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takes a swing at the AJGA
Costume designs from alumna Emma Rubini ‘13
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TEE IT UP FOR TRANSPORTATION GOLF TOURNAMENT
BOOK REVIEW | The Gift of an Ordinary Day: A Mother’s Memoir
FACULTY PROFILE: BRECK MOOREFIELD Lower School Art Teacher
ALUMNA PROFILE: EMMA RUBINI ‘13
STUDENT PROFILE: JENTRY SMITH ‘17
POEM FROM A LOWER SCHOOL TEACHER
GOLF Dalton Shettle
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Steel Magnolias stole my heart. Again. Steel Magnolias has always been one of my favorite movies. I quote it frequently with my friends, and watch it every time it is on television. The stellar performances by some of Hollywood’s most talented Oscar winners--from Sally Field to Julia Roberts to Shirley MacClaine--means that when I think of M’Lynn, Shelby and Ouiser, I can only think of those faces and those voices delivering those lines. So I was worried about watching this play. I wondered if it would measure up to the legends of the original, fully ready to concede that it wouldn’t. It was only a high school production, after all. Surely watching this play would be just like when you read a great book and create vivid characters your head, and when the book is finally made into a movie, the cast is never quite right and can’t measure up to the masterpiece in your mind. However, as the first scene opened, the stage lights came up, and Truvy spilled out her first lines in perfect Southern drawl, I was instantly charmed. The spot-on 1980s costumes, the salon stage design--the wigs! I was in. Katherine Dubina (‘16)--with so many lines!--was the sweet, but nosey Truvy to a tee. As
Annelle bowed her head, wrung her hands in nervous energy, and spoke in that whispery voice, I was convinced she was Daryl Hannah, not Katie Hanna (‘16). Tori Lindenmeyer (‘18) as Miss Clairee nailed Olympia Dukakis and her comedic timing. Every actress on that stage was cast to perfection (kudos to Theater Director Tara Quellhorst!) and until the first intermission, I honestly forgot I was in the Dollinger Theater. I forgot these were students, some of whom just learned how to drive. There was willing suspension of disbelief, not only on stage, but in the fact that I wasn’t actually watching a Broadway production. You may be thinking this review is pure lip service, but I assure you it is not. With so many talented students to focus on in this issue, from alumna Emma Rubini’s costume design to Jentry Smith’s writing talent to Dalton Shettle’s golf prowess, there was plenty to tout. But weeks later I am still thinking about the performances of the six women on that stage, and how much they moved and affected me. They were true professionals who took me out of Florida and into Louisiana for just one night. I can now say that Steel Magnolias is not only one of my all-time favorite movies, it is also now one of my favorite plays on the Dollinger stage.
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faculty P R OF I L E Breck Moorefield LOWER SCHOOL ART TEACHER
BY HEATHER LAMBIE Walk into the newly-designed Lower School art room, and it is apparent that change is afoot. That is because former Middle School Art teacher Breck Moorefield made the move to the Lower School over the summer when veteran art teacher Mary Stenov retired, and began “changin’ it up!” as she says with her signature, southern pep. Moorefield, who has a bachelor’s degree in Studio Art (studying one semester in Italy), a master’s degree in Art Education and a second master’s in Art Therapy--all from Florida State University--has a vision for the future of fine arts at Canterbury. “I want to see how the best in the nation do things, and I want to do it better,” she says. “I know we’re known for marine studies at Canterbury. That’s one of the reasons we brought our children here! But I want us to also be known in the community for our arts program. I’m on a mission.” Moorefield’s mission starts with the mindset that art makes academic connections happen. On the day of the photo shoot for this article, Moorefield illustrates (no pun intended) those academic connections. “Kindergarten is studying ancient Egypt,” she says, “and they’re learning about tombs and mummies. But to organize all those things on an egyptian landscape, and talk about the texture of the sand, and painting a sunset, and drawing pyramids to scale all helps to make sense of what they’re learning. Yes, art is essential for developing fine motor skills and connecting sensory with visual and auditory, but from an art therapy perspective, having something on paper also helps makes sense of what’s going on in [a student’s] inner world.” When it comes to art therapy, Moorefield knows of what she speaks. Prior to
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moving to Florida, she worked as an art therapist at three different hospitals in Nashville, one children’s and two adult. She ran therapy groups for children battling cancer, teens dealing with depression, and adults with Alzheimer’s disease. On this day, however, she moves about the classroom, guiding tiny hands to wet watercolor brushes and explaining the difference between horizontal and vertical lines, and how the sun’s horizon is a horizontal line. The children smile and create, unaware that they are digesting history, geography, science, math, and art as they blend colors for the perfect sunset shades. Just as important to Moorefield as the academic connections, is the way art--at least the way she teaches it--encourages children to try everything at least once. “Some local schools have station-based art classes where students can choose at which stations they’d like to work,” she says, “but children should not be focused on just one thing like that. They need to be exposed to what they don’t like to know what they do like. The smell of wax to make a batik painting, the texture of paint on your hands and making handprints--especially for PK3--is very important for sensory development. Also,” she continues, “from art therapy perspective, it’s an opportunity to spot early sensory issues with students.” When she paints their hands to make handprints, for example, “some have a [visceral response]; they either like it or
want it washed off immediately. We see sensory red flags like that in the art room first, and can make the teacher and parents aware. Then we can work with the child to build up a tolerance to it slowly, which can help in middle and high school arts.” That tolerance is important to Moorefield because she believes in creativity in mixed mediums. “I want my students to leave here and go out and build things that are out of the box. So if they’re exposed to everything, and mixing all kinds of crazy things together in the art room, if they go out to build things in the future, no matter what it is--if they become a computer engineer--I want them to be out-of-the-box thinkers,” she says. “Nothing should be off limits when you’re building things. Plus, it’s enjoyable. It helps facilitate hobbies. And joy.” Moorefield admits she first gained this sense of joy associated with creative thinking and building from her father; who she says has been the biggest creative influence in her life. “We have been building stuff together since I was little,” she remembers. “There was never a stumbling block as far as a homemade costume. No idea was too big to accomplish, ever. He would spend hours with me sewing and gluing and making whatever I needed for a project. He taught me how to use tools and to be empowered by making things myself. He was always willing to try something new, and with a positive attitude.” In the classroom, Moorefield shares that attitude and empowerment with her students. “I love giving those third and
fourth grade girls the little drills, and letting them drill cans. They push it so gently, and it’s so heavy for them at first, and I tell them to lean in and you can see the power on their face when they finally get it through. I tell them, ‘Don’t you wait around to have someone fix things at your house for you. Hang your own pictures, do your own plumbing!’” Parents may have noticed this year that Moorefield has been practicing what she preaches and hanging her own pictures--student artwork--all around the Lower School. “IF THERE WERE MORE
PLACES TO PUT ART, I’D JAM IT IN,” SHE SAYS. “I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT FOR PARENTS TO SEE [WHAT THEIR KIDS ARE CREATING] BECAUSE IT’S VISUAL EVIDENCE OF EDUCATIONAL GROWTH. EVERYTHING ELSE THEY LEARN IS ALL HIDDEN UP IN THEIR HEAD, BUT THIS IS VISIBLE. IT’S ONE THING TO SAY, ‘WE STUDIED ELEPHANTS,’ BUT TO PAINT THEM AND DRAW THEM AND HAVE A FINISHED PRODUCT WITH EVIDENCE OF THAT LEARNING IS HUGE.” Evidence of learning is now everywhere on the Hough Campus thanks to Moorefield, and it is clear both she and the students are benefitting from it. “Nobody walks out of this classroom exhausted or bummed,” she says. “Everybody walks out happy and pumped about what they made, which is so exciting. When I was little I wanted to be an artist or an art teacher. I’m really living the dream. There’s no better job on earth for me. This is as good as it gets.”
