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Hall of Fame Inductees Reflect on Athletic Excellence

 June 5, 2017 — The newest inductees to the NMH Athletic Hall of Fame made their names in different arenas — ice hockey, rowing, coaching, and field hockey — but they all share one thing in common, according to Athletic Director Kevin Klein. “Throughout their careers, the one thing they were defined by and succeeded at is that they made everyone around them better.” Tessa Gobbo ’09, Olympic...More

Art Inspired by Love, and a Deadly Disease

 June 1, 2016 — Ever since she was a young child, Muriel Horvath ’17 has lived with her mother’s cancer. The multiple diagnoses, rounds of treatment, and remissions were simply the backdrop to her family’s life.But out of Horvath’s trauma came art. For a senior-year independent study project, she created a collection of 10 paintings, drawings, prints, and fabric artworks that explore her mother’s...More

Commencement: Hugs, Smiles, and Tears

 May 21, 2017 — "It's going to be hard to leave home." The words of Abby Mihaly, senior orator at NMH's Commencement ceremony, couldn't have been more true. Yet she and her fellow graduates also celebrated all that lies ahead for them, urged on by Commencement speaker Frank Shorter '65, the 1972 Olympic marathoner, who advised them not to think about the "what-if's" and the "if-only's." "Just go...More

Commencement 2017: The Big Day Is Coming!

The Class of 2017 will complete its academic journey at Northfield Mount Hermon on Sunday, May 21. The 134th Commencement exercises start at 11 am on Thorndike Field.  Frank Shorter, who won the 1972 Olympic marathon and sparked a running boom across the United States, will give the Commencement address. He is a 1965 NMH graduate. Peter Fayroian, NMH’s head of school, said, “Frank embodies so...More

Student Qualifies for International Science Competition

NMH sophomore Ian Lim was awarded first place in the Massachusetts State Science and Engineering Fair for his project about microorganisms and freshwater gasoline spills.  Lim says he had noticed a lack of attention to and research on this topic, and devised a project to look for ways of counteracting gasoline damage to freshwater ecosystems. Specifically, Lim says he “constructed an array of...More