Hill Top’s students featured on CBS Sunday Morning

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On Sunday, March 1st, Hill Top’s students were featured in a segment of CBS’s award-winning national show, CBS Sunday Morning, regarding Mark Haddon’s book, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, and its new adaptation on Broadway.

In October, internationally-renown journalist Jane Pauley joined us for a day of filming on campus.  Four students, David Heller, Callie Daughn-Wood, Paula Murphy, and Christian Klinefelter, provided fantastic interviews with Ms. Pauley about their thoughts regarding this book, which they had read the previous year at Hill Top.  While they were featured, we’d like to commend all of our students for welcoming and accommodating the lights, cameras, and crews on campus for an entire school day.

To enhance learning about the book outside of the classroom, approximately 20 upper school students took a public bus to New York City to see the play on Broadway.  And exciting for all of them was that CBS joined them with cameras to document their adventure, and even captured on film their private meeting with the lead actor from the play, Alex Sharp.  As you can imagine, this experience provided each of our students with opportunities for personal growth and independence, which fits in so well with the theme of the book; for many, this was the first time they encountered a celebrity and a real film crew, took public transportation, visited a big city like New York, and experienced a Broadway play – specifically, a play that provides such rich opportunities for self-reflection.

Hill Top is a very small school with extremely bright and creative kids.  We recognize and celebrate the talents of our students each day, and we’re thrilled that CBS helped us share them with a national audience! “like” our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/hill.top.92 to see more photos.