Northwood on Main Set to Open Next School Year

In a letter to the Northwood School Community, Head of School Mr. Michael Maher today announced that necessary funds have been raised to open Northwood on Main at the beginning of the 2019-20 school year. The announcement comes following the fall Board of Trustees meeting in Lake Placid October 26-27, 2018.

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This rendering of Northwood on Main was included in today’s announcement.

The iconic downtown Lake Placid building, most recently occupied by With Pipe and Book, was purchased by Northwood School late in 2015 and was originally projected to open in the 2016-17 school year. The building has sat vacant since the school purchased it.

What follows is Mr. Maher’s letter to the community:

Dear Alumni, Families, and Friends of Northwood School,

I write to you today with exciting news about Northwood’s continued commitment to the growth and education of young people.

In the fall of 2016, Northwood School announced the Campaign for Northwood School on Main, an aspirational investment in Northwood’s future, our students, and the residents of the Adirondacks. Phase one of the campaign launched with a goal of raising $2.5 million for the renovation of a state-of-the-art facility, anchored in the heart of Main Street, Lake Placid.

Today, I am proud to announce the successful completion of phase one of our campaign and the Northwood School Board of Trustees’ approval to begin immediate construction on the facility.

Pre-construction planning and work is well underway and the Board has approved a timeline that projects major construction activity in the spring and summer of 2019, with the goal of opening the facility in the early part of the 2019-2020 academic year.

Northwood on Main, modeled after nationally acclaimed programs such as the Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy, MIT’s Media Lab, and Stanford’s D School, symbolizes Northwood’s commitment to educational leadership in the 21st century. The facility will be home to Northwood’s new Department of Innovation, Engineering, and Entrepreneurship, offering hands-on, project-based learning in emerging fields of study and occupation such as innovation with design thinking, 3-D modeling, robotics, and entrepreneurship, to name a few.

The combination of Northwood on Main’s facilities and academic programming will provide a collaborative and creative environment for young people to explore a broad range of interests that share the focus of real-world application. The mission of Northwood on Main is to prepare young people to be leaders in fields that innovate solutions to the challenges of our global community.

I wish to express our sincerest gratitude to the Northwood School trustees, alumni, families, and friends who, through their extraordinary vision and generosity, have made Northwood on Main a reality.

In the coming months we look forward to updating you on the progress of Northwood on Main and sharing the multitude of opportunities that our students, faculty, alumni, families, and members of the Adirondack community will have to partner with Northwood School in innovation and creative learning.

Best Regards,

Michael Maher
Head of School

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Ghosts at Northwood? Many Students Think So.

The Halloween season has the Northwood School community reflecting on whether or not the school is haunted. This article, written by Khaly Barry ’16, was produced for the Making Radio Spring Program in May 2014. See more content from Making Radio. It first ran in The MIrror on October 28, 2016.

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Are there ghosts at Northwood School? Lots of people, including students, faculty, and alumni who have lived on campus, say the school is haunted. Mr. Tom “Brody” Broderick, longtime history teacher, Assistant Headmaster and Dean of Students, is the school’s unofficial scholar of all things supernatural. Correspondent Khaly Barry ask Brody and a few students to share ghost stories.

“Do I think Bergamini is haunted? Yes.”

“There’s a belief that this girl’s ghost is walking around the attic.”

“Is that ghost roaming around? Who knows?”

Gusikoff: Faces of ghosts appeared in our pictures.

Sophomore Stephen Gilligan has also seen the photo, and he saw a ghost at 4am one morning on freshman hall.

Evidence of a ghost? The photo that Gilly and Travis refer to has convinced some, but it has left others with doubts.

Evidence of a ghost? The photo that Gilly and Travis refer to has convinced some, but it has left others with doubts.

Matthew Headland also saw the ghost on freshman hall: “It made me widen my horizons to the idea of ghosts.”

“It was really creepy”

“That’s what he told me, and it’s pretty scary.”

