|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!
To read our online issue, click here!
|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.
|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.
|Bro Adams '65 Nominated to Lead National Endowment for the Humanities|
Today, the White House announced President Barack Obama's intention to nominate Holderness alumnus and Colby President William D. Adams to become Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The nomination is subject to Senate confirmation.
Though the precise timing of the appointment depends on the successful completion of the confirmation process, President Adams will remain in his current office until at least May 31 and will preside as usual on Commencement weekend. Should he leave the presidency before David Greene's arrival, slated for July 1, Vice President for Academic Affairs Lori Kletzer is empowered by the College bylaws to take up the duties of the president.
|"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.)
|Hannah Durnan, Caroline Mure to advance to Poetry Out Loud Regionals|
Senior Hannah Durnan was the winner of last night's Poetry Out Loud recitation competition. Caroline Mure was chosen runner-up. Both girls will recite at the NH regionals on March 13. Both girls have vied in the school competition before, and their experience showed as they earned top honors in this their senior year. Cat Mclaughlin, Charlotte Freccia, Leah Scaralia, Paige Pfenniger, Youngjae Cha and Emma Abrams also competed. All of the students recited two poems from memory from poets as diverse in tone and content as A.E. Houseman to Wilfred Owen to Billy Collins, delighting a packed Hagerman auditorium. See the video