"I have learned that I am an extremely independent person who thrives in situations that don't involve my parents. I have also realized I don't need my parents to help in everyday life."
What do you love about Holderness? Ever since I came here last year, the sense of community has been amazing. Everyone is included in all the amazing events that Holderness arranges for us.
What sports do you play? Describe your favorite Holderness athletics memory. I play varsity soccer, hockey, and lacrosse. My favorite memory was last year during one of the first snowfalls of the winter, when our school did a whiteout at the Hockey game. It was an insane atmosphere to play in.
What classes do you take? What is your favorite class and why? I take AP Comparative Government, AP Literature, Calculus, Senior Thesis, and Neuroscience. My favorite is AP Lit due to the class being very discussion-based. I really like that about the classes here - they encourage discussion in class.
When you are not in a class, where is your favorite place to go and why? My favorite place to go is either the gym or hand out in my dorm. I have an amazing group of kids in my dorm, and we all have a good relationship with each other. This makes it extremely fun to Hangout with each other.
What have you learned about yourself since coming to Holderness? I have learned that I am an extremely independent person who thrives in situations that don't involve my parents. I have also realized I don't need my parents to help in everyday life.
Describe your most memorable Holderness community moment. As a new Junior, I was extremely anxious to come to school on the first day. I remember on move-in day, I was walking over to Niles dorm where I would be living for the year. As I was walking, I remember at least 15 people came up to me, said hi, and introduced themselves. After this moment, I knew that coming to this school was one of the best decisions I have ever made.
It’s probably safe to assume that when Karen Penny decided to pursue a career in healthcare, she never imagined a scenario in which she would have to send hundreds of vials of saliva through the mail, every single week.
Whether they’re learning how to live in a dorm, enduring discomfort on Out Back, or just watching their teachers go about their lives on campus, students at a boarding school learn countless important lessons outside the classroom.
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