Questions for…Aidan McCarron ’17

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Delaware native Adian McCarron ’17

 

Who would you pick to play yourself in a movie about your life?

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Seth Rogen (Photo: IMDB)

 

What are the last 3 web sites visited in your browser history?

Northwood
Netflix
Youtube

 

What is your favorite viral video?

 

What is your celebrity crush?

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Natalie Alyn Lind (Photo: IMDB)

 

What is your favorite smell?

Surf wax

 

What is your most treasured possession?

My hammock

 

Which talent would you most like to have?

Recite the alphabet backwards super fast

 

What is your favorite place at Northwood (or Lake Placid)?

The box

 

If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be?

Come back as a dog

Open House Showcases Northwood Experience

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On November 12th, Northwood school hosted its first open house for prospective students and families. Members of the Blue Key society volunteered to provide tours for families visiting campus, many for the first time. The day started with an introduction by Director of Admissions and Financial Aid Mr. Brad D’Arco.

After a campus tour, visitors attended a presentation by Mr. Tom Broderick and Ms. Linda D’Arco. Everyone then came together in the living room where a panel (Mr. Steve Reed, Aude-Marie Ackebo ’18, Isaac Newcomb ’20, Ana spencer ’20, and Ms. Cency Middleton) answered questions about the Northwood School experience.

The event concluded with an address by head of school, Michael Maher, who talked about the importance of the boarding school experience.

“Overall, the event went pretty well,” said Ms. Middleton. “We showcased some of the things we do here, especially our robotics program. People seemed impressed.”

All the feedback has been positive and the admissions office is looking forward to a second edition of the Northwood School Open House.

Questions for Sabryna Strack ‘17

 

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What is your secret talent?
I can list every character that has died in Grey’s Anatomy in chronological order.

 

What would you do with a million dollars?
Pay for college, buy a car, build a house in Martha’s vineyard, and save the rest.

If you could be anyone else, dead or alive,  who would it be?
Michelle Obama

If you could see any artist dead or alive, who would you see?
G-eazy

If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
Invisibility

What movie character would you be?
Bridgit Jones or Daisy from Great Gatsby

Which living person do you most admire?
Malala Yousafzai

If you could travel in time, would you go ten years back or forward?
Backward so I could see N*sync before they split up.

If you could go back to your first day of high school, what advice would you give yourself?
Don’t let Alex call you Courtney

How would you like to die?
Flying home on my private jet from Paris

What would your last meal be?
Chocolate chip pancakes, apple pie and Champagne

If you could avoid a school subject for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Physics, Not all science just Physics

Trustee Describes Northwood’s Past and Future

Mr. Tom Woodman graduated from Northwood in 1973. At Northwood he was Mr. Reed’s student and Mr. Mellor’s peer. He is currently the Chair of Northwood School’s Board of Trustees. Mr. Woodman =has been publisher of the Adirondack Explorer since 2008. Prior to that he was managing editor of the (Schenectady) Daily Gazette, the newspaper where he worked for 27 years in positions that also included reporter, editorial writer and Sunday editor. He lives in Keene, with his wife Jeannie.

The Mirror’s editor-in-chief Aude-Marie Ackebo ‘18 interviewed Mr. Woodman when he was on campus for the fall Board of Trustees meeting.

 

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Tom Woodman ’73, Chair of Northwood’s Board of Trustees. (Photo: Northwood School)

Aude-Marie Ackebo ‘18: While you went to Northwood, you were a part of the yearbook but not a writer for The Mirror. Did you have a passion for journalism while you were here? Or did that start later?
Mr. Tom Woodman ‘73:
Not really. I had a passion for writing, which is the reason why I was on the yearbook, but I didn’t know I had a passion for journalism until I was in college. It was just before the 1980 Olympics, and I was looking for work to do. I lived here in Lake Placid when I came back from school and the Olympic events created a lot of press interest. I then started doing freelance work for ABC sports, local newspapers etc and ended up enjoying it. I realized it was a way to get paid for writing, which otherwise is pretty hard to do, and I went from freelancing to working for a newspaper in Plattsburgh in 1978. I have been doing it ever since. [Read more…]

