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Volume 64, No. 2 • Fall 2012
In honor of Patrick Callaway, the Callaway Loyalty Society recognizes donors who have generously given to The High School for five or more consecutive years. These donors embody the same fundamental values of honor, integrity, and loyalty that Mr. Callaway demonstrated during his 73-year tenure on the Hill. Renew your membership or join the society by making your 2012-13 roll call gift! Ways to give to the roll call:
• Mail a check •G ive online via Episcopal’s secure website: www.EHSRollCall.org •C all toll-free at 877-EHS-1839 For more information about the callaway loyalty society and the roll call, please contact:
Departments 2 From the Headmaster
3 Around Campus
37 Class Notes
81 In Memoriam
Elizabeth Woodcock, Director of Annual Giving 1200 N. Quaker Lane • Alexandria, VA 22302 Phone: 703-933-4148 • Email: email@example.com www.episcopalhighschool.org Gifts to the roll call are due by june 30, 2013
From the Headmaster
his fall has been a very positive and exciting one on the EHS campus. In September, we welcomed 435 eager students who hail from 28 states and 18 countries. All have now experienced new classes, roommates and faculty, the Burch Trip, mass meetings, chicken footballs, and The Game! The buzz on campus surrounds Townsend Hall, which has transformed from a “hole in the ground” on opening day to a recognizable structure that will provide a wonderful new home for all of our English, social studies, and theology classes next fall. In this 2012-13 school year, we face the specter of the 10-year accreditation process for the School. During my now 43 years (yikes!) in the field of the education, anticipation of this process has probably elicited a range of emotions, running from dread to acceptance. I am delighted to report that the spirit surrounding this cycle of accreditation is entirely different, however. We have been granted permission by the accrediting bodies to initiate a pilot program, which allows us to focus on the most critical strategic issues facing the School. Therefore, we are not approaching this as a compliance exercise with a checklist, but rather as a moment in time for real institutional reflection, assuring that we are examining the most important issues in the life of the School and preparing for the future. Instead of making this an inward-looking exercise, we are surveying all alumni, parents, current students, faculty, and Board members to collect data that will inform our assessment of the present state of the School and its future possibilities. We are approaching this effort like an old-fashioned “barn raising”– engaging the entire EHS community. The faculty have been asking the important and tough questions, not being afraid to pose the deeper questions. Summoning the honesty and effort to respond to these questions is a timehonored strength of the culture of EHS. We have identified five critical areas of investigation, research, and recommendation: 1) Innovative Teaching, 2) Curricular Design, 3) Student Culture, 4) Admissions, and 5) “The Value Proposition.” In the first two areas, the faculty is fully engaged in discussion of global literacy and citizenship, the place of technology in education, interdisciplinary course offerings, extending and deepening the Washington Program,
and considering the development of student “e-portfolios.” These have been the most lively faculty deliberations in my 15 years on the Hill! In the realm of student culture, the key threads of institutional self-examination are focusing on student qualities of resiliency, honor, appreciation of diversity, and service to others. These efforts are to capture, and become even more intentional about, the articulation of what is so special about our EHS community today and what student values we want to sustain and develop for the future. The admissions group is tackling the most daunting challenge facing all boarding schools: In the face of a slightly declining demographic of full-pay students, how can we assure a continuing strong place in the boarding school and national independent school market? What are we looking for in our students, and how do we assess it? Are we delivering on our mission and living up to our viewbook? Many of these questions will be answered in the surveys that have been sent to alumni, parents, and students. And, lastly, we are addressing the issue that we loosely title “The Value Proposition”: the ultimate response to the broad inquiry “of all the educational choices that families have today, why EHS?” This is obviously an issue of the quality of each student’s academic and extracurricular experience relative to tuition, in light of the broad range of educational options for students. This is the critical question of the sustainability of the boarding school model in general and the viability of EHS for years to come! Phew! Needless to say, we are not resting on our laurels or “looking in the rear-view mirror” to perpetuate yesteryear. The clarity of the EHS mission, and our ability to deliver it, is the best assurance that EHS, as we know and love it, will continue to be a top choice for families and serve students for generations to come. Thanks for all that you do to support this School! Sincerely,
F. Robertson Hershey
Around Campus Spanish Exchange Students Visit EHS
n September, a group of 13 international exchange students and their two English teachers from Seville, Spain, arrived on campus for a twoweek stay as the second part of the Episcopal Spanish Exchange Program with the Center for Cross Cultural Study (CC-CS). The Center coordinates the exchange program between Episcopal and Colegio Buenaventurada Virgen María Irlandesas de Bami or Las Irlandesas, a private school in Seville. This is the fourth year EHS and Las Irlandesas have participated in the exchange. In July, Episcopal Spanish Teachers Catherine Gomez-Goodnow and Meghann Jones accompanied eight Episcopal students, Ali Alford ’13, Henderson Beasley ’13, Chris Cindrich ’13, Khaile Forbes ’14, Joe Hyman ’13, Henry Lawson ’13, Jihyun Lee ’13, Erin Montz ’13, Marshall Richard ’13, Lucy Parks Shackelford ’13, Rachel Stewart ’13, and Elle Wilson ’13, to Seville to participate in the first part of the program: a three-week home stay. During their time abroad, the EHS students maintained a blog about their
Students from Seville, Spain heading out for a tour in Washington, D.C.
experiences in the beautiful region of Andalucía. An additional Spanish student came during the exchange portion at Episcopal and was hosted by Abby Halm ’13. “The tearful farewells at the end of their stay were testament to the bond of friendship that had been created between these two groups of young people from different countries with
two distinct languages and cultures,” said Gomez-Goodnow. “Nonetheless, they all are, in effect, goodwill ambassadors and the presence of the Spaniards here on campus showed us that we are all more alike than we are different.” For more information about the Spanish exchange program, visit our website. n
Pulitzer Prize Winning Artist Opens Show in EHS Gallery
att Wuerker, a cartoonist for POLITICO, an Arlington, Va., based political journalism organization, had his exhibition, “Current Events,” on view in the Angie Newman Johnson Gallery in the Ainslie Arts Center from Sept. 1 to Nov. 1. Wuerker is the 2012 Pulitzer Prize recipient for Editorial Cartooning. For more information about the gallery opening, visit our website. n
Matt Wuerker’s cartoons were displayed in the Ainslie Arts Center through October.
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Seminary Hill Cup 2012
he 2012 Seminary Hill Cup ended in dramatic fashion with overall Cup standings at 6-4 in favor of St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes as the girls’ varsity volleyball team entered its fifth and final game of the best-of-five match. Community members from both schools came out in droves to cheer for their teams. Early in the day, EHS earned points in girls’ varsity and JV cross country as well as girls’ varsity and JV tennis, positioning the Maroon for a chance to tie the competition 5-5 and reclaim the Cup with a win on the court (predetermined tie-breaking procedures award the school with the most varsity wins in the competition the overall title). After fighting back from a 2-1 deficit to tie the game score at 2-2, the Maroon fought fiercely in the final game but were just barely edged by a strong St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes team, 17-14. At the end of the day, the Saints captured a total of six points to Episcopal’s four, claiming the Cup for the second year in a row and earning a 3-2 lead in SHC standings over the course of the past five years. “After five years, the Seminary Hill Cup has become a treasured tradition at EHS. It is a special occasion for our
he Honor Committee, which is composed of seniors and faculty members, is responsible for upholding and enforcing The Episcopal High School Honor Code. The 2012-13 group is led by Honor Committee Chair Ali Alford ’13. n
Front row: Virginia Wright, Chair Ali Alford, Abby Halm, and Annie Page. Second row: Sam Streed, Somer Glubiak, Elle Wilson, and Brown DuBose. Back row: Tim Rogers and Mark Carter.
Varsity volleyball players strategize during their game. From left: Somer Glubiak ’13, Sophie Holt ’15, Lucy Douglass ’13, Callie Nelson ’14, Harleigh Bean ’14, Caroline Henderson ’14, and Camille Smith ’14.
female athletes at all levels and they take great pride in both representing their school and supporting each other in the collective challenge of defeating the Saints in what has developed into an undeniably fierce rivalry,” said Director of Girls’ Athletics Jen Fitzpatrick. For the final results of the Seminary Hill Cup, visit our website. n
Members of the varsity soccer team celebrate after scoring a goal. From left: Caroline Haley ’15, Amanda Lynne ’14, Haley Lyerly ’13, Porter Greer ’16, Merry Sackett ’15, Marie Vencil ’15, and Ivy Houde ’15.
from the archives
Welcome to Episcopal High School
i, young fellah! Give me the check for your trunk and get in my bus. It will cost you $1.50 for your ride and 50 cents for your trunk,” with these words Bun Donaldson, who seemed to posses an innate ability to recognize a New Boy, would greet EHS students as they departed the Alexandria railway station to begin the school year. Students would pile into his REO Speedwagon truck, taking a seat on either of the benches running the length of the truck beneath a tarpaulin for the ride from the Alexandria train station in Old Town to Episcopal High School. While not official employees of the School, the Donaldson brothers, Vic and Bun, and their predecessor, Mack, were the first to welcome both new and returning students. Their warm reception could calm the jitters of a new student and welcome back a returning student. As Ambler Mason Blackford 1907 described Mack, who greeted EHS students with his horse-drawn omnibus at the train station, in 1907, “…he is the first person who greets us when we come to School and the last to say ‘goodbye.’ How many homesick boys have been cheered by his glowing accounts of the School, its boys and surroundings, which he always presents to new arrivals. He has always taken the deepest interest in the School and its students. He seems to know everything that has ever happened at the School … and that ‘bus!’ Did you ever see a wagon with such capacity? There is always room for one more.” The affection EHS students felt for Mack and the Donaldson brothers grew throughout the year, as they were the Episcopal students’ transportation to local schools for athletic competitions and day trips into Washington, D.C. In 1916, 15 cents would cover a student’s round-trip fare to Washington in the Donaldson brothers’ T-model Ford Bus. If a student were short on funds, the driver would allow the student to pay his fare at a later time, knowing EHS students could be counted on to follow through.
Mack’s Old Bus circa 1907
Donaldson’s Bus 1926
Donaldson’s Bus 1925
Ad for Donaldson’s appearing in the 1921 edition of “Whispers”
While students were in good hands, the ride was not always smooth. Returning from a 1924 track meet in D.C., dense fog enveloped the vehicle and required that someone run in front to guide the driver. The track coach, Charles Vawter Tompkins, appointed a student to run in front of the truck to help the driver find his way. The trip to and from Washington was arduous in those days, as the trip was made over winding, narrow country roads. Adverse conditions, such as fog or rain, compounded the discomfort and risk. While accidents were rare and without injury, they were memorable. Bill Clay ’25 recalled a cold and rainy
Donaldson’s Bus 1924
evening when the REO Speedwagon skidded and almost flipped over on a return trip from Washington. Harry Flippin ’26 fell out the back of the truck but was unharmed. While EHS students’ travels to the School may no longer conclude with the excitement of a ride in Mack or the Donaldson brothers’ “bus,” Episcopal High School extends a warm welcome to all new and returning students, arriving by family car, taxi, or other means. n
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Episcopal Welcomes Seven New Faculty Members Karver Bolton
Counselor M.A. Wake Forest University B.A. University of Virginia
Daphne Fair ’02
Assistant Director of Admissions M.A.T. University of Virginia B.A. University of Virginia
College Counseling M.Ed. University of Buffalo B.A. Tulane University
Karver began his career counseling adolescents at a residential outdoor therapeutic school. He then assumed a role in the office of the president of Wake Forest University with responsibility for managing student leadership programs. He subsequently became director of programs at U.Va.’s student volunteer center, where he managed community service and advised and trained student leaders. Most recently, he has been involved in private counseling of both adolescents and adults in the Charlottesville area. As a counselor at Episcopal, Karver meets with individual students, assists with Health Center programs and activities, and teaches 10th grade Health & Wellness. In his role as counselor, Karver is excited about blending his training in adolescent counseling with his experience in student development. He is a member of the Hummel Dorm Team, and he looks forward to being involved with soccer and the outdoor program at Episcopal. Karver and his wife, Sarah Catherine, live in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria.
Daphne is an alumna of EHS, graduating in 2002. She held leadership positions as a Senior Monitor, member of the Honor Committee, and captain of the field hockey team. She was inducted into the Cum Laude Society. Daphne attended the University of Virginia, earning both a bachelor’s degree in art history and a master’s degree in teaching with a focus in special education. She has spent the past five years working as a special education teacher, first with Fairfax County Public Schools and most recently as a learning specialist with Georgetown Day School in Washington, D.C. At Episcopal, Daphne serves as an assistant director of admissions, ninth grade advisor, assistant crew coach, and is a member of the Harrison Dorm Team. She lives on Harrison with her husband, Eric, their son, Weston, and their two dachshunds, Huckleberry and Periwinkle.
Caroline is beginning her fifth year as a college counselor. Before coming to Episcopal, Caroline lived and worked in Singapore, where she was the college counselor at International School Singapore (ISS). At Episcopal, she advises students throughout the entire college application process, assisting in researching colleges, reviewing applications, and encouraging students to apply to the colleges that meet their interests, needs, and aspirations. Caroline lives off campus with her husband, Steve, and middle-school daughter, Juliet. Her son, Philip ’13, is a senior and has been at EHS since ninth grade. Her, son, Stephen ’16, has just started at EHS in ninth grade. Her father, Henry E. Blake ’57, is a graduate of The High School.
Librarian M.S. Queens College of the City University of New York M.A. State University of New York B.A. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Director of Sustainability, Chemistry M.S. University of California at Berkeley B.A. University of California at Berkeley
Admissions, History, Head Varsity Football Coach B.A. Merrimack College
English Ph.D. Stanford University B.A. Columbia University
Sarah was most recently a librarian at the Beatley Central Branch of the Alexandria Public Library. She has also worked for the National Association of Broadcasters in Washington, D.C., the Pratt Institute Library in Brooklyn, N.Y., and the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Sarah joins the March Library staff as the new part-time librarian working evenings and weekends.
Casey taught at Bellarmine College Prepatory School in California for 14 years as a teacher of AP environmental science and AP computer science. Additionally, he taught chemistry and was a cross country coach. While there, he was appointed as the school’s first environmental sustainability coordinator. In addition to his work as director of sustainability at EHS, Casey teaches chemistry and coaches the cross country team. He is on the Hoxton Dorm Team. Casey and his wife, Megan, and infant son, Kaden, live in Alexandria.
A graduate of Blair Academy in Blairstown, N.J., Panos returned to his boarding school as a history teacher, admissions officer, and assistant football coach. In this role, he taught both American and European history and was a resident faculty member in a boys’ dormitory. Five years ago, Panos accepted a position at The Taft School in Connecticut where he blended the same roles of history teacher, admissions officer, and dormitory faculty member, and assumed the responsibility of head varsity football coach. In fall 2011, Panos led the Taft football team to an undefeated season and the New England Championship.
Emily comes to Episcopal from The College of William and Mary, where she served as a visiting professor of English. She has also worked as an adjunct professor at Stanford University and Christopher Newport University. She teaches two sections of ninth grade English as well as assists with the JV girls’ soccer and basketball programs. In addition, she serves on the Activities Team. n
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Black Violin Shares Their Musical Conversation with EHS
n Oct. 23, Black Violin arrived on campus for the 2012 Jay Walker Symposium. During their time at The High School, Black Violin met the Episcopal community during a very relaxed “Meet the Artist” segment held in Pendleton, worked with the orchestra, and joined students for a recording class. As the finale to the symposium, the community joined Black Violin in Pendleton for the Jay Walker Concert during which the group played their music and students joined at the front of the stage for an impromptu dance party. An annual event, the Jay Walker Symposium celebrates John Luther Walker, Jr. ’54 and his love of music. Sponsored by Walker’s family and friends, the program brings live concerts to the EHS campus, with guest musicians working with students in class and facilitating open sessions with student musicians. “Equally at home with the music of Bach, the Blues, Jazz and Hip-Hop, Black Violin dazzled us with well-honed technique and a modern urban groove that had our entire community dancing in the aisles of Pendleton. Throughout their stay at EHS, Black Violin’s challenge to us was quite clear – acknowledge your passion, find your voice, and work harder than everyone else. It’s working for them!” said Doug Kehlenbrink, chair of the arts department and director of cultural events. For more information about this year’s Jay Walker Symposium, please visit our website. n Kev Marcus of Black Violin performs for the EHS community in Pendleton during the Jay Walker Symposium.
Burch Trip 2012
n Sept. 21, the Class of 2016 left behind the comfort of dormitories, dining services, and plumbing to backpack the Appalachian Trail on the annual Burch Trip, an Outward Bound experience originally established in the fall of 1997 by EHS alumnus Lucius Burch ’59. “Embarking from trail heads and state parks they were boys and girls, but by the end of the experience our newest students had coalesced into a class of young men and women,” said Outdoor Program Head Patrick Thompson. “They toughed through frosty mornings and 40-foot rock walls and with their fearless faculty chaperones in tow, the Class of 2016 hiked 30 miles up rhododendron-covered mountains and over hornets’ nests.” During the Burch Trip, the freshman class was separated into groups of 10 to 12 students together with a faculty member as their guide for the five-day trip, during which students were challenged mentally and physically as they spent their days hiking and camping along the Appalachian Trail. The students were
EHS freshmen enjoyed the Burch Trip adventures. Front row, left to right: Helen-Anne Gable, Isabelle Zabriskie, Nathaniel Lambert, Maddy Gale, Charlotte Ferrell, and Roderick Sims. Back row, left to right: Catherine Maybank, Alex Collie, EHS staff member, Shelley Rodgers, and Bea Huffines.
forced to push themselves individually but also as a group, which established a bond among the new classmates that will endure long after their return to campus. For more on this year’s Burch Trip, visit our website. n
irector of Choral Music Brandon Straub was named rehearsal accompanist and assistant director of the Choral Arts Society of Washington, one of Washington’s premiere choral organizations. Now in its 48th season, the symphonic choir of over 180 singers performs in an annual season subscription series at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and other venues in the D.C. area. The chorus also participates in outreach programs and tours internationally. In addition to his work at EHS and with the Choral Arts Society, Brandon sings regularly with the professional choirs of the National Cathedral, Christ Church Georgetown, and St. John’s Church, Lafayette Square. English teacher Alison Holby graduated from the Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College with a M.A. in English Literature.
English Teacher Alison Holby at her graduation from the Bread Loaf School of English.
In mid-June, social studies teachers Bobby Watts and Mike Reynolds, English teacher Mason New, and two Lovett School officials went on a tour of Colonial Virginia. They traveled the highways of the Northern Neck (Gunston Hall, Mount Vernon, George Washington’s birthplace on Pope’s Creek Plantation off of the Potomac River, Stratford Hall, and Christ Church at Irvington) and some major sites on the Peninsula (Mariners’ Museum, Jamestown, Williamsburg, the Emancipation Tree at Hampton University, Fort Monroe, and Yorktown). In late August, Watts, along with a childhood friend, went on a tour of the Southside Civil War battlefields; the tour featured City Point (Grant’s
Headquarters and Supply Center at the confluence of the James and Appomattox Rivers), Petersburg, Five Forks, and Sailor’s Creek. They finishedup at Appomattox with a visit to the new branch museum of the Museum of the Confederacy and Appomattox Courthouse, featuring the home of Wilbur McLean where Gen. Lee’s surrender actually took place.
From left: English teacher Mason New, social studies teachers Mike Reynolds and Bobby Watts, and their friends from the Lovett School in Atlanta, Bill Dunkel and Hampton Morris, toured historic colonial sights in Virginia.
Carlos Upegui, the facilities irrigation manager, successfully passed the level 3 maxicom central irrigation system computer course this year. Girls’ varsity soccer head coach Doug Homer obtained his National A Coaching License from the U.S. Soccer Federation this summer. It is the highest coaching diploma available from U.S. Soccer, which is the national governing body of the sport. This summer, science teacher Ashley McDowell was the director of the Girls’ Lacrosse Program for the Metrolacrosse Summer Bounce high school program in Vermont. In addition to her work with lacrosse, this June, McDowell and English teacher Alison Holby accompanied Cici Sobin ’14, Rennie Harrison ’14, Harleigh Bean ’14, and Lizzie Redd ’14 to the 2012 ISGP Conference hosted by The Independent School Gender Project, The Human Development Institute, and The Hotchkiss School. ISGP focuses on developing equity between the genders on independent school campuses. This year’s conference focused on “Media, Messages, and Me.”
From left: Science Teacher Ashley McDowell, Harleigh Bean ’14, Cici Sobin ’14, Lizzie Redd ’14, English Teacher Allison Holby, and Rennie Harrison ’14 at the ISGP conference.
An article that Elizabeth Lane, Episcopal’s piano teacher, wrote over the summer (while recuperating from a broken leg!) has been accepted for publication by the magazine, Clavier Companion. This magazine is the premier magazine for performing artists and teachers of piano. The article is entitled “Accidental Perspectives,” and it relates how her experiences as a student in physical therapy has influenced her role as a piano teacher. It is scheduled for publication in 2014. Episcopal High School served as the setting in the love story of Librarian Anna Harris and math teacher Dave Collins. They met while working at EHS and wed on July 11, 2012, in Charlottesville, Va. “Since the beginning of our relationship, we’ve had so much support from the Episcopal community. The day we announced our engagement, the level of excitement on campus was palpable. We are so thankful for the role that Episcopal High School has played in our marriage and happiness,” said the new Mrs. Collins. They have made a home together on Berkeley dorm. n
Anna and Dave Collins on their wedding day this summer in Charlottesville, Va.
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EHS Cheerleaders Led by Head Cheerleader I.G. Burton ’13, these nine seniors were elected by the EHS community to encourage school spirit.
Front row: Julia Baker, Lee Stewart, I.G. Burton, Eric McDonald, and Haley Lyerly. Second row: Grace Weisiger, Will Thomas, Doug Chappell, and Lawson Sanford.
he Monitors are elected each year by the faculty and students, with the Headmaster’s endorsement. These seniors serve as leaders for the student body and as mentors to new students. This year’s Monitors are led by Head Monitor Will Thomas ’13 and five Senior Monitors. n
Front row: Sydnor Kerns, Senior Monitor Oliver Goddin, Senior Monitor Erin Montz, Head Monitor Will Thomas, Senior Monitor Eric McDonald, Senior Monitor Lucy Parks Shackelford, and Senor Monitor Lawson Sanford. Second row: Sam Streed, Virginia Wright, Elle Wilson, Ali Alford and Jihyun Lee. Third row: Maria Faidas, Somer Glubiak, Annie Page, and Rachel Stewart. Fourth row: Philip Faris, Andrea Hickman, Abby Halm, and Daniel Adebiyi. Fifth row: Robert Hart, Brennan McCann, Brown DuBose, and Bobby Meyers.
he final performance of the fall play, “Macbeth,” took place on Nov. 9 in Pendleton. The play, which ran from Nov. 7 through Nov. 9, was attended by over 350 people. “For this production we did a performance cut, which means that while we didn’t change any of Shakespeare’s language, we cut down on the length of
speeches to make a manageable workload for the student actors,” said Director of Theater Meg O’Connor. “I think the performances showed just how much the EHS actors are capable of,” said O’Connor. “I spoke with a lot of kids in the audience who reported being surprised and delighted by how exciting Shakespeare can be, and also
Brooke Webb ’16 performing in “Macbeth.”
Drew Styles ’14 and Bailey Coleman ’15 on stage during the fall play.
that it’s not too hard to understand. What we do is very different from what happens in English classes, and it reaches our audience in a different way. Good art comes in part from a supportive, ambitious atmosphere, and these kids really created that for each other.” For more about the fall play, visit our website. n
he student-run Vestry challenges our community to participate in all aspects of chapel life at the School and creates opportunities for students to question their beliefs in a safe environment. Friday’s chapel service is usually student-run and includes student readings, musical performances, and chapel talks. Vestry members are chosen each year by the Head Chaplain and the students from the previous year’s Vestry. n
Front row: Sydnor Kerns ’13, Madison Hardaway ’15, Junior Warden Annie Gray Dixon ’13, Senior Warden Virginia Wright ’13, Mary Helen Tarbutton ’15, and Joslyn Chesson ’13. Second row: Robert Hart ’13, Sarah Merrill Barringer ’13, Blake Richardson ’14, and Mary Ann Broughton ’15. Third row: Jack Glover ’14, Abby Halm ’13, Ali Alford ’13, and Savannah Lambert ’14. Not pictured: Maja Olsson ’14.
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Fall Academic Award Winners
n Sept. 18, students were presented academic awards for excellence in studies completed during the 2011-12 academic year. n
Front row: Andrew DeJoy ’14, Excellence in Social Studies; Duff Archie ’14, Excellence in Biblical Theology; Edward Wickham ’15, Excellence in Social Studies; Savannah Lambert ’14, Excellence in Latin; Kathleen Leonard ’15, Excellence in English; Elle Wilson ’13, Excellence in English; Ali Alford ’13, the Harvard University Award for Scholastic Achievement and nominated for the Morehead Scholarship; Kate Oldham ’15, Excellence in Introduction to Arts; Liz Mao ’15, Excellence in Mathematics; Kaitlyn Ugoretz ’13, Excellence in Instrumental Music and the Middlebury College Award for Excellence in Foreign Language; Drew Styles ’14, Excellence in English; Grace Falken ’14, Excellence in Vocal Music; and Montana Crider ’15, Excellence in Drama. Second row: James Yang ’14, Excellence in Mathematics; Francis Beach ’13, the Sewanee Award for Excellence in Writing; Jennifer Zhang ’14, Excellence in German; Paul Kim ’13, Excellence in Physics; Henderson Beasley ’13, Excellence in Spanish and the Dartmouth College Book Award for Outstanding Work in Social Studies; Annie Gray Dixon ’13, Excellence in Studio Art; Melissa Park ’13, Excellence in Chinese; Elisabeth Merten ’13, Excellence in French; Chris Cindrich ’13, Excellence in Biology; Ike Kilis ’14, Excellence in Chemistry; Teresa Kim ’13, Excellence in Mathematics, Nominated for the Jefferson Scholarship, and the George Washington University School of Engineering Medal/Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Certificate for Outstanding Work in Math and Science; and Jenny Mok ’14, Excellence in Photography.
Portrait in Faith
n Oct. 31, The Rev. Dr. Jim Wallis visited campus as the 2012 Portrait in Faith speaker. “To my mind, there are few individuals as dedicated to the reconciling work of God in the world as Rev. Wallis,” said Head Chaplain Gideon Pollach. “Not only is he a public Christian, in the best sense, but his whole life’s work has been in response to the great claim that God has made upon him.” Rev. Wallis is the editor and publisher of Sojourners Magazine and a leading voice in the ongoing conversation about money, politics, and American values. For more on the Portrait in Faith program, visit our website. n
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A Family Tradition
his year 45 of Episcopal’s new students are legacies. Twenty-six of these legacies are new students who have siblings who are current or former EHS students, and 19 are children or grandchildren of alumni. Some of these legacy students and their alumni family members gathered on Opening Day next to Stewart Gymnasium for the annual legacy photograph. n
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Fall Sports Highlights
HS athletic teams enjoyed some inspired performances at “tournament time” with many teams advancing through first round opponents in the league and state championships. Girls’ varsity soccer and girls’ varsity volleyball both advanced to the ISL Tournament semi-finals with impressive tournament wins. Volleyball won decisively over Georgetown Visitation and the soccer team avenged a regular season defeat with a victory over their opponent to cap off an inspired season that also featured a valiant effort against Bullis in the Second Biannual Friday Night Lights. Boys’ varsity soccer, with only three returning starters from the 2011 state championship team, managed to advance into the quarter-finals of the state tournament, taking the No. 2 seeded team to overtime and eventually losing 2-1 in a heartbreaker. Girls’ varsity field hockey added to the streak by advancing to play in the ISL Tournament quarter-finals and the girls’ varsity tennis team was selected for the final state tournament pairings for the eighth straight season.
The girls’ cross country team was one of the School’s most consistently strong performers this fall. The varsity and JV girls both captured Alexandria City Championships earlier in the year and swept St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes in both levels in the Seminary Hill Cup. The girls’ team also had a strong fifth place finish at the state cross country championships to cap off the season.
The boys’ varsity football team did not disappoint, taking in the electric atmosphere of Friday Night Lights which pitted the Maroon vs. cross street rivals St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes. In front of one of the largest Friday Night Lights’ crowds ever, the Maroon beat the Saints 22-19 with a strong team performance and incredible student support.
These athletes committed to compete at the intercollegiate level during the NCAA Fall signing date: Somer Glubiak – George Washington University (Crew) Doug Chappell – Fairfield University (Basketball) n
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Voices Richard Thomas ’78 old boys on dal
t was the curtains! Not the wooden floors that were worn so there was a groove down the center of the hall; not the musty smell; just seeing the blue-green heavy canvas curtains. The original Dalrymple Hall had no doors on the rooms. I, the 12-year-old touring boarding schools with my parents during the fall of my eighth grade year, was amazed and maybe a little scared. The senior, whose name I do not remember, giving our tour, assured us that I would never have to have a curtain instead of a door as Dal would be closed and undergoing a complete renovation during my freshman year if I came to The High School. He also was using the fact that there were no doors as a sign of the strength of the Honor Code: doors were unnecessary. After making the right choice to attend Episcopal over the school in the sticks to the South, my freshman year was spent in close quarters with Mike Woolman ’74 in a third-floor Berkeley room that was a single, but being used as a double because of the renovations to Dalrymple. Ironically, I would return to that room as a single my senior year. Sophomore year was Dal’s first “new” year. It smelled fresh: new carpet, furniture, and paint. Doors! Big solid doors; no locks, but doors! Honor Code! I roomed with John Langhammer ’74 in a first-floor room that would become a triple the following year. It was really big. We talked about how it would be great to put a pool table in it. Of course, that was not happening. Things were much stricter then as to what you could have in your room as far as appliances are concerned, which is how Dal’s first renovated year almost became its last. Many people had hot pots to heat water for coffee, hot cocoa, or Lipton soup. I was one.
