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Pat Nally ’08, Matt Mihalik ’08, Chuck Wepler and Colin Ray ’08 after watching Matt play in a football game for University of Virginia

Adam Shemory ’08

2008

2009

During her four-month internship at the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Washington, DC, TRUDY ANDRZEJEWSKI wrote the lead article “Building Entrepreneurs and Excitement with Pop Ups” for their Main Street Now publication . . . In his free time while studying abroad for the semester at Bond University located on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia, ADAM SHEMORY enjoys sailing at the Great Barrier Reef, scuba diving and snorkeling.

NOELLE NEIHEISER has launched her own makeup line “RAW by Noelle Marie.” The products are all natural; check out her youtube video at youtube.com/watch?v=IOEsGFnF8dU.

2011 CAMERON CARMEN, a freshman majoring in political science, was named to the dean’s list for fall semester at the University of Mount Union in Alliance, OH . . . Congratulations to JENNA KLEIN and the MIT Men’s Ice Hockey team on winning their second straight

Northeast Collegiate Hockey Association (NECHA) Championship in the American Conference finals with an overtime victory. Jenna plays goalie for the men’s team and gave an outstanding performance throughout the game, which was tied 3-3 at the end of regulation. With the game in sudden death overtime, there was a great deal of pressure on her. She did her part to protect the net and her teammates did their part, scoring a goal for the Engineers just two minutes into overtime and securing the victory.

MATT WEISMAN ’05 T

o Matt Weisman ’05 the motto “A Few Good Men” is more than a movie title or recruiting slogan especially since he joined the U.S. Marine Corps in October and is attending Officer Candidate School in Quantico, Va. “The Marines say, ‘The few and the proud,’” Weisman notes. “My core values coincide with theirs,” he says. “I wanted to be with the best of the best and to help out.” The former co-captain of Gilmour’s Varsity Football team was an assistant coach of the Lancers for the 2009 season. After graduating from GA, he earned a bachelor of arts in politics and government from Ohio Wesleyan University. “Gilmour promoted working well with others on the playing field and in the classroom and we were required to do community service,” he says. “This correlates with doing public service in the Marines.” During training, Weisman will test his leadership abilities, taking orders from officers then translating and communicating them to soldiers below his rank. He also will be tested on how he handles pressure and behaves in the field when facing obstacles. Although his grandfather, Fred Weisman, who served in World War II, and his father, Mitchell, wanted him to pursue a law career and join the family criminal defense law firm, Matt Weisman had his heart set on the military. “I knew I would regret not joining the military now,” he says. The Weisman

family is supportive of Matt’s decision. Sisters Megan ’06, an associate for PricewaterhouseCoopers in New York City, and Molly ’09, a junior at The Ohio State University, are onboard too. Weisman says, “My parents were nervous, but they realize how passionate I am about doing this and have supported me.” Gilmour classmate and football teammate Jacob Kaweck, who graduated from the Citadel Megan ’06, Matt ’05 and and is a Marine, also has helped Weisman Molly ’09 Weisman negotiate the prep work to join the Marines. Weisman will not know where he will be stationed until he completes his training and becomes a second lieutenant, but he wants to be an infantry officer. His official commitment to the Marines is four years of active duty. Down the road, he has considered coaching football as a career. In the meantime, he subscribes to advice from national syndicated columnist Harvey Mackay. “Find something that you love to do and you’ll never have to work in your life.”

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Gilmour Academy Magazine Spring/Summer 2012  

Gilmour Academy Magazine Spring/Summer 2012

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