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UPON HIS RETIREMENT
Chaplain Kirk Brown Reflects on All classes are welcome to attend, with class years ending in 4 or 9 hosting reunions. The Class of 1969 celebrates its 50th Reunion and the Class of 1994 celebrates its 25th Reunion. For more information or to register by phone, contact Savannah Parrish, 828-684-6232, ext. 103 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
His Time at Christ School
Winter | 2018
Editor: Donna Kinney Wheeler P’21 Design: Steve Parker Design Editorial Contributions: Mary Dillon, Douglas Gibson, Cameron Hillier, Bobby Long, Katie Massaroni, Olga Petrovich Mahoney P’20, Andrew Pearson, Emily Davidson Pulsifer P’15, P’17, Dan Stevenson ’72, P’15, Paige Wheeler. Photographic Contributions: Jesse Kitt, Leigh Harris, Bobby Long, Olga Mahoney, Jerry Mucklow, John Warner, Ross Weathersbee ’10, Antton Wilbanks, Donna Wheeler P’21.
The magazine’s name, The Galax, honors a traditional school emblem, the galax plant, which is indigenous to our area of Western North Carolina. It was also the name of the first school paper, The Galax Leaf.
The Galax is published two times a year by the Christ School Advancement and Communications Offices: Betsy Ellis, Director of Advancement, Paige Wheeler, Associate Director of Advancement; Donna Wheeler, Director of Publications, Kathryn J. Belk, Annual Loyalty Fund Director, Savannah Parrish, Advancement Office Manager, Dan Stevenson ’72 P’15, Director of Alumni Affairs and Major Gift Officer, Kendra Castle, Director of Digital Marketing, Andrew Pearson, Digital Content and Communications Specialist, Ross Weathersbee ’10, Digital Media Specialist. Send submissions to: Galax Editor, Christ School, 500 Christ School Road, Arden, NC 28704 or call 828-684-6232, ext. 104. You can also submit information through our web page at www.christschool.org or to Donna Wheeler at dwheeler@ christschool.org. Christ School admits boys in grades eight through twelve based on academic ability, personal qualifications, and recommendations, without regard to race, color, creed, religion, or national and ethnic origin.
Feature Story: Father Brown Takes Time to Slow Down and Savor Life's Blessings.
table of contents
from the head 4 discover asheville 6 feature story 8 in & around yard a
16 young men of distinction 34 under the lights 38
beyond the gate house 48
class notes 78
ringing true & standing Still Newly Renovated Outdoor Chapel: A Bird's Eye View
THE REASON THEY CHOOSE TO COME HERE IS NOT THE REASON THEY CHOOSE TO STAY HERE 4
from the head By Paul Krieger
Over the past 118 years, young men and their families have been drawn to Christ School for any number of reasons: perhaps to engage in academic rigor, or develop better study habits, acquire discipline, or gain exposure to new interests with peers from all over the world, to learn to become their own self-advocate, or just plain “toughen up.” These are what we might call transactional motivation. While those same reasons may still attract, there is so much more that goes on behind our front entrance gate and so much more young men have extracted from their experiences here. It is rather the transformational attributes obtained here that set their experience apart from what they had anticipated. They never imagined becoming a “4.0 version” of themselves when they first arrived on campus. They will leave here as fully engaged, fully functional young men, ready for the world that opens before them. Below are just a few of the meaningful lessons they encounter here and hopefully ones that will set them apart. Relationships with Adults – Think back to that one teacher, that one coach, that one adult mentor who believed in you before anyone else saw the light in your soul. Perhaps it was during a time when you felt dejected and awkward, when your peers who surrounded you appeared
to be moving through life like a swift breeze and you were so very out of step. I suspect that each of us had that adult in our lives who saw the magic in us before we ever did; that adult who might have saved us from making a bad decision, who took an interest in us because it was simply the right thing to do, or the teacher who told us that our perspective mattered and that we were going to make it. Their smile and kindness encouraged hope and possibilities. We only needed one. I was lucky enough to have four or five, probably because I required that many to get me moving forward on the path of life. No technology, no gimmick, no social media post, no shortcut can ever serve as well as that respected, powerful, and believing adult who showed up in our lives exactly when we needed them to. Boys find that here. Values – The importance of values in one’s life cannot be sufficiently underscored. Today’s celebrity culture may hold sway in society, but it is counter-cultural to the values that Christ School upholds. And it’s not just Hollywood; it’s professional sports stars, it’s the self-serving politicians both right and left, the media, and people in positions of power and influence who prey on the naive and susceptible. The importance of character and values was recently brought back to the surface in the many tributes paid to George H.W. Bush. It was as if the media had just discovered there were these things called “values.” Character has always mattered: it is the very foundation of our nation and what defines a society. Issues divide, values unite. But we haven’t forgotten what character means, what it can do, and how it can hold a country, a school, or a family together. Christ School teaches tolerance, resilience, fortitude, kindness, and the dignity of manual labor. We inculcate into our school’s culture humility, service, and the importance of doing a task to its completion. As one boy from Texas said in his senior speech earlier this fall, “It’s important to stop acting like a 10-year-old and do your job.” Boys find that here. Confidence – Confidence is not a commodity like soybeans or pork bellies. It cannot be found on Amazon, nor by clicking “Purchase Now” to have it delivered in 2-3 business days. Confidence is an acquired trait and can only be
gained by risking something when the outcome is in doubt. If you know you’re going to be an easy winner, get that easy “A” without putting in any effort, if you take a short cut during the race to cheat the field, no confidence will be gained, no meaningful experience can be logged. Confidence must be developed, it must be pursued with vigor and risk. A healthy dose of courage, faith, and a sense of adventure will catapult a boy to the starting line. Then be prepared to fail, start over, and try it again. Some acrobats work without a net, others rely on one. Having confidence teaches us to leave the safety net behind. Boys find that here.
characteristics of successful people is their ability to distinguish constructive criticism from the catcalls of negativism by those whose only wish is for them to fail. Mentors of young people need to try and get to “yes.” Adults can too often get hooked on “no” which is then all that an adolescent hears. That is one sure way to kill potential, limit dreams, and encourage mediocre lives. As adults, whatever we hope and dream our children will be doing in middle age likely pales to what they are currently imagining for themselves. Educate them, push them, discipline them, empower them, and love them. Boys find that here. Singer Mary Chapin Carpenter has a song that speaks to a lifestyle of living life on your terms entitled, “I Take My Chances.” It reminds me of the benefits of not always playing it safe:
Risk – Timidity tends to make cowards of us all. Boys are natural risk takers. Let’s not quash a boy’s natural “romance with risk,” because it will only lead to a fear of danger and a fear of failure. We wouldn’t have the United States of America if we grew boys (and girls) like that. We wouldn’t have electricity, grow more food than we eat, have cured diseases that killed millions, be the most generous people on earth, who live with freedom and hope every day. We need to encourage young people to aim for what may seem to them impossible, and not constantly remind them of what could go wrong. We need to tell them to “go for it.” One of the defining
I take my chances, I pay my dollar and I place my bet I take my chances, I take my chances every chance I get
I take my chances, I don't mind working without a net I take my chances, I take my chances every chance I get
I take my chances, I won't cling to remorse or regret I take my chances, I take my chances every chance I get. A boy may arrive at Christ School with a modest set of goals. If we are doing our job, he leaves with a far greater sense of who he is and what he might become. And he leaves grateful for the relationships he has forged with faculty who care, with a keen sense of values that endure, with greater confidence, and with a healthy appreciation for taking appropriate risks. n
Left: Coles Manning ’19 delivers his senior speech with confidence and a smile. Above: Joseph Coladonato ’20 of Greensboro, NC, took a chance on Christ School when he enrolled as a freshman.
Chocolat i er Asheville All You Need is Love (and Chocolat e ) ——————————
Asheville’s chocolate artisans are full of passion – for their craft, their ingredients, and the community that has allowed them to thrive. “Oh, this reminds me of the chocolate shops I visited in Paris!” Elisabeth Foley of Asheville’s Chocolate Fetish said she hears this often from her customers, and it’s no accident: producing truffles that match the best European concoctions is one of the main goals of her shop, Asheville’s oldest source of artisanal chocolate. Foley and her parents took over the Chocolate Fetish in 2001, and since then they have racked up an impressive number of awards for their 36 varieties of chocolate truffles. Their Haywood Street location also features a tour of their production facilities, which produces truffles in small, carefully tailored batches. “Each different truffle has its own unique blend of chocolates that pair well with the flavor we’re making,” Foley said, adding that, “Everyone in the family, young and old, can enjoy the chocolate tour: it’s all on site, so you can see our kitchen, learn a lot of history, and taste some samples.” Another alluring feature of the shop is the unique chocolate artwork on display. If you stepped in during the holidays, for example, you would find a chocolate mountain landscape complete with snowmen and bears. “Just to come and see all the cool things made out of chocolate is worth it, in and of itself,” Foley said. “I love having the opportunity to combine both of those passions – my passion for food (and specifically chocolate) along with my passion for art.”
Connected to the Source Passion also drives Jael and Dan Rattigan, founders of French Broad Chocolate, whose main location is on Pack Square downtown. After a stint owning a restaurant in Costa Rica, the couple set up in Asheville, where they spent a few years selling their products at regional farmers’ markets. That experience convinced them to incorporate local ingredients when they opened their first location in 2008 – and ultimately drove them to forge personal relationships with growers and suppliers back in Costa Rica so they could make all of their chocolate from scratch. “It’s quite incredible to experience chocolate and dessert that has been sourced with integrity and with ingredients that you can connect directly to the source,” Jael said.
French Broad now has three locations: in addition to their spacious lounge on Pack Square (which serves a variety of desserts), they will soon open a café and creamery on Asheville’s South Slope, and a new factory on the French Broad River has just opened, with a café, daily tours of their “bean-to-bar” production facilities, and a chocolate museum. Like a fine filled chocolate, love is at the center of everything the Rattigans do with French Broad Chocolate. They love how their business gives visitors a connection to the far-flung producers who source the company’s product. They also love that so many people love chocolate. “To have a career that brings people happiness is pretty special and something I don’t foresee tiring of,” Jael admitted. Finally, despite the company’s rapid growth and development, Jael still loves her product. Given the array of treats at her fingertips, how does she indulge? Simple chocolate chip cookies, she said, are “the thing I most consistently make and go back to.”
Still Crazy for Chocolate “We basically take the inside of a truffle, liquefy it, and mix it into hot milk. It’s pretty great.” That’s how Melissa Quinn of Asheville Chocolate describes the hot chocolate sold at her shop on Broadway, just north of Pack Square downtown. A few years ago, Quinn and her husband took over a neighbor’s chocolate business in Black Mountain, and they have recently moved their storefront to Asheville, where they sell truffles and Asheville’s only homemade gelato, in addition to a selection of chocolate drinks. Speaking to Quinn, it’s clear that she still has the enthusiasm that led her to make her own truffles as an amateur (asked what she likes most about making chocolates, she said, “taste testing – or call it ‘quality control’”). But running her own business, even in a community that has plenty of other eateries and chocolate shops, has also made her enthusiastic about the city of Asheville. Other than the obvious fact, as she puts it, that chocolate is “amazing and delicious,” being a part of Asheville’s downtown community is one of the things she enjoys most about her work. “It’s a pretty close-knit community of small business owners,” she said. “I know all my neighbors.” n
Left: The French Broad Chocolate Lounge appeals to all generations. Right: A festive "reindeer" greets Christmas shoppers at The Chocolate Fetish.
HAPPENINGS IN AND AROUND ASHEVILLE
discover asheville True to its reputation as a culinary capital, downtown Asheville has plenty of chocolate and sweet shops, including: Asheville Chocolate 25 Broadway St. The Chocolate Fetish 36 Haywood St. French Broad Chocolate Lounge 10 S Pack Square Kilwin’s Chocolates, Fudge, and Ice Cream 26 Battery Park Ave. Nutz About Fudge Grove Arcade, 1 Page St. Sideshow Sweets (candy) 84 N. Lexington
a Time to
SAVOR After 24 years, the longest tenure of any Chaplain in Christ School history, Kirk Brown, who has been encouraging his congregation to slow down and savor lifeâ€™s blessings, is taking his own advice. After he distributes Bibles and offers his signature hug to each member of the Class of 2019 at Commencement, he will follow the graduating seniors down Christ School Road to a new chapter in his life. By Donna Wheeler
During his time at CS, Father Brown has witnessed dramatic changes in the school and has adapted the Chapel Program to address and support those changes. Some of his many contributions include moving Eucharist from Sunday to a weekday to accommodate our growing day student population; stepping in as a kind of crisis coordinator when the unexpected occurs; creating an informal Fellowship, hosted by faculty, to enhance our regular worship; and giving our busy community permission to slow down by bringing rocking chairs to campus. He also initiated Call to Action, a weekly meeting in which teachers develop plans to help struggling students. Furthermore, his community discussion group, Issues to Chew On, evolved into an important student-run club, the Global
Issues Forum, that gives students an outlet to explore timely issues. He has served as a coach, advisor, teacher, and American father for ASSIST students from numerous countries. A man of sundry talents and hobbies, he has shared many of his passions with students, including surfing, playing the cello, and baking bread. He even performed in a band alongside his son, David, and daughter, Kate, in Zeldafest, an annual music festival that he helped launch. Little did Father Brown know when he arrived on our campus that the threads of Christ School would be interwoven into the very fabric of his life. His first appointed Sacristan, Jeremy Walters ’97, went on to marry his daughter, Kate. Later on, Jeremy would build the cross that adorns the Outdoor Chapel.
Looking Back and
Looking Back and Gazing Ahead: In Father Brown’s Own Words “Where’s Arden?” While teaching at Virginia Episcopal School (1977-89) where I was German teacher, college counselor, and Assistant Dean of Students, I first realized I wanted to go off to seminary with the idea of school chaplaincy. We had a school chaplain at VES who reminded me of a youth minister I had known when I was a teenager, one who simply opened the door for me in a non-judgmental way. It was his model that I was trying to emulate. The funny thing about seminary is they beat out of you any notion of school work and encourage you, instead, to work in parish ministry. So after I left Virginia Theological Seminary, I went to St. John’s
forces to make music. The turning point was attending a rock concert by just such an ensemble, calling themselves the Mad Dog Blues Band. The entire community turned out for the concert that night in Pingree; I listened and watched, and I saw a collaborative model that absolutely blew me away. I was sold.
Chapel Then and Now When I arrived in 1995, there was a Sunday evening service that ended the weekend and launched the new week. It was a 5:15 Eucharist service, followed by a seated meal. The next night, Monday evening, we would gather for Evensong, a vestige of the past when Evensong would have occurred every single night. Boys and faculty would rush from athletic practice, change as quickly as they could into coat and tie, and hurry over for a short Chapel service and then a seated meal. Other chapel services were held at the beginning of the day on Wednesday
“Father Brown nourished the compassion, generosity, and tenderness so necessary for boys to develop a spiritual life as they become men. In his gentleness of spirit and kindness of heart, he is a true example of Christ-like love.”
—Gabe Dunsmith ’11 Episcopal Church in Roanoke, VA, and loved it. But in my third year there, when I was taking my daughter, Kate, to look at boarding schools, I saw something in the Chapel Program at one of the schools that rekindled the earlier dream. I no sooner walked in the door, when I got a call from Russ Ingersoll at Christ School. “I’m the headmaster of an all-boys Episcopal boarding school in Arden, North Carolina,” he said. “Would you entertain the idea of chaplaincy?” I responded, “If you had asked me two days ago, I would have said ‘no’ immediately, as I’m kind of on a new track in parish ministry – but wait, where’s Arden?” So, I came for a visit, and I fell in love with what I saw at Christ School. It was in the days of what was called “Interim,” essentially a week-long enrichment program. The faculty and students were going hiking, taking cooking classes together, learning how to fly, or, joining
Above: Father Brown in 1995 at his Installation and the 2018 Candlelight Service.
and Thursday morning. We were doing what we could to hold to tradition, but we were facing huge changes that we didn’t even recognize. For example, it had become increasingly difficult, given the growing emphasis on athletics, to get everyone off the sports fields in time for that 5:15 service, so we had to abandon Evensong. As our day student and day faculty ranks grew, it became obvious that there was no way Sunday night could be the gathering time for the entire community. So, Paul (Krieger) came up with the idea of the mid-week Eucharist shortly after he became Headmaster. I grew to love the change, because even though we no longer had our chief worship service on Sunday, we had gained an important midweek Sabbath pause: today we have that service on Wednesday morning, finishing in time for advisors and advisees to enjoy an extended lunch together.
I think the greatest challenge we have faced over the years is the way a fuller schedule has encroached on our ability – or our willingness – to stop what we’re doing. And that has made those moments when we do pause even more important. The ringing of the Angelus has always been a tradition, but now, with the many demands of our schedule, it’s even more important that we all stop in place when we hear it being rung. The rocking chairs were another notion that I really wanted to try out, because they give implicit permission to stop what we’re doing and actually take in the beauty of our surroundings.
Christ School Changes I have always loved the energy around boys, but honestly, I had to rediscover my commitment to single-gender education. When I went off
the “happiness quotient” and an open love and affection for the institution. It gives me great joy, because I think the emphasis we have made on the theme of hospitality in the Chapel Program has extended to include an invitation to accommodate one another and one another’s joys and sorrows. I want to tell a quick story because I think it’s emblematic of this shift, although I didn’t realize it at the time. My son, David, had just gone off to college. I was living in what has since become the Kennedy-Herterich Art Studio. Every Wednesday I made it a habit to go into town just to get some time off campus. On one Wednesday evening, I was just too tired to go anywhere, so I decided to have a quiet night at home. Just as I was settling in, there was a loud knock at the door, and I thought, “I’m not on duty, so I’m not going to
Ministry in Crisis On September 11, 2001, I realized with a sense of quiet panic that it was falling to me to somehow respond to this national disaster and that I didn’t have a script for it. In the hours that followed, as news of the attacks unfolded, we did the best we could; we stumbled forward. And then out of the chaos a sense of calm emerged that was so full of grace. I suddenly realized, “I don’t have to have all the answers. We will be given those answers, but we have to come together to do it.” So after we had watched the horrific images of the planes crashing into the World Trade Center, and once we had accounted for most of our parents, we gathered in St. Joseph’s Chapel to pray. The following day I felt immense gratitude for our Assistant Chaplain, David Lindsey, who crafted a special service for the
school community. At a key moment, he invited a Jewish student and a Muslim student to come forward: the three stood before us, boldly joining hands, and demonstrating the unity we all longed to believe was possible. What will stay with me is how we came into the Chapel to be together as a community in a way I don’t think we could anywhere else on campus. How many times in our history the Chapel has served to draw us together!
I’m more at peace with leaving than probably makes sense. I’m okay letting go, because I know that someone had to let go in order for me to come here when I was 41 years old. The boys are exactly the same age as they were when I got here, but I’m not. So, the big lesson this year is that it’s time to step aside because it’s
“Father Brown was an educator to me in a space that you wouldn’t think to educate (the Chapel). He allowed me to grow and form my own faith and leadership within that faith while quietly guiding it, pushing me to be challenged, but always ready to help me back up when things didn’t work out as planned.”
—Vance Stiles ’17, Sacristan 2016-17
to Davidson College, it was all-male but then became coed. When I got to UVA for my graduate work, it had recently coeducated. When I arrived at VES, it was all male, but by the time I left it had coeducated. So, I had come to believe that single-gender education was passé. What I found at CS was the freedom for the boys to explore and try things that might have been more difficult in a coeducational environment. Here boys were willing to try drama and choir, even though they were athletes. What I have observed over the years is more and more joy boys, families, alumni and even the faculty feel at being part of this incredible community. What’s the evidence? The growing number of Christ School license plates that you see in town; the hats, shirts, belts, and ties proudly sporting our logo; the alumni who come back their fall break to be at CS where they feel they are part of a family. So, the biggest shift I’ve seen is what I’d call
answer.” When the knocking became louder, then more insistent, I realized I had to check. I walked down the steps from the kitchen to what is still the open porch, and there were three boys standing there in helmets with skateboards in hand. One of them had a Bible, and he explained they had a question: “We saw in the book of Genesis that it says, ‘Let us make humans in our image.’ Who is the ‘we’? We thought there was just God.” I was frankly impressed. “Guys, that’s a great question. Could we talk about this tomorrow?” One of them looked back at me and said, “Sure, but the real reason we came by is that a year ago we were all outside skateboarding with David. We thought maybe you missed those days. We thought maybe you were lonely, so we came by.” I have carried that story with me because it’s emblematic of mutual ministry – the ways boys tend to us, which they also did during 9/11 and at other key moments over the years.
Above: Kaiwen Zheng ’21, Jackson Fender ’21, Tyler Bell ’21, and Luke Rheney ’21 at October's Eucharist in the Outdoor Chapel.
“Working with Father Brown was not only my greatest honor as a Christ School student, but it fostered substantial maturity in my faith. I appreciated his openness to new ideas within the Chapel Program which he allowed me to pursue, as well as his conversations around faith on campus and beyond. I know that my love of ministry and the sense of comfort I feel within the church are thanks, in no small part, to his welcoming and kind spirit which characterized the Christ School Chapel Program for the entirety of my tenure.” —High Garst ’16, Sacristan 2015-16
that season in life. And that is actually a good thing; I am excited about whoever it is who will succeed me. My hope and prayer for the school is that that person will just be free to exercise his or her own gifts in the way that I’ve been able to exercise mine. And that will most certainly include exploring new aspects of ministry. That is exciting. Also I need to take a break to figure out what happens next in life, what plans God has in mind for me next. I’m going to be here; I cannot imagine life without CS, so I know that it will be a part of my fabric moving forward. But I have to be respectful of whoever is coming to give [the new chaplain] some time and space. I want to travel. I have this dream of walking somewhere – maybe the Camino
in Spain, or some of the Irish paths, or the Dolomites, or some of the many trails in this beautiful part of God’s creation. Whatever else that might mean, something tells me that I literally need to be walking, so long as my body will hold out. I see it as a spiritual discipline to answer the questions we all face: “Okay, what’s next? What am I supposed to do?”
More Time for Family My wife, Shelley (formerly an attorney with Pisgah Legal Services), is more busy than she has ever been at the board level and with a number of activities in the community, so we’re trying to navigate that. We also have a new grandchild; in addition to a 13-year-old and an 8-year-old who live here in Asheville, we now have an 9-month-
old who lives in Portland, OR. So, I know that will account for quite a lot of our travel. We are planning a big trip next fall, too; we haven't decided where yet, but maybe Morocco, Greece, or Italy. We are very happy on our little farm, Cross Creek, just down the road between Fletcher and Fairview. We have any number of dogs who have adopted us (as many as five, currently just one), two horses, and cows that a local farmer keeps on the farm. One of the reasons I’m so happy there is that it is so close to Christ School. I can hear the Angelus bell ring in the evenings when athletic teams have come back from victories. We feel planted here. We love the farm and its proximity to school, and we want to stay there as long as health allows.
Staying Connected Each of us has gifts. Among those that gives me greatest joy has been serving as a connector: I love helping people find others with similar interests and passions when they might not otherwise have found one another. Being a member of Pen and Plate Club has allowed me to meet interesting people whom I can connect with Christ School. I’d love to think that somehow that might continue, or [I could continue] to be a mentor, or the farm could be a place where people can come and visit. That way I wouldn't have to completely remove myself from life at CS. I’m so pleased with what Christ School has become. In 1995 when I arrived, even the boys who loved CS didn’t feel that they had permission to say so. Now in his senior talk a boy will tell his classmates that he loves them and sometimes even weep openly. I think we have become a much more humane place. In a curious way, I feel we are more countercultural now than ever – but in the best sense of that word. We help teach humanity and what it means to be connected to other people and not to be divided the way that I think we see swirling around us so much. n
“I’d like to think I’ve been a part of ‘hospitality’ we espouse in Chapel. The inter-generational collaboration going on between teachers and students is so joyful; there is such positive energy among those who see Christ School as their community – a place to learn together, to live together and work together – and that makes the investment of these past 24 years the most fulfilling I could have imagined.”
—Father Kirk Brown
“A long-held theory of mine is that from time to time in the trajectory of successful institutions the right people come along to exert a lasting force for good on the institutions they serve. So, it is with Kirk Brown.” —-Jack Stevens ’52
in & around yard a NEWS FROM AROUND CAMPUS
of Character Read Literature By Cameron Hillier
The beauty of teaching literature at Christ School is the freedom to choose which books I teach and how I teach them.
Above: Cameron Hillier leads his Honors British Literature students through a Donne sonnet.
I confess a strong love for the likes of Shakespeare, Emerson, and Orwell, so I selfishly stock my American and British Literature courses with works they wrote; nonetheless, these profound stories that shaped our culture and society are, to me, like a screwdriver to a handyman. Perhaps they connote more eloquence and subtlety, but fundamentally they are simple tools that have value in a myriad of situations. Literature teaches one about the human condition: it illustrates the paradoxes and anomalies that pervade the world and those within it; furthermore, literature acts as a mirror for the reader. Within the complexity of Macbeth lies a truth one fears to admit but cannot help seeing. Within Emerson’s writings, a young reader finds the truth of his human experience written over a century before his time. I use these texts because they are the best tools for the job. The job, however, is not merely to teach English language and grammar to teenage boys. The job for which I’ve prepared is to turn these boys into young men who own their responsibilities, fulfill their obligations, and find a home in our world in which they can thrive. The quality of my work will resound for decades in their lives, and unlike my ephemeral lesson plans, the take-away from my class can inform their relationships with future peers, spouses, and children. For this reason, my students this year have begun a project which I’ve entitled the “Leadership & Ethics Journal.” Weekly prompts challenge the boys to write about who they are
and who they are becoming as they round the high school corner and set their sights on college and the world beyond. You see, I use the characters and ideas from the literature to relate back to the real world, and thus to teach the more important point. A boy might write about admiring his grandfather’s work ethic, his mother’s ability to love unconditionally, or his friend’s unabashed uniqueness. Admiring, respecting, and appreciating the virtues one sees in a person or character is valuable, but it is still a step shy of changing one’s way of being for the better. One must emulate the virtues he reads about and sees. True emulation requires one not just to copy something, but to attempt to improve upon the original. In this way, a student can admire and respect his father, but more importantly he must do his utmost to be a better version of his father; this is where growth occurs. The mission of my class is to become a better friend, brother, son, future husband and father. The stakes are high, but these lessons will resound for a lifetime and are not simply for college admissions. Thankfully, I am not alone in this mission at Christ School. Getting an education is possible anywhere, but being surrounded by caring teachers, coaches, and mentors who engage their world in a meaningful way and choose to dedicate their hours to bettering the boys who see them is unique. Through the Leadership & Ethics Journal, a boy privately reflects on who he is and where he is in the process of becoming the man he wants to be. He is not asked to share anything he does not want to, and each and every student finds honesty within himself during these times of reflection. There is no penalty or reward for how wellwritten the journal is, but instead, perhaps a silent wake up call for the boy who finds he has little to write about when asked what he adds to our class and community. As I said before, Shakespeare and others have value because they’re wonderfully written works, but the reason they have endured the test of time is that they hold some fundamental human truths within their lines. What a young man must do is recognize those truths – those virtues – and attempt to emulate them. Incorporate the best from each protagonist he reads into his own style, his own personality, and be purposeful about becoming the man he wants to be. Who he is in the future will not be an accident: it will be the culmination of the cultivation of the attitudes, habits, and ways of being that he grew up practicing. Being purposeful about becoming a man of character starts now. n
Architects in Training:
Interest Builds for New Winter Activity
This winter, the art building has been bustling with even more creative energy, thanks to the new afternoon activity, Architecture and Model Making.
