CH-CH News

List of 3 news stories.

  • Congratulations to the Class of 2018

    Congratulations to the Class of 2018

    On Saturday, June 2nd, Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School recognized the forty-one graduates of the Class of 2018 in its 190th commencement ceremony. Student speakers included Valedictorian Jiawen Li and Salutatorian Hangyu Li, each delivering an inspirational speech to their classmates. The commencement address was delivered by Tracee Chimo, an actress that has been involved with the CH-CH theater program, with credits that include work on television (Orange is the New Black, People of Earth, The Good Wife, Genius: Picasso), film (Sully, Private Life) and Broadway (Bad Jews, Harvey, Noise's Off, The Heidi Chronicles).

    In her commencement address, Chimo shared her story of how she discovered her passion for acting, and left the graduates with these words, “You will never regret not trusting yourself. Follow your instincts. Allow your hearts to be open. Fill your minds with knowledge and your hands with experience. Chase after life, and believe me, it will run with you.”

    In her speech, Valedictorian Jiawen Li discussed the impact that her classmates have made on her life.

    “Everyone is uniquely talented, and I can name at least one characteristics from each of you here, Class of 2018, that I can learn from,” said Li. “I hope we will soon learn to be selfless, motivated, and mature to be ready for new challenges. We should never underestimate our individual influence in our community, and we need to look no further than this community, and the impact we have made.”

    Salutatorian Hangyu Li, reflected on his appreciation for the years of growth he experienced at CH-CH.

    “Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall, thank you for the amazing years, thank you for always being here when I need you,” said Li. “Next year, I am not sure if I can drive 10 hours back to visit you. But if I am back, I will sit on the grass and talk to you like an old friend.”

    Head of School, Lance Conrad, Ed.D. closed the ceremony with a message to the graduating class, “For 190 years, the School has honored its graduates through commemorative events such as this,” said Conrad. “I look forward to simultaneously hearing of your great accomplishments in the years to come as we continue the good work of preparing returning and future Chargers for a rapidly changing society.”

    Congratulations the all of the graduates of the Class of 2018 and the following award recipients:

    Junior Awards:
    Rensselaer Medal: Ryan Firenze
    Nancy S. Emery Award: Tyler Sandy
    Harvard Book Prize: Curtis Amory
     
    Senior Departmental Prizes:
    English Prize: Sarah J. Katz
    Donald Welch Social Studies Prize: Leah Kostick
    Allen American Studies Prize: Patrizia Troccoli
    Paul Economides Foreign Language Prize: Phoebe Elizabeth Davin
    Bishins-Strachman Economics Prize:  Sarah J. Katz
    Farnsworth Mathematics Prize: Hangyu Li
    Kurt Science Prize: Kaiyuan Luo
    Lewis Clapp Science Prize: Isabelle Hazard
    Performing Arts Prize: Nathan Michael Morvai and Josh Tsai
    Visual Arts Prize: Meta Amanda Russell
    José Rafael Arboleda Sportsmanship Award: Ryan Firenze
    José Rafael Arboleda Sportswomanship Award: Callie Dayno

    Senior Awards
    Siri Akal Singh Khalsa Award:  Callie Dayno
    MIT Prize: Hangyu Li
    Faculty Prizes: Nicholas Estrada, Xavier Hardmon, Lily Mann Kaplan, Angela Velasquez
    School Spirit Award: Leah Kostick
    Headmaster's Prize: Nathan Michael Morvai
    Worcester Prize:  Jiawen Li
     
    Valedictorian: Jiawen Li
    Salutatorian: Hangyu Li
    CH-CH Society Prize: Maura Henry


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  • Chargers Secure a Record Six Championships

    The Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School athletics program has spent the 2017-18 year shattering school records and raising six championship banners. For the first time in School history, the Chargers won the 2017 IGC Volleyball Championship, 2017 MBIL Cross Country Championship, 2018 MBIL DII Boys’ Basketball Championship, and 2018 MBIL Boys’ Lacrosse Championship. The Chargers also won the 2018 EIL Wrestling Tournament Championship and the 2018 IGC Softball Championship. Any league championship is impressive, but it is truly remarkable for a small school, fielding a total of 12 varsity teams to secure six championships in one year.

    “Our programs have always focused on the building of fundamentals, growth, and teamwork in the pursuit of excellence. Maintaining this focus has allowed these programs to build over time and become more competitive. It’s been such an incredible year,” said Lori White, Director of Athletics.

