Matthew Levin-Nussbaum considers himself “a procrastinator who truly wants to learn.” In class, he is “all in.” In terms of academics, he is “a historian who enjoys the social sciences, and,” as he says with a sheepish shrug, “much to [his] disgrace and embarrassment, Mr. Scalfano has gotten [him] slightly interested in poetry.” Matthew hangs his head. “It's awful,” he smiles.
Owen Mortner (Cambridge, MA) and Katia Dermott (Old Fort, NC) both participated in writing programs this summer where their work was published.
By Jill Hutchins, Dean of Enrollment Management
In my opinion, Family Weekend is the best Dublin School event held each year other than Graduation! This past weekend did not disappoint, as we had spectacular Fall weather and the largest attendance of families ever! We have the best families and it is always a pleasure to put on this weekend for you!
Dublin hosted Rocky Hill School, a high-level, gifted NEPSAC team on a cold, rainy day on upper field. Dublin's strategy was to fire shots on goal in the slippery conditions, and charge the net for second-chance opportunities. A shot from Ben Simon (New York, NY) in the first half trickled out of the keeper's grasp, nearly resulting in a goal. Ben also stepped up to play outside back later in the game. He successfully cleared a dangerous corner kick and made several other critical defensive stops. Rocky Hill also had multiple chances in the first half, pinging one shot off the crossbar and having several more stopped by Joe DuPont-Roche (Peterborough, NH).
Dublin jumped out to a commanding lead against a spirited Paulo Freire Social Justice Charter School team. Most of the game was spent on Paulo Freire's side of the field due to strong offensive performances by Joey Hynes (Dover, MA), Fab Joseph (Easton, PA), Quinn Wilson (Dublin, NH), and Benjamin Simon (New York, NY). Joey led the team in scoring earning a hat trick. Jaydon “Jay” Belliveau-Ryan (Peterborough, NH) scored twice while playing a center back.
Timmy Stone (Concord, MA) made his starting debut as an 8 and did a wonderful job helping our midfield to control the pace of the game. Thanks to a unified defensive line of Geoff Erickson (Concord, NH), Jay, Jacob Horowitz (Bethesda, MD)and Idriss Traore (New York, NY), Paulo had very few shots on goal. With the game well in hand, Paulo converted several shots into goals late in the second half as we transitioned more of our players onto the field to give them extended playing experience.
Opening Friday November 4, 2016
6:30 - 8 PM
In November 2015, I spent time at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts. This residency is 17 miles from Appomattox. When I left I drove slowly home through Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. I stopped at 12 Civil War battlefields. At each one I took a long walk or bike ride. I recorded the path of each tour on my phone with a mapping app. I wanted to pay attention to place and research how and if tragic slaughter lingers in a place.
Coming off of our fall break, the mountain biking team had three riders show up to the optional race at Vermont Academy on Wednesday. Jared Lewis, Sean Brown, and AJ Lee strapped on their helmets and took on a very technical course. It was decided that after a third place finish in his first ever B class race, AJ was ready for a move up to A class, and he joined the small list of riders who have raced A class for Dublin School's mountain biking team.
The race had a LeMond start, meaning that the riders rested their bikes down at the starting line, and ran a 100 yard dash to see who could get to their bike and start pedaling the fastest. AJ, a seasoned track star in Hong Kong, took out ahead of the crowd and took off ahead of the pack. As the race wound down, Jared placed 8th, AJ was 10th, and Sean was close behind with 11th. Overall a great finish, and special mention to AJ for placing in the top 10 for his first A class race.
There were 8 boats amidst brilliant fall colors in the Dublin 2016 Family Regatta Saturday afternoon 10/15. Winds were on-and-off again from the south, and from that direction Mt Monadnock strongly influences how and where on the lake the wind blows. The fluky South wind was certainly frustrating for the sailors! But it create a venue for the race course right in front of the Whitney Boat House. Onlookers lined the race course on 3 sides, at the boathouse, along the highway at the bottom of Cemetery Cove, and from Peanut Rock on the opposite side of the cover from the boathouse.
Picking up skis at Caldwell Sport.
Ella Rutledge (Amesbury, MA) is a little nervous about the robotic season this year. On the surface everything would seem to be better: more coaching, being able to work during the afternoon sports block, a tradition of winning. But to Ella “everything was so good” last year. Her only disappointment last year was not being able to drive the robot in competition. She got hints that she might be able to last year but it never materialized. It’s “obviously a privilege” and something she desperately wants to do.
Mr. Walters planted a 500 pound safe near the School House last week. He challenged the school to solve a series of clues that would lead to the opening of the strongbox. It took over six days for the safe to be “cracked”. Juniors Alissa Muise (Blue Hill, ME), Ella Rutledge (Amesbury, MA) and Freshman Reed Brencher (Killingworth, CT) were there at the opening. While the juniors were celebrated, they admitted that,” the Freshman Class did all the work and gave us the last clue when they couldn’t solve it…” That didn’t impact the safecrackers enthusiasm when the final tumblers clicked into placed, “we screamed, grabbed everything inside, and ran” to which Mr. Walters commented, as “all good bank robbers do…”
The fall Alpine Ski Camp is designed to bring a non rushed, fun atmosphere of ski racing fundamentals to the Dublin School alpine ski team. This is open to all Alpine ski team members and is not mandatory but highly suggested. It will be held from November 19-22, 2016 at the Sunday River Resort.
