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A Spin Around the World with Wesley Hsu 1999 In This Issue Duncan Lewis 1969 Glenn Fulk 1989 Annie Ornelles 2005

Message from the Head of School Summit School transforms students’ lives. In the pages of this issue of Echoes, you will read about alums whose lives have been shaped by the teachers and classmates with whom they learned and lived during their years at Summit. Artist Duncan Lewis ’69, whose sculptures can be viewed in the Piedmont Research Park and the International Civil Rights Center in Greensboro, describes Summit as “an intimate place that allowed him to foster close friendships and explore a wide range of interests.” Financial advisor Brian Holden ’01 celebrates the courage and confidence Summit inspired in him, noting that Summit “prepared him for life.” Award-winning coach and novelist Jay Callahan ’94 sees Summit as “a gateway to high school sports” and credits his Summit teachers with establishing his foundation and inspiration for writing.

Teacher and artist Winifred-Alice von Tresckow Napp Morley ’76 shares,

“my two years at Summit School impacted me as much as eight years of higher learning.” Architect Glenn Fulk ’89 learned from former Head of School and Latin teacher Sandra Adams that in learning a language one experiences culture, history and art in profoundly meaningful ways.

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Just as our students are transformed, so too are our faculty. Retiring physical education teacher and coach Capers Carlton, who came to Summit in 1977, describes his career at Summit in this way: “You spend so much time growing up here– whether you’re a student or a teacher like me–that Summit is ingrained in your life for the rest of your life.” Every member of our Summit community–students, teachers, parents, administrators and staff alike–engages in inspiring learning each day. And when their journeys take them beyond our Summit campus, our alums embody enduring values, attitudes and skills that enable and inspire them to transform the world. That is, truly, inspiring learning.

Michael Ebeling Head of School


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Table of Contents 2013-2014 Summit Echoes

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Michael Ebeling Message from the Head of School Studio Showcase A Summit Celebration of the Arts Duncan Lewis 1969

Summit has always been committed to

Winifred-Alice von Tresckow Napp Morley 1976

developing the whole

Reunion Events

child. When a student

Alums Return to Work at Summit Summer

has an interest in a

Jay Callahan 1995

particular area, faculty

Christina Tyler 2007

and staff encourage

Wesley Hsu 1999

students to explore

Glenn Fulk 1989

their passion. In this

Brian Holden 2001

issue, we celebrate

Capers Carlton Retirement

alums whose talents are expressed through

Class Notes Colleges Attended by Summit Alums

athletics and the arts.

On The Cover

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Wherever he has gone in the world, Hsu said that the confidence that was nurtured at Summit has helped him establish friendships with people of different backgrounds and life experiences.

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The School admits students of any race, religion, color, and national or ethnic origin. Summit provides a challenging curriculum within a caring environment to help students develop their full potential.

Studio Showcase

A Summit Celebration of the Arts

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“Connections” was held March 26th and 27th, a first-ever collaboration of the performing and visual arts departments in the Upper School. The event was dedicated to appreciating the artistic talents of Upper School students. The evening included a choral presentation, the Upper School Comedy, Promedy, pottery exhibit, visual art display and photography exhibit.

The Patrons for Tomorrow club was established to recognize those friends who have made provisions for a planned gift to Summit. Planned gifts through a bequest or other vehicles for giving can help you realize important tax savings while making a significant gift to the school.

Here are several ways you can support Summit and become a member of the Patrons for Tomorrow club: · A bequest through your will for a fixed amount (cash, stock, real estate) or a percentage of your estate. · A gift naming Summit as beneficiary and/or owner of a new or existing life insurance policy. · A trust or other deferred gift arrangement that can benefit both Summit and your family.

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Have You Included Summit in Your Estate Plans?

With careful planning, your charitable gift may provide steady income for you or a family member, provide income tax deductions, allow you to avoid capital gains taxes on highly appreciated property, and help you reduce estate and gift taxes. To find out more about estate gift opportunities and charitable trusts, please contact: Jeanne Sayers Director of Development Summit School 2100 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27106 336-724-5811


Duncan Lewis 1969 He further honed his skills in Sue Moore’s art classes, where the medium was an unusual one – toothpicks and Elmer’s glue. “It was kind of like building sand castles,” he said. “The guys were seeing who could make the tallest one. You had to hold the toothpicks and blow on them for the glue to dry.” He still counts animals as among his favorite subjects, but his resume also contains commissions from Summit to create an outdoor public fountain in honor of Dr. Sandra Adams’ retirement, a triple helix sculpture at Piedmont Triad Research Park and a series of bronze castings for the International Civil Rights Center in Greensboro. Lewis remembers Summit as an intimate place that allowed him to form close friendships and explore a wide range of interests, including cooking, Latin, Russian and theater. That experience has shaped the way he approaches the world, he said.

“It seems that I gravitate to small focused groups trying to do something creative,” he said. “I think that comes directly out of the scale and scope of Summit.” Duncan Lewis ’69 has studied art in Mexico, Japan and Israel. His sculptures grace a number of places in the Winston-Salem area, including Piedmont Triad Research Park, the Enrichment Center, Senior Services and of course, Summit School. You might say his career got its start with the first sculpture he made of a camel in clay while in Kindergarten at Summit.


Lewis’s father, Doug Lewis, was headmaster of Summit from 1957 to 1990, and his mother, Bingle Lewis, taught French there from 1962 to 1986. After high school, Lewis followed several older Summit graduates to Beloit College, where he studied anthropology with a focus on Latin America civilization. He spent a semester doing field research in Costa Rica and found himself sitting in a hammock drawing pictures of a local

woodcarver’s work. Something about that exercise opened up the possibility of pursuing a career in art. He came home and after graduation, signed up for a two week bronze casting class at Penland School of Crafts. He ended up staying over a year. “I saw hundreds of people being studio artists in one way or another,” he said. “I said, ‘Geez, I can figure out a way to do that.’ I’m still trying to figure out a way to do it.”

