Student Achievement Honored in Virtual Co-Curricular Award Ceremony

Every year at this time commencement is just around the corner, which means events celebrating the academic and athletic achievements of Northwood students. This special time has always begun with a Co-Curricular Awards Banquet, the opportunity to recognize the outstanding athletic achievements for each co-curricular sport. However, with this year ending very differently and suddenly compared to every other year since the opening of Northwood, students were sent home early and classes are currently taking place online, the faculty community has worked hard to ensure that all co-curricular achievements are still recognized.

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Under normal circumstances, the entire Northwood community would get ready for the Co-Curricular Awards Banquet, a formal dinner followed by the co-curricular awards presentation. This is where the students are identified for their accomplishments surrounded by their friends, teammates, all other coaches, and the rest of the community. One member from each activity is selected by the faculty to receive the award on this night, sometimes making it very challenging for the coaches. However, for all co-curricular activities in the 2019-2020 season and all the student-athletes to be recognized received their award differently. Jaden Klebba ‘21 winner of the Alpine Skiing Girls award talked about how she felt; she said, “I was definitely caught by surprise when I heard my name in the video, I expected it to be one of my teammates. I personally believe any girl on my team could have won but it definitely made me feel good about myself, especially after a season that wasn’t quite as rewarding as I had wished”. Another award winner, Daniel Colabufo ‘20, winner of Junior Boys Hockey award, said “It was an honor and I appreciate the kind words Coach Cassidy said about me. It was not the same experience as in-person but given the circumstances, I thought the ceremony was really good.”

It was definitely a different style of an award presentation, but Northwood made sure to do their best and Klebba reflected upon it, “part of me wishes that the award ceremony could have happened in person but I know that there are much bigger things that everyone is missing out on right now, besides I wouldn’t have known how to act”.

All coaching staff got together on a video call from their own homes to announce their chosen winners, which were announced publicly on Wednesday 6th May 2020. The video was released to allow all students a part of the Northwood community to see the appointed award winners in their specific sport and many congratulation messages were sent all over the world.

2019-2020 Co-Curricular Awards from Northwood School on Vimeo.

Student Project to Distribute Masks to “Second-Line” Essential Workers

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Quy-An “Q” NguyenLe ’21 is the founder of The Mask Hub.

The Innovation Hub has transformed from facial shield production to a command center for The Mask Hub, a community outreach project created by Northwood School junior Quy-An “Q” NguyenLe ’21.

The project is in the process of distributing more than 100,000 tested, certified, reusable, 3-ply cloth masks are being donated and distributed to North Country residents and second-line essential workers. She has plans to significantly ramp up distribution to more than one million masks.

Her goal is to minimize the competition that has formed between medical facilities and non-medical facilities over the already limited supply of disposable surgical masks, by providing the public with high-quality reusable protective cloth masks. To support the Hub and projects such as Q’s, visit GiveCampus.

Maher: Face shield project wraps up

NOTE: This column, written by Head of School Michael Maher, was originally published in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise.

The newly married Leigh and Gino Riffle help make face shields at Northwood School’s Innovation Hub in Lake Placid. (Photo provided)

As fears of the virus and a lack of personal protective equipment for health care workers began to swell in our region, new uses for 3D printers began to circulate. Our Associate Head of School Tom “Brody” Broderick quickly jumped into a leadership role, teaming up with local entrepreneurs and teachers to bring together the Northern NY 3D Printing Network, a collaboration between North Country high schools, volunteer printers, residents and businesses.

Forty-five days later, the initiative has concluded at the Innovation Hub at Northwood School on Main Street, and we are proud to announce that with the tremendous support of the community of volunteers, 3,000 face shields were made and delivered.

The initiative and 3D printer network spread into three regional hubs, of which the Innovation Hub at Northwood School supported the Tri-Lakes, Beekmantown Central School District supplied the Lake Champlain area, and a group of community leaders banded together to manage production for St. Lawrence County. We delivered 1,600-plus hospital-grade facial shields to Adirondack Health, Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital, Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center, Clifton-Fine Medical Center, Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown, Elizabethtown Community Hospital and Hudson Headwaters Health Network. We delivered 300 first-responder-grade face shields to Lake Placid, Keene Valley, Wilmington, Colton Rescue, Essex County Emergency Services and Warren County Emergency Services. We delivered 650-plus first-responder-grade face shields to nursing homes in Lake Placid and North Creek, Will Rogers at Saranac Lake, and throughout St. Lawrence County through United Helpers. Lastly, we also delivered 125-plus face shields of first responder quality to individual groups, alumnae and/or community members. Groups included North Country Life Flight, North Country Life Net, local doctors, urgent care of Saranac Lake, animal hospitals and others.

The North Country community came together in a remarkable way. We would like to recognize and thank Tom “Brody” Broderick alongside the members of the core group including Andrea Audi, Brad Rafferty, Jeff Erenstone, Debbie Erenstone, Brian LaValley, Dan Mannix, Nathaniel Horn, Matt Burnett, Sarah Galvin, Marc Galvin, Michael Aldridge and Darcy Norfolk.

Rising freshman Drew Donatello, left, and Tom Broderick of Northwood School help make face shields at the school’s Innovation Hub on Main Street, Lake Placid. (Photo provided)

Thank you to all of the printers, printing volunteers, schools, organizations and businesses that have supported this initiative, including Lake Placid Central School District, Saranac Lake Central School District, SUNY Canton, St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES, Loreman’s Screenprinting, UPS Store, Compass Printing, Bookstore Plus, Adirondack Foundation, Adirondack Daily Enterprise, North Country Public Radio, Sun Community News, Post-Star, Paul Strack, Scott Shipley, Cathy Tedford, Bill Short Jared Bandru, Bob Bever, Bob, Jennifer Bourdette, Scott Brightwell, Logan Coggins, David Craig, Terry Fishlock, Calista Fraser, Kaden Jewell, Emma Keilmeier, Kyle Lapan, Aaron Miller, Corey Moussea, Elliot Mousseau, Dylan Murnane, Kaleb Pecoraro, Brian Post, Randy Pray, Jonathon Santamoor, Kate Sears, Jo Skiff, Ben Smith, Lief Sorgule, Randy T. Todd II, Michael Walters, Sam Baker, Amelia Brady, Brian Brady, Matthew Brady, Alicia Brandes, Brian Brandes, Kate Broderick, Angie Carlisto, Dan Carlisto, Olaf Carlson, Kelly Carter, Josh Dann, Andy Donatello, Carrie Donatello, Drew Donatello, Zach Dupree, Francis Eisenger, Laura Finnerty-Paul, Lori Fitzgerald, Peter Frenette, Tricia Garrett, Trevor Gilligan, Lisa G., Woo Jeon, Mary Jane Lawrence, Sydney Lawrence, Lia Loomis, Jeff Martin, Jason McComber, David Miller, Karen Miller, Meredith Miller, Tony Miller, Chase Ormiston, Matt Paul, Olivia Paul, Wendy Poole, Trish Preston, Amy Quinn, Gino Riffle, Leigh Riffle, Alex Russo, Cammy Sheridan, Elise Stosiek, Brian Vasser, Jason Wamsganz, Carrie Wardlaw, Tait Wardlaw, Teegan Wardlaw, Wyatt Wardlaw, Ellen Yousey, Ken Yousey and Zach Zienko, and so many others that may not be named here.

We live in an incredible community, and during this challenging time, we have generously shown that we are #inthistogether.

Students React to School’s Decision to Stay Online for the Rest of the Year

VictoryBellNorthwood Head of School, Mr. Michael Maher, recently announced the extension of online learning through the remainder of the school year. Read Mr. Maher’s statement here.

Students are disappointed with the decision but understand the school is doing what is best.

Robert Renner ‘21 said, “I’m sad to see this school year end like this. I am in my junior year of high school, and I’ve been to three different high schools. I can say my time at Northwood has been by far the best of my high school experience. I can’t do much about this whole situation except look forward to the Northwood experience I’ll have next year.”