The Triple Threat Profile: Amalia Theodoredis ‘17

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Amalia Theodoredis ’17 (Photo: Mr. Michael Aldridge)

Hometown: Boulder, Colorado

Three pump up songs:

  1. “The Motto,” by Drake
  2. “MONEY,” by Rocko
  3. Beethoven’s 5th Symphony

Three favorite meals:

  1. Breakfast: smoothie
  2. Lunch: grilled cheese
  3. Dinner:also grilled cheese

Three things you’re afraid of:

  1. Other kids my age
  2. Falling off my bed while I’m asleep
  3. My 11th grade science teacher who very seriously reminded  me every class that the apocalypse was coming and I needed to prepare myself

Exit Interview: Mr. Nick Kondiles

This article is part of a series of interviews of departing faculty conducted by Aude Marie Ackebo ‘ 18.

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Mr. Nick Kondiles

When did you start working at Northwood and how long have you been here for?

I started working at Northwood in the fall of 2013 so I have been here for three years.

What different jobs have you done/ classes have you taught?

I taught regular chemistry, Honors chemistry, freshman biology and… my first year, I helped Mr. Broderick teach his ethics class. I have also coached conditioning, then JV soccer (for two years), Midget hockey for a year, prep hockey for two years and girls’ lacrosse for three years.

Why did you decide to leave your Northwood job?

I had plans to go to medical school and the three year window after undergraduate when I was here happened to line up with the timing of going to med school. This adventure was just temporary because I wanted to pursue another career.

Do you have a best story/fondest memory/funniest happening that you could tell?

One memory that stuck with me in particular was when during my first year, Mrs. Fleming was sick with cancer and she was getting therapy. All the students at school meeting were recorded singing happy birthday to her and that was in my opinion an amazing thing. I know for a fact that it drove her to tears; How could it not? That was a special school meeting that really expresses  the Northwood community and how much people take care and love each other here.

Did you have a favorite year? Favorite part, class or team?

I had several that were very united, fun, interested in the subject and willing to learn but I can’t pick one out in particular.  I’ve also had some that were more difficult but that always happens. If I had to pick a favorite team, it would be the prep team last year (2014-2015). It was my second year here and we came in second place in our league. It was a very united team with great leadership, talented hard working players who sacrificed for the team and it was a great year overall. We didn’t start off too well but we improved and came together as a team. I was very proud of the players that year and coach Randall did an awesome job taking our team to the next level.

What did your years here teach you?

Patience mostly. It doesn’t always mean to keep your cool when you are frustrated but it also means letting things unfold, waiting for the right timing, let students learn on their own mostly. The other big lesson is the importance of preparation. I was always really big on that coming into this. It reinforced the idea that if you are prepared, the chances are that lesson will go well so it’s about the time and effort you put in before hand. Another one is relying on your co-workers for help and not isolating yourself. When you are working with other people on a team in a real world environment, since this was the first real professional job I’ve had, I utilised my co-workers, who were also my friends, to learn from them and get advice and insight on things. A great part of the experience was forming a team with the co workers and learn to trust them and care about them. It is a great faculty community but this unity also expands to the staff and students. So just really love the people around you and appreciate them because being alone really sucks.

What are your future plans? Where are you going?

For the next four years, I will be in Syracuse going to medical school. After that, I will be doing a residency at an Army hospital or Army base most likely. This could be in several different places throughout the country depending on what specialty I go into. I don’t have a specialty picked out yet because I am trying to keep an open mind for now. After that, it could be between four to eight years of military service depending on how long the schooling takes prior. The good thing is that Syracuse is only about three hours away from here so it is a quick weekend trip so I am planning on visiting a lot.

