April-June 2015
Volume XVIII

4.1.15: 'Fighting Unicorns' work to build robots
WKYC-TV 3 News
HB Robotics Team 2399; MacKenzie Hridel '15, Jordan Purpura '15,
Hanna Keyerleber '17, Lauren Egts '17

Meet the "Fighting Unicorns." They are a team of girls from Hathaway Brown School who have an interest in robotics. They will compete in the upcoming World Championships in St. Louis next month. 


4.5.15: Reinvention: How Lake View Cemetery is changing public perception, staff culture
The Plain Dealer
Kathy Goss '74 

Kathy Goss, the president and chief executive officer at Lake View, has been working hard for the last five years to change both public perceptions and the culture at the organization.

4.8.15: Princeton Claims National Best Five All-Americas, Including 1st-Team Trio
Go Princeton Tigers
Rachel Leizman '12

Senior captain Alex Lunt and junior Rachel Leizman both earned Second-Team All-America honors; it was the first All-America honor for either Princeton player.


4.8.15: Hathaway Brown selects Michael Coreno as new girls basketball coach
Head Varsity Basketball Coach Michael Coreno

He has been a basketball coach for 20 years, 15 seasons as a head coach and he spent the past three years with Beachwood. The Benedictine graduate enters Hathaway Brown with a varsity record of 227-117, which includes a state semifinal appearance, four regional final appearances, and seven district final appearances, winning four of them.


4.22.15: The Fighting Unicorns charge into robotics competition with open source edge 
Open Source 
HB Robotics Team 2399, Lauren Egts '17 (author)

Open source has a strong tie to the FIRST value of gracious professionalism. What it boils down to is sharing what you know with others. There are countless other ways that open source is used in FIRST. Teams embrace a culture of sharing and learning for the good of all—an open source culture. And, at all levels of the program, from grade school to high school, kids are being taught numerous skills—including the value of open source.


4.23.15: Staying nearby for summer camp may make kids feel at home
Cleveland Jewish News
Director of Summer Programming Jason Habig

For a child, there may be no more frightening experience than entering a room full of strangers. School-run camps help dodge that dilemma. “They know the campus,” said Jason Habig, director of summer camp programming at Hathaway Brown. “They know the instructors. They know a lot of the students who are coming. Socially, they feel like they fit in from day one.”

4.25.15: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey: You won't be able to put this book down,
say Camryn Parsons and her father, Scott

Your Teen
Director of the Osborne Writing Center Scott Parsons, Camryn Parsons '19

I cannot lie and say that this book did not scare me. It scared me a lot. But that is what made it so great. This is not a novel about your average teenagers struggling to make it through high school. 

5.1.15: Lawson sisters selected to tryout for USA team
Varsity Basketball Assistant Coach Edith Spivey, Dani Lawson '17

Spivey remains active in coaching, but retired from Shaw after 25 years and led the Cardinals to their most impressive years to date; Sisters Kayden and Dani Lawson have been invited to tryout for the USA U16 team in Colorado May 21-25. Kayden is an eighth grade student at Brady Middle School while Dani is a sophomore and member of the Hathaway Brown Blazers.


5.10.15: FIRST Robotics Greater Pittsburgh Regional Tournament (video)
HB Robotics Team 2399; MacKenzie Hridel '15 (10:13 mark)

Over 1,200 high school students comprising 54 teams from the Pittsburgh area, six states, and Ontario, Canada, made the trip to CalU for three full days of singing, dancing, and--oh, yeah--a robotics competition.


5.11.15: Daughter Makes Thesis Project 11 Years Later Out of Inspiring
Lunchbox Notes From Her Mom

Good Morning America
Stephanie Skylar '78 

When Stephanie Skylar started writing daily notes to her daughter in the sixth grade, she never imagined what they would become 11 years later.


5.11.15: Palmer Trinity School Hosts Third Annual GEBG Global Educators Conference
Digital Journal
Director of the Center for Global Citizenship and Global Education Benchmark Group
Executive Director Joe Vogel

Palmer Trinity School recently hosted the largest gathering of global secondary educators at the Third Annual Global Educators Conference. The conference, sponsored by the Global Education Benchmark Group (GEBG), took place on April 24-25. More than 230 were in attendance from around the world.


5.19.15: Watch Lawson sisters play HORSE before Olympic team tryouts (video)
Dani Lawson '17

Sophomore Dani Lawson and her sister have one thing in common. Not just that they share the same last name, but because they have aspirations to become great basketball players in the future. The two sisters, separated by a few years, will have an opportunity to do that as they compete for a spot on the USA Basketball U16 girls team in Colorado Springs, Colorado from May 23-27.


5.27.15: Retiring Hathaway Brown teacher Kathy Englehart embodies heart of storytelling
Sun Press
EC and Prime Librarian Kathy Englehart, Preschool teacher Elizabeth Dreyfuss (author)

Kathy Englehart is retiring from Hathaway Brown school, where she has created a shrine of books so lovely that one wants to rally for paper and pen with an ardent appeal.


5.29.15: Parker Explores Augmented Reality Solutions to Market and Sell Complex Technologies
Parker Live 
Melody DS Buca '17, Julia Javorsky '17 

Melody Buca and Julia Javorsky supported the effort to apply the augmentation software to Parker's engineering models. The high school students worked at Parker's offices once a week for three months, with additional time dedicated to the project on nights and weekends.

6.1.15: First High School Final Competition Receives High Marks
Skating Magazine
Hathaway Brown Figure Skating Team

The competition was graced by the presence of Olympic champion Carol Heiss Jenkins, who had a student competing at the event, along with her Olympic champion husband Hayes Jenkins, and Hayes' brother, Olympic champion David Jenkins. 

6.11.15: Physical Education critical even as budgets diminish
Cleveland Jewish News
Director of Physical Education Denise Keary 

Successful physical education draws on a child’s natural inclination to move and channels it in a productive and sustainable manner. It both teaches and leaves a child with positive memories of what exercise can achieve. Jones said he hopes a varied curriculum helps University School students find an activity that they love – and that they want to keep doing. Keary said physical education fits nicely into the school’s motto of “we learn not for school, but for life.”

6.18.15: Two High School Interns Return to the GVIS for the Summer
NASA Glenn Research Center Graphics & Visualization Lab
Lauren Egts '17

Nick Patterson, of Midview High School, and Lauren Egts, from Hathaway Brown School, return to the GVIS Lab this summer. We are very happy to have them back! They will be working on testing out a variety of new augmented and virtual reality technologies.

6.24.15: Hathaway Brown learns for life
Chagrin Valley Times
Li Stebner '15, Benita Pearson '81 

After the school celebrated its 139th Commencement ceremony on June 5, all 93 members of the Class of 2015 will continue their studies at some of the best colleges and universities in the world.  

6.26.15: "Rent" kicks off Hathaway Brown's summer Theatre Institute; Former HB administrator writes book about Florence 
Sun Press
Hathaway Brown Theatre Institute; former MS Director Nancy West

The Hathaway Brown Theatre Institute (HBTI) will present "Rent: The School Edition," a Tony- and Pulitzer-Prize winning rock musical, from July 3 through 12. Other Institute musicals this summer will include Little Women, July 17-26, and Oklahoma!, July 31 – Aug. 9. 

Nancy West, who spent more than 20 years at the school, has written "All' Anno Prossimo: An American Woman's Twelve-Year Love Affair with Florence." It's a collection of her insights and musings about the Italian city where she spent 12 consecutive annual sojourns.

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