To read some of the chapel talks given at The Hill (available here as pdf files), click on the links below. Please bear in mind that in many cases these talks are the actual notes used by the speakers while giving their talks, not 'polished' essays originally intended for publication.
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2008-2009 Chapel Talks:
Mr. Matt Ralston's final Chapel talk on "What's it all about?"
Talk by Samer Muallem '09 on celebrating failure
Talk by George Flemming '09 on realizing "the journey is more important than the destination"
Talk by Jen Thompson '09 about compassion and the importance of not judging others
Talk by Ata Zaklicki '09 about being a part of The Hill "story"
Talk by Marty Previtte '09 on what it means to "be good"
Talk by Jackie Yordan '09 on moving past your fears
Talk by Ronuk Modi '12 on optimism
Talk by Ms. Perry-Hunter on facing challenges and the power of positive thinking
Martin Luther King Jr. Day talk by Tanesha Jackson '09
Talk by Robert Hirst '09 on learning from your mistakes
Talk by Mrs. Neiswender on the importance of voting
Talk by Ms. Diljohn on what it means to be a member of The Hill community
Talk by Fr. Houghton on finding sacred spaces
Talk by Caitlin Klein '09 about philanthropy
2007-2008 Chapel talks:
Talk by Joey Swist '08 about his journey to The Hill
Talk by Bill Dougherty '08
Talk by Nick van Vliet '08 on his travels to the North Country in Canada
Talk by Huntley McGowan '08 on change
Talk by Ariel Royer '08 on her year abroad in Italy
“Harry Potter, Planet Narnia, & the Theology of the Cross” by Mark Rigg
Fourth Lent sermon by Fr. Houghton
First Lent sermon by Fr. Houghton
Drew Skitko '08 talk on singing
Mr. Matt Ralston's talk about what he has learned from his students
Dr. Henry Bender- New Year chapel talk
Sydney Kaiserman '08 chapel talk
Sierra Bintliff '08 on being Quaker
Parents Weekend talk on conscience by Fr. Houghton
Kate Boerma '08 and Alex Reisfield '08 shared "Sustainability" chapel talk given September 27, 2007
Fr Houghton chapel talk on Bishop Lancelot Andrewes
Fr Houghton September 16, 2007 chapel talk
Johny Walsh '08 talk on her friend, Jay
Fr Houghton introductory chapel talk
Fr Houghton on the Honor Code