Exit Interview: Mr. David Vitale

Math teacher Mr. David Vitale is leaving Northwood to pursue graduate school. Staff writer Sarah Bennett ‘19 sat down with Vitale for this exit interview.

Why are you leaving Northwood?

I am leaving to go back to school, I’m starting a masters program in logic at Carnegie Mellon University in August.

What will you miss about Northwood?

I’m definitely going to miss teaching and coaching. I think I’ve really grown a lot as a teacher and coach in the last five years, and I’m going to miss growing more. It’s what I enjoy doing and I’ll miss that. I’ll also miss the people I work with and the people here in general.

What do you plan on doing after grad school?

Probably keep teaching. I don’t know if after two years I’ll want to stay in school and pursue a more advanced degree or whether I’ll want to get back to teaching, but I think that this is what I’m going to do for the rest of my life. I think I’m a teacher.

What’s are some of your favorite Northwood memories?

Our last game of the season, last year on the prep team, we won four to nothing against OHA, a pretty good team, and Drew Goldberg who was a senior had a shootout and we had four different seniors score. Some of those players I had coached for four years, it was pretty special for that season to end that way. Other great memories would be just getting off topic talking about math in class and playing chess in the living room.

Dear Mr. Vitale,

TLP_0329I have had many teachers. Some are better than others. Some are nicer than others.Some failed me. You stand out among them all. You are the first teacher that challenged me not only in the classroom but outside of the classroom, as my hockey coach too. I was always learning from you, whether it was some wild math theory or a simple break-out, every day I could count on you for a learning experience. When I was zoning out in math class, you could draw me back in by relating the topic to some aspect of my life. Your math class never ceased to amaze me, whether it was a conspiracy theory talk on a lazy Friday or walking in to class on the last day of school and learning Mr. David Vitale has a girlfriend. I would like to thank you for being a great hockey coach and math teacher, and for helping make my first year at Northwood one to remember. Good luck next year in graduate school. Hopefully your grades will be better than mine.

Thank You,
Cisco DelliQuadri ‘20

Exit Interview: Mr. Roger Loud

Math teacher Mr. Roger Loud is retiring at the end of this year. Guest contributor JoJo Rosenbluth ‘19 sat down with Loud for this exit interview.


How has your method of teaching evolved through the years with your students?

I found early on that my most effective teaching comes from asking questions as much as possible rather than laying stuff out in the laps of kids. It’s more conducive to thinking on your part than just writing down what I say or writing down what’s on the board. So, obviously it took several years to conquer the subject matter in such a way that I’m comfortable teaching it and I don’t see that my methods have changed much and quite obviously I’m way behind the time on technology and happy to remain that way. I’m more comfortable in an environment that doesn’t depend on watching movies; the internet’s full of crap. I’m an old war horse hanging on to old methods and as far as I can tell they still work.

What are you going to miss most about Northwood?

Well, every year’s a new bunch of faces so that’s always refreshing and there’s a discipline to being a teacher, you’re under great time restraints and so forth. For some, that’s a burden; for others, it’s a nice crutch. So I think being without a time crunch is going to be an issue for me until I reorganize my days. I’m happy to be coming back on an hourly basis playing with this math lab. I hope that that will be enthusiastically received and used. As long as I can keep watching some hockey games that will keep me going. Obviously, when you leave thirty or forty colleagues there’s a friendship issue that I don’t think will be very big since I will be staying in town and Northwood isn’t leaving. I will be keeping an eye on this place and won’t feel too much of a vacuum I guess.

What are your plans for retirement?

Doing it very slowly. I went down to two classes this year so that was a half a step and the math lab will be another half a step-down. Other than that I don’t have any grand plans. I am not much of a travel nut. As long as I can put one foot after another on a mountain trail I’ll keep on doing that.

What is your favorite memory from your time at Northwood?

