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– Dean of Faculty Hugh Silbaugh

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Creating a Light and Movement Pas de Deux

 Zoe Jacobs ’18 says she’s definitely not a dancer. Yet her lighting design was just as crucial to the success of the dance concert piece “Dark Magic” as was senior Max McClendon’s choreography and on-stage performance.For NMH’s fall dance concert, McClendon took a vague concept — voodoo dolls come to life and try to escape their master — and devised angular, automaton-like movements for the...More

Students listen as objects “speak.”

 Nov. 20, 2015—There’s something about holding an object in your hands that connects you to a place in a way that no Internet photo can.Ninth graders in NMH’s Humanities I class discovered this firsthand during a fall mini-course, “Conversations with Objects,” in which they handled and researched varied objects collected by NMH alumni.Teacher Jennifer Keator of the Religious Studies and...More

The Game Must Go On!

 Fifty years ago on Nov. 20, the Mount Hermon football team was hosting archrival Deerfield Academy when the already-emotional game took a very unexpected turn.Flames shot out of Silliman Hall, the science building behind the bleachers. With firefighters still on their way to the scene, administrators huddled on the sidelines and decided the best way to ensure the crowd’s safety was to keep them...More

Bringing Back a Championship Legacy

 On a cold, windy Saturday afternoon at The Taft School in Watertown, Conn., NMH’s boys’ cross country runners turned up the heat full-blast and won the New England Prep School Track Association Division 1 Championship for the first time since 1991.“It was a great day, an exciting day, and a really close race,” said head coach Grant Gonzalez.Out of more than 100 runners from 15 teams, Estevan...More

Once Again, Running for Dessert

 From the nimble early finishers to the triumphant racers who crossed the finish line as twilight began to fall, the Bemis-Forslund Pie Race delivered its annual dose of community spirit to the Northfield Mount Hermon campus on Monday, Nov. 9.Math teacher and JV boys' cross-country coach Will Reid won the race in 25:34, and Mackenzie Collins ’11 was the first female finisher with a time of 27:29...More