Jazlyn Lluberes ‘23 said, “I can’t believe the school year had to end so quickly. I was excited to experience my first spring trimester at Northwood since everyone says it’s the best time of the year.”  Haley Donatello ‘21 agreed. She said, “I was sad when Mr. Maher made it official.”

But students acknowledged that the decision was inevitable. Patrik Bruna ‘22 said, “It’s very unfortunate that Northwood closed, but I think it’s right to keep students safe.” Ben Norton ‘22 supported the school’s decision. “The school did the right thing because the virus is getting increasingly worse all around the world. I’m fortunate that I get to go back to school next year.”

Mr. Maher’s video to the Northwood community touched others’ hearts as well. “When I watched the video from Mr. Maher, I got so sad. I just feel like the last time everyone at Northwood was together, all we did was talk about online classes. There should have been one last meeting to address what would happen if we didn’t come back. I can’t imagine how the seniors feel,” Addie Castillo ‘21 said.

Johnny Cielo ‘21 also sympathized with the seniors. “It’s going to be hard for the seniors to not be able to go back next year to see their friends, experience Winter Carnival and spring sports, and just be in Lake Placid as it warms up. I’m going to miss them. I hope they have an awesome future ahead of them,” said Cielo.

Seniors were devastated that the commencement ceremony for the class of 2020 was canceled. Zachary Ellsworth ‘20 said, “It’s extremely overwhelming to see my four years at Northwood end like this. I haven’t really been sure of how to react. I’m just sort of hoping that everything is a joke. I’ve worked so hard for these past four years. To see the best of my four years come to an end like this kills me. It almost feels like everything I’ve done in high school has been wasted. It’s a terrible feeling. I hope everyone can get together this summer at some point for a commencement ceremony because that is something that needs to happen,” Ellsworth added.

Other seniors were equally heartbroken. Emily Cairo ‘20 said, “When Mr. Maher mentioned the seniors in his video, I started crying. I’m not surprised that the year ended like this, but I’m still speechless.”

Nate Boak ‘20 said, “I know that this is for our safety, that it’s the best thing to do in a time like this. But it still sucks to not be able to walk across the stage.” Margot Rouquette ‘20 is not yet ready to bid farewell to her high school experience either. “High-school graduation is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that we’re all going to have to miss out on,” said Rouquette. “I’m sad that I didn’t get to say a proper goodbye to everyone. We left too fast. I’m gonna miss Northwood more than anything,” she added.

Four-year survivors were most disappointed. Martin McDonough ‘20 said, “I think it’s absolutely heartbreaking that myself and all the seniors won’t be able to finish our senior year at school, the place a lot of us call home. Not being able to walk the stage on graduation day is frustrating, especially for us four-year survivors.”

Julia Geraldi ‘20 had a hard time accepting the truth. “Over the past month, it has taken me time to fully realize that school is over and I won’t be going back. I’m a four-year senior, so I was very disappointed that this is how my Northwood life will end. I hope this is for the greater good. I’m still in touch with friends and keeping up with school and workouts. Hopefully, I’ll get to head up to Lake Placid for one final goodbye.”

Braelyn Tebo ‘20 has also been at Northwood for her entire high school career. “When school went online in March, I was sad,” said Tebo. “But I was still holding onto the hope that we might come back at least for graduation. When we got the official announcement that we won’t be coming back, I felt like that hope for my senior year was lost. It was heartbreaking that I will never really get to say goodbye to the place I’ve called home for the past four years. I’m not ready to say goodbye to Northwood,” said Tebo.

As of now, the 2020 commencement ceremony is canceled. However, the school is planning ways to recognize the senior class and will keep students notified of any changes. The FAQ released with Mr. Maher’s announced said, “We know that the question of commencement is weighing heavily on the hearts and minds of our seniors and their families. Please know that this weighs heavily on our hearts and minds as well. While we will not speculate what such a ceremony will look like, we are committed to finding a way to honor the outstanding Class of 2020 and their achievements in ways that will include an event on campus at some point in the future that will include all members of the class of 2020 ringing the victory bell.”

