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THE MAGAZINE OF EPISCOPAL HIGH SCHOOL • Fall 2009

Boys’ Varsity Soccer: Two-Time State Champions

Announcing The EHS Promise Campaign The Episcopal Community Honors John Walker


Your Gift to the Roll Call Will Help Fulfill The Promise

For generations, Episcopal High School has given students the promise of a life-shaping experience. Here, students grow intellectually and socially and are prepared to build a bright future. Your Roll Call contribution helps ensure that the Episcopal experience remains strong for generations to come, and it supports the critical priorities of our capital campaign, The EHS Promise. SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR EPISCOPAL BY:

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE ROLL CALL, PLEASE CONTACT:

• Sending a check

Elizabeth Woodcock Director of Annual Giving 1200 N. Quaker Lane Alexandria, VA 22302 Phone: 703-933-4148 E-mail: rollcall@episcopalhighschool.org www.episcopalhighschool.org

• Donating online via Episcopal’s secure Web site: www.EHSRollCall.org • Calling toll-free at 877-EHS-1839


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Hall of Fame WELCOMES NEW INDUCTEES

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The 109th Game

From the Headmaster

Highlights From This Year’s Episcopal vs. Woodberry Football Game

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Integrity and Compassion A Tribute to John M. Walker, Jr.

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Around Campus 38

Class Notes

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The Athletics Hall of Fame

In Memoriam

The Hall of Fame Welcomes Seven Individuals and Two Teams 30

Volunteer Spotlight Mary Peterkin ’04, Class Chair 32

The EHS Promise Inside Episcopal’s New Capital Campaign

On the cover:

Front row: Vishal Patel ’11, Cal Bobola ’10, David Kagulu-Kalema ’10, Alex Smith ’10, and Trevor Bobola ’11; second row: Dominique Badji ’11, Solomon Thomas ’11, Ross Higgins ’12, Shepard Chalkley ’11, Jongmin Jeon ’10, Eric McDonald ’13, and Mark Herzog ’11; third row: Bennett Jones ’11, Arnaud Adala Moto ’12, T.R. Wall ’11, Tom Gosnell ’10, Chaz Snow ’10, Lucas Roux ’10, Schillo Tshuma ’12, Nick Weeden ’11, Woody Dewing ’12, and Robert Kittrell ’10; back row: Manager Sadiq Abubakar ’11, Coach Peter Jordan, Coach Frank Phillips, and Head Coach Rick Wilcox.

Episcopal High School admits students of any race, gender, color, sexual orientation, and national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students. EHS does not discriminate in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, or other School-administered programs.

Headmaster: Rob Hershey Dir. of Development: Bob Eckert Dir. of Communication: Christina Holt Editor: Kathy Howe Contributing Editor: Kathleen Lawton-Trask Class Notes: Elizabeth Watts Cover Photography: Elizabeth Watts Photography: Elizabeth Watts, Design Army, Cannon Design, Charlie Marshall ’11 Printing and Design: Fannon Fine Printing, LLC

Published by Episcopal High School for alumni, parents, grandparents, and friends of Episcopal High School. © 2009, Episcopal High School Please send address corrections to: Alumni Office Episcopal High School 1200 North Quaker Lane Alexandria, VA 22302 or by e-mail to dwr@episcopalhighschool.org


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From the Headmaster

Headmaster Rob Hershey with Head Monitor Hunter deButts ’10.

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s I write on a beautiful fall morning, I feel pleased to offer a very positive report on the vitality of the Episcopal High School community. We are incredibly fortunate to be withstanding the formidable challenges of the potentially destabilizing dual forces gripping our nation and world: the economy and H1N1. This fall, our remarkably strong admissions and retention results brought to the School a slightly-over-capacity enrollment of 445 students from 30 states and 14 countries. My greatest enthusiasm pertains not to the number of students, however, but to the extremely positive energy which they have demonstrated daily in every aspect of School life. Candidly, in my 32 years as a headmaster, I cannot remember a more relaxed, purposeful, and enjoyable beginning. I attribute this spirit to the leadership of our seniors, the character of our students, and the tireless devotion of our faculty. As you read this edition of the magazine, I think you will see why those of us who spend our days teaching and learning on The Hill consider ourselves extremely fortunate!

The Board of Trustees announced at their fall meeting the launch of The EHS Promise, a capital campaign to fulfill this generation’s promise to advance our remarkable institution. We do so with full recognition that these are tenuous times financially for many, so we will proceed with understanding and patience. In the preliminary “quiet” phase, we experienced the extraordinary generosity of alumni, parents, and friends of EHS, securing commitments of $52 million. We now invite everyone to help Episcopal fulfill The Promise and continue the tradition of stewardship and philanthropy that has allowed the School to thrive for generations. As you will read in this issue of the magazine, the new campaign addresses top priorities in support of athletics, academic programs, faculty housing, the Roll Call, and establishment of a Middle-Income Financial Aid initiative. These are truly exciting times on The Hill. Thank you for your support of Episcopal in so many ways. Your involvement and pride in EHS assures a bright future for our School.

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F. Robertson Hershey Headmaster

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Around Campus The Importance of Conservation

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n Sept. 30, Episcopal welcomed a few special guests to campus – and one was an 11-month-old cheetah. Dr. Laurie Marker, who has studied cheetahs since 1974, spoke to EHS science classes and other community members about her work with the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF), a non-profit organization dedicated to the long-term survival of the cheetah and its ecosystems. One of the world’s leading experts on cheetahs, Marker is the group’s co-founder and executive director. Christian von Hassell ’12, who has served as a youth ambassador to CCF for five years, introduced Marker. He and his family volunteer with the organization, and Christian first visited the CCF’s cheetah research center in Otjiwarongo, Namibia, at age 10. “I think it is important for American youths to get involved with any charity or cause that they believe in, for many of them have the power to actually cause change,” von Hassell said. “For me, the cheetah is something I saw and learned about at a fairly young

Christian von Hassell ’12 (center) and Dr. Laurie Marker (right) join Roe and his handler on stage in Pendleton.

age, so that stuck with me as what I believed in.” Marker showed students a video introducing CCF and the need for cheetah conservation before bringing out her special guests – Roe, a cheetah from the Columbus Zoo in Ohio, and Rease, an Anatolian Shepherd dog. The animals were

raised together as playmates and companions, and they travel with their handlers as part of presentations on cheetahs and cheetah conservancy. As Roe and Rease prowled the stage, Marker spoke about the CCF’s work with rural Namibian farmers to create an environment

where they could co-exist with the cheetahs. About 10,000 cheetahs were removed from Namibian farmland between 1980 and 1990, and only 10,000 remain in the world today, Marker said. She urged students to play a role in conservation efforts, not only for cheetahs, but for all animals and the environment in general. Marker stressed that young people can make a difference by volunteering their time to conservation efforts, and even by simply purchasing sustainable merchandise. “In order to save the cheetah, we have to change the world,” Marker said. “As future leaders, please help the world to be a better place. If we don’t do something now, there won’t be cheetahs on Earth when your kids are here [at Episcopal].” Marker has worked with organizations such as the National Zoo and the National Cancer Institute. She has received several awards for her work with cheetahs, including the Zoological Society of San Diego’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008 and recognition as one of TIME magazine’s Heroes of the Planet in 2000. n

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leven students from the Theresian Academy in Vienna, Austria, visited campus from Oct. 24 through Nov. 7. Episcopal began an exchange program with Theresian in 1995; the Viennese school was founded in 1745 and boasts the Empress Maria Theresa of Austria as a founding benefactor. During their stay, students lived on dorm with their EHS student hosts, attended classes, and visited museums in Washington, D.C. The group also traveled to New York City for three days during the trip. This spring, the Episcopal student hosts will complete the exchange as they travel to Vienna during spring break. n

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A Mission of Faith

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n Oct. 19, the Portrait in Faith program brought missionary The Rev. Zachary P. Drennen ’88 to campus. Drennen is a graduate of Harvard University’s Divinity School and previously served at Calvary Church in Pittsburgh, Pa. In 2008, he was appointed as a missionary of the Episcopal Church in Kenya. He lives in Amagoro, Kenya, where he is director of the Elewana Education Project. The Elewana Education Project – named for the Swahili word for understanding – pairs United States schools with African counterparts, helping these institutions form interactive relationships. Through these relationships, American schools and students can help African students surmount the obstacles they face in their quest to receive a secondary education – obstacles such as AIDS, sub-standard facilities, and the high cost of secondary education. American and African students also communicate with each other directly through letters, e-mails, and videos. While at Episcopal, Drennen spoke at Vespers and in

Community Meeting, visited classes, and met with the Service Council and other students interested in Elewana. This year, Episcopal was paired with Moding High School in Kenya through the program; to date, the EHS community has raised almost $4,000 to help their partner school. “Zach’s energy and enthusiasm for his faith and his witness to a life of service were infectious. Every day since he came to campus, I have been hearing from students who want to go to Kenya and join his work. We are honored to be his partners in the mission and ministry of God,” said The Rev. Gideon Pollach, EHS school chaplain. Portrait in Faith is an annual program that offers powerful models in Christian faith to Episcopal students in the hope that their lives will be informed, shaped, and inspired by courageous men and women. This companion event to the Theologian in Residence program was established in 1994 by Reginald E. Rutledge ’51 in honor of his wife, The Rev. Fleming Rutledge, and his family members who attended EHS. n

The Rev. Zach Drennen ’88 spoke with students about the Elewana Education Project, which pairs American secondary schools with African counterparts. From left: School Chaplain Rev. Gideon Pollach, Drennen, Paul Blake ’10, Stewart Cory ’10, and Vincent Mariano ’10.

The Service Council has raised almost $4,000 for its Elewana partner, Moding High School in Kenya. One of their main fundraising projects has been running the concession stand at Episcopal sporting events. From left: Paul Blake ’10, Stewart Cory ’10, Mark Herzog ’11, Margaret Tolmie ’10, and Nancy Walker ’11.

School Spirit: Serious Business

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he 2009-10 Cheerleaders, a group of nine seniors led by Head Cheerleader Anthony Juker, take their job as the School’s spirit leaders very seriously. n

Front row: Jeannie Burke, Head Cheerleader Anthony Juker, Julia Magee, and Benjamin Baldwin; back row: Lee Cowden, James Dorsett, Margaret Tolmie, Reddin Woltz, and Hunter deButts.

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A Life-Shaping Experience kellsey beal ’ 10 spent a year in germany through a cultural youth exchange

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ellsey Beal ’10 returned to Episcopal this year after the experience of a lifetime. As the recipient of a 2008-09 CongressBundestag scholarship, she spent a full year in Germany, immersed in German language and culture. Beal applied for the scholarship program after taking just one year of German at EHS – she had primarily studied Spanish in school. She said that she knew only basic words and present-tense sentence structure. However, when she heard she’d been awarded the scholarship, she jumped at the chance to spend a year in Butzbach, Germany, a small town just outside Frankfurt. “I decided to study abroad in Germany because of the amazing opportunity provided by the Congress-Bundestag Program,” Beal said. The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program is funded by the U.S. Congress and the German Bundestag through the U.S. Department of State. Founded in 1983, the program has allowed more than 17,000 American students to study abroad as residents fully immersed in German life. Beal lived with her host family for an entire year, with no trips back to America – that is a stipulation of the scholarship, which stresses full immersion. Beal spent Christmas with her host family and even joined them for family vacations – skiing in Austria and Italy and visiting Turkey and Morocco. She grew very close to her host family, and plans to return to Germany to celebrate her host father’s 50th birthday next year. She attended a local German high school, Weidigschule Gymnasium, which is equivalent

to an American prep school. With the exception of her English class, which she described as a literature class rather than a second-language class, all of her courses were taught in German. She played basketball and handball, a new sport for Beal, and volunteered at a local senior center through a school club. Beal left for Germany in August 2008, and she returned in July 2009, fluent in German. She said that the part of her experience that had the greatest impact was the new perspective she gained from studying in Germany – and the effect she had on her peers. The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange considers the scholarship recipients to be American ambassadors. Beal said that, at the end of her experience, several of her German peers told her that their opinions of America had changed since getting to know her. She, in turn, gained a new perspective on America’s place in the global community – particularly after living abroad during an election year and seeing the election’s impact on other countries. “It was a complete immersion program. Unlike many other exchange programs, I was not with any other Americans or in an area that had had any exchange students before,” Beal said. “Although I lived in a small town just outside of Frankfurt, the other exchange students were placed all throughout Germany, ranging from directly in the city of Berlin to a German island in the North Sea. By living with my host family for an entire year, I was truly able to become part of the family. This program was such a great experience for me and I would recommend studying abroad in general to everyone with the opportunity.” n

Kellsey Beal ’10 (second from left) spent Christmas 2008 in Germany, where she enjoyed spending time with her friends.

Kellsey lived with a host family, with whom she spent the holidays and went on family vacations. Pictured are her host grandparents, Barbara and Gerd Johannsen.

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Outward Bound: Burch Trip 2009

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ach year, Episcopal’s freshmen embark on the Burch Outdoor Program, an Outward Bound experience established by Lucius Burch ’59. Students challenge themselves mentally and physically. This five-day hiking and climbing trip in Maryland also fosters a bond among the new classmates that will endure long after they return to campus. “It was incredible to watch the

students come together as a group on the Burch trip. Whether rappelling off a cliff, navigating the trail, or setting up camp in the pouring rain, the students worked together and made each other laugh,” said EHS Director of Annual Giving Elizabeth Woodcock, who took her first Burch trip this year. “When we pulled through the gates at EHS upon our return, Episcopal was home.” n

The students didn’t let the rainy weather stop them from having a good time. From left: Gillian Sarofim, Palmer Thomas, Virginia Wright, and Erin Montz.

Elizabeth Woodcock, Episcopal’s Director of Annual Giving, was one of the EHS faculty members to accompany the freshmen on their Burch adventure. Front row, left to right: Abby Fralin, Maria Faidas, Melissa Park, Woodcock, and Mary Robert Carter; back row: Bobby Burke, Francis Beach, Andrew Simpson, Evan Leonard, Aubrey Perona, Eric Chow, and Somer Glubiak.

The EHS Honor Code Register

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his year, Episcopal introduced a new facet to its oldest tradition – the Honor Code Register. While visiting Davidson College last year, 2008-09 Chair of the Honor Committee James Williams ’09 was inspired by the college’s practice of having incoming students sign an honor code book. He presented the idea of introducing a similar policy at Episcopal to Tim Rogers ’79, the Honor Committee’s faculty advisor. The School embraced the idea, and so this year each student was asked to sign the Episcopal Honor

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Code Register. By signing their name, each student acknowledges that they have chosen to attend Episcopal High School and to abide by its Honor Code. “As a student of Episcopal High School, I pledge not only to obey and maintain the Honor Code, but also to make a concentrated effort to learn, uphold, and expand the School’s higher values of respect, integrity, courage, fortitude, and, above all, honor. I hereby affirm my personal commitment to the Honor Code by signing my name in this register.” n

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from the archives

A Strong Mind in a Strong Body

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hen school boys organized sports in the early years of American boarding schools, the response from administrators was often outright opposition or, at best, begrudging tolerance. At Episcopal High School, though, things were different. In Launcelot Blackford, EHS Principal 1870-1913, students found an enthusiastic supporter of organized sports. While many of his peers viewed athletics as a waste of time, Blackford recognized their value in building character and expending youthful energy. His vision launched the interscholastic athletics program we so closely identify with student life at Episcopal today. Blackford’s introduction of interscholastic athletics was not merely an exercise in sport for sport’s sake, but rather a tool to teach students the values of fair play, discipline, order, and especially teamwork. For this last virtue, what method would better serve this purpose than team sports? EHS baseball and football were born and revered. Athletics thrived at Episcopal in the post-Civil War era because Blackford provided necessary institutional support, both financial and organizational. In his diary, Blackford observed, “Football has been quite the rage.” The students purchased their own uniforms, while Blackford invested $7 to purchase a rugby ball for football play. The rule book cost 10 cents. The rule book is significant, because it demonstrates the move toward interscholastic sports. A group of Episcopal students playing against each other could make up their own rules and did so. A school team competing against

Principal Blackford’s efforts paid off with construction of the School’s first gymnasium in 1877.

“Take the gymnasium, boys, it’s yours. Take it and make it a training place for muscle; a place in which you may develop your bodies while you are also developing what we call school spirit and that other greatest thing of all – Honor.” We can rest assured that Episcopal’s beloved Blackford would wholeheartedly endorse the School’s current investment in its athletics facilities and programs. It was Blackford’s vision that understood the role of athletics in the development of the whole student: mind, body, and spirit. n

another school would necessitate adherence to established rules for the game. From these beginnings, the EHS football program has inspired the School community. Because American boarding schools traditionally viewed athletics with suspicion, Blackford looked to their British counterparts for inspiration, notably the Rugby School’s long athletics tradition. He was inspired by what he saw at Rugby and determined to secure proper athletics facilities for Episcopal. Blackford’s lobbying was rewarded with the construction of the School’s first gym in 1877. The total cost to construct and equip the building was approximately $1,000. The 1913 construction of Stewart Gym, at the conclusion of Blackford’s tenure, serves as a testament to his dedication to athletics. The Rt. Rev. Lucien Lee Kinsolving, Bishop of Brazil, concluded the dedication ceremony with the following words as the new gym was presented to the students: Episcopal upgraded its athletics facilities with the construction of Stewart Gym in 1913.

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Fall Academic Award Winners

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n Sept. 22, Episcopal presented 29 academic awards to students for excellence in studies completed during the 2008-09 academic year.

Front row, left to right: Robert Amico ’11, Excellence in Drama; Jongmin Jeon ’10, Excellence in Physics; Danielle Molina ’10, Excellence in Studio Art; Tamika Jones ’11, Excellence in Instrumental Music; Han Jun Bae ’12, Excellence in Mathematics; Lanier Olsson ’11, Excellence in Biblical Theology; Austin deButts ’12, Excellence in World History I; and Vishal Patel ’11, Excellence in Mathematics. Second row: Jung Eun Choi ’10, Excellence in Mathematics; Audrey Humleker ’10, Sewanee Award for Excellence in Writing; Jun Wu ’10, Excellence in German and the George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Science Engineering Medal/Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Certificate for Outstanding Work in Mathematics and Science; and Peter Kim ’10, Excellence in Chinese. Third row: George Thorne ’11, Excellence in Vocal Music; Mark Herzog ’11, Excellence in Chemistry and Excellence in Modern European History; Coles Lawton ’10, Excellence in French; Alexandra Vandeventer ’10, Excellence in Photography; Will Frazier ’10, Excellence in English; Catherine Lambert ’11, Excellence in Latin; Taylor Wilson ’11, Excellence in World History II; Addison Bortz ’11, Excellence in English; and Beirne Hutcheson ’10, Middlebury College Award for Excellence in Foreign Language, Excellence in Biology, and the Harvard University Award for Scholastic Achievement. Back row: Tom Peabody ’10, Dartmouth College Book Award for Outstanding Work in Social Studies; Alex Covert ’12, Excellence in English and Excellence in Introduction to the Arts; and Chaz Snow ’10, Excellence in Spanish. n

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n Nov. 12, EHS students (left) took on Episcopal’s faculty (right) in a charity volleyball game sponsored by the Service Council. Though both teams played hard, the students won the evening, beating the faculty in two out of the three games. Attendees were asked to bring a piece of clothing for the Service Council to donate to the Haiti Micah Project, a non-profit organization that strives to meet the needs of impoverished children living on the streets of Haiti. n

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Fall Play: “Crimes of the Heart”

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rom Nov. 11 to 13, Episcopal students engaged audiences with their production of “Crimes of the Heart,” written by Beth Henley. The play, for which Henley won the Pulitzer Prize in 1981, is about three sisters who reunite after one shoots her abusive husband. Sisters Meg (Madison Melton ’12), Babe (Caroline Magee ’12), and Lenny Magrath (Leany Pichardo ’13) must confront issues past and present and face the consequences of their “crimes.” n

The Magrath sisters are the core of this year’s fall play,“Crimes of the Heart.” From left: Meg (Madison Melton ’12), Babe (Caroline Magee ’12), and Lenny (Leany Pichardo ’13).

The cast and crew of “Crimes of the Heart.” Front row: Kellsey Beal ’10, Caroline Spogli ’12, Olivia Black ’12, Paige Weber ’10, Technical Director Tim Nielsen, and Jack Ballenger ’10; second row (seated): Theater Director Chuck Leonard, Madison Melton ’12, Leany Pichardo ’13, and Caroline Magee ’12; back row: Wilson Pichardo ’11, Charles Patton ’11, and Ian Rand ’13.

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he students of the Vestry provide spiritual leadership for the School and assist with Chapel services. They are chosen each year by the head chaplain and the students from the previous year’s Vestry. n

Front row (left to right): Bethany Gordon ’12, Eleni Hadjis ’12, Sallie Glover ’11, Frances Ainsworth ’11, Reid Nickle ’11, Shepard Chalkley ’11, and Assistant Chaplain Heather VanDeventer; second row: Beirne Hutcheson ’10, Catherine Lambert ’11, Senior Warden Vincent Mariano ’10, Sutton Alford ’11, and Charles Gillock ’10; back row: Head Chaplain Gideon Pollach and Assistant Chaplain Thom Hummel.

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Faculty and Staff Accomplishments Chair of Foreign Languages rick dixon conducted research on Charles Wertenbaker’s novel about EHS, “Before They Were Men” (1931). English teacher perry epes ’65 will have a book of poetry published in early 2010 by The Word Works, a nonprofit literary and educational organization in Washington, D.C. The book, “Nothing Happened,” will be published under the imprint of the Hilary Tham Capital Collection. Karren Alenier, president of The Word Works, writes of Epes: “This Southern poet addresses what has been built and what is left standing. No surprise that there are elephants in the room.”

kathy howe , assistant director of communications for publications, graduated from American University in May with a master’s degree in communications, specializing in interactive journalism. Social studies teacher heidi huntley attended Harvard University’s Center for Middle East Studies teacher workshop “Oil and the Contemporary Globe: A Multi-Regional, MultiStudy of the Modern World’s Foundation.” She was one of 33 elementary and secondary school teachers to attend the five-day workshop, which studied the role and importance of oil in three regional settings. Chair of the Arts doug kehlenbrink was on sabbatical in the spring of 2009 as recipient of the Olsson Sabbatical. While he spent most of the sabbatical pursuing professional performance opportunities as a bassoonist, Kehlenbrink also visited peer schools to observe their arts programs and traveled to London to explore the possibility of creating and co-sponsoring a two-week “Shakespeare in

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by the National Gallery. He also wrote the Catullus Exam for the Classical Association of Virginia’s yearly exam series and was hired by the Roxbury Latin School in Boston to review their Classics Department. However, he said that his favorite moment of the summer was taking his students to see an excavation being run in part by Meg Andrews ’01 while in Italy this June.

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EHS Chaplain The Rev. Gideon Pollach (left) and his wife Sarah (center) attended a meeting with Sen. Mark Warner (right) to discuss health care reform issues.

London” program for Episcopal students with London’s Globe Theatre. “I have taught full-time and performed professionally for over 30 years – 22 at James Madison University and 10 at EHS – and I have never had a sabbatical or leave. Having the spring to pursue new ideas, tinker with the already successful arts program at EHS, and recharge my energies as a professional, was truly a welcome and wonderful opportunity,” Kehlenbrink said.

kathleen lawtontrask , English teacher and assistant director of communications for electronic media, spent the summer in England studying Restoration-era literature at Lincoln College, Oxford University, through Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School of English. Spanish teacher chris page successfully transitioned the EHS Summer in Spain Program from Segovia to Sevilla, Spain. It will now include a true “exchange” component – EHS will invite 15 Spanish students to stay at

Episcopal, who will then host EHS students in their homes in Sevilla. While in Spain, EHS students will complete a four-week academic/ cultural program for academic credit. School Chaplain the rev. gideon pollach and his wife, Sarah, were invited to attend a meeting with Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) to discuss health care reform – Gideon as a leader in the faith community and Sarah as a leader in the geriatric medical profession. The senator wanted to hear from practitioners and pastors about issues concerning hospice care and end of life. More than 50 people attended the meeting, sponsored in part by the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy. Rev. Pollach also was the keynote speaker for the Mid-Atlantic Episcopal School Association’s fall membership meeting. Latin and Greek teacher jeff streed co-authored a guide to “Pompeii and the Roman Villa,” an exhibition at the National Gallery of Art. The guide was published in print and online

Chinese teacher, received a scholarship from the Confucius Institute at China Institute to study at East China Normal University (one of China’s premier universities) in Shanghai this summer. “The program offered me an opportunity to study with the leading scholars working at the cutting-edge of research in linguistics, cultural studies, and pedagogy, specifically for teaching Mandarin to English speakers. I was immersed in intensive training and earned 12 graduate credits in Chinese language and literature,” Wang-Gempp said. EHS social studies teachers bobby watts and

michael reynolds spent a week in Louisville this June as AP Readers for the U.S. History Examination. Watts later traveled by car to “The Land of Lincoln” with mason new , chair of the EHS English Department; Billy Peebles ’73, headmaster of The Lovett School; and Bill Dunkel, Lovett’s upper school head. “We went everywhere that Lincoln lived outside of Washington, D.C., and we toured some key Civil War battlefields in the West. (Perryville in Kentucky; Ft. Donelson, Shiloh, Lookout Mountain, and Missionary Ridge in Tennessee; and Chicamauga in Georgia.) In all, Mason and I traveled 2,850 miles in a week,” Watts said. n


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Gallery Opening: “Wildfires”

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n Nov. 13, artist Youngsuk Suh’s exhibition “Wildfires” opened in the Angie Newman Johnson Gallery in the Ainslie Arts Center. Suh is an assistant professor of photography at the University of California-Davis. He holds a bachelor’s degree in photography from the Pratt Institute and a master’s degree in studio art from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He has shown his work in solo and group exhibitions both nationally and internationally, as well as in public and corporate collections at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the Fidelity Investment Collection, and the Wellington Management Collection. “Wildfires” developed out of one of Suh’s earlier exhibitions, “Instant Traveler.” In his artist’s statement, Suh said that the shows share a common idea: that nature is a “highly engineered and civilized institution.” “The human struggle to tame the ‘untamable’ has historically been rendered as a heroic victory of our civilization and brought us the concept of management in our relationship with natural environments. What used to be wilderness became remote memories petrified in national parks, the primary subject of the ‘Instant Traveler’ series,” Suh wrote in his artist’s statement. “Wildfire and fire management are another aspect of the same interest. Despite the media saturated rendering of wildfire as a destructive force and firefighters as heroic individuals protecting our civilization, modern firefighting has become a highly complex web of activities involving numerous government and private organizations.” In his images, Suh uses smoke to convey anxiety and rich colors

“Sunset I,” 2008

and tones to ironically showcase fire’s role in nature. He also uses the mundanity of his images to comment on modern fire management. “What’s most engaging is how Young pairs classic visual landscape beauty with the backdrop of active Northwestern wildfire devastation,” said Arts Teacher Frank Phillips, who also curated the exhibition. “The same atmosphere that produces this peaceful ethereal light also haunts us with the destruction it actually represents. And as the inhabitants (and spectators), we’re so numb to this reality, that we go about our days without much change in our routine.” n

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A New Generation

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here are 54 new legacy students attending EHS this fall – 30 students who have a parent or relative who attended Episcopal, and 24 siblings of current or former EHS students. Some of the legacy students and their alumni family members gathered on opening day inside Stewart Gymnasium for the annual legacy photograph. n

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he Monitors are a group of seniors who serve as leaders for the student body and as mentors to new students. They are selected each year by the faculty and students with the Headmaster’s endorsement. The 2009-10 Monitors are led by Head Monitor Hunter deButts and five Senior Monitors. n Front row (left to right): Senior Monitor David Kagulu-Kalema, Senior Monitor Emmie Burns, Head Monitor Hunter deButts, Senior Monitor Coles Lawton, Senior Monitor Anthony Juker, and Senior Monitor Beirne Hutcheson; second row: Chaz Snow, Alex Smith, Julia Magee, Liz Schutte, Liz Burton, Paige Weber, and Chelsea Jack; third row: Paul Blake, Eleanor Blaine, Gene McCarthy, Martha Perez-Sanz, and Vincent Mariano; fourth row: Tom Peabody, Omar Protzuk, Reddin Woltz, Sarah Dillard, Lee Cowden, and Whitt Clement.

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Ann Northrup is Ben Geer Keys Scholar in Residence

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rom Sept. 29 through Nov. 7, the Angie Newman Johnson Gallery in the Ainslie Arts Center hosted the exhibition “Ann Northrup: 10 Years of Mural Painting.” Northrup is known for her large-scale murals and has painted seven large outdoor murals in her hometown of Philadelphia since 2001. The exhibition featured reproductions of five of Northrup’s murals, as well as an exploration of the process that goes into creating her work. “Each [mural] has put me in partnership with a community group whose ideas and goals I have tried to understand and express through my mural design and my advocacy,” Northrup wrote in her artist’s statement. “The public art process has changed my view of myself as an artist, and I now consider myself in large part a storyteller. A good story can have the power to make people dream, to influence their feelings about the importance and meaning of their lives, and to lift their spirits. But it is the embodiment of the story in visual terms that brings it

The exhibition “Ann Northrup: 10 Years of Mural Painting” featured reproductions of five of Northrup’s outdoor murals. Pictured is “Sandy’s Dream,” a mural funded by the Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation. It was completed in 2005 and is located at the corner of at Levering and Main Streets in Manayunk, Pa.

to life, and that has special meaning in the murals.” As Ben Geer Keys Scholar in Residence for the 2009-10 school year, Northrup visited campus Sept. 28 to 30. She spoke at the exhibi-

tion’s opening and taught a multi-day workshop for EHS painting students. The exhibition was co-curated by Nothrup and EHS Arts Teacher Liz Vorlicek, who once studied under Northrup. Vorlicek was excited to

work with her former teacher and friend and to share Northrup’s work with the Episcopal community. “Ann’s murals implore you to stop in your tracks and take notice; the people and spaces are big and have something to tell you. They cannot be absorbed instantly,” Vorlicek wrote in her curator’s statement. “Ann brings an abundance of curiosity and a keen sense of observation to her studio process and to her teaching. It is my hope that the viewer is able to take a sneak peek into Ann’s process as a muralist and gain a connection to the dynamic people and places that she has worked with and painted in the past 10 years.” Established in 1998 by an anonymous donor, the Ben Geer Keys Scholar in Residence Program brings talented scholars and artists to campus each year to work with Episcopal’s students. Recent recipients have included English professor and author Dr. Sam Pickering and award-winning digital historian Dr. William G. Thomas III ’82. n

As the Ben Geer Keys Scholar in Residence, Ann Northrup (left, pictured with Eleni Hadjis ’12) held a workshop for EHS painting students. The students studied mural painting techniques, which they then applied to paper on the art studio’s walls.

