Dave Iseri '80

"I went from an environment where I did not fit in to an environment where “in” had no definition. All students were encouraged to explore who they were and construct their lives around the resulting discoveries."
I believe all WMS students feel, sometimes sooner, sometimes later, that their class cycle is unique. My perception, however, has widened over the years.  I think many others will relate to at least some of the big and small things I recall of my time there. The following experiences are not connected in a timeline, but many across the classes will recognize the events or feelings they evoke.
• Thirty below zero outside. Sleeping in Burroughs with the window open and my -5 degree sleeping bag.
• Hiking the Presidential range by full moon. Arriving at Mount Jackson at moon fall.
• Moonlight madness - Two-person team cross country ski racing through WMS woods at night.
• Climbing Cannon in winter with Steve Morris.
• Ice climbing Pinnacle Gully on Mount Washington with Peter Mullins, my calculus teacher, and Brett Kaull. Night falls at the summit resulting in an adventurous decent.
I came from a large public school to the WMS community. WMS to me was a vehicle for immersion in outdoor experiences and to interact with students like myself. I went from an environment where I did not fit in to an environment where “in” had no definition. All students were encouraged to explore who they were and construct their lives around the resulting discoveries. I first studied geology at WMS, a step in the formation of my professional career.
- Dave Iseri '80 
 

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THE WHITE MOUNTAIN SCHOOL

371 West Farm Road  •  Bethlehem, New Hampshire 03574  •  603.444.2928
Founded in 1886 and set in the beautiful White Mountains of northern New Hampshire,
The White Mountain School is a coeducational college-preparatory boarding and day
school for students grades 9-12/PG.