Juliette Lowe ’21 Distributes Food to Community in Need

Growing up in Western Massachusetts, Juliette Lowe ’21 has been involved with community meal programs addressing local food insecurity for a while. Inspired by these experiences, Juliette started an initiative called Nobody Goes Hungry. Recognizing that many food pantries and meal programs may have a greater need during this pandemic, she has collected donations to put together bags of long lasting, sustainable, and healthy food for those in need. Juliette is distributing these meals at 192-200 Main Street in Greenfield on Fridays. You can contribute to her efforts at https://www.gofundme.com/f/nobody-goes-hungry.

Bayard Winthrop ’87 Pivots American Giant Manufacturing to Surgical Masks

In the face of the global health crisis, Bayard Winthrop ’87, founder and CEO of U.S. textile and garment company American Giant, has pivoted manufacturing at two of the company’s North Carolina plants to address the critical shortage of surgical masks.

American Giant is a San Francisco-based manufacturer of sportswear and casual clothing that sells directly to customers through its website. Its goods are all produced in the United States.

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Vision of Music, Produced by Katy Textor Farmer ’92, to Air on 60 Minutes

The February 23 edition of 60 Minutes will feature the last segment that Deerfield alumna and former Trustee Katy Textor Farmer ’92 produced before her death on June 14, 2019: VISION OF MUSIC. The piece will be in the third slot on the broadcast and will be available online at 60Minutes.com. A digital companion piece will pay tribute to Katy and feature some behind-the-scenes footage of her and the production team on the shoot. Available on the 60 Minutes website and at 60MinutesOvertime.com.

A Piece of History on the Old Deerfield Common

A six year project to restore the Civil War memorial on the Deerfield Common is nearing completion. Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association led the early stages of the monument restoration project, and received support from Deerfield Academy and the Class of 1969 (pictured) along the way. Read more. »

Deerfield Seniors Honored with Peacemaker Awards

Mae Emerson ’19 and Fernanda Ponce ’19 were among 11 area students honored with Peacemaker Awards by the Interfaith Council of Franklin County and Traprock Center for Peace and Justice last week at Greenfield Community College. Emerson said it was a “nice surprise” to be nominated for her work coaching Special Olympic athletes in floor hockey. Ponce said she was “shocked and honored” to be recognized for her work addressing issues of gun violence, immigration, cultural traditions, and institutional racism. Read More. » 

Meriel Bizri ’20 Receives Accolades for Boston Symphony Youth Orchestra Performance

The Boston Musical Intelligencer writes, “Deerfield Academy junior and third-year Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra member Meriel Bizri led off with a strikingly secure and beautifully inflected account of the first movement of the Sibelius Violin Concerto. She has chops aplenty for virtuoso display but chose a work of deep musicality. Fresh from a Boston Symphony Orchestra prize-account of the movement, she obliged on this afternoon with probing poetry, intense emotion, and spot-on technique. As the well-drawn unsettling truculence from the orchestra resolved to noble resignation, Bizri returned with a luscious benediction.”
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