On Sunday, May 28, 210 Deerfield Academy seniors were presented with diplomas at the Academy’s 218th Commencement. Remarks were delivered by Head of School Margarita Curtis, Seniors Lucy Beimfohr and Duncan Mackay, and key note speaker Carrie Freeman Braddock ’92. Congratulations and best of luck to the Class of 2017!
Two longtime Academy teachers were honored at the last School Meeting of the year.
A senior meditation is the culminating experience of the Deerfield English curriculum. Meditations are long, reflective pieces written by seniors, and presented to their classmates. The best meditations are read at School Meeting and in some smaller settings. Content ranges from challenges conquered to friendships formed at Deerfield, but nearly all meditations focus on individual growth during a student’s time at the Academy.
Hand drawn theater poster from the 1987 spring senior play, 15″x 20″.
Deerfield was presented with two “Silver” awards and two “Gold” awards at the Ad Club of Western Massachusetts 2017 Creative Awards in Easthampton, MA, on May 11. Deerfield Magazine picked up three of the awards, and the Office of Advancement’s “3D Challenge” campaign was presented with the fourth.
A large number of students participated Deerfield’s annual Science, Math, and Technology Symposium last week; here is a sample of the work they produced.
Jessica Harrison Fullerton ’00 was presented with the 2017 Ashley Award at School Meeting on April 19. The Ashley Award was created by the Executive Committee of the Alumni Association to recognize young Deerfield alumni who are pursuing lives of service. It honors those who can serve as an example for current students and alumni.
Pete Nelson '81, star of Animal Planet's Treehouse Masters, spoke at School Meeting today as the 2017 Wick Huffard Visiting Architect. Pete and his team have traveled the world designing and building everything from simple one-room treehouses to amazing abodes with all the comforts of more traditional homes.
Thanks to the generosity of the Huffard family, every year a Huffard Architect is named and comes to Deerfield to share their work with students, faculty, and staff. The program was established in 2005 in memory of Wick Huffard '03, who had hoped to pursue a career in architecture after college.
Tenth-grader Andari Deswandhy’s vision has become a reality: The Indonesian folk tales she painstakingly translated into English last summer, thanks in part to a grant from Deerfield’s Center for Service and Global Citizenship, are now available as a beautifully illustrated book. Andari recently spoke with the Jakarta Post about her writing.
Still trying to decide if Deerfield is for you? Please join us for a Spring Visit Day! RSVP to deerfield.edu/springvisit, and in the meantime, enjoy this video!
A demolition crew was hard at work today dismantling “the Barn”—one of the first steps in the construction of Deerfield’s new athletics complex, which is scheduled to open in the Fall of 2018.
Here’s a glimpse of the dynamic community you’ve been invited to join! Questions as you make your decision? The Admission Office can help!
An apparently ordinary rabbit’s hole in a farmer’s field leads to an underground sanctuary said to have been used by devotees of a medieval religious order—but is everything what it seems?
The world’s third-largest asset manager installed a bronze statue of a defiant girl in front of Wall Street’s iconic charging bull statue on Tuesday morning as part of its new campaign to pressure companies to add more women to their boards.
Sam Khalifa ’14, currently an undergraduate at Columbia University, claimed the 2017 Pool Trophy and the men’s individual national squash title over the weekend.
Alumnus and former FCC Chairman Robert McDowell ’81 shared some advice for civil discourse with students at this week’s School Meeting.
The Winter ’17 issue of Deerfield Magazine!
This past weekend marked an epic weekend of squash at Deerfield Academy! The girls varsity squash team captured the Class A New England Squash Championship as co-champions with Greenwich Academy. Congratulations!!!
Tim Geer ’70 was founding Chairman of the Deerfield Black Students Coalition in 1970. His writeup from that year’s Pocumtuck appears on the left. More DBSC material is on view in the Archives display case, lower level of the Boyden Library.