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

Painting Students Display Unique Project

Students in the second trimester painting class at Northwood had a odd but fun project recently. Ms. Van Slyke assigned students to paint chairs influenced by an influential artist. “I have collected antique chairs from various garage sales and stores in preparation for this assignment,” Ms. Van Slyke said.

Students wrote a description of their chair and artist’s style to display in the living room for all to see. Students picked a famous artists and replicated their painting style  and techniques to put on their own chair. The chairs were painted carefully, taking about three weeks to make. The best chairs will be entered into a contest at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts and the others will go home to families.

Sound an Important Character in the Play Anon(ymous)

Anonymous poster FINALNOTE: dues to a coming snowstorm, performances dates and times have changed. Showtimes are now Wednesday, February 13 at 7 pm and Thursday, February 14 at 10 am.

On Sunday morning, as students on campus are getting out of bed to head to brunch, senior Isaac Newcomb is in the sound booth at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, two hours into tech rehearsal for the play Anon(ymous). He is with the members of the crew that the audience never sees. Set designer Sarah Sheridan ’21, Lighting Designer Maggie MacNeil ’22 and Sound Designer Newcomb are running through the hundreds of cues they need to get just right during performances.

It is obvious the team has been working together for months on this project. Director Noel Carmichael utters a few words toward the stage. “Got it,” comes back to the booth. They are beyond speaking in complete sentences.

The opening performance is so near that Carmichael is counting the hours until curtain – just 72. The anxiety among the group is palpable. They have worked so hard and come so far that they know they have something good, but at this rehearsal, they also learn there are many details still to be worked out. They are all-business this morning, trying to squeeze productivity out of every minute.

Newcomb’s role as sound designer is particularly important in this play, which uses many dream-like, evocative sequences filled with abstract sound to advance the plot. Carmichael knew that Newcomb would be perfect for sound design:


Isaac Newcomb ’19 (left) designed the sound for the play; Ms. Noel Carmichael is the director. (Photo: Mr. John Spear)

In this sound clip designed by Newcomb, Angelia Castillo ’21, who plays Nemasani, sings a mournful song originally written by a group in a Lebanese refugee camp in the 1980s. The stage direction said only “Nemasani sings an ancient song:”


Newcomb took a short break during rehearsal to talk about what he enjoys about sound design and what has been most difficult about working on this play:


Isaac Newcomb ’19 programming sound cues in the sound booth at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts (Photo: Mr. John Spear).


In these two sound cues, Newcomb recorded cast members’ voices, layered on other sounds and then distorted the final product to create powerful moments in the play:


Listen to Isaac describe the process he used to create sound for Anon(ymous). He recorded, layered, edited and filtered audio to give the play a distinctive sound that director Noel Carmichael says is “an important character in the play.”



Performances are on Wednesday, February 13 at 10:00 am & 7:00pm at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts.

All shows will be followed by a discussion.

Admission is free and open to the public.
Please email dramaclub@northwoodschool.com to reserve seats

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.

New Play Explores “One of the Most Relevant Issues of Our Time”

NOTE: dues to a coming snowstorm, performances dates and times have changed. Showtimes are now Wednesday, February 13 at 7 pm and Thursday, February 14 at 10 am.

Anonymous poster FINAL

On Wednesday, February 13th, Northwood Drama presents Naomi Iizuka’s Anon(ymous) at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts. As a modern retelling of Homer’s “The Odyssey,” the play tells the story a young refugee called Anon is separated from his mother and journeys through the United States, encountering a wide variety of people — some kind, some dangerous and cruel — as he searches for his family. From a sinister one-eyed butcher to beguiling barflies to a sweatshop, Anon must navigate through a chaotic, ever-changing landscape in this entrancing adaptation of Homer’s Odyssey. [Read more…]

Students Cope with the “Triple Life”

With more than 200 students, Northwood School is larger than it’s ever been. While there are many good things about having more students, there is one consequence that few students like: more triples.


Students in a triple room in 2016-17 (Photo: Mr. MIchael Aldridge).

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Two Alumni Nominated for Hockey Humanitarian

HHAFStevie DeForge ‘15 and Vincent Desharnais ‘15 are both good at hockey, but it is their exemplary leadership in community service has them nominated as college hockey’s “finest citizen.”

Last month the Hockey Humanitarian Award Foundation announced its nominees for the 2019 award. According to the foundation’s website, “the award is presented annually to college hockey’s finest citizen — a student-athlete who makes significant contributions not only to his or her team but also to the community-at-large through leadership in volunteerism.”

