The Epistle II A Newsletter for St. Paul’s Alumni
From the Headmaster Dear St. Paul’s Alumni, I hope this edition of the Epistle II finds you well. We have completed a very successful fall semester, and look forward with great anticipation to the spring. “Count your blessings.” We have all heard this before, from family, friends, and teachers – just about anyone willing to share their wisdom. I think about that statement a lot during the course of an academic year at St. Paul’s. This year, in particular, has been one filled with blessings. We have a state championship in athletics, academic achievement by our students resulting in National Merit and advanced placement scholar recognition, student art shows, choral, band and strings performances receiving statewide recognition, and community service programs truly unique in comparison to any other school. One blessing in particular came on Veterans Day. We held school on November 11 and planned an assembly to honor local veterans, including several of our faculty members. Over one hundred veterans and their family members attended the assembly, and it was as moving a day as I can remember. That was a sentiment shared by all – students, teachers, parents, and veterans – as evidenced by the comments immediately thereafter and the numerous thank you cards and letters we have received. The ceremony was a tribute to our veterans to show our appreciation and gratitude for their sacrifice and courage. It was closed by a moving bagpipe and trumpet performance of Taps and Amazing Grace. The events brought us all together as a school and a nation. I have never been prouder to be a part of St. Paul’s Episcopal School. Blessings do come in many ways, in many forms, and we are privileged to be a part of a school where they happen so frequently. I wish you all a Happy New Year, and, again, invite you to visit us when you can. Yours truly,
Winter 2011 This issue of the Epistle II is dedicated in loving memory of Nancy Strachan, 11th Grade American Literature 1984-2006
PLANNING FOR YOUR FUTURE SAINT It’s never too early to send in your application for your Future Saint! Once you apply, you will receive information, including an Admissions Calendar, newsletters and event invitations. You can also schedule a tour of the Lower School Campus by contacting Julie Taylor in the Admissions Office at 461-2129. With the addition of our PreK building and gymnasium, the Church Campus has surely changed since you were here! In order to gain Alumni Admissions priority status for the 2012-2013 school year, Alumni must have their child’s application on file in the Admissions Office prior to August 1, 2011. Priority status will be given to those Alumni whose children’s applications are turned in prior to August 1, 2011. Your children are an important part of the future of St. Paul’s, and we hope you continue the legacy at your Alma Mater.
Alumni Calendar March 12 March 31 April 5
Alumni Soccer Game Saints’ Night Out at Space 301 Annual Silent and Live Auction Alumni Night at Spring Show “Little Shop of Horrors” April 7-9 Spring Show “Little Shop of Horrors” nightly at 7 p.m. with Saturday Matinee at 2 p.m. April 7 Birmingham“On the Road” Reunion May 5 Annual Alumni Luncheon June Summer Reunion Weekend June & July Football, Baseball, Basketball, Soccer and Cheer Camps for children of all ages Fall Homecoming 2011 Fall Reunion Weekend 2001 Athletic Hall of Fame Induction For more detailed information, please visit our website at www.stpaulsmobile.net or call the Alumni Office at 251-380-0408 ext. 24
Marty Lester, Headmaster
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Around Campus Veterans Day Parade andAssembly
Our 11th Grade Philanthropy Ambassadors and faculty coordinated the school-wide Parade and Assembly to honor and thank the men and women in our St. Paul’s community who have served in the United States Armed Forces. Pictured l-r: Congressman Jo Bonner expressed his gratitude to the United States veterans and to St. Paul’s for inviting him to speak at the assembly; 11th graders are proudly pictured beneath the American flag provided by the Mobile Fire Department; and Mrs. Julie Albrecht, 11th grade faculty advisor, and Brian Bowman ’94, who performed Amazing Grace on the bagpipes to conclude the assembly.
Congratulations to St. Paul’s Class of 2011 National Merit recipients. The National Merit Semifinalists (who will now compete to become finalists) are: Stuart Graham, Benjamin Friedlander, son of Greg Friedlander ’75 and Micah McGuire. The National Merit Commended Scholars are Catherine Brown, Elizabeth Kim, and Finley Reeves. Finalists will be named in February.
Big Sister Legacies
Four generations of Interact Big & Little Sisters reunited before the Landing of the Mayflower this fall. Pictured l-r: Anna Frances Sullivan, daughter of Karen and Sean Sullivan ’90, her big sister Julia-Rae Hanson, her big sister Elizabeth Galanos Gregory ’99, and her big sister Stacey Woodall Wing ’87.
