Last Wednesday, April 17 our students attended our fourth and final event of the Speaker Series for the school year. Emma Willard School hosted Sarah McBride, an author, activist, and the National Press Secretary for the Human Rights Campaign.
Each year Emma Willard School’s academic departments honor outstanding students with Kudos during Morning Reports. Our Spanish, Chinese, and Latin instructors awarded the first Kudos of the year on Tuesday, April 16.
Emma Willard School is proud to announce senior Issac H. has earned the status of National Merit Finalist by the National Merit® Scholarship Program. Head of School Jenny Rao made the announcement at Morning Reports on Friday, March 1.
Emma Willard School’s independent programs enable girls to pursue projects they feel strongly about. Senior Aira A. saw her family’s struggle with balancing screen time in their lives and was inspired to research the topic further, ultimately launching the company Bye Bye Screen and publishing “7 Step Digital Cleanse for Families,” now available on Amazon.
Communications spoke with Aira to learn more about her project and milestones she has reached. Read the full Q&A below!
Our athletics department celebrated our basketball, indoor track and field, and ski racing teams at our winter sports desserts ceremony. This season, 12 students earned their varsity letter and pin for the first time; 24 earned a bar pin, signifying their second or more time playing at the varsity level, and 15 earned a pin marking their first time playing at the varsity level in one sport after getting their varsity letter in another. Coaches also handed out Most Improved and Coaches Awards for each team.
The Cluett House program, which focuses on the practices of positive world change, hosts inspiring guest speakers during their weekly seminar series. Recently, Cluett House students were joined by a wonderful guest speaker who is very familiar with the Emma Willard School community: alumna Arica Crootof '03, who joined the group via video conference from her home state of Montana.
Emma Willard School senior Hyeyon “Stella” Rim held a public reception for her exhibition “Painting Inspiration: FOR CHILDREN TO THRIVE NOT JUST SURVIVE” at the Arts Center of the Capital Region on Friday, January 25.
Each year the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) hosts “Students of the Year,” a philanthropic leadership development program for exemplary high school students, that teaches them professional skills including entrepreneurship, marketing, and project management as they promote and fundraise for the organization.
This year, Emma juniors Mimi L. and Ava T. have been selected as the 2019 Students of the Year candidates for the Albany area, and the first ever to represent Emma Willard School. Their aim is to raise $50,000 for the LLS to establish an Emma Willard research grant.
Emma Communications spoke with them about their project and why it is so meaningful to them.