Broom ball teams in Jacobson Arena

Winter Carnival: Keeping Spirits High

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Traditions bring our community together and Winter Carnival is one that never disappoints. Despite cold temperatures and more time spent indoors, students and faculty enjoyed two days celebrating one another, having fun, and trying all sorts of activities new and old.

New Hampton Winter Carnival Spirit
Carnival activities brought the campus together full of smiles and laughter over the weekend.

Theatre at Winnipesaukee Playhouse

Winter Carnival weekend also features our winter theatre production. The talented cast of Love/Sick performed off campus at the Winnipesaukee Playhouse in partnership with their education department. The show was directed by New Hampton School’s Director of Theatre Joe Sampson. Throughout the weekend, students and faculty went to the Playhouse to support their friends on stage and enjoy fantastic performances.

NHS Men's Varsity Basketball Team
The Men’s Varsity Basketball Team won New Hampton’s annual invitational tournament.

New Hampton School Basketball Invitational

The Frederick Smith Gymnasium hosted the New Hampton School Basketball Invitation, packing the stands for two nights as Huskies cheered the Men’s Varsity A Basketball Team to victory against rival Tilton School in a two-round tournament. Mika Adams-Wood was honored with the Sloan MVP Award.

New Hampton Winter Carnival Casino
Faculty worked as dealers, fully assuming their role during Casino night.

Winter Carnival Luau, Casino Night and Bingo

Saturday was a full day of events. Following a great victory on the basketball court and impressive performances, the evening began with a Luau and pig roast. The dining hall then transformed into a Casino, also featuring some friendly games of bingo. Faculty and a few volunteer parents acted as dealers and regulated games, engaging students, showing off their card skills, and having fun. Similarly, students dressed to impress for their night out at the Casino.

Winter Carnival Roller Skating
New to Winter Carnival this year, the Field House was transformed into a roller skating rink.

Winter Carnival Roller Skating, Games and Treats

Sunday continued the fun with activities in the Field House including a roller-skating rink, a wrecking ball and criss-cross collision game, candy station, hot dogs and other tasty food stations. Later in the day, students competed in broomball in the Jacobson Arena and trivia in the theatre.

Winter Carnival Broom Ball in Jacobson Arena
Broomball is always a highlight of Winter Carnival. This year the games took place in Jacobson Arena.

Head’s Holiday Surprise

To close a fantastic weekend, Mr. Williams surprised students with a Head’s Holiday on Monday. Students and faculty alike cheered in the houses as the message reached everyone on Sunday night. A well-deserved treat to relax and refresh before heading back into the academic schedule.

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