“I tell them, ‘Be willing to fail.’ Of course, that’s what we don’t want to do,” he said. “I think Summit was good at creating an environment in which people felt comfortable trying lots of things.”

While at Penland, someone asked Lewis if he could bake bread. On the strength of his cooking class at Summit, he said that he could, and was given the job of cook. Lewis spent a few years working at a small art school in New York City, but has been based in the Winston-Salem area since 1993. In addition to accepting commissions from a wide range of clients, he has followed in his parents footsteps as a teacher at Salem College, Winston-Salem State University, Sawtooth Center for Visual Art and Penland. He has taught welding and casting workshops as well as drawing classes. Much of his teaching experience involves working with people who have long been interested in art but have little experience or confidence. Once again, he has found his experiences at Summit are helpful. He encourages his students to be willing to try new things and he talks about the chances he’s taken in his own career.


Winifred-Alice von Tresckow Napp Morley

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When Winifred-Alice von Tresckow Napp Morley ’76 set foot on the Summit campus as a Seventh Grader, she was captivated by the artistic setting she found. The beautiful gardens, the architecture and even the interesting playground stimulated her creativity.

teaches photography, art and the art of game design for North Carolina Virtual Public Schools.

As an art teacher and working artist, Morley readily names orange as her favorite color, pointing out that there again, Summit influenced her. The school colors are orange and green.

At Summit, Morley loved being able to learn from visiting artists in the area. She loved Mr. Holli Nelson, who taught English. In one of her favorite class exercises, Nelson would have a student write a sentence and then pass the paper to the next person to build a story.

“My two years at Summit impacted me as much as eight years of higher learning,” she said. “Art was always important in our family, but was nurtured through the aesthetic environment and enrichment art activities offered.” Morley has taught art at Mount Tabor High School since 2008. She also teaches at the Sawtooth Center for the Visual Arts, writes curriculum for the NC Museum of Art and


Her son, Tres, is in the Seventh Grade at Summit, and her daughter, LoLo ’13, is currently a sophomore at Mount Tabor.

Morley went on to receive her bachelor of fine arts degree at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a masters degree in package and engineering design from Pratt Institute.

She feels lucky to have been able to teach art to so many people from different backgrounds, in different places with different mediums. For four years, she taught at Petree Alternative Middle School, where her students often faced challenges beyond their years. She often found herself taking her job home with her, as she worried about the challenges her students faced. “It was the hardest thing I’ve ever done. You take your job home with you,” she said. “These kids are living an adult life, but if you don’t give back, you don’t feel good.” She also taught art at Wiley, Atkins and Cook middle schools. Far from sticking to rigid formulas, she believes that anyone can learn to enjoy art. “I teach something that everyone can do,” she said. “If there are 24 people in a room, you have 24 solutions.”

Drawing on her experiences at Summit, Morley brings working artists into her classrooms. She is currently working with another teacher and art students at Mount Tabor to build an outdoor classroom that will bring a bit of the Summit sensibility to a public high school. “I think I have a special connection with kids,” she said. “I deal better with kids than adults. They don’t have the agendas that adults do.” She has also taught gifted and talented children in the Sawtooth Center and has challenged herself to adapt to teaching a variety of art courses online. After all, even creative people can get into a rut. “I felt left behind at age 53 with technology,” she said. “I still type with one finger, but I’m pushing past my block.” She encourages that same sense of adventure and courage in her students. “When I teach art, my ambition is not for all of my students to become famous artists,” she said. “It’s my ambition for every single one to walk out with an appreciation for art.” She hopes that her former students will be able to go into a museum, art gallery or any public place where art is displayed, and be able to discuss balance, composition and form. “Hopefully they will appreciate the piece,” she said, “whether it’s something they love or not.”


Reunion Events Classes of 2008-13 Lunch at Summit

Will you help Summit plan an event for your class? Please contact Sarah Dalrymple, Assistant Director of Development, We provide staff support but can use your assistance in contacting classmates and encouraging attendance.

Classes of 2001-2005 Diamondback Grill

Class of 1994 Way We Were May Frolics The 1994 Yearbook Photos

1994 Class Photo Here


Alums Return to Work at Summit Summer More than 30 experienced, energetic and excited alums helped make Summit Summer 2013 a success. Each contributes greatly to the experience of the campers. Not only are they knowledgeable about the facility but they understand our sense of community and passion for providing an outstanding learning environment. Their time here is a great way for us to stay connected to them!

Jane Cleland ’13, center

Taeylor Dickenson ’12

7Adia Davis ’11, center

Fred Crowell ’12


Sarah Pranikoff ’13

Cristina Rodgriguez ’08


Jaret Phillips ’13

Joseph Hilleary ’13

Hope Kelly ’11, center

Catherine Douglas ’08, center

William Heidtmann ’13, right

Lucy Jones ’13

Wesley Hsu ’99

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Colleen Moir ’10, center

Gregory McNeer ’12

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Bessie Rose Woltz ’10, Carrie Fulton ’10 and Libby Fulton ’12

Carolyn Ebeling ’09, Suzanna Roemer ’05

David Smith ’13

Jenny Sutton ’11

Eathan Trogdon ’12

Quinn Whitaker ’13

Christina Woodard ’11

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Jay Callahan 1995 As a young sports nut, Jay Callahan ’95, found Summit School the perfect training ground for baseball, basketball and the finer points of good sportsmanship. “Summit was a gateway to high school sports,” he said. “Most middle schools didn’t have sports programs at the time. At Summit you were with the same people all day long. You were playing sports with your good friends.” Callahan is Salem College’s head women’s soccer coach and sports information director, where he tries to impart the lessons he learned at Summit to the next generation of athletes. Summit also helped Callahan hone his skills on the page, because Jay Callahan has a not-so-secret identity as J. McLain Callahan, the author of Collisions, a modern suspense novel about two very different men who are brought together by a plane crash. Gary Baird, who taught Sixth Grade and also served as baseball coach, inspired Callahan both athletically and creatively. Like all of his coaches at Summit, Baird taught Callahan that a coach doesn’t have to yell to make his point. Callahan remembers watching The Voyage of the Mimi, a fictional adventure show about a crew that explores the ocean while taking a census of humpback whales. The series was produced by PBS and incorporated a number of scientific concepts into the story.