What’s new in the
Some of the things Moorefield emphasizes with Lower School students: l UNITING THE WHOLE SCHOOL WITH A COMMON THEME, AND CELEBRATING IT TOGETHER. “We just studied India for PK-4th grade, and 1st grade drew magnolias for display in the Dollinger Theater for the Upper School production of Steel Magnolias. l WE FOCUS ON STAYING CURIOUS, MAKING CONNECTIONS, HAVING COURAGE AND SPARKING NEW IDEAS AS A GROUP. We incorporate our five senses as often as possible, and explore cause and effect lessons. l I HAVE A “TINKER SPACE” CORNER IN MY CLASSROOM THAT EMPHASIZES ENGINEERING AND PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS. Students visit this area when they are finished with their main project. l I’M BUILDING LESSONS AROUND ARTWORK FROM OUR LOCAL GALLERIES AND MUSEUMS IN ST. PETE l Personal responsibility, integrity and HONORING ART MADE BY OTHERS. l THE CRUSADER GALLERY is a rotating exhibit that is on display in the Parish Hall every other month. We visit the gallery as a class, practicing our “museum manners” and also encourage the students to visit with their parents.
ABOVE: Breck gets giddy when talking about her new space.
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Emma Rubini Class of 2013
BY MEGAN DOBIESZ For most of us, Halloween is a time of year to dress up as our favorite book or movie characters and spend one night being someone else. But for Emma Rubini, talented thespian from the Class of 2013, dress-up is a year-round activity, a life’s passion and a profession. Rubini started at Canterbury in 2009 as a freshman, the same year she began attending costume play or “cosplay” conventions. From inspiration at those conventions, she elevated her costume designs from a hobby to a full-blown art form. Rubini creates costumes that look and feel as if they’ve jumped right off the page of a comic book or movie screen as well as imaginative original pieces like “Jedi Queen Elsa” (from Frozen) and “Steam Punk Tinker Bell.” Rubini’s talent for creating incredible costumes was evident during her time at Canterbury. Her costumes for the Middle School production of Alice in Wonderland are the most re-pinned and “liked” links on Canterbury’s Theater board on Pinterest. Her former art teacher Mrs. Rosario said, “Her ability to see the whole picture in creating art and having fun with it always impressed me. That she has been featured in many periodicals about cosplays doesn’t surprise me; I knew that her creativity and imagination would go far. I am proud of her.” Rubini is currently attending the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, working toward a BFA in Illustration.
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HOW DID YOUR CANTERBURY EDUCATION HELP YOU GET TO WHERE YOU ARE TODAY? I like to think that I got a fairly extensive vocabulary out of the deal. WHAT CANTERBURY FACULTY MEMBER MADE THE BIGGEST IMPACT ON YOUR LIFE? Definitely Mrs. Rosario! During my junior and senior years, I basically used her art room as my own personal playground, for which I will be forever grateful. YOU WERE RECENTLY FEATURED IN THE TAMPA BAY TIMES FOR YOUR COSPLAY WORK. TELL US MORE ABOUT THAT. Cosplay was mostly an unusual hobby in high school. It wasn’t until I graduated that I started making sets of armor and giant robots. Even [at Canterbury], though, it influenced my art more than a little, and I managed to cajole a few of my friends into joining me.
Steampunk Tinkerbell. Disney Resort.
WHAT INSPIRES YOU WHEN YOU ARE WORKING ON YOUR PIECES? I have what is probably considered an unholy amount of art books from my favorite movies and video games. Whenever I’m in a creative slump, I like to look through them for a little boost. WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON RIGHT NOW? Since I’m in school, I’m basically drowning in homework. I’m working on a few comic and editorial assignments, and I’m taking a costume design class this semester, so I still get to stretch those creative muscles! I’m also working on my school’s annual haunted house, which will involve set building and makeup design. My next planned cosplay project is from the game League of Legends, and I’ll be wearing it to a con with a group of friends in February; and I’m starting to draw up some designs for an original take on the comic book character Tank Girl, another upcoming costume. I’m staying pretty busy!
Daenerys. DragonCon 2015.
Toothiana. Tampa Bay Comic Con 2015.
Little Sister. DragonCon 2015. Atlanta.
Gaige. Metrocon 2015. Tampa.
All costumes imagined and created by Emma Rubini, ‘13.
Emma says... WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS?
Probably still undecided about what I want to be when I grow up. WHAT IS YOUR FONDEST MEMORY FROM HIGH SCHOOL?
Co-directing/designing/wreaking havoc upon the middle school production of Alice in Wonderland my senior year. It was such a unique experience! WHO IS YOUR BIGGEST INFLUENCE?
For a long time, my favorite artist has been Dave McKean, and he’s probably the one who inspired me to be an artist in the first place.
Big Sister. Metroon 2014 in Tampa. Tiny Tina. Fanboy Expo 2015 in Tampa.
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST FEAR?
On a purely superficial level, I’m deathly scared of heights! WHAT DID YOU DO OVER YOUR SUMMER BREAK THIS YEAR?
This summer I made seven costumes, but perhaps most importantly I studied abroad in London! It was an illustration program and definitely one of the best experiences of my life; it saw the fruition of several childhood dreams. I now get to say I’ve seen a show at Shakespeare’s Globe! I also somehow managed to get out of it without embarrassing myself by attempting to show off my horrendous British accent. I really want to go back, and am considering looking into getting an internship there next summer. Costumes for the 2013 Canterbury production of Alice in Wonderland were designed and made by Rubini. The Chesire Cat costume and makeup (below) is the the most re-pinned item on Canterbury’s Pinterest page.