 

Dear Kondiles,

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Mr. Kondiles (left) with Weston Batt ’19

I remember my first day in biology class; it seemed as if you were nervous as I was. That made me comfortable with the class: to see that you wanted to make a good impression on the students. Biology class is my favorite class not only from the material but from how it’s taught. You engage us in the lessons and also make them comical. Our daily videos are always the highlight of the class; especially Orion’s.

I remember the first time we played one-on-one in basketball and it made me feel like I was at home playing at the courts. You didn’t take it easy on me but you pushed me, feeding my competitiveness. You didn’t only push me athletically but academically as well. You looked out for me during my first year at Northwood and I’m sad to see you go next year. During your study hall it was always nice to take a break and joke around with you, even though most of the time you would take John’s food. I wish you the best at school and greatly appreciate what you’ve done for me during my freshman year because it’s always nice to know you have a teacher looking out for you.

Weston Batt ‘19

Eighteen Students Take Home 21 Awards at Athletics Banquet

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Students who won athletic awards at the May 12, 2016 Athletic Awards Banquet posed for a photo outside after the event. (Photo: Ms. Christine Ashe)

The leaves have changed, it is fall, and all new faces have joined the Northwood family. It is exciting to begin a new year with the promise of new and exciting athletic accomplishments.  Northwood sports have begun in the fall with soccer offerings, as well as, crew, rock climbing, and conditioning.  Athletes are excited to “show their stuff” and prove they have been working hard all summer.

This year, however, marked a change in the Northwood three seasons of sport tradition.  It was the last year for fall sports.  Beginning next year, winter sport training for hockey and ski athletes will begin in the fall. The fall season was the second longest season in the school and for the soccer teams, it culminated in the battle at Old Forge.  The Old Forge Tournament is an experience Northwood alums, men and women, will not soon forget.   Though most of the Northwood community is excited about this transition into a new shape, a new chapter, we will still miss a crisp fall day with a good game to watch.

The winter season at Northwood, the signature season, takes on a shape of its own. Hockey players and Ski racers alike buckle down in the hopes of being the best they can be.  This could be the year! The year we win the Northwood Tournament. The year we win the Cushing Tournament. The year of top podium grabs and elite race invitations.

Only those who have lived this fast paced, stop-for-nothing six month grind will understand how good it feels when the ice and snow give way to a warmer, more mellow spring in Lake Placid.  All of the students on campus are given the opportunity to choose a spring sport or activity to take them through to the end of the school year.  Not everyone opts for a team sport in this time. The menu of items range from lacrosse to rock climbing and whitewater rafting.  Spring time at Northwood has its own palpable signature feel that can be equated to the end of a roller coaster ride. Picture it: as your car is pulling slowly back up to the loading dock and you prepare to jump out, the exhilaration was worth it but for now it’s over. Until next time.

Since it is the end of the ride there is much to celebrate.  Athletes and teams have built success in many definitions of the word. They have scored the most goals, won the most games, placed the highest, won the race, and brought home the most trophies or medals. Or, and perhaps more importantly, they have rebounded from a set back, bonded as a team, learned the importance of resilience, developed grit, become a leader.  The annual sports awards night is a special formal dinner dedicated to celebrating the sports seasons of the year and to award the prestigious Coach’s Award. The Coach’s Award is not a Most Valuable Player award.  The Coach’s Award goes to the athlete who best exemplifies, in the eyes of the coaches, what it means to be a good teammate and who goes above and beyond to improve him or herself.

This year’s winners by sport are:

FALL SEASON

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Boys’ Varsity Soccer: Ben MacFarlane

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Boys’ JV Soccer: Teagan Grisi

(student photos courtesy of Mr. Michael Aldridge)

We can all learn a lesson from him, as far as, his humility and sound character.

“He is quiet and doesn’t seek praise, and he always keeps his ego in check despite his many successes.  In the end, he knows all you really need to do is give it your best, love your teammates and love the game. This is exactly what Teagan Grisi does.”

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Kim Mongrain ’16: Conditioning

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Bridgit Sullivan ’16: Girls’ Soccer

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Wenze Wang ’16: Crew

“Four falls ago a ninth-grader joined our team.

