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We wrapped up the winter term this week with final exams. Looking back, it is clear that our school community accomplished much in the winter term. Highlights include:

  • AI presentation - Alum Tony Rea '69, an AI expert, led a day-long presentation on the potential and the challenges of AI.
  • College Acceptances - Many seniors began to hear exciting news, and the junior class has started to gear up for their college process.
  • Outdoor Adventure - The Lennox Outdoor Leadership Center hosted a family trip, Reach and Reset trips, and an overnight ski trip.
  • Senior Government Moot Court - The senior class put on an outstanding presentation on court procedures.
  • Auditions - Students and faculty got out of their comfort zones by singing songs in front of the school!
  • Champions - Hyde hosted the Nothern New England Wrestling Tournament and had a champion, Damon '26. Later in the season, two of our female wrestlers, Alexis '25 and Koda '25, became All-Americans after placing 4th in the nation while our Lady Wolfpack team placed 7th at the nationals.
  • Community Service - We enhanced the lives of others by hosting the Salvation Army Holiday party for local children. Also to note are the work done at the local Habitat for Humanity resale store and the December Acts of Kindness organized by each Discovery group.
  • Academic Honors Ceremony - Students were acknowledged in all disciplines for Excellence in Learning and being the Most Improved.
  • Head's Holiday - We took a Monday off and students had time to tour Boston, ski, have their nails done, shop, and go bowling!
  • PACE Project - With our focus on PACE - People Are Created Equal, we celebrated MLK day, looked at our upbringings, and learned about Race in America from master teacher Malcolm Gauld.
  • Public Speaking - The school-wide class on Public Speaking took a more inspirational turn as students shared personal stories about defining moments in their lives. 
  • Dance Showcase - The dance team wowed the school in their final season performance at the Chocolate Church in town.

Much work was done, and much was accomplished. Much learning happened, and many connections were made. Everyone is ready for a much-needed break-- so enjoy this time with family and friends.

Laura D. Gauld '76

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