"I learned to be more independent and organized. Living away from my parents is a first for me, and I've learned so many basic living skills since living in a dorm three years ago."
What do you love about Holderness? I love the inclusiveness and loving family vibe of the Holdy community.
What sports do you play? Describe your favorite Holderness athletics memory. I've been on our cross country since my first year and I love how supportive everyone is. My favorite memory is from my first race, actually. It was my first time running three miles, and my legs felt like lead at the last 100 meters. I wanted to give up, but then an immense cheer erupted from a crowd along the finish line. I looked up, and there were Holderness kids! I didn't know all of them yet, but they cheered for me regardless. Sometimes cheering can make a big difference.
What classes do you take? What is your favorite class and why? This year, I'm taking AP Physics, Bible as Literature, AP Comparative Government, Linear Algebra, Senior Thesis, and AP Spanish Literature. My favorite class is AP Spanish Literature because it's a very small class, allowing us to structure classes in a way a large class wouldn't be able to. Not only do we learn through discussion in Spanish, but we also have the freedom to personalize the curriculum more.
When you are not in class, where is your favorite place to go and why? When I'm not in class, my favorite place to go is our dining hall, Weld! I like to swing by to grab a snack when I'm hungry or go there early in the morning to study.
What have you learned about yourself since coming to Holderness? I learned to be more independent and organized. Living away from my parents is a first for me, and I've learned so many basic living skills since living in a dorm three years ago.
Describe your most memorable Holderness community moment. Lip Sync Battle during our annual Winter Carnival is a night to remember! You never know which dorm is going to win. I remember one year it got so crazy and creative that a dorm built a zipline down Hagerman auditorium as a prop.
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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