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GOLF BY HEATHER LAMBIE
DALTON SHETTLE HAS BEEN PLAYING BASEBALL SINCE AGE THREE. YOU READ THAT RIGHT--BASEBALL, NOT GOLF. “I played travel ball as a kid, and have played shortstop and pitcher for Canterbury since freshman year,” says Shettle, now a junior.
Golf only came into his life around age 10; when the middle school he was attending at the time was short on players, the coach asked if any fifth graders had any experience. “We live on a golf course so I just kind of hit balls on the range if I was bored, so as far as they were concerned that was enough ‘experience’ to put me on the team.” It wasn’t until eighth grade, however, when he was at the peak of his baseball competitiveness, that golf moved to the forefront for Shettle. “Baseball definitely helped make me strong from swinging the bat all those years,” he said. “And the hand-eye coordination--those skills only helped me in golf.”
Dalton Shettle Class of2017
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This past summer Shettle toured the southeast playing with the AJGA (American Junior Golf Association) at multiple courses and tournaments (see STATS, next page). “The AJGA is the biggest junior golf association in the world, pretty much,” Shettle says. “Every single person who currently plays on the PGA has played on the AJGA. Jordan Spieth won the Rolex Junior player of the year there, which is the biggest accomplishment as a junior player.” The summer tour from June through August included: l ASHLAND, KY, BELLEFONTE COUNTRY CLUB. “That was my first AJGA, the biggest.” l AUGUSTA, GA, JONES CREEK GOLF CLUB. “Missed the qualifier by 1 shot, so that was a tough one. I really liked the course, but I didn’t play as well as I would’ve liked to. l ABILENE, TX, ABILENE COUNTRY CLUB. “I played in the qualifier and shot 74, which was really good--it’s a tough course!” Then he played a tournament but shot two 77s and missed the cut for
SHETTLE PICTURED CENTER.
the 3rd tournament day. “I just had a few tough holes. My game was good enough at the time to do really well there, but there were a few crummy holes and mentally I got frustrated. I need to learn to do that and keep playing… that mindset is what eventually helped me win the FJT at the Country Club at Naples.” l DALLAS, TX, FOUR SEASONS TPC LAS COLINAS. “They have the course for the AT&T Byron Nelson for the PGA. Twenty colleges were there.” l MYRTLE BEACH, SC, BAREFOOT RESORT & GOLF, NORMAN COURSE. “This was during my birthday in August, and this was my best one. I qualified for this one. Shot a 74.”
Probably [University of] Florida too, I guess. Everyone always goes to college for at least a year. Spieth went to the University of Texas for two years, played well in college tournaments, and then qualified and got sponsors exemptions to go pro.”
Since his summer of golf, Shettle played in the FJT (Florida Junior Tournament) in Naples in September; right before heading into the District tournament for Canterbury, where he claimed Runner-Up out of 45 players with an even par of 72.
No matter what, it will always be a part of his life. “In golf, there’s always more room for improvement. And golf courses are completely different from one anoth-
He also played in the Connecticut AJGA tournament in October. That one will be his last one for the year because “you can only play 5 AJGAs a year,” he says. “I shot an 83/80. It doesn’t sound good considering the score itself, but it’s a very tough course. It was the hilliest course I’d ever seen--nothing like a Florida course. I got there a day early for my practice round and there were probably only two or three other kids who had never played a course like that--because most kids from the Northeast grow up playing courses like that--in the cold too, it was like 45 degrees. The elevation changes made it hard to concentrate where to hit it, but the greens were the really tricky part. You’d read the putts expecting it to go one way but it would go another way. My grandpa told me it always breaks away from the mountain, from the high point. Now for the future I can use that thought and make more putts. The speed is the thing that made them extremely tough.” Shettle hopes to play in college, and then professionally. “I’m looking at Auburn, Baylor, USF, Samford and a few others.
STATS l 2015 DISTRICT RUNNER-UP out of 45
players score of 72, even par. l 2015 REGIONALS 4TH OUT OF 45
PLAYERS, score of 83 l Is on the AJGA JUNIOR SCHOLASTIC
HONOR ROLL which is for students with a 3.5 or higher GPA plus Top 10 in an AJGA tournament this year.
SHETTLE’S GOLF TIPS l I think about [bad scores] a different
way. Now, after I make a bad score in a hole, I don’t panic and try to make the strokes back as quick as possible. GOLF’S NOT REALLY A GAME OF SPEED, IT’S JUST PATIENCE. YOU HAVE 18 HOLES. l Always think about the easy holes coming up that you know you can birdie. “If I was playing this by myself, could I birdie it?”--focus on those holes. l You need to use the senses to make a putt. Every putt on the course has some sort of break to it. You have to read into
er--you get to see pretty scenery, so it’s more peaceful. All baseball fields look the same, you know? It’s an individual sport so you don’t need anyone to play with, you can always play. And you can play when you’re older--there’s a ton of benefits.” it to know what it’s going to do. I’M TAKING PHYSICS THIS YEAR--IT KIND OF ACTUALLY HELPS TO CONSIDER THAT STUFF. l When it’s mental vs. physical, mental is always more important. When it comes to physical, driving vs. putting, short game is a much bigger deal. MOST PEOPLE THINK DRIVING [DISTANCE] IS IMPORTANT, BUT THINK ABOUT EACH STROKE IN TERMS OF TAPPING THE BALL. THAT’S WHY PUTTING IS THE KEY THING TO IMPROVING IN THE SPORT THE QUICKEST. That’s what has helped me most in recent months. l My dad says, “YOU CAN’T LET GOLF DETERMINE HOW YOU TREAT PEOPLE.” Don’t let it depress you, though that can be easy to do. If you shoot a good round you’ll be happy, and you shoot a bad round you’ll be sad. Think about shooting better scores the next day rather than trying to feel sorry for yourself about what could’ve happened. It’s impossible to control everything--there are so many variables. FALL 2015 |
27teams of 4 10 major sponsors 21 hole sponsors 24/27 teams used
Dalton Shettle as a substitute driver for their team’s tee off (see why on pg. 8)
for the school’s Transportation Initiative As stated in the school’s Vision for the Decade strategic plan, the school’s first bus will be purchased during the second semester, 2016. TOURNAMENT CO-CHAIRS MANDY CARLSON AND SHANNON MAHAFFEY
VOLUNTEERS TARA FLEMING AND ANN GOLDENBERG.
