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Track & Field Thrives at NEPSTA Division III Championships

Middlesex Girls’ Track & Field placed 2nd out of 24 teams at the NEPSTA Division III Championships last weekend. Their second consecutive 2nd-place honors came from a true team showing, with nine athletes scoring points and contributing to the team score.  Middlesex athletes boasted scoring places in the sprints, hurdles, mid-distance races, jumps, and throws. Senior captains Ari Odom and Eliza…

Building Legacies

Head of School Kathy Giles addressed the Class of 2017 during the commencement ceremony on Monday, May 29.  Here are excerpts from her remarks: So, Class of 2017, here we are. More than any other class in this school’s recent history, you have lived among the beeps and whistles of construction noises. You have seen the Mary Mae Village built;…

Middlesex Excels in International Physics Bowl

This spring, two teams of Middlesex physics students performed exceptionally well in the AAPT Physics Bowl. The competition, which is organized by the American Association of Physics Teachers, features a multiple-choice test that challenges students to solve forty advanced physics questions in 45 minutes (to get a taste, see this year’s test here!). Over 6,500 students from around the world…

Hunt ’17 Receives National Wrestling Hall of Fame Award for Excellence

On May 3, the National Wrestling Hall of Fame recognized Naomi Hunt ’17 as the recipient of the Massachusetts State Chapter Award for the Tricia Saunders High School Excellence Award. First presented in 2014, the TSHSEA is named for Tricia Saunders, a four-time World Champion and women’s wrestling pioneer. Saunders was the first woman to be inducted as a distinguished member of…

Lovell ’16 Selected to Attend Fulbright U.K Summer Institute

The School is incredibly proud of Katherine Lovell ’16, who recently earned an invitation to attend a U.K Summer Fulbright Institute. For more information on the program and Katherine’s accomplishments as an undergraduate at Holy Cross, please read the following press release: Worcester, Mass.—Two members of the Class of 2020 have been invited to attend U.K. Summer Fulbright Institutes during…

AP Studio Art 2017 Exhibition

AP STUDIO ART   EXHIBITION 2017  Please join us for a reception on May 19 and 26 at 9pm Cornelius Ayer Wood Gallery Featuring the work of AP Studio Art students: Shannon Wing ’17 Brenna Chitkara ’17 Elizabeth Mullaney ’17 Addy Seeman ’17 Maile Cowell ’17 Anna Buchholz ’17 Isobel Shaffer ’17 Jack Symonds ’17

Longtime teacher, coach, and mentor Ned Herter ’73 P’97’99’02 to Retire in June

After 38 years of distinguished teaching, coaching, and mentoring Middlesex students, Ned Herter ’73 P’97’99’02 will retire this June. Fittingly, The Class of 2017, to recognize all Ned has done for them and the School over his career, has voted Ned to be their graduation speaker! Middlesex will celebrate Ned throughout this spring and into next fall with the following…

“Into the Woods” Enchants Audiences in Final Production of Wood Theatre

On May 5th and 6th, the Middlesex theatre department presented this year’s spring musical, Into the Woods. The dazzling performance was led by an exceptional and experienced cast and crew, and was the perfect sendoff for the Wood Theatre, which hosted its final performance after decades of service to Middlesex Arts. Former faculty member Hugh Fortmiller, who helped design the theatre and…

Community Circles Up Against Cancer

Last Saturday evening, the Middlesex community gathered for “Circle Up Against Cancer,” a memorial walk and fundraising event held outside on the Circle. Organized by the School’s Campuses Against Cancer club, the event raised over $5,000 for the American Cancer Society. Leading up to the event, students and faculty decorated paper lantern bags in honor of loved ones affected by…