Congratulations to our Holderness School Leaders for 2020-2021
Today we celebrate the 70th anniversary of our leadership election. And in that 70 years, the only change to this electoral framework has been the inclusion of empathy -- and now Zoom.
Holderness defines leadership as each person’s journey to serve and empower others, and we see these leadership characteristics as vital in developing servant leaders. The leadership criteria that all community members -- from student to Head of School -- are evaluated on is Fairness, Initiative, Dependability, and Empathy. Here are our school leaders for 2020-2021.
President: Adam McNabney
Vice President: Chip Peterson
Weld Hall Supervisors: Honor Paton and Jobe Gemmell-Hughes
I write this letter with a heavy heart and as a call to action. The senseless killing of George Floyd and the countless black men and women who have needlessly died before him continually expose the deep fractures of our society made manifest by racism and injustice. In our outrage and pain, the Holderness School community stands in solidarity with our students and alumni of color, the black community, and with the peaceful protestors across the country.
The works of art on the walls of this digital gallery were made by Holderness School students representing grades 9-12 in various photography and studio art classes throughout the 2019-2020 school year.
Some of the images are an observation and illustration of the incredible complexity and significance of the time we live in; some pieces are commentary about pollution and climate change while other pieces are simply beautiful and pleasing to view. They all have merit and purpose.
The artwork also illustrates the interests and concerns of young artists figuring out their role in the world. Their work is sincere and candid and shows the depth of talent in the visual arts here at Holderness School. These students are extremely creative, intelligent, mature, and most of all, capable of creating insightful artwork with substance and significance.