There were 17 nominees on the list, and two of them played their prep hockey at Northwood. Both Vincent Desharnais of Providence College and Stevie Deforge of Babson College were nominated for the award which is a huge honor. DeForge was a postgraduate at Northwood after graduating from Boston College High School. Desharnais attended Northwood as a junior for the 2013-14 school year. He left Northwood before graduating to play junior hockey in the BCHL.

Desharnais, a senior defenseman at Providence, hosted a “PC beats cancer” event which raised $5,100 for the Gloria Gemma Foundation which offers programs for patients, survivors, and loved ones.

Desharnais is a prospect of NHL team Edmonton Oilers, and is alternate captain of the Providence Friars. He has earned Hockey East Academic Team honors over the past two seasons.

Deforge is a senior forward at Babson. Is a part of “Need for Lead” which is a non-profit team of volunteers who motivate young students to become actively involved in charitable initiatives in their communities. The team has raised close to $100,000 for charities and scholarship funds. Events he has been influential in are: United Way Food Drive, Stephen “Guy” DeForge Memorial Golf Tournament, Rodman Ride for Kids, Be a Santa to a Senior, Hemophilia Walk, Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Team IMPACT, and the Special Olympics. Stevie also helps with Dexter School and Norwood Youth Hockey programs.

Deforge’s awards and honors include Babson’s Men’s Hockey team tri-captain, Babson student-athlete advisory committee, and 2014 Boston Bruins MIAA Sportsmanship Award recipient.

The fact that two of the nominees were Northwood graduates is outstanding and represents the quality and success that Northwood students aspire to.

The winner of the award will be announced at a ceremony at the NCAA Men’s Frozen Four on April 12 in Buffalo, N.Y.

Winter Weekend Features Hockey Tournament and Much More

shddhdThere is little doubt that the best part of winter at Northwood is Winter Weekend, when the school community — including students, parents and alumni — comes together to celebrate winter sports, catch up with friends, and appreciate unique experiences available in Lake Placid.

Winter Weekend is also the year’s largest sporting event at the school, featuring the 40th Annual Northwood Invitational hockey tournament, in which thirty-six teams will compete in four divisions.


Northwood and Shattuck-St. Mary’s players in the handshake line after a Northwood INvitational game in 2017 (Photo: Mr. Michael Aldridge).

The Junior Team will have three games this weekend in the Showcase Division, which features some of the best U20 hockey teams in North America. On Saturday, January 19th, the Junior Team will play Nichols School. On Sunday, they face St. Andrew’s College, one of Northwood Hockey’s biggest rivals, and on Monday they take on Albany Academy.


Junior team action at the 2018 Northwood Invitational Tournament (Photo: Mr. Michael Aldridge).

The Prep Team will play in the Invitational Division against NH Avalanche and North Broward Prep on Saturday, and against Islanders Hockey Club on Sunday.

For some Northwood athletes, this weekend will be an opportunity to be scouted by junior and college teams and rise to a higher level in their hockey career.


Aimee Headland ’19 celebrates a goal in the 2018 Northwood INvitational (Photo: Mr. Aldridge).

Girls’ Hockey will also be in action this weekend, playing in the Girls’ Invitational Division, with games against Walpole Express and OHA on Saturday, and Rice Prep, the girls’ most bitter geographical rival and league foe, on Sunday.

Complete tournament schedules and results are available on the tournament website.



Pond Hockey on Mirror Lake.


The hockey tournament isn’t the only Northwood event in town this weekend. There will also be receptions for alumni ski racers and for all alumni and parents, a cross country ski outing, and even a pond hockey tournament. A schedule of events is available here.

So no matter if you live and breath ice hockey, or just want to experience beautiful Lake Placid in her winter glory, this weekend at Northwood is the place to be.

Bennett Wins GS at Mont Garceau


Sarah Bennett ’19 atop the podium at Mont Garceau, Quebec on January 15, 2018 (Photo provided).

Senior Sarah Bennet won the Ladies’ Giant Slalom race at Mont Garceau, Quebec today, scoring 35.71 FIS points. It’s Bennett’s first win since she won back-to-back Super G races at Burke Mountain last spring. She has scored in seventeen races so far this season and earned thirteen top-ten finishes.

Bennett, who hopes to make the Canadian National Team, is training and competing with Team Quebec.

See all of Bennett’s results here.

Drama Club Tackles Refugee Crisis in Winter Production


The national discussion on immigration, asylum and refugees is coming to Northwood School. Following a wildly successful fall production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” the Northwood Drama Club is changing the pace and producing a topical play. According to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), there are currently more than 65 million people displaced worldwide—the highest number on record since the agency began collecting statistics. The Drama Club hopes to humanize the experience of these individuals who otherwise seem distant and different from us.

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