Hewitt in the News

Women and Technology: Hewitt Senior featured with panel experts on AOL Build
AOL Build
10/07/2014 – Join AOL BUILD in welcoming Girl Up, which aims to unite girls to change the world. TechCrunch’s Jordan Crook, Engadget’s Dana Wollman, Girl Up’s Dayna Geldwert and The Hewitt School’s Susannah Meyer discuss women and technology moderated by AOL Tech’s Editorial Director, Fara Warner…….. [Listen to the Interview]
Students Lead Push for Disposable Bag Fee
The Epoch Times
09/16/2014 – Dozens of elementary, middle, and high school students lobbied City Council members Tuesday to support charging a fee for disposable bags. At students’ urging in March of this year, Brad Lander and Margaret Chin introduced legislation to charge 10 cents for paper and plastic disposable bags. So far 20 members of City Council have signed on to support the legislation. “I think New York should catch up to other large cities like L.A. and Washington, D.C.,” said Keanna Hunter, a sophomore at the Hewitt School who spoke at a rally at City Hall ahead of the lobbying effort…….. [Read Original Article]
Student Created Games and Controllers
Maker Faire
09/09/2014 – Come play our games! Hewitt 7th grade girls coded games with Scratch, then designed and printed custom game controllers on a Makerbot 3D printer so you can play them……. [Read Original Article]
Two New York City high school students win prestigious national artistic awards
ABC7 Eyewitness News
06/01/2014 – Whether it’s through the written word or the lens of a camera, two young ladies are already leaving their creative mark on the world. “It just made them more confident, it made them feel like they were on a path to get somewhere. It made them feel like what they had to say was really important,” said Scholastic Awards official Virginia McEnerney. And that ‘it’? Well, it’s one of the most prestigious honors in the nation for artistic young students. The Scholastic Art and Writing awards. And two New York City students, Shannon Daniels, a senior at Stuyvesant High School, and Tyra Abraham, a senior at the Hewitt School, are among 16 high school seniors nationally to win the program’s gold medal award this year, along with a $10,000 cash scholarship…… [Read Original Article]
Hewitt teacher Jenny Kirsch is listed #1 of 20 “Smart Educators with 1000 Followers or Less.”
TeachThought
05/08/2014 – Normally “who to follow on twitter” posts are full of obvious, preaching to the choir, rich-get-richer accounts–a who’s who of edu-twitter users you probably already follow anyway. In response, we decided to create a different kind of list–people worth following with fewer than 1000 followers…… [Read Original Article]
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