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Episcopal Welcomes Eight New Faculty Members c. bodhi amos

jean z. cohen

2009 French M.A. New York University B.A. Williams College

2009 Assistant Director of Counseling M.S.W. Catholic University B.A. Ithaca College

Bodhi has taught for more than 17 years, covering a wide variety of subjects including English, French, mathematics, and technology. Most recently, he taught French at his alma mater, Groton School, where he also coached football and lacrosse and served as a dormitory head. He earned his bachelor’s degree in English from Williams College, where he played varsity football and lacrosse and received the Williams College Purple Key Award for Outstanding Male Athlete. In the mid-1990s, Bodhi was a player and coach for Les Météores, a professional American football team in France. He studied at La Sorbonne in Paris before earning his master’s degree in French language and civilization from New York University. At Episcopal, Bodhi teaches French and coaches JV football and lacrosse. He also is a member of the McGuire Dorm Team and assists with the Technology Committee. Bodhi lives nearby in Alexandria with his wife, Cecile; their two children, Ben and Alison; and their cat, Pooba.

gary e. baldwin

nathaniel a. ebel

2009 Social Studies A.L.M. Harvard University M.A. University of Nebraska B.A. Colgate

2009 English M.A. University of Virginia B.A. Baylor University

Gary comes to Episcopal from Canterbury School in Connecticut, where he was academic dean. In addition to teaching AP European History and serving as a dorm parent, he was responsible for the school’s academic program and oversaw production of Canterbury’s first written curriculum. Prior to Canterbury, Gary was a history master on the Lawson-Johnston Teaching Chair at The Lawrenceville School, where he also served as director of academic summer programs, dorm parent, and coach. Gary previously taught history at Foxcroft Academy and as part of the New Jersey Scholars Program. He holds master’s degrees in both philosophy and history. At EHS, Gary teaches social studies and coaches varsity baseball and girls’ JV basketball. He serves on the McGuire Dorm Team and lives on campus with his wife, Alice Brigance.

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Jean joins Episcopal’s faculty for the 2009-10 school year as interim assistant director of counseling. She has been practicing psychotherapy for 25 years, working with children, adolescents, and adults through her private practice in Silver Spring, Md. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Ithaca College and went on to earn a master’s degree in social work from Catholic University. In addition to her practice, Jean has been a therapist for the Regional Institute for Children and Adolescents in Rockville, Md., and director of Alternative House in Vienna, Va. Jean is currently a board member of The American Jewish Society for Service, an organization that sends high school juniors and seniors on sixweek community service projects across the country. She and her husband, Harrison, have three adult children – Jonathan, Saul, and Jennifer. They live in Washington, D.C., with their dogs, Ruby and Raymond.

Nate comes to Episcopal from Woodberry Forest School, where he spent six years as an English teacher, administrator, and coach. In 2008, he received the George R. O’Connor Prize for Excellence in Teaching, which is awarded annually to a Woodberry faculty member for exceptional classroom teaching. He earned his bachelor’s degree in English from Baylor University, from which he graduated magna cum laude, and his master’s degree in English language and literature from the University of Virginia. Nate previously taught English as a Second Language at the New England Instituto de Inglés in Argentina, and he spent eight summers as a head outfitter and guide for Buckhorn Llama Company, a llama-trekking business in Colorado. At Episcopal, Nate teaches English and coaches the boys’ basketball and track and field teams. He is head of Dalrymple Dorm, where he lives with his wife, Courtenay, and their son, Marshall.


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alison m. holby

tara m c knight

2009 English B.A. Davidson College

2009 Admissions Officer M.A. University of Virginia B.A. University of Virginia

Alison is a graduate of The Westminster Schools and Davidson College, from which she earned an honors degree in English. At Davidson, she won the Charles E. Lloyd nonfiction writing competition and later wrote one of the first nonfiction honors theses for the college’s English Department. Alison has studied at the Reformed Theological Seminary in Baltimore and is currently working on a master’s degree in English from Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School of English. Before coming to Episcopal, she taught English at Wesleyan School in Georgia. Alison also coached cross country and swimming, served as yearbook advisor, and led students on mission and service trips to Peru, New Orleans, and El Salvador. In 2007, she traveled to England to study with L’Abri Fellowship International as recipient of the Georgia Independent School Association Loveday Grant for Summer Study and Research. At EHS, Alison teaches English, advises the Environmental Club, and coaches winter track. She also is a member of the Anderson Dorm Team. Alison lives in Washington, D.C.

Tara earned both a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s degree in education with a focus in student affairs from the University of Virginia. She spent four years on the school’s basketball team and was elected as tri-captain her junior and senior years. While pursuing her master’s degree, she served as a graduate assistant for Virginia’s women’s basketball team, assisting in drills and analyzing game footage and opposing teams’ offenses. Tara also worked in the college’s career services center, advising undergraduate students and assisting with student-athlete outreach programs. At Episcopal, Tara is an admissions officer and head coach of the girls’ varsity basketball team. She also coaches varsity soccer and serves on the Anderson Dorm Team. She lives in Arlington with her dog, Devaney.

kathleen e. lawton-trask

scott r. pohjola

2007 English M.F.A. Columbia University B.A. Swarthmore College

2009 Science M.A.T. Colorado College B.S. Texas A&M University

Kathleen joined the EHS community in 2007 as assistant director of communications for electronic media and oversaw the development of Episcopal’s redesigned Web site. This year, she joins the faculty as an English teacher, putting her literary skills to work with Episcopal’s 9thgrade students. She attended Swarthmore College, majoring in linguistics and English literature, and earned a master of fine arts degree in creative writing from Columbia University. She is pursuing a second master’s degree in English literature through Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School of English. Before coming to Episcopal, Kathleen worked as a writer and editor for Georgetown University and as a Web specialist for the AFL-CIO. She is a book reviewer for Publisher’s Weekly magazine and has written for The Washington Post and other publications. Kathleen is a member of the Evans Dorm Team and assists with one of Episcopal’s literary magazines, Latham. She lives in Alexandria with her husband, Andrew Trask, and their tuxedo cat, Gertrude.

Scott joins Episcopal’s science faculty after teaching physics and chemistry at Rampart High School in Colorado for four years – including International Baccalaureate courses in physics. He earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University and his master’s degree in teaching secondary science from Colorado College. In addition to teaching science, Scott will assist with Episcopal’s outdoor programs. He has extensive experience in the field, having been an adventure guide and instructor with Noah’s Ark Whitewater Rafting Company and Adventure Program from 1999 through 2004. Scott also serves on the Hummel Dorm Team. He and his wife, Hartley, live on Hummel Dorm with their daughter, Elizabeth, and their dog, Carson. n

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Jay Walker Symposium: Episcopal Finds “Inner Rhythm”

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his October, Episcopal High School welcomed Robert Jospé and his band, contemporary jazz group Inner Rhythm, to Pendleton Auditorium for the 2009-10 Jay Walker Symposium. On Oct. 8, the group took students on a musical journey in a concert/lecture, following the path of African drumbeats as they traveled across the Atlantic Ocean to the Caribbean, United States, and Latin America. The musicians discussed the form behind different musical styles that have been influenced by African rhythm, including the blues, swing, samba, rumba, jazz, and rock and roll. The group performed a range of songs to demonstrate different musical genres’ form and structure, including Charlie Parker’s “Blue Bird” and Thelonious Monk’s “Well You Needn’t.” Inner Rhythm was joined on stage by some student volunteers, who accompanied the band by picking up the beat on tambourines and shakers. The following day, the musicians worked with students in recording, theory, orchestra, and choir classes, as well as performing two concerts in Pendleton

that featured vocalist and dancer Heather Maxwell. Jospé formed Inner Rhythm in 1990. The band currently includes Bob Hallahan (piano), Jeff Decker (saxophone), and Randall Pharr (bass), with Jospé on drums. Jospé, Hallahan, and Decker all teach music at the University of Virginia, and Pharr teaches at Virginia Commonwealth University. “We hope the students gain a greater appreciation of the influence of African music and culture on the different styles of music that exist throughout the Americas,” said Jospé. “We also hope the students understand more about jazz forms and structure in order to increase their enjoyment of our unique American musical tradition of jazz.” The Jay Walker Symposium was established in 1992 by family and friends of the late John Luther Walker, Jr. ’54 to memorialize and share with the Episcopal community his love of music. Each year, this program brings talented musicians to campus to work with students, enhancing the School’s musical tradition. n

Band leader Robert Jospé (pictured) formed Inner Rhythm in 1990. Each member of the group teaches music at University of Virginia or Virginia Commonwealth University.

EHS students Tamika Jones ’11 (left) and Chu-Chi Oka-Zeh ’11 were among the student volunteers to join Inner Rhythm on stage.

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his fall, Episcopal’s girls’ varsity and JV teams battled hard for the second annual Seminary Hill Cup against rival St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School. However, after a strong first day, EHS ended up losing the Cup 5-4. The EHS girls started off strong with a cross country victory on Oct. 20. That night, Gray MacNair King ’96, the first female inductee to the EHS Athletics Hall of Fame, joined Sarah Cauthen ’10 and Sarah Dillard ’10 to address the School’s female athletes about the importance of athletics and competition. On a rainy Oct. 21, Episcopal saw victories for its varsity

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volleyball, JV volleyball, and JV soccer teams; however, it also tasted defeat for the varsity soccer and varsity field hockey teams. Though the girls fought hard, losses for the varsity and JV tennis teams and the JV field hockey team clinched the Saints’ victory over the Maroon. “Despite the ultimate result, the performance of our girls’ athletics teams in this year’s Seminary Hill Cup is a true testament to the growing competitiveness of our girls’ athletics program,” said Jen Seferiadis, Episcopal’s associate

director of athletics and girls’ varsity soccer coach. “Throughout the competition, all nine teams eligible to earn points for EHS proved tireless in their desire to not only represent their own program, but to represent the entire Episcopal community in the battle against our cross-town rivals. This year’s defeat will no doubt only further motivate our teams to continue to outperform past efforts in an attempt to recapture The Cup when competition returns to EHS in the fall of 2010.” n

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“Interfaith Cooperation Is A Lifelong Journey”

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r. Eboo Patel joined the EHS community during chapel service on Oct. 7. He spoke about the need for teenagers to take an active role in the movement for interfaith cooperation in order to effect change and eliminate religious intolerance throughout the world. He began his chapel talk by reminding students of America’s history of religious freedom. Patel, who is Muslim, referenced John Winthrop’s famous quote describing America as a “city on a hill,” a community built upon religious freedom, and asked students to consider how today’s global conflicts might affect that image. “America is the most religiously diverse nation in history. We are a country in which religion matters, and we live in a time of global religious conflict,” Patel said. “My hope is that we live up to that image of America as a ‘city on a hill.’ ” Patel asked students to consider two questions: What is America going to be in this era of religious conflict? And what would the students do if someone they knew and cared about suffered from religious bigotry? He reminded students of famous leaders who worked for change while still young, such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Mahatma

Dr. Eboo Patel spoke in chapel about the importance of youth involvement in the global interfaith cooperation movement. From left: Sallie Glover ’11, Vincent Mariano ’10, Beirne Hutcheson ’10, Head Chaplain Gideon Pollach, Patel, Reid Nickle ’11, Assistant Chaplain Thom Hummel, Charles Gillock ’10, and Assistant Chaplain Heather VanDeventer.

Gandhi, and the Dalai Lama. These leaders, he said, led not just liberation movements, but interfaith movements. Patel advised students to look at interfaith cooperation as a lifelong journey. He told them to take the important traditions from their own faiths, the ideas that inspire them to cooperate with and serve others, and find a way to be the architects

of that “city on a hill.” He ended his chapel talk with the story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German Lutheran who spoke against the persecution of the Jewish people on Nazi radio. Patel referred to Bonhoeffer as a hero “who stood up for and embraced his Jewish brothers and sisters, even when it cost him his life.” Patel is the founder and executive

director of the Interfaith Youth Corps, a Chicago-based institution building the global interfaith youth movement, and he was recently appointed to the Advisory Council of the White House Office of Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships by President Obama. He is also a published author and a featured blogger on religion for The Washington Post. n

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his year’s Honor Committee is composed of eight seniors and four faculty members who are responsible for upholding the values of the Episcopal High School Honor Code. Front row (left to right): Alex Smith, Hunter deButts, Honor Committee Chair Beirne Hutcheson, Emmie Burns, and Chelsea Jack; second row: Coles Lawton, Tom Peabody, and Vincent Mariano; back row: Liz Vorlicek, Tim Rogers ’79, and Scott Conklin. Not pictured: Patrick Thompson. n

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Fall Sports Highlights boys’ varsity soccer The undefeated boys’ varsity soccer team won their second consecutive state championship on Nov. 13, defeating Collegiate School 4-2 in a penalty shootout at the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association Championship in Richmond. The team also took home their second consecutive Interstate Athletic Conference championship this season.

Episcopal’s boys’ and girls’ cross country teams enjoyed successful fall seasons. The girls took home the Independent School League championship for the first time since 2003, and they placed third in the state championship meet. Team member Abby Halm ’13 also earned All-State honors for the season and was named Alexandria Sportsman’s Club’s Athlete of the Month. The boys’ team placed second in the state championship meet and third in the Interstate Athletic Conference championships. The team also had a program-record six boys earn All-State honors this year – Chris Driscoll ’12, John Henry ’10, Beirne Hutcheson ’10, Reid Nickle ’11, Austin Parker ’10, and Tom Peabody ’10.

varsity field hockey The varsity field hockey team advanced to the state championship semi-finals, but

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lost to eventual state champions Collegiate School on penalty strokes following two overtime periods. The girls also played in the Independent School League semi-finals, losing a close overtime battle to Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School.

varsity volleyball Episcopal’s varsity volleyball team advanced to the Independent School League championship game. Although the girls lost to Flint Hill School, they earned runner-up honors in the AA division for the first time in School history. n

fall records Girls’ Cross Country................... 4-7 Girls’ Varsity Field Hockey......... 12-7 Girls’ JV Field Hockey.............5-5-3 Girls’ Varsity Soccer................2-8-2 Girls’ JV Soccer......................5-4-1 Girls’ Varsity Tennis.................. 5-10 Girls’ JV Tennis.......................... 4-8 Girls’ Varsity Volleyball.............. 12-7

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Girls’ JV Volleyball ................... 10-4 Boys’ Cross Country................... 6-5 Boys’ Varsity Football................. 4-5 Boys’ JV Football....................... 2-5 Boys’ Varsity Soccer..............19-0-3 Boys’ JV Soccer.....................8-4-2 Boys’ Junior Soccer................... 0-9


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Donor Profile james a. cathcart iii ’ 55 new york, n.y.

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im Cathcart ’55 has been a loyal supporter of Episcopal High School for many years, and, as a member of the EHS Athletics Hall of Fame, he has been especially generous in his support of Episcopal’s athletics program. At Episcopal, Cathcart captained the winter and spring varsity track teams during his senior year. He set School records in the 100-yard dash, 220-yard dash, and the long jump. While his 100-yard dash record was broken in 1974, the other records still stand today. He earned a track scholarship to the University of South Carolina, where he captained the varsity track team and broke the freshman state 440-meter record. He also once beat Olympic gold-medalist Dave Sime in the 220-yard dash. “Athletics provided an opportunity to improve my self-confidence and to learn what it means to be part of a team. Also, to put in proper perspective wins and losses,” Cathcart reflected. “The importance of athletics to an Episcopal education encompasses [all this] in addition to maintaining good physical health through exercise during the maturation process.” In 1989, Cathcart established the James A. Cathcart III Scholarship in memory of C. V. Tompkins, who coached Cathcart at EHS. The scholarship recognizes “notable performance in track and field, personal integrity, and diligence and persistence in the classroom.” The student recipient is announced each spring and receives an engraved silver cup as well as the scholarship. “The impact Coach Tompkins had on my life is immeasurable. Both he and my father set standards that were upwardly movable, and they had the wonderful ability to know when to move them,” Cathcart said. “I have received many thoughtful letters from scholarship recipients over the years. If the impact of the award is as expressed in those letters, then the result has been positively meaningful and I hope that those athletes will, in turn, be beneficent as they are able to be.” In 1999, Cathcart established the James A. Cathcart, Jr. Mastership in memory of his father. This mastership recognizes the head track coach’s leadership and provides additional funding for the track and field program. “My support of the track and field program has been an opportunity to vicariously continue to be part of a team,” Cathcart said. “The role of the

head track coach is the same as any head coach – to educate, motivate, and provide an appropriate role model for the athletes.” In addition to supporting Episcopal athletics financially, Cathcart has also donated his time, spending several years on the EHS Athletics Hall of Fame Committee. The School is appreciative of his great generosity over the years. “During an early part of my business career I proudly told my father that I had gotten a raise, and he laconically replied, ‘Don’t tell me how much more you will make; tell me how much more you will give!’ This comment found a permanent place in my memory,” Cathcart said. “I don’t know that I have a quantifiable philanthropic philosophy. To me that implies charitable giving of some magnitude that major donors enjoy. I do, however, feel a continued obligation to Episcopal for helping me through some challenging formative years.” n

Headmaster Rob Hershey with Jim Cathcart ’55 at his 50th Reunion.

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The 109th Game On Nov. 14, thousands of Episcopal High School and Woodberry Forest School alumni, students, parents, and friends gathered in Hummel Bowl to watch the 109th football game between the schools – one of the nation’s oldest continuous high school rivalries.

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Team Captain Hunter deButts ’10 played a strong final game of his EHS football career – he passed, ran, punted, returned, and even caught the ball during the course of this year’s game.

Connor Gallegos ’11 scored Episcopal’s only points in The Game with a 37-yard field goal.

Though Episcopal’s team played with heart and put forth a strong team effort, Woodberry won The Game 10-3. The EHS defense did shut out the Tigers in the second half, holding them to just one touchdown for the game.

Senior Lee Cowden had 11 tackles during The Game.

“Although we lost, it will go down as one of the greatest team efforts in the 109-year history of The Game,” said Mark Gowin, varsity football head coach. “Woodberry boasted five Division I prospects and great size in all of their positions, but Episcopal was not intimidated and played with great heart and spirit, as we almost pulled off what would have been one of the greatest upsets of all time. The spirit of The High School is alive and well, and it was very obvious in the Hummel Bowl.” n EHS The Magazine of Episcopal High School

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john walker:

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Compassion john m. walker, jr. retires after 40 years at episcopal high school

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ohn M. Walker, Jr. taught, coached, advised, and inspired Episcopal’s students for 40 years. In the many positions he held over the years, Walker demonstrated an absolute devotion to the ideals, traditions, and values of Episcopal High School, as well as a gift for delivering these elements of the School’s mission to generations of students. He began his EHS career in 1969 as an English teacher and in 1974 was named assistant headmaster. Though Walker left EHS to serve as headmaster of the Adirondack Mountain School in Long Lake, N.Y., from 1979 to 1981, he soon returned to Episcopal. He returned as assistant head for student life, and after five years he assumed the duties of the director of admissions. During his tenure in admissions, Walker played a key role in the admission of Episcopal’s first female students, known as the “First 48.” In 1998, Walker was asked by new Headmaster Rob Hershey to return to the position of assistant head for student life, a position John held until 2005. “The position was an opportunity to be a part of the leadership team at an exciting time at Episcopal,” John said. In that role, he oversaw all non-academic aspects of student life. In addition to his teaching, coaching, and administrative responsibilities, Walker also was the longtime advisor of the Honor Committee. He worked closely with its student and faculty members to uphold the traditions of the Honor Code. He retired at the end of the 2008-09 school year, but his time at EHS has left an indelible mark on the School and on countless students and faculty members with whom he has worked. Here, some of the students, alumni, faculty, and staff whose lives Walker touched share their favorite stories about this “model for all.”

“Both my father and I had the privilege of being taught English by Mr. Walker. Mr. Walker never had anything to say about someone but words of praise, and I honestly believe that he never spoke one negative word about anyone. He was always filled with passion and was never afraid to make his students ‘yawp’ as loud as they could in his junior literature class, something I will never forget. He was always trying to cater to every student’s needs and definitely had a creative way of teaching, always trying to make everyone as comfortable as possible. He even invited us into his home multiple times for brunch and discussion. I have nothing but fond memories of this man, and the wonderful influence he had on Episcopal and his students will never cease to exist. “Thank you, Mr. Walker, for everything. Episcopal loves you.”

tess waldrop ’08 ( daughter of preston waldrop ’75 ) “My parents were somewhat apprehensive about my wanting to go to boarding school, but those concerns quickly disappeared after meeting with John Walker when he was head of admissions. He embodied all of the fine traits the School aims to develop in its students, and his enthusiasm about Episcopal was contagious.”

tripp presnell ’92 “Mr. Walker was my favorite and most important teacher at EHS. He not only taught me perfect grammar; he taught me how to write well and creatively. I didn’t like Shakespeare very much and was assigned to write about the metaphorical use of ghosts in tragedy. I remember not putting much effort into my term paper – I only liked to write essays and criticisms of my creation or choosing. I barely made a few points about the ghost of Hamlet’s father, which we had just read, let alone finding any other good examples, and he gave me a ‘D,’ something I hadn’t seen since I was freshman. I was shocked, but my work turned around, and I think I was somehow able to still pull a ‘B’ out of the class because his honesty in grading and his look of disappointment got some hard work out of me. “It was much the same on the junior football team. I played both ways as a tackle and on special teams and had eight tackles per game. I remember playing Landon away and outrunning one of Ricky Pfeffercorn’s kickoffs and having the ball land at my feet on Landon’s 15-yard line with no one around me. I stood and waited for a Landon player to touch the ball so I could knock it away – I was tired and forgot the difference between the rules for downing the ball on a kickoff vs. a punt. He took me out for several plays and was furious. It might have been our only victory of the year if I had picked the ball up and run. When my colleagues, Mason Hawfield and Stuart Brown, were invited up to varsity and I wasn’t, that play stuck in my mind. In fact, when I last saw Mr. Walker at the last Woodberry game he said ‘I was just thinking of you and remembered that time you thought a kickoff was a punt.’ I was a little embarrassed, but we had a wonderful conversation after that about literature and folk music in between shouting. “Anyway, I have ended up an engineer instead of a writer or a musician somehow because of a later love for math and going back to school. But, whenever I write an occasional piece of journalism, song, engineering article, or even a love letter, I still remember him giving me that capability. I still work better under pressure and like to hit the afterburner, so I still hit sluggish spots in my career where I am not

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exerting enough effort on what seems like mundane stuff and have to pick up the pace. I always remember the ‘D’ I received on my tragedy term paper and get right back in the game.”

gary furr ’75 “I came to know John in my role as legal counsel for EHS from 2000 to 2006. I saw first-hand his sense of fair play, care for the students, level head, and abiding respect for the principles of the Honor Code. A true Virginia gentleman in the finest sense.”

beau dudley ehs trustee and father of thomas ’12 “This goes back to the spring of 1975. That is a long time ago, but it seems very vivid to me now. At that time, we students at EHS were required to attend church services at the seminary chapel across the grounds on Sunday mornings. As I was walking to church alone, I noticed Mr. Walker, and we ended up walking together through the fence to the chapel. He was one of my favorite teachers, and I had taken at least two English classes from him, but he and I were both reticent people not keen on sharing ‘feelings.’ “We had an extraordinary discussion. He expressed interest in my plans for the next year. I told him I was going to Yale. He told me two things I will always remember. The first was that, on balance, maybe my failure to get a Morehead Scholarship at UNC was not such a bad thing (I was still thinking about short-term financial implications and the fact that EHS nominees had been universally successful until my nomination – not a happy thought). Then he said the most important thing. He mentioned that it was not surprising that my brother was also a good (in fact much better) student. But that what impressed him was that we were both such good people. “Superficially I have made this tribute memory into something about myself. But that is not the point. I think this interaction validates the nature of the EHS experience. Teachers like Mr. Walker have a relationship with their students that transcends what is possible in a day school. This was great – adolescents need responsible adult role models in addition to their parents. “In all my time with Mr. Walker, he was always a model of temperate and thoughtful behavior. We benefitted from his literary tastes and moral sensibility. This is clearer to me today than it was then.”

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“Mr. Walker carried around an illuminating aura of knowledge and character. I never saw him frown in class or around campus. Mr. Walker wasn’t just a person that finished his job at the 3:00 bell; he would come to athletic practices and games to support everyone, no matter the level or sport. I know that EHS lost a significant presence in the English Department, but the friendships we have all made with him will never cease to be ever growing.”

sara shiels ’10 “My freshman year, 1969, was Johnny’s first year and he was a coach of the junior football team, along with Ben Johns and David Dougherty. We had five teams back then: cake, junior, marauder, JV, and varsity. At least half of that team played varsity the next year. “When I worked in the Alumni/Development Office from 1981-84, Johnny and I would play a game to see how many players from that team we could name. “Johnny, how many can you name? Fond regards to you.”

jamie mason ’73 “John Walker has meant much to the members of my Trask family. We always knew that in him we had an understanding friend, teacher, and school administrator. “Over the past 50 years, there have been a number of special EHS personalities who have helped cement our ties to the School. John Walker stands front and center among this group of icons whom we have known and loved.”

caroline and john trask ’54 ( along with john iii ’81, clark ’85, patrick ’88, and isabelle ’12 ) “I remember John Walker as always being fair, open, and honest. He was often the ‘go-to guy’ for students, particularly if we felt we were not being treated fairly, as he always had our respect, and we were confident that his decisions would be well reasoned and well thought out. I remember him as putting great amounts of faith in borderline students and that is what often gave them the extra boost that they needed to be successful.”

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“Every new journey is beset by challenges, most of which require an understanding and comforting guide to lead one down the path that lies ahead. Fortunately, as Episcopal transitioned into an historic, coeducational era, we found that guide in John Walker. His constant smile and warm demeanor brought not only a sense of ease, but instilled in this new generation of students a sense of entitlement in Episcopal’s rich tradition. Following our initial interviews, he helped us navigate the many steps in the enrollment process, took an avid interest in each of us, and fostered the excitement that we carried through our years at Episcopal. Whether standing on the sidelines during a trying 2-and-9 field hockey season, attending piano recitals in Bryan, or simply checking up on us during the first year, Mr. Walker was always there. On behalf of the First 48, we applaud your many years of dedicated service to Episcopal and wholeheartedly thank you for guiding us along this important journey.”

the first 48 ( episcopal’s first female students ) “John Walker has a gift for enthusiastic reception of ideas. Though he is such a veteran himself, he always convinces his students and colleagues that they have come up with something brilliantly new. “John’s passion for the Adirondacks is reflected in his felt appreciation for the literature of Emerson and Thoreau. He knows the grandeur of nature that they are always talking about, and that’s how he can tell when their metaphors truly are touching the marrow of life.”

perry epes ’65 ehs english teacher “My relationship with John Walker began 35 years ago when we served as directors of admissions of competing schools. From our first encounter to today, John’s incredible qualities are patience, thoughtfulness, kindness, and humility. The first appointment I made when I became Headmaster at EHS was to offer John the position of assistant head for student life, because I knew that students and faculty alike considered John to be approachable, genuine, and fair. He has done it all at EHS – English teacher, lacrosse coach, director of admissions, assistant headmaster, and advisor to the Honor Committee – and he has established a model for all of us on how to do it right. As a person and an educator, he has earned a place alongside Mr. Ravenel, Mr. Callaway, and the truly revered ‘shapers of the culture’ of Episcopal.”

honored episcopal’s student body has twice honored john walker as their choice for their yearbook’s dedication. The classes of 1979 and 2002 each chose this special teacher for his dedication to the School and his tireless work on behalf of the students.

from “whispers” 2002 “The Class of 2002 proudly dedicates this 100th volume of ‘Whispers’ to Mr. John M. Walker … In the classroom, he is always ready and willing to teach, and invariably there with a helping hand for students in all levels of English. As an administrator, he has shown a tremendous capacity for developing and maintaining relationships at all levels in the EHS community … He has been a steady and calming presence during his years at EHS, and has influenced every aspect of Episcopal. It is with great pride and affection that we, the Class of 2002, dedicate the centennial edition of ‘Whispers’ to Mr. Walker.”

from “whispers” 1979 “The 1979 yearbook staff is proud to dedicate this year’s ‘Whispers’ to a man who has gained the respect of every member of the EHS community. While he holds one of the busiest positions in the school, he can still find time to listen sympathetically to the students’ problems. One knows, whether the difficulty is anything from school administration to personal matters, that he will give fair and thoughtful advice. This unique quality, combined with his never-ending energy to help others, has prompted this year’s staff to dedicate the 1979 ‘Whispers’ to John M. Walker.” n

rob hershey headmaster

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Hall of Fame WELCOMES NEW INDUCTEES The Athletics Hall of Fame honors the athletes who have brought excellence, recognition, and pride to the School over the years. This year, EHS inducted six individuals and two teams, who joined the ranks of Episcopal’s elite athletes during a ceremony on Nov. 13. A seventh individual inductee, Danielle O’Banion ’97, was unable to attend the ceremony and will be formally celebrated in 2011.

Shown after receiving their awards at the Hall of Fame luncheon are (left to right) Richard Beaver ’86; Jay Spruill ’79; EHS Faculty Member Patrick Thompson (accepting posthumously for his great-grandfather, John Cronly 1912); Charlie Gamble ’50; Hank Osborne ’73; and Dick Rutledge ’51.

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JOHN HILL CRONLY 1912 (inducted posthumously)

REGINALD E. RUTLEDGE, JR. ’51

Voted Best Athlete, Best Track Athlete, and School Adonis in the Senior Poll, Mr. Cronly excelled in football, baseball, and track and field. He was the football team’s top running back for three seasons and scored the winning touchdown against Woodberry Forest School in The 10th Game. Mr. Cronly was a Monitor and won the Best Athlete Prize Medal at the School’s Athletic Day as both a junior and senior. “Whispers” declared him a “brilliant fielder and base runner.” He captained the track and field team as a senior and set School records in the 120-yard high hurdles and 220-yard low hurdles. He competed annually at the University of Virginia State Meet, where he won the 120-yard high hurdles three years running and the 220-yard low hurdles for two consecutive years. As a senior, Mr. Cronly won the 50-yard high hurdles at both the George Washington University Indoor Meet and the Richmond Indoor Scholastic Meet, where he also placed second in the college division. He won the 120-yard high and 220-yard low hurdles at the Southern Intercollegiate Meet his senior year. Mr. Cronly attended the University of Virginia, where he established himself as a track star. He won the 120-yard hurdles at the Penn Relays and set U.Va. records for both the 120-yard high hurdles and 220-yard low hurdles. Mr. Cronly also set a world record in the 100-yard indoor low hurdles at the Johns Hopkins Fifth Regiment Meet.

