With campus covered in a blanket of snow, it sure does look like winter around here. While the world prepares for the 2022 Winter Olympics, Holderness is getting ready to go for the gold on February 15 – our eighth Day of Giving!
It is with great joy on behalf of the Board of Trustees and the Search Task Force that we announce the appointment of John McVeigh as the 10th Holderness Head of School beginning July 1, 2022. After an incredibly rewarding and validating search that involved nearly 200 deeply talented and qualified candidates from across the country and around the world, we have the utmost confidence that we have found the individual that will best succeed Phil Peck.
The Honor Roll recognizes and commends outstanding achievement and effort in the academic program. Holderness School recognizes that each student's growth and progress is complex. Quarterly comments written by faculty better reflect the unique path traveled by each student, and the Honor Roll and Effort Honor Roll are simplified but significant markers of the engagement of our students in the most recent marking interval.
Holderness students and teachers gathered in classrooms across campus for a Teach-In to honor and celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Not that long ago, Elizabeth Norton considered herself a steadfast, lifelong New Englander. She grew up in Campton, New Hampshire, graduated from Holderness School and Dartmouth College, and went on to earn a PhD from Tufts University and complete postdoctoral training at MIT. Among her favorite things, she lists New England mountains and the Red Sox. But when Northwestern University offered her a job as an assistant professor and research lab leader, she headed west, carrying with her some lessons learned during her days at Holderness.
It may be cold outside, but Holderness School’s athletics teams have enjoyed a white-hot start to the winter sports season, with the boys and girls varsity basketball teams going undefeated in tournament play and boys varsity hockey going undefeated in their early-season games.
Two Holderness student-athletes recently competed in the International Indoor Junior Lacrosse World U15 and U17 Championships, taking home silver and bronze medals for Team USA.
Holderness has had an amazing fall and we have so much to be thankful for – the continued good health of this community, the dedication of the Davis Center, just being able to return to a school year that feels like normal and so much more.
Winter hasn’t even begun, but three Holderness skiers are already ripping turns across the country. How? They’re featured in Warren Miller Entertainment’s latest film, “Winter Starts Now.”
Ten Holderness School student-athletes committed to play competitive college athletics on Wednesday, November 10. These students represent some of the top athletic talent in New Hampshire and New England and are testaments to Holderness School’s culture of academic and athletic excellence.