The Mirror wishes the Northwood community dispersed across the globe the best of luck.  For more information and updates, please visit the COVID-19 webpage on Northwood’s website. 

Father John Reflects on the Church in the Pandemic

Rev. John Yonkovig is the parish priest at Saint Agnes Church in Lake Placid. Staff writer Olivia Paul spoke to Yonkovig to learn how he is staying connected to God and his parishioners during the pandemic and what the Church’s food pantry is doing for people during this tough time.

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The Rev. John Yonkovig of St. Agnes Church on Easter Sunday 2019 (photo: Peter Crowley/Adirondack Daily Enterprise)

Yonkovig is concerned about the volunteers and clients of the church’s food pantry. “As always the Interfaith Food Pantry is supplying food to anyone who is in need,” said Father John. “The Interfaith Food Pantry is supported by faith communities in Lake Placid. Hannaford’s Grocery is a very vital part of this outreach. What is different today,” he added, “is our concern for the well-being of all patrons and volunteers in this Coronavirus time.  In the past, people would freely gather in the basement of St. Agnes and socialize while getting their needed supplies. No longer is this possible.” Father John described how the food pantry is practicing social distancing and keeping everyone safe while also meeting the community’s needs. “Now, pre-packaged parcels of food for families of 2 or 4 or more are prepared. Volunteers distribute the packages at the curbside.

How the parishioners practice their faith has also changed because of the pandemic. “The Governor has prohibited all large gatherings; therefore, we can no longer celebrate public Mass,” said Yonkovig.  “For Catholics, this is a very difficult time because we are a community-based church, a family of faith, the Body of Christ.” Father John has given his parishioners guidance for continuing their faith practice when going to church isn’t possible. “I have encouraged people to pray at home using the sacred scriptures,” said Father John. “The technological world we live in allows for people to participate in Mass on TV or on the web.”

In fact, St. Agnes Church is modifying its practices and using technology to bring its community together during the Holy Week that includes Palm Sunday, Good Friday and Easter. “On Holy Thursday, April 9, the day we celebrate the Last Supper with Jesus and his disciples,” said Father John, “St. Agnes will have its first ‘drive-in’ Eucharistic Adoration. People are invited to sit in their cars in the [St. Agnes Elementary] school parking lot and a small altar will hold the Eucharist for all to see. The parish radio station, WCLP 98.3 will have sacred music and scripture readings so that we can pray together at a safe distance in our cars,” he added.

On the St. Agnes Church website for Holy Week, Rev. John Yonkovig shares a reflection on Psalm 23, followed by a sung rendition of Psalm 23 by the Parish Music Ministry Team:

Father John emphasized the importance of community and faith connections during this difficult time. “Staying connected to God may well be easier during this time of solitude and quiet.  Without all of the normal activities of life, this quiet time allows one to open their hearts to God who is always with us. ‘Be still and know that I am God’ is a line from the Bible that has great importance today,” said Yonkovig.

Father John observed that there might be a silver lining in this pandemic. “In our fear and anxiety, God tells us, ‘Do not be afraid.’ In the quiet of our hearts, we hear that message.  I believe the world will become closer to God through this crisis.”

Week in Pictures: Pandemic Leads to Suspension of Campus Activities and Moves Classes Online

Olivia Paul ‘21 is the only Lake Placid resident on The Mirror’s staff, who hasn’t dispersed back home throughout the world. While students are away from Northwood’s campus, Olivia will write regular dispatches that portray what she sees on campus and around Lake Placid. This is her first post.

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On the evening of Wednesday, March 11th, students were informed that they would be sent home in an effort to control the spread of the global coronavirus pandemic. Students were shocked and had little time to process the news before they had to pack. It was strange to see the dormitory hallways appear as if it was the end of the school year. Some students took everything home. Others packed their rooms completely and took only what they could bring on the bus or plane. And some students left their rooms intact — as if they were going home for spring break.