One winter afternoon, I started a pot of water and walked down to the lounge to watch some TV with John and the guys while the water got hot. Forgetting about the device on my desk, I kicked back in a chair and watched TV with my fellow dormmates. Time passed and those of us in the lounge began to smell an acrid burning which got stronger and stronger over the next few minutes. John and someone else got up to check the first floor for the source. It was really getting bad, and I got up too, just as they finished checking all the rooms except one. I still remember walking into the hall from the lounge as John said, “Well, it’s not on this floor,” as he opened the door to our room and walked into a dense wall of smoke. “Thomas, get your (alot of words I remember, but this is a family publication) in here!” I ran in, unplugged the hot pot, got it out the window somehow and used the water that was in a container on my desk to put out the smoldering Formica and particle board that used to be my desktop. It took two weeks for the smell to be out of the dorm. It permeated the entire three floors of Dal. It never left our room even though we shivered through several weeks of having our windows
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open all the time before giving up one snowy night. I don’t remember how many demerits I got, but it was substantial. I do remember several conversations with both S. Cooper Dawson ’27, the business manager of EHS, and Mr. Walker, assistant headmaster; all of them contained the phrase: “we could/should send you home for this.” I guess the sincerity of my apologies or my tears or both convinced them to let me stay. I am pretty sure Mr. Dawson billed my parents for the cost of the entire desk. Even though it showed up in my room the next year with just a sanding of the burn spot and some paint. The long history of Dal made it an honor to be there and part of its continuance. To have my daughter, Suzelle ’14, there now, too, is nothing short of amazing. Her mother, Clare, and I just won’t be sending her a hot pot as a dorm warming gift. n
Suzelle Thomas ’14 girls on dal
or being the oldest dorm on campus, EHS has done a great job “girlying” up Dalrymple dormitory for its first year as a girls’ dorm. I’m not going to lie, speculations flew last year revolving around Dal when we were signing up for rooms—what are they going to do about the bathrooms? Are there even washing machines? Will there be rats? What if it still smells like boy? However, pre-judgments aside, a brave group of girls signed up for the boys’ dorm excursion, and the Dal Gals are proud of the choice we’ve made. Even though for the first weeks of school the bathroom sign still read “Men,” the first girls on Dal have had little trouble adjusting to this new environment. With the walls repainted a cheerful yellow, carpeting redone, and of course, bathrooms refurbished, Dal had a new inviting look to welcome its first female inhabitants. This year, I’m living in a renovated room that used to be part of the teacher’s apartment, so my roommate and I have a brand-new titanium Schlage lock on our door. The ultimate display of privacy, this heavy-duty lock comes with a six-digit code that keeps our room nice and safe. Sometimes, when I’m punching in those numbers, I remember the “privacy” my dad used to tell me about during his time on Dal…and I shudder. When he toured EHS, each Dal room was outfitted with a mere curtain as the door. Any Old Boy could’ve pulled that piece of fabric aside at any moment, while these days each door has its own unique code. Even once doors were put in each Dal room, adding locks to them wasn’t an idea for years later. We girls value our privacy, and when we moved in, there was immediate complaining about the shower curtains because they left small gaps on each side and didn’t fit all the way across the stall. Don’t worry, Velcro strips were put in right away so
the crisis was quickly averted. With the privacy we value nowadays, it’s hard to imagine Dal as the dorm my dad raves about in his High School flashbacks. This year is definitely a huge change from the typical girls’ dorm experience though. I’ve had to adjust big-time to living on the previously connoted “boys” side of campus. The Dal Gals are on our own, left to fend off McGuire and Hummel, while the other girls’ dorms are in a nice pack on the other side of the dining hall/Hoxton House. Though you might assume girls living on a guys’ dorm for the first time would make Dalyrmple well…girly, the new boyish environment we’re surrounded by has forced us to tap into the manly spirit. We’ve shown the MaGu boys up in multiple games of football already, and some girls have mentioned carrying on the tradition of the Dal Fight Club, but I can’t say more about that without breaking the first rule. On weekends, I constantly find myself caught in the middle of intense boys vs. girls soccer matches, or chowing down on some fresh steaks the guys grilled to perfection. Thanks to the new location of this girls’ dorm, it’s easier to truly take
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hold of the coed aspect of The High School. I’m thankful for having the guys so close; now I have a mediocre Frisbee throw, have perfected my pigskin spiral, and can even grill some mean hot dogs. It is so special to me that I’m living in the same dormitory that my dad once lived in. It reminds me of the steps Episcopal is taking to make this community the best it can be with an equal ratio of boys to girls. Every time I walk in, I’m reminded of how lucky I am to live in this amazing place because of the decision Episcopal made 21 years ago to go coed. In my opinion, putting girls on Dalyrmple has brought this community together in a revolutionary way. I’ve already had unforgettable experiences so unique to life on Dal, and the foundation is now set for future Dal Gals to share in our traditions. n
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A week full of excitement on and off campus prepared the Episcopal community for the 112th playing of The Game. Episcopalâ€™s campus, alumni, and Facebook were full of excitement and anticipation for the meeting against Woodberry Forest. As in years past, Spirit Week was in preparation for The Game, one of the nationâ€™s oldest continuous high school rivalries. 18
During Spirit Week, each day featured a different theme which culminated on Friday with everyone on campus sporting the Maroon and Black. Friday played host to multiple events including the fall Board of Trustee meetings, The Spirit of The High School Dinner, the final showing of the fall play, “Macbeth,” and the annual bonfire. Campus was full of parents, alumni, and friends of the School. On Saturday, alumni, students, parents, and friends of both Episcopal High School and Woodberry Forest School arrived in Orange, Va., thankful for the beautiful November weather. Despite a terrific effort, the Episcopal varsity football team lost to Woodberry, 44-14.
A new initiative was established for young alumni to show their School spirit in the days leading up to The Game. The classes of 2000-2012 from both schools participated in the first ever EHS vs. WFS Roll CallAmici Fund Challenge. Starting at 8 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 5, young alumni were encouraged to give online to their school’s annual fund in a competitive match-up that didn’t include cleats, a ball, or a field. The competition was based solely on the number of donors who gave online during the five days. The competition ended at 5 p.m. on Friday,
Nov. 9, and the schools were left to calculate who had the most donors. “I was blown away by the response and so proud of our alumni for showing their support of Episcopal through the Roll Call,” said Director of Annual Giving Elizabeth Woodcock. “We always try to reiterate the importance of gifts at any level and this competition proved that the small gifts really do add up and make a collective impact.” During halftime on Saturday, Woodberry Forest was announced as the winner in the first ever matchup with a score of Episcopal, 273 – Woodberry, 301. The Challenge raised $17,245 that will go toward the 2012-13 Roll Call. n
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Doors of classrooms are propped open, the murmur of students working in groups mixed with the enthusiastic cadence of a teacher who is connecting the dots for the students before her, resonates down the hallway.
this is where it begins.
Down the Hill, out the gate, and thousands of miles away, an Episcopal student sits beside a young child, using the Spanish he has learned in the classroom to help this child grasp the foundations of basic English-speaking skills.
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piscopal faculty teach mathematics, science, religion, English, history, art, music, and foreign languages. In addition, they teach that Episcopal is simply a part of a larger world, where it is necessary to understand and
embrace new cultures, work with those who have their own unique histories and backgrounds, and learn to coexist in a world of differences. It is this curiosity to learn more about people and cultures, to understand more about the world around them, that sends Episcopal students and alumni out into the world to learn and explore, to satiate a hunger for knowledge and understanding. Each year, students participate in study abroad programs and service learning trips that take them around the globe. These experiences ultimately afford students the tangible results of improved language skills and a better understanding of the world around them, yet it is being able to grasp how small our world really is, that stays with these students well after their time on the Hill. At Episcopal, it begins in the language and history classrooms. Episcopal offers six foreign languages and a wealth of social studies courses. Through various projects and assignments, the Episcopal social studies courses help in “preparing students to make connections to the world around them,” said Heidi Huntley, chair of the Social Studies Department. Course offerings such as Global History, Human Geography, U.S. History, Economics, and Modern Middle East flood the curriculum guide, and unfortunately for students, as well as teachers like Huntley, who have aspirations of developing more, uniquely focused courses, the demand of earning AP credit can overshadow a student’s interest in the special topics of a history elective. The School’s large offering of language courses “shows a commitment to the recognition that there are a lot of different people and cultures in the world,” said Rick Dixon, chair of foreign languages and a German and social studies teacher.
Dixon also works with the School Year Abroad (SYA) program that regularly sends students to such countries as China, Italy, France, and Spain. “I think it’s the best program in the nation for high school students. They are learning in a small environment, living with families, and they come back just amazingly advanced,” he said. “In high school, you touch the surface of the surface,” Dixon continued. “The doors just keep opening the further you go into a language. You really have to go there and live, and even then you keep uncovering things. For people who are curious about culture and language, studying abroad is where you start.” Spanish Teacher Catherine Gomez-Goodnow organizes the Spanish exchange program. Each summer, a group of students travels to Seville to learn and live among students at Colegio Bienaventurada Virgen Maria Irlandesas de Bami. “The goal of the program is to foster a respect for other cultures; to enrich
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their knowledge of Spanish; to realize that we are more alike than we are different,” said Gomez-Goodnow. She explained that it is typical for an American student to have limited knowledge of other countries. Since the United States does not have “other countries pressing on us, we can be mildly xenophobic,” she said. Programs such as the Spanish exchange “helps our students gain a respect, a desire, and a motivation. “We are hoping to plant the seed. Plant the seed so they will want to learn more, their curiosity will be peaked, and they will want to learn more about other cultures, how they work.” The Spanish students come to Episcopal for a few days in the fall to live on the Hill and attend courses with the friends they met in Seville. By the end of the program, they have bonded with one another. This short period of time and new friendships leaves a lasting impression on EHS students, igniting a real curiosity to continue to learn more about other cultures. “I want to prepare students to be citizens of the world,” said Gomez- Goodnow, “to look at issues more globally and to be more thoughtful, rather than rushing to judgment. I want them to consider other factors, be exposed to other cultures, other ways of doing things. Different, not wrong, but different.” Studying abroad is not the only avenue for students at Episcopal to experience other cultures. Service learning at Episcopal is an important and highly regarded program that makes a difference in the lives of both faculty and students.
Head Chaplain Gideon Pollach, who organizes the service learning opportunities for Episcopal, believes that the Episcopal community has an “incredible opportunity as citizens of the developed world to see the great need of those in the developing world. “There is the impression that those in the developing world are always on the receiving end of the service,” said Pollach, “when in fact, there is a mutual exchange going on, a kind of understanding of how people live and seeing that differences aren’t as important as the commonalities.” Episcopal runs programs that go to the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Kenya, and Nicaragua, and Pollach is looking to expand into Asia. The explosive growth of students who are interested in these programs is encouraging to Rev. Pollach, and he said they are trying to support this interest by continuing the existing partnerships as well as expanding. “Kids who go on these programs are really deeply changed,” said Rev. Pollach. “Even if it’s just for a weeklong trip, kids come back with this deep understanding of the real opportunity they have to be positive actors in the world. Not only does it change who they are becoming, but it also bolsters their education. There is a wonderful sense of learning about the differences we have.” In March 2011, Andrea Hickman ’13 spent her spring break in the Dominican Republic, working with the Orphanage Outreach Program. Hickman along with her classmates and
Andrea Hickman ’13 (back row, far left), along with classmates (from left to right) Solomon Thomas ’11, Oliver Goddin ’13, and Andrew Jyan ’12, and Visual Arts Teacher Frank Phillips (center) traveled to the Dominican Republic to work with the Orphanage Outreach program.
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five faculty members, including Rev. Pollach and GomezGoodnow, traveled to Monte Cristi, a small town on the northwest coast. Hickman taught English classes each day to students at a local school. “It was really interesting to see how different their school system was from ours,” Hickman said. “They only go to school for a couple of hours a day, and then they get out. They just go home and play, and you see little kids in the street all day. I think they didn’t really recognize the importance of getting an education. I got the sense that the parents wanted the best for their children, and wanted them in school, but the kids didn’t really seem as interested.” “...Understanding Hickman learned a great the role and place deal about the Dominican of each individual person Republic culture by living at Episcopal and the and working among them for just a few days. She world-at-large requires an reflected on one difference understanding of the world between the Dominican around us.” culture and the American culture. “When you go head chaplain Gideon Pollach through the streets, the poorest parts of America are different than the Dominican Republic,” she said. “People there are so much more grateful, for even the little things. We would have stickers, and the street kids would run up asking for stickers. In America, that just wouldn’t happen.” The idea that education has the potential of extending
beyond the classroom and campus is certainly not a new one, and Rev. Pollach feels strongly that it is important for students to experience the world, and engage in it, whether through study abroad or service. “Desmond Tutu said, ‘We can’t be who we are without an understanding of who everyone else is,’” said Rev. Pollach. “Our personal understanding of ourselves is limited, unless we encounter the other. And that could be another student from another world, or from Alexandria, or from across the hall. We don’t live in a vacuum; we have to understand that all of our choices and all of our lives have impact on the world around us. Understanding the role and place of each individual person at Episcopal and the world-at-large requires an understanding of the world around us.”
Catherine Coley ’07 ________________________________________________ Catherine Coley ’07 spent her childhood in Winter Park, Fla., visiting Epcot at every occasion. “I grew up believing the world was a four-hour trip around. I thank my parents for letting me imagine that I could go to Paris, Canada, Japan, all in one afternoon.” When Coley came to Episcopal, she was thrilled with the opportunities for travel abroad. “My wanderlust began just going to Episcopal,” she said. During her time on the Hill, she studied in France and traveled two times to the Dominican Republic with Rev. Phillip Craig. It wasn’t just the travel that ultimately prepared her for life beyond The High School, but her life at Episcopal. “The confidence that Episcopal gives you
Catherine Coley ’07 lives in Hong Kong working in foreign exchange for Morgan Stanley.
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to be able to talk to anyone of any level of seniority, of any background, and find either a commonality or an interest, really helps me in my career,” said Coley. “I can remember countless dinners that I had with my advisor, Dr. Hannum. The things we would discuss would be so broad and beyond the average chitchat. The fact that you can hold a conversation with people later on in your professional career is more important than people think. I think it is the relative spatial awareness that Episcopal either allows you to figure out or structurally helps you figure out, that is the core of what makes The High School so highly regarded.” After graduating from EHS, Coley attended University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. During her college years, she said she “took it to the limit” and participated in a number of study abroad programs, including a Southeast Asian program in Singapore, where she studied political science in the background of the Asian financial crisis. She also studied at the Copenhagen School of Business and spent six months at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Today, Coley lives in Hong Kong and works in foreign exchange for Morgan Stanley. The sounds of nightlife served as the backdrop of our conversation; Coley sat near the Hong Kong escalator, which transports people up a very steep mountain. As she was waiting for our call to begin, out of the corner of her eye, she saw the unmistakable gray and maroon of Episcopal issue. Before she could even formulate a reaction, the issue and its person had climbed the escalator, and were out of sight. She laughed, “I was floored! Someone with issue on!” She finds her experiences at Episcopal prepared her to live and work abroad, but there was also her innate desire and curiosity to do and see more. “Being a global citizen means wanting to be continually challenged. Find yourself where you can make the situation better or provide an innovative outlook,” Coley said. “There is no cure for curiosity and if you appreciate the opportunities to make the world smaller, you will always have stories to tell.” _______________________________________________ Ward Carr ’65 Ward Carr ’65 remembers clearly his very first day on the Hill. Mr. Fisher, a Russian language teacher, who also knew Carr’s older brother, Al ’61, approached Carr and his parents. “He said, ‘You are Al’s brother. Would you like to take Russian?’,” remembered Carr. “I said rather meekly that I would indeed like to take Russian.” “From day one, Mr. Fisher made you a believer, and you stayed a believer. He put the fear of God into you. He demanded a lot, but we got a lot out if it,” said Carr who still has his Russian reader among his possessions. It was not just Mr. Fisher that played an integral role in the formation of Carr as a student and eventual world traveler. Carr easily listed over a half dozen faculty members who were influential in his life, including Mr. Callaway, Mr. Whittle, Mr.
Ward Carr ’65 and the U.S. Consul, the Hon. Edward N. Alford, at the opening day of the 2011 American Sports Camp.
Tompkins, and William Bee Ravenel. Mr. Helfenstein, Mr. Seidule, and Mr. Phillips were “the best teachers I never had,” Carr said. After graduating from Episcopal, Carr headed to Virginia Military Institute (VMI) where he majored in English. “I am sure Mr. William Bee Ravenel III was amused at that, since I was not the best student on the Hill in English, or any other subject for that matter,” he said. In addition to English, Carr studied Russian and German at VMI. “My father said to me before I entered VMI, ‘If you do not know what you want to do after school, such as being a doctor or a chemist, you should study English. The reason is that you have to read a lot and write a lot. And you will have to do that in any job you do later.’” Carr knew this was good advice, remembering that his teachers at Episcopal, led by Mr. McCoy and Mr. Ravenel, “had drilled the importance of clear, well-written papers, and my instructors at VMI demanded the same. Lord help you if you handed in junk!” After graduating from VMI, Carr spent a year traveling the country before heading to El Paso, Texas, for Air Defense Officers Basic Course. By September 1970, Carr was in Frankfurt, Germany, and later on the East German border. “Uncle Sam decided for me when and how to leave the United States,” he said. He served his time and could have returned to the states, but Germany had become Carr’s home. He started teaching English at Berlitz after leaving the Army and received his master’s at Frankfurt University. He worked at an air navigation charting company in Frankfurt, as well as in a United States sporting goods import business. Now Carr teaches English at companies in and around Frankfurt, as well as at private colleges and universities. He also does translation and journalism work when the opportunity presents itself.
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Since 2009, Carr has organized a one-week American sports camp in the summer. The campers learn to play football, baseball, lacrosse, and basketball, and on the fifth day, participate in games of each sport. The U.S. Consulate in Frankfurt supports the camp and the consul general has even acted as an official for the games, both in 2010 and 2011. “Being a global citizen is important because it gives you the chance to get a different perspective on events,” said Carr. “Whether or not you take the opportunity to look at things through a different set of eyes is up to you. The experience helps you realize that we are not the only people in the world, and because another person interprets something differently, he or she is not necessarily wrong, nor do they belong to a different species.” Living and working abroad for most of his adult life, Carr has had the opportunity to witness that differences in culture and language are not enough to separate people from one another; in fact there are more similarities among diverse groups of people than is probably realized. In 1973 and ’74, Carr went to Vologograd, USSR, for a four-week summer language course. While there, he was talking with some of the men that he had met, and he thought, “These guys have gone through the same things I did. They had to put up with the same type of things we did. They were born here and did their service in the Red Army. I was born in the states and did my service in the U.S. Army. We could have been buddies in the army together; we were all the same. People are people.”
Lewis Clark ’05 spent two years in the Dominican Republic with the Peace Corps.
________________________________________________ Lewis Clark ’05 Across the world, in a small town 30 minutes east of Taipei, Taiwan, Lewis Clark ’05 stands before a class of kindergartners, teaching them the English language. When that group of students shuffles out, Clark will spend rest of the afternoon teaching children ages six through 14. Clark did not expect to live in Taiwan. In fact, his early career aspirations were focused on law school. He attended Denison University after graduating from EHS, majoring in economics. When his studies took him to new and deeper levels of economics, he said “his eyes were opened to the true nature of global economics, the global shifts of employment, wealth, and power, and the effects that these shifts have on income and quality of life, foreign and domestic. “I had to see it for myself,” he said, “rather than mindlessly believe what I read in the paper or saw on television. I yearned to make my own conclusions.” Clark looked at his older brother, Tommy ’03, and his experience in the Peace Corps in Honduras and decided to embark on a similar global opportunity. He applied to the Peace Corps, believing it would be a two-year stint, and he would come back to the U.S. to start applying to law school. Clark spent two years in the Dominican Republic, and when he returned to the states and began preparing for the LSAT, he soon realized his apprehension for spending three years in law school. Clark was working in a law firm in Dayton and felt strongly that there were other things he should be doing and began researching opportunities to teach English in another country. A colleague
Top: Clark worked with American eye doctors to provide services to the Dominican people. Above: Clark teaches English at a school in Taiwan.
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told him about a school where she had taught for three years. be open-minded and understanding of other cultures. My Clark applied, was accepted and moved to Taiwan. “The job experiences gave me a burning desire to learn more about the incorporated two things that I love doing: teaching and travelway other people live and to incorporate other lifestyles into ing,” he said. Now his plan is to stay in Taiwan to learn more my own. A good education is only the beginning of a life of about the people, culture, and language, and then to head to learning. If I hadn’t had that level of education, I’m not sure if Europe and eventually Central and South America to also I would have ever thought to go overseas to experience these teach. “Things are liable to change, and I am okay things: taking a bucket bath outside, sitting on a with that. Time will only tell. But meeting new back of pick-up truck and call it public transpor“People people and not staying stagnat is also importation, fitting 20 people in a van the size of a should do what tant and thrilling to me.” VW van and especially now, not being able makes them happy. Social Studies Teacher Bobby Watts to read or speak Chinese, but not feelDon’t people please. If one helped Clark develop his character, his ing weird walking into a restaurant and sense of purpose, and his drive for sucmimicking a chicken because that’s what is true to their self, true hapcess, said Clark. “I asked him not too I want to eat.” piness may be achieved. Going long ago what I should be doing with Clark is grateful that living and workglobal worked out for me, but if my life, and I explained what I wanted to ing abroad has worked for him, that the going local works out for you, do. I’ll never forgot these words: ‘Lewis, pieces have fallen into place, but he is do it… but love it first.” if you have an itch, scratch it.’ And now candid in conveying that global citizenLewis Clark ’05 I am in Taipei. I don’t think he pushed me ship might not necessarily be for everyone to go abroad, but he pushed me to be true to or work out in the way it has for him. Clark myself and not to make up excuses for not doing reflects on the fact that he has had challenges and something I want to do.” he is proud of these moments because he has learned Clark’s experiences abroad have been a mix of laughter and from them, but he doesn’t expect it to play out for others in silent reflection on the harsh realities of human nature. He the same way. “People should do what makes them happy. told a story of riding a public bus in the Domincan Republic Don’t people please. If one is true to their self, true happiness during his time in the Peace Corps. “The bus was in a state may be achieved. Going global worked out for me, but if where it couldn’t brake nor could it exceed past first gear. If it going local works out for you, do it… but love it first.” did either of these,” he said, “the bus stalled. So we were driving down Maximo Gomez, a major road in Santo Domingo, and we came upon an intersection. We had no choice but to run the red light to avoid the bus stalling. The result? Five gringos laughing hysterically at the situation. “Everyone on the bus laughed too, because they saw five Americans laughing at something they knew was foreign to us, and commonplace for them. At our stop, we had to jump, not step off the bus!” Clark had another experience riding public transportation in the Dominican Republic that did not elicit laughter, in fact, it was just the opposite. This time, Clark was riding a smaller bus in the Province of Barahona, when the bus stopped to pick up two Haitian girls, one of whom was pregnant. There is a deep resentment between Haitians and Dominicans, said Clark. After two minutes of driving with the girls in the bus, the driver stopped and demanded they get off the bus. Some of the locals told the driver that it was wrong to put a pregnant girl out on the street when she was trying to get to the hospital. The driver conceded to take the pregnant girl further, but made her friend get off the bus. “This was perhaps my first experience with blind hatred,” Clark said. “It was like I saw a 21st century version of the Rosa Parks story. I wanted to speak out to the bus driver, but I was fearful that he would have kicked me off, too. Imagine if there were members of the majority who wanted to speak out for Rosa, but were fearful of being rejected by those around them.” Paul Blake ’10, pictured here in Istanbul, Turkey. Clark’s time at EHS and then Denison prepared him to be a citizen of the world, he said. “They prepared me to
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with bumper stickers, Blake went to Kenya and worked in the classrooms alongside Drennen, setting up computer With a schedule full of courses at George Washington labs. There he was, “a student in the middle of nowhere, University and a handful of days spent each week at the starry-eyed,” he said. “It was a waking up moment, it sealed British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), it seems unlikely the deal.” The trip that Blake took that summer was the that Paul Blake ’10 would have much time for anything else. first for Episcopal, and now it is a popular and growing But he is planning his next international adventure, savprogram for students and faculty to participate in ing his money, eager to see a new country, meet each year. new friends, and learn new things. Blake came “..You Blake currently works as a producer for to Episcopal from North Carolina, believneed to realize BBC, successfully combining his interest ing one day he would head back there for that you are not just in journalism and international affairs college and to work. But a world history going to be doing busiin one place. He had the opportunity class with Social Studies Teacher Heidi ness with people from North this past summer to travel to Mexico Huntley lit a spark of curiosity that never Carolina or Alexandria, or from to the G20 summit with a small team dimmed, and has grown exponentially where you hail. You are going to from across the globe. “It was a dream over the years with each new global be doing business with people come true,” he said. experience. “That class opened my eyes to from east Africa and China, Blake feels that becoming a global the broader world and created a curiosity and literally the world.” citizen is important, especially where the about it all,” he said. “And then I found world is right now. “The world is globaljournalism during my junior year and had Paul Blake ’10 izing so quickly,” he said. “The Internet has this craving to see the world.” been ubiquitous; we are on Facebook, talking to During his junior year at EHS, Blake found people across the world. You need to realize that you himself sitting next to Zach Drennen ’88 during lunch. are not just going to be doing business with people from Drennen was there to share with students his experiences North Carolina or Alexandria, or from where you hail. You in Kenya, and Blake, as a member of the Service Council, are going to be doing business with people from east Africa had the opportunity to spend time talking with him. They and China, and literally the world.” connected instantly, chatting about Drennen’s experiences The availability of information and knowledge is another and his need for better understanding of computers. After factor that Blake sees as a consideration in the ease of Drennen headed back to Africa, the two stayed connected becoming a global citizen. “You can Google anything and by email, and soon a plan was formulated for Blake to travel find the information. The way that Rev. Pollach and Ms. to Kenya for a few weeks in the summer. Blake worked with Huntley teach – it’s less about remembering the dates, but his classmates and Laptop Program Director Robin Peralta about how to connect, how to explore the world, rather to take donated laptops to the classrooms in Kenya. Armed than just know about it.” with a dozen laptops, each one unique and artfully decorated
Mexican army guards outside the International Broadcasting Centre in Los Cabos, Mexico during the G20 Summit in June 2012. Blake traveled to the summit for his work with the BBC.
Blake, in his role with the BBC, outside the Embassy of Kenya in Washington, D.C. in September 2011.
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among the communities. “Once they came in and changed Before Jim Simpson ’77 came to Episcopal, he knew some things, brought private capital, you saw a huge change in the Russian. But it was at Episcopal, under the tutelage of Colonel country,” said Simpson. “You saw people buying refrigerators Ross that his Russian developed into more than just a love of because before this, they had nowhere to store food.” the language, but a need and desire to see experience that part Simpson worked in Lebanon and was surprised to see that of the world. Simpson graduated from EHS and went on to despite the political stalemate in the country, “the way people Duke University, where he majored in Russian studies, lived, Muslim, Christian, or whatever the religion, his interest continuing to grow. they get along pretty well,” he said. “It’s a very In 1992, Simpson moved to Hungary to work interesting dynamic. You have dinner out at a “When with his firm on large infrastructure projects restaurant, and you see people of all faiths we went to and emerging markets. It was intended to be and backgrounds sitting around, while Hungary, most people a short stay, but he never came back to the politically it was a complete mess.” did not have phones. The states, moving from Hungary to London, Simpson reflects on his experience, and traveling for business around the understanding that he has seen and connection was usually made globe. His work allowed him the opporexperienced some historical transformaa fourth of the time; most of the tunity to work with a wide field of people tions in different countries. He also time you ended up connected and cultures, learning the financial markets, knows what it feels to be different in with other phone numbers.” understanding the politics, and seeing how another country. After graduating from the communities worked together to solve law school, Simpson spent two weeks takJim Simpson ’77 problems. He saw firsthand major changes in ing the Trans-Siberian railway in the Soviet the landscapes of countries, seeing the tangible Union by himself. He traveled up to the far evidence that the world is constantly evolving. eastern coast. “There was no one there who had Simpson lived in Hungary during its period of change ever seen an American before, and certainly none who could from communism to capitalism. “When we arrived it was still speak Russian,” he said with a laugh. “That was interesting, very backward, but by the time we left, it was very much like there were moments.” other continental European places,” he said. He remembered There is no question that Simpson is an international citia lawyer that he was working with who came into the office zen, having traveled and worked extensively in other countries, very excited and holding a phone book, pointing to his name and he feels that the development of technology has allowed in it. There hadn’t been phone books in the past. “When we for the world to be smaller and easier to reach and understand went to Hungary, most people did not have phones. The than ever before. “When we lived in Hungary, before the connection was usually made a fourth of the time; most of the Internet, we would look for the international papers to come time you ended up connected with other phone numbers,” to get the scores of baseball and basketball games, but now its Simpson said. available all the time,” he said. “It’s a much smaller world, and He spent time doing business in Moldova, where a comthe result is that it will be a lot more open.” munist government had been newly elected. His firm was His children, Jennifer ’12 and Patrick ’15, spent their childthere representing the banks that were funding the change in hood in London. Simpson has been pleased to see the internathe power system. Before the change, the average person in tional student community grow over the years. “Episcopal is a Moldova had electricity for eight hours a day, he said. Now the lot more international than it was, which is good. The School people had access to electricity and the change was immediate should encourage it more, and the kids should embrace it.” n
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He reached into a pocket of his briefcase and pulled out a stack of photos, secured together by a rubberband. Glancing over his shoulder, I watched him flip through the photos until he reached the one he wanted: an old photo of a gentleman with his hand up to his brow in a salute. Social Studies Teacher Bobby Watts laughed and handed it to me. “He is like a Prussian martinet about how he goes about his business. He is an old testament god, a staunch Roman Catholic, but he really is just a teddy bear.” The photo was of Phil Garmey, a former colleague of Watts’ at Virginia Episcopal School (VES) in the 1970s. “He is a lifelong friend,” said Watts. Garmey teaches French at VES, where he has worked for 40 years, including one year as the interim headmaster. The photo was taken at the New Teacher Institute of the Virginia Association of Independent Schools, which Garmey pioneered. “It shows the field marshal rendering a salute that serves as a reminder of one of his more succinct and insightful offerings of advice: ‘Watty, you gotta know when to stroke ’em and when to poke ’em,” said Watts. “His words and his model have helped guide me in my 20 years on The Holy Hill.” He looked at the picture in his hand, and said, “Every now and then, not only do I get a chuckle out of it, but I get a little bit of a jolt about the standard which I ought to be living up to.”
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Liz Vorlicek and Nat Duffield.
There are pieces of art everywhere, hanging on the walls, sitting on the shelves, tucked in the corner of the room. In the dining room, around the table, sit a dozen students, passing around a tea pot and a plate of blondies, pouring tea, watching the steam rise over the table, passing the honey, the cream. Each item on the table has a unique story: a ceramic mug from a close friend who is an artist; a set of little tea pots that they found in a small village in China; a larger tea pot that he made himself. Visual Arts Teachers Liz Vorlicek and Nat Duffield collect pieces of art from where they travel and on this particular day, they have invited one of Duffield’s art classes into their home to experience the collection of ceramic mugs and tea pots which are part of their extensive collection. The students handle them carefully, listening attentively to Vorlicek tell the stories behind each one, as she points out the unique characteristics, such as the feet on a handmade mug. “They very rarely get to use handmade mugs,” said Duffield. “A lot of the things we are teaching them, how to trim feet on a pot—they have never seen those before. It adds a lot to the pot aesthetically, but when you tell them to do it in a class and they have never done it before or even seen it before, they don’t really get it.” In Vorlicek and Duffield’s dining room, these students are able to turn over the mugs and actually see what Duffield has been referring to in the studio. Vorlicek remembers that when she was in school, the faculty members at the College of Ceramics, Alfred University, took her to see their collections of art. She and her husband are doing the same now for the students grouped around their table for the tea party, which has now become a tradition each year.
Perched on her desk sit two glass paperweights. On one there is an etching of Hoxton with four pillars, representing the four pillars of Episcopal: spirituality, athleticism, honor, and integrity. “I have always liked that image,” said Science Teacher Kathleen Caslow. “At this School, we want to develop the whole child. We are not just teaching them, we are educating them and helping them cross milestones. This picture reminds me that I am not just here to teach biology.” The second paperweight was given to Caslow by the parents of a former student. The etching reads, “Nothing you do for children is ever wasted. By Garrison Keillor.” This particular paperweight reminds Caslow that she makes an impact every day on the lives of her students at EHS. “There are so many challenges in this job, and it can ask so much of you. But it’s rewarding when things work out and you get that note that says you have changed their life,” she said, turning the paperweight over in her hand, watching the light reflect through the glass. “Sometimes you feel like you aren’t making any impact,” she continued. “But every little thing you do changes something, and you might not even know it. Nothing is wasted, even when you don’t feel like you are making an impact.”
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Julie Wang-Gempp. Molly Pugh.
English Teacher Molly Pugh holds a steaming cup of tea in her hand and gingerly touches the stack of colorful cards and notes, one shaped like a butterfly, on the table. “This box,” she said, “is my inspiration.” Notes from students at Episcopal, notes from parents, and notes from her time teaching in Hong Kong fill a cardboard box sitting on the table next to her. She chooses a couple of the notes to carry in her wallet with her, she said. “They are usually the ones where someone is thanking me for something that I didn’t even know I did. “As teachers, we have this agenda, and we think we are doing all of these things right, and very rarely, what we say is what they seem to hear. But sometimes they interpret something we say in a way that is so much more powerful than what we meant. And I find that realization humbling, but also really inspiring.”
“I am blessed to be a teacher,” said Julie Wang-Gempp, a social studies and Chinese teacher at Episcopal. “I am blessed; I get the chance to teach the Chinese language and the chance to say what I appreciate.” This sentiment is brightly depicted in Wang-Gempp’s classroom environment in the form of a Chinese character called Fu. The character means good fortune and happiness. Wang-Gempp translates it as “Anything you want, you have it. You are fortunate.” The fu hangs on her walls, in various forms, part of larger art pieces, and sometimes alone. She holds in her hand a small photo of her parents in China. They stand underneath a large banner made entirely of flowers, displaying the Fu symbol above their heads. This picture has special meaning to Wang-Gempp. It was taken the day she left China to come to America in 1999. “I have been collecting anything with the character on it ever since,” she said. She received an apple from a student, an American symbol for teacher, and added her own fu character to it, illustrating her feeling of being blessed to be a teacher. Chinese characters are a kind of art, Wang-Gempp explained. The characters can look different, just how fonts can make English words look different. “In China, you might see the symbol more during the holidays, but for me, it’s part of my life to say how I appreciate my life, how I enjoy my life, and I want to share my enjoyment with my students. n
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“Having my name on a locker at EHS is something really special. Knowing that my name will be etched into the history of a school that means so much to me is truly awesome.” Buck Armstrong ’12
he Episcopal community has been remarkably generous as the School has pursued the $85 million goal of The EHS Promise. When asked why they have decided to support The Promise, alumni, parents, and friends alike invariably describe a powerful appreciation for EHS and a strong desire to help secure a robust future for the school they love. “We love the tradition and high standards of the School and Headmaster Hershey’s vision, dedication, and enthusiasm,” explained Sheila and Britton Sanderford, parents of Spencer ’13. “EHS gives us an impression of continuity that reaches beyond the toils of today. Simply put, we wanted to help, in some small way, to extend that legacy beyond our own years.” The finish line is remarkably close, but the Campaign is not yet complete. Three million dollars remains to be raised, which means every gift from now through June will be critical to achieving the goal. As individuals consider their personal commitment to EHS and The Promise Campaign, they should also consider those whom they might like to recognize through their gift. There are opportunities starting at $10,000 – all of which are payable over three years – to have one’s gift recognized by placing a name in one of the magnificent new or renovated spaces on campus. In addition, financial aid scholarship awards may be named through the Campaign’s Middle-Income Financial Aid Initiative.
