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Semester H E B R O N

FALL 2004

A C A D E M Y

Third Century Celebration


Former teacher and pastor Bob Crist.

Senator Mitchell and Deacon Barrows.

Coach Curtis and Je Won Hong ’07.

Friends Old and New Forbes MacVane ’78 and his father Bill MacVane ’33.

“Hebron Women Since 1972” panelists Laurie Huntress ’90, Karen Holler ’79, Nancy Briggs Marshall ’78 and Kirsten Ness ’98.

Former headmaster David Rice and Mary Gallant Bley ’72.

Sam Whitney ’06 (center) stands in for her father Jim ’71 with his classmates Harvey Lipman, Rick Rigazio, Scott Wilson, Lee Sawyer and Steve Pollard.

Road race winners Dan Thayer ’76 (2nd) Gino Valeriani (1st) and Brian Cloherty ’79 (3rd). The top three women’s finishers were Cynthia Reedy, Shayna Magur ’03 and Randi Shol.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Newcomb, a.k.a. Hannibal and Mrs. Hamlin.


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A C A D E M Y

www.hebronacademy.org

Fall 2004

features departments The Academy news, athletics, philanthropy, and more

Alumni et Alumnae notes, new arrivals, weddings, obituaries

Hebroniana profit and loss

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Turning 200 celebrating our past, present and future

Hebron History at a Glance a special commemorative section

Campus Master Plan making rooms

Celebrating 200 years of inspiring and guiding students to reach their highest potential in mind, body and spirit.


the academy Editor’s Note ll of us at Hebron have spent the last year celebrating the history and traditions of our school. In February 2004 we threw ourselves a campus birthday party to mark the 200th anniversary of the granting of our charter. We took our show on the road to events in Washington, Chicago, Denver, New York, Boston, Portland and Hamburg, Germany. And in October we gathered at the heart of our campus to mark the beginning of our third century together. It has been a remarkable time. A time to pause and think about our history, our place in it, and our plans for the future. As we wind down our celebratory year, we hope to see you either here in Hebron or perhaps in your hometown. In preparing this special “bicentennial number” of the Semester, we spent a lot of time in the Bell-Lipman Archives, poring over all manner of photographs and ephemera. The old issues of the Semester were particularly valuable resources, and in honor of those bygone editors, we have renamed two sections of the magazine. The campus news pages return to their 1950s name: “The Academy;” class notes are now titled “Alumni et Alumnae” as they were in the Semester’s earliest years.

Jennifer F. Adams, Editor jadams@hebronacademy.org

ON THE COVER

Junior class president Monét FournierBrazier displays her Hebron spirit at the Third Century Celebration, October 9, 2004. Photo by Dennis Griggs. The Semester is published twice each year by Hebron Academy, PO Box 309, Hebron ME 04238. 207-966-2100. Issue No. 194 MISSION

The Semester magazine’s mission is to continue the Hebron family’s intellectual and emotional engagement with the Academy by conveying news, preserving the heritage and memories of the school and chronicling the accomplishments of its alumni/ae, faculty and students. EDITOR

Jennifer F. Adams E D I T O R I A L A S S I S TA N C E

upcoming events Forget the red and blue states— we’re coloring them green! WINTER Young Alumni/ae Potluck Alumni/ae Hockey Game E A R LY S P R I N G Chicago, Illinois Denver, Colorado Seattle, Washington San Francisco, California

FOR MORE I N F O R M AT I O N Call or email Beverly Roy at 207-966-2100, ext. 266; broy@hebronacademy.org.

L AT E S P R I N G New York City Boston, Massachusetts Portland, Maine Parents’ Association Auction SUMMER Alumni/ae Golf Tournament

Brian M. Cheek Kristin Cheek Robert M. Caldwell Leslie A. Guenther Sarah L. Hulbert Beverly B. Leyden Beverly J. Roy David W. Stonebraker PHOTOGRAPHY

Jennifer F. Adams William B. Chase Skip Churchill, Churchill Photography Dennis and Diana Griggs, Tannery Hill Studios, Inc. and friends Hebron Academy reaffirms its longstanding policy of nondiscriminatory admission of students on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, ancestry, national origin, physical or mental disability, or sexual orientation. We do not discriminate in the administration of our educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs and athletic or other school-administered programs. Hebron Academy is an equal opportunity employer. © 2004 by Hebron Academy.

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hat does it mean that our school is 200 years old? I believe that being one of the oldest boarding schools in the nation, founded even before Maine became a state, bears significant benefits and significant responsibilities for us all. The benefits are numerous: we have a strong and enduring foundation that has helped our school to survive and thrive in hard times and good; we stand today on the shoulders of determined and visionary leaders who have built that foundation; we have the support and strength of many, many, friendships; and the accumulated wisdom and tradition of two centuries as an independent school. The responsibilities are challenging and will continue to test our strength each year. We must carry out the school’s bold mission; we must keep the essence, the character and the values of the school intact; and we must be sure to revere the past even as we move forward with a focus on the future. As Maine Governor Albion Parris said at the Academy’s semi-centennial, 150 years ago, those who came before us “left a legacy to us which we are bound to transmit unimpaired to those who shall come after us.” From Hebron’s beginning, headmasters, teachers and staff, trustees, students, parents, alumni, and friends have been committed, hardworking, and honorable. What is it about this place that inspires such passion, such loyalty, and dedication from so many? Hebron is transformational—a place where young people arrive uncertain of their abilities or not knowing what special talents they might have. Hebron is a place where, with the encouragement of others, they discover something about themselves. Hebron is also a home—where we remember so many triumphs, struggles, and friendships; where many children are born and so many are raised, coached, and taken under the thoughtful wings of advisors and mentors, teachers, even colleagues, and fellow learners. Hebron Academy is a noble endeavor. Former headmaster William Sargent once said, “Every noble life leaves the fibre of itself interwoven in the work of the world.” He could have been speaking about Hebron Academy today—everyone who has loved, worked hard for, and been involved in our Academy has become a lasting part of it. So it is not the just place that inspires that passion and loyalty, it is the people, their ideas, their work, and the way they live their lives—from those who founded our Academy 200 years ago, to the teachers, students, and staff who have defined Hebron Academy over generations, to those who stand next to you today. At Hebron we strive to be an inspiration and a guide for every student to achieve his or her individual best. I also believe that we all each of us, are responsible for guiding and inspiring one another in our effort to see that our school succeeds. Together, I know that we hold the best interests of the Academy in our hearts. Ultimately, the best way to pay tribute to the past and to show our gratitude to those who helped the Academy or who, perhaps, made a difference for one or another of us personally, is to focus on the future, our third century. We say thank you to all those who have sustained our school in the past, and now we must recognize that Hebron Academy’s future rests on our shoulders, in our hearts, and in our minds. That future is bright, and we have much to celebrate together! John J. King, Head of School Hebron Academy Semester • Fall 2004 • 3


the academy Be a Proud Hebronian! Tell them you’re from Hebron Academy! We all know where George W. Bush and John Kerry went to high school. What about you? Are you… • Writing your professional biography? • Being interviewed by your local paper? • Sending out a press release about your business? In September, Channel 6 reporter Bill Green visited campus to do a piece on our outdoor education program. Mr. Green is seen here discussing the finer points of fuel stove cooking with Brad Mann ’05. The segment aired on the local news and also on “Bill Green’s Maine.”

In September, Head of School John King accepted a MAISAD sportsmanship award banner on behalf of Hebron Academy’s spring athletic teams. Each MAISAD school rates the other after each contest; the results are tabulated and the top three schools are awarded banners at the end of the season. “The MAISAD league is committed to sportsmanship and this is something we try to value league-wide.” said Hebron athletic director Leslie Guenther. Categories include conduct of players towards officials and the opposing team and coaches; conduct of coaches toward officials and the opposing team and coaches; conduct of coach toward her own team; overall conduct of students and fans; and overall cooperation of the school. The schools in the MAISAD league are Bridgton, Gould, Hyde, Kents Hill, Hebron, Elan, Carrabasset Valley Academy, and North Yarmouth Academy.

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Student Commended by National Merit Elizabeth Cole ’05 was recently named a Commended Student in the 2005 National Merit Scholarship Program. She will receive a Letter of Commendation from Hebron and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation

Don't forget to mention Hebron Academy!

(NMSC), which conducts the program. Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than one million students who took the 2003 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Elizabeth is a proctor and is taking advanced placement courses this year. She is also an accomplished actress and has had roles in many Hebron productions as well as community productions. She directed two one-act plays last spring and helped design and build the sets for “Grease.” She is the daughter of Joanne and John Cole of New Gloucester.

Left: Elizabeth Cole ’05 portrayed Nellie Day 1887 in one of a series of historical vignettes presented at Homecoming.


the academy Coming soon… The Hebron Players present

Seniors Participate in Leadership Decisions Institute

Hebron seniors Simon Parent and Greg Cox get assistance from LDI instructor David Nichols as they launch an "Egg-O-Pault" at the Leadership Decisions Institute at Camp Kieve.

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he timeless saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable. Joseph is a boy blessed with prophetic dreams, and his father’s favorite son. When he is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and taken to Egypt, he endures a series of adventures in which his spirit and humanity are continually challenged. Eventually his brothers unknowingly find themselves groveling at the feet of the brother they betrayed. After testing their integrity, Joseph reveals himself, leading to a heartfelt reconciliation of the sons of Israel.

Friday, February 25 Saturday, February 26 Androscoggin Theater at Sargent Gymnasium Want to help out with costumes, sets or other donations? Call or e-mail director Julie Middleton at 207-966-2100 ext. 228; jmiddleton@hebronacademy.org

In September, Hebron’s senior class participated in the Leadership Decisions Institute (LDI), an experiential learning program offered by Camp Kieve in Nobleboro, Maine. LDI instructors led activities and small group discussions on such topics such as communication skills, leadership, relationships, and problem solving. Dean of Students Jamie Roche ’95 and class advisors Jeanine Eschenbach and Andy Stephenson ’96 accompanied

the students to the training, which was carried out as part of the Academy’s residential life program. “We’re very pleased with the instructors at LDI and the way that they tailored the program specifically for our students,” said Mr. Roche. “Our hope is that students will understand that they can each make a difference at the school and that they will apply their experiences with Kieve to their lives at Hebron.”

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the academy Fall Sports Hebron’s scores are listed first

Cross Country

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hat a wonderful sports season fall 2004 proved to be! The weather couldn’t have been better, and not a single athletic contest needed to be rescheduled, a first in recent years. Golf made its comeback as a team sport at Hebron after a twenty five-year hiatus, and the team missed winning the maisad championship by only one point. For the first time, a mountain bike team shared the trails with our cross-country runners, and both teams had their share of success. Other successes abounded as well; both the JV boys’ and girls’ soccer teams earned maisad championship titles; football had its best season in recent years, finishing 5–2–1; and field hockey made it to the finals of the maisad tournament for the first time since 1995 (losing by a goal to Kents Hill in a very closely contested championship game). The girls’ varsity soccer team was the first of the maisad schools during the season to defeat a previously undefeated Kents Hill team; the two teams faced off in the first round of the maisad tournament, and though Kents Hill would win the game by a goal, it took two overtime periods and penalty kicks for them to do so. The boys’ varsity soccer team advanced to the maisad finals after an overtime win in their semi-final game against Gould before falling short in the championship game against a skilled Hyde School squad on a cold and blustery November afternoon.

9/25 10/2 10/9 10/16 10/23 10/30 11/3 11/13

Hyde Elan Hebron Gould Kents Hill Hebron MAISADS at UMA New Englands

Field Hockey 9/18 9/24 9/29 10/2 10/9 10/15 10/16 10/20 10/23 10/27 10/30 11/5

Brewster Jamboree Brewster 0 Gould 2 Kents Hill 1 Gould (OT) 0 Waynflete 4 Kents Hill 1 Tilton 5 Holderness 0 Tilton (OT) 0 Kents Hill 0 MAISAD semis vs. Gould 2 11/10 MAISAD finals vs. Kents Hill 2

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Mountain Biking

Football 9/18 9/26 10/2 10/9 10/16 10/23 10/30 11/6 11/13

Scrim. w/KHS & Hyde PCD 34 Proctor 27 Hyde CT 36 Tilton 20 Holderness 7 Hyde ME 49 Kents Hill 42 League Playoff P’mouth Abbey 14

QB Zack Cavanaugh ’05 helped lead the football team to a 5–2–1 season.

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9/25 Camden meet 10/2 Camden meet 10/9 CVA meet 10/16 Gould meet 10/23 Kents Hill meet 10/30 MAISAD Championship Congratulations to Kirk Turner ’07, who was the overall MAISAD champ for the season!

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Boys Varsity Soccer Golf 9/22 Kents Hill/Gould 3 KHS 9, GA 6 9/29 Gould 6 0 10/6 Kents Hill 2 4 10/13 Gould / Kents Hill 3rd 10/20 Bridgton 3rd 10/22 Kents Hill cancelled 10/27 MAISADs 2nd Hebron Academy hosted the MAISAD championship at the Martindale Country Club and came up just one stroke short of winning the MAISAD crown in their first year as a team.

Sarah Irish ’07 puts everything she’s got into another booming kick for the girls’ JV soccer team.

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9/18 9/25 10/1 10/2 10/9 10/15 10/16 10/20 10/21 10/23 10/29 10/30 11/3 11/10

Brewster Jamboree Gould 5 1 Richmond 4 2 Kents Hill 4 1 Brewster 0 2 Stanstead Coll. 1 0 Hyde 1 2 Tilton 2 2 Richmond cancelled Gould 2 1 Hyde 0 0 Kents Hill 2 1 Bridgton MAISAD semis vs. Gould 2 1 11/13 MAISAD finals vs. Hyde 1 4 Greg Cox ’05 was chosen for the New England All-Star game on November 21.


Girls Varsity Soccer 9/18 9/22 9/25 9/29 10/1 10/6 10/9 10/16 10/20 10/21 10/23 10/27 10/30 11/3 11/10

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Tilton Jamboree Hyde 4 2 CVA 6 0 Bates “B” 1 8 Richmond 1 6 CVA 4 4 Gould 2 6 Hyde 3 4 New Hampton 2 6 Richmond cancelled Kents Hill 1 3 Gould 2 2 Kents Hill 2 1 Brewster 0 4 MAISAD semis vs. Kents Hill L Tied up at 2–2 after two overtime periods; Kents Hill won 3-1 on penalty kicks

Boys JV Soccer 9/25 9/27 9/29 10/2 10/6 10/9 10/16 10/20 10/22 10/23 10/23 10/27 10/30 11/3

Carrabassett Valley 0 3 Waynflete (2 OT) 2 2 Richmond 4 5 Kents Hill 5 5 Richmond cancelled Gould 4 1 Hyde 2 0 Carrabassett Valley 1 2 Berwick 1 3 Gould ”Thirds” 2 3 Gould 5 2 Hyde 5 0 Kents Hill 3 2 MAISAD semis @ higher seed (OT) 3 1 11/5 MAISAD finals vs. Kents Hill 2 1 Congratulations to the boys on their second consecutive MAISAD title!

