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WHAT'S WHAT'S SO SO FUNNY FUNNY ABOUT ABOUT

MATT HOBBY '98

Mi semana en

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HOW AN INTERNATIONAL STUDIES TRIP CHANGED ONE GIRL'S LIFE FOREVER

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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

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AN INTRODUCTION TO STREET ART

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THESPIAN STATE COMPETITIONS

FACULTY PROFILES: SARAH WUDYKA Kindergarten Teacher

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ALUMNUS PROFILE: MATT HOBBY ‘98

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STUDENT PROFILE: DQ PERSON ‘17

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VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT: MATTERN AND SKIDMORE

athletics 18

TRACK & FIELD

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TENNIS: IAN JORDAN '22

support 11

alumni

SPRING GALA: A KNIGHT IN THE ROARING '20S

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CRUSADER CONNECTIONS

features

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MI SEMANA EN CUBA

book review 15

FLORIDA INDIANS AND THE INVASION OF EUROPE by Jerald T. Milanich

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CAMPUS SCENE: GRANDPARENTS & SPECIAL FRIENDS DAY

reflections 23

TOP 50 COUNTDOWN


Letter

CSFeatures a publication of Canterbury School of Florida FALL 2016

FROM THE EDITOR

CSFeatures is designed to give past, current and future Canterbury families and friends a snapshot of what our students, faculty, parent volunteers and alumni are doing on campus and beyond.

EDITOR & DESIGNER Heather Lambie CONTRIBUTORS

Each time our family returns home from a trip, I notice a change in the physical, emotional, and cognitive development of my children. When they were toddlers, their expressive language improved markedly after a vacation. Because we visited Trinidad often, my children learned to eat all kinds of non-kid-friendly foods, many of them sold from side-ofthe-road carts. I'm no neuroscientist, but it seems that by visiting new places, we push ourselves out of our comfort zones to grow and blossom, much like a rootbound plant that is repotted. At Canterbury, our students are fortunate to have several opportunities to travel nationally and internationally throughout the year, on school-guided trips. Many have traveled at a young age, and are more worldly than most young people. As someone who works at a school, I have another perspective on the effect of travel on children. During my 17-plus

Johnna Braddock

Mike McGourin

The Benefits of Cultural Exposure My husband and I love to travel. Our two children have held passports since they were infants. There are so many ways that children benefit from traveling, even beyond the obvious trips to museums and historic landmarks. Exploring unfamiliar places, discovering new foods, and experiencing different sights, sounds, smells, and cultures help stimulate growth—in both adults and children.

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years teaching and working at independent schools across Florida, I have seen how students come back from a long break invigorated, focused, and ready to learn. For some students there is a marked difference in their academic performance and social skills as well. The same is true for the faculty and staff! But by far, one of the biggest benefits of travel is that it connects us to the rest of the world. The sooner we can establish that feeling of connection in our children, the better. Not only are our students part of a diverse community here at Canterbury, but they are able to travel and experience cultures as far away as Monaco, Paris, and Honduras. As Mark Twain stated so famously, "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime." It is the hope that the experiences of travel will help shape our children via the school mission of creating “responsible stewards of our world.”

Jorge Alvarez

Heather Lambie

Coleman Mantell ('19)

Elise Schreiner

Molly Smith

Lachondeia Thomas ('20)

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Sarah Wudyka KINDERGARTEN TEACHER

BY HEATHER LAMBIE

AS SOMEONE WHO, AS A CHILD, DREAMED OF WORKING ON A WHALE WATCH BOAT, Kindergarten

teacher Sarah Wudyka has certainly found a home at Canterbury, where marine studies is a signature program. Wudyka joined the Canterbury family three years ago after moving here from Cape Cod, MA. “Getting this job is my biggest accomplishment to date. They’re going to have to force me to leave,” she says with a laugh, then adding, “I’m currently going to grad school so hopefully I will have a new biggest accomplishment when I finish. I’ll have a Masters in Reading when I’m done.” Being involved with little minds as they learn to read is a big part of why Wudyka prefers “the littles,” as she calls them. “I like that they love being here,” she says of her Kindergarten students. “They’re so enthusiastic every day. They’re sweet and kind, and I love how

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about halfway through Kindergarten everything starts clicking and they say wonderful things like, ‘OH! I can read this now! I love books!' because they developmentally change so much. They come in not even writing their name properly, and then leave reading books and long stories. I don’t think I’d ever teach anything else.” When Wudyka first moved to Florida, her first teaching job was at a public school in Tampa. She says it was the hardest “test” she ever took because of the difficulties of teaching students who lacked basic needs like food and homes. “When I got my job in Tampa, it was a very low income school and the teacher just quit in the middle of the school year,” she recalls. “They put me in there in the middle of the week. I cried every day for the first month. It was so difficult. The kids were struggling in life, living in hotels on Busch Boulevard. Half of them were homeless. I didn’t know

how to handle it. I didn’t expect it.” Unlike the teacher before her, Wudyka didn’t give up after her first year there, however. She stayed an additional year, hoping to make a difference. “I felt like I succeeded and helped them, but it was hard. I wanted to quit so many times. I had kids bringing drugs to school in first grade. I know teachers who quit that school and never taught again. But I stuck it out.” The life lesson she says she learned from her first teaching experience was, ironically, to stay positive. “I learned how to get through the hardest days. Also, that there are good parts of every day, even if it’s a difficult day. Even if the kids are fighting or bring drugs to school, there are those small moments of success, and I tried to focus on those.” Talk to Wudyka long enough, and she will mention her mother, the likely source of her “Pollyanna” attitude. Wudyka says of her mother, “She’s so kind


Sarah Says . . . WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT/ VALUABLE THING YOU LEARNED LAST WEEK? Last week I proved that I have a little more strength than I thought I did. A colleague at school was motivating me, and I did something that I thought “that’s never gonna happen.” I went rock climbing at Vertical Ventures. And I went high. Then "Laoshi" Jess, our Mandarin Chinese teacher, told me to do the next higher one up. She encouraged me to do it again and keep going through all the different levels.

and giving and patient, and if it wasn’t for her… she made me who I am, and to be a better teacher.” Her mother wanted to be a teacher, she says, but was steered away from the profession by her own father because he told her she’d never make any money. “[My mom] always thought I’d be good at teaching.” And now, even though she doesn't teach, Wudyka's mother does her part to help make Sarah’s classroom special. “She makes my curtains and things in here,” Sarah says. “And she loves it.”

