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    Welcome to our News & Events page, a connection to what's happening here on campus. Check back often to see what's new. And thanks for visiting. If you're looking for a past event page, please click on "Special Events" above to find what you're looking for.
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    Senior Service at Trinity Chapel
    The first chapel of the school year for new students is held across Rte. 175 in the Trinity Chapel, and soon-to-graduate seniors always have a closing service there, as well. Trinity Chapel was the original chapel for Holderness School at its 1879 opening. This year, Tobi Pfenninger was asked to share reflections with the seniors. The full text of her remarks is below: 
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    The Picador: Volume 10, Issue 13
    Inside this issue:
    -- Picador Editors for 2015-16 Annnounced
    -- An Interview with Jake Norton '92
    -- Departing Faculty and Staff Share Their Thoughts About Leaving
    -- Senior Thesis Projects: A Photo Essay
    Here's a link to the online edition!
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    Jake Norton '92 Earns 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award
    Jake Norton ’92, mountaineer, filmmaker, and activist is the recipient of the 2015 Holderness School Distinguished Alumni Award. The award was presented by Head of School Phil Peck on May 8th at Assembly. Mr. Peck described Jake as “an alumnus who has devoted much of his personal and professional life to helping people who are impoverished, unknown, and at risk in some of the most remote regions of the world. His work exemplifies an active and tireless pursuit of the betterment of humankind. “

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    Holderness School Today: Spring 2015
    Inside this issue:
    -- Filling the VW Bug: a look inside the Holderness Admission Office
    -- Special Programs 2015
    -- Catching Up with Martha Kesler
    -- Class Notes
    To read the online edition, click here!
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    2015-2016 Student Leaders Named
    Holderness School completed its annual Leadership Ballot this week, a process wherein each rising junior and senior is assessed by the whole community on four qualities: initiative, dependability, fairness, and caring. The results are that the school leaders for 2015-2016 are: A.J. Chabot, president; Maggie Barton, vice president; Natalie McBeath and Avery Morgan, Weld Hall leaders. (Click through to learn more about the chapel service and read the evening's remarks.)

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    The Picador: Volume 10, Issue 12
    Inside this issue:
    -- Announcing the school leaders for 2015-16
    -- An Interview with Homeboy Sandman '98
    -- Bruce Barton reflects on this year's college process
    -- Big Awards for a Big Theatrical Performance
    To read this issue, click here!
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    The Picador: Volume 10, Issue 11, The Satire Edition
    Inside this issue: 
    -- Holderness Cancels Biomass Project
    -- Tuition Reduction Leads to Campus Expansion
    -- Commencement Speaker Announced: DJ Pauly D
    -- Ultimate Frisbee Team Headed to NEPSACs
    To read the online edition, click here!
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    Holderness Raises Funds for the Vera Bradley Foundation
    This spring, the Holderness School vestry and outreach committee are focusing their fundraising energy on the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer. May 2 is the event date which will include two lacross games, a 5k race, a cook-out, music, an open-mic, and a movie. 

    In a recent assembly, Barbara Baekgaard, co-founder of Vera Bradley and the Foundation for Breast Cancer (and grandmother of Henry Hall '16) skyped in to share about the project. Students and faculty learned that 100% of the money raised goes directly to Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center, and that Holderness is halfway to its goal of raising $7500!
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    Princeton Dean of Admission Janet Rapleye to Speak at 2015 Commencement
    Janet Rapelye, dean of admissions at Princeton University, will be the 2015 Commencement speaker for Holderness School.  Recognized widely as one of higher education’s most respected admission deans, Rapelye plans to work with the class of ’15 on her subject matter, customizing it to reflect their concerns and interests. Head of School Phil Peck describes Rapelye as having a “humble confidence,” adding that “we are blessed to have somebody so knowledgeable who aligns with our core values so well, to share her wisdom to the class of 2015 at our 136th Commencement.”
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    Alumni Magazine Wins CASE Excellence Award
    Holderness School Staff Writer, Rick Carey took home a silver in the category "Article of the Year: Independent Schools" at the CASE (Council for Advancement in Secondary Education) District 1 2015 Excellence Awards. The article "The Ants Go Marching" portrays Holderness School's financial sustainability efforts over the decades and is notable for making the story of the school's finances compelling, accessible, and inspiring. Carey's work was supported by HST editor Emily Magnus '88 who is the school's Director of Publications, and by designer Clay Dingman of Barking Cat Productions who created the infographics that accompanied the piece. Read the article here. Read the full issue of HST here.

    Quarter 3 Honor Roll & Excellent Effort Grades Released
    Holderness is proud to announce the list of students on high honor roll and honor roll for the third quarter of the 2014-2015 academic year. Great work, and congratulations!
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    The Picador: The Special Programs Edition
    Inside this issue:
    - Interviews with last year's participants in each program!
    - Back by popular demand, Overheards and Shoutouts!
    - And to keep you singing through all of Special Programs--playlists for each program
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