Members of the North Country School Class of 2012 are, from left, Christian Anderson, Naomi Peduzzi, John Canning, Andrea Flores, Darin Peng, Heidi Choi, Houston Weedn, Marcos Fernandez, Tommy Scafidi, Ramon Luis, Arturo Montiel, Tamara Coia, Winston Purifoy, Henry Tashman, Louise de Mattos, Hannah Runyon, Woody Reid, Maddie Lightfoot, Babacar Ly, Sam Leone, Tyler Cook-Aitken and Shoshone Kendall.
Lake Placid On Saturday, June 2, 22 members of the North Country School Class of 2012 stood proudly on the stage of the School’s Quonset to receive the applause of their families, teachers, and fellow students.
Each held a “senior book,” the hand-made scrapbook filled with their personalized diploma and pages of memories created by friends and staff. Moments before, faculty members gave an appreciation of each graduating senior, and the new graduates, in turn, voiced their thanks to parents, teachers, classmates, and friends.
Matthew Tuck, NCS class of 1978 and 15-year managing director at Credit Suisse in New York, gave the graduation address. Recalling his own days at NCS, Matt spoke of the discipline and hard work he learned at the hand of wise and dedicated faculty.
Head of School David Hochschartner presented the Jamieson-Roseliep Work Award to Dante Buckley, Heidi Choi, Eun Bi Go, Marcos Fernandez, Andrea Flores, and Hannah Runyon; he also recognized seniors Louise de Mattos and Naomi Peduzzi for achieving Literary 46er status in the Title Trekking (independent reading) program.
NCS’ newest graduates will attend the following schools next year:
Christian Anderson - The Forman School; John Canning - Gould Academy; Ha Young (Heidi) Choi - Portsmouth Abbey School; Tamara Coia - Eagle Hill School; Tyler Cook-Aitken - Dublin School; Louise de Mattos - ACS Cobham International School; Marcos Fernandez - The White Mountain School; Laura (Andrea) Flores Diaz - Wasatch Academy; Shoshone Kendall - The Orme School; Sam Leone - Gould Academy; Maddison Lightfoot - Christchurch School; Ramon Luis - The Baldwin School of Puerto Rico; Babacar Ly - Gould Academy; Arturo Montiel Ferreyra - Technologico de Monterrey, Campus Santa Fe; Naomi Peduzzi - Keene Central School; Mingchuan (Darin) Peng - Gould Academy; Thomas (Winston) Purifoy - Bishop Lynch High School; William (Woody) Reid - Phillips Exeter Academy; Hannah Runyon - Gould Academy; Thomas Scafidi - Northfield Mount Hermon School; Henry Tashman - The Loomis Chaffee School; Victor (Houston) Weedn - Colorado Rocky Mountain School.