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September 30th 2015
Originally from London, Phoebe remembers that “the breadth of courses and the flexibility of course combinations was the biggest factor that pushed me to Middlesex” when her family moved to the United States and, a truly curious individual, she has taken full advantage of those offerings. A student of French, Greek, and Latin during her time here, Phoebe has applied that same passion to extracurricular life. A two-sport captain in cross-country and dance, she looks back on her time in both...
September 30th 2015
Dereck was wary of switching from the Bronx to Concord for freshman year of high school. His classes would change from 36 to 12 students and athletics would be required, not to mention the responsibilities of boarding life. But, of those differences and his transition, Dereck says, “I didn’t feel that at all” once on campus. However, looking back with a trademark laugh, he does now admit that “I expected seniors to be scary and somewhat hostile (like in the movies) but it was the exact opposite...
September 30th 2015
A new freshman last year with an eager spirit and positive mindset, Kam quickly took advantage of the culture of curiosity and inclusivity here at Middlesex. After establishing himself as an imposing figure on the football field, Kam pursued what he now happily calls “the unique opportunity” to play hockey, goalie to be specific, for the first time. With characteristic gusto he contributed mightily to a winning season while embracing a challenge others might have avoided. Though his work ethic...
September 30th 2015
Between serving as a varsity captain for our basketball and lacrosse teams, helping others as a peer supporter, navigating the Division 1 recruiting process, and managing schoolwork, Jack has many reasons to be proud of himself. But, ask him about success, and he will be the first to tell you that it is about more than just accolades. Someone who now calls himself “a completely different student than I was in middle school,” Jack talks about growth, dedication, and an appreciation for the...
September 30th 2015
Jack came to Middlesex excited to discover himself through creative writing. But, looking back on the past three years, it is a two week school-sponsored trip to Argentina the summer before his junior year that he now calls “one of the most transformative experiences of my life.” With stops ranging from the small town of San Antonio de Areco to the excitement of Buenos Aires, the experience introduced Jack to new foods, new friends, and a new culture. Highlighted by a one-week homestay with...
September 30th 2015
With two older brothers already attending Middlesex, Maria knew much about our community when she entered as a new ninth grader. One thing she appreciated was the presence of like-minded individuals excited to grow and learn together. But, after a year on campus, Maria would tell you that it is also the differences between us that make the community special. “I know people from all over the world allowing me to have a unique understanding of cultures and traditions some like mine and some...
September 30th 2015
On Monday September 28, 2015 alumni, parents and friends came out to Concord Country Club for the 11th Annual Brad Kingman Memorial Cup. Hosted by the Middlesex Alumni Association, sixty-six golfers and eight tennis players came out to enjoy the gorgeous weather and enjoy a round of golf or tennis for a great cause. The event celebrates former faculty member Brad Kingman. Kingman influenced Middlesex in many ways over his 39 years as a teacher, coach, dorm parent, administrator, mentor and...
September 29th 2015
A modest and dedicated three-sport varsity athlete in field hockey, hockey, and lacrosse, Sage is quick to call herself lucky and say “I have learned a lot about myself” while attending Middlesex. One of the many students to regularly attend our weekly trips to Concord’s Open Table food pantry, Sage joined after attending our school-wide Community Service Day, determined to make a lasting impact. What keeps her going back? “I find it to be a very rewarding experience because our jobs are things...
September 29th 2015
Leaving home, and the companionship of her five younger siblings, Stephanie joined Middlesex last year as a new tenth grader looking for a family atmosphere. Thanks to friends and faculty, Peabody Dorm quickly became just that.  “It is filled with wonderful memories and it is one of the places where I feel comfortable being my true self,” she says of the dorm.  When not in the dorm with friends or enjoying a fun dinner excursion to Concord, Stephanie also finds time to play flute for the...
September 29th 2015
After each semester at Middlesex, we gather to celebrate the academic achievements of our students at the Academic Awards Assembly.  At this week's assembly, we acknowledged work done in the 2015 spring semester.  For a full list of students receiving honors, please click here.   To open the assembly, chemistry and physics teacher Dr. Erickson spoke about his own lifeong love of chemistry, which had been "catalyzed" by a childhood chemistry set and "reached its boiling point" during his...

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