Pathways Student Highlight: Nick Daly

Pathways: Student Highlight

Nick Daly ‘20, is among the first group of Berwick students to be accepted into the Visual Art Pathways program, which empowers students to pursue arts-related passions. Nick’s interests range from digital media design and public art to traditional art making. He has recently completed a large-scale mural on an exterior wall of the Patricia Baldwin Whipple Arts Center as the culmination of a long-term Innovation Pursuit. Nick’s project spanned all aspects of the design, including approval, production of nearly 80 individual laser cut stencils, and finally the painting of his mural.

Nick’s mural depicts an imagined scene of a youth jumping between boxcars in Portsmouth. It perfectly embodies the spirit of excitement and momentum for our new Pathways students.

Like Nick, students earning an Arts Pathway designation will engage in real world experiences and impact the broader community in a variety of ways, including Innovation Pursuits and off-campus performances and exhibitions. Each student will build a resume containing a physical and digital portfolio and integrate their works into a variety of exhibitions and performances.

The Berwick Academy Pathways program empowers students to dive deeper into curricular and extracurricular related pursuits. Currently, Pathways are available in arts and STEAM, and additional Pathways are being developed. Students may earn a Pathways designation on their diploma by meeting specific criteria and maintaining high standards of investment in all Pathways-related coursework and extracurricular activities.

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Berwick Academy, situated on an 80-acre campus just over one hour north of Boston, serves 600 students, Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12, from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine. Deeply committed to its mission of promoting virtue and useful knowledge, Berwick Academy empowers students to be creative and bold. Berwick strives to graduate alumni who shape their own learning, take risks, ask thoughtful questions, and come to understand and celebrate their authentic selves.  Founded in 1791 and rooted in a tradition of college preparation, our culture of innovation prepares students for a complex and dynamic world.