Girls JV Soccer 9/22 9/24 9/27 9/29 10/2 10/6 10/9 10/15 10/16 10/19 10/23 10/30 11/3

Hyde 5 0 Buckfield 4 0 Waynflete 0 3 Richmond 0 1 NYA 1 4 Richmond cancelled Gould 1 0 Buckfield 1 0 Hyde 1 0 Waynflete 0 1 Gould 1 3 Kents Hill cancelled MAISAD semis @ higher seed bye 11/5 MAISAD finals vs. Gould 1 0 Congratulations to the girls on their second consecutive MAISAD title!

Boys’ JV Hockey

Boys’ Varsity Basketball 12/1 Tilton 4:00 A 12/3 Richmond 5:00 A 12/4 Nbls & Grngh 4:00 H 12/8 Pingree 3:30 A 1/7 St. Mark’s 4:45 A 1/8 Kents Hill 2:00 A 1/12 New Hampton 4:45 H 1/15 Gould 2:00 A 1/19 Brewster 3:30 H 1/20 Elan 5:00 H 1/22 Hyde 3:00 A 1/26 Kents Hill 4:00 H 1/28 Berwick 5:30 A 1/29 Exeter 2:00 A 2/2 Brewster 4:00 A 2/12 KUA @ Tilton 3:30 A 2/16 Gould 3:00 H 2/18 BBN TBA A 2/19 Middlesex 2:00 A 2/23 Hyde 3:00 H 3/2, 3/5, 3/6 NEPSAC Tourney

Girls’ Varsity Basketball 12/10 12/11 1/7 1/8 1/12 1/15 1/18 1/20 1/22 1/25 1/29 2/1 2/3 2/15

Gould Kents Hill Kents Hill Pine Tree Elan Proctor Seacoast Elan Hyde Pine Tree Gould Seacoast Hyde MPA prelims

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Boys’ JV Basketball 12/3 12/6 1/8 1/12 1/20 1/22 1/26 1/28 2/1 2/9 2/14

Richmond NYA Kents Hill Elan Elan Hyde Kents Hill Berwick Pine Tree Hyde Pine Tree

11/28 Holderness Jam. 12:00 A 12/1 Hoosac @Proctor 4:30 A 12/4 Worcester 6:00 A 12/10 Bridgton 7:15 H 12/17 St. Mark’s Tourn. TBA A 12/18 St. Mark’s Tourn. TBA A 12/30 BBN Tourney TBA A 12/31 BBN Tourney TBA A 1/7 Proctor 4:30 A 1/12 Middlesex 4:45 A 1/15 Brewster 1:00 H 1/17 Kents Hill 4:00 A 1/19 Pingree 4:30 A 1/22 New Hampton 5:30 H 1/26 Belmont Hill 4:30 A 1/28 Berwick 5:00 A 1/31 NYA 5:00 H 2/3 Kents Hill 6:00 H 2/11 NYA 4:00 A 2/12 Brewster 5:15 A 2/16 New Hampton 4:00 A 2/19 Proctor 4:00 H 2/20 Hoosac 11:00 H 2/23 Bridgton 3:30 A 2/26 Pingree 3:00 H 3/2, 3/5, 3/6 NEPSAC Tourney

Girls’ Varsity Hockey 12/1 Exeter 3:30 H 12/4 Dover U-16 1:00 H 12/8 Governor Dummer 3:30 A 12/11 Gunnery 4:30 H 12/13 NYA 4:00 H 12/17 St. George’s Trn. TBA A 12/18 St. George’s Trn. TBA A 1/8 KUA@Holderness 5:30 A 1/9 NAHA 12:00 H 1/12 Kents Hill 3:00 H 1/15 Brewster 5:15 A 1/21 St. Mark’s 4:45 A 1/22 Proctor 3:30 H 1/26 New Hampton 4:00 A 2/2 Holderness 5:45 A 2/4 Middlesex 4:30 A 2/9 NYA 4:30 A 2/12 Brewster 3:30 H 2/14 Kents Hill 4:30 A 2/16 Proctor 4:00 A 2/18 Dover U-16 7:00 H 2/23 Exeter 3:30 A 2/26 Kngswd-Oxfrd TBA A 3/2, 3/5, 3/6 NEPSAC Tourney

12/4 12/8 12/10 12/11 1/7 1/12 1/15 1/19 1/26 1/29 2/2 2/9 2/10 2/14 2/16

St. Dom’s Kents Hill Lewiston Falmouth Patriotic Knights Oxford Hills Proctor Patriotic Knights Oxford Hills Brewster St. Dom’s Brewster Lewiston Berlin Kents Hill

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GS @ Sunday River 2:00 GS @ Black Mt. 3:00 SL @ Black Mt. 3:00 SL @ Lost Valley 4:00 SL @ Sunday River 2:00 GS @ Shawnee Pk 5:00 SL @ Lost Valley 4:00 SL @ Shawnee Pk 5:00 C’ship @ Shawnee 9:30

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Snowboarding 1/12 1/19 1/26 2/4 2/11 2/18

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Swimming 12/3 1/7 1/28 2/2 2/21 2/22

Relay Carnival Lewiston NYA NYA/Hyde MPA state meet MPA state meet

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the academy How a Gift of Stock Helps You and Hebron Academy Support Students and Faculty with Gifts of Appreciated Stock Do you have stock that you have owned for more than one year that has appreciated since you purchased it? Save on the capital gains tax you would owe if you sold it yourself by donating the stock to Hebron Academy. And since the school is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, you will be entitled to an income tax deduction for the full current market value of your gift, to the extent allowed by law. For more information please call the Office of Gift of Cash Advancement and $1000 External Relations at 207-966-2100 ext. 284.

The example shown here assumes the donor is in the 35% tax bracket and makes a $1000 gift.

Initial Investment $500

Appreciated Stock $1000

Gift of Cash from Sale of Stock $1000

Gift of Stock $1000

Charitable Deduction $1000

Charitable Deduction $1000

Charitable Deduction $1000

(Tax Savings: $350)

(Tax Savings: $350)

(Tax Savings: $350)

Capital Gains Tax of $75

Avoid capital gains tax

(15% of $500) By making a gift of stock you can: • Make a lower initial cash outlay • Take the full deduction for the face value of your stock • Avoid capital gains tax

True Cost of Gift $650

True Cost of Gift $225

True Cost of Gift $150

For questions about giving securities, please consult your financial advisor.

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Turning 200 On October 8 and 9, 2004, several hundred alumni/ae, students, faculty and friends gathered on campus for a festive weekend that included an address by Senator George J. Mitchell, a performance by Maine humorist Tim Sample ’69, historical reenactments, hot air balloon rides, athletic contests and other activities.

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he weekend opened with school founder Deacon William Barrows (portrayed by professional actor and storyteller Jeremiah Fleming) delivering a stirring address to students gathered for morning meeting. Later, Mr. Fleming recreated the powerful speech Barrows gave in 1819 to save the school from being moved to Paris after the Academy building burned. Mr. Fleming spoke in the same room of Deacon Barrows’ former home where the trustees met 185 years ago. In another performance, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Newcomb portrayed Hannibal Hamlin and his wife. An alumnus of Hebron, Hannibal Hamlin was Abraham Lincoln’s first vice president, a senator from Maine, an attorney and president of the Colby College board. The Newcombs shared their knowledge of the Hamlins’ contributions to Maine. Other morning panels included a presentation about Maine architect John Calvin Stevens, who designed many of Hebron’s buildings, such as the School Building, Sturtevant Home and Allen House. Local historians Ben Conant and Bowman Sturtevant gave presentations on the history of Oxford County and the town. Nancy Briggs Marshall ’78, Karen Holler ’79, Laurie Huntress ’90 and Kirsten Ness ’98 talked about women at Hebron after 1972, and two alumnae from the early ’20s participated by letter and conference call in a discussion of women at Hebron before 1922. Hebron faculty got into the act as well. Arts department chair Forest Perkins ’55, a

With the help of a volunteer from the Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, Elise Berry ’11 and Tiffany Levesque ’11 make butter the old fashioned way. The Norlands display was part of many historical activities on Friday, October 8.

lifelong resident of Hebron, gave a walking tour of campus; English teacher and archivist David Stonebraker talked about school history; and science teacher Gino Valeriani discussed alumni/ae contributions to various scientific fields. In the afternoon, students became the presenters and entertainers, as they acted, sang, and danced through a series of historical vignettes. Elizabeth Cole ’05 portrayed Nellie Day from the class of 1887. Elizabeth

prepared the performance after studying Nellie’s 120-year-old senior year diary. The Middle School put together a “history fair” complete with displays about various aspects of Hebron history and a comprehensive timeline of Academy events.

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Hebron legends. Deacon Barrows talked with students at Old Brick, his home (above). Vice President Hannibal Hamlin addressed the whole school in the church (below). Assistant Head of School Jack Leyden kept track of who was where throughout the morning.

Eleanor Davy Allen Receives Distinguished Service Award

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y sister, Connie, my brother, Peter, and I are honored to be accepting this award for our mother, Eleanor Davy Allen, at Hebron’s Bicentennial. We wish our mother could be here to receive such special recognition-to be in this room tonight with all of you. She would have accepted it with great pleasure and would have been very touched. On the occasion of Eleanor Allen’s honorary induction into the Academy Board of Trustees a number of years ago, our family was very moved by Payson Perkins’ personal testimony as to our mother’s warmth when he arrived at Hebron as a freshman. He had just lost his own mother, and our mother Payson referred to was a very wonderful surrogate to him and many Hebron boys facing the regimen of prep school life. As my father said in his Harvard University 50th Anniversary Report, he was most fortunate to have chosen Eleanor Davy of Winchester, Massachusetts, to be his bride in 1933. With our father putting in such long days and late evenings seven days a week when school was in session for many years, our mother was left alone to raise three children, entertain many dignitaries, and preside over many social functions and duties. The two of them made a great team, but our father could not have done it without our mother. Thank you.

Remarks delivered by Jane Allen Smith for her mother on behalf of her sister, Constance A. Eastburn; her brother, Peter Allen; Eleanor’s great-granddaughter and namesake, Eleanor Davy MacEwan, and other family members.

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Academy Recognizes Special Contributions to the School

n Friday evening, Hebron Academy awarded Senator George J. Mitchell an honorary diploma to recognize his ongoing commitment to education. Since 1995, the Senator George J. Mitchell Scholarship Research Institute has awarded nearly $4 million in scholarships to 1,000 Maine students for higher education. In his address, Senator Mitchell referred to the Academy’s mission, and told students that they would achieve their individual potential through a lifelong commitment to a “noble objective larger than your self-interest” and encouraged students to “leave room for service to others—it is in that service that you will find fulfillment.” He said he considers his own work to create opportunities for young Mainers to attend college, “the most important thing in my life, aside from my family.”

On Friday evening, Head of School John J. King and Chair of the Board of Trustees Reeve Bright presented the following awards: Volunteer of the Year To Gerald M. Tabenken Class of 1940 and member of the Board of Trustees. Each year, Hebron recognizes an alumnus/ae with this award for outstanding contributions and significant service to the school. Distinguished Service Award To Eleanor Allen, “First Lady” for 30 years, who dedicated many hours to various campus activities and served as librarian for a time. This is the highest honor granted by the school and is given to a person for exemplary contributions to the Academy.

Clock Rings in Third Century

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n Saturday, a crowd gathered in front of Sturtevant Hall and listened as the clock on the building struck noon, symbolically ushering in the school’s Third Century. “Today we honor the past, we celebrate a remarkable milestone, and we recommit ourselves to the future of Hebron Academy,” said Head of School John King. Mr. King spoke about the passion, loyalty,

and dedication of Hebron alumni, faculty, and supporters. He concluded that, “It is not just the place that inspires passion and loyalty, it is the people, their ideas, their work and the way they live their lives— from those who founded our Academy 200 years ago, to the teachers, students, and staff who have defined Hebron Academy over generations, to those who stand next to you today.”

Deacon William Barrows Trustee Emeritus To Payson Perkins ’53, Dean E. Ridlon ’53 and Albert R. Lepage ’65. This award recognizes a trustee for exemplary leadership and service to Hebron long after his or her term ends.

Below: members of the St. Johnsbury Academy Graham Highlanders led the Alumni/ae Parade down to Dwyer Fields after the Third Century Celebration.

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Bicentennial Celebration Steering Committee Kimball L. Kenway ’70, TE, chair Jane Harris Ash ’79 Deborah Beacham Bloomingdale ’83 Jeanine S. Eschenbach Harvey A. Lipman ’71, TE Forest E. Perkins ’55

Cynthia Reedy Eugene R. Smith ’43, TE Lois Smith David W. Stonebraker Jay L. Woolsey, TT

Maine humorist Tim Sample ’69 was fall-out-of-yourseat funny during his performance on Saturday night. In the end, the joke was on him—after Tim began his routine by saying he had never actually graduated from Hebron, Head of School John King closed the program by awarding him an honorary diploma.

After the noontime ceremony, pipers and drummers led alumni in a parade across campus to the athletic fields to pose for class photos, eat birthday cake, and cheer on students in several athletic contests. The Hebron football team won 36-0 over Hyde-Woodstock (CT) and both the JV boys’ and JV girls’ soccer teams beat Gould (4-1 and 1-0, respectively). The field hockey team outshot Gould, but ended the game with a 0-0 tie. The varsity boys’ soccer team battled Brewster, losing 0-2, while the girls’ team fell to Gould 2-6.

The weekend’s delicious meals, produced by our food service under the direction of manager David Chisholm, were a highlight for students and alumni/ae alike. This amazing display was the centerpiece of Friday’s meal, which included lobster newburg and stuffed pork tenderloin. SAGE vice president Kevin Finnegan spent more than a day carving and arranging these seasonal fruits and vegetables. Next time we’re going to see if he can do the Hebron logo on the pumpkin!

The Class of 1954 and friends: Gene Whitman, Lincoln Mitchell, Jacquelin Mitchell, Dick “Demas” Jasper, Mary Jasper Kate, Timothy Lane, Emily Lane, Hodie White, Mary White, John Merz, John Sherden ’56, Pete Whitaker, Barbara Whitaker, Bruce Spaulding, Head of School John King and Marcia King.

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In the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and four. An act to establish an Academy in the Town of Hebron, by the name of Hebron Academy‌

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ecording Hebron Academy’s long, rich history in a scant 24 pages was a challenge. Out of necessity, we had to skim lightly across the decades, merely acknowledging paradigm shifts, marking singular events and capturing the flavor of the times. We are indebted to the school’s archivists: Harold Hall, Ned Willard, Mary Rea and David Stonebraker, for their stewardship of a collection that is astounding in its breadth and depth. Taking a long look at Hebron’s people, we were struck by the deep and abiding loyalty and affection that the school inspires. Over the years, Hebron’s faculty, students and alumni have drawn on their energy, good will and sense of humor to keep our school strong. We wish we could have met Deacon Barrows and Billy Sargent. If only we could have seen Sturtevant Hall take shape and the Home rise to the west. Perhaps we could have taken a turn in a prize speaking contest or traveled with our class for a dinner at the Poland Spring House. But since time travel is impossible, we must simply write our own pages of the ongoing story that is Hebron Academy, and know that we are leaving our own legacy of loyalty and affection for this remarkable place.

e remember the deacon when he had become an old man—we remember his bald head and whitened locks. We remember well the traces of firmness and kindness, of wisdom and benevolence, in his noble countenance. Even now we seem almost to hear his well known voice, and to listen to his words of good sense and piety, as they were wont to flow from his lips. Venerable man! He did not live in vain: he did not live for himself alone: he did not live merely for his own generation: he lived for posterity, and coming generations will bless his memory. I remember to have heard one of his kindred regret, that he should have chosen a place so retired and a region so rough, as the field of his benevolent and persevering labor. But perhaps it may be true that he was just the man for the field. While no other man might have so well cultivated this field, perhaps he would not have left such a mark on any other field. Other people of higher aspirations, might not have been so docile in his hands. Here was a man for the place, and a place for the man. Address of Rev. Adam Wilson, D.D., Proceedings of the Semi-Centennial Celebration of Hebron Academy, p. 7

Deacon William Barrows Here was a man for the place, and the place for the man.