“The English teachers I had while I was attending Summit really encouraged students through the creative writing process,” he said, “and they started the foundation of my writing career.” 15

Callahan became interested in writing a novel after hearing a song, by the band Delta Spirit, about a plane crash in the mountains of Russia that killed an entire family. Around Thanksgiving 2012, he sat down and started telling the story of Murphy Kearns, a landscape architect who is working on a job on the Outer Banks and Victor Dancy, an air traffic controller who lives in Williamsburg. Because he was a journalism major at West Virginia University, Callahan understood the importance of creating an authentic world for readers, so he called on friends for advice on air traffic control and planes. Reviewers on the Amazon website praised the book as tough to put down, with compelling characters. The book is set in Pittsburgh, the Outer Banks and Williamsburg, which Callahan first visited as a Summit student. Callahan coached soccer at several local public schools and in youth soccer leagues before coming to Salem College in 2006. He has taken a team that went 1-15 his first year to go to an impressive 92-30-8 the last seven years. He is just eight wins from being one of the youngest coaches in the NCAA to reach the milestone of 100 wins. He has been the Great South Atlantic Conference Coach of the Year the last two years, and Salem reached the NCAA Division III National Tournament in 2013, after winning the Great South Regular Season and Tournament.

While at Salem, he has earned his masters degree in education and been able to fulfill a longtime dream of building his own team. He spends much of his time recruiting high school juniors and seniors, many of whom come from the western states. “I feel personally responsible for having this work for them,” he said. “They’re coming from across the country to play soccer for me.” The team has had its share of success in recent years and Callahan has enjoyed seeing how some of his quieter players have drawn on their skill on the field to develop into leaders. The team also succeeds in the classroom. They had a 3.4 cumulative grade point average last year, and they have won a national academic award in the past three years. “I’m not going to ever yell at my team,” he said. “Salem’s school philosophy is about empowering women. I’m not the dictator of the team.”


Christina Tyler 2007 School of the Arts and is a retired painting instructor at Wake Forest University. Her father is a retired ophthalmic photographer at Wake Forest Baptist Health. Her parents initially sent Tyler to Summit because they wanted her to have a strong academic foundation. Tyler realized when she got to high school that she was able to diagram a sentence (something other students struggled with) and apply the lessons of literature to real life, as her Summit teachers had taught her to do.

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After Summit, Tyler attended Salem Academy and then the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, where she majored in the visual arts. She enrolled in Virginia Commonwealth University intending to major in sculpture and extended media. She took a jewelry class and thought, “Why haven’t I been doing this my whole life?”

As a student at Virginia Commonwealth University, Christina Tyler ’07 spent two semesters last year living in a 13th century town with castles and dungeons with frescos all over the walls. Tyler, an aspiring jewelry designer, has always been attracted to visually stimulating environments. Many of her memories of Summit School revolve around images connected to some of her favorite teachers. She remembers Millicent Foreman’s (now Millicent Burgess) Third Grade Classroom for its bathtub with pillows, where students could sit and read. Deanna Moss, her Junior Kindergarten teacher, had a blue piano in her room where children would gather every morning. Tyler grew up on a farm in Davie County, but she was more likely to pick up art supplies then a pitchfork as a child. “My entire family are artists,” Tyler said. Her mother studied violin at the University of North Carolina


She expects to graduate this spring with a master of fine arts in craft and material studies with a focus in metals. Her interest in jewelry led her to studies in Italy last year with Linda Darty, an American jewelry enamelist and director of Eastern Carolina University’s jewelry program in Italy. Tyler has taught classes in dance and visual art to children at the Carrboro Arts Center and the Sawtooth School of Visual Art. She often taps her mother, who also taught art, for ways to help children develop their creativity. She hopes to serve an apprenticeship with a jewelry maker or attend graduate school abroad. In the meantime, she has enjoyed reconnecting with some Summit classmates that she ran into when she was visiting Winston-Salem last winter. “We had all these shared memories from kindergarten on,” she said. “I would go to a friend’s house and see that his pottery he’d made was the same as mine. Another had a framed picture of the class. It’s nice because it was a small school and you really had a connection all these years later.”

