Retired English teacher Jim Brewer ’54 was recently presented with the Theuner Award for his service to the Holderness School in Plymouth, N.H.
The Right Reverend Douglas E. Theuner Award is named in honor of the eighth bishop of New Hampshire, a faithful servant of Holderness School. The award is given to a person who has significantly increased and furthered the mission of the school.
Brewer served Holderness for 23 years as an English teacher, department chair, director of development, director of college counseling, director of publications, assistant headmaster and football coach. He continues his devoted involvement with the school, serving as a guest storyteller at each reunion.
He founded the boys’ and girls’ lacrosse programs, winning 12 league championships and twice being named Northern New England Coach-of-the-Year. He also founded Holderness School Today, the school’s flagship publication. Academically, he created the Senior Colloquium, a special program that has since broadened and matured into Senior Honors Thesis.
Brewer graduated from Hobart College with a B.A. in English. On campus, he was involved in numerous clubs and activities, serving as a member on the Board of Control, working for the Herald and playing on the lacrosse team. He was a member of Kappa Alpha and was inducted into the Orange Key, Chimera and Druid societies. Upon graduating from Hobart, Brewer attended the University of Wisconsin Law School and the Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College.