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)

Editorial: School Shootings Must End

School is a place for education and community. It’s here that students are supposed to feel comfortable and safe. Four of the deadliest mass shootings in America have been at schools, including the one at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida that killed 17 and wounded 15 a little more than two weeks ago. Unfortunately, schools have became common targets for such horrendous violence, as shown by the 18 school shootings so far this year. With our news feeds so flooded by these stories, young people have become aware of the reality that is gun violence.

We are shocked and appalled by school shootings, not only because of their extreme violence, but also because these shootings are so common that we seem to have become numb to the violence. That numbness is a national crisis just as serious as the violence, and we offer our full support to the students in Florida who are calling for change in the nation’s gun laws.

We agree that Northwood is generally a safe environment. However, every  school shooting is a particularly personal violation for us, even when the assault is 1,500 miles away. We shudder to think of such bloodshed in our sacred spaces, such as in front of the fireplace in the living room during flex, in the auditorium during school meeting, or in the dining hall at lunch. We feel vulnerable when we think about the possibility of an active shooter on our campus.

As the mass murder continues to bring attention to national gun legislation, we must take a serious look at Northwood’s lack of preparation in the event of an attack. Some seniors recall one drill about 4 years ago in which the school bell was rung to signal everyone to run into the woods. There have been no drills since then. Our school currently does not have an emergency plan or drills to train students and staff on what to do in the event of a mass shooter or other incident that may threaten student lives, and we call on the school to develop one promptly. Northwood is in urgent need to improve preparation for these events in order to keep students and staff safe from a possible school shooting. We hope to never need to execute such an emergency plan, but having one will bring us some comfort, because contemplating a mass shooting without one is terrifying. We further call on the school to create an emergency communication system, probably using SMS messages, that will notify the school community, including parents, of a crisis, give instructions, and the eventual all-clear.

While we support many efforts to make schools safer, we disapprove of the idea to weaponize schools and have grave concerns about President Trump’s call to arm one in five teachers. We think that’s a terrible idea. We are also troubled by the National Rifle Association (NRA)’s insistence that the widespread availability of guns in the United States has nothing to do with gun violence. This, coupled with the fact that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is prohibited from conducting research on gun violence in the United States, stunts our ability to effectively deal with the problem.

We support the petition urging President Trump and members of Congress to pass legislation that bans the sale of assault weapons, prohibits the sale of high-capacity magazines, and closes the loophole in our background check law. If you agree with the petition, please sign it to show your support. We also stand with Marjory Stoneman Douglas senior Emma Gonzalez who famously said at a rally following the shooting:

Companies trying to make caricatures of the teenagers nowadays, saying that all we are is self-involved and trend-obsessed, and hushing us into submission when our message doesn’t reach the ears of the nation? We are prepared to call BS!

Politicians who sit in their gilded House and Senate seats funded by the NRA, telling us nothing could have ever been done to prevent this: We call BS!

They say that tougher gun laws do not decrease gun violence: We call BS!

They say a good guy with a gun stops a bad guy with a gun: We call BS!

They say guns are just tools like knives and are as dangerous as cars: We call BS!

They say that no laws could have been able to prevent the hundreds of senseless tragedies that have occurred: We call BS!

That us kids don’t know what we’re talking about, that we’re too young to understand how the government works: We call BS!

We urge the community to educate itself about these incidents and learn more about gun violence in America and other countries. Additionally, we encourage all who are able attend the March on Washington on March 24th to show their support for the victims and send a message to the world. Register to vote. If you are not 18, but will be 18 on election day, you can still register now.  Write to or call your elected officials to add your voice to the national discussion. Please offer your support for those who need it, and do your best to help prevent this tragedy from happening again.

Violent shooting in Florida kills 17 and injures 15 [from The Eagle Eye]


Memorials are seen on a fence surrounding Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Feb. 21, 2018. (Credit: RHONA WISE/AFP/Getty Images)

“Valentine’s Day was a day of love, passion and friendships as Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School celebrated Feb. 14, 2018 with carnations and teddy bears. It was not until nearly the end of the school day at around 2:30 p.m. that the lives of students and faculty were taken in a violent rampage of hatred.”