Music Appreciated by Mother By Victor Helmsing
As some of you might recall my family home is across Old Shell Road from Quigley Field. My mother lived there until last year when she became too frail, and she was moved to the Little Sisters of the Poor nursing home. When she lived in our family home, one of her favorite activities was to sit on her front porch and listen to the band during band camp in August and the practices throughout the fall. Mom loves all music but hearing the St. Paul’s marching band was always special. This past fall on separate occasions the band and the Chamber Strings performed concerts for the residents of the Little Sisters. All the residents thoroughly enjoyed both concerts. But one resident, Mrs. Alberta Quina, stood out. I noticed during the concert Mrs. Quina was crying. After the concert I asked if she did not enjoy the concert. She responded that no, she loved the concert and that it was the best thing that happened in her life in the last
two years. When I inquired about the tears she stated the following: “You don’t understand. These are tears of joy. I worked for Rev. Mann, and I know he is now up in heaven, smiling because his dream has come true.” She was equally as emotional when the Chamber Strings performed. These performances represented quite a bit of sacrifice by the students because the band was playing an additional concert to welcome the veterans back at the airport from the Honor Flight the same day. The strings performance was on a Friday afternoon after school was out. But the students willingly participated, recognizing the value of their community service. Seeing our wonderful performing arts program combined with our efforts to promote community service was the reward for me. I share this story with the Alumni so that you can share my pride in the ongoing excellence of the St. Paul’s family, excellence that you helped create.
The Chamber Strings are pictured above with Director Holly Compton and Mrs. Alberta Quina. Below the Marching Saints are pictured with Florene Legg and Orvia Clarke.
Alumni Spotlight Outreach Program
Expands Beyond St. Paul’s
Photos by: Adair Freeman ’00 Article by: Catherine C. Vulevich ’94
he name Isla Mujeres may sound familiar to many in the St. Paul’s community. During her years at St. Paul’s, 20022008, Wynne Freeman coordinated a school-sponsored Outreach Program in Isla Mujeres, Mexico for her Spanish III and IV students. During this time, approximately 150 St. Paul’s Spanish students experienced Mexican culture and increased their Spanish proficiency through service work. Students worked with the Mexican Red Cross and grassroots service organizations throughout the island, and among other things, offered a two-week day camp and tennis clinic for the children of this small island off the coast of the Yucatán Península. In 2008 Señora Freeman and several of her former students realized the opportunity to make an impact in Isla Mujeres where health issues were concerned. Years ago after having spent a month working at “La Cruz Roja”, the Red Cross Clinic in Isla, Lauten Johnson ’98 recognized a need to educate the people of this isolated Mexican community about dental hygiene. More importantly, he saw an opportunity to offer dental
services to those who could not otherwise afford them. As Señora Freeman recalls, “Lauten always told me he wanted to return to Isla after finishing his dental training to offer a free dental clinic to the islanders. Sure enough, about eight years later, he contacted me and asked if I would arrange a dental clinic for him in Isla. I agreed but only on the condition that I be invited to make the trip as well!” The first clinic took place in June 2009 with children and adults lining up outside the Health Center for cleanings and checkups. Word of the free clinic spread quickly. In June of 2010 the group, composed primarily of St. Paul’s alumni, saw over 300 patients in five days. All patients received cleanings and examinations. The visits were anything but routine, however, and many patients required multiple extractions due to infection. “One child had four teeth that were so infected, he would have ended up with life threatening health issues had his dad not brought him to the clinic,” said Lauten. In the absence of dental chairs and standard medical equipment, the laps of the dental students and sometimes squeamish interpreters served as the operating tables. Dr. Johnson currently operates a private practice in Birmingham, Pediatric & Adolescent Dentistry. He graduated from UAB School of Dentistry in 2006 and completed his residency in Pediatric Dentistry at UAB in 2008. “Mission work brought me to dentistry,” said Lauten. Before attending UAB Dental School, he participated in dental mission trips to Peru,
Mexico, and Costa Rica. “Dental care is needed so badly everywhere, but it is not accessible in many countries; which is why I think that it is important to do this trip annually.” Several St. Paul’s Alumni have accompanied Dr. Johnson and Señora Freeman on the two most recent mission trips. Some served as interpreters at the clinic and others actually assisted Dr. Johnson with the patients. Adair Freeman ’00, a professional photographer in Nashville, documented the 2010 clinic with photos. Chad Noblet ’00, currently in his third year at UAB School of Dentistry, has offered his services as a dentist, nearly doubling the number of patients seen in the 2010 clinic. Austen Johnson ‘01, who currently teaches first grade in Birmingham, assisted his brother, Lauten, with the younger patients. Hansen Babington ’05, Callie Freeman ’07 and Meredith Magee ’08, all of whom participated in the International Outreach Program with Señora Freeman while students at St. Paul’s, served as interpreters at the dental clinic in Isla. The next “Clínica Dental” will take place June 18th through 25th, 2011. “Community service, mission work, free labor... call it what you want, I just call it amazing,” said Adair Freeman ’00.
