Humans of Northwood: Elm Pentinat Llurba ‘24 

I am from Reus, Catalonia, Spain. I came to Northwood because the previous two years my brother Ïu was at Northwood, and he told me very good things about Northwood. Yes, I am enjoying Northwood, the most enjoyable thing is travelling with the soccer team because we visit new places and bond in the bus together. My goal at Northwood would be to end up at a good D1 college.  

As told to AJ Etumnu ‘25 (Photo: Mr. Michael Aldridge) 

Humans of Northwood: Mr. Aaron Garvey

“I love opera. Now, I’m not a connoisseur; I don’t know much about it, but when I used to have the time and ability, I had a single-season ticket, and I would enjoy going to the opera by myself and take in the performances.

“I grew up in East Greenbush, NY, which is a relatively small town east of Albany. I went to local public schools there until my sophomore year of high school, at which point I went to Milton Academy, a boarding school outside of Boston. From there, I went on to Amherst College, graduated there with a bachelor’s degree in economics and American literature. Then, I started working on Wall Street. I was the first hired at a hedge fund. My main job was assistant coffee-getter when I started out. Over the course of 17 years at the fund, I ultimately became a Senior Portfolio Manager, member of the Investment Committee, and a partner in the fund itself. I left that business in 2013. I’ve been doing more entrepreneurial stuff, working in several different areas.

“I think my greatest career accomplishment was in recognizing the seeds for the financial crisis and being able to take advantage of what I saw coming and assisting my colleagues in avoiding catastrophic losses that inflicted others in their position.

“My favorite food is eggplant parmesan, or something in that neighborhood. I love fly fishing. It’s one of my primary hobbies. When I have free time, I tend to tie flies. I’ve got a little kit down here [under his desk] in case I happen to be monitoring a test or something so I can take a little time to work on it. I used to golf a lot, although I haven’t done that in a while. Finally, I like to be outdoors: hiking, biking, camping, all the things we get to do around here.

“After spending time with students here last year in the investing club, and after observing from a distance my son’s very positive experience here, I decided that it was time for a career change. I wanted to be a part of this community—I loved what I saw here.

“Honestly, I am most excited to have a new challenge, to be trying to do something completely new and different for me. Nothing I’ve done up until this point had prepared me for this in any way. I’ve had a very long career, and by the end of that career I was very good at what I did, and I’m still always learning. For me, it’s the challenge of being new and bad at something, and it’s been a while since I’ve been new and bad at something. And I’m embracing that.”

As told to Mitchell Baker ’25.

Photo of Mr. Garvey speaking to the investment club last school year by Mr. Michael Aldridge. 

Northwood’s 5 Core Values Personified in My Teammates. 

Northwood’s five core values are Compassion, Courage, Responsibility, Integrity, and Respect. Throughout my four years at Northwood, I have seen vivid examples of these values displayed in my hockey teammates. I feel that, thanks to these values, they have brought all of us much closer and created a family.  

Mark Monaco ’20

In my second year at Northwood, I had a memorable example of Compassion. Early in the season, at an evening practice, our team was outside waiting to go back to school on the bus when we all heard Eli behind us. Eli was very young at the time, and it was his first time away from home. He was on a phone call, in a very emotional state, feeling very homesick, trying to find a way back home for the weekend. As the time continued, no one knew how to help or comfort him in this moment. We were all frozen. When a senior on the top team saw what was happening, he jumped right into action to help Eli. He dropped his bag and engulfed Eli in a comforting hug and helped him get through these feelings. He did not care what anyone else was thinking; he just wanted to comfort Eli. Eli remembered that moment. “I was very upset, and Mark Monaco ’20 came up to me without hesitation to help me out,” he said. “He knew exactly what I was going through, and he had been there, telling me everything was going to be okay in time, and my teammates are all there if I need to talk. Later that night almost everyone on the team came and tried to cheer me up.” How my team treated Eli is a great example of compassion and a gesture that left an impact on all of us. 

