News Stories

Can you imagine going back to your high school when you're 98 years old? And loving it just as much as you did when you graduated 80 years earlier? That’s what two NMH alumni did during the first weekend in June. Pres Blake and Carroll Rikert Jr., both members of the Mount Hermon Class of 1934, returned to campus for Reunion 2014 and took on the roles of elder statesmen among nearly 1,000 other... More
On a bright and beautiful May day underneath a white tent on Thorndike Field, members of the Class of 2014 graduated from Northfield Mount Hermon with the following words of wisdom from beloved English teacher Jim Block, who will retire next week after a 43-year teaching career: “Imagination is our most important faculty.” Block served as speaker at the 131st NMH Commencement. Joining him as... More
We are excited to welcome familes to campus for this weekend's Commencement for the Class of 2014, and we wanted to let you know of some potential travel delays. For those traveling on Interstate 91 North: the highway at Northampton Exit 18 is reduced to one lane. And on Sunday, for those traveling on Route 10 East toward the school: there will be a huge flea market between I-91 and the campus.... More
Student-athletes were honored at the Spring Athletic Banquet, held on May 13, 2014. Roy Huang '14 gave the keynote address, saying that growing up in China, "I never even dreamed about becoming an athlete myself; and yet, here I am, ready to run at the collegiate level." (Read the full text of his address here.) In addition, 36 students were recognized for their achievements during the spring... More
Imagine you are handed a slip of paper on which is written a random topic currently in the news. Then imagine that you have just 10 minutes to prepare a public address on that topic—to persuade an audience that your opinion on the issue is, without a doubt, the correct one. That’s exactly how a high school parliamentary extemporaneous debate unfolds. And the competition is fierce. “It’s... More