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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. » 
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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." Read more.»
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Deerfield Walks in Support of the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts

The Deerfield Academy community took to the track on Thursday for the Miles for Meals event, organized by Deerfield's Center for Service and Global Citizenship in partnership with The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts. Food Bank Director Andrew Moorehouse and student organizers led the DA community around the track to help raise funds to feed families in need. Each lap walked by participants was tallied and will support the work of the Food Bank.
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Deerfield Model UN Brings Home Many Wins From Dartmouth

This weekend, 13 Deerfield students traveled to Hanover, NH to compete in the Dartmouth Model United Nations Conference. These students represented a number of countries in order to address global issues ranging from Brexit to Climate Change Refugees to Chemical Weapons. Many Deerfield delegates emerged as leaders in their respective committees, speaking frequently and eloquently, ultimately becoming primary sponsors on the final resolutions that passed with stunning majorities. Read more.»
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Celebrating Deerfield Alumnae on International Women’s Day

On International Women’s Day and every day, we are proud of the Deerfield alumnae working to improve their communities and the world. Deerfield alumnae are helping to pave the way for future generations with the Deerfield Women’s Initiative: an alumnae-created opportunity to help current Deerfield young women explore career opportunities. This summer they are offering a grant for a current ninth, tenth, or eleventh grade female student who needs help covering expenses related to career exploration. Read More.»

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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