About the Photographer Adair founded her Nashville-based commercial photography company, Adair Freeman Photography, in the spring of 2007. She shoots for a diverse base of editorial, advertising and music-industry clients ranging from John Deere and USA Gold to such celebrities as Josh Turner and Leann Rimes. Adair’s teaching posts, awards, and travel grants have taken her to countries such as Ireland, Scotland, and Mexico. She received her Post Baccalaureate degree from the Museum School of Fine Arts in Boston. Her studio is located in Nashville’s Historic Arcade. Her latest project is Pete and Zoe Photography (named after her childhood dogs) specializing in contemporary children and family photography. Adair is pictured with St. Paul’s Photography Instructor Leigh Jordan Brown ’78 at the Opening Reception for her exhibit, The Arcade Projects and Other Works, in the Alumni Art Gallery in October.
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“What’s News” with SPS Alums
Keep in touch! Please update your information by clicking on the “Alumni Update” link of the School website: www.stpaulsmobile.net. 1974 Best Lawyers has named Armbrecht Jackson LLP attorney M. Kathleen Miller as the Mobile Best Lawyers Insurance Lawyer of the Year for 2011. Julie Wiseman Rentz received her certification as a Susan Barton Tutor at the International Dyslexia Conference in Phoenix, Arizona on October 30. She is the first in Alabama to receive this certification. The Susan Barton method is based on the Orton-Gillingham reading and spelling system to strengthen the skills of dyslexic and other individuals with reading and spelling deficits. Julie is presently teaching in the Individualized Program and tutoring at St. Paul’s. 1980 Lucy Duffy Tankersley teaches 4th grade at Montgomery Academy where her daughters Corrie and Ann Hunter are in 10th and 7th grades.
1984 John Weinacker and his wife Elizabeth welcomed Cecile Elizabeth on May 13, 2010. Cecile joins her big sister Catherine. Maurice Holt ‘Mo’ was an All-American in Track and Field at Texas A&M after a superb career in track at St. Paul’s. He has been highly successful in business since his graduation, initially involved in the NASA space program and most recently in the software business in Missouri City, Texas. Maurice is pictured with his wife Monique. 1988 CDR John Souma married Shannon Callahan on July 10, 2010. They live in Pensacola where he is a Navy Flight Instructor at NAS Pensacola. 1989 J. Arendall and Emily Brutkiewicz ’03 were married on June 5, 2010. Sean Sullivan and his wife Karen welcomed John Bigler on September 1, 2010. “John B.” joins big sister Anna Frances.
Kathy Mars Rehmert participated in the Wounded Warrior Ride in Little Rock, AR. She rode 25 miles along with U.S. Veterans who were partially paralyzed and rode on adaptive bicycles. Kathy is the 6th one from the right.
1990 Karen Walters married Brian David Cox on April 24, 2010. They live in Birmingham.
1991 Jeff Ames (pictured right) is the sole winemaker for longtime wine executive Tor Kenward in Napa Valley. Meredith Foster Horton recently became the principal of Daphne High School and is working towards her doctorate degree in leadership, policy and organization from Vanderbilt University. Meredith has three children Foster, Emory and Pierce. Meredith Brown Hilleary and her husband Van welcomed William Campbell Hilleary II on December 28, 2009. “Camp” joins his three big sisters Laura, Susanna, and Ginny. The Hillearys live in Murfreesboro, TN. Catina Lynaum passed away on November 7, 2010. 1992 Tyler Boulo and his wife Jill Griffin Boulo ’93 have a baby boy, Maxwell, born on June 14, 2010. Max joins big brother Turner (9) and big sister Bennett (3). Jason Peevy and his wife Melinda welcomed Andrew Walter Rausch on June 10, 2010.
Michael Allen married Diana Davis on June 26, 2010 in Washington, D.C.
