Previous Year's Chapel Talks
An Introduction to Chapel: Chapel at Hill will be held for fourth, fifth, and sixth form in the Chapel for the 2021-22 academic year. Third form will participate in Chapel from our Dining Hall. Videos of speakers will be posted each week
Expectations: Expectations of ourselves and others, and how social media affects them and us.
On Accepting Yourself and Others: Body image, an often controversial but important topic, has been evidently something that Hill needs to address. Let's start the conversation.
A Lesson in Geography: Mr. Lehman discusses why understanding our relationship with place matters at Hill and beyond.
The Popularity of Unkindness: We live in a day and age where its not cool or popular to be kind. Kindness is not an easy thing, especially in the face of unkindness. But we have a responsibility to love one another, and we cannot give up on kindness.
Organ Tour: Narrated by The Rev. Anne Confer Martens ’02, Hill School Organist Bill Conrad offers a musical tour of The Keith Merrill Memorial Organ.
The Third Letter: How can we erase our worst memories? By not trying to erase them.
Identity and Acceptance: As we discuss the importance of accepting one another, let us also recognize the positive impacts of accepting ourselves.
Pursuing Joy: In a competitive environment, how can we focus on the things that really matter?
What are you doing here? This is a question that students have asked me over the years. I decided to answer the question by giving this Chapel talk.
Prove others wrong, for yourself, not anyone else: Challenges are inevitable, but how everyone needs to, and is strong enough to, get up and keep going.
The increased ignorance: The growing trend of ignorance has led too many to forget to practice gratitude. Through the anecdotes individuals whom endure tragedies we could never even think of encountering, I hope we learn to be more present and empathetic with the less privileged members of the global community.
Good vibes only? Rejecting toxic positivity.
Ubuntu: Learning to ask for help opens an entire world to us as we better ourselves and our community.
Remembering William Borden (Hill, Class of 1904). Fifty years before the Peace Corps, Borden pursued a life of meaning and purpose, to make a difference for good in the world. This Chapel talk traces how he did so.
You are more than what you look like or achieve.
Being the best you that you can be.
How to Tape a Hockey Stick: How do you tape your hockey stick? The answer to this question reveals about you more than you might realize and will undoubtedly help you in times of adversity.
Gratitude: One of the most essential components of long-term satisfaction and fulfillment.
How Do You Define Yourself? What things are actually important to you? How do you let these things influence your perspective