The Alpine Ski Camp will provide an exceptional start for the ski team to get on snow early season as a group, dial in new ski equipment, work on technical and tactical parts of ski racing through the very basis of ski racing which is free skiing. At the highest levels of ski racing, this is the best way to start a race season.
Saturday's game against High Mowing was a real nail-biter. The Dublin players were in high spirits coming on to the field and continued to display the sportsmanship and positivity that have become staples of our program. Despite the fact that Dublin dominated play and spent at least 80% of the game on High Mowing's side of the field, we were only able to convert one of the dozens of shots taken into a goal in the second half, a powerful shot taken by Fab Joseph (Easton, PA) with a subtle and intelligent assist by Will Boot (Larchmont, NY).
Dublin hosted Bradford Christian Academy for an invitational race on Saturday of Family Weekend. Dublin was victorious in both the girls' and boys' races. Despite a small field, Dublin runners did an excellent job of improving upon their personal bests, with many runners shaving minutes off of their previous times from our last home race in September.
In 1945 the World Series’ contestants were the American League’s Detroit Tigers and the National League’s Chicago Cubs. For whatever reason, Don Kennedy ‘48, Ebby Dane, ‘51 and I, ’50, felt great sympathy for the generally acknowledged underdog, the Chicago Cubs.
However Paul W. Lehmann, Dublin School’s founder a decade earlier and headmaster, was emphatic in proclaiming the certainty of a Detroit victory. A sort of wager resulted. Oddly (though perhaps not, given PWL’s rather dictatorial style), it was a one-way bet in that there was nothing we three students would receive if Chicago won. To PWL that was a clear impossibility, and with the Cubs’ loss thus assured, our part of the “bargain” called for us to cut a new ski trail.
Sunny, warm, peak-fall-color day with decent surge/fade wind for racing at the 'far' end of Dublin Lake where the view of the mountain swathed in color is best! 5 races and plenty of action as closely-spaced boats filled with students rapidly improving their skills vied for competitive advantage. Note the very close point spacing between 5th and 3rd places. An additional race could well have lead to a different regatta finish order.
Place Points Boat team (driver/crew)
7 35 Alex Goltz (Dallas, TX) and Henry White (Springfield, MA)
6 28 Laura Coffin (Keene, NH) and Cameron Mackay-Smith (White Post, VA)
5 22 Henry Luettgen (Winchester, MA) and Jack Richter (Norman, OK)
4 21 Faith Lewis (Bennington, NH) and Reed Brencher (Killingworth, CT)
3 19 Taya Kerwin (Hancock, NH) and Grace Harrington (Sharon, NH)
2 15 Deven Hardikar (Peterborough, NH) and Jacky Wang (Beijing, China)
9 Silas Howe (Amherst, NH) and Rebecca Magruder (Atlanta, GA
Dublin matched up against Hyde at the Seacoast Sports Complex in Epping, NH. Ethan Stanhope (Nassau, Bahamas) got the first start of his Dublin career at outside back, and made some key defensive stops early in the game. Despite his efforts, Hyde was out to a 2-0 lead at halftime.
During halftime, coaches emphasized the need for our players to maintain their shape and spacing as the ball moved from one end of the field to another. In the second half, Otto Vogel (Dublin, NH), Joey Hynes (Dover, MA), and Cam Harrington (Francestown, NH) flipped their intensity to a new level, constantly making themselves an open option in the midfield for their forwards and backs.
The Dublin squad (short several starters due to injury) faced Hyde School on Wednesday at the Seacoast United Outdoor Complex in Epping. Dublin scored first and never fell behind, but Hyde was able to follow many of the Wildcats' goals with a score of their own until the Lady Wildcats finally held them off in the second half as Goalie Zoe Hewitt '18 (Keene, NH) was able to settle her game and come up with some key saves. Celeste Hopson (Newark, NJ) '20 scored her first Dublin goal.
Mountain Biking hosted its annual Mountain Bike race on October 12th. Ten teams and 96 riders competed on the difficult Dublin School course. Dublin achieved its first team podium result of the season, placing third.
Individually, Sean Brown (Hampton Falls, NH) had his highest career finish in Class A placing 7th. Jared Lewis (Bennington, NH) placed 12th in Class A.
In Class B racing, Dublin had two podium finishes with AJ Lee (Hong Kong, Hong Kong) mounting the boys podium in third and Sita Moses (Dublin, NH) finishing second. Emil Hristache (Peterborough, NH) had his best result in B, with an 11th place finish and AJ Simpson (New York, NY) finishing 13th.
In Class C racing, Warren Umbach (Birmingham, AL) finished just off the podium in 4th, but less than a second behind the 2nd and 3rd place finishers. Abby Ingram (Dedham, MA) finished 2nd in the girls Class C race followed closely behind by her teammates Imogen VonMertens (Hancock, NH) in 4th; Ella Rutledge (Amesbury, MA) in 5th and Ali Weis (Nelson, NH) in 8th. In boys Class C (easily the largest class with 45 riders), Garret Autera (Roswell, GA) finished in 7th; Yifu Zhang (Beijing, China) finished 17th and Teddy Anderson (Jamestown, RI) finished 19th.