“Like most of the kids who join our team, he didn’t really know about rowing, though he came from a country that’s had its share of international success in it. He showed a lot of athletic ability, and a lot of pride, and a very competitive nature, and he seemed to like to row, but he wasn’t really into the racing thing, not interested in suffering for speed. I think he was very sorry not to be at a school with a basketball team. He just kept coming out to practice. . . almost all the time. And this year, somehow—I don’t know, I think maybe we just wore him down—he started working hard, even when we didn’t ask him to, and he was there whenever there was dirty work to be done, like getting shells out of the bus garage. It seemed, finally, that he was buying in. I think if high school were a six-year process, we might have a States medalist in this kid. Sometimes these awards aren’t so much about boat-moving ability as they are about durability. This one is for Bruce Wang.”

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Teagan Grisi ’17: Lake Placid Experience

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Doris Liu ‘ 16: Lake Placid Experience

WINTER SEASON

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Mia Wright ‘ 18: Girls’ Hockey White

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Syd Collins ‘ 17: Girls’ Hockey Blue

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Harrison Coull ‘ 16: Alpine Skiing

“A consummate team player in an individual sport who always led by example and kept his nose to the grindstone when things weren’t easy in training.  Sometimes, coaches would suggest problems with equipment to explain issues on the hill but Harrison Coull never went for it; he was the embodiment of personal responsibility.  He accepted and learned from his trials and errors and he owned his successes.  He did all of this with a calming and even-keeled temperament.  The team will miss him greatly.”

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Kimmy Ellis ’17: David Phelps-Kimbal Award

Kimmy Ellis graduated from Children’s Racing (U16) to the big leagues in her first year as a U19.  In that first year with the big kids in the face of so much adversity where all of a sudden an athlete finds herself at the bottom of the ladder age-wise with all the odds stacked against her (experience, training, equipment, start position, etc) we too often see athletes lay off in terms of effort.  Kimmy, only worked harder both in the gym before we got on-snow and once we hit the slopes.  Her equipment was always tip-top and she showed up ready to take advantage of every single training opportunity.  This paid off for Kimmy, who leap-frogged many competitors that were ahead of her in the previous season.  We look forward to more of the same next season. The David Phelps-Kimbal Award for the most improved skier of the year goes to Kimberly Ellis”

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Morgan Broderick ’18: Freestyle Skiing

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Patrick Harrington ‘ 16: Boys’ Midget Hockey

Pat [Harrington] said very little but was a great role model and captain for his teammates.  Pat made the coach’s’ job easier knowing that he was an extension of the coaching staff instilling and reaffirming the values and expectations that we set forth for each player on the ice, in the locker room, around school, or when we were traveling.”

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Joey McGuire ‘ 16: Boys’ Prep Hockey

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Eric Strait ‘ 16: Boys’ Junior Hockey

SPRING SEASON

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Palmer Feinberg ’17: Golf

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Jacob Mosakowski ’17: Whitewater

“In his second spring season, Jacob Mosakowski led the squad. His calm, cool demeanor influences other paddlers to give the rapids a try. He’s a pretty serious dude but you’ll never see him smile more than on the river.”

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Bridgit Sullivan ’16: Girls’ Lacrosse

“An anecdote that best describes Bridgit Sullivan: There was a time this past winter when Mr. Spear Tapped my shoulder during a school meeting and pointed my attention to the door where the faculty usually stand for check in.  Bridgit had come in a little late, presumably from dish crew and was standing with the faculty. Mr. Spear said to me, “Can’t you see Bridgit coming back here in a few years as a young faculty member? Doesn’t she look the part?” I emphatically agreed. Bridgit is hard working, poised, and talented. I hope she does come back in a few years because she would be an excellent lacrosse coach.”

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Kaden Pickering ’17: Boys’ Lacrosse

“Though, sometimes, he is not always the best player on the field, he does everything right. I always had to remember to take him off the field because he looked as strong at the end of a double shift as he did when he first went on. Kaden Pickering‘s  relentlessness, toughness, and selfless play separated him from his peers.”

