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Watkinson Senior is #1 Commit to D1 Equestrian Program

Watkinson School senior Tessa B. signed her national letter of intent as the number one 2022 D1 commit to the University of Georgia equestrian team. The Georgia Bulldogs’ equestrian program has been the epitome of success since its inception in 2001. Since the program started, the Bulldogs have reached unprecedented heights, including six national titles, … Read more

Watkinson Junior Competes Nationally

On Sunday, April 11, Elijah H. ’22 competed in the USA Gymnastics New England Region competition. This meet, which was held virtually, is the qualifier for the national championships. Elijah placed second on the vault, which qualifies him to represent New England at nationals in Daytona Beach, Florida on May 11-16. For the virtual regional … Read more

New History Electives Announced

Watkinson School is proud to announce a new slate of history electives for 11th and 12th grade students.  Six years ago, in the midst of strategic planning, faculty envisioned redesigning the senior year which would also mean redesigning aspects of the upper school curriculum that leads to the senior experience. During our five years of … Read more

Junior Donates 1000 Masks

Anne Goshdigian, coordinator of Faces of Homelessness at Hands On Hartford, a nonprofit that works with homeless Hartford residents and presented to Watkinson students on Equity and Social Justice Day, said, “Hands On Hartford received an amazing donation of 1,000 face masks from Cindy Z. [class of 2021] last week. What a blessing! They will … Read more

Sophomore Named Academic All-American

Elijah H. ’22 has been awarded the USA Gymnastics Academic All-American Recognition award this year. Robert Cowan, former USA Gymnastics Men’s Program Director, established the award in 1986 to encourage a high level of academic achievement in young athletes in addition to their athletic achievements. The award honors athletes’ development of values, morals, and social … Read more

Junior Named All-NEPSAC

Congratulations to Angel T. ’21 for being named to the New England Prep School Athletic Council all-New England squad for boys basketball for the 19-20 season. A guard for the Rams, Angel is among 20 players from New England to receive the All-NEPSAC distinction at the class D level.

Model UN at the Hungarian and EU Consulates

Watkinson’s Upper School Model UN had the opportunity to travel to New York last week in preparation for their upcoming conference at the University of Hartford in December. The team visited both the Hungarian and EU Consulates. The Hungarians were especially hospitable; our students had the privilege of meeting with the Ambassador, Deputy ambassador, and … Read more

Senior Recognized by National Merit Scholarship Program

Watkinson congratulates Clare C. ’20 for being named a Commended Student in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. A letter of commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented by Ms. Schrader to Clare for her scholastic talents. About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are … Read more

Senior Wins Yale Debate Competition

Patrick H. ’20, one of Watkinson’s Global Studies Program diploma students, won the Yale Invitational High School Parliamentary Debate Competition Sunday!! Over 20 hours, Patrick and members of the Watkinson/Westfield Debate Team debated 9 rounds, each with a different resolution and had just 15 minutes to prep each without sources or internet. Patrick gave the … Read more

Upper School Head Selected by Anti-Defamation League

Watkinson School is pleased to announce that Upper School Head Ryan Reese was selected by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) to be one of nine educators nationally to pilot ADL’s new Civics Education Program. ADL announced that this new program stems from the belief that, “…enabling students to explore their civic engagement and identities through an anti-bias and social justice … Read more

Watkinson Class of 2019 College Matriculations

Watkinson School congratulates all 42 students from the class of 2019 who will graduate on Friday, June 7th. We are proud of their accomplishments and celebrate them attending the following Colleges and Universities:Bard CollegeBentley UniversityBoston University (3)Brandeis UniversityBryn Mawr CollegeCentral CT State UniversityClark University (2)Connecticut CollegeEckerd CollegeFairfield UniversityHigh Point UniversityHofstra UniversityLynn University (2)Manhattanville CollegeMarist CollegeNew … Read more

Upper School Model UN heads to Dartmouth

Watkinson’s upper school Model United Nations attended Dartmouth Model UN (DartMUN) last weekend (April 5-7) with 8 students. Jackson F. ’21 won an “outstanding delegate” award for his work representing Chief of Staff for the Philippines Navy (PN) – Carlito Galvez Jr.; his committee was the Duterte Administration. DartMUN was comprised of students playing the … Read more

Senior Thalia P. Has Original Play Read at Hartford Stage

.Thalia P. ’19 was chosen to participate in Write On, Hartford Stage’s Annual Young Playwrights’ Competition. The competition is open to all Connecticut residents in grades 9-12. From among these applicants, 5-6 are selected to participate in the program. The program is modeled on Hartford Stage’s new play development process, and Write On playwrights have … Read more

The Future Perfect Project at Watkinson

by Harrison Richman, University of Hartford Communications Intern Announcing an extraordinary opportunity for the Watkinson community: the nationwide “Future Perfect Project” brings its LGBTQ initiative to Watkinson. The Future Perfect Project is an ongoing series of workshops, designed to provide LGBTQ high school students and student allies with songwriting and storytelling techniques and the opportunity … Read more