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Alumni Profile: Janos Martin ’96 Campaigns for Public Office, and for Kindness

A lawyer and criminal justice reformer, Janos Marton ’96 most recently led the campaign to close the Rikers Island Jail Complex. Janos is still driven by the values his teachers imparted—morality, civics, and service to community. “It’s so important to remember how far you can get by caring about the people around you and showing a little kindness,” Janos says.
 

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Second Graders Bridge Disciplines, Cultures, and Continents through Technology

Technology classes at St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s build upon the curriculum of each grade. As the second grade embarked upon their year-long study of the world, their technology class went along on the journey, with a stop-motion movie project to illustrate the movement of the continents, and a re-creation of the Q'eswachaka Rope Bridge in Peru, which is the last remaining example of the Incan handwoven bridges that were built within the Incan road system.

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Prospective Parents Meet ‘Three Heroes’ in the School’s History

At the annual Admission Open House on Oct. 17, prospective parents “met” three somewhat obscure figures who loom large in the school’s past and present: Hilda of Whitby, Hugh of Lincoln, and Ruth Younger of Harlem, the 20th century nun who founded St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s to create a school community that would invite children from all ethnic, socioeconomic, and religious backgrounds to learn together. 

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Alumni Spotlight: Nellie Peyton ('06)

Nellie Peyton (‘06) covers human rights and development as the West Africa Correspondent for the Thomson Reuters Foundation. Her career has taken her all over the world, reporting on significant issues ranging from water access to women’s rights. Her recent work has taken her to mining towns in Sierra Leone and displacement camps in Burkina Faso. 

You can read Nellie’s articles here. Click below to read our full interview with Nellie.

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Librarian Angela Perna Joins New York Times Discussion on “How to Raise a Reader”

In a school full of book lovers, Angela Perna is the “head reader.” As the school librarian, she presides over the C.V. Starr Library and Learning Center and its collection of nearly 24,000 volumes, a host of online resources, and lists of book recommendations for every occasion: summer reading, holidays/cultural celebrations, grief and hardship, and more.

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