On Wednesday, May 23, students enjoyed the annual Strawberry Festival
and other traditional end-of-the-year activities. The Women of The Hill hosted the Strawberry Festival, selling homemade strawberry shortcakes and Strawberry Festival t-shirts. All proceeds of the sale will be donated to the Cluster Outreach of Pottstown, an organization that provides support to residents of the Greater Pottstown area who are in need. According to Mrs. Ellen Nelson, instructor of the arts, more than $1,200 was raised.
The day's festivities began at lunch with the dedications of The Record, the School's literary magazine, and the Dial yearbook. Both publications were dedicated to Headmaster Dougherty in honor of his upcoming retirement from the School after 19 years as Headmaster.
The afternoon offered a variety of activities for students including the distribution of the Dial, "Major H" photos for varsity athletic teams, inflatable games, a powder puff football game, the j-ball championship, and a cookout.
In addition to Wednesday's events, sixth formers have been participating in a number of activities to commemorate their final week as Hill students. The Sixth Form Dance
was held on the CFTA patio on the beautiful evening of Saturday, May 19, and the next day the annual Sixth Form Tea
was held for the sixth form girls and their mothers. The final seated dinner of the year and the last faculty/sixth form coffee
took place on Tuesday, May 22, and featured the faculty's traditional reading of Dr. Seuss' "Oh, the Places You'll Go" for the sixth formers.