The Columbia Scholastic Press Association awarded a gold medal to The Bridge, one of NMH’s student newspapers, for the second time in three years.
The NMH Math Club won the Worcester Polytechnic Institute Invitational Mathematics Meet for the first time, and placed second in the New England Math League’s six-month competition.
Bou Lee ’12 represented the United States in the “Chinese Bridge,” an international language competition for non-native high school students in Chongqing, China. Lee, who is Korean and from Brooklyn, began studying Chinese as a ninth grader at NMH.
- The NMH Task Force for Sustainability and student Eco-leaders hosted a “Farmer’s Market Teach-in.” Many classes across the curriculum focused on issues of food and land use—math classes looked at data associated with farming and diets; science classes at nutrient cycling, energy use, and carbon footprints; while others held discussions with farmers, foresters, and university agriculture professors.
- NMH was selected for the first phase of a U.S. Department of Education “Solar Learning Lab Project.” Eight solar panels installed on campus will generate a peak output of 1840 watts (the average U.S. home uses about 1 kilowatt/hour) and give students an opportunity to experiment and learn about solar energy.
- A new four-day Summer Orientation and Academic Retreat (SOAR) pilot program was instituted to give matriculating students of color a preview of the year ahead. They meet faculty, learn about boarding-school life, and build early connections within the NMH community.
- The school held its first Diversity Day conference in February. Students, faculty, and staff participated in a broad selection of workshops throughout the day to discuss issues of of diversity and inclusivity. Topics covered sports, politics, religion, history, music, and popular culture.
- Marty Jaffe ’12 was named one of 20 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts and was invited to perform at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. The award, presented on behalf of the President of the United States, is based upon academic, civic, and artistic achievement.
- The NMH Symphony Orchestra brought home a silver medal from the 2012 Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association Festival.
- Three NMH students earned honors in the Franklin County 2012 Artspace Annual Teen Exhibit. Yishan Zhang ’14 was the first NMH student to win the “Best in Show” award, along with a first place in the photography category.
- In recognition of her dominance in track and field, Camille Gooden ’12 was named MVP at the New England championships. Gooden owns the New England meet record in the 400-meters (56.37), as well as NMH records in the 100m, 200m, 400m, and long jump.
- The NMH wrestling team won its third consecutive New England championship. Of the seven grapplers to go on to compete at Nationals, four returned as All Americans.
- Boys’ varsity basketball won its first New England championship.
- Boys’ varsity volleyball won the Founding Four Prep School Tournament for a second year in a row.
- The Model U.N. group attended conferences in Prague and Qatar, where Alec Shea ’14 was awarded a “Best Delegate” award.