2019

  • April

    New Faculty Hired for 2019-2020

    We are delighted to welcome several new faculty members to The Hilltop for the coming school year who will serve as Director of College Advising, Admission Office and Basketball Coach, Science Department Chair, and Mathematics Teacher.


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  • Cam Beecy '15 Nominated as 2019 Hockey Humanitarian

    Cam Beecy ’15, now a senior defenseman for the Norwich University Cadets hockey team in Northfield, VT has been nominated as one of five finalists for the prestigious 2019 Hockey Humanitarian Award. The award is presented annually by the Hockey Humanitarian Award Foundation to college hockey’s “finest citizen”. Cam’s nomination recognizes his inspiring work with a number of philanthropic efforts. Congratulations, Cam!

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  • Incoming Head of School Tyler Lewis Welcomes Accepted Candidates and Parents

    Dustin Meltzer '05
    On Friday, March 29, 2019, incoming Head of School Tyler Lewis, along with his wife Renee and three young children, Benjamin 9, Finnegan 7, and Hadley 5, and family Golder Retriever aptly named Baxter, visited The Hilltop to greet newly accepted Kimball Union applicants for the first of two Admission Revisit Days.
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  • 2019 Cullman Scholars Announced

    Created in 1983 by Hugh Cullman '42, the Cullman Scholarship Program supports students in off-campus study opportunities. During the summer of 2018, nine scholarship recipients pursued courses of study ranging from serving as an International Physician’s Assistant in Warsaw, Poland to studying microfinance in Kathmandu, Nepal. Recently, The Cullman Scholarship Comittee, comprised of faculty representatives and the 2018 recipients, announced 2019 Cullman Scholars.

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  • Student Artists Earn Recognition

    KUA student artists were recognized during the Winter Trimester for outstanding work in ceramics and visual art.

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  • K-Term Course on Greece Features Trip to Athens

    For their K-term class this year, Interim Head of School Pam Clarke and faculty member John Custer offered an intensive course in all things Greek. In preparation for a trip to Athens the following week six serious students (Global and Arts Scholars) immersed themselves in Greek history and culture.

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  • Julian ’19 – Cullman Scholar in Nepal

    Established in 1983 with a gift from Hugh Cullman '42, the Cullman Scholarship Program supports students in off-campus study opportunities. During the summer of 2018, nine scholarship recipients pursued courses of study ranging from volunteering with Real Cochabamba Soccer Academy in Bolivia to interning with the Industrial Bank of China’s Green Financial Division. Recently, Julian '19 gave a presentation at All School Meeting about his Cullman Scholarship studying microfinance in Nepal.

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  • March

    Beating “Gymtimidation”: Tips for Overcoming Gym Anxiety

    Matt Underhill, English Department Faculty, Boys Varsity Hockey Coach, Varsity Softball Head Coach.
    In my years working with high school athletes, I have observed some incredibly skilled, gritty, and hardworking students who are driven to play their sports at the college level and beyond. However, because they have not yet learned the benefits of purposeful strength and conditioning, many of these athletes are not maximizing their potential. Because so many high school students either do not know the benefits of the gym or suffer from gym anxiety (aka “gymtimidation”), strength training is one area where high school athletes can gain a decisive advantage over their competition.

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  • 2019 Commencement Speaker Announced

    KUA is pleased to announce that Mike Schafer H'13, P'12, '15, '19 has been chosen to deliver the 2019 commencement address. As he graduates along with the class of his youngest child Jonathan, who will receive his diploma from his Dad, this capstone to Mike’s sixteen years as Head of School honors his long and successful tenure on The Hilltop.
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  • KUA Marks the Passing of Doug Grearson

    Longtime Meriden resident Doug Grearson P’75, ’76, ’80, ’87 passed away on February 23, 2019, in Lebanon, New Hampshire. During the 1980s, Mr. Grearson was Chief of the Meriden Volunteer Fire Department and was instrumental in supporting the Kimball Union Fire Brigade during its creation.
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  • K-Term 2019 Kicks Off

    The 2019 edition of K-Term, KUA’s annual pause in the academic year for place-based experiential learning workshops and projects, began on Monday, March 4. In addition to the traditional sophomore journey to Washington, DC, this year’s K-Term offerings include a number of off- and on-campus activities and trips, including exploring the arts in New York City and spring skiing in Vermont and New Hampshire.
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  • Boys Varsity Hockey Three-peat as New England Champions

    On the heels of their second consecutive Lakes Region Championship victory, Boys’ Varsity Hockey traveled to St. Anselm College to defend their two-time New England Championship in the NEPSAC Elite 8 Stuart/Corkery Tournament against #1 seed, Salisbury School on Sunday, March 3. Sullivan Arena was packed with Wildcat fans spanning generations as Kimball Union earned their fourth in history, third consecutive, New England Championship.
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  • February

    Winter Musical: Mamma Mia!

    KUA’s 2019 winter musical production ran February 21 through 23 on the Flickinger Arts Center main stage to rave reviews. The cast included nearly one-quarter of the student body as actors, singers, dancers, and scenic design, construction and tech hands. 
     
