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2 0 1 3 S e co n d S e m e s t e r N e w s Pascale, Schultz Receive Jackson T. Stephens Outstanding Student, Faculty Awards Chuck Erwin, President of the Episcopal Collegiate School Board of Trustees, announced the 2013 recipients of the Jackson T. Stephens Outstanding Senior and Outstanding Faculty Awards at Class Day on May 17. Sonia Helen Pascale received the outstanding senior student award, which included a $5,000 grant to be used at her discretion. In addition to being Valedictorian of the Class of 2013, Sonia Helen was Vice President of Mu Alpha Theta, Captain of the Quiz Bowl Team, and President of the National Honor Society. She was also a 2013 Stephens Award Winner (presented by the City Education Trust), National Merit Finalist, National Hispanic Scholar, a Stephens Spine Institute Summer Fellow in 2012, and an Arkansas Times Academic All-Star. Fine Arts Department Chair and Upper School Art Teacher Joy Schultz received the outstanding faculty award. She received a $10,000 grant: $5,000 for continuing education and $5,000 to be used at her discretion. Mr. Erwin noted that Mrs. Schultz was “chosen for her skill as a classroom teacher and for her commitment to nurturing and promoting the talents and abilities of each of her students. Her passion in the visual arts is in educating individuals about how to explore ideas and media and to develop artistic skills they didn’t even realize they possessed.” The Jackson T. Stephens Awards are the two highest honors awarded by Episcopal Collegiate School. The Stephens family presents the awards annually to the senior student and faculty member who best exemplify the work ethic of Jackson T. Stephens, as well as for their leadership and contributions to the School.

Christy Snowden First Recipient of Harriet Calhoun Stephens Distinguished Service Award

Episcopal Cum Laude Society Welcomes Seven New Members

On Class Day 2013, long-time Episcopal supporter Christy Snowden was named as the first recipient of the Harriet Calhoun Stephens Distinguished Service Award. The award honors exceptional volunteer service and leadership provided to the School and is the highest volunteer honor that the School bestows. Mrs. Stephens was in attendance at Class Day and presented the award to Ms. Snowden.

Six members of the Class of 2013 and faculty member Dr. Christy Marquis were inducted into the Episcopal Collegiate School Chapter of the Cum Laude Society in a chapel ceremony on April 29. New members are Mimi Ederle, Conley Hurst, Jennifer Saccente, Jonny Schultz, Sonia Helen Pascale and Blair Johnston. In addition to the top 10 percent of the senior class, faculty who have been members of the Cum Laude Society in high school, Phi Beta Kappa in college, or graduated Summa Cum Laude are invited to join the Episcopal Chapter. Founded in 1906, Cum Laude recognizes and celebrates a student’s cumulative academic achievement and is the highest academic honor bestowed upon Episcopal students.”

“Christy’s love for Episcopal Collegiate runs deep and has since the School’s inception,” said Mrs. Stephens. “Beginning in 1998, she has been active in its development and largely responsible for much of the physical beauty that has helped distinguish the Episcopal campus. She is truly one of Episcopal Collegiate School’s pioneers and greatest devotees.”

(photo, l to r) Harriet Stephens and Distinguished Service Award Winner Christy Snowden

Sonia Helen Pascale Receives 2013 Stephens Award from City Education Trust The City Education Trust of Little Rock each year recognizes outstanding achievements by selected teachers and students in the Central Arkansas area with the presentation of the annual Stephens Award. A 2013 Stephens Award for student achievement (one of eight) was presented to Sonia Helen Pascale at a reception on Monday, April 22.

(photo, l to r) New Cum Laude Society members Jonny Schultz, Blair Johnston, Sonia Helen Pascale, Dr. Christy Marquis, Mimi Ederle, Jennifer Saccente and Conley Hurst.

Blair Johnston Receives President’s Volunteer Service Award and Prudential Spirit of Community Award In recognition of the nearly 600 hours of service she has given to her community, senior Blair Johnston was awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of time to serve their community and country.

Photo: Blair Johnston (center) with her mother (left) and Head of School Steve Hickman.

