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AIGLON

THE ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND


Zhanel Abisheva (Le Cerf, 2014), Edoardo Achenza (Belvedere, 2014), Jean-Charles Adam (Delaware, 2006), Jessica Afisidis Nicholls (Exeter, 2015), Mohammed Afkhami (Alpina, 1992), Chau Agon (Exeter, 1983), Leona Ajdan (Exeter, 2010), Nawaf Al Akeel (Alpina, 2012), Fawzi Al Khazaal De Sousa (Exeter, 1992), Fawaz Al Shawwa (Alpina, 2012), Fateh Al-Khazal (Belvedere, 1991), Yasmin Alaghband (Le Cerf, 2011), Giada Albanese (Clairmont, 1992), Khalid Aldabal (Alpina, 2009), Ann Aliboni Recordati (Chantecler, 1990), Matteo Aliboni Recordati, William Alkema (Delaware, 1974), Susan Alkema, Faye Alseif (Le Cerf, 2013), Olivia Alvarado (Clairmont, 1994), Eric Amyot (Delaware, 1977), Kenneth Anderson (Belvedere, 1992), Leo Anderson, Mercedes Anderson, Brian Anderson, Akiko Anderson, Lisa Anderson (Exeter, 1995), Timothee Angliviel de la Beaumelle, Khaleel Anwar (Delaware, 1995), Naoko Aoki, Ana Aranda, Rohinton Aresh (Belvedere, 1984), Melodie Argi (Exeter, 2009), Sergei Aschwanden, Charlotte Asprey (Chantecler, 1993), Myles Axton, Kate Ayrton (Chantecler, 1987), Peter Aziza (Belvedere, 1996), Namrata Bachchan (Exeter, 1994), Costanza Bajlo, Georgia Bamber (Exeter, 1991), Jean Baraschi (Alpina, 2013), Todd Barbey (Clairmont, 1967), Bonnie Barbey, Nathanael Barbey, Oliver Bareau (Alpina, 1989), Frances Barré, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Andrea Bavouzet, Manuela Beata, Marco Beata, April Thomas Beker, D Jeffry Benoliel (Belvedere, 1976), Luis Berenbau (Delaware, 1997), Francesco Besana (Delaware, 1982), Nicholas Besobrasow (Belvedere, 1977), François BIanchi, Silvana Bianchi, Salman Bin Sultan (Delaware, 2013), Alexei Biniashvili (Alpina, 2013), Nathalie Biniashvili, Roman Biniashvili, Alexia Blackburne (Exeter, 1987), Igor Blatnik (Alpina, 1987), Tatiana Blatnik (Exeter, 1998), Boris Blatnik (Alpina, 1996), Rosemarie Bata Blyth (Clairmont, 1978), Denzel Boakye (Belvedere, 2013), Sylvia BodeJurgens (Clairmont, 1984), Eva Bodok, Paolo Costantino Borghese (Belvedere, 1981), Andrey Borissyuk (Delaware, 2009), Ruggero Borletti (Alpina, 1984), Marc Borrelli (Belvedere, 1980), Ivoire Bosquillon de Jenlis (Exeter, 2009), Didier Boutroux, Gay Boutroux, Kalina Boyadjiew (Exeter, 1994), Simon Braidwood, Mariana Brandão de Souza (Clairmont, 2015), Catherine Bristow, Andrea Brodin, Simon Brugelmann (Alpina, 2006), Anthony Buhl (Delaware, 1989), Fiona Bult (Chantecler, 1991), Dietrich Buschmann (Delaware, 1999), Christiane Buschmann, Andrew Bush (Alpina, 1999), Berenice Bush, Jemima Bush Benning, Servanne Cahue, Calyxte Campe (Alpina, 1991), Arnaud Capmas (Delaware, 1980), Gioia Carozzi (Exeter, 1989), Sean Carter (Alpina, 1988), Gabriela Casa de los Cobos Tabia (Exeter, 2008), Guilherme Castello Branco (Delaware, 1982), Andre Felipe Castro (Alpina, 2009), Vanessa Cataño (Exeter, 2009), Massimo Catemario di Quadri (Delaware, 1988), Margot Cavallini, Borja Cavero, Itinder Singh Chadha (Delaware, 1993), Farid Chamseddine, David Chapuis, Vicky Chapuis-Parsons (Exeter, 1985), Francesco Checchini (Delaware, 1993), Benito Checchini, Helen Cheese-Probert, Raquela Cheesmond (Clairmont, 2009), John Cheesmond, Thierry Chevalley, Patricia Chevalley, Alexander Chizh (Alpina, 2012), Nicole Chow (Le Cerf, 2015), Lorenzo Civiero (Belvedere, 1991), Samantha Clark (Exeter, 1991), Hugh Clarke, Philly Clarke, Andrew Clayton-Stamm (Beau Site, 1958), Natalie Cmejlova (Le Cerf, 2013), Anthony Comas (Belvedere, 2009), Fiona Cook (Exeter, 1982), Alessandro Corsini (Delaware, 1975), Luia Corsini (Exeter, 2012), Mita Corsini Bland (Exeter, 1972), Andrew Croft, John Cross, Julia Cross, Joanna Dabrowska, Peter Dahlerup, Zeina Dakak (Clairmont, 1994), Reka Dala, Malika Dalamal (Exeter, 1997), Daniel Damiano, Suzanne Davis (Clairmont, 1973), Danese de Bernini (Belvedere, 2009), Heather de Haes, Christiaan de Haes (Belvedere, 2012), Astrid de Lokee (Exeter, 1991), Rodrigo de Santiago (Delaware, 1988), Paul De Sousa, Fion de Vletter (Delaware, 1969), Martin Deburaux, Joelle Deburaux, Yanko Della Schiava (Alpina, 1983), Samantha Della Schiava (Exeter, 1986), Dale Demastus, Karen Demastus, Alexis den Beer Poortugael (Alpina, 1999), Greg Den Herder (Belvedere, 1987), Sara Den Herder, Ursula Den Herder, John Dennett, Jonny Detiger (Alpina, 1984), Terence Devonport, Meiyi Devonport, Sam Devries (Alpina, 2009), Alexandre Dibrov, Camila Diez Barroso (Clairmont, 1999), Ellen Dinkelspiel Stendahl (Exeter, 1998), Ashley Do, Christopher Do, Brandon Donnelly, Moira Dordea (Exeter, 2013), Zinnah Dorley, Pietro Dova (Belvedere, 1980), Isabella Dova, Philip Doyle (Alpina, 1984), Beatrice Drexler, Charlotte Dubois (Clairmont, 2008), Emilie Dubois, 2 AIGLON THE WEEKEND