A perfectionist, it is clear Wudyka does everything she can to give her students, and their parents, the best possible Canterbury experience. “I’m always scared the first day of school,” she admits. “Terrified, to be honest. I don’t like things when I don’t know what to expect. All these kids come in and I don’t know if they’re going to like me or if their parents are going to like me. My biggest fear is failure, or not doing my best,” she admits. ”I’m a do-it-the-best-way-possible kind of girl, so I want to give it my all.”

As you look around her room, you can feel that love emanating from both Wudyka’s and her mother’s small touches, in everything from the decor to Tucker the Turtle's spotlighted aquarium. Sharing a hint of her sense of humor, Wudyka says of the classroom pet, "I wanted to name it Rheba McEnturtle," says Wudkya, "but I didn't think the kids would get it. So they chose Tucker... because he tucks into his shell."

Her students would say she has nothing to worry about. On the day of this interview, the class was learning about Ireland and talking about the Blarney Stone. The legend is, if you kiss the Blarney Stone you will have the gift of the gab, which makes it easy to make friends. When this came up, Raina, one of Wudyka’s students raised her hand and said, “You don’t need to kiss the Blarney Stone, Miss Wudyka, because everyone already loves you!”

Raina F. drew a picture of Miss Wudyka climbing a rock wall.

WHAT DID YOU DO LAST WEEKEND? I went sailing. We sailed my friend’s boat from Davis Island in Tampa to St. Pete Yacht Club. There were so many dolphins, it was beautiful. From there they left for the SPYC Habana Race that goes to Cuba. IF YOU COULD GIVE ONE PIECE OF ADVICE TO PARENTS, WHAT WOULD IT BE? I believe how you talk to kids is how they view you, so I never raise my voice. I have some strong feelings about how parents talk to their children--I believe it really influences their life view. When you speak with kindness, you raise a kind child. WHAT’S YOUR BIGGEST REMAINING GOAL IN LIFE? In my spare time I try to write children’s books. So if I was to have one dream realized by the time I’m done with all this teaching, it would be to have written and published a children’s book. I would be pleased with myself. SPRING 2017 |

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Matt Hobby

CLASS OF 1998

BY JOHNNA BRADDOCK When Matt Hobby (‘98) was sent to sleepaway camp in North Carolina in fourth grade, he cried every morning as he wrote letters home. “I was alone at camp without a single friend there. For two weeks. I was terrified,” he said. After a week, his camp counselor--a New Zealand’er nicknamed “Pee Woka Woka”--said to Hobby, “Listen, I know you’re sad. That’s okay. It’s okay to miss your family. But you’re going to be here either way. So maybe just enjoy yourself and it’ll be over faster.” It wasn’t exactly poetic, but it jarred something loose for Hobby, and he ended up having fun the rest of the session and going back to that camp every year until he worked there in high school. “I do carry that with me,” he says. “We’re all going to be here anyways, so we might as well have a good time.” Such is the philosophy of Matt Hobby, Canterbury lifer, comedian, actor, and soon-to-be father. Hobby started Canterbury in first grade, with Mrs. Jan Herzik as his teacher. “We have the same birthday, April 6th,” he remembers, “so I immediately had a friend.” When Matt was in third grade and his sister Jenn (‘95) was in sixth, his mother Nancie Hobby, began teaching at Canterbury. Nancie has been a Lower School teacher, Middle School teacher, Middle School Principal, and now Lower School Principal. That kind of family involvement in his education shaped Matt’s experience for the better, from academics, to athletics, to theater. “I was involved in sports and theater

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from seventh grade onward,” he says. “I played basketball and baseball, and I did plays and musicals every year. I still do both! I play basketball on the weekends in LA, and I act in a live comedy show every month.” Comedy and acting have always been important to Hobby. When he was a junior at Canterbury, he defiantly refused to audition for You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, because he thought it was “too kiddy.” He huffed and puffed at then-Theater Director Bev Haulmark, because he wanted to be a “serious actor.” As an adult, he now sees the genius in Peanuts and those characters, “and I wish I had a chance to do it. But I’m not a singer anymore! I probably wasn’t in high school, either, but Canterbury is

small and I got to try back then.” His interest in performing comes from a place of community--a mainstay at Canterbury. “I think performing arts bring people together,” he says. “They help create a sense of community between individuals. At a basic level, we can all watch the same show on Netflix, talk about it at work the next day, and now we have that shared experience. And when you leave your living room, going to a play or to a concert, you’re creating even stronger bonds of community. We’re laughing together, crying together, giving ourselves permission to be vulnerable together. The more that people engage and participate with their community, the less we have to fear in others. There are many ways to engage


with community, but performing arts is where I chose to forge ahead. And wearing wigs is hilarious.” Hobby has certainly forged ahead, with or without wigs. After graduating from Florida State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Theater, he moved out to LA, joined a comedy troupe, and quickly gained several national commercials. With a lot of auditioning and effort, those commercials were followed by recurring roles in such shows as HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, the CW’s Heart of Dixie, and, most recently, FOX’s The Grinder with Rob Lowe and Fred Savage. Today, he is working on what he says is his greatest professional accomplishment to date, his own live comedy show in Los Angeles called “American Town Hall.”

in myself. My parents have been endlessly supportive of me and my sister, as we both pursued careers in entertainment. All I can do is try to reflect that love back on them and pass it on to my nieces, nephews, and my own children,” he says. If reflecting love on children is his goal, he’s got the best role model around.

“My mom is so wonderful! We call her “The Child Whisperer.” She has such an amazing dynamic with all the kids who come through Canterbury’s doors. They all instantly melt when they meet her. She’s like a second mom to them, and I feel so lucky to have had her as my first!” he says. As an adult, Hobby has enjoyed watching his mother continue to grow as a person. “As a kid, I saw my parents as this entity that cared for me and got me out of the nest. But since I’ve The show is a fake city council meeting been out of college, I’ve watched my for a real town in America. He has been mom get her Master’s Degree, become doing it for four years and he says, “it’s a principal of the school she loves so truly a great joy of my life.” He is curdearly, and really achieve the dreams rently pitching it as a television show, she had for herself. It’s been so exciting which involves a great deal of writing as to get to support her on her continued a part of that process. All of this, howjourney as well.” Nancie Hobby’s jourever, cannot overshadow the greatest ney as Lower School Principal will end this May, when she retires after 30 years. There are many ways to engage with

community, but performing arts is where I chose to forge ahead.