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Ben MacFarlane ’16: Tennis

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Tristan Baldauf ’17: Rock Climbing

“The Ted Boardman Award award goes to the most enthusiastic and hard working boys and girls tennis player, Ben MacFarlane.”

Exit Interview: Mr. Lem Randall

This article is part of a series of interviews of departing faculty conducted by Aude Marie Ackebo ‘ 18.

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Mr. Lem Randall with with wife Betsy and their children Jaymes (left) and Maverick.

When did you start working at Northwood and how long have you been here for?

I started working at Northwood three years ago in 2013

What different jobs have you done/ classes have you taught?

I’ve coached the prep hockey team for all 3 years, coached the golf team for just as long, crew and conditioning for two of the years. In the classroom, I’ve taught sophomore world history and I taught ESL geography my first year.

Why did you decide to leave your Northwood job?

It came down to good timing for my family. My new job will allow us to be closer to my wife’s family. The opportunity is a step up in the coaching because I’ll be the head of the hockey program; it will also give me more time in the evenings since I won’t have dorm duty.

Do you have a best story/fondest memory/funniest happening that you could tell?

That’s what I love about schools: every day is something brand new and interactions with students change every day. I think just going on a road trip with a diverse group of individuals, whether it’s for golf, hockey, a movie bus or going to Plattsburgh with some students. The chance to interact with kids outside of the classroom and getting to know them a lot better has been really fun and rewarding.

Did you have a favorite year? Favorite part, class or team?

Two years ago, our hockey team had the winningest record in prep history so that was a great group of guys that seemed to come together at every game. I also worked with Kondiles, a great coach, and it was really fun to be a part of.

What did your years here teach you?

It taught me to relax and take a deep breath because everyone’s expectations and abilities are different. As a teacher and facilitator, it’s really important for me to recognize that as soon as possible be flexible with students. I’m obviously definitely still working on it.

What are your future plans? Where are you going?

I guess this is the next chapter but I don’t know where I’ll be going after that. I want to continue to coach and teach and prep schools are kind of a perfect place for that. When I did my schooling, I was in it to teach so I don’t want to leave the classroom but at the same time I love sport and I want to continue to work with athletes. It is a great fit for the next chapter of my life. As things develop, it will be something my family and I try to figure out.

 

Randall:

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Mr. Randall with Olivia Stanley ’18

At the beginning of the year, I walked into your classroom with nothing but a pen, a hot pink glittery notebook and a different attitude about life. When I walked into that classroom I had no idea that I would walk out a totally different person. If we’re being honest here Randall, you weren’t my favorite teacher at first. I was deathly scared of you and I could never tell when you were joking. Truthfully, I still can’t. I remember…about a month into school, Betsy asked a group of kids to come up to her apartment and kill a wasp. I watched Jaymes as this endeavor took place and ever since then, I’ve been babysitting the kids. Randall, you helped build lifelong friendships, Between Hannah and I babysitting the kids together, or our modern world class bonding over taking down the authority figures at our school. Other teachers give us a sense of community, but not in the way that you do. With your kid like demeanor, it makes it easy to open up to you. The Randalls give homesick kids parents for the time that they’re here. You taught me many things, among them being to have courage and to not be afraid to stand up for a cause that you believe in, but while standing up for a cause, to be ready to take the punishments that come with it. I think this is the most important thing because it teaches us to have a backbone without excuses tied to it. In ten years I don’t know if I’ll remember the name of the student council president at the moment, or what got some kids kicked out of school or even the conduct system. But I will remember the lessons I was taught and the love and compassion that the Randalls shared with me my years here at Northwood.

Olivia Stanley ’18

Exit Interview: Ms. Erin Farmer

This article is part of a series of interviews of departing faculty conducted by Aude Marie Ackebo ‘ 18.

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Ms. Erin Farmer

When did you start working at Northwood and how long have you been here for?

