PASCALE, JOHNSTON NAMED VALEDICTORIAN, SALUTATORIAN “Suffice it to say that there is not a major academic honor that has escaped this welldeserving young lady and there is not a major area of school life where she has not excelled,” said Steve Hickman of the Class of 2013 Valedictorian Sonia Helen Pascale.
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“Her academic record is nothing short of extraordinary. She leaves Episcopal with a weighted GPA of 4.54. The words of one Head of School Steve Hickman presents the Valedictorian close admirer capture her well, ‘A soaring Award to Sonia Helen Pascale on Class Day intellect, a multi-dimensional talent, a generous heart, an unyielding drive; she is destined for great things in the years to come.’ ” Class of 2013 Salutatorian Blair Johnston was described by Hickman at the May 17 Class Day Ceremony as “one of the most capable scholars in her class, amassing an academic record that included nine Advancement Placement and four Advanced courses and a cumulative weighted GPA of 4.51. She is known to possess a potent intellect and is blessed with an inspiring zest for life.”
FOSTER POLLOCK AWARDED MONTGOMERY FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP Foster Pollock is the recipient of the Montgomery Family Scholarship, given by Susan and Bill Montgomery of Dallas, Texas. Bill Montgomery personally awarded the four-year college scholarship to Foster during a chapel ceremony on April 29.
EPISCOPAL COLLEGIATE SCHOOL CELEBRATED the graduation of 53 members
(photo, l to r) Bill Montgomery, Foster Pollock, Harriet Stephens, Member, The Montgomery Board of Trustees and Foundation Board of Directors, and Warren Stephens, Scholarship is given President, Foundation Board of Directors. each year to Episcopal students who have committed to attend the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and have accumulated strong records of academic achievement, leadership and citizenship outside the classroom.
SIX STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS AND COUNTING FOR VARSITY QUIZ BOWL! The Upper School Quiz Bowl Team defeated Fountain Lake by a score of 360-220 to win the 3A State Championship. This was the team’s 6th state championship in eight consecutive appearances at the state finals. The game was broadcast on AETN on April 20 from their studio in Conway. A check for $3,200 was awarded to the team. Congratulations to those players who participated in the regional and state tournaments: Captain Sonia Helen Pascale, Colin Clemmons, Jacob Dowell, Houston Downes, Nicholas Simmons, Ben Winter, Jackson Bridges, Ezra Feldman, Alan May, and Dylan Wright. The Quiz Bowl coaches are Stan Whittlesey and Bruce Hall.
of the Class of 2013 on May 18 – the 10th Commencement in the School’s history.
“Back in August, we entered our School’s 15th year with great anticipation and poised for great things. And the Class of 2013 delivered,” said Steve Hickman. “There is no doubt that we are completing one of our School’s most successful years. These young people are a testimony to the wisdom of our school founders and to the vision that they had for Episcopal Collegiate School young people,” he said.
ALAN MAY EARNS PERFECT SCORE ON NATIONAL LATIN EXAM Over 140,000 students in all 50 states and 15 foreign countries took the National Latin Exam this year. With the exact same number of Latin students competing, Episcopal Collegiate School earned 62 awards in the competition this year, up from 44 in 2012. Sophomore Alan May earned special recognition as he became the first Episcopal Collegiate student to (photo, l to r): David Webb, Alan May and Dr. Christy Marquis make a perfect score on any level of the National Latin Exam. Alan joins only 792 students out of 140,000 from around the world who made perfect scores on the exam.
Named to the All-Tournament Team and invited to the Arkansas Governor’s Quiz Bowl Association All-Star Tournament on May 11 at ASU-Beebe were Sonia Helen Pascale, Ben Winter, and Alan May.
BROOKE DAVIS WINS NATIONAL SPANISH HONOR SOCIETY TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIP
MIDDLE SCHOOL QUIZ BOWL TEAM TAKES TOP HONORS AT STATE TOURNAMENT
Junior Brooke Davis received the National Spanish Honor Society’s Bertie Green Travel Scholarship. Brooke is one of only 20 U.S. high school students to win the award. She will travel to Costa Rica this summer to explore the beautiful Costa Rican culture and immerse herself in the Spanish language for nearly two weeks. Upon her return, she will write an essay about her trip for publication in the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica’s quarterly publication, Albricias.