That same month, Matt Hobby will join his mother at her final Canterbury commencement as the Class of 2017’s commencement speaker. When asked what advice he would give to a current Canterbury student, he had this to say. “I don’t want to tip my hand too much as to what my speech will be at graduation, but I will say, that as a student at CSF, you can’t possibly wrap your head around how wonderful your education has been. You are so far ahead of so many of your peers because of the care and attention that the faculty at Canterbury provides. You are elite by your circumstance. It’s up to you to take advantage of that position as you move ahead, only once you leave will you realize you’ve been standing on the shoulders of giants the whole time.”

And wearing wigs is hilarious. personal accomplishment of his life so far--becoming a dad. As he starts a family of his own in California (his first child is due September 6), he admits that he does worry a little that his sister and parents are across the country. “It would be wonderful to have family nearby,” he says. “But the truth is, we have places to sleep, and maybe we’ll just fly Mrs. Hobby out here for a few months if we just can’t make it without her!” As he readies himself to become a parent, Hobby reflects on the fact that the best thing his own parents have given him is love. “They are so caring and generous, and have given me confidence

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WITH MATT HOBBY WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST FEAR? That somehow sharks will figure out how to walk on dry land and hunt humans. WHAT IS THE GREATEST THING ABOUT CSF? The people who comprise it. The caring faculty, the wonderful staff, the coaches and musical directors. And of course, MY MOM! WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST STRUGGLE RIGHT NOW? Hollywood, in general. It’s a completely ridiculous career. But it’s lively and engaging, and hopefully we get to make art that brings people together. WHO HAS BEEN THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE IN YOUR LIFE? I have been so fortunate to meet wonderful friends in my life, and family, so it’s hard to pick one person. But my grandmother, Decie Hackett, was a big influence on me. She was a tough-as-nails lady who made everyone laugh. She was fiercely opinionated, and fiercely loving. She ran her own upholstery business out of her home until she was in her 80s, and I think the spirit of independence that she showed really had an impact on my choices in life. WHAT'S THE MOST IMPORTANT/VALUABLE THING YOU LEARNED LAST WEEK? That you have to surround yourself with people you really trust. People who will be honest with you, even if that means disagreeing with you. “No legacy is so rich as honesty.” That’s a Shakespeare quote, which I definitely had to Google for this interview. I was writing, “Honesty is the best legacy,” which is close but not as good. At least I’m honest! WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST REMAINING GOAL IN LIFE? To stop the shark apocalypse if they ever figure out how to walk on dry land. SPRING 2017 |

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DQ Person

CLASS OF 2017

BY HEATHER LAMBIE During a time of historic back-to-back U.S. presidencies (Obama and Trump), the Canterbury community is following suit, with the leadership of its first-ever African American senior class president. Senior Da’Quan Person, who goes by DQ, came to Canterbury in his freshman year from Academy Prep, a rigorous private middle school in St. Petersburg for students qualifying for need-based scholarships. Academy Prep students attend school 11 hours a day, 6 days a week, 11 months a year, and academic classes are taught separately by gender. Their mission is to inspire and empower students to become future community leaders, and with DQ, their mission was accomplished. Some say leaders are made, not born, but take a moment to talk with DQ, and you might start to think he was destined to be a dignitary. He gives full credit for his current successes to his mother and stepfather for making him “the respectful young man” he is today. When DQ entered Academy Prep, he admits he wasn’t always that way. “Let’s just say, in middle school I was not how I am now,” he admits.

But the rigorous schedule and the influence of some key teachers put him back on track. “One of my middle school teachers, Mr. Culbreath from Academy Prep, he helped me a lot,” he says. “We were interested in the same things. He was a history teacher, and that was my favorite subject, and we did the same kinds of extracurriculars like Model United Nations.” In his four years at Canterbury, DQ’s extracurriculars have mainly been in positions of leadership. He has been on Student Council, then was Junior Class Vice President, and this year he is Senior Class President. Of the position, he says, “Here it’s not as much doing things for students. I’m representing my class’s interests. I’m the speaker of the class, the person who talks to [Upper School Principal] Dr. Smith or [Upper School Assistant Principal] Mrs. Smith and tells them what the class wants to do about certain issues or events.” As the person voted by his classmates

for the senior superlative “Most Likely to Be President,” DQ will be on his way to representing even larger interests as he enters Florida State University this fall to study political science. “Maybe I’ll go to law school after that,” he says, “but whether I’m a lawyer or go into politics, it will be my way to help people and represent their interests on a community, state, or national level.” Before that, however, he’ll have to get through Mr. Wyness’s class which, he jokes, is his biggest current struggle. “Actually, my greatest struggle right now is just trying to manage time; trying to prepare to leave for college while still having to do papers and work at school, along with home and family obligations... trying to juggle time and give everything the time it deserves.”

ABOVE: DQ addresses the class as President of the Senior Class. BELOW, L TO R: DQ on the 2016-17 Homecoming Court. DQ with best friends at Senior Investiture. DQ being crowned as the Crusader Knight along with Taylor Bump ('17) for the Crusader Knight and Lady.

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Family obligations are important to DQ who, when asked what his biggest accomplishment is to date, doesn’t mention his being the first African American Senior Class President in the school’s 48-year history. Instead, he says, “I don’t feel like I’ve accomplished anything too great yet. But if I had to say, I feel like my greatest accomplishment is setting a good example for my little brother (age 13) and sister (age 15).” He goes on to say that the greatest thing his parents ever gave him was simply, “love, honestly. A lot of kids take it for granted, but I’m sure there are many kids out there who don’t have strong parental units, and wish they did. We’re fortunate to have strong parental units backing us and pushing us to do great things.” Specifically about his mother he says, “She was strict when I was younger, but now that I’m older I get a little more freedom. I’m about to leave for college soon. If she hasn’t taught me right by now… she’s hardworking [and] caring. I feel like I’m lucky.” Because of parents, mentors, and teachers, DQ says he feels prepared for the next stage of his life, though

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admits he is, “not scared, but anxious about leaving home and going out on my own. I’m ready for the task. But anxious about not being able to come home and have laundry done and dinner ready. But it’s time to move on to the next chapter in my life.” Before he looks forward, however, he will live in the moment and celebrate all the things he loves about this school before he leaves. “Although sometimes I wish the school was bigger and had more students, I think it’s really good how close the class can become. Big public schools with 600-700 kids in your grade, you get with a clique and stay with it,” he says. “Here, everyone gets to know everyone. It teaches you how to be cordial with others. There’s people I wouldn’t hang out with outside school--it’s not that I don’t like anyone--but you have to speak and be cordial to those people, too. Be respectful of everyone. Everyone [at Canterbury] respects their space, and we get along better. Having such small classes helps that process.” He likens the importance of every student’s contribution to the class to his time on the athletic fields and courts.

