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Letter from Dr. Austin to Students and Parents

As we look with anticipation to the coming school year, I extend to each of you the warmest of welcomes. I am incredibly excited for the fall, and I am looking forward to meeting you in just a couple of weeks. If you are new to Deerfield (as I am!) rest assured: You will find here a community that is warm, embracing, and caring. We are ready to help you settle in, make new friends, and model Deerfield at its best—and the faculty and staff have been preparing for your arrival with purpose and energy throughout the summer. Read more....
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Student Reflections and Photographs from CSGC Travel Programs

Students have been traveling abroad with Deerfield’s Center for Service and Global Citizenship this summer in Spain, France, South Korea, and Croatia, Bosnia, & Serbia. CSGC travel programs challenge students to consider new perspectives, and they serve as extensions of Deerfield courses, enriching and applying lessons learned in the classroom. View a gallery of images from the  Croatia, Bosnia, & Serbia trip by student photographer Kendal Duff '21 and read reflections on the Notes From Abroad Blog. »
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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. » 

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.»

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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