Wesley Hsu 1999 For Wesley Hsu ’99, attending Summit was like going to a family reunion every day. His two brothers, Hartley ’98 and Ryan ’01, were both there, as were numerous first and second cousins. At one point, his grandmother, Allene Broyhill Stevens (Heilman), had a total of 14 grandchildren at the school. For the active, curious Hsu, Summit was the place where he learned to channel his considerable energy and take his first steps toward conquering a fear of crowds. That experience served him well as a basketball player who has played professionally all over the world. Hsu has also played with Athletes in Action (AIA), an international organization that uses sports to spread a message of Christianity. “When I was able to do things through action,” he said, “I almost always excelled. So I felt like I was a successful part of the community even if my academics weren’t all that great.” Hsu recently retired from professional basketball, though he intends to play on mission trips with AIA. He has played basketball in Iceland, Taiwan, the Czech Republic, Israel and Kyrgyzstan. He has played both point guard and shooting guard and was named the most valuable player in 2012 and 2013 for the North American Chinese Basketball Association Invitational. “A lot of people in other countries don’t particularly like Americans, and especially American Christians,” he said, “but when you are playing ball you are all on the same court. It gives you a chance to show them that we are good people.” As proof of the power of sports, Hsu said that he played basketball in Palestine in Beit Jala, which is next to Bethlehem. “It was a fantastic experience being in the Holy Land,” he said. “Through basketball, I befriended people on both sides of the wall.” Hsu was particularly grateful for that opportunity. As a freshman at Elon University, he was injured and thought any hopes for a career in basketball were over. “I kept playing. Whenever I wasn’t studying, I was playing,” he said.

He went on to major in religious studies and continued to play basketball for fun. After graduation, he worked at Forsyth Country Day School as a physical education teacher. Former Chicago Bulls player Rusty LaRue was athletics director and basketball coach there. The two men got to know each other on the court and off. One day when Hsu was playing basketball at the YMCA, a man approached him and invited him to play And1 Street Ball, which is a traveling team similar to the Harlem Globe Trotters. Hsu played one game, realized how much he still wanted to play basketball, and asked LaRue to help him. LaRue called AIA about Hsu and he was offered a chance to play with AIA in Palestine. He went and from there, his professional career took off. Wherever he has gone in the world, Hsu said that the confidence that was nurtured at Summit has helped him establish friendships with people of different backgrounds and life experience. Mary Kerr, Hsu’s Drama Teacher, gave him the role of Chief Sitting Bull in Annie Get Your Gun. “I really think that was a turning point for me not to be afraid of crowds and actually enjoying playing to the crowds,” he said. He also remembers Neil Wilcox, his Fifth Grade teacher, with special fondness. “As most kids who had a lot of energy, I had trouble behaving in class,” he said. “Mr. Wilcox encouraged me and met me where I was and helped me get through a very awkward phase of my life.” After years of traveling, Hsu is ready to settle down and spend more time with his family. His wife, Holly, is expecting their first child this summer. He is not sure what’s ahead, but he can draw strength from his faith, his years of travel and his Summit education. “Thanks to my family and my time at Summit, I have always felt secure,” he said. “There were so many ways to feel successful at Summit. They encouraged athleticism, being artistic, adventure and travel. I was given a great model at Summit and I made lifelong friends. I felt successful and I always felt safe.”


Glenn Fulk 1989 Sandra Adams, former Head of School, who taught Latin, another class that Fulk enjoyed, also saw language as a chance to impart culture, history, art and more. “It wasn’t just the dry learning of the language,” he said of Adams’ classes. “It was learning about Roman culture. Mythology played a big role. We were reading Cicero and Julius Caesar.” Seeing the larger picture is something that Fulk tries to bring to his work as an architect. He came back to his hometown recently to try to persuade the Forsyth County Commissioners and city leaders to create a city center by tying together the new downtown public library at the former Sheriff’s Office with Merschel Plaza. Fulk presented his proposal during the public comment session of a Forsyth County Commissioners meeting in October.

As an architect in New York City, Glenn Fulk ’89 occasionally has a chance to practice the Russian he learned in Vera Konstantinow’s class, with Russian immigrants. Konstantinow, or Mrs. K., came to Summit in 1960, and taught Russian until she retired in 1990. In a time of great tension between the U.S. and Russia, Konstantinow served as an unofficial ambassador. “A big part of the draw of her classes was the chance to be exposed culturally to someone who grew up in the Soviet Union,” Fulk said, “and who was interned in a labor camp during World War II. You weren’t just conjugating verbs and declining nouns. You were getting an insider’s perspective on what life was like in the Soviet Union. She had a cartoon on her wall that said, ‘Democracy is not a Spectator Sport,’ which underscored her feelings about the life she could lead in America versus the USSR.” Attempting to speak Russian with Russian New Yorkers, Fulk said, is a tribute to his former teacher and is all the more fun because he is often told that his pronunciation is very good, for an American.


He was moved to get involved in the project as a WinstonSalem native with deep roots in the city and state, and fond memories of the downtown he knew as a child. Both sides of his family settled in North Carolina before the Revolutionary War. His twin sister and brother attended Summit, as did his father. Visiting downtown was one of his favorite activities as a child. His father’s business, Piedmont Music Center, was there along with other attractions.

“I always wanted to be downtown because of the tall buildings and activity on the street,” he said. “As a young child, asked what I wanted to do when I grew up, I would point to the Reynolds building and say, ‘I want to do that.’”

Downtown Winston-Salem’s renaissance over the last ten years has been impressive, he said. Putting the library at the center of the city would have tied all of the progress that’s been made – Restaurant Row, the Trade Street Arts District, Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, etc. – together. “A library is sort of the preeminent public institution. It’s the only place the average citizen feels like they have ownership of,” he said. “Other public buildings – city hall, the courthouses – you can’t walk into those places and feel like ‘those are mine.’”

connections between subjects that traditional education sometimes kept separate. “There were a lot of strong teachers across the board, particularly in geometry,” he said. “Geometry was not just mathematical there. It was also art, learning about proportions. In Latin class, we learned about classical orders. I think the really great thing about Summit, was you had the opportunity to do things earlier or a little different than you would in public schools.”

