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The Bulls are Back in Town! Holderness School Welcomes New Class of Students

Andrew Herring
Kicking off its 141st year, Holderness School welcomed new students to campus on September 5th.  Under blue skies and surrounded by the cheers of joyful Senior Leaders, 114 new students eagerly joined the Holderness School community.  The day was filled with smiles as new students and families unpacked their cars and turned dorm rooms into a home away from home.
One of the largest classes in recent memory, the new Holderness Bulls are truly representative of the school’s values of community, character, and curiosity.  These students are multidimensional. In addition to holding leadership positions in their schools and communities, they are honor roll students, science fair winners, and have a passion for the arts, community service, and athletics. Students hail from 15 different states and 12 different countries, bringing Holderness School’s coverage of the globe to a total of 23 states and 15 countries. 

Excited to welcome new students, Director of Admissions David Flynn ‘96 shared that "there is a lot of character in this group of young people joining us this fall. It will not take them long to impact our community in many positive ways. It is going to be a great year."

The incoming ninth-grade class is the largest in school history, thanks in part to the hard work of the Admission Office.  The 59 ninth-graders will have the complete Holderness experience: four years of adventure, self-discovery, and the opportunity to learn everywhere. 

As is Holderness tradition, new families gathered in the chapel to commemorate this promising journey.  Head of School Phil Peck welcomed everyone as members of the Holderness community. Following a few brief words, students said goodbye to their families and began their Holderness experience just like every new student has for almost the last forty years. They prepared their packs and headed out for three days of hiking, high-fives, and campfires. 
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    Andrew Herring
    Kicking off its 141st year, Holderness School welcomed new students to campus on September 5th.  Under blue skies and surrounded by the cheers of joyful Senior Leaders, 114 new students eagerly joined the Holderness School community.  The day was filled with smiles as new students and families unpacked their cars and turned dorm rooms into a home away from home.
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