By Katie Massaroni
Above: Owen Riley ’23 designs a model.
Ten boys have been meeting with me on weekdays after school in the Kennedy-Herterich Art Studio: Cannon Flinders ’23, Weller Kreimer ’19, Mason Lamb ’21, Tommy Li ’21, Philip Lopez ’23, Robby McAlister ’22, Owen Riley ’23, Alexander Rivera ’23, Spencer Strickland ’22, and Doug Bland ’19. The new activity started with a discussion of how the function of a building can affect its form. From there, students studied the plans for the Mill Center for the Arts in Hendersonville, NC, and we discussed how the context of a building should influence its design. Students designed and built their own model of an arts center, complete with auditoriums, snack bars, and galleries. Fortunately for us, Asheville is a place of great architectural design. We took a walking tour of the downtown area and learned about the many architectural styles displayed throughout its streets. We have also met some really interesting people. The architect of many of the new Christ School buildings, Mr. Alan McGuinn of Arca Design, gave us a tour of his downtown office, and the boys got a chance to ask him questions about the buildings they use every day. Olympic cyclist Lauren Tamayo came to Christ School with her silver medal and talked with us about her transition from an Olympic athlete to a builder of fine homes in the Asheville area with a company she co-owns, LMT Homes. We also met Mr. Robin Woodward, founder of Blue Ridge Energy System, who taught us the tricks to building energy efficient homes. One of the best parts of this new activity is the Christ School community. Mr. Kenneth Youngblood ’49, Bear Smith ’52, and architect Mr. Ken Gaylord P’14, P’15, have all been generous with their time. Mr. Youngblood has provided valuable books and information on the architect, Erle Stillwell, who is responsible for many buildings at Christ School. Mr. Bear Smith spoke to us about his grandfather, Richard Sharp Smith, one of the architects of the Biltmore House, and showed us photographs of its construction. We are looking forward to a trip with Mr. Smith to see the Biltmore House after the holiday break. Mr. Gaylord was helpful in the planning of the program, highlighting the importance of drawing, advice that we have followed by creating floor plans and drawing buildings in one and two-point perspective. And there is much more to come! There are still several buildings that we plan to visit, such as the
Basilica of Saint Lawrence and the Grove Park Inn. We also plan to do some building design on the computer before the end of the season. The buildings we create and inhabit help to define who we are as a community; they point to the things that we value. This is evident in the structures at Christ School, whose forms mimic the sloping roof of the chapel and whose rock facades are made from the surrounding mountains that we hold so dear. It is my hope that this program inspires the boys to see architecture as much more than simply walls and roofs, but instead, as art that we move about within, that tells us who we are and where we are in this large world. n
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Above: Architect Alan McGuinn goes over plans for construction of new Asheville Art Museum. Below: Owen Riley ’23 and Alex Rivera ’23 peer out a window of the new museum.
Iconic Chapel Window Gets a Facelift By Andrew Pearson
Over the years, the Christ Child standing watch in the “Dogwood Window” has been part of thousands of services in St. Joseph’s Chapel. Beams of sunlight have poured through the chancel’s stained glass every morning since it was installed in 1907. This fall it was decided that it was time for the window to be restored to its full glory. Workers with Cohoes Design Glass Associates were careful to remove all four sections and transported the “Dogwood Window” to their offices in New York. It not only received specialized cleaning for the first time, but structural repair. In early December – in time for the annual Candlelight Service – the restored window, which is 43 inches wide
and 101 inches tall, was returned to its rightful place behind the altar. Director of Human Resources and Facilities Danny Elmer said “This was long overdue, we like to call it deferred maintenance, and we think we had the right guy do it,” Elmer said. (Cohoes) has done a lot of work with All Souls Cathedral (in Asheville). They designed and built the 11 newest stained glass windows we have in the chapel.” Tiffany and Co. artist J.A. Holzer learned about Christ School back in its infancy through his association with founders Thomas and Susan Wetmore. Holzer is credited with designing the “Dogwood Window.” The outstretched arms of the Christ Child are in the foreground, while the terrain in the back incorporates mountains and a blooming dogwood tree. The blossom of the dogwood tree was designated as North Carolina's state flower in 1941. “The Breadth of My Love” is inscribed in text along the bottom of the “Dogwood Window.” Cohoes president Nigel Johnson personally handled the removal and re-installation of the window. He said that each section was studied scrupulously through photography and rubbings. The determination was then made over which pieces need to be replaced. The face and hands of the Christ Child got special treatment. Once they dismantled and cleaned the window sections it became clear that the lower portion of the window, including the feet, had been previously damaged and the infill glass that was used to fix it was incorrect. It remains a mystery when this occurred. Luckily, with the help of an old photo from our archives (and research of other Wilson works), they were able to recreate the feet and fix the color of the paint that had been bleached from the North Carolina sun. Finally, the entire window was waterproofed. According to Johnson “the restoration cleaning has brought vibrancy and subtly back to the window, whose longevity should be greatly assisted with the help of the new addition of the exterior protective glazing.” n
Above: Nigel Johnson installs the restored window. Below: The newly restored Dogwood Window.
Outdoor Chapel Renovations Made Possible by April’s Auction & Gala Father Kirk Brown remembers there not being much more than a clearing in the woods when he first arrived at Christ School in 1995. The Outdoor Chapel has come a long way since then. A newly-enhanced, serene worship area for the Greenies, overlooking Christ School’s lake, is one of two major capital improvements to campus that are now ready for use. The Outdoor Chapel was made possible by last April’s “Let the Greenie Times Roll” Auction & Gala, as were new visitors’ bleachers for Fayssoux Field. “Everyone who sees it is just blown away,” Father Brown said of the Outdoor Chapel. “They just can't believe it.” The Outdoor Chapel predates Father Brown’s time here at Christ School. But it was little more than an informal place for worship 23 years ago. There was no altar, nowhere much to sit, and the Outdoor Chapel didn’t even have a cross until 1998. Father Brown's son-in-law, Jeremy Walters ’97, and Father Brown’s daughter, Kate, surprised him with a carved cross one day. The new Outdoor Chapel has a seating
capacity of about 350 now that an Eagle Scout project by senior Coles Manning ’19 is complete. The senior added benches to the existing seating which is made of stone. Father Brown and the Class of 2021 broke in the new Outdoor Chapel in September with a special Form Chapel Service. “Even though they are only sophomores, you could tell it meant a lot to them, to have this be part of their legacy at Christ School,” Father Brown said. Due to a temperate fall, the entire community was able to enjoy several Eucharist services in the outdoor setting. “I’m glad that the auction was as successful as it was, and we were able to fully-fund two muchneeded enhancements in both arenas,” Director of Facilities Danny Elmer said. “Nothing had been done in quite a few years to the Outdoor Chapel other than some Eagle Scout projects. And for our bigger football games the past four to five years, we’ve had to rent bleachers. It’s a nice addition to not have to deal with the logistics of that any more.” n
By Andrew Pearson
Below: Students and faculty enjoy an early fall service in the newly renovated Outdoor Chapel.
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Aly Bolton | With a new master’s degree in hand, Aly Bolton joined our Learning Resources Department this fall. Ms. Bolton received her undergraduate degree in English Language and Literature from Sewanee: The University of the South, where she rowed for the crew team, served as president of the Perpetual Motion Dance Organization, and served as a writing tutor. During this time, she also studied abroad at Oxford University. Ms. Bolton made the Dean’s List every semester following her first and was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa and Order of the Gown honor societies. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with Honors and presented her academic work in English at three separate conferences in the Southeast. After college, Ms. Bolton was recruited by Teach for America, a national service corps of young professionals who commit to teaching for two years in under-resourced public schools. Ms. Bolton taught English as a Second Language for two years at Albemarle Road Elementary School in Charlotte and was most recently Media Specialist for John W. Dillard Elementary School in Madison, NC. There, she coached the Battle of the Books team and taught information skills. Ms. Bolton graduated in May from UNC-Greensboro with a master’s in Library and Information (MLIS) and a concentration in K-12 school libraries. In her free time, Ms. Bolton enjoys hiking, reading, tea, CrossFit, and spending time with her cats, Chuck Norris and Luna. Jameel Brenneman | Jameel Brenneman is a jack-of-all-trades and has gotten a chance to show that versatility in his first year at Christ School. Mr. Brenneman joins the faculty as an English and Arabic instructor. He also coaches soccer and tennis, along with assisting the Christ School Broadcast Network (CSBN). Mr. Brenneman graduated in 2012 from Indiana’s Huntington University with a degree in broadcasting before getting a master’s in Middle Eastern
Studies from the University of Michigan four years later. His interest in the Middle East stems from the fact that his mother’s side of the family is from Palestine. Mr. Brenneman’s introduction to boarding school came with two years at The Stony Brook School in Long Island. He also wore many hats there, including teacher, coach, and dorm parent. Mr. Brenneman is excited to be moving to North Carolina, in large part because he is a big fan of barbecue, so much so that he and his brother took a ten-day culinary road trip across North Carolina and South Carolina during the summer of 2018. His other interests include sports, music, and crossword puzzles. Julia DeLaney | Now in her 13th year of teaching, Julia DeLaney is ready to bring her rich experience to Christ School. Mrs. DeLaney is originally from Statesville, NC. She received a degree in history and secondary education from Appalachian State University, where she met her husband, Glenn. She began her career in the North Carolina public school system, teaching middle school social studies, science, and English, and then spent five years teaching 6th grade U.S. History at Ravenscroft School, an independent day school in Raleigh. When she and her husband moved to Vermont Academy, Mrs. DeLaney taught history and Learning Resources, coached girls’ soccer, served as a dorm parent, and supervised the winter recreation ski program. After four years in Vermont, she moved back to North Carolina when her husband became director of the Outdoor
Academy in Pisgah Forest. Mrs. DeLaney enjoys traveling, and has skied on three different continents, with a goal to add two more in the next few years. She and her husband have a son, Elem, and a “crotchety” border collie, Meg.
Virginia Episcopal School, where he was an admissions officer, served in the junior/ senior dorm, and coached boys lacrosse. Before his career in education, he worked for 15 years in finance, with 10 of them in New York City. Mr. Gardiner grew up in New York and went to boarding school at St. George’s School in Newport, RI. He is a 1996 graduate of Lehigh University, where he majored in finance and history. Mr. Gardiner lives on campus with his daughter, Maddie, and their black lab, Lily.
Tina Evans | Always ready for her next adventure, Tina Evans is excited to become a Greenie and pilot the Learning Resources Department. Mrs. Evans brings a wealth of teaching and administrative experience to Christ School. Early in her career, Mrs. Evans served as the admissions director of Carolina Day School’s Key School, in addition to teaching students with learning differences at the school. From there, she moved overseas to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, to teach English and direct a writing center at an International Baccalaureate school. Most recently, she was a founding teacher of Buncombe County’s first public STEM high school, Nesbitt Discovery Academy. During her tenure there, she was chosen as the school’s 2016 Teacher of the Year. Included in Mrs. Evans’s impressive skills is a thorough understanding of the OrtonGillingham approach to language. Along with her husband, Bill, and their children, Zachary and Mariah, Mrs. Evans enjoys exploring new places, hiking, gardening, and learning how to play the didgeridoo.
Nancy Green | Although new to Christ School, Ms. Green is an experienced educator, having served for more than a dozen years as a math and history instructor, advisor, dorm parent, and debate coach at another all-boys school, McCallie School in Chattanooga, TN. She was also a dorm parent and tutor at Chattanooga’s Baylor School for eight years. At Christ School, Ms. Green teaches mathematics and economics and serves as head of Cuningham House. For fun, Ms. Green daydreams about travel and decorating, and loves to cook and bake. She earned her real estate license when the last of her children went off to college, and she loves learning about investment property. In the summers, Ms. Green directs summer camps and teaches students the finer points of public speaking and debate. Ms. Green is sure that her role as dorm mom will help make her “empty nest” and transition to Asheville so much easier. She says that her three children, Jack, Sarah Jane, and Tommy, are the light of her life.
Mike Gardiner | After a decade and a half in finance, Mike Gardiner has found his calling in admissions, serving as Associate Director. Mr. Gardiner comes to Christ School from
Ryan Herrmann | Former college lacrosse player Ryan Herrmann is not only a new addition to the coaching staff of Christ School’s two-time defending state champions, he is also a teacher in the Learning Resources Department and a dorm parent. Mr. Herrmann received his undergraduate degree in Physical Education with a concentration in Health and Wellness from Mars Hill University. While at Mars Hill, he was a member of the Lions’ lacrosse program. After college, Mr. Herrmann moved to West Virginia and taught at the Charleston Montessori School. He also worked at the Charleston Family YMCA, CrossFit WV, and Quantum Sports Center. He then returned to Mars Hill, where he was an assistant lacrosse coach for four years. Mr. Herrmann is excited to be a member of the Learning Resources Department, as well as a dorm parent for Harris House. In his free time, Mr. Herrmann enjoys woodworking, doing yard work, playing sports, and hanging out with his dog, Kota.
Katie Massaroni | Like the great artists of Black Mountain College, Mrs. Massaroni found inspiration in the lush mountains of Asheville. She learned her craft with natural beauty around every corner, but her path eventually led her to New York City, where she has been teaching and creating art for the past ten years. Mrs. Massaroni has taught art and art history at North Carolina public schools, the McColl Center for Visual Arts in Charlotte, several after-school programs, homeless shelters, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Her art has been exhibited in England, New York, and North Carolina. For fun, Mrs. Massaroni likes to travel. She has ventured to many European countries, Puerto Rico, and India. Her next trip will take her to Peru to see Machu Picchu. In her free time, she dabbles in the culinary arts, making competition gingerbread houses and chocolate truffles. Mrs. Massaroni inline skates, cycles, runs, hikes, and is always looking for friends to share in these activities. She and her husband, Kevin, have two loving cats, Syllabi and Sriracha. Kevin Massaroni | Computer science instructor Kevin Massaroni has a deep background to draw from: 14 years in the fields of finance, marketing, education, and blockchain. This full-stack software engineer and entrepreneur from New York City has a mastery of dozens of computer languages, databases, web technologies, mobile app development, big data processing, and cloud hosting. Mr. Massaroni is currently Chief Technology Officer of two startup companies in finance and commercial real estate. As a startup entrepreneur, Mr. Massaroni has been involved in fundraising and managing a global team of engineers, vendors, artists, lawyers, advisors, and stakeholders in North and South America, Europe, and Asia. Outside of work, Mr. Massaroni and his wife, Katie, like riding their motorcycles, snowboarding, gaming, and cooking.
Mike Payne | After coming here every summer for the past 12 years to work at Camp Ridgecrest in Black Mountain, Assistant Director of Admission Mike Payne is delighted to finally be a resident of the Asheville area. Mr. Payne was born and raised in Warrenton, VA, with a family tradition of boarding school; one of his grandfathers is a graduate of Virginia Episcopal and a great grandfather was a headmaster at Northfield Mount Hermon School. Mr. Payne himself graduated from Virginia’s Christchurch School, where he served as a prefect, played baseball and soccer, and was a head tour guide. He graduated Cum Laude with a B.A. in English from the University of Mary Washington. After college, Mr. Payne lived in Charleston, SC, and Chatham, VA, where he served as an admission counselor, presidential ambassador coordinator, and varsity baseball coach at Hargrave Military Academy. Mr. Payne’s hobbies include playing guitar, watching sports, being active in the gym, and traveling. Matthew Perse | Matthew Perse joins the World Languages Department as a Spanish teacher after three years of teaching middle school Spanish at Fort Worth Country Day. He also serves as an offensive line coach for the Greenie football team. Mr. Perse graduated from Miami University in Ohio with a B.A. in history and Spanish. While there, he rowed crew and played jazz trombone. He then lived in Buenos Aires, where he took graduate seminars, worked as a bicycle tour guide, and taught business English. Upon his return to the United States, he earned a Master’s in Latin American Studies (History) from the University of Connecticut. Mr. Perse considers himself an avid traveler and looks forward to helping with the Outdoor Program. He spent the summer on a road trip through Colorado, Utah, and California. For much of the summer, Mr. Perse led outdoor trips in the Sierra Nevada mountains near Lake Tahoe, where he was able to stoke his current passions for backpacking and mountain biking. He is eager to pursue both hobbies in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Steve Sandman | Steve Sandman joins the counseling staff at Christ School this year after working for more than two decades as a school counselor in the Asheville area public school system. He is excited about getting involved in the multiple aspects of campus life and building quality relationships with students, families, faculty, and staff. Mr. Sandman is actively involved with Young Life, a ministry to middle and high school students, and continues to work summers for Camp Rockmont for Boys, a local summer camp in Black Mountain. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, camping, and four-wheeling in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina. Pamela Schlueter | As a career educator with more than 30 years of experience, Pamela Schlueter is thrilled to be joining the Christ School faculty. She prides herself on not only encouraging her students to think outside of the box, but also exploring the world herself. She lived in Malaysia for two and a half years as a Peace Corps volunteer science teacher. Ms.
Schlueter then lived and studied for three more years in Ecuador, Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Mexico. Most recently, Ms. Schlueter spent a summer in Uruguay as part of a Fulbright Scholarship teacher exchange. Ms. Schlueter is a fourth-generation educator who enjoys studying genealogy. She prides herself on being a true Renaissance woman; she has built two passive solar houses with her husband and is an enthusiastic reader and gardener. She often appears in local Asheville community theater productions. Caleb Sonneland | A graduate of Appalachian State University, Caleb Sonneland is happy to be back in the mountains as a member of the English Department. Mr. Sonneland has previously been an English and history instructor, as well as a soccer coach, at Seattle’s Lakeside School. Prior to that, he taught for three years at Avon Old Farms, an all-boys school in Avon, CT. A Bremerton, WA, native, Mr. Sonneland moved to Hailey, ID, in elementary school. He attended High Point University before completing his college education at Appalachian State. He graduated Cum Laude with a degree in English and a focus on “Lost Generation” literature and film noir. Mr. Sonneland is an avid Seattle sports fan, with the exception of Liverpool FC, which he considers the greatest soccer (football) team on the planet. He regards authors Chuck Palahniuk and Cormac McCarthy as living legends. When he’s not teaching or coaching, Mr. Sonneland enjoys playing guitar, writing, snowboarding, and playing a video game or two. n
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THE GREAT WAR By Olga Mahoney
26 TJ Bell ’19 Hale Caffery ’19 Robert Dong ’21 Henry Duggins ’20 Wilton Graves ’21 Parker Groh ’20 Michael Mahoney ’20 Patrick Shea ’20 Wesley Thomas ’22 Peter Zhou ’19 Led by Mrs. Olga Mahoney P’20 and Ms. Emily Pulsifer P’15, 17
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended The Great War, a group of Christ School students and faculty traveled to France and Belgium in late May. Some of the most costly battles in military history were fought between 1914 and 1918 along the Western Front, a meandering line of fortified trenches that stretched for nearly 450 miles. Our group learned about these brutal, interminable battles and explored the region made famous by Lt. Col. John McCrae’s poem “In Flanders Fields.” We began in Paris at the Musée de l'Armée’s “First World War Centenary Tour.” Exhibits in this solemn retrospective were dedicated to the key players, webs of alliances, heavy militarization, and deep nationalism that sparked the conflict. There were also displays about specific battles which highlighted the devastation and tremendous loss of life as the war dragged on. From Paris, we traveled by coach to Belgium, the sight of so many pivotal battles in the war, from the earliest engagements around the Ypres Salient, to the watershed Battle of the Somme
Above: Greenies at the edge of Hooge Crater.
in 1916, to the battles around Vimy Ridge and Passchendaele in 1917. Our first stop on this leg of the tour was in Ploegsteert, the site of the brief “Christmas Truce” of 1914. On that holiday when the war was still young, hundreds of Allied and German soldiers set aside their guns to trade holiday greetings, sing familiar carols, and play a football (soccer) match on the battlefield where they had fought the day before – and where they would resume fighting the next day. Not far from the truce’s memorial, our guide drew our attention to a farm where, in 2016, a young man was killed by an unexploded mine from the Great War; his death, we learned, is listed as the last official casualty of the conflict. We traveled to the area where British and Commonwealth tunnellers exploded nineteen mines under strategic positions along the Messines Ridge in June 1917. At Hill 60, we saw the remains of bunkers and craters created by those explosions. Then, after lunch at a restaurant perched on the edge of Hooge Crater, we visited the superb Passchendaele Memorial Museum at Zonnebeke, exploring its reconstructed trenches to get a better sense of the despair the soldiers experienced in those grim conditions. Michael Mahoney ’20 reflected, “Rarely through history has there been a more environment-altering tactic than trench warfare. Witnessing these trenches acted as a great reminder of what humans are capable of, and these palpable scars in the earth
Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and the West Indies, and honors 35,000 others who were never found. Surrounded by rolling pastures and gardens of exquisite beauty, we walked silently through row upon row of simple headstones, stopping to read names and ages of the fallen. All of us felt a deep connection to the young soldiers buried there, many of whom were not much older than our students. During our stay in Ypres, we walked to the Menin Gate, built to commemorate the 54,896 soldiers of the British Commonwealth who fell in the Ypres Salient but have no known grave. Every evening since 1928, the town’s fire brigade and other volunteers sound the Last Post as a tribute to the dead. Standing by the Gate during the ceremony, Robert Dong ’21 appreciated how it “was a historical site for us to memorialize the Great War. The Gate showed me a long and painful history of this small town in WWI. I felt and learned more about peace and humanity; we need to build a peaceful world.” Ypres itself was reduced to rubble during the war, but the town’s inhabitants returned to rebuild the entire town, including the distinctive Cloth Hall. The massive building with its Gothic clock tower and gargoyles once housed the town market but now holds the In Flanders Fields Museum. After two days near Ypres, we traveled to Vimy Ridge in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.
Above: The group poses at the base of the steps of Sacré-Coeur Basilica in Montmartre, Paris.
force you to think of war in a new way.” Traditionally a charming medieval city in the heart of Flemish West Flanders, no battlefield of the Great War saw more intensive fighting than the area around Ypres (locally known as Ipres) in Belgium. As we walked through the beautifully restored city where we stayed for two days, sampling local chocolate and waffles and visiting local museums, it was hard to envision the environment as it was a century ago. This was the area where, during the Second Battle of Ypres, from April 22 to May 25, 1915, Germans used poison gas against the Allies for the first time. It was also the location for the Battle of Passchendaele, named for the ridge to the east of the city. That spring, the entire landscape, a natural floodplain, became a giant quagmire that swallowed artillery and drowned soldiers in their trenches. At the end of that harrowing battle, nearly 500,000 men had died but neither side had advanced. Wilton Graves ’21 noted that “[The Memorial Museum] Passchendaele helped me visualize just how brutal the warfare was in the Great War, and how it scarred so many men for the rest of their lives. It was shocking to me that anyone was able to lead a normal life after the war without completely breaking down.” Tyne Cot Cemetery, the largest Commonwealth cemetery in the world, contains the graves of 11,954 soldiers from the UK,
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Above: The group at the base of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
We stopped at two American cemeteries during this portion of the trip: Flanders Field American Cemetery and the Somme American Cemetery. TJ Bell ’19 remarked that “The American cemetery was very beautiful and perfect. It honors the fallen well and allows them to be remembered.” In stark contrast to the American cemeteries we visited with their lush gardens and bright grave markers, the austere German Cemetery at Langemark contains several mass graves and individual plots marked with simple flat stones for nearly 44,000 Germans. More than 3,000 student volunteers killed in battle in October and November 1914, rest there. Those young Germans received just six months of training before joining what they thought would be a swift campaign. The inscription on the plaque by their grave reads: “Slaughter of the innocents.” For our final day, we returned to Paris to tour the Palace of Versailles. After walking throughout the palace and its beautiful gardens, students were in awe of the opulence of the site. One student remarked, “no wonder the peasants revolted.” In a quiet corner not far from the Hall of Mirrors, we paused to consider the complicated questions that confronted those who negotiated the Treaty of Versailles in 1918 – and the ramifications of the agreement’s compromises in the decades that followed. By visiting battlefields and paying respects to fallen soldiers at memorials and cemeteries, we can better understand and honor those who fought in World War I, the “war to end all wars.” Mrs. Mahoney finds history trips like this one are profound experiences for students. “Many of the sites are deeply moving. When students engage with the past, they make connections and learn from history in ways that I can’t teach in the classroom.” Peter Zhou ’19 felt that “it was different to see, through my own eyes, the trenches, the tunnels and the NoMan’s Land. I believe scenes like those would only be fixed in my mind as memories once I’ve seen it all, in person.” And Henry Duggins ’21 wrote, “I have a completely different view of the war now because this trip has shown me just how many people it has affected. This trip… showed me the magnitude of the war and how historic and unparalleled it was to … anything else in history.” n
By Andrew Pearson
Exploring LAPLAND Reindeer are no longer reserved for just the imagination or storybooks. The Northern Lights are very much real to seven Christ School boys, too, now that they've seen the Aurora Borealis with their own eyes. And how many people get to say they’ve sent mail postmarked from the official home of Santa Claus? Greenies who took the “Exploring Lapland” student trip to the northernmost region of Finland experienced all this and more Nov. 16-26. Each way, the travel to Finland required two days and five different airports. “It was a great trip. We not only saw the beautiful nature, but it was also a trip that made me grow up,” Jack Lee ’21 said. Upon arrival, the Greenies settled into a log cabin and were immediately surprised at what they didn’t see. According to locals, it was the first time in six decades that Lapland hadn’t been blanketed by snow in late-November. Still, a cloud cover lifted just in time for the Greenies to see the aurora on their first night. They watched the phenomenon aboard a barge on a frozen lake, eating sausages and campfire crepes in between sips of hot chocolate. Thanksgiving dinner consisted of salmon, reindeer steak, reindeer ribs, and reindeer tongue. The Arctic Circle runs through the Santa Claus Village amusement park where the
boys not only met Santa but wrote postcards to family and friends. Even though there are only three hours of daylight this time of the year in Finland, the boys got to feed reindeer by hand on a farm. Wilbanks said that the Greenies also enjoyed their overall interaction with the Sami people, who are indigenous. “The boys loved to try and use what little Finnish they learned beforehand,” Wilbanks said. “The person teaching them was a Sami man whose family was showcased in the local museum. It was very personalized, very interesting.” n
Above: Eating family style in the dining room of their cabin. Below: The group at Santa Clause Village in Rovaniemi.
