The Hotchkiss Record

School Honors Class of 2020 Cum Laude Inductees

School Honors Class of 2020 Cum Laude Inductees

Sydney Goldstein ’22 and Eric Jin ’22, Features Editors

May 28, 2020

According to the Cum Laude Society Handbook, “The major purpose of the Cum Laude Society is to recognize scholastic achievement in our schools while simultaneously striving to encourage qualities of excellence, justice, and honor.” Hotchkiss elects up to 5% of a class at the end of the Upper Mid yea...

Advice From Seniors

Advice From Seniors

Sydney Goldstein ’22 & Eric Jin ’22, Features Editors

May 28, 2020

Athlete of the Issue: Jacqui Rice ’20

Rice has been sailing on Lake Wononscopomuc since her Prep year.

Margo Donohue ’22, Sports Editor

May 28, 2020

Jacqui Rice ’20 is a four-year senior and co-captain of Varsity Sailing. She has been sailing on Lake Wononscopomuc since her Prep year at Hotchkiss and also served as a Fairfield Farm Ecosystems and Adventure Team (FFEAT) leader for the fall season. Teammate Nicole Morikawa ’21 said, “She is the...

Class of 2020 College Matriculation

Class of 2020 College Matriculation

Kiki Henry ’22, Sander Kuijs ’21, and Isabel Su ’22, News Editors

May 28, 2020

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Athlete of the Issue: Obi Okoli ’20

Obi Okoli ’20 runs the 110 m and 300 m hurdles for Boys Varsity Track and Field.

Carrie Cao ’23, Staff Writer

May 28, 2020

Obinna Okoli ’20 is a Senior and a four-year member of Boys Varsity Squash and Boys Varsity Track and Field. On the squash team, he played as the #3 seed this year; on the track team, he runs the 110 m and 300 m hurdles. His squash teammate John Nicholson ’22 said, “Obi is extremely reliable, on a...

Seniors in Ceramics Say Farewell

Students enrolled in the winter ceramics co-curricular held a Senior farewell party to celebrate the end of the season.

Isabella Wei ’23, Staff Writer

May 28, 2020

What is better than an ice cream party for an emotional farewell? Before departing for Spring Break, students enrolled in the winter Ceramics co-curricular held a Senior farewell party, celebrating the end of the  season. According to Ms. Christine Owen, instructor in ceramics, the idea for an ice cream ...

Athlete of the Issue: Jen Li ’20

Li was positioned to be the number one seed on Girls Varsity Tennis for this season.

Hannah Goldberg ’22, Sports Editor

May 28, 2020

Jen Li ’20 is a four-year Senior and captain of both Girls Varsity Tennis and Girls Varsity Cross Country. Last spring, the Girls Varsity Tennis team earned the 2019 Founders League title. Li was positioned to be the number one seed for this season. Teammate Tara Bhandari ’21 said, “Jen is pro...

Community Voices: Hotchkiss Collaborative Story

Community Voices: Hotchkiss Collaborative Story

May 18, 2020

Community Voices is a section started and run by the Features section that gives community members the opportunity to submit personal vlogs, blogs, journal entries, poems, etc., relating to their lives off of the main campus. On April 29, the Olympians & Pythians Committee introduced a creative w...

Why the U.S. Will Fail to Open Up

Protests against lockdowns have spread across the nation.

Michael Zhang '21, Opinions Editor

May 18, 2020

With a staggering 36 million unemployment claims since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Americans are desperate for society to reopen and for money to flow again. Take, for instance, the protests against lockdown rules. Moreover, the famed trillion-dollar relief package passed by the federal government, the ...

Managing Stress During AP Week, Quarantine Edition

Managing Stress During AP Week, Quarantine Edition

Yihan Ding & Stephanie Ge ’22, Arts & Leisure Editors

May 18, 2020

These are the two busiest weeks of the year for many students, whether it’s because of AP exams, final projects and essays, or Teagles. Now that students are unable to study in the Edsel Ford library, hang out by Lake Wononscopomuc, or relax at the Snack Bar, the Arts & Leisure Editors have compi...

Mr. Bolmer Retires After 34 Years of Teaching

Next year will be the first year without a Bolmer among the school’s faculty in 73 years.

Emily Hellqvist ’23, Contributing Writer

May 18, 2020

With the retirement of Mr. David Bolmer ’73, recipient of the George P. Milmine ’18 Chair and instructor in mathematics, next year will be the first year without a Bolmer among the school’s faculty in 73 years. Mr. Stephen Bolmer, father of Mr. Bolmer, taught at the school from 1947 to 1991. ...

Athlete of the Issue: David Vega ’20

David Vega ’20 is a four-year member of the Co-ed Varsity Ultimate Frisbee Team.

Jiahua Chen ’20, Digital Media Editor / Photo Editor

May 18, 2020

David Vega ’20 is a four-year member of the Co-ed Varsity Ultimate Frisbee Team. He started playing Ultimate at Hotchkiss and is currently a co-captain alongside Isaac Alicea ’20 and Sandrine Brien ’20. Teammate, Toby Pouler ’20, said, “David Vega has been the heart and soul of the ultimate...