Founders Day becomes “Flint Hill Day”


By Lauren Fairchild, Section Editor

Every year, Flint Hill highlights the successes that we have had for our school year. On February 8th, our head of the school, Patrick McHonett, will share academic, athletic, and art successes, focusing on a recap of the year so far and what we have accomplished as a community. We celebrate our 20-year faculty and staff for those who have been with us for 20 years, marking a significant career milestone.


Another component of Flint Hill day is our Driving Spirit award. This is considered to be the highest honor that we give to our faculty and staff community.


 Previous to this year, Flint Hill Day was referred to as Founders Day. This change in name aims to show how Flint Hill Day should represent more of our present accomplishments and present vision than those of the past. In light of Black History Month approaching, the struggle between what “Founder’s Day” was and its significance was a key component when changing the title of the celebration. Flint Hill was founded in 1954 during a period of time when segregation was impacting public schools near this area. Flint Hill School, known as “Flint Hill Prep” at the time, was considered a “white flight private school.” Today, Flint Hill upholds incredible core values such as equality and inclusivity, which is why this shift in our school’s title holds a certain significance. “This day represents a present and a forward-facing program,” said McHonett. This all-school gathering, as Mr. McHonett stated, is a representation of our present and how much we have accomplished. Focusing more on the past of Flint Hill, such as our founding core values, does not represent who we are today as a school. This is why the name “Flint Hill Day” holds so much significance to the values we currently uphold.