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There were a lot of sad goodbyes throughout the school community as everyone left campus for their homes. The sudden departure was most difficult for seniors, who leave campus uncertain if they will have a traditional Northwood graduation.

Even though the students had left, the teachers were still working. Faculty spent two days in workshops to learn how to move their courses online to GoogleClassroom. Online classes began yesterday.

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Local schools are closed too, and some faculty children were hanging around campus entertaining themselves as their parents attended workshops about online teaching. Many Northwood teachers will homeschool their children while they teach their online classes. Most are doing both for the first time.

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We had the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in the Lake Placid area on Tuesday, March 17. Everyone has been advised to stay home and hunker down to minimize the spread of this virus. Lake Placid is a ghost town. Many businesses are closed. Bars and restaurants, if not closed altogether, are serving takeout only. Whiteface Mountain and all Olympic venues, including the hockey rinks, are closed. Major events, like the ECAC hockey championships, the World Synchronized Skating Championship, and Can/Am Hockey Tournaments, have been canceled. The library is asking patrons to not return books. Parking is usually difficult to find in Lake Placid, but today village parking lots are empty.

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This year was supposed to be the first spring that Northwood School had a track team, but the track season — as well as lacrosse, tennis, crew, white water kayaking, golf, and rock climbing — may not happen at all.

A small number of international students remained on campus for a brief period while they made arrangements to go home or find a place to stay off-campus. Northwood’s nursing staff prepared guidance for faculty on campus in the event that a student developed symptoms of COVID-19. Nurses also prepared personal protective equipment kits to help teachers stay safe while assisting a sick student. Thankfully, as of today, no students or staff have become ill.

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The Hannaford grocery store that students go to on their Sunday “jitney runs” has empty shelves, as local residents stockpile toilet paper, hand sanitizer, fresh fruit, and vegetables.

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The coronavirus pandemic is disrupting the college search, especially for juniors. Northwood canceled the March 14 administration of the SAT. The College Board canceled the May SAT worldwide, and the status of the May AP exams is uncertain. Colleges everywhere are canceling campus tours and information sessions at a time when most juniors are typically scheduling campus visits.

Photographs by Mr. John Spear, Mr. Chisondi Mzese, Ms. Ingrid Van Slyke, Mr. Jim Dingle, and Olivia Paul ’21.

Campus Closes and Classes Go Online in Response to COVID-19

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For just the second time in Northwood School’s 115-year history, the school is closing its campus in response to an emergency. Head of School Michael Maher announced the move via email on Wednesday, March 11 and Assistant Head for School Life Mr. Spear elaborated and answered questions at a hastily-announced school meeting that evening. They explained the move was intended to help stop the spread of the global pandemic known as Coronavirus, which causes COVID-19. The last time school operations were suspended in response to an emergency was during World War II.

Maher’s letter to the community is below. The Mirror will have continuing and extensive coverage of the situation beginning this week.

———- Forwarded message ———
From: Mr. Michael J. Maher
Date: Wed, Mar 11, 2020 at 7:30 PM
Subject: Important Message from Mr. Maher Re: COVID-19
To: Northwood Community
Dear Northwood Community,

The COVID-19 virus has continued to spread, and many parts of the United States and the world have been impacted. All of us are concerned about how the virus will affect our daily lives over the next weeks and months. To best protect the health and well-being of our campus community, we need to focus on reducing its possible effects.

While New York State and Essex County have both declared states of emergency, currently there are no confirmed cases at Northwood School, or in Lake Placid and Essex County.  Given the rapid spread of the virus and its proximity to our dense residential community in Lake Placid, itself a destination for millions of visitors each year, we have made a series of decisions we believe are in the best interests of our students, faculty, and staff. The aim in all our deliberations has been to move quickly and thoughtfully to minimize, as best as we can, the risk of exposure for members of our community while continuing to fulfill our educational mission.