Giordan Gulati ’23

At the beginning of this year, I witnessed one of the most courageous moments in my time at Northwood. In our first team hockey meeting, we were all sitting in the auditorium to discuss meaning and purpose. Towards the end, the coaches asked if anyone had anything to add and a new player stood up from the back and got up in front of 50 of his peers to speak about purpose. He spoke about why he was at Northwood and his recent experience. He told me about that moment. “I stepped up to the stage that day because we were talking about purpose. This past New Year’s, my best friend was killed by a drunk driver, and she was the most outgoing and interpersonal person that I have ever known. When she passed, I made a promise to her and to myself that I would try to be more like her every day. I made another promise to myself that I would put myself out there early when I got here, so I would not make the same mistake I did at my last school, because that did not go well. I know that if she was there with me in the room she would tell me to go up there and introduce myself to everyone, so I did it because I know that’s the kind of confidence she would want me to have. After her death, I have become very active in the fight against drunk driving, and I plan to continue these efforts.” That speech struck a chord in all of us in the room. Giordan Gulati showed us all what courage is.  

Sam Lyne ’24

To be a good teammate on and off the ice, a person must be responsible all the time and hold himself to a high standard. In my nearly four years at Northwood, I have not met a person who holds themselves to a higher standard than Sam Lyne ‘24. On the ice and in the gym, he continues to push himself every day to become better. He feels a true responsibility to push himself and others around him, ultimately making him a great teammate and a great role model. When describing responsibility, Sam said, “Being responsible is one the most important qualities one can show. It means to set a bar higher than the current standard in order to lift your teammates and classmates, and also yourself, above and beyond.” I see Sam in the gym, keeping promises he made to himself, working his hardest almost every day of the week. I asked him why he was so responsible in the gym, and he told me, “The reason I’m responsible in the gym is because it is a place where you need to push yourself and your teammates. When I started working out and I was skinny and scared, there were older stronger teammates that set the example so high that I had to work harder than anyone else. So, my goal is to be what those older teammates were to me, an inspiration,” said Sam. 

Peppi DelliQuadri ’22

Last season, Peppi DelliQuadri ‘22 achieved one of his biggest goals by stepping on the ice for the Prep team in the Northwood Invitational Tournament. He worked every day for 3 ½ years to make it to that spot. He had many setbacks and tough moments along the way. Integrity is “the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles,” and Peppi demonstrated integrity throughout his entire process of making it to that stage. When I asked him what he had to say about his experience he said, “Being at Northwood for four years and starting at the bottom of the program, I had to put in the work every shift and every chance I got…Being at the bottom, I had to improve myself in every way on the ice and off the ice.” Peppi is a great example and someone I look up to when working towards my goals.  

Rintaro Akasaka ’20

Carson Hall ’22

Respect cannot be defined by just one situation. Our hockey team, like a family, thrives on respect. Whether the respect is towards each other, the coaches, the staff, or the opposing team, we need it to be a successful group of guys. My first year at Northwood, no one showed as much respect on the ice as Rintaro Akasaka ‘20. He lifted his teammates up all the time and treated us as equals. Playing against other teams he would always show them great respect in every game. In the dining hall for four years, Carson Hall ‘22 is another example of respect Carson showed respect to the staff by cleaning up messes left by others. Every single one of my teammates holds this value very close to them. I feel that demonstrating respect is the most important part of being a close-knit team.  

These are my examples of Northwood students living the school’s core values. Which students would you choose? 

Catching Up with Carson Hall ‘22 

Here at Northwood School, a lot of students wonder about the lives of alumni who have moved on into the life of college. This week, I wanted to share about the life of a student that was at Northwood for 4 years and has since moved onto Hamilton University. His name is Carson Hall.  

Carson has continued to excel in the classroom and on the ice playing for Hamilton’s Division 3 Team. As I spoke with Carson, I was interested in hearing the specifics of life at Hamilton. Carson elaborated with me about how he was able to adjust from a small campus like Northwood to Hamilton. Carson stressed the importance of finding something that keeps you on track, something to structure your life around. “School, hockey, and family” was the center of what he used to excel. He said the key to his success so far was “creating a routine that compartmentalized [his] priorities.”  

As all of us complain about the study hall hours that we are subjected to every night, Carson was happy to say how much he felt it positively impacted his transition to the bigger workload of Hamilton. “Northwood sets you up for success… the regimented lifestyle has allowed me to hit the ground running in college.” For all the students not happy about being in study hall, it is great to hear about its benefit from someone that has lived through it. Nothing is better than seeing the work done at Northwood come to fruition like it has with Carson, both academically and athletically.  

