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Deerfield Students Plan Advocacy Initiatives around School Walkout Day

Deerfield students have planned a series of advocacy initiatives around National School Walkout Day today. Including voter registration training, speeches and other forms of protest and advocacy. The events of the day are entirely student led. We celebrate our students’ desire to advocate for issues they are passionate about and encourage them to debate productively, listen to understand, advocate skillfully, and have their voices heard.

Sticks Out for Humboldt

Deerfield honors the memory of the Humboldt Broncos players, coaches, and support staff whose lives were lost this past week.

From the Archives: Class of ’68 Responds to MLK Assassination

50 years ago, in the wake of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., members of the Class of 1968 rallied together to initiate "meaningful programs of social service" at Deerfield. Today, their legacy is served by the myriad community service programs coordinated through the Center for Service and Global Citizenship. From local partnerships with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Franklin County and the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts to spring break service trips across the globe, service has become an integral part of Deerfield's mission. Learn more about the CSGC:

Can Science Still Save the Northern White Rhino?

Sudan, the world's last male northern white rhino, died in Kenya on Monday. He is survived by the last remaining female white rhinos—Najin and Fatu—at Ol Pejeta Conservancy.  "Thomas Hildebrandt, head of reproduction management at the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research in Berlin, has been working for years to perfect in-vitro fertilization on the related and plentiful southern white in the hopes of harvesting eggs from one of the two remaining females. Neither of them is physically able to carry a calf, but should Hildebrandt successfully harvest their eggs, he can fertilize them with northern white sperm—taken from...

Deerfield Hockey Helps Lead Special Olympic Team to Victory

Special shoutout to the Deerfield hockey program for their work volunteering with Special Olympics for 15 years! This year, the team that DA students helped coach dominated the State tournament, winning all 4 games by a combined score of 33-6!
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Wong Fu Productions, 2018 Keynote Speaker for Asian American Footsteps Conference

On April 8, Deerfield Academy will be hosting the Asian American Footsteps Conference (AAFC).  This conference, now in its 8th year, provides a daylong series of empowering workshops, activities and networking opportunities for Asian, Asian American and mixed-heritage Asian students attending independent secondary schools in New England.  The keynote speakers for this year’s conference will be Wesley Chan and Philip Wang, two of the co-founders of the Asian American filmmaking company, Wong Fu Productions.
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TEDxDeerfield Happening Saturday, February 17!

TEDxDeerfield is coming at your Saturday night--and it's gonna be extra extra. Stop by and see any or all of our musical performances, dozen speakers, innovation lab workshop, gallery viewings... and who can forget the DOGS! Stay for a talk or two, or get comfy and spend the whole evening!
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Executive Producer of the Today Show Libby Leist ’97 on being a “Deerfield Girl”

From the Fall 2013 issue of Deerfield Magazine: "I'm grateful to call myself a "Deerfield girl." We were encouraged to be strong and independent. I think of a few of my role models: Ms. "Mac," Ms. Lyons, Ms. Valk, Ms. Loftus. Smart, confident, kind, and funny. I always looked up to them even when they did pile on hours of homework. They taught the Deerfield values that still stick with me today: preparation, commitment, and teamwork."
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