It was a sunny day in Massachusetts as the Choate Rosemary Hall Wild Boars traveled north for their annual Deerfield Day--the 101st meeting between the two Schools, and the clear skies and slightly chilling winds made for ideal conditions for the fall athletic programs to compete in some of their final games of the season.
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Choate’s Science Research Program (SRP) hosted Student Lecture Series 2023, on Nov. 7 & 9 with 16 sixth form students presenting their independent research. The series culminates eighteen months of work completed by 8 students in the biological sciences and 8 in the physical sciences. Each gave a 15-minute talk of a written manuscript meeting the standards of professional publication, or a poster one would see at an academic conference.
Choate marks the 101-year-old tradition of respectful rivalry with Deerfield Academy with athletic contests Saturday, November 11, this year at Deerfield Academy. The week leading up to the event--fittingly called "Spirit Week” --is filled with School enthusiasm for activities including Twin Tuesday, Western Wednesday, Throwback Thursday, that culminate with a pep rally at Ann and George Colony Hall on Friday, 8 p.m.
On November 7, 2023, Choate hosted author Aimee Nezhukumatathil to read and speak about her memoir, World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments. Described by NPR as “Hands-down one of the most beautiful books of the year,” Nezhukumatathil’s collection of essays was the All School Summer Read.
On October 18, the Associated Builders and Contractors of Connecticut honored Choate with an Excellence in Construction award for the design of the seven new faculty houses on Hillhouse Way. The award is the industry’s leading competition and honors the state’s most innovative and high-quality construction. Choate received the Award of Merit for Residential/Small Projects at a ceremonial dinner held at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville, CT.
On October 19, Choate Rosemary Hall will welcome more than 700 family members to campus for Family Weekend for events over a three-day period that will include special guest speaker Dr. Laurie Santos, producer of ‘The Happiness Lab’ podcast.
The Wolfpack Sled Hockey Team, part of the Gaylord Sports Association, Gaylord Specialty Healthcare’s adaptive sports program based in Wallingford, will call Remsen Arena home starting this fall. The team is coed and consists of about 12 adult players with a range of diagnoses including spinal cord injury, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, amputation, and multiple sclerosis. The team competes nationally in the USA Hockey Disabled Hockey Festival and in April 2023 became the national champions in the Adult Tier II Division. The Wolfpack is the only sled hockey team in Connecticut and competes in the Northeast Sled Hockey League (NESHL) September through May.
Public theologian and scholar Dr Roberto Che Espinoza addressed the School community on Tuesday, September 26 on the topic of Radical Belonging and Finding Connection across Profound Difference.
On September 29, Choate students, faculty, and staff will work across campus and in the Greater New Haven Area to address the issue of food insecurity during an annual day of service. As part this year’s event titled “Hungry for Justice,” approximately 1100 School community members will work with more than two dozen local organizations, showing a tradition of service to others on and off campus that continues throughout the School year.