THE MAGAZINE OF EPISCOPAL HIGH SCHOOL â€˘ Spring 2010
Student Musicians Earn District Honors
CAM PA I G N U P D AT E :
Regional Campaigns Kick Off Alumni in Education
SUSTAINING A TRADITION OF OUTSTANDING FACULTY Episcopal’s Roll Call is a call to action – and, each year, alumni, parents, faculty, and friends answer that call, allowing the School to maintain its exceptional faculty and state-of-the-art facilities. The Episcopal experience is unique and life-shaping, and students form strong friendships with their classmates and teachers that will last a lifetime.
J O H N WA L K E R
Faculty Member 1969-2009 “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.”
amy fannon ’94 and episcopal’s first 48 girls “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.”
“whispers” dedication, the class of 1979
Faculty Member Since 2001 “Episcopal, to me, is about raising children. As John Walker said to me one time early in my career, ‘They may not remember the nuances of “Hamlet,” but they will remember you.’ That statement exemplifies the importance of this profession – that these students form impressions that will last them their entire lives. It also summarizes the responsibility I share with my fellow teachers – that the literature, while important to our pupils’ development as human beings, must be taught by someone who cares about their learning. For the students, a good mentor opens the world to possibility; he does not impose limits. Our most important role here is to help students discover this world of possibilities.”
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Contents highlights of this issue
A Passion for Teaching
From the Headmaster
EHS Alumni Educate a New Generation 26
Donor Profile Mary Beth and Phillip Thomas ’81 Support EHS 27
The EHS Promise: A Campaign for Episcopal High School Episcopal Hits The Road For Regional Campaign Events; Campus Construction Projects Continue
On the cover: This winter, seven of Episcopal’s student musicians were selected for and participated in three different district honor ensembles (see full article on page 14). Front row, from left: Han Jun Bae ’12, Stuart Agnew ’12, Melissa Park ’13, Wonhee Lim ’12, and Tom Peabody ’10; back row: Alessandra Gavin ’12 and Abby Halm ’13.
Episcopal High School admits students of any race, gender, color, sexual orientation, or 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: Paul Blake ’10, David Douglas, James Fitts, Christina Holt, Don Lassell, and Elizabeth Watts Printing and Design: Fannon Fine Printing, LLC
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From the Headmaster
Rob Hershey with Saint Pinckney ’65, chair of the Richmond Regional Campaign Committee, at the regional kickoff event on Feb. 24.
he 2009-10 school year has been significantly framed by dramatic natural events – the fall arrival of H1N1 and its impact on the EHS community and “Snowmaggedon 2010,” in which we received almost three feet of snow on campus in one week! It is safe to say that in the history of the School, there has likely never been greater excitement for the arrival of the delightful Virginia spring. These dramatic events revealed in students and faculty alike the very same qualities that we observe in the passage of daily life at EHS – good judgment and positive spirit, and the refusal to let a mere epidemic or climatological disaster break the rhythm of life on The Hill! Faculty, students, alumni, and the Board all have devoted time this year to engage in a process of defining the “core competencies” (skills and character traits) that we consider of greatest importance to every EHS graduate. This creative exercise has involved exploration and discussion of those qualities that we would like to see every graduate exhibit when they receive their diploma from Episcopal: critical thinking, creativity, communication skills, leadership, and integrity, among others. Once we complete this effort, we will use these findings to
inform the next round of strategic planning for EHS, a top priority of the Board of Trustees for next year. The launch of The Promise campaign has been an energizing experience. The response of alumni and parents at our Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Richmond, Piedmont Triad, and Charlotte launches has been heartening, with New York City scheduled for later this month, and other cities to follow. When I came to EHS 12 years ago, I did so because I recognized a School that “knows what it stands for,” and because of the incredibly loyal support of alumni, parents, and friends. Today, this same dynamic is alive and well, providing the foundation for everything we do to strengthen this wonderful School. Read the campaign update in this magazine and see how the important objectives now being fulfilled will serve future generations of EHS students. As we approach the conclusion of this 2009-10 school year, I reflect on how fortunate I am. If you have chosen to connect your life to education, as EHS alumni featured in this magazine have, you will understand when I say that working with this fine group of young people and this exceptional faculty is as good as it gets. Thank you for the many ways in which you sustain Episcopal and all of us!
Rob Hershey Headmaster
Around Campus Integrity in Action Speaker Challenges Students to Make a Difference co-director of aids-free world calls for “individual contributions to global society”
tephen Lewis, the director of AIDS-Free World, visited campus on Dec. 7 to speak to the EHS community and receive the Allen C. Phillips, Jr. Integrity in Action Award. Headmaster Rob Hershey opened the community gathering in Callaway Chapel, reminding students that “no one stands taller in the legend of EHS than Allen C. Phillips,” and that the Allen C. Phillips, Jr. Award “is one way the school presents honor, [so] that you will come to see honor as a way of life.” Honor Committee Chair Beirne Hutcheson ’10 introduced Lewis and praised him for “dedicating his life to the service of others.” Lewis has devoted the last two decades of his life to combatting the AIDS epidemic. He accepted the honor with enthusiasm, explaining that he believes that schools like EHS that emphasize integrity “inevitably prepare students to take on roles as global citizens.” He spoke about the United Nations’ Millennial Development Goals, and gave examples from his own experience working abroad to explain why it is so important to reach those goals. In a poignant moment, Lewis suggested that “the single most important struggle on the planet is the struggle for gender equality,” and said that “the most important part of honor is for young men to
Integrity in Action honoree Stephen Lewis met with members of Episcopal’s Honor Committee while on campus. (From left) Emmie Burns ’10, Vincent Mariano ’10, Lewis, and Beirne Hutcheson ’10.
honor and respect young women.” Despite the “depth and breadth of the poverty” in some developing nations, Lewis encouraged the audience to focus on individual change. “None of you should feel overwhelmed,” he said. “The problems are huge, but making a contribution to change is enormously gratifying in one’s personal life, and the opportunity to make that contribution is enormous.” Lewis’ organization, AIDS-Free
World, is an international advocacy organization that works to promote global responses to HIV/ AIDS. Lewis served as the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa from 2001 through 2006, and he is a professor in global health at McMaster University in Ontario. He holds 30 honorary degrees from Canadian universities and is a Companion of the Order of Canada, the highest honor for
lifetime achievement in Canada. In April 2005, TIME Magazine listed him as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. The Phillips Lecture on Integrity in Action honors former EHS faculty member Allen C. Phillips, Jr., who was known for his dedication to character, integrity, and sacrifice. It was established in 2000 by Headmaster Rob Hershey, John Burress ’54, John Walker ’79, and Ed Walker ’85. n
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Theologian in Residence: Chip Edens
he Rev. Chip Edens, the 2009-10 Theologian in Residence, visited campus from Jan. 25 to 29. He is the rector at Christ Church in Charlotte, N.C., which is attended by several EHS students. While on campus, Edens spoke in chapel and classes, and he held informal discussions with the Vestry and other students. Before joining Christ Church, Edens was vice rector at Saint Michael and All Angels, an Episcopal church in Dallas, Texas, and served as chaplain for both the Virginia Military Institute and Washington and Lee University. He is a graduate of Yale Divinity School and Hampden-Sydney College, and has studied at Harvard Business School, the Stanford Graduate School of Business, the Wharton School, and the Duke Center for Reconciliation and Justice. “I was very impressed with how informed students were on the issues that we face as a nation and world: poverty, war, political conflict, healthcare, the economy, and many others,” Edens said. “In
The Rev. Chip Edens chats with students over snacks in the Crosland Alumni Cottage. From left: Edens, Connor Williams ’10, Margaret Tolmie ’10, and Paul Blake ’10.
listening to the concerns of students, it is clear to me that there are two fundamental questions every EHS student will need to ask: ‘Will I engage and be a part of the solution?’ Or, in an effort
to avoid thinking about them, ‘Will I draw inward in pursuit of “personal happiness?”’ There is no real happiness in life without true meaning. My prayer is that every EHS student will find happiness
by living a life that seeks in some small way to heal our fractured world. It is always in the pursuit of a cause greater than ourselves that true meaning and happiness is found.” n
Cheston Knapp Is Episcopal’s Writer In Residence
his February, Episcopal welcomed Cheston Knapp to campus as Episcopal’s writer in residence. Knapp worked with the senior-level creative writing and non-fiction writing classes, as well as the Southern literature elective. He discussed composition with sophomore English students and met with the staffs of Episcopal’s literary magazines, Latham and Daemon, to discuss editing. “I decided that 2009-10 would be the year to focus on writing,” said Mason New, chair of the EHS English Department. “Thus, Cheston came to work with our students on the process of writing, to dispel the myth that some have ‘talent’ without working hard to become good writers. He showed our students both the beauty of good writing and the extensive process of revision it takes to create it.” Knapp is the managing editor of the award-winning literary magazine Tin House, as well director of the magazine’s Summer Writers Workshop. A graduate of the College of William and Mary, his literary works have been or will be published in One Story, Tin House, and Utne Reader magazines. n
As writer in residence, Cheston Knapp worked with students in the sophomore English classes. From left: Sydney Fenstermaker ’12, Theresa Schaefer ’12, Sam Falken ’12, Johnny Bond ’12, and Knapp.
EHS Students Attend Howard Hughes Lecture Series “Exploring Biodiversity”
hree Episcopal students attended the December 2009 lecture series “Exploring Biodiversity – The Search for New Medicines,” presented at the annual Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Holiday Lectures on Science. This year’s presentation discussed the effects nature and biodiversity have had on medicinal research. Mark Herzog ’11, Lanier Olsson ’11, and Jun Wu ’10 represented EHS at the two-day lecture for high school biology students, listening to presentations from keynote speakers Baldomero M. Olivera, Ph.D., and Bonnie L. Bassler, Ph.D. “Attending the lectures was a very enriching experience for me and exposed me to many new aspects of biodiversity and biology,” Olsson said. “I was encouraged to think about the impact of biology on the world and the endless opportunities it presents for study in the future.” Olivera, a professor of biology and neuroscientist at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, discussed the marine cone snail and the ways its venom is used in medical research and the treatment of neurological diseases. Bassler, who won a 2002 MacArthur Fellowship, spoke about bacterial communication and how its disruption can be used to develop new drugs. “Science is an ever-changing and progressing field. So it’s one thing to read from a textbook about things that happened in years past, but a whole new, exhilarating experience to learn about new developments that won’t even make it into our textbooks for years, especially when we’re being taught by the scientists at the forefront of these studies,” Herzog said. n
Mark Herzog ’11 (far left), Lanier Olsson ’11, and Jun Wu ’10, pictured with their science teacher, Joe Halm, attended the annual Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Holiday Lectures on Science.
EHS Students Receive Athletic Honors
he Alexandria Sportsman’s Club honored three EHS students as Athlete(s) of the Month during the school year’s first semester: Abby Halm ’13 (left), cross country, received the honor in October; Alex Smith ’10, soccer, in November; and Shantell Bingham ’11, track and field, in December.
This fall, Hunter deButts ’10 was named Player of the Year by the Fairfax County Football Hall of Fame. He also was ranked among DCSportsFan.com’s Super 60, a listing of the site’s picks for the top 60 football players in the Washington, D.C., area.
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A Winter Wonderland
his winter, the Washington, D.C., area experienced an historic level of snowfall â€“ according to The Washington Post, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport recorded 55.9 inches of snow between December 2009 and February 2010, surpassing the previous record of 54.4 inches during the winter of 1898-99. Episcopalâ€™s students took full advantage of the wintry weather, engaging in snowball fights, building snowmen, and sledding on campus. EHS dining hall and facilities staff members remained on campus and worked tirelessly through the storms, and a resulting power outage, ensuring the community had plenty of food and doing their best to make campus safe in the icy conditions. n
from the archives
Weathering the “Snow King” Blizzard of 1899 “The weather simply fearful – much the worst yet! Drifts and driving as is very rarely seen. Snow piled a foot high inside the parlour window on the NW side. House passage from front to rear ½ in deep snow … No sending to town, no mail dispatched or received. Dining room at supper barely hospitable … No vehicle has arrived or departed today.” – Headmaster Launcelot Blackford Diaries Feb. 13, 1899
it by the historic “Snow King” blizzard of 1899, Episcopal’s students and faculty endured more than 40 inches of snow, drifts several feet high, single-digit temperatures, wind speeds in excess of 35 miles an hour (35 mph gusting to 48 mph), no water due to frozen pipes, and interrupted deliveries. In typical Episcopal fashion, the students and faculty persevered through the historic 1899 snow storm with minimal interruption to the School routine. The only documented disruption of schedule was delayed breakfast service on the morning of Feb. 14, because no water was available for cooking.
Winter continued into March with a late-season snow that tested the spirits of students and faculty alike. Of that storm, a writer for The E.H.S. Chronicle recounted: “We sat around the society stoves, with cold air playing scales on our blackboards, a morose and mournful crowd, trying to picture ourselves in a temperature of 100° in the shade, lolling under the old walnut playing mumble the peg. We have just gotten ourselves up to the point where all present ills are forgotten, when a gust of wind stronger than the last rattles the panes and causes us to wonder whether life is worth living at all. However, with characteristic High School spirit, we began all again.” – March 15, 1899 edition of The E.H.S. Chronicle
“We are just through the great storm, a stress of weather which will be talked about probably for a century to come. Monday was our worst day and that was simply terrific. Happily we had food, fuel enough, but could not escape the penalty of modern improvements i.e. the freezing of steam and water pipes and the consequences, discomfort and oppression.” – February 19, 1899 letter to Launcelot Blackord’s sister The “Snow King” blizzard of 1899 covered EHS and the neighboring Virginia Theological Seminary (pictured) with snow. Photos courtesy of George McLaren Brydon Papers, Virginia Theological Seminary Archives
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Exhibition: “Hyers + Mebane Selected Works”
his January, Will Mebane ’91, a former EHS faculty member and now a commercial photographer, returned to campus to help install an exhibition of photographs he took with fellow documentary photographer Martin Hyers, titled “Hyers + Mebane Selected Works.” The exhibition, which was displayed in the Angie Newman Johnson Gallery at the Ainslie Arts Center through March, featured a collection of images from three projects completed between 2004 and 2009. The first project, “Empire,” includes more than 10,000 photographs taken in both public and private spaces located in 25 different states. According to the artists’ exhibition description: “While photographing in public, they met strangers on the street. They explained their intention to create a photographic time-capsule of American objects. Moments later, they would drive to [the strangers’] homes or workplaces where they were given permission to photograph freely.” The other two projects have similar documentary purposes. “Vegas” is a collection of images that were taken on the Las Vegas Strip in May 2008, and “Levittown” is a record of the Levittown, N.Y., housing development, considered to be the archetype for post-World War II suburban development. “It documents what America looks like in terms of what we have,” said David Douglas, EHS visual arts teacher. “When you look at the wall of images, you see all of these photographs, but it’s meant to be looked at as one piece. How the camera sees these objects is in many ways how the human eye sees them. They are not romanticized in any way, but are rather meant to be seen as a record of the things we have.” n
The exhibition includes photographs from three different projects on which photographers Martin Hyers and Will Mebane ’91 collaborated between 2004 and 2009.
Will Mebane ’91 (pictured) worked with longtime friend David Douglas, EHS visual arts teacher, to install the exhibition in the Angie Newman Johnson Gallery.
To Haiti, With Love
n the weeks after the tragic earthquake that struck Haiti on Jan. 12, killing more than 200,000 people and leaving thousands more homeless, injured, and in need of assistance, the EHS community came together to offer what they could to the devastated country. Members of Episcopal’s Service Council went from dorm to dorm collecting money and clothing. Students gave more than 500 pounds of clothing, which was in turn donated to the Haiti Micah Project, a charitable organization dedicated to assisting Haitian children. The clothing will go to the charity’s facility for orphaned children in Mirebalais, located outside Port-au-Prince. “We were amazed by the community response to the relief efforts – in particular the initial clothing and change drive that we initiated two days after the earthquake struck,” said Stewart Cory ’10, co-president of the Service Council. “Something about the timeliness and urgency of the issue seemed to really strike a chord with the student body.” On Jan. 18, students and faculty participated in “Waiting for Haiti,” volunteering their earnings as waiters for a Monday night seated meal to the Service Council’s fund-raising efforts. About 48 teachers and students donated their time, and those who could not serve as waiters paid $2 to come “dressed down” to the meal. Other student organizations also contributed to the School’s fundraising efforts. The EHS Cooking Club baked and sold homemade treats at a varsity basketball game, raising $250. The Student Association for the Visual Arts donated more than $500 they earned through “Mugs for Haiti,” a fundraiser in which 25 participants made and fired 115 ceramic mugs that were later sold filled with hot chocolate and marshmallows. Even those beyond Episcopal’s gates joined the cause. At the National Chamber Players’ concert on Jan. 19, the School received $400 from attendees in response to a request for free-will donations for Haitian relief organizations. To date, the Council has collected more than $3,000 in donations. The money was distributed equally among three charitable organizations: Oxfam International, Partners In Health, and Episcopal Relief & Development. “I spend day on day with students from Episcopal and know them to be good kids. But the depth of their empathy and willingness to work and give to support Haitian relief has stunned me. It’s in moments like these that I am so proud of our students and honored to be able to work with them,” said The Rev. Gideon Pollach, EHS head chaplain. n
In the immediate aftermath of the earthquake, EHS students, including Mark Herzog ’11 (left) and Paul Blake ’10, went from dorm to dorm and collected 500 pounds of clothing to be donated through the Haiti Micah Project.
The Student Association for the Visual Arts organized “Mugs for Haiti,” creating, decorating, and firing 115 mugs that were later sold and delivered filled with hot chocolate and marshmallows. From left: Danielle Molina ’10, Paige Weber ’10, and ceramics teacher Nat Duffield.
To date, the EHS Service Council has raised more than $3,000, which was distributed equally among the charitable organizations Oxfam International, Partners In Health, and Episcopal Relief & Development. From left: Stewart Cory ’10 and Vincent Mariano ’10. Episcopal’s Cooking Club sold homemade baked goods at a basketball game and raised $250 to donate to relief efforts in Haiti.
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Winter Musical: “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”
rom Feb. 18 to 20, Episcopal’s theater program staged a production of Tony-award-winning musical “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” The show follows the antics of several high-achieving adolescents as they compete for a spot at the national spelling bee. Former Bee champion Rona Lisa Peretti (Liz Helm ’12) and Vice Principal Douglas Panch (Sam Falken ’12) do their best to keep the irrepressible spellers in line as they sing, dance, spell, and even skate through the production. The audience got into the act as well: volunteers could sign up before the show to compete as one of three “last-minute additions” to the bee line-up. The volunteer spellers had their chance to “compete” in the bee, and were even guided through dance numbers by the cast members. As each contestant was disqualified for misspelling a word, they were handed a juice box and led off the stage by Comfort Counselor Mitch Mahoney (Baker Patton ’12), who was there “working off his community service.” “I really enjoyed being in the musical this year. We had a very talented and well-rounded cast that was fun to be around every day,” said Caroline Liddick ’10, who played Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre. “It was also a lot of fun to bring in people from the audience, and while we were rehearsing we would pull in crew members. Because of [the audience participation] each show was a different experience. And it was so satisfying to hear teachers say that it’s the best play they’ve seen here. It made all of the effort we put into the play worth it.” “There were quite a few reasons why I thought this show would be a good fit for EHS. I loved the music and then found the script hilarious, for high schoolers as well as for adults in the audience,” said
Student actors sang – and spelled – their way into the audience’s hearts. From left: Alex Covert ’12 (Marcy Park), Sarah Hulbert ’11 (Olive Ostrovsky), Caroline Liddick ’10 (Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre), Liz Helm ’12 (Rona Lisa Peretti), Eric Chow ’13 (Leaf Coneybear), George Thorne ’11 (William Barfee), and Christian Browning ’13 (Mick Creevey).
The cast of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” Front row: Sam Falken ’12, George Thorne ’11, Caroline Liddick ’10, Sarah Hulbert ’11, Baker Patton ’12, Maria Cox ’11, and Liz Helm ’12; second row: Emma DiFrancesco ’12, Eric Chow ’13, and Russell Pierson ’12; back row: Mackenzie Nichols ’11, Alex Covert ’12, and Christian Browning ’13.
Theater Director Chuck Leonard. “The real hook was the manner in which the script uses audience volunteers as spellers, which made the show wonderfully interactive and relied on a little improvisation from the cast. Improv is a theatrical area I have been emphasizing this year, teaching a class each semester and expanding the Improv Club.” “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” opened on Broadway in 2005, and that year it won Tony awards for Best Book of
a Musical and Best Featured Actor. The rights for non-professional groups only recently became available, and EHS was the first high school in Virginia to produce the musical. n
Some of the best lines of the night came from the bee’s administrators: the host, Rona Lisa Peretti (Liz Helm ’12), and the word pronouncer, Vice Principal Douglas Panch (Sam Falken ’12).
Eight Commit to Collegiate Athletics
piscopal is proud to congratulate its most recent group of college athletes: Mike Jones ’10 will play football at Colby College; M.C. McClellan ’10 will join Amherst College’s lacrosse team; Henry Eshelman ’10 will wrestle for Washington and Lee University; Hunter deButts ’10 will play lacrosse at Princeton University; Cal Bobola ’10
will join Hamilton College’s soccer team; Patrick Ristau ’10 will play lacrosse for Saint Joseph’s University (Pa.); Sage Ofray ’10 will run track for Dickinson College; and Sarah Cauthen ’10 will join the field hockey team at Hamilton College. n
Mike Jones ’10
M.C. McClellan ’10
Henry Eshelman ’10
Hunter deButts ’10
Cal Bobola ’10
Patrick Ristau ’10
Sage Ofray ’10
Sarah Cauthen ’10
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EHS Art Goes To City Hall
or six months in 2010, the work of some of Episcopal’s best student artists will be displayed in a semi-permanent exhibition in Alexandria’s City Hall. The student work appears as part of Art in City Hall, a collaborative program between the Alexandria Commission for the Arts and The Art League. Visual arts teacher Liz Vorlicek learned about the local program and thought it would be a perfect way to share EHS student work with the larger community. “The Arts Department has tried in the past few years to get our student work out into the world outside of EHS as much as possible,” Vorlicek said. “Seeking a show in Alexandria seemed like a great opportunity and a natural next step for this outreach. Our student work is very accomplished, and I think that it has a lot of potential to bring a slice of EHS into the community and to give back through artwork.” Art students Will Frazier ’10 and Alexandra Vandeventer ’10 were asked to select the 24 pieces to be displayed. The photographs, drawings, and paintings selected were all created by students in the Advanced Placement 2-D art class. “This body of work represents the best of what AP students have created thus far this year. It was hard to limit the show to 24 pieces, as all of the work in both photography and drawing this year is particularly strong,” Frazier said. The pieces are displayed in three locations within Alexandria’s City Hall: in two conference rooms, one in the city manager’s office and one in the City Council board room, and in an employee lounge. n
Alexandra Vandeventer ’10 and Will Frazier ’10 curated the exhibition of EHS student art displayed in Alexandria’s City Hall.
Episcopal Commissions Original Performance for National Chamber Players Concert
n Jan. 19, the Dana Tai Soon Burgess & Co. dance company took the stage in Pendleton Hall to premiere an original dance commissioned by Episcopal High School during a concert by the National Chamber Players. The dance company choreographed the performance, titled “A Moment in Time,” to “Quartet No. 2” by composer Philip Glass. Four members of the National Chamber Players remained on the stage to accompany the dancers’ routine. “In creating this work, the dance company focused on musical intention in relation to the image of the psychological terrain which surrounds a relationship. I hope that this work will allow for a deeper understanding of how dance and music interact and offer you as the audience an experience of sublime beauty,” choreographer Dana Tai Soon Burgess wrote in the concert’s program notes. n
Uncovering Buried Treasures advanced latin students translate “nuremberg chronicle”
his winter and spring, the five students in Episcopal’s Advanced Topics in Latin course worked on a project that has never before been done – translation of the “Nuremberg Chronicle” from the ancient Latin to English. The “Nuremberg Chronicle” is part of Episcopal’s rare book collection and was donated to the School in 1995 by a generous alumnus. Written in 1493, the book details what was then considered the history of the world, in accordance with the Bible. With help from their teacher, Jeff Streed, the students translated three of the book’s seven ages, or chapters, which amounts to more than 50 oversized pages of Latin. Many of the words and symbols are obscure, which called for some research on the students’ part – they consulted sources ranging from online research sites to the neighboring Virginia Theological Seminary. As they worked, the students created an abecedary, a list of letters of the alphabet for use in the translation. The project expanded from a strict abecedary to a more comprehensive electronic reference guide for use in translating the book’s words and pictures. Each of the class’ five students – John Henry ’10, Catherine Lambert ’11, Chelsea Jack ’10, Jake Love ’11, and Michael Vance ’12 – was assigned to each age of the chronicle, and each student created a part of the abecedary.
Jeff Streed’s Advanced Topics in Latin class translated the “Nuremberg Chronicle” from ancient Latin to English, which has not been done before. From left: John Henry ’10, Streed, Jake Love ’11, Catherine Lambert ’11, Chelsea Jack ’10, and Michael Vance ’12.