Marc-Henri Duc, Fabienne Duc, Sylvie Ducas, Guy Ducas, Judy Stonebridge-Dunne (Exeter, 1989), Bart Dura (Belvedere, 1984), Nercy Ebrahimi (Alpina, 1980), Belinda Edington (Exeter, 1994), Dan Edington, Charlotte Eklöw, Johan Eklöw (Alpina, 1980), Chiet Eng, Carolyn Ennis (Exeter, 1974), Fred Ernand (Belvedere, 2004), Charlotte Erskine (Exeter, 2005), Clive Erskine, Jonathan Fackelmayer (Belvedere, 1995), Serena Fakhre (Le Cerf, 2010), Maruschka Fallai (Clairmont, 1988), Reza Farmanfarmaian (Belvedere, 1991), Delphine Féau (Clairmont, 1990), Léopold Féau (Alpina, 2019), Mark Fei (Belvedere, 1977), Nicholas Ferguson (Belvedere, 1999), Michele Ferrari di Valbona (Alpina, 1987), Marion Fischel-Bock (Clairmont, 1976), Karel Fisher (Alpina, 1965), Anne Fisher, Carwyn Fletcher, George Fox, Louis Franck (Alpina, 1990), Mae Franco, Tessa Fraser Hartmann (Clairmont, 1987), Ryan Frick (Belvedere, 1989), Vittoria Frua De Angeli (Clairmont, 1994), David Fudge (Alpina, 1974), Christopher Gallagher (Alpina, 1964), Dorrie Gallagher, Noah Gamboa (Alpina, 2014), Anna Gamboa (Exeter, 2009), Xavier Gaul (Belvedere, 1997), Philip Gebauer, Christopher Gebauer, Arlen Gebauer, Peder Geijerstam-Lindberg (Alpina, 1982), Koome Gikunda (Delaware, 1999), Christian Gilmour (Alpina, 1989), Christina Giraud (Clairmont, 1987), Isabella Gnocchi (Exeter, 1985), Martin Goff, Sue Goff, Lucy Gold (Clairmont, 1972), Zac Goldberg (Delaware, 2016), Layla Goldberg, Sheherazade Goldsmith (Exeter, 1992), Kimberly Goosherst, Priya Gopalan, Corina Gorbeña Yllera (Exeter, 1994), Lloyd Gordon (Alpina, 1982), Rola Gordon, Nicholas Gorham (Delaware, 2014), Michael Göttges (Delaware, 2002), Daniel Göttges, Moritz Graf von Lippe Falkenflucht (Belvedere, 2012), Fiona Grant, Richard Greenway, Chris Greenway, François Grosjean (Clairmont, 1960), Lysiane Grosjean, Frédy Grosse, Juliette Grosse, Wolfgang Grupp (Belvedere, 2009), Ksenia Gryaznykh, Evgeny Gryaznykh, Gleb Gryaznykh, Nathalia Gryaznykh, Christina Gubska (Clairmont, 2012), Patricia Gucci (Clairmont, 1982), Sanjana Gupta (Le Cerf, 2009), Nikolai Gurzhos (Delaware, 2009), Chirine Habbous Haykel (Clairmont, 1990), Alex Hadjieleftheriadis (Delaware, 1999), Anthony Haggie (Delaware, 1968), Mim Haggie, Jean-Baptiste Hakim (Delaware, 2012), Melissa Halbach-Merz (Clairmont, 1991), Rémi Hamelin, Laura Hamilton, Mary Hanover (Chantecler, 1984), Marie Harfjeld (Exeter, 2009), Chris Harlow (Clairmont, 1967), Helen Harlow, Sascha Hartmann, Lydia Hartwell, Andrew Harwood (Delaware, 1994), Joy Hauville (Clairmont, 1998), Marc Hempel (Delaware, 1982), Gabriel Henning (Delaware, 1988), Flavia Hentsch (Exeter, 1998), Angela Hervey (Clairmont, 1990), Nick Hinckfuss, Michael Hippisley (Les Evêques, 1951), Cela Hobbs (Clairmont, 1971), Matthew Hobbs, Sebastian Hocherl (Alpina, 1992), Sidney Holmes (Clairmont, 1958), Nicholas Holmes, Isabel Holmes, Rosemary Hopkins, Leah Howe, Minh Huebner (Exeter, 1986), Jeffrey Huebner, Nicole Huebner, Samantha Huebner, Jacqueline Huebner, Dariane Hunt (Exeter, 1986), Jozefine Hupkes (Chantecler, 1986), Marc Hussey, Tony Hyde, Julian Izant (Alpina, 1972), Marcia Izant (Clairmont, 1971), Devang Jajodia (Alpina, 2013), Azeen James (Exeter, 1986), Anne-Dominic Janecek, Tony Jashanmal (Alpina, 1965), Eveline Jashanmal, Shuja Jashanmal (Belvedere, 1983), Narain Jashanmal (Alpina, 1997), Lucy Jay-Kennedy (Clairmont, 1999), Oritsema Jemide (Le Cerf, 2014), Gerald Jensen (Belvedere, 1979), Charlotte Jensen (Exeter, 1981), Dolly Johnson, Joana Johnston-Matthias (Exeter, 1972), Lea Joos-Bischofberger (Clairmont, 1991), Hassaan Joosub (Delaware, 2008), Sally-Ann Jufer, Samir Juma (Alpina, 1998), Marie-Stephanie Juma, Emir Juma, Rehan Juma, Rahim Juma, Huma Kabakci (Clairmont, 2008), Omar Kalouti (Alpina, 2010), Mohab Kamel (Delaware, 1990), Nastassia Kantorowicz Torres (Exeter, 1999), Tatsu Kato, Mehra Kazemi, Narsis Kazemi (Clairmont, 1979), Patrick Kearly, Alasdair Keith (Belvedere, 1999), Katie Keith, Shervin Kheradpir (Alpina, 1982), Stuart Kibbe (Belvedere, 1998), David Kibbe (Belvedere, 2000), Simon Kidston (Alpina, 1985), Kanna Kitamura (Clairmont, 1990), Hiro Kitamura (Clairmont, 1993), Karoline Klerk (Exeter, 1984), Kirill Klyuyev (Alpina, 2013), Jean-Marc Knoebel, Lysiane Knoebel, Vanessa Kogevinas (Exeter, 1991), Nicolas Kogevinas (Delaware, 1994), Tatiana Kogevinas, Anna Kolber (Exeter, 1999), Anna Kosenko (Clairmont, 2009), Estelle Koszali, Pierre Koszali, Zac Koszali, Tyler Koszali List of attendees continued on inside back cover...