Baptist Society formed; holds religious meetings in houses and barns. William Barrows becomes deacon.

1792 Town incorporated.

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n the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and four. An act to establish an Academy in the Town of Hebron, by the name of Hebron Academy, and to create a Corporation of Trustees for the same.

The first “Academy” was a 50' x 30' wooden building. After it burned in 1819, Deacon William Barrows successfully thwarted a plan to move the school to Paris Hill. The Academy may have resembled this sketch of an early schoolhouse done by James Elliott for a booklet celebrating Hebron Academy’s sesquicentennial in 1954.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, That there be, and hereby is established, in the Town of Hebron, in the County of Cumberland, an Academy, by the name of Hebron Academy, for the purpose of promoting piety and virtue, and for the education of youth in such languages and in such of the liberal arts and sciences as the Trustees hereinafter provided shall order and direct. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the Rev. John Tripp, Rev. James Hooper, Samuel Paris, Ezekiel Whitman, Cyrus Hamlin, John Greenwood, Luther Cary, and Jesse Rice, Esquires, and William Barrows, be, and they hereby are nominated and appointed Trustees of the said Academy; and they are hereby incorporated into a Body Politic, by the name of the Trustees of Hebron Academy, in the County of Cumberland; and they and their successors shall be and continue a Body Politic and Corporate by the same name forever. … This act approved February 10, 1804 by the General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

The Outside World: 1804

From the rules and regulations for the academy prepared by trustees Ezekiel Whitman, Luther Cary and Jesse Rice. Minutes of the Trustees, July 1, 1805

1804

1807

Charter granted by the General Court of Massachusetts on February 10

Tuiton set at $.20 weekly, reduced from original fee of $.25 per week.

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1805

1800

Thomas Jefferson is president • Napoleon crowns himself Emperor of France • Meriweather Lewis and William Clark depart on their Expedition of Discovery • There are only 17 states in the Union • Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, Abraham Lincoln, Charles Darwin, Charles Dickens and Edgar Allen Poe are not yet born

he following books are to be used in the course of education, viz., in the morning and evening before prayers the Holy Bible; at other times the Beauties of the Bible, Columbian Orator, Webster’s 3rd part, Welch’s Arithmetic, Morse’s Geography, Murray’s or Alexander’s English Grammar, and such Greek and Latin authors as students are usually examined in to obtain admission at the Universities.

1808 With 60–70 volumes, the town’s secret Tyrocinic Adelphi Society forms a library.

William Barrows, Jr. opens the Academy on September 3

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Diversions, circa 1816 Shown here is the first page of a handwritten “Order of Exercises” from September 18, 1816. There are 13 items all together, ranging from an “Original Oration Salutatory in Latin” by future minister and Academy trustee Adam Wilson, to several “disputes”, to a “Selection from Shakespeare.” What was on the minds of students in 1816? The “original disputes” give us an idea. Ezra Tubbs and David Swett debated the question, “Does the happiness of man depend more on the disposition of the mind than on external circumstances?” Later in the program Ephraim Tripp and Josiah Dean considered “Whether the aboriginal inhabitants of America, or the emigrants from Europe, have been most worthy of censure in the frequent wars that have taken place between them.”

Excerpt from a letter of William Barrows, Jr., North Yarmouth, dated March 1, 1815

1814

1819

Deacon Barrows’ house burns on December 14. Lost in the fire were the treasurer’s records and the original records of the Tyrocinic Adelphi Society.

Academy building burns. In “little ewe lamb” speech, Deacon Barrows successfully thwarts plan to move the school to Paris Hill.

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In 1819, the original Academy building burned. Neighboring towns seized the opportunity to call for the school’s relocation. Deacon Barrows would have none of it, and his impassioned defense of his school saved Hebron. “And now the purseproud people of Paris, taking advantage of our misfortune, have come down to steal away our little ewe lamb that we have nourished in our bosoms, the offspring of our prayers and tears and toils.”

n the years 1802 and 3 the schools in Hebron, eight in number, were all for the first time kept by her native sons. The instructors were young and inexperienced, but sensible of their responsible situation and anxious to acquit themselves with honor and a good conscience; and that they might be better enabled to do this, they associated together in 1803, embracing at first no other objects than devising the best methods of school government—introducing a uniformity of books and manners into their schools—and improving each other in pronunciation; English grammar and correct reading and speaking. [They] increased their numbers by inviting their most forward scholars and some of the most enterprising, well informed young men in the town and vicinity to unite with them. [The society] first took the name Social Compact, which it retained about two years— when it assumed the name Tyrocinic Adelphi— derived from the Latin word Tyro, signifying a freshman or beginner and the Greek word Adelphos meaning brother… In the spring of 1806 the [Academy] students became connected with this Society… In the Summer of 1808, the Foundation of a Library was laid and by the liberal donations of the members, more than sixty volumes were collected.


The Outside World: 1829 Andrew Jackson inaugurated • first typewriter patented • Louis Braille invents embossed reading system for the blind • Levi Strauss born • Robert Peel creates London’s Metropolitan Police force • Oliver Wendell Holmes is “class poet” at Harvard

Josiah Angier Mitchell of Freeport attended Hebron Academy in the 1820s. Instead of preparing for a law career, he followed the call of the sea, and became captain of the clipper ship Hornet when she was launched in 1851. On May 3, 1866, laden with kerosene and candles on her way to San Francisco, the Hornet caught fire and burned to the waterline. Thirty-one crewmen salvaged what they could and took to three boats. Tied together for several weeks, the boats eventually separated. Captain Mitchell’s 21-foot longboat drifted for 4,000 miles, finally landing at Hawaii 43 days later with a near-dead crew of 15. A young reporter named Mark Twain happened to be on the islands at the time and his story about their ordeal began his literary career. Their voyage is also recounted in The Hornet’s Longboat by William Roos, a copy of which was donated to Hebron in 1956 by Robert Bryan ’50; and in a 2003 book by Joe Jackson called A Furnace Afloat.

[Hannibal Hamlin] was just about the most solid politician and statesman ever to come out of the State of Maine. He was modest and unassuming but infinitely shrewd as a politician. He was reticent about speaking, the silent Senator he was called, but few could equal him as a stump speaker or Congressional orator when the occasion demanded. He was a man of simple habits who loved nothing more than to return home for fishing and hiking and hunting, and yet his speeches were heavily sprinkled with classical allusions that might ordinarily stamp him as a learned academician. He was a worker, but never a worrier. Excerpt from an article by Evan R. West, in the Summer 1960 issue of the Semester Hannibal Hamlin attended Hebron Academy during the 1826–1827 school year. His older brother fell ill, and Hamlin returned home to run the family farm, but was inspired by his year at Hebron to enter law and public service. He was admitted to the bar by 1833 and opened his first law office in Hampden, Maine. He entered Maine politics as a Democrat, and was elected to Congress in 1840. Although he was not an abolitionist, he opposed the expansion of slavery, and changed parties in 1856 because of his beliefs. In 1860 the Republican nominating convention chose him to run for vice president with presidential candidate Abraham Lincoln. He urged Lincoln to issue the Emancipation Proclamation and insisted on arming the freed slaves. After serving one term with Lincoln, he returned to the Senate to serve Maine and the country for many more years.

Above: detail of print by Frank V. Smith depicting the Hornet beating the clipper Flying Cloud in a race around Cape Horn.

Detail of portrait of Hannibal Hamlin by Vivian Akers ’08.

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1829 Trustee House built about where Atwood Hall is today. It serves as the preceptor’s house and as a dormitory.

1821 New Academy building is ready for use.

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Selections from Trustee Meeting Minutes May 29, 1827 9. Voted, that thirty dollars be appropriated for the purchase of two globes, Terrestrial and Celestial, one each, not less than twelve inches in diameter. May 26, 1829 11. Voted, to give Rev. Allen Greely [a trustee] sixteen dollars for his globes, which for some time have been in our hands. May 29, 1833 15. Voted, that the Superintending Committee be authorized to dispose of the globes on hand and procure new ones, and such maps as they deem necessary. May 28, 1834 9. Voted, that the Superintending Committee be authorized to dispose of the old globes belonging to this Academy, and to purchase such maps and such other apparatus as they shall judge proper, as far as the state of the funds will render expedient. May 27, 1835 10. [same entry] May 25, 1836 11. [same entry] May 31, 1837 12. Voted, that the Superintending Committee be authorized and directed to dispose of the old globes belonging to this Academy within the ensuing year. May 30, 1838 12. Voted that Dr. Robert Carr [the treasurer] be appointed to sell the old globes. May 29, 1839 10. Voted that Dr. R. Carr be appointed to sell the old globes belonging to this Academy. May 6, 1840 10. [same entry] May 5, 1841 8. [same entry]

In Hebron’s earliest days, students boarded with local families. As enrollment grew, the trustees decided to build a home for the preceptor that could also be used as a dormitory. Trustee House was built in 1829, about where Atwood Hall stands today. The original house was fairly small, but additions were made to it over the years. This photo was taken around 1885.

Preceptors: 1805–1832 William Barrows, Jr. Simeon Parmalee William Weeks William Barrows, Jr. Bezaleel Cushman Thomas Fessenden John Eveleth Nathaniel Wright James Merrill William Barrows, Jr. John Eveleth Stephen Emery Michael B. Sargent Israel W. Bourne Moses Emery Ephraim Tripp William A. Lane Stephen Coburn Simeon Perkins

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Deacon Barrows dies. He served as a trustee for 33 years.

1805 (F) 1806 (Spr) 1806 (Sum) 1806–1809 1809 (one mo.) 1809–1810 1810–1811 1810 (Sum) 1811–1812 1812–1814 1814–1816 1817 (Spr/Sum) 1817–1818 1818 (F) 1819–1821 1822–1823 1823 (F) 1824 (Spr/Sum) 1824–1832


In 1847, the third Academy building, of brick and measuring 20' x 30' replaced the 1821 building, whose faulty foundation was damaged by frost. The original doorstep still marks the location of this building, slightly south and east of today’s school building.

Hebron, Oct. 22, 1845 Among the many interesting objects in the Archives is the original key to the 1847 school building, presented by Walter L. Gray of South Paris.

The Committee appointed by the Trustees of Hebron Academy at their last annual meeting to decide upon the erection of a new building for use of the school with power to examine into the state of the fund to obtain a plan and an estimate of the expense have attended to the service assigned them respectfully report that the erection of a new building is expedient and necessary and that a building be erected in the course of the summer of 1846—the work to be commenced as early in the season as practicable. The Committee estimate the expense of the new building at five hundred and twenty dollars in addition to the materials which may be used from the old building. The building to conform to the within plan with such alterations as the Committee may consider proper. Levi Whitman Robert Carr Gideon Cushman

Catalog lists 55 students for the fall term and 106 for the spring. The terms were 20 weeks long, with a fourweek summer vacation an eight-week winter break.

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Third Academy building erected. It is brick, 20' x 30', two stories with a tower and belfry rising in front.

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The Outside World: 1854

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Text Books. Classical Department Latin.—Weld’s Latin Lessons and Reader; Andrews’ and Stoddard’s Grammar; Cæzar’s Commentaries or Viri Romæ, Cooper’s Virgil, Abbott’s Cicero; Andrews’ Sallust; Krebs’ Guide; Livy; Leverett’s Lexicon. Greek.—Kuhner’s and Sophocles’ Grammar; Jacobs’ Reader; Arnold’s Exercises; Greek Testament; Anobasis; Cyropædia; Liddell and Scott’s Lexicon. French.—Pinney’s First Lessons; Bugard’s Translator; L’histoire des Etats Unis; La Henriade; Paul et Virginie; Corinne; Racine; Boyer’s and Surenne’s Dictionary. German.—Follen’s Grammar; Rolker’s Reader. English Department Mathematics.—Smith’s and Greenleaf’s Arithmetic; Bailey’s and Smyth’s Algebra; Geometry and Trigonometry; [Davies’ Legendre;] Flint’s Surveying. English Language.—Well’s Grammar; Weld’s Parsing Book; Whately’s Rhetoric; Town’s Fourth Reader; Webster’s Dictionary. Geography and History.—Pelton’s Geography with Outline Maps; Willson’s U.S. History. Natural Sciences.—Parker’s Philosophy; Silliman’s Chemistry; Dana’s Mineralogy; Wood’s Botany; Olmstead’s Astronomy; Burritt’s Geography of the Heavens; Cutter’s Anatomy and Physiology. Intellectual and Moral Philosophy.—Watts on the Mind; Upham’s Mental Philosophy; Wayland’s Moral Science.

Franklin Pierce is president • Crimean War begins • Tennyson writes “The Charge of the Light Brigade” • Republican Party organized • John Philip Sousa born • First Naval Academy class graduates • Henry David Thoreau publishes Walden

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n 1859, students hailed from: Andover, Auburn, Buckfield, Denmark, Foxcroft, Hartford, Hebron, Minot, New Gloucester, North Yarmouth, Oxford, Paris, Poland, Portland, Scarborough, South Paris, Sumner, Temple, Turner, Holliston, Mass., South Weymouth, Mass., and Jacksonville, Florida. Twentyseven gentlemen and 15 ladies were enrolled in the Classical Department, studying Latin, Greek and French; while 41 gentlemen and 14 ladies made up the English Department, taking courses in English Language, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Geography and History, Mental and Moral Science and Civil Polity. Spring term scholars numbered 56; 19 attended the summer term and 67 the fall term. 1859 Catalog of Hebron Academy

Preceptors and Principals: 1832–1855 Dudley P. Bailey 1832–1833 Isaac Palmer 1833–1834 Jacob L. Mitchell 1834–1836 Ebenezer Dole, Jr. 1836–1837 Josiah A. Bearce 1837–1838 Ozias Millett 1838–1844

1850 Catalog, page 10

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Semi-centennial celebrated

1850

The Trustees raise tuition for the “classical and high English studies” to $3.50 for a term of 12 weeks.

1853 37 boys and 20 girls are enrolled in classical department; 35 boys and 21 girls in the English.

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Benjamin F. Parsons 1844–1847 George G. Fairbanks 1847–1849 Albion K. P. Small 1849–1851 George M. Staples 1851 (F) Gowen C. Wilson 1852 (Spr) Mark H. Dunnell 1852–1855


In 1867, $750 was appropriated to build a chapel for the school. Another $800 was raised by subscription, and the wooden one-story, 35' x 56' building was erected slightly north of the Academy. It was used for recitations as well as for chapel and general exercises.