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ALUMNI COORDINATOR MEGAN DOBIESZ AND ADVANCEMENT ASOCIATE GINA STEPHENS.
VOLUNTEERS RYANN FLODD AND KATIE HALE.
FROM LEFT: JOSH WILLETT, SUSAN MCMULLEN, JOHN WALKER, DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT, PAM WALKER.
GOLF COACH HOBBY AND DALTON SHETTLE (‘17) HELP TEAMS. LEFT: HUNTER CHANCE (‘17) AND BRADLEY JOHNSON (‘19) HELP TIME THE FASTEST HOLE.
BOARD MEMBER LUCAS FLEMING WITH JAMES FLYNN.
BOARD MEMBER DIA NICHOLS ESTIMATES HIS PUTT.
ST. PETE FIRESTONE GRAND PRIX SPONSORS. FROM LEFT: KIM GREEN, JIM TARIO, GILES DOWDEN, STEPHEN TIMMS.
THE WINNING TEAM: BAY AREA BUILDING SOLUTIONS
EVEN “THE QUEEN MUM” MADE AN APPEARANCE ON THE COURSE!
PARENT PLAYER COLETTE LERAT EYES HER PUTT. FALL 2015 |
student P RO F I L E
BY JENTRY SMITH
Jentry Smith, Class of 2017 BY HEATHER LAMBIE
Each summer the Poynter Institute, one of the nation’s top journalism schools, hosts a High School Journalism Program. Founded with the Institute in 1975, the goal of this program is to give young people (grades 8-11) the opportunity to learn about writing and the values and craft of journalism with some of the best faculty and local journalists in the area. Jentry Smith (2017) had always been interested in photography. “My dad is a photographer,” she says, “so I got involved in photojournalism first. I didn’t think I could do anything with writing, but then I got into Writing I with Mr. DeGregory and he read my work and said, ‘You know, this is really good. There are a bunch of programs we could talk about getting you into.” That’s when Poynter came up; I applied and I got in.” Smith was chosen as one of only 24 students from the state of Florida for this past summer’s prestigious Poynter program. Workshop topics and speakers this summer included: l Lane DeGregory (Tampa
Bay Times feature writer, and wife of Canterbury’s Music and Writing I teacher Dan DeGregory) l Ben Montgomery (Tampa Bay Times feature writer and Pulitzer Prize finalist for reporting) l Roy Peter Clark (author of five books, and a writing teacher for more than 30 years) l Reporters from Channel 10 News
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l a day of photography
Students learned strategies for more powerful storytelling, skills for making their writing crisper and cleaner, as well as how to use digital tools to tell stories in new ways. At the end of the week, they shared a piece that they wrote based on several topics provided. Smith’s piece, which addressed “something you tried at and failed” was about trying to change her self image, not being able to, but still working at it. (See story, right.) “I was so excited to be a part of this program,” Smith says. “I’m in both Photojournalism and Yearbook at Canterbury, and I’ve already been able to apply some of the things I learned this summer in class. I definitely want to go into journalism in college and professionally,” she says. “I would really like to write feature pieces.” What struck Smith most about the program was, “I never realized how connected a group of people can be. Seeing so many people that share the same talent, and how alike you are as people. Most of us had a muse-something that pushed us to write.” Smith credits writing as a way to express herself about the struggles she has experienced thus far in life. “Because I don’t have so much self confidence--it’s a reason I love to write. It’s amazing to have [feedback from this program to] build your confidence in that way. Now more doors are opening.”
I remember each glance. I remember each critique, as if I were a critic criticizing a piece. But this wasn’t just any piece, it was me. I was a filled up canvas, trying to convey a message that I just couldn’t get across. Standing in front of a mirror has always been a fearful experience and I am lost now. Although the person standing before it has changed, the mirror has not. I have grown much wider and taller than the piece of glass standing in front of me. The mirror still does not glisten; it still remains unpolished. The reflection of myself that glares back at me, hasn’t either. It is still the same monster that taunts me each day. It is a surrealist piece, the way my eyes do not align and one cheekbone rises higher than the other. In front of me on the mirror lie layers and years of mildew, dust, and fingerprints. If you look at them close enough you can almost see the remarks and comments that have touched the reflection. I often sit and wonder if onlookers view myself as I do. I wonder if they sit and pick apart every last detail down to the freckles on my skin or the curves that shape my body. They offer their opinions still, even if they don’t pay attention to detail. The artist however, does. I am constantly picking up the pencil and changing the sketch, always worried that my thighs are too thick or my hair is too straggly. When I look at other people’s sculpted bodies, the colors and strokes that compose them, I cannot seem to find flaws on their canvas. It almost seems too easy to be hard on my own. Maybe a critic should not criticize their own work.
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alumnus stamp of approval BY HEATHER LAMBIE
Jonathan Serrie joined Canterbury in 1978 in the middle of his 8th grade year. At the time he was attending a public middle school in Sarasota, but wanted something more academically challenging. His father was a professor at Eckerd College (where Canterbury’s Middle and Upper School campus resided) so it was an easy decision to make the commute with his father. After Canterbury, Jonathan attended Emory University and majored in English and Political Science. He credits Canterbury with an easy transition. “Academically, Canterbury was every bit as challenging as college--and I went to Emory, which is not exactly a party school.” After three jobs at local television stations in Sarasota, Greenville, SC, and Atlanta, he finally landed at Fox News Channel in 1999, “and I’ve been with them ever since,” he says. Serrie is now based in Fox’s Atlanta bureau and covers the southeast for the national network, but shortly after 9/11, he covered the war in Afghanistan. “Although I never found myself the target of an attack, there was one point when our crew got caught in a crossfire,” Serrie recalls. “US bombers were helping the Northern Alliance recapture a group Taliban fighters who had seized control of a huge weapons cache at a prison fortress. At one point, there was machine gun fire between the two sides and we had to take cover. We could hear bullets overhead whipping through the leaves of the trees. That was the scariest moment of my life.” But in the same breath, he will also say it was the best trip he ever went on because “[Afghanistan] is a fascinating country, wonderful people. The local Serrie reporting outside people we met the CDC. were wonderful,
Jonathan Serrie reporting from Afghanistan.
