|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.|
|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.
|Welcome to The Show|
Editor's Note. This is the second in a series by Coach Chris Milmoe whose capstone project at Plymouth State University is to provide a season's worth of sports reporting for Holderness School.
It is not out of the ordinary for Holderness students to do extraordinary things. The student body is full of talented kids. But sometimes a student does something that you simply don’t believe. Something you immediately question the accuracy when being told. That happened last Wednesday when freshman Hank Day pitched a complete game two hitter against Phillips Exeter Academy. He carried a no hitter into the bottom of the ninth inning.
|Holderness Welcomes Poet Richard Blanco|
On Friday, April 18th, Richard Blanco will be the visiting poet at Holderness School's next School Night. Blanco is the fifth Inaugural Poet of the United States. The poem he wrote for Barack Obama's second inauguration, One Today, helped confirm him as a historical figure in American poetry. He is the first Latino, immigrant, and gay writer to receive this honor, as well as the youngest ever, at the age of 44. Blanco has also been named a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow, and received an honorary doctorate from Macalester College. Blanco also wrote "Boston Strong," to honor the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.