Northwood School dedicates new pavilion

LAKE PLACID – Northwood School unveiled a new academic and activity facility Saturday with the dedication of the new Bartell Legacy Pavilion.

Billed as a new space where “students, faculty, staff and alumni can gather for classes, extracurricular activities and social gatherings,” the Bartell Pavilion was conceived, constructed and donated by alumnus Jeff Bartell of the Class of 1972.

Ten members of the Bartell family attended the dedication along with numerous faculty, staff, students and alumni. Others who attended included North Elba town Supervisor Roby Politi, Class of 1968; Lake Placid village Mayor Craig Randall, Class of 1961; Lake Placid Deputy Mayor Art Devlin; and former North Elba Supervisor Shirley Seney.

Other news from Northwood

This Wednesday is Lee Denim Day, a nationally recognized fundraiser to find a cure for breast cancer. The students and faculty are asked to donate $5 to be allowed to wear denim to school on that day. In the past, Northwood Denim Day has raised $1,000 for this cause. Northwood School has been participating in this fundraiser for the past 15 years.

Northwood School students from the U.S., China, Canada, Korea and Switzerland held a concert for parents, students and friends on Friday night in the school auditorium. There were solos, duets, the steel drum band and the full jazz band. The concert culminated with all the music students playing the Sublime song “Santeria” to an enthusiastic audience.