very hospitable. My Fox crew I was working with, even though we’d come from different cities and hadn’t met each other prior to this assignment . . . in that kind of intense pressure you become lifelong friends.” Today, Serrie looks for stories in the Southeast region that would be of national interest. Even though he covers something happening in Atlanta, North Carolina or Mississippi, it has to be interesting enough that people who live in New York or California would also want to know about it. Serrie covers a lot of Southern politics and medical stories, as his offices are in the backyard of Emory University and the CDC, “and I have a personal interest in science, so I do a lot of science or tech-related stories,” he says. “This weekend I’m going to Plains, GA, to attend one of former president Jimmy Carter’s Sunday School classes. It’s a phenomenon. People camp out for it--it’s moved up on people’s bucket list to attend.” Ask Serrie where he first felt a spark for a life in journalism, and he will tell you that it was at Canterbury. Though he would not say which teacher influenced him the most at Canterbury because, “every single teacher I had, had a profound influence on me and I’d hate to name even a few names because I’d be leaving people out.” But the project that had a profound influence on him was writing the Senior Thesis--a project still in practice today where the seniors write a 15-20 page thesis on a topic of interest and then defend their thesis before a faculty panel in a formal presentation. Serrie researched and presented on The Future of Television News. “It was through that research that I determined there was a huge continued on next page
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market for cable news,” he says. Now that he’s a successful adult, Serrie deems it hugely important to give back to Canterbury because, “I’m grateful for the financial aid that I received while I was a student at Canterbury--my father was in academia, my mother was in the arts. I also have classmates who were from working class families who were able to get a great education thanks to the generosity of alumni and parents,” he says, “so [giving to the Annual Fund] is the best way I can pay it forward and help
future students get what I think is the very best education there is.” Philanthropy, Serrie says, should be a part of everyone’s personal mission because it “makes a difference in the world, makes it a better place, looking at the macro level. At the micro level it’s a personal statement. It’s a way of expressing your personal values. When you donate to a cause you put your stamp of approval on it and say, ‘This is something that’s important to me.’”
parent paves the way BY HEATHER LAMBIE Peter Katcha and his wife, Marti Collins, chose Canterbury for their daughter Arden because, he says, “we felt, based on our research of all schools public and private, Canterbury was the most family-oriented community. Families were open, and their outreach to new families was excellent. Many of the families we spoke with were on a similar wavelength concerning social and emotional learning.” Mrs. Jones and Ms. Cummings at the 2015 Canterbury Cup.
Since his entrance into the community three years ago, Katcha has been a consistent supporter of the Annual Fund because he understands how all contributions can be leveraged out to the entire Canterbury community. “Canterbury administrators have demonstrated they can deploy capital investment to benefit the entire community. From the shade structures in the [Hough] courtyard, to the investment in the human capital--our instructors. [Canterbury has] a sound track record of retaining talented educators.” Katcha continued, “Arden has been fortunate to have committed instructors, like Mrs. Bridge and Mrs. Kemper.” Retaining amazing teaching professionals confirms to Katcha that Canterbury is a tremendous community to be a part of, and he appreciates the board investing Annual Fund dollars to ensure Canterbury educators have the resources and facilities necessary to maximize the potential for our children. Katcha also points to the marine science program at Canter-
bury as an added strength. “Marti and I believe access to a marine science curriculum is important for our girls to gain a solid science background. Mrs. Jones and Ms. Cummings are exceptional role models who encourage all children to get involved with STEM-oriented studies.” Arden Katcha ‘26
Katcha acknowledges that contributing financially beyond tuition to the Annual Fund each year can be difficult, but emphasizes the focus is on participation or amount. “These are personal decisions, but I hope parents appreciate that total participation is necessary to increase Canterbury’s chance for additional grant money and, ultimately, the continued growth and development of the school.” Additional commitments beyond money are also necessary for the community. When asked why discussions about financial and time contributions to Canterbury are important, Katcha replied, “If others are persuaded to engage in the Annual Fund or to donate time, then all our children benefit. People shouldn’t feel like funds are the only way to contribute. Time and expertise are also important.”
The shade structure over the Hough courtyard.
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There are many facets to a growing community like Canterbury’s, and everyone has the opportunity to pitch in. Katcha also attended private school, and recognizes the “Development Office is there to keep people engaged. Community engagement and action (parental, grandparent and alumni etc.), extends into the community.” All of that positivity will foster and enable our children to not only have great minds, but be great individuals and stewards of the community.”
student “gets” why to give BY PAM WALKER, DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT One of the things sixth grade student Devyn Pickel loves most about her math teacher Ms. Rost is how excited she gets when she has a new game or technique to share with the class. It is Rost’s excitement over new supplies that gave Pickel the idea to donate the proceeds from her recent jewelry party to Canterbury School of Florida. “I went to a jewelry party with my grandma and won a prize that said throw a jewelry party,” she says. She knew she didn’t want to buy anything for herself with the profits from the items sold at the party, so she decided to give the money she earned to her favorite charity, and she naturally thought of Canterbury. Devyn was excited that her donation would help to “buy teachers secret stuff to make the classroom exciting, like Ms. Rost does.”
Devyn learned to give to others by watching her parents do the same. Most recently, her parents told her and her brother about donating to a teacher’s GoFund Me project, but says that it’s common to talk about making a difference in other’s lives when her family sits down to eat at the dinner table. “I like making people happy,” she says, simply, when asked why she Devyn Pickel, ‘22 thought of someone other than herself first. Her gift, of not only her donation but her considerate nature, has done just that for the faculty, staff and her classmates.
grandparents: the reinforcements BY PAM WALKER, DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT Attend a Grandparents’ Day on the Hough or Knowlton Campus and you will get a glimpse of how important grandparents are in the education of their grandchildren. Bob and Tedi Dobbs, whose son Robb and daughter-in-law Kerry Knowlton Dobbs have a long-standing relationship with Canterbury, attend this event each year to support their grandsons Grant (2018) and Max (2022). “When they see us come to their school,” Tedi says, “it models for them that we both have an education, and we think it’s very important for them to have an education. Both of the boys have high goals academically, and Canterbury reinforces that, and we like that,” she continued. “When they see us get involved, it reinforces that it’s not just their parents, it’s also their grandparents--and they have grandparents on the other side with a long history at Canterbury--so they have a lot of reinforcement that the school is important, and that’s good. The more extended family that can be involved in that the better.” In addition to Grandparents’ Day, Bob Dobbs has attended almost every Veterans Day Celebration since Grant was in kindergarten. “We read about the educational things like the makerspace, and those things are important. [But special events are also] part of an educational process, in addition to books and studying. It’s part of a life experience,” he says. Bob and Tedi donate annually to Canterbury’s Annual Fund to support the “extras” that Canterbury provides. “We’re part of their
pre-paid college plan--and they both plan to go to college--so why shouldn’t we also support their current education?” Specifically, Bob gives back because he appreciates “the consideration of God, country and family. Being able to supplement their faith and their respect for country and family life is the key difference. You can go to any school and play sports, but these other aspects--students don’t receive that type of nurturing in other types of schools.” Tedi, who spent 24 years in public school as a guidance counselor, knows firsthand that character education is one of the most important programs Canterbury offers. “Our faith is important to us,” she says, “and we pass that on to our children and grandchildren.” Bob continued, saying, “You see so much of those [family] values missing in other aspects of life in our country today, that it’s almost like an oasis at Canterbury for that type of nurturing.” Bob and Tedi also give back to the school because their grandsons “are really into the extracurricular, the sports,” Bob says. “We know those cost a little extra money, so we want to support that as well. Grant and Max have played a lot of things at Canterbury: basketball, football, baseball, and they run cross country. We watched [their father] Robb for years, and he always loved sports, so it is good to watch the next generation play the sports their daddy played.” Family traditions and support are all a part of the Dobbs legacy at Canterbury. Long may it reign. FALL 2015 |
Steel Magnolias Though the cast was small (just 6 cast members to the 15 crew members!) the performances were large in this fall’s production of Steel Magnolias.
