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From the Headmaster

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hen I first visited Kinkaid in the summer of 2012, it seemed to me that Kinkaid was committed to the whole child and to balanced growth in all-educational endeavors. Having not actually witnessed the School in action, however, I had to “wait and see.” Now, after having the pleasure of serving as Kinkaid’s headmaster for six months, I can proudly assert from first-hand knowledge that our school is truly committed to excellence in all areas: academics, fine arts, athletics and character development. The campus is truly alive with activity, and each week brings a fresh Headmaster Andy Martire with first grade super readers slate of athletic contests, visual and performing arts events and special programs. For example, we are fortunate to have an outstanding group of outside speakers come to Kinkaid each school year. Already this fall, Rice University Professor and presidential historian Douglas Brinkley mesmerized the audience with tales of Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt, and author Robert Edsel, who penned Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History, received a standing ovation in Upper School assembly for his captivating presentation on stolen artwork during World War II. While visiting speakers may serve as high-profile exemplars of Irish poet’s William Yeats’s expression, “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire,” Kinkaid faculty members perform similar feats on a daily basis. As you may have heard me say already—People make a school special—and our faculty are creating an environment in which that proverbial spark is lit in any number of ways. A Middle School teacher recently commented, “I feel like we are on the tip of an iceberg as educators and that the dissemination of information is changing exponentially!” To her point, under the creative direction of our teachers, our… •

PreK students are using QR codes to create interactive messages for their parents on the bulletin board during open house and parent conferences.

First grader super readers are learning to read past difficulty when they confront difficult words in their reading with their super power strategies.

Sixth grade mathematicians are working on a stock market project in which each group is an investment company competing for the highest profit made from investing in stocks from the NYSE or NASDAQ markets. (Perhaps the winning team could manage a portion of the Kinkaid endowment!)

Eighth grade historians reenacted the Constitutional Convention, taking on the personas of the delegates to the actual convention and debating issues of representation, taxation and the Electoral College.

Upper School computer science students can take an iPhone programming course and have access to a “Fab-Lab” that contains a Maker-Bot (desktop 3-D printer) and a laser cutter.

All Upper School technical theater classes have completed and critiqued a project-based learning experience called the “perfect cube,” in which students created a cube 6” on each side using materials found in the shop with accuracy to 1/16”

As you reflect upon your educational career, who was the person—or people—who lit your educational fire? I was fortunate to have many superb teachers as I was growing up. John Patterson, my sixth grade teacher at Calvert School, made geography come alive through his weekly slide shows of lands far and near. I could not wait to see the pictures from week to week and hear Mr. Patterson’s vivid first-hand descriptions! In my 11th grade United States history class at Gilman School, teacher Mercer Neale had us re-enact the famous duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr (sans bullets, of course!) and then took the class to Gettysburg so we could walk in the footsteps of Pickett’s Charge and see the topography of that seminal Civil War battle. People make schools special, and we are fortunate at Kinkaid to have teachers who kindle students’ passions and help them reach their greatest potentials. On behalf of all Kinkaid employees, I wish you and your family a joyous, prosperous, and safe new year!

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REUNI ON WEEKEND 2014 APRIL 4 & 5

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

April 4

April 5

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Reunion Classes Welcome Reception 6:00 – 6:45 p.m.

Alumni Open House & Picnic 11:30 – 2:00 p.m.

Presentation of Distinguished Alumni Awards 7:00 p.m.

Individual Class Parties Saturday Night

Cocktail Reception to Follow See Reunion invitation (coming soon to your mailbox) for more details! For more information, please visit www.kinkaid.org/reunionweekend

REUNION PLANNING COMMITTEES 1964 Claire Andreae Murray 1974 Maudie Overton Beard Mark Breeding Pat Frede Holly Hibbert Melissa Lyon Johnson Jay Manning 1979 Kathy Cullen McCord Susie Peake Ellen Weingarten Wagnon

1984 Shayna Goldstein Andrews Virginia Mary Thompson Brown Matt Deal Courtnay Tartt Elias Wendy Cochran Fatjo Tod Greenwood Carlos Hamilton Peter Shaper Jana Davis Wells

1994 Ellie Bullard Essalih Courtney Domercq Daily Meg Malone Leslie Ladin Strauss

1989 Webb Jennings Elizabeth Oxford Pagan Jason Peters Katherine Ginzburg Treistman Walter Weathers

2004 Jordan Allison Bailey Thomas Haidamous Brian Kaplan Whitney Rape

1999 Catherine Goble Alexandra Lacy Liz Evans Mann

Andy Martire Headmaster

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WINTER 2014

WINTER 2014

Contents Feature 14 Fueling the Fire of Education

Departments 2

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Around Campus 2 8 9 10 12 13

Campus Wide Lower School Middle School Upper School Staff Spotlight —Ann Cohen Faculty & Staff

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Athletics

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Fine Arts

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Class Notes & Alumni News

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2014 Distinguished Alumni Award Winners Alumna Profile Alumni Profile Alumni Leadership Day Milestones

On the cover: Remy Kalai '19, Riley Shaper '19 and Cole Vicknair '19 with Middle School history teacher Diana Kokernot

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THE KINKAID MAGAZINE IS A PUBLICATION OF THE ADVANCEMENT OFFICE OF THE KINKAID SCHOOL Tom Moore Director of Advancement tom.moore@kinkaid.org

Andrea Ibarra Gift Records Manager andrea.ibarra@kinkaid.org

Laura Renaud Advancement Associate laura.renaud@kinkaid.org

Emily Wynne Bolin ‘82 Manager of Alumni Activities & Annual Giving emily.bolin@kinkaid.org

Jennifer Pardee Assistant Director of Advancement jen.pardee@kinkaid.org

Cindy van Keppel Advancement Assistant cindy.vankeppel@kinkaid.org

Georgia Piazza Manager of Communications & Special Events georgia.piazza@kinkaid.org

Photography contributed by: David Shutts ’74 David Shutts Photography, Inc.

Jennifer Gould Parent Liaison & Volunteer Coordinator jennifer.gould@kinkaid.org

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Book Fair Our 63rd Book Fair was a resounding success! We hosted seven visiting authors, five of whom addressed students in the classroom or assemblies.  Over 300 families joined the fun at Family Night, where Pico’s Restaurant served a delicious fajita feast. We raised money for our libraries, bought wonderful books, heard great music, enjoyed spending time with friends and making new ones, and most importantly, shared a love of reading with our teachers and students.  THAT is the best! Many thanks to Book Fair Chairs Carmen Cooper 2013, Laura Kelsey 2014 and Elizabeth Hogan 2015 and their fantastic team of over 90 Section Chairs and hundreds of wonderful volunteers.  

See you next year!

Laura Kelsey 2014, Carmen Cooper 2013, Elizabeth Hogan 2015

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Chairs 2013 Chair Carmen Cooper 2014 Chair Laura Kelsey 2015 Chair Elizabeth Hogan PreK – 2nd Grade Jill Josephson, Kim Klevenhagen, Kim Lucas, Julie Peacock, Laura Ruthven 3rd & 4th Grade Evans Christ, Nancy DeWalch, Katherine Jones, Rachel Lawrence 5th & 6th Grade Vicki Price, Kirsten Weber 7th & 8th Grade Dameron Baird, Sarah Cooper, Alicia Garrison Bestsellers Shana Burrow, Blake Kunetka, Margaret Totz, Jana Wells Billing Gina Lamme, Jackie McGreevy Calendars & Games Jessica Jacobe, Cathy Watson Cashiers Main table: Jennifer Brown, Christine Williams Lower School table: Ellie Bale, Aynsley Letzerich, Amy Watson Cookbooks Jennifer Colter, Marcia Smart Faculty Favorites LS: Carolyn Anderson, Jill Holstead, Courtney Swanson MS: Janet Cravens, Ellen Wagnon US: Debbie Greenbaum, Sharon Hamat Family Night Marlo Bruce, Laura Chiles, Allison Crosswell, Jennifer Gilliam, Marlee Sikes Friends of the Library LS: Amy Goldstein, Camille Scott, Sandy Sturm MS: Robin Chandler, Megan D’Souza, Dana Oster US: Ellen Bass, Pat Johnson

Gift Books Elizabeth Galtney, Leslie Hull, Sarah Liuzzi, Kathy Masterson, Cheryl Monteith, Kate Searls Gift Wrap Anita Gaylor, Melissa Ison Grandparent Donations Nicole Gibson, Martha Kirkwood Graphics & Goodies Libbye Morell, Melissa Schnitzer Gurple Brooke Robertson Hospitality Kelly Beeler, Kim Deal, Gail Orr, Mary Smith, Jolynn Towns Humor & Sports April Abello, Mimi Marix, Kim Schuenemann Inventory Sonya Lloveras, Marie McAuley Paperbacks Kristen Buck, Alix Nakfoor, Joy Randall, Mary Eliza Shaper Set-up & Decorations Karen Baerenstecher, Ingrid Miller, Betsy Stukalin Signs Cindy Hanan Student Selections LS: Leisa Dillon, Natalie Horlock MS: Sheri Bailey, Cari Griggs, Amy Murchison US: Debbie Guinn, Courtney Mitchell Teacher Thanks Farley Erikson Underwriting Becky Pivec Visiting Authors Rachael Herz, Clare McLeroy Volunteer Coordinator Jill Deutser, Merritt Marinelli 2012 Chair Melissa Schnitzer 2011 Chair Kay House

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f you missed the Falcon Family Feast and Kinkaid vs. St. John’s Game this year, you missed the tailgate of the season... not to mention fabulous football weather! Over 2,000 Kinkaid Falcons gathered at Rice Stadium to enjoy dinner catered by Fuddruckers, an airbrush tattoo artist and a DJ – who rocked the house ‘til it was game time. A big shout out goes to Falcon Family Feast co-chairs Nicole Gibson and Elyse Kalmans and all the volunteers who made the event such a success. See you next year!

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Falcon Feast Chairs — Nicole Gibson and Elyse Kalmans


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Mary and Don North, Tara Mize ‘74 and husband Alec, Martha Lein (retired teacher), Eric Bodin ‘68 and wife Pat

Kinkaid Travelers Enjoy Mediterranean Trip A contingent of Kinkaid travelers was part of an 11-day cruise from the Walls of Troy to the Canals of Venice this September. They experienced the classical treasures and landmarks of Mediterranean civilizations as they toured the four seas aboard the Corinithian, a ship that provided an intimate sailing experience for its 100 passengers. One of the highlights of the trip was the opportunity to visit the Sicilian city of Siracusa, where the group visited the Greek Theatre. Kinkaid

Honoring Coach Levy Garrett In recognition of the legacy of the late Coach Levy Garrett, a special fund has been created in his honor. The effort to honor Coach Garrett, who passed away on December 27, 2012 after spending six seasons coaching basketball at Kinkaid, was initiated by Eric Dillon, Jeff Roberson and Larry Wilkins, parents of three players he coached, and Boys Head Basketball Coach Scott Zimmerman. Mr. Dillon says, “Coach Garrett was more than a coach; he was a wise mentor, a caring and loyal friend, and a true family man who lived his faith everyday.” Mr. Roberson adds, “Coach had a special gift for connecting with young people and their families. Everyone who had the privilege of knowing Coach misses him dearly.” Over half of Kinkaid Upper School students annually participate in at least one sport, and many play two or three seasons. In addition to tuition assistance for families of students who qualify for financial aid based on economic need, Kinkaid provides $150,000 in aid each year to these students for books, uniforms, trips and other incidentals that are part of the Kinkaid educational experience. The Coach Levy Garrett Fund will help support student athletes who qualify for need-based financial aid with non-tuition aid to enhance their opportunities to succeed academically and to represent Kinkaid beyond graduation. Contributions will be maintained in a permanent fund professionally invested with Kinkaid’s endowment. “We feel this fund reflects Coach’s great appreciation for the value of education and the opportunities that schools like Kinkaid provide its students,” adds Mr. Wilkins.

travelers included (left to right) retired headmaster Don North and his wife Mary, Tara Mize ’74 and husband Alec, retired lower school teacher Martha Lein, and Eric Bodin ’68 and his wife Pat. The Alumni Office is considering hosting more trips in the future. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Manager of Alumni Activities Emily Bolin ’82, 713-243-5098 or emily.bolin@ kinkaid.org. Others assisting in this effort are Assistant Boys Basketball Coach Michael Vischak, Houston Lynx coaching colleague Dr. George Schudy ’62, Rocky Robinson whose son played for Coach Garrett, Girls Head Basketball Coach Stacey Marshall, former Headmaster Don North and Athletic Director Bob Ben Pardee ‘11 and Coach Levy Garrett Beeman. The Kinkaid community is invited to a special program to honor Coach Garrett and his family prior to the Boys Varsity basketball game versus HCYA on Tuesday, January 28 at 7 p.m. Coach Zimmerman shares, “His former players will tell you they remember how much he cared about them, including his words of encouragement and motivational phrases.” To learn more about or contribute to the Coach Levy Garrett Fund, please go to kinkaid.org/coachgarrett or contact Assistant Director of Advancement Jennifer Pardee at jen.pardee@kinkaid.org or 713.243.5051.

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Fall 2013 Notable Visitors

Wells Fellow Robert Edsel and Ben Sarvadi ‘14

Robert M. Edsel

2013 Damon Wells Fellow The Wells Fellowship, established by alumnus Damon Wells ’54, brings distinguished speakers to Kinkaid annually to spend time with students. The 2013 Wells Fellow was Robert M. Edsel, a businessman, author, film producer and the founder and president of the Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation for Art. After selling his company, which pioneered horizontal drilling technology, he moved to Florence, Italy, where he began visiting museums and studying art. He asked museum curators and art experts how the art of Florence had survived World War II. It turned out that no one could answer his questions. His natural curiosity led him to pursue a full-time career of uncovering, researching and writing about the incredible efforts of a small group of people – the “Monuments Men” – who saved the art of Europe from Hitler’s war machine. He has told their stories in his best-selling books. Through his research and writing, Mr. Edsel became aware of the millions of pieces of stolen art that are still missing. This led him to organize the Monuments Men Foundation, which promotes the legacy of the World War II art heroes, catalogues stolen art and facilitates its return to its rightful owners.

Katherine Applegate

Lower School Visiting Author Each year one children’s book author is given the highest honor of the Newbery Medal. This year, due to the generosity of local independent bookseller Blue Willow Bookshop, Kinkaid’s third and fourth grade students had the privilege of meeting a Newbery award winning author, Katherine Applegate.   Katherine Applegate has a long career of writing books for children and won the 2013 medal for her most recent book The One and Only Ivan.  The book, told in first person perspective of the life of a gorilla, is based on a true story of a Visiting author Katherine Applegate and Lower Silverback gorilla kept in captivity School Librarian Elizabeth Holloway at a shopping mall for over 27 years.  It is profound in its simplicity and tugs on the reader’s heart strings with its universal message of family, friendship and the courage to do “the right thing.”   Mrs. Applegate shared her research process with the third and fourth grade students from the early idea of writing about Ivan to the gathering of information about gorillas, their habits, natural habitats and interactions with humans.

Douglas Brinkley

2013 J. Barry Moss Distinguished Speaker On the evening of September 17 the Kinkaid community welcomed Professor Douglas Brinkley as the sixth J. Barry Moss Distinguished Speaker. Dr. Brinkley spoke to a large crowd of parents, students, faculty and alumni in the Brown Auditorium on The Legacies of Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt. His enthusiasm and detail brought the legacies of theses two presidents alive for the audience and generated thoughtful questions. Dr. Brinkley is a professor of history at Rice University, bestselling author and presidential historian for CBS News. CNN has described him as “a man who knows more about the presidency than just about any human being alive.” He serves as a contributing editor for Vanity Fair, Audubon and American Heritage. A frequent contributor to The New York Times, Foreign Affairs, The New Yorker and The Atlantic Monthly, he is also a member of the Theodore Roosevelt Association, the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Century Association, Society of American Historians and the Bohemian Club. In a recent profile, the Chicago Tribune deemed him “America’s new past master.”

The organization also supports efforts to preserve art in areas in which current armed conflict exposes it to theft and destruction. Mr. Edsel’s message resonated with the students on several levels. Mr. Edsel’s personal story of curiosity, investigation, study, perseverance and passion was equally enthralling and inspirational. He left the students with a set of challenges: be curious, follow your passions and become the Monuments Men and Women of the next generation by taking an active part in protecting, preserving and restoring the art treasures of the world.

The series is named after Mr. J. Barry Moss, a beloved former teacher, debate coach, Upper School principal and Dean of Faculty, who was a prominent part of life at Kinkaid for over 40 years.

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The next Moss Distinguished Speaker will be Dr. Larry Temkin, a noted philosopher on the faculty of Rutgers University who will join us on Thursday, April 10, 2014.


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16th Annual Zack Semander Memorial Golf Tournament It was a “Chamber of Commerce Day” for this year’s golf tournament at BraeBurn Country Club! Over 135 players from the Kinkaid community joined in on the fun. Through generous support from parents, alumni and friends, the Tournament raised $62,000 for the Tom Wey Scholarship. A special thank you goes to the Steering Committee and especially Chair Doug George ’94 and Co-Chair Matt Gordon ’99 for their time and effort in making this event one for the record books!

A Big Thank You to All of Our Sponsors Falcon Underwriter McCombs Energy Gold Underwriters Marshall Adkins, Tad Mayfield & Wynne Snoots Allegiance Bank of Texas Laura & Vineet Bhatia Brandt Bowden & Jeb Bowden Will Brown & Ed Bialas Brownstone Construction, Ltd. Charlie Christ, Scott Holstead, Korsh Jafarnia & Chip Van Os Jerry & Nanette Finger Family Foundation Thad Fuller, Brett Hogan, Wyatt Hogan & David Mitchell Doug George, Doug Aron, Matt Gordon & Brian McMackin Allison & Tog George Gordon Foundation Gulf-Tex Company Lex Hochner & Aaron Webster IVG Energy Mission Construction, LP Annette Stephens & JoLynn Towns Purple Underwriters f/64 Capital Lawrence Family Foundation Kanaly Trust Kinkaid Varsity Boys Golf Team Beth & Greg Looser The Merman Law Firm, P.C. Pappas Restaurants Beverage Cart Underwriters Jodi & Adam Altsuler Brandt Bowden & Jeb Bowden Community Trust Bank Deal Sikes & Associates Katie & Johnny Forney Frankel Building Group Bill Frisco Kelly Garwood Gayle Family Dental, PLLC Doug George & Matt Gordon Erin & Boyd Heath Lisa & Michael Heim Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP Oakview Capital Management Melissa & Doug Schnitzer Title Houston Holdings Mr. & Mrs. S.C. Weil Jr. Wheless Realty Wise & Susong, LLC WPW Realty Advisors

Hole Underwriters Polly & Murry Bowden Deborah & Barrett Brown The Bruce Family-DefensiveDriving.com Laura & Brett Chiles CrossCap Management, Inc. Laura & Cameron Cureton Stephen Dyer Eagle Rock Energy Partners The Feldman Family Gordon Partners Design Insgroup, Philip Wise Liz & David Leiman Lauren & Brad Morgan Kenny O’Donnell & Tobin O’Donnell Tennessee & David Ott Kai Stratmann The Sturm Family Courtney & Doug Swanson The Tellepsen Family Title Houston Holdings Mequet & David Werlin

Dina Ormiston, JoLynn Towns, Kelly Beeler, Annette Faubion Stephens ‘82

Kirbyjon Caldwell, Jason Few, Abbott Sprague, Tom Moore

Friends A.L. Ballard Daniel Ferber Ken Goldstein Robert Jacobson Jenny & Tom Moore Seth Rubinson Joanne & Welcome Wilson Brooke & Jeff Zarr David Werlin ‘96, Adam Alstuler ‘92, Cameron Cureton ‘96, Philip Wise ‘96

Matt Gordon ‘99, Tom Wey, Doug George ‘94

Victor Crosswell, Patrick Malone, Todd Colter, Alex Epley ‘86

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First Grade Super Readers Did you know reading makes you a superhero? This fall the first grade students have been learning and working on their reading super powers. Dr. Martire made a special appearance this fall, donning a red superhero cape, and read Super Duck to the students. Not only did Dr. Martire share some of his superhero strategies, but also via text, Super Duck himself declared all the first graders super readers and each one got his or her very own Super Reader Conner Peacock ‘25 superhero cape! and First Grade teacher

Third Grade Grandparents’ Day To kick off the Thanksgiving Holiday break the third grade presented Give Thanks – A Musical Celebration of Life’s Many Joys to their grandparents, parents and special friends. The morning celebration closed with a reception in the Lower School Big Room.

Dana Brown

Lights, Camera…Action Fourth Graders enjoyed a terrific field trip to Channel 13. Students were amazed to see equipment, monitors, cables, lighting and a live weather report from Travis Herzog. Joe Gleason gave us a tour of the Assignment Room, producing and editing areas.   The students met Melanie Lawson who was on her way to anchor the 11:00 a.m. news.  A valuable lesson that was shared from Mr. Gleason was, “A career in television means working together as a team, knowing and sharing each others’ jobs.  However, no matter what career you choose, make sure it makes you happy.”

Laura Wexler, Nancy Eubank, Rhonda Gachman, Seth Wexler, Sandy Wexler, Helen Wexler ’23, Claire Wexler ’23

Pam Edwards, Walker Bruce ‘23, Marlo Bruce, David Bruce

KOCI Kids

Willie visits the KOCI meeting

KOCI Kids had a very busy September and October. Thirty-five fourth graders participated in several service learning projects. They helped the Kinkaid community by making over 400 ice bags for the Health Center and cleaned up a courtyard in the Upper School. The famous notepads from one-sided oopsies returned for Upper School faculty members, the Business Office and the Advancement Office. In addition to the Kinkaid community, KOCI Kids helped the Houston community by making and distributing bags with water and crackers to people on street corners around town, and they assembled candy bags for Fairhaven Food Pantry. The highlight of their fall was when Willie, a crisis response dog, came to the meeting. Willie showed the students how well-trained he is, and they gave Willie homemade dog biscuits cooked in their own kitchens!

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Peg Smith, Matt Smith, Sydney Smith ’23, Parntipa Smith, Suphanee Pitayagulsarn, Punya Pitayagulsarn


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Ellie Smith ‘18 assists with BINGO at the Salvation Army

Day of Service On October 16 the seventh and eighth graders boarded buses to various destinations to serve the community. Their projects included creating backdrops and props for the mentally challenged thespians at TUTS, hosting a BINGO game at the Salvation Army and assisting Holly Hall residents with their exercise class.

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Seventh grade students participate in the MS Speech and Debate Tournament

Speech and Drama In early November, 20 schools and over 600 students participated in the Cypress Falls Middle School Speech and Drama Tournament. Kinkaid had two teams in Reader’s Theatre. Both teams advanced to the final six. Congratulations to Marynell Ward ’19, Katherine Jacobe ’19, Louisa Zaharia ’19 and Wyatt Young ’19 for winning 1st Place in Reader’s Theatre. The team composed of Margaret Frandina ’19, Sarah Vandiver ’19, Cade Moulton ’19, Will Jacobe ’19 and Raybourne Burt ’19 won 3rd Place in Reader’s Theatre. In duet acting, Kinkaid advanced three teams to the semifinals: Nicholas Cox ’19 and Billy Barnett ’19, Alex Frumovitz ’19 and Audrey Orange ’19, and William Horne ’19 and Patrick Brown ’19. William and Patrick advanced to finals and won 2nd Place in Duet Acting out of the 96 teams entered. In TV Commercials, the team of Joshua Ben-Shoshan ’19 and Cole Nockholds ’19 won 4th place out of 40 teams.

Middle School Debate

Sofia Bajwa ‘20

I Write Short Stories For the second year in a row, Sofia Bajwa ’20 has had her story chosen for publication in the 2013 I Write Short Stories by Kids for Kids Publishing Contest’s Anthology by READ3Zero, a non-profit foundation dedicated to conquering childhood illiteracy.

The middle school debaters have enjoyed much success this fall semester resulting from their teamwork and effort. They have participated both in middle and high school level tournaments. Our seventh graders have been competing in public forum debate, in which they work with partners. They have been researching the National Security Agency’s domestic surveillance program. Our eighth graders have been competing in Lincoln-Douglas debate, in which they work individually. These students have been researching a complex topic about how attorney-client privilege impacts truth-seeking in the American legal system. Our students are learning a great deal about social issues while developing confident voices and having fun with challenging material. In addition to receiving awards for their win-loss records in debate rounds, students also can earn recognition for their speaking ability based on points awarded by judges. It is important to note that when competing at the high school level, our students are debating mostly against freshman and sophomores. For them to be placing among these older students is a notable accomplishment.

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Yearbook Awarded The 2012-2013 Kinkaidian earned the Gold Medalist award from Columbia University’s Press Association, with 944 out of 1,000 points in the critique.    This puts the Kinkaidian in the top 10% of all high school yearbooks in the country.  The yearbook received All-Columbian honors in the Reference and Visual Categories.

Creative Writer Writing student Gina Guerra ’15 had her poem Star Crashing and prose-poem Simple published in the online journal Teen Ink.

Community Service Talons Up to Take Cancer Down At the 2013 Komen Houston Race for the Cure, Team Kinkaid showed up in force with their talons up! More than 40 Kinkaidians registered for the race, and many more helped with pre-race fundraisers - selling baked goods, pink ribbon pins, raffle tickets and custom-designed “Talons Up” t-shirts.  All in all, Team Kinkaid contributed over $4,000 to the fight against breast cancer.   Lizzy McGee ’14 and Elizabeth Clark ’14, the Co-Chairs of Kinkaid’s Race for the Cure effort, have been leading the Komen project for the past three years, and they are pleased that so many people got involved this year.  “We want to thank everyone who supported the race this year.  It was great that all three schools got involved.  Because this is our last year as leaders of Team Kinkaid, it means a lot to us that the whole Kinkaid community came together to support Race for the Cure.”

Race for the Cure participants - Kevin Ruiz ‘16, Nihil Patel ‘16, Colin Sunderland ‘16

An Electric Bocce Tournament On September 28, Kinkaid hosted its seventh annual Special Olympics Bocce Ball Tournament. Despite the lightning and rain that forced the final matches to be cancelled, the event was a great success. Over 200 athletes got together to compete, with almost 150 Kinkaid student volunteers there to help. Under the direction of Tournament Chairs Sydnie Swanson ’14 and Jared Feig ’14, the well-trained volunteers had matches running well ahead of schedule, so when the storm came, many of the matches were already done.  “I was glad that we were getting so many matches in. I was able to finish all of mine by the time the rain came,” said Marsha Edwards, an athlete from the Katy Wolf Pack. “I love volunteering at this event every year,” Stephen Sorrell ’15 told us. “It was a shame it got rained out, but that’s all the more reason to get excited about next year!”

Habitat For Humanity Kicks Off at Kinkaid Every other year since 2008, the Kinkaid community has united to fund and build an affordable home for a deserving Houston family. This year, students in all three divisions of the School joined the effort by running their own fundraising projects. Lower School and Middle School students are doing coin drives to help pay for the home’s doors and windows, while Upper Schoolers are selling raffle tickets and t-shirts to purchase the materials for the roof. Together, Kinkaid students are building a Habitat for Humanity home- Peace by Piece!

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Bocce Ball Co-chair Jared Feig ’14 (right) assists a Special Olympics athlete with the lighting of Olympic flame at the Tournament


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Rikki Bleiweiss ’15, Sita Yerramsetti ’16, Arjun Reddy ’16, Sam Richey ’17, Reece Rosenthal ’15, Tyler Gamble ’15 and Michael Sands ’15 at the Glenbrooks Tournament in Chicago

Upper School Debate The upper school debate team had a remarkable semester of competition at the local, regional, and national levels. The traveling team was relatively young, with no seniors traveling in the first semester. Despite our youth, the team was fortunate to receive success at all levels and in all events, including policy, Lincoln-Douglas and public forum. Concluding the first semester, Kinkaid has one of the best Lincoln-Douglas debaters in the country with Tyler Gamble ’15

consistently placing amongst the top 10 debaters at nationally competitive tournaments, and one policy team, Rikki Bleiweiss ’15 and Reece Rosenthal ’15, fully qualified for the Tournament of Champions (TOC) and winner/finalists of three first semester tournaments. Further, Kinkaid is on a path to qualify 15 students for the Texas Forensics Association State tournament. Six students are currently fully qualified, and nine more have significant points.

Model UN Results In October, students traveled to Austin to compete in the 20th annual Central Texas Model United Nations Conference. Kinkaid brought home four awards. Congratulation to all the participants and the four award winners: Selim Baysal ’14 - Outstanding Delegate Award for representing the French Empire as Andre Massena in the Triple Joint Crisis Committee of the Napoleonic War of the Third Coalition Dylan Rosenfield ’14 - Outstanding Delegate Award for representing Syria in the Syrian National Coalition Committee  Katie Wallis ’15 - Best Writer Award in the Press Corp Dean Taylor ’16 - Honorable Mention Award for representing Lebanon in the Syrian National Coalition Committee 

Katie Wallis’15, Dylan Rosenfield ‘14, Selim Baysal ‘14 and Dean Taylor ‘16 at the Model UN Conference

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S P O T L I G H T

Meet Ann Cohen

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s Administrative Assistant in the Upper School Deans’ Office, Ann Cohen has a unique vantage point. She sees students first come into the office at the end of eighth grade, nervous and wide-eyed, not sure who their deans are. A lot happens in four years, and not just physically. Ann witnesses their growing competence and confidence, so that by the time they are seniors, she says, “they own the place.”

Ann has developed her own competence and confidence since she started the job soon after her youngest son, Pierce graduated from Kinkaid in 2008. “I hadn’t worked full-time since my 20’s, so it was a huge adjustment. But the challenge was exciting, and my colleagues, the deans, were enormously patient and helpful. It helped that I understood the college application process, having gone through it three times with my own kids,” Ann says. Over the years, Ann’s job has grown in scope beyond college applications. She coordinates logistics for the Dean’s Office programs, college rep visits and many student events. She orders several hundred pizzas a year to feed students for lunchtime meetings—“Papa John and I are on a first-name basis,” she says. Ann has also taken on a more active role in assisting with Honor Day and Commencement festivities. She loves watching the students come full circle at these events. After her own college years, Ann moved to Houston from her native Baton Rouge. She is an eleventh generation Louisianan and can trace her family tree on her father’s side, the Rabalais clan, back to the French settlers of the 1500s. Ann met her husband Mark while working in advertising, and she continued part-time while her kids were growing up. When Pierce started at Kinkaid in ninth grade, Ann did some volunteering, serving as football team mom and concession stand worker, among other jobs. She loves the family feeling of the School and has made many friends among the parents. “It’s been fun to see the younger siblings of Pierce’s friends come through our office and hard to believe how fast the time goes by,” she shares. “Now I’m getting to know new students and their families every day.”

She keeps us all on track, which can be even more difficult than keeping the students on track!

Dean Robin Doran has worked with Ann since she started at Kinkaid. Robin says, “You never know what the day will bring in the Deans’ Office. We have students coming in for everything from college applications and college visits to dress code and parking on campus. Ann is able to juggle it all and do so with a smile and genuine concern for the students. And she keeps us all on track, which can be even more difficult than keeping the students on track!” Soon Ann will be celebrating two significant family milestones: the birth of her first grandchild, and her daughter Caroline’s wedding in March. Outside of work and family, Ann keeps herself busy with

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“too many hobbies.” She and Mark have taken some wonderful golf vacations, including a recent trip to Pebble Beach, where, she is proud to report, she parred the famous 7th hole. Ann also enjoys knitting—she’ll be co-teaching a knitting class during Interim Term with Upper School history teacher Tamasine Ellis and Dean Claire Logsdon—and she loves the Texans and fantasy football. She won her family league last year, and she’s hoping for a repeat this season. “The students are surprised when they hear me talking about my fantasy team with Dean Josh Hudley,” she says. We’ll be sure to let the Kinkaid community know when Ann starts her fantasy football/ knitting blog!