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  • Boys Varsity Hockey wins Lakes Region Championship

    Boys Varsity Hockey won the Lakes Region Chamionship for the second consecutive year on Saturday with a 6-2 victory over Tilton.

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  • Feichtinger Cup and Harry Robinson ’74 Memorial Ski Day

    Saturday, February 9 witnessed the annual Feichtinger Cup and Harry Robinson ’74 Memorial Ski Day, this year at Pico Mountain. 
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  • Student Life Office Offers “Winter Saturdays” Special Programming

    Two Saturday mornings, January 19 (for Seniors and Sophomores) and February 16 (for Juniors and Freshmen), have been set aside in the busy winter schedule for KUA mission-aligned programming for each class.

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  • Winter '19 - Cullman Scholar in Clarksdale, Mississippi

    Dustin Meltzer '05
    Established in 1983 with a gift from Hugh Cullman '42, the Cullman Scholarship Program supports students in off-campus study opportunities. During the summer of 2018, nine scholarship recipients pursued courses of study ranging volunteering with Real Cochabamba Soccer Academy in Bolivia to interning with the Industrial Bank of China’s Green Financial Division. Recently, Winter '19 gave a presentation at All School Meeting about her Cullman Scholarship volunteering with The Spring Initiative in Clarksdale, Mississippi.
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  • STEM's Real World Design Challenge Team Wins New Hampshire State Competition

    Having won previous state and national Real World Design Challenges, KUA’s team finds itself in the spotlight again this year. The 2019 state challenge on Jan 4th, 2019 was to design an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS, or drone), create a theory of operation, and develop a business plan for the commercial operations of the system based on the following scenario:

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  • Andy '19 - Cullman Scholar at the Industrial Bank of China

    Dustin Meltzer '05
    Established in 1983 with a gift from Hugh Cullman '42, the Cullman Scholarship Program supports students in off-campus study opportunities. During the summer of 2018, nine scholarship recipients pursued courses of study ranging from serving as a medical intern in Warsaw, Poland to volunteering with Real Cochabamba Soccer Academy in Bolivia. Recently, Andy '19 gave a presentation at All School Meeting about his Cullman Scholarship interning with the Industrial Bank of China’s Green Financial Division.

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  • January

    Cam Beecy '15 Nominated for Humanitarian Award

    Senior defenseman Cam Beecy ’15 of the Norwich University men's ice hockey team is one of 17 collegiate hockey players nominated for the prestigious Hockey Humanitarian Award.

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  • Alex '19 - Cullman Scholar at University of Oxford

    Dustin Meltzer '05
    Established in 1983 with a gift from Hugh Cullman '42, the Cullman Scholarship Program supports students in off-campus study opportunities. During the summer of 2018, nine scholarship recipients pursued courses of study ranging from a Spanish Language and cultural immersion in Mexico City to serving as a medical intern in Warsaw, Poland. Recently, Alex '19 gave a presentation at All School Meeting about his Cullman Scholarship interning in a lab at the Dunn School of Pathology at the University of Oxford.

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  • STEM Activity Computer Design Challenge

    Dustin Meltzer '05
    Prior to Winter Break, STEM activity began an exciting design challenge. “We had 11 students who separated into 4 teams of 2 or 3,” remarks Sean McDonough, Faculty Advisor of STEM Activity. He continues, “Each group learned about what goes into a computer, what each part does, what’s good, what’s bad – basically how to design a computer from scratch.”

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  • Alice '19 - Cullman Scholar in Poland

    Alice '19
    Established in 1983 with a gift from Hugh Cullman '42, the Cullman Scholarship Program supports students in off-campus study opportunities. During the summer of 2018, nine scholarship recipients pursued courses of study ranging from a Spanish Language and cultural immersion in Mexico City to volunteering at a Buddhist Temple in Southwest China. Recently, Alice '19 gave a presentation at All School Meeting about her Cullman Scholarship as a medical intern in Warsaw, Poland.

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  • Lucie '21 Wins the Gold

    Dustin Meltzer '05
    Congratulations to Lucie '21 on playing with the U18 French National Girls’ Hockey team in the International Ice Hockey Federation’s Division 1B World Championships in Dumfries, Scotland during the second week of January.

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  • Dr. Erick Lansigan Guest Lectures

    Dustin Meltzer '05
    Dr. Erick Lansigan P ’22, Hematologist and Oncologist at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, guest lectured recently in Mike Van Dolah’s Biology classes. 

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  • A Legacy of Inspiring Teachers and Students

    KUA mourns the passing of Jack Ragle.

    It is with great sadness that KUA notes the passing of longtime faculty emeritus and Hilltop icon Jack Ragle.
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  • Harry '19 - Cullman Scholar at Cornell University

    Harry '19
    Established in 1983 with a gift from Hugh Cullman '42, the Cullman Scholarship Program supports students in off-campus study opportunities. During the summer of 2018, nine scholarship recipients pursued courses of study ranging from a Spanish Language and cultural immersion in Mexico City to volunteering at a Buddhist Temple in Southwest China. Recently, Harry '19 gave a presentation at All School Meeting about his Cullman Scholarship as a research intern at Cornell University.

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