DQ has played football and basketball for all four years of his high school career, and run track for the last two. However, it is football that he says is like no other sport. It’s a brotherhood. “To be successful at football every player needs to do his job, so it brings those 11 players really close. Blood, sweat, tears, it brings the whole team together.” At the end of his term, DQ will have certainly left his mark on Canterbury and the student body. Director of College Guidance and Curriculum Development Donnamarie Hehn sums it up: “DQ has taken this Presidency role seriously. He became the President at a time when the political climate was hot, in the middle of the Black Lives Matter movement. A lot of students--of all colors--were feeling disenfranchised, and he’s made them feel represented. There are a few sophomores who are worried about him graduating. They feel empowered because DQ broke through the wall. He has meant so much to everyone--boys and girls. He’s very astute and aware of political matters. He’s best friends with all kinds of kids. He sees the value in everyone.”

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WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT/VALUABLE THING YOU LEARNED LAST WEEK? Don’t wait til the last minute to do your Writing II paper. IF YOU COULD GIVE ONE PIECE OF ADVICE TO A FUTURE CSF STUDENT, WHAT WOULD IT BE? Just enjoy high school while you can. It flies by really fast. I’m about to graduate in a couple months and it feels like just last week I was walking in as a freshman. Enjoy it while you can. Try different things to learn where and what your passion is. SPRING 2017 |

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a page in the yearbook to share photos and messages to congratulate their graduate). Seeing all of the faces has been a gift for me; it makes my heart smile to do something I enjoy and to know I'm giving back to Canterbury. Plus, because of changes and upgrades in technology over the years, Canterbury has taught me a lot as I've helped with the Gala and photography, which I wasn't expecting. I still take photos for the Advancement Office.

WHY DID YOU START VOLUNTEERING AT CANTERBURY? I began taking pictures of the Hough activities for a calendar that we used to make. It was fun to catch the Hough student faces throughout the year. I appreciate these memories now that I'm finding photos for Emily's Senior Page. (Senior parents often purchase

WHAT IS YOUR ADVICE TO OUR YOUNG FAMILIES? I anticipated being a hands-off parent. But I can tell you, you are going to fall in love with this school, and you will be there more than you think. You won't be a helicopter parent, but you will find a way to be involved. I thought sending my children to Canterbury

would give me my "me time" back. I went to a private school, and I never saw the parents there. I didn't realize I would be growing and learning right alongside my children. I'm thankful that Canterbury takes the time to focus on character. This wasn't a part of my education growing up. You will get to know your child's teacher, and the staff. This is a family, a community. School is a safety net for raising and educating our children. The teachers are open, transparent, and available. Canterbury teachers make sure the students are taught in the way that matches their style of learning. They helped point us down the right avenues for my son, who had learning differences. He finished school strong, learned to be confident, and gained a lot of skills from Lucy Yeager!

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PARENTS TO CAROLINE ('15) AND HUNTER ('17) ELIZABETH, HOW DID YOU START VOLUNTEERING FOR CANTERBURY? I started as a room parent in Grade 2 or 3, but before that I remember helping Mimi Bridge in first grade. I volunteered at Gala getting sponsorships and auction items, then entering items into the system, loading the truck the night before the Gala, making baskets, and coordinating class projects. This is my fifth year teaching Spanish at Canterbury. We both really believe in the mission of the school. We both really love working with the kids. ELIZABETH, WHAT IS YOUR ADVICE--FROM THE PARENT OF A SENIOR--FOR OUR YOUNGER FAMILIES? I remember attending "Celebrate Our Seniors" Chapel when Caroline was in first grade and Hunter was in Kindergarten. (Each May, our senior class attends Hough Chapel to share their matriculation and receive "college advice" from the Lower School students). I remember thinking, if my kids turn out like these seniors, I'll be so grateful. And they have! Both of our girls are making their mark on the world. They are prepared for life, and have a great foundation. I'd tell them that this journey, it's not a perfect road, but stick with it. The old saying is true: days are long, but the years go quickly. Know that Canterbury is the best investment that you will ever make, and that the

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faculty are behind you the whole way as your children grow. I keep thinking of the quote, There are two lasting bequests we can give our children, one of these is roots, the other is wings. --Hodding Carter DAVID, TELL US WHY YOU VOLUNTEER FOR CANTERBURY, AND WHICH ROLE HAS BEEN YOUR FAVORITE? I first volunteered to coach middle school basketball eight years ago when the coach was needing an extra hand. Sometime you just need to be asked. I was glad to do it, since both my daughters played basketball. From there I moved to varsity basketball. I have volunteered on other projects with the school, but basketball is my favorite because I was able to work with and really get to know, not only my daughters, but their friends and classmates. I have always enjoyed working with youth. Hopefully, I make a positive impact on their lives.

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE A NEW PARENT STARTING OUT?

Get involved! Learn about the school and what the school can do for your kids. Your children see you and notice you getting involved as well, which is a huge positive.


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Our Knight in the Roaring '20s was the "bees knees" with amazing silent and live auction items, sign-up parties, and a paddle call for dual-campus maintenance that raised more than $42,500! To find out the final total amount raised for the school by this event, don't miss the Parents Association General Meeting on May 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the Carothers Library on the Knowlton Campus. To attend sign-up parties, email canterburygala@gmail.com for available events and dates. 1

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1. The Jarrells, Russicks, Richardsons, and Chins get in the speakeasy spirit. 2. Middle/Upper School Dad Percy Lo and Alum/Junior Dad and Gala Chair Mike Hanna get their Chaplin on. 3. Grade 4 moms Karlene Beauzile and Manda Woodward. 4. Kindergarten parents Anthony and Estelle Brock. 5. Middle School moms Tammy Ely and Lara Connors. 6. Dinner and live auction at the Mahaffey Theater. 7. Kindergarten Assistant Taryn Bergstrom gets a laugh at Upper School-teacher-cum-Marlon-Brando SeĂąor Carlos Gomez. All Gala photos may be viewed at canterburyflorida.smugmug.com. SPRING 2017 |

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CUBA BY HEATHER LAMBIE When asked why she wanted to take Canterbury’s International Studies trip to Cuba this Spring, junior Tori Lindenmeyer was brutally honest. “I wanted to go to Cuba because I wanted to check it out before it got commercialized and there’s a McDonalds on every corner with a Starbucks next to it,” she admits. “I wanted to see what it looks like right now. I thought I’d get to miss a couple days of school, travel, take some photos with my friends and post them on Instagram. I’m ashamed saying that, but it’s what I thought.” She did not, however, get what she expected. She got much more.

perspective as well. Donovan asked Upper School Assistant Principal Molly Smith to join the trip as a chaperone because she could act as an administrator to ease the minds of students and parents attending, and also because she is fluent in Spanish.

