News

2022

  • Melendrez '23 Reflects on Summer Astrophyics Program

    This summer Eva Melendrez ‘23 attended the Summer Science Program (SSP) Astrophysics program at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. This highly selective program has only a 10% acceptance rate of students from across the country. Below is her reflection:
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  • Chatham Hall Introduces Turtle Logo

    Chatham Hall introduced its new turtle logo in July 2022 with a lighthearted social media campaign of voting on an official name.
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  • Eubank, Smith to Serve on VISAA Committees

    Two Chatham Hall coaches will be serving on Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association (VISAA) state-level sports committees in the 2022-2023 school year.
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  • Hiltwine Writes for Net Assets Magazine

    Chatham Hall’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jennifer Hiltwine has published “An Evolving Risk Registry” in the July/August 2022 issue of Net Assets magazine.
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  • Wulsin Roberts '69 Follows Inner Guidance to Ethiopia

    When Virginia Lee Wulsin Roberts ‘69 graduated from Chatham Hall, she embarked on a life of possibilities.
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  • Chatham Hall Hosting Five 2022-2023 Athletic Tournaments

    Chatham Hall will host five athletic tournaments in the 2022-2023 academic year.
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  • Stewart '04 & Brooks '16 Join Alumnae Council

    Paula Stewart ‘04 and Imani Brooks ‘16 began their terms on the Chatham Hall Alumnae Council in July 2022. Learn more about our newest members:
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  • Deigl '23 Reflects on Architecture Camp

    This summer, Avery Deigl ‘23 spent a week at Virginia Tech’s School of Architecture + Design camp, Inside Design. Below is her reflection:
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  • Whatley '23 Reflects on Summer Veterinary Experience

    This summer, Carolyn Whatley ‘23 participated in a summer veterinary program at St. Andrews University. This is her reflection on the experience:
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  • Spring Athletics Spark Successful Season

    The spring season saw many successes across each of our five sports.
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  • Berlin ’78 to Receive ARS Distinguished Service Award

    Letitia “Tish” Berlin ’78 has been selected to receive a 2022 American Recorder Society (ARS) Distinguished Achievement Award. This award honors individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to development of the recorder movement in North America.
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  • 5 Questions With Faculty: John Kingery

    Why teach at Chatham Hall?
    I had a passion for Chatham Hall the first five minutes after stepping on campus. The atmosphere is steeped in tradition and a sense of belonging. Hearing the faculty and staff express their love for what this community offers made me realize Chatham Hall was a special place. But, what really convinced me that Chatham Hall was the place for me was its students. The scholars here are eager to learn, curious to share and explore their own interests, and thankful for what I have to share with them. You cannot ask for a better teaching experience than that.
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  • 5 Questions With Staff: Cierra Fitzgerald

    What brought you to Chatham Hall?
    I initially came to Chatham Hall in 2014 while working for a private security firm. Soon after that, I developed a sense of belonging and admiration for the School. Even though I was not directly employed here, I never felt like an outsider. The community soon became family and it felt amazing to be a part of that. There are several people with whom I grew especially close, and I will always give many thanks to Cathy LaDuke who was not only a mentor but a dear friend. I continue to cherish the connections that I have made with faculty, staff, and students. A couple of years later, an opportunity became available for me to officially become part of this wonderful community that I love so much - and of course I took it!
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  • Global Scholars Update

    Piloted in the 2019-2020 school year, the Global Scholars Program has seen rapid growth since its inception. From three students obtaining the Global Scholars Certificate in the first year, to one the second, the program is now on track to have six graduating seniors this year with 10 juniors and two sophomores involved as well.
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  • Congratulations, Class of 2022!

