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Holderness School’s Robert Caldwell Named to CASE International Board of Trustees
Holderness School’s director of advancement and external relations was named to the CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) international board of trustees today, making him the only secondary school advancement professional on this governing body.
Robert Caldwell will be replacing Kristina Schaefer, dean of external relations at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  He will represent District 1 on the international board, and serve on the District 1 board of trustees, as well.  District I is the largest district in CASE, with members in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

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.)

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 videos.

Julia Ford '08 named to the U.S. Alpine Olympic Team
This week the US Ski Team named Holderness alumna Julia Ford to the 2014 Olympic Team.  Ford is one of 20 skiers named and is one of a number of athletes from New Hampshire.  Ford will travel to Sochi on Feb.17th and compete on the 21st. (click for more)

Holderness Coach Nominated for National Field Hockey Award
Holderness Head Field Hockey Coach, Doonie Brewer, is among the nominees for the National Field Hockey Coaches Association for Regional High School Coach of the Year. Brewer, who led her team to the 2006 New England Championship title her very first year at Holderness has a 98-41-14 record. This last fall she led the team, once again, to the NEPSAC championship.
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