Harold Hall, History of Hebron Academy, p. 49

Rev. Frederick H. Eveleth, Hebronian, October 1930

1862

1866

The secret Tyrocinic Adelphi Society is dropped and the Lyceum Society, open to both boys and girls, is formed.

The faculty includes Ernest Borchers, a native of Berlin, Prussia, who had studied in Paris. Principal Herrick lectures on his travels in Egypt and the Holy Land.

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1860

No complete record has been found of Hebron students and alumni who served in the Civil War. Hon Percival Bonney, in a reminiscence of 1886, mentions some who served: Otho W. Burnham, S. Myrick Barrows, George W. Pratt and Henry M. Bearce; of lives lost in the war, he mentions: “S.S. Kenney, one of the brightest boys in school, but whose promising career was cut short by a rebel bullet in the Shenandoah. The war also cut down Leonard A. Caldwell, W.H.H. Merrill, William E. Millett, Jonathan Nash, Frank H. Pratt, John L. Tubbs, William S. Tubbs, Arch D. Leavitt, Colby ’62 and major, 16th regiment, Paschal Barrell, Augustus Dwinal, and Emore S. Whitman.”

came to the Academy in 1865. The Academy building at that time was of the red schoolhouse type; the seats and benches were made of heavy pine plank, the latter being skillfully carved with keen jackknives. The room was heated by means of a large cast iron stove with a very long stretch of funnel; wood was used for fuel. Our teacher was Mr. Herrick; he was a very pleasant man wearing his hair long and often thrusting his fingers up through it à la Henry Ward Beecher. Every morning he treated us to a sermonette. Doubtless we needed it.…A more thorough and efficient teacher I have never met. Most of the students from out of town boarded with Deacon and Mrs. Barrows. They were both large parties, each tipping the scales at two hundred and fifty pounds. Their furniture was all made to correspond with their avoirdupois. But they were great otherwise. Their influence over the students was of the best. A wounded soldier by the name of Farnham was to be my roommate for the next five and a half years. Our room was furnished as follows: a rope bed with straw mattress, a table and two chairs, a wash stand, bowl and pitcher, and a kerosene lamp. The room was heated by a small air-tight stove. The men’s toilet was in the barn, there were no bath rooms or bath tubs, but there was a pond not far away. There was no provision for sports of any kind, and as for athletics there was a stony road running past the deacon’s house where we could walk or run without the least fear of being knocked over by an automobile. In the village there was a small store and post office combined. There one could purchase a stick of candy or a pint of peanuts provided he had the change.

1867

Academy chapel built; the wooden 35' x 56' structure was used for chapel and recitations.

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Bailey Block was one of the larger private homes which housed Academy students. Eventually the school bought the building, refurbished it and renamed it Barrows Lodge. It was moved across the road to its present location in the late 1920s.

Preceptors and Principals: 1855–1885

Alanson C. Herrick

Dudley P. Bailey 1832–1833 Charles J. Prescott 1855–1857 Selden F. Neal 1857–1860 Joseph F. Elder 1860–1861 Alanson C. Herrick 1861–1871 Dudley P. Bailey* 1865 (Sp)

Sarah C. Bailey* 1866 (Sp/Su) John F. Moody 1872–1878 Edwin A. Daniels 1879–1881 William W. Mayo 1881–1885

* Acting Principal

The Outside World: 1879 Rutherford B. Hayes is president • Thomas Edison tests first practical electric lightbulb • North America’s first artificial ice rink opens in Madison Square Garden • Albert Einstein, Leon Trotsky and Joseph Stalin born • first performance of Gilbert & Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance

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1879

Hebron becomes the western fitting school for Colby University, as it was then known. The affiliation remains until 1956.

The Hamlin Library is named in honor of Hon. Hannibal Hamlin’s gift of $1000 as a library fund.

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While under Principals Dunnell, Prescott and Dr. Neal a high average of membership had been maintained for years, new life was infused into the institution by the coming of Mr. Herrick, which soon bore good fruit. Scholars came from wherever he was known. Young men came from distant parts of the State because of their personal liking for him. Parents who could afford it were glad to send their children to Hebron Academy to be under his instruction and care. In the recitation room I remember him as a pleasant and yet a stern teacher. He made his scholars interested in their lessons. It used to seem that we had learned much from him in recitation that we had not found in our books. During the first years of his teaching he entertained the students with frequent lectures…upon what he had seen while abroad. These lectures drew attention to the school, and people from surrounding towns came to hear them. Dr. Josiah C. Donham, Semester, March 1902, pp. 73–75.

From the Spring Term Catalog, 1873.

1878 The first formal commencement is held

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The Hamlin Cadets, circa 1882.

The first issue of the Semester appeared in November 1880. Among the articles are: “Hebron: A Sketch of its Surroundings,” “England and France in the 14th Century” and “Metrical Version of the Iliad.” The cover sports the Maine state seal surrounded by the Latin motto: omnia quaeque obstant fato constantia vincit which means, roughly, “constancy conquers everything which is obstructed by fate.” The Semester was published semi-annually by students for many years before becoming the alumni/ae magazine.

Hamlin Cadets. The military company organized last term has been sustained this spring with increased interest. The officers elected last term were all re-elected this Spring, and are as follows: Captain, George M. Atwood; First Lieutenant, J. B. Sturtevant; Corporal, F. P. Stearns; Sergeant, L. L. Whitman. Being informed by Adj. Beal that there were no arms in the control of the State able to be issued, and considerable interest and perseverence, they bought a complete outfit apiece at their own expense. They procured them of the company at Norway and South Paris. All of the arms were entirely new, having been used only on parade and drill. The rifles are good target rifles, and the company have practiced almost every Wednesday afternoon. The company numbers about twenty-five privates, the officers and the drummer. The Hebron Semester, April 1882, p. 24

1884—The earliest piece of athletic equipment (at far left in the photo) was a wooden bar, turned at the Paris Manufacturing Company, and carried to Hebron by George R. Morton 1886.

1880

First Semester magazine published

1883

The Hebron Semester, November 1884, p. 32

1885

The first reunion of alumni/ae is held at commencement

Twenty-eight-year-old William E. Sargent becomes principal, ushering in a time of growth for the school

1884 A horizontal wood bar, turned at the Paris Manufacturing Company, becomes the first piece of athletic equipment on campus.

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e are pleased to see that some of the students are interested in gymnastic exercises. A horizontal bar has been erected upon which they exercise almost daily. This is a step in the right direction, and if a proper amount of interest is awakened it will prove a valuable acquisition. But we warn them to take into consideration the attraction of gravity beneath the bar, otherwise they may break something.

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1889

Fund raising begins for new Academy building

The campus takes shape with Edward Dunham’s donation of the “bog” and other land; trustees purchase of two additional parcels

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In 1891, Sturtevant Hall replaced the 1847 Academy, which the school had long outgrown. Named for the principal donor to the project, Benjamin Franklin Sturtevant, it was dedicated on June 23, 1891. Here we see the old building (right) giving way to the new (left).

Fire! At 3:00 a.m. on October 30, 1899, a bright light woke a janitor at the Academy building and he gave the alarm: Trustee House was on fire (above). The March 1900 Semester reported: “There were about 30 students turned out of their rooms and about 70 out of table board by the fire. It is worthy of note that at breakfast time on the same morning every one had been provided with a room and board was arranged for so all knew where to go for breakfast.” Three months later, on January 26, 1900, the alarm sounded again. This time it was the Bellevue, a large structure housing students, men working on building the new dormitory, and H.L. Melcher’s store and post office. Fortunately, construction of Sturtevant Home was well underway, and it was ready for occupancy in September.

he prospects for a base-ball team were very discouraging at the beginning of the season of ’99. Five of the former team having graduated in ’98, little material seemed left us. But with the help of the gymnasium instructor, Mr. Nathan Pulsifer, and the faithful work of the boys, some raw material was developed, so that we were able to put up a very effective team. Semester, November 1899 The team won 11 games out of 14, beating, among others, the Lewiston Athletics, Nichols Latin and Westbrook Seminary.

Sturtevant Hall dedicated

Tuition is $8.00; board at Trustee House or the Bellevue is $2.25 per week, $2.00 if student goes home on Fridays

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1893 Foot-ball begins

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1899 The Y.M.C.A. and Y.W.C.A. enhance the school’s spiritual and social life


As enrollment increased during the Sargent era, the need for a true dormitory was clear. Phoebe Sturtevant, whose husband’s generous gift in 1890 led the way for the building of Sturtevant Hall, took the lead in funding construction of a dormitory for girls. Sturtevant Home was dedicated at Commencement in 1900 and housed 75 girls, in addition to providing central dining for the entire school. Shown here are Minnie Morgan, Sarah Jones and Ethel Robinson, circa 1904.

The Outside World: 1904 Theodore Roosevelt is president • New York city subway opens • Construction of Panama Canal begins • World’s Fair and Summer Olympics are held in St. Louis • The teddy bear is introduced • First Rolls-Royce manufactured • RussoJapanese War begins • Ivan Petrovich Pavlov wins Nobel prize in medicine • Cary Grant and Count Basie born • First successful caterpillar track made

ocial life this year has brought out new abilities in the Home, for the dining room lends itself beautifully for entertainments in the nature of parlor plays we have discovered, and the effect and influence of the Home are noticeably evident in the higher tone of taste, aim and bearing of both boys and girls. Principal William E. Sargent, Report to the Trustees, June 16, 1902

Sturtevant Home dedicated

Curriculum reorganized to offer three tracks: college, scientific and English

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1904 Centennial celebrated at Commencement

1908 1908 Leslie Cameron ’08 Tower clock installed in publishes a fictionalized account Sturtevant Hall of A Year at Hebron Academy

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The campus soon after the completion of Atwood Hall. The trees in front of the church, which were planted sometime in the late 1800s, are well on their way to becoming the huge trees that graced the Grove until the infamous “Ice Storm of 1998.”

Their Sacrifice. This issue of the Semester is dedicated to the men whose names appear on the honor roll on the first page. Four of these men have paid the great sacrifice—that of having died in the service of their country. They represent the true Hebron type of man, the fighting man, fighting in academics, in football, in baseball, in track and in after life. They died for their country; they died that democracy might live. Let us be worthy of such men. Let it not be said that they died in vain. President Wilson said in a famous speech, “Force, force to the utmost.” Let us borrow in a measure of his thoughts and say, “Work, work to the utmost.” We MUST be worthy of these heroes. Semester, October 1918 Coach Jack Ryan died of Spanish influenza while in the Army. Philip Frothingham ’15 was killed in an airplane accident in France. Albert Lavorgna was killed in battle in 1918. Lucien Libby died in the Meuse-Argonne offensive in 1918. Harold T. Andrews was the first boy from Maine to die in the war. He was killed in an ambush near Cambrai. Hebron’s first athletic field (in the Bowl) was named in his honor.

Deacon William Barrows monument dedicated

1910

Atwood Hall dedicated

1914

1915 Nellie Whitman retires after 39 years at Hebron during which she served as preceptress and math teacher

1915

1910

Girls on the bridge, circa 1920.

1914

1918

Freelan O. Stanley 1873 elected president of Board of Trustees

Three faculty men resign to enter the war

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DOCTOR WILLIAM E. SARGENT On Wednesday, January 19, 1921, Doctor Sargent, our beloved principal, was stricken with an apoplectic shock. His right side is completely paralyzed, and he has been deprived of his power of speech. While at present he is conscious only a part of the time, his physicians hold out encouragement that he will recover. It is not to be expected that students now attending the Academy should fully realize what Doctor Sargent’s illness means to them. Only those who have gone out from the Academy to take their place in the world can appreciate the benefits to be derived through contact with a man of such sterling worth. He did not occupy in the lives of the students so much the position of principal and instructor as that of a father among his children. Doctor Sargent was appointed principal of Hebron Academy in 1885, and during the past 35 years his tireless energy has been the major factor in building up the Academy to a position among the leaders of New England’s preparatory schools. Semester, February 1921, p. 12

ebron has always been a co-educational school; the girls have always supported the boys in athletics, social activities, and all other phases of school life—in fact, it has been our school. But this will all be changed. We will never feel free to return to Hebron and will never be able to see other girls doing the things we have done. Our Alpha, our Y.W.C.A., things which have made our school life pleasant, and for which we have worked, will end with this year. It seems hard to realize that after this year the alumni will be always boys; that never again will a girl receive a diploma from our Alma Mater. In the course of a few years no one will associate the girls with the school; instead Hebron will be synonymous for boys. 1922 Green Parrot, p. 45

Facts and Figures: 1922

The Outside World: 1929

One hundred and fifteen students were registered, but only 101 attended (14 left for a variety of reasons including homesickness, academic difficulty, disciplinary issues). Seventeen were day students paying $90 a year in tuition. Sixty-five were new students. The faculty salary budget for ten teachers was $18,750, with salaries ranging from $1300 to $3500.

Comic book characters Tintin and Popeye debut • Seeing Eye Dog organization formed • First Academy Awards given • Herbert Hoover inaugurated • Museum of Modern Art opens in New York • Admiral Richard Byrd flies over South Pole • Stock market crash in October leads to Great Depression • Thomas Mann wins Nobel prize in literature • Dick Clark born • Grand Teton National Park created • First phone booths installed in London

In the early 1920s, a group of interested boys and teachers flooded the bowl and began playing hockey. In 1924, F.O. Stanley offered to build a rink, above the foundations. The arena was built just north of the bridge and was first flooded in December 1925.

1922

1929

1921 Prof. Sargent suffers a debilitating stroke

Sargent Memorial Gymnasium dedicated

1925

1920

Board votes to make Hebron boys-only; appoints principal Ralph L. Hunt

1923

1926

Hebron’s Cum Laude Society chapter chartered

Stanley Arena dedicated

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RALPH “BUSTER” HUNT In 1922, the Board of Trustees appointed Ralph Leslie Hunt as the new principal. Mr. Hunt had hard work ahead of him. Enrollment had dropped and many buildings were in disrepair. He fired unnecessary employees, embarked on a whirlwind program of repair and painting, and sent 1700 letters to alumni/ae to solicit new students. A complex man, he did not endear himself to his students or his faculty, but he kept the school open through the Depression and the early years of World War II. He was proud of his boys and kept track of their college careers, announcing their scholastic achievements at school assemblies.

Freshman class, 1930.

Principals and Headmasters: 1885–1943 William E. Sargent 1885–1921 Ernest C. Marriner* 1921 (Jan.–June) James W. Howlett 1921–1922 Ralph L. Hunt 1922–1943 * Acting Principal

ebron is an ideal place for study. Located in a hamlet, in the midst of an industrious, intelligent and prosperous community, there is need of no public places other than a well-kept and decent country store.… The students depending on themselves alone for social enjoyments, each comes to enjoy the sympathy and advantages of all. One term here never fails to make a student feel at home.

Fearless spectators crowd the jump to marvel at the bravery of the intrepid skiers. Jumping at Hebron’s own ski hill was a featured attraction at Winter Carnival in the 1930s.

