News Archive

July 22nd 2014
Middlesex alum David Lawson '09 was one of three midfielders named to the 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse All-World Team at the completion of the FIL World Championships in Commerce City, Colorado last week. Lawson came off the bench to score four goals and assist on two more as the USA rolled to a 22-5 win over Australia to advance to the championship game versus Canada. The red, white and blue fell 8-5 to their northern neighbors in the championship after defeating them in pool play...
July 22nd 2014
Former Middlesex Trustee and Distinguished Alumni Award winner Martin Hoffmann of the class of 1950 died on July 14. Marty served on the Middlesex Board of Trustees from 1980-1990 and won the Henry Cabot Lodge ’20 Distinguished Alumni Award in 2000. He was the father of two Middlesex graduates, Heidi Hoffmann Slye ’80 and Bern Hoffmann ’89, and was married to his wife Margaret (Muggy) Hoffmann for over 50 years. Marty went on to Princeton after Middlesex and graduated in 1954. He then spent...
July 17th 2014
David Lawson '09 was named to the 2014 USA Men's Lacrosse National Team announced June 30th by USA Lacrosse. The 23-man roster will compete in the FIL World Championship, presented by Trusted Choice, which begins July 10th and runs for nine days in Commerce City, Colo. The former Duke University national champion and All-American took part in an 11-month tryout, where the roster was trimmed from 98 players to 31 this spring, before the final roster was selected this past week...
July 14th 2014
New Hampshire residents Chris Inzinga '15 and Kyle Finke '15 participated in the 67th annual Boys State program this summer.  Boys State is a six-day “learn-by-doing” experience in the American way of government.   The delegates to Boys State convene to apply the principles of democracy in the mythical fifty-first state --- Boys State.   From their website, Boys State describes the program goals to "provide students with a practical application of democracy, encourage...
July 14th 2014
At the 2014 USA Fencing National Championships in Columbus, Ohio, Shawn Wallace '15 brought her "A-game."  Competing in multiple divisions over the course of ten days, Shawn finished in top 25 (out of well over 200 fencers) in the Junior Women's Epee, 16th in the Division I Women's Epee, and 39th in the Division 1-A Women's Epee.  Her team finished second in the Senior Women's Epee Team event.   Shawn's remarkable achievements at Nationals place her at 9th in the country in the...
June 23rd 2014
Rob Zawada MX’13 is the author of an upcoming article in the 2014 edition of the journal of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM).  A rising sophomore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Rob is pursuing a BSBA in business administration with a concentration in entrepreneurship and a minor in psychology.  Read on about how Rob’s academic article emerged during his junior year at Middlesex. During my junior year at Middlesex, I was taking a pre-calculus...
June 23rd 2014
In June, eight Middlesex students and two faculty members traveled to Guadeloupe for a French language and culture immersion trip.  Students kept a daily blog to chronicle their adventures.  Below is a summary of the trip, which was full of exciting new experiences and opportunities to learn about the history, culture, food, and language of Guadeloupe.   Day 1:  Hike on the island of Basse Terre, Sugar cane plantation tour Day 2:  Kayak tour along the coast, Beach...
June 16th 2014
Middlesex runners Garrett O'Toole '14 and Viraj Deokar '16 distinguished themselves at the national level over the weekend.  Garrett competed in two elite races this weekend.  First, running with the top U.S. fourteen milers in the adidas Grand Prix: Dream Mile, he finished in 4:06.06. His performance was affected by several near falls, but he didn't let this affect his race the next day at the US National Championships in Greensboro, NC, where he achieved an All-American 5th place in...
June 5th 2014
David Forman, beloved faculty member at Middlesex from 1982 to 2005, passed away suddenly on Wednesday in Vermont.  David taught Spanish at Middlesex for 23 years,at nearly every level, coached football for nine years, assisted with several dorms, and supervised the Ikon, the School's literary magazine. In their Carlisle home, he and his wife Jean also raised two daughters, Karin '85 and Susie '88. David's presence was a notable force on campus, and his sense of humor is...
June 4th 2014
This summer’s All-School-Read, I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban, documents young life of Malala Yousafzai in Pakistan’s Swat Valley and her emergence as perhaps the world’s most powerful advocate for girls’ education.  In 2013, just 16 years old, Malala became the youngest ever nominee for a Nobel Peace Prize; she has been nominated again in 2014.  The book is simultaneously an engaging study of rural Pakistani culture, a...