At Episcopal, Mr. Rutledge began his career as a stand-out tennis player. He captained the undefeated 1950 tennis team, which won both the Virginia State and Southern Prep Schools championships and still stands as the last undefeated tennis team at EHS. Mr. Rutledge defeated three nationally ranked players that year, including the reigning Eastern Junior Champion and the Alabama State Champion. As a senior, he co-captained the 1951 tennis team and rose to a national high school ranking of No. 5. Mr. Rutledge reached the round of 16 at the National Junior Hard Court Championships before losing to America’s No. 1 junior player. He received the George Edmund Bradfield Award for Tennis in both his junior and senior years. Off the court, he served as a Monitor. Mr. Rutledge captained the University of Virginia’s tennis team and was the university’s No. 1 tennis player for three years. In 1953, he won the Orange Bowl Doubles Championship - College Division. He defeated the University of Florida’s No. 1 player and the Southwestern Conference Champion (from the University of Texas) in the NCAA Championship before bowing to the team captain from the University of California, Los Angeles. He has remained active in the sport and has been a ranked player in his age group for most of his life. He currently holds an Eastern Tennis Association ranking in the 75-and-over division.

CHARLES WILLIAM KENT GAMBLE ’50

HENRY PLANT OSBORNE III ’73

Mr. Gamble lettered in four sports at EHS: football, basketball, baseball, and track and field. A four-year letterman in basketball, he captained the team as a junior and senior. Mr. Gamble set a School scoring record, and he received the William Caskie Watts Award for Basketball in his junior and senior years. Mr. Gamble was the starting end on the football team for two years and was recognized as an Honorable Mention to the All-State Prep Squad as a junior – his first year playing football. Although he spent only one year on the track and field team, he scored in the discus competition at the state meet. Mr. Gamble also was starting shortstop on the baseball team as a senior and first-year player. A leader off the field as well, he was elected Head Monitor and a member of the Honor Committee. Mr. Gamble was voted Best Basketball Player and Best All-Around Athlete in the Senior Poll, and he was awarded the Rinehart Medal for Athletic Worth, presented to the School’s best athlete. Mr. Gamble attended the University of Virginia, where he continued his basketball career as starting center on the first-year team and as a three-year starter on the varsity team.

Mr. Osborne established himself as a strong athlete even before coming to Episcopal; he scored 43 goals as a freshman on the soccer team at his school in Florida, as well as leading the team in assists – an unheard-of combination. At EHS, he scored 14 goals as a sophomore, 24 goals as a junior, and 18 as a senior. The team set School scoring records in his junior and senior years, including 54 goals in 14 games during his final year at Episcopal. Mr. Osborne co-captained the team his junior year, leading the Maroon to an undefeated record, and captained the team as a senior. During his three years at EHS, the varsity soccer team had a 37-4-4 overall record. Mr. Osborne was voted to the All-Conference, All-Metro, and All-America (Region 4) teams as a junior. In his senior year, he was selected to the National All-America Team. He received the Peyton S. Hawes III Award for Soccer as a junior and senior. He also captained the tennis team as a senior, playing No. 2 singles for the team that finished second in the league and beat Woodberry for the first time in 17 years. Off the field, Mr. Osborne was elected as a Monitor and member of the Honor Committee. After graduation, Mr. Osborne continued his soccer career at Williams College.

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JOSEPH ELNA SPRUILL III ’79 Mr. Spruill excelled at both cross country and track and field while at EHS: his track records stood against all competition for 29 years. He also served the School as a Senior Monitor and member of the Honor Committee. He co-captained the cross country team as a senior and received All-Alexandria honors. Mr. Spruill also co-captained the track and field team as a senior. He set School records in the indoor 1,000-yard run and the half-mile run, and he was a member of the record-setting 4x400 relay team. As a senior, Mr. Spruill was presented with the Beaudric L. Howell Award for Track and Field and the C.C. Baldwin Medal for Sportsmanship. He continued his athletic career as a member of the track team at the University of North Carolina.

RICHARD LEIGH BEAVER ’86 At Episcopal, Dr. Beaver ran cross country and competed in track and field. He was named All-IAC in cross country during his sophomore, junior, and senior years, and he led the team to the School’s first IAC championship as a sophomore. He also led the team to a 10-0 dual meet record while serving as its co-captain his junior year. Dr. Beaver broke city and School records and led his team to victory in the Alexandria City Meet during both his junior and senior years. As a senior, Dr. Beaver captained the cross country team and led them to another IAC championship. He won the IAC individual championship and qualified for the Cross Country National Championship, ranking among the nation’s 28 best high school runners. He was ranked No. 4 in the state by The Alexandria Journal and named by the Alexandria Sportsman’s Club as the Cross Country Athlete of the Year. He received All-America and AllMet honors as a senior, and he led his team to a 9-1 record in dual meets and a ranking in the state’s top 15 schools. On the track and field team, Dr. Beaver led the indoor team to an IAC championship and to undefeated seasons during his sophomore, junior, and senior years. He set School records in the indoor 1,600-meter, two-mile, and 3,200-meter runs, and he still holds the School records for the 1,500-meter and mile runs. Dr. Beaver had the 10th-fastest high school time in the 3,200-meter in America and the fifth-best time in Virginia in the indoor mile. Dr. Beaver served as the Chair of the Honor Committee and a Senior Monitor. He received the Rinehart Medal for Athletic Worth as a senior and the Parker Reed Carr Medal for Cross Country as both a junior and a senior. After graduation, he ran cross country at Dartmouth College.

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DANIELLE JEANETTA O’BANION ’97 The second woman to be inducted into Episcopal’s Athletics Hall of Fame, Ms. O’Banion lettered in basketball, volleyball, and track and field. She also served the School as Head Monitor and a member of the Honor Committee. She led the varsity basketball team to state and ISL-A championships as a freshman, and to an ISL-AA championship as a junior. Co-captain of the team as a junior and senior, she received the School Award for Basketball both years. Ms. O’Banion was Episcopal’s first female athlete to reach 1,000 points in scoring. She was All-ISL in basketball each of her four years at EHS, All-Met as a junior and senior, and All-State as a senior. Ms. O’Banion was named to the Virginia Independent Schools All-Tournament team as a junior and senior, and was the tournament’s Most Valuable Player as a junior. The Alexandria Sportsman’s Club named her as the Basketball Player of the Year when she was a senior; she was only the second girl to win the award. A four-year member of the varsity volleyball team, she earned All-ISL honors as a junior and co-captained the team as a senior. She also lettered in track and field, competing in the discus and shot put events. Ms. O’Banion received the C.C. Baldwin Medal for Sportsmanship and the James H. Fannon, Jr. Family Award for Athletic Worth at Commencement in 1997. Ms. O’Banion earned a basketball scholarship to Boston College, where she helped the Eagles reach the NCAA tournament in both 1999 and 2000 – the school’s first two appearances in the tournament. Co-captain of the team as a senior, she received the college’s Barbara McNamara Women’s Basketball Endowed Scholarship for leadership on and off the court. She continued her involvement in the sport after college as a coach at Harvard University and the University of Minnesota, where she helped lead the team to the school’s first Final Four appearance. She returned to EHS to coach varsity basketball and serve as assistant director of admissions during the 2007-08 school year. Today she is an assistant women’s basketball coach at the University of Memphis.

NOMINATIONS THE HALL OF FAME SELECTION COMMITTEE WELCOMES NOMINATIONS FOR 2011 BY JUNE 1, 2010.

Submit via the Web site at www.episcopalhighschool.org or to Rick Wilcox, associate director of development, via e-mail at fw@episcopalhighschool.org, or via telephone at 703-933-4024 (toll-free 877-EHS-1839).


THE 1947 FOOTBALL TEAM

Episcopal’s 1947 varsity football team ended their season as state champions, with an impressive record of 9-0. The team outscored its opponents 322 points to 38, and its dominant defense had five shut-outs, including three in a row against Randolph-Macon Academy, Virginia Episcopal School, and Gonzaga College High School. The first game of the season was the team’s closest, culminating in a 14-13 victory led by two EHS Athletics Hall of Fame members. Tommy Birge ’48 (inducted in 1993) returned an interception for a touchdown, scored on a 13-yard run, and kicked both extra points, while Bailey Dixon ’49 (inducted in 2007) had three interceptions and several tackles. The team ended its season with a decisive 41-13 win over Woodberry Forest School, led by two other Hall of Famers. Quarterback Rufus Barkley ’48 (inducted in 2000) threw for four touchdowns and 233 yards; Jack Dilweg ’49 (inducted in 1993), the team’s end, caught one of those touchdown passes. Birge captained the team, and Miles Gregory ’48 was alternate captain. “Bus” Male served as the head coach, assisted by coaches Lee McLaughlin (inducted in 2005) and William Ravenel.

THE 1961 FOOTBALL TEAM

The undefeated 1961 varsity football team was ranked No. 1 in the Washington, D.C., area, scoring 298 points while giving up just 32. EHS Athletics Hall of Fame member Ty Tyler ’63 (inducted in 1997) led the team’s defense, earning All-Met honors. All-Met Halfback Max Chapman ’62 (inducted in 1995) scored 124 points that year, breaking the School scoring record previously held by Tommy Birge ’48 (inducted in 1993). Fullback Roger Davis ’62 earned All-Prep honors and averaged 6.2 yards per carry, while Harry Burn ’62 caught seven touchdown passes. The team also included EHS Athletics Hall of Fame members Ed Carrington ’63 (inducted in 1993) and Cary Stewart ’62 (inducted in 2005). The team capped their dominating season by shutting out Woodberry Forest School in a 32-0 win that ended Episcopal’s three-year losing streak to the Tigers. Chapman and Winton Blount ’62 co-captained the team. Syd Walden was the team’s head coach, assisted by Jim Seidule and Jack Ordeman. n

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Volunteer Spotlight mary peterkin ’04 washington, d.c.

Class Chair 2009-10 Reunion Chair 2008-09 March Madness Volunteer 2007, 2008, 2009

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Why did you choose to attend Episcopal High School?

What does Episcopal High School mean to you?

My parents and I looked at Episcopal because my grandfather, Fritz Orr, graduated in 1951. We toured campus during Spirit Week, and I could feel all the fun, positive energy. That’s when I knew I wanted to attend EHS.

I always say that my best friendships were made at Episcopal, and those relationships are what immediately come to mind when I think about Episcopal. The sense of community that Episcopal provided inspired me to pursue a career in independent schools. I am currently working in admissions at The Langley School in McLean, Va.

Why do you feel it is important to volunteer your time to the School?

Episcopal fosters so much academic and social growth in the students while they are there. The least I could do after graduation was volunteer my time in the hope that other Episcopal students could have as great an experience as I did. How did you become co-chair of your Reunion? How was your first Reunion experience?

Charlie Williams ’04 asked me to co-chair the Reunion. I had enjoyed working on the Roll Call because it was an opportunity to get in touch with former classmates, and co-chairing the Reunion was just that. All the phone calls and e-mails paid off when the Reunion rolled around; we had such a great time! The great efforts my classmates made to attend the Reunion are what really made it a success. Your class broke young alumni records for total giving and participation last year – why do you think the Class of 2004 was so motivated to give back to Episcopal?

Tell us your favorite EHS story.

There are so many! It’s hard to narrow it down to just one story. Dorm time was always fun. Getting ready and going to Mass Meetings was very exciting. We would spend all study hall thinking about what we were going to wear. When the time finally came for us to run to the Cage, it was as if you had just freed a bunch of wild animals. I’m sure if you saw it from the outside we looked crazy! All the energy and school spirit were really incredible. Finally, what is something we probably don’t know about you?

Mr. Streed took a group of us to Italian classes in D.C. on Sunday mornings; I believe it was my sophomore year. Learning Latin at EHS and going on the Italy trip inspired me to take Italian during my time at Sewanee and study abroad in Florence my junior year. Now, since I moved back to D.C., I have started taking the language classes at the same place, Casa Italiana. n

Everyone I talked to before and during the Reunion was so excited to come back to campus and reconnect with classmates and teachers. I think the strong friendships we made during our time at Episcopal motivate people to give back. When you associate a place with wonderful and positive memories, such as a great friend or an inspirational teacher, it is hard not to give back. Also, Episcopal is constantly asking how they can improve their campus and academic programs. The Ainslie Arts Center, Baker Science Center, and pedestrian-only campus are great proof of that continuing pursuit of excellence. Knowing that the School’s administration and Board of Trustees want to keep Episcopal competitive motivates alumni to do the same. As your class’s Roll Call chair this year, what do you hope to accomplish?

The Reunion provided a lot of Roll Call momentum. I’m hoping to maintain that excitement this year. The whole Reunion weekend was a blast! I am hoping that everyone’s time back on campus will remind the Class of 2004 how important it is to continue giving! You recently spoke to Episcopal seniors at a meeting for the EHS Young Alumni Leadership Program. Why is it important to teach young people the value of staying connected to the EHS community and giving back to the School?

When you are a senior, it is hard to imagine life after graduation. I was hoping that by coming back I could provide a little insight into their role as young alumni. I wanted to help the Alumni Office by providing examples of all the opportunities there are to give back, in addition to donating to the annual fund. I think the new Young Alumni Leadership Program will give seniors a good idea of how much hard work the Alumni Office does to keep us all connected with EHS faculty, staff, and classmates. It’s so much more than just raising money for the Roll Call.

This summer, 70 members of the Class of 2004, including those pictured here, attended the class’s Fifth Reunion. Mary Peterkin ’04 (front row, second from right) co-chaired the event for her class with Charlie Williams ’04.

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A Campaign for Episcopal High School With a celebratory gathering of alumni, parents, faculty, friends, and School leadership in attendance, the Spirit of The High School Dinner provided the perfect venue to launch The EHS Promise, a campaign that seeks to strengthen and secure program elements at the very core of the EHS experience. The wonderful enthusiasm with which The Promise was received at the dinner is matched only by the enthusiasm with which it was greeted throughout a tremendously successful quiet phase, which raised more than $52 million.

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The Board of Trustees announces The Promise, a campaign for Episcopal High School.

NOVEMBER 13, 2009

For generations, dedicated and generous members of the Episcopal High School family have fulfilled a promise to advance this remarkable institution to where it is today. Today, Episcopal students thrive in classrooms, on playing fields, in Chapel, and on dorm. Today, alumni reflect that their very character, their qualities of integrity, honor, and trust, were nurtured and honed during their years at EHS. Today, we strive to deliver these indelible standards in all aspects of school life, so that tomorrow’s alumni, too, have the strength and comfort that such a firm foundation provides. At this time in the life of Episcopal, we find ourselves with an opportunity to advance what is essential to that foundation. And that opportunity is remarkably within reach. It is with great confidence that we launch The Promise, a campaign that aspires to strengthen and secure program elements that are at the very core of the Episcopal experience. In the early phases of the campaign, the extraordinary generosity of members of the EHS community enabled us to move forward with critical campaign projects, while holding off on this launch as we all grappled with the economic uncertainties of the past year. Now, with over $52 million in hand and projects well underway, we invite all alumni, parents, and friends to help Episcopal fulfill The Promise and be part of the great tradition of stewardship which has enabled this institution to pursue excellence in all areas of program and campus life for generations.

John L. Townsend III ’73

F. Robertson Hershey

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

HEADMASTER

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Four key priorities of The Promise will together complete a decade and a half of careful program planning and campus development, positioning Episcopal as one of the nation’s top boarding schools. Those four areas are athletics, academics, students and faculty, and sustainability.

ATHLETICS THE PROMISE TO

STRIVE $30.5 million

Spirited athletic competition and teamwork have long been cornerstones of the Episcopal experience (see p. 7). The values taught by a comprehensive athletics program, including sportsmanship, self-discipline, teamwork, and perseverance, help students succeed at EHS and beyond. Routines of physical conditioning embraced during the teenage years improve self-esteem and are critical to lifelong health. Most importantly, Episcopal’s athletic experience provides an opportunity for students from diverse backgrounds to learn the value of cooperation and mutual respect. “Those lessons go way beyond sports and they prepare you for other decisions in life,” said EHS Trustee Woody Coley ’73. “I graduated from Episcopal High School in 1973, and we were approximately 265 boys at that time. Today, we are a co-ed institution with more than 430 students, yet we exist within the exact same set of athletics facilities we’ve lived in for 35 years,” said Board Chair John Townsend ’73. “That defines the need

that we have.” Although co-education doubled the number of EHS interscholastic teams and enrollment has increased by over 50 percent, there have been no new indoor athletics spaces created since 1967, with the exception of the Goodman Squash Courts. The Promise is changing that with exciting construction and renovation projects that will create an athletics complex and provide space and sophistication to adequately meet the needs of 44 interscholastic teams. Specific projects include renovations to Centennial Gymnasium, Flippin Field House, and the Wrestling Cage, as well as construction of a new 60,000-square-foot facility. The new facility will house an auxiliary gym with two full-size basketball/volleyball courts, a new fitness center, locker facilities, team meeting rooms, the Goodwin Hall of Fame, and offices for the EHS Athletics Department.

The project includes a 60,000-square-foot addition to Centennial Gymnasium and renovation of Centennial Gymnasium, Flippin Field House, and the Wrestling Cage.

Construction on the first expansion of athletics facilities at EHS in almost 40 years began in the spring of 2009. The new and renovated facilities are slated to open in fall 2010.

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The EHS volleyball and basketball teams will have two new full-size courts on which to practice and compete, allowing them to host tournaments and train year-round.


ACADEMICS THE PROMISE TO

INSPIRE $21 million

“The mood is really the most important part of learning,” English Department Chair Mason New said. “Space plays a role in relaxing the student, which opens the mind.” Renovations planned for March Library and the west wing will transform these critical academic spaces into settings that promote open discussions, captivating presentations, and personal reflection and study. With a completely redesigned floor plan, March Library will become the hub of intellectual life on campus. “We are an academic institution and we should have a library that you walk by and are drawn into, not because of the people there, but because of what the space represents and lures you to do,” explained

Assistant Head for Academics Jackie Maher. When renovation is complete, March Library will provide flexible learning spaces, extensive technological capabilities, and an atmosphere that both brings students in and encourages them to linger. The west wing, as the academic center of campus life, will be renovated to provide larger classrooms and improved spaces for the social studies and English departments. Reducing the number of shared classrooms will allow faculty to personalize their spaces with their own books and decor. “It becomes a space like a living room in their own home,” said New, “and that’s very important for the students to see the mood as really conducive to learning.”

Planned renovations of March Library will create spaces for collaborative learning as well as quiet study.

Classrooms in the west wing will be expanded to provide improved spaces for the English and social studies departments.

“I am excited about this campaign, The Promise, because when we wrap it up, when we conclude it successfully, we will be able to look back and say that we really examined every aspect of the School’s program, every dimension of a child’s experience here, and we thoughtfully planned for it and implemented new and very exciting opportunities for them. We will be able to walk away from this campaign and know that over the last 15 years we have improved in every way conceivable the experience of EHS students.” – Headmaster Rob Hershey

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STUDENTS AND FACULTY THE PROMISE TO

CONNECT $16.5 million

“So much of what we are as a School is in the student and faculty relationships,” said Steve Castle, science and math teacher and varsity wrestling coach. The Promise includes three important initiatives that recognize that such relationships flourish when interactions in the classrooms, dining hall, and playing fields are lively and when diverse perspectives are shared and explored. The Middle Income Financial Aid Initiative will increase support for middle-income families. “As I look at the families who are approaching us in admissions, I see families in that middleincome range for whom attending Episcopal presents a very difficult challenge,” observed Headmaster Rob Hershey. “We want to make sure that Episcopal remains accessible to them.” In addition, The Promise will fund construction of new faculty

housing in the existing bookstore building, bringing the percentage of faculty living on campus and fully engaging in campus life to 90 percent. “When you are spending time at 10:30 at night in the commons watching a basketball game with the kids, they know you are there because you want to be there,” added Castle. “They see that and end up seeking you out and engaging you, and that can only happen when you live on campus.” Finally, a much-needed expansion of Penick Hall will provide additional interview offices and enlarged gathering spaces for the Admissions Office. These enhancements will help the admissions team carry out initial conversations with prospective families in a manner that sets the stage for the quality and depth of daily interactions at EHS.

Additional faculty housing on campus will further the School’s commitment to community and foster important relationships between students and faculty.

The Middle Income Financial Aid Initiative will help keep Episcopal’s doors wide open for deserving students who might otherwise not be able to afford to attend EHS.

“The Promise to me is that every child, no matter what their gifts, will be able to optimize them while they are here. If you are a violinist, we have a setting where you can achieve all you want as a violinist. If you are a painter, we have the studios. If you arrive as a scientist, we have the best facility one could hope for. We are putting together the platform where kids can stretch themselves and become as much as they can be while they are here and hopefully launch a higher trajectory than had they not come here.” – EHS Trustee Woody Coley ’73

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CAMPUS INTEGRITY THE PROMISE TO

SUSTAIN $11.5 million

“We feel great responsibility as stewards of this amazing institution, and we want to have a sustainable campus,” said EHS Trustee Ann deSaussure. Caring for Episcopal’s campus not only ensures that program needs are met, but provides EHS with an opportunity to model responsible environmental and fiscal stewardship. At Episcopal, fiscal stewardship starts with the Roll Call, an important part of The Promise. Annual giving allows EHS to provide the same life-shaping experience today that it has for generations, and a gift to the Roll Call is an endorsement of the School’s continued mission. The School depends on a robust annual fund to offset yearly needs not met by tuition.

The School also is committed to sound stewardship of its remarkable grounds. Upon entering Episcopal’s gates, visitors are struck by the expanse and beauty of the campus, located just minutes from Washington, D.C. As Episcopal has planned exciting construction and renovation projects, consideration of the overall impact on the grounds has been paramount. The Promise addresses what landscapers have referred to as a historic “benign neglect” of the areas beyond the campus’s central core. Efforts include an extensive tree planting program involving careful selection, planting, and care of trees and shrubs, as well as the improved management of Laird Acres, Episcopal’s prized 37 acres of mixed woodland.

Episcopal’s 120-acre campus provides perfect settings for the academic, spiritual, athletic, and social facets of School life.

For information about The Promise, and to view campaign videos and recent news, please go to www.episcopalhighschool.org/thepromise. To speak with a member of our development team about the campaign, please call toll-free 877-EHS-1839.

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Class Notes Submitting Class Notes is Easy blackford associates Class Correspondent Needed Please call Elizabeth Watts, class notes editor, to volunteer: 703-933-4046.

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Arthur Howell 1927 North Creek Drive Austell, GA 30106-1177 (H) 828-526-3930 (O) 404-881-7540

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There are several ways to submit news for Class Notes: 1 Contact your Class Correspondent by phone, mail, or e-mail; 2 Write your news in the space provided on the Roll Call

remittance envelope and mail it with your annual gift; 3 Submit news online in the alumni section at

www.episcopalhighschool.org; or 4 Send news to Elizabeth Watts, class notes editor, by e-mail to

eaw@episcopalhighschool.org, fax to 703-933-3016, or mail to 1200 North Quaker Lane, Alexandria, VA 22302.

Jesse Couch 6015 Pine Forest Road Houston, TX 77057 (H) 713-789-0050 (O) 713-789-3624 jcouch@PDQ.net

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Gib Semmes 11640 Partridge Run Lane Potomac, MD 20854-1210 (H) 301-299-3855 (O) 301-299-8775 Dulany deButts reports, “After 40 years in the same neighborhood in Fairfax, Va., we have moved and are now just a stone’s throw away from EHS at Goodwin House, an Episcopal retirement community. Our kids are all within 15 minutes of us. Sarah and John Frizzell ’39 moved here sometime in the past. Sarah is still here. So are Old Boys Bill Boothe ’43 and Julian Burke ’35 and his wife, Betty.”

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Randy Hudgins 8002 Ocean Front Avenue Virginia Beach, VA 23451-1959 (H) 757-423-4620 It was somewhat disturbing to me that our Class of ’42 at EHS did not have a class correspondent for the alumni magazine. Back in the 1930s, Frank Dusch ’43, Burks Withers ’43,

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William A. Hudgins (WFS ’80). Harvey is chairman of Harvey Lindsay Commercial Real Estate, one of the key real estate firms in the Tidewater area, and William is president of H-L Development, one of the main planners and developers in the area, which planned and developed City Center in Newport News and the Mast Center in Suffolk. I recently had a visit with Don Faulkner ’52, and it was interesting to learn that Don and his wife sold their working farm in Vermont and now live in Lexington, Va. As many of us remember, Don and Jim Wheat were two of the key organizers of the planning for the Wintergreen Resort in Nelson County, Va. Please send me your news. I shall include more trivia about “Old Boys” in subsequent notes.

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EHS friends and family gathered to celebrate the 90th birthday of Howdie Goodwin ’38. Left to right: Howdie Goodwin ’91, Murdoch Matheson ’92, Cary Goodwin ’93, Squinch Goodwin ’64, Howdie Goodwin ’62, Howdie Goodwin ’38, Eleanor Blaine ’10, Rob Hershey, George Logan ’63, Stan Lawrence ’62, Menard Doswell ’62, and George Wickham ’74.

Levi Old, and I were best friends in Norfolk. Billy Andrews was my best friend and closest neighbor. All of these boys became “Old Boys,” except Billy who strayed to Woodberry. As a tribute to Billy Andrews and his daughter, Elizabeth Andrews Watts, who is currently the class notes editor of the EHS magazine, I shall attempt the responsibility of class correspondent in my 85th year, even though I never graduated from The High School. As part of the close relationship

between the Maroon and the Tigers, it is interesting to note that our oldest son, Randy Hudgins III, strayed to Woodberry and then returned there as a math teacher. He began the Economics Study Program at WFS and was recently quoted in an interview on National Public Radio about the program. He also coaches a tennis team that has won the Prep League Championship seven out of the last 11 years! Another close EpiscopalWoodberry relationship is that of Harvey Lindsay ’47 and my son,

John Melvin P.O. Box 1770 Pawley’s Island, SC 29585 (H) 843-237-9815 jmel@webtv.net In October I spent a weekend with Frank Dusch in the Charlotte, N.C., area for our annual Carolina Panther Game. Frank, unfortunately, was a little under the weather, but we, nevertheless, enjoyed hashing over the good old days on The Holy Hill. I talked to Alice Nulsen recently. Bob (“Greaseball”) fell and broke his hip last May. He currently is undergoing rehab and is coming along nicely under the circumstances. Lastly, I spoke with Dave (“Farmer”) Carr in October. He’s doing fine, as is Marty, but, he complains that his golf game is suffering from the old age curse of

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short drives. Welcome to the club! Please communicate with me if you have any news for the Class of ’43. Time marches on!

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Brad Tazewell 4008 Holly Road Virginia Beach, VA 23451 (H) 757-425-6135 (O) 757-455-5800 btazewell@clarknexsen.com Nat Bundy – Nat had a long and successful career in the building materials business in Norfolk. He retired in 1997 and has been enjoying spending a lot of time at his place in Matthews County on the Northern Neck of Virginia. He and his wife, Marie, do a lot of fishing and gardening together both there and in Norfolk. They are proud to have two grandchildren. Moultrie Guerry – Judge Guerry enjoyed a long and successful career as a general district court judge in Norfolk, rendering important decisions in many significant cases over the years. He retired 20 years ago and has been enjoying spending time in the summers in the mountains at Brevard, N.C. He and his wife, Russ, recently returned from two weeks on Cape Cod. Mole still plays golf but complains that the ball doesn’t go as far as it used to. (Join the club.) John Dalton – John and his wife, Oggie, still live in Wellesley, Mass. He retired from a long and successful practice in internal medicine at Mass General Hospital in Boston four years ago. They are enjoying retirement and especially their nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. John still plays a little golf, too. Henry Burnett – Henry still lives in Miami and continues to practice law there, but not quite as hard as before. He graduated from the University of Virginia, where he was an outstanding tennis player, and reports that he still plays a lot, though he has lost that quick first step. Henry is an ardent University of Miami sports fan nowadays and closely follows the

Left to right: Chris Holland ’48, Tommy Birge ’48, and Phil Duckett ’48 during their 60th Reunion weekend in 2008.

Canes in all of their ACC sports. He has two daughters and five grandchildren. Dabney Craighill – Stump also graduated from the University of Virginia, and had a long and successful career as an executive with the National Lead Corporation in Georgia. He retired in 1992 and has been enjoying living in the St. Simons Island area ever since. Preston Prevatt – Pres also lives in Miami, where he practiced law for many years. He retired in 1992 and enjoys spending the summers in Cashiers, N.C. He sees Henry Burnett often and is also a big University of Miami fan. Pres reports two successful knee replacements and a cornea transplant, but otherwise he is doing well. Walter Suthon – Walt graduated from Tulane University in New Orleans and practiced law in the Crescent City for many years, retiring two years ago after a stroke. He has recovered nicely and recently returned from an exciting trip to Europe. Walter has three daughters and three grandchildren. He talks with Pres Prevatt often. Art Waxter – Art attended Northwestern University briefly, followed by Yale, graduating in the same class as Nat Bundy. After working in the elevator business in Baltimore for many years, he became a general contractor, constructing a wide variety of upscale projects for prominent clients in Maryland. Art has been retired for three years, and now

lives in Easton, not far over the bridge from Baltimore. Brad Tazewell – Brad is still practicing architecture, more or less full time, with a large A/E firm in Norfolk. He is mainly involved with business development and large government projects. He is still playing golf a lot, occasionally shooting his age. He and his wife have 11 grandchildren overall, who keep them busy keeping up with things.