1930–1931 Catalog, p. 12

In the fourth year of the depression, Principal Hunt appeals to alumni/ae, asking them to refer students

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1937 1935

1930

1933

Tuition rates range from $575 for a room in Atwood to $750 for a room in Sturtevant


At a meeting of the Board last Friday in Portland they decided to suspend the operation of the school for the uncertain duration of the war. It seems almost an impossible task to register the necessary boys to keep the school in operation under present conditions. Next year there will be no eighteen-year-old boys available, and many of the seventeen-year-old boys will sign up for A-12 or the V-12 Reserves. The Board members felt that it would be physically impossible to secure enough young boys to keep the school on a sound financial basis. Hence, the unpleasant decision which I know every member of the Board regrets, yet, it seemed the only thing to do. After graduation is over we shall close up the buildings, file the proper inventory, and Mr. Williams alone will remain here to look after the property and act as Caretaker until normalcy returns again, and the members of the Board feel that they can safely open the school. Excerpts from a letter from Ralph L. Hunt to Pvt. Forrest H. Taylor ’43, June 3, 1943

Tuition and Fees: 1942–1943 Sturtevant Home Atwood Hall Howe Cottage Cook Gymnasium

$750 $650 $575 $525

Athletic Fee $20 Infirmary Fee $10 Senior graduation expenses were billed in May

Mr. and Mrs. Claude L. Allen, Jr. and their three small children moved into the Headmaster’s House in the fall of 1945. With no faculty, no students and no staff, Claude started at once to employ people to get things ready for 1946. He had stationery engraved, found office space in the Infirmary and hired a secretary. Charlie Dwyer went to work with paint can and brush on the hydrants and fence posts, and contractors were engaged to do the major repair work. With the plans for the plant under control, Claude turned to the problems of personnel. His first faculty came with experience from such schools as Deerfield, Groton, Brooks, Andover, Governor Dummer and Hebron. [The school] opened in 1946 with a full complement [of students] who came from college admissions officers, guidance men, independent school people, alumni, and probably even from the adventurous who thought the idea of attending a wholly new school would be exciting. Adapted from an article by L. Edward Willard in the Fall 1970 Semester.

At a Memorial Day service in 1947, Mr. Allen read this list of alumni who were killed during World War II. Ernest B. Anderson ’38 • Newton D. Anthony ’36 • John T. Babine ’41 • Albert M. Baldi ’40 • William W. Bartlett ’43 • Robert A. Brautlecht ’41 • James Brophy ’41 • Curtis C. Brown ’35 • Jason L. Brown ’37 • O. Ross Brown, Jr. ’36 • Victor V. Burheimer, Jr. ’40 • Richard A. Churchill ’40 • Richard W. Davis, Jr. ’39 • Richard M. Desmond ’45 • Richard L. Duffett ’39 • Frederick J. Elliott, Jr. ’36 • Richmond H. Ellis ’36 • Porter H. French ’43 • William H. Gillespie, Jr. ’38 • Norman D. Glick ’43 • Laurie J. Greenleaf ’38 • John S. Hay ’40 • Louis J. Kline ’43 • Richard S. Knight ’38 • Joel Y. Marshall ’36 • Alfred W. Maxwell, Jr. ’39 • William E. McGill ’43 • John W. McPherson ’41 • Arthur B. Monroe ’42 • Arnold M. Myshrall ’37 • Charles E. Norton ’38 • Charles W. Norton, Jr. ’33 • George A. Olds ’31 • Clifford L. Parkinson ’31 • Omer Pomerleau ’38 • Vernon W. Preble ’41 • Robert M. Rand ’38 • Robert C. Rathbun ’38 • Gerson M. Ross ’41 • Geroge E. Scamman ’35 • Frank A. Scott ’36 • Amos W. Shepard, Jr. ’36 • Richard B. Smith ’41 • Walter L. Stisulis ’36 • Thomas L. Van Over ’37 • Ernest E. Whitney, Jr. ’37

1943

1946

The Board of Trustees suspends the activities of the Academy “due to the exigencies of the war situation”

The school reopens under the leadership of Claude L. Allen, Jr.; 125 students and 14 faculty members make up the community

1940

1945

1940

Born in Cushing, Maine, Charles Clark Dwyer came to Hebron as a laborer in 1900 to work on Sturtevant Home. By spring he had enrolled as a student and returned as teacher and coach after graduating from Colby in 1908. When the school reopened after World War II, Charlie Dwyer was 67 years old and back in the classroom. His association with the school continued until his death in 1967, an unparalleled career of service to Hebron spanning 54 years.

Reopening the Academy

Enrollment of 193 includes boys from Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Washington

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First Alumni Fund Reaches $3819.00 The response to the first Hebron Academy Annual Giving Fund has been gratifying. More important to the Academy than the contributions is the interest shown by many alumni, parents and friends who on the return envelopes wrote to the effect: “I am glad that I at last am being given an opportunity to do something for the School that did so much for me” or “I have been following the School closely through the pages of The Hebronian and I am happy to send this contribution towards its support.” The contributions that have come in varied from $1 to $500. The average contribution is just under $30. The summary to date: Parents of Graduates and Undergraduates ........$1295.00 Friends .................................................................755.00 Alumni ..............................................................1769.00 $3819.00 Semester, Spring 1955

n defining a school one accounts not only its past accomplishments and traditions but also the personality of each current student body. The list of students attending Hebron in 1954-1955 emphasizes more strongly than have the lists of other years the threefold nature of the student body’s background: (1) the cosmopolitan element from urban Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, and Rhode Island; (2) the individualistic, sturdy, common sense contingent from Maine and sister states; and (3) the provincial sprinkling from the Eastern Seaboard, South and Mid-West, paradoxically giving the Academy a non-provincial quality. Massachusetts sends the largest delegation this year, 62, just two more than home state Maine’s 60. New York State contributes 18 students, New Hampshire 13, Connecticut six, New Jersey four, and Rhode Island and Vermont both send three. Then come with two students each Pennsylvania, Virginia, Louisiana, and Ohio; and with one student each the District of Columbia, Florida, Kentucky, Michigan, and Wisconsin. But the United States tally does not give the whole picture. From the north Canada enrolls one student. And from Latin America, Cuba sends one student, Guatemala two, and Chile one. Finally from the Far East the Island of Formosa sends one representative and Thailand another to round out the School’s largest enrollment since its 1946 reopening: 189. Semester, Fall 1954

The Outside World: 1954 Dwight D. Eisenhower is president • Supreme Court bans racial segregation in public schools (Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka) • First color broadcast of World Series • From Here to Eternity wins best picture Academy Award • Tolkien publishes The Fellowship of the Ring

Claude Allen’s 1958 faculty, including Charlie Dwyer, George Freiday, Jerry Twitchell, Harold Hall, Barney Williams and Ned Willard.

1954

1957

Cook Gym demolished

Stanley Arena collapses under weight of rainsoaked snow

School concludes year-long sesquicentennial celebration

School adopts the Advanced Placement Program

1953 Stanley Arena II dedicated

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1955

1952

1950

1950

1955

Hebron is first secondary school in Maine to be inspected and re-evaluated by the New England Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools


In 1889 Edward Dunham donated the “bog”—known as the Bowl today—which was graded and drained over a period of years and became known as Andrews Field. The need for additional playing fields was clear by the early 1950s. The Board acquired land in 1957 and construction was complete in 1963. Named in honor of Charles C. Dwyer 1904, long-time teacher and coach, the area included a football field encircled by a track, a second football field, two soccer fields and two baseball diamonds. Olympic sprinter Jesse Owens was the featured speaker at the dedication ceremony, held in the spring of 1963.

Part of a sixties building boom, Treat Science Hall was dedicated in 1960. Other buildings from that era are Halford Dormitory (1967) and Hupper Library (1970).

n the Spring of 1968 the Academy purchased an Olivetti Programma 101 portable computer for use in both course and non-course projects. The Programma 101, serving the dual purpose of being both a computer with memory and storage capacity for programs and a calculator, has been placed in the Conference Room of Treat Science Hall and is available to the students not only during the class day but also during all free time. It rests on a wheeled cart so it may easily be taken into the classrooms. Students are taught to use the machine in two voluntary evening lectures and are then given a set of practice problems to work out in their own time. Semester, Summer 1969

1967

Stanley Arena II collapses

Olympic medalist Jesse Owens is featured speaker at Dwyer Fields dedication

Halford Hall dedicated

1965

1963

1960

1960

1960 Treat Science Building dedicated

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The Outside World: 1979 he five essentials of a good school, Headmaster Claude L. Allen, Jr. said at his meeting with the faculty at the beginning of the school year, are good teaching, good food, good medical care, a good athletic program and the proper religious influence. “These are certainly the basic ingredients which any parent wants and they are the ingredients which we offer,” Headmaster Allen said. “In addition we stress the strong personal interest which you and I take in each and every boy in the School.” Semester, Winter 1970

Sam Hoopes ’73, Thom Johnson ’73 and Jim Moulton ’73 on a wintry day in the new Hupper Library.

Phnom Penh falls • Jimmy Carter is president • militants seize 63 hostages at U.S. embassy in Tehran, Iran • Soviet Union invades Afghanistan • Saddam Hussein becomes president of Iraq • at the movies: Apocalypse Now, Alien and Kramer vs. Kramer

Hebron To Go Co-Ed Lately there has been some talk around campus concerning the idea of Hebron becoming co-ed starting in September of 1971. At a recent meeting, Mr. Allen informed the student body that the Board of Trustees had decided that this change will take place. In order for this change to be successful, there will have to be a minimum of at least fifteen girls enrolled. However, if there were enough applications, up to thirty-five or forty could be accepted. The future for this change looks quite good. Hebron has the facilities and the room to provide for a female day program. What the total effects of this program will be is hard to determine. However, the prospects are quite hopeful. The Hebronian, March 6, 1971

Hebron’s Klassroom Kwiz team appeared on the academic quiz show on WMTW, a local television station.

Class of 1979 officers: Ilene McKenney, secretary; Brian Cloherty, vice president; Tucker Thompson, president; and Steve Jeffries, treasurer.

1972

1977 1975

John Leyden appointed headmaster

1970

Claude Allen retires; David Rice appointed headmaster

1970

1972

Hupper Library dedicated

Girls are once again admitted as students

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1979 Academy celebrates 175th year


Headmaster John Leyden, faculty and administrators, Fall 1983. Quite a few of them are with us in 2004, including Bill Chase, Moose Curtis, Betsy Found, Bruce Found, Bob Gunn, Carol Henrickson, Bev Leyden, Forest Perkins, David Stonebraker and Gino Valeriani.

The Computer Invasion John Philbrick ’80 and John Benbow ’78 in the smash hit “Godspell.”

Headmasters and Heads of School: 1945– Claude L. Allen, Jr. 1945–1972 David Rice 1972–1977 John T. Leyden 1977–1985 John Suitor* 1985–1986 David Buran** 1986–1991

Raymond A. Nelson* 1991–1993 Richard B. Davidson 1993–2000 Paul C. Domingue* 2000–2001 John King 2001– * Acting/Interim Headmaster ** President, 1991

The [computers] demand, among other things, that we learn new languages: basic, fortran, pascal. Yet in the presence of these machines, even our English is changing. Operators talk about data programs, interfacing equipment, editing menus. Certain students are as dextrous with the little cursor as a juggler is with three bowling pins. In the school building, students use Apple IIe word processors to write, edit and print research papers, carefully justifying both margins. In the Development Office, a Digital computer is programmed to print a series of letters to class agents. Over in the maintenance building a Honeywell computer decides it is time to shut off the heat a quarter mile away in Sturtevant Home. And this is just the beginning. Three Apple IIe’s and five Apple II Pluses, along with two printers and one color monitor, occupy the new computer room. Another Apple IIe sits in a room by itself in the library. It doesn’t take long for the daily sign-up sheet to be filled. Hebronian, Spring 1984

1985 1985

1980

John Leyden dies unexpectedly

1980

1986

New “HA” logo unveiled

David Buran appointed headmaster

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In 1993, the Robinson family enclosed the outdoor hockey rink that had served the school since the early 1960s. Both boys’ and girls’ teams now play in Robinson Arena.

This is part of a group of Hebron students and faculty who participated in an exchange program with students from Tomsk, Siberia.

Earlier generations weathered the devastation of fire. In January 1998, an ice storm crippled central Maine and closed Hebron Academy for 17 days. We lost many trees, including the hundred-year-old maples in the grove in front of the church, but thanks to some quick work by Maintenance to drain pipes, the buildings escaped unscathed.

1998

Middle School opens

Robinson Arena dedicated; 100 years of football celebrated

1995

1993

1990

1991

1992 1992 Hebron group travels to Siberia, Lower School Russia, for exchange program opens

1994 Richard B. Davidson appointed headmaster

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Ice storm devastates campus

1997 School receives $1 million bequest from estate of Robert W. Messer ’05


2004 Hebron Academy Today

The Outside World: 2004 George W. Bush re-elected president • Red Sox win World Series for first time since 1918 • Olympics held in Athens • Terrorists attack commuter trains in Madrid • Return of the King wins Academy award for best picture • Wangari Maathai of Kenya awarded Nobel Peace Prize

Enrollment Upper School boarding Upper School day Middle School

120 75 42

Gentlemen Ladies

142 95

2004

Lower School closed

School community celebrates 200th anniversary of charter

2005

2002

2000

John King appointed head of school

$33,000 $18,500 $16,500

Geographical distribution Students come from 16 states and seven countries: Maine, Massachusetts, New York, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, California, Illinois, Connecticut, Washington, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Vermont, Wisconsin, Canada, Korea, Germany, Japan, Slovakia, Cameroon, Côte D’Ivoire.

On October 8 and 9, 2004, hundreds of students, faculty, parents, alumni/ae and friends gathered to celebrate the beginning of Hebron Academy’s third century.

2001

Tuition Upper School boarding Upper School day Middle School

2003 Playwright Edward Albee speaks at Androscoggin Theater dedication

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2004


Building the Future: Campus Master Plan

As Hebron Academy’s population grows and the needs of the school change, it is clear that we need more classroom space, a modern athletic facility and a fine arts center. Harriman Associates, a local architecture and engineering firm, conducted a series of meetings and interviews with members of the community and did an assessment of the physical plant. Presented on this page is an overview of their recommendations. The following pages offer a closer look at the proposed remodeling of Sargent Gymnasium into a new arts center and the subsequent move of the student center.

Key to Site Plan Overview 1. New field house addition to Robinson Arena. 2. Sargent Gymnasium becomes arts center and possibly the student center. 3. Addition to Treat Science Building would provide four labs, clearing four classroom spaces, possibly for Middle School use. 4. Two classrooms could replace the gallery (relocated to arts center) in lower level of Hupper Library.

5. A student center addition could be made to either Sturtevant Home or Sargent Gym 6. Sturtevant dining facilities could expand to the east or west of the existing building. 7. Possible addition to Atwood Dormitory. Possible future dormitory. 8. New vehicular circulation creating two loop roads; potential area for new playing fields and possible septic field, pending soil tests.

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Art and Soul

First Floor New construction Renovation Unchanged

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or over a century, Hebron students have unleashed their creativity through drawing, painting, pottery, photography, music and theater. When Sargent Gymnasium was built in the late 1920s, a theater stage was part of the design, and many plays have been mounted there over the years. In 2001, the stage house was renovated through the generosity of Albert Lepage ’65 and became the Androscoggin Theater. A new field house will also mean a new beginning for the arts at Hebron. Sargent Gymnasium will be remodeled into an arts center, providing room to grow and an appropriate performance and exhibition venue. The possible floor plans shown here provide ample studio space for fine arts, including a large darkroom and a room for the kiln. Hebron’s musical groups will have a large rehearsal area as well as practice rooms for individual “woodshedding.” New dressing rooms and an expanded backstage area will bring new possibilities to theater productions.

