Ski Racers Reflect on Chilean Training Camp

Many of the FIS Alpine ski racers traveled to Chile for a training camp. We were all so excited and nervous at the same time because we all knew the departure was early in the school year. In fact, we went to school for just two days before we loaded vans and headed to the airport.

Chile has always been my favorite trip for many reasons, but this year was even better than the last time. First, we have the largest ski team Northwood has ever had, which makes a dynamic unique in its own. I asked ten athletes on the team what their favorite moment or highlight of the trip was so that our readers could experience the best parts of our trip.

If I had to choose a highlight of this ski camp, I would have to be, the powder day we had. It must have been one of the best ski days I have had in a long time, there was a nice blue sky, the temperature was hitting 35 degrees Celsius. We couldn’t complain.  We all used our slalom skis, which is normally not a pair of skis to use for powder because they’re not made for that much snow, but the feeling of floating on a nice white snow was hard to beat. It just felt so good to be back on skis after such a long time. I was happy.


Aston Ferrillo ‘26

It was Aston’s first time in Chile. “I never he saw that pretty of a sunset,” Ferrillo said. Everyone was enjoying the moment and that’s when someone said, “Gang we’re in Chile – that’s insane!” Everyone realized how lucky we were to be here. Aston has a passion for taking pictures of landscape and he brought his camera to Chile. He took beautiful pictures of the sunset, here’s his favorite.

Sunset in Chile. Photo: Aston Ferrillo ’26.


Charles Leduc ‘25

Charles is new to Northwood, and he said the highlight of the camp was on the first day off, when everyone was enjoying the sun and sitting around the pool. He felt the connection with his teammates. Charles knew he was in the right place with good people.


Gavin Ebert (NYSEF)

Gavin is one of the “NYSEF” athletes who has been part of the team for the longest time. In fact, this year will be his 10th year with NYSEF. It was Gavin’s second time in Chile. He told me that last year, he and the guys found a dog on the ski hill. No one knows who’s dog it is, what his name is or how old he is, he’s just the dog of the mountain and they named him “Stan.” Gavin forgot about the dog during the past year, but on his first day here, he saw Stan standing at the same place. Gavin was so happy to see Stan again and he called this moment his “favorite” of the trip.


Elleanore Pelletier ‘25

Elleanore is also in her first year here at Northwood. She said her highlight was when we took our first girl’s photos with the sunset. She felt like this new year was going to be good for her and that it was the beginning of new friendships.


Caroline Purcell ‘24

Chile was Caroline’s first big ski camp. She went to Austria the year before and was excited for new challenges to start her senior year. She said that the camp in general made her super excited and that it was the best preparation for a good ski season.


Julianne Brochu ‘25

Julianne is starting her second year at Northwood, and she describes Chile as her favorite ski camp. She said that everything was in her favor: the weather, the view, the location. Her highlight was when she woke up in the morning to get her little warm-up session. She would start with a little activation like running or jumping and then would use resistance bands to activate her lower body. Warming up with a view like the one in Chile surely made her biggest motivation at such an early time in the day.


Olivia Levesque ‘24

This was Olivia’s second time in Chile. She knew what was waiting for her, so that made her even more happy to go back, since she loved it so much the first time. Her favorite day was when the FIS women’s team trained on one of the mountain’s hardest and steepest trails, named Pirca. She said that it was challenging for each of us and that everyone learned something that day.


Arielle Haccoun Choquette ‘24

Arielle, in her first year at Northwood, is a good addition to the FIS team. Her energy brings positivity to the team. Her highlight of the camp was being so welcomed by her teammates. She is happy to be part of the team and she is ready for a year full of challenges.


Cara Dempsey ‘25

Cara really enjoyed her trip to Chile. She is a regular at Austrian ski camps, and Chile was very exciting because it was something new. One of her favorite parts of the camp was our dryland training. Sometimes, we would do agility ladders or hit a workout in the hotel gym, and sometimes we would play tournaments of ultimate frisbee.


Sydney Kuder ‘25

Sydney is a hard-working athlete who is dedicated to her sport. Sydney specializes in two events: slalom and giant slalom. Her highlight of the camp was the day we trained a slalom course on the “Fox-Trox” trail. She said that she skied well that day, which made her proud.

New Academic Schedule Has Fans and Foes

Drew Donatello ’25 (left) and Jack Spiegel ’24 study the new schedule posted in the school’s lobby (Photo: Mr. John Spear).

