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2021

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  • May

    Sophomore Tianxin Xie Receives MAA Certificate of Excellence

    Tianin Xie (Class of 2023) will receive a Certificate of Excellence from The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) for her outstanding achievement on the MAA American Mathematics Competition.  Every year, more than 300,000 students participate in the MAA AMC competitions. Tianxin is recognized as one of the five top-scoring females from the Texas region.  She will receive the Maryam Mirzakhani Certificate of Excellence in honor of her performance.  
     
    The Award:  Maryam Mirzakhani Awards are named after Maryam Mirzakhani, an inspirational mathematician and professor of mathematics at Stanford University. “Dr. Mirzakhani achieved so much at such a young age and defied all the odds on her journey to mathematical excellence,” said Meera Desai. Mirzakhani was the first female honored with the Fields Medal, the most prestigious award in mathematics and she is an International Mathematical Olympiad gold medalist with a perfect score. Mirzakhani’s accomplishments laid the groundwork for aspiring young mathematicians and she is quoted by Stanford News saying “I am sure there will be many more women winning this kind of award in coming years.” On 14 July 2017, Mirzakhani died of breast cancer at the age of 40.
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  • A Note from HPA President Carla Bolden

    Dear Parents,
     
    The word unprecedented is overused, but there is no other way to describe what our community has tackled together during the 2020-2021 School Year. Many events have taken place or will take place soon to celebrate the perseverance of our community, the accomplishments of our Daisies, and the next steps our students have earned. While there is no denying we lost so much, perhaps we have gained a renewed appreciation for events and festivities that honor milestones big and small.

    Thank you to Heather Hays and the 100+ outgoing members of the 2020-2021 HPA Board for finding ways to help our community connect and for setting us on a path to be together again. Working with her team, Heather, and the 2020-2021 HPA Board brought us together for Cultural Connections speakers over Zoom, regular Town Halls connecting parent leaders, Teacher and Staff Appreciation, and the chance to celebrate resilience with Hang Ten Hockaday. Each of these events gave us much-needed purpose and spread joy! 

    In recognition of Heather's leadership, the book Cassandra Speaks, When Women are the Storytellers, the Human Story Changes, by Elizabeth Lesser was added to the Hockaday Library. The inscription reads, "Heather, your graceful positive leadership of the HPA through an arduous year is an inspiration to all who know you. You tackled each challenge, and there were many, with thought, devotion to Hockaday traditions, and collaboration. The Hockaday School benefitted from your leadership of the HPA in 2020-2021."  Heather, and the 2020-2021 HPA Board, thank you for helping write the story of the 2020-2021 School Year!

    The 2021-2022 HPA Board is looking forward to bringing our community back together in August 2021. Please look for opportunities to volunteer with the HPA in the July back-to-school email; together, we will make 2021-2022 another excellent school year!

    Have a great summer!
     
    Carla Bolden
    HPA President 2021-2022
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  • Hockaday Debate Team Competes at the International Public Policy Forum

    The Debate Team competed at the International Public Policy Forum hosted by the Brewer Foundation and NYU ended. Mia Xia (Class of 2021), Naz Soysal (Class of 2022) and Cassie Liu (Class of 2022) made it to the Final Four teams. Mia, Naz, and Cassie's performance is remarkable because this is the first year Hockaday has participated in IPPF, and the girls won all of their previous debates. IPPF begins with a field of 180 teams from 25 US states and 18 countries and to make it to the top 4 teams.
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  • 2021-2022 All-School Calendar

    Click here to view the 2021-2022 Academic Calendar. Additional details will be available from specific divisions beginning in late spring, and a detailed calendar will be published for the entire community and distributed in August.
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  • April

    Eleven Seniors Commit to Collegiate Athletics

    The Hockaday School honors eleven seniors who have committed to play their chosen sports in college: Laine Betanzos, Colgate University for Rowing; Emilia Callahan, Dartmouth College for Field Hockey; Maddy Charest, Tufts University for Lacrosse; Kate Clark, Boston College for Track and Field; Estelle Fisher, Washington and Lee University for Swimming; Sophia Foster, Lehigh University for Rowing; Annie Herring, Brown University for Rowing; Erin Hughes, Rollins College for Rowing; Diana Piovanetti, Cornell University for Fencing; Lauren Stallings, Sewanee: The University of the South for Lacrosse; Alyssa Taylor, Tulane University for Track and Field.
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  • 25 Seniors Inducted into Cum Laude