Welcome In 1949, our school was founded by Mr John Corlette with a vision for a new kind of education. An education which would take students into the natural world – and which would ensure the balanced development of mind, body and spirit. Seventy years later, over a long weekend in June, Aiglonians travelled from all over the world, returning to Villars to celebrate that vision – and our special community – with expedition, meditation and, of course, old and new friends. Welcoming so many of you back to campus was truly wonderful. And with representatives from almost every single class since 1949 in attendance, it was also a truly unique event. To mark the occasion – and to enable everyone who couldn’t make it this time to share in the moment – we created Seventy Things, the book you hold in your hands; a celebration of our community, our values and a long weekend in June. On behalf of the Aiglon community, thank you for celebrating this special event with us.

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1949 Aiglon College is founded by John Corlette

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arbara Rohner (Clairmont, 1995) is amazed how beautiful Clairmont’s new kitchen is. But that enthusiasm pales in comparison to her excitement at revisiting a tiny box room, four flights up at the top of the house. “This is where the phone was!” Barbara explains. “I spent so much time in here! I was always on the phone – there were no cellphones in those days. So, I was always saying ‘I have to go to call my mother, my father, my boyfriend…’” Touring the campus – whether after five years or 50 years – can be an emotional experience, as Todd Barbey (Clairmont, 1967) points out. “It’s so exciting to be back. And Clairmont is so modern! Sliding glass doors and everything! It’s absolutely staggering,” he says. “My memories are of how the beds would dip so much you had to sleep on your side. But it was a truly holistic education, way ahead of its time.” Over at Belvedere, Chris Simmons (Belvedere, 1967) is remembering his old room. “My room was right up at the top level in the back corner. We were away from the command centre so, yes, there were some shenanigans that went on in those top levels, though I couldn’t possibly name names!” Like Todd, Chris sees his Aiglon education as “an integral part of growing up. In part, it made me what I have become today.” Shenanigans also form part of Peder Mansson’s (Belvedere, 1977) Aiglon memories. “I remember fooling around with, you know, the showers, the water system or the electricity.” His son Carl (Belvedere, 2013) claims not to remember doing anything untoward. “But expedition was a fun time. Let’s just say that,” he says, mysteriously. However, he is in no doubt as to his best times in the house: “Belvedere winning everything!” he declares. As she chats in what was her first Aiglon room, Marie Louise Scio (Clairmont, 1995) says being back is


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Barbara Rohner’s (right) strongest memory of Clairmont? Best friend Marie Louise Scio (left) and... the pay phone in the attic. It’s still there!

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an emotional experience. “I came from Argentina, which back in the 90s was virtually the same as coming from the moon!” she says. “Coming in here, I almost cried, it brings back so many memories. It was such an amazing experience. And I was a good girl! I was so square and Barbara was so naughty. We were a great couple!” Later, and while acclaimed pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet provides a beautiful musical backdrop in the Oudang Room, Marie Louise and Barbara share their memories and advice of being

1968 When Aiglon’s fourth house was added, everyone agreed it would have to start with a ‘D’ – and Delaware was a particularly popular choice with US students

house captains with current pupils Layla Goldberg (Clairmont, Year 13), daughter of Michelle Goldberg (Exeter, 1988), and Luiza Aguilar Guimaraes (Clairmont, Year 13), who have taken up their posts this year. Layla says the best thing about being house captain is “attending to everyone’s needs. Making sure everyone’s happy.” Marie Louise agrees: “Every single girl comes to you with their personal problems: some small, some pretty big. You just have to learn to deal with it, but that’s a good thing.” THE WEEKEND AIGLON 3


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Friday 28 June: Welcome BBQ

It is so good to see you! Whether it had been two years – or 20 – friends reuniting made for an emotional atmosphere.

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Marc-Antoine Grec, who serenaded alumni at the welcome drinks, has been playing alphorn for more than 40 years

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EARS. HUGS. WHOOPS OF excitement. Meeting long lost friends can be emotional, inspiring and surprising all at once – but mix it up with a packed campus, glorious sunshine and that view, and you have all the ingredients necessary for a triumphant evening on the mountain. Tanya Ogilvie White (Exeter, 1987) and Lisa Machamer (Exeter, 1985) are friends on Facebook but hadn’t seen each other for more than 20 years – until they met again in front of Les Collonges at the Friday night barbecue. Both were bowled over by seeing each other – and so many of their fellow Aiglonians. “The only thing that comes close to this is an international diplomatic conference!” Tanya declared. “You get the same mix of people from different cultures. But this is more fun!” Lisa agreed. “There’s an opportunity to find like-minded people and with people from Aiglon, you might

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even get the momentum to start something new.” And then there’s that view, as Nicole Chow (Le Cerf, 2015) and Oliver Patrick (Belvedere, 2016) – who hadn’t seen each other since graduation – pointed out. “The campus is so special. I showed my boyfriend where I took classes, where I stayed and where I fell over in winter!” Nicole said. “The best bit was seeing my old boarding house – it’s completely different and yet still the same.” Propped up by a hay bale, Christopher Powell Harlow (Clairmont, 1967) recalled a brief yet impactful career as Aiglon’s publishing magnate. “We ran an alternative magazine called Penguin,” he

Chair of the Alumni Committee, Marcia Izant and friends. (Marcia is the one sporting the flower headband!)

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More than 350 alumni attended the Welcome BBQ on Friday afternoon. Friends reunited was emotional!

10 Alumni at the BBQ cheered as Headmaster Richard McDonald unveiled a stunning sculpture of an eagle by Hugo Beytrison which now sits in pride of place outside the John Corlette Building.

11 Guests at the BBQ were treated to a huge range of salads, meats, corn on the cob and a dessert buffet.


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It’s crazy being back. Oliver Patrick (Belvedere 2016) and Nicole Chow (Le Cerf) below left - were blown away by the views

remembered. “We did it very late at night and downstairs and hid everything. We borrowed the machine stencils, and then we sold the magazine under our jackets. Sadly, we only got through three different editions before they found out who was doing it…” Charlotte Kemp (née Jensen) (Exeter, 1981) and Shuja Jashanmal (Belvedere 1983) were astounded by the fact that the notoriously steep climb to Alpina wasn’t nearly as steep as they remembered it. “Is it because we’re adults?” pondered Shuja. “I used to carry your sister’s skis, up here, do you remember? What can I say, I’m a gentleman!” No Swiss celebration is complete, of course, without the music of the alphorn

14 1958 Mrs Joyce Lowe joins Aiglon

15 1970s Lady Forbes arrives on the mountain

and yodellers. Alphornist Marc-Antoine Grec has been playing for 40 years. In keeping with the mood of happy reflection, he remembered the act of generosity which allowed him to play. “When I was young I played in a brass band, but once I started working I stopped the music. But one misty evening, I was sitting on my front lawn and heard this magical sound. “When I mentioned it to a neighbour he said that he was the one playing – and that he had three alphorns for sale. I said that I had just finished building my house and had a small baby. So, he said: ‘Take one, and pay later.” And the rest, as many reunited Aiglonians had cause to reflect, is history. THE WEEKEND AIGLON 7


Friday 28 June: The After Party

Gringos

As all Aiglonians know, Gringos is the forbidden place. Good Aiglonians don’t go to Gringos. Really good Aiglonians don’t even know that Gringos exists. Which is why none of the class of 2008 or 2009 made it to Gringos. They didn’t dance all night, they didn’t have a glass or two of wine and they most definitely did not gossip into the small hours. Not a one. As can be seen from these photographs. So why some of them had sore heads on their way to Bretaye on Saturday morning, we simply cannot say.

