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Inspiring Internship in Nepal
Caroline Hawkins ’12 worked in a cafeteria in Kathmandu, dishing up hearty servings of dal bhat, a lentils and rice dish, to a long line of about 500 neighborhood children living in the slums along the banks of the Baghwati River.
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Celebrating 42nd Year of Winterim
“Our hope for all of you is that you discover a new interest,” said Jess Hill, Director of the Upper School, at Monday’s opening assembly marking the 42nd year of Winterim. Begun in 1973, Winterim is a three-week program of on-and off-campus opportunities meant to broaden the intellectual horizons of our students. This year, more than 200 freshmen and sophomores can participate in 70 engaging on-campus courses, including Wearable Technology, Programming, History of Coffee, Playwriting, Marine Biology, and Songwriting. 

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Finding Success in Teach for America
Noel Price, class of 2009, is taking what she learned from her teachers at Harpeth Hall and emulating their passion and skills in her own classroom as a seventh-grade math teacher for YES Prep Hoffman in Houston, TX. Noel is completing her final year with Teach for America, but plans to stay on as a teacher next year.

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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. 

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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.
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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.
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Winter Camps, Clinics, and Leagues Offered
Sign your children up today for Harpeth Hall's great Winter Camps, Clinics, and Lacrosse League.
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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.
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Nominations Needed!!
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.
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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.”
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Upcoming Events
New Orleans Area Alumnae Reception
1/26/2015
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: The Swizzle Stick Bar, 300 Poydras Street
Contact: Scottie Coombs

Winterim for Adults: Cooking - Stocks and Broths
1/28/2015
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: The Nashville Food Project, 3605 Hillsboro Road
Contact: Lisa Harrison
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Winterim for Adults: Anatomy of a Murder
1/29/2015
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Patton Visual Arts Center, Art History Classroom 1st Floor
Contact: Lisa Harrison
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Winterim for Adults: Beginning Tap
2/3/2015
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Downstairs Dance Studio, McMurry Center
Contact: Lisa Harrison
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Winterim for Adults: Get in their World ... the Digital World
2/4/2015
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Ann Scott Carell Library Board Room, Lower Level
Contact: Lisa Harrison
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Washington DC Area Alumnae Reception
2/5/2015
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Brixton, 901 U Street, NW
Contact: Scottie Coombs
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Winterim for Adults: Beginning Tap
2/10/2015
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Downstairs Dance Studio, McMurry Center
Contact: Lisa Harrison
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Winterim for Adults: Cooking - Canning 101
2/11/2015
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: The Nashville Food Project, 3605 Hillsboro Road
Contact: Lisa Harrison
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Winterim for Adults: Book Discussion, A Streetcar Named Desire
2/12/2015
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: Ann Scott Carell Library by the fireplace, upper level
Contact: Lisa Harrison
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Winterim for Adults: Anatomy of a HIT
2/12/2015
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Patton Visual Arts Center, Art History Classroom 1st Floor
Contact: Lisa Harrison
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