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November 21, 2023


Personal Challenge Sharing

group of Upper School students shared their Personal Challenge Projects — from designing video games to building drones. The students shared their projects with their fellow Upper School classmates and eighth graders visiting the Upper School during the eighth grade preview day. The students shared how their Personal Challenge Projects changed overtime, what they learned, and how they over came difficulties and challenges.


Alumnus Returns to Upper School

Frank Cohen ’91 returned to the Seven Hills Upper School as part of this year’s Alumni Speaker Series. Cohen is the senior managing director at Blackstone, a global investment firm, and acts as the global chairman of Core+ Real Estate and chairman and CEO of Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust. At an all school meeting in The Schiff Center, he spoke to students about how he found his success by having the logic, teamwork, and communication skills he learned from his time at Seven Hills. He also met with the economics class about his work in real estate investing and navigating property laws in other countries.

The Alumni Speaker Series is part of an ongoing celebration of Seven Hills’ 50th anniversary. Cohen is our third speaker this fall. Learn more at!


34 Inducted into Seven Hills Scholars Society

Congratulations to the 34 seniors who were inducted into the Seven Hills Scholars Society at a ceremony on Monday, Nov. 20.

The Seven Hills Scholars Society is a new program, that is replaces the Cum Laude Society. The Scholars Society is closely tied to the Seven Hills values and honors students for meeting requirements in GPA, community service hours, class participation, and Personal Challenge Projects.

Congratulations to the following seniors for their induction into the Seven Hills Scholars Society: Aanvi Anand, Isabelle Anthony, Alice Bachelder, Leila Blackshaw-Brown, Alex Burke, Eli Cogan, Nora Donovan, Callie Drew, Grace Dunson, Magnolia Fan, Megha Gaitonde, Arjun Gupta, Michelle Hu, Gavin Isakov, Kaeden Iyoha, Heidi Jurgensen, Alexa Kecman, Ed Li, Elan Little, Rishi Mittal, Ria Mittal, Riley Moser, Kaiya Park, Victoria Quinn, Susie Stahl, Carter Stevens, Oliver Szabo, Celine Tan, Margaret Tenney, Lidya Tesfaye, Nathan Walker, Gabrielle Walker, Leo Weller, and Julia Zeng.


Upper Schoolers Compete at Ohio Science Olympiad

Thirteen Upper Schoolers represented Seven Hills at the Ohio Science Olympiad tournament at Mason High School on Saturday, Nov. 11. Ohio Science Olympiad is an academic, interscholastic competition designed to increase student interest in science and to improve the quality of science education. Students compete in teams in various events.

Juniors Kyle Wang and Andrew Zhou placed second in detector building, where they had to build a durable device to accurately measures masses. Junior Ethan Hu and freshman Valmik Rahod placed fourth in Fermi questions, where they had to compute values to the correct order of magnitude for science-related questions. Sophomore Tyler Imrie and Kyle Wang earned fourth in microbe mission, by answering questions, solving problems, and analyzing data pertaining to microbes. Freshman Irene Zhang and sophomore Adam Schaefer took fourth in optics, which tested their principles of geometric and physical optics. The team of freshman Avery Wang, Zhang, and Schaefer took fifth in code busters, which tested their cryptanalysis skills.


Community Café Returns on Fall Stinger Day

The Hillsdale Commons was transformed into a community café called Buzzworthy Brews on Nov. 17. The café is a student-run project of Caleb Paull’s entrepreneurship class. The students served their classmates and faculty on the Hillsdale Campus with coffee, hot chocolate, and baked goods while they admired artwork made by Lotspeich students.

The pop-up day for Buzzworthy Brews coincided with a Stinger Day. Students decorated cupcakes, made friendship bracelets, wrote notes of gratitude to teachers, and decked themselves out in their class colors while preparing for the dodgeball and cheering competition. The senior class won the student dodgeball tournament and then defeated the teachers in the final round.

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