Letter: Critical of Kavanaugh Story

Dear Editor:
A couple of thoughts here. The first is that in order to write the Mirror  a letter to the editor, it takes a bit to find out how. Secondly, along those lines, I see no letters in the Letters to the Editor in the menu bar which I find disturbing. Are there any?
And lastly, I just read your take on the Kavanaugh nomination and am surprised that you found no one…repeat, NO ONE with an opposing point of view. I will take this article as OpEd rather than reporting facts, other than the fact that others spoke. And speaking of those who spoke, I will quote the article:
Johann Tremblay Kau ‘22 said, “I feel like when someone’s in that position of power or in a government position, he should have some sort of standard.” The theme of immaturity and unprofessionalism echoed throughout student opinions. Kip Morgan ‘20 said, “I think the way [Kavanaugh] answered the questions was a little inappropriate. He shot them right back and never really gave a straight answer.” Noah Pittman ‘21 said, “[Kavanaugh] shouldn’t be allowed in office because of the extreme partisanship that he has shown.”
Having digested all that, I will refer those to these remarks from Hon. Ruth Bader Ginsburg:

Interview July 7, 2016 with Associated Press

Asked what if Trump won the presidency, Ginsburg said: “I don’t want to think about that possibility, but if it should be, then everything is up for grabs.”

Interview July 8, 2016 with New York Times

“I can’t imagine what this place would be — I can’t imagine what the country would be — with Donald Trump as our president. For the country, it could be four years. For the court, it could be — I don’t even want to contemplate that.

Referring to something she thought her late husband, tax lawyer Martin Ginsburg, would have said, she said: “Now it’s time for us to move to New Zealand.”

Interview July 11, 2016 with CNN

“He is a faker. He has no consistency about him. He says whatever comes into his head at the moment. He really has an ego. … How has he gotten away with not turning over his tax returns? The press seems to be very gentle with him on that ….

“At first I thought it was funny,” she said of Trump’s early candidacy. “To think that there’s a possibility that he could be president ….

“I think he has gotten so much free publicity ….

“Every other presidential candidate has turned over tax returns.”

Now, how is that for partisanship, immaturity, and unprofessionalism? Here’s one who has been on the court for years and should know better. But we’ll let that go, of course, won’t we, because she votes….hmmmm how?
All I’m asking is that you show a bit more balance.
Barton Green ’60
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2018 Commencement Weekend Recap [Video + Gallery]

Commencement weekend began, as is tradition, with the Senior Dinner on the night of Friday, May 18th. This is a highlight activity of the weekend as families and friends gather under the tent, spending some quality time together, sharing a meal and celebrating their special graduate. Graduates often invite their friends and favorite faculty/coaches to join them at their table. A few awards are distributed and the Cum Laude Society is recognized.

The main attraction, however, is always the Senior Video. This year, creative director Mr. Michael Aldridge directed the video, which was widely praised as the best senior video ever.

2018 Senior Video from Northwood School on Vimeo.

 

The Northwood School Class of 2018 commencement ceremony took place on May 19th, 2018. This was the one hundred-eleventh commencement ceremony in Northwood School history.

Following the ceremony, the graduates proceeded to ring and walk under the Victory Bell and receive their Northwood Alumni pin. This is another one of Northwood’s beautiful traditions. It signifies the transition from high school to the greater world and entry into the great family of Northwood Alumni.

 

CLASS OF 2018 HONOR SPEAKERS

Sara Ritchie Donatello

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Lake Placid, NY
Attended Northwood School for five years
Click here for a transcript of Sara’s speech

 

Ruiyang “Kevin” Xiao

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Beijing, China
Attended Northwood School for two years.
Click here for a transcript of Kevin’s speech

 

COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER

Mr. Roger S. Loud

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Retiring Mathematics Teacher
Click here for a transcript of Mr. Loud’s speech

 

FACULTY PRIZES

THE JAMES HERD FULLERTON FACULTY PRIZE

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James Herd Fullerton graduated from Norwich University in 1930 and joined the faculty at Northwood School in 1932. During his Northwood career, Jim would serve as a math and science teacher, hockey, baseball, and football coach, crew coach and Director of Athletics.

Throughout his more than thirty years at Northwood (1932-1955), Jim Fullerton established a reputation as a caring, compassionate teacher and an innovative, thoughtful coach. But it was through sheer force of his character that Jim Fullerton had the greatest influence on a generation of Northwood graduates. There are countless stories of Jim coming to the aid of a student or player in need of some sage advice, a pat on the back or some firm direction. Mr. Fullerton passed away in 1991.

The Fullerton Prize is awarded annually to a faculty member who has demonstrated the most significant professional growth and/or had the deepest impact upon the overall character development in the student body during the academic year. The winner must embody the qualities of honesty, integrity, compassion, and love of students so valued by Coach Fullerton. The prize is intended to enhance the professional and personal growth of the faculty recipient.

I am pleased to award this year’s Fullerton Prize to TIM WEAVER who embodies the qualities that still live through the legend and legacy of Jim Fullerton. Jill, please come forward to receive this award.