Speaking of athletics, I really wanted to hear how hockey has been for Carson, given he had such an impact on the Northwood team. When asked about hockey, Carson was quick to give credit to the Northwood hockey team for helping prepare him for college hockey. “I would not have the opportunity to play college hockey if it wasn’t for Northwood’s program and incredible coaching staff.” That’s a huge compliment to Northwood and a huge encouragement for hockey players coming through the school. I loved hearing the enthusiasm Carson had for the year ahead and the building of his new “family,” as he put it.  

Carson was at Northwood for 4 years, a feat that not many of us can say we have done. He has put countless hours of work into not only academics, but also into the pursuit of his athletic dreams. For those who haven’t had the honor of meeting him in person, he is someone that is a model of Northwood’s values and someone that we can all look up to. Nothing makes the Northwood community happier than seeing a person like Carson transition smoothly into his life beyond Northwood.  

When speaking with Carson a few phrases resonated with me. He said “It is important to have fun. However, it is equally if not more important to stay focused on your goals and aspirations. To work at them every day. To choose success instead of waiting for it to come around.” I hope that inspires the Northwood community like it did me, because that is something that all of us should take to heart and live by. I hope to continue to explore the lives of recent graduates and I hope you all enjoyed Catching up with Carson Hall.  

Humans of Northwood: Mr. Brantley Beach

Brantley Beach

I have two bachelor’s degrees and one master’s degree. I was born in Philadelphia but grew up in Fayetteville, New York. I live near campus with my wife and my daughter, Luna. In my free time, I like to ski, mountain bike and play golf. My favorite place to ski is Brighton Mountain in Utah. My favorite thing to eat is a delicious Philly cheesesteak. I also have a dog name Skyward, named after a trail at Whiteface. My favorite place to travel is along the New England coast. I did a road trip there last year which was fun. I previously worked further upstate in Plattsburgh for 12 years.  

I decided to come to Northwood to help the ski program and to move closer to my family. My goal here at Northwood is to help build the ski program and see our athletes succeed. I am super excited to be at Northwood and I am really looking forward to the season. 

As told to Mitchell Baker ’25  

Third Trimester Honor Rolls Announced

June 10, 2022 — Ms. Noel Carmichael, Northwood School’s Dean of Academic Affairs, today announced the Honor Rolls for the third trimester of the 2021-22 school year, which concluded on Thursday, May 19.

 

DEAN’S LIST

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+

Georgia Bailey ‘23  Timothy Kelly ’23   Sophia Schupp ‘24 
Mitchell Baker ‘25  Kristen Kiggen ‘24  Jacob Shain ‘22 
William Batten ‘23  Colin Kis ‘24  Evelina Sheridan ‘22 
Brian Brady ‘24  Jan Korec ‘22  Abigail Sinclair ‘23 
Tsinat Brammer ‘24  Noah Leddel ‘23  Shashwath Sunkum ‘22 
Katherine Broderick ‘22  Sadie Martin ‘25  Adria Tebo ‘23 
Elisabeth Creighton ‘24   Adrian Meyer ‘24  Piper Teig ‘25 
Cara Dempsey ‘25  Cilla Nee ‘22  Jenny Tran ‘24 
Drew Donatello ‘24  Christie-Ann Nelson ‘23  Johann Tremblay-Kau ‘22 
Sean Doyle ’22  Iva-Amanda Nelson ‘23  Richard Volpe ‘22 
Edoardo Eigenmann ‘22  Hung Nguyen ‘25  Teegan Wardlaw ‘25 
Augustine Garvey ‘25  Tam Nguyen ‘22  Teagan Wentzel ‘24 
Sebastian Green ‘22  Lohkoah Paye ‘24  Natalie Zarcone ‘22
Caroline Harrison ‘22  Quinn Roth ‘25   
Turner Jackson ‘23 James Schneid ‘23  

 

HIGH HONOR ROLL

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  Ashley Guevara ‘24  Lincoln Norfolk ‘24 
Rafael Borlido ‘23  Carson Hall ‘22  Iu Pentinat Llurba ‘22 
Tyler Boudreau ‘22  Jacob Jaslow ‘22  Alex Randall ‘25 
Daniel Buchbinder ‘23  Hilary Larsen ‘22  Morgan Smith ‘24 
Kira Cook ‘23   Junyeop Lee ‘23  Jeremy Tsang ‘23 
Katie Demers ‘24  Cedric Lemaire ‘24  Kara Wentzel ‘22 
Finley Donahue ‘23  Slater Loffredo ‘22  Maya Wissler ‘25 
Liam Doyle ‘22  Sachiel Ming ‘24  Nolan Woudenberg ‘22 
Ella Fesette ‘22  Noah Moodey ‘25  Nathaniel Wright ‘25
Trey Frantz ‘25  Hayden Newman ‘24   
Henry Gibson ‘25 George Nguyen ‘22  

