|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.”
|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.
|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.
|CONGRATULATIONS ADMITTED STUDENTS!|
The answer is yes! Congratulations to our newly admitted students. Register HERE for Second Visits--we can't wait to see you again.
What do you do when you get sick of winter but the snow hasn't started to melt? At Holderness we change things up! On Friday in Assembly Rachel Tejeda shared with us some stories about her home country of Dominican Republic, and Ms. Devine's theater class performed a dance number for us. Then, rather than end with a song, President of the School Charles Harker led us in a school-wide game of Rock, Paper, Scissors. Congratulations school champ, Jessie Montague and runner-up Will Blatz! And while the winter sports teams played their final games this weekend and honored their seniors, the juniors began to prepare for Out Back. All the juniors now have their gear and spent the weekend snowshoeing around campus and breaking in their new gloves. Only one week to go! Stay tuned for more OB prep photos!