Humans of Northwood: Ellie Colby ‘21 

I grew up in Lake Placid, and after attending the local elementary and middle schools here I was ready for a change. I chose Northwood for the opportunity to meet new people from around the world, and for the abundance of opportunities the school offers both inside and outside of the classroom. After being here for four years I could not be happier about my decision to attend. In my time here I have met some of my best friends, created lifelong memories, and have grown as a person. One of my favorite things about Northwood is that students are encouraged to try new activities. While I arrived as a freshman with a love for horseback riding, I am leaving as a senior who spends much time practicing yoga, all because of the school’s after-school activity selection. Besides horseback riding and yoga, I have also done volleyball, golf, and rec skiing, and have dedicated a lot of time to various Northwood clubs, including CARE and the Blue Key society. Although my time at Northwood has been great, I am excited to attend Boston College next year where I will begin a new chapter in my life. I will miss the living room gossip, being at a place where I know the names of nearly all of my peers, and most of all, I will miss attending an institution that makes me look forward to going to school in the morning. Northwood will forever hold a special place in my heart.  

– As told to Marina Alvarez ‘21. Photo provided 


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