I have consulted with Northwood School trustees and school leaders, as well as experts in public health, and colleagues at other boarding and college institutions. I have concluded, after careful analysis, that Northwood School will cease all on-campus programming and transition all instruction online as of today, March 11, 2020. Tomorrow we will prepare students for online learning and assist them with their travel arrangements. Student departures may begin as early as 2:00 pm.

We plan to resume on-campus instruction and other programming on Monday, April 27, which will leave four weeks for classes, AP exams, and other year-end activities, including commencement and LEAP. Of course, resuming on-campus programming at that time depends on the status of the coronavirus. We will monitor the situation closely and communicate regularly with everyone in the Northwood community.

We come to this decision with mixed emotions. We believe it is the most effective approach to protect our students, faculty, and families. This allows us to do our part to contain, prepare for and cope with the spread of the virus.

As social distancing is becoming a new normal, distance learning is an effective means to continue to educate and be responsible for outcomes for our students. Northwood School is fully equipped to migrate to online learning and we are confident that students and faculty will transition effectively. We are committed to supporting our students and teachers throughout this process.

We recognize that this communication raises a significant number of questions, which we will address in communications to follow. We ask for your patience as our students adjust to this news and we properly formulate individual return and transition plans.

If you have any questions, you can reach John Spear, Assistant Head for School Life or Dr. Laura Finnerty Paul, Dean of Academics.

Thank you all for your understanding, your patience, and your partnership during this challenging time.

Regards,

Michael Maher

Head of School

Second Trimester Honor Rolls Announced

honorrollMarch 11, 2020 — Dr. Laura Finnerty Paul, Northwood School’s Dean of Academic Affairs, today announced the Honor Rolls for the second trimester of the 2019-20 school year, which concluded on Thursday, February 13.

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+

  • Rintaro Akasaka ‘20
  • Amelia Brady ‘21
  • Katherine Broderick ‘22
  • Angelia Castillo ‘21
  • Ryan Cielo ‘21
  • Ellie Colby ‘21
  • Kira Cook ‘23
  • Nora Dawood ‘23
  • Ava Day ‘21
  • Peppi DelliQuadri ‘22
  • Norah Dempsey ‘21
  • Haley Donatello ‘21
  • Patrick Doyle ‘20
  • Zachary Ellsworth ‘20
  • Magdalena Erbenova ‘20
  • Courtney Fairchild ‘20
  • Aiden Ziyad Fakhuri ‘20
  • Ella Fesette ‘22
  • Lucas French ‘20
  • Caroline Harrison ‘22
  • Erin “Lexi” Hooper ‘20
  • Su Hae “Jessica” Jang ‘20
  • Jadenlin Klebba ‘21
  • Madison Kostoss ‘21
  • Jazlyn Lluberes ‘23
  • Anja Martin ‘22
  • Santiago Matheu ‘20
  • Andrew Mazza ‘21
  • Keith Mutunga ‘21
  • Christie-Ann Nelson ‘23
  • Iva-Amanda Nelson ‘23
  • Quy-An NguyenLe ‘21
  • Rowen Norfolk ‘22
  • Maximilian Oechsner ‘21
  • Mateo Rodriguez Cortina ‘20
  • Abigail Sinclair ‘23
  • Adria Tebo ‘23
  • Emilie Venne ‘20
  • Kara Wentzel ‘22
  • Zachary Zientko ‘21

 

