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Alpine Ski Teams Victorious at 2019 Class A NEPSAC Championship

Yesterday, the Deerfield girls varsity alpine ski team won the 2019 Class A New England Prep School Athletic Council championship at Mt. Sunapee in Sunapee, NH. The Big Green won with 29 points; scoring 10 points on the slalom and 19 on giant slalom. St. Paul’s finished in second place with 33 points. The Deerfield boys captured the silver medal at the championships; posting a final team score of 56 (25 slalom, 31 giant slalom). Read more. »
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Nine Deerfield Students Honored with Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Nine Deerfield students have been honored with Scholastic Art & Writing Awards and honorable mentions by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. The Alliance is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to identify students with exceptional artistic and literary talent. Sarah Jung '20, Yongjin Park '22, Mia Silberstein '20, Sabrina Ticer- Wurr '21, and Lukas Trelease '20 won "Silver Key" awards, and Jinghuizi (Jing) He '21 was awarded the highest regional honor—a "Gold Key" distinction for her poem, "Half Forgotten." Oscar Depp '21, Daisy Dundas '21, and Isabella K.A. Rolfe '21 received Honorable Mentions. Read Jing's poem "Half Forgotten." »
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Albany Road Earns Highest Award in National Competition

Albany Road, the literary magazine from Deerfield Academy has been awarded REALM First Class, in the Recognizing Excellence in Art and Literary Magazines (REALM) Program of the National Council of Teachers of English. This is the top honor in this nationwide contest. This year, 358 literary magazines were submitted to this national competition for review. Of that number, 28 received the elite designation of REALM First Class. Browse past issues of Albany Road. »
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Peter B. Nilsson Appointed Next Head of School for King’s Academy

Congratulations and best wishes to Peter Nilsson, who has been named Head of School for King’s Academy! Peter came to Deerfield in 2000 to teach English. He left to pursue other interests in 2005 and returned to the Academy in 2009. Most recently, he has served as Deerfield’s Director of Research, Innovation and Outreach and Assistant Dean of Faculty. During his time at Deerfield Peter also created “Athena,” a platform and program for connecting teachers and the content they create. Peter and his family will move to Jordan early this coming summer.
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Unexpected Archeological Discovery of Blue Pigment in Teeth of a Medieval Woman May Rewrite History

The discovery of blue pigment in the teeth of a medieval skeleton in Germany is challenging widespread assumptions about the production of illuminated religious texts. It has long been assumed that monks, rather than nuns, were the primary producers of books throughout the Middle Ages. Recent historical research, however, has challenged this view, revealing that religious women were not only literate but also prolific producers and consumers of books. Read More.»
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Captain Milton ‘Jamie’ Sands ’88 Receives 2018 Heritage Award at School Meeting

Captain Jamie Sands ’88 visited Deerfield this week to accept the 2018 Heritage Award. Jamie has had a distinguished career in the Navy, where he has led SEAL teams in special operations around the world. The Heritage Award is presented annually to a Deerfield alumnus or alumna whose professional and personal achievements represent a special contribution to the betterment of society. Watch the award ceremony and interview led by Nathan Hu '19 on Vimeo.
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His Majesty King Abdullah bin Hussein ’80 Accepts 2018 Templeton Prize

"This past Tuesday several hundred attendees — including religious leaders, scholars, ambassadors, members of Congress and the UN’s Secretary General — braved a chilly night to come to the National Cathedral to see King Abdullah receive the 2018 Templeton Prize for his work in calling Muslims — and all people — to identify and pursue common purposes. Designed to be larger than the Nobel Prize, the Templeton Prize was established in 1972 to honor those who affirm life’s spiritual dimension through insight, discovery, or practical works."
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Deerfield Jewish Student Alliance Holds Tree of Life Vigil

Members of the Deerfield community gathered for a candlelight vigil on Sunday evening to honor the lives of those lost in the senseless shooting that took place at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on October 27th, 2018. Student-members of the Jewish Student Alliance read remembrances about each of the 11 victims and led those gathered in the Mourner's Kaddish prayer.
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