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Indian wild dog

27 Apr Alumni News – An Indian Safari

Harvey Kline (class of '57) recently took a trip to India with his wife. The glow of the sunrise was visible but had not yet overpowered the pre-dawn darkness.  There was an unexpected chill in the air as my wife Yuko and I took our seats in the back of the...

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Shruti Ganguly

23 Apr Alumni Spotlight – Shruti Ganguly

Shruti Ganguly is a filmmaker based in New York City. She left Woodstock in 2000, having spent three years at the school. Moving to Northwestern University in the States after graduation to study Art and Economics - she thought she would become an investment banker who would paint, on the...

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Mr and Mrs Chophel

20 Apr Alumni news – Mr & Mrs Chophel set to retire

Mr. & Mrs. Chophel, who have an association with Woodstock that spans 43 years, will retire this summer. Throughout their many years of service, they've been an inspiration to generations of students and staff alike, with kindness, compassion and an unbending dedication to the community.   Mr & Mrs Chophel outside the school clinic...

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Syria Civil Defense, aka the White Helmets, respond to an emergency

17 Apr The White Helmets – striving to save lives

Woodstock Student Shatakshi Kabi reflects on her conversation with alumnus Nellie Little about the work of Syria Civil Defense, colloquially known as The White Helmets.   A few weeks ago, the Centre for Imagination hosted a screening of the documentary, The White Helmets, an impartial, voluntary rescue force working to save lives in Syria. The screening provoked a good amount...

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Shubhashish-Bhutinani

06 Apr Alumni Spotlight – Shubhashish Bhutiani

Shubhashish Bhutiani graduated from Woodstock in 2009, having spent eight years here. After studying film at the School of Visual Arts in New York, he found himself back in India as a lost 22-year-old.   Deciding to backpack through India, he made his way from Kerala to Varanasi. It was in Varanasi that...

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Hadisa Wali, Woodstock alumnus

27 Mar Alumni spotlight – Hadisa Wali

Hadisa Wali came to Woodstock in 2009, when she was chosen by the Afghan Scholars Initiative (ASI) to attend Woodstock. She had always wanted to go to boarding school and was very excited to move to India.   Founded by Qiam Amiry, ASI gives opportunities to exceptional young Afghan students to learn and...

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Asma alumni spotlight

14 Mar Alumni Spotlight – Asma Ebadi

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...

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19 Apr 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...

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