The Ward-Belmont and Beyond Coffee on April 18, celebrated our past and present.
Ward-Belmont alumnae were welcomed back to campus in April to connect with each other and meet current students interested in learning about their experience. The morning began with a warm welcome and school update from Dr. Stephanie Balmer, Head of School, followed by the chamber choir performance of "Stand in Strength." Senior, Katy Stumb, is a third generation Harpeth Hall/Ward-Belmont student and third in her immediate family to attend Harpeth Hall. She spoke about what attending Harpeth Hall has meant to her.
"[Harpeth Hall] encourages each girl to become the best version of herself and not try to be someone else," said Katy.
Katy's sister, Grace Stumb Barbieri, Class of 2010, who is also Harpeth Hall's middle school history and social sciences teacher, introduced the 5th grade Oral History Project. The members of the 5th grade class joined the Ward-Belmont alumnae and interviewed them for their project. With clipboards in hand, the 5th graders took notes, asked questions and listened carefully to the stories they were told by the alumnae. Eighth grader, Maggie Hedera, Class of 2021, spoke about her fond memories of this project when she was in 5th grade. Everyone enjoyed the significant moment and laughter was in the air.
The morning concluded singing both The Bells of Ward-Belmont and the Harpeth Hall Alma Mater.