Humans of Northwood: Lando Egan ‘20

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Lando Egan ‘20 (Photo: Owen Pierce)

My name is Lando Egan. I’m sixteen years old. I currently live in Elmhurst, Massachusetts. I used to live in San Jose, California, and I love it there. My parents moved to Massachusetts because of jobs, and they like the cold.

I like skiing, cross country (running), and climbing. I’ve liked to ski since I was young. I enjoy freestyle skiing because it helps me relieve my stress. I like Northwood because I can play lots of sports and the people here are chill.

As told to Owen Pierce ’21

Humans of Northwood: Calder Pierce

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Calder Pierce (Photo: Ms. Aerie Treska)

My name is Calder, and I’m eight. I go to Lake Placid Elementary School. I really like it because I can hang out with my friends. I like the projects at school because we have a few days to turn them in.

My favorite thing to do is drawing. I like to draw monsters and comics that are graphics and information comics. I like to collect trading cards and listen to audiobooks. I really like to play soccer and golf, which I do in the summer at camp. I love skiing because of the “agility rush” and the really cool hills where you get to go up and down, up and down, up and down. That’s why I go to Whiteface a lot. I also like the 46ers, which are books that you have to read, and then you get a limo ride, popcorn, and movies.

The things that matter to me are my family, Halloween, and Christmas because I get free stuff. I drink water in my spare time. My dog Seamus is important to me, but my cat Poe [he makes a weird noise that is hard to describe], I don’t know. I’m just kidding. Poe is really nice and soft.

As told to Owen Pierce ‘21 (Calder’s older brother)

Many Awkward Moments When Your Parent is Your Teacher

At the end of last year, as I was signing up for classes, I realized that I would have both of my parents as my teachers in the coming year. My dad, Mr. Chris Pierce, who is the Math Department Chair, now teaches my Honors Pre-Calculus class, and my mom, Ms. Aerie Treska, the English Department Chair, teaches 11th Grade English. Since my parents are always at school, my personal and school lives tend to overlap, and it can get awkward. [Read more…]

Six Northwood Students Will Compete in Children’s Olympic Games

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This winter, Lake Placid will again be an Olympic Village. In January the tiny village that hosted the 1980 and 1932 Winter Olympic Games will host the 2019 International Children’s Olympic Games. With more than forty cities from sixteen countries, these games will welcome young winter sports athletes from all over the globe, including six student-athletes from Northwood School. [Read more…]

Students Get Ready for Winter Schedule

As the trimester comes to an end, so too does the fall schedule. Beginning after Thanksgiving break, Northwood School will be on the winter schedule: classes go from 12:30 until 6:15 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. On Mondays, classes start at 9:00 am and last until 3:45 pm, with flex going until 4:15. Friday is the “squish day” schedule, with each class shortened by five minutes and no flex.

Winter Schedule

Winter Schedule begins on Tuesday, November 27, the beginning of the second trimester.

Co-curricular activities, including athletics, don’t meet on Mondays and take place in the morning Tuesday through Thursday; Friday co-curricular activities happen after lunch and school meeting.

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Senior Sarah Bennett (Photo: Mr. Michael Aldridge)

Senior Kevin Quinn describes Winter schedule as being “game time,” when the school community is most-focused on both their extracurricular activities and schoolwork. This view is shared by others who feel that the schedule is beneficial. Senior Tommy Boulais said, “I appreciate the extra time [winter schedule] gives me to sleep.”

Some winter sports athletes find that they lose free time with the change to the winter schedule. Senior ski racer Sarah Bennett said, “We have no free time in the winter to relax. Class ends at 6:15 pm, then we have dinner, and then we work out from 6:30 – 7:30 pm, which is right before study hall starts. It’s a grind.”

The first two weeks of the new schedule often require some adjustment to the later classes.

Humans of Northwood: Orion Torrance ’19

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Orion Torrance ’19 (Photo: Kevin Quinn ’19)

“I like to ski. It’s nice to be able to hang out with a lot of my friends. People are crashing all the time. I like to play Fortnite. Shout out to Northwood Chips. I bounced around a lot of schools. I was at Lake Placid elementary then St. Agnes. Then I moved to Syracuse and went to a school called Cherry Hill. Then I moved to Dewitt in Syracuse in Onondaga County and went to Holy Cross. Then I moved to Saranac Lake and went to middle school there. After that, I did a couple years back in Lake Placid. I came to Northwood freshman year and I’ve been here ever since. At Northwood, I have friends I hang out with every day. One of my favorite skiing memories is when we took Paul Han, who just ‘learned’ how to snowboard, up the gondola and then left him halfway up the mountain because he was walking down. Another time we did the same thing to Alan. I work at McDonald’s, part of the McDonald’s gang. I flip and sell burgers. If Reno and Mr. Loud tried to give me a McDonald’s application I’d just roll up and be like ‘I already put mine in.’ I also just got my license so I love to drive around.”

As told to Owen Pierce

Humans of Northwood: Kevin Quinn ’19

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“I’m Kevin Quinn. I’m seventeen, and I was born and raised in Lake Placid. I’ve been here my whole life. I grew up outdoors; rock climbing, hiking, and skiing. I finished my Adirondack 46 when I was ten. I make up one-hundred percent of the Northwood freestyle team, and it’s cool to be original. I have two dogs, a brother, and a restaurant called Desperados. Before Northwood, I went to North Country school. I had to kill chickens there, I feel like it made me more resilient. I feel like I’m a typical Adirondack kid. I used to work at Whiteface as a ski instructor, but I wanted to do something more competitive, and freestyle fit the bill. I like that I don’t have to focus on team success, only my personal success. I hurt my back last year and it took out half of my ski season and all of rock climbing. The doctors didn’t really know what the problem was, so I had to spend a full day in the E.R, and over three months recovering. I later learned that it was a spinal contusion and it basically made me have the mobility of a  grandpa. I walked like a grandpa and was able to pick things up like a grandpa. Next year I’ll miss Northwood a little bit, but I’m really looking forward to college. I want to study in the communications field, either journalism or advertising. I watch a lot of TV, which probably wouldn’t make my teachers happy, but I feel like it makes me smarter.”

As told to Owen Pierce ’21

How to Stay Healthy While Everyone Seems to be Sick

The school year is underway and already people are falling to Northwood’s newest pestilence. Cold season is here. For those people who haven’t gotten sick yet, having good hygiene is a simple yet effective way to stay healthy. Make sure to wash your hands often and to stay away from those who are sick.

[Read more…]

Students to Perform “The 25th Putnam County Spelling Bee”

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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee will be performed November 3rd and 4th.

The Northwood players are back. This November 1st, 3rd, and 4th they are performing “The 25th Putnam County Spelling Bee” musical in the auditorium. This Musical was originally performed on Broadway in 2005, and it was written by William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin. [Read more…]

Junior Team Splits Season Opener

Last weekend (September 15th to 16th), the Junior Hockey Team played two home games against USPHL rivals, Jersey Hitmen. The Huskies split the weekend series. [Read more…]

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