AROUND ATHLETICS CAMPUS

Retired Faculty & Staff Holiday Luncheon The ever-popular retired faculty and staff holiday luncheon took place in the Commons on December 10. They enjoyed reminiscing and exchanging holiday wishes.

ANNUAL REPORT WINTER 2014

Awards & Accolades Middle School History teacher Diana Kokernot’s iBook on Latin American history was published in October on iTunes as a free download. Upper School English teacher Casey Fleming’s personal essay, A Woman Walks into a Bar, has been published in the inaugural issue of Sugar & Rice, a journal about food and culture on the Gulf Coast. Director of Dance Krissy Richmond starred in the Houston Grand Opera’s production of Die Fledermaus, in which she (as Ginger Rogers) and her partner danced to Cole Porter’s Night and Day.  Stacy Thomas, director of Kinkaid’s middle school debate program, has been named the 2013 Texas Speech Communication Association’s Middle School Educator of the Year.  Ms. Thomas was recognized at the TSCA’s annual convention.  

Caro Ann Germann and Martha Lein

In conjunction with Project Row Houses, Upper School Fine Arts teacher Anthony Suber produced an art installation, with an educational component, based on the teachings of sculptor Joseph Beuys and Project Row Houses’ founder Rick Lowe. The installation highlights how community shapes the art world and, in turn, how art shapes the community. Director of Career Development Judy Muir’s book, Live Wires:  Neuro-Parenting to Ignite Your Teen’s Brain, has won the 2013 Living Now Book Awards gold medal in the Family/Parenting category.  Middle and Upper School drama teacher Justin Doran directed the Stark Naked Theatre Company’s production of God of Carnage, which won this year’s Houston Press’ award for Best Play/ Production. Middle School science teachers Shari Hiltbrand and Jeff Gessel made a presentation on the “flipped classroom” at a faculty in-service day at St. Mark’s Episcopal School in Bellaire this fall.

Maria Lacy, Gloria Fishman, Kay Lamar

Upper School English teacher Christa Forster was a featured poet in this year’s Public Poetry series at Clayton Library in the Museum District. She was also interviewed on NPR station KUHF’s The Front Row. Middle School science teacher Katie Wagner has been selected by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers as the Texas Outstanding Geoscience Teacher.  The award is given to teachers who have made “exceptional contributions to the stimulation of interest in the Earth Sciences at the pre-college level.”

Faculty & Staff Milestones Martin Caylor, Sally Horrigan, Susan Orwig

Middle School Spanish teacher Patricia Chadwick and her husband Russell welcomed Connor Michael on September 7. Upper School Math teacher Becky Davis and her husband Hugh welcomed Emily Sue on October 8. Middle School Science teacher Jessica Zenker Nasseri and her husband Collin welcomed Lucas Jake Chad “LJ” on November 25. Co-Director of Technical Theatre Jonathan Schroeder and wife Laura welcomed William Charles on December 16.

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Fueling the Fire of Education

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Middle School science teacher Jeff Gessel with Thomas Garrison ‘18 and Sam Segal ‘18


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“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”

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his famous quote attributed to Plutarch and William B. Yeats illustrates the passion teachers feel about education, engagement and motivation of their students. Teaching is not mundane or a chore; rather, teaching is dynamic, an accelerant of potential. Understanding how to spark a student’s interest or maximize a student’s potential presents challenges for teachers at all levels of education. Timothy A. Pychyl, Ph.D., an associate professor of psychology at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, states, “We have to attend to things like helping students to: see the value of what they’re learning, integrate their learning to their need for social interaction and their need for our mentoring, as well as help them develop the skills they need to succeed coupled with the courage and effort to try. This is the craft, the art, of teaching.” At Kinkaid, teachers from all divisions are finding ways to ignite learning through alternative and innovative interaction in the classroom. Students are more engaged with subjects because of their teachers’ dedication to new methods of education. When you walk into the Lower School, art is everywhere--on the walls, in the library and in the classroom--teachers, students, parents and visitors can’t seem to get enough of it. Lower School art teacher Lauren Taylor has made art instruction not only about art as a subject unto itself, but also as it relates to many other content areas, such as mathematics, language arts, science and social studies. One day the students are learning about and creating their own authentic totem poles, and the next they are constructing cars for the Kinkaid Student Art Car Parade (held this past May in conjunction with the famous Houston Art Car Parade), which even made the local news.

The studio model of art education, Mrs. Taylor’s method of teaching her class, encourages personal decision-making, individual responsibility and resourcefulness. To this end, all the artwork from her students is designed to be unique, each an original expression of the student artist. Students like Hallie Brass ’22 recognize and appreciate her way of teaching. Hallie says, “I just love art more now that Mrs. Taylor is here at Kinkaid. She teaches us new art styles and the history of the artist who first experimented with these styles. She has changed my attitude towards art…I look forward to class every week.” Students are encouraged to have collaborative discussions and work together as a community of artists in the classroom. Many students have blossomed into aspiring artists as a result of Mrs. Taylor and her methods. Harrison Hester ’22 explains, “Mrs. Taylor’s art class is never boring!! We are encouraged to ‘color outside the lines.’ She always has exciting and unique projects for us. She has inspired me and my classmates to believe that we are artists. Before I met Mrs. Taylor, I didn’t know that I was talented in

Lower School art teacher Lauren Taylor with Eliza Segal ‘22, Ali Yousef ‘22 and Hallie Brass ‘22

art. She makes us believe in ourselves. Her enthusiasm for art and constant encouragement is inspiring and brings out the best in her students.” Testaments like this one drive teachers to do what they do best. In the Middle School, core subjects like science and history are finding new life as teachers explore different ways to teach. A traditional classroom is a thing of the past these days in both Shari Hiltbrand’s and Jeff Gessel’s eighth grade science classes. Their students are learning while gaming! 3D GameLab, a program developed at Boise State University, is a learning platform where teachers design “quests” or lesson plans that guide students through the curriculum at their own pace. Since the program is web-based, the students are allowed to do the quests at home, school or in the classroom. The quests allow students to earn the experience points with an overall point goal each week, and it is up to the student to earn the points for the week. Mrs. Hiltbrand’s “Aha!” moment came when she got a comment from one student that perfectly describes this “gamification” way of learning, “I like this type of learning for two reasons. One, I like how I can go at my own pace and balance my work. Two, I like how instead of traditional learning when we start with 100% and points are taken away as we get stuff wrong, in this system we are rewarded when we get stuff right.”

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Middle School science teacher Shari Hiltbrand with Kennedy Gamble ‘18 and Isabella Rivero ’18

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n the past a major focus of science was dedicated to the memorization of scientific terms, sometimes with the student not completely understanding how to apply their knowledge. While the memorization of terms is still present, these new tools aid the teachers in teaching scientific concepts that the students are able to truly understand and apply. Students are asking for more quests, faster than Mr. Gessel and Mrs. Hiltbrand can create them. Who knew science could be all fun and games?

Kinkaid is filled with talented teachers who recognize that the purpose of teaching is not simply to impart knowledge but also to kindle passion and potential.

Seventh grade history teacher Diana Kokernot has also found a new way to captivate the minds and attention of her students by creating an iBook. In January 2013, Ms. Kokernot was introduced to her first iBook while at the Apple Store. She was amazed how the book came to life with video, images, interactive diagrams, etc. This got her thinking; she hadn’t used a traditional textbook for her Latin American history section for several years, and she truly enjoyed using movies, keynotes and additional electronic media to teach her class. The iBook would be able to combine all of these together for the students to enjoy at home and in the classroom.

After organizing her materials, she enthusiastically started the project. “The more I got into the project, the more I loved it,” she explained. After working through the summer, the iBook was published on the iTunes Store as a free download in October. Ms. Kokernot’s students love the iBook as well. Cole Vicknair ’19 explains, “The iBook to me is a fun, easy and extremely useful way to learn. In the iBook, like a PowerPoint, you can add effects and pictures. The difference is it is a book instead of just a presentation. Therefore, you can get the same information but in an easier and smaller version that you can carry in one hand. It’s a successful learning tool combined into an endless version. The iBook will create a new future in the learning process that is for the better.” The iBook is a true textbook transformation. Corrections and additions can easily be made, which is another added value of the iBook. Students and teachers no longer have to wait for a new edition to the textbook. Students these days have grown up in a world completely immersed in technology, and the iBook is the excellent complement to their technology world. Grace Breeding ’19 and Sophie Lipman ’19 enjoy the technology that

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Upper School Spanish teacher Shari Harris with her students in the Foreign Language Lab

makes studying more enjoyable, “The new iBook technology provides a unique learning experience because you can read about the topic and watch videos related to the topic you are studying. We realized that when we had a big test coming up, it is more fun to study using the iBook. It really helps with studying and understanding the subject.” Ms. Kokernot has already begun working on her next iBook, and she cannot wait for her students to see what’s in store for them. This year the Upper School Foreign Language Department opened a computer lab solely dedicated for their students. The Lab is not only assisting the students with their oral language skills, but it also allows to them to interact with peers in ways they have not been able to do before. These new resources allow language instruction and practice to be more interactive and authentic. Teachers can pair students easily with the click of a mouse using either audio pairing or video conferencing features included in the lab. The time spent pulling each student out into the hallway one at a time is a thing of the past. Now with a simple click of a button, all students can be recorded instantly. Students also have access to websites that allow authentic practice opportunities, which they can respond to or discuss in groups. Being actively engaged using the new technology allows the students to focus better on the lesson. Amy Pascoe ’15 enjoys the features the lab offers, “We record ourselves, generally a short response that is related to the topics we have been learning in class. These activities really help me because they force us to

practice speaking, which is helpful in itself, but they are also useful opportunities to practice incorporating and using the grammar we have learned.” An advantage the teachers have also noted is the students are able to get immediate feedback from their peers and teachers. “They love the opportunity to practice real-life scenarios in a group setting and to express themselves in the target language. I love the fact that they are focused and engaged all period. They are always surprised when the bell rings at the end of the period,” explains Spanish teacher Shari Harris. Amy adds, “When I am focused on my response in my own bubble, protected by the fact that everybody else is focused on their responses too, I feel much more confident about my answers because I had the extra time to think through it and practice and edit it before anybody else hears.” Kinkaid is filled with talented teachers who recognize that the purpose of teaching is not simply to impart knowledge but also to kindle passion and potential. The teachers featured here are just a few of the many remarkably inspiring and innovative faculty members at Kinkaid, and with the assistance of professional development funded by the School, more and more of them are able to discover a technology, a method of teaching, or better yet, a game to ignite a fire in their students.

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Fall Athletics Review Varsity Cheerleading

Varsity Boys Volleyball

TEAM HONORS:

Overall Record. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-9

NCA LoneStar Classic Cheer & Dance Competition:

Conference Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5

Medium HS Performance DivisionSecond Place

Regular Season Team Rank. . . . . . . 7th

Time-out Dance Division – Second Place

SPC Tournament Rank. . . . . . . . . . . 7th

University of Texas UCA Camp (Varsity Division):

All South Zone: Keen Butcher ’14, Arin Drtil ’14

Home Pom Routine Champions

All SPC: Arin Drtil ’14

Cheer Reserve Champions INDIVIDUAL:

Varsity Girls Volleyball

Katie Fikaris ’14 - Universal Cheerleading Assc. All-American Cheerleader

Overall Record. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31-5

Lizzy McGee ’14 - Universal Cheerleading Assc. All-American Cheerleader

Regular Season Team Rank. . . . . . . 7th

Boys Varsity Cross Country

Conference Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4 SPC Tournament Rank. . . . . . . . . . . 9th (1st Place Division II)

South Zone Rank: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7th

All South Zone: Emily Ashworth ’15 All SPC: Chinaza Ndee ’17, Raevyn Rogers ’14

SPC Tournament Rank. . . . . . . . . . . 8th

Girls Varsity Cross Country South Zone Rank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2nd SPC Tournament Rank. . . . . . . . . . . 2nd All South Zone: Lexi Ammons ’16, Natalie Geisler ’15, Courtney Greer ’15 All SPC: Lexi Ammons ’16, Natalie Geisler ’15, Courtney Greer ’15

Varsity Field Hockey Overall Record. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-5-2 Conference Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-1 South Zone Rank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2nd SPC Tournament Rank. . . . . . . . . . . 6th All South Zone: Emma Eggleston ’15, Kaylie Mings ’17, Sophie Mireskandari ’16, Natalie Thurman ’16 All SPC: Allison Dyer ’15, Drewe Molin ’14

Varsity Football Overall Record. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 Conference Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-0 Regular Season Team Rank. . . . . . . 1st SPC Tournament Rank. . . . . . . . . . . 1st Large School All South Zone: Josh Armstrong ’14, Rhett Cardwell ’16, Knox Childress ’14, Carson Cook ’14, Garrison Meeks ’15 All SPC: Knox Childress ’14, Thomas Dillon ’14, JT Granato ’15, John David Johnson ’14, Sam Mays ’15, Jacob Mathews ’15

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Allison Dyer ‘15 was named to the NFHCA High School All West Region Team. Dyer is one of six players chosen from California, Colorado, Oklahoma and Texas as a member of this elite team.


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Athletics Falcon Watch Go Buffs! Brecca Thomas ’14 officially signed a National Letter of Intent with the University of Colorado, Boulder to play basketball next year in the PAC12 Conference of NCAA Division I.

Tennis Duo, Ashok Narayana ’11 and Max Schnur of Columbia University, stunned the top-seeded and No. 1 nationally ranked pair from the University of Tennessee 6-3, 6-2 to win the doubles draw of the ITA/USTA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships.

Eighth Grade Field Hockey Wins The Eighth Grade Field Hockey team finished with an undefeated season and ultimately won the HJPC championship game against St. John’s.

Greg Martinez ’12, a sophomore on the Georgetown University sailing team, won the 2013-14 Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) / LaserPerformance Singlehanded National Championship. Caroline Montgomery ’12, a sophomore and a two-year starting middle blocker for the Sewanee Tigers’ volleyball team, led her team her freshman year in hitting percentage, total blocks, block assists and blocks per set and finished the season as the block leader for her conference, with 99 total blocks. She was also named to the Southern Athletic Association All-Sportsmanship team. After helping her team to a 9-1 start her sophomore season, she led the team in attack percentage and total blocks and was named to the All-Tournament team at the BSC Invitational.

Touchdown Club Awards Johnson With more than 400 career tackles in three seasons on the Varsity Football team, the Touchdown Club of Houston named John David Johnson ’14 Private School Defensive Player of the Year.

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Fall Fine Arts Review

Fine Arts Fall Review

Fine Arts Falcon Watch

The fall has been a season full of fine performances at Kinkaid.   The Acting Company brought Big Love to the stage with poise, passion and the full force of a Greek tragedy.  Student directors presented five daring one-act plays, and Shrek, the ogre, warmed the hearts of his audience as well as his princess Fiona when Shrek, The Musical played to five packed Children’s Theatre houses.  Our Dance Company executed an ambitious program with truly impressive grace and skill in Dancing with the Masters.  Not to be left out, our fifth and sixth grade students hit the stage with boundless energy and one showstopper after another as the Broadway Bound program made its debut.

Sean (Carroll) Bradford ’02

Students in our band, orchestra and choral programs have enjoyed an outstanding semester as well.   Middle and Lower School choral groups presented several terrific concerts.  The Upper School Concert Choir paired with Encore to present From Classical to Hysterical, which filled our Recital Hall with great laughter and applause.  Nineteen of our talented Band students earned Region Honors. The entire Band performed selections from Brian Balmages’ beautiful repertoire in concert that featured our students along with the Houston Symphonic Band. More than 120 orchestra students lifted their bows in yet another delightful concert that highlighted selections from the Baroque period.

Ashley has been creating films, photographs, jewelry, websites and graphic designs since graduating for the University of Texas film school. Since 2005 under the name Ladyflash, Ashley has produced fabulous wedding and event movies that capture the big day for brides across the globe. Her most recent adventure has been The Texas Huntress, a series of films, photographs and journals in which she is exploring the literal and metaphorical manifestations of “hunting.” To get an insight on this Texas Huntress check out her blog: www. texashuntress.com

Our gallery spaces and hallways have been filled with a diverse collection of exceptional work this fall. From the Paleolithic cave art replicas and dynamic “dot” art seen in the Lower School, to the perspective drawings and wire body sculptures found in our Middle School hallways, to our highly original Upper School exhibits, a remarkable variety of techniques in ceramics, sculpture, photography, printmaking, drawing and painting were showcased.  Capping off the fall season was the Annual Margaret Kinkaid Holiday Concert and Visual Arts Exhibition. Over 300 student works were exhibited and all of our vocal and instrumental group performed to share the spirit of the holidays with the Kinkaid community.

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Sean started his career on Broadway and is now in Berlin working on his first solo music project, inspired by the electronic/house scene. In addition to performing in concert, he also is part of a live act with DJ duo Bara Bröst and is collaborating with producers to find “electro blues”. His debut EP will be released in March 2014. For more information visit: www.iamseanbradford.com

Ashley Chiles ’91

Meredith Moore ’04

Writing has always been Meredith Moore’s passion, especially after all the wonderful creative writing classes she took at Kinkaid. After living in New York, Boston and D.C., she moved back to Houston to pursue writing full time. Her first novel, CAPTIVATING, is a young adult thriller set to be published in 2015 by Razorbill/Penguin.


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Kinkaid Band Members Qualify for Region In early November 20 schools in the Houston area auditioned for seats in Region Band. Fifteen upper school students were selected for this honor, as well as three middle school student and one alternate.

Region Band – Upper School

Paula Ajumobi ’15* - 1st Chair, Carolyn Bell ’15*, Willy DuCharme ’17*, Nicholas Fernandez ’16, Claudia Glickman ’15, Nicholas Ho ’15*, Kanika Kumar ’15*, Kunal Kumar ’15, Cody Meng ’17, Drew Perlman ’15*, Charlie Raty ’14* - 1st Chair, Stuart Raty ’16, Mitali Sharma ’17*, Grace Wang ’14*, Eric Yu ’15* * Students selected to audition for the Area Band in January

Region Band – Middle School

TX Harris ’18 - 1st Chair, Michael Horne ’18, Anna Maria Johnson ’18, Seb Seager ’19 - alternate

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Tory Smith Awarded by National Young Arts Competition Tory Smith ’14 was recently awarded an Honorable Mention in the National Young Arts Competition 2014 for her visual arts portfolio. Chosen from approximately 11,000 applications from students in 10 disciplines in the visual, literary and performing arts, Honorable Mention awardees placed in the top 4% of the application pool, an extremely impressive achievement that speaks volumes to their talent and capabilities.

ATPI Fall Photo Contest 2013 Competing with nearly 6,000 individual entries from public and private schools across Texas and several other states, Kinkaid photography students received 14 awards in the 2013 ATPI Fall Photo Contest.

Beginning Division Robin Kate Davis ’17

First Place . . . . . . . . Time Exposure

Honorable Mention. . . Time Exposure

Second Place. . . . . . . Landscape

Second Place. . . . . . . Still Life

Second Place. . . . . . . Travel

Advanced Division Selim Baysal ’14

Honorable Mention. . . . . Landscape

Mia Bonner ’16

1st Honorable Mention. . . Open

Amy Das ’15

Honorable Mention. . . . . Animal

Griffith Greer ’14

Honorable Mention. . . . . Still Life

Kate Hinnant ’16

Honorable Mention. . . . . Nature

Honorable Mention . . . . Animal

Gracey Wallace ’16

Honorable Mention. . . . . Travel

Grace Wang ’14

Honorable Mention. . . . . Informal Portrait

Madison Whiteside ’16 Honorable Mention. . . . . Cell Phone

Honorable Mention. . . . . Open

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We are pleased to announce the

2014 Distinguished Alumni Award Winners

Distinguished Honorary Alumnus Stuart C. Yudofsky M.D.

Distinguished Alumnus Adam Ereli ’79

Distinguished Young Alumnus Charles Escher ’98

Stuart C. Yudofsky M.D. is the Chairman of the Departments of Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine and The Methodist Hospital. He is the D.C. and Irene Ellwood Professor and Chairman and holds the Beth K. and Stuart C. Yudofsky Presidential Chair in Neuropsychiatry in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor. He is also responsible for the oversight of academic activities in psychiatry at four other major Houston hospitals, the DePelchin Children’s Center and the Menninger Clinic. For 14 years he was on the faculty of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, where he was Vice Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry, Clinical Director and Deputy Director of the New York State Psychiatric Institute.

Ambassador Adam Ereli is Vice Chairman of the Washington D.C. office of Mercury, a leading national, bipartisan public strategy firm.

Lieutenant Commander Charlie Escher has just recently completed his third combat deployment to the Middle East aboard the USS Nimitz where he flew the advanced Super Hornet aircraft.

Dr. Yudofsky grew up in Louisville, KY, and graduated from New York University and Baylor College of Medicine. Stuart and his wife Beth, also a psychiatrist, have three daughters who graduated from Kinkaid: Elissa ’99, Emily ’06 and Lynn ’02. Stuart served as ViceChairman and Chairman of the Kinkaid Board of Trustees and is currently a Life Trustee. Stuart is an avid swimmer, never missing his daily workout of 3200 yards except on the most important Jewish holidays. Dr. Yudofsky has been the editor of the Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences for the past 25 years. He is the author/co-author of numerous scientific articles and over 60 book chapters, and he has written and/or edited over 45 medical books. Stuart has been the recipient of numerous academic and professional awards throughout his distinguished career. In 2011, Stuart and Beth were awarded with a $25 million endowed chair in their names at Baylor.

While at Kinkaid, Adam participated in debate, drama, cheerleading and track. He was a member of the Cum Laude Society and Who’s Who. Adam earned a B.A. in History from Yale University in 1982 and a M.A. in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in 1989. He speaks French and Arabic. Before joining Mercury, Adam built a 24year career as a Foreign Service Officer with the Department of State. During his distinguished tenure, Adam developed close relationships with leaders in government, business and the media in the United States and the Middle East. Adam served as U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain from 2007-2011. In Washington, He served as the State Department’s Deputy Spokesman from 2003-2006, and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs from 2011-2013. His career at the State Department spanned the tenures of Secretaries Baker, Christopher, Albright, Powell, Rice, Clinton and Kerry. Prior to joining the diplomatic corps, Adam worked as a journalist and human rights activist in Paris, France.

At Kinkaid, Charlie was a three-sport athlete and was awarded the Dan Hart Award for athletics. He graduated Cum Laude and received an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy where he majored in aerospace engineering. After graduation, he was commissioned as a naval officer and reported to flight training school in 2002. Charlie earned his “wings of gold” in 2005 after jet training aboard the USS John F. Kennedy. After extensive training in the F/A -18 Super Hornet, he was awarded the “Top Stick” distinction. He then completed two combat deployments aboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. Charlie was then selected for test pilot training with the Royal Air Force in Great Britain for one year, traveling all over Europe. Next, Charlie became a test pilot for the F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet in Ridgecrest, CA. In 2012, Charlie received a promotion to Lieutenant Commander and returned to the operational fleet as a Department Head in Strike Fighter Squadron 154, the “Black Knights” based near Fresno, CA. Charlie has logged over 2300 flight hours, earned four strike flight air medals for combat operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and east Africa, and accumulated over 500 carrier landings.

PLEASE SAVE THE DATE DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARDS PROGRAM & RECEPTION

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Class Notes and Alumni News

Middle School musical in 1995

**To allow Class Correspondents more time to submit coverage that includes reports on more members of their class, Class Notes will now be published in only the Winter and Summer magazines. The Alumni Office also will increase its postings on the Kinkaid Alumni Facebook page and the Alumni pages on the School’s website to share news more often between magazines. To connect on Facebook, please friend request the “Kinkaid Alums” Facebook page.

1929 - 1949 Jane Hoffert Moore ’46 1620 Calumet Street Houston, Texas 77004 713.529.9700 What would we do if we didn’t have the native sweet gum trees and the tallow trees to give us a little Texas fall color? A friend was in Vermont recently and brought me a quart of real syrup. Now, all I need to find are some good frozen pancakes. Fall and winter have arrived. Summer was quiet trying to survive the August heat. I managed a little gardening in the early mornings and enjoyed the in-andout activities of my granddaughter Rachel Ishmael ’12 (fs) and her college friends. Albert Sterling ’32 is such a pleasure to talk with and is really amazing at age 97. He is the last of his graduating class. Al has stopped driving. He told me he has a cook and a driver and does what he wants to do. He still goes by on Tuesday evenings to pick up his sister Francis Thurow for dinner. Oh, to have a thoughtful big brother!

James D. Issacks ’40 started at Kinkaid in sixth grade. He played on Kinkaid’s first six-man football team in 1939. The big rival was Texas Country Day in Dallas. The team would travel by train when they played there. Jimmy went on to Baylor and met his lovely wife Nancy. He is very positive and upbeat, is an inspiring person and enjoys good health. So lucky! I saw Roz Pincoffs Zimmerman ’40 recently at California Pizza Kitchen, and she was looking so pretty. She is enjoying four great-grandchildren, now three- and one-year-olds. One of her grandsons is now a doctor practicing in the East. Roz celebrated Thanksgiving here in Houston with her family. Virginia Young Rude ’41 is living on the moon way out in Tremont but likes it and is never bored. When I called her, Ginny was coming back from having a wonderful time with her son and family in Austin. We visit at Garden Club once a month. Clancy the cat also keeps her entertained.

Beverly Clark Campbell ’46 is moving to a new residence outside of Tampa, Florida. Her daughter Elizabeth Bartholomew was recently in Houston to help her friend with a booth at the Nutcracker Market. Robin Gill Stanford ’46 went to Newport News, Virginia, for a Civil War photography meeting. Her collection of historic pictures is fabulous. She entertained houseguests from London and has just returned from Turkey. The country was celebrating 90 years as a republic. Robin spent Thanksgiving and Christmas with family in Houston. Joan Herrin Lyons ’47 and her family, Ted ’77 and Stacey Lyons and Greg and Linda Lyons Brown ’82, were honored at The Crystal Ball in celebration of the 25th year of The Huffington Center on Aging at Baylor College of Medicine. The Ball was held at the River Oaks Country Club on November 4. The family has been very active with and generous to this wonderful group for years. Martha Matlock Coskey ’47 (fs) has been her usual busy person here and there and hard to get. Recently, she was very involved with the needs of her “grand-dogs”. Martha also attended The Crystal Ball. I enjoyed a wonderful catch-up phone visit with Bob Lyndon Hill ’48. He is retired in La Jolla, California, and says he just plays now. He plays golf, plays bridge, plays the stock market, plays traveling, etc. Last summer his daughter Sara married, and my friend Sara

Suins is her godmother. How small the world can be sometimes. I believe Bob may come in the spring to the Richmond Guard Party. George S. Heyer Jr. ’48 (fs) is retired and has been in Austin for 50 years. He said he has five children near him there, and he gets away from the Texas heat by going to his house in Nantucket. How lucky! While Paul Preacher ’48 was at therapy, his wife Nancy and I had a wonderful phone visit. She reported Paul has had a hip replacement and two knees replaced, and he is improving so well. This is such good news. He also has had cataract surgery – boy, can he see bright colors again. Keep up the good work.

1950 - 1954 If you are interested in volunteering to be the class correspondent, please contact Advancement Associate Laura Renaud at 713.243.5054 or laura.renaud@kinkaid.org.

1955 – 1957 Nicky Sanborn Minear ’56 1808 Meadow Creek Drive Pearland, Texas 77581 281.933.0830

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Crosswell and his wife Emily continue to contribute their time and talents to many, many charities in Houston.

Linda Beeley Denison Houston, Texas lindabdenison@comcast.net How can it be that anyone in our class could have grandchildren in and out of college? Linda Lester Griffin’s granddaughter Sarah Schuhmacher ’08 graduated from Trinity and is in her first year of dental school in Houston. Sarah’s sister Hilary Schuhmacher ’10 is in college at the University of Houston. Tami Baird Dyer’s granddaughter Carolyn Dyer ’13 is a freshman at the University of Texas. Lucy Lee Lamme’s granddaughter Maddox Lamme graduated from St. John’s and is a freshman at the University of Texas. Klinka Garrett Lollar’s daughter Carolyn is a teacher at Pooh Corner. Jane Jorns Van Santen’s daughter Mercedes is a school nurse in the Spring Branch School District. My grandchildren range from two to 15 years old, and the three in Houston attend Kinkaid and The Joy School. Our five grandchildren in Austin go to Casis, St. Andrew’s, Trinity and Good Shepherd. Carol Cockrell Curran and her brother Ernie Cockrell ’63 (fs) were honored recently for their outstanding charitable contributions to our city. Eddie and Dorothy Malone Gumbert still love their life and work in Wimberley. Sally Eastham Chapoton is still very active in the Washington, D.C. scene. Holcombe

It is fascinating to hear of the talents, achievements and activities of the next generation after our children’s and how very blessed we grandparents are to be here to watch them grow. Some of our classmates have been involved with Kinkaid under all three Heads of School, and how exciting to be starting over now with Andy Martire. The wonderful thing about Kinkaid is that it always was and still is a real privilege and honor to be educated on this campus. I would love to hear from our other classmates, so please email me with your news. A Grateful Grad, Linda

1960 Sassy English Stanton Houston, Texas sassy@stanton-pinckard.com Sassy English Stanton’s two children Austin and Troy ’89 have combined their talents and are expanding services with Regency TeleCommunications Company.

1961 If you are interested in volunteering to be the class correspondent, please contact Advancement Associate Laura Renaud at 713.243.5054 or laura.renaud@kinkaid.org.

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Adrian Turner Ross Houston, Texas adrian@rexross.com

John Hagerman The Woodlands, Texas johndhagerman@hotmail.com

Dear 1962 Classmates,

Susan Graham Fifer is still living in Kerrville after her husband passed away this year. The 1959 Class Lunch Bunch is planning a December lunch, and some of the out-oftown classmates that may attend include Susan and Sonja Klein, author of Honk If You Married Sonja.

