Bennett Wins GS at Mont Garceau


Sarah Bennett ’19 atop the podium at Mont Garceau, Quebec on January 15, 2018 (Photo provided).

Senior Sarah Bennet won the Ladies’ Giant Slalom race at Mont Garceau, Quebec today, scoring 35.71 FIS points. It’s Bennett’s first win since she won back-to-back Super G races at Burke Mountain last spring. She has scored in seventeen races so far this season and earned thirteen top-ten finishes.

Bennett, who hopes to make the Canadian National Team, is training and competing with Team Quebec.

See all of Bennett’s results here.

Two U16 Racers Train, Compete at Camp for Best in U.S.

The best U16 athletes in the country converged on Burke Mountain last week for the US Ski and Snowboard National Performance Series. Northwood racers Jadenlin Klebba ’21 and Benjamin DeGirolamo ’21 participated in the series, which brings the best American U16s together for training and racing. The purpose of the NPS camps is to stimulate long-term growth and prepare athletes for future international competition. Approximately sixty U16 racers from all over the United States participated in the camp, which entailed several days of training and two days of races. [Read more…]

First Trimester Honor Rolls Released

December 10, 2018 — Dr. Laura Finnerty Paul, Northwood School’s Dean of Academic Affairs, today announced the Honor Rolls for the first trimester of the 2018-19 school year.

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+

Rintaro Akasaka ‘20 Beth Fisher ‘19 Barrett Ott ‘19
Kyle Bavis ‘19 Kate Hagness ‘21 Owen Pierce ‘21
Brian Bette ‘22 Lexi Hooper ‘20 Joanna Rosenbluth ‘19
Amelia Brady ‘21 Jessica Jang ‘20 Rachel Rosner ‘20
Kate Broderick ‘22 Jaden Klebba ‘21 Aleksei Rutkovskii ‘19
Ellie Colby ‘21 Lukas Klemm ‘22 Aiden Smith ‘19
Gabby Cote ‘21 Sean Kgwakgwa ‘21 Chelsea Smith ‘19
Ava Day ‘21 Madison Kostoss ‘21 Johann Tremblay-Kau ‘22
Peppi DelliQuadri ‘22 Jared Lambright ‘20 Alex van Schalkwyk ‘19
Haley Donatello ‘21 Jessica Lin ‘19 Emilie Venne ‘20
Zachary Ellsworth ‘20 Isaac Newcomb ‘19 Kara Wentzel ‘22
Courtney Fairchild ‘20 Rowen Norfolk ‘22 Zachary Zientko ‘21


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

Lucca Baldassarini ‘19 Carson Hall ‘22 Mateo Cortina Rodriquez ‘20
Jane Baumer ‘19 Paul Han ‘19 Drew Rose ‘19
Sarah Bennett ‘19 Nickolas Kazmouz ‘19 Bernardo Simoes ‘19
Matthew Brady ‘22 Michael Leone ‘20 Ana Spencer ‘20
Angie Castillo ‘21 Yoshi Levey ‘19 Lily Spiegel ‘22
Herschel Conard ‘21 Elise Loescher ‘21 Braelyn Tebo ‘20
Sarah Coombs ‘19 Madison Novotny ‘21 Andrew Van Slyke ‘20
Ben DeGirolamo ‘21 Imani Rodriquez ‘20 Joshua Waters ‘19
Ella Fessette ‘21 Lucas Cortina Rodriquez ‘20


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-

Will Arquiett ‘19 Karli Lafferty ‘19 Connor Reid ‘19
Christos Athanasiadis ‘19 Cole Leal ‘19 Jake Reynolds ‘19
John Biechler ‘19 Maggie MacNeil ‘20 Matthew Shanklin ‘19
Cory Booth ‘19 Paige Melicant ‘22 Iliana Smith ‘22
Tommy Boulais ‘19 Brendan Merriman ‘21 Marcelo Suarez Rojas ‘19
Vicente Castro Rojas ‘19 Jack Mitchell ‘19 Finlay Ulrick ‘19
Hugh Dempsey ‘19 Kip Morgan ‘20 Johannes Wallberg ‘20
Christophe Garon ‘20 Anneliese Munter ‘22 Aiden Williams-McCracken ‘22
Mackenzie Hull ‘20 Gabriel Munter ‘20 Chloe Zhang ‘21
Mark Keiffer ‘19 Keith Mutunga ‘21 Jason Ziegler ‘19
Charlie Purcell ‘21