In their very first competition ever, the Middle School Quiz Bowl Team won 1st Place in the Conference Quiz Bowl Tournament held in Searcy this year, and two members of the team – Jack Carney and Anna Feldman – made the All-Tournament Team. The team continued with a top finish at regionals and moved on to capture top honors at the 3A State Junior High Tournament. After defeating Harding Academy 280-180 in the semifinals, the team went on to defeat Melbourne in the final round of the state tournament, 215-95! Congratulations to Kory Winning, Owen Hadden, Caleb Dowell, Maddy McCulloch, CJ Fowler, Jack Carney, Theo Segura, Anna Feldman, and Coach Bobbie Waters.
5TH GRADE RECOGNITION CEREMONY Congratulations to these outstanding 5th grade students who received awards at the Fifth Grade Recognition Ceremony on May 22: Citizenship Awards – Che Smith and Ethan Marbaise (photo, l to r) Scholarship Awards – Bella Marbaise and Phoebe Kim
‘MATH EVANGELIST’ GREG TANG VISITS LOWER SCHOOL The Episcopal Collegiate Lower School was pleased to welcome Greg Tang as a special guest on May 6 and 7. Mr. Tang is well-known among educators for his passion for math. With degrees from Harvard and NYU, Tang refers to himself as a sort of ‘math evangelist.’ At a parent workshop May 6 in the Braunfisch-Stella Boyle Smith Library, Tang talked to parents about creative ways to foster computation and mental math skills and abstract thinking needed for higher math. Tang is the author of eight books, including the New York Times bestseller, The Grapes of Math. He is also the creator of Kakooma, a series of fun math puzzles that are designed to strengthen computation and mental math skills. Our Lower School students, parents, faculty and staff were so enriched by Mr. Tang’s visit. We thank Dr. Missy and Mr. Bobby Graham for underwriting Mr. Tang’s visit.
CLASS OF 2012 CLASS OF 2013 HIGHLIGHTS Amber Raneem Alley Anne Morley Gonzalez Taylor Rawlings 7,423 Hours of Community ServiceClass Vice President 3 National MeritJackson Finalistsof Arkansas Class Treasurer University College of the Holy Cross Yale University at Fayetteville 1 National Achievement Semifinalist Caitlin Sarah Allison in Mareece Dior Griffin Logan Nolan Ray $4,767,630 University of Arkansas Southern Illinois University National Hispanic Scholars Merit-based ScholarshipsUniversity of2Arkansas at Fayetteville at Fayetteville in Carbondale 1 President’s Community Taylor Elizabeth Barton Michael Brandon Hairston Austin Reinhart Schoessel 168 Acceptances to University of Arkansas University ofService ArkansasAward Oklahoma State University
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SCHOOL’S MOST SUCCESSFUL YEARS,”
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65 Schools in 28 States at Fayetteville
Margaret Anne Beetstra Washington University in St. Louis
at Fayetteville Devin Lenard Hall Williams Baptist College
Mary Scarlett Sherwood University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
Cindy Lillian Henriquez Kelly Singeron Episcopal Collegiate School Congratulates the Class ofEllen 2013 Katherine Ann Bowen University of the Ozarks University of Arkansas Their Acceptance to the Following Colleges and Universities. University of Arkansas at Little Rock at Fayetteville
Class-elected speaker Conley Hurst also addressed his fellow graduates: “The lessons about the importance of knowledge and the value of intellect, which we have learned here at Episcopal, we must not forget. Our contemporary age is one of great discord, violence, and confusion. We are the leaders of the future, and the future is now,” said Hurst, who will attend Washington and Lee University in the fall. From graduation, the Class of 2013 will journey to 24 different colleges and universities in 16 different states.