Although the United States had not yet joined the war in April 1917, some individual Americans participated in this brief but significant chapter in the Battle of Arras, a larger offensive meant to break the stalemate on the Western Front. After British troops failed to take Vimy several times, Canadians arrived to take the offensive. For the first time in the nation’s history, all four divisions of the Canadian military fought together to take the ridge after overtaking well-entrenched German machine guns. We visited the site’s museum and reconstructed tunnels before walking to the Canadian memorial on the ridge’s highest point. There, Patrick Shea ’20 observed, “There’s this incredibly human feeling you hold when you walk through trenches where boys not much older than yourself perished.” Over one million soldiers were killed nearby at the Battle of the Somme. In fact, it was the largest battle on the Western Front during the First World War, and it is still considered one of the darkest moments in British history. A look at the front-line trenches and memorials gave us insight into the haunting Somme battlefield. “In Flanders fields the poppies grow; between the crosses, row on row…” In one of the war’s most celebrated poems, Canadian Lieutenant Colonel and doctor John McCrae penned these lines to honor a lost friend. We visited Essex Farm Cemetery & Dressing Station where we read the poem aloud. Throughout our trip, but in this region especially, we saw fields of red poppies – the symbol of remembrance. Our guide explained the significance of that symbol: soon after the war ended, poppies covered the fields where so many battles had raged, causing many to see them as the natural world’s tribute to the dead.
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Scott Brouse ’23 Robert Dong ’21 Jack Lee ’21 Theo Pearson ’20 James Treadaway ’20 Davis Warren ’20 Kevin Zheng ’21 Led by Leigh Harris and Antton Wilbanks
William David ’21 Wins Boy Scouts’ Rarest Award
By Andrew Pearson
Christ School sophomore William David would be the first to admit that the William T. Hornaday Silver Medal in Conservation is more than an individual honor. Inspiring others to follow his lead may ultimately be the mark that William leaves on Asheville with his community service.
The Boy Scouts of America presented their rarest award, and highest possible for conservation, to William during a formal ceremony in November. Fewer than 150 Hornaday Silver Medals have been given by the Boy Scouts since the award was created in 1914. Statistically-speaking, the Hornaday Silver Medal is 15,000 times rarer than an Eagle Scout medal. William is only the fourth Scout from North Carolina to win a Hornaday Silver Medal. Nearly 1,000 volunteers gave more than 2,800 hours of their time to support the long-term initiatives William coordinated. Thousands more people attended the educational and public events he spearheaded. “I feel enormously grateful to the National Conservation Committee and the Boy Scouts of America for awarding me this honor. There have been so many people that have supported this and selflessly given their time,” William said. “…I found that people absolutely want to help if you take the time to explain ‘why’ and ‘how’ they can help." All told, William dedicated more than 600 hours over the past three and half years working to these four issues: 1. Recycling hard to recycle items. William helped more than 70 organizations in three states, schools (including three colleges), businesses, and other organizations recycle plastic writing instruments. William also started an electronic waste recycling program that is ongoing. 2. Eastern box turtle conservation. William was part of the Turtle Monitoring Study, entering data into the 100-Year Turtle Study and a presenting data on the importance of the Shrubland Habitat. Educational programming included the Annual Box Turtle Day event at the N.C. Arboretum. 3. Invasive Species Prevention. William was involved in the planting of 88 Eastern Hemlock saplings to help develop resistance to the invasive Woolly Adelgid and to save this foundation species. He completed and presented a study on the Walnut Twig Beetle. William also wrote a blog and designed the scout education materials for the Nature Conservancy’s “Don't Move Firewood” campaign. 4. French Broad Watershed Water Quality Initiative. William and the volunteers removed
trash from multiple tributaries of the French Broad Watershed, installed more than 700 live stakes to prevent erosion and sediment pollution, removed invasive plans to restore the Dingle Creek Watershed, and helped with three research studies. 300 Christ School students and adults assisted with this initiative, resulting in more than 930 service hours. “William David is an exceptional young man and dedicated Scout, exemplifying what Scouting is all about – character, leadership, and cheerful service,” Scout Executive Joshua Christ said. “William is only the second Scout in the 98-year history of the Daniel Boone Council to earn this achievement; he has a very bright future in whatever he decides to do, and Scouting is proud to be a part of his overall development.” The Hornaday Silver Medal is presented by the Boy Scouts, but every candidate’s work is judged by a panel of national conservation experts. William has also earned 133 merit badges and 14 Eagle Palm Awards through the Boy Scouts. Recently, he also earned the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest youth award bestowed by the U.S. Congress. William will travel to Washington, D.C. in June 2019 to receive this
award. He earned this honor in part due to his community service work in conservation and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education. William has previously won two other major conservation awards: the Roosevelt-Ashe Outstanding Youth in Conservation Award and the Kohl’s Cares Scholarship. William has been on Christ School’s High Honor Roll since eighth grade, an Honor Council Representative, and a Headmaster's Scholar. He is a student leader of the FIRST Robotics Competition Team 5854 at UNC Asheville. William co-founded and runs the “Future Builders” STEM mentorship and education program for disadvantaged students. During the summer of 2018, William was part of the Florida Sea Base High Adventure Marine Conservation service trip, a partnership with the Mote Marine Laboratory. Additionally, he used his Scuba Merit Badge and Open Water Diver Certification to participate in the Coral Conservation Project in Grand Cayman. William is the second member of his family and second Christ School student to win a Hornaday Silver Medal. His older brother, Bennett ’18, is a Robertson Scholar at Duke University. n
Left: William helps restore a coral reef in Grand Caymen. Above: William with Conservation Advisor Jonathan Marchal of the North Carolina Arboretum.
in & around yard a NEWS FROM AROUND CAMPUS
By Mary Dillon
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Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind and Gem
Ethan Park ’23 Aims for Continued Success at Archery By Donna Wheeler
Christ School Theater was busy with two exciting shows this fall, Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind and Gem, an original play by Kobi Selby ’19. Written by the Neo-Futurists, a Chicago-based improv company, Too Much Light is a zany ensemble experiment that attempts to present “22 Plays in 44 Minutes.” Each two-minute play was performed in random order chosen by an interactive audience. The onstage 44-minute timer kept everyone honest. The Neo-Futurist Performing Company members included: Ferguson Dunn ’20, Zack Grella ’19, Tony Hao ’22, Clarke MacDonald ’21, Kobi Selby ’19, and Tom Tang ’21. Lighting and sound artists Max Brodeur ’21 and Tommy Li ’21, along with tech commander Joe Dalton, made up the technical team. Overseeing the production was Mary Dillon, the show’s director. On November 2-3, a few weeks after their on-campus production of Too Much Light, Christ School Theater ventured to Gardner Webb University to participate in the North Carolina Theater Conference (NCTC) High School Play Festival. High schools from the western and central regions of the state performed 16 shows over the two days. CS’s entry into the competition was the original play, Gem, by Kobi Selby ’19. The piece was an adaptation of Kobi’s capstone project from an independent study, Social Justice in Performance, presented last May. Kobi reworked the one-man show to include traditional play structure and created three new characters, orphans played by Clarke MacDonald, Tony Hao, and Tom Tang. Technicians running the show
were William David ’21 (computer technician), Robert Dong ’21 (follow spot operator), and Max Brodeur, master of both lights and sound. The technical director of the show was Joe Dalton, with Mary Dillon directing. At the end of the festival, Kobi was honored with an Excellence in Writing and Excellence in Acting Award. “The takeaway prize of this experience was the impact the show had on the audience,” said Dillon. “The NCTC on-site representative said, ‘I feel this show has something important to say. I just sat there watching with tears in my eyes.’” At one point during the performance, the audience spontaneously began to snap their fingers in support, and the whole house gave a passionate standing ovation at the end. Throughout the rest of the festival, Kobi and the cast were surrounded by adoring fans, students who were touched by the Kobi’s poetic words and the group’s compelling performance. For CS’s cast and crew, the festival was a once-in-alifetime experience. n
Above: Greenies perform one of 22 plays in Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind. Inset: Kobi Selby ’19 captivates the audience in Gem at the North Carolina Theater Conference High School Play Festival.
Three-time North Carolina Archery Champion Ethan Park ’23 first took up archery because it was a sport that he could share with his father. His dad, Dr. Robert Park, got interested in archery after watching the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. When his father began working with renowned archery coach Alexander Kirillov, who has led multiple students to compete at the highest levels, including the Olympics, Ethan tagged along. He got his first bow at age 8 and began competing in 2014 at age 10. Ethan’s family moved from Arizona to North Carolina when he was 2, shortly after his younger brother, Byron, discovered a scorpion under his blanket. Ethan attended Carolina Day School and then Rainbow Community School. At Carolina Day School, he started a Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) program; he continued to shoot there until he enrolled at Christ School. Having joined Christ School this year in eighth grade, he hopes to do the same here. To give Christ School a taste of the sport, his father and Coach Kirillov, along with Greenie
Assistant Athletic Director Duncan Parham, sponsored an archery enrichment this fall. Although Ethan played on the JV soccer team this fall, he still practiced archery to stay sharp. “I keep all my stuff inside a case with a bow that’s easy to assemble and disassemble,” said Ethan. Ethan now practices at the newly opened Asheville Archery Training Center, a club dedicated to competition archery near the Outlet Mall on Brevard Road in Asheville. According to Ethan, archery is more complicated than it looks. “It all depends on the poundage (how many pounds you are pulling when you draw),” said Ethan. “I’ve worked up to 25 pounds.” When he shoots, he hears his father and coach saying, “Shoot your normal shot.” Otherwise it’s easy to think too much about hitting the bullseye. “If you think that way, your form will fall apart,” said Ethan. Over the years, as Ethan has advanced to new age divisions, the distance from the target has grown as well. “Right now, I’m shooting 60 meters. In the Olympics it’s 70 meters (77 yards or ¾ the length of a football field).” Although Ethan will be eligible to try out for the 2020 Olympics, he has many tournaments to win between now and then. “My goal is to try to do better and better and to establish a program here at Christ School, because a lot of kids haven’t heard of the sport, but when they see the bow they get interested,” said Ethan. “Archery is a sport that is all about time, precision, and accuracy. If you think that all you have to do is draw back the bow and let go of the string, and it’s always going to land in the middle of the target, then I wish you good luck.” n
Ethan gives Greenies pointers on correct form during Archery Enrichment.
in & around yard a NEWS FROM AROUND CAMPUS
Each and every Greenie is distinctive and noteworthy, but here follows a continuation of our series profiling a few of the fine young men we get to teach, coach, mentor, and learn from each day.
TREY AUSTIN ’19
YOUNG MEN OF DISTINCTION
wo weeks before his 11th grade year at Christchurch School, a day school in his hometown of Greenville, SC, Trey Austin ’19 informed his parents that he wanted to attend Christ School. He had visited CS the previous spring. “I thought, this place is something special; the community is so much more connected than my old school,” said Trey. Although this came as a shock to both his former school and his parents, Trey stocked up on supplies for a dorm room, re-classed as a 10th grader, and headed up the mountain. In another two weeks, Trey was one phone call away from returning home when his father learned he was failing Honors Precalculus. “My dad called me before preseason basketball and said, ‘I’m coming to get you; you are not responsible enough to do this.’ So, I sprinted from the gym to Mr. Krieger’s office.” After a reassuring call from the headmaster, Trey’s dad agreed to give him more time to prove himself.
And with the help of his advisor and teachers, he was able to pull up that grade and has been an Honor Roll student-athlete ever since. Trey said the freedom of being away and on his own has allowed him to try new things. Having played basketball and baseball growing up, Trey decided to give track a try. “I’ve always been kind of fast, but I never thought about doing track.” Making that decision to switch spring sports wasn’t easy, but Trey applied a principle which he adopted at Christ School and mentioned in his senior speech: “Be comfortable being uncomfortable.” Fast forward two years to Spring 2018 and Trey’s performance in several relays as well as long jump, triple jump, and high jump helped CS win its first track and field state championship. And while he still loves basketball and hopes to play in college, he was surprised by the comradery he found on the track team. “Track is really individual, but the coaches – Ashley, Cobb, and Pulsifer – make it like a family,” said Trey. “We all rely on each other and support each other at different events.” Last year he was recognized as an All-Conference and AllState track and field performer. Trey is also a dedicated student who has taken five AP classes in his three years. A member of the National Honor Society, Trey won first place in the Struan (our journal of art and writing) Writing Competition last year for an essay he wrote for AP Language class in response to reading Between the World and Me by Ta-Nahisi Coates. He believes that without Mr. Kaneft’s encouragement he might not have found his love of writing. “I like to write, but he brought it out of me. He told me that there is nothing to be afraid of in loving to write.” Trey is an Eagle Scout who regularly participates in community service. His advisor, Coach Long, describes him as “incredibly talented in whatever he chooses to do. He is polite, but self-assured, reliable and considerate. Though he is talented athletically, he is not one to boast. He is an amazing teammate and a modest human being.” Although he has received at least one college offer for track, he still has his heart set on playing basketball in college. Wherever he goes, he plans to study sports management and hopes to become an NBA agent. n
yatt Gildea ’19 grew up with a love of reading. And it’s no wonder; his father is the business director at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Cincinnati, OH, and his mother runs the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa. “Our house has over 4000 books. There are bookshelves everywhere. If we go to buy new furniture, that’s usually what we come back with,” said Wyatt. As early as age three, Wyatt can remember waking up in the middle of the night to pluck another book off the shelf. He believes that all those books might have led him to his current role as one of the senior editors of our literary magazine, the Struan. Although Wyatt has also taken on leadership roles in Honor Council and as a Servant Leadership Council co-chair, what he is most proud of is the Global Issues Forum (formerly Social Justice Club) that he and Jacob Dowler ’19 founded. Five years ago, it grew out of an informal discussion group started by Father Brown called “Issues to Chew On.” Students and faculty met and discussed current events over pizza. Wyatt and Jacob took that model and started a club with an aim to educate students and faculty “so they can leave the meeting more knowledgeable than when they arrived,” said Wyatt. “We started off with issues from across the globe – Syria and Paris – but then, as students were able to get the big picture idea, it was easier to move into issues that affect our region more directly, such as Hurricane Harvey and the opioid epidemic.” Wyatt’s role (once again, alongside Jacob) as Servant Leadership Chair complements his work in the Global Issues Forum. “We try to find ways that we can give back to our community.” This fall they organized the all-school Day of Service on September 11, finding local non-profit organizations that could use help from students and faculty. Academically, Wyatt’s interests run the spectrum, which could explain why he is so outstanding at Quiz Bowl, an afternoon activity that allows our team to go head-to-head with other schools in a Jeopardy-like format. In fact, for the past two years Wyatt has been the captain of the winning teams in the CS in-house Quiz Bowl tournament. Wyatt said he enjoys “working with teachers in classes that I know will have an impact
WYATT GILDEA ’19
on me.” One of those teachers is Mr. Williams in Honors and AP Biology, “because even though we’d be learning about cells, we would have a discussion about how this is about much more than cells.” Wyatt is a gifted writer who has primarily written poetry, but this year in his Senior Seminar class with his advisor, Mr. Dalton, he is exploring short stories. “I’m trying to get better at fiction and working poetry into it.” Having spent the last three summers studying at Duke TIP and Davidson July Experience, Wyatt was drawn to classes – like Anatomy, Physiology and Medical Ethics, Forensic Anthropology, and Neuroscience – that have led him down a path toward medicine. He said he’s been interested in medicine and working with patients since middle school. “I’m thinking surgeon-related. I want to be around people and I believe that aspect of healing is really honorable.” In the afternoons, he is an intern at Asheville Head, Neck, and Ear Surgeons, shadowing Dr. Ted Rheney, father of Luke Rheney ’21. A semifinalist for the Moorhead Cain Scholarship at UNC-Chapel Hill and a nominee for the Robertson Scholarship at Duke, Wyatt said he could be happy on either campus. Northwestern is also on his radar. “It’s right on the coast of Lake Michigan, the architecture is amazing, and it felt like a place that prepares you for being a future leader.” He has applied to a total of 10 schools. In his down time, Wyatt enjoys the arts, including drawing and playing the piano, which he started in pre-K. “I didn’t take naps – which I regret now – so the music teacher taught me how to play piano,” said Wyatt. “It’s an easy way for me to calm down and take a break.” n
TED PETERSON ’19
YOUNG MEN OF DISTINCTION
ed Peterson ’19 always knew that he liked science, but it wasn’t until he took Mr. Williams’s Biotechnology class freshman year that science became his passion. “I’ve always had a very inquisitive mind; I have a lot of questions and the lab is a good place to figure things out,” said Ted. “I like figuring out the procedure and how you are going to answer that question. It’s not something you can look up in a textbook; it’s something you have to go find yourself.” Ted grew up just outside Asheville in Fairview and followed his older brother Kels ’17, who is now a sophomore at UNC-Chapel Hill, to Christ School. In his five years, he has had an active role in the Environmental Club, Rotary Interact Club, and Medical Interest Club. In addition to being named to the National Honor Society, he is a National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist, has won the Biology Award twice, and was the recipient of the David T. Dodge Scholarship last May. Everyone at CS knows that Ted is a campus scholar,
but they might not know that while he has been speeding through every math, science, and English class in our curriculum, he has simultaneously been working toward an associate’s degree at AB Tech. What began as a way to supplement his learning at CS – such as taking Calculus last year to help him with the mathematics he needed in physics – developed into a way of doubling the square feet of academic ground he could cover while taking a demanding schedule at Christ School. If all goes accord to plan, he will receive his A.S. and his Christ School diploma this May. Although he admits that he struggled with his work ethic in the past, Ted said that once he paired his inquisitiveness with some inspiring classes, everything fell into place. “I have two things driving me: a very questioning mind and the need to learn about things I’m interested in.” Ted lives by an adage repeated by mathematics instructor Mr. Harris – “Education is what’s left when you forget everything”– and he’s not afraid to venture into that territory. According to his advisor and former science teacher, Mr. Williams, “Ted is blessed with an uncommonly able brain that has grown to an uncommonly fine mind. He has a powerful intellect with no discernable limits, but more, he has grown to great empathy as well, with a pool of acceptance of others that surprised even him, leading to realizable dreams of helping mankind by actualizing his own blend of disciplines.” Ted is already tapping that wellspring of empathy and intelligence this year, serving as a lab assistant in various science classes. When he’s not in the lab or the classroom, Ted enjoys fishing at his family’s place in Charleston, SC, where he catches inshore redfish, trout, flounder, and sharks. He also has a regular gig as a dishwasher at Hickory Nut Gap Farm in Fairview, NC. “Washing dishes and working is something I enjoy because it’s kind of meditative and tangible. I complete a task, I put in eight hours, and it feels good, because a lot of times at school it’s a continuous stream of work and seems never-ending. To go and do honest work and be part of something greater than me, like working at an event and meeting interesting local people, that means a lot.” Ted hopes to study Biomedical Engineering at Duke University, where he was admitted Early Decision. “Biomed is a very broad, all-encompassing field, but I think the two things I’m really interested in are developing medicines and artificial prosthetics.” n
hen Michael Wang ’19 joined our community three years ago, he was looking for new challenges and ways to engage. “I wanted to improve in making decisions, being a leader, and getting stronger mentally and physically,” said Michael. And while he claims that he chose to leave his home in China and travel 30 hours to our campus to improve himself, the consensus is that Michael, with his special gift of forging friendships and bridging cultures, has done as much, if not more, to improve the Christ School community. Michael’s advisor, Mr. Mohney, said, “Michael is a great ‘uniter.’ He does not belong to any one group of boys; he belongs to them all and they all belong to him.” Michael radiates strength and confidence and a kind of warmth that wins everyone over, from the 8th and 9th graders in Cuningham, where he serves as a prefect, to his teammates on the football and track teams. Michael speaks of discovering a kind of calling while he has been here. “I came here to improve myself, but after I arrived, I discovered another goal: to build bridges between the Chinese and Americans.” Joining the football team – a sport he had never encountered in China – proved to be a challenging, yet ultimately rewarding, step towards Michael’s growth. “We don’t have team sports back in my high school, so I decided to try it here.” He also ran cross country and throws discus in track. Michael found that the lessons he learned in sports have applied to other aspects of his life. “Athletic ability is one thing, but the other thing is mental toughness. Playing football is really hard – it takes a lot of time and dedication; I thought of quitting” said Michael, “but I’m glad I stuck with it because it’s a fun sport and the mental toughness I’ve learned applies to other scenarios in life; you can choose to give up, or you can push through and finish.” According to Coach Langford, “the thing that impressed me the most about Michael was his great effort; every time he was on the game field or practice field, he gave his all. He was what you look for in a teammate: always happy for the team’s success.” Michael has also made a point of participating in community service. “Service-wise I have done everything: MANNA Food Bank, River Link, Rotary Interact Club, and Environmental Club,”
MICHAEL WANG ’19
said Michael. Furthermore, he has founded two clubs: Calligraphy Club last year and the “Barbell Brigade” (along with friend Charles Redhead ’19) this year. A natural at math and science, Michael decided to balance his schedule with courses that would help him improve his communication skills in English. This year, in addition to AP Biology and AP Statistics, he takes AP English Language and Composition, Public Speaking, and Journalism. He is a member of the National Honor Society and was the Yale Book Award recipient last May. Last summer, back home in China, Michael worked alongside undergraduate students and professionals at the Qingdao Saline-Alkali Tolerant Rice Research and Development Center, doing experimental research to make it possible to grow rice in extremely acidic and basic soil, and thus enhance global food security. Although several CS families have hosted Michael during breaks over the years, he has found a home away from home with Hase Cooper’19 and his family. Michael was lucky enough to join the Coopers on a trip to Mexico last February, and Hase visited Michael over the summer in China, where they visited Qingdao, Beijing, and Chendu. This kind of unofficial international exchange inspires Michael to dwell on the significance of bridging cultures. “As an international student you are here not only for your academics, but for everything; you should make friends and talk with other guys, because the knowledge you learn should not always be from the book,” said Michael. “It should be from your life, too.” n
Head Coach: Tommy Langford Assistant Coaches: Na Brown Travis Harris Nick Luhm Ells Parham ’13 Matt Perse Benjie Shuler Heath Shuler
Captians: Keyvaun Cobb ’19 Saevion Gibbs ’20 Kaedin Robinson ’19 West Shuler ’19
under the lights VARSITY FOOTBALL
Team MVP: Keyvaun Cobb ’19 Off MVP: Kaedin Robinson ’19 Def MVP: West Shuler ’19 Lineman Award: Otto Thom ’19 Courage Award: Larry Johnson ’20 Most Improved: Kiki Alcime ’20
Head Coach: Randy Ashley
New Leadership, Continued Success A year after the varsity team qualified for the NCISAA DI playoffs for the first time, the Greenies finished 10-2 and made it to the DI State Championship game with superb guidance from new Head Coach Tommy Langford. Throughout the season, the Greenies offense was magnificent, scoring nearly 500 points on the season with quarterback Navy Shuler ’20 and wide-receiver Kaedin Robinson ’19 leading the way. Navy was among the nation’s leaders in passing yards, throwing for over 4000 yards and 40 touchdowns, while Kaedin, finished in the top five in the country with 1700 yards and 22 receiving touchdowns. The Greenies were led defensively in the season by Keyvaun Cobb ’19 and Read Sunn ’20. Keyvaun finished second in the nation with 11 interceptions on the season, but he also played running back on the offensive side of the ball. Read, on the other hand, led the team in tackles with an impressive 140 on the season.
After a narrow defeat to Episcopal High School from Houston, TX, early in the season, the Greenies rattled off a nine-game winning streak heading into the State Championship game. Prior to the playoffs, however, the Greenies played in the 93rd meeting of “The Game,” the oldest football rivalry in the Carolinas, and defeated Asheville School in dominant fashion, 48-0. With that win, the Greenies have bested the Blues for seven consecutive years. The Greenies finished the season with the DI State Championship game against the two-time defending state champion, Charlotte Christian, and trailed just 16-14 with minutes left in the second half. The Knights’ size and sheer numbers, however, ended up being too great for the Greenies, who would receive the state runner-up trophy for the fourth time in six years. n
Top: Head Coach Tommy Langford leads the Greenies on the field. Inset: Defensive Back Mikey Peralta ’21 looks on as the offense moves the ball.
Greenies with Grit The 2018 Christ School Cross Country season started HOT with a meet at Rabun Gap at the end of August with the temperature over 90 degrees. The boys ran strong despite the heat and the difficult North Georgia terrain. The grit the Greenies showed in this tough race kept them running strong throughout the season. The team was led by the one-two punch of Andrew Hammel ’20 and Joseph Visconti ’20. The hard work these boys put in during the summer was evident from the first day of preseason in midAugust to the final meet in late October. Andrew and Joseph finished 2nd and 5th respectively in the Eye Opener Invitational in Spartanburg, and then 1st and 4th in the Buncombe County Championships at Asheville Christian Academy to make All-Buncombe. Hammel set a course record at the meet, running 15:46. These two continued their strong performances, ending the season with 1st and 2nd at the CAA Championships, and 2nd and 3rd at the NCISAA 4A State Cross Country Championships. The boys garnered All-Conference and All-State recognition for these efforts. Kilian Mittermeier ’21, Miles Gardner ’20, Jack
Cross ’22, William Saye ’20 and Conner Rowe ’22 were strong varsity performers throughout the season, but all five saved their best performances for the NCISAA 4A State Meet. With rain falling in torrents throughout the day, the Christ School runners showed their grit and mettle by plowing through 3.1 miles of mud and water to finish more than 30 places higher than their pre-race seeds. Overall, the team placed 5th, seven places higher than pre-race rankings projected – and the highest team finish at the NCISAA State Meet since 1990. Many underclassmen show promise for the future, including Thomas Doss ’20, Cade Rodriguez ’21, Sam Jarrett ’22 and Jackson Bewley ’20, but one veteran deserves special recognition. Senior Doug Bland has been a committed member of the Cross Country Program throughout his Christ School career. During his first season, he was plagued with aches and pains in his knees, but he refused to let them keep him from earning – and holding – a spot in the team’s top 10 for four years. One of the most ferocious trainers on the team, Doug was a fantastic captain and role model for younger runners. His coaches will miss his leadership next year. n
Top photo: Greenies Cross Country had their best finish at the State Championship since 1990. Right: Joseph Visconti ’20 races past his competitor at the Buncombe County Championship.