“One of the most useful parts of our work on the ‘Nuremberg Chronicle’ is creating an abecedary. This is a list of letters, words, and phrases found in the chronicle that have been abbreviated or replaced with unique symbols, similar to shorthand,” Henry said. “It is our job to decipher each symbol using clues from the context and create pictures of the symbols to add to the abecedary. Then, when others come across the symbols later on, they can refer to the abecedary to see if anyone else had figured it out before, mak-
ing their work that much easier.” The students were enthusiastic about the project, which they compared to cracking a code or, as Lambert said, “uncovering buried treasure.” In April, they will present their work to a panel of experts, including Dr. Gregory Hayes, an expert in manuscripts and early printed books from the University of Virginia, as well as Episcopal’s own Dr. Rick Dixon, chair of the Foreign Languages Department, and Episcopal’s physician, Dr. Bruce Kraut, who holds a Ph.D. in classics from
Princeton. The class’s work also will be displayed during Parents’ Weekend. “Working on this book really is like being on an excavation. The chronicle has never been translated into English before, and students decipher its symbols and words as they might remove artifacts from the earth,” said Latin teacher Jeff Streed. “Every bit of the book gives them new insight into how scholars of the Renaissance saw God, themselves, and the world around them. My students, and I, can’t get enough of it!” n
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New In Print “Boys, Girls and Other Hazardous Materials”
by w. perry epes ’65
by rosalind wiseman
n Jan. 12, author Rosalind Wiseman released her first young adult novel, “Boys, Girls and Other Hazardous Materials.” The book follows new freshman Charlie Haley as she enters high school looking to stay “drama-free,” and explores classic issues of friendship, betrayal, and the lengths to which teens will go for acceptance. Wiseman, a regular consultant on teen issues at Episcopal since 2006, worked on the book with an EHS creative writing class during the 2007-08 school year. The students read a chapter each week and gave Wiseman feedback that helped shape the final novel. “I am so grateful that [English teacher] Tim Jaeger gave me the opportunity to work with his class as I was writing my novel,” Wiseman
said. “It was hard to hand over my writing to the students, because they could have destroyed me. But while they were pretty straightforward when they didn’t like something, we would end up laughing about it and changing it to be more realistic. I wish every book I write could be part of a class.”
n April 2, EHS English teacher Perry Epes ’65 published his first book of poetry, “Nothing Happened.” The book, printed by non-profit literary organization The Word Works, is available for purchase online at www.wordworksdc.com. “After many years of workshopping poems for my M.F.A. and in writing groups and publishing a few in small magazines, it is very rewarding to have ‘Nothing Happened’ finally happen and to see how the poems cohere and enhance each other in an integral collection,” Epes said. From the book jacket: “This Southern poet addresses what has been built and left standing. No surprise that there are elephants in many rooms still. A recurring image of falling like Icarus looms over these poems, as in our primal dreams of flying. To echo Dickinson, falling is all we know of heaven, and all we need of hell.” n
EHS Student Musicians Earn Honors
his January, Episcopal musicians were selected for three different honor ensembles within the Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors’ Association District 10. Stuart Agnew ’12, Wonhee Lim ’12, and Melissa Park ’13 were asked to join the District 10 Honor Orchestra, while Pen Agnew ’11, Han Jun Bae ’12, Alessandra Gavin ’12, Abby Halm ’13, and Tom Peabody ’10 earned seats in the District 10 Band. Peabody also won a seat in the tenor sax section of the District 10 Jazz Band. These student musicians competed with more than 400 local high school students from Fairfax County, Alexandria City, and area private schools. Students were asked to play both scales and a prepared piece during auditions, as well as to “sight read,” or play a musical piece not previously seen or rehearsed. n
Eight of Episcopal’s student musicians earned seats in honor ensembles this year. Front row: Abby Halm ’13, Melissa Park ’13, and Alessandra Gavin ’12; back row: Tom Peabody ’10, Stuart Agnew ’12, Wonhee Lim ’12, and Pen Agnew ’11. Not pictured: Han Jun Bae ’12.
Winter Sports Highlights varsity wrestling The varsity wrestling team finished their season with a strong 15-5 record, including a 39-28 win over Woodberry Forest School. The team finished second in the IAC tournament, where wrestlers Adam Lynne ’12, Henry Eshelman ’10, and Alex Henry ’11 were named IAC champions. At the state tournament, the team finished second out of 28 teams and scored Episcopal’s highest point total since 1992, with a 45-20 tournament record. Six EHS wrestlers placed in the top four of their weight class at the state meet and qualified for nationals – Eshelman, Quinn Caslow ’12, Armour Shaw ’12, Will Stokes ’10, Henry, and Hunter Fairchild ’11.
girls’ varsity track The girls’ varsity track and field team won the Hoxton Invitational this winter, and Sarah Dillard ’10 broke her own shot put record. Dillard was state champion in shot put, and teammate Shantell Bingham ’11 was state champion in the 55-meter hurdles; both girls were undefeated at home this season. The girls’ 4 x 200-meter relay team of Bingham, Cameron Baker ’11, Jasmine Jones ’11, and Olivia Griswold ’13 placed third for All-State honors.
boys’ varsity basketball The boys’ varsity basketball team finished its season ranked third in the IAC, with a 17-8 overall record. The boys earned a No. 4 state ranking and advanced to the Virginia State Tournament, where they were defeated in the quarter-finals. The team was listed in The Washington Post’s Top 20 for four consecutive weeks during the season, and players Arnaud Adala Moto ’12 and Sadiq Abubakar ’11 earned All-IAC honors.
girls’ varsity squash On Feb. 20, the girls’ varsity squash team hosted The Potomac School and The Madeira School for the first invitational of its kind at EHS. Players won points in separate round-robin tournaments based on ladder position. EHS took first place with 37 points and won the tournament’s first traveling trophy. Episcopal hopes to expand the tournament to include more ISL teams as the sport continues to grow within the area. n
winter records Boys’ Varsity Basketball.....................................................................17-8 Boys’ JV Basketball..........................................................................6-10 Boys’ Junior Basketball.......................................................................1-9 Boys’ Varsity Squash.........................................................................11-8 Boys’ JV Squash..............................................................................10-1 Boys’ Track and Field................................... Hoxton Invitational - 2nd Place Boys’ Varsity Wrestling......................................................................15-5 Boys’ JV Wrestling..............................................................................1-2 Girls’ Varsity Basketball......................................................................2-20 Girls’ JV Basketball...........................................................................7-10 Girls’ Varsity Squash............................................................................4-7 Girls’ JV Squash.................................................................................8-4 Girls’ Track and Field..................................... Hoxton Invitational - 1st Place
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Episcopal Visits The United Nations
his March, Episcopal students and teachers discussed gender equality and women’s rights at the United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women at U.N. Headquarters in New York City. The event was a 15-year review of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action that was put in place at the U.N.’s Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China, in 1995. Its mission is to remove “all the obstacles to women’s active participation in all spheres of public and private life through a full and equal share in economic, social, cultural, and political decision-making.” Seven members of Episcopal’s Service Council – Paul Blake ’10, Stewart Cory ’10, Coles Lawton ’10, Sarah Cauthen ’10, Lanier Olsson ’11, Nancy Walker ’11, and Mary Frantz ’11 – traveled to New York with EHS Chaplain The Rev. Gideon Pollach and math teacher Mimi Hobart to attend the event. They were sponsored by the office of the Anglican Observer at the United Nations, and each received official U.N. credentials. “I think the students felt empowered as part of an international committee to effect change for women and girls in the developing world – that they had a stake in the process,” Pollach said. During the trip, the EHS visitors worked closely with AIDS-Free World, the organization headed by this year’s Integrity in Action Award winner, Stephen Lewis. The organization provided advocacy training for the Episcopal students and teachers, who in turn delivered a paper written by Lewis and other organization members, “Electing to Rape: Sexual Terror in Mugabe’s Zimbabwe,” to The Most Rev. Katherine Jefferts Schori, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church. The students discussed women’s advocacy causes, both national and
Members of Episcopal’s Service Council display the official United Nations credentials they received while attending the U.N.’s Commission on the Status of Women this March. From left: Paul Blake ’10, School Chaplain The Rev. Gideon Pollach, Sarah Cauthen ’10, Stewart Cory ’10, Nancy Walker ’11, Coles Lawton ’10, Mary Frantz ’11, Lanier Olsson ’11, and EHS Math Teacher Mimi Hobart.
international, and the advancement of women in leadership during their audience with Schori. The students chose which events to attend, including “CEDAW (Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination of All Forms against Women) as a Tool for Gender Equality in Sports” and “Addressing and Reaffirming Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Rights.” Other discussions addressed issues of gender equality reform at the U.N., religious freedom, and sexual orientation. “The conference opened my eyes to region-specific issues women are facing, as well as allowed me to meet many different people from all around the world,” said Cauthen, who heads Episcopal’s Girls Task Force. “I really enjoyed
learning about the steps being taken to promote gender equality and women’s rights and to see the successes many organizations have achieved thus far. It was truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and I thank the School for allowing me to be a part of it!” “It was great to, as a boy, attend a women’s rights conference, because it afforded me a perspective on gender equalities that many men are unable to see,” said Blake, co-president of the EHS Service Council. “I was able to see the gender equality issues from the perspective of the women involved. The lessons and facts learned in New York will help the Service Council develop projects to ensure gender equality on campus.” n
Fall Varsity Athletics Award Winners
Front row: Emma Holt ’12 (N.C.), Coach’s Award for girls’ soccer; Marion Williams ’12, Ruth K. Rainey Award for Most Valuable Player for field hockey; Lauren Mealy ’12, Most Improved Player for girls’ tennis; Elizabeth Buyck ’12, Coach’s Award for girls’ cross country; Rachel Hurley ’10, John J. and Mary Turner Tilman Corson Award for Most Valuable Player for girls’ soccer; Sarah Cauthen ’10, Coach’s Award for field hockey; Will Stokes ’10, Alexander Spotswood Award for football; and Connor Williams ’10, Most Valuable Player for girls’ tennis. Back row: Julia Baker ’13, Most Improved Player for girls’ soccer; Cal Bobola ’10, Coach’s Award for boys’ soccer; Alex Smith ’10, Peyton S. Hawes III Award for Most Valuable Player for boys’ soccer; Reid Nickle ’11, Parker Reed Carr Award for Most Valuable Runner for boys’ cross country; Hunter deButts ’10, Moncure Award for Most Valuable Player for football; Tom Peabody ’10, Coach’s Award for boys’ cross country; Mary Foran ’10, Most Valuable Player for volleyball; Alessandra Gavin ’12, Most Improved Runner for girls’ cross country; John Henry ’10, Most Improved Runner for boys’ cross country; Sarah Dillard ’10, Coach’s Award for volleyball; Tier Gibbons ’11, Most Improved Player for football; Elizabeth Henderson ’11, Most Improved Player for volleyball; Lee Cowden ’10, John Strubing Coach’s Award for football; Eleanor Blaine ’10, Coach’s Award for girls’ tennis; Leah Dodson ’10, Most Improved Player for field hockey; Coles Lawton ’10, Most Valuable Runner for girls’ cross country; and Austin deButts ’12, Winniett Peters Award for football. Not pictured: Arnaud Adala Moto ’12, Most Improved Player for boys’ soccer. n
Fall Student Art Show
ach semester, the EHS Arts Department showcases the work of its advanced art students. Every student in an upper-level visual arts class contributes a piece to the show, which highlights photography, drawing, painting, and ceramics – including these ceramic fruit and vegetables. n
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Science Olympiad Goes For The Gold
n Feb. 27, the EHS Science Olympiad team competed in the 2010 Northern Virginia Regional Science Olympiad Finals in Fairfax, Va. Episcopal’s team competed against 22 high schools, including Woodberry Forest School. The 10-student team placed fourth in the region, the highest placement among the private schools in attendance. The team competed in 15 events and placed in seven, earning three gold medals, one silver medal, two bronze medals, and one fifth-place medal. Great Thavapatikom ’10 medaled in every event in which he competed, earning two gold medals and one silver, and Jun Wu ’10 placed in the top 10 in each of the five rounds in which he competed. “Creativity, precision, and breadth of knowledge are the keys to success in Science Olympiad,” Wu said. “We were able to achieve them this year, because we worked together as a team. At the time of competition, everyone was fully prepared and all contributed to our amazing fourth-place trophy. I believe this young team of scientists will have an even more fruitful season next year.” n
The Science Olympiad team earned seven medals at the 2010 Northern Virginia Regional Science Olympiad Finals this February. Front row, from left: Christian von Hassell ’12, Jun Wu ’10, Cathy Bai ’11, and Julian Lockhart ’12; back row: Advisor Kim Olsen, Jesse Ling ’12, Amy Ren ’12, Bethany Gordon ’12, Wonhee Lim ’12, Ji Hong Min ’12, and science teachers Jim Chesson ’79 and Carolyn Lewis. Not pictured: Great Thavapatikom ’10.
complete medal results Chemistry Lab: Great Thavapatikom ’10 and Julian Lockhart ’12 “It’s About Time” (Timing Instrument): Great Thavapatikom ’10 and Wonhee Lim ’12 Mousetrap Vehicle: Ji Hong Min ’12 and Julian Lockhart ’12 (constructed by Min and Kellsey Beal ’10) Silver Medal Physics Lab: Great Thavapatikom ’10 and Jun Wu ’10 Bronze Medals “Egg-O-Naut” (Bottle Rocket): Jesse Ling ’12 and Ji Hong Min ’12 Experimental Design: Cathy Bai ’11, Christian von Hassell ’12, and Jun Wu ’10 Fifth-Place Medal Ecology: Cathy Bai ’11 and Jun Wu ’10 Gold Medals
Volunteer Spotlight virginia w. moore ’ 03 new york, n.y.
hen Ginny Moore ’03 runs along the Hudson River in New York City, her favorite shirt to wear is an old Episcopal athletic issue T-shirt. She said hearing the shout “Hey, High School!” from a passer-by will always bring a smile to her face. The shirt is an easily recognizable symbol of her Episcopal experience, something that every graduate probably has in their wardrobe – whether they graduated five years ago or 25 years ago. “Other people spot it and ask me if I went to school there, or they want to know, ‘What’s Episcopal?’” Moore said. “It’s the shirt that I wear that gets me the most feedback.” Moore wrote about the EHS issue T-shirt this year, creatively appealing to her class to support the Roll Call, Episcopal’s annual fund. She is in her second year as Roll Call chair for the Class of 2003, and has been a regular supporter of the EHS Roll Call since her graduation. Though Moore’s not a high-level donor – or, at least, not yet – her regular contributions to the annual fund are her way of continuing to support the School and its current students. “Supporting the Roll Call is directly enhancing the present student and faculty experience, and it is where a bunch of small contributions actually make a big difference,” Moore said. “For example, I recall hearing that the Roll Call funds the supplies for banners for The Game. The banners’ inside jokes my senior year were pretty funny, and I liked reading [the 2009 banners] when I returned last November. I might not be able to give much, but I’d like to think I helped pay for at least one banner that I didn’t understand this year! The Roll Call is vital to the more everyday things that are important to making the EHS student’s experience above anywhere else, and as an alum, you feel that you mattered.” She took on the role of class chair to help support Episcopal and to step outside her comfort zone and develop her leadership skills. Soliciting financial support is a new experience for her, one she doesn’t have in her career as an appraisal coordinator at Doyle New York, an auction house in New York City.
In addition to her role as class chair, Moore organized a small gathering for March Madness last year. She got together with Marla Woodford ’03 and Devon Morten ’03 to catch up and call members of their class. Moore said it was a lot of fun, because all three girls got to overhear what their classmates said about their lives now. She thinks she did a better job raising money for the Roll Call with support in the room. Moore said that her continuing involvement with the School has been rewarding, both personally and professionally. She encourages other young alumni to stay connected to the school, not just through giving, but also by volunteering and staying in touch with classmates. “Staying connected doesn’t take much, but gives back generously. I am so happy that I chose to own my Episcopal alum title in college and now as a younger graduate,” Moore said. “If you do not carry on the affiliation, you forgo an easy network that has opened countless doors for me. The influence of being an EHS alum in college was fairly predictable, but after I graduated, Episcopal’s impact has been astronomically more than expected, mostly in surprises, and 100 percent positive. I can’t express enough how great the returns have been.” Moore hopes to raise her class’s giving level this year, not only in actual dollar amounts, but also in participation. Any gift makes a difference, she said, as well as raising the class participation percentage. “The Roll Call is particularly great for young alums because any amount counts as participation. I am impressed with those classes who pull through with large participation, and it makes me wonder what about their year makes so many want to give,” Moore said. “My gift is meant to speak to my class; it is maintenance on my long-term bridge with them. I hope that young alumni will take this perspective when they think about giving. Certain classes do stick together more, and I think that supporting early on improves how you will relate to your class down the road.” n
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Passion For Teaching alumni share their knowledge with a new generation of students
“I hope I can plant some seeds so that students can be reflective and thoughtful and honest in their lives, and see that life is ultimately about giving back to this world and being fulfilled, versus just acquiring.” bud cox ’71
he role of an Episcopal faculty member is much more than just presenting course material; EHS teachers serve as students’ mentors, dorm parents, coaches, confidants, and friends. On dorm, in class, on the playing field, and even in their personal lives, EHS teachers live the School’s traditions of honor and integrity. They serve as role models, guiding students as they become thoughtful, principled adults. They also inspire their students. If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, it should not be lost on generations of EHS faculty members that many graduates now work in education – it is one of the highest career concentrations among Episcopal alumni. Here, read the stories of five alumni who were inspired by their own teachers to carry on the legacy of education, men and women who strive to make a difference in students’ lives each day.
Their Lives apryl grasty ’96 blue school manhattan, new york Dance/Movement Specialist Admissions Coordinator After-School Program Coordinator
pryl Grasty ’96 wears many hats at the Blue School in New York City – she is the head of the dance and movement program, and she is also developing the after-school program and working as an admissions coordinator. Blue School was founded in 2006 by the performing artists known as Blue Man Group, and it has already expanded from only children aged 2 years through kindergarten to now include first grade, with plans to grow to fifth grade. The school incorporates creativity and the arts into its curriculum, which drew Grasty to join its faculty. “It’s a place where children are excited to come to school,” Grasty said. “And not only are they excited to come to school, but they’re happy in school. Creativity is a huge focus, so the amount of detail and just heightened awareness to possibilities within education and curriculum is vibrant within our school.” Though working at such a young institution has its challenges, Grasty is no stranger to hard work. She studied dance at the University of the Arts, where she discovered a passion for teaching. She went on to earn a master’s degree in education, with a concentration in dance, from Teacher’s College at Columbia University, and then spent five years as a movement teacher at The Riverside Church Weekday School in New York City. While at the Weekday School, she became curious about dance therapy as a way to reach struggling students. Academics have never come easily for Grasty, and she said that has drawn her to work with students who also find academics more challenging. She left New York to earn a second master’s degree in dance/movement therapy and counseling from Columbia College in Chicago, but she returned to join the faculty at Blue School after completing her training in 2008. She attributes her drive to succeed in part to her time at Episcopal. Grasty said that her teachers always supported and encouraged her, and that she learned to be resilient at EHS. “There was a warmth and empathy that [the faculty] had for me that I’ve definitely taken as a lesson in my own practice,” Grasty said. “I had many failures and many bumps along the way, but I was always encouraged to keep trying. The teachers there taught me resilience, and that’s something that has served me well throughout my educational career, well past Episcopal, and it’s something that I strive to bring to my students now.” Grasty recalled one experience at EHS that had a profound effect on her life. Just before the Commencement Exercises in her junior year, she found out she had not passed physics and would have to repeat the course. One of her teachers, Steve Lisk, noticed she was upset during the ceremony and
passed her a note asking what was wrong. Once they’d discussed the problem via notes, he closed with a few words that really stayed with her. “He wrote back, ‘Don’t give up, because right now you can’t see your potential, but I do,’” Grasty said. Although she loves her work at Blue School and doesn’t see herself leaving anytime soon, she is working toward her board certification and license in dance/movement therapy and counseling and hopes to go into private practice one day. Grasty said she wants to remain connected to the world of education, possibly as a consultant for other schools. “There is something that is just so wonderful about working in education. There are so few opportunities in life where you are witnessed by someone, and I have the ability to do that every day. I get to go in and be a witness for these children, and their lives do not go unnoticed because I am there, watching and seeing and reflecting, and it’s a wonderful thing,” Grasty said.
Grasty teaches dance and movement at the Blue School, which was founded by the performing artists Blue Man Group. She said the school’s emphasis on creativity drew her to join the faculty.
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A Community chuck baldecchi ’89 the lexington school lexington, kentucky Head of School
huck Baldecchi ’89 didn’t always want to be an educator – in fact, he said he originally aspired to be like “Gordon Gekko,” the finance titan played by Michael Douglas in the 1987 film “Wall Street.” However, the English teachers he had at Episcopal helped to convince him that his future might lie in a different direction. In particular, Baldecchi recalls a specific incident that occurred during a literature discussion in his sophomore English class with Ed Brown ’79. “He pointed to me in front of all my colleagues and said, ‘You would be a great teacher.’ I really crawled underneath the desk and was totally mortified, but it stuck with me,” Baldecchi said. “Because of that, when I went to college I double majored in economics and English.” He attended Denison University and interned both at a trading firm and as a teacher, which helped make up his mind. Soon after graduation, Baldecchi returned to EHS – this time as an English teacher. After a year at Episcopal, Baldecchi was certain that his future lay in education. He earned a master’s degree in liberal arts from St. John’s College, and
Baldecchi enjoys the fact that his three children all attend Lexington and still think it’s “cool” that their dad is the headmaster. From left: Baldecchi; his daughter, Bella; and his wife, Erin.
Chuck Baldecchi ’89 and Austin Hagan, a kindergartener at The Lexington School, show off their bowties.
after graduation he approached former EHS Headmaster Sandy Ainslie ’56 for advice on his next steps. Ainslie directed him to the man Baldecchi said he called “the best in the business” – Billy Peebles ’73, who was then head of Asheville School, a boarding high school in North Carolina. Baldecchi took a job teaching English at Asheville, where Peebles became a mentor to him, taking the younger teacher under his wing and helping him develop as an educator. This relationship was even more meaningful, Baldecchi said, because Ainslie had been Peebles’ mentor. “Billy Peebles was my mentor, and Sandy Ainslie was his, so there’s an Episcopal lineage that I think is kind of neat that probably goes all the way back to Dr. Blackford,” Baldecchi said. In addition to teaching, Baldecchi had the opportunity to start a summer program at Asheville and serve as director of admissions. He also worked with Peebles to introduce an Honor Code, similar to the one used at EHS, and said it was a great experience that brought “a little bit of Episcopal” to his Asheville experience. In 2004, Baldecchi was offered his current position as head of school at The Lexington School, a private school in Lexington, Ky., for children aged pre-K through eighth grade. Although he misses teaching high school, he has enjoyed the new challenges that come with being not only a headmaster, but head of an elementary school. “There’s this love of learning and life that happens in elementary school. It’s just so much fun to walk in here every day, and that youthful enthusiasm for school is pretty contagious,” Baldecchi said. “It’s great to build a sense of community, and that’s also something I learned at Episcopal. It’s about the academics, of course, but it’s also more than that. This is home to kids.” Baldecchi said that Lexington’s school philosophy reminds him of that at EHS. Lexington strives to create a nurturing environment that allows students to feel comfortable and to take risks. If a child fails, what is important to the school is that the child learns from their mistakes and overcomes them. That’s something Baldecchi said he learned at Episcopal, too – how to handle tough problems and surmount them in order to get to the end goal. “If it hadn’t been for Episcopal making me really think about it, I would have probably gone through life in a much different way. It changed my life in that regard,” Baldecchi said. “I started asking some real questions about what I wanted to do with my life, and what I want to do is make a difference.”
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The Education Gap hillary harper ’05 sousa middle school washington, d.c. Math Teacher
lthough Hillary Harper ’05 hasn’t been a professional educator for long, she always knew she wanted to be in the classroom. But as a non-education major, she entered it in a slightly different way – as part of the D.C. Teaching Fellows program. D.C. Teaching Fellows is a highly competitive program that offers people from diverse educational and career backgrounds the chance to become teachers. Participants enroll in a teacher certification program during their first year in the classroom, while teaching in a Washington, D.C., public school. Harper graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill last year, where she majored in interpersonal communications studies. During her junior year at UNC, Harper interned at a low-income school and said she was shocked by the learning gap she observed. That experience drew Harper to the cause of narrowing that gap, and she began investigating programs that could get her into the classroom immediately. She knew she wanted to return to the Washington, D.C., area, which led her to the D.C. Teaching Fellows program. Last summer she attended an intensive eight-week training program, student teaching in the morning and spending afternoons in training classes. This fall she began teaching full-time in her own classroom at Sousa Middle School in Anacostia, located in southeastern D.C. “I absolutely love my school. I’ve never been challenged more in my entire life, but I’ve never gone to sleep feeling more fulfilled or happier,” Harper said. Harper describes Sousa as a strong, progressive school that is focused on closing the education gap and raising the level of education in southeast D.C. She teaches seventh-grade math and has about 75 students in her three sections. Harper said she’s seen her students make great gains this year, and it’s rewarding for her to challenge them in a way that they may not have been before. “In high school sometimes you worry that you’ve already lost them. A lot of students will drop out before high school. Middle school is such a pivotal time that I can make a difference in deciding whether they stay and stick with it or drop out. So I like how moldable middle school can be and how you can change their outlook.” Through the D.C. Teaching Fellows program, Harper is working toward a master’s degree in educational public policy and leadership from D.C.’s American University. She expects to complete her degree by the end of next summer and hopes to eventually enter the realm of public education policy, in order to explore ways the nation can close the achievement gap and address the shortcomings of public schools.
“I thought it would be hypocritical to go into the policy side before I had actually been in a classroom myself and seen what exactly needs to be changed,” Harper said. Harper wants to be part of the changes Sousa is making to D.C. public school education and said she doesn’t see herself leaving the classroom for at least three or four years. In the meantime, she is going to school and perfecting her technique. As a teacher, Harper said she tries to incorporate lessons she learned from her own teachers at EHS. She said that Jim Fraser, her freshman social studies teacher, was “always very personable” and took the time to know his students, a quality she tries to emulate with her own classes. “You have to take teachers you’ve had and figure out how you’re going to put that into your own teaching,” Harper said. “You can’t just sit there and talk content and not know your students. [Fraser] would take the time to make sure that if something was going on at school, he was not going to just continue with his instruction – he was going to talk about what was going on. He really knew everyone on a personal level.” Harper said that though she often works long hours, including after-school tutoring sessions, she’s never been happier. She is pictured with one of her students, Brandon Epperson.
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Planting The Seeds bud cox ’71 poly prep country day school brooklyn, n.y. Head of Upper School
ud Cox ’71 remembers his first time in front of a class very well. He had just graduated from Amherst College and taken a job teaching English at Episcopal. It was a senior elective course, and he had spent two or three hours preparing the night before. He felt ready. When Cox arrived, he said he got very excited and launched right into the lesson. After he was finished, he looked down at his watch – and noticed he was only 10 minutes into a 50-minute class. That’s when he admits he felt a bit of panic set in. “I realized that with all this enthusiasm I had, and all this great learning and sense of expectation that I had, I had a lot more to figure out and learn before I was going to become a good teacher,” Cox said. Cox spent the first three years of his career learning some of those lessons at Episcopal, where he introduced courses in film, art history, and jazz – subjects he’d discovered at Amherst. Cox said the decision to return to Episcopal felt like a natural progression. “What people had given me, I wanted to give back to others,” Cox said.
