We are pleased to announce that NDA was selected to move on to the semi-final round of the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild's annual competition! Ms. Russell reports that 18 out of our 22 actors and techies received awards, an almost unheard of accomplishment! To read more, click on the link above.
Managing stress is a lifelong process and students learned some helpful tips at a presentation by clinical psychologist Dr. Nadja Reilly. She spoke with students about how to identify personal stress thresholds and find coping strategies. Dr. Reilly also led students in a meditation exercise which included guided imagery (walking through a forest), deep breathing, and progressive muscle relaxation.
After junior Kristina Hill suffered a stroke in the 8th grade, she was told by her doctors that she would never play hockey or soccer again. Kristina proudly proved them wrong and on February 11 she shared her recovery story with classmates. Kristina's presentation was part of NDA's month-long program to promote cardiovascular disease awareness – the number one killer of women in America.
We are pleased to announce that Kayla Burgess '14 received the very coveted "American Vision Nomination" for her sculpture portfolio, "Playing With Nature." Only five artists are selected for this prize from over 14,000 entries to this state-wide competition. This is an incredible achievement - congratulations, Kayla! Click on the link above to view Kayla's artwork.
Students, faculty, and staff viewed the groundbreaking documentary "Girl Rising" on Tuesday. The film presents the remarkable stories of nine girls around the world and the power of education in their lives. Following the film, students returned to homerooms where they researched the status of young women in specific countries. You'll see posters outside each classroom that provide facts and stories about girls around the world.