As the 2023-2024 school year has commenced, returning students are adjusting to a new academic schedule, and the diverse opinions are causing major debates on campus. The school year has only just begun, so students and faculty are still yet to see how this schedule plays out when travel for sports becomes hectic. Mrs. Carmichael plays an influential role every year in the modification of the schedule, she expressed, “We tend to change our schedule each year. It is an annual thing to tweak it and make it better. Around here it’s a pretty regular thing.” The annual schedule modifications always creates a debate at the start of every school year.

The major change in the new schedule is the return of classes on Fridays. Last year, Northwood decided to remove Friday classes for the first time because athletes were often absent due to travel and Friday classes were regularly half-empty. Mrs. Carmichael said, “The Friday schedule was very chaotic and was exceedingly difficult for non-student athletes, which is about 20% of our population. We did some further analysis on when teams travel and found that it was common for teams to leave earlier in the week than Friday, which didn’t make sense for the schedule.”

“I thought no Friday class last year was perfect for athletes,” said Lokoah Paye ’25, a soccer player. “Having no class meant I didn’t fall behind at all and on free weekends it gave me time to get ahead.”

Not everyone agrees. “Friday classes are important,” argued Sachiel Ming ’23, a teammate of Paye’s. “Missing a day of class each week will compound and put us at a disadvantage for big assessments like the AP exams. It can be challenging at times to manage class and travel, but I strongly believe it is better for the Northwood community. Friday class is normal everywhere else in the world, so hearing returning students complain about it is almost absurd. It is still early in the year, but the schedule has been fine.”

Another interesting change to the schedule is the addition of the lab blocks for math, writing, and science. This year, there are labs on Tuesdays from 9:50 to 11:30 a.m. and from 12:35 to 1:55 p.m. Students can use these lab times to meet with teachers and catch up or get ahead on work. Science teachers will also hold practical lab sessions every second week during these periods. This allows teachers to dive into more detail with their lab teachings because of the longer allotment of time. A normal 45-minute class doesn’t allow students to experience a professional lab experience.

Ming appreciates the Tuesday labs. “I like this change to the schedule because these labs act as a Flex class, which is extremely beneficial during the busy parts of the season,” he said. Some students have observed that the lab change almost seems as if it is a solution to traveling athletes missing Friday classes.

Initial reviews of science labs have been positive. “The science lab was really great last Tuesday. I felt I learned a lot more and enjoyed the lab a lot more than previous years,” added Noah Moodey ’25.

Faculty have also had their opinions on the new schedule, Mrs. Carmichael said, “I can tell you for a fact that the math and science departments are very happy. As with anything, there are a variety of opinions especially within the faculty, but so far, I haven’t received any complaints.”

All returning students have an opinion and are talking about the new schedule change. Even if they don’t love the schedule change, there seems to be a lot of optimism about the new school year. The school community will soon find out if the new schedule is more sustainable than the popular “no Friday” class schedule.

Early College Commits Good News for Soccer Team 

From left: Sachiel Ming ’24, Mitchell Baker ’25, and Leon Brody ’24. Photo: Machai Davis ’25.

Sachiel Ming ‘24, Mitchell Baker ‘25, and Leon Brody ‘24 are the most recent soccer team players to commit to attend universities and play soccer. The work these young men put in the classroom and on the soccer pitch to pursue their dreams is nothing short of inspiring. 

Sachiel Ming ’24 is a senior from Bermuda and has been at Northwood since his sophomore year. In his first year at Northwood, Sachiel played for the U17 team under Coach Martinez. Sachiel thrived on the U17 team, scoring over 15 goals. In his junior year, he moved up to the U19s and was a vital player on that squad.

Before coming to Northwood, Sachiel played in Bermuda for a local team that wasn’t as competitive as he would have liked. Sachiel decided to come to America to further his academic and athletic career. Sachiel committed to the Division 1 National Champions, Syracuse University, within the first week of his senior year. “I am very excited and grateful for this opportunity,” Ming said. A crucial part of Northwood and Black Rock FC since he arrived, Ming has built a phenomenal reputation within the community and has a bright future ahead of him. 

Mitchell Baker ’25 is a junior from Australia who has been at Northwood since ninth grade. Mitch played for Coach Martinez’s U17 team for his first two years and recently joined the U19 with Coach Moodey. In Australia, Mitch played for Melbourne Victory FC before Northwood. When Mitch arrived, he was a center-back, and after the first game, he transitioned to striker. “It was very hard changing position, and I failed time and time again,” Baker said. Without the failure Mitch had to overcome, he would not be the man and striker he is today. In Mitch’s Northwood career, he has scored 76 goals and hopes to break 100 this year. He said, “I wouldn’t have scored these goals without all my coaches and teammates who constantly push me.” Mitch also takes academics very seriously. “Sometimes I had to stay in my room and sacrifice some of my time with my friends to finish work or to study.” This level of motivation has paid off with a commitment to Georgetown University.  

