Nine Holderness School student-athletes committed to play competitive college athletics on Wednesday, May 4. 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.
Holderness School’s community gathered on Livermore Common on Saturday, May 21 to celebrate Prize Day and honor the personal growth, community contribution, and intellectual grit shown by our students.
Two-time World Champion skier Chris Davenport ’89 P ’19 ’21, a pioneering big-mountain skier who has skied on Mount Everest and appeared in more than 30 films by Warren Miller and Matchstick Productions, will speak at the school’s 143rd Commencement on May 22, 2022.
Our community gathered on May 5 to name our new school leaders during our annual Leadership Chapel, a tradition that spans more than 70 years. It’s a unique process without speeches or campaigning, where students are assessed on the qualities of fairness, initiative, dependability, and empathy.
For those who do not know me my name is Phoebe Fisher, and I am a junior. I’m also the leader of the Sustainability Club. I was asked to come up here and share with you a speech about Mother Earth and Earth Day. I struggled with this topic for some time. Should I come up here and talk about all the beautiful things about nature and the environment? Or should I be the bearer of bad news, and talk about the nightmarish crisis we are in. I decided that these two ideas could be intertwined.
This week, the Edwards Art Gallery opened with a new show featuring an innovative collective exhibition called Reframe produced by the non-profit Amplifier. The exhibition is a collection of bold posters designed by some of today’s top artists including; Shepard Fairey, Ernesto Yerena, Noa Denmon, LMNOPI. These posters are made for various campaigns centered on human rights, environmental activism, indigenous peoples, and voting rights.
On Tuesday, silence replaced the typically loud hallways and paths as members of the Holderness community participated in the national Day of Silence demonstration. This is a student-led annual day of action where students and teachers take a vow of silence to highlight the silencing and erasure of LGBTQ+ people at schools.
Holderness School students are rolling up their sleeves – literally – and giving back. On Monday, the Holderness community lined up our thirteenth student-led blood drive in coordination with the American Red Cross. This enduring partnership is immensely important as the Red Cross responds to a nation-wide blood shortage due to the pandemic and a fall season punctuated by natural disasters.
Dr. Jennifer Martinez has devoted her life to studying the role of women in the ancient world. This spring, the Holderness School history teacher will bring that scholarly perspective to a speaker series held in conjunction with the internationally-acclaimed “200 Women” photography exhibition showing in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region.