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Class of 2018 Urged to “Think Like the Scientists You Are” at Historic Riverside Church Graduation

The Riverside Church in the City of New York was the site of the graduation of St. Hilda's & St. Hugh's class of 2018. Thirty-three students earned diplomas this year and were exhorted by commencement speaker Kari Nesbit, Lower School Science Teacher, to "think like the scientists you are," to make the world a better place.

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Alumna Actor Greets the Class of 2018: “Be Confident Enough to Be Kind”

The class of 2018 was welcomed into the alumni family by a 2007 graduate, Coral Peña. Peña, an actor who appeared this year in Steven Spielberg’s The Post with Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, spoke at a dinner for St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s eighth graders and their parents. While she talked about her Hollywood mentors, Peña reserved her highest praise for her St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s classmates and teachers—many of whom are still on the faculty.

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National Library Month: Showcasing the C.V. Starr Library and Learning Center
The C.V. Starr Library and Learning Center is one of St. Hilda's & St. Hugh's treasures, offering students, families, and faculty rich resources and ample space for reading, research, and exploration. In honor of National Library Month, this month we will showcase the library’s many resources: this week, two online encyclopedias, World Book (WorldBookOnline.com) and Scholastic Go! (go.scholastic.com). 
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February Food Challenge: 100 Items for 100 Days of School

February, students at St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s embraced a challenge to support their neighbors at Broadway Community Food Pantry and Ford Hall: to collect 100 food items and kitchen supplies per grade by the 100th day of school. On the final day of the challenge, junior kindergarten and fifth grade students delivered bags and boxes of food and supplies and spent time in the Broadway Community pantry, learning about how their donations will be shared in the community.

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Renowned Scottish Brass Musician to Speak in Chapel Feb. 5

Renowned Scottish trumpeter, composer, and educator John Wallace CBE will visit St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s on Monday, Feb. 5. Parents are welcome to join us in Chapel at 10 a.m., when Mr. Wallace will speak with lower and upper division students. Parents, faculty, and students are also invited to attend a concert at Christ and St. Stephen’s Church on Monday, Feb. 12, at 7:30 p.m., at which Brass Band Director Sandy Coffin will be presenting a program of Mr. Wallace’s compositions.

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