Inspire Curiosity at TEDxSHHS
The Shakerite
Director of the Center for Leadership & Well-Being Koyen Shah

Koyen Shah’s speech related her co-founding of Hathaway Brown’s ASPIRE program. As she detailed influencing young girls to change the world, she attempted to motivate the audience as well.


2.12.15: Moving beyond sticker price, help there for paying for college
Cleveland Jewish News
Director of College Counseling Dr. Terry McCue 

“For many families, having an understanding of the financial situation, that needs to precede in some ways what you’re going to be looking at college-wise,” McCue said. “It’s not something to be left to the very end. For most families, it should be one of the first conversations and first inquiries.”

2.12.15: Teen Biz | Lauren Kahn | Lauren Ash Jewelry
Cleveland Jewish News
Lauren Kahn '15  

Hathaway Brown senior Lauren Kahn started her business, Lauren Ash Jewelry, in 2010 and began selling her designs on Etsy.com in 2012. A member of B’nai Jeshurun Congregation in Pepper Pike, Kahn makes personalized stamped metal and wire jewelry, such as earrings saying “love” or “hope,” ear cuffs, and necklaces. 

2.15.15: Oh What A Night for Day
Go Duke
Upper School History teacher Ali Day 

January 25, 1995: The ball hit the rim and took numerous bounces as the crowd of 5,000 anxiously waited to see if the game would end or head into overtime. After what felt like an eternity, the ball fell through the net, sealing the win for Duke and earning the Blue Devils their first win against North Carolina at home since 1991.

3.1.15: Hello, Summer!
Cleveland Magazine
Director of College Counseling Dr. Terry McCue, Morgan Whaley '16 

"You do not have to spend a single penny to have a very valid summer of growth," McCue says. "It can involve work. It can involve volunteering." ... "Summer is a time when I'm free. I don't have to worry about going to school, so it's the best time to try something new," Morgan says. "Taking Arabic was kind of an impulse decision, but I wanted to take advantage of the opportunity because I love to try new things. It was amazing." 

3.1.15: Digital Grade Books 
Cleveland Magazine
Associate Head of School Sue Sadler

"The technology can take the mystery out of how you are getting the grade you are getting," affirms Sue Sadler, associate head of school and director of the Upper School at Hathaway Brown, which has been using a digital grade book for two years. 

3.1.15: Ask the Experts
Cleveland Magazine
Director of the Center for Global Citizenship Joe Vogel

"Global education is a critical and fundamental part of 21st-century education, especially with emphasis on the non-Western world," says Joe Vogel. "The world is extremely interconnnected, and the trend in the world across every field is globalization. This prepares students for the world they live in so they can define success in a multitude of ways. It changes students forever."


3.4.15: Mary Motch double-podium winner in state meet
Chagrin Valley Times
Mary Motch '16 

On Hathaway Brown’s fourth-place team, which totaled 161 points, junior Mary Motch, of Chagrin Falls, was a double-podium finisher for the Lady Blazers after finishing ninth and 10th in her events last season. During Friday’s competition, Motch took sixth in the 50 freestyle in 24.10 seconds and eighth in the 100 freestyle in 52.47 seconds.

3.9.15: Hathaway Brown girls basketball players, coaches reflect on retirement of Coach Paul Barlow
Varsity Basketball, JV Basketball Coach Julie Lozon '07, Assistant Varsity Basketball Coach Edith Spivey, Varsity Basketball Coach Paul Barlow

Barlow ends his career with a record of 246-127. He has won five state championships at Hathaway Brown, finished as state runner-up twice, made 10 district title appearances, won eight district titles and seven regional titles. Under the leadership of Barlow, the program won 37 consecutive playoff games during 2009-14 seasons.


3.11.15: Teen scientists compete with breakthrough ideas
CBS This Morning
Emily Spencer '15  

President Obama will meet with some of the country's brightest young minds, in Washington for the Intel Science Talent Search. Forty high school seniors vied for a $150,000 top prize for their experiments and discoveries. Wyatt Andrews reports on how their contributions could be invaluable.