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Hendrix College Agnes Scott College Towson University Robert Jeffrey Staten, Jr. Kelsey Erin Brass University of Louisiana at Lafayette Zana Lovell HorneUniversity Amherst College Trinity Grinnell College University of Arkansas Jordan Thomas Stepka Arcadia University Tufts University Katherine Bailey Brown at Fayetteville Arkansas State University Tulane University University of Tulsa University of Mississippi Del’JuanUnited TavaviqusStates Jackson Matthew Howard Stewart Baylor University Naval Academy Jack Andrew Bunce University of Arkansasof Alabama Hendrix College Belmont University University Arkansas State University at Fayetteville Brown University University of Arkansas Steele Strauss Erin Elizabeth Campbell Kristen Roselie Kent of Arkansas College of Charleston Centenary College of Louisiana University at Little Rock University of Arkansas Class Secretary Centre College University of Central Kendal Arkansas Alan Strayhorn at Fayetteville University of Arkansas College of Charleston University of Colorado at Boulder University of Arkansas at Fayetteville Teneal LaVette Charles Columbia University University of Georgiaat Fayetteville Henderson State University Mary Caitlin Mahaffyof Hartford Dartmouth College University Samuel Edward Thoma Southern Methodist University Duquesne University University of Mississippi Chelsey Breanne Copas University of Illinois University of Central Arkansas Jack Edwin McCoy of North Carolina at Urbana-Champaign Elon University University at Chapel Hill University of Arkansasof Oklahoma Furman University University Claude Chapman Cousins, Jr. Sarah Elizabeth Throckmorton at Fayetteville GeorgetownUniversity University University of Pennsylvania of Arkansas Elizabethtown College at Fayetteville ElizabethUniversity Grace McDonough Hendrix College of Puget Sound Howard Moose Turney, Jr. Class President Howard University University of Richmond James Jackson Dowden Hampden-Sydney College Vanderbilt University Kenyon College University of South Carolina Texas Christian University Maddie Warwick Vollers Jeffrey Jackson McIntyre Loyola Marymount University University of Southern California James Rogers Eubanks Loyola University Chicago Duquesne University Loyola University Chicago University of Southern Mississippi University of Arkansas Anna Elizabeth Wilbourn Lyon College University at Fayetteville Olivia Cates Patton of Tulsa Georgetown University University of Arkansasof Vermont Middlebury College University at Fayetteville Oklahoma State University University of VirginiaClaire Alle Worley Princeton University Vanderbilt UniversityUniversity of Mississippi Rhodes College CLASS OF 2012 HIGHLIGHTS Wake Forest University Rice University Warren Wilson College • The Class of 2012 with 44 students will enroll in 28 different colleges Santa Clara University Washington and Lee University and universities across 15 states.Washington University in St. Louis Savannah College of Art and Design Sewanee: The University the South 70% of Westminster Collegemerit-based scholarship • 31 studentsofrepresenting the class, generated Southern Methodist University Wofford College offers with one and four-year values totaling just over $3,390,000. Swarthmore College Yale University • The Class of 2012 contributed over 6,000 hours of community service during Texas Christian University
their four years in Upper School.
SUMMER SCIENCE SCHOLARS ORCHESTRA AND CHOIR RECOGNITION
ORCHESTRA WINS HIGHEST HONORS
Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute Episcopal Collegiate’s orchestra won Sweepstakes and Superior UAMS Summer Research Fellowship Award The Episcopal Collegiate School Orchestra (1) ratings at the Region I Concert Contest in March. Abby received the highest scores possible at the Harkins, violinist and orchestra concertmaster, was selected During this eight-week fellowship, Jacob Regional Performance Assessment Concert as a member of the All-State Orchestra, which is a first for Dowell and Ben Winter will be directly held this year at Maumelle High School. Episcopal Collegiate. Kiril Laskarov, orchestra director, was involved in medical research under the guidance Episcopal competed against other Class 3A named as conductor of the Arkansas Symphony Prelude and supervision of physicians, scientists, and schools in the contest and received perfect Orchestra. Mr. Laskarov participated in the final concert of graduate students. Each student will be ratings - or straight 1’s - on all of their performances. The contest requires studentsthe to symphony’s perform season along with two students: Cole Hartsell personally matched with a project that is prepared pieces of music, as well as sight-read and perform pieces selected by the judges “on the (far right), violinist, and Owen Hadden, cellist. Our Upper School Concert Choir received Superior ratings at the interesting and suitable for them. Students will spot” with little time to prepare. Regional Choral Performance Assessment, which allowed the choir to perform at the State Choral Performance Assessment. be exposed to cutting-edge research and research (photo, l to r): Ben Winter, Sarah Samuels, Jacob Dowell The Concert Choir earned Excellent ratings at the State Assessment, placing in the top five performance groups in their techniques in their fellowship experience. and Brooke Davis. classification. The Middle School Chorus earned a Superior Rating at the Regional Choral Performance Assessment.
