With a return to school following the winter break, HAFTR High School students continued to participate and expand their horizons through a multitude of in-school activities as well as extracurricular activities. Building on previous initiatives, HAFTR students of The Prevention of Distracted Driving Committee helped to raise awareness for the dangers of using cell phones while driving by selling “Hang Up and Drive” t-shirts. The proceeds collected will be donated to victims of car accidents in which cell phones played a major factor.
HAFTR’s academic teams participated in several events in recent weeks including varsity and junior varsity College Bowl events as well as a mock trial function. At the college bowl tournament, the varsity team went undefeated, winning all three of their matches. Furthermore, several dedicated students participated in Yeshiva University Model United Nations earlier this week, in which HAFTR students represented and advocated for assigned countries in several United Nations committees to discuss real issues that affect the global society. Some upcoming events at the high school include a HAFTR hosted debate this month, Boys Shabbaton, a senior trip to visit the Dead Sea scrolls exhibit in Times Square, a 9th and 10th grade college awareness workshop, and the annual girls choir competition. In addition, during vacation, students received college acceptances from early action applications to Albany University, Binghamton University, University of Hartford, Hofstra University, Rutgers University and Stony Brook University. The acceptances complement our earlier acceptances to Columbia University, The Cooper Union, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, University of Michigan, New York University, University of Pennsylvania, and Princeton University. In addition to our amazing college acceptances, every HAFTR senior girl was accepted to a school in Israel-all to the school of her first choice.