Blair received a letter from President Barack Obama and a President’s Volunteer Service Award certificate. She also received a state-level Certificate of Excellence Award from the 2013 Prudential Spirit of Community Service Awards Program and was among the top 10 percent of all applicants from Arkansas. (photo, l to r) Sonia Helen Pascale, Jennifer Saccente and Edward Thompson

National Merit Finalists Five Episcopal Collegiate students earned recognition last fall in the highly-competitive National Merit Scholarship Program. Of 1.5 million high school students nationwide who take the Preliminary SAT qualifying exam, only 16,000 achieve scores high enough in critical reading, math and writing to make it to the semifinals. Only 15,000 are named finalists. Three Episcopal Collegiate seniors are part of that select group Sonia Helen Pascale, Jennifer Saccente and Edward Thompson earned National Merit Finalist honors based on their excellent performance on the PSAT taken during their junior year.

Middle, Upper School Class Day Awards The Rev. Canon R. Ewing Jackson, Jr. Middle School Medal: CJ Fowler. Citizenship Awards: 9th Grade - Sarah Maxwell; 10th Grade - Jackson Bridges; 11th Grade - Celeste Jennings; and 12th Grade - Jonny Schultz. Service Awards: Middle School - Claire Seale and Upper School - Blair Johnston. Junior Book Awards: Sewanee Award for Excellence in Writing, Laura Lanier; Wellesley Book Award, Brooke Davis; Jefferson Book Award (Univ. of Va.), Miller Wilbourn; Penn Book Award, Ben Winter; Harvard Book Award, Katie Hadden; and the Yale Book Award, Will Mahaffy.

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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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 Baylor University Matthew Howard Stewart 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 Centenary College of Louisiana Kristen Roselie Kent of Arkansas College of Charleston 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 Elon University Jack Edwin McCoy of North Carolina at Urbana-Champaign 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 Hendrix College ElizabethUniversity Grace McDonough of Puget Sound Howard Moose Turney, Jr. Class President Howard University University of Richmond James Jackson Dowden Hampden-Sydney College Vanderbilt University of South Carolina Kenyon College University Texas Christian University Maddie Warwick Vollers Loyola Marymount University Jeffrey Jackson McIntyre 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 Middlebury College University of Arkansasof Vermont 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

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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)!

Will Griffin Captures 132 class 5A-1A State Wrestling Championship

Highlights: Varsity Athletics Boys Cross Country

Third Place in State

Girls Cross Country

Sixth Place in State

Boys Golf

State Champion

Girls Tennis

State Champion

Boys Tennis

State Runner-up


Advanced to State Playoffs


Advanced to State Playoffs

Boys Basketball

Conference Champion; State Runner-up


Ninth in State; Individual State Champion


2nd Conference; 2nd Region; Advanced to Elite Eight

Boys Soccer

Conference Champion; Advanced to State Playoffs

Girls Soccer

Conference Champion; Advanced to Final Four

Boys Track and Field

Conference and State Champions


Students selected All State and/or All State Tournament Team in Cross Country, Golf, Tennis, Football, Volleyball, Basketball, Wrestling, Baseball, Soccer and Track

2013 Senior Athletic AwardS The Athletic Plaque

Special Awards

Jacob Rowell Catherine Babin

Ben Jones Nick Henry Foster Pollock Olivia Rawlings Hope Moore Ann Thomas Rystrom

Sportsmanship Awards Conley Hurst Conley Culpepper Madison Moody

Junior Will Griffin captured the 5A-1A 132 state championship, pacing the Wildcats to a ninth-place finish out of 20 teams. The Wildcats were the highest scoring 3A team in the tournament. (photo, l to r) Episcopal wrestlers Blake Russell, State Champion Will In addition to Griffin’s outstanding Griffin, John Michael Ekdahl, Ethan Lewis (sitting, l to r) Kahry Wright performance, John Michael Ekdahl and Jason Giordano finished 3rd in the 170 class, Blake Russell placed 4th in the 113 class, Ethan Lewis was 5th in the 138 class, and Kahry Wright and Jason Giordano placed 6th in the 120 and 126 classes, respectively.

