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THE MAGAZINE OF CARDIGAN MOUNTAIN SCHOOL

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Cardigan People: The School’s Highest Core Value

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Dudley Clark: Made of Cardigan Stuff

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Leading by Example: Robbie Barker ’97

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From the Editor’s Desk

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am delighted to present you with this issue of the Chronicle (my third as editor) and the wonderfully endearing Cardigan people who are featured within. As you read it you may well agree with English teacher and feature writer Alex Gray, who says that “the sum is greater than the parts” when it comes to Cardigan community. In its 66th year, Cardigan Mountain School has caught its second wind, and the people who serve its various roles are indeed the inspiration and the source. A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of spending a Tuesday morning with Mr. Dudley Clark, who, while technically retired might nevertheless suitably hold the title of “Mr. Cardigan.” I rode with him to Enfield on his weekly donut run, sat with him for coffee, and hung on every word of his stories about the School and the boys whom he truly loves. It wasn’t my intention to write his life story, though doing so would be a worthy effort for someone who wishes to capture the story of a true giver. My brief article in these pages is but a quick sketch of a wonderful man, and I suspect that many have no idea how much he does for the School. Alex Gray was very generous with his time in assisting me with the magazine late this summer and into the fall, and I am grateful for his insights. He is another classic example of the Cardigan role model, with his steady, gentle voice of kindness and encouragement. Alex’s perspective on what makes this community exceptional is honest and thoughtful, and I’m sure that if pressed he could talk for hours about the people who have touched Cardigan lives in his years on The Point. I wish I could have afforded more time to listen. Truthfully we could devote every issue of the Chronicle from now into the next decade to Cardigan people and still not tell the stories of all the special individuals who have enriched the lives of boys here. And so we offer these broad strokes, in order to sketch the outlines of consummate “Cardigan people,” those for whom our core values—compassion, honesty, respect, integrity, and scholarship—come as naturally as taking a breath. I hope that you enjoy this issue, and that you will share your stories with us as well. Throughout the year you will be invited to do so through an online questionnaire, via a special video project we’re producing, or by one of our own “Cardigan people” who might be visiting your area. Please help us celebrate all those “beautiful days in New Hampshire” and the people who made them special for you or your sons. Joy Michelson Director of Communications

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Headmaster David J. McCusker, Jr. ’80 Assistant Headmaster & Director of Secondary School Placement James H. Funnell Assistant Headmaster & Dean of Faculty Ryan Feeley Director of Admissions Chip Audett Director of Development Brian L. Cheek Director of Communications Joy L. Michelson Dean of Students H. Charles McCormick, Jr. Director of Studies John P. D’Entremont ’94 Director of Athletics Ryan E. Frost Summer Programs Coordinator Matt Rinkin Business Manager Joseph McHugh Photography Gene Banks/Newfound Photography Sam Floyd ’11 Eric Kwon ’11 Caleb Glover ’11 Ryan McCabe’11 Spenser Hukill ’11 Jasper Beever’12 Eric Lane Joy Michelson Printing Capital Offset, Concord, New Hampshire The Cardigan Chronicle is published two times yearly by the Communications Office for alumni, parents, and friends of the School. Please address any communications to the editor: 62 Alumni Drive Canaan, NH 03741 603.523.4321 Cardigan Mountain School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, handicap, sexual orientation, or national origin in the administration of its educational policies or any other program governed by the School. An Asbestos Management Plan has been completed for Cardigan Mountain School and is available to the public by contacting the Business Office.


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Sections 2 THE CARDIGAN WAY 14 ON THE POINT 22 ADVANCING CARDIGAN 24 ALUMNI NOTES 26 AUCTION

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Cardigan People: The School’s Highest Core Value

Cardigan English teacher Alex Gray offers his perspective on the “core value” of the Cardigan community.

J. Dudley Clark III: Made of Cardigan Stuff

A presence at Cardigan for nearly 30 years, this teacher and mentor models core values in every aspect of life.

16 Commencement 2010 18 Leading by Example: Robbie Barker’s Tunnel of Fame Alumnus, teacher, and coach Mr. Barker ’97 celebrates Cardigan’s rich hockey tradition with his project at Turner Arena.

34 Mrs. Rives’ Magnum Opus

Retiring art educator Susan Rives enjoys a final look at her work.

ON THE COVER The Harmon family has an impressive legacy at Cardigan Mountain School. Together on campus for Homecoming were grandfather Robert, a graduate of the Clark School in Hanover, father Nicholas ’73, and brothers Ben ’07 and Zak ’11. Read more about the Harmons on page 31.

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the cardigan way Would Hap Be Proud Today? A Message from the Headmaster

David J. McCusker, Jr.’80 Writing this morning, predawn on the Sunday following Parents’ Weekend (and admittedly a couple of weeks after an internal deadline issued by the editor), I am inspired by the “Cardigan family.” We have just enjoyed two glorious autumn days on The Point with hundreds of parents, grandparents, and other “family” members who reunited in a spirit of fellowship and a common interest: the education of our Cardigan boys. At Cardigan, we believe that education is essentially a human experience. Fostering close and healthy relationships among all members of this community, therefore, will remain an essential focus of our program. This simple, yet profound, relational precept drives much of our decision making. At a meeting with our parents on Saturday morning, I thanked those in attendance for their active and generous “partnership,” which takes many forms during the course of the year. Cardigan’s parents volunteer in great numbers, make financial gifts to our annual fund and other initiatives, and, most important, engage in an ongoing conversation about their sons, which enriches our understanding and enhances our efforts to educate these boys “in mind, body, and spirit.” Since the start of the 2010-2011 school year, I have been reminded over and over again that our community today reflects the sum total of contributions made by many special individuals. I am convinced that much of our culture today, our character as a school and as a community, and the values that we clearly articulate and strive to live by have been shaped over time by the many fine “stewards” of the School. The men and women who work at Cardigan today, in whatever capacity, are devoted to the School, appreciate our mission, understand their responsibilities, and work hard to meet them. Having

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worked in several fine schools, I have not observed the same devotion elsewhere that is in evidence at Cardigan. In honor of Founders’ Day, an annual Cardigan holiday celebrated in October with a break from our normal program and a visit to the Sandwich Fair, I had the opportunity to tell the story of Hap Hinman, the gentleman who first envisioned Cardigan Mountain School. As I recounted to our students and faculty, Hap not only conceived of our school, he became the School’s driving force in the critical early days, rallying his friends around the idea, acquiring the resources (physical and financial), and committing countless hours of his own thinking, hard work, and determination. Hap was an inspiring figure, not solely by dint of personality, but because he was compelling in his actions, his deeds, and his personal commitment to serve young boys during their adolescent years; his own son had died at the age of 16—no doubt part of what fueled Hap’s commitment. Ted Peach, one of Cardigan’s original faculty members, paid us an unexpected visit this fall. Ted served on Cardigan’s faculty from 1946–1950, when the student population numbered between 25 and 45 and there were at times 8–12 school employees. In the early years, the School existed in what was referred to as the “Lodge,” a large and formidable building down on Canaan Street (where it still stands today). Mr. Peach described this original facility as somewhat austere, but told how Hap’s persistence in addressing the needs of the boys moved the School steadily forward in both enrollment and in garnering support for building the campus we know today. Knowing our history can be highly instructive. Balancing the dreams and goals of the School today includes much of

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During his visit this fall,Ted Peach entertained students with stories from Cardigan’s early history.


Founder Harold “Hap” Hinman and Headmaster Wilfred Clark contemplating the Canaan Street campus in its early years.

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the same calculus depicted in the stories Mr. Peach shared. Cardigan’s abiding commitment to excellence in the education of middle school boys will not waver; our program is excellent today and will only improve in the months and years ahead. To implement what we believe is the best program for the boys in our care, we must invite talented, motivated, and hard-working adults to educate our students, compensating them well and ensuring a quality of life that honors their extraordinary commitment. I believe Hap would be proud of the School we are today. I’d like to think he would applaud and encourage our focus on developing the best program for the boys we serve, our promise to know and love all of our students, and our school’s culture, which values a positive attitude and fastidious work ethic, and which, when combined to leverage whatever inherent or acquired skills one may possess, benefits those around us and the communities in which we live. Based on what I’ve learned about Hap’s practical and resourceful nature, he’d be pleased to know about our ethos of “continual improvement”; our mantra is to “underpromise and overdeliver,” tempering our enthusiasm for the promise of a plan, preferring instead to deliver on the plan and then highlight the benefits, as well as lessons learned. And what of our plans for the future? The financial realities that we have all lived with during the last few years have understandably prompted individuals, families, businesses, and organizations to revisit their values and perhaps reassess how to continue to practice what they preach. During this trying time, Cardigan has remained steadfast, reaffirming our values, committing our resources in the areas of greatest importance— program and people—while also envisioning the future of our school. As was the case in Hap Hinman’s era, the future of our school necessarily begins with a vision and subsequently requires unrelenting determination and perseverance. Leadership is not for the faint of heart. My hope is that others will be inspired by our commitment to serving the boys in our care and our vision of excellence for this school. Cardigan has always been blessed with great people who have led the way. David J. McCusker, Jr. ’80 Headmaster

Cardigan Mountain School offers a close-knit community that prepares middle school boys—in mind, body, and spirit—for responsible and meaningful lives in a global society. To achieve our mission, we reward effort and accomplishment, helping each boy realize his academic, physical, and personal potential through the integration of the following core values in all aspects of daily life.

