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School News

2019

  • November

    Morning Reports is held three times each week, usually in Kiggins Hall.

    Community Questions: Rao Rumbles

    Suzanne Dewey
    Head of School Jenny Rao learned early in her tenure at Emma Willard School how inquisitive students can be. They were curious about the then-new head of school and had all sorts of questions. Jenny took their interest to heart and instituted Rao Rumbles, where she left a box outside her office for students to leave questions. Recently, we've expanded Rao Rumbles to a "student edition" in which faculty can ask questions of the students! 
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  • Learning on Location

    Melissia Mason
    Situated in New York state’s capital region, Emma Willard School is a short drive away from a myriad of engaging educational experiences. From music students’ recent visit to the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, to the marine biology trip to the New England Aquarium in Boston, to experiencing living history at Old Sturbridge Village, we are in a prime location for hands-on learning.
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  • Fall Athletic Desserts

    Kaitlin Resler
    This past Tuesday, just before the frosty weather, the athletic teams at Emma Willard School came together in Alumnae Chapel for the annual Fall Athletic Desserts. Pink cupcakes in hand, athletes and coaches celebrated the achievements of individuals and teams over these fast-moving weeks of the fall season. Read more about the growth, skill, and dedication among our fall athletes after the jump.
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  • Theatre Audience Applauds Clue

    Melissia Mason
    It's a dark and stormy night, and you've been invited to a very unusual dinner party. Each of the guests has an alias, the butler offers a variety of weapons, and the host is, well . . . dead. So whodunnit? The Emma Willard School fall play this year was Clue, based on the cult classic film and the popular board game. 
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  • Students in costume on campus

    Pumpkin to Talk About: Emmaween 2019

    Kaitlin Resler
    Halloween at Emma Willard School is legendary. As an all-new communications team, along with many other new faces on campus, we’ve been hearing about the ‘Emmaween’ experience since our earliest days. Read on for some bootiful costume coverage and more information about the Emma Willard School Halloween festivities!
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  • October

    Students celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival

    Holidays Across Cultures

    Melissia Mason
    Holidays at Emma Willard School are a practice in multi-culturalism. During Morning Reports, students often share holiday experiences from their own backgrounds. We invite you to explore the activities and lessons that create the unique Emma Willard perspective on celebrations.
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  • Emma Willard School Students find their seats for a performance of La Bohème.

    A Visit to The Metropolitan Opera

    Melissia Mason
    Early Tuesday morning, 32 Emma Willard School music education and choir students packed their lunches and loaded a bus headed for New York City. It was time for the much-anticipated field trip to the Metropolitan Opera. On the stage this year was Puccini’s beloved La Bohème.
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  • National Merit Semi-Finalists

    Two Emma Willard Students Named National Merit Semi-Finalists

    Kent Jones and Suzanne Dewey
    Officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the names of approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Emma Willard School is pleased to share that two students Eura C. ′20 and Jihye (Ashley) B. ′20 are among the 16,000 semifinalists named in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.
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  • Hannah S. '20, Daquetta P. Jones, Bridget McGivern

    Young Girl on a Mission: Hannah S. '20 Receives YWCA Award

    Kaitlin Resler
    During the special Fall Family Weekend edition of Morning Reports last Friday, Service Learning and Community Engagement Coordinator Gemma Halfi spoke about senior Hannah S.’s award from the YWCA for her “Changing the Cycle” capstone project. This past Tuesday, the YWCA of the Greater Capital Region, Inc. held their 20th Annual Resourceful Women’s Luncheon, centered around the stories and accomplishments of 18 local women and girls who exemplify the tenants of the YWCA (eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all) through work in various fields. Read on for more details about Hannah’s work and her award.
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  • Katie E. '22 and her mother enjoying Family Fall Weekend

    Fall Family Weekend 2019

    Kaitlin Resler
    Last weekend marked seven weeks since students arrived on campus for the 2019-2020 school year. To celebrate and share their experiences thus far, students welcomed their families for a look into their classes, hangouts on the red chairs in the beautiful early-fall weather, delicious meals, and a special edition of morning reports. Read on for more details about the weekend, including photos!
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  • Jessica Zeccardi, Assistant Director of Alumnae Relations, 'Moth' stained glass

    EMployee Art Show

    Kaitlin Resler
    This fall, Dietel Gallery is home to an Emma Willard School employee art show. Installed outside the library and running the length of the hall at the front of Dietel you’ll find a variety of art that mirrors the scope the student work currently on display in Kiggins: weavings of all sizes, photography, paintings, mosaics, stained glass, and woodwork. Read on for photos and some statements from the artists about their pieces in the show.
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  • Congratulations to our Commended students!

