THE MAGAZINE OF EPISCOPAL HIGH SCHOOL • Spring 2009
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THE MAGAZINE OF EPISCOPAL HIGH SCHOOL VOLUME 61, NO. 1 • SPRING 2009
HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS ISSUE 18
Hightower Power Living The Dream: Tim Hightower ’04 Bursts Onto the NFL Scene 22
Donor Profile John and Marsha Kleinheinz Support Episcopal’s Middle Income Financial Aid Initiative 24
Beyond the Gates Episcopal’s Senior Seminar Provides A Taste of the “Real World”
On the cover: Phil Dujardin ’09 at the “Beauty Not Wasted” art exhibition. Dujardin was one of six Episcopal community members who worked together to create an entirely recyclable art exhibition (see page 5).
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From the Headmaster
Headmaster: Rob Hershey Dir. of Development: Bob Eckert Dir. of Communication: Christina Holt Editor: Kathy Howe Contributing Editor: Kathleen Lawton-Trask Class Notes: Elizabeth Watts Cover Photography: Elizabeth Watts Photography: Elizabeth Watts, Bill Denison, Frank Phillips, Liz Vorlicek Printing: Fannon Fine Printing, LLC
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From the Headmaster
he campus is quiet as I write this letter: the students are away on spring break, preparing to enter the final chapter of their school year. The campus seems to be hibernating, waiting only for the students’ return to burst into the beautiful Virginia spring! The boys’ varsity basketball team recently won the prestigious Sleepy Thompson Invitational Tournament, finishing their season ranked No. 2 in the Virginia Independent Schools Division I state poll. Our athletic teams are a great source of pride for the School, and we are proud of the fine student athletes who excel here at EHS and beyond. This magazine features one of those athletes, Tim Hightower ’04, who recently played in the Super Bowl during his outstanding rookie season with the Arizona Cardinals! This year’s senior class has been working hard throughout the year, juggling academics, athletics, and college applications. Before they leave Episcopal, they will get a taste of the “real world” through the Senior Seminar program. This May, seniors will step out into the Washington, D.C., area, taking internships in political offices, publications, and even retail establishments to gain experience outside the School. This tradition began with the Class of 1970, and many of our students have parlayed this experience into future careers. Several of those alumni share about their experiences in this edition of our magazine.
made tough decisions to position the School to thrive in the coming years. We will preserve the core of the EHS mission – the interaction of students and faculty within the context of our commitment to academics, spiritual life, athletics, and character. Everything else is open to discussion about a more efficient and effective means of delivery. The EHS magazine is all about the core experience of our most precious resource: generations of Episcopal students. If you were to walk across campus today, you would be most favorably impressed with our students and faculty. You would read on their faces, and see evident in their accomplishments, the energy and idealism that powers the Episcopal High School community, in spite of the turmoil beyond the gates. This is the EHS spirit, and I invite you to enjoy this edition of the magazine which provides testimony to the vitality of this wonderful community. These are the times that test the essence of institutions and individuals. I think you will see in the experiences of the many included in this edition of the magazine that the time-honored spirit of Episcopal High School is alive and well. Above all else, this is what we seek to nurture and preserve.
Sincerely, At this unique time in the history of our nation, we are all confronted with uncertainty and deep concerns posed by the financial tumult which surrounds us. The School is indeed fortunate to have such a solid financial foundation, although like every organization, we have
F. Robertson Hershey, Headmaster
Around Campus Art Students Shine in Local and National Competitions
his year, several Episcopal students were recognized for their artistic achievements at the local and national levels. In February, 20 EHS students were awarded Gold Keys in The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards of 2009. This national competition, established in 1923 and organized by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, recognizes student achievement in creative writing and visual arts. Past winners include Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Richard Avedon, Truman Capote, and Charles White. Scholastic received more than 140,000 submissions this year and awarded just 800 Gold Keys. Spencer Moore ’09 received a Gold Key for painting, and Paul Blake ’10, Katie Chapman ’09, Jimbo Hardison ’09, Carter Irwin ’09, Paula Pavlova ’09, Katie Rozelle ’09, and Nick Styles ’10 received Gold Keys for photography. Hardison, Pavlova, and Styles each received multiple awards. Also on the national level, Sarah Dillard ’10 and Tom Gosnell ’10 were juried into the K-12 Ceramic
Phil Dujardin ’09
Jimbo Hardison ’09
Katie Rozelle ’09
National Exhibition. Their work will be shown in Arizona this April at the annual conference for the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts. Locally, two EHS students placed in the 2009 Best of the Independent Schools Art Competition, which showcases the best of the visual artists at Washington-area independent schools. Phil Dujardin ’09 took first place in the photography category, and Katelyn Halldorson ’09 placed second in sculpture. Fourteen EHS artists were included in the juried competition, based on the strength of their work. n
Three Attend Howard Hughes Lecture Series, “Making Your Mind”
his December, three EHS students attended the annual Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Holiday Lectures on Science. This year’s lecture series, “Making Your Mind: Molecules, Motion, and Memory,” focused on whether molecular biology can help scientists understand mental function. Beirne Hutcheson ’10, Whitley Raney ’09, and Will Winkenwerder ’10 heard from speakers Eric R. Kandel, M.D., and Thomas M. Jessell, Ph.D., of Columbia University during the two-day lecture for high school biology students. Kandel has made profound discoveries in the field of memory
and received the 2000 Nobel Prize in Physiology. Jessell has spent the past 20 years studying the way neural circuits are assembled during development in order to understand the organization and function of the nervous system; he won the inaugural Kavli Prize in Neuroscience in 2008. “The Howard Hughes Lecture was an amazing opportunity to move outside the traditional classroom setting to learn about new advances in science,” said Hutcheson. “I particularly enjoyed the forum portion of the lecture, which created a discussion between the student audience and the leading researchers of autism and bipolar disease.” n
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Chamber Singers Travel to New York, Delaware
his winter, members of the EHS Chamber Singers traveled to New York and Delaware to give three concerts, including a joint performance with singers from two other independent schools. The group’s first stop, in New York City, offered an opportunity for sightseeing in the city and a Broadway show. On Sunday, Feb. 1, the group sang during a service at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in Midtown; that afternoon, they traveled to Delaware. On Feb. 2, the group sang at a retirement home in Middletown, Del., and rehearsed and performed with the St. Andrew’s School Choral Singers and the Choir from Tower Hill School in Wilmington, Del. That evening’s performance honored composers with anniversaries this year: Felix Mendelssohn, Henry Purcell, George Frederic Handel, and Franz Jospeh Haydn. Choral Music Teacher Helen Westerfield said that the students brought “positive attitudes, great energy, and tremendous team spirit” to the trip, and that one highlight of the trip was seeing students line-dancing with residents of the retirement home.
The EHS Chamber Singers at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in Manhattan.
Art Teacher Elizabeth Vorlicek, a chaperone for the trip, said that the tour “was a wonderful opportunity to see our students share a part of their hearts with the community outside of our school.” She was proud of the students, she added, and their “tireless ability to bring their art into the world through song.” n
Student Athletes Honored
hree of Episcopal’s athletes were recognized for their performances this winter. Shantell Bingham ’11 is the Virginia state champion in the 55-meter dash; she broke the state meet record this year with a time of 7.33 seconds, also a new School record. Bingham broke the School record for the 55-meter hurdle event this year as well. Given Kalipinde ’09 was named to the ESPN RISE Fall Boys’ Soccer All-America team. The magazine’s editor selects students for this team based on input from coaches and journalists nationwide. Evan King ’09 was named as a running back to the second-annual All-DCSportsFan First Team. DCSportsFan.com is a regional Web site that covers local sports. Virginia Tech’s football coach, Frank Beamer, spoke at the dinner honoring these high school football players at George Mason University on Jan. 25. n
Shantell Bingham ’11
Given Kalipinde ’09
Evan King ’09
Exhibition: “Beauty Not Wasted”
his March, the Angie Newman Johnson Gallery in the Ainslie Arts Center hosted “Beauty Not Wasted,” a “green” art exhibition created collaboratively by faculty members David Douglas and Frank Phillips and EHS students Katie Chapman ’09, Stewart Cory ’10, Phil Dujardin ’09, and Baobao Zhang ’09. Inspired by this winter’s Headmaster’s Challenge to reduce campus energy consumption (see page 8), the Arts Department issued its own challenge: these students and teachers would take recyclable materials – glass, paper, cardboard, and plastic – and reconfigure them into works of art, finding the beauty in products that would otherwise be considered waste. “Process and collaboration were integral components to this project,” wrote Phillips in his curator’s essay. “These materials are not usual art supplies… irregular and oftentimes limiting in their current states. So, all compositions became pieces that required experimentation, revision, contemplation, correction, discussion, alteration, evaluation, and adjustment before reaching any sort of resolution. The sideby-side works literally grew into one another, and represent the overall synergy among the artists and artwork.” While the pieces were produced individually, each references the natural world – a common thread Phillips said emerged independently as the artists worked on their creations. “Whether a forest of cardboard trees, a cascade of glass bottles, a tangle of plastic ivy, paper birds taken to flight, or the silhouettes of a boy and a girl, these things simply and elegantly describe the beauty around us,” Phillips wrote.
Baobao Zhang ’09 used magazine pages to craft the birds in her piece,“Spiral Birds.”
Some of the paper birds found their way to perches around the gallery, including the branches of “Cardboard Trees,” constructed by Katie Chapman ’09.
In the spirit of environmental stewardship, all of the supplies used will be recycled after the exhibition ends. n “Boy and Girl,” by Phil Dujardin ’09 and Frank Phillips, outlines the silhouettes of students Chip Grossman ’11 (left) and Ruffin Mitchener ’11 in recyclable plastic.
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Part of History
EHS STUDENTS AND FACULTY ATTEND THE INAUGURATION OF PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA
the parade was cancelled; and, in 2005, there was heightened security due to ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. This year was on the cold and windy side, but some 550 community members and guests boarded buses and school vans, drove to the Pentagon, and walked the 1.5 miles to the National Mall.”
n Jan. 20, the students and faculty of EHS continued a 40-year School tradition of traveling to Washington, D.C., on Inauguration Day to witness the swearing-in of the new president. After riding buses to a drop-off point, students walked in small groups with faculty advisors a mile and a half into the city. The route took them through the Pentagon parking lot, past Arlington National Cemetery, over Memorial Bridge, around the Lincoln Memorial, and into the crowd of 1.5 million people assembled for President Barack Obama’s swearing-in ceremony.
Spanish Teacher Viviana Davila’s advisory dressed patriotically for Inauguration Day. From left: Davila, Maria Hewko ’11, Reddin Woltz ’10, Hunter deButts ’10, Danielle Molina ’10, and Liz Ward ’09.
“I’d never seen such a large number of people so excited about one thing,” said Hunter deButts ’10. “I’m glad I made the physical sacrifice of being out in the cold for a few hours just to be there. Even though we were at least a mile away and had no chance of seeing [Obama] in person, just being out there with everyone else is something I’ll remember for the rest of my life.”
In planning for the event, the School determined that the anticipated size of the crowd this year precluded attending the parade, and all groups returned to campus after President Obama’s inaugural speech.
Temperatures in Washington, D.C., were a frosty 19 degrees the morning of Inauguration Day, climbing to 28 degrees by noon with wind gusts of up to 23 mph. Before students boarded buses, faculty confirmed they had hats, gloves, warm jackets, and sturdy footwear. Associate Dean of Students Stacie Williams was on hand with a bag of extra gear to loan to students who reported to buses without hats or gloves. “We always go,” said Peter Goodnow, director of academic tours. “In 1973, there were protests about Watergate and Vietnam; in 1985, it was so cold
“The walk got our blood moving, at least, and helped us to keep warm in the frigid temperatures until we stopped moving at our final destination in front of one of the many Jumbotrons,” said Reddin Woltz ’10. “The cold set in as soon as we stopped, but it was a small price to pay for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The day required multiple layers, hats, gloves, and even hand warmers, but this historic inauguration was an event that we all refused to miss.”
Students and faculty walked across Memorial Bridge (above) into Washington, D.C., to watch the inauguration on Jumbotrons set up on the National Mall.
“Although we weren’t even close to the Capitol, the students and faculty sensed that they were part of an historic event – the inauguration of our first African-American president – and it was hard not to get caught up in the festive atmosphere of the day,” said Goodnow. “Even those community members who didn’t support President Obama in the election saw that they were there to help celebrate an essential strength of American democracy dating back to 1801 – the peaceful transition of the presidency from one political party to another.” n
Former Community Organizer, Civil Rights Activist Gives MLK Day Speech
can tell my 51/2-year-old grandson what I could not tell my sons at that age: that he can grow up to be whatever he wants to be.”
On Martin Luther King, Jr., Day – and the eve of Barack Obama’s swearing-in as the 44th President of the United States – Bob Gilbert, a former community organizer who has been active in the civil rights movement since the 1960s, visited EHS. He spoke to the community about “the journey from Martin Luther King, Jr., to Barack Obama,” said Chair of Foreign Languages Rick Dixon, who has known Gilbert for 25 years. Gilbert visited classes before speaking at an all-school community meeting in the evening. Gilbert, 70, recalled seeing King speak in person, saying that the civil rights leader was “bigger than life, and when he finished speaking, you felt divinely inspired. It was like a rebirth and you had to get up and act.” He recalled King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, saying that today America is “on the threshold of living the meaning of that speech.” Gilbert served as director of the Easton Area Neighborhood Centers in Easton, Penn.; he received the NAACP’s 1970 Man of the Year award in Easton for his work there. After returning to his hometown, Chatham, Va., Gilbert became active in many community action programs and twice served as the minority community representative and lead spokesperson on the county’s redistricting committee. In addition, he ran Gilbert’s Restaurant from 1971 to 1999. The restaurant was a gathering place for
Bob Gilbert talks with students during his visit to campus on Martin Luther King, Jr., Day. From left: Anthony Juker ’10, Gilbert, Daly Reardon ’10.
African Americans in Chatham: the NAACP held meetings there, and both James Earl Jones and Fats Domino ate there. Student Paul Blake ’10 observed that “Mr. Gilbert isn’t just a historian; he is living evidence. Born during segregation, he experienced injustice throughout his life. Using examples from his life, he created scenarios for students to think about.” n
his winter, seven students from ISPAC, a preparatory school in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, had a chance to experience life at Episcopal. As part of an exchange program with EHS Spanish students, these teenagers lived on dorm, attended classes and chapel, and visited sites in Washington, D.C. n
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Learning Environmental Stewardship
his year, Episcopal’s students continued to make the School a “greener” place. Through a variety of eco-friendly activities, the School is encouraging environmental stewardship. The student body successfully met the second annual Headmaster’s Challenge. Last year, the EHS community reduced its energy usage by 10 percent over a threemonth period to earn an extra “Headmaster’s Holiday.” This year, Headmaster Rob Hershey challenged the students to reduce their energy by 3 percent over last year’s reduction, with the added challenge of reducing solid and liquid food waste by 12 percent. After a slow start, the students exceeded all of the challenge requirements, reducing energy by 3.12 percent, solid food waste by 15.6 percent, and liquid food waste by 34.4 percent. The student body was rewarded with a Headmaster’s Holiday on Feb. 19. While all of the dorms reduced their energy usage, Dalrymple Dormitory won the inter-dorm energy-reduction competition, using only 88.84 percent of the energy it had consumed in previous weeks. To meet this challenge, the EHS community employed inventive strategies, such as “Gray Thursdays,” during which classrooms and campus buildings relied almost completely on natural light; “Black
Fridays,” when students, faculty, and staff used no fluorescent lights during the day; and several dining hall strategies, such as “Dining in the Dark” and “Trayless Tuesdays.” On dorm, students exchanged approximately 200 incandescent bulbs for compact fluorescent bulbs. The Environmental Club again grew peppers in the School’s organic garden, which were then processed and bottled as hot sauce, aptly named “Tiger Blood” and “Tiger Tears,” and sold at the 108th Game. Club leaders attended the Students 4 Sustainability Conference at St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School and the Wind, Water and Waste: A Call to Learning and Action symposium at the World Bank Group. This spring, the Environmental Club plans to host a Green Fest celebrating Earth Day. n
As part of this year Headmaster’s Challenge, the EHS community reduced its solid food waste by 15.6 percent and its liquid food waste by 34.4 percent.
Four More Seniors Will Compete in College Athletics
Episcopal is proud of its newest college athletes: Lester Batiste ’09, who will join the Colby College football team; David Block ’09, who has committed to play lacrosse at Haverford College; Alex Helm ’09, who will play football at Johns Hopkins University; and Allanté Keels ’09, who will join both the football and the track and field teams at the University of Pennsylvania. n
Six Students Earn Musical Honors
has performed with the orchestra for the past three years. “[The other players] can be utterly different from me...but we share one thing: music.”
n January, six Episcopal musicians earned places in two different honor ensembles for Virginia District 10, which encompasses local middle and high schools.
Tom Peabody ’10 earned similar honors with the District 10 Jazz Ensemble, in which he played the tenor saxophone. Peabody also performed with Catherine Lambert ’11 and Pen Agnew ’11 at the District 10 Band Festival in February.
Stuart Agnew ’12, Christine Byun ’09, Jong Min Jeon ’10, Ik Soo Kwon ’09, and Matt Valcourt ’12 competed with more than 400 students from Fairfax County, Alexandria City, and area private schools to earn positions in the Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors’ Association District 10 Honor Orchestra. “Every year I play in [honors orchestra], I realize how big the world actually is,” said Byun, who
“These are tremendous honors for these outstanding young musicians, and we’re all very proud of them,” said Orchestra Teacher Brad Swanson. n Tom Peabody ’10 played saxophone in the District 10 Jazz Ensemble.
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Debate, Discussion, and A Little Dancing
tudents in the Model U.N. club traveled to Norfolk, Va., in February for the Old Dominion University Model United Nations for high school students. Representing Iceland and Indonesia this year, students worked on several committees and with Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs). Model U.N. conferences offer students the opportunity to represent different nations of the world in a competitive format based on their research about the countries they represent, their speaking abilities, and their ability to work with other students. Nick Styles ’10 said that this year’s preparation was intense and he enjoyed reaping the rewards of his hard work. “A lot of what we do with regards to the diplomatic side of the conference is trying to figure out how to make about 80 to 100 people, all of whom have different personal – and diplomatic, depending on their nation – beliefs, agree to support an idea, and that challenge to me is immensely entertaining.” Peter Goodnow, director of academic tours, accompanied the students on their trip to Norfolk and helped them prepare in the months before the conference. “It complements the work they’re doing in class by giving them an opportunity, in a forum and on
Members of this year’s Model U.N. team include: Front row (left to right): Amanda Acquaire ’11, Maria Cox ’11, Katelyn Halldorson ’09, Chloe Khadka ’09, Mandy Cashin ’09, Claire Battis ‘09, Nadia Odai-Afotey ’09, Paige Micklem ’09, Frances Stone ’09, Anne Pennington ’09, and Claire Channell ’09; back row: Sam Song ’09, Austin Kim ’09, Jong Min Jeon ’10, Peter Kim ’10, Arjun Maniyar ’10, Taylor Burke ’10, John Henry ’10, Josh Ashworth ’10, Alex Helm ’09, Nick Styles ’10, and Omar Protzuk ’10. Not pictured: Eliza Hadjis ’09.
topics that are new to them, to take the critical thinking, analytical skills, and collaborative study they’ve learned in the history curriculum, and see if they can work with kids from other schools.” Nadia Odai-Afotey ’09 and Claire Battis ’09 are longtime members of Model U.N., and their work at the conference focused on two NGOs: Transparency International and Third World Movement Against the Exploitation of Women. Representing an organization rather than a
country, Odai-Afotey said, offers “a lot of freedom over what topics we think are most prominent to talk about at that time.” Battis agreed. “I also like working on the issues they bring up, which are more focused on social health and well-being rather than international politics.” Styles said that the combination of politics, creativity, and socializing he finds in the conference is a draw, as well. “For me, Model UN has been a great way to step
outside of the typical classroom learning environment and expand my knowledge about world affairs, as well as to meet a great group of kids my own age.” On a lighter note, the girls said that the Saturday night dance is a highlight of each year’s trip. “It is so fun to watch people that are so intense during the debates let loose and you get to see a different side of them,” OdaiAfotey said. Last year, the EHS team won the conference dance competition. n
Alumni Gather in Nashville
n Feb. 24, Episcopal hosted a reception for parents and alumni at the home of Lee Ann Womack and Frank Liddell ’82 in Nashville, Tenn. More than 50 guests gathered to reconnect with old friends, and attendees were treated to music from “Danger and the Steel Cut Oats,” a bluegrass band featuring Goodloe Harman ’02. The School hosts alumni events around the country each year. n
More than 50 Episcopal alumni and parents reconnected in Nashville this February, including (left to right) Andrew Nielson ’98, Fielding Logan ’92, Hunter Beahm ’82, Frank Liddell ’82, Jeff Potter ’96, and EHS Director of Alumni and Parent Programs Lindsay Whittle ’99.
Theologian in Residence: Rev. Mark Bozzuti-Jones
he Theologian in Residence for the 2008-09 school year, the Rev. Mark Bozzuti-Jones, visited Episcopal Jan. 12 to 16. The associate for pastoral care at Trinity Church Wall Street, Bozzuti-Jones is the author of several books, including devotional works, children’s books, and a biography of the Rt. Rev. Barbara Harris, the first female bishop in the Episcopal Church. Formerly a missionary in Brazil, Bozzuti-Jones visited classes, spoke during chapel, and delivered a series of talks, “Why God Still Makes Sense: A Look at How Religion, Spirituality, and Faith Can Help Us Live More Meaningful Lives.” After leaving EHS, Bozzuti-Jones posted an essay, “Away in Virginia: Episcopal High School Rocks,” on his blog, describing his visit to the School and the students he met during his week on campus. In it, he said it gave him “tremendous hope and joy to be in the midst of this cool, welldressed, well-mannered, and intelligent group of students.” n
The Rev. Mark Bozzuti-Jones chats with members of the Vestry in Callaway Chapel. Clockwise from left: Frances Ainsworth ’11, Vincent Mariano ’10, Whitley Raney ’09, Beirne Hutcheson ’10, Bozzuti-Jones, Patrick Mealy ’09, Liz Ward ’09, and Lizzie Goodnow ’10.
Fall Varsity Athletic Award Winners
Front row: Kelsey Knutson ’09, Ruth K. Rainey Award for Most Valuable Player for field hockey; Catherine Harrison ’09, Most Valuable Runner for girls’ cross country; Caroline Moncure ’09, Most Valuable Player for volleyball; Lester Batiste ’09, Alexander Spotswood Award for football; Sarah Dillard ’10, Most Improved Player for volleyball; Alex Covert ’12, Most Improved Player for girls’ tennis; and Reid Nickle ’11, Parker Reed Carr Award for Most Valuable Runner for boys’ cross country. Back row: Angie Phillips ’11, Coach’s Award for girls’ tennis; Claire Channell ’09, Coach’s Award for volleyball; Liz Ward ’09, Most Improved Player for field hockey; Cary Hairfield ’11, Coach’s Award for field hockey; Cameron Baker ’11, Most Improved Player for girls’ soccer; Evan King ’09, Moncure Award for Most Valuable Player for football; Abbott Matthews ’09, Coach’s Award for girls’ soccer; Brandt Gess ’09, John Strubing Coach’s Award for football and Winniett Peters Award for football; Carly Linthicum ’09, John J. and Mary Turner Tilman Corson Award for Most Valuable Player for girls’ soccer; Given Kalipinde ’09, Peyton S. Hawes III Award for Most Valuable Player for boys’ soccer; Olivia Kronemeyer ’10, Most Valuable Player for girls’ tennis; Will Addis ’09, Coach’s Award for boys’ soccer; Alessandra Gavin ’12, Most Improved Runner for girls’ cross country; Mike Jones ’10, Most Improved Player for football; Pete Markoski ’09, Coach’s Award for boys’ cross country; Coles Lawton ’10, Coach’s Award for girls’ cross country; and Shepard Chalkley ’11, Most Improved Player Award for boys’ soccer. Not pictured: Tom Peabody ’10, Most Improved Runner for boys’ cross country.
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The Roll Call
WHAT DOES ANNUAL GIVING FUND?
ach year, devoted alumni, parents, grandparents, and friends give generously to the Roll Call, a vital source of revenue for Episcopal High School. This support ensures that EHS will continue to provide the extraordinary and life-shaping experiences that have prepared generations of alumni to lead successful and fulfilling lives. The Roll Call supports all aspects of the School’s operation, from library resources, athletic equipment, and art supplies to financial aid and faculty salaries. The impact of a contribution to annual giving is immediate, and the beneficiaries each year are the members of the current student body.
“What many may not know is that there is a gap between tuition and the true cost of an Episcopal High School education,” explained Elizabeth MacNeil, the School’s director of annual giving, “and the Roll Call helps bridge that gap.”
Gifts to the Roll Call help set Episcopal High School apart from other schools.
