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    End of Year 2011

    It's a long, full week leading up to Commencement. In addition to all of the events - from the Alumni Games to the Academic Awards, Spring Fest to the final Senior Honors Thesis presentations - exams are taken, dormitories and rooms are cleaned up, books and uniforms are returned, and grades are entered. But through it all, we take time to honor our seniors and their hard work.

    Below please find explanations, articles, and pictures from these last busy few days at Holderness as we conclude the 2010 - 2011 academic year.

    Check out a schedule of the week's events.
    Photos
    Post-Ceremony Photos, Commencement 2011
    69 Images
    1228 Views
    Published: 5/30/2011
    Academic Awards
    87 Images
    933 Views
    Published: 5/29/2011
    Alumni Games (Baseball)
    13 Images
    770 Views
    Published: 5/29/2011
    Diploma Pictures, Commencement 2011
    87 Images
    1082 Views
    Published: 5/29/2011
    Photos from the Ceremony, Commencement 2011
    144 Images
    949 Views
    Published: 5/29/2011
    Pre-Ceremony Photos, Commencement 2011
    166 Images
    950 Views
    Published: 5/29/2011
    Saturday, 5/28/2011 - Around Campus
    31 Images
    927 Views
    Published: 5/29/2011
    Alumni Games (Men\'s Lacrosse)
    36 Images
    835 Views
    Published: 5/28/2011
    Alumni/ae Games (Women\'s Lacrosse)
    20 Images
    730 Views
    Published: 5/28/2011
    Commencement Rehearsal
    32 Images
    744 Views
    Published: 5/28/2011
    Spring Athletic Assembly
    51 Images
    787 Views
    Published: 5/28/2011
    Afternoon and SpringFest Photos!
    130 Images
    1091 Views
    Published: 5/27/2011
    Senior Honors Thesis Presentations, 5/27/2011
    68 Images
    585 Views
    Published: 5/27/2011
    Senior Dinner Photos, 5/26/2011
    27 Images
    809 Views
    Published: 5/26/2011
    Thursday Afternoon Activities, 5/26/2011
    15 Images
    804 Views
    Published: 5/26/2011
    Athletic Photos, 5/25/2011
    23 Images
    709 Views
    Published: 5/25/2011
    Ninth Grade Trip: Church Island on Squam Lake
    23 Images
    1414 Views
    Published: 5/25/2011
    Senior Honors Thesis Presentations, 5/22/2011
    56 Images
    799 Views
    Published: 5/23/2011
    Dance Recital, 5/19/2011
    36 Images
    755 Views
    Published: 5/19/2011
    Senior Chapel Service, 5/19/2011
    26 Images
    734 Views
    Published: 5/19/2011
    Senior Honors Thesis Introduction, 5/13/2011
    35 Images
    834 Views
    Published: 5/13/2011
    Senior Skip Day, 5/12/2011
    29 Images
    967 Views
    Published: 5/13/2011
    News
    Spring 2011 Athletic Awards
    6/9/2011
    On Saturday, May 28, we hosted the Spring 2011 Athletic Awards. Coaches talked about their teams and gave out the Coach's Awards and Most Improved Awards for the season.

    Sean Glew History Prize Announced
    6/3/2011
    This year, Department Chair Chris Day decided to rename the first-year history prize to the Sean Glew History Prize. One of Mr. Glew's former students, Sam Macomber '11, announced this change at Academic Awards this year, providing background about Mr. Glew and his teaching style:

    Commencement Address (Carson Houle '11)
    6/1/2011
    Carson Houle '11, President of the school, spoke at Commencement on Sunday. His message reflected his thanks for his experience at Holderness, and the possibilities he saw ahead for the Class of 2011.

    Commencement Address (Patrick Pichette, CFO of Google and Parent '10, '12, and '13)
    5/31/2011
    One of the foremost leaders in American business today, a driving force behind Google’s continued success in these challenging times, Patrick Pichette is a public figure who personally epitomizes the core values of Holderness School.  Perhaps most important, he is the father of three Holderness Pichettes: Mimi '10, Jules '12, and Celine '13. And he spoke at Sunday's Commencement. Click here to read his talk.


