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– Dean of Faculty Hugh Silbaugh

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Good Chemistry

 May 18, 2016 — Michelle Lee ’18 loves chemistry. Last fall and winter, when she was already enrolled in Northfield Mount Hermon’s AP chemistry class — and acing it — she also immersed herself nightly in extracurricular chemistry, in the form of the U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad, sponsored by the American Chemical Society.And it paid off. Lee was the top finisher in the regional Olympiad, in...More

Student Science Savvy Showcased

May 10, 2016 — Some 200 students will present the results of their research in current science classes during NMH’s ninth annual Science Symposium. The popular annual event will take place Wednesday, May 11, from 7:30 to 9 pm in the Cutler Science Building.Students in introductory and advanced physics, biology, chemistry, and environmental science courses will give poster presentations throughout...More

Lacrosse Players, Onscreen and Looking for Equality

May 9, 2016 —- Keepers of the Game — a new documentary that debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival and earned positive reviews from the New York Times and ESPN, among others — stars three tradition-breaking NMH students.Their unusual activity? Playing lacrosse. The sport was invented as a sacred game by Native Americans, and is traditionally played only by boys and men. So the story of an all-...More

In the Gallery: Prints by Siri Beckman

May 3, 2016 — On Friday, May 6, printmaker Siri Beckman (shown below, center) will visit NMH’s Rhodes Arts Center to open an exhibition of her work. The opening reception will take place at 6:30 pm in the Gallery at the Rhodes Arts Center. The exhibition, titled Closely Observed, runs through June 4. Since the 1970s, Beckman has documented the everyday world of Stonington, Maine, where she lives...More

Everyone “Gives Back” on Service Day

 April 26, 2016 — Each spring, all NMH students and faculty spend a day giving back to the campus and to nearby communities. On this year’s Service Day — Thursday, April 28 — students will learn about issues of social concern and take positive action to address those issues. Of course, many students choose to do service work all year around. “Unlike many schools, our school does not have a...More