    “We won six championships, and prior to this year, Chapel Hill - Chauncy Hall School had won a total of six championships in its history. That’s remarkable, and I’m so happy for all of our athletes and coaches who have put so much time and effort to grow these programs over the years. It’s a really exciting time for CH-CH athletics and I’m looking forward to see what comes next year and beyond.”
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  • CH-CH Launches Building Creativity: The Campaign for the Arts

    Building Creativity: The Campaign for the Arts was launched at a public phase kick-off event on April 13, 2018. It was thrilling to have so many people attend who could experience the collective excitement and energy firsthand. The event provided an opportunity to thank the many folks who supported the project during the quiet phase, and to share the details of this transformative project to re-imagine the Barn at CH-CH.

    Guest speakers at the event included actress Tracee Chimo and previous Head of School Dr. Siri Akal Khalsa. The School also unveiled of the first sculpture for the Campus as Canvas initiative. Displays of student artwork along with student music and theatrical performances provided entertainment. Wonderful event photos are available on Flickr.

    There will be ongoing news and emerging images to share over the days, weeks and months ahead. To follow our progress please be sure to check out, and return frequently, to the newly launched campaign website: www.chch.org/buildingcreativity.

    CH-CH announced at the event the wonderful news that they were ahead of pace and had raised 78% of the $2.5 million fundraising goal. As of May 22, 2018 the school has raised 80% ($2 million) of the total goal!

    For those that have not participated with a commitment to the Campaign, please be encouraged to discern and support the Campaign, the School and our current and future students. Over 60 early donors, including all trustees and school leadership team members, have made financial commitments to the Campaign, and we hope that hundreds more will participate in the weeks ahead.
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Alumni News

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  • Alumni Day - 2018 (recap)

    Ben Rogers
    On Saturday, June 9, we welcomed alumni from Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall back to campus for Alumni Day. Guests included alumni from the classes of 1973 to some of our most recent graduates from the Class of 2013.

    Other activities throughout the day included campus tours, a scavenger hunt, access to our new pools, a moon bounce and great conversations all around.

    Former faculty members Richard and Margaret Allen, Elisse Ghitelman, Peter Hendrickson, Brad Pratt, Don Welch and Maryann Wyner mingled with colleagues and former students and were joined by current faculty and staff members Jon Andruchow, Steven Christenson, Lance Conrad, Bill Gostylo, Leslie Jacobson Kaye, Sam Melanson ‘10, Ben Rogers and Maddie Sachs.

    In his remarks during the BBQ, CH-CH Alumni Council Chair, Scott Prenovitz ‘97 described the impact of his CH-CH experience on his life and career and explained the ways he continues to give back his alma mater. In honor of Alumni Day, guests made gifts to support the School’s Annual Fund and the Allen Arts Space for the Campaign for the Arts.

    If you were unable to attend Alumni Day but would still like to make a gift to support CH-CH in any way, please go online at www.chch.org/donateonline. If you prefer, you may contact Director of Alumni Relations Ben Rogers directly at 781-314-0810 or brogers@chch.org.

    Throughout the year, there are many opportunities for alumni to remain involved with CH-CH. The next time your travels take you to the Waltham area, please stop by the Alumni Relations Office – a member of the team would be pleased to host you on a campus tour and share some updates on School activities.

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  • Congratulations to the Class of 2018

    Congratulations to the Class of 2018

    On Saturday, June 2nd, Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School recognized the forty-one graduates of the Class of 2018 in its 190th commencement ceremony. Student speakers included Valedictorian Jiawen Li and Salutatorian Hangyu Li, each delivering an inspirational speech to their classmates. The commencement address was delivered by Tracee Chimo, an actress that has been involved with the CH-CH theater program, with credits that include work on television (Orange is the New Black, People of Earth, The Good Wife, Genius: Picasso), film (Sully, Private Life) and Broadway (Bad Jews, Harvey, Noise's Off, The Heidi Chronicles).

    In her commencement address, Chimo shared her story of how she discovered her passion for acting, and left the graduates with these words, “You will never regret not trusting yourself. Follow your instincts. Allow your hearts to be open. Fill your minds with knowledge and your hands with experience. Chase after life, and believe me, it will run with you.”

    In her speech, Valedictorian Jiawen Li discussed the impact that her classmates have made on her life.