In a 2007-08 survey, to which almost 800 EHS alumni responded, decades of graduates reported that they look back at the breadth and depth of their experiences in the
classroom, on dorm, on the playing fields, and in the Washington, D.C., area with gratitude and pride. They reported feeling well prepared for the challenges of their
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future classrooms and careers, and said that the relationships they formed with EHS faculty and peers have lasted far beyond the gates and are some of the most important of their lives. “Today’s students are thriving in a challenging and multifaceted program thanks, in part, to the exceptional response to the Roll Call,” said MacNeil. “With the uncertainties of today’s economy, we are mindful of the competing demands for resources faced by the members of the Episcopal family and are most grateful for the generosity of those who choose to support the Roll Call.” n
piscopal High School has a long tradition of creative writing: literary societies, literary magazines, and even the production of student-written plays. Now, the 2008 Daemon has been honored by the National Council of Teachers of English Program to Recognize Excellence in Student Literary Magazines. The council, a national association of teachers of English literature, literacy, and language arts, holds an annual competition to recognize students, teachers, and schools for excellence in literary magazines and to encourage improvement in literary magazines. Magazines are evaluated on literary merit, art, and layout, and award categories range from “Above Average” to “Highest Award;” EHS’s magazine received the latter. Nationally, almost 500 schools entered their literary magazines in the competition, with just 59 in the nation and two in Virginia receiving the “Highest Award.” n
From the Archives
19th-century Episcopal student would likely be amazed at how comprehensive the School’s application process is today. SSAT testing, essay writing, teacher recommendations, interviews, and campus visits make for a far more involved process than what was experienced by those applying back then. Since its earliest days, however, Episcopal has sought to attract the most qualified students to the School through admissions publications, including notices, pamphlets, and viewbooks. The admissions process has evolved gradually over the School’s long history. In the early 19th and even 20th centuries, an applicant’s parents would write to the Principal and request to enroll their son. The School’s head would reply by letter, letting the parents know if there was room for the next session. Over time, an application form was added to the process.
Application for Admission, 1930s. The early application for admission seems minimalist by today’s standards.
Through the Blackford years (1870-1913), admissions offers were extended in a rolling process until full enrollment was reached. This process often continued until the very start of school in
early fall, unlike today when admissions decisions are announced online in March. Until World War II, the admissions process was largely
G.W. Wilkins, Esq. Frogmore, S. Ca. Dear Sir: My friend Mr. William Ellicott, Jr., of Beaufort, has been good enough to send you my school catalogue and to recommend this school for your son next session. I write to say that, should you see fit to place him under my charge, I would gladly receive him. My experience with South Carolina boys here has been generally so favorable that I do not flatter when I say that I welcome acquisitions from that state with peculiar satisfaction. I hope to hear from you. Very truly yours, L.M. Blackford
Letter written by Principal Launcelot Blackford, extending an offer to attend Episcopal High School in 1899.
handled by the head of School. The period following World War II witnessed greater formalization of the admissions process with the introduction of admissions testing. Like its peer schools of the mid20th century, EHS administered its own unique admissions test. The test was administered on a Saturday and scored by a single individual. The results of the test were subsequently used for placement of newly enrolled students. These tests were supplanted by the SSAT in the late 1950s. During the 1950s, Episcopal High School assigned its first Director of Admissions, William B. Ravenel, and it was during this time that the personal interview became a requirement for admission. With the construction of Penick Hall in 1981, the admissions process was removed from Hoxton House. Since then, the School has continued to attract the brightest and best students through the efforts of the Admissions Office and student tour guides. n
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Winter Musical: “The Wizard of Oz”
rom Feb. 19 to 21, the EHS theater program performed the musical “The Wizard of Oz,” based on the book by L. Frank Baum, with music and lyrics by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg. The play tells the story of Dorothy Gale, a girl desperate to return home to Kansas after waking mysteriously in the beautiful, but very peculiar, land of “Oz.” “Putting on ‘The Wizard of Oz’ has been the highlight of my year. It was the most fun I’ve ever had on stage,” said Eric Streed ’09, who played the Scarecrow. “I’m so happy that I got to end my acting career at Episcopal on such a great note.” The student cast was supplemented by 15 faculty children who played Munchkins, the diminutive denizens of Munchkinland in Oz. “The faculty kids were really fun to work with and brought a lot of
energy to the show,” said Sarah Hulbert ’11, who played Dorothy in two of the four performances. Students were involved in all aspects of the production, from lighting to costume design. The cast and crew began working together in December, before Christmas break. “There were so many opportunities to meet and interact with people I might never have had the chance to know, especially the Munchkins, whom I absolutely loved,” said Alex Covert ’12, who played the Wicked Witch of the West. “From auditions to closing night, we improved drastically, and, within the last week, we really pulled together to make a great show. I’m proud of the work we did and, even though it’s over and I’ll miss the seniors a ton, I’m pumped to get to work again next year!”
The Cowardly Lion (George Thorne ’11), Dorothy (Sarah Hulbert ’11), Tinman (Charlie Haley ’09), and Scarecrow (Eric Streed ’09) are “off to see the Wizard.”
The cast and crew of “The Wizard of Oz.” Front row (on floor): Chuck Leonard (director), Summer Thomas ’12, Aaron Broderick (performance pianist). Second row (sitting on stage): Collin Wiles ’11, Chelsea Summers ’10, Robert Amico ’11, MacKenzie Nichols ’11, Cary Hairfield ’11, Anne Austin Carden ’12, Caroline Liddick ’10, Emily Fay ’10, Eleni Hadjis ’12, Baobao Zhang ’09, Audrey Humleker ’10, Nyantee Asherman ’11, Jasmine Jones ’11, Russell Pierson ’12, Taylor Kelly ’12. Third row (kneeling): Danielle Molina ’10, Paige Weber ’10. Fourth row: Momo Sae-Lee ’09, Tay Smith-Kiawu ’09, Ava Busler ’09, Curtis Little ’10, Will Frazier ’10, Alex Covert ’12, Ryan Sims (technical director), Sarah Soderbergh ’09, Eric Streed ’09, Don Tucker ’09, Sarah Hulbert ’11, Charlie Haley ’09, Julie Scott (costume design), George Thorne ’11, Quent Fox ’11, Zack Czajkowski ’10, Jack Ballenger ’10, Amaury Dujardin ’11. n
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Telling the Saints’ Stories
n Feb. 25 – Ash Wednesday – Prof. William Cook visited the EHS campus as the 2009 Portrait in Faith speaker. A distinguished teaching professor of history at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Genesco, Cook visited classes and spoke to the entire community about the lives of several great Christians, including St. Francis of Assisi and St. Joan of Arc.
This winter, the varsity wrestling team won the first-annual City Tournament championship and went undefeated in the IAC Dual Meet competition. The team’s overall record was 16-3, including a dominating win over Woodberry Forest School, with Episcopal’s largest margin of victory since the 1970s.
“I was very interested in the way that Dr. Cook brought together the realms of history and religion
to make the people that he was speaking about come to life,” said Whitley Raney ’09, a member of the Vestry. Other students agreed that Cook’s presentation helped them to see Christian icons as living men and women. A scholar in medieval and ancient history, Cook is co-author of “The Medieval World View,” published by Oxford University Press, and editor of “The Art of the Franciscan Order in Italy.” He spends part of each year in Italy doing research and teaching.
BOYS’ VARSITY BASKETBALL
The boys’ varsity basketball team finished its season ranked No. 2 in the state, and won the Sleepy Thompson Invitational Tournament for the first time since 1996. Given Kalipinde ’09 (above left) was named the tournament’s most valuable player, and Coach Jim Fitzpatrick (above right) received the tournament’s Frederick Templeton Outstanding Coach Award for the second consecutive year.
Prof. William Cook, Rev. Gideon L.K. Pollach, and Head Monitor Edward Pritchard ’09 outside Callaway Chapel. Cook visited classes and spoke to the community as the 2009 Portrait in Faith speaker. n
GIRLS’ VARSITY SQUASH The girls’ varsity squash team retained the Hayden-Faunce Cup, defeating The Madeira School 18-0 for the season. n
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STUDENTS AND FACULTY VOLUNTEER IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC PARTICIPANTS
his spring, 30 EHS students and five faculty members turned down opportunities to hit the beach or the slopes, or just to spend much-needed down time on the couch, over spring break. Instead, they traveled to Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic, to volunteer at Orphanage Outreach through Episcopal’s alternative spring break mission trip. “This year we taught at John F. Kennedy Elementary School in Monte Cristi,” said EHS Spanish Teacher Catherine GomezGoodnow. The volunteers taught English to first through eighth grade students, splitting up into groups of five with one strong Spanish speaker in each group and teaching two classes a day.
Abbott Matthews ’09 and Sophie Helm ’11 (far right) engage students in an English class during the annual Dominican Republic trip to volunteer with Orphanage Outreach.
Recess time was as important as class time, according to GomezGoodnow. “The interaction with the children was invaluable, and they loved romping around the playground with our students,” she said. “We brought lots of story books to the school, and during recess some of the more proficient Spanish speakers in our group gathered children around and read aloud to them. These children loved being read to!” “The children we taught acted like simply learning the English word for blue was the most wonderful thing ever,” said Liz Schutte ’10. “The kids were so happy despite the poor education, their lack of money, and the condition of their town. The orphanage was like heaven for the children.” Gomez-Goodnow explained that most of the children in the orphanage either lost their parents to illness or have been given over to the orphanage by destitute parents who want a better life for their children. “It’s truly heartbreaking,” she said. “I feel it is safe to say that anyone who volunteers with Orphanage Outreach leaves
Students: Sutton Alford ’11 Liz Burton ’10 Martha Cammack ’09 Preston Cory ’11 Anne Maxwell Douglass ’11 Mary Foran ’10 Mary Frantz ’11 Will Frazier ’10 Ambler Goddin ’11 Abby Hart ’10 Sophie Helm ’11 Morgan Hensley ’10 Pen Jones ’10 Olivia Kronemeyer ’10 Charlie Marshall ’11 Abbott Matthews ’09 Gene McCarthy ’10 Ruffin Mitchener ’11 Lanier Olsson ’11 Anne Pennington ’09 Ali Pierson ’09 Omar Protzuk ’10 Liz Schutte ’10 Sara Shiels ’10 Olivia Vietor ’09 Nancy Walker ’11 Liz Ward ’09 Caroline Weston ’11 Taylor Wilson ’11 Emma Wiltshire ’10 Faculty: Gideon Pollach Catherine Gomez-Goodnow Mimi Hobart Frank Phillips Emily Straight
EHS students and faculty with students at the John F. Kennedy School in Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic.
with a different perspective on life and hopefully carries with them a conviction that they can do something to help change the world and make it better.” “Every day as I walked from the orphanage to the local school where we taught, I was amazed by the people,” said Schutte. “They smiled, waved, and ran out into the streets to greet us and seemed as happy as, if not happier than, us.
They acted as if they had everything in the world, even though their homes were tin shacks. Their ability to be so happy about basic things is a rare and special thing to experience.” According to Gomez-Goodnow, the EHS students were always first to volunteer for extra projects, such as constructing bunk beds for incoming volunteers, and never once complained about their own
bunks, thin mattresses, or cold showers. “I especially love watching our students find their ‘gifts’ in the process of selflessly giving of themselves to the students they teach,” said Gomez-Goodnow. “Many of our students bonded with the orphans in their short time there, resulting in some sad and tearful good-byes at the end of the week.” n
Volunteer Spotlight .ROB HOXTON ’84 AND MATT LONG ’84.
Facebook For All
hen Rob Hoxton ’84 agreed to be the chair of his class’ 25th Reunion, he knew he’d have to “really wake our class up and generate excitement for the Reunion.” After recruiting former EHS roommate Matt Long ’84 to help with Reunion efforts, he said, they decided to try something new: a group on the social networking site Facebook.
So far, the Class of 1984 group has attracted almost one-quarter of the original graduating class, and discussions have ranged from locations for the Friday night dinner to plans for the golf tournament Friday morning (and a video of a golfing scene from the old television show “The Honeymooners,” which Hoxton introduced as “a video of me and Matt Long practicing”).
“The Facebook platform provides for online photo-sharing, which means that everyone can see recent classmate pictures and family photos,” said Long. “The message boards stimulate banter around class memories and expectations for the Reunion.”
Why do they volunteer for Episcopal? Hoxton said, “Whenever the school asks, I feel compelled to help. My experience at EHS was one of the most important of my life.” Long’s reason is less lofty: “My old roomie Rob made me!” On a more serious note, Long said being on the Reunion Committee has enabled him to get in touch with lots of old friends, whether or not they’ll attend the June weekend.
“We are both new to Facebook so we thought we would give it a try,” Hoxton said. Most Facebook users are in their 20s and early 30s, and other EHS Facebook groups are from younger alumni: the classes of 1994, 1999, and 2004 have Reunion groups on Facebook. Hoxton, Long, and their classmates are in their 40s. Nevertheless, the duo’s idea already has classmates talking.
Rob Hoxton ’84 (left) and Matt Long ’84 at Long’s wedding.
It’s clear the old friends have much in common; when asked about their favorite memory from Reunion 2004, both recalled sitting on the steps of Hoxton House with old friends. “Drinking a couple of cold ones…catching up on old and new times,” as Hoxton put it. n
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Living the Dream
When Tim Hightower ’04 was a boy, he would pretend he was playing football in the Super Bowl. It’s a common child’s pastime – narrating your game-winning touchdown or a big run, basking in imagined glory. But Hightower made his dream a reality. On Feb. 2, he played for the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. Not a bad way to end your rookie season.
very kid has those dreams – you’re in the back yard, tossing the football around with your friends, calling your own number, 10 seconds left in the game – you do those things, and you don’t know how real it is,” Hightower said. “You can dream something for a long time. I told my mother in the fifth grade that I would play professional football. But for it to become reality – it didn’t even feel real. You have to focus yourself and not get caught up in all of the stuff around it. It was a blessing to have that experience.” While Hightower has risen to great professional heights this year, he hasn’t let the spotlight turn his head. When people describe him, they say he is modest, purposedriven, and a man of strong faith: not words typically used to describe professional athletes. Hightower worked hard for his success. He transferred to Episcopal as a junior because it was an opportunity to receive a better education but also, he says, to “keep an eye on” his younger sister, Victoria ’06, who was enrolling at EHS as a freshman.
At Episcopal, Hightower had 22 career touchdowns; as a University of Richmond Spider, he scored 39 touchdowns. He has continued his streak with the Arizona Cardinals, with 10 touchdowns during his first season.
“I came in here not really knowing what to expect, and I didn’t really want to be here. I came in here with the wrong attitude and the wrong mindset, and [the School] proved me wrong, and it was a good thing,” Hightower remembers. Hightower quickly changed his attitude and found his place at Episcopal – a place that was centered on the playing field. He played varsity football, basketball, and track, excelling in all three sports. He captained the varsity football team as a senior, and he received the Moncure Award for Most Valuable Player for football both his junior and senior years. He credits the School and its athletic program with helping him grow. “It helped shape me over the years. I had to mature a lot faster than I probably would have. You’ve got to be independent, you’ve got to be responsible. You’ve got to take responsibility for your own actions,” Hightower said. “The work ethic that I developed here – I had to work harder, and to find myself – it made me more independent, a more focused athlete and student, and it carried over into college and even to where I am now.”
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Hightower said that one of the most important experiences he had at Episcopal, and one of his biggest challenges, was entering his senior year with a broken foot. At first he tried to play football anyway, hoping to get a college scholarship and keep working toward his dream. But after the second game, it was too painful and he was benched for most of the season.
Hightower’s football coach, Mark Gowin, describes him as a natural leader with a strong work ethic and an unfailingly positive attitude.
“I had never been hurt. I didn’t want to go to class, I didn’t want to do anything,” Hightower remembers. “I didn’t know what to do, I was so frustrated. I didn’t know how to handle it. But it made me a stronger person, because I had to deal with adversity. I Photo Courtesy Arizona Cardinals had to deal with overcoming that and being positive. Things happen every single day, and it’s not what happens, but how you deal with what happens that determines what kind of person you are in the end. It’s something I’ll never forget.”
“I never heard him say anything negative about another human being,” Gowin said. “He’s very confident in his abilities, but never cocky, and he was always like that. There’s a fine line between them, and Tim has always known the difference.”
He played in only six football games his senior year, and was unable to play basketball or run track. Gowin said that, even playing in only those six games, Hightower had outstanding numbers. He remembers Hightower playing in the 2003 game against St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School,
Hightower’s EHS advisor, Bill Hannum, remembers him as a “gregarious guy” and a hard-working student, whose modesty was genuine; he said it never seemed to occur to Hightower that his athletic abilities made him different or special. “He had a sense of confidence that was always obvious, and a sense of real joy in whatever his activity was at the time – academic, athletic, or social,” Hannum reflected.
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Tim Hightower By the Numbers EPISCOPAL High School Career Rushing Yards: 2,010 Career Games: 14 Career Yards Per Game: 144 Touchdowns: 22 University of RICHMOND Career Rushing Yards: 3,712 All-Purpose Yards: 4,560 Receptions: 106 Touchdowns: 39 Hightower developed a strong friendship with Aleta Richards, Episcopal’s assistant director of counseling, while he was a student at the University of Richmond.
Arizona CARDINALS Carries: 143 Yards: 399 Receptions: 34 Touchdowns: 10
rushing for 300 yards and scoring four touchdowns, as one of the finest performances in Gowin’s 21 years at Episcopal.
prepared him well for the life of a college student and athlete, which he described as “pretty much the same” as life at Episcopal.
Even though he couldn’t play, Hightower was still actively involved in sports, even helping coach the boys’ varsity sprinters that spring. His time on the bench had a strong impact – Hightower particularly remembers arriving late to basketball practice and being reprimanded by Coach Tim Jaeger, who reminded Hightower that, even though he wasn’t playing, the team still looked up to him and respected him: that he was still a leader.
In college, Hightower forged a new EHS connection. He and Aleta Richards, Episcopal’s assistant director of counseling, met at his sister’s graduation. Richards and her husband have a home in Richmond, Va., and Hightower began coming over to help them out around the house. The summer before his senior year, he asked if he could stay at their house because he was taking a summer course and working out to prepare for football season.
“That stood out to me, made me be a lot more accountable and a lot more vocal. I got into those games, and cheered them on, and I think it helped out a lot with my leadership skills,” Hightower said. Hightower won a scholarship to play football at the University of Richmond. At college, he said, he found that his time at Episcopal had
Hightower visited campus in the fall to speak to Episcopal’s football team. He said it was an honor to speak to students who are “in the same place [he] was.”
“It was a wonderful experience for us – he is a remarkable young man, so much fun to have around,” Richards said. She fondly remembers making Hightower take study breaks and go with her to get Blizzards from Dairy Queen, and “just hanging out and talking.” While Hightower had a room on campus during his senior year, he lived with Richards and her husband instead. Richards said that Hightower liked being able to get away from the spotlight, as he was quite well-known in Richmond.
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Episcopal students and faculty gathered after a Community Meeting in January to wish Hightower good luck in the Super Bowl. The School sent the photo to him in Tampa, Fla.
That year, Richards suggested that she and Hightower write a paper together. She was working on a paper about social resilience, and he was teaching her about football: it seemed a perfect match. So they drafted a paper together comparing the two – learning social resilience through sports, preparing teenagers to take social hits the way football players prepare to take physical hits. They hope to publish the paper in the next year. Hightower said his relationships with Episcopal High School faculty members – such as Richards, Gowin, and Hannum – keep him grounded. “The higher and higher up you go, you’ve got a lot of people patting you on the back,” Hightower said. “A lot of people come into your life, and it’s hard for you to know their motives. You’ve got people like these who’ve embraced you from the beginning, took you under their wing, and the value those people have to you – you can’t explain it, you can’t describe it. Genuine people who genuinely love you and have your best interests at heart, and who impact your life in so many ways. They know you as you, they know you as a person, and they treat you as such.” At Richmond, Hightower was a full-time starter for two years (starting 38 of 49 games). He earned first-team All-American honors, All-Colonial Athletic Association honors, and broke 18 school, game, season, and career rushing records. He was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the fifth round of the 2008 National Football League draft. He finished his first year with the Cardinals as a resounding success. He had 10 touchdowns, 34 receptions, and 399 total yards. At the beginning of the year, Hightower was just glad that Cardinals starting running back Edgerrin James didn’t haze him too badly – the worst thing Hightower had to do was pick up lunch after practice.
Best and Worst EHS Memories: On beating Woodberry his junior year: “That was pretty nice. I didn’t really understand the significance of that game. It was the first time in a while that Episcopal had beat them in football. Seeing everybody rush the field – it seemed like the whole year went a lot better after that. The mood around campus was a lot better. I had never been a part of anything that significant, so that was pretty special.”
On losing to Woodberry his senior year: “Coach Gowin used to say ‘Take advantage of that game, make the most of that game, you’ll remember it for the rest of your life,’ and I do. Losing to Woodberry – I’ve played in a lot of big college games, and now I’ve played in professional games, but I think losing [my] last high school game to Woodberry, that’s something that sticks in my head. I still have dreams about that. Every single time I drive by that field, as many good memories as I made out there, them rushing the field and me having to walk off that field – that’s one I’ll always remember.”
Richards and Gowin traveled to Tampa to watch Hightower play in the Super Bowl, which both described as an incredible experience. Both are extremely proud of the young man he has become. “He remains himself, without the arrogance and narcissism you sometimes see in public figures. He’s grounded in his faith, his love of football, and in his family and friends. You’ve never seen a happier person. He’s the real thing,” Richards said.
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Donor Profile JOHN AND MARSHA KLEINHEINZ FORT WORTH, TEXAS
his fall, John and Marsha Kleinheinz, parents of Marguerite ’08, donated $2 million to Episcopal’s Middle Income Financial Aid
Initiative. The School recently launched this significant effort to raise financial aid funding in support of its middle-income families as part of the early phase of a comprehensive capital campaign, called “The Promise.” The Kleinheinzes’ generous gift provides a cornerstone for this undertaking. 22
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO SEND MARGUERITE ’08 TO EHS? We didn’t choose EHS for Marguerite – she did. Marguerite came home from summer camp before eighth grade and told us that she wanted to go away for high school. We were a little surprised, since none of her family had gone to boarding school, but we encouraged her to do some research. She decided she wanted to attend EHS immediately after her visit there.
WHAT IS YOUR PHILANTHROPIC PHILOSOPHY? It differs depending on whether we are giving locally and also depending on the cause. In general, we give to organizations that have had an impact on our lives and/or the lives of our children. Marsha and I also help fund initiatives when we know the people behind them are committed to an important cause. Education and the arts are the main focus of our giving right now.
WHY DID YOU FEEL IT WAS IMPORTANT TO SUPPORT EPISCOPAL’S MIDDLE INCOME FINANCIAL AID INITIATIVE? I know from my own experience that middle-income families are under tremendous financial pressure when it comes to educating their children, mainly because public schools often can’t cater to really gifted students. Even with an income of $150,000 to $200,000 per annum, there is almost no way a family today can afford to send three children to private school without some financial assistance. Just do the math!
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO MAKE SURE MIDDLE INCOME FAMILIES HAVE ACCESS TO EPISCOPAL? Ultimately, EHS will benefit more from this middle income initiative than the students themselves, because middle-income academic achievers are the most driven segment of society. They will become important leaders and innovators – it has always been that way in America. If you look at the individuals who have given the most back to EHS, many would probably describe themselves as middle-income kids that were able to succeed because of the quality of education they received.
The Kleinheinz family: (from left) Marsha, Marguerite ’08, John, William, and Burke
YOU ARE PAST MEMBERS OF EPISCOPAL’S ADVISORY COUNCIL. WHY DID YOU FEEL IT WAS IMPORTANT FOR YOU TO VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME TO THE SCHOOL? Just because Marguerite was 2,000 miles away, we weren’t going to miss the chance to be involved with her education!
WHAT DOES EPISCOPAL HIGH SCHOOL MEAN TO MARGUERITE? TO YOU? A lot of things, but mostly it was an opportunity for Marguerite to become more independent while getting exposure to the outside world, as well as making LOTS of new friends. Just seeing how well she is doing as a freshman in college this year, I know that EHS had a tremendous influence. From a parental standpoint, we made great lasting friendships with other EHS families.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR FAVORITE EHS EXPERIENCE. One of many highlights was when we visited Marguerite during her EHS summer program in Spain. We enjoyed spending time with her and her classmates in Segovia and Madrid.
FINALLY, TELL US SOME THINGS WE PROBABLY DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU. Marsha is part Choctaw Indian. I am one of seven kids and grew up in Oregon. If invited somewhere, we will show up on time.
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Beyond the Gates
EPISCOPAL’S SENIORS GET A TASTE OF THE “REAL WORLD” THROUGH THE SENIOR SEMINAR PROGRAM
s their time in high school approaches its ..grand finale, many seniors find themselves at loose ends. They have been accepted into college, classes are nearly finished, and they are looking toward the future, eagerly anticipating the next chapter of their lives. Instead of allowing its senior class to languish in the limbo between the end of high school and the beginning of college, EHS offers these students a taste of life outside Episcopal’s walls. Each May, students in good academic standing can participate in the Senior Seminar program, a month-long internship at a local institution of their choice. They gain valuable real-world
experience and do something useful – and fun – during their last month at school. And given the School’s proximity to Washington, D.C., the job possibilities are endless. The program was started by the Class of 1970. David Kelso ’70, working with EHS faculty member Mike Miller, petitioned then-Headmaster Flick Hoxton ’35 to create the program. Kelso said that the seniors wanted a chance to make an impact on the D.C. area during their last weeks at Episcopal. Kelso spent his seminar working in the emergency room at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He remembers
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observing a full panoply of illnesses, including gunshot wounds and drug addictions. Kelso chose this internship because his father was a doctor, and he had an interest in pursuing medicine. He said that while he ultimately decided not to enter the field, he had a “fabulous” experience during his seminar. “It was sort of a first step toward the real world. It gave people an early perspective on what it would be like in college, where things were a bit freer,” Kelso said. “It was a way of giving us a mild taste of getting out and doing things on our own, and a nice stepping-off spot for what would happen after Episcopal. It was a nice way of ending on a high note.” The program has continued, and this year’s seniors will begin their seminars on May 4. To qualify for the program, a student must have a passing average in every course; show no significant drop-off in courses during the fourth quarter; and successfully complete the application process. Once they begin their seminar, they must work full time (35 hours per week) for the duration of the program. They can miss work for AP exams and varsity athletics, but are excused from all other afternoon athletics. Unauthorized absences can lead to being removed from the program. Each senior chooses a faculty member to mentor them during the program and keeps a journal detailing their experience. At the end of their seminar, they present a six to eight-page paper discussing what they learned through the program and explaining whether they met their goals for their internship. They must also present their paper orally to their faculty advisor and one other faculty member.