    Congratulations to 11 Emma Willard Students Recognized by the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program

    Emma Willard School salutes eleven students who were recently named as “Commended Students” in the 2020 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards. Over 1.5 million students took the 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test last October and therefore entered the National Merit Scholarship Program. This is a national competition for recognition and awards conducted by National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC).
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  • Emma L. '20 presents her resin charm and gold leaf necklace to the class.

    Adorning the Walls: Student Art on Display

    Kaitlin Resler
    Last Friday the hallway outside Kiggins auditorium started to fill with student artwork, ranging from digital and darkroom photography, large-scale paintings and woven textiles to jewelry hung from walls and mannequins. Read on for photos of the art, information about a peer critique session from Intro to Jewelry, and statements from students about their pieces on display at Emma Willard School.
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  • Artist Kevin Clark describes his work

    Troy Mural Unveiling

    Melissia Mason
    If you’ve explored Troy, you may have noticed the many murals that invite visitors to consider the city’s rich history. Now, Emma Hart Willard is commemorated along with other Troy notables in another large-scale masterpiece.
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  • September

    Members of the class of 2020 gather before their senior dinner.

    Marking Time: An Emma Willard School Tradition

    Esther Dettmar, PhD and Felicity L. '20
    Emma Willard School has proudly fostered a love of learning, the habits of an intellectual life, and the character, moral strength, and qualities of leadership for 205 years. Over many decades, our alumnae have gone on to serve and shape our world, taking with them memories of the many traditions celebrated during the important high school years of an Emma Willard student that reflect the learning and growth occurs on Mount Ida. Early in the academic year, the senior class gathers together for a weekend of class bonding culminating in a senior dinner. A faculty member and a student, both selected by the senior class, offer remarks to those assembled at dinner. Inevitably there are words of wisdom, reflection, and humility. This year’s speakers were Esther Dettmar, PhD and Felicity L. Their remarks, poignant and delivered with humor, are shared below:
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  • The Emma Willard School Diversity Working Team and student presenter (L to R): Gemma Halfi, Erica Tryon, Isabell Shields, Annabelle M., Deidra Jefferson, Emily Snyder, Dr. Meredith Legg; Not pictured - Preston Sundin, Suzanne Dewey

    Celebrating Diversity

    Melissia Mason
    Emma Willard School has a history steeped in celebrating diversity. The very nature of the school was built upon a foundational belief that all persons had the right to an education. Today, conversations around diversity, equity and inclusion have reached a new height. This year we are piloting affinity groups to meet the needs of our diverse student body.
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  • Students gather at the reflecting pools at the Empire State Plaza before joining the climate strike on September 20, 2019.

    Climate Change: Learning, Protesting, Making an Impact

    Suzanne Dewey and Kaitlin Resler
    Emma Willard School joined students from around the globe in protesting climate change, advocating for policy reform, and spreading awareness of the impact of individual emissions footprints. Sixty students and several adults boarded busses on Friday to attend the protest at the state capitol in Albany. 
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  • Head of School Jenny Rao at Induction Ceremony for Jane Fonda '55

    Serving and Shaping Her World: Jane Fonda '55 Honored

    Suzanne Romero Dewey
    Jane Fonda '55 was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame on September 14, 2019. She accepted the honor with grace and passion while demonstrating that she is a true alumna of Emma Willard School.
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  • Working to Save the North Woods

    Inspirational Point of View: Making An Impact

    Phoebe C. '20
    Throughout the academic year, Emma Willard School students provide inspirational remarks during Morning Report. Our first such speaker talks about making a difference even if you think the problem is too big. Senior Phoebe C. shared an experience she had working to draw attention to copper mining in Minnesota's North Woods. Phoebe's remarks also kick off Emma Willard School's focus and participation in the Global Climate Strike that takes place on Friday, September 20, 2019.
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  • Dr. Meredith Legg shares habits of an intellectual life at Convocation

