Humans of Northwood: Castillo Twins Edition


I’m Angie. I was born in Brooklyn but raised in Manhattan. In my family, Addie and I are the youngest. In the fall I do cross country, I did the play and the musical during the winter and then in the spring I do lacrosse, but I really like to run. I came to Northwood because my brother went to a boarding school and it’s like a tradition in our family now. My mom wanted me to come here. I love the people in Northwood, it wouldn’t be the same without certain people here. Living with your best friends is the best — it’s just like a dream. After Northwood, I want to go to college, obviously, but for singing so I gotta pass the audition first.   I’m Addie. I’m from Manhattan in New York City. I’m 17 years old. I’m in 10th grade. I have quite a few siblings, I have two older brothers, an older sister and a twin. In the fall I ran cross country, then I’m part of the drama program during the winter but I also do vocals and in the spring I play lacrosse. I came to Northwood because it’s one of the smallest boarding school and it’s not too far away from home. I also thought the location was really cool. When I first came to Lake Placid to visit I liked the history of this town, especially the Olympic history. Classes are small compared to the classes in Manhattan, so it is better for me. Northwood has a real sense of community. That’s what I like about it, everyone is so supportive.

– As told to Margot Rouquette ’20

Humans of Northwood: Francisco Eduardo Castillo ‘19

FranPeople call me “Fran.” I am 19 years old from Dominican Republic. I have an older sister, but she’s lucky enough to be born here in the US, while I was born on a small island in the Caribbean, which I love. I am a soccer player here at Northwood, but I also like learning all the good things that Northwood offers. I came to Northwood because I wanted to follow my dream: playing soccer and studying at the same time and at a high level. My favorite part of Northwood is how everybody is welcoming and they all teach you new stuff. My plans after Northwood are hopefully attending a good college where I can play soccer and study until I decide which is better for me. Something that I am never going to forget about Northwood is probably when in the beginning of the school year, when the cold was starting, Shanks [senior Matthew Shanklin] offered me a warm jacket or when I go to Will’s room at night just to talk. I will never forget this because it made me feel part of the Northwood family right since the beginning.”

As told to Margot Rouquette ’20

Second Trimester Honor Rolls Released

honorrollMarch 10, 2019 — Dr. Laura Finnerty Paul, Northwood School’s Dean of Academic Affairs, today announced the Honor Rolls for the second trimester of the 2018-19 school year.

Ed. Note: this list was originally published with an incomplete list of students on the Effort Honor Roll.

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+ [Read more…]

Humans of Northwood: Matt Paul ‘22


Matthew Paul ’22 (Photo: Wyatt Friedlander)

What’s good? My name is Matt Paul. This is my first year at Northwood. This is my sister’s second year and my mom has been working here since 2012. I am a freestyle skier and lacrosse player. So far my Northwood experience has been decent. Going to school with my sister and mother is unusual but sometimes it’s very helpful. Northwood is a wonderful place and I am happy to be here.

Humans of Northwood: Cian Murphy ‘22


My name is Cian Murphy, also known as Big Murph. I live in Arlington VA, right next to Washington DC. I came to Northwood for the elite hockey program and strong academics. I play on Northwood’s Prep Hockey Team and so far it’s been unreal. I have been playing hockey since I was able to walk. I am also a drummer. I have created a reputation for my drumming skills. So far my Northwood experience has been great. I have learned a lot and grown as an individual by being away from home for the first time. Sometimes it gets rowdy in Bergamini, but I cherish my experience.

Ted Lockwood ’42, Former Trinity President and Mirror Editor, Dies

Northwood School has lost a notable alumnus. Theodore D. Lockwood ‘42 died recently at his home in Vermont at the age of 94. Lockwood was President of Trinity College from 1968 to 1981 and was the founding president of United World College-USA.

Ted Senior Portrait 1942

Ted Lockwood’s Senior Portrait from Epitome in 1942

At Northwood School, he had an impressive array of accomplishments that included writing for The Mirror for five years, three of them as editor-in-chief.

Lockwood at Trinity

Theodore Lockwood, center, stands with Trinity College’s first female graduates in 1970. From left to right: Elizabeth Gallo, Judith Odlum Pomeroy, Judy Dworin and Roberta Russell. Trinity began admitting female students, including these upperclasswomen, in 1969. Lockwood died on Monday. He was 94. (Photo courtesy of Trinity College)


After Northwood, Lockwood attended Trinity College where he graduated Valedictorian of his class. At Trinity, he achieved numerous accolades and accomplishments. Lockwood lettered in football, held numerous leadership roles, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. After Trinity, he went on to get his masters degree at Princeton and later returned to Trinity as President of the College in 1968. In just his second semester as president, Lockwood and the Board of Trustees made it possible for female students from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY  to transfer to Trinity. Female students were allowed to apply as undergraduates by the next year.