Students at Episcopal are interested in a wide variety of career fields, and their internship experiences reflect that. The Class of 2009 has chosen to intern in congressmen’s offices; at fire and police departments; in broadcasting studios; at community centers and health organizations; in art galleries; and even with a historic river boat tour company. Seniors also may work on pre-approved projects on campus, or even in Episcopal’s administrative offices. “The great thing about Senior Seminar is the sheer breadth of experiences it offers the students. For some, it may provide a spark of inspiration or a bit of practical affirmation regarding a possible career choice; for others, it’s an opportunity to get out of their comfort zone and do something a little bit different. Adjusting to an alien work environment with different norms and expectations is a great experience for them, and many gain confidence from being placed in positions of ‘real world’ responsibility,” said EHS faculty member Peter Goodnow, who oversees the Senior Seminar Program. “On the lighter (but still important) side, they learn some invaluable life lessons, e.g. – commuting can be a hassle, lunch isn’t cheap, and an eight-hour day can be pretty tiring!”
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Students’ senior seminar experiences have had a lasting impact on their lives and future careers. Here, alumni share the stories of their seminars.
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Eliza Hopper ’06 (second from right) spent her senior seminar playing a jester in children’s productions by the Folger Shakespeare Library. “My future employer asked me: ‘How would you feel about dressing up in a jester costume?’ Needless to say, I knew I was going to have a great internship experience.”
For the Love of Shakespeare ELIZA HOPPER ’06 SENIOR SEMINAR: THE FOLGER SHAKESPEARE LIBRARY
Eliza Hopper ’06 developed her love for Shakespeare at an early age; she read her first play, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” in sixth grade. At EHS, she studied Shakespeare with English teacher Whit Morgan and deepened her interest in the subject. Morgan supported her decision to intern at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., and Hopper remembers her interview vividly – it was Valentine’s Day, she’d just scored a 98 on the senior Shakespeare exam, and her interviewer said something that told her she had come to the right place. “My future employer asked me: ‘How would you feel about dressing up in a jester costume?’ Needless to say, I knew I was going to have a great internship experience,” Hopper remembered. Hopper worked in the Folger’s education department, playing a jester named Feste (after the fool in “Twelfth Night”) in the productions the Folger put on for local primary schools. “My ‘secret’ job was to make sure the children did not fall off the stage or get hurt – but to them, I was the silly fool tumbling about and sassing the queen,” Hopper said. “I remember coming back for seated dinner one Monday with red circles on my cheeks where I could not scrub off the face paint entirely.” Another part of her job included traveling to inner city schools and helping the Folger’s director of school programs teach afterschool theater camps. Hopper enjoyed the opportunity to work first-hand with the children.
She returned to intern at the Folger last summer, as the library was hosting the Teaching Shakespeare Institute. The program hosts 25 teachers to study four plays in depth, offering lectures, seminars, and acting classes taught by university professors and former institute participants. The Folger has already invited Hopper back for the 2010 session, after she graduates from college. She said that her time at the Folger influenced her course of study – she is a double-major in history and art history at University of Virginia, with a minor in medieval studies. Hopper also said that, as a result of her internships at the institution, she is now considering becoming a teacher. “Senior Seminar takes you out of the EHS comfort zone and into ‘real world’ situations, complete with early morning commutes and staff meetings. It really promotes a feeling of independence – it shows that the School believes that you have reached the level of maturity in which you can ‘make it on your own,’ in a sense.”
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Jesse Davidson ’04 spent his senior seminar at Inova Alexandria Hospital, shadowing surgeons in the operating room. He will enter medical school this fall.
Interning on the Cutting Edge JESSE DAVIDSON ’04 SENIOR SEMINAR: INOVA ALEXANDRIA HOSPITAL
Jesse Davidson ’04 started his Senior Seminar with an unforgettable experience. “The first day of the seminar, I walked into the Inova Alexandria Hospital and suited up to observe cardiac bypass surgery. I walked in to see a completely open chest, ribs separated, the heart beating,” Davidson remembered. “While that was already enough, I remember standing over the table when the surgeon placed the patient ‘on pump,’ or on a heart-and-lung machine; he then stopped the heart completely. I had a hard time understanding how the heart could be stopped with such ease. The heart was then restarted after the operation was over, like flipping a switch off and back on. It was amazing.”
may end up hurting them worse; it made me realize that medical care is rarely perfect,” Davidson said. His seminar also showed him that he wants to be a doctor. He’s currently weighing his options, deciding which medical school and specialty are the best fit, although surgery still tops his list. “I know that getting out of the classroom for a month at the end of high school gives invaluable perspective when entering college. Interning in different sectors, ranging from Capitol Hill to music venues, gives students the opportunity to start thinking about how they can frame their specific interests towards a career. There are many creative ways to take an interest farther, and a seminar could help a student understand that.”
Davidson spent his seminar shadowing surgeons at Inova Alexandria Hospital in Alexandria, Va. He would follow the doctors through their days, getting a feel for the “hours and rigors of being a doctor.” While Davidson was not able to assist the doctors in administering care, he frequently observed surgeries, “standing over an opened chest or abdominal cavity, absorbing everything [he] could while the surgeons explained their procedures.” He said that he enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere of the operating room, and the balance of appreciating colleagues’ company while performing complex procedures. Davidson learned that the challenge in surgery is adapting these intricate procedures to individual patients. “While I enjoyed observing surgeries, it made me think really hard about the reality of doing such invasive work on patients, when it Photo courtesy of Inova Alexandria Hospital
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Clarissa Chenoweth ’04 interned in the office of then-Sen. Joe Biden, now vice president of the United States.“Giving tours of the Capitol was my favorite part. I learned so much about the Capitol’s history and all of the people in it.”
A Backstage Pass to the Capitol CLARISSA CHENOWETH ’04 SENIOR SEMINAR: THE OFFICE OF SENATOR JOE BIDEN
Clarissa Chenoweth ’04 had always been interested in politics, and when it came time to choose a seminar location her government teacher, former EHS faculty member Mike McGowan, encouraged his students to consider positions in the political arena. One of Chenoweth’s family friends was an advisor to then-Sen. Joe Biden, and she was able to secure a position with the senator’s office. While Chenoweth did a lot of office work – photocopying, answering phones, sorting mail – she also gave tours of the Capitol for the Senator’s constituents. “Giving tours of the Capitol was my favorite part. I learned so much about the Capitol’s history and all of the people in it,” Chenoweth said. “Giving tours gave me a backstage pass to the Capitol. I flashed my credentials and walked right into the Senate Gallery. Watching live what thousands of Americans are watching on C-SPAN is an experience I will never forget. I had a sincere feeling of pride as well as patriotism being around all of those great people.” Chenoweth said that she learned a lot about the U.S. government, and specifically how many people it takes for it to run smoothly. She also was able to work directly for the Senator, who is now the vice president of the United States.
“I would bring [Sen. Biden] his newspapers in the morning or run errands for him. He always asked me how my day was going. It shocked me that such an important man seemed genuinely interested in my day. He is a genuine person and very conscientious,” Chenoweth said. Her experience on Capitol Hill continues to influence her life. During college, Chenoweth worked for Sen. Thomas Carper of Delaware and later interned with Delaware’s attorney general, Joseph R. Biden III, son of Vice President Biden. While at Attorney General Biden’s office, Chenoweth assisted an attorney working on a highprofile murder case and even went to court, an experience she found “unforgettable” and that inspired her to apply to law school. “At Episcopal, we are both fortunate in and limited by the fact that we interact with the same people. We are able to get to know our classmates so well, but our interaction with people outside of EHS is limited. Senior Seminar allows students to network and make connections with influential people, people that have made things happen in our world. Whether you are working on Capitol Hill or in a boutique in Old Town, you are meeting people who value themselves and their careers. They are motivated, and it is definitely contagious.”
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Caldwell Clarke ’97 discovered his life’s calling while interning with the Alexandria Fire Department. Today he is an emergency services technician with the Fairfax County Fire Department.
Finding a Way to Help Others CALDWELL CLARKE ’97 SENIOR SEMINAR: ALEXANDRIA FIRE DEPARTMENT
Caldwell Clarke ’97 chose to intern with the Alexandria Fire Department because he thought it would be more interesting than an office job. What he didn’t realize was that it would become his career. “They really put me through it. It was all new to me, so it was all very exciting. It was nice going back to campus, and hearing people say ‘Oh, I stapled papers for eight hours,’” Clarke said. While several seniors have interned with the fire department since 1997, Clarke was the first Episcopal student to work there. He rode with the rescue squad, which employed heavy extrication tools (i.e. “the jaws of life”). He trained next to the professionals, even responding to a house fire with the unit.
“I don’t want anything bad to happen to anybody, but if it’s going to happen, I want to be working when it does,” Clarke said. “It’s nice being the person who can go in and help someone in their time of need.” He became a certified emergency medical technician after graduation, and today he is an emergency services technician with the Fairfax County Fire Department, a certified paramedic and fire fighter. “Senior seminar gives you insight into what you might want to do. It might help you figure out what you want to do; it might help you figure out what you don’t want to do. Those [firefighters] were good guys who showed what you can do with the job, so they were role models to live up to.”
“There was a call [near Episcopal] and the Alexandria, Arlington, and Bailey’s Crossroads departments all met there. They still joke about the 17-year-old kid running up and telling the guy from Arlington to hook up his hose!” Clarke said. After his junior year of college, Clarke worked with Kill Devil Hills Ocean Rescue in Nags Head, N.C. As a senior, he volunteered for the fire department and rescue squad in Farmville, Va., where he was a student at Hampden-Sydney College. While in college, Clarke saw a car accident happen right in front of him on a country road, and he was able to help. That’s when he knew he was in the right business.
During his seminar, Clarke rode with the rescue squad and even helped respond to a house fire near EHS.
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Robert Carter sent in a fascinating article about a collection of documents that he and his wife, Barbara, donated to the Catalina Island Museum. Robert grew up at The High School while his father, Francis Carter, taught history for 40 years. After EHS, he went to Davidson and was called to active duty in the Army in 1942. He served on Catalina Island assigned to a top-secret mission called the Napko Project for the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), which was the predecessor of the CIA. The project involved training Korean-born agents, who would enter the country clandestinely and establish an intelligence network. The project was abandoned after the Japanese surrender. The Carters’ collection includes original OSS correspondence, copies of declassified papers from the Napko Project, and personal photographs.
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We who voted for Sen. John McCain ’54 for president naturally were disappointed in the results. He is to be congratulated on being a gentleman throughout the entire campaign, taking the high road and never being mean spirited nor degrading his opponents in the Republican primary and presidential races. His concession speech was most generous. There are those who thought that if he had been more forceful during the debates and out on the stump, the outcome would have been closer. However, with the disastrous state of the economy, it’s difficult to believe that any Republican could have been elected. This ink-stained wretch who hunts and pecks on a carbon-ribboned manual typewriter still believes that the 1947 championship football squad is the greatest all-around team in the history of The High School. They played both offense and defense and didn’t wear face masks, protective gloves, or other paraphernalia. The following played for college Division 1-A teams: EHS Athletic Hall of Fame member Rufus Barkley, who set passing records at the University of Virginia; 1947 team captain and Hall of Famer Tommy Birge, who led Virginia Military Institute’s 1950 team to a 14-13 upset over heavily favored Georgia Tech; Phil Duckett, a pile-driver runner for Navy; Weir Goodwin, who switched from end to guard and captained VMI’s 1951 team; 1947 alternate captain Miles Gregory, a strong lineman for the University of North Carolina; Chris Holland, pint-sized explosive back for VMI; and Dalt Ruffin, forward-wall stalwart for UNC. Can any other Episcopal team make this claim? The 1947 squad, at last, will be honored by the School at a fall ceremony during the Woodberry weekend. Jason Eckford, a speedy back on the 1947 Maroon Machine, and Eddie Leake ’47 were two Marine lieutenants who fought
Eddie Leake ’47 on a visit to the White House. Left to right: Eddie Leake ’47, Laura Bush, then-President George W. Bush, and Dr. Kenneth Wallenborn.
Super spouses at the Class of ’48’s 60th Reunion: Mrs. Chris “Sugar” Holland (left) and Mrs. Tommy “Sally” Birge.
in Korea and were invited by the South Korean government to be its guests and partake in the 55th observation of the truce with North Korea. Jason, who’s had hip and knee replacements, got around well with Eddie’s help. This trip sort of made up for the one Eddie hoped to take to D.C. to sleep in the Lincoln Bedroom if his double-fifth cousin, John McCain ’54, had occupied the White House. Earlier, Eddie and Kenneth Wallenborn, president of the Thomas Jefferson Heritage Society, met with then-President and Mrs. Bush at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. on the occasion of Jefferson’s 265th birthday (see photo). Genealogist and historian Leake says that Dr. Wallenborn is a descendant of Chatham Roberdau Wheat, who was in the
1839 first entering class of The High School and graduated in 1842. Mr. Wheat rose to become a Confederate general in the War Between the States and was killed in action at the battle of Gaines Mill in 1862. Leake further says that Dr. Wallenborn is the uncle of Robert Wallenborn ’84. From other classes: Three generations of Clarksons, all alive and well, have graduated from The High School. Our Jack did, of course, in ’48; Jack and wife Kirk’s son, Palmer Clarkson, in 1975; and their grandson, Tucker Clarkson in 2008. After the Class of ’48’s 60th Reunion, Palmer took Jack and Kirk for a cruise on his yacht to the South Bahamas.
About the time Army’s gridiron greats “Doc” Blanchard and Glenn Davis were making headlines, the EHS Cake Team had its “Mr. Inside” and “Mr. Outside” in the form of Eddie Meade ’43 and Dabney “Stump” Craighill ’44. The year Eddie captained the Cakes, Tommy Schneider ’43 was the star defensive end. Eddie notes that the team was undefeated, untied, and limited the opponents to two points on a safety. Eddie, a retired investment broker, lives with his wife, Lucy, in Richmond, and they are the parents of two daughters. Eddie’s brother, our Frank Meade, has three children, who were mentioned in the fall column. However, not enough was said about Frank’s vivacious daughter, Allison. Not only is she a highly productive lawyer in High Point, N.C., but she is better looking than actress Angie Harmon, who was featured on TV’s “Law and Order.” John Grant ’45, who made it from the 130-pound team to win a varsity football letter for Coach Bus Male, was a 1944 gridiron teammate of Lester Kinsolving ’45, who also played a good game. John recalls Lester entered the University of Pennsylvania after graduation and went out for football. The first player he ran up against was the Quakers’ hard-nosed All-American and later All-Pro Hall of Famer Chuck Bednerik. Lester stood his ground, but what a way for a walk-on to start practice. Bill Parker ’45 tells this one on Lester: While finishing walking off 100 demerits around the then EHS circle, he tossed a rock in celebration. Unfortunately, the rock broke a window, Bill says, and Lester was given another 100. Shortly after this column had been turned in, Chris Holland called with the sad news that Tommy Birge had died on Jan. 29, following a long battle with heart and lung problems. For our generation, Tommy was Episcopal’s finest football player, an outstanding track man, and one
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of the most admired classmates we’ve ever known. At Virginia Military Institute, he roomed all four years with Chris and Weir Goodwin. Upon graduation from VMI, he joined the U.S. Army Air Force, became a fighter pilot, and flew F-105 fighter bombers. He was awarded the Silver Star, three Distinguished Flying Crosses, and 10 Air Medals for combat missions in Vietnam. And, Ralph Williams ’50, a starter at end on Tommy’s 1947 team, reminds me that Tommy was the first inductee into Episcopal’s Athletic Hall of Fame. World War II was ending when Tommy entered Episcopal in 1945, and as Weir Goodwin, reached in Houston, said, it was a stroke of luck that so many good football players had come together. It was the rejuvenation of Maroon football. As a 15-year-old, Tommy stood out as an end and leader and was elected alternate captain for the next year. In the spring, Tommy worked well with the weights. For the 1946 football team, he was shifted to the backfield, was the leading runner and scorer, and scored Episcopal’s only points in the team’s sole season-ending loss to Woodberry. As captain and fullback of the championship 1947 squad, he scored an astonishing 125 points. In track the following spring, he broke the School’s shot put record, set a new mark in the discus throw in practice, and came near breaking the broad jump record. He was kind and respectful to everyone he encountered from the Headmaster on down to the youngest student. Little wonder that he was the most popular member of the student body. Weir Goodwin recalled that Tommy was the most unassuming and natural athlete he had ever seen and felt he had lost a brother when informed of Tommy’s death. Tommy, Weir, and Chris were as close as friends can be. Tommy was best man when Chris married Sugar, and Weir agonized when he knew what Tommy was suffering
from, because his wife, Phyllis, had died of similar conditions. Rick Wilcox from the Development Office at EHS shared a nice story about Tommy. Jan Holt, his stepdaughter-in-law, reported that as Tommy lay in his hospital bed, a story came on the television news about Tim Hightower ’04 playing in the Super Bowl. Ms. Holt said that he immediately perked up and became conscious to see the story about Tim and EHS football. She commented that it was one of his last lucid moments, and it was comforting to his family. Although gravely ill in the hospital, Tommy wanted to return to his Fairfax, Va., home, and his doctors let him. He died peacefully surrounded by his family and loving wife Sally, who rarely left his side while he was hospitalized. Nearby was Doug Mackall ’49, who had become a real pal and the two had shared happy times. Tommy will be buried with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery on May 6. The EHS Class of 1948 salutes with honor and respect the life of Col. Thomas Worthington Cooke Birge.
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and Gish Anderson 109 Oak Hill Lane New Bern, NC 28562 (H) 252-635-6562 email@example.com Energy! Enthusiasm! How much they contribute to enjoying life. So let me begin with news from one of our classmates, Jim McNeely, who is just full of energy and enthusiasm. Jim writes that he is moving his architectural firm from 66 Beacon St., with a view of the Boston Common and Public Garden, to the fourth floor of his second wife Bobby’s house at 26 West Cedar St., where he’ll have a charming view over rooftops to the steeples of the Charles Street Meeting House, the Church of the Advent, and the Back Bay. (Jim and Bobby were both widowed.) Jim’s firm is celebrating its 35th year with a splendid record of renovation and creative, compatible new construction. Ninety percent of this work has been on Beacon Hill or in the Back Bay. It has ranged from 200 19th century homes – 10 of them facing historic Louisburg Square – to an underground basketball court for Suffolk University, the first purpose-built condominiums in Boston, and the Beacon Hill 7-Eleven. Nor is Jim slowing down. He writes, “I expect to continue working for many more years…” It is not surprising, therefore, to learn that Jim has recently completed the United States Green Building Council’s certificate program, which The New York Times describes as “…the undisputed calling card of environmental bragging rights.” Nor is Bobby, Jim’s wife, a latecomer to historic preservation and environmental conservation. She wrote “Beacon Hill: A Living Portrait” in 1992. It is now available in a new edition.
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Equally impressive is the fact that Bobby, her late husband, and their four children spent summers on a barrier beach with no electricity or running water. Now, Bobby grows many of their fruits and vegetables in the gardens at their Maine summer home. I believe another of our classmates, Don Scott, and his wife, Carol, used to summer on a barrier island near their Cape Cod home in South Chatham. Or maybe it was just Carol and their children. Interesting, eh? Mentioning Don, I just got an e-mail that he and Carol are planning a warm weather trip to Panama in March. He does not mention birding there, but, knowing what enthusiastic birders they are, I would not be surprised to learn they are going after some rare species to add to their life lists. Now I must relate some sad news that I know many of you have already heard. I was happy to get an unexpected call from Bill Russell late in January, but I was not happy to learn that Bill was calling to report the death on Jan. 24 of his close friend and our classmate, Andre Farish, at his home in Natchez, Miss. Bill said during the call, “The trees in our forest are beginning to fall, John.” The loss of John Day Seely of Naples, Fla., on March 11, 2008 – reported in the fall 2008 EHS Magazine – and Freddie Bocock on Nov. 23, 2008, at his home in Richmond, echoed the truth of Bill’s words.
Although Andre attended The High School for five years and Bill for only two, it was their friendship which influenced Bill’s decision to attend the University of Texas with Andre. Both played on our varsity football team. Andre was especially proud of having been a member of the great ’47 squad. He was just a “…friendly, fun guy,” Bill remembered. They stayed in touch throughout Andre’s life, although Bill settled in California and Andre remained in the deep South. It was Andre’s daughter, Melissa, who called Bill to tell him of Andre’s death. He had been in poor health and died of pneumonia at a Natchez hospital. John Day Seely was successful in a variety of endeavors during his four years at The High School including his classes, his service as a Monitor, and his special interests in dramatics and the rifle team. He attended the University of North Carolina, where he was a member of St. Anthony fraternity, and graduated from the Cornell School of Hotel Management. In his professional career, John was a hotel manager, real estate broker, stockbroker, property manager, and financial planner. He was also a past commander of the Hilton Head Power and Sailing Squadron. In 2001, I reported that he was living in Bluffton, S.C., but had become very enthusiastic about motor home travel. So enthusiastic that he and his wife had joined a similarly inclined group that spent two months touring Australia and New Zealand. I was very sorry to learn of John’s death this past March. He was living in Naples, Fla., at the time and I would bet he had plans for future travels. Freddie Bocock’s death in November leaves a gap in our class, which I know we all feel. His daughter, Natalie, best described her father’s special personal quality when she said that he “had a warmth about him which drew people to him.” The outpouring of appreciation
for Freddie’s life was remarkable, especially because of the quiet and unassuming way in which he lived. He was born, lived, and died in Richmond, and spokespersons for the many community foundations and causes which he supported described him as a “community jewel, a community gem,” and “a steward of a legacy of caring.” I thought the message we all received from The High School, which described Freddie as “… a cherished member of the Episcopal community ….” was right on the mark. The University of Virginia sent the same message in it own distinct way, when those attending Freddie’s burial service found a wreath of black magnolias in the shape of a “7” placed at the graveside, revealing that he had been a member of the Seven Society, the most secretive of the University’s secret societies. (Wikipedia has more information about this society.) How fitting for someone who never sought recognition for his good works. It may be of special interest to Episcopal classmates that the final hymn at Freddie’s funeral was “On Our Way Rejoicing,” the hymn that we always sang at the last Sunday church service before leaving for the holidays. It was special to me that we always changed the line “…as we forward move” to “…as we homeward move.” I sang it that way at Freddie’s service with much confidence that Freddie has laid up his treasures in heaven. (Matthew 6:19)
Walter Reed (H) 707-448-3347 firstname.lastname@example.org Here in California the rains came late and too little, which means we will be rationing water in the near future. Of course there are other, more immediate issues facing us all, regardless of our location and station in life – the economy that continues its decline and, for our age group, health. Most of you are bearing up well and it has been a
privilege to renew our acquaintance this past week. Here’s what I heard from those I managed to contact: Harry Arnold – Harry tells me he is in good shape and still working in real estate, but wisely maintaining rentals and other aspects that are immune to the sales aspect. He rarely leaves his home area in Monroe, Ga., and I forgot to ask him if he still plays the piano. Bill Blake –I had a great talk with Bill, who sounds full of health and ready for the next challenge. He is proud as punch over his granddaughter, Annabel Rose ’07, being selected as a queen for Crew Contraband at the upcoming Mardi Gras celebration. She is an EHS grad like so many of the Blake clan and many will be gathering to see her coronation. Also, Bill and Kay will be off on another of their world tours soon, this time Dubai (checking out the desert snow ski-jump?) followed by South Africa. He also plans a get-together with his two brothers, Jim and Henry, to celebrate their all being in their 70s, clearly the results of regular colonoscopies. Bill promised to send me a picture or two after returning home and I will send them on to The High School for you all to see. Thanks for the call and the pictures, Bill. Bill Calvert – It was great talking to my former roomie and his Marion again. They have moved to a smaller place in The Woodlands near Houston and simply love the new home. They visited Hawaii after their move and have done some other traveling to boot. Also, they are very proud to have had two grandsons on the EHS undefeated soccer team, which brought such fame to The High School. Their granddaughter, Brittany, is also a real athlete in soccer, basketball, and other areas, just to keep the boys humble. Both are in good shape, though Bill has had some vision problems, which are being addressed by some very fine doctors. They will soon be joining Bill’s brother, Sam ’47, for some
skiing (probably just watching this time). Our very best to you all. Bob Fishburn – Bob is leading “a perfectly normal life” in his words, though he admits to amounts of “piss and vinegar” from time to time. When all that gets too much, they run down to their cottage by the sea in South Carolina and everything returns to the normal he prefers. His last Mexican vacation was fraught with bureaucratic roadblocks, and he has crossed that country off his must-see list. It was such a pleasure for me to chat with one of my favorite classmates – can’t wait to do it again. Babby Hand – We had a brief chat, and he was understandably unhappy with the weather around Pelham, which is very cold with ice everywhere. He admits to having enjoyed this year’s Georgia Tech football and looks forward to his grandsons’ occasional visits. Pegram Harrison – Pegram sounds just fine and is recovering well from a recent angina. He and Bob Fishburn got together recently, and he advised me that, per Julian Bonds, he finds that music is a greater consolation than reading. Considering the content of today’s media, I’m inclined to agree with him. Jim Hickson – I made several unsuccessful attempts to contact Jim until, by reviewing my notes on our last call, I realized that he was in Whistler, Canada, skiing with his friends from the West Florida Ski Club. Hope he returns home in one piece. Fred Hutchins – Fred is in good spirits and still working at his local hospice. He has a little place up in the mountains of North Carolina for getaways and still remembers with great pleasure the ’02 Rhine cruise with Charlie Merriman, Bill Calvert, Bill Blake, Norris Broyles ’48, and others. We agreed that it would be fun to do it again, if we could round up a few more families from The High School.
