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List of 4 news stories.

  • Sophomores Chosen to Speak at Leadership Greater Hartford’s Common Ground Graduation

    by Alexa Miano, University of Hartford Communications Intern
    On December 11th at 6pm, Leadership Greater Hartford (LGH) had graduation proceedings for Common Ground program participants at the Lincoln Financial Group located in Downtown Hartford. Watkinson’s Head of School, Teri Schrader, was represented as a local leader and chosen to be the keynote speaker at the event this year. Two other Watkinson community members were also picked to speak, sophomores Anders A. and David E. who were two of the graduates participating in the event. Eight schools were represented that evening, and of the 27 members graduating that night, Anders were two of five student speakers chosen to present their speeches about how the program impacted them. Anders and David were joined by two Watkinson classmates — Olivia C and Shamarla K. — making a total of four Watkinson students in the group of 27 graduates.
  • Sophomore Represents CT at Facebook Competition

    Watkinson sophomore Angelique P. will compete with Girls For Technology, Inc. and represent the State of Connecticut at Facebook headquarters to compete in the final round of the Engineer For The Week Challenge (EFTW) to further develop Artificial Intelligence (AI), EBONI - a Chabot for young Black professionals.
  • CAP Students in New York for Broadway Workshop

    CAP students did a Broadway workshop last Friday in New York City at the Pearl Rehearsal Studios with Hamilton cast member Thayne Jasperson. Jasperson has been in the Broadway smash hit musical since it opened, playing Samuel Seabury, singing and dancing in the chorus, and understudying the role of King George. Jasperson has also been on Broadway in Newsies and Matilda, and was a featured dancer on So You Think You Can Dance. Students learned the words and choreography to a section of "The Schuyler Sisters" and had the opportunity to speak with Thayne about his career.

    Other highlights of the day included a visit to the Eugene Richards show at the International Center for Photography and a performance of the Tony Award-winning musical The Band's Visit.
  • 2019 Costa Rica Adventure/Service Trip — Application Deadline Extended

    by Alexa Miano, University of Hartford Communications Intern
    Watkinson’s annual trip to Costa Rica will run from June 13 - 22, 2019 and will be available to students who are currently in grades 6 to 9. Throughout the course of this trip, students will expect to be participating in adventurous activities, as well as helping out with community service. They will be moving around to several areas in Costa Rica, staying in hotels near the Arenal Volcano, Cahuita National Park, San Jose, and will also be doing homestays in the Sitio de Mata Village. This trip is a great opportunity that introduces students to international travel, and prepares them for the even bigger trips that are offered in the upper school.


Perhaps the best Watkinson tradition ever. #seniorquilt #classof2016 #happygraduation

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