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THE PHIN A MONTHLY ALUMNI NEWSLETTER JULY 2021 • ISSUE 1 •

WHAT'S INSIDE... THE INAUGURAL ISSUE OF THE PHIN: WHAT IS IT? BY:

LESLIE HART

Welcome to our first alumni newsletter! My hope is that The Phin will provide information of interest to you. We will continue to produce and mail Perspectives each Winter and Summer to you, but we see this newsletter as a convenient way to keep you up to date on relevant happenings. The Phin will be sent out on the first day of each month and in each issue we will highlight an alumni, tell you about (and post photos) of the latest and greatest happenings at Prep as well as keep you up to date on all of the alumni events that you can participate in. We hope you enjoy reading!

Inaugural Issue Prep to Break Ground on the new Performing Arts Pavilion Our Alumni Celebrate Derby Style at Jubilee Alumni Spotlight: Margaret (Howell) Updegraff '00 Meet Prep's New Director of Communications 2020-2021 Alumni Giving

PREP TO BREAK GROUND ON THE NEW PERFORMING ARTS PAVILION


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Our Alumni Celebrate Derby Style This year Prep hosted its"Run for the Roses" Derby Jubilee on May 1, 2021. We enjoyed a lovely evening on campus in the courtyard where we bet on horses, auction items and reconnected with our Prep community!

Catherine Scarminach Lewallen '95 and husband, Jon Lewallen

L to R: Tom Cornelia '77, Debbie (Eakin) Cornelie '79, Erin Butler and Drew Butler '77

L to R: Mrs. Kathryn Ramseur-Riley, Maddie Frank '20 and Gilbert Ramseur

L to R: Shane Scibelli '91 and Walter Wilkins '91 with Prep faculty member, Kathryn Ramseur-Riley

Marisa Wojcikiewicz '14 with her parents Jamie Berndt and Eric Wojcikiewicz

Mackenzie Strauss and Sam Bauer '84

announcing our 2022 Distinguished Citizens Award Honorees

Parent Volunteer Award Gretchen Goss Leader/Friend of Prep Award Jim & Mary Coleman Alumni Award Sam Bauer '84 Educator Award Frederica "Freddie" Carson

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ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: MARGARET (HOWELL) UPDEGRAFF '00 Margaret (Howell) Up De Graff graduated from Hilton Head Prep in 2000. After graduation, she attended the University of South Carolina and received her undergraduate degree and her Juris Doctor degree from Florida Coastal School of Law. Margaret joined The Law Office of Michael J. Howell, P.A. in 2009 and is currently in charge of the firm's Probate and Trust Administration and Settlement Division. She is licensed to practice law in Florida and South Carolina and is a Certified Mediator in South Carolina Probate and Circuit Courts. She met and married Stephen Up De Graff in Savannah, Ga. They have two beautiful boys, Jorden, a rising first grader at Prep, and Howell (three years old). They currently reside in Bluffton, SC.

MEET THE NEW DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS Natalie Ellis joins Hilton Head Prep as the new Director of Communications. Natalie previously worked at Elite Resort Group as the Director of Marketing and Peacock Automotive as the Marketing Manager. She brings a wealth of marketing, social media and communications knowledge with her. She has a B.S. in Public Relations from Georgia Southern University. Natalie lives on Hilton Head Island with her husband James and their son, Tatum.

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2020-2021 ALUMNI GIVING Thank you so much to the following Alumni who generously gave to the Prep Pride Fund for 2020-2021!

Ms. Ella Alsko '20 Mr. Mike Bassett '92 Mr. Sam Bauer '84 Mr. and Mrs. Tom Berrigan '78 Mr. and Mrs. Brian Berrigan '88 Ms. Riley Brown '15 Ms. Mackenize Brown '12 Ms. Meghan Brown '09 Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Carmines '97 Mrs. Robin Cifaldi '88 & Mrs. Amanda Cifaldi Mr. Graham Coleman '90 Mr. Tom Cornelia '77 & Mrs. Debbie Cornelia '79 Ms. Margaret Crenshaw '85 Mr. and Mrs. Randall Ferree '06 Mrs. Linda Fraser '77 Ms. Allison Frederick '12 Ms. Megan Frederick '14 Mr. Cole Frederick '17 Mr. and Mrs. Paul Halloran '95 Mr. Keylan Hanna '15 Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hattler '91 Mr. and Mrs. Perry Hodge '87 Mrs. Shannon Kline '83 & Mr. Jeff Kline Mr. Mark Laken '17 Mrs. Catherine Scarminach Lewallen '95 & Mr. Jon Lewallen Mrs. Hadley P. Miller '00 & Mr. Doug Miller Ms. Charlotte Noble '74 Mrs. Carly R. Moore '05 & Mr. Dylan Moore Mr. and Mrs. Baker Wilkins '89 Mrs. Danielle Wilson '04 & Mr. Josh Wilson Ms. Marisa Wojcikiewicz '14

JULY 2021

RECAP: 2020-2021 ALUMNI GIVING Total Dollars Raised: $35,140 Total # of Alumni Donors: 28

GOAL FOR 2021-2022 Total Dollars Goal: $35,000 # of Alumni Donors Goal: 75

Let's crush our goals for 2021-2022!

The Alumni Giving link will be available starting August 1, 2021.

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Helen Cardamone '13 - This fall Helen will be starting a two year master's program in Fine Arts with an emphasis in Painting at The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia.

If you would like to send in an update click on the email icon to send Leslie a note!

Alumni Gatherings/Reunions

Do you own a business??? Send us your business information for our Prep Business Directory! Submit your information HERE .

Current Business Listing 2021-2022 Alumni Board Michael Bassett '92 - President Addison Goss Cook '06 - Vice President Andrew Hazel '06 - Special Events Co-Chair Andrew Kolb '00 - Special Events Co-Chair Claire Noonan '09 - Marketing/Social Media Chair Margaret Crenshaw '85 (SPA) - Class Reps Shane Scibelli '91 Catherine Scarminach Lewallen '95 Susan Ochsner '78 (SPA) Nancy Fish '83 (SPA) Leslie Hart - Director of Alumni Relations Margot Brown - Director of Development

JULY 2021

(L to R) Charlie Schroeder, Welborn Ferrene '89, Elizabeth Acuff, Lindsay Ames '90, Jonathan Wilson '89 and Robin Cifaldi '88 all connected for a mini Prep reunion at Fish Camp in June. Have you gotten together with your old Prep buddies or had a class reunion? If so, we would love for you to share your photos! Email Leslie at lhart@hhprep.org and we will put them in the next issue of The Phin.

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