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

  • Kendin Basden ‘22
  • Matthew Brady ‘22
  • Adelia Castillo ‘21
  • Gabby Cote ‘21
  • Maisie Crane ‘23
  • Cisco DelliQuadri ‘20
  • William Donato ‘21
  • Macie Eisenhart ‘23
  • Alvaro Galan Ortega ‘20
  • Christophe Garon ‘20
  • Kathryn Hagness ‘21
  • Carson Hall ‘22
  • Audrey Higgins-Lopez ‘21
  • Jacob Jaslow ‘23
  • Nathan Kirschenbaum ‘21
  • Lars Kroes ‘21
  • Hillary Larsen ‘22
  • Aidan Lasky ‘22
  • Junyeop Lee ‘23
  • Slater Loffredo ‘22
  • Ashlyn McGrath ‘21
  • Luc Mikula ‘21
  • Thebe Mosehathebe ‘23
  • Chase Ormiston ‘21
  • Santiago Perez Diosdado ‘22
  • Noah Pittman ‘21
  • Imani Rodriguez ‘20
  • William Rosen ‘20
  • Bernardo Simoes ‘20
  • Lily Spiegel ‘22
  • Marcelo Suarez Rojas ‘20
  • Braelyn Tebo ‘20
  • Mariema Thioubou ‘23
  • Johann Tremblay-Kau ‘22
  • Joey Winthrop ‘23
  • Hin Sum Wong ‘20

 

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-

  • Marina Alvarez ‘21
  • Brian Bette ‘22
  • Tyler Boudreau ‘22
  • Matthew Burns ‘22
  • John Cielo ‘21
  • Cody Cleaveland ‘23
  • Daniel Colabufo ‘20
  • Connor DeAngelis ‘22
  • Benjamin DeGirolamo ‘21
  • Eli Jean-Francois ‘21
  • Jordan Harris ‘21
  • Aimee Headland ‘20
  • Rachel Hinkley ‘21
  • Olivia McLean ‘21
  • Brendan Merriman ‘21
  • Mark Monaco ‘21
  • Christopher “Kip” Morgan ‘20
  • Benjamin Norton ‘22
  • Madison Novotny ‘20
  • Ryan Panico ‘22
  • Marie-Jeanne Prince ‘22
  • Charles Purcell ‘21
  • Robert Renner ‘21
  • Tomas Restrepo Gaviria ‘20
  • Lucas Rodriguez Cortina ‘20
  • Eitan Rosen ‘20
  • Margot Rouquette ‘20
  • Jack Schlifke ‘20
  • Iliana Smith ‘22
  • Luke Smith ‘21
  • Hadley Swedlund ‘20
  • Chuer “Chloe” Zhang ‘21

 

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

  • Rintaro Akasaka ‘20
  • Amelia Brady ‘21
  • Matthew Brady ‘22
  • Katherine Broderick ‘22
  • Adelia Castillo ‘21
  • Angelia Castillo ‘21
  • John Cielo ‘21
  • Ryan Cielo ‘21
  • Daniel Colabufo ‘20
  • Ellie Colby ‘21
  • Kira Cook ‘23
  • Gabby Cote ‘21
  • Nora Dawood ‘23
  • Ava Day ‘21
  • Cisco DelliQuadri ‘20
  • Peppi DelliQuadri ‘22
  • Norah Dempsey ‘21
  • Haley Donatello ‘21
  • William Donato ‘21
  • Patrick Doyle ‘20
  • Macie Eisenhart ‘23
  • Zachary Ellsworth ‘20
  • Magdalena Erbenova ‘20
  • Courtney Fairchild ‘20
  • Aiden Ziyad Fakhuri ‘20
  • Ella Fesette ‘22
  • Lucas French ‘20
  • Alvaro Galan Ortega ‘20
  • Kathryn Hagness ‘21
  • Carson Hall ‘22
  • Caroline Harrison ‘22
  • Audrey Higgins-Lopez ‘21
  • Erin “Lexi”  Hooper ‘20
  • Su Hae “Jessica” Jang ‘20
  • Jacob Jaslow ‘23
  • Eli Jean-Francois ‘21
  • Jadenlin Klebba ‘21
  • Madison Kostoss ‘21
  • Lars Kroes ‘21
  • Hilary Larsen ‘22
  • Aidan Lasky ‘22
  • Junyeop Lee ‘23
  • Michael Leone ‘21
  • Jazlyn Lluberes ‘23
  • Elise Loescher ‘21
  • Slater Loffredo ‘22
  • Anja Martin ‘22
  • Santiago Matheu ‘20
  • Andrew Mazza ‘21
  • Olivia McLean ‘21
  • Brendan Merriman ‘21
  • Luc Mikula ‘21
  • Christopher “Kip” Morgan ‘20
  • Thebe Mosehathebe ‘23
  • Keith Mutunga ‘21
  • Christie-Ann Nelson ‘23
  • Iva-Amanda Nelson ‘23
  • Quy NguyenLe ‘21
  • Rowen Norfolk ‘22
  • Chase Ormiston ‘21
  • Santiago Perez Diosdado ‘22
  • Noah Pittman ‘21
  • Robert Renner ‘21
  • Imani Rodriguez ‘20
  • Lucas Rodriguez Cortina ‘20
  • Mateo Rodriguez Cortina ‘20
  • William Rosen ‘20
  • Margot Rouquette ‘20
  • Bernardo Simoes ‘20
  • Abigail Sinclair ‘23
  • Lily Spiegel ‘22
  • Marcelo Suarez Rojas ‘20
  • Hadley Swedlund ‘20
  • Braelyn Tebo ‘20
  • Mariema Thioubou ‘23
  • Johann Tremblay-Kau ‘22
  • Andrew Van Slyke ‘20
  • Emilie Venne ‘20
  • Kara Wentzel ‘22
  • Hin Sum Wong ‘20
  • Zachary Zientko ‘21
  • Jingyi Zuo ‘23

