The Hill Academy Newsletter- March 7th, 2021

March 7th, 2021 HILL Message (from Academic Director Rick Kunc): This Monday, March 8th is International Women’s Day. And this year’s theme is #ChoosetoChallenge. To all of the women at the Hill, we say thank you. Thank you for your leadership, your support, your innovation, your strength, and the passion that you bring to The Hill each day. Women are on our leadership team, support our billets, lead in the classroom, coach our teams, and make the Hill the amazing place that it is. We must recognize that this is not always easy in a male-dominated culture where the sports that we play are typically viewed through a lens that excludes women. Our female student-athletes are in the minority at the Hill, and there are times when our systems and decisions impact them as a group. This is where we as an organization will #choosetochallenge. As we speak about Legacy, we must challenge everyone on campus to use inclusive language, understand that gender equality is beneficial to everyone, and to act in a way that makes The Hill an inclusive place. #ChoosetoChallenge

Quote of the Week: “Believe me, the reward is not so great without the struggle.” Wilma Rudolph - was acclaimed the fastest woman in the world in the 1960s and became the first American woman to win three gold medals in a single Olympic Games. Rudolph is also regarded as a civil rights and women's rights pioneer. ____________________________________________________________________________