1982 Marty Myers Chambless recently introduced John 15 Ministries, Inc. and Be Patient Ready Care Management Journal. Marty, who resides in Atlanta, GA had the idea for an organizational notebook to help her father, Hap Myers, keep up with the endless paperwork associated with his cancer treatments. She quickly realized that this would become her mission: to not only help her parents but create a resource that could assist others who might be going through a similar circumstance. The book has received rave reviews from the Atlanta community and is now featured in the hospital gift shops of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Be Patient Ready is currently in 17 states throughout the United States. Marty has been featured in the Dunwoody Crier Newspaper, Sense Magazine and Mobile Bay Monthly Magazine. Her website www.john15ministries.com has an online store where books may be purchased.
After surviving a near fatal car crash in June 2008, Murray Dunlap has added the anthology, “What Doesn’t Kill You...” to his list of published works. A book signing was held for “What Doesn’t Kill You...” at Page and Palette in Fairhope. Pictured above are Murray Dunlap (co-editor), his mother Martha Kahn, brother and family D.R., Leslie, Allison and Sarah Dunlap, and Tallulah Helmsing, and Tallulah Helmsing Rosenthal ’88.
“What’s News” with SPS Alums
Keep in touch! Please update your information by clicking on the “Alumni Update” link of the School website: www.stpaulsmobile.net.
FUTURE SAINT PLAYMATES! Left: Ellie Dupree, Turner Klim, and Lizzy Fitzpatrick met for the first time over the Christmas Holidays. Parents are Class of 1995, Elizabeth Seifert Dupree, Leland Cook Clim, and Elizabeth Daugherty Fitzpatrick and Jay Fitzpatrick. Right: George Herndon, Rose Gregory, Virginia Glover, and Wallace Glover. Parents are Class of 1999, Blake Sullivan Herndon, Elizabeth Galanos Gregory and Scott Gregory ’98 and Ashley Rhodes Glover. Please send your “Future Saint” pictures to Anna Moore in the Advancement Office at email@example.com.
1993 Sonya Franklin Dolan and John Dolan welcomed the birth of their first child, Erin Leigh, on June 9, 2010. Jill Griffin Boulo and Erin Leigh Dolan her husband Tyler Boulo ’92 have a baby boy, Maxwell, born on June 14, 2010. Max joins big brother Turner (9) and big sister Bennett (3). Helen Braswell Rand and her husband David welcomed Rachel Erskine Rand on January 23, 2010. Rachel joins big brother Matthew. Hayley Hammock Young and her daughters, Lillie (8) and Stella (6), watched the Lady Saints Volleyball Team beat Briarwood Christian in Birmingham to win the Saints 12th Volleyball State Championship. Hayley was on the winning team in 1992. 1994 Amanda Tatum and Tyler Savage were married on May 22, 2010 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Kathryn Bryars Pennington and her husband Jonathan welcomed their daughter Amelia Garber on July 22, 2010. Amelia joins her big brother Fin (5).
Henry Esham is currently in his second year of Dental School at UAB. He is married to Leslie Ross Esham.
Jonah Dismukes and Miranda Pate Dismukes ’01 welcomed Preston Scott Dismukes on September 13, 2010.
1995 Andy Cohen and his wife live in San Francisco where he works for Passport Capital. They have a daughter, Taylor Paige, who was born on October 17, 2009.
Camille Root Ford and Ben Ford ’95 welcomed a baby boy, Benjamin Moore on November 30, 2010. He joins big brother Tommy (5) and big sister Janie (3).
Clifton Martin and Laura Roberton were married on August 28, 2010 in Kansas City, MO. They are living in New York, NY. Jamie LeDoux and his wife Bradley have a baby boy. Henry Thomas was born on November 1, 2010. Henry joins big sister Elizabeth (5) and big brother Stephen (3). Elizabeth Daugherty Fitzpatrick and Jay Fitzpatrick welcomed Elizabeth Louise on November 5, 2010. “Lizzy” joins big brother Crawford (4). Leland Cook Klim and her husband John welcomed Philip Turner on November 8, 2010. Turner joins his big sister Eleanor (3). Elizabeth Seifert DuPree and husband Joey had a baby girl on November 23, 2010, Eleanor Frances DuPree, calling her Ellie. Ben Ford and Camille Root Ford ’96 welcomed a baby boy, Benjamin Moore on November 30, 2010. He joins big brother Tommy (5) and big sister Janie (3).