Elle Wilson ’13 in front of the lockers named for her and her sister, Taylor Wilson ’11.
Aldona Wos and Louis DeJoy, parents of Ania ’14 and Andrew ’14, feel it is important for EHS to continue to thrive, because it will be “a life-long credential for Ania and Andrew.” They created the DeJoy Family Scholarship in hope that their children will stay connected to the School long past graduation and contribute further to the initial investment “as they pursue their own endeavors.” The Promise of Episcopal High School is about the people of this extraordinary place, and nothing reminds one of the magnitude of this lasting EHS community quite as powerfully as seeing the names of those individuals who are part of it. Whether they are names of alumni from decades past, or faculty who have made an exceptional difference in the lives of their students, or recent alumni and current students who are now taking their place in The High School, these names conjure among all the very clear understanding that we are part of
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The following is a sampling of opportunities for recognizing unrestricted campaign gifts. All gifts are payable over three years. For a complete listing, please go to www.episcopalhighschool.org/thepromise. Townsend Hall: Classrooms..........................................................$100,000 Faculty Office............................................................50,000 Harkness Tables.......................................................25,000 Crosland Academic Support Center: Group Study Tables.............................................$50,000 Tutoring Carrels........................................................25,000 March Library: Group Study Room..............................................$50,000 Study Carrels............................................................25,000 Study Booths............................................................10,000 Athletics Center: Team Locker Room.............................................$100,000 Squash Courts....................................................$100,000 Offices........................................................................50,000 Individual Lockers....................................................10,000
To learn more about opportunities for gift recognition, please contact Director of Development Bob Eckert at 703-933-4056 or email@example.com. something greater than ourselves; something truly wonderful and worth advancing. It means a great deal to see one’s name affixed to The High School. “Having my name on a locker at EHS is something really special. Knowing that my name will be etched into the history of a school that means so much to me is truly awesome,” said Buck Armstrong ’12. “It’s hard to believe that my name will be there for many years to come; hopefully my children get to see that name one day.” For current and future students to be inspired by the names of individuals who have lived the EHS experience before them – in the classrooms and on the playing fields – the value is inestimable. Whether heading into a long weekend of exam prep or preparing for a championship match against a respected rival, the names of those who have worked hard and triumphed before them are quiet reminders that they, too, can do it. There are many opportunities to have one’s unrestricted commitment to The Promise recognized on campus. For more information, please contact the development office 877-EHS-1839.
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TOWNSEND HALL PROGRESS After a one-year campus respite from construction, the capstone project for The Promise Campaign is now well underway. Once again, the community is mesmerized by the progress, keeping tabs on the crane, and imagining how incredible it will be to have Townsend Hall fill the void that is currently behind Hoxton House. Slated to open in the fall of 2013 – in time for the beginning of the 2013-14 school year – Townsend Hall will be an iconic building in the center of campus. Anchoring Episcopal’s exceptional academic program, Townsend will house the School’s English, social studies, and theology departments, as well as the Crosland Academic Support Center.
THIS IS IT! CLOSING IN ON $85M The final six months of The Promise Campaign are now upon us! It has been an incredible campaign thus far, and the School is grateful for all who have stretched themselves to contribute with extraordinary generosity in support of the Campaign’s priorities. With less than $2 million remaining to be raised, now is the time for all to decide what their contribution to The Promise will be. n To learn more about The EHS Promise and become part of the great tradition of stewardship that has enabled Episcopal to pursue excellence in all areas of school life for generations, please call, write, or email: The EHS Promise Campaign Episcopal High School 1200 North Quaker Lane Alexandria, VA 22302
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I’ve had the good fortune to have lunch with Jack Clarkson ’48, Brad Tazewell ’44, and Josh Darden ’54, and we try to get together every month. This has helped me keep up a little with the EHS news. Also, I’ve been in touch with Ed Leake on a regular basis and have had the opportunity to see him on several different occasions. In addition, Stuart Gilchrist and his wife, Mary John, moved to Williamsburg and live in a retirement community there. Frances and I have had the opportunity to get together with them on a fairly regular basis. Hugo Blankingship writes that “our two children and grandchildren are all in this area, which delights the family lifestyle that we are enjoying. For the past several years, I have been serving as the chancellor of the recently created Anglican Church in North America, which has kept me busy and travelling to interesting places. Sally and I were able to return to Cuba last year for the first time in over 50 years. Many changes have occurred to that wonderful country, and more changes are likely before too long. I have become “of counsel” in the law firm that John Keith ’64 and I formed in 1979, and I have enjoyed the practice of law for 55 years.” Dr. Bill Fairey writes that as a semi-retired pathologist, he has a small private lab surrounded by three good people, bright and pleasant, and really a lot of fun in spite of low pay. He says, “Probably more meaningful in these later years, we have joined a group of local folks who take medical/relational Christian trips three times each year to DeLa Gonave, an island off the coast of the mainland of Haiti. This group has been taking these trips for 16 years, and I joined 10 years ago. The trip brings us together in a special way, especially in a mutual outreach to these fine rural Haitians.”
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Hunter McGuire writes that after 40 happy years learning and teaching surgery, a spinal cord injury turned him to painting landscapes, writing and illustrating children’s booklets, and promoting history and philosophy. In 2008, Alice and Hunter moved to Richmond to Westminster Canterbury, where Old Boys include Dick Harrison ’42, Bill Wright ’45, Eddie Meade ’43, Frank Talbot, and Bill Marshall. Hunter says that they are able to travel each summer to Fisher’s Island, N.Y., and each winter to Vero Beach, Fla., where Henry Schacht ’48 greets them with “welcome to paradise,” and with tales of EHS that are fresh as Schacht Grove’s, “world’s best” oranges. Hunter says the excitement of old friends reminds me of how lucky we were to start life enriched by The High School. Bill Marshall, captain of the ’46 football team wrote to say, “I never got in the way of anybody unless it was when I was trying to block for the football team. We had some good times, but I still remember that EpiscopalWoodberry game in 1946. The good news is we got them back the next year with our undefeated team.” Please keep in touch with updates on you and your family and thanks for your help. Also, thanks to Hugh Richardson ’48 for his help with our class notes.
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With the death of Bland Lee on June 23, 2012, of multiple health issues, the class has lost its third Senior Monitor – Rufus Barkley and Burwell Manning died earlier. George Thompson, Bland’s best friend, represented ’48 at his memorial service. He recalled that Bland was one of our most respected classmates who exemplified the Honor System. His thrift was shown as manager of Episcopal’s bookstore, and there was never a disciplinary problem in the dorm that he monitored. They
Virginia gentlemen Bland Lee ’48 (left) and George Thompson ’48.
1947 varsity football players Bland Lee ’48 and George Thompson ’48.
played varsity football, and after graduation, Bland joined the caravan to the University of Virginia, and George graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. As a student in Charlottesville, Bland operated Carol’s Tea Room at the corner of U.S. 29 and Rugby Road. There was no Carol, no tea, and no room but plenty of beer. The business was so successful, George said, that it not only covered Bland’s college expenses but also helped defray family debts. George said Bland joined the DKE fraternity with fellow Senior Monitors Rufus Barkley, Norris Broyles, and Jack Clarkson. George adds that when the fraternity asked for contributions, Bland would send a check with the stipulation that it be used only for beer for the members. Bland, whose nickname was “Trail Boss,” and George loved the outdoors, and hunting and fishing were always at the top of their list. George said Bland never forgot The High School, the University of Virginia, the Marine Corps, where he served two duty tours, and what was expected of a Lee from Virginia. George’s discourse, “The Wit and Wisdom of Bland Lee” is dedicated to Bland’s children and grandchildren and has been placed in the archives at The High School. As a senior, Ben Moore won the
Randolph Fairfax Memorial Medal for Character, Conduct, and Scholarship and the William Page Dame ’27 Reading at Sight Medal. Earlier in his senior year, Ben listed Sewanee as his college of choice, but when he found he had been admitted to Princeton, that’s where he went. There, he ran track and belonged to Cottage Club along with Rhodes Scholar Ned Conquest ’49. Princeton is also where Ben’s daughter, Margaret Moore Miller, went after finishing Ashley Hall in Charleston, S.C. She says she had hoped to have attended EHS as her father, uncle B. R. H. Moore ’55, and brother Benjamin Allston Moore III ’83 did, but EHS had not yet gone co-ed. William H. “Boota” deButts III ’76, now Episcopal’s chief financial officer, is a college classmate of Margaret Moore Miller, who is in charge of Princeton’s Alumni Office. From other classes: It’s a girl for Betsy Watts Metcalf ’00. Little Miss Elaine Andrews Metcalf, who is called “Laney,” was born on July 9. Mother Betsy is a tutor at Lovett School, whose Headmaster is William “Billy” Peebles ’73. Proud grandmother is Elizabeth Andrews Watts, Episcopal’s photographer and class notes editor… Several years ago, multi-talented Tommy Schneider ’43 wrote the words and music to a play, “Stages,” worthy of a New York tryout.
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Bernard Neal ’44 was one of the show’s “angels.” Tommy has a great-looking, Sweet Briar-educated wife, the former Bettye Wright, and is too active and alert to retire. So he has written a book, “Breaking Anger’s Management,” which Tommy says means “letting the anger go altogether.” Tommy knows whereof he writes. He is a clinical psychologist with a Ph.D. Sixty-nine years ago, just before graduation, Tommy came down with chicken pox and was quarantined in the school infirmary. He was the only person laid up on the second floor of Miss Annie Glascock’s sick bay (no relation to all-star athlete Buddy Glascock ’46). Tommy’s illness meant he would miss Finals – the formal dance in Centennial Hall – and receiving his diploma the next day with his parents Virginia and “Red” Schneider 1916 in the audience. Tommy had every reason to be angry, but he wasn’t. He even arranged for his classmate “Choo-Choo” Train ’43 to escort his date. After the dance, Train and the young lady came by the outside of Nurse Glascock’s infirmary. Inside, Tommy opened the window, and he and Train serenaded the girl with “Gaudeamus Igitur.” … Following a welcomed but chance meeting with Edwin N. “Eddie” Broyles II ’73, son of Norris Broyles, it was learned that Shirley and Norris are taking a University of Virginia alumni-sponsored cruise. Eddie, a graduate of HampdenSydney, lives in Clemson, S.C. … Bill “Ace” Parker ’45, the wittiest football manager Coach Bus Male ever had, has lost his younger brother, Albert N. “Bud” Parker, a Woodberry man, to a sudden heart attack. Asked why Bud went to Woodberry instead of The High School, Bill answered that the Spartan living quarters then – cubicles with a light bulb hanging from the ceiling and a canvas curtain for a door – were too primitive for his brother. If Bill could see the EHS dorms now… George Thompson, who lives with his wife, Mary Frances also known as “Rab,” in Marshall, Va., has been the highly successful president of Commonwealth Scientific Corp. You can also call the Thompsons “matchmakers,” for they introduced Jane Hanahan, the widow of
Bill Hanahan ’49, to widower Hunter deButts ’47, and the two are now happily married.
John Ritchie 1848 Westview Road Charlottesville, VA 22903 (H) 434-984-4729 email@example.com and Gish Anderson 109 Oak Hill Lane New Bern, NC 28562 (H) 252-635-6562 firstname.lastname@example.org Greetings fellow octogenarians! It is approaching the end of August as I write this so I am sure most of you will have earned – and I think “earned” is appropriate – this title by the time you read this note. From our present perspective do you have a favorite metaphor for aging – is it an ascent (a positive view) or (more excitingly) a game of musical chairs or what? After all, we are now at an age when folks will at least pretend to give some deference to our views on such matters so it’s high time to prepare some wise and helpful insights on life to pass along to the younger folk while they will still listen respectfully. Too soon they will only smile politely and wink to one another when we venture to opine on important matters. Therefore, I would like to bring to your attention an essay by Mark Twain prepared when he was requested to write something for the youth of America, “Advice for Youth.” I understand that in this essay he talks about six things including obeying parents selectively, respecting superiors, early to bed and early to rise, the matter of lying, handling firearms, and reading good books. It appears to me that with a good command of these topics you will be well prepared for the responsibilities of your new status as an octogenarian.
Please, no notes of appreciation. It will be reward enough if the EHS Alumni Office begins sending out copies of the Twain essay to all Old Boys as they reach their 80th birthday – perhaps with the next solicitation for The High School. But I must not let the special significance of this landmark year divert me from the news of our classmates. To be completely candid, there were only a few replies to my request for news. (I surely hope that I am not literally “preaching to the choir” as I write this note.) Mack Parker replied that he was “alive and kicking.” Many thanks, Mack. An empty mail box can be depressing. Then Gordon Leggett came through with a perfectly splendid response. You may recall that Gordon had told us that his stepdaughter Emmy (Madeline E. Miller, same name as her mother) had written a novel, “The Song of Achilles,” which was initially published by Bloomsbury in the U.K. last September and by Ecco Imprint of HarperCollins in the U.S. in March. So here is great news, on May 30, she was awarded the prestigious Orange Prize in London, England, for the best work of fiction by a female author published in the U.K. in 2011! The novel and the Orange Prize are fully explained on her website www. madelinemiller.com. I have visited this website and found it fascinating. She is a most impressive and accomplished classical scholar as well as a charming and very gifted young woman. I particularly recommend the interview with her which you will find on this website. It is just splendid. Gordon also reported that he and his wife, Madeline, took a walking tour in Croatia last October with friends. He reported that the scenery is gorgeous with many islands off the Adriatic coast and the outcroppings of limestone in the hills. He also said that the weather was unseasonably warm and caused him some difficulty. He fought through it, though, just as you would expect of the powerful and energetic lineman he was for The High School when we were all youngsters. And he noted that Jim Innes, who died last summer, was his
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freshman year roommate and regretted that they had not any contact since graduation. Virginia and I enjoyed a visit with our daughter and her family in Lexington, Mass., in July and took the opportunity to visit Carol and Don Scott at their home near the beach in South Chatham on Cape Cod. We found them in great spirits and still filled with warm memories of the celebration of Don’s 80th birthday in June when his children and grandchildren joined them for a splendid week which included sharing a suitcase full of letters and photos from Don’s friends remembering stories of their fun together with Don. I contributed a recollection of a picnic trip to Nantucket, which Don and I took with dates. It ended badly and became a disaster when we missed the last ferry back to Hyannis. The highlight of the weeklong family celebration of Don’s 80th was when they took him to Fenway Park for a baseball game – Don is a lifelong Boston Red Sox fan. This was no ordinary visit. They arranged to get Don down on the field for batting practice before the game, to give him a glimpse behind the public spaces of this most historic of baseball stadiums, to seat him in a special restaurant and viewing pavilion and to wish him a “Happy 80th Birthday Don Scott” between innings on the centerfield scoreboard before the sellout crowd of over 30,000 fans! Wow, some birthday celebration! But I am sure that others of you had special celebrations of your 80th. Tell me about them so I can share them with all of us.
Walter Reed (H) 707-448-3347 email@example.com Dear classmates: What a wonderful 60th Reunion you had! We were sorry we were not able to join you. Several of you have indicated that a 65th Reunion in November of 2015 is in order, so I urge all to consider it. One subject that came up with Bob Fishburn’s passing was the charities he
supported and the fact that some of you might like to donate to them. Bob had several and I felt the need to send a small check in our class’ name to one he had mentioned to me – North Cross High School, a K thru high school in Roanoke, Va. In the future, I will attempt to obtain obits for our future losses and mention them in our report. And now for my report. Harry Arnold: Harry reports that he is still in real estate, despite the current economy. He takes advantage of a few buying opportunities but selling is still not happening in Monroe, Ga. His dear wife is now in assisted living, but he is still holding his own having survived bone cancer some 26 years ago. Tom Buist: Had a grand talk with Tom who is doing just fine as is his sweet Marilyn. He is now a retired lawyer, and we shared our mutual love of the card game “Spite and Malice,” which my own children enjoy so much when we get together. We also shared our mutual affection for Mr. Roger Walke back in our High School days. He reminded me that there are still many EHS friends living in Charleston, and we reminisced about Bob Page, David Maybank ’50, Hardy Patten, and Jim Rumsey. He is very proud of his six blonde and blue-eyed grandchildren and, when I mentioned Dick Rutledge’s assigning me the job of finding and re-publishing the original Ravenel English Handbook, he offered to make this his quest, too. I am most appreciative as I have failed miserably so far. Bill Calvert: Had a nice talk with my old roomie. Bill and Marion just celebrated their 55th anniversary and are in reasonably good health. They will be going to Rhode Island for Marion’s family reunion. Bill will join his barbershop chorus in a trip to Portland, Ore., for one of their competitions (how grand this will be). Presently, he and Marion are cleaning and painting the house and exercising, too, so I am impressed. Kelly Dixon: Kelly and Nanci are easing their way into our senior citizen life style and don’t plan to do much travelling anymore. He is now retired from the group practice, where he
served for so many years and quite proud of his daughter who has sung in the chorus of the Metropolitan Opera in New York for nigh on to 20 years. In summary, he owns up to few challenges but is doing his best to handle them. Way to go, Kelly. Bob Fishburn: As you know, we lost Bob to lung cancer shortly after the 60th Reunion and what a blow it was to us all, especially me. I always looked forward to his pithy discussion of every aspect of life and especially politics. I spoke to his dear Sibyl afterward and was so pleased to find her bearing up so well. As Bob would have it, she is staying involved in many things including college courses. Sibyl, I intend to include you in our future reports if it’s OK with you. I hope other wives may want to stay in touch with us as well. Jim Hickson: Had a long talk with Jim and his lovely wife, Mildred. They understood what Loli and I are going through and had words of great comfort for us. They have a condo in Avon, Colo., near their daughter and son-in-law. He mentioned that he had talked Bob Fishburn into driving up to the 60th, and they had a grand time, though Bob had difficulty sitting. He also sent his daughter (who is interning at a hospital) and a friend to Kenya to work in that unique environment for a few weeks, which I am sure, will influence her for the rest of her life. Tom Hunter: Tom checked in to report that his book, “Memoirs of a Spaghetti Cowboy,” is now at the publishers, and he sent me copies of a draft chapter and it was really fascinating. He also has an earlier book out entitled “Softly Walks the Beast,” which is a thriller. Tom and Isabel are back from a vacation at their cottage on Martha’s Vineyard. Doesn’t that sound like a fun place to be? Both are in good health with exercise done on a daily basis. Tom reports that Isabel is a cellist in the world famous Yo Yo Ma’s orchestra based in Boston, a group that tours all over the world. I forgot to ask if she will be with them when they play at Berkeley on Jan. 24. We would certainly drive down to hear it and perhaps take her out to dinner.
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Lee Marston: I had a brief call from Lee who had just returned from his annual gathering of friends and family on the outer banks of North Carolina, some 30 people all told. I will call him soon to discuss his wonderful bio of his dad and, for some strange reason, see if he has seen the movie “Lawless,” which Loli and I found fascinating (It’s about a Virginia family up in the hills in the bootleg alcohol business during prohibition). It reminded me of a story one of my roommates at VMI, Mish Pettyjohn, told about hunting groundhogs in the mountains near his home in Lynchburg. It seems he was walking up a little valley when he came upon a rough looking man with a rifle wanting to know just who he was. Mish said he was just hunting groundhogs and the man said, “Son, ain’t no groundhogs here, you better head back to where you came from.” Mish got the message and quickly retreated to the nearest road. Charlie Merriman: A brief message from Charlie telling me that he now lives in Maine but will call me back. I miss hearing from Charlie and hearing about the Holy City. I grew up visiting there often since my mother’s best friend was Eliza Hagan (ne Davenport) and both of them grew up in Hampton (including Eliza’s brother Sam Mason who was one of the famous VMI Flying Squadron football team and later a retiree in Richmond). Jim Kirchoffer: And then there is the other half of the EHS 51 Club in Northern California. Jim has moved to the city of Vallejo, Calif., which is just down the road from me. He attends St. Paul’s Church in the town of Benecia (once the state capital) and is “doing the Franciscan thing” i.e. helping out where ever needed. The young man who he guided through school and college is now an assistant actuary in San Francisco and on his own. Jim had lung problems but now reports the lung as okay, and he exercises regularly and asks me to pass on another tidbit – Eat To Live! When I mentioned my admiration for Mr. Walke, Jim merely stated “He worked me hard! Palmer Stearns: Palmer and Patricia were kind enough to send my Loli
their best. They have their daughter living nearby, and she has just given birth to twin boys! We talked about several mutual friends including Jimbo Thornton, Hul Beardsley, and Johns Jaudon. (The first two passed and Johns is missing to me.) We also compared notes on our travels around the world where he served as project manager such as AID Programs for the State Department and others for the Bureau of Public Works. It’s good to know that they are in good health – keep up the good work guys. Dick Rutledge: I called Dick but caught him playing tennis at 7 p.m. We never got back together, but he did say that his “strategic conference business” was doing quite well. Well, that’s all I have for now except that my sweet Loli and I are spending every day doing whatever brings us a little more happiness. Her latest CT scan revealed a few signs of more cancer, but the surgeon tells us that they are too small for surgery and, that if they continue to grow by the next CT scan, he will be able to remove them without any negative impact on her lifestyle. Of course, we believe in the power of prayer and are so grateful for so many friends and family who include her in their prayers. We too pray for all of you as we all enter the final stage of our lives.
Fred Cleveland (H) 817-870-2087 FredClev@sbcglobal.net On the weekend of June 8-9, 2012, the Class of 1952 held what was perhaps the first and certainly the most successful 60th Reunion in EHS history. After an initial conversation with Harte Crow, Bob Mason floated the idea of having another reunion for our class this year; and having come up with the “plan” approved by the Alumni Office, he worked doggedly to bring the scheme to fruition. For insurance, Bob recruited the always helpful Charlie Cook as co-chair, but it was Kristin Hollrah and others in the Alumni Office who helped make everything
happen. Nothing Bob or Charlie asked for seemed to be too much trouble for her. As fast as they came up with ideas, she was ready with “Yes, we can do that.” With that team in place, success was virtually guaranteed. The results: 17 class members and nearly as many spouses or friends gathered for a gala two days on the Hill in celebration of our time at EHS, the fellowship of our classmates, and the 60 years since graduation. The weather was absolutely beautiful – clear, sunny, and pleasantly cool. The reunion began on Friday evening with cocktails on the front lawn, followed by an elegant dinner in the Ainslie Arts Center. We met on Saturday morning for breakfast; then went to the convocation where we heard from Headmaster Rob Hershey and an informative and impressive panel of students and faculty members, who discussed present day life at the School. The afternoon was spent touring various Washington area sights. It was then back to The High School for an informal reception and another good dinner. Equally impressive is that 82 percent of the surviving members our class participated in the annual Roll Call and our reunion gift totaled $33,562.68. The Reunion attendees included Mimi and Frank Conner, Mary and Charlie Cook, Harte Crow, Colleen and Jimmy Daniel, Bill Dixon, Don Faulkner, Alex Hamilton, Dot and David Hatmaker, Esten and Bob Mason, Bob Montague and Sheila Stampfli, Sherryl and Carlo Oates, Dee and Eddie Pell, Mimi and Jim Piper, Janie and Pen Sandridge, Elaine and English Showalter, Beverly and Ted Smedberg, and Betsy and Latane Ware. Carole and Bob Morgan had planned to come, but were unable because of an unexpected family obligation. At dinner on Friday, we were also joined by Wayne Holman ’53, a friend of many of us in ’52. It was a grand affair all around, so here’s looking forward to 2017 and beyond...
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Ellen and Mayo Read were “Maine Bums” in August, staying a couple of days each with Ann and Pegram Harrison ’51 and Charlie Merriman ’51 at their respective estates, on their way to the Chautauqua Institution, where they spent a week with Patti and Joe McGee ’46. Mayo reports that all four heads were quite stuffed with knowledge of all sorts, and he recommends that all his classmates except Luke Simons, who already knows everything, give it a try. Luke was president of J.C. Bradford Company, which was bought out by UBS, of which he became an executive. He also had a nice visit in May with Jon Bryan in Alexandria, and with Reid White in August in the Berkshires. Scott Parker received a B.S. in petroleum engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and has been a registered professional engineer in the State of Texas, since 1963. Scott has spent many years in the oil and gas industry with increasing levels of responsibility. He has progressed through the following job titles during his career: field production engineer, vice president of drilling and production, executive vice president and COO, CEO and owner of Parker Well Service, Inc., president of TransTexas Drilling Services, Inc., and, currently, he is the CEO and owner of CSP Enterprises, Inc. He still works full time assisting homeowners with their foundation problems. He crawls under homes, etc. He is contacting some old friends to see about getting back involved with the energy industry. Varsity Carnival prepared him in 1980 to be Johnny Leadville Brown in the musical “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” and then a couple of years later to portray Capt. Von Trapp in “The Sound of Music.” Many times when he went to Washington, he took the time to go to EHS and enjoy a meal, along with seeing some of his wonderful teachers
like Pat Callaway. He keeps up with William Clark Spencer, Alexander M. “Sandy” Roe, and Rev. Jonathan Bryan. Austin Moore attended his 55th Reunion at the University of Virginia with Mayo Read and Jack Rinehart ’52. At the invitation of Sir John Charnly, Austin will be attending the 50th anniversary celebration of Sir John’s invention of the prosthetic hip replacement. Austin’s connection there is that his father, a noted orthopedic surgeon and founder of the Moore Clinic, invented the first femoral hip replacement, which was the forerunner of joint replacements as we know them today. I am still working full time (53rd year) as of counsel with Nelson Mullins Riley and Scarborough law firm. I am not doing trial court work but only arbitrations and mediations. We opened our 13th office in Nashville in May which gave me a chance, after many years, to visit with Luke Simons who looked great. Luke retired as an executive with UBS and now runs a hedge fund involved in the healthcare industry in which Nashville is a leader. I hope to catch up Jim Bass ’55, E. Dan Smith ’55, and Norris Nielsen ’56 when I visit there again.
Charlie Covell (H) 352-336-0127 (O) 352-846-2000 Ext 251 email@example.com 60th Reunion: 2014
John Burress received the 2012 Winston-Salem Foundation Award, which recognizes “individuals who demonstrate the Foundation’s values of generosity, excellence, inclusion, and integrity along with visionary leadership in a community activity or on behalf of a community organization.” The award announcement stated, “John Burress has been a supporter, advocate, and resource for much of Winston-Salem’s not-for-profit community for decades.”
Sandy Wise (H) 614-766-1511 (O) 614-447-0281 firstname.lastname@example.org 60th Reunion: 2015
Terry Cooper (H) 434-202-8065 (O) 703-931-8172 email@example.com 60th Reunion: 2016
Blasts from the past! For this edition I’ve made contact with three of our former classmates who didn’t attend our 50th Reunion and haven’t kept in regular touch with the class, to see what they’ve been doing in the intervening years. You’ll see that they’ve all had interesting careers and are all keeping quite active in retirement. John Richardson was with us from fall 1952 through spring 1954. He then finished at South Kent School in Connecticut and went on to Williams. He later obtained a master’s at George Washington. As John put it, “I got hooked on the injustice of the Palestine problem and spent my career working in/on the Middle East and the Muslim world generally, first in the NGO [nongovernmental organizations] sector and then with the USG [United States Government]” as an operations officer for the CIA. John retired in 2005 and has been working on a biography of former District of Columbia Governor (when D.C. was a territory) Alexander Robey “Boss” Shepherd, the fellow who, in John’s words, “put the flesh on the bones of the Pierre L’Enfant Plan for the District of Columbia,” as by laying down over 150 miles of paved roads and sidewalks plus sewers, gas mains, water mains, and street lamps. John hopes to have the manuscript finished by the time you read this. He also sits on the boards of several organizations dealing with local issues. Otherwise, John reports that he is happily married with several grandchildren and in general good health. He lives in North Arlington.
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Henry Townsend, then of the thriving mega-metropolis of Marshall, Va., was with us for four years (1952-56) and graduated with the class. He went on to Yale for his B.A., to the London School of Economics for his master’s and to the New School of New York for his doctorate, all in economics. Henry writes that he worked as an economist for consulting houses and the federal government, then retired about 20 years ago. In retirement Henry has pursued a variety of interests. He keeps abreast of current events by reading numerous publications; has become a potter making “mugs and plates and even an occasional teapot;” searches for art works that depict greyhounds (of which he is an owner) and writes articles about his findings for the magazine Celebrating Greyhounds and puts images of the works he’s found (more than 1,200) on Wikipedia and other websites; sees a trainer once a week; and travels extensively. In 2011, he and wife, Jessica, (see below) went to Istanbul and Uzbekistan (which he says was “a bad idea”), England and Sicily, and by rail from Chicago to San Francisco (“a good idea”). In 1969, Henry married a charming English lady, the Oxford-educated former Jessica Meyersberg. They have two daughters. Antonia is a graduate of National Cathedral, Wesleyan, and Columbia Business School and is a business consultant; Claudia is a graduate of Maret, Brown, and UCLA (from which she received a doctorate) and teaches at the University of Miami. Henry is in good health also. His only medication being “a baby aspirin every day.” He lives in Georgetown. Brown Morton was also with us all four years. Brown writes that he “was a poster boy for under-achievers” while at EHS and graduated “thanks largely to Ben Harnly’s generous academic myopia regarding Brown’s performance in French II.” Brown matriculated at U.Va. and there began a series of major accomplishments. He was the first ever to receive a bachelor’s degree in architectural history and then was the first American ever to receive a graduate diploma
in architectural conservation from the French Service des Monuments Historiques. “Mr. Harnly would have been startled,” Brown notes. In 1966, Brown returned to the United States and began a career with the federal government that included many assignments abroad. He was leader of the UNESCO mission to develop a stabilization program for the imperial city of Hué, Vietnam, after it had been heavily shelled during the 1969 Tet offensive; UNESCO’s campaign to safeguard Borobudur, Indonesia, from seismic damage; and preparing the list of World Heritage List nominations to protect sites in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal. Brown somehow found time to launch numerous other careers as well. In the 1970s, while on assignment in Rome, he studied for the Episcopal priesthood and was ordained in 1974. In 1986, he became a professor of historic preservation at the University of Mary Washington, from which he retired in 2008. In retirement, he works as an international historic preservation consultant and architectural conservator. His American projects have included work on the New York State Capitol at Albany, the New York City Hall, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He is the co-author of the Secretary of the Interior’s “Standards for Historic Preservation Projects” and is currently working on two books. One presents his views on the future of historic preservation and the other is an analysis of Robert E. Lee’s career as an engineer. Brown, like Henry, married an English bride – in his case, Margaret Templeton. Margaret is currently a journalist with the newspaper Leesburg Today. They have three children: John ’84 is assistant secretary of Homeland Security and director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Emma Morton Eggleston is a medical doctor on the faculty of Harvard Medical School. And, Robert ’89 is a vice president of Blackboard, an academic software company. All told, Brown and Margaret have eight grandchildren. Brown and Margaret live in historic Waterford, Va., in western Loudoun
County, and also have a house that Margaret inherited in the Highlands of Scotland near Loch Ness. Brown writes that in 40 years he has yet to see the Loch Ness Monster and notes that most of the sightings take place in the evenings just as the local pubs are closing. Brown had a serious auto accident in 1969 and these days travels with an electric wheelchair in the back of his SUV. His outlook is best expressed in his SUV’s license plate: “GO4IT.” Russ Roberts was the subject of high praise from his local newspaper, the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star, on the occasion of his sort-of retirement from the practice of law at the end of May. According to the article he “plans to keep his law license current and continue to do occasional legal work for his existing clients” and also volunteer, ride his bike, and go fishing. You can read the full article at http://blogs.fredericksburg.com/businessbrowser/2012/05/30/ prominent-local-attorney-retiring.