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1971 Exeter House opens its doors

1976 Mr Philip Parsons becomes Headmaster

1977 Aiglon College becomes a nonprofit school

1977 John Corlette passes away

1987 La Dacha opens its doors

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Privileges was issued to all students. Printed on the cover was the strict injunction: “This book must be kept carefully for reference. If lost SBCs and over will incur a fine of Fr.5 and others Fr.3.” Its readers did not go to Gringos either.

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Gringos wasn’t Villars’ only hot ticket. At the Jazz, students, alumni and staff wowed the crowd with an electric mix of standards and jams

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Saturday 29 June: Meditation

“Change is something that we all experience. We experience good change, bad change, planned change, unplanned change – and this morning I want talk a little bit about unplanned change” -MICHAEL MCCABE (DEL AWARE , 1970)

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Saturday 29 June: Meditation

On Saturday morning, Michael McCabe (Delaware, 1970), former Deputy Administrator of the Envionmental Protection Agency, delivered a moving and inspiring meditation.

I first visited Aiglon 55 years ago – it was 1964 and I was 12 years old. My father had been transferred to Geneva, the international school in Geneva was full and one of my father’s colleagues recommended Aiglon, so we decided to visit. It was one of those magical summer days that you get occasionally – where the mist and clouds envelope Villars, and it was like stepping into an alternate reality portal. My kids’ generation would probably say it was like stepping onto platform 9¾ at King’s Cross station – entering a new reality. Now, I’m not saying that I developed magical talents here at Aiglon, but it was an experience that really did form the foundation of who I became – and I’m sure that that’s the same for many of you. My experiences at Aiglon also gave me a number of the tools that I would use not only to navigate life, but also to deal with what was going to be a fundamental transformational change for me, and that was not my return to America, not my going to college, not launching my career in environment and energy. It wasn’t getting married and having children – which actually happened later. It was that, at the age of 32, I had my life turned upside-down by a diagnosis of MS [multiple sclerosis]. I’m sure that a lot of you have had to deal with transformational change, whether it’s the loss of a loved one, a job, a sense of who you are or a dashing of your hopes and dreams. And at first, as you may also have found, I didn’t know how to deal with it. The diagnosis was a fundamental disruption, and I had to find resources to draw on. I did a lot of reading, including Victor Frankl’s book, Man’s Search for Meaning – which is Frankl’s account of his experience in four concentration camps, and how he overcame despair by finding meaning and purpose. His message really resonated. Just recently, I reread Frankl’s book. I wanted to see if it held up after 40 years. I found that not only did it hold up, but that it has a tremendous number of lessons

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1987 Aiglon’s Junior School opens for boys only

1987 La Dacha opens with Mr and Mrs Boutroux in charge

1987 La Casa opens

1990 La Baita opens extending the Junior School

1994 Richard McDonald becomes Headmaster

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chosen to host the Round Square 50th anniversary conference, with students from around the world coming up the mountain to experience our way of life.

that we can learn today. But it also made me realise that a lot of the lessons that I learned here at Aiglon were ones that had fundamentally supported me through this period. And perhaps nowhere is that more true than when it comes to expedition. I’m sure that everyone here recognises the experience of charting expeditions with very aggressive objectives, only to find that weather intervened, or something else intervened, to require us to go in a totally different direction to avoid a disastrous outcome. And that’s what happened when I had to confront MS – I had to, to chart a new course. The expeditions that I remember best – apart from one great one climbing the Dents du Midi on a perfect day – were the ones that had an element of disaster. But it is the ones where I had to adjust in order to get back in one piece that really stick in my mind. My most dramatic example is of when the ski team went to spend two days above the Aletsch glacier. On the first day a snowstorm moved in – and stayed for another four days. We only had food for two days. We rationed the sausage, we rationed the dried soup, and, of course, we rationed the ubiquitous bread and chocolate. Although I think that we probably went through the chocolate quicker than anything else. We focused on staying warm and moving around as much as we could. Thank goodness the hut had an ample supply of kindling, which allowed us to have some heat in the stove, and also boil that wonderful dried soup. Our purpose was simple: to keep up our spirits, to work as a team, but also to focus spiritually, to ensure the conditions did not get us down. I remember the snow becoming so intense that all the windows blacked out. We ended up in the dark for almost five days. In the end, we told our guides, “You’ve got to let us out!” What we didn’t know was that the Swiss Army had already been alerted – but our guides were not about to let the Swiss Army come and rescue us. Oh no. In the end, of course, on the fifth day, we made it down the glacier,

without the assistance of a rescue mission, to a place where the bus met us, and we got back to Aiglon safely. The lesson – along with the other expedition lessons – was that when you have the spiritual basis for moving forward, for keeping your spirits up, for working with other people, you can make it through. I mentioned Frankl’s book, and his main conclusions were that there is meaning in every moment of life. No matter what the circumstances, although those circumstances may be pretty grim at times, you have to work to find that meaning. You have to adapt when the conditions require. You have to recalibrate. And that has been my experience. But one thing I remembered in rereading the book was that I never liked the title: Man’s Search for Meaning. I thought it was ponderous – a little preposterous, even. So, I decided to look up the original German title, which is ...trotzdem Ja zum Leben sagen or, in English, ‘nevertheless, say Yes to Life’. I think that’s the attitude you need to weather a transformational change in your life. And the kind of experiences that I had at Aiglon helped me develop the tools and perspective to move through what was a very difficult period, and which continue to help me as my disease progresses – because I have progressive MS and, while I gladly accept that label politically, being a progressive, I’d rather not have to deal with it as a disease! In the end it all takes me back to expedition. When you’re on a path, when you think that you’re headed in one direction, when you have it all charted out, and weather intervenes, or something else, you have to work your hardest to find that alternate path. You have to look at the topo map, you have to chart the course, recalibrate – and move forward. That’s what Aiglon helped me do throughout my life. Finally, I must say that moving forward does not always mean you escape unscathed. In my case, since that expedition I’ve never again been able to eat Knorr soup.

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1997 The John Corlette Building opens

2004 Le Cerf opens – it is later bought by Aiglon in 2013

2008 Opening of the Kalouti Observatory

2010 The International Baccalaureate (IB) is introduced

2012 Opening of the Tony Jashanmal Sports Centre

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Saturday 29 June: Expedition

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Chris Sinclair (Alpina, 1997), Martin Santandreu (Belvedere, 1997), Tibor Martin (Delaware, 1998) and Luis Berenbau (Delaware, 1997)

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Saturday 29 June: Expedition

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ALKING IS ONE OF LIFE’S GREAT pleasures – especially for Aiglonians. So, the chance to introduce friends and family to the longfamiliar walk that runs from Bretaye to the Lac des Chavonnes, with a picnic along the way, was a pleasure no Aiglonian could willingly pass up. Of course, an expedition – however short – is not an expedition without a briefing. Louise Thomas, Head of Expeditions, reminded everyone to ensure they had enough water and food for the trip and to feel free to call the expedition team should they get lost (“Expect us to ask you ‘What can you see?’ Try to avoid the classic student answer ‘I can see some cows…’”). Yellow signs, she told the assembled teams, did not indicate danger (as scurrilous students sometimes joked), and if anyone wanted to try swimming in the lake, it was certainly perfect weather for a dip – though jumping straight in was to be avoided: lake water can be very chilly. Aiglonians alighted the train at Bretaye and then chose one of two routes down to the lake. Much to the relief of those still feeling a little delicate after a night on the tiles at Gringos or the Jazz, the journey was more of an amble than a hike and the spectacular views, the scent of the alpine flowers and the bees and birds that accompanied the buzz of conversation soon provided a balm to sore heads.

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How many girls from the Classes of 2008 and 2009 can you fit in a pedalo? Six! Provided no one rocks the boat...

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swam in the Lac des Chavonnes but none reported spotting the treasure that is said to be buried at the bottom of the lake. Legend has it that a cache of diamonds, which can be seen glinting at the bottom of the water in strong moon or sunlight, is protected by a white monster. Sceptics, however, say that it is actually a pyriteencrusted rock.

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Lac des Chavonnes is perched at 1,690 metres – summertime water temperatures can rise to as much as 20 degrees

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Best Dressed Winner hands down was Michael Hippisley (check out his funky jacket on page 28)

Best Afterparty Egon Vorfeld hosted the ultimate party, which saw Aiglonians dancing into the early hours

Best Transport Paul (Alpina, 1984) and Victoria Stewart (current parents) rocked up on their mountain bikes

Best Dancer The Classes of 2008 and 2009 won this one hands down

Many alumni wanted to share this most quintessential of Aiglon experiences with the next generation. Pietro Dova (Belvedere, 1980) first walked this route with his parents, and at the Anniversary Weekend walked it with his daughter. “It’s nice to show your kids what your parents showed you,” he said. “The beauty of this place is everlasting. Though I think my daughter is at the age where she would rather walk in front of me!” He also reflected on the importance – and challenges – of getting away from it all. “Kids can only appreciate this environment when they get out there into it. It gets them off their phones – for a while! You say to them: ‘Look, there’s Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in Europe’. And they say: ‘Cool. Now let me look at my phone’!” Mogens L Mathiesen (Belvedere, 1994) walked with his wife, Annabell. “It’s incredible to share this with her,” he said. “Aiglon was a big part of my childhood and adolescence and for Annabell to experience what it was like is wonderful. We’ve been talking about how beautiful Switzerland is and what it would be like to live here, bringing the kids to see it all. And about all the different places we went skiing!” Annabell reflected on how special it was to walk in the Alps – not least because “the smell of the Alpine flowers is incredible”. Ioana Vasilescu (Clairmont, Year 13) brought along her father, mother and sister from Romania, and said

her experience of expedition had helped her enjoy the outdoors a lot more. “My mum was very keen to share this event with me, because I’m always so enthusiastic when I get back from expedition.” And family, of course, encompasses many cherished relationships. Patricia Gucci (Clairmont, 1982) elected to enjoy the route with her dog, Lola. “It’s fabulous to be walking today, very therapeutic,” she said. “I’m glad I did it – it’s so beautiful here, such a treat. But maybe it would have been a little easier without Lola!” Others were enjoying the chance to catch up with old friends, with the occasional chorus of guffaws rising up as a particularly amusing memory was recalled. Mark Van Den Berg (Belvedere, 1979) hadn’t seen his former roommate Simon Leath (Belvedere, 1980) for more than 40 years. “And it’s just the same jokes, the same stuff. Except now we talk about: ‘Oh, my knee!’ and ‘Oh, my shoulder!’ rather than nightclubs!” In fact, Simon hadn’t been back to Switzerland since 1982, and was enjoying showing his wife Emma “just what we went through! When you went camping, you went in groups and there were no tents, just bivouacs. But then the foxes got rabies and we were allowed to have tents, which was great. You get to know people pretty well. And we’re still friends! Most of my old friends are from high school.” T H E W E E K E N D A I G L O N 19


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2016 St Louis opens

2016 The new Exeter House is opened

2018 The Parsons Building – formerly Exeter House – opens

2019 Aiglon is 70; Nicola Sparrow becomes the first female Head

2020-2030 Campus Masterplan projects, including a new boarding house

Marc Borrelli (Belvedere, 1980) and Gerald Jensen (Belvedere, 1979) last walked together 25 years ago. They agreed that they now appreciate the experience a little more. “We were complaining most of the time: how hot it was, teachers, homework assignments, who’s been mean to you – things kids still complain about. Nothing changes! And then, when you come back, you’re amazed at how beautiful it is.” As the broad sweep of the lake came into view with its breathtaking mountain backdrop sparking murmurs of appreciation, those intending to swim started to brace themselves while everyone else settled down to their picnics. Naturally, conversation turned to fond memories of expedition. “I remember just how tough they were, but also how awesome,” said Judy C. Stonebridge-Dunne (Exeter, 1989). “The mental strength they gave me was such a big thing, and I think I’m quite sporty as a result. But it’s more spectacular than I remember. When you’re a kid, you don’t notice so much what’s around you. You’re just at school. Now, I can’t believe that I came here! After this, sending my children here, who are currently six and eight, is a number one goal for me.” Chris Sinclair (Alpina, 1997), Martin Santandreu (Belvedere, 1997) and Luis Berenbau (Delaware,