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Jim Kirchhoffer – Jim called me to confirm that he is still living in Novato, Calif., and has recovered from a pulmonary embolism, thank God. The handicapped young man he has mentored for some time is currently working on a Ph.D. in pure math! What an achievement and what an honor for Jim. We agreed to “do lunch” one of these days as Novato is a little over an hour from here. I guess it will also be a “ ’51 miniReunion” too since we are the only two living on the West Coast. Otto Lowe – It was a real pleasure to hear from Otto. He has recently retired from U.S. Trust, and he and Pat are comfortably living near Jersey City. One of their many interests is ballroom dancing, which endears them to my Loli. We also share another link in that his son, Mike, and daughterin-law both served with the Peace Corps in Liberia, Africa. They are back now but maybe someday we can get them together with our daughter, Patricia, and her Paul to swap stories about being ex-pats and dealing with third world governments. Nigel MacEwan – Nigel recently dined with Pegram, Fishburn, and others somewhere in the Hudson Valley (wish I’d been a fly on the wall there). They chatted amiably about their colonoscopies and how important it is to repeat them every five years (everyone listening?), and he will soon be heading south to their retreat in Boca Grande. Bobbie Page – I caught Bob having drinks with his brother at the old family homestead and it was such a pleasure to chat again. He had just returned from Texas, where he bagged his share of quail. He reports having seen Dave Maybank ’50 and others since we talked last. I am reminded just how far we are from Virginia and how much I would enjoy another visit to scenes of so many happy memories.
Hardy Patten – I had a nice long talk with Hardy, who filled me in on the School’s extraordinary soccer team as well as Julian Robertson’s appearance on CNBC. We reminisced about the D.C. area, where he grew up, military bases where we both had served, and his many friendships at St. Albans (where he attended lower school grades). Despite quite an array of medical problems in the past, Hardy is in good shape now and he attributes that to good diet and exercise at the gym three times per week. He also reminded me of the importance of the colonoscopy, but I had him there. Syd Shuford – Syd is now retired but still a C & E Christian. (What is that I asked? Christmas and Easter, he replied). We chatted a bit until his Sheila asked if he was talking to a magazine salesman. Like most of us, Syd has his share of medical problems but he sounds pretty good. Well done, old man. Bill Whitefield ’50 – Bill is still living in Zephyrhills, Fla., preaching from time to time and keeping me informed on all things happening at VMI, where we both discovered a “real” Rat System back in 1951. He reports that, like most of the rest of us, he is dealing with “fear, frustration, and finance.” He recently came down with a severe case of blood poisoning and was on his back in the hospital for 16 days! He also reminded me that that we no longer go to the barber for medical issues, so get a colonoscopy done every five years! I’m beginning to suspect that many of you are ganging up on me. And as for us Reeds, my Loli has just begun her pain-management program and the new medications are helping a great deal. I just visited the eye surgeon and will soon have cataract surgery, which I’m told (by my Loli no less) is quick and easy and absolutely marvelous. Many of you probably know that already.
Once again I was unable to reach many others, but I will persist in the weeks and months to come as it brings me such pleasure hear your voices. God bless you all, Walt.
Fred Cleveland (H) 817-870-2087 FredClev@sbcglobal.net Harte Crow sent in this report: “Ann and I are still plugging along here in the north woods. I still work a couple of days a week at Dartmouth, where I’ve been on the medical faculty for over 30 years. People say that I’m the oldest practicing radiologist in New Hampshire or Vermont – that can’t be true, can it? After all, we’re not that old. “What else do Ann and I do: some volunteer stuff, garden, hike, ski, travel a bit, and tend grandchildren. We still spend two or three weeks in the Adirondacks each summer, where we’ve gone for the past 50 years. In the next year or so we plan to move into a local retirement community (Kendal at Hanover), which will be our final stop. “At our 50th Reunion at EHS, Ann and I discovered Carole and Bob Morgan; and from that get-together developed a nice friendship, born in large measure of mutual interests, especially music. In 2007, Bob and Carole retired from their faculty positions in music at Yale and moved into a lovely retirement community in Bryn Mawr, Pa., where they joined Jeanne Cortner, Bob’s sister. Their move has made it somewhat less convenient for us to get together in Boston for symphony concerts, as has been our custom; but they still make the trip and join us there a couple of times each season. Our visits are always lively and fun, and there’s nothing quite as enlightening as going to a serious concert with someone who knows what’s really going on.
“Even here in New England we run into other High School alums. Because Charlie Cook and I were classmates at Yale and had sons there at the same time, we’ve seen Charlie and Mary from time to time in New Haven. And Charlie continues to be a dutiful fund raiser for EHS, so we talk on the phone once a year or so. Ann and I also see Diane and Marvin Cox ’53 not infrequently. Marvin has retired from his position as professor of French history at the University of Connecticut, but they continue to live in Chaplin, Conn., which is not terribly far from Hanover, N.H. Both are active in Democratic politics, and their views added considerably to our understanding of the election campaign in 2008. “If anybody happens through northern New England, for instance to see a grandchild at Dartmouth, remember we’re here in Hanover and have plenty of unoccupied room. We’d like to see you. Just call. We’re in the local phone book.”
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of being a fourth cousin to Temple Grassi (WFS ’65 and father of Helen ’03).
Bill Saunders (H) 757-596-5436 (O) 757-727-8181 firstname.lastname@example.org and Nelson Durden (H) 757-723-1492 (O) 757-727-6147 email@example.com Tom Lawson reports: “I’ve written a book, ‘Carl Jung, Darwin of the Mind,’ published by Karnac Books of London. It is available through online booksellers and some bookstores. I left the practice of law in 1992 and have spent the time since painting and writing. The book is the outgrowth of an interest I have long held in mythology and psychology and the connection between them.” For more information, check out Tom’s Web site: www.ttlawson.com.
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Peggy and Jim Stallworth ’63 and Jeremy Taylor ’63 enjoyed a visit with former EHS faculty member Jack Ordeman and his wife, Mary. The visit included clay-pigeon shooting. Left to right: Mary and Jack Ordeman, Jeremy Taylor ’63, and Jim Stallworth ’63.
John Winfield is still practicing medicine and riding his Harley.
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Melissa and Jim Morgan and their son, Theo, visited John Joyner at his ranch in Atascadero, Calif. John’s sister-in-law had brought her wolf, which was in a back pen. His wife was in Florida with their daughter and new granddaughter.
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Picking up where we left off a year ago, the announcement of a newly created Gwathmey Prize for Excellence in Class Notes Hyperbole has had at least one salutary outcome – Richard B. Gwathmey, Jr. has broken cyber silence and debuted on the EHS ’65 e-mail circuit. Richard, who upon graduation went to U.Va., where he was the rabble-rousing editor of The Cavalier Daily and then stayed on in Charlottesville to earn a law degree, is the Philadelphia area director of FOCUS, a Christian mission targeting high school students in Northeast and Middle Atlantic states. Among the nuggets of news in Richard’s e-mails was the admission that he suffers from the unfortunate genealogical affliction
Upon learning that Richard and Temple are swimming in the same gene pool, Jack Glenn joined the e-mail discussion, confessing that he and Richard are apparently fifth cousins. Exhibiting his good Old Dominion upbringing, Jack politely extended his sincere condolences to Richard for his family connections (although he didn’t specify whether the proffered sympathy was being tendered for the Grassi or Glenn relations). And, wrote Jack, if Richard found the existence of a class cousin intolerable, Jack volunteered to be expelled from our ranks and join the Class of ’66. (This is hardly a selfless proposal, however, for it’s widely known that the Class of ’66 has much better parties than does ’65, the standard having been set years ago on graduation night in June ’66 on the first floor of Dalrymple Hall.) Meanwhile, monitoring all the online chatter about Gwathmey’s tangled family ties, Bill “The Chief ” Raney logged in with the news that many years ago he and Richard had both been involved with the same not-for-profit when Richard lived in North Carolina (which, on the face of it, would seem to be grounds for a conspiracy investigation by the state attorney general). “I was on the board, and Richard served as the part-time executive director for a short time,” wrote Bill. “That technically meant that I was Richard’s boss, but everybody who knows Richard would understand who was always in charge.” Bill proudly reports that his daughter, Whitley ’09, will be graduating from The High School this June. “She is a far better student and athlete than I ever was,” says Bill, who has returned to the Hill often recently. “My several trips to EHS over the past
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by taking their family to Europe on the Queen Mary. They spent several days in London, reports Jamie glumly, “reacquainting ourselves with the economic concept of unfavorable currency exchange rates.” They wound up their grand tour with a barge trip through Burgundy, an excursion which Jamie described with the curious adjective of “energized” – giving reason to suspect that the Tottens arrived back in the U.S. with Franco-American relations at a new low.
two years have left me in awe of the campus, the faculty, and the students. I may be a little biased about opening the gates to the fairer sex, but it sure seems that things are much ‘nicer than they were in the mid ’60s.” The Chief, whose family traded much wampum so he could earn a law degree and who is now a partner at Wessell & Raney, L.L.P. in Wilmington, N.C., reported that last year he ran into Bill Cocke, who also earns his living by lawyering in the Tar Heel courts. “Cocke is living the life of leisure in the Linville/Grandfather Mountain area, where his law practice shuts down one day a week for golf,” writes Bill, adding wistfully, “I can’t figure out how to make that work at my practice.” While Gwathmey, Glenn, and Grassi were trying to untangle their family ties in the relative privacy of our class e-mail list-serv, Jack Bowman bobbed to the surface out in the mainstream of the Internet on ClassMates.com. According to his online bio, Jack punched the time clock at the family telecom business for the last time a couple of years ago and settled into a relaxing retirement. However, his wife, Vicki, quickly demonstrated how much she enjoyed having him around their Hickory, N.C., home by finding him a part-time job at the local Catawba Science Center. “Jolt’in Jack” (the nom de guerre given him by Jim Seidule after he set the EHS unassisted tackling record as middle linebacker) now works at the science center full time and is wondering whatever happened to his carefully planned retirement. Sounds like Jack married above himself. John Lambert has also registered on ClassMates.com but is keeping his e-mail address and life since EHS a mystery. Richard H. “Mole” Lee and Dr. Jimmy Sullivan were together at a Sewanee reunion in January,
Mole Lee ’65 with a brook trout he caught on a fishing trip in Labrador.
both coming away with acutely different impressions of each other’s metamorphoses since their college days together. Jim reported that Mole “ain’t changed a bit,” while Mole observed that “Sullivan has changed completely. There is a Zen-like equanimity to him now. He is serene, unopinionated, and deferential to all around him. It is a remarkable transformation.” (That certainly is not the cheerfully combative persona Dr. Jimmy portrays on his almost weekly e-mail blasts opining on topics such as universal health care and third-party payers – with several icons commonly used for target practice by both sides in the culture wars thrown in to keep the discussion lively.) Mole’s been traveling a lot lately. He’s been up in Labrador fishing – with some success – for brook trout (see photo) and about a year ago went to China for the anniversary of the founding of a hospital there by his grandfather. His observations of modern China are fascinating: “For whatever reason, I have felt a greater affinity for the Chinese people and their country than I do for, say, the French,” he writes. (Correspondent’s note: having spent two nights with Mole and his rowdy college buddies in Grenoble during our honeymoon, my wife, Susan, and I will vouchsafe that at
least one French café owner holds Mole in mutually low regard.) “I enjoy,” continues Mole regarding the Chinese, “being a foreigner in their presence and appreciate their good will toward Americans. (On more than one occasion, we were asked to pose in pictures with absolute strangers.) Though I find their government’s response to formal or organized domestic criticism reprehensible, it is certainly more open than it was even 10 years ago.” He has many more insights in his travel journal, which I’d be glad to e-mail to any who’d like a copy. If you’re planning a trip to China, it should be required reading (especially if you’re fussy about how you like donkey meat prepared). Jamie Totten reports that, like Sullivan, Mole is also the instigator of a political pot-boiler e-mail round-robin that includes several Old Boys, including Mole’s cousin Sam Kopper ’64. It seems that the two Massachusetts cousins have staked out opposite ends of the political spectrum and enjoy provoking each other in vigorous exchanges on issues of the day. (Family Thanksgiving dinners must be very interesting, if somewhat dangerous.) Last year Jamie and his wife, Jody, celebrated their 20th anniversary
Will Haltiwanger also has been traveling. He and his wife, Anna, did some sailing in the Aegean last September and then followed it with five days on Crete. They plan to bicycle across the U.S.A. this spring, leaving from California in March and arriving sometime in May in St. Augustine, where they hope to stop in on David Dowling. (That’s fair warning, David. You owe me big time!) For the sake of context regarding Clinton Laird’s participation in the ’65 cyber banter (below), it is probably helpful that your class correspondent explain that after living at various addresses in New York’s Capital District over the course of almost 36 years, Susan and I sold our home there last September and moved to a quiet rural community on the banks of the Connecticut River. Those familiar with our long-established domestic roots in the AlbanyTroy area were mystified by our sudden departure from New York’s Hudson Valley (which I have called home for more than six decades). Clint’s e-mail, written in the third person for submission to the ’65 class notes, reveals for the first time the motivation for our hasty retreat from New York: “Clint Laird reports his disappointment with Humphrey Tyler. Apparently, upon learning that Clint’s son would be attending Rensselear Polytechnic Institute
(RPI) in Troy, N.Y., in September ’08, HumpTy immediately moved his household to Connecticut from a very convenient (for Clint) few miles from RPI in the AlbanyTroy, N.Y., area. Clint has already spent too much money on lodging and food that was expected to be avoided by “mooching” off the Tylers. Also, Clint has another son at N.C. State with a perfect 4.0 (just like his dad) and two girls at home in local schools. Retirement seems unlikely in the foreseeable future. Any Old Boys traveling through Wilmington, Del., should call Duncan Patterson ’64 or Chris Patterson ’68 for food and lodging. “Also, Clint is conflicted that Tim Hightower ’04 scored the Cardinals’ go-ahead and winning touchdown against the Eagles, thus spoiling their improbable Super Bowl quest. He can’t help but wonder if only Tom Rhodes had been on the right corner to stop that run, then the Eagles might have prevailed.” Clint’s e-mail had barely flickered across the computer screens of his ’65 classmates, when the following class notes submission, also written in the third person, was delivered to their inboxes: “…and Ian Williams writes that there seems to be a common theme throughout Clint Laird’s report, specifically the sad truth that Tom Rhodes, weighing only 160 pounds, was the closest thing to a pro-caliber football player in our class, excepting, of course, Cabell Maddux, who, on the strength of his spectacular misdirection runs against Lawrenceville, received, first, a full football scholarship to the Sarah Lawrence Night Program, and then went on to play, in a manner of speaking, with the Pussy Cat Volunteers of the Las Vegas League for several seasons; or, possibly, Blackie Davis ’64, who really wasn’t in our class, but did play about 10 minutes at Dartmouth; or maybe even Rixey Todd, who, weighing
less than Rhodes, had wide-receiver speed, but was never able to live down the marching-banddrum-major label so slanderously placed on him by both college scouts and former classmates. It would be easy, of course, to add Temple Grassi, but he went to the wrong school, repeatedly, and must be disqualified. All that having been said, you all have my full authority to wager with Clint on Eagles games and to solicit Tim Hightower ’04 for your collection efforts.” Third-person class notes submissions are obviously trendy this spring. Just before the deadline for submission of the class notes copy, my screen was lit up with the following: “Tony Abbott writes that he continues to pull down a paycheck from a modest three-ball finance company in the hills of Connecticut, sometimes known as GE Capital. He spends much of his time practicing triage over an increasing pool of borrowers ‘temporarily embarrassed by a shortage of funds,’ with an occasional foray into a bit of radical surgery on the busted balance sheet of a customer with reasonable prospects for survivability. He would like to remind all and sundry that, if money is the lifeblood of commerce, then as the Red Cross will tell you, it remains in critically short supply. So please go out and buy something, as an act of patriotism and charity – you’ll feel better and your neighbors will thank you for it. He remains happily married to the delightful lady – Deborah – who said ‘yes’ to him some 38 years ago; she spends her time reading inkblots and such (and had the tact to gracefully ‘lose’ his own inkblots years ago, with nothing more than the enigmatic comment that they were ‘really interesting’). They have three children – a daughter in the newspaper trade in the Berkshires, daughter No. 2 in medical school in NYC, and a son crunching numbers and running
economic/investment scenarios for an outfit that’s also in NYC.” Tony lives in Guilford, a picturesque colonial New England village on Long Island Sound, but he plies his trade ruthlessly wringing blood out of deadbeat debtors at GE Capital further down I-95 in Stamford. A couple of miles further down the MTA’s New Haven Line is Greenwich, where Lee Browne continues to labor in the vineyards of venture capital seeking to plant the seeds of enterprises that will dominate America’s 21st century corporate landscape. Despite the recent economic turmoil, Lee says he’s enjoying the VC business “… as long as I don’t pick up a newspaper, log on to the Internet, listen to the radio, watch TV, or open monthly statements.” He says he sees John Townsend ’73, Harry Burn ’62, and Nat Gregory ’66 regularly in Greenwich and his neighbor in Florida is Landon Hilliard ’58. Lee has two daughters, ages 26 and 30, and is expecting to become a grandfather for the first time in April.
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Bill Gray reports, “After a wonderful 35-year career with the same company, I took early retirement to enjoy my passion for small-scale organic farming in western rural Maine. All Old Boys are welcome to visit!”
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Speaking of which, Mat Swift’s daughters have been doing their part to keep their father competitive in his race with David “The Phant” Patterson for the class prize of having the most grandchildren. Regular readers may recall that Mat was doing his end-zone touchdown dance as the reigning champ with a count of five grandkids until Phant announced last year that he and his wife, Mopsy, have put seven points on the grandchild scoreboard. But Team Swift is – in the immortal words of Syd Walden – “no front-runner, first-half wonder.” Mat reports the birth of No. 6 last year and the expected arrival of No. 7 late this summer, which will tie the score as we head into the contest’s thrilling final phase approaching our 45th Reunion in June 2010.
T. Lad Webb reports that he was appointed to the positions of member of the board of directors and vice president, compliance, for Zodiac US Corporation, the holding company for 14 U.S. business units of the Paris-based Zodiac Aerospace Group. Please plan to join us for Reunion Weekend at Episcopal June 5-6! It will be a great chance to reconnect with each other and the School. Check out the Class of ’69’s Reunion page on the EHS Web site.
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On Feb. 7, when these notes are being written in Charlottesville, we are finally emerging from Arctic-like temperatures to temperatures that are almost spring-like. Steve Roberts writes from Florida that it was chilly down there. He also notes that Ken Royall ’65, who taught many of us math our senior year, says that Steve’s calculations are still off and that Ken still has to do them for Steve. Steve, like most of us, was shocked by George Covington’s passing, noting how zestful and energetic George was (see obituary on p. 61). Walter Holt, from Chapel Hill, did not have any real news to share except his sadness at George’s passing. He noted that as a 10th rat, he was intimidated by George’s quick and piercing wit. Walter noted that George never bullied anyone with his wit; he simply used it to find humor in life. Walter thought then that George was cool and polished, sure of himself and disarmingly charming. Walter believes that George was a “character with character.” Lucien Burnett wrote from Florida that it was 75 degrees in Palm Beach, but sadly he was on his way back to New York. Lucien had recently seen Woody Coley ’73 before the UNC-U.Va. basketball game in Charlottesville. Like all of us, Lucien was sad to hear of George’s passing. Mark Gardner also was saddened to hear the news of George’s passing. Mark is still living on San Juan Island in the northwest corner of Washington State, site of the last armed conflict between the British and America. He still does a bit of consulting on sales
performance, but mostly is focused on his photography business, which continues to grow. Mark focuses primarily on portraits, weddings, some commercial work, and landscapes, and recently published his third book of images of the islands. The “how-to” book that Mark did with Art Wolfe is now out of print, and Mark and Art are working on a new one. The field changes so rapidly that they have to do a complete rewrite, which Mark notes is a good winter project. The San Juans are a very popular tourist destination, so if any classmates are traveling his way, the guest house is available. Walter DuPre in Atlanta was so sorry to hear about George and his thoughts and prayers have been for his family. Walter is happy to report that his younger child, Catherine, graduated from Davidson in June with a degree in religion, and, after a temporary stint promoting a bond referendum for the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, has just started working in the governmental affairs area for Charlotte-based Carolinas HealthCare System. Walter’s older daughter, Charlotte Marie, who graduated from Washington and Lee in 2006, is working in Atlanta for Jackson Spalding, a public relations firm. Walter’s wife, Charlotte, and he are still adjusting to life without children in the house. (Walter says that they’re slow learners.) Charlotte is working part-time for Veranda magazine and making pottery the rest of the time. Walter continues to toil in the investment management business and, the way things have gone lately, will be doing so for some time to come. Walter would welcome a visit with any old classmates who happen to be passing through Atlanta. Here in Charlottesville, Peter Vaden’s second grandchild was baptized a few weeks ago at St. Paul’s Ivy. Peter seems to be a very happy grandfather, but it makes me feel very old every time I realize that he is a grandfather.
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their two daughters, Waverly and Susannah, are in school at NYU. Pinkney just returned from Italy in the fall, where he was an art instructor in Florence.
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Pat Stewart is still the director of the Marian Centre, a stew kitchen in Edmonton, Alberta’s inner city. Recently, he held an art exhibit and sale at the center and over 400 people attended. Pat and other artists sold lots of paintings and proceeds exceeding $70,000 were donated to Canadian and international charities. Pat keeps plenty busy with a staff of 15, an average of 25 volunteers each day, and everyday life. He’ll be in North Carolina in October for his mom’s 80th birthday, joined there by his brother, Craig ’70, and a multitude of other family members and friends. I heard from Bobby Preston on Jan. 20, who reminisced about watching the inauguration of President Nixon in January 1969, our first year on the Hill. Apparently, the Preston household is still a “house divided.” Bobby’s wife, Sarah, traveled by bus to D.C. alone to witness the inauguration of President Obama while Bobby stayed home, despondent for his former EHS wrestler, John McCain ’54. Get over it, Bobby! Vincent Dobbs reports that he has stopped building homes in Atlanta, just in time (Phew! The Chin was always lucky!), and is forming another venture, hopefully legal. Vince is married and the proud father of three boys, aged 14, 13, and 9. I hope that he’s saving money for college and cars! P.S. Vince has some very strong opinions on the economy and Wall Street, which the censors would not allow for publication. Please contact Vince for the uncensored version. I saw Pinkney Herbert on Fifth Avenue last Veterans Day. Pinkney and his wife, Janice, are spending more time in New York now that
Scott Linder is still in central Florida at Babson Lake, happily married to Nancy for 25 years with two boys, Trace (22), who is at the University of Florida, and Nick (19), who is at Santa Fe College. Scotty and his boys have been avid fisherman and hunters for more than 15 years, and just finished filming a hunting show for Ducks Unlimited that will air this fall. Scott is the Florida area manager for Iron Planet, an Internet auction company funded by Kleiner Perkins, Caterpillar, Volvo, and Komatsu, which hopes to go public next year. Louis Prichard reports from Paris, Ky., that his son, Martin, a sophomore at Washington and Lee, where he is the place-kicker for the Generals, and his daughter, Lanier, continues her commitment for Teach for America in Opelousas, La. While Panda missed the Joe Shelor ’52 Award ceremony last May, he recently reminisced about Mr. Shelor’s kindness and inclusiveness for all students, including Louis, who played as the back-up goalie on the 1972 undefeated team, and who made Louie’s time at EHS very special to him. Charlie Bagley of Annapolis reports an ever-expanding family in the Chesapeake Bay area. Charlie and Donna’s oldest child, Benjamin Harlan Bagley, is engaged to be married to Amanda M. Rogers on Saturday, June 20, at Christ Church in St. Michaels, with a reception at Webley in Whitman, Md., the home of Eleanor B. Cadwalader, Ben’s grandmother. Ben is also the grandson and namesake of Benjamin R. Cadwalader ’40. Expected at the wedding are Bennett and Louis Prichard, and Charlie and Donna’s first grandchild, Isabelle Field Harries, who turned 1 year old on Jan. 30.
some humongous rainbow and brown trout (see photo).