Though Cox spends much of his time focused on administration now, he still teaches a senior elective course in film studies.
“There were teachers there who made a significant difference in my life, and that drew me back. It didn’t matter whether they were still there or not – I remembered what they did for me, and so I wanted an opportunity to do the same thing.” Episcopal was only the first of many schools where Cox would hone his craft. He said that, while he didn’t always know he wanted to be a teacher, he always loved learning and wondered if he could do what his teachers did and get students excited about it. Cox decided to try education as a way to translate his love of learning into a viable career. While he was teaching at Episcopal, former EHS English teacher George Dunlop gave Cox some advice that he said has served him well throughout his career. “He said to me, ‘Bud, if you’re going to be in this profession, promise me you’ll do two things in your life. One is that you’ll teach at more than one school, because that will give you a sense of the kind of place you want to be in. And then promise me you’ll do something completely different than teaching, so that you’ll know you want to stay in the business.’ And that was extraordinary advice,” Cox said. He took Dunlop’s advice and tried his hand at business – and discovered his heart was in teaching. Cox went back to the classroom in 1984 and has been there ever since. Though he’s remained in the high school arena, he’s also served as English department chair, academic dean, and assistant headmaster. In the late 1990s, Cox completed a master’s degree in private school leadership from the Klingenstein Center at Columbia University’s Teachers College. Though he had previously resisted moving into full-time administration, he said the program introduced him to new ways of thinking about it. When he felt it was time to change schools again, he wanted to return to New York City and find a school he felt he could be at for a long time. That school was Poly Prep Country Day School in Brooklyn, N.Y. Now, nine years later, he’s still enjoying his position as Poly Prep’s head of upper school. It is his sixth independent school, but his first day school. Though he’s now doing more administrative work, Cox also teaches a senior elective course in film. “When I was a younger teacher, I put a lot of premium on whether I was doing it right. I still hope some of that is happening, but I have so much more patience now, and I have so much more humility about what the end result is,” Cox said. “I hope I can plant some seeds so that students can be reflective and thoughtful and honest in their lives, and see that life is ultimately about giving back to this world and being fulfilled, versus just acquiring.”
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On a Legacy zack miller ’94 university of missouri columbia, mo. Assistant Professor of Economics
ack Miller ’94 grew up surrounded by teachers – his father, Mike Miller, has been a member of Episcopal’s faculty since 1969. His mother and stepfather are both teachers, as well. And he grew up on the EHS campus, surrounded by its faculty and students – in fact, his very first home was an apartment on Hummel Dorm. Growing up on campus, Miller learned about EHS traditions like mass meetings, mixers, and football games at an early age. He said it was a lot of fun to grow up on campus, to have such a big backyard, and that it did make a significant impression on him. “When you’re a kid growing up anywhere, you think of high school as a big deal. But when you grow up on a high school campus, high school’s a really big deal,” Miller said. As an EHS student, Miller had the unique experience of being taught by his father, including one memorable economics class. At the time, Mike Miller taught a semester-long course that covered both micro- and macroeconomics – challenging subjects that are typically split into two courses in college. Zack Miller said that he got better instruction at EHS than he did from some of his college professors. Of course, having your father as your teacher brings with it a whole different set of challenges. “He’s a great teacher. He was hard on me, of course. He was fair, but he didn’t want the perception that he was being easy on me just because I was his son,” Miller said. “I tried to keep it as professional as I could, and so did he.” Miller went on to study both Russian and economics at the University of Pennsylvania. He describes his economics major as “accidental” – he’d taken some courses in economics related to his Russian studies and wanted a second major. After graduation, he spent two years as a research analyst for a Washington, D.C., law firm, assisting the economists who supported the firm’s international trade practice. He decided to go back to school, and went on to earn master’s and doctoral degrees from Rice University. There, Miller focused on the study of econometric theory, a highly mathematical and quantitative field. “It’s been described as the intersection of economics and statistics, so basically I’m a glorified statistician,” Miller joked. While at Rice, he decided on a career in education. He did some teaching while in school there, in addition to conducting and publishing research, and he was a visiting professor at Texas A&M University. As an assistant professor at the University of Missouri, Miller teaches three
or four graduate-level courses per year, depending on his research load. He also teaches an upper-level undergraduate course for advanced juniors and seniors, which serves as an introduction to econometrics. Miller said he prefers higher education because it allows him to continue his study of advanced econometrics. He’s been teaching at the university for five years, and he hopes to make tenure soon. He said the best part of his job actually occurs, not in the classroom, but during office hours. That’s when the students in his class who might not have understood the material can come by and Miller can work with them one-on-one to grasp the concepts. “My favorite part of teaching is seeing the light bulb go off when they get something – there are always some people who didn’t quite get it the first time, so it’s really rewarding when they come back and say ‘this is really interesting, and I want to understand this, but I don’t understand it.’ That’s when you can really see the learning process occurring in people’s faces,” Miller said. n
Miller teaches graduate- and undergraduate-level courses at Missouri, in addition to his research and publishing projects.
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Donor Profile mary beth
and phillip thomas mclean, virginia
THE THOMASES – MARY BETH, WILL ’13, BAILEY ’11, AND PHILLIP ’81
Phillip, why did you choose to attend Episcopal High School? After spending two years at a large New England boarding school, I chose to switch to a smaller school closer to home. The comfort I felt returning to Virginia and the lifelong friends that I made at EHS have validated my decision many times over.
Why did you choose to send your children, Bailey ’11 and Will ’13, to Episcopal? We chose EHS because we felt that the honor system, traditions, and sense of community were consistent with our family values. We were attracted to the fact that the teachers are also coaches, advisors, dining partners, and dorm members. This model offers the opportunity for the adults to know the “whole student” and provide role-model mentoring that is critical in the development of teenagers.
How is the EHS experience different for you now as parents? Returning to the Woodberry game this year highlighted our changed perspective. Previously, returning for The Game meant time spent reminiscing with old friends. This year, we saw old friends, but also met our children’s classmates and their parents.
What is your philanthropic philosophy? While we believe that donations are important, we also believe that is it equally important to become actively involved in the charities that we support via hands-on volunteerism, board membership, or advisory involvement.
Why did you feel it was important to support Episcopal’s campaign, The Promise? We feel that the goals of this campaign are critically important to the future of EHS. While many parts of the campus are world class, March Library and the west wing are in need of renovation to keep pace. Raising the endowment to increase graduated financial aid will be critical going forward in keeping the demographics of the student body balanced. We applaud the foresight of the initiatives to be not only focused on current needs, but also anticipating future requirements.
As members of Episcopal’s Advisory Council, why do you volunteer your time to the School? We appreciated the opportunity to participate on the Advisory Council since we had just transferred both of our children to EHS this year. In the meetings, it became very reassuring to see that EHS has a strong mission and values the input from teachers, students, parents, and alumni with respect to issues facing the School.
What did the Episcopal High School experience mean to you? What does it mean to Bailey and Will? Looking back, the single most important “take away” from my Episcopal experience was that I left with great respect for the honor system. It is our hope that Bailey and Will will come away from EHS valuing it as much as we do. Bailey and Will view EHS as an opportunity to gain some independence, make new friends, and take on new challenges.
Please tell us about your favorite EHS memory. Hopefully, the statute of limitations on demerits has expired, because my favorite memory from EHS was when one of my Dalrymple dormmates used a piece of plywood to make a two-footdeep “swimming hole” out of the shower room. Creative expression at its best!
And finally, what is something we probably don’t know about you? You probably didn’t know that Phillip was “Curly” in EHS’s production of “Oklahoma!” or that we enjoy scuba diving as a family. n
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HITTING THE ROAD Regional campaign events bring EHS alumni, parents, and friends together to support The Promise. Scott Goodman ’78 talks about his experience chairing Atlanta’s regional committee.
CONSTRUCTION ZONE Cranes, moving trucks, front-loaders, and more push the progress on building projects forward! The new athletics complex nears completion, Penick Hall renovations begin, and March Library renovations are slated for the summer.
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KEY DATES 2009-10 2009 MAY
Construction of Athletics Complex Begins NOVEMBER 13
National Campaign Launch and Washington, D.C., Regional Launch
“ALL THAT WE HAVE HOPED FOR” As the EHS Athletics Department prepares to move into the new athletics complex in the fall, Director of Athletics Mark Gowin talks about watching a plan become a reality. Headmaster Rob Hershey at a regional campaign event.
Atlanta Regional Campaign Launch FEBRUARY 24
Richmond Regional Campaign Launch MARCH 23
Piedmont Triad Regional Launch MARCH 24
Charlotte Regional Launch
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The EHS Promise is a campaign that aspires to strengthen and secure the very core of the Episcopal experience.
Significant priorities of The Promise include the construction of a new athletics complex to meet the needs of 43 interscholastic teams, the transformation of the David H. March Library into a true hub of intellectual life on campus, and the renovation of the west wing as the academic center of campus.
In addition, this effort acknowledges the School’s greatest assets – students and faculty – with an innovative expansion of financial aid support for middle-income families and an increase in the availability of campus housing for Episcopal’s outstanding faculty. Lastly, The Promise places a high priority on environmental and fiscal sustainability that includes the care of our campus, a commitment to LEED certification for all new construction, and the Roll Call, our annual fund, which provides critical yearly support of the School’s program and mission.
New York City Regional Campaign Launch
Construction on March Library Begins AUGUST 27
New Athletics Complex Opens for the 2010-11 School Year OCTOBER 15
Penick Hall and March Library Re-open NOVEMBER 12
Charlottesville Regional Campaign Launch
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HITTING THE ROAD REGIONAL CAMPAIGNS BRING EHS ALUMNI, PARENTS, AND FRIENDS TOGETHER
The launch of The Promise campaign in November 2009 included an immediate rollout of smaller regional campaigns, spearheaded by alumni, parents, and friends of EHS. Within the first year of the public phase of The Promise, committees in seven regions will organize to support and celebrate the campaign’s progress toward Episcopal’s exciting future. The regional committees act on the fact that, given the opportunity, Episcopal alumni, parents, and friends everywhere delight in coming together to share their stories of the past, catch up with each other about the present, and support initiatives that will strengthen and secure the EHS experience for this and future generations.
Other regional campaigns include the areas surrounding Washington, D.C., Richmond, Charlotte, Piedmont Triad, New York City, and Charlottesville. The highlight of each regional campaign is a local kickoff reception. “We had about 90 folks come to the [Atlanta] campaign kickoff,” said Goodman, “and I was especially impressed with the younger graduates I met. [Headmaster Rob Hershey] made a wonderful and compelling campaign presentation, and it was a fun evening for everyone.” As these regional campaigns continue, with more planned for the future, Episcopal alumni, parents, and friends across the country will be able to learn more about the priorities of the campaign, make a difference for the School, and reconnect with each other. “I have had a wonderful time working on this campaign with lots of friends here in Atlanta. Sarah and I hosted a breakfast at our home for the campaign committee members, and
everyone I asked agreed to come and support the campaign and School,” said Goodman. “Everyone was enthusiastic.” Goodman’s goal for the Atlanta Regional Campaign is high participation and, he said, “to raise a lot of money for the School we all love!”
“When Sarah and I were at EHS recently, I thought about the classroom where Mr. Callaway taught me math and reflected on the Honor Code that every EHS student and grad abides by. I thought about being back visiting The High School and reconnecting with all the friends that I made over 30 years ago. My dad always said that EHS was the most important time in his life. I can say that, too.” SCOTT GOODMAN ’78 ATLANTA REGIONAL CAMPAIGN CHAIR
When asked to chair the Atlanta Regional Campaign Committee, Scott Goodman ’78 said he was “very excited. My dad, Frank Goodman ’44; his uncle; my son, Campbell ’12; and my niece, Ashley Goodman ’05 have all gone to EHS. That’s four generations and a lot of fond memories, so I am very happy to give back to the School.” He also noted that, as a new sophomore at EHS, his son Campbell will be able to enjoy the new, “long overdue” athletics facilities before he graduates.
At the Altanta Regional Campaign event on Jan. 13, Regional Committee Chair Scott Goodman ’78 (right) speaks with Louis Gump ’85.
Attendees at the Richmond Regional Campaign kickoff event listen as Headmaster Rob Hershey introduces The EHS Promise Campaign.
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Sonja Kelly (left), parent of Taylor ’12, and Honour Alston ’06 at the Atlanta kickoff.
Members of the Washington, D.C., Regional Committee meet on campus.
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CONSTRUCTION ZONE ATHLETICS COMPLEX NEARS COMPLETION, PENICK HALL RENOVATIONS BEGIN, AND MARCH LIBRARY RENOVATION IS ON DECK
Important capital projects that are part of The Promise campaign are underway, with the EHS community eagerly watching their progress. Construction of the new 60,000-square-foot athletics facility and renovation of existing facilities has been inspiring for all on campus. The new and renovated space will triple the School’s basketball and volleyball courts, vastly improve locker and team meeting rooms, provide enhanced trainer facilities and a state-of-the-art fitness center, double mat capacity in the wrestling cage, and more. Construction began in June 2009 and is scheduled for completion by the start of the 2010-11 school year.
Penick Hall will see major renovations, as well. Working in temporary offices, the Admissions Office looks forward to moving back to Penick in October 2010 and into a space that can better accommodate the number of families and prospective students they host on any given day. “We often have many families visiting at the same time, and it can be difficult and even awkward at moments as they all cram into our current waiting room,” said Jaye Locke, assistant director of admissions. “The Penick renovation will provide a space for each officer and an extra area for our part-time interviewers.” Locke is particularly excited about the patio space that will be accessible from the new waiting area. “I can already imagine us opening those doors for our visitors on warm, sunny days as they look
out onto the beautiful front drive and discuss as a family whether or not Episcopal is the right fit for them,” Locke said. Later this spring, when exams are over, the students leave campus, and the 2009-10 school year comes to a close, the contents of David H. March Library will be packed up and stored away. A construction team will move in behind the librarians to transform the current library into a warm, inviting, and inspiring hub of academic life on campus. “We are really excited about gaining individual study spaces, collaborative work rooms, and a high-tech teaching environment that will establish the library as a center for research, learning, and teaching,” said Library Interim Director Carrie Conner. Scheduled for completion in October 2010, the renovated space will not only provide flexible learning spaces and extensive technological capabilities, but it will have an atmosphere in which it is a pleasure to work and linger over one’s studies. “The renovated library will be a beautiful and thoughtfully designed facility that conveys the very high value we place on academics at Episcopal,” said Jackie Maher, assistant head for academics. “I can already imagine us opening those doors for our visitors on warm, sunny days...” JAYE LOCKE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS
The new athletics facility takes its place on campus.
During the winter Board meeting, Trustees took a break from meetings, donned hard hats, and toured the new athletics facility currently under construction.
The extensive renovation of the David H. March Library is scheduled to begin immediately following the close of the 2009-10 school year.
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“ALL THAT WE HAVE HOPED FOR” DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS MARK GOWIN TALKS ABOUT THE NEW EHS ATHLETICS COMPLEX
WHAT GOES THROUGH YOUR MIND AS YOU SEE THE NEW FACILITY BECOME A REALITY?
We have been thinking about and planning our new facility for so long. To see the walls up, the roof on, and rooms taking shape before our eyes, we catch ourselves saying, “Our new athletics complex is really happening! All that we have hoped for will be finished in just a few months.” WHAT DO YOU LOOK FORWARD TO MOST ABOUT THE NEW AND RENOVATED FACILITIES?
We are looking forward to seeing the faces of our student-athletes when they actually see and start to use the entire athletics complex. From the gyms, to the fitness center, to the locker rooms, to the training room, they will be amazed and inspired.
are relieved to hear that we are going to maintain Centennial Gym as our varsity competition court. Everyone loves the fact that although Centennial will receive a major facelift, it will maintain the “Hoosier Gym” look that everyone loves. We have so many guests tell us that Centennial is their favorite high school gym. ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE TO ADD?
People cannot believe the alumni support that we are blessed with. To be able to build such a wonderful athletics facility during the financial times we are living in absolutely amazes visitors to our campus. n
IS THERE A FEATURE PLANNED FOR THE NEW FACILITY THAT PEOPLE MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT AND THAT YOU FIND PARTICULARLY EXCITING?
There are two areas that will benefit our studentathletes and coaches tremendously, but will not be as visible to the general public. Our athletic training room will have rehab equipment, including an underwater treadmill and a Wii Fit system, among other top-of-the-line equipment that will help to speed the recovery time for our injured athletes. Our equipment room will have a high-density storage area that will house all of our athletic equipment in one easily accessible space. We have outstanding people working in these areas, and now they will have the most state-of the-art equipment to use to support our student-athletes and coaches. WHAT IS THE MOST COMMON QUESTION YOU ARE ASKED ABOUT THE FACILITY?
The question we are most commonly asked is, “Is Episcopal building a new gym or is there more to it?” They are pleasantly surprised to learn that we are actually renovating Centennial, the Cage, and Flippin as well, and that it will all be ready in August. WHAT IS THE MOST COMMON REMARK PEOPLE MAKE ABOUT THE FACILITY?
To be honest, the most common remark that people make regarding our facility is that they
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Luke and his wife, Dickie, are either at Virginia Beach or Roanoke, depending on the season. I also had a nice chat with Ben Johns who has seen Dave Carr ’43 several times in Charlottesville and reports that Dave is doing well. After 68 years, Carrington Herbert ’41 (Gloomy) and I had a conference call which lasted 30 minutes reviewing World War II experiences, EHS ’41 track records, and our Hampden-Sydney academic challenges, when not diverted by Gloomy’s Model A trips to Sweet Briar. Many of us remember several EHS and Virginia Prep League records, which were set by Carrington and particularly the successful track record in 1941 and the close records with Woodberry! All of us were saddened when our life-long and devoted friend Levi Old died in November from the effects of hepatitis C and diabetes. Levi was a five-year veteran at The High School and was captain of the 1942 tennis team. After graduating from HampdenSydney and the Medical College of Virginia with honors, Levi became a partner with Lane Stokes in the
leading thoracic surgery group in the Norfolk area. Comments on his life are expressed elsewhere in this issue of the EHS magazine (page 61). In his honor, his children established a scholarship at Hampden-Sydney College, which has been almost completely funded. It is also significant to note that Bill Saunders ’56 and Henry Spalding ’56 are both serving on the board of trustees at Hampden-Sydney.
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Brad Tazewell 4008 Holly Road Virginia Beach, VA 23451 (H) 757-425-6135 firstname.lastname@example.org Bernard Neal – Bernard recently retired and is still living in Rome, Ga., north of Atlanta. He graduated from Georgia Tech and earned a degree from Emory University. His business career included ventures in wholesale hardware (ended by the big boxes), followed by specialty hardware, as well as precast architectural concrete and the burglar alarm business. He has two children and five grandchildren. Lansdale Sasscer – Graduated from the University of Virginia after a short career in the Coast Guard, followed by a law degree from the University of Maryland, after which he joined his father in his law practice. Lanny had an interesting career in the state legislature, serving two terms there. He and his wife live in Upper Marlboro, Md. They enjoy their two daughters, six grandsons, and one granddaughter. George Zabriskie – After EHS, George graduated from Princeton, and after attending the Seminary became an Episcopal minister. He has served in various capacities all over the globe, including the Philippines; Cambridge, England; Saint Louis, Mo.; and most recently Larchmont, N.Y. George and his wife recently retired and moved to Bozeman, Mont., to be closer to their six grandchildren, one of whom is now in college. Jack Sisson – Attended Duke University and resides in Tallahassee, Fla. Jack suffered a head injury in a very bad
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automobile accident in a headon collision many years ago but finally recovered and is still playing tennis. He has spent most of his adult life being involved as a civic activist and was with Martin Luther King, Jr. when he was assassinated in Memphis. He is currently working with Harvard University, conducting studies about various aspects of homelessness. He has a daughter and three grandchildren. He sounded great. Bill Edwards – Bill wrote, “Good to hear from you, Brad. I left The High School in June 1944 but did not graduate. I came home to Nashville and had enough college credits to enter Vanderbilt, so my father thought I should start college and get as much time in before being drafted. I got in one year, and then went into the Navy in March of 1945. The war in Europe was over in May and in the Pacific in September. I returned to Vanderbilt in 1947, graduating in June of 1949 and entered Vandy’s medical school, graduating in 1953. I trained in general surgery at Vanderbilt for five years and then trained in cardio-vascular surgery at the Baylor Medical Center in Houston under Drs. Mike DeBakey and Denton Cooley (two of the pioneers and giants in CV surgery). I went into practice back in Nashville and practiced general and vascular surgery for 35 years. In 1991, I was invited to accept a full professorship at the Vanderbilt Medical Center and became The H. William Scott Professor and head of the Division of Vascular Surgery. In 1995, I retired from practice and have enjoyed the years since that time. Frances and I have four children (two males and two females). Our oldest son is a surgeon and the two daughters are advanced-degree nurses (as was Frances). The second son is in medical sales. We have nine grandchildren, and three are young enough for me to have helped and seen them as they have progressed through school, where the oldest is a freshman in high school. At 83,
in touch with Pete Hill ’46 and Harvey Lindsay ’47.”
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Beneath the portrait of their football coach, Evan J.“Bus” Male, are five of his best players. Standing, left to right: Chris Holland ’48, Tommy Birge ’48, Phil Duckett ’48, and Bailey Dixon ’49; seated, Rufus Barkley ’48. (The photo was taken in 1999.)
I’m still vertical but not as steady or as active; I walk at least a mile every day (having run 2-3 miles a day up to age 80) and do very well with memory. I’m computer literate enough to wander around the Internet at will. Thanks for the opportunity to share this with you.”
mittee. I frequently see Dr. Junius Davis ’39, who is also a resident here at P.V.” Channing Brown reports, “Ten years ago I purchased a home in Del Webb’s Sun City in Huntley, Ill. After 19 years, I am still delivering Meals on Wheels.”
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Wilson Shepherd ’46 writes, “At 81 years old, I am still healthy and continue to ride my quarter horse three times a week. I keep
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Last November there was a mass meeting in Stewart Gym on Friday the 13th for the 1947 championship football team. Astonishingly, 15 members of that juggernaut, which many still consider the greatest in EHS history, defied superstition and the passage of time to finally be properly recognized and inducted into the Episcopal Athletics Hall of Fame. The turnout was remarkable – 44 percent of the 34-man squad. On hand for this auspicious occasion were these hardy 78-80-yearolds: linemen Paul Barringer, Norris Broyles, Charlie Nicolson ’50, Louie Showalter ’49, George Thompson, and Ralph Williams ’50; and backs Jack Clarkson, Dick Cocke, Bill Dettor, Phil Duckett, Bill Dunn, Pete Eastwood, Jason Eckford, Chris Holland, and I.M. Sheffield ’49, who deserved a long-distance award for traveling from his current residence in Mexico. Back Ben Moore had been expected but was unable to make it. However, Pete Whitlock ’49 from the “B” team showed up, as did the ever-present Doug Mackall ’49, who dated the best-looking lady seen on the Holy Hill since the days when Eddie Leake ’47 and Harvey Lindsay ’47 brought beauties on campus. In his last interview for the monthly Chronicle before he left The High School to become director of freshman sports at the University of Virginia, Coach Bus Male told this note taker what led up to that monumental 1947 season. World War II had just ended and exceptionally athletic New Boys like Tommy
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Birge, Miles Gregory, and Weir Goodwin arrived in 1945, along with line coach Lee McLaughlin, a U.Va. All-American, after his military discharge. It was Chris Holland who interested Weir Goodwin in Episcopal. The two had been elementary schoolmates in Short Hills, N.J., and had played six-man football together. Chris, whose father was C.V. Holland ’17, had entered in 1944 and reported for early football practice in August of 1945. He told Bus of Weir’s athleticism. Phone calls were made to Weir and his family, and an application for admission was quickly dispatched to the Goodwins. Weir was accepted and working out with the varsity before he could memorize the football schedule, school songs, and cheers as required of all rats. Ironically, Bus first placed Weir at Chris’ halfback position, but he proved so versatile that he was shifted to other slots, and Chris got his job back. During his three years, Weir performed as a back, center, and eventually at end, where Bus said he should have been all along and where he earned All-Metropolitan honors. Yet at Virginia Military Institute, where he was captain of the Keydets his senior year, Weir played guard. In early January, when the South’s deep freeze threatened Florida’s citrus crop, Henry Schacht’s son, Louis Schacht, was seen on CNN telling of the measures they had taken to protect grapefruit, oranges, and tangelos in the Schacht groves in Vero Beach, Fla. Henry has met with Stuart Gilchrist ’47 and Hunter McGuire ’47 for a mini-reunion and hopes to get together with Jack Clarkson, newly inducted EHS Athletics Hall of Fame member (basketball) Charlie Gamble ’50, and Ralph Williams ’50, who co-captained the 1948 and 1949 football teams, in Ponte Vedra, Fla. Charlie and Ralph starred at center and guard on Centennial Gym’s hardwood in 1948 when
Henry captained the Maroon hoopsters. Bob Richardson (no relation, alas) led a pick-up baseball team on Greenway Field in 1947 called “Roach’s Bottlers.” The next year he was the starting shortstop for Coach Bill Ravenel’s varsity baseball squad before going on to Yale. Bob stays in shape by bowling regularly, and he writes that “Episcopal has changed much for the better, but I enjoyed what we had nonetheless.” The University of Alabama won the 2009 college football title, and rebel yells are still coming form the direction of ’Bama grads Grace and Pete Eastwood, who live in Birmingham. Pete says he sees David Higgins often and he also runs into former Nashvillian Hugh Morgan ’46, an EHS Trustee Emeritus, and Pete’s second cousin, Jim McVoy ’45. Jim has put his U.S. Navy captain’s uniform in mothballs. Pete’s first cousins (are all Alabamians related?) are Greeley McGowin ’41 and Floyd McGowin. Floyd spent three years on The Hill then graduated from Lawrenceville and Yale. According to Pete, the McGowin brothers retired from their lumber business when it was acquired by Union Camp Corp. Also, from other classes, Tommy Schneider ’43 followed his father, Thomas E. Schneider ’16, to Episcopal and finished at Washington and Lee after serving in World War II. Mr. Schneider went from EHS to U.Va. and played on the same basketball team with Edwin B. Meade, father of Eddie Meade ’43 and our Frank Meade. After graduation, Tommy’s dad received his law degree from W&L and was eligible to continue his basketball. Once, in a low-scoring game, W&L defeated the Cavaliers 9-8, with Mr. Schneider tallying all nine points for the Generals to the applause of the W&L fans in the stands. Just as his father had done, while at W&L Tommy wooed and wed a great-looking Sweet Briar girl, Bettye Wright. Last year, Tommy received bravos from his
many friends after they had seen a musical play, “Stages,” which he had written and for which one of his backers was Bernard Neal ’44.