 

HONOR ROLL

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-

Camden Abel ‘23  Karleigh Hollister ‘22  MJ Prince ‘22 
Jackson Barbieri ‘24  Bryan Jones ‘22  Ryan Rutley ‘23 
Olivier Beaulieu ‘23  Brooke Kelley ‘23  Denny Sebek ‘25 
Bodi Boschen ‘24  Sophia Kelting ‘23  Sophia Sherman ‘25 
Matthew Brady ‘22  Sebastien La Roche ‘23  Jackson Smith ‘23 
Patrik Bruna ‘22  Aidan Lasky ‘23  Calem Tommy ‘22 
Matthew Burns ‘22  Anthony Lavigne ‘22  Julia Turner ‘23 
Maegan Byrne ‘24  Jazlyn Lluberes ‘23  Michael Urgo ‘22 
Colton Cheney-Seymour ‘22  Sam Lyne ‘24  Wyatt Wardlaw ‘24 
Landon Cole ‘23  Cole Mathews ’23   Zach Wargo ‘25 
Maisie Crane ‘23  Halle Mules ‘24  Celia Wiegand ‘23 
Lex Dadmun ‘22  Cian Murphy ‘22  Kennedy Wilson ‘22 
Camden Davis ‘22  Mathis Nolet-Gagne ‘23  Jonathan Wint ‘25 
Connor DeAngelis ‘22  Liam O’Donoghue ‘22  Joey Winthrop ‘23 
David Garvey ‘22  Anna Pavlasova ‘23  Bella Wissler ‘23
Aristide Gry ‘22 Airika Penney ‘22   

 

EFFORT HONOR ROLL

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

Camden Abel ‘23 Aristide Gry ‘22 Tam Nguyen ‘22
Georgia Bailey ‘23 Carson Hall ‘22 Rowen Norfolk ‘22
Mitchell Baker ‘25 Caroline Harrison ‘22 Kami O’Brien ‘23
William Batten ‘23 Karleigh Hollister ‘22 Lohkoah Paye ‘24
Olivier Beaulieu ‘23 Eli Itkowitz ‘24 Airika Penney ‘22
Brian Bette ‘23 Turner Jackson ‘23 Quinn Roth ‘25
Rafael Borlido ‘23 Jacob Jaslow ‘22 Ryan Rutley ‘23
Tyler Boudreau ‘22 Bryan Jones ‘22 James Schneid ‘23
Brian Brady ‘24 Brooke Kelley ‘23 Jacob Shain ‘22
Matthew Brady ‘22 Timothy Kelly ‘23 Evelina Sheridan ‘22
Tsinat Brammer ‘24 Sophia Kelting ‘23 Abigail Sinclair ‘23
Katherine Broderick ‘22 Kristen Kiggen ‘24 Jackson Smith ‘23
Daniel Buchbinder ‘23 Colin Kis ‘24 Morgan Smith ‘24
Matthew Burns ‘22 Jan Korec ‘22 Lily Spiegel ‘22
Kaitlyn Cielo ‘23 Sebastien La Roche ‘23 Shashwath Sunkum ‘22
Jillian Clark ‘23 Hilary Larsen ‘22 Adria Tebo ‘23
Kira Cook ‘23 Aidan Lasky ‘23 Piper Teig ‘25
Elisabeth Creighton ‘24 Noah Leddel ‘23 Calem Tommy ‘22
Peppi DelliQuadri ‘22 Junyeop Lee ‘23 Jenny Tran ‘24
Katie Demers ‘24 Cedric Lemaire ‘24 Johann Tremblay-Kau ‘22
Finley Donahue ‘23 Jazlyn Lluberes ‘23 Jeremy Tsang ‘23
Andrew Donatello ‘24 Sadie Martin ‘25 Richard Volpe ‘22
Liam Doyle ‘22 Adrian Meyer ‘24 Teegan Wardlaw ‘25
Sean Doyle ’22 Sachiel Ming ‘24 Kara Wentzel ‘22
Edoardo Eigenmann ‘22 Noah Moodey ‘25 Teagan Wentzel ‘24
Macie Eisenhart ‘23 Cilla Nee ‘22 Kennedy Wilson ‘22
Ella Fesette ‘22 Christie-Ann Nelson ‘23 Jonathan Wint ‘25
Augustine Garvey ‘25 Iva-Amanda Nelson ‘23 Bella Wissler ‘23
David Garvey ‘22 Hayden Newman ‘24  

