On Monday, October 10, Bucknell University's Beyond Unison a cappella group performed in the CFTA for all members of The Hill community. Tuesday evening was the second College Mini Fair of the year. Fifth and sixth former students had the opportunity to speak with representatives from more than a dozen colleges and universities.
On Wednesday, the School hosted a 150-Mile Fall Picnic. Most of the picnic’s items, including hamburgers and hotdogs, came from farms in Lancaster County, which is less two hours away from The Hill, and some items even came from towns less than an hour from campus. The picnic was designed to limit waste through composting, recycling and using “green” items. For instance, drinks were served in Greenware cups made from corn and the plates were made from sugarcane, which allowed The Hill community to compost not only their food waste, but also forks, cups, napkins and plates. Read more about the picnic
Also on Wednesday, Mrs. Fechik-Kirk took three students to volunteer at Greener Partners’ Longview Farm in Collegeville, Pa. In addition to sampling organic raspberries, the girls spent the morning clearing out raspberry bushes to make room for spring strawberries. In just an hour and a half, this hard working trio cleared out enough raspberry plants to fill a trailer.
The heralded American fiction short story author Pinckney Benedict ’82 returned to campus on Friday night to give a reading from his most recent collection of short stories, Miracle Boy and Others. One of his readings included a description of a window pane in the Memorial Room. On Saturday, almost every athletics team traveled to Mercersburg Academy for the second “MAPL Day” of the fall, with several teams returning home victorious.