Local teens collect devices to connect COVID-19 patients with family and friends


Two young men have launched an incredible project so COVID-19 patients in New England can FaceTime with their loved ones from the hospital. >> Download the free WMUR app Advertisement Kaya Suner posted the idea on Facebook, collecting iPads and iPhones so COVID-19 patients in the hospital can communicate with their loved ones. The response was overwhelming, and soon Suner partnered with former classmate Christopher Fridlington from New Hampton.

New Hampton School Celebrates 198th Commencement

New Hampton School

New Hampton School began a new tradition this year to recognize academic excellence and to promote a scholarly perspective at Commencement. Selected by the members of the Cum Laude Society, this year Christopher Fridlington ’19 had the honor of being the first speaker in representing the very best of the academic minds on campus. “When I was composing this speech I sought to find a theme that would apply to all of us, and I eventually settled on how each of us share three moments of change in our lives: one when we came to New Hampton, one whilst we have been here, and, finally, the change we are celebrating today.

Christopher Fridlington ’19 Mentors Attendees at the MIT Hackathon

New Hampton School

Students and professionals of all ages from around the globe apply to attend the Reality Virtually Hackathon at MIT Media Lab. A year ago, Christopher Fridlington ’19 was one of the youngest attendees at an augmented reality conference hosted by the Media Lab. When Christopher applied to attend the Hackathon this year, he was invited to be a mentor rather than a participant. Up for the challenge, not only did he attend the event, Christopher was the only high school student to serve as a mentor for industry professionals and conference attendees.

Exploring Augmented Reality at ARiA Summit

New Hampton School

When Christopher Fridlington ’19 was offered an internship with the Architectural Firm, Arrowstreet, over the summer, he had no idea his connection would lead him to attend the ARiA (Augmented Reality in Action) Summit at MIT’s Media Lab in January 2018, as one of only two high school students among hundreds of industry professionals. What is ARiA, many of us ask? ARiA is an annual conference about ideas, namely Augmented Reality, where thought leaders in Augmented Reality development, digital, electronic and human integration come together to share ideas. Christopher arrived at New Hampton in 9th grade a self-taught coder, who had learned how to develop iOS applications. In his past two years as a student, Christopher took advantage of courses in Graphic Design, Animation, and CAD, further developing his understanding of code, user interface, and computer programming.