The Calhoun community gathered for the Cooper Stock Faculty Basketball Game and Cooper’s Troopers Day of Service in early June. These events were held in honor of Cooper Stock, a beloved member of the Class of 2023 who was struck and killed by a taxi driver in 2014. Cooper was a big fan of basketball, and so the game and Cooper’s Troopers Day of Service were held to spread awareness about traffic safety and advocate for change in traffic laws to make New York City safer. Palmer P. '23, one of Cooper's classmates, spearheaded the planning of the event as part of his Junior Workshop project.
Faculty Basketball Game
Students, families and faculty cheered on 81st Street faculty and administrators as they played a friendly game of basketball.
Cooper’s Trooper’s Day of Service
For Cooper's Trooper's Day of Service, Calhoun students came together to protest, advocate, and spread awareness about traffic safety and related issues. In addition to hearing from organizers at Transportation Alternatives, an organization dedicated to spreading awareness about and stopping preventable traffic deaths, Upper Schoolers spent time with Middle School and Lower School students. Together they spoke about various programs and laws that promote traffic safety, shared tips for staying safe while on public transportation, and talked about how to advocate to Councilwoman Gale Brewer. Members of the Class of 2023 also walked to Cooper Stock Way (97th and West End) where they left flowers on the street post in his memory. A number of students and Lower School–Early Childhood Director Alison Rothschild made speeches honoring Cooper.
Learn more about Cooper Stock and traffic violation prevention