Continue reading on The Eagle Eye, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School newspaper. More coverage from The Eagle Eye.

Students Deal with Planned Power Outage

Power is out in most of the main building today at Northwood School, including in the dining room room, East and West dorms, administrative offices and the nurse’s office. The power outage has also shut down the school’s wireless internet network and all telephone land lines. The outage began at 8:00am and is expected to last until dinner.

The power is being shut off in order to install a backup generator that will provide electricity to much of the school during unplanned power outages.


Electricians working on the transformer outside the Hanke Ski Building. (Photo: Mirror staff)

Assistant Headmaster Mr. Tom Broderick announced the power outage in an email to the school community yesterday:

Tomorrow, Thursday, there will be a scheduled power outage to prep for the installation of one of the two generators the school has purchased.  The outage will begin around 8 am and last until dinner.

The following areas will be affected:  the living room, dining room, kitchen, administrative offices, nurses’ office, auditorium, lecture hall, library/learning center, old classroom wing, day student areas, field house, fitness center and dorm rooms / faculty apartments on 2nd east.  The entire school will lose power to the servers, the internet and phone systems.

Buildings not listed above (Science, Academic, Berg, etc.) will have power but will not have internet or phone.

Classes will be held as usual, and meals will be served.  Emergency phone calls only should be made to the AOC (Administrator on call) cell phone at 518-524-0745.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.


Nurse P check’s a student’s temp in the living room. (Photo: Mirror staff)

The power outage hits during a major campus-wide outbreak of gastroenteritis or “stomach bug,” which has affected nearly a third of the school community. The nursing staff is doing its best without power, walking around the school with supplies in a tote bag.

Many classes have been cancelled because of faculty illness, but all other classes will be held today, despite the lack of power. Robotics and music classes will be totally without power, while all other classes will have electricity, but not internet.


Director of Food Service Colin Miller. (Photo: Mirror staff)

The kitchen has a small backup generator that powers the school’s freezers and refrigerators as well as temporary lights. Food Service director Colin Miller says the kitchen staff is using a gas grill to make a chicken chili for lunch, which will also include a deli and salad bar. Lunch will be served with disposable plates and flatware because the dishwasher is out of service in the power outage.


Painting on Second East. (Photo: Mirror staff)

Renovations on Second East continue during the power outage. The construction crew has set up temporary lights powered by the kitchen’s generator. They plan to begin painting the hallway today.



Lake Placid weather is mild today, after a long stretch of subzero temps. The building’s electric heating system will be out of service all day, but interior spaces should not get dangerously cold, provided power is restored as planned.

First Trimester Honor Rolls Released

honorrollDecember 4, 2017— Jill Walker, Northwood School’s Dean of Academic Affairs, today announced the Honor Rolls for the the first trimester of the 2017-18 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+

Akasaka, Rintaro Fairchild, Courtney Ott, Barrett
Brady, Amelia Fisher, Beth Rodriguez, Imani
Colby, Ellie Hooper, Erin (Lexi) Rosenbluth, Joanna
Cote, Gabrielle Jang, Su Hae (Jessica) Rosner, Rachel
Cote, Matthieu Kroes, Kylie Smith, Aiden
Day, Ava McCarthy, Madison Smith, Chelsea
DeGirolamo, Benjamin Newcomb, Isaac Williams, Sidney
Ellsworth, Zachary    



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 Han, Paul Pierce, Owen
Baumer, Jane Jin, Lingli (Nemo) Purcell, Charles
Callahan, Patrick Khan, Safwaan Rose, Hanna
Castillo, Angelia Lambright, Jared Rose, Keeley
Chu, Yuanfei (Lisa) Pittman, Noah Sheffield, Magnus
Coombs, Sarah Skriloff, Olivia Song, Yujun (Jax)
Davis, Ashley Loescher, Elise Tebo, Braelyn
DelliQuadri, Cisco Lin, Lanxin (Jessica) Van Slyke, Andrew
Donatello, Haley Liu, Ruoci (Julia) Xue, Qianfan (Ivan)
Donatello, Sara Morgan, Christopher (Kip) Zientko, Zachary