 

Today is Ring the Bell for Northwood!

RTB_2020March 5, 2020, is our fourth annual giving day called  Ring the Bell for Northwood. Students around campus are wearing their blue Ring the Bell t-shirts to class and alumni and families around the world are showing their Northwood pride by making gifts to the Northwood Fund. Students representing each of the four Peaks have submitted entries into the annual video competition and the winner will be determined at a special school meeting today at 11:30 am.

Every March, our Northwood family around the world — alumni, students, parents, friends, neighbors, faculty, and staff — come together for Ring the Bell, a 24-hour online fundraising event. Ring the Bell supports the Northwood people and programs that are important to achieving the school’s mission of fostering growth in young people so that they may engage their world and lead lives of consequence.

Excitement for Ring the Bell for Northwood has been building as Huskies everywhere have watched daily videos leading up to the event.

The annual fundraising effort, organized by Northwood’s Advancement Office, is using a  new platform to communicate with alumni, parents, and friends of Northwood and inspire their support The primary goal of Ring the Bell 2020 is to celebrate our school and support the people and programs we all care about most. We hope to reach 400 donors today and surpass the goals of previous years — join us and Ring the Bell for Northwood!

 

Advanced STEM Research to be Offered in the 2020-2021 Academic Year

For the 2020-2021 school year, Northwood School will introduce the Advanced Scholar Programs that will encourage achievement and accelerated instruction to high-performing students.

The first program to be offered, Advanced STEM Research, will provide a platform to engage in independent research within the fields of biological sciences, physical sciences, behavioral sciences and engineering. Students with a deep interest in scientific discovery will have the ability to design and implement their own research projects throughout this year-long honors-level course.  By engaging in literature research, generating a testable hypothesis, implementing an experiment and analyzing the results, students will develop the mastery to critically think about the scientific world. Formal presentations, or publications, of the results at the end of the year will further develop the students’ communication and critical thinking skills.

“We are very excited to provide a catalyst of encouragement for Northwood students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM),” states Jill Walker, Dean of Faculty, Science & Math Faculty.

Enrolled students must hold an interest in problem solving and a deep desire to conduct independent research.  Depending on the students’ interests, mentorships with regional scientists may be arranged to support the student with expert advice and exposure to a higher level of academic engagement.  Placing a special emphasis on research directly related to systems within the Adirondack Park will further develop the relationship between Northwood School and the community and foster with these young scientists a deeper awareness of their living environment.

“The new Advanced Scholar Programs, alongside the official opening of the Innovation Hub at Northwood School, fortifies our commitment to excellence in academics,” states Michael Maher, Head of School. “Our talented and accomplished faculty are poised to teach and inspire an interest in advanced thinking.”

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