As a licensed architect working in New York City, Fulk has been involved in many different types of projects, including the Jet Blue Terminal at JFK Airport, Imagination Playground in Lower Manhattan, hotels and restaurants in New York, Los Angeles, Abu Dhabi and Minneapolis. He has also worked on a law library in Harlem, the renovation and expansion of a Brooklyn townhouse that pre-dates Civil War, and the renovation of a penthouse in the historic Sugar Hill district of Manhattan, which was Duke Ellington’s and Langston Hughes’ neighborhood. He has his own firm, Fulk Architecture Studio (FAStudio for short) and hopes to expand his practice to include an office in Winston-Salem. He appreciates how so many of his experiences growing up in Winston-Salem influenced his work as an adult, including classes at Summit that allowed him to dig deeper and make


Brian Holden 2001 Ms. Moss, Mrs. Sneeden, Mrs. Shores, Mrs. Spainhour Brian Holden ’01 can rattle off the names of all his Summit School homeroom teachers as easily as many people can name their favorite musicians or actors. “They were all special,” he said. “Everybody was interesting. There were characters everywhere. Summit was a great, well-rounded experience.” Holden remembers Karl Leonhardt, the science teacher, had exotic animals and Phil Wood had a dry sense of humor. “You didn’t get his jokes until you got to high school,” he said. Holden, a financial advisor and partner in Holden and Mickey, and also a lacrosse coach, said that high school prepared him for college, but Summit prepared him for life. There are three Summit alumni in his office and he expects his nine-month-old son will head off to Summit one day. Some of Holden’s fondest and most lasting lessons at Summit come from playing football. Coach Don Puckett was a bulldog who taught students never to give up and to enjoy the experience, whether the team won or lost. “No matter if you’re an all-star or if you’re the last player off the bench,” he said, “being a part of sports can help develop courage and confidence.” As a senior at Forsyth Country Day, Holden returned to Summit for an internship with Capers Carlton. One day his old coach delivered a lesson in character that Holden never forgot and has used in his own coaching experience.


Carlton told Holden that often the male athletes set the tone in a class. If they’re kind and considerate of others, the class will tend to pull together. “It’s nice to be important but it’s more important to be nice,” is a motto Holden has adopted as a coach. Holden played football as a high school student at Forsyth Country Day, but lacrosse was his ticket to a scholarship at Syracuse University, where he majored in communications. While many of his classmates stayed in North Carolina for college, Holden said that his reading of Joseph Campbell’s works, emphasizing the heroic journey, encouraged him to try living in a different part of the country. “I knew I wanted to live in Winston-Salem and maybe work in the family business,” he said. “I felt like for my heroic journey I needed to go out into the world. I think it’s important to get exposed to other things, other regions and other people. The good parts of a place will stick with you.” Holden worked in the financial industry for three years in Greensboro, before he returned to Winston-Salem to work in the family practice in 2013. He has coached and conducted clinics in lacrosse since graduating from college, and volunteers with Winston-Salem Lacrosse. As a coach, he returns to the lessons he learned from his Summit coaches. He emphasizes mastering the fundamentals of the sport and playing with courage. “The two things I preach the most are doing things the right way and having courage,” he said. “Even if you’re the smallest guy on the field, don’t be afraid to go in there and get the ball out of the crowd. If someone pushes you down, get up.”

Capers Carlton Retirement

Over the course of 37 years, hundreds of children and generations of families have loved and learned from Capers. Since 1979, in addition to teaching daily physical education, Capers has coached softball (ushering our girls from the era of slow pitch to fast pitch), track and, of course, gymnastics. Whatever the sport, Capers has evinced a fundamental appreciation of and belief in the capacity of each child to grow and improve—and, thereby, to succeed.

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Capers reflected on his enduring relationship with Summit children, their families and his colleagues:

After 35 years as a physical education teacher and 37 years as a gymnastics coach, Mr. Capers Carlton retired. In 1977, Capers was a junior at Winston-Salem State University cheering for a basketball team led by coaching legend Clarence “Big House” Gaines. Coach Gaines approached Capers, asking if he would be interested in starting a gymnastics program at a local school located on Reynolda Road—Summit School. Capers said yes, met with Bob Shirley, and was immediately hired.

“It’s amazing to teach at a school where you see little four year-olds grow into young adults right before your eyes. I look at them in 9th grade and remember how they were in kindergarten. They go off into their lives, have their own children and then many bring their children back to Summit– and I get to teach their children and watch them grow. Where else can you do that? I am so fortunate to have had a career in one place–and that place is Summit. The thing is, you spend so much time here growing up–whether you’re a student or a teacher like me–that it’s ingrained in your life for the rest of your life. . . Summit will always be a very big part of my life. It has had a lot to do with who I am as a teacher, a coach and a man. . . .As thankful as I am and as much as I’ve enjoyed my teaching every day, I’m looking forward to slowing down and smelling the roses—maybe traveling, doing some projects around the house, playing with my ‘toys’ (motorcycle and boat), and coaching gymnastics. I came into Summit working as a gymnastics coach only—and that’s how I’ll go out. I’ve come full circle.” And in this full circle journey, Capers has enhanced the lives of all those who have had the gift of knowing him. Over the course of the coming months, we will take the time to celebrate Capers’ gifts and contributions as a teacher, coach and colleague. For more information, call 336-724-5811.



In Memoriam ALUMNI/AE Bob Armfield 1950 April 8, 2013 •••

Jason Chrisitan Bostic 1980 April 13, 2014 •••

Vernon Ferrell III 1978 March 23, 2014 •••

Scott Graham 1965 January 2, 2014 •••

Janice Myers May 1971 July 2, 2013 •••

Sue Moore 1941 March 14, 2013 •••

Diana Kaye Phillips 1973 April 23, 2014 •••

Betsy Long Sprunt 1940 September 17, 2013 •••

STAFF Elizabeth (Lib) Glenn September 14, 2013 •••

Jerry Johnson February 19, 2014 •••

Sue Moore March 14, 2013 •••

Rita Reich January 29, 2014 •••

Edna Robertson July 3, 2013 •••

Katherine Ward August 28, 2013 •••

Mary Blalock Wilson March 28, 2014

Please send Class Notes to Sarah Dalrymple, Assistant Director of Development, or use the form, p. 29. Would you be willing to serve as a class agent and collect information from classmates? If so, please be in touch!

