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Rev. R. Elliot Marshall (1922-1928)

Rev. Marshall took up the role of headmaster in 1922. His first order of business was to make improvements to the school grounds.
Rev. Marshall took up the role of headmaster in 1922. His first order of business was to make improvements to the school grounds. Marshall pressed the importance of having a strong academic foundation upon which to build a career, but also knew the value of having an energetic, spirited community in which to live and learn. He changed the school colors from crimson and white to the more distinctive blue and silver.

Under Rev. Marshall, Holderness maintained positive relationships with the neighboring towns, often engaging in athletic competitions with Plymouth Regional High School. Basketball and hockey teams flourished under Marshall’s leadership.
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    Andrew Herring
    Elections are kind of a big deal in New Hampshire.  The Granite State treasures its first-in-the-nation primary status just as much as it loves its pristine lakes and mountains.  It’s a privilege to catalyze any presidential race, and New Hampshire goes all out. Our roadsides are littered with campaign signs, our televisions are clogged with advertisements.  Stand outside long enough, and you’re bound to be greeted by an overzealous canvasser or candidate doing their best to convince you to mark their name on your ballot. 
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    Slalom gates, halfpipes, and terrain parks are where Holderness School athletes have traditionally excelled. But for an increasing number of Holderness athletes, the school’s new Big Mountain program is the future of competitive skiing and snowboarding.
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    Greg Kwasnik
    Changing the status quo can be an uncomfortable task – especially if you benefit from it. That was the message to students from the Rev. Peter Jarrett-Schell, the school’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day speaker and the white author of Seeing My Skin, a personal examination of the role of whiteness in his own life.
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Holderness School
33 Chapel Lane, Holderness, NH 03245
mail P.O Box 1879 Plymouth, NH 03264-1879
phone (603) 536-1257