When Director of International Studies Gina Donovan decided to set up a student trip to Cuba, her motivations were multifaceted. Like Lindenmeyer, Donovan says, “The doors recently opened, and I wanted Canterbury to experience Cuba at a time when it’s still in its pure form, unchanged by any other influences. And we really got that.” Personally, Donovan’s descendants are Cuban, so she was very curious to see it from that

“In some ways it was what I expected,” says Smith, “but in other ways very different. It’s amazing to me that a country that is so close to Florida--to the U.S.--could be so different. There is such a shared history between the U.S. and Cuba.”

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Six students ranging from grades 5-11 went on the trip along with Donovan, Smith, and three parent chaperones. All had equally enlightening experiences.

The group was taken around Cuba by two guides, Oscar and Mimi, who were “adventure planners,” not official gov-

ernment tour guides, which meant they could speak freely about things, including how they ended up being “adventure planners.” They are not allowed to be called tour guides, because official tour guides can only speak of the city, the people, and the government in the most positive light. Oscar, it turns out, is a biochemist by trade. “He took a job as an adventure planner because he needed additional dollars for his family,” Lindenmeyer says. “Can you imagine this? He was researching cancer and only made $20 per month!” To make additional money (as a taxi driver he makes close to $70 per month) Oscar got a job as an official government tour guide. Soon, however, he had to quit because his friend wrote music that spoke out against the government. “They told Oscar that he couldn’t be friends with that person or they would fire him,” Lindenmeyer says.


“But Oscar said, ‘the government doesn't listen to my problems, my friend does,’ so he quit his job and asked his friends in journalism to let people know about the reason he got fired. Instead of letting the government fire him, he’s suing them, which is unheard of. And instead of leaving Cuba, he’s staying and fighting it and trying to change it because it’s his home.” Pride in country and a loyalty to home is a common theme for the Cuban people. “Despite it all, the people are happy,” Smith says. “People are very hardworking and proud. Even the people who aren’t happy with their government, they love their country and they’re proud of Cuba.”

It’s a partnership built for win-win situations between the parents and the school, as well as a community-builder that supports the Canterbury brand.

most people who only make $17-$20 a month, that kind of cost just isn’t worth it when you have to put food on the table for a family.” So most people just don’t use their phones unless it’s an emergency--a stark contrast to Americans, who seem to be addicted to them. “I’m graduating next year,” Lindenmeyer says, “and I won’t see those friends for a long time. Yet when I came back from Cuba, I went to Thespian State competition, and all my friends were on their phones, not talking to each other and enjoying each other’s presences. It’s not

Beyond seeing the historical sites, museums, beaches, and cigar factories, the things that made the biggest impact on the students weren’t things at all. It was the people, especially the Cuban high school students they met one afternoon in an intercambio. “Some of [the Cuban students] didn’t speak much English,” Lindenmeyer recalls. “I learned so much Spanish within that one week! The high school kids were so fun, such nice people. We just talked about our different cultures, what kind of slang they have, what they think of Americans.” When planning for the trip, Lindenmeyer says she imagined that all the people she met in Cuba would “basically want to be me, to live in America with such freedom. But then I see all these super

happy, amazing people who are in such horrible circumstance and are living without any luxuries. They’re living with even less than the basic needs and they’re happier than anyone I’ve ever seen before. I left that country wanting to be them, wanting to have that mentality about life. I have so much and then some, everything you could ask for and more, but I was never as happy as they were. That’s what I got out of the trip.” Keeping to their simple pleasures, the students spent the afternoon playing soccer together, just enjoying each other’s presence. No one’s neck was bent down looking at a cell phone. Mainly because WiFi and cell service is spotty at best, and expensive at worst. “You have to purchase these pre-paid cards to use the Internet,” Smith says. “It’s $1.50 for one hour of service.” For

their fault. That’s the way we grew up.” She gets teary, then speaks of how one friend in her grade regularly suggests going to the park with a soccer ball on a weekend when everyone is saying, “we’re bored, there’s nothing to do,” and no one will ever take the bait and go with him. “I will always say yes to him from now on,” she says. When Donovan and Smith met with the teacher from the school, they were surprised by the question she immediately asked them. “She wondered, since we recently had a change in government here, if Molly (Smith) and I were worried that upon our return we would have some negative consequences for us or our families because we brought students down to Cuba. Molly and I looked at each other and said, no we weren’t worried. It was eye opening that this was something continued on page 14 SPRING 2017 |

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continued from page 13 that crossed her mind--that she might obviously have to deal with.” Smith says that Cuba as a nation and a culture, is difficult to explain to someone who's never been there. “In some ways it’s like going back in time,” Smith says. “The highways are full of cars from the 1940s and 50s, that drive right alongside horses pulling carts and people on bikes. The crumbling infrastructure in the cities--beautiful buildings that haven’t been maintained--is visible, but not fixable. So many blended families live in these dwellings,” Smith learned from Oscar. “The government brags that no one is homeless in Cuba, but when you get married you are expected to live at home with your family. So they add a wall or create a loft and end up creating things that aren’t structurally sound. Oscar and his wife share a three bedroom house with two other couples.” The cars as well--while beautiful--are not safe either. “They put new brakes in that are made for a smaller, not-as-heavy car, and that causes accidents. There’s just a lot that happens that people do to get by,” Smith says. Just like transportation and dwellings, food acquisition requires workarounds.

