VOTES: Candidate Biographies


The 2016 Presidential Candidates

Democratic Party: Hillary Clinton
Born: 10/26/47 in Chicago, IL
Education: Maine South High School; Wellesley College (’69); Yale Law School (’73)
Career: U.S. senator; U.S. secretary of state
Vice President: Tim Kaine
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Green Party: Jill Stein
Born: 5/14/50 in Chicago, IL
Education: Highland Park High School; Harvard College (’73); Harvard Medical School (’79)
Career: physician; teacher; author; environmental-health advocate
Vice President: Ajamu Baraka
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Libertarian Party: Gary Johnson
Born: 1/1/53 in North Dakota
Education: Sandia High School; University of New Mexico (’75)
Career: businessman; governor of New Mexico (8 years)
Vice President: William Weld
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Republican Party: Donald Trump
Born: 6/14/46 in Queens, NY
Education: New York Military Academy; Wharton School of Business (’68)
Career: businessman; author
Vice President: Mike Pence
Web Site:

Taylor King

My philosophy is: Fail early, so you can eventually succeed.

Nhu Hoang

My philosophy is: Fail early, so you can eventually succeed.

Gretel Schatz, Director of the Dance program, instructs a dance student.

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

Mary Hefner

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


“The best thing about NMH is the connections you make.” 


“NMH challenges students to innovate and persevere while keeping in mind the effects of our actions on the community."


“This community gives me the resources to grow as a student and discover passions I never knew I had.” 


“I am confident in myself and my abilities to succeed, thanks to NMH.”


"I love the freedom I have to explore what I am passionate about."


"NMH gives us space to experiment and gradually to grow into ourselves."


"I noticed how welcoming everyone was when I first came to campus.”


“The first step to excelling at NMH is embracing your own individuality.” 


“I appreciate the bond faculty and students have at NMH.”


"The community at NMH is unlike any I’ve ever known, and for that I am grateful.”


"NMH allows me to be myself in the classroom and ensures I am an articulate, curious, and courageous student.”


“I was initially surprised by how relaxed, yet academic, the environment is."


"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!’”