    Chatham Hall’s Class of 2022 graduated on May 21 with a ceremony on Pruden Lawn.
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  • Edwards '23 Accepted to Barnard Young Women's Leadership Institute

    Madison Edwards ‘23 has been accepted to the Barnard College Young Women’s Leadership Institute for summer 2022.
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  • Yearbook Wins Gold in National Program of Excellence

    The 2022 Chatham Hall yearbook, the Chathamite, has been recognized in Jostens’ National Yearbook Program of Excellence at the gold level, one of only 11 award-winners nationwide.
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  • Entrepreneurism Students Pitch Community Enhancements

    The Global Entrepreneurism Program hosted its third annual symposium on May 11. On display were student ideas to enhance Chatham Hall, the Chatham community, and the wider world.
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  • Fang Brings Folk Songs from Afar to Campus

    Acclaimed pianist Dr. Jeannette Fang performed Folk Songs from Afar for the campus community on May 11. The concert theme was the influence of folk songs on the work of Amy Beach, Karen Tanaka, and Bela Bartok. 
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  • Student Creativity Soars Through Spring Collaborative

    The Spring Collaborative is an opportunity for students to both lead and express their creativity through the performing arts, and this year’s students rose to the occasion.
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  • Alumnae Reunion Returns to Campus

    From April 29-May 1, more than 100 alumnae from the Classes of 1957-2017 returned to Chatham Hall for Reunion 2022.
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  • Alumnae Spotlight: M. Dee Guillory '83

    For M. Dee Guillory '83, life after Chatham Hall included stops at Stanford University to earn an A.B. in economics and organizational behavior (honors), the University of Michigan to earn an M.B.A. in marketing and entrepreneurship, and Georgia State University to earn a Ph.D. in marketing.
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  • Melendrez '23 Accepted to SSP Astrophysics

    Eva Melendrez ‘23 has been accepted to the Summer Science Program (SSP) Astrophysics program at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. This highly selective program has only a 10% acceptance rate of students from across the country.
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  • Pianist Jeannette Fang to Perform on Campus

    Pianist Jeannette Fang will be performing a short recital for the campus community at 2:00 p.m. on May 11 in St. Mary’s Chapel.
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  • Zhang '23 Accepted to Wharton Global Youth Program

    Zhaojiayi “Tina” Zhang ’23 has been accepted to the Wharton Global Youth Program, a summer program hosted by the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. The program offers seven on-campus business experiences, and Zhang will be attending Leadership in the Business World (LBW).
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  • WNBA Superstar Lisa Leslie to be 2022-2023 Leader in Residence

    Chatham Hall is proud to announce that four-time Olympic gold medalist and Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) superstar Lisa Leslie will serve as its 2022-2023 Polly Wheeler Guth ’44 Leader in Residence.
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  • Sustainability Course Uses Campus as Laboratory 

    Sustainability, a new one-semester science elective, not only brings environmental science to the Chatham Hall curriculum but was designed to use the School campus as the students’ laboratory. 
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  • Phil Kaye Shines as 2021-2022 Writer in Residence

    Spoken-word poet Phil Kaye was on campus in April as Chatham Hall’s 2021-2022 Writer in Residence. His visit included workshops with Advanced English students and the Classes of 2024 and 2025, a session with theatre students about performing on stage, and a keynote presentation.
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  • LaDuke Honored by VIAAA with Distinguished Service Award

    The Virginia Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (VIAAA) has announced Cathy "La" LaDuke as one of its 2022 Distinguished Service Award winners.
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  • Forensics Debuts as Science Elective

    Forensics debuted in spring 2022 as a science elective with an inaugural class of 10 students. Focused on the scientific techniques used in the detection of crimes, Amelia Kolach led the class in using laboratory and project-based techniques in the areas of forensic theory, evidence collection, forensic tracing, and the legal system.
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  • Larsen '22 Named National Merit Finalist

    Ellie Larsen ‘22 has been named a National Merit Finalist by the National Merit® Scholarship Corporation due to her outstanding high school academic record, endorsement and recommendation by Chatham Hall leadership, and SAT or ACT score.
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  • A Chatham Hall Life: Arvia Crosby Morris '46

    The following is a reflection by Arvia Crosby Morris '46 on her life at Chatham Hall and beyond.

