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30 Aug Woodstock needs a watershed moment

Our student water conservation team works with the local community to tackle water scarcity in and around Woodstock and Mussoorie. Cofounder Dhrubhagat from the Class of 2020 identifies the pressing issues facing us around water conservation, and some of the practical solutions the team has identified to help Woodstock become more efficient in, and...

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28 Aug Alumni Spotlight – David Shastry ‘ 09

What brought you and your family to Woodstock? What years and which grades were you at Woodstock? My story of ending up at Woodstock is unique just like so many of us in this community. My parents were doctors and missionaries with the Emmanuel Hospital Association. We were posted in Raxaul...

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28 Aug In Honour of Teachers by Wayne Wardwell ’46

This is a piece Wayne wrote for his retirement home newsletter and for his son and daughter and Stephen Goheen.  He attended every class but second standard at Woodstock from Lower Kindergarten to tenth standard graduation in the class of 1946. His father, Wayne D. Wardwell, Sr was the first...

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27 Aug Alumni Spotlight – Sita Sarwal ’45

When did you graduate and how many years did you spend here? I graduated in 1945 after spending 9 years at Woodstock School. Where are you from? I am from North India and was born in Lahore which was in Undivided India. What brought you here? The family decided to buy a house in Mussoorie as...

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12 Jul Alumni Spotlight – Stephen Alter ’74

Stephen Alter is an author of both fiction and non-fiction. He has received the Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada, 2002-03 for his book Elephas Maximus. He worked as the director of the writing program at the American University in Cairo and was a writer-in-residence at the Massachusetts...

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18 Jun Entrepreneurship: Real-world Learning

Summer at Woodstock's Entrepreneurship Programme is an immersive experience which covers the processes and approaches startups use to achieve success. Summer at Woodstock Entrepreneurship participant Utsah and Faadumo from Woodstock's Class of 2021 write about their visit to Evolve, a social enterprise making plantable organic stationary and has a mission to sustainably...

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06 Jun Farewell from Dr Long

Dear Alumni and Friends, Two weeks ago our seniors graduated and left Woodstock.  They have come a long way and reached the end of a journey – their school days are over and now new journeys and new destinations await!  “God turns all our sunsets into sunrises,” wrote St Clement, the...

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28 May The Lyre Tree Society – The Whitcomb Family

A lyre tree symbolises many things, including longevity and virtue. Woodstock is an embodiment of longevity; the history and the stories of many alumni are still heard, and names are up on the plaques at Parker Hall and in the Alumni Office. Students walk through the foyer and look up...

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28 May Alumni Spotlight – Ashima Narain ’92

Ashima came to Woodstock on the 20th of May as the Guest Speaker for WOSA (Woodstock Old Students Association) Assembly. Each year, the Alumni Office welcomes the graduating class into the Alumni Community during this Assembly! Ashima is a photographer and filmmaker, represented by National Geographic Image Collection and the former...

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28 May Graduation Speeches 2019

Key speeches from 2019 Graduation service, including from Valedictorian Award winner, Khushi Agarwal and Best All-Round Graduating Student Award winner Faisal Qadir.   Valedictorian Award - Khushi Agarwal   Yes, this is a broken mug. I will explain why it is here soon enough. First of all, I must acknowledge the obvious reason we are...

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07 May Donor Spotlight – Taeho Kim

Taeho Kim became a parent at Woodstock when his son Jihoon joined Grade 8 in July 2018. Where are you from and what do you do? I am from Busan which is a large port city in South Korea and I am an inspector for the EHS (Environment, Health & Safety) for industrial machinery and...

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07 May Of Human Spectrum

After nearly seven years at Woodstock, art teacher Adam Hubbard and family are moving back to California. Anyone who has met Mr Hubbard knows that he's absolutely passionate about art, with infectious enthusiasm that has shaped the lives of many of those he has taught and worked with over the...

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