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Tom Davenport reports, “My latest film documentary is about growing up in rural Northern Virginia in the 1950s and about my friend, Jerry Payne, from the public school I attended before EHS. The film is called “Where Do They All Go” and this was a question Jerry asked himself as a teenager when he wondered why he hardly ever saw the remains of dead animals in nature. There is a preview of the film at: http:// igg.me/p/91702?a=537302. Now that we are all over three score and 10 and old men, this film may interest classmates. It’s about aging, friendship, and death, but it’s not morbid. I am still on the farm, no muskrats, but cows and orchards. I run the www.folkstreams. net site with folks from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. All my other documentary films are there, and there are lots of other good movies about life from our past, and the South is especially well represented.
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During Reunion Weekend 2012, members of the Class of ’57 enjoyed a VIP tour of Mount Vernon arranged by Boyce Ansley, who is the wife of Shep Ansley ’57 and served as regent of the Mount Vernon Ladies Association. Left to right: Mimi Davenport, Tom Davenport ’57, Mary Buxton, Chip Buxton ’57, Emily Woodrum, Chip Woodrum ’57, Tim deGavre ’57, Caroline deGavre, Ken Ringle ’57, Boyce Ansley, and Shep Ansley ’57. (Photo by Foster Wiley, Mount Vernon photographer)
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Rob deGavre – Rob relates, “I learned the value of hard work and preparation. I never was brilliant and never scored well on aptitude tests. I was deeply conscious – if not intimidated – at Episcopal and later at Princeton University that I was surrounded by many who were much brighter than I. Yet through hard work, I rose to first in my class academically at Episcopal, Phi Beta Kappa at Princeton, and graduated in the top 5 percent of my Navy officers submarine class.” At Princeton, Rob received his B.A. and M.P.A. from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Later he served on and as chairman of the Advisory Committee of Princeton University’s Economics Department. Following the military as a weapons and engineer officer in the submarine service, Rob began his career in the Treasurer’s Office of Exxon Corp in Tokyo and New York (1968-72). From 1972-82, he was treasurer with International Nickel Ltd., a metals and mining company in N.Y.C. From 1982-1987, he was VP and treasurer at Squibb Corp. in Princeton, N.J. From 1987-1992, he became senior VP and CFO of Westmark International
(a healthcare spin-off from Squibb) in Seattle, Wash. He’s now semi-retired but active on the boards of startup companies as an entrepreneur. Rob has lived at Friday Harbor in the San Juan Islands of Washington State for the past 17 years where he enjoys “working in a rural setting, clearing land, building barns, splitting wood, boating, raising wild ducks, and walking every day for three to four miles.” He enjoys scuba diving in Hawaii. He says, “I ran almost every day for at least 20 years but had to stop.” He still misses the mental highs and the delight of running in foreign cities. Rob enjoys nonfiction – “The Admirals,” “The Guns of August,” and “Silent Spring.” “I continue with the Episcopal church. The church has changed and now I am a seeker – to rediscover the beautiful old prayers and hymns and more to reflect upon life itself. “To put it in perspective, I disliked my four years at Episcopal. I disliked them intensely. In the years that have followed, I have come to appreciate deeply and with great respect what the School did for me. First, it gave my education stability. My stepfather was in the military, and we were moving every other year. Second, it vastly broadened my perspective on careers. As an Army brat, I was in a cocoon with no view of life outside the military. Third, it
taught me how to write. Fourth, while the School did not ‘teach’ me integrity, it emphasized it in a way that integrity became part of my core, the prism through which I viewed decisions and central to my person. “I believe today we would search in vain for teachers like Williams, Whittle, Callaway or Tompkins. I was struck at our 50th Reunion by the fact there were those among us who were Ravenel devotees and those who were Karlson devotees, and never did the twain meet. I was in Karlson’s English class. We were studying one of Shakespeare’s sonnets. Mr. Karlson asked me to read one verse and then to summarize what the poet was saying. When I had done that, he asked me with his gruff intimidating voice if I liked the poem. With fear and honesty I said “No.” He looked at me with a mixture of abject despair, disgust, and hopelessness. I think my answer simply reinforced Mr. Karlson’s opinion that we were cultural heathens and intellectual neophytes not worthy of his efforts. In my later years, I have tried to thank those who were influential in shaping me. One person I did thank was Mr. Thomsen ’30. Many I could not, including Mr. Karlson and my submarine commander. For me, in retrospect, it was the totality of all the teachers that was so influential – their deep love of learning, their enthusiasm for sports, their knowledge and reverence for the Bible, their Victorian standards and virtue, and their apparent happiness with little in the way of material possessions.” Charlie Hooff – After EHS, Charlie graduated from George Washington University along with extended
experience in Southeast Asia, principally Taipei, Taiwan, and also Laos, Vietnam, Thailand, and Cambodia. He worked with Air America and a series of airlines, the last business with Airways Engineering Corp. in Washington, D.C. Charlie began work in real estate in 1961 with The Hooff Company, the family business since 1929. His Charles R. Hooff, Inc., Realtors now provides services in residential, commercial, and development real estate in Northern Virginia. Their signature project was the redevelopment of the Torpedo Factory (since 1918) complex in Alexandria, now with an art center of distinction. Is he retired? “No, however my colleagues suggest I never really worked!” Charlie presently lives with his wife at Belmont Bay Farm, an environmental sanctuary along the Potomac River, where he enjoys farming (sheep and chickens). He has long been involved in hunting in the U.S., England, and Africa. He still enjoys international travel. He attends St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Alexandria. “Another memory was in Mr. Tompkins’s Geometry class. Landon Hilliard and I didn’t seem to be moving at the pace expected of Mr. T. He opined one day that we were quite dull and he was tired of teaching us. He suggested we repair to the space just outside his class and assemble in front of the two Elm trees and commence to instruct the trees in the finer points of geometry. He would lean out the window from time to time encouraging us to press on, and let us know that he didn’t think the trees were absorbing the subject much better than we in his class. This was one of those learning moments never forgotten, and surely not repeated in today’s EHS. “The Episcopal High School experience was one of several life changing events for me. It added structure to an adolescent’s life that has stayed with me to today. Unfortunately, the EHS we knew is gone, not to return. Time and successive administrations have changed the school. The rat system is gone. It is unlike our times when the monitors carried out the discipline of the student body (orders of the Headmaster). The kids today at Episcopal probably get a
better scholastic education than we did, but they don’t get the same life building experiences. They don’t have the opportunity to grow from a rat to an upperclassman with responsibility over other students. At every reunion we are asked what we thought was important, and the resounding answer is the honor system. I don’t think so. We came to The High School with the honor system inculcated in us. The School didn’t have to add anything. My take is that the rat system was the most important ingredient in molding us into what we are. “Jack Ordeman was one of the most important masters and mentors I had at Episcopal. I got one of those final 74s. I felt it required one more effort to change my grade to 75 and pass for the year. I proceeded to his lair on third Dalrymple. I summarized my position – I’ve done my very best. Then came that pause in the conversation. He took a deep draw on his cigarette. I thought he would buy my B.S. Then he repeated, almost under his breath, ‘I did the best I could…I did the best I could. Well, Mr. Hooff, it is time you learn that if you do your best and it doesn’t make the grade you will most likely starve to death.’ I was summarily dismissed. That lesson was well learned and never forgotten.” Saunders Midyette – “Having lived in a small town in eastern North Carolina prior to attending EHS,” relates Saunders, “I learned the importance of concentration and hard work in my studies, competitiveness/ determination in playing basketball and football, communicating with students and faculty, along with service as a dining room waiter. Soon after graduating from UNC with a B.A. in economics, I met and married Shirley, the love of my life in 1963. After several years with Wachovia Bank, I pursued an M.B.A. in accounting at the Wharton School. Hard work and concentration/determination sustained me as a full-time student while working many hours in the business office at the Hospital of University of Pennsylvania (HUP). I became CFO at HUP and obtained fellow status in the Healthcare Financial Management Association and the American College of Healthcare Administrators. After HUP, I
went onto become the CFO in the academic medical centers at the Universities of Utah, Michigan, and Virginia over a 30-year period.” Most challenging was a financial feasibility study and a $350 million hospital replacement project at the University of Michigan Medical Center, largest in the world at that time. Saunders has published a significant number of financial articles in the healthcare industry. “Working in my Charlottesville home office, I have been vice president and national sales director for the St. Clair Group, Seminole, Fla., for the past 14 years in identifying healthcare clients for our financial consulting services.” Saunders has resumed writing and speaking in recent years, especially about Nicholas Trist, a colorful native of Charlottesville who negotiated the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, ending the unpopular war with Mexico in 1848. “In our own version of the ‘Bucket List’ movie, we look forward to traveling to many other countries in the years to come.” They have already been to Austria, Thailand, China, Egypt, England, Ireland, Italy, France, Peru, and many other countries. As often as possible, Saunders plays tennis and watches pro tennis along with college and pro football and basketball. He has been an avid skier nearby Wintergreen. He enjoys listening and attending classical music concerts and reading many mysteries and historical novels. “My fondest memories of EHS were football and basketball, dancing to really fast music at the school dances, going to Egypt for a smoke with good friends, and the great steak dinners with the trimmings and homemade rolls at Albert’s Restaurant in Alexandria. Mr. Walden and Mr. Phillips had the most influence on me as coaches of the basketball and football teams. My most memorable meals in the dining room were watching the stronger waiters, i.e. Landon Hilliard and Stuart Saunders ’60, pump up their trays with 28 dinner plates and 28 salad plates, which on rare occasion, ended with lots of broken dishes. My fondest memories in sports were the special “over 4” play as fullback in the 19-0 win over Woodberry Forest in Orange in 1956
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and my “clothes line” tackle of the star Randolph-Macon quarterback, laying him out on the opening kick-off in Front Royal.” Saunders also broke The High School’s basketball season record scoring 304 points in 15 games in 1957. John Brabson – After graduating from Episcopal and the University of North Carolina, John served four years as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy from 1963-1967. He began his career as marketing director with Peoples Gas System, Inc. of Tampa, Fla., in 1976. He was elected president in 1985 and then became chairman and chief executive officer in 1989 where he served until the company was acquired by TECO Energy in 1997. During this time, John completed the Harvard Advance Management Program. Serving on the board of Lykes Bros. Inc. for many years, a privately owned agricultural-based company in Tampa, John became chairman from 19962001. From 2001-09, he was a general partner in Everest Partners, LLC, a real estate developer in the Tampa Bay area. In 2009, John became president of Lykes Insurance Inc. of Tampa. John has served as chairman of the American Gas Cooling Center and the Southern Gas Association, along with the Tampa Bay Partnership. He has been active in a number of nonprofit organizations, serving as chairman of United Way of Greater Tampa Bay and the St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation. He has been a member of the Florida Council of 100, advising the governor. He has also been active with the Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce, Metropolitan Ministries, the Community Foundation, and Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Va. He has been an elder at Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church. John has been very active in golfing, skiing, hunting, and fishing. Highlights in his life have been climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro and going to Everest Base Camp. He continues to enjoy international travel, most recently to Turkey and France. John relates, “Over 50 years ago is a long time to be remembering experiences at The High School. My most unforgettable, unfortunately, was
running away just 10 days after arriving at school with Olin Nisbet ’59, Philip Connor, and Tommy Wellons. We thought we were going to catch a train to Chicago to meet two others leaving Culver Military Academy. We couldn’t catch a train heading that direction so caught one going south and ended up back at home in Charlotte, N.C., two days later. Olin and I returned and got enough demerits to keep us on campus until Christmas. Every Saturday we were walking the circle or working in Mr. Ravenel’s yard, definitely a learning experience.” The teachers and coaches that had the most positive influence on “Brabo” were Mr. Thomsen ’30 and Mr. Seidule. Moncure Crowder – After EHS and the Sputnik launch, Moncure entered U.Va., for engineering but graduated in finance from the McIntire School of Commerce. His career in banking began with the First National Bank of Atlanta, later purchased by Wachovia. “For the next 30 years, I had an enjoyable career with the bank and retired as executive vice president and treasurer of the Wachovia Bank of Georgia. I taught at several banking schools and once served as a visiting professor at the Emory University Business School. Eventually, I became something of an economic “guru,” giving hundreds of talks on the outlook for the economy. For some years I also wrote a monthly economic commentary which appeared in Georgia newspapers and various trade publications. For a while, I served as one of 50 forecasters for the Blue Chip Financial Forecasts, and, in 1995, I won the “best economic forecast” award from the Atlanta Economics Club. I’ve been active in community affairs, serving on a number of boards such as the Atlanta Red Cross, the Atlanta Botanical Garden, Leadership Atlanta, The First Montessori School of Atlanta, and the downtown Atlanta YMCA. My wife, Sandy, and I belong to the First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta and the Cherokee Town and Country Club.” On a visit to EHS 10 years ago with Sandy, “We visited the classroom where I once received a class ovation for demonstrating a geometrical proof that
the professor said couldn’t be done and where I listened to my favorite teacher, Mr. Ravenel, whose ‘Gray Gospel’ I still have on my desk at home. Egypt now seems an anachronism. The point was not the smoking but the camaraderie. My sharpest memory was when Mr. Thomsen caught my roommate and me smoking when he thought we were illegal. “You’re probably busted.” Mr. Thomsen later said that our senior year was almost over and to forget it. I realized that our headmaster was a much nicer guy than I had thought, and that’s a good way to sum up my overall impression of Episcopal. I cannot recall a single instance when anyone was not nice to me. I believe this says much for the character of a truly unique institution. “In my late 30s, I experienced a midlife crisis. I lost 20 pounds and took up running. This past July 4th I completed my 33rd annual Peachtree Road Race 10k. I have run almost 23,000 miles. I also began hiking and mountain climbing, and except for a few, have done these alone. “My first big hike was to the bottom of the Grand Canyon and back in 1977. I stepped over a coiled rattlesnake. I didn’t see it until my front foot was in the air above him. There was nothing to do but keep going. In 1987, I went to Mt. Kilimanjaro. I made it up to Gilman’s Point at 18,760 feet. I thought I would return to make it all the way up to the true summit at 19,340 feet. Now I don’t. In 2003, I did a 25th anniversary hike across the Grand Canyon, 25 miles with almost 12,000 feet of elevation change. “My three favorite states in which to hike and climb would have to be Arizona, California, and Utah. The River Narrows and Angel’s Landing in Zion are terrific. Delicate Arch, the Fiery Furnace, and Devil’s Garden in Arches are as good as it gets. When a runner travels, he will run almost anywhere – around the Coliseum in Rome, the Golden Gate Bridge, Kenyan game trails (and survived), Hyde Park, across the Ponte Vecchio, and a myriad of other cities and spaces. My feelings about my years of running, hiking, and
climbing could be summarized by the following quotation: “On his deathbed, no one ever said, ‘I wish I had spent more time at the office.’” Dwight Day – From the 1958 “EHS Whispers,” “Shortly after the Last Trump has sounded, one harried soul is certain to be seen dashing frantically toward the Judgment Seat, apologizing for his lateness – naturally, it will be Dwight Day. Naturally, also, he will be forgiven, for it is impossible for anyone, even Mr. T, to be stern with him on a permanent basis. He is a gifted linguist and a talented musician.” Dwight received an M.A. from the University of Virginia in 1967 and a second M.A. in biblical studies from St. Joseph College in Connecticut in 1973. He served as editor in the International Linguistics Department of the Summer Institute of Linguistics. Just before he passed away, Dwight was living in Columbia, South America, translating the Bible into little known languages of small groups of people living in the South American mountains. At age 55, with a 5-year-old son, Dwight contracted Ion Channel Disease and died in Dallas, Texas, on June 21, 1996. Harry Benham says, “He desired to be cremated and buried in my county of Virginia.” Harry, being closest to the site, was notified by EHS to attend the funeral services for Dwight near Boyce, Va. Harry relates, “I was startled to be asked but even more startled to learn from his family from Indiana that they had visited the house where I live in 1935 because their family lived there in the 1800s.” The beautiful and distinctive home where Harry lives is The Briars. “They were told the house was beautiful, like Tara of “Gone with the Wind.” Instead they said the only thing attractive about the house were the geraniums in the Wilkins’ coffee can on the steps!” John Amos – John says, “After EHS, I attended W&L, WVU, and graduated from the College of Law at WVU in 1965. I practiced law in my home of Charleston, W.Va., for 10 years or so, before becoming involved in real estate development and the wholesale nursery business.” In 1997, John and his wife,
Jane, both free of business constraints, embarked on a tour of the West in a small motor home and discovered Santa Fe, N.M., where they have resided happily for the past 15 years. “We love hiking, generally in New Mexico and Colorado. “Claim to fame: I have been an active squash player for 45 years, principally doubles, and we won the 65+ National Championship in 2006.” He and Jane are “both cradle–to-grave Episcopalians, active in the church, and are dedicated volunteers in the community. His favorite hobby is making wooden jigsaw puzzles, which are sold as fundraisers. “I live and die with the Mountaineers in football and basketball.” “During my rat year, I was on the JV football squad. Bored out of our minds, we started trying to drop kick extra points and, for some inexplicable reason, we discovered I had a natural talent for it and amazed my teammates and myself by successfully kicking point after point. One of our bolder team members went to ‘King Kong’ and reported my amazing talent. Karlson heaved his characteristic, bored sigh and very reluctantly came down to our end to see what was up. After I kicked several without missing, he took me down to Ravenel’s end where I successfully executed six consecutive PATs under scrimmage conditions. They promptly suited me up in a uniform and included me on a bus trip to RMA. Mercifully I was not required to kick in that game. Not so the following week against Georgetown Prep. We scored early, and I was called on to display my talent before a huge crowd. Mr. Ravenel and King Kong had talked up my prowess to one and all, so there was quite a bit of curiosity about the JV’s secret weapon. The Gonzaga middle linebacker exclaimed, ‘Watch out guys, it looks like a drop kick!’ Startled and scared to death, I never took my eye off that MLB. Somehow I managed to catch the snap and attempt the kick. My foot hit the ground first, then the top of the ball which skipped once and hit our center in the butt. Needless to say, my career as a drop-kick specialist ended with that busted effort.
“In the spring of 1958, I was the only returning pitcher with varsity experience when we opened on Hoxton Field. I was extremely nervous and was given to control problems. Unable to find the plate, I walked the first batter with four pitches. Second batter, same result. After I loaded the bases without throwing a strike, ‘Big Al’ Phillips came out to the mound and told me that if I threw one more ball he was pulling me out. Terrified and humiliated, I was seeing red. I had no idea where the next pitch was going, but I threw it as hard as I could. The result was a disaster. I hit the batter in the forehead and sent him to the infirmary, where he recovered later, thankfully. Big Al justifiably stayed true to his word and sat me down. At dinner that evening, Mr. Callaway, my biggest fan and favorite master, remarked to me, ‘Ole John, you had a pretty rough start out there today.’ I quickly responded that I couldn’t understand why they took me out when I had a no-hitter going. Many years later, Mr. Callaway was still telling this story and I can hear him laughing now. “The High School was clearly my most important academic and developmental experience. I look back on my years there with great fondness and realize how important it has been to me. Although I would never have admitted it while in attendance, I loved EHS. It was like going to summer camp nine months a year. Small classes, mostly great teachers, organized athletics, days filled with planned activities, and a host of great friends on hand for constant amusement.” Harry Benham – After Episcopal, Harry graduated from U.Va. in 1961, a member of the Raven Society. He graduated from U.Va. Law School in 1964. He returned to his hometown Winchester, Va., where he joined the law firm of Harrison & Johnston, PLC, where he has worked for the past 48 years, primarily involved in real estate, land use and zoning, trust administration, estate planning, and corporate law. He was president of the Winchester Bar Association (1976-77) and has been active in the Virginia and American bar associations. Harry served on the
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board of the Virginia National Bank in Charlottesville, Va. He “still helps run” the Plasticard-Locktech International, PLC in Asheville, N.C., “the world’s largest keycard manufacturer and leading specialty printer.” Harry also was one who “ran and sold” Angel Studios of San Diego, Calif., a video game producer originally promoting Major League Baseball, featuring Ken Griffey Jr., which subsequently sold to Rockstar Games of N.Y.C. He has been very active in community activities, including the Winchester Jaycees, the Handley Regional Public Library, the Winchester Rotary Club, the Winchester Country Club, and also the Long Branch Historic House and Farm (built 1811), well known home of thoroughbred racehorses and public events. Harry has lived for 45 years in The Briars, a stuccoed stone, two-story, five-bay home outside Boyce, Va. The Briars was built in 1819 by Dr. Robert P. Page and subsequently owned by his son-in-law, Major John Esten Cooke, who rode with J.E.B. Stuart and was a well-known writer. One of Harry’s daughters is Page Benham. With a lifetime interest in athletics of every sort (soccer goalie at EHS), Harry pursued tennis and racquetball avidly until six years ago, when he “was forced to play golf now.” He still enjoys to this day “playing and watching sports.” He has enjoyed the outdoors all his life, walking extensively for a month both in New Zealand and Hungary. With one of his daughters in 2002, Harry climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro – most rewarding. He has also biked across Northern Spain. He has returned on numerous occasions to visit in Columbia, South America. Harry says, “I did not love my time at Episcopal, but it was the key to the rest of my life. I learned how to study. I was pushed by caring teachers. The honor system and the integrity of the teachers solidified my values. I developed motivation and spirit and the belief that with hard work I could do anything. College was easy compared to EHS. I was not a good English student (Phillips and Ravenel spent many hours correcting my writing). Yet, I was placed in 5th year English with Mr. Karlson,
who was not as tolerant. After the second week of class, he said to me, ‘If you will not ask another dumb question, you will pass.’ I got a grade of 75 each semester. The English Department was outstanding. Nowhere else is grammar and writing stressed so much. The teachers were willing to take the time to check and correct every paper. If the teachers now are as outstanding as they were 50 years ago, then EHS is still worthy to continue.” Tom Boyd – After EHS, Tom became a U.S. Navy officer in anti-submarine warfare aboard the destroyer, the USS Laffey, named after a Civil War Medal of Honor winner. The Laffey earned the nickname “The Ship That Would Not Die” for her exploits at Normandy and Okinawa. After active duty from 1962-64, Tom served 20 years in the U.S. Naval Reserves, retiring as a commander in 1985. He has given employer support through the Guard and Reserve. Tom began his career as an officer with the Virginia National Bank in Charlottesville from 1964-73. He became VP and national accounts manager at the United Virginia Bank in Richmond from 1973-76. After another short stint as VP and branch manager of Virginia National Bank in Charlottesville, Tom became president of Southside Bank and Eastern Virginia Bankshares in Tappahannock, Va., for 20 years. He then became president of Albemarle First Bank and United Bank in Charlottesville from 2002-12 – just retired! Tom has served as chairman of Virginia Association of Community Banks and as a board member with Virginia Bankers Association and also the Virginia Bankers Bank. He has been active in banking trade associations and the Interface Group. For over 30 years, Tom and his family have sailed on the Chesapeake Bay extending from the Susquehanna River to Hampton Roads and ports on the Eastern Shore. Though he prefers just seeing the sites, Tom has raced in many regattas. He especially enjoys reading naval history of WWII – “Imperial Cruise,” “Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors,” and “The Ship That Would
Not Die.” He enjoys many senior courses at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and the Miller Center at the University of Virginia. Tom has been on the vestry and was co-chair of the capital campaign at the Episcopal Church of Our Savior in Charlottesville. He has been a board member of Osher L.L.I., Senior Statesmen of Virginia (experienced voices addressing community issues), and Albemarle County Police Foundation. He works with Recordings for the Blind and is a Paul Harris Fellow in his Rotary Club. Tom has been motivated by his wife, Judy, who has been after him to write down experiences from his younger days, perhaps for his obituary! He has many fond memories of The High School. He vividly remembers the train rides both to and from Alexandria to Charlottesville, some very happy and some not so. During his three years at Episcopal, he recalls great friendships made with students and many faculty. Now at age 72, he is especially thankful for those friends he made at EHS, many with whom he has stayed in touch since high school graduation. He feels blessed by the association with these great people! Sandy Sierck – Sandy relates that “After EHS, I went to U.Va. to college and then to law school (Class of 1965). In the classroom and out, these were happy times. At least in regard to the English language, EHS prepared me well. As an U.Va. undergraduate, I majored in philosophy, was manager of the not-so-successful football team, a reporter for the Cavalier Daily, and an enthusiastic member of the Beta House (along with Bunny Benham and Ken Ringle ’57). I finished college a semester early, spent nine months in France and Spain and then went to law school. I particularly liked classes dealing with government regulation and other public policy issues. Two law school classmates were Jimmy Watts and Tommy Lawson ’56. Susan and I were married during law school. We have lived in Washington for over 40 years.” As a partner in the small international law firm, Cameron LLP, Sandy
specializes in federal regulation of international business, particularly international trade and antitrust law. From 1978-80, he served as director of trade policy in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, especially in the Tokyo round of international trade negotiations. He has represented manufacturing and financial services companies in Canada, Britain, and the U.S. and, in recent years, has represented several foreign government agencies in legal proceedings in the U.S. For over 10 years, he has “co-taught a course on international white collar crime at Georgetown’s law school.” He has written numerous significant law and policy articles. He has lectured frequently on legal issues in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Latin America. He is listed in “Who’s Who in America” and “Who’s Who in American Law.” He was former chairman of University Legal Services in Washington to legally help the poor in housing and disability law. He has served on the board and as treasurer of the Capital Area Immigrant Rights Coalition. “For many years I have done some pro bono work for the Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights, political asylum cases in recent years. My law practice has often taken me to London, the Northeast of England, Paris, Toronto, and Brazil. I am still practicing law but at a reduced pace.” He and Susan like Sicily, the Caribbean, and especially Maine since 1970. “We have an old farm house with guest house on the coast in Brooklyn, Maine. We have two wooden sailboats and do our part to keep the local boatyard prosperous. “By far and away the best teacher I had at EHS was Mr. Ravenel. His classes strongly reinforced the joys of reading and writing. I was especially inspired by the 11th grade survey course on British literature. He was an exceptional teacher for another reason. In the spring of 1958, we read Faulkner’s “Intruder in the Dust.” Mr. Ravenel frequently reminded the class that ‘prejudice is ignorance.’ It was only when I got to college that the full significance of his statement became apparent. So far as I can recall, he was
the only authority figure at EHS who addressed the issue of race in America. It seems regrettable that the headmaster and other revered teachers apparently ducked the issue entirely. I regret that while at EHS I did not ask ‘senior management’ about any and all of this.” Shadrach, from the Old Testament “fiery furnace,” picked up the name from his performance on the 9th grade cake football team! Turner Smith – After EHS, Turner went on to attend Princeton University and graduated with a degree in political science. He took a regular U.S. Army commission, went to infantry officer’s basic training followed by ranger and airborne schools, and served as an infantry and transportation corps officer in Germany. He continued in the U.S. Army Reserves in a Special Forces unit while attending Harvard Law School. “I was lucky to get into the field of environmental law in 1968 and have had a rewarding career dealing with, and contributing to the development of issues I cared about as the field matured.” He began the practice of environmental law at Hunton & Williams, first in Richmond, Va., then Brussels, Belgium, then in The Hague, and lastly in Washington, D.C. He began his law practice in Richmond, where he lived for 20 years. He opened his firm’s first foreign office in Brussels, Belgium, and practiced European environmental law there for three years. In 1990, he began work with the Washington, D.C., office of Hunton & Williams, in the broader, rapidly evolving field of international environmental law. From 1998 to 2001, he headed the firm’s legal team at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia representing a top Bosnian Croat political leader in a war crimes trial in The Hague. He has published widely in the field of environmental and international environmental law, and has testified before Congress and the U.K. House of Lords. He has served as the chairman of the Virginia Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, as chairman of the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Environmental Law, and as secretary/
treasurer and chairman of the board of the Environmental Law Institute in Washington, D.C. Turner taught environmental law as an adjunct law professor at the University of Virginia Law School from 2002-04. He retired from Hunton & Williams in 2005. He has been active in land conservation in the Piedmont of Virginia, having served as president and board chairman of The Land Trust of Virginia, a private charitable organization that receives conservation easements on property to preserve its conservation values in perpetuity. He has now lived in Middleburg, Va., for the past 22 years. Turner attends Trinity Episcopal Church in Upperville. He has been very active in vegetable, fruit, and berry gardening in both Richmond and Middleburg. His favorite authors are Patrick O’Brian, Ron Chernow, and David McCullough. He is also enthusiastic about fencing. “I fenced on the varsity fencing team at Princeton, and have just taken it up again after a hiatus of about 50 years.” “EHS instilled mental and physical discipline, intellectual rigor, and the pursuit of excellence. Most importantly, it developed character and integrity.”
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First of all, your magazine is getting so classy that I am intimidated to submit the lowly thoughts I entertain, and that entertain me about the Class of 1960, so I am submitting the thoughts I have had about one of our classiest classmates, Head Monitor Stuart Saunders, who was honored on Sept. 22 at his beloved benevolent home in Bryn Mawr, Penn., by George Logan ’63,
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and no one less esteemed than that old arch-nemesis Charlie Shaffer, who captained and quarterbacked the 1959 Woodberry football team that broke the 13-year unbeaten streak by handing EHS its first loss of that season. Hard to recall... But Howdie Goodwin ’62, John Tison, Joe Owens, Tain Tompkins, Richard Lewis, Gaston Caperton ’59, David Wysong ’59, Bill Flippin ’59, Charlie Matheson ’59, Mark Gibson ’57, Tom Lawson ’57, and former Headmaster Sandy Ainslie ’56 made the occasion as memorable as it could be. Stuart was as charming and funny as ever and seemed to enjoy himself in the spotlight of so many Old Boys and friends. Stuart’s wife, Susie, was a gracious hostess and made everyone feel welcome at the dinner afterward. But another classmate, Frank Fletcher, died in May and the accumulated thoughts about his life as an intellectual maverick burned up the emails for a couple of weeks. Many classmates wrote their remembrances of Frank and stories about experiences with him. If you Google “Frank Womack Fletcher” you will find a poignant obituary written by his daughter, Dudley Fletcher Gallenberger. She wrote, “My father affectionately recalled his student years at Episcopal High School, Columbia, and Ohio State universities, and his years spent in The Big Apple, Europe, and Australia provided fodder for many enthusiastically spun stories and ‘what not to do’ lessons. In the dark middle ages, he meddled in financial markets but regained his senses in time to publish two poetry books, a play, and a memoir. A deeply philosophical and studious soul, Dad was at once poetic and pedantic, volatile, and calculated. He ventured into the full and vivid spectrum of humanity, and, in his brightest moments, highlighted the divinity of us all. Of his energy, I will forward that which was of beauty and brilliance to his grandchildren; and that which was of shadow, the Angels and I will continue to crush until it is returned to a point of light once more.”
Classmates, teammates, and friends gathered when Stuart Saunders ’60 was inducted into the Episcopal High School Athletics Hall of Fame. Front row, left to right: Stuart Saunders ’60 and George Logan ’63; second row: Mark Gibson ’57, David Wysong ’59, John Tison ’60, Tom Lawson ’56, Richard Lewis ’60, and Bill Drennen ’60; back row: Howdie Goodwin ’62, Joe Owens ’60, Bill Flippin ’59, and Sandy Ainslie ’56.
