Buddy Dzina '14 spent this summer at West Point, enduring "Beast Barracks," which constitutes his Cadet Basic Training prior to his first year there. "Brutal would be an understatement," shared his mother, Lucy Dzina, P '12, '14, '17. But he survived, 'slayed the Beast,' and at times even called it fun."
Rabeah Ghaffari will be releasing her new book, To Keep the Sun Alive, in January of 2019. The story takes place in the small Iranian city of Naishapur just before the 1979 revolution. A retired judge and his wife, Bibi, grow apples, plums, peaches, and sour cherries, as well as manage several generations of family members. To read more about Ghaffari’s book go to: https://www.rabeahghaffari.com/
Jax Floyd was named a 2018 Lawrenceville Hutchins Scholar which recognizes and supports some of the school’s most outstanding science students. The Lawrenceville School describes the program as one that provides scholars with substantive research experiences, prepares them for leading university science programs, and ultimately inspires them to pursue science-related careers. To read more, go to: https://www.lawrenceville.org/page/news-detail?pk=943208&fromId=209402
Szoke Schaeffer was recently reviewed in PureWow as owning one of the most delicious, women-run restaurants in the country. Concord Hill, which is owned and operated by Szoke and her high school friend, Kate Sheldrick, gets high marks for its seasonal American fare and its innovative wine list. The article spotlights 20 extraordinary women-run restaurants that offer “food that will bring you to your knees.” To read more click below: https://www.purewow.com/food/best-women-run-restaurants
Coca-Cola Executive Roy Jackson joins National Restaurant Association. The National Restaurant Association announced the appointment of Roy Jackson as Executive Vice President of Development and Industry Relations earlier this year. Jackson, a longtime industry executive with expertise in strategic account management, operations, and enterprise sales recently retired after more than 20 years in various leadership positions at the Coca-Cola Company. In this new role, he will be focused on leading several Industry Alliances, strategic development for the Association, and Membership growth.
Congratulations to Olivia Hattiangadi for being a 2018 Scholastic Silver Key Award winner in photography! Her photograph, seen here to the left, was taken in Florence, Italy. This year, the NYC region received nearly 13,000 submissions from creative teens across the five boroughs.
Daniel J. Wakin recently published The Man with the Sawed-off Leg and Other Tales of a New York City Block, which tells the history of the buildings at 330-337 Riverside Drive and traces the lives of the people who lived there over the past century. In addition to being an alumnus, Mr. Wakin is also the parent of two St. Hilda's & St. Hugh's alumni from the classes of 2008 and 2011. Mr. Wakin will be signing books at at Landmark West February 21, 2018 at 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm Macaulay Honors College 35 W 67th St. New York, NY 10023, and at Book Culture February 27, 2018 at 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm 536 W 112th St, New York, NY 10025.
Allie Wilkinson '03 will have her first solo exhibition in New York City at Corridor Gallery, Brooklyn. Curated by Oshun Layne, CONNECT... examines the ways we hide ourselves from each other, despite an innate and profound desire to connect. CONNECT... will showcase Allie's work with portraiture, as well as some of her more abstract work. Allie is also a former lower division French teacher.
Alumnus Davis Franks '13, currently at Northfield Mount Hermon, made a verbal commitment to the head basketball coach at Brown University, a division 1 program. Davis is not only an exceptional basketball player, he is a smart and talented academic and will undoubtedly be a huge asset to Brown. His high school team is ranked #3 in the preseason poll for national prep school
Jake Jaffee '08 graduated from University of Mississippi with a degree in business management. He is currently modeling and has appeared in five fashion presentations during New York Fashion Week Men's, and was featured in Vogue magazine for its article on the David Hart SS/18 Presentation for New York Men's Day.
Janos Marton, who attended St. Hilda's & St. Hugh's from 1987-1994, is the director of policy and campaigns at JustLeadershipUSA, an organization committed to cutting the U.S. correctional population in half by 2030.
Nellie Peyton '06 is a journalist based in Dakar, Senegal, where she covers humanitarian news, women's rights, climate change, and human trafficking.
Two alumni have collaborated on an original play at the Access Theater this October. Liz Power '05 directed my parents are here tonight, and Grace Merriman '06 co-produced.
St. Hilda's & St. Hugh's began the school year with blessings and celebration, as students in first through eighth grade, along with their families and teachers gathered in Gordon Chapel for the school's annual convocation.