ABOVE: The cast starred, Katherine Dubina (‘16) as Truvy Katie Hanna (‘16) as Annelle Tori Lindenmeyer (‘18) as Clairee Maria Rios (‘18) as Shelby Madi Flynn (‘16) as M’Lynn Bailee McQueen (‘16) as Ouiser Understudies: Catherine Hyden (‘18) Margaret Cox (‘19)
This was not Canterbury’s first production of Steel Magnolias. The photos at left are of the Steel Magnolias casts from 2006 (top) and 1991 (bottom) that included the following actresses, who are so proud to add six new Crusaders to the “Magnolia Club.” 2006 PRODUCTION FROM L TO R: COURTNEY READ (‘07), CHRISTINA DANDAR (‘06), BAILEY MCCLANATHAN (‘07), MEGAN KENNEDY DOBIESZ (‘06), SAMANTHA WRIGHT (‘06), ANNE MARIE DOZIER (‘06) 1991 FROM L TO R: SHAWN LIEBERMAN NETHERLAND (‘92), TINA FROST (‘93), JEANETTE DAAKE ILLINGWORTH (‘92), SUSAN CRAWFORD PILON (‘92), CHRISTINE CLULEY (‘93), SHANNON PEACOCK (‘93), MICHELLE SUTTON (‘94).
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LEFT: The crew included, Director, Mrs. Tara Quellhorst Technical Director, Mr. Ian Beck Asst. Director, Brandon Smith (‘17) Stage Manager, Anjali Persad (‘17) Asst. Stage Manager, Danial Kaplan (‘17) Costume Design, Mrs. Johnna Braddock Mrs. Kimberly Hicks Scenic Designer, Katie Parker (‘16) Lighting/Sound Design, Jacob Hicks (‘16) Sound Operator, Nic Call (‘16) Prop Masters, De’Laun Wesley (‘18) Connor Griffin (‘19) House Manager, Ellen McMullen (‘16) Run Crew, Cameron Ball (‘18) Karina Gonthier (‘19) Steven Lindenmeyer (‘19) Tinsley Moorefield (‘18) Jared Stapleton (‘18)
This performance of Steel Magnolias was adjudicated by three members of the Thespian State Festival for consideration for Main Stage. The judges view more than 100 high school plays across the state of Florida to determine which 10 will be selected to be viewed in full by all attendees of Florida’s Thespian State Festival, which will be held March 2016 in Tampa. Theater Director Tara Quellhorst says, “This was the most professional performance I’ve ever had with high school students. It’s the first show that was completely student-run. There was no adult supervision backstage during the live performances--Technical Director Ian Beck was in Tampa both nights and I was in the audience. So if something had happened during the show, it would’ve been up to the students to sort it out.” Luckily, Quellhorst says, her Assistant Director (Brandon Smith, ‘17) and Stage Manager (Anjali Persad, ‘17) had it all under control. “I’ve worked in professional theater,” she says, “and those two kids were just as good as anyone with 30 years experience.” Quellhorst also heralded the actors. “We brought in a dialect coach to work with them for three weeks to nail those accents, and it paid off. They never broke,” she says. “And if anyone ever fell behind in lines or practice, the upperclassmen took their own time at lunch and breaks to help underclassmen. It was a dream team.”
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Poem from a Lower School INSPIRE HER LITTLE WRITERS, 3RD GRADE TEACHER SUSIE SHARES THOUGHTS ON LIFE AT THE HOUGH CAMPUS. Teacher. TOOSSENMACHER
It is a mild fall day. The sun peaks through the trees as I settle into write with my third graders. I can hear the hum of a lawn mower in the distance. The birds chirp and fly through the courtyard looking for leftover crumbs from a students’ lunch.
“Tie your shoes, please,” Mrs. Esposito commands to a third grader, as they line up for P.E. The wooden cross stands tall over St. Thomas church as if it were guarding the sanctuary. Mrs. Bridge teaches about the long O and short O sound in her classroom. Mrs. Dailey’s room sits vacant . . . it is Wednesday, and we miss the sound of music streaming from her classroom. It is such a happy sound! The flag pole towers over the courtyard as the American Flag sways in the mild morning breeze. A monarch butterfly flutters past the flagpole as my students write their favorite memories of our school. Mrs. Esposito waves to me like a little school girl; her brown pony tail sways from side to side. Shadows of oak trees line the cement. Mrs. Sweeney rushes down the hall on a mission to make copies in the workroom, glasses perched on the tip of her nose. Mrs. Jones leads a potential family on a tour as Coach Taylor welcomes a new group of students to his outdoor classroom. The art door opens and closes as first graders skip out to share their artwork with Mrs. Hobby. “Look what I did!” one announces proudly. The door opens and closes again as Mrs. Moorefield peeks out, and the smell of crayons and paint filters out onto the courtyard. Kemper, dressed‘14 in pink and green, head to toe, lines her EMILYMrs. MCMULLEN students up for Spanish, and waves goodbye as she leaves to grade papers. The Canterbury courtyard is a busy place. It is where we pray. It is where we learn. It is where we share our accomplishments. It is where we begin to think of others and not just ourselves. It is where we problem solve. It is where we make lifelong friends. The courtyard is the heart of this place called Canterbury, and I feel lucky to be here every day!