Lastly, Leon Brody ’24 is a senior from Montreal, Canada. He is currently in his second year at Northwood. Leon has been part of Northwood U19 since he arrived and brings a unique energy to the team that is out of this world. He continues to positively impact the community; he is a natural-born leader, and that has given him an offer from his dream school, Middlebury College. Leon committed to Division 3 powerhouse Middlebury over the summer. “I am extremely excited to go to Middlebury,” Brody said. 

Humans of Northwood: Profé Jose Coss

Mr. Jose Coss. Photo: Mr. Michael Aldridge.

Profé Jose Coss is the new Head Coach of the U17 soccer team and an instructor in Northwood’s language lab. Coss was Born in San Juan, the capital city of Puerto Rico. Before coming to Northwood, he lived in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico. He lived in Puerto Rico all his life except for one year when he studied abroad.

Coss worked as a lawyer in Caguas, located south of Trujillo Alto. He worked as a public notary. A public notary is the signature of a notary who approves and confirms that any legal document is real. His day job was going around the island and signing mortgages for people who wanted to buy houses. At night, he was a soccer coach, managing Academia Quintana’s first team.

‘’It was a really good experience, the closest thing I have done to managing pro football,” Coss explained. His main interest is football, but he also enjoys bird watching and being out in nature. He feels ‘’balance” in nature. Other than that, football is life for Coach Coss. On the pitch is where he is happiest. He grew up playing the sport in Puerto Rico, and is now a fantastic manager for Northwood’s U17 squad.

About a year ago, Profé brought a team from Puerto Rico to play in a showcase hosted by Black Rock Football Club. At the showcase, he met Coach Jon Moodey, who kept in contact with Profé. Moodey told Coss that he really liked his coaching style and the way he leads. Profé jumped on this opportunity immediately, asking, ‘’What do I need to do to be in a place like this?”

Coss says it wasn’t difficult to leave everything behind in Puerto Rico. ‘’It was the easiest decision of my life. I love Football. I love being on the field, and I love being with the players. I think that I can give them a lot and support them in their journey to become better human beings. It’s an easy decision to come and coach. I feel that where I am most in peace is in the field.”

Coss is optimistic about Northwood’s U17 squad. ‘’I think it’s exciting to have a group of players that can train day in and day out. [The team] is looking good. Once the year finalizes, I think that we will have done a lot.”

He wants the Northwood community to know that he is “a pretty open-minded guy, I like to be of help and of service. My door is always open to deal with any aspect, not only in sports but in school as well.”

Brochu: Chile is An Underrated Skiing Paradise

Edouard Brochu ‘24 is a member of Northwood’s Men’s FIS Alpine Ski Team. He wrote this guest column from his training camp in Chile.

Chile is the longest country in the world: over 4,200 miles from top to bottom. But other than that, it is a relatively unknown corner of the ski world. Skiers usually think of places like Europe, the Rockies, or Japan when going on a ski vacation, but the beautiful Andes mountains in the east of Chile are a magnificent, yet incredibly underrated, ski destination.

While not very popular with tourists, the Chilian Andes are a haven for ski teams for two reasons: First, the terrain is great for training for ski racing. Second, and most important, they are in the southern hemisphere. This means skiers can train during the summer in the North while it is winter in South America. This is precisely why the U18 Northwood ski teams ended up in Valle Nevado de Chile.

Lots of people have asked me, “Why so early in the school year, though?” The ski team left Northwood on September 9th, after just a single day of classes. It might seem a little extreme to leave for two and a half weeks after just one day of school, but no athlete here regrets coming, and none is falling behind academically. We have some time every day to keep up with our classes. School definitely isn’t as easy 4,000 miles away, but the extra bit of work is worth it for our skiers.

“We skiers have to make sacrifices to be the best we can be”, says Elléanore Pelletier ‘25, one of our U18 racers. All of the skiers I have spoken to agree, and no one regrets it. The training quality is simply undeniable.