 

THE DR. VANDERLYN R. PINE AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING

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Dr. Vanderlyn R. Pine is a native of New Paltz, New York and graduated from Northwood School in 1955. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in 1967 and his Master’s Degree in 1969 from Dartmouth College. Dr. Pine earned his Ph.D. from New York University in 1971.

While at Northwood, Van Pine excelled in athletics as a member of the ice hockey, football and track teams. In addition, he was the first Editor-in-Chief of the Mirror, the school’s newspaper, and was involved in the total life of the school as he served on a wide variety of committees. Two of Dr. Pine’s children, Brian, Class of 1981 and Daniel, Class of 1982, graduated from Northwood. Dr. Pine was elected to the Board of Trustees in 1986. In the fall of 1997, he was elected Chair of the Board and assumed his current position of Emeritus Chair in 2014.

The Pine Award, an engraved Boston Rocker chair, is given to the faculty member who: “Demonstrates dedication to his or her students; exudes energy and enthusiasm for learning; fosters respect for scholarship and provides a consistency of preparation and classroom delivery which stimulates students to want to learn.” The members of the Northwood student body select the faculty winner through nomination and vote.

This year’s winner is JAMIE WELSH

 

SENIOR DINNER AWARDS FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2018

 

LINDA FRIEDLANDER AWARD

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This plaque is presented in recognition of outstanding achievement in academics and in women’s sports. The recipient is chosen for her accomplishments and enthusiasm in developing both her intellectual and physical being. The winner is Kylie Kroes

 

TIM HYDE HOCKEY AWARD

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This is an award given each year by Mr. & Mrs. F. Stillman Hyde and family, in loving memory of Tim Hyde, who graduated from Northwood in 1962. It is given to the hockey player who, in the opinion of the coaches, best exemplifies Tim Hyde’s love of the game and his “never quit” attitude; no matter how stiff the opposition. The winner is Martin Simanek

 

CHARLES HOLT HOCKEY AWARD

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Charlie Holt served as a teacher and coach at Northwood School from 1955 to 1962. After Northwood, Charlie was hockey coach at Colby College and the University of New Hampshire. Considered one of the “true gentlemen” of the game, Charlie Holt embodied the best qualities the game has to offer. A plaque is awarded annually by Northwood School to the members of the boys and girls hockey squads who have shown the best sportsmanship in practice and in games. The winners are Sara Donatello and Sam DiBitetto

 

MALCOLM SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD

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The permanent trophy was given by the late Herbert L. Malcolm, former Headmaster of the Lake Placid School now Northwood School, and the individual plaque is awarded each year to the male and female students who, in the opinion of the Faculty Athletic Committee, have shown the best sportsmanship in athletics throughout the year. The award recognizes qualities of character that enhance the excellence of the teams on which the individuals participate and that reflects positively on Northwood as an institution during athletic competition. The winners are Moe Tsukimoto and Patrick Callahan

 

MARK “DILL” DRISCOLL SKI AWARD

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Mark Driscoll, Class of 1970, was the complete skier, competing in cross-country, jumping, and alpine events. His legacy is one of extraordinary enthusiasm and dedication. As an athlete, a student, and a student leader, Dill was one of the school’s most positively influential characters. The school named the premier ski team award in his honor. This year’s winner is Kevin (Ruiyang) Xiao

 

ENGLISH PRIZE

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The English award goes to a student for whom literature is a passport to all lands and ages, for whom writing is an opportunity to convey worthy ideas with passion and grace. The winner this year is Kylie Kroes

 

SCIENCE PRIZE

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The Science award is given to a senior who has demonstrated both interest and achievement in the field of science. This student has a strong desire to understand scientific concepts and has an inquisitive mind. In addition, this student thinks about the topics beyond the scope of the classroom and completes every assignment with diligence and effort. This year’s winner is Madison McCarthy

 

MATHEMATICS PRIZE

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The Mathematics award is made to a student who combines talent with hard work, and whose curiosity and creative thinking provide a lively model for maximizing learning in mathematics. The winner this year is Sidney Williams

 

LANGUAGE PRIZE

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The Language prize is awarded to the student who passionately pursues skill in the speaking, reading, and writing of a foreign language. For French, this year’s recipient is Daniel Lambert

 

SOCIAL SCIENCE PRIZE

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The Social Science award is presented for excellence in the appreciation and understanding of issues in the Social Sciences. This year’s winner is Olivia Skriloff