“The families are rationed so many pounds of potatoes or sugar,” says Donovan. “Even personal hygiene items--even for women. It’s just less than enough, never what you really need.” As a result, the people are forced to take extra jobs to be able to live, but if they get caught, they are considered criminals. If they barter on the black market to get the things they want or need, the government comes down on them and may either ask for a bribe or take them to jail. Oscar shares that his pregnant wife just wants yogurt for breakfast, “so we’re combing all over Havana, but we can’t find it. She wants chicken breast with dinner. We can’t find it.” To illustrate the point, he takes the group to a supermarket. Everyone is astonished to see that there is only one brand of bottled water, one brand of soda--the government brand--that you can buy. Looking around, there were a couple bags of pasta, some cans of beans. Six of eight freezer cases were empty. What was left was frozen, pre-packaged meat that wasn’t top quality. And no beef. Oscar points to some boxes of cereal on a shelf. “This is new,” he says, “we hadn’t had cereal before.” All of this caused Lindenmeyer to have

BELOW, CLOCKWISE: An organic tobacco farmer hand rolls a cigar., a view of the city's buildings, vintage cars on the road alongside ox-drawn carts. RIGHT: The students make dinner with their guides at the home they stayed at in Vinales.

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an epiphany about her actual and metaphorical wealth. “I always knew you’re not supposed to be attached to material things,” she says, “but I’m still living in this world where I want the new iPhone the month it comes out, where the camera I have ‘isn’t good enough’ even though I don’t use it that much. I was living in the world where I always wanted the next best thing, and it was never good enough.” When Lindenmeyer got home from Cuba, she got straight to work, getting rid of everything she didn’t need in her room. “My 3DS, my TV, and so much more,” she says. She sold it all at a garage sale and plans to use the money to help people. “That’s my plan. Instead of just coming back and living how I used to--that’s the last thing I want. What I want to do now is try to give back and do something for others and stop living in a little bubble. I was only caring about Theater, getting my SATs done, working on my resumé, etcetera. Of course that’s important, but there’s so much more that I could be doing to help other people, and sometimes I just need to step out of myself to focus on people who have less than I do.” Every time Donovan takes students on a trip, they always have a last meal


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together before they head home, and she thanks everyone for attending. “This was the first time that the kids wanted to speak,” she says. “Tori (Lindenmeyer) said, ‘I’d like to say something.’ She started crying and talking about how Cuba had changed her. It was so sweet and spontaneous.” Smith agreed saying, “The biggest part is seeing our students connect with people. Despite differences in government or whatever, people are people. It wasn’t a Gucci trip. We weren’t staying in a posh resort or anything glamorous, but I think the kids realized none of that matters. Connecting with people is what matters. For us adults, too, in terms of the transformative effect of a vacation like that.”

THAT MIGHT SURPRISE YOU

ABOUT CUBA

1. Even private businesses still have to

give the government 90% of their profits.

2. "There are no advertisements or bill-

boards anywhere for products. It’s all political propaganda. Lots of Che Rivera and Fidel Castro. It was shocking to see a place devoid of advertisements." --Molly Smith

3. There are 1,500 homes in Viñales,

Cuba, and 1,000 of them rent rooms to tourists. The homeowners--entire families--sleep in closets or outside so they can rent their own bedrooms out to tourists.

“It was a life-changing trip,” Lindenmeyer says, “and I didn’t expect that. It has literally changed my life. That sounds dramatic, but it actually has. For the better.”

4. Even with a WiFi card (which costs

$1.50/hour), you can’t download anything larger than one megabyte.

5. Despite the gorgeous water all around

RIGHT: CSF students met Cuban high school students during an "intercambio." They played soccer, hung out, and talked about each other's countries.

the island, you will not see anyone on a boat.

BOO K RE V I EW BY MIKE MCGOURIN, LOWER SCHOOL ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL April is traditionally the month in which Canterbury’s fourth grade students reenact the settlement and conquest of Florida on Florida History Day, and take their overnight trip to St. Augustine. Ask any fourth grader at Canterbury, and they will tell you the rich history of our state; that it was here, on this very month, on our very own shores, 504 years ago that Juan Ponce de Leon and other explorers would change the culture of the land that many natives called home. In his book, Florida Indians and the Invasion from Europe, Jerald T. Milanich uses historical documents and

first hand accounts to paint a picture of the indigenous people of Florida, how they lived, and the aftermath of the European conquest of Florida. Milanich describes what we know of Florida’s pre-Columbian people as “limited and complicated.” The natives themselves did not keep written records, and much of what we know of these early people comes from Spanish and French explorers that documented specific contact or incidents, often negative ones, with the native Floridians. We do know, however, that Florida was home to a group of 350,000 natives belonging to many different ethnic groups. Through the use of maps and historical and archeological evidence, Milanich describes the culturally diverse tribes

and their way of life before European contact. The pre-Columbian history of Florida is fragile, as European dominance was swift and destructive. Much of the historical and archaeological evidence of this time is being lost to agricultural and commercial development. Milanich’s collection of accounts tries to preserve a bit of this time so that we can better understand the historical significance Florida played in the development of the United States. Florida Indians and the Invasion from Europe is not a light read, but with its drawings, maps, and first hand historical accounts, it is a complete picture of Florida’s vibrant history. SPRING 2017 |

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An Introduction to Street Art BY JOHNNA BRADDOCK, MIDDLE SCHOOL ART TEACHER My idea for this trip and unit in my class came from my own love of street art. I have really enjoyed the evolution of the medium. Graffiti was once illegal and largely associated with gangs. Still, some of the work was super intricate and beautiful. There is real skill behind some of it. It has evolved completely and you now have graffiti artists being asked to come create large murals on the sides of buildings in different communities.

I was hoping to show them that not all art is fine art, the kind you may think of when you think of art. Not everything is going to be a perfect portrait or landscape. I wanted to show them that there are other mediums out there. Some of these artists started by slapping spray paint on their skateboard. They've never had a fine art class in their lives, yet they still create something awesome that makes people happy.

The St. Pete murals bring a lot of business to the downtown area because people come to see the murals, and stay and shop or eat at the restaurants. I wanted to show the students living proof of art benefiting a community and the economy. The Huffington Post reported that St. Petersburg was one of the best destinations for street art in the world, so I wanted to share that with the students.

After the tour, we had a picnic lunch by the shore downtown. We brought stencils the kids made in class, and used spray chalk to create our own street art and leave behind our own (non-permanent) mark on St. Pete.

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BELOW: Students walk a ten block tour to learn about murals by artists such as Chad Mize and Derek Donnely.


Thespian Competitions Canterbury's performing artists compete each year at the district and state levels. Theater Director Tara Quellhorst directs and supports 50 Junior Thespians (Troupe 88860) and 40 Thespians (Troupe 4637). This year her troupes exceeded her expectations. "Never have I seen ratings like this," she said. Awards included: JUNIOR THESPIAN >> DISTRICT COMPETITION 3 Critic's Choice awards. These are the best of the best of the day.