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Bill Hart 6449 Walters Woods Drive Falls Church, VA 22044 (H) 703-941-8346 winston@patriot.net

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Gaylord Clark 1706 Hillside Road Stevenson, MD 21153 (H) 410-653-0810 GClarkMD@webtv.net

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Hugh Richardson 1819 Peachtree Road, NE, #200 Atlanta, GA 30309-1850 (O) 404-351-0941 Pictured above at the Fairfax, Va., home of Sally and Tommy Birge during our 60th Reunion are Chris Holland, Tommy Birge, and Phil Duckett. Tommy, the first inductee into the Episcopal Athletics Hall of Fame, died Jan. 29 after a long illness and was buried at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors that included a jet

fly-over and a moving eulogy by Doug Mackall ’49. It is hoped that Chris, Phil, and the remaining members of the 1947 football team, who are able, will attend the long-overdue recognition ceremony for them during the weekend of the Woodberry game. A gauge of that team’s greatness is how many members went on to play Division 1-A college football, and as far as is known, no Maroon team had more than Coach Bus Male’s juggernaut. They lined up for offense and defense without the benefit of low-cut shoes, face masks, gloves, protective cups, and their coaches calling every play. Speaking of that monumental 1947 team, Ed Van Winkle was invited back for preseason practice but for some unknown reason ended up on the “B” squad, the same unexplained fate of Eddie Leake ’47 a year earlier. Eddie had been on the varsity in the fall of 1945 and had even broken into the scoring column. Ed Van Winkle went on to captain the “Bees” and JV basketballers and lettered in tennis. Today, Ed plays top-notch tournament doubles with his brother Fritz Van Winkle ’53, a noted netter and wrestler for the Hilltoppers. Ed has authored an inspirational book of faith, “Against All Odds,” and in it he mentions the sacred studies courses taken at The High School. And, speaking of Episcopal, I was glad to see that there is a new scholarship called the Elizabeth Andrews Watts Scholarship for photography in honor of her work. Back to the “B” squad. Winston Holt ’49 was tall enough (6 feet 3 inches) but not heavy enough (135 pounds) for the varsity, so he played for the “Bees” in the fall of 1948. In the spring of ’49, Winston won a varsity “E” in track, excelling in the 880-yard run. He received his EHS diploma at age 16 and joined the caravan to Charlottesville. He graduated from U.Va. at age 20, just a year older than this scribbler was when he finally made it into college as a freshman. Winston

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then pursued and won the hand of the lovely Lulee, and their first home in Richmond as newlyweds had formerly belonged to the aforementioned “B” squad stalwart Eddie Leake ’47. Early in 2009, Henry Schacht called from Vero Beach to announce that the Old Boys’ Florida Midwinter Muster would take place at The Moorings. Among alums expected were Archie Baker ’47, baseball’s slick-fielding shortstop; “Cap’n Jack” Clarkson, our peerless leader; Charlie Gamble ’50, towering center on Henry’s basketball quintet; Stuart Gilchrist ’47, speedy baseball picket man; eminent surgeon Hunter McGuire ’47; significant writer Eddie Pryor ’50; and always-High-Lister Lockwood Rianhard. Before sitting down to some whiskey sours and mimosas using Henry’s succulent oranges, the talented southpaw hurler could have loosened up the crown by pitching them some batting practice. Raymond DeVan “Kip” Kimbrough, who died Feb. 29, will be remembered by ’48ers for his onehanded basketball set shots – he ranked second to Henry Schacht in points scored senior year – and for his prowess in organic chemistry. Kip came from Richmond and among his distinguished forebears were his mother, Dr. Janet Kimbrough, a prominent physician, and his grandmother, Mrs. May Coleman, a living encyclopedia on Old Dominion history. He graduated from William and Mary and received his doctorate from Northwestern. He did further studies at Cornell’s Weill Medical College and in Gottinger, Germany. Although stricken with polio in midlife, he never complained or let it change his upbeat outlook. He was a welcome returnee at our 55th Reunion. He taught chemistry at Georgia Tech, Emory University, and Mercer University. With several partners, he founded two chemical manufacturing companies and edited a publication affiliated with the American Chemical Society. Once an associate saw Kip

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Winston Holt ’49 and his son, Winston ’82, enjoyed their annual hiking trip. The 2009 destination was Nantahala National Forest in North Carolina.

wearing two pairs of spectacles while pouring over an experiment and wondered why. Kip shot back, “Because the first pair isn’t strong enough.” He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Helen McKinney (apparently she kept her given name); his three children, Doris Renate Kimbrough, Erich Tucker Kimbrough ’80, and Lucy Kimbrough Henry; his daughter-inlaw, Laurel Kimbrough; his stepson, David Jereslow; and seven grandchildren. Our sympathy to them all. Norfolk, hometown of such notables as Russ Barrett ’47, John Garland ’49, Al Hanckel ’49, Mac Jenkins ’49, and Harvey Lindsay ’47, lost one of its native sons when Alfred Brownley Hodges, Jr. died Dec. 19, 2008, in Brookfield, Colo., after a lengthy battle with dementia. As a youngster, Al recalled riding with John Garland in John’s great-uncle’s sporty Pierce Arrow to the Princess Anne Country Club, where he and John would caddy for the golfers. After graduation, Al entered the University of Virginia, but the Korean conflict began in 1950 and Al volunteered for the Air Force. Stationed in Germany, he became an excellent skier. Upon his discharge, he returned to U.Va. but missed the slopes and transferred to the University of Colorado. After finishing there, he sold ski wear and then bought several horses and a seven-acre ranch. He opened a

tack shop called The Corral that handled saddles, bridles, and other equestrian equipment. He met his wife-to-be, Norma, in 1981 and married her in 1985. Later, Norma, always infatuated with Scarlet O’Hara’s home, Tara, in “Gone With The Wind,” designed their house patterned after Tara, and gave it the same name. She enjoyed going with Al to ’48’s 40th and 50th Reunions and said how pleased he was that his third cousin, Dorsey Clarke ’06, graduated from EHS. Al was devoted to Episcopal and always answered the EHS Roll Call. Now, he has answered the roll call of a higher authority.

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Winston Holt 209 Nottingham Road Richmond, VA 23221-3114 (H) 804-359-1634 (O) 804-780-2030 wholt@davenportllc.com Our 60th Reunion in June was sparsely attended, but by a funloving group. We had Mary and Herb Donovan, Joe Flesher and Marylouise Burns, Kay and Dick Hobson, Doug Mackall, and Lulee and Winston Holt. Earlier we saw Jack Lee in Richmond, along with some family members, at the annual EHS alumni reception with Rob Hershey and associates. We kicked things off Friday night with a reception in the dining hall with the other classes ranging from 1949 to 2004. What

a difference! But not in spirit! From there each class repaired to a favorite watering hole/restaurant for more tale-swapping, toasts, reminiscences, etc., to the tune of good food and drink. Herb, our Reunion leader, picked out Landini’s on King Street in Old Town, which was mobbed with revelers which led to an excellent evening. We all finally closed up shop Sunday morning but not before being part of a fun and informative time highlighted by an evening “under the big top” on Hoxton Field, preceded by some well-run, informative sessions regarding The High School’s present and future, both of which appear to be well in hand. We were proud to be there and missed the ones that have gone before us, plus those who were not able to be at The High School for a great time. In March, my son, Winston ’82, and I took our annual spring fling together, this time to western North Carolina. The following is an account of the trip. I hope it won’t lull the reader to sleep. You may have heard of the term (and excellent movie of over 40 years ago) “North to Alaska.” This time our trip was southwest to Nantahala National Forest in North Carolina. More specifically we went to Highlands, a town of 3,500 residents normally, but for “high season” (May to October) it bulks up to approximately 35,000 people. Years ago Lulee and I had visited a friend’s summer place in nearby Cashiers and fond memories beckoned Winston IV and me. The weather was pretty close to what you would find in springtime in Alaska – rainy and cold. Fortunately, we came prepared with very adequate gear for the situation from head to toe. After some airline travel difficulties, we elected to rent a car in Charlotte and drive to Highlands through parts of the Pisgah National Forest. (My luggage caught up with us the next morning.) When we arrived at the Old Edwards Inn, things started looking up. The Inn, a series of well-

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appointed cottages, was beautifully designed and decorated with fireplaces in the main area, a stunning dining room, big fitness center, library, etc., and a very attractive and competent staff. Friday morning we drove around the area, which is part of a rain forest, though it had sparse rain until we arrived. Golf courses and clubs abound and were stunningly beautiful and manicured, waiting for their players in the near future. That afternoon we hit one of the many hiking trails, which are well documented and of varying degrees of difficulty, bushwhacking in the rain for about four miles. We were rewarded at the turnaround with a breathtaking view of a valley below a log cabin that seemed abandoned. On our way back we ran into a lone seagull, which walked ahead of us on the trail for several hundred yards. Winston IV fed him some granola bar crumbs that he eagerly gobbled up. Saturday the same cold and rain did not dampen our spirits. Our hike that day was along part of the Chattooga River that was featured in the movie “Deliverance.” The river was full and beautiful, with very scenic cliffs, rapids, etc., and an unusual stone arch built on a rock in the middle of the river without any bonding agent other than gravity pressure. There were many picnic and camping sites, plus various remnants of bridges, walkways, and roads from early in the last century before the National Parks Service took over during FDR’s reign. We came back to Highlands from South Carolina through northeast Georgia into North Carolina. As we departed early on Sunday, the weather was calm and storm free, with a clear sky to the east. I would like to share some observations about the HighlandsCashiers area. It is tough to reach, but the roads are good, and it is worth the effort. There are loads of golf courses and high-end vacation homes. The hotel, restaurant, and shop personnel are all very

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nice and sophisticated. The two hikers’ stores we visited were as good as any we’ve seen. And local wildlife is abundant, including wild turkey, black bear, elk, deer, and other smaller forest creatures. For the eastern United States, this is as pretty and well maintained an area as I have seen, especially compared to the northeast, where more people, traffic, pace of life, and weather make that part of the world an “edgier” experience. I told Lulee that I would like for us to both go back some day. The trip was well worth the effort with the people, sights, establishments, and, above all, it was another exciting outing with the most resourceful person I know, son Winston, continuing an annual event started over 35 years ago. Maybe the next destination will be the bayous and gin mills of Louisiana! Lulee and I do some traveling up and down the seaboard to visit with our children and grandchildren, plus an occasional swing through Europe – our favorite places being France and Italy. Life has been good to us with wonderful friends, fellow workers, and our family. We look forward to more of the same.

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John Ritchie 1848 Westview Road Charlottesville, VA 22903 (H) 434-984-4729 jritchiejr32@yahoo.com and Gish Anderson 109 Oak Hill Lane New Bern, NC 28562 (H) 252-635-6562 gishgay@earthlink.net 60th Reunion: June 11-12, 2010

If you are fortunate enough to be on our classmate Gordon Leggett’s e-mail list, you know that it is a rare week that goes by without a joke or cartoon arriving, but there is a serious side to Gordon’s life also. In 2004, he traveled to the Ukraine with his daughter, Susan, then unmarried, to assist her in adopting a son. This August, Gordon reported the happy news that Susan and her husband,

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David, had traveled to Russia to adopt a daughter, age 2 years, in St. Petersburg. They are very satisfied with the adoption process in Russia, although they had to visit St. Petersburg three times to make it happen. Another example of what a small world it is today. Gordon also reported on a trip out west that he and Madeline planned for August. They were planning to fly to San Francisco, visit a Norfolk school friend of Madeline’s in Oakland, then go to the Napa Valley, followed by a drive up the coast to Portland, Ore., where they would catch a train to Seattle and bus to Vancouver. In Vancouver they planned to join a Washington and Lee nine-day rail tour of the Canadian Rockies. Describing their itinerary makes me think of that Steve Martin comedy, “Planes, Trains and Automobiles.” I hope theirs was a much less challenging trip. Give us a report, Gordon. Gordon also reports that his grandson, Andrew, is matriculating to Duke. Andrew is a graduate of Charlotte Country Day, and his dad, Gordon’s son Reid ’74, is an Old Boy. Serendipity led me to the next news from Jim McNeely. Virginia and I rented a cottage in Phippsburg, Maine, in August with hopes for a family reunion with our children in New York City and Boston. You may recall that I wrote recently about the charming getaway which Jim and his wife, Bobby, have on Casco Bay in Maine. It turned out that this was less than an hour’s drive from our cottage. When I got in touch with Jim, he invited us to join them at their Casco Bay getaway for lunch, which turned into a wonderful afternoon. (The stork arrived in New York to foil our reunion plans, by the way, but a grandson is certainly worth a frustrated reunion!) During lunch, Jim told us about the 18-day tour of Mexico and Guatemala that he and Bobby made this summer with the Yale Alumni Chorus – 110 strong. They sang a program which fea-

tured Mozart’s “Coronation Mass” and a commissioned piece by a leading Mexican composer, plus spirituals and Yale songs. They sang with a full orchestra. Their preparation involved extensive individual and group rehearsal, but most challenging of all, Jim says, was hauling around the white-tie-and-tails in which they performed. The chorus sings all over the world – next year Havana – and is always looking for good voices with “considerable stamina”! No Yale connection required and do not worry about your age. Their oldest member this year was Yale ’41. If interested, visit www.yalealumni chorus.org. (To how many of us did it occur that our larynx might last longer than our knees when we were one and 20?) (You can find a fascinating video of the tower vacation home that Jim designed for Bobby and himself if you go to his Web site at www.jmcneely.net. The video was made for the television program “Extreme Homes.”) Thinking of longevity, George Sherrill tells me that he and Claire will celebrate their 50th anniversary in December. They have been living in St. Simons Island, Ga., since June 2003. And although I have never been to St. Simons Island, I understand that it is a mighty nice place to live. George says he is planning to be back for our 60th. And so should we all!

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Walter Reed (H) 707-448-3347 waltnloli@earthlink.net Dear Brother Rats (now there’s a name that only the old-timers understand), sorry my report is so brief but there were many of us who were out of pocket when I called and no responses to my e-mail. Clearly, I must put more time and effort into it, which I shall do in the coming quarter. Here then are those I managed to contact: Marion and Bill Calvert – They are busy with their new, downsized home, getting the small yard just

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the way they like it and are pleased to have a nice view across the nearby pond. Bill stills sings barbershop and devotes much time to EHS issues and his church’s Senior Men’s Club. Two of his grandsons are returning to the School’s championship soccer team (Calvert ’10 and Trevor Bobola ’11) and another (Ben Catlett ’11) will be trying out for the cross country team (probably a throwback to Bill’s years as a miler). It was a great pleasure for me to chat with my old roomie and he sounds just the same as before. Sibyl and Bob Fishburn – As with many, we spoke briefly of politics and all seem concerned with the rising federal debt, but we soon switched to more personal matters. Bob’s main effort today is Sibyl, who broke an ankle while they were in Nantucket celebrating his birthday (No. 35?). His TLC is bound to have her back on her feet in no time, but we send her our best wishes for that prompt recovery. Bob tells me that they may visit their son-in-law in Naples, Fla., in December, and since Loli and I will probably be in Florida in December, too, for granddaughter Brittany von Hausch’s graduation from the University of Florida, we may well be able to have a mini, mini-reunion. Mildred and Jim Hickson – Jim, bless his heart, missed my call but sent me a nice e-mail complete with pictures of his barn house on his Bedford, Va., property (where he has just gone for a little dove hunting with his former U.Va. roommate). The property looks divine, and he may get a landowner’s permit to hunt deer and elk with bow and arrow, imagine that! Jim has had more than his share of medical problems, but he doesn’t let it slow him down. He says his joys are duplicate bridge, archery, and skiing, and I only wish I were staying as active as he. He also says that he may get to see Bob Fishburn while in Bedford, so Bob, you better put on your hunting gear for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Jim Kirchhoffer – Jim still lives

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The Walter Reed ’51 family enjoyed a visit last summer. Left to right: Loli Reed, Walter Reed ’51, and the Reeds’ son-in-law, Paul Telfer; children in front of Loli are grandaughter Eva Telfer (7) and grandson “Smiling Jack” (20 months). The Telfers (including the Reeds’ daughter, Patricia) work for the Wildlife Conservation Society and live in the Republic of Congo.

in Novato, Calif., which is about an hour’s drive from our home, so we have arranged to get together there for lunch next Saturday and do more catching up. He reminisced about acting in one of Billy Barnes’ shows, where he and Don Johnston appeared in a large cutout representing a TV set singing “That Good Old Mountain Dew.” Anyone remember it? Pat and Otto Lowe – What fun to chat with Otto again. I still have happy memories of a weekend in Cape Charles with him and his roomie Joe Eubank (whose parents owned a hotel there). The oyster stew was heavenly and after dinner they drove us out to a local high school football game, where winning the game was second only to winning the fight after the game. They finished the evening with a 90-miles-per-hour drive back to town with the car’s headlights off! I thought my life was over. Otto has four children and eight grandchildren and remembers all their names! He is in good health, travels little, and is Skype

literate. He is retired, and he and Pat just celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary. Congratulations, guys, it’s a clear sign that Pat considers Otto a keeper. Wendy and Bob Page – And then there are Montpelier’s leading couple, who shared our Air Force life and also have done a lot of traveling. Naturally we spoke about family medical problems, especially my Loli’s laminectomy and his Wendy’s disk damage. Bob, being a doctor, has had more than his share of heart bypasses but stays in good shape. And, he plans to attend his fraternity (BTP) reunion at U.Va. soon. He also does a bit of hunting with 1,000 acres of farmland to attract any doves that escape Jim Hickson. I forgot to ask him if he, too, has elk. Talking with Bob is such a pleasure. It brings back memories of my first year at EHS, when it was all new and very challenging for a kid whose family was living in Mexico City. Fortunately for me, Bob’s parents were also friends of my parents’ friends, the Jack

Hagans, in Richmond and who had apparently asked Bob to keep an eye out for me, which he was kind enough to do. I can never thank him enough. Judy and Nigel MacEwan – A little nautical talk with Nigel, who made four trans-Atlantic cruises on his own boat (since sold) and who plans a 1,000-island (New England) cruise with other members of the cruise club he belongs to in the near future. I brought up the trans-Atlantic cruise subject because I had just finished a fascinating book titled “Adrift,” which tells the true life story of a man who attempted it, lost his ship, and survived in a rubber life raft for 76 days! We also talked about Africa and his travels there some 20 years ago. I provided information on my daughter and her family, who have lived in West Africa for over 12 years and love it. He asked that I remember him to Pegram and I intend to as soon as I can get through to him. Hardy Patten – Had a nice long chat with Hardy who, living in Alexandria, passes by The High School three times a week enroute to his gym. He tells me that the football and soccer teams are already there and starting practice. He has a special interest in the soccer team, since they were state champs last year and some of the credit for that goes to the African boys who grew up with the game and gave our team such depth. Of course, Calvert’s grandsons deserve a share of the credit, too, and let’s all hope the team can repeat this year. Hardy told me that he attended St. Albans before coming to EHS but, because of poor study habits (and I guess that translated into poor grades), his grandfather, an EHS grad, convinced his parents to transfer him to The High School, where he straightened up in no time. I admitted the same to him, since I matriculated as a sophomore and was soon reduced to freshman when I was unable to meet the academic standards. Frank Shoup – And then there’s Frank, my old buddy from the tennis team. Frank now lives

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in Alexandria and is very busy in the security field, I believe. He keeps up his tennis, as did his son, Elliott. Frank does a lot of flying, and when I voiced my regret at not meeting the eyesight test for Air Force pilot training, he urged me to get into flying now since today’s aircraft practically fly themselves. Alas, age and infirmity preclude it. Frank is extremely proud of his Elliott, who is now a lieutenant in the Navy flying the F-18 Super Hornet and his daughter, Allison, an Army warrant officer and helicopter pilot in Afghanistan. I know you all share my pride in them as well, and with Elliott to deploy to the Middle East soon, I will keep them both in my prayers. Loli and Walt Reed – For us Reeds, life continues filled with joy and occasional concerns. Loli’s back problems still keep her from complete recovery, but we both expect the gradual improvement to lead to normalcy in the future. In July of 2009, we joined our two girls and their children in South Florida where we combined trips to daughter Mariah’s condos and condo hunting for daughter Patricia (a vet living with husband Paul, daughter Eva (7) and son “Smiling Jack” (9 months) in The Republic of Congo). Trish and Paul bought a great condo in Hollywood, Fla., and all strongly urge us to move there, too. We just might do it. In closing I wish to mention my deep sadness at hearing of the death of a man who was my hero at EHS and later at VMI, Tommy Birge ’48. Not only was he such an outstanding athlete, but he was always so kind and thoughtful to us youngsters. He set an example of how to live our lives and how to treat others. I’m sure he was greeted in the next world with the words “well done thou good and faithful servant.” So long for now, please stay in touch, and if you have an e-mail address please send it to me.

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Louie Gump (O) 423-282-3933 lhg703@yahoo.com 55th Reunion: June 2012

The Class of ’54 at their 55th Reunion.

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Charlie Covell (H) 352-336-0127 (O) 352-846-2000 Ext 251 covell@louisville.edu The 55th Reunion of our class is now history, and was most enjoyable. In addition to the usual opening reception and dinnerdance, we enjoyed a Friday night dinner at Landini Bros. in the Old Town section of Alexandria and a wine and cheese party at the Ainslie Arts Center. I spent some time looking for and photographing old landmarks and wondering at the amazing growth of infrastructure the School has undergone over the years. It is truly magnificent. Some of you made this amazing expansion possible through your generous gifts. I was sorry that attendance was a bit thin this time; but it was great seeing those who attended and their wives and guests. Present were Bob Baker, Harrison Braxton, John Burress, Charlie Covell, Richard Davis, John Mason, Charlie Tompkins, John Trask, Nelson Weston, Kirk Williams, and Robert Wilson. Bob Baker writes, “I thought you might like to know that our class had the highest percentage of participants (83 percent) of

all classes in the 2008-09 Roll Call giving and the fifth-largest amount of money contributed. The second-place class in participation was at 74 percent, or 11 percentage points behind ours. We should all be quite proud of our giving back to the School that gave us so much while we were there as students.” Again, my usual plea: Please send me some news of you and your family for publication in our next class notes. Many thanks. Cheers, Charlie

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Tom Davenport reports, “I started a Web site with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill called www.folkstreams.net. We videostream important films on American traditional cultures, and we are featuring the films I made with Professor Daniel Patterson (now a retired Kenan professor emeritus). I also made a bunch of fairy tale adaptations for children that can be seen at http://dave portfilms.com/pages/main_from brosgrimm.html. Some of my classmates and friends might get a kick out of seeing these old films on the Internet.”

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Carl Ragsdale (H) 252-726-3811 Crags1234@aol.com 55th Reunion: June 2013

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Sandy Wise (H) 614-766-1511 (O) 614-447-0281 hawppmd@aol.com

J. D. Simpson (H) 501-663-8631 (O) 501-377-2110 jdsimpson@stephens.com

55th Reunion: June 11-12, 2010

Ben Orrick reports that he, Frank Bird, and Malcolm Matheson made it back to Princeton for their 50th Reunion. He said, “The ‘dirty boogies’ are slower, but otherwise we seem to be soldiering on pretty handsomely.”

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Bill Saunders (H) 757-596-5436 (O) 757-727-8181 william.saunders@wachoviasec.com and Nelson Durden (H) 757-723-1492 ndurden@courts.state.va.us 55th Reunion: June 2011

Bill Saunders received the Good Scouter Award from the Colonial Virginia Chapter of the Boy Scouts of America on March 26.

55th Reunion: June 2014

My last class notes were written in September 1999; I hope once in 10 years is not over-doing a good thing. I don’t know who our class recruiters for our 50th Reunion were, but they did a hell of a job as 23 out of 56 made the trip and that ain’t bad, considering our age. Coach Jim Seidule acted as our master of ceremonies for the Friday night dinner, at which he announced that three of our classmates have gone beyond the normal call of duty in service to The High School. Lucius Burch funded a million-dollarplus endowment for an outdoors program designed to provide a bonding experience for freshmen. Incidentally, Lucius smokes a pipe and actually looks dignified, but don’t let looks deceive you, and don’t let him drive at night. Gaston Caperton has served on the EHS Board of Trustees, been

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the governor of West Virginia, and is now president of the College Board. Coach Seidule mentioned that Gaston has been instrumental in arranging visits to EHS by some 20 college presidents. Gaston was there Friday night but left on Saturday after riding back to the Sheraton with Burch at the wheel. Lastly, Dr. Lenox Baker, who has also served on The High School’s board, is a prominent cardiothoracic surgeon in Norfolk, Va., and has given significant bucks to Davidson and helped fund the Baker Science Center at EHS. Lenox spent many years on the Board of Trustees at Johns Hopkins and got famous. He hit the big time with research and business and has embraced numerous philanthropic causes. In addition, Lenox bought a ranch near Cody, Wyo., and is learning how to raise cattle for tax purposes. More importantly, he has gotten rid of them damn braces. I hung out with the Nashville Mafia: Lucius, Shade Murray, and my old roommate, Warner Bass. Shade ain’t changed a bit, doing well in the cabinet manufacturing business with his brother D.B. and still married to Ann Pritchard, a marriage which is the smartest thing he ever did. Bass is semiretired, remains married to his Little Rock girl, Madge, whom I introduced to Warner (I should have gotten a commission), and serves on numerous community and charitable boards. He ain’t changed either, and that’s good. The “most changed” in our class is Tim Morton, who sports a long beard, has been a newspaper reporter and writer, producer, actor (I saw him in Little Rock; he was damn good), and a teacher of Hebrew. He’s a long way from being a football jock with a lot of speed who scored on the opening kickoff against Woodberry our junior year. It was also hard to recognize Johnny B. Thompson, our old Head Monitor. At Page Dame III’s third wedding, Johnny B. met Page’s cousin and married her eight years later. As for Page, still from Baltimore more or less,

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The Class of ’59 at their 50th Reunion.

he has spent over 30 years in the commercial banking business and is presently in the education business as assistant head of school for finance at a high-end Vermont prep school. On to our athletic group: Bill Flippin has been in newspaper publishing for over 40 years, is still in shape to run the high hurdles, and was aptly named “Snoopy” at EHS. Peter Maffitt is a lawyer by education, but actually is a “deal man” in Houston. Maffitt, my junior year roommate, was a hard-hitting, tough defensive halfback in football, and now kinda reminds me of Marlon Brando as the Godfather. Fred Dashiell received a Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley, lives in Los Angeles, is a research mathematician and computer scientist, and is involved in designing and developing “artificial intelligence,” whatever the hell that means. Our class solicitor, David Wysong, is still in the insurance business in Alexandria, never returned to Hickory, N.C., has been married twice, I think, and is now pursuing a young lady who resides in the same residential complex as our old quarterback. Charley Matheson was one of our best dressed and still is. He practiced architecture, then moved to a farm near The Plains, Va., and is soon embarking on a second marriage. Charley paints, does a little fox hunting and horse driving, and published a watercolor sketch book last year. Ain’t a bad life…? I recognized my old Davidson

classmate, Sam Clark. I think he worked long and hard for EDS, and I know he’s retired and living in Michigan. He claims he ran into Winston Kaminer in Copenhagen and Rome, but I ain’t sure as I didn’t think Kaminer was allowed out of South Carolina. I didn’t recognize John Chatfield; he’s come a long way, baby. He practiced medicine, received an M.B.A. from Colorado, and has traveled all over the world. He is an avid mountain climber; climbed all of the “Fourteeners” in Colorado and 53 somewhere else. Don Haddock, day student or “townie,” became a well-respected circuit court judge (25 years), still dresses well, and still lives in Alexandria. Howard Holden, one of our track stars, was a professional educator and public school administrator and retired in 1999. He’s got a strange hobby: collecting Lionel trains. None of us will ever forget Sandy Hutchison’s private meeting with Mr. Thomsen ’30, nor his dedication to Lehigh University, nor his love for golf, nor that he was a Yankee. Sandy behaved himself, is still married, and lives in Florida. I did not talk to Reid Pitts, as he’s way too smart and his appearance scared me; kinda looks like “The Old Man and the Sea.” I do remember his being second behind me in “biggest conch.” He is now a doctor and a well-educated, highly trained urology consultant, while I’m still a self-trained redneck. Cabell Robinson, our valedictorian, was also hard to recognize.

He lives in southern Spain, designed golf courses all over Europe for Robert Trent Jones, and now has his own design office. He currently has projects in Morocco, Portugal, Spain, and Cyprus, but none in Arkansas. At least he enjoys trout fishing. Charlie Logan made the Friday night affair but left early to go sailing the next day. Charlie’s nickname, “Jelly-Jelly,” acquired while serving as a waiter’s waiter, has survived the ages. Please remember that Jelly accompanied Rob Lawson to an Egypt-sponsored visit to Sunset Lodge in Georgetown, S.C. The trip inspired Charlie to graduate in the top 95 percent of his class at Dartmouth. Tom Pinckney looked healthy and happy. He retired from teaching in 2008 and resembles a “mountain man” from the American West. I don’t think he smokes or drinks. At any rate, he’s fit, and I’m sure he could “whip my ass.” I recognized Mike Pleninger from somewhere, but wasn’t sure where. I now recall that he cherished being a rat. He graduated from Cornell and has been in the hotel business for 45 years. He has aged well. I think I saw Dr. Hugh Trout at dinner Friday night, but I ain’t sure. Well, after 10 years, that’s it. If I left anyone out or screwed up the facts, I apologize. It was a good time with old friends. I was absolutely amazed at what big money can do for a small school; the place is beautiful. I’m glad they let me attend The High School; it damn sure wasn’t due to my brain power, they just wanted some geographical representation and had never seen a real redneck. Again, congratulations to Lucius, Gaston, and Lenox. Each of you done good and made us proud.