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FAR LEFT TOP: Lower School students dress in spirit wear. ABOVE: Lower School “Pages” crown the Homecoming King and Queen. LEFT: Grade 2 students share their banner at Spirit Night
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LEFT: Homecoming Queen and King Lauren Bond and Spencer Landers. BELOW: Juniors dress in Hawaiian theme for Spirit Week. BELOW LEFT: 5th grade students dress as “nerds” for Squad Day. BELOW RIGHT: Seniors go Greek and dress in their class colors, white and gold.
BOOK REVIEW BY CLAUDINE CIEUTAT, MIDDLE SCHOOL PRINCIPAL As our children grow up, as early as middle school, our parental role changes. Not only is adolescence a huge transformation for our children, but it is also one for parents. In THE GIFT OF AN ORDINARY DAY: A MOTHER’S MEMOIR, Katrina Kenison talks about this transformation. Although Kenison shared many great points, there are three that I would like to share: IT IS TOUGH TO LET GO, SOCIETY HAS TOO MUCH POWER OVER OUR PARENTAL DECISION MAKING, AND IT IS TIME TO FOCUS ON WHAT IS. APPROPRIATELY LETTING GO of our adolescents is on the top of difficult things for parents to do. I have been a parent for almost half of my life. One of my daughters is in college and the other is in high school. When they were finishing Middle School, they began to grow up, suitably pushing away, and my self-definition was in question, especially when my youngest was going through this transformation. What was I to do now? After years of finding a sense of purpose and fulfillment in my role as a productive, almost always available mother, life, as my children grow older, calls me to a new place, a very unfamiliar place. Kenison points out that our children “don’t belong to us…we are lucky, really, to get to have our children with us for as long as we do. But we certainly don’t get to choose their destinies, and we can’t be holding on when all their life force is urging them to go.” She states that our “new job now is not to hold (our) children close, but to prepare them, as best as (we) can, to move away from us and into lives of their own.” Our primary goal as parents is to prepare our children so that they can successfully and happily live life. In doing that, we must try to stand back as much as we can and trust them to find their way and to experience life so that they are ready for the good and the bad. It is amazing HOW MUCH POWER SOCIETY HAS OVER OUR PARENTAL DECISION MAKING. Our children are already stressed, even in early Middle School, about whether or not they will get into college and what they will become when they get older. In doing that, they forget to enjoy life as a teenager. Kenison states that it is “easy to fall into believing that our children, if they are to succeed in life, need to be terrific at everything, and that it is up to us to make sure that they are – to keep them on track through tougher course loads, more activities, more competitive sports, more summer programs. But in all our well-intentioned efforts to do the right thing for our teenage children, we may be failing to provide them with something that is truly essential – the time and space they need to wake up to themselves, to grow acquainted with their own innate gifts, to dream their dreams and discover their true natures.” I try to put myself in my girls’ shoes. How stressed out I would be if my parents had the expectation that I had to be perfect at everything! God has given each of us special gifts. We need
to give our very precious children the opportunity to find out what their gifts are so that they can live their life the way it is intended to be. Joseph Campbell said, “The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.” Don’t we owe it to our children to do just that? Kenison believes that while we (parents and children) are going through transformation, we need to FOCUS ON WHAT IS. Slowing down and being with our family and friends while enjoying all of life’s simple pleasures can be so rewarding. We can get so caught up in worries about what might be, that we may miss out on the beauty of what is. Taking time out of our day to appreciate the simple pleasures in life will help our children to slow down and find happiness. Kenison says that simple pleasures can be the most memorable and profound moments in life. The three points that I have embraced from this book are that there comes a time in life when we must realize that we need to let our children experience life...make mistakes, find happiness and, most of all, figure out who they are and their purpose in life. I will also muffle society as it tells me what my daughters should be; I will be more attuned to who they are and how I can support them to be what God intended them to be. Finally, I will focus (and I will help my daughters to focus) on the more important things in life...the simple pleasures. FAVORITE QUOTES On adolescence: As writer Phyllis Theroux observes, “We set off like captains of clipper ships outfitted with the latest gear and tackle to race across the ocean. Then, somewhere midcrossing, we realize that the expedition is essentially beyond our control. That time coincides with children becoming adolescents. Adolescence is a mutinous, confusing time when everybody is trying to get off the boat.” On parenting: “Our children drop into our neat, tightly governed lives like small, rowdy Buddhist masters, each of them sent to teach us the hard lessons we most need to learn.” Joh Kabat-Zinn FALL 2015 |
a minute with Megan . . . MEGAN DOBIESZ ‘06 ALUMNI RELATIONS COORDINATOR
Crusader CRUSADER HOMECOMINGS They couldn’t stay away...
WHAT INSPIRES US TO GIVE? Every day certain causes, activities and organizations compel us to give our time, attention, gratitude and money. Last May the Canterbury community celebrated Teacher Appreciation day with an all-school community campaign to celebrate our educators. People were asked to give annual fund donations in honor of faculty and staff members, and for every donation made in their honor, an apple was delivered to the staff member. The alumni
response to this campaign was overwhelming and it became very clear what inspires former Crusaders to give their resources. Annual giving increased 100% that day and accounted for 28% of all Teacher Appreciation Day donations. Alumni from all eras felt compelled to give thanks to Canterbury faculty and staff members who they felt shaped not only their education, but also their lives. The positive relationship between our educators and students is clear, and the more resources we can provide faculty with, the more opportunities they have to improve students’ lives. Alumni giving can have a huge impact on our school’s future, and your willingness to give your time and resources to the current generation of Crusaders is so moving. Thank you for giving back to the place that gave so much to you! Keep your Canterbury family updated on the details of your life. * Move to a new city? * Get an advanced degree or promotion? We want to hear about it! Send any updates to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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This year we welcomed three former Crusaders back to the Canterbury family as parents! LINDSEY CRAFT DRENNAN ’00, FRANK CRAFT ’01, and SAM BOUTROS ’03 all celebrated the first day of flag with their little Crusaders at Hough Campus. LINDSEY CRAFT DRENNAN (’00) with her daughters Sally and Dot on Sally’s first day of Kindergarten.
SAMUEL RAMZI BOUTROS (’03) with his daughters Mia and Chloe on Mia’s first day of first grade.
SARA KENNEDY (’03) got engaged to Kevin Athans on August 29. The couple met in Atlanta and have been together for four years. Sara is working as a Public Health Researcher at RTI International and Kevin works in the Finance Department for Popeyes Restaurant’s corporate headquarters. The two plan to marry in St. Petersburg in Spring 2017. T.J. CARLSON (‘04) proposed to girlfriend Leah Geis in August at Akaka Falls on the Big Island of Hawaii. They are set to be married on November 5, 2016.