I don’t think I can answer that. Every day has a few ups and a few downs. Interaction with kids and aha moments and scores of 5 on the AP exam and so forth are all high times. So I wouldn’t say there’s a peak somewhere. Each day has several peaks to it and a couple of valleys in between.

What advice would you give to an incoming Northwood teacher?

Ask questions. Keep in mind that independent schools are fairly famous for teachers being left on their own. The glorious independence of teaching extends to the fact that we don’t support new teachers as well as we should traditionally. Every school says that they have some built-in support systems but they’re generally light if at all. So it’s up to a new teacher to screw up his or her courage and seek help and collaborative questions and invite older teachers into their classrooms and work not only on refining their own styles but also on picking everyone else’s brain along the way. Watch out for the local taverns and get a good night’s sleep. Suck the blood out of all the rest of us who have been at it for a long time is the best advice I could give any new teacher.  If somebody comes in new and says I don’t need any help that’s somebody headed in the wrong direction.

Dear Mr. Loud:


Separated at birth? Aiden and Mr. Loud. (Photo: JoJo Rosenbluth)

Never have I been more motivated to get a correct answer than because of your constant fake heart attacks. I remember one time I was answering a math question and I unknowingly gave an incredibly wrong answer and you grabbed your chest and gasped for air. So I tried a different answer and you gasped again and fell back against the whiteboard. This happened again until I realized my grave mistake and answered correctly. As soon as I said the right answer you looked at me and said, “Oh, my heart is better.”

Speaking more of your reactions to our wrong answers, many many times, you have hissed at our class for not knowing how to solve a simple math problem. I think you asked us what two plus two is, and the whole class said five.

I never found myself dreading your class. In fact, I had fun in your math class. That’s something you don’t always hear about math class, but lots of people say it about yours. For example, our most recent unit was on finding derivatives and deriving complex equations, and I actually found myself enjoying these math problems. Part of my enjoyment came from how well you taught me. Thank you for being my teacher.

Aiden Smith ‘19

Exit Interview: Ms. Hannah Doan

Spanish and voice teacher Ms. Hannah Doan is leaving Northwood to pursue graduate studies. Staff writer Jessica Jang ‘20 sat down with Doan for this exit interview.


How long have you been at Northwood?

I started working here in 2015, so this is my third year. I was also a student from 2005-2008.

Why have you decided to leave your Northwood job?

I am leaving to go to grad school at UVM [The University of Vermont] over in Burlington to study school counseling.

What different jobs have you had at Northwood? What classes have you taught?

I’ve been the freestyle ski coach, girls’ soccer coach, and girls’ dorm head. I’ve taught Spanish I and II, and Vocal Performance. I’m never bored.

What will you miss?

I’ll miss the people. Having been a student here for three years and a teacher for another three years, Northwood definitely feels like home to me. It’s sad to think about leaving, but I’m also excited to try something else. I’ll remember my students, the faculty members, and everyone at Northwood who has been in my life for a long time.

Do you plan to return to teaching after graduate school? What are your future plans?

I don’t know. It’s hard to say right now. I’m really excited about this counseling program, and I would definitely love to still work in a school setting. I’d like to work as a school counselor somewhere — probably in the Northeast. I also love the boarding school life, so I want to work in a boarding school again, but I don’t know yet how things will turn out. I have the next two years planned, but after that, who knows? It’s kind of exciting and strange at the same time.

Do you have a fondest or funniest Northwood memory that you could tell?

There are so many because I’ve spent a total of six years at Northwood. My first Mountain Day as a student here was pretty memorable, but I’m not sure if that’s my fondest memory. If I had to pick one, the Headmaster’s Holiday we had last year because of the big storm was my favorite. I’ll miss seeing all the kids playing outside in the snow and having fun.

Did you have a favorite year, class, or team?

It’s really hard to pick a favorite class or team. They’ve all been so different. But this year has probably been my favorite. I feel much more comfortable in the classroom than I did during my first year and, quite honestly, it’s a great group of students to work with. Also, this is my first year here as a ski coach that I haven’t been injured for part of the winter, so that was pretty great too.