    Habits of an Intellectual Life

    Kaitlin Resler & Melissia Mason
    From the very beginning of this school year, Academic Dean Dr. Meredith Legg set Emma Willard School on a path of fostering the habits of an intellectual life. Over the past week, some of our faculty and students have taken a moment to reflect on their own habits.
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  • World Trade Center Skyline (Courtesy of https://www.wtc.com/media/press-kit)

    9/11 -- On This Day

    Robert Naeher, PhD
    The Emma Willard School community gathered this morning for a moment of silent reflection and to hear the words of History Instructor and Chair of Humanties. Dr. Naeher offered comments reflecting on this sad day in history. He challenged the students "I want to ask you, however, not to become numb, and I want to challenge you to cultivate a compassion that leads to positive acts for good, even and perhaps especially in the face of great suffering. While I can’t give you an easy way to do this, to feel deeply without succumbing to despair, what I can say is that in the presence of evil, and pain, there is occasion for great good."
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  • Parents strolling campus

    Parents As School Community Members

    Suzanne Romero Dewey
    Emma Willard School is pleased to announce a new parents’ association launching this academic year. The purpose of this program is to further engage families in the Emma Willard community. Parents have helped be admission ambassadors or have served as mentors for Practicum and Signature projects on an ad hoc basis in the past. With the formalization of a parents’ group, which will be called Parents EMbassador Program (PEP), we hope to augment the community aspects for parents and provide a supporting structure for the student experience.
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  • New Communications and Admissions staff pause for a photo opportunity outside Sage

    Welcome New Staff

    Melissia Mason
    On Thursday morning, faculty and staff gathered for the year's first Community Coffee in Sage Study. Among them were several of our new staff members. From campus safety to communications to admissions, you will see several new faces at Emma Willard this year. Please join us in welcoming the following new staff.
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  • Some of our new faculty prepare for their first convocation (August 27)

    New Faculty This Year

    Melissia Mason
    Emma Willard School is excited about the additions to our faculty for the 2019-2020 school year! Academic Dean Dr. Meredith Legg shares that they are “an impressive and energetic group, ready to contribute to the Emma Willard mission.”
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  • August

    Faculty Process into Convocation

    Convocation Marks the New School Year

    Melissia Mason
    Emma Willard School launched its 2019-2020 school year in fine fashion with Academic Convocation on Tuesday, August 27.
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  • Rachel Simmons presenting during academic launch gatherings.

    Rachel Simmons: Helping Our Girls Thrive

    Suzanne Romero Dewey
    Emma Willard School proudly fosters the habits of an intellectual life. That is part of our mission and specifically noted in our mission statement. Also in our mission statement are the words “love of learning.” The school works hard to facilitate these cognitive pursuits for our students and also supports faculty, staff, and parent learning.
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  • Ready for our students

    We Are Ready!

    Suzanne Romero Dewey
    The final days of summer are here. Students are assembling their school gear. Faculty and staff spent the last several days in planning and learning sessions in preparation for the new academic year. Emma Willard’s parent and alumnae community were treated to important thought leadership presented at a seminar by National Bestselling author Rachel Simmons (Enough As She is and Odd Girl Out). Opening Day is hours away. We are ready!
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  • Showcase performers in dance routine

    GirlSummer Concludes with Confidence and Celebration

    Julie Clancy
    GirlSummer Session II finished with a joyful flourish. This last session was a mix of girls taking part in signature programs such as Writer’s Retreat, English Language and Leadership, and Emma Codes, as well as exciting electives such as Mixed Media, Podcast, Advanced Jewelry Design, Basketball, and Jazz.
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  • July

    Junior 4+ crew team at Nationals

    A Crew Team Salute to a Strong Athletic Tradition

    Julie Matthews, PhD and Suzanne Dewey
    Rowing began at Emma Willard in the mid-1980s. It didn’t take long before crew became a popular program.  Today, the Jesters are members of the nationally recognized and highly competitive New York State Section 2 Interscholastic Rowing Association, a junior rowing division. The fleet includes sweep and sculling boats and calls the boathouse on Green Island home. Close to one in ten students at Emma are on the crew team during the fall season, and in the spring the field narrows to a selective set of experienced rowers. The season runs right to the end of the academic year and most times the finals are wedged into the end-of-year celebrations. 
     