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

Rintaro Akasaka ‘20 Lucas Farias Villasenor ‘20 Owen Pierce ‘21
Owen Allard ‘22 Courtney Fairchild ‘20 Jake Reynolds ‘19
Will Arquiett ‘19 Ella Fesette ‘21 Imani Rodriquez ‘20
John Bai ‘21 Beth Fisher ‘19 Lucas Rodriquez Cortina ‘20
Lucca Baldassarini ‘19 Carson Hall ‘22 Mateo Rodriquez Cortina ‘20
Weston Batt ‘19 Paul Han ‘19 Margot Roquette ‘20
Jane Baumer ‘19 Kate Hagness ‘21 Drew Rose ‘19
Kyle Bavis ‘19 Lexi Hooper ‘20 Joanna Rosenbluth ‘19
Brian Bette ‘22 Jessica Jang ‘20 Rachel Rosner ‘20
Tommy Boulais ‘19 Anton Johansson ‘20 Aleksei Rutkovskii ‘19
Amelia Brady ‘21 Nickolas Kazmouz ‘19 Abdou Samb ‘21
Kate Broderick ‘22 Sean Kgwakgwa ‘21 Matthew Shanklin ‘19
Morgan Broderick ‘19 Jaden Klebba ‘21 Sarah Sheridan ‘21
Angie Castillo ‘21 Madison Kostoss ‘21 Bernardo Simoes ‘19
Francisco Castillo ‘19 Lars Kroes ‘21 Aiden Smith ‘19
Vicente Castro ‘19 Jared Lambright ‘20 Chelsea Smith ‘19
Ellie Colby ‘21 Michael Leone ‘20 Trevor Souza ‘19
Herschel Conard ‘21 Yoshi Levey ‘19 Marcelo Suarez Rojas ‘19
Sarah Coombs ‘19 Jessica Lin ‘19 Johann Tremblay-Kau ‘22
Gabby Cote ‘21 Julia Liu ‘19 Alex van Schalkwyk ‘19
Ava Day ‘21 Elis Loescher ‘21 Emilie Venne ‘20
Cisco DelliQuadri ‘20 Maggie MacNeil ‘20 Johannes Wallberg ‘20
Peppi DelliQuadri ‘22 Jack Mitchell ‘19 Kara Wentzel ‘22
Ben DeGirolamo ‘21 Gabriel Munter ‘20 Chloe Zhang ‘21
Haley Donatello ‘21 Isaac Newcomb ‘19 Zachary Zientko ‘21
Zachary Ellsworth ‘20

Note: Updated on 10 December 2018 at 1:25 PM.

2nd Avenue in Blue Hill in Cape Town

canneryrowThe “Cannery Row Assignment” is a legendary writing exercise in Mr. Reed’s Advanced Composition and World Literature (Senior English) class. Here’s the prompt:

“After a careful examination of the opening pages of Cannery Row, choose a place you know well and describe it using the opening of the novel as a model. You should try for a sentence-by-sentence parallel to Steinbeck’s style. For example, when he writes, “Cannery Row in Monterey in California” you could write “Northwood School in Lake Placid in New York.” The idea is to carefully mimic Steinbeck. Find similar characters in your place to those Steinbeck mentions in Cannery Row.”

Every year he gets some outstanding work and one of the best pieces is published in The Mirror. This year, we loved senior Alex van Schalkwyk’s response, an intimate look at his hometown of Cape Town, South Africa.

2nd Avenue in Blue Hill in Cape Town is a novel, a war, a wreck, a stench, a prison, a playground, a reflection, a home. Lavender Hill is the old and dirty, glass and tin and plastic and broken concrete, cracked road and bottle caps and soggy cigarettes, crates of beer bottles with chipped edges, corner stores, game shops, and drug labs, and small busy markets, and burger stands and portable toilets. Its people are, as the boy exclaims, “gangsters, rapists, thieves and bastards,” for whom he meant everyone. Had the boy looked through a different lens he might have said “Mothers and fathers and teachers and honest people,” and would have meant the same thing.

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Lavender Hill in Cape Town, South Africa.

In the afternoon when the merchants give their orders, the drug dealers expand rapidly to street corners while whistling. Dirty hands drop off bags 10 meters away from where regular customers secretly pick them up. The process is strategically chosen, for if they were passed from hand to hand the bags, at least the ones sold to regular customers, would appear more obviously. Then gangsters’ whistles screech and all over town teenagers and children run home to safety. Then the brave make the corrupt thieves weary: police officers, vigilante, neighborhood watch who come disperse into the streets.

Then from town pour prostitutes and tramps and drug addicts, men, and women in ragged t-shirts and torn pants. They come running to steal and buy and sell the drugs. The whole street cries and grumbles and coughs and shakes while the bullets of their guns race out of chambers and the chambers empty as more bullets are released. The guns cry and grumble and cough until the last enemy is grazed and wounded and shattered and killed and then the whistles screech again and the dirty, vile, putrid prostitutes and tramps and drug addicts, men and women, stumble out and drag over the bridge into the town and 2nd Avenue becomes itself again – peaceful and safe. Its normal life returns. The young who hid away in fear in their small homes come out to play in the polluted playground in the common park. The boys from Cozy Corner come out for a bit of sun if there is any. The professor walks from the state university and crosses the street to Blue Bottles Pub for a few drinks. Chris the handyman scans like an eagle through his chaotic garage for a screw or a nail that he can use to put up a window. Then the sun starts to disappear and the street-lights turn on in front of Cozy Corner – the bulb which makes beams of luminous light in 2nd Avenue. Students arrive at the state university to see Professor, and he walks across the street for a few more drinks.

How can the novel and war and the wreck – the stench, the prison, the playground, and the reflection – be set down alive? When you catch insects there are certain spiders that are so alert that they are almost impossible to catch, for they scatter and spring at the sight of movement. You must let them creep and crawl of their own into your trap. And maybe that could be the way to write this novel – to open each passage by letting words crawl in by themselves.

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.


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


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.

Mr. Tom Broderick

Mr. Tom Broderick

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.



Sara Ritchie Donatello


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


Ruiyang “Kevin” Xiao


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



Mr. Roger S. Loud


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





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.




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






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




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




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



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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 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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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






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




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




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




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 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.




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.



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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



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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




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




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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