COMPASSION

We cherish the quality of kindness, asking each member of our community to “love thy neighbor as thyself,” and we embrace the importance of service for the greater good.

HONESTY

We expect rigorous honesty in all dealings.

RESPECT

We teach respect for all individuals, embracing an appreciation for diverse perspectives.

INTEGRITY

We cultivate personal integrity, underscoring our commitment to “doing the right thing,” through community discussion, public example, and role modeling.

SCHOLARSHIP

We instill a love of learning and promote intellectual curiosity and growth, recognizing that each person learns differently.

FAIRNESS

We believe that all people deserve the opportunity to grow and develop, succeed and fail, in a safe environment that values intent, effort, and accomplishment free from bias and prejudice.

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cardigan way events

Peter Albee ’58, Ned Gibbons, Jr. ’78, Jennifer Nugnes P’09, and Christine Jenkins P’10.

Beverly Wakely and Ronn Bronzetti ’89.

Bryan Ruez P’06 and Ned Gibbons, Sr. P’78, GP’12.

Cape Cod

Susie Krayer, Phyllis Philie P’06,’10, and Drew Philie ’06.

Norman Wakely, Nancy. Ruez P’06, Chris Ruez ’06, and Bryan Ruez P’06.

Reception Boston Area

Workday Gathering (Left) Nick Jones ’00 talks with Dr. Ron von Jako’81 at a Boston luncheon hosted by Ed Krayer ’82. (Right) Board Chair F. Corning Kenly III ’68 talks with Kim Soth, an associate of Dr. von Jako, at the luncheon.

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Mr. and Mrs. Ed Krayer ’82 and Penny Peck. Brian Cheek, Hayden Jenkins ’10, and Matt Borghi ’10. Ed Krayer ’82 and Ned Philie P’06,’10.


Host Andy Gilbert P’08,’10,’13 entertained guests with Jamie Funnell P’06,’09 and Admissions Director Chip Audett. Jamie and Chip talk with incoming student Josh Jordan ’12 and his father, Kirt.

New Cardigan family, Angela, Bobby ’12, and Robert Dray, arriving at the balloonbedecked Gilbert home. Niko Langlois ’07 volunteered at the grill.

CMS Family

Gathering at the Gilberts’ Chip Audett and Jamie Funnell with hostess Maureen Gilbert P’08,’10,’13 (center).

The Gilbert family (less one son, Nate ’08): Jake ’10 (standing), Max ’13, Andy, and Maureen. Walter Chapin P’12, greeted by Peter Langlois P’07,’08,’11 and Jamie Funnell. Incoming seventh grader, Max Gilbert, with his grandparents, Jack and Mary Reardon GP’08,’10,’13.

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Cardigan People The School’s Highest “Core Value” By Alex Gray

Cardigan English Teacher, Coach, Advisor, and Parent

On a beautiful, bright, and sunny afternoon late in August, seated on the porch of Clark-Morgan Hall overlooking the majestic and very green Marrion Field, I felt it an ideal time and place to reminisce and reflect on life here at Cardigan Mountain School. First (and most evident on this particular day) is how blessed Cardigan is with its location; its

Mr. Alex Gray P’14

pristine natural environment offers inspiration in

Top: The Cardigan Mountain Lacrosse Camp draws CMS alums each summer both to play and to coach. Helping out this year were Justin Simon ’00 (front row fourth from left), Matt Lovejoy ’04 (front row fourth from right), and Dave Madeiras ’98 (seated far right).

so many ways. This is indeed a special community,

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and while the list is long of reasons to love it, one stands head and shoulders above the rest.


Mr. Ramos, Coach Marrion, and Mr. Hart represent a collective 111 years at CMS!

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who commit themselves on this journey with shaky confidence and emerged a young to this place are what bring life to the School, and it is the leader. The memory of his recitation of Shakespeare’s “Sonnet overwhelming reason why my wife, Liz, and I chose to make 18” still makes me smile. Phyllis was an active parent and was this place our family’s home. Over the years I have been omnipresent during our Parents’ Weekends. She demanded honored to serve the Cardigan community alongside many much from Russell, and from his teachers. She also offered one of the most practical and creative auction items unbelievably talented people. Boarding for a Cardigan boy, a day shadowing her at work school life is intense, and so endurance in her New York law firm. and a sense of humor are important Parents are part of the community here in so qualities, and the most impressive people many ways. I think about people like Maureen I’ve encountered here also possess many “. . . the most and Andy Gilbert (P’08, ’10, ’13), who, with passions. impressive people their third son now at the School, continue to Eddie Ramos comes to mind for his passion, not only for math (evident in the I’ve encountered here devote incredible time and energy to events on campus. Dick and Lisa Drummond, also current numerous awards on display in Brewster [at Cardigan] possess parents (’11, ’13), seem to never miss their boys’ that have been garnered by his math many passions.” sporting events—and come bearing cookies teams), but also for tennis, Monday-night and cameras to celebrate team efforts. Burt volleyball, and most important, his faith. McGillivray, another past parent (’07, ’09, ’09) For Wim Hart there is literature, of course, who delighted in everything Cardigan while his but he also has a passion for “all things Rock’n’Roll” and for golf. And no one is a better example boys were here, continues to serve the School on the Board of of multiple commitments than “Coach” Jim Marrion. He Trustees, traveling here several times each year. served as Cardigan’s athletic director for decades, but he also Also on the Board of Trustees, alumnus Chip Haskell coined the memorable phrase “A day without math is like a ’80 is cut from true Cardigan Mountain School cloth. Ever day without sunshine!” Coach does love sports, of that there enthusiastic and quick to find the fun in boarding school is no doubt, and a good detective novel when there’s time, life, Chip attended CMS and later returned to teach French, but his essential passion is for nurturing the best qualities coach, preside over a dorm, and run the Alumni Office, all in boys (and men)—of integrity, generosity, and good while maintaining a steady stream of positive energy. Chip’s sportsmanship. Like Dudley Clark, who is featured in this theatrical gift of impersonations (tactfully imparted) made life on The Point more enjoyable. issue of the Chronicle, he cares One of his legacies was the deeply for people and has served beautification of  Alumni Drive, generations as a role model. with its stately row of aging Cardigan parents are also maple trees framing the road some of the people who inspire and welcoming guests, and this me here. These are people who is just one subtle and perhaps share their sons with us in order to underappreciated reminder of offer them the best middle school the lasting commitment Chip has experience. Past parent Phyllis made to Cardigan. An asset to any Holland springs to mind as an team,  Chip’s current stewardship exemplar; her son, Russell ’02, of the School and the levity he was a CMS success. He embarked

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Gavin Bayreuther ’09 (left) attends Holderness, where Justin Simon ’00 (right) serves as the assistant athletic director.

Left: Maureen Gilbert P’08,’10,’13 serves as the CMS Parents’ Auction Chair. Above: The mountain biking team this fall.

brings to the role will inspire others to lead Vermont Academy—a rain that sent the and  enhance the strategic infrastructure delicate fall foliage unceremoniously to the and programs for the future. ground. The boys were soaking wet even Indeed Cardigan boys don’t forget what before the bikes were off the trailer, and they they have gained here. I was so impressed suffered and endured the elements with the recently, while attending a game at St. Lawrence, to have five grit and determination we have come to expect at Cardigan. Cardigan alums make a point to say hello. These young men Sure enough, the boys, mud-splattered, scraped, but happy, are doing so well, and their fine example is one way they give gathered in the finish area to cheer each other on (1 of the 10 back to the School. Sometimes they even literally give back, earned a third-place rank) and compare crashes and cuts. As if too, as in the case of Justin Simon on cue after the race, we overheard ’00, now the assistant athletic one of the boys say, “This was the director at Holderness School. best race yet!” Justin is a dynamic example of My son is a sixth grader at a Cougar who “lifts while he Cardigan this fall, and so my year climbs.” A character man, Justin “. . . when I hear them tell began with a fresh perspective on maintains ties to the School via the school where I have taught parents, ‘We will know your for nearly 17 years. I attended the the two-week Cardigan Mountain Lacrosse Camp in August. There, son and love your son,’ I know Registration Day parents’ meeting, working with younger campers, as an administrator in charge how absolutely true that is.” not he invokes a magical combination of the program or a faculty of expertise, enthusiasm, and member  showing support, but empathy resulting in player as a  parent. Ryan Feeley, Jamie development and team success, but most important—and Funnell, and Dave McCusker presented an orientation perhaps unknowingly—he builds character. Justin typifies that was both welcoming and reassuring to us, and when I the evolution of the Cardigan boy who has learned to balance hear them tell parents, “We will know your son and love your the skills and character qualities acquired at CMS. son,” I know how absolutely true that is. It’s October now, Of course the Cardigan and I can already see how much people who bring me daily joy my son is benefiting from the are the students. These boys come expertise, enthusiasm, and role here from a variety of places, each modeling  that my colleagues seeking his own growth, but all employ in and out of their leaving as impressive young men. classrooms. In the years to come, Being with them on this journey as my son meets generations of both in and out of the classroom is Cardigan people, he will grow a blessing. Recently, the fledgling immeasurably—in the ways that CMS mountain biking team, a matter most—and carry on the mixture of sixth, seventh, eighth, spirit of what makes this place and ninth graders, all competed an inspiration to so many. during a torrential rainstorm at Mr. Gray with son, Emery’ 14.