    “Everyone is uniquely talented, and I can name at least one characteristics from each of you here, Class of 2018, that I can learn from,” said Li. “I hope we will soon learn to be selfless, motivated, and mature to be ready for new challenges. We should never underestimate our individual influence in our community, and we need to look no further than this community, and the impact we have made.”

    Salutatorian Hangyu Li, reflected on his appreciation for the years of growth he experienced at CH-CH.

    “Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall, thank you for the amazing years, thank you for always being here when I need you,” said Li. “Next year, I am not sure if I can drive 10 hours back to visit you. But if I am back, I will sit on the grass and talk to you like an old friend.”

    Head of School, Lance Conrad, Ed.D. closed the ceremony with a message to the graduating class, “For 190 years, the School has honored its graduates through commemorative events such as this,” said Conrad. “I look forward to simultaneously hearing of your great accomplishments in the years to come as we continue the good work of preparing returning and future Chargers for a rapidly changing society.”

    Congratulations the all of the graduates of the Class of 2018 and the following award recipients:

    Junior Awards:
    Rensselaer Medal: Ryan Firenze
    Nancy S. Emery Award: Tyler Sandy
    Harvard Book Prize: Curtis Amory
     
    Senior Departmental Prizes:
    English Prize: Sarah J. Katz
    Donald Welch Social Studies Prize: Leah Kostick
    Allen American Studies Prize: Patrizia Troccoli
    Paul Economides Foreign Language Prize: Phoebe Elizabeth Davin
    Bishins-Strachman Economics Prize:  Sarah J. Katz
    Farnsworth Mathematics Prize: Hangyu Li
    Kurt Science Prize: Kaiyuan Luo
    Lewis Clapp Science Prize: Isabelle Hazard
    Performing Arts Prize: Nathan Michael Morvai and Josh Tsai
    Visual Arts Prize: Meta Amanda Russell
    José Rafael Arboleda Sportsmanship Award: Ryan Firenze
    José Rafael Arboleda Sportswomanship Award: Callie Dayno

    Senior Awards
    Siri Akal Singh Khalsa Award:  Callie Dayno
    MIT Prize: Hangyu Li
    Faculty Prizes: Nicholas Estrada, Xavier Hardmon, Lily Mann Kaplan, Angela Velasquez
    School Spirit Award: Leah Kostick
    Headmaster's Prize: Nathan Michael Morvai
    Worcester Prize:  Jiawen Li
     
    Valedictorian: Jiawen Li
    Salutatorian: Hangyu Li
    CH-CH Society Prize: Maura Henry


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  • (L) Ben Herzig '00, Aharon Wall '08, Brian Johnson '93, Josh Smith '10, Fred Essieh '09, Aaron Haynes '11, Armando Rodriguez '13, Neeron Sam  '13, Edward  Evangelakos '19, Ben Klein '16

    Alumni Basketball Game

    Ben Rogers
    Thank you to all alumni and their families who attended the annual alumni basketball game in Beaver Gymnasium on Saturday, January 6. Alumni from the 1990’s and 2000’s returned to campus and reconnected with former classmates, faculty and staff. Joined by members of the current CH-CH Varsity boys’ basketball team, the game was well played.

    After the game, alumni and their families had an off-campus reception where they were able to mingle with other CH-CH alumni.

    Alumni are already looking forward to next year’s game!

    Over the course of the year, the alumni office holds many events and alumni from all class years are encouraged to participate. Whether it's joining the alumni council, being a class agent, attending an event, submitting a class note for the CH-CH Chronicle or making a gift to the Annual Fund, our community is made stronger by having actively engaged alumni.
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Chapel Hill - Chauncy Hall School is a small, coeducational college preparatory school dedicated to teaching the way students learn. Our faculty, over 70% of whom have advanced degrees, offers instruction tailored to individual learning styles and strengths, empowering our students to achieve their potential. Our multiple intelligences approach to teaching and learning both values and addresses the different ways students learn. Our curriculum challenges and engages students, with support seamlessly integrated into the classes and culture of the School. All our students are accepted into college or university with an emphasis on finding the best fit for their ambitions and interests. Diversity thrives in a social climate of acceptance. A dynamic mix of day and boarding students energizes our campus and creates opportunities for students to engage with each other in the arts, athletics, campus activities and community service. Our alumni/ae describe their experience at CH-CH as truly transformational. Our private, independent school is located ten miles from Boston.