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This has been a tough winter so far on the east coast with a December snowstorm the highlight so far. (I am writing in late January.) Here in Charlottesville, we are getting our share, including 20 inches in the December storm and another snowstorm expected this weekend. But perhaps we have something to learn from our northern friends. Jim McNeely writes from Boston, “The skiing has been good around my house in Maine this winter with very cold weather, lots of snow, and little rain.” So the storm which took me and my neighbors weeks to dig out from was just an opportunity for great skiing in New England. Don Scott, who lives on Cape Cod, had a different cold weather strategy. He wrote, “All is well with Carol and me. Visited Hawaii (Kauai) for the first time in December – and missed major blizzard.” Jim is alert to this approach also as he writes, “We [Jim and his wife, Bobby] will spend two weeks in Key West and Sanibel in late February and early March.”
I was fortunate to be able to attend the luncheon at The High School this fall honoring seven individuals and two undefeated football teams with induction into the EHS Athletics Hall of Fame. Three of our classmates were among the honorees. Two, Ralph Williams and Nick Gianakos, were members of the 1947 football team. Ralph earned his letter as a tough defensive end and became a hard-hitting halfback and co-captain of the 1948 and 1949 squads. Nick was manager of the 1947 squad and then, although he was only 5 feet 7 inches and 138 pounds, became a vicious tackling defensive end and letterman on the 1949 squad. Charlie Gamble was recognized with induction as one of the most accomplished athletes ever at The High School. He earned varsity letters in football, basketball, baseball, and track and field, as well as the Rinehart Medal as The High School’s best athlete. He went on to be a starter on the University of Virginia’s freshman and varsity basketball teams for four years. Charlie is the first member of our class to be individually inducted. “Tree,” as we know him, attended the ceremonies and spoke well. He appeared in good health and looks every bit his playing height of 6 feet 5 inches. There was a large crowd that included the honorees’ families and friends at the excellent luncheon served in the handsomely remodeled Stewart Gymnasium, which sparkled with freshly shellacked floors and whitewashed walls. Charlie is the first member of our class inducted individually into the Hall of Fame, although I believe I should mention that Dick Rutledge ’51 was inducted with Charlie, since Dick was almost a member of the great Class of 1950 and captained the 1950 tennis team that still is the last undefeated tennis team at The High School. Dick enters the Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 1951, which is a nice group, also. Gordon Leggett writes, “My
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oldest daughter, Susan L. Reitz, and her husband, David, and son, Alex (adopted in Ukraine 2004), adopted a darling daughter in St. Petersburg, Russia, in August 2009. Her name is Tricia (Patricia Catharine), and she is a blue-eyed blonde who is learning American saws and language.”
Walter Reed (H) 707-448-3347 firstname.lastname@example.org Here it is – the year 2010 – and most of us are retired with so much experience behind us. I am grateful for the pleasure of talking to you and sharing news about ourselves, our families, and our reactions to the changing world around us. This report is accompanied by a picture or two as well, and I hope more of you will send me pictures – either real photos or as attachments to e-mails. So here’s what I’ve learned this time: Calvert – Had a nice chat with Bill, and though he has had eye problems (retina surgery and cataract surgery in the offing), they are very happy in their new home and continue to work with The High School in several areas. They are especially proud of their grandsons, Cal Bobola ’10 and Trevor Bobola ’11, who were major contributors to the EHS varsity soccer team’s two state championships. Bill and Marion were able to watch this year’s finals win, as well as the hard-fought 3-10 football loss to Woodberry. Bill still sings with his local barbershop quartet group, and with their reputation for excellence, he will probably be on the road again delighting audiences with those mellow tones. I wish we lived closer so we could share such good things. Fishburn – Sibyl reports lots of snow, and I had to accept some of the blame since all that snow started as rain here in California. Bob was his usual self-deprecating
self but admits to a rare form of arthritis in his ankle after having dealt with gout. Bob’s favorite charity is a local K through 12 private school, North Cross, with an enviable record of all graduates moving on to college. I had not realized it, but Bob was a trustee there for many years and now occupies the position of trustee emeritus. In closing, Bob sends his best to Jim Kirchhoffer, and I will pass it on when next Jim and I have our West Coast Alumni Meeting (we are the only class members on the west coast). Harrison – Pegram started off by proclaiming that he had already given money to Ralph Williams ’50, so I reminded him that I do not get involved with the money thing since my charter is strictly to maintain the bonds of friendship! Good old Pegram. We then had a fine talk about his visit to London and his son at Oxford’s School of Business and another son teaching poetry at Oberlin College in Ohio. He reports Fritz Van Winkle ’53 is still playing a pretty good game of tennis, and about Juicy Dixon’s new knee and how Juicy gave the surgeons detailed instructions on the procedure. Soon Pegram plans to fly to Australia to honor an old lady (and client) who entrusted him with her wish to have her ashes scattered in Sydney Harbor. He then plans to fly over to New Zealand in hopes of seeing Julian Robertson at one of Julian’s golf course hotels. Man, would I love to go along on that trip. Hickson – Jim and Mildred are fine in Greenwood Springs, Colo., and Jim is still challenging nature in so many ways. He skis with the assistance of a harness assembly connecting his boots with his waist and completes all slopes in three hours. He also hunts pheasants at Grand Junction, taking special pleasure in watching the dogs work the game out. Mildred, being a very wise woman, does not participate since her leg healed but does enjoy having her daughter and son-in-law nearby. Jim says he is considering vacations by train
in the future, which sounds like fun to me. I still remember traveling with my folks by train from Sacramento, Calif., to Hampton, Va., back in 1945. Club cars, dining cars, and friendly strangers, plus the constantly changing scenery, made it a real thrill. Jim still travels to his Virginia property each year to keep the paperwork straight. Clearly, they are still very much Virginians. Kirchhoffer – Had a brief chat with Jim who lives just down the road in Novato, Calif. Josh is still at U.C. Davis, just east of me here in Vacaville, and doing very well in his studies. Jim has a very sharp mind and much experience over the years since The High School, and I really enjoy our little get-togethers. Lowe – A brief chat with Otto who is retired and very happy with his two condos in New Jersey. I mentioned Hardy Patten’s warm memories of Otto and Joe Eubank, who both roomed near me and Andy Anderson ’52 back in 1949-50. I believe Joe has since passed away. Marston – Lee is one of those who keep me informed on The High School’s goings on as he is on the governing board at the Seminary and visits regularly. Lee has two more grandchildren (21/2 years and 6 months) and just took a granddaughter on a tour of Yellowstone Park as part of his program offering each grandchild a trip to anywhere they wish to go (with parental approval) when they reach 12. Another trip he was embarking on last month with daughter and granddaughter was to Haiti. As they arrived at the airport, they discovered that the earthquake had just occurred, hence they were spared what, with a slight schedule change, might have meant their death (since they were going to stay at The Montana Hotel!). Lee sends his best to Bill Calvert and Jim Kirchhoffer and told me how much he has enjoyed Rev. Fleming Rutledge’s sermons. The School certainly benefits from Fleming and Dick Rutledge’s
efforts on behalf of the Theologian in Residence Program. Lee also urged me to start the ball rolling on our 60th Reunion. Merriman – Caught Charlie shoveling snow that probably originated as one of our many rainstorms here in California. Sorry, Charlie, but we need the snow for the four months of drought we have each summer. Charlie praised New Zealand, where he and Alex Hamilton ’52 spent a grand visit some five years ago. He also gave me more details on Julian and Josie’s contribution to that fine country, where they have spent many a happy visit themselves. Julian’s award of the Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit recognizes his many investments there, including a very large contribution of fine art to the national art museum. We both shared our approval of Dick Rutledge’s induction into the EHS Athletics Hall of Fame, as well as his many other services to The High School. Charlie sounds very well indeed thanks to his complete recovery from major back damage after fusion surgery and 90 days in a body brace. He stays active, hiking and golfing, and reminds us all to keep moving because we know what is coming up behind us. Thanks Charlie, I will take it to heart. Michael – I received a call from Jere at the Denver airport, and he sounds very happy and in good health. Jere and Holly will soon be going to France – partly business and partly vacation. Jere still works in the wine business, and this trip will take them to Paris, the Champgne region, Paris again, and then to Tuscany. He caught our attention when he reported an earlier similar trip to Spain, where he drove to the various Spanish wine areas such as Rioja and the Basque provinces. Sort of like that TV program “On the Road Again” starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Mario Batali, where they drive around Spain tasting the regional dishes and wines. Jere believes that a spring reunion would be
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better – better weather, more easily coordinated with vacations, and less conflict with Thanksgiving. Page – Bob and I had a brief chat about his travels in Africa. He also is very proud of his family’s contributions in the art fields, which include a talented niece in Los Angeles who is an actress, and a grandson in music conservancy in Seattle who is also a very fine tuba player. Patten – Hardy is one of my best contacts on what goes on at The High School, as he lives so close to it. This time he was so very proud of the soccer team since he was a soccer player himself. Currently he reports that the team is ranked third in the nation for prep schools. We talked about Dick Rutledge’s entry into the EHS Athletics Hall of Fame and our tennis teams in the past, as well as two players well known to Dick, Tim Coss and Ted Rodgers. Also Bill Morris, who was such a nice guy and whose wedding I attended in Houston, Texas, back in 1956 or ’57 – much to his surprise and delight, as I was with a fellow Air Force officer who knew the bride and wrangled us an invitation to the reception. Hardy used to vacation in St. Thomas, USVI, and set up courses at the University of the Virgin Islands not knowing that my family lived there. Wish he had had his “Whispers” with him. Hardy attended Amherst College, an all-male school in those days. He states that the new Centennial Gym expansions certainly will allow more and a greater variety of activity. Reed – As for Loli and me, life is slow and enjoyable. Loli’s recovery from her back surgery continues slowly but steadily. The pain has gone, but we must limit our activity and ensure plenty of rest between shopping trips. Our eldest daughter, Mariah, joined us in San Francisco after Christmas, and we spent four happy days shopping, dining, and seeing shows. Now we continue our routine, which includes almost
Frank Shoup ’51 (right) with his son, Elliott, a Navy pilot who flies the F-18 Super Hornet in the background.
Frank Shoup’s daughter, Allison, is an Army helicopter pilot.
daily cribbage games at Starbucks, where the young employees have adopted us and a few regular customers who say things like “Isn’t that cribbage? My grandfather taught me to play it many years ago.” If you subscribe to National Geographic you may have seen an article in the February issue on a Wildlife Conservation Society team in The Republic of the Congo studying chimpanzees who have not had contact with humans. My daughter, Patricia, tells me that members of the team are very good friends of theirs and they support them with logistics and in their political contact with the Congolese government. Her husband, Paul, is director of all
WCS projects in The Republic of the Congo, and an interesting aside is that Paul lost half of a hand to a suddenly aggressive adult chimp several years ago. He delights in sticking out his injured hand at a bar to order four beers when only three fingers are there. Rumsey – Jim is okay now, but went through the heartbreak of his brother’s passing. I sympathized with him as I have have lost my own only sibling (my sister) several years ago. After my parents’ death, she and her family were home to me and my own little family for many happy years. Rutledge – Had a brief talk with Dick and he proposed a 60th Reunion in November 2011. He
suggested that with the EHS-WFS football game and all its associated activities, we might all have much more to enjoy and more of us might join the gathering. He also reports that the government of New Zealand has just knighted Julian Robertson. Perhaps Julian and Pegram can integrate their itineraries to the benefit of both. Incidentally, Dick and Fleming celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in the Washington National Cathedral after his Hall of Fame honors. Now that’s great planning. Finally, Dick reconnected with Frank Shoup and John Ritchie ’50 at the Hall of Fame event and, since both Dick and Frank are still active on the court, we may have the beginnings of a senior EHS tennis team. Should we see if Landon can match that? Shoup – Frank is still a very busy guy and does a lot of flying. He had a nice time with Dick Rutledge and John Ritchie ’50 and sent me pictures of his son and daughter (both in uniform and with their aircraft in the background) for the magazine. We discussed membership in the Marine Memorial Club in San Francisco, and I offered to sponsor him if needed. The club has links to most military clubs around the world, which could be a real benefit to a traveling man like Frank. Stearns – Had a fine talk with Palmer, whose work with the Agency for International Development building airports, roads, etc., around the world took him to many of the places that the Air Force took me. Palmer and Patricia are interested in 19thcentury and early 20th-century French art. He has major back pain and surgeries earning him my Loli’s deepest understanding. MacEwan – Nigel and I have been playing telephone tag for the past two weeks, but on Feb. 18, we finally connected. We had a nice chat, and I was pleased to hear that they are in good health and good spirits. He and Judy
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recently returned from a visit with friends in Florida and report their surprise at the temperatures in the 30s. I commiserated with them as our daughter, Mariah, and her husband who live in Plantation (Ft. Lauderdale) have been complaining about the same unusual weather. Nigel and Judy returned to their home in Maine, where the snow storms that have been covering the Northeast have not yet appeared, thankfully. Their recent travels include a cruise in the Thousand Islands area of the St. Lawrence Seaway with friends from The Cruising Club of America and their future plans involve making use of all this snow by skiing at Aspin, Colo., in midMarch. I am providing him with Jim Hickson’s Glenwood Springs address in hopes of their getting together in Colorado. Whitefield ’50 – Bill is still in Zephyrhills, Fla., and fully recovered from his case of blood poisoning. As always, he sends me articles on VMI from the Roanoke paper but his sister, who sends them to him, has health problems now so we may not have this source much longer. Bill says the recent cold snap has affected much of the Florida fruit crop, but the growers assure recovery. Well that’s all for now. As mentioned before, our 60th Reunion (if we want one) will be in 2011. I would appreciate any input you might have in order to get an idea of how many think they would like to attend and also what time of year would be most convenient. I will keep you informed as things begin to clarify so that when decision time arrives there will be as little confusion as possible. Thanks so very much for putting up with me. Sincerely, Walt Reed.
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Bob Taylor ’57, Bert Ritchie ’57, and Louie Gump ’57 enjoyed a cruise on the Tennessee River in October 2009.
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Charlie Covell (H) 352-336-0127 (O) 352-846-2000 Ext 251 firstname.lastname@example.org Bob Baker writes that his wife, Barbara, succumbed to melanoma in October after a five-and-a-half year fight. He continues to do mediation and arbitration work, plays golf, and visits his children and grandchildren. Mort Boyd is president and CEO of the Gheens Charitable Foundation in Louisville. He and his wife, Anne, have their children and grandchildren close by. They live in Prospect, outside Louisville, but spend winters in Sea Island, Ga. Mort says he “plays a lot of golf (not well),” but I’ll bet he’s being modest. Leigh Hunt and his wife have a motor home and have escaped the worst of winter in Tucson, Ariz. He has attended reunions at Trinity University in San Antonio and the Air Force Academy. He says he hopes to join us at an EHS reunion one of these years. Darrell Jervey reported the sad news that his youngest daughter
died at age 39 of breast cancer. His two other daughters and son are doing well, and the Jerveys have 10 grandchildren. Darrell continues to practice ophthalmology part-time and works in Haiti, both giving and teaching eye care at the University of Port-au-Prince. John Mason wrote reminding me of our hearing a mutually favorite Andean air, “El Condor Pasa,” in the street in Alexandria last June after our 55th Reunion Friday night dinner. Peter Ramm reports that his wife, Ellen, is recovering well from knee replacement surgery, and that he is fine except for an ailing golf swing. John Trask wrote to say his contact information is unchanged. Bette and Kirk Williams will make their annual spring circuit ride starting at Spanish Wells on Hilton Head Island, then on to Augusta for Sunday’s finale of the Masters, and ending up at the grandchildren’s home in Greenville, S.C. Last year in the closing holes, when Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson were playing together, a tidal wave of patrons – the Masters hierarchy’s preferred term for spectators – surrounded them to the tune of, Kirk guesses, about 15,000. You couldn’t even get a glimpse unless you pushed someone out of the way, which they weren’t going to do, but that
was okay as he wanted no part of that mob scene anyway. So, they hung around between the 15th green and 13th fairway. Five or six twosomes later, here came the leaders Kenny Perry and Angel Cabrera (who won) strolling along 13 as if it were a Tuesday practice round. There may have been 60 walkers watching their second shot – maybe fewer. American obsession with star power and appetite for herd mentality were amply on display that 11th of April. None of my recent letters I sent to 43 of you “bounced.” I still enjoy my part-time work at the McGuire Center at the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville. Please let me know if you are coming my way, and I’ll give you a VIP tour of our collections and our lovely butterfly rainforest. Cheers, Charlie.
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Last October, Jennie and Bert Ritchie organized a two-day, onenight Tennessee River trip from Knoxville to Chattanooga. Anne and Bob Taylor, Virginia and John Ritchie ’50, and Lucy and I were some of the 11 people who went on Trace I, a 42' x 10' cov-
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ered pontoon boat, with Captain and Mrs. Farmer. Although the boat was well-provisioned, we went ashore for dinner and to spend the night at a marina. What a joy! We went through locks, saw wildlife and beautiful scenery, and spent lots of time visiting and reminiscing. Since retiring from The Washington Post in 2004, Ken Ringle has continued to find rewards in sailing. In 2008, he was invited to lecture on maritime novelist Patrick O’Brian, on whom Ken is a leading authority, during a 12-day cruise under sail aboard the tall ship Sea Cloud 2. In November 2009, he sailed a 40-foot sloop with three friends 3,200 miles across the Atlantic from Lisbon to West Palm Beach. Whenever possible he lures classmates Joe Fitchett and Tim deGavre aboard his CS40 Winsome for wine and rum fests under sail on the Chesapeake Bay.
The Class of ’60 gathered on the steps of Hoxton House when they were seniors.
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Reid Pitts writes, “I am financially unable to continue the practice of medicine in a professional manner – responsible to my patients, not the bottom line.” He retired from clinical practice as of Dec. 31, 2009.
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Members of the Class of ’60 at their 45th Reunion.
From the reunion picture of five years ago you can see that the class has gotten bigger. Not more numerous, but bigger...except Stuart. I have gotten some responses to my e-mail but would like more help in thinking about our reunion publication. Please answer briefly (or longly, if you want) the following questions in an e-mail to email@example.com. “What was I expecting when I left family and friends to come to EHS; what was I expecting from graduation (or non-graduation) on June 6, 1960; and what am I expecting of my friends, the world, the cosmos, this year?” The best answer will receive a silver bullet (Coors Cold) from me. Ties will be decided by the best answer to the question:
“Who am I?” Send pictures for verification. Here is what I have so far: John Winfield: “Dear Bill, 1960 expectations: freedom and enjoyment of college; pre-med and medical school; continuing to compete in wrestling. 2010 expectation: practicing medicine at least part-time as long as my health holds up; seeing grandchildren grow up; travel; enjoying life here in Chapel Hill; hoping the Tar Heels become a top-10 contender in football each year; motorcycles; scuba diving.” Bill Stites: “The problem with reunions is that only old people show up. Whatever happened to all the young men in our class? Seriously, looking forward to the 50th. I managed to time a visit to
my youngest daughter, who lives outside Annapolis, with EpiscopalWoodberry this November and took my son-in-law and my almost-5-year-old grandson to The Game. Great fun, but not surprisingly, I didn’t see anyone I recognized. See you in June.” Stuart Ficklen ’62: “People still ask me what I want to be when I grow up. I tell them, I do not plan to grow up. I am very well connected: I dropped out of the same high school that graduated John McCain ’54. My college roommate at UNC-Chapel Hill is a successful and current director of athletics. What other attainments could a man wish for? “Well, this one: I miss W. B. Ravenel, and I would dearly love to have a copy of the ‘English Reference Book.’” John Tison: “1956…and the face of God smiled upon them, and the bells sounded, and the school doors opened, and there was great joy over the land! Another year on The Hill (Some masters were heard to mutter, ‘Name for me just one justification for the existence of teenagers on the face of this earth…and I will not accept propagation, for there are countless life forms more promising to cover that eventuality.’) Can the earliest fruit flowering spring be far away? 2010…a sunny, quiet work day and I’m sitting at my rickety desk with a large window to my right with views of steeples of the Holy City, bookshelves filled with fine literature, and the ubiquitous ERB along with JHT trophies (okay, two tennis, one sailing, all small) and photos evidencing my rich and adventurous past…and the future…septuagenarian, octogenarian, nonagenarian (perhaps?) decades, thinning lists, thinning hair, a thinning briefcase of energy; however, as in ’56, much hope for the future and hope is a good thing…60th, 70th, and 80th reunions to rampantly anticipate! Remember the words of Samuel Johnson: ‘A man, sir, should keep his friendships in constant repair.’
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Let’s do it! Looking forward to seeing everyone.” P.S…Stuart Saunders suffered a stroke just before Christmas, but from all reports is rehabilitating well. His speech has greatly improved, and his thought pattern also is on the upswing. His memory and good humor are returning nicely. William Casparis: “In 1960, joy – it was time to move on and find out just how good our education at EHS was! In 2010, fear – my kids are about to be handed a financial burden (by our government) that will be oppressive. Our 1960 class has lived and worked at a wonderful time in our history – a time of entrepreneurship and not socialism. Hope to see you in June.” John Earman: “Sometimes I wonder about that as more and more body parts fail. I have mixed feelings about this reunion. I am curious about how my classmates have dealt with the ups and downs of life. On the other hand, I’m afraid it will be depressing for a bunch of old men with big bellies and little hair to stare at each other – perhaps it is better to remember each other as the carefree youths we once were.” Tain Tompkins: “Coming east from California, I didn’t know what to expect in 1960. The first rat rally in the old gym scared the bejeezus out of me, marvelously focusing the mind. In 2010, we must all support the ideals of the Renaissance and let no one succumb to pessimism! I approach my 50th Reunion happily and wish the same to all.” Paul Cathcart: From April to November 2009, I organized 47 of some 60 popular songs my father, Robert S. Cathcart, Jr. ’29, wrote from the 1920s to the 1960s as a gift to the College of Charleston for archiving in their “Charleston Jazz Initiative,” housed in their Avery Institute. Part of the work included registering 40 of the songs not previously published in a book with the U.S. Copyright Office, entitled, “Songs by Bobby Cathcart,” my first effort in copy-
Humphrey Tyler ’65 (right) and Robin Manning Riva ’98 both attended a birthday party for Humphrey’s son, Capt. Chad Tyler, USMC, in Solana Beach, Calif. Robin’s husband, Brian Riva, serves in the same Marine helicopter squadron as Humphrey’s son. Brian and Chad also competed against each other in college lacrosse.
right! It is an ongoing project, and I am still working on the other 13 songs to turn over to the CJI of the C-of-C. Included also was a musical comedy, “Lowcountry,” a story conceived by my father in 1947 with formal script written by Ernest Travis in 1968. An event was held in Charleston on Nov. 24, 2009. My father would have been 100 years old the next day. Please sign up for the reunion and visit the EHS Web site (www. episcopalhighschool.org) and check out what the years have wrought on our language favorite, Mr. Whittle.
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Brilliant is not a superlative too far to describe Richard H. Lee’s suggestion that members of the Class of ’65 demur on requests for news in favor of asking our wives to submit their versions of our lives and accomplishments since leaving EHS. Mole offered the idea after Bill Raney made a general plea to all in the class to remove his wife’s
e-mail from the address field in the class’s most recent listserve e-mail before adding their witticisms to the ’65 e-mail thread and clicking on “reply to all.” It seems that Mrs. Raney’s address somehow got onto the class e-mail list, and despite her tolerant nature, she was growing weary with an inbox filled with inane e-mails of questionable factual accuracy from bored 60-year-olds reminiscing about their doubtful athletic abilities and late-night youthful excursions in Georgetown. Mole’s proposal for a wives’ perspective seemed to fascinate several of our classmates, especially when he suggested the Oprah-like headline “The Wives of the Class of ’65 Speak Out!” However, enthusiasm for the idea started to soften after Tony Abbott recalled that several years ago his wife, who is a clinical psychologist, asked his opinion on some ink blots. Tony related that as he offered his interpretation of each inked image, the color drained from his wife’s face, and she murmured something like, “Very interesting.” To the best of Tony’s recollection, his wife suddenly remembered that she needed to run an errand, and they never discussed the incident again. All support for spousegenerated class news evaporated when the question was posed as to whether material from former wives would be considered, which in turn raised the issue about how to decide between (among?) competing submissions from the previous wives of those in the class who now have more than one “ex.” (Clint Laird, ever the perennial ’65 entrepreneur, quickly jumped at the idea of multiple prior wives battling for copyright ownership to ’65 class notes and started lining up advertisers for the TV reality show.) All of the talk about alternative versions of reality from the points of view of current and former wives had a chilling impact on the mid-winter news flow from the Class of ’65, except that it
did seem to inspire Ian Williams to launch one of his stream-ofconsciousness, 800-word, run-on sentences that somehow threaded together the long-suffering Mrs. Raney, Soupy Sales, Mark McGuire, Rixey Todd, Cabell Maddux, Will Haltiwanger, the White House’s Lincoln Bedroom, Tiger Woods, and Ian’s academic performance in Latin I that led to his decision to spend an extra year at EHS. Among the news from usually reliable sources was the following: Sam Darby reported that compared to some of his classmates, his life in Roanoke has been agreeably serene. “Same church, same wife, same law firm,” he reported, and then, considering his contemporaries and the generation that followed, he added “that may qualify as news these days.” When he’s not lawyering, Sam says, “I still bang on a guitar, love a drink at the end of the work week, speak a little French, fish, sail, and canoe. I’ve practiced law here in Roanoke for 35 years and am tempted to move on to something in the humanitarian line in a couple of years.” Jamie Totten writes from Nashville that he is a founding director of the 1911 Trust Company, a Registered Private Trust Company newly chartered in New Hampshire, and in the last year he has travelled to several “foreign destinations in Europe, South America, and repeatedly to Boston.” Jamie regrets he will miss our 45th Reunion because he says he will be “shooting in Uruguay” (at what or whom he didn’t say). Also begging off an appearance at our reunion will be the aforementioned Will Haltiwanger, who will be tied up that weekend performing his official duties as the vice commodore at the Columbia (S.C.) Sailing Club. In May, Will and his cycling buddies have booked a ride down the East Coast, starting in Poughkeepsie on New York’s Hudson River and
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Jack Sibley ’66 with his first grandson, James McBride (Mack) Remmes, who is heading for the Class of ’29 at EHS. Mack’s parents are Lexa Sibley Remmes ’97 and Evan Remmes ’96. They live in London, and Jack visited them in October 2009 two weeks after Mack was born.
ending in Richmond. (For some reason the tour company that planned their itinerary booked their first-night stay in Port Jervis, N.Y., a dying Delaware River city with all the cultural charm of Enid, Okla., and an unemployment rate about that of East St Louis.). Jack Glenn reports that he is pursuing good works in his retirement and in December took over the reins as president of NAMI Guilford, the local (Greensboro) chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. He says he’s planning to show up for the reunion as long as none of his classmates try to collect old unpaid loans for telephone change whose interest has compounded over 45 years. See you at the 45th Reunion on June 11-12. Editor’s Note: Thanks to Humphrey Tyler for his years of service as class correspondent. He has decided to take a welldeserved retirement from the job. Please contact me, Elizabeth Watts (703-933-4046), if you would like to volunteer to be the new class correspondent for the Class of ’65.