I started working at Northwood in September 2010 and I came here right out college. I have been here for six years.

What different jobs have you done/ classes have you taught?

I’ve always taught Freshman English, but when I started the classes were much smaller so I only had two sections. I also had a few study halls in the beginning then I taught a gender studies class for a little while. A few years ago, Mrs Walker gave me the “ok” to develop the Art of Writing class. So recently, I’ve been teaching three sections of Freshman English and one section of Art of Writing. I have coached girls soccer, hockey and lacrosse in my time here. I think they should’ve had me in whitewater kayaking though..I’m joking haha.

Why did you decide to leave your Northwood job?

I am getting married and moving to Vermont this summer. My fiance and I are going to start the next chapter together in Vermont which is pretty exciting! I love Northwood so much though so hopefully I will be back. I don’t think this will be the last you’ll see of me.

Do you have a best story/fondest memory/funniest happening that you could tell?

I have two very distinct funny memories. A couple of years ago, when we were coming back from a tournament in Canada it was late and we still had a long way to go to reach the border. I remember a few of the girls really had to go to the bathroom and I wouldn’t stop because I was afraid I would lose Coach and I didn’t know where I was going. I couldn’t figure out a way to tell her that we needed to stop because our cell phones didn’t work in Canada. After forty to forty five minutes, we got to the border when Nicki Clover was crying because of how bad she needed to go, so I let her out. She went sprinting to the border patrol with her hands up in the air. The man at the border didn’t necessarily draw a gun at her but he was very alarmed. Then Nicki screamed “I’m American! I’m American! I  just have to pee!” Everyone in coach’s bus said that Coach freaked out because she could see Nicki running and she screamed “Noooooo” in slow motion. This moment could’ve been really bad because I let a kid run at the border patrol. Everyone still thought it was funny but thinking back on it, I probably shouldn’t have let her run like that. That’s a story neither I nor the kids will ever forget. My second story is of something that happened recently. We went to an advisee dinner Moe, Nikki, Aude-Marie and I. After dinner, two of the girls got milkshakes but Moe decided to get an ice cream cone with a cup of sprinkles on the side. While getting in the car, she spilled the sprinkles in my brand new car and I had to pick them up. Needless to say I was furious at the time but looking back on it, it was a small price to pay compared to the laughter and great memory I got with the girls in return.

Did you have a favorite year? Favorite part, class or team?

I don’t think so because every year and group is different. Therefore, every year was fresh, new and exciting. I would be very hard to pick a favorite but I spent a lot of time working with Nicki Clover, Jimmy Green was wonderful, the four year survivors from my first class ever were really special to me, Cailey Hutch… and there are so many people and groups that were dear to me so I can’t pick a favorite.

What did your years here teach you?

I learned poise and patience mostly. I am naturally very loud, outspoken and inpatient. I’m the kind of woman that sometimes does without always thinking and this experience gave me opportunity to learn by looking at Coach Kilbourne, Mr. Spear, Mellor, Reno, Ms. Fagan and other awesome veterans here. They taught me how to always be patient with kids and how to think more like an adult. I have grown a lot since my beginnings and I feel like I am a better teacher now than I was six years ago because of all these other faculty members that had patience with me. I am very appreciative and grateful for that. They made me better.

What are your future plans? Where are you going?

I am hoping to stay in the teaching profession because it is my first love. I would like to return to school to become a sort of head of school someday or maybe teach in college. Although I really enjoy the high school age, I have always thought it would be fun to teach some sort of literature course or college composition course.Those are very long term plans but as far as next year, I hope to still be a coach and teacher. Hopefully everyone here will still text me and I will definitely try to visit.

Dear Farmer,

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Ms. Farmer (left) with Nikki Kendrick ’18

These two years between us have gone by fast and I’m sure those six years you spent here at Northwood went by even faster. My first day, I walked into first period English class and thought to myself, “What did I get myself into?” Even in hockey, I asked myself the same question. I don’t think I’ll ever find anyone else with a voice as loud as yours.  However, as my first year went on, I recognized all the relationships you made with my older teammates, like Nicole Mensi.