THESPIAN >> DISTRICT COMPETITION 5 Superior Ratings | 7 Excellent Ratings | 1 Honorable Mention

These acts perform again at the end of the day for everyone.

17 Superior Ratings | 9 Excellent Ratings | 4 Honorable Mentions

THESPIAN >> STATE COMPETITION 1 Superior Rating | 4 Excellent Ratings

JUNIOR THESPIAN >> STATE COMPETITION Out of 12 events, every single student received either an Excellent or Superior rating. 7 Superior Ratings | 5 Excellent Ratings

Canterbury School of Florida proudly presents 

The  Theory of Music and Lyrics by Neil Bartram  Book by Brian Hill

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Canterbury family donates a long jump runway to get the team . . .

Back on Track

The new long jump runway is made of urethane and helps the athletes run on a level, bouncy surface, simulating competition conditions. The runway also facilitates a more accurate measurement of stride count, which was difficult when the students were running on grass.

Canterbury Track & Field coaches work with their student athletes in different capacities, but all are equally essential to the success of the team. Coach General Mickens trains for jumps, sprints, weight conditioning, and as a personal trainer. Coach Sarah Adams, who competed in Track & Field at the University of Florida, trains for sprints, field events and hurdles. Coach Lisa Valentine who is a marathon champion, trains the distance runners. Coach Chuck Olsen coaches the discus and shot put, and Coach Ken Johnson is an overall coach and the team's spirit leader. Johnson's legendary "Goooooooooo Canterbury!" can be heard from the stands at every track meet.

BELOW: Senior Iy'Rese Scott practices on the new long jump runway. Iy'Rese was the 2016 District Champion for the 100M and Long Jump. The new long jump pit has been essential to his progress. Read more about Iy'Rese in the Spring 2016 issue of CSFeatures: https:// issuu.com/canterburyfl/docs/csfeatures_spring_16/14

There’s a certain kind of discipline that comes out of this that is transferable and useful beyond the sport. You learn a lot about yourself and how to use your time, and the ability to be self reliant. That comes out of track and field. --Coach Ken Johnson

Gooooooooooooo

Canterbury!

RIGHT: Grade 8 student Meredith Adams is ranked #1 in the District for high school discus and #3 in the nation for middle school. FAR RIGHT: Senior Antionette Rountree masters the hurdles. Roundtree is ranked top 4 in the 100M and 200M in the district.

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<< Coach Ken Johnson never misses a meet or a Saturday practice.

This spring, track coach (and Canterbury parent) Sarah Adams helped design and direct the construction of a long jump pit and runway, along with her husband, Jack Adams, who is a contractor and owner of ARO Engineering and Adams Construction. It took several tractors and trucks to carry the 400 cubic feet of sand that was put into the long jump pit--that's 20 TONS of sand!


Varsity Tennis IAN

JORDAN

BY HEATHER LAMBIE Ian Jordan (‘22) joined Canterbury just last year, but in a short time, he has made a big impact on the tennis courts. CSF Tennis Coach Allen Liberato says, “Ian is the number one player for our high school varsity team. To be clear, he is an exceptional player for his age.” Ian is 13 years old. What makes him even more exceptional? He started playing just two and a half years ago. “I was in New Hampshire for the summer, and I took a tennis camp there,” Jordan says. “I thought it was really fun, so I started playing for fun. Then I start-

Austin, Texas, too, because I used to live there. He is one of the top coaches in the world. He coached Michael Chang, who was a top pro. I fly to Austin two to three times a year and meet with him. Every time I’ve come he says I’ve improved a lot.” As a seventh grade student, Jordan plays varsity matches against high school students, some of them four-star recruits who go on to play college tennis. “I don’t win too much against those guys,” he says, “but give me some time.” When asked why he thinks he’s been able to

Ian is the number one player for our high school varsity team. To be clear, he is an exceptional player for his age (13). --Coach Allen Liberato ed seriously playing and getting better and practicing more.” Shortly after that, his family attended Wimbledon, and the following year they attended the Miami Open during spring break. “It really encouraged me to see all the pros working so hard.” Now Jordan plays six days a week, with his father (a tennis player in high school) as his main coach. “My dad is my coach, so it’s a lot easier and less money,” he says. “I do have another coach in

rise in the ranks so quickly at Canterbury he says simply, “I practice, and I work hard.” Jordan is in all Honors classes in Grade 7. He also credits his Canterbury coach with his success. “Coach Allen is super nice,” he says. “He always tries to encourage us. Even when I’m down on myself he tells me to ‘Just keep fighting and you’ll do better.’” Coach Kiki Flynn works alongside Coach Allen too, and has helped Jordan go a combined 8-7 at the number one and two singles spots as a sixth and seventh and grader. “He also went 8-7 at first doubles during that time,” Coach Allen says. “His win-loss percentage at singles and doubles is the best of any player on the team at any position, and he has played the top two spots. Ian's game is very adaptable as he can play with the power hitters as well as with the finesse players.” Fans of the sport will be excited to watch him grow in the coming years. SPRING 2017 |

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Thank You! JOHNNA (WEBB) BRADDOCK ‘08 INTERIM ALUMNI RELATIONS COORDINATOR

It's hard to believe that my year as Interim Alumni Relations Coordinator has come to an end. I have enjoyed meeting and reconnecting with many of you. If you haven't met her through Facebook already (she's been reaching out!) this summer you will get to meet Anne Ford, who will take the role of full time Alumni & Advancement Associate. Anne has many great, new ideas and experience working with alumni at FGCU. I am looking forward to seeing her in action next school year! I will still be on campus teaching Art and Design Technology, so if you are ever on campus please stop by and visit!

Upcoming ALUMNI EVENTS

APRIL 7 Brainstorming & Brews Happy Hour 4:30-7:30 p.m. at Thirsty First, downtown St. Pete APRIL 8 Canterbury Cup APRIL 20-22 The Theory of Relativity Theater production with alumni performers!

MAY 2 TEACHER APPRECIATION DAY! Look for promos on Facebook! MAY 13 Alumni vs. Class of 2017 Softball Game Mark your calendars and come on home. See how much we’ve grown! 20 | SPRING 2017

Crusader SAM FAUCETTE ’14 Sam Faucett and girlfriend Courtney Edward were engaged in May 2016 and will be married May 20, 2018. Sam and Courtney attended the Spring Gala (where Sam played a Keystone Cop during the live auction. And he will be back on the Canterbury stage in our Spring theater production, The Theory of Relativity (see ad pg. 17).