Assistant Coaches: Casey Zager Emily Pulsifer P’15, P’17 Captains: Doug Bland ’19 Andrew Hammel ’20 All-Conference, All-County, All-State Joseph Visconti ’20 All-Conference, All-County, All-State MVP: Andrew Hammel ’20 MIP: Joseph Visconti ’20
Looking Ahead Head Coach: Guy Campbell ’00 Assistant Coaches: Daniel Shaw ’13 Caleb Sonneland Captains: Connor Hall ’20 Thomas May ’19 Davis Lindsey ’20 MVP: Connor Hall ’20 MIP: Carson Campbell ’21
The 2018 Varsity Soccer team went 7-9-1 during the season and 4-2 in the CAA. Though the coaching staff of Guy Campbell ‘00, Daniel Shaw ’13, and Caleb Sonneland felt the group missed opportunities and fell short of its potential, there were valuable lessons learned about teamwork, commitment, and personal responsibility. Fortunately, sports – and soccer in particular – consistently present situations where this kind of personal and group development can occur. Multiple talented seniors who have been steady contributors will be moving on next fall, but the returning underclassmen will be ready for the challenge of competing in the ultra-competitive
4A State classification (two teams in the classification ranked first in the country in 2018). “This year’s group played some great soccer but just couldn’t get the ball to bounce our way in the important games,” said Coach Campbell. “We played a brand of soccer that is sustainable, but we need to start figuring out how to score goals. Being more competitive on an everyday basis and scoring more goals will be our focus in the 2019 season.” n
under the lights
2018 ASHEVILLE SCHOOL WEEK
In the last week of October, with no blue in sight, Christ School rallied school spirit. During the week-long buildup to the game, the seniors won the fourth annual Student/Faculty Basketball Game. There were themed Spirit Days, banners hanging from each dorm, pranks, and a towering bonfire. After a chilly and rainy Friday night, the sun came out just in time for the Parent Council Tailgate, a magnificent buffet spread under a tent on the Stoltz Hall patio. The Greenies took to the field and, cheered on by parents, alumni, and friends, dominated, once again earning the right to keep the Fayssoux-Arbogast Trophy another year.
All-CAA: Connor Hall ’20 Corey Lavinder ’19 Davis Lindsey ’20 Thomas May ’19 All-State: Connor Hall ’20
Top left: Jonny Mennell ’22 gets ready as the last line of the Christ School defense. Right: All-State Midfielder Connor Hall ’20 pushes the ball up the field.
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Alumni, parents, and friends enjoy the pre-game festivities.
the Style the Fans
A Storied Tradition Continues with Greenie Dominance On a cool October afternoon, students, faculty, alumni, and parents converged on Richard Fayssoux Field to witness the 92nd meeting of “The Game.” In the first matchup in 1911, Asheville School shut out Christ School to the tune of 84-0. In 2018, the Greenies returned the favor, defeated the Blues, 48-0, with an incredible team performance.
Above: Kaedin Robinson ’19, one of the nation's leaders in TD's, blows by the Blues defender. Inset left: Dan Stevenson ’72 and Andrew Pearson look on as the Greenies hold the Blues scoreless. Inset right: Nick Dee ’19 celebrates another Greenie touchdown.
45 47 The Greenies asserted their dominance early. After forcing the Blues to punt, the Greenies methodically moved down the field before Keyvaun Cobb ’19 ran for 24 yards to score the first touchdown. Henry Duggins ’20 kicked the extra point to make it 7-0 with 6:02 left in the first quarter. Just minutes later, after a fumble recovery by Ross Oakley ’19, Keyvaun scored again, this time from 31 yards out, and Christ School took a 14-0 lead into the second quarter. Keyvaun continued to impact the game with an interception on the opening play of the second quarter. Back on offense, Kaedin Robinson ’19 and Navy Shuler ’20 connected for a 10-yard aerial score. A second fumble recovery by Ross on the Blues’ next possession set the Greenies up for a pass to Aydan White ’20 in the end zone. The first half must have seemed endless for the Blues when Navy found Brandon Stone ’19 for yet another touchdown with 5:13 still on the clock. In perhaps the most exciting play of the game, Asheville School lined up for a field goal with just 12 seconds left in the first half. A muffed hold was picked up by defensive end Kiki Alcime ’20, who, with the protection of his Greenie teammates, ran 83 yards for the fumble recovery touchdown. The play culminated with a “Philly Special” two-point conversion catch by Navy. When the second half began, Christ School led 42-0, but Dillon Tarves ’20 tacked on a final touchdown in the third quarter to secure the win. Hoisting the Fayssoux-Abrogast Trophy after the game, the team had big plays and consistent teamwork to celebrate on both sides of the gridiron, especially from the Greenie defense which held the Blues to fewer than 60 yards for the game. Though the overall series remains in the Blues’ favor, 50-37-4, the Greenies have made great strides, winning seven-straight and securing 14 of 18 since 2000.
Above left: Aydan White ’20 scores the Greenies' first touchdown of The Game. Above right: Keyvaun Cobb ’19 takes down a Blue.
THE PLANS WE MADE FIVE YEARS AGO TO BEGIN A CAPITAL CAMPAIGN AND RAISE $20 MILLION WERE AS NECESSARY AS THEY WERE AMBITIOUS.
beyond the gate house CAMPAIGN WRAP-UP
I am proud to share that we have exceeded our original goal, and generous donors have given nearly $26 million for the school’s facility and endowment needs. To simply say that it was a team effort would be falling short – it was a total community effort from the very beginning. This outstanding achievement will be an integral part of Christ School’s future and one that will serve the Christ School boys of today and tomorrow. Our sincerest “thank you” goes out to each and every Christ School constituency: alumni, parents, faculty, and friends, all of whom have enabled us to reach our goal. Our success now puts Christ School among the nation’s top schools and allows our boys to enjoy and benefit from the finest facilities, faculty, and opportunities, whether in the dorm, in the classrooms, or on the playing fields. Together, we celebrate our collective effort and acknowledge our shared values of this beloved institution. Christ School is now stronger and well positioned for its future. The Campaign has given us much in terms of support and we appreciate every gift regardless of size. We move forward, knowing that the support you provide will inspire others to continue supporting Christ School and its boys. Thank you again for your generosity, support, and kindness.
Paul M. Krieger Headmaster
Above: Derick Close ’77, Walter Montgomery ’47, P’93, P’96, P’98, and Paul Krieger P’09, P’12 at Dedication of Close | Krieger Athletic Center.
a Celebration fo Success
Honor Roll of Donors This cumulative giving report celebrates contributions received during DRAWING STRENGTH from WITHIN – the CAMPAIGN for CHRIST SCHOOL which began in July of 2013. Below we list with gratitude donors by giving society in recognition of their generosity.
St. Joseph's Society - ($20,000.00 + )
Campaign Leadership Committee Members
Steve Young ’82, Chairman of the Campaign Committee
Nat Hyde ’74, Co-chair Shug Lockett P’07 Bert Scott P’08, Chairman, Board of Trustees Dan Wall P’10, Finance Committee Chair Brian Pecheles ’77 Laura and Mike Grace P’15, Advancement Committee Chair Blake Graeber P’16 Townsend Tanner ’03 Sarah and John Beard ’84, P’18 John Kimberly P’16 Paul Krieger P’09, P’12, Headmaster Tom Connors P’85, P’87 Paige Wheeler, Associate Director of Advancement Betsy Ellis, Director of Advancement Dan Stevenson ’72, P’15, Director of Alumni
Honorary Campaign Co-Chairs
John B. Noland ’64 The Plumlee Family Leslie and Perky Plumlee P’08, P’09, P’11 Miles C. Plumlee ’08 Mason A. Plumlee ’09 Marshal H. Plumlee ’11 Robert H. Stolz, Sr. ’81, P’13 Craig M. Wardlaw, Sr. ’62
Mr. and Mrs. Franklin F. Adams ’96 + Dr. and Mrs. Patrick S. Allison ’79, P’10, P’15 AYCO Charitable Foundation Mr. Edward Mitchell Badgett ’75* The Bailey Foundation Bank of America Matching Gifts Program Baton Rouge Area Foundation Mr. and Mrs. John Sadler Beard ’84, P’18 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Beard ’51, P’84, GP’12, GP’18 + Beaver Family Foundation, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Blakely K. Bell P’15 Mrs. Janet Bradshaw GP’16 Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Bridgeford P’15, P’18, P’20 Mr. and Mrs. William H. Briggs ’55 + Mr. and Mrs. Chester H. Brown, Jr. ’57, P’88, GP’05 + Rev. and Mrs. David C. Brown P’00 Broyhill Family Foundation, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Ronald E. Brumley ’72 Mr. and Mrs. William Byron P’18 The David Belk Cannon Foundation William Coltrane and Norma Craft Cannon Charitable Trust Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Carroll P’20 The P. and C. Carroll Foundation Mr. Maumus F. Claverie, Jr. ’53* Mr. and Mrs. Derick S. Close ’77 Ms. Carolyn Colburn P’17 Mr. David Colburn P’17 Mr. Charles F. Cole GP’07, GP’08* The Columbus Foundation Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Inc. The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, Inc. Community Foundation of Greater Memphis Community Foundation of Western North Carolina Community Health Systems Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin H. Cooper III ’81, P’19, P’23 + Mr. and Mrs. Richard Cunningham P’17 Theodore F. Davidson Trust Dr. and Mrs. Alan D. Davis ’68 Mr. Calvin Blythe Davis ’73, P’18* Mrs. Kelly Davis W’73, P’18 Mr. and Mrs. Denis R. de St. Aubin P’13 Mr. and Mrs. William Dixon GP’18 Mr. Peter G. Dodge ’95 Peter G. Dodge Foundation Mr. and Mrs. J. Hagood Ellison, Jr. ’68 + Estate of Clayton Davis ’64 + Estate of James S. Patty + Mr. and Mrs. Laurance Eustis III ’60 Mr. and Mrs. Brian Fenn P’17, P’18 Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Mr. and Mrs. Jim Fitzsimmons P’15 Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Flachs P’17, P’18 Foundation for the Carolinas Mr. and Mrs. Peter Freeman P’18 Mr. Stanley C. Gibson, C.F.E. ’58, GP’08 Mr. and Mrs. Michael F. Grace P’15 Mr. and Mrs. Blake Graeber III P’16 Mr. and Mrs. George Griswold II ’59 Mr. and Mrs. William C. Grubb P’18 Mr. and Mrs. Tommy L. Haddock P’96 Mr. and Mrs. Steve Hall P’20 Mr. and Mrs. Watts Hamrick III P’21 Mr. and Mrs. Walter W. Hannah, Jr. ’72 Mr. Sam Talmadge Hardman ’88 The Dot & Lam Hardman Family Foundation, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Edmund H. Hardy ’57, P’99 + Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Hartenstein, Jr. ’53 The Kennedy-Herterich Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Dieter K. Herterich P’04 Mr. and Mrs. Morgan K. Herterich ’04 Mr. Jerry Highsmith and Mrs. Donna Van Ness Highsmith P’88 + Mr. and Mrs. Van D. Hipp, Jr. P’18 Mrs. Dorothy A. Hudson W’49
Mr. John R. Hudson, Jr. ’49* Drs. Ted and Nancy Humble P ‘14 Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Hussey III P’14 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Husslein P’14 Mr. and Mrs. Nat M. Hyde ’74 + Mr. and Mrs. Richard G. Jennings III ’73 K.P.B. Corporation Mr. and Mrs. William J. Kearney IV ’78, P’20 Mr. William J. Keenan* Mr. and Mrs. John D. Kimberly P’16 Mr. and Mrs. Roger E. King P’12 Mr. and Mrs. Paul M. Krieger P’09, P’12 Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Lilly P’19 Kevin and Lesley Lilly Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Walker Lockett P’07 Dr. and Mrs. Ralph C. Loomis P’10, P’13, P’16 Mr. and Mrs. Michael Luce P’16 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lynch P’18 Mr. R. Dale Mackie ’56* Dr. and Mrs. Peter Mangone P’13 Mary C. Kistler FBO Grace Hospital Trust Mr. Joseph Tooke Massey, Jr. ’65 +
Drs. David and Lisa May P’14 P’19 Mr. Burnet Maybank III P’10, P’13 Mr. and Mrs. Albert McCauley GP’13, GP’21 Mr. and Mrs. John McCauley P’13 Mr. and Mrs. James H. McLawhorn P’18 ME Devco NC Limited Mebane Charitable Foundation, Inc. Mr. G. Allen Mebane ’48* Mr. and Mrs. John A. Mell ’75, P’18 Mr. and Mrs. Hal Milholen P’15 Ms. Virginia D. Molloy P’18 Mr. and Mrs. Walter S. Montgomery, Jr. ’47, P’93, P’96, P’98 The Rose & Walter Montgomery Foundation Mr. and Mrs. C. Louis Moore, Jr. P’11, P’14 Mr. and Mrs. Eben S. Morrow, Jr. ’60 + Mr. Benjamin F. Mulford ’12 Mr. Price P. Mulford ’11 Mr. and Mrs. Robert Murchison P’11 Mr. and Mrs. Steve W. Nesbitt ’58, GP’18 Mr. and Mrs. John B. Noland ’64 + Mr. and Mrs. McKee Nunnally GP’19
1 5 Campaign
$26,773,224 total raised * deceased +David Page Harris Society
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Oliver P’17, P’19 Mr. Charles Parker and Mrs. Michelle Ulmer-Parker P’19 Mr. and Mrs. Philip S. Patrick ’58 + Mr. and Mrs. Robert N. Patrick ’73 Mr. and Mrs. Brian L. Pecheles ’77 + Ms. Nancy Perot P’11, P’12 Philip L. Van Every Foundation Mr. Mason A. Plumlee ’09 Mr. Miles C. Plumlee ’08 Mr. and Hon. J. R. Purvis P’15, P’22 Mr. and Mrs. Julian A. Rand III P’13 Ms. Judy Reibel Mr. and Mrs. Patrick M. Reily ’59 Renaissance Charitable Foundation, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Philip W. Safriet ’73 Mr. and Mrs. Michael Sanderson P’17 Mr. and Mrs. Robert Schleusner P’20 The Charles Schwab Foundation The Schwab Fund for Charitable Giving Mr. Bertram L. Scott P’08 + Second Chance Foundation
Ms. Sally A. Serenius P’80, GP’06, GP’09* Mr. Alan H. Shaw ’39* Mr. Robert F. Shuford ’55 + Ms. Angela B. Simmons P’18 and Mr. Jeff Behmer Mr. and Mrs. Cameron Smail ’72 Mr. Steven Smith P’16 Mr. and Mrs. Bryan T. Smoots P’16, P’18, P’19 Mr. Albert Lee Sneed, Jr. ’61 The Spartanburg County Foundation Mr. and Mrs. John S. Stevens ’52, P’86 + Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Stolz, Sr. ’81, P’13 Mr. and Mrs. Theodore D. Stoney, Jr. ’68 Mr. and Mrs. Frank Surface III P’19 Mr. David C. Swann ’59* Mrs. Nancy Swann W’59 Switzer Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. James Layton Switzer, Jr. ’76 Dr. and Mrs. Paul K. Switzer III ’73 Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Bryan Taylor P’15 Mr. and Mrs. James G. Taylor, Jr. ’90 Mr. and Mrs. Norwood C. Thornton P’16 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Visconti P’20
Mrs. Patience D. Walker P’74, P’76* The David S. Walker, Jr. Foundation Trust Mr. and Mrs. Daniel T. Wall P’10 Mr. and Mrs. Craig M. Wardlaw, Sr. ’62 + Mr. and Mrs. H. Mitchell Watson, Jr. ’54 + Wells Fargo Educational Matching Gift Program Westfeldt Foundation (Greater New Orleans Foundation) Mr. and Mrs. Thomas D. Westfeldt II ’70 + Quincy Foil White and Michael C. White P’12 Mr. Josh A. Whitney ’09 Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Whitney ’80, P’06, P’09 + Mr. and Mrs. J. Douglas Wilkins P’05 Mr. and Mrs. Dwight W. Willingham ’76 The Winston-Salem Foundation Wren Foundation, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Yanik P’04, P’08 Jane H. & William D. Young Foundation Mrs. Jane H. Young P’82 Mr. and Mrs. Stephen T. Young ’82 Mr. and Mrs. Guoming Zhou P’14 Ziff Properties, Inc.
Cornerstone - ($10,000.00 + ) Anonymous Mr. James S. Agnew ’55 Mr. and Mrs. Paul C. Aughtry III P’17, P’18 Mr. and Mrs. Jim Babb GP’15 Bank of America N.A. Mr. and Mrs. William P. Battle P’09 Mr. Earle Bensing GP’06 Mr. and Mrs. George A. Berger, AICP ’83 Mr. and Mrs. William R. Bourne P’14 Mr. and Mrs. Harold J. Bowen, Jr. ’47* Mr. and Mrs. Adam N. Boyd P’14 Mr. and Mrs. William J. Brown P’19 Mr. and Mrs. Gregory G. Busdicker ’75 Mr. and Mrs. Grady G. Byrd, Jr. ’57, P’80, GP’07, GP’11 Dr. and Mrs. John F. Campbell ’73 BGEN and Mrs. Chalmers R Carr, Jr. USAF(Ret.) ’56, GP’15 Mr. and Mrs. William Clarke P’11, P’19 Mr. William L. Cobb ’61 + Mr. and Mrs. Tom Coffey GP’17, GP’20 Community Foundation of Gaston County, Inc. Community Foundation of South Alabama Mr. and Mrs. Thomas N. Connors P’85, P’87 + Mr. and Mrs. Barry Cook P’01 Mr. and Mrs. Dale Critz, Jr. P’18 Drs. Stephen and Sherry David P’18, P’21 Mr. Denis R. de St. Aubin, Jr. ’13 Mr. and Mrs. Frank D. Foley P’12, P’13 Mr. and Mrs. William H. Ford, Jr. ’81, P’19, P’21 Ford’s Redi-Mix Concrete Co., Inc. Col. and Mrs. Frank C. Foster, Jr. ’60 Freedom Smokes, Inc. Ms. Nella Fulton GP’18, GP’20 Mr. and Mrs. Henry W. Garbee, Jr. P’16, P’20 Mr. and Mrs. M. Michel Georgion ’44 + Mr. Robert Germain P’18 Mr. Carl E. Gibson, Jr. P’90, P’98 Mr. Grover C. Godwin, Jr. ’37* Ms. Shirley Gooch GP’17 Dr. and Mrs. Gordon I. Groh P’16 P’20 Ms. Spencer H. Guthery P’13, P’16 Mr. and Mrs. Gerald D. Hardison, Jr. P’21 Colonel and Mrs. William L. Hauser ’50 Mr. Michael David Hill ’90 Mr. and Mrs. John E. Hine ’67, P’07 Trust of Lawrence Shackleford Holt Ms. Virginia G. Hunneke P’17 Mr. and Mrs. Steven A. Hurr P’07 Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Hussey GP’14
Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Ingle P’18 Ingles Markets, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence N. Johnson ’87, P’20 Mr. and Mrs. Todd A. Johnson P’17 JP Morgan Chase Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Walter C. Keenan P’14, P’16 Mr. William E. King, Jr. ’75, P’08 Mr. and Mrs. Herbert F. Kreimer III P’19 Mr. and Mrs. Andrew C. Lee P’20 Mr. and Mrs. T. Mikell Leland, Jr. ’86 Mr. and Mrs. Ruhong Li P’17 Mr. and Mrs. Lianjun Lin P’21 Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Lynch P’14 Margaret B. Bowen 1998 Charitable Remainder Untrust Mr. and Mrs. Charles Marshall Mr. David Masich Dr. and Mrs. William A. McCann P’16 Mr. Thomas C. McCarty ’75 Col. and Mrs. Julian W. McCracken, USA(Ret.) ’51 + Mr. and Mrs. John McNichols P’19 Mr. and Mrs. Edward Mitchell GP’20 Mr. and Mrs. David Moltke-Hansen Mr. Richard Bowden Moore ’90 Mr. and Mrs. Daniel R. Murchison ’11 Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Murphy P’19 Mr. and Mrs. John L. Pace P’11, P’14 Mr. and Mrs. Jon A. Pace P’14 Mr. and Mrs. William M. Peebles ’72 Mr. and Mrs. Scott D. Peterson P’17, P’19 Ramsay Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Julius M. Ramsay ’66 Mr. R. Michael Ranson P’14 Reily Foundation / Michael M. Reily Memorial Mr. and Mrs. Zhigang Ren P’17 Mr. and Mrs. Edward V. Roberts, Jr. ’61 + Ms. Mimi Robinson Bowen GP’17 Mr. and Mrs. Alexander K. Rogers ’59 Mr. and Mrs. J. Ranson Roussel ’87 Mr. and Mrs. John L. Ruffin P’07
Mr. Ronald G. Sherrill GP’22 Mr. and Mrs. Ronald G. Sherrill P’22 Mr. and Mrs. Jack L. Smallpage ’06 Mr. and Mrs. Broadus W. Stewart ’75 Mr. and Mrs. Denis M. Stokes P’12 Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Strayhorn P’13 Mr. and Mrs. Dianen Su P’19 Mr. and Mrs. James T. Tanner ’03 Tarheel Paving Inc. The Dugan Foundation Mr. George P. E. Thornton ’16 Dr. and Dr. Richard K. Toomey ’73 TSC Foundation TSH Charitable Foundation Mr. David S. Walker ’42* Mr. and Mrs. Qian Wang P’19 Mr. and Mrs. Stephen H. Watson P’12, P’14, P’16 Mr. and Mrs. Elton Roland Wright ’73 Mr. Christopher Louis Yelton ’82 Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth R. Youngblood ’49 YourCause - Corporate Employee Giving Programs Mr. and Mrs. Xianghong Zhang P’17 Mr. and Mrs. Dong Zhao P’18 Mr. and Ms. Yiqun Zhou P’19
Wetmore - ($5,000.00 + ) Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Aiken P’04 Allergy Partners of WNC American International Group, Inc. Aramark Campus Service Mr. and Mrs. James J. Baldwin III P’90 Bankers Insurance, LLC Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Baumrucker, M.D. ’73 + Mr. and Mrs. Peter Birch P’13 Mr. and Mrs. D. Todd Blevins P’16, P’18 Blue Ridge Bone and Joint Mr. and Mrs. John R.C. Bowen ’67 + Mr. Robert A. Boylan, Jr. ’66, P’86
donors named Christ School in their estate plans totaling at least $4 million which will someday enlarge the endowment and secure the future of the school
* deceased +David Page Harris Society
$889,196 raised for the 2017-18 Annual Loyalty Fund, the most in Christ School history
Mr. Charles Frederic Boynton ’54* Dr. and Mrs. Mark S. Brazinski P’14, P’18 Dr. Eric Breiter and Dr. Katherine Breiter P’22 Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Bryant ’79 Mr. and Mrs. Kevin R. Burke P’16, P’18 Mr. and Mrs. Bill Butcher P’20 Carolina Alliance Bank Mrs. Charlene Carroll GP’20 Mr. Fernando E. Casasco and Mrs. Catherine L. Couch P’09 Mr. and Mrs. Rives Castleman P’20 Mr. and Mrs. Gary E. Chambers ’67 Mr. Robert Glen Clawson III ’88 Mr. and Mrs. Craig Cooper P’20 Mr. and Mrs. C. Mitchell Cox P’15 Dr. and Dr. Todd Cross P’22 Mr. and Mrs. Charles Darsie ’58 Mr. and Mrs. Chuck de Krafft P’18 Mr. and Mrs. Fred H. Deaton, Jr. GP’03 Mr. and Mrs. Edward H. deSaussure III ’74 Mr. and Mrs. John C. Dobbs, Jr. ’95 Mr. and Mrs. Richard DuBose P’19 Mrs. Susan Dunlap* Mr. E. F. DuPree ’66 + Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Elliott P’04 Dr. Dabney M. Ewin ’43, P’70 + Mrs. Richard Fayssoux, Jr. W’45 P’67, P’71* Mr. and Mrs. Louis M. Freeman GP’18 Mr. and Mrs. Michael B. Freeman P’16 Mr. and Mrs. Hongchao Gao P’18 Dr. and Dr. John Gardner P’20, P’22 GE Foundation Good Manors, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. George F. Goosmann IV P’18 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas D. Gresley, Jr. ’79, P’06 Luther and Claire Griffith Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Luther T. Griffith P’11 Gustaf W. McIlhenny Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Gregory G. Hardwick P’21 Mr. Benard Roy Harris ’69 Mr. and Mrs. Henry C. Hawthorne III P’17 Mr. and Mrs. Gary Hecimovich P’18, P’20 Mr. and Mrs. John S. Heinitsh, Sr. ’73 Mr. and Mrs. John S. Hill, Sr. P’82 Rev. and Mrs. David Hodges P’18 Dr. and Mrs. Frederick L. Howell P’97 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Huie P’02 Mr. and Mrs. Chip Johnson P’17 Mr. Jim Kelligrew P’19 Mr. and Mrs. R. Andrew King, Jr. ’82, P’19 Captain and Mrs. John C. Knapp, USNR P’91 Mr. and Mrs. Graham S. Lail P’15, P’20 Mr. and Mrs. Jun Leng P’16 Mr. and Mrs. Guanlin Li P’16 Mr. and Ms. Chao Liang P’21 Mr. and Mrs. Michael Lintz P’16, P’19 Mr. and Mrs. Bing Lu P’15 Mr. and Mrs. Grover C. Maxwell III P’08, P’11 Mr. and Mrs. John F. Mayer ’77 Mr. and Mrs. Howard S. McDill P’16, P’18 Mr. and Mrs. Alec W. McDougall III ’84 Rt. Rev. Jose A. McLoughlin, Bishop Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence R. Miller ’66 Milliken & Company Mr. and Mrs. Alex Mitchell P’18 Monkee’s Mr. and Mrs. John D. Montgomery ’98 Mr. and Mrs. Walter Scott Montgomery IV ’93 Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Global Impact Funding Trust, Inc Mr. and Mrs. James A. Muse, Jr. ’67, P’11 Nichols Foundation, Inc. Mr. Michael Whiting Nichols ’90 Nursery Place Mr. and Mrs. Grant B. Osborne P’14 Mr. Charles D. Owen, Jr.
