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US Art Exhibition Closes

The Upper School art exhibition in the lobby of the Lyda Hill STEM Institute building will end on May 20 after a five week show. This exhibition includes work created by students in studio art, ceramics and photography classes.

 

Ring Day

One 120 juniors will take the stage on May 24 in their new white blazers and receive their emerald rings, signaling their transition to senior year. Senior class president Brianna Buford will address the class of 2017. A reception for the rising seniors and their parents will take place after the ceremony on Metzger Plaza.

 

Graduation

On May 28, Hockaday will celebrate its 102nd Commencement at 7 p.m. on Graduation Terrace. The 123 members of the class of 2016 will wear the traditional flowered hats and this year’s white dress, designed by Project Runway star Austin Scarlett. Krys Boyd, the host of KERA’s midday talk show “Think,” will be the commencement speaker.

 

Students Qualify for National Science Competition

Sixteen Upper School students, comprising two separate teams, entered the Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science competition on February 9. Both Hockaday teams qualified for the national conference, which will take place in Nashville, Tennessee from June 28 to July 2. The joint 11th and 12th grade team received fourth place in their division, and the joint ninth and 10th grade team won second place in their division. Both teams plan to attend the national conference this summer along with their faculty sponsor and Upper School science teacher, Leon de Oliveira.

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