Student Council Hosts Spin Class Fundraiser

The school’s annual Winter Formal can rack up a serious price tag if you take into account the venue, food, DJ and decorations. In order to raise money for the event, Student Council hosted a one-hour indoor cycling class at Terlingo Cycle in Oak Lawn on Sept. 17. led by seniors Molly Mahowald and Emma Paine.Twenty-three students and faculty members attended the class at a cost of $20 per person, ultimately raising around $500 that will go towards funding the annual dance.

Nautical-Themed Mixer Makes Waves

The Hockaday Student Council hosted its first annual mixer, “Drop it Like It’s Yacht,” for all Upper School students on Sept. 24. Freshmen and seniors alike, dressed in their wildest nautical themed clothing, enjoyed the live DJ and various food options, including Ruthie’s Food Truck and Steel City Pops. Fellow St. Mark’s lions, Cistercian hawks and Jesuit rangers also attend ed the large party in Penson Circle.

National Merit Semi Finalists Announced

One and a half million high schoolers across the country were took the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test last October. Now, almost a year later, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced that among the 16,000 National Merit Semifinalists, 15 Hockaday seniors qualified: Emma Deshpande, Sara Held, Natalia Henry, Helena Hind, Wendy Ho, Lauren Hoang, Amy Jia, Melanie Kerber, Erin Leblanc, Brenda Lee, Sarah Siddiqui, Chelsea Watanabe, Amanda Yang, Elizabeth Zhou and Jenny Zhu.

Talavera Ceramic Artist Visits Hockaday

Javier Espinosa Mo?mox, a Talavera artist from Puebla, Mexico, visited the Hockaday Ceramics studio on Sept. 21. Mo?mox helped approximately 40 Hockaday ceramics students create 4-by-4-inch tiles in the Talavera style. Mo?mox is currently in Dallas leading workshops, entitled “Homeschool Passport to Asia Program: Clay Connections with Uriarte Talavera Resident Artist Javier Espinosa Mo?mox,” at the Crow Collection of Asian Art from Sept. 17, 2016 to Febr. 12, 2017.