Peak Energy Mrs. Elizabeth Perry P’22 Mr. and Mrs. J. Yorke Pharr III ’66 PNL Companies Mr. James G. Poole III P’17 Ms. Deborah Pressley P’05 and Mr. Stephen Gordon Mr. and Mrs. Scott Pritchard P’18 Pasquale & Rose Procacci Charitable Foundaiton Mrs. Barbara Rackley W ’54 Mr. and Mrs. Scott Rasco P’18 Mr. and Mrs. John A. Redhead IV P’19 Mr. and Mrs. Max O. Redic III P’20 Savannah Community Foundation Mr. Royal Shannonhouse IV ’72 Mr. and Mrs. Harry Shaw P’15 Ms. Patricia Shepherd P’91 Mr. and Mrs. Chris Skisak P’14 Mr. and Mrs. Ross Sloan P’17 Smallpage Family Foundation Col. and Mrs. Jose E. Stuntz, USAF(Ret.) ’53 Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Sylvester, Jr. ’57 The Harris~Legacy Foundation The Stelio and Betty Tracy Corte Charitable Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Clint Thorman Col. and Mrs. John O. Turnage, USA ’57, P’84 Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Twomey ’73 UBS/Paine Webber Mr. and Mrs. Dave Warriner P’15 Mr. and Mrs. David T. Watters ’75 Mr. and Mrs. G. Alfred Webster P’02 Mr. Ralph K. Webster ’65 and Mrs. Patricia Freeman Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wheeler Mr. Hayes B. Whitney ’06 Wilkins Investments, LLC Ms. Lynn P. Williams P’23 Mr. C. Bruce Woodward ’68 Young Transportation Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Yow ’75 Mr. and Mrs. Jinglong Yu P’21 Mr. and Mrs. Richard Zantzinger P’20 Mr. and Mrs. Guanming Zhang P’21 Mr. and Mrs. Jianchun Zhang P’17 Mr. Qigan Zhou ’14 Mr. and Mrs. Wei Zhou P’19 Mr. and Mrs. David M. Ziegler P’06 Mr. and Mrs. Mark Jakob Zimmerli ’87
Galax Leaf - ($2,500.00 + )
students and faculty who can dine together in Stolz Hall
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis D. Akers, Jr. P’16, P’20 Mr. and Mrs. George H. Andrews P’20 Arch & Company Mr. Stephen Christopher Arch ’81 Mr. and Mrs. Michael Aronstein Mr. and Mrs. Damon C. Bidencope P’16 Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Bills P’14 Mr. and Mrs. Craig Booher P’20 Mr. and Mrs. Matthew C. Bourne ’75 Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Brie P’18, P’21 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Converse Bright ’58, P’84 Dr. and Mrs. Thomas H. Burke ’70 Mr. Donelson T. Caffery, Jr. ’69 Ms. Clair G. Campbell P’14 Mr. Arthur Carlson ’62 Mr. and Mrs. Tom Carpenter GP’18 Mr. and Mrs. Chalmers R. Carr III P’15 Mr. Daryl M. Carter P’21 Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Cashion P’20 Mr. and Mrs. William Caves P’18 Mr. and Mrs. Donald L. Chamberlain ’56 Charlottesville Area Community Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Huiming Chen P’19 Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Cioce P’13 Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Clawson, Jr. P’88 Community Foundation of Henderson County, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Garrison Conner Ms. Sarah Corrigan P’18 Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Coss P’17 Mr. Charles M. Cox ’15 Dr. and Mrs. Jim Cummings P’21 Mr. and Mrs. Olivier C. Dabezies ’91 Mr. and Mrs. Edwin A. Dalrymple P’14 Mr. and Mrs. James A. Dator, Ph.D. ’51 Dr. Samuel P. Davis and Dr. Stephanie Davis P’22 Mr. and Mrs. Daniel L. Deuterman P’16 Mr. and Mrs. Jiwei Dong P’21 Mrs. Cathy Drennan P’21 Mr. and Mrs. Jon Dressler P’20 Mr. and Mrs. Yan Du P’22 Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Duggins P’20 Mr. and Mrs. William Ryan Dukes ’98 East Tennessee Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Jim Easterling P’16 The Edwards Charitable Foundation Mr. and Mrs. William L. Edwards ’86 Mr. and Mrs. George Ellison P’15 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Farnsworth Jr. GP’17 Mr. and Mrs. Gerald James Fawcett ’57
* deceased +David Page Harris Society
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas D. Ferguson II P’22 Mr. and Mrs. Milton E. Foster P’15 Franklin Business Solutions Freeport-McMoRan Foundation Mr. Paul Fulton GP’18, GP’20 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Glenn IV ’89 Goosmann Rose Colvard & Cramer
Greenstone Charitable Fund Gresley Landscapes Mr. Scott Lenior Gwyn ’75 Drs. Ryan and Amy Haldeman P’19, P’21 Hardison Building Mr. and Mrs. William H. Hasskamp, RN ’67 Dr. and Mrs. William L. Haynes P’14
$11.2 million raised for Capital Projects
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry A. Heindl P’94 Mr. and Mrs. William U. Henderson ’69 High Point Community Foundation Mr. John Sessions Hill, Jr. ’82 Mr. Thomas B. Hilton P’97 Mr. and Mrs. Buckner Hinkle, Jr. ’66 Dr. and Mrs. John Hooker P’19 Mr. and Mrs. Willis B. Huffman ’82 Mr. Kyle S. Hurr ’07 Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Hyche P’94 Dr. George K. Ibrahim P’12 Idlewild Contracting Company Dr. and Mrs. Jay C. Jansen P’16 Mr. and Mrs. William Janvier P’16, P’19 Dr. and Mrs. David Jarrett P’22 Mr. and Mrs. Todd A. Johnson ’92 Mrs. Gretchen Johnston GP’18 Dr. and Mrs. Benjamin R. Jones P’09 Mr. and Mrs. Duncan L. Jones, Sr. P’16 Mr. and Mrs. William T. Kennedy ’48 Mr. and Mrs. John C. Knapp, Jr. ’91 Mr. and Mrs. Barrett Kollme P’17 Mr. and Mrs. David d. Lanaux ’75 Mr. and Mrs. David P. Lanier P’11, P’12 Dr. and Mrs. Charles M. LeCroy II P’18, P’19 Mr. and Mrs. Caldwell D. Lowrance, Jr. P’19 Mr. and Mrs. Frank H. Lucius P’12 Col. and Mrs. James H. Lyon, USA(Ret.) ’63 Mrs. Martha Lytle GP’20 Mrs. Olga Petrovich Mahoney and Mr. Kevin Mahoney P’20 Mr. and Mrs. John J. Maloney P’14 Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Manning P’19 Mr. and Mrs. Wyndham M. Manning III ’66, P’04 Mr. and Mrs. David R. Mathison, Sr. ’70, P’07 Mr. and Mrs. C. James McCarthy P’80, GP’19 Mr. and Mrs. Shaun M. McCarthy ’80, P’19 Mr. and Mrs. William S. McNeeley P’06 Mr. and Mrs. Marc E. McQueen ’92 Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Miles Mr. William James Montgomery ’96 Dr. Kenneth E. Moore and Mrs. Carolyn O’Garro-Moore P’06 Mr. Joe Mouer and Rev. Patricia W. Mouer P’13, P’17 Mr. and Mrs. John C. Muller P’16 Mr. and Mrs. Scott Murrah P’16 Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Murray Dr. and Mrs. Richard J. Nasca P’89, P’93 Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Neil III ’81 Mrs. Barbara M. Nesbitt Mr. and Mrs. Ian B. Ogilvie ’68
Mr. and Mrs. James Peterson GP’17, GP’19 Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Phillips Dr. and Mrs. Edward T. Plyler P’14 Ms. Sarah Poole P’17 Mr. and Mrs. Lee Porter P’17 Mr. Larry Pulliam Ms. Barrett S. Ranson P’14 The Rev. Jess L. Reeves, Jr. + Reynolds American Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Pete Robinson P’12, P’16 Mrs. Bonnie H. Rumsey W’60 Mr. Dexter C. Rumsey III ’60* Mr. and Mrs. Yi Sang P’20 Mr. and Mrs. Steve Saye P’18, P’20 Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Schiebout P’16 Mr. John M. Schnorrenberg ’49 Col. and Mrs. Timothy C. Scobie, USA(Ret.) ’58 Mr. Haihua Shen P’17 Mr. and Mrs. Lijun Shen P’17 Dr. and Mrs. Steven Sherman P’19 Mr. and Mrs. Heath Shuler P’20 Mr. and Mrs. William B. Simons IV ’73 Mr. and Mrs. Mark F. Sinsky P’15 Sinsky-Arrington Family Foundation Sitework Development LLC. Mr. and Mrs. Sam Sloan GP’14, GP’17 Dr. Edwin H. Smail ‘70 and Mrs. Nancy F. Jarrell + Mr. and Mrs. Denis Snyder P’22 Mr. and Mrs. W. Edward Souther, Jr. ’63 Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Stender Mr. and Mrs. Daniel R. Stevenson II ’72, P’15 Mr. and Mrs. Palmer Straughn Mr. Arthur P. Swanson ’71 Synergy Coverage Solutions Mr. and Mrs. Zerong Tang P’21 Mr. and Mrs. Adam L. Taylor ’82 Mr. and Mrs. Andrew C. Taylor ’87 Dr. and Mrs. Spence M. Taylor P’11 Mr. and Mrs. Peter Thom P’19 Mr. Drew S. Thorp ’04 Mr. and Mrs. Eric E. Thorp ’01 Mr. G. S. Thorp P’01, P’04 Tortuga Operating Company Mr. and Mrs. James O. Treadaway, Jr. P’20 U.S. Trust Company of North Carolina Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Valentine P’06 The Rev. and Mrs. James K. P. Van Zandt ’70 Vanguard Charitable Dr. and Mrs. Charles Vasey P’18 Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Waddell III ’62 Ms. Qianyu Wang P’22
Mrs. Carolyn C. Ware W ’57 Mr. Samuel Harder Ware ’57* Mr. and Mrs. Peter B. Waters ’69 Mr. and Mrs. Darrel Wells P’18 Dr. and Mrs. Robert Wiggins, Jr. P’11, P’14 Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow W. Willard, Jr. P’06 Dr. and Mrs. Kevin L. Williams P’18
Mr. and Mrs. Richard H. Williams P’20 Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Woodman, CPA ’78 Mr. and Mrs. Tom Worth III P’22 Mr. and Mrs. Qiang Yuan P’16 Mr. and Mrs. Ren Rong Zhang P’15 Mr. and Mrs. Qilai Zheng P’21
donors contributed to the Close | Krieger Athletic Center, the largest capital project in Christ School’s history
* deceased +David Page Harris Society
Angelus - ($1,500.00 + )
Mr. and Mrs. Forester Adams P’20 Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Allen IV ’86 Mr. Ross O. Allen ’66 AltaVista Wealth Management Asheville Investment Partners Mr. and Mrs. Victor Austin, Jr. P’19 Mr. Mark Avera and Mrs. Stacy Theoharis-Avera P’21 Mr. and Mrs. John Baron P’17 Beard Hardwoods, INC. Mr. Blake H. Bickford P’12, P’16 Mrs. Clara Bitter W’59, P’00 Mr. Stephen D. Bitter ’59, P’00* Blackhawk Construction Mr. and Mrs. Bruce W. Blake P’07 Ms. Bari Blanks P’19 Mr. Edel Blanks P’19 Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Bonds P’14, P’16 Mr. and Mrs. Matthew B. Bready ’84 Mr. Thomas Converse Bright ’84 Mrs. Nancy Brown GP’20 Mrs. Doris Burke GP’16, GP’18 Ms. Dawn Burks P’13 Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Caffery P’19 Mr. and Mrs. M. Gordon Caffery ’76 Mr. and Mrs. Burt A. Capel P’21 Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Carson III P’20 Mr. and Mrs. Donald A. Carver, Jr. ’87 Dr. and Mrs. Greg Clarity P’16 Mr. and Mrs. Samuel R. Clawson ’66 Cleveland Foundation Mrs. Anne Cochran GP’19 Community Foundation of the Great River Bend Mr. and Mrs. Michael D. Connolly P’20 Mr. and Mrs. Peter F. Conway Mr. and Mrs. Fred C. Craft, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Harold G. Cushman III P’14 Mr. Jim Dalton P’12 Mr. and Mrs. Paul Davidson P’03 Mr. and Mrs. John G. Davies Mr. and Mrs. George T. Davis, Jr. ’72 Mr. and Mrs. William L. Delmar ’61 Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Dickson, CLU ’58 Mr. and Mrs. Craig T. Dishner P’18 Mr. and Mrs. Bill Dodenhoff P’19 Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy F. Douglass ’58 Mr. Robert G. Douglass ’63 Mr. and Mrs. Michael Drendel P’23 Mr. and Mrs. Will DuBose P’20 Mr. and Mrs. Marcel Duhaime P’18
Mr. John Roxborough Edwards ’73 The Electronic Office Mr. and Mrs. James Ellis Eventbrite Mr. and Mrs. Dabney M. Ewin, Jr. ’70 + Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Fawley P’18 Fern Creek Builders Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan A. Folley ’75 Foothills Community Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Franke P’16 Dr. David G. Futch ’50* Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth J. Gaylord P’14, P’15 Gentle Dental Care Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ginden GP’17 Mr. and Mrs. Paisley Gordon, Jr. P’17 Dr. and Mrs. David Graham P’16, P’18, P’21 Mr. and Mrs. James S. Guignard ’59 Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Hadley GP’17* Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Hall, Jr. P’16 Mr. and Mrs. John Andrew Hamilton, Jr. ’53 Mr. Lyndon Helton P’17 Mr. and Mrs. Maurice H. Hendrick ’67 Mr. and Mrs. Gene Hendricks GP’19 Mr. and Mrs. Stephen M. Higgins P’22 Mr. and Mrs. George Hillhouse P’16 Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lockhart Hinkle ’69 Mr. and Mrs. William Holloway P’21 Mr. and Dr. Jeff Howden P’22 Mr. and Mrs. Rick Hoyle P’19 Mrs. Arlene H. Hughes W’62 Mr. Michael L. Hughes ’62* Mr. Dennis Hulsing P’14, P’17 Ms. Jill Hulsing P’14, P’17 Mr. and Mrs. Gary Hunt GP’19 Mr. and Mrs. Drew P. Hyche ’94 Ms. Harriet M. Jackson P’05
$5 million added to the endowment through the generosity of 186 donors
Mr. and Mrs. Pat James P’88 Mr. and Mrs. George Janvier GP’16, GP’19 Estate of Frances & Donald Jenkins + Jennings Builders Supply and Hardware Mr. Matthew H. Johnson ’03 Mrs. Mary Dae Justice Mrs. G.N. Koon GP’01, GP’04 Dr. and Mrs. Mark Lemel P’18 Mr. and Mrs. Graylyn P. Loomis ’10 Dr. and Mrs. Jonathan Lowry P’19 Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Lawman Lucas III ’90 Dr. and Mrs. Wayne B. Lucas P’14, P’18 Mrs. Nina Mackie Mr. Jose M. Martin P’09, P’11, P’13 Dr. and Mrs. Albert R. Matheny III ’68 Mr. Tommy Mayes P’20 Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin F. McAlhany III P’19 Mr. and Mrs. Bob McCamy, Jr. P’18 Mr. and Mrs. Lewis McElreath Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy McEntire III P’14 Mr. and Mrs. Donald G. McLennan, Jr. ’72 Mr. and Mrs. David McVey GP’17 Mr. and Mrs. Peter E. Menge ’63 Merck Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Michael Mohney P’23 CDR and Mrs. R. B. Moore II ’58, P’90 Mr. and Mrs. Bradford D. Muller P’20 Mr. and Mrs. James H. Nance P’92 Mr. and Mrs. Mike Oakley P’19 Mr. and Mrs. Patrick O’Bryant P’20 Mr. and Mrs. Glenn R. Oxner ’56 Mr. and Mrs. Guy Patterson P’08 Mr. and Mrs. Weston Patterson ’72 Payroll Plus Ms. Diane Pennington Mr. Randall W. Peterson, Jr. ’86 Dr. and Mrs. Cecil Pless GP’15, GP’17 Mr. and Mrs. Millard P. Plumlee III P’08, P’09, P’11 Mr. and Mrs. Earl Poitevent III GP’17, GP’18 Mr. David Quin ’72 Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Ramsey Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Reinhardt P’16 Mr. and Mrs. Dave Roberts P’17 Dr. and Mrs. Robert L. Rumsey ’71 Mr. and Mrs. John I. Saalfield, Jr. ’69, P’12 SCANA Corporation Ms. Paula A. Sewell P’15 Dr. and Dr. Sachin Shah P’22 Show Pros Event Services of Chapel Hill, Inc. Mrs. Dorothy Shuford GP’14 Dr. and Mrs. Jack W. Simmons, Jr. ’65
58 Mr. Cotesworth P. Simons ’74 Mrs. Alice Smyth W’54 South Carolina Christian Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Michael Stephanides P’12, P’14 Stephanie and Stuart Bloch Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Steve Stone P’17 Mr. and Mrs. Noel A. Sullivan, Jr. ’51 Mr. and Mrs. Yujiang Sun P’16 The Drew and Maggie Butcher Fund The Riley Companies, LLC The Winston-Salem Foundation Dr. and Dr. Edward R. Thomas IV P’21 Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Thompson P’20 TIAA-CREF Mr. and Mrs. William Toliver P’16 Mr. Peter Julian Townsend ’86 Mr. and Mrs. Michael Turley, Sr. P’17 Mr. and Mrs. James P. Tye III P’12, P’13 U. S. Trust Bank of America Private Wealth Management Dr. and Mrs. James G. Warmbrod, Jr. P’94 Mr. and Mrs. John H. Warren III ’64 Mr. and Mrs. A. Jordan Washburn ’55 + Mr. John McBride Wasson, Jr. ’57
Mr. and Mrs. Lyles B. Webster ’02 Dr. and Mrs. Richard S. Wells ’50 Mr. and Mrs. Oliver B. White, Sr. ’62, P’91 Wiley Inc. Mr. and Mrs. James C. Wiley ’82 Mr. Anthony S. Willard Mr. Gary D. Williams and Mrs. Janice E. Stoltz P’06 Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wondrasch Mr. and Mrs. Charles P. Wright, Jr. ’53 Mr. Danny Wyatt and Mrs. Ginny Koranek P’04 Mr. and Mrs. Lenton L. Yates, Jr. P’14 Mr. and Mrs. Xiangkui Zhang P’19 Mr. Billy Zimmerman P’18
Headmaster's - ($500.00 + ) Anonymous Mr. William P. Adams ’67* Mr. E. H. Alexander ’61 Mr. and Mrs. Mason G. Alexander ’51 Mr. Colin J. Allshouse ’09 Mr. and Mrs. Silas Paul Amick ’75 Dr. and Mrs. Andrew J. Angyal P’97
ARCA Design, PLLC Mr. and Mrs. George N. Arnold ’72 Asheville Eye Associates Asheville Healthspan MD Asheville Orthopedics Associates, P.A. Atkins Family Foundation Atlantic Technical Services Inc Mr. and Mrs. James M. Auch III Auto Advantage, Inc Mr. and Mrs. Mike Ayotte P’16 Mr. Richard G. Baker ’75 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Chase Ballou ’66 Bank Earnings Alliance, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Barnard Ms. Birdie Bassett GP’16 Mr. and Mrs. T. Richard Beard, Jr. P’12 Mr. and Mrs. Harrion A. Beaver III P’19 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Beck ’69, P’07 Mr. and Mrs. Edward Becker P’17 Mr. and Mrs. George Beddoe ’60 Ms. Kathryn Belk Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Belk III ’08 Dr. and Mrs. Joseph O. Bell III ’58 Benevity Community Impact Fund
* deceased +David Page Harris Society
Mr. and Mrs. Emanuel Benjamin IV P’10 Mr. and Mrs. George Beverly Beverly-Grant, Inc. Mr. Alexander A. Bills ’14 Ms. Jennifer E. Bird P’18 Mr. Kirk Blackard Mr. Robert W. Blanchard ’03 Mr. and Mrs. Steve Bland P’19 Mr. and Mrs. David C. Blevins GP’16, GP’18 Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Blount, Jr. P ’86 Dr. and Mrs. Ronald H. Blum P’92 Mr. Mitchell P. Borden ’54 Ms. Heather Bower Ms. Dulcie G. Bowers P’86 Mr. and Mrs. Russell B. Boylan ’69 Mrs. Elizabeth Boys W’56 J. E. Bradham Mr. and Mrs. Mark C. Brooks P’19 Mr. Hugh Crawford Brown, Jr. ’46* Mr. and Mrs. Vance Brown P’95 Mr. and Mrs. M. Hunt Broyhill P’11 Mr. Paul H. Broyhill ’11 Brunk Auction Mr. and Mrs. Arthur J. Burke, Jr. P’05 Mr. and Mrs. Herbert J. Butler, Jr. ’75 BWB Oil & Gas Properties Mr. Grady G. Byrd III ’80, P’07, P’11* Mr. Robert W. Byrd ‘11 Mr. and Mrs. A. Guy Campbell ’00 Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Campbell P’98, P’00 Dr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Camunas, Sr. P’99 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Camunas, Jr. ’99 Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Carraway GP’15 Mr. and Mrs. Charles N. Carter Mr. and Mrs. Jason Cashio P’19 Charlotte Mecklenburg Community Foundation Mrs. Lisa Childs Mr. and Mrs. Matt Chisholm Mr. Jonathan Barnard and Mrs. Shao Ting Chung Mrs. Connie Claris* Mr. and Mrs. Allen Clark GP’18 Mr. and Mrs. George W. Clark ’66 Mr. and Mrs. Erich L. Cluxton P’06 Mrs. Margie Cogswell GP’99 The Rev. and Mrs. C. Alfred Cole, Jr. ’61 Mr. and Mrs. John Coleman P’20 Mr. and Mrs. Marshall J. Coleman, Jr. P’87 + Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Coley P’05 Cooper Construction Company, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Edwin H. Cooper, Jr. ’57, P’81, GP’19 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Cooper GP’18
new faculty homes completed and another one under construction
Dr. and Mrs. William Costenbader GP’16 Mr. Robert R. Counce ’72 Mr. and Mrs. Calvin J. Covington ’01 Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Covington GP’18 Mr. and Mrs. William H. Coward P’11 Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Crisp P’95 Crossville Tile and Stone Mr. and Mrs. C. Mark Crosswell P’14 Mr. and Mrs. Si Cruse P’17, P’18 Mr. and Mrs. John Currie P’19 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. Curtis, Jr. ’81 Mrs. Elisabeth Curwen W’60 Mr. James E. Curwen ’60, P’84* Mr. William R. Cuthbertson Jr. GP’21 Dr. and Mrs. Henri J. Dallies P’13, P’16 Mr. and Mrs. Joe Dalton Dr. and Mrs. W. Lisle Dalton P’95 Col. and Mrs. James T. Darrah, Jr. ’50 Datacom Systems Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Cameron Davidson P’14 Mr. and Mrs. William L. Davidson ’03 Mr. Clayton William Davis ’64* Mr. and Mrs. Samuel F. Davis, Jr. P’93 Mr. James Patton de Luca ’76 Mr. and Mrs. Ovide T. de St. Aubin P’15 Mr. and Mrs. Joe deLoach ’87, P’18 Mr. and Mrs. Frank DeRonja P’17 Deuterman Law Firm Mr. and Mrs. Allard H. Dial, Sr. ’63, P’82 Mrs. Madge Dicks W’46 DMA Architecture, PLLC Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Dobson ’59, P’82 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Donahoo, Jr. P’21 Donovan Marine, Inc. Double Lane Mr. and Mrs. John Dowdle P’16 Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin W. Dowling Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Drayton, Jr. ’66, P’01 Mr. and Mrs. William W. DuBose ’58
Mr. Patrick T. Dunn P’11, P’13 Mr. and Mrs. D. Keith Duplechin P’14, P’15 Mr. and Mrs. Steve Dyer P’19 Ms. Lucette Dyson GP’16 Mr. and Mrs. Danny A. Elmer P’09, P’13 Estate of Buddy Hancock + Mr. and Mrs. David S. Evans, Jr. ’72 Mrs. Colleen Farquharson P’04, P’06 Dr. Robert R. Farquharson P’04, P’06 Mr. and Mrs. Richard Fayssoux III ’67 Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Ferrell GP’15, GP’20 Dr. and Mrs. James Field P’20 Mr. and Mrs. Kirkman Finlay III Firc Management Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Fisher Mr. Dan Flanagan Mr. Paul L. Fletcher ’08 Mr. and Mrs. Paul Fletcher P’08 Mr. and Mrs. Tom Forshaw P’18 Mr. and Mrs. Hardy B. Fowler, Jr. ’69 Ms. Leslie B. Fox P’13
Mrs. Lyn Fozzard Mr. and Mrs. Mike M. Freeman GP’16 Mrs. Linda Furr Mr. and Mrs. David S. Gaines ’84 Mr. Donald R. Gallagher Dr. and Mrs. Arthur H. Garst, Jr. GP’16 Mr. and Mrs. Arthur H. Garst III P’16 Mr. Peter Gartrell ’01 Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Gates Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Gatts P’18 GBM Properties, LLC Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gilbert GP’22 Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Gildea P’19 Mr. and Mrs. Alfred L. Glaeser GP’14 The Honorable and Mrs. Gary Glazer GP’20 Dr. and Mrs. Hurbert L. Gooch, Jr. P’18 Mr. and Mrs. George Goosmann III GP’18 Mr. and Mrs. Drago Gorupic P’20 Mr. Steve Grabenstein and Mrs. Sarah Oram P’15 Ms. Madeline Gray GP’19 Ms. Julia Greer P’21
new named scholarships
Mr. Alan R. Gregg ’67* Mrs. Susan Willoughby W’67, P’06 Mrs. Frances Gresley W’45 Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Griffin ’72 Mr. Charles L. Griffith ’11 Mr. Henry Davis Grubb ’18 Mr. Richard E. Haake ’87 Mr. and Mrs. Bob Haas GP’16 Mr. and Mrs. James W. G. Hallett ’73 Mr. and Mrs. Mark Halvorsen P’17, P’19 Mr. and Mrs. Burgess H. Hamlet III P’14 Dr. and Mrs. Steven Hammel P’20, P’23 Mr. and Mrs. Rick Hancock P’17 Robert and Ann Hannah P’05 Harmony Motors Dr. and Mrs. Brent Harris Mr. Leigh Harris Mr. Travis Harris Mr. and Mrs. Thomas D. Hatcher III ’66 Mr. and Mrs. James R. Haverty, Jr. P’18 Dr. and Mrs. Charles Heaton P’18 Mr. John Hecimovich GP’18, GP’20 Mrs. Jennifer Helton P’17 Mr. and Mrs. William Hightower GP’19 Mr. and Mrs. Lester Hill GP’16 Hillside Veterinary Associates, LLC. Mr. Robert T. Hine ’07 Mr. and Mrs. Christopher C. Hoefer P’11, P’17 Horizons Foundation Hospitality Food Services Mr. Michael Hovis P’20 Mr. Michael Hovis GP’20 Mr. and Mrs. Yagang Huang P’20 Ms. Janet Huber, M.D. The Rev. and Mrs. Robert A. Hudak P’10, P’14 Mr. and Mrs. Alvin C. Hudgins, III ’05 Mr. John Hughes Mr. and Mrs. John C. Hunter P’17 Mr. Richard A. Hutchinson, Sr. ’59