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From Bev: As I drove up Interstate 95 on June 8 for our 50th Reunion, I had very mixed emotions. I was excited about the prospect of seeing all of my esteemed classmates for the big reunion, but I was also saddened, because my 14-year-old grandson had just been turned down for admission for the 2012-13 school year. His SSAT score of 2003 is a bit below the EHS average of 2100, but I had hoped that his heritage – he would have been a fourth generation legacy – would have gotten him in. Not to be. I didn’t realize how disappointed I would be. The weekend turned out to be outstanding. The School is doing better and better at the job of hosting and
special consideration was given to our 50th reunion group. After cocktails on Hoxton Circle, we all adjourned to Bryan Library for a very nice seated dinner and had the privilege of having Jim Seidule and Mrs. Al (Jackie) Philips join us, both of whom looked great. Seidule regaled us with football and track stories from ’61 and ’62, the best of which was the track bus breaking down on the way to a Charlottesville meet and the whole team had to hitch hike down Route 29. I think Menard Doswell ran a 440 in his Weejuns. During dinner, we all were invited to stand and say a few words. Our sartorial undefeated quarterback looked like he had just come from the pages of GQ. Rumor has it that Jeanie and Harry Burn are moving back to Charlottesville and that Harry has applied for the job of assistant tennis pro at the Boar’s Head. I am sure they will continue to winter in Palm Beach. Gigi and Roger Davis are always wonderful, although somewhat hard to talk to because of the different drummer that Roger follows is always there, drumming away. For years they have lived off the east end of Puerto Rico on Culebra Island, with minimum amenities. Roger now reports that they have it all – electricity, running water, air conditioning, and even Wi-Fi. He says
The Class of 1962 gathered on the steps of Bryan Library before their 50th Reunion dinner.
he can sit in front of his house, on the stern of his boat, and catch tarpon and other game fish while watching a U.Va. basketball game. Sounds great! They now spend the rest of the year in their new home on the Eastern Shore – Cape Charles, Va. Don’t ask me why; I asked him but the damn drummer drowned out his reply. They both look great; Roger is 10 pounds below his U.Va. playing weight. Chuck Weitzel says he really enjoyed the 50th Reunion and wonders why he waited so long to attend a reunion. He retired from Freescale Semiconductor in 2009 after a combined 35-year career in semiconductor R&D at RCA, Motorola, and Freescale. Since retiring he has been involved with a solar startup, prison ministry, and the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers). In 2010, he was elected Fellow of the IEEE for contributions to compound semiconductor technology and microwave devices. He and his wife, Jane, have been enjoying trips to Canada and Europe to escape the Phoenix summers. Al Berkeley stood up at dinner and shared the story of his leading a cow up the stairs of the Rotunda during his fourth year at U.Va. The hard part was obtaining the cow; he and his copranksters did not want to get kicked out on an honor offense. Apparently, you can lead a cow up a set of stairs, but not down. How do those Deeks come up with this stuff? Al and Muriel are doing well and back in Baltimore. Al has agreed to take over the responsibility
of writing for this column, so send him your news. Arch Hoxton writes, “Sorry to have missed the 50th. Connie and I are still in West Virginia. I closed the travel agency, son Clay has taken over the aviation insurance agency, son Rob ’84 has a financial planning business, and I am left with the funeral business. I have four grandchildren – two in college, two in high school; one wife, Connie, of 48 years; and one mother of 95 years. Best wishes to you and all the guys.” Rob Wright (we used to call him Robin … “He rocks in the tree top all the day long, hopping and a bopping and a singing his song”), is a Vietnam vet, distinguished himself there by writing movie reviews for the Stars and Stripes newspaper in late ’60s! Then he went on to N.Y.C. to work for a bank for five years, then back to Charlotte to work for another bank for 37 years, then on to retirement late last year! He got remarried in 1995 to Jenny Lou from Roanoke – best and last wife! He has three children and four grandchildren. His two daughters are housewives, and his son works in N.Y.C. for the magazine Cigar Aficionado and has not married. No real avocations – golf is escapism, but handicap has skyrocketed to a 15 since retirement. Other people that Rob keeps up with: Woody Efird has been real estate attorney in Charlotte for the past 30+ years, just retired, still married to first wife Becky... Neill McBryde is still working as an attorney in Charlotte, still married to first wife Peggy....Frank Gibbes is an
attorney in Greenville, S.C....Robin Hayes heads up the Republican Party in North Carolina...Pressly Gilbert lives in Charlotte and has now retired from his medical practice. Frank Martin, who also lives in Charlotte, writes, “I have one child, a 42-year-old bachelor who lives in Wrightsville Beach, N.C., and works for a start-up LED lighting company. I’m married to Frannie, my first and only wife; and we’ve been married for 37 years. I’m working halftime as the managing partner of a small development company and spending the other half of my time as director of development and board chair of a K-8 charter school whose 875 students are 99 percent African American and 96 percent from low income families. Last year over 80 percent of our kids tested at or above their grade levels (in North Carolina, about 50 percent of students from similar backgrounds typically do so). We are now partnering with UNC Charlotte in a new non-profit to study what our teachers and administrators are doing and then to offer training and consulting to other schools. I took up golf five years ago and play two or three times each week. My handicap is a not-very-impressive 22, but you wouldn’t believe how bad I used to be. I have no serious medical conditions, just the normal deterioration of an average 68-year-old.” It was good seeing Frank; he is still a very nice guy, and he and Frannie are best friends. Tom Waring writes: “Trying to summarize the last 40 years is a daunting task for me, so I will resist the temptation to write too detailed a narration and offer the following abbreviated version: After graduating from HBS, I joined The Sea Pines Company on Hilton Head Island, S.C., and I met my future wife, Janice, who had moved to Charleston to work as a medical artist at the Medical University of South Carolina. It soon became clear that 1) I was not cut out to be a developer and 2) I needed to make a change. I applied to the USC Law School, which I entered in the fall. Janice and I were married at Thanksgiving 1975, and in 1978, I graduated with joint degrees in law and
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a master’s in accounting (Thank you, John Shank). We moved to Charleston in June, bought a house (we are still in it), and I went to work with a small, local firm. Janice and I will have been happily married for 37 years as of this November. I practiced banking law for 21 years with my first firm, then in 1999, moved to my present firm, Moore & Van Allen, which is a 300-lawyer firm based in Charlotte, where I am today. Janice is a gifted artist, who pursues her painting with enthusiasm and an occasional commission. We have both been active in community service and have both served on the boards of a number of not-for-profit entities. We have raised and educated our three children: Joe is 32, single, and has lived in London for five years where he works for HSBC in their asset management division. He graduated from The Taft School, UNC Chapel Hill, and USC with joint degrees in law and an international M.B.A. Kate – tragically our then 28-year-old only daughter was senselessly killed in June of 2009, a devastating loss for our family of a beautiful, gifted, talented, artistic, animal loving, and beloved child. I will spare you further details, except to say that those responsible are now incarcerated. After three years, we have grieved and healed as much as possible and are moving on with our lives, as she would have wanted. Needless to say, this tragedy will weigh on our hearts for the rest of our lives, as anyone who has lost a child or other loved one prematurely can attest. Our greatest comfort is to know that she is at peace. Richard (Rich) is 29 and is an assistant solicitor (state prosecutor) in Charleston. He graduated from The Taft School, The Citadel, and the Charleston School of Law. Last Thanksgiving he married, Ashley Arana, who begins her third year of medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina next month. We absolutely adore her and are so happy to have her as a part of our family. We have been blessed to enjoy a wide circle of friends and to live in a most agreeable community. It has been a wonderful life, and I have never regretted returning to Charleston. There are so many fun
things going on in Charleston, which is so vibrant, that I would encourage everyone to consider a visit here. We would love to see you and to show you around our home town.” Thanks, Tom, for giving us the abbreviated version! Howdie Goodwin is the same, and Ellen is as charming as always. He is still working, managing a private wealth office for RW Baird in Philadelphia. He and Ellen, his only wife, have five and a half grandchildren. The boys, (no girls), are in Philadelphia, New York, and Los Angeles. Howdie ’91 and Cary ’93 are in the finance business, and Thacher is in commercial real estate sales. He says they seem to be doing okay. Actually, they are doing a lot better than okay; they are all extremely successful, and it pleases Howdie greatly. He reports that his handicap is 11, he has no new body parts, and things are fine. Let me amend my first sentence; today’s version is a kinder, gentler Howdie. He spent time with everyone during the weekend and when leaving on Saturday night, he went around and say goodbye to everyone. I left thinking what a nice guy he is. The Hampden-Sydney contingent was present – Tom Kern and Rick Voight. Kern has been retired from CSX for years (he spent his whole career working with and on their computers) and is still playing in his geriatric rock and roll band. I was walking out of Kroger in Richmond the other day and someone called my name – it was Rick Voight. He lives in Norfolk, where he is a sports photographer (his main beat is Old Dominion University), but was up here taking his college-age son to therapy after an ACL repair. John Willingham is as raunchy as usual, and as funny. “Come here. Did you hear the one about…” He offered to testify on my behalf, but I can’t repeat the details. Happily, Jane Willingham is very patient, very laid back, and is willing to overlook lots of character flaws. She is a peach. Tom Coates was there, but rather subdued. His wife, Krystyna, has been very sick for six years, but you would never know it. She is more upbeat and brave and optimistic than most of us
and that wonderful attitude kept her alive for three times longer than her doctors thought. Sadly, she died in August: Mrs. Krystyna Przymanowski Drewnowska-Coates, 60, of Richmond, formerly of Gdansk, Poland, executive vice president and director of clinical research at Bostwick Laboratories Inc. international pathology laboratory at Innsbrook and a member of the adjunct faculty at VCU Medical Center. May she rest in peace and rise in glory. The Saturday night celebration was held in the dining room with AC, so when the music started we all danced with abandon. The food was a heck of a lot better than I remember but there were no waiters. We tried to get Goodwin, Doswell, MacNair, and Martin to put on white coats and bring us our dinners, but there seemed to be little interest in reliving all old memories. The Class of ’62 was the first out on the floor again this year; of course, it didn’t hurt that the band started with a set of oldies. Late in the evening the band played a song that we first heard late in 1959, and we played and loved all the way through EHS. Happily, the Class of 2007, celebrating their 5th Reunion, must love it as much as we do or did, since when the band played “Shout,” they were out there dancing and gatoring in such numbers that we were forced off the floor. Wonder if any of today’s music will last 54 years? For those of you not in attendance, you missed a good time with good friends. Mark your calendar for June 2017 – our 55th Reunion. Or, maybe we can stop by next June when the Class of ’63 will be celebrating. We missed having them with us. Peace. Bev Eggleston. Kemble White sent this report: “After Episcopal, I went with many of our class to W&L. I wrestled with Warry Stewart ’63, Jim Bruton, and Peter Winfield ’61. I spent two of my summers going through Marine PLC , but in the end declined their invitation to Viet Nam and stayed at W&L for law school. At the end of my first year, I married Daphne Baynham of Sweet Briar and my home town of Martinsburg, W.Va. We lived in
comfort on her teacher’s salary during the last two years of law school. I took a job with the IRS Chief Counsel in Dallas and spent seven years working for IRS before going into private practice. “Daphne and I have two children: Kemble IV, who is a Ph.D. geologist living in Austin, where he does hydrology work for an environmental consulting firm and Morgan, who lives in Houston with her husband, Patrick, who is an M. D. Anderson plastic surgeon. They have presented me with five grandchildren all of whom are far above average. The sad part of this story is that Daphne died in 1999 (pancreatic cancer following a heart transplant) and did not get to meet any of her grandchildren. “And how did I get from Dallas to Santa Barbara? About a year after Daphne’s death, I reconnected with Kathy Sheahan, an earlier Sweet Briar girlfriend, who was doing development work for USC in Los Angeles. She tried Dallas for a few years and then suggested that life was better on the coast. I wrapped up my law practice, settled Daphne’s estate, and we started a westward migration that has ended in Santa Barbara almost 10 years ago. Santa Barbara has a lot to offer: mountains, the ocean, diverse agriculture, A-list movie people, a lot of old money people from the East, earthquakes, fires, too much regulation, and, easy access to L.A., San Francisco, the Sierras, and more. We have a good life. I have revived a tax controversy law practice that keeps me busy and our Queensland Heeler keeps me running. “I talk with Riley Deeble on a regular basis. He lives in Vineyard Haven, Mass. He enjoys hearing about the Class of ’62, which he counts as exceptional. He is physically sound and mentally sharp but, like Homer, has some trouble with his sight. We have to expect that at 90. “We will be having lunch with Super Lawyer Monty Gray, and his wife, Jill, in Seattle before getting on a cruise boat that will take us north to Alaska and back before the weather gets too rough. “Our 50th Reunion was exceptional. The High School really has a good
development staff and they didn’t miss a trick. I told them that they owed me a ‘came the farthest’ prize. Without batting an eyelash they handed me a tee shirt and said ‘Right. Here it is.’”
Cotten Alston (O) 404-310-0541 firstname.lastname@example.org 50th Reunion: June 7-8, 2013
50th Reunion, June, 2013, is rushing upon all of you busy people who must schedule your lives many months in advance. Please SAVE the dates, 6-8 June 2013. Details will follow. On Thursday, June 6, we will have a special evening activity, plan to be with us. Friday night, June 7, will be our special 50th supper in Bryan Library. As of Sept. 1, 2012, according to our official statistician, R. Strother Scott, the attendance tally is: 18 Yes, 5 Maybe, 2 Undecided, 1 No way! As I write this, summer is almost over and many of you are still on various vacations. Wil Painter was in the Dominican Republic with Engineers Without Borders, barely missing being stranded by hurricane Isaac. He’s soon headed to Watkins Glen with his racing machine! (The dude survives EHS, Princeton, Vietnam, major construction work, and he’s out racing tiny cars…go figure!) Strother Scott was sailing on the NYYC Cruise – Newport to Boston, and had a nice sailing weekend with his twins in Boston Harbor, and now he’s ready to get to work on our 50th EHS Reunion – June 2013 – and our website: http://groupspaces.com/ehs1963/. George Logan reports that the older he gets the more work he seems to have on his plate. Even as our 50th Reunion approaches, his aversion to investment risk remains abnormally low – except that the family had outlawed motorcycles once and for all some years back. Otherwise, he enjoys his two grandchildren and trips to see them in Durham, where son Willis ’96 has finished his first year at Duke Divinity School and daughter-in-law Ashley is a pediatrician in Raleigh. Willis is preparing for the priesthood, determined to be
an effective servant leader. The wags say that this apple fell some distance from the tree. Our reunion leader, George, speaketh: “We are determined to have a first-class 50th Reunion. Please do your best to plan NOW to be there. You will be happy you were. As the old phrase goes, “There are a million stories in the naked city.” Well, we’re not naked, nor is The Holy Hill a city, but there are thousands of stories to be told and heard, and this reunion is being planned to maximize face time for this very reason. We’ve all covered a lot of ground since 1963, and the idea of squaring our careers with our memories of each other as classmates is guaranteed to be a rich experience!” A prime goal for this reunion is to create our own yearbook with many features…the key idea is to have an updated page or two with photograph on each classmate. Strother has created a brilliant web scheme where you can go to check in to see some of the existing features and bios, and where you can go to fill in your “wiki page” for inclusion in the yearbook. A couple of our very own Neanderthals have not been willing or able (?!) to navigate the website in this new-fangled digital universe, so we are now backing up the passive website with easy email attachments of the wiki page for easy word processing and return to Strother or Wil. The plan is to produce and mail out the yearbook in
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the spring 2013, prior to reunion time… so our deadlines will be late 2012. Plan B, if we do not hear from you soon, then the phone tree “hit squad,” which will crank up this fall, will bug you unmercifully for your participation and/or will do phone interviews. Please lend a hand…this will be an amazing book and you will want to be a part of it. When you receive your next email blast from Strother, Wil, or me, please download that word doc (wiki) and start typing! Then send in your best exam comp to Wil or Strother, and we will get it onto the website and into the yearbook. Our very own Dr. Pigasus, aka Walter Nicklin, publisher of the Rappahannock News, will be our guiding light and production chief. We are grateful. We have been fascinated by the various stories already on record…our classmates have done many interesting things, have shared similar experiences – in Vietnam, Poland, elsewhere; lots o’ college slackers who went on to great successes…grades never really mattered, eh?! What did the High List do for you? Please share your experiences so that you will be included in our written versions of the past 50 years…Of course, we also hope that you will actually come to Alexandria for a part or all of Reunion 2013! We promise not to show any old football movies, and we plan to have some wonderful treats and surprises. Many attitudes, perspectives about the old days will be present…this gathering is about catching up, and making and re-making friends. Please join in.
Alex Jones (O) 617-496-2582 (H) 617-497-2387 JonesAlex@aol.com 50th Reunion: June 2014
Some of you may share a memory I have of the Class of ’64 soul band performing in Blackford Hall. Those rocking out were Dee Percy on drums and piano, Berry Gibbes on guitar, and – also on guitar – Eric Mantz, who, when he wasn’t channeling Motown, was serious, earnest and wore, as I recall it, black horn-rimmed glasses.
But this particular memory is of Eric at a frenzied moment whirling around to wag his posterior at the audience and thereby obey the lyrics’ command to “Come on, an’ let me see ya shake a tail feather!” His tail feather shook. It turns out the trio rehearsed in the bottom of Pendleton Hall and sometimes had as a vocalist the janitor who was patrolling there. He apparently had the enthusiasm of Chuck Berry, if not the voice. Eric has made his life in Charleston, W.Va., his hometown, and done so as a surgeon after Washington and Lee and the UWV medical school. I caught up with him after a mere 45 years and found, still living in Charleston, which is his hometown. He had decided to become a surgeon while in junior high, and it wasn’t so much because his father had been a surgeon, he said. “It was because with surgery, when something is wrong you can do something about it,” he said. “If someone is in great pain with a ruptured appendix, in 45 minutes he can be out of pain and essentially cured. I liked that better than dealing with, say, someone with out of control diabetes.” Eric does an array of kinds of surgery, but not heart. After many years of private practice and then affiliation with the UWV medical program, he works in a wound center in Charleston, which plays to his preference for interventions that have immediate results. The turning point in Eric’s life came during a summer job as an orderly at a mental hospital where he had a coup de foudre (and for those of you who have forgotten your French, which means you feel lightning-struck by love). “I knew I loved her before I met her,” he says wistfully. The woman in question, Sandi, was a couple of years older and not at first struck in the same way, but Eric’s persistence won her and they married between his junior and senior years. They lived that first year in Quonset huts W&L thoughtfully made available to married students. Eric has never lost the feeling he had that first time he saw Sandi, and most tragically he lost her to cancer in 2005. But his grief takes the form of gratitude
for the many happy years they had and for their two children, both now in Florida. There are also grandchildren, and a condo at New Smyrna Beach for frolicking and, maybe, shaking a bit of tail feather. But Eric has no intention of leaving Charleston. I spoke to him in late September and he was in full rhapsody about the beauty of autumn in West Virginia. “I’m looking at the sunset,” he said. “The skies are clear and blue. The air is crisp. I like the seasons and don’t ever want to leave.” As for Florida? “That’s mainly for the kids.” Other news: In April, Sam Kopper was featured in a New York Times article about his work with WBCM radio in Boston. From 1968 through the late 1980s, Sam was program director and live concert producer for one of the first progressive rock radio stations, WBCN-FM. Now, he is developing the music library for an HD version of the station and working to make the original WBCN format popular again. It is called “WBCN Free Form Rock” and he broadcasts live on the HD station.
Jim Sullivan (H) 615-292-3536 (O) 615-327-5759 email@example.com and Richard Lee (H) 617-497-4523 firstname.lastname@example.org 50th Reunion: June 2015
It is a pleasure to report that Sam Darby was “out of the office from Friday, Aug. 10 and back in the office Monday, Aug. 20.” Though conditions might lend themselves to applauding the notion that someone has an office to be out of, your class notes editorial board has been somewhat stymied this cycle. Richard Bray avers that “being” is enough (a fair point). In similar fashion, George Cathcart suggests that we “live in the moment.” Jeesh. The existentialist mindset smacks into class boosterism. Such responses do not enhance the narrative.
But then the ever-ebullient Ward Carr sparked an earnest flurry of recollections regarding Mr. James Fisher as our Russian language instructor. Because the latter served in Japan, Sandy von Stackelburg maintains that his father, fluent in the language, detected in his son an all-new Tokyo dialect. John Robinson and Bob Seibels, both veterans of Mr. Ted McCoy’s storied English class, still wake up with night sweats …10 points off for each error on a 50-question quiz. (We recall the heads bowed in earnest prayer; the Joblike cries of despair when courses were assigned aloud in the study hall at each term’s outset.) And Ian Williams underscores the principle that we should all now give out our ages in “Celsius.” He observes with some satisfaction that his [formidable and nationally recognized] 1968 track records at Roanoke College can never be bested, as they are in yards. So much for sic transit gloria mundi. (See Humphrey Tyler for a translation.) Mole reports sundry travels – two weeks of very good Atlantic salmon fishing in northern Newfoundland, a fine cruise off the Alaskan coast, and a forthcoming Volga River trip from Moscow down to Astrakhan on the Caspian Sea in September. He notes that is difficult to find a place where Will Haltiwanger hasn’t biked or Jamie Totten hasn’t trekked – to wit: four trips for the latter down the Yukon River over the years, among other Alaskan adventures, some on foot; others with dog sled. And there is Will not far behind, sooner or later, on his bike. The passage of time came home to Jamie as he sifted through the recent mailing on this past year’s graduating class. He could not help but observe the explosion in prizes for excellence. He infers that “either the Class of 2012 is really smart or there are just a lot of prizes.” Whichever the case, he was “too busy walking demerits” to have been a recipient then or now. So it goes as times change. We can all have a greater appreciation for our productive “walking” days whether by way of pension or paycheck. It was distressing to learn through Internet chatter, that
Jamie Totten ’65 (right) with friends on a hunting trip in Uruguay.
classmate, Bill Vogler, passed away in Bowling Green under circumstances yet to be learned. (Our thanks to Richard Gwathmey for letting us know. Several classmates had been trying to contact him.) And it is hoped that the next news cycle will bring a more fulsome response from those from whom we have not heard. Perhaps, we’ll learn what Sam Darby was doing out of the office. Your Alumni News needs to know. Additional news: Ben Martin has been named a book critic for the “Life of the Mind” program in The Key Reporter, the national publication for members of Phi Beta Kappa. The organization’s press release said, “To be considered for the program, a reviewer must be a resident member of Phi Beta Kappa at a chapter-sheltering institution and is asked to submit samples of previously published reviews as part of our screening process. There are currently about 30 reviewers nationwide writing for the program.” Ben was elected to Phi Beta Kappa in 1969 at Davidson College, where he graduated in 1969. He earned his Ph.D. in European history in 1974 from the University of North Carolina. Currently, he is the Katheryn J., Lewis C., and Benjamin Price Professor of History at Louisiana State University.
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Mole Lee ’65 with an impressive salmon in Newfoundland, July 2012.
Henry Smythe writes, “I am still practicing law in Charleston, S.C. One of my law partners is Susu Smythe, whom I met on a blind date to the movies at Blackford Hall, set up by Fee Maddux ’67. At my 64th birthday party at the end of the month will be Bill Gray ’67, Chip Watt, deRo Myers ’67, and Frank Barnwell.” Juno Brantley is still in a gynecological surgery practice in Rocky Mount, N.C. His youngest son is a freshman at the University of South Carolina. He sends best wishes to everyone. Phil Terrie reports, “Jackie and I sold our house in Michigan (at a loss, alas) in June and moved to Ithaca, N.Y. Ithaca is a fantastic town: culture, progressive politics, restaurants, world-class library at Cornell, and great hiking and biking. And, it is an easy drive to paradise in the Adirondacks. Come visit, one and all.” Sam Dawson says, “I am now director and president of Camp Alleghany for Girls located in beautiful Greenbrier County, W.Va. We live in Fredericksburg
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in the off season, but are planning to move to Staunton in a year. I have been at Alleghany now for 28 years and love every minute. Bonnie and I celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary two years ago, which was also the year she retired from teaching after 40 years. And, it was also the year our grandson, Mason, was born. Mason is the son of Elizabeth (our daughter) and Matt Shreckhise. They live in Staunton. Matt works with his dad at Shreckhise Nurseries, and Elizabeth is now Alleghany’s assistant director. Our son, Cooper (yes, there is a fourth!), is married and lives in Lynchburg. Our son, Patrick, is in the Navy and currently stationed at Lemoore NAS in California. He is attached to one of the flight wings there. He doesn’t fly the planes but is responsible for keeping the electrical systems functioning properly. I hope to see you at our 50th, if not before! Maybe our class ought to consider having a reunion at the Alleghany Family Camp! It occurs the second week of August, and the cost is well within our range.”
Ed Inman, John Genet ’69, Charley Frazier ’68, and Jon Barrett ’68 pose for a photograph dockside at Grand Mariner Marina on Dog Creek in Mobile Bay after successfully navigating John and Charley’s boat, The Magic Show, across the Gulf of Mexico. John and Charley purchased their 40-foot Willard Marine Trawler in the Chesapeake Bay in late summer 2011, powered it down the East Coast, where they wintered it in Palm Beach, then crossed Florida via Lake Okeechobee and various canals to the Gulf this spring. Ed and Jon joined them in Tampa for the blue water voyage across the Gulf. The proud owners took the boat up through the rivers, canals, and locks of Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee to its current destination in Chattanooga, where Charley resides nearby on Lookout Mountain.
Rex Wilson is now a full-time Methodist minister and has a church in Columbia, S.C.
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Hollis Taggart owns an art gallery in New York City, called Hollis Taggart Galleries, that specializes in 20th century American art. He has three sons ages 25, 21, and 14. deRo Myers wrote, “Reunions were great. It was wonderful to see so many classmates. I look forward to seeing more people next year. Bill Gray enjoyed a great time in Charleston, S.C., at a fantastic 64th birthday celebration for Henry Smythe ’66. deRo Myers, Chip Watt ’66, and a number of other EHS grads were there as well.
T. Lad Webb writes, “Kristin and I had a very busy fall 2011, but not too busy for a joint 60th Birthday Party Road Rally, Southern Barbecue, and dance. We were happy to host friends from out of town and locally to share in the celebration. Napa called us again for a few days in December, in conjunction with business, and February meant Singapore and Japan for me, where I visited the Tsunami-damaged area, with Japanese Air Force personnel, as we assist them to return their major jet base at Matsushima back to full capabilities. We are gearing up to be with our kids (now six: three natural and three by marriage) and granddaughters (now four) for our July vacation on Wadmalaw Island, for swimming, boating, golf, adult beverages, and fresh food. I was elected vice president of the A-6 Intruder
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Association, and we are building a memorial to be added at the Pensacola National Naval Aviation Museum to honor those who flew, fought wars, and especially those MIA/KIA/POWs who operated this venerable carrierbased attack aircraft. We joined Mike, and I pinned on his Wings of Gold in Kingsville, Texas, in late March, and we were delighted to have Mike and Elya move closer (Virginia Beach), where we have visited them twice. All of us Webbs are healthy and grateful for many blessings.” Page Smith reports, “I live near EHS and regularly visit the campus for sporting and social events. The School is looking a lot better than 40 years ago. On June 2, I attended the graduation of my daughter, Lillian ’12. It was a great day for a great group of seniors. Needless to say, I’m the proud parent of a student who did a lot better at EHS than I did. I was in Tappahannock, Va., recently to attend my niece’s wedding and talked with Bill Lewis and wife, Elizabeth. He looks almost as good as I do. They were doing well and enjoying the good life on the Rappahannock River. I also regularly see Rob Whittle, who is busy planning a party for our 45th Reunion in June 2014.”
Left to right: Verne Morland ’69, Bob Coffin ’70, and Marty Martin ’69 enjoyed a summer visit in Fredericksburg, Va.
The Webb family celebrated New Year 2012 together. Left to right: Ladson ’97 and his wife, Xandria; Elya and Mike ’04; and Kristin and T. Lad ’69.
John Zapf practices law in Bethlehem, Pa. focusing on real estate and title work. Gail, John, and their two German Shepherds, Jazz and Zoe, live on “Deerfield,” so named for the many deer in their yard. They describe “Deerfield” as five acres of rural bliss surrounded by the bustle of Lehigh Valley. John reports recently hearing an MP3 audio with Buck Hall singing a Beatles’ tune [“Badly” did you say? We’ll have to wait to hear Buck’s story.]; Kinloch Nelson, Jack O’Brien ’68, and John “sabotaging” a German language tape for Herr Schwarzberg’s class by adding the “sounds of battle and bombs;” and Richard Moncure doing “First Bell for Breakfast.” [Editor’s comment: Certainly these merit posting on the EHS
website as classics!] He also recalled Vic Grainger ’70 as an early computer guru who used the EHS computer of its day to calculate and post baseball statistics. Marty Martin was inducted into the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce Leadership Raleigh Hall of Fame.
Craig Stewart (H) 703-820-3713 (O) 202-261-6706 Craig.Stewart@bernstein.com 45th Reunion: June 2015
First, I want to thank David Clarke for serving as our class correspondent for the past several years. He used some tricky legal maneuver to get me back into this
job (actually I offered), and I will do my best to get notes in the magazine. David’s legal practice is thriving, his golf swing is pure (I’ve heard), and he and Sidney are enjoying being grandparents. Cricket and I had dinner with Cannon Spotswood and Billy Allen in D.C. recently. Cannon has left McKinsey to start his own travel consulting business and is doing well. Richard Berkeley is serving on the EHS Board, which gives us a third classmate to have that honor (Jenner Wood and David Kelso). David and I had drinks in New York in April. It sounds like he and Sara are thinking about moving back to New Orleans. I joined Alliance Bernstein in January as an investment advisor and love this new challenge. I’m still serving on the board of the National Museum of Americans in Wartime. My older daughter, Ansley ’07, is now in Chicago, which gave Cricket an excuse to visit the Windy City recently. My younger daughter, Lee ’13, is a senior at EHS. David Luther’s daughter, Sarah ’15, is a sophomore this year. I’ll have to ask the Alumni Office to do some research, but, by my rough count, I think we are tied with or just ahead of the Class of ’54 (think John McCain) for having the most number of offspring attend EHS. I think 12 of us have sent 23 kids to The High School. I’m counting on Bob Coffin to send us number 24 in a few years. Bob Coffin is now an employee for Mitt Romney for President. This is his ninth presidential election. His record is five wins and three losses. His job is to advance/organize all events held in the state of Virginia for Romney, his VP selection, and surrogates. I had a wonderful visit in Charlotte with Ingrid and Philip Bray in October. His son, Kirke, helps run their label business and is the father of Phil’s granddaughter. Ingrid is an artist and writer and their beautiful home is like a museum full of interesting paintings, sketches, and artifacts, some of which are her original work. They like to travel when they can and
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recently returned from a Nordic cruise. Her mother still lives in Riga, Latvia. Richard Berkeley wrote, “Craig, so glad you are going to be keeping up with our class. I look forward to a full report on adventures in the Stewart family. Life and major events are flying by. Our older daughter, Jane Brandon, got married on June 16 to Mark Middaugh from Seattle. The newlyweds met while working in Washington and now are interning for the summer in San Francisco area until daughter Brandon returns to Stanford for the second year of the M.B.A. program and Mark returns as second year law student. Our younger daughter, Allison Stuart, is interning in Washington, D.C., before she returns to her second year at U.Va.’s Darden School. To combat empty-nest syndrome, Brandon Sr. and I recently adopted a yellow lab puppy, who is also now in need of some serious schooling because our dog parenting skills are not up to par. Nevertheless, it is great fun! I am certainly enjoying reconnecting with EHS and all the terrific activities underway at The High School through participating on the Board. The students and faculty are very impressive, and I thank my lucky stars that I don’t have to try to get in now.” Jim Farmer sent this report, “As I live in Charlottesville, I run into quite a few alumni. I hosted a 60.5 party back in the fall of 2011. Lots of Woodberry boys were there, but EHS attendees included Doug Romaine, whose stepdaughter attends U.Va., Sandy Stuart ’69, David Clarke, Mark Varner ’68, Charlie Frazier ’68, and Rob Farmer ’74. Soul Band played old tunes for us Old Boys. Just recently this spring I dined with Wade Massie, Sandy Stuart ’69, and Greg Cruze ’69 at the Boar’s Head. Greg has retired from the Navy as a commodore. Wade is still practicing law in Abingdon, Va., and Sandy wants you all to buy a retirement place from his real estate firm Stuart Land. I am working as a caregiver for my special needs son.” Vic Grainger writes, “I am retired from Wells Fargo after 32 years in banking. In many ways, this turned out for the good. I have had a couple of heart surgeries over past few years, which
Jennifer and Vic Grainger ’70.
came unexpectedly, given no history of heart disease in my family. My issues are ‘electrical’ rather than ‘plumbing’. I am now the proud owner of my second pacemaker/defibrillator. You would have appreciated the tease of my surgeon who purposely wore his Duke Blue Devil scrubs when he met me in pre-op. “Jennifer and I were in Utah in October. We spent most amount of time in Moab, which is a terrific base for the active vacationer. It is astounding what you can see and do within a 100-mile radius of that town. Mountain biking on slick rock, float trips on the Green and Colorado rivers, day hiking, backpacking, scenic drives, prehistoric native art, dinosaur tracks, etc. Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park are close by. Highly recommended trip for adults or families. I think we picked an optimal time of year. Days were warm, mid to upper 80s, evenings cooling into the mid-50s. I don’t think I would like it in July. From Moab we moved down to Bluff (population 380) for a few nights. This is a good base from which to visit Monument Valley, which straddles the Utah-Arizona line, as well as other attractions, such as Natural Bridges National Monument and the Annasazi Ruins at Hovenweep. We hired a Navajo guide for a personal tour, which was great because he handled driving on some rough terrain and took us places where we could not go on our own. “I don’t miss the bureaucracy, stress, etc. I have been reading a lot (for pleasure, not work) and traveling. I
have time for coffee or lunch with some friends I probably neglected while working. I am spending a lot of time exercising daily. I think my blood pressure, which was running about 140/100 while at the bank now reads about 100/70. I feel better now than I have in quite some time. Have been lucky to have really fine medical care here in Charlotte, but also an incredibly supportive wife in Jennifer, not to mention spiritual leadership at church. One of our priests (happens to be brother-inlaw of Nick Conner) advised under no circumstances to volunteer for anything or say yes to any solicitation of my time for at least six months. I am looking at options on what to do next, maybe something with a non-profit. “My son, John, is a sophomore at Chapel Hill, for which my wallet is grateful. He is majoring in PWAD (“pee-wad”), Peace, War, and Defense. He was lucky to land an internship with something called the Air Force Association in Arlington this summer. I did stop by The High School on a visit with him in early August. It was a Sunday afternoon, but happened to run into Rick Wilcox, who kindly gave me a tour of the athletics facilities. Unbelievable. You know, with that kind of equipment to train with back in the 60s, I might have been able to play baseball at a higher level than Greenway!” Jenner Wood reports, “Not much juicy news from the Wood front in Atlanta – I am still cashing checks at SunTrust and hosted the EHS Atlanta
Alumni party on Oct. 23. My oldest daughter produced our only grandchild, Jenner Dowd Schulte, on Sept. 12, 2011, while in her fourth year of medical school at UNC. Young Jenner ’06 is a management trainee at Genuine Parts Company and currently is a NAPA store manager in Greensboro. I continue to pursue the elusive, perfect round of golf.” I heard from Ed Rutledge in Columbia, S.C. He says that he’s still working for Adams, Eaddy, and Associates in Columbia, and Belinda is doing quite well – still running the Ambulatory Surgery Center for Midlands Orthopedics....and enjoying the role of Nana with their 3-year-old granddaughter, Liza. His son, Reeves, married a terrific girl, Kristen DeMars, on April 20, and Vic Grainger motored down from Charlotte for the affair. By the way, I hear that Vic has retired. Can it be true?