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Bill Drennen (H) 304-876-1236 (O) 304-876-6400 bill@billdrennen.com 50th Reunion: June 11-12, 2010

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Bill Julian (H) 757-627-2885 (O) 757-686-1973 waj43@msn.com 50th Reunion: June 2011

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Bev Eggleston (O) 804-359-4840 bevegg@cavtel.net 50th Reunion: June 2012

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Cotten Alston (H) 770-434-2212 (O) 404-310-0541 rca3@mindspring.com 50th Reunion: June 2013

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Alex Jones (O) 617-496-2582 (H) 617-497-2387 JonesAlex@aol.com 50th Reunion: June 2014

We few, we lucky few, gathered in June for our class’s 45th Reunion and it was a bit like a time warp. I guess the truth is that we were at least sufficiently uneroded by time that we were still able to recognize each other. It was a genuinely happy occasion, and those of you not there were missed. Our hosts were Ann and John Keith, who hoisted the organizational burden, and Betsy and Jim Lewis, who had us all to their home in McLean, Va., after the opening cocktail party. The weather was rainy and so the opening party was held in the expansive dining room, now with a high ceiling because the lower study hall has been removed. Each class had its designated spot, and we have now joined the side of the room that could only be described as grizzled. But merry. I won’t try to do a recap of all conversations, but just to touch on a few tidbits picked up over alcohol. John Keith is still actively practicing law and his daughter is a respected poet – somewhat to his mystification. He and Ann have been together since his sophomore year at EHS. I’m not sure there is any couple so long-lived in our

The Class of ’64 at their 45th Reunion.

class. Ann had the world’s most entrancing smile then, and still does. Betsy and Jim Lewis were typically generous hosts and even let some of us see their bedroom, where they have acquired antique posters of Mediterranean coastal scenes and lighted them to create the illusion that you are looking out the bedroom window onto a sun-dappled sea. Jim said he decided early on they couldn’t afford paintings, nor have the house with the glorious view, but the effect is as lovely as if they had. Jim has moved to a new law firm, by the way. Poo and Tigger Alexander were there, and Poo managed to do the impossible in herding the group on that Friday night into a photo shoot. Perhaps they will share it. Tigger recently recounted to me the sweet memory of his time at the Beach Club in Myrtle Beach, when he got to spend a summer as a gofer for his brother’s band – and, of course, help himself to the attendant pleasures. If you never got to the Beach Club, it was a hormone-saturated, joyously happy, concrete-floored center of Bacchanalian pleasure. Beach music, beer, dancing, and lots of girls. I had some of the most rapturous nights of my life there, and I suspect some of you did, too. Tigger certainly did! Audrey and Jimmy Black were there, and Jim has managed to keep his very responsible banking job in the throes of the banking collapse. This speaks of how valuable he is to his employers, though he didn’t frame it that way. The North Carolina bank world has

been decimated. Martha and Chas Davidson came, as did Susan and Richard Wight – with Chas and Richard heading for golf part of the time. Richard has moved to Virginia Beach and Chas is still in Richmond. Dee Percy came from Jacksonville. He is a cardiologist and we talked a bit about his ancestor, William Alexander Percy, the author of “Lanterns on the Levee.” It prompted me to reread it and it is like the Baroque voice of my greatgrandmother in its evocation of the Old South. Quite unique, and highly recommended if you find beautiful writing and a singular sensibility appealing. Norm Stallings wore only one of his four World Series rings, as a team member of the Yankees. David (D.M.) Smith was there with his wife, Susanne, and he was as hilarious as ever. He recently ran for office, without success, and is pondering the many possibilities arrayed before men our age. Frank Wideman and his wife, Lisa, left Frank’s family plantation in South Carolina to be there, and Beasie and Duncan Patterson left their own Delaware family compound, where Duncan has maintained a life-long passion for horses. Also there were George Greenhalgh, Hugh Wachter, Peter Williams, Mayo Gravatt, and the inimitable Tom “Crow” Hall, but some of them came on Saturday and I missed them as Susan and I had to leave a bit early. I think the strong sentiment

was that it was well worth the trouble to come, and that our next reunion – our 50th – will be really important. I know several of us are going to try to entice many of our class who don’t normally attend these reunions to make the trip next time. Why people do – or don’t – come to reunions is as varied as individual natures, but there is something important that happens, I think. No matter how you viewed your time at EHS, you will be glad if you come next time – just as a way to close the loop if nothing else. I hope to see all of you there. By the way, in a late bulletin, I learned that Buzz Male has had a huge coaching success. He has been supervising a high school relay team known as the Albemarle Five Guys Club, and they came to Boston for the National Indoor Championships. His team broke national and international records. The race, in fact, took place on his 63rd birthday. Congrats. And should you be interested, I have a new book out: “Losing The News,” published by Oxford University Press, about the news media. It’s not bad.

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Humphrey Tyler (H) 860-322-4021 hstyler@comcast.net 45th Reunion: June 11-12, 2010

After the flood of news from ’65 in the spring ’09 edition, there’s been a summer drought of Biblical proportions. Even the usual plea for submission of outright lies and forgeries yielded nothing more than a note from Temple Grassi (WFS ’65, father of Helen ’03) that he and Richard Gwathmey had lunch with Richard’s aunt “Twinky” Smith at Northeast Harbor in Maine in July. (Oh yes, Temple also mentioned that he ran into Dr. Mason Williams at the bar at a wedding in Williamsburg recently, but the fact that Mason and Temple were both standing in line at a bar dispensing free drinks can hardly be categorized as news.) There were, of course, the usual

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fishing trip pictures from Richard “Mole” Lee and Hunter Robinson, only this time Mole eschewed his usual pose with a 24-inch bookie and instead inexplicably sent an inbox-choking album of snapshots of passing icebergs. (Those familiar with Mole’s politics will undoubtedly discount the theory that he was trying to make a point supporting Al Gore’s views on global warming). There has been some news from the lone ’65 ex-pat in Germany, our own Ward Carr. He has gone into the youth sports camp business over there, focusing on the very American sports of football, baseball, and lacrosse, and reports business is brisk. My wife, Susan, and I are settling into our new Connecticut home, and the high point of our summer was the June visit by Jim Sibley and his wife, Jane, to help us celebrate Susan’s birthday. Jane and Jim introduced us on a blind date at St. Lawrence University in upstate New York almost 41 years ago (a brief failure of judgment for which Susan has managed to forgive them). They arrived with the good news that their daughter, Amy, has announced wedding plans. Jane continues to enjoy teaching art in Atlanta, and Jim is making the world better one home at a time as the director of property acquisitions for the Atlanta Habitat for Humanity. Finally, don’t forget to mark your 2010 calendar now. Our 45th Reunion will be the weekend of June 11-13. Friday night (the 11th) will be a class dinner. Saturday will be the usual golf, 5K run, tennis, etc., and then an evening of dancing and trying to remember how to do the twist, the pony, the watusi, and the locomotion.

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Jack Sibley (O) 404-614-7551 (H) 404-237-2803 jsibley@hplegal.com 45th Reunion: June 2011

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David Clarke (H) 703-938-8577 (O) 703-293-7223 (O) 703-691-1235 dclarke@bklawva.com 40th Reunion: June 11-12, 2010

The Class of ’69 at their 40th Reunion.

Oglethorpe University tennis coach Peter Howell ’67.

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Charles Coppage (H) 252-473-3893 (O) 252-480-2568 charles@nccoppagelaw.com 45th Reunion: June 2012

Peter Howell reports, “I have received a letter from the Georgia Tennis Foundation informing me that I have been selected to become a member of the Georgia Tennis Hall of Fame. Needless to say, I am quite honored! Just goes to show you that if you live long enough, good things happen! The induction will take place May 6, 2010, at the Cherokee Town and Country Club.” Peter is the assistant athletics director and head men’s and women’s tennis coach at Oglethorpe University.

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Jon Barrett (H) 704-348-1776 (O) 704-444-3504 jbarrett@mayerbrownrowe.com 45th Reunion: June 2013

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Rob Whittle ’69 with his daughter, Lindsay ’99, at the Advertising Club of Metropolitan Washington Awards Program.

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Kinloch Nelson (H) 585-385-3103 (O) 585-264-0848 kinloch@rochester.rr.com 45th Reunion: June 2014

Rob Whittle was honored by the Advertising Club of Metropolitan Washington and the American Advertising Federation when he was awarded the prestigious Silver Medal Award. The award, which is given annually, recognizes “an exceptional person who has made outstanding contributions to advertising and has been active in furthering the industry’s standards, creative excellence and responsibilities in areas of social concern.” Rob is president and CEO of Williams Whittle, an advertising agency based in Alexandria.

Bill Clark writes, “Chris is still in New York City trying to land some theater-related job; Will has finished his second year of law school at the University of Arkansas; and Susan has finished her junior year at Ole Miss. Connie and I are still practicing law, but looking forward to retirement in several years.” Sam Moncure reports, “Tip and I are doing fine and enjoying an easy life here in Thailand. Despite the political turmoil, it is a very easy place to live. Last year was devoted to renovating houses, and we are now, thankfully, done. We split time between our house at the Phoenix Golf Club near Pattaya and a small house in a mountainous area about three and a half hours away, Khao Yai. Tip’s old hotel chain is giving very good rates to former managers, so we have been doing some travelling in Thailand this year, seeing places that I have never seen and, in some cases, places Tip has never been before either. We are just starting the rainy season, which means hot and humid weather. “We have no plans for a visit to the U.S. this year, but the 40th Reunion might be a good occasion for a visit next year. We came back last year but stayed in the Southwest U.S. It is time for a visit to the East, and it would be great to see classmates. How can it be 40 years? That is amazing! “The golf game is good at times, bad at times – what else is new? It is better than my Thai language ability, however, so it is good to have challenges remaining. I do a bit of consulting still for my old company and a smaller amount for another American company with whom I used to have some dealings, mostly in Korea but a bit in India and China, all the garden spots. It never works out to more than four-five days a

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month, which is great.” Nancy and Lee McLaughlin are grandparents! Joseph Hanley Sayers IV was born Aug. 25, 2008, to Beezie ’01 and her husband, Hanley. Life is grand! Lee ’03 is teaching at St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School in Alexandria, and Lock ’06 is a student at Virginia Commonwealth University. Ed Rutledge has been named Best Insurance Agent for 2009 by the Columbia Metropolitan magazine in South Carolina. David Clarke and Craig Stewart were seen hanging out with the old Old Boys from the Class of ’69 at their 40th Reunion in June. Put the weekend of June 11-12, 2010, on your calendar now for our 40th.

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Lucien Burnett ’71 escorting his daughter, Lindsey, at her wedding.

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Skip Fox (H) 434-293-6567 (O) 434-977-2597 cfox@mcguirewoods.com 40th Reunion: June 2011

Lucien Burnett writes that his oldest daughter, Lindsey, got married on April 18 in Florida. That is one down for him and two to go. Steve Roberts inquired about various people who lived on second Dalrymple his senior year, including John Braun and John Clark.

The Class of ’72’s Annual Fourth of July Golf Outing at the Blowing Rock Country Club, N.C. Left to right: Beau Wilson ’72, Scotty Farrar ’72, Pinkney Herbert ’72, Howell Morrison ’72, Sterling Kelly ’72, and Heath Alexander ’72. (Photo by Frances F. Wilson)

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Beau Wilson (H) 212-588-9363 (O) 212-603-6185 beau.wilson@smithbarney.com 40th Reunion: June 2012

Bruce Faurot ran into Jamie Mason ’73 at the new student orientation at Sewanee this past summer. Bruce’s daughter, Anna Carr, will be a freshman along with Jamie’s daughter at Sewanee this fall. Pinkney Herbert recently praised Charlie McKamy’s Captain Calabash’s Custom Coffee Roasts. Charlie has a variety of flavors to choose from and will ship to Old Boys. E-mail Charlie at captaincalabash@cox.net or chasmck@cox.net, or call him at 850-420-1544. Jim Burke’s oldest daughter,

Howell Morrison ’72 with his wife, Erwin, and daughter, Lilly. (Photo by Bill Swinford ’72)

Catherine, announced that she intended to marry a man named Dobbs from Atlanta. Recalling only one Dobbs from Atlanta, Jim immediately called classmate Vincent Dobbs to see if they were to become in-laws. But, alas, the Burke family is safe from the Chin’s irreverent personality! The Burke family wedding was in California on Aug. 8 and was attended by EHS alumni Taylor Burke III ’68, Jim Burke, Hunt

Burke ’75, Landon Burke ’77, John O. Goddin ’77, Maddy Burke ’04, Erin Burke ’05, Minnie Burke ’07, Andrew Harrison ’02, and Sarah Ravenel Dollens ’97, and current students Taylor Burke IV ’10, Jeannie Burke ’10, Ambler Goddin ’11, and Oliver Goddin ’13. Bill Swinford ran into Howell Morrison and his family, including his wife, Erwin, and daughter, Lilly, at St. Michael’s Parish in

Charleston, S.C., last May (see photo). Heath Alexander reports that his son, Heath Jr., is in the middle of his second tour of duty in Iraq as a member of the North Carolina Army National Guard. He will return to the States in early 2010, and, hopefully, then will be able to finish his last semester at UNC. Heath’s daughter, Kelsey, is a junior at UNC and just completed a summer working at Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah, where she had plenty of time for hiking, rock climbing, and totally destroying her car in a futile attempt to avoid a possum on the highway. Scotty Farrar finished his economic survey of the Midwest this past summer, and reports that occupancy is holding up in Las Vegas, tourists are still flocking to the Grand Canyon, and the White Sox have no hope of winning the American League title! But the view from Wrigley is still priceless! Dal Burton reports that his son, Dal Jr., is a senior at Kenyon College, where he is majoring in history and running the intrafraternity council (a scary thought); that his daughter, Adelaide, is a sophomore at the University of Richmond, where she is pre-med (something her old man could never have passed); son Hilliard is a junior at Westminster School, where he is playing tennis and trying to figure out where he wants to go to college; and James is in the eighth grade, and he is enjoying the life of a 13-year-old boy. And finally, Scotty Linder reports that his two sons were on DUTV on Labor Day weekend on the Outdoor Channel. They had filmed a duck hunting show with a friend of Scotty’s, Jared Brown, who is the host of DUTV. His oldest son, Trace, is a senior at the University of Florida (2009 BCS Football Champions, in case anyone had forgotten), and Scotty’s youngest son, Nick, is a sophomore at Santa Fe Community College. Banky Hipp marked a number of milestones this year: 30 years in banking in Atlanta, and turning 55 years old and contemplating

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retirement. Banky’s wife, Anne, is awaiting his return from his second round of real estate workouts! Meanwhile, his children are prospering. His oldest daughter, Heather, graduated from Emory Medical School and is doing her residency at Emory in reproductive endocrinology. His second daughter, Sarah, graduated from Georgetown in 2006 and is in Dallas with a real estate opportunity fund. And his youngest daughter, Mary, is a senior at Washington and Lee. In his free time, Bank is penning a book entitled “Tales from Egypt” and promises to protect the names of both the innocent and the guilty. Finally, Pat Stewart is still serving soup in a Roman Catholic kitchen in Edmonton, Alberta, but will return home to North Carolina in October for his mother’s 80th birthday.

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Porter Farrell (H) 817-732-4315 pfarrell@farrellcompany.com 40th Reunion: June 2013

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Bill Stokes (H) 919-493-7481 (O) 919-490-7141 billstokes972@yahoo.com and Gilliam Kittrell (H) 919-788-8171 (O) 919-876-7411 Gilliam3rd@aol.com 40th Reunion: June 2014

Reunion report from Bill (“Durham”) Stokes and Gilliam Kittrell: We had a great gathering for our 35th Reunion, and the following classmates attended: Gardner Britt, Nash Francis, Phil Glaize, Gilliam Kittrell, Bill Stokes (Durham), Tommy Vandeventer, and Graham White. Those of us (Farmer, Francis, Glaize, Kittrell, and Stokes) on the Reunion Committee really enjoyed the opportunity to phone/email (and Facebook!) around and catch up with a lot of you after many years.

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The Class of ’74 at their 35th Reunion.

Gardner Britt is looking very prosperous. He has seven sons, with the youngest a rising senior at Penn State. By my math, he is now about to pay the final of 28 years of college tuition! That, his new house out in the country, grandchildren, and his pretty wife all easily explain the perpetual grin he displays. Nash Francis “quit” after having two sons. Both are in college (one an EHS grad, Walker ’06). Nash is in the insurance business in Williamsburg and has been a loyal reunion attendee over the years. Phil Glaize has had three children graduate from EHS (Philip ’04, David ’07, and Lucy ’08). Phil has apple orchards out in Winchester, and it looks as though that life agrees with him! He is hot on Britt’s “tuition heels” if you add nine-plus EHS years to the 12 he’s looking at for college. Gilliam Kittrell has two sons (Bennett ’08 and Robert ’10), both attended(ing) EHS...one now at Clemson and the other a senior at EHS (also returning member of the 2008 undefeated soccer team!). Gilliam hasn’t changed a bit and is in the real estate business in Raleigh. If you are keeping count, that’s four Old Boys with 13 sons! But there’s more. Bill Stokes has a son with a year to go at EHS (Will ’10), and Tommy Vandeventer has two daughters at EHS this fall (Alexandra ’10 and Celeste ’13). Bill is married to Lucy Gardner (sister of fellow Old Boys Mark ’71 and Alston ’73). They also have a daughter who is three years

younger than their son, Will. Tommy let us in on a little known fact that he was a substantial contributor in writing the “Preppy Handbook” back in the ’80s. He was also surprised to be spotted by fellow classmate Kevin Kelly in a rural Tennessee liquor store. Old Boy networking at its finest. Bill and Tommy are both in the investment advisory business – Tommy in Manhattan and Bill in Durham, N.C. Graham White has three children (a son and daughter out of college, and a daughter at Brown). His son is fluent in Chinese! Graham is in the business of developing and operating parking decks all over the country. He lives near Cleveland and is in the quiet phase of raising money to convert the Hummel Learning Center (our “new library” back in 1974) into a parking deck. Stay tuned! “Honorary ’74 attendees” included Wells Goddin ’75 and John Watt ’75. Wells was able to join our class at dinner Friday night and has a very different insurance career (from Nash Francis) underway. It seems kind of classified, so you’ll have to ask him. John Watt ’75 is a teacher at the Friends School in Baltimore. We were honored to have them join us at various events over the weekend. Another name familiar to you in our reunion is Paul Mengel ’73. Paul leads an excellent blue grass band with a regular gig in Old Town. The band is called City Farm, and you will be glad you took the effort to look them up when you are in Alexandria!

That wraps up the brief news on those in attendance at the reunion. We will continue in the next issue with news from others we’ve contacted and were unable to attend. Now, some of you may have missed our calls or overlooked the chance to call back. We intend to be more conscientious in reporting the news of our class and somewhere in our studies at EHS, we were sure to have learned that nature abhors a vacuum. Your class correspondents may be tempted to create news for those of you who may be too busy to follow up on our messages. We’ll let the class readership discern fact from fantasy!

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Hunt Burke (H) 703-768-1705 (O) 703-684-1645 huntandmolly@verizon.net and Willie Moncure (H) 703-836-2596 (O) 703-836-9755 wmoncure@scottstringfellow.com 35th Reunion: June 11-12, 2010

Dave Eggers is now the mayor of Dunedin, Fla., a town in the Tampa area. He was featured in an article in the Dunedin Beacon.

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Boota deButts (H) 703-998-1487 (O) 703-933-4092 whd@episcopalhighschool.org 35th Reunion: June 2011

Sometimes all it takes is to just make the “ask”! Where should I start, with Ab Boxley? The big surprise is that he is still in Roanoke and running Boxley Materials. He has five kids! Didn’t he room with Howard Smith? What’s with these guys?! Here is the rundown on the Boxley clan. Buck (20) is a junior at Boston University, Sam (13) is in seventh grade, Joe (10) is in fifth grade, Charlie (8) is in third grade, and the Princess Sallie (3), bless her soul, is pre-whatever, and according to Ab, rules the roost! What was wife Julie thinking when she got herself caught up with this guy? Ab claims he has a place at

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Figure Eight Island, but I’ve never been invited there. He claims to see Willie T. Mitchener down there and supposedly a bunch of reprobates from the Class of 1975, Wells Goddin, Herrick Higgins, Willie Moncure, Rob Saunders, and David Jones dropped in unexpectedly. I think they were all there for a prayer meeting. Now, one interesting piece of news was that he said there was a George Cornelson sighting at a youth lacrosse tournament last spring. George has a son at The Hill School. Darn, our loss! I was in Stonington, Conn., over the Fourth of July visiting my sister-in-law and paid a visit to our class sailing celebrity, Clay Burkhalter. I really don’t get this sailing for days and even weeks on end with at the most two hours of uninterrupted sleep in a boat the length of a large pick-up truck in water that is deep, dark, and rough. He just won some race from Bermuda to Newport and back or something like that. It’s a big deal! Clay has branched out and has opened a great restaurant with his brother-in-law in Stonington called The Dog Watch Café right on the water. Worth a visit! I’ve got to put this material in, even though Larry VanMeter is bordering on overexposure like Barack Obama. I am seriously questioning whether or not he is employed, because he spends an awful lot of time here on the Holy Hill watching his son J.T. ’10 play sports. Well, Episcopal’s varsity football team had its first game of the season this past Friday, and J.T. plays both ways. Near the end of the first half, my son Hunter ’10 lofts up a pass into the end zone, and J.T. makes a spectacular catch in the corner of the end zone for a touchdown! Where was Larry? He was at the game but at the other end and missed the first VanMeter family touchdown since 1943!! Alex Liu was recently sighted on the East Coast at an exclusive Adirondack enclave. That is all I have on him except a group photo, which seemed to show that he had shed most of his college rugby

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weight as well as most of his hair! I keep reading articles about John Lee Hopkins and his architecture firm. I am a closet HGTV watcher and subscribe to Architectural Digest and other related magazines. Not surprisingly, he is doing some really nice stuff in Hotlanta! Lee MacIlwinen writes that life is good. After having spent some time on the West Coast working for a Silicon Valley start up, Lee returned to Columbia, S.C., with his wife, Tai. “We’re expecting baby No. 2 in November – another boy! Our son, Jack, just turned 3 and keeps his mom and me busy playing ball and running around all day long. This summer Tai and I were able to squeeze in a vacation to Barbados and enjoy some R&R before things get busier around our house with a new baby. My oldest son is now a junior in college, and my daughter is finishing up her last year in graduate school. At work, I just moved into a new position to head up business development for one of CA’s product divisions [he’s been with CA for three years]. It’s been a challenging year for technology companies like CA, but we’re doing well and the job is fun.” I’m getting a little concerned about my classmates and their young children, especially when they have grown-up ones! I know in my household, besides being a medical miracle, there would be a lot of finger pointing. I guess it will keep them young, right Lee?! I heard from Frank Greenbaum. Frank is still in the Baltimore area spending most of his

time either coaching or watching his 12-year-old daughter play sports. Sounds familiar! He provided some news about Captain/ Farmer Gaylord Clark. According to Frank, and that in itself is a questionable source, Gaylord’s business seems to be going okay. He sells Alaskan salmon that he catches on the west coast and freezes/smokes them for sale. He makes a wonderful salmon paté and homemade crackers! He has also been raising chickens, turkeys, and eggs. I believe that Gaylord actually lives in Maryland, so I am unclear how he handles his bi-coastal business, or maybe he is just wintering in the Bering Sea. Most people prefer Florida, but not Gaylord. Jim Brown is enjoying the good life down on the farm outside of Lexington, Va., with his wife, Toni. Jim runs a conservationminded real estate firm in the area. He has two daughters, one of which he claims had a wedding this past summer befitting royalty. His other daughter is in college. Jim says he continues to play the guitar and Dobro in several bluegrass and singer-songwriter groups and, when he has the time, pursues his passion for photography. He invites anyone who is in the area to look him up. One of the neat things about this year is that Georg Schaefer’s daughter, Theresa ’12, is spending one year here at Episcopal. She is a tenth grader and a real superstar! Georg and his wife, Vera, live in Munich, and Georg is a big deal with BMW. He can get you a nice

beemer cheaply. E-mail him at Georg.Schaefer@bmw.de. Mine is on the way! Do you remember John Adams? Well, John lives in Beaufort, S.C., and has a lovely daughter, Mary ’11, an 11th grader here at Episcopal, and one at Wake Forest. Surprise, surprise, he also has an 18-month-old child and another on the way. They will be in the classes of 2026 and 2028 respectively! And he is a urologist. Finally, I heard from Fred Garth, who continues to live a charmed life. It started when he decided to graduate with our class instead of 1975. Most of the smart ones in that class graduated with us! Fred still lives in Perdido Key, Fla., with his lovely wife of 20 years, Blair, and his two fabulous daughters Teal (13) and Adia (9). He unabashedly plugged his second novel, “A Good Day to Live.” It should be on The New York Times bestseller list by the time you read this! He claims that although they live in Florida, they seem to spend more and more time at their place in Mt. Crested Butte in Colorado. Sounds nice. My family goes to Mineral, Va., more and more, so there! That’s it from the Holy Hill. Don’t forget to drop by my office the next time you are on campus. Anyone from the Legendary Class of 1976 is always welcomed.

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John Baicy (H) 336-774-8086 (O) 336-722-7768 jbaicy@ImmediaPrint.com 35th Reunion: June 2012

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Jim Clardy (H) 704-332-4195 (O) 704-339-2015 Jim_ClardyJr@ml.com 35th Reunion: June 2013

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Bill Hughes (H) 203-861-1641 hughesbill@aol.com 35th Reunion: June 2014

I have always had this unnatural attraction to country music. My love affair actually dates back to my early years at The High School. Between the country music force feeding from seniors such as Willie T. Mitchener from the Class of ’76, Dave “Prince” Warren, Jack Schutte, Fish Crawford ’76, Jeb Firth, and Fetzer Mills ’78 from the Class of ’77, and my classmates Oscar Nelson and Ward Whitfield, I was a little uncomfortable twotiming with the likes of Barry White and Jay and the Techniques. Not to take anything from “My First, My Last, My Everything” and “Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie,” but you have to appreciate country music song titles such as, “From the Gutter to You is Not Up” or “If I’d Killed You When I Wanted To, I’d Be Out By Now,” and “Forever for Us Wasn’t Nearly as Long as We Planned.” And then there is “She Took Everything But The Blame” and “You’re The Reason Our Children Are Ugly.” But one of my all-time favorites is “My Wife Ran Off With My Best Friend, and I Miss Him.” Driving down to the 30th Reunion last June, I decided to try out some new country music and stumbled across Tim McGraw’s “The Next 30 Years.” How fitting, I thought, and within seconds of the first words I was hooked. For the next five hours, and despite the non-stop squealing and begging from Edwin Rasberry to make it stop, I played that song all the way to Berkeley Dorm. Non-stop and without any interruption, just like I did 30 years ago at the Zeta Psi house when the Gap Band came out with “Don’t Burn Rubber On Me,” which as I recall also drove young Eddie insane and to tears. The lyrics are fairly simple – “I think I’ll take a moment, celebrate my age / The ending of an era and the turning of a page / Now it’s time to focus in on where I go

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The Class of ’79 at their 30th Reunion.

from here / Lord have mercy on my next 30 years” – but I have come to know now that 30 years is now the new 20 in the same way that fat is the new thin. In fact, I am convinced that almost everything that matters happens after the first 30 years. You see, after 30 years, we drop our daughters and sons off at Episcopal. We start thinking about spending less time at work and more time on vacation. And we go back more often and reconnect with the people that we grew up with 30 years ago. The Class of ’79 showed extremely well at our 30th Reunion. Martin Cornelson demonstrated tremendous leadership, initiative, and drive bringing back our class. If he is half as successful in business as he was getting us back, he will retire very well. Andy Woolman and Dan Sapp made it all the way from California to be here. More importantly, Andy Woolman brought his daughter and showed up to remind everyone that he was Steve Austin – better, stronger, faster than everybody at anything. He won the 5K, upsetting the tenacious Jim Chesson. He played lacrosse non-stop for 90 minutes and then went on to play soccer (sorry about the cheap shot, by the way). Andy is better than he ever was. Dan Sapp is not doing half bad either. He brought his wife and two boys and is still in great shape and as smart as ever. I had the privilege of spending time with Dan earlier at a friend’s 30 plus 20 birthday. All good. C.J. Thomas and Brooks Barwick came out to play as well. C.J.

has two kids at EHS (Colin ’11 and Marie ’13), and Brooks has a son (Brooks ’12), who is a sophomore. I had forgotten, and you would never hear this from Brooks, but the last time UNC beat Virginia at Virginia was in 1983, after Brooks kicked the winning field goal with zero time left on the clock. Amazing, and somehow I had glossed over it all this years. Pro-daddy Spruill made it back, and I learned that between the 25th and the 30th Reunions, some upstart punk stole his record. I know it was the new, fast track that dropped your record – not that young man. Pro said that he would come back and get it back, and I sort of believe him. Quintie Smith came back – all the way from Myrtle Beach – and brought his daughter. David Maybank also was here from Charleston, S.C., but left before the festivities on Saturday. Gun-packing FBI agent Scott Williams traveled from Kansas City (I think, although he said he is moving again) to be here and again brought his wife. John Marshall is still doctoring in one of the hardest areas of that business. Every time I see John, he gets more impressive. I don’t know how he does what he does, but clearly he has to be one of the best in his profession. Matt Hogans came back and brought his family. But how did his hair get so gray – no, not gray, white; Santa Claus white. We were talking about something – I can’t remember what – because I could not focus as all I could do was blankly stare at his head and mumble “yes

sir” and “no sir” as if he were my grandfather. Speaking of grandfathers, Frank Holding, the smartest and most successful person from our class, came back. People use to say that Frank was born with wingtips on his feet, and I can see that. But the more time you spend with Frank, you find out what a generous, thoughtful, and actually funny person he is and always has been. Bailey Patrick – who along with Don Williams ’80, helped my daughter, Chase ’12, get into Episcopal – and I had drinks with Frank before the event and had a blast. True to form, Bailey crashed a wedding and was photographed with the bride. As I was leaving, I heard the bride say that she may have made a mistake and hoped that her new husband will turn out like Bailey. Regular reunion attendee and former bunkmate Chip Craighill showed up. He is still grinding away in commercial real estate, splitting time at the College of the South and Atlanta. And he is still an awesome person. Marsh Pierce, another reunion regular and driving force, showed up. Unfortunately, the last thing I remember saying to him was that I was sorry that we did not get to spend more time together. I did not see Mike Ammons, Ed Brown, or Rodney Rice. Jack Sayler was going to come up, but he was cross-checked at the last minute. Jack is, and continues to be, one of the funniest people you will ever meet. It had been 30 years since Peter Getzen, in Nelson McDaniel’s words, had “come home.” It was just long enough for me to forget just how smart, relevant, and genuine he is. And despite the long time since I had last seen Peter, I left the reunion hoping that I see more of him, and the rest of the Class of ’79, during and throughout the next 30 years.

