Inside NMH: June 2016

Summertime is Alumni Time
• Nearly 1,000 alumni returned to campus for a rousing and nostalgic Reunion Weekend. Participants enjoyed alumni classroom talks, the Pie Ride, class dinners, a revamped Alumni Convocation with New Orleans-style brass band, a golf tourney, alumni choir, and a heaping helping of renewed connections with one another and to NMH. These photo galleries caught the reunion spirit.

• The NMH Alumni Council lived up to its annual theme, “educate and collaborate,” increasing alumni involvement at reunion and in several critical school initiatives. Read more.

 

• NMH “On the Water”: Alumni, parents, and friends are invited to summer gatherings planned for Burlington, Vermont; NYC; Boston; Chicago; Naples, Maine; Baltimore; and Brattleboro, Vermont. A San Francisco Bay area event (date TBA) is in the works. 

NMH Goes Global this Summer
• Dozens of students are having adventures abroad this summer. A service group is teaching at Joybells Orphanage and School in India; a Spanish-immersion group is studying in Uruguay; and one student is on an exchange program in Wellington, New Zealand.

• Isabella DeHerdt ’17 sang an original composition with the Boston Pops Orchestra in Boston’s Symphony Hall on June 7. She earned the honor as a grand prize winner in the 2016 Fidelity Investments Young Artists Competition.


• Yes, there are classes on campus this summer. In addition to NMH's Summer Session, the Upward Bound program is preparing first-generation and low-income students for college, as it has done for nearly 50 summers.
 

Commencement and Other End-of-the-Year Events
• Just over 200 seniors became alumni at NMH's May Commencement ceremony. Speaker Valerie Bowman Jarrett ’74, senior advisor to President Barack Obama, urged the crowd to “avoid the path of least resistance,” because “it will lead you to a mundane life, and you deserve better.” Video, photos, and text of the Commencement weekend addresses are available online.

Outstanding students were honored for their varied contributions to the community at the Prize Assembly, Class Day, spring athletic banquet, and Baccalaureate.

 

• The Class of 2016 will continue their education at top colleges and universities this fall. Here’s a look at where they’re headed.

 

 

• As the spring athletic season ended, the boys’ Ultimate and boys’ track and field teams emerged as New England champions.


 

• A new documentary film about an all-female, all-Native-American lacrosse team looking for victory and equality stars three NMH students.
 Read more.

 

• More than 100 students presented work at the annual Science Symposium. Highlights included projects from the new Science of Farming course, proposals from the STEM Physics class to generate more solar power on campus, and the popular AP Chemistry show. View photos here.

Note: Inside NMH will return with the students in September.