It’s unusual these days to have an employee who remains in the same job for 50 years. Joseph has not only remained at Holderness for all these years but very rarely has he even missed a day of work. We are grateful for his hard work, his positive energy, and most of all his friendship.
The HonorRoll recognizes and commends outstanding achievement and effort in the academic program. Holderness School recognizes that each student's growth and progress is complex. Quarterly comments written by faculty better reflect the unique path traveled by each student, and the HonorRoll and Effort HonorRoll are simplified but significant markers of the engagement of our students in the most recent marking interval.
It's impossible to capture all the special moments that occurred during Commencement Weekend. From Chapel Talks to Open Mic Night, from the last walk past Niles and Webster to the handing out of diplomas, the memories are countless and precious. We are grateful to all who participated and shared in this momentous occasion! Put to the music of Will Harker '18 and Keegan Penny '18, here are just a few of our favorite moments!
Holderness School is very proud of our alumni. As we celebrate a new class becoming alumni, we are pleased and honored to have William D. “Bro” Adams ‘65 addressing the Class of 2018 at the 139th commencement. Bro Adams is currently a senior fellow at the Mellon Foundation; he recently served as the president of Colby College and was the director of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The information included below predominately comes from the Spring issue of Holderness School Today’s article on Bro “What Is Best In America” written by Rick Carey.
Every two years, Holderness hosts a Relay for Life event on the Upper Fields. While the main goal is to raise money for the American Cancer Society, faculty leader Kathy Weymouth and student leader Audrey Simonson '18 also made a point of educating the community about cancer. They also wove plenty of fun into the event as well!
For a week in February we had a chance to step outside the Holderness bubble and experience the sounds and tastes of other countries. With the help of English teachers Marilee Lin and Jini Sparkman, the Holderness international students and the Multicultural Club organized several events on campus that focussed on the cultures and traditions of the 13 different countries from which our students travel.