Geoff Snodgrass (H) 504-895-4200 firstname.lastname@example.org 45th Reunion: June 2016
My wife, Holly, and I had dinner with Mac Wade and Lisa and Downing Mears in Houston in June. It was great fun catching up with them. Mac reports that his son, David, is safely back from a tour with the Marines in Afghanistan. This year’s Mardi Gras was as spectacular as ever and the people-watching was especially thrilling. Unfortunately, I can’t share the titillating photos, but I was able to get a shot of Ali G.
Beau Wilson (H) 212-588-9363 (O) 212-603-6185 email@example.com 45th Reunion: June 2017
Over the last year or so, many in our ’72 class have gathered frequently to renew long lost friendships from the Hill. On July 1, 2011, twenty-two classmates, including ‘newbies’ like Walrus Furniss, Panda Prichard, Scotty Linder, Kirk
Mark Gardner ’71 appears to be organizing a senior citizens club to ride with the Hell’s Angels.
McAlpin, and Reid Murchison, gathered in Blowing Rock, N.C., for golf and friendship with wives at my summer home. On Nov. 11, 2011, the 1972 lacrosse team was inducted into the EHS Athletics Hall of Fame, including Captains Charlie Bagley and Kin Nevitt ’73, and 15 members of our class. And just this past June, we held our 40th Reunion at EHS! Yikes! Time flies, and the spirit is alive! Our annual gatherings will continue. This year, 2012, we took a “break from Blowing Rock,” given our planned November and June gatherings on the Hill, and the wedding of my daughter, Frances Fairbanks Wilson to Romeo Alexander Sacripanti on Aug. 4 in Blowing Rock. In July 2013, Leigh and Billy Bell have graciously agreed to host our class in New Bern, N.C., for golf, offshore fishing, and hunting. Please save the date around the Fourth of July weekend, and details will be forthcoming in the spring. We will return to Blowing Rock in July 2014, and everyone in the Class of ’72 will always be welcomed! Finally, I attended the EHS Commencement on June 2 and watched my nephew, Riley Wilson ’12, graduate with Goober’s son, Baker Patton ’12, a special moment for both families! The family tradition at EHS continues, and I hope that your sons and daughters, and grandchildren, will always consider education on the Hill and have a special place in their heart for Episcopal. Preacher.
Porter Farrell (H) 817-732-4315 firstname.lastname@example.org
Bill Stokes (H) 919-493-7481 (O) 919-490-7141 email@example.com and Gilliam Kittrell (H) 919-788-8171 (O) 919-876-7411 Gilliam3rd@aol.com 40th Reunion: June 2014
Willie Moncure (O) 703-816-8888 firstname.lastname@example.org and Hunt Burke (H) 703-768-1705 (O) 703-684-1645 email@example.com 40th Reunion: June 2015
Boota deButts (H) 703-998-1487 (O) 703-933-4092 firstname.lastname@example.org 40th Reunion: June 2016
Greetings fellow members of the Legendary Class of 1976. I include two pictures with these notes, and since I
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Geoff Snodgrass ’71 enjoys Mardi Gras – this year as Ali G.
write the column, I am in both of them. If you want your picture in the class notes, send me one! The first picture is of my father, Hunter deButts ’47 and Tench Coxe, Al Rhyne, and me. It was taken at our lake house over the Fourth of July. The Coxes and Rhynes and assorted children spent a very hot Fourth of July week with the deButts. My dad came down for the day for lunch and to catch up with Tench and Al. A good time was had by all. Speaking of a good time, I love getting news from Lee MacIlwinen. Whenever I think my life is complicated, I can rely on Lee to put things in perspective. Lee writes, “I’m still flying back and forth to Japan every month as new job assignment requires. I expect I’ll cycle it down to a more manageable schedule toward the end of this year. Kids are doing well. Son No.1 should be graduating college this coming year, No. 2 is starting first grade this month and No. 3 is turning 3 years old.” Is that great or what?! A three-year-old! I was just wondering, which of our classmates has a grandchild. I know some do, I just can’t remember. Please send me photos of them! Rick Lane has a house full of over-achieving children. Must get it from their mother, Lellen. They are at
Northwestern, Dartmouth, and VES. (Not sure how we let that one get away!) Rick, if you recall, was very involved with the student Vestry and Missionary Society here at Episcopal so it is no surprise that he continues to be actively involved in his church and spends his time helping those in need. He currently is devoting a lot of his time to Christian education work in Mexico. He has an open offer to all classmates “to come visit us in South Texas for mission, vacation, or work.” I heard from Bill Mitchener and life seems to be agreeing with him. Spending a lot of time flying to Florida to drum up some business. Kevin Wallace sent me a random email from Princeton, N.J., where he was waiting out one of his daughter’s volleyball camps. I asked him if he had found my statue on campus, but he couldn’t. Bummer! They must have moved it somewhere more prominent. The second picture is of me, Willcox Dunn, and Rob Saunders ’75 at Willcox’s house in Richmond. We had just finished the Pancreatic Cancer Walk in memory of our classmate Brad Tazewell who passed away on Aug. 23 from pancreatic cancer. It was a glorious day in Richmond and a real celebration of Brad’s life. Rob help organized a team titled “EHS Old Boys for Brad.” Thank you to all of the members of the Legendary Class of 1976 and all other classes who made a gift in Brad’s memory. Besides Willcox, Rob, and me, I saw several other Old Boys walking; Whit Clement ’66, Jamie Mason ’73, and Jack Schutte ’77. I am sure there were others, but the crowd was huge so I apologize for not mentioning your name. I did hear from many of you about Brad’s passing and your remembrances and comments were heartfelt and poignant. As our Chaplain Gideon Pollach here at Episcopal reminds us three times a week. “Life is short and we don’t have much time to gladden the hearts of those who walk the way with us. So, be swift to love. Make haste to be kind, and may the blessing of God almighty: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit be with you always.” I will sign off with Edward Morrison’s note. “I have reflected on memories of
staying up late with Brad senior year, listening to Earth Wind Fire....we had it all figured out, so we thought. A kind caring soul he was.” Take care and stay in touch. Other news: Rob Pierce is now the branch manager for Staffing Technologies in Alpharetta, Ga. The company is a leading provider of information technology and telecommunications resources for both large and small companies.
John Baicy (H) 336-774-8086 (O) 336-722-7768 jbaicy@ImmediaPrint.com 40th Reunion: June 2017
An unbelievable turnout for the 35th (yes, 35th for those of you hard of hearing) showed up for our reunion this summer, after the phone entreaties from Isaac Manning and John O. Goddin summoning us. It was evident that we had something special going on when Tom Moore and I began receiving reports Friday morning (about an hour before we had even gotten to Richmond), about how marvelous the architecture was in Georgetown. Tom and I were appointed by John Pace’s wife, Mabel, as babysitters for a small sub-set of the group (OK, mainly for John), so obviously we were worried when we found out that our inmates were already out of their cages. Our fears were unfounded, thankfully, when we heard that Tommy Long and Jimmy Glover were taking care of everybody until we could get there. As it turned out, all was well, and we had Pace home in time for his regular Saturday afternoon mahjong game. As is usually the case when our class visits the Hill, a trip to the Chapel was in order, and, in the presence of God and Bill Baker, John Newcomb surprised us all by proposing to his lovely girlfriend, Lisa. I am sure that having her meet his classmates must have sealed the deal, since right away she realized what a challenging project Baker was going to be. So much of one, in fact, that they felt compelled to bring him
Left to right: Rob Saunders ’75, Willcox Dunn ’76, and Boota deButts ’76 participated in the Pancreatic Cancer Walk in Richmond in memory of Brad Tazewell ’76.
Left to right: Tench Coxe ’76, Hunter deButts ’47, Boota deButts ’76, and Al Rhyne ’76 enjoyed a summer visit.
down to Yazoo City later this summer for remedial cotillion. (Baker reports that it was difficult, and he hadn’t practiced such charm since visiting Tommy Long at Wimbledon, but he’s glad he went.) Anyway, she and John O’s wife, Lucy, the patron saint of Class of ’77, added a lot to an otherwise homely crowd of guys. Good luck, Lisa! Before I go too much farther, I would be remiss if I didn’t thank (and this is one of the few parts of the report that is actually sincere) our reunion co-chairs, Tom Catlett and John O. Goddin, for putting this together. Our Friday evening dinner was at John O. and Lucy’s
wonderful home, which was mercifully close to the School. It was a great way to catch up with old friends, who somehow seemed to fall right back into place after years of being apart. Some of the familiar insults were resurrected, plus a few new ones. I thought for a minute there that Mike (aka Emmett, aka Max) McGee and Brac McKee were still vying for some (second place behind Caleb King, of course) academic prize. Little did I know, however, that this proximity was not going to be so advantageous, since some of us would be spending a lot of time in taxis for the
next six to eight hours looking for culture at a place called Madam’s Organ. Predictably, some of us had trouble locating it. I also have another debt to Tom Catlett, since he taught me that it’s OK not to drink all of those short, clear drinks that Tommy Long hands you. Isaac Manning taught me that not all restaurants are created equal, when you’re working from a 21-year-old mental map of 2 a.m. breakfast houses. It’s a miracle that Jimmy, Tommy, Isaac, and I weren’t eaten for breakfast ourselves. Before we made the trek into the big city, though, we had a grand time reminiscing about all the stuff that old guys like to talk about, but can’t remember the next day, due to, well, you know. I can tell you that Hank Wall and Kennon Morris were, once again, like an old married couple. John McAfee still referees the relationship effectively, though. But Hank had his hands full. Even though he’s probably given up on Kennon’s here and now, he’s working on behalf of Kennon’s afterlife. Apparently this has been a long-term project since that fateful trip to Florida they made in the ’70s. (I think that the statute of limitations will allow Kennon back into the state now.) Hank was kind enough to share some of his inspirational writing with us, which was very thought provoking, which is saying something, considering it was 9:00 a.m. on Sunday after the reunion. Am I the only one of us who marvels at the obvious goodness of Hank Wall, who is after all, still an attorney? Regrettably (for me anyway), I didn’t get to spend as much time with John Voorhees, Will Barber, Jack Schutte, Bennett Atwill, Rooney deButts, or Brac McKee, all of whom showed excellent judgment in not going out with us Friday night after dinner. (I imagine John O. and Lucy were happier with our decision though.) The combination of their adult-like entertainment decisions and choice of accommodations (Not with us on dorm…there’s a pattern here…) made the rest of us very self-conscious about our behavior (OK, once we went back to our home towns). I did get to remind Bill McIntosh how we North Carolina guys were still
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scratching our heads over how he got one of our best girls from Carolina to marry him, especially considering how unappreciated he was by some of the faculty members at EHS. Those of us who did stay on dorm marveled at our comfy beds, compared to 35 years ago. We also marveled at how none of us could remember the combinations to our room and our front door. It was quite a cast of characters, with Bill Baker, Isaac Manning, Scott Enoch, Tom Long, Jimmy Glover, John Pace, Tom Moore, Hank Wall, Kennon Morris, Edley Craighill, John Baicy, and Mr. Co-Chair, himself, Tom Catlett. The hardest-core celebrants stayed past Saturday of course, where we received the unexpected pleasure of Sharie and Scott Moorhead’s arrival. I know those of you bums that didn’t stick around were sorry to miss them. From the memories provided by Isaac, Baker, Newcomb, and Moorhead, I think we improved the basketball team’s record by at least several W’s. I’m happy to report that no one broke anything, and once again, Edley was our class’ finest conversationalist with those young enough to be his daughters. This good behavior on Saturday was partly inspired by Charles Leake bringing his lovely National Security Administration girlfriend to campus. This is more proof that God has a wicked sense of humor. But she wouldn’t really tell us anything important except about the scheduled strike on the Iranian nukes. Oops. If you haven’t been back in a while, the facilities of course are fantastic. The new buildings are magnificent and are quite a recruiting bonus. Apparently students actually use all those treadmills, unlike the one at my house that just keeps dirty laundry off the floor. While we were touring the facilities, Jimmy Glover had the spectacular idea to call David Patrick, who is currently flying planes in Iraq. He sent his best to the class, while reminding us just how funny he still is. What was really spectacular is that Bush got the charges reversed somehow. During all this rowdiness we were compelled to hoist a few in honor of
The Burke-Goddin family enjoyed a vacation at Bethany Beach, Del. Front row, left to right: Taylor Burke ’68, John O. Goddin ’77, Hunt Burke ’75, Jim Burke ’72, and Jeannie Burke ’10; back row: Taylor Burke ’10, Erin Burke ’05, Leandra Burke ’07, Ambler Goddin ’11, Minnie Burke ’07, Oliver Goddin ’13, and Maddy Burke ’04.
Lucy and John O. Goddin ’77 hosted his classmates during their 35th Reunion weekend. Front row, left to right: Charles Leake, Billy McIntosh, John Baicy, Tom Long, Tommy Catlett, John O. Goddin, and Hank Wall; second row: John Glover, Will Barber, Jack Schutte, Mike McGee, Tom Moore, Isaac Manning, Scott Enoch, Brac McKee, Edley Craighill, Bill Baker, Rooney deButts, Bennett Atwill, and Kennon Morris; back row: John Pace, John Newcomb, John Voorhees, and Wells Goddin ’75.
our fallen friend and JV quarterback, John “Sonny” Cornick, who lost his battle with ALS this past year. Pace reminded us of a football game when he was sent in with another boring running play, but decided that we needed to pass the ball, and told Sonny that Coach Shelor ’52 had called a pass play, specifically to him. Of course, Sonny got the blame for about seven seconds, until it went for a touchdown. (He had a way of covering for our transgressions.) Cornchip was also a fraternity brother to those of us at Phi Delta Theta at UNC-CH, and lived in Raleigh with his
wonderful wife, Gina, and two sweetheart daughters. He is sorely missed. And speaking of Mr. Shelor, if you ever find yourself in Richmond, he really likes visitors to come by and see him. Yes, even people from our class. Tom Moore and I had the pleasure of going to see him the Friday afternoon of the reunion. He enjoyed reminiscing about lacrosse, JV football, chemistry class, and even let us continue to delude ourselves about being able to beat the varsity. He wasn’t able to get up to the Hill for his 60th because he’s had some health issues making it hard for him to travel.
But he sent his regards to all of you and hopes you’ll go see him if you are in Richmond. And finally, many thanks to Robert Mason, who, although unable to attend the reunion, still offered to match gifts from our class to The High School. Very generous of you, Robert! We missed you, but you were probably safer, wherever you were.
Jim Clardy (H) 704-332-4195 (O) 704-339-2015 Jim_ClardyJr@ml.com 35th Reunion: June 7-8, 2013
Steve Vogel is a veteran reporter for The Washington Post. He is the author of “The Pentagon: A History” and has a new book “Through The Perilous Fight,” an account of the British invasion of the Chesapeake Bay in 1814, that will be published next spring by Random House.
Bill Hughes (H) 203-861-1641 email@example.com 35th Reunion: June 2014
Deane and Terrell Bowers celebrated their 25th anniversary in June. In 2009, they moved from Richmond to Kiawah Island. Their oldest daughter will attend the College of Charleston for graduate school. Their next two will be undergraduates at the same college in the fall, and their youngest will be a junior in high school.
Staige Hoffman (H) 813-287-9887 (O) 813-781-3184 firstname.lastname@example.org 35th Reunion: June 2015
Hello to all Old Boys. I hope all is well with everyone. It is Sept. 8 and college football has started. What a great time of the year. Please take time to submit any news and photos either to me or to the
Alumni Office at The High School. It is always nice to hear from you all, and I think everyone enjoys catching up. We have had consistent attendance at the reunions over the years which has been very nice. Bill Watt and Tacker LeCarpentier set up a Facebook account for us. Bill says, “We currently we have 26 members. If you are not on Facebook, you might consider joining in a limited capacity as this could be a good way to generate some items for the report. It is a private group which means FB members must either be invited or request membership. Postings are visible only to members. The group is called Episcopal High School Class of 1980. Classmates need just request membership and an admin will let them in.” Thank you both for taking the time to do this.” Tacker sent me an email recently. He is busy working in North Carolina and has run into a number of fellow Old Boys. Tacker writes, “Hope you’re doing well. I travel a lot these days since bagging the practice of law in 2005 (though I still work with all my old litigator friends as a structured settlement annuity broker). I travel all over North Carolina and venture into South Carolina and Virginia a bit, as well. I was in Charleston in June and managed to get Rob Wilson and Gilly Dotterer ’81 out for lunch – good to see both, especially Gilly whom I had not seen since a Halloween night Grateful Dead show in Columbia in 1985 (scary memory including running into Charlie Jackson ’81 dressed up as the Grim Reaper...). I have been to Charlottesville twice since April, though for music more so than work. T-Bird, Duncan MacLeod, Rick Perry ’79 (UNC ’83) and I saw Tedeschi Trucks Band in late April and had such a blast, we decided to do it again as soon as possible. As luck would have it, the next week, Wilco announced a July 19 show there, so Bird, Perry, and I immediately signed on. Bill Watt also got tickets, and George Massie came down from Rappahannock to join us – another fun night in C’ville! Tacker is an attorney and a certified structured settlement consultant working on settlement planning and
structured settlements with Lawyers Structured Settlements, a subsidiary of Lawyers Mutual Liability Co. of North Carolina in Cary, N.C. Thank you for the information, Tacker, and the updates with all of the other alumni. Great to hear the many names referenced in your email. Finally, I heard from Chris Rogers this summer. Chris and his family moved to Walnut Creek, Calif. Chris writes, “An update – In late 2011, I accepted a position as director of broadcast and video creative for Safeway, Inc. So, after spending my first 50 years on the eastern side of the U.S., we’ve made the big switch and are now living on the West Coast. We loved our time in Nashville, and enjoyed our all-too-brief sojourn in Boston, but I will not miss the hot and humid summers of the South, or the brutal winters of the Northeast. We have moved to Walnut Creek, Calif., and are enjoying it tremendously – spending all our free time outdoors, learning to surf (when in Rome...) and enjoying this new chapter in our lives.” Thank you, Chris. Our alumni base has stretched to the West Coast. Thanks to you three for submitting emails and catching up. I have never been on Facebook, but I will do so now.
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Dave Coombs (O) 804-934-4707 firstname.lastname@example.org 35th Reunion: June 2017
Frank Vasquez (O) 888-343-6245 Ext 5249 (H) 804-767-5096 email@example.com 30thReunion: June 7-8, 2013
Ken Tyler is now the athletic director at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Va.
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His son, Jordan ’16, is a new student at EHS. Barry Inabnet reports, “About two years ago, I received a named professorship (professor of surgery) at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. In 2013, I will be inducted into the American Surgical Association, a milestone in the world of academic surgery. Mr. Shelor would be proud!”
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Thorne Gregory (H) 203-655-7139 (O) 212-500-3049 TGregory@marathonfund.com 30thReunion: June 2015
The Class of ’85 travels the globe. Marvin Lummis spent part of his summer wintering Down Under and introduced marvelousness to the Aussies. Tony Bueschen has dual citizenship in Georgia and Tennessee. Scott Collie is a SunTrust manager for both Chapel Hill and Durham. Scott’s son, Alex ’16, enrolled at EHS this year. Tom Crampton is in Hong Kong with Ogilvy & Mather. Tom Pettus has applied the chemistry skills he learned at EHS and is now a professor of chemistry at UC Santa Barbara. When Bo Weatherly is not playing golf in North Carolina, he relaxes by playing golf in Ireland. Scott Cathcart visited me in N.Y.C. recently, and I discovered that he is the CEO of not one but two companies. Ed Walker was featured in a New York Times article in July for his many redevelopment projects in his hometown, Roanoke, Va. In less than 10 years, Ed has renovated more than a dozen historic buildings. Rod McGee has founded an alternative asset management firm, Duron Capital, which advises managed accounts and the Broad Street Opportunity Fund.
Carl Failmezger ’82 (second from left) brought his 1955 Chevy to his 30th reunion in June. It was admired by alumni of all ages. With him are classmates Elis Olsson ’82, Attison Barnes ’82, and Moultrie Dotterer ’82.
Worth Williamson (H) 864-421-9089 (O) 800-354-4205 email@example.com 30thReunion: June 2016
Bill FitzGerald is a major in the U.S. Army Special Forces and served a tour of duty in Afghanistan this year.
William Coxe (O) 803-404-0984 firstname.lastname@example.org 25th Reunion: June 2016
Cal Evans (O) 706-425-3444 email@example.com 25th Reunion: June 2017
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Class Correspondent Needed. Please call Elizabeth Watts, class notes editor, to volunteer: 703-933-4046. 25th Reunion: June 2014
Zan Banks (H) 404-252-7848 Zan_Banks@comcast.net 25th Reunion: June 2015
As usual I am hammering these notes out at a fever pitch, days past the deadline, but in this case the delay bore fruit insofar as I was able to receive Ken Hyde’s announcement of the birth of his daughter, Margaret Rhodes Hyde, on Aug. 29. Congrats to the family, and we hope that young Margaret gets her mama’s hair! Clark Gallivan wrote in to say that he is running the Greenville, S.C., office of UBS Financial Services wealth management that his dad started many moons ago. He recently celebrated his 15th anniversary with his wife, Katie, and was effusive in his praise for her effectively managing him and his four sons, a Herculean task bested only by Suzanna Lampton, Mason Lampton’s wife, and standard for womankind. Clark, I hope you can construct the financial vehicle to lay the groundwork for that future EHS bill – when you figure it out you can sell the plan to the rest of us!
Ben Robinson ’91, Scott Singer ’91, and Elliott Dent ’91 and their families enjoyed some Low Country summer fun together. Front row, left to right: Daley Singer (1), Eliza Dent (5), Isabel Dent (7), and Elliott Dent IV (2); second row: Claudia Robinson (5) and Stewart Robinson (2).
My most fraternal classmate Kellam Warren says he is just plain busy (he was slightly more colorful in his description). Among the most active status providers on Facebook, Kellam always has something good going on, and I am jealous of his Crimson Tide this year. Murdoch Matheson reached out with some news from Charlottesville as he is participating with www. thescoutguide.com, which promotes small business, activities, and general coolness across the land. Drop him a line at Murdoch@matheson.com if you think your enterprise could benefit from exposure through his outlet. Huge props to Murd and his equally alliteratively named class reunion planner Mike McCabe on the success of the 20-year reunion – we had a great time with some fine highlights and (most importantly) everybody’s wives got along well! I have sworn to Steve Bierman that if he will come stateside we will host another reunion in whatever city he chooses, so there could be another event on the horizon – get ready. Mike, I am not done with you. Mike’s lovely wife, Merrick, sent me pictures of her and Mike crossing the
Cal Evans ’92 (left) with faculty member Jeff Hoisington and brother Wilkes Evans ’02 at the EHS reunion in June.
Fred Alexander ’92 (left) and John Mullins ’92 at their 20th Reunion.
finish line of a recent marathon, and this event has doomed me to a similar fate with my wife, I am sure. I love you but I hate you for doing this – that said, I am impressed! Kudos on that accomplishment! On a final note, I want to thank Doc Hoisington for his thoughtfulness in sending me and some of my classmates’ mementos that he found while moving at the end of the school year – they were hilarious, bittersweet, and appreciated. I think I speak for our whole class in reiterating how much Doc and Lynne meant to us while we were all lucky enough to be together at EHS. Any news, send it to me at calevans@ synovus.com, and pictures are always welcome.
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While Elizabeth Jacobs Tuff was just one of the “First 48” young women to attend The High School, in truth we always considered her the first New Girl, not only because her brother Chris Jacobs was already at EHS – wreaking havoc on the football team and in dorm room on Hummel where Scott Singer ’91 and Paul DePodesta ’91 lived – but because long before Elizabeth arrived at Lady McGuire, laden with L.L. Bean tote bags still fresh with the scent of Nantucket, she was a frequent late-night
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Bayliss Spivey ’94, Gary Graham ’93, and Steve Fasul ’93 show their wives what’s for dinner. Merrick and Mike McCabe ’92 ran a marathon together in Virginia Beach.
visitor to campus, arriving well past lights-out in her dad’s BMW. If we were lucky, she brought friends from Holton Arms. And that is how a generation of Washington private school girls learned to stop liking Landon and start loving those boarding school boys from across the river. We all remember Don Pocock for his prominent role in the student Vestry, not to mention his leading turn opposite the fair-haired Caroline Fitzpatrick ’94 in Romeo and Juliet. (A play, I should mention, that also featured Stephen Bierman ’92 and yours truly as Capulet henchmen Sampson and Gregory, although I don’t remember who was who, and I’m not sure we knew then.) However, my most vivid memory of Don was his virtuoso performance of Led Zepplin’s “Bron-Yr-Aur” on the acoustic guitar during chapel one morning. I was always fascinated to see which Old Boys had a secret talent (Aladdin Freeman ’94 on violin and Cary Goodwin on piano come to mind), and as Don did his best Jimmy Page, neither the student body nor Mr. Andrus seemed to mind that the morning’s processional had been written by an avowed, albeit casual, Satanist. Don is now a partner at the law firm of Nelson Mullins in Winston-Salem, where he lives with his lovely wife, Lynn, and two beautiful kids. Let’s hope he’s still playing guitar.
Shocking news out of North Carolina...Gary Graham, Steve Fasul, and Ryan Craig still love to fish. This summer they hit Pamlico Sound and caught some mighty big drum. Check out the above picture if you need proof – of either the fish or the rare Steve Fasul sighting. Steve was my neighbor on New Hummel, where he lived with Jordan Monsour in a room that was so well decorated with a hidden TV and a huge sectional sofa that Coach Fred Brown used to beg to trade rooms with them. Craig Dixon and his wife, Hilary, just welcomed a new addition to the family, and little Vivian Lorna Dixon is the spitting image of her father. Laura Millender originally of Burlington, N.C., now lives in San Francisco, and she and her husband, Cory, just welcomed their second boy in April. In his constant search for peace and quiet and better hunting, Harrison Thurston and family just moved to New London, N.C., with a population of 326. Another Southern institution Sibby Banks Schlaudecker of Rome, Ga., now lives in Crested Butte, Colo., with her husband, Chris, and daughter, Katie Sib. Sibby’s love of the mountains must date back to her 1992 trip to Mont Blanc in France with Peryn Harmon ’94, Denver Graninger, and Rob Nunnery. Epic. Finally, a hearty huzzah to our class for the significant increase in participation due in large part to the efforts of the ’90s Legends Committee and their promise
of genuine throwback issue shirts for any donation above or equal to one post-study hall Blackford run. My only wish is that it could have been delivered by Eddie Craig himself. See you at our 20th Reunion! I guarantee we will all look exactly the same.
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Caroline Fitzpatrick reports that she and David Balash were married in Rehoboth Beach, Del, on July 9, 2011. The ceremony was on the beach on a beautiful day. They took a cycling trip through the California wine country for their honeymoon. Caroline is now teaching high school English and AP art history at Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in Bethesda, Md., where she attended middle school.
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Mary Cate Slay Claudias changed jobs from the U.S. Lacrosse Association, where she was manager of youth development, to starting her own business as a professional organizer. Going into her third year of business, Charm City
Temple Forsyth Basham ’96 (left) and Gray MacNair King ’96 enjoyed getting together with their boys this summer. Caroline Fitzpatrick ’94 and David Balash on their wedding day.
Organizers, LLC is growing rapidly, and she enjoys working with home owners and small businesses to create more efficient, productive and clutterfree environments. She also serves as marketing director on the board of the Baltimore Chapter of NAPO (National Association of Professional Organizers). You can find her at her company website: www.organizebaltimore.com, the NAPO website, or find her and her husband John Claudias in Hampden, Baltimore City, Md.
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From Temple: I am, once again, impressed with our classmates of ’96. Not only do we continue to achieve professional success and growth, but we simultaneously manage to expand at home…at an impressive pace, no less. Thanks to our effectiveness and efficiency in the area of (re) production, The High School can rest assured that its hallways will be filled
with our brilliant and athletic descendants, fine men and women who will join the illustrious ranks of Episcopal’s student body in a mere 15 years. Hence, my portion of this Class Notes: “EHS: The Next Generation.” First, future female scholar – Tyler and Jane Pope Cooper welcomed Hasell Pope DeBruhl Cooper on July 18. Pope is already a true Southern Belle, born in the Cooper’s new hometown of Spartanburg, S.C. Tyler works for Johnson Development, while Jane continues to expand her very successful Balboa jewelry line, opening a new studio, and enjoying working outside of the home. What a dynamic duo! Fellow South Carolinians (and dynamic duo!), Garland Lynn and wife, Jacqueline, gave birth to their own Southern Belle, Kathleen Bouldin, on May 15. Her father boasts that she already demonstrates the makings of a valedictorian, Class of 2027. On the other side of the country, San Franciscan Brentt Brown and wife Elizabeth also had baby girl named Zoey. (see below) Next, future male scholars – Hansell Watt and wife, Kathryn, had their second child, Thomas Hansell Watt, on March 8. Tom and Charlie (3) keep their parents busy. Hansell is an attorney for a law firm in Valdosta, Ga. Sarah Pugh Kadish and husband Mike had their second boy, Owen McClellan Kadish, on June 3 in Seoul. Weighing in at 9 pounds and 5 ounces, he holds the record for heaviest newborn in South
Korea. Sarah has her hands full with Owen and brother Henry, as she braves monsoons and dust storms halfway around the world. My hat’s off to you, Sarah! Finally, I heard through the Texan grapevine that Menard Doswell and wife Sarah are expecting Nardo V sometime in December. His custom monogrammed cowboy boots are being completed as I write. Finally, future EHS scholars of genders yet unknown – Court and Laura Morton Michau are expecting their second child on Dec. 25. The Michau family is scheduled to star in the local Christmas Pageant, so the Santa Barbara community is hoping that the star act makes his/her debut a bit early. Lacey and Luke Zehner are also expecting. Luke writes: “Greetings from glutenfree Marin County. What’s the head cheerleader of ’96 up to? Well, I am a copywriter at Butler, Shine, Stern and Partners in Sausalito, Calif. My wife and I have a 2-year-old daughter, Hunter, and are expecting another little Zehner by the time you read this. When I’m not sipping chardonnay spritzers and playing mixed doubles, I enjoy hanging out with my cousins/ fellow Old Boys Brentt Brown and Andy Smith. Speaking of, Brentt’s wife, Elizabeth, just had their second child, Zoe, a few months back. As for Andy, his daughter, Magnolia, just turned 3, and he’s basically in charge of window fashions for the entire West Coast and part of Guatemala. I’d love to hear from
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Henry and Owen Kadish are the sons of Sarah Pugh Kadish ’96.
