Students Recognized at 2022 Awards Day
Blankets spread across Souby Lawn, students sporting face paint and sparkling stickers, and even an appearance by a crowdsurfing Eccowasin Eagle. It could only mean one thing — Awards Day had arrived.
At Harpeth Hall, Awards Day is more than just a ceremony recognizing academic, artistic, and athletic excellence, it is a day for students to uplift one another. This support is the cornerstone of what makes the Harpeth Hall special.
At the end of every year, the student body gathers to recognize the achievements of their peers. During the Upper School award ceremony, students give wholehearted and energetic support to their fellow Honeybears. Every award is like celebrating an Emmy or a Pulitzer, with friends bounding across the lawn to give hugs and high fives in true display of their sisterhood.
“Harpeth Hall's community is truly reflective of the school's mission to lift up the mind and spirit,” senior Katherine Hu said. “The girls in my class have supported me and lifted me up for as long as I can remember and I always feel encouraged to do the same for them.”
For many, Awards Day is the highlight of their year. Students are honored for achievements in science, math, foreign language,
leadership in athletics, excellence in the arts, and strength of character and spirit. And then comes the most anticipated portion of the day: the club song competition where students write their own club-themed lyrics to popular songs to perform for the school. Although Angkor, Triad, and Ariston performed valiantly with bright blue pom poms, backflips, and shoulder-shaking dance moves, Eccowasin took home the top prize in a spirited performance of “Eagles Fly” (or “Hips Don’t Lie” by Shakira) complete with a crowdsurfing eagle mascot.
With so much to celebrate, it was a great day to be a Honeybear. Now that this school year is coming to an end, we look forward to continuing to build our community in the 2022-23 school year!
Announcing the 2021 Lady of the Hall Court
The origin of the Lady of the Hall ceremony comes from a Ward-Belmont tradition. Every spring, classes chose an outstanding young woman to represent them in the May Day Celebration. Traditionally, the youngest participants were crownbearers and heralds, while the older students were class representatives.
Harpeth Hall has embraced this ceremony, and each spring recognizes one outstanding member of each class who is chosen by her peers. This ceremony also honors the Lady of the Hall, Harpeth Hall's highest honor, chosen by upper school students and faculty. During the Upper School Awards Day ceremony, Head of School Jess Hill announced this year's Lady of the Hall Court.
Congratulations to this year's Lady of the Hall and Class Representatives for representing Harpeth Hall with integrity, kindness, and loyalty to others and to your school.
- Fifth Grade Crownbearer: Ilsa Christopher
- Sixth Grade Crownbearer: Georgia Wolter
- Seventh Grade Herald: Ruby Mae Russell
- Eighth Grade Herald: Maddie Camp
- Freshman Representative: Tara Hagerty
- Sophomore Representative: Mason Hart
- Junior Representative: Grace Moore
- Senior Representative: Cori Magsby
- Lady of the Hall: Betsy Rogers