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Congratulations to all of us who are celebrating another “decade” birthday. I hope that 2014 is a great year for everyone. I asked several of our classmates if any Kinkaid classes or activities have influenced their later life experiences. Dorothy Knox Houghton mentioned that thanks to Madame Downs, she has continued her interest in French through college and through her travels, recently returning from a Bryn Mawr sponsored trip to Bordeaux and Dordogne. Carolyn Means must have picked up some French culture also, as she and her husband just returned from France, traveling between Nice and Paris, including a leisurely river cruise. One interesting thing that Susan Cooper Gaudet mentioned is how she appreciated the part of Kinkaid that revolved around sports and that she enjoyed supporting the various teams. She got to enjoy supporting the Boston Red Sox as it won the World Series! As usual, I am reluctant to relay the update sent to me by Gibson Carothers. Suffice it to say that his life is much more interesting in reality that the driving trip to Austin that he claims to

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have been planning for an eternity. Kendella Baker mentioned two aspects of Kinkaid that opened doors for her. One is participating in choral and operetta programs that gave her confidence to continue singing in church and for weddings. And the other is that Mr. Holder was her inspiration to become a math teacher. What a great and kind teacher he was. Van Russell is still enjoying retirement in Austin. He lives on the 18th fairway of Falconhead Golf Course and continues to be a member of the Barton Creek Golf Course operations staff. Since Van was a major talent in many of the Kinkaid musical productions, I asked him if he still enjoyed singing. He replied “only in the shower” and that he could make the garage door open and close when hitting some of the “high” notes. Van mentioned that he sees Judy and George Schudy occasionally when they stay at Barton Creek. To everyone, Happy New Year! I look forward to relaying more of your news in the spring. Adrian Turner Ross

1963 Calanne Koenig Choate Pearland, Texas mayamom@hotmail.com This winter finds the class of 1963 obviously busy and engaged in activities that prohibit the participation of our members in this newsletter. I must begin by mentioning the loss of two class members: Peter Elliott and Catherine Belt Jacob MacLaughlin (Sister Elizabeth). Thankfully we saw both of them at our glorious 50th reunion last May. May they both rest in peace… I want to reiterate that our class owes a great debt of thanks to Lana Cureton, Jan Cato and Mary Nell Lovett for the beautiful job they did on our reunion. It was truly memorable. I personally enjoyed seeing and visiting with so many of you! What awesome memories! Now… On to the present. I was very disappointed to see that only one of our classmates replied to my request for updated info. Jane Wadsworth Mason sent great news about herself and her fantastic children! I will take the liberty of quoting her, as I could never hope to outdo her wonderful writing skills. Jane says, “I have returned from living in Colorado. I’m writing a book like so many people have told me to do. I recommend the process. I am still designing jewelry. I find that my RN is coming in handy with helping friends and clients deal with the many medical aspects of their lives. My son Jay Rambin is 49, which convinced me the 50th high school reunion was probably the correct number. I was sure it was a mistake. Jay and his wife Carri live in Kona on the Big Island. He owns Workwise Computers. My computer runs well. My daughter Hayley Dorin ’01 just had her 31st birthday. She is Vice-President of Acquisitions and Development Global Content for Fremantle


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Media International Television in Los Angeles. That is a lot of fun I must say. My youngest daughter Julia is 24 and is enrolled in the August Escoffier School of Culinary Arts in Boulder. That is tasty goodies in the mountains!” I can’t wait to read Janie’s book! I’m sure it will be a blockbuster! It is always a treat to see Jane! She likes Mexican food as much as I do! Jane is a priceless friend to whom I owe much! I have seen Kari McGuirt Seger. She and I spent a glorious afternoon reminiscing in her beautiful home, which by the way is the townhome my parents lived in after they downsized from the house on Del Monte. So many wonderful memories! Kari is the same wonderful person she always was, and we laughed ‘til we cried. A lifelong friendship! Little did I know when I last saw you guys that my life would undergo a huge change. I have just finished real estate school and am about to take the Texas licensing exam. I was presented an offer I could not refuse, so here I am! A second career at 68 - go figure! Also, my son Roland and his wife Kathy will adopt their 19-month-old foster child next week! Now I will have two grandchildren… Charlie who is seven and the light of my life(!!) and Mary. We are also looking forward to hopefully adopting another foster child, a little five-year-old girl who is now with Roland and Kathy! Boy, do I ever have my grandmotherly hands full on the weekends when they spend the night at my house! I now know about Minecraft, the Xbox, Hello Kitty puzzles on the iPad and counting toys in the playpen… all at one time! Anybody else have this happen? It surely keeps one young! Playdates, anyone? Okay, enough for now. I hope you are all well and happy. Let me hear from you, if you have time. I am always up for Mexican food and margaritas! Love to all of you! Calanne

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Claire Andreae Murray Silver Spring, Maryland claire.murray@verizon.net Hallelujah, welcome to fall! Hopefully we all survived government shutdowns and debt ceiling debacles. How divine to cross over the retirement line and be immune to the vagaries of our most precious elected representatives except for social security, Medicare and taxes... I can’t wait, especially as AARP has been nipping at our heels since we all turned 50. I personally plan to head for Bali and contemplate on our collective cosmic navel until reason prevails, ergo the odds are that I may never return. Cindy Bambeck Smith had a similar inclination. She and her husband communed with the natives in Papua, New Guinea.

Speaking of retirement Ruth Reitz Barney shares, “I have retired from 20 years of teaching German and English as a Second Language at Caldwell College in New Jersey and now teach Developmental English two days a week at SUNY (State University of New York) Adirondack as an adjunct. My husband and I live in Ticonderoga, New York, on Lake George. We are in the northeastern part of the state, very close to Vermont, so we are able to enjoy mountains, lakes and New England charm. I am hoping to come to the reunion and looking forward to it if all works out for a trip to Houston that weekend.” Can you believe it? Our 50th Reunion!!! Hopefully the out-of-towners have booked their chariots and will be descending on the locals to reunite, share tall tales, ingest and imbibe the delectable treats at The Forest Club on the eve of April 5, 2014. Voluminous details to follow as our turnout at this point is staggering thanks to the work of our Reunion Committee: Lorna Allen Sorley, Rocky McAshan and Mike Rose and amazing sleuthing efforts of JB Jones, Tony Geiselman, Kathy Susman Howe and Pati Mengden Eckhardt ferreting out obscure classmates. Unfortunately in the process we just learned of Andy Sorelle’s passing. We will toast and honor all those present as well as those who have moved on when we gather in the spring. Until then start shining your dance shoes as there will be a plethora of toe tapping tunes...

1965 Tami Fox Brau Austin, Texas tazmazan@gmail.com Clay Parker and Kathy Sabom Parker joined Kathy’s son Grady Lee ’89, his wife Kate and grandson Parker in Venice. After enjoying a few days of sightseeing and gondolas, they went on to Florence by train. Seeing the countryside and touring the city were real treats. Then, Kathy and Clay went on for the next three days to see all that Rome had to offer. They are definitely looking forward to the next family trip. Hal Martin writes that he and his lovely wife Amy sold their large (too big for two people) house in Royal Oaks and downsized to a smaller one story in the same subdivision. The remodel took all summer. Next up is building the pool and summer kitchen. Two years ago they purchased a large condo in Punta Mita, Mexico, where they spend time during the November to May season. No kids, but they do dote on their four-legged kid, a gorgeous female Staffordshire named Honey. She travels to and from their watch and jewelry store and even travels with them to Mexico. Hal emphasizes how important it is to stay healthy and exercise as we get older. Hal is as busy as ever. He married Amy Robinette last April, and they are both very active in sports. Hal still teaches one

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night a week at his Aikido Dojo. Hal invites everyone to stop by the store, Hal Martin’s, during the holidays to say hi and maybe share a glass of wine.

following weekend. Rod, a retired banker, pretty much knows everyone in Jackson and would love to show Kinkaidians his beloved Jackson Hole.

Tommy O’Dowd reports from California that his oldest daughter Katie married in May. His daughter Stephanie is in the process of applying to law schools. His son Connor, who is a senior at the University of California Santa Barbara, continues his pre-med studies at the University of Copenhagen. In fact, Tommy and his wife Vivian had a great visit with him in Denmark. While there, they all visited St. Petersburg and spent a week in Russia.

The biggest news from Susan Fantle is that she is cutting back on the amount of projects she accepts with the goal of moving into retirement. Susan is the owner of The Copy Works and is an ace at direct-response copywriting.

Jay Jorns has qualified to be a certified arborist by the International Society of Arboriculture. Jay is the only certified applicator by the Texas Department of Agriculture, certified entomologist by the Entomological Society of America and Certified Arborist in Texas. Jay writes, “Hopefully, this reminds folks that pest control and arboriculture is a science.” I can attest to Jay’s expertise at least in the bug area. This summer a strange, unknown bug bit me. All of us in Austin were having a dickens of a time identifying it. That’s when I contacted Jay who looked at my fuzzy cell phone photo, asked a few pointed questions and in a short time identified it. Rudy Cravens is exercising his pipes in December. He has a role in the show “Into the Woods”. Rudy writes, “It’s my first actual singing role. This is, as I understand it, the fifth sign of the Apocalypse.” Anna Horton sends news from Maryland about her daughter. “While I am not an alum, I do wish to announce that the late George Horton’s daughter Dr. Campbell Horton Sullivan gave birth to her second child in September, a son named George. He joins his sister Beatrice and daddy Ryan in Baltimore, where his N’Anna lives one block away.” Rod Everett is hard at work planning his pet project, the 2014 Cutter Races in Jackson, Wyoming. Rod, a long-time Shriner, has built the Jackson Hole Shrine Club Cutters Races into an amazing event that brings folks from around the country to watch this wild horsedrawn chariot race. Rod invites everyone to come for the races February 15 through 16 and stay for the Ski Joring Race that is the

As for me, Tami Fox Brau, I am looking forward to cooler weather. The heat has been brutal in Central Texas. I am chugging at my new job as a writer for a small high-tech start-up company. I won’t bore you with the product details. It’s a very social place with a parade of food - tacos, pizza, barbecue, fajitas, and... Fortunately, we have an on-site gym. I just need to remember to use it. My greatest challenge besides keeping up with the twenty-somethings, is trying to resist all the desserts - cookies, brownies, pie, cake, and...

1966 Pat Kidson Cavanagh Houston, Texas pat.cavanagh@kinkaid.org The Class of 1966 is a busy bunch! It was wonderful to hear from several classmates, and it would even more wonderful to hear from the rest of you! Margaret Frederking Shullaw is enjoying the exploits of her daughter Travis who has worked in Hong Kong since January. Margaret and Richard look forward to visiting her there next spring. Last July they traveled to Philadelphia where they spent a wonderful afternoon at the Barnes Foundation and had great fun catching up with Martha and John Diffey. Rob Wilson reports that he is still fishing! He caught 14 marlin in Cabo during four days of fishing on two different trips in September. Chuck and Gayl Ware Carlberg had a great vacation with their children, Chris ’01 and Kirby ’04. Chuck is turning 70, and the kids thought it would be fun to celebrate by recreating the past… Taking a family trip abroad. They went to Amsterdam and loved

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Lynn started as a five-year old on the Richmond campus and can remember Miss Schultz’s Kindergarten class in a little cottage, walking field trips to Jamail’s Grocery Store and the excitement of moving to the new campus in 1958. Later in high school she saw many of her friends leave to attend Lamar. But Lynn valued the family environment and the relationships she had with faculty. “Back then, we didn’t have Interim Term or the wonderful speakers that now come to campus on a regular basis,” she recalls. “But we had this amazing faculty with remarkable teachers. People like Art Goddard, Ann Clifford, Barry Moss and John Germann—who came my senior year so I was fortunate to have him for history. And my kids got to have some of the same teachers. These were dedicated mentors that have had a profound effect on our lives. Several became close family friends. In fact, the first gift I received when I had Chris was a Kinkaid baby blanket made by my seventh grade science teacher, Emma Jane Miller.” Lynn’s appreciation for the value of relationships with Kinkaidians past and present made her a natural fit for working with alumni. She was involved with the Alumni Association and had served on the Alumni Board when Taylor started sixth grade in 1996. Then Director of Development Phyllis Selber had an opening for Alumni Coordinator and hired Lynn part-time and later full-time. “Lynn is the most dedicated, positive alumna,” says Phyllis. “She always has a smile on her face, and she loves to interact with people… she is a real people person!”

Kinkaid challenges your mind, nurtures your spirit and empowers you to go out and do good in the world. What could be better than that?

“I loved being involved with Kinkaid alumni,” Lynn shares. “It says a lot about the School that so many people stay connected long after they’ve left. People are always interested in what’s happening at Kinkaid and with their former classmates and teachers. And there’s new excitement for many who reconnect through their kids or grandkids.” Besides Kinkaid, one of Lynn’s other passions is the School Art Committee of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo where she has volunteered for 26 years. This year she is Vice Chairman of the Presentation Division, which involves curating the 670-piece collection of student artwork from around the state as well as organizing the awards ceremony. “Each year, we award over $300,000 in scholarships and workshop positions,” says Lynn. “I’m always impressed by the level of talent across all ages of students.”

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Since she retired, Lynn has more time to enjoy her growing family. Her son Chris, a refined products broker, and his wife Izzy live in Houston with their two boys—Marshall is almost three and Seve is one year old. Lynn and her husband Ron stay active by keeping up with their grandsons, who are “in constant motion.” Taylor, who is getting married in 2015, stayed in southern California after college and works as a computer systems architect with PriceGrabber.com. “I’ve thought a lot about Kinkaid over the years—the experiences I’ve had as a student, an alum, a parent and a staff member,” Lynn reflects. “The education I received, the people I met, and the lasting relationships I carry with me—I can’t imagine a greater legacy. Kinkaid challenges your mind, nurtures your spirit and empowers you to go out and do good in the world.” What could be better than that?


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it; they rented a car that Chris drove on the Autobahn (thrilling) all the way across Germany to Salzburg, Austria, and then Vienna. It was a really great trip made more special by having quality time with Chris and Kirby. Jim Tang and Dick Respess played in the Kinkaid Golf Tournament with Jim’s brother Allan Tang ’72 and Ed Persia, a fellow Princeton alum. Jim reports that, although they played well, shooting a 61, it was not quite good enough to win anything. Jim just celebrated thirty years as a plastic surgeon at Cy Fair Plastic Surgery Center in northwest Houston. No plans for retiring yet. Son James Frederick just got promoted to associate with Deutsche Bank Investment Bank. Son Jeff ’05 is in his senior and last year of dental school at UT Houston Dental School. John ’07 (fs) is in second year of medical school at UT Southwestern in Dallas. Jim and Elizabeth enjoy ballroom dancing, hiking and bowling. Jim plays golf twice a week with his friends and enjoys flying radio controlled airplanes. He is still quite involved in a number of community organizations. From David Boldrick: “Still fun working; waiting on arrival of my seventh grandkid. I had a lunch with Ford Frost and George Kuhn at River Oaks then saw Steve Lasher at the same place. It was fun to see everyone. I talk to Rob every now and then, and I saw Dick Respess at church this week. You people are everywhere! I am going to China next month on a big equipment deal. Hope all are well since we are Medicare people now. LOL!” We always receive wonderful news from John Diffey. He wrote: “Martha and I just returned from a wonderful 30th anniversary weekend in NYC – hardly as venturesome as your trip to Israel but still a lot of fun. This year has been a big one for our family. Our son Matt completed his MBA at Duke in mid-May. Two weeks later he and Theodora (Teddie) Hadjimichael were married. Two weeks after the wedding, daughter Louisa graduated from the University of Denver. And the following week, Matt and Teddie moved to London, and Louisa flew back to Tempe, Arizona, to resume teaching summer school classes and complete her orientation for her new job with Teach for America. Matt and Teddie spent the summer visiting her parents in Athens and Oia, honeymooning in Norway and Sweden and setting up their apartment in London. After that dream summer Matt was ready to begin working with Bain Consulting in September. Louisa is excited to be teaching eighth grade special education with Teach for America in Colorado. A special treat for us this summer was seeing Margaret Frederking Shullaw and her husband in Philadelphia. We’ll hope to see them in DC/ VA in the near future. Martha and I are still enjoying our work and at the same time realizing that the time is coming for us to give things over to successors. All in all – we’re feeling very fortunate and are excited to contemplate exploring new places and new interests. Gratefully, and with best wishes to classmates and families.”

Big news from Bubba Koenig: “Hello Pat – hope this finds you and all our classmates well. I am writing with some significant news for Linda and me. We will be retiring and moving permanently to our home in Lakeway outside of Austin. We will be doing some traveling, a lot of relaxing, and I will do a little consulting on the side. It’s been a great ride for me over the last 40 years that I have been in the engineering and construction business. I have logged over two million air miles and visited 50 countries around the world. All my travels only confirm more strongly than ever what a privilege it is to live in our great country. One of my most memorable moments was when Linda and I had the honor of lowering and folding the flag at the closing taps ceremony at the American Military Cemetery overlooking Omaha beach in Normandy, France. With the sun setting and taps playing in the background, there wasn’t a dry eye anywhere, including ours. The coffee machine will always be on and the wine rack will always be full so if anyone is in the neighborhood, I hope they’ll drop by. We ‘re in the book. Looking forward to the 50th in a couple of years. Meanwhile my most heartfelt best wishes to all.” In July, Craig and I went to Israel and Jordan with the Chapelwood UMC Chancel Choir. We spent 12 days around the Sea of Galilee, Jericho (West Bank), Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Masada and Qumran (where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered), and Jordan where we visited Petra, described by UNESCO as “one of the most precious cultural properties of man’s cultural heritage.” It was a wonderful trip on many levels. My news is that I am in graduate school – again! – taking classes to become an educational diagnostician. Crazy as it sounds, I cannot wait for Tuesday nights when I head to The Woodlands for my class. The Fogle kids, Elizabeth ’91 (fs), Rebecca ’93 (fs) and Will, keep us traveling to Michigan (Will), North Carolina (Rebecca) and far north Texas (Elizabeth) where our seven brilliant and adorable grandchildren keep everything hopping! I hope hearing this news from fellow classmates will inspire others to drop me a quick email or call to let me know what’s happening in your life. Whether you’ve been in touch all these years or finally have time to be in touch, we would all love to hear from each of our classmates. Blessings to one and all. Stay healthy and happy!

Buddy Trotter was installed as the 2014 President of the Houston Chapter of the Appraisal Institute in November for a oneyear term. Norman Bering celebrated his first anniversary with Martha Turner Properties and his 40th with his beautiful wife Kelly. It seems like just yesterday we were in Wichita Falls, dressed in yellow tux jackets watching them tie the knot. My how time flies by! They have three grandchildren and thoroughly enjoy being grandparents. Ronnie Ladin pens that he and Jean are spending as much time as possible with their grandkids and going to Cabo. Their daughter Leslie ’94 is busy with her interior design business and her children – Lexie (Kinkaid 5th grade) and Ladin (Kinkaid 2nd grade). Their son Eric ’97 is married to Katy Hull, also from Houston, and they have a one-year-old son Maxfield. They live in LA, and Eric is a very successful actor. He presently plays a very young J. Edgar Hoover in Boardwalk Empire. He also recently completed the movie River Guard. Kackie and David Dunwoody have recently added two more grandchildren to their collection. That must bring their total up to a dozen or so. They have certainly done their share to slow the nation’s changing demographics. Just this week I had contact with Nancy Corley Wehrung, Tom Hargrove, Bob Kent, Marvin Morse, Pepe Haas, David Dunwoody, Stewart Simonds, Ronnie Ladin and Larry Knapp. All are fine, and the humor was flying at warp speed through cyber-space.

1968 Elizabeth Topper Nash San Marcos, Texas enash@grandecom.net

1969 If you are interested in volunteering to be the class correspondent, please contact Advancement Associate Laura Renaud at 713.243.5054 or laura.renaud@kinkaid.org.

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1970 Malcolm Waddell Houston, Texas mwaddell@sba-skincare.com Greetings from the West Coast! I am in San Diego at a clinical trial investigators meeting with Suzanne, and of course, my first call was to Ted Barrow. Ted answered from his neighborhood patrol car as he made his regular rounds. Ted has been part of his neighborhood watch team for years now, but he assured me that he’s not packing heat. In fact, he said the biggest defense device he has is his small LED flashlight. Ted caught me up on his family. His son Thomas is living in San Diego and has been successfully flipping houses in the area. His daughter will defend her thesis next week on her way to a PhD in Human Factors. She has moved back to California after seven years at George Mason in Fairfax, Virginia. As for Ted and Clare, they are building a new home on a one-acre tract in La Jolla. They are simultaneously building a second house for sale on the other acre that came along as part of the original land purchase. My next call was to Jim Knight. No one answered so I went on the internet and found that Jim, a board-certified urologist, had closed his practice here in San Diego back in late 2009 and headed to New Mexico. I found him living and practicing in Las Vegas, New Mexico, at Alta Vista Urology Specialists. I’ve got a P.O. Box but no phone number, so I’ll have to track Jim down at his office and hopefully get some direct news for a later class news edition. When I think of San Diego, I think of Joanne and Randy Hankamer, who lived here after their years at Stanford. I checked in with Joanne in Austin to see how she and their daughters were doing. Joanne sent this update: “The three of us are doing well. I’ve settled nicely into the condo I bought last year, and I am doing some traveling. I went to Europe for three weeks last spring and have had numerous shorter trips around the country visiting friends of Randy’s and mine. Kelly and Cheryl are also living and working here in Austin. It is great for all of us to reside in the same city, and we take advantage of it and get together often.”

1967 Steve Adger Houston, Texas sadger@yahoo.com Stewart Simonds notes that he and Nancy Naschke (Lamar ’67) are doing fine and working on 28 years of marriage. Stewart is an investment advisor, and Nancy works at the Houston PBS affiliate. Stewart gets his exercise by mowing and edging his River Oaks yard and downhill skiing in the Alps. Billy and Laura Wheless, Elizabeth Nash ‘68, Tommy Adams ‘68 and Ed Frank ‘68 reuniting in Austin for the UT vs. Ole Miss game 31


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Our last Californian for this issue is Spencer Clark, and he wrote: “Thanks for contacting; it is always a pleasure hearing from Texas. We’re still here, still going strong and still doing Rock’n Wine dinners. We have our sons back in the business with us, and we are making changes in our general business plan related to our wine programs, adding new varietals to our lineup. We’ve decided to move more towards medium-size distributorships in the US and actually have a new distributor in Texas (Premier Wines). Our beginning initiative was designed to promote sales through incentive programs from summer until the end of the year. Things are very exciting here at the winery and vineyards these days. This year we began the removal and replanting of five of the 25 acres of our estate vineyards, redesigned our estate label and have a new wine brand scheduled for release next year. Our wine/cave appointment-only tours and retail sales at the winery seemed to have increased exponentially over the past few years due to promotions with various Napa concierges and private limo services, and it seems difficult at times to come up for a breath. I look forward to hosting you and any of the Kinkaid crew any time you might venture to Napa Valley.” I have wanted to catch up with our other East Texas classmate (besides Bill Blomdahl) Missy Smith Champion for several issues now. Missy was out of town when I called, but I had a nice chat with her husband Stan. He shared that he and Missy have been married for 38 years. Stan, like Jim, is a urologist who grew up in Spring Branch. Their older son just married, and he and his bride are moving from Boston to Denver. He is an electrical engineer and has just earned his MBA. I meant to ask if he was a fellow Harvard Business School grad. The Champions’ other two children (a boy and girl) are both lawyers. Alan Gerger answered my request for news stating that he hadn’t sent an update in many years. I see Alan on at least an annual basis so it came as a surprise when he shared the news on his family. Alan wrote: “Our daughter Emily ’03 married Dr. Graham Segal on September 2, 2012. Emily is close to receiving a Masters in Hospital Administration and is employed at The Methodist Hospital. We are expecting to be grandparents early next year. Daughter Tracy ’08 married Mark Leiman on November 10, 2013. Tracy is teaching preschool children at The Becker School.” I also reached out to not-so-newlywed Browne Baker. I haven’t seen one of my best buds from our Kinkaid years since his and Robin’s wedding reception a couple of years ago. In response to my comment about how long it had been since we had seen each other, Browne said: “Time flies when I’m having fun. As for an update on Robin and moi, she’s with Heritage Properties selling real estate, and I’m just busy, in industrial sales and NOT traveling, unfortunately. I took all my vacation earlier in the year since we have lots of jobs in progress.” Another one of my favorite classmates who I hadn’t heard from in too long is Linda Dixon. 32

She, too, answered my plea for some word and sent a lovely note. Linda splits her time between homes in Santa Fe and Las Vegas, Nevada. She wrote: “To bring you up to date, I’m doing well. I just returned home from Jackson, Wyoming. I hadn’t been there since 1990. It was such a peaceful experience. I stayed at the Four Seasons at Teton Village during the last week of October right before the lodge closes for a month before winter season. I traveled through Teton National Park and Yellowstone Park. I was able to do both parks in one day. My, has it changed. At Lake Jackson Lodge, I parked and walked up a hill only to discover there was no Lake Jackson. I was shocked but continued on to the entry of Yellowstone. I spoke with a park ranger who shared that Idaho had purchased the water in Lake Jackson, and this was the reason it was dry. It was so dry I could have hiked across the lakebed to the Grand Tetons. The ranger encouraged me to continue on to Old Faithful, as I would surely see a lot of wildlife. I made it to the geyser in time for it to erupt and took the geyser loop and saw so many interesting geological points of interest but no wildlife. All I saw were a few thin herds of bison off in the distance. Suddenly, I rounded a corner and witnessed some people with park rangers and a naturalist with a telescope. I stopped. The group called me over to look through the telescope and there, 50 feet away, sat a huge GRIZZLY BEAR eating his prey for the night. He was magnificent. I decided to leave so as not to be his second course. This made up for the lack of viewing wildlife.” One of my faithful, regular contributors checked in. Irene Moody Riviere reported: “The Riviere gang is doing great! We have some exciting news: son Ryan and his wife Anne are having a baby, but the real big surprise is that they are having a girl. This is quite something since there has never been a girl on Rob’s [blood line] side of the family. Rob has two half-sisters, but his natural father had Rob and two sets of twin boys. Everyone thought all we would have are grandsons, which you know we adore, so this will be a new adventure for the whole family. Son Rhett’s and his wife Dana’s boys are so much fun! We have enjoyed watching them play flag football, once again a replay of Ryan and Rhett. Leyton, almost eight, is in second grade and just got his first report card. We’re very proud of him; he made straight “A’s” and Honor Roll. Nolan is four and just started preschool, and he was so excited to go to school like his big brother. Mr. Colton is one-and-a-half and is starting to talk, and he adores both his big brothers. We are truly blessed! Love to all.” Fellow Austinite Bob Frachtman, also a loyal news contributor, shared: “Wife Sherrie is just about done with her two-year stint as chair/co-chair of the Anti-Defamation League in Austin. It has been a successful run, as Austin has split away from Houston and is its own region. We just returned from NYC from the League’s 100th anniversary semiannual meetings. ADL is the originator of the “No Place for Hate” program in many schools across the country. A month ago, we went on a five-day bike ride in Puglia, Italy, in the

southeast part of the country on the Adriatic. I biked 176 miles through olive groves, vineyards, limestone hills and beaches. Sherrie used the van option when we hit the hills. Son Julian resigned from the company that he helped found (but fortunately kept his equity) and is job hunting in San Francisco. He is an expert in internet advertising, advertising brokering and affiliate networks. Second son Brandon has graduated from the University of Denver with a business degree in construction management. He is working for a developer in Austin and really getting into it. Daughter Adrienne is a senior at Washington University in St. Louis and is majoring in Philosophy, Neuroscience and Psychology (that’s one major, not three) with a concentration on linguistics. She wants to get a master’s in speech pathology. As for me, I’m still working in my group gastroenterology practice (about 30 of us now) here in Austin. I just submitted my CV to the new University of Texas Medical School in Austin. The first class starts in 2016, and I’d like to be on the clinical faculty, as my dad was at Baylor Medical School. I’m still running, often with our former classmate Jim Sud. I still have a few marathons left in me. I’d like to do Boston and the Marine Corps Marathon in D.C. at some point. Anyone who is coming to Austin for whatever reason should call us at home at (512) 459-3432 to see if we can get together.” Larry Jacobs, whose twins headed to college this past fall, checked in with: “All seems well on the college front. Jacqueline ’13 is enjoying Tulane and New Orleans. She’s expecting quite a few friends for Mardi Gras this year. Scott is definitely enjoying his freshman year at Ole Miss. He pledged SAE fraternity there (I was an SAE at Tulane). Tulane doesn’t allow sorority pledging until second semester. And yes, they appear to be studying as well. We visited both of them last month and went to the famous Ole Miss tailgate party before the game known as the ‘The Grove’. There were at least 65,000 people there. The most pleasant surprise has been how much we like the town of Oxford, Mississippi. Who would have thought that? We are enjoying the empty nest. It’s very quiet.” And from Sam Collins: “All is well with Collins clan. We spent the last part of October in our place in Asheville for the fall foliage. Daughter Emily ’02 moved from Dallas back to Houston and has a new job at an ad agency here. Son Jordan ’00 is blowing and going with his DC law firm. We recently spent a weekend with him in DC. We drove from DC to Morgantown, West Virginia, for the UT-UVA football game – lots of fun and a great father-son weekend. Andi geared up for Thanksgiving, which we do every year for the whole family. Both kids and the extended family came in town. Life is being good to us for which we are grateful!” Another fellow Houstonian Galen Younger also got me up to speed. Galen wrote: “Sharon’s and my three girls are hugely busy and enjoying what life has to offer. Our older Laura ’08 (fs) is now an RN at Memorial Herman SW working nights in the emergency room. As a new hire, she is focused on learning on the night shift. She’s thinking

of getting her masters but is presently really enjoying the work experience and of course, the money! Kathryn ’11, our Kinkaid graduate, is a junior at UT-Austin majoring in Communications with a minor in Art History and loves every minute of her college experience. Lee, also a Longhorn, is a sophomore headed towards an Economics undergrad degree. Both Lee and Kathryn are in Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.” From the boomtown of Midland, Texas, Betsy Mickley Sheets was the first to write me back. Betsy said: “I’m leaving this week (early November) for New Mexico, and we’ll be back here for Christmas. Son Kelly is still in San Antonio and doing great. Other son Shawn is still a General Manager for Johnny Carino’s so he moves a lot. Wherever one of the restaurants is not doing well they send him in to build them back up. And Carino’s just moved him to guess where? Midland! So he is living with me until he finds a place. You know my dad was right – the kids never really leave. They will always keep coming back! I do love having him here. My boys work too hard so I have no daughter-in-laws yet! I am just enjoying life here and in New Mexico. Luv to all you guys!” And finally from the Waddell household, our girls are doing great. Amanda ’06 is still living in Japan and is completing the last half-year of her two-year program in modern Japanese theatre in Tokyo. This summer she toured Europe (Hamburg, Zurich and Amsterdam) as one of main actors in the avant-garde Japanese theatre troupe, Miss Revolutionary Idol Berserker. You can find her on YouTube! Julianne has been working in the education department of the Denver Zoo since May, and she loves what she’s doing. She guided us on the “Feed the Black Rhino” tour when we visited Denver this past summer. On the home front, Suzanne and I just opened our second dermatology clinic in Katy, Texas. We are very optimistic about its prospects, and given the loan we took out, we won’t be retiring anytime soon! Thanks to all that shared their latest news. I wish you all a wonderful rest of 2013 and an even brighter 2014. Remember to send news at any time!

