“The world is broad and wide,” said Shakespeare. No one has the time to travel all its roads. It is unlikely that I will ever set foot in Central or South America even though I have made some wonderful friends who came to Northwood from countries such as Brazil, Guatemala, and Ecuador to play for our soccer program. This past vacation, however, I paid a paltry $6.99 to see their homelands through the eyes of a most observant, fearless adventurer, a writer whose prose manages to be both…
The results are in and this year’s Northwood seniors and 39 other graduates from recent classes who played hockey, skied, or otherwise filled gap years successfully navigated the college application process, earning acceptances at over 150 colleges. Some statistics and some thoughts about the process follow:
Applications filed by seniors: 310
Early Decision/Early Action Acceptances: 28
Wait List: 32 (All these students have admits at other colleges)
Over the last few years, Northwood has enrolled many outstanding international students. Recently, I spent some time with two such students, twin sisters from Saint Lucia, juniors Christie-Ann and Iva-Amanda Nelson.
Introduced to Northwood by a non-profit organization, Inspiring Young Minds, they saw Northwood as a chance for enhanced academic, artistic and athletic opportunities. Although Amanda was somewhat daunted by April’s cold weather on their first visit, both girls found the school welcoming, cozy, and…
The creative process for this trimester’s elective, The Choreographic Mind, began with a series of questions: What are you passionate about? What have you discovered about yourself while here at Northwood? If you could create any dance piece, what would it look like? What message do you want to communicate to your audience? From these questions bloomed a beautiful response from three students doing a group choreography project together.