Strnad Fellowships in Creativity
Strnad Fellowships in Creativity allow students to independently pursue an interest with a creative outcome in a limitless number of subjects. Girls have written novels, created philanthropic organizations, designed computer games, built bicycles, written and directed musicals, designed and taught academic classes, put on concerts, created art installations, learned glassblowing, and much more.
Hannah created a video documentary about Egyptians' views of immigration to the United States.
Ryan explored historical propaganda techniques and images to create her own modern propaganda images on current issues.
Hayden and Kate recreated historic images of Cleveland and interviewed Cleveland natives for their book, Capturing Cleveland.
Chloe and Lauren developed an app to support their babysitting match-making business, Sitter Simple.
Michelle learned lettering and other paper-work techniques, creating handmade, sustainable greeting cards as a fundraiser for the World Resources Institute.
Cate created and published a teen-oriented magazine inspired by the New York Times Magazine.
Rose researched the relationship between social media and self-confidence in teens and documented HB students doing the things they love that fill them with self-confidence.
Emma researched her family roots in Europe and created a book to share images, stories, and her own reflections on her family history.
Amy studied fashion design and created costumes for Hathaway Brown's Upper School musical, The Addams Family.
Katrina created an original EP and music video.
Sinead created a murder mystery video game, including digital drawing, coding and storytelling.
Harleigh interviewed more than 50 Hathaway Brown alumnae for her book, From One Blazer to Another, sharing their experiences and advice with current HB students.
Tejal created an original podcast about the relationship between education and arranged marriages in India.
Anya wrote a full-length novel.
Amanda created a short video documentary about the psychological impacts of social media.
Sejal developed and delivered a mental health awareness initiative for Hathaway Brown's Upper School.
Emme recorded an EP of original songs.
Lina developed and delivered a series of classes for HB Upper School students exploring interdisciplinary perspectives on current issues.
Alexa created a short documentary about the history and health impacts of the American diet.
In 1981, Edna and her late husband, James J. “Budd” Strnad, established the Edna Dawley Strnad Fellowships in Creativity at Hathaway Brown. Buoyed by the couple’s generosity, generations of students have developed new talents, cracked codes, explored their artistic sides, studied a variety of disciplines, and found innovative ways of looking at—and allowing others to see—the world we inhabit together. Read more.
No other high school in the U.S. offers the experiential learning opportunities that HB girls have through the Strnad Fellowships in Creativity and Hathaway Brown School's other Fellowships in Applied Studies. They are elective, ungraded, tied to the core curriculum, and enable students to actively engage with transformative ideas and careers. Learn more.