Mitike

One of the classes I’ve taken this fall is the sophomore Diversity and Social Justice seminar. It’s designed not only to make you consider the many aspects of diversity and multiculturalism in our society, but also to increase your awareness of your own identity. I think both of those goals are reinforced by what I do outside of the classroom at NMH. I’m a member of the Circle of Sisters, an affinity group for young women of color that raised a lot of money for the local food pantry this year.

Ismini

When I first came to NMH, I was definitely more of a math and science person, but here I’ve really learned to love history and literature in a way I never had before. Almost all of our classes are conversation-based, which means 
that you’re totally engaged in classroom discussion. In fact, it’s so engaging that
I remember that once, when I was a sophomore, our teacher was sick, and another student and I were so into the subject matter that we taught the class!

Lila

When I first visited NMH, I sat in on a Humanities class and the teacher—who eventually would become my volleyball coach and mentor—treated me just as if I were one of the students. The teachers here are really dedicated and they help us learn how to think more deeply. They don’t want us to just copy what they say but to find our own ideas and our own niche and then go out into the world and make changes.

Josh

When I came to NMH, I had to build up my confidence. Back then, I was only so-so at basketball. In fact, in my freshman year at my old school, I only played a few minutes the entire season. But when I got to NMH, my coach told me to write down my goals, then tear that up and write down my dreams. I wasn’t dreaming big enough. You see, in my old school, I never saw myself as someone who could be a Division I player one day. Now I can.

David

NMH has so much to offer. It’s like walking into a candy shop for the mind. One of my biggest influences has been my math teacher. He built this love of math in me—specifically, the idea that math can be used to interpret the world.

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