1971 Greer Lee Houston, Texas greer.lee@svn.com It has been sometime since we’ve received responses from our classmates, and I appreciate hearing from a number of you. I heard from Darrell Bock who said he is a Senior Professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary as well as Executive Director of Cultural Engagement at the Hendricks Center where he hosts a weekly podcast on an array of topics tied to God and culture from the Seminary (www.dts.edu/thetable). Darrell has written over 30 books, including Breaking the Da Vinci Code, a New York Times Best Seller


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assessing The Da Vinci Code. He has three children and three grandchildren and reports life is good and full. Patty Barnes (who goes by the name “Louisa” now) reports she worked as a lawyer for a few years in Dallas then switched careers to work as an occupational therapist in a rehabilitation hospital in the Boston area. All the while, she danced socially (Scottish, English and American community dancing) and performed with Morris, Rapper Sword and Longsword dance teams in both places. She is married to Craig Sherman, a widower with two young boys, and they had a third son rather late in life. She has spent the last 15 years or so raising the boys, including homeschooling the youngest one. To her great pleasure, her youngest son inherited her love of dance and his father’s love of engineering. The older two boys have graduated from college – one a philosophy professor and the other figuring out how to help in the medical field (he has tried EMT and working in a psych hospital). The youngest one is in his second year of engineering school at Rensselear Polytechnic Institute in New York. Her husband has a few more years of work as a biomedical engineer in his future. Danny Carroll wrote that he is presently the Distinguished Professor of Old Testament at Denver Seminary where he has been since July 1996. Before that he and his family were in Guatemala where he was a professor at a seminary in the capital city. After Kinkaid, he played basketball at Rice University, graduating in 1975, and then played a season with Athletes in Action. From there he went to Dallas Theological Seminary (where Darrell Bock is now a New Testament professor), graduating with a Th.M. in 1980. He later got a PhD in Old Testament from the University of Sheffield in the UK (1990). He was married in 1976 to his wife Joan. They have two sons – Matthew, who is married and will have his first child in December (and their first grandchild), and Adam, who will be married November 2. Matthew played basketball at Purdue, and Adam played football at the College of the Holy Cross and is now working on his dissertation for his PhD in Spanish literature at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Danny has written and edited several books - the latest being Christians at the Border: Immigration, the Church, and the Bible. The second edition will appear in

mid-November. In addition to his teaching and writing, he has been involved in immigration reform. Susan Honig Rogers says she and her husband Richard split their time between Raleigh, North Carolina, where they raised their three children, and Waterford, Virginia, where they have a second home. The village of Waterford is a national historic landmark that was settled in 1733 by Quaker occupants, who, having voted against secession (and slavery), effectually plunged the village into poverty in the post-war South. Their house on five acres in the village is relatively new, having been built in 1817. She restored the house, using period materials, a few years ago. They border an eased property

that gives them a great view of the Short Hills, just beyond which are the Blue Ridge Mountains, forty minutes from Washington, DC. Their children are all married, and they have two grandsons, ages three and five. Richard is a semi-retired tax/ employment lawyer, and she juggles volunteer work for the Waterford Foundation, the Garden Club of Virginia, visiting grandchildren and building dry-stacked stonewalls. Such a fun life! She added, some of us remember Carmen Flowers who was with us at Kinkaid for several years. She is living with the debilitating disease of FTD, in Lubec, Maine, being cared for by an amazing husband and group of devoted friends. Keep a good thought for Carmen, if you will. Laura Liedtke Bucholz told me all is well in wonderful Wyoming! Fall is here; she received nine inches of snow last week (early October)! She says she is not quite ready for winter. Laura lives on their ranch raising Angus cattle; their annual production sale is November 21, so if anybody needs a bull, just give her a call! Laura has two children: Bessie (25) and John (22). Bessie is living full time in Queenstown, New Zealand, where she is working, but snowboarding and fly-fishing too. John is a senior at TCU majoring in geology. John and Laura are going to New Zealand for Christmas to be with Bessie, and John is staying for five weeks to do a geology field trip. No grandkids yet, but she does have ten grandnieces and nephews courtesy of her brother Cadell and his four daughters! Lisa Morris Simon says she has a 32-yearold son Glenn Clements, Jr. ’99 who has two daughters, Amelia (5 months) and Penelope (15 months), and a stepson Connie (14). Glenn and his wife Jennifer live in the Heights, and Glenn is CFO of their family’s commercial real estate company, MFT Interests. Lisa’s daughter Camella ’98 is 34 and is very entrepreneurial, owning and operating a ladies boutique in the Heights – La Camella on White Oak Drive. She is also a part-time teacher at the School of the Woods and for fun, does puppetry! She makes the puppets, moves them with a stick attached to their backs and organizes the theme of the show around stories from literature. Lisa’s husband Jerry works for Northern Trust Bank. He loves to fly as a hobby, helping cancer patients get to Houston and back to home via Angel Flight. Lisa manages the commercial real estate company and her parents’ foundation and enjoys escaping to a home they have in Rockport, Texas. She recently lost her mother in September to a heart attack, and she misses her greatly. Her father is having his 94th birthday in October and doing fine. Jerry and Lisa built a home next door to Lisa’s parents on Rivercrest Drive in 2007. Vicky Terry Steinhoff is married to Tom Dickens and recently relocated to Galveston. She is semi-retired as an interior designer. Vicky has two daughters: Katherine ’01, who is a teacher at Lone Star College in Houston, and Kelsey ’04 (fs), who lives in the Heights and works for Transwestern Real Estate.

Kinkaid Alumni Event

WINTER 2014

December 4, 2013

Alumni Holiday Party

Women of the Class of 1984 - Ann Chmielewski Kushwaha, Claire Cummins Lorenz, Tracy Gaedcke Smith, Mallory McKay Callaway, Shayna Goldstein Andrews, Susan Westmoreland McConkey, Jackie Fair

James Farrior, Iman Houston Farrior ‘01, Allison Poarch ‘03, Crady Newton

Glenn Seureau ‘59 and Lee Seureau

Horace Robbins, Barbara Ivy Jogerst ‘49, Yogi Jogerst

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Milton West still lives and works in Houston. Milton is a lawyer who travels to small cities all over Texas representing ranchers and large land and mineral interest owners. On the personal work side, he travels to La Joya once a month – no, not La Jolla, California, but La Joya, Texas, a small farming community in the valley where they have a farming operation. His oldest daughter Alexandra West Montgomery ’02 lives and works in Houston and is expecting the first grandchild in January. His youngest daughter Michelle West ’09 graduated from the University of Michigan with honors in May and is working in Washington, DC as a staffer for Congressman John Culberson. Bettina Wright told me she moved to Black Forest, Colorado, in the summer of 2012 to work on her equine therapy business. She lived through fires and floods and spent more days at 20 degrees or less than in all her previous 59 years! She says it has been an adventure, but Texas is calling. She’s coming home to Houston, hopefully before Christmas. Her son Andy Suman ’88 lives in Houston with his wife and three sons, ages 14, 11 and eight. He has a thriving business, Rohe & Wright Builders. Her oldest daughter Lila is her barn/ property manager, and the youngest daughter Nora is in graduate school in Denver studying early childhood education. As for me, I graduated from the University of Texas with a B.B.A. in Accounting. I moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado, in 1977. Not long after arriving in Colorado Springs, I ran into Bruce Maltz ’70. Bruce and I had not seen or heard from one another since the Kinkaid days. He and I became business partners running a real estate development company. We had successful projects in Colorado Springs, Breckenridge and Aspen until the national recession in the early 1980s drove the bank prime interest rates to 21½%! Needless to say this brought a halt to developing real estate. It was a very sad day when I learned that Bruce had passed away in 2009 in Denver, Colorado. I moved to San Diego, California, in 1986 where I managed a small chain of hotels in southern California; I moved back to Houston in 1993. I am often asked why I left San Diego (the fabulous weather, beaches, etc.), and the only answer is “pure insanity”. I go back to San Diego as much as I can to visit friends and to hang out at the beach and the Del Mar racetrack. I have a hospitality consulting business specializing in investment sales, finance and management of hotels. I have one daughter Kaitlyn (28) who graduated cum laude from the University of Colorado with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. She is a registered nurse living and working in Denver. I want to thank everyone who responded to my request, and I look forward to hearing from more classmates in the future.

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1972 If you are interested in volunteering to be the class correspondent, please contact Advancement Associate Laura Renaud at 713.243.5054 or laura.renaud@kinkaid.org.

1973 Sandy Howard Turner Houston, Texas sandy@mochimabay.com I have enjoyed reconnecting with many classmates and hearing updates of what is happening in their lives. What you will read is a testament to the bond that was forged many years ago. Thanks everyone, and stay in touch! John Knight reports that mainly, he has grown older and vastly dumber. He is retiring after years in corporate strategic planning and marketing and owning his own consulting firm. His two daughters are in their 20’s, and his step-daughters have made him a grandfather. He has been married for 15 years to the love of his life Susan, who is a part-time nurse case manager. They live in Tucson and are building their dream house. If you are passing through, John says to stop in and say hello… if he is not surfing in Hawaii, which is why he missed our 40th reunion! Chip Nichols says his life is very much status quo: married for 33 years to Jennifer. Their four kids are all in their 20’s, have finished college and are living on their own nickel. He owns his business, which has been the same since the late 80’s. He and Jennifer have lived in the same house since 1986, and he has had the same email address since 1994. I quote Chip, “Wow, do I sound boring or what?” But he likes what he is doing, so something must be going right. Neal Wade says he can’t think of anything exciting to write. He must be in the same status quo as Chip, which sounds just fine. Trey Hoffman’s news is that his three kids will get married within a 14-month span. His daughter Kate ’02 came to our 40th reunion and had loads of fun. His son Tyler married in July, and twin brother Trent will marry in February. Jill Goodall Mussman is ecstatic with helping her daughter Lynsey Duke plan her wedding to Drew Ward this coming February. Lynsey received an MBA from the University of Houston in May. Her focus is in the energy industry. Donna Coles Spriggs is having fun helping her one and only daughter Savannah fill out college applications. Savannah is a senior at Memorial High School and looking at colleges within close proximity to Houston. Donna said she is amazed at the difference between applications now and when we applied all those years ago.

Fred and Susu Zimmerman Meyer are expecting their third grandchild. They already have two precious granddaughters, ages three and one. Fred and Neal Wade still hang out together every Wednesday afternoon – now at the Greater Houston Gun Club. I say that Susu is an outstanding artist; she says that she still “pushes paint around”. The Meyers escape Houston as much as possible with lots of time being spent at their hacienda in Hunt. Dana Lyon happily reports that she became a grandmother of five in the span of one-anda-half years. Her son Luke has two boys and her daughter Dana has triplets. Just one girl in the mix of four boys! Judy Sud Morris has moved back to Houston and is busy getting settled. Kathy Kaufold Briggs has moved to Houston to care for her mom. Her husband Larry hopefully will be moving here in January. In the meantime, Larry, their daughter Ashley and granddaughter Makayla will be coming to celebrate the Christmas holidays. Her sisters Mary Lou ’74 and Barbie came for a long weekend in November. It was the first time in about nine years that all of the girls have been together. They had a GREAT time! Scott Prescott is currently living in Cloudcroft, New Mexico, for most of the year. He is still in the film industry doing special effects work. He shoots film a lot these days and teaches at Rice University some. He writes when he can and works when he has to. The Scottie we all remember. Kip Dale has been living in Melbourne, Australia, since 1992. He shares his life with his partner Sharon. Kip describes Melbourne as a fantastic city: great restaurants, cultural events and incredibly mad about sports. It is almost against the law not to have a “footy” team you support! He works in organizational development roles across a number of industries and still plays music, generally gigging once or twice a month. He has not been back to the States much but has traveled around Asia. If any one goes to Australia, feel free to look him up. Rene Bell and his wife Terry have moved to a townhouse and are adjusting to being empty nesters. Their son Charles ’13 is studying Mechanical Engineering at Texas Tech. After driving to Tech several times, Rene agrees with me that Lubbock is a long way from Houston to still be in Texas. (Our son William went to Texas Tech, so I speak from experience.) Rene is beginning his fifth year as a real estate lawyer with the City of Houston. He works to administer federal funds to promote affordable housing, social programs and urban development. Chris Jones and wife Laura’s daughter Elise graduated Cum Laude, Kinkaid class 2013... Must take after her mom! She is a freshman at UT Austin. Now empty nesters, they are thinking about downsizing but will need to get rid of the junk accumulated over the last 15 years. Chris’s team came in 3rd low net in

the Kinkaid Zack Semander Memorial Golf Tournament. Fortunately, the younger alums’ backs did not give out as they carried him around the golf course. David Martin has exciting news. He and his wife are moving from California to Abu Dhabi. Deborah has been there since the first of October going through the Education Council orientation and placement procedure in order to be a teacher. David will be promoting his artwork. He came to Houston for a stopover with his parents and then departed for Abu Dhabi on the October 30. Deborah has an initial contract for two years; this most likely will be extended, so they may be there two to four years. It is going to be an amazing time… Camel races and all. Bart Brewer lives in Santa Monica, California. He and his wife celebrated 20 years of marriage and have two boys, ages 11 and 13. It was great that he was able to fly to Houston at the last moment to celebrate our class reunion. Onie Dogget Swanson has celebrated five years with her husband Jim. We missed them at the reunion. Pam Wilson is still busy taking pictures of famous people. Mac McClure and his wife Rachael celebrated their fifth anniversary in April. Their birthdays, just three days apart, are celebrated in August. Mac admits that he is ahead by a few years! Mac adds that while Missy and Scott Jones were in Dallas, he and Rachael met them for dinner and had a wonderful time. He declares that Missy has not aged one iota. George Hover checks in with good news in Midland. Their youngest daughter graduated in May with a geology degree. Their son married earlier this year, bringing a stepson into the family, and then, his wife had a baby boy in November. George’s oldest daughter had a girl in May. He claims that he now feels old. Chuck Blanton writes that he is working too much, but read what else he says. He spent most of the summer in the New Mexico mountains. Marjie Moll French ’74 and her husband Ed joined him for a week. In November he drove to Florida in his shiny, new convertible and enjoyed the sand and sea for a couple of weeks. Sounds just like work to me! Chuck got totally hooked on watching Breaking Bad and laughed that our chemistry teacher Mr. Perkins could have played that role perfectly. Janet Weingarten Batista writes that by May 2014 she will have three college graduates. She states that while the nest is empty for the moment, all bets are off after graduations. Some years of graduate school remain in her budget! Meanwhile Janet and husband Tom have two dogs to help fill their time, which is split between Bethesda, Maryland and Bethany Beach, Delaware. They just celebrated their 29th wedding anniversary. Janet says with a gasp, “That’s


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half of my life!” Although she has lived in the Washington, D.C. area since 1978, she still thinks of herself as a Texan, and “home” is still Houston. Jane Staub Towler has also lived in Bethesda for years. She is working at Georgetown University Hospital. Recently she started yoga teacher training. She and her sister Jennifer went on a mission trip to Guatemala in April and said it was amazing. They worked for one week and then traveled for one week. Jane loves taking care of Janet’s dogs when she leaves town. Lisa Bernell Rostad still lives in Bethesda, too. Her son Marcus is soon to graduate from Clemson University and her daughter Laura is a freshman at Tulane. The last time Lisa was in Houston, she celebrated her birthday with her family. Chuck Blanton was invited and offered to drive Lisa and her 90-year-old mother to the restaurant in his new convertible. Top down and wind in her hair, Mrs. Bernell had a blast! All is well with Scott West. He looks forward to getting together with classmates over the coming months. He’s right when he says that reunions don’t provide enough time to hear everyone’s life events of past years. To wrap things up: Bill and I celebrated our 38th anniversary this summer. Our two sons are 26 and 21… No marriages and no grandkids yet. We spend summers at our bay house in Kemah. Although we have always planned to go sailing/cruising again, reality is that we will probably be retiring at the bay, not on the bay. Life is good.

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REUNION YEAR 2014

Madeleine Topper Sheehy Houston, Texas madtop1@aol.com

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classmate Jenny Sangalis ’07 and two other Houston girls. Meredith and Andy’s son Andrew (22) is currently attending Texas Tech University. Meredith continues her practice as an interior designer and owner of MPG Interiors. Andy’s company Takeout Taxi recently merged with Restaurants On The Run, a California-based company. Nanette McGuinness provides the following: “My son Nick is working at Hewlett-Packard after graduating from UCSD in Mechanical Engineering last year. My Baroque chamber group, the Vinaccesi Ensemble, released its first CD, Benedetto Vinaccesi: the Solo Cantatas on Centaur in April; the ensemble is now an affiliate of the SF Friends of Chamber Music. My new music group, the Jewish Music and Poetry Project, received a grant from the Zellerbach Family Foundation for a concert of new music by women composers last spring; our Eastern European tour has been postponed to the 2014/15 season due to the government shutdown. Our annual fund-raising campaign begins at the end of November.” Bob Snyder gives us an update on his family: “Sandy and I live in Brownwood, which is about center mass of the state. I work at City Hall, and she is a Charge Nurse in the Emergency room of our hospital. Our oldest son Cody is a wicked tennis player and is studying medicine as a sophomore at Texas Tech. Austin, the younger brother, is a soccer stud (center midfielder) in his senior year at Brownwood High. He has played twice in the Dallas Cup, as well as the Chelsea Cup in London. We spend most of our spare time at soccer matches or at our cabin in Ruidoso, New Mexico. Stop by City Hall, and say hello if you’re ever up this way! Go Falcons.” Holly Hover Baffert has news: “So... Who said life gets calmer once the kids leave? I don’t think I have ever submitted anything to the magazine so here goes.... I have been in California since I graduated from University of Arizona. I have a son Blair and a daughter Bailey. Blair (26) graduated from Loyola Marymount University in L.A., and lives in Newport Beach, California. Bailey (23) graduated from Fordham University in the Bronx, New York, and lives in New York City. I am a freelance interior designer. I do residential design around the country as well as apartment and model homes in the states and throughout China – a fun job, always

Laura Byrd Herring Houston, Texas laura.Herring@bgllp.com We have news from our classmates! Meredith Parsons Grisebaum and husband Andy ’77’s daughter Brooke ’07 (24) moved to D.C. after graduation from UT, where she worked for Congressman Bill Flores and lived with three UT friends in Alexandria, Virginia. After a great year in D.C., Brooke moved back to Houston to pursue her career in public relations. She presently works for Dancie Ware Public Relations as an account executive assistant and lives with Kinkaid

ever-changing. I have recently downsized; I leased my house in Newport Beach and moved to a two bedroom in Laguna Beach. It is wonderful! As I say... I live in a resort. Besides work, I keep very busy by traveling and doing just about anything. I have gotten into cycling, which I really enjoy. So that is about it... I always love reading about everyone so I thought I would share a bit about my world. If anyone gets out to L.A. or Orange County, please get into contact with me... I would love to catch up.” Max Bunch advises that he is “still living in Fort Worth going on 19 years and still working in Dallas going on 16 years. My company STRATMARK was sold, and we went through a name change, now Kersten Direct, but I am still working at the same place. My son Max III is a sophomore at the University of Oklahoma – FIJI – Energy Management. My daughter Breck is a freshman at the University of Oklahoma – Pi Phi – Public Relations. My wife Allyson and I are getting used to being empty nesters (and being Longhorns who have birthed Sooners). We are definitely traveling more now, but we’re always having to find a dog sitter for Aspen (Jack Russell Terrier) and Simba (Golden Retriever). We’ve also become a home-away-from-home for my nephew Alex Florescu ’11 who is now a junior at TCU.” Chris Chapman Trammell is a grandmother! Her son Clayton and his wife have a baby girl. Chris’ granddaughter is named Harper and was baptized in November. Claire Liedtke Alexander reports: “All is well in San Antonio for the John Alexander family. Eldest son Deaver graduated in 2011 from Vanderbilt and is working in Midland. Son Cadell is a junior at UT in the geology department. High school senior Berto is a senior at St. Mary’s Hall, smiling and happy-go-lucky as he has yet to hit the big world. I stay focused working with the San Antonio Botanical Garden and an exciting expansion!” And finally, Bobby Goldstein says that he has seven (yes, 7) kids. He added the following: “They are Lauren (34), Cooper (23), Dane (19), Audrey (16), Ruby (7), Greta (5) and Maggie (3). My current and last wife ever is named Cara. All of us are redheaded – except for me. I am now gray. I do not have grandkids yet. I am a media and energy executive. We split time between Dallas, Santa Fe and Halifax. I am losing some hair in the front – looking more like Al Capone every day! I miss very much all my cronies from Kinkaid. I would love to see them and shoot the breeze. We have 30 years or more left hopefully. I am still a juvenile delinquent. I behave around my mother and father. BG” Thanks for all of your news.

Bob Snyder ‘76

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1977 Lucy Hutcheson Barrow Houston, Texas lhbarrow@gmail.com Hello everyone. I am excited to report that my oldest son Justin Barrow ’04 married Martha Portwood on October 19 at Camp Waldemar in Hunt, Texas. It was a beautiful ceremony and weekend retreat for both of our families along the beautiful Guadalupe River. Martha attended St. John’s, and Justin attended Kinkaid. Both of them graduated from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth and now work here in Houston. Martha has a Masters in Public Health from UT and does research at MD Anderson, and Justin is an offshore mooring engineer with Delmar Systems. Patty Potter writes: “I started a new job at the beginning of May. I’m working for a store called Simple Things, and there’s nothing else like it in the Fort Worth/Dallas area. It’s a home decor store that sells everything from custom upholstery to industrial salvage turned furniture. It’s a unique and beautiful mix of furniture, lighting, rugs, tabletop and collections. I’ve especially enjoyed getting to join the owner on some of his buying trips to High Point, North Carolina, furniture market, New York City for rugs and Round Top, Texas, for industrial finds and collections. Also, in May I got together with Cary Young Fyfe, Adelaide Smith Burgher and Giggy Martin Thanheiser in Dallas for a weekend of catching up, eating and shopping. And then in August, Cary Young Fyfe and I met Molly Erwin Walton, who was picking kids up from camp nearby, at Travaasa Austin Spa & Resort for a relaxing weekend.” Dayna O’Toole Turney has exciting news: “We are moving to Dallas. I have lived in Tennessee since graduating from Vanderbilt, but Brad’s job with Ericsson is taking us to Plano. We have bought a house and are in the middle of packing up this one. Hope to be there by Thanksgiving. Hope to be seeing more of everyone, and we have a couple of guest rooms so hopefully we’ll have some visitors too! The older two are working – Matt is in New York, Megan is in Dallas, and Will is at Trinity in San Antonio. I guess I’ll be unpacking boxes while I decide what I’ll do down there.” Phillip Fox sent an update: “There’s plenty going on in the Fox den here in Minnesota. I am still practicing patent and trademark law, while my wife Kathy continues to be in demand at Medtronic setting up quality control systems and measures for various product lines. I can’t wait for hard water fishing season to begin in mid to late December, and we remain loyal Packer fans as they fight through their adversities this season… Our oldest son Matthew is a freshman at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. He’s doing the freshman dorm thing, but has high school classmates and teammates from his club soccer team on his dorm floor... Our daughter Julia is a sophomore in high

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school and is hitting the core AP classes in biology, physics and history this year… She’s starting to think about college, and I’m afraid she may be thinking about heading south because she loves hot temperatures. Vanderbilt seems to be on her radar! Our son Andrew is a sixth grader in his first year of middle school. He’s transitioned from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts and has earned the Tenderfoot rank… Andrew also plans to start snowboarding this winter and is pestering me to buy a snowmobile!” Last but not least, Allison Marich writes: “The Marichs are doing great! Skyler is in Kindergarten at Duchesne and taking ballet at Margo Marshall School of Ballet. She will appear in the Houston City Ballet production of The Nutcracker at the Galveston Opera House at Christmastime. Spencer started his first year at Kinkaid in kindergarten this year and is loving it. He has Mrs. Greer as well as Lucy’s niece, Lillie Hutcheson! Spencer is also learning tennis and playing basketball. I had to laugh when I noticed in the Kinkaid directory that four of our classmates (Lucy, Ellen Lloyd Cummins, Monty Briscoe and Robert Baldwin) have kids graduating from Kinkaid as one of mine is coming in! I always tell people that in regard to having kids, I arrived to the party “fashionably late”, but I sure am glad I showed up! I still head the drama program at The Regis School and am in full swing with my first full year coaching the speech team. It has been a goal of mine at the school for a long time to build a team. Shout out to Lynnie and Clark – it brings back memories! I hope that everyone is healthy and happy. I think of so many of you often and miss you!” That’s all for now. Have a wonderful spring.

1978 Sarah Deal Frankenfeld Austin, Texas sarahf422@me.com Hello Class of ’78! Before we start catching up on everyone’s lives, I’d like to give some special thank you’s! Thank you to Jennifer Tuttle Arnold for being our class correspondent for the past several years. Happy reading Jennifer! Thank you also to David Brill for leading the charge for our 35th reunion and to Heidi and David Gerger for hosting the lovely dinner last April in their home. I keep doing the math thinking that there is just NO WAY it has been 35 years, but it always adds up to 35! It was fun! Classmates flew in from various parts of the country, others drove in from nearby Texas cities, and some just from a few miles away – it was great to see everyone! David Gerger and John Riggs played the graduation song they wrote for us in 1978 and then the 2013 rendition of that song about aging… handled graciously! We visited about old times, present times, happy moments and losses, and all left with a CD of the top hits of 1978. Songs just don’t get better than that! If you didn’t make it this year, we expect you to

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come for the 40th. You will go back home glad that you took the time to do so! Thank you also to the Class of ’78 for answering my call for news! Maybe someday I will actually get on my Facebook account that I set up years ago (to keep up with my kids) so that you can provide me news that way. Now the kids are off Facebook, and it is all of us that graduated 35 years ago! Here goes… Hopefully I will make Mr. Pitts proud, and the below will be void of dangling participles and run on sentences, but I can’t promise that! Mimi Topper Stinson reported that she and Bob are still enjoying life in Santa Fe (obviously)! Mimi is VP of Marketing/Sales for Panton, an energy software company based in Houston that she has been with on and off for 15 years. She and Bob have been married for 14 years and have one daughter (her stepdaughter) who is married and lives in NYC as a Manager for Donna Karan as a fabric buyer. (The cool jobs our children find!) They have enjoyed getting to spend time with Mary and Jimmy Byrd who have a second home in Santa Fe. Mimi reports that she has plenty of room for guests. I know where our 40th reunion is going to be! Deanna and Frank Bryan have two children, Esther (6) and Isaiah (3). I wish I could attach the picture he sent because they are precious! Frank still gets to enjoy the days of watching kids swing in the backyard, playing T-ball and putt-putt golf. Seems he will be doing this for a while because his biggest news is that they have another baby due on December 31, 2013! He says that will make him 106 years old when his third child graduates from high school. Frank is practicing criminal defense law in Austin and says that it is a tough way to make a living but never boring. Frank won’t be bored for a long time with the arrival of that new baby. Take your vitamins Frank! Frank sends his best to everyone. Craig Van de Mark let me know about himself and Brian. Love that brothers take care of each other! Craig reports that he is busy driving his fourth grade daughter Mia to Kinkaid every morning. Brian Van de Mark is still busy teaching history at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Brian’s son Grey graduated from Emerson College in Boston last spring. David Brill shared that he and Barbara became empty nesters when Wade headed off to Ole Miss in August. Older daughter Laura continues doing musical theatre at Nebraska Wesleyan while pursuing a degree in physics. David and Barbara still love living in a downtown Houston high-rise and having Texans season tickets. Steve Brooks wrote that his daughter Neilley is a junior at Ole Miss where she is a Tri Delt like her mom, which he says is good for family relations. Their son Campbell is a junior at Highland Park and the WR on the varsity football team and point guard on the hoops team. Steve reports that Bess is cancer-free

for 15 years now, thank you Lord, and that after 23 years of marriage they are looking forward to traveling when they become empty nesters in a couple of years. Steve is with Lockton in the employee benefits consulting/ brokerage business and enjoys golf, cycling and skiing. He travels frequently to New York and Boston where he still gets to see his wonderful parents. Vivian and Clayton Chambers are still in Houston. Their two sons graduated from Ole Miss and are gainfully employed which makes Clayton and Vivian very happy! To relive the glory days of our youth, he works out every Saturday morning on the Kinkaid track but says that he misses the smell of fresh cut grass because everything is now artificial turf (isn’t that the truth)! Jon Finger is also frequently there running the bleachers! All are welcome to join in the fun! Jennifer Justice Bowen is amazing! (She didn’t say that – I am saying that!) Jennifer is busy working, but busy is good because it keeps her going. Her son Bo is back in Houston working, and Ellis is in NYC working for a startup consulting firm. Her family and friends have been such a support since Ray’s death. We’re here for you, Jennifer! John and Heather Fichter Cassidy are still in Jacksonville watching those boys one by one get married. Her oldest John married in 2012 followed by William one year later to his girlfriend Heather (what is the chance of that)! Robert is also a junior at Ole Miss following his brothers to Heather’s alma mater. Their youngest son is a senior in high school and a stud football player. We will be looking for him to see where he lands in college! Heather and John are doing well and are not quite sure what they will be doing next year as empty nesters! Lydia Mayfield Abbott reports that she still lives in beautiful Redmond, Washington, with her husband Bill. Lydia volunteers in her children’s school, their activities and church. She also works as a grant writer for a nonprofit that provides math enrichment to disadvantaged, inner-city school kids in Seattle. Her two older children are out of college and working. Yea! They also have a high school senior daughter, who wants to go to UT and study biology, and a seventh grade son who loves science and Boy Scouts, so they do a lot of robotics, hiking, camping or backpacking on the weekends. Graham Gilliam reports that he is generally not into too many details but broke his mold and gave me some great info about his family. Taylor ’05 (27) works in D.C. for Congressman Carter (Rep). Graham wants her to meet his very good college friend who happens to be a blue dog Democrat from California. Taylor advises him that Rep and Dem do not speak in Congress, a fact he thinks Taylor learned from John Germann when at Kinkaid. Carter (23) is a mechanical engineer from Boulder. After reflecting on the hot, humid Houston summer, he scurried back to the Mayfield Montana compound and then to a great job with a Boeing subcontractor in Redmond (leaving his suburban

and two tons of gear behind in Tanglewood). Conner (16) is doing the Kinkaid sophomore deal and is a four-year Varsity Track and Cross Country athlete. Diane and Graham are enjoying the parent routine where they continue to attend SPC sporting events. Christopher Quirk has lived in Louisville for 13+ years now. He has been deep in American history having just completed the restoration of the Woodrow Wilson Family Home in Columbia, South Carolina, and has started Hurricane Sandy repairs at Ellis Island. Besides working too much, he did find time to complete two half marathons in 2013. Impressive! He reports that it was great seeing everyone at the reunion. Jennifer Tuttle Arnold is still working with Sterling Associates as a nonprofit management consultant – always busy, always fun, never a dull moment. Her oldest Jeanie ’09 graduated from Colgate University last May and is now working in Washington, D.C. Her son David ’11 is a junior at Chapman University in Orange, California, majoring in business and marketing. Georgia, the youngest, is a junior at Kinkaid and spends lots of time playing lacrosse and studying for AP U.S. History. Jennifer has enjoyed Facebook and reconnecting with classmates - Irene Sallee, Colleen Couch, Lori Moore, Laurel Summerfield, Andrew Gelsey, Mike Roy, Randy Kemper, Hal Coley, Johnny Parker, Mike Littman, Robert Pullen and many more than her 53-year-old brain can recall. She is so thankful that Jeff Martin can still keep her chuckling in cyber space! (If I would actually use Facebook, we could have reports on all of these classmates too!) Caroline Hoff Breshears and husband CA are still in Real County, Texas, ranching beef cattle in spite of the Texas drought. They are celebrating the 18th anniversary of Caroline’s ballet school, Canyon School of Dance, and their nonprofit is still providing ballet scholarships to local children. Caroline is so thankful to John Victery and all the Spanish language classes she had at Kinkaid as she has many students (and parents also) who speak only Spanish. Daughter Sara is a senior at Trinity University, heading for graduate school and a career in archeology. Son Michael is a junior at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach and spends his free time doing aerobatic flying. (Caroline can’t believe that she pays good money for him to fly upside down at 5,000 feet and wonders what is wrong with her?) Wayne and Lisa Gruy Brandt are still livin’ the life in Pasadena, California, where son Robert is a junior in high school and a stud cross country and track guy (my description about my godson, not Lisa’s)! Emily graduated from SMU in May and is working in Dallas at Mohr Partners. Stuart Jacobson’s daughter is a cheerleader at Stanford where she has been sighted on TV by many a Houstonian. David Gerger reported that all is well in Houston. Heidi stays active in the arts and


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sports; their two children are in college, and David continues to practice law in his own firm. George Sealy checked in with the news that oldest daughter Hilary ’05 is now working as a legal assistant for a large pipeline company in Houston. Marion ’08, next oldest, graduated from Chapman University in summer 2012 and is currently working in Australia. His youngest George V ’11 is a junior at University of Texas. His wife Lita had a bad case of “empty nest syndrome” as he has been working for the last couple of months in Ohio, all the kids are out of the house, and the dog died recently. Fortunately she replaced the dog so George thinks she will survive the holidays. George is still working with Jimmy Byrd. Jimmy was mentioned in a few classmates’ info so I was glad he reported in for himself that he and Mary are still living in Kingwood, and he is spending more time fishing than golfing on the Deerwood Club golf course near his house. He still enjoys running his land brokerage business, Byrd Land Services, Inc. and tries to spend as much time as they can at their house in Santa Fe. Their son Hy is a junior at Ole Miss and is doing great! He went easy on Jimmy when the Rebels beat the Longhorns this year! Mamie Goebel lives in Florida in a suburb of Orlando, 20 minutes from Disneyworld and 30 minutes to her favorite place, the beach! She is in residential real estate and has spent some time traveling to Arizona, South Carolina and in Florida. Mamie is doing something that none of us can probably say: she will be interning for a week with the Kardashians in California. We want to hear about this! She is also writing a book, which we will hear about as well in the next issue. Mamie enjoys pilates, walking, hiking, boating, fishing, horses and catching big reds and trout and cookin’ em up! Thoughts go out to Mamie who lost her mom last year. John Riggs is still working for UT Medical School. His family is flourishing. Keith, Kevin and Jack, ALL Eagle Scouts, are in med school, college and high school. They are also psuedo-parents for a wonderful young high school student, Yasin. John still gets to play guitar a lot, and he and Cathy may be the loudest Dynamo fans in BBVA stadium. He says Mr. Festa taught him well. (I’ll vouch for that!) Kevin Wheeler is still practicing surgery at Memorial City. He and Susan are now empty nesters. Graham and Ross are at TAMU, and Kevin Jr. is in vet school at Oklahoma State. As for me, Ken and I are still living in Austin and loving it! Our oldest Kevin (24) lives in NYC and works for Twitter (I also have a Twitter account but don’t Tweet) where I want him to meet Ellis Bowen. Kyle (21) is a senior at Ole Miss studying accounting, and he will need to get together with Robert Cassidy, Wade Brill, Neilley Brooks and Hy Byrd – while we parents need to meet in the Grove and get Clayton and Vivian to join us! Our baby Caroline (16) is not a baby anymore

and is a sophomore in high school. We’re enjoying the girl thing – different after two boys! I have the greatest job working at our high school (Anderson High School) where I do special projects that include recruiting, alumni events, PR, PTSA liaison – all kinds of things that no one else wants to do! I recently got to organize the band Phoenix when they wanted to play in a retro high school gym (which translates to old public school gym) as part of the Artists Den PBS concert series that will air in 2014. Ask your kids; they will know who they are! Keeps me young! I also get to see Kinkaid alums like Brian Doyle ’79 and Keith Lewis ’81 when they come with their kids to tour the school – which reminds me again that I’m NOT so young! Life is good. Again, thank you to all for answering my email. It’s been fun hearing from you, and I look forward to staying connected! If you didn’t receive my email, it means that I don’t have your contact info so be sure and email it to me so that I can add you to the class list. Take care!