MEGAN AUTHEMENT ‘13 Megan graduated early in December from University of North Carolina Magna Cum Laude. She is working as a photographer and enjoying Asheville, NC.

MATT AUTHEMENT ’08 Matt will be graduating from the University of Florida College of Medicine on May 20. He matched with his first choice for a pediatric residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

CARY RAHALL -- MEMBER OF THE 1ST-EVER SECOND GRADE CLASS AT CANTERBURY Cary Rahall, a member of our very first Grade 2 class came for a tour of the Knowlton campus with Director of Development Pam Walker and Director of Marketing & Brand Communication Heather Lambie. It was her first time seeing this campus.


Connections

ALUMNI NEWS AND NOTES

HALEY HALL ’07 Haley Hall married Joseph Grimaldi this February in St Augustine, Florida. The couple, who are expecting a baby boy in July, are pictured with Haley's parents, Head of School Mac Hall and wife Marsha.

50TH ANNIVERSARY PLANNING MEETING & 1980s REUNION Class members from the 1980s gathered for a reunion in March. More than 44 alumni participated in events throughout the weekend. Alumni and alumni faculty in attendance included: 1980 Daine (O'Brien) Juve, John Stanley 1981 Kathy Ferguson, Scott Leonard, Lynne Walder, Mark West 1982 Christina Babcock, Don Copeland, Susie (Kaufhold) Copeland, Kathy (Parker) Crain and her mother, Sharon Israel and her parents, Peter O'Brien (formerly a part

of '82), Cynthia Penwell (attended, but did not graduate from Canterbury), Marie Tomassi 1983 Amanda Kitto, David McNaughton, Sherie (Seidenstein) McNaughton, Jonathan (Karim) Serrie, Mariebth Wright 1984 Joe Casler, Kristin (Kaufhold) Georgevich, Tracey Leonard 1989 Lucy Yeager ALUMNI FACULTY Bob Bradshaw, Carolyn Horton, Tina (Maddocks) Johnson, Karen Matthews, Pam (Sage) Morse

EMILY KENT ‘16 Congrats to Emily, who made the Dean’s List in her first semester at the University of Alabama!

GREG MIKURAK '06 & ALEX GOMEZ '15 Greg and Alex stop by the Advancement Office to look through some yearbooks and relive some laughs.

Also in March, Lucy Yeager ('89) called together a group of Canterbury alumni and alumni faculty to pull record some Canterbury history for a book she is writing for our 50th anniversary in the 2018-19 school year. FIRST GRADE TEACHER SARAH LONQUIST AND CAREY RAHALL REMINISCE.

ART TEACHER JOHNNA (WEBB) BRADDOCK WITH THE ART TEACHER AFTER WHOM SHE WAS NAMED, JOHNNA (ROBERTS) PATTERSON. SPRING 2017 |

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Grandparents & Special Friends Day

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50

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Anniversary Countdown

Countdown to date: FALL 2016 30 Pep Rallies 31 Lower School Teacher Skits SUMMER 2016 32 Lower School Book Fair 33 Upper School Treats

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In each issue of CSFeatures leading up to our anniversary, we are counting down the TOP 50 traditions, events, classes, and people at Canterbury.

EXTRA CURRICULAR SUPPORT When both students and faculty/staff participate in external athletic events, they always support each other at the finish line. From left, Donnamarie Hehn, Kai Tomalin (19), Nia Tomalin (22), Ian Jordan (22) and Mac Hall all ran the Healthy St. Pete Fit City Celebration 5K.

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SPRING 2016 34 Knight Day FALL 2015 35 Powder Puff Football Game

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES TRIPS Who doesn't love the chance to break out their passport, all in the name of education?

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SUMMER 2015 36 Alumni Traditions 37 Senior Dinner 38 Summer Camps & Programs

Be part of CSF’s

SPRING 2015 39 Dress Down Days 40 3rd Grade Invention Convention 41 “Thank you” Song at Chapel WINTER 2015 42 Miniterm 43 Gala Sign-Up Parties 44 Senior/5th Grade Buddies FALL 2014 45 Cross-curricular Learning 46 Harvesting/Planting Marsh Grass 47 Overnight Class Trips 48 Honor Books at Flag 49 College Guidance Parent Coffees 50 Pink-shirt Thursdays

50th Anniversary Planning Committee! Please email the appropriate committee chair (right) or contact Anniversary Coordinators Donnamarie Hehn

MEDIA/PROMOTIONS Heather Lambie hlambie@canterburyflorida.org photos/videos/press releases/social media

at dhehn@canterburyflorido.org or Mimi Bridge at mbridge@canterburyflorida.org

rite favo nt to a e wa Hav you ? own n itio untd o c trad the t bie a rg it to m b u er Lam .o s

orida Heath Email anterburyfl ie@c hlamb

ALUMNI OUTREACH Jan Herzik, Molly Smith msmith@canterburyflorida.org EVENT PLANNING SPONSORSHIPS/SOLICITATIONS Events will begin August, 2018 Pam Walker | pwalker@canterburyflorida.org ARCHIVES Lucy Yeager | lyeager@canterburyflorida.org SPRING 2017 |

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Upcoming Events FOR TIMES, LOCATIONS AND MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ANY OF THESE EVENTS, PLEASE CHECK YOUR BLOOMZ MOBILE APP

APRIL 8 Canterbury Cup All-Release Fishing Tournament Details and registration at canterburyflorida.org/canterburycup APRIL 20-22 Theory of Relativity: Spring Theater Production Order tickets through boxoffice@canterburyflorida.org

APRIL 24-28

Hough Campus Book Fair

MAY 2

Teacher Appreciation Day! Make a gift to the Annual Fund on behalf of your favorite teacher at canterburyflorida.org/donate

MAY 9 MAY 13

Parents Association General Meeting, 6:30 p.m. in the Carothers Library Alumni vs. Class of 2017 Softball Game. Contact alumni@canterburyflorida.org for details, or visit the Alumni Facebook page.

Commencement @ First Baptist Church of St. Petersburg

MAY 27

More than 100

Themed Summer Camps for ages 4 –17 • Marine Studies • Robotics • Athletics • Art and Music • Coding & App Design And tons more!

Camps start June 5 and run through July 28

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