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Hewitt Alumnae to honor Ms. Sherry Grand and Ms. Anita Edwards at Reunion 2014

Sherry Grand in her first year at Hewitt in 1986

For 28 years, Sherry Grand inspired generations of Hewitt students.  Best known as Head of Upper School, Sherry spread a warm and friendly sense of community.  She has worn many hats at Hewitt, including counselor, alumnae ambassador, and book club leader for parents and students.  Sherry has left an indelible mark on Hewitt.  She will receive the Delman Distinguished faculty Award at Reunion 2014.

The Delman Distinguished Faculty Award is named for Elizabeth Delman, the chairperson of the Hewitt English department from 1956-late 1970s, and is presented each year to a faculty member for excellence in teaching.

Anita Edwards in her first year at Hewitt in 1972

Elizabeth Delman herself hired Anita Edwards as an English teacher in 1972.  Since then Anita has been English department chair, humanities department chair, and director of admissions.  She built the school’s archives and published Hewitt’s history as the school’s first director of archives and research.  Anita was honored with the Delman Distinguished Faculty Award in 2010.  Finishing with her 42nd year, Anita Edwards has been a mentor to decades of Hewitt students and faculty.

You can’t turn back the time, but you can wind it up again! – Winter Alumnae Reception – February 26, 2014

Hewitt Alumnae showed up in numbers for the Annual Winter Alumnae Reception. Classes from 1966 through 2010 were represented…that’s five decades of Hewitt Alums! With many new faces in the crowd, it wasn’t long until the buzz of the room took over. A good time was had by all. Thank you to Eva Shure ’97 for hosting an amazing evening! Join the Hewitt Alumnae Facebook Group to see more pictures and comments from the party-goers.

Hewitt Alumnae talk to current Upper School students and parents about life “Beyond Hewitt.” – January 15, 2014

(L-R) Natalie Shemilt ’10 (Penn), Pauline Cronin ’13 (Johns Hopkins), Elisabeth Bronheim ’05 (Birch Wathen Lenox), Alexandra Wexler ’06 (Wall Street Journal), and Lindsey Brandt ’05 (Ralph Lauren)

How does Hewitt prepare students for success at the university level and beyond? Our Alumnae can tell you! Hewitt women, currently in college and already in their careers, spoke with Upper School parents and students during the “Beyond Hewitt” panel held on January 15, 2014. Pauline Cronin ’13 said the accessibility of Hewitt teachers led her to expect and take advantage of all resources offered at college such as academic advisory hours. Lindsey Brandt ’05 talked about her participation in different Hewitt clubs; being active in such varied activities allowed her to explore several creative paths before focusing on advertising.

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