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Tao Tao Holmes '10: Workman Grant Work in Sichuan, China

Entries from the journal of Tao Tao Holmes ’10, who won a Workman Grant to run a project in Deyan, Sichuan, southern China for two and a half weeks, volunteering at a school recovering from the March 2008 earthquake

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Commencement Address: Ingrid Kapteyn ’09

When in the opening days of our sophomore year the returning students of the mighty fine class of 2009 gathered together for the first time, my father, who was then our class dean, asked us why you can never step into the same river twice…

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Commencement Address: Alex Nicholson ’09

Just as it was hard to walk for the first time without your mother holding you – preventing you from falling. Just as it was hard to watch your parents drive away on your first day at Deerfield – knowing that you had to make your way in a new place without them. And, just as it is hard to leave Deerfield after we have grown to love it and depend on it…

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’09 Commencement Speaker Is an Alum in the “News”

After traveling the world with such dignitaries as Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton, Elizabeth Leist will make a stop at Deerfield Academy on graduation day as the commencement speaker for the Class of 2009. At Deerfield, Ms. Leist won the Headmaster’s Award her senior year and was the treasurer ...

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Crowd Control: Dealing with Next Year’s Over- Enrollment

Ever since Head of School Margarita Curtis announced Deerfield’s unusually high acceptance yield, the administration has been revamping their plans, originally for 617 students for the 2009-2010 academic year, to accommodate thirty additional students.

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Will You be a Judge?

Deerfield is seeking adult volunteers to judge at the International Independent Schools’ Public Speaking Competition (IISPSC), which the school is hosting next October 1-4.

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Enjoying the Fruits (and Veggies) of our Labor

            Personal produce gardens are making a comeback this year, and schools such as Eaglebrook and Hotchkiss are quick to pick up on the trend. Following in the footsteps of present and past First Ladies Michelle Obama and Eleanor Roosevelt, more people are taking an active role in the ...

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