Category: Scholar Life

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Royal Engagement

FAYETTEVILLE — As with all homecomings, Haas Hall Academy Fayetteville’s was one filled with school spirit, teamwork and camaraderie. At this year’s homecoming, Haas Hall Academy played against Greenland High School. Perhaps the most quintessential part of homecoming, however, is the court. Seniors Owen Young and Casey Wong were crowned king and queen for the Fayetteville campus. 

The Right Fit

Jeong Ho Jang, more commonly known as Xavier Holmes, has brought new life to a Haas Hall Academy family through the Rotary Youth Exchange program and has made a vibrant addition to the school community. The idea came from Samantha Giudice, a Haas Hall scholar currently studying in Taiwan, who needed host families at Haas Hall so that she could enroll in the program. 

A Life in a Year

The old cliché “broaden your horizons” typically refers to trying out a new hobby, not moving halfway across the globe. However, for Haas Hall Academy Fayetteville junior Samantha Giudice, who is spending the next 10 months studying in southern Taiwan, that is not the case. 

Making ‘Sense’

The freshmen of Haas Hall Academy’s Fayetteville, Springdale and Bentonville campuses came together on Oct. 17 for a trip to Luther George Park and to watch a play. The play was an adaptation of Jane Austen’s “Sense and Sensibility” put on by the Arts Center of the Ozarks (ACO) in Springdale. 

Staying Composed

Last year, the halls of the Haas Hall Academy Fayetteville campus rang with his renditions of classic musicals and plays, each a hand-picked gem. This year, the halls resonate with smooth melodies as he masterfully plays the campus piano. Senior Javian Walter is the scholar at the heart of these iconic performances.

A New Appeal

For Rachael Schaefer, the president of the Mandarin Club, learning Mandarin contributes to an understanding of other cultures and a heightened ability to express herself. She said it also helps give her a competitive edge that others don’t possess.