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Steve Arnold Houston, Texas sda@3lmc.com Evans Attwell Houston, Texas eattwell@gmail.com Alice Berry Houston, Texas missformicadinette@yahoo.com Greetings classmates. Hopefully everyone has received the “Save the Date” card for our 35th (“where has the time gone?”) reunion this spring and plans to attend (our dwindling brain cells currently do not have the capacity for us to remember the exact date). Our 30th reunion was a blast, despite more than a few classmates not attending. We guess we have been running around in our own little worlds recently (and not checking Facebook), as we have only a very few classmate “sightems” and news items to report. We did see Johnny Sutton in October in Houston for the Crime Stoppers Gala. Judson Wood checked in from Dallas and informed us all was well there. Susie Peake was seen recently having a power breakfast at Tiny Boxwoods. As for your class correspondents (who admittedly have not been doing a good job “corresponding” (any volunteers?)), one of us went on a wonderful bike (as in bicycle) trip in September along the Oregon coast. Another has been focused on getting his/her two high school seniors to complete their college applications and has discovered the pain and pleasure of spinning, while the other has been lying very low. Please call or email us with any and all updates you all have. As you can see, we need copy for this little column desperately.

We look forward to seeing everyone at our reunion in the spring and wish you all the happiest and safest of holidays.

1980 Marcela Chavez Houston, Texas 2marcela@email.com

1981 Bridget O’Toole Purdie Houston, Texas bridget.purdie@bgllp.com Warren Whitehead Houston, Texas whiteheadhw@aol.com Fall Greetings to Falcon peeps of ’81! Seasons do seem to be flying and everyone appears to be quite busy so I bring to you what’s new (and printable) here. For the best class correspondent partner a person could ever have: Bridget O’Toole Purdie was voted Texas Super Lawyer for Estate & Probate in September (kudos to her for that achievement and, thanks Bridget for the collaboration and keeping our legal risk minimized with this column). She and her husband Burke Purdie are the proud parents of a goat herder Isabel, a sophomore at Lamar. Isabel is an active FFA officer who raised a champion reserve goat named Otis her freshman year and is on her second goat Douglas and she swims for Lamar’s Varsity swim team. Meanwhile younger sis Claudia was elected cheerleader at Pin Oak Middle School where the youngest Margot is pursuing a Magnet Language curriculum (Chinese, French, German, Spanish and Italian). Holy Goat! From the barn to the United Nations all in a day at the Purdie residence (limited global flavors samples of fresh goat cheese available while supplies last each Monday). Craig Wilson and wife Lisa once again take honors for first place as their second daughter Demi and her husband, an uber nice German who was captain of his college soccer team, are proud parents of their son Max (this makes three the number of GRANDKIDS that Craig and Lisa have!) Between the kids and grandkids, Craig and Lisa took a long overdue honeymoon to attend the Golden Jubilee of His Royal Highness the Maharaja of Jodhpur’s celebration in India. Sting was in concert with HRH Prince Andrew and Fergie, Duchess etc. Don’t be shocked if Sting, Fergie and the Maharaja make it to Houston soon – just be ready. Isn’t that new song “Royals” by Lorde a perfect for a theme song for that visit! From the Earl of York in India to Oklahoma where we find Emily McKay Sullivan and Jennifer Huggins Modesett re-collaborating again in consultancy work (old Anderson days no?), commuting and spending several days a week there. Depending upon the

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location, Moonshine or Boones Farm is featured at happy hour, but they thank goodness that cellular coverage is statewide so that can stay ”conTexed “. Boones Farm Tickle Pink 2011 has a delightful nose! Beth Mossy Watt’s son Griffin is now settling in as a freshman at Ole Miss. Beth and her hubby Jim departed to a vacation in southern Spain. Beth Blackbird Bryan, now residing in San Antonio, celebrated her big 50 in Houston with a number of gal friends of ole, including Blake Brennan Collier, and with a collection of X-rated Barbie Doll stories that were retold. Lise Liddell decided to keep it local and natural and took her nieces on an adventure, a backpacking trip to Costa Rica. We are uncertain as to how nature or Costa Rica survived. Diane Lowery Zdunkewicz is the proud mother of a freshman Baylor bear. Ask her to give the Baylor bear “growl” call! Julia Gregg DeWalch and hubby Mark continue to look like they just graduated from high school and indicated that they are now getting ready to have an empty nest as the chickadees all head off to college. Be careful to remember how the nest got full in the first place. The Grand Prize of following one’s passion and heart goes to Adam Battelstein who competed nationally and made the finals of the TV program “ So You Think You Can Dance?” Congrats! I celebrated my 50th in late August by spending three weeks in Europe. Dr. Edward Fred Heyne IV spent a week of that with me revisiting Paris and ending in Barcelona. If you have not been, go to Barce; it is magical. I came back and decided to leave St. Luke’s Episcopal Health System after a 17-year run overseeing the organization’s global efforts. It has been a truly remarkable professional and personal experience and a privilege to serve the hospital. Miracles still do happen every day, and I can testify to seeing that here and abroad. A new chapter waits for me, but equipped with my new AARP credentials (by the way, huge discounts they have), I am ready. I also am privileged to be associated with this classy Class of 1981 and to witness the compassion by so many over the last couple of years as we have celebrated milestones and mourned the passing of our contemporaries and loved ones. May your spirits soar forever Daryl, Clay and Diane as you touch our hearts and souls during your time, and the remembrances remain part of us always. Also search for the Kinkaid Class of ’81 Facebook page, and get connected if you so like; it is real-time updates and fun information. Godspeed and best, Warren

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Nancy Davis Keely ’85, Cathy Davis Bell ’82, Maria Semander Crawford ’82, Michelle Rogers Rogers ’82, Melisa Billingsley Herring ’82

P.S. Those interested in taking over for Bridget and my efforts, please contact Advancement Associate Laura Renaud at 713.243.5054 or laura.renaud@kinkaid.org.

1982 Maria Semander Crawford Redondo Beach, California msemander@yahoo.com Waverly White Gage Houston, Texas wwgage@gmail.com Nancy Couch Davis reports: “Our youngest daughter RobinKate is a new Falcon and is absolutely LOVING Kinkaid. She is making friends quickly, enjoying the challenges of her new school and is thrilled to be a member of the Dance Company while also taking photography with David Veselka. Our oldest daughter is a senior at Second Baptist and stays busy with HITS Theatre. She has the lead in The Drowsy Chaperone, which they will present in December. College applications and college auditions are the focus for her right now. Managing family and schedules keeps me plenty busy!” Maria Semander Crawford reports: “My last visit to Houston was in September, just missing my Dad’s golf tourney this year! I had fun at our regular girls night with Michelle Rogers Rogers, Melisa Billingsley Herring, Cathy Davis Bell and the “sisters” of 1982 classmates, Nancy Davis Keely ’86 and JoAnna Semander Nicolaou ’84. We also had a surprise visit from JoAnna’s husband Chris and my brother John Semander ’88, who hadn’t seen my friends since sixth grade! Back in California, I’m busier than ever this year, which is ironic since I finally have both kids in school all day! Like most of you, I turn 50 this year! Ouch. I’ll let you know if I survive the festivities. Thank you again to Waverly White Gage for helping me with the column this year! Don’t let her down folks... Keep sending in your news!” Curt Alfrey’s father passed away. Curt is also engaged to be married.

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Well this year we had our 30th reunion! It has been too long, almost as long as it has been since I last wrote. The event as communicated to me was fantastic thanks to Lisa Crosswell Stone, Marc Oster and Lauren Weil Friedman. My apologies to anyone I left out, as those events do not happen by themselves. Wade Leach has reemerged and had a fantastic time at the reunion. Harry Burns and Sally Albright are still in NYC and madly in love. Shelley Brazelton Bracken and I had the chance to catch up on a delayed non-air conditioned plane, thanks United. If you want to catch Paul McCleary, just hitchhike on I-45 as he is burning up the highway to and from Dallas. Malek Bohsali had a recent job change to Viking Cold Solutions. Ned Schwing and Elizabeth Pullen Schwing had a big year! Get ready for this, Ned turned 50, somebody had to do it first! Ned then realized he had been married to Elizabeth for more years (26) than he had not (24), congratulations! Now enough about you let me talk about me! A synopsis is that I have been in US Bankruptcy Court for the last several years, meeting and being cooperative with the FBI for the last 18 months and in and out of a psych hospital on a weekly basis. While all that has been going on I met the most amazing lady, and she actually loves me in spite of all that. So to bring some normalcy to my life, I am getting married. (Insert joke here). I need to wrap us this piece so I can go pack for my honeymoon. I look forward to the calls to find out the rest of the story….

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Jackie Fair Houston, Texas jfair36900@aol.com The countdown has begun for our 30th reunion! I hope that most of you will come back to Kinkaid next spring on April 4-5th. As you think about our high school reunion, I’m sure many of you are having déjà vu as several of our class kids have been going off to college in the last couple of years. Claire Cummins Lorenz’s oldest daughter is in her second year at A&M; her next two daughters are a senior and sophomore at Bellaire High School, and her baby boy is in his last year of elementary school. In addition to being very busy with her kiddos, Claire is still teaching French at Pershing Middle School. She wasn’t too busy however to celebrate her 20th wedding anniversary on a “spectacular” trip to South Africa. Speaking of being busy with kids, Marvin McMurrey has his hands full with his 16-month-old twins. He recently moved to Avalon Place with their Corgi and still operates the car business and U-haul dealership in Spring Branch that he’s owned for the last 23 years. Also on the job front, Chris Casey reports, “It is like old home week every day in the office for me since I hooked up with Wilson Allen ’85’s firm here in Austin.”

I am still busy juggling my business and daily bus route to Kinkaid for my daughter Jillian’s various sports events. Lucky for me while I’m there I get to see lots of our classmates like Ronnie Jacobe, Courtnay Tartt Elias, Jana Davis Wells, Joanna Semander Nicolaou and Sonya Baker Lloveras. I look forward to seeing many more of you next spring… Start making those reservations!

1985 Carolyn Lasater Hodges Dripping Springs, Texas carolynhodges@marykay.com Hello 85ers from the Beautiful Texas Hill Country - Just west of weird. (That’s what we say in Drippin’) So what’s been going on?!? Apologies for not submitting information these past issues... So many of us connect on Facebook regularly, so the scoop via email/newsletter has been overlooked, so sorry. If you really, really, really want to know what’s up with your former classmates, and you’re not on Facebook, get on Facebook. ;-) And it saves a tree! (Nod to Austinites & Californians and Vermont-ians) Oh, I did get a “call” from Stacey Gillman Wimbish and Stephen Dyer alerting me that this year is the LAST time they are doing the “Phone-a-thon”… And they gave me “no” scoop either; guess I was the only one who answered my phone. Anyways, send me your scoop and I’ll submit! Hugs-C

1986 Julie Templin Berman Houston, Texas julie@thelimogeslady.com Hello from the Class of 1986! John Abrams is married with two kids and two dogs. John shared that he had a great talk with Mr. North on the eve of his retirement earlier this year. Jonathan Bloom lives in St. Louis and works in market research for a company called Brado Creative Insight. Jonathan and his wife Patty celebrated their 20th anniversary in May. They went hiking in Banff and Lake Louise, Canada, for a week. They have two children: Rebecca, who is in 10th grade, and Matthew, who is in eighth grade. Drew Burch and his wife Cathy live in Connecticut. They have two kids in high school: Caroline, a junior, is just finishing field hockey season, and Alex, a freshman, is just finishing soccer season. Drew reports that the leaves are turning colors, and they are getting ready for snow! Drew works in Manhattan for Barclays, advising healthcare companies on mergers and acquisitions. When they can get away, they enjoy family trips. Recently, they went on safari to Botswana, Capetown and Victoria Falls. Next year they will be exploring colleges in the U.S. Karen Lee Davis is living in Houston with her husband Ric and their two sons. One son

Barclay entered Kinkaid as a freshman and is now a junior. Karen says several of our ’86 classmates have children in his class, which is fun! Philip is 13, and Karen homeschools him which is a lot of work but quite rewarding. Karen confides she is learning a lot. Chris Gillett is an attorney living in Houston with his wife Rachel and their three kids: Christopher (15), Margaret Elizabeth (13) and James (4). Christopher and Margaret Elizabeth attend St. John’s. Christopher is on the debate team, and Margaret jumps horses. James is at Bethany Christian. Chris confesses his life sounds pretty sweet! Leah Gordon is living in Nashville and putting down roots after stops in New York, Vail and Palm Desert. She has three children: Thos (18), Coltrane (14) and Isabel (!2). Leah says she is lucky to be a stay-at-home mom. She is preparing for her first to go to college this fall. Darius Rucker introduced her to her husband Lee, who plays in his band. The family loves to travel and visited France over the summer. Upcoming planned trips include London, Russia and China, as well as touring with the band. Leah volunteers at her children’s school and with Save the Children. They have nine dogs. Steven Livitz is a partner at Griffin Financial Group: Estate Planning and Wealth Management. He and his wife Stephanie have two daughters attending Westlake High School in Austin. Ashley (17) is a Varsity cheerleader, and Lindsey (15) is a Junior Varsity cheerleader. Carter Quayle is trained in family medicine and has practiced emergency medicine for over ten years. He lives in Monroe, Louisiana, with his family. He has four kids: Harrison (6), Kenna (4), Audrey (3) and Ellie (18 months). Carter is looking forward to the next class reunion! Michele Tauber Silver is living in Corpus Christi and is happily married to Tom. They have two children: Kyle and Lauren. Kyle, a high school senior, plays football and may go to Texas A&M next fall. Lauren, a high school junior, plays softball. In her rare free time, Michele participates in triathlons. She prefers racing the half-ironman distance. Catherine Cornelius Smith lives in Washington D.C. with her husband A.T. Smith who was recently named the Deputy Director of the United States Secret Service. Catherine is busy running her company, True Blue. In its fifth year and growing faster than Catherine ever imagined, True Blue is a management consulting firm specializing in global reputation management, diversity and women’s advancement. Their son Tommy graduated from the University of South Carolina. Catherine says their family has a fan for almost every SEC football team, making Saturdays this fall full of rivalries, winners and losers! She gets back to the family ranch in Brenham, Texas, for holidays and part of the summer, bringing dogs Scout and Lucky with her to run in the wide-open space. After finishing college at CU, Pippa Sorley traveled extensively around the world. She


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is an avid photographer and is very attached to her camera and her skis. She lives in Boulder, Colorado, with her five-year-old son Bennett. Pippa is an entrepreneur, having co-founded an online green marketplace called eConscious Market. She is inspired to change the world through socially responsible business and is committed to the sustainability industry. Currently Pippa is a Business Manager for a sustainable community in Boulder. Missy Wheeler is an anesthesiologist in San Antonio. She has two dogs and a parrot. For fun, she enjoys CrossFit and weightlifting. I had a great visit with Bill Whisenhand! Bill lives in Washington state with his wife and three dachshunds. Bill is on active duty with the U.S. Army and will be headed back to Afghanistan in April. His son William is an Eagle Scout. Bill’s dad Sam Whisenhand was one of our science teachers in middle school. Mr. Whisenhand is now the Head of the Science Department at McCallum High School in Austin I.S.D. He is remarried and his wife teaches English at the same school. Thank you, Bill, for your service to our country!!! From under a redwood tree in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California, Mollie Anderson Whisler wrote she has been busy balancing work, school commitments and theater. When Mollie is not working as an operations manager for an importer, she is putting that BFA to use volunteering as a stage manager with a local community theatre. Her husband Scott has a job in theatre as an executive director but still acts and sings when he has the opportunity. Mollie tried to save her children from a life in the theatre by invoking the “you must have all A’s” rule. Elise is a junior in high school, an honor roll student, a singer and an actress. She participated in seven shows last year! Austin (12) was cast as Peter Pan at his first audition. Mollie visited Kinkaid last January and was able to see “Seussical”. She also got a tour of the school from her brother Clay Anderson ’83, who teaches in the high school. Mollie also reports her mother got remarried last March, and she and Clay now have seven step-siblings! I, Julie Templin Berman, live in Houston across the street from the house I grew up in! David and I have been married for 21 years. We have two children: Katherine (13) and Matthew (7). I love volunteering at my children’s school. I still keep my law license current, but my Limoges importing business, The Limoges Lady, has kept me busy for almost 15 years! Thanks for the updates! Keep them coming! I look forward to hearing from you! Happy New Year!

1987 Ashley Brunson Clark Houston, Texas Ashclark2003@yahoo.com Doug Rosenzweig Houston, Texas dougrosez@aol.com

Here is the latest from some of our classmates: John Bakht lives in Houston with his wife Cully and three boys, Eli (12), who is a Kinkaid 7th grader, Sam (10) and Philip (5). John is a lawyer for Baker Hughes. Cully teaches preschool at Chapelwood. Jed Brown is still building apartments with his father and brothers in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Jed and his wife Belinda are having fun watching their son Walker play center for the J.B. Alexander football team in Laredo. Walker’s team made the 5A state playoffs. The highlight of their football season was watching Walker and his offensive line block while Walker’s teammate Marc Lozoya set the new Texas state record for receiving yardage in single game with 448 yards. Chris Boone has experienced some changes recently. GE bought Lufkin Industries on July 1 for $3.3 billion. He is helping with some transition work until the end of the year but will not be staying on with them. He’s too young to retire, so he’s looking for his next career after 20+ years with Lufkin. He and his wife will most likely move to Houston and already are going through the private school application process for Laird for sixth grade next year. Of course Kinkaid is on their list. Otherwise, they spend a lot of time down at their place in Kemah. Tom Chmielewski, his wife Eliza and their two kids William (5) and Nina (3) are still in Austin. Tom works as VP of Strategic Sales for iControl Networks, a software company that powers Comcast’s Xfinity Home, TWC’s IntelligentHome and ADT Pulse. He encourages everyone to upgrade their homes to these next generation home automation and security systems. Eliza is a clinical professor at UT Law School’s Entrepreneurship and Community Development clinic. Tom also sent in update for Erik Dalfelt, from whom he recently corresponded with. Erik, who is in southern Sweden, emailed the following: “I finished a decent law career a couple of years ago. I’m now training to be a nurse. That’s one of the privileges of being single, you only have to answer to yourself, here on earth. But this is the last time I’m at school, so help me God. My family is doing fine. My younger sister by a year, Sara, has two lovely kids: Karl (8) and Ellen (7).” Stephen Eubank just finished his ninth year with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation as senior counsel for employment and benefits. His wife Kelley began practicing dermatology near the Galleria. They have a two-year-old, Benjamin, and are expecting a second child in February 2014. Amy Knight Miller is the Director of Marketing and Business Development at Cox Smith in San Antonio. She and her husband De have two kids, Avery (14), who is a freshman at Alamo Heights High School, and John (11) who is a sixth grader at San Antonio Academy.

Dee Dee Munson Kayser has, after 20 years in Dallas, moved back to Houston this summer to be closer to family. Her daughter Anna is in second grade at Duchesne. Drew Shirley is the sports producer at KHOU-TV (Channel 11) in Houston, mostly behind the scenes but occasionally on air. (Watch KHOU 11 Sports Extra, every Sunday night at 10:25pm!) He and his wife Jennifer have two boys, Jay (7) and Luke (5). Laura Westmoreland De Vega lives in Dallas and is still selling residential real estate. She and her husband Nelson, who is still building and remodeling houses, have two kids, Lila (10) and David (7). They make it to Houston a few times during the year and even get to catch up with classmates in person from time to time. They wish they could all see everyone a little more often than every ten years. Lyssa Williams Waters’ oldest son Collin ’13 (fs) is a freshman at the University of Alabama on a full ride academic scholarship. He is majoring in engineering and is a member of the track team. Her younger son Bowen is in fifth grade at a small private school where Rob Devlin ’86 is the headmaster. Lyssa is still teaching middle school literature and coaching volleyball, basketball and track. She spends her “extra” time performing with an improv comedy group in San Antonio. Now that her parents have retired there, she doesn’t get back to Houston as much. There’s always room for visitors in the Waters household! As for your class correspondents: Ashley Brunson Clark is in Houston with her husband George and children Elizabeth, a senior, and George, a sophomore, who both attend Kinkaid. Doug Rosenzweig and Jennifer Jones Rosenzweig live in Houston with their two boys, Zachary (almost 7) and Jacob (5). Doug – because he hasn’t yet won the World Series of Poker – is still the Editorial Director at Jones McClure Publishing. Jennifer is still baking assorted pastries and cakes, plus teaching some pastry classes on the side. Please keep your updates coming – send them in to us anytime.

1988 John Semander Carson, California Yes, it’s me again. A little odd, don’t you think? Especially after you consider the following snippets from last year’s intended swan song: “…can no longer endure…” “…retire to greener pastures…” “…applications for my replacement…” “…to wrap up my updating career…” Was I not clear enough? Did we not all go to Kinkaid? Are we really going to embarrass

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Mrs. Alsup again with our utter lack of basic English comprehension? I didn’t even bother to attend the 25-year reunion, people! How can I be trusted to keep writing updates?! So, in a second attempt at resignation, please help me ride off into the proverbial sunset by taking a moment to cast your vote for future writing assignments: 1) INVOLUNTARY CONSCRIPTION (in alphabetical order): Susan Abraham (fs), you’re up… 2) OUTSOURCING OF MATERIAL: Email updates would be forwarded to Elise Higdon Piper (Tripp Piper’s wife), who didn’t attend Kinkaid and doesn’t know more than a handful of her husband’s classmates, but nonetheless is more than capable of entertaining us all with her hilarious blog, “That’s Enough About You”… 3) SHAMEFUL SELF-PROMOTION: Whatever screenplay or manuscript I happen to be writing at the time, in full text, guaranteed to have nothing to do with your life… My vote should be fairly obvious, and since I can’t imagine anybody voting for Option 1), least of all Susan, that leaves only one other Option 2), which was just disqualified by the Rules Committee since Elise is not an official Kinkaidian. (You should still check out her blog, though.) Therefore, unless somebody steps up between now and the next alumni magazine, prepare yourself for the zany antics of the world’s worst Professional Putt-Putt Player in “Mattie 5: Go Putt Yourself!” THE END If you are interested in volunteering to be the class correspondent, please contact Advancement Associate Laura Renaud at 713.243.5054 or laura.renaud@kinkaid.org.

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Elizabeth Oxford Pagan Houston, Texas elizabethpagan@me.com Hi everyone! The winter update for the class of 1989 brings a lot of happy news. Just Married... Elizabeth Jennings married David Mackie in May in Houston. They are now happily getting settled in their new home. Mark Kolber married Janice Sue Wagner of Mount Airy, Maryland, in a beachside ceremony in Ocean City, Maryland. Mark adds, “We reside in my Taos condo with her two cats and my two birds.” Oh Baby! Caroline and Jason Peters had their fourth child, Caden on November 7. Madeline (4), Michael (4) and Andrew (2) are excited about having another sibling.

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n early 2010, Kenady Davis ’99 learned there might be an opportunity to re-develop the old Central Ford car dealership located on Westheimer inside the Loop just west of Highland Village. This location, like many others in Houston and throughout the country, had been through a challenging few years. In 2007, Coventry Real Estate Advisors purchased the site and began building a large-scale office and retail development. But then the recession hit, halting construction and leaving a half-built steel structure that sat vacant for two and a half years.

Kenady, an associate with Jackson Beich Realty, invited his friend Brian Dinerstein ’95 to lunch to discuss what he saw as a “once in a generation” opportunity. What evolved next is a story of Kinkaid connections, friendships and family that made for a true collaboration between five Falcons.

Brian Dinerstein ‘95, Kenady Davis ‘99, Cameron Cureton ‘96, Chris Pitts ‘95, Brad Dinerstein ‘03

Brian Dinerstein, President of The Dinerstein Companies, immediately became excited about the idea of trying to re-start this failed development. Over the next few weeks he and Kenady worked on a plan to convert the existing structure into a new concept. After six months of discussions and meetings, The Dinerstein Companies and Coventry agreed on a new joint venture concept. Instead of office and retail, the new The shared experiences of Millennium High Street developwould consist of 340 luxury Kinkaid provided a level ment apartments with 29,000 square feet of confidence and trust of retail space fronting Westheimer.

that they would succeed.

Early in the process Brian knew he would need plenty of help. “I immediately reached out to Cameron Cureton ’96 who came up with an innovative financing structure that was not readily available in 2011.” Although Cameron, a director at the real estate finance firm HFF, had worked with The Dinerstein Companies before, it was his Kinkaid connection with Brian that brought the two of them together. Cameron says, “Brian and I are always sharing information and

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communicating, both personally and professionally. Our paths cross often. It was very helpful getting started in this business to be able to reach out to people I have known for a long time.” Next, Brian brought in Chris Pitts ’95 to work on leasing the retail portion of the property. Chris, a Senior Vice President at SRS Real Estate Partners, “did a great job bringing in Seasons 52 and Fidelity, two terrific, credit-worthy tenants,” says Brian. For his part, Chris was thrilled about the opportunity to work with his Kinkaid classmate on such a high-profile project. He explains, “Any retail broker in the city would have liked to work on High Street. The fact that Brian and I have been good friends for such a long time was obviously beneficial. I basically had a 30-year head start on my competition in interviewing for the project.” Brian’s brother, Brad Dinerstein ’03, Executive Vice-President for Construction of The Dinerstein Companies, oversaw the construction, design and completion of the project. “Brad took our vision and made it a reality…more than anyone else, Brad is responsible for this terrific development,” says Brian. Adds Brad, “My task was to figure out how we could salvage the existing structure that was originally intended for office space and convert it into its new use. Construction officially began in early 2012 and it is scheduled to open in February 2014.” “We are extremely proud of the end product,” Brian says. “Together, we took a blighted steel building and converted it into a successful LEED Gold (making it one of the most environmentally progressive apartment properties in the country) mixed-use development.” Kinkaid played a huge role in the success of Millennium High Street as each of the five alumni brought with them a different skill set. Even more important, the shared experiences of Kinkaid provided a level of confidence and trust that they would succeed. Brian continues, “I knew that each one of these guys was intelligent in their own right and that they conducted themselves with a high level of integrity. Put another way, I knew that when Kenady, Cameron, Chris or Brad told me they would do something, I could count on them to do it. Although execution is a given now that the Houston economy is running at full speed, that was absolutely not the case when we started working on this deal.” Brad adds, “Success at Kinkaid is all about working hard and balancing multiple tasks at once.” Will this group of Falcons look for an opportunity to collaborate in the future? “Definitely,” says Chris. Kenady adds, “I will be in touch with and work with all of these guys for the rest of my career.”


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Katie and Bobby Stanton welcomed John Holt Stanton on June 26, 2013. Big brothers Locke (10) and Sam (3) are thrilled! Walter Weathers and his wife Ashley are expecting baby #2. Baby Thomas just had his first birthday in October. Where’d the time go? I can’t believe it, but our 25th high school reunion is coming up this spring. It is the weekend of April 4 and 5. Caroline and Jason Peters are graciously hosting the party at their home, and it should be a great time! There will be more details to come so keep an eye on the mail. I hope to see you there!

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1992 Jennifer Wilson Brown Houston, Texas jenniferwilsonbrown@yahoo.com Billy Forney Houston, Texas BForney3@mccombsenergy.com Amy Stuyck Watson Houston, Texas amyswatson@hotmail.com

1993 Courtney Dreyer Beauchamp San Antonio, Texas courtbeauch@gmail.com

Aimee Ford Byrd Phoenix, Arizona aimeebyrd1@yahoo.com

Wendie Seale Childress Houston, Texas wchildress@yettercoleman.com

Hi y’all! Going forward, I will be our class correspondent. I can’t wait to see what everyone is up to and realize how boring I am. Blessings for a happy and safe holiday!

Ashley Morgan Hanna Houston, Texas ashleymhanna@gmail.com

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Thank you to everyone who responded to us with updates about what has been going on in your lives. We love hearing from you and enjoyed catching up with many of you during the Phonathon this year.