What has your time here taught you?

Holy cow. So much. Not just in the practical business of being in a classroom, but a lot about myself as well. I’ve learned to be more patient, flexible, and to appreciate what everyone brings to the table. I think I’ve learned as much from my students as they have from me. Being a teacher has challenged me in more ways than I thought, but I think, ultimately, that’s also what has made my career here so fulfilling. There are so many great people here. If I could give any advice, it would be to take the time to get to know them — both the faculty and students.

Dear Ms. Doan,


Morgan with Ms. Doan. (Photo: Su Hae Jang ’20)

Before I came to Northwood, you were my connection back to North Country School. You had also finished your years at North Country School and then started Northwood when you were my age. During my first year, I may not have interacted with you much outside of training and skiing, but I looked up to you because of how you worked with our small freestyle ski team.

My first year was also the start of working with you in the music program. It was the first time you helped us with harmonies and to use our voices to the best of our abilities. Even before I barely knew what harmonies really were, I didn’t like doing them. I had to get used to harmonies because the next year would be the beginning of a separate vocal program. Over the last two years, you have helped me find and develop my style of singing.

So thank you Ms. Doan, for helping me find my voice as a singer and come out of my shell. You really helped me develop in and out of the classroom. Thanks to the little tips about performing you gave us; I came out of me shell as a person too. Also, thank you for dealing with our many random riff offs and constant begging for off periods. Northwood will be lacking someone truly amazing next year.

As a final thank you, Mr. Portal and I have been practicing a song to do in your honor.

Morgan Broderick ’19


mirror picMs. Doan and I were Northwood students together though I would probably just call us acquaintances at that point in our lives. When she came to Northwood as a coach/teacher, we almost immediately went from acquaintances to best friends. So close that on a weekly basis we would meet up for practice wearing almost identical outfits by accident. What I will miss most about Ms. Doan is her passion for skiing as well as her passion for getting more girls involved in sports, especially freestyle skiing. Despite her struggle with multiple injuries, it has never kept her off the mountain. I am really excited for her to have the opportunity to attend UVM and study in their school counseling program so she can one day help other student-athletes overcome hardships and injury the way she has. I truly feel as though she is pursuing her “calling” in life, and despite the fact that I cannot imagine what life at Northwood will be like without her, I’m so happy for her to start this next chapter!

Vonn Returns to Northwood as Alpine Technical Director

Thomas Vonn is a new addition to the NYSEF/Northwood coaching staff. He is returning to his high school roots after spending twenty years away from Northwood as an Olympic and World Cup alpine ski racer and, later, a world-class coach, known mostly for coaching the technical aspects of ski racing.   [Read more…]

School-Wide “Peak” Events Begin Tomorrow

Beginning this weekend, Northwood School will be split into four teams — called Peaks — and kick-off a year-long series of competitions and events. This development comes after a fall meeting at which students expressed concern to the school’s Board of Trustees about a lack of school spirit at Northwood. That conversation led to a months-long series of meetings that eventually brings back a piece of Northwood History that organizers hope will build school spirit. [Read more…]

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

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

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

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Ceremony Celebrates Achievement, Cautions Against Need for Approval

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

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

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

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



Issac Newcomb(1)

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



Will Arquiett  Jake Mucitelli

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

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



Aiden Smith

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



Drew Rose

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



Morgan Broderick

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



Chelsea Smith

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



Joanna Rosenbluth

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



Beth Fisher  Zach Ellsworth

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



Sarah Coombs

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



Jane Baumer

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



Ruoci Liu

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



John Biechler

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



Jessica Lin  Matt Shanklin

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



Yuqi Li

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



Aleksi Rutkovskii

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



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



Jessica Jang

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



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



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



Joanna Rosenbluth

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



Adelia Castilo

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



Chloe Zhang

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

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