VOTES: Endorsements

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Here's what prominent politicians have to say about VOTES:

  • "The issues government is tackling today will impact our generation for years to come. Whether it’s investments in renewable energy, resources to tackle the opioid epidemic, innovative solutions to economic inequity, or the ongoing battle for social justice — young people will have a critical voice in addressing the most pressing challenges our country faces today and tomorrow. VOTES not only engages future voters, but arms them with the tools necessary to make informed decisions and prepares them to take part in the democratic process." — U.S. Representative Joe Kennedy III
  • “The VOTES project strengthens our democracy by helping engage the next generation in American civic life. We know that we can build a more inclusive society and a more representative government when all our voices are heard and when everyone participates. I applaud all of the students working with the VOTES project to champion the fundamental right to vote for all. With the election on November 8 and Massachusetts early voting starting today, it’s such an important time to make your voice heard.” — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey
  • "The VOTES project is a fine way for high school students to learn about and engage in America's electoral process. Legislative bodies in our 50 states have very few members who are millennials — age 18 to 29. America needs many more young people to serve in those legislative bodies." — John Olver, former US representative
  • “Efforts like the VOTES project are critical in getting more young people engaged and excited about the political process. We know that when we engage in our democracy and hear ideas and perspectives from our fellow citizens, we help build a more inclusive and more perfect union. I commend all students participating in VOTES, and encourage them to stay involved in the electoral process into the future.” — New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan
  • "Although millennials are now the largest voting-eligible generation in the U.S., the common assumption is that young people are apathetic and don’t vote because they have little or no interest in government or politics. For the last 28 years, this stereotype has been proven wrong by a project called VOTES … I believe that these students will continue to pay attention and will continue to be heard by actively participating and voting in future elections.” — Massachusetts State Representative John Scibak
Gretel Schatz

I want dance students to engage their own memory and intellect.

Becca Malloy

Science isn't just talk, but it certainly helps.

Mary Hefner

I love teaching AP Bio. The kids are highly motivated.

Faculty Profiles

This past summer, I increased my awareness of my identity by reconnecting with my native country, Ethiopia.


“I don’t think I would be anywhere near the person I am today if it wasn’t for NMH. It’s enlightened me about so many different things, and I’ve met people from everywhere you can imagine.”


In my old school, I never saw myself as someone who could be a Division I player one day. Now I can.


"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." 


"The fact that everything is here at my fingertips has really helped me grow."


"Almost all of our classes are conversation-based, which means that you're totally engaged in classroom discussion."


"I enjoy helping my friends, and it's given me a new respect for teachers. I may even go into teaching myself one day."


"In VOTES, I learned how to prepare and present—skills I drew on in Washington."


 "This year, I'm field hockey captain. I enjoy giving advice and support."


“I like that you can start completely new things. You can reinvent yourself.”


Dance has taken this creative learner on an artistic journey. 

Xiaoxian (Lily)

 “My teachers told me to use my own voice, and they pushed me to think about what I really believed in.”


"The curriculum here is hard, but it’s the right amount of hard."


“The academics are extremely rigorous, but because of the way teachers present things, it’s like, ‘I have school today!’”


“The learning you can do in a study-abroad program can outweigh anything else you can do even at a school like this.” 


“NMH encouraged me to explore new things, try everything, and see what’s best for me.”


“You’ll always find a place here as long as you just be yourself.”


“There is a community here that cares about you.”

Student Profiles