3.11.15: Cleveland area 'Makers' share stories meant to inspire high school girls
Sun Press
Hathaway Brown Center for Leadership & Well-Being, Katie Deegan '17

Ten Cleveland-area Makers were celebrated at Hathaway Brown School's Worldwide Communications Center Tuesday, March 10. Each woman shared stories of pain, resiliency, and purpose with young girls from HB and six area high schools: Saint Martin de Porres High School, the Cleveland School of the Arts, Laurel School, the North Star Collaborative, Shaker Heights High School, and the Cleveland School of Science and Medicine's John Hay campus.

3.12.15: Tablets + technology = winning combination
Cleveland Jewish News
Director of Academic Technology Barry Kallmeyer

Whether it’s prohibiting cell phone usage in classrooms or blocking Facebook and Twitter on school wireless networks, education and technology have long had a mixed relationship.
“It’s a shame that kids go to school and the technology is sort of left at the door,” said Barry Kallmeyer, director of academic technology at Hathaway Brown School in Shaker Heights.


3.12.15: Principle issue in first visit to principal’s office: stay calm
Cleveland Jewish News
Counseling Director Lisa Lurie, MS Learning Specialist Renee Hedges

A child’s disciplinary issue can lead to a wide range of emotions for child and parent alike. Parents may take such issues personally, feeling they’re the result of a parenting failure. This can lead them to lose perspective in their response.


3.14.15: Nia Marshall Named First-Team All-Ivy
Cornell Big Red
Nia Marshall '13 

Marshall was named the Ivy League Player of the Week four times this season (Dec. 22, Dec. 29, Jan. 12, Feb. 15), and on three of those occasions (Dec. 22, Dec. 29, Jan. 12) she was also named the College Sports Madness Ivy League Player of the Week.


3.14.15: Perfect Princeton is Ready to Dance
ESPN SportsCenter
Vanessa Smith '13

The only undefeated women's basketball team in the country, the Ivy League champion Princeton Tigers look to take their place among the sport's elite.


3.15.15: Savoy Magazine Announces the Most Influential Black Lawyers of 2015
Savoy Magazine
Inajo Davis Chappell '78 

With the release of their spring issue, Savoy announces their 2015 Most Influential Black Lawyers featured list. The listing is comprised of the “best of the best” of Black lawyers that are partners within leading national law firms and also corporate counsel from Fortune 1000 corporations.


3.16.15:  His mother was an addict, his stepfather a wife beater and now he's a juvenile court judge with a powerful story: Michael K. McIntyre's Tipoff
The Plain Dealer
Lauren Ryan '09 

He beams when he considers the lives of his two children, Lauren, a graduate of Hathaway Brown High School and Allegheny College who is studying for her master's degree at Baldwin Wallace, and Michael, a high school senior and one of the stars of the St. Edward High School basketball team.


3.16.15: AP Division II All-Ohio: See which local girls basketball players were selected for 2015
Dani Lawson '17

The 2014-15 Associated Press Division II All-Ohio girls basketball team, based on the recommendations of a media panel, include Honorable Mention: Dani Lawson of HB.


3.20.15: Counselor Iribas highlights "commitment" to the internationalization of the Navarran education system
navarro.es (Spain)
HB Center for Global Citizenship Spain program

American students are completing their studies at Hathaway Brown School in Cleveland, Ohio, where they are studying Spanish as a second language. They have traveled to Pamplona for two weeks, during which time they will stay with families from el Colegio Miravalles-El Redín while they work on perfecting their Spanish as well as familiarize themselves with both Spanish and Navarran folklore.

3.29.15: Parker Hannifin volunteers support high school robotic competition 
The Plain Dealer
Melody DS Buca '17

Sixteen-year-old Melody Buca, a student at Hathaway Brown in Shaker Heights, has been programming robots since she was eight. That's half her life, which is pretty impressive. Melody's experience and comfort level with technology are assets she brings to the Hathaway Brown Fighting Unicorns 2399 team.


3.30.15: Jazzed for Summer
Cleveland Magazine
Upper School Choral Director Laura Main Webster '91, Director of Summer Programs Jason Habig

This wasn't just any jazz concert. It was my 14-year-old daughter, Carolina, singing at this incredible venue, the only place in Ohio on Downbeat's list of the Best Jazz Clubs in the World. And, while I think she's gifted (after all, I am her mom), she's not a jazz vocal prodigy. This was the culminating performance of her summer camp, Hathaway Brown School's Solo Voice Intensive, led by the school's director of vocal arts and professional jazz singer Laura Webster.


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