Nordic Coach Pat Casey gives an update on both the boys and girls Nordic season.
As the calendar flips to February, the Holderness Nordic Skiing team is setting its sights on “[qualifying] for… national… [and] regional championship races,” shares Nordic Coach Pat Casey. The Bulls have had a strong start to the season: “The girls’ team keeps winning” and the boys have consistently been “right in there for a podium position.” The girls’ team has been led by a new junior from Kauniainen, Finland, Olivia Lammivaara ‘20. She has quickly become “one of the girls to beat in the prep school scene” and finished first as the Holderness girls swept the podium and the boys earned a first place finish of their own last Wednesday at St. Paul’s School.
This past Saturday, Holderness welcomed over 800 skiers to campus as the school hosted the first New Hampshire Coaches’ Series race of the season. Both teams had strong performances with the girls claiming another first place team finish in the high school A race: taking first (Lammivaara ‘20), third (Amanda Vansant ‘20) and fourth (Mae Whitcomb ‘21). The boys’ team, finished in sixth with Buzz Fisher ‘19 and Gus Whitcomb ‘20 finishing fourth and seventh respectively.
Head Coach Pat Casey looks forward to another busy month in February, full of “high end racing,” and hopes to continue the success the team has seen into the second half of the season.
For more on the Holderness Nordic Team, check out the team’s blog:
Celebrating its 141st Commencement, Holderness School honored the great Class of 2020. While we could not gather on Livermore Common, we celebrated these seniors in a touching -- and our first-ever -- virtual Commencement ceremony. Although far apart, the strong bonds of the Holderness School family were palpable today as we welcomed these amazing seniors as our newest alumni!
Holderness School celebrated this year’s Prize Day in unique fashion. While the school could not gather on Livermore Common to honor the academic successes and intellectual grit shown by our students, the community found creative ways to celebrate the achievements of our scholars. Throughout the week, academic departments shared short, meaningful videos that recognized the work, growth, and accomplishments of our artists, historians, scientists, theologians, mathematicians, and linguists. And, today, Holderness School came together virtually to honor several students who have made extraordinary contributions to the community.
At Holderness School, Senior Thesis is the culminating academic experience that affords every student the opportunity to practice research and presentation skills with guidance from a class advisor and mentoring from adults with expertise within the student’s field of interest. The Senior Thesis program is a bridge for seniors to move smoothly towards the college-level. The project begins by asking a question that is of interest to the student. Here are our 2020 seniors essential questions: