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reflections Volume XVIII, Number 1, Fall 2011

FEATURES 14. Coming Home 18. A History of Calvert Athletics 22. Reclaiming Nature in a Child’s Development 25. Jack Luetkemeyer ’53 Purchases A Piece of Calvert History 26. A Tribute to Mrs. Sewell

DEPARTMENTS

ON THE COVER Gary Black ’54, represents Calvert School in the pre-grame coin toss. For the full story, see page 18.

4. Words from the Head Master 6. Message from the Chairman 8. Calvert Welcomes New Trustees, Faculty, and Staff 10. Faculty and Staff Awards 11. Graduation 2011 44. Memory Lane 48. Class Notes

EXTRAS 28. Voices from the Class of 2011 32. Parents’ Association 34. Calvert Jeopardy 36. Alumni Events 42. Banner Society Dinner 46. Q & A With Eric Puchner ’82

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welcome MAGAZINE STAFF

words from the Head Master As you receive this annual issue of Reflections, the 2011-2012 school year is already underway here in the Lower School on Tuscany Road…and in the Middle School on Charles Street. A decade ago, I could not have made such a statement, as the Middle School was only in the planning phase. Today, it is a fully-established, thriving division of Calvert School, with over 200 students enrolled. In fact, for the fourth year in a row, Calvert enjoys an all-time high enrollment, and, for the first time in our 115 year history, more than 600 students shake hands each morning as they enter school. Over the past decade, Calvert has added the Middle School, purchased two additional properties (Castalia and the 3906 Canterbury Road fraternity house), and seen a 60% increase in enrollment. How do we become better now that we are bigger? First and foremost, we have worked diligently to ensure that we have the highest quality employees at Calvert—faculty and staff members who are skilled, passionate, and committed to the mission and vision of the School. Over the past five years, we have enhanced a host of employee programs, including orientation and mentoring, goal setting, and professional development. Furthermore, we introduced the innovative tiered faculty system, in which teachers take on additional responsibility after successfully developing a portfolio demonstrating strength in instructional effectiveness, professional development, professional responsibilities, and contributions to the community. Second, we systematically review and refine our curriculum on a regular basis. Do not worry—I said “refine” not “overhaul”! The fundamental, foundational tenets of a Calvert education remain unchanged: reading, writing, mathematics, and public speaking. However,

we must ensure we meet the needs of the students of today by incorporating ample critical thinking, analysis, project-based assignments, and technology. Finally, we have developed a Strategic Plan for Calvert School that lays out a compelling vision for the next decade at Calvert. You can view the plan on our website at www.calvertschoolmd.org or contact the Director of Communications, Stephanie Coldren, at scoldren@calvertschoolmd.org for a copy. Please do take the time to read the document so that you can learn in detail how we plan to improve our facilities, bolster the endowment, strengthen programs, and attract, train, and retain the very best employees. In closing, I encourage you to visit campus on a regular basis. Whether you are a current parent or an alumnus who lives out of state, there is always something new to see and experience at Calvert. Come for a tour, participate in a Calvert In Action (CIA) Day, or watch a Middle School sporting event. As always, please feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions. On behalf of the faculty and staff of Calvert School, I thank you for your support as we strive to be both bigger AND better. Sincerely yours,

EDITOR/DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS

Stephanie L. Coldren EDITORIAL STAFF

Elisa D. Chelius, Assistant Director of Development Hillary C. Huynh, Communications Manager Kerry S. Johnston, Director of Development Andrew W. Rutledge, Development Database Manager Carly M. Slagel, Director of Alumni Relations & Annual Giving CONTRIBUTORS

Jennifer H. Armstrong, Faculty F. Matthew Buck ’87, Head of Middle School Mary Kaitlyn O. Gentry, Class of 1997 Meredith G. Good-Cohn, Class of 2007 Eric P. Puchner, Class of 1982

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FatCat Studios, Inc. PHOTOGRAPHY

Larry Canner Elisa D. Chelius Stephanie L. Coldren Hillary C. Huynh Kerry S. Johnston Vince Lupo, Direction One, Inc. COVER PHOTO

Archives of Gary Black ’54, Grandfather of Xander ’15 and Adair ’17 Martin

ADMINISTRATION

HEAD MASTER

Andrew D. Martire ’83, Ed.D. ASSISTANT HEAD MASTER

David S. Clapp ’81 HEAD OF LOWER SCHOOL

Edward M. Trusty, Ed.D. HEAD OF MIDDLE SCHOOL

F. Matthew Buck ’87 DIRECTOR OF ADMISSION & ENROLLMENT SERVICES

Nicole H. Webster DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

Kerry S. Johnston DIRECTOR OF FINANCE & OPERATIONS

Joseph P. McGraw DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES

Denise D. Fiorucci

Andrew D. Martire ’83, Ed.D.

DIRECTOR OF TECHNOLOGY

Darryl A. Bethea, MCT, MCSE

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WELCOME

BOARD OF TRUSTEES 2011-2012 2010-2011

message from the Chairman

Carville B. Collins ’73, Chairman William S. Harrison, Treasurer Janet Mark E. A.McHugh, Dewire, Secretary Secretary Gina Z. Adams David W. Allan ’57 Curtis H. Campbell ’83 H. Ward Classen ’71 Fred C. C. Crozier Mark Felix J.A.Dawson Dewire

Dear Members of the Calvert Community, One of the very best attributes of the Calvert School community has been its unwavering commitment to excellence. This quality continues to perpetuate, as evidenced by our community’s renewed enthusiasm and determination for another successful school year in 2011-2012. As Head Master Andy Martire writes in this Reflections letter to you, the school is thriving, improving, growing and refining in a variety of ways that will continually enhance the educational experience for our students and faculty. A part of the school’s vibrancy is its enrollment growth, a valued trend that in recent times is rare among independent schools in our area. The historic levels of enrollment at Calvert are a result of our vision to utilize fully our Lower and Middle Schools and, we believe, our commitment to excellence. Please know that we are not growing for the sake of statistical growth or for the purpose of revenue enhancement. We are growing in accordance with our physical facilities, without compromise on the experience we wish for each student to have at Calvert, and without any concession whatsoever of our high standards for our students, our faculty and our school. In order to perpetuate the high quality of the Calvert School experience, the Board of Trustees will be returning to its Strategic Plan, a vision for how the school will advance in the next ten years. In the 2011-2012 school year to come, the Board of Trustees, after having approved the Plan last school year, will move toward an implementation phase. Specifically, the Board will begin to act on its

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vision for the future, and it will require the entire Calvert School community to work together to bring our Plan to fruition. Nothing about our regular and on-going responsibilities for the 2011-2012 school year will diminish, but rather, this is just one more important endeavor to add to our responsibilities. Many in the Calvert community, on our Board of Trustees and beyond, have already participated in the thorough and considered development of our Plan, as well as the many underpinnings and preparatory steps, such as our campus master plan, leading up to the Plan. Many of those participants, and many others in our community, will be asked to help implement the Plan. To those of you who have or will be involved, our Board of Trustees values your time, ideas, resources and dedication, and we appreciate all that you have done or will do. These will be exciting and ambitious times for our school, and we look forward to the accomplishments and advancements to be achieved.

Wesley FranklinN.W.Finnerty Foster ’70 ’83 Franklin Joseph C. W.Haberman Foster ’70 Joseph EdwardC.G.Haberman Hart III F. Barton EdwardHarvey G. HartIIIIII’61 Priscilla F. BartonS.Harvey Hoblitzell III ’61 ’73 David S. Knipp Kevin Lee A. H. McCreadie Riley III Lee Amy H. T. Riley SetoIII James AmyB.T.Stradtner Seto Matthew JamesW.B.Wyskiel Stradtner III ’81 Matthew W. Wyskiel III ’81 TRUSTEES TRUSTEE EX-OFFICIO EX-OFFICIO

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Felix J. Dawson Mr. Felix J. Dawson is a native of Houston, Texas. He attended Rice University for both his undergraduate and graduate work where he received his MBA. Felix moved to Baltimore in 1997 with Goldman Sachs and worked at Goldman Sachs and Constellation between 1997 and 2008. In 2009, Mr. Dawson started Wilkes Lane Capital to develop an Indonesian based coal business. He and his wife, Debbie are parents of Erica ’12, Rhett ’13, Helen ’15, and Laura ’20.

Wesley Naylor Finnerty ’83 Mrs. Wesley N. Finnerty graduated from Calvert School in 1983 and Roland Park Country School in 1989. She went on to graduate from the University of Virginia. She taught at Barclay Elementary School and Garrison Forest for several years before purchasing her antique store, Antique Exchange, in 1997 with her husband Tom. Mrs. Finnerty has been an active volunteer for the Calvert School Parents’ Association (CSPA) and the Annual Fund for many years. She most recently finished a two-year term as the President of the CSPA. She has also served on the board at the Irvine Nature Center and volunteers for Paul’s Place and the Hampden Family Center. Mrs. Finnerty and her husband are parents of Naylor ’11, Charlie ’14, Jack ’16, and Grayson ’19.

Kevin A. McCreadie Mr. Kevin A. McCreadie joined PNC in 2002, and currently is the President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Investment Officer of PNC Capital Advisors, Inc., PNC Funds, Inc., and PNC Alternative Investment Funds. In addition, he is the Managing Executive for the Institutional business within the Asset Management Group (AMG) of PNC and is a member of the Management Committee for PNC Financial Services Corporation. Mr. McCreadie earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Rutgers University and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. Mr. McCreadie and his wife, Melanie, are parents of Will ’14 and Ian ’19.

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NEW FACES IN THE HALLS We are pleased to welcome new faculty and staff to the Calvert community. This talented group enhances our exceptional team. Matt Buck ’87 joins the Calvert School Administration as Head of the Middle School. Mr. Buck was most recently Assistant Head of Middle School at Gilman. He received his B.A. from Williams College and his M.A. from Johns Hopkins University.

Angel Menefee joins the Middle School faculty as a Spanish teacher. Previously, Ms. Menefee created early childhood enrichment curriculum and served as a foreign language teacher and tutor in the Baltimore area. She received a B.A. from Dickinson College.

Nina Emala ’00 joins Calvert School as an associate teacher in Pilot-1. Ms. Emala most recently was a Callard Fellow in the Lower School at Gilman, teaching Pre-First and helping to supervise the Kindergarten class. Ms. Emala holds a B.A. from Gettysburg College.

Erin Merrick joins the Calvert School faculty as a Fifth Grade Homeroom teacher. Ms. Merrick has most recently worked as a writing tutor and also served as a Middle School teacher at Notre Dame Preparatory School. She received a B.A. and a M.A. from Washington College.

Kate English joins Calvert School as a lead teacher in Pilot-B. She most recently taught First Grade at School of the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen. Ms. English earned a B.A. from Mount Saint Mary’s University and a M.Ed. from Loyola College of Maryland.

Scott Murphy joins Calvert as a Middle School English teacher. Mr. Murphy comes to Calvert after having served as an AmeriCorps Resident Teacher at Nativity Preparatory School in Wilmington, DE. He holds a B.A. and a M.A. from Wake Forest University.

Demetreus Gregg joins the Calvert faculty as the Assistant to the Head of the Middle School. Previously Mr. Gregg was a Program Assistant for Baltimore City Public Schools.

Jay Parker is no stranger to Calvert School, but officially joins the Middle School faculty as a Science teacher. Prior to joining the faculty, Mr. Parker worked at Boys Latin School. He earned a B.S. from Trinity University and a M.A. from Goddard College.

Greg Hagel joins Calvert as a Middle School Physical Education teacher. Mr. Hagel comes to Calvert from Saint Ignatius Loyola Academy, where he was a teaching intern. He holds a B.S. from Northwestern University, where he was a member of the wrestling team. Caroline Johnson joins the Development Office as an Administrative Assistant. Previously Mrs. Johnson worked as a Client Service and Business Development Manager for Investment Counselors of Maryland, LLC. Her daughter, Elizabeth, is in the Eighth Age. Stacey Krebs joins the Lower School faculty as the Girls Physical Education teacher. Ms. Krebs previously served as a long-term substitute P.E. teacher at Rockville High School. She received a B.A. from Salisbury University and is working towards her M.Ed. Kelly McCormick ’00 joins Calvert School as an intern. She will be spending time in both the Lower and Middle School. Ms. McCormick previously interned at St. Paul’s School for Girls and has a B.A. from Dickinson College. FALL 2011

Brett Porter joins Calvert as the Lower School Boys Physical Education teacher. Mr. Porter comes to Calvert from St. Paul’s School for Boys, where he was the Head Athletic Trainer and taught Physical Education and Health in both the Lower and Upper School. He holds a B.S. from S.U.N.Y. Helen Seely Helen Seely is also a familiar face to many. She joins the Lower School as an Associate Teacher in Pilot-B. Ms. Seely most recently served as the After School Care Senior Coordinator, a role she will continue to perform. She holds a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin. Anne-Marie Robinson Siemen is another familiar face at Calvert School, having served as a substitute teacher and ballet instructor last year. Ms. Robinson Siemen joins the Middle School faculty as an English teacher and will continue to run the ballet program. She has a B.A. from Messiah College and a M.A. from the University of Maryland. Carly Slagel joins the Development Office as the Director of Alumni Relations & Annual Giving. She comes to Calvert from York College, where she worked in residential life and student affairs. Ms. Slagel holds a B.A. from York College and a M.A. from Shippensburg University. 9


New Positions Assumed Elisa D. Chelius Assistant Director of Development Shannon E. Cheston Fifth Grade Homeroom Teacher Catherine F. Clark Sixth Age Teacher

Faculty & Staff Awards The Deborah Dorsey Albert ’44 Award Middle School Athletic Director, Mary Alice Lears, was the recipient of The Deborah Dorsey Albert ’44 Award. Established in 1995, this award is given annually to the faculty member who has “made an outstanding contribution to the life and mission of Calvert School.” Generally, the selection process gives particular consideration to those faculty members who have provided long-term service to Calvert. For almost 25 years, Mary Alice has played a number of roles; teaching every grade between Seventh Age and Eighth Grade and serving as an invaluable community builder at Calvert.

Megan E. DeLorbe Sixth Age Teacher Hillary C. Huynh Communications Manager Mary Alice Lears Director of Athletics and Physical Education Denise L. Stone Lower School Librarian

The Apgar Award for Excellence in Instruction Sixth Age Teacher, Jennifer H. Armstrong, was recognized as The Apgar Award for Excellence in Instruction recipient. This award is given annually to a faculty member who “has demonstrated the ability to motivate students’ interest, curiosity, and love of learning and the willingness to propose and apply new teaching concepts of methods that expand students’ horizons and potential.” Jennifer is driven to improve herself in professional development offerings domestically and abroad, attends students’ extracurricular events outside of school hours, is working to revise Pilot and Sixth Age report cards and handwriting curriculum, is a leader of Lower School community outreach projects, and has coached Middle School interscholastic sports.

Victoria T. Strand Small Groups Teacher

The Matthew ’06 and Abigail ’10 Young Memorial Award School Nurse, Margie G. Whitman ’69, was awarded The Matthew ’06 and Abigail ’10 Young Memorial Award. Established in 2008, the award is given to that member of the faculty or staff who, “contributes significantly to many areas of School life, displays care and concern for all members of the Calvert community, and possesses the intangible spirit that made Matt and Abby so special.” Margie joined Calvert in 2004 and consistently goes well beyond the strict boundaries and hours of her job description to make sure that students are safe, sound, and healthy. She has systematically revised and strengthened our school health policies, procedures, and training to ensure they are above and beyond the norm and is simply a huge resource for our faculty, staff, students, and parents.

Allison Waters Small Groups Teacher

The Class of 2006 Staff Award Human Resources Generalist, Karen L. Bosley, was presented with The Class of 2006 Staff Award, which was established in 2005 and is given annually to the staff member who has provided exemplary service to Calvert School. Since joining Calvert in 2005 Karen has proved to be a highly effective, efficient, consummate professional who helps take care of all Calvert employees, making sure benefits are not only top-notch, but are also administered smoothly.who has provided exemplary service to Calvert School.

Service Award Recipients 30 Years Mike Shawen Paul Wareheim

25 Years Louise Catlin

20 Years Patrick “Shep” Shepherd

10 Years: Linda Cooke Megan D’Andrea Dina Glorioso

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graduation

graduation class of 2011

Class of 2011 High School Choices Evie Bird The Lawrenceville School

Naylor Finnerty The Boys’ Latin School of Maryland

Irina Kolesnik Roland Park Country School

Alex Roesner Loyola Blakefield

Meleina Brock Friends School of Baltimore

Scott Finney Gilman School

Cole Lacovara St. Paul’s School

Mackenzie Sappe Notre Dame Preparatory School

Isis Cabassa Bryn Mawr School

Winslow Gunning Friends School of Baltimore

Grace Laria Roland Park Country School

Oliver Schmickel McDonogh School

Christopher Chasney St. Paul’s School

Bo Harchick The Boys’ Latin School of Maryland

Emma McCormack Roland Park Country School

Sydney Shutt Notre Dame Preparatory School

Michael Collins Gilman School

Anna Hart Bryn Mawr School

Peter McIntyre Gilman School

Kevin Warshaw St. Paul’s School

Alexa Corse Bryn Mawr School

Thomas Hebert Gilman School

Sam Messick Friends School

Cassidy Watts Garrison Forest School

Anthony Crawley Calvert Hall College High School

Halsey Hill Garrison Forest School

Jillian Newton Garrison Forest School

Johnny Worthington Gilman School

Liam Emmart St. Paul’s School

Amelia Horine McDonogh School

Kristen Nguyen Roland Park Country School

Alexis Emmett Roland Park Country School

Quichey Johnson Bryn Mawr School

Eliza O’Donovan Roland Park Country School

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graduation

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Eighth Grade Honors & Award Castalia Project The Evolution of the Canoe - Liam Emmart

The Isaac H. Dixon Award Grace Frances Laria and Emma McCormack

The Bolton Arts Award Emma McCormack

The Edward W. Brown Award Kevin Andrew Warshaw

The Hillyer Award Alexa Montgomery Corse

Presentation of Banner Evelyn Rose Bird and Thomas Kidder Hebert

Citizenship Award Winslow Brooke Gunning and Scott Milling Finney Jay France ’37 Sportsmanship Award Kevin Andrew Warshaw Girls Sportsmanship Award Grace Frances Laria

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Meredith Good-Cohn ’07 Delivers Charge to the Class of 2011.

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George A. Whiting Athletic Trophy Anna Elizabeth Hart and Oliver Markham Schmickel

Stephen C. Broy Bowl Scott Milling Finney

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alvert School was my home away from home for ten years. The information and life lessons I learned there helped shape the person I am today. A Calvert student is unique – and you can see this by looking back at your time there and realizing how many students truly cared about learning and doing the best they could at such a young age. The small class sizes of around ten students allowed me to form relationships with every member of my grade, and some of my best friends are still those I met at Calvert School. At the Garrison Forest School I became involved in community service and leadership, taking roles such as class President, and the first-ever James Center Service and Leadership fellow. In these roles, and especially in my role as the President of the Baltimore Student Congress for Service, I often saw alumni from Calvert School who were elected by their high school faculty to serve as members of my student congress. I was able to partake in many activities throughout high school while remaining committed to my studies using the time management skills Calvert instills into each of its students. I was able to commit myself to leadership and helping the community by organizing projects such as creating the first ever Susan G. Komen ‘Pink goes Green’ recycling initiative, and the painting of a mural at a neighborhood pool in Baltimore City with McDonogh and Garrison students. Calvert School taught me to be passionate about the things I truly care about and to make the changes I see necessary. From the faculty and students, to its academics and traditions, Calvert provided me with the best foundation I could have ever imagined. I was always challenged to do my best, and this helped me develop a work ethic that I will use in college and beyond. Calvert School’s buildings, beautiful campus, rigorous academics, and especially the people, make me proud to forever Meredith Good-Cohn ’07 call it my home. 13


A Special Homecoming

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It’s about coming home. Last October, a friend and colleague stepped into my office to tell me there was a house for sale on Ridgemede Road in the Tuscany-Canterbury neighborhood. My wife Amy and I, and our children Abby (Seventh Age) and Teddy (Kiddie Calvert), were living comfortably – and conveniently – in campus housing at Gilman, and had no plans to move. Nevertheless, my interest was sparked. My father Rick ’60, grew up at 201 Ridgemede, two doors down from the house on the market. My grandmother, a Canadian by birth who never changed her citizenship, lived in that house, one of a hilltop cluster of several dozen Tudor-style row homes, for over fifty years. I fondly recall regular Saturday night dinners and holiday feasts at my Grandmom’s house as a boy, at which several country reports were undoubtedly rehearsed! My aunt, Robin Nicolls ’55, Dad’s sister and a thirty-five year teacher at Calvert, moved back to the neighborhood to raise her family, alternatively on Canterbury Road, and then at 213 Tuscany, two doors down from Grandmom’s. Calvert has always been a neighborhood school with “walkers,” but few probably realize that this also included teachers! Aunt Robin, her canvas shoulder bag filled with carefully marked folder papers, was joined daily in her stroll down Tuscany by longtime colleague Jim Coady, who lived across the street on the other side of the circle, where Ridgemede and Tuscany meet at the crown of the hill. I called Amy and we went to see the house that day. It was everything we dreamed of: stately but not pretentious, spacious but not sprawling, charming without being eccentric. It reminded me instantly of Grandmom’s; the wine-red brick-arched entryway even smelled like her house. What is more, and something I do not remember from boyhood, is that there are now many families with young children living in these houses. It was perfect. It was out of our price range. We made some quick calculations. We put down the best bid we could scrape up, and hoped for the best. The offer was accepted two days later. The very next week, Calvert School announced it was searching for a new Middle School Head. Amy and I had not really considered moving from campus housing, much less leaving Gilman altogether. Now, not only could Abby be a “walker,” just as her grandfather and great aunt had been, but her dad could be one too! FALL 2011

For me, Calvert has been, and perhaps always will be, about family. Four generations of Bucks have attended the School.

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I am so honored and thrilled to be joining the ranks of Calvert teachers.

For me, Calvert has been, and perhaps always will be, about family. Four generations of Bucks have attended the School. Growing up, during Aunt Robin’s long teaching career here, it seemed all we ever talked about when we were together was Calvert. My sister, my cousins, and I all reveled in declaring to the family what special project or activity we had just completed in our classrooms, trying to outdo one another with praise for our teachers, each one of them “the best.” When Abby began Pilot Class two years ago, the connections to family hit me even more deeply. Every afternoon, when I pick up Abby from school and we make the long walk down the Lower School corridor to get Teddy, we pass by the beautiful, strikingly simple memorial garden honoring Constance H. McCallister, a Pilot and Sixth Age teacher here for many years. Every afternoon, as Abby skips down toward the stairwell for her eagerly anticipated reunion with her brother, I gaze through those windows and my heart swells. Connie was like a second mother to me. She was a close friend of my mother’s and our neighbor; we kids were constantly in and out of each other’s houses throughout childhood. Her son Blake ’87 and I entered Pilot together in 1979 and he was the best man at my wedding. Connie perfectly fit the classic mold of masterful Calvert teaching. She was warm and kind, but firm. She encouraged independence, yet provided layers upon layers of support for all her students. She was an expert on tying shoe laces, quieting recess roughness, and helping children learn to read. It is little wonder why, as a little boy each late August, I found myself sitting at Mrs. McCallister’s dining room table, composition pads and sharpened pencils at the ready, diagramming sentences. My mom knew what I needed to succeed! The trick is, so did all my Calvert teachers. I am so honored and thrilled to be joining the ranks of Calvert teachers. It feels like coming home.

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Keeping Calvert Strong Francis G. ‘Frank’ Riggs ’51 I had a wonderful time as a Calvert student and felt the opportunities I had were truly second to none. In addition to exceptional academics and the importance on the fundamentals of learning that prepared me for high school and beyond, I was also fortunate to develop friendships that are still as strong today as when we were children. I fondly remember morning handshakes, Wednesday assemblies, athletic competitions, special teachers, and all the fun I had during my Calvert years. When my own children were students, I enjoyed seeing Dudley ’82, Charlotte ’84, and Melissa ’92 grow and meet the challenges of their education. Now adults, they all hold advanced degrees and are successful, well-rounded individuals. I sincerely believe that their Calvert experience prepared them for all of their future endeavors, just as it prepared me. As a Trustee, I had an even closer relationship to Calvert and continued my interest in the day school and Calvert Education Services, the homeschooling division. My experience on the Board was exceptional and helped me realize that the Calvert Way is time-tested, respected, and well-known all over the world. Calvert School was an important ingredient in making me the person I am today, and I want to make sure that the School that meant so much to me has a secure future. In order to attract and retain the professionals that Calvert deserves, as well as keep up with capital upgrades and refurbishments, a strong financial base is essential. It is for this reason that I support Calvert financially, and why I chose to remember the School in my estate plans. It is only natural that Calvert will continue to grow and change over the years, but supporting Calvert in this way gives me assurance that the School will be ready for the demands of the future.

Mr. Riggs chose to include Calvert in his estate plans by making the School a beneficiary of a 401K and life insurance policy. By doing this, Mr. Riggs received a charitable tax deduction for the cash value of the plan, and Calvert School will receive the future proceeds.

The Hillyer Society is Calvert’s recognition society for those who have included Calvert in their estate plans. For more information on how you can become a member of the Hillyer Society, please contact Kerry Johnston, Director of Development, at 410.243.6054, ext. 141 or kjohnston@calvertschoolmd.org.


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Athletics at Calvert…

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n an age where “facetime” is shared on laptops, friendship is declared virtually, and “gaming”involves a couch, it may be hard to believe that ninety-eight percent of Calvert Middle School students share one thing in common with the Calvert students of yesteryear. This enduring constant throughout Calvert’s history got its start on the rooftop playground and the “lot” on Chase Street. The rules were simple and included that a runner was “out” after breaking the windows of nearby buildings. However, the thrill of playing sparked the athletic tradition which would help define Calvert students for a century to come. The program became formalized with the hiring of the first coaches in 1924, and the construction of a gymnasium several years later. Finally, amidst some controversy, Calvert began hosting competitions against local schools in 1934. Several years later, with the world in turmoil and Calvert’s own enrollment faltering, then Head Master, Edward W. Brown increased the focus on athletics, determining that it would become the “third spiral of learning” at its Tuscany Road location. This advancement rekindled the age-old discussion of interscholastic competitions with faculty and board members on both sides of the debate. Some believed that “hoppers and crickets” and “crows and canaries” allowed for a lasting solution to the discussion through the development of a strong intramural program. At times, students

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were assigned to the teams of older siblings or parents to build team ties within families. However, sometimes students were assigned to opposing sides to create friendly rivalry between siblings. Overtime, the athletic program continued to develop, adding new sports and increasing the number of interscholastic competitions. Throughout this process, the Athletic Director and teachers did their best to preserve the balance of competitive teams and skill development for all

students. Calvert maintained its “athletics for all” approach which guaranteed the opportunity for all students to play. Experiencing Calvert athletics firsthand allowed the thrill of every competition to resonate within each student. Such events are held in the memories of participants forever, as shown through the reminiscence of Frank Riggs ’51, after a collegiate upset over Notre Dame. Despite the major win, he candidly recalls mentioning that, “The most important game was probably the Calvert/Gilman game in Twelfth Age.”

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It is these lasting athletic memories created through schoolwide participation that connect Calvert students, past and present. This year, over ninety-eight percent of Middle School students contributed to an athletic team. The Middle School now boasts twenty-one teams, playing fourteen different sports – an impressive rise over the nine teams participating in six sports only a decade ago. Just as impressive as the increase in opportunities to play, are the increased numbers of students taking advantage of these teams, despite the vast number of distractions in these students’ lives. The motivating force behind the movement to help students “disconnect and reconnect” on the field, lies in the 2011 winner of the Deborah Dorsey Albert ’44 Award, Athletic Director, Mary Alice Lears. This award is given annually to that faculty member who has made “an outstanding contribution to the life and mission of Calvert School.” Not only does Mary Alice ensure that schedules are organized, referees are booked, buses are timely, uniforms are cleaned, and coaches are supported; she takes a personal interest in the life of every single athlete in the Middle School through extracurricular sports and physical education. Throughout her busy schedule, she is the consummate “energizer bunny,” eagerly taking part in a physical education class or encouraging budding athletes to unlock their potential. Her role in the lives of these students is essential, especially with the mounting research behind the crucial role of “playing” in the lives of adolescents and young adults. Interestingly, the importance of “playing” for adults, as discussed by Dr. Stuart Brown in his book, Play, may be one

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of the major factors behind Mary Alice’s impressive success. Brown quotes award winning writer James Michener, who expresses a sentiment that seems to mirror Mary Alice’s passion for Calvert athletics, “The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play…He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him, he’s always doing both.” Mary Alice will continue to carry the torch of Calvert athletics this fall as our Athletic Director, with even more challenges ahead of her. This year we boast the largest student body in Calvert’s history, Calvert has hired new coaches for her to educate and support, and she now tackles the additional role of Director of Physical Education. However, we can all rest assured that no matter what the year brings, it may be hard to tell if she is working or playing. Perhaps we, adults and students alike, can take a page from her playbook and allow ourselves to become part of the Calvert tradition of excellence, by finding ultimate success simply by “playing” at our work.

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hen one recalls their youngest years in school, memories of studying at a desk, practicing penmanship, or learning how to read may come to mind. These recollections can include a windowed view, but often occur exclusively indoors, away from nature’s grasp. As an educator of young children, I had not given this much thought because my class schedule does permit for outdoor time on the recess field, which seemed both standard and practical. Then, two summers ago, the Calvert faculty was encouraged to read the book Boys Adrift, a research-driven narrative detailing “the growing epidemic of unmotivated boys and underachieving young men” in today’s society. Organized into five core chapters, the author, Leonard Sax, M.D., PhD, begins by addressing changes in American schooling.

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by incorporating nature and natural items into their everyday play. Computer simulated toys, video games and other electronic devices are not teaching aids in the outdoor learning environment. Although it originated in Europe in the latter half of the twentieth century, the concept of outdoor schooling is quickly catching on in the United States as well. I was curious about how such a program is formatted, how children receive instruction, and, most importantly, how I could thread lessons learned into my own Sixth Age curriculum. My curiosity led me to apply for a Garrett Grant to travel to Zurich, Switzerland over spring break to visit The Lakeside School. The Garrett Grant program at Calvert makes it possible for teachers to act on a curiosity like mine. Here is how the program works: a teacher submits a formal written proposal in the early fall, which is later followed by an interview session, where a team of administrators learns in greater detail where you plan to travel, what expenses you may incur, and what specific ways the student body and school will benefit from such an experience. The Lakeside School is an elementary school in Zurich with an outdoor preschool program. After I had the good fortune to receive a Garrett Grant to fund my travels abroad, I began to prepare for my journey across the Atlantic. Located in the northeastern part of Switzerland, the

I am excited about revamping my existing curriculum to make room for more outside, engaging, hands-on learning.

in a Child’s Development: One Teacher’s Quest for the Organic In his research Sax found that the traditional beginning of school – the kindergarten year – has transitioned from a social year to one which has become focused on the academics of reading and writing. If Sax is correct, as a society we have emphasized academics in an indoor classroom setting for our children at the expense of their ability to learn and experience outside the classroom. Why is this worrisome? In losing this essential formative year, a young child misses multiple hours of play and exploration, as well as necessary time developing their senses. Intrigued by this thesis, I was also drawn to one society’s answer: outdoor schooling. During the early years of their development, children can now spend an entire year (or more, depending on the nature of the program) learning and experiencing school time in a completely outdoor environment. In all types of weather, children use their imaginations to the fullest FALL 2011

city of Zurich is heavily influenced by its German, French, and Italian neighbors in cuisine, language, and general way of life. The weather was going to be brisk, so I was sure to pack plenty of layered clothing and hand warmers, just in case. In addition to visiting the outdoor school, I also made plans to visit an international school, the Zurich Zoo, and sample chocolate, of course! Upon my arrival in Zurich during Calvert’s spring break, I was greeted by the Swiss Alps and neighboring countryside, along with views of beautiful white swans sunning themselves on Lake Zurich. After familiarizing myself with the layout of the city and public transportation, I traveled on day three to Kusnacht, about 15 kilometers from Zurich, and met my contact at The Lakeside School. With a warm greeting, the director of the outdoor program toured me through the elementary school building before driving me to the nearby forest to meet the teachers and students. 23


There I watched as parents waved goodbye to their children at the opening of the wooded area, backpacks and warm clothing in-tow. Then I walked on a path with the class of eight students aged three to five and two teachers, one of whom spoke Swiss-German and the other of whom spoke English. I noticed that the teachers led the students in song at the beginning of the school day, just as I do at Calvert. Two songs, one in SwissGerman and English, were sung in succession before students entered Lakeside’s formal outdoor classroom area of the forest. Although this forest is public, the space is safe and the class had learned its boundaries early. For example, the children are taught to be within sight of a teacher at all times and to treat this area as a regular indoor classroom. Sectioned off in this “room” I found: a play area complete with a ropes course used for climbing; a dramatic play area which included a teepee crafted of large sticks and covered with a small curtain; a circle outlined with stones, collected in the surrounding forest area by the students; and a kitchen area which included a homemade fire pit and a booth, made of tree stumps and sticks woven together to form a comfortable

Jen and her husband in front of Lake Zurich.

During the early years of their development, children can now spend an entire year learning and experiencing school time in a completely outdoor environment.

seating space. The day quickly unfolded as the students were gathered together at varying increments for formal instruction and discussion, followed by intervals of time for play. At one point we laid on our backs and looked up at the sky to make observations about the trees, the weather, the smells, and the sounds. Students were later encouraged to help clear an area for a spring garden, each one taking turns digging space for bulbs and watering them with a spray can. Lunch was made on the fire by the students; the children were allowed, with assistance, to light a match and fan the smoke away. The next day when I returned, it was rainy and bleak, but that did not deter the teachers or the students. The forest provided wonderful cover from the elements. Weather that back home might have kept me confined to my Calvert classroom enabled me to appreciate a different approach. As the students came physically prepared in all-weather gear, they enjoyed stomping their feet in mud puddles and jumping in piles of damp leaves. They were

instructed on the names of native plants nearby, to recognize them by sight, scent, and touch. It struck me that these students experience all four seasons, for a few hours a day, completely outdoors. A tiny trailer is on-site for extreme weather days, but as the teachers quickly told me, was rarely utilized because the confines were so intentionally cramped. Visiting this outdoor program encouraged me to welcome the unrefined and the natural in my own classroom and to utilize the outdoor space afforded to me at Calvert in a more deliberate way. I was excited by the teachers’ desire to allow the students to make personal contact with the outdoors and spend thoughtful time observing the surrounding forest. Most important, these students were utilizing their senses in every facet of the school day. I am excited about revamping my existing curriculum to make room for more outside, engaging, hands-on learning. Thank you to Calvert and the Garrett family for this valuable experience!

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Jack Luetkemeyer ’53 Purchases A Piece of Calvert History Former Board of Trustee Chairman, Jack Luetkemeyer ’53, just can’t get away from his Calvert roots. Last summer, when he purchased a vacant building on Chase Street, he didn’t realize that he was buying a piece of Calvert School history as well. The building, located at 10 W. Chase Street, was the very same structure that housed Calvert School from 1901 through 1924, before making its permanent home at the current location on Tuscany Road. Now aptly named The Calvert Apartments, the charming building has been transformed into 13 upscale lofts, as well as one and two bedroom units. Along with his associate, Walid Hajj, Mr. Luetkemeyer has created beautiful, modern living spaces while retaining many historical and architectural details from the original school. In fact, in addition to the restoration of hardwood floors and original doors, the Maryland seal and ‘CS’ engraved on the front of the building have also been renewed to their original splendor. Mr. Luetkemeyer, who was integral in helping build the Middle School, jokingly remarks “I think I’m just going to die working for Calvert School, because even when I’m not trying, I keep coming back to it!”

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A Tribute to

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After 37 memorable years at Calvert School, Jane Sewell is retiring. Former students share their fondest memories...

faculty members that I will always remember. The level of dedication and love she put into every one of her

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do. She will be greatly missed, and never forgotten.

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~ Frank Martien ’82

I remember Mrs. Sewell (Mrs. Wagner) teaching us dance in Tenth Age and tumbling in Eleventh Age. We wore those royal blue spandex outfits! She joined us in every move. Bravo for being a teacher who practices what she preaches. ~ Lea Craig Ward ’80

I remember Mrs. Sewell as Mrs. Wagner while I was attending Calvert School. I remember her beautiful smile and her lovely southern accent. She made athletics fun and always encouraged the girls to try their best. ~ Amy Shackelford Wilhite ’76

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I think what I will remember most vividly about Mrs. Wagner/Sewell (beyond her broad smile framed by the bright pink lipstick!) was preparing for the Dance Assembly each

winter. I can still sing some of those songs in my head and do the dance moves. ~ Alexandra Alevizatos Kirtley ’83

As a student in the 1980’s, I remember Jane Sewell as Mrs Wagner. She was an amazing teacher - she had the perfect balance of strict rules that kept us in line, but pure delight for her subject. She definitely created in each child a love for physical activity. As a girl, she also created in me a love for dance and the Dance Assembly was a highlight of my Calvert years. As an adult, and later as a parent of Calvert children, I had a renewed love and respect for Mrs. Sewell and her true ‘Calvert Way’. My kids all adored her

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I remember when I was in Sixth Age I would love going to gym class with Mrs. Sewell because we would listen to music and dance around. My favorite song I remember

dancing to was the Chicken Dance song, “I don’t wanna be a chicken, I don’t wanna be a duck, so I’ll shake my bottom.” That was my favorite memory with Mrs. Sewell.

Mrs. Wagner, as she was known when I was a student in the early ’80s, evokes fond memories

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of learning the Virginia Reel and performing it on Calvert’s wooden stage. I can still hear her voice calling for us to ‘bow to your partner’, ‘do-sa-do’ and ‘promenade.’ The best part is seeing the experience come full circle while watching Mrs. Sewell direct my daughter Skylar ’17 in the same dance on the same stage. She hasn’t lost that mischievous smile!

~ Juliana Keyser Harris ’85

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Voices from the Cla My favorite thing about Calvert is the close relationships I have had with my teachers and classmates. I have really enjoyed being at a place where I have such good friends and know everyone so well. ~Alexa Corse

When I leave Calvert, I will miss the exciting class trips that we took and the memories that we shared. ~Cole Lacovara

I will miss the great people, teachers, students, and the atmosphere of the school. ~Naylor Finnerty

Every day when I woke up I was excited to see my friends at Calvert School. The memories and relationships I made here can never be broken! ~Kristen Nguyen

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ss of 2011 It’s crazy – after ten years this is all over! I’m going to miss every single person at Calvert. Each day I was happy to go to a school where I felt so accepted and loved. These have been the best years I could imagine and it is so sad to leave it all. I’d like to thank everyone at Calvert for giving me an amazing ten years. ~Eliza O’Donovan

I will definitely miss my teachers and my friends. Life will never be the same because I will never see the same people every day. Class of 2011 – we did it! ~Quichey Johnson

My ten years at Calvert School have prepared me for the rest of my life. ~Peter McIntyre

The greatest life lesson I have learned at Calvert was the power of friendship. No matter where I go, I don’t think I will be able to find a tighter community. This experience is irreplaceable and definitely what I will miss most. ~Kevin Warshaw

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Voices from the Cla My Calvert career lasted for nine years. I have made so many lifelong friends and I can’t believe it’s finally come to an end. I’m sad to go, but at the same time I am ready to move on. One of my favorite parts of Calvert were the teachers. They were ready to help when I needed it, and I will always remember the lessons, both in life and in academics, that I was taught. Thanks for everything, Calvert! ~Chris Chasney

The greatest life lesson I learned at Calvert was to always try your best and never give up. I will miss all my classmates and teachers. Though I am sad to leave, I will always remember the Calvert community. ~Alexis Emmett

My teachers were, without a doubt, the best part of my Calvert experience. I felt so at home, so safe, and so taken care of because I always knew they’d be ready to help with anything. Calvert teachers weren’t just intelligent, educated people, they were so much more. They were caring and loving and they have become very important and wonderful parts of my life. I can never thank my teachers enough. ~ Grace Laria

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ss of 2011 I will miss my teachers pushing me to do my best. They truly care about us and I’ve seen that my last ten years here. ~Jillian Newton

Calvert has encouraged me to challenge myself with everything I do. I will miss the relationships I have with my class and teachers that I have developed over the past ten years. ~Anna Hart

The greatest life lesson I learned at Calvert was acceptance. We are all like family here and I am sad to go. ~ Scott Finney

The greatest life lesson I have learned is to try your best at everything. Calvert taught me to give 110% at everything I do, on and off the field. I will take this lesson with me everywhere I go. ~Amelia Horine

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1 Tom and Janine Robinson 2 Corks for Calvert Co-Chairs, Betsey Swingle Hobelmann ’87 and Suzie Quarngesser Amiot ’79 3 Lorrie and Horace Liang 4 Molly Hanes and Debbie Long 5 Charlene and Gordon Tomaselli with Kathy and Brad Davis 6 Susie and Bert Jun with Carville Collins ’73 7 Head of Lower School, Ed Trusty with Ninth Age Boys teacher, Skip Howe ’77

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GRANDPARENTS’ DAY 8 Ben Grebe ’15 enjoys Grandparents’ Day 9 Wynter Tracey ’15 with her grandmother, Diana Mosley 10 Bennett Espenshade ’20 and Leon Pinkett ’20 11 Lily Costello ’15 celebrates Grandparents’ Day

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12 Heather Diehl ’17 is all smiles after completing a special project with her grandparents 13 Sixth Age students sing to their grandparents 14 Bill and Betsy Spencer with Max Sutley ’17 15 Adair Martin ’17 with her grandparents, George and Mandy Savage Mahoney ’61

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These are the official colors of the Calvert family, and are also the official colors of Calvert School.

DAILY DOUBLE! Several books were written by Calvert’s first Head Master. Name three of them.

$400 This feature in the auditorium allowed students sitting in the back of the room to have as fine a view as those in the front row.

$400 This icon is in Calvert School’s logo, and is known throughout the world as a symbol of excellence in education.

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This man wrote several textbooks that are still in use in the Calvert curriculum today, and was the School’s first Head Master.

$600 Students are assigned these groups for athletic activities during their Lower School years.

$800 School bell not working? Not a problem! The Head Master simply played this instrument in the hallways to signal the end of classes.

DAILY DOUBLE!

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The name of a region in Italy, and the road on which the Lower School is located.

Known as Calvert School’s founder, this man also held the School’s first classes on the third floor of his home.

$400: What is a sloped floor? $1,000: Who is Isaac H. Dixon? $800: What is a violin? $600: What are Hoppers, Crickets, Crows, and Canaries?

DAILY DOUBLE!: What are A Child’s History of the World, A Child’s History of Art, A Child’s Geography of the World, Child Training, The Dark Secret.

$600: Who is Mr. Virgil M. Hillyer?

$200: What are Black and Gold?

$400: What is the Silhouette Child?

DAILY DOUBLE!: What is Tuscany?

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The sacred fountain on Mount Parnassus in Greece, or the name of the first Head Master’s home.

You might see a symbol like this in the top right corner of a student’s folder paper: 3/21. No, it isn’t a fraction, but this.

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Mine hangs in the lobby of the Lower School to represent my graduating class – it was a rite of passage to sign it before you graduated.

This architect designed the War Memorial in downtown Baltimore, several homes in Guilford and Homeland, a section of St. Timothy’s School, and Calvert’s Lower School building.

FINAL JEOPARDY

Calvert’s first Head Master spent over twenty years collecting lighting devices such as candlesticks and lanterns. Though it was his desire to leave the collection to Harvard, it is now possessed by this museum and research complex, the largest in the world, in fact.

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FINAL JEOPARDY: What is the Smithsonian Institution? $1,600: What is a plaque?

$2,000: Who was Mr. Lawrence Hall Fowler?

$1,200: What is Castalia?

DAILY DOUBLE!: What is the date?

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5 Morgan Harchick ’07, Faith Pearson ’07, Sara Gillet ’07, Meredith Good-Cohn ’07, and Nancy Swindell ’07 6 James Banta ’10, Tracy Smith ’10, and Tom Riley ’10 show off their high school gear

CLASS OF 2001 10 YEAR REUNION 7 The Class of 2001 celebrates their 10 year reunion at Ryleigh’s in Federal Hill

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8 Jayne Plank and President of the Alumni Association, Patty McCormick Klein ’86 9 Hall Kesmodel ’86 and Charlotte Riggs ’84 10 Barry and Jean Loper with Head of Lower School, Dr. Trusty

BOSTON REGIONAL EVENT 11 Gordon Hart ’60, Linda and John Hart ’56, and Rick Williams ’55 12 Nicole Webster, Director of Admission & Enrollment Services, with Larry Stifler ’53 and Director of Development, Kerry Johnston

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NEW YORK CITY REGIONAL EVENT 1 Charlotte Harvey ’72, Carville Collins ’73, Carolyn Cassilly, and Frank Carey ’38 2 Young alumni enjoy the New York Regional Event hosted by Frank ’38 and Bill ’42 Carey 3 Liam Culman ’81 with Bill Carey ’42

FLORIDA EAST COAST REGIONAL EVENT 4 Elise Boyce Kelsey ’29 with Head Master, Andy Martire ’83

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“REMEMBER WHEN” LUNCHEON 7 Tenth Age Greeters: Xander Martin ’15, Piper Alban ’15, Ellie Blue ’15, and Blake Shepherd ’15

8 Anne Findlay Dorsey ’49, Marion Parsons DeGroff ’51, Talbott Huey ’47, and Kitsie Scarlett Burnett ’48

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9 Barbara and Rick Buck ’60 with Robin Buck Nicolls ’55

10 Tom Hughes ’61 shows his Calvert spirit

COCKTAIL PARTY 11 Brooke Wheeler Rodgers ’91, Julie Martin McAllister ’86, and Rachel Arnot Rockwell ’91 12 Head Master Andy Martire ’83, former faculty member, Jim Coady, and Assistant Head of Lower School, Paul Wareheim 13 Tyler Mills, Billy Buppert, and Brooke Kirby Buppert ’93 14 Former faculty members, Jeaneen Wingate, Cary Barton, and Peg Licht, with Board of Trustee Chairman, Carville Collins ’73 15 Jack Harvey ’63 with Gay Legg

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Patricia McCormick Klein ’86, President

Elizabeth Wheeler Rodgers ’91, Treasurer

Kieran E. Fox, Esq. ’79, Vice President

Hugh F.Z. Cole III ’88, Secretary

MEMBERS

PAST PRESIDENTS

Albert H. Michaels ’51

2008-2010............. Curtis H. Campbell ’83

Peter L.C. George ’66

2006-2008............. Albert H. Michaels, Jr. ’51

Harvey S. Howe III ’77

2005-2006 ............ Susan Quarnguesser Amiot ’79

John M. Webster ’82

2004-2005 ............ Matthew W. Wyskiel III ’81

Elizabeth Dowling Costello ’83 Rachel Arnot Rockwell ’91 Brooke Kirby Buppert ’93 Jamison H. Hodges ’93 Reuel P. Belt ’96 Laurence M. Wilson ’97

2011-2012 Alumni Events Calvert Golf Classic Monday, October 10, 2011 Hayfields Country Club High School Alumni Event Sunday, December 4, 2011 Calvert School Black Box Theatre College Seniors Reunion Monday, December 19, 2011 Ryleigh’s Pub in Federal Hill General Alumni Board Meeting Thursday, February 2, 2012 Calvert School

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2 Reunion co-chairs Jenifer German Nugent ’86 and Justin Klein ’86, with Reunion host, Patty McCormick Klein ’86 3 Current and former faculty celebrate with the Class of 1986.

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5 Chris Rouse ’61 and Henney George Kennedy ’61 6 Deedle McKenrick ’61 and Albert Williams ’61 share a laugh

6 Alumni & Reunion Weekend May 18 & 19, 2012 Calvert School Class of 1997 15th Reunion Saturday, May 19, 2012 Class of 1987 25th Reunion Saturday, May 19, 2012

Alumni Regional Events will be scheduled throughout the year. To see if we’re coming to your city, or to learn more about our alumni events, visit www.calvertschoolmd.org and click on ‘Alumni Association.’

Class of 1962 50th Reunion Saturday, May 19, 2012 Class of 1952 60th Reunion Saturday, May 19, 2012

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BANNER SOCIETY DINNER 1 Chuck and Mary Kay Nabit 2 Janet Kelly, Ann Carter Stonesifer, and Bartie Riggs Cole ’52 3 Andy and Sana Naylor Brooks ’79 4 Jim and Jackie Stradtner 5 Annie Salisbury Staley ’83 and Franklin Staley with Dennis and Christy Peacock 6 Georganne and Dino Mallas with Heidi Kelly 7 Cindy Knipp, Beth Smith, and Melissa and Corky Crozier 8 Andy Martire ’83 and Dick Ober ’27

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PHONATHON 14 Annual Fund Chairs Horace & Lorrie Liang with Assistant Director of Development, Elisa Chelius 15 Parents, grandparents, and alumni working hard at the Phonathon 16 Hill Michaels ’51 and Harvey Clapp ’51 calling their classmates 17 Whit Foster ’70 and Yeardly Green ’97

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memory lane ~ Doing Time at Calvert: Black Chair and Bench Memories Mary-Lina Strauff Kosicki ’35 In Seventh Age, Jean Goldsmith and I thought Miss Denmeade and Mr. Huey were romantically inclined so we wrote a “love letter” to one, from the other. Of course we were apprehended and summarily chastised. We then had to apologize!

Mickey Webster ’49 In Eighth Age, our teacher was sick and was replaced by Miss Boone, who gave us a surprise history quiz. Unprepared, I kept opening my desk to check on answers in my history book, which lay open inside. Suddenly, I was aware of the presence of Miss Boone over my shoulder, who, in her unique brusque manner, informed me that I was “cheating” and sent me to see Mr. Brown. The combination of her looks and my visit to Mr. B. was enough to deter any further cheating at any time in any school thereafter. A great lesson!!!

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Dick Gatchell ’46 The bench! I kept it warm just being me.

Eleanor Constable Weller ’51 was the “mischief maker” of our class. One afternoon in Ninth Age, she and I were alone in the classroom, when Eleanor had the idea that we should play “Statue of Liberty” and stand on top of our desks. When Miss Boone came into the classroom I was in full form, but Eleanor was nowhere to be found. I still don’t know how she disappeared but I got sent to the bench!

Anne Luetkemeyer Stone ’53 Tommy Young ’53 sat behind me in 7-A and one day yanked at my hair. He wasn’t caught, but when I turned around to fuss at him, I was sent to the bench to wait for Mr. Brown. This was my first lesson in injustice!

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Holly Ballard Kreutter ’70 We lived in the country and my dad worked in town, starting at 8a.m., so he had to drop me off at school about an hour before school started. No teachers were around and so I would get bored. Being the horse lover that I was, I would turn the empty trashcans on their sides and create a horse jumping area. With me on my feet and my hands jumping the “jumps,” I would be laughing hysterically. I spent about half the year on the Bench.

Jamie Alban ’77 I remember getting caught saying bad words in the Boys Room by Mr. Snyder in Eighth Age. He made Andrew Sinwell ’77 and I eat a bar of soap! I was sick all night.

Andrew Sinwell ’77 Rudi Breitenecker ’77 brought in his dad’s rubber gloves from GBMC. I was playing with them, probably too loudly, and got sent to the bench. Mr. Kirk happened by and asked what I was doing with a rubber glove, and if I was planning to operate on someone. “You?” I said. Boom, I was sent to the principal’s office!

Patty McCormick Klein ’86 I remember my one and only time in the “black chair” very vividly. It was in the spring of 1980. I was a young Sixth Ager trying to impress the much older carpool of Ninth, Tenth, and Eleventh Agers (I believe we packed 8 children into carpool back then no car seats required with 3 across the front seat and 5 packed in the back). On our way down bumpy Hillside Road, we were debating which Mork and Mindy episode was the best one. I was thrilled to show off my very talented ability to do the “Na Nu Na Nu” handshake perfectly. Well, as we pulled onto Tuscany Road, two of the older Ninth Age boys dared me to do the “Na Nu Na Nu” handshake to Mr. Kirk that morning. I remember being so nervous, walking up those steep steps with my oversized backpack and two pony tails. I looked the very stern Mr. Kirk in the eyes as I did my best curtsey, put out my hand in perfect Mork fashion and said “Na Nu Na Nu, Mr. Kirk.” There was a long pause, and then Mr. Kirk instructed me to shake his hand properly and walk to the Black Chair. I spent the next 20 minutes pretending to tie my shoes over and over again in hopes that no one would think I was actually sent to the Black Chair! FALL 2011

John Webster ’82 With three daughters at Calvert now, it often comes up in conversation with parents of my girl’s classmates that I also attended Calvert. The infamous Class of ’82, of which I am a proud member, has turned out remarkably well despite an inauspicious start on Tuscany Road. Although, I have many memories of the bench and the Class of ’82, I will have to choose only one to share. This story is probably not too far from what would take place on the playground today; however the potential for future legal proceedings in the year 2011 would most likely be enough to outlaw the game altogether. I also suspect that the use and direction of the language associated with the incident may earn a student an involuntary day off if it were to occur today. There was a game that we played where one boy would grab the rope with a ball tied to the end of it (previously detached from a tetherball post) and swing it in a circular motion for the boys on the outside to jump over as it came around in their direction. I change my previous claim that this game COULD be outlawed. Playing a game of this nature on the blacktop with the likelihood of having your legs taken out, bones broken or skull cracked would ABSOLUTELY not fly in the 21st century! What made this incident so memorable was the deviance and malicious intent demonstrated by the perpetrator. The “ball swinger” (DR), decided that just swinging the ball in a circle didn’t supply enough excitement, so after a few rotations he decided to ‘Bring it Upstairs’ and drill one of his particularly hot-headed classmates (MH) in the side of the face sending him to the pavement. The hot head made an impressively athletic move and rolled out of the blow avoiding more serious skeletal damage although he was experiencing some obvious pain on the side of his face and a ringing ear. He got up and was ready to roll with the “ball swinger”. As the skirmish ensued, our 11th Age teacher, Jim Coady, approached to break things up and grabbed the hot-head by the arm from behind. When the hot-head felt someone grabbing him, he swung his elbow around with the intent to connect and simultaneously yelled, “get off me you %^#^”. The fact that this was directed at a teacher was enough to earn a trip to the black chair, however in the hot-head’s defense he had just been the victim of a malicious act and believed that he was directing his battle cry in the direction of a fellow student. I’m not sure how things turned out after the conference with Mr. Kirk, but I suspect that there was a poor explanation by the hot-head and the punishment was more severe than the misunderstood actions truly deserved.

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Getting to know

Eric Puchner ’82 Eric Puchner is the author of the novel, Model Home, and the short story collection, Music Through the Floor. A recipient of a Pushcart Prize, a Wallace Stegner Fellowship, and a National Endowment for the Arts grant, he is an assistant professor of literature at Claremont McKenna College. Eric lives in Los Angeles with his wife, novelist Katharine Noel, and their daughter.

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“I’d say that the most important thing for any aspiring writer, no matter how old they are, is to read, read, read.”

Who was your favorite teacher at Calvert School? I’m not sure if I could name a favorite, but the one I remember best is Mr. Patterson. He was my Tenth Age teacher. I was his pet, which caused me great consternation. What is it like to have a book published, first Music Through the Floor followed by Model Home? It’s thrilling, of course, and to hear from readers and critics who are moved by what you’ve written is immensely gratifying. You start to feel like a caveman after a while, maybe even a little deranged, so it’s wonderful to see the world respond to this very private labor you’ve been engaged in. But I think some non-writers think that publishing is the end all be all. The truth is, lots of mediocre books get published, and ninety-eight percent of what’s published disappears overnight. So, I just try to write the best book possible, and not worry too much about the other end of the tunnel. And unfortunately, getting published doesn’t make the next book any easier. Since you are also a writing teacher yourself, what advice would you impart to aspiring writers at Calvert School?

You’ve received several accolades for Model Home, including the California Book Award for Fiction – Silver Medal, being chosen by PBS’s Newshour as one of the three best unsung books of 2010, the New York Times Book Review’s “Editor’s Choice,” and being named a nominee for the coveted PEN/Faulkner award. Are you blown away by the response for your first novel? I’m very happy, of course. The book has had a nice postseason, but it’s easy to get caught up in these awards and reviews and let them interfere with your writing. In the end, that’s all that matters, and what people are going to remember you by. Can you tell me a little more about your writing process? It’s very exploratory. I think there’s a myth out there that writers need to know what’s going to happen on every page before they sit down to write. But for me it’s all about learning who the characters are and following the twists and turns of my imagination. If I knew everything in advance, there’d be no feeling of “inevitable surprise,” as Flannery O’Connor puts it. But of course, sometimes I don’t arrive somewhere until the tenth draft – most of the work is rewriting.

I’d say that the most important thing for any aspiring writer, no matter how old they are, is to read, read, read. You’d never find someone who knew nothing about architecture trying to design a building, and yet every semester I get students who consider themselves writers but don’t read much fiction. It’s a bit mystifying to me. I want to tell them to drop my class and spend the semester reading the collected works of Chekhov. And don’t be afraid to sound like yourself – there’s nothing duller and more lifeless than “literary” writing.

Will you divulge what you are currently working on?

What artist, book, or experience do you feel has had the greatest influence on your writing?

My daughter and I do a lot of reading together. Right now it’s Tin Tin, the comic books – she’s a bit obsessed with them (as I was at her age).

Anna Karenina, for me, is sort of the towering ideal. If I could write something with a tenth of its emotional truth and power, I’d be happy.

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I’m working on short stories again. I feel very comfortable with them. I know where all the furniture goes, or most of it anyway – though that doesn’t necessarily make them easier to write. What are you currently reading? Do you read to your daughter? I just finished Jennifer Egan’s The Keep. I’m a big fan of hers. And I’ve been reading Geoff Dyer’s criticism – he’s very good. And Charles Portis’s The Dog of the South, which is wonderfully weird and funny.

To learn more, visit www.ericpuchner.com.

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Ninth Age Boys Teacher, Skip Howe ’77, celebrates the first day of school with his students.

class notes former faculty............ Mrs. Betsy Cissel is now at a retirement community. She writes, “Everything in Maine is not “where” I know and they do things differently, and the food is different. I am now suffering from being 90 years old. I can’t remember who acted up in my class. All of you made my job a pleasure and I still miss you!” Mr. William Kirk would love to come and visit with everyone at Calvert School. However, he writes, “I am not

well or able to walk or talk well.” He remembers Calvert fondly, “Calvert is a wonderful school and will hopefully go on forever!” Mrs. Bardelle Offutt is spending more time in Florida, playing golf, and meeting southern people. Two years ago, she started the Family and Friends of Penn Mar Human Services (where her daughter lives and works). She explains, “We try to get parents to volunteer for the special events for the mentally challenged. It is hard work, but it has its rewards.” She also babysits frequently for her son’s (Perry Offutt ’84) children,

which she loves doing, and spends time at Broadkill Beach in Delaware. She ends with, “Somehow, in retirement the days just fly by.”

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things more slowly and volunteer and participate in village activities.”

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Notre Dame. “There are two or three Calvert School graduates also still learning! I am enjoying the company of many contemporaries of all different backgrounds.”

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Butsy Lovelace ’34 in his office

Clarence ‘Butsy’ Lovelace celebrated his 90th birthday by publishing his fourth book, From Out of Nowhere. It’s the story of the first two English governors of the early colony of New York, in the 17th Century. It is a fascinating period with fascinating characters. The second of these Cavaliers was from a distinguished family of Lovelace’s that died in 1763. “Calvert taught me to love writing. I got my first typewriter in Mr. Huey’s Eleventh Age class, now, of course, it’s an iMac.” He now plans to retire. Juliana Clark Watts writes, “I am happy to still be around in good health and sound mind!” She attends the Renaissance School for ages 55 and up which is located at the College of

Mary Lina Strauff Kosicki shares, “My dearly beloved husband died December 17, 2010, of Mesothelioma after suffering for more than 2 years. Now, I am putting my life back together painstakingly. I take courses at Osher at Towson University. I volunteer, teaching Taiwanese students the finer points of English, and I am going to get into other endeavors in an attempt to fill the void my deceased husband has left.”

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Mary Camilla Wallis has two daughters and two granddaughters.

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Terry Lacy is still translating and editing medical, legal, and scientific journals. She is hard at work on a legal dictionary of English/Latin to Icelandic, with two colleagues. “I have also churned out a draft of my autobiography, but still have to add photographs.”

week in the winter and five times a week in the summer. “I am on the Tax Assessment Board of Review here on the Island and I do Meals on Wheels weekly as well.”

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William Neill, III retired as Director of Physical Therapy at Kernan Hospital, in December 2007, after 55 years of service.

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Dorothy Klinefelter Earll shares, “With my blindness, knitting is something I can do and I make lap robes for the Anne Arundel Medical Center, making well over 100 so far! I also listen to books on tape, and depending on the season, I follow the Ravens, the Birds, and the University of Maryland teams on TV and radio.” Her four grandchildren (three out of college) also hold her interest. “Dinners out and an occasional trip by car help me to keep active.” Joan Folger Fey’s daughter, Jennifer Fey McWilliams, son-in-law, Roger McWilliams, granddaughter Sydney (6) and grandson Colin (4) live an hour freeway drive from her. “In early November, Jennifer, Sydney, and I are scheduled to cruise from Istanbul, through the Suez Canal to Cairo with stops en route.”

Frances Marburg Peck is glad to report that she is still living in the same house in Ruxton where she’s been for almost fifty years.

Eleanor and Ben Cadwalader ’34

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Barbara Hamilton Porter plays tennis, weather permitting, three times a

Joan Folger Fey ’41 enjoying Venice with her family

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Barbara Scarlett Allen writes, “I am still well and taking care of 12 stray and feral cats indoors. Three litters were born on my patio!”

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Frances Hurst Ballman enjoys playing tennis, participating in Bible study, spending time with her children and grandchildren, and travelling.

Gordon Stick, Jr. enjoys spending time chain sawing trees, doing construction, reading, loafing, and photography. Maria Cromwell Williams writes, “I am enjoying retirement with a few of the aches and pains. It is fun to meet new people but remembering a name is not so easy and kind of frustrating.” She loves doing Sudoku and crossword puzzles as well as needle point and jigsaw puzzles. She balances this with gym exercise several times a week.

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Thekla Fitzpatrick shares, “I am currently recovering from neuropathy that occurred after a back operation for a crushed nerve where my back was fused.”

Gery Wolfe Clark ’43, Jane Pumphrey Nes ’43, and Juliana Clark Watts ’34

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Sabra Toulson Jayne is active within her New Canaan community. She volunteers with the New Canaan Garden Club, the New Canaan Sewing Group, the New Canaan St. Mark’s Church Altar Guild, and the New Canaan Wavery Care Center. She is also involved with Barnard College Club of Fairfield County, New Canaan Staying Put, an organization that offers help to older people who want to stay in their own homes, and the Junior League of Stanford/Norwalk. Sabra enjoys spending time in Maine during the summertime.

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Ellen Bordley Gibbs writes, “Traveling is my primary love!” This past year she’s been in Indochina (Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia) and she is off to Berlin for eight days in September. “I’m supposed to go to India and Bangladesh after Christmas, but who knows what will be happening in the world by then!” Lavinia Lamont Rosenthal writes, “Nothing has changed--brutal winter --sicker, older, colder.”

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Louisa Cooper Dubin writes, “Life is good. I’m recovering from hip surgery done by an excellent young surgeon.” She has been walking pain free since the surgery and outpatient PT exercises have increased her range of motion. “Friends and out-of-town family have been great.” Driving permission comes soon and she is excited to return to tutor/mentoring at Gesu School in north Philadelphia. “Soon tennis and eventually squash – Hooray!” Albert Wilkerson, Jr. and Mickey Webster ’49 continue to sing at Baltimore area nursing homes. They have noticed that their voice pitch has reached both lower and higher octaves as age progresses. They are both skilled in their respective participations while singing the many lyrics at nursing homes around the Baltimore area. “We attribute our voice harmony as having started in the Eighth Age music class with Ms. Wright. She would be proud!” Mickey is a master vitelele artist while Wilkie is a master at bass and tenor voice as well as percussion skills. “Music is our passion, and we share these passions with many nursing home sites in the Baltimore area. Our skills have peaked with the Paint and Powder Club, which originated in the Baltimore area in 1898. Incidentally, we were not charter members. Keep singing and swinging!!” Wilkie also noted that he was a Cricket, “the best and most respected team over the duration of the school.”

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Susan Stinson Deering shares, “I got remarried!!”

Joan Allan Aleshire writes poems, helps run her local library (an all volunteer organization), and is a partner in an organic, green powered dairy farm. “As a writer, who teaches writing, I get paid for what I do for

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pleasure; work and play are seamlessly linked in my life.”

the local Westie Rescue group, finding homes for abandoned and puppy-mill Westies. Sallie Hurst Worthington shares, “My beloved husband of 52 years died on September 13, 2010. He leaves behind three children, two of whom went to Calvert, and seven grandchildren, five of whom went to Calvert.” Her last grandson, John Hurst Worthington, Jr., ’11, graduated from Calvert this past year and will go on to Gilman. “No more Worthington’s at Calvert sad to say!”

Elisabeth Dobbin Sherwood has been singing with the Annapolis Chorale for almost ten years. The Chorale has about eight performances a year, and they sing all types of music in several languages. “In 2011 we will be singing The Sound of Music in February, and then in March we will perform the Monteverdi Vespers.” She is also President of the Board of Live Arts Maryland, the “umbrella” organization.

Augusta Field ’50

Augusta Needles Field lives in Troy, NY, where she works at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She has two younger daughters and a granddaughter that live in Keene, NH, and her oldest daughter and two granddaughters live in Gaithersburg, MD. Augusta was also featured in a recent article that showcased her experience as a Peace Corps volunteer in 1988, where she celebrated her 50th birthday in Lesotho, South Africa.

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Pickett Randolph just celebrated 18 years as a docent at the National Gallery of Art Frank Gluck ’51 with his family on vacation in DC, designing and giving tours to children. “It is a wonderful Francis Gluck, Jr. reports that no experience and made even more so real danger has occurred since his last when a group of Calvert students come communication. He likes retirement from for a visit.” She is also involved with the practice of medicine.

Mimi Gordon Ward ’51

Amelia Gordon Ward passed away peacefully at her home in Ocean Pines, Maryland on June 23, 2011. She retired to Ocean Pines in 2002 and became involved in numerous organizations. Mimi served as an officer including a term as speaker chairman of the Women’s Club of Ocean Pines, a board member of the Mid-Atlantic Symphony, and founder of a long-running spiritual retirement group in The Parke section of the Pines. Mimi is survived by her sister, Sally Gordon Roberts ’54, her life partner James Young ’51, and cousins David Walker Barton, Frances Gorman King, and Sally Barton Willse.

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Mary Riggs Cole celebrated her 50th wedding anniversary with family. “We are taking everyone to Switzerland this summer.” Sallie Worthington ’50 with family at the 2011 Calvert School graduation

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Grafflin Cook has retired.

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Polly Babcock ’54 at gallery show

Bartie Cole ’52 celebrates her 50th wedding anniversary with family

W. Page Dame, III retired in June 2010 after seventeen years as independent school CFO and thirty years as a banker specializing in international trade and project finance. He lived in Asia for six years and has also enjoyed extensive overseas travel recruiting boarding students. “I have been in Vermont since 2002 and we get down to NY and Boston for some civilization as often as possible. A lot of time is spent at our cottage in North Hatley, Quebec.”

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birthday celebration. Classmates Sue Baker Powell ’53 and Lucy Howard ’53 were also there. “Nantucket continues to be a great place to live and I enjoy the grandchildren, gardening, golf, and my pets.”

Hobart Fowlkes is retired. He finds himself spending time flying, fishing, golfing, and doing yard work. He has six grandchildren, two of whom (two year old twins) hope to attend Calvert. Jeanne West Riggs had a great time at Anne Dobbin Bailliere’s ’53 70th

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Hill Michaels ’51, Jack Luetkemeyer ’53, E.B. Harris ’78, and Brian Jones

She has become a photographer and just finished a group show and has applied to a gallery in Half Moon Bay a bit south of San Francisco. “Life is just gorgeous. Here’s my web site: pollyrichardsbabcock.com.”

Jeanne West Riggs ’53 and her grandchildren in Nantucket

Anne Luetkemeyer Stone loves where she lives, loves her friends, and gets along beautifully with her children. “Life is good. I have developed a passion for art (painting, sculpture, glass, etc.) which is fairly new; life is always interesting!”

Henry Hopkins shares, “After three years of retirement, I have concluded that it has been a nice way to wind down from my thirty-six year career at T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. Plus, the institution “retirement” is especially rewarding when accompanied by grandparenthood. Thanks to our daughter, Missy ’89 and son-in-law Alden Smith, we have achieved the second status twice over, with the birth of Ellicott Amalie Smith (Ella) on December 3, 2008, and Alden Hopkins Smith on February 2, 2011. My wife Nancy is in her fourth year of retirement from teaching Kindergarten

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Pauline Babcock writes, “I’m still in San Francisco and I’m still just awed by the fact that I was able to fully retire, even though it has been 7 years!”

Corbin Marr ’55, Ned Murray ’33, and wife Cynthia Murray

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for over thirty-seven years, the last twenty-one at Calvert School. Nancy and I now share our time between our homes on Gibson Island, MD, and in Cornwall, VT, with frequent trips to Vershire, VT, where Alden is the Director of the Mountain School. Our son Holt is living in Edwards, CO, where he is currently a ski instructor.

Richard F. Ober, Jr., ’55 welcomed twin granddaughters, Aubrey Paige and Emma Grace Fechter-Leggett on May 14, 2011.

Richard Ober, Jr. recently welcomed twin granddaughters, born May 14, 2011: Aubrey Paige and Emma Grace Fechter Leggett. Richard Williams was recently elected President of the Harvard Business School Alumni Association of Boston covering 6,500 alumni in the greater Boston area. Rick is also getting his summer sailboat racing program Richard Williams ’55 started, based in Marblehead, MA, on his Farr 37, which was originally purchased from the Naval Academy. Feel free to visit www.CHARIAD.com to view some fun pictures.

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Martha Frick Symington Sanger is the author of three award winning books Henry Clay Frick: An Intimate Portrait (Abbeville Press 1998), The Henry Clay Frick Houses (Ponacelli Press

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In Memoriam

The following members of the Calvert community passed away between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011. We continue to remember them in our hearts. Mr. Nathaniel D. Arnot, Jr. ’56

Mr. Marvin Kurlander

Mrs. Carol L. Bauer

Mr. Roland Mitchell

Mr. Edward Blair ’30

Ms. Elizabeth Wagner Nahory ’82

Mrs. Elizabeth Pagon Blanchard ’32

Mrs. Caroline F. G. Ober ’33

Mr. Nelson L. Bond Jr.

Mrs. Jill H. Palkovitz

Mr. Bernard C. Boykin

Miss Priscilla Manning Porter ’30

Mrs. Virginia R. Brabeck

Mr. Warren Squire

Mrs. Caroline Lovelace Brown ’31

Mrs. Dorothy N. Swanson

Mr. Stephen C. Broy

Mr. Semmes G. Walsh, Sr.

Mrs. Ruth B. Chapin

Mrs. Amelia Gordon Ward ’51

Ms. Sondra Banfield Dailey

Mr. Charles West

Dr. William Fowles

Mr. Charles Witmer

Mrs. Julia Hanrahan Greenlee ’36

Mr. Henry M. Worthington

Mr. Dwight Hartman

Mr. Theodore J. Zottola, Sr.

Mr. Darrel Hoover

Stephen C. Broy, 1968-2011 Father, Husband, Teacher, Coach, Colleague, Friend. Stephen C. Broy served as a Middle School Physical Education & Health teacher from 2007 until his untimely death in January of 2011. During his time at Calvert, Steve coached football, basketball, lacrosse, and reinstated the wrestling program. Steve will always be missed and is survived by his wife, Laura, and daughters, Mira and Camryn.

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2001), and Helen Clay Frick: Bittersweet Heiress (University of Pittsburgh Press 2007). She is currently working on the Hambleton Family of Maryland. “I raced champion steeplechase horse Inkslinger here and abroad, compiled and directed the National Steeplechase Rules of Racing, and was one of the first lady stewards of the above and master of foxhounds for the Elkridge Harford Hounds.” G. Van Velsor Wolf, Jr. writes, “I continue to volunteer with the American Cancer Society, and am still active in and enjoying practicing environmental law. My son, Casey, SMU ’09 continues to work in Finance at Comerica Bank, Houston. Son, Chris, continues to pursue his degree in Journalism at the University of Missouri and will graduate in 2013. Daughter, Libby, just started her first semester at Loyola Marymount University and is majoring in dance.

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Albert Keidel, III has an 8 year old daughter, who is his greatest interest. “With the benefit of a generous foundation grant, I am writing a book on China’s economy during and after the global financial crisis.”

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Katherine Rouse retired from teaching in July 2010 and moved to the mountains of North Carolina. “Asheville is like a dream come true. There is a lot of hiking, I am taking all kinds of fun courses (e.g. clogging, quilting, Tai Chi, Yoga, line dancing, Middle East politics, etc.) and there is fabulous art and music all around.”

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William Dugdale, Jr. shares, “My wife, Elma, died December 2009, so when I’m not selling real estate, I’m helping my daughter with twin grandchildren, who stay at my house in Monkton on weekends.”

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Anne Love Hall and husband, Matt, are living in Santa Barbara, CA, and they enjoy it. “We would love to share this little piece of paradise with anyone coming out this Anne Love Hall ’60 way. We have two girls, one married last summer, and one about to be married in November, both living in Austin, Texas! I’m still doing college counseling, now in a small boarding school called Cate in Carpinteria. My e-mail is annelovehall@gmail.com, would love to hear from any of you.” Gordon Hart enjoys exercising, bicycling, and reading.

Gina and Delbert Adams with Ann Stewart ’57

Skip Dugdale ’57 with daughter and twin grandchildren on a hayride last fall

daughter, Laura ’93 and her husband, Hadi, have Lemya and another on the way in August. Being a grandparent is the best!!! During the summers I look forward to reading several good books and taking walks with several colleagues. Hope all is well with all of you from the class of ’59.”

Michele L’Archeveque Woods writes, “I have just completed another fantastic year as an Eighth Age girl’s teacher at Calvert. The children are amazing and the parents are a delight to get to know. Personally, I have been fortunate to have three, yes three, grandchildren this past year. My son, Hill and his wife Melissa, have twins- Matthew and Madeline- born on my husband, Alan’s birthday. My

Elizabeth McCleary Primrose-Smith moved to a renovated Spanish style house. She has spent almost an entire year renovating it! “I cruised to India and made another trip to South America, around the Magellan Straits to see glaciers, penguins, etc.” She is busy with various local activities knitting guild, book clubs, and babysitting her five grandchildren. She will be running a “Camp Grandma” for all five this summer when her German granddaughter is visiting. “Paring down all my accumulated possessions in this last move, I feel lighter and less encumbered. So many things no longer hold meaning for me!”

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at the Cesar Chavez Charter School in DC last year.” Lucy Michaels works full time as a physical therapist providing home care services, and assists with marketing for the company. She also volunteers and performs fund raising for private animal rescue businesses. Photography, swimming, and caring for and playing with her two 12 year old dachshunds are also all top priority! Bliss Gilmore Warner wishes that she could have made the 50th reunion in May and hopes that everyone is doing well and having a lot of fun.

Sue Houston, Crain Houston ’61, and Lula Kopper ’61

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Thomas Allen writes, “I had a very good time as a lawyer from 1975 to 2009. I am currently in the Villanova master’s program in history – the program is excellent. I’m 8/10 of the way toward a master’s degree. At the moment I’m teaching AP European History at a local private school, filling in for a teacher on sabbatical for a semester. I am happily married, and have two wonderful daughters ages 27 and 29. Marjorie Peterson Anderson writes, “I’ve started a “late life” career, designing bead woven jewelry. In the last year, I’ve also been making decorative glass beads to use as the focal point of my designs. My husband and I have been traveling as much as possible.

Brad Peabody ’61 and Jody Woods ’61

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The next trip is a cruise in the Western Mediterranean. And I’m still trying to improve my golf game, even with all the problems of being over 60! I wish that I could have made the reunion!” Grafton Hersperger continues to enjoy record collecting, films, swimming and running, Irish dance with his wife, reading current events and theology, photography, crosswords, cats, helping his friends, and practicing tranquility.

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Jack Harvey ’63 with daughters Gillian Harvey Humphrey ’91, Cassie ’96, Isabel, and Georgia, as well as son-in law Charles Humphrey and grandchildren Arlo and Tiffin.

Heningham George Kennedy shares, “my debt to Calvert for the high quality of education that I received as well as for the fine environment in which excellent educational goals were pursued is unlimited. Having a M.Ed. from Goucher as I do, and having raised three self-sustaining children, two sons and a daughter, in Washington, DC, I find that child development and education are still among my greatest interests. My married 26 year old daughter is currently in her first year of pursuing an MAT at the University of Chicago where she is dedicated to urban public education, having taught at a KIPP school in Anacostia for one year and

Jack Harvey shares, “since I left my litigation practice, I have been able to spend more time with my four daughters – Gillian ’91, Cassie ’96, Isabel, and Georgia. Gillian and her husband, Charles, have two young children, my grandson, Arlo and, granddaughter, Tiffin. The four of them live in Asheville, NC. Charles plays with a bluegrass band that is on tour with Steve Martin, who is both an actor and accomplished banjo player. The band recently played in the White House before the President and First Lady at a formal dinner. Cassie is returning to school after working for several years on “The Hill” in DC. She

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will enroll in August in a ten month program at Columbia’s School of Journalism. Isabel spent the 2010 fall semester in Rome as a Brown University art history major. She returned to Brown in January and completed, as a junior, her third year as the starting lacrosse goalie. Only Georgia, at fifteen, remains at home. She is at the Baltimore Lab School. I continue to play interclub paddle and regular tennis. Perhaps most challenging is remaining injury free. I seem to be spending an inordinate amount of time with ice bags and heating pads. Yet, the exercise is worth it. Finally, I have remained very active as a trustee with two local independent schools.”

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bilingual (English and Spanish), with many immigrants, plus a wide swath of Americans, from ex offenders to people living with HIV, etc. My two sons are in college and I have a Tunisian exchange student for the high school year.” Holly Ballard Kreutter ’70 and family Mark Wheeler and his wife, Lisa Hopkins Wheeler ’70 still live in New York. Their daughter is a senior at Lycee Francais. “I’m winding up my last biotech venture; it only took nine years for us to IPO. Lisa keeps life interesting with great food and friends. We don’t get back to Baltimore nearly enough, but as soon-to-be empty nesters, we just might.”

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Nancy Sullivan lives in an urban eco-village in Cincinnati with parrots, ducks, chickens, etc. She is involved with an urban CSA (community supported agriculture) project. “As a cradle Episcopalian, I still go to an Episcopal church, but this one is

of the Calvert program and cares about every student, family and teacher.” Walter Dandy ’63 is on the board as well.

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Margie Garland Whitman works at Calvert as the school nurse. “I Love it!” Her son, Robbie ’10 is currently a sophomore at Episcopal in Alexandria, VA. He was the only freshman to make the golf team in his first year. Son, Ben (19) is a sophomore at Denison, also playing golf for his school and loves it. Elizabeth (23) is traveling in South America, and then plans to get her Masters in Spanish at Middlebury College; she wants to be a teacher. “I look forward to our 50th: 2019! Where have the years gone?”

Laurie Duke ’68 and Elizabeth Davis, principal of Colorado Calvert Academy

Mark Wheeler ’65 and Lisa Hopkins Wheeler ’70 with daughter, Isabelle in Rochefort-en-Terre

Laurie Chambers Duke successfully completed her first year as the Board Chair of the Colorado Calvert Academy, a virtual K-8 charter school that uses the Calvert program. “It has been an interesting venture for me to learn about charter schools and virtual education. When I was asked to help start a school in Colorado using the Calvert program I readily accepted. Calvert gave me such a solid educational foundation that I felt it was important to give other children the same opportunity. Elizabeth Davis is a fabulous principal who appreciates the high standards

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Holly Ballard Kreutter is living in Singapore, working in a medical clinic. “I still love the tropics!”

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Tara Lumpkin is President of the non profit Perception International and

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Mason Lord ’71 and Llewellyn Lord ’37

Project Director of Izilwane, a media project that focuses on ecological anthropology (biodiversity conservation and human perceptions). For more information, visit: www.izilwane.org.

Tara Waters Lumpkin ’71 with partner Phillip Gibbs

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Charlotte Harvey spent most of last year travelling to celebrate her 50th birthday. She traveled to Argentina, Russia, China, Europe, and Sicily. “I tried to tango (a failure, still) and I saw the Hermitage and the Russian avant-garde collection at the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow as well as the House of Honey with honey from all over Russia. And, I had to visit the Imperial Gardens in Beijing and see the Great Wall through the ‘fog.’ I then made blackberry jam from the slopes of Mt. Aetna, which I was still savoring on the first day of Spring 2011! You can see my collages at drawingcenter.org in the viewing program keyword: Charlotte Harvey.”

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Wendy Chapin Albert, and her husband Tolly ’72, and daughters, Annie (19) and Eleanor (15) are well and enjoying life in Ruxton. “We live in my childhood home and are finding Circle Road and all that is nearby wonderful after living 15 years in Monkton. We spent two years renovating the house and are now focusing on the gardens and outbuildings always a project!” Tolly is CEO at Chapin Davis in Cross Keys. Annie is a sophomore at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, PA, and loves the varsity women’s golf team and the intercollegiate horse show team. Eleanor is a tenth grader at St. Paul’s School for Girls. Wendy is a Realtor with O’Conor and Mooney. “We have race horses, show horses, and several brood mares; horses are a passion! Our girls love to compete and Tolly enjoys training the thoroughbreds. I love gardening, photography, and riding when time allows! It’s great to frequently see Kingsley Moore Mooney ’73 and to be in touch with Beatrice Matkovic Mowry ’73, Iva Gillet ’73, and Priscilla Hoblitzell ’73.”

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Bill Atkins and wife, Lesley, have three boys, Will (13), Thomas (10), and Andrew (6). “We are looking forward to enjoying another summer in Sherwood Forest. I should say our boys are looking forward to it, because Lesley and I will be toiling away at our jobs. I was elected president of the Foundation of the Bar Association of DC this past year, but have purposely stayed out of other bar activities and positions. Our boys keep us too busy!” Geordie Finney III is very happy to report, “I am the Director of Retirement Services for Everence Trust Company. I started this position on January 1, 2011, after consulting for the organization for a couple of months. This is a national

accounts job so I find myself on the road quite a bit, but with the kids getting older, I have the ability to take on this responsibility. When I am at home, I can often be found on the squash courts at Franklin and Marshall College. It won’t be too long until my 16 year old daughter, Riely, is consistently beating her dad. Not too far behind is my 9 year old daughter, Whitney, who has a forehand that many older children can only dream about. My wife, Lesley, continues her good work at Elizabethtown College raising millions of dollars through her skills as a grant writer. I am very lucky to be surrounded by such a great family.” George Parker III has moved to Cupertino, CA where he is the Vice President of Human Resources for Molecular Devices, a designer and manufacturer of devices used in drug discovery and bioresearch.

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Cathy Cooper Woods is leaving her 14 year science teaching job at Bel Air Middle School and moving to West Palm Beach, FL. “My husband has been transferred with his firm and we’re off to the sunny south.”

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Kate Tubman Cameron’s daughters Coco ’18 and Kerry ’16 are Calvert girls, in Seventh Age and Ninth Age, respectively. “They are so happy there, and it’s great fun to see. Hope all my classmates are well!”

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Jeff Bunting lives in Nashville, TN, with his wife, Nancy, and three sons Maxwell, George, and Lucas. Adair Bonsal Stifel lives in Glyndon, MD, with her husband, Arnie, daughter, Esve, and dog, Atlas. “My primary hobby in Maryland is horse related, mostly fox hunting and steeplechase racing, but I also enjoy running, biking, playing tennis, and golf. I also lived in the west for 13 years and fortunately still spend two months out of the year there, primarily in WY, where I enjoy skiing, rock and ice climbing, and hiking. I work in private land conservation in both the East and West, and have enjoyed working with landowners to preserve important wildlife habitat and scenic open spaces.”

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David Clapp ’81 with wife, Allison, and children, Ella and Jackson

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Jack Buchanan continues to enjoy living in Jackson, WY. Jack is an accomplished mountain climber and is very skilled with a canoe and kayak. Catherine Thomas Burnett’s son Matthew (5), and daughter Eliza (3), keep her and husband, Jeff Burnett ’78 on their toes, “but we’re having a wonderful time.” Last fall she slowly started to get back into the museum world by curating an exhibition at Homewood Home at the Johns Hopkins University campus. Its title was “Cheers! The Culture of Drink in Early Maryland.” David Clapp lives in Baltimore County with his wife and children. David is Calvert School’s Assistant Head Master. Sandy Colhoun and his family live in NH where Sandy heads the development office for the New Hampton School.

Susie Quarngesser Amiot ’79 with her son, Jack ’20

Sackett Cook, Jr. and his wife Felicity (a.k.a. Flop), two daughters, and son are living in CT. Sackett works for a hedge fund and specializes in long or short U.S. and foreign financial stocks.

Mark Cooper is married to Leslie, and has three boys, Crossan (13), Cole (13), and Curtis (8). He is a family doctor in Scottsboro, AL, and has a farm of organic vegetables and grass fed cattle nearby. “Until last year I delivered babies, too, but gave this up after ten years of doing so. All three boys have done some of Calvert home instruction, and it’s been fun to stay connected this way. I miss seeing many Calvert faces in AL, so please get in touch if you are ever in the area (we live in range of Huntsville and Chattanooga). We will feed you well and show you some southern hospitality.” Liam Culman lives with his wife and daughter in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood above his wife’s art gallery, the Marianne Boesky Gallery. Liam is the managing partner of Bigelow Sands LLC, which is involved with the creation and management of an art investment fund. Elisabeth Dahl works as a freelance writer and editor, but is writing more of her own fiction and essays than before. Her son, Jackson ’13, is in Seventh Grade at Calvert. Joby Gardner and his wife and children live in Chicago. Joby is a faculty member of DePaul University’s Education Department.

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Doug Godine, Jr., his wife, and three children live in the Greenspring neighborhood of Baltimore County. Doug is a Managing Director of institutional equity sales for Baltimore based Signal Hill Capital Group. In his free time, Doug enjoys coaching his children in sports such as football and lacrosse.

Brent Powell and his wife, two daughters, and son live in Hopkinton, NH. Brent is head of the Upper School at the Derryfield School in Manchester. William Spencer is back living on the west coast in San Francisco.

Eric Harlan and his wife, son, and daughter live in Baltimore County. Eric is a lawyer with Shapiro, Sher, Guinot & Sandler in Baltimore. Eric is a partner in the firm’s litigation department. He concentrates in general litigation, including commercial, domestic, and personal injury matters.

Bruce Taylor and his wife, daughter, and son live in San Francisco. Bruce started Taylor Consulting after working as Vice President of Digital Media and Distribution at Spin Magazine. Bruce is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Blue Bear School of Music in San Francisco, CA, a non profit music school for aspiring musicians of all ages.

DB Hebb, III is a doctor at Kent Hospital in CT where he lives with his family. DB, Sandy Colhoun ’81, and Brent Powell ’81 enjoy getting together when their schedules allow it.

Rusty Ward, his wife and their children live in the house that he and brother, Pete ’81, grew up in, in Greenspring Valley. Rusty works for UBS as an investment advisor.

Andrew Meredith and his wife, Anne, are excited that their oldest son, Michael, is now attending Calvert!

Pete Ward, Jr., his wife Lea Craig ’80, and their two young boys live next door to Rusty. Pete works for Ward Bolland Associates with his dad.

Emily Wilson Murphy has two children, Waylon (2 ½), and Anna Jayne (4 ½). She is married to Harris Murphy and loves working as a broadcast designer in Chestertown, MD. Her clients include Discovery and National Geographic.

Clark Wight and his wife, two sons, and daughter are moving back to Australia to live in or near Perth, Clark’s wife’s hometown. Clark had a successful two years as head of the University School’s Middle School. Stocky Williams and his wife and children live in Washington, DC. Stocky works for HUD with a focus on green housing.

Mrs. Sewell with two generations of students: Julie Martin McAllister ’86 and her daughters, Anna ’18 and Catherine ’18; and Patty McCormick Klein ’86 with her daughter, Gracie ’18

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Matt Wyskiel III lives near Calvert with his family. His daughter and son are happy students in Calvert’s Lower School. About three years ago, he founded Skill Capital Management, which invests client assets in a low cost tax efficient

fashion using Vanguard index mutual funds. He’s enjoying being an entrepreneur, and feels very lucky for so many things in his life. In order to help children get a better education, he enjoys supporting and/or being involved with the following local non profit organizations: Children’s Scholarship Fund Baltimore, Samuel Ready Scholarships, K.I.P.P., B.E.S.T., Teach for America, Sisters Academy, and My Sisters Circle. “I am also a big fan of how the Baltimore Community Foundation and Greater Homewood Community Corporation are helping Baltimore. I encourage you to find a local non profit organization that would benefit from your support and involvement; you won’t regret it.”

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Tim Burdette is a current Calvert parent – with children in the Tenth Age and Eighth Age, respectively. Chip Linehan, a special partner at CA venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates (NEA), will spend the next three years back in school as a doctoral student in Harvard University’s Doctor of Education Leadership program (Ed.L.D.). The tuition free program involves two years of classroom work in Cambridge before a third year of residency with a partnering educational organization elsewhere in the United States.

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and her youngest, Charlotte, and Liz Voneiff Paternotte ’85 and her two children, Jack and Emma.”

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Tori Dukehart Eversmann ’82 and her family in the Turks and Caicos

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Calvert alums Crawford Hubbard ’82, Tim Hathaway ’82, John Webster ’82, and Chip Linehan ’82, with the foreman and the family whose house they helped to build for Habitat for Humanity in New Orleans.

Frank Martien is still living in Annapolis with his family and working as a Partner at First Annapolis Consulting. When he’s not Frank Martien ’82 traveling for work, Frank is serving as Treasurer of St. John’s Church in Glyndon, sailing, or (most recently) learning to kite board. Cathy Sharkey shares, “on the home front, Phoebe Lila was born on August 7, 2010, joining older brother Caleb Emmett, born January 7, 2007.” On the professional front, she was awarded a John Solomon Guggenheim Fellowship to pursue a book project on “Judicially Managed Federalism,” which she will do while on sabbatical leave from NYU School of Law.

Jon Meredith and family recently moved to Durham, NC. He will be the Middle School Director at Durham Academy. “It would be great to touch base with any Calvert alums in the area!”

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Beth Fenwick Garner writes, “All is well. It was great to reconnect with so many old friends at our reunion. I have changed careers and work in the development office at St. Paul’s School for Girls. It’s a great fit! I recently had play dates, my daughter Grace (15 months) with Juliana Keyser Harris ’85

Bryan Shultz ’86, Tie Mudge ’89, and Lauren Tucker ’90

Elliot Broadfoot spent four years after graduating college working in London. He moved back to New York and spent four years there before moving to Charlotte, NC. He and his wife love living in Charlotte with their three daughters, twins who are eight, and a six year old. “We live down the street from Katie Browne Beam ’87, who also went to Calvert.”

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Marjorie Fink Gunn currently stays at home with her two young children, while also managing a mom’s network

Rachel and Dennis O’Neill with Kevin and Julie Martin McAllister ’86 at the Calvert Golf Classic

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for Chester County (outside of Philadelphia) called Moxie Moms. She also owns her own online boutique Chesapeake Ribbons, which specializes in handmade ribbon belts and ribbon accessories for all ages. “My husband and I have been married for 11 years and plan on visiting my brother, Dan Fink ’93, in Germany for Oktoberfest where he resides at this time with his wife.”

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John Greene, wife Lexie, and children Allie (4) and Jay (3), welcomed Charlie Martin Greene to the world on May 12, 2011.

Patrick Coady ’89, wife Holly, and daughter Annie welcome Connor Francis to their family.

Danielle Brewster Oster and her husband, Laurence, are living in Baltimore and love life with their two boys Jon Daniel (4), and Rush (2).

Los Angeles in December and tried to see everything they could in 5 days – “we had a great time!”

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D.C. Chalmers tries to run every day. He has twin boys almost a year old, which keeps him very busy! Charlie Martin Greene was born on May 12, 2011

Randy Michels and his wife, Clare, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, William James Michels. James was born on April 4, 2011. “James is thriving, and Clare and I couldn’t be happier.”

Danielle Oster’s ’89 children Jon Daniel and Rush

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Ted Lord’s daughter, Rosie, is 3 years old and son, Charlie, is 5 months. He will complete training in pediatric anesthesia in 2012.

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Emily Hammond lives with her sister Susie Hammond ’00 near the beach in St. Petersburg, FL. “I enjoyed the alumni dinner hosted by Dr. Martire in Naples last February and got caught up on all the new things happening at Calvert. It was a fine evening.” Lucy and Susie took a quick “get away” to

David Rugh joined the Burlington, VT law firm of Stitzel, Page & Fletcher, P.C. in September 2010, where he focuses on municipal law, including real property, zoning and land use, financing, and environmental matters.

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Marshall Johnson writes, “I only allow low resolution photos to be taken of me from great distances as it allows the viewer’s mind to create a more favorable image of me. I live and vote in New York City. I enjoy writing about Marshall in a mixture of 1st and 3rd

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College in New York and Payton is about to complete his PhD, doing research to improve cochlear implants.

Marshall Johnson ’92 with his niece Sunny Knott ’18

person. In the past year I held a baby tiger, hugged an elephant, talked to John Waters about John Wayne Gacy, had a gun pointed at me, accomplished things I’m proud of, laughed at things I should be ashamed of, and travelled to Canada, twice. Should I be ashamed of Marshall going to Canada twice?”

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Genelle Wecker Balan married Matthew Balan on October 17, 2010, at the Elkridge Furnace Inn. She is still the executive pastry chef there and her new husband is the wedding salesman!

Genelle Wecker Balan ’94 with her husband Matthew Balan

Hunter McCord and Payton Lin ’94, who moved to California after Twelfth Age, recently reunited in Baltimore when Payton was in town for a conference. Hunter teaches at Hunter

Hunter McCord ’94 and Payton Lin ’94 reenacting bench time

Cara Shepley shares, “Exploring new countries and cultures is still my favorite thing to do! For my last semester of law school, I joined three other students traveling to China to work with law students there on a survey research project on microcredit in China. We spent time in Beijing, Datong, and Chengdu doing field interviews with a variety of microcredit entities and some borrowers. For my LAST spring break EVER, I went alone to Laos and Cambodia. I fell in love with Luang Prabang (Laos) and the temples at Angkor (Cambodia), both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. I’m planning my next trip after taking the Maryland Bar exam.”

recently for a weekend in Los Angeles with former Calvert classmate, and still close friend, Alex Thomas ’95. Katherine Pinkard Bowers married her husband, Chris, in June 2010. She is currently working at PNC in wealth management while pursuing her MBA at Johns Hopkins University. When not at work or with Chris, she can be found on the back of her horse, River. She is on the board of the Homewood Museum and the Young Professionals of the American Red Cross. “Calvert was a huge part of making me who I am today!”

Katherine Pinkard Bowers ’95

Blair Hagan is currently interning at Kennedy Krieger’s Outpatient Psychiatry unit, working with children and adolescents. She is also working with the University of Maryland’s Mental Health Program as a school counselor in one of Baltimore City’s public schools, Moravia Park Elementary and Middle. She graduated from the University of Baltimore with a Lauren ’97, Cara ’94, and Alex ’99 Shepley in Jamaica Masters in Counseling Psychology last Christmas this past July.

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Julia Bainbridge loves living in New York and the journalism world, although she was happy to leave it

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Kinsey Morrison Sale is happy to report that she was married on October 23, 2010, to William Sale, another

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for veterans. He was also busy this past spring training for his 4th marathon, which took place in Vancouver in May, and his second 1/2 iron man triathlon, which was in June.

Kinsey Morrison Sale ’96 with her wedding party. Calvert alumni included Katie Peck ’96, Sarah Scalia ’96, Carrie Schenning ’96, Kinsey’s sister, Annie ’01, and her brother, Blake ’93.

Baltimorean and Friends School ’07 graduate. Calvert alums made up a large portion of her wedding party. They were married at St. David’s Church and held the reception at Baltimore Country Club. “Will and I live in New York City where I am an Associate in JPMorgan’s Real Estate Asset Management group and Will is an Associate at SV Investment Partners, a private equity firm. I am also wrapping up my Masters of Science in Real Estate Finance at New York University.”

loved working alongside fellow Calvert alum, Skip Howe ’77! It is always exciting to recognize a book in reading or remember a passage in history from when I was at Calvert! I am getting married in July and have had a wonderful time planning ‘the big day.’ I am also looking forward to starting my master’s program in the fall!”

Bryan Trueschler is living in Germany with his wife and new baby girl. They live in Berlin and work for Young Life International.

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Charlie Brooks currently lives in Venice Beach and works for the Los Angeles Dodgers. “I’ve been doing a lot of surfing, and I just found out that my brother Kernan ’18 is a Hopper at Calvert!” Sarahsims Hagan lives and works in Boston, MA. She works as a Development Manager for United way of Massachusetts Bay & Merrimack Valley.

Annie Morrison ’01, Kinsey Morrison Sale ’96, and Sarah Scalia ’96

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Kait Gentry is in her third year of teaching at Calvert and loves it! “I have

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Peter Jackson is helping to develop and launch GiveCorps, a new online platform for the millennial generation to give and connect with local nonprofits and receive deals from local businesses in return. He is an active volunteer with Back On My Feet Baltimore, serving as Team Leader for the team affiliated with the Maryland Center for Veteran Education and Training (MCVET), a homeless shelter

Frances Ayers ’98, Jack Bryant ’97, Mac Williams ’98, and Chad Burdette ’96

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Ahsha Merson recently moved to San Francisco, CA to work at TPG Capital.

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Perkins deMuth, Jr. graduated from The Ohio State University in June 2011. Susie Hammond and sister, Lucy ’90 share a house near the beach in St. Petersburg, FL. Suzie is currently working at the Post Card Den on St. Pete Beach. “Hopefully, this fall, I will return to college for graduate studies.”

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Miranda Hall has just graduated summa cum laude from Georgetown University, where she double majored in Theater and Performance Studies and English, and minored in French. This fall she will join the Jesuit Volunteer

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Jay Brooks ’06 at Harvard in February, when we were playing in the U.S. Collegiate Squash National Tournament.”

Members of the Class of 2001 at their 10 year reunion from Calvert

Corps, and spend a year in Anchorage, AK, working at a hospice care center. She hopes, ultimately, to make her living as a playwright.

Evan Warnock is studying English and Studio Art at Hamilton College, and singing in an a cappella group called the Baffers. This past summer he worked as a caddie at a local golf course, and taught art at Gilman School. One of his most passionate interests is hiking, and he has led a wilderness course for incoming freshman at his college. Evan hopes to apply and be hired as a NOLS Wilderness Leader in the future.

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Jonathan Koch ’01 and Matt Chriss ’01

Matt Chriss ’01 (goalie-Brown) and Cliff Larkin ’01 (attack-Princeton) battle it out in a quadruple overtime.

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Neill Peck attends Denison University in Granville, OH. He recently pledged Phi Delta Theta and plays on the squash and club lacrosse teams. “I will probably major in communications. I saw

Bryson Greene is a graduate of McDonogh School and is attending Georgetown University. He was named Under Armour All American Bryson Greene ’07 for Lacrosse All Metro First Team by the Baltimore Sun and will play lacrosse at Georgetown University. David Holland earned the rank of Eagle Scout in November 2010. David was awarded his Eagle Scout medal on February 10, 2011. As David Holland ’07 part of the awards ceremony, David received numerous citations from local, state, and federal public officials (including notes from two U.S. Presidents). The Eagle Scout rank is the highest advancement rank in Scouting. Approximately, only 5% of all Boy Scouts ever attain the rank of Eagle.

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Emma Koramshahi ’08, Lizzie Banta ’08, Emily Rutherford ’08, and Kelsey Albert ’08 at Calvert’s High School Alumni Event.

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Stephen Kelly made the U.S. men’s national under-19 lacrosse team. Only 23 players were chosen from over 120 tryout candidates. The team will compete in the 2012 FIL U19 World Championships in Finland.

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Zoe Bilis ’09, Molly Danko ’09, Kyle Stewart ’09, and Kendall Reitz ’10 at Calvert’s High School Night.

Nigel Ravida is currently a student at Central York High School in York, PA. He plays many sports, including football and volleyball, and is involved in activities that his high school offers. Nigel shares, “Thanks to Facebook, I am able to keep in touch with the Calvert friends I left behind. Even though I left Calvert, I still managed to take away the same work habits I discovered there, which were working hard and going above and beyond the required work.”

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class of 2007

class of 2007 college choices

Class of 2006 College Choices

Reeve Barthleme University of Maryland

Meredith Good-Cohn University of Maryland

Bridgette Lucas Undecided

Amit Sharma Johns Hopkins University

Ilaria Caturegli University of Pennsylvania

Will Hanley Middlebury College

Nicky Smith Pratt Institute

Peter Devine Haverford College

Morgan Harchick University of Colorado at Boulder

Oleg Makarevich University of Maryland Baltimore County

Nate Foster Sewanee: The University of the South

Alec Hoblitzell Skidmore College

Ashley Geleta Franklin and Marshall College

David Holland Stevenson University

Justin George Duke University

Abby Hoskins University of Chicago

Sara Gillet University of Colorado at Boulder

Victoria Joosten University of Maryland

Clare Goggins Georgetown University

Mercer Knott Undecided

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Devon Malone Loyola University of New Orleans Octavia McNeill Delaware State University Ellen Meny Clemson University Nick Merwin Washington and Lee University Ellie Murphy Sewanee: The University of the South

Nancy Swindell James Madison University Olivia Tinati University of South Carolina Anna Windsor Georgetown University Linn Worthington Dickinson College Maddy Yost Undecided

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