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Chris Webster was appointed to the Blue Flight of the Recreation Development Council of the Urban Land Institute.
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On a happy note, two members of the class, Downing Mears and Bud Cox, are now Trustees of the School. Bud just joined the EHS Board last year and, as was noted at his first board meeting, the School is glad that he will have a lot of practical advice to offer given his successful career in secondary school education (see article on page 20). Downing has been on the board for a few years now and Downing’s son, Bayly ’10, is a senior at the School. Walter DuPre reports that his two daughters are both getting married in the next five months. Yikes! On a sad note, I learned from Ginger Peabody, the arts assistant at the School, that her brother, Wes Dolvin, passed away from a brain tumor on Dec. 30, 2009. Wes was with us for about two years. In the fall of last year, Ginger took copies of “Whispers” when she went to visit Wes and was surprised at how vividly Wes remembered the School and most of the students and faculty. Ginger got that the feeling that Wes had a real appreciation of the good teachers and made some good friends. Editor’s Note: Thanks to Skip Fox for his years of service as class correspondent. He has decided to take a well-deserved retirement from the job. Please contact me, Elizabeth Watts (703-9334046), if you would like to volunteer to be the new class correspondent for the Class of ’71.
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time I got to the peak to watch the sun rise over Arabia on New Year’s Day, it was as crowded as the Lagos Airport! Me and my fellow preacher (see photo) and about 500 of his Nigerian parishioners celebrated New Year’s Day together, at 20 degrees fahrenheit. I was hoping to see Moses on the mountaintop, not Bugs Bunny!
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In my journalistic, New York Times-style effort to record “All The News That’s Fit To Print” from our classmates, I had heard from many of you about your hazy memories of Darr Hall’s memorable fall from the window on “third Berkeley.” With foggy e-mail recollections akin to a “Cold Case” television episode, it seems several Old Boys were involved and were collaborators, with allegations of either a “dare” or an assisted push out the window! We’ll be taking statements from Vincent “The Chin” Dobbs, Bobby Preston, Bruce Faurot, Heath Alexander, Charlie “Buck” McKamy, and Darr himself when he returns from Bora Bora! We’ll need to close this case fast, as Vincent reports that he is fighting cholesterol, is now on Lipitor, and has already been “arraigned” for Costco Club! Stay tuned for the verdict. Now, in our “Making A Difference” segment, Wayne Smith reports that he purchased the company where he had worked for the past 15 years on Jan. 1, 2009. He now owns two Thermo King dealerships in the Midwest (Springfield, Mo., and Tulsa, Okla.). He reports that he had great first year as a business owner, in spite of the economy, and has already started off strong for his second year. His son, Conner, is a freshman at the University of Arkansas and is a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity. His daughter, Keller, is a freshman in high school and dances on the pom squad. Keep chilling, Wayne! Louis “Panda” Prichard reports running into Stephen Booth at the Homestead in Virginia last fall and occasionally playing golf with “Bullet” Bill Swinford in Lexington, Ky. Panda’s twin, “Grandpa” Charlie Bagley, reports that his granddaughter,
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Beau Wilson ’72 and a fellow pilgrim after climbing Mt. Sinai in Egypt to watch the sun rise on New Year’s Day.
Belle, celebrated her second birthday on Jan. 30, 2010. Recently, a Virginia acquaintance of mine told me that two of our “left-and-never-returned” Charlottesville classmates, David Kirksey and Teddy Hardeen, are reported to be living in Northern Morocco and Palm Beach, respectively. Check back as I hunt these guys down. Pat Stewart writes that he is still in Edmonton, Canada, doing pretty much the same things with the same responsibilities. He was in North Carolina in October, and had a great weekend at Wrightsville Beach with Reid Murchison and his wife, Linda, Toby McCoy, and other university friends. Pat notes that all seem to be aging quite nicely, and sends “his peace to all the brothers.” Aaron Efird writes, “Len and I proudly announce the marriage of our older daughter, Carson Efird, to Joseph Westerlund on May 9, 2009, at Pawleys Island, S.C. The couple lives in Raleigh, N.C., where Carson is a yoga instructor trainer (Vinyasa flow/Shiva Rea), and Joe is the drummer/percussionist for the band Megafaun. Details of their wedding are highlighted in the winter edition of Weddings Unveiled magazine. Our younger daughter, Bonnie, is now a sophmore at Elon University majoring in journalism and
sorority (Sigma Kappa). Bonnie just completed a fun, month-long internship in Wellington, Fla., as a reporter for Dressage Daily, an online equestrian magazine. I am winding down Polkton Manufacturing Co. Inc., because Seagoing Uniform’s government uniform contract is over, and I’m looking for work to fill the void. So anybody out there that needs U.S. garment production please give me a call at 704-624-3200. Lastly, but not least, my wife, Len, continues to build her gourmet food business, Diva Moma’s Chicken Pie, marketing the most incredible recipe of all time. Just two bites and you will forget all your troubles presented by these trying times. That’s all for now. In the proverbial words of Rickety Rackety Shanty Town, Fight Team Fight!” Finally, during the Christmas and New Year’s Holidays, I took the Wilson family (i.e. Mary, Frances, and Katherine) to Cairo and the Sinai to see the pyramids at Giza and snorkel in the Red Sea. As you might expect from the “Preacher,” I just had to climb the 7,497-foot Mount Sinai, where Moses supposedly received the Ten Commandments from God. After a three-hour drive through the desert from Sharm El-Sheikh and an all-night climb alone from St. Catherine’s Monastery, by the
David Carr reports, “My daughter, Maurie, a senior at Princeton, attended a debutante party in Charleston, S.C., for Frances deSaussure ’06 (former EHS Head Monitor) and Harriet Kelly, daughter of Kevin Kelly ’74. The party was hosted by their parents and by Howell Morrison ’72, whose daughter also debuted.”
Bill Stokes (H) 919-493-7481 (O) 919-490-7141 firstname.lastname@example.org and Gilliam Kittrell (H) 919-788-8171 (O) 919-876-7411 Gilliam3rd@aol.com 40h Reunion: June 2014
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time. Al and I did more cross country skiing than downhill – a sign of the times. Then the deButtses and Rhynes headed down to Pasadena, Calif., for the Rose Bowl parade and football game. My wife, Shelley, is from Pasadena, so it was a walk down memory lane for her! Lots of fun. That’s it from a snow-covered Holy Hill. Please come back for a visit. You are always welcome!
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You take a few editorial liberties in your class notes and there is always one classmate who gets offended. You know who I am talking about, the class know-it-all, Mr. Four-Year-Average-Over-100, Alex Liu. His alter-ego e-mail address is Lex Luthor. Need I say more? Well, in fact, I will. I quote, and this hurts me deeply, but I can handle the barbs, plus I’ve got to give it to the little squirt, he still has a rapier-sharp mind. The rest of him has gone to the dogs! “Yes, we noticed that you are now rivaling the recently departed J.D. Salinger for the best short story fiction writer of the century. I hope your skill at misrepresentation and fraud doesn’t extend to the CFO function, or are you now a southern-fried Bernie Madoff in the making? I will challenge any and all of the Class of ’76 to an ‘age-off ’ competition to judge 1) highest percentage (coverage and density) of original scalp hair remaining and 2) body mass index (total and girth-wise) on an absolute and relative class basis. I have seen some major crimes against healthcare in some alumni photos (and I don’t mean Obamacare crimes!)…We need to 1) correct those vices and 2) celebrate the virtues. Results by next the reunion. I am guessing you are 35th percentile on both measures, which would be roughly equivalent to your senior year SAT score performance.” So, Yin-Hwa has laid down the gauntlet. Our 35th Reunion is just over 12 months away when you read these notes. Let’s see who comes back at their high school weight and hair! I had a great visit with our class cardiovascular surgeon, Dr. Edward Morrison. He was in town this fall and dropped by the office. Remember, I did make
1977 Andrea Davidson and Charley Matheson ’81 were married on Oct. 3, 2009 in Earlysville, Va. EHS friends and family enjoyed the festivities. Left to right: Cliff Fox ’75, Phillip Thomas ’81, Murdoch Matheson ’92, Tom Garland ’80, Andrea Matheson, Charley Matheson ’81, the “Madman from Middleburg,” Robert Matheson ’91, Chris Jacobs ’93, John Matheson ’68, and Tom Evans ’81.
the offer that if anyone from the Legendary Class of 1976 was on campus to drop by; well, Edward did, and it took me a good three hours to get rid of him! He joined us for lunch and grilled my poor freshmen advisees and regaled them about the “Good Old Days.” I don’t think he convinced any of them that things were better back then! Edward’s life is pretty busy. He and his wife, Sarah, are both working and are getting by. Their oldest daughter, Rosalyn, is living and working in Korea and enjoying life. His son, Will, is a junior at the Citadel, a Summerall Guard, and is, in Edward’s words, a beast! I think his next child, Eliza, is a junior at the College of Charleston and spends most of her time in Europe, and Edward hasn’t quite figured out how this is happening. Katherine is a freshman at the College of Charleston as well and has her Dad’s social genes. Finally there is precious little Emma, who is 6 and is taking karate and runs the household. I would expect that both she and her parents will be ready for her to come to Episcopal when the time is right! Another of the class doctors, Billy Kelly, was on campus this fall watching a little football. He’s still holding down the fort in
Fayetteville, N.C., and looked to be in good health. I got a request from Hugh Haynsworth to be his friend on Facebook. I set up a Facebook page by accident and got bombarded by people I know and don’t know. I haven’t done a thing with it and don’t remember my password, so Hugh if you get this, send me a regular e-mail and let me know what you have been up to. Willcox Dunn has dropped off my radar screen, but I have heard from reliable sources that he has punted the corporate lawyer rat race and is teaching surfing in Costa Rica! Can that be true? Someone please confirm this and give me an address, because I will be down there in a heartbeat. Another classmate from the Virginia Beach area I’d like to track down is Brad Bartlett. Let me know if you have seen or talked to him recently. Clay Burkhalter produced a documentary film about his single-handed sailing crossing of the Atlantic from France to Brazil. The film premiered in January. Congratulations, Clay! The deButts, Rhyne and Coxe families all got together at Tench’s ski house in Sugar Bowl near Lake Tahoe between Christmas and New Year. Everyone had a great
John Baicy (H) 336-774-8086 (O) 336-722-7768 jbaicy@ImmediaPrint.com 35th Reunion: June 2012
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Chris Knapp was featured in the Williams College magazine because he has been a lead fundraiser for the Hermann Park Conservancy since 1997. His good work led to the revitalization of Hermann Park, a 445-acre public park in Houston.
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I recently caught up with J Smith. J lives in Winston-Salem, N.C., and oversees BMW and Mini Cooper sales for Flow BMW-Mini of Winston-Salem. Flow Automotive has 31 franchises and more than 900 employees. J reports that Gray, his oldest son, is a redshirt freshman defenseman on the UNC varsity lacrosse team. I think he also mentioned that he has another son who will also be playing lacrosse at UNC next year. J’s kids going to UNC. Imagine that. Last August, I left Hilliard Lyons, the brokerage firm for whom I had worked since 1993, to join Wealth Management of Kentucky, a boutique money management operation affiliated with LPL Securities, the nation’s largest independent broker/dealer. Please send your class notes submissions to me at email@example.com.
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Todd Gray was featured in a holiday cooking article in The New York Times.
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Meghan and David Woltz had a baby girl, Elizabeth Helen Woltz, in November; mother and baby are both well and happy. They live in Wisconsin, where David works for Kimberly-Clark in consumer marketing. Chris Bickford covered the celebration in New Orleans after the Saints’ Super Bowl victory for The New York Times. A slide show of his photographs was published on the Times Web site.
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Robert Hurt is running for U.S. Congress from the Fifth District of Virginia. He currently serves as a Virginia state senator.
Will Burdell (H) 912-638-1790 (O) 912-638-3611 WillBurdell@seaisland.com 25th Reunion: June 2013
At the beginning of January, J.M. Ramey established a new law practice, Ramey | Michael Business Law Group, PC, in Richmond, Va. The firm is focused on the needs of small and mid-size businesses and their owners, and provides general corporate, business succession, M&A, securities/capital raising, estate planning, and tax
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1993 Holly and Ken Hyde ’92 with their daughter, Anne Bolling Hyde, after her christening.
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services. What makes the firm unique is that it will provide all of its services on a fixed-fee basis, which J.M. and his partner believe will create tremendous value for their clients. J.M. is even more proud of his two children, Caroline (10) and Jack (7), who he says are growing up way too fast. J.M. would love to hear from classmates and other friends from EHS.
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Croom Lawrence writes, “I got married to Elizabeth Buchheister on Dec. 19, 2009, right at the peak of the blizzard – beautiful snow and wedding!”
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Jonathan Bradner recently returned from a Navy reserve deployment to the Persian Gulf, where he was on missions with an inshore boat unit based out of Kuwait. He is also the very proud father of William Patrick, who is now 17 months old. We all should be inspired by Jonathan’s service to the country. Gary Graham sure loves animals. I can attest since he had several stuffed and hung on the walls of our room on first Dal. He is now putting that love toward a new and admirable project, an animal rescue network dedicated to the rehabilitation and placement of everything from dogs to goats. Gary writes: “Life is good in Summerfield [N.C.], spending much time at the coast fishing and the rest of my time with my lovely wife, Garland, at Red Dog Farm. Check out www.reddogfarm.com. We have placed over 830 animals in permanent homes!” Recently, I caught up with Nathan Michel over dinner and just a couple drinks. After receiving his Ph.D. in composition from Princeton, Nathan is still writing and performing music, most recently with a Brooklyn-based outfit called Hospitality. Nathan’s solo work is phenomenal, and I highly recommend you pick up
Emily Fletcher Breinig ’94 and her son, Thomas
his album, “The Beast.” That is, if you ever take that AC/DC off the turntable. Nathan recently got married, and he and his wife live in Red Hook, Brooklyn, N.Y. Jim Pattillo is a lawyer in Birmingham, Ala. He met his wife, Amy, at law school and together they have two kids. According to his Facebook updates, Jim really likes Florida football and his new Snuggie. You can keep up with Jim on Twitter. Our beloved Head Monitor Patrick Scott is thankfully still mentoring young people as a fifth-grade teacher at the Sargent Shriver Elementary School in Maryland. From the look of his pictures, Patrick has a beautiful family, still sports the bowtie on occasion, and doesn’t look a day over 18. His boy, Matias, has his daddy’s big smile. Leigh Webber is a very talented professional photographer in Charleston, S.C., where she just moved operations into a new studio on Cannon Street. You can view her work on her Web site: leighwebber.com. Jason Light is still living in Atlanta and recently returned from a 16-day kayaking trip to China and Japan. He writes, “I also spent time in Beijing, Hangzhou, Zoushan, Jia Jiang, Shanghai, and Tokyo, along with kayaking for about six days in various lakes and rivers around Eastern Central China and in the East China Sea.” Check out his pics on Facebook, if you want proof. Chris Corley reports, “Sarah
Jason Light ’93 on the Great Wall of China.
Left to right: Gary Graham ’93, Lee Vaughan ’93, Ralph McGee ’94, Trey Bason ’93, Ryan Craig ’93, and Harrison Thurston ’93 at a reunion of Egypt in North Carolina.
and I are proud to announce the birth of our second child, Alexander Shull Corley, on July 15, 2009. He gives us and his 4-year-old sister, Lilly, a hard time because he refuses to sleep through the night. I’m still working like a dog as a financial advisor with Merrill Lynch in Mount Pleasant, S.C. I can be reached at email@example.com. Don Pocock writes, “I have been named a partner in the firm of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP. My practice focuses on business and commercial litigation and most of my clients are from the financial services and construction industries. On a personal note, Lynn and I are expecting our second child in July 2010.” Congratulations, Don!
Ham Morrison remains Charleston’s one and only stock car racer. (Not to mention a very successful businessman doing historic home renovations.) Ham became a crowd favorite during his rookie year when he would drive his ’74 Chevy Nova to and from the track. He went on to earn the 2004 Summerville Speedway Division Championship, securing three victories and 10 top 5’s that year. This year Ham just needs a few more sponsors to get No. 74 race-ready for the Super Truck series in Myrtle Beach. Go to hammorrison.com to help him out! Denver Graninger got his master’s degree from the University of Colorado and a Ph.D. in classics from Cornell. He is now a profes-
sor at the American School in Athens, Greece, where they truly appreciate his full beard. Denver always was smarter than all the rest of us combined. Speaking of smart, Lee Vaughan made the trip from his home in Nashville to EHS for the Woodberry game this past fall. I was glad to see him sporting his jacket commemorating the 1993 undefeated football team, on which he was a breakout star. He was looking for chances to recount his famous diving catch in the end zone, but Chris Jacobs, Victor Maddux, and I were too busy wrangling our kids. (Chris has three, and Victor and I each have two.) This year’s Episcopal squad put up a great fight against some overfed boys from Orange. I hope more Old Boys and Girls from our class will make it to The Game this year. In other happy news, Eleanor and Jon Ylvisaker welcomed their son, Alistair “Alvo” Ylvisaker, this year. King Mueller married the lovely Brooke Ransom in Charleston, S.C. And Flynn Jarrett, who lives in Jacksonville, Fla., with his wife, Lori, and kids Everett (6) and Brooks (1), hunkered down and got his degree. Finally, a sincere thank you to our classmate Don Pocock, who has tirelessly and consistently written class notes for the past 16(!) years. He has generously allowed me to unburden him of the reins for a few years. Thank you, Don, for all of your hard work.
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Patrick and I welcomed our first child, Thomas Nathan Breinig, on Nov. 14. We are keeping busy adapting to parenthood, enjoying our little kiddo, and getting to know Dallas. Look us up if you are ever visiting this area! John Mims ’93 and Ashby
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Brunson Mims are living in Richmond and had their second child, Roland Bacot Mims, on Nov. 4, 2009. Also, I set up a Facebook group for our class in February, so please go there and request to be added. It is called EHS Class of 1994. It has been fun reconnecting with some people through Facebook!
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Brian Knutson ’96 and his son, Jack
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Pence Craddock Scurry writes, “J.P. and I had a little girl, Mary Henley Spencer Scurry, on Oct.10, 2009.” Natasha Ossinova writes, “I have a little son, Vasily, who will turn 1 year old in February. I love being a mom, for the time being, and on some weekends help bring more babies into this world by working as an obstetrics nurse. In June we’ll be moving to Pittsburgh (from New York) for my husband’s fellowship in surgical oncology.” Katherine Webb Easterling writes, “My news this year is the birth of our third daughter, Mary Pinckney, on Oct. 4, 2009. She has survived exuberant hugs and kisses from big sisters Seabrook (4) and Simmons (2). I took a break this fall from volunteer work and have thoroughly enjoyed the extra time to spend with the children. They grow so quickly. When life feels crazy, it’s great to find refuge in our local church. My free time is spent sleeping, sewing, reading, and working out. I am determined to wear my skinny jeans again with the help of a little Zumba.”
Amelia and Andy Smith ’96 with their daughter, Magnolia Grey Smith
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From Randy: Shanty-Towners, I do not have a great deal of news to report this issue, but have a feeling that the next alumni notes will mostly consist of baby pictures. That said, Maroon Machine, let’s get started with a few birth announcements. Sarah and Brian Knutson are expecting again and due in early July. I had the pleasure of visiting them in Alexandria this fall. It was great to finally meet Jack Knutson. He seemed to be more smitten with my golden retriever than
he was to meet his Uncle Randy, so I’ve decided that Jack will be getting a puppy from me for his next birthday. All kidding aside, we had a fabulous visit, aside from Brian’s obsessing about potentially overcooking the hamburgers the first night. Speaking of burgers, former Head Cheerleader Luke Zehner recently won a competitive hot dog eating contest at a Bay-area PETA rally. He will also be finishing up at the Miami Advertising School this spring. Hey Z, “beer me” some training pointers. Bri and I are running in a halfmarathon this summer. I heard you had a list of “what not to do” when running with Brian. Sarah already told me that he is obsessed with P09X workout videos. What have I gotten myself into? Also in from the “Left Coast,” Andy Smith and his wife, Amelia, had a baby girl last fall. Magnolia Grey Smith was born on Oct.12,
2009, weighing in at 7 pounds and 4 ounces. Congratulations, Smith family! Can’t wait to hit the bunny slopes with her at Tahoe next year. Brentt Brown writes that his band, Pirate Radio, will be releasing their third album, entitled “Fires in the Woods,” this February. I can’t help but wonder if the album title was inspired by the anti-Woodberry chant “Go back into the woods.” When not “laughing out loud,” Temple Forsyth Basham is running her own recycled-babyclothing business in Richmond called “Fancy Pants.” Temps also reports that she and Andrew are also expecting baby No. 2 this summer in early August. Congrats, Bashams! Jamie Johnson Boyd writes that she and Bear just had their third baby boy, Heath, last May. James is now 6, and Carter is 3½ . Great news, Jamie! Still no word from C. Graham, Old Boys and Girls, but I did hear from Burch Baggett. Burch is living in his hometown of Daytona Beach, Fla., where he runs Baggett Financial Group, specializing in employee benefits for businesses, as well as individual health, life, and disability insurance. Burch spends most of his free time hunting, fishing, golfing, and living the bachelor’s dream in sunny Florida. Well, graduates of ’96, that about does it. As for me, I’m teaching kindergarten in the
Alia Mokihana Marquardt is the daughter of Kristen Edwards ’97 and Daniel Marquardt.
mountains of western North Carolina. I’m guessing some of you will find that rather humorous. I’ve decided that most of what kids do at this age is either disgusting or hilarious, often both. I’ve also learned that they enjoy eating hamster food. I like it so far, but think I might be better suited for another grade when the opportunity knocks. In the mean time, boys and girls, please write with updates from your lives. Hope everyone is doing swell.
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Welcome back, everyone, for the first edition of our class notes in this new decade! Not a whole lot of news this time, but what I do have to report is definitely exciting stuff. In general, I suppose that not much changes for us anymore over six-month intervals. I’m still convinced that we all cheat a little bit by using Facebook, but I’m always happy to get an e-mail once in a while (my mailbox gets mighty lonely sometimes). I think by far the biggest news out of our class comes from the esteemed Danielle O’Banion, who took a moment to tell me what it feels like to be inducted into the
Left to right: Jessica and Bill Allen ’97 and Scott Harris ’97 with his wife, Becky.
Bill Allen ’97 and Bennett White ’97 at a wedding reception in New Orleans.