The first floor, which now houses the fitness center, lower gym, locker rooms, training room and equipment storage area would be completely renovated to provide studio space for visual arts. Classrooms for sculpture, pottery, painting, and architecture will be added as well as a darkroom and kiln room.

Second Floor New construction Renovation Unchanged

The second floor will feature a 310-seat auditorium with stage and large music area with smaller practice rooms. The back stage area will be expanded and new dressing rooms constructed out of what is now the girls’ locker room. The third floor will change the least. The existing balcony will provide seating for 140, and existing areas will be easily converted to classroom, storage and office space.

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Centrally Located Like Melcher’s store and the Hebron Trading Post before it, the John T. Leyden Student Center is a campus hot spot.

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he Leyden Center occupies the walk-in basement of Halford Dormitory, and is nearly always filled with students studying, catching a little television, hitting the snack bar and school store, or just plain hanging out. The new campus master plan relocates this favorite spot to make it more central to campus and to improve efficiency. By moving the student center to Sturtevant Home, students will not have to cross Route 119 to reach it, and all food storage, preparation and serving will be concentrated in one area, streamlining vendor deliveries. After the Fine Arts Center moves to Sargent Gymasium, the basement of Sturtevant Home will be remodeled for use as a student center. The artist rendering and plan to the right show a possible configuration of the new area. A new sunroom on the front of the building will provide additional space for both the dining room and the student center.

Please note: these illustrations are not architectural renderings.

This artist’s rendering shows what a sunroom addition to the front of Sturtevant Home might look like. The sunroom would provide space for the dining room on the main floor and the student center on the lower level.

Ground Floor New construction Renovation Unchanged

Possible Plan for Student Center Highlights include: • snack bar and seating area • a large game room • media room • lounge area • campus store New features • an office for the Dean of Students • a meeting room • changing rooms and lockers for day students A new four-season sunroom will be added to the dining room on the main level to increase the available dining area.

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alumni et alumnae

George Hamor ’34 and Bill MacVane ’33.

Class of 1948: John Monks, Cam Niven and Robert Rice.

1936

1942

Sydney Alpert and his wife celebrated their 60th anniversary in June.

Philip Isaacson’s photographs were exhibited at the June Fitzpatrick Gallery at the Maine College of Art in June.

1939 Germany invades Poland • World War II begins • USDA starts first food stamp program • Gone With the Wind premieres • Alice Marble and Bobby Riggs win Wimbledon

1940 S I X T Y- F I F T H

REUNION

Homecoming 2005 September 30 and October 1 For more information, call or e-mail Beverly Roy in the Alumni/ae Office at 207-9662100 x266, broy@hebronacademy.org William Collier reports, “Sold my cattle farm outside Orange, VA, and moved to Charlottesville.”

1943 Lester Bradford writes, “I enjoy being retired and having time to work on house construction with Habitat for Humanity and to tramp around the scenic North Cascades.” ■ Al Penta writes, “Connie and I will celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary next year. Four children:three girls— Pam, Kim, Patti—and son John. Countless grandchildren. All doing fine.”

1944 Allies invade Normandy • Nobel Peace Prize goes to International Red Cross • G.I. Bill of Rights passed • Harvard University scientists construct the first automatic, general-purpose digital computer • Casablanca wins best picture

1945 SIXTIETH

REUNION

Homecoming 2005 September 30 and October 1 For more information, call or e-mail Beverly Roy in the Alumni/ae Office at 207-9662100 x266, broy@hebronacademy.org

1949 North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) established • South Africa institutionalizes apartheid • Cable television debuts • George Orwell publishes 1984 • Death of a Salesman wins best play Tony award Bob Rich reports, “The bicentennial celebration on October 8 and 9 was a booming success. The weather was perfect and the campus looked great for the several hundred alumni who joined in the festivities. Six ’49ers were on hand to help commemorate our 55th class reunion. Art Cooper and his

wife Jean came up from Raleigh, NC. They used the trip to Maine to also hold an impromptu 55th reunion in Concord, NH, with some of Jean’s high school classmates. Bob McTaggart came over from his summer place in Rome (Maine, that is). Bob spent many years with Monsanto and lives in Long Meadow, MA, when not in Maine. After leaving the corporate life, he built a very successful business marketing gardening accessories at major flower shows, making numerous buying trips to China. I ran into Joe Quinn at the football game. Dr. Joe still lives in South Paris where he had a dental practice for years. I had lunch with Joe Robinson and his wife under the big tent set up near the playing fields. All the lobster rolls one could eat was the menu! Phil Smith and his wife Holly came over

Seen at Homecoming Class of 1931 • Hockey Field • Class of 1933 • Bill MacVane • Class of 1934 • George Hamor • Class of 1939 • Stewart Graham • Class of 1940 • Gerry Tabenken • Class of 1941 • John MacDonald • Ralph Turner • Class of 1942 • Steve Chase • Ken Hendy • Class of 1943 • Manny Plavin • Gene Smith • Class of 1947 • Rod Rodrigues • Class of 1948 • John Monks • Cam Niven • Robert Rice • Class of 1949 • Art Cooper • Bob McTaggart • Joe Quinn • Bob Rich • Joe Robinson • Phil Smith

Class of 1949 and friend: Bob Rich, Bob McTaggart, Art Cooper, Phil Smith, Horace “Hockey” Field ’31 and Joe Robinson.

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alumni et alumnae Seen at Homecoming Class of 1951 • Jay Johnson • Ted Ruegg • Rupe White • Class of 1952 • Rusty Brace • Class of 1953 • Len Mintz • Payson Perkins • Class of 1954 • Dick Jasper • Timothy Lane • John Merz • Lincoln Mitchell • Pete Whitaker • Hodie White • Gene Whitman • Bruce Spaulding • Class of 1955 • Richard Parker • Bill Davenport • Bob Bird • Jonathan Meigs • Class of 1956 • John Sherden • Class of 1958 • Keith Clark • Kennedy Crane • Ted Noyes • Mal Davis • Norm Farrar • Lennie Lee • Class of 1959 • Bernard L. Helm • Thomas Mann • Conrad Conant • Class of 1960 • Jim Cassidy • Michael Malm • Class of 1962 • Dick Forté • Gordon Gillies • Jim Austin • Don Bates • Steve Lane • Jamie Rea • Susan Garner

1954 Nasser becomes premier of Egypt • Supreme Court bans racial segregation in public schools • First color broadcast of World Series • From Here to Eternity wins best picture Academy Award • Tolkien publishes The Fellowship of the Ring Dick Jasper writes, “Thirteenth grandchild due December 15 for son Bruce who is doing internship to complete his PhD in clinical neural psychology at Univ. of Florida in Gainesville, FL. His twin (Harry) is CFO of a hospital in Washington state. Son Tom is Army civil service in Okinawa. Susie is in Derry, NH, and Cathy has just ended full-time work to raiser her two of our seven grandchildren. We still run worldwide health business.” ■ Our sympathies go to Charles Northrup on the loss of his wife Eleanor in July. ■ We’re wishing a speedy recovery to Bruce Spaulding after his recent bypass surgery. ■ Dave Wilson is enjoying his eight grandchildren and assisting with Messalonskee lacrosse.

1955 from Southport. Phil spent many years in the headmastering business and is now our treasurer for the Academy Board of Trustees. And as for me, my wife Dorothy and I live just outside Richmond, VA, where I am fully retired but busier than when I was gainfully employed. Let us know what you’ve been up to.” ■ Joseph Quinn writes, “Still enjoying life on Paris Hill and going to Florida in the winter.”

1950 F I F T Y- F I F T H

REUNION

Homecoming 2005 September 30 and October 1 For more information, call or e-mail Beverly Roy in the Alumni/ae Office at 207-9662100 x266, broy@hebronacademy.org

FIFTIETH

REUNION

Homecoming 2005 September 30 and October 1 For more information, call or e-mail Beverly Roy in the Alumni/ae Office at 207-9662100 x266, broy@hebronacademy.org After a 25-year career in Washington, Bob Bird retired as chief federal lobbyist for General Mills three years ago. He is now an independent consultant for Radisson Hotels, United Healthcare Group and General Mills out of his Georgetown home office. He spends his summers in Wolfeboro, NH. ■ James Fenlason writes, “Retired from my position as director of special ed in 1994 after 32 years in the Springfield school system. Enjoying my retirement with golf, fishing, etc. Spend summers at Swan Lake in Belfast, ME.”

1951

1959

Fred French reports, “In May we held the inaugural U.K./European Symposium on Addictive Disorders, modeled after the annual Cape Cod Symposium on Addictive Disorders which I founded in 1986. The response far exceeded our expectations with 440 attendees from 15 countries.” ■ Jay Johnson’s work was recently part of a group show in New York called “artists at waterside: retrospective.” ■ John Rocray writes, “Still practicing law in Brattleboro.”

Nikita Kruschev meets with Dwight D. Eisenhower at Camp David • Alaska and Hawaii become states • Soviet Lunik II probe reaches moon • Frank Sinatra wins best album Grammy for “Come Dance with Me” • Boris Pasternak publishes Doctor Zhivago

Color My State Green! This spring, alumni/ae will be hosting receptions in Chicago, Denver, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington D.C., New York, Boston and Portland, Maine. Visit www.hebronacademy.org for more details. If you would like to help plan an event near you, please call or e-mail Beverly Roy in the Alumni/ae Office at 207-966-2100 x 266; broy@hebronacademy.org.

1960 F O R T Y- F I F T H

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1961 John Frechette writes, “Finally returned to Boston after 30 years. Spending 6 months on Cape Cod and 6 months in Naples, FL. Retired after 28 years with Owens-Illinois as VP human resources and chief spokesman in labor negotiations for the company and the glass container industry.” ■ Zandy Gray reports, “I was operated on for

prostate cancer this past spring. All was successful because I have regular checkups and do not avoid my health! I recommend the same to everyone and to everyone’s loved ones!”

1962 Jonathan Brooks writes, “Happy Two Hundredth! I have fine, faded memories of my year with you.” ■ Jamie Rea reports, “We are moving 2 miles from the hosue we built in 1992 to a small subdivision with a grass landing strip and a hangar. May retire from 26 years with Maine state government next year. Had a great party at Jim Littlefield’s where we saw Charlie Chamberlain and Pete Guild.”

Scott Harrison writes, “Transferred from Ramstein, Germany, to Charleston, SC. Still working communications for USAF as a civilian.”

Bernard Helm ’59 (right) chats with Deacon William Barrows.

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alumni et alumnae 1964 Nelson Mandela sentenced to life imprisonment • Warren Report concludes that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in assassinating President Kennedy • First class stamp costs $.05 • The Beatles appear on “The Ed Sullivan Show” • Jean-Paul Sartre declines Nobel Prize for Literature Jim deRevere and his wife Twyla are both involved with the Department of Homeland Security/FEMA. They recently returned from Guam where Jim was transportation director at Anderson AFB for relief supplies to YAP in response to the recent Typhoon Sudal disaster.

1965 FORTIETH

Class of 1964: Rick Waxman, Axel Magnuson, John “Smokey” Giger and Tom Hull.

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Christopher and daughter Heather. Daughter Kate in Boston with Bain Capital having graduated from Colgate in 1999.”

1968

Cory Friedman and his younger son sailed in the Laser North American Championship in June.

Our sympathies go to Bob Waite on the loss of his mother in August.

1966

1969

Reeve Bright appeared on national television and the front page of the New York Times in November. He was part of a team of lawyers making sure that Florida’s election 2004 ran more smoothly than in 2000. ■ Arthur Forsdick writes, “Retired, living in Glastonbury, CT, with wife Lee-Ann, son

Richard M. Nixon inaugurated • Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walk on the moon • Woodstock • “Sesame Street” debuts • ARPA, the precursor to today’s Internet, goes online, linking four major universities

Seen at Homecoming Class of 1964 • John Giger • Ed Gottlieb • Tom Hull • Axel Magnuson • Rick Waxman • Class of 1965 • Albert Lepage • Tommy Reeves • Class of 1966 • Reeve Bright • Chris Buschmann • Clem Dwyer • Class of 1967 • Rush Crane • Paul Goodof • Class of 1968 • Christopher Sample • Bob Waite • Eric Morse • Class of 1969 • Mark Lumbard • Tim Sample • Class of 1970 • Chip Baumer • Craig Clark • Henry Harding • Kim Kenway • Joe Poges • Ron Sklar • Ted Warner • Peter Welsh • Class of 1971 • Ray Brown • David Gould • David Jessich • David Lyons • Harvey Lipman • Stephen Pollard • Rick Rigazio • Scott Wilson • Lee Sawyer

James Brown works as an educator and landscaper. He also does worship and leads a cell group at church. ■ Richard Waxman recently completed his second year as managing broker for a small M&A firm in the San Francisco area. He reports that he bought his dream country house in Sonoma.

1970 T H I R T Y- F I F T H

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1971 David Jessich has recently returned to settle in Texas after nearly thirty years with

Class of 1966: Reeve Bright, Chris Buschmann and Clem Dwyer.

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Aramco in Saudi Arabia. He has retired from the oil business and is now looking forward to raising a grade-school-age son, leadership in the local Boys Scouts of America, and competitive sailing. ■ Harvey Lipman reports, “I was pleased to see so many ’71 classmates at Hebron 200. We had one of the larger groups attend. Newly-elected trustee Scott Wilson attended his first meeting of the board. (He follows Peter Keller, Chuck Glovsky and me!) Dave Jessich, having spent his entire career in Saudi Arabia, visited Hebron for the first time since graduation. Rick Ragazio, forever young, is still playing hockey, albeit in a no-check league. In the spirit of the day, David Lyons gave out copies of a 1928 topographical map of Hebron. David Gould and his wife Ann arrived just in time for luncheon lobster rolls. We witnessed one of the most poignant moments in the history of Hebron Academy, the proclaiming of the beginning of the Third Century, as the School Building clock chimed noon with 12 long peals.” ■ Rick Rigazio was on campus

all weekend and told some great stories about Hebron hockey and the continued hockey success of his Hebron teammates during their college days. Rick is in sales leadership for a fabric manufacturer. ■ Scott Wilson attended the bicentennial festivities, as well as attending his first board meeting as a new trustee. Scott is teaches math at Noble and Greenough School.