Liz Garth Ferguson and John Ferguson welcomed a baby girl, Sophia Marie on June 23, 2010. Sophie joins big sisters Blake (5) and Livy (3). 1997 Chad Brown and his wife Caroline are proud to announce the birth of their son Henry Sheffield Brown on September 4, 2010. They live in Henry Brown Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where Chad is a commercial real estate lawyer with Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC. Bradley Counts married Callie Merrill on July 10, 2010. Ryan Sheppard is an oral surgeon with Zieman and Pfeffle in Mobile. Trice Stabler and his wife Anne have a baby boy. Robert Mitchell “Mitch” was born on November 2, 2010. Paul McMullan and his wife Taralyn welcomed Emrie Lyn on July 15, 2010.
1996 John Warren Sullivan married Anna Walker on June 19, 2010. They live in New York, NY. John Frierson is attending Emory working towards his M.B.A. He is the Vice President of Coastal Bank and Trust in Destin, FL.
“What’s News” with SPS Alums
Keep in touch! Please update your information by clicking on the “Alumni Update” link of the School website: www.stpaulsmobile.net. Kelley Beville Ogburn and Paterson Ogburn welcomed Alice Harper Ogburn on January 9, 2011. 1999 Ward Muller and his wife Melissa have a baby boy. Peter Ward Muller III “Pete” was born on September 10, 2010. Sidney Rue marPete Muller ried Matthew James Bragiel on November 13, 2010. They live in Birmingham.
The Alumni Chorus performed Jazz Gloria at the first Alumni and Faculty Lessons and Carols Service Lydia Knizley Johnson has been hired as the Children’s Christian Education Coordinator at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Mobile.
Ashley Rhodes Glover and her husband Miller welcome twins. Wallace Miller Glover III and Virginia Rhodes Glover were born on April 13, 2010. They live in SaWallace and Virginia Glover vannah, GA. Lynne Miller Tatum and her husband Michael welcomed Sydney Madison on February 11, 2010. Sydney joins her big sister Katelynne (3). Stephen Roe and Natalie Setzler Roe ’00 welcomed Emory Ruth on September 28, 2010. Emory joins her big brother Bennett. Stephen Marbut and Jeni Knizley welcomed “Zeke” on August 16, 2010. He joins his big sitster Kate (3). Stephen is in his third year of medical school at USA, and Jeni recently opened her own veterinary practice, South Alabama Spay and Neuter Center located in the Springhill Plaza Shopping Center. 2000 Christopher Lomax graduated from Ole Miss Law School in December 2009 and is working in the Attorney General’s Office in Jackson, MS. He married Lauren Cannada on March 20, 2010. Jan Kemnade and his wife Staci have a baby boy. Jackson Christoph was born on June 23, 2010. They live in Texas. Natalie Setzler Roe and Stephen Roe ’99 welcomed Emory Ruth on September 28, 2010. Emory joins her big brother Bennett. Emory Roe
Emily Middleton is continuing her real estate career in Nashville, TN with the firm, French Christianson Patterson & Associates. 2002 Christina Haller Fikes and her husband have a baby boy, Connor, born on October 2, 2010.
Martha McGee Weidman and her husband Bobby welcomed William Thomas on September 14, 2010. Will joins big sister Emmalou. In addition to being a mom, Martha is co-owner of Nine Dot Arts (ninedotsarts. com), a corporate art consulting firm that helps companies tell their story through art. Sam Winter and his wife Hartley have a baby girl. Audrey Louise was born on June 8, 2010.
Tyler Kerns and his wife Amanda have a baby girl, Kennedy Ann, born on November 9, 2010. Jennifer Justice married Charles William McEwen on May 29, 2010. They live in Birmingham. Erin Killion and William Lee Cowart, Jr. were married on June 26, 2010. 2003 Sarah Slaton married John Pierce Abernethy IV on October 9, 2010. They live in Birmingham. Annalee Bailey married Bradley Christopher Hargett on June 12, 2010. They live in Tuscaloosa.
2001 Miranda Pate Dismukes and Jonah Dismukes ’96 and welcomed Preston Scott Dismukes on September 13, 2010. Anna McFadden married Adam Harris Campbell on November 20, 2010. They live in Washington, D.C. Morgan Kennedy married William Curry McEvoy on June 26, 2010. They live in Birmingham.
McRae Barnett and Davis Michael Dugger were married on June 12, 2010 in the Bahamas. They live in Tallahassee, Florida. Emily Brutkiewicz and Robert J. Arendall, Jr. ’89 were married on June 5, 2010. Allison Collins is an associate at Hand Arendall, L.L.C. in Mobile. Cathy deGruy and Bunky Kateon married on November 6, 2010. Cathy is the branch manager at the Skyline office of RBC Bank. Bunky is the project manager and accountant for Orion Industrial Services in Mobile.
