Representing the Rotary Club of Lebanon, Jintao ’22 won the Rotary District 7850’s Speech Contest for 2021. Jintao, a native of Tianjin, China, advanced to the District contest after competing locally with a speech on toxic masculinity.
Two Kimball Union students have received awards in both local and national exhibitions for their work in ceramics. Ari ’23 and Briana ’22 were recognized in the AVA Gallery High School Exhibition and The National K-12 Ceramic Exhibition. Both students work under the mentorship of accomplished ceramic artist and Arts Department faculty member Ursula Fries-Herfort P’14, ’17.
In a year largely defined by limited travel and interactions with others, it is no surprise that the Cullman Scholarship received a record number of applications—and recipients. The program, funded by Hugh Cullman '42, supports tenth- and eleventh-grade students in off-campus study opportunities. This month, KUA announced that 10 students received a 2021 Cullman Scholarship to help further their educational pursuits around the world.
This Valentine’s Day enjoy a good love story! We have collected the stories of some of KUA’s couples who either met while students on The Hilltop or found their way to each other in their years after graduation.
Colter ’21 has skiing in his blood. Like many native New Englanders, he feels at home barreling downhill in fresh powder. While most students spent winter break catching up on sleep, Colter logged hours on the night shift crew at nearby Whaleback Mountain grooming trails and making snow to prepare for the upcoming ski season.
When Jingbang ’21 was awarded a Cullman Scholarship in February 2020, he was looking forward to spending his summer on two meaningful projects: creating a documentary film about the world’s largest beach cleanup in Mumbai, India; and interning in the Machine Shop at Dartmouth College’s Thayer School of Engineering. Then COVID-19 struck and derailed his plans.