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J. Dudley Clark III Made of Cardigan Stuff

by Joy Michelson

Director of Communications

The appointed time was 8:15 a.m. for our meeting, but as I arrived at the Cardigan Admissions Office to find Mr. Clark reading a book outside my door, it was clear that he had gotten there early. This, I would learn, was nothing new; he was often the first to arrive at a place. I had asked to “ride along” on his morning routine this day because it was Tuesday—Donut Day—and I knew that there would be a story to tell from the other side of this treasured weekly tradition. We climbed into his SUV for the trip down to Route 4 in Enfield, and he invited me to adjust the seat to my liking, explaining that the boys he shuttles back and forth from medical appointments regularly put the seat in impossible positions. Comfortably on our way, I made the most of his full attention to learn about his dedication to the 10:00 a.m. Tuesday ritual, where he sells Dunkin Donuts to the Mr. Clark in boys for 50 cents apiece. “It used to be a 1968. profit-making enterprise,” he told me, “but now I lose money. I think the donuts cost something like 65 cents each now.” Years ago, he explained, he supplied the morning donut “fix” from a bakery thrift store where he could get a whole bag of the day-old treats for something like 10 dollars. Back then he charged students a quarter for one, and he donated the proceeds to fund class trips and the like. Though he has raised the price over the years, he can’t bear the idea of going higher than half a buck for a donut, even though they cost him more. And you know what? He still donates all the proceeds. Notice that I didn’t say “profits”?

Conversation flowed naturally before and after we picked up the piled boxes of donuts, and I learned that Mr. Clark hails from Princeton, New Jersey, where, he said, “it was a great place to be a 10-year-old in 1951…Dick Kazmaier was throwing passes for the [Princeton] Tigers; Willie Mays was catching the over-the-head things on the Polo Grounds [in New York City]…” But then Willy and the Giants moved out to California, and not long after, young Dudley headed off to prep school. He attended St. Mark’s for two years, and then Proctor Academy, before heading back to Princeton for college, determined to become a teacher. His first teaching assignment took young Mr. Clark to Switzerland. There, he said, “I quickly became a star hockey player,” confessing, as he continued, “not because I was such a terrific player, but because they were all skiers!” This was 1963-64, and it would be the only year he spent there. The war in Vietnam was heating up, and it was difficult for a young American teacher to convince the U.S. State Department that Switzerland was where he was needed most. He returned to the U.S. in the summer of 1964, and deciding that he needed a master’s degree, he set a course for New England where he could simultaneously do his graduate work and teach. A former mentor of his was then the director of admissions at Northeastern, and so he entered

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At Chapel with Mrs. Joseph Collins.

Conversing with Norman Wakely at Homecoming this fall.

their graduate program and canvassed area schools for work— he explained. “One night at Fay School I was playing bridge Fessenden, Fenn, and Fay—securing a teaching position at the after a meeting at my apartment with some faculty, and a latter. headmaster called me about a job.” He chuckled, “It was a Hearing Dudley mention both Fay School and St. Mark’s, very tough conversation.” I shared that my father had grown up in Southborough, And how did he find his way to Cardigan? “I was Massachusetts (where both schools are located), and that my wandering around the Princeton bookstore, as I often did, grandfather had worked at St. Mark’s in the early years of his and there was a book on summer school jobs for college retirement. As a child it had been the first place I had ever kids and teachers. Proctor and Cardigan needed 10 or 12 watched an indoor hockey game or seen a real Zamboni. faculty for the summer, and I called and was hired for the He remembered and shared that he had summer school [here].” By the time coached and refereed at the St. Mark’s that summer was over, Dudley knew rink, and then added matter-of-factly, he wanted to stay, and so he told (then “There’s an article about the Zamboni Assistant Headmaster) Joe Collins, “If [family] in ESPN The Magazine this you ever find something you think I month.” can do, let me know.” Sure enough, Mr. Clark stayed in Southborough Mr. Collins did just that, but there and taught at Fay School for four was a problem. “He called me on the years, and after he achieved his master’s fifth of September and said he had an degree moved on to the King School in opening, but I said ‘Joe, I can’t quit Stamford, Connecticut, where he served school now. I have a job, and we start as head of the middle school for eight school in four days!’ He said, ‘I’d hoped years. But school administration was you’d say that, because if you skipped not where his heart lay. “I never came jobs that quickly you wouldn’t do me Mr. Clark on a trip to Alaska in 1961. through a cheating or other discipline any good!’” By the next February, Mr. issue feeling very good. It was as though Collins made arrangements to bring I had committed the crime myself. It was the ’70s, and kids Mr. Clark onto the faculty for the fall, to teach the sixth were doing amazing things—breaking my heart on a regular grade English, history, and reading. “But then he called me basis.” So he returned to teaching, at the Rippowam Cisqua back and said he’d hired someone for the head of the English School in Bedford, New York, and finally landed in New department and his wife wanted to teach sixth grade. ‘Would Hampshire. you be willing to teach algebra?’ he asked, and I said ‘I’m I asked him how he found his way from place to place not an expert mathematician, but I can do that.’” He did over the years, and he said it was easy in those days. “Call just that for nearly 25 years at CMS—along with teaching a the School Service Bureau and they’d find you a job. All generation of Cardigan boys important lessons in character. these headmasters would start calling. It was embarassing,” The word that comes to most people’s minds to describe

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Dudley Clark today is “selfless.” Ever visible on the periphery of Cardigan’s day-to-day life—except at Morning Break on Tuesday when he has “center stage” with his delicious attraction—he goes above and beyond in every small act he takes on. You might say he voluntarily does the things no one else really wants to do, things like dish-room duty (an admittedly dirty job), delivering boxes to Hayward from the mailroom in Hinman each morning, or standing for hours marking the line of scrimmage at chilly fall football games. And in the winter months, of course, there’s the penalty box to mind. Retired now from teaching, Mr. Clark serves as a first-rate advisor and role model in his everyday life, exemplifying the habits of mind of a lifelong learner and letting Cardigan boys regularly know how much he cares about them. Each morning he can be found somewhere reading the morning newspaper, and when there is an occasion to wait for the day’s next event to begin, he invariably has his nose in the latest novel he’s reading. Every weekday morning his “rounds” include picking up the boys’ mail from Mrs. Armstrong and delivering it to the dining hall, where he finds each boy’s assigned table so that the letter or package greets that boy personally at lunch. In his spare time Mr. Clark will grab some boys for a doubles tennis match or give a young faculty kid a ride around campus on his scooter, and he has even been known to visit his advisees during vacations to see how they’re doing. A youthful 69, he can be seen jogging—or at least walking briskly—along Back Bay Road to stay fit, or one might also witness him on any given day on the other end of the leash from an eager Retriever, headed for a swim in the lake. No one is sure whether he has ever had one of his own, but for years Mr. Clark has walked other people’s dogs faithfully. The adults on campus notice the little things Dudley does, small acts that mean so much in this close-knit community. He never fails to recognize effort when he sees it, and he rewards people in kind. A boy might hear from Mr. Clark, “Oh, you’ve earned a lollipop for that,” or a faculty member might get a handwritten note in his or her mailbox, and earning something like this from him means something special to both. If he knows you’re interested in a certain topic, you just might find an article he has clipped from a newspaper or magazine waiting at your table or in your mailbox. It’s just what he does. And he’s also honest, as evidenced recently by his comments after a big Cardigan football victory. While clearly proud of the Cougars’ hard work, he

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Left: Keeping an eye on things, fall 2010. Center: Giving a scooter ride to Jack Bayreuther in 2006. Right: Eaglebrook Day 2010.

declared frankly, “If I was a betting man I wouldn’t have bet on that one!” Life itself seems to be a school for Dudley Clark. As much as he is a master teacher, he is still very much a learner, and in his mellow, matter-of-fact way, he shows that he “gets” what is truly important in the lives of Cardigan boys. It would be hard to imagine a more apt model of Cardigan’s core values--compassion, honesty, respect, integrity, scholarship, and fairness—than he is. His loyalty and commitment are an inspiration to all who are fortunate enough to buy a donut from him, ride with him to a doctor’s appointment, or walk along with him to the lake.

He’s the real deal, and though he didn’t attend Cardigan in his youth, he’s really like a great big Cardigan boy. J. Dudley Clark III will turn 70 in July, and, he says, “It is probably time to find warmer climates. It’s the three games in a row in the hockey rink that are a little bit much these days.” I sympathized with his explanation, noting how cold it is at the municipal rink where my son skates in the winter. “That rink had the most amazing Zamboni,” he said with a laugh. “It was a piece of metal attached to the back of a tractor, and they used that thing for the longest time—just dragged it along behind the tractor, and it seemed to work for them. It was an amazing piece of equipment.”

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At the Cardigan rink in 2007.

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The Cardigan Zamboni . . . A Love Story

Acquiring a Zamboni for Cardigan’s ice cleaner—to a humble and grateful Turner Arena rink was a labor of love for Mr. Clark. Tom Needham, then J. Dudley Clark III, and a fundraising headmaster of the School, made a brief project that he led from 1992 until speech honoring Mr. Clark that included 2000. Legend has it lyrics adapted from a 1960s Bob Dylan that some of the hit. We think you’ll quickly guess the funds came melody that best suits this lyrical tribute. from, among other sources Hey, Mr. Zamboni man, make some ice for me; he tapped, You’re not sleepy and there ain’t no place you’d rather be. donut sales at Hey, Mr. Zamboni man, make some ice for me; Morning Break. In the jingle jangle morning, I’ll come down to see. In October, Take me for a trip upon your magic swirling ship; 2006, the Cardigan All my senses have been stripped, community gathered to dedicate the My hands can’t feel to grip, new Zamboni room—with its trophy My toes too numb to step, Wait only for my boot heels to be wandering.