“What’s News” with SPS Alums
Keep in touch! Please update your information by clicking on the “Alumni Update” link of the School website: www.stpaulsmobile.net. 2004 John Brigham won the 23rd annual Wells Fargo Senior Bowl Charity Run on November 6, 2010 with a time of 31:27. John also won this race in 2008. Jessica Tyner Rushing lives in San Francisco, CA where she performs in area theaters, musicals, plays and dance. 2005 Noel Whitehurst and Megan Patrick ’06 were married on June 2, 2010. The live in Nashville, TN. Rachael Setzler graduated Magna Cum Laude from Auburn in December 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in interior design. She is currently a design consultant with Innerspace Architectural Interiors in Mobile. 2006 Megan Patrick and Noel Whitehurst ’05 were married on June 2, 2010. The live in Nashville, TN. Kent Busby and Sydney Fagen were married on October 23, 2010. They live in Atlanta, GA. Jilly Harrison married Kevin Hollingshead on October 30, 2010. They live in Mobile. John Cox married Abbey Cecile Ankersen on June 19, 2010. They live in Auburn. Pace Petroutson graduated from Troy University in May with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. This summer she did her third internship for Congress working for Senator Jeff Sessions in Washington, D.C. She was accepted to the University of South Alabama’s graduate school and plans to earn her master’s degree in Public Administration. Holley Greene teaches Zumba at at the VIA Health, Fitness, and Enrichment Center in Mobile. 2007 Mallory Garver married Sgt. Joshua Adam Carson on August 7, 2010. They reside in Auburn and are completing their college studies.
Dusten Doggett, senior in Wireless Software Engineering at Auburn University, has been nominated for the Student Wireless Engineer of the Year Award. 2008 Margaret Babington interned for Senator Shelby in Washington, D.C. on the Senate Banking Committee in the Minority Office assisting during the conference of the financial reform Frank-Dodd Bill. Caitlin Sims is a junior at the University of Montevallo and was accepted into Omicron Delta Kappa. She is a member of Chi Omega Sorority. 2010 Patrick Myles was chosen to hold the American flag and represent the State of Alabama at the 4th of July Parade during “Beast Barracks” at West Point. He graduated from basic training August 14th and became a Plebe.
2011 school year at Auburn University where she is in the Pre-Graphic Design program. Carlyn Mothershed auditioned for and was accepted to the University of Alabama’s orchestra, the Huxford Symphony. She competed against 75 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral candidates throughout the United States as well as violinists from Suriname, South Korea, China, Romania, and Poland. Out of 75 candidates, 16 were accepted and Carlyn placed fourth overall among those accepted. Carlyn is currently a freshman in the University of Alabama’s School of Music. Her first performance with the Huxford Symphony performing with the classic rock band, Kansas, is pictured below.
Caroline Collins was granted the WadeSykes Annual Art Scholarship for the 2010-
Kudos to our Local Alumni Leaders Leadership Mobile Class of 2010 Leadership Mobile is a program to identify and develop leaders from all sectors of the Mobile community who are committed to community-building and civic service. The eight-month program is a balanced mix of seminars, retreats and group project work.
Edwin Lamberth ’87
Kelly Rhodes Warren ’94
Frank Lott ’95
John Ferguson ’96
Sam Winter ’00
Mobile Bay Monthly’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2010 Mobile Bay Monthly magazine selected 40 of the best and brightest community volunteers and leaders under 40 years old from nominations received Fall 2010. St. Paul’s was well represented with six graduates receiving this award. Pictured below at the Awards Ceremony with Victor Helming are (l-r): Guy Helmsing ’92, John Ferguson ’96, Frank Lott ’95, Hallie Hollingsworth Croom ’91, Matt Green ’92, and Ben Ford ’95.