 

Students Honored with Underclass Awards and Cum Laude Society Induction 

The Underclass Award Ceremony was on Thursday May 12th. Students from the junior class won several awards. There were also several college scholarships given out to students who have been excelling the classroom. It was great to see so many Northwood students get so many fantastic awards, Northwood community is also extremely appreciative of the opportunity granted by several universities. 

Ms. Jill Walker is the chairperson of Northwood’s Cum Laude Society, an honor society which recognizes Northwood’s top juniors and seniors.  “The Cum Laude society is the highest honor society available for students in private schools,” Walker said. “To be inducted, students not only have to be top of their class, but we also consider what courses students are taking and how their effort grades are. This year is one of the biggest classes we have had and as always, the kids inducted are incredible students and people,” Walker added. 

Dean of Academic Affairs Ms. Carmichael described how students are selected for the subject awards. “We have a meeting with all the teachers who teach in each subject area, and we discuss who deserves the award. Each teacher may nominate a student,” said Carmichael. “The award isn’t just based on performance in class; the teachers consider what students have done outside the classroom and how much effort they are putting into the subject.” Carmichael noted that choosing award winners can be difficult. “The discussion can get heated at times, because teachers are deeply passionate about the students they nominate.”  

Carmichael highlighted one student who has shown extreme growth and excellence. “The English Learner Prize was given to Jeremy Tsang ‘23 this year. When I look at the classes he was in when he first arrived here and compare them to what he is doing now, I am inspired, Carmichael said. “He is now in AP English Literature and is succeeding, I am enormously proud of his growth.” 

Director of College Counseling Mr. David McCauley described the college scholarships that were offered. “Colleges look to partner with good academic secondary schools and give these scholarships hoping that these schools can find the right person for their college. St Lawrence University is a super generous college that offers the opportunity for our students to win up to a $36,000 per year scholarship. We use this opportunity as a vehicle to guide students to great universities that suit them. Just because students win this award doesn’t mean they are going to be accepted, but if they apply and are admitted, they are then granted the scholarship they won. In most cases, students get into the college they win the scholarship from,” McCauley added. The Northwood community is extremely grateful to have the opportunity to earn these scholarships. 

Overall, the underclass awards ceremony was a tremendous success, the winners of the awards are listed below. Northwood congratulates the students who won these prestigious awards and encourages those who didn’t win an award to work hard in their studies and win an award in the future. 

DARTMOUTH BOOK AWARD
The Dartmouth Alumni Book Award Program has two goals: to recognize and reward high school juniors who have excelled both academically and in their extracurricular activities; and to encourage these talented students to consider attending Dartmouth.  The winner is: TURNER JACKSON ‘23 

WILLIAMS BOOK AWARD
The Williams College Book Award encourages intellectual excellence and recognizes student achievement.  A book is awarded to the student who has demonstrated intellectual leadership and made significant contribution to the extracurricular life of their school. The winner is: IVA-AMANDA NELSON ‘23 

BROWN BOOK AWARD
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:  NOAH LEDDELL ‘23 

BOWDOIN BOOK AWARD
This award recognizes a high school junior who has demonstrated extraordinary service to the common good and an unusual passion for inquiry, discovery, and innovative thinking. The winner is: JAMES SCHNEID ‘23 

UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME BOOK AWARD
The Notre Dame Book Award recognizes a junior who is a creative, compassionate individual; who is curious, excels academically; and who seeks social justice and a way to make a difference.  The recipient is: CHRISTIE-ANN NELSON ‘23 

UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER BAUSCH & LOMB HONORARY SCIENCE AWARD
A merit scholarship to the University of Rochester is given to one junior with outstanding academic achievement in the field of science and math.  This year’s recipient is: JAZLYN LLUBERES ‘23 

UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony Award
A merit 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: KIRA COOK ‘23 

RENSSELAER MEDAL
This award is given annually by the Alumni Association of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to the student in the Junior Class who ranks highest in math & science and has the greatest interest in a science-related career.  This merit scholarship is for up to $120,000 over four years.  The winner is: GEORGIA BAILEY ‘23 

ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY COMPUTING MEDAL AWARD 
The Computing Medal and Scholarship Program recognizes a student who has distinguished themselves academically, is active and involved as a member of their school and community and demonstrates interest and ability in computing.  The student selected to receive the award is eligible for $32,000 over four years, and their application fee will be waived.  This year’s winner is: MINH-KHOI (KIRK) NGUYENLE ‘23 

ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION & CREATIVITY AWARD SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship of $32,000 over four years is awarded to one male and one female junior with great promise in science, technology, engineering or math and in recognition of their potential as an innovator, creator, and entrepreneur.  The winners are: ADRIA TEBO ‘23 and BRIAN BETTE ‘23 

CLARKSON AWARDS

The Clarkson University High School Leadership Award is in recognition of outstanding leadership qualities and academic promise.  This award carries a $60,000 scholarship over four years. WILLIAM BATTEN ‘23

The Clarkson University High School Achievement Award carries a $48,000 scholarship over four years. BROOKE KELLEY ‘23 

AUGSBURY/NORTH COUNTRY SCHOLARSHIP AT ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY             
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 four-year scholarship, worth $128,000, is awarded to three nominated students.  Northwood School’s nominees are: SOPHIA KELTING ‘23, AIDAN LASKY ‘23, and TIM KELLY ‘23 

SAINT LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY BOOK AWARD
St. Lawrence University honors the achievement of a high school junior who has displayed a significant commitment to community service.  The winner of this award will receive a $4,000 merit scholarship over four years.  The winner is: JOEY WINTHROP ‘23 

UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT CITIZEN SCHOLAR BOOK AWARD
UVM recognizes exemplary students with this award for demonstrating active citizenship and service to their communities as well as outstanding scholarship.  Putting knowledge into action for the betterment of humanity is at the foundation of a UVM education.  This year’s award goes to: BELLA WISSLER ‘23 

SAINT MICHAEL’S COLLEGE BOOK AWARD
The Saint Michael’s Book Award recognizes a pair of juniors who exhibit the characteristics of an ideal Saint Michael’s student.  Awardees are candidates for the Cum Laude Society and demonstrate Social Conscience:  they show a sustained and sincere commitment to community service, issues of peace and justice, and concern for others.  This year’s winners, who will receive a scholarship to Saint Michael’s College of at least $17,000 per year up to full tuition, are: MARIEMA THIOUBOU’23 and DANIEL BUCHBINDER ‘23 

ST. BONAVENTURE REILLY SCHOLARSHIPS
At St. Bonaventure, Franciscan values of community and service are cornerstones of their identity, mission, and culture. The Reilly Scholarships, $72,000 over 4 years of study, reward students based on qualities that reflect the core values of our university, including academic excellence, community, integrity, wisdom, leadership, social responsibility, compassion, and an appreciation for diversity:  RAFAEL BORLIDO ‘23, JUNIOR HAPPI ’23, JUNYEOP LEE ’23, MATHIS NOLET-GAGNE ’23, and THEBE MOSEHATHEBE ‘23 

ELMIRA COLLEGE KEY
Sponsored by the Elmira College Alumni Association, the Elmira Key has been awarded since 1935.  This merit award is bestowed upon an outstanding student in their junior year of high school.  The Elmira Key holds a monetary scholarship of $80,000 over four years upon enrolling at Elmira.  This year’s winners are: ANNA PAVLASOVA ‘23 and CELIA WIEGAND ‘23 

UTICA UNIVERSITY JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship, $5,000 guaranteed for all four years, acknowledges students who show academic promise and would contribute to the Utica University community.  This year’s winners are: JACK KENT ‘23 and COLE MATHEWS ‘23 

ALFRED UNIVERSITY SCHOLARS AWARD
Alfred University offers a wide variety of scholarships to acknowledge the special abilities of new first year, transfer and international students.  One current junior from each high school will be eligible for this award. Based on chosen major, the selected recipient will receive up to $30,000 per year until graduating from Alfred University.  This year the award goes to: LOK TO JEREMY TSANG ‘23 