1972 Our sympathies go to Mary Gallant Bley on the loss of her father in July and to Steve Gates on the loss of his mother in August. ■ Mary Gallant Bley returned to campus for the first time in a long time. Mary and her family live in Texas. Her two children are now finished with college and she has her eye on retirement in a few years, after many years of public service in Texas. ■ Steve Gates attended the Bicentennial weekend along with his wife Joan and their two grade schoolers Nick and Zoe. ■ Bruce Hunter attended the


alumni et alumnae Seen at Homecoming

Class of 1970: Peter Welsh, Henry Harding, Kim Kenway, Joe Poges, Craig Clark, Ron Sklar and Chip Baumer. Homecoming festivities and told about the new company he founded which is involved in appraising commercial and institutional property. ■ Dave Jacobs was on campus all weekend with his wife Connie and their twin grade schoolers, Daniel and Mary Elise. Dave is a commercial accounts executive with Staples. ■ Regis Lepage popped up in the “Faces in the Crowd” section of Sports Illustrated in June. Regis won his first national event, the Super Comp drag racing championship at the NHRA’s MAC Tools Gatornationals. Regis and Carolyn attended the Friday homecoming dinner. ■ We were glad to see Judd Lowe on campus, too. He leads marketing and sales for a software firm. ■ Jeff Scott also attended Homecoming and let us know that he now ministers to two parishes in Maine. ■ The Gates, D’Agincourts, and Jacobs families, along with Nick Carter, Cy Cook and Rick Rigazio ’71 all bunked together at a local bed-and-breakfast during the Bicentennial weekend. There were many great Hebron memories exchanged well into the night during their stay together. The “fellas” also recounted the fun of a reunion Nick hosted in June (to celebrate some '50' birthdays). Attendees included the Doug Garvin ’73 family, the Rick Garvin ’72 family, the Gates, the D’Agincourts, the Cook family, the Jacobs and Nat Corwin '73.

Class of 1972 • David Jacobs • Steve Gates • Mary Gallant Bley • Hodie Holliday • Bruce Hunter • Judd Lowe • Jefferson Scott • Regis Lepage • Class of 1973 • Cy Cook • Paul D’Agincourt • Doug Garvin • Nick Carter • Jim Moulton • Class of 1974 • James C. Harris • Bill Linnell • Jon LeRoyer • Roger Clark • Class of 1975 • Ellen Augusta • Erik Bateman • Class of 1976 • Susan Crist Mowatt • Sue Gardner • Dan Thayer • Becky Webber

1973 Paul D’Agincourt and his wife Mary Anne joined the fun for the Bicentennial dinner. Mary Anne is a writer. Paul has started his own practice in psychiatry and is enjoying the greater flexibility offered over his former hospital affiliations. ■ Cy Cook was on campus Saturday and brought us up to date with his distinguished teaching career at Choate Rosemary Hall. His wife, Meagan Shea, also teaches at Choate Rosemary Hall. They have two grade schoolers, Eben and Emma. ■ Nick Carter was also on campus all weekend and made his classmates proud to hear of his new career, following a life-long passion teaching music to grade schoolers.

1974 President Nixon resigns • Patty Hearst kidnapped • The Sting wins best picture • People magazine debuts • Stephen King publishes Carrie Our sympathies go to Cole Harris on the death of his mother in October.

Seventy-Three classmates Cy Cook, Paul D’Agincourt, Jim Moulton and Nick Carter catch up with former headmaster David Rice.

1975 THIRTIETH

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Homecoming 2005 September 30 and October 1 For more information, call or e-mail Beverly Roy in the Alumni/ae Office at 207-9662100 x266, broy@hebronacademy.org Erik Bateman writes, “I’m still waiting for my ‘75 classmates to come to southern California for a visit. Stubby, Linny, Sue?” ■ Jessica Feeley reports, “Busy as usual here in the County. House renovations, running the local food pantry and keeping odd hours as a victim advocate. Went to the girls’ Maine State Swimming Championships in February to cheer on Micaela and the rest of the Caribou team. I also joined in on a few for the Hebron girls. (However, I did not see them join in during the poolside “chicken dance.”)

Class of 1972: Bruce Hunter, Jeff Scott, Mary Gallant Bley, Judd Lowe, David Jacobs, Hodie Holliday and Steve Gates.

1976 Brenda Libby MacDonald writes, “My, how time flies! I’ve been teaching in special education for 25 years now-right out of college at UMF. My husband, Scot, is also a special education teacher. Our oldest son, Ian, is attending the local university (Lewiston-Auburn College) and our youngest, Garth, is attending the University of Rhode Island in the pharmacy program. Love to hear from Ann Heikkinen and Susan Gardner!” ■ Mel Nadeau writes, “Still keep in touch with George Hillier and Billy Kaneb ’75. Enjoyed one of the best fishing trips ever back in my hometown of St. Paul’s River, QC. Kirby and I caught a 13-pound Atlantic salmon.”

1977 Jane McKay Morrell was recently elected to the board of directors at the Jeremiah Cromwell Disabilities Center in Portland.

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alumni et alumnae 1979 Carter and Brezhnev sign SALT II agreement • Iranian militants seize hostages at U.S. embassy in Teheran • Radiation released from Three Mile Island nuclear plant • First class stamp costs $.15 Brian Cloherty is a pilot for Northwest Airlines. Brian was able to attend Hebron’s Bicentennial celebration in October. He

Weddings 1985 Juliet Chase and Will Bailey, on July 31, 2004, in Hebron.

1986 Sarah Devlin and Peter Fallon, on October 30, 2004, in Portland.

1988 Jenn Willey and Frank Algieri, September 4, 2004, in Freeport.

1990 Michelle Nowinski and Stephen Brann, August 2002. Melissa Eiler and Toby White, on August 16, 2003.

Faculty and Staff Emily Gilmer and Robert Caldwell, on August 28, 2004. Sheila Brown and Peter Suydam on August 21, 2004.

currently lives in Minnesota with his wife Cindy and three children. ■ Megan McCarthy Jackel is living in Worcester, MA, She and her husband have two daughters, ages 13 and 9. Megan was sorry she couldn’t make it to her 25th reunion in October. ■ Marjie Needham is director of counseling at Worcester Academy. ■ Our sympathies go to Alan Schwartz on the death of his mother in October. ■ John Sheperdson lives in Danville, CA, with his wife and two children, ages 13 and 11. John is starting his 22nd year working for Avis Rental Car. He was sorry he couldn’t make it back to Homecoming, and says “hello” to all.

1980 T W E N T Y- F I F T H

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1982 Jeanne Kannegieser writes, “I have recently been acutely reminded of Hebron’s early 1980s staff/coaches/teachers who, over two years, slowly broke through (somewhat) a stubborn teenage stupor. I am very appreciative of (almost) all the attention (remedial included!) I received as a student.

Former Faculty Emily Hinman and William Walker, on June 12, 2004, at Squam Lake, New Hampshire.

New Arrivals 1985 To Tammy and Doug Johnson, a daughter, Abrielle Stephanie Johnson, on September 22, 2004. To Chris and Barbara Holler Smith, a daughter, Grace, in September 2004.

1986 To Heather and Tony Cox, a daughter, Olivia Walker Cox, on June 26, 2004.

Go Lumberjacks (what a great mascot)!” ■ Jon Rising is a pilot for Jet Blue Airlines. He and his wife Lynn live in Ocala, FL, with their cats Pratt and Whitney.

1983 Marc Van Gestel writes, “Living in Ann Arbor, MI. Working as a pilot for Northwest Airlines. Skiing, running, life is good. Love to hear from classmates. MVG211@ yahoo.com.”

Seen at Homecoming Past Faculty • Jay Woolsey • Helen and Dick Davidson • Margery MacMillan • Chris Ayers • Evan West • Amy Briesch • Pauline and Spike Veayo • Gillian and Nat Harris • Bob Crist • David Rice

1984 Soviet Union withdraws from Summer Olympics • Bell system broken up • Martina Navratilova and John McEnroe win Wimbledon • Apple Macintosh computer debuts • “Terms of Endearment” wins best picture

1985 TWENTIETH

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1986 Harper Ingram Wong writes, “I have a friend out here who’s sending his son to boarding school in New Hampshire this

coming fall and I’ve had to recount my experience and adventures at Hebron with their whole family. It's been a tremendous walk down memory lane (has it really been 18!! years?!) with all of the questions that they've had. I hate to admit that I almost consider myself a Californian, but after fourteen years and no family left on the East Coast—well, this has become home. I live in Danville, 30 miles east of San Francisco, with my husband, Elbert, and our two sons Garrison (7) and Conner (4). I have been at my current job with Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corp (MGIC) for almost seven years as senior account manager and still love it. I still keep in touch with some Hebronians, and always look forward to hearing how life is for many more in the magazine. I will try to be at Homecoming ’06 for #20—I believe I missed #10 for my wedding! I hope all is well at Hebron. I think of Hebron often and I don’t believe I’ve ever had a run-on sentence since Mr. Willard’s class. For incoming students: When you think you’ll never need to use what you’re learning at Hebron in real life, think again.”

1987 Elizabeth Curtin Hayes writes, “Hello to my classmates. We’re enjoying the Pacific Northwest. Love to hear from anyone.” ■ Ayumi Horie writes, “After a fairly nomadic existence, I’m settled now in the Hudson River Valley after buying an old church which is in the process of a major renovation. I’m working at an artist residency program called the Women’s Studio Workshop, teaching ceramics and working as a potter.” ■ Kate Thoman Crowley writes, “Will be moving back to Boston in August. We’re looking forward to being back in New England.” ■ Congratulations to Kristin Wright who recently received the Achiever Award from the New England Educational Opportunity Association.

1991 To Tasha and John Robinson, a daughter, Julianna Bailey, on July 29, 2004.

1993 To Jennifer and Marko Radosavljevic, a son, Nikolas, on August 7, 2004.

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Judy Harris Osojnicki ’83, Molly Bloomingdale and Debbie Beacham Bloomingdale ’83.


alumni et alumnae Class of 1984. Alumni/ae include, from left to right: Samantha Lee Goodwin, Deb Schiavi Cote, Josh Freed, John Donahue, John Suitor, Art Rotch, Larry Sparks, Dave Hathaway, John Dill, Steve Liberty, Ben Gardner and Ian Ormon.

Seen at Homecoming Kristin is executive director of the Washington County Children’s Program, which helps children with special needs and their families.

1988 Bonnie Gregory Buelow writes, “I’m teaching reading at the middle school level. I live in central New York with my husband, Kyle, and our two dogs, Otis and Rufus.” ■ Laird Kaplan reports, “Back in NY for now. Hope to hear from you all!” ■ Vance Loiselle writes, “Married nine years to wife Carolyn, with two children, Jacqueline (4) and Peter (2). Currently cofounder and vice president of marketing at BladeLogic software in Waltham, MA.” ■ Rob Quigley writes, “Since November 2003 I’ve been serving as the deputy state chief information officer for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger out here in Cali. I work on information technology policy and web communications. If you live in the area or are passing through, give me a holler. Would like to say hi to my pal Ceci Cleary and to my soccer pals too!”

1989 Chinese students take over Tiananmen Square in Beijing • Communist Romanian government overthrown • Berlin Wall opens to West • Tanker Exxon Valdez spills crude oil in Alaska • Bobby McFerrin’s “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” wins song of the year Grammy Hugh Kirkpatrick is living and working in California but says he’s trying diligently to move back to New England. ■ Sara Shaw is working as a consultant for the Family Service Agency of San Francisco in child development.

1990 FIFTEENTH

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Homecoming 2005 September 30 and October 1 For more information, call or e-mail Beverly Roy in the Alumni/ae Office at 207-9662100 x266, broy@hebronacademy.org Michelle Nowinski Brann is a high school social studies teacher at Wells-Ogunquit

High School in southern Maine. ■ Peter Koson is the winter site manager at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station.

1992 Katherine Hiss was recently awarded a child development associate credential in recognition of outstanding work with young children. She is the assistant site director at the Daisy Garden MCA childcare site in Lewiston.

1991 Scott Nelson writes, “I’ve recently returned from nine months in England and India, where I was doing fieldwork for my PhD in international development. I’m planning to spend the next 12 months at home in Colorado working on my dissertation and skiing whenever possible.” ■ John Robinson and his wife are “quickly learning the true depth of sleep-deprivation that comes along with being first-time parents.” In November, John was elected to the Maine State House. He’ll represent a district that includes Raymond, Frye Island and parts of Poland and Standish.

1994

Color My State Green! This spring, alumni/ae will be hosting receptions in Chicago, Denver, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington D.C., New York, Boston and Portland, Maine. Visit www.hebronacademy.org for more details. If you would like to help plan an event near you, please call or e-mail Beverly Roy in the Alumni/ae Office at 207-966-2100 x 266; broy@hebronacademy.org.

Nelson Mandela elected president of South Africa • Newt Gingrich named Speaker of the House • First class stamp costs $.29 • White House launches web page • Schindler’s List wins best picture Emily Harvey reports, “I am now a graduate student at Clark University, working on my master’s in environmental science and policy. My research is on the relationship between land use change and climate change in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. I won a Fulbright to study management of protected areas in Paraguay in 2005. In 1998 I graduated from Wellesley College,

Class of 1978 • David Stotler • Martin Kuchler • Forbes MacVane • Marc Roy • Nancy Briggs Marshall • Class of 1979 • Stephen Jeffries • Jane Harris Ash • Mary P. BerginFinn • Toby Gardner • Karen Holler • Peter Wattles • Brian Cloherty • Gena Canning • Class of 1980 • Lisa Gardner • Andrew Smith • Troy Kavanaugh • Todd Danforth • Class of 1981 • Nat Harris • Ed Stebbins • Class of 1983 • Annie Ader • Arne Rosenhagen • Judy Harris Osojnicki • Debbie Beacham Bloomingdale • Class of 1984 • Debbie Schiavi Cote • John Donahue • Jeffrey Dow • Josh Freed • Mark Galos • Ben Gardner • John Leamon • Samantha Lee Goodwin • Steve Liberty • Ian Ormon • Larry Sparks • Thomas Bryant • Jay Doherty • Art Rotch • Dave Hathaway • John Dill • John Suitor • Class of 1985 • Michael Silverman • Ned Sullivan • Julie Chase Bailey • Kathryn Gardner • Eric Shediac • Class of 1986 • Carl Engel • Scott Downs • Peter Fallon • Class of 1987 • Tracy Jenkins Spizzuoco • Class of 1988 • Meredith Tarr • Jen Berman • Nickie Drouin Salemi • Class of 1989 • Tim Cassidy • Amy Clark • Kimberly Housman • Jim Jenkins • Charlie Seefried • Class of 1990 • Matthew Callahan • Andrew Haskell • Laurie Huntress • Brett Martel • Jen Walker • Jim Hill • Class of 1991 • Niki Chase • Lynn Holabird • Scott Nelson • Class of 1993 • Seth Dick • Class of 1994 • Jamie Estabrooks • James Clifton • Beth Davis • Laura Hemond Bouchard • Jed Kutzen • Emily Rines • Wolfgang Stacey

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alumni et alumnae with a double major in environmental science and Spanish. I then joined the Peace Corps, and worked with primary school teachers to implement environmental education in Paraguay for two years. We planted endangered tree seedlings, put on teacher workshops, planted the school garden, and created a school library with help from Maine schools.”

