Humans of Northwood: Wyatt Friedlander ’19

Wyatt

Wyatt Friedlander ’19 (Photo: Kevin Quinn)

My name is Wyatt Friedlander. I was born in Lithia Springs, GA and I moved to Lake Placid when I was three years old. I’ve been at Northwood since freshman year. My grandfather was the Headmaster at Northwood for 30 years. My mom and aunt both attended Northwood, which played a big role in me coming here. I’ve lived right across the street from campus for most of my life. One of my favorite things about Northwood is the community, just being able to hang out with my friends all the time is something I really like. I spent four years at North Country School before I came to Northwood. I left after eighth grade so I could be a freshman here.

I’m a hockey goalie. Last hockey season, I played around 40 games because one of the goalies quit and another left early in the school year. I ended up being the only goalie on my team. It was a challenge at times, but it definitely made me better. It made me more confident with my play. Freshman year I weighed less than a hundred pounds. I had a big growth spurt the summer of sophomore year and I’m now 6’0” and 165 pounds. The academics at Northwood have made me work harder and developed me into a more well-rounded student.

I run a business called Northwood Chips, I sell bags of chips for a dollar a bag and also gum for two dollars a pack. It’s a good way to make money.

Before every hockey game, I light a candle. I’ve written motivational quotes on the side of my candle and I read each one before every game and mentally prepare myself before putting on my suit and going to the rink.

As told to Kevin Quinn ’19

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