Varsity Boys’ Basketball Team Advances to 3A State Championship Game The varsity boys’ basketball team completed the most successful season in school history by advancing to the 3A State Championship game. Led by Allie Freeman’s 17 points, Mahlon Martin’s 15 points and Justin Gooseberry’s 15 rebounds, the determined Wildcats fell 45-40 to a very talented Harding Academy team in the championship game. Relying on a stingy team defense that allowed only 40 points per game, the team finished the season with a 32-4 record, shattering the school record for most wins in a season. Along the way to the state championship game, the Wildcats captured first place in the 5-3A Conference Tournament. Several Wildcats garnered individual awards for their outstanding play during the season. Martin was named to the 3A All-State Team and to the Arkansas All Sophomore Team. Freeman and Martin were named to the 3A All-State Tournament Team. Martin, Freeman and William Pollock were named to the 5-3A All Conference Team. In recognition of the Wildcats’ outstanding season, Coach Micah Marsh was named 5-3A Conference Coach of the Year.

Outstanding Soccer Season Conley Culpepper

BOYS’ Track and Field Team Wins First State Title The boys’ track and field team made school history and captured its first 3A state title. The Wildcats were led by Senior Zack McGinnis, who anchored the State Champion 4x800-meter relay team, along with Juniors Conner Noland, Miller Wilbourn, and John Michael Ekdahl. The team swept the other distance events, capturing state titles in the 800, 1600, and 3200 meter runs. McGinnis was the high point scorer of the meet. The Wildcats were also led by Senior Adam Angel whose 5th place finish in the 100m and 200m and strong leg in the 4x400m relay helped secure the win.

The girls’ soccer team had another outstanding season, winning another conference title and advancing to the Final Four in the state tournament. This is the 6th time in the last 7 years that the team has made it to either the Final Four or to the Championship game. The most exciting game of the state tournament was the quarterfinal game against Berryville, where the girls came back from a 3-1 deficit with 20 minutes left in the game, winning 4-3 in double overtime. All-Conference players this year were Anne Thomas Rystrom, Madison Moody, Elsie Pugh, Laura Lanier and Katie McCain. All-State awards went to Anne Thomas Rystrom, Madison Moody, Elsie Pugh and Laura Lanier. The All-State Tournament selection was Madison Moody. Sophomores Anna Daerr and Margo Lee were recognized by All-Arkansas Preps. The boys’ soccer team had their best season on record, going undefeated in conference play and advancing as a no. 1 seed to the state tournament. The team lost in the first round of the state tournament in a penalty shoot-out to an inspired Arkadelphia team. Players receiving All-Conference awards were Justin Robinson, Shawn Robinson, William McCastlain, Ethan Brass, and Hans Braunfisch. All-State selections were Justin Robinson, Shawn Robinson, William McCastlain, and Ethan Brass. Justin Robinson was also named to the All-State Tournament Team. Senior Hans Braunfisch was also selected for the Arkansas Senior All-Star game.

As individual State Champions, McGinnis, Noland, Wilbourn, and Ekdahl all qualified to compete in the Meet of Champions. In addition, they along with William McCastlain were named to the All-State Team. The girls team also fared well at State, led by Senior Catherine Babin’s 8th place finish in the 100 hurdles and 3rd place finish in the 300 hurdles. Sophomore Shelby Powers placed 10th in the 1600 and 7th in the 3200. One of the biggest highlights of the night came from freshman Sally Barnes, who out sprinted a talented field to capture 3rd place finish in the 800-meter run.