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Hutto P’17, P’18 Ms. Lynda Ingham Mr. and Mrs. Edward D. Izard ’69 Jack Lauren Properties Investments Mr. and Mrs. William E. Jayroe P’08 Mrs. Durward Johnson W’41 Mr. and Mrs. Frederick J. Johnson ’69 Mr. Harry Locke Johnson II ’88 Mr. and Mrs. W. Martin M. Johnson ’86 Mr. and Mrs. Richard Jones P’21 Mr. and Mrs. Todd Kaderabek P’18 Mr. and Mrs. Brent Kaneft Mr. and Mrs. Clyde W. Keeter, Jr. ’58* Mr. and Mrs. Graham Keever P’20 Dr. and Mrs. George D. Kimberly ’50, GP’16 Mr. Joshua A. M. King ’12 Mr. and Mrs. Stephen B. King P’02 Mr. and Mrs. William A. Kirkland ’65 + Mr. and Mrs. John P. Lally P’10 Mr. and Mrs. Jarrett Lange P’16 Mr. and Mrs. Peter Lash P’20 Laughlin & Bowen Mr. and Mrs. Philip F. Laughridge, CPA ’82 Mr. Christopher M. Launer ’75 Ms. Allison Dillingham Lecroy P’18, P’19 Mr. and Mrs. Jong Hoon Lee P’11 Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin M. Lewis II ’88 Hon. John B. Lewis, Jr. P’88, P’91 Mr. and Mrs. John K. Lewis ’90 Mr. and Mrs. Andrew H. Lindsey P’20 Little Caesars Pizza Mr. and Mrs. Jon S. Loftin P’18 Mr. and Mrs. George K. Logan II ’70, P’99 Dr. and Mrs. Alvaro X. Lopez P’17, P’19, P’23 Mr. Qinhao Lu ’15 Mr. Frank H. Lucius, Jr. ’12 The Luck Companies Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Luhm Lure Promotions, Inc. Ms. Paula R. Lynch Ms. Jennifer MacDonald P’19 Mrs. Martha Mackie P’80, GP’12 Mr. and Mrs. Baker W. Madison ’79, P’18 Mr. and Mrs. Bob Mangone GP’13 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Manning P’96 Mr. Thomas Taylor Manning ’96 Mr. and Mrs. John Denny Margeson, Jr. ’79 Mark Halvorsen State Farm Insurance Agency Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Martin Mr. Jose M. Martin P’09, P’11, P’13, P’20, P’21 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Masson P’20
* deceased +David Page Harris Society
Mayhew Consulting Co. McCarthy Group Realtors Mr. and Mrs. David McCarty GP’14, GP’15 Mr. and Mrs. James D. McCullough ’65 Mr. Belk A. McDill ’16 Mr. and Mrs. Scott McGraw Mr. and Mrs. Gary B. McGuckin ’76 Mr. and Mrs. Alan McGuinn Mr. and Mrs. Michael McKay P’17, P’19 Mr. and Mrs. Douglas McLawhorn GP’18 Ms. Lura D. McMurray P’02 Mr. Darrin P. McMurry Ms. Marianne Mebane Mr. and Mrs. Michael Meguiar P’20 Mr. and Mrs. Curtis W. Memmel P’14 P’19 Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Mitchell ’64 Morganton Savings Bank Morris Construction, LLC
Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Morris III ’87 Ms. Mary Jane Morrison P’96, P’99, P’04 Mr. William Benton Nash, Jr. ’74* The National Christian Foundation Ms. Anna S. Nelson Mr. and Mrs. Tiffany T. Nelson ’67 Mr. and Mrs. Frederic G. Newhall ’57 Ms. Libby Nixon Mr. and Mrs. William Nixon, Jr. ’57 Northwestern Mutual Foundation Dr. and Mrs. W. Eugene Notz GP’11, GP’17 Novartis US Foundation Matching Gift Program Mr. and Mrs. Larry Oakley GP’18, GP’20 Mr. Walter Montgomery Oates ’49 Mr. Philip M. Owens ’76 Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ownbey P’18 Mr. George G. L. Palmer ’58, P’89, P’92 Mr. Tom H. Pappas ’06
The Auctions sponsored by the Parents Council helped fund major projects during the campaign: • Fayssoux Field Bleachers • Seat backs in the Greenie Dome • A new Wellness Center • A new Outdoor Chapel
Mr. and Mrs. Duncan Parham P’13 Dr. Danna M. Park and Dr. Robert Park P’23 Dr. and Mrs. Neil H. Parnes P’06 Ms. Savannah Parrish and Mr. Michael McClanahan Mr. and Mrs. James Partington III ’62* Mr. and Mrs. Scott Paterson P’21 Mr. Austin D. Patterson ’08 Mr. and Mrs. T. Brooks Patterson P’07 Ms. Daphney Paul P’23 Mr. Andrew Pearson Mr. Lyston C. Peebles ’65 Mr. and Mrs. Brien B. Peterkin, Sr. P’09 Mr. Cary R. Peyton ’48* Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts Program Mr. and Mrs. David Harmon Pharr ’71 Mr. and Mrs. Michael Phemister Velasco Mr. and Mrs. Herbert D. Piercy P’14 Mr. Richard O. Plater ’51* Dr. and Mrs. Millard Plumlee, Jr. GP’08, GP’09, GP’11 Mr. and Mrs. Mark Pollard P’18 Mr. and Mrs. H. Weston Porter ’81 Mr. J. Alex Porter ‘63 and Mrs. Amy K. Doyle Mr. and Mrs. McGehee Porter GP’17 Mr. and Mrs. John Powers Mr. and Mrs. Ralph P. Presley ’57 + Dr. and Mrs. Jennings G. Pressly ’65 Publix, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Pulsifer P’15, P’17 Mr. Jack P. Purvis ’15 Mr. and Mrs. James Purvis GP’15, GP’22 Mrs. Kathie Ramsey W’62 Mr. and Mrs. R. P. Ramsey ’62* Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Rankin BGEN Maxie O. Redic Jr. GP’20 Mr. and Mrs. William P. Reeves III ’54 Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Reid III ’65 Col. and Mrs. William M. Robeson, USA(Ret.) ’59 Dr. and Mrs. Joseph D. Robinson, Jr. ’52 Ross-Bain Green Building Mr. Jeffrey G. Ross-Bain ’77 Mr. and Mrs. F. Allen Roussel ’58 Mr. and Mrs. James H. Roussel P’87 Royal Painting and Renovation Co, LLC Mr. and Mrs. Graden J. Russell ’49 SAGE Dining Service CPO Leland Graham Sale, USN(Ret.) ’51 Mr. and Mrs. Lemuel M. Sanders, Sr. P’95 Mr. John A. Sarn, Jr. ’01 Mr. Robert H. Sawyer ’50 Ms. Verna Schoomaker GP’15, GP’17
Mr. John D. Scott, Jr. ’89 Mrs. Judith Scyster GP’14 The Rev. Dr. Christopher Reese Seitz ’72 Mrs. Grace Seitz P’94 Mr. James D. Seitz P’94* The Rev. and Mrs. Thomas C. Seitz Jr. ’70 The Rev. and Mrs. Thomas C. Seitz, Sr. ’45* Mr. and Mrs. Claude Sessions P’03 Ms. Janson Sexton P’22 Dr. Beverly Sgro Dr. Jodi Shainberg and Dr. Linda Lawson P’18 Mr. Alan Haigh Shaw, Jr. ’83 Dr. and Mrs. Michael Shea P’20 Dr. Michael P. Shea Mr. and Mrs. John P. Sheahan P’91 Mr. and Mrs. Rusty Sheehan P’99 Mr. and Mrs. Burt D. Siders Mr. and Mrs. Edward M. Simmons, Jr. ’71 Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey Simril P’19 Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc Mr. John Lovell Smith, Jr. ’58 Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Smith P’15, P’17 Mr. and Mrs. Samuel F. Smith ’06 Mr. and Mrs. James M. Smyth ’59 Mrs. Dale Sparacino Ms. Maria Sparkman GP’14 Mr. Connor J. Stemple ’11 Lt. Col. and Mrs. James Stemple P’11 Mr. and Mrs. Tom Stiles GP’17 Mr. Richard Stockton GP’16, P’18 Stone Insurance Mr. and Mrs. Stephen E. Stout ’54 Mr. and Mrs. James W. Strickland ’72 Mrs. Joe C. Stubbs, Jr. P’87 Mr. and Mrs. Bob M. Sullivan P’94 Mr. and Mrs. Calvin R. Sullivan ’94 SunTrust Bank, Atlanta Foundation Mr. C. Doug Sutton ’97 Mr. William C. Swann ’64, P’90 Mr. and Mrs. William Collins Swann ’90 Mr. Joseph Swicegood Sr. GP’07, GP’11* Mrs. Peggy Swicegood GP’07, GP’11 T.D. Hatcher Companies, Inc. Mr. Daniel Taylor, D.D.S. GP’18 Mr. and Mrs. David H. Taylor ’56 The Rt. Rev. and Mrs. G. Porter Taylor Mr. and Mrs. Harry C. Taylor ’53, P’87 + Tech Sales Associates, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Reynolds Thompson P’20 Dr. and Mrs. Tom Tiller GP’16 Mr. and Mrs. Michael Tribble GP’20
The Rev. and Mrs. Timothy C. Trively ’56 Mr. Lawrence A. Twisdale, Jr. Ph.D, P. E. ’65 Mr. and Mrs. James R. Uhler Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Ulery GP’17, GP’19 Mr. and Mrs. William E. Underwood, Jr. ’55 Mr. and Mrs. James H. Van Ness V ’88, P’20 Mr. and Dr. Jeffrey L. Vines P’18 Mr. and Mrs. Ulrich F. A. Wagner P’16 Ms. Elizabeth M. Walker Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Hayes Walker ’77 Mr. Ed Warringion GP’17 Mr. and Mrs. A. Adair Watters III ’69 Mr. Thomas M. Watts ’52 Dr. and Mrs. Joseph J. Wehner P’21 Mr. and Mrs. Carey Todd Wells ’72 Dr. and Mrs. David S. Wells ’65 Mr. Radford Carter West ’62 Mrs. Donna Kinney Wheeler P’21 Mr. and Mrs. Lynn White GP’14, GP’16 The Rev. Dr. and Mrs. R. Scott White P’22 Mr. and Mrs. Tom Wilcox GP’15 Mr. and Mrs. David Williams Mr. Samuel J. Williams ’06 Ms. Edwina Willis Fleming P’20 Mr. and Mrs. Robert K. Wilson ’51 Mr. Thomas J. Wilson IV ’47* Mr. and Mrs. H. Dillon Winship III ’76 Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Witten ’82 Mrs. Virginia J. Worley P’77 Mr. and Mrs. Curt Wyman P’95 Mr. Thomas K. Yardley ’46 Mr. and Mrs. Smedes York P’95 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Youngblood ’65 Mr. and Mrs. Casey Zager Mr. and Mrs. Wenxin Zhang P’20 Mr. and Mrs. Steven Zuk
Patron's - ($250.00 + ) AC Williams Mrs. Arlene Alford GP’16, GP’19 Bishop C. Fitzsimmons Allison Mr. and Mrs. Michael Amato Mr. and Mrs. W. James Amoss, Jr. ’42 Ms. Leslie Anixter P’17 Dr. and Mrs. R. Mills Antley P’14 Mr. Charles B. Arbogast ’46 Bailey and Associates, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. J. Dennis Bailey P’06 Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel I. Ball III ’59
Mr. Marshall Baltazar The Rev. Canon William Barnwell ’56 Mr. Gerry Alan Barrett, Jr. ’66 Mr. and Mrs. John M. Barrow ’66 Mr. and Mrs. David Beale P’13, P’17 Mr. and Mrs. I. Croom Beatty IV Mr. Thomas Becker Mr. and Mrs. Colley W. Bell III ’78 Col. and Mrs. Thomas E. Bell P’19, P’21 Mr. Emanuel V. Benjamin V ’10 Mr. Charles E. Bennett ’99 Mr. John Berger P’19 Beverly Hanks & Associates Ms. Sharon Bowman P’18 Boys, Arnold & Company BP Solution Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Brazas P’22 Mr. and Mrs. Mordelo Breckenridge, Jr. ’86 Dr. and Mrs. George A. Brine ’63 Mr. and Mrs. Sid Brooks GP’19 Mr. and Mrs. Chester H. Brown III ’88 Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Brown Mr. and Mrs. P. David Brown GP’20 Dr. and Mrs. Thomas N. Carter Bruns ’57 Dr. and Mrs. Clayton Bryan P’14 Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Burris III Mr. Michael Bruce Burris ’73 Ms. Hope S. Byrd P’07, P’11 Mr. and Mrs. Stephen B. Campbell P’17 Mr. and Mrs. Garland S. Cassada Mr. and Mrs. Gary Castevens P’07 Mr. and Mrs. Richard Chen P’20 Dr. and Mrs. Kevin R. Clark P’12 Mr. and Mrs. Walter D. Coenen ’55 Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Coladonato P’20 Mr. and Mrs. Justin Conder P’19 Ms. Mildred Condrey GP’15 Coventry Woods Homeowners Association Mr. and Mrs. Lester Crain GP’19 Mr. and Mrs. William Averre Crook ’84, P’18 + Ms. Jeanne Cummings Mr. Spenser J. Dalton ’12 Mr. and Mrs. Richard Davidson GP’15, GP’17 Ms. Katherine C. Davis Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Depelteau Mr. and Mrs. Roger Dillon P’05, P’06 Mr. and Mrs. George B. Donald ’75 Mr. Michael Douglass Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Dow P’21 Mr. Charles H. Drayton, Sr. P’66, GP’01 E.H. Alexander Ins. & Realty
Mrs. Gerry Eccli GP’20 Episcopal Church Foundation Mr. Durward Everett Jr. Exit Realty Vistas Fahrenheit 828 Ms. Louise Farrell GP’15 Mr. and Mrs. Edward Joseph Feeley III ’80 Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Ferguson Mr. Wilton L. Ferguson ’46 Mrs. Arthur Field GP’14 Mrs. Lucretia Finlay W’58, P’86 Mr. and Mrs. John N. Fleming P’15, P’17 Mr. and Mrs. John Fletcher P’15 Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Forman P’10 Dr. and Mrs. Arthur Foster GP’20, GP’22 Mr. Stuart A. Freeman ’85 Mr. and Mrs. Mark M. Freestate P’99 Mr. and Mrs. John P. Fuller ’62 The Rev. P. Hamilton Fuller IV P’05* Mrs. Lynne Fuller P’05 Mr. and Mrs. Walter Winn Gayle III ’74 Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Randall Gilpin ’79 Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Gilreath P’92 Dr. Peter G. Gleason ’43 Mr. and Mrs. Albert S. Gooch, Jr. P’03 Mr. William W. Graves III ’64 Mr. and Mrs. Wilton Graves P’21 Mrs. Richard B. Grimball P’84, GP’13 Mrs. Elizabeth M. Guerard-Wright W’46, GP’11 Mr. and Mrs. Eric Hamilton P’18 Mr. Anthony Haney P’19 Ms. Amy D. Harris P’18 Mr. and Mrs. Boyd W. Harris IV Harris Teeter Ms. Mary Hart P’10, P’13, P’18 Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Hassinger GP’21 Mr. Andrew Curtis Hatcher ’92 Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Henderson ’68 Mr. and Mrs. Aaron B. Hesselson P’22 Mr. Henry S. Hodge, Jr. ’10 Home Solutions Construction, Inc. Dr. and Mrs. Charles H. Huber ’58 Mrs. Sue C. Huffman W’55 Mr. William C. Hunter The Rev. and Mrs. Russell W. Ingersoll Dr. and Mrs. Peter Jaber P’22 Rev. and Mrs. Jay C. James P’13 Mr. and Mrs. Lance M. James ’88 Dr. Allen Jones Jervey ’61 Dr. and Mrs. Alan A. Johnson P’84 Dr. and Mrs. Steven Johnson P’00, P’03
Mr. and Mrs. David Jones GP’19 Mr. and Mrs. Brian E. Kiley P’13 Mrs. Ruth H. Kimberly W’47 Carol and Chuck Kingswell-Smith P’98 Mr. Kenneth W. Kiser Mrs. Clara La Rose W’50 Mr. Thomas S. La Rose ’50* Mr. and Dr. Mark A. LaBrecque P’02, P’10 Mr. and Mrs. Oliver D. Landis III ’87 Mr. Patrick P. Lanier ’12 Dr. and Mrs. Brian D. Lehr P’09, P’18 Mr. and Mrs. William B. Lemann P’96 Mr. and Mrs. Timothy B. Leonard ’63 Mr. Chris Loan Mr. and Mrs. John F. Lontz III ’86 Mr. Chambers T. Loomis ’13 Mr. Charles K. Luce ’16 Dr. and Mrs. Rich Lytle P’20 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Madison Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Madison P’79. GP’18 Mr. and Mrs. James B. Malcolm ’55 Mr. Robert P. Mangone ’13 Ms. Cynthia Sue Mary GP’19 Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Mason III GP’12 Mr. William F. Massengale ’67, P’06 Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Mattar, Esq. ’66 Mr. Burnet R. Maybank IV ’10 Mr. and Mrs. C. Brent McCaghren P’91, P’94 Mr. John McCann GP’16 Mr. Bruce W. McCarley ’70 McClure Tree Service Mr. and Mrs. Bud McConnell GP’17 Mr. and Mrs. John McCormick Mr. and Mrs. David W. McCullough, Jr. ’81 Mr. and Mrs. David Walker McCullough ’45 Mr. Marshall H. McDill ’18 Mr. Andrew J. D. McMillan ’12 Dr. and Mrs. James D. McMillan P’12 Mr. and Mrs. John G. Mebane, Jr. ’62 Mr. Jenoy Merchant Mr. Charles F. Middleton ’60 Mr. and Mrs. Scott Miller P’15 Mr. Hicks L. Milner ’71 Mr. and Mrs. Richard B. Montague Mr. and Mrs. Harley O. Morgan ’05 Mr. and Mrs. Mark Moroz Mr. and Mrs. Spencer M. Morrow ’64 Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Mottern III ’87 Neptune Water Services Inc. Major and Mrs. David B. Newton, USMC(Ret.) ’51 Ms. Michelle Norton
Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Palmer III P’07 Mr. and Mrs. Chris Papakonstantinou P’20 Mr. J. Max Parnes ’06 Mr. Fred S. Patterson, Jr. ’47 Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Patterson ’07 Ms. Margaret S. Pearson P’20 Pen and Plate Club Dr. and Mrs. Stewart E. Perry ’44 Mr. and Mrs. Lynden O. Pindling P’14 Mr. and Mrs. Howard A. Piver ’68 Mr. and Mrs. Rick E. Placak, Jr. ’63 Mrs. Alyce Poskel GP’13 Mr. James C. Queen and Mrs. Elizabeth G. Korb P’06 Mr. and Mrs. John R. Rawls ’67 Mr. Jorge Redmond Ms. Sylvia Redwine GP’17 Mr. Peter B. Reeves, Jr. ’88 Rent All Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Riggins P’05 Mr. and Mrs. Langdon Rivers, Jr. P’90 Mrs. Patricia H. Robinson GP’06 Ms. Kimberly Rodriguez P’21 Mr. and Mrs. Jim K. Rogers GP’09 Mr. and Mrs. Scott Rubsamen P’18 Mr. and Mrs. George F. Ruch P’15 Mr. Al Saye GP’18, GP’20 Mr. and Mrs. William W. Schoettelkotte P’19 Ms. Ann Schwabeland GP’16 Mr. and Dr. Ralph H. Schwarzkopf Mr. and Mrs. Scott Schwarzkopf Dr. and Mrs. Douglas J. Scothorn P’14 Mr. and Mrs. John Seifried P’21 Mrs. Cameron Serafim P’18 Dr. and Mrs. Scott C. Shaffer, Ph.D. ’61 Mr. David T. L. Shainberg ’18 Mr. and Mrs. Gerry Shaw P’11, P’13 Mr. and Mrs. John L. Shelton P’14 Mr. and Mrs. Edward T. Shipley, Jr. ’67 Mr. Beau Alexander Simmons ’18 Dr. and Mrs. Michael Simmons P’20 Ms. Caroline Smith Mr. and Mrs. Ellison A. Smyth, Jr. ’53 Mr. and Mrs. Henry B. Smythe, Jr. P’01 Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey T. Sparks ’65 Mr. Gerald K. Stephens, Sr. P’89 Mr. and Mrs. Stedman Stevens P’17, P’20 Mr. and Mrs. James W. Stickney IV ’72 Mr. and Mrs. Richard H. Stickney ’51 Mr. and Mrs. Daniel B. Stubbs ’87 Ms. Judith Sutton
Target - Take Charge of Education Mr. and Mrs. Jason Tarves P’19 Texas Instruments Foundation Mr. W. Mark Thompson ’78 Mrs. Susan F. Thurston GP’08* Mr. Robert C. Toomey ’64 and Ms. Louisa Burriss Mr. and Mrs. Vann Tucker P’14 Mr. and Mrs. Lee Turner P’16 Mr. Harrison M. Tye ’13 Mr. McKay H. Tye ’12 Mr. and Mrs. John C. P. Tyler ’63 Mr. and Mrs. Hans Ullstein GP’16 Mr. and Mrs. Peter Ullstein P’16 Mrs. and Mr. Monique Usher Mr. and Mrs. Don Valley
Mr. and Mrs. R. Cameron Vaught ’69 Mr. and Mrs. Harold Vogel GP’07 Mrs. May Warren GP’19 Mr. A. Ross Weathersbee ’10 Dr. and Mrs. Charles D. Webb ’53 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Weed P’18 Mr. and Mrs. Douglas J. Wehrkamp P’14 Mr. James Alan Weller ’65 + Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Williams ’76 Mr. and Mrs. William P. Willimon ’94 + Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Willingham III ’84, P’10 Mr. and Dr. Brent Wise P’14 Ms. Michele Woodhouse P’19 Mr. Frank M. Worley, Jr. GP’20 LTCol George J. Worley and Dr. Cathy Worley ’77
Ms. Shannon Worley P’20 Ms. Elizabeth Wren Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Wright GP’17 Mr. and Mrs. Mark J. Yanik ’04 Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Young GP’16, GP’20
Donor - ($1 - $249) Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Thurston Abbott GP’20 Ms. Karen Abbruzzese P’09 Dr. and Mrs. John A. Adams ’77 Mr. and Mrs. John E. Ager P’20 Mr. Christopher S. Akers ’16 Mrs. Arlene Alford GP’16 Mr. Russell Alford GP’16* Mr. Conner P. Allison ’15 Mr. Giles K. Almond Ms. Stacy E. Anderson P’17 Mr. James L. Antley ’14 Dr. and Mrs. Ray Antley GP’14 Mr. and Mrs. Alfonso Arguindegui P’18 Ms. Anne O. Armfield Ms. Elizabeth B. Asbury Mr. and Mrs. Mark Ascik P’06 Atkins North America, Inc. Dr. Charles W. Averre III ’51 Mr. Zachary C. Ayotte ’16 Dr. Robert Badgett Ms. Sarah Baldwin Mr. and Mrs. Steve Baldwin Mr. Rex E. Ballard Mr. and Mrs. Winslow G. Ballew, Jr. ’48 Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Bang Mr. and Mrs. James B. Banks, Jr. Ms. Georgia Barnett Mr. James H. Barrow ’05 Mr. William Henry Barrow ’63 Bartges Communication Ms. Jonna Rae Bartges Mr. and Mrs. Zachary Bassett P’22 Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Batten Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bayer Mr. Andrew T. Beck ’07 Mrs. Vickie Ray Beck GP’16 Mr. George Bedell Mr. Wallace Beeson Dr. Jeremiah F. Bell ’07 Mr. Robert Parrish Berger ’85 Mr. and Mrs. Mark Berlin
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Christ School Board of Trustees 2017-18 Mr. Bertram L. Scott P’08 Mr. Ronald E. Brumley ’72 Mr. Stephen T. Young ’82
President Vice- President Secretary
Mr. Franklin F. Adams ’96 Dr. P. Shannon Allison ’79, P’10, P’15 Mr. Robert Glen Clawson III ’88 Mr. Edwin H. Cooper III ’81, P’19 Mr. Peter G. Dodge ’95 Mr. Michael F. Grace P’15 Mr. Blake Graeber III P’16 Mr. Walter W. Hannah, Jr. ’72 Mrs. Karyn Kennedy Herterich P’04 Mr. John E. Hine ’67, P’07 Mr. Nat M. Hyde ’74 Capt. John C. Knapp P’91 Mrs. Suzanne C. Lockett P’07 Mrs. Lee Anne Mangone P’13 Mr. C. Louis Moore Jr. P’11, P’14 Mr. Brian L. Pecheles ’77 Mr. Cameron Smail ’72 Mr. Townsend Tanner ’03 Mr. Daniel Wall P’10 – Treasurer Mr. Thomas D. Westfeldt II ’70 Mr. Mark A. Whitney ’80, P’06, P’09
Rt. Rev. Jose McLoughlin
2017-2018 Alumni Council Mr. Richard Haake ’87
2017-2018 Parent Council President Mrs. Catherine Freeman P’18
Mr. Derick S. Close ’77 Col. William L. Hauser ’50 Mr. Walter S. Montgomery, Jr. ’47, P’93, P’96, P’98 Mr. John B. Noland ’64 Mr. Robert H. Stolz, Sr. ’81, P’13 Mr. William E. Underwood, Jr. ’55 Mr. Craig M. Wardlaw, Sr. ’62 Mr. William E. Underwood, Jr. ’55 Mr. Craig M. Wardlaw, Sr. ’62
Mr. and Mrs. Kim Bertram ’70 Mr. and Mrs. Alex C. Bethune ’72 Ms. Maria Randolph Betts P’15 Mr. Lonnie Bewley P’20 Mr. George S. Bitter ’00 Mr. and Mrs. Archibald W. Black P’90 Mr. and Mrs. Archibald Wells Black, Jr. ’90 Ms. Attelia S. Blackard Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Ray Blakney ’74 Mrs. Anne F. Bleecker Mr. David M. Blevins ’16 Mr. Warner Blunt Ms. Aly Bolton Mr. Jack H. Bonds ’14 Mr. Robert T. Bonds ’16 Mr. Alston L. Bourne ’14 Mr. and Mrs. Michael W. Bowers ’86 The Rev. and Mrs. Thomas D. Bowers, Sr. P’79 Mr. Thomas Dix Bowers, Jr. ’79 Mr. Joseph W. Boyd ’14 Mrs. Ann Brackett Mr. Richard Scott Braddock ’63 Mr. and Mrs. Stephen R. Bradshaw P’17 Mr. Chaffin B. Brandon ’87 Pat Brannen GP’19 Mr. Michael M. Brazinski ’14 Mr. Christopher Jason Bready ’84 Mrs. Barbara Bremer Mr. Jameel Brenneman Mr. and Mrs. David A. Brennen P’17 Mr. and Mrs. Keith Bridges P’14 Mr. Stephen J. Bridges ’14 Mr. and Mrs. Tom Brock P’17 Mr. and Mrs. Ronald K. Bromley Mr. and Mrs. James Brown GP’19, GP’21 Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Browne P’15 Mr. Clayton H. Bryan, Jr. ’14 Dr. and Mrs. James Bryan II GP’14 Mr. and Mrs. Tolar G. Bryan ’64 + Mr. Thomas B. Bryant IV ’86 Ms. Tammy Bryson P’16 Mr. and Mrs. William Buchanan Mr. and Mrs. John Bullard Mr. Lloyd J. Burgess ’14 Mr. Stockton H. Burke ’16 Mr. and Mrs. Kelly N. Burkett ’01 Mr. Matthew A. Burkett ’00 Mrs. Elizabeth Burleson Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Lee Burns Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Butler, Sr. GP’06 Mr. and Mrs. Jones P. Byrd