Hasell Pope DeBruhl Cooper, the daughter of Tyler and Jane Pope Cooper ’96 was born on July 18.
more alumni (one can only hang with Olaf and Cuz so much!), so please feel free to reach out to me on Pinterest if you’re in the Bay area. See? Didn’t I tell you we were busy procreating?! It’s a tough job, but someone’s gotta do it. In other news, the Basham foursome has enjoyed catching up with old classmates and their offspring over the course of this spring and summer. We attended the luncheon following the April christening of Laura Michau’s daughter, Caper, and in May, spent a Wedding Crashers-esque weekend with Brian and Sarah Akridge Knutson and their two boys on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Not too shabby. Earlier this month, I took “my” Andrew and boys to see Gray MacNair King and “her” Andrew and their two boys for a day on the Potomac River. (By the way, she totally copied me marrying a guy named Andrew. But, what’s new?) You can’t tell from looking at the photo, but I’m wearing my new Episcopal issue shirt. I hope you all participated in the ’90s Roll Call campaign and received a shirt in exchange for supporting The High School!
We love Richmond and often see Hampton Moore Eubanks, who recently joined the team at Wireside Communications, a boutique PR firm specializing in the technology and telecommunications space, www.wireside. com. She and I are looking forward to seeing the CCH Collection, a sophisticated clothing line launched by the fashionista herself, Carter Hancock Johnston ’97. Carter debuts her fall clothes at a Richmond Trunk Show mid-September. Check them out: www. cchcollection.com. That’s it for me. Happy fall – let’s hope it’s equally as fruitful a spring! From Randy: Well ’96, I must say that I was a little disappointed when I received the 2012 summer issue of Four Columns. How is there not an award for “Outstanding Achievement in Group Soccer?” I would like to petition the athletic department to look into this matter. I would also like to nominate myself, Randy “The Poet” Shelley as a possible candidate for the award to be named after. How could anyone forget that fateful autumn afternoon in 1995 when “The Poet” scored five goals to defeat the JV team? What an unprecedented display of athletic grit! In an effort to inspire future “Groupers,” it is my personal feeling that an award of some sort is in order. Kent “The Corker” Lowry and
Garland “The Professor” Lynn have both given me their blessings to make this request (by the way, these were all nicknames Dr. Dixon gave us.) I will leave it up to you, High School, but trust that the right action will be taken. Speaking of “The Corker,” he and I recently went on a very ill-advised paddle boarding outing. The wind was blowing at least 40 knots and Kent’s 6-foot and 6-inch frame turned his him into a large sail speeding out to sea. Luckily, we did not make the local news or secure a win at the Darwin Awards. Also, Kent and his lovely wife, Ashley, are expecting their second child, a baby boy, any day now. Congrats “Corker!” When not taking Instagram photos of his Pomeranian, Thomas Beckner is busy interviewing celebrities like Heidi Klum. I don’t have too many details about Thomas’s new job (sounds like he works for TMZ or something), but according to Brentt Brown, all of his co-workers are 22-year-old girls. Thomas, you continue to inspire and amaze me. If you enjoyed the Priceline commercial with William Shatner surfing, then you have Head Cheerleader Luke Zehner to thank. That was his first big piece with his new copywriting firm. Nice work, Z-Dog! Claire and Matt Koerner, along with their two children, moved to Nicaragua
in July 2012 to teach at the American Nicaraguan School in Managua. Candice Hall recently opened a law practice in The Plains, Va., concentrating on advising charitable, not-for-profit, and other tax-exempt organizations. Jess and Ryder Lee live in Nashville and have two children, Vivian (3) and John Ryder (3 months). Brian Knutson has taken on the role of being my own personal marathon trainer. Problem is that I am only attempting a half-marathon. Bri has advised me on everything from what type of topical gels I will need to sock alternatives to wear to sneaker fittings. Brian has also been busy volunteering at the Apple Store in Old Town (I think this joke has finally run its course – pun intended.) Thanks, Bri! I think that about wraps it up, ’96. Congratulations on all of your personal achievements and new babies!
Bill Allen (H) 919-781-0805 (O) 919-784-8371 firstname.lastname@example.org 20th Reunion: June 2017
Hey team! Sadly, I missed two big opportunities to connect with a bunch of you this summer. We had our 15th Reunion in June, but it looks like a bunch of us weren’t able to make it this time (which begs the question, did it even happen?). Too bad, as it looks like we missed an exceptional time! Who knew we’d miss a wild night of karaoke courtesy of Thomas Joyce, Lucy Whittle Goldstein, Nick Carosi, Tad McLeod, and Shriti Patel? Unfortunately for all of us, the Isley Brothers were unable to hear the best rendition of “You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling” since Goose and Mav turned in a blistering performance to an unsuspecting Kelly McGinnis in that bar that one time in some random fighter pilot movie. While the Class of 1997 was a bit under represented at the reunion this time around, the folks who did attend managed to represent us very well. In addition to the best singers
Friends from the Class of ’97 enjoyed a karaoke night in Old Town during the 2012 Reunion Weekend. Front row, left to right: Shirti Patel ’97, Susan Castle, Steve Castle, Jack Moores ’97, Lucy Whittle Goldstein ’97, and Nicole Carosi; back row: Danielle O’Banion ’97, Carolyn Wright ’97, Josh Webster ’97, Tad McLeod ’97, Nick Carosi ’97, and Thomas Joyce ’97.
Alexandria wishes it never heard of, Carolyn Wright, Danielle O’Banion, Josh Webster, C.A. Spivey Rountree, Jack Moores, Thomas Joyce, and some skinny guy who kind of looks like Nick (see picture with the Castles) were all in attendance. It’s kind of crazy how quickly these things roll around, and as sad as it is to say (or type), number 20 will be here before we know it. Mark your calendars everyone, especially those of you who don’t live in the MidAtlantic. Just think of all those after-tax dollars you’ll be getting ready to spend on your children’s education shortly after 2017! Outside of our reunion, the big event that I heard about, and very sadly missed, was Peyton Grubbs’s wedding in Nantucket in August. Peyton and her new hub appeared to be having the time of their lives, surrounded by some old classmates: Nick Carosi, Lucy Whittle Goldstein, Jim Goodwin, and Elizabeth Hoster. No shortage of smiles in the former whaling capital of the world. Congratulations to Peyton and her new husband, Keith Lister! As has been the trend lately, news from the class has been light on quantity, but the quality has been outstanding. Thomas Joyce told me that he just wrapped up a master’s program at Teachers College, Columbia University. Following that up, he has
accepted a job at The American School in Switzerland. By now, he should be well established and ready for visitors in Lugano. He promises to send some pictures, which I hope to include in the next magazine. He also said he hopes to hear from some traveling classmates. The nomadic lifestyle seems also to have struck a chord with Kristen Edwards. In addition to the bigger news that her second daughter, Elizabeth Leilani Marquardt, was born in early April, they also plan on packing up and moving back to D.C. from San Francisco. The addition to the family has been a great one, and in no way impairs their travel plans. In other baby news, Jim Goodwin and Courtney are expecting another little bow-tie-wearing, nickname giving offspring later this year! Jim just didn’t have enough going on these days between moving to Fayette-nam, having a young son, and working his way through the McDonald’s franchise program (Hamburger University). It’s great news in the Goodwin house, and they’re all laughing and clapping about the big news! In career news, Carter Hancock Johnston wrote me to let me know that she’s started a new clothing line. I assured her there is nothing wrong with shamelessly promoting it via the class notes (which is more widely read
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Elizabeth Leilani Marquardt is the daughter of Kristin Edwards ’97 and Daniel Marquardt.
than Vogue). When you get a moment, please visit cchcollection.com to see pictures of Carter’s sister, Alston Armfield ’05, wearing lots of different clothes that Carter has designed. It’s a great step for Carter, and while I’m clearly not the target demo for her clothing line, I have no doubt it’s going to be great! Just don’t ask Carter about her husband Claiborne’s pony tail (fauxny tail?). Those Woodberry guys just can’t be taken seriously. Lesley Hicks designed the cover are for a children’s novel written by her husband, Joseph Hicks. The book, “The Virginia Underground” is available on Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com. Youngbin Choi writes, “After graduating from Syracuse, I had to come back to Korea to serve in the obligatory military program and since then, I have been working in Seoul. Currently, I work as general manager for a new Canadian supercar company, de Macross Motors Corp. (www. demacross.com), which is funded and operated by a boutique Korean private equity firm.” That pretty much does it. I’m sure there is a lot more happening out there, but I either didn’t hear about it from you or I simply forgot it. Remember, Bill Allen = Einstein Club. If you really did send me something and I left it out, I apologize in advance. Please don’t hesitate to call me out on it, and I will do everything I can to not forget next time. If, however, you simply didn’t feel like writing me an email or private Facebook message, it is your own fault. See my earlier comment about how this is
EHS friends enjoyed the Nantucket wedding of Keith Lister and Peyton Grubbs ’97. Left to right: Nick Carosi ’97, Lucy Whittle Goldstein ’97, Keith Lister, Peyton Grubbs ’97, Jim Goodwin ’97, and Elizabeth Hoster ’97.
more widely read than Vogue. That’s a fact. If you want to get famous, this is your ticket. I hope everyone has a great fall and winter!
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Ravenel Richardson received her Ph.D. from the University of St. Andrews in January. She is currently trying to get her thesis, “Trauma and Representation in Women’s Diaries of the Second World War,” published. She is beginning a new research project on frontline nurses’ diaries from the WWII and welcomes contact from anyone who might have a family member who served as a nurse or kept a diary during World War II. Ravenel married Stephen Lewis on May 25 in Tuscany, Italy. Episcopal alums Reid Phillips, William Akridge, Brenton Hardee ’02, and James Richardson ’10 joined them for the festivities.
From Taylor: It’s been great hearing from everyone and can’t wait to see pictures from the upcoming weddings this fall. For me, I’ve finally given into my husband’s musical talent and started singing with him in a production of a Johnny Cash and June Carter show. We’re also renovating our house, which is a 100+ year-old building downtown; it’s been a mess since March so I hope to be back home soon. Andy Nelson has been working with his dad (Bill Nelson ’63) and brother Charlie on resurrecting Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery in Nashville. The distillery belonged to his great-great-great
Bryan Pinckney ’98 and Susan Starkey were married on Oct. 7 in Newport, R.I. EHS family and friends celebrated with them. Front row, left to right: Bryan Pinckney ’98, Susan Starkey Pinckney, and Suzanne Pinckney ’01; back row: Tad McLeod ’97, Susan Castle, Steve Castle, Nick Carosi ’97, and Saint Pinkney ’65.
grandfather, Charles Nelson, who built it into one of the largest distilleries in the country before Prohibition, producing original Tennessee whiskey (before Jack Daniel’s). By the mid1880s, it was selling about 20 times the amount that Jack Daniel’s was producing in a year. They’ve released their first product Belle Meade Bourbon, a pre-Prohibition recipe, in Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Maryland, and D.C. Everyone in those areas should be on the lookout for a bottle in their local liquor stores and bars and restaurants. They are opening a tourist facility in Nashville soon. Until the next update we can keep up with them at www.greenbrierdistillery. com and on Facebook at www.facebook. com/NelsonsGreenBrierDistillery, and Twitter @TNWhiskeyCo). Kimberly Obradovich Holman started a job as a stylist for Stella and Dot, a jewelry company. She’s enjoying the flexibility of being her own boss and spending more time with her family. She is currently working on a fundraiser with BuildOn for a school they are rehabbing in the Bronx. Graham Long finished his master’s degree in aerospace engineering at the University of Maryland earlier this year. Congratulations, Graham! He was hoping to stay in the D.C. area but was
offered an opportunity as a design engineer in the space industry in Las Vegas. He reports that he is enjoying it, despite moving there at the hottest part of the year (115 degrees). Perrin Dent was married to Jim Patterson in June in Cashiers, N.C., and sent in a beautiful picture. Congratulations! We also have a few new engagements and upcoming weddings, which will mean lots of great pictures for the spring class notes: Gene Hooff and fiancé, Megan Frawley, will be married on Sept. 29 in Sea Island, Ga. Lauren Sims is getting married Sept. 8. She’s had an exciting year with a trip to Turkey and is buying a new house in Denver. Lauren got to catch up with some EHS friends at her bachelorette party in Florida, including Lindsay Soyars, who is newly engaged. Lindsay is also started a new job teaching at the day school she attended prior to EHS (Highland School). She also got a new puppy named Sidespot. In April, Carey Parker got engaged to Annie Miklos of Charlotte, N.C., and completed his first year of law school at North Carolina Central University School. He spent the summer interning with Yadkin Riverkeeper doing environmental law and paddling the Yadkin.
David and Betsy Watts Metcalf ’00 with their daughter, Elaine Andrews Metcalf (Laney), who was born on July 9, 2012.
Lillian Smith ’00 and Michael Teer were married on April 14 in Wilmington, N.C.
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Juliana Ladwig married Dr. Sandy Soin on May 26, 2012. Her sister, Elizabeth Ladwig ’04, was maid of honor and Elizabeth Lankford was an attendant. Juliana and Sandy are living in Rochester, NY.
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Andy Nelson ’01 and his brother, Charlie, with some of their Green Brier Distillery products.
Perrin Dent ’01 married Jim Patterson in June.
in outdoor education. They now live on the campus at Saint James School, where Daphne is the dorm head of one of the girls’ dorms. She is still teaching Spanish and is the head coach of the varsity field hockey team. Case Anderson is in his third year of teaching high school English and writing at Commonwealth Academy in Alexandria. Case also started the School of Letters at Sewanee this year, which is a summer master’s program for English and creative writing. Tinsley Iselin just graduated from the physician assistant program at the Medical University of South Carolina. She is now living in Arlington, Va., working in orthopedics. Jarrett Bell recently finished the NYU Stern program. He is now looking forward to enjoying N.Y.C. again without the added stress of school. Jarrett, Ted Dodson, and Carrington Skinner visited John Oelschlager in D.C. last summer. They had a great time and also hung out with Will Fedora. Hannah Ellington graduated last year from Birmingham-Southern with a degree in vocal performance. She plans to move back to Vienna, Austria, to sing opera with the best of the best. She lived there for two years as a student in one of the conservatories, and at the same time was an R.A. at the Theresianum.
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I hope everyone in the Class of 2003 is doing well! It is always wonderful to hear from fellow classmates and get an update on how people are doing. As for me, the past couple of months have been crazy. I got engaged and started a new job at a mid-size law firm in Atlanta! I was also very excited to be in New Orleans last May for Michael Barraza’s wedding. Michael and his beautiful bride, Ashley Rotonti Barraza, were married at The Academy of the Sacred Heart Chapel. The stunning reception was at the New Orleans Museum of Art. The weekend was jam packed with fun festivities and many EHS alums. Michael and Ashley are now living in Nashville, Tenn., where Michael is completing his medical residency. Jack Sibley moved to Athens, Ga., to pursue an M.B.A. at the University of Georgia. Will Corbitt ’02 and Easley Hooff ’04 are also part of the incoming class, so there is a strong EHS presence. They see Katie Perry Pryor and Oliver Pryor and their dog, Ernie, frequently. Congratulations to Daphne Clyburn who got married this past summer to Michael MacEwen in Oxford, Md. The happy couple met in 2007 working
Andrew Farrar ’02 (right) volunteered as an assistant to the U.S. wrestling team during the 2012 Olympics in London. He is shown here with Jordan Burroughs, who won the gold medal at 74 kilos in freestyle wrestling.
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Peggy Albertson moved to D.C. for a new job with the National Turkey Federation this summer. Clarissa Chenoweth visited Peggy in the nation’s capital before starting her clerkship for The Honorable Joseph R. Slights in the Delaware Superior Court. Peggy has also seen a lot of Maizie Clarke while in D.C., who will be starting a master’s in exhibition design at the Corcoran College of Art and Design. They also took a trip to the beach, where Calvert Coley joined them. Sissie Strope writes, “I’m still living in Colorado, but I moved from Durango up to Denver last February when I took a new position working sales for Platinum Beverage, a wine broker/importer. We represent 12 states in the Pacific Northwest and Western regions, so I travel out of state frequently which keeps my work interesting and constantly challenging. I absolutely love my job, and I love
Molly King ’03 married Gabriel John Mouledoux IV of New Orleans, La., on April 21 at Shack Up Inn in Clarksdale, Miss. Front row, left to right: George Logan ’63, Carter Coker ’03, Molly King Mouledoux ’03, Kate Spencer ’03, and Kelley Farris ’03; back row: India DeLashmutt ’02, Sarah Rienhoff ’02, Ivy Mouledoux, Bill Elliot ’64, and Jim Wallace ’01. (Sarah Poindexter Harmer ’02, not pictured)
Friends from the Class of ’03 enjoyed a mini-reunion in Washington, D.C. Left to right: Jarrett Bell, Carrington Skinner, Ted Dodson, Will Fedora, and John Oelschlager.
Michael Barraza ’03 and Ashley Rotonti were married in New Orleans on May 26. Front row, left to right: Julie Barraza ’06, Case Anderson ’03, Michael Barraza ’03, and Ashley Rotonti Barraza; back row: Will Nisbet ’01, Sanford Zeigler ’03, James Baring ’03, Easley Hooff ’04, John Nisbet ’03, David Schoen ’03, and Alden Koste ’03.
Daphne Clyburn ’03 and her husband, Michael MacEwen.
Denver, so I don’t foresee moving again for a while now. I’m looking forward to ski season, hopefully there will be good snow this year!” From Alexander Keevil: “Life has been great for me! I continue to enjoy living in Richmond. Last March, I bought a house, and am starting my second year at Riverside School. Over the summer I visited my cousin, Teddy Armstrong ’07, who lives in Chicago. He’s doing very well. I also worked at Camp Virginia with Charlie Williams... always a good time!” Dana Whitten recently passed the Maryland Bar Exam and is now licensed to practice law! She currently has an internship this fall at the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office in Maryland. Elizabeth Ladwig has returned from Asia and is living in Charleston, S.C. Parker Woltz is pleased to report that she is engaged to long-time boyfriend Mac Mackie. They are planning a May 2013 wedding. She is also about to start her last year at Harvard Business School, and has recently accepted a job to work for Deloitte Consulting in the strategy and operations practice after graduation. Congrats to Parker! Dorothy Hutchison reports, “I’m in my last semester of nursing school in Charlotte and will graduate this December. Over the summer, I traveled
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Katie Walls ’04 and Ryan Kruger were married on April 14 at The Greenbrier Hotel in West Virginia.
out west to California, with Katharine Ragsdale and Mary Peterkin. We flew into L.A. and drove up the Pacific Coast Highway in a classic black mustang convertible (made stops along the way), and finished our trip in San Francisco. Ginny Hopper came in from Jackson Hole for the L.A. portion of the trip and Caroline Mathison joined us in L.A., and we stayed with her in San Francisco. It was a fantastic trip!” Anna Henderson Brantley is in graduate school in interior design. Ben O’Neill writes: “I’m currently living in the Soho district of New York City and working as a risk manager for an insurance brokerage, advising several major financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies. I’m also currently studying and taking exams to obtain my CPCU designation and plan to start studying for the GMATs and applying to business school shortly. I’m really enjoying New York City, and I occupy a lot of my free time playing in several lacrosse leagues throughout the city, among other things.”
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Katie Walls ’04 was overwhelmed by the love and support of her friends and former teachers from Episcopal. Front row, left to right: Caroline Pareti ’03, KiYonna Carr ’03, bridesmaid Sarah Wood ’03, and bridesmaid Sally Flynt ’03; back row: Maggie Canby ’03, Daphne Clyburn ’03, Diane and Doug Kehlenbrink, David Douglas, Katie Walls ’04, Ann Douglas, Janet and George Harris, and bridesmaid Sissie Strope ’04.
Navy pilot Mike Webb ’04 with his parents, Kristin and T. Lad Webb ’69.
From Lila: Peebles Squire has recently moved to Paris, France, for a six-month internship at a company called Vigeo to complete his master’s degree in French studies from the University of WisconsinMadison, concentrating on international economic development in francophone countries. He is working in their research department on corporate social responsibility and consulting. He spent the summer in Washington, D.C., with the American Wind Energy Association in their public affairs department. Madison Murray Carlos lives in Nashville, Tenn., with her husband,
Adam Carlos. She is on the editorial team at a small tech start-up, and reports that “Life is very, very good!” EHS alumni in attendance at the Carlos wedding were: Caroline Fedora ’05, Sally Mebane ’03, Aleks Croft ’05, Charlotte Woltz ’05, Marleigh Gibbs ’05, Jeff Parker ’05, Alston Armfield ’05, Gray Murray ’03, Ben Gray ’69, Madison Murray Carlos ’05, Henry Kegan ’05, Kate Hanlan Hollo ’05, Jamie McCardell ’05, Hillary Harper ’05, Hannah Reuter ’05, Margaret Anne McArver ’05, Richard Lee ’05, John Milam ’05, Whitt Larkin ’05, Andrew
Anna Henderson ’04 and Dane Brantley were married on June 16 in Savannah, Ga. Many of Anna’s EHS friends enjoyed the festivities. Front Row, left to right: Anne Womble ’06, Katharine Ragsdale ’04, Austin Conger ’12, Allie Tanner ’04, Clare Murchison ’04, Dorothy Hutchison ’04, Anna Henderson Brantley ’04, Dane Brantley, Elizabeth Ladwig ’04, Caitlin Smith ’04, Mary Peterkin ’04, Elizabeth Colyer ’04, and Hilary Harper ’05; back row: Parker Woltz ’04, Mary White Martin ’04, Whitney Brooks ’04, Mills Fleming ’82, Hunter Mitchell ’05, Chris Wasden ’12, Odon von Werssowetz ’04, Harrison Gilchrist ’04, Hugo Gilbert ’04, Nick Stewart ’04, and Kirk Amos ’04.
Price ’05, Liza Morten ’05, Johnny Rockwell ’05, Stephen Petrilli ’05, Lyle Farrar ’04, and Kit McLendon ’02. Christina Swaim lives in Washington, D.C., and works at a political advertising agency. She is staying busy with the upcoming election! She began a graphic and digital design program with Parsons this fall. On the Fourth of July, Christina got together with Lila Warren, Ellie Frazier, Lauren Robertshaw, Alexandra Varipapa, Robbie Varipapa, and Zach Chesson in Alexandria, Va. This annual get together continues to be one of the highlights of her year (and the rest of us, too!). Will Damron is finishing the final draft of his first novel, and preparing to move to Los Angeles by the end of the year. Lewis Clark is teaching English in Taipei, Taiwan (a town called Xizhi, which about 30 minutes from the city center). Every morning he has a kindergarten class, and every other day he teaches kids between the ages of 6 and 13. He has been in Taiwan since July and loves the food, the people, and the culture! While he is there, Lewis hopes to become fluent in Mandarin. Thomas Gottwald is getting married
the first weekend in October! He will be living with Blayre, his fiancé, in Richmond. Philip Hudgens works for Credit Suisse in London and is enjoying it. In his free time, he enjoys exploring other areas of Europe. His most recent adventure was a trip sailing around Croatia. Phil caught up with Zach Chesson twice in the past year on trips that Zach took to Europe. He may get to see Tabb Wyllie in London over the Thanksgiving holiday. Ellie Frazier is finishing up her third year in Rwanda. She’s spent the past two years developing and implementing an English language training program for Rwanda’s judiciary. She enjoyed Fourth of July in Alexandria with Lila Warren, Ellie Frazier, Lauren Robertshaw, Alexandra Varipapa, Robbie Varipapa, and Zach Chesson. After she finishes in Rwanda in December, she will embark on a pan-Africa trip with some other Peace Corps folks and plans to return stateside sometime in April. Hillary Harper just finished teaching for three years in Washington, D.C., where she taught at an inner-city high school in her final year. She recently finished her master’s in educational public policy at American University, and has
Left to right: Mary Peterkin ’04, Katherine Ragsdale ’04, and Dorothy Hutchison ’04 enjoyed a California trip last summer.
taken a job in Boston doing educational consulting with Mass Insight School Turnaround Group. Chris Mixon continues to teach, coach, and live in a dormitory at Peddie School, and is enrolled at Middlebury’s Bread Loaf School in Vermont, where he is working on his graduate degree, along with Riddick Beebe ’04. Lila Warren lives in Cookeville, Tenn., where she is pursuing a master’s degree in fisheries biology. Her research is on the southern strain of muskellunge in middle Tennessee rivers, which keeps her out on the water much of the time! She, too, immensely enjoyed the previously mentioned July 4 reunion at the Varipapa’s.
Margaret von Werssowetz firstname.lastname@example.org and Molly Wheaton (H) 504-288-1990 email@example.com 10th Reunion: June 2016
Ina Dixon married Gregory Lucas in Chicago on May 5. She is beginning a master’s in history program, studying the American South, at the University of Chicago. Ina and her husband spent the summer in Atlanta. She hopes to write her thesis on the history of the Atlanta Cyclorama.
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Madison Murray ’05 and Adam Carlos were married in Washington, N.C., on May 26 with a big group of EHS friends and family in attendance. Front row, left to right: Caroline Fedora ’05, Sally Mebane ’03, Aleks Croft ’05, Marleigh Gibbs ’05, Charlotte Woltz ’05, Alston Armfield ’05, Gray Murray ’03, Adam Carlos, Madison Murray Carlos ’05, Kate Hanlan ’05, Margaret Anne McArver ’05, Brennan Killeen ’05, Liza Morten ’05, Johnny Rockwell ’05, Lyle Farrar ’04, and Kit McLendon ’02; second row: Jeff Parker ’05, Ben Gray ’68, Henry Kegan ’05, Hillary Harper ’05, Jamie McCardell ’05, Hannah Reuter ’05, John Milam ’05, Richard Lee ’05, Whitt Larkin ’05, Andrew Price ’05, and Stephen Petrilli ’05.
Left to right: Tim Hoisington ’05, Diana Trimble ’07, Jeff Hoisington, Zack Hoisington ’06, and Grant Brown ’03 at Zack’s house in Aspen, Colo.
Sarah Ellington has been working for Con-Agra in Omaha, Neb., for two years as a food scientist.
Catherine Coley (H) 407-629-1787 firstname.lastname@example.org 10th Reunion: June 2017
Alexandra French lives in New York City and works for Food & Wine magazine. She frequently has dinner with EHS friends Allison Ledwith, Claire Schmitt, Sally Channell, and Anna Belk.
Lucy Glaize (H) 540-667-3097 email@example.com 5th Reunion: June 7-8, 2013
Greetings from the Class of 2008! It’s quite an exciting time for most of us, as we’ve entered the post-grad life into the “real world.” From starting new jobs, to continuing school, to traveling adventures, there is currently a lot going on among the Class of ’08. Lindsey Fay is continuing her education at U.Va. in a year-long master’s program in commerce with a concentration in marketing and management. Juli White is also attending a graduate program at U.Va. for her M.A./Ph.D. in Spanish.
Trina Brady graduated from Fordham in May and is currently working for The Associated Press in N.Y.C. as a publisher accounts manager in the iCircular division. She and Elly Montague ran the More/Fitness Half Marathon in Central Park this past April. Trevor Crest graduated from McDaniel College in May with a history major and studio art minor. He moved to San Diego this summer, where he now teaches at the Nativity Prep Academy, a private, Catholic middle school. The school is based on the Jesuit tradition of education, which incorporates longer school days, religion, and lower income students. The students are all Latino, with most of their parents being only first- and second-generation Americans. Trevor will be teaching sixth, seventh, and eighth-grade art, coaching soccer and track, and filling the role as assistant to high school placement. His job is an AmeriCorps position, so he will be going to graduate school at USD. Trevor feels very blessed to be there. Spencer McKenna remains in Boston after graduating from Bentley. He works at Liberty Mutual Group. Spencer and Clark Wright attended a Red Sox game together this summer. Graham Jones ’07 visited Spencer in Boston from Nantucket occasionally this summer. Chris Summers graduated from Ohio University with a communications major, specializing in audio production. He’s living in Columbus, Ohio, continuing to promote his record label, 1SIDE Music Ent. Chris recently launched a campaign titled #cloudstotheground, which will specialize in having 1SIDE be the first online record label to be given a professional headquarters in Columbus. To listen to Chris’s music, visit www.1sidemusic.org. Elizabeth Dale moved to Chicago after graduation to start working for Aon Hewitt as a health and benefits analyst. Grace Chesson visited Elizabeth in the city, and as always, it was a great time! Ali Shepard continues to fulfill her passion for horses. She is now the manager at Westbrook Horse Farm in Upper Marlboro, Md. Former Eagles player, Brian Westbrook, owns the farm. In addition to starting a riding lesson
Episcopal friends celebrated the wedding of Will Reavis ’06 and Sarah Duff on Sept. 8 in Tappahannock, Va. Left to right: Mason New, Trey Holland ’06, Mac Amos ’06, David Hannon ’06, Zack Hoisington ’06, Will Reavis ’06, Teddy Grover ’06, Preston Snow ’06, Clay Schutte ’06, Sam Hess ’06, and Kyler Carr ’06.
program at the farm, Ali is the head trainer and is showing on local hunter and jumper circuits. Clay Dunnan lives with Ann deSaussure in Charleston, and works for “Garden and Gun” magazine. (EHS alum Pierre Manigault ’80 was one of the founders of the magazine and Harrison Gilchrist ’04 works there, too.) Leah Andress, Amanda Weisiger, and some of their friends from Charlotte went on a father/daughter trip to Napa to kick off the summer. See the photo above of them holding chickens! Just like he was at Episcopal, Dylan Harry is still an epic rock climber. He is now on a three-month rock climbing adventure in Wyoming, California, and Nevada. Dylan is considering spending the winter out west. Joseph Gray has had some awesome experiences in the past year. He spent what would have been his junior year in Australia laboring and traveling with his brother. He is now on track to graduate with a degree in child psychology at the end of this school year. Joe had an awesome summer. He and his girlfriend visited his parents in London. They also traveled to Prague while in Europe. Joe and his brother were also counselors on a trip to Crested Butte, Colo., with 15 kids. Finally, he got to spend some time with his parents in Maine, as well, which was a treat, as he doesn’t get to see them often. Overall, Joe is doing really well!
Dylan Harry ’08 shows off his awesome rock climbing skills.
At the end of the summer, I moved to Portland, Ore., for a two-year dietetic internship and master’s program in clinical nutrition at the Oregon Health and Science University. So far, I’ve loved exploring the Pacific Northwest. Every response I received for notes from the Class of ’08 included great excitement for our five-year reunion in June! It’s hard to believe that it’s almost been five years since graduating EHS.
2009 Matt Hurley graduated from West Point on May 26 and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army in the infantry branch. He reported to Fort Benning, Ga., for a succession of training courses. Matt played varsity lacrosse at West Point for four years and received academic honor roll honors from the Patriot League.
Grace Fenstermaker graduated from Wake Forest in May with a double major in history and communications. Grace is already busy working at a PR firm in D.C., while training for another marathon this fall. Meghan Howard graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill and is working for RTI International as a public health research analyst. After graduating from the University of Vermont in the spring, I spent some time at home with my family.
Billy Hackenson (H) 703-757-0445 firstname.lastname@example.org 5th Reunion: June 2014
Happy senior year! I hope the year has gotten off to a good start to each of you. I have received a few notes from several of our classmates about their summers and plans for the next year. Pete Markoski spent his summer working at the Cannes Film Festival in France, followed by some time studying film in Prague, Czech Republic. On the side, Pete has been working as a D.J. in Miami and is aiming to be a music producer as his full-time job. Alex Helm spent the summer rooming with David Block in D.C. They saw Sarah Chase Webber, Sam Dashiell, and Elle Czura during their time in the city. Alex worked for a
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Sarah Cauthen ’10 (left) and Cary Hairfield ’11 competed against each other when Hamilton played Williams in field hockey.
Ali Shepherd ’08 is manager of Westbrook Horse Farm in Maryland.
everything goes well this semester and hope to talk to you soon.
Will Frazier (H) 540-886-8634 wtf4wc@Virginia.EDU 5th Reunion: June 2015
Cameron Hawkins went to Honduras in August for Elon’s Global Medical Brigade trip. In September, she heads to India for a semester with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS).
