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Seven Holderness Skiers Named to 2014-15 NHARA Team
Seven Holderness skiers have been named to the 2014-15 NHARA State Team, including three who qualified for the Senior Team: Teagan Mosenthal, Greg Osborne and Sean Robinson. The four skiers named to the Development Team include Sarah and Joe Gillis, Alexa Dannis and Elizabeth Osuchowski. Also named to the State team were three recent graduates: Clark Macomber, Jesse Osuchowski and Max Lash - bringing the total number of Bulls to 10. Congratulations and good luck this season!

"The Center and Edge" Opens 1/15/15 at Edwards Art Gallery
The Center and Edge, an exhibition of traditional and contemporary photography, will open at the Edwards Art Gallery on January 15, 2015. Artists on display include: early American ethnologist, Edward Curtis; contemporary American photographers Tina Barney, Sally Mann, Sandy Skoglund, Fazal Sheikh, and Jan Groover; British photographer Adam Fuss, and Sichuanese artist, Adou, among others. 

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The Picador: Volume 10, Issue 6
Happy Holidays from the Picador staff! Here are the highlights of this issue:
-- An interview with math teacher and alpine ski coach Leigh Anne Connors
-- Holiday wishes for Holderness School
-- A photo scavenger hunt of the campus
-- The top ten sporting event of 2014 according to Tommy Chau '15
To read the online edition, follow this link!
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Chris Davenport '89 Inducted into Skiing Hall of Fame
Holderness alumnus Chris Davenport '89 is among the ten athletes and sport builders elected to the 2014 U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame  Alongside Chris are Olympic champion snowboarder Ross Powers, World Alpine Championship medalist Erik Schlopy, ski instruction pioneer Curt Chase, and goggle innovator Bob Smith. Others include resort designer Joe Cushing, World Cup race winner Kristina Koznik, alpine development leader John McMurtry, women’s innovator Jeannie Thoren and Ralph Miller, one of the great American ski racers from the 1950’s. 

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Female Nuclear Naval Officers Talk Integration, Discipline and Leadership
On Thursday and Friday December 4th and 5th, Holderness School hosted a panel discussion with three female Naval Officers from the Ballston Spa Nuclear Training Unit (NPTU).  They spoke and answered questions about women in the military, being a female leader, and the U.S. Navy’s plans to put women on Virginia Class “fast attack” nuclear submarines in 2015 – a move that will result in full integration of women into every aspect of the U.S. Navy’s operations. The panel is part of a leadership series organized by Holderness students.

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The Picador: Volume 10, Issue 5
There was so much news this week, we had to publish 16 pages! This is the biggest Picador ever!
Inside this issue:
- A Letter from President Harker
- Alumni from the '50s and '60s share their stories
- Winter Sports Previews
- An introduction to math teacher and basketball coach Joe Arsenault
To read the online edition, click here!
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Boys' Varsity Soccer Advances to NEPSAC Tournament
This is the fourth time in five years that the boys' varsity soccer team has advanced to the NEPSAC tournament. The team is the #6 seed and will face off against #3 seed Beaver Country Day School on 11/12. The Bulls last faced this team in the first round of the 2010 playoffs on their way to winning the championship. The team goes into the tourney with a 7-4-4 record having scored 39 goals and giving up just 12. The Holderness boys' varsity soccer last won the New Englands Class B title in 2000 and 2001 in addition to the 2010 Class C championship. Good luck team! 

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Community Leadership Program in its Second Year
As concern over hazing and bullying continues to hold the national spotlight, Holderness School is entering the second year of a school-wide program designed to address issues of hazing, bullying, bias and harassment with a focus on prevention. Last year 10 faculty members were trained through a Training of Trainers model.  Then, in a series of small group meetings that occurred over the school year, these faculty took approximately 200 students through a program focusing on education, skills-building and empathy-building. This autumn the program has continued, beginning with an all-school meeting and education session with a nationally known expert, as well as additional small-group sessions for students who have not yet been through the training.
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Veterans Day Address
On Monday, November 10, Holderness School honored veterans with a special chapel.  Assistant to the Head of School, Andy Herring, a veteran of the conflict in Afghanistan shared remarks, an offering was taken, and the hymn was "America the Beautiful." In his remarks, Mr. Herring discussed the paradox of vulnerability and strength that can make returning home from war a difficult transition for vets, and challenged listeners to seek to understand the individual stories of returning warfighters, rather than place them on a pedestal. He also challenged listeners to see the well-being of veterans as an important social justice issue, noting that the U.S. military is a culturally diverse population that suffers the same social justice challenges as the general population, as well as the added stressors of deployment and combat. The full text of his remarks are below.
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Quarter 1 Honor Roll & Excellent Effort Grades Released
Holderness is proud to announce the list of students on high honor roll and honor roll for the first quarter of the 2014-2015 academic year. Great work, and congratulations!
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Holocaust Survivor Addresses Local High Schools
On Thursday November 6, students at Holderness School and Plymouth Regional High School gathered together to hear the story and message of Dr. Philip Riteman, one of the last living survivors of Dachau and Auschwitz.  At 93, Dr. Riteman delivered a distinct and powerful message about a life beyond hatred and prejudice, providing an unique historical and cultural perspective that will not be available to younger generations.  The event, which was hosted and faciliatated by PRHS, was an excellent opportunity for students from both schools to connect, as well - one that we hope will be repeated. Dr. Riteman's TED talk can be viewed HERE. 

Livestream Links | Friday, Nov. 7, Tabor Day

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Boys Varsity Soccer at 1:30 PM
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