Lane Alexander Danville, California lanealexander@yahoo.com Natalie Nathan Reichman says that life is good and busy. “Our older daughter Sydney is almost four and thrilled to be a big sister. Sadie Elizabeth was born on June 20, so we share a birthday! Hope everyone is doing well.” Heather Funston moved to Silver Lake near downtown LA and opened a family friendly yoga/fitness FUNSTUDIO behind her home. There she does personal training, teaches small groups, offer kids yoga, video class, French and even host yoga events like kids’ yoga birthday parties. She just visited Daisley Kramer & her hubby in Marin County just outside of San Francisco and her three daughters in their new home after several years living in Hong Kong. Daisley is the writer/editor for an independent nonprofit called Asia Art Archive (aaa.ork.hk) based in Hong Kong and for the related Asia Art Archive in America (aaa-a.org) based in NYC. Heather then went directly to NYC to visit Bronwyn Charlton and her two kids and husband and stayed in their home in Brooklyn Heights. Apart from having three girls ages six, three and two months old, Bronwyn has an extremely successful company called Seedlings Group, which helps parents. Kara Kahan’s solo psychiatry practice is entering its sixth year! “Rowan is two and a half and developing a tremendously naughty sense of humor. He should be attempting to skip pre-school shortly.” They are going over the holidays to Disney World and Palm Beach with his Aunt Melissa Goldberg and family. Kara wishes everyone a lovely holiday!

Noa Tal Ashman and her husband David are still living in Bethesda, Maryland, with their two boys: Aidan (5) and Luca (14 months). Noa is enjoying her psychotherapy private practice where she sees adults in individual and couple therapy, and David is the Chief Architect at Blackboard, Inc. Beverly Barrett completed her doctorate in International Studies at the University of Miami where she focused on political economy and higher education policy in Europe. Beginning next year she will teach courses in public policy at the University of St. Thomas in Houston. Kimberly Harvin Bryant and family are still living in Houston where her husband Todd is rector at Ascension Episcopal Church. All three kids, Lauren (7.5), Carter (6) and Andrew (3.5) go to Ascension Episcopal School. Kimberly stays very busy doing lots of volunteer work at the church and the school, like creating and leading Parents’ Night Out and co-chairing the school auction... and of course, keeping up with the kids and their soccer, baseball, swimming, etc. The Bryants feel incredibly blessed! Suzanna Bonham Fulcher is living in Houston and has moved to be a partner at Seyfarth Shaw LLP where she was recently appointed to lead the Houston Litigation Group. She continues her practice at Seyfarth handling primarily commercial litigation for clients in the energy and healthcare industries as well as serving as outside in-house counsel for many of her clients. In January, she and her husband will be moving into their new home in Bellaire that they recently built and are

Michelle Vanderbraak ‘93 and family

expecting their second child. Lauren Dunwoody Collins is busy in New York City with her three little ones – she even drives a minivan (sorry Lauren, but we had to include that, it’s just too funny!). Her son Porter is five and in Kindergarten, Caroline (“Kackie”) is three and half, and Greta is one. The two older kids are in Spanish immersion school all day, and they are enjoying life in the big city. Lauren now chairs the learning disabilities committee at the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, which keeps her involved in a great cause. Mark McDannald is living in Baltimore and busy raising his daughter who was five on Halloween. His feature documentary “Ofir” has been playing in festivals, most recently at Raindance in London. Congratulations, Mark! Brian McMackin and his wife Kristen are still living in Houston and busy with their three kids: Will (8), Lauren (6) and Jay (2). Stephen Plauche writes that not that much has changed in the Plauche household since the last update. Stephen is still a Director for Deutsche Bank covering the global transportation sector, so he travels “all the time all over the place”. He and his wife Alexis have two little girls, Scarlett who turned three on August 19 and Mackenzie who is 15 months old. They are still living on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and enjoying city life for now. Carrie Paulus Vallone is enjoying life in Houston and watching her children grow. Grace just turned double digits and is officially ten, and Luca is a crazy six-year-old who thinks he is the next big comedian. They are both involved in sports, and Carrie and John are having fun watching them play. John is still enjoying his work in financial planning and insurance with Sofer Steiner & Associates. And Carrie adores her graphic work with Molasses Candy Paper Design Studio. Michelle Smulders Vandebraak writes that she is busy enjoying her life in San Francisco with husband Freek. Their biggest news is the birth of Abigail Parker on September 20th. Michelle writes that her older brother Luke (6) and big sister Olivia (4) are so excited she is here. Congratulations!

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Rebecca Fogle Warriner is living in Wake Forest, North Carolina and writes that she has had a busy 20 years! She married her college sweetheart, and they had their 15th anniversary this year. They are up to three kids now – Polly (11), John (8) and Roy (1). Rebecca has a ‘real job’ with Hitachi Consulting that allows her to work three days a week from home, and the other two days she stays home and directs races - the Smile Train Triathlon since 2008 benefitting Smile Train and The Buddy Run supporting their local Backpack Buddies. In her ‘free time’ she trains for endurance events and will be doing her third Ironman Tri this year. She says she thinks of Coach Knight and Coach Pechersky all the time as she s training. Life is busy and blessed! Victoria Windham Wind, her husband Martin, and five-year-old son Trip are thrilled to be celebrating little sister Charlotte Elizabeth’s first birthday this fall. Trip’s been working hard to be a good big brother and is looking forward to Kindergarten next year at St. Philip’s Academy in Frisco, Texas. On the professional side, Victoria’s digital marketing and e-commerce consulting firm Acquity Group was recently acquired by Accenture, so she has been busy transitioning to the Accenture way of life and traveling quite a bit. Meanwhile, Martin has left Verizon after ten years in the CIO’s organization to focus on growing his own web technology firm Blackbox Technologies. As for us, Courtney Dreyer Beauchamp is still living in San Antonio with her husband John and daughters Emily (7) and Grace (6) plus two dogs, one guinea pig, two frogs, eight fish and five hermit crabs. Why are we not surprised? Courtney just opened a new store - The Tiny Finch - at the Pearl Brewery in San Antonio. Check it out if you are in SA! Wendie Seale Childress reports that The Tiny Finch is “fabulous”! She and husband Matthew are busy with work and keeping up with their children, Jack (3) and Chloe (7), who is enjoying first grade at Kinkaid. Wendie continues to serve as Senior Counsel at Yetter Coleman LLP, a commercial litigation and appeals boutique, while Matthew leads Sales and Marketing for PwC’s Greater Houston Market. Ashley Morgan Hanna and husband Michael are also busy keeping up with their two children, William (4) and Catherine (3). Ashley started her own law firm a little over two years ago and keeps busy working with clients on transactional matters. We look forward to hearing from all of you and hope you have a wonderful holiday season!

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Courtney Domercq Daily Houston, Texas cdomercq@hotmail.com One score ago the Class of ’94 “Escape[d] from Falcatraz” and was let loose into the

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world. Since then the world has never been the same, and now it is time for the Class of ’94 to reunite. (Yes, we are really this old.) As most of you know we will be celebrating our reunion on April 5 at the home of our own King of Late Night, Miller Crosswell. Considering that we are having a twenty-year high school reunion, I can’t help but think of the archetypes of high school reunion movies. The beauty queen who married her high school sweetheart and now has four kids with a fifth on the way. The socially awkward recluse who has become a billionaire thanks to his groundbreaking invention and shows up to the party with a hot chick on either arm. The class jock who is now sporting a giant spare tire and very little hair. And of course the wallflower that no guy noticed in school who returns after twenty years looking stunning and leaving every guy in the class wondering why they never asked her out back in the day. While the Class of ’94 may not have this exact cast of characters, there are bound to be some surprises after all this time. The only way to find out is to show up. Hope to see everyone there. And please do not forget to send pictures to kinkaid1994@ gmail.com, so we can all share in the fun memories from our Kinkaid years and laugh at the outfits that look like Harold’s and Leslie & Co. threw up all over us.

sister to Brette Marin Herzstein Feather who arrived on March 4 last year.

I received an underwhelming number of updates from you this year, but on the positive side, there will be more for all of us to catch up on this spring. Here is the news I can report for now…

Mike Minns aka Mr. Dream Home also kept it short and sweet – “same old same old. Guess that’s boring.” I did appreciate that his succinct report was followed by the notice, “Sent by my mobile phone, please excuse brevity.” Dabney Moriniere Moxham and her family, husband Eric, son Blake and daughter Elise have moved from Greenwich, Connecticut, to Austin. Welcome back to Texas!

“No terribly significant changes” for Mark Adam who is in his 15th year with Baker Hughes and recently “got bifocals”. He is enjoying the chaos at home created by his daughter outsmarting him and his three-yearold twin boys conducting their own WWF matches. David Bain lives just outside of Austin in Rollingwood where his wife Shelly serves on the City Council. Their daughter Reese (7) is in second grade and son Weston (4) is “still enjoying the benefits of pre-school and three-day school weeks.” If only we all could have four-day weekends. David took a position last year as Site Manager for C3 Presents where he designs, builds and produces music festivals in various markets throughout the country. Allyson Sikes Bartlett and all her boys (husband Dan and four sons) moved from Austin to Rogers, Arkansas. She said they are “official Arkansas residents and Walmart shoppers but not HOGS fans.” Demetri Dale reports that his two boys John (3) and Vasili (1.5), are doing well, and work is going great. He is looking forward to the “triumphant return of ‘Late Night at Miller’s’.” Stephanie Friedman Evans and husband Greg are looking forward to the arrival of their third child in April – a new baby sister for big brother Henry and big sister Eloise. Things are going well in Houston for Brooke Herzstein Feather and husband Dan who have also been spending a lot of time in California. Their daughter Lily (6) is in first grade and is the exact image of Brooke when we were all in first grade. Lily is now a big

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Jamie Komiss Fishman kept it short and sweet – “same husband, same job, same house and same kids.” Doug George is enjoying life in Houston with his wife and three kids. He continues to work in commercial real estate development. Doug is also looking forward to “seeing pictures from Kenny and Brent’s upcoming trip to Antarctica.” Whether they are actually going on this trip, you will have to come to the reunion to find out. Christine Lawhon James moved to Austin a year and a half ago, and she and her family love it. Son Elis (6) and daughter Gigi (4) have a baby sister Loralee who just turned one. Last summer, Christine and family travelled to Argentina for six weeks, which was both crazy with all three children and an “amazing experience”. Casey Kaplan is doing well in Dallas. Casey says his son Crawford who is almost a year old is “a greater joy for [wife] Amanda and me then we could’ve even imagined.” I wish I could include the super cute picture he sent to me of Crawford in his Travelocity gnome Halloween costume – adorable. Casey has left K&L Gates for an enforcement attorney position with the Securities Exchange Commission.

Joslyn Welch Paris’s son Jack (7) “loves football”, and his flag football team made it to the Tully Bowl. Her daughter Evan (6) is “loving Kindergarten”. Lewis Pennock reports that his daughter recently turned one, “so a year into parenthood, so far so good.” She is taking her second trip to the UK over Christmas which makes her a very well travelled one year old. Lewis’s job at Ingram is going well as he is doing more work in the academics and textbooks space, which he says is an area that is undergoing great change. Katharine McFall Perrow, husband Mosby and their two children Hellen and Mosby made the move from Washington, D.C. back to Houston. We are so happy to have them back! They are expecting their third child in February – another boy. Kim Sweeney Polo and her family, including her four kids under the age of seven, moved from New York to Florida last summer for her husband’s job. I am sure she is enjoying the winters a lot more than before. Will Robertson reports that he and wife Laura are “blessed with three healthy kids – Gayle (6), Keen (5) and Kaki (1)”. He and Laura celebrated their tenth anniversary last summer. In other big news, they switched to Frontier Utilities which Will claims “is the best electricity ever!” Michael Sela and

wife Melissa are living in Austin with their two children Jacob (5) and Abigail (2), who are keeping Michael very busy. He continues to work for Trinity Real Estate Finance. Our class underachiever Sameer Sheth relocated from Boston to New York where he is assistant professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at Columbia University. He is specializing in surgery for brain tumors and functional disorders and is continuing his research in brain function. His son Ronak (7.5) is in second grade and is “trying to sort out old allegiances to the Red Sox and new ones to the Yankees.” His daughter Naina (3.5) loves her new preschool and climbing trees. Leslie Ladin Strauss is busy with her interior design business and her two children. Daughter Lexie is in the fifth grade, and son Ladin is in second grade. Leslie feels both lucky to have them at Kinkaid but also very old having one child now in middle school. I think twenty-year reunion is making all of us feel very old! Charlotte Gregory Sullivan’s daughter Olivia (10) and son Preston (7) are both at St. Francis. She is coaching Olivia’s soccer team and entertains the girls by turning cartwheels every time they score. Ashley Baxter Zickefoose lives in Dallas where she “traded in pizza for mattresses”. She switched jobs from Yum Brands to her new position as SVP of Marketing at Sleep Experts. Ashley’s stepdaughter Emma is 11, and her son Baxter is three. They will have a new baby sister in February. I, Courtney Domercq Daily, have a little news to report this year as well. Aside from now being across the street neighbors from Ellie Bullard Essalih (so fun!), I am also expecting my first child in May. So why not come to the reunion just to see me look like the size of a house? I am counting on you all to have a drink for me! Well, except for Stephanie who is due ten days before me. I continue to work as in-house counsel for National Oilwell Varco and have recently discovered that business casual and pregnancy are not a fun combination. Looking forward to seeing all of you in April and rocking out to “Evenflow”, “Low Places” and “Nuthin’ But a G Thang”. Go Seniors ’94!

1995 Mary Sommers Burger Pyne Houston, Texas marysommers@yahoo.com Hope Morales Young Houston, Texas hyoung@central.uh.edu Eric Devlin is the Legal Consultant for the TNT reality show Cold Justice. Cold Justice is a real life crime series starring former Harris County Assistant DA Kelly Siegler that attempts to solve cold cases in small towns across America. This year he also started Attorney Tech Services of Houston, a digital forensics company catering to the

legal community, and opened The Devlin Law Firm. Kelly Kepper Devlin continues to teach preschool, volunteer at the girls’ schools and shuttle Haley (9) and Riley (3) to dance, gymnastics, softball, swimming and play dates! The whole family is looking forward to going on the Disney Cruise in January. Greg Tevis is a principal at Deloitte in Dallas. Greg and his wife Mary Reid have two sons, Pierce (3) and Andrew (1). Niels Jensen and his wife Kate are still living and loving the life in the Bahamas, where they moved to in 2007. Niels is the Director of Clipper Group Management Ltd. Their son Erik just turned three and is attending the Lyford Cay International School. For the past year, the Jensens have been building a new house in Old Fort Bay. Also in the past year, Niels has started another new venture, this time on the restaurant side of things. Sushi Rokkan, on the west side of the island, came about in part to Niels’ love of Japanese food. And finally for the third year in a row, Niels will be competing and driving his Shelby GT500 in the annual Bahamas Speed Week races. Check it out at www.bahamasspeedweek.com. Laura Lawhon Evans is on year five back in Houston living with her husband Rian and their three boys: Vinson (6), Peter (5) and Drew (2). She recently joined Abel Design Group as Project Architect in the fall doing corporate interior architecture in Houston. She has enjoyed working on projects ranging from small capital investment firms to multi-level corporate offices for oil and gas companies throughout the industry. On the baby front, Julie Barrett Philp welcomed Julia “Grace” Philp into the world on Wednesday, October 30. Her big sister Isla and big brother Shepherd are smothering her with hugs and kisses. Robert Lemus and his wife Laura welcomed a new addition to their family! Alexandra Elizabeth (eight pounds ten ounces, 21 inches) was born on October 7 at 9:18 p.m. Older sister Morgana is very taken with her baby sister. Kathleen Dunwoody Graf and husband Chris ’94 welcomed their third son Tyler Bering Graf on September 25. Kathryn Wolf Krischer and husband Jeff are expecting their second child, a boy in early March. Kathryn, Jeff and Faye (14 months) are moving over the Golden Gate Bridge to the burbs after 15 years in San Francisco. Kathryn McCarter Moore is enjoying the life of a newlywed. She is looking forward to starting a new job and career as a social worker at the VA, where she will be working with homeless veterans. Callie Parker married Kyle Bradford in an afternoon ceremony in Napa Valley, California on September 28, 2013. Callie’s sister Amy Parker Beeson ’98 served as matron of honor, and bridesmaids included Class of 1995 grads Sveta Anna Darnell, Kelly Russell McWherter, Kathryn McCarter Moore,


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Macari Coleman Potter and Hope Morales Young. Garrett Austin Holloway served as reader. Following the wedding, the happy couple traveled to Italy for their honeymoon. Callie and Kyle reside in Dallas, where Callie continues to work for Andrews Kurth LLP. More wedding bells rang in December 2013, as Meredith Riddle married Patrick Chastang in beautiful Durango, Colorado. Best Wishes, Meredith! As always, I hope you all will continue to drop me a line. It is always so wonderful to hear from you. May 2014 bring you all health and happiness!

1996 Erin Jones Brown Houston, Texas erinjonesbrown@gmail.com Emily Mitchell Covey Houston, Texas emily.covey@gmail.com Debbie Blumberg and her husband just welcomed a baby girl this summer! Sadie Ava Adler was born on July 26 in Manhattan. She was named after Debbie’s great-grandmother, who emigrated to New York from Europe when she was little. They are all doing very well, figuring out the parenthood thing and learning to survive while sleep deprived! Mary Kristen Plumhoff Valentine is enjoying being a new mom with her now one-year-old daughter Mary Morgan. She is also working part-time as the Director of Marketing and Public Relations at DePelchin Children’s Center, looking for that ideal balance between work and life! Bobby Stillwell and wife Alex have been busy welcoming their new son, born in September, Robert Lee Stillwell III “Bo” to the world. Bobby says that two kids are more than one! Mark Thiessen reports that 2013 has been a tremendous year. Professionally, he is the youngest criminal Super Lawyer for 2013, nominated as the DWI Committee chair by Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, published two legal articles, lectured 12 times, won 13 trials including all five DWI breath tests, and 4-1-1 on DWI blood tests, making him the most winning DWI blood test attorney in Harris County. Personally, he and wife Kendra just moved into Bunker Hill, and their son Baron is doing great. Mark also ran the Tough Mudder twice this year with fellow Kinkaidian Jed Peters. Katheryne Win has been engaged since October and is marrying boyfriend of six years, Jeff DeLucia, in mid-November 2013! They have made their relationship work in Hollywood! Congrats! Christina Cho got married in May to Chris Yoo in the backyard of her childhood home. Currently she is lecturing at the California

College of the Arts and working on some architecture, interiors and graphics/branding projects in preparation to start her own firm in a couple months. Congrats Christina! That’s all we got this time. Next time we want to hear from all of you. Have a great winter! Emily and Erin

1997 Christina Wilson Altenau Houston, Texas Christina.altenau@gmail.com Daniel Jenkins Houston, Texas Danieljenkinsiv@gmail.com

1998 Amy Parker Beeson Houston, Texas amyparkerbeeson@gmail.com

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Alexandra Lacy Houston, Texas alexandralacy10@gmail.com Elizabeth Evans Mann Houston, Texas elizabeth.e.mann@gmail.com Over the past several months wonderful things have been happening for the Class of 1999. Many new Falcons have been welcomed to the world, and exciting career changes have occurred. We love having a chance to catch up with everyone and appreciate all of the updates. Here are some of the Class of 1999 updates. Elizabeth Wadler Bentley is excited to report that she is expecting her second child, a boy, in January. Her daughter Caroline is excited to become a big sister! She and her family are enjoying life in New York City. Elizabeth still loves working in the development office for the Birch Wathen Lenox School. Sarah Lents Cyphers and her family welcomed their second daughter, Caroline Elizabeth Cyphers, on October 4, 2013. They are very excited about their new addition. Congrats Sarah!! Carolyn Martin Dodson and her husband Chris welcomed a daughter, Milly Elizabeth Dodson, on October 10, 2013. They love spending time with Milly and big brother Parker. January will mark two years of living in Boston for Nick Ducoff and his wife of two years, Elizabeth. They spend a lot of time on the water in Rhode Island and love eating lobster all the time! His last startup, Infochimps, was acquired by a big public company. Now Nick works as an executive at Boundless. They make online college textbooks that they sell for $19.99 each, almost 90% less than alternatives!

Travis Fite recently married Jennifer Matlock of Midland, Michigan. They were married in May 2013 at the Houstonian and honeymooned in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. They recently bought a house in the Walnut Bend subdivision. He’s in his tenth year of mortgage banking, arranging debt and equity for commercial real estate projects with Q10 Kinghorn Driver Hough & Co. Scott Frankel reports that things are going great at Frankel Building Group. He and his wife are Dara are expecting their first child the first week in March.

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private practice with Jones Day, he started a new job last year with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Criminal Division, Appellate Section. He has enjoyed the change, the meaningful work as a prosecutor, and getting to spend more time in court. In the last year, he has argued frequently in the U.S. Courts of Appeals across the country and also occasionally given the opportunity to second-chair arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court. Before starting at DOJ, he was able to take a month off and travel. Chris is looking forward to spending some time in Houston over the holidays.

Mary John Frank is living in New York and choreographing & directing for film, stage and the web. She recently received her Master’s in Dance at the Tisch School of the Arts and is currently partnering with brands to create dance based commercials and music videos. She is grateful to be working with talented folks that keep her on her toes. She is in love with her new nephew Robert Pennebaker.

Chris Weekley is married with three children, Grayson (6), Sawyer (4) and Asher (1). He is a Division President for David Weekley Homes focusing on its Central Living product line.

Matt Gordon started a commercial real estate property management company this year, and he is still working on previous retail development projects. He recently got a pilots license and has been enjoying flying Bart Barrett around Texas. Matt is very, very excited about Billy O’Neil’s upcoming wedding. Billy will be marrying Brooke Bagby ’02 in May 2014.

Alex Whittington and his wife Jen are currently living in Frankfurt, Germany, where they both work at the U.S. Consulate General. Alex is still working for the State Department, and they will be moving back to Washington next year.

Randy Keeney, his wife Brooke, and big sisters, Abbie (3.5) and Anna (2) welcomed a healthy boy, Tyler Josiah Keeney, to their family on May 25, 2013. Randy recently celebrated three years at Hess Corporation, where he works as a Division Order Analyst. After working at KPMG for seven years in its Transaction Services group, Jeff Lee left in 2012 and joined the Financial Reporting group at Starwood Hotels. He still lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, with his wife Cate. In March of this year they welcomed their son Jeffrey Louie Lee. Blair Loocke and her family welcomed their second child, William Edward “Wells” Loocke, on June 20, 2013. They are enjoying life as a family of four! Steven Looke recently joined Walter Oil & Gas as VP, New Ventures and is enjoying his new job. He and his family are living in Houston and doing well. Courtney Wilson McGregor and husband Hamish welcomed their second son William Ranald McGregor born in Sydney, Australia, on July 24, 2013. They are so excited to bring him home to Texas to spend time with family and friends this holiday season. Trey Miller is celebrating his third anniversary as a Senior Broker at Boxer Property. When he is not busy leasing office space, he is helping fiancée Whitney Rape ’04 plan their upcoming wedding in February. Chris Smith has lived in Washington, DC for the last five years. After four years in

Jeff Wise and his wife Brooke welcomed their first child, a baby girl named Blake Ivy Wise, on November 16.

Toni Williams Zink welcomed a baby girl into the world on June 20, 2013. Niobe Annette Zink weighed 6lbs 11oz. Her big brother can’t stop giving her kisses! Toni and her family feel very blessed. And as for us… Alexandra Lacy moved back to Houston after living in New York City. She is enjoying spending time with friends and family. Elizabeth Evans Mann and her husband Robert welcomed their second daughter Eloise Elizabeth Mann on May 21, 2013. Big sister Mary Evans loves helping out with Eloise. We are looking forward to seeing everyone in April for our 15th reunion. We really hope that everyone will be able to make it!! It is going to be a blast!!!

2000 Spencer English Austin, Texas spencer.english@gmail.com Alyssa Gardner Kilpatrick Houston, Texas alyssakilpatrick@hotmail.com Michel Miller Mullett Houston, Texas michelmiller82@gmail.com Tom Bagby is married and lives in San Antonio, Texas. Tom is a trial lawyer licensed to practice in Texas, Louisiana and Montana, and has his own law firm: The Tom Bagby Law Firm. Tom and his wife Lindsay are avid horseback riders and keep their remuda at their ranch on the Hondo Creek.

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Joe Bailey has a lot of news to report: “I’m teaching ‘Documentary & Civil Society,’ a junior seminar in Plan II Honors at UT Austin, which has been fantastic. I’m also working as a Research Fellow with the Rapoport Center for Human Rights & Justice at UT Law, creating multimedia content for a project on the public life of Frances ‘Sissy’ Farenthold. Finally, I passed the Texas Bar exam over the summer, and have been sworn in as a member of the Bar. My wife Alice and I have enjoyed Texas athletics this Fall, the highs and the lows, as well as the usual Austin shenanigans, although we miss having Spencer around. (Editor’s note from Spencer: I lived in Joe and Alice’s backhouse the last two years.) I spend the rest of my time walking an impossibly small Cavalier King Charles Spaniel around the neighborhood, shepherding INCENDIARY (a documentary I directed two years ago) through additional distribution and working on new films.” An update on Sam Beall via Scott Simpson: “Sam Beall is enjoying living in Burlington, Vermont – never more so than after marrying Christine Kesler in Middlebury, Vermont, on July 5! The festive weekend was marked by fireworks, hiking, swimming and loitering among the Green Mountains, and it culminated in a beautiful ceremony and reception with dancing and toasts. Family and friends came literally from around the world, including Kinkaidians Scott Simpson ‘00, Anna Beall ‘03 and Charlie Beall ‘06. Christine is from Virginia and works in finance; the couple met at a friend’s wedding in San Francisco.” Matt Brollier is still working for the City of Houston, where he works as Director of Operations for Houston City Council member Mike Laster (District J). Matt is also “training to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro. I mean training for a 5K run in a few weeks.” Frank Bryan is working in Houston as an independent consultant and is recently engaged. Jeff Butler is still living in Los Angeles where he works at UCLA Medical Center. Jeff is recently engaged and will be married in Fredericksburg, Texas in April to Elizabeth Wilson, a native Texan. He would like to thank the matchmaker Joe Bailey for introducing him to Elizabeth. Chris Creel reports: “I have successfully procreated and have a six-month-old bald baby named Oliver. I am now working in-house for several real estate lending funds by managing all enforcement activities and overseeing a statewide law practice. In my spare time, I like to think about the things I used to be able to do before a small, helpless creature became dependent upon me for survival. I will be sad when the Astrodome is destroyed.” Evan D’Amico is still living in New York and working as a corporate lawyer. Also, “I am excited to report that my fiancée Allana and I will be married in May 2014.”

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Andrew Dipaolo sent an update all in bullet points: “Residence: Golden, Colorado. Occupation: work in Pipeline Commercial Operations for Plains All American in Denver. Spouse: was married in June 2013 to Erin McCrary. Volunteer work: ski patroller at Eldora Mountain Resort in Nederland, Colorado. Hobbies: skiing, hiking, just about anything outdoors. Children: three great dogs.” Erik Eisele updates from halfway around the world: “Over the last few years, I have fulfilled a life-long goal of becoming a U.S. Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State. After spending several months learning the Burmese language, my family and I moved to Yangon, Myanmar, for a two-year assignment as the Embassy’s Cultural Affairs Officer. What a fascinating time to be in Myanmar as the country opens itself up to foreigners for the first time in decades. My wife Jennifer and kids Sophia (9), Anneliese (5) and Helena (1) absolutely love this new family adventure. Anyone for mohinga (fermented fish broth soup eaten for breakfast here...)?” Spencer English graduated in May from the MBA program at the University of Texas. After two glorious years as a carefree MBA student in Austin, he moved back to Houston and now works for Simmons & Company as an associate in their midstream/downstream corporate finance practice. Nick Erwin and his wife Melissa welcomed their third child, daughter Grace Katherine, to their family in July of 2013. Nick continues to enjoy working as a wealth advisor at UBS in Houston and being actively involved at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church. Walker Fair is still running a custom software and web development business in Houston. Walker and his wife Jessie just had their second baby, a boy, in July. Currently they are building a new house in Braeswood, “which has taken over any spare moments that Sadie and Ashton (our other child) let me have.” George Fontaine continues to live in Athens, Georgia, with his wife Melissa. George works for New West Records and Normaltown Records. The labels have been busy signing many new acts such as Yip Deceiver, Howie Gelb and Patty Griffin. George also helped New West open a music venue, Normaltown Hall, within its offices in Athens. Normaltown Hall has already hosted several sold out shows in its first year. David Fossas and his family love living Austin. David and his wife Courtney are expecting a baby girl in the spring (their third child). David is now Director of Strategy and Planning at W2O Group, and he is working on his Executive MBA at the University of Texas. David drove from Austin to Houston on November 22 to participate in Alumni Leadership Day at Kinkaid. Leon Green married Tiffany Bunch on August 16, 2013. Leon started Green Residential to

manage single-family homes in the greater Houston area. “No babies at this time, but we are taking care of two miniature dachshunds.” Michael Hanson and his wife Jennifer had their third child, Ensley Claire, in December of 2012. The Hanson clan is excited to be part of the Kinkaid family again — Connor, their oldest child, is in Pre-K as part of Kinkaid’s Class of 2027. (“Scary…”) Michael continues to work at Parkman Whaling LLC, an energy-focused, investment and merchant bank in Houston. Michael Harberg is “living in Houston, chasing down and photographing great live music all over Texas, and trying to stay awake at work in between concerts...” Josh Hime is “prepping to move from LA to NYC by the end of the year, but all plans are pretty much up in the air, so even if you print that, it might not turn out to be true by the time it comes out. ;-)” From Jeff Kamrath: “My wife Ginger and I are still living the dream in NYC…if you count sky-high rents, out of control prices, brutal traffic and smelly subways as living the dream. But seriously, NYC has grown on us and we’ve come to love it. I’m still slugging away at GameChanger, a sports software company (shocker, I know) that is literally changing the face of amateur sports. For instance, we scored the entire Little League World Series this summer. And, if any of our classmates have kids old enough to play in the Post Oak or West U Little Leagues, they might have heard of us. Ginger just took a new job at an educational software startup, so we’re both working in fields with not a lot of job security, but we wouldn’t change it for the world. We’re looking forward to the holidays and all of the decorations here in “The City” and will be home in Texas for Christmas.” John Labanowski is still living in Dallas and working as a hedge fund manager. He was married last spring to Aubrey Colvard. They have two dogs. Robert Lea sends a brief synopsis of “the last however many years: I went to culinary school, worked as a chef at the Granduca Hotel in Houston, shifted gear, and I am currently working for a money management firm while studying for the CPA exam. “ Christian Luening says that “this past year was a great one in Boise, Idaho, and I look forward to many more. I am a proud member of the Snake River Rugby Club that finished fourth in USA DII Men’s Club competition this past June in Denver. I appreciated the playoff tour around the country (San Francisco and Dallas), which doubled as a mini-KHS reunion. Additionally, I am looking forward to another ski season as a PSIA Certified Alpine Instructor for the Bogus Basin Ski and Snowboard School, and as Supervisor in the Mouse House (ages 3-6).”