Ted Lockwood at United World College-USA

Ted Lockwood, pictured in 1983 at United World College-USA, was the founding president of the international baccalaureate school. (Barbaraellen Koch/Albuquerque Journal)


In his last year as President of Trinity, Lockwood received an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from the College. Before that, he earned the 175th Eigenbrodt Cup, presented to the Alumnus who “exemplifies the college’s mission and upholds its proud tradition of scholarship, leadership, and innovation,” a similar honor to the Northwood School Seal prize, which he also was awarded in 1942, his senior year.

While his obituaries remember Lockwood’s many accomplishments as a higher education administrator, a study of Northwood’s newspapers and yearbooks during Lockwood’s six years at Northwood (he started as a seventh grader), makes it clear that his high school career was equally celebrated.


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His list of accolades and achievements at Northwood are simply breathtaking:


  • Student Council
  • Athletic Council
  • The Mirror (Editor-in-Chief for 3 years)
  • Outing Club (President for two years)
  • Citizenship Prize (3 years)
  • King Trophy Award (3 years)
  • Commencement Marshal
  • The Epitome (Editor-in-Chief)
  • School Seal Prize

Academic Honors:

  • First or Second Scholar (all six years)
  • Cum Laude Society
  • Winner, Isham Speaker
  • Winner, Bradley Speaker
  • Dickson Speaker
  • Phrontisterion Society
  • Ogilvy Poetry Prize

10 Varsity Letters:

  • Football (2)
  • Baseball (4) MVP
  • Ski Team (3) Captain
  • Basketball (1)

Club Memberships:

  • Glee Club
  • Orchestra
  • Double Quartet
  • Dramatic Club
  • Debating Team

While Theodore Lockwood may not yet be well-known among current Northwood students, he will be forever regarded as one of Northwood School’s most celebrated students and alumni. It’s hard to imagine a more accomplished graduate who exemplified Northwood’s core values.


See also: Hartford Courant, Trinity College, Albuquerque Journal

Humans of Northwood: Karli Lafferty ’19

Karli Lafferty '19

“I am Karly Lafferty, I am from Cape May, New Jersey. What I like the most about Northwood is how there is so much to do. I have tried things that I never thought I will do. I have done ice climbing, rock climbing, skiing and so many things that I think I’d never do in another prep school. I came to Northwood because of the girl’s ice hockey program and the many things you can do in Lake Placid. I am on the Girls’ Hockey team. In the off-season I like going skiing, which I learned last year. After Northwood, I want to play college hockey and travel all over the world and keep doing all the fun stuff I learned here.”

As told to Francisco Castillo ’19

Humans of Northwood: Morgan Broderick ’19

Morgan Broderick '19

“My name is Morgan Broderick I am from Lake Placid, New York. I am  Northwood’s only dancer. I skip a lot of classes because of training and rehearsal for modern and ballet. After Northwood, I hope to become a professional dancer, in New York City, preferably in a modern company. I chose Northwood because it is very close to home. I had the ability to do two of my favorite things — skiing and dancing — plus I could be in a high-academic school where I could challenge myself and succeed. What I like the most about Northwood is how the students make the school and how the faculty interacts with us. They are amazing. I have lived some of the best experiences in my life with other Northwood students. ”

As told to Francisco Castillo ’19

Nine New Students Join Community in January

Nine new students joined the Northwood School community when the school returned from the break in January. Here is some stuff they shared that you might not know about them: [Read more…]

Liu and Tebo Receive National STEM Honor


Ruoci “Julia” Liu ’19 (left) and Braelyn Tebo ’20 (Photos: Mr. Michael Aldridge)

Braelyn Tebo ‘20 and Ruoci “Julia” Liu ‘19 have won Upstate New York Affiliate Honorable Mention of the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Award for Aspirations in Computing. They have been chosen for their computing-related aspirations and achievements, leadership ability, academic performance, and future plans. This is the third consecutive year that Northwood students have won this award.

The two join an elite group of 2,500 young women from all over the U.S. honored at the regional Affiliate level.

Mr. Jeff Martin, robotics team coach and chair of Innovation, Engineering, and Entrepreneurship at Northwood, was very pleased to have two of his students receive the award. “This is the third year running we have had Northwood students receive this award,” said Martin. “I am very proud, and it’s great that we have a program that supports young women studying engineering and robotics,” he said.

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