WEDDINGS AND ENGAGEMENTS
MADISON KEBLER (’07) said “yes” when her fiancé, Mathew Gardiner, popped the question atop the Currituck Beach Light Station on August 30. Madison recently passed the Florida Bar and is working as an attorney in the Tampa Bay area.
NORA BRODY (’07) married Seth Guge on September 6 at the Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill, NC surrounded by friends, family, and fellow Crusaders. Pictured below are the newly weds with Crusader alums ERIC HAMMERSCHMIDT (’07) and his wife Alison Hammerschmidt; KATIE HEHN (’07) and her fiancé Mike Giroud; LAURA WINKLER (‘07) and her fiancé Taylor Blackburn, and JACQUELINE GARCIA (’07) with fiancé CHRIS VINEYARD (’06).
ALUMNI NEWS AND NOTES
ELENA PRUCHA WILLIAMS (’00), husband Joe Williams, and big brother Sutton Williams welcomed Landry David Williams on August 27 at 4:52 p.m. (7.4 lbs., 20”).
2015 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES On Friday, October 16, the Canterbury community honored two Crusader alumni athletes and a long time coach into the Crusader Hall of Fame during the half time celebration of the homecoming game. The inductees included CHRIS VINEYARD (‘06), EMILY WINESETT (‘12) AND VARSITY CHEERLEADING COACH VONDA WYNN.
STEPHAN TREVATHAN (‘07) and Maya Schuller tied the knot in a beautiful ceremony officiated by the bride’s father in San Anselmo, California. The couple is starting out their happily ever after in San Francisco, California. JULIET FLEECE (’05) married Billy Auer in a romantic outdoor ceremony at the Renaissance Vinoy in downtown St. Petersburg on July 9. The couple honeymooned in St. Barts.
CASEY DELLINGER TIPPS (’04) and AUSTIN TIPPS (’04) welcomed their first child, Eleanor Elizabeth Tipps (6.12 lbs., 19”), on June 29 in Santa Monica, CA. The new family of three currently lives in Long Beach, CA. Austin is Southern California’s national account manager for Samuel Adams, and Casey is a pediatric physical therapist.
AJA DONALDSON CLEGG (‘97), husband Philip Gifford Clegg, and big brother Philip welcomed Cole Alexander Clegg on September 15. He was born in St. Petersburg at Bayfront Baby Place. KATIE MATHEWS TUMULTY (’04) and her husband Chris Tumulty welcomed their first son, Peter William Tumulty, on September 28 at 11:53 p.m. (8.11 lbs., 21”). The family resides in New York City and is excited to show their new addition all of the wonderful things the city has to offer. JENN HOBBY RIVERA (’95), husband Grant Rivera, and big sister Lauren welcomed Reese Nancie Rivera on September 18 (8 lbs., 21.25”). Baby Reese’s birthday is extra special as she shares it with her grandmother Nancie Hobby, our Lower School Principal!
ALEXANDRA BURGESS (’12) has been elected Panhellenic President at Rollins College in Winter Park, FL. Alexandra is an active member of the Upsilon Beta chapter of Chi Omega sorority.
Upcoming ALUMNI EVENTS
CRUSADER COCKTAILS 4th Thursday of every month at 6:00 PM
This is a fun, casual and FREE networking happy hour with food and drinks for all alumni and former CSF students 21 and older. LIKE the Canterbury Alumni Association Facebook page for event details. If you would like to sponsor an upcoming Crusader Cocktails, email email@example.com FALL 2015 |
It’s been a long time coming . . . thus Canterbury is excited and proud to formally announce our mascot, Chauncey the Crusader. Students submitted names for this crusader character, which was generously donated by the McQueen family (daughter Bailee is a senior, and son Josh is a sophomore). Chauncey is already entertaining crowds on Canterbury’s fields and courts, never shy to “whip” or “nay nay” with fans and cheerleaders.
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Anniversary Countdown In each issue leading up to our anniversary, we are counting down the
TOP 50 traditions, events, classes & people at Canterbury 35 One of the best parts of Homecoming Spirit Night is the POWDER
GAME. Teams of Freshman/Senior girls vs. Sophomore/Junior girls are coached by current football players and cheered by students and parents from all grade.
Be part of the
50th Anniversary Planning Committee!
There are plenty of opportunities to help out in a variety of capacities. If interested in any of the committees below email firstname.lastname@example.org EVENT PLANNING 12 volunteers MEDIA/PR 8 volunteers for photography/photo editing, videography/editing, press releases, and social media help OUTREACH 5 volunteers to re-engage and invite alumni and past faculty, staff, parents, and non-alumni students to attend events SPONSORSHIPS/SOLICITATIONS 6-7 volunteers ARCHIVES 2-3 volunteers
Countdown to date . . . SUMMER 2015 38 Summer Camps & Programs 37 Senior Dinner 36 Alumni Traditions SPRING 2015 41 â€œThank youâ€? Song at Chapel 40 3rd Grade Invention Convention 39 Dress Down Days WINTER 2015 44 Senior/5th Grade Buddies 43 Gala Signi-Up Parties 42 Miniterm
FALL 2014 50 Pink-shirt Thursdays 49 College Guidance Parent Coffees 48 Honor Books at Flag 47 Overnight class trips 46 Harvesting/planting marsh grass 45 Cross-curricular learning te vori a f to e a ant w Hav you n? n o i dow t i t d n a u co tr the o ie at t it Lamb a.org r m e h b t ea su orid H fl Email anterbury c ie@ hlamb
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Upcoming Events FOR TIMES, LOCATIONS AND MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ANY OF THESE EVENTS, PLEASE VISIT THE ONLINE SCHOOL CALENDAR (LOCATED ON THE RIGHTHAND SIDE OF THE HOME PAGE UNDER “IN THE NEWS” | CANTERBURYFLORIDA.ORG)
November 18 Knowlton Open House (Grades 5-12) 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., 990 62nd Ave. NE, St. Petersburg
December 8 Lessons & Carols 6:15 p.m.
St. Thomas Episcopal Church. Reception at 6:15; program begins at 6:30 p.m. All alumni, grandparents, and families welcome for this holiday program.
December 26 Alumni Games Volleyball @ 5:30 p.m. | Basketball @ 6:30 p.m. | Reunion @ 8:00 p.m. February 18 Knowlton Open House (Grades 5-12) 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., 990 62nd Ave. NE, St. Petersburg
February 23 Hough Open House (3-year-olds - Grade 4) 8:30 - 10:30 a.m., 1200 Snell Isle Blvd. NE, St. Petersburg
February 26 SAVE THE DATE! SPRING GALA @ the Mahaffey Theater
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Published on Nov 2, 2015