1948 Augusta Johnston writes, “I am still singing in the choir at

West Market St. Church, in the Greensboro Symphony Guild (since 1964), a member of the Rachel Caldwell DAR, do aerobics 3 times per week, play bridge and enjoy being with my 4 children, their spouses and 7 grandchildren. Three of my grandchildren have finished college and 3 will finish next year; the youngest is graduating from Page High School. I was recently asked to paint a pet portrait.”

1984 A recent article, The Generator Society, in Our State Magazine (May 2013) featured a home on Bald Head island owned by Lisa Tudor’s family. Lisa encourages everyone to read the article. She says, “I hope my generation or younger ones will appreciate that a simpler life is a better life. A simpler life promotes creativity, joy and satisfaction. We, the generator society, can only look back and appreciate what a blessing those conditions were. It would be rare to find today-but a gem to keep.”    

1987 Ward Williams married Annelise Spence in Tulum, Mexico.

The couple reside in Brooklyn, New York. Ward is a freelance musician and instructor touring with Howie Day and Rachael Sage, among others. Annelise is a commercial still life photographer. They have a Boston Terrier named Mouse and are expecting a baby in June.

1993 Brooke “Kristy” Corbello Smith celebrates her 12th anniversary


with husband Jason. The couple love their home out west in

Boise, ID. They have two young boys and welcome a third to the family this fall. Brooke teaches business courses at the collegiate level. Rachel Corns Kroll and husband Joey are the proud parents of 2

boys, Aidan (7) and Patrick (4).


Officer, language specialty, Arabic. He served a short tour in Afghanistan and two full tours in Iraq. Kyle was promoted to U.S. Army Major, Battalion Special Operations Officer, Zabul Province, Afghanistan. He married Leilani Gilliam of Louisville, Kentucky in 2008. They are the parents of two sons, Alexander, born in November 2010 and Henry, born in April 2012 and reside in Louisville. Kyle is deployed out of Ft. Knox.

1999 James Broyhill II took a passion for woodworking and turned

it into a thriving business, Heritage Handcrafted. Ranging from Adirondack chairs and chandeliers to celebration boxes and cuff links, James designs and manufactures furniture and gift items made from reclaimed whiskey, wine, and scotch barrels. “We’re extremely excited to be able to show that made in USA and made in North Carolina furniture still has great appeal,” Broyhill said. Heritage Handcrafted has been featured in Town & Country Magazine, Huffington Post, Thrillist, and The Winston-Salem Journal. For more information, visit or contact James and Bobby Grajewski:

Elizabeth Fulk Lincicome announces the birth of Eve Myers

Lincicome, February 4, 2013. Elizabeth and her husband Scott live in Raleigh, NC. Elizabeth works for the Heritage Foundation and Scott is an International Trade Attorney with White and Case, LLP.


2002 Zack Bacon was featured in SportsXtra in the Winston-Salem Journal May 13, 2013. The article, Everyone Wins, describes the relationship between Zack and the Reynolds High School community, Zack’s ‘home away from home.’ He works a four-hour custodial shift every day, interacts with hundreds of students, attends every basketball game, serves as team manager and assists the Demons in the dugout. The baseball team has a special award that has been renamed the Zack Bacon Award, “because Zack is the epitome of a coaches’ award: energetic, always upbeat, responsible. He is what every coach would want,” reports Doug Welch, baseball coach. There is also a scholarship named in his honor which has been awarded annually since 2006 to a Reynolds athlete who has made a significant contribution to the school environment. Kelly Kuykendall writes, “I graduate this year [2013] and have

Kyle Goodridge is proudly serving his country in the U.S. Army, currently in Afghanistan. He graduated from The University of Michigan in 2003 with a dual degree in History and Political Science and a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army. He served a year in Korea in Air Defense Artillery then served with the 82nd Airborne out of Ft. Bragg, NC, moving into Special Operations. He was commissioned a Captain in 2007 and became a Civil Affairs

a full scholarship to do my Masters in Math at WFU.”



Annie Ornelles ’05 Fulbright Scholar

Elizabeth O’Brien is engaged to Andres Ponce; a spring 2015

wedding is planned. They are both third year medical students at the Medical College of Virginia, in Richmond, VA, class of 2015. Both attend school on a School of Medicine Scholars Award, a merit scholarship recognizing outstanding academic achievement. Mimi Driscoll began working with the Winston-Salem Dash in

January 2014. She is a Sponsorship Services Account Manager.

2005 Will Grantham is enrolled in the MA in Management Program at Wake; he will graduate in May. Will received his BA in History from NC State in 2012.

2006 Patrick Caldwell graduated from Hampden-Sydney with a major

in Computer Science and minor in Spanish. He is currently enrolled at Wake Forest in the MA in Management Program. Katie Schroeder is working in Atlanta, GA at The Good

Samaritan Health Center and will be going to UNC School of Medicine in the fall. Jackson Sutton graduated from Reynolds High School in

2009 and UNC-Chapel Hill in 2013. He currently works for Ralph Lauren in Greensboro on the 3PL Operations Team. He says, “I still keep in touch with many of my Summit friends and consider them some of my closest and very best friends. Summit has been a special place for me and my family over the years. We have over 135 years combined as a part of the Summit family (Betty Sutton, staff, Jack Sutton ’71, Betsy Hoppe ’74, Jim Sutton ’81, Will ’04 and Blitz ’07 Hoppe, Jenny Sutton ’11, Will ’15 and Bo ’18 Sutton) and we all look back on our time there fondly. I feel that it is the very best education around and provides an environment where you meet life-long friends, grow into the person you are destined to be, and create memories that will last for decades. If I could go back and do one grade over, it would be my 9th grade year. I have so many amazing memories of 9th grade and am so thankful for the opportunity to have spent that year at Summit.”