 

ARTS PRIZE

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Creativity, passion, energy, and a zest for artistic excellence are qualities that describe the recipient of this award. The Arts Department Prize goes to Kevin (Ruiyang) Xiao

 

ESL PRIZE

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The English as a Second Language Prize is given to the senior who has excelled both in English language fluency as well as cultural fluency. This student, through hard work, patience, and involvement, has enriched the Northwood community. The winner this year is Chenghong Tang

 

DEO B. COLBURN SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

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The Deo B. Colburn scholarships are awarded to students of Essex and Franklin counties who have demonstrated good scholarship and strong character during their years in secondary school. The grants come from the foundation established by Mr. Colburn, Northwood’s longtime neighbor. This year, the following student has been selected to receive this award: Kylie Kroes

 

COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY AWARDS SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2018

 

THE IRA A. FLINNER AWARD

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Ira Flinner served Northwood School as its headmaster from 1926 to 1951. During his long and legendary service, he fostered excellence in academics and character. His influence is with us today, and it lives on through the achievement of this year’s recipient of the Ira A. Flinner Award, Patrick Callahan

 

THE HARRY MacDONALD AWARD

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Harry MacDonald served behind the scenes at Northwood School for thirty years. The award in his name honors a student for whom giving is more important than receiving and who puts the greater good in front of his or her own interests. For all he has done for the greater Northwood School community, we extend our gratitude to Sidney Williams

 

TIM SMYTHE AWARD

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This award is given to the student-athlete of the North Country who best displays Tim Smythe’s leadership and courage and who inspires their teammates to rise to any challenge. The winner is Keeley Rose

 

CROWNE PLAZA RESORT ACADEMIC & SNOW SPORTS AWARD

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A $4,000 Scholarship, $1000 per year for four years, is awarded to the top student in both scholastics and snow sports attending a four-year college next year. The winner is Matthieu Cote

 

THE JUDITH K. GOOD STUDENT COUNCIL AWARD

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The Judith K. Good Student Council Award is given in honor of Mrs. Judith Good, who served the Lake Placid community as a mediator and conflict resolution specialist for more than twenty years. The recipient is chosen and the award is given by students themselves in recognition of the qualities of character they see, knowing that student better than any faculty member possibly could. To Sam DiBitetto –your classmates thank you for being yourself so truly and giving to others so generously.

 

URFIRER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

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This plaque is awarded annually to a member of the Senior Class who, over their last three years at Northwood, has shown the greatest academic growth through their hard work and determination to succeed. The award is given in memory of Mr. Roland Urfirer of Lake Placid, who served on the school’s Board of Trustees from 1973 to 2014. We are pleased to recognize Aoi Sugimoto for her achievements.

 

THE EDWARD M. GOOD HEADMASTER’S PRIZE

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This prize is awarded to the student or students in the graduating class who, in the opinion of the headmaster, advised by the faculty, is an individual who has, through his/her character and enthusiasm, contributed in a positive way to enhance the culture of Northwood School. This year we have three winners: Nicole Kendrick, Hannah Kessel and Madison McCarthy

 

SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

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The Senior Scholastic Awards, honoring the two graduating seniors who have achieved the highest academic averages over the past year.
The second highest ranking scholar – Kylie Kroes
The highest ranking scholar – Sidney Williams

 

SCHOOL SEAL PRIZE

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The School Seal is the visual representation of what we are and what we stand for. The annual prize is awarded to the senior who best lives up to the high ideals of our Core Values: Responsibility, Courage, Compassion, Integrity, and Respect. Just as the School Seal represents our school, so does the work and influence of this year’s winner embody all that we aspire to be. This year’s recipient is Martin Simanek

 

THE NORTHWOOD AWARD

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This plaque is awarded to the senior who has shown through influence, character, and service to be the outstanding citizen of the school community, embodying our highest ideals and offering a consistent willingness to work for the betterment of his/her classmates and school. This is Northwood’s highest award. This year’s winner is Sara Donatello.

 

 

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Text of Ruiyang Xiao’s Commencement Address, May 19, 2019

Text of Ruiyang Xiao’s Prepared Commencement Address, May 19, 2019. The speech as delivered may have varied slightly from the text.

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Text of Sara Donatello’s Commencement Address, May 19, 2019

Text of Sara Donatello’s Prepared Commencement Address, May 19, 2019. The speech as delivered may have varied slightly from the text.