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  • Katie V. ‘21, launches one of her own rockets for GirlSummer campers in honor of Apollo 11 anniversary

    GirlSummer: Investing in the Future

    Julie Clancy and Suzanne Dewey
    Investing in girls is what we do. We know the research confirms that one of the more effective methods to impact our world for the better is to invest in girls and women. Emma Willard School’s founder and namesake knew that empowering young women helps shape the world. 
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  • June

    Nicole B. '22 and Jenna D. '21

    Emma Singers Perform with New Albany Symphony Orchestra Ensemble

    Katie Coakley
    Nicole B. ’22 and Jenna D. ’21 joined the Albany Symphony Orchestra’s new music “Dogs of Desire” ensemble chorus at the EMPAC Theatre at Rennsealer Polytechnic Institute on Friday, May 31 to perform composer/singer Clarice Assad’s, Ain’t I A Woman, inspired by Sojourner Truth’s 1851 “Ain’t I A Woman” speech.
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  • The Class of 2019

    Baccalaureate Reflects on the Immeasurable Impact of the Class of 2019

    Katie Coakley
    The Emma Willard School community came together under a big tent looking out over Mount Ida to celebrate Baccalaureate for the Class of 2019 on Saturday, June 1.
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  • Commencement Celebrates the Class of 2019

    Katie Coakley
    Emma Willard School celebrated its 205th Commencement on Sunday, June 2, honoring the Class of 2019 under Mount Ida’s wide-arched skies at a beautiful ceremony in the center of campus.
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  • May

    Head of School Jenny Rao

    Head of School Jenny Rao Profiled with Mentor Peter O’Neill

     Carney Sandoe & Associates is featuring stories about women leaders in independent schools, the importance of mentorship, and their professional journeys. As part of the series they profiled Head of School Jenny Rao and her mentor Peter O’Neill, former head of school at Garrison Forrest. 
     
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  • Spring Athletes Honored

    Katie Coakley
    Our athletics department celebrated our lacrosse, crew, softball, and outdoor track and field teams at our spring sports desserts ceremony. 
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  • Cover art for ABC’s for the African Experience”

    African History Class’ “ABC’s for the African Experience” Featured

    The BookCreator ebook app is featuring “ABC’s for the African Experience,” a book created by Mr. Hatala’s 9th grade African History class.
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  • Mr. Sundin leads a session on

    Chinese Instructor Preston Sundin Represents Emma at the National Chinese Language Conference

    Katie Coakley
    Emma Willard School Chinese Instructor and International Student Coordinator Preston Sundin recently attended the National Chinese Language Conference in San Diego, California where he represented the school by leading the session “Race, Sex, and Gender in the American Chinese Language Classroom.” We asked him about the experience and his takeaways from the conference.
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  • Emma Willard School entrepreneurs at the 2019 NYS Business Model Competition

    Emma Entrepreneurs Compete in NYS Business Model Competition

    Katie Coakley
    Two teams of Emma Willard School entrepreneurs competed against over twenty other teams from across the state at the NYS High School Business Model Competition at Siena College on Wednesday, May 22.
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  • Head of School Jenny Rao and Isaac H. '19

    Emma Willard Senior Isaac H. Named National Merit Scholarship Winner

    Katie Coakley
    Emma Willard School is proud celebrate senior Isaac H. on being named a winner of a National Merit Scholarship!
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  • Jennifer L. '19 with her curated collection in Dietel Gallery

    Jennifer L. '19 Curates a Collection Representing Autonomous Regions in China

    Katie Coakley
    Emma Willard School’s capstone program, Signature, empowers juniors and seniors to dive deep into a personal project of their choosing. Jennifer L. ’19 used her Signature to bring new understanding to China’s often underrepresented autonomous regions of Inner Mongolia and Xinjiang. 
     
    We asked Jennifer about her Signature experience and how she came to curate her final collection, which was displayed in Dietel Gallery earlier this month. 
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  • Congressman Paul Tonko, Yuma M. '21, and Caroline Valites at a local award ceremony

    Yuma M. '21 Recognized in Congressional Art Competition

    Katie Coakley
    Emma Willard School sophomore Yuma M. has received an Honorable Mention in this year’s Congressional Art Competition for her piece, “Boston Museum in Boston, Ireland,” which will be displayed in the Albany District Office for the next year.
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  • Cluett House Students Learn to Put Positive World Change into Practice in Washington, D.C.