My second year we grew closer as you brought me and your other advisees out to lunch and dinner multiple times. Remember when Moe spilled sprinkles in your brand new car after our advisee dinner? It was hilarious and a memory I will never forget. You were yelling at her, carefully picking up the sprinkles while Aude-Marie and I were dying of laughter in the backseat.  You have helped me throughout this whole year with classes, teammates, and my other personal problems.  You are the friend I go to for almost everything and I want to thank you for that. You should also know that you are going to be truly missed by everyone here.

– Nikki Kendrick ’18

Profiles of Selected Seniors

The feature senior profile is Kim Mongrain. Kim was a member of the class of 2016 from Quebec, Canada. She attended Northwood School for one year as a Post-Graduate. Kim is our feature profile, not because her story is common at Northwood, but because of the way she rose out of the adversity.  Usually, a senior gets accepted to colleges, picks one and goes, but that doesn’t always happen. In the words of Robert Burns, “Best laid plans, of mice and men, oft go awry.” Here is Kim’s story and how she made the best of her circumstances:

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Kim Mongrain ‘ 16

Northland College was supposed to be the “good news,” the relief of finally having found a college where I could have played division III hockey and having an interesting study program. I got accepted, and was in contact with the coach. We were even close to planning a visit of the for me campus. My only problem was that the scholarship they were offering me wasn’t enough. Since the US dollar is worth more than the Canadian dollar, it was too expensive for my parents.. I was close but I had to decline my acceptance. Two years ago, I left my home in order to pursue my dream to play college hockey. I started at the Ontario Hockey Academy and ended up at Northwood and finish the year without finding anywhere to play. I guess, after Northland, deception affected my choices. I then applied to Laurentian and Brock, in Canada, because they both have a CIS hockey team, but it was too late; they already had fulfilled their roster. I still got accepted at Laurentian and Brock but after reflection, I realised that my dream to play college hockey wasn’t going to happen so I decided to decline and go home. Once again, the program I wanted to apply for had a deadline on March first and I tried to applied on March second. I was lost. I had to give up college hockey and my plan of entering college this year. I decided to just take a break for the following year. This summer I will be working at a summer hockey camp ,called “École de hockey La Capitale”, as a monitor. Then, I will still pursue the year in Quebec City, hoping to find an active and interesting job. For the school part, I now have to wait until this autumn to apply again into the Athletic training program at University Laval and hopefully be in for Autumn 2017. I still want to be an Athletic trainer.

All the previous events and past seasons made me question my real passion and desire for the game. I thought I would never question my love for hockey but I was wrong. It’s sad to say it but I don’t know what hockey means to me anymore.

– Kim Mongrain

A Sampling of Other Seniors and Their Plans  

 Barry  Boyer
Khaly Barry
Khaly wants to work in International Business and hopes to achieve this by going to the University of Tampa. He attended Northwood for two years before graduating and was a talented hockey player.
Brooke Boyer
After two years as a Northwood student and hockey player, Brooke graduated and decided to go to William Smith College. She aspires to be a dentist. 
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Steven Fagan
Steven attended Northwood for two years before graduating. He will study exercise science and kinesiology at Duquesne University.
Michael Justin Haineault
Justin studied at Northwood as a postgraduate for a year while skiing. He plans to study medicine and health sciences at McGill University.
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Rachel Hollander
Rachel is one of Northwood’s “four year survivors.” She is going to Smith College in the fall to study environmental science and sustainability.
Wanrong (Rose) Li
Rose is another “four year survivor.” She is going to the School of Visual Arts in the fall to study commercial arts or fashion design.
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Dillon Smith
Dillon came to Northwood as a sophomore and stayed for three years before he graduated. He wants to become a surgeon after he graduates from Harvard University.
BaoLong (Bruce) Song
Bruce is going to Emerson College after studying at Northwood for a year. He hopes this college will lead him to his goal of becoming a filmmaker.

 

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