Category: Student Life

Honor Roll–First Semester 2017-18

Congratulations to the students who made the Honor Roll for the first semester of the 2017-18 year..more than half way to the end! Our list is sorted by grade and then alphabetically. Be proud, students (and parents!)–we certainly are.

First Name Last Name Grade  Recognition
Matthew Brown 6 High Honors
Moroni Hua 6 Maximum Honors
Koda Jacque 6 High Honors
Emily Parnicky 6 Honors
Adam Stetson 6 Maximum Honors
Nolan Styspeck 6 Honors
Sara Avery 7 Maximum Honors
Sophie Griffin 7 Honors
Julianna Mason 7 High Honors
Zachary Mavlouganes 7 Honors
John Mayock 7 Maximum Honors
Artem Nazarov 7 Maximum Honors
William Platt 7 High Honors
Ryan Priestly 7 Maximum Honors
Gabriel Shumway 7 Maximum Honors
Alexis Stratton 7 Maximum Honors
Michael Aboukasm 8 Maximum Honors
Liam Brown 8 Maximum Honors
Malcolm Brown 8 Maximum Honors
Hannah Donnelly 8 Maximum Honors
Samantha Jacques 8 Maximum Honors
Zi Jian Jiang 8 Maximum Honors
Akana Nakamura 8 Effort
Emmi Nunes 8 Honors
Piper Polga 8 Maximum Honors
Kiara Rogers 8 High Honors
Brian Squire 8 High Honors
Sophie Stetson 8 High Honors
Mohammed Abbasi 9 Maximum Honors
Dima Aboukasm 9 Maximum Honors
Lily Griffin 9 Maximum Honors
Qi Hu 9 Maximum Honors
Marie Hua 9 Maximum Honors
Jun Hyun Kim 9 High Honors
Haisu Li 9 Honors
Jinqi Liu 9 High Honors
Katarzyna Ludkiewicz 9 Maximum Honors
Jaidan Luis 9 Honors
Evan Manioudakis 9 Honors
Sophia Mason 9 Effort
Nam Nguyen 9 Honors
Jillian Ouimet 9 High Honors
Leslie Peña 9 Maximum Honors
Zachary Roulier 9 Maximum Honors
Chenling Tang 9 Maximum Honors
Maxim Tishchenko 9 Maximum Honors
Laurel Tramazzo 9 Maximum Honors
Charles Walker-Hoover 9 Honors
Zhirui Xia 9 Honors
Sudenaz Yilmaz 9 Maximum Honors
Junmin Zhu 9 Maximum Honors
Wenxin Zou 9 Maximum Honors
Sofiia Akhmechet 10 Maximum Honors
An Cao 10 Maximum Honors
Duc Dao 10 Maximum Honors
Chloe DeAngelis 10 High Honors
Grace Drost 10 High Honors
Hongde Han 10 High Honors
Haoran Hu 10 Honors
Ian Hua 10 Maximum Honors
Alison Jackson 10 Maximum Honors
Megan Jacques 10 Maximum Honors
Franck Kepnang Ndjong 10 High Honors
Arina Kharakhashyan 10 High Honors
Madeleine LaChance 10 Maximum Honors
Maya Levine 10 Maximum Honors
Peiyuan Lin 10 Maximum Honors
Martina Lopez 10 High Honors
Pengcheng Lu 10 Honors
Huiqin Mao 10 High Honors
Dale Messer 10 High Honors
Nhung Nguyen 10 Maximum Honors
Edgar Padilla 10 Honors
Kwan Poon 10 High Honors
Savannah Richard 10 Maximum Honors
Jordyn Shepard 10 Honors
Hannah Sudsbury 10 Maximum Honors
Daniela Tishchenko 10 Maximum Honors
Ayse Beyza Tumturk 10 Maximum Honors
Mehmet Tuncer 10 Honors
Si Jun Wang 10 Maximum Honors
Jonah Abrams 11 Honors
Turec Akalin 11 High Honors
Charles Avery 11 Honors
Aurora Basnet 11 Maximum Honors
John Lucas Bellingall 11 High Honors
Georgianna Brown 11 Maximum Honors
Ryleigh Cauley 11 Honors
Asmaa Chaudhry 11 Maximum Honors
Yanru Chen 11 Maximum Honors
Julia Cloutier 11 High Honors
Mikhail Galaktionov 11 High Honors
Mustafa Gureltol 11 Honors
Yunxia Hallowell 11 Maximum Honors
Ziqi He 11 High Honors
Eugene Hong 11 High Honors
Hazim Jaber 11 High Honors
Craig Judicki 11 High Honors
Gabriella Keser 11 Maximum Honors
GyuLee Kim 11 Honors
Chloe LaDuke 11 Maximum Honors
Kirill Lazarev 11 Maximum Honors
May Le 11 Maximum Honors
Quynh Huong Le 11 Maximum Honors
Alexis Legowski 11 Honors
Manning Li 11 High Honors
Jiachen Lu 11 High Honors
Yu Lu 11 Maximum Honors
Anna Ludkiewicz 11 Maximum Honors
Ava Marion 11 Honors
Ismael Massoud 11 Maximum Honors
Haley Moriarty 11 Maximum Honors
Gia Nguyen 11 High Honors
Chenxi Pu 11 Honors
Olivia Ramirez 11 Maximum Honors
Sarah Scott 11 Maximum Honors
Arhum Shaikh 11 High Honors
Sophia Sharp 11 Maximum Honors
Mengqi Sun 11 Maximum Honors
Cheuk Hin Adrian Tam 11 Maximum Honors
Pelin Top 11 Effort
Zhenhao Wang 11 Honors
Zixun Wang 11 Maximum Honors
Talia Wiesel 11 Maximum Honors
Mengxi Wu 11 Honors
Yinan Xiao 11 Honors
Shiyu Zhao 11 Honors
Owen Albanese 12 High Honors
Isabel Alvarez 12 Honors
Aniis Anderson 12 Effort
Narcizo Andrade 12 Honors
Emilee Auclair 12 Maximum Honors
Emre Ban 12 High Honors
Mason Baral 12 Honors
Anastasiia Buiadzhy 12 Maximum Honors
Alexander Burch 12 High Honors
Alexander Christie 12 Honors
Nguyen Co 12 High Honors
Ethan Deecher 12 Maximum Honors
Kayla Deecher 12 Maximum Honors
Nathan Enders 12 Maximum Honors
Chufeng Fang 12 Maximum Honors
Isabelle Gerboni Amaral Lopes 12 Honors
Yicheng Hao 12 Maximum Honors
Seungyeon Hong 12 Maximum Honors
Tae Seol Hong 12 High Honors
Sin Hee Hwang 12 Maximum Honors
Maren Jung 12 Maximum Honors
Chenxi Li 12 Maximum Honors
Hanyang Li 12 Maximum Honors
Xiner Liu 12 Maximum Honors
Yuanjin Lyu 12 Maximum Honors
Khaylen Mahdi 12 High Honors
Varona Maysonet-Ayala 12 Maximum Honors
Son Bao An Nguyen 12 Maximum Honors
Matthew Niemczura 12 Honors
Songtsen Norbu 12 Honors
Mojolaoluwa Oke 12 Maximum Honors
Reagan Os 12 Honors
Vincent Pedersen 12 High Honors
Khanh Pham 12 Maximum Honors
Taylor Pluta 12 High Honors
Tianxiang Qiu 12 High Honors
Jinglin Qu 12 High Honors
Jaeyong Shim 12 Honors
Jordan Skibel 12 High Honors
Sarah Soares 12 Maximum Honors
Jocelyn St Onge 12 High Honors
Ashley Stebbins 12 Maximum Honors
Samuel Szczur 12 Maximum Honors
Dogukan Tumturk 12 Maximum Honors
Nam Vo 12 Maximum Honors
Ziyang Wang 12 High Honors
Yiran Wei 12 High Honors
Tianyue Xiao 12 High Honors
Zixiao Xu 12 Honors
Beyza Yilmaz 12 Honors
Siyu Yin 12 Honors
Caitlyn Zaranek 12 Honors
Suchen Zhu 12 Maximum Honors