1997) reflected on the fact that expedition is often an incredibly bonding experience. “I think expeditions make friendships special,” Chris said. “There are some things that never get shared outside an expedition. You’re away from school, you’re fending for yourself, it’s a great time to bond without supervision. Just going to the Co-op and deciding what to get was an experience. You know: ‘Put that chocolate down! We need protein!’” But even the best expeditions must come to an end, however regretfully. And as walkers started their return, thoughts turned towards how much at Aiglon has changed – while so much has remained the same: the lake, the mountains, the sky, the joy of shared experiences and good company. “You find that you can have the same conversations with someone who graduated in 2015 as you can with someone who graduated in 1955,” said Nicholas Gorham (Delaware, 2014) walking with his girlfriend Mae Franco and Oliver Patrick (Belvedere, 2016). “The thing that is shared most intergenerationally is the affection that people have towards expedition after they have left the school. We all have mixed feelings while we are doing it! But after we leave, it seems to be remembered as a very important part. It makes you part of a very special, and a very heartwarming club.” T H E W E E K E N D A I G L O N 21


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Saturday 29 June: The Gala Dinner

A NIGHT TO REMEMBER

We talked, we laughed, we danced. We bumped into old friends and made new ones. And we came together as a community.

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Saturday 29 June: The Gala Dinner

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Did you know... The first ever Alpina Ball was held in 2000

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The first film about Aiglon College was made in 1971 and was commissioned via telegram: INTERESTED IN MAKING COMPLETE NEW COLOUR FILM OF SCHOOL STOP 16MM, 15 TO 20 MINUTES STOP NOT JUST EXPEDITION ONLY STOP

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Two teams of more than 50 caterers created a six-part dinner for more than 500 Aiglonians and their guests

The alumni auction, led by auctioneer Simon Kidston (Alpina, 1985), raised CHF 50,000 for scholarships. Items auctioned included dinner for four at the Palazzo Borghese in Milan, a personally guided tour of CERN and a four-ball game at Beaverbrook Golf.

55 Aiglonians danced the night away to a soundtrack of ’80s classics and deep house courtesy of DJ Fred Dupont

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On Friday afternoon, pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet treated Aiglonians to an impromptu performance in the JCB

57 Then and now: the Class of 1949 – Michael Hippisley – compares notes with the Class of 2019 –Leo Féau


Aiglonians travelled to attend the reunion from more than 35 countries

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Alpina House was originally a sanatorium. When Alpina was renovated, workers uncovered Mickey Mouse wallpaper that had decorated the walls of the bedrooms after the second world war.

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From left to right: Joan Mackie, Lydia Watson Hartwell, Dolly Johnson, Chris Bates, Ruth Metherell

60 It’s a kilt-off! Mr George Logie enjoyed comparing his sporran with a former student

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61 Did you know... Aiglon opened its doors in 1949 with just six pupils

62 Did you know... Aiglon’s first female pupil was Princess Marsi Sukhumbhand Paribatra, a member of the Siam royal family, who went on to become a celebrated artist

63 Did you know... Aiglon’s first tents were purchased in the 1950s. Today they are more hightech. But they are still orange.

64 Did you know... The Aiglon Challenge – whereby the entire school races up into the Alps and down again – only has one rule. It does not matter who comes first, but it does matter that Mr McDonald comes last – any student finishing after the headmaster must complete the course again one week later.

65 Michael Hippisley (1949-52), pictured with his daughter Fiona, joined Aiglon in 1949, making him Aiglon’s senior alumnus. T H E W E E K E N D A I G L O N 29


Sunday 30 June: Brunch at Bouquetins

Let’s do brunch

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Aiglon College sits at 1,260 metres above sea level – a mere 1,997 metres below the peak of the Dents du Midi.

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he Sunday brunch was a perfect postscript to an unforgettable weekend, as Aiglonians new and old packed the Crazy Moose restaurant at Bouquetins. Amid the venue’s spectacular views of Mont Blanc and the valley below, many turned their thoughts to the future, and their wishes for the next 70 years on the mountain. “To have more events like this!” said Egon Vorfeld (Delaware, 1985). And to keep doing what we are doing. Especially more scholarship students and emphasising the not-forprofit element, as that makes it such a unique and incredible school.” Louis Snyder (Delaware, 1969) agreed that continuous improvement – while retaining the school’s spirit – was essential. “I’d like to see it become one of the top 10 best boarding schools

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Aiglon’s archive holds a graduating class yearbook for every year from 1974 to 2019

in Europe – and the world, for that matter.” Mariana Brandão de Souza (Clairmont, 2015) looked forward to seeing Aiglon’s already global reach continue to grow. “My own experience here, meeting people from all over Europe and Russia, was amazing. It’s been incredible to meet people from different years and find out what we have in common.” And all emphasised Aiglon’s unique approach: long may it survive and thrive, thought Mohammed Afkhami (Alpina, 1992) . “Keep evolving in the same direction, stay relevant, keep the outdoor experience and the international student faculty and body.” In short, said Chloe Teal (Clairmont, 2015): “Aiglon is just going to keep getting better and better.” T H E W E E K E N D A I G L O N 31


Produced for Aiglon College by YBM Limited. Photography: Joe McGorty and Fabien Delétraz; Illustrations: Olivia Whitworth

Sunday 30 June: Mrs Bibi Parsons

Here’s looking at you, Bibi Mrs Bibi Parsons – at the heart of Aiglon for more than 50 years.

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HERE WERE SO MANY SPECIAL MOMENTS AT the reunion. I practically knew everybody – though I didn’t recognise some of the ones from the 1960s as so many of them now have beards! We shared so many memories. Did I remember going to this hut? Did I remember cheering everyone up because they didn’t want to walk up this mountain? For me, the first evening was the most beautiful. Everyone arrived at the barbecue between the houses, up the hill, with wooden benches and tables to sit on. The tables were beautifully decorated by our staff with wild flowers. People were arriving until late in the evening, and I could see them all coming and greet them, because it was still light. It was wonderful to see boys and girls who might have been through difficult times at school come back as happy and successful mothers and fathers. During my time at the school, we were like a big family, and the bonds between us were very strong. And it was so good to see the great friendships between this big international community of Aiglon alumni. 32 A I G L O N T H E W E E K E N D

The one bitter pill for me was that my husband Philip and my son Peter were not there to greet them, and many of them said the same. I know that they would have loved the occasion. There was simply a great feeling of togetherness and friendship. I still learn from these wonderful people, old and young, who still stay in touch with me by phone and by letter. All of my old students told me: we will never forget our time in this little Alpine village. And now I am looking forward to the 75th anniversary!