Wayne Smith reports that he and a partner purchased the Thermo King dealerships in Springfield, Mo., and Tulsa, Okla., on Jan.1. Wayne serves as the CEO of the dealerships, which provide sales, service, and parts for transportation refrigeration and auxiliary power units for the trucking industry. Wayne’s two children, son Conner and daughter Keller, are a senior at the University of Arkansas and a freshman at Glendale High in Springfield, respectively. Cynthia and Jamie Coleman and their three boys are still in Atlanta, although almost “empty nesters.” Son Thomas is a junior at Auburn, Warren is a freshman at South Carolina, and Stuart is a senior at Lovett, where Billy Peebles ’73 is headmaster. Jamie reports that the Atlanta ’72 EHS alumni remain close, including Gene Hooff, Dal Burton, Bruce Faurot, Banky Hipp, Kirk McAlpin, Kevin Kelly ’74 and Eddie Newsome ’74. Charlie McKamy reports from East Hills in Pensacola, Fla., that he is roasting and tasting coffee, gardening, and staying involved with his church. Several times a year he visits his ancestral home, Everhope Plantation, in Greenville, Miss., to hunt and catch up with old friends like Peyton Prospere ’70.
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If you recall, Tench has been struggling for many years to make it as a venture capitalist in Palo Alto. The jury is still out on his business ability, but one thing is for sure: he has a lovely family and a young one, too. As far as I can tell, Tench spends most of his time coaching his sons’ (Tench (9) and Zeke (8)) athletic teams. I’m not exactly sure what he is qualified to coach, but who cares? If he volunteers, the job is his. His youngest, Isabelle, is 6 and is already riding horses with her mom, Simone. Boota deButts ’76 (left) and Al Rhyne ’76 celebrated the 50th birthday of their friend, Tench Coxe ’76, on a fly fishing trip to New Zealand.
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Okay everyone, just when you thought it was safe to be a member of the Legendary Class of 1976, I decided to re-take the mantle of class scribe from the esteemed Harry MacDougald. And, if there are any questions about pending libel suits against me, the statute of limitations has expired, and I can begin with a clean slate. So, hello, Class of 1976!
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sons and daughters whose fathers I overlapped with here. On the downside is that his “Judgeship” Larry VanMeter is one of them! For someone who is a sitting judge in the state of Kentucky, he sure spends a lot of time in Virginia. Thank goodness the VanMeter genes have been improved upon. We can thank Lucy for that! Larry’s middle son, Moe, otherwise known as J.T. ’10, is a junior and shows none of the athletic ability of his father. He is actually quite a good athlete and by the third football game this past season had already surpassed father Larry’s total career playing time. I guess Larry is good at what he does, because he keeps getting re-elected. I got an e-mail from Capt. Mack Benn, who is enjoying the good life in Scottsdale, Ariz. He is still a pilot with Southwest Airlines and was writing from the Fjordland National Park in New Zealand. He and his wife were running around Australia and New Zealand for a month before heading back to work. Speaking of New Zealand, Al Rhyne and I joined Tench Coxe and several of his buddies for a week of trout fly fishing at Poronui Ranch on the North Island of New Zealand this past December in honor of Tench’s 50th. I am pleased to report that we all caught
The doctor, Al Rhyne, was the “trout whisperer” in New Zealand. He rarely had to use a fly rod. Truly an amazing fisherman! Al and his wife, June, are doing great. Their children, unlike Tench’s, are well past the age of wanting their dad to coach them. Bo is in his first year at U.Va., Ben is in 11th grade, Haley ninth grade, and Anna is in seventh grade. None so far are at Episcopal, but we are counting on Anna! Rick Lane sent in an update on his life from San Antonio. His oldest, Emily, has completed college applications and is waiting to hear from her choices. The next in line, Bill, is looking forward to being king of the house, while the youngest, Minnie, is in the seventh grade. We will make sure she gets on the EHS Admissions Office’s mailing list. Rick continues to be involved in Christian education mission work at home and in Mexico. It sounds as if he is making a difference in a lot of people’s lives. Every now and then I’m able to get back down to Richmond, and I always run into a few of our classmates. Brad Tazewell looks the same – tall and bald. Still keeping that slim, trim surfer physique of his. Ryvers Wright has put a lot of mileage on himself. It could be the fact that he has very young children! They make Tench’s look
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old, but he is doing fine. I haven’t run into Echol Marshall while in Richmond, but I have seen him here on campus. His niece, Clare Simon ’11, is a 10th grader. Echol is involved in education as well. He works for MathScience Innovation Center in Richmond, which is funded by a consortium of eight school districts. He says the current economic turmoil is wrecking havoc with his clients and everyone’s budgets are being slashed. Clare’s mother, Katie (Echol’s sister), definitely got all of the brains and looks in the family, which explains a lot about Echol. Verner Daniel is back in Old Town Alexandria. I’m not exactly sure what Verner is up to these days, but I swear he has not aged one bit. I’m serious. It really stinks for those of us who have lost most of their hair and eyesight and gained a bunch of weight. I just don’t understand it. By sheer coincidence, my son, Austin ’12, who is a ninth grader here, went on a four-week language trip last summer to Spain with none other than Worth Smith, son of Howard Smith. They had a great time together. Worth is a mere shadow of his father. Now talk about someone who is crazy. Five kids aged 18 to 4 at five different schools. Howard takes it all in stride and never seems to get too worked up. Maybe that’s because his wife, Saint Page, handles most of the logistics. Well that’s it for now. This was the most factually correct class notes I have ever written. I have not heard from many of you, so I will give you one more chance to call me or send me an e-mail with an update as to how you or a fellow classmate is doing. After that, it is open season. Take care, stay in touch, and come back and visit.
John Baicy (H) 336-774-8086 (O) 336-722-7768 jbaicy@ImmediaPrint.com
Jim Clardy (H) 704-332-4195 (O) 704-339-2015 Jim_ClardyJr@ml.com 35th Reunion: June 2013
Bill Hughes (H) 203-861-1641 email@example.com 30th Reunion: June 5-6, 2009
Please plan to join us for Reunion Weekend at Episcopal June 5-6! It will be a great chance to reconnect with each other and the School. Check out the Class of ’79’s Reunion page on the EHS Web site.
Staige Hoffman (H) 813-287-9887 (O) 813-781-3184 firstname.lastname@example.org 30th Reunion: June 2010
Seward Totty (H) 859-268-8673 (O) 859-514-6434 email@example.com 30th Reunion: June 2011
Dave Coombs (O) 804-934-4707 firstname.lastname@example.org 30th Reunion: June 2012
Harrison Coleman ’87 with his children, Eliza, Jim, and Wade.
Please plan to join us for Reunion Weekend at Episcopal June 5-6! It will be a great chance to reconnect with each other and the School. Check out the Class of ’84’s Reunion page on the EHS Web site.
Clint McCotter (H) 843-568-0282 email@example.com 25th Reunion: June 2010
Chris Bickford is a professional photographer living on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. He recently had a two-page spread of photographs in National Geographic Traveler.
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Chuck Jones has been named the new headmaster of Heathwood Hall School in Columbia, S.C. He began his new job in February.
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Jennifer and David Campbell’s first child, a son named Pearce Moncure Campbell, was born Aug. 31, 2008. The whole family is doing well.
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Nelson Tyrone ’87 after completing the Ironman Triathlon in Arizona.
Nelson Tyrone has been busy. He completed the Ironman Triathlon (140.6 miles: 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, and 26.2-mile run) in November 2008 in Tempe, Ariz. He turned 40. He and his wife, Leslie, are expecting their first child in July 2009. He has just finished the first year with his new law firm, McAleer Tyrone LLP, which is a plaintiff ’s personal injury firm handling cases on behalf of seriously injured people. The rest of us 40-year-olds have a new physical standard to meet – check out Nelson’s Ironman picture above.
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Brian Morgan ’90 and his family.
Brian Morgan and his family are enjoying life in the Charleston, S.C., area. He enjoys biking and invites anyone in that area to join him and a group that rides on Saturday mornings. Klara and David Haddock ’87
Harrison Coleman had a recent addition to the family. He writes, “Our third child, James Daniel (Jim), was born on Dec. 20, 2008, joining brother Wade (1½) and sister Eliza (4).” Great picture.
James Conner is looking for EHS alumni that would be interested in an epic cycling trip that would coincide with some of the Tour this summer. Please contact James, if you might be interested. His e-mail is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Benjie Tarbutton also has good news. He writes, “My wife, Jennifer, and I had our first child, Elizabeth, on Jan. 2. Everyone is doing well, and we are having a terrific time. I would also like to nominate the inventor of the Fisher Price bouncy seat for a Nobel Prize for his or her contribution to humanity! That device is worth its weight in gold.” Finally, I got married last year to Klara Matouskova. I couldn’t be happier.
Will Burdell (H) 912-638-1790 (O) 912-638-3611 WillBurdell@seaisland.com 25th Reunion: June 2013
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Stewart Burgess Wiley, the son of Katy and Bill Wiley ’89, is ready to cheer for EHS.
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Please plan to join us for Reunion Weekend at Episcopal June 5-6! It will be a great chance to reconnect with each other and the School. Check out the Class of ’89’s Reunion page on the EHS Web site.
Zan Banks (H) 404-252-7848 (O) 770-290-1540 firstname.lastname@example.org 20th Reunion: June 2010
I am still in Atlanta and just passed three years of marriage, which has been a wonderful time in my life. Last spring I participated in the annual alumni golf challenge between
EHS and WFS at Yeaman’s Hall in Charleston, S.C. It was my second time participating, and I encourage anyone who is a golfer to consider joining the group for this year’s match the first weekend of May. Yeaman’s is a special place with a long history and many EHS connections. Being in Atlanta, I am fortunate to see Toby Chambers, Clay Nalley, Steve Hanna ’91, Edward Spearman ’86, Matt Stewart ’89, and several of the Tarbuttons, among others, regularly. If you are traveling through the area, please contact me or some of the Old Boys in Atlanta. We all enjoy catching up and the friendships from EHS certainly connect us all. I look forward to hearing from you and best wishes for a successful 2009.
Monte Burke is a staff writer at Forbes magazine. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Heidi, and two daughters, Harper (4) and Dylan (2). He sees Charlie Ernst occasionally, even though he recently fled the city for the suburbs. He also has seen Dana Gibson and Drew Burris when they’ve come to N.Y.C. on “business.” Rob Geiger writes, “Good to hear from you. Surprisingly, I have reconnected with 50 percent of our class via Facebook. I recommend creating a group within Facebook for EHS Class of 1990. Our classmates are posting info daily on their Facebook pages. If you are not on Facebook, then follow my link and add me to your friend list.”
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I have returned home to the great state of South Carolina, where I now work for the University of South Carolina’s Moore School of Business in corporate recruiting and outreach. I spent most
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Kellam Warren to catch up, that would be the same Kellam who wrote in to tell me how lame I was for not submitting any information, yet gave me none to report.
of 2007 in Johnson City, Tenn., where I saw Rob Williams ’90 frequently. Rob and his wife, Erin, live in Johnson City, and they have two children, Cooper and Miley. Rob still is active in the East Tennessee wrestling federation and is more commonly known as “El Nacho Grande.” Benjamin Godsey writes, “Life is good in Hawaii. Our boys, Nathan and Zachary, are 3 and almost 2 respectively. I went fishing in Alaska with Alex Shuford in September. Call if you are visiting Hawaii.”
Holly and Fred Alexander ’92 with their son, Calvin, at his first UNC basketball game.
Also, Mason Lampton’s lovely wife, Susanna, just had twins named Eliza and Kate, which confirms my belief that Mase is trying to recreate his own version of “Big Love” in the rural confines of Upatoi, Ga.
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Kudos go out to Steve Sztan and John Pattisall for sending some class info in last quarter (unsolicited I might add!) and sparing me from the total humiliation of contributing nothing to our class write-up! Steve moved back to the States from Germany in July and now lives in Woodbridge, Va. He is currently getting his master’s at the National Defense Intelligence College and should graduate this July assuming he, and I quote, “can get off my a** and finish my thesis.” (I love it, Steve!) Steve says the family most likely will stay in the D.C. area for the next two years; his new contact number is 571-296-5769. Mighty McCabe was quite busy over the course of 2008, having married Elizabeth Merrick Michaels in January at a service led by the reverend Bill McKinnon and his full gospel choir (Nurse Settle closed the service). The McCabes have been up to the devil’s business, and Merrick delivered a wonderful baby girl named Helen Murphy McCabe on Dec. 4, 2008. Daughter, like dad, needs diapers (McGuire 1989). Fred Alexander’s lovely wife, Holly, sent in a picture of their
Now this is confirmed: Fielding Logan has taken advantage of Nickel Creek’s spring hiatus by signing on with Bravo to help produce next season’s “Real Housewives of Atlanta” reality show; he has signed Sibby Banks Schlaudecker ’93 to a starring role. We wish Sibby well in her triumphant return to her home state.
Helen Murphey McCabe is the daughter of Merrick and Mike McCabe ’92.
own little Tar Heel at his first UNC game wearing his first jersey (his name is Calvin, and yes, they did name it after me, not Fred’s uncle). As I write this, Duke and UNC are preparing to square off in a prime time ESPN game, so Holly, let me warn you, if Fred disappears for a few days, don’t worry about it – he will return.
getting married this November in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, but please do not tell the paparazzi (Murdoch, that goes for you, too). Currently Matt and Shanna live in San Francisco, where they both work for Internet companies delivering the next generation of time-wasting technology for you to play with at work.
Gray Jackson writes in from Augusta to say that he and his wife, Elizabeth, have a son, Sam (3 1/2) and a baby on the way (due in June). I met the young lad at the French Market Grill during the Masters, and he is a damn fine looking child.
Will Merritt wrote in to say that his wife, Nikki, and children, Olivia (7) and McIver (5), will be leaving Houston in July to move back to Columbia, S.C. He is finishing up his fourth year in gynecologic oncology fellowship at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and will be joining South Carolina Oncology Associates. Will was at a conference at Chapel Hill in November and met up with
Matt Lawson recently got engaged to Shanna Preve, a frequent Maxim cover model. He’ll be
Lastly, I recently rejoined Synovus Financial in Athens, where I am working as their commercial real estate valuations manager in Atlanta, Athens, and Augusta. When I am not swamped with the task of valuing the bank’s commercial real estate holdings, I do class notes for Episcopal High School. My new work e-mail address and phone are email@example.com, 706-425-3444.
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Ann Leggett writes, “I just finished my master’s degree at the VCU School of Nursing. Yes, that makes two bachelor’s degrees and two master’s degrees, but now I’m done! I’m currently working at MCV (a level-1 trauma center in Richmond, Va.) on the trauma surgery floor. I’ve applied for nurse practitioner jobs at several hospitals around Virginia. I’m still waiting to hear something definite, but have several second interviews lined up. Other than that, I’m just
enjoying what little time I get to spend with my adorable nephew (adopted from Kazakhstan), and spending time with family, friends, and my two babies (my 3-year-old dogs). William Adams reports that he and his family left Frankfurt, Germany, on Jan. 3, and are now living in Fort Benning, Ga. They will be there for six to eight months, depending on what the Army wants. His daughters are doing well in school, and Tess is doing a lot of writing and hopes to get an agent this year and start publishing. Here is a link to some of their photos from their time in Germany: http://www.flickr. com/photos/62864514@N00/.
Pierson Leguy Teer is the son of Emerson Teer ’95 and Alison Lukes Teer ’95. Lee Vaughan ’93 sent in this picture from a weekend in the North Carolina mountains with EHS classmates. Left to right: Gary Graham ’93, Lee Vaughan ’93, Ralph McGee ’94, Trey Bason ’93, Ryan Craig ’93, and Harrison Thurston ’93.
Emily Breinig (H) 602-288-9168 email@example.com and Sally Sickles (H) 07837987895 (int’l) firstname.lastname@example.org 15th Reunion: June 5-6, 2009
Teddy Chapman reports, “Priscilla and I now have three kids – Ellen Gray Chapman was born on Jan.15. Big sister Anne Carden (4) and big brother Austin (2) are excited that Ellen is finally here and everybody is doing well. I think Ellen will be the last of the Chapman clan....I am not sure we can handle another. All else is well, we are still living in Charlotte and trying to survive this economy.”
Mary Varina and Pierson are the twin daughters of Varina and Walker Willse ’93. The girls are identical and were born in Nashville on Dec. 9, 2008.
Will Simpson ’94 with his daughter, Grace, who was born on Nov. 10, 2008.
Luke Jarrett and his wife, Kelley, were blessed with another daughter, Mazie, in October of 2008. Also, Luke has re-joined the architecture/landscape, architecture/land planning firm of Byers Design Group in downtown Charleston, S.C., where he is now a principal and the manager of the architecture studio. As class notes were being submitted, Patrick and I were in the middle of a move. My company, Pegasus, transferred us from Phoenix to Dallas, where I am being promoted to HR director. I hope everyone is planning to attend our 15th Reunion. We look forward to seeing everyone there!
Helen Wells (H) 910-763-9279 email@example.com and Bill Goodwin (O) 919-755-9113 (H) 919-280-2799 firstname.lastname@example.org
Eric and Katrina Kasten Billig had a baby girl, Elsa Hudson Billig, on Oct. 22, 2008.
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Katie Adler MacInnes is living in Garrison, N.Y., and has started her own jewelry company called Adler Grier. Check out her Web site: www.adlergrier.com. When Katie sent in her news for class notes, she and her husband, Alex, were expecting their first child in a matter of days. Keep us posted, Katie.
1996 Ellen Gray Chapman is the daughter of Priscilla and Teddy Chapman ’94. Elsa Hudson Billig is the daughter of Eric and Katrina Kasten Billig ’94.
Brentt Brown (H) 415-317-7594 email@example.com and Garland Lynn (H) 843-991-2150 firstname.lastname@example.org 15th Reunion: June 2011
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will be plenty more “Webisodes” to come in 2009.
Bill Allen (H) 919-781-0805 (O) 919-716-2195 email@example.com 15th Reunion: June 2012
Since not as many of you wrote back to me this time, I will simply have to live up to my promise of fabricating a good portion of the Class of 1997’s happenings. I’m grateful for the opportunity, but all I can say is that you’ve done it to yourselves. You had your chance, and now it’s my turn. My guess is that little has changed since the last time I called out for responses (I admit that I feel like my deadlines are coming one on top of the other, so I completely understand). There’s not much to report this time, so if you’re at all curious to find out what other members of our class are doing, please reference past editions, or Facebook, which I discussed ad nauseum in the last issue. I was fortunate in early January to take part in a mini-Reunion down in Charleston for Jim Goodwin’s wedding. In attendance, in no particular order, were Jim Goodwin, Jennings Morrow, J.W. Perry, Joe Segrave, Paul Mashburn, Nick Carosi, Peyton Grubbs, Bill Goodwin ’95, Bennett White, Elizabeth Hoster, a bunch of other people that I didn’t know, and a few tools from Woodberry. The wedding was a blast, and it was so great to have the old crew together. It’s remarkable how we can go such long stretches without seeing each other, yet snap right back into place without skipping a beat. Jim and his new bride, Courtney, were naturally in high spirits, and after a ton of eating, drinking, talking, sitting, dancing, and then more drinking, talking, and sitting, Jim and Courtney rode off in a classic MG on their way to a honeymoon in South Africa. The weekend was incredible, and I was thrilled to see everyone.
Left to right: Jessica Allen, Bill Allen ’97, Devie Perry, and J.W. Perry ’97 celebrating the wedding of Jim Goodwin ’97.
More friends at Jim Goodwin’s wedding. Left to right: Bill Allen ’97, Nick Carosi ’97, Peyton Grubbs ’97, and Bennett White ’97.
Paul Mashburn and his wife, Allison, are in Atlanta, where he has his own accounting practice, and they are enjoying life with their new son and their Widespread Panic-inspired dog, Greta. J.W. Perry is doing well, despite getting worked like an indentured servant for a New York law firm. He got married last spring, and he and his wife, Devie, are both attorneys up there. You know things are off to a great start when J.W. says, “I really liked George Bush. In fact, if he could run for a third term, I’d vote for him,” and the look on Devie’s face suggests that J.W. has just admitted to a string of serial murders. I couldn’t quite tell if that comment was designed to elicit that particular response,
or if it was actually genuine, but either way, it was extremely funny. Nick Carosi is doing great these days. Work and chasing after three kids keeps him busy, but not too busy to lose 50 pounds in the last year! It was very impressive to see half of the Nick we saw at our reunion in 2007. I’m impressed, but somehow unmotivated to follow his lead. In the last edition, I mentioned that Tyler Gilbert has appeared in a series of Web videos that you could find by searching YouTube. Since that post, he actually has a Web site now, so I encourage all of you to check out www.sportshorts.tv. Please support T-bone by checking out the Web site; he told me there
Once again, Caldwell Clarke took time out of his busy schedule to tell me that he isn’t doing anything. Actually, he’s been out of work for 14 weeks due to a nasty hand injury he suffered on the job. I can’t even begin to describe it without throwing up in my mouth a little bit, so all you need to know is that it was serious enough to require several surgeries, and he is still out of work and off the golf course because of it. Let’s hope that his hand recovers soon. Lucy Whittle Goldstein was sorry to miss Jim’s wedding, but with a 6-month-old daughter at home and a long trip from Rhode Island, it is certainly understandable. She wrote in to stroke my ego and tell me how gifted a writer I am, but also to tell me that life with baby Jane has been great. Lucy has taken a year off from teaching to be at home with her, and she’s enjoyed every bit of it. Perhaps more importantly, Lucy noticed, as I did, that I was the victim of intellectual thievery in the last issue of the alumni magazine. If you care at all about this misdeed, you may feel free to peruse back-issues and see for yourself. I’ll have to do a better job in the future of protecting my intellectual property. Sarah Ravenel Dollens and family recently moved back to San Francisco. She said the adjustment has gone well. She and Grant are running a halfway house for burned-out hippies. Margaret Smoot Stonehouse just moved with her husband, Bryan, to Dubai. She said that she runs into Julie Erwin Kurka and her husband, James, quite a bit over there, and would love to rendezvous with any other EHSers who happen to be there. Shriti Patel is still working towards becoming a fully boarded psychiatrist after another year and a half of work. After that, she’ll
finally be able to rid the world of ADD and Scientology, one prescription drug at a time! Finny Akers is generally up to the same old stuff – mostly just working for Ralph Lauren and smashing in faces inside the Octagon. He’s also found time to start taking some screenwriting classes. He’s promised to invite the entire class to the Academy Awards when he pulls down that nomination in a couple of years. He’s also planning a deep sea fishing trip with David Bickford off the Virginia Beach coast. The trip promises to be equal parts “The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou,” “Bromance,” and “Weekend at Bernie’s,” and Finny will have the pictures to prove it next time. Tad McLeod was kind enough to compliment my ability to spell, which I think means that my notes are better than Nick’s. He also said that he passed the bar exam last summer and hopes to land a job in this sweet job market after his current clerkship ends. Good luck with the job search, Tad! Just remember that there are always people falling off of ladders, spilling coffee in their laps, gluing their hands together, and ironing their shirts while still wearing them, so potential clients are everywhere. They’re probably growing on trees in Columbia. In baby news, I received word of two expecting mothers since my last report. Garrett Schulten Schreeder and her husband, Marshall, are expecting their first, a boy, in early May. No word yet on a name, but I suspect some variant of William will work its way in there somewhere (anything will do: Bill, B.A., whatever works). Lesley Hicks and her husband, Joseph, are expecting a little girl, Sophia Potter Hicks, in April. She is a huge Lost Trailers fan (Trailerhead?), so the middle name is homage to their illustrious drummer, Jeff Potter, from the Class of 1996 at Episcopal High School.
Bryan Pinckney ’98 (left) and his father Saint Pinckney ’65 enjoyed supporting the Maroon at The Game.
In the e-mail that I sent out requesting information from all of you slackers, I used an alias and offered an autographed signature of my senior yearbook photograph as a reward to whoever could guess the origin of the alias. Finny had a good guess, but Caldwell was the only one who nailed it. As it turns out, “Tiger Prabs Yasuda” was the name of the cat that J.W., Bennett White, and I shared for about a week. He came from J.W.’s aunt’s farm in Maryland; we fed him milk from a dip tin for about a week and then sent him back to the farm. It was supposed to attract interest from the ladies, but I don’t think it worked. Caldwell, congratulations, your picture is on the way. As I mentioned last time, Jessica and I welcomed home Charles Caldwell Allen (Charlie) on Dec. 2. Life at home has been somewhat chaotic with two boys in the house, but we couldn’t be happier. Charlie is healthy, and his older brother, Ward, is excited to have him around. Now, if I can just get this economy to turn around for me! That wraps it up for this issue. I am truly grateful for the opportunity to report news from our class. It has been great to hear from so many of you, and I am extremely proud to know all of you and to hear about all of the great things that are happening in your lives. As news happens, please drop me a line in the future. If anyone ever happens to pass through Raleigh – the best place in America – please let me know, as I’d love to see you. Best wishes and hopes for a wonderful 2009.
George Gummere ’98 at the camel mart in Abu Dhabi.
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Not a whole lot of news this time around, but we do have some marriages, babies, travels, career moves, and music nominations to celebrate.
