Alumni in the World

Visit this page for updates about what our graduates are doing in the world! We'll update this page as we receive news, so alumni and alumni parents please feel free to contact us to share news and stories.

List of 17 news stories.

  • Penelope JENCKS '53 | Sculpture installation at Tanglewood

    New Koussevitzky bust unveiled at Tanglewood - The Boston Globe

    A new bust of Tanglewood founder Serge Koussevitzky was unveiled on Monday at the newly designed main gate of the Boston Symphony Orchestra's Lenox campus. The sculpture of the BSO's former music director is the third and final one in a series of key figures in the festival's history created by New England artist Penelope Jencks.
  • Clelie Fielding '14 | Varsity Lacrosse Player at Smith College

  • Matt Frost '09 | "Getting There" Documentary Premiers on PBS

  • Thomas Buchanan '15 | Founder of "Lichen Leather," Hand-made leather goods company

    Thomas BUCHANAN '15 recently founded his own leather good production company. He specializes in custom-made leather backpacks, but also produces pencil cases, laptop cases, bracelets, and earings.

    To order a custom-made leather backpack, visit the "Design Your Bag" section of the Lichen Leather website, which launched on December 7. During his senior year at High Mowing, Thomas made a leather backpack for his Projects Block experience walking the Camino Trail in Spain--watch the video here.
  • Meredith Hall '67 | Author and Professor

    Without a Map: A Memoir


    Meredith HALL '67 recently appeared on an episode of Safe Space Radio to talk about her book "Without a Map: A Memoir." In both the interview and in the book she spoke about her teen pregnancy--and how Mrs. Emmet, founder of High Mowing, accepted her to the school after the child was born. Meredith said that Mrs. Emmet "saved her life" by creating a refuge from the stigma and the shunning that had followed her since her pregnancy became known. Spending her senior year at High Mowing, which she described as "idyllic," allowed her to recover and to chart a new course for her life.

    Listen to the interview here, and buy her book here.

    Meredith Hall is a writer and professor emeritus at University of New Hampshire. Her essays have appeared in The New York Times, Creative Nonfiction, The Southern Review, Five Points, Prairie Schooner, and several anthologies. 
  • Peter MITCHELL '14 and Tristen RODGERS '14 | Founders of non-profit to promote ocean cleanup

    Peter MITCHELL '14 and Tristen RODGERS '14 are working to clean up trash in the ocean and to prevent future pollution. Together they founded a 501c(3) to organize cleanup events, to encourage companies to eliminate plastic waste, and to coordinate community education efforts. So far they have removed 2,300 pounds of trash from the ocean, and they already have several sponsors. Peter and Tristen are students at the University of Rhode Island.

    Follow their efforts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and visit their website to learn more and get involved.
  • David Graham '03 and Tobin Renwick '03 | Red Trouser Show at NC State Fair

    This week the Red Trouser Show is at the North Carolina State Fair! David and Tobin, both graduates of High Mowing and Pine Hill, have performed across the US and around the world. To watch a video of their show click here, and to view their schedule click here.
  • Nicole Perez '10 | co-author of Albuquerque journal special report

    West Mesa Murders

    Albuquerque Journal Special Report On Feb. 2, 2009, a woman walking her dog stumbled across a human bone - the first of many in what would become one of the largest crime scenes in American history. At first, the pace was frantic. There were human remains to identify and a serial killer to catch.

    Nicole PEREZ '10 is a staff writer at the Albuquerque Journal in Albuequerque, New Mexico. She started reporting on this story around two years ago. Check out her other stories here.
  • Will Talbot '10 | Founds his own Pottery in Connecticut


    Last year Will TALBOT '10 founded his own pottery in Washington, CT. He teaches small classes, and produces functional ware and artistic pieces. After graduating from High Mowing Will studied Ceramics at Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, OR. 

    Learn more about Will and Bell Hill Pottery by visiting his website, following him on Facebook and Instagram, and checking out his store on Etsy.
  • Jesse Thompson '90 | designing tiny houses in Portland, Maine

    Tiny lots, big ideas fueled by Portland housing crunch

    Five years ago, Paul Ledman and his wife Colleen Myers decided to move their family to Portland from Cape Elizabeth. They wanted to be in the city, and they wanted to design a house with several missions in mind - it would be energy-efficient, provide rental income, be a solid investment in a desirable neighborhood and have a garage and an elevator so that they could age in place.
  • Jonah TOLCHIN '11 | New Album Released

    "Thousand Mile Night" was released on August 5. Listen to the full album by downloading Spotify, or click here for other downloading and streaming options.
  • Mark Froling '86 | featured in biomass magazine

    The Ultimate Biomass Heating Package

    No one buys a furnace because it matches the décor of the room. Boilers and furnaces are purchased because conventional wisdom says they must be bought, fed and maintained to stay warm. Imagine purchasing just the heat that warms your home instead of the costly equipment, the volatilely priced fuel that feeds it, and all the maintenance headaches that come with operating the system.
    Mark FROLING, High Mowing class of 1986, founded Froling Energy in 2002. Based in Peterborough, NH, Froling Energy works with homeowners, schools, and commercial and industrial clients to design and install biomass heating systems. High Mowing's system, which was installed in the fall of 2014 by Froling Energy, can be powered by wood pellets, wood chips, liquid natural gas, or propane.
  • Jessica VAN DAM '10 | Forensic Illustration

    Cranial Entrapment Jessica VAN DAM '10
    This is a sample illustration depicting a Cranial Entrapment scenario to be used in a book on Skeletal Trauma by Dr. Erika L'Abbe and Dr. Steve Symes. Jessica 'Jessie' VAN DAM '10 has been working as their illustrator and her work will be published alongside theirs when the book is complete. Jessie studied Forensic Anthropology at Mercyherst College and was an exemplary art student while attending High Mowing School.

  • Holly Bowling '02 | "Distilling A Dream" Documentary

    Holly Bowling: Distilling a Dream

    Documentary short film about musician Holly Bowling and the musical journey that led her to transcribe, perform, and record Phish songs and jams on solo piano. Follow Holly Bowling on Twitter @hollyjbowling Follow the filmmakers on Twitter @WeaverNFLF & @TweedTypewriter
  • Henry Glick '03 | Authored Study Published in "Nature"

    Seeing the forest and the trees, all 3 trillion of them

    A new Yale-led study estimates that there are more than 3 trillion trees on Earth, about seven and a half times more than some previous estimates. But the total number of trees has plummeted by roughly 46% since the start of human civilization, the study estimates.
    Read the abstract of the study here.
  • Sorrell Nielsen '15 | Tightwire Act

    Sorrell Nielsen Tightwire 2015

    ProTrack Graduation Number 2015
  • Helen WRIGHT '08 | Tiny Desk Concert Audition

    Helen Rose Tiny Desk Competition

    "FLATLANDS OF NORTH DAKOTA" H. Rose/ M. Etzioni/ A. Wright Helen Rose- Vocals/ Tenor sax Max Kaplan- Clarinet/ Egg Shaker Molly Kaplan- Bass Dylan Cooper- Trashcan Drums Jonah Tolchin- Guitar Danny Roaman- National Resonator
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Founded in 1942, High Mowing School is an accredited Waldorf co-educational school serving day, boarding, and homestay students in Wilton, NH, from early childhood through grade 12. HMS is a place to grow intellectually, artistically, and socially while living and learning with students from across town and around the world.  Accredited by NEASC and AWSNA (high school current; lower school in process).