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Byrne GP’09, GP’18 Ms. Betty Byron GP’15 Drs. John and Ann-Marie Caldwell P’15 Dr. and Mrs. Ben G. Cameransi, Jr. P’17 Mr. and Mrs. Wilburn W. Campbell ’63 Ms. Harriet Canter GP’15 Mr. Paul Cantrell ’02 Capital One Matching Gifts Program Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Carmical P’04 Mr. William H. Carr Mr. and Mrs. Joseph W. Carroll II ’59 Mr. T. Heyward Carter Ms. Kendra Castle Mr. and Mrs. John Castleman GP’20 Mr. and Mrs. A. Everett Catts, Jr. ’90 Ms. Natalie Centeno Mrs. Sarah Chamberlain Dr. and Mrs. William Chambers Mr. and Mrs. Justin Clapsaddle P’21 Mr. Thomas T. Clarity ’16 Mr. Alexander Bayard Clark III ’63 Dr. and Mrs. Gary Clark Mr. and Mrs. R. Emery Clark ’68 Ms. Mallary Clay Mr. and Mrs. Gregory P. Cloos P’10 Mr. and Mrs. Abraham D. Cluxton ’06 Mr. and Mrs. Henry L. Coble ’36* Mr. and Mrs. Cooper Coker Mr. Benjie Colberg Dr. and Mrs. Toby C. Cole, Jr. P’14 Dr. Gordon D. Coleman ’65 Mr. and Mrs. Heyward Coleman Mr. and Mrs. Stewart J. Coleman ’88, P’17 Mr. Thomas R. Coley ’05 Ms. Jessie Collins Mr. Douglas B. Colvard ’06 Ms. Ashley Cone P’17 Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Connors ’87 Dr. and Mrs. James H. Cook Mrs. Mary Cook Dr. and Mrs. Shelby Cooper P’20 Mr. and Mrs. Jonathon H. Cort ’01 Pierluigi Cothran Mrs. Dorothy L. Counce P’72 Mrs. Ann F. Coxe Mr. Geddings H. Crawford, Jr. ’81 Mr. and Mrs. William N. Crawford, Jr. ’49 Mrs. Nancy Crosby Mr. Reidar W. Crosswell ’14 Mr. William R. Crutchfield, CPA ’77 Dr. and Mrs. Donald Culp GP’19
Mr. and Mrs. John M. Culp III ’75 Dr. and Mrs. Charles E. Cummings GP’21 Mr. Andrew Curtis ‘63 and Mrs. Beth Lordan Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin B. Curtis ’63 Mr. and Mrs. David Curtis Mrs. Virginia Puller Dabney Mr. Fabrice E. Dallies ’16 Mr. Edwin A. Dalrymple III ’14 Ms. Katherine V. Dalton Mr. Waller Lisle Dalton, Jr. ’95 Ms. Rachel C. Daniels Mr. Thomas Daubert Mr. Cameron S. Davidson, Jr. ’14 Mr. and Mrs. Ned Davis GP’19 Mr. and Mrs. Frederick C. Dawson Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dawson GP’19 Jane and Hunter deButts Mr. and Mrs. Matty Dee P’19 Ms. Julia DeLaney Mr. and Mrs. Tom Dembski GP’15 Dr. Douglas Dennis Mr. and Mrs. Frank DeRonja GP’17 DeRonja Real Estate Mr. Jacob R. Deuterman ’16 Mr. Donald Malloy Dickson ‘63 Mr. and Mrs. Michael Digby Ms. Katherine Dixon Dock Curtis, MD Memorial Fund Mr. and Mrs. William G. Dodds, Jr. ’68 Domestic Industries Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Donahoo P’21 Mrs. Cheryl Donakowski Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Donaldson III Mr. Robert Donovan P’21 Mr. and Mrs. Gaillard T. Dotterer ’55 Mr. and Mrs. John H. Dougherty, Jr. ’62 Mr. W. P. Boone Dougherty ’54 Mr. Christopher W. Douglass ’61 Mr. Jared C. Dowler and Dr. Shannon Dowler P’19, P’21 Mr. and Mrs. J. Gantt Drayton ’01 Mr. Hugh H. DuBose, Jr. ’70 Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Duell Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Dunavant Mr. and Mrs. Bradley M. E. Dunn ’10 Mr. and Mrs. James J. Dunn P’10 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas P. Dunn P’15 E.D. Dupre Dr. and Mrs. C.J. Durham Mr. and Mrs. Stephen F. Dwight ’63 Mr. and Mrs. Brent Easler P’19
Eastvale Shopping Center Mr. and Mrs. Thomas N. Eddins III ’81 Mrs. Shirley S. Edwards Mrs. Florence McLeod Ervin P’91 Mr. J. Overton Erwin ’59 Mr. Erasmus H. Evans, Jr. ’74 Mr. and Mrs. George R. Evans ’87 Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Evans ’72 Ms. Tina Evans Lt. Frank A. Ewbank ’63 Ms. JoAnne Fahey-Ivie P’06 Mr. John R. Farley Mr. and Mrs. Dan Fassinger Mrs. Jacqui Fehl Mr. Jay Fields Mr. Tom Finger Mr. and Mrs. Edward R. Finlay III ’86 Mr. Claude S. Finney ’57 Mr. and Mrs. John Fitch P’20 Mr. and Mrs. David Fletcher Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Flinders P’23 Mr. and Mrs. Roger Floren GP’12, GP’19 Mr. and Mrs. Brent Ford Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth E. Forte’, Jr. ’03 Mr. William Fountain Mr. and Mrs. William P. Fowler, Jr. ’89 Mrs. Joyce Franke GP’16 Mr. Kyle Fraser Mr. and Mrs. Bowen Freeman P’22 Mr. John R. Freeman ’16 Mr. Michael A. Freeman ’16 Mr. Harrison B. Froelich ’16 Mr. Sam Froelich P’13, P’16 Mr. and Mrs. Ted Fulford P’16 Mr. Ted A. Fulford ’16 Mr. and Mrs. Mike Fulkerson P’16 Mr. and Mrs. James Gaines Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Galbraith P’20 Dr. and Mrs. Charles Garabadian GP’21, GP’22 + Mr. Thomas H. Garbee ’16 Dr. and Mrs. Wes Garbee GP’16, GP’20 Mr. Mike Gardiner Ms. Joann Garner Mr. Arthur H. Garst IV ’16 Mr. and Mrs. Dan Gavin P’20 Mr. Lucas O. Gaylord ’14 GE Engineering Mr. and Mrs. John M. Geer, Jr. ’63 Mr. and Mrs. Marco Gibbs Ms. Mary Gilbreth Mr. Marshall B. Gilchrist, Jr. ’02
NEWLY ESTABLISHED SCHOLARSHIPS The Class of 1968 Scholarship Members of the Class of 1968, Hagood Ellison, Ted Stoney, Alan Davis, Bruce Woodward, Brent Ogilvie, and Albert Matheny, recognize the importance of a strong endowment. With this in mind, they decided to establish a named scholarship honoring their class year as well as challenge other classes to follow their example. They succeeded in raising in excess of $100,000, thus becoming the largest fiftieth reunion gift in the history of the School. The Class of 1973 Scholarship Fund in Memory of John Harris, Jay Mebane, and Bobby McWhorter The idea behind establishing this new scholarship was the brainchild of Steve Baumrucker. During a lunch meeting with Director of Alumni Dan Stevenson, the two of them strategized over several opportunities for the Class of 1973 to renew class spirit and raise support for Christ School. No idea seemed more appealing to Baumrucker than a way to honor the memory of Class of 1973 members John Harris, Jay Mebane, and Bobby McWhorter. He believed this was such a compelling idea that other classmates would want to participate – and they did! Along with Baumrucker, Dick Jennings, Phil Safriet, Elton Wright, John Heinitsh, John Campbell, Rick Toomey, John Edwards and Bob Twomey reached their $100,000 goal.
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Mrs. Martha Gilliam GP’14 Mr. Richard A. Gilliam ’68 Ms. Kathryn A. Ginden P’17 Mr. Mark R. Glaeser ’14 Ms. Teresa Godwin P’09 Mr. and Mrs. G. Deanes Gornto GP’18 Mr. Eric Gorsline Mrs. Christine Grabenstein GP’15 Mr. Patrick C. Grace ’15 LTC and Mrs. Earle K. Grady, USAF(Ret.) ’51 Mr. and Mrs. William Durward P. Grady ’54 + Mr. Robert C. Graeber ’16 Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Grande P’21 Mr. and Mrs. Emmanuel R. Grant P’15 Mr. and Mrs. John Gray P’18 Mr. and Mrs. James M. Green, P.E., P’17 Ms. Nancy Green Mr. and Mrs. Haven A. Greene ’50 Mr. and Mrs. Michael Greene P’20 Mr. and Mrs. William T. Greer III ’90 Mr. Scott R. Gregory ’86 Mr. and Mrs. William R. Griffin Mrs. Carolyn S. Griffith P’04 Mr. and Mrs. Ross Griffith P’04 Mrs. Ursula Grinde GP’19 Mr. and Mrs. John C. Griswold ’59 Dr. and Mrs. Frank H. Gruber P’87 Mr. and Mrs. T. Chase Gullett ’01 Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Guzzo P’22 Mr. and Mrs. G. Mitchell Hambright, Jr. ’67 Mr. Lee D. Hamlet ’14 Mr. and Mrs. Chris Hammack P’19 Mr. Christopher J. Hannah ’05 Mr. Ray Thomas Hardee ’48 Ms. Diana Harris
Mr. Henry M. Harris ’48 Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Harrison P’19 Ms. Elizabeth B. Harvey Ms. Christina Hayes Mr. Luke W. Haynes ’14 Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hechenbleikner Mr. and Mrs. Mark Hedburg Mr. Ahmad J. Hellstern ’14 Mr. Daniel P. Helm ’99 Mr. and Mrs. Joshua M. Henderson P’22 Ms. Harriet Hendon Mr. and Mrs. William H. Henley ’63 Dr. Ozmer L. Henry Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Will Hester P’18 Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey A. Hill P’16 Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd L. Hill Mr. Cameron Hillier Ms. Jennie Hinshaw Historic Charleston Foundation Ms. Miriam Hoch Mr. and Mrs. William R. Hodges P’22 Mr. and Mrs. John Bacon Holding ’84 + Ms. Katrina Holley P’17 Ms. Alice Holt W’54 Mr. George E. Holt, Jr. ’54* Ms. Resa Holt Mr. John Rivers Hope ’58 Mrs. Nina Hopkins Mr. and Mrs. Doug Hornberger P’16 Mr. and Mrs. William S. Hornsby Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Horton GP’19 Mr. and Mrs. Ozey Horton Ms. Stuart Hubbard Mr. Robert A. Hudak ’14 Mr. W. George Huffman ’55*
Mr. J. Garner Huie ’02 Mr. Mark C. Humble ’14 Hundley Law, LLC Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hunneke GP’17 Hunter and Coggins Ms. Anne Hunter Hunter Automotive Group Mr. Robert J. Hussey IV ’14 Mrs. Althea I. Hutchinson W’53 Mr. and Mrs. William Hutson Mr. and Mrs. James A. Ingle IV ’71 Mr. and Mrs. Robert Iorio P’17 Mrs. Babette Ito Mr. Cal J. Jansen ’16 Mr. William P. Janvier, Jr. ’16 Mrs. Darlyne Jarrett GP’22 Mrs. Helga M. Jarvis Joan Richardson c/o Bridgewater Wealth Management Mr. and Mrs. Warren Y. Jobe Mr. and Mrs. Ryan P. John Mrs. Judith Johns Mr. Devon C. Johnson ’16 Mrs. Harriott P. Johnson Ms. Rebecca Anne Johnson Mr. Remington Johnson Mr. Charles A. Johnston ’63 Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Coleman Jones ’85 Mr. Duncan L. Jones ’16 Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Jones P’13 Dr. and Mrs. William H. Jones P’20 Mr. and Mrs. Ricky Jordan P’19 Ms. Leslie June Mr. Al Katz Mr. William P. Keenan ’16 Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Keeney Mr. and Mrs. Ray Kelley P’21 Mr. and Mrs. David L. Kerr P’08 Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Kester, Jr. ’05 Dr. and Mrs. Robert Kieffer Mr. Andrew Courtland King ’94 Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Kinney Dr. and Mrs. Lee E. Kizer, Jr. ’62 Mr. and Mrs. H. Michael Knighton P’87 Mr. and Mrs. Gary A. Korkowski P’12 Mr. and Mrs. David R. Kornegay Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kreimer GP’19 Mr. Jeffrey L. Krieger ‘12 Mr. Christopher L. T. Krolak ’11 Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Krug P’14 Mr. and Mrs. William H. Lacey III ’67
Mrs. Sally Lacy Mr. and Mrs. Bill Ladu Lake Phelps Grain Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lane Mr. Hugh Lane Mrs. Pat Laney Mr. Payton S. Lange ’16 Mr. William A. Lanier ’11 Mr. Derrick Lecque and Mrs. Michelle SmithLecque P’19 Mrs. Judy LeCroy GP’19 Mr. John D. Legg ’50* Mr. Yuchen Leng ’16
Mr. and Mrs. Houghton Lewis P’07 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lewis ’91 Mr. Stephen B. Lewis ’07 Dr. and Mrs. John Li P’18 Mr. Zachary M. Lintz ’16 Mr. Martin Baldwin Little ’09 Mr. William E. Little Jr. Mr. John W. Lockett ’07 Mr. Carl Loftin Mr. Carl W. Loftin P’93 Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Lomperis Mr. Alexander Claypoole London ’63 Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Long
Joseph Tooke Massey, Jr. Scholarship Fund Established to Honor Urq Chin Joe Massey ’65 has chosen to make a substantial gift to Christ School through a bequest in his will. His gift will establish the Joseph Tooke Massey, Jr. Scholarship Fund in honor of former Christ School Choir Master Urq Chin. As a student at Christ School, Joe was awed by the experience of assisting Mr. Chin as he played the organ. From this experience, Joe developed a lifetime love of playing the organ, so much so he has one in his Atlanta home. Joe continues to play for Episcopal churches and he has played in St. Joseph’s Chapel for the Memorial Service during Alumni Weekend. This scholarship will assist students who demonstrate financial need, academic excellence, and an interest in and aptitude for playing the organ. We are grateful for Joe’s thoughtful and generous bequest which will not only help the students who will receive the scholarship, but also help Christ School grow our endowment. If you are inspired by Joe’s story and wish to discuss your own planned gift, please contact Betsy Ellis in the Advancement Office at 828.684.6232 extension 115. We would love to hear from you!
Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Lontz ’91, P’21 Mr. Thomas Graham Lovelace ’90 Mr. Thomas M. Lowe ’15 Dr. Robert Lowry GP’19 Mrs. Joan Lucas Mr. John T. Lucas ’14 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lucchesi Mr. and Mrs. Hans William Luxemburger ’86 Mr. Thomas C. Lynch ’14 Mr. Bruce MacDonald P’17, P’21 Ms. Nancy MacDonald P’17, P’21 The Rev. and Mrs. C. Waite Maclin ’52 Maclin Consulting Mr. Bryan Macomber P’19 Thomas A. Maher Mr. and David V. Mahler Mr. P. Carter Mahoney ’08 Mr. Connell W. Maloney ’14 Mrs. Peter Manigault Mr. and Mrs. James Mann Mr. and Mrs. Frank S. Manning ’72 Dr. Ian Y. Marshall Dr. and Mrs. Charles Martin, Jr. P’10 Mr. and Mrs. Earnest Martin Mr. and Mrs. Robert Martin Mr. and Mrs. Miles H. Martschink Mason Rental Properties Mr. S. Chase Mason ’02 Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Massaroni Ms. Kelly R. Matsey P’15 Mr. and Mrs. Perin Mawhinney ’49 Mr. Grover C. Maxwell IV ’08 Mr. Samuel G. Maxwell ’11 Mr. and Mrs. Gene May Mr. James L. May ’14 Mr. and Mrs. David Maybank Mr. Ian C. Mayers ’14 Ms. Susan Mayes P’20 Mr. William A. McCann, Jr. ’16 Ms. Eleanor McCarthy Mr. and Mrs. Kevin W. McCarthy P’09 Mr. Steven McCarthy Mr. Daniel McCauley Mr. O. Miller McClintock ’74 Mr. and Mrs. Ray McClinton Mr. Hudson H. McEntire ’14 Dr. and Mrs. Timothy McGuire Mr. and Mrs. McQuillan Mr. and Mrs. William D. Mebane ’67 Mr. and Mrs. Mickey Meguiar GP’20 Mr. Reid P. Memmel ’14
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Mr. and Mrs. Luke D. Miller P’23 Ms. Nancy Miller GP’15 Mr. Robert R. Milner ’97 Dr. and Mrs. Ellison C. Mitchell, Jr. ’59 Mr. and Mrs. Sam E. Mitchum ’72 Mondelez International Foundation Ms. Lillian Monroe Ms. Eleanor Moore Mr. J. Randall Moore ’67 Mr. Joshua B. Moore ’14 Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Moore ’49 Ms. Joan Morris P’20 Mr. Jonathon J. Morris ’14 Mr. and Mrs. William H. Morrison Mr. and Mrs. Robert Morriss GP’16 Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Motter P’15 Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mottern, Jr. P’87 Dr. and Mrs. James R. Mouer GP’13, GP’17 Mr. Robert A. Muller ’16 Mr. Jack Mulligan GP’12 Mr. and Mrs. Tony E. Murphy Sr. P’23 Mr. Trevor S. Murrah ’16 Mr. Richard A. Murray II ’89 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Myer, Sr. ’67 Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Nadler P’11 Ms. Helen Nagel GP’18* Mrs. Jill Nagel Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Nagle P’11 Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Nash Mr. Jacob C. Nichols ’16 Mrs. Joyce Nichols GP’04 Mr. Jared K. O’Garro-Moore ’06 Mr. and Mrs. Billy O’Herron, Jr. P’19 Mr. Camrin R. Opp ’14 Mr. Daniel O. Orion Mr. Alfred S. Osborne ’14 Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. Owen III Mr. Jon S. Pace ’14 Mr. and Mrs. William B. Packer Mr. G. Guignard Palmer ’89 Mr. and Mrs. Harris J. Pappas P’06 Mr. William W. Parish ’43 Mr. and Mrs. Donald F. Parker P’11 Mr. Bailey Patrick Jr Mr. and Mrs. John W. Payton ’95 Mr. Benjamin N. Pearce ’16 Mr. Joseph L. Pearce ’14 Mr. James Y. Perry V ’16 Mr. and Mrs. John C. Perry Mr. Brien B. Peterkin, Jr. ’09 Peterson Amusement Company
Mr. Robert H. Pettee, Jr. ’68 Mr. and Mrs. Richard F. Pettit ’79 + Mr. and Mrs. Matt Pevarnik Mr. Robert S. Phifer P’00 Mr. Rob W. Phillips III ’83 Mr. Herbert D. Piercy, Jr. ’14 Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Pinckney Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey D. Pinkerton ’84 Mr. Charles Plank* Mrs. Joyce Plank Mr. Giles E. M. Plyler ’14 Dr. and Mrs. Hoke D. Pollock ’67 Mr. and Mrs. Michael H. Pope ’62 Populus Brands Mr. Benjamin M. Porter ’68 Mr. and Mrs. James Powell Mrs. Angela Powers Mr. Thomas M. Pritchard ’12 Prudential Foundation Matching Gifts Mr. Mark A. Pryor ’14 Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pryor P’14 Mr. Don Pulsifer GP’15, GP’17 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Puorro P’21 Mr. and Mrs. Vincent A. Putiri ’93 Racquet Club Village Association Inc. Robert Ragan Ms. M. Lindsay Raiford Mr. and Mrs. Raymond C. Ramage, Jr. ’72 Mr. Marshall R. Ranson ’14 Maloy Rash Mr. and Mrs. Hal Ravenel Dr. and Mrs. Charles N. Reed P’06 Mr. Joseph D. Regan ’66 Mr. and Mrs. Harold C. Reid P’03 Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence G. Reid, Jr. ’68 Mr. and Mrs. William S. Reid Mr. Wesley P. Reinhardt, Jr. ’16 Mr. and Mrs. Buzz Reynolds GP’17 Mr. and Mrs. Michael Reynolds P’17 Mrs. Frances Rhett Mrs. Dottie Rice Mrs. Marsha L. Rich Col. and Mrs. A.H. Richard Dr. and Mrs. J.T. Richards Mr. and Mrs. David Richardson P’20 Mr. and Mrs. Roberto Richardson Mr. John R. Riter ’66 Mr. Thomas T. Robbins ’11 Mr. and Mrs. Berkley C. Roberts III ’93 Dr. William C. Robertson, Jr. ’60 Mr. Miller P. Robinson, Jr. ’12
Mr. and Mrs. Randal Robinson Mr. Thomas G. Robinson ’16 Mr. Christian A. Rogers ’09 Mr. and Mrs. Richard S. Rogers ’73 Mr. Virginius Cullum Rogers ’67 Mr. Che Findlay Roop ’93 Ruffalo Noel Levitz Ms. Judi Ruprecht P’09 Mr. and Mrs. John Russell Mr. and Mrs. Rick Sabath P’20 Mr. and Mrs. Julian A. Sader ’58 Mr. Phillip E. Sadler II ’10 Ms. Marian L. Safriet P’73 Mr. Elmer Sanborn ’55 Mr. Christopher B. Schiebout ’16 Mr. and Mrs. Jeffery Schilling P’18 Mrs. Pam Schlueter Mr. Henry Sciupider GP’12 Mr. James R. Scothorn ’14 Mr. Jeffrey Scott and Mrs. Suzanne Lowe P’21 Mr. Sean C. Scott ’08 Mr. and Mrs. William Scott P’23 Mr. and Mrs. W. Cody Searcy ’05 Mr. and Mrs. James A. Searle III ’89, P’18, P’21 Mr. Matheson G. Seely ’14 Mr. and Mrs. Charles Andrew Seitz ’94 Reverend Mark Ellis Seitz ’74 Mr. and Mrs. Ernest L. Sewell III ’80 Dr. Stephen R. Shaffer ’55 Mr. and Mrs. Mike Shelton Mr. Patrick F. Shelton ’14 Mr. and Mrs. George Sherrill, Jr. P’85 Mr. Tom Sherry Mr. William Marion Shiflet II ’85 Mr. and Mrs. Don Shirley Mr. and Mrs. Joseph S. Shisko P’99 Mr. and Mrs. Grady W. Shuford Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Shuler P’19 Mr. and Mrs. Butch Simmons GP’19 Mr. Samuel F. A. Sinsky ’15 Mr. and Mrs. Allen F. Skinner P’11 Mr. Davis F. Skinner ’11 Mr. and Mrs. Joel Smilack P’15 Mr. Arthur E. Smith III ’63 Mr. and Mrs. David Smith Mr. and Mrs. Canie Smith Mr. Edward D. Smith ’16 Dr. and Mrs. James A. Smith, III GP’18 Ms. Jeanne Des Smith Mr. Julian D. Smith ’16 Ms. Juliana Smith P’16
Ms. Lee Ann Smith P’11, P’13 Ms. Nancy Smith Mr. Nicholas D. Smith ’16 Mr. and Mrs. Park Smith Ms. Susan J. Smith Mr. Theodore Root Smith ’63 Mr. Harris K. Smoots ’16 Mr. and Mrs. Augustine T. Smythe P’21 Mr. and Mrs. Charlie D. Sneed ’66 Mr. and Mrs. John R. Sneed ’63 Mr. Paul Ryman Sneed ’94 Mr. James M. Snider ’08 Mr. Thomas H. Sparks ’63 Ms. Phyllis Spears Mr. and Mrs. Ross D. Spencer ’63 Mr. and Mrs. William Spencer Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Spevak Hon. and Mrs. W. T. Sprott, Jr. P’10 Dr. and Mrs. Steven H. St. Clair P’18 St. George’s Episcopal Church Mr. Talmadge C. Stephanides ’14 Mr. Andrew K. Stevenson ’15 Mr. John Elliott Stewart ’63 Mrs. Courtney Stiles P’17, P’22 Mr. Denis T. Stokes ’12 Mr. Robert H. Stolz, Jr. ’13 Mr. Chris Stone P’21 Mr. and Mrs. James Stowers P’16 Mr. Allan E. Strand Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Strauss Mrs. Madelyn Strickland Mr. and Mrs. James W. Sturges ’63 Mr. and Mrs. James M. Sullivan III ’77 Mrs. Jennifer Sullivan W’93 Mr. Chen Sun ’16 Ms. Jane Swicegood Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Swindell Mr. Bill Sword Mr. and Mrs. Howard Tallent Mr. and Mrs. Isidro Tamayo P’22 Mr. and Mrs. Ray Tanner GP’14 Mr. Bradley Taylor Mr. and Mrs. Zachary C. Taylor ’04 Mr. and Mrs. Gregory D. Tetterton Mr. and Mrs. Fayette Q. Thackston ’86 The University of Kansas Endowment Association Mr. and Mrs. Craig Thiel P’18, P’19, P’20 Mr. and Mrs. Eric Thomas Mr. and Mrs. C. David Thompson P’19 Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey S. Thompson ’87 Mr. and Mrs. Preston Thompson P’21
Dr. and Mrs. Stephen C. Thompson P’14 Mr. Stephen C. Thompson ’14 Mr. and Mrs. Les Thornbury Mr. John Edward Thornton ’50 Mr. Trevor Thornton Dr. and Mrs. R. S. Thurston P’08 Dr. Thomas G. Thurston* Ms. Mary Todd GP’17 Ms. Hanna Toland P’11 Mr. and Mrs. Bruno Tomaino Ms. Carroll W. Toole Mr. Luther C. Toole Mrs. Elaine Tooley Mr. and Mrs. Gregory W. Townsend Mr. and Mrs. Robert Treadway P’19 Mr. and Mrs. W. Bennett Tucker ’02 Mr. Christopher Turner Mr. Leonard O. Turner III ’16 Mr. Steven A. Tutor ’09 Mr. Kenneth C. Tyburski Mr. Peter S. Ullstein ’16 Universal Insurance Facilities Mr. and Mrs. Francis Vaitekunas Mr. and Mrs. Earl Q. Vance III ’71 Viktor Incentives Mr. and Mrs. Al Wallis P’16 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph R. Ward P’15 Mr. and Mrs. Randall Warren P’20 Mr. Grant M. Watson ’16 Mr. William H. Watson ’14 Mr. Thomas H. Wehrkamp ’14 Mrs. Betty Weil Dr. and Mrs. Jim Weilbaecher Mr. Dillon D. Weir ’14
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wenige Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth B. Wheeler Mrs. Martha Wheeler W’49 Mr. Joseph W. Wheeless IV ’04 Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. White, Jr. ’61 Mr. and Mrs. Christopher H. White ’69 Mr. Donald Whitenack Mr. and Mrs. George N. Whiting Ms. Hazel J. Wiemer P’10 Mr. Benjamin W. Wiggins ’14 Mr. Antton C. Wilbanks Mr. Jim Wilde P’17 Mr. and Mrs. Ashley S. Wilds P’21 Mr. Roger L. Wilkes Mr. William B. Will ’14 Mr. Marshall S. Willett ’14 Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Willett P ’14 Mr. David R. Wilson ’08 Mr. and Mrs. Roger Wilson Mr. Spencer Wilson Mr. Benjamin A. Wise ’14 Mr. and Mrs. Thornton Withers Mrs. Lisa Wiznitzer P’21, P’22 Mr. and Mrs. Richard Wnuk P’14 Mr. and Mrs. Madison Woodward Mr. Stephen Woody and Ms. Mary Bruce Ms. Lucy Chadbourn Worth P’94 Mr. and Mrs. Richard Wright Mr. Forrest L. Yates ’14 Mr. Yichen Yuan ’16 Mr. Mingxuan Zhang ’14 Ms. Leigh Zimmerman P’18 Mr. Ryan J. Zwier ’16
Thank you to everyone that helped make this
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Photos (clockwise from top left): Virginia and John Noland ’64, Martha Ann and Craig Wardlaw ’62, and Shug Lockett P’07; Charlie Parker and Michelle Ulmer Parker P’19 and Katherine and Todd Smoots P’16, P’18, P’19; Bert Scott P’08 and Steve Young ’82; Andrew King ’82, P’19 and Nat Hyde ’74; Christine and Townsend Tanner ’03; Lucy and Graylyn Loomis ’10 and Claire and Daniel Murchison ’11; Joyce and Ben Carson P’20; Stephanie and Kenneth Carroll P’20; Marshall Plumlee ’11; Father Kirk Brown; Dan Wall P’10 and Barrett Ranson P’14; Joe Massey ’65.
