Humans of Northwood: Aimee Headland ‘20 

Until the age of 7, I had a bowl haircut.

I’m from Nottingham, England. I learned about Northwood because my brother graduated from this school in 2016. Hearing all his stories about the memories he had here, I knew Northwood would be a fit for me even before I went to Lake Placid.

My first impression of Northwood has definitely not changed. It’s an unbelievable campus in an amazing location. I can’t imagine spending my high school years anywhere else. Northwood quickly became a home away from home and a family.

Northwood has been life-changing and insane. I had the chance to experience things not many people get to. It’s been unforgettable that I got to live and do everything with my best friends and teammates. I have created unbreakable bonds with people from all over the world. This school has given me the opportunity to grow my game both on and off the ice. It’s also helped me grow as a person. Now I’m ready for my next steps.

I will remember my three years at Northwood. It’s hard to pick just one favorite memory I had at Northwood, but I’d say hockey seasons were one of my favorites. I got to spend all day, every day with my team. I practiced, played games, took road trips, and spent my free time with my team. This past season was definitely the best one. My team and I went through all the ups and downs together. Another favorite part was that I got to be a boarding student. My friends and teachers quickly became family to me. There isn’t really anything I dislike about Northwood. But I can say that the cold and snow are always great to start with, but when they drag on, I don’t like them.

I’m going to miss pretty much everything about Northwood, even the little things like eating with my friends. I’m going to miss the hockey seasons I’ve had with the girls, Coach Gilly, and Coach Getz-Riffle. I’ll miss the tight-knit family.

As of right now, I’m not certain where I’ll be attending University. But I know that I’ll be playing college hockey.

– As told to Hadley Swedlund ‘20


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