Sienna Koszali, Barbara Kowalska-Wiącek, Maryna Kozachenko, Jan-Fredrik Krafft (Delaware, 1978), Sandra Krafft, Marc Kremer (Alpina, 1988, Michelle Kremer Goldberg (Exeter, 1988), Natti Krittanont (Clairmont, 2018), Ivo Kuljis (Delaware, 2001), Kerim Kuyumcuyan (Belvedere,1996), Anne-Marie Laflamme, Thomas Lamprecht, Denny Lane (Clairmont, 1957), Peter Lane (Delaware, 2001), Leigh-Diana Lane, Linn Larsen, Casey Larsen (Alpina, 2009), Alejandra Laviada (Clairmont, 1999), Suzanne Lawson, Simon Leath (Belvedere, 1980), Lisa Leath, Emma Leath, Gregory Lee (Clairmont, 1979), Lisiane Lefevre, Briana Lesesne (Clairmont, 1986), Cap Lesesne, Angela Lester (Chantecler, 1989), Cassandra Levene (Exeter, 2010), Johan Lewenhaupt (Alpina, 1980), Gendery Lewenhaupt, Olivia Liang (Exeter, 2018), Christophe Libon, Ivor Ligertwood, Shervin Limbert (Delaware, 1989), Gerhard Lindesvard (Alpina, 1976), Adrian Lloyd, Annabel Lloyd (Chantecler, 1993), Marinda Lobo (Clairmont, 1978), Carol Logie, Artur Loika, Hanna Loika (Clairmont, 2016), Ala Loika, Viachaslau Loika, Arseni Loika (Delaware, 2018), Cedric Loiret-Bernal, Juliette Loiret-Bernal, Josephine Loiret-Bernal, Anastasia Loiret-Bernal, Penelope Loiret-Bernal, Diego Lopez de Azcona (Alpina, 1992), Antonio Lopez Segarra (Alpina, 1988), Alison Lovell (Chantecler, 1991), Virginia Lundin (Clairmont, 1979), Ian Lundin, Alexander Lygren (Delaware, 2002), Laura Lygren (Delaware, 2002), Maria Macaya (Exeter, 1992), Lisa Machamer (Exeter, 1985), Joan Mackie, Deepak Madnani (Belvedere, 1992), Dilip Madnani (Belvedere, 1992), Narender Manoj Madnani (Belvedere, 1988), Sheetal Mafatlal, Henri Magistretti (Alpina, 2009), Leila Malek (Clairmont, 2015), Stephen Mallery (Delaware, 1977), Marta Malo (Exeter, 1995), Lindsey Mansfield, Peder Mansson (Belvedere, 1977), Carl Mansson (Belvedere, 2013), Martin Mansson (Delaware, 1983), Tibor Martin Markovits (Delaware, 1998), Brian Martineau, Raymond Massa (Alpina, 1977), Viviane Massa, Alex Massa, Garance MassartBlum (Chantecler, 1993), Susanne Masters (Exeter, 1996), Mogens L Mathiesen (Belvedere, 1994), Annabell Siem Mathiesen, Nicholas Mavroleon (Delaware, 1978), Duncan Maxwell (Alpina, 1968), Michael McCabe (Delaware, 1970), Angela McCarthy (Clairmont, 1992), Wendy McCaw, Jessica McClam (Exeter, 1976), Beatrice McClam Gordis (Exeter, 1974), Richard McDonald, Grégory Méan, Céline Méan, Vinit Mehta (Alpina, 1991), Alvaro Menendez (Alpina, 2009), Filippo Messi (Belvedere, 1985), Fresia Messi (Le Cerf, 2011), Alex Messigue, Odile Messiqua Kamel, Ruth Metherell, Matthis Meyer (Belvedere, 2009), Marco Minciaroni (Alpina, 1990), Alberto Miragaya (Belvedere, 1999), Roopali Misra (Clairmont, 1990), Carl Mitchell (Belvedere, 1987), Tina Moeckel, Amalie Molhant Proost (Clairmont, 1987), James Molnar (Alpina, 1994), Miranda Moodie, John Moodie (Clairmont, 1969), Kristina Muller-Eberhard (Clairmont, 1977), John Murdoch, Diana Murdoch, Malini Murjani (Exeter, 1994), Robin Mycock (Alpina, 1969), Othman Nait, Aman Nanda, Carlotta Newbury (Exeter, 1994), Nick Newbury, Issis Newcomb, Jennifer Nicault (Exeter, 1990), Juliette Nicault, Meadow Nicolier-Dubois, Scott Nicolier-Dubois, Andrew Niemeyer (Beau Site 1958), Sasha Nikolic (Belvedere, 1982), Cedric Notz (Alpina, 1993), Clarina Notz Hocke (Chantecler, 1987), Lisa Nyegaard (Exeter, 1986), Roisin O’Connell Hussey, Sallie O’Connor, Bill O’Connor, Tanya Ogilvie-White (Exeter, 1987), Caroline Onuk (Exeter, 1999), Asli ala Onur (Clairmont, 2009), John Harald Orneberg (Belvedere, 1982), Catherina Oud-Van Ophem, Aseanto Oudang (Belvedere, 1999), Humberto Pacheco, Eva Pacheco, Tanya Paessler (Clairmont, 1992), Francesco Palau Grieg (Belvedere, 1983) , Cinzia Pangherz (Clairmont, 1983), Iakoves Papaioannou, Natalia Pareja, Grace Parker (Clairmont, 2009), Bibi Parsons, Oliver Patrick (Belvedere, 2016), Cristiana Pearson (Exeter, 1997), Cecilia Peck (Clairmont, 1975), Justin Pepper (Belvedere, 1976), Tony Philips (Alpina, 1984), Daria Pluzhnikova (Le Cerf, 2009), Merlijn Poort (Clairmont, 1978), May Port (Clairmont, 1983), Diana Powers, Siri Preststulen (Exeter, 1988), Teddy Preststulen (Alpina, 2015), Sebastian Preststulen, Natalie Price-Fudge, Madeline Pring, Rebecca Procter, Jonathan Procter, Serenity Procter, Ophelia Procter, Peonie Procter, Marzia Prunas (Chantecler, 1987), Mikhail Pyatigorets (Delaware, 2012), Sarah Raccah (Exeter, 1991), Branka Radakovic, Peter Rae (Delaware, 1971), Francesca Raffaelli (Exeter, 2013), Juliana Ramiro, Aura Reinhardt (Clairmont, 1972), Harry Reinhardt (Belvedere, 1974), Hugo Reinhardt (Alpina, 2012), Nicholas Reinhardt, Frederika

