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May 2009

’09 Commencement Speaker Is an Alum in the “News”

After traveling the world with such dignitaries as Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton, Elizabeth Leist will make a stop at Deerfield Academy on graduation day as the commencement speaker for the Class of 2009. At Deerfield, Ms. Leist won the Headmaster’s Award her senior year and was the treasurer ...


Crowd Control: Dealing with Next Year’s Over- Enrollment

Ever since Head of School Margarita Curtis announced Deerfield’s unusually high acceptance yield, the administration has been revamping their plans, originally for 617 students for the 2009-2010 academic year, to accommodate thirty additional students.


Will You be a Judge?

Deerfield is seeking adult volunteers to judge at the International Independent Schools’ Public Speaking Competition (IISPSC), which the school is hosting next October 1-4.


Proctors for 2009-2010 and Associated Dorms

Ashley: Ashleen Wicklow, Mei-fan Parnes Barton: Kevin Cho, Sam Gray, Buddy Reed, Cyrus Wittig, John Zurlo, Ashik Desai, Alexander Heller Bewkes: Hannah Flato, Katie Walker Dewey: Rachael Teague, Kirsten Vaughan Field: Connor Scott, Peter Sullivan, Jackson Logie, Chase Weidner, William Roth, Ricardo ...


Ceramics Cut from Arts Department

Ceramics will not be part of the Deerfield Arts Department curriculum next year. The current economy and scheduling issues are the two main factors to blame in the cutting of the ceramics classes.


Three Dedicated Faculty Retire: Peter Brush

Classics teacher Peter Brush was hired by Frank Boyden 43 years ago. Now the last remaining faculty member who can make that claim, he reflected on his time at the school with vivid clarity as he considered his retirement this May.


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