Ring the Bell Exceeds Goal, Raises $267K

ring the bell logo 2019 blueNorthwood’s third annual Ring the Bell giving day took place on March 8th, raising over $267,000 for the Northwood Fund. It was nearly a $120,000 increase from last year’s event. In the weeklong lead up to Ring the Bell, Northwood released several videos and endorsements featuring teachers, students, and alumni. Several alumni pitched in with matching challenges with individual totals as high as $20,000.

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Munter 1st in GS and Fisher 2nd in Slalom in U19 State Championships

U19 States

Image: NYSEF

Several of Northwood’s U19 alpine team raced in State Championship events over February break. Five athletes, male and female, raced in Slalom and Giant Slalom Races at West Mountain.

In the U19 men’s slalom, Martin McDonough ‘20 finished 7th. In the GS, Gabe Munter ‘20 finished 1st and McDonough finished 11th.

In the U19 Women’s Slalom, Beth Fisher ‘19 finished 2nd and Amelia Brady ‘21 finished 18th. In the Women’s GS, Ana Spencer ‘20 finished 15th and Brady finished 23rd.

Zientko and Norfolk on the Podium at State Alpine Championships

Zientko Podium

Zach Zientko ‘21 (second from left) won the Super G in the 2019 NYS Championships at Gore Mountain (Photo: NYSEF).

Northwood U16 boys had some good performances at U16 State Championships over break. In the Super G at Gore Mountain, Zach Zientko ‘21 finished 1st and Matthew Brady ‘22 finished 51st. Brady was the only Northwood racer to finish the Giant Slalom Race, coming in 51st. In the Slalom race at West Mountain Rowen Norfolk ‘22 finished 2nd, Zientko finished 16th and Brady finished 44th.

Kostoss is U16 Girls State Alpine Champ; 4 Other Girls on Podium in Championships

Northwood Girls had a strong showing at U16 State Championships over Winter Break. In three races — Super G and Giant Slalom at Gore Mountain, and Slalom at West Mountain — Northwood racers secured 7 of 9 possible podium spots and 14 top-ten finishes.

In the Super G, Jaden Klebba ‘21 won the race, Audrey Higgins-Lopez ‘21 finished 2nd, and Ava Day ‘21 ended 3rd. Northwood racers off the podium were Gabby Cote ‘21 in 5th, Maddie Kostoss ‘22 in 6th and Kate Broderick ‘22 in 31st.

In the GS, it was another impressive showing from Northwood skiers. Kostoss won the race, Klebba finished 2nd, Cote was in 5th place, Higgins-Lopez in 7th, Day in 9th, and Broderick finished in 26th.

In the Slalom, four Northwood racers finished in the top ten. Cote won the race and Kostoss finished 2nd. Day finished 4th and Kate Broderick was in 8th place.

After all the races were finished, ninth grader Maddie Kostoss was named the U16 Women’s overall State Champion, having the best overall results for the three races.


Liu and Tebo Receive National STEM Honor


Ruoci “Julia” Liu ’19 (left) and Braelyn Tebo ’20 (Photos: Mr. Michael Aldridge)

Braelyn Tebo ‘20 and Ruoci “Julia” Liu ‘19 have won Upstate New York Affiliate Honorable Mention of the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Award for Aspirations in Computing. They have been chosen for their computing-related aspirations and achievements, leadership ability, academic performance, and future plans. This is the third consecutive year that Northwood students have won this award.

The two join an elite group of 2,500 young women from all over the U.S. honored at the regional Affiliate level.

Mr. Jeff Martin, robotics team coach and chair of Innovation, Engineering, and Entrepreneurship at Northwood, was very pleased to have two of his students receive the award. “This is the third year running we have had Northwood students receive this award,” said Martin. “I am very proud, and it’s great that we have a program that supports young women studying engineering and robotics,” he said.

Tebo Wins Silver in Bobsled

In the 2019 Empire State Winter Games bobsled competition, Braelyn Tebo ‘20  pushed a 2-person sled to a second-place finish in the Middleweight Division, winning a silver medal. Tebo’s teammate in the event was former Northwood student Maddie Cohen. Scott Herman ‘20 also competed in the Bobsled event in the Lightweight Division.

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Northwood Girls Dominate in ESWG Alpine Events

Northwood ski racers earned seven of the nine podium spots in Super G, Giant Slalom, and Slalom events during the 2019 Empire State Winter Games, taking home two golds, three silver, and two bronze medals.

In Super G, Northwood girls swept the podium with Jaden Klebba ‘21 in first, Ava Day ‘21 in second, and Madison Kostoss ‘21 in third. Other skiers finished just outside the podium. Audrey Higgins-Lopez ‘21 finished in fourth, Gabby Cote ‘20 finished in seventh, and Kate Broderick ‘22 finished twenty-eighth. [Read more…]

Higgins-Lopez and Munter Take Gold in Ski Cross


Audrey Higgins-Lopez ’21 and Gabe Munter ’20 won the open ski cross races at the 2019 Empire State Winter Games.

Two Northwood athletes competed in the Empire State Games Ski Cross event. Both Audrey Higgins-Lopez ‘21 and Gabriel Munter ‘20, won the Open Class Men’s and Open Class Women’s divisions respectively, winning a cash prize of $500 each.

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Reynolds, Dempsey and Van Slyke Own Podium at Empire Games


Reynolds ’19, Dempsey ’19, and Van Slyke ’20 swept the podium at the 2019 Empire State Winter Games (Photo: Northwood Skiing).

Northwood boys swept the podium in the Men’s Slalom and Giant Slalom events at the 2019 Empire State Winter Games. In both races, Jake Reynolds ‘19 came in first, Hugh Dempsey ‘19 came in second, and Andrew Van Slyke ‘20 finished third. Aiden Smith ‘19 finished fourth in Slalom and Rowan Norfolk ‘22 finished fifteenth. Zack Zientko ‘21 finished tenth in the GS.

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Quinn: NBA Predictions

As the mid-season NBA All-Star Break approaches, The Mirror’s NBA expert Kein Quinn makes his predictions. [Read more…]

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