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  

 

Northwood Robotics Goes 6-4 at World Championships 

Members of the Northwood Robotics team posed for a photo at the 2022 FIRST Robotics World Championships in Houston, April 2022 (Photo provided).

The Northwood Robotics Team travelled to Houston, Texas over spring break to compete in the FIRST Robotics World Championships. It’s the first time Northwood has qualified for the prestigious event. After a long season of preparation and hard work, they earned their place at the world championship, and the finished the competition with a winning record.  

Teams go through qualifications, which include 10 matches. At the end of qualifications, the teams that place in the top 8 then pick 3 other teams to be with them. Northwood’s robotics team won 6 and lost 4 in the qualifying round, which is outstanding for their first world championship, but unfortunately, they didn’t get picked to advance.  

There were 75 teams in their division and Northwood Robotics placed 46th based on points and placed in the top 20 based on wins and losses. 

The team was encouraged by the performance.

“It was fantastic. There were 25,000 people at the arena. We focused mainly on being a strong defensive team,” David Garvey, one of the team’s leaders, said. “We played some really good defense. We held some of the best teams in the world down really well. We were one of the best defensive robots there. It was an unreal experience going to such a huge event, it will be a tournament I remember for the rest of my life. We learned so much from this trip. Experiencing new things and meeting new people helped me develop as a person. Overall, it was a fantastic experience,” Garvey concluded. 

The robotics team found success despite having several issues getting to Houston. They were supposed to fly out of Albany at 9:30 on a Tuesday morning, but their plane broke down. The team began to worry that they wouldn’t make it to Houston. Thankfully, United Airlines gave them a coach ride to a hotel in New York, and with a 3:00 am start the next day, they finally made it to Houston.  

“We arrived in Houston at 8:30 a.m., and it took us an hour to get to the competition. We competed hard all day and got back to the hotel around 7:30 p.m. which gave us a bit of time to rest, but not much, because we had to be at the competition at 6 a.m. the next day,” Garvey said. 

The students who represented Northwood Robotics in the competition were Anthony Lavigne ‘22, Brian Bette ‘23, Brian Brady ‘24, David Garvey ‘22, Kiet Do ‘22, Matthew Burns ‘22, Minh-Khoi Nguyen ‘23, Mitchell Tuttle ‘24, Piper Teig ‘25, and Wyatt Wardlaw ‘24.  Mr. Martin is the coach and mentor of the team and Ms. Martin also serves as a team mentor.  

These students have worked hard all year and have talent and passion for robotics. They are happy with their performance in Houston and are optimistic about Northwood’s future in robotics. It was a great tournament for Northwood School and a valuable experience for students. 

Prom Set for May 19th with “Midnight Garden” Theme 

Midnight GardenStudents are extremely optimistic about this year’s prom, which will be the last social activity for the 2022 graduates. This year’s Northwood Prom theme is “Midnight Garden.” 

Prom is an opportunity for students to make memories they will remember for the rest of their lives; it also gives students something to look forward to after a long, stressful year at school.   

“I am really looking forward to this year’s prom, as a 2022 graduate this is a significant event for me and other 2022 graduates,” Aristide Gry ‘22 said. “I am optimistic about the prom theme; I think the prom committee chose very wisely this year and made a good decision choosing Midnight Garden.” 

The Northwood Prom committee chose “Midnight Garden” because they wanted the same feel as last year’s “Enchanted Garden,” but this year they wanted to step it up a notch. Students can use endless creativity to choose what they’re going to wear. Midnight Garden is also a very calm, creative vibe that lets students enjoy their big night and allows them to have some fun.   

Student activities coordinator Ms. Carrie Donatello, one of the organizers for the prom this year, shared some details of the event: “The prom will take place on Thursday, May 19th, a day before senior dinner. The prom will begin at approximately 7:00 p.m. and will be held on campus under the same giant tent used for senior dinner and graduation. Guests from outside of Northwood are welcome to join us this year,” Ms. Donatello, added, and “it will cost $70 per student.” The food offerings will be different this year. “There will be two food trucks, so there will be a variety of options for students to choose from,” said Mrs. Donatello. There will also be a pre-prom reception in the living room and a dessert table at the end of prom. 

Because the event is mostly outside and COVID-19 community levels are not high, the school will not require proof of a COVID-19 vaccination or proof of a negative test. “We hope the whole school will participate,” said Donatello, “it will be like a formal party.” 

Start preparing your outfit for this year’s prom on May 19th. Remember, the theme is “Midnight Garden,” so dress appropriately. Northwood encourages all students to attend promit will be a night to remember. 

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.

New League for Soccer Team

The Northwood Soccer team has joined a new league that is considered the best pre-college league in the United States. USL Academy has been created to enhance the level of play for hundreds of players throughout the United States.