Charlie Meyer and his wife Alison are expecting their third child in May, “so it won’t be long before we are outnumbered. Although we do not know the sex, I am mentally preparing myself for an all-female household (dog included). Frances is now three and a half and Tate is one and a half. I took a new job with Hines in February, where I oversee industrial real estate development & acquisitions in their southwest region.” Dan Meyer reports, “Neal (my wife, not Neal Wade) and I just had our first child - William “George” Meyer - who arrived on October 12. He’s doing well and is such a blessing!” Mayes Middleton and his wife Macy are expecting twin boys (“fraternal, we think”) in January. “As a result we moved in August to a larger house over by Rice to make room for our growing family.” Ashton Mossy says, “My main update is that my daughter Ellison is four months old.” Cyrus Nasr is still running his restaurant and golf course in north Houston. “We just finished putting new greens on the golf course.” Brian Ogilvie “took my final bow with the Broadway Company of Mary Poppins in March and have since gone back on the regional circuit, performing at theatres in Vero Beach, Hilton Head, and Westchester. I even sang a couple of National Anthems for the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals. In January, I will be performing the role of Zach in A Chorus Line at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, in Florida.” Carter Old and his wife Henley are enjoying life with their 15-month-old son Owen. “Owen is running around all over the place. He does a great job of revealing all of the additional areas in our house we need to child proof. Henley loves being a full-time mom and is great at it. Work for me is busy but incredibly fun/rewarding as Fieldstone continues to expand both internally and in the projects that we undertake. In addition to our advisory projects, I am busy helping to start two new companies, one of which is a satellite imaging company and the other a technology-enabled, high-end integrated oilfield services company. We’ll see how they turn out, but so far things are looking very promising for both. Not much time for anything else, but between family and work I feel blessed.” H.D. Pappas is living in Houston with his wife Allie. They recently had a great time on a vacation to Grand Cayman. According to Ben Port, “Things are going well for me and the family in Chicago. Lara and I had a baby boy (William) in March and we moved to the North Shore suburbs in April after we outgrew our apartment in the city. Otherwise, I’m staying busy at work and looking forward to the holidays.” Per Sunil Sheth: “My family has moved (again) to Los Angeles, where I am finishing my training in Vascular and Interventional


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Neurology (i.e. stroke, and other bad brain things). My wife Shreya is now working at Cedars Sinai as a pediatric cardiologist, bringing home the bacon. Our daughter Sandhya has started preschool, and we have a new little guy, a seven-month ankle biter named Dhruv.”

poker game where I usually take all of Carson’s money. I also just got back from a fishing trip with some fellow Kinkaidians.”

Phil Silberman is focused on “All things real estate professionally, spending time with the family and trying to figure out insurance to have a third child.”

Kelly Walne reports that “on December 6, 2012, my son, Jackson, was born, and I could not be more blessed to be a father to such a sweet, handsome little boy. I am practicing commercial litigation and labor & employment law with Zimmerman, Axelrad, Meyer, Stern & Wise, P.C. I am currently living in the Braes Heights area.”

Scott Simpson and his wife are living in Seattle and working as psychiatrists. Scott hears approximately 5,000 Frasier references annually when he tells people about his career and city of residence.

Will Weathers transferred from Medical University of South Carolina to UT Houston to finish up his radiology training. Will’s wife Ginny Weathers recently joined an OB/ GYN group in Houston.

Lucas Somoza is “still living in Paris and loving it, although I’m lucky enough to get to spend a lot of time in New York as well. I have quietly launched my own eponymous business, designing weddings and corporate events as well as styling private clients and fashion editorials, including a very chic little feature in the November issue of Stefanía (Palandjoglou) Allen’s online magazine, EDITORIALIST.COM. Follow me on Instagram @LucasSomoza.”

Thank you to all of our classmates that responded this year. I hope y’all have a great 2014.

Per Matt Stalcup, “I am married, finished with grad school, kid #1 in the chute, living/ working in San Francisco, worrying about things like cholesterol levels and tax rates. I’ve reluctantly accepted that I’m grown up.”

Catherine Gutermuth San Francisco, California cgutermuth@gmail.com

David Stocker and his wife Jodie are living in Houston where David works for Angelle & Donohue Oil & Gas Properties, Inc. Carson Underwood is living in Houston and working for David Weekley Homes. He enjoys spending his free time on the Gulf Coast or in the Hill Country. Mac Vineyard lives in Houston and works for Halliburton/Baroid. ”And I like my healthcare plan and want to keep my healthcare plan. Period.” According to Neal Wade, “The Wade family has grown with the recent addition of James Cooper Wade. Our older son “Cinco” is turning two in December. I recently switched jobs to Baker Katz, a local commercial real estate firm where I am focusing on new development and investments. I still see some of the Kinkaid faces with our quasi-regular

2001 Lindsey Boyd Houston, Texas lindseysboyd@yahoo.com

2002 Ariana Nizza Chapman Houston, Texas ariananizzachapman@gmail.com Leslie Roemer Labanowski Houston, Texas leslielabanowski@gmail.com Ted Sangalis Long Island City, New York tsangalis@gmail.com Class of 2002, We have obviously been way too busy this year celebrating our 30th birthdays, moving cities, changing jobs, taking the plunge of getting married and having babies! It was great to hear from so many of y’all for this magazine, please keep sending in your

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updates, and cheers to the next decade of our lives! Neha Batavia Agrawal has spent the past year in Dallas enjoying her first year of married life to Manish. She is currently working at Frito Lay and has had the opportunity to work on a variety of products in innovation, many of which you’ll see on store shelves next year! David Barer got married, received a fellowship from the Belo Corporation and is now a staff reporter with The Dallas Morning News in its Austin bureau. Liz Mims Bender and her husband Steven just welcomed their first son Max Scarborough Bende, in May. Geer Blalock and his wife Libba also welcomed their first child Winn Montgomery Blalock on March 14. Zachry Brown married Mimi Sapp on October 12 at the Church of The Good Shepherd in Corpus Christi, Texas. Zachry and Mimi will reside in Houston. Zachry works in the finance group and as corporate counsel for Bray International, Inc., and Mimi is an oil and gas trader for Wells Fargo Bank, Energy Commodities. Ariana Nizza Chapman deferred plans to attend business school this year and took time off work to take care of her father, Salvatore Nizza, who courageously battled metastasized lung cancer this year. Sadly, he passed away August 28 and is missed by so many family and friends. The Kinkaid community was incredibly supportive this year, and Ariana and her family appreciate the friendship so much. After five years of teaching for Austin ISD, during one of which he was awarded Teacher of the Year, Carl Clark now works as a freelance composer for several media companies. He enjoys creating music as well as sound and voiceover assets for his clients. His first game for the Wii U platform should be released in spring of ‘14! Although he left the classroom, his love for teaching allows him to still find time to teach music lessons on various instruments and to tutor in his free time. He and his wife Brittany Hall-Clark ‘01 are still in the Austin area and have been happily married for over four years. Spare time, outside of quality time with his wife and working, is spent on the racquetball court where he welcomes any challengers!

Carl Clark ’02 and his wife Brittany Hall-Clark ’01

Andrea Cowsert got married in July and classmates Melissa Kariel Wolfson and Emily Collins served as two of her bridesmaids. She is still working and living in the DC area and Andrea and her husband plan to stay there for the near future. Chelsea Cunningham is still living in Houston and working at Chandos Interiors. David Dunwoody and wife Mariann moved into their new home in September just in time to welcome William Charles Dunwoody into the world, making David III a proud big brother. David recently joined EnVen Energy Ventures, pursuing E&P opportunities in the Gulf of Mexico. Lauren Escher is still living in London and loving it! She is still working for AIG Aerospace. Laura got to see fellow classmate Laura Altman Prewett this year when she came to visit and they had a great time catching up. Linda Gardner recently moved back to Houston and is now working as the Recruiting Manager for Lasco Enterprises, the restaurant and wine bar group that that includes The Tasting Rooms, Max’s Wine Dives and Boiler House. She is also getting her Master’s in Organizational Development through Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business. Stephanie Harcrow lives in Wilmington, North Carolina, where she is in the first of a three-year MFA Creative Writing program at UNCW. Caroline Hemingway Harrell and her husband John moved to Houston from Atlanta in April. Caroline is working as an associate for Hemingway Interiors, an interior design firm run by her mother, Patti Hemingway. Caroline has also enjoyed being KYPO class co-chair this year. Casey Williams Hedges and her husband Will welcomed their son Henry Claiborne Hedges on April 18. She is still working at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital as a Clinical Social Worker.

David ‘01 and Cabell Walker Wood ‘01 with their wedding party members including (pictured, from left) Marc Freeman, Ben Brown ‘01, Katina Pappas Dermatas ‘01, Mollie Schall ‘01, Katherine Tropoli Plumb ‘01, Alan Falik ‘01, Caroline Tompkins, Johnny Forney ‘01, Blair Hix, Sydney Ealand, Whitney Walker Crenshaw ‘03, Hadley Walker, Jordan Glasgow, Justin Van Keppel ‘01, Deborah McInnes, Greg Talbert ‘01, Page Ryan, Katie Valle, Laura Sheedy ‘01, Cameron Simon ‘01, Tripp Fried ‘01, (front row) Simon Beakley, Adam Tepper ‘01, Clarke Crenshaw, Colin McCormick, Mills McCormick.

Kathleen Hinton recently began working as a Case Manager for Hannah’s House at Origins Recovery Center in South Padre Island. She is enjoying the beach and warm weather after spending the last three years in Minnesota. Kathleen is most excited to share news about her engagement to Robert

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Kinkaid Alumni Leadership Day

Arts & Entertainment panelists

Eleni Pappas ‘04 and Pierce Cohen ‘08

Philip Morgan ‘05 and Sam Pouns ‘07

Meredith Hopson Beaupre ‘98

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n Friday, November 22, over 60 alumni participated in the eighth annual Alumni Leadership Day. Hosted by the Kinkaid Young Professionals Organization (KYPO), this day is designed to bring outstanding young alumni to campus to spend time with our high school seniors and to share their educational and career experiences as the students consider life after Kinkaid.

Keynote speaker Leslie Frankel Wiener ’03, Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Houston, kicked off the day with an inspirational speech about how to be a leader in college, in your career and in everyday life and how important it is to do what you love and to work hard. The alumni then served on industry-specific panels that shed light on their diverse career paths. Students attended the panel sessions for the top three industries they It is experiences like Alumni were interested in, where they learned about various careers Leadership Day that can in these fields. A question change the trajectory of a and answer session took place student’s life. This is what at the end of each panel. The brings to life what can be. seniors and alumni ended Alumni Leadership Day with

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a roundtable lunch, where students were able to talk with alumni one-on-one. Alumni Leadership Day is a unique opportunity for students to meet outstanding and accomplished alumni and to begin considering how a Kinkaid education is an incredible foundation for many different paths in life. “I am so proud of each one of those previous students that came back to share their experiences with current seniors,” Ken Cowan, a member of the Board of Trustees and the parent of a current senior said. “This is what makes Kinkaid such a very special place. It is experiences like Alumni Leadership Day that can change the trajectory of a student’s life. This is what brings to life what can be. This is when a senior can finally see that there is a method to the madness. We are truly grateful for the leadership, service and commitment of these alumni.”


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Brooke Grisebaum ‘07, Faryan Jalalabadi ‘07, Jenny Sangalis ‘07

Arts & Entertainment Moderator: Liz Riddle Anders ’98 Chris Bramel ’07 Chelsea Cunningham ’02 Bevin Bering Dubrowski ’00 David Fossas ’00 J.J. Johnston ’95 Business & Entrepreneurship Moderator: Tobin O’Donnell ’98 Iman Houston Farrior ’01 Lisa Frankel ’03 Linda Gardner ’02 Dan Lummis ’01 Georgea Pappas ’03 Brittany Sakowitz ’04 Energy and Oil & Gas Moderator: Justin Van Keppel ’01 Max Barrett ’03 Kimberly Mead Fangman ’06 James Jeter ’98 Steven Looke ’99 John Schulte ’99 Engineering Moderator: Mark Adam ’94 Pierce Cohen ’08 Eleni Pappas ’04 David Zummo ’06 Finance Moderator: Catherine Bradley ’05 Meredith Hopson Beaupre ’98 Bruce Bilger ’01 Whitney Rape ’04 Marcus Rolls ’04 Law Moderator: Mollie Schall ’01 Jillian Ballard ’04 Ricardo Cantú ’03 Jeff Dinerstein ’95 Elizabeth Williams Dwyer ’00 Chris Leavitt ’98

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Steven Looke ‘99 with seniors Mavin Saunders and Jack Rose

Marketing/Communications & Public Relations Moderator: Michel Miller Mullett ’00 Brooke Grisebaum ’07 Meredith Riddle ’95 Jenny Sangalis ’07 Christine Stevens ’97 Mary Kristen Plumhoff Valentine ’96 Medicine Moderator: R.J. Lingle ’94 Paige Garrison ’02 John Harvin ’99 Faryan Jalalabadi ’07 Lauren Leavitt ’00 David Leiman ’99 Lavannya Raman Pandit ’92 Sherri Sandifer ’91

Students during the Medicine panel

Public Service & Education Moderator: Allison Poarch ’03 Pierce Bush ’04 Catherine Goble ’99 Casey Williams Hedges ’02 Elizabeth Evans Mann ’99 Nellie Hoppe Reed ’04 Leslie Frankel Wiener ’03 Real Estate Moderator: Philip Morgan ’05 Bart Barrett ’99 Ben Brown ’01 Brittany Hansen Cassin ’00 Kenady Davis ’99 Trey Miller ’99 Sam Pouns ’07

Lavannya Raman Pandit ‘92 and Sherri Sandifer ‘91

Justin Van Keppel ‘01, Max Barrett ‘03, Kimberly Mead Fangman ‘06

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Spring 2014 Alumni Calendar of Events January 22

Austin Event (WinFlo Osteria, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.)

March 4

Dallas Event (El Fenix, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.)

March 25

Richmond Guard (The Commons, 6:00 p.m.)

March 28

Sporting Clays Benefit (Greater Houston Gun Club, noon)

April 4

Reunion Weekend – Distinguished Alumni Awards Program and Reception (7:00 p.m.)

April 5

Reunion Weekend – Alumni Open House & Picnic (11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.) Individual Class Parties

April 16

Field Day/ Alumni Taco Booth (11:00 a.m.)

April 23

Washington D.C. Event (TBD)

April 24

New York City Event (Home of Whitney Weems Mogovero ’96, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.)

Park, who also works at Origins. The two are thrilled to begin their lives together (with their dog, Raleigh) and will be married in summer 2014. Dylan Hogarty is still living in New York with his wife Anne (married last year) and working at Goldman Sachs as a vice president in investment banking. Wills Hover’s son, William “Wills” Adgate Hover IV, just turned two at the end of October. Wills and his wife, Lauren Bullock, are expecting their second child (sex unknown) in mid January. They moved back to Louisiana a few years ago and currently live in Lafayette. Isla McConn Jornayvaz and her husband Joseph are expecting baby #2 in January. Their youngest child, Joseph Jr., will turn two in April! After finishing her Masters in Counseling Psychology at SMU this past January, Katie

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Klein moved to Tucson, Arizona to take a position as a therapist at a residential treatment center for eating disorders. Katie treats adolescents, teens, and adults, and while it is extremely challenging, Katie is passionate about her work there. Katie is working on her licensure to become a Licensed Professional Counselor. In the little free time that she has, Katie takes advantage of the beautiful Tucson scenery by hiking with her dog and doing lots of yoga. She also is very involved in the 12 Step Community, acting as a sponsor for young women in recovery, as well as taking meetings to incarcerated women in the county jail. Katie loves her life in Arizona but definitely misses Texas! Lawrence and Leslie Roemer Labanowski are expecting their second child, a little boy, due in January. Leslie is enjoying her time at home with their 15-month-old daughter Lauren, and

Lawrence is working at Credit Suisse as a Vice President in Investment Banking. Michelle Vosko Levin continues to work on her pet product business, Chez Tates, but primarily enjoys her time home with her son Will who is now a full on toddler--talking and walking all over the place. She and her family continue to live in New York City, where the Levin family just enjoyed Will’s first “real” Halloween with Will dressing up as a cowboy, true to Michelle’s Texas roots. Over the next year, she looks forward to Will’s approaching first year of school and, hopefully, moving forward with Chez Tates’ first product offering. Clifton Levine has been living in Venice Beach, California for the past five years and is working for a company called ScoreBig. com as the VP of finance. He is loving life out there! Justin Levine is living in San Francisco and just graduated from Wharton with his MBA. He is working in tech / digital media finance at a boutique investment bank called GCA Savvian. Shevaun Lewis completed her Ph.D. in Linguistics in August at the University of Maryland. She’s currently living in Baltimore pursuing postdoctoral research at Johns Hopkins on early language development in toddlers with Williams Syndrome. She spends most of her spare time walking her adorable mutt Jasper. Taylor Blake “Killer” Liedtke recently joined the Corporate and Investment Banking group at BBVA Compass in Houston. When he’s not killing it in the boardroom or making birdies on the golf course, he spends time with his new wife, Devon Myers Liedtke. Taylor and Devon were married on November 10, 2012 at his family’s farm in Sunnyvale, Texas, in front of family and friends and several KHS alums. Interestingly enough, they do have future plans of purchasing a dog, and would love the KHS alumni’s input on breed. Please vote at: www.barkthevote.com Steve Lionetti moved to NYC and is living on the upper west side with his girlfriend of almost three years, Sloane, who is going to Columbia for grad school. He started a new job at Google in July as an account strategist and is working like crazy all the time. After her mom was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in February, Annie Weathers Long started working for the National Parkinson Foundation in May, planning an annual fundraising and awareness event called Moving Day Atlanta. She and her husband Chris and are expecting a little boy in December. After three years living in Los Angeles and working in commercial casting, Kimberly Harberg Luskey and her husband Brian decided to move back to Texas in February, 2011. They bought a house in Austin and adopted their wild puppy, Markley. Kim worked as a freelance recruiter for several tech companies in Austin before welcoming their son Abel Robinson Luskey on July 30. She now loves being a mom and being close to friends and family again.

Laura Altman Prewett ’02 and Lauren Escher ’02 in London

Jacquelyn Maddox is living in Houston and working for Francesca’s in the corporate buying office doing merchandise forecasting. Rosalee Maffitt finished a master’s degree from the University of Oklahoma and has landed in Houston. Melissa Miller and Bart McGuyer live in New York City, where she’s still an editor and he’s a postdoctoral scholar at Columbia. Ali West Montgomery is living in Houston and working as a Recruiting Manager at Andrews Kurth. She and her husband Pearson are expecting a little girl in January and could not be more excited! Sarah Mullins is still living in Houston and working for Phillips 66. She is in her second active year for the Junior League of Houston and is the President of the Camp For All Young Professionals Board. After graduating from the University of Florida with her MBA, Kate Schafer Nesselt moved with her husband Sean to Jacksonville, Florida, where she is now starting in her role as a Relationship Manager for Commercial Banking with Wells Fargo. Michael Norton is going on five years in Austin working as the Business Administrator at City School. He loves the city - mainly the food and the trail - and is happily aware that many KHS alumni are jealous he gets to live in our state capital. Katy O’Brien Perkins and her husband Alex had a son Devin Douglas Perkins in August. While Devin is a Massachusetts native, he has already visited Texas! Katy is working in hospital management at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Corinne Pickett is a freelance online editor in Los Angeles where she’s worked on shows such as Talking Dead. She’s also busy planning a road trip in a 1975 Lada starting in Estonia and ending in the Netherlands. Check out www.restoroadtrip.com to follow along. Katie Hoffman Reyes and her husband Fredy got married last November (just hit their first year) and moved into the Oak Forest area. Katie also started a new job with a German biotech company this year called Miltenyi Biotec. Will Richardson was promoted to Vice President of Corporate Banking for Frost Bank in July. Ben Riggs got married to fellow Kinkaidian Emily Catherine Jeter ’04 and recently turned 30.


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Ethan Rosenberg is still in Atlanta and will be finishing up his MBA at Emory in May. He is trying to narrow down where he’ll end up when he’s finished. Liz Love Ross graduated from a Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology at the University of Houston in May, and begun her one-year post-doctoral fellowship at the Ben Taub Neuropsychiatric Center this past summer. After completing her postdoc, she plans to get licensed as a clinical psychologist. Ashley Rovere started working at Merrill Lynch here in Houston this year as a financial advisor alongside her father and is getting married next June to Lucas Mendez. Jordan Samuels is still living in San Antonio where he works in real estate lending at USAA. He and his wife Chantal will be celebrating four years of marriage in January, and while they don’t have any kids yet, Jordan says, “We’ve accumulated more cats than I ever imagined I’d have.” Richard Sanborn is living in Houston and has been working as a Financial Advisor with Morgan Stanley for almost four years. Richard is studying for the CFP exam and will sit for the exam in March of 2014. Richard continues to be an avid tennis player and has recently been playing a lot of golf. Jessica Nichols Sanders is the Director of Family Planning Research at the University of Utah, where she is also finishing her PhD in Public Health. She and her husband Alex live in Salt Lake City, Utah, and are looking forward to another wonderful ski season.

Ted Sangalis accepted a position as an attorney with Greenberg Traurig LLP. He works in the litigation department handling many of the mortgage-backed securities cases that came out of the 2008 housing crisis. He also remains active at his local church, Trinity Grace Church, and in the New York State Anti-Trafficking Coalition, which seeks to abolish sex trafficking domestically. He lives in New York City with his wife Caitie. Cliff Schroff lives in northern Virginia with his wife of five years and their three-year-old son and one-year-old daughter. He left the Marine Corps last year but has stayed in government working for the Federal Emergency Management Agency as a Policy Advisor for Operations and Disaster Emergency Communications. Courtney Shipper earned an MBA from UTAustin McCombs in May and is now working in finance at Walmart. She is living it up in Arkansas! Jessica Schreiber Solera lives in Houston with her husband Josh and working at Bain & Company as a consulting case team leader. Katherine Sorrell is currently working on a PhD in sociology at University of Notre Dame. She just finished the Masters portion and is now moving forward with the dissertation phase. Katherine is studying religion, culture, and development and is hoping to do her dissertation on indigenous groups mobilizing for land reform in Guatemala. She is living in South Bend, Indiana, surviving the cold one winter at a time, and escaping to Chicago and Lake Michigan quite a bit.

Adam Spalding is currently pursuing a second degree in Petroleum Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado. He married Braden Jarnagin Spalding of Amarillo on September 14 at the Roaring Fork Club in Basalt, Colorado. They love living in the mountains and are looking forward to ski season! Ryan and Courtnay Manford Springmeyer moved back to Houston about a year ago after spending a few years in Dallas and California. Ryan is VP at Encino Energy, and Courtnay is a consultant with McKinsey & Company. They are expecting their first child in April! Nancy Franklin Verly and her husband Thomas welcomed a baby girl, Olivia Verly, on July 13. Their older son Sebastian just turned two in September. Nancy just recently moved back to Houston and is working at The Fay School and enjoying her time as a Mom. Nancy and Thomas just celebrated her 30th birthday with a trip to the Caymans. Meg Marinis Vernon is living in LA and loving it! She is still a staff writer for Grey’s Anatomy. Meg and her hubby have a huge rescue dog named Lila! Scott Wade and his wife Katie are settled in Fort Worth and enjoying life with their three boys – Howard (6), Jonathan (4), and Peter (1). Scott recently started his own venture, HJ&P Group, doing a mixture of consulting and investing in small businesses.

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2003 Fallon Ukpe Atlanta, Georgia fallon.ukpe@gmail.com

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UPCOMING

REUNION YEAR 2014

Jordan Allison Houston, Texas Jordan.p.allison@gmail.com Emily Catherine Jeter Riggs Houston, Texas ecjriggs@gmail.com

2005 Grace Lee Houston, Texas lee.gracep@gmail.com The Kinkaid class of 2005 has been busy! Blair Barrett finished her Master of Public Health at Columbia University and worked for three and a half years in New York at Memorial Sloan-Kettering. Blair accepted a job and moved across the country to San Francisco as a Senior Associate for Kaiser Permanente’s internal consulting group, focusing on quality and efficiency improvement projects within the health system. She absolutely loves San Francisco and everything about the west coast lifestyle.

REUNI ON WEEKEND 2014 APRIL 4 & 5

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Kate Beasley Brock married Michael Brock in September 2012 and is working as a litigation associate at Bracewell & Giuliani. Congratulations Kate!

Reid Schwartz is celebrating four years at Edelman Public Relations in Austin with a recent promotion to Senior Account Executive. Bravo Reid!

Sarah Callaway has been working as a realtor at Martha Turner Properties for almost two years now and loves it. She works for Cathy Cagle as her licensed assistant and is always busy!  Sarah is also working at Tony’s as a hostess on weekends which is great for business!

Julia Atnipp Stellar started a new job as Director of Private Events and Assistant General Manager at Lanny’s Alta Cocina in Fort Worth. She and her husband are about to celebrate their second year of marriage. Happy anniversary Julia and Adam!

Elizabeth Campbell got married to Will Pagani on September 29, 2013 at Tiny Boxwood’s. They live in Montrose with their three dogs. Elizabeth works in marketing at GC Services, and Will is the owner and founder of Asgard Games, a local game store. Michael Evans graduated from medical school in Houston in May. Michael and his wife Katie got married in St. Louis in June, then he started his intern year of medical residency at UT-Houston, which included working at Memorial Hermann, St. Lukes, LBJ and MD Anderson. In June of 2014 he and Katie will be moving to Atlanta for Michael’s residency in Anesthesiology at Emory. Eloise Frischkorn finished gemology grad school in New York City and started her own jewelry line – Eloise jewels. Taylor Gilliam is living in Washington DC, and working as Legislative Assistant/Deputy Press Secretary for Congressman John Carter.  Becky Blades Gregg loves living in Nashville with her husband Justin and their dog Vandy.  Becky is working at Brentwood Capital Advisors, and Justin is a second-year resident at Vanderbilt. Alex Hoffer is still living in SF and loving it. His company Pattern Energy IPO’d on the NASDAQ in late September. Congrats Alex! Helen Lummis loves living in New Orleans and is halfway done with her Masters in Architecture Program at Tulane. Helen is looking forward to studying abroad in Rome next fall. Best of luck Helen!  Jack Peden married Sarah-Jane Kelly on November 30, 2013 in Austin. Congrats Jack! Cory Lynn Pelfrey graduated from Florida State in December 2012 with a Masters of Public Administration and a Masters of Science in Urban and Regional Planning. She worked for the Florida Division of Emergency Management as a mitigation planner for a year. In May, she moved to Springfield, Ohio with her fiancee Nate Golden, who proposed on FSU’s campus their last weekend in town. She is now long distance planning the wedding for March 2014 in Houston.  Erica Roggen is working for Champion Energy Services in Houston as an attorney in its legal and regulatory group.  Champion is a retail electricity company serving electricity to customers throughout the United States.  Erica’s main focus is negotiating various types of contracts.

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As for me, Grace Lee, I am loving my new career at Glazer’s Distributors as a sales representative for wine and spirits in Fort Worth. Thank you all for your submissions. If you did not receive an email asking for your update, please send me your email address. Have a great winter Class of 2005!

2006 Kase Lawal New York, New York kase.lawal@gmail.com

2007 Lauren Lestin Atlanta, Georgia lflestin@gmail.com

2008 Kirby Allison New York, New York kallison22@gmail.com Mason Bashaw Houston, Texas mason.bashaw@mac.com Kirby Allison is living in New York and works as an Account Executive at a boutique public relations firm specializing in literary and talent PR. Most recently, she oversaw the national release of The First Affair, a novel by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus. Also, she has been busy helping her sister and fellow KHS alum, Jordan Allison ’04, plan her wedding. Mason Bashaw is in Houston and working for Invesco in Greenway Plaza. She is an Internal Sales Consultant selling investment products to financial advisors in northern and central Florida, where she travels occasionally for work. She is in her second year of Breeders and Greeters with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. She has been able to make it back to Notre Dame to see the Irish play a couple of games and went to Miami for the National Championship game. Go Irish! Jason Adams is living in Los Angeles working at a television station in post-production, composing music, editing both video and audio, and doing some sound design. The station just won the Eisner Prize for Intergenerational Excellence, earning a $150,000 prize. He also works at a venue where he does live sound and lights on the production team. In that tiny bit of spare time that leaves him, Jason hosts a

weekly radio show, writes music for movies and documentaries and explores as much of the city’s bars, restaurants and concerts as he can.

Tracy Konig just moved to Dallas and is working as an executive recruiter at Kay/Bassman in the global security sector.

Sarah Atnipp is living in Washington DC and working as an Account Executive at Holloway Consulting which specializes in national political fundraising and is currently raising money for two U.S. Senate races, a governor’s race, Super PACs and other political entities for the 2014 election cycle. Prior to that, she worked at a political direct mail company during the 2012 election. This summer Sarah traveled to Seattle and Alaska for a week with her family.

Owen Mason just moved to Boston and now works at L.E.K. Consulting. There is never a dull moment between work, meeting new people and traveling to new places on the weekends.

Katherine Bookout is currently living in New York City working in private wealth management at Goldman Sachs. She recently started a book club and plays on a recreational soccer team in her spare time. Kevin Clegg graduated with high honors from the University of Texas with degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Plan II. This past summer he traveled to New Zealand, Australia and Southeast Asia for six weeks with three friends, including Matthew Hussey. In August he began working for Chevron as a Facilities Engineer on the Deepwater Major Capital Projects team. For his job he aids in the construction of the Big Foot Platform, which will produce oil from the Gulf of Mexico. Pierce Cohen has worked for Chevron in downtown Houston since graduating from UT in 2012 but is moving to Lafayette, Louisiana in December for a two-year assignment. He is expecting his first nephew by the end of the year and will have a new brother-in-law next spring. RJ Dabbar is living in Manhattan and recently switched careers, working with a few friends from college on a startup project while self-studying and taking night classes to work in back-end development. Matthew Evans finished up his time at SMU this past May and graduated with his M.S. in Engineering Management. In June, he started work at Chevron in Project Resources Company as a Cost Engineer. He does internal cost consulting work for Chevron’s major capital projects. He recently became certified as a Porsche Club of America Instructor. Earlier this year he began racing competitively with PCA and took bronze in his first race at Circuit of the Americas. In September, he went to BC, Canada with his dad on a 12-day backpacking and hunting trip. He was successful in bagging a mountain goat, but then he had to carry it down the mountain! Jared Gooding is still in Chicago doing lighting design for theatre, working around town at various theatres. He will be design his first equity show “Luck of the Irish” with Next theatre coming up in January and now has a website at goodingdesigns.com to showcase his work. Andrew Klein is enjoying his second year at The University of Texas School of Law where he is on the editorial board for the Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, & Energy Law. He is pursuing a career in corporate law and will be working at the law firms of Vinson & Elkins and Bracewell & Giuliani in Houston this upcoming summer.

Frances Smith is in New York City working for Ernst and Young in tax. She recently passed all parts of her CPA exam. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends, being a mentor to a high school freshman in Canarsie, Brooklyn, and still cheering on the Longhorns. Audrey Pyle is back in Houston and loving it! Since graduating from Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, she has been working as a nurse at The Menninger Clinic in the Texas Medical Center. Cat Rickenbacker is living in Houston and works as a medical device sales representative for a company called PreventaMed Technologies covering the states of Texas and Louisiana. She is also the volunteer assistant coach for the AOS girl’s 7th and 8th grade soccer teams. Go Dolphins! Christin Snodgrass is currently living in Dallas but will be returning to Houston in February. She works at Vinson & Elkins law firm as a recruiter and event planner. Lee Wilde is working in Houston with Rusty Arena custom furnishings, fabrics and wall coverings firm as his graphic designer putting that art degree to work! She also works at Billy Reid on the weekends. Kristin Wilkinson started her second year as Assistant Director of Admission at her alma mater, Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. Balancing her domestic territory in Tennessee and Alabama, Kristin also recruits international students. This past spring, she traveled to seven countries throughout Asia and most recently returned from a business trip to Brazil, Argentina and Ecuador. Katie Williamson is living in Lubbock, Texas, in her second year of law school at Texas Tech University. While law school is rough, she has enjoyed living in West Texas (surprisingly even with the dust storms and tumble weeds). However, she is always looking forward to being back in Houston over Christmas break and summer, and she enjoys visiting and getting a chance to spend time with friends and family when she is home. Julia Wood is living in Houston and working for Sewell Automotive–Audi North Houston as an assistant service manager. She is very involved with the Aggie Alumni Network, the American Heart Association Young Hearts Group and recently joined the Breeders Greeters with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.