EHS Athletics Hall of Fame! I got this news after my deadline for the fall magazine, but I am just so proud of Danielle for being recognized for such an amazing athletics career at Episcopal. The following was her response when I asked her about it, “The EHS Athletics Hall of Fame induction is certainly a highlight for my family and me. It doesn’t seem right to be recognized for doing what you love. The best was the reaction of our players at Memphis – ‘This means you’re getting old, Coach.’ Regardless of what it means to anyone else, it is an honor I will cherish for a lifetime. I look forward to taking part in the ceremony in November 2011.” I remember my first weekend on campus as a freshman, not really knowing anyone else, and getting involved in a pick-up basketball game against Danielle and Portia Scott. Needless to say, my teammate and I (I think it was Bill Mark), got completely waxed by that duo. On behalf of
the entire class, congratulations, Danielle! There are three big items from the last six months in the category of family expansion to share. Claire Kirkpatrick let me know that she is recently engaged. She and Daniel (last name not included in her e-mail) have not set a date yet, but they don’t intend to make any plans until March, when Daniel finds out where he will do his medical residency. Claire is currently working as a physician’s assistant in a family medicine practice and is enjoying it thoroughly. C.A. Spivey Rountree still loves living in Alexandria with her family. She notes that her 2½-year-old daughter, Cousteau, is going to be a big sister on July 6. Congratulations, C.A.! Bennett White’s family is also due to expand by one, sometime around the publication of this edition of the alumni magazine. We got to catch up with him in New Orleans in January (more on that later). Big things are afoot in Asheville,
N.C., for Joe Segrave these days. He and Ashley are mesmerized by how quickly their kids, Van and Lula Kate, are growing up. The snow this winter in the North Carolina mountains has been nice, but I think they are ready for spring to arrive. Joe has been involved in a big expansion of the Toyota dealership there, and as soon as the project is done, he will leave his current dealership to open up his own car lot. It’s a big step for Sebreeze, but I have no doubt he will be very successful. He shares that he took his annual duck hunting trip with J.W. Perry and Jim Goodwin to Missouri. They had a blast despite a somewhat lackluster hunt. Josh Webster, first-time contributor during the current administration, says that he has gone back to James Madison University to finish up his degree. Hey, there is no time like the present to wrap that thing up, Josh! He is also considering a master’s degree in history and plans to either go back to a career in sales or get into coaching and teaching high school. We all remember what kind of football player and wrestler he was, so sharing that knowledge and molding young minds could be the wise course. Shriti Patel appears to be moving her psychiatry career in the right direction. In July, she will move to New Haven for a year to do a fellowship at Yale in geriatric psychiatry. She’s excited about the program, but not the weather. New England is awesome in the summer, not so much in the winter. Have fun with the 10-foot snowdrifts! Additionally, she helped celebrate the wedding of her brother, Anuj Patel ’94, back in September and got to spend some time with Apryl Grasty ’96. And finally, she is soon going to be an aunt, so things in the entire Patel family seem to be going great! Caldwell Clarke has fully recovered from his disgusting hand injury. He has recently been promoted to the rank of lieutenant
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and has been assigned to one of the busiest ladder trucks in the county. Sounds like he’s living the dream. My 4 ½ -year-old son, Ward, recently informed me that he wants to be a fireman when he grows up, and he practically explodes with excitement every time he sees a fire truck, so he’ll have a role model to emulate when he gets older! Lucy Whittle Goldstein is still teaching at St. George’s School. Additionally, she is the dean of 10th grade and is directing community service at the school. Her daughter, Jane, is great and will be 2 years old in August. Nick Carosi writes that all of his kids are in school. Not much to report in Raleigh. I still see Scott Harris quite a bit, as he lives here, too. In early January, we went to a wedding for a Hampden-Sydney friend of ours in New Orleans and got to hang out with Bennett White as well. That was my first trip to New Orleans. The Saints beat the Cardinals the night of the wedding, and I thought the city was going to explode. I have officially jumped on the Saints bandwagon and proudly consider myself a part of Who Dat Nation! New Orleans is quite a place, to say the least. In some respects, it is as though everything that Rudy Giuliani swept off the streets of Times Square in New York simply reappeared on Bourbon Street. We had tons of great food and enjoyed the wedding reception in a 300-year-old bank in the French Quarter. Sorry you missed it, Lu! I hope 2010 is better for everyone than 2009 turned out to be. From these reports, it sounds promising so far. Please stay in touch, either via e-mail, Facebook, phone, or Pony Express.
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Katherine Houstoun Schutt ’98 (left) and Elizabeth Boothby Krusen ’98 with Elizabeth’s son, Bennett, at his christening in November.
Dan Harrington ’98 and his fiancé, Brandy Skipton
Raymond Arthur Vickery, the son of Tappan and Morgan Vickery ’98, was born on Jan. 30. EHS friends gathered for the wedding of George Gummere ’98 and Jessica Hogle. Kneeling, left to right: George Gummere ’98 and Jessica Charlotte Hogle; standing: Patrick Carlini ’99, Will Stronach ’98, Eric Strom ’98, Molly Gummere Sinclair ’94, Steve Polachek ’99, Pat Halloran ’98, Frank Brawley ’98, Dave Traviesa ’98, Hunter Yarbrough ’98, Jim Goodwin ’97, Stayton Bonner ’98, and Morgan Vickery ’98.
First, I’d like to apologize for the Class of 1998’s slim showing in the last alumni magazine. I flaked at the end of ’09. Having been fully shamed by some fellow classmates, I launched what Dan Harrington coined a “class notes offensive” and tracked down some classmates who had heretofore been hard to find. It was great to reconnect with these folks and to see some fantastic photos. So, starting with Dan… Dan Harrington got engaged last March to Brandy Skipton in a pretty spectacular location.
He writes: “I had a consulting assignment in India, and when I was done, we traveled together. Since the opportunity to ask someone to marry you at the Taj Mahal only comes around every so often, I took it. We’re getting married in May and planning full time until then. We live in San Francisco, and I work as an analyst at StubHub.” Check out the photo of Dan and Brandy that was taken about 20 minutes before he popped the question. Speaking of engagements, Kirsten Sta.Ana got engaged in November to Kyle Mork
Joy Berlanga and her baby brother, Cruz, are the children of Hector and Tyne Vance Berlanga ’98.
and is planning to get married in October in Italy. George Gummere tied the knot in June 2009 in St. Michaels, Md., and his wedding was well
attended by EHS alums, including Will Stronach, Eric Strom, Pat Halloran, Frank Brawley, Dave Traviesa, Hunter Yarbrough, Stayton Bonner, and Morgan Vickery from the Class of ’98. George and his wife, Jessica Charlotte Hogle, live in D.C. He reports: “It was a big year: I got married, finished my M.B.A., and turned 30 this past December!” Congratulations are in order for Jason Coker, who is expecting his first child – a son – with wife Casey in March. The Cokers live in Florence, S.C., where Jason is now working for the family business, Pearce and Pearce Inc., which specializes in health insurance for college students. Not too far away, in St. Simons, Ga., Susan Singleton Dunn welcomed twin girls Lauren and Catherine Dunn on April 13, 2009. Tyne Vance Berlanga and husband Hector also added a son, Cruz Vance Berlanga, to their growing family on Oct. 22, 2009. She writes: “He’s a sweet little guy and our daughter, Joy, loves her new role as big sister. We live in Frisco, Texas. I’m enjoying staying at home being a mom and watching my children grow.” From the West Coast, Robin Manning Riva reports: “Brian and I are still living in southern California with our yellow lab. I am working for California State University-San Marcos as an academic advisor. I just have to complete my thesis to finish a master’s degree in educational counseling. We have been here for over three years, and love Carlsbad. Brian has completed two deployments to Iraq and will be headed for a third to Afghanistan this spring. He flies AH-1W Cobra helicopters for the USMC. We do miss family and friends on the East Coast, but can’t complain when we are enjoying 75-degree weather in January!” Former West Coaster Marley Dominguez writes: “Since moving from L.A., I have been living in Dubai but working for a sovereign wealth fund based in Abu Dhabi.
“Rules for My Unborn Son” by Walker Lamond ’93 has received rave reviews and has been featured in many publications including The Wall Street Journal, Reader’s Digest, and USA Today. It is a charming compilation of bits of advice that Walker wrote while anticipating his son’s birth. The book is available on Amazon.com and has its own Web site: http://rulesformyunbornson.net. Check it out.
My role is the director investing in international real estate, so I have been traveling throughout Asia and the U.S. for the last two years primarily. It has been interesting to see the Palm Islands, the world’s tallest building, largest mall, and the Burj Hotel.” Stayton Bonner is working as an editorial intern for Outside Magazine in Santa Fe through June. He writes: “Catherine and I love being here. Santa Fe is pretty cold at the moment. We’re living in a 200-year-old adobe with little heat save for the fireplace. We’re stocked on wood. The skiing was great last weekend. We have a spare bedroom if you or anyone wants to visit.” Charlie Porter says life is good in Little Rock, Ark. He saw Andrew Grobmyer over the holidays and recently celebrated his second daughter, Reese’s, birthday. Class road warrior Andrew Nielson is staying busy with The Lost Trailers: “Still with Sony Records, recording our new album in Nashville and L.A. We’ve landed one of the biggest U.S. tours this year, playing alongside Tim McGraw and Lady Antebellum for Tim’s Southern Voice Tour (Feb. 11-April 12); then, helping to headline the Vans Warped Country Throwdown Tour (May 13-June 20). This, all before July, is just business as usual for a hard-working band in country music. Check out tour dates (www.thelosttrailers.com), and
please hit me up at my Facebook site (Facebook.com/drew.nielson), if you’ll be in these major metropolitan areas for a show.” Elly Palmer moved to D.C. earlier this year after receiving her master’s in nursing from U.Va. She writes: “I just started working at Georgetown University Hospital on a thoracic surgery and cardiovascular step-down unit. I’m loving D.C. and my new job. Had a great time seeing Lindsay Whittle ’99 recently and am also looking forward to being down in Waco, Texas, in May for Emily Owens’ wedding.” LaMarr Datcher is back on the East Coast after graduating from Valparaiso University School of Law in the Midwest. He reports, “Life after law school is going pretty well. It feels good to be back home, as I have not lived here since my days at EHS. I am now working in business development out of the D.C. office of De Novo Legal LLC. It’s a N.Y.C.-based company that focuses on operating the entire life cycle of e-discovery projects for law firms and corporate legal departments, as well as document review. I have a lot to learn and am thankful to be in a position that merges my interest in business and law.” Will Doffermyre shared this story: “On Halloween, I attended Griff VanMeter’s (Class of ’99) wedding in Lexington, Ky., along with Will Chapman ’99, Davis White ’99, Katie Kaufman ’99, and Morgan Guthridge ’99. In
typical Griff fashion, his wedding was a costume party. Not only did he invite fire eaters, side shows, the UK marching band, and Michael Jackson and his Thriller zombies, but he even opened the party up to the public after 10 p.m. and charged admission. I think he turned a profit on the whole deal. Whether he made money or not, there is no doubt that Griff is very lucky to have found the sweetest and most beautiful wife named Sara Wiley.” Some news from Tampa: Frank Brawley and wife Patricia are loving life in the Big Guava (that’s a real nickname; look it up). Frank works as a financial advisor with Merrill Lynch and sees David Traviesa and Elizabeth Boothby Krusen fairly often. Speaking of Dave, he wrote in with perhaps his first update ever… “Hello Class of ’98. I am slowly balding and growing grey, probably a 7.5-10 on the attractivity scale. I was recently promoted to sales and marketing executive for Voyager, Central Florida. Voyager is the nation’s largest provider of intervention solutions for struggling readers and math students. I live with my girlfriend of four years, Emily, in Tampa. We have two daughters – Mia and Gunz. They are of the feline variety but children no less. I visited EHS this summer before George Gummere’s wedding (wonderful) and sat down with Ms. Maher for a long time. She gave me the ‘what are you doing in my office’ Ms. Maher look before she recognized me. She admitted that she had had reservations about my future – but seemed proud of my post-highschool endeavors, so far. She hasn’t changed a bit, and it was great to see her (she was one of my faves). I looked everywhere for DAD (Mr. Douglas) but couldn’t find him. The new art building is real impressive. Love you all – Dave” I made it down to Tampa in November for the christening of Elizabeth Boothby Krusen’s son (and my godson!), William Bennett, who was born on
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July 1, 2009. Elizabeth has her hands full with Bennett and his 3-year-old sister, Lilly. In January, Lizzie Wellons Hartman hosted Elizabeth, Wray Barber, Alyson Evans Beha, Margaret Kopp, and me for a weekend at her new home in Atlanta. Despite the absurdly freezing temps, we had a wonderful time catching up. Lizzie moved to Atlanta last summer and is working as a counselor at Skyland Trail, an adult mental health facility. Margaret is still loving her first year of law school at UNC. Wray is getting ready to graduate from Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, and Alyson is preparing to make the move into a new apartment in Brooklyn. Nothing new from me – still writing, living in Richmond, Va., and waiting for warmer weather. I hope the rest of the Class of ’98 is doing well – if you haven’t updated us in awhile, you should be expecting the next “offensive” in a few months. (It’s not as bad as it sounds.) Until then, happy spring!
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Greetings from snowy Columbus, Ohio. Lots of news from the Class of 1999: William Akridge is living in Vietnam right now working as an educational consultant. Prather Smith married Jake Claghorn at Lake Martin, Ala., on Oct. 17, 2009 (see photo). EHS alums Kristin Smith ’01, Bettie Antrim Dansby, Lindsay Whittle, Lauren Campbell Ayers, Megan Punches ’98, Harrison White, and former faculty member Lindsay White joined in the celebration. Jake and Prather are still living in New York and enjoying married life! Elizabeth Hackney Davies writes that, “Joe and I just welcomed our first child, a daughter, Frances Page Davies, on Jan. 23 at 3:34 p.m. Page weighed in at 8
Jake and Prather Smith Claghorn ’99 A good time was had by all at the wedding of Amanda Rogers and Walker Inman ’99. First Row, left to right: Burke Boger ’99, Ed Inman ’68, Caroline Inman ’03, Susanne Inman ’02, Walker Inman ’99, Amanda Inman, and Nat Hendricks ’01; second row: Eric Zeckman ’99, Charley Frazier ’68, James Doswell ’00, John Genet ’69, Jon Barrett ’68, Patrick Carlini ’99, Steve Salyer ’99, William Akridge ’99, Will Chapman ’99, Waldo Bradley ’00, Alcide Longoria ’99, and Katie Kaufman ’99. Also in attendance were Georgeanna Milam Chapman ’99 and Robbie Harrison ’57.
pounds and 4 ounces and was 21 inches long.” Walker Inman got married on Oct. 17, 2009, to Amanda Rogers. The wedding was a great time and a bunch of EHS people were there (see photo).
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As usual, the Class of 2000 has been busy and shared a lot of exciting news! This past fall and winter included many EHS gatherings, beginning in November with the fabulous wedding of Alicia Ravenel to Ed Boyd in her hometown of Charleston, S.C. If you can believe it, there were too many EHS graduates to even attempt to take an alumni picture! If memory serves, the following were present: Sarah
Ravenel Dollens ’97 (Alicia’s sister), Schuyler Williams, Hattie Gruber, Lillian Smith (one of Alicia’s bridesmaids), Eliza Smith ’02, Summers Clarke Lacey, Stuart Rhodes ’01, Shepard Rose ’97, Jean Prentice Manning ’02, Rawlins Lowndes, Ben Geer ’99, Lyles Geer ’02, Beverly Mebane ’02, Sara Caughman ’03, Katherine Maybank ’98, Elizabeth Pope Smithgall, Donnell “Beatle” Smith ’69, and Katie Rose Trotter ’95. And from the generations ahead of us: Peter Read ’56, Mayo Read ’53, Henry Smythe ’66, and Tom Waring ’62. Right after Alicia’s wedding, I made an inaugural, albeit last-minute, trip to Austin, Texas, where I had a chance to catch up with Tate ’95 and Alexis Lambeth ’95 and Anne Perry Swift and her husband at the UT vs. Kansas game. I even met a few of the cast members from “Friday Night Lights”…the one and only Tim Riggins (Taylor Kitsch), Landry Clarke (Jesse Plemons), and Billy
Frances Page Davies is the daughter of Joe and Elizabeth Hackney Davies ’99.
Riggins (Derek Phillips.) Needless to say, Austin definitely lived up to the hype, and I plan to get back there sooner rather than later! Hattie and I spent New Year’s Eve in Palm Beach, Fla., where we enjoyed several glorious days with big group of EHS grads including my brothers, Victor Maddux ’93 and Hunter Williams ’02, Cary Goodwin ’93, Tate Lambeth ’95, John Hooff ’95 and his wife, McLean, Winfield Sickles ’95, Philip Nuttle, and Elizabeth Hossfeld. It was quite an eclectic group running around town and a holiday tradition that we hope to maintain for years to come! Hattie and I continue to see fellow EHS grads in N.Y.C., including Allison Jones, who got engaged in December to Ryan
Left to right: Victor Maddux ’93, Schuyler Williams ’00, Hunter Williams ’02, and Cary Goodwin ’93 celebrated New Year’s in Palm Beach, Fla.
Alicia Ravenel Boyd ’00 and her husband, Ed Boyd
Hubbard and plans to marry this November back in North Carolina. Congrats, Allison! Becky Kellam ’99 still uses us as guinea pigs for her culinary skills, which is a total luxury. Her fabulous apartment is going to be featured in the New York Daily News later this month! I will be sure to share the article in the next class notes! Brenton Hardee ’02 made her quarterly visit to the Big Apple, so she, Hattie, and I had a chance to catch up before Brenton heads back to London for another six months for her new job! She is going to attempt to build an artrelated startup business that she developed over the course of her Sotheby’s Institute program this past fall. Hattie and I are excited (read: jealous) about her situation and plan to visit sometime this summer when the N.Y.C. humidity becomes too much to bear. Thanks to the minute-by-minute updates provided on Facebook, Hattie and I discovered that Price Smith was in town for two nights and pulled off a last-minute dinner at Asia de Cuba. Price loves his job and London so much that he plans to stay there indefinitely, so we
Devin Harris, son of Vanessa and David Harris ’00, celebrated his first birthday.
have another reason to visit! Jordan Phillips had enough of Arizona, returned to his home state, and started his own real estate group in Charlotte, N.C. Lillian Smith still loves Charlotte and enjoys seeing Jordan on a regular basis now that they are in the same city. Lillian left the advertising world when Oprah at Home folded several months ago and really likes her new career working in local government for the town of Davidson. Both Jordan and Lillian look forward to making the trip to Alexandria this June! Maisie Cunningham, Elizabeth Hossfeld, Carlie Hooff, Jenny Kroncke, and Kate Lummis all recently gathered to
Andrew Houston Barnes is the son of Houston Barnes ’00 and Brice Lohr Barnes ’00.
celebrate Lauren Kemp’s marriage to Ed Bonapfel in Atlanta in late January. Maisie reports that Lauren was the world’s most laidback bride and looked stunning on her big day. It was a fun-filled weekend, highlighted by a photo booth at the reception that provided literally hours of entertainment. Carlie Hooff is completing her degree in June and will be a licensed physician assistant practicing in Pittsburgh, where her fiancé, Dan Casella, is completing his residency. Carlie and Dan are getting married this fall in Alexandria, and Maisie and Elizabeth will be in her bridal party. Will Blocker writes that he is still happy in Fort Worth working in the oil and gas business and looks forward to seeing everyone at the reunion in June. Houston
and Brice Lohr Barnes have big news: on Jan.14, a healthy Andrew Houston Barnes arrived weighing 5 pounds 14 ounces! (See picture.) Congratulations to the new parents – we look forward to meeting Andrew in June! Kate Leggett still lives in Atlanta and works at a commercial architecture firm. She really enjoys the work, though she is afraid she’s picked one of the most vulnerable professions with regard to the current state of economic volatility. More exciting, however, is her announcement of getting engaged! Her fiancé, Jason, and she plan to marry in October in her hometown, Lynchburg, Va. Ironically, Jason is a Woodberry graduate, and they met in architecture school. Kate knew him as the boy who was always wearing a WFS issue shirt around school, so once they made the EpiscopalWoodberry connection, the rest was history. Congratulations! Kate also visits often with David and Betsy Watts Metcalf, where she has been privy to Betsy’s delicious gluten-free, home-cooked dinners. They are all very happy to have reconnected down in Atlanta. Emily Anderson will graduate with a Ph.D. in chemistry this semester and plans to move to Germany for a post-doctorate. She also just got engaged – congrats – so a busy and exciting future lies ahead for Emily! Andrew Albosta still resides in Fairfax, Va., and he and his wife, Jessica, are expecting their first baby at the end of June. According to the most recent sonogram, they are going to have a girl but picked a backup boy’s name just in case! I guess we will know at the reunion for sure. Lisa Manning has no complaints and is eager to graduate in May with an M.B.A. from George Washington University. She took a road trip along the California coastline over Christmas break and visited her sister Robin Manning Riva ’98 and her husband, Brian Riva, in San Diego. Ah, the luxuries of being back in school…
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extended holiday vacations! David Harris’ son, Devin Wyatt Harris, turned 1 on Dec. 30. Wow! His brother, Greg ’99, and his wife had their first baby, Isabella Marie Harris, on Jan. 16, so they are all enjoying being parents together. David hopes to buy a house soon despite this crazy market and was recently promoted at IBM to senior IT specialist, specializing in SAP Netweaver administration. Sounds like all is going well for you, David! Yoon Lee is back in touch after all these years! She graduated from Emory and is currently attending medical school back in Korea. She sends her best to everyone in 2010. Vince Van Dillen writes, “I hope all is well with you guys. I am still living in Annapolis, Md., and really loving it. I have been taking good care of myself and will be starting work at a new job very soon. I will be working for New York Life as an insurance salesman. I have joined a local gym, been active in my community, and doing a host of other things. I hope all is well and that you guys are living life to the fullest. Please stop by if anybody is in the area, I am always hosting for coffee and/ or tea. Missing all of you. Praying for the best! Peace, Vince.” Lastly, and as a reminder to all of you reading this, Miranda Thompson and Jamie McNab are co-chairing our upcoming 10th Reunion on June 11-12, 2010. Their goal for our class is to beat the Class of 1999’s 10th Reunion turnout, which only totaled 35 people. I think we can do this. Additionally, Betsy Watts Metcalf is organizing the first alumnae lacrosse game on Saturday, June 12, which will be played back-to-back with the traditional men’s alumni game in Hummel Bowl. For other details about the weekend, check our class page on the alumni section of the EHS Web site and watch for more information in the mail. Please contact Miranda or Jamie if you would like to get involved and serve on the com-
Leah Latella ’01 (second from right) with her band, Citigrass.
mittee. They would love to have you. Reach Miranda directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-933-4141. Maisie and I are so grateful to everyone who continues to contribute to our class notes. Hope to see you all back at The High School in June!
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As I write on this February day, I’m watching snow fall outside my window in what seems to be the coldest, wettest, and longest Hotlanta winter in recent memory. I sincerely hope that when I retrieve this spring issue of the EHS alumni magazine from my mailbox, I’m wearing a T-shirt and flip flops and not a winter suit from the movie “A Christmas Story.” Living in Atlanta has many perks but one of the most pleasurable is the large number of EHS alumni who reside in my native city. Though nothing too interesting is going on in our lives at the moment; between the squash courts, golf course, and the bars, I spend a great deal of time with my fellow bachelor brethren Morgan Akers and Gene Hooff.
William Lombard lives less than a mile away but is no longer a bachelor as he was married this past June. Will married Caroline Rogers in LaGrange, Ga., on June 27, 2009, which was also the hottest day of the year. EHS classmates in the wedding party included Nat Hendricks, Morgan Akers, and Will Nisbet. Gene Hooff, Dave Clarke, Stuart Rhodes, Lee Tennille Carson, Raymond Singletary ’02, and McCoy Penninger ’02 were present, helping to drain the bar and tear up the dance floor. Will earns a living in Atlanta slangin’ commercial real estate and is on a soccer team with William Stallworth ’00 and P.X. Head ’00. Another one of my close friends and neighbors, Keays Bass, joined the married ranks this fall after wedding Nikki Hare in Savannah, Ga. EHS Groomsmen included Pat Carlini ’99, Morgan Akers, Tim Hidell, Beau Johnson, Campbell Henry, and Nat Hendricks. Leah Kannensohn, Lacy Baldwin, and Emily Klim were present and provided some much-appreciated eye relief and maturity from the aforementioned EHS alumni. After five long days of merriment and celebration in the Garden City, everyone took long naps. I see a good bit of Leah Kannensohn as she lives just down the street from me. Since I have a big fenced-in backyard,
Leah’s daughter, Lucy, a Boykin Spaniel, comes over to play with my daughter, Millie, an English setter. Leah is getting married May 22 to Dre Tennille ’00 in Lexington, Ky. Taylor Gillis Clement is her matron of honor and Beverly Mebane ’02 and Lee Tennille Carson are bridesmaids. Avery Miles ’00 and Bryan Wisner ’00 are groomsmen. In January, at the Atlanta EHS alumni event hosted at Peachtree Golf Club, I caught up with many EHS alums including Libby Seaton Porter. She and husband Allen live in Atlanta, where Libby lives at a boarding school called Brandon Hall teaching English and Spanish. Libby writes, “I have been getting my masters in special education/behavior and learning disabilities at Georgia State University while Allen has been getting his M.B.A. at Emory. I will be a bridesmaid in September in Sarah Eissler’s wedding. She will be marrying Ben Rhodes in Richmond. We ran into Anna Bryan ’02 at the opening of Ventanas here in Atlanta. We also ran into many others at the EHS reception in Atlanta including Nat Hendricks, Leah Kannensohn, William Lombard, Betsy Watts Metcalf ’00, Jenny Kroncke ’00, Gene Hooff, Kate Leggett ’00, Katie Elmore Thomson ’00.” Jon Lee informs me that this season marks his fourth year serving as an assistant varsity basketball coach at EHS. He writes, “The last four years have certainly been full of reminiscing and reflecting on my years at EHS. It is going to be even better coaching next year with the new facilities. I hope to see more faces from 2001 and other years as well. I had a great time catching up with Bernard Carey ’00 and some hated but friendly Woodberry Forrest alums during the hard fought WFS-EHS game. It was a great turnout from both sides, allowing us all to catch up with Eva Tholand, Andy Nelson, and others.” Leah Latella lives in New York City working as a freelance photo
editor. She says “recently I photo edited a book for Time Magazine on the earthquake in Haiti with proceeds going towards relief. It’s called ‘TIME Haiti: Tragedy and Hope.’” When she’s not working, Leah sings in a band called Citigrass. She adds, “We won a competition here in New York that gives us an invitation to play at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco the first weekend of October. It’s a really prestigious festival with many big names in country/folk/bluegrass performing every year.” Lauren Sims writes, “I am moving back to Denver! I’m looking forward to lots of skiing and beautiful mountains. I am running my second half-marathon to raise money for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of American (CCFA) in honor of my 14-yearold brother. This year I am leading a team of 10 people in fundraising for our upcoming race in Napa on July 18.” Lacy Baldwin is getting married to Joey Noble on May 29 in Palm Beach, Fla. Crandall Close, Beezie McLaughlin Sayers, and Emily Klim will be in the wedding. After the wedding, the couple is moving to Richmond, Va., where Lacy will bring clarity, calming, and inner peace to the capital city working as a yoga instructor. Crandall Close graduated from UNC Law School in May and passed the North Carolina bar exam. Now she’s practicing as a public defender in Greensboro and loving it. She writes, “When I found out Lacy had betrayed me and was engaged to someone else, I decided to go ahead and get married myself. Despite some intense feelings of jealousy and abandonment, I’m very excited about Lacy’s wedding. Can’t wait to see some Episcopal people that I haven’t seen in forever!” Crandall and Roddy Story of Nashville, Tenn., are getting married at the end of June in
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Episcopal family and friends gathered in Fort Worth, Texas, on Aug. 8, 2009, for the wedding of Anne Lummis ’02 and Doug Wright. Left to right: Will Blocker ’00, Russell Pierson ’12, Eliza Smith ’02, Porter Farrell ’73, Will Lummis ’47, Doug Wright, Anne Lummis Wright ’02, Kate Lummis ’00, Bradley Lummis ’73, Millie Tanner Rayburn ’02, Caty Gray Urquhart ’02, Ransom Lummis ’80, and Anne Arnold Glenn ’02.
