|Reese Witherspoon Talks About Harpeth Hall|
On a rainy Sunday morning in November, a crew from 60 Minutes descended on the Harpeth Hall campus to set up for an interview with one of the school’s famous alumnae, Reese Witherspoon, class of 1994.
|Thank You for Day of Giving Support|
THANK YOU! On behalf of our students, faculty, and staff, thank you to all who participated in our inaugural #HHDayofGiving to make it such a tremendous success! You can click here and still support the #HHDayofGiving http://bit.ly/HHGive2014.
|Harpeth Hall Well Represented In Mini-Nutcracker|
Harpeth Hall students and children of Harpeth Hall alumnae danced in the year’s Mini-Nutcracker. They included Mary Britton and Nealy Anderson (alumna mother, Britt Nielson Anderson), Bela and Felix Arwen (alumna mother, Mary Dudley Arwen), Nora Wheliss (alumna mother, Shelby Bailey Wheliss), and Annie Linley (alumna mother, Frances Bailey Linley). Current Harpeth Hall students who participated are Mary Britton and Nealy Anderson, Laurel Grissom, and Evelyn Daniel.
|Alumna Becomes National Press Secretary for U.S. Department of Health and Human Services|
Alumna Katie Hill ’00 has become the new national press secretary for health care at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, working for the new HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell. She will primarily focus on the communications strategy around the continued implementation of the Affordable Care Act and other public health initiatives, working closely with national and health care reporters who are covering the topic.
We NEED your NOMINATIONS for Alumnae Awards! Do you know a fellow alumna who deserves recognition? Please consider nominating her today for one of these awards: Distinguished Alumna, Spirit of Service, or Athletic Hall of Fame.
|The Investiture of Head of School Stephanie Balmer|
The Investiture of Stephanie Balmer on Friday, Sept. 5 signaled a new chapter in the life of The Harpeth Hall School. Tapped as the sixth Head of School, Mrs. Balmer brings passion and dedication to advancing single-gender education. The Rev. Lissa Smith from the class of 1991 gave the inspiring invocation that reminded all in attendance to “Give us peace as we walk into this new day full of hope and expectation. Open our eyes to the ways in which each of us can bring about a more perfect joy for all that step onto this campus. Grow us in spirit of truth and love of learning that will make us better scholars, better citizens, and yield a more perfect community.”
|Gandhi's Grandson Inspires Students |
Dr. Arun Gandhi was chosen as the first speaker of a new speaker initiative launched last spring as a result of generous funding from a Harpeth Hall alumna. Members of the Upper School Student Speaker Series Committee chose the grandson of the legendary Mahatma Gandhi to address the upper school on Friday to kick off the series.
|Damn Yankees Reunion!|
Cast and crew from the HH/MBA 2000 production of the musical Damn Yankees were treated to the 2014 version of the musical at MBA's Paschall Theater. Cal Fuller directed the seventeenth annual musical collaboration between MBA and Harpeth Hall.