The new league is an affiliate of the United Soccer League (USL). Originally founded in 1986, the United Soccer League has become, according to its web site, “one of the most sophisticated soccer organizations in North America over the past decade.“

The USL Academy League season is aligned with the pro calendars of Championship & League One, meaning play begins in April and continues, through the summer, until November. The league believes this alignment will make the transition from the youth to pro levels easier for the top pro prospects.

“The USL Academy League and Academy Cup will give our boys regular games against top competition and a proving ground to be evaluated for our USL League Two team,” head coach Jon Moodey said.  Our goal is to win trophies and we expect to be competitive at the national level.”

Northwood’s soccer team competed in the USL Academy league’s inaugural season in 2021. Northwood (and Black Rock Football Club) is the only team in the league consisting of students attending the same school. Most of the other teams are affiliates of professional or club programs.

League play starts for the Huskies after spring break and continues into November, including numerous matches during the summer break.

Robotics Team is Headed to Nationals 

The Northwood Robotics Team has qualified for its first-ever national championship. The Huskies are headed to Houston during spring break for the 2022 FIRST Championship.

Some of the member of the Northwood Robotics Team (6300), including (l to r) Mr. Jeff Martin, Kirk NguyenLe ’23, Mitchell Tuttle ’24, and David Garvey ’22 (Photo: .

The Robotics team qualified for the national championship by winning the “The Engineering Inspiration Award” at a regional competition earlier this season. This award recognizes a team’s engineering and design skills for their robot; it also recognizes how well they work together and work with other teams. The Northwood Robotics Team showed great perseverance and resilience which inspired many Northwood students and staff. 

The 2022 FIRST Championship is April 20 – 23 in Houston, Texas. FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is a robotics community that inspires young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership. 

The Northwood students on Team 6300 always work to help other teams,” Mr. Jeff Martin, the mentor for the robotics team, said. “At this event they specifically gave a great deal of help (programming, parts, strategy, etc.) to the Lake Placid High School team,” Martin added.  

Martin believes the Huskies deserved the engineering award. “The judges at the event were impressed by how well kids knew and understood their robot design and how well they communicated their ideas to the judges,” Martin said.  

Earning a trip to nationals is a huge honor. “Winning this award qualified the team for the FIRST Robotics Competition World Championship in Houston in April,” Martin said. “Only 3 awards at any competition will earn you a trip to World Champs. They also earned a $5,000 NASA sponsorship,” Martin boasted. 

“It was a fantastic tournament,” robotics team member David Garvey ‘22 said of the event that qualified the Huskies for nationals. “It was only our second tournament this year. It could have been better though. We got unlucky with some of our assigned alliances. However, we still succeeded.” 

Garvey has high hopes for the Huskies in Houston. “We are excited to compete against the top 600 teams in the world,” Garvey said. “We are aiming to place really high in that tournament and potentially win it.” 

Students interested in getting involved in robotics should reach out to Mr. Martin or Ms. Carmichael.  

This Robotics Team has inspired many students and faculty around campus. Northwood wishes the Robotics Team good luck in Houston and hope they come home with a trophy. 

New Investment Club Generating Interest 

Clubs are an important part of life at Northwood School. They help students diversify from their commitment to sports and academics. A popular new club this year is the Investment Club founded by two seniors and advised by Mr. Kelvin Martinez.  

The idea for the investment club came from Slater Loffredo ‘22 and Berhanu Stevens ‘22. Club advisor Mr. Martinez wears many hats at school: in addition to advising student investors, he is also the boys U17 soccer coach, Spanish instructor, and Dean of Multicultural Affairs.  

“Berhanu and I are really interested in trading and stocks,” Loffredo said. “We found out that Mr. Martinez knows a lot about the topic, so we asked if he would be willing to share some investment and stock tips with students.” 

Now over a year later, the investment club has a regular attendance of around 12 students at each meeting.  

“During the meetings we all get our computers out and login to our TD Ameritrade paper trading accounts,” Loffredo continued. “These accounts are set up so we are not using actual money and we can practice the basics of investing without any risk of financial loss.”  

Mr. Aaron Garvey P’25 speaking to the investment club at the Innovation Hub in February 2022 (photo: Mr. Michael Aldridge).

The accounts use real time data and act as any other account funded with real money would. This allows the students and Mr. Martinez to have open discussions on different investing strategies as well as spotting investing trends.  

Last month, the club welcomed guest speaker Mr. Aaron Garvey P’25 to the Innovation Hub. Mr. Garvey, a parent of a current student, has had a long and successful career in finance. Garvey mentored students on the psychology of a successful investor. Each attendee had an opportunity to create an individualized investing plan and receive feedback. 

Students interested in the Investment Club should reach out to Mr. Martinez, Slater Loffredo or Berhanu Stevens. 