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Staige Hoffman (H) 813-287-9887 (O) 813-781-3184 staigehoffman1@aol.com

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Seward Totty (H) 859-268-8673 (O) 859-514-6434 stotty@insightbb.com

30th Reunion: June 11-12, 2010

Hello. I hope all is well with everyone. Please take the time to update your contact information via the Web or over the phone with The High School in order to make sure that your contact information is current and up to date. We will be receiving information soon regarding our 30th Reunion to be held on June 11-12, 2010 – yes, I did say 30th. I heard from the following Old Boy classmates: Greg Green, George Ibrahim, Nick Landi, Pierre Manigault, and David White. David White writes, “I have published a third book, titled ‘A Man of Character,’ about an inner-city Los Angeles basketball coach, who tries to build a program from scratch. It is a fictional piece but based on my reporter’s coverage of basketball in innercity Birmingham and particularly a coach named William ‘Cap’ Brown, who was an inspiration to so many kids in the city. You can get it on Amazon.com. I have a fourth book, titled ‘A Stroke of Genius,’ coming out in the spring.” (David, I hope my punctuation is correct or at least you can see my attempt.) Greg Green writes, “Got your EHS e-mail about the reunion. I hope to be there, as well as many others. I am living on the Outer Banks of North Carolina now selling real estate at a snail’s pace these days at www.landandsearealty.com. I have been managing/waiting tables at a very popular restaurant called Pamlico Jack’s Pirate Hideaway in Nags Head. For the past 10 years, I have also been a federal agent with FEMA, which has been most of my income recently due to the amount of disasters and such that we have incurred. Times are okay. I am still single.” George Ibrahim writes, “Great to hear from you. You have the correct e-mail obviously. I have

30th Reunion: June 2011

The Taylor family had a mini-EHS reunion in Burlington, N.C., on June 21 with (left to right) Clayton Simon, Crystal Taylor-Simon ’96, Martiez Taylor ’91, Alyce Marie Taylor (Class of 2027), Deirdra Taylor, and Juergen Taylor ’81.

two girls (Taylor ’10 and Khoury ’10), who are seniors at The High School. I am hanging out in Asheville, having practiced urology for 15 years, and now am a wine distributor. I have a son, George, who is at Christ School in Arden, N.C., where he is a thirdyear boarder now in 10th grade.” Nick Landi writes, “I hope all is well with you. My year is busy. I opened an Edward Jones office this summer. (I have been with them for two years.) My son is a senior at UNCG and my daughter is a sophomore at N.C. State University. I do see Hamilton Baird one to two times a month, and he and I rode (with my wife, Tracy) up to the Woodberry game. I am looking forward to the 30th Reunion, and if I can help, let me know. Take care. I hope to see you next summer.” Pierre Manigault reports, “Hope and trust you’re well. I’m still in Charleston, with a million other Old Boys. Two daughters: India (11) and Gigi (8). Lights of my life! Remarried after five years divorced. Kris Brewer’s her name. We were married April 25 of this year and spent the summer honeymooning in Africa, Holland, Costa Rica, and New England. Travel bug kind of bit us. I’m still chairman of Evening Post Publishing Co., our family-controlled media biz. I also own and publish, independently, Garden and Gun magazine, a celebration of Southern culture. Hope you get it! If

Juergen Taylor reports, “Deirdra and I announce the birth of our daughter, Alyce Marie Taylor, on April 7, 2009, shortly after celebrating our first wedding anniversary on April 2, 2009. (See photos.)

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Dave Coombs (O) 804-934-4707 david.c.coombs@sprint.com 30th Reunion: June 2012

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Frank Vasquez (O) 888-343-6245 Ext 5249 frank.vasquez@tabs.toshiba.com 30th Reunion: June 2013

Alyce Marie Taylor is the daughter of Deirdra and Juergen Taylor ’81. She plans to be in the Class of 2027 at EHS.

not, do. I catch up with the usual EHS suspects whenever possible: Fran, Gilly, Moultrie, Buist, Wilson, Grimball, Ingle, Allston Moore ’83, etc. The economy stinks and I’m getting grey ... Otherwise, life is grand.” Jeff Flynn says, “All’s well in Baltimore. Just trying to manage (or at least my wife is) two knucklehead ADD teenagers. We spent some time on Martha’s Vineyard this summer with T Bird and his bride, Dianna. I see Todd Gray ’82 every now and then, when I’m looking for a good meal after work in D.C. It would be fun to get a good crowd for the 30th Reunion!” Thanks to you five for responding and sending in some news. It is always nice to hear from everyone. Please make an attempt to get some news to me or the Alumni Office so that I can include the information in an

North Carolina State’s head wrestling coach, Carter Jordan, coached a 2008-09 NCAA national champion. Darrion Caldwell, of the 149-pound weight class, won the championship in an 11-6 decision over Iowa’s top-seeded Brent Metcalf on March 21. Also, Caldwell was named the 2009 NCAA Most Outstanding Wrestler.

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Sam Froelich (H) 336-288-5711 (O) 336-883-7800 samfroelich@aol.com 30th Reunion: June 2014

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Clint McCotter (H) 843-568-0282 dcmccotter@yahoo.com 25th Reunion: June 11-12, 2010

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Worth Williamson (H) 864-421-9089 (O) 800-354-4205 wwilliamson@tsihealthcare.com 25th Reunion: June 2011

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David Haddock (H) 703-403-8760 (O) 703-854-0334 dshotr@yahoo.com 25th Reunion: June 2012

Steve Hagenlock and his wife, Drake, made it out to Aspen three times this year, and loved it. See the picture of Steve and Drake from their summer trip. Scot Millen reports that he is still in Maryland, working as a financial advisor, coaching 3- and 4-year-old soccer sprites, and loving life. Here is a photo from his summer vacation in Troy, N.H. Daddy milking a cow with 3-yearold daughter Lexa (future EHS Class of 2024). Mason Pope reports that the Popes welcomed their third child recently, August Conrad Addison Pope. In addition, Mason Jr. learned to catch his first rattlesnake this past weekend. Hampton Nager and his wife, Leigh, had their first child, Charles Hirst Nager, on Aug. 1. Clay Witt got married on June 6, to the former Kelly Marie Howard.

Several sons and grandsons of former EHS headmasters attended Reunion ’09. Left to right: Ian Williams ’84, grandson of Richard P. Williams; Rob Hoxton ’84, grandson of Flick Hoxton ’35; Garth Ainslie ’84, son of Sandy Ainslie ’56; and David Williams ’69, son of Richard P. Williams.

The Class of ’84 at their 25th Reunion. Maria and Saint Pollard ’89 with their daughter, Evelyn.

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Will Burdell (H) 912-638-1790 (O) 912-638-3611 WillBurdell@seaisland.com 25th Reunion: June 2013

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William Townsend (H) 919-664-8401 townsendjk@earthlink.net 25th Reunion: June 2014

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Zan Banks (H) 404-252-7848 (O) 770-290-1540 william_banks@danka.com 20th Reunion: June 11-12, 2010

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Will Coxe (O) 803-404-0984 williamcoxe@yahoo.com 20th Reunion: June 2011

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Scot Millen ’87 teaching his daughter, Lexa, how to milk a cow.

Clay Witt ’87 with his wife, Kelly, and their dog, Agnes.

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Cal Evans (H) 706-355-3923 (O) 706-425-3444 hotcarlevans@gmail.com 20th Reunion: June 2012

Greetings from Athens, Ga., where I and the rest of the local populace are reeling from the Bulldogs’ stunning loss to Oklahoma State. Hopefully, by the time this is published, we will have rectified our situation, but I digress. Lots of

Drake and Steve Hagenlock ’87

news this quarter. Matt Lawson is getting married on Nov.14 to Shana Preve, so best of luck on the nuptials. If anyone is out in San Francisco in the near future, give Matt a ring. Zack Rodman is calling D.C. his home these days, but he and his wife, Rachel, found time to visit Rome recently. While at the Coliseum (see photo) he gave Mike McCabe the thumbs down for not sending in any material for the class notes.

Abbitt Goodwin and his wife, Elizabeth, just had their third child, Rex Trolle Goodwin, the third in his brood, born on June 22. I’m kidding – the child’s name is David Grayson Gray Goodwin. Another Goodwin male – cover your ears, Andrew Baird ’91! EHS legend and devout Skins fan Willy Clark and wife Katie welcomed the birth of son Harrison Dunning Clark on July 16 in Washington, D.C., named after the great EHS athlete Harrison Thurston ’93 (not really, it’s his great-granddad’s name). Check out the picture of him with his big sis, Isabel. Knowing his daddy, I predict great things for the boy with a sister that is three years older! Steve Bierman is still in Moscow writing for Bloomberg and proudly announces that his wife, Olga, is pregnant with baby No. 2. I cannot wait to see the family

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pics, one of which will surely be entitled Whiskey and Russki. A shout out to Caroline – hope all is well with you and Jim! Kellam Warren chimed in to say that he and his family are doing very well in Chapel Hill; he has recently been made a partner at his law firm and is spending all of his free time on his boat, Shenanigans. I still can’t figure out if that name was a joke or not. The best ones are like that! Although not Class of ’92 news, Saint Pollard ’89 and his lovely wife (and great friend of mine), Maria, welcomed a daughter, Evelyn Crosby Pollard, born on Aug. 31 (see photo). Best of luck to you guys! Will Merritt has wrapped up his tenure at M.D. Anderson in Houston and reports that his family has settled back in the South in Columbia, S.C. He saw Flynn Jarrett ’93 in Amelia Island, Fla., in July and played a little golf. Will is doing well, and he and his wife are enjoying the parent life with their two kids. Here is his contact info for anyone living in the area or passing through: 1518 Wyndham Road, Columbia, SC 29205, 803-467-4569 (cell), willmerritt@ hotmail.com. Katie and Clark Gallivan are proud to announce the birth of their fourth son, Graham Walter Gallivan, on Jan. 29, 2009. Gray Jackson writes, “Elizabeth and I are proud parents of a new daughter, Virginia Troutman Jackson. She was born June 9, 2009. Virginia was welcomed home by her big brother, Sam (4). Keep sending the news in and keep in touch. I recently moved myself, so if you happen by Athens this fall, drop me a line.

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Don Pocock (H) 336-917-5908 (O) 336-774-3300 donald.pocock@nelsonmullins.com 20th Reunion: June 2013

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The Class of ’89 at their 20th Reunion.

Harrison and Isabel Clark are the children of Katie and Willy Clark ’92.

Rachel and Zack Rodman ’92 in Rome.

Eleanor Holland Pocock, the daughter of Lynn and Don Pocock ’93, was born on April 17.

Bates Eastland McCluer, son of Stuart and Lane Eastland McCluer ’94, was born on March 31.

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hopes to be at the next reunion. Geoff Kane is sorry to have missed everyone at the reunion. He and his wife, Jaime, are doing okay and will have some more news later this year. Katie Adler MacInnes also is sorry they missed the reunion! She and her husband, Alex, had a baby boy on Valentine’s Day. His name is Shepherd “Shep” MacInnes. Katie has a jewelry company called Adler Grier. Check out her busi-

Emily Breinig (H) 602-288-9168 (O) 214-234-4242 fletchee@hotmail.com 20th Reunion: June 2014

Lane Eastland McCluer shares that she and Stuart added another baby to the family March 31, 2009: Bates Eastland McCluer (see picture). He was welcomed with love and excitement by his sisters Margaret (3) and Lillian (6). Lane

ness at www.adlergrier.com. Ashby Brunson Mims wrote, “I am expecting baby No. 2 in early November; in the meantime, baby No.1 keeps me busy. I am sorry we missed out on the reunion this year, but truly hope to make the next one.” Will Brooks reported that they had their second son, Carter Allen Brooks, on July 28. They are back to sleepless nights again, but everyone is doing great (see picture). Jen Pohanka Nierle and Kevin Nierle ’93 are still in the Greensboro, N.C., area with their daughters and are doing well. Jen is doing the Breast Cancer threeday walk this fall. Augusta Brown Holland could not make the reunion as she was pregnant with twins and limited in her travel. Chapman Stewart lives in Colorado and could not make the reunion, because he is a jetsetter with work (Mountain Hardwear) and was on a whirlwind trip to Arkansas. Aladdin Freeman still works at ESPN and couldn’t get back, because he had the tough job of covering the French Open during the Reunion Weekend and saw Federer break the record held by Sampras. Reunion Updates: The following are those that made it to some part of our 15th Reunion (I apologize in advance if I missed anyone, but blame it on pregnancy forgetfulness if so): Allison Priebe Brooks, David Dansby and Bettie Antrim Dansby ’99, Amy Fannon, Jon Lohr, Beverley Logan McCaskill, Molly Gummere Sinclair and husband, Scott Woodard and wife, Brooks DuBose, Page Sands, Chris Lanigan, Chris Crigger, Lee Reese, and Chris Bloor. Ebie DuPont ’95 and Franklin (aka Mary) Boyd ’95 also hung out with us Friday night at the Fannons’ house and for the First 48 lunch. Amy is living in Alexandria and teaching at a Montessori school. Beverley and family live in Charlottesville, and she is still passionate about Latin. Brooks lives in Charleston,

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S.C., and is still very much into the music scene with his band. Page lives in Maryland and does Web design/marketing (I think). Chris Lanigan is still very tall (see picture with Fannon and Bev) and does hedge fund management. He and Jon Lohr both live in the Atlanta area. The Lohrs are expecting their first child in November. Chris Crigger and Becky McDaniel Crigger ’95 live in Williamsburg with their two daughters. Chris Bloor lives in Maryland and is an engineer or in the medical research field, I think. Lee Reese lives in Delaware. Priebe lives in the D.C. area and has her own jewelry business. Ryan and Molly Gummere Sinclair have a daughter, Emma, who was 6 months old in June. The Dansbys live in the D.C. area, too, where I think he is a lawyer (I could be lying) and is studying for the CFA exam. Patrick and I are getting settled in Dallas and are expecting our first child, a son, in November. Look us up if you are in the area! It was so awesome to see everyone in June. We missed those who couldn’t be there, but had a very amusing group and a great time! More pics on my Facebook page. Take care, Emily/Fletch

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The Class of ’94 at their 15th Reunion.

Beverley Logan McCaskill ’94 (left) and Amy Fannon ’94 were glad to see Chris Lanigan ’94 at the Class of ’94’s 15th Reunion.

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Helen Wells (H) 910-763-9279 helenlwells@ec.rr.com and Bill Goodwin (H) 919-280-2799 bill@adambryce.com 15th Reunion: June 11-12, 2010

Hello, classmates – I hope you had a great summer! Mark your calendars for our 15th Reunion next June! Don’t forget to join our Facebook page – EHS Class of ’95. On to news… McLean and John Hooff ’s son, John Carlyle Herbert Hooff IV, was born on May 28. He weighed 8 pounds and 13 ounces, and they are calling him “Brodie.” Harrison Finney writes, “Melinda, Abbie, Harrison III (aka Little Man) welcomed Benjamin

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Jennifer Cochran Mastracco ’95 and James Mastracco ’94 welcomed Felix James Mastracco to their family on March 31.

Edward Finney into the family on March 23. I slept through most of the labor. When I woke up at 4:45 a.m., Melinda had been in labor for a few hours. I proceeded to do some work, then tried to get her in the car. Long story short, we arrived at the hospital at 6:00 a.m.

William Brooks is happy to have a baby brother, Carter Allen Brooks. William and Carter are the children of DeShea and Will Brooks ’94.

She was hauled up to the delivery room. I parked the car, then got lost in the hospital. When I finally found someone to help me, she was the least concerned, slowest human being I have ever met. (Think McDonald’s when the manager is not there.) I finally got to the delivery room, and we had our new son at 6:37 a.m. Needless to say, there were no drugs involved for this delivery. Benjamin weighed 9 pounds and 2 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.” Michael Harrington had a second baby on July 25. George was 10 days late and weighed in at 9 pounds and 2 ounces and was 21.6 inches long. He and his entire family are doing great. Big sister Mia is handling her new role beautifully. Janie Mebane Mobley reports, “Joe and I are moving to Weston, Fla., next June after he finishes his urology residency here in Knox-

ville. It’s a one-year fellowship and then who knows where we’ll be for good. We are expecting baby No. 2 in February, and my sister, Catharine Mebane Sturtevant, is due three days after me!” James Mastracco ’94 and Jennifer Cochran Mastracco’s son, Felix James Mastracco, was born March 31. They are still in Los Angeles. Brad Burleson says, “I’m still in Birmingham practicing law. Have two kids (Thatcher is almost 4, and Gray just turned 2). I see T.J. Wilt on a pretty regular basis – we played in a golf tournament together in Nashville earlier this summer. He has three boys, all are doing well. Haskell Dickinson recently had twin girls. That puts them up to four (insane). I’m looking forward to seeing Haskell, Ward, Carlini, Cam, Nakleh, etc., at our 10th college reunion this fall.” Kim Zenz writes, “I’ve been keeping busy splitting my time between McLean, Va., and Moscow (and trying to renovate places in both simultaneously). Other than that, not much is new. I’m still investigating cyber crime (and increasingly interested in politically and personally motivated attacks), still traveling (I am in Moscow at the moment recovering from Guca festival in Serbia), and still playing low-goal polo in Maryland when I’m in the D.C. area. This February I will climb Mount Kilimanjaro. That should be fun.” Chip Edwards reports, “Audrey and I had our second son, Bennett Nicholas, on March 14. At 8 pounds and 11 ounces, he could be the Maroon’s next offensive tackle in 16 years. Lane is having a blast being the big brother. Audrey and I just got back from a much needed get-a-way to New Orleans. Very fun! Hope to see everyone at our 15th Reunion, if not The Game.” Eliza Hoffman Brewer just had a second boy, Benjamin Hurt Brewer, born Aug. 11. John Scott and Katie Rose Trotter just had a baby girl, Frances “Rose” Trotter, born late July.

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Randy Shelley (H) 843-346-7950 (O) 843-577-3396 randyshelley@hotmail.com 15th Reunion: June 2011

Hello, Class of ’96! I have good news, and I have bad news. The good news is that I am going to be your new class correspondent (evidently, marriage, parenthood, and job security are more important to Garland and Brentt than making time for the alumni magazine.) The bad news is that Garland still wants to hang around and help. Class of ’96, I hope you’ve got your shoes tied, because this is going to knock your socks off. I’ve traded in my sea legs for a pair of hiking boots. I left the trail of brilliance of my tenure in Charleston behind me and relocated to the mountains of Western North Carolina. I took a job in the editorial department at WNC Magazine in Asheville. I’ve also elected to return to school in Montreat in pursuit of an increasingly unlikely career path. I’m getting certified to teach elementary school. Moving has never been one of my favorite activities. As a matter of fact, I’d rank it somewhere between watching “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” and getting a root canal at the DMV. I spent most of the moving process trying to figure out how to never have to do it again. In the end, it was all worth it and the change of scenery was long overdue. When I sat down to sort of map out the class notes, I had three columns. The first was titled “Just Married,” the second “Babies,” and finally the last one was simply named “Me.” As you will soon read, lots of your classmates have gotten married, and even more of them are having children. I’ll start with our valedictorian, Garland Lynn. Garland and his bride, Jacquelin, have a new baby boy, Garland Jr. At first the Lynns had some trouble settling on a name, but when Garland discovered that he could refer to the child simply as “Junior,” it was a no-brainer. Since graduation, Gar-

EHS friends gathered to celebrate the wedding of Jane Pope ’96 and Tyler Cooper. Front row, left to right: Jennings Morrow ’97, Courtney Gunter Rowson ’95, Elizabeth Pope ’03, Alston Armfield ’05, Randy Shelley ’96, Laura Morton Michau ’96, Jane Pope Cooper ’96, Tyler Cooper, Katie Rose Trotter ’95, Tom Pope ’64, Dabney Mercer ’96, and Carter Hancock ’97; second row: Henry Cleveland ’96, Dan Batten ’94, Shep Rose ’97, Ashley Robinson ’95, Anne Tate ’95, Temple Forsyth Basham ’96, and Meg Furlow Parker ’96.

Sarah Stepp and Menard Doswell ’96

Crisette Taylor-Simon, born Aug. 21, is the daughter of Clayton and Crystal Taylor-Simon ’96.

When Menard Doswell ’96 married Sarah Stepp in Blufton, S.C., EHS friends and family were on hand for the festivities. Front row, left to right: James Rizzo ’96, John Hooff ’95, Robert Train ’63, Menard Doswell V ’96, Menard Doswell IV ’62, Randy Shelley ’96, Brian Knutson ’96, and Thomas Beckner ’96; back row: Squinch Goodwin ’64, Andy Smith ’96, Howdie Goodwin, Jr. ’62, Joel Bunn ’95, Luke Zehner ’96, Garland Lynn ’96, Kent Lowry ’96, Van MacNair ’62, Gray MacNair King ’96, and Stan Lawrence ’62. Not Pictured: George Logan ’63 and Lang Gibson ’59.

land has become quite the NASCAR enthusiast, and he has been fighting with his wife tooth and nail to let him hang a full-length poster of Dale Earnhardt, Jr. in their living room. As we all know, nothing ties the room together like a redneck. Congrats on the boy, G! Well ’96, still no word from C. Graham. I honestly thought about Photoshopping his senior picture onto the back of a milk carton to submit to the class notes. Cameron, please write or call with news from your life. At one point I heard you were in dental school and at another it was rumored that you were living in Hawaii. Perhaps

both are true. Last February, I had the pleasure of catching up with some West Coast “Old Kids” in Lake Tahoe for my birthday. Andy Smith, Brentt Brown, former Head Cheerleader Luke Zehner, and their lovely wives share a fabulous cabin there in the winter. Laura Morton Michau and her husband, Court, joined us from Santa Barbara, Calif. Several things were abundantly clear to me during this trip – it is extremely difficult to share an air mattress with a Saint Bernard; I wear a size 4 in women’s ski pants; I belong on either the bunny slopes or in the

Garland Lynn, Jr. is the son of Jacquelin and Garland Lynn ’96.

bar of the ski lodge; and I really miss seeing these folks on a regular basis. Everyone quickly reverted to a high school maturity level (Laura was even making prank phone calls from her handheld Verizon Wireless Blackberry.) In more recent news with that crowd, Andy and his wife, Amy, are expecting a baby girl in October. Congrats, cuz! Brentt was in a nasty bicycle accident and separated his shoulder but is recovering nicely. You can read more about Brentt on his Friendster page. Luke spent his summer in Paris doing an advertising internship. In his free time, Z was spotted in his beret spanning the Parisian countryside on a never-ending search

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for BBQ sauce. Jane Pope and Tyler Cooper were married on Dec. 6, 2008, in Newberry, S.C. EHS alumni from the early to late ’90s were there for the lavish affair. The Popes hosted one of the nicest receptions I’ve ever been to. The length of B. Reeves ’95’s tie alone made the party a hit. Jane and Tyler have moved to New York City, where Tyler is in graduate school at Columbia and Jane’s jewelry continues to thrive in the fashion world. Menard Doswell married Sarah Stepp on June 20 in Blufton, S.C. The weather felt more like we were in Ecuador. The Inn at Palmetto Bluff is, perhaps, the nicest place I’ve ever stayed. I’m terminally committed to low standards, so I’m easily impressed, but I don’t think I was the only one in attendance who was overwhelmed by the luxury and atmosphere at this place. The weekend provided a lot of laughs. Menard was well behaved, but poorly chaperoned. It probably had something to do with the absence of a lot of alumni wives. Hansell Watt and his wife, Kathryn, recently welcomed Charles Coleman Watt (Charlie) into the world. He added that it’s been a lot of fun, even though he was working on about eight hours of sleep over a three-day period. Hansell mentioned that Evan Remmes and Lexa Sibley Remmes ’97 are expecting a boy soon as well. Congratulations to all! Landon Anderson is living in New Orleans with his wife, Susan, and their bulldog, Okra. He says that he’s been busy working as the project architect for a new green movie studio, Second Line Stages. Lanny also mentioned that he has to change shirts four times a day because of the humidity down in the bayou. With the aid of his Bluetooth earpiece, Henry Cleveland called in an update from his tennis club in Charleston. He and Dan Batten ’94 were knocking back a few vodka gimlets in between sets and soaking up some Low Country sunshine when they called to invite

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me on a shark fishing excursion, which of course never took place. EHS power couple Brian and Sarah Akridge Knutson are busy raising future PGA champion Jack Knutson. From the pictures I’ve seen, young Jack seems to have a firm grip on his putting game. The Knutsons are doing well, not far from their old stomping grounds at EHS. Also, Brian has started a scrapbooking blog on MySpace. Kent Lowry writes to us from his Twitter page that he is breaking in a new pair of designer blue jeans. When not working in a new pair of denim from his duck blind, Ole Slizz has been known to lighten the mood at a local karaoke bar with a few ditties from the late Conway Twitty. I was home in Florence, S.C., recently, and Kent and his lovely wife, Ashley, graciously hosted me at their supper club. This was my first supper-clubbing experience, but from what I gather, the guys play darts and drink beer while their wives talk about babies. Speaking of babies, the Lowrys are expecting one this winter. Great News, Kent and Ashley! I got the opportunity to catch up with James Rizzo at Menard’s wedding this summer. He recently got married to Rebecca Carr in St. Michael’s, Md. James just completed graduate school at MIT, where he received a Master of Science degree. He adds that he also worked on the Obama campaign through the inauguration. Evidently, James and I still bear a resemblance to each other. It’s no longer just the EHS book store staff that gets us confused. Several guests at the wedding reception got us mixed up during the wedding speeches. Gray MacNair King and her husband are expecting their first baby this November. Congratulations! Great seeing you at Menard’s wedding! Among other notable Class of ’96 run-ins while on wedding tour this year, I got to catch up with Meg Furlow Parker, Dabney Mercer, and Sarah Pugh Kadish. It was fabulous seeing all of you. I apolo-

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gize for anything I said or did. Joel Bunn ’95 and his wife, Becca, were also on the circuit, and I’m pleased to announce that they are also having a baby soon. Thomas Beckner wrote to me via Facebook mobile that he wanted his surf board back. He was able to retrieve it when we were both in Charleston recently. I’m sure his roommates in New York were pumped to see him return with a nine-foot surfboard for their apartment. Surfs up, Tommy! Thomas is still working in documentary film and redefining hipster fashion in New York. Temple Forsyth Basham sent me a lengthy Power Point presentation detailing her life’s updates. She and her husband, Andrew, are living in Richmond with their crazy 1-year-old son, Beck. They are both overwhelmed by starting new businesses. Andrew started a real estate development company called Spy Rock Real Estate with a friend from U.Va. Temps has a secondhand children’s clothing business named Fancy Pants Richmond (www.fancypantsrichmond.com) She gets plenty of business from EHS alumni in the area, including Class of ’96’s own Hampton Moore Eubanks and Ashby Brunson Mims ’94. Temple adds on page seven of the manuscript that she and Andrew went on a fabulous vacation with Court and Laura Morton Michau in Roatan, Honduras. Tripp Regan reports that he’s been in Winston-Salem for the past four years working in graphic design for one of North Carolina’s leading sustainable architecture firms. He works alongside Halbert Jones ’67. Tripp has also become quite the entrepreneur and started a company with some friends called Cap.A.Cooz (www.capacooz.com). It’s a drink insulator with a bottle opener at the base. The cap.a.cooz has become quite a hit on the party scene. Tripp adds that he caught up with a lot of old EHS faces lately. The John Ketner family is doing quite well, as is padre-to-be Caleb Lee ’99. Caleb

is heading up to the Virginia Theological Seminary this fall. Congrats, Caleb! Candy Vaughan writes that she is beginning year two of teaching at Montgomery Bell Academy, an all-boys powerhouse school in Nashville. She is coaching the cross country and track teams this year. Something tells me a lot of young men signed up to run this season. She spent most of the summer traveling and loves living near her brother, Lee ’93, and his family that now includes three children. I imagine she has been doing some nannying as well. Well Class of ’96, nice work on your many accomplishments! For those of you who still have jobs, don’t work too hard – no one notices anyways. I’m looking forward to the next reunion. I’ll be the fat, bald guy that no one recognizes. Consider it my way of taking one for the team; it will make for great postreunion conversation.

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Bill Allen (H) 919-781-0805 (O) 919-716-2195 williamwallen@gmail.com 15th Reunion: June 2012

Little seems to have changed between updates for most of you, but I hope everyone has enjoyed themselves over the summer and fall. Aside from the fact that I am currently between successes, so to speak, summer has been very enjoyable for us. Our oldest boy, Ward, turned 4 in August, and we’ve been working on his swimming and bike-riding all summer. Our newest, Charlie, is about 9 months old at this point and is climbing up on furniture and generally making a mess of everything. In late June, we packed up the family Truckster and drove (!) from Raleigh to Camden, Maine, to spend a week with Scott Harris, his family, and a few of our college friends. It was a little rainy, but the air was cool, and it was great to get away and enjoy some hiking, sightseeing, and a pretty ridiculous amount of lobster. Apparently we

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narrowly missed a reunion with Price Balderson, who was in the same part of Maine as we were, just there a few days earlier for a wedding. Too bad we couldn’t make that happen. Since last publication, Garrett Schulten Schreeder gave birth to Marshall Tufts Schreeder III. She said the little guy is doing great, and the adjustment to parenthood has gone well. In the only other baby news I heard about, Jack Moores and his wife, Vanessa, welcomed Sara Quinn Moores to the world on June 30, and that everyone is doing great. Jack also mentioned that he got to see Bryan Pinckney ’98, Nick Carosi, the Watts, and the Castles at Tad McLeod’s wedding back in April. Tad married Catherine Nelson, who we remember from the 10th Reunion. He has a job lined up at a new law firm, which he started in August, but that’s about it in the thriving metropolis of Columbia, S.C. It’s always great to get Chris Shepherd to come out from hiding to give a post. Malk wrote in the following: “After a few years of teaching English at a boarding school in the North Georgia mountains, I’ve decamped back to my home state of West Virginia, where I’m working to develop renewable energy projects right in the heart of the coalfields. It’s an uphill challenge, but idealism never hurt anyone, right?” I think a little idealism is just right. If there is some sort of award for what I think is the biggest news (there isn’t, sadly), that award would go to Alex Dickerson, who is packing up and moving from Los Angeles to Barcelona for a year to go to business school through a program called IESE. In the meantime, she’ll continue to operate her PR firm, The Collective. She has invited anyone who happens to be in or around Barcelona to look her up. Best of luck while you’re over there, and have a great time! Carter Hancock is still living the dream. I should leave it at that, and let your collective imaginations run wild. She let me

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Episcopal friends celebrated the wedding of Courtney and Jim Goodwin ’97. Front row, left to right: Elizabeth Hoster ’97, Peyton Grubbs ’97, Jim Goodwin ’97, Courtney Goodwin, Paul Mashburn ’97, and Jennings Morrow ’97; second row: Bill Goodwin ’95, Bennett White ’97, Joe Segrave ’97, Nick Carosi ’97, and J.W. Perry ’97; back row: Bill Allen ’97 and Will Stronach ’98.

Left to right: Carter Hancock ’97, Alston Armfield ’05, and Jane Pope Cooper ’96 climbed Ajax Mountain in Aspen, Colo.

