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Asma alumni spotlight
Alumni Spotlight

Asma came to Woodstock in 2011, when the Afghan Scholars Initiative (ASI) selected her from a pool of 120 students to apply to Woodstock. Founded by Qiam Amiry, ASI gives opportunities to exceptional young Afghan students to learn and grow in an international environment with the aim of becoming future...

Li Chu
Li Chu ’59: July 1941 – January 2017

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of our dear friend and invaluable member of the Woodstock community, Li Chu, on 25 January. Whether you knew Li in person or not you can be sure to have been touched by her work for Woodstock School and...

TZ Chu Woodstock Alumni
TZ Chu ’52: April 1934-September 2016

It is with great sadness that we heard of the passing of Woodstock’s dear friend and Distinguished Alumni, TZ Chu on 16 September. Surrounded by family members and very much at peace, TZ lost a battle with cancer which he had fought with considerable stoicism and resolve. TZ will be...

Farsi Nejad is a Woodstock Alumni, class of 1980
International Recognition for Woodstock Alumni – Faris Nejad

“The Curse of the Ancient Greeks”   Faris Nejad (Fardis Nouraninejad), Woodstock graduate, 1980 has recently received international recognition for the publication of his realistic contemporary fiction, “The Curse of the Ancient Greeks”, in two languages. (English and Greek). He has had the honor for his novel to be one of the...

Distinguished Alumni 2016 - Frederick S. Downs, Jr.
(Rick)
Distinguished Alumni 2016 – Frederick S Downs, Jr. (Rick)

Every  year Woodstock School recognizes alumni whose lives have made a significant contribution to realizing our ideal of “education for a world of difference”. We are pleased to announce our Distinguished Alumni for 2016 - Frederick (Rick) S Downs, Jr.    Born in Jorhat, Assam in 1961 to missionary parents, Rick started Woodstock in...

TZ Chu '52
T Z Chu ’52 Honoured for his Contributions to America

We take great pride and pleasure in announcing that our Distinguished Alumnus T Z Chu has been chosen among 20 immigrants in the USA, to be featured in National Museum of American History's (NMAH) new permanent exhibit, 'Many Voices One Nation', as someone who had made significant contributions to America. The...

Quad 2015. Commencement Speech

GRADUATION 2015 by Dr Jonathan Long Three words. That’s all – just three words. Three words which will be reliable guides throughout your life. Three words to pay attention to whenever you lose your way, whenever you need direction, comfort or courage: BENEATH Jesus told a story about two builders. One built his...

Nishant Agrawal
Quad 2015. Salutatorian’s Speech

By Nishant Agarwal Honorable Friends and Family, It is my distinguished honour to speak to you today. It seems just like yesterday when I came to this school. Memories of six years are fresh in my mind and I cannot believe that I no longer have to run up a hill or convince...

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Quad 2015. Valedictorian’s Speech

By Eriko Shrestha Mr. Mathews, Dr. Long, Parents, Teachers, Friends, and most importantly, my dearest Ad Astra: One of the things I learnt at Woodstock was to stop caring about my grades and instead learn to satisfy my curiosity. Yet, here I am today, standing with the privilege to address you because...