Ornelles is one of nine Wake Forest University students to receive a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to teach English abroad during the 2013-2014 academic year. The Fulbright Scholarship is a prestigious international program sponsored by the U.S. government that allows students and young professionals to teach or conduct research abroad. “I’m a Fulbright Scholar this year, which is a one-year commitment. Last year I taught with a program called auxiliares de conversación en España, which was run by the Spanish government, and will hopefully return to that next year. Summit was always special to me because of how much all of teachers cared about their students, and because of how many “favorites” I really have. Mrs. Chapman was one of my only non-native Spanish teachers in 15 years of learning Spanish, yet also the best one I’ve ever had. I was able to skip two levels in high school because of her, place out of my language requirement in college, choose to enter the advanced grammar class freshman year, and study abroad in Salamanca a year early, probably because of how much I learned in her class. Mr. Rewald and Ms. Albertson both embraced and tolerated how scatterbrained, and creative-but-distractable I am, and used it to engage me as a student. Mr. Rewald’s Wednesday lunches in his classroom were always highlights of my week. I like to think that perhaps he’s part of the reason that my second major in college was English literature. Ms. Albertson taught math, which decidedly has nothing to do with what I chose to study. Despite that, I really enjoyed her class (rare for me and math), and was able to see the utility of it by the way she connected it to art, which has always interested me. Like Mrs. Chapman, Mrs. Roosa was a teacher who cared deeply about learning the basics correctly, and about being precise with the details and intricacies of her subject. Field hockey became a great athletic outlet for me – from being MVP of the team at Mount Tabor, to being MVP of the club team at Wake Forest University, to coaching children in the sport during my last two years as a teacher.”


McKenzie Folan ’10 Morehead-Cain Scholar

Making a Difference, an article in the recent issue of Buena Vista magazine, featured Blitz Hoppe and her father Mark, who was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma. While a student at TCU, Blitz has raised money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. She is currently an intern for the Society in Fort Worth and hopes to continue to organize events that raise money for blood cancer research. Cy Schroeder is a senior at UNC Chapel Hill, majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. After graduation, he will work as an analyst for Babson Capital Management in Charlotte.

2008 Mary Viriginia Ireland, a junior at Mercer University will be

inducted into Phi Kappa Phi. She is a member of Chi Omega Sorority and was selected out of over 150 chapters of Chi Omega sisters nationwide to attend a leadership event in Memphis.

2009 Dana Barnhill is a sophomore at Salem College and plans to

pursue a double major in English and Spanish.


Established in 1945 and inspired by the Rhodes Scholarship at Oxford University, the Morehead-Cain is considered the oldest, most prestigious merit scholarship program in the United States. Although the number varies, approximately 50 scholarships are awarded each year. “I’m currently on the pre-business track here at Carolina, and plan to apply to the undergraduate business program in the fall. The learning environment at Summit helped me develop good habits as they applied to the classroom: respecting others’ opinions, staying on task, focusing on my work, studying properly, and remaining accountable for my work and actions. Math was always my favorite subject. Some of my favorite teachers include Mr. Turner, Mrs. Rejeski, and Mrs. Stabolitis. Each of them made learning fun, developing ways to get their students involved in class discussion and activities. I remember popcorn points with Mr. Turner, standoff spelling bees with Mrs. Rejeski, and using small dry erase boards with Mrs. Stabolitis to do algebra problems. Each of these teachers made learning fun, something I think Summit does really well. Summit also helped me foster friendships that I still have today and for which I couldn’t be more thankful.”

Benjamin Carson, a student at Hampden-Sydney, was a member

of the 2013 NCAA Division III football championship team.

Carrie Fulton (right), a college freshman, was inducted into

The Cum Laude Society during her senior year at Forsyth Country Day School.


Colleen Moir, a college freshman, received an award from the

Grace Carter received the Cornelius Vanderbilt Scholarship, at

Winston-Salem Elks Lodge. The group sponsored a Youth Recognition Banquet to present awards to local high school students for academic achievement. Colleen received the Most Valuable Students Scholarship.

Vanderbilt University, which covers tuition plus one summer abroad. The award honors students who combine outstanding academic achievement with strong leadership and contributions outside the classroom.

Bradley Schneider graduated from Forsyth Country Day where

The 2013 Central Piedmont Conference swimming championships turned out to be a coming out party for Anna Hundley of Reagan High School. Hundley made the all-conference team, swam on the medley relay that placed second, and individually was fourth in the 200 freestyle and sixth in the 100 backstroke. “That was one of the highlights of my swimming career,” Hundley said. “It gives me a lot of motivation for what I want to accomplish this year. It makes me want to do all I can to help my teammates have the same kind of success.” Coach Ryan Michel said about Hundley, a senior co-captain, “she has the type of demeanor that enables her to get along well with different personalities. Anna has a nurturing nature, which is very helpful in working with young swimmers.”

he was Class President and President of the National Honor Society. In tennis, he was ranked 62nd in the nation (Tennis RPI) for all high school students in his class, and he played #1 singles and doubles for Forsyth. He is a freshman at Princeton University, playing club tennis, club squash and he has added an off-string yo-yoing component to the Princeton Juggling Club.