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-

Bennett, Sarah Herman, Scott Quinn, Kevin
Biechler, John Kendrick, Nicole Rutkovskii, Aleksei
Bookman, Miranda Kessel, Hannah Reynolds, John (Jake)
Cohen, Madeleine Lafferty, Karli Rose, Drew
DiMatteo, Rico Leal, Cole Shanklin, Matthew
Dubin, Kendall Levey, Aaron (Yoshi) Spencer, Ana
Fesette, Ella Li, Yuqi (Jessie) Stewart, John
Geraldi, Julia Monds, Cody Swedlund, Hadley
Gilbert, Andrew Mucitelli, JaCob Ulrick, Finlay
Harris, Jordan Mutunga, Keith Vinitski, Tomer
Hartikainen, Santeri Plourde, Cameron Xiao, Ruiyang (Kevin)



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

Akasaka, Rintaro Fisher, Beth Pittman, Noah
Arquiett, Will Han, Paul Rodriguez, Imani
Bennett, Sarah Hooper, Erin (Lexi) Rose, Hanna
Bookman, Miranda Jang, Su Hae (Jessica) Rose, Keeley
Brady, Amelia Jin, Lingli (Nemo) Rosenbluth, Joanna
Broderick, Morgan Kendrick, Nicole Rosner, Rachel
Callahan, Patrick Khan, Safwaan Rutkovskii, Aleksei
Castillo, Adelia Kroes, Kylie Smith, Aiden
Castillo, Angelia Lafferty, Karli Smith, Chelsea
Colby, Ellie Lambright, Jared Song, Yujun (Jax)
Coombs, Sarah Leal, Cole Spencer, Ana
Cote, Gabrielle Lin, Lanxin (Jessica) Swedlund, Hadley
Davis, Ashley Liu, Ruoci (Julia) Tebo, Braelyn
Day, Ava McCarthy, Madison Van Slyke, Andrew
DeGirolamo, Benjamin Morgan, Christopher (Kip) Vinitski, Tomer
Donatello, Haley Mucitelli, JaCob Williams, Sidney
Donatello, Sara Newcomb, Isaac Xiao, Ruiyang (Kevin)
Ellsworth, Zachary Ott, Barrett Xue, Qianfan (Ivan)
Fairchild, Courtney Pierce, Owen Zhang, Chuer (Chloe)
Fesette, Ella    

Spacey Scandal: Don’t Let Him Hide Behind the Rainbow Flag

Guest Opinion by Olivia Skriloff’18


Kevin Spacey. Photo: Wikipedia.

The LGBTQ+ community is almost always happy to have another celebrity in our ranks. We are desperate for representation, because how the media portrays our community is how the general public sees us. On top of that, in the past month, a slew of sexual assault allegations have been exposing various Hollywood bigwigs as predators.

On October 29th in an interview with BuzzFeed News Anthony Rapp, known for being on the original cast of RENT and more recently on Star Trek: Discovery, Alleged that Kevin Spacey most famously known as Francis Underwood on Netflix’s hit series: House of Cards “invited Rapp over to his apartment for a party, and, at the end of the night, picked Rapp up, placed him on his bed, and climbed on top of him, making a sexual advance. According to public records, Spacey was 26. Rapp was 14.” This allegation is a big deal because on top of this being sexual assault Rapp was also under age. [Read more…]

Main Street in Lake Placid in New York

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. This year, the staff of The Mirror found senior Hannah Kessel’s response, an intimate look at Main Street in Lake Placid.

