On May 31, the Choate community conducted a Witness Stones Project installation ceremony on campus, commemorating the life of an enslaved girl named Lettice c. 1775-1781. Enslaved by Captain Caleb and Ruth Atwater, who lived in Homestead--built as the Atwater family home in 1774 and sold to the School in 1933. Lettice had been unknown to the School until Choate students, in collaboration with members of Witness Stones Project, pursued research of records uncovered and presented by the Wallingford Historic Preservation & Trust in 2021.
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On Friday, May 26, Choate announced the year’s Prize Day awards. A recording of Prize Day, along with the full list of prize winners may be found here.
Choate held its 133rd Commencement Exercises on Sunday, May 28 on the Great Lawn with a Commencement address delivered by legendary tennis star, Billie Jean King. Head of School Alex D. Curtis and the Board of Trustees of Choate Rosemary Hall bestowed diplomas and certificates to a graduating class of 254 students.
On May 24, Choate students competed in the Physics Phlotilla, an annual tradition of racing across Science Center Pond in handmade vessels in an effort to be the fastest boat to successfully travel out and back.
Several Choate Physics students were honored with medals recently while competing to represent the U.S. in the 2023 International Physics Olympiad. They were among 20 Choate students who elected to take the first-round test -- of that group five advanced to be among the 250 nationwide given the opportunity to take the next level exam. Although no Choate student earned a place on the U.S. team, the second test yielded medals for the following three Choate students: Henry Ding ’24, Gold Medal; David Wang ’24, Silver Medal; and Ryan Yang ’23, Bronze Medal.
At School meeting on May 16, Director of Community Service Melissa Koomson presented the 2023 John Kirby Simon '79 Awards to four students who have made great contributions to our local and global communities through service to others, and who continue to exemplify a commitment to service. The awards were presented to one individual from each form.
On Friday, May 12, Choate will welcome over 200 grandparents to campus to continue a warm tradition that coincides with Reunion Weekend. Choate students will take their grandparents to classes, lunch in Hill House Dining Hall, and athletic practices in the afternoon. Grandparents will also be treated to breakfast at the Sally Hart Lodge & Alumni Center, campus tours, and in the afternoon--coffee, cookies, and conversation with Alex D. Curtis, Head of School, and Jenny Elliott, Head of Student & Academic Life.
On Tuesday, May 9, Window Snyder ’93 received the Choate Rosemary Hall Alumni Award, which recognizes alumni whose outstanding professional achievements have brought prestige to the School. Snyder is a trailblazer in the world of cybersecurity.