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“Evolving Tradition” Opens at the Edwards Art Gallery November 4, 2014
Opening November 4th and running through December 13th, “Evolving Tradition,” a show featuring the work of ceramic artist Yoshinori Hagiwara, will be on view at the Edwards Art Gallery at the Holderness School in Plymouth, NH. Hagiwara was born in 1974 as the fifth generation of the Hagiwara workshop and is part of a tradition that includes last year’s exhibitor and renowned ceramic artist, Ken Matsuzaki.  The opening reception is on November 4th from 6:30 – 8pm

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The Picador: The Parents' Weekend Edition
Inside this issue:
- An interview with Jini Rae Sparkman
- A Letter from Abroad: Paige Pfenninger '15 writes from Bosnia
- Dearly Departed Thespians: Unplugged
To read the online version click here!

"Dearly Departed" Opens Thursday in Hagerman Auditorium
"Dearly Departed," written by David Bottrell and Jessie Jones and directed by Holderness Art Department Chair and Theater Director, Monique Devine, opens for a two night run on Thursday, October 16th.  The play, which starts Holderness students, is set in the Baptist backwoods of the Bible Belt and features a beleaguered Turpin family and chaotic, hilarious adventures.  Here are headshots of the cast and crew.  Curtain time is 8pm both evenings.

"Racing the Rez" Opens Diversity Series
Holderness School is kicking off this year's "race and ethnicity" diversity theme with a School Night featuring the film "Racing the Rez."  The film, set in the rugged canyon lands of Northern Arizona, follows Navajo and Hopi cross-country runners from two  rival high schools that put it all on the line for Tribal pride, triumph over adversity and state championship glory. “For Native culture, running is much more than a sport,” comments filmmaker Brian Truglio. “It’s part of their creation stories and is  woven into the cultural fabric of their lives. Whether distant or recent, every family’s lore contains legends of runners.” After the film Truglio will Skype in to Hagerman Auditorium to answer questions from the student body.
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Fall Parents' Weekend Schedule
Parents' Weekend is October 16 - 18th! Download the schedule here. See you soon!

Parents' Newsletter | October 8, 2014
Here's this week's Parent's Newsletter featuring livestream links, information about Parents' Weekend, weekend activities and more.
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Conway Sun Calls Robert Shetterly show "engaging, vital and captivating"
In the Monday, October 7 edition of The Conway Daily Sun, writer Cynthia Meledy reviewed our Edwards Art Gallery Show, "Americans Who Tell the Truth."  The article is here.  You can also subscribe to the Conway Sun.

Holderness School Works Towards Sustainability
With a sustainability mission statement vowing to “embrace environmental stewardship and responsibility,” Holderness School is committed to helping address the environmental challenges global citizens face today.  Excessive resource consumption, global interdependency and documented climate change are ever more urgent concerns. Our school community believes we have a responsibility to “maintain environmental integrity for the benefit of humankind and all of God’s creation.”  The launch of our biomass project this autumn is a big step in this direction.

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State of the School 2014 | Alumni Convocation Address
On Saturday, September 27th, Head of School Phil Peck addressed alumni and faculty at the first annual Alumni Convocation on the state of the school.  His address entitled, "The Paradox of Holderness Today, is below.  Bruce Barton, our director of college counseling, gave an introduction that can be read here.
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Bruce Barton Addresses First Alumni Convocation
On Saturday, September 27th, Bruce Barton gave the opening welcome and blessing at the first annual Alumni Convocation. His beautiful and inspiring words are below.
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Duane Ford, '74 Awarded Distinguished Service Award
On Saturday, September 27th, at the first Holderness School Alumni Convocation, Head of School Phil Peck awarded, in absentia, this year's Distinguished Service Award to Duane Ford '74. Day-long lacrosse coaching duties, as well as advisor duties, had kept Mr. Ford off-campus for most of his 40th Reunion. A resourceful student body managed to surprise him with a version of the award at their Friday Assembly in Hagerman Auditorium on Friday the 26th.  Below is the text of Mr. Peck's remarks at Alumni Convocation.
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Alumni and Friends Come Back For Blue
A full slate of events is planned for Reunion and Homecoming Weekend, including several panel discussions, the first ever Aumni Convocation, and our current Edwards Art Gallery exhibition of paintings by Robert Shetterly. Of course there will be libations, awards, dinners, and dancing. WELCOME ALUMNI!
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