The Northwood Bell has become an iconic symbol of accomplishment and good news on campus since its arrival in the summer of 1998. The bell was the gift of then trustee and parent William Fitzgerald, whose children Billy ’00 and Siobhan ’10 have long since rung the bell at their own graduations. While the idea for a Northwood bell was jointly conceived by Mr. Fitzgerald and then Headmaster Ed Good over their shared notion to establish meaningful and lasting traditions, Mr. Good defined its role in the celebration of school pride and achievements from college acceptances and team victories to the arrival of newborn faculty children and Commencement.
How can rock climbing and mountaineering unite people in other parts of the world and initiate social change? Northwood junior Hannah Kessel opened a September talk with renowned climber Emilie Drinkwater with that question.