Varsity Baseball Team Advances to State Playoffs for First Time 2013 was a record-setting and truly historic season for the baseball program. The team finished second in the Conference 3A-5 regular season, finished second in the Conference 3A-5 Tournament, and were runner-ups in the Region 2 Tournament. In the Region 2 semi-final game, they routed eventual state champion Harding Academy 9-3. The team advanced to the Elite Eight in the state tournament before losing a tight game to state runner-up Fordyce. Conley Culpepper, Houston Downes and Nick Henry were named to the All-Conference Team. Nick was also named to the All-State Tournament Team and selected as a Central Arkansas All-Star. Jackson T. Stephens Campus | 1701 Cantrell Rd. | Little Rock, AR 72201 |

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PICTURED FROM TOP: 1. GLEE: The Men's Glee Club performed a special rendition of "Hello, Mary Lou" for Upper School Head "Mary Lou" Entzminger. 2. PROM: Jacob Rowell, Katie Mowery and Max Goldberg celebrate at the Junior/Senior Prom. 3. SENIOR PICNIC: Conley Hurst, Jennifer Saccente and Edward Thompson reveal their college choices. 4-5. COMMENCEMENT: Head of School Steve Hickman with Commencement Speaker Laura Ling; Christy Stine and Dr. Suzanne Wilmoth. 6. LEGO CATS: The Cats presented their award-winning creations at the Clinton Library. 7. SENIOR SPIRIT: Seniors join in a festive pep rally for the varsity boys' basketball team. 8-9. 1998 SOCIETY: (l to r) Richard and Laurie Worsham, Susan and Dusty Hoskyn and (l to r) Gabby and Franklin McClarty with Harriet Stephens 10-11. VICTORIAN TEA: Upper School students dress the part for the Victorian Tea, concluding a study of 19th century literature and culture. 12. OLYMPIC FUN: Mr. Large's group wins the end-of-year Advisory Olympics. 13-14. EGG HUNT: Seniors and Kindergarteners enjoy the traditional Easter Egg Hunt on the Quad. 15-17. FIELD DAY: A great end-of-year celebration of fun and games for Lower School students. 18. KINDERGARTEN KICKIN' IT: Varsity Soccer Player Anne Thomas Rystrom gives a little Wildcat a ride during the annual soccer clinic. 19: LUCKY DAD: Leslie Wallace is happy her father, Tom, stopped by to help on Field Day. 20-21. GRANDPARENTS' AND SPECIAL FRIENDS': Students and faculty enjoyed having extended family and friends on campus March 9 for tours and special performances. 22. WILDCAT SCULPTURE: Hans Braunfisch unveils the Class of 2013 gift to the School – a sculpture of a Wildcat that now sits at the entrance to the football field. 23. 7th GRADE TRIP: Heifer Global Village welcomed Episcopal 7th graders for an overnight stay (minus electricity, plumbing and the usual comforts of home).

Wild Game Dinner Episcopal Collegiate School parents and friends turned out in large numbers on March 9 for the School's biennial Wild Game Dinner. Guests dressed in casual camo-style attire and feasted on a smorgasbord of wild game, including quail, whole hog, duck, deer, wild boar and chicken. Our sincere thanks to the dads who procured, cooked and served the wild game! With lead sponsor iBERIA BANK, guests also enjoyed music by Lagniappe, followed by the raffle of a $50,000 Ranger Boat Comanche won by Rusty Lanier. Proceeds from the Wild Game Dinner benefit the School's athletic and fine arts programs. Visit our website media gallery for more photos of the event. (photo): Adrianne Owings as Jo March

(photo, counter-clockwise from top): Serena Hanson, Liza Hill, Susan Tucker, Adrianne Owings, and Julia Landfair

Little Women is a Smash Hit on Episcopal Stage In addition to performances at the annual Fine Arts Showcase, the spring theatre season included a spectacular performance of the musical adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s beloved novel, Little Women. The student cast brought the adventures of the Marsh sisters living in Civil War America to life with 23 musical numbers. Principal cast members were Julia Landfair as Beth, Adrianne Owings as Jo, Liza Hill as Meg, Serena Hanson as Amy, Susan Tucker as Marmee, Jordan McIntyre as Aunt March, and Colin Clemmons as Professor Bhaer.