The training has been top-notch.  Since it’s the end of the season in Chile, there is abundant snow, and the whole mountain is skiable. The conditions allow the skiers to train on different terrains. Our coach Seppi Steigler chose this location because of the amount of snow it gets annually and the absolutely huge skiing area. And speaking of snow, the snow conditions here are quite near perfect for racing. All in all, this place checks all the boxes for a great training venue for ski racing.

“Five Stars!” That’s the only thing our skiers have to say about the Chile camp. From the magnificent scenery to the practically unmatched training quality, there aren’t many words that describe how near-perfect this trip has been so far. It sure isn’t the typical skiing trip, but Chile is definitely a place I will visit again, and I am sure I am not alone.

Humans of Northwood: Ms. Hanna Rose 

“My name is Hanna Rose, but you can also call me “Rosie.” I am from Three Mile Bay, NY, and I am the coach of the Girls’ Hockey team at Northwood School. An interesting fact about my past is that I had a full-blown hip replacement at 22 years old.  

“I am a Northwood alum, and Northwood taught me to value and appreciate my time as well as being a hard-working person. I valued all the students and faculty during my two years here, and I wanted to return to this environment to experience it not just from the student side. Being an alum and coaching is a whirlwind for me. Stepping back into the living room and seeing the famous fireplace brought back memories of so many pictures and belly-laughing moments. I loved it here as a student, and I’m continuing to love it even more now as a coach and teacher.  

“Being a teacher and a coach has shown me countless opportunities to teach about math, hockey, and life. I’ve had my own path through life and some things have worked and some haven’t. I’m happy to offer my advice to students, especially when I was so recently in their position. 

“The hockey season is off to a great start and the team is bonding and creating a culture that you want to be a part of. I’m looking forward to growing as a teacher through my amazing mentors as well as continuing to learn and develop alongside Gilly [Coach Trevor Gilligan]. All I can say is I’ve been waiting for this school year since the start of summer. It’s finally here and I couldn’t be happier!”

As told to Hamish Riddell ’26. Photo by Mr. Michael Aldridge.

Students Say Goodbye to Kevin in the Kitchen

Kevin’s last day in the kitchen was Friday, September 15. (Photo: Ahmed Elganainy ’24)

This weekend, we saw a truly kind individual depart the Northwood Community. Kevin was part of the kitchen staff for 10 and a half years, and Friday, September 15 was his last day at Northwood. His new position is chef at a new hotel, which will open soon in Lake Placid.

Before coming to Northwood in 2013, Kevin was the chef at Saranac Village at Will Rogers. Kevin is also a military veteran, which is highly appreciated by everyone. “It has its moments,” said Kevin when asked how it feels to be recognized as a military veteran.

“I will miss his energy and kindness in the kitchen. He always greeted me well, so it is a shame to see him go,” said Leo Doyle ’25.

Everyone can see how hard Kevin and the entire kitchen staff work and how much effort they put in every day.

“I don’t think there was a time when I ate a meal in the dining hall and thought to myself that the quality of the food had decreased. I’ve always felt like it gets better every time I eat it and I’d like to thank the entire kitchen staff for their constant hard work,” said Liam Burk ’24.

“I’ve only been here for about 3 weeks, and I’m going to miss the energy that Kevin spreads in the dining hall. It was a short time, but I really liked him,” said Li Feng ’24.

This is a fantastic opportunity to thank Kevin for his constant hard work. But the students also appreciate the entire kitchen staff for always making sure we are eating the correct food and helping us reach our goals.

A Day in the Life at Alpine Camp in Chile

Traveling the world is not very common in everyday life. When you travel you probably go somewhere warm where you can sleep all day and lie on the beach. When athletes travel i,t’s a little bit different. The Northwood School FIS ski team is currently training in Chile, and it’s definitely not a vacation. I’d like to take you through our lives so you can feel like you’re living it.

Valle Nevado is a ski resort situated at an altitude of 5,450 meters (about 3.39 mi). It is approximately a 2-hour drive from where we landed in Santiago. Chile is considered a developing country, and I felt it when I first arrived. Random people at the airport will ask if you need help carrying your suitcases and then will make you pay to get them back afterward.

Our journey from Northwood included a 3-hour flight, a 4-hour layover, and then another 9-hour flight. We had another 2-hour bus drive to our hotel.  The view on the drive started with palm trees in the city to cacti while going up and finally, not a single tree, just some snow, and then a lot of snow.

Once we reached the base of the mountain, we really discovered another world.  There’s a little village with hotels and one supermarket. There’s nothing else around us but beautiful white mountains.