The Zamboni’s custom “vanity plate.”

Charlie Brown said it best: “There are three things in life that people like to stare at: a flowing stream, a crackling fire, and a Zamboni clearing the ice.” Charles M. Schulz

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I’m ready to go anywhere, I’m ready for to fade; Into my own parade, cast your dancing spell my way, I promise to go under it. Hey, Mr. Zamboni man, make some ice for me; I’m not sleepy and there ain’t no place I’d rather be. Hey, Mr. Zamboni man, make some ice for me; In the jingle jangle morning, I’ll come followin’ you. With Norm Wakely at the Zamboni Room dedication in October, 2006.

John D’Entremont ’94, Trustee John Pearson, Jr. ’65, Mr. Clark, and Geoff Turner ’69 at the ribbon cutting.

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Ski Training at Les Deux Alpes, France by Lisa Drummond P’11,’13 Most New Englanders typically wait with baited breath for the snow to melt and summer vacation to begin; however, this sentiment was not necessarily shared by the 26 campers who participated in the Cardigan Ski Camp this past July. They wanted to experience both the warmth and sunshine of the summer months as well the ability to ski train at the same time. Impossible, you might think. Actually, no— thanks to Gus DeMaggio, who is currently the head alpine ski coach at Cardigan (and in a “former life” a director of international race-training programs). Gus and his wife, Miki Fera-DeMaggio, three-time alpine Olympian, made these teenage boys’ and girls’ dreams come true by organizing their second consecutive Cardigan Ski Camp in Les Deux Alpes, France. Coaches joining this skilled twosome for nearly two weeks included our very own Alex The author, with elder son Speight Gray, Cardigan English ’11, at the base of Les Deux Alpes. Teacher and CMS alpine coach, as well as the former UNH skier James “Bubba” MacMahon (CMS Class of 2001) and a current UNH skier, Kristen McNeil. Although participating students represented many ski clubs near and far, four Cardigan students participated in this year’s glacier ski training as well: Speight Drummond ’11, Hayden Holland ’12, Noah Drummond ’13, and Emery Gray ’14 (and Emery’s younger brother, Seth). In addition, Alicia Fairbrothers, sister of former CMS student Jeff Fairbrothers ’05, as well as Anna and Avery Melville, sisters of former CMS racer Bennett Melville ’09, took part in this ski experience.

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The Cardigan Ski Camp consisted of almost-daily picturesque glacier gate training from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Then, after a well-deserved lunch and break, afternoon adventures began. The activities included, but were not limited to, downhill mountain biking, hiking, swimming, skating, ropes course adventures, rock climbing, and river rafting. On top of it all, video footage was taken of each skier and previewed and analyzed with the campers. Skiing in Les Deux Alpes was an opportunity of a lifetime, and four of our very own Cardigan students had the privilege of being part of such a camp. Be sure to stay tuned for news of next summer’s Ski Camp adventures!

Back row, left: Gus DeMaggio, Speight Drummond ’11, Lisa Drummond P’11,’13, Kristen McNeil. Front row, left: James “Bubba” McMahon ’01, Miki Fera-DeMaggio (with Elaina, standing, and Caiyu), Hayden Holland ’12, Noah Drummond ’13, Emery Gray ’14, Liz Gray P’14, Alex Gray P’14, and Seth Gray.

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Leadership Training in South Africa

CMS ninth grader Spenser Hukill poses with a South African boy.

by Ryan Sinclair, Cardigan World Languages Teacher, Coach, and Mentor

This past summer, six current Cardigan student leaders and five recent alumni joined me and Ms. Kristen Tobin (former Cardigan faculty member) on an elite leadershiptraining program that began with a week spent at Dartmouth College followed by three weeks in South Africa. This was an opportunity for CMS students to experience life at an Ivy League school and participate in environmental and humanitarian projects in South Africa, with the goal to develop life skills and enhance leadership potential. As a Dartmouth alumnus, I created the program—called Ivy Leader—to coincide with Cardigan’s mission of educating boys in a global society. During the early-summer orientation week at Dartmouth College, the students heard lectures from some of my former professors on journaling, nature writing, and life in South Africa. They also had a private meeting with an admissions director who gave the boys some great advice on applying to secondary schools and, later, college. The boys took advantage of a leadership and teambuilding ropes course, resided in the college dorms, and gathered clothing, sports gear, and school supplies for students they would meet while abroad. Upon arrival in South Africa, the boys spent 10 days at a start-up game reserve owned by a Dartmouth alumnus. There they learned about fire prevention, fence removal, tracking animals, and many general practices of maintaining a 65,000-acre game reserve. A good day of hard work was always rewarded with a homecooked meal and a colorful African sunset. The highlight of the conservation aspect of Ivy Leader was the three-day camping safari to the famous Kruger National Park, where the boys spotted rhino, elephants, lions, leopards, and cape buffalo. Our final week was spent in Johannesburg for a combination of historical and cultural tours, as well as a community service project that allowed CMS students to interact with boys their age, but from a much different upbringing. In the morning hours the Cardigan boys would learn about the important historical aspects of “The Rainbow Nation”

by visiting the Apartheid Museum Nelson Mandela’s House, taking a tour of Soweto, haggling at an artsand-crafts market, eating local foods, and visiting a drum hut for some traditional tribal music and dance. This year, we were able to incorporate a new component to the Ivy Leader program. While last year we were able to do some community outreach, it was neither to the extent, nor as identifiable a parallel as, it was this year. The boys were fortunate enough this year to be able to work in the afternoons of that final week with a program called Twilight Children, which was established in the Hillbrow township of Johannesburg in 1983 to provide support, in the widest sense, to young boys who are living on the streets and in other public places without adequate or apparent adult or family support. While our Ivy Leader boys come from all over the world, it was very easy for them to relate on some level with the Twilight boys. In comparing both groups, we found that the boys were the same age, living in dorms, attending school, participating in sports, and in general being groomed to be good citizens in this world. Several of the boys hit it off immediately on the first day, and following a quick tour of the shelter and a look at its programs, an impromptu game of soccer commenced in the small concrete “courtyard” of the shelter. Our group then split into two, with some boys going down to help the outreach program serve a meal to people in need off the streets, while the rest of us helped serve lunch to our Twilight boys (with of course a little more soccer in the mix). Afterward, in spite of a teacher’s strike that week, the Ivy Leader boys helped the Twilight boys with their homework and studies. I know that I am personally very grateful to Twilight for opening their arms to us and letting us help; however, I am sure most of the Ivy Leader boys will agree with me when I say I think it was actually the Twilight boys who inspired and helped us. CARDIGAN CHRONICLE 15


Commencement Cardigan Mountain School Two Thousand and Ten

Connor Van Arnam

Adam Philie

Jacob Gilbert

Commencement

Prize Winners Connor Van Arnam – Caldwell Prize

To the boy who has shown outstanding athletic achievement and good sportsmanship.

Adam Philie – Dewar Prize To that member of the senior class who has maintained the highest academic average in his ninth-grade year.

Jacob Gilbert – Faculty Prize This young man has been involved in every drama production at Cardigan since September 2008. As an eighth grader, he performed the duties of the assistant prop master and often filled in for the stage manager. Due to his hard work and enthusiasm for the drama program, he was chosen to be the stage manager for this year, taking on the role and time commitment with aplomb. In the absence of the director, this boy would even take on direction of his peers. Over and over, he demonstrated his leadership skills as he calmly went about his duties with a smile on his face. This year, he sacrificed countless hours of free time attending rehearsals and working on sets for the betterment of the drama program. For these reasons, Jake Gilbert was awarded a Faculty Prize.

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Andrew Kebalka

Dong Kyu Kim

Jung Su Kim

Andrew Kebalka – Faculty Prize During his time at Cardigan, this young man has consistently been a contributing member of the community. From his first days on campus, he aspired to be someone who could be counted on and looked at as an example of a “Cardigan Boy.” Regardless of the task, his work ethic has served him well in the classroom, athletics, and the dormitory. He has emerged as a leader by example who has earned the respect of his peers because of his maturity and his “do the right thing” mentality. He is a good listener and goes to great lengths to make sure Cardigan feels like as much of a home for others as it does for him. His ability to empathize with so many has made him a mentor and a rock for others to go to and lean on. After his four years here, it is safe to say that this boy is a phenomenal example of the “Cardigan boy.”

Dong Kyu (Austin) Kim – Faculty Prize This boy has been an outstanding campus citizen in this community. As a member of the Cardigan Mountain School Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society, he led the way with service to others, presenting multiple times to the entire community the many projects he has done. In the classroom, he is a hard-working scholar, who is consistently earning a place on the high and effort honor rolls. When his dormitory did not have a floor leader, he stepped in and was an excellent role model and leader. In the chapel, he has a calm and mature demeanor fitting for the position of chaplain’s assistant. For his exemplary work in many different realms of campus life, the faculty recognizes Dong Kyu (Austin) Kim.