Catherine and Tad McLeod ’97 were married on April 18 in Greenville, S.C. Front row, left to right: Nicole Carosi, Elizabeth Watts, Tad McLeod ’97, Catherine Nelson McLeod, and Nick Carosi ’97; second row: Bobby Watts, Gary Pope ’01, Susan Castle, Steve Castle, Jack Moores ’97, and Bryan Pinckney ’98.

know that she has been living in Aspen this summer with her sister, Alston Armfield ’05, and had a visit from Jane Pope Cooper ’96 (see photo). She said Aspen is incredible in the summer, and she

may stick around through part of the ski season. No departure date has been set, so in the meantime, get out to Aspen and hitch a ride on the Carter fun bus. As I put all this together, I’m

Marshall and Garrett Schulten Schreeder ’97 with their son, Marshall Tufts Schreeder III.

beginning to notice that a handful of you have moved or are moving. C.A. Spivey Rountree and her family have recently moved to Alexandria, in the shadow of our illustrious alma mater. Her husband, Daniel, took a job with the Treasury Department, which prompted the move. She and Daniel, along with their 2-year-old daughter, Cousteau, are enjoying reconnecting with old friends and making new ones. After three and a half years in Washington, Kristen Edwards and her husband have just moved to San Francisco. At the time of the move, she was nine months pregnant, and flew on the last day that she was allowed to fly. Now she is there, awaiting the birth of her daughter. She said Mike Herrington lives a few blocks away, so they’ve enjoyed catching up with him and would love to see more folks from the class. Sarah Ravenel Dollens and her family are out there, still rehabbing hippies, living on a steady diet of sourdough bread and Rice-A-Roni, because that’s all people eat in San Francisco. Nate Collier is also out in California these days, after recently moving to Modesto to work as a marketing manager for the E & J Gallo winery. You can all help Nate keep his job by drinking plenty of wine under the Gallo Family Vineyards labels. He said he loves Modesto for its fresh produce, Gary Condit, Scott

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Peterson’s old house, and especially the gang graffiti, which really just adds a nice creative layer to the whole city. Claire Kirkpatrick is still in Charleston; she graduated from PA school and is looking for a job and studying for her boards, which are on Sept. 3. Elizabeth Wainwright is teaching English at The Buckley School in New York City and is also doing some tutoring up there. Additionally, she has been donating her time, and her insane squash abilities, to StreetSquash in Harlem. She’d love to find some squashplaying alumni in the area as well, so look her up if you feel like chasing down that little rubber ball that doesn’t bounce. That about does it this time. Thanks to all who wrote in and shame on those who didn’t. I look forward to hearing from everyone again in a few months!

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When Bryan Pinckney ’98 flew his Navy jet in an air show at Andrews Air Force Base last summer, some EHS friends and family were there to welcome him. Left to right: Nathaniel Canfield ’97, Bryan Pinckney ’98, Bryan’s father Saint Pinckney ’65, and Rob Watts ’98.

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Katherine Houstoun Schutt (H) 804-788-8981 katherine.schutt@gmail.com 15th Reunion: June 2013

Chip Watts, son of Alden and Rob Watts ’98 (right) was christened at Trinity Church in Newport, R.I. Willy Nash ’00 (left) is Chip’s godfather.

Alden and Rob Watts’ son, Robert Crenshaw Watts V (Chip) was born June 12. In August, they moved to Newport, R.I., where Rob is in training for his next Navy job, which will be on a destroyer based in Japan.

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Davis White davis.c.white@gmail.com 15th Reunion: June 2014

Greetings from Ohio, where I’m working on Rob Portman’s 2010 U.S. Senate race. I hear that I missed a big time at the reunion in June, but I refuse to believe that it’s been 10 years since we graduated. In August, Will Chapman, Carter Cochran, Will Graham, Jason Coker ’98, and I played in the second annual Gary Hadwin Memorial Golf Tournament in Myrtle Beach, S.C. It was a very compelling day, with more than 100 friends and family playing in this charity event – perfect weather, good BBQ, and we only put

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Left to right: Jason Coker ’98, Will Chapman ’99, Carter Cochran ’99, Will Graham ’99, and Davis White ’99 played in the second annual Gary Hadwin ’99 Memorial Golf Tournament in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

one golf ball through a window of a house on the course. Thanks to the Hadwin family for hosting us to remember our good friend, Gary. My slice and I will see ya’ll next year! It was great to hear from our classmates, including an e-mail from Victor Jung in Korea reporting that he recently got married and spent a wonderful vacation in the Maldives. By the end of our e-

mail exchange, we had convinced each other that we could still play a full game of football if we had to defend our 1999 undefeated season against the current talented team…would hate to put that theory to the test. Speaking of weddings, Annie Graf checked in from Key West, Fla., where she practices private real estate law. She has big news that she is engaged to Michael

Spotswood, whom she met at FSU law school. They’re getting married in December in Miami. Congratulations. Blair Taylor had a great e-mail that I couldn’t do justice to paraphrase, so here it is: “I have been working hard with my music! I am a member of the progressive R&B group, Auteur. We did a lot of work in the spring getting ready for our debut in July, including our first photo shoot for promotions. We sold out our debut show at Twins Jazz Lounge, in the U Street corridor of Washington, D.C., and are currently working on two shows (9/23 and 10/18) at the same location. I’ve attached some pictures from our first show. I am also teaching voice lessons via Skype as an associate instructor under the AApproach technique (the same technique I learned). Using Skype is great because we have world-wide accessibility and the clients just keep pouring in. We recently launched the AApproach Vocal Mastery Series online, and I am truly enjoying the music from a completely different perspective. My father, Teddy Taylor, will be sworn in as the U.S. Ambassador to Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu. Yes, the entire family is very, very proud of him! He and my mother will be overseas for the next three years so just my brother, the dog, and I will be left here stateside. As a result, I just moved into my own place two days ago, and I love it! Hope all is well with you!” Thanks to everyone for getting back to me. Good luck and stay in touch.

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Maisie Cunningham maisie.cunningham@gmail.com and Schuyler Williams schuyler13@gmail.com 10th Reunion: June 11-12, 2010

Greetings from NYC! I hope everyone is enjoying the beginning of fall and everything that goes with it – namely football season. Yes, I am still in the Big Apple, although this past July I took an

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inaugural trip to Los Angeles and stayed with Maisie Cunningham for three nights. Maisie was a fantastic hostess and may have me convinced to give the West Coast a shot. She showed me the nightlife in West Hollywood, which included an all-day volleyball tournament in Manhattan Beach, a hike up Runyon Canyon, and a celebrity sighting of John Mayer at a local bar in her neighborhood. Aside from that trip, my summer consisted of weddings, weddings, and more weddings. I guess we have officially dived head first into the “wedding wave.” I recently had dinner with Hattie Gruber and Allison Jones, who moved to NYC in the last year and is enjoying the major change from Charlotte, N.C. In July, I helped celebrate Elizabeth Hossfeld’s birthday with her and we have gotten together for several dinners before she heads back down to Florida this November. I also caught up with Lillian Smith in August in Wrightsville Beach when we enjoyed what have become annual drinks at the Carolina Club. I continue to stay in touch with Lucy and James Doswell, Philip Nuttle, Becky Kellam ’99, and Brenton Hardee ’02, who made one last trip through NYC before relocating to London for the next four months. Jamie McNab has officially left the Big Apple and our “power dinner” group for the exclusive Stanford Business School. Congratulations and good luck, Jamie! In April, Hattie Gruber, Aynsley Comer, Lillian Smith, Alicia Ravenel, and I reunited for a weekend in Charleston to celebrate Summers Clarke’s engagement to her now husband, Taylor Lacey. It was such a blast to be back together with everyone and Alicia’s parents were generous enough to let us host a party at their house on the Battery. Summers and Taylor were married on a yacht in the Charleston Harbor on May 16 and spent their honeymoon traveling around Italy. Needless to say I am jealous! Summers writes that while the summer

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Blair Taylor ’99 performing with her group, Auteur, at the Twins Jazz Lounge in Washington, D.C.

The Class of ’99 at their 10th Reunion.

flew by, she enjoyed seeing Alicia Ravenel and Eliza Smith ’02 now that they have moved back to Charleston. She even ran into Jamie McNab at a restaurant across the street from her courthouse. (Jamie was obviously enjoying time off before moving out to California!) After Summers’ federal clerkship ends this September, she will join Pritchard & Elliott, LLC as an associate. The last few times I went home to Virginia, I ran into Ted Maffitt, who still enjoys living in Adams Morgan and working at Clark Construction. After finishing the Nationals Stadium and improving the shuttle system at Dulles Airport, he is now working on the Walter Reed National Medical Center expansion. Ted and I both remain in close touch with James Barmore, who starts the Master of Real Estate Development program at Clemson graduate school this fall. As such, James and his wife, Kathryn, are in the process of moving to Clemson, S.C., from

Spartanburg, S.C. James writes that he is very excited about being in Clemson for the next two years, though it may take away from his otherwise consistent golf game! He also ran into Lillian and Eliza Smith ’02 when he was in Wilmington, N.C., visiting his in-laws. Brittanny Wildman is working in government affairs in D.C., and after a week-long convention in Vegas, she popped over to LA to visit Maisie. She was disappointed with the celebrity sightings, but they did manage to spot some reality stars and a guy who used to be on “The Office.” Carlie Hooff is now in the rotation stage of her physician’s assistant degree and is coming down the home stretch. She will spend time in Northern Virginia as well as Pittsburgh before deciding where she will practice. As for the rest of the VA/DC clan…Becky Arnesen has big news – she got engaged in June to Peyton Jenkins, and they have a June 2010 wedding planned! Congratulations! And on that

Carson Campbell Ayers is the daughter of Dave and Lauren Campbell Ayers ’99.

note, Anne Perry was married to her husband, Austin, on Aug. 8 in Missouri. She is officially Anne Swift now! Congrats as well! David Harris is the proud father of an 8-month-old son, who can sit up on his own, has two teeth, can roll over if he felt the need, and is generally happy all the time. His brother and sister-in-law are also expecting their first child in January, so it sounds like they will all share in the parental duties! David was recently promoted at IBM to senior IT specialist, so good news all around. But perhaps the biggest news is that his mother, Mrs. Harris, finally retired from EHS after all these years. We know she will be missed. Price Smith and I still e-mail fairly frequently, and he remains in London, where he still trades and loves it! His last six months have been full of travels around the world and included a trip back home to Bermuda for a friend’s wedding. James Doswell was present for this as well and joined Price in the Bermuda big game classic, which is their highly anticipated marlin tournament. Doz went fishing with Price on the last day had a double strike of blue marlin, which included Doz standing up for an hour and 20 minutes! They released that fish, a 300-pound blue marlin, and then brought in a second fish that weighed 516 pounds and put their boat in third place out of 63 world-class boats. According to Price, “Doz is officially the luckiest

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kid I know. The problem was the wedding was that evening, and we took a long time fighting the fish, three hours for the big one. Doz missed the wedding, but it was very worth the cash price.” Incredible story…I need to go back and visit Bermuda… Moving South…William Stallworth writes that things are going well in Atlanta and, not surprisingly, he runs into a ton of EHS grads in the area. A recent get together involved a bowling outing with all the EHS guys including Andrew Dorman ’01, Gene Hooff ’01, Morgan Akers ’01, Will Lombard ’01, Raymond Singletary ’02, and P.X. Head. He also had a chance to see Jordan Phillips in Charlotte, where Jordan moved over the summer. As for P.X. Head, he remains busy with Zingo and just opened up a 24th location. When not opening up new franchises, he is an official wedding crasher and attempts to dominate wedding dance floors across the Southeast. I’m pretty sure he attended over 30 weddings in 2008 and hopes to break that record in 2009. (If anyone has evidence, please feel free to forward it to me for the next edition of these notes.) John Simons plans to catch up with this crew – Sandy Stuart, P.X., and William Stallworth – over Labor Day weekend in Knoxville. Sandy Stuart is engaged and plans to marry in October – another congrats! David and Betsy Watts Metcalf are living in Atlanta, where David is clerking for a federal judge. Betsy has started a Web site and consulting business called Gluten Freedom Atlanta. Check it out at glutenfreedomatlanta.com. Will Blocker recently joined a new land management broker but remains in Fort Worth, Texas, and keeps in contact with Ted Maffitt and James Barmore. Dennis Clancey never has a boring story! He writes “I spent the summer traveling extensively in the Near East ... Bekaa Valley (home of Hezbollah) and Tripoli, West Bank (Ramallah nightlife

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Sandy Stuart ’00 and Alana Maxwell were married on Oct. 10 in Lexington, Ky. Left to right: William Stallworth ’00, Alana Maxwell Stuart, Sandy Stuart ’00, Katherine Moncure Stuart ’98, P.X. Head ’00, John Simons ’00, and Jim Stallworth ’63.

Left to right: Alicia Ravenel ’00, Summers Clarke Lacey ’00, Schuyler Williams ’00, Hattie Gruber ’00, Aynsley Comer ’00, and Lillian Smith ’00 at an engagement party for Summers.

Dennis Clancey ’00 (in black shirt) running with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain.

rocks!), wedding in Palestine, partying in Beirut, where I partied with Sean Kingston (http://en. wikipedia.org/wiki/Sean_Kingston). And as always, I ran with the bulls in Pamplona (see photo – I’m in the center, wearing a black shirt and headband cam). Currently in the running for Dos Equis “Most Interesting Man in the World” ... a year of free beer works for me.

Still in the Army...until January. In Colorado Springs.” Dennis, please do keep us posted! Miles McGrane remains in his home state but in Palm Beach, Fla., where he works as an attorney with the law firm of Cole, Scott & Kissane, PA, and specializes in civil trial litigation. Millie Pelletier Warren is obviously now married and trying to

William Page Thomson, the son of Russell and Katie Elmore Thomson ’00, was born May 1.

get through medical school, which finally culminates this May. What a feat – I am impressed! McNeill Kirkpatrick is a neurology resident at Vanderbilt and absolutely loves Nashville! Jon Wells is “living the dream!” He works at a brewery, making traditional German-style beers, and just celebrated two years of wedded bliss. Can you send us a sample of this beer? Toni Karasanyi finished his MBA in global management at Boston College last year and decided to move to Rwanda. He works for a small IT-based financial solutions company in sales and marketing, in addition to acting as the education director for the Rwanda Convention Association. He is currently attempting to connect university students in New York and Rwanda through video conferencing. Vince Van Dillen writes, “I hope everyone is well. I have been living back east now for around 16 months. I’ve been working at a variety of jobs and did some solid work at Rosetta Stone. I’m playing squash, tennis, rollerblading, and doing a few other things. I hope to see a bunch of you guys at Woodberry this fall. Go Episcopal! In mens sano in corporo sano, momento mori, et carpe diem!” Rachel May should be recognized for writing for the first time in at least three years! She finished theological graduate work at Vanderbilt in May and was appointed to Lynchburg, Va., as the associate pastor at Peakland United Methodist Church and the

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Chaplain of Randolph College. What incredible news, Rachel! She also went back to her hometown on the Eastern Shore of Virginia for a friend’s wedding, only to have former EHS admissions director Luke Kellam point out that the lead singer of the wedding band was, indeed, Mr. Gordon Winn. That must have been quite the pleasant surprise…I hear Mr. Winn is playing all around the East Coast. Our class is literally all over the map, and I hope you all enjoy reading them as much as I enjoy putting them together. Thanks to everyone for putting up with my e-mails and reminders and, most importantly, for all of the entertaining updates!

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Exam. Still, I am looking forward to hopefully being able to put ‘Esquire’ after my name. Wish me luck!” Sarah Poindexter Harmer and James Harmer are enjoying life in England. James has just finished his Ph.D. and is starting as a fellow at St John’s College, Cambridge, this fall. Sarah is the head of individual giving in the Development Office at Clare College.

2003 EHS friends celebrated the wedding of Josh Glubiak ’03 and Meg Halford in Dallas, Texas. Front row, left to right: Allison Ledwith ’07, Somerville Glubiak ’13, Josh Glubiak ’03, Meg Glubiak, Anne Sanders ’03. and Virginia Moore ’03; second row: Zach Glubiak ’08, Massie Payne ’03, John Oelschlager ’03, Marshall Mundy ’03, Matt Berry ’03, Carrington Skinner ’03, Ted Dodson ’03, Jarrett Bell ’03, and Peter Webb ’03.

10th Reunion: June 2013

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Nat Hendricks (H) 404-386-1637 (O) 770-688-1206 nat.hendricks@gmail.com 10th Reunion: June 2011

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Anne Arnold Glenn (H) 540-371-6370 anne.a.glenn@gmail.com and Millie Tanner Rayburn (H) 919-370-7496 millierayburn@gmail.com 10th Reunion: June 2012

Luke Clay reports, “I live in Hoboken, N.J., and I work at Moody’s (one of the bond rating agencies) in 7 World Trade Center. I’ve been there a little over a year and a half and it’s been an interesting 18 months to work on Wall Street, to say the least. In regards to running, I’m planning on doing the New York Marathon this fall, and I have just begun the arduous task of getting back in running shape.” Azizi Jones wrote in June, “I graduated from law school in May, and I couldn’t be happier. It has been a dream of mine since I was about 8 years old, and 17 years later it has finally come true. However, my celebration was short-lived, because I am currently studying for and will be taking the notoriously difficult New York Bar

Matt Berry (H) 914-235-5303 matt.s.berry@gmail.com and Alden Koste (H) 443-783-4659 alden.koste@gmail.com

Jordan Whichard ’03 (left), who works for President Obama’s advance office, gave a tour of The White House to his former EHS advisor, Rick Stubbs (right), and several of Mr. Stubbs’ current advisees, Connor Williams ’10, Lee Cowden ’10, and Julia Magee ’10.

In January, Hannah Ellington ’03 made her solo debut with Opera Birmingham as first handmaiden in Puccini’s “Turandot.” She also won the Frances and Dorsey Whittington Competition at Birmingham Southern College and as a result was invited to perform two arias with the Red Mountain Chamber Orchestra. In February, Hannah placed first among 396 students from across Alabama in the National Association of Teachers of Singing contest, making her the top female college vocalist in the state.

I hope that everyone had an enjoyable summer. As always, it is great to hear how people are doing, so please e-mail any updates you may have to share. It never ceases to amaze me how many EHS characters I run into throughout my travels or at home in D.C. I was fortunate enough to bump into Josh Glubiak’s very enthusiastic bachelor party in Georgetown. Helping him celebrate his final days of unmarried life were Marshall Mundy, Jarrett Bell, and John Oelschlager. Josh tied the knot in July; many EHS alums were in attendance. I also had the pleasure of seeing Raynor Guzy throughout the summer as we both worked in Tysons Corner and frequented the same lunch spots. While on vacation in Nantucket, I saw Preston Wolfe, who was spending some beach time with his family after recently returning from Brazil. Hannah Baldwin reports that life in New York is wonderful. She is currently living with Lauren Pirrung and Graye Pelletier. They see a lot of roommates Marla Woodford and Caroline Inman since they also live in the city. Congratulations to Katie Perry and Oliver Pryor on their marriage in June. Joe Stallworth, Jack Sibley, Wilkie Colyer, Graye Pelletier, Lauren Pirrung, Clarence

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Mills, Marla Woodford, Elizabeth Pope, and Hannah Baldwin made the trip to Sea Island to celebrate the couple’s nuptials. Winslow Moore is excited about her upcoming marriage to Ross Blankenship, which will take place next June on Cape Cod. Ross, a Texan “whose patriotism could not be helped,” proposed to Winslow on July 4th.

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The Class of ’04 at their 5th Reunion.

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Chris Mixon (H) 212-249-2432 cmixon.mxn@gmail.com and Lila Warren (H) 540-592-3609 lilawarren@gmail.com 5th Reunion: June 11-12, 2010

From Ellie Frazier: Congratulations to everyone who just graduated! Please send your new e-mail addresses to Elizabeth Watts at eaw@episcopalhighschool.org. In addition, Chris Mixon will be the new class correspondent, with help from Lila Warren. Their e-mail addresses are listed above. A big thanks to both of them for offering to take over! They will be e-mailing you before the next deadline to gather news. It’s been great being able to keep in touch with everyone this way, and I look forward to being able to do so again in the future! Now for everyone’s life updates. Spencer Katona graduated from James Madison University and will begin law school at William and Mary in the fall. Nate Mauer writes, “I graduated this past May with a B.A. from Wheaton College in Massachusetts, where I majored in political science and minored in international economics. I am looking for a job with a polling agency or as a Capitol Hill staffer. If you have any leads, please contact me. My e-mail is nate1053@yahoo.com.” Taylor Embury is going into his senior year at the Colorado

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School of Mines. He’s hoping to have his degree in economics by next May. After that he is planning to go on to business school and is still playing lots of lacrosse. Chris Mixon is teaching 9thgrade English at a boarding school. Andrew Price finished up at College of Charleston, where he studied international business and French. He is searching for employment at consulting companies. He worked in Paris last summer as a media consultant and is trying to get another job with them. Lila Warren graduated from the University of Virginia in May, and she worked for the Green Mountain Club in Vermont from June through October as a backcountry summit caretaker on Camel’s Hump Mountain and helped to maintain part of the Long Trail. Alexandra Varipapa graduated from the University of Richmond

and recently moved to Bologna, Italy, to teach English for the coming year. Robbie Varipapa is teaching high school chemistry and algebra at the Fredericksburg Academy in Fredericksburg, Va. Hillary Harper is living in D.C. and working at Sousa Middle School in Anacostia as a 7th-grade math teacher through a program called D.C. Teaching Fellows (a program for non-education majors who want to work in a high-need school). She loves living in D.C., and her job at Sousa has proved to be extremely challenging but very rewarding. Ellie Frazier graduated from the University of Virginia in May as well and is moving to Rwanda with the Peace Corps in early October to teach English. She was lucky enough to see Lila, Alexandra, Robbie, and Zach Chesson before she left.

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Margaret von Werssowetz (H) 843-723-6418 vonwemr0@sewanee.edu and Jack Pitney (H) 610-649-7471 john.pitney@trincoll.edu 5th Reunion: June 2011

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Catherine Coley (H) 407-629-1787 catherinegcoley@gmail.com and Warner Blunt (H) 804-784-0233 wlb5m@virginia.edu 5th Reunion: June 2012

In March, Katharine Farrar was named the Division III Defensive Player of the Week by womenslacrosse.com after she led the eighth-ranked Washington and Lee Generals to a win over Catholic University. Ansley Stewart completed a very successful year on the Notre Dame lacrosse team. The Irish set a new school-season wins record at 16-5 and were Big East Conference champions. They were ranked No. 6 in the country and made it to the quarter finals of the NCAA tournament. Ansley started every game at attack, scored 30 goals for the season, and was named the “Most Improved Player” for the team. She was also selected for the Big East Conference All-Academic team.

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Lucy Glaize (H) 540-667-3097 lglaize@uvm.edu 5th Reunion: June 2013

The Class of 2008 is comfortably settled into their post-highschool lifestyles. A lot of classmates have been very busy and involved in lots of things in the past year. A number of people took advantage of awesome traveling opportunities this summer. Grace Chesson spent the summer in Uganda doing an internship with a local orphanage. She returned in August and headed right back down to Chapel Hill for her sophomore year. In October, Grace finished first in her age group in the Marine Corps Marathon with a time of 3:38:12. Tess Waldrop spent six weeks in Hyeres, France, on the Mediterranean, studying French with the Sewanee Summer in France program. She went to Ireland for two weeks after that with her family. Tess completed her summer with an internship in the education department at the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke. Lindsey deButts traveled in Asia for six weeks with a friend from school. They met a group in Thailand that included only two others from the states. They spent

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most of their time scuba diving and doing marine conservation in Thailand. After helping out in Ao Nang, Thailand, Lindsey and her friend journeyed to Bangkok, Thailand, then Siem Reap, Cambodia, and finally Vietnam. Lindsey came back with lots of great stories, including one about climbing 1,237 steps to watch the sun rise from a Buddhist temple called the Tiger Temple. She looks forward to going back to Princeton in September to get ready for another great lacrosse season. Leigh Ainsworth spent the summer doing an internship in Madrid, Spain. She worked for a non-governmental organization called Club de Madrid that promotes democracy in transitional nations. She had a great time working in their climate-change department. She got to stop in London on the way home to visit some friends before coming back to North Carolina to hang out with Abbott Matthews ’09. Barbara Bai taught English at a kindergarten in China all summer. She had a bunch of fun doing arts and crafts and watching Disney movies all day long. Lee Carter, Tucker Clarkson, and many other Episcopal alums and current students had a fantastic time at Elysian Fields at the Schutte family farm in Clarke County. Tucker went down to Wilmington, N.C., after that, waiting for Dylan Harry, Jeremy Austin, Tom Weaver, and Lee to arrive for some late summer surfing shenanigans. Trevor Crest worked at the Center for Talented Youth at Johns Hopkins University with Kelly Onyejiaka this summer. Mr. Jordan was the site director there, and also their boss. Trevor looks forward to playing soccer this season for McDaniel College. Ali Shepard is taking the semester off this fall and working as a riding instructor back in Alexandria. When she returns to Christopher Newport University in Norfolk, she will be the president of the equestrian team. Larry Owens will be taking the semester off as

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Left to right: Philip Glaize ’74, David Glaize ’07, Lucy Glaize ’08, Jesse Davidson ’04, Nick Stewart ’04, and Philip Glaize ’04 enjoyed hanging out together at Pawleys Island this summer.

Lindsey deButts ’08 completing an unfinished statue in Asia.

Grace Chesson ’08 (in green) competed in the 2009 Marine Corps Marathon and finished first in her division (women 15-19), qualifying for the Boston Marathon. Art Teacher Frank Phillips (in EHS issue) also ran in the marathon.

well, but he will be doing a show in New York called “Fat Camp.” He says if anyone is in the city this semester to give him a call! Kourtney Ramseur has been working at the student recreation center at UNC Greensboro. She is switching directions now and is transferring to Bowie State University. She is going to major in computer science and try out for the basketball team. Good luck, Kourtney! Johnny Motley was a camp counselor this summer. In between camp and spending time on Martha’s Vineyard, he went skydiving! Nothing new has been happening at Harvard other than that he will probably major in religious studies and that he is wrestling at 133 pounds this year. Tajh Restrepo has been working with an after-school program for a couple of months. Towards the end of the summer he worked with children at a summer camp

called BCAP. This has been a big summer of debuting for a handful of our classmates. Trina Brady, Elizabeth Dale, Emily Urquhart, Rebecca Hart, Leah Andress, and Ann Gordon Pelletier have been doing a lot of debutante activities together in North Carolina. Bennett Kittrell is Trina’s assistant marshal. Their ball is at the beginning of September in Raleigh. Elizabeth Dale participated in the Asheville debutante ball called The Brigade, as well as the Raleigh Terpsichorean Debutante. Leah worked at Urban Ministry, which is an agency serving the homeless. She was also a nanny this summer. Andrew Dunbar is still in the honors college at Ole Miss. He recently joined the ATO fraternity there. Grace Fenstermaker absolutely loves Wake Forest. She has gotten involved in a lot of activities on campus this past year that have

been keeping her really busy. In addition to joining Delta Zeta this past winter, she will be co-chairing the entertainment committee for Project Pumpkin. Project Pumpkin is Wake’s annual service event that brings local WinstonSalem kids to campus for trick-ortreating and other Halloween fun. This October, Grace is running the Marine Corps Marathon in D.C. John Richey has also been on top of his fitness. He just finished his “plebe summer” at Navy. John, Jay Christopher, and Ed Pritchard ’09 saw each other about once a week. According to John, they are now slowly gaining back their freedoms. Just north of Navy at Army, Matt Hurley had a busy summer completing the Army’s Air Assault School and an additional month of field training. Last spring he had the opportunity to play Colin Lockhart ’05 (Air Force Academy ’09) in lacrosse. (Army won 14-9.) Other than that, Matt is back at the Academy looking out for Ben Shuford ’09 and hoping to host any interested Episcopal students during this academic year. After spending the summer in Charleston, Nikki Poppiti is now at Sewanee, double majoring in English and French. She loves being at Sewanee and has found the community feeling she was missing there, especially now that

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she is alongside many other EHS alums. I spent the summer in Charleston living with Parham Barber, Eliza Coker, Lily Fowle, Avery McIntosh, Carson Roberts, and Amanda Weisiger. Classmates Spencer Graves, Graham Jones, Spencer McKenna, Clay Dunnan, Liz Elliott, Nikki Poppiti, Chase Porter, and Whit Slagsvol were also Charleston residents this summer. Ann deSaussure lived downtown in June, but we still got to see her frequently all summer long. We had a blast doing all sorts of fun things and enjoying an endless flow of visiting Episcopal alums and even current students! Of course, we were all busy working, too. Parham worked in the bakery at Piggly Wiggly, decorating cakes with her creative style. The Pig is big on Parham, considering their cake sales went up 30 percent after she started decorating their cakes. She also got the Employee-of-the-Month Award in July! Eliza volunteered with the Spoleto Art Festival and for the Historical Society of Charleston. Lily shared her native taste of tropical islands with Charleston, while selling Italian Ice downtown all summer. Avery worked as a line chef at a gourmet food café called Caviar and Bananas. Carson worked for a jewelry artist, along with a few babysitting jobs on the side. Amanda took classes at College of Charleston. To our surprise she managed a 7:00 a.m. tennis class in July! I babysat for the children of Allston Moore ’83 while in Charleston. Their son and two daughters were great company all summer long. We spent a lot of time at the pool and the beach. Spencer McKenna worked at Oak Restaurant in downtown Charleston. He brought back delicious leftovers almost every night. Amanda and Eliza both had big summers as Savannah debutantes. We had a big Episcopal weekend in June with Amanda’s party in Savannah on Friday night and Eliza’s party in Bluffton on Satur-

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too. Now, I am looking forward to trekking back up to Vermont with Dylan and Avery very soon!

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Billy Hackenson (H) 703-757-0445 bihackenson@davidson.edu 5th Reunion: June 2014

Left to right: Elizabeth Dale ’08, Rebecca Hart ’08, Trina Brady ’08, Emily Urquhart ’08, and Abbott Matthews ’09 at a Raleigh debutante party in August.

Left to right: Lily Fowle ’08, Carson Roberts ’08, Lucy Glaize ’08, Ann Gordon Pelletier ’08, Leah Andress ’08, Ann deSaussure ’08, and Marguerite Kleinheinz ’08 at a debutante party in Savannah for Amanda Weisiger ’08.

Matt Hurley ’08 and Colin Lockhart ’05 playing in the Air Force-Army lacrosse game. (Army won 14-9.)

day evening. Over the summer, we saw a lot of Leah Andress, Tommi Coxe, Ann Gordon Pelletier, Marguerite Kleinheinz, and Liz McLean coming in and out of Charleston, too. It was definitely a great way to catch up with ev-

eryone and get back in touch after having completed our first years of college. After Charleston, I went to Pawleys Island with my family. Nick Stewart ’04 and Jesse Davidson ’04 came to visit with Philip and the rest of our family,

Well, it has been quite a summer for us in the Class of 2009. We all have been enjoying our alumni status for a few months now, embarked into the college world, and are very excited about the road that lies ahead. Here are some snippets of what we’ve been up to thus far: Many spent their “final” free summer traveling around the world. Caroline Moncure e-mailed me all the way from the Amalfi Coast of Italy. Caroline reports that she was visiting her sister and that she was on her way to Paris and Normandy with her very good friend, Laetitia, for some sightseeing and touring. Caroline told me that she is very excited to begin at UNC-Wilmington and can’t wait to see everyone again soon. Jack Kelemen reports that he had an adventurous and exciting summer. He went on a three-week backpacking trip though Southern Alaska. Jack told me that the adventure “was pretty sick but I fell on a rock and had to get stitches on my hand as a result.” Paula Pavlova’s summer was filled with lots of trips as well; she spent several weeks in Australia, two days in Dubai, some time in Italy, and enjoyed some down time in the 703 before heading to TCU. Haley Morgan spent some time at home where she visited those of us in NOVA like Paula Pavlova (“p.pavs”) and Kelsey Knutson (“k.k.nuts”). (Those would be Haley’s nicknames.) Haley then traveled extensively before heading off to Clemson; she, Kelsey, and David Block all went to Martha’s Vineyard, and then Haley and Will Reily jetted off on a European adventure to Paris and Amsterdam. Haley reports that she loves Clemson and is a proud sister of Delta Delta Delta!