Left to right: Will McGettigan ’02, Kat Hutchison ’02, Sally Widdowson ’02, and Dorothy Hutchison ’04 enjoyed a visit in San Francisco last fall.
Rhode Island, where her parents now live. Elliot Conklin writes, “I’m still living in Arlington, Va. This is my third year of grad school, with two more to go. I am engaged to the lovely Elizabeth Hill, and we’ll be married this October. Life is good here...and busy.” After two great years of working in sales for an international freight forwarding company that slipped into financial hard times, I joined the ranks of the unemployed when I was let go in December. Though it wasn’t the ideal Christmas present, my abundance of free time allowed me to go on plenty of hunting trips during
the holiday season. As of now, I’m a self-employed opportunity seeker reveling in the interviewing process. Thanks so much for those of you that e-mailed me back with your latest stories and news. For those who didn’t receive my e-mail request, please update your EHS contact information. It was great hearing from everyone, and I hope to hear from more of you before the fall 2010 publication.
From Millie: Catherine Bass is living in Atlanta and recently left her job working for the United Way to work for the Boys & Girls Clubs as the director of strategic development. She says it is fun and rewarding work. She enjoys the large EHS contingency in Atlanta that continues to grow each year. Jason O’Neill moved to Tokyo, Japan, in February 2010 while continuing to work for an Asiafocused hedge fund, Evolution Japan Advisors Ltd. Be sure to look him up if you make it to Japan. On Aug. 1, 2009, Elisabeth Putney married Justin Mygatt in Richmond, Va. Many EHS alumni were in attendance, including Scott Putney ’99, Catherine Bass, Cappy Gilchrist, Meredith Gravely, Lauren Vance, Alexis Claire Tripplehorn, and Julia McKenzie. Brenton Hardee wrote “I moved to London from D.C. in August of ’09 and enrolled in the Art and Business Program at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, which has been such a remarkable experience! I have met so many interesting people from an extraordinary array of countries and cultures! I returned to North Carolina in December to spend the holiday season with my family but will be returning to the U.K. in February for another six months in hopes to bring into fruition an art business venture that I developed over the course of the Sotheby’s program. Keep your fingers crossed for me, and if anyone finds themselves in England, be in touch! “I have had the pleasure of seeing many EHS alumni, both overseas and stateside, over the last
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several months. While in London, I attended a concert with Ravenel Richardson ’99, who was in town for a conference, and joined Jason O’Neill for dinner one night during his week in town for business. Jane Clifford ’03 is also living in London and has recently finished a similar course at Sotheby’s Institute, so I am lucky to be able to see her around town as well! “During my time back in the U.S. I have been traveling around visiting friends: Kat Hutchison, William Corbitt, and Andrew Farrar are clearly still running things in the District, and it was great to catch up with them, as always. I spent a week in N.Y.C. visiting Hattie Gruber ’00, who is just as fabulous as always! During my time in the city, I caught up with Elizabeth Mathison and Sarah Rienhoff over a very entertaining dinner! I also visited with Schuyler Williams ’00 and Becky Kellam ’99 several times during the week. Everyone seems to be doing very well...never a dull moment in N.Y.C. with that crowd!” Suzanne Pinckney sent an update from Portland, Ore. She said, “My boyfriend, Jake Pflaum, and I are still happily living in Portland. We love it here. I am in my first year of an M.B.A. program in sustainable business at the Bainbridge Graduate Institute, and I cannot say enough good things about it (www.bgi.edu). We are beginning to plan for our second season with our cooperative farming group in town. We have started a consulting project with Nike and have both stepped back from teaching yoga for a while. I am currently in a teacher-training program and continue to practice as much as possible. I may be heading back to India again to help run the International Yoga Festival in Rishikesh – still on standby for a flight in February! I got to see Tiffin Thompson in Philadelphia right before the big snow storm and made it to Richmond to spend the holidays with my dad, St. George Pinckney ’65, and
Helen Grassi ’03 and Reeves Price ’03 worked for NOLS teaching sailing in Mexico.
brother, Bryan Pinckney ’98.” Congratulations to Anne Lummis, who married Doug Wright on Aug. 8, 2009, in Fort Worth, Texas. It was a truly wonderful weekend and EHS was well represented. Grant Brown is teaching fifth and third grade at Aspen Country Day in Aspen, Colo. Thanks to those of you that wrote in with updates. We look forward to hearing from more of you in the coming months!
Matt Berry (H) 914-235-5303 firstname.lastname@example.org and Alden Koste (H) 443-783-4659 email@example.com 10th Reunion: June 2013
From Alden: I hope everyone has been doing well! D.C. continues to be a wonderful place to live. As I wrap up my third year of law school, I am both excited and anxious about what the future holds. As always, please send us any updates that you would like to include in future editions of the EHS magazine. I love hearing from everyone. Helen Grassi and Reeves Price both spent time teaching sailing lessons for NOLS in Mexico.
Now, Helen is back in Boston coaching squash and tennis at the Windsor School. She reports that she will soon be headed to the High School Nationals Squash Tournament at Yale, where she hopes to see the EHS varsity boys’ team. Congratulations to Chris Tubesing, who recently became engaged to Lauryn Doughty. They both went to the Air Force Academy, and Chris decided to pop the question over the holidays. Ted Dodson has been living in Brooklyn for a little over a year and a half. He is currently finishing up his M.F.A. in poetry at Brooklyn College, working on chapbook manuscripts and doing translation study in avant-garde Spanish poetry. He is also an adjunct professor at B.C., teaching his second semester of freshman composition. After graduating, Ted hopes to apply for a Fulbright Fellowship in Spain to do a more in-depth study of Spanish poetry. Ted frequently hangs out with Jarrett Bell. Additionally, Carrington Skinner recently came to visit Ted for a mutual friend’s birthday. Carrington and Ted are also both in John Oelschlager’s wedding party this summer. Congratulations, John! Cord Smythe is currently living in Charleston, S.C., where he works for a marine towing company. He has been driving tugboats up and down the east coast. Cord recently returned from the Gulf of Mexico, where he was taking Navy supplies and equipment for General Electric up and down the Mississippi River. Gray Murray finished his master’s degree in management at Wake Forest and is currently enrolled in the master’s in accounting program at Appalachian State. He is living in Blowing Rock and loves the mountains. Philip Hasty and Gray have reconnected as Phillip is at App. State, too. Gray and Sally Mebane still see a lot of each other, as she lives in Charlotte working for a title insurance
company. Gray stays in touch with Joe Stallworth and Elliott Pierce, who runs a Zingo franchise in the Raleigh-Durham area. Kit McLendon ’02 has moved to Aspen and plans on living with John Vogler ’01. Other AspenHigh School folks include Alston Armfield ’05 and her sister, Carter Hancock ’97. Josh Glubiak is a student at the University of Vermont Law School.
Caitlin Smith firstname.lastname@example.org and Harrison Gilchrist (H) 804-443-5247 email@example.com 10th Reunion: June 2014
From Harrison: Greetings from Tappahannock, Va.! I am currently unemployed and live with my roommates (mom and dad). I recently moved back from Jackson Hole, Wyo., and in with my parents, which I hadn’t done since I was 14 years old. Hoping to move to Charleston, S.C., in February and start a professional career in something to be determined at a later time. It was great hearing from everyone and catching up on everyone’s adventures. Sounds like many of our classmates are starting the big leap into marriage. Facebook seems to keep a lot of us updated on what is happening in our lives. Lydia Pound was bummed that she wasn’t able to make it to the reunion in June, but wanted to share the exciting news of her engagement to Andrew Harrell. They are planning a June wedding in Asheville, N.C. Andrew is from Burlington, N.C., and they met at UNC. Charlie Williams has left his position at EHS and has moved down to Richmond, where he is teaching and coaching eighth graders at Collegiate School. This past summer, he took a two-week
Lydia Pound ’04 and her fiancé, Andrew Harrell. They are planning a June wedding.
Caroline Mathison ’04 visited Mac Sullivan ’04 in Bangkok, Thailand, last fall.
trip to Europe with his brother, James Williams ’09, and they had a blast. Kalee Stuart Blackburn just celebrated her first wedding anniversary with her husband, Landis. She teaches pre-AP biology at a high school in Houston, Texas. She also ran into Tobi Koyejo recently while out in Houston – talk about a small world. Dana Whitten is in her second year at Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Mich. She writes, “I am a member of the law fraternity Delta Theta Phi and the Southern Law Coalition, in which I participate in various volunteer projects in the area. I am on the Dean’s List and the Honor Roll. I will be graduating in May 2011 and taking the Maryland and Virginia Bar Exams. I hope to practice estate planning in the D.C. area.” It was great hearing from Molly Leibowitz, who said she’s “Still crazy as ever! Still living in N.Y.C., working as a freelance writer, and will be moving from SoHo to the East Village in March. I see Anna Henderson during many nights spent over delicious food
Maddy Burke ’04 on her motorcycle, which she rode cross country last summer.
Landis and Kalee Stuart Blackburn ’04 recently celebrated their first anniversary.
and wine!” Dorothy Hutchison is planning on visiting Molly in February to celebrate her birthday. You can follow Molly and her many adventures in N.Y.C. on her blog: http://urbanfugitivenyc.
blogspot.com. It sounds like Maddy Burke had quite the adventure last summer when she rode a motorcycle across the U.S. with travel companion Andrew Harrison ’02.
She is now living in Berkeley, Calif., recruiting for medical manufacturers in San Francisco. Maddy says, “I have seen Angus Perkerson ’02, who is working for South Park Studios in L.A., and Courtney Bateman, who lives in Palm Springs, Calif., during the summer and Park City, Utah, during the winters.” Eamon Coy reports, “I am getting married to Jennifer Reece and we are expecting a baby in June.” Riddick Beebe is teaching English at Marist School in Atlanta, Ga. He is also the head varsity wrestling coach and assistant strength coach. The Marist War Eagles took fourth in the Georgia AAAA State Tournament. Riddick also informed us that he will be the best man in Eamon Coy’s March wedding and will be a groomsman in Kevin Coale’s wedding later this summer. Hollis Callaway and Edens Davis have both been busy with political campaigns in their home state of Georgia. Edens graduated from Emory University and lives in Atlanta, working as the political director for Eric Johnson’s campaign for governor. Hollis is a deputy finance director for Ken Hodges ’84, who is a candidate for attorney general. He enjoyed catching up with Edens and Easley Hooff, among others, at the Atlanta EHS reception in January. I was able to make several trips up to D.C. this past fall and winter, including a visit back to campus for The Game. There were a large number of young alumni in attendance – unfortunately, the Tigers prevailed. A Woodberry grad hosted a young alumni party for EHS and WFS in Glover Park. It was great to see a lot of faces from all the classes I had not seen in a while. It’s hard roaming the streets of D.C. without seeing someone you knew from EHS. There is a great group of alumni in the D.C. area. I spoke with James Kurek recently, and he shared the exciting news of his engagement
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to Taylor Blades. James has been dating Taylor since we were roommates senior year of high school. Mary Peterkin might consider changing career paths after hosting quite the New Year’s party in D.C. I was able to catch up with some of our classmates that celebrated together. Among those were Mary White Martin, DeWitt Tillett, Odon von Werssowetz, Hugo Gilbert, Caitlin Smith, and Elizabeth Ladwig. I also caught up with Blake Murphey and Catherine Blanchard while visiting that weekend. Blake and Hugo are roommates and live around the corner from Odie. Across the river in Virginia, Lyle Farrar is teaching Spanish at St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School and coaching three sports. He also lives with two fellow EHS grads, Lee McLaughlin ’03 and Andrew Farrar ’02. Alexander Keevil is now teaching special education at Cunningham Park Elementary School in Vienna, Va. He says he’s having a great time living in Northern Virginia but having an even better time working at his school. Peggy Albertson is still living in Raleigh, N.C., and just bought her first house and has a very large golden retriever to help fill it up. Clarissa Chenoweth came to visit her in January during her break from law school, where she is doing very well in and out of the classroom. Peggy, Clarissa, Maizie Clarke, Brittany Bell, Calvert Coley, Lilly Haywood, and Katie Arnold are all looking forward to a summer mini-reunion at the beach. Katie informed me of her engagement when we ran into each other over Christmas. Lilly has finished up her first semester of vet school at U.Penn. Mac Sullivan is currently in Bangkok, Thailand, and is heading to Shanghai, China, this spring to live and hang out with Caroline Mathison. He is teaching English in Thailand and will be in China as well. I received a nice e-mail from Sissie Strope saying she has
Victoria Hightower ’06 (right) visited her brother Tim ’04 in Arizona and helped him prepare for the NFL playoffs.
been living in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua, since last July. She writes: “I’ve dabbled in a variety of jobs and activities during my time here and just recently finished co-directing a children’s theater program through the Barrio Planta Project, a nonprofit kids organization. I teach free English classes to a group of adults in town and am also working on some independent art projects to pass the time till I return to the states in April.” Sissie was able to catch up with John DePriest, Kirk Amos, and Will Jordan during a visit home last fall.
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Please send your e-mail addresses to Elizabeth Watts at EHS, eaw@episcopalhighschool. org, so that we can have a current e-mail list. Our current class e-mail list is quite outdated. Ellie Frazier is enrolled in the Peace Corps in Rwanda and has moved to her permanent site.
She is teaching English to local children in the village of Kirinda, her new home. David Wang graduated from Duke University in May and is now living and working in New York City. Liza Morten is also living and working in New York. Madison Murray is living in Nashville, Tenn., and working for Nfocus magazine. Nfocus covers social events that benefit non-profit organizations. She says that she is writing a lot, helping with photo shoots, doing research, and having a blast. Outside of work, Madison sees lots of live music. Lizzie MacPherson is living in Los Angeles. She started out doing freelance work for MTV and Animal Planet and is now working full-time as an assistant for Magical Elves Productions. Banks Boutte is also living in L.A. and they see each other often. Lewis Clark is in the Dominican Republic with the Peace Corps working as a community environmental development promoter. Taylor Embury is finishing his bachelor’s degree in economics in Colorado and is considering a master’s in operations research. He is looking forward to lacrosse season. Alexandra Varipapa is living in Bologna, Italy, teaching English and learning Italian until June. She
has travelled a lot in Europe since she arrived in Bologna last August. Hanna Nation is currently enjoying the success of her stationery company, GADABOUT, LLC. Offering both custom and company design, her work may be viewed at www.agadabout.com. She resides in Atlanta, Ga. Lila Warren worked as a backcountry caretaker in Vermont during the summer and fall and lived in Colorado during the winter, snowboarding and working as a horse-drawn sleigh driver. She has just started working in Virginia for Piedmont Environmental Council as their fellowship coordinator. Everyone who responded looks forward to our reunion in June!
Margaret von Werssowetz (H) 843-723-6418 firstname.lastname@example.org and Jack Pitney (H) 610-649-7471 email@example.com 5th Reunion: June 2011
Mary Lane studyed in Berlin until January, where she worked as an intern for The Associated Press. Her recent feature on Berlin prostitutes was published internationally in Forbes, The Washington Post, and others. She’s covered Berlin Fashion Week and attended the MTV European Music Awards, where she interviewed Katy Perry for AP. Victoria Hightower writes: “Timothy ’04 and I spent winter break with family and friends in Arizona. We could appreciate the warmer weather after just barely escaping the snow from Maryland. While Timothy was focused on the playoffs, we supported him from the background. From watching film, working out, and eating healthy throughout the week, it is amazing to see how much work goes into game preparation. Dr. Richards and Bob came to visit as well, and it was definitely great to see them! Although Arizona lost in the divisional round, it was
a great run by the Cards! I am currently back at the University of Maryland-College Park, where I am a family science and Spanish double major. I plan to graduate in the spring of 2011. Timothy is enjoying a more flexible schedule in the off-season, and I am looking forward to spring break!”
Catherine Coley (H) 407-629-1787 firstname.lastname@example.org and Warner Blunt (H) 804-784-0233 email@example.com 5th Reunion: June 2012
From Catherine: Greetings from halfway around the world (my current location: Hong Kong) These updates may sound like secret strategies during an intense game of Risk, but these are the updates from our class. Lindsey Dorman was occupying Rome, Italy, with strategic coordination between Kelsey Montz and Katharine Farrar, who are holding down Seville, Spain, this fall. Alexandra French and Caroline Kelso responded, “En Garde,” as they held their post in Paris, France, and Claire Schmitt and Anna Belk combined forces when I met them in Florence, Italy – even though we didn’t find Anneka Wisker, who was apparently there, too. It was a European takeover for most study abroaders this season – I was in Copenhagen, Denmark, for the fall until the shortest day of the year (six hours of sunlight) and was able to run into a few EHS connections in both Paris and Florence. Miss Kelso forwarded me the tabloid updates, including reports that Kidder Williams was lost in Spanish Harlem this fall as well. For those outside of the European continent, Katie Grover was getting island points for her amazing time in Fiji after a summer in Africa! She has now
Episcopal friends enjoyed a mini-reunion. Left to right: Barbara Bai ’08, Herng Lee ’07, Cher Morris ’06, Koji Ota ’08, Khadijah Hall ’08, and Galia Roderiquez.
Parham Barber ’08 enjoyed scuba diving in Puerto Rico during a break from Sewanee.
returned to another cultural experience – U.Va.’s Tri Delt house with Ann Cowden and Allison Ledwith. Victoria Friedman finished spending her semester in Australia, in the tropics of North Queensland, right on the Great Barrier Reef, where she became scuba certified and even went sky diving. Now she is back at Sewanee and is pledge trainer for her sorority and the editor of the sports page of Sewanee’s newspaper. David Glaize had a swell time in the jungles and on the beaches of beautiful Costa Rica, studying Spanish and living with a great family. He was able to surf about three times a week and the swell was unbelievable. Gnarly. Niki Herbert is in Senegal for the spring semester. Mari Casey transferred from Lafayette to Ohio University after her freshman year. She is into dog training right now and has an award-winning cutie named Barbarella. After being rescued by Mari about a year ago, Barberella won the first prize medal at the Athens County Mutt Strutt for best tricks. Way to go! As I mentioned before, I just finished four months of study,
involved with activities, groups, clubs, studying and traveling abroad, and much more. Jason Kam has been practicing Wing Chun recently, off of YouTube, of course. He has been actively seeking shorting opportunities in the S&P 500 index, the financial sector, and the REIT sector, as well as seeking long entries on gold. He hopes college is going well for everyone. Karl Utermohlen has been busy writing weekly articles for his school newspaper, The Gettysburgian, in the arts and entertainment section. On top of writing for the paper, he has also been involved in the school’s literary magazine, The Mercury, revising pieces of fiction and nonfiction that will be included in the magazine. Leah Andress was accepted into the Kenan-Flagler Business School at UNC. She is now an undergraduate business major. Leah plans to spend her summer in Florence, Italy. Juli White is currently in Madrid, Spain, with Griffin Johnson ’07 in the Sewanee Semester in Spain program. Clark Barber ’07 may be joining them in Madrid soon, too! Parham Barber got to travel
sunlight deprivation, and climate change in Copenhagen, and I am a few months into my time in Hong Kong on the second part of a tri-continental business program through UNC’s business school called the GLOBE Program. With 15 students from each institution, Copenhagen Business School, Chinese University of Hong Kong, and UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, the program frequently provides entertaining perspectives on the world. Every day feels like a Wednesday tour – getting a taste of each city with an academic purpose behind it – but the food in Hong Kong is a little bit greasier than what I remember from the center’s Golden Dragon. Enjoying the pulse of Hong Kong, I will be interning here for the summer as well. Feel free to stop by, if you are in the neighborhood. Hope everyone else is doing well!
Lucy Glaize (H) 540-667-3097 firstname.lastname@example.org 5th Reunion: June 2013
As time goes on since graduating from Episcopal, the Class of 2008 has become much more
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to Culebra, Puerto Rico, with a friend from Sewanee during break. She got her scuba diving certification there and was night diving during the earthquake in Haiti! Luckily, Parham and her group are all safe. Spencer McKenna is also studying abroad this semester in Melbourne, Australia. Before leaving, he worked for an investment firm in Boston and, luckily, got a couple days to snowboard in New Hampshire. Zach Glubiak, Jeremy Austin, Dylan Harry, and Lee Carter got their share of snow sports in Winter Park, Colo., in January during a visit with Lee at Colorado College. Clay Schutte ’06 stopped by for a few days, too. Zach is still playing soccer for Colombia and keeping busy in the Big Apple. Tucker Clarkson also got to stay with Lee during a different visit to Colorado College this winter. Tucker says they had a blast and that Lee, Tom, and David Glaize ’07 are having too much fun out there! Trevor Crest is still playing soccer for McDaniel College and is getting ready for the upcoming season. More importantly, he is starting student teaching with a seventh-grade social studies class. Right now, he wants to go back and teach at his middle school, and hopefully one day will find himself back at EHS as a teacher. Khadijah Hall is doing well. She loves Tufts, and this year she is very busy as an R.A. Last semester she was Ronnette in “Little Shop of Horrors,” just like she was senior year at EHS! This semester she is the lead in “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide,” which will be fun. Khadijah and Barbara Bai have frequented New York to visit Koji Ota in the past year. This past Thanksgiving, Khadijah spent time in New York with Koji and then in New Haven, Conn., with Baobao Zhang ’09. While in New York, she also visited Michael Xu ’10 and Dennique Graham. Elly Montague ran the
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Friends from the Class of ’09 enjoyed a mini-reunion. Left to right: Lauren Marshall, Claire Battis, Paige Micklem, Nadia Odai-Afotey, and Mandy Cashin.
Kelsey Knutson ’09 (left) and her family visited her brother, Thomas ’11, during his year abroad in Spain.
Richmond Marathon in November and placed fourth in her age group! She has become certified as a group exercise instructor and personal trainer through U.Va., and she now works at the U.Va. gym as a trainer and teaching cycle and strength conditioning classes. She is also social chair for her sorority, Alpha Phi. Like many classmates, I also ran a marathon this fall. I ran the Green Mountain Marathon in the beautiful Vermont fall and placed 21st of all the females. I am still studying dietetics at the University of Vermont and have recently joined the UVM Student Dietetics Association, which will hopefully help me become involved in the American Dietetics Association.
During the first big Virginia snowstorm this winter, Tommi Coxe, Dylan Harry, and Avery McIntosh came over, and we built a really big snowman! Danny Coale ’07 also visited very briefly during Christmas break to say hello to David ’07 at our house on his way back to Lexington after the New Year. On the way back to school, I met up with roommates Philip Glaize ’04 and Jesse Davidson ’04 in Brooklyn, N.Y., and the three of us headed to Vermont for some skiing before second semester started. I look forward to the rest of the semester and warm weather soon!
Before I begin this edition of our class notes, I just wanted to say that I hope everyone had a good winter break and a great first semester. Here is a quick re-cap of what everyone has been up to since The Game in November. David Block writes that he spent his winter in Australia playing lacrosse for Haverford, where they played the Australian national team. He and his team also traveled around the continent and spent some time in Melbourne and Sydney. I’m jealous, since as soon as I got back to D.C. for break, we got 20 inches of snow. It should come as no surprise that Dave also started a Young Conservatives Club at Haverford. I must have gotten five e-mails from people saying that they went to Jeila Martin Kershaw’s debutante ball in Montgomery over winter break. Martha Cammack was the first to report; she said it was a great evening where William Derenge escorted Jeila Martin, and Liz Ward also made an appearance. Martha tells me that she made it through rush and is a sister of Kappa Alpha Theta at Wofford. Kelsey Knutson reports a December of travel. She and her family visited younger brother Thomas Knutson ’11 in Spain. Thomas took a year off from Episcopal to visit Spain through the School Year Abroad program. It seems like Kelsey and her family enjoyed their time with Thomas’s host family and enjoyed some fine Spanish cuisine…and wine. She reports that all is well just north of me at Wake Forest. Alec Smith hosted a party for New Year’s at his home in Debordieu, S.C. Making the trek were Claire Channell, Jeila Martin Kershaw, William Derenge, Sarah Chase Webber, Katie Chapman, Bridgette
Ewing, Bess Trotter, Jimbo Hardison, and Chip Harvey. Alec said that while they were all down there, they spent some time on the beach (cold?), played a little golf, and hunted. Likewise, Katie Chapman told me some of the girls spent some time at her house before heading down Alec’s place. Katie passed along that she will be taking a trip to the Amazon in South America for spring break. Hope you have a great time, Katie, and I expect to see many pictures. Olivia Vietor sent a quick note; she seems to be very busy at Sewanee. She said that she was about to begin rush and the lacrosse season after winter break. She also offered the following thought, “For the first time ever, I believe that a break from school can indeed be too long!” I must agree; while it was nice to be off for a month, after New Year’s I was ready to be back. Charlie Haley seems to be doing well at Duke. He told me that he had a good first semester and was happy to be back at EHS for The Game. He enjoys almost all aspects of Duke, his dorm, rushing, and preparing for a musical called “Reefer Madness.” His only complaint, a “general lack of sleep.” Funny, I’m writing this at 3:30 a.m. Lauren Marshall offered a quick “spiel” on how she had been since The Game. She and Warren Choi ’08 visited Nelson Jenkins ’08 in Atlanta, where they had a good time just relaxing and visiting with other alums like Van Nguyen ’07 and Andima Umoren ’08. Back in the capital, Lauren had a nice dinner with Claire Battis, Mandy Cashin, Paige Micklem, and Nadia OdaiAfotey. Then, for New Year’s Eve, Lauren spent her evening with Lindsey Fay ’08. She loves U.Penn; she reports that she runs into Allanté Keels, Ik Soo Kwon, and Willie Harris ’06 quite a bit on campus. She is also ahead of the game for planning the upcoming breaks; visiting USC for spring break and hopefully taking a jaunt
to Italy for the summer with Alex Schuyler. Mary Spencer Morten and Liz Ward are both doing well in Lexington, Va. They both pledged Kappa Kappa Gamma at Washington and Lee and see a great deal of other Episcopal kids. Jeila Martin also pledged Kappa Kappa Gamma at Tulane. Kathleen Hullinger spent Christmas at home in Virginia and New Year’s Eve in Raleigh with some friends from Clemson. While there, she saw Kate Stover, James Dorsett ’10, Robert Kittrell ’10, and Rachel Hurley ’10. She is proud to say that she is a sister of Chi Omega and still loves every minute of Clemson. Abbott Matthews said “adios” to Spain in December after completing her semester abroad with Colby. She is finally up in Maine for the second semester and sees Lester Batiste everywhere. She reports that Lester settled in quite nicely to Colby; elected class president – congratulations! Abbott says that she’s been adjusting to the differences between Spain and Colby; mainly the weather (going from 80 degrees to 20…), beginning the process of soccer training, and getting involved as best she can! Baobao Zhang writes, “I spent the summer interning as a reporter at WUSF, an NPR station in Tampa, Fla. I’m having an incredibly busy first semester at Yale. New Haven is not as bad as Mr. Chesson had warned me! It’s a nice college town, once you get outside the bubble. Between classes and friends, I spend most of my nights at the Yale Daily News office. I have more than a dozen articles published, and right now I’m in the ‘heeling’ process – back to being a rat again (I mean, ‘contributing reporter’). The YDN was kind enough to send me back to D.C. to cover the National Equality March on Oct. 11, and I was able to visit EHS for a little while. I made deadline even after having dinner with old friends and
chasing Jerry, the Epes’ dog, all over campus.” Finally, as for me, Davidson is still treating me pretty well, although at times it can get pretty busy. My winter break was mostly uneventful; it was nice to just relax and catch up on a lot of sleep. I caught up with many current Episcopal faculty and students while at home, and I was happy to return to Davidson and begin the second semester. I am doing some work with the town of Davidson and interact with Lillian Smith ’00 a great deal through her position with the town. What a small world! It seems like all the other Episcopal kids here are doing well, and we are excited to hear if anyone comes next year from the Class of ’10. I took a quick getaway to Cancun to get away from the cold weather, and it put me in the perfect Mexicoma to deal with the cold snow and ice of Charlotte. Hope that this edition of the notes finds you well. Please check out the EHS Web site when you get the time and visit our class page. You’ll find information about contacts, as well as see the development of the new athletics facility that will contain the Class of 2009 courtyard. Can’t believe we’re 1/16 of the way through college, so live up your second semesters, and I hope to talk to you soon!