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The Text of Mr. Loud’s Commencement Address, May 19, 2018

Text of remarks delivered by Mr. Roger S. Loud, commencement speaker at the 2018 Northwood School Commencement on May 19, 2018.

 Note: much of what Mr. Loud said was extemporaneous. What follows are his prepared remarks, which may vary from his address as delivered.

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Ceremony Celebrates Achievement, Cautions Against Need for Approval

In the final days of the school year, following commencement and LEAP and before final exams, the Northwood community pauses to reflect on our “new school,” with juniors assuming the leadership left vacant by graduating seniors. Mr. Mellor opened the ceremony, held on Wednesday afternoon, by asking two students, Ava Day ’21 and Rachel Rosner ’20, to share how their perspectives have changed since they started attending Northwood. Mellor then showed a humorous video clip about a conflict between an enormous naval warship and a lighthouse.

Mellor addressed a theme in Rosner’s and Day’s remarks: the danger of needing the approval of others. Bringing it back to the video clip, Mr. Mellor said, “Ultimately, you are the captain of your boat,” he said. “You are in control of your life. The lighthouse won’t move.”

Three other students walk to the stage and addressed the audience. Martin McDonough ’20 spoke of dealing with a difficult situation with integrity. Charlie Purcell ‘21 spoke of the importance of being able to be yourself and how he has found that at Northwood. Finally, Paul Han ’20 spoke about finding his place at Northwood and his personal resolution for next year.

Following their remarks, Head of School Mr. Michael Maher led an exciting awards ceremony where twenty-two students won twenty-four awards, including over $800,000 in scholarships to fourteen colleges and universities.

 

BROWN BOOK AWARD

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Brown University honors the junior who best combines academic excellence with clarity in written and spoken expression.  Language is the highest expression of our humanity; it defines what we are and what we aspire to be.  Those who use words effectively will be the leaders in the generation.  In them we invest our hope; to them, we accord our respect.  With this award, we salute their potential.  The winner is ISAAC NEWCOMB ’19.

 

CLARKSON AWARDS

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The Clarkson University High School Leadership Award is in recognition of outstanding leadership qualities and academic promise.  This award carries a $15,000 per year scholarship for WILL ARQUIETT ’19.

The Clarkson University High School Achievement Award carries a $12,000.00 per year scholarship for JACOB MUCITELLI ’19.

 

RENSSELAER MEDAL

Aiden Smith

This award is given annually by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to the student in the Junior Class who has distinguished themselves in math & science and has the greatest interest in a science-related career.  This $25,000 per year merit scholarship is guaranteed for four years.  The winner is AIDEN SMITH ’19.

 

SAINT LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY BOOK AWARD

Drew Rose

St. Lawrence University honors the achievement of a high school junior who has demonstrated academic success and displayed a significant commitment to community service.  The winner of this award will receive a $4,000 merit scholarship for the four years.  The winner is DREW ROSE ’19.

 

WELLS COLLEGE 21st CENTURY LEADERSHIP AWARD

Morgan Broderick

Wells College presents 21st Century Leadership Awards to high school juniors who demonstrate outstanding leadership ability in high school and community activities.  Recipients are nominated by their school and are then recognized by the Admissions Committee.  21st Century Leadership Award recipients are awarded a $40,000 scholarship, $10,000 a year for four consecutive years of study at the College.  The winner is MORGAN BRODERICK ’19.

 

UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER BAUSCH & LOMB HONORARY SCIENCE AWARD

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A $40,000 scholarship, $10,000 per year, to the University of Rochester is given to one junior with outstanding academic achievement in the field of science.  This year’s recipient is CHELSEA SMITH ’19.

 

UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER FREDERICK DOUGLASS AND SUSAN B. ANTHONY AWARD

Joanna Rosenbluth

A $40,000 scholarship to the University of Rochester is given to one junior with a demonstrated commitment to understanding and addressing difficult social issues as well as leadership and dedication to community action.  This year’s recipient is JOJO ROSENBLUTH ’19.

 

AUGSBURY/NORTH COUNTRY SCHOLARSHIP AT ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY

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The Augsbury/North Country Scholarship was established in 1974 and serves to recognize academic and co-curricular leadership among designated North Country and Canadian high school students.  The $108,000 scholarship ($27,000 per year) is awarded to up to two nominated students from each eligible high school.  Students who are nominated and admitted to St. Lawrence University, but who are not selected as scholars, will receive a $10,000 annual award to recognize their nomination.  Northwood School’s nominees are BETH FISHER ’19 and ZACH ELLSWORTH ’19.