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To kick it off, Kyle Armstrong married Yasine Mogharreban (now Armstrong) in September in Carbondale, Ill. Also in September, Read Mortimer married J’lene Ancell in Park City, Utah, where Morgan Vickery and Eric Strom were in attendance. Read is now living in Santa Monica, Calif.
to Newport, R.I., in August and then to Japan in February 2010, where Rob will be stationed on the USS Fitzgerald. As for me, I’m still in Richmond, working as a freelance writer. My husband and I took a two-month hiatus in the fall to travel around Southeast Asia, Bhutan, and China. Not sure I’ll ever get the scrapbook together, but it was an amazing experience, one that I’m still trying to live off now that I’m back in the “real world.”
Charlie Porter and wife Beth welcomed their second daughter, Reese Tinsley Porter, on Jan. 22. (Check out the cute photo of his two girls.) Charlie has been a financial advisor at Stephens Inc. in Little Rock for just over two years. Ben Vranian said he received his master’s degree from Indiana University, then got a “job fairly unrelated to my degree in Charlottesville.” Rajat Mehta reported that he gave up engineering and is currently finishing up his MBA. After graduating in May, he will be moving to Cleveland to work for Deloitte Consulting LLC starting in September. Catie Webster graduated from Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, Colo., in December with a Master of Science in oriental medicine and moved to Asheville, N.C., to start her practice. George Gummere sent a fantastic photo (facing page) of himself with a new friend at the camel mart in Abu Dhabi. He said, “That was the best smile I could get out of him. I did a mini-study abroad course for my MBA in the U.A.E. in January; it was a great way to get a few extra credit hours and visit the Middle East (at least a small part of it).” Frank Brawley and his wife, Patricia, moved to Tampa and see David Traviesa and Elizabeth Boothby Krusen from time to time. Elizabeth is busy chasing after her charming 2-year-old, Lilly, and is expecting baby No. 2 in July. I joined Alyson Evans, Lizzie Wellons, Margaret Kopp, and Wray Barber for a visit to the
I hope the rest of our class is doing well and gearing up for the return of spring weather. Until next time, in the words of Charlie Porter, “stay awesome!” Victor Jung ’99 on a recent hike. He sends best wishes to his EHS classmates.
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EHS friends gathered for the wedding of Becky and Charles Pryor ’99. Left to right: Katie Perry ’03, Oliver Pryor ’03, Carter Cochran ’99, Charles Pryor ’99, Becky Pryor, Will Graham ’99, Jane Pope Cooper ’96, and Will Chapman ’99.
Krusens in Tampa in January and can report that all are doing well. Alyson was married on May 31, 2008, to Jim Beha and is currently putting her graduate degree to work at a non-profit called New Yorkers for Parks. Lizzie was married in May to Eric Hartman and lives in Tarrytown, N.Y., where she is a social worker. Wray is enjoying her first year at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and planning a summer internship in New York. Margaret is still inspiring
young minds at the Duke School in Durham and enjoying life in Chapel Hill. Andrew Nielson’s band, The Lost Trailers, was nominated for two Academy of Country Music awards – best vocal group and best new vocal duo or group – solidifying his position as our resident country rock star. Alden and Rob Watts are expecting a baby in June. Rob is still in the Navy, and the family will move
Hello friends, thanks to Lindsay Whittle for filling in for me this fall. I’m still in Washington so I’ve been lucky to connect with fellow Washingtonians Katie Kaufman, Tim Garon, George Gummere ’98, and Mr. and Mrs. Will Doffermyre ’98. Enjoyed seeing classmates at Mary Mac Winters’ wedding in North Carolina in November. Looking forward to seeing everyone in June for our 10-year Reunion. Thanks to those who sent me a quick life update – folks are doing a lot of interesting things, so here goes: Malsert Chapman moved from Miami to N.Y.C., so she is experiencing her first real winter since EHS, but she writes, “I’m loving New York. I’m working for a start-up that builds and manages contemporary art museums and cultural assets overseas. I had the pleasure of grabbing dinner and drinks with Jackie Yeh and Kirsten Sta.Ana ’98 a couple of times before the holidays and also recently ran into Prather Smith and her fiance on a night out with mutual friends in Soho just after New Year’s.”
Elizabeth Hackney Davies writes, “I was married in October 2008 to Joe Davies. We were thrilled to have Liz Ketchie May, Emily Watkins, Tinsley Anderson, and Corcoran Canfield there. Joe and I currently live in Charlotte. I am looking forward to seeing everyone at the Reunion in June.” Patrick Clifford is working on his first year of business school at Wake Forest. At the Reunion please wish him congratulations – he is engaged and will be getting married this summer. Phil Cox writes from the mountains of east Tennessee: “I am still developing extended-stay hotels under the flag of Value Place in the Southeast and Midwest, and I’m also dabbling in some apartments. Hope everyone is doing great.” I got to see Ravenel Richardson in Richmond recently, and she is teaching freshman English at the University of St. Andrews for a semester. She spent the inauguration with Sonya Spery and Will Akridge. Will and Georgeanna Milam Chapman are the proud parents of a healthy and happy baby girl. Ann Reid was born on Jan 27. She weighed 8 pounds and 4.5 ounces and was 22 inches long. Congratulations, guys! The award for most succinct update comes from Hannah Connor: “In no particular order. Got married. Broke up the band. Went to law school. Retained ideals. Moved to New York.” Victor Jung checked in from Seoul, South Korea, and sent a great action shot picture (see photo). Blair Taylor sent this message, “Hello, all! I just wanted to inform you that after a year and a half of hard work my group ‘Autuer’ will be releasing our first music project this spring 2009. I have posted the Web site on my profile;
however, you can check me and my bandmates out at www. myspace.com/autuerlive starting in April. I have come a long way from mid-day chapel services!” Former All-IAC lineman Caleb Lee says that things are great in Wilmington, N.C… “I have received postulancy in the Episcopal Diocese of East Carolina and will be attending Virginia Theological Seminary or Sewanee in the fall. That means if all goes well, I will be a priest in three or four years and will spend those years on the same block as The High School. I was pretty sure I wanted to be a priest when I left EHS, and it took 10 years of convincing! Allen and I are so excited about reconnecting with everyone in June!” Charles Pryor was also married recently in Georgia, and reports that, “I am living in Albany, Ga., and have been working as a financial advisor/stock broker with Wachovia Securities for about a year and a half. I also got married this past Oct. 4, and I have included a picture of the EHS folks that were there. Hope everything is going well for you.” Our class was touched again by tragedy recently when we lost our friend R.S. Hornsby (see obituary on page 61). Ravenel Richardson, Mike King ’98, and the Hornsby family sent us this note as a celebration of his life: “R.S. Hornsby of Williamsburg, Va., passed away on Jan. 15, abruptly leaving in his spirited wake a devoted family and countless adoring friends and fans. He was a remarkable human being best remembered for his kindness, inexhaustible humor, and numerous talents. R.S. truly had a singular personality, and he loved sharing it with others through selfless acts, poetic words, and beautiful music. “After attending WilliamsburgJames City County Public Schools
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and Hampton Roads Academy, R.S. attended Episcopal High School, graduating in 1999. R.S.’s musical gift became immediately evident to the EHS community, where he displayed his signature guitar sound in various groups that included students Mike King ’98, Andrew Nielson ’98, Gage Furtado ’97, and Andrew Mollohan. R.S. also performed in the school’s winter musical, “Anything Goes” by Cole Porter, as a member of the student orchestra, marking the first time at EHS that musical accompaniment had been provided almost entirely by EHS students and faculty. In addition to playing music at EHS, R.S. showcased his skills in athletics and linguistics. He excelled as a lacrosse goalie for the junior varsity lacrosse team and also enjoyed participating in the outdoor leadership program and Maroon and Black soccer. He spent a summer abroad in Segovia, Spain, and was awarded the Selby Barnes Papin Medal for excellence in Spanish. “After EHS, R.S. attended the University of Vermont where he graduated with degrees in Spanish and philosophy and continued his passion for creative expression through music. During this time, R.S. became an avid Red Sox fan and continued his love for rock climbing that first surfaced at EHS on the rock climbing team.
“In 2000, while a student at UVM, R.S. joined his uncle, Bruce Hornsby, on stage for the first time, playing guitar at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. R.S. continued to tour with his uncle, and as he played across the country it was not uncommon to have a small crew of friends from Episcopal in the audience and backstage after the show. EHS alums are grateful to have seen him play at places such as at Wolf Trap in Vienna, Va.; the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, N.C.; and William and Mary Hall in his native Williamsburg. R.S. also spent time in the studio recording with his uncle. He can be heard on the Bruce Hornsby albums “Halcyon Days” and “Intersections” and is a featured soloist on the upcoming Bruce Hornsby album, still in production. “R.S. returned to the Virginia countryside outside of Charlottesville following graduation from UVM. He was a strong presence in the diverse Charlottesville music scene, where he played with many bands whose styles ranged from bluegrass to jazz to rock. “Last summer R.S. and his father, Bobby, joined R.S.’s sister, Susannah, on stage with her band, Red Rooster, in Crozet, Va., where brother and sister had lived together until 2007. The show was attended by Ravenel Richardson and Elizabeth Sullivan. “Most recently, R.S. was a founding member of the band Gunchux, with whom he just finished recording an album. “R.S. was preceded in death by his grandparents Robert Stanley Hornsby, Wilson Farant Skinner, and Lucille Fulton Skinner. He leaves behind grandmother Lois Saunier Hornsby; father and mother Robert Saunier Hornsby and Ann Skinner Hornsby; sister Susannah Bruce Hornsby; aunts and uncles Bruce R. Hornsby and Kathy L. Hornsby, Jonathan B.
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Georgetown Law School this spring and has accepted a clerkship with a federal judge for the next year.
Hornsby and Paige P. Hornsby, Elizabeth Skinner Chappell and G. Edward Chappell, and W.F. Skinner, Jr. and Hope S. Skinner; as well as a host of cousins and innumerable friends.
The same night, I also saw Brittanny Wildman, Carlie Hooff, and Becky Arnesen at a Christmas party at my old house in Dupont Circle. After three amazing years of living together, Britt, Carlie, and I all finally have all gone our separate ways – truly the end of an era! Brittanny is working for the National Beer and Wine Wholesalers Association and participated in lots of the Inauguration festivities – including the Jay-Z and Beyonce concert – of which I am very jealous. She sees a lot of Betsy and Becky now that they all live in Alexandria, right near Episcopal.
“The Hornsby family believes that now is a time not to gratify the theft of death, but to celebrate the joy of life. They encourage all who loved R.S. to share love, hope, joy, and music with each other far and wide, and to remember his sweet and glorious music, long and hearty laughter, and the joy of friendship and love. “Charitable donations in memory of R.S. Hornsby may be made to Episcopal High School.”
Lucy and James Doswell ’00
world really is connected by a few degrees.
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Lauren Kemp also got engaged over the Christmas holiday, to Ed Bonapfel, and they are planning to get married in January 2010. Lauren and Ed met during their first semester at Mercer Law School, and they plan to move to Atlanta this summer. Congratulations, Lauren and Ed!
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From Maisie: I hope everyone’s year is off to a great start. I am not quite as verbose as my partner in crime, Schuyler, but here is a brief update on what some of our classmates are doing these days. I moved out to L.A. last September and have been living in West Hollywood with a good friend from Duke. I am loving life in the land of 70 degrees and sunny and last December began working in donor relations for International Medical Corps in Santa Monica. Carlie Hooff came out to L.A. for President’s Day weekend, and we had a blast catching up beachside. She is finishing up her degree at Eastern Virginia Medical School and will soon be a practicing physician’s assistant. Carlie recently saw Elizabeth Hossfeld, who has relocated from New York to Florida and is spending the next few months aboard a chartered sailboat and loving life. Jamie McNab will also soon be leaving New
Devin Wyatt Harris is the son of Vanessa and David Harris ’00.
York, as he was recently accepted to Stanford Business School! I travel to the Bay Area often and am looking forward to welcoming Jamie to the left coast. Sandy Stuart and Alana Maxwell, also from Lexington, Ky., got engaged on New Year’s Eve. Congratulations to them both! William Stallworth has been living in Atlanta for the last three years and sees P.X. Head and several other EHS alums often. I serendipitously met one of Stalls’ and P.X’s good friends at a record label party in L.A., and we marveled about how the whole
I recently caught up with Karen Acheson, who is living in Minneapolis and considering a career change from teaching to development. I gave her a few good sound bites for her interviews and have no doubt Karen will make an amazing fund raiser if she so chooses. Millie Pelletier Warren was married to Willis Warren last June. Sadly a trip to Africa prevented me from sharing in Millie’s big day, but her pictures are absolutely beautiful. Millie is surviving medical school and will graduate from East Carolina University next year. I saw Betsy Watts Metcalf while I was back in D.C. for Christmas, and she and her husband, David, will be moving to Atlanta this summer. David will graduate from
My sister ran in to James Barmore and Hattie Gruber this summer at Camp Merrie-Woode in Sapphire, N.C. Hattie is a proud MerrieWoode alumna, as is James’ fiancé, Kathryn Calder. Hattie sees a lot of Schuyler Williams, Philip Nuttle, Becky Kellam ’99, Jamie McNab, and James Doswell in New York. James Doswell married Lucy Long on Oct. 11, 2008, in Charleston, S.C. The wedding party included EHS alumni Philip Nuttle, Chase Peterson, Jordan Phillips, and Price Smith. Other EHS alumni in attendance were: James Beckwith ’67, Moffett Cochran ’69, George Covington ’71, Joe Gilchrist ’71, Hattie Gruber, Lillian Smith, and Chris Webster ’67. Lucy is an investment banking recruiter at Barclays Capital, and James is an investment analyst at Marathon Asset Management. Congratulations to David Harris and his wife, Vanessa, who recently had their first child, Devin Wyatt Harris, born Dec. 30, 2008. David is still working for IBM as a consultant specializing in SAP Basis Administration within their public sector practice. In August of 2008, David had the pleasure of attending Zsolt Parkanyi’s wedding in Hungary. Jordan Phillips
don’t pan out in the printing world, I wouldn’t be surprised if Thomas moves back to Africa to chase his dream of becoming a professional hunter.
is working in real estate development and spending the bulk of his time in Cabo San Lucas. He travels back to Scottsdale regularly and seems to be loving life down in Mexico. Also in the southwest quadrant, Will Blocker is living in Fort Worth and working for a land management broker. Schuyler Williams participated in the EHS Advisory Council over Woodberry weekend and had a fantastic experience. Lindsay Whittle ’99 organized the event and did a wonderful job. Schuyler will participate in the next meeting in April and is looking forward to an excuse to get back to campus. I am currently lobbying Schuyler to look at UCLA for business school, and other than that, not much else to report. Thanks so much to everyone who wrote in, and please feel free to e-mail Schuyler or me anytime with updates. Looking forward to seeing you all next summer at our 10th Reunion!
Some of the Hendricks and Hooff cousins enjoyed a visit last Christmas. Front row, left to right: Walker Inman ’99, Susanne Inman ’02 (with Mac), and Nat Hendricks ’01 (with Millie); back row: Caroline Inman ’03 and Grantland Hendricks.
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Andy Nelson lives in Nashville and works as a video editor for a software publishing company. He is training to hike the first half of the Appalachian Trail and doing the second half next spring. On April 1, he plans to depart from Springer Mountain, Ga., and hike 1,000 miles up to Harper’s
Thomas Whitney ’01 with the worldrecord nyala that he took with a bow while on safari in South Africa.
Ferry, W.Va. Andy expects it will take him about three months to complete the first half. He is going alone and would love for anyone who is interested to join him in admiring nature and reducing the carbon footprint. His first time writing in, Rashid Kikhia is pleased to announce that he just got accepted to medical school. Spence Hopkins is living in Charlotte, N.C., and still hanging on to his job at Wachovia. He is studying for the 2nd level of the CFA and reports that he has no wife, no kids, and no pets.
Beau Johnson and his wife, Denise, are doing well in Wilmington, N.C., where he is still building boats. Captain Beau is in the process of going out on his own, but admits that it will be some time before you see a 60-foot Johnson Beaut on the water. EHS alumni are well represented here in Hotlanta. After being roommates all four years at EHS, Raymond Singletary ’02 and McCoy Penninger ’02 rekindled the flame and lived together for two years in Atlanta. They lived in the same apartment complex as I, so I saw a whole lot of those two. Raymond is sticking around, but Atlanta recently suffered a tremendous loss as McCoy recently moved to Aspen. He is enduring a rough several months of bartending and skiing before returning to real world to start business school this fall in Washington, D.C.
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As I glanced through the class notes section of the fall alumni magazine, I was sad to see that the Class of 2001 had mysteriously disappeared. Wondering if we suffered the same sudden and unexpected fate as Bear Stearns or Lehman Brothers, I contacted our sitting class correspondent and was relieved to discover that Leah was just busy. Those who received my e-mails know that I have taken the reins and am happy to serve as the new correspondent for the Class of 2001.
Will Nisbet informs me that he is living in a little place called Aspen, where, according to Lloyd Christmas, “the beer flows like wine and beautiful women instinctively flock like the salmon of Capistrano.” Nisbet has created a satellite McGuire Dormitory in Aspen which houses: his brother John Nisbet ’03, John Vogler, McCoy Penninger ’02, Grant Brown ’02 and, apparently, Jack Halloran makes frequent cameos.
Taylor Gillis ’01 (left) and Leah Kannensohn ’01 in Washington for the Presidential Inauguration.
Between hunting trips, Thomas Whitney lives in Little Rock and works for his family’s printing company. Last fall, Thomas went on a safari to South Africa, where he killed a mighty wildebeest and a world-record nyala, both taken with his bow (see photo). If things
Morgan Akers lives in my neighborhood, but I do not see much of him recently as he keeps busy playing ping pong and pursuing his CFP, while working as a bank officer at Georgian Bank. His older brother, Scotty Akers ’98, and his wife, Hampton, are looking forward to the birth of their first child which is due in July. Gene Hooff has had enough of the coast life and plans to move
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back to his home town in March. In Atlanta he will continue to work for ISI Insurance. Gene reports that Team Hooff had strong representation in Savannah over the Super Bowl weekend. Gene, Alec Hooff ’02, Easley Hooff ’04, and John Hooff ’95 enjoyed a wonderful family bonding experience in Gerorgia’s Garden City. Andrew Dorman, also living in Atlanta, recently became engaged to Lauren Sullivan. Andrew and Lauren met at SMU and are getting married in Dallas on June 20. I see a good bit of these two and look forward to joining the couple at their engagement party in Atlanta. You are probably as surprised to read this as I am to write it, but William Ross Lombard is... engaged. William and his charming fiancée, Caroline Rogers, live around the corner from me, so I spend a good bit of time with these two as well. The couple met in Atlanta a little over a year ago. William and Caroline are getting married on June 27 in Caroline’s hometown of LaGrange, Ga. Still in Beaufort, S.C., Keays Bass got engaged in Napa last Labor Day weekend. Keays and his fiancée, Nikki Hare, met on a student trip to Australia the summer after our junior year at Episcopal. Keays and Nikki are getting married in Savannah, Ga., on Oct. 3. EHS groomsmen include: Nat Hendricks, Morgan Akers, Gene Hooff, Tim Hidell, Campbell Henry, and Pat Carlini ’99. I hope to have many pictures to document this low-key gathering. Taylor Gillis was engaged last spring and is going to get married in Southern Pines, N.C., on April 18. Lee Tennille Carson was married in her hometown of Linville, N.C., on Oct. 18, 2008. Jordan Hadwin, Crandall Close, Sihler
Branch, Will Lombard, Leah Kannensohn, Taylor Gillis, Richard Regan ’96, Massie Payne ’03, Dexter Mattox ’07, and Everett Mattox ’05 were all in attendance. In the midst of all the marriages and engagements, I’m proud to announce that the main girl in my life these days is my 7-month-old English Setter puppy, Millie. As you can see from the picture taken at my family Christmas she is pretty adorable, constantly in a good mood, easy to please, and always happy to see me. Professionally, I’m pleased to say that I am both employed and loving what I’m doing! I live in Atlanta and work for an international import/export company called JAS Forwarding Worldwide. I work in sales, on a small team of five guys, two in the U.S. and three in China. We are responsible for developing my company’s trade lanes from mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan to the U.S., selling JAS’s services to U.S.-based companies that import from Asia. Gene and Tim – in spite of your encouraging words, which cannot grace the pages of this publication, my first experience as Class Correspondent wasn’t that bad. I’ve enjoyed hearing from all of you and look forward to receiving your new pictures and updates six months from now. In the meantime, I wish everyone the best, and I look forwarded to seeing many of you all in the upcoming 2009 wedding season.
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During this troubling time in our nation, it seems that everyone is healthy and happy and for that we are grateful. Our news this year
is wide-ranging, from marriages to living in new places and world travels. Last October, Courtenay Beebe married Romney Willson in Staunton, Va. They are currently living in Arlington. Anne Lummis is engaged to Doug Wright and will be getting married in Fort Worth, Texas, on Aug. 8. Fellow EHS graduates Caty Gray Urquhart Grimes, Millie Tanner Rayburn, Eliza Smith, and Kate Lummis ’00 are all bridesmaids in the wedding. Eliza will be graduating from nursing school in May and is looking forward to moving to Charleston, S.C. Caty Gray is graduating from East Carolina with a Master of Arts in teaching. Daphne Allen is engaged and will marry Eric Fair on July 18. Joy Harper writes, “I’m currently living and working in Washington, D.C., doing event planning in the public policy department of The American Society of Association Executives. I’m roommates with Anna Bryan, and we live in Georgetown. We’ve started doing an EHS girls dinner at new restaurants in D.C. with Brenton Hardee, Laura Faulders, Ryan Killeen, and Kat Hutchison. Ryan Killeen just recently got engaged. I also run into Clarence Mills ’03, Cameron Leppard ’03, Eric Bromley, William Corbitt, Andrew Farrar, Will McGettigan, and Jeff Fuge quite a bit. Beverly Mebane came to visit us this fall, and we’ve also had Laura Duncan visit D.C. a few times since we’ve moved here. Matilda Reuter will come into the city for dinner from Middleburg with her boyfriend. Although I miss my friends and UNC basketball in Chapel Hill, I love being in D.C. and running into so many Episcopal folks.” Artie Armstrong moved to New Hampshire in the summer of 2008 and is working for Roberts Communications as a video editor. He is adjusting to the weather in the Northeast, as he had never before driven in snow nor had he
ever had a white Christmas until this year. In September of 2008, Susanne Inman moved to Castilla de la Mancha, Spain, where she is teaching English at a foreign language academy. Grant Brown is teaching at Aspen Country Day School in Aspen, Colo., and also is teaching skiing in his free time. Cappy Gilchrist is now working for St. Christopher’s School in Richmond. He is their communications and sports information specialist. David Lane won a Fulbright Fellowship at Rhodes College and is now teaching at Leipzig outside of Berlin Germany. He is working on a master’s degree from Middlebury. Suzanne Pinckney writes to us from the West Coast, just before leaving for another journey to India: “I am leaving in a few days to head back to India for my third winter managing the registration for the International Yoga Festival at Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh, India, in the Himalayas. I have just settled in Portland, Ore., with my stillwonderful boyfriend, Jake Pflaum. We have a garden prepared for spring and little chicks on the way for egg laying in the summer. We bike everywhere and the rain has not bothered us one bit – we have truly jumped into the Northwest lifestyle. Life is wonderful except for the dwindling income. I continue to find small projects helping businesses incorporate sustainability values across their culture. I am also getting involved in travel guiding in India. That’s the short of it. I hope to get back into posting on my blog while I’m in India and catch up on my five-week trip across country in the car and landing in Portland, plus the arctic blast of 2008 that kept me from going to Virginia for Christmas.” We would love to hear from everyone in the future, so be sure to keep us updated about where you are and what you are doing!
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From Alden: I hope everyone from the Class of ’03 has been doing well. We appreciate hearing from everyone, so please e-mail us with any updates. Also, I wanted to thank Case Anderson for helping with these class notes. Washington, D.C., has been a wonderful city to spend post-college years. Though law school is hectic, I am excited to get a change of pace and work in the Virginia office of a firm this summer. There was a recent addition to the EHS alumni living in D.C., as Jack Sibley just moved from Atlanta. Winslow Moore is currently coordinating the Bone Health Program at the Children’s National Medical Center and will be attending Georgetown Medical School beginning in August. Carter Coker and Stuart Hartley are both pursuing further education at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. Carter began law school in the fall, and Stuart is currently studying in a civil engineering program. Gray Murray completed a graduate program in management last spring at Wake Forest and is currently at Appalachian State in an accounting program. He reports that he is enjoying being back in the mountains. After graduating from Davidson, Sarah Wood continued to work on campus for six months before moving to New Zealand, where she is working in theater and completing a master’s degree in human rights and international affairs. She has had the opportunity to travel
Julia Pressley ’05 sent this photo of a group of EHS friends who rang in the New Year 2009 with a mini-Reunion. First row, left to right: Kacy Cheng ’05, Tatiana Morrow ’06, Leona Shaw ’05, Andima Umoren ’08, Julia Pressley ’05, and Daniela Ruano ’05; back row: Ryan Woodlee ’05, Chuck Onuaku ’08, Nelson Jenkins ’08, and Willie Harris ’06.
all over New Zealand, Australia, and Tasmania. Additionally, she has been able to keep up with fellow classmates Daphne Clyburn, Caroline Pareti, KiYonna Carr, Maggie Canby, Sally Flynt, and Katie Walls ’04, as the group celebrated New Year’s together. Massie Payne, a Virginia alumna, is currently studying law at Washington and Lee and will graduate in 2011.
then. He will see what the U.S. Navy says about a reporting date. Please plan to join us for Reunion Weekend at Episcopal June 5-6! It will be a great chance to reconnect with each other and the School. Check out the Class of ’04’s Reunion page on the EHS Web site.
