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SADHA Wins Halloween Door Decor Contest

SADHA Halloween door decorationThanks to the efforts of many clubs and organizations on campus, NHTI’s fifth annual Adopt-a-Door Contest was a fantastic success!  The Office of Admissions, with the generous sponsorship of the Student Senate, would like to formally congratulate our THREE winners this year!  Our two second place contestants tied in the voting period and will BOTH be receiving 50 dollars in their organization account!  Without further ado, here are the winners:

  • SADHA: 1st Place
  • Orthoblast: 2nd Place
  • Central Ray: 2nd Place

We also want to thank our other contestants for their participation and wonderful creations: CAB, Student Senate, AET Club, SNA, Education Club, ASB, NHJDAA and PTK.  Finally, we to thank the students of NHTI for voting and supporting their fellow classmates!  The Adopt-a-Door Contest is a prime example of the cohesive, energetic nature of NHTI student activity, and we hope you will continue to exude that energy in everything you do here.


Elf Movie Poster

"Elf" Movie Night
Thursday Dec 4, 7 pm
Student Center Rotunda
Free movie & refreshments for NHTI students!


Volunteer for Winter Fling!

Saturday January 24, 2015

Winter Fling logo

“NHTI’s Winter Fling has truly become one of the must-attend events in the Concord area!” -- Dr. Susan Lynch, Former NH First Lady

Tickets have been sold out for weeks so this may be your only chance to see the show!  Volunteers are still needed for Registration Table, Greeters at Concord-by-the-Bite, and the Buy-A-Vote Table. 

Ever worked in a restaurant?  Help Alan’s of Boscawen pass hors d’oeurves during “Dancing with the Concord Stars!”

To volunteer, email Alumni and Development at

From Concord to Concord to Meet Thoreau

Several American Literature students from NHTI traveled to Walden Pond in Concord, MA., on Wednesday, Nov. 19, as part of their studies on Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Louisa May Alcott, all writers who lived in Concord, MA, in the nineteenth century.

Mallory Belanger, Gavin Strickland, Jonathan Legare, William Shields, Christopher Carnahan, Alexis Shields, Courtney Raymond, Prof. Paula DelBonis-Platt, and Nathaniel Platt

Mallory Belanger, Gavin Strickland, Jonathan Legare, William Shields, Christopher Carnahan, Alexis Shields, Courtney Raymond, Prof. Paula DelBonis-Platt, and Nathaniel Platt on the site of the original cabin where Henry David Thoreau wrote his book "Walden."

The students “met” Henry David Thoreau, as portrayed by scholar Richard Smith, at the replica cabin at the Walden Pond State Reservation, where Smith had built a warm fire in the cast iron stove to combat the chill. The group then walked around the Walden Pond to Thoreau’s Cove to the original site of the cottage where Thoreau lived for two years. Those who wished to honor Thoreau’s vision could add a stone to the cairns erected next to the original cabin site, as Thoreau’s mentor Ralph Waldo Emerson did after Thoreau’s death at age 44 in 1862 after a life working as a surveyor, pencil maker, and writer.

The NHTI group, led by Prof. Paula DelBonis-Platt, then took a tour of the perimeter of the pond with interpretive guide and visitor services supervisor Jennifer Ingram, learning more about water levels, the types of plants Thoreau grew, and the history of the site. Thoreau’s book, Walden, helps researchers at Boston University today understand how ecosystems are changing, Ingram said.

NHTI student Alexis Shields, who attended with her 10-year-old son, said that one of her favorite quotes from Thoreau is: "If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away."  Alexis said she particularly likes this quote “because I believe it is important to be authentic, to be an individual. It's what makes each of us unique. I've heard, to use Thoreau's words, a different drummer all my life.  Sometimes, often times, I have been ridiculed and judged for this, but I would never choose to not be me.”

Shields said she especially enjoyed Smith’s portrayal of Thoreau and hearing him speak in Thoreau’s voice. “Standing in his cabin and conversing with him, I felt transported back in time,” Alexis said.  “I also gained a greater respect for living history and its benefits to education for all ages.”

NHTI student Courtney Raymond said she appreciates Thoreau’s statement that “public opinion is a weak tyrant compared with our own private opinion.  What a man thinks of himself, that it is which determines, or rather indicates, his fate.”  Courtney said, “This quote inspires me to continue on my own path toward my personal visions and aspirations.”  She added, “I enjoy Thoreau as an icon, in particular his modes of thinking (non-conformity) and the connection he developed with nature.  Living in New England with all its beauty in nature is a bind that connects us to our forefathers, and I feel fortunate that Walden Pond is only an hour away.”

Both Shields and Raymond are taking American Literature I this semester, and are also editors with NHTI’s student literary journal, The Eye.






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