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Back home, Abbott Matthews spent her summer relaxing and working in Wilson, N.C. She ran into some older EHS alumni at a debutante party for Trina Brady ’08 including: Biz Dale ’08, Rebecca Hart ’08, Emily Urquhart ’08, Spencer McKenna ’08, Leah Andress ’08, Bennett Kittrell ’08, and Ann Gordon Pelletier ’08, and it looks like everyone had a darn good time. Abbott just left for a semester abroad in Spain with Colby College. Before she left she said that she will be living near several other Colby students and is more than excited; in fact she’s “stoked” that there is a workout facility on her street! Jeila Martin Kershaw responded to my Facebook call for class notes by responding to many members of the class, so my apologies if you have already read about Jeila Martin’s summer. Jeila Martin reports that she, Mary Spencer Morten, Elle Czura, Liz Ward, Drew Johnson, and Sarah Chase Webber spent some quality bonding time at Claire Channell’s home in Sea Island, Ga. After their visit to Georgia, Jeila Martin, along with Frances Stone and William Derenge, spent some time relaxing at Alec Smith’s place in Debordieu, S.C. Lester Batiste shared the photo of him, Chris Horam, Alex Helm, and Austin Parker ’10 in Wilmington, N.C., where they had a simply “awesome time just relaxing with Austin and his family for about a week and we saw a couple of really cool concerts like ‘The Easy Star All-Stars’ and ‘Tru Mystic.’” Lester is more than excited to be headed to Colby, where he will be an integral part of their football program. Good luck! Martha Cammack reports that she had a quiet summer in Tennessee. In between our iChat sessions and our calls to the Admissions Office, she went to the beach for a bit with Kate Stover, Liz Ward, and Jeila Martin Kershaw. She and her family then ventured on an ocean cruise of the Alaskan Coast. Martha shared with me that

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Caroline Williamson ’09, Kathleen Hullinger ’09, Kelly Wallace ’09, and Katie Rozelle ’09 enjoyed a mini-reunion at Caroline’s home in New York.

Left to right: Austin Parker ’10, Chris Horam ’09, Alex Helm ’09, and Lester Batiste ’09 in Wilmington, N.C., while visiting Austin and his family.

her dad is running for governor of Tennessee, so we wish him the best of luck in the upcoming election! I guess Beau Perona is doing well; he responded to my call for class notes with a simple, yet profound “love you guys.”…. We love you too, Beau. Ricky Ruano spent three weeks at the University of Maryland in a summer program and ran into Lester, Pete Markoski, Shadow Sebele, and Zach Glubiak ’08 back in Virginia. Ginna Oates appears to have had a fun-filled summer hanging out with Frances Stone, Bridgette Ewing, and Patrick Mealy. Ginna says that she is very exited to be doing a NOLS Program for the first semester in the Pacific Northwest and will be back to see everyone for The Game. David Block played in the Middle East for a month with his padre, and then kept up with his mad lax skills before heading up to Haverford. Katie Rozelle spent most of her summer in Maine working as

a studio intern for the renowned artist Joyce Tenneson. She wanted me to tell everyone that she went to the Harry Potter premiere with Beau Perona and Kyrollos Guirguis. She recently moved into SMU and is having a great time so far. She said she certainly sees a lot of Fathay Smith-Kiawu as well as the other ’09 ladies at TCU. Ali Pierson shared with me a wonderful summer story. She went to Rwanda and had an absolutely incredible time. She writes about her travels, “I went to Rwanda with a group called ‘Where There Be Dragons.’ We were there for six weeks. We took classes in Kinyarwanda (the local language), stayed with two different families, hiked, worked in an orphanage, studied Rwandan infrastructure, and visited NGOs. It was an amazing experience.” Ali is excited about continuing similar projects at Wellesley in the fall. Kathleen Hullinger and I spent a portion of our summer working with my mom at the AES Corporation in Virginia. Kathleen

reports having a great time at the Elysian Fields Music Festival, where she enjoyed some great music with Caroline Williamson, Drew Johnson, Haley Morgan, Will Reily, Jordan Martinez, Evan King, and Gray Bryant, just to name a few. Before leaving for college, Kelly Wallace, Katie Rozelle, and Kathleen went to Caroline Williamson’s house in New York. While there, they ran into Sebastian Sabella ’07 and caught up with him. She moved in Clemson University on Aug. 15 and has loved every minute of it. She is now a member of Chi Omega and is looking forward to the Wake Forest-Clemson football game, which will take place Oct. 17 at Clemson. Alex Schuyler wrote me one of the longest e-mails known to man about his eventful summer, so I’ll try to summarize everything for you. “My summer’s been really busy…I’ve been wrapped up in my move to Italy. I drove over to U.Va. and saw Harkesh Patel, Beau Perona, and Stephen Jervis. They are all doing well over there in Charlottesville. Then, we drove down to Farmville to go see the ‘Pretty Lights’ concert at Hampden-Sydney. I saw the Hampton-Sydney boys (Alec Smith, William Derenge, Evan King, Kyrollos Guirguis, and Bradley Lockhart), and Hanes Dunn was there, too. It was a pretty fun concert. “Besides that I’ve been all over – Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Virginia, and Maryland. When I was in Maryland, I hung out with Lloyd Firth, and then I saw Claire Battis another day, too. “All of us W&L kids moved in on Sept. 5. Anderson Wasden and I are actually rooming together. It was pretty funny because the rooming lottery at W&L is supposed to be random, and getting someone who you went to high school with doesn’t seem too random.” As for me, my summer was pretty quiet, but as we all knew would happen, I came down with

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THE flu and was out of commission for a couple of weeks. I hosted a dinner for my middle school alumni and Haley Morgan, Paula Pavlova, and Kathleen Hullinger were all in attendance. I took a couple of trips to Massachusetts and then to Ireland for a week! I would definitely suggest Ireland as a place to go study abroad or for a vacation; it’s amazing. Then in August, it was time to move into Davidson, or rather, Camp Davidson. Let me tell you, man, I love college! It has been going unbelievably well! Eliza Hadjis, Chloe Khadka, and I all live on the same dorm, so I find myself on their floor more than my own. Whit Raney is also here with us, and we have been taking lots of EHS pics, which grace our Facebook walls. I ran into Stephen Westerfield ’06 last weekend, and he is doing well; excited for his senior year at Davidson. And, on a weekend escapade into Charlotte, I took a much-needed tour of Charlotte with Marshall Weisiger ’12. Other than that, I have nothing else to report besides the fact that I am still allergic to chicken and tomatoes. I cannot wait to see everyone this Nov. 13 and 14 for The Game! It will be here before we know it. It should be a great time, and I am looking forward to hearing about college and everyone’s new lives. Please keep me posted with any developments and best of luck with your first semesters! Miss you all.

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births Landon Campbell to Betsy and Latane Campbell ’81, Jan. 31, 2009 Alyce Marie Taylor to Deirdra and Juergen Taylor ’81, April 7, 2009 Charles Hirst Nager to Leigh and Hampton Nager ’87, Aug. 1, 2009

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August Conrad Addison Pope to Anne and Mason Pope ’87, Aug. 12, 2009

Benjamin Edward Finney to Melinda and Harrison Finney ’95, March 23, 2009

Evelyn Crosby Pollard to Maria and Saint Pollard ’89, Aug. 31, 2009

George Harrington to Anne and Michael Harrington ’95, July 25, 2009

Harrison Dunning Clark to Katie and Willy Clark ’92, July 16, 2009

John Carlyle Herbert Hooff IV to McLean and John Hooff ’95, May 28, 2009

Graham Walter Gallivan to Katie and Clark Gallivan ’92, Jan. 29, 2009

Frances “Rose” Trotter to John Scott and Katie Rose Trotter ’95, July 2009

David Grayson Gray Goodwin to Elizabeth and Abbitt Goodwin ’92, June 22, 2009

Garland Sydnor Lynn, Jr. to Jacquelin and Garland Lynn ’96, May 10, 2009

Virginia Troutman Jackson to Elizabeth and Gray Jackson ’92, June 9, 2009

Chrisette Taylor Simon to Clayton and Crystal Taylor-Simon ’96, Aug. 21, 2009

Eleanor Holland Pocock to Lynn and Don Pocock ’93, April 17, 2009

Charles Coleman Watt to Kathryn and Hansell Watt ’96, Aug. 9, 2009

Carter Allen Brooks to DeShea and Will Brooks ’94, July 28, 2009

Sara Quinn Moores to Vanessa and Jack Moores ’97, June 30, 2009

Lilla Holland and Owsley Holland to Augusta Brown Holland ’94 and Gill Holland ’83, Sept. 22, 2009

Marshall Tufts Schreeder III to Marshall and Garrett Schulten Schreeder ’97, April 23, 2009

Shepherd MacInnes to Alex and Katie Adler MacInnes ’94, Feb. 14, 2009 Felix James Mastracco to James Mastracco ’94 and Jennifer Cochran Mastracco ’95, March 31, 2009 Bates Eastland McCluer to Stuart and Lane Eastland McCluer ’94, March 31, 2009 Benjamin Hurt Brewer to Jeremy and Eliza Hoffman Brewer ’95, Aug. 11, 2009

James Smyth Skelton to Mark and Caroline Clarke Skelton ’98, May 2, 2009 Robert Crenshaw Watts V to Alden and Rob Watts ’98, June 12, 2009 Carson Campbell Ayers to Dave and Lauren Campbell Ayers ’99, May 30, 2009 William Page Thomson to Russell and Katie Elmore Thomson ’00, May 1, 2009

Bennett Nicholas Edwards to Audrey and Ralph Edwards ’95, March 14, 2009

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In Memoriam robert e. l. taylor, jr. ’31

of Bryn Mawr, Pa., died July 2, 2009.

As a student, Mr. Taylor was a Monitor and member of the Fairfax Literary Society, Missionary Society, Chronicle Board, and “Whispers” Board. He played football, basketball, and tennis. He attended Princeton University, graduating with his bachelor’s degree in 1935. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, where he was stationed on the USS Hissan in the North and South Pacific theaters. Mr. Taylor’s family owned The Philadelphia Bulletin, and he spent more than 40 years working at the paper. He became publisher in 1964, at the height of the paper’s domination of the Philadelphia market; although he

stepped down as publisher in 1975, he remained with the paper as chairman. The family sold the paper in 1981, and publication ended the following year. He also was a director for The Associated Press and the American Newspaper Publishers Association. In 1963, Mr. Taylor famously refused to reveal the Bulletin’s sources for an article on municipal corruption and was jailed for contempt of court; Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court later ruled that he was within his rights. He is survived by a son, two daughters, six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. EHS relatives include his twin brother, Stuart S. Taylor ’31.

john forsyth cobb glenn ’33 of Richmond, Va., died Oct. 9, 2009. At Episcopal, Mr. Glenn played football and tennis and ran track. He was a member of the Wilmer and Blackford literary societies, and at graduation he received a Johns Prize and two Whittle Prizes. He attended the University of Virginia, earning degrees in both engineering and law. Mr. Glenn made law review at U.Va., was editor-in-chief of the engineering magazine, and was a member of St. Anthony Hall fraternity, the T.I.L.K.A. Society, the Raven Society, and Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity. During World War II, Mr. Glenn served overseas on the War Production Board and with the American Field Service, attached to the British Army.

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Mr. Glenn had a distinguished legal career, much of which was in patent law; his very first case was eventually argued before the U.S. Supreme Court. He began as an associate with a New York City-based law firm, and then moved on to the U.S. Patent Office, where he was a patent examiner. Mr. Glenn became a partner at the patent law firm Blenks, Hoopes, Leonard & Glenn in Pittsburgh, Pa., and later opened an independent practice in Washington, D.C. He also was chief patent counsel for Reynolds Metals Company. He is survived by his wife, Mimi; two sons, including John F. C. Glenn, Jr. ’65; a daughter; and four grandchildren.

of Charlottesville, Va., died June 7, 2009.

On the Hill, Mr. Marshall was a member of the Fairfax Literary Society and the tennis, football, and basketball squads. He attended the University of Virginia, from which he earned his undergraduate and law degrees. During World War II, Mr. Marshall served in the U.S. Army as a member of the Adjutant General’s Office in Colorado, Maryland, and Texas. He was discharged as a technical sergeant in 1946. Mr. Marshall practiced law in Charlottesville, Va., for many years. He served as counsel for the Albemarle

County Service Authority and as county attorney for Albemarle Commonwealth. Mr. Marshall also was judge of the Charlottesville General District Court from 1973 until his retirement in 1985. He was president of both the Charlottesville Educational Foundation and the Charlottesville and Albemarle Bar Association. Mr. Marshall was a former member of the board of the Child and Family Services and vice president of the Virginia State Bar Association. Mr. Marshall is survived by his wife, Ann, four children, and two grandchildren.

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of Atlanta, Ga., died May 9, 2009.

As a student, Mr. Orr was a member of the “Whispers” board, Blackford Literary Society, and Missionary Society. He played tennis, squash, and basketball and managed the track team. After Episcopal, he matriculated at Darlington School in Rome, Ga., and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Mr. Orr also served in the U.S. Army from 1941 through 1943. Mr. Orr was a successful entrepreneur who owned and

operated several businesses, including a packaging business, Margold Margarine, Capital Cab Company, and the Pot O’Gold convenience-store chain. He also was an avid deep-sea fisherman who was the first to catch a sailfish on a spinning tackle and was named Fisherman of the Year by Sports Illustrated magazine. He is survived by his wife, Cornelia; two sons; two stepsons; four grandchildren; a sister; a brother-in-law; and several nieces and nephews.

richard evelyn byrd ’39 of Berryville, Va., died June 28, 2009. At Episcopal, Mr. Byrd ran varsity track and served on the “Whispers” board. He attended college at Washington and Lee University. He left Washington and Lee to enlist in the military; during World War II, Mr. Byrd was a sergeant in the 10th Armored Division of the U.S. Army, serving with distinction under Gen. George S. Patton. Mr. Byrd began a career with H.F. Byrd Inc. in 1948, and he served as president of the firm from 1966 until 1980. He established the company’s canning division and ran the cannery and apple orchards during his career. Mr.

benjamin weems dulany ’39

of Washington, D.C., died May 28, 2009.

At EHS, Mr. Dulany was a Senior Monitor, president of the “E” Club, and captain of Episcopal’s varsity baseball team. He also was a cheerleader and a member of the Blackford Literary Society, Missionary Society, Hop Committee, the Chronicle and “Whispers” boards, and the Advisory Board. In addition to baseball, he played basketball and football. After graduation, Mr. Dulany attended the University of Virginia. However, his studies were interrupted by his service in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; he was stationed as a lieutenant aboard the USS Idaho in

frederick reeves rutledge, jr. ’40 On the Hill, Mr. Rutledge lettered in tennis and played football and basketball. He also was a member of the “E” Club and Fairfax Literary Society. He attended the University of North Carolina for two years on a tennis scholarship. There he was treasurer of the freshman class and a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. Mr. Rutledge left UNC to enlist in the Army, and he served in the Counter Intelligence Corps both at home and abroad in countries such as England, France, Holland, Belgium, and Germany. He was discharged in 1945 as a captain. Mr. Rutledge began his civilian career in the insurance industry with Prudential Life Insurance Company in Dallas, Texas. He moved to Columbia, S.C., in 1958 and continued to work in the field until he retired in 1977 as manager of Liberty Life Insurance Company and a qualifying member of the Million Dollar Round Table.

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Byrd also was president of Winchester Cold Storage, Inc., and he served for 18 years as a member of the board of trustees for Colonial Williamsburg. He and his family lived for 30 years at Rosemont, an estate Mr. Byrd inherited from his father, the late Sen. Harry F. Byrd, Sr. Mr. Byrd is survived by two sons, including Richard E. Byrd, Jr. ’66; a daughter; a brother; and four grandchildren. Other EHS relatives include his brother, Bradshaw B. Byrd ’38, and his cousin, J. Gray Beverley, Jr. ’54.

the Pacific theater. He returned to school and completed his law degree after the war’s end. Mr. Dulany joined the Washington, D.C., law firm Jackson and Campbell; there he became a partner and spent more than 50 years practicing law. He was introduced to thoroughbreds and horse racing as a young man, and he later returned to that passion as a racehorse owner. He is survived by his three daughters, his sister, and his five grandchildren.

of Columbia, S.C., died Aug. 12, 2009. In 1979, he moved to Asheville, N.C., and purchased his grandfather’s former insurance agency, Rutledge Agency; he returned the firm to its former success and retired a second time in 1996. A passionate basketball fan, he was a founding member of the Columbia Tip-Off Club and coached youth basketball at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. Mr. Rutledge was active in Republican politics and a member of the Asheville Civitan Club. He is survived by his wife, Ellen; two sons, Edward Rutledge ’70 and Charles R. Rutledge ’73; a daughter; a sister; a brother, Reginald E. Rutledge, Jr. ’51; five grandchildren, including William A. Julian III ’81; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Other EHS relatives include his uncle, Reginald E. Rutledge 1921 and his son-in-law William A. Julian, Jr. ’61.


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edward albert blackburn, jr. ’42 As a student, Dr. Blackburn was a member of the Chronicle board and Blackford Literary Society. He played varsity football and varsity basketball and was awarded the R. Walton Moore Memorial Prize for Reading in 1941. After Episcopal, Dr. Blackburn attended the Rice Institute as a pre-med student; however, he was called into service with the U.S. Navy before finishing his course of study. The Navy sent him to Tulane University for further study before he was deployed to the Korean Theater on the USS Repose hospital ship. He completed his medical degree at the University of Texas Medical Center, where he specialized in otolar-

timothy vincent hartnett, jr. ’42 At Episcopal, Mr. Hartnett was a Monitor and a member of the “Whispers” board and the Blackford Literary Society. After graduation, he earned his bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was stationed in the Pacific Ocean toward the end of the conflict. Mr. Hartnett spent 35 years as an employee of

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yngology. Dr. Blackburn became a senior partner at the Houston Ear Nose and Throat clinic in 1953, where he practiced until his retirement in 1994. He also taught at Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School of Houston. After his retirement, Dr. Blackburn traveled extensively and published the book “Wanted: Historic County Jails of Texas.” He also served on the board of the Houston Museum of Natural Science and the University of Texas Medical Branch Development Board. He is survived by his wife, Sadie Gwin; two sons, including Edward A. Blackburn III ’66; five grandchildren; and a sister.

of Bayfield, Wis., died June 18, 2009. Corning Glass Works in Danville, Ky. An avid sailor, he and his wife purchased a sailboat after his retirement and spent several years living in the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. He is survived by his wife, Kitty; five children; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother; a sister; and seven nieces and nephews.

of McLean, Va., died July 7, 2009.

As an EHS student, Mr. Mackall was a Monitor and member of the Blackford Literary Society, Missionary Society, Hop Committee, and “E” Club. He played varsity football, basketball, and baseball. He earned both his bachelor’s and law degrees from the University of Virginia, where he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity and Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity. Mr. Mackall also served with the U.S. Army during World War II; he was stationed with the 11th Airborne Division in Japan.

george gorham palfrey ’45

of Houston, Texas, died Aug. 19, 2009.

During his career, Mr. Mackall practiced law with several law firms in the northern Virginia area, including Barbour, Garnett, Pickett & Keith and Picket, Keith & Mackall. He also was a senior member of the firm Mackall, Mackall, Walker & Silver. In addition, he was a fellow for the American College of Probate Counsel and a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers. He is survived by his three daughters; his brother, Douglass S. Mackall III ’49; two step-sisters; and several nieces and nephews.

of Duxbury, Mass., died Feb. 10, 2008.

On the Hill, Mr. Palfrey was a Monitor and member of the Missionary Society. He played squash and ran varsity track. He enlisted in the U.S. Army after graduation and served in occupied Germany for nearly three years. When he returned to the States, Mr. Palfrey enrolled at Harvard University. He completed an accelerated program and graduated in just three years. Mr. Palfrey began his career with Boston Safe Deposit & Trust Co. and Plymouth Cordage Co. He then joined New England Life, where he remained until his

retirement almost 30 years later. During his career, he was a portfolio manager and a vice president. After his retirement, Mr. Palfrey remained active with many volunteer organizations, including Habitat for Humanity, the Boy Scouts of America, the Duxbury Art Association, the Duxbury Rural and Historical Society, and Wildlands Trust. An avid sailor and marine artist, he owned more than 20 boats. He is survived by his wife, Martha; two sons; a sister; and five grandchildren.

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george washington connors iii ’46 Mr. Connors was a Senior Monitor, Head Cheerleader, captain of the varsity track team, and president of the Missionary Society. He also played football and was a member of the Hop Committee and “E” Club. After graduation, he attended the University of Virginia, where he joined St. Elmo Hall fraternity and earned a bachelor’s degree in commerce. Mr. Connors also served in the United States Coast Guard, stationed in Savannah, Ga.

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In 1984, he began a new career in financial planning, founding Money Concepts, Ltd. The firm had expanded to include 92 offices across Canada by the time he sold his interest in 1997. He also owned Game Fair, a retail store that sold sporting guns and shooting equipment. Mr. Craig served on the board of trustees for many organizations, including Episcopal High School. He established a medical scholarship at Vanderbilt and was a great supporter of the Boy Scouts of America – the organization awarded him two of their highest honors, the Silver Beaver and Silver Antelope awards. He is survived by his wife, Deborah; two sisters; and many nieces and nephews.

of Broomfield, Colo., died Dec. 19, 2008.

As a student, Mr. Hodges ran varsity track and played football and basketball. He also participated in the Blackford Literary Society and Missionary Society. After graduation, Mr. Hodges matriculated at the University of Virginia. He left U.Va. to join the U.S. Air Force and he spent four years serving his country. He was stationed in Germany for two of those years, and while there he developed a passion for skiing. He served as a ski patrolman, a role he later continued in Chile after leaving the service. Mr. Hodges returned to U.Va. after leaving the service, but eventually transferred to the University of Colorado

raymond d e van kimbrough, jr. ’48 On the Holy Hill, Dr. Kimbrough was a Monitor and a member of the “E” Club, played varsity basketball, and ran varsity track. After graduating from Episcopal, Dr. Kimbrough earned a bachelor’s degree from the College of William and Mary, where he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity. He later earned a master’s degree from GeorgAugust-Universität Göttingen in Germany as part of the Fulbright Program, and he received his doctoral degree in organic chemistry from Northwestern University. He also completed post-doctoral work at Cornell University’s Weill Medical College.

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Mr. Connors was a member of the senior management at Cosco Products Company. In 1964, he moved to Anniston, Ala., where he served as president of the G.W. Connors Company. He served on the local and statewide boards for United Cerebral Palsy, as well as on the board of directors for Anniston National Bank. He is survived by his wife, Anne; six children; 10 grandchildren; and three sisters.

of Nashville, Tenn., died June 9, 2009.

At Episcopal, Mr. Craig won five awards for reading, speaking, and debating. He was a member of the Fairfax Literary Society, Glee Club, Choir, and the tennis and basketball teams. He attended Vanderbilt University, where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. Mr. Craig graduated in 1951 and began a career with National Life and Accident Insurance Company, where he would remain for more than 30 years. Two years later he became the first member of the company to be inducted into the industry’s Million Dollar Round Table. He eventually rose to the positions of chairman, president, and chief executive officer, as well as chairman of NLT Marketing Service Corporation.

alfred brownley hodges, jr. ’48

of Anniston, Ala., died June 20, 2009.

to continue with both his studies and skiing. He spent several years in the ski business before turning to a new interest – horses. He bought, sold, and bred Arabians for several years and opened a tack store called The Corral in Boulder, Colo. Mr. Hodges retired and sold the store after more than 30 years, and he and his wife built a custom home that they called Tara II, after the plantation in “Gone With The Wind.” He is survived by his wife, Norma Jean; a stepdaughter; and four step-grandchildren. EHS relatives include his cousin, Mary D. Clarke ’06.

of Atlanta, Ga., died Feb. 19, 2009. He was a professor of chemistry at Georgia Tech, Emory University, and Mercer University, and he also taught at several Atlanta-area high schools. Dr. Kimbrough co-founded two chemical manufacturing companies and was chairman of the Georgia Section of the American Chemical Society. He also spent many years as editor of The Filter Press, the chapter’s newsletter. Dr. Kimbrough is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; three children, including Erich T. Kimbrough ’80; a stepson; and seven grandchildren.


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david nicholls montague ’54

of Hampton, Va., died July 1, 2009.

At Episcopal, Mr. Montague wrestled and played varsity football. He participated in choir and dramatics and was a member of the Glee Club and “E” Club. He attended the University of Virginia, earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Mr. Montague was editor-in-chief of The Cavalier Daily, vice president of Beta Theta Pi fraternity, and a member of the student council, T.I.L.K.A. Society, Raven Society, and IMP Society. He also earned his law degree from U.Va., where he was managing editor of Virginia Law Weekly. Mr. Montague served in the military from 1960 to 1961, and then returned to Hampton, Va., to practice

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law. He retired in 2002, and then started a second career in real estate. He served his community as a member of the city council and later as Hampton’s mayor. Mr. Montague also served on the Virginia State Council of Higher Education, the University of Virginia’s Board of Visitors, the Virginia Beach Public Beach Commission, and the Peninsula Industrial Finance Corporation. Mr. Montague is survived by his wife, Kathann; a daughter; a son, David N. Montague, Jr. ’79; and five granddaughters, including Yardley E. Montague ’08.

of Martinsburg, W.Va., died Aug. 30, 2009.

On the Hill, Mr. Steptoe ran varsity track and played football. He was a member of Pithonian Society, Computer Club, and the Fairfax and Wilmer literary societies. At Commencement, he received a Whittle Prize for academic achievement. He earned his undergraduate degree from Haverford College and his law degree from the West Virginia University College of Law. Mr. Steptoe was inducted into The Order of the Coif, an honorary scholastic society for law students. Mr. Steptoe began his legal career with the firm Avey, Steptoe, Perry, Van Metre & Rockwell, which was co-founded by his father. In 1990, the firm merged with Steptoe & Johnson, which was founded by his grandfather. He established his own firm in 1997,

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through which he practiced real estate, banking, and estate planning and administration law until his death. He also had a long musical career as a professional banjo player. Mr. Steptoe started out with the musical group Mountain Grass, and later joined Patent Pending. The band played more than 2,000 shows during its 30 years and recorded six albums. Mr. Steptoe is survived by his mother; his sister; two brothers, Robert M. Steptoe ’61 and Philip P. Steptoe ’62; and several nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews, including Robert M. Steptoe III ’86. Other EHS relatives include his father, Robert M. Steptoe ’38; his uncles, Philip P. Steptoe ’31 and Thomas W. Steptoe ’32; and his cousins, Thomas W. Steptoe, Jr. ’70 and Anne P. Steptoe ’05.

of Denver, Colo., died July 22, 2009.

At Episcopal, Ms. Baker was a member of the varsity softball, track, and crew teams. She sang with the Episcapellas, appeared in school plays and musicals, and spent her junior year studying in Zaragrosa, Spain, through the School Year Abroad program. She spent two years at Reed College before moving to Denver, Colo. There she earned her emergency medical technician’s license and graduated from the Denver School of Massage. Ms. Baker was a licensed massage

therapist and planned to earn her bachelor’s degree from the University of Denver. Ms. Baker is survived by her parents, Frances and Lenox D. Baker, Jr. ’59; three sisters; two nephews; a niece; and many other family members and friends. Other EHS relatives include an uncle, Robert F. Baker ’54, and cousins, Charles H. Watt III ’66, William L. Baker ’77, and Robert F. Baker, Jr. ’86.

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Memorial and Honor Gifts M

any donors choose to make memorial gifts to Episcopal High School as a way to pay tribute to friends and loved ones. We are grateful to the donors listed below, who contributed to EHS between July 1, 2009, and Oct. 15, 2009.

Memorial Gifts

Honor Gifts

In Memory of Ms. Caroline Elizabeth Anderson ’97 Mr. and Mrs. Richard O. Anderson

In Memory of Mr. John Gravatt Goodwin ’38 Ms. Betsy Goodwin

In Honor of Miss Ryan Elizabeth Bennert ’12 Mr. and Mrs. William Benson

In Memory of Dr. Lauren Michelle Armistead ’97 Mr. and Mrs. Richard O. Anderson

In Memory of Mr. Gary Lyn Hadwin, Jr. ’99 Mrs. Lauren Taylor Gillis Clement ’01

In Honor of Mrs. Anita B. Doyle Mr. and Mrs. Eugene M. Weber

In Memory of Ms. Katherine Dial Baker ’03 Mr. John-Ashton McRae ’03 Mr. and Mrs. John H. McRae Mr. and Mrs. William Levi Old IV ’02 Dr. and Mrs. William Levi Old III ’68 Dr. and Mrs. Jock R. Wheeler

In Memory of Mr. Charles Rapley Hooff, Jr. ’31 Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rapley Hooff III ’58

In Honor of Mr. Robert Jett Rogers, Jr. ’79 Mr. and Mrs. Eugene M. Weber

In Memory of Mr. Charles Rapley Hooff, Sr. 1902 Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rapley Hooff III ’58

In Honor of Mr. John M. Walker, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. William Smith Peebles IV ’73

In Memory of Dr. Edward Albert Blackburn, Jr. ’42 Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Wadsworth Couch ’40 Mr. and Mrs. A. Baker Duncan Mr. and Mrs. John Lindsay Mr. and Mrs. William S. Manuel III Mr. Ralph S. O’Connor Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hansell Watt III ’66 Mr. and Mrs. David D. Welsh

In Memory of Mr. James Duff Steptoe ’69 Mr. and Mrs. John C. Allen Mr. and Mrs. John Crile Allen, Jr. ’88

In Honor of Mrs. Stacie R. Galiger Williams Ms. Martha Locke Cammack ’09

In Memory of Mr. George Carruthers Covington ’71 Mr. and Mrs. John McNeale Moncure ’71

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