Designer wrote that Chatham Hall is an all-girl college-preparatory boarding school located at Chatham Virginia. Graduating classes are fewer than forty students each year. The school was founded as Chatham Episcopal Institute in 1894, Chatham Hall. World leaders visit Chatam Hall each year as aprt of the leader-in-residence program, including Nobel peace prize winner Shirin Ebadi, former U.N Human Rights Commissioner and former Irish President Mary Robinson, primatologist Jane Goodall and Nancy Brinker, founder of Race For The Cure.
The School hosted former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto, who was assassinated in her native country, and PEN/ZFaulkner Award-winner Tobias Wolf in the 2006-2007 School year. For 2007-2008 school year, the hosted Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, current president of Liberia and poet, Carolyn Forche. For 2008-2009 school year, the have President Chandrika Kumaratungga former President of Sri Lanka. The new Voorhis Lecture Hall not only offers students, faculty and guest a spacious place to meet and talk, but also honors a former rector who left an impressive legacy at the school. The 3.788 squarefoot lecture hall can accomodate up to 350 faculty members, students and guest
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