The Record is a student-run bi-weekly print newspaper with daily digital presence on pressing issues and events inside the Hotchkiss community and around the globe.

The Hotchkiss Record

The Record is a student-run bi-weekly print newspaper with daily digital presence on pressing issues and events inside the Hotchkiss community and around the globe.

The Hotchkiss Record

The Record is a student-run bi-weekly print newspaper with daily digital presence on pressing issues and events inside the Hotchkiss community and around the globe.

The Hotchkiss Record

Seniors Pursue Art in College

Raven Hong ’22

Raven Hong ’22 will attend Carnegie Mellon University next year to pursue a Bachelor of Computer Science and Video Game Design. Reflecting on their artistic journey, Hong credits their start to their supportive parents, with their mother being an aspiring artist and their father a computer scientist. At the school, Hong designed the set and costumes for Mamma Mia, which they found to be particularly rewarding, and dabbled with 3D printing in the EFX lab. Many of Hong’s art projects have been self-directed; for Halloween this year, they made articulated wings that opened almost six feet wide. They continue to devote their time to practicing 3D printing and creation techniques. Hong has elaborate video game ideas that they hope to bring into reality in the future.




Luke Loucheim ’22

Luke Louchheim ’22 will attend Yale University in the fall of 2023. Although he applied as an architecture major, he will enter as an undeclared major in liberal arts. Louchheim has aspired to become an architect since middle school, having studied at a local architecture firm where he learned how to use various design softwares. At the school, Louchheim took architecture and art classes from his Lower Mid to Senior year. Reflecting on his passion, Louchheim said, “[Architecture] allows you to think creatively when designing a space, but also analytically when you take into account the building’s functionality.” While architecture remains a desirable career path, Louchheim wants to be open to exploration as his options increase in college.


Charlie McLean ’22

Charlie McLean ’22 will attend Tufts University as a Mechanical Engineering major. McLean grew up building legos and began 3D modeling 5 years ago using TinkerCad. He recognizes the school’s variety of resources in the EFX lab and Mr. Michael Boone’s engineering course that allowed him to further his learning and growth through self-guided efforts. He hopes that the program continues to expand and allow lower class students the opportunity to flourish. McLean said, that he is “super stoked to attend Tufts next year,” and, “I hope to expand my knowledge there to bring it to a professional level.”



Billy Meneses ’22

Billy Meneses ’22 will major in Human Biology at Stanford University and minor in Art History. His artistic journey began when he took visual arts during his Prep and Lower Mid years. Meneses is deeply inspired by nature and loves portraiture. He pursued Ceramics his Senior year with Instructor Ms. Christine Owen and won a Scholastic award for his self-portrait sculpture. He looks forward to continuing his artistic endeavors, either as a hobby or a profession. Crediting visual arts as a meditative outlet and a means for communication, Meneses said, “There is something so rewarding about spending hours on a piece and having a final product and representation of your efforts. I want to continue building my skills and being ambitious in my process.”


Stella Ren ’22

Stella Ren ’22 will be attending Princeton University next year as a public policy major. Additionally, she plans to minor in visual art or performance art. Ren is also looking forward to investing her time in student-led art clubs, such as student choreographed dance performance groups. At the school, Ren primarily focused on visual arts and dance, but also contributed to several Black Boxes and main stage productions like Mamma Mia and Almost Love Sick. Currently, Ren hopes to teach dance at a studio while creating artwork at home in her spare time.


Sada Shumann ’22

Sada Shumann ’22 will major in Film and Media Studies at Colorado College. She plans to expand on her experience from her Honors Narrative Film class and assisting in film and media companies. Schumann said, “Being in film class these past two years allowed me to explore and sharpen my skills in managing productions and being able to work independently. I got to dive into what it felt like to write, direct, and make creative choices that mirror working on a real set.” After college, Schumann aspires to go into film production, specifically outdoor and nature-related documentaries. Additionally, she hopes to explore her potential role in soundtrack writing and sound design.


Mazie Witter ’22

Mazie Witter ’22 will attend the University of Chicago as an English major while studying visual arts. Witter took studio art portfolio classes for her Upper Mid and Senior year and worked on an independent art project for her co-curricular. Citing the school’s art department as a large factor in her decision to join as a new Upper Mid, Witter said, “Virtually all of my art at [the school] has had to do with landscapes in an effort to try and take advantage of the natural beauty here.” While visual arts may not be involved in her future career in English, Witter will continue to practice and pursue it on her own.


Zach Scrima ’22

Zach Scrima ’22 will attend Loyola Marymount University. Although unsure about his major, he plans to minor in theater and explore the fields of psychology and biology. “I would much rather be a starving artist than have a more sustainable career I’m not passionate about,” said Scrima. Growing up as a quiet child, he engrossed himself in fiction novels. He soon branched out to the performing arts, and after auditioning for various roles, Scrima found his passion for stage play and entertainment. He is looking forward to attending LMU extracurricular class, Shakespeare on the Bluff, which will be taught on the university’s new outdoor stage.


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