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“Passion and hard work are essential.” – 2010 Commencement speaker, Scott F. Powers ’75

H. Allen Dawson

Seung Hyun Han

Johnathan Rhyne

Yingmao Wei

Matthew Borghi

Jung Su (Shawn) Kim – Faculty Prize

Johnathan Rhyne III – The Founders’ Prize

Since his arrival at Cardigan, he has been a positive role model for his peers and an exemplary campus citizen. He is always willing to give a helping hand and is often looked to by his peers for help and guidance. This is most evident when others go to him to ask for help on their homework or to have him proofread a paper. He is a thoughtful young man who dedicates himself to his studies. His caring nature is genuine and contagious. Never a cross word comes from his mouth. He also takes the time to mix in the fun of being a teenager and has taken advantage of all of Cardigan’s experiences with an open mind and heart. It is for these reasons, the faculty recognizes Jung Su (Shawn) Kim.

Awarded to the boy in the student body who has the will to complete any project, regardless of the difficulties encountered, without any thought of personal gain, and whose objective is a job well done in the same approach that characterized the life of Harold P. Hinman, one of the founders of Cardigan Mountain School.

Harold Allen Dawson – Hinman Prize

Adam Philie – The Pannaci Memorial Award This award is given annually by the Class of 1959, as a memorial to Karl J. Pannaci, to that member of the senior class who, in the eyes of his fellow students, has achieved and best attained the ideals of honesty, integrity, leadership, and general social and spiritual adjustment.

A prize given annually in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Harold P. Hinman to the member of the School who, in the opinion of the faculty, by industrious application of his studies, through his attitude on the playing field, and by his behavior and integrity, most nearly approaches the ideals of manhood as conceived in the minds of the founders of Cardigan Mountain School.

Yingmao (Mao Mao) Wei – The Skibiski Memorial Award

Given by the Class of 1989 for the senior who, in the opinion of his classmates, best upholds the tradition, spirit, and pride of Cardigan Mountain School, thus making every day “a beautiful day in New Hampshire.”

best exemplifies the spirit of Willie Morrison ’82 in academics, athletics, and as a campus citizen.

This award is to be given as a memorial to Michael R. Skibiski to that member of the senior class who has shown the greatest progress during the school year.

Matthew Borghi – The William Knapp Seung Hyun (Spencer) Han – The Norman Morrison Award and Beverly Wakely Prize Given to that student who, in the opinion of the students,

Also recognized at this year’s Commencement, receiving The Outstanding Underclassman Award, was Sebastian LaPointe ’11.

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Leading by Example Walking the Walk Through the Tunnel of Fame by Robbie Barker ’97

Alumnus, History Teacher, Coach, Advisor, and Mentor

Sometimes pep talks just don’t get the job done, stories aren’t enough, and yelling and screaming can sure get old. I can remember only a handful of pregame speeches as a player that really hit the heart. But there was one thing that always lit my fire before taking the ice at UNH. Covering the walls of the tunnel on the way out to the ice surface was a multitude of pictures capturing past players who had gone on to play in the NHL, as well as photographs of past championship teams. The wall served as a reminder to all the current players that you weren’t just playing for the fans or for yourself, but for all the past players who had worn the same sweater. There were pictures of men who shed blood, sweat, and tears just as you were about to do. What you were you going to do to make sure you reserved a place for yourself up on that wall? With a hockey program as steeped in tradition as Cardigan’s is, there was no reason something like this wasn’t possible here. The purpose of the wall is to recognize the past players who have made this program as strong as it is and acknowledge their hard work. It also helps serve as a daily reminder to all of the current boys in the program why we get up every day and practice as hard as we do. These past players deserve special recognition because they are pioneers of the program and have proven time and again that success

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Coach Barker with his own portrait, from his days on the ice with the University of New Hampshire.

breeds success. I’d like to challenge my players on a daily basis to set a goal of one day getting their names and photos up on “The Wall.” Editor’s Note: The Athletic Department would love to add your college or professional sports portrait to one of our many alumni tribute areas. Please contact Ryan Frost at rfrost@cardigan.org.

Director of Athletics Ryan Frost has also made several improvements to the facilities at Cardigan to recognize Cougar athletes, including the recently enhanced entrance to Kenerson Athletic Center, with new recognition plaques and a trophy case.

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Sports Wrap-Up

Spring Season a Success for Cougar Athletics By Austen Hannis

Baseball

Tennis

The Cardigan Varsity squad finished the season 8-5 with much success early in the season. The Cougars earned exciting victories on opening day against Groton, in a huge comeback over Belmont Hill, and against Newport—after preventing runs from scoring in two bases-loaded innings..

The Varsity tennis team strived to “be consistent” every day, and even though they fell to Eaglebrook, they put their best effort into an exciting match.

The JV baseball team had an extremely successful (9-2) season. against Lakes Region JV teams such as Brewster, Vermont Academy, and Kimball Union. The Thirds team overcame a shaky start to finish the season with huge wins against Sunapee, Indian River, and Hartland. The Reserve baseball program tied Eaglebrook, 8-8 in a fantastic game.

The JV tennis team completed a very successful season, going 7-3, with one doubles pair finishing #2 in the consolation bracket at the Lakes Region JV tennis championship. Thirds tennis completed the season with an exciting victory over Eaglebrook.

Sailing The Cardigan sailing program completed a phenomenal season, finishing at the top of every regatta. Cardigan also hosted a very successful JV-level high school regatta in May.

Lacrosse The Varsity lacrosse team completed a phenomenal season, going 17-2. The Cougars swept Eaglebrook and blasted through most of the competition with one of the most experienced lacrosse teams in recent history. The JV team accomplished many goals set at the beginning of the season, and their victory against Pinkerton was particularly exciting. The Reserve team was able to notch an early season win against Eaglebrook. Strong goaltending and defense kept every game close.

Rock Climbing The rock climbers persevered over many physical and emotional obstacles. They put forth their best effort to learn skills and holds, while supporting their teammates and keeping a positive attitude.

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Inspiring Innovation: Another Impressive GATES Competition By Mark Holt

What do modified sports equipment, heated gloves, and multipurpose goggles all have in common? They were all unique creations designed by participants in the 2010 Charles C. Gates Invention & Innovation Competition at Cardigan. The Gates Competition had its most successful year yet at Cardigan Mountain School. Many great changes and additions took place throughout the year. Bringing the program back to its roots, Mark Holt, the program director, also acted as the coach this year, working closely with the participants. His role as the sixth-grade teacher afforded Mark the opportunity to use classroom time to discuss and review key skills that would allow the students to thrive both in the Gates Program as well as in their other classes, as these skills are also a part of the core curriculum at Cardigan. This amalgamation also laid the groundwork for a fantastic field-trip experience: a visit to Dartmouth’s Thayer School of Engineering’s open house in December, where students could talk to fellow inventors and view and play with many unique inventions. This opportunity sparked the creativity of the students once they returned to the Gates Lab, and their final presentations for the end-of-year competition were evidence of this; they were of a very high caliber this year. The students created introductory videos and songs and utilized video footage to highlight their inventions. Judges and audience members were amazed by their fine presentations. Although the students spent the majority of their Gates class time creating and constructing their unique

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inventions and innovations, they began the year with an enjoyable project that helped familiarize them with the various hand and power tools, as well as a variety of multipurpose materials, available to them for crafting their creations. The introductory project entailed creating and building mini-golf course holes. After several weeks of preparation and rehearsals, the students were ready Dan DeMars for the third annual Gates Competition, which took place at Cardigan on Saturday, May 8, 2010. After an introduction by Trustee Diane Wallach P’06, the 10 groups presented their inventions and innovations to a panel of highly qualified judges, including Dan DeMars, a current parent and member of Cardigan’s Board of Trustees; Dr. Ron von Jako, CMS class of ’81; and Dr. Skip Stritter, an experienced judge from the program’s pilot year. Although the judges commented on how difficult the decision process was due to the fine presentations and creations, there were four groups that stood out above the rest. Noah Drummond and his partner, Chapin Leatherwood, won first place with their Long-Lasting Skateboard; Brian Hwang and his partners, James Lee and Michael Chang, received the secondplace prize for their Sponge Washing Gloves; and both Juri Yun with his Heated

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Dr. Ron von Jako


Gloves invention and Daniel Ray with his Clip Ties invention were awarded third-place prizes. Audience members and attending faculty members would agree that the third annual competition was a tremendous success. As middle school boys continue to grow and mature while at Cardigan, so, too, does the Gates Program. It’s difficult to imagine that just a little Diane Wallach more than three years ago, the Gates Lab was being constructed, tools and machines were being ordered, and a curriculum was being devised. Like most new programs, growing pains were felt and addressed during that pilot year. Now in its fourth year, the Gates Program is stronger than ever, with new and powerful devices for the student inventors to utilize and the largest number of participants yet. The sixth and seventh graders are involved in the program during the academic day, while interested eighth and ninth graders will participate in the afternoon Gates offering during the winter season. David Auerbach (science) and Mark Holt, the two Gates coaches, are energized and focused on making this year the best ever in the history of the Gates Program at Cardigan Mountain School.

GATES Coach Mark Holt

Our 2010 Winners

The Heritage Society

“From the moment my son arrived at Cardigan, I have watched him become an engaged, confident learner, preparing for high school and beyond. I believe so strongly in the values and the enduring academic qualities of a Cardigan education that I want to be certain that future generations of middle school boys will have the advantage of the Cardigan experience that my son has been so fortunate to have.”

What if . . . . . . you could make a donation that would result not only in immediate tax savings but return a payment to you or a loved one?

Noah Drummond ’13 & Chapin Leatherwood ’13 Brian Hwang ’13, James Lee ’13 & Michael Chang ’13 Juri Yun ’13 Daniel Ray ’13

. . . you could transfer personal property to the School, reduce future inheritance and estate taxes, and retain use of the property for the remainder of your lifetime? . . . you could make a gift now that reduces taxes, results in regular payments to the School, and maintains (or increases) what is left for your heirs?