    Gemma Halfi
    The Emma Willard School Cluett House residential community recently took a three-day excursion to a Washington, D.C., where they explored topics related to the house mission of “putting beliefs about positive world change into practice.” 
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  • Principal's Play Day Brings the Carnival to Campus!

    Katie Coakley
    Head of School Jenny Rao hosted an on-campus carnival for Principal’s Play Day on May 1!
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  • Latin Instructor Diane McCorkle awards students their National Latin Exam certificates and medals of achievement

    Latin Students Achieve Distinction in National Latin Exam

    Katie Coakley
    Emma Willard School is proud to celebrate twelve students who have achieved the distinction of exceeding the national average on this year’s National Latin Exam.
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  • April

    Dr. Eric Foner with History Department Chair Josh Hatala

    Historian Dr. Eric Foner Speaks on Reconstruction

    Katie Coakley
    Emma Willard School’s history department recently hosted Dr. Eric Foner, one of the most prominent historians in the United States.
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  • Head of School Jenny Rao with Parker Hamilton Poling '95

    Catching Up with Parker Hamilton Poling '95

    Katie Coakley
    Emma Willard School welcomed Parker Hamilton Poling ’95 back on campus as this year’s Honors Convocation speaker. Parker, a former Emma Willard Cum Laude and E.W. Award honoree who now serves as the Executive Director of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), drew on her experiences in Washington, D.C. to discuss mentorship.
     
    We caught up with Parker about how Emma prepared her for life outside our castle walls.
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  • 2019 Cum Laude and E.W. Award honorees

    Honors Convocation Celebrates Student and Faculty Excellence

    Katie Coakley
    Emma Willard School honored academic excellence and exemplary citizenship in the Class of 2019 and extraordinary faculty service at Honors Convocation on Friday, April 26.
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  • Stella R. '19

    Emma Artists Included in 20th Annual High School Regional Juried Exhibition

    Katie Coakley
    Emma Willard School is proud to have ten visual artists included in the 20th Annual High School Regional Juried Exhibition at the Albany Center Gallery in Albany, New York!
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  • Emma Willard School student stock traders

    Emma Willard Student Traders Compete in the Junior Achievement Stock Market Challenge

    Katie Coakley
    Nine Emma Willard School student stock traders competed in the Junior Achievement Stock Market Challenge on Wednesday, April 17. 
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  • Happiness: A common side-effect of Emma Locally gatherings

    Emma Locally Boston Marathon Watch Party

    Jessica Zeccardi, Assistant Director of Alumnae Relations
    On Monday, April 15, Kirsten Gerald ’81 and Alissa Russin ’08 hosted a Boston Marathon Watch Party to cheer on the Boston Marathon Runners.
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  • Emma Willard School's Speaker Series Hosts Sarah McBride

    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.
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  • Emma Willard senior Anna B., winner of the Albany-Tula Alliance's 2019 Student Essay Contest

    Emma Willard Senior Anna B. Wins Albany-Tula Alliance Essay Contest

    Katie Coakley
    Emma Willard School senior Anna B. has won first place in the Albany-Tula Alliance's 2019 Student Essay Contest!
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  • Lucy W. '22 earned this year's Spanish language Kudos

    Exceptional Language Students Awarded Kudos

    Katie Coakley
    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.
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  • Sabrina L. '20

    Sabrina L. '20 Honored by the National Council for Women in Technology

    Katie Coakley
    Sabrina L. ’20 has been honored by the National Council for Women in Technology (NCWIT) with a 2019 Aspirations in Computing Award!
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  • March

    Noelle Diamond and Emma students enjoyed discussions of gender fluidity at Drag Queen Story Hour on February 28.

    Drag Queen Story Hour Promotes Discussion of Gender Fluidity

    Katie Coakley
    The Speaker Series, PRIDE, and the Library hosted Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH) last Thursday, February 28.
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  • Issac H. and Jenny Rao, head of school

    Isaac H. '19 Named National Merit Scholar Finalist

    Kent Jones
    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.
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  • February

    Aira A. '19 and her company Bye Bye Screen shares a fresh perspective on how families can balance screen time at home.