CONCERT CHOIR EXCELS AT REGIONAL AND STATE PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENTS
Arkansas Children’s Hospital
Stella Boyle Smith Summer Science Scholar Award
SUPERIOR ACCOLADES FOR BROADCAST With more than 20 new students this year, the Middle and Upper School Choirs didn’t miss a beat Brooke Davis and Sarah Samuels will spend eight weeks this summer shadowing physicians, attending JOURNALISM STUDENTS at the regional and state performance assessments. At regionals, the Episcopal Middle School Chorus scored 2’s, or an “Excellent” rating in their concert performance and a “Superior” in their sight-reading performance. The Upper School Concert Choir scored Superior ratings in all categories at both the regional and state assessments and went on to earn the title of Best 3A Mixed Choir at the state assessment.
rounds and clinics, and touring different hospital units, as well as participating in a mentored research At the 2012 Arkansas Scholastic Press Association (ASPA) contest, project involving children’s health. Arkansas Children’s Hospital faculty members from various pediatric Episcopal Collegiate’s student-produced news magazine, “ECTV subspecialties will teach basic science and clinical research techniques to the students and help the News,” earned a Superior award in the General Excellence students gain exposure to clinical medicine. category. ECTV was also honored with the All-Arkansas award, which is the highest distinction a broadcast program can receive ARTISTS EARN MORE from ASPA. The staffVISUAL also earned five Superior awards andRECOGNITION, three Best of ASPA awardsCONTINUE for their stories.SERVICE Staff members pictured WORK (left to right) are Clayton Cunningham, Turner Kennedy, Steele Strauss, visual art students create Spence, pins with recycled for sale atand, the Ben Winter, Mareece Episcopal Griffin, Austin Schoessel, Katiecontinue Mowery, to Sheffield Ned Curran,materials Ellie McDonough Clinton Store Mission Market.include Through thisBraunfisch, art project,Jackson students have raised than Other staff members Hans Bridges, James more Eubanks, (photo, l to r): Middle School Chorus membershorizontal, Lee Tucker, Michael Hairston. HomesCarly for Haiti. A large number of our visual art students hadWorley. their work Catherine Bridges and Olivia Pickens William McCastlain,$50,000 Madisonfor Moody, Roberts, Amanda Russell, Robert Staten, and Claire recognized in competitions this spring. Josie Hurst earned a first place award in WRESTLING WORLD FAMOUS VIOLINIST the Regional Art Awards. Her work was MIDORI PERFORMS AT EPISCOPAL The Episcopal Collegiate wrestling team won 10th place in the state on display at the Thea Foundation Art competition this year. Excellent performances by two of our team members Gallery this spring. Katie McCain reEpiscopal Collegiate School had the honor of brought them medals: sophomore Will Griffin (left) captured 3rd place ceived the Congressional Art Award from welcoming world famous violinist and virtuoso and junior Jason Giordano (right) placed 4th. Congressman Tim Griffin. Midori to campus on April 12. Midori’s performance for Middle and Upper School students, faculty and staff was made possible by the Stella Boyle Smith Trust.
Five students – Celeste Jennings, Kelsey Claybrook, Abby Harkins, Josie Hurst, and Ivy Cox earned first place awards at WILDCAT BASEBALL the AAE State Competition. Three Midori made her debut at age 11 as a surprise guest soloist with the New York Philharmonic. SeniorToday, baseball player students Robert Staten (right) will compete for a starting position as an outfielder this – Lucie Hughes, Tom Hopkins Midori is recognized as an extraordinary performer, a devoted and gifted educator, and an fallinnovative at the University ofand Louisiana at Lafayette. Robert holds Jade Pfeifer – had their work 13 of the 14 all-time offensive category community engagement activist. In 2012, she was given the prestigious Crystal Award by the World records at Episcopal Collegiate. ranksYoung 9th (.552) and 10th (.550) all-time in the state of Arkansas Congressional Art Competition Winner Katie McCain with U.S. accepted He to the Arkansas Artist Economic Forum, was elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and was awarded an for single-season batting average, ranksExhibition. 6th (.496) all-time in the state of Arkansas inTim career batting Congressman Griffin. 52nd Annual honorary doctorate in music by Yale University. average, and ranks 4th all-time in the state of Arkansas for single game RBI’s (7)!