Emma LeRoy was featured in SportsXtra (Winston-Salem

MacGregor Ruffin was elected by her classmates at the Madeira

School to be the student speaker at graduation (May 2013). She was honored to speak alongside Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan, the visiting speaker selected by the school. Charles Martin French received awards for performance in theater, greatest contribution to the arts, and the St. Andrew’s Cross for Christian ethic and character upon graduating high school (St. Andrew’s). He is now a freshman at Northwestern University and sings with Purple Haze a cappella.

2011 Hope Arcuri has been named a 2014 Coca Cola Scholar. This year,

there are 150 scholars, five from North Carolina, chosen from 88,000 applications. The scholarship is awarded to those that show a thirst for knowledge and a drive to change the world. Each is given $20,000 to use at any institution and is flown to Atlanta for a four-day weekend. Condaleezza Rice was the keynote speaker this year. Arcuri says, “the weekend was the best four days of my entire life. I made lasting friendships with people who pursue excellence and success in every area of their lives, and I am more motivated than ever to positively impact our world in a huge way. I am so humbled and honored.”


Journal, April 2014). LeRoy is a senior goalkeeper at Salem Academy. According to her coach, Sara McCormack, Emma “has everything it takes to be a goalkeeper and a leader. She gets along with everybody and she’s laid back; it takes a lot to get her frazzled.” Next year she will attend Drexel University with the goal of working in the music industry. Elizabeth Meinberg was featured in SportsXtra (Winston-Salem

Journal, April 2014). The article describes her perseverance which has paid off: Reynolds High School won its first conference volleyball matches in at least 5 years and Meinberg says, “softball has really made a turnaround, this year we can stand our ground.” Elizabeth will attend Clemson University in the fall. Ross Osborn and Clark Osborn ’12, members of Boy Scout Troop

920, were presented their Eagle Scout rank awards at a Court of Honor ceremony at Centenary United Methodist Church. For his Eagle Project, Ross led a team of friends, Scouts, neighbors and classmates in the design and construction of four picnic tables and six sets of planters. They were installed at Summit. For his Eagle Project, Clark refurbished the pool basin area at Reynolda Gardens. Clark and his volunteers logged over 100 hours replacing deteriorating border logs, raking leaves, removing debris, planting trees, shrubs and 200 daffodil bulbs. He refurbished a bench, built two new ones and spread mulch.

Allen Pickett, a member of Boy Scout Troop 722 at Highland Presbyterian Church, received the rank of Eagle Scout. He refurbished the volleyball court at El Buen Pastor by leading a group of volunteers and scouts setting timbers along the perimeter. They also constructed and set two benches beside the court for spectators. Keenan Rogers has been accepted to the film school at University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Jenny Sutton was featured in the Winston-Salem Journal

SportsXtra (April 2014). Sutton, a senior soccer player at Salem Academy, wants to be an athletic trainer. Coach Sara McCormack says, “she’s aggressive, not really afraid of contact.” Century Gothic, a 3-piece rock band formed in July 2013, is made up of Emma LeRoy, drums, Ben Breakstone, guitar and vocals, and Brandon Mitchell, bass. Before Century Gothic, Emma and Ben were in a band with Gracie Nicklas-Morris called Grikey. Grikey made an appearance at the 2011 Summit talent show; listen to and download songs by Century Gothic at Christina Woodard, a Reynolds High School senior, earned national recognition in the 2014 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Her art is titled Self Portrait.

2013 Lauren Barnhill has been accepted to the North Carolina School

of Science and Math, fall semester 2014. Jonah da Luz was featured in the sports section of the Winston-

Salem Journal, September, 2013 in an article titled: Mount Tabor’s da Luz has soccer pedigree. Coach Jay Benfield says, “He doesn’t back down; he battles. Maybe that’s the littlebrother mentality coming out in him... He’s a kid that I can put on the field that I don’t have to worry about doing his job.”

2012 Colin Archer received Honors during the winter trimester at

Woodberry Forest. Ruthie Britton was featured in SportsXtra (Winston-Salem

Journal, May 2013). She has played lacrosse since middle school and now plays at Forsyth Country Day. Coach Shelley Horman said, “she is probably one of the most positive players I’ve ever coached. Skill-wise, she’s excellent and in attitude and coachability, she’s beyond what anybody could expect.” Graves Littlejohn was highlighted in the Winston-Salem Journal

- Making Strides: FCD boys runners seeing their work pay off, September 24, 2013. Coach Andy Clifton remarked, “Littlejohn’s mentality sets the tone (for the team).” Before last season, he had never run a 3,200 faster than 12 minutes. But that progress isn’t out of the ordinary for Littlejohn, who ran 17:46 at last year’s Seahawk Invitational and dropped his time to 16:50 this year on the same 5-kilometer course. “If you’re going to beat him, you’re going to have to put it all out there to do it,” Clifton said. “He’s talented, but he’s also a gritty and determined runner.”

Allen Corpening celebrated his Eagle Scout Court of Honor with

Troop 920 at Centenary United Methodist Church. Also celebrated were Cole Fuller ’10 and Huntley Brewer ’11. Gavin Grosswald scored both goals in Forsyth Country

Day School’s victory over Greensboro Day School in the quarterfinals of the NCISAA Class 3-A boys soccer tournament. The final score was 2-1. Joel Schneider was featured in SportsXtra (Winston-Salem Journal,

March 2014). His track coach Noel Ruebel, Forsyth Country Day, says, “he’s a very hard worker. He’s getting out of himself everything he has.” Joel reports, “I’m a jack-of-all-trades, a master of none. I’m not the top guy in the school in any event, but I’m No. 2 or 3 in more than one.” In addition, Schneider has done contract work as a photographer and has his own website. Jim Welsh received High Honors during the winter trimester at Woodberry Forest.


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