2011 Amanda Weisiger ’08 (left) and Leah Andress ’08 (second from left) with friends while touring Napa Valley on a father-daughter trip last summer.
wealth management bank, and David was working with the Tax Foundation. Finally, Haley Morgan reported that she spent her summer working for Nike Communications in New York and saw Mary Spencer Morten, Bitsy Motley, Drew Johnson, Bess Trotter, and Claire Channell “on the reg.” Haley is back in Nashville working on a double English/human and organizational development degree and finally has made her way into a big-girl residence after seven years in a dorm. Finally, she wanted me to say, “If you want to throw something in there about me wanting everyone in D.C. for New Years, do it.” See you all there. Again, hope
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As this fall rolls around again and classes begin once more, it seems like yesterday when we were all headed back to the Holy Hill. For many of us this summer was filled with work, vacations, and catching up with old friends. In the working world, Jack Janes was a counselor at Camp Sea Gull all summer taking care of the children who were particularly home sick. Stewart Bova was also working there running the riflery activities. George Thorne spent the summer working for the Republican Party in North Carolina. Through work, he received tickets to the republican convention in Tampa, Fla., which he and Elizabeth Henderson attended the last week in August. Pen Agnew
traveled to China earlier this summer through a school program and spent the rest working on campus at EHS. While a lot of the summer was spent working, many Episcopal grads made sure to find time to reconnect. Caroline Andress, Cameron Baker, Mary Frantz, Addison Bortz, Caroline Weston, Anne Maxwell Douglas, and Ruffin Mitchener went to South Carolina to celebrate Joannie Coker’s debutante ball. Also traveling to South Carolina during one of the last weekends in August before school started were Maria Hewko, Jack Janes, Collin Wiles, Cary Hairfield, Matt Fisher, Elizabeth Henderson, and me. We spent the weekend with Lucas Ford at his family’s river house hanging out and enjoying our time together before we all had to head back to our respective schools. While this summer went by just as fast as all the rest of them, it gave us all time to relax before another busy fall.
Ryan Bennert (H) 252-633-3082 firstname.lastname@example.org 5th Reunion: June 2017
Where to begin, where to begin… The Class of 2012 worked hard this summer! At a camp in Annapolis, Md., Quinn Caslow – who we all knew was a talent on the wrestling mat – worked as the director of martial arts. Also out
2011 classmates enjoyed a debutante party for Joannie Coker ’11. Left to right: Cameron Baker, Mary Frantz, Joannie Coker, Addison Bortz, Caroline Weston, Anne Maxwell Douglas, and Ruffin Mitchener.
Austin deButts ’12 and his brother, Hunter ’10, played lacrosse for Princeton in Hummel Bowl during the Play For Parkinson’s event in October.
Reid Nickle ’11 (second from right) met up with his former EHS coaches, Joe Halm, Mimi Hobart, and Damian Walsh at the Woodberry Forest Invitational track meet last spring.
in the workforce was Laura Hollister! Laura was a camp counselor at Loudoun Country Day School for three weeks before beginning an internship with the Nonprofit Risk Management Center in Leesburg, Va. In between, she attended driving school and did some traveling. Terrance Barner worked with his uncle doing construction. Stuart Agnew, Maggie Boozer, Jack Blaine, and Harrison Clement all worked at Camp Lachlan in Rockbridge Baths, Va. Across the pond, Sydney Fenstermaker and Jennifer Simpson met up in London to enjoy all that London prepared for the Olympics. Weeza Miller and Carly Lyerly traveled in France for two and a half weeks. After four days relaxing days in Eze with Carly’s aunt and uncle, they traveled to Paris, where they met up with Kiki Nix, Marshall Weisiger, Lauren Mealy, Austin Conger, Anderson Pearce,
and all of their mothers! Exploring “La Ville-Lumière��� (Paris, “the city of light”), the group took in all the sights and sounds of the great city. Weeza, one of the few and the proud AP art history scholars, points out that she “saw many art history ‘super pieces’ in the Louvre and the Centre Pompidou” and hopes that Mrs. Flores will be thrilled by this news! Other endeavors were also explored this summer other than working! While appreciating the music scene, Zach Ashburn, Sam Garcia, and Worth Smith survived the Lollapalooza evacuation in superb fashion. Lea Burgess spent five weeks of her summer attending the Summer Humanities and Social Sciences Seminar at Williams. Between bungee-jumping in New Zealand and working in a tent camp in Haiti, Bethany Gordon was quite the jetsetter this summer! Of course, Bethany
Maggie Boozer ’12 and Lillian Smith ’12 enjoyed a visit after competing against each other when the Sewanee and Denison field hockey teams played this fall.
still managed to train for her upcoming freshman debut with U.Va.’s rowing team. Speaking of college athletes, Schillo Tshuma has been tearing it up on the soccer pitch as he scored the first goal in Maryland’s season opener against Louisville in the ninth minute of the game. The Terps (No. 9) went on to win 3-0 against the Cards (No. 7). Congratulations, Schillo! Best of luck to all of the college athletes in the Class of 2012! For many of us, it’s hard to believe that the academic school year has already begun! Many members of
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the Class of 2012 have found social groups and other organizations to join. Marshall Weisiger, Chase Hughes, and Merrill Pischke all recently joined the Chi Omega sisterhood at College of Charleston. Lauren Mealy and Anderson Pearce also went through rush at Georgia, where they are now in Kappa Alpha Theta and Kappa Kappa Gamma sororities respectively. Woody Dewing entered the U.S. Naval Academy in late June as a member of the Class of 2016. Jesse Ling, Julian Lockhart, Jennifer Simpson, and I have just finished up orientation here at Duke. After an exhaustingly exciting week, we are all so relieved to start classes and catch up with the other Episcopal alums on campus including Jenny Ward ’11, Mark Herzog ’11, and Tom Gosnell ’10. With classes just starting up, students falling into the rhythm of the school year, and the weather beginning to turn a little cooler, it’s hard to believe that we were enjoying those last few perfect spring days on the Holy Hill just a few months ago… God Bless The High School and the Class of 2012!
Thomas Dewey Gottwald ’05 to Jaclyn Blayre Elliott, Oct. 6, 2012
Caroline Marie Fitzpatrick ’94 to David Balash, July 9, 2011 Peyton Hofler Grubbs ’97 to Keith Lister, Aug. 18, 2012 Brian Christopher Gowin ’98 to Kristen McDonough, Oct. 6, 2012 Bryan St. George Pinckney ’98 to Susan Mary Starkey, Oct. 7, 2012
Madison Armstrong Murray ’05 to Adam Carlos, May 26, 2012 Elsabe Cornelia Dixon ’06 to Gregory Lucas, May 5, 2012 William Don Reavis, Jr. ’06 to Sara Duff, Sept. 8, 2012
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Mary Stewart Sevier Cunningham ’00 to Andrew Short, April 21, 2012 Lillian Duer Smith ’00 to Michael Page Teer, Jr., April 14, 2012 Catherine Perrin Dent ’01 to James Patterson, June 2, 2012 Lindsey Andrea Gavoili ’02 to Richard Howard Fox, Aug. 25, 2012 Juliana Marie Ladwig ’02 to Sandy Soin on May 26, 2012.
Catherine Elizabeth Yon to Rose Mitchell and Frank Yon ’91, April 24, 2012 Margaret Rhodes Hyde to Holly and Ken Hyde ’92, Aug. 29, 2012 Vivian Lorna Dixon to Hilary and Craig Dixon ’93, May 18, 2012 Zoey Carolyn Brown to Elizabeth and Brentt Brown ’96, March 14, 2012
Sally Lynn Widdowson ’02 to Bryce David Colwell, April 28, 2012.
Hasell Pope DeBruhl Cooper to Tyler and Jane Pope Cooper ’96, July 18, 2012
John Michael Barraza ’03 to Ashley Rotonti, May 26, 2012
Owen McClellan Kadish to Mike and Sarah Pugh Kadish ’96, June 3, 2012
Matilda Rousseau Reuter ’02 to Jonathan Engle, Sept. 2, 2012
Kathleen Bouldin Lynn to Jacqueline and Garland Lynn ’96, May 15, 2012
Frances Sproul Battin ’03 to Kyle Michael Joseph, Oct. 27, 2012
Thomas Hansell Watt to Kathryn and Hansell Watt ’96, March 8, 2012
Daphne Margaret Blythe Clyburn ’03 to Michael MacEwen, July 28, 2012
Elizabeth Leilani Marquardt to Daniel Marquardt and Kristen Edwards ’97, April 12, 2012
Susannah Miles King ’03 to Gabriel John Mouledoux IV, April 21, 2012 Anna Goodwin Henderson ’04 to Dane Nicholas Brantley, June 16, 2012 Kathleen Elizabeth-Marie Walls ’04 to Ryan Douglas Kruger, April 14, 2012
Scot Spencer Katona ’05 to Kerby Ann Stuller, Aug. 4, 2012
James Morgan Guthridge to Mary Buford and Morgan Guthridge ’99, Oct. 21, 2012 Elaine Andrews Metcalf to David and Betsy Watts Metcalf ’00, July 9, 2012
In Memoriam Richard W. Moncure ’35 of Lookout Mountain, Ga., died May 10, 2012
After graduation, Mr. Moncure attended Virginia Military Institute. During World War II, he entered the U.S. Navy and spent time in the Mediterranean and Pacific. Upon his return from the war, he joined Jones and Laughlin Steel Corporation, and was employed there until his retirement in 1985. Mr. Moncure was involved with the Church of the Good Shepherd where he served on the vestry. He was involved with the Fairyland Club, The Children’s Home, and the Houston Museum.
He is survived by a daughter, three grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. EHS relatives include Thomas J. Moncure ’24, William A. Moncure ’26, Samuel P. Moncure ’27, Richard W. Moncure ’35, William M. Boothe ’43, Richard L. Moncure ’69, John M. Moncure ’71, William A. Moncure, Jr. ’75, William A. Moffett III ’58, Samuel P. Moncure, Jr. ’70, and Gilbert E. Butler, Jr. ’71.
Robert Edward Carter ’38 of Estero, Fla., died June 11, 2012.
At The High School, Mr. Carter was a Senior Monitor and a waiter. He was a member of the Wilmer Society, choir, E-Club, Blackford Literary Society, Missionary Society, Hop Committee, and Advisory Board. He was the captain of the varsity baseball and basketball teams. He received the Quentin Roosevelt Prize and was elected Valedictorian. After EHS, Mr. Carter attended Davidson, where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity and R.O.T.C. He was the captain of the baseball team. Mr. Carter was commissioned second lieutenant in the U.S. Army and was assigned to the OSS, completed
parachute training, and served as a captain in England. He served as a commanding officer and managed OSS sites. After World War II, Mr. Carter continued his military service as a member of the Richmond Light Infantry Blues, U.S. Army Reserve, and retired as lieutenant colonel. Mr. Carter taught and coached high school basketball. He held positions with the Commonwealth of Virginia as chief arson investigator in the State Fire Marshal’s Office, supervisor of fire service training and executive director of the Virginia State Fire Services Commissions. He was the president of the International Association of Arson Investigators. Later in his life, he worked with the National Fire Protection Association. He authored a book, “Arson Investigation.” He is survived by his wife, Barbara, three daughters, a son, eight grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
Roy Adams Dorsey ’40 of Atlanta, Ga., died March 31, 2012.
On the Hill, Mr. Dorsey was a Monitor. He was a member of the Blackford Literary Society, Missionary Society, Hop Committee, and was a member of the football and track teams. He served on Episcopal’s Board of Trustees and established the Roy and Janet Dorsey Scholarship, which supports deserving EHS students each year. Mr. Dorsey attended the University of Virginia and the University of Georgia. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and was commissioned in Officer Candidate School, served in the counter intelligence corps,
and was honorably discharged as captain. Mr. Dorsey founded a real estate brokerage firm and established Dorsey-Alston Company, which specialized in real estate and general insurance. He served as the director and president of Four Plus Corporation of New York City and as an officer and the director of the Atlanta Board of Realtors. He was a supporter of the Goodwill Industries of Atlanta, the Atlanta Speech School, and the Atlanta Botanical Garden. EHS relatives include brothers, Cam D. Dorsey ’35 and Sam A. Dorsey ’29; and John B. Adams ’39, James P. Furniss ’72, Alexander P. Adams ’74, John B. Adams II ’76, John L. Appleby ’77, Cam D. Adams ’78, David W. Adams ’80, and Mary D. Adams ’11.
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William Moncure Boothe ’43 of Alexandria, Va., died on July 16, 2012.
At Episcopal, Mr. Boothe was a Monitor. He was a member of the Missionary Society, E-Club, choir, and winter and spring track teams. Mr. Boothe matriculated at the University of Virginia. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force for two years and was honorably discharged as a corporal. He briefly worked at the First National Bank of Alexandria. In 1951, Mr. Boothe began working at
Episcopal and did so until his retirement in 1985. During his career at The High School, Mr. Boothe held the positions of secretary and treasurer of the Alumni Association and director of development. He also served as the track and golf coach. EHS relatives include Thomas J. Moncure ’24, William A. Moncure ’26, Samuel P. Moncure ’27, Richard W. Moncure ’35, Richard L. Moncure ’69, John M. Moncure ’71, William A. Moncure, Jr. ’75, William A. Moffett III ’58, Samuel P. Moncure, Jr. ’70, and Gilbert E. Butler, Jr. ’71.
Wilson Eliot Driver Shepherd ’46 of Lexington, Va., died on May 7, 2012.
While at EHS, Mr. Shepherd was a Monitor. He was a member of the Missionary Society, and varsity football and tennis teams. After graduation, Mr. Shepherd attended the Virginia Military Institute, where he received his bachelor’s in English and was a member of Beta Kappa Alpha fraternity. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps in Korea for 10 years as
a reserve rifle platoon first lieutenant, A Co. 1st Bn 5th Regt, 1st Mar Div., and commanded Marine detachment on the USS Ticonderoga. After his service, he earned an accounting degree from the University of San Diego and worked at Solar Turbines as an accountant until his retirement. He was a member of the Rockbridge Hunt and Back Country Horsemen. He is survived by wife, Lola, two daughters, and two granddaughters. EHS relatives include brother, Lemuel C. Shepherd III ’43 and grandfather, Lemuel C. Shepherd 1881.
William Campbell Hagan ’47 of Roanoke, Va., died Sept. 12, 2012.
On the Hill, Mr. Hagan was a member of the Fairfax Literary Society, choir, Glee Club, and the varsity baseball team. After his time at The High School, Mr. Hagan attended Washington and Lee University, where he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha, and Hampden Sydney
College. Mr. Hagan as served in the U.S. Army in Fort Knox, Ky., with the 3rd Armored Division. He was in the automobile business for over 30 years. He was always a general line entrepreneur dealing in real estate, old cars, and antique sewing machines. He was a member of the Roanoke German Club and St. John’ Episcopal Church. He is survived by his wife, Nancy, four daughters, 11 grandchildren, and many more family members.
Bruce Garrison Ballenger ’48 of Matthews, N.C., died July 28, 2012.
At Episcopal, Mr. Ballenger was a Cheerleader and a member of the track team. Mr. Ballenger matriculated at Davidson College, where he received a degree in economics and was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Delta Sigma Pi, the honorary athletic society. After graduation, he worked for Hanover Bank, Wachovia, and First Union until 82
he opened a commercial real estate business. He served as the vice president and treasurer of Wica Chemicals. He was an honorary life member of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce. He was a member of the Charlotte Arts Fund and served as the treasurer and director of the Charlotte Better Business Bureau. He is survived by wife, Nancy, his brother, Thomas C. Ballenger ’44; four children, and seven grandchildren including, David E. Ballenger ’13 and Jackson R. Ballenger ’10. EHS relatives include great nephews, Matthew B. Jordan ’00 and William E. Jordan ’04.
WILLIAM CARL KAPPES, JR. ’48 of Waynesboro, Va., died July 2, 2012.
While at EHS, Mr. Kappes was a Monitor and waiter. He was a member of the Blackford Literary Society, the Missionary Society, and the winter and spring track teams. Mr. Kappes attended Princeton University and the Medical College of Virginia. He served as a captain and chief of pediatric service in the U.S. Air Force. Mr.
Kappes practiced pediatric medicine for over 30 years and also served as the pediatric consultant to Dejarnette. He founded the Waynesboro Sheltered Workshop and the Greenstone Residence in Waynesboro, where he served as president. He was scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 7, and president of the Jackson Wilson Elementary School PTA and the Waynesboro School. He is survived by one brother, three children, seven grandchildren, and three nieces. EHS relatives include a brother, Charles K. Kappes ’52.
RICHARD BLAND LEE V ’48 of Warrenton, Va., died June 23, 2012.
At The High School, Mr. Lee was a Senior Monitor, waiter, and bookstore keeper. He was a member of the “Whispers” and Chronicle boards, Fairfax Literary Society, Missionary Society, E-Club, and the varsity football and track teams. Mr. Lee attended the University of Virginia, where he was member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. After graduation, Mr. Lee enlisted in
the Marine Corps and served two tours during the Korean War. For 30 years, he was an insurance executive with the Old Republic Insurance Co. in Chicago. He was a member of the Society of the Lees of Virginia, the Sons of the American Revolution, Lee-Jackson Education Foundation, Northern Neck Wild Turkey Association, and he served as chairman emeritus of the Buckland Preservation Society. He is survived by a daughter, a son, Richard B. Lee VI ’01, and two grandsons. EHS relatives include brother, Philip H. Lee ’45.
SAMUEL WELLBORNE MOORE ’48 of Burlington, N.C., died August 3, 2012.
While at Episcopal, Mr. Moore was a member of the basketball and track teams. Mr. Moore served in the U.S. Air Force and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he received a bachelor’s in business. He worked for
Westinghouse Electric and Engineered Plastics, before founding the Sam W. Moore & Associates, a real estate company. Mr. Moore served as president of the Burlington-Alamance County Association of Realtors and served on the board of several local banks. He is survived by his wife, Carole; two brothers, including Allen D. Moore ’48; five children, including Richard M. Johnson III ’01; and three grandchildren.
ROBERT NELSON FISHBURN ’51 of Roanoke, Va., died March 24, 2012.
On the Hill, Mr. Fishburn was a Monitor and a member of the “Whispers” and Chronicle boards, the choir, and the tennis and basketball teams. After graduation, Mr. Fishburn received his bachelor’s from Washington and Lee University and master’s from Columbia University.
He served in the U.S. Navy and held the rank of lieutenant. He worked on the staff at the Roanoke Times and World News as a staff reporter, copy editor, state editor, assistant city editor, and editorial page editor. He served on the boards of the North Cross School, Roanoke College, Mill Mountain Theater, Center in the Square, and the Roanoke Red Cross. He is survived by his wife, Sibyl, a sister, three daughters, and seven grandchildren.
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Thomas Dew Gill ’52 of Huntington, N.Y., died June 5, 2012.
At Episcopal, Mr. Gill was a member of the “Whispers” and Chronicle boards, Missionary Society, and Blackford Literary Society. He was on the fall, winter, and spring track and football teams. Mr. Gill graduated from the University of Virginia, where he received his bachelor’s, master’s, and law degrees. Mr. Gill worked
in New York with Grumman Corporation and served as vice president and secretary of Paumanock Development Corporation, a Grumman subsidiary. He served the Bethpage Federal Credit Union in many capacities, including president of the board. He was a member of the Virginia Bar, the New York Bar, the American Bar Association, and the Business Development Council of Long Island. He is survived by his wife, Ann, a brother, John R. Gill ’46, and three children.
Charles Kenney Kappes ’52 of Bellvue, Wash., died July 15, 2012.
At The High School, Mr. Kappes was a Monitor, waiter, and schoolroom keeper. He was a member of the Honor Committee, E-Club, Glee Club, Missionary Society, and the varsity football, basketball, and track teams.
After graduation, Mr. Kappes matriculated at Vanderbilt University. He is survived by his wife, Tae, a daughter, two grandsons, and many more family members. EHS relatives include his brother, William C. Kappes, Jr. ’48.
Frederick Barrow Hand, Jr. ’53 of Pelham, Ga., died June 17, 2012.
While at EHS, Mr. Hand was Head Monitor, waiter, and the recipient of the W.A.R. Goodwin, Jr. Memorial Bowl. He was a member of the Blackford Literary Society, E-Club, Honor Committee, Glee Club, football team and the track co-captain. He matriculated at the University of Georgia, where he received his bachelor’s and law degrees. During his time at Georgia, he was a member of the Chi Phi fraternity, and Phi Delta Phi law fraternity. Mr. Hand opened a private law practice in Pelham, where he served as city attorney. He was an advisory member of the State Bar of Georgia Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee and represented the Second Congressional District on the Executive Council of
the Younger Lawyers Sections of the State Bar of Georgia. He served as the president, vice-president, secretary, and treasurer of the Mitchell County Bar Association. He served as chairperson of the Legislative Committee for the Pelham Chamber of Commercice, a member of the Mitchell Economic Growth Association, a director of the Georgia Housing and Finance Authority and the Farmers Bank of Pelham. He served on the board of directors for The Hand Trading Company. He served as the treasurer of the Pelham Rotary Club. He served as chairman of the Trustees at Hand Memorial United Methodist Church. He is survived by his stepmother, a brother, three sisters, a son, a daughter, and six grandchildren. EHS relatives include his father, Frederick Barrow Hand ’23, three uncles, Henry H. Hand ’29, Charles W. Hand ’24, Benjamin H. Hand ’28, and cousins, Archibald Gann, Jr. ’53, Judson L. Hand ’47, Larrabee D. Hand ’51, Robert A. Hand ’51.
Alan Lowther Day, Jr. ’53 of Warrenton, Va., died March 22, 2012.
On the Hill, Mr. Day was a Monitor, a member of the football and wrestling teams, and the recipient of the Bryant Scholarship Medal. After his time at The High School, Mr. Day attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of
Virginia, and the Stonier School of Banking at Rutgers University. He retired as the vice president and cashier at the Peoples Nations Bank of Warrenton. He served on the board of People’s National Bank, F&M Bank, and BB&T. He is survived by his wife, Susan, a brother, a son, two daughters, and four grandchildren. EHS relatives include his father, Alan L. Day ’24.
Frank Womack Fletcher, Jr. ’60 of Greenville, S.C., died May 22, 2012.
At Episcopal, Mr. Fletcher was a waiter. He was member of the “Whispers” and “Daemon,” boards, Glee Club, E-Club, Missionary Society, Blackford Literary Society, and the varsity football and track teams. After The High School, Mr. Fletcher matriculated at the University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill, where he was a member of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He was the recipient of an international fellowship at Columbia University School of Foreign Affairs, through which he received his master’s. Mr. Fletcher spent time in New York, Europe, and Australia, working in finance and publishing. He published two poetry books, a play, “Perilous Times” and a memoir, “Boswell in Manhattan.” He is survived by his son, a nephew, and a niece.
William Alexander Graham III ’61 of Durham, N.C., died Jan. 11, 2012.
While at EHS, Mr. Graham was a Monitor. He was a member of the E-Club, Missionary Society, Vestry, Blackford Literary Society, Glee Club, and the varsity track and football teams. Mr. Graham graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he received his bacherlor’s in economics and his
law degree. He received a master’s in forestry from Duke University. Mr. Graham practiced law in three North Carolina cities, focusing on private practice and public service. He taught business law at North Carolina State University. He served on the Selective Service Board, was a member of The Society of the Cincinnati, and administered the Cameron Scholarships at UNC. He is survived by brother, Thomas D. Graham ’64, four children, two grandchildren, and two nieces.
Haynes Carter McFadden ’61 of Omaruru, Namibia, died June 10, 2012.
At The High School, Mr. McFadden was a Monitor. He was a member of the “Whispers”, “Daemon,” and Chronicle boards, Glee Club, Science Club, Missionary Society, Fairfax Literary Society, and varsity soccer team. He was awarded the William Page Dame Memorial Medal for reading at sight. He attended Oglethorpe University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was elected to the
student union board of directors and was appointed as the assistant to the vice president of student body. After graduation, Mr. McFadden took the position of managing editor of The Souther Banker in Atlanta, Ga., but soon after founded his own photography studio producing wedding and industrial and commercial portraits. He spent the later years of his life traveling and serving as the official photographer of the Namibian Herero Tribe of the White Flag. He is survived by his wife, Naomi, her four children and seven grandchildren, 15 cousins, and many more family members. EHS relatives include his father, Bradford McFadden ’30.
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William Neilson Vogler III ’65 of Bowling Green, Ky. died June 11, 2012.
On the Hill, Mr. Vogler was a member of the Missionary Society, Wilmer Literary Society, and the varsity football team. After The High School, he attended at the University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a member of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He was an enthusiastic reader, writer, and sports fan. His favorite teams were the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Tennessee Volunteers. He is survived by two brothers, two sisters, three nieces, a nephew, and a great-niece.
Edmund Bradford Tazewell III ’76 of Richmond, Va., died August 23, 2012.
At Episcopal, Mr. Tazewell was a member of the varsity lacrosse team, recycling committee, bike club, and Chronicle board. After graduation, Mr. Tazewell attended Old Dominion University. For the last 25 years, Mr. Tazewell was a financial services executive with Wells Fargo Advisors in
Richmond, Va. He was a board member and past president of the Bond Club of Virginia. He was a member of the Country Club of Virginia, the Commonwealth Club, Kinloch Golf Club, and Princess Anne Country Club. He was an avid sportsman and mentor. Mr. Tazewell is survived by his wife, Nancy, three children, his father, Edmund Bradford Tazewell, Jr. ’44, his mother, two sisters and many other family members. EHS relatives include his grandfather, Edmund Bradford Tazewell 1910 and uncle, William L. Tazewell ’50.
Ben Irving Johns of Charlottesville, Va., died October 5, 2012.
Mr. Johns was a member of the Episcopal community from 19581989. During his 31-year career at Episcopal, Mr. Johns held various positions on the faculty including chair of the Science Department for many years and director of studies for a four-year period.
Outside of the classroom, Mr. Johns coached every year for multiple teams including football, basketball, and was the head tennis coach for 15 years. During his tenure as head coach, the boys’ varsity tennis team never posted a losing season, and earned two conference championships. The Ben Johns Tennis Tournament was established in the spring of 1990 as a way of honoring Mr. Johns and his tenure as the EHS tennis coach. He is the grandfather of Elizabeth R. Sullivan ’99 and William M. Sullivan ’04.
Memorial and Honor Gifts
any donors choose to make memorial gifts to Episcopal High School as a way to pay tribute to friends and loved ones. We are grateful to these donors who contributed to EHS from July 1, 2012 to Oct. 31, 2012.
In Memory of Miss Caroline Elizabeth Anderson ’97 Mr. and Mrs. Scott Crissman Harris ’97 In Memory of Mr. Julian Tucker Baker, Jr. ’57 Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ernest Blake ’57 In Memory of Mr. Bruce Garrison Ballenger ’48 The Hon. and Mrs. Thomas Cass Ballenger ’44 Mr. and Mrs. William J. Brandstrom III Mr. and Mrs. Robert Elijah Mason III ’52 Mr. and Mrs. and Mrs. Joseph H. Patterson Mr. Douglas F. Williamson, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. and Joe H. Woody In Memory of Mrs. Nancy Peters Blankenship Mr. and Mrs. Richard Peters Blankenship ’75 In Memory of Mr. William Moncure Boothe ’43 Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ernest Blake ’57 Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Brooks Burnett ’58 Mr. and Mrs. David Wilkinson Carr ’43 Mr. and Mrs. David Wilkinson Carr, Jr. ’73 Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Clements Mr. William Perry Epes III ’65 and the Rev. Gail A. Epes Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dunsmore Fox IV ’71 Mr. Douglass Sorrel Mackall III ’49 Mr. and Mrs. Tyler Drew Meurlin ’96 Mr. and Mrs. Charles Collett Patton ’72 Ms. Julie Boothe Perry Dr. and Mrs. Robert Archer Pierce II ’78 Mrs. Frank Waters Rogers, Jr.
Ms. Julia L. Shields Mr. and Mrs. John Maurice Trask, Jr. ’54 Mr. and Mrs. John Maurice Trask III ’81 Mr. and Mrs. Patrick G. Trask ’88 Dr. Samuel Clark Trask ’85 Mr. and Mrs. Robert Crenshaw Watts III In Memory of Mr. Charles Ryland Burnett ’37 Mr. and Charles Henry Drayton, Jr. ’37 In Memory of Mr. Patrick Henry Callaway Mr. and Mrs. W. Page Dame III ’59 In Memory of Samuel James Calvert, Jr. ’47 Ms. Catherine Gray Coley ’07 In Memory of Mr. Reed Hallum Cecil ’57 Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ernest Blake ’57 In Memory of Mr. Roy Adams Dorsey ’40 Mr. Norman B. Dupre In Memory of Mr. John Chauncey Everhart ’08 Mr. John Rutherford Richey ’08 In Memory of Mr. Robert Wiatt Farrar ’07 Ms. Katharine Dawson Farrar ’07 Ms. Sarah Elizabeth Montz ’06 In Memory of Mr. Joseph Wilson Fitchett, Jr. ’57 Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ernest Blake ’57
In Memory of Mr. Lucien Minor Geer Mr. and Mrs. Fred Washington Bailey III ’86 In Memory of Mr. Thomas Dew Gill ’52 Bethpage Federal Credit Union Ms. Ann M. Butera In Memory of Mr. John Gravatt Goodwin ’38 Ms. Betsy Goodwin In Memory of Mr. Gary Lyn Hadwin, Jr. ’99 Mrs. Georgeanna Milam Chapman ’99 Mr. William Sherard Chapman III ’99 In Memory of Mr. William Campbell Hagan ’47 Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Stuart Gilchrist, Jr. ’47 Mrs. Frank Waters Rogers, Jr. In Memory of Mr. Ernest Helfenstein III ’50 Mr. and Mrs. William Smith Peebles IV ’73 In Memory of Mr. David M. Hoon ’75 Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Montgomery Grainger ’75 In Memory of Mr. Reid Neisler Hunnicutt ’90 Mr. and Mrs. Robert William Chambers III ’90
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In Memory of Mr. Ben Irving Johns Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Randolph Hudgins, Jr. ’42 In Memory of Mr. Richard Henry Lee Kopper ’66 The Hon. and Mrs. Whittington W. Clement ’66 Mr. and Mrs. George William Henderson III ’66 In Memory of Mr. Richard Bland Lee V ’48 Mr. Douglass Sorrel Mackall III ’49 Mr. William Poindexter Moore, Jr. In Memory of Mr. Collier Cobb Lilly ’85 Mr. and Mrs. Scott Alexander Collie ’85 In Memory of Mr. Fielding Lewis Logan ’21 Mr. and Mrs. Fielding Lewis Logan, Jr. ’57 In Memory of Mr. Fairfax Sheild McCandlish, Jr. ’37 Mr. and Mrs. Charles Henry Drayton, Jr. ’37 In Memory of Mr. Samuel Wellborn Moore ’48 Dr. and Mrs. James Manly Stallworth, Jr. ’63 In Memory of Mr. Robert Pittman Pierce III ’00 Mrs.Lauren Kemp Bonapfel ’00 and Mr. Ed Bonapfel Ms. Aynsley Knapp Comer ’00 Mr. and Mrs. William Justin Letchworth In Memory of Mr. William Elmore Spruill ’85 Mr. and Mrs. Scott Alexander Collie ’85 In Memory of Mr. John Luther Walker ’54 Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Blaine Clarke ’89
In Honor of Mrs. Madison Murray Carlos ’05 Mr. and Mrs. William Gray Murray, Jr.
In Honor of Mr. John M. Walker, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Blaine Clarke ’89
In Honor of Mr. Stephen R. Castle Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Blaine Clarke ’89
In Honor of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Crenshaw Watts III Mr. and Mrs. William Smith Peebles IV ’73
In Honor of Mr. Elwood Brogden Coley, Jr. ’73 Mr. and Mrs. William Smith Peebles IV ’73 In Honor of Mr. Robert C. Eckert Mr. and Mrs. Richard Fenner Yarborough, Jr. ’63 In Honor of Mr. William Perry Epes III ’65 Mrs. Sara Caughman Ragsdale ’03 and Mr. Harry Ragsdale In Honor of Mr. William Gray Murray III ’03 Mr. and Mrs. William Gray Murray, Jr. In Honor of Mr. Edward Adams Rice Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Blaine Clarke ’89 In Honor of Mr. Stuart Thomas Saunders, Jr. ’60 Mr. and Mrs. William Miller Drennen, Jr. ’60 In Honor of Mr. James M. Seidule Mr. Hayes Acklen Noel ’59 In Honor of Ms. Miranda Elizabeth Kaylor Thompson ’00 Mr. Timothy Scott Thompson and Ms. Alice J. Kaylor
In Honor of Mrs. Stacie R.G. Williams Mrs. Pamela B. Schoen In Honor of Mr. Richard Fenner Yarborough, Jr. ’63 Mr. and Mrs. William Smith Peebles IV ’73