The Hopkin community recognized Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at assembly this morning. Student leaders from SURE (Students United for Racial Equity) and the Black & Latinx Student Union arranged the assembly, which highlighted the important work of Dr. King. The presentation included a reading of “One Today” by Richard Blanco, and excerpts from Dr. King’s letters written in Birmingham Jail, as well as an introduction to further programming in February in celebration of Black History Month. January 27 is also International Holocaust Remembrance Day, and 2020 marks 75 years since the concentration camp at Auschwitz was liberated. Students recognized the ways in which Dr. King supported the Jewish community and paired his words with those of Elie Wiesel: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr: “My people were brought to America in chains. Your people were driven here to escape the chains fashioned for them in Europe. Our unity is born of our common struggle for centuries, not only to rid ourselves of bondage, but to make oppression of any people by others an impossibility.” Elie Wiesel: “To forget the victims means to kill them a second time. So I couldn’t prevent the first death. I surely must be capable of saving them from a second death.”
Congratulations to this year's Connecticut Regional Scholastic Art Award Recipients. These works of art are currently on display with the other award winners from CT at the Hartford Art School's Silpe Gallery through January 31, 2020. The Gold Key award winners will have their artwork reviewed by a blue ribbon panel of judges for the National Scholastic Art Awards in March. Images in slideshow are in the following order: Zoe '23, Oma, Silver Key Will '22, Accordion Lamp, Gold Key Joanna '21, Fish and Glass, Honorable Mention Jenny '21, Decorative Box, Honorable Mention CiCi '20, Where’s Waldo, Really?, Gold Key - Judge’s Award Nolan '22, Slice Light, Silver Key Toby '21, Decorative Box, Gold Key - Best in Design Maisie '22, untitled, Honorable Mention
Today we honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy as a champion of courage, compassion, and equality.
Miko ‘23, a kicker on the Hopkins Football Team, signs an autograph for Tessa, 8, of Westerly, Rhode Island. Miko, the first female to play football at Hopkins, joined Coach Tim Phipps and some of her teammates at the Walter Camp Football Foundation’s seventh annual Youth Football Clinic yesterday at Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven. The clinic allows children (ages 7-14) to experience the fundamentals of football through non-contact, group activities. Elite Connecticut high school head coaches team-up with select Walter Camp All-Americans, and Walter Camp Alumni, to lead children through football drills and skill development exercises while providing motivation, inspiration and positive role-modeling. #gohopct @waltercampfootball
The 7th Grade spent the day at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center on Wednesday, January 15. Students were able to interpret artifacts from different time periods in Pequot history, walk through a 16th century recreation of a Pequot Village, and learn more about the Pequot War - which concluded with the Hartford Treaty signed by Edward Hopkins.
#repost @drkaibynum ・・・ We, at Hopkins, had the honor last week to speak with and learn from a refugee family from Syria who are the focus of a Pulitzer Prize-winning non-fiction cartoon series. We also welcomed back to campus Michael Sloan, a former Hopkins parent, who is the illustrator of the Welcome to the New World series. Today, the Daily Nutmeg featured their visit and exhibit in the Keator Gallery. The exhibit is open to the public next Tuesday through Friday from 10am-3pm. You can read the Nutmeg feature at: http://bit.ly/Nutmeg-Jan17.
The Hopkins Wrestling Team is preparing for the Brunswick Invitational this weekend. The team then wrestles at home on January 22 against St. Thomas More. Come out and support the Hilltoppers! #GoHopCT