|For 135 years Holderness has been upholding our values of community, character, scholarship, balance and involvement. The evidence is everywhere in our students' lives - from Chapel to Job Program to Study Hall to a rousing game of Foursquare on a Saturday night - the Holderness experience is extraordinary. We hope this page will help spark conversations and keep you connected to your children during the weeks and months ahead.|
|Holderness School Today, Winter 2014|
Inside this issue of Holderness School Today:
- The Ants Go Marching
- It's Not About Luck
- Catching Up With: Peg and Peter Hendel
- In Memoriam: The Right Reverand Douglas Edwin Theuner
- A Winning Season: 2013 Field Hockey NEPSAC Champions!
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|General Montgomery “Monty” Meigs ’62 To Speak at Commencement|
Holderness School is proud to announce General (Ret.) Montgomery “Monty” Meigs ’62 as the 135th Commencement speaker.
General Meigs’ decorations include the Department of Defense’s Medal for Distinguished Public Service, Bronze Star with “V” device, and the Purple Heart. In addition to a Bachelor’s degree from the United States Military Academy, General Meigs earned a Master’s degree and Doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After his long military career, he taught at Syracuse University and Georgetown University and is currently a visiting professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas-Austin. During his time at the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) he helped units in the field cut casualty rates for IEDs by a factor of six.
|Voice of the Red Sox Dave O'Brien Speaks at Assembly|
Sportscaster Dave O'Brien was the guest speaker at today's Assembly as the guest of Holderness faculty member David Lockwood with whom O'Brien had struck up a correspondence and then friendship several years ago.
|Willem Brandwijk Signs for Siena College|
Senior Willem Brandwijk signed to play basketball for the Siena College Saints this week. Willem won the Coaches' Award for his senior season at Holderness and will be joining Holderness alum Imoh Silas at Siena. In attendance were Bruce Barton Tobi Pfenninger, Sarah Barton, Coach Randy Houseman, his basketball teammates and most significantly, Willem's parents, via Skype, from the Netherlands.
|Relay for Life Raises Funds, Celebrates the Fight Against Cancer|
by Liesl Magnus '17
Does it ever feel like we take for granted our birthdays? Do you anticipate your birthday with dread rather than thankfulness? Now think about this: what would it be like to not know if you will live to see your next birthday? To not know if this is the last spring you’ll see or if your next day will be your last? This and more ran through the head of Doctor Gordy Klatt, the man who, in 1985, single-handedly began the Relay for Life with a 24 hour walk and run-in, raising $27,000 to go towards fighting cancer. The Relay has now raised billions worldwide.