Northwood’s Playlist: March 2022

Original Illustration by Julia Turner ’23. More by Julia on Instagram @blixd_eyed.

According to psychologists from psychology-spot.com, “…we listen to certain songs again and again because they generate a kind of addiction. When we like a song or link it to some positive experience, it activates the reward system in our brain by releasing dopamine. Since that song makes us feel good and generates a pleasant feeling of comfort, it is normal that we want to listen to it again and again.” 

The Mirror wanted to know what songs students were listening to that make them happy. This playlist (Apple Music | Spotify) represents Northwood students when they are most happy. We spoke with fifteen students, and this is what they told us.  

Peppi DelliQuadri ‘22

The song Homecoming makes me happy because the beat is uplifting and pumps me up.”

Sam Lyne ’24

“This song gets me motivated to get things done. The message of the song is to live your life to the fullest and to not listen to people who tell you can’t do something.”

Nori Fitzsimmons ‘24

“It makes me feel full of serotonin and euphoric, and it reminds me of the time I started listening to it: car rides with my friends.”

Abigail Sinclair ‘23

“It reminds me of my childhood. The lyric, ‘and the butterflies fly away’ remind me to not be as nervous.” 

Brady Hildreth ‘22

“This song calms me down and takes away the stress of school work and anything else that is going on in life.”

Gus Garvey ‘25

“This song a reminder of going on long road trips with my family. I remember that song playing when we arrived in Old Forge. I associate it with a sense of optimism and anticipation.”

Katie Demers ‘24

”They lyric, “Don’t wanna think about her, or wear a ring without her” makes me feel that everyone has a person, and it might always not be the person you expect it to be and at the beginning it’s hard to realize this.

The lyric, “And see the world through whiskey glasses, and I need a better view, where I don’t drink to you” makes me feel that moving on is hard, but without moving on you’re just going to keep reliving the same events.” 

Matt Brady ‘22

Trademark USA makes me happy because I associate it with good memories.”

Maisie Crane ‘23

“The song is really good, and I like the artist. It is my current favorite song from Tame Impala.” 

Jackson Smith ‘23


“I enjoy Pursuit of Happiness because it reminds me of summer nights driving around with the boys and not a care in the world.”

Leah DeFilippo ‘22

“This is a good song to work out to. I find the lyrics funny.”

Cilla Nee ‘22

“I really like this song because I associate it with positive memories, and it is by far my favorite band.”

Caroline Purcell ’24

“This song makes me think of summer and the memories I made, makes me feel happy and puts me in a good mood.”

Hillary Larsen ‘22

“This song reminds me of my childhood and I like the guitar.” 

Kate Broderick ‘22

My sister and I listen to this song a lot when we’re driving together, and it’s always been fun to sing along to.” 

 

 

Undefeated U19 Team Wins Group at Vegas Showcase

The U19 soccer team at the 2022 Players Showcase in Las Vegas (Photo: Black Rock Football Club).

Both Black Rock teams traveled to Las Vegas to compete in the famous “Players Showcase” that took place on March 11-13, in which both teams played 4 games. 

The U19 team shone and achieved 3 wins and 1 draw, being number one in their group after a very good group performance. 

The U17 team fared less well but showed great promise while losing two games and drawing in two. 

Both teams will look to continue fighting this weekend at that Black Rock-hosted Showcase in Albany.  The teams are working to achieve good results in this showcase. 

Students Excited for Winter Carnival 

The annual Northwood Winter Carnival is set to return today. The Winter Carnival has been a part of Northwood’s history for many years now and is an important event for many of the students and staff. Students get to enjoy a day off from classes and other commitments while participating in a friendly competition with other members of the school. 

Winter Carnival was canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic, but it returned in 2021 and was a highlight of the school year for many students. Jacob Jaslow ‘23 is enthusiastic about the winter carnival.  

“As a third year here, I have only experienced one winter carnival, but it was a lot of fun. Everybody is super competitive, and it’s nice to see everyone come together for this event. Everyone in the school is a competitor in something, and it is interesting to see everyone showcase their skillsets.” 

The Winter Carnival is comprised of many different events that occur throughout the day. Each student is assigned to one of four teams, called “Peaks” named after Adirondack mountains: Skylight, Gothics, Big Slide, and Wolfjaws.  

The four peaks compete in 20 events to be the ultimate winner for the day. The events include dodgeball, tug-of-war, curling, broomball, talent show, baking contest, snow football, dogsled race, and many more. The events begin at 9 AM and continue until after dinner. The night concludes with ice cream sundaes in the dining room and music and games in the indoor turf field. 

Winter Carnival is a day that practically every student looks forward to, and Jaslow is no different. “It’s an experience I won’t forget, and I would recommend it to anyone who inquires about it. Roll Gothics.” 

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