Karina Nguyen '18

Karina is a 16-year old junior from Kharkiv, Ukraine. She loves reading books in English,Russian and Ukrainian. Her favorite books are Fathers and SonsThe Da Vinci Code and Intermezzo. Karina began playing the piano at the age of four and graduated from the National School of Music # 5 in the specialization of piano five years ago. She is passionate about blogging, traveling, music interpretation, photography and social media management. Karina loves taking online courses, exploring fashion, and solving environmental issues. Her favorite movies are the Schindler’s ListDead Poets Society and Amélie. Karina enjoys being the delegate in Model UNs as well as the official member of the European Youth Parliament.

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Charles Emmanuel Ba Oumar '18

Charles Emmanuel Ba Oumar is a 2 year senior born in Libreville, Gabon. He enjoys reading, and his favorite book is The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, which “changed his life and expanded his horizons”. Also, he draws and paint in his free time. He joined Literati to be more involved with the arts at New Hampton School and practice his writing skills. He is a mediocre tennis player.

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Dr. Chelsea Woodard

Dr. Woodard teaches Creative Writing and Literature in the English Department, and currently serves as the department chair.  Some of her favorite writers are Seamus Heaney, Elizabeth Bishop, and Gjertrud Schnackenberg. She is the author of two volumes of poetry: Vellum (Able Muse Press, 2014) and Solitary Bee(Measure Press, 2016). Did you know? She drives to all the way to Vermont to watch her border collie, Billie, herd sheep.

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Torre Davy '17

Torre, a day student from Moultonborough, New Hampshire, is a four-year senior and founding member of Literati. He enjoys the literary works of JK Rowling, Charles Baudelaire, and the writers of Clickhole. His favorite film is Mr. Nobody, and he enjoys cross country, memes, theater, music, environmental science, and crossword puzzles. He’s super into anything really mentally stimulating, but in his free time, he occupies himself by sleeping, reading comedy articles, watching Jeopardy!, and eating. Next year, Torre will attend Middlebury College, in Middlebury, VT.

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Jennifer Okewunmi '17

Jennifer, or Jenn, is a second year returning senior and founding member of Literati who also is a boarding student who moved from Jakarta, Indonesia. Currently she is engaged in the International Baccalaureate program and has dreams of becoming an orthodontist and one day owning her own practice and bakery! Her favorite movie series is Fast and Furious and Step-Up. Her favorite book is This Much I Know is True by Wally Lamb. She finds anything with comedy, drama, love, and suspense appealing. She enjoys doing anything with her close group of friends. A common misconception about Jenn is that she is quiet and shy. Just give her two minutes and she'll prove you wrong!

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Emma E. Wellington '17, Creative Non-Fiction Editor

Emma is a four year boarding student from Manchester, New Hampshire. Emma is interested in studying international relations, Arabic, and Chinese at either American University or the University of St. Andrews in the coming year. She appreciates authors such as: Kurt Vonnegut, J. D. Salinger, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and Alice Munro. Her favorite movies consist of Into the WildRocky Horror Picture Show, and The Perks of Being a Wallflower. When Emma is not rock climbing or road cycling (two of her favorite activities), she will probably be napping, no matter the time of day. She likes to think her spirit animal is a sloth.

 

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Griffen Goldstock '18, Co-Art Editor

Hi, my name is Griffen Goldstock, I am a three year junior and I am a co-art editor for Literati. I have always loved art and literature and this was a perfect way for them to meet in the middle. Thank you to all the people who have submitted the artwork, it has helped a lot to make this issue awesome.

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Sophie Tsekov '20, Fiction Editor

Sophie was a boarding student from Westfield, New Jersey. Her favorite books include “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” (Betty Smith), “Outlander” (Diana Gabaldon), “The Secret Life of Bees” (Sue Monk Kidd), and many many more. Sophie attempts playing soccer in the fall, and stumbles through winter dance classes. However, her main activities are reading, sleeping, and stealing her roommates’ junk food. She also enjoys Model UN, Indie Pop, “The Breakfast Club”, and any Indian food she can get her hands on. Did you know? Sophie is bilingual.

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Ms. Kali Coles, Faculty Advisor

Ms. Coles taught French in the World Language Department at NHS. Her favorite writers include Gustave Flaubert, Charles Baudelaire, Marcel Proust, and André Breton. She’s also way into surrealism, psychoanalysis, and smoothies. Besides running and thinking obsessively about France, Ms. Coles enjoys scratching her dog, America. Did you know? Ms. Coles once swam with pink dolphins in the Amazon. Ms. Coles has relocated to Bath, ME, and works with the Maine Jung Center.

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Madison Schumacher '16, Blog Editor

Maddy was a day student at NHS for four years. Her favorite authors are Gillian Flynn, Nora Roberts and Edgar Allan Poe. She competes in tennis and volleyball, and is actively involved in community service,  as well as serves as Vice President of the Student Body. She is also interested in pursuing a career in the medical field after college. Did you know that Maddy is obsessed with wearing sweaters? She owns like a hundred… Maddy is now at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY.

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Ria Hardcastle '16, Art Editor & Graphic Designer

Ria was a boarding student from San Miguel de Allende Mexico. Ria's favorite texts include "Going Solo" by Roald Dahl and "Wedding Toast" by David Rakoff. One of her favorite works of art is "Girl With Red Hat" by Johannes Vermeer. Ria is a proud founder of the NHS Women's Society and is an avid IB art student. Did you know? Ria's first grade school teacher worked for the circus. Ria is currently taking a gap year.

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Tomohiro D. Miyachi '16, Fiction Editor

Tomohiro was a senior at New Hampton School from Cambridge, MA. His favorite authors are Albert Camus and Scott F. Fitzgerald. His favorite peace of art is Renoir’s “A Dance at Bougival”. During his free time, Tomohiro likes to play basketball and have a cup of coffee with his friends. Tomohiro now attends University of Rochester in Rochester, NY.

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Matthias Laudico '16, Draftsman

Matthias was a four-year senior at New Hampton School, and he enjoyed almost every moment. Matthias spends an unnatural amount of time thinking and drawing things that generally should not be thought or drawn. He uses almost exclusively pen and ink, filling his pages with gooey people and rigid shapes. His primary hope in art is to confuse and interest the viewer. By baffling the audience, his pieces hopefully evoke uncommon thoughts. Matthias now attends Parsons School of Design in New York, NY.

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Andrew Henriquez '16, Graphic Designer

Andrew Henriquez is serving as co-Graphic Designer for the first issue of the digital version of Literati. He is an avid runner and has been on the NHS Cross Country team for 3 years now. He enjoys general fitness and considers himself a food enthusiast. His favorite texts include Gone Girl and the Millennium trilogy. Rogier de Boeve is one of his favorite graphic designers - he’s from Belgium. Did you know? Andrew can crack his thumb joints. Andrew is now pursuing graphic design professionally at Savannah College of Art & Design in Savannah, GA.

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Adam Messinger '16, Part-Time Renaissance Man

Adam is a senior from Holderness, NH. His favorite literary works are The Catcher In The Rye, Franny & Zooey, and Are You There Vodka It's Me Chelsea? His favorite poem is, "A Supermarket In California" by Allen Ginsberg and when he's not brooding and reading he can be found in the theater or the music room. His favorite movie is Donnie Darko and some of his favorite activities are writing, avoiding going to the gym, wearing sweaters, burritos, sleeping, trying to draw, and picking out colorful socks. Adam has a blind, semi paraplegic black lab named Zippy, who is a metaphor for one aspect of his life: you decide which ! Adam now attends Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York.

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