The Hudson School Takes History Day to New Heights

History-day2015(Hoboken,NJ) Harriet Fitzpatrick, chair of The Hudson School’s history department and members of the winning debate team, representing “Revolutionaries, Statesmen and Warriors” during the final presentation which capped off an entire day of costumes, speeches and art work defining historical figures and their contributions to our world. The winners debated against teams representing “Religious Leaders and Philosophers,” “Explorers, Scientists and Inventors,” and “Artists, Musicians and Writers” extolling the importance of each group’s contribution to history. Grandparents participated by supporting the students and participating in an oral history project.  From left to right: Harriet Fitzpatrick (suffragette), Devan Q. (Ceasar), Montana A. (Saladin), Kriti C. (Lakshmi Bai), Rabi O. (Funmilayo Ransome Kuti), Aidan G. (Alexander Hamilton), Matthew M. (Gordon Hirabayashi) and KC O. (Nellie Bly).

Enjoy a slide show of wonderful photos from History Day HERE and a slide show of the History Day art gallery HERE.

The Hudson School, a small, independent school for grades 5-12 accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, was founded in 1978 by Suellen Newman. A community of scholars, it offers academically motivated and creative children a rigorous and broad college preparatory curriculum with strong emphasis on foreign language, the arts and community service.

The school’s need-blind admissions policy assures that its doors remain open to the families of every qualified child regardless of the family’s ability to pay. For information about the admissions process, please contact Mrs. Newman, founder and director, at 201.659.8335, ext. 107, or visit  All media inquiries for The Hudson School should be directed to Jahna Balk, THS Communications and Development Director, at 201.659.8335 or via email at

2016-10-20T17:18:51+00:00 June 12th, 2015|
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