Congratulations to The Mirror Staff Writers from the Class of 2018

The Class of 2018 graduates tomorrow. Today we celebrate their reporting for The Mirror. Thank you, Aude-Marie, Shane, Sam, Ashley, Alec, Santeri and Wim. Good luck and keep in touch. [Read more…]

Slideshow: The 2018 Prom

The Northwood School Prom was held at the Whiteface Lodge in Lake Placid on Saturday, May 5, 2018. The theme was “James Bond 007.”

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All photos from the slide show are by Ms. Christine Ashe.

The Mirror Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week


The faculty and staff during opening faculty meetings in August, 2017.

This week is National Teacher Appreciation Week, and the staff of The Mirror used this occasion to ask our fellow students to reflect on their teachers and offer brief appreciations. What follows is the result of that exercise. [Read more…]

Cold, Snow & Ice Greet Students Returning from Spring Break

Winter storms and hazardous driving conditions delayed the return to school for dozens of Northwood students on Sunday. According to Dean of Faculty and Academic Affairs Mrs. Walker, forty-four students did not return to school on time because of delayed or cancelled flights and bad roads. Thirteen students had still not returned by the start of classes Today. Many of Monday’s classes were half-full and the paths between dormitories and classroom buildings were slippery.

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Students returned from two weeks of spring break expecting to see open water on Mirror Lake and grass on the lacrosse fields. Instead, the crew team is training on ergs and the lax teams will practice in the field house for at least another week, and probably longer.

Weather in Lake Placid during the recent weekend consisted of snow, ice and freezing temperatures, and snow and below-freezing temps are expected through the weekend. High temperatures are not expected to top 50 degrees until the middle of next week.

Skriloff: Generation Z Must Register to Vote. And then Vote.

What follows is the speech senior Olivia Skriloff delivered at school meeting on Monday, March 26. She delivered it after showing several clips of speeches from the March for Our Lives in Washington, DC, which she attended and organized a group from Northwood to attend. [Read more…]

Life’s Goals

Guest essay by Rob Serra ’97


The author celebrates after scoring a goal for the FDNY hockey team at the Nassau Coliseum in 2004. (Photo: Bill Bennett)

“Times like these we learn to live again”

-Foo Fighters


I know it’s cliche to point to a sporting event as a pivotal moment in one’s life, but that’s where I find myself. On April 3, 2004, I put my hockey bag in my Jeep and headed to Nassau Coliseum. I was nervous as hell and had no idea how the day would end. I just knew what it took for me to get there. [Read more…]

Students Share Experience From Marches

Two groups of Northwood School students and faculty attended March for Our Lives demonstrations in Washington, D.C. and in Saranac Lake, NY. According to the March For Our Lives website, the purpose of the event was to “demand that [children’s and families’] lives and safety become a priority and that we end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools today.” The Mirror asked participants to reflect on their experiences. This is what they shared with us. [Read more…]

Guest Opinion: March is a Sign of Generational Change

By Olivia Skrilloff ’18

Over 800,000 people flooded the streets this past Saturday to join in the March for Our Lives, a student organized protest calling for common sense gun control. Eight students and one teacher from Northwood were part of this 800,000.


Emma González addresses the crowd at the March for Our Lives rally in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters)

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Bennett Leads Way at Eastern Region Development FIS Championships


Sarah Bennett ’19 training at Whiteface in 2018. (Photo: Instagram)

This past week, some athletes from the men’s and women’s FIS team traveled to Attitash and Cranmore Mountains in New Hampshire for FIS finals. Hugh Dempsey ‘19, Jake Reynolds ‘19, and Wim Roney ‘18 were on the men’s side and Joanna Rosenbluth ‘19, Beth Fisher ‘19, Sarah Bennett ‘19, and Sarah Coombs ‘19 on the women’s side.

The first day consisted of two Super Gs, where one of them counted as a Super Combined. (A super combined is an event where one run of either Downhill or Super G is combined with one run of Slalom.) The two alpine combined that were supposed to happen changed to one Super G that counted as a normal race and the other counted as the combined run with the Slalom the following day.

In the Super G race, Bennett finished 4th, Coombs in 12th, Rosenbluth in 29th and Fisher in 35th. On the men’s side, Reynolds finished in 43rd, Roney 44th and Dempsey in 49th. In the alpine combined, Bennett finished 3rd, Coombs in 16th and Rosenbluth in 25th.

Matthieu Cote ‘18 and Chelsea Smith ‘19 arrived in New Hampshire to finish the race series with the team while Beth Fisher returned to Lake Placid. On the first day of Giant-Slalom, Bennett finished third, Smith in 33rd, Rosenbluth in 38th. On the men’s side Cote in 13th, Roney in 41st, Reynolds in 46th, and Dempsey in 57th. On the second day of Giant-Slalom, Bennett finished in 5th, Coombs in 20th, Rosenbluth in 42nd, and Smith in 46th. On the men’s side Cote was in 20th, Reynolds in 44th, and Roney in 46th.

The last two days were held at Cranmore for the Slalom races. On the first day, Bennett finished in second, Coombs in 23rd, Smith in 38th, and Rosenbluth in 49th. On the men’s side Cote finished 33rd, Roney 38th, Dempsey 47th, and Reynolds 60th.

