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2014 Preseason Camp Info.
Football – Arrival Friday. 8/29   11:30am,                Depart Monday 9/1   2:00pm
Field Hockey– Arrival Saturday 8/30  11:30am ,       Depart Monday 9/1    12:15pm
Boys & Girls Soccer - Arrival Saturday 8/30  1:30pm,   Depart Monday 9/1   1:45pm

All meals in Weld. Teams staying together in dorms. You may bring stuff for the year and put into storage. Must leave campus after last practice on Monday. Please contact Mr. Eccleston if you need help with transportation or you have questions. 603-728-8831   ricke@holderness.org

New Staff Bring Talent, Passion, and Experience to Holderness Athletics
Six new head coaches will bring an infusion of talent, passion and experience across all of our sports teams in 2014-2015, guaranteeing a great start to the year. “There were some terrific hiring synergies this year,” said Director of Athletics, Rick Eccleston, “we got some great faculty members with experience to take our coaching to the next level, making sure we meet every athlete where he or she is at and achieve ambitious goals.”  Some of the new Head Coaches are new to the school and others new to the role, and the school has a new assistant athletic director and a new strength and conditioning coach, as well.  Here is a quick summary of what Holderness athletes (and their trembling opponents) can expect to find on the field this year.

Edwards Art Gallery Features Robert Shetterly's "Americans Who Tell The Truth"
Beginning on September 12, 2014, the Holderness School Edwards Art Gallery autumn show will feature selections from Robert Shetterly’s award-winning portrait series, "Americans Who Tell The Truth." The portraits, chosen by members of the Holderness community, showcase citizens who courageously address issues of social, environmental, and economic fairness.  Among the portraits featured will be Bill McKibben, Woodie Guthrie, Rachel Carson, and Malcom X. By combining art and other media, “Americans Who Tell The Truth” offers resources to inspire a new generation of engaged Americans who will act for the common good, our communities, and the earth.  The show opens on September 12th, and there will be an opening reception with the artist present on Thursday, September 25th at 6:30pm.  There will be artist’s talks on campus on September 26th.

New Faculty Bring Experience and Talent
Holderness School has had a very exciting year on the hiring front, signing up several talented new faculty, staff and coaches to lend their skills to our community. We are looking forward to having the time to get to know them in person, but for now, here is a quick overview.  Be sure to give these new friends an extra warm welcome when you meet them!

Holderness Selected to Host 2015 NENSA Eastern Cup
The New England Nordic Ski Association has once again selected Holderness School to host a 2015 Eastern Cup event. The Eastern Cup, considered to be NENSA's signature race series, offers offering competition for Bill Koch League, Junior, Senior and Master skiers. Eastern Cup events also serve as the Junior National Qualifier races for the New England Junior National Team.

Holderness School has been awarded an Eastern Cup event every year since 1980. This year's race will take place on February 16th and will again coincide with the Holderness School Cheri Walsh Memorial.  Read more about the Eastern Cup at the NENSA website. 

Holderness Raises More than $30,000 for Relay for Life
Despite steady rain and temperatures in the 20s, almost 300 students, faculty, friends and staff spent on the turf field to fight cancer with Relay For Life. Twenty-six teams participated (a 93% participation rate for the school). The $30,000 that was raised exceeded our goal of $25,000. The event was made possible in part through the generosity of our staff, local friends, parents and business owners. Di Downing of the Common Man, Patty Biederman of Biedermans and Chase St. Market, Frank Jones of Unique Entertainment, Pye Meau, Duane Stevens, Paula Tracy, and Doonie Brewer all gave time, resources, and good will to help the efforts of our Dean of Students, Kathy Weymouth, and her team. Read more about the event here and here

"Contemporary Tradition," 2014 Alumni Exhibition
Works by alumni artists Emilie Lee '99 and Jonathan Sherman '95 will be on exhibit at the Edwards Art Gallery beginning Friday, April 11th and continuing through May 25th, with an Opening Reception on the 11th from 6:30 - 8pm. Lee is a classically trained oil painter with a special love of nature and outdoor adventure.  Sherman studied in Italy and is inspired by the old masters for his development as a painter. Gallery talks and studio demonstrations are also on the roster. The Edwards Art Gallery is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9am - 5pm and on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9am to noon.  


Teagan Mosenthal Named to U18 Eastern Nationals Team
Holderness Junior Teagan Mosenthal will join teammates Michael Beutner, Jesse Osuchowski and Clark Macomber at Copper Mountain, Colorado from Feb 27th to March 6th for the U18 Nationals. Teagan scored a discretionary spot off the alternate list by finishing in the top ten twice and in the top fifteen twice this season, competing consistently at the top level in slalom, giant slalom, superG and downhill. 

Holderness Coach Jeff Harold was also selected to join the coaching staff for the team.  (Read more.)

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