Main Street in Lake Placid in New York is a ballad, a scream, a bicycle bell, a soft morning light, a splash, a jog, a longing, a dream. Main Street is the collected and discarded, wood and stone and concrete and chipped brick, tossed up cobblestones and seedy spots and China City, little shops of carefully laid brick, concerts, restaurants and bars, a little organic groceries, and schools and Stewart’s. Its inhabitants are, as the townie once said, “hippies, stoners, burnouts, and pretentious assholes,” by which he meant Everybody. Had the townie looked into another shop she might have said, “Jewels and gems and heroes and renegades,” and he would have meant the same thing. [Read more…]

Recap: Mountain Day 2017

Northwood students and teachers split into 19 groups and scaled over 16 peaks* on September 20, 2017 for Mountain Day, a treasured Northwood School tradition. One group went completely carbon-free — paddling to the trail head to begin their ascent of Whiteface. (Some groups, including the crew with Mr. Nemec ’05 and Ms. Locke ’10 in the Lower Great Range, scaled several peaks along their way.)

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Underclass Ceremony Celebrates Achievement, Warns Against Tribalism

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 a group of students to show where they are from using Google Earth. As the globe spun from Lake Placid to China to Texas to Russia to the Czech Republic to Israel to Côte d’Ivoire and back to Lake Placid, Mr. Mellor encouraged students to hold loyalty to the place that we all create together, Northwood School, as well as the places we all come from.

Following that exercise, Mr. Broderick led an exciting awards ceremony where twenty-three students won twenty-seven awards, including $812,000 in scholarships to twelve colleges and universities.

Underclass Awards

Mrs. Edwards (second row, third from left) poses with students who won awards at the Underclass Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.



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: OLIVIA SKRILOFF ‘18



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 PATRICK CALLAHAN ‘18

The Clarkson University High School Achievement Award carries a $12,000.00 per year scholarship for LINGLI “NEMO” JIN ‘18



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 KYLIE KROES ‘18                                     



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 KEELEY ROSE ‘18



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 KENDALL DUBIN ‘18



This award is presented to a member of the junior class for outstanding achievement in computer science and information technology.  Winners of this award are eligible to be considered for a University of Rochester Xerox Award for Innovation and Information Technology Scholarship.  Those selected as Scholars receive a scholarship award of at least $40,000 over four years of college study at the University of Rochester.  The winner is MADISON MCCARTHY ‘18



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 SIDNEY WILLIAMS ‘18



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 AUDE-MARIE ACKEBO ‘18



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: MATTHIEU COTE ’18 and HANNA ROSE ‘18            



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 DANIEL LAMBERT ‘18



This award recognizes a junior who has distinguished themselves academically, is an active and involved member of their school and community, and demonstrates interest and ability in computing.  This year’s winner of a $28,000 scholarship over four years is YUJUN “JAX” SONG ‘18



The Saint Michael’s Book Award recognizes a junior who exhibits the characteristics of an ideal Saint Michael’s student.  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 SARA DONATELLO ‘18



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 28th 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 winners are YUANFEI “LISA” CHU ’18 and YIFAN “AMBER” CHEN ‘18



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 HANNAH KESSEL ‘18



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: NICOLE KENDRICK ’18 and SAFWAAN KHAN ‘18



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: CHENGHONG TANG ‘18



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 COURTNEY FAIRCHILD ‘20



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 ISAAC NEWCOMB ‘19



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 LINGLI “NEMO” JIN ‘18



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 KYLIE KROES ‘18


The Social Science award is presented for excellence in the appreciation and understanding of issues in the Social Sciences.  The winner is OLIVIA SKRILOFF ‘18



Creativity, passion, energy, and a zest for artistic excellence are qualities that describe the recipient of this award.  The Arts Department Award goes to CHENGHONG TANG ‘18



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 ZHUOXIAN “SIMON” OU ‘19



Composting Effort Underway


Jang (left) and Hawman, both class of 2020. Photo provided.

Ninth graders Su Hae (Jessica) Jang and Imani Hawman have organized an effort to gather food scraps from the Northwood School kitchen. The food waste will be transferred to a compost tumbler adjacent to the school greenhouse/garden.

Jang and Hawman are collaborating with the kitchen staff and Sustainability Committee advisors and plan to collect two five-gallon buckets per week to start composting in the small tumbler.

The students plan use this experience to organize a larger composting system next fall to divert more organic waste out of the garbage stream and create valuable compost for the school garden.

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