This year’s celebration on Saturday, October 27th at Amherst at Biltmore Estate was the culmination of a five-year, $20
The Angelus Dinner recognizes members of the Angelus Society for their generous support of yearly gifts of $1,900 or more to the school.
million campaign that achieved more than 130% of its original goal. With gifts totaling over $26.7 million, Christ School recognized the many transformative achievements during the past five years as well as the volunteers, board members, faculty, staff and donors who made this campaign such a remarkable success. Angelus Society members enjoyed music, cocktails, dinner and a video that thanked donors for their support through generous gifts. Headmaster Paul Krieger P’09, P’12 highlighted the incredible differences in the campus, endowment, and student body that have been achieved during the campaign. He also recognized two special Angelus Society members who span 75 years in between their graduation years – Dr. Dabney Ewin ’43 and David Shainberg ’18. Beginning this year, the Angelus Society threshold has moved to $1,900 – the year Christ School was founded – to help support the school’s tremendous growth and transformation. Young alumni under 35 who contribute $250 to the School will also be considered members of the Angelus Society. n
save the date Saturday, October 26
by By Andrew Pearson
alumni NEWS FROM ALUMNI
Jeff Hudak ’10 Aids in Hurricane Relief Three days and 26.3 hours of flying. Seven loads of supplies weighing 2,700 pounds. Jeff Hudak ’10 put his skill as a pilot to benevolent use in October, delivering relief supplies to those affected by Hurricane Michael. As part of “Operation Airdrop,” the Christ School alumnus saw unimaginable scenes of devastation in the Florida Panhandle. The death toll from Michael was close to 50 people. “They needed a multi-engine pilot and I thought it was a great opportunity to help people,” Hudak said. “We were based out of Gainesville (FL), so all the supplies were there, and we took them to different locations around the Panhandle. I’ve gotten some good pictures (that Hudak shared through his personal social media). One moment I remember in particular was around the Calhoun County area. There was an area full of trees where about half of them were knocked over. It looked like a bomb went off. Hudak is licensed to fly commercial multiengine and single-engine planes. He also has an instrument rating, which allows pilots to fly in weather with reduced visibility (rain, low clouds, and heavy haze). After serving as a flight instructor in Raleigh, Hudak moved to West
Above: Jeff Hudak ’10 in the pilot's seat of a P28A (Piper Archer).
Palm Beach, FL, in July. He began work with Piedmont Airlines in November. How did Hudak become a pilot? “I wanted to do the military for a while and lost interest in that. I was studying physics at Appalachian State, but I didn't want to be in a lab,” Hudak said. “I mentioned being a pilot to my professor and he said that would be a great career for me. So once I decided to go that route, I found a flight school where I could get all the ratings I needed. It's very much a full-time job. A day for me can go from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.” Hudak credits Christ School for helping steer him to his career path. “The thing I noticed the most was the lifestyle. Christ School really instilled discipline,” Hudak said. “That regiment was fantastic, especially when I got in college and I was around guys who had no direction. Christ School gives it to you, and really got me started on figuring out what I wanted to do.” Hudak is seeing that pilots with a Christ School connection are a tight-knit community. David Singhas ’12 and Thomas Mackie ’12 attended the same flight school as Hudak, while Rhyne Jones ’13 is also flying out of Florida. n
Future Gift to Christ School
Have you considered the power of a planned gift in your own estate plans? Designating Christ School as a primary beneficiary for an IRA requires no probate through court upon your death, and can save your family unnecessary income taxes. Here’s an example of how a direct IRA gift works. If you bequest $25,000 from your IRA to Christ School as a primary beneficiary, then Christ School receives the entire sum of $25,000. If you bequest the same distribution to your family via your IRA, then that gift must pay 33% in federal and state income taxes leaving your family only $16,750. Gifts of IRAs to your family equal less money than would a designated percentage or amount left to them in your will. Designating Christ School as a primary beneficiary of all, or just a percentage, of your
IRA or other retirement plan may be the best way to make a testamentary gift. You can also make current gifts through your IRA. If you are age 70 ½ or older, you can make a gift each year from your IRA up to $100,000 tax-free to a qualified charitable organization such as Christ School! If this distribution is made directly to Christ School, it is not included in your income and you avoid income tax on Social Security benefits. Your gift can directly impact Christ School’s general endowment, or you could possibly name your own endowed fund. Although we are not financial planners, and we encourage you to talk with yours, we are happy to have a confidential conversation about your interest in designating Christ School as a beneficiary within your estate plan. n
Please contact the Advancement Office at 828.684.6232, ext. 103.
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It may have been cold and rainy Friday evening, but that didn’t dampen the enthusiasm or appetite of the alumni, faculty, and staff who attended Beast and Barrel, hosted by the Alumni Council to usher in Asheville School Weekend.
The brainchild of Alumni Council president Richard Haake ’87, a chef, caterer, and event planner who recently moved from the West Coast to Arden, NC, Beast and Barrel was modeled after an event at a winery he worked with in Napa, CA. “Open-fire cooking is really popular right now,” said Haake, “and I conceptualized it and shared the idea with Alumni Council.” What started out as a simple pig roast, harkening back to an annual event during Alumni Weekend when Haake was a student, turned into a feast featuring open-fire cooking and barrel-aged libations. The straw barn at Tommy Westfeldt’s ’70 local home in Fletcher, The Grange, served as an ideal location for this rustic fest, featuring not only suckling pig, but also oysters – raw and grilled – roasted chicken and, courtesy of Haake’s brotherin-law Sean Haines ’87, a huge pot of steaming Brunswick Stew. “It was so cold and rainy that day,” said Haake. “We served that pot first and everyone crushed it.” The hope is that this will become a bi-annual event, taking place every year we host The Game. “Part of our goal is to bring back the younger alumni and I think this is the type of event that will do that.” According to Eric Thorp ’01, who was in attendance, “The Beast and Barrel is a great addition to the Asheville School Weekend schedule of events. Organized and run by alumni, with support from the Advancement Office, it is an event that will appeal to alumni across the generations.” After Haake and his wife, Virginia, had their 5-year-old son Bo, they moved east to be closer to family in Georgia, and it just so happens that their dream house was right down the road from CS. “I wasn’t trying to move next to campus; it just happened that way,” said Haake. “We moved here for the climate, the mountains, the craft beer, and food scene.” After 20 years in the industry, Haake hung up his chef hat when he moved back east, allowing him to spend more time with family. “I’m still dialed into the restaurant scene and I still love to cook,” said Haake. Now he recruits for local restaurants that include Benne on Eagle, Bouchon, and Vinnie’s Italian. Son Bo is in the Spanish immersion program at Glen Arden School and on track to be a member of Christ School’s Class of 2032. n
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Above: (clockwise from top left): Bunny and Wyndham Manning ’66; Nat Hyde ’74, Megan and Eric Thorp ’01; Richard Haake ’87; Robert Byrd ’11, Drew Hyche ’94, and Travis Harris; Dan Stevenson ’72 and Ted deSaussure ’74.
Peter Gleason ’43 reports that he is alive and well!
William Kennedy ’48 and his wife, Nancy, boarded the Orient Express for a 5-day trip to Scotland’s west coast and back. They later joined Atlanta friends in Dublin for a three-week trip through southern Ireland.
Andrew Hamilton ’53 writes: “I spent 50 years in Washington, D.C., as a journalist, independent writer, government official, and World Bank consultant, and worked for the Senate, the Congressional Budget Office, the Pentagon, and the National Security Council, publishing in newspapers, magazines, one book, and a lot of mostly technical work on defense topics. Since 1993 I have written well over a thousand editorials for the Charleston Post and Courier daily, and still do three or four a week. It leaves little time for the children’s book I have been dabbling with for a decade.”
A homecoming 54 years in the making! James Johnston ’64 returned to Christ School for the first time since his graduation, touring campus with his wife, Debbie. The couple resides in the eastern North Carolina town of New Bern and came to the mountains to avoid Hurricane Florence.
Shelby Miller ’48 lives in Etowah, NC. He says: “I remember the good old days, especially football. Really loved Fessor and playing! Often wonder how many of my teammates are still with us!"
1952 Durward Grady ’54 and his wife, Cathy, happily reside in Pinehurst.
Michael Holt ’62 has been married 52 years; he and his wife have nine grandchildren spread across Maryland, New York State, the North Woods of Wisconsin, and rural Alberta, Canada. They are about to downsize to a small, one-level house, but remain in Southeast Guilford County, NC. He volunteers with church, Y camp, and Scouts. Michael’s main activity is as a firearms instructor. He reports that he can still make a bed, sweep the room, and crack a rat tail.
After selling their construction company several years ago, Henry Hinkle ’69 and his brothers, Buck ’66 and Tom AS ’75, have returned to the construction business with a new venture but are keeping a hand in the horse breeding business. Henry is looking forward to his 50th reunion next May.
Greenies were treated to the organ playing of Christ School alumnus Joe Massey ’65 during Monday morning Chapel service in September. Massey has helped lead the effort to re-voice the organ this summer. Bob Reid ’65 retired from The Associated Press in 2014 after working out of Afghanistan, Iraq, Egypt, Belgium, Austria, the Philippines, Germany, and New York. War was raging in Afghanistan and Iraq during Reid’s time there as a chief of bureau and news director, “trying to juggle three or four armed revolutions at once.” Bob moved to Washington a little over four years ago where he is now senior managing editor for Stars and Stripes, an American military newspaper that has been in operation since 1861.
Bear Smith ’52 spoke to Christ School’s Architectural Design and Modeling students. Smith told the boys about his grandfather, Richard Sharp Smith, who is best known as one of the architects of the Biltmore Estate.
Tom Burke ’70 and his wife, Diane, toured campus in November and were highly impressed with all the recent enhancements. Tom speaks fluent Spanish, since his father worked in Venezuela when he was a Christ School student.
Steven Baumrucker ’73 has been hard at work creating his own synthesizer studio. His music can be heard on SiriusXM and in the score of a forthcoming science fiction movie from the United Kingdom. In his spare time, he is still associate editor in chief of the American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and medical director for Palliative Medicine Associates at Ballad Health System. “Waku” challenges all of his classmates to donate to the Class of ’73 Memorial Scholarship Fund!
Bill Wilder ’73, who recently retired from a career with Cracker Barrel, and his wife, Debbie, have moved to Lexington, KY. He is looking forward to getting back to campus and enjoyed seeing David Lanaux ’75 recently.
1974 Bruce Woodward ’68 and his girlfriend, CC, are pictured here with Polly and Ted Stoney ’68 after an Antique Roadshow type event at the Olympic Club in San Francisco.
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Tolar Bryan ’64 is looking forward to spending Christmas in London with his daughter and her family. He is living in Liberty Lake, WA, and enjoyed a successful archery deer hunting season.
Dave Leasure ’74 is now retired. He moved from Huntington, WV, to Tucson, AS.
Bubby Floyd ’79 co-founded Thanksgiving Blessing in 2008. Annually, it provides for elderly residents in Florence who might otherwise go without a traditional Thanksgiving meal. This year, there were 1,000 care packages prepared, each filled with frozen hen, three canned goods, and a box of stuffing. “I’ve been blessed in a lot of ways, lucky my whole life,” Floyd said. “This is my way of giving back.”
Mr. Stevenson reconnected with Jay Taylor ’90. He lives in Beaufort, SC, with his wife, Megan, and their two children. Taylor owns and runs Kingdom Insurance Agency and is very involved in his community. For this picture, Taylor is proudly wearing a Stump bow tie!
Charles Hooper ’82 recently started a new executive coaching business to help “Accelerate Focused Leaders.” More information can be found at www.hoopercoaching.com.
James Bailey ’06 and his wife, Perry, welcomed their firstborn, James “Freeman” Bailey, Jr. on November 19, 2018. Freeman weighed 8 lbs. 7 oz and was 19.5 inches long.
Cle Dabezies ’91 had a nice visit to campus this past June with his sons, Cle (10) and Collins (8). He also enjoyed time with classmate Beirne White ’91 in November at Shell Beach, LA, pulling in the bull reds.
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Bennett Tucker ’02 was recognized last week as one of 10 “Young Professionals 2 Follow” by the Aiken Standard newspaper. Bennett is the Woods Superintendent of Aiken’s Hitchcock Woods, a 2,100-acre urban forest considered one of the largest urban forests in America. He has also been active in various community activities and is an active member of First Presbyterian Church in Aiken. Bennett and his wife, Lindsay, are the parents of 3-year-old Nathan and are expecting their second child in late September. Lindsay is a math teacher at North Augusta High School.
Dr. Eric deMesa ’92 is living and working in Princeton, WV. Mary Pope Hutson, daughter of “Heno” and brother of Elliott ’83, and Claire Griffith P’11 visited campus in July and enjoyed a chance to catch up with Father Brown.
Andy Taylor ’87 and his wife, Shannon, were the hosts for the Christ School Alumni Washington, D.C. Reception in November at the Metropolitan Club. Among the attendees were Mr. and Mrs. Krieger, Miller Robinson ’12, John Umberger ’07, Charles Webb ’53, Michael Brazinski ’14, Max Snider ’08, Richard and Amy Zantzinger P’20, and David Schnorrenberg, son of John ’49.
Director of Alumni Dan Stevenson ’72 spent time with Harry Johnson ’88 recently. Johnson and his wife, Caroline, live in Charleston, SC, where he and his brother run their family insurance business, Johnson & Johnson.
Eric Thorp ’01 began his tenure as Athletic Director at Christ School in August 2018. Eric has been employed by Christ School for 11 years now, first as Director of Alumni Relations in Advancement and then as Assistant Director of Admission. He has also served as an 8th grade and Boy Scout Venture Crew advisor, as well as an adjunct houseparent in Cuningham and Gardner dorms. He has headed up varsity basketball and continues to helm the Greenie golf program. Director of Alumni Dan Stevenson recently checked in with Adam Willis ’01, who is Manager of Sales and Strategic Accounts for BirdDog Logistics out of Hickory, NC.
81 Christine and Townsend Tanner ’03 were married in Morehead City, NC, on April 7th, 2018 with a reception following at the Coral Bay Club in Atlantic Beach, NC. They are living in Asheville, where they bought their first home together last August.
Mitch Aiken ’04 is now working as a voice-over artist. After years of encouragement, mostly from complete strangers, the former choir member at Christ School is putting himself out there. Aiken has created a SoundCloud page with demos of his work and says the early feedback has been encouraging.
Daniel Haskell ’06 has been living in Jackson Hole, WY, since 2010. He has been a river guide in Grand Teton National Park, a snowboard instructor, and a wildlife guide. Most recently he will be taking the journeyman electrician exam this summer. Since living in Wyoming Daniel has had many memorable experiences, including rowing over 5000 miles of the Snake River and summiting the Grand Teton. He is engaged to Nora Dewitt-Hoeger, whom he met in Jackson Hole. Daniel credits the Christ School Outdoor Program for leading him to pursue a career in the outdoors.
Christ School has two basketball players continuing long pro careers overseas: Matt Gwynne ’06 is with the Libertadores de Querétaro club in Mexico, while Malik Cooke ’07 is playing for France’s Saint-Chamond.
Avyd Baldwin ’07 has launched his own food service in Charlotte. Ace Gourmet’s menu includes shrimp, chicken, fish, pasta, vegetables, and more. Above: Cody Searcy ’05 is currently in his third year of teaching Special Education at TC Roberson in Asheville, NC. His wife, Randi, just started working for Duke Energy, and their son, Everett, will soon be six years old.
Dornan Gresley ’06 and his wife, Christie, were in the area in October and stopped by for lunch and a visit. Dornan is a third generation Greenie. His father is a class of 1979 and grandfather was 1945!
Thomas Belk ’08 founded TBIII Pickup Service in 2016. The company served more than 140 clients in over half the country last year. TBIII will undergo a re-branding soon, morphing from local and long-distance moving into furniture transport. Operations will also move from Charlotte to the Greenville, SC, area. Thomas got married last summer to his wife, Catherine, who is an Asheville School graduate. Miles Plumlee ’08 celebrated his 30th birthday in September. Miles is the oldest of the three Plumlee brothers (Mason ’09 and Marshall ’11) who played basketball for Christ School before going on to Duke University and the NBA. Miles and the Atlanta Hawks opened their preseason schedule on October 1.
School took a huge group to support one of its own. Plumlee has been a post player in the NBA since 2013, the year he was a first-round draft pick out of Duke University.
Alex Hudak ’14 is the Farmville, NC, Community Arts Council’s Artist of the Month for December and got his own gallery show.
Brandon Allison ’10 married Jacee Blades in Mandeville, LA, on September 1, 2018. Bradley Dunn ’10 and his wife, Bri, welcomed a baby boy, Grayson James Dunn, on September 19, 2018.
Andrew Anderson ’13 has followed his rowing career all the way to China, where the Christ School alumnus has become an international gold medalist.
Lakeem Jackson ’09 just began his sixth season of professional basketball with Japan’s Ehime Orange Vikings. The 6-foot-5 swingman helped lead Christ School to state championships as a junior and senior before continuing his career in college at South Carolina.
82 Auggy Campbell ’09 already has a master’s degree in Athletic Coaching and Education from West Virginia University and is pursuing a second master's in Sports Management. Along with his studies, Campbell oversees Speed and Agility operations for the Top Prospects Training Facility in Morgantown, WV.
Colby Moore ’11 served as an intern on Capitol Hill and campaigned for Kay Hagan for the U.S. Senate. Since graduating from Wake Forest in 2015, Colby has worked in the Office of Legislative Affairs in the White House and the Democratic National Committee, serving in the Political Department during the 2016 elections and becoming Deputy Director last year. During his stint in Washington Colby held onto the idea of returning to school for a law degree – a dream that was fueled by some law professors at Wake Forest. He started law school at Emory this past August.
Luke Pearce ’14 and Ben Pearce ’16 attended the ArmyNavy football game on Dec. 8 in Philadelphia. Luke is a senior at West Point, which won the game, 17-10. President Donald Trump was in attendance and performed the pregame coin toss. Denis de St. Aubin ’13, Henry de St. Aubin ’15, Grant Cleavenger ’05, and Jennings Milholen ’13 bonded one weekend in November after all four Greenies attended the same engagement party.
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2012 Martin Little ’09 married Dr. Sarah Grace Little on June 16th. Shortly after their wedding, they purchased their first home in Charleston. They both have started their own businesses and plan on starting a second international business in the near future. Sarah’s business is a biomedical engineering firm located in Charleston, and Martin’s is a specialized boat business, also in Charleston. Martin is currently at the Citadel for Civil Engineering. They look forward to being on campus in May for reunion weekend! Martin and Sarah are with his stepfather, Smith Ragsdale ’72.
Kelton Lastein ’12 visited campus in early December. He is working in the commercial real estate business in Hendersonville, NC.
2015 Michael Brazinski ’14 has been an intern in the office of U.S. Congressman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) since September. He graduated earlier this year from the College of Charleston with a degree in Political Science and minor in Geography.
Mason Plumlee ’09 and the The Denver Nuggets were in Charlotte in early December for a basketball game with the Hornets and Christ David (Miller) Singhas ’12 earned his Flight Instructor Rating last month at a school in Raleigh, NC.
Jack Fleming ’15 can trace his interest in CrossFit back to Christ School. Back then, the former Greenie lacrosse player and swimmer wasn’t much different than some of the weekend warriors who use CrossFit to build strength or stay in shape. But flash forward, and Fleming is now a serious devotee. He founded the University of North Carolina Wilmington CrossFit Club in April 2017. With Jack as president, membership in the co-ed club has grown to about 35 men and women.
Jerome Glowacki ’15 is pursuing a Business Administration degree at the Richard Ivey School of Business, in London, Ontario. Conrad Ma ’15 is majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Entrepreneurship at the University of North Carolina. Conrad is a Morehead-Cain Scholar and says he has benefitted from the Morehead-Cain network of alumni; in fact, one of these contacts took him to California’s Bay Area for an internship with domain and web hosting company GoDaddy during the summers after his sophomore and junior years.
Connor Graeber ’16 has found his voice, literally, in the past several months and was poised to try out for the reality TV show “America’s Got Talent” on December 15 in his hometown of Charlotte. Connor recently declared his major in Communication.
Kiffen Loomis ’16 is Co-Chief Investment Officer for Black Diamond Capital. Based at Harvard University, Black Diamond Capital Investors is one of the largest and most successful student-run hedge funds in the United States. Black Diamond Capital actively recruits and selects Harvard students who possess strong investing acumen. Kiffen is a junior studying Applied Mathematics: Economics.
Jake Johnson ’17 was on a whirlwind international adventure this fall. Accompanied by friends, the Christ School alum and Dartmouth College sophomore attempted to visit as many as 10 different countries in 24 days. Jake spent Thanksgiving atop a camel in Morocco. Later, he and a friend named Spencer walked almost 10 hours across the country of Andorra. Johnson will be uploading videos from the journey, now and into the coming weeks, to his YouTube channel, Nxt Adventure.
Anthony Vaglica ’15 (pictured left) is right where he’s meant to be, both with baseball and life. After spending the 2016 season at the University of South Carolina Upstate, Vaglica transferred to a college in his home state of New York. Long Island University Post is about a half-hour outside of where the Vaglica family lives in Franklin Square, NY. He was named the Most Valuable Player of July’s Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League All-Star Game.
2016 Devon Johnson ’16 studied abroad in Madrid, Spain, for the entirety of his fall semester at the University of North Carolina. The Morehead-Cain Scholar is double-majoring in Public Policy and Sociology.
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Mason Blevins ’16 was recognized for his leadership at Auburn University as the recipient of the Auburn University Interfraternity Council 2018 IFC Chapter President of the Year, Mason has been president of his fraternity, Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) the past two years. He recently was elected as Vice President of Risk Management for the Auburn University Interfraternity Council for the 2019 year. Congratulations to Mason! Zak Lintz ’16 is a junior at UNC-Chapel Hill, majoring in Computer Science. Before he returned to his studies in Chapel Hill, Lintz made his first trip to New York’s Yankee Stadium in August.
Christ School alumnus Julian Smith ’16, who went on to college at VMI, said he has fulfilled a lifelong goal: he has signed on to become a military officer following his graduation in 2020.
Joey Cinque ’17 was recently named the Newcomer of the Year for all sports at Rollins College in Winter Park, FL. He also garnered a spot on the Sunshine State Conference's AllFreshman Lacrosse Team after leading the Tars in goals (30). Joey wrapped up their season April 26, 2018 with a 7-7 overall record. Will Iorio ’17 spent the summer aboard Eagle, the flagship of the Coast Guard Academy, sailing around the Caribbean and Central America. On the lacrosse field, Iorio had 24 goals and 21 assists for the Bears last season and was their Team Rookie of the Year. With a play on his last name, the Coast Guard referred to Iorio as its “Cookie Guy” in a recent social media post.
Brothers as Greenies, and now Tigers: former Christ School roommates Joe deLoach ’18 and Lawrence Freeman ’18 caught up over lunch at Clemson University, where both have begun their freshman year.
Mrs. Mahoney treated some of her former advisees and students to lunch in Chapel Hill. Sam Lemel ’18, Bronson Gatts ’18, Luke Brazinski ’18, Vance Stiles ’17 and John Hunter ’17.