    2011 Academic Awards and Write-Ups
    5/31/2011
    At our Academic Awards on Saturday, we were proud and pleased to present a number of awards to deserving students in multiple disciplines.

    Commencement 2011 Awards
    5/31/2011
    We are honored and excited every Commencement to present a number of important awards to alumni, friends of the school, and members of the graduating class. Please find a list of awards and write-ups below. Congratulations to everyone.


    Commencement Address (Abagael Slattery '12)
    5/30/2011
    President-elect of the school, Abby Slattery '12, spoke at Sunday's Commencement ceremony, reflecting on the powerful example and legacy of the Class of 2011.

    Academic Awards Address (Mr. Peck)
    5/29/2011
    To open this year's Academic Awards ceremony, Mr. Peck spoke about how Holderness strives to be both an academic and intellectual institution. 

    Commencement Address (Will Prickett '81, Board Chair)
    5/29/2011
    Will Prickett '81, Chair of the Board of Trustees, welcomed everyone to the Commencement ceremony and thanked and praised the Class of 2011 for their leadership and their accomplishments.

    Commencement Dinner Address (Mr. Peck)
    5/29/2011
    Mr. Peck at Commencement Dinner on Saturday night, explaining how the Class of 2011 has positively and powerfully moved the mission of Holderness School forward this year.

    Address at the Spring Athletic Assembly (Mr. Eccleston)
    5/28/2011
    At this morning's Spring Athletic Assembly, we heard from alumnus and AD Rick Eccleston '92, who spoke thoughtfully about his college athletic experience. After being cut from the hockey team in his freshman year, Mr. Eccleston worked hard over the course of the year and summer to find a spot the following year. For him, athletics is about hard work leading to personal growth and success.

    Address to the Senior Class (Keith Babus '12)
    5/28/2011
    Keith Babus '12 got the opportunity to address the seniors class at this Thursday night's Senior Dinner. He didn't disappoint, mixing humor with heartfelt good wishes for a great class.

    Commencement Dinner Address (Mr. Flinders)
    5/28/2011
    Mr. Flinders was asked by this year's senior class to address them at their Commencement Dinner. His message? You are defined by who you are and what you strive to be, not by what you do.

    Senior Dinner Remarks (Mr. Lin)
    5/26/2011
    Mr. Lin was our faculty speaker at the Senior Dinner last night. He spoke eloquently about the need we adults have for advice-giving, particularly in this season of Commencement. Bundled among many silly pieces of advice was the ultimate truth: that we care deeply for these young men and women, and want only their happiness in the future.

    Chapel Talk: "Be thoughtful, be careful, be thankful" (Mr. Peck)
    5/23/2011
    Mr. Peck spoke at today's Exam Chapel, encouraging students to approach this week with thoughtfulness, care, and thankfulness.


    Last Picador of the Year Hits Stands
    5/23/2011
    A new issue of The Picador hits stands today, with a variety of great articles, including a look at the prom, a word from next year's editors, the schedule for Senior Honors Thesis presentations, a season review from several spring teams, and all of your regular favorites. Get your copy now!

    Senior Chapel Talk: Mr. Nicolay
    5/23/2011
    As we approach the end of the year, one of the first formal events we hold to honor our graduating seniors is Senior Chapel. Mr. Nicolay addressed the senior class in Trinity Chapel with a talk that stressed the importance of what he called the three C's: contradiction, choice, and creativity. It's wise and moving, thoughtful and provocative. Have a read, and enjoy.


    Senior Honors Thesis 2011 Presentations Begin May 22
    5/23/2011
    Senior Honors Thesis 2011 is in full swing, as we're just a little over a week away from the final presentations. Thirty-two seniors will be presenting this year on topics that are incredibly diverse, but unified in that they reflect their individual passions. Please visit our new page at http://www.holderness.org/seniorhonorsthesis to see a list of topics and a brief slideshow from the 5/13 assembly.

    Yearbook Dedicated to Doug Kendall
    5/23/2011
    At today's assembly, yearbook editors Casey Powell and Amanda Englehardt read this year's yearbook dedication. For 2010-2011, "The Dial" goes to Mr. Kendall - Latin teacher, advisor, quiet statesman, and yearbook advisor.