May 30th 2014
Over Trustee Weekend in May, 11 trustees came to visit Mrs. Ku's Chinese 1 classroom.  Working with student hosts, trustees received a personal, one-to-one experience with our new Language Lab software and iPads in the classroom.  Trustees and students learned how to order food in a Chinese restaurant.   This is the first year our Modern Language teachers use mobile technology in their classrooms.  Instead of sharing a single room, each language teacher can share lessons in...
May 28th 2014
Elected by the senior class as Baccalaureate speaker, retiring English teacher Mark Foster chose not to shower graduates with words of advice:  "Life may well be a sustained experiment to confirm or disprove conjectures and hypotheses," said Mr. Foster, "and if it is, Thoreau says, better to be your own lab rat than someone else’s.  In other words, don’t accept advice from anyone, least of all well-intentioned adults who want to share with you the 'benefits' of their experience."...
May 28th 2014
For perhaps the first time ever at Middlesex, the graduation ceremony on May 26 featured not one but two guest speakers: John Viener ’90 and Alec Sulkin ’91, longtime friends who are now veteran writers for the animated sitcom “Family Guy.” Claiming that neither of them “gave quite enough money” to give the commencement address alone, they collaborated to deliver a well-timed comedic routine, offering the seniors a humorous take on their Middlesex education, college, and life thereafter. The...
May 27th 2014
Alumni spanning seven decades returned to Middlesex to celebrate Alumni Weekend 2014 on May 16 and 17. The weekend provided alumni with the opportunity to see old friends and former faculty, as well as experience life at Middlesex in 2014. A great turnout and unexpectedly beautiful weather helped making the weekend a huge success. On Friday, reunion guests were welcomed on the steps of Eliot Hall.  Some of them in pursuit of a senior plaque or two, others content to casually stroll about...
May 27th 2014
Garrett O'Toole '14 was recently honored with an invitation to run in the Dream Mile at the adidas Grand Prix in New York on June 14, 2014.  The adidas Grand Prix is one of the premier track meets in the world.  Of the approximately half a million high school students who run the mile, only the top 14 in the nation are invited to run the Dream Mile.  It is an incredible accomplishment by Garrett, and even more so because it is his second appearance at the Dream Mile; last year,...
May 26th 2014
It is the Middlesex tradition for seniors to vote on a Valedictorian to speak at Commencement.  The 2014 elected Valedictorian is Dakota Foster '14, of Brunswick, Maine, who came to Middlesex as a new junior and immediately made her presence known in the classroom, on the soccer pitch, on the lacrosse field, and in the community as a whole.  Below are excerpts from Dakota's Valedictory remarks.    "Practice can be solitary or it can be collaborative. It can take place in...
May 26th 2014
Under partly cloudy skies, Middlesex hosted St. George’s in Concord, MA for their final games of the spring season, while the crew teams competed at the New England Interscholastic Championship Regatta. It was a great day for the Zebras as they went 3-1-2 to end the athletic year on a high note.  The boys' crew team finished 7th in New England, the team's highest finish since 1992.  The girls' crew team finished 9th overall, while the girls' first boat qualified to compete at the...
May 23rd 2014
The 2014 AP Studio Art Exhibition in the Cornelius Ayer Wood Gallery features the work of eight seniors.  The AP Studio Art portfolio requires 24 works that demonstrate depth, concentraion, and quality.  From their portfolios, seniors selected a handful of works to display in the gallery that best exemplifies their entire collection.   The opening reception is May 23rd at 9pm.
May 23rd 2014
Head of School Kathy Giles makes her summer reading recommendations to parents (May 2014): I passed out summer reading for my freshman English students last week, and it is safe to say that my response to the prospect of summer reading is appreciably more enthusiastic than is theirs – at least, theirs in late May, with the arrival (finally!) of the kinds of early summer days of which we dream all winter. The good news, as parents, is that we get to set a good example by attending to our own...
May 22nd 2014
Three members of the Middlesex lacrosse alumni community will be participating in the NCAA semifinals and championship game this weekend. Clare Lyne ’13 is a member of the 18-2 Trinity women’s lacrosse team and will be vying for a spot in the championship game when the Bantams take on Cortland State in the semifinals this Saturday. As a freshman, Clare has played in 18 games this season, starting in 13.  In addition, the Concord, MA native has tallied seven goals on the forward line and is...
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