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Chris Swaim is enjoying her last semester in college and is looking forward to spending her spring break in Spain with fellow ADPis from UNC. She was lucky enough to spend New Year’s in D.C. with Ellie Frazier, Lila Warren, Lauren Robertshaw, and Alexandra Varipapa. She was even luckier to celebrate her 22nd birthday in Chapel Hill with Ellie, Lila, Zach Chesson, and Mitchell Cobb.
Elizabeth Ladwig is living in Washington, D.C., and working for Fendi at Luxe Studios in the Washington Design Center. She often sees old friends from Episcopal. Mike Webb hopes to be with us, too, for the 5th Reunion, but he just got selected for naval aviation and thinks he will be in Pensacola
Marshall Washburn did an internship at NASA Langley in Hampton, Va., this past summer. He is applying to graduate school for computer science at Clemson and elsewhere. Brennan Killeen studied abroad this past fall in Australia at Bond University. It was an incredible experience, and her travels included Sydney, the Great Barrier Reef/Whitsunday Islands, Brisbane, and even New Zealand for a week. She is interning at a PR firm downtown this spring on top of taking her last college courses! She sees Peyton Killeen ’06 a lot since she is right down the road. Also, she spent this past summer in D.C. working on Capitol Hill and was able to see many EHS people (Henry Kegan, John Milam, Madison Murray, and Lauren Robertshaw). Lewis Clark is graduating in May from Denison and plans on going abroad for a few months over the summer. He has been accepted for
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the Peace Corps and will leave in March 2010. Banks Boutte writes, “I’ve been trying to get as much perspective on the film industry as a whole as possible. Currently I’m working for Benderspink Productions (‘A History of Violence,’ ‘Butterfly Effect,’ ‘American Pie,’ ‘Final Destination,’ and ‘The Ring’). I’ve also worked on the set of ‘Nip/Tuck’ and for UDK Casting (‘CSI,’ ‘Dexter,’ ‘Nip/Tuck,’ ‘Mentalist,’ ‘Saving Grace,’ etc.) I’ve been acting a bit, too, though I’m more drawn to producing, it’s so much more proactive. I’ve acted in a bunch of films, the last one I produced, and I’ve been developing about 10 other projects with different people. One of which, I actually heard today, just got the bulk of its budget and will probably get green-lit for this spring. It would be my first feature, and we’d shoot it on 16mm film (the same thing as ‘The Wrestler’). I’m still in college, taking nighttime film production classes at UCLA.” David Wang is about to graduate from Duke after majoring in math and economics. Occasionally he sees Zach Chesson at UNC. Last summer he put his degree to use and worked on Wall Street at an investment bank trading foreign exchange derivatives. They hired him to go back, and, luckily, he still has a job for next year after everything that has happened! Tyler Clark graduated from the University of South Carolina last May with a political science degree. He spent the summer in between Montauk, N.Y., and Columbia, S.C. He worked for Arnold & Porter LLP, a law firm in D.C., for a few months last fall while applying to law schools. He then spent some time in Vail, Colo., breathing in the thin mountain air. He made his way back to Columbia, where he works two days a week at a small law firm, tutors people signed up to take the LSAT, and generally entrenches himself in the
“community.” In August, Tyler is moving back to D.C. to start classes at GW law school. After EHS, Erin Burke took a year off. She first went to the Dominican Republic with Megan Coolidge for a month and then traveled around Australia and New Zealand for nearly six months. During three of those months, she worked in the deep Outback on a cattle ranch, which was pretty wild. Since then she has been at JMU studying international affairs with a focus on Latin America and Spanish. Last semester she went abroad to Buenos Aires and did some amazing traveling throughout Argentina. She plans to work towards graduation and an internship/job in D.C. this summer. Megan Coolidge writes, “I took a year off after EHS and spent three months in the Dominican Republic, came home and worked for a few months, and then got on a plane and headed to Madrid with practically no plan of what I was going to do. It ended up being a great three months of studying Spanish and traveling throughout Spain. I still have another year at William and Mary and am majoring in international relations and Hispanic studies. I spent this past summer in Honduras working with a few other students and a professor from Mary Washington to develop a non-profit microfinance institution. We just returned this winter break and extended our first round of 13 loans. Actually, when I was down there this summer we had a group of volunteers come down and one was an EHS grad (Myles Eglevsky ’98) and another volunteer had graduated from WFS (Andy Fitch)... what a small world. I also spoke to Tommy Clark ’03 a couple times, because he is currently doing Peace Corps in another area of Honduras. This semester I’m heading to Buenos Aires, so if anyone is headed south, let me know! I’m thinking about going to law school to do international law after college.”
It is with great sadness that we report the death of Lynne Farmer-Hoisington, wife of EHS faculty member Jeff Hoisington and mother of Tim ’05 and Zach ’06, on March 7, 2009. A memorial service was held in Callaway Chapel on March 11, as community members gathered to remember this special woman.
Alexandra Varipapa is finishing up at Richmond this semester with a journalism major and a Spanish and art history minor. She took an Oxford seminars class to get certified to teach abroad. She is applying to jobs in South America and in Europe, specifically Argentina, Chile, and Italy. Ellie Frazier spent the summer abroad in India studying Himalayan Buddhist art and architecture. She is graduating from U.Va. in May, where she is majoring in photography and anthropology and minoring in art history. She is applying to the Peace Corps as well as teaching jobs abroad for next year. Gabe Jones earned All-ODAC Conference Honorable Mention recognition as a member of the Randolph-Macon College football team. Colin Lockhart is finishing up his last year at the Air Force Academy, where he plays lacrosse, and then will be headed off to pilot training in August! I think that is everything! We had a great response this time! Thanks to everyone.
Margaret von Werssowetz firstname.lastname@example.org and Jack Pitney email@example.com 5th Reunion: June 2011
Hey everyone! I hope this edition of class notes finds everyone doing well. I am back at Sewanee for the Easter semester after spending the fall abroad. Kiki McCaslin and I both participated in Classical European Studies, a Sewanee and Rhodes program that led us from summer in Sewanee to Lincoln College in Oxford and then to Greece, Turkey, and Italy, studying ancient Greece and Rome. At the end of our trip we met up with Miller Cornelson in London for a few days. Miller was spending his fall at St. Andrews in Scotland with one of our other Sewanee friends. After returning from abroad, I stayed at home in Charleston until the start of this semester. I saw many EHS people around town, including Caitlin Dirkes, Katharine Pelzer, and Dina Clay. Caitlin is enjoying her transfer to College of Charleston and living in a house with some other girls from New York. Katharine took a semester off from Chapel Hill in the fall and was living at home, working for Linda Ketner’s campaign and nannying among other things. She is now back at school for the spring. Dina is still loving CofC, and I always seem to run into her at the Mexican restaurant where she works, Juanita Greenberg’s. Over New Year’s, I went to the Bahamas with Kingsley Trotter, Sarah Montz, Molly Wheaton, Bess Trotter ’09, and Bridgette Ewing ’09. We had a great time. Kingsley, recently returned from a semester in France, even managed to tear herself away from the “Twilight” books long enough to pay attention to me. After New Year’s, Sarah set out for a semester in Sevilla, Spain, where she may even meet up with good ol’ Kate McKenna. Back at W&L with Mason Tillett and Fletcher Dunn, Molly is addicted to Rock Band and blogging, and she is planning to visit Sarah in Spain over SB2k9.
Another portion of the EHS crew, including Thomas and Paul Light, Walker Francis, Miller Cornelson, Daniel Gottwald, Carrie Coker, and Elizabeth Harrison – the list goes on but I can’t remember everyone – met up in Charleston to ring in the New Year. While Miller and Dan are holding down the fort at Sewanee with me, Kiki, Jackson Tucker, Eric Utermohlen, and our recent addition, Clay Schutte, the U.Va. kids are also sticking together. Elizabeth Harrison reports, “I’m having a great time at U.Va., where I am a government major. I’m living with Carrie Coker and Holly Casey and enjoy seeing Stephen Shaw, Paul and Thomas Light, and Mark Battin all the time.” Honour Alston is also at U.Va., where she claims she never sees anyone because nursing school is ruling her life with 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. days. You go, girl. Jack Pitney visited U.Va. at the beginning of the semester, and now he is still enjoying Trinity where he sees Harper Cullen, Caroline Kelso ’07, and Ford Phillips ’07 regularly. Missing from U.Va. this semester is Eliza Hopper, who is studying abroad at the University of Edinburgh in Edinburgh, Scotland, focusing on the history of British art and British history, and she will most likely be spending her summer working in London at an art gallery. As for our other friends up and down the east coast: Peyton Killeen is still laxin’ at Boston College, staying in killa shape and getting in minor car accidents. Congratulations to her sister, Ryan Killeen ’02, who recently got engaged and is moving back to Charleston. Peyton, this means I am expecting regular visits. Anne Womble is still at N.C. State, doing a lot of work and babysitting, and she is planning on living in N.Y.C. this summer. Lizzie Martin is having a big semester at Chapel Hill, learning to make a Web site/blog in her computer class, considering the pros and cons of bunny-adoption,
and starting a knitting club! This fall, Cami Pastrick started the Vanderbilt Chapter of SAVE (Student Association for Voter Empowerment), a national nonprofit, non-partisan organization that registers people to vote in the presidential election and promotes civil education. Her chapter registered 1,361 students, and Cami was even on the national news! Aside from that, Cami has been spending her time looking at LOLcatz and recently got a really cute new cockapoo named Rory. Back at Rollins after traveling the world on Semester at Sea with Eleanor Cooper, Nea Fowle is full of big news. She writes, “First, I’m brunette. It’s been a few months now, but I just found the color that I love. It’s the same color as Suri, so you know I look good. Second, I got a car, and I have been vrooming around…mostly around campus because I have a tendency to drive on the wrong side of the road. Mostly I’m sticking with my bike (good for the environment and my figure). And third, my house is a frat house; there is duct tape all over the walls, but luckily it’s neon pink and green.” Good stuff, Nea. Ina Dixon writes, “I’ve been very busy at St. John’s this year! I’m studying calculus, physics, French, and modern philosophy. I’ve also been elected as a student representative to the St. John’s Board of Visitors and Governors, as well as president of our Student Delegate Council.” Gift Maworere earned honorable mention All-Big East honors for the second consecutive year and served as team captain for the West Virginia University soccer team. Mary Lane is in her third year at Middlebury. She is interning with the Associated Press and will spend her second semester in Germany. Patrick Fleming is serving on the editorial board for The Daily Tar
Heel, the school newspaper. This past summer, he and two friends started a grass roots fundraiser in association with the Lance Armstrong Foundation called “Climb for the Cure,” in which they raised money for cancer research and climbed the Grand, Middle, and South Tetons. Sloan Battle writes, “Mason Tillett, Rutledge Long, and I spent the summer in Big Sky, Mont., working at the Yellowstone Club. It was a great experience for us city-slickers to be immersed in the great outdoors. We went on several camping trips, encountering all sorts of wildlife, including grizzly bears. Also, we went to Glacier National Park, which was beautiful. Secondly, over Christmas break I flew to Atlanta to meet up with Jenner Wood and David Lambeth, who picked me up from the airport, and we drove to Charleston to meet a ton of EHSers to celebrate New Year’s at OMalleys/Fleets Landing. Lastly, and most importantly, I just returned from the Super Bowl with my brother. As a lifelong Steelers fan, this was absolute Nirvana to see the Steelers pull out a win in such dramatic fashion in one of the best games in NFL history (from a non-Steeler standpoint as well). It was the highlight of my year so far, and I am sure it will stay that way. Interestingly enough, on my senior page for Whispers I wrote to my brother that one day we would see the Steelers win the Super Bowl together (because he was in Iraq when they won in 2006, our graduating year). Little did I know that it would come this soon! GO STEELERS!” Mason, who just got back from a semester in Spain, also attended to Super Bowl along with Kingsley and her family. Another one of the Big Sky crew, Rutledge Long, writes: “Last semester, eight other people and I completed an 80-day NOLS course in New Zealand. The semester was divided into three separate sections: tramping,
whitewater canoeing, and mountaineering. We studied natural history, biology, risk management, leadership, and first aid. Unreal! I would recommend a NOLS course to anyone. Post-NOLS, a buddy and I roadtripped for 20 days living out the back of a green and purple rental van. Think Mystery Machine. We traveled both the South and North Islands. We celebrated Thanksgiving in Dneden, skydived and bungie jumped in Queenstown, golfed and luxuriated at the top-10 international golf club, Cape Kidnappers, hiked the golden beaches of the Abel Tasman track, took a helicopter ride over Doubtful Sound in Fjordland, and hit the clubs of Christchurch. New Zealand is spectacular and the Kiwi people are sweet!” And finally, Clay Schutte reports, “Elysian Fields, a music festival started by Teddy Grover, Liz Schutte ’10, and me, will take place June 19-21. Hope lots of EHS folks will be there.” Sounds like a good time. I miss you all, and please write to me or Jack if you have any news!
Catherine Coley firstname.lastname@example.org and Warner Blunt email@example.com 5th Reunion: June 2012
Well, it feels like the last class notes just came out, but living the lives that we do, there are always updates: This past weekend, U.Va. played UNC in hoops, bringing a victory for the Tar Heels and nearly 20 Episcopal alums to Chapel Hill. Although I was anticipating Katie Grover coming to visit me, I did not expect three mystery blondes, sneaking through the back door of the Chi Omega house’s kitchen with arms full of Nilla Wafers and chips, to be none other than Anna Belk and Franny Kupersmith under the mischievous leadership of Claire Schmitt. Claire has become an
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Martin ’06, Hillary Harper ’05, Charlotte Woltz ’05, Alston Armfield ’05, Caroline Fedora ’05, Preston Kelly ’06, Kingsley Trotter ’06, Claire Schmitt ’07, Catherine Coley ’07, and Kristina Fondren ’07 welcomed them into the sorority. Rebecca Hart joined Alpha Delta Pi, Emily Urquhart joined Tri-Delta, and Will Hand joined Phi Gam at Chapel Hill as well. Leah is playing club squash and Emily is on the women’s crew team, so they are both kept very busy at school.
expert at kitchen break-ins and intramural water polo. Franny and Anna appeared more mature than when I last saw them, although their first words upon seeing me were “No, she’s going to eat the Nilla Wafers!” Thanks, ladies. It was great to see you, too. The weekend was a whirlwind of wonderful reunions! Katie Grover, Kristina Fondren, the mischievous blondes, and I packed into the Chi O house for the weekend. Rumors have been surfacing that perhaps Steve Shaw ’06 and Thomas Light ’06 made a quesadilla in our kitchen. Sources have not been checked. Other sightings included Elizabeth Harrison ’06 and Carrie Coker ’06. On a similar U.Va. note, Sallie Madden writes that she had a great year living with Anna Belk and having Annabel Rose right downstairs, too! Sallie made her debut with Ashley Craddock ’06 and celebrated with an EHS mini-Reunion. ’Tis the season for debutantes: I debuted in Winter Park, Fla., having a ball with Kristina Fondren and Katie Grover, among some UNC pals. We enjoyed the 85-degree December weather with escapades at Universal Studios and Gatorland. Herng Lee spent the past summer teaching math and science to middle school students in Manchester, N.H., as part of the Breakthrough Collaborative, a long-term academic program designed to put underprivileged students on the college track. Kwang Maeng, after completing his first semester of sophomore year, has returned to Korea to serve two years in the military. He will return to Duke in the spring of 2011, and he sends his best to everyone. We send our best to you, Kwang!
Members of the Class of ’08 enjoyed a mini-reunion before heading off to college. Left to right: Lily Fowle, Eleanor Galloway, Ann deSaussure, Lucy Glaize, Leah Andress, Amanda Weisiger, Carson Roberts, and Eliza Coker.
Alexandra French will be dancing for 30 hours straight in Northwestern’s Dance Marathon! She hopes to raise $400 for Project Kindle to raise awareness about AIDS and HIV. Alex, you might have to pace yourself, if you plan to groove just as you did for senior skits, but I have faith in the originality of your dance moves. You go, girl! Van Nguyen was recently accepted to Emory University’s Goizueta Business School to pursue her undergraduate business degree. She will be part of the program starting spring 2009. Kidder Williams responded to the class notes with a very unusual but seemingly convincing update. She writes, “I lost my car, reported it stolen, found it myself, then got pulled over by six cops and a detective for driving a stolen car.” I would not have expected anything less from the always-colorful Kidder Williams. Well, that’s all folks! Oh, I’ll be handing over note taking to Big Warner for the next year. Surprise! I’m headed to Copenhagen in the fall and Hong Kong in the spring through Kenan-Flagler’s Globe Program (Global Learning
Opportunities in Business Education), an 11-month international program, collaborating with the Copenhagen Business School and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. But feel free to send any updates through the alumni Web site. Have a great summer. Sayonara! Catherine
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Eliza Coker, Eleanor Galloway, and Amanda Weisiger are loving Vanderbilt, and all three of them just recently joined Kappa Alpha Theta! Amanda spontaneously purchased a cat named Moet in the beginning of year for a little spice in her dorm room. Sadly, Moet is no longer with Amanda and her roommate. She misses him a lot. Eliza, Eleanor, and Amanda see Lindsey Dorman ’07 a lot at Theta sorority functions. They also see Ross Parkerson ’06, Carter Coker ’03, Cameron Pastrick ’06, and Tyler Baldwin ’06 around campus.
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It’s pretty safe to say that the Class of 2008 has adjusted well to college and that everyone loves their school decisions. Leah Andress had Eliza Coker, Amanda Weisiger, Lily Fowle, Carson Roberts, Eleanor Galloway, Ann deSaussure, Parham Barber, Tommi Coxe, and me to Atlantic Beach in August for one last time together before splitting up to go to college. We also got to see Ann Gordon Pelletier, Will Hand, Connor Williams ’10, and Reddin Woltz ’10 while we were down there. Since then, Leah Andress and Tommi Coxe both joined Chi Omega at UNC. Lizzie
Just around the corner at Sewanee, Tess Waldrop, Parham Barber, Juli White, Graham Jones, Spencer Graves, Whit Whitmire, and lots more Episcopal friends are having a great time. Tess loves Sewanee and has made friends with the Woodberry boys there! Of course, she sees a lot of Episcopal alums around campus. She and Juli live together and are really enjoying the social scene down there. Tess is looking forward to spending the summer in France. The Sewanee crowd sees a fair amount of Eliza, Eleanor, and Amanda when the three go down to visit from Nashville. Parham has experienced lots of exciting adventures at Sewanee. She is having lots of fun and has met lots of new people. On a much different note, Graham just recently joined
the KA fraternity. He and Spencer are keeping their minds on the upcoming lacrosse season. Lindsey deButts is also looking forward to her lacrosse season at Princeton. She traveled to Australia over Christmas break with her team. They played against the Australian National Team, which is the reigning world champion team. She got a considerable amount of playing time and will be playing defense this season. She sees Peter Dunbar ’06, Frances deSaussure ’06, and Sarah Vance ’06 frequently around campus. Leigh Ainsworth is at Trinity University in Texas now. She has seen Andrew Shiels and Kyle Lewis ’07 around campus. She went to Colorado with Sara Shiels ’10 and Clare Simon ’11 last summer. Barbara Bai also loves being in New England. She says the weather in Boston is not actually that bad! She has made time to join an a cappella group at school. Barbara and Khadijah Hall performed on stage together for Tufts’ “Jumbo Idol!” in the fall. Boston has also been a great place for Johnny Motley. He says that Harvard has been awesome. He is right in the heart of wrestling season right now. He wrestles at 133 pounds this year. Besides wrestling, Johnny has been doing a mentoring program through Harvard for children in South Boston. He is mentoring a 13-year-old boy from the Dominican Republic, and it has been a really fun and rewarding experience. Between wrestling, mentoring, and academics, he is very busy. In some of the free time he does have, he has seen Spencer McKenna. Spencer is also enjoying his time in Boston, aside from the cold weather. Trina Brady and Zach Glubiak are living the high life in New
York City. Trina is having a great time at Fordham. Zach was busy during the fall playing soccer for Columbia. He, Lee Carter, and Tom Weaver went to Europe over the summer. They backpacked from Paris to Rome. Sadly, there are no pictures because Lee lost his camera, phone, and passport. Since graduation, Lindsey Fay spent time in Nova Almeida, Brazil, for a mission trip with a United Methodist youth choir. Tucker Clarkson traveled around a little bit after graduation, going to music festivals after spending six weeks in the Bahamas. Along with many Episcopal students and alums, he also went to the Elysian Fields Music Festival at the Schuttes’ farm. According to Tucker, the festival was “siiiiiick.” After that, he and Liz Schutte ’10 went to Nevis, followed by Floyd Fest with Jeremy Austin, Dylan Harry, Steven Lambeth, Todd Becker, and Parham. Tucker is having a blast at UGA with fellow classmate Carson Roberts. He says that everyone should go see a show in Athens! He joined Chi Phi at the start of school. Just like Tucker, Carson loves being at Georgia. She is having a lot of fun with Kappa Kappa Gamma. And don’t worry, because Chris Summers is still extremely into the music scene. He is studying in the Scripps College of Communication at OU with a major in music production. He has his own radio show called “Lobsterboom” that specializes in Hip Hop/R&B on www. acrn.com. His music has been on the radio and getting known around campus. On top of that, he runs an independent production company called 1Side Music. His friend, Jean Pierre Johnson, is currently recording his album “Thought Process.” He suggests these Web sites to check out: www.myspace.com/djshine and www.myspace.com/1sidemusic.
Carter Voss wants everyone to know that he doesn’t have his own radio show, but he’s still alive! He’s having a great time down at SMU with Marguerite Kleinheinz and a couple other, older Episcopal graduates. Out in Chicago, Albert Yan is very involved at Northwestern. He is continuing music and violin studies in various ways, including playing in the Northwestern Orchestra and various chamber groups. He is also on the Associated Student Government as a public relations agent. He worked on layout and design for the Daily Northwestern, the student newspaper. Nelson Jenkins is having an awesome time at school. He is majoring in physics and mechanical engineering and considering a minor in art. He is in an undergraduate program for S.T.E.M. majors, where students get to go to science conferences, etc. Nelson has kept in good touch with Warren Choi and is still happily together with Kelly Onyejiaka.
John Everhart, Cody Wisker, Scott Caslow, Barrett Bles, Dave Carey, and Annie Johnson frequently. Liz, John, and Elly all reported that they could not be happier at U.Va., too! Rush just recently wrapped up at U.Va. Todd joined SAE, Liz joined Theta, Elly is in Alpha Phi, and John is in St. Elmo’s Hall. Avery McIntosh, Dylan Harry, and I are having an excellent time in Vermont. It has been quite the adventure going to school together since the elementary years. The Green Mountains are gorgeous and have been covered in snow since November. We have been lucky enough to get well over our fair share of skiing in since then. UVM has a bi-annual tradition called the Naked Bike Ride that occurs at midnight on the last day of each semester. Dylan braved the 9-degree, snowy weather and biked through campus that night while Avery and I stood bundled in the crowds. The workload is a little more than expected here, but we are looking forward to the rest of spring semester!
Back in Virginia, Ali Shepard made the equestrian team at Christopher Newport University and will be competing in the IHSA Zone 4! Wes Graf is having lots of fun at W&L and, just like Tess, has made friends with some Woodberry boys! They traveled to Charlottesville to see a concert this fall, and saw a bunch of friends from Episcopal at U.Va. He has seen a lot of Fletcher Dunn ’06, Molly Wheaton ’06, and Sarah Montz ’06 around Lexington. Wes has also seen Eliza since graduation while he was working in a restaurant with Graham in Nantucket this summer. He just recently joined SAE at W&L. Todd Becker is having a blast at U.Va. and sees Liz McLean, Elly Montague, Kyle Liddick,
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Charles Sheppard Pryor ’99 to Rebecca Miller, Oct. 10, 2008
Pearce Moncure Campbell to Jennifer and David Campbell ’84, Aug. 31, 2008
Elizabeth Hunter Hackney ’99 to Joe Davies, Oct. 18, 2008 James Benjamin Doswell ’00 to Lucy Long, Oct. 11, 2008
James Daniel Coleman to Amanda and Harrison Coleman ’87, Dec. 20, 2008
Pattie Lee Tennille ’01 to Hunter Carson, Oct. 18, 2008
Elizabeth Tarbutton to Jennifer and Benjie Tarbutton ’87, Jan. 2, 2009
Lucius Courtenay Beebe, Jr. ’02 to Romney Lee Willson, Oct. 4, 2008
Stewart Burgess Wiley to Katy and Bill Wiley ’89, April 7, 2008 Helen Murphey McCabe to Merrick and Mike McCabe ’92, Dec. 4, 2008 Mary Varina and Pierson Willse to Varina and Walker Willse ’93, Dec. 9, 2008 Elsa Hudson Billig to Eric and Katrina Kasten Billig ’94, Oct. 22, 2008 Ellen Gray Chapman to Priscilla and Teddy Chapman ’94, Jan. 15, 2009 Mazie Jarrett to Kelley and Luke Jarrett ’94, October 2008 Grace Simpson to Ann and Will Simpson ’94, Nov. 10, 2008 Pierson Leguy Teer to Emerson Teer ’95 and Alison Lukes Teer ’95, February 2009 Reese Tinsley Porter to Beth and Charlie Porter ’98, Jan. 22, 2009 Ann Reid Chapman to Will Chapman ’99 and Georgeanna Milam Chapman ’99, Jan 27, 2009 Devin Wyatt Harris to Vanessa and David Harris ’00, Dec. 30, 2008
In Memoriam henry taylor wickham ’37 of Richmond, Va., died Nov. 10, 2008. At Episcopal, Mr. Wickham was a Monitor and member of the Blackford Literary and Missionary societies. He also played football. He continued his education at the University of Virginia, where he earned his undergraduate and law degrees. Mr. Wickham served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy during World War II, stationed aboard the U.S.S. Knight.