. . . you can. Please contact the Development Office at 603.523.3522 for more information about becoming a member of The Heritage Society by making a planned gift to Cardigan Mountain School.

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advancing cardigan “The characteristic of genuine heroism is persistency. All men have wandering impulses, fits and starts of generosity. But when you have resolved to be great, abide by yourself, and do not try to reconcile yourself with the world. The heroic cannot be common, nor the common heroic.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

Cardigan People BY BRIAN CHEEK Who is your hero? This issue of the Chronicle is focused on the people who have dedicated their lives to making a difference for Cardigan boys, their own communities, and even their country. These stories have a common theme of service and a focus on the greater good. Cardigan Mountain School embodies these themes in its Mission and core values (which include compassion, honesty, respect, integrity, scholarship, and fairness). I’ve written in the past about how you might make a difference, how Cardigan has been a “first” for many, and about the exciting future of our school. In the spirit of this issue and its dedication to people (Cardigan heroes like Mr. Gray and Mr. Clark among them), I ask each of you to take a moment to think about who inspires you. Whom do you admire? Who has made a difference in your life? We all have probably been asked a question like this before, whether for an essay in English or history class, at a job interview, or as an ice-breaker at a social or professional event. And we’ve all heard the common responses, or used them ourselves: My mom or dad. A relative who served in the military. A celebrity or sports figure. The fireman or policeman who displayed great courage. Someone who guided me through a tough time.

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I recently asked one of our students this question, and his answer, as that of a 13-year-old sometimes does, surprised me. Naturally I was hoping he would name a Cardigan teacher or coach whom I could add to the cast of impressive characters included in this issue, but instead he exclaimed with enthusiasm. . . “My roommate!” “Really, why is that?” I responded. He went on to explain how helpful his roommate was, how supportive he was when things were difficult, and how he was generally “cool.” And that got me to thinking about what it means to be a hero. Is heroism something that is inside all of us? Can it be taught? What exactly makes someone a hero? While I don’t have answers to these questions, I do know that when a boy away at school needs somebody to look up to, when he is feeling down or needs inspiration, he can hardly go wrong at Cardigan, whether his hero turns out to be a teacher or a roommate. That’s the beauty of “The Cardigan Way”; it’s not an exclusive status that only some can attain. We live it and share it with anyone who cares to walk it with us. I close with a final request. Please consider how you could be a hero for Cardigan. What could you do today to offer support and inspire our community? And thank you for all that you already do.

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Sincerely, Brian L. Cheek Director of Development


Introducing Cardigan’s Newest Board Members Trustees Hank Holland Hank is a managing director at The Private Banking and Investment Group at Merrill Lynch. He joined Merrill Lynch in 2007 to conceptualize, launch, and manage The Core Strategies Investment Fund, an integrated investment solution for ultra-high net worth families. Previously, he spent 12 years at Bernstein Global Wealth Management, where he was a principal and national director of investment planning. Hank attended Southern Methodist University on an honors engineering scholarship and received a BS in civil engineering. He is active in civic affairs and currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the San Francisco Ballet and the U.S. Ski Team Foundation. In the past, he has been chairman of the board for the Bay Area Discovery Museum and has served on the Board of Trustees for Grace Cathedral, Episcopal Charities, St. Luke’s Hospital and The Little School. Hank is married to Beth Holland and they have three sons: Hayden (14), Corbin (11), and Fulton (6). Hayden, a second-year student at Cardigan Mountain School, is in the eighth grade.

Barbara “Britt” Flanagan Britt has more than 30 years of experience in the education field and currently works as a consultant with Branleigh Educational Consultants. Previously she has served as dean of admissions and director of the Academic Enrichment Center at Western Reserve Academy, where her husband Skip served as headmaster for 26 years, until July 2008. They now reside in Connecticut, where Skip serves as a dean at Avon Old Farms.

Incorporators Ron von Jako ’81 Dr. von Jako serves as chief medical officer at GE HealthcareSurgery. Ron received his medical degree at 24 from the University of Pécs, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Pécs, Hungary, and trained in surgery with externships and research at Harvard hospitals. He was awarded a fellowship in minimally invasive surgical research from Dartmouth-Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Massachusetts, and he recently completed his PhD in experimental surgery. Ron has been active with Cardigan over the last two years as a judge for the Charles C. Gates Invention and Innovation Competition.

Benjamin Wey Mr. Benjamin Wey is an expert on China and U.S.–China trade relations. He is the current president of New York Global Group, one of the largest Wall Street middle market advisory firms focused on China related transactions in the areas of corporate finance, private equity investments, and strategic consulting. Headquartered in New York City and Beijing, New York Global Group received the distinction of “Best Foreign Investment Banking Firm Serving China’s Middle Markets” from China Securities Daily in 2006.  Ben’s nephew, Mao Mao Wei, graduated from Cardigan in 2010 and now attends The Gunnery.  Ben has two younger sons who he hopes will attend CMS one day. Mr. Wey has advised many public and private institutions worldwide. Mr. Wey came to the United States as a teenager on a valedictorian and full academic scholarship. He received a bachelor’s degree in business management and an MBA in finance. Mr. Wey is a visiting professor of finance at two top Chinese universities: China University of Petroleum and Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. Mr. Wey is also the executive director of China Investment Association, an affiliated entity of China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC).

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alumni notes

1962

Peter Weeks

“I have nothing exciting to report. Just that we are blessed to maintain our health so we can enjoy our family. Best to all.”

1964

Alva Adams, Jr.

1953

Above: Cardigan faculty and students at the Canaan Street campus (nicknamed “The Lodge”) ca.1952.

“My wife and I will be attending a military reunion at Ft. Benning, Ga., from October 6 through the 10th. However, your request for photos prompted me to dig out an old album of pictures from 1951 to 1953 and scan some of them into my computer. I know you will all recognize Norm Wakely in the class photo (he was teaching Latin at the time), but some of the other faculty members (and students) may not be as familiar to you . . . Don Stowe was involved in our lives on a 24/7 basis. He talked the trustees into buying a rope and pullies, and he paid $50 of his own money for this truck. We chopped down trees to build a platform for the truck, winched

it up the mountain, and for the 1953 ski season we had a primitive ski tow. It would only pull four of us at one time, but we certainly had a feeling of accomplishment as we rode up the hill. How many teenagers do you know that helped to build their own ski tow?”

John McEwan

Left: Skiing at the Pinnacle prior to the makeshift lift involved a good workout. Mr. McEwan noted, incidentally, that he remembered no overweight skiers at Cardigan!

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Roger Earle

Roger recently had the opportunity to fish Alaska for his third time, September 11–19, and had this to say about the experience: “Silver salmon time on Kodiak Island is during September, so I tried to go in prime time. Also got in a day of halibut fishing. Had a great time. Would strongly recommend Alaska for any fishing person in the Cardigan family.”

Bruce Marshard Above: Students work with Mr. Stowe to move a Model A truck to the top of the hill using block and tackle (and a lot of elbow grease).

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Headmaster and Mrs. David J. McCusker visited Alva in Colorado this August and report that he is doing very well. Alva loves to both ski and golf in his spare time.

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Bruce and his wife, Laura, have a new baby girl! Charlotte Esther May Marshard was born on August 26, 2010 at 8:20 p.m. and she weighed 8 lbs. 5 oz.


1967

Paul Smith

Paul is presently working on “Mission Impossible 4” for POV Previs, LLC (www.persistenceofvision.com).

Architectural Center, where I received my degree. As a sideline I was planning on sailing around the world and studied celestial navigation at Harvard, then moved to the Bahamas on the island Eleuthera, whose inhabitants had a direct impact on Harvard University by selling the lumber found on the island to England and using those funds to start Harvard—so history tells

1970

William (Tim) Fleming, Esq.

Tim writes that he is entering his 27th year of practicing law in State College, Pa., this fall. He recently spent time with former faculty member and fellow alumnus Richard Clancy ’67 this past summer kayaking on Newfound Lake, which was followed by a picnic catered by former Cardigan faculty member and friend Ruth (Greenwood) Conwell. A nice time at the lake was had by all. Tim also writes that he expects numerous visits from Steve August ’69 over the next four years, as Steve’s son, Sam, is a freshman at Penn State University this fall. Tim has also just begun his 12th year as a member of the Cardigan Board of Trustees. He encourages all members of his class to communicate with the School and to come back to see all the exciting developments happening at Cardigan!

1974

George Brewer IV

“When attending Cardigan I was one of the few students from Florida (two or three), which is where I live now with my wife, Amy, and son, Bowen, in the beautiful beachfront town of Delray Beach. I lived on Back Bay for 14 years and attended Boston

it. I [now] own and operate a small boutique architectural firm in Delray Beach, as well as some commercial property. My son plays travel hockey; this last season they won the state championship undefeated and traveled to Pittsburgh, Dallas, and Nashville, and showed them what a Florida team can do, which was outplay them. Sadly, I have never been back to the campus, but have some very fond memories; I hope it’s still a tradition to make all incoming students climb Mount Cardigan. I was reading with interest in the Chronicle about the involvements some of the past alumni have had in racing. I attended Cardigan, I believe, in the seventh and eighth grades. I enjoyed brief [involvement in] racing in what is known as Karting; I was the Southeast regional champion in 2004 and 2005. Had to give it up due to injuries and not being well received with my family—racing is a 24/7 commitment and very addictive. I’m still involved with racing at a club level in cars and on motorcycles; also, I am a racing instructor, and being fortunate

enough to live within an hour-and-ahalf drive of three great historic tracks helps as well.”