    Twenty-five seniors inducted into the Hockaday chapter of Cum Laude. Admission to Cum Laude is the highest academic honor Hockaday can bestow upon a student, and the seniors inducted today have demonstrated a remarkable degree of intellectual curiosity, initiative, perseverance, and personal integrity in their pursuit of knowledge. They are leaders in the Hockaday community and will undoubtedly be leaders in a global community in the future.  Inductees include: Sophia Bahad, Kathryn Bowers, Margaret Bracken, Sriya Chebrolu, Kelsey Chen, Ellis Copley, Charlotte Ding, Annie Herring, Joy Hu, Karen Huang, Lynn Jung, Caitlin Katz, Kemper Lowry, Shinjini Mukherjee, Maya Raghunathan, Victoria Segal, Mia Silver, Clarissa Touchstone, CeCe Tribolet, Honor Wood, Angelina Wu, Mia Xia, Jennifer Xiong, Susan Zhang, and Annie Zhao.
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  • Private Music Lessons

    Registration for currently enrolled private music lessons students is now open and takes place through the Parent Resource Board. Currently enrolled students are given priority in the scheduling of lessons for the 2021-2022 school year until May 1, 2021. After May 1, teachers will begin accepting registrations from new students. Please note: All lessons are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. Early registration is highly encouraged. More information can be viewed here.
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  • February

    Form I Student Diya Hegde Wins 2nd Place in Art Contest

    Diya Hegde (Class of 2024) won 2nd place in the Arts For The Future 2020 International Student Art Contest. This contest had over 58,239 submissions across 31 countries. Diya’s piece, entitled “Road To The Future” will be displayed in the Google San Francisco Community Space. (https://www.artsforthefuture.org/contest.html
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  • Senior Sophia Foster wins Best of Show

    In the 2021 juried exhibition and competition, “Black and Whites images,” Sophia Foster (Class of 2021) won “Best of Show, for her entry, “Friendship from Afar.”
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  • Sixth Grader Kaityln Ouyang Performs Concert to Raise Awareness for Vogel Alcove

    Pianist Kaitlyn Ouyang (Class of 2027) and her brother Jaden performed a virtual concert to raise over $3,000 for Vogel Alcove, a non-profit organization helping young children overcome the lasting and traumatic effects of homelessness.
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  • Upcoming Events and News

     
    Fall 2021 Upper and Middle School Start Dates
    Upper School Fall sports will begin on Monday, August 9th from 5:30 – 7:30 pm.  Middle School Fall sports will begin on Wednesday, August 25.  Click here for the August schedule.  It is also posted to the Athletics website.
     
    Good luck to the following spring teams as they close out their Spring seasons:
     
    Golf – May 8, 2:00 pm                           
    SPC Championship vs. St. John’s       
    Brookhaven Country Club
     
    Lacrosse – May 8 (10 am) and 9         
    State Tournament
    St. John’s School, Houston
                                            
    Track and Field – May 8, 1:00 pm     
    SPC Championships
    St. Mark’s School of Texas
                                               
    Athletic Awards
    The Athletic Awards video with all the 2020-21 award winners will be released on May 11, at 6:00 pm. 
     
    Summer Athletic Camps
     
    Hockaday Field Hockey Camp will be June 1 – 4.  Click here for the registration form or contact Head Coach, Jenn Johnson at jjohnson@hockaday.org
     
    Hockaday Volleyball Camp will be August 2 – 5, directed by Head Coach, Andy Gass. Register at Athletic Camps (Grades 2-12) (hockaday.org).
     
    Follow Hockaday Athletics
    Twitter:  https://twitter.com/HockadayATH   Instagram: hockadayathletics_

    Athletics Website
    www.hockaday.org. The site includes a complete coaches directory, Alumnae in College, Championships, monthly view of schedules, links to our athletic twitter and Instagram, team schedules which includes team photo and highlights.
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  • January

    Faith Choi and Madeline Chun Selected to TMEA All-State Orchestra

    Congratulations to Faith Choi (Class of 2021) and Madeline Chun (Class of 2023), for being selected as members of 2021 TMEA All-State Orchestras. This is Faith’s fourth consecutive year and Madeline’s second year to be selected for this prestigious program.
     
    Over 50,000 students from around the state initially entered the audition process, and 1,860 students have been selected for 2021. This competitive process begins throughout the state in auditions hosted by 33 TMEA Regions. Individual musicians perform selected music for a panel of judges who rank each instrument or voice part. From this ranking, a select group of musicians advance from their Region to compete against musicians from other areas in eight TMEA Area competitions. The highest-ranking musicians judged at the TMEA Area competitions qualify to a TMEA All-State music group. 
     
    Because of the impacts of the pandemic, TMEA will not host a 2021 performance event.
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  • Uniform Resale Tomorrow

    Friday, February 5
    11:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Welch Road Visitor Parking Lot

    We are having another pop-up Resale Shop! You must go to SignUp Genius to reserve your shopping time and learn more about the COVID restrictions required while shopping. Click here to sign up and for more information. We are also looking for volunteers to help with tomorrow’s resale!  Click here to volunteer!  It’s supposed to be a beautiful day!
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