Hoy Boys Screening
(Photo from left to right, Head of School Catherine Karrels '86, Christy Hoy Gosnell '79, Director David Simonds, Betsy Hoy Shiverick '78 and her husband Paul Shiverick.)
Stone Ridge was honored with a special opportunity to host a screening of the new documentary, Hoy Boys, this morning in Cokie Boggs Roberts ’60 Theater. Hoy Boys chronicles the lives of two Washington DC photojournalists, Thomas and Frank Hoy, twin brothers, who captured iconic leaders and events of the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s for the Washington Evening Star and Washington Post. Stone Ridge alumnae Betsy Hoy Shiverick ’78 and Christy Hoy Gosnell ’79, sisters and daughters of Thomas Hoy, partnered with director Dave Simonds to tell this retrospective of a pre-digital era when Americans read newspapers and facts mattered through the legacy of their father Thomas and uncle Frank.
We are grateful to Christy, Betsy and her husband Paul, and Dave Simonds for the screening and Q&A with students that followed. Thomas Hoy was incredibly involved with Stone Ridge assisting with the yearbook and providing photography when his daughters attended in the ’70s. The Upper School darkroom is named in his memory.