1980

Patrick Gilligan

“Hello, Cougars! Looking forward to visiting The Point in October for Homecoming, and hoping to see many old friends. It has been a great year. We have had good health, and the kids are growing fast. Travel to NYC every week, so the dorm life prepared me quite well for hotel living. I hope you are all well, and I look forward to catching up with as many alums as possible. See you on The Point! Go Cougars!”

From left: Jax, Kiki, Amy, & Alli Gilligan (Patrick is behind them).

R. Kevin Rimel

Kevin and his family, wife Michaela and 15-year-old daughter, stopped by the Cardigan campus. Kevin said it had been 30 years since he had

been on campus. He stopped by the Development Office for photos and then went on to do a tour of the campus with his family on his own. (The family is pictured here with Headmaster and Steff McCusker.)

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1981

Dr. Ronald von Jako Ron made a stop by the campus this summer with his wife, Ava, and son, Christian, and joined the Cardigan board this fall as an incorporator.

1982

James Malm

1988

2011

Forrest Goggin

CMS Auction Winter Wonderland February 4, 2011 This year’s auction will be the best ever, so mark your calendar and buy those 50/50 Raffle tickets—they’re $50 each or 3/$100, and the winner takes away half the proceeds from ticket sales. This evening features a fantastic silent and live auction along with dinner and entertainment. If you would like to sponsor this year’s auction and support programming for the boys, call Andrew at 603.523.3516.

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James sent in a family photo atop Mammoth Mountain, from Labor Day.

“We live in Mendocino, Calif., where I am a private money manager. We have a baby boy due in December. Would like to send him to CMS someday.”

Noah Shore

“Jennifer, Noah, and big brother Owen are proud to announce the arrival of Blakely Danto Shore… she was born on August 2, 2010, and everyone is doing great!”

1989

Brett Ference

“I have been living and working in southern Vermont for the last 12 years with my wife, Kristine. I am the senior hunting product development specialist for The Orvis Company in Manchester, Vermont. I recall fondly how Cardigan continually reinforced my love for the outdoors and fostered that passion into what has become my career. I still try to do a sunrise hike every year, and always think of Mr. Wakely and what a great influence he had on my life.”

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1994

Michael (Greenleaf) Garrison

Greenleaf says that his daughter, Avery, is “AWESOME!” He feels that it is such a blessing to finally be a dad. She just turned a year old, and is finding her voice and enjoying her mobility.

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1995

Philippe Cousteau

In his role as chief ocean correspondent for Planet Green (a Discovery company), Philippe made ABC News in May taking a Good Morning America reporter for a dive into the oily waters of the Gulf to see the effects of the BP oil leak. http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/diving-gulfs-toxicsoup-10735329 This link is also available at www. cardigan.org/alumni

Tommi Runsamo

Tommi recently sent us photos!

William “Mac” MacVittie ’99

Since graduating from the Air Force Academy in 2006 and attending pilot training, William MacVittie has flown close to 100 combat missions over the skies of southwest Asia in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Mac is currently stationed at Charleston AFB, South Carolina, flying the C-17A Globemaster (shown below), where in addition to flying sorties in support of American and coalition troops on the ground, he has piloted numerous medical evacuations and humanitarian missions. Having now risen to the rank of captain, Mac is preparing to embark on his third deployment to the Middle East.

Tommi and his daughter, Emmi, in Orlando, Fla. Above: Emmi and Taija, Tommi’s wife.

1997

Robert Barker III

Robbie currently teaches and coaches here on The Point and was married during the summer of 2009. He and his wife, Marcelle, are pictured here at their wedding.

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alumni notes 1997

Hernando Caicedo

“I went to Lynn University in Boca Raton starting in 2000. I ended up starting my own company buying and selling low-income properties in Miami and Ft. Lauderdale at that time. It started to go well, and I began dedicating more time to my business than to college. I ended up leaving Lynn in my second year. I continued on with my real estate business for about another year, after which I began to work with one of my father’s companies. While I was working in his flower business, he sold the company, and I went to work with a finance company that specialized in factoring. During my time at Expocredit I had a client that owned a call center. After working with this client for a while, I saw the potential in the call center business—especially in the near-shore call centers in Latin America, since more and more companies are leaving India and the Philippines due to poor quality service. “In January of 2009, I decided to start my own call center; operations really didn’t start until July of 2009. It’s now been just over a year, and we have had our ups and downs, which is as expected with a new company. My call center is located in Bogota, Colombia, and all my clients are in the U.S. I now spend almost an equal amount of time in Miami and Bogota. I head back and forth just about every two weeks; sometimes I stay in one place longer depending on what needs to be done. “Aside from work I try to travel to other places as often as possible, since it gets a bit monotonous traveling between the same two cities so often. The only other place I travel to with great frequency is NYC. I also received my pilot’s license in 2009, and I have been flying as much as possible since then. I pretty much grew up in an airplane, because my father was a pilot and he always took me with him. I have always had an affinity for aviation, and I started my pilot’s course in 2000 and never finished due to time constraints. Finally last year I decided that it was now or never, and I pulled the trigger. It’s something that I enjoy tremendously, and I love the world that aviation opens up. “Cardigan will always be a special place with lots of great memories. I appreciate all the faculty there, especially Mr. Funnell. I am currently writing to you from my office in Bogota, Colombia. I hope to be able to make a trip up to Cardigan sometime soon.”

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1997

Benjamin Roberts

Ben Roberts sent in a photo taken in Turkey during his trek around the world, which took him to the South Pacific, Southeast Asia, India, Turkey, Greece, Germany, France, and the Netherlands. At the moment, he is living in Boulder, Colorado, and working as a professional ski instructor. It’s a tough life, but somebody has to do it.

2000

Tommi Lindholm

“We bought our first apartment last January here in Hyvinkää. My son just turned three years old, and it has been great to follow his development. My fiancé is teaching sixth grade in elementary school. I am currently working for Kone Industrial as a purchaser, but in two weeks I will start a new job in Marioff as a sourcing specialist. So living here in Finland is going great. I would like say hello to all my classmates in the Class of 2000.”

2001

Nicholas Guidi

“I am working in Stanford University’s Athletic Department at the Avery Aquatics Center. In addition to working at Stanford, I worked as an intern in event operations with the San Francisco 49ers during August and September. This past April, I ran my first Boston Marathon in 3:01.27. It was a great experience, and I hope to go back next year. I also ran the San Francisco Marathon in July in 2:57.01. My running career all started with the CMS ‘Lake Run.’


I also finished doing a postgraduate class in professional sports management this past spring.”

2002

Kory Falite

Kory recently graduated from the University of Massachusetts Lowell, where he played on the Men’s Ice Hockey Team as a part of Hockey East! He had a very successful career, scoring over 110 points for the River Hawks during his four years. He has signed with the Saint Louis Blues Hockey Organization and was assigned to the AHL affiliate in Peoria, Ill. The Falite family wishes the entire Cardigan community the best in the new school year.

Timothy Geverd

Tim graduated from St. Michael’s magna cum laude and is now taking the LSAB. He wishes he could have made it to Homecoming, but he was taking the test! He is looking to attend law school.

Andrew Modlin

2006

Andrew (Drew) Philie

2007

Christian Carpino

In June, Christian was featured in an article in the Nashua Telegraph. In the article, he talks about how he got his start in cooking as a sixth grader at Cardigan, volunteering to do kitchen duty, where he chopped vegetables and prepared other foods. Christian has since graduated from Bishop Guertin High School and has been accepted to the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y. (Photos below.)

Marc Shaer

2004

Eubene Sa

“I’m entering my fourth year in software engineering at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. It is a tough degree, but I have two semesters left after this one! I always think about Cardigan when I pass exit 17 on I-89 when I go down to/come back from Boston. I hope all is well, and I will try to make a visit soon!”

Class of 2000

Drew, who plays Lacrosse for the University of Vermont, was chosen last spring as the American East Men’s Lacrosse Fans’ Choice Player of the Year. He iplayed attack as a freshman for the Catamounts, and ranked fourth among the American East leaders. Drew was also a two-time American East Rookie of the Week and tallied 15 goals and five assists in his last three games of the season.

Andrew has graduated from UVM and is now working in Nevada for the U.S. Geological Service; he is also working toward his master’s.

Marc is working for Major League Baseball in the Arizona Fall League, following an internship with the Houston Astros.

Justin Simon

Dillon Corkran

Dillon was recently awarded the Bob Brooks Award at Holderness. The award winner is chosen each year by the freshmen and is given to the senior they feel made Holderness feel like home the most. Congrats, Dillon!

Gavin Bayreuther ’09 and Justin Simon ’00 this fall. Photo courtesy of Holderness School.

The Simon family has been intimately connected to Cardigan since 1998 when they moved to Canaan Street. Justin, the eldest son, graduated from CMS in 2000, after which he spent four years at Holderness before heading off to Bates College and a successful lacrosse and soccer career. After a few years coaching lacrosse in California, Justin returned to Holderness in 2009 where he now serves as the assistant athletic director (and mentor to other Cougars like Gavin Bayreuther, shown above). The Cardigan alumni contingent at Holderness has done impressive community service work together there, including hosting youth lacrosse clinics and raising funds for Lacrosse the Nations, an international humanitarian organization that utilizes sport and play to provide education, mentorship, hope, and opportunity to children living in impoverished communities worldwide. We give these alums our “Heart of the Cougar” salute!