1995 TENTH

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Homecoming 2005 September 30 and October 1 For more information, call or e-mail Beverly Roy in the Alumni/ae Office at 207-9662100 x266, broy@hebronacademy.org Alyssa Doherty is teaching English and coaching soccer and lacrosse at the Ethel

Seen at Homecoming Class of 1995 • Jamie Black • Shannon Connolly Shanning • Michael Flaherty • Bethanne Robinson Graustein • Jamie Roche • Class of 1996 • Devon Biondi • Sarah Kutzen • Andy Stephenson • Katharine Stearns Moore • Class of 1997 • Jon Boehmer • J.R. Duvall • Christiane Wiederhold • Class of 1998 • Kate Belanger • Andrew Estroff • Kirsten Ness • Karen Sanborn • Class of 1999 • Amanda Walther • Chad Lauze • Jake Leyden • Jenny Agnew • Class of 2000 • Pat Taylor • Delian Valeriani • Erik Yingling • Class of 2001 • Anais Wheeler • Stu Hedstrom • Class of 2002 • Leah Hedstrom • Maren Worley • James LeBlanc • Class of 2003 • Corinne Nielsen • Kat Koenig • Adam Rousseau • Sarah Shine • Troy Bryant • Evan Capps • Shayna Magur • Laura Meyer • Françoise Villedrouin • Class of 2004 • Lisa Lundstrom • Jason Knopp • Elliot Watts • Chelsea Lipham • Carrie Curtis • Casey Hilton • Jamie Quinlan • Beth Potvin • Jason Staats • Cindy Lebel • Helen Unger-Clark • Ashley Sterling • Bo Warrick • Brittany Crush • Matt Morton • John Slattery • Sto Austin • Chris Nadeau • Shannon Kearney • Christy Little • Connor Rasmussen • Caroline Bauer • Jeff Scammon • Abby Lavigne • Randy Morin • Ryan Close

Mike Flaherty ’95, Bethanne Robinson Graustein ’95, Sarah Kutzen ’96, Devon Biondi ’96 and Kate Stearns Moore ’96 admire Gracie Donahue (daughter of John ’84) and Bobby Graustein. Walker School. She brought some of her soccer team members to Hebron this summer to participate in the Maine Soccer School and the girls thought it was hilarious that they stayed in their coach’s old dorm! ■ Sean Morey is playing for the Pittsburgh Steelers. ■ Bethanne Robinson Graustein writes, “Enjoyed Homecoming and would love to see more people. Still enjoying being a stay-at-home mom. I stay very busy running after Bobby. We are planning to add to our house this winter so that will give me something else to do!”

1996 Matt Blondin spent eight months in Pakistan and was promoted to sergeant upon his return to Edward Air Force Base in California.

1998 Marc Flaque is living in Manchester, England, and working for an airline. ■ Richard King graduated from the Air National Guard Academy of Military Science in July, and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Air National Guard. Richard is a pilot with the 101st Air Refueling Wing, assigned at the Air National Guard Base in Bangor. ■ Kirsten Ness is living in Old Town and in her second year of grad school. ■ Karen Sanborn graduated in May with a master’s in com-

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munication. She is working in the Bangor area at Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems as a community relations associate.

1999 War erupts in Kosovo • Twelve students and a teacher killed in shooting spree at Columbine High School • Senate opens impeachment trial of President Clinton • The Blair Witch Project becomes instant cult classic • Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On” wins record of the year

2000 FIFTH

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area. Taking a 2-year surveying class. Probably will return to Alaska as the job prospects for surveyors are good there.” ■ Derek Marquis is working at Pioneer Plastics in Auburn. ■ Arias Wan was named to the spring dean’s list at Boston University.

2002 Katie Curtis went to England with the Colby crew team to race in the Women’s Henley Regatta in June. Since then, she has been studying at the University of Otageo in Dunedin, New Zealand. She has seen quite a bit of the South Island and planned to travel around the North Island before returning home for Thanksgiving. Katie says she’s looking forward to being back at school with Carrie! ■ Emily Geismar received the William B. Wise ScholarAthlete Award for the 2003–2004 school year at the University of Southern Maine.

2003

Trent Emery graduated from St. Lawrence this spring. He majored in fine arts with a double minor in anthropology and outdoor studies.

Lee Barker was recently promoted to lance corporal in the Marine Corps Reserves. ■ Mike Myrick is studying criminal justice at Husson College in Bangor.

2001

2004

David Lisnik reports, “Attending Westwood College in the Denver, CO,

Shauna Neary was recently named Athlete of the Week at Mt. Allison.


alumni et alumnae Obituaries 1956

1926 Albert W. Penley died July 13, 2004, at his home in West Paris. He was born in Greenwood, the son of Walter and Lisbeth Murphy Penley. He worked for Chester Lamb at his store in Otisfield and was coowner of Penley Brothers Clothespin Mill in West Paris. Mr. Penley was a partner in Penley and Mills, Inc., in Bryant Pond. He was a supporter of the West Paris Universalist Church and a lifetime member of the I.O.O.F. in West Paris. He was a charter member of the West Paris Historical Society. Mr. Penley owned seven harness race horses and enjoyed fairs and harness racing. He is survived by a son, Albert Penley, Jr.; a grandson; three nieces; and a step-great-grandson. His wife, Marietta Smith, predeceased him, as did an infant son, a grandson, a brother and a niece.

1931 Albert A. Silva died August 12, 2004, in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Mr. Silva graduated from the New Bedford Textile Institute and also attended Boston University. He was a former member of the Country Club of New Bedford and the Southeastern Massachusetts Claims Managers Association. He was a charter member and former president of the Dartmouth Lions Club. Mr. Silva served in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater with the Army Air Force during World War II. He was awarded the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Campaign, Philippine Liberation and American Theater Campaign ribbons and the Good Conduct and World War II Victory medals. He is survived by his wife, Norma Sevigny Silva; a daughter, Roberta K. Harrison; a son, Mark S. Silva; two grandchildren and an aunt.

1936 Harlow Burns Currier died October 16, 2004, in Springvale. He was born in Thornton, New Hampshire, a son of George and Gladys Downing Currier. He played baseball and football and started in each game he played in nine years of school competition. Mr. Currier served in the U.S. Army infantry during World War II, and received the rank of First Sergeant at his honorable discharge. He worked at the Goodall Sanford Mill until it closed, then worked for the state of Maine as an employment counselor, retiring as supervisor of the vocational/rehabilitation program. Mr. Currier served on many civic committees and was an avid flower gardener. Mr. Currier’s first wife, Althea Hunnewell Currier, died in 1989. He is survived by his second wife, Louise; a daughter, Thea Beattie; a stepson, Michael

Gibbs; stepdaughters Linda Gibbs and Gail Jordan; and their children and grandchildren.

1937 Edward W. Martin died July 3, 2004, from complications of heart disease at his home in South Natick, Massachusetts. Mr. Martin graduated from Dartmouth College. He worked in the commercial finance department at First National Bank of Boston until he retired in 1980. He then attended Lee Institute of Real Estate, acquired his broker’s license and worked for Hill and Co. in Wellesley. He was involved in many organizations and was responsible for bringing the Farms baseball league into Wellesley. He served as president of Maugus Club, Lyons Club and Wellesley Tennis Association. Mr. Martin was a member of the Highland Glee Club of Needham and the Wellesley Choral Group. He was a tenor soloist at Second and Central churches in Newton. He enjoyed bridge, tennis, badminton, water skiing, swimming, snow skiing and attending Dartmouth football games. Mr. Martin is survived by Janet Kilty Martin, his wife of 25 years; four children, Jane Barberio, Edward Martin II, Diana Ganley and Jill Griffin; nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. His first wife, Marjorie Preece Martin, predeceased him.

1942 George Disnard died September 3, 2004, at his home in Claremont, New Hampshire, of an apparent heart attack. He served in the Air Force during World War II and the Korean War. Mr. Disnard was superintendent of schools in Claremont for 24 years, after working as a teacher and principal in the city. After his career in education, he was elected to the state House of Representatives. He went on to the state Senate, serving six terms and never losing an election until 2002. The town of Claremont recognized Mr. Disnard and his wife, a long-time music teacher, by naming an elementary school for them.

1947 Donald R. Kimel died unexpectedly on July 2, 2004, at his residence in Gloucester, Massachusetts. He was the son of David and Violet Olsen Kimel. Mr. Kimel graduated from Bowdoin College and worked independently in the travel industry for many years. An avid sports fisherman, he fished in Argentina and recently returned from a fishing trip in Alaska. He is survived by Joan Butler Kimel, his wife of nearly 46 years; a daughter, Pamela Grace; and two nephews. His brother Robert Kimel predeceased him.

Colonel Edward Bradlee Sleeper died April 9, 2004, in Portland, soon after being diagnosed with leukemia. He was born in Rockland, a son of Cleveland and Doris Bradlee Sleeper, Jr. After graduating from Hebron, he entered the United States Air Force. After serving at various U.S. Air Force installations as a navigator, he entered pilot training. From 1964 to 1968, while based in Okinawa as a C130 pilot, Col. Sleeper flew many missions under heavy combat fire; many times returning with wounded soldiers. He served as a pilot instructor and flight scheduler and was an advisor to the New Hampshire Air National Guard at Pease Air Force Base. During this time he earned a B.A. and a master’s in public administration from the University of New Hampshire. He went on to serve in a diplomatic capacity in Zaire, Norway and Belgium. After retiring from the Air Force he worked as a consultant with General Dynamics in Brussels and Finland. In 1992 he returned to South Thomaston and became active in civic affairs. He was an active member and past president of the Rockland Rotary Club and was recently re-elected selectman of South Thomaston. He loaned his plane or flew for Angel Flight and delivered Meals-onWheels. Col. Sleeper is survived by his wife, Astri Thorvaldsen Sleeper; two sons, Edward B. Sleeper, Jr. and Erik T. Sleeper; two daughters, Sonja Sleeper and Sylvia S. Seiler; two brothers, Henry R. Sleeper and D. Bradford Sleeper; two sisters, Harriet S. Miles and Martha S. Majunka; four grandsons and many nieces and nephews.

1959 Peter H. Williams died in a motorcycle accident on August 14, 2004. He was born in Hanson, Masschusetts, a son of Edith and Lester Williams, Sr. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Northern Michigan University and a doctorate in mathematics education from Indiana University. He and his wife, Rosalie, spent two years as Peace Corps volunteers in Sierra Leone, West Africa. While in graduate school, Mr. Williams taught middle school mathematics. In 1970, he began his college teaching career at Indiana University, Northwest. In 1973, he returned to Maine and joined the faculty at the University of Maine at Farmington, where he pursued his love of teaching in the departments of Education and Mathematics. Mr. Williams worked at Cianbro as a training director in 1975 and was vice president of personnel and safety in 1985. He then returned to the University of Maine at Farmington, where he was chaired various mathematics, computer and science departments. In the fall of l976, Mr. Williams served briefly as interim head of MCI, assuming responsibilities for the opening of school, scheduling classes and oversight of the MCI community. He also served as the chair of the SAD #53

Board. In 1995, he was appointed to the MCI Board of Trustees, serving until 2003. He was vice-chair of the board during his second term. He and his wife traveled extensively, including four months teaching in Beijing, China in 1999, a trip to Great Britain in 2002, and a six-month trip across the United States in 2004. At the time of his death, Mr. Williams was a consultant and statistical analyst for the Maine Health Research Institute and had participated in a number of projects to improve health care in Maine. The team of which he was a member had developed a nationally accepted model for cost-effective delivery of HIV treatment. Mr. Williams is survived by his wife of 43 years; two sons, Dan and Jeff Williams; and four brothers, Lester, Lew, John and Lloyd.

Former Faculty Vernon L. Wood died June 17, 2004, at his home in Orleans, Massachusetts. He was the husband of Eva R. (Staples) Wood for 57 years. Born and raised in Lynn, he earned a bachelor’s degree from Tufts University, studied at the University of Grenoble, France, and earned a master’s degree from Trinity College. Mr. Wood served with the 2nd Division Infantry, U.S. Army, in World War II. He was wounded at the Battle of the Bulge in 1944 and awarded the Purple Heart. After his discharge from the Army, he worked for the U.S. Postal Service before beginning his teaching career. He taught foreign languages at Bridgton Academy and Hebron Academy, until retiring in 1991. Besides his wife, survivors include a sister, Marjorie Weinstein; two sons, Grant J. Wood ‘67 and Stephen J. Wood ‘74; and a granddaughter. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Cape Cod, 270 Communication Way, Hyannis, MA 02601.

Other Deaths Samuel Stanton ’31, on August 29, 2003, in Canaan, CT. Ernest “Hal” Pottle ’37, in 2003. Donald V. Shannehan, Sr. ’37, on August 20, 2003. Dana T. Merrill ’63, on January 16, 2004. Albert “Sandy” McReel ’80, in April 2004.

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hebroniana Profit and Loss On May 2, 1866, treasurer C. C. Cushman submitted this report to the Board of Trustees; essentially a statement showing the school’s income and expenses for the year just finished. This simple sheet gives us many clues to the working of the school at that time—and raises a few questions.

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n the income side, we see that the board began the year with a balance of $121.54. They earned $55.00 in rent from a J. M. Drew, possibly for Trustee House, which was nominally the school’s boarding house. More curious are the two lines showing interest income and income from principal. Were the trustees in the business of lending money? And what item is missing that you might expect to see?

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Many of the expenses are for items we are familiar with today. Repairs, cleaning, furnishings, printing, heat and so forth. Note that they spent $12.00 for chairs and $16.00 on firewood for the year. They were heating just two buildings—the Academy and Trustee House—and only for the spring, summer and fall terms. There was no winter term at that time, sparing the expense of heating the buildings during January and February. (The Academy chapel was built the following year.) Collectively, the trustees were paid $33.86. They were reimbursed for the time they spent at meetings and for their travel. There were two preceptors (headmasters) that year. Alanson C. Herrick took a leave of absence and was replaced by Dudley P. Bailey for one term. Together the men were paid $210. But by far the largest item is $530 “loaned the past year.” It does seem that the trustees were in the money-lending business, but why and to whom we have yet to discover. The trustees’ minutes reveal lists of “interest due” and “notes due” in addition to property owned in Hebron and in Monson (part of a grant to the school), but we’re not sure what the notes were for. What don’t we see? Tuition on the income side and faculty salaries on the expense side. Why? At that time, the preceptor was paid a salary, plus tuition. It was then up to him to hire and pay his teachers. We know that in the 1866–1867 school year, tuition was $5.00 to $6.00 per term, depending on courses taken. There were four teachers in addition to the preceptor: Ernest Borchers, professor of modern languages; Miss Sarah C. Bailey, preceptress; Miss Nellie Howe, assistant; and Miss Lucinda Barrows, music. All in all, it’s a good thing that the Academy began its fiscal year with $121.54 in the bank, because expenses were slightly more than income for that year.


Our mini midway was a hit with kids of all sizes.

Andy Churchill ’10 clarifies a timeline event at the Middle School History Fair.

Phil Smith ’49 admires a Stanley Steamer.

Noah Love ’07 quizzes Art Cooper ’49 in “Name That Head of School!”

Stephen Jeffries ’79 marches in the alumni/ae parade with Philip and Julia

Activities for All

Emeka Uwasomba ’06 assesses his options during Hebron’s shutout of Hyde (CT).

Sixth graders make cider with help from the Washburn-Norlands Living History Center.


Jeremiah Fleming, a.k.a. Hebron Academy founder Deacon William Barrows

Head of School John King

Zoe Gates, daughter of Steve Gates ’72

Bicentennial Faces Bicentennial Committee chair Kim Kenway ’70 welcomes alumni, students and friends

Chris Buschmann ’66

Marc Roy ’78 enjoys a new perspective on campus

Tim Sample ’69 told some wicked funny stories on Saturday night

Elizabeth Cole ’05 portrayed Nellie Day 1887 in a historical vignette

Ruth Tabenken, Senator George Mitchell, Gerry Tabenken ’40 and Albert Lepage ’65 at a leadership reception on Friday night


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