North Country School celebrates 75th graduation

LAKE PLACID – On June 1, North Country School celebrated its 75th graduation.

Capping the milestone anniversary year, the ceremony honored the 19 members of the class of 2013 with appreciation speeches given by each senior’s faculty advisor.

In addition, Betty Clark Eldridge-daughter of school founders Walter and Leonora Clark, an alumna of the class of 1952, and a former NCS co-director-was recognized to a warm round of applause from the audience of students, families, teachers, and staff.

Venture philanthropist Eileen Rockefeller Growald, NCS class of 1966, gave a moving and humorous graduation address that drew from lessons of her own school days.

Head of School David Hochschartner presented the Jamieson-Roseliep Work Award to Deborah Hammond, Jessica Li, and Hyelom Love. He also recognized graduating senior (and daughter) Lucy Hochschartner for achieving Literary 46er status in the Title Trekking (independent reading) program.

NCS’ newest graduates will attend the following schools next year:

Zo Brammer

Keene Central School

Dante Buckley

Spanish Springs High School

Diego Davila

New Hampton School

Lily Doyle

High Mowing School

Dylan Hiser

Darrow School

Lucy Hochschartner

St. Paul’s School

Dylan Holtzman

Gould Academy

Hongqiao (Jessica) Li

Stoneleigh-Burnham School

Kennedie Lightfoot

Eleanor Roosevelt High School

Hyelom Love

Dublin School

Bingsheng (Robinson) Lu

Wyoming Seminary

Oliver Marchildon

The Putney School

Jackson McDermott

Northfield Mount Hermon School

Noah Selig

Gould Academy

Nicholas (Nick) Waddington

San Mateo (CA) High School

Lucy Ward

High Mowing School

Moxuanzi (May) Xu

Kimball Union Academy

Xiaoquan (Tim) Yang

George School

Alan Zukelman

Solebury School