After the war, Mr. Wickham was an assistant attorney general of Virginia before joining the law firm Mays & Valentine (now Troutman Sanders) in Richmond, Va. He was chairman of the board for the Valentine Museum and a member of the board of the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities. He is survived by his wife, Margaret; a son, George B. Wickham ’74; three daughters; seven grandchildren; and five step-grandchildren.
john wills moses ’38 of Spartanburg, S.C., died July 16, 2005. While at EHS, Col. Moses was a member of Chronicle, “Whispers,” Choir, Fairfax Literary Society, and Declamation Society. He also played football, basketball, and baseball. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1943, where he was cadet lieutenant, wrote for the student newspaper, and played lacrosse. Col. Moses later continued his education at the University of Michigan, where he studied aeronautical engineering. Col. Moses served 25 years in the U.S. Army, including tours in World War II and the Korean War. He was assigned to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in London, England, for his proficiency in foreign
languages. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal, and Legion of Merit. After leaving the military, Col. Moses spent 20 years in a second career in investment banking, retiring from Smith Barney, Inc., in 1988. He volunteered with Mobile Meals and was active with the Boy Scouts of America, from whom he received the Silver Beaver Award. He also was president of the Kiwanis Club, Piedmont Club, and The Retired Officers Association of Spartanburg, as well as a member of the board of trustees for Spartanburg Methodist College. He is survived by his wife, Virginia; a son, John W. Moses, Jr. ’73; two daughters; six grandchildren; and a brother.
stuart grattan christian, jr. ’39 of Richmond, Va., died Feb.8, 2009. At Episcopal, Mr. Christian was a Monitor. He attended the University of Virginia before serving as a communications sergeant in World War II, landing in Normandy on the day after D-Day. He was awarded two Purple Hearts for his bravery and service.
Museum of the Confederacy’s advisory board, and vice president of the board of governors for the Richmond Home for Boys. The Virginia Historical Society named the Stuart G. Christian, Jr., Trustees Lecture Series in his honor.
He spent more than 30 years working at Universal Leaf Tobacco Company, Inc., in Richmond, Va., traveling around the world in support of the company. Mr. Christian retired from the firm as a senior vice president.
He served as president of the Tobacco Association of the United States; vice president of the Leaf Tobacco Exporters Association; director of Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Virginia; and director of the regional board of First and Merchants National Bank.
Throughout his lifetime, Mr. Christian raised funds for causes he supported, and he was named Volunteer of the Year by the Central Virginia Chapter of the National Society of Fund Raising Excellence. He was president of the Virginia Historical Society’s board of trustees, chairman of the Valentine Museum’s board, a member of the
He is survived by his wife, Margaret; a son, Stuart G. Christian III ’75; three daughters; and eight grandchildren, including A. Stuart Ryan ’03. Other EHS relatives include his brother, Raleigh C. Christian ’35, and his cousin, George L. Christian III ’35.
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robert murray cheston ’40 of Baltimore, Md., died Jan. 27, 2009. On the Hill, Mr. Cheston was a Monitor, president of the Fairfax Literary Society, and a member of the Missionary Society, “E” Club, Choir, Hop Committee, and Glee Club. He captained the squash team and played football and baseball. After Episcopal, Mr. Cheston attended the University of Virginia and Johns Hopkins University before enlisting in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He later graduated from Rutgers University’s Graduate School of Banking in 1958. Mr. Cheston began his career in banking in 1946 with Stroud and Co. in Philadelphia, Pa. He worked for Stein Brothers and Boyce in Baltimore, Md., before joining the Maryland National Bank. He rose to become vice president of personnel and then of lending, and managed the
bank’s London affiliate for four years. He retired in 1981, but later that year became president of First National Bank of Southern Maryland. Mr. Cheston remained there as a vice president until his retirement in 1987. He was a member of the Community Chest of Baltimore, the National Association of Bank Comptrollers, and the board of the Arthritis and Rheumatism Foundation of Maryland. He also belonged to the Society of Colonial Wars, Maryland Club, South River Club, Elkridge Club, and Wednesday Club. He is survived by his two sons; a daughter; 11 grandchildren, including Edward M. Cheston ’95, Elizabeth D. Cheston ’97, Anne S. Duke ’98, and Samuel P. Duke III ’04; and five great-grandchildren.
jaquelin marshall harrison ’40 of Virginia Beach, Va., died Jan. 22, 2009. While at Episcopal, Dr. Harrison was a Monitor and member of the football team. He received a Whittle Prize in 1937. After graduation, Dr. Harrison earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia. He attended medical school at U.Va. while in the U.S. Army Specialized Training Program; he then served two years in the Army Medical Corp.
He completed his surgical residency at the Medical College of Virginia in 1954, becoming a full-time member of the college’s faculty and working in the department of surgery until 1970. Dr. Harrison then joined Surgical Associates of Richmond, retiring in 1990. He is survived by his wife, Marybelle; a son; two daughters; three step-children; four grandchildren; and a sister.
robert marshall voyles ’45 of Vero Beach, Fla., died Jan. 15, 2009.
As a student, Mr. Voyles was a Monitor and member of the football team. He attended the Alabama Polytechnic Institute (now Auburn University), where he played football and was a member of Kappa Alpha fraternity. He earned his bachelor’s degree in 1949.
He played semi-professional football with the Vero Beach Blue Streaks in Florida from 1949 through 1950. Mr. Voyles continued his connection with the sport as a high school official and volunteer sports announcer for radio station WTTB.
Mr. Voyles had a diverse career. He partnered with his father in Vero Beach, Fla.; together they farmed tomatoes and then owned Royal Palm Motors. He later operated Voyles Sporting Goods before joining Wilson Sporting Goods Company. In the late 1950s, he opened a Sherwin-Williams Paint Store, which he expanded into a home decorating center. He also was the first customer service representative for the City of Vero Beach. He joined Graves Brothers Citrus Co. in 1972, retiring as general manager in 1993.
He was a member of the Indian River Historical Society and Vero Heritage, Inc., and past president of both the Vero Beach Jaycees and the Exchange Club of Vero Beach. He also was active with the Boy Scouts of America: he was a local scout master, member of the Gulf Stream Council, and a recipient of the Silver Beaver Award. He is survived by his wife, Judy; two daughters; four sons; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a brother; and a stepmother.
thomas w.c. birge ’48 of Fairfax, Va., died Jan. 29, 2009. At Episcopal, Col. Birge was a Monitor, captain of the undefeated 1947 varsity football team, and a member of the “E” Club and track team. As a senior, he was named Most Valuable Football Player and set the School record for most points in a season (125), which was unbroken until 1961, as well as the School record for shot put. Col. Birge received the Football Prize and Rinehart Medal for Athletic Worth, and he was inducted into the Episcopal High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 1993. The Alexandria Sportsman’s Club named him as one of Alexandria’s 100 Greatest Athletes in 1999.
VMI Monogram Club. After earning his bachelor’s degree in physics, Col. Birge entered the U.S. Air Force. Col. Birge served in the Vietnam War and was awarded the Silver Star for heroics. During the course of his career he also received the Legion of Merit, three Distinguished Flying Crosses, 10 Air Medals, and two Air Force Medals. In 1970, he returned to Virginia to serve as a staff officer in the office of the Air Force Chief of Staff until his retirement in 1977. He then worked for the DCS Corporation until his second retirement. He is survived by his wife, Sally; four children; two stepsons; and 12 grandchildren.
He attended the Virginia Military Institute on a football scholarship. He also ran track and was president of the
charles scott venable barclay ’50 of Littleton, Colo., died Sept. 15, 2008. As a student, Mr. Barclay was a member of the Wilmer and Blackford literary societies, as well as the Missionary Society. He ran track, wrestled, and played football. After graduation, he earned his bachelor’s degree from the Virginia Military Institute. He began graduate school at the University of Arizona before entering the U.S. Army in 1955. Mr. Barclay attended Ranger School and served in the 82nd Airborne Division; he was company commander at Fort Jackson in South Carolina. After he left the military, Mr. Barclay continued his education at the University of Arizona, earning a master’s
degree in geology. He worked at Bear Creek Mining Company before taking a position as a geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey in Colorado, where he remained for 27 years. He was active in the Geological Society of America, the Colorado Scientific Society, the Colorado Mountain Club, and the Chautauqua Association, and he pursued a doctoral degree at the University of Colorado. He is survived by three children, four grandchildren, and his brother, Julius P. Barclay ’42. Other EHS relatives include his cousins, Maxwell V. Parker ’50 and Charles S. Parker ’53.
frederic scott bocock ’50 of Richmond, Va., died Nov. 24, 2008. Mr. Bocock was a Monitor and a member of the Blackford Literary and Missionary societies. He played tennis and was alternate captain for the wrestling team. After graduation, Mr. Bocock attended the University of Virginia, earning a bachelor’s degree in history. There he captained the wrestling team and was vice president of the student council, publisher of the yearbook, and a member of the Seven Society, Raven Society, Omicron Delta Kappa honor society, Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity, IMP Society, and Eli Banana. He served two years as an officer in the U.S. Navy before joining investment banking and brokerage firm Scott & Stringfellow, which was co-founded by his grandfather. He retired from the firm as vice chairman after a 51-year career.
Mr. Bocock was president of the Richmond Memorial Hospital Board; a founding member and past president of the Board of Trustees of the Richmond Memorial Health Foundation; and president of the Men’s Advisory Board of the Virginia Home. He also served on the boards for the Instructive Visiting Nurses’ Association, St. Catherine’s School, Historic Richmond Foundation, Friends of the Richmond Public Library, Sheltering Arms Hospital, and the Hand Workshop. He is survived by his wife, Roberta; two sons, John H. Bocock ’82 and Alexander H. Bocock ’86; two daughters; 14 grandchildren; and a sister.
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andré calvert farish ’50 of Natchez, Miss., died Jan. 24, 2009. On the Hill, Mr. Farish was a Monitor and member of the Missionary Society, “E” Club, and Hop Committee. He played soccer and varsity football.
Off-Road Endurance Race – his team took first place one year, beating renowned actor and racer Steve McQueen.
After graduation, Mr. Farish attended the University of Houston, where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He interrupted his education to enlist in the U.S. Army and serve in the Korean War. He received several medals and citations, including the Purple Heart, for his service.
Mr. Farish later sold the dealership and opened South Central Air Transport Airlines, which provided commuter air service in the Southwest. He also purchased and restored a historic property in the Natchez Underthe-Hill district, which he opened as the Under-the-Hill Saloon in 1975. He was instrumental in the revitalization of this historic area, which is now a thriving tourist and commercial region.
He graduated from the University of Houston and then oversaw his family’s agricultural interests at Achilles Plantation. Mr. Farish also owned Quality Volkswagen in Natchez, Miss. He had a love of classic cars and automobile racing, competing several times in the Baja 1,000
He is survived by his son, André C. Farish, Jr. ’74; a daughter; six grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
campbell lawrence stubbs ’50 of Hamden, Conn., died Feb. 13, 2009. At Episcopal, Mr. Stubbs was a Cheerleader and a member of the Choir, Glee Club, Dramatics Club, Missionary Society, Blackford Literary Society, and the Chronicle and “Whispers” boards. He wrestled and played football and tennis. After graduation, he attended the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in French. He then enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving two years in the Pacific and two years as an instructor at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.
Mr. Stubbs attended graduate school in Connecticut before beginning a 50-year career in the computer industry. He was founder and president of the management technology firm Essex Management Center. He also continued his naval service in the Reserves, from which he retired as a commander. He is survived by his wife, Claire; two sons, including Willard B. Stubbs ’81; a daughter; four grandchildren; and a brother.
wallace stuart mccloy, jr. ’56 of Memphis, Tenn., died Dec. 15, 2008. On the Hill, Mr. McCloy was valedictorian of his class and a Monitor, Cheerleader, and literary editor for “Whispers.” He also was a member of the “E” Club, Missionary Society, Dramatics Club, and Blackford Literary Society. He wrestled and played football and tennis. Mr. McCloy received the R. Walton Moore Medal for Reading, the William Winder Laird Medal for French, and a Whittle Prize. After graduation, he attended Princeton University. There he majored in dramatic literature, played varsity tennis, and was vice president of Quadrangle his senior year.
He continued his education at Vanderbilt Law School, earning his law degree in 1963. Mr. McCloy served two years in the U.S. Army, attaining the rank of captain. He then returned to Memphis, Tenn., to practice law in his father’s firm. He continued to practice law until his retirement. He is survived by five children; three grandchildren; a stepdaughter; a brother; and a sister.
george carruthers covington ’71 of Charlotte, N.C., died Dec. 9, 2008. As a student, Mr. Covington was a member of the “E” Club, Blackford Literary Society, Grins and Grimaces Executive Committee, and Hop Committee, as well as the varsity football and wrestling teams. He attended Davidson College, earning his bachelor’s degree in 1975. He worked in New York for a time and then attended graduate school at Emory University. Mr. Covington joined the faculty at Albuquerque Academy in New Mexico in 1977, teaching American history and coaching football and wrestling.
a law clerk in Richmond, Va., before joining Kennedy Covington Lobdell & Hickman in Charlotte, N.C. He spent 16 years with the firm before becoming a partner at King & Spalding in 2007. He was a member of the American Law Institute, the Judicial Conference of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Securities Industries Association. He is survived by his wife, Claudia; two sons; a daughter, Abigail S. Covington ’06; a brother; and two sisters. Other EHS family members include his nephew, Howard W. Covington III ’91.
In 1981, Mr. Covington entered law school at the University of North Carolina. After graduation, he was
robert saunier hornsby, jr. ’99 of Yancey Mills, Va., died Jan. 15, 2009. At Episcopal, Mr. Hornsby played lacrosse, soccer, and track. He was a member of the Outdoor, Environmental, and Spectrum clubs, and he received the Selby Barnes Papin Medal for Excellence in Spanish. He studied Spanish and philosophy at the University of Vermont in Burlington, earning degrees in both subjects in 2004. A talented guitarist, Mr. Hornsby was a regular on the Charlottesville, Va., music scene, playing in diverse styles such as rock, bluegrass, reggae, and jazz.
He began performing with his uncle, Grammy-winning musician Bruce Hornsby, on stage in 2000, and is featured on his albums “Halcyon Days” and “Intersections,” as well as his newest album, which is currently in production. He is survived by his parents, Robert and Ann Hornsby, and sister, Susannah.
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Memorial and Honor Gifts M
any donors choose to make memorial gifts to Episcopal High School as a way to pay tribute to friends and loved ones. We are grateful to the following donors, who contributed to EHS from Nov. 1, 2008, to Feb. 15, 2009.
memorial gifts In Memory of Miss Caroline Elizabeth Anderson ’97 Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Gookin Dr. and Mrs. Charles H. Skipper In Memory of Dr. William Cooke Andrews Mr. and Mrs. William Smith Peebles IV ’73 In Memory of Ms. Kristin Ashley Armistead ’00 Mr. Mark C. Prescott In Memory of Dr. Lauren Michelle Armistead ’97 Mr. Mark C. Prescott In Memory of Col. Thomas W. C. Birge ’48 Mr. and Mrs. Norris Arnold Broyles, Jr. ’48 Mr. and Mrs. Christian V. Holland, Jr. ’48 Mr. and Mrs. Homer Watson Kiefer, Jr. ’48 Mr. Hugh I. Richardson, Jr. ’48 Mr. Dalton Dillard Ruffin ’48 In Memory of Mr. Frederic Scott Bocock ’50 Mr. and Mrs. William Verner Daniel ’46 Mr. Beverley P. Eggleston III ’62 Mr. and Mrs. James Franklin Kelley III ’50 Mr. and Mrs. John Maurice Trask, Jr. ’54 Dr. and Mrs. David Kerndt Wiecking ’50
In Memory of Mr. Patrick Henry Callaway Mr. William Anderson Parker, Jr. ’45 Mr. and Mrs. Robert Love Taylor, Jr. ’57 In Memory of Mr. David McGee Carmines ’95 Mr. Robert Ford Birdsey ’95 In Memory of Mr. George Douglas Miller Cary ’32 Mrs. Cary Tilton Doyle In Memory of Mr. Hunsdon Cary, Jr. ’24 Mrs. Cary Tilton Doyle In Memory of Mr. Miles Fairfax Cary ’40 Mrs. Cary Tilton Doyle In Memory of Mr. Randolph Jefferson Cary, Sr. ’39 Mrs. Cary Tilton Doyle In Memory of Dr. Robert Spann Cathcart III ’57 Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hamilton Cathcart ’60 Mr. and Mrs. William J. Gibbs Mr. and Mrs. Mark DeWolf Gibson ’57 Mr. and Mrs. David Maybank, Jr. ’50 Mr. and Mrs. Edward K. Pritchard, Jr. ’56 Mr. and Mrs. John Ballard Syer ’57
In Memory of Mr. Robert Murray Cheston ’40 Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Bremermann, Jr. Mrs. Julia W. Buchanan The Hon. and Mrs. E. Mackall Childs Ms. Margaret J. Clarity Mr. and Mrs. C. David Cook Mrs. Sue Leetch Harvey Mrs. Eugenia B. Morgan Mr. John Stewart Morton, Jr. ’38 Mr. William T. Murray and Ms Virginia Clagett Mr. and Mrs. William M. Owen Mr. and Mrs. James H. Peace Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. Peace Mrs. Robert L. Randolph, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. George M. S. Riepe Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Winstead Mr. and Mrs. Addison Worthington ’49 In Memory of Mr. George Carruthers Covington ’71 Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bagley IV ’72 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Jenkins Gilchrist ’71 Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Downing Mears, Jr. ’71 In Memory of Mr. Samuel Cooper Dawson, Jr. ’27 Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Tylander In Memory of Dr. Edward Ryant Dyer, Jr. ’35 Mrs. Edward R. Dyer, Jr. In Memory of Mr. Andre Calvert Farish ’50 Mr. and Mrs. William Knight Russell, Jr. ’50
In Memory of Mr. Robert Wiatt Farrar ’07 Mr. and Mrs. James D. Farrar, Jr. ’70 Mr. Samuel Clay Symonds ’02 In Memory of Mr. William Weems Gates ’93 Mrs. Harold E. Barrett In Memory of Mr. Lucien Minor Geer Mr. and Mrs. Richard Jones Archie ’85 Mr. and Mrs. John F. DePodesta Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Yin-Hwa Liu ’76 Mr. and Mrs. J. Kennard Neal ’77 Dr. and Mrs. Charles H. Skipper Mr. Richard Myers Stubbs Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Tylander In Memory of Mr. John Gravatt Goodwin ’38 Ms. Betsy Goodwin In Memory of Mr. Arthur Powell Gray IV ’64 Dr. and Mrs. Robert Brown Vranian In Memory of Mr. Gary Lynn Hadwin, Jr. ’99 Mr. and Mrs. J. Robert Calliham Mr. and Mrs. William Winston Hoy Mr. Richard Myers Stubbs In Memory of Dr. Jacquelin Marshall Harrison ’40 Dr. and Mrs. W. Levi Old, Jr. ’42 In Memory of Mr. Ernest Helfenstein III ’50 Mr. and Mrs. J. E. G. Craig, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. H. Donald Scott ’50 Dr. and Mrs. Charles H. Skipper
In Memory of Mr. Robert Saunier Hornsby, Jr. ’99 Mr. and Mrs. Donald A. Dalrymple Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Daniels, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Dellinger Mr. and Mrs. Jep Doley Mr. Channing M. Hall III Mr. John Lesslie Hall III Ms. Helen Horal Mrs. Susan H. Hornsby Mr. Joseph G. Howe III Mr. and Mrs. John O Hummel Ms. Jane-Garnet Ishon Mr. and Mrs. John Molo Dr. and Mrs. Allen B. Nichols and Family Mr. Benjamin Noland Mr. L. Christopher Noland Dr. and Mrs. William Levi Old III ’68 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph R. Pinotti Mr. John S. Rhodes Mr. Jim Sinerate Mr. and Mrs. Peter Smith Mr. Richard Spatz Mr. and Mrs. James L. Steyaart Mr. Lynn Walker Steyaart ’00 University of Mary Washington Foundation Ms. Zann M. Wasiljov Mrs. Mildred B. West Ms. Debbie H. White
In Memory of Mr. Collier Cobb Lilly ’85 Mr. and Mrs. Richard Jones Archie ’85 Mr. and Mrs. Anton Joslyn Bueschen, Jr. ‘85 In Memory of Mr. George Mason III ’67 Dr. and Mrs. Charles Pierson Gilchrist III ‘67 In Memory of Mr. B. H. Rutledge Moore ’55 Mr. and Mrs. T. Ladson Webb, Jr. ’69 In Memory of Mr. Allen Carleton Phillips, Jr. Mrs. Allen C. Phillips, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Charles H. Skipper In Memory of Mr. James Walker Stites, Jr. ’44 Mrs. James Walker Stites, Jr. Mrs. Mary Clay Stites In Memory of Mr. John Philip Strubing ’93 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Walker Lamond ’93 In Memory of Mr. Lee Scoville Tilton, Jr. Mrs. Cary Tilton Doyle
In Memory of Mr. Archibald Robinson Hoxton, Jr. ’35 Mr. and Mrs. J. E. G. Craig, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Archibald Robinson Hoxton III ’62
In Memory of Mr. John Luther Walker ’54 Mrs. Jane W. Kerewich
In Memory of Mr. Jason Scott Korsower ’94 Mr. Richard Myers Stubbs
In Memory of Mr. James Owen Watts III ’58 Dr. and Mrs. Macdonald Dick II ’59
In Memory of Mr. Zachary James Lea ’88 Mr. Richard Myers Stubbs
In Memory of Henry Taylor Wickham ’37 Mr. and Mrs. William Smith Peebles IV ’73
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honor gifts In Honor of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Sanford Ainslie, Jr. ’56 Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Wadsworth Couch ’40 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. Edward Trigg Brown ’36 Mrs. Aurelia B. Lewis In Honor of Mrs. Anita B. Doyle Mr. and Mrs. Eugene M. Weber In Honor of Mrs. James M. Ervin ’95 Ms. Florence McLeod Ervin 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 Mr. George Henry Harris IV Mr. David Stephen Hannon ’06 Dr. and Mrs. Stephen J. Hannon II In Honor of Mr. George William Henderson III ’66 Ms. Louise Holt Burton ’02 In Honor of Dr. J. Michael Miller Dr. and Mrs. Randolph V. Merrick In Honor of Ms. Madison Armstrong Murray ’05 Mr. and Mrs. William G. Murray, Jr. In Honor of Mr. William Gray Murray III ’03 Mr. and Mrs. William G. Murray, Jr. In Honor of Mr. Bailey Wilkinson Patrick, Jr. ’11 Mr. and Mrs. J. Ralston Wells In Honor of Mr. William Wells Patrick ’12 Mr. and Mrs. J. Ralston Wells In Honor of The Rengers Family Dr. and Mrs. Charles H. Skipper
In Honor of Mr. Robert J. Rogers, Jr. ’79 and Ms. Rocio M. Mendizabal Mrs. Frank W. Rogers, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Eugene M. Weber In Honor of Mr. Joseph Badger Shelor ’52 Mr. and Mrs. John Lockman Appleby ’77 Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Bradford Tazewell III ’76 In Honor of Capt. Henry VonHoff Stoever IV ’84 Mrs. Cary Tilton Doyle In Honor of Mr. Richard Myers Stubbs Mr. Charles Edward Williams ’04 In Honor of Mr. McLane Tilton, Jr. ’56 Mrs. Cary Tilton Doyle In Honor of Mrs. Elizabeth Andrews Watts Roy R. Charles Charitable Trust In Honor of Mr. Robert Crenshaw Watts III Roy R. Charles Charitable Trust
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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
Field Experiences in Environmental Science
Broadway Bound Musical Theatre Camp
Session 1 – June 14-18, 2009* Session 2 – June 21-25, 2009* This workshop provides instruction in creative, persuasive, and analytical writing skills, as well as opportunities to practice public speaking. Attendees will share their work with their peers in a poetry reading/ storytelling event at the week’s conclusion. Successful authors will make guest appearances, and students will experience field writing in D.C.’s Botanical Gardens. (Boarding or day students entering grades seven through nine) *Duplicate sessions
June 21-26, 2009 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 their 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. (Boarding or day students entering grades seven through nine)
For additional information, please contact: Damian Walsh Director of Summer Programs
June 28 – July 2, 2009 Students will explore personal and service leadership, as well as “realworld” examples of leadership in politics and popular culture. Participants will probe 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. (Boarding students only, entering grades seven through nine)
June 28 – July 2, 2009 Young actors will expand their talents and strengthen techniques for acting in musicals. Attendees will train with professional actors, preparing songs, dances, and scenes 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 entering grades seven through nine)
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