Reinhardt (Clairmont, 2010), Lei Ren (Belvedere, 2011), Alfons Riedi, Natasha Rindt Ridgway (Clairmont, 1986), Sébastien Roduit, Celia Rogge (Chantecler, 1989), Barbara Rohner (Clairmont, 1995), Vivianne Romang (Exeter, 1999), Sean Romang, Marcos Rosello (Delaware, 1994), Ted Rudholm-Alfvin (Alpina, 1994), Tara Rudholm-Alfvin, Kira Rudholm-Alfvin, Francesca Sagramoso (Le Cerf, 2014), Filippo Sagramoso (Alpina, 2012), Tara Sahni (Exeter, 2012), Nicholas Saint (Alpina, 1970), Elspeth Saint, Antonia Salm (Chantecler, 1991), Aimee Salmi (Clairmont, 1990), Martin Santandreu (Belvedere, 1997), Isabel Santandreu (Exeter, 1995), Clairie Saran (Chantecler, 1992), Samar Sarila (Belvedere, 1997), Raquel Schneider (Clairmont, 1992), Alois Schonberger, Diloram Schonberger, Marie Louise Defuseriel Scio (Clairmont, 1993), Michel Sednaoui (Delaware, 2009), Roberta Seiler, Otto Setterberg (Delaware, 2016), Rotana Shaker (Clairmont, 2013), Penny Sharpe, Nancy Shen, Abhiram Sheth (Belvedere, 1997), Urvi Sheth, Mariya Shustova (Exeter, 2009), John Silberbauer (Delaware, 1994), Robert Silberbauer (Alpina, 1998), Marta Silveira Catemario di Quadri (Clairmont, 1989), Mark Silverstein, Erhan Simavi (Belvedere, 1999), Lora Simavi, Eyla Simavi, Stephanie Simavi, Chris Simmons (Alpina, 1967), Chris Sinclair (Alpina, 1997), Shireen Sindi (Exeter, 2002), Louis Snyder (Delaware, 1969), Caroline Snyder, Cody Snyder, Michelle Snyder-Fox (Exeter, 2000), Reshma Sohoni, Yasmin Sondarjee (Clairmont, 1993), Amine Alain Sondarjee, Natasha Sondarjee, Arahni Sont (Clairmont, 1976), Patric Spangenberg, Christoph Spangenberg (Delaware, 1989), Monique Sprungli, Milan Srenger (Delaware, 2006), Christopher Starr, Dominique Starr (Alpina, 1999), Joelle Starr, Alicja Steiner, Liz Stevenson (Clairmont, 2008), Sue Stevenson, James Stevenson (Belvedere, 2013), Mark Stewart (Belvedere, 1986), Anne Stewart, Ludovic Stewart, Victoria Stewart, Paul Stewart, Zac Stewart (Alpina, 2018), Bryce Stewart (Belvedere, 1960), Catherine Stewart, Victoria Stewart, Philipp Stoeckl (Alpina, 1994), Kate Stonebridge, Leelila Strogov (Clairmont, 1987), Leslie Struba, Line Stump-Magnin (Clairmont, 1976), Angel Sun, Yiren Sun (Clairmont, 2009), Will Sutherland, Sara Taher, Darroch Tait, Sara Tamimi (Le Cerf, 2012), Zain Tamimi (Le Cerf, 2010), Alp Taskent (Alpina, 1988), Sezai Taskent (Alpina, 1981), Adema Tatisheva (Clairmont, 2013), Nick Teal, Chloe Teal (Clairmont, 2015), Sarah Temple-Hopkins (Clairmont, 1973), Patrick Testuz, Mireille Testuz, Lana Testuz, Alkesh Thavrani (Delaware, 2009), Georges Thenault (Belvedere, 1977), Wendy Thomas, Noel Thompson (Alpina, 1966), Nancy Thompson, Max Thompson, Claire Tierney, Karen Tosetti (Exeter, 1978), Catherine Traber (Exeter, 1974), Akiko Tsubouchi, Harunobu Tsubouchi, Nana Tsveniashvili, Sarah Tucker, Lindel Tucker, John Turner, Alessandro Twombly (Delaware, 1978), Jane Tysoe, Ian Tysoe, Evangaline Uldricks, Ingvar Ulpre (Belvedere, 2005) , Canan Uras (Exeter, 1992), Pablo Ussia (Belvedere, 1987), Barbara Valensise, Mariana Valenzuela (Clairmont, 2016), Elisabeth van de Grampel (Clairmont, 1980), Piera Van de Wiel (Exeter, 2012), Gijs van Dedem (Delaware, 1999), Mark Van Den Berg (Belvedere, 1979), Michiel van Doorne (Alpina, 1987), Pieter van Doorne (Alpina, 1983), Alexandra van Doorne, Steijn van Doorne (Delaware, 2018), Julien van Ophem (Belvedere, 2012), Kees van Ophem, Julia Vargiu (Clairmont, 1986), Dan Vasilescu, Anca Vasilescu, Ioana Vasilescu, Maria Vasilescu, Raymond Verweij (Belvedere, 1991), Astrid Verweij, Arnold Verweij, Sandra Verweij Cruz, Tejinder Virdee, Vatsala Virdee, Deborah Volberg (Clairmont, 1973), Daniel Voll, Gregor Von Bismarck (Alpina, 1982), Andrea von Buchholtz (Clairmont, 1978), Philippa Von Hohenzollern (Le Cerf, 2008), Beata von Oelreich (Clairmont, 1984), Kevin von Tscharner (Belvedere, 1995), Arthur Von Wiesenberger (Alpina, 1972), Egon Vorfeld (Delaware, 1985), Elizabeth Clarissa Vorfeld, Cecilia Vorfeld, Beatrice Vornle, Micholle Walker Mordock (Exeter, 1989), Caroline Wallenberg (Exeter, 1981), Marilyn Warner, Christine Warren, Udo Thomas Westphal (Delaware, 1993), Jamie White (Delaware, 1989), Tomasz Wiącek, Chris Wilks, Claire Willett, Peter Willett, Mark Williams, Thomas Williams (Belvedere, 2014), Christopher Williams (Alpina, 2017), Martine Williams-Fonteix, Travis Willis-Davis (Belvedere, 1994), Michael Willlingham-Toxvaerd, Sarah Willlingham-Toxvaerd, Minnie Willlingham-Toxvaerd, Monti Willlingham-Toxvaerd, Nelly Willlingham-Toxvaerd, Marly WilllinghamToxvaerd, Maiga Winzenried (Clairmont, 2009), Helena Wood, Barbara Wyatt (Exeter, 1974), Xuelai Yang, Alen Zehnali (Alpina, 1980). T H E W E E K E N D A I G L O N 33


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Profile for Aiglon College

Seventy Things | The 70th Weekend Anniversary Brochure  

In 1949, our school was founded by Mr John Corlette with a vision for a new kind of education. An education which would take students into t...

Seventy Things | The 70th Weekend Anniversary Brochure  

In 1949, our school was founded by Mr John Corlette with a vision for a new kind of education. An education which would take students into t...