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Charles Tompkins Matheson ’81 to Andrea Scott Davidson, Oct. 3, 2009
Andrew Townsend Koonce to Lisa and Lance Koonce ’84, Sept. 9, 2009
Croom McDonald Lawrence ’89 to Elizabeth Buchheister, Dec. 19, 2009
Elizabeth Helen Woltz to Meghan and David Woltz ’85, Nov. 16, 2009
George Ryde Kelly Gummere ’98 to Jessica Hogle, June 27, 2009
Alexander Michaux Lucas to Rives and Luke Lucas ’90, Feb. 29, 2008
Samuel Walker Inman ’99 to Amanda Rogers, Oct. 17, 2009 Sara Prather Smith ’99 to John Winthrop Claghorn IV, Oct. 17, 2009 Alicia Bee Ravenel ’00 to Edward Boyd, Nov. 14, 2009 William R. Lombard ’01 to Caroline Rogers, June 27, 2009 Lila Elisabeth Putney ’02 to Justin Mygatt, Aug. 1, 2009
Amelie Rives Lucas to Rives and Luke Lucas ’90, Oct. 8, 2009 Anne Bolling Hyde to Holly and Ken Hyde ’92, March 23, 2009 Alexander Shull Corley to Sarah and Chris Corley ’93, July 15, 2009 Roland Bacot Mims to John Mims ’93 and Ashby Brunson Mims ’94, Nov. 4, 2009 Thomas Nathan Breinig to Patrick and Emily Fletcher Breinig ’94, Nov. 14, 2009
Heath Boyd to Bear and Jamie Johnson Boyd ’96, May 2009 Magnolia Grey Smith to Amelia and Andy Smith ’96, Oct. 16, 2009 Alia Mokihana Marquardt to Daniel Marquardt and Kristen Edwards ’97, Aug. 30, 2009 Cruz Vance Berlanga to Hector and Tyne Vance Berlanga ’98, Oct. 22, 2009 Lauren and Catherine Dunn to Patrick and Susan Singleton Dunn ’98, April 13, 2009 William Bennett Krusen to Will and Elizabeth Boothby Krusen ’98, July 1, 2009 Raymond Arthur Vickery to Tappan and Morgan Vickery ’98, Jan. 30, 2010 Frances Page Davies to Joe and Elizabeth Hackney Davies ’99, Jan. 23, 2010
Mary Pinckney Easterling to Bruce and Katherine Webb Easterling ’95, Oct. 4, 2009
Isabella Marie Harris to Katie and Greg Harris ’99, Jan. 16, 2010
Mary Henley Spencer Scurry to J.P. and Pence Craddock Scurry ’95, Oct.10, 2009
Andrew Houston Barnes to Houston and Brice Lohr Barnes ’00, Jan.14, 2010
In Memoriam howland staige davis ’33 of Edgewater, Fla., died Dec. 3, 2009. At Episcopal, Mr. Davis was a Monitor, cheerleader, and member of the Missionary Society and choir. He ran track and played football. He attended the University of Virginia before beginning a career in aviation in 1936. Mr. Davis earned a transport pilot’s license from the Dallas Aviation School and entered the U.S. Navy in 1939. He flew antisubmarine operations in the Atlantic theater, as well as instructing land and sea bombers, during World War II.
After the war, Mr. Davis served as chief pilot for two executive transport firms before joining Bendix Field Engineering Corp. in 1958. He worked on projects with NASA and with international tracking stations before his retirement in 1973. Mr. Davis is survived by his wife, Frances; two daughters; three grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. EHS relatives include his father, John S. Davis 1888.
samuel m c pheeters glasgow, jr. ’33 of Nashville, Tenn., died Dec. 14, 2009. At EHS, Mr. Glasgow played football and was a member of the Blackford Literary Society. In addition to Episcopal, Mr. Glasgow attended Peabody Demonstration School and Wallace School; the latter presented him with its Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1999. He earned his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University, where he was president of the student union, and then received his law degree from the University of Washington. He joined the U.S. Army during World War II and was discharged as a captain in the Judge Advocate General’s Department. He returned to Nashville, Tenn.,
where he practiced law for 60 years, retiring in 2003. Mr. Glasgow was a fellow of the Tennessee and United States supreme courts. He also served as chairman of the board of directors at the Oak Hill School and Brentwood Academy. He owned a vineyard on Center Hill Lake in Tennessee for more than 30 years, and was a charter member of the Viticultural and Oenological Society of Tennessee. He is survived by his wife, Bobbie; two sons; two daughters; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
cam d. dorsey, jr. ’35 of Atlanta, Ga., died Nov. 25, 2009. On the Hill, Mr. Dorsey was a cheerleader, president of the Wilmer Literary Society, and a member of the Blackford Literary and Missionary societies. He played football and ran track, and he was awarded the Quentin Roosevelt Prize in his freshman year. After Episcopal, he studied at Emory University and then attended law school at the University of Georgia. Mr. Dorsey began practicing law in Habersham County, Ga., but left to join the U.S. Army in 1942. He was recruited into the Counter Intelligence Corps and served primarily as an intelligence agent during World War II. He was awarded a Purple Heart and two Battle Stars for his service. He was discharged in 1945 and returned to Georgia.
Mr. Dorsey practiced law in Clarkesville, Ga., and served as the town’s mayor in 1947. He was appointed as an assistant attorney general of Georgia in 1949. He organized the firm Dorsey, Dorsey, and Hogg in 1957, and he retired from the practice of law in 1997. Mr. Dorsey was a trustee emeritus at The Howard School and a past chairman of the school’s board. He also was a member of the Nine O’Clocks, the Brookwood Rotary, and the Piedmont Driving Club. He is survived by his brother, Roy A. Dorsey ’40; a sister; a niece; and a nephew, James P. Furniss, Jr. ’72. EHS relatives include another brother, Samuel A. Dorsey ’29.
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julian mark harrison, jr. ’36 of Rome, Ga., died Dec. 8, 2009. As a student, Mr. Harrison was a member of the Blackford Literary Society. He played football and baseball. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Princeton University in 1940. Mr. Harrison served as an officer in the U.S. Navy during World War II, specifically in the Philippines. In the 1940s and 1950s, Mr. Harrison owned the Atlanta Tool Company and was named as one of the 100 Young Men of Atlanta. Beginning in 1958, he owned and operated Julian Harrison, Inc., a Ford and Mercedes dealership in Rome, Ga. Mr. Harrison retired and sold the dealership in 1986.
He earned many accolades during his career, including sales and service awards from Ford Motor Company and the Georgia Automobile Dealers Association. He also was named as TIME Magazine’s Quality Dealer of the Year. Mr. Harrison was active in his church, First Baptist Church Rome, where he was a life deacon and Sunday school teacher. He also was a member of the Rome Rotary Club and past chairman of the board for both the YMCA and the Boys Clubs of America. He is survived by two sons; a daughter; two stepsons; three stepdaughters; 16 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two sisters.
col. ralph meade dorsey ’38 of Shepherdstown, W.Va., died Oct. 17, 2009. At Episcopal, Col. Dorsey played football, basketball, and baseball. He also was a member of the Blackford Literary Society. Col. Dorsey studied commerce at the University of Virginia, and after graduation he served as a captain in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He joined the U.S. Army in 1949 and was a career military officer, retiring as a colonel in 1969. After retiring from the military, Col. Dorsey owned
and published the Spirit of Jefferson Farmer’s Advocate newspaper in Charles Town, W.Va., until 1996. He was a member of the board for the Good Shepherd Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers and founding member of the Shepherdstown Rotary Club. He is survived by his wife, Honnor; a son; four daughters; and five grandchildren. EHS relatives include his brother, Joseph P. Dorsey ’43.
thomas hardy todd, jr. ’39 of Memphis, Tenn., died June 26, 2009. On the Hill, Mr. Todd was a Senior Monitor and member of the Blackford Literary Society, Missionary Society, “E” Club, Hop Committee, Advisory Board, and the Chronicle and “Whispers” boards. He captained the varsity track team and played football, for which he received All-State honors. He served as a naval aviator during World War II. He moved to Nashville, Tenn., in 1947 to work in the cotton industry, where he opened the cotton merchandising firm Thomas H. Todd & Co. He also pursued careers in real
estate and securities investment. Mr. Todd later became involved with politics and served two terms as a state senator. In 1968, he was elected as an inaugural member of the Memphis City Council; he spent five years on the council and served as its chairman in 1973. Mr. Todd later served as executive assistant to Memphis’ mayor. He is survived by three sons, including Thomas H. Todd III ’65; a daughter; six grandchildren; a brother, Bartlett B. Todd ’42; and a sister.
charles baird hunter ’41 of Norfolk, Va., died Jan. 23, 2010. At EHS, Mr. Hunter played football and tennis. He was a member of the Fairfax Literary Society and the choir. He earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and then received a commission in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Hunter
served from 1943 to 1946 and fought in World War II. Mr. Hunter retired as vice president of the H.B. Hunter Company, Inc. He later joined the Two Capes Corporation as an officer. He is survived by a nephew; two nieces; three greatnephews; and two great-nieces.
william levi old, jr. ’42 of Virginia Beach, Va., died Dec. 7, 2009. As an Episcopal student, Dr. Old was a Monitor, cheerleader, and member of the Blackford Literary Society, “E” Club, and the Chronicle and “Whispers” boards. He was the alternate captain for the varsity tennis team and played basketball. After EHS, he attended Hampden-Sydney College and the Northwestern University Midshipmen School. Dr. Old then joined the U.S. Navy Reserve as an ensign, serving in the Pacific during World War II. He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. Dr. Old served his general surgery residency at MCV and his thoracic-vascular
residency at the University of Virginia. He served as chief of surgery at Norfolk General Hospital and at DePaul Hospital; at both hospitals he helped establish programs for operating room surgical assistants, which were among the first of their kind in the nation. Dr. Old was a member of the clinical surgery faculty at Eastern Virginia Medical School; he helped establish the school’s medical history department. As one of the first surgical specialists in both thoracic and vascular surgery, he introduced several new procedures to the field. He is survived by his wife, Rebecca; a son, William L. Old III ’68; three daughters; and 10 grandchildren, including William L. Old IV ’02.
william m ac kenzie jenkins, jr. ’49 of Marietta, Ga., died Jan. 18, 2010. As a student, Mr. Jenkins was a Monitor, president of the Blackford Literary Society, secretary-treasurer of the Missionary Society, business manager for Chronicle, and assistant editor of “Whispers.” He lettered in football, basketball, baseball, and track. He matriculated at the University of Virginia, and after graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving aboard the USS Macon. After his service, Mr. Jenkins joined the family business, Dixie Manufacturing Corporation. Mr. Jenkins was president of the Norfolk Chamber of
Commerce and Junior Achievement of Tidewater, general chairman of the International Azalea Festival, and a life member of the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad. He also was chairman of the board for WHRO TV and Tidewater Health Care and served as a member of the boards at Sovran Bank and Norfolk Academy. He is survived by a daughter; a son; and four grandchildren. EHS relatives include his father, W. MacKenzie Jenkins 1918.
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larrabee davenport hand, jr. ’51 of Pelham, Ga., died Sept. 27, 2009. On the Hill, Mr. Hand was a Monitor and alternate captain for the J.V. football team; he also ran varsity and winter track. After graduation, he earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Georgia Tech, where he was a member of Chi Phi fraternity. He also earned his pilot’s license while at the university. Mr. Hand then served two years in the U.S. Air Force. He was discharged in 1957 and returned to his position as a chemical engineer with the Tennessee Valley Authority. In 1962, he moved to Pelham, Ga., to work
with his father at one of the family’s businesses. Later in his career, he wrote computer programs and served as a bookkeeper for a local newspaper. He is survived by his wife, Joanne; two sons; three grandchildren; and two sisters. EHS relatives include his uncles, Benjamin H. Hand ’28, Charles W. Hand ’24, Frederick B. Hand ’53, and Henry H. Hand ’29; his cousins, Cason J. Callaway ’41, Howard H. Callaway ’44, Archibald Gann, Jr. ’53, Judson L. Hand ’47, Robert A. Hand ’51, Frederick B. Hand, Jr. ’53, and Charles A. Rawson ’44.
warfield clay bennett iii ’66 of Tallahassee, Fla., died Nov. 10, 2009. At Episcopal, Mr. Bennett joined the varsity football, track, and lacrosse teams. He was a member of the Fairfax Literary and Missionary societies. He attended Florida State University, where he played for the football, tennis, and track teams. Mr. Bennett earned both bachelor’s and master’s degree from FSU. He also served in the U.S. Naval Reserve, and he was active duty during the Vietnam War, stationed aboard the USS Stribling.
Mr. Bennett began his career in public accounting, and later worked in corporate financial management. He also operated an independent insurance company. He coached golf at Community Christian School and was a member of Killearn Country Club, as well as a former Boy Scout troop leader. He is survived by his wife, Joyce; a son; a sister; a brother; and a niece. EHS relatives include his cousin, Harley B. Ferguson ’61.
welborn griffin dolvin, jr. ’71 of Caroline County, Va., died Dec. 30, 2009. As a student, Mr. Dolvin wrestled, played football, and was a member of the Blackford Literary Society. Mr. Dolvin earned an associate’s degree in forestry and began his career with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, working his way into the organization’s management. In 1997, he graduated magna cum laude from Virginia Commonwealth University with a bachelor’s degree in social work. Mr. Dolvin went on to earn a master’s degree in social work from VCU in 2004 and became a licensed clinical social worker.
A large focus of his career as a therapist was substance abuse, and he worked with organizations such as the Rappahannock Area Community Services Board and the Family Counseling Center for Recovery in Richmond. Mr. Dolvin also organized the Substance Abuse Addiction and Recovery Alliance of the Bay counties, and served as president of both that chapter and SAARA of Virginia. He is survived by his wife, Karen; a son; a daughter; his mother; a brother; a sister; and five nieces and nephews, including John Thomas Dolvin Peabody ’10.
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 these donors who contributed to EHS from Oct. 16, 2009, and Feb. 15, 2010.
memorial gifts In Memory of Miss Caroline Elizabeth Anderson ’97 Mr. Joshua Spencer Glazer ’95 Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Gookin Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Miller Robbins, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Charles H. Skipper In Memory of Richard Henry Horner Bales ’32 Mrs. Mary B. Alterman In Memory of Col. Thomas W. C. Birge ’48 Mr. and Mrs. Kyle M. Holt In Memory of Mr. David Jeter Blalock ’86 Mr. and Mrs. Robert Whitehill Robinson ’85 In Memory of Mr. Patrick Henry Callaway Mr. William Anderson Parker, Jr. ’45 In Memory of Mr. Hunsdon Cary, Jr. ’24 Mrs. Hunsdon Cary, Jr. In Memory of Dr. Robert Spann Cathcart III ’57 Mrs. Robert Spann Cathcart III Mr. and Mrs. Mark DeWolf Gibson ’57 Mr. and Mrs. David Maybank, Jr. ’50 Mr. and Mrs. John Ballard Syer ’57 In Memory of Mr. Stuart Grattan Christian, Jr. ’39 Mr. A. Stuart Ryan ’03 In Memory of Mr. John Jay Corson IV ’53 Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Gallagher Snead ’89
In Memory of Mr. George Carruthers Covington ’71 Mrs. Jamie Johnson Boyd ’96 and Mr. Pascal S. Boyd III Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Downing Mears, Jr. ’71 Mr. and Mrs. Henry Spears Mullen, Jr. ’70 Mr. and Mrs. Edward C. A. Wilson ’85
Mr. Richard M. Stubbs Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Chacko Thomas ’76 Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Tylander
In Memory of Mr. C. A. “Neil” Craig II ’47 Mrs. Deborah Craig
In Memory of Mr. Gary Lyn Hadwin, Jr. ’99 Mrs. Georgeanna Milam Chapman ’99 Mr. William Sherard Chapman III ’99 Mr. Richard M. Stubbs Mr. and Mrs. Neyle Wilson
In Memory of Mr. Cam D. Dorsey, Jr. ’35 Mr. Francis Marion Bird, Jr. ’55 Mr. and Mrs. Howell Hollis III ’66 In Memory of Mr. Robert A. Douglas Mrs. Virginia Mittauer
In Memory of Mr. John Gravatt Goodwin ’38 Ms. Betsy Goodwin
In Memory of Mr. Kevin McDonald Haythe ’89 Mr. and Mrs. Larry Kerns Mr. Richard M. Stubbs
In Memory of Dr. Edward Ryant Dyer, Jr. ’35 Mrs. Edward R. Dyer, Jr.
In Memory of Mr. Ernest Helfenstein III ’50 Mr. and Mrs. J. E. G. Craig, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Robert Archer Pierce II ’78
In Memory of Mr. Robert Wiatt Farrar ’07 Mr. David Brevitt Glaize ’07 Mrs. Edna M. Koonts
In Memory of Mr. Archibald Robinson Hoxton, Jr. ’35 Mrs. Archibald R. Hoxton, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Russell P. Wilson
In Memory of Mr. William Weems Gates ’93 Mrs. Harold E. Barrett
In Memory of Mr. Joel Bates Jaudon ’58 Mr. and Mrs. Johns Philips Jaudon ’51
In Memory of Mr. Lucien Minor Geer Mr. and Mrs. John F. DePodesta Mr. and Mrs. Richard Armistead MacKnight, Jr. ’83 Mr. and Mrs. Presley William Moore III ’84 Mr. and Mrs. Robert Whitehill Robinson ’85 Dr. and Mrs. Charles H. Skipper
In Memory of Mr. W. MacKenzie Jenkins, Jr. ’49 Mr. and Mrs. H. Winston Holt III ’49 In Memory of Mr. Alexander Jennette Johnston ’78 Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Montgomery Grainger ’75
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In Memory of Mr. Jason Scott Korsower ’94 Mr. Richard M. Stubbs
In Memory of Mrs. Virginia N. Settle Mr. and Mrs. J. E. G. Craig, Jr.
In Honor of Ms. Madison Armstrong Murray ’05 Mr. and Mrs. William G. Murray, Jr.
In Memory of Mr. Zachary James Lea ’88 Mr. Richard M. Stubbs
In Memory of Mr. John Philip Strubing ’93 Mr. and Mrs. William Thomas Clark ’92
In Honor of Mr. William Gray Murray III ’03 Mr. and Mrs. William G. Murray, Jr.
In Memory of Mr. Collier Cobb Lilly ’85 Mr. and Mrs. Edward Guerrant Read Bennett ’73 Mr. and Mrs. Robert Whitehill Robinson ’85 Mr. and Mrs. Edward C. A. Wilson ’85
In Memory of Mr. John Luther Walker ’54 Mrs. Jane W. Kerewich
In Honor of The Rengers Family Dr. and Mrs. Charles H. Skipper
In Memory of Mr. George Mason III ’67 Dr. and Mrs. Charles Pierson Gilchrist III ’67
In Memory of Mr. John Harris Meyers ’34 Mrs. Virginia Seale Watt In Memory of Mrs. James A. Miller Dr. and Mrs. James Isaac Miller ’94 In Memory of Mr. Burgett Hamilton Mooney, Jr. ’37 Mr. and Mrs. William Alexander Banks, Jr. ’90 In Memory of Mr. B. H. Rutledge Moore ’55 Mrs. Robert Spann Cathcart III In Memory of Mr. Heslett Killin Murray Mr. and Mrs. Robert Love Taylor, Jr. ’57 In Memory of Dr. W. Levi Old, Jr. ’42 Mrs. William C. Andrews In Memory of Mr. Allen Carleton Phillips, Jr. Mrs. Allen C. Phillips, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Gallagher Snead ’89 In Memory of Mr. Frank Walter Rogers, Jr. ’47 Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rogers Vaden ’67 In Memory of Mr. Matthew Thompson Scott ’82 Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Haines Marston ’82
In Honor of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Sanford Ainslie, Jr. ’56 Dr. and Mrs. Charles H. Skipper In Honor of Ms. Elizabeth Alston Armfield ’05 Mr. and Mrs. William J. Armfield IV In Honor of Mr. Shepard Stone Chalkley ’11 Mrs. Les Chalkley In Honor of Mr. Elwood Brogden Coley, Jr. ’73 Mr. and Mrs. David Wilkinson Carr, Jr. ’73 Mr. and Mrs. William Smith Peebles IV ’73 In Honor of Mrs. Viviana R. Davila Ms. Elizabeth Speed Ward ’09 In Honor of Mr. William Perry Epes III ’65 Mr. Jack Alexander Yeh ’99 In Honor of Ms. Mary Elizabeth Frantz ’11 Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Frantz, Sr. In Honor of Ms. Caroline Carter Hancock ’97 Mr. and Mrs. William J. Armfield IV In Honor of Mrs. Archibald R. Hoxton Mr. Charles Edward Williams ’04 Mr. and Mrs. Russell P. Wilson
In Honor of Mr. Edward Adams Rice Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Blaine Clarke ’89 Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Gallagher Snead ’89 In Honor of Mr. John Myers Seale ’96 Mrs. Virginia Seale Watt In Honor of Mrs. James M. Seidule Mr. Charles Hansell Watt III ’66 In Honor of Dr. Charles H. Skipper Mr. and Mrs. Robert William Chambers III ’90 Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Gallagher Snead ’89 In Honor of Lt. Earl Justice Smith III ’96 Dr. Christian J. and Mrs. Kendall T. Reische In Honor of Mr. John Minot Walker, Jr. Mr. Jonathan David Breeden ’04 Mr. Woosuk Choi ’08 In Honor of Mr. Charles Hansell Watt III ’66 Mrs. Virginia Seale Watt In Honor of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Crenshaw Watts III Mr. and Mrs. William Smith Peebles IV ’73 In Honor of Mr. Robert Crenshaw Watts III Mr. John-Ashton McRae ’03 Mr. George Woodward Stover III ’04 Mr. and Mrs. G. Woodward Stover II Mr. Charles Hansell Watt III ’66
For more information or to register online, visit www.episcopalhighschool.org/summerprograms.
Summer Programs at Episcopal High School
Expand Your Mind Broaden Your Horizons Be a part of the Episcopal High School experience this summer as a day or boarding student. These special summer programs offer students entering grades seven through nine the opportunity to enjoy days and nights on Episcopal’s campus, learning from exceptional teachers and alongside talented peers.
Young Writers Workshop
EHS Leadership Institute
This workshop provides instruction in creative, persuasive, and analytical writing skills, as well as opportunities to practice public speaking. The workshop culminates with a formal reading in which the participants showcase their work; family members are encouraged to attend.
Students will explore personal and service leadership, as well as “real-world” examples of leadership in politics and popular culture. Participants will explore their own leadership attributes through exercises such as ropes courses and journaling and examine the ways leadership exists in popular culture. Campers also will spend a day in the nation’s capital meeting government leaders.
June 27 – July 1, 2010
Boarding or day students (8 a.m. to 9 p.m.) entering grades seven through nine
June 27 – July 1, 2010
Field Experiences in Environmental Science
Boarding students only, entering grades seven through nine
June 20 – 25, 2010
Broadway Bound Musical Theater Camp
In this field-based study program, students will learn to perform physical and chemical tests to determine the target ecosystems’ environmental quality and learn about different biological species. Campers will study environments in Washington, D.C., and the Blue Ridge Mountains, allowing for a comparison between systems with varying degrees of human impact.
July 6 - 10, 2010
Young actors will expand their talents and strengthen techniques for performing in musicals. Attendees will train with professional actors, preparing songs and dances from hit Broadway musicals. The finale of the camp is an open performance, which will be recorded and made available for purchase on DVD.
Boarding or day students (8 a.m. to 9 p.m.) entering grades seven through nine
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Boarding or day students (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) entering grades seven through nine
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JUNE 11 AND 12
RETURN TO EPISCOPAL HIGH SCHOOL Reunion 2010 will be held June 11 and 12 for the Classes of 1950, 1955, 1960, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, and 2005.