The entire Greenhill community embraced “shelter-in-place” and remote learning after spring break until closing the year in June. According to Head of School Lee Hark, “this was a shift of seismic proportions, and our faculty and staff engaged in the work with a sense of optimism and shared purpose. It was inspiring to see.”
Juniors Caroline Greenstone, Jothi Gupta, Cameron Kettles, Ashley Shan, and Aimee Stachowiak won the national championship in World Schools Debate in June. In addition, Ashley Shan and Cameron Kettles were selected to the USA Debate Team.
At the same debate tournament in June, senior Joshua Timmons was the national champion in Poetry Interpretation.
The Class of 2020 graduated on campus on July 20, 2020 in a socially distant ceremony like no other in Greenhill history.
In the spring, as a tribute to the Class of 2020, every senior’s name was stenciled on Brinkmann Field, and a special video was filmed to commemorate their mark on our community.
In late May, the Class of 2020 also enjoyed a celebratory socially-distant car parade upon finishing classes.
During the quarantined months of spring, many students were highlighted by local press for showing initiative and trying to make a difference – starting nonprofits, organizing reading groups for students, and creating camps for kids.
Greenhill families supported each other and volunteered together in the aftermath of the tornado that hit Dallas in mid-October. We also welcomed St. Mark’s to celebrate their Homecoming on Greenhill’s campus after their facilities were destroyed by the storm.
Our Community Conversations series over Martin Luther King weekend focused on equity and inclusion and welcomed Rosetta Lee to speak to a variety of groups on campus; then on Monday, we held a community volunteer day at Children’s Hunger Fund.
Our faculty leaders of 2019-2020 were MS Math teacher Rachel Annunziata and US History Department Chair Amy Kasten Bresie ’96. Greenhill Legend Mel Curtis received the Penny Nicholson Award.
Karen Rupert Toliver ’84 was named Greenhill’s 2020 Distinguished Alumna.
Christopher I. Clark ‘89 received the inaugural 2020 Alumni Service Award.
In January, Greenhill introduced an improved architectural gateway and landscape concept to Spring Valley and Midway entrances.