It feels like coronavirus and stay-at-home orders have changed virtually everything in life. But one thing that hasn’t changed is the power of a good book. We asked the community what they are reading to deal with a world that feels kind of upside down.
Below are some reading recommendations from Holderness faculty and staff. BONUS - if you order any of these books through smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate .5% to the Holderness Fund
Jordan Graham, History Department Chair, has a book that came from Academic Dean Peter Durnan that is now one of his favorite books of all time: Life and Death are Wearing me Out by Mo Yan.
Jini Sparkman, English Faculty and Director of Equity and Inclusion, is a big book fan and worked hard to limit her recommendations to:
Erin Morales, Associate Director of International Admission, is enjoying the low commitment level of short stories right now and thinks John Muir's adventures can be a great way to #dreamnowadventurelater.
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.
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!