WELLS COLLEGE 21ST CENTURY LEADERSHIP AWARD
Wells College presents 21st Century Leadership Awards to high school juniors who demonstrates 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 winners are: MAISIE CRANE’23 and JULIA TURNER ‘23 

WILKES UNIVERSITY – COLONEL EMERGING LEADER AWARD
The Colonel Emerging Leader Award is a pre-scholarship granted to high school juniors who demonstrate academic potential. Selected students would be guaranteed a minimum of $13,000 per year should the student be admitted and enroll at Wilkes University in the fall semester immediately following high school graduation. This year’s winner is: FINLEY DONOHUE’23 

SUNY ALBANY MULTICULTURAL AWARD
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 35th 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: ABIGAIL SINCLAIR ‘23 

 

DEPARTMENT AWARDS 

ENGLISH PRIZE
The English prize 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: FINLEY DONAHUE ‘23 

WORLD LANGUAGE PRIZE
The Language Prize is awarded to the student who passionately pursues skill in the speaking, reading, and writing of a foreign language. The winners this year are: 

For FrenchCHRISTIE-ANN NELSON ‘23 

For SpanishTURNER JACKSON ‘23 

MATHEMATICS PRIZE
The Mathematics prize 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: JAMES SCHNEID ‘23 

SCIENCE PRIZE
The Science prize 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: GEORGIA BAILEY ‘23 

SOCIAL SCIENCE PRIZE
The Social Science prize is presented for excellence in the appreciation and understanding of issues in the Social Sciences. The winner is: ABIGAIL SINCLAIR ‘23 

VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS PRIZES
Creativity, passion, energy, and a zest for artistic excellence are qualities that describe the recipients of these awards.
FOR VISUAL ARTS: SOPHIA KELTING ‘23
FOR PERFORMING ARTS: BELLA WISSLER ’23

ENGLISH LEARNER PRIZE
The English Learner Prize is given to a junior who has, through engagement in the Northwood Community, demonstrated an increased mastery of the English language.  The winner is: LOK TO JEREMY TSANG ‘23 

INNOVATION, ENGINEERING AND ENTREPRENEURIAL PRIZE
The IEE Prize is given to a student for whose curiosity, creative problem solving, and teamwork helped advanced the development and growth of the Innovation, Engineering and Entrepreneurial Studies program. The winner is: IVA-AMANDA NELSON ‘23 

Mr. Roger S. Loud (1935 – 2022)

The Mirror learned today of the passing of legendary math teacher Mr. Roger Loud, who retired from full-time teaching at Northwood in 2018 and has led Northwood’s Math Lab on a part-time basis ever since. He was a teacher and school administration for 64 years.

Northwood will share a commemoration of Mr. Loud’s many contributions to the the school early next week. In the meantime, we share this “Exit Interview” by former staff writer JoJo Rosenbluth ’19 and the official obituary released by Mr. Loud’s family.

 

Roger Sherman Loud, 86

Roger Sherman Loud died April 29, 2022, at home in Lake Placid, NY.

He was born June 14, 1935, in New York City to Ruth Putnam McAneny Loud and Sherman Loud.

Roger received his formal education from the Dalton School (NYC), Fountain Valley School (Colorado), Phillips Exeter (1952), Amherst College (A.B. – 1956), and the University of Cincinnati (M.Ed.).

He began his long career in teaching at the Hillsdale School in Cincinnati in 1958, teaching history and math, and was Headmaster in 1969-70. He moved to Lake Placid, NY in 1970, joining the faculty of North Country School/Camp Treetops, and becoming Director from 1982-92. Then he began a lengthy stint teaching math at Lake Placid’s Northwood School, finally retiring in 2021 at the age of 86. He served on the Board of Trustees at Gould Academy (Maine) for six years in the 1980s, and also on the Board at North Country School/Camp Treetops from 1994 to 2022.

Roger’s greatest passion outside of family and teaching lay in the mountains, especially the Adirondacks. He was an Adirondack Forty-Sixer, #125, completing twelve rounds of the High Peaks, and he co-led summer hiking/climbing expeditions to Wyoming, California, Oregon, Washington, and Alberta in the 1970s. He strongly believed in connecting children to the beauty and challenges of the wilderness. He co-founded Camp Gawee in 1964 and began the Treetops West program in 1974 – both designed to immerse teenagers in intense mountaineering experiences.

Roger is survived by his wife, Patricia; his four children: David Roger Loud, of New York City, (Pedro Porro); Jennifer Vann of Longmont, Colorado; Patrick George Loud of Virginia Beach; and Brigit Loud of Colchester, Vermont; and his beloved grandson, Bodie. He was pre-deceased by his sister, Margaret Faron.

Gifts in memory of Mr. Loud would be warmly received by North Country School/Camp Treetops in Lake Placid.

At Roger’s request, there will be no calling hours. A celebration of his life will be scheduled at a later date.

Students Have Varied Plans for Break 

This year, the school’s annual spring break is set to begin today, on Friday, April 8th. This period, consisting of nearly two and a half weeks of recess, is one of the most anticipated stretches of the year for many of the students at Northwood. This year’s spring break is the latest the school has seen in recent memory. With many different types of people and backgrounds at the school, there are a lot of different agendas for break from person to person. Here are a few different students and what their plans for spring break are. 

Many students are taking the time off and using it for some much-needed rest, and a chance to go on vacation. “I’m going on vacation to the Caribbean this spring break,” Jacob Jaslow ‘23 said. “I’m excited to get out of the cold and into the warmth. Maybe tan a little bit. Who knows?” 

For others, it is a much simpler matter. Many are content with being able to go home and spend time with those close to them, like Shashwath Sunkum ‘22. “I’m just going to be staying in Ohio, chilling with family, studying for APs.” 

Members of the soccer team still have commitments during break. Gonzalo Munoz ‘24 will be spending his first week of break with the team, as they head to Texas for the Dallas Cup. However, after that, Gonzalo has plans for his time off.   

“We are going [to Dallas] from the 8th to the 18th, so we will have a week left personally,” Munoz said. “I will go to Miami, to a friend’s house.” 

Speaking of commitments, two members of the Boys’ Varsity Hockey Team, Sam Lyne ‘24 and Ben Norton ‘22 are representing Great Britian’s U18 National team, as they attend the Division 2A World Championships in Tallinn, Estonia, during the front end of break. After they get finished, Lyne plans to return home.  

“I am going home after my World Championships and spending time with my family and friends,” Lyne said. 

With many different agendas for students this break, a common theme seems to be rest and relaxation. Students are ready to enjoy the time off in whatever way they are able to. 

Luge Athletes Pursuing Their Dreams

 Northwood school is widely known for its athletic success, especially in hockey, skiing and soccer. Two students are following a different path this year and pursuing Luge with the hopes of earning a spot on the junior national team, and eventually the Olympics.  

Luge is a winter sliding sport where athletes (called “sliders”) race down an icy track on a small sled. The fastest time down the hill wins the race. The sport is not unlike sledding children do when they take their plastic sleds and speed feet-first down a snowy hill. But luge sleds weigh 50 pounds and can hit speeds of 90 miles per hour. Clearly bravery and adrenaline are involved in luge. 

Like many sliders, Darryl Cooper ‘24 and Sadie Martin ‘25 had interesting ways of finding the sport. “My parents saw an ad on Facebook to try luge,” said Martin. “The people that I met were nice and they told me that I could be good at it,” she added. Darryl came to the sport when he saw some people trying these plastic sleds one day while skiing. Both students train in Lake Placid, the home of USA Luge and one of only two luge tracks in the country. They occasionally travel to Park City, Utah for training and competition on a different track. They hope to compete internationally. 

Both student-athletes have major goals for this sport. “My goal is to make it to the Olympics,” Martin said. Cooper has his sights set on the Youth Olympics “I am currently training and hoping to participate in the 2024 Youth Olympic Games. Also, I and hoping to be doing Youth World Cup races starting 2023.” 

Overall, this introduction of a new sport at Northwood is extremely exciting and the community cannot wait to see where it takes them! 

Did You Know? Kei Takahasi ‘98 (above, left) competed in Doubles Luge for Japan in the Olympic Games in 1998 and 2002. 

Did You Know? Current faculty member Ms. Raychel Germaine (above, right) is a former member of the USA Luge National Team. She competed internationally for 9 years between 2010 and 2019.  

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