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alumni notes Cody Marquis

In May, the (North Andover, Mass.) Eagle-Tribune wrote an article on Cody. Cody just finished his senior year at Londonderry High School, playing lacrosse. He was ranked third in the area in goals (with 36) and points (with 51) through 10 games. Good work, Cody!

William Schoder

In May, an article was written about Will in a publication printed and placed inside newspapers by “The Friends Program” in Concord, N.H. Will was honored for his work in the program

Young Soo Jang

In May, Young Soo was honored for his scientific research at the Junior Science and Humanities Symposium. He placed third, winning a $1,000 Army–Navy–Air Force Scholarship Award for Northern New England for his development of the Aluminium (III) Chemosensor. Congratulations, Young Soo!

Michael Moran

The Taft alumni magazine recently wrote that Mike had dominated the mound last year, finishing with a record of 7-1 with four saves, and an ERA of 1.99. He led the team with six home runs, and was named to the Colonial League all-star team. Great work, Mike!

Jerome Silvey III and especially the relationship he built with the boy he was mentoring. While a student at St. Paul’s School, Will spent every Monday with the boy for two years Will was the main topic at the organization’s annual auction.

2008

Ian Gagnon

Ian has been chosen as Kimball Union Academy’s student body president for this year. Congratulations, Ian!

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Jerry was elected as the president of the student body for 2010-2011 at Salisbury.

2009

John Kelly, Jr. Huaskar Rodriguez Tyler Wilmot

These Class of 2009 boys had a small reunion at Berkshire while attending sports activities.

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Youngrok Park

Youngrok was elected this year’s vice president of the fifth form at Portsmouth Abbey. Congrats, Youngrok!

2010

Jung Su Kim

“The highlight of my 2010 summer was going to Cambodia. I did medical community service with doctors hosted by a church. It was the first time I actually experienced looking at various surgeries. . . (LIVE!!). Some took only 15 minutes; some took up to one hour. I helped out the doctors, and I got to learn the names of the diseases, tumors, and different kinds of tools for the surgeries. I had a great opportunity to assist in the surgeries.”

Adam Philie

Adam recently informed Mr. Funnell that the Boston cream pie at Deerfield is not even close to being as good as it is at Cardigan. He added that he is currently a sophomore at Deerfield and playing soccer now. Adam loves it so far and is already looking forward to hockey in the winter and lacrosse in the spring.

Matt Borghi

Matt  is thriving (and very happy) at Groton, getting all A’s and B’s, captaining the JV football team (Matt has also seen time on the Zebras’s varsity football team this fall), and looking forward to the hockey season.


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James Herbert Charles Parry

On September 25, 2010, the JV soccer team of Cardigan played KUA’s thirds team. Charlie and Jim played well for KUA, but in the end, Cardigan won. Charlie (right) and Jim stopped to have their picture taken.

A Long Cardigan Legacy

Three Generations of Harmons Attend Clark, Cardigan The Harmon family of Waitsfield, Vermont, may well take the honor as the family with the longest Cardigan legacy. Current ninth grader, Zak, his older brother, Ben ’07, and his father, Nicholas ’75, have all called Cardigan their alma mater, and grandfather Robert graduated from the Clark School* in Hanover, N.H., in

the late 1940s. And we may not have seen the last Harmon from the current generation, since mom reports that “chances are quite great” that Zak’s younger brother, Matthew (shown below), will be attending Cardigan in the future!

*Clifford P. Clark established the Clark School in Hanover, N.H., in 1918, and after he and Director Frank Millett Morgan retired in 1952, the Clark School merged with the Cardigan Mountain School in Canaan, N.H. (July 1953). The title of Cardigan’s magazine was, incidentally, adopted from the Clark School’s Chronicle, which was published there five times a year.

Back row, from left: Zak ’11, Ben ’07, Nicholas ’75, Robert GP’07, ’11. Front: AnnMarie P’07, ’11 and Dr. Lyn Harmon GP’07, ’11.

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former faculty news Richard Andriole, Jr.

“My wife, Sue, gave birth to our baby daughter, Lily, on March 23. Lily was 7 lbs. 10 oz. at birth and was about 20 inches in length. Our older child, Alec, is thrilled with his new sister and enjoys talking to her and holding her. (We’ll see how he feels about her when she starts to get into his things...) I’m about to complete my 10th year at Derby Academy, in Hingham, Mass. It’s a great community and a great place to work. We’ve been living in our home in Framingham for nearly six years now. I see Todd Eveleth a couple times a year when my soccer and lacrosse teams travel to the Fessenden School for games. I’d love to hear from any of my old students or colleagues! You can email me at brindyfan17@yahoo.com or send me a message on Facebook.”

Edward Peach

“Ted” Peach, one of the School’s original faculty members, made a recent visit to campus with his grandson, Morgan Peach. Below: Mr. Peach (second from left in the back row) with the cross-country team and Headmaster McCusker (far left back row).

William X. Barron Longtime Cardigan faculty member and coach, Bill (BXB) Barron, celebrated his wedding to Victoria Solenas on Saturday, October 30, at the Mountainside Chapel in Estes Park, Colorado, with a whole host of Cardigan alumni at his side.

Bill and Victoria The entrance to their wedding venue.

Kristen Tobin

Cardigan family members who planned on attending the wedding included:

Our former athletic trainer, Kristen Tobin, sent a post card along to us a few weeks ago (and given that these usually take a while to make it to their destinations, this info may actually be more than a month old!).

Jesse Aghravi ’97 Sean Chan ’99 PJ Chesson ’94 Ethan Hausman ’94 Stu Hutchinson ’93 Hank Jones ’87 Michael Koskey ’98 George Lewis ’90 Bill Marthens ’87 Josh Perelman ’86 Rafael Rojas ’98 Neal Scheufler ’85 Congratulations, Bill and Victoria!

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Kristen wrote that she had been to Egypt already, and at the time the card was written she was exploring the ancient temples and monasteries of Greece; she then planned to head to Istanbul. She said she definitely was missing CMS but absolutely loving her around-the-world adventures.


Homecoming 2010

The Alumni Board, led by Ken Klaus ’73 (center) held its fall meeting . Top: Ginny Collins, who had recently made the acquaintance of Kevin Callahan P’11,’13. Top right: Bev Wakely and Headmaster David J. McCusker, Jr. ’80. Above left: Recent alums Gordie Borek ’10, Colin McCusker ’09, and Cam McCusker ’10. Above right: Joe Cardigan with some new friends.

& Fall Parents’ Weekend

Cougar athletic teams made an excellent showing on Eaglebrook Day, with the Varsity Football squad earning a convincing 46-6 win! New to the Homecoming celebration—and a big hit this From top left: Brian and Lee year—“Richie’s LaPointe P’11; a classroom overflowing with parents; Italian Ice” was Shaymus Colman ’11 consults provided by the with Mom on some classwork; family of Richie Cam Patch ’11 with curious Dad looking on; Victoria and David Cardillo ’12. Plekenpol P’13, and the Johnston family (Ben’ 11 second from left).

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Ms. Rives’ Magnum Opus

For hundreds of boys during her long stretches here, which began in 1978, Susan March Rives was the source of warm, supportive inspiration—inspiration for creativity some never knew they had within. For countless others, aware of their innate artistic abilities already, she was able to push and encourage, helping them glimpse their potential. And for still others, even those who may have never joined her

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in her lively and colorful teaching spaces, she was the maternal figure they sought out when they needed an ear in emotionally challenging times, or the teacher with whom they chose to share their exciting news. Faculty members who have taught sideby-side with Susan will remember always, and with great fondness, her smile and her warmth—in the presence both of her students and of her colleagues. In July, while cleaning out her Bronfman classroom, Ms. Rives took stock of her long career with an improptu retrospective exhibit of student work on the floor of the Gillette Room; our cameras were at the ready!

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Traditions Alumni Association Honors August and Rives The Green Jacket Award is given each year to that member of the Alumni Association who has distinguished himself in his service to Cardigan Mountain School and to the Alumni Association. This year’s recipient has been a dedicated alumnus of Cardigan for nearly 40 years. He was school leader in 1969 and has served on the Alumni Board for many years. Even with his very busy schedule, Steve has always found time for Cardigan, and we are grateful for his support. The Alumni Association presented its highest honor, the Green Jacket, to Steve August ’69.

The Honorary Alumni Award is presented each year to a member of the “Cardigan family” who is not an alumnus, but who, in the eyes of a grateful Alumni Association, has exhibited extraordinary service to the students of Cardigan Mountain School. For hundreds of boys during her long tenure here, which began in 1978, Susan has been the source of warmth and encouragement, handed out freely to both students and colleagues, enriching the “Cardigan family” beyond measure. For this, the Cardigan Mountain School Alumni Association proudly recognizes Susan March Rives as an “honorary alumna” of Cardigan Mountain School. As a recipient, she is awarded all associated rights and privileges from this day forward.

Summer Session Turns 60

Make This Your Best Summer Ever! Summer Session 2011

June 25 - August 3, 2010 • Canaan, N.H. • Academic review and enrichment classes, arts, athletics, and traditional summer camp activities on a scenic lakeside campus. • For girls and boys grades 3-9.

For more information: 603.523.3526 summersession@cardigan.org

• Boarding or day program options. • Three or six weeks.

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