On our first day, we went powder skiing. It was maybe one of the best ski days I’ve ever experienced. I had snow up to my knees and floated on the fresh powder. The altitude really hits when you ski or do any physical activity. Your heart rate is the same as after a big cardio workout.

For our first day of training, we trained slalom on a trail named “Fox Trot.” I woke up at 5:45 and went for a quick breakfast before doing my warm-up workout, I usually go for a little run, and then use a resistance band to activate my legs and shoulders.

Once I’m done, I head outside. I start with two to three free skis run to go back to bases. Our first run in the course is probably the most important because that’s the only run that counts in races. Our sessions are from 7:15 to 11:30.

After skiing, we headed to lunch, I was kind of worried about the food here, I was imagining myself starving for days because I wouldn’t like it. Surprisingly, the food here is the exact same as it is at school. It’s a buffet. As an athlete, it’s important to eat and fuel our body the right way, I usually get a portion of fruits or vegetables for every meal.

The academic side can be very difficult when athletes are away from school. Is leaving school for two and a half weeks hard for students? Do they work when they’re gone? The answer is, if students are not organized, they will 100% fall behind in their schoolwork. We normally have two hours per day dedicated to our homework. We can ask our teachers for help on the app. Some of the teachers are used to long-distance teaching because many of Northwood’s student-athletes are living the same reality when we’re away from school for games, training, or races.

Our day isn’t over when we are off the hill. Our skis require some work. We need to sharpen and wax them. How much work varies, but I remember spending maybe an hour and a half on just one ski just to repair an edge. After all of this, we go to bed around 9:00 p.m. and get ready to do it all again.

Photos by Ms. Raychel Germaine.

Second Semester Honor Rolls Announced

June 12, 2023 — Ms. Noel Carmichael, Northwood School’s Dean of Academic Affairs, today announced the Honor Rolls for the second semester of the 2022-23 school year, which concluded on Friday, May 26, 2023.


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+

Parker Asbridge ’24 Diego Green ’25 Kirk NguyenLe ’23
Georgia  Bailey ’23 Turner Jackson ’23 Koah Paye ’24
Mitchell Baker ’25 Brooke Kelley ’23 Benjamin Plucinski ’24
Billy Batten ’23 Sophia Kelting ’23 Diego Rios ’25
Brian Brady ’24 Kristen Kiggen ’24 Quinn Roth ’25
Leon Brody ’24 Colin Kis ’24 James Schneid ’23
Daniel Buchbinder ’23 Sydney Kuder ’25 Sophia Schupp ’24
Diogo Charraz ’25 Aidan Lasky ’23 Abby Sinclair ’23
Kira  Cook ’23 Olivia  Levesque ’24 Jacob Slagel ’26
Elisabeth Creighton ’24 Jazlyn Lluberes ’23 Adria  Tebo ’23
Drew Donatello ’25 Ean Malay ’23 Jenny Tran ’25
Leo  Doyle ’25 James Martin ’26 Bella Wissler ’23
Aston Ferrillo 26 Sadie Martin ’25 Natalie Zarcone ’23
Owen Flynn ’24 Amanda Nelson ’23 Trey Zeren ’25
Gus Garvey ’25 Hung Nguyen ’25


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

Brian Bette ’23 Sébastien La Roche ’23 Hamish Riddel 26
Rafael Borlido ’23 Cash Lawrence ’25 Samuel  Rudy ’24
Lucca Campagnani ’23 Noah Leddel ’23 Andrew  Schmidt ’23
Kaitlyn  Cielo ’23 Cedric Lemaire ’24 Jordan Shullenberger ’23
Shayna  Deutsch ’24 Bjorn Lervick ’23 Lawson Sorokan ’23
Hudson DiNapoli ’23 Daven Linck ’25 Cayla Teig ’24
Olivia Duvall ’23 Jackson Magnus ’26 William Thornton ’23
Laura  Dyke ’25 Nikita Meshcheryakov ’23 Renaud Trudeau-Lalancette ’24
AJ Etumno ’25 George Nguyen ’23 Lok To Jeremy Tsang ’23
Jorja  Gillis ’25 Tam Nguyen ’23 Abigail Van Dorn ’25
Jack Kent ’23 Mathis Nolet-Gagne ’23 Teagan Wentzel ’24
Jack Kroll ’25 Alex Randall ’25 Hilary  Wilkin ’25
Ilia Zhdanov ’24