16 New Students Welcomed

Welcome new students! We started off the second semester by introducing 16 students to the MacDuffie community.

“This is a great group of new students! Mid-year is always a difficult time for transition, so I applaud the tough choice that these students made to get a head start on next year’s studies,” said Head of School Mr. Griffin. “On behalf of The MacDuffie School, I welcome them to our small, close-knit community – we’ll do our best to make them feel like this is their home away from home.”

Our new students come from the U.S., China, Vietnam, and Kazakhstan and range from 7th through 11th grade.

Thank you for joining our community!

PHOTOS: Mountain Day 2017

Mountain Day and Candlelight are often cited when you ask seniors or alumni about their favorite MacDuffie traditions. (And a few might say Senior Sleepover, which caps off the day.) This year’s events took place on a beautiful, unseasonably warm October day.

After climbing Mount Holyoke and enjoying stunning views in every direction, the community had dinner together. As dusk fell, we made our way in silence to the bonfire in the field, formed two circles, and lit candles. The inner circle of new students and faculty then joined the outer circle, symbolizing that we’re no longer new or returning–just one community at MacDuffie. The evening concluded with CIRCLE value reflections from students and the Head of School and the singing of “Summer Suns” and “The Magnolia Song.”

Boarding Trip to Vermont

Campfires. Swimming. Board games. Trust-building exercises. Check, check, check, and check!

The annual boarding trip to the Hulbert Outdoor Center in Vermont was an activity-filled weekend of bonding and fun. (A few day students joined the trip, too!). Although a bit cooler than years’ past, as you can see, it didn’t stop students from enjoying some time in the water. Check out the pics!

Welcome to MacDuffie 2017-18

Summer went by in a snap, and the opening of the 2017-18 school year is underway.

To begin, we welcomed new international students and their families to campus. We have students from 26 nations in the MacDuffie community this year. Some of the nations represented by new and returning students include Brazil, China, Denmark, Hong Kong, Jamaica, Nigeria, Russia, Rwanda, South Korea, Turkey, Vietnam, and the Virgin Islands (St. Croix).

Also this week we had registration, ice breaking activities with Playfair, and the annual Ice Cream Social for parents, students, faculty, and staff. (For the flavor-curious: choices included chocolate, strawberry, vanilla, black raspberry, coffee, and cotton candy.)

And now we’re ready for the school year!