7th Graders Selected for Duke Talent Identification Program Eleven members of the 7th grade class were recognized by the Duke University Talent Identification Program for scoring at or above the national average of recent high school graduates on the ACT or SAT. The students are Harrison Brown, Calloway Clark, Katharine Edwards, Presley Fletcher, Payne Hill, M’Lynn Johnson, Julia Landfair, Paige Raborn, Emma Towe, Lee Tucker, and Shelby Worsham. Each student was invited to a state ceremony on May 16 at UALR. Paige Raborn received Grand Recognition, scoring at or better than 90 percent of recent high school graduates on at least one subtest of the ACT or SAT. Paige has been invited to a special ceremony at Duke University.

8th Graders Complete Intensive Capstone Project Arkansas’ role in the past, present, and future was the theme of a yearlong capstone project undertaken by Episcopal Collegiate School 8th graders. The active learning project included three parts that required hours of planning and preparation – a conference, community service, and a field trip.

(photo, l to r): Hayden and Lynne Franks

(photo, l to r): Jill Lawrence and Howard Hurst

ANNUAL FUND SUCCESS Technology is Episcopal Collegiate's future! The 2012-2013 Annual Fund drive funded a school-wide technology initiative. The Annual Fund drive was chaired by Michelle and Allen Carney; parents of Jack, 8th grade and Logan, 5th grade. The committee of 46 had two important goals: to raise $375,000 AND to get our families to PARTICIPATE! The excitement and willingness of our families to raise the bar made the difference in this year’s Annual Fund Drive! The Chairs and Committee raised over $408,000 with 55% Parent Participation! Our sincere appreciation to the parents, faculty, staff and friends who gave to the Annual Fund this past year, and to our amazing Annual Fund (photo, l to r) Annual Fund Chairs Allen and Michelle Carney with Harriet and Warren Stephens Chairs, Allen and Michelle Carney!

1998 Society Celebration Nearly 200 members of the 1998 Society gathered at the home of Harriet and Warren Stephens to celebrate the success of the Annual Fund. The 1998 Society represents those who made a donation of $1,000 or more to the Annual Fund for the 2012-13 year.

Skip Rutherford, Clinton School of Public Service Dean, speaks at the Capstone Conference

Students were assigned to one of five committees that met regularly throughout the year to plan, organize, secure speakers, and arrange for travel. Students hosted The Capstone Conference at the School on Tuesday, April 30 with the theme of “Arkansas’ Role in the 21st Century: Influenced by the Past and Leading the Future.” Speakers included many business and political leaders, including Skip Rutherford, Dean of the Clinton School of Public Service; Warren Stephens, CEO of Stephens, Inc.; Dr. John A. Kirk, Chair of the History Department at UALR; Mireya Reith, founder of Arkansas United Community Coalition; and Dr. Robert Entzminger, Provost at Hendrix College. After the conference, students enjoyed traveling to Fayetteville to take in the Arkansas Razorbacks vs. Missouri State baseball game. Then, it was on to War Eagle Caverns and the Fay Jones Architecture School at the University of Arkansas. Their last day on the road was spent exploring the beautiful Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. To fulfill the community service component of the project, students spent afternoons during testing week volunteering at Dunbar Gardens and Our House Shelter.

(photo, l to r) Sydney Blackmon, Lisa and Amir Mehrabi

(photo, l to r) Lynn O’Connor, Terri Erwin, and Pam Blank

Reverie Literary Magazine Unveiled The 2013 Creative Writing Class presented Reverie, Volume 5 in a chapel program on May 10. The 40-page publication of student poetry, prose, artwork, and photography showcases work from every grade in the school. A highlight of the magazine this year is the cover art, created by one of our youngest students – Pre-K3 student Emily Stacks. Emily received the first printed copy of the publication.

Student-directed curriculum committees created assignments for students to complete before, during and after each major component of the project. Assessments were included as part of students’ history grade. Special thanks go to the 8th grade teaching team and to Katie Robinson who was instrumental in helping students with webpage design, online t-shirt ordering, and creation of the final chapel presentation.

Volunteering at Dunbar Gardens

Pre-K3 student Emily Stacks (center) is honored during Chapel for the original artwork she created for the cover of Reverie.

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2013 Second Semester News  

Episcopal Collegiate School

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