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-

Nathaniel Benjamin ’26 Audrey Hurlbut ’25 Santiago Salame ’23
Bodhi Boschen ’24 Chloe  Lewis ’23 Jackson Smith ’23
Nicolas Cedeno Silva ’24 Samuel Lyne ’24 Morgan Smith ’24
Julia  Chase ’23 Crane Maisie ’23 Anthony Sparo ’23
Colton Cushman ’25 Samantha McHale ’24 Markus  Sumi ’24
William Dallaire ’24 Sachiel Ming ’24 Nikolas Trakakis ’23
Katie  Demers ’24 Anna Pavlasova ’24 Teegan Wardlaw ’25
Pedro González Gonzalo ’23 Elm Pentinat-Llurba ’24 William Winemaster ’23
Ashley Guevara ’24 Eliza Quakenbush ’25 Justin Zeng ’23


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

Parker Asbridge ’24 Pedro González Gonzalo ’23 Tam Nguyen ’23
Georgia  Bailey ’23 Diego Green ’25 Anna Pavlasova ’24
Mitchell Baker ’25 Emma Hathaway ’24 Elm Pentinat-Llurba ’24
Bailey Bartholomew ’23 Audrey Hurlbut ’25 Benjamin Plucinski ’24
Billy Batten ’23 Turner Jackson ’23 Eliza Quakenbush ’25
Nathaniel Benjamin ’26 Brooke Kelley ’23 Alex Randall ’25
Brian Bette ’23 Sophia Kelting ’23 Hamish Riddel 26
Isabella  Boehm ’26 Jack Kent ’23 Diego Rios ’25
Brian Brady ’24 Kristen Kiggen ’24 Quinn Roth ’25
Leon Brody ’24 Colin Kis ’24 Samuel  Rudy ’24
Daniel Buchbinder ’23 Jack Kroll ’25 James Schneid ’23
Lucca Campagnani ’23 Sydney Kuder ’25 Sophia Schupp ’24
Nicolas Cedeno Silva ’24 Lea Lambert ”24 Jordan Shullenberger ’23
Diogo Charraz ’25 Aidan Lasky ’23 Abby Sinclair ’23
Kaitlyn  Cielo ’23 Cash Lawrence ’25 Jacob Slagel ’26
Jillian Clark ’23 Noah Leddel ’23 Lawson Sorokan ’23
Kira  Cook ’23 Bjorn Lervick ’23 Adria  Tebo ’23
Elisabeth Creighton ’24 Chloe  Lewis ’23 Cayla Teig ’24
Colton Cushman ’25 Jazlyn Lluberes ’23 William Thornton ’23
Katie  Demers ’24 Samuel Lyne ’24 Jenny Tran ’25
Hudson DiNapoli ’23 Ean Malay ’23 Renaud Trudeau-Lalancette ’24
Finley Donahue ’23 James Martin ’26 Lok To Jeremy Tsang ’23
Drew Donatello ’25 Sadie Martin ’25 Abigail Van Dorn ’25
Leo  Doyle ’25 Nikita Meshcheryakov ’23 Hilary  Wilkin ’25
Chloe Duvall ’23 Sachiel Ming ’24 William Winemaster ’23
Olivia Duvall ’23 Thebe Mosehathebe ’23 Jonathan Wint ’25
Laura  Dyke ’25 Halle Mules ’24 Natalie Zarcone ’23
Aston Ferrillo 26 Amanda Nelson ’23 Justin Zeng ’23
Owen Flynn ’24 Hayden Newman ’23 Trey Zeren ’25
Clayton Fuller ’25 George Nguyen ’23 Ilia Zhdanov ’24
Gus Garvey ’25 Hung Nguyen ’25 Jozef Zilinec ’24


Humans of Northwood: Christie-Ann Nelson ‘23

“I am from the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia.

“I came to Northwood because of the chance to receive a world-class education and the opportunity to do activities unique to the school, such as LEAP. I enjoy using the many opportunities presented to me, like taking on a STEM research project and presenting it at a symposium, flying to Vietnam, or even sharing my home with my peers for LEAP and doing dance and musical performances.

“This year, I will start college as a freshman at Northwestern University. I am a prospective biology student and would like to go into medicine or research.

“Here at Northwood, I was fortunate to be a part of the crew team, row in a double scull with my sister, and be part of the Dance Sanctuary, which gave me an empowering environment and allowed me to pursue a longtime interest of mine.

“I enjoy doing karaoke and having dance parties with my friends on weekends. In the winter, we do a lot of ice skating on the oval, skiing, and sledding.”

As told to Ahmed Elganainy ’24. Photo by Mr. Michael Aldridge.

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