COMING 2010 Government Association and the Parent Council planned an exciting T heweekStudent of Homecoming Festivities for the Saints. The Carnival was held on Quig-
ley Field with a cook-out provided by parents Bill Waechter, Bill Goodloe ’89, and Forrest Long. Saints Cheerleaders, Marching Saints, and Football players led the school-wide spirit parade to the pep rally. More than 300 Alumni returned to St. Paul’s for the Athletic Hall of Fame Inductions, tailgating, Kokes Kids and Krispy Kreme, and Reunion parties. Alumni from the Class of 2000 Inductees into the Athletic Hall of Fame are pictured with Athletic Director Coach Gerry Strang: (l-r) Marshall Wood, Thomas Wells, Avril Walker Drummond, Glenn Smith, Tiger Jones, Les’Lee Gilberry, Prentiss Lawson, Anne Dawson, Elizabeth Burch, Jennifer Bibber (daughter of Ann Legros Rambeau ’77 who is also a member of the Athletic Hall of Fame), and Jessica Baldwin. Not pictured: Candice Collins, Matt Deaton, Rolfe Harper, Kate Holmes, Meena Kannan, Dresh Krause, Jonathan Lindsey, Colin Quina, Virginia Radcliff, and Erin Whidden.
Pictured clockwise opposite page: Little Saints cheered for the football players at the Homecoming Parade; the Saints won against the Citronelle Wildcats 42-6 and finished the season as the 5A Region Champions; Senior Margaret Harkness was crowned the 2010 Homecoming Queen by 2009 Queen Bennett Elcan, daughter of Jamie Mostellar Elcan ’81; Sarah Jeffries, daughter of Treesie Greer Jeffries ’85 and John Jeffries ’85, pictured with Meryl Patrick, daughter of Martin Patrick ’94 at the Little Saints Cheer Camp; Senior Bradley Bigler was crowned “Mr. Halo” and runners-up were Kerry O’Connor, son of Laura Mostellar O’Connor ’78, Ross Walker, and (not pictured) Sonny Radcliff, son of Julie Mostellar Minto ’84; Headmaster Marty Lester and Joshua Crumb in the Saints Shuttle to the Lower School Campus; Mary Ross Olander, daughter of Lee Olander ’93, Layton Long, and Laura Harrison, daughter of Elizabeth Long Harrison ’89 were all smiles at the carnival; Cheerleaders and Marching Saints leading the parade; and Kara Frazer tailgaiting with Future Saint Danner Frazer, son of Ross Frazer ’93. Reunion pictures top to bottom: Class of 1990 - Casey Wright Horn, Emilie Wallace Winsor, Laura Teague Dix, Shannon Harrison Huber, Mindy Brown Rice, Mary Curtis Williams Trbovich meet former teachers and tour the campus at Kokes Kids and Krispy Kreme in Saints’ Square; Catherine Woodall Ellis with daughter Adelaide tailgaiting before the Homecoming game; Billy McLeod, Leslie Gruenwald Baggett, Parrish Lawler at the OK Bicycle Shop for their reunion party. Class of 1995 - Jonathan Keith and his daughter Anna; Todd Meadows, Meredith McMullan Meadows, Elizabeth Day Lehrter, Kristen Taylor Ashworth in Saints’ Square; Bill Zundel, Buff Walker Teaque, Jay Fitzpatrick, and Jay Stubbs at the Wine Loft for their reunion party. Class of 2000 - Maribeth Roberts Dennis (married to Daniel Dennis ’98) and her son Asa at Kokes, Kids, and Krispy Kreme. The Class of 2000 held their reunion party at the Mobile Yacht Club.
2011 Reunions for Classes ending in 1 and 6. Call the Alumni Office at 251-380-0408 ext. 24 if you want to help with your reunion!