The wind started picking up on the last day of Slalom. The main lift that brought the racers up to the race course shut down at the start of the second run, which required racers to take a 30-minute lift to the top. The men were starting first, and since not all of them made it to the top on time, the jury decided to send them out of order, which put at a disadvantage the people who had secured a good place for themselves for second run. The wind was blowing up the hill, which hindered the performance of racers whose runs happened while the wind was strong. These conditions created what many athletes and coaches considered an unfair race. As for the results, Bennett finished 3rd, Coombs 36th, Smith 40th, and Rosenbluth 47th. On the men’s side only Dempsey finished his race and ended up 42nd.

Click here to see one of Sarah Bennett’s slalom runs. Video courtesy of Northwood Skiing’s Facebook Page.

Second Trimester Honor Rolls Released

honorrollMarch 6, 2018— Jill Walker, Northwood School’s Dean of Academic Affairs, today announced the Honor Rolls for the the second trimester of the 2017-18 school year. Click here for a PDF version of the lists.


Upperclassmen (Gr. 11 & 12):  Minimum weighted GPA of 4.00 with no grade below B+

Underclassmen (Gr. 9 & 10):  Minimum weighted GPA of 3.70 with no grade below B+

Akasaka, Rintaro Ellsworth, Zachary Newcomb, Isaac
Brady, Amelia Fairchild, Courtney Pierce, Owen
Callahan, Patrick Han, Paul Rodriguez, Imani
Castillo, Adelia Hooper, Erin (Lexi) Rosner, Rachel
Castillo, Angelia Jang, Su Hae (Jessica) Rutkovskii, Aleksei
Chu, Yuanfei (Lisa) Jin, Lingli (Nemo) Smith, Aiden
Colby, Ellie Khan, Safwaan Smith, Chelsea
Cote, Gabrielle Kroes, Kylie Tebo, Braelyn
Day, Ava Lambright, Jared Williams, Sidney
Donatello, Haley



Upperclassmen (Gr. 11 & 12):  Minimum weighted GPA of 3.70 with no grade below B

Underclassmen (Gr. 9 & 10):  Minimum weighted GPA of 3.30 with no grade below B

Arquiett, Will Lin, Lanxin (Jessica) Purcell, Charles
Biechler, John Liu, Ruoci (Julia) Rose, Hanna
Cohen, Madeleine Loescher, Elise Rose, Keeley
DelliQuadri, Cisco McCarthy, Madison Rosenbluth, Joanna
Fesette, Ella Morgan, Christopher (Kip) Song, Yujun (Jax)
Fisher, Beth Ott, Barrett Spencer, Ana
Gerst, Matthew Pfefferkorn, Grey Van Slyke, Andrew
Harris, Jordan Pittman, Noah Xue, Qianfan (Ivan)
Leal, Cole



Upperclassmen (Gr. 11 & 12):  Minimum GPA of 3.30 with no grade below B-

Underclassmen (Gr. 9 & 10):  Minimum GPA of 3.00 with no grade below B-

Allard, Tristan DiMatteo, Rico Quinn, Kevin
Baumer, Jane Donatello, Sara Rose, Drew
Bookman, Miranda Gilbert, Andrew Seger, Trenton
Broderick, Morgan Hartikainen, Santeri Shanklin, Matthew
Chen, Yifan Higgins-Lopez, Audrey Sheffield, Magnus
Coombs, Sarah Kessel, Hannah Skriloff, Olivia
Cote, Matthieu Levey, Aaron (Yoshi) Ulrick, Finlay
Davis, Ashley Li, Yuqi (Jessie) Vinitski, Tomer
DeGirolamo, Benjamin Mucitelli, JaCob Xiao, Ruiyang (Kevin)
Dempsey, Hugh Novotny, Madison Zientko, Zachary
DiBitetto, Samuel



Attained at least three “excellent” effort grades, with no effort grade below “good”

Akasaka, Rintaro Ellsworth, Zachary Ott, Barrett
Allard, Tristan Fairchild, Courtney Pfefferkorn, Grey
Arquiett, Will Fesette, Ella Pierce, Owen
Bai, Jinyang Fisher, Beth Pittman, Noah
Baumer, Jane Gerst, Matthew Purcell, Charles
Biechler, John Han, Paul Rodriguez, Imani
Bookman, Miranda Herman, Alec Rose, Hanna
Brady, Amelia Hooper, Erin (Lexi) Rose, Keeley
Broderick, Morgan Jang, Su Hae (Jessica) Rosenbluth, Joanna
Callahan, Patrick Jin, Lingli (Nemo) Rosner, Rachel
Castillo, Adelia Kendrick, Nicole Rutkovskii, Aleksei
Castillo, Angelia Kroes, Kylie Smith, Aiden
Colby, Ellie Lafferty, Karli Smith, Chelsea
Coombs, Sarah Lambright, Jared Song, Yujun (Jax)
Cote, Gabrielle Leal, Cole Spencer, Ana
Cote, Matthieu Lin, Lanxin (Jessica) Tebo, Braelyn
Davis, Ashley Liu, Ruoci (Julia) Van Slyke, Andrew
Day, Ava McCarthy, Madison Vinitski, Tomer
Donatello, Haley Mucitelli, JaCob Williams, Sidney
Donatello, Sara Newcomb, Isaac Xue, Qianfan (Ivan)

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