    Aira A. '19 Publishes "7 Step Digital Cleanse for Families" to Bring Balance to Screen Time

    Katie Coakley
    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!
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  • Winter Athletes Honored

    Katie Coakley
    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.
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  • Emma Willard's AP Economics class connected with MVP Health Care CEO Denise Gonick and members of the MVP leadership team on a recent field trip to their headquarters in Schenectady, NY

    AP Economics Visits MVP Health Care

    Amy Jiang '19
    Last Thursday, February 14, Mr. Ball’s AP Economics class and Jenny Rao, head of school, visited MVP Health Care in Schenectady, New York.
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  • An example of the small hydropower projects (SHPs) discussed

    Arica Crootof '03 Educates Cluett House Students on the Impact of Sustainability

    Gemma Halfi, Resident Faculty for Cluett House
    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.
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  • Emma students do their part to create a kinder world through community engagement opportunities with local non-profit organizations like Joseph's House & Shelter

    Community Engagement at Joseph's House & Shelter

    Gemma Halfi, Coordinator of Service Learning & Community Engagement
    There are many different ways Emma Willard School students can engage with the local community through the school's newly-developing Service Learning and Community Engagement program.
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  • Emma Artists Recognized

    Katie Coakley
    The Emma Willard School Arts department shares news of student recognition in national and local arts competitions!
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  • Liz S. '22 takes aim at the Lancaster Classic

    Emma Archer Makes Her Mark in New England Competitions

    Katie Coakley
    As a PE Practicum, Emma Willard School freshman Liz S. has been refining her archery skills in lessons twice a week and competing against other archers across New England.
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  • The Emma Willard School 2018-19 Science Olympiad team at the 2019 Regional Competition at the College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY on February 3, 2019

    Science Olympiad Team Medals in Regional Competiton

    Katie Coakley via Alexandra Grimm
    Emma Willard School’s Science Olympiad team had a strong showing at this year’s Regional Competition which took place on February 3 at the College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY.
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  • January

    Stella R. and some of the works for sale to benefit the RISSE Center

    Public Reception Held for "Painting Inspiration: FOR CHILDREN TO THRIVE NOT JUST SURVIVE"

    Katie Coakley
    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.
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  • Processing Community Day at Emma Willard (PCD@EW)

    Celebrating Processing Community Day at Emma

    Nick Marchese
    Emma Willard School participated in Processing Community Day Worldwide, hosting Processing Community Day at Emma Willard (PCD@EW) on Saturday, January 19. 
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  • Emma juniors Mimi L. and Ava T.  aim to make a difference for LLS research

    Students of the Year Candidates Aim to Establish Emma Willard Research Grant for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

    Katie Coakley
    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.
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  • Exploring Conscious Citizenship on MLK Jr. Day

    Katie Coakley
    In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Emma Willard School held a two-part program to inspire students to reflect on their place in the world as they strive to become more conscious citizens.
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  • Emma Alumna Announces 2020 Presidential Bid

    Katie Coakley
    Emma Willard School is proud of alumna Senator Kirsten Gillibrand ’84 as she takes bold steps to continue to serve and lead our country by running in the 2020 Presidential election.
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  • Poster Party and Women's March January 18 and 19, 2019

    Jessica Zeccardi, Assistant Director of Alumnae Relations
    Join Alumnae Relations and current Emma Willard School students in preparation for the Women’s Empowerment March at the Pre-March Poster Party on January 18, 2019 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. on campus.
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  • Class of 2019 Stewards Tradition at 104th Revels

    Katie Coakley
    The Great Folk came and brought delight to the Emma Willard School community with their performance of the 104th Revels!
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  • Emma Employees Get Brave

    Katie Coakley
    Emma Willard School faculty and staff participated in a professional development workshop hosted by Brave Enterprises on Monday, January 7.
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  • Ultrawoman Amy VanTassel '94 Makes Her Mark in Israel

    Katie Coakley
    Amy VanTassel '94 describes her experience running the Ultraman Israel this past November with Wattie Ink. Read her account: “Ultraman Israel: Follow the Arrows, Avoid the Land Mines.”
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