Alumni Council and Events Message From Your Alumni Council Chair Happy New Year! Your Alumni Council had a very busy fall, and we look forward to seeing you at the events in the coming months. We want to thank our former Development Director, Mrs. Sage Morrissette Bolt ’75, who was instrumental in implementing many Alumni events including forming the Alumni Council. We wish Sage the best of luck with her future endeavors and welcome her to our Alumni gatherings. Our fall events include: • Alumni Legacy Night - Alumni and their children gathered in the renovated SAINTS Café for a seafood dinner. Jody Powell and friends provided the music and there was dancing and activities among the legacies. • Wine Tasting - A special thanks to Trent McGuire Bullis ’78 for hosting the successful event at the Robertson Gallery. More than 75 Alumni and their spouses enjoyed delicious wines provided by Mike Gibson of Red or White and hors d’oeuvres by Lucy Greer ’05 and Greer’s Market. Forbes Sirmon ’04 added to the event with his musical talent. • Young Alumni Open House - For the second year, the Alumni Office hosted Alumni in college back to St. Paul’s before Christmas break. Alumni return to see former teachers and classmates. This year they were especially excited to see the renovated cafeteria. • Lessons and Carols and Christmas Party - Every year Faculty and Staff participate in Lessons and Carols Service at St. Paul’s Chapel and then celebrate the season with a party. This year, the Advancement Office invited all local Alumni to attend. Lessons and Carols, held at St. Paul’s Church, featured a group of Alumni Chorus singing Jazz Gloria, and Wanda Sigler, Jody Powell, and Leigh Ann Collins singing, Gesu Bambino. Alumni Catherine McPhillips ’04 and Elizabeth LaGrave ’97 served as readers during the Service, and Joseph Powell ’09 played the trumpet. The festivities continued at the Robertson Gallery where good cheer was had by all. In addition to these events, Alumni assist with the St. Paul’s Youth Judicial Team, speak on campus to many student clubs and classes, and help with Community Service projects. I look forward to seeing you all at our Spring events - Saints Art Walk Live and Silent Auction, Alumni Night at Little Shop of Horrors, and the Annual Alumni Luncheon on campus. Don’t forget to nominate a classmate or friend for the Distinguished Alumni Award. Nomination forms are located on the Alumni website. As always, I welcome an suggestions or ideas you may have! Warmest Regards,
Kathy Latham Walton ’75 Pictured right: Alumni Legacy Night - Sandy Santoli with his grandaughter Corinne du Mont, son Justin du Mont ’99, and baby Natalie; Anne Thompson Clement ’97 pictured with Future Saint, Thompson; Kathleen Cobb Kaufman ’87 with Mackie and Gates; Mary Catherine Carlton Law ’96 with daughter Virginia. Wine Tasting - Ashley Gay ’06 and Ann Marie Russell ’06; Trent McGuire Bullis ’78, Amanda Crawford Dexter ’80, and Eliska Pickett Morgan ’80. Taylor Wallace ’08, Mrs. Julie Albrecht, and Hunter Wallace ’09 pictured at the Young Alumni Open House at Christmas. Mary Kate Murphy ’05, Randall Copeland ’05, Katherine Waters ’05, Alan Bartoli ’05, Richard Crump ’05, and Chris Meigs ’04.
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Blessing and Dedication of the Jim Tate Field House
Hundreds of Coach Tate’s former and current athletes, their parents, his family and friends participated in the Blessing and Dedication of the Jim Tate Field House. Pictured above are Brad Forward ’95 and Tom Wood ’94, both former runners and followed in Coach Tate’s footsteps by attending The Citadel. Lydia Knizley Johnson ’01 delivered an emotional speech praising her memories of being a part of Coach Tate’s program. Leanne Hannan Hanes ’99 and Leigh Richardson Hurley ’98 presented Coach Tate with a scrapbook and a Eugenia Foster painting from his former runners. The Field House showcases the 83 state championship trophies won by Coach Tate’s teams, and serves as a training facility with lockers and showers for the athletes.
alumni night • april 5th
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Inductees into the Saints Hall of Honor Ms. Lynn Ucci and Mrs. Margaret Turk Odom were inducted into the Saints Hall of Honor at the Annual Lessons and Carols Service. Lynn came to St. Paul’s in 1988 and moved to Atlanta in 2007. She served St. Paul’s in the capacities of faculty member, Lower School Director, and Guidance Counselor. Margaret began teaching at St. Paul’s in 1967, and retired in 2002. Mrs. Molly Wagner introduced Mrs. Odom saying, “...Most of all, Margaret loved St. Paul’s. She wanted to make the school and her students the best that they could be and her actions reflected the Christian ideals of the school prayer, ‘patient with each other’s faults; mindful of each other’s needs; gentle in words and helpful in deeds.’ We who now teach at St. Paul’s are indebted to Margaret and those like her who helped forge and mold the school that we are today. We honor you, Margaret, for your dedication and your exemplary service.” Pictured below are left: Kathy Miller ’74, daughter Maggie Fleming ’10, Patti Norris, Margaret Turk Odom, Katie Norris ’09, Chelsea Harris ’09, and Lori Harris. Right: Lynn Ucci accepts her honor and thanks the St. Paul’s Family for their support and encouragement.
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SAVE THE DATE
Saints’ Night Out 2011
March 31, 2011 Space 301 Gallery 6:30 p.m. Silent Auction • Live Auction Student Art • Alumni Art Great Food • Entertainment
St. Paul’s Parents, Alumni, Grandparents, Faculty, Administration, and Staff are invited to our largest event fundraiser of the year! For more information or to make reservations, please visit the Artwalk link on the website. Logo artwork created by St. Paul’s students
March 31, 2011 • Space 301 Gallery • 6:30 p.m.
Published on Feb 8, 2011