    "My two years at Chatham Hall were both challenging and rewarding. Coming from a less than happy childhood, I enjoyed the routine of the School, its magnificent setting, and most of all making friends — some of whom were for life. 
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  • Living Well Alumnae Speaker Series Debuts

    On March 23, the Living Well Alumnae Speaker Series officially debuted with a talk about women’s health from Taylor Nyberg Taliaferro '06, M.D. Dr. Taliaferro currently serves as an OB/GYN resident physician at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Health.
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  • Young '57 & Brooks '16 Honored with 2022 Alumnae Awards

    Congratulations to Sherley Young ‘57 on being selected as the 2022 Distinguished Alumna Award recipient and Imani Brooks ‘16 named the inaugural Leader on the Rise Award recipient!
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  • Winter Teams See Record Numbers & New Opportunities 

    This winter season saw a record number of students participate in basketball, the addition of diving as a sport, the swim team head to the Blue Ridge Conference (BRC) Championships and the state meet, and one of our beloved members honored through our robotics team.
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  • Dunn '24 Igniting the Light for Others

    Bella Dunn ‘24 has founded a new club at Chatham Hall, LIGHT.
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  • Student Passions Shape GIRLS' Day

    For the fourth year, Chatham Hall’s annual GIRLS’ Day saw students take on the role of teachers to share more about their passions.
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  • FaFo to Highlight Chatham Hall Artists

    FaFo, an online gallery, will soon launch and exhibit the original artwork and publications of Chatham Hall students. Short for “Fashion Information,” the FaFo site will provide a widely accessible platform that extends beyond the School to celebrate the diversity of Chatham Hall artists.
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  • Winter Musical Brings Classic Characters to Life

    For three nights in February, the Winter Musical cast and crew performed their rendition of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. This charming musical comedy written by Clark Gesner is based on the beloved characters of Charles M. Schulz’s iconic Peanuts comics. It features songs about school and friendship.
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  • IEA Team Named Champion at Regional Finals

    On Saturday, Feb. 12, the Chatham Hall IEA team hosted the Region 8 Regional Finals in the Mars Arena. The day consisted of both team and individual competition, with six high school teams and more than 60 individual rides.
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  • Mission: Valentine Delivers More Love to Chatham

    One hundred and fifty-five Valentine’s Day cards were delivered to the residents of Chatham on Feb. 13 & 14, courtesy of the Chatham Hall community.
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  • Speedy Snacks Bring International Flavors On Dorm

    The $ Club, also known as the Money, Money, Money Club, is a student body investments-based entrepreneurial club launched last year intending to offer student-investors a way to fund on-campus businesses and learn more about what makes any venture profitable.
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  • Horn '22 Commits to Ride at Lynchburg

    Zoey Horn ‘22 has committed to ride as part of the University of Lynchburg’s equestrian program. Lynchburg riders compete in both the National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCEA) and the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA), and Horn expects to first compete within IHSA.
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  • Two New Sports Join Competitive Lineup

    Chatham Hall is pleased to announce the addition of two new competitive spring athletic programs. Golf, which will now join interscholastic competitions, and track & field will join the spring lineup with lacrosse and soccer.
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  • Chatham Hall Completes Inaugural January Term

    Chatham Hall students and faculty spent the first month of 2022 exploring a host of new subjects during the School’s first January Term.
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  • IEA Team Earns Reserve Champion at Final Home Show

    On Jan. 22, the Riding Program hosted their final home show of the season with the IEA team finishing as Reserve Champions out of seven competing teams!
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  • Xu ’23 Wins Gold Key Scholastic Art & Writing Award

    Sunny Xu ’23 recently won a Gold Key Scholastic Art & Writing Award presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers.
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  • Gray Named Lacrosse Coach

    Chatham Hall is pleased to announce Jessica Gray as head lacrosse coach for the 2022 spring season. Gray, who recently moved to the area, comes from Drew University where she was the assistant director of athletic communications and head field hockey coach.
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