 

ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION & CREATIVITY AWARD SCHOLARSHIP

Sarah Coombs

This scholarship of $28,000 over four years is awarded to a junior with great promise in science, technology, engineering or math and in recognition of their potential as an innovator, creator, and entrepreneur.  The winner is SARAH COOMBS ’19.

 

SAINT MICHAEL’S COLLEGE BOOK AWARD

Jane Baumer

The Saint Michael’s Book Award recognizes a junior who exhibits the characteristics of an ideal Saint Michael’s student.  In addition to academic excellence, awardees must demonstrate Social Conscience:  a concern for social justice issues and a sincere commitment to volunteerism and leadership in their communities.  This year’s winner, who will receive a scholarship to Saint Michael’s College of at least $12,000 per year up to full tuition, is JANE BAUMER ’19.

 

UNIVERSITY AT ALBANY MULTICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL ACHIEVERS AWARD PROGRAM

Ruoci Liu

The University at Albany Multicultural High School Achievers Award Program honors the accomplishments of high school achievers from upstate New York and beyond.  Now proudly celebrating its 29th year, this program provides the University at Albany with the opportunity to recognize juniors who have distinguished high school academic records and who are involved in numerous school and community activities.  This year’s winner is JULIA LIU ’19.

 

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY BOOK AWARD

John Biechler

The Syracuse University Scholarship in Action Book Award is given to a high school junior who has demonstrated both a commitment to academic excellence and a dedication to community involvement in service to the public good.  This year’s winner is JOHN BIECHLER ’19.

 

THE HOBART AND WILLIAM SMITH COLLEGES SCHOLARSHIPS

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The Hobart and William Smith Colleges Scholarship is given to a male and female high school junior who have demonstrated academic excellence and leadership.  The winners of this award will receive a $5,000 merit scholarship for four years.  This year’s recipients are JESSICA LIN and MATTHEW SHANKLIN.

 

SCAD DISTINGUISHED SCHOLARS AWARD

Yuqi Li

The Savannah College of Art and Design Distinguished Scholars Award is a scholarship in the amount of US$20,000 per year.  This scholarship is applicable toward tuition to attend SCAD in Atlanta, Hong Kong, Savannah or online via eLearning, and may be renewed annually, provided the recipient is enrolled and maintains a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0.  This year’s winner is JESSIE LI ’19.

 

HIGH POINT UNIVERSITY JUNIOR SCHOLARS

Aleksi Rutkovskii

High Point University Junior Scholars are strong students as well as engaged members of their schools and communities. Junior Scholars have the opportunity for non-binding early acceptance to High Point University and will receive an initial $2,500 scholarship per year to HPU, totaling $10,000 over four years. The winner this year is ALEKSEI RUTKOVSKII ’19.

 

ENGLISH PRIZE

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The English Award goes to a student for whom literature is a passport to all lands and ages for whom writing is an opportunity to convey worthy ideas with passion and grace.  The winner this year is CHELSEA SMITH ’19.

 

LANGUAGE PRIZE

Jessica Jang

The Language Prize is awarded to the student who passionately pursues skill in the speaking, reading, and writing of a foreign language.  The winner this year is JESSICA JANG ’20.

 

MATHEMATICS PRIZE

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The Mathematics award is given to a student who combines talent with hard work, and whose curiosity and creative thinking provide a lively model for maximizing learning in mathematics.  The winner this year is ISAAC NEWCOMB ’19.

 

SCIENCE PRIZE

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The Science award is given to a student who has demonstrated both interest and achievement in the field of science.  This student has a strong desire to understand scientific concepts and has an inquisitive mind.  In addition, this student thinks about the topics beyond the scope of the classroom and completes every assignment with diligence and effort.  The winner this year is AIDEN SMITH ‘19.

 

SOCIAL SCIENCE PRIZE

Joanna Rosenbluth

The Social Science award is presented for excellence in the appreciation and understanding of issues in the Social Sciences.  The winner is JOJO ROSENBLUTH ’19.

 

ARTS PRIZE

Adelia Castilo

Creativity, passion, energy, and a zest for artistic excellence are qualities that describe the recipient of this award.  The Arts Department Award goes to ADELIA CASTILLO ’21.

 

ESL AWARD

Chloe Zhang

The English as a Second Language Award is given to the student who has excelled in both English language fluency as well as cultural fluency.  This student, through hard work, patience, and involvement has enriched the Northwood community.  The winner is CHLOE ZHANG ‘21.

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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