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Weekend Recap Sept. 8-10

Rock Climbing with Don Mellor

Don Mellor took a number of students rock climbing on a crisp and beautiful Adirondack Day. Here are reactions from some of the students who were on the trip.

group ready to climb
Brave new students tackle Chapel Pond Slab.
From Right To Left: Addie Castillo, Angie Castillo, Jazzy Valenzuela & Benjamin DeGirolamo.


Oh my God!  It was great: scary, nerve racking.  I ski and do race training, which is pretty intense.  But I really want to do this more often.  The fear factor and rush was great.

--Ben DeGirolamo, Class of 2021


I was scared, but it was so cool.  It made me feel happy and free.

--Jasmin Valenzuela, Class of 2021
Northwood School Students Volunteer for Ironman Lake Placid 70.3

An iconic North American triathlon for decades, Lake Placid 70.3 was on a  course that's identical to the full-distance race, but each discipline was one single loop of the course. Athletes began with a one-loop swim in clear Mirror Lake, with the famous sight line at the bottom of the lake to guide them. Transitioning in the Olympic Speed Skating Oval to the bike, the rolling mountain views provided a scenic backdrop to the one-loop, 56-mile ride. Back at the Oval, athletes begin their 13.1-mile run through town and around the lake.

Northwood's Community Service Program known as CARE ran a water station on the 13.1 mile run.