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2009 Alanna McAuley Seattle, WA arm75@hoyamail.georgetown.edu From the Advancement Office: Layne French graduated from the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin with a B.S. in Geosystems Engineering and Hydrogeology in May. Following a summer internship with Alta Mesa Holdings in Houston, Layne will commence the M.S. program in Petroleum Engineering at LSU’s Craft & Hawkins School focusing on reservoir engineering and enhanced oil recovery.

2010 Evan Henke Dallas, Texas ehenke@mail.smu.edu Virginia Albert will be graduating this May from The University of Texas at Austin with a B.S. in advertising and a business minor. Upon graduation, she is hoping to move to New York City, Chicago or back to Houston and work for an advertising agency doing account management (dealing with clients - think Pete Campbell from Mad Men). This fall, she is interning as an account service at an advertising agency in Austin called nFusion, whose clients include Samsung, Sandisk and other technology companies in Austin. While at UT she has been involved on campus holding officer positions within her sorority Alpha Phi, currently serving as the assistant copy editor for the UT yearbook. Hilary Cohen plans to graduate from Georgetown in May with a degree in Philosophy and Psychology. She spent the summer as an analyst at Goldman Sachs in New York. Next fall, she is moving to San Francisco to work as a business analyst for McKinsey & Company. Liz Gomez will be graduating in May with a Sociology Degree from Johns Hopkins University. This past summer she worked as an assistant to the Community Impact Internship Program on Hopkins campus and an adventure trip leader in Colorado! She is super excited for the future to see what ends up happening but is pursuing jobs in social and environmental justice, education and coaching/consulting. Evan Henke is graduating from Southern Methodist University in May with a Bachelor’s of Music degree in Vocal Performance with a minor in Musical Theatre. Evan has had a wonderful four years on The Hilltop and has been featured in numerous performances with the Meadows Opera Theatre. He recently returned from studying abroad in Germany through the SMU in Weimar program where he studied history, German and conducting. Currently, Evan serves as a Student Foundation Ambassador and as the Student Assistant to the Dean of the Meadows School of the Arts.

Abbey Hickman graduated in three years summa cum laude from Berklee College of Music and is now working at Walker Music Supervision Company in Portland, Oregon. She is writing original music and finding “the perfect song” for movies, commercials and television shows. She also writes and records her own music on the side. She loves the fresh northwest air and not having a car but is missing her family in Texas! She also hopes to see everyone at SXSW this year! Tony Knapp is currently at Connecticut College, where he is majoring in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics. In addition to that, he is the Technical Director for most Student Theater/Dance productions and works at the school’s Theater as Technical Assistant, which is the highest job a student can attain hanging lights and building sets at Connecticut College. He is also a student in the Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology, where he further pursues his Theatrical Production interests. Lauren Krell loves senior year at the University of Texas at Austin. Other than school, she is working with her sorority, Delta Gamma, as well as the pre-medical societies on campus. She will be applying to medical school this upcoming May. Taylor Mattingly will be graduating from Vanderbilt University and is going to be working for Deloitte in its consulting practice in Houston. He is very excited to already have a job! Currently he is the Chairman of Vandy Fanatics, an organization promoting school spirit on campus, this year, which has been a blast. Mia Nishikawa has studied economics and continued with her piano studies while attending Yale University. Freshman year, she won the William Waite Concerto Competition, a college-wide, all-instrument competition, which resulted in a solo performance with the Yale Symphony Orchestra. On campus, she has been actively involved in women’s leadership and community service; she currently heads a group that teaches music lessons to underprivileged elementary students in the New Haven area. After graduation, she will be working at Goldman Sachs in New York City. Sahil Patel is the Editor-in-Chief of the newspaper at Washington University in St. Louis and plans on graduating in May. Melanie Rosin is graduating from Southern Methodist University with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration in Accounting with University Honors in December 2013. Following graduation, Melanie will work in Ernst & Young’s Houston office before beginning law school in fall 2014. Grace Ann Watson is in her last year at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has a lot going on. Over the course of the past year she has been working on starting a small business called Tarradiddle. She has participated in three school art fairs. She was also selected to participate in Street Food Artistry Fest, a Chicago arts and food festival, in August of this past summer. She is currently working with her Advanced Fibers class on

their gallery show opening in December. She is also beginning work on her piece that will be displayed for the 2013 BFA exhibition next spring. In conjunction with this, she is currently an intern at the Jenny Yoo collection, where she is in charge of the window displays for both fall and winter. Grant Wilder graduated last June from the University of Chicago with degrees in statistics and geophysical sciences and now works at the RAND Corporation in Washington, DC.

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Massachusetts at the Holy Hill Show Stable. The team is hoping to make it zones in April. Congratulations to Greg Martinez for winning the 2013-14 Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA)/LaserPerformance Singlehanded National Championship this month! Greg is a member of the Georgetown sailing team and competed against the top 18 singlehanded sailors in the nation. Hope everyone continues to have a great year!

2011 Avery Geisler St. Louis, Missouri aag459@gmail.com Harry Hantel New York, New York hhantel@gmail.com

2012 Kirby Gilbert Elon, North Carolina kirbycgilbert@gmail.com The class of 2012 has survived freshman year and is now on to excelling in our second year of college. Andres Pineda is very involved at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. In between studying and enjoying the Florida weather, Andres is an active member of the sailing team. Last spring he was named the MVP of the team and next fall he will take over as captain; the Rollins sailing team just placed eighth in the Southern Division Regatta. Andres is also the president of the scuba club. Over fall break, he planned a trip to the Bahamas where the scuba club got to experience some of the best snorkel and scuba sports. He is also the sustainability coordinator and works to promote environmentally friendly practices on campus. Mia Fredricks is pursuing her passion of public relations and marketing through a job with the Houston Texans where she serves a media runner. She hopes to work in sports PR so this job is a great way for her to get involved! She also dedicates a lot of her time to the Texas Hillel, a Jewish student organization at the University of Texas. Mia is a part of the five-person student executive cabinet of Hillel and this semester worked to create its first marketing committee. As marketing chair, she is in charge of promoting all of the events and Shabbat dinners. Mary Grace Grieco is keeping busy during her sophomore year at Boston University. Mary Grace is an International Relations and Economics major with an art history minor. She is also a part of the BU equestrian team, which is currently the high point team in their region. This fall season the team has had horse shows every weekend from September to November. The team practices in Hanover,

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Birth Announcements Baron Kai Thiessen, March 22, 2013 Mark Thiessen ’96 and wife Kendra

Michael Arman “Mav” Vela, July 20, 2013 Layla Zafarnia Vela ’98 and husband Kevin

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James Prentis Wood, May 23, 2013 Kimberly Keeney Wood ’06 and husband Jacob

Lois Kennedy Canion, July 22, 2013 Sarah Jane Sengelmann Canion ’99 and husband Ross ’98

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Tyler Josiah Keeney, May 25, 2013 Randy Keeney ’99 and wife Brooke

William Ranald McGregor, July 24, 2013 Courtney Wilson McGregor ’99 and husband Hamish

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Grant Scott Ainsworth, May 28, 2013 Suzanne Tett Ainsworth ’92 and husband James

Sadie Ava Adler, July 26, 2013 Debbie Blumberg ’96 and husband Jonathan Adler

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Charlotte Elizabeth Baldwin and Emma Grace Baldwin, June 14, 2013 Matt Baldwin ’03 and wife Megan

Demi Grace Farrior and Marli Dane Farrior, July 30, 2013 Iman Houston Farrior ’01 and husband James

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Sadie Elizabeth Reichman, June 20, 2013 Natalie Nathan Reichman ’91 and husband Gavin ...................................... Niobe Annette Zink, June 20, 2013 Toni Williams Zink ’99 and husband Adrian ...................................... John “Holt” Stanton, June 26, 2013 Bob Stanton ’89 and wife Katie ...................................... Charlotte Marie Nikodem, July 9, 2013 Bridget Murphy Nikodem ’97 and husband Greg ...................................... Ashton Samuel Fair, July 12, 2013 Walker Fair ’00 and wife Jessica ...................................... Olivia Louise Verly, July 13, 2013 Nancy Franklin Verly ’02 and husband Thomas ...................................... Willie James Cloud, July 15, 2013 Carvana Hicks Cloud ’95 and husband Willie ......................................

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John Caperton “Payton” White III, August 3, 2013 Traci Thompson White ’00 and husband Caperton ...................................... Molly Marnie Cook, August 9, 2013 Connor Cook ’99 and wife Melissa ...................................... Avery Nicole Sirmons, August 19, 2013 Kevin Sirmons ’92 and wife Cindy ...................................... Allison Michelle Ansari, September 2, 2013 Lisa Tapick Ansari ’96 and husband Amir ...................................... Paul Albert “Paulie” Romano Jr., September 4, 2013 Paul Romano ’89 and wife Laura ...................................... Andreas Armin Allen, September 11, 2013 Stefy Palandjoglou Allen ’00 and husband Thomas ...................................... Ethan Brandon Regan, September 12, 2013 Kate Whaling Regan ’06 and husband Andrew ......................................


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Robert Lee “Bo” Stillwell III, September 17, 2013 Bobby Stillwell ’96 and wife Alex

Annie Catherine McInnes, October 30, 2013 John McInnes ’98 and wife Deborah

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Isla Elizabeth Shannon, September 18, 2013 Chris Shannon ’99 and wife Lacey

Julia “Grace” Philp, October 30, 2013 Julie Barrett Philp ’95 and husband Brad

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Abigail Parker Van de Braak, September 20, 2013 Michelle Smulders Van de Braak ’93 and husband Freek

Davis Henry Springmeyer, October 30, 2013 Reid Springmeyer ’02 and wife Lyndsy Beth

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Tyler Bering Graf, September 25, 2013 Kathleen Dunwoody Graf ’95 and husband Chris ’94

Robert Carson “Bobby” Wilson V, October 31, 2013 Carson Wilson ’98 and wife Lindsey

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Caroline Elizabeth Cyphers, October 4, 2013 Sarah Lents Cyphers ’99 and husband Thomas

Henry Herrick Cannon, November 5, 2013 Catherine Lewis Cannon ’97 and husband Alex

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Alexandra Elizabeth Lemus, October 7, 2013 Robert Lemus ’95 and wife Laura

Sawyer Charles Day, November 5, 2013 Nick Day ’07 and wife Caroline

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Milly Elizabeth Dodson, October 10, 2013 Carolyn Martin Dodson ’99 and husband Chris

Charlotte Elisabeth Lyman, November 8, 2013 David Lyman ’99 and wife Cathryn

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William “George” Meyer, October 12, 2013 Dan Meyer ’00 and wife Neal

Kimberly Blye Bowden, November 12, 2013 Brandt Bowden ’96 and wife Mary Kay

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Campbell Hayes Van Steenburgh, October 16, 2013 Katherine Campbell Van Steenburgh ’01 and husband Philip

Beau Stuart Dickerson, November 13, 2013 Shaun Hopson Dickerson ’00 and husband Wesley

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Juliette Avery Jones, October 21, 2013 Ran Jones ’98 and wife Cristina

Blake Ivy Wise, November 16, 2013 Jeffrey Wise ’99 and wife Brooke

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David Joseph Silva, October 22, 2013 Michael Silva ’94 and wife Jessica

Sebastian Jack Short, November 18, 2013 Michael Short ’03 and wife Ana

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Augustine Samuel Hogan, October 26, 2013 Margot Fried Hogan ’98 and husband Brett ’93

Thomas Louis SoRelle, November 25, 2013 Andrew SoRelle ’96 (fs) and wife Sylvie

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Share your milestone events with us! Please send them to Advancement Associate Laura Renaud at laura.renaud@kinkaid.org.

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Weddings Anna Rogers ’05 & Charlie Schwartzel March 2, 2013

Tiffany Bunch & Leon Green ’00 August 16, 2013

Leslie Frankel ’03 & Gary Wiener October 26, 2013

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Lindsay Green ’98 & Sam Wallace March 23, 2013

Audrey Barrett ’99 & Patrick Bixler August 17, 2013

Kate McCormick ’01 & Andy Heinzer October 26, 2013

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Meagan Voigt ’01 & Bradford Eure May 11, 2013

Andrea Kirshner & Kevin Falik ’04 August 17, 2013

Caroline Poarch ’00 & David Burgert November 2, 2013

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Jennifer Matlock & Travis Fite ’99 May 18, 2013

Cabell Walker ’01 & David Wood ’01 August 24, 2013

Christina Upchurch ’03 & Andrew Zimmer November 2, 2013

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Elizabeth Jennings ’89 & David Mackie May 25, 2013

Jenny Field ’99 & Chris Wassmer August 31, 2013

Lisa Sun ’06 & Bill Jarmuz November 9, 2013

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Sarah Grabois ’04 & David Tarai June 1, 2013

Braden Jarnagin & Adam Spalding ’02 September 14, 2013

Tracy Gerger ’08 & Mark Leiman November 10, 2013

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Erin McCrary & Andrew Dipaolo ’00 June 22, 2013

Callie Parker ’95 & Kyle Bradford September 28, 2013

Elizabeth Gonda & Bailey Pouns ’04 November 16, 2013

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Leslie Green ’04 & Brad Wray June 29, 2013

Liz Campbell ’05 & Will Pagani September 29, 2013

Katina Pappas ’01 & Nick Dermatas November 16, 2013

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Christine Kesler & Sam Beall ’00 July 5, 2013

Mimi Sapp & Zachry Brown ’02 October 12, 2013

Katheryne Win ’96 & Jeff DeLucia November 16, 2013

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Erika Palant & Clay Schwartz ’03 July 6, 2013

Lori Donalson & Alex Agrons ’07 October 12, 2013

Erin Huddleston & Michael Atmar ’09 November 23, 2013

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Margaux Black & Tommy Gray ’06 July 13, 2013

Julia Goldstein & John Roff ’06 October 12, 2013

Sarah-Jane Kelly & Jack Peden ’05 November 30, 2013

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Lauren Manford ’00 & Kyle Gauthreaux July 13, 2013

Sarah Hamadanian & Christopher Ebrahimi ’01 October 12, 2013

Lyndsay Stocker & Matt Pennebaker ’04 November 30, 2013

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Anne Tropoli ’03 & Walker Kahle August 3, 2013

Courtland Crosswell ’05 & John McBroom October 26, 2013

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Callie Parker Bradford ‘95 and husband Kyle

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Meredith Hopson Beaupre ‘98, Kate Godbout, Amy Parker Beeson ‘98, Meredith Leachman Smith ‘98, Linsday Green Wallace ‘98, Liz Riddle Anders ‘98, Katie Austin ‘98, Kathy Fernandez and Layla Zafarnia Vela ‘98

Braden and Adam Spalding ’02 at their wedding in Aspen

Meagan Voigt Eure ‘01 with bridesmaids, including Merideth Maynard Richards ‘01, Hayley Dickson ‘01, MaryAnn Voigt Laconte ‘99, Wilhelmina Hudson ‘01, Alma Gomez ‘01, Jennifer Shalamanov ‘01 and Caroline Lents ‘01

Patrick and Audrey Barrett Bixler ‘99

Courtland Crosswell McBroom ‘05 with husband John and parents

Jennifer and Travis Fite ‘99

Erika and Clay Schwartz ‘03

Zachry Brown ‘02 and wife Mimi

Matt Pennebaker ‘04 and wife Lyndsay with their bridesmaids and groomsmen, including Pierce Bush ‘04, J Hover ‘04, John Bell ‘04, Daniel Romero ‘04 and Bobby Matthews ‘00

Christine and Samuel Beall ‘01 with their siblings, including Samuel’s sister Anna Beall ‘03 and brother Charles Beall ‘06 (both right of groom)

Elizabeth Campbell Pagani ‘05 and husband Will with their wedding party, including Elizabeth’s brother Robert Campbell ‘03 (third from left) and his wife Claire Smyser ‘03 (second from left)

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In Memory Kathleen “Kathy” Louise Carson ’67 passed away on May 2. Kathy earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1971. Her unwavering sense of humor always brought smiles and chuckles to those around her, and her penchant for the pursuit of education encouraged a desire for knowledge in her family. Kathy is survived by her brother Charlie Carson ’65 and her sisters, Susan Huffman and Nancy Conley.

Barbara Golding Kimbrough ’40 passed away on May 22 at home in Haskell, Texas. Barbara attended Rice University and Marymount Manhattan College in New York City. At 18, she married the great love of her life John and moved back to his hometown of Haskell, which was her home for the rest of her life. One of Barbara’s favorite things to do was assisting women find “just the perfect garment” at Lane-Felker for many years. She always had such a wonderful sense of style and loved to share. Her greatest triumph was surviving Type I Diabetes from the age of nine years old, earning her a 75-year Medal of Honor from Joslin Diabetes Clinic of Boston, MA. Her life is a light to anyone battling the disease. Barbara is survived by her son John Dudley, her daughter Bobby Wiseman, her brother Frederick Golding and many grandchildren.

Dr. John R. Moroney ’56 died on June 13. Dr. Moroney earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and natural science from Southern Methodist University and a Ph.D. in economics from Duke University. He had a 48-year career as an economics professor at Florida State University, Michigan State University, Tulane University and most recently Texas A&M University. Dr. Moroney’s work was published in numerous professional journals and books, and he also wrote more than a dozen books focused on the economics of natural resources and energy, economic theory and international economic trends. Dr. Moroney began every class with a joke, and he was able to lighten the heavy load of economics for his students. He is survived by his wife Carmen; his children John, Steve, Michael and Helen; his brothers Albert and Bobby; and numerous grandchildren.

Peter Carlyle Elliott ’63 passed away June 28. Peter attended USC to play golf, where he also walked on to the football team as a split end. He finished his bachelor’s degree at the University of Texas at Austin and later earned advanced degrees in English and Creative Writing. Peter worked as a sportswriter for the Boston Globe and a stringer for Sports Illustrated, and he was a lifelong aspiring novelist and voracious reader of literature. His service in the Vietnam War affected him deeply and colored much of his writing. Peter was also a builder and a chef. He is survived by his son Jackson, sister Candace and many loving friends.

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Former Upper School Spanish teacher John Bailey Victery, Jr. passed away on June 28. John graduated from Rice University and went on to become an international insurance executive after college. After years in this career, John decided to pursue a career in education at Kinkaid from 1972-1987.

Thomas Watt Gregory III ’50 passed away on August 1. Thomas is survived by his wife Shelby, his daughter Kathryn and his brother Sharon Gregory ’53.

Andrew “Andy” Currie SoRelle III ’64 (fs) passed away on August 2. Andy was born in Houston and was a lover of the great outdoors, especially the Rocky Mountains and the Hill Country of Texas. He loved classical music and was a prodigious reader. Andy is survived by his wife Gabrielle Girard and his sons, whom he affectionately called “the Brothers”, Andrew SoRelle ’96 (fs), Robert SoRelle ’99 (fs), Daniel SoRelle ’02 (fs) and Michael SoRelle.

Betty Wilkerson passed away on August 21. Betty worked at Kinkaid from 1974 to 1993. She worked on PBX and mailing, worked in the school store, added insurance administration to her duties and eventually became an accounts receivable bookkeeper in the business office. Betty was a dedicated, generous person. She is survived by her daughter Marvel Wilkerson Layman ’78.

Raymond Monroe Hill ’42 (fs) passed away on August 26. Raymond was born in Houston and was proud to be a fourth generation Texan and a Son of the Republic of Texas. He attended Texas A&M University and Rice University before joining the Navy to serve his country during World War II. After the war, Raymond continued his education at the University of Houston and received a law degree. He spent most of his working life practicing law from his own firm, Raymond M. Hill and Associates. Raymond was a visionary leader in the community and helped to create and organize many noteworthy organizations. Raymond is survived by his wife of 62 years, Jerauld (Jerry) May Lollar Hill ’49; two children, Verlinde Doubleday and Benjamin Hill; and thirteen grandchildren, including George Doubleday ’05.


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Anne Farish ’47 (fs) passed away on September 4. She was a devoted mother and grandmother, known for her elegance, style and independence. Anne attended Wellesley College in Massachusetts for one year and later attended the University of Texas at Austin. Anne raised her children in Aspen, Colorado, and enjoyed the mountain lifestyle, with the natural beauty of the outdoors and lots of opportunity for active recreation, especially skiing. She gradually spent more time back in Houston to be closer to family and friends. Anne is survived by her three children, Stephen, George and Martha. She is also survived by her seven grandchildren, including Christina Oti ’16.

Diane McKinnon ’81 passed away on September 13 at home in Austin surrounded by her loving family and friends. A graduate of The University of Virginia at Charlottesville and The Parsons School of Design in New York City, Diane enjoyed a successful and creative career in film production, media and advertising. Diane embraced her life and friends to the fullest. Her curiosity was boundless and her sense of humor was a joy to us all. A long time executive at Sicola Martin in Austin, Diane recently joined the marketing team at AMD in 2012. Diane is survived by her mother Jan, her sister Caroline and her brother Douglas McKinnon ’77.

Catherine Belt Jacob MacLaughlin ’63 (fs) passed away on October 14. Catherine received her Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from The University of Texas at Austin and went on to earn a Master of Arts in English at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a degree from Georgetown University Law School. She studied theology at St. Thomas University and earned a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from Our Lady of the Lake University. Catherine’s professional careers included serving as an English teacher, a lawyer in the Texas Attorney General’s office, a stockbroker with Underwood Neuhaus, an advising specialist at Austin Community College and an academic advisor at The University of Texas School of Nursing. In 2001, she joined St. John the Forerunner Antiochian Orthodox Church, and in 2011, she was tonsured as a nun at the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ Monastery in Kemp, Texas.

Edgar Odell Lovett II ’75 (fs) passed away on October 29. He graduated from Rice University and South Texas College of Law. He was the consummate fisherman, and with expertise and encouragement, he introduced his son and many friends to the joys of fishing and life outdoors. Possessed of a kind, nurturing and gentle heart and a magnificent sense of humor, he was a friend and caregiver for many, both young and old. Edgar was a member of Palmer Memorial

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Episcopal Church, the Bayou Club, The Mansfield Club, Allegro and the Paul Jones Dance Club. He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Pamela Ann House Lovett; his children, Julia Lovett ’07 and Gar Lovett ’11; his sisters, Eliza Lovett Randall ’50 (fs) and Mary Hale Lovett McLean ’53 (fs); his brother, Henry Malcolm Lovett, Jr. ’62 (fs); and nieces and nephews, including Martha Randall Galbraith ’71 (fs), Laura Randall Bacon ’74, Helen Wicks Randall ’79 (fs), Edward Randall IV ’88 (fs), Mary Eliza Lovett Shaper ’88 and Kate Lovett Searls ’93.

Ann Tharp Clifford ’54 passed away on November 10 at the age of 76. Ann was the Director of the Pasadena Public Library System and a member of the Better Business & Professional Women’s Club, The Downtown Club (a women’s professional club) and the Houston Choral Society. Ann was preceded in death by her mother Ann Tharp Clifford, who was the longtime Kinkaid Upper School English teacher. Both Ann and her mother loved Kinkaid dearly. She is survived by her cousins in North Carolina.

Betty Palmer Bosworth Neuhaus ’38 (fs) died peacefully on November 24. A third generation Houstonian, Betty also attended Rosemary Hall and Finch College. She was a member of Palmer Memorial Church and St. John the Divine. For years she was actively involved in the Junior League and the River Oaks Garden Club. One of the Founders and a Lifetime Trustee of the Neuhaus Education Center, Betty spent over 30 years helping make the Center what it is today: a nationally recognized, professional development institution dedicated to literacy in the United States. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Oscar Neuhaus and her siblings, Rosalie Bosworth Ulmer and Laurence S. Bosworth Jr. ’42 (fs). She is survived by her sons Bill Neuhaus, Larry Neuhaus ’65 (fs) and Edward Neuhaus.

George Baker Meyer II ’49 (fs) passed away on November 28 at the age of 80. A native Houstonian, George graduated from Middlesex School in Concord, Massachusetts, and went on to attend The University of Texas. Following his formal education, he became involved in the family business that developed the Meyerland Subdivision and the Meyerland Shopping Center. He had been a member of the Forest Club, The Houston Club, Holland Lodge No. 1 and the York and Scottish Masonic Rites. He and his wife Connie volunteered together to serve in an effort to provide comfort to those under the care of the Houston Hospice next door to the family home where George was raised. He is survived by his wife Connie Meyer, his children, grandchildren and by more friends than could be counted.

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Help Us! We do not have current mailing addresses for several Kinkaid alumni, and we wish we did. If you know where they are, please let us know or ask them to contact us so that we can continue to send the Kinkaid Magazine. Please send address updates (both regular mail and email) to alumni@kinkaid.org or The Kinkaid School Attn: Address Updates 201 Kinkaid School Dr. Houston, TX 77024 Thank you for helping the Kinkaid community stay in touch! Walter Mengden ‘45 Chaille Kelly ‘50 Eileen Buckley ‘52 Robin McCorquodale ‘52 Charles Brown ‘55 Harriet Freeman ‘56 Glenn Keightley ‘57 John Webb ‘58 Paul Wright ‘58 Mossy Ligon ‘59 Donald Griswold ‘60 Carol Wolf ‘60 John Edwards ‘61 Robert Mott-Smith ‘61 David Elliott ‘62 Michael Kelly ‘62 Hattie Parker ‘62 Mary Ann Brauer ‘63 Gini Hoskins ‘64 Victoria Lempicka ‘64 Nancy Cooper ‘65 David Boldrick ‘66 Maria Klein ‘66 Marty O’Dowd ‘67 Stewart Simonds ‘67 Bill Van Zandt ‘67 Darcy Forman ‘68 Bert Smith ‘68 Marty Dukler ‘69 Tom Falik ‘69 Debbie Oldigs ‘69 Karen Rounds ‘69 Marianne Tatum ‘69 Alba Warren ‘69 Cindy Brown ‘70 Cary Gates ‘70 Bill Happel ‘70 Jim Knight ‘70 Bruce Maltz ‘70 Bill Paull ‘70 Erin Randall-Orgel ‘70 Kimmey Norris ‘71 Frank Pardue ‘71 Tracy Barr ‘72 Catherine Penn ‘72 Mary Still ‘72 Margaret Suman ‘72 Franci Williamson ‘72 Jack McKinley ‘73 Liz Weiman ‘73 Karelyn Siegler ‘74 Russell Yang ‘74 John Fichter ‘75 Jane Sharp ‘75 David Cutherell ‘76 Kathy Davison ‘76 J. Cavanaugh O’Leary ‘76 Jimmy Stroope ‘76 Kari Bennett ‘77 58

Irene Herring ‘78 Mike Littman ‘78 Billy Marlin ‘78 John Nahas ‘78 Wes Pullen ‘79 Harry Sturges ‘79 Paula Welder ‘79 Thomas Biggs ‘80 Cathy Echols ‘80 Penny Hornsby ‘81 Molly Lang ‘81 Jane Scott ‘81 Tom Thurlow ‘81 Jonathan Cooper ‘82 Nolen Dale ‘82 Tom Eager ‘82 Elizabeth Franzen ‘82 Dewey Gaedcke ‘82 Brig Jones ‘82 Steve Magers ‘82 Teofilo Masera ‘82 Russell Deakin ‘83 Karen Haddock ‘83 Karen Horst ‘83 Chris Lemus ‘83 Ian Neath ‘83 Trey Schwarz ‘83 David Terry ‘83 Drew Trapnell ‘83 Kendyl Truettner ‘83 Trey Beathard ‘84 Elizabeth Junginger ‘84 Rebecca Leach ‘84 Teddy Turner ‘84 Ed Hardin ‘85 Tod Heesch ‘85 Lisa Krueger ‘85 Renee Lafair ‘85 Glenn Lucke ‘85 Andrew Neblett ‘85 Robby Noll ‘85 David Spell ‘85 Sergio Amelio ‘86 Elizabeth Cruse ‘86 Beverly Gaucher ‘86 Jordan Matthews ‘86 Margaret Neblett ‘86 Tim Sparks ‘86 Courtney Tuttle ‘86 Michael Yao ‘86 Richard Cross ‘87 Dan Cummins ‘87 Rock Dawson ‘87 Stephen Eubank ‘87 Shea Friedland ‘87 David Goodman ‘87 Leila Grooms ‘87 Kendall Massey ‘87 Heather Powers ‘87

Scott Shapiro ‘87 Brent Bechtol ‘88 John Burke ‘88 Negin Ewald ‘88 Christy Hardin-McCray ‘88 Drew Marye ‘88 Erin Street ‘88 Tiffanie Cozean ‘89 Tricia Hurley ‘89 James Land ‘89 Hillary Millikin ‘89 Kathleen Bader ‘90 Ray Biggers ‘90 Aimee Cronfel ‘90 Bryan Dehan ‘90 Michael Dowhan ‘90 Dirk Eller ‘90 Patty Russell ‘90 Justin Shrader ‘90 Stephen Spivey ‘90 Joe Wolf ‘90 Christina Brinker ‘91 Katina Johnson ‘91 Walker Peacock ‘91 Sinem Szygenda ‘91 Elizabeth Amelop ‘92 Ray Evans ‘92 Kerry Krasts ‘92 Nicole McPike ‘92 Tom Reddick ‘92 Drew Thomas ‘92 Sirin Torpis ‘92 Steven Wheelock ‘92 Philip Willcox ‘92 Benson Chee ‘93 Stacey Kayem ‘93 Catherine McDonald ‘93 Courtney Munch ‘93 Bill Burns ‘94 William Cruse ‘94 Leigh Granite ‘94 Christine Lawhon-James ‘94 Mercedes Lorenzo ‘94 Paul Milton ‘94 Anjali Nigam ‘94 Courtney Plummer ‘94 Kim Polo ‘94 Patrick Willcox ‘94 Kathy Yoder ‘94 D.J. Banks ‘95 Elizabeth Connors ‘95 Mindy Fein ‘95 Artie Johnson ‘95 Jennifer Lacy ‘95 Blake Swanson ‘95 Sarah Swigert ‘95 John Bubb ‘96 Kelly Cooper ‘96 Lindsay Creedon ‘96

Katheryne DeLucia ‘96 Courtney Gillespie ‘96 Laura Greenwood ‘96 Michael Hornsby ‘96 Carolina Lorenzo ‘96 Rod Pellenberg ‘96 Cullen Powell ‘96 Frank Reddick ‘96 Griff Steitz ‘96 Caitlin Steitz ‘96 Amber Watters ‘96 Matthew Andrus ‘97 Farzad Azimpoor ‘97 Brooke Barer ‘97 Austin Burger ‘97 Leah Burke ‘97 Stephen Carr ‘97 Gigi Desselle ‘97 Clay Erwin ‘97 Nadine Ferber ‘97 Kevin Gallagher ‘97 Kian Granmayeh ‘97 Heather Harrison ‘97 Margo Harrison ‘97 Eloise Holland ‘97 Reagan Hood ‘97 Christopher Pappas ‘97 Lila Sharifian ‘97 Ginger Strickland ‘97 Lindsay Sturm ‘97 Ashley Vischak ‘97 Rodney Williams ‘97 Amy Williams ‘97 Justin Campbell ‘98 Matthew Chambers ‘98 Camella Clements ‘98 Wylie Garcia ‘98 Brooke Hutson ‘98 Steven Kaplan ‘98 Matthew Oliver ‘98 Stuart Rench ‘98 Briony Schnee ‘98 Keren Schultz ‘98 Greg Tenenbown ‘98 Travis Walne ‘98 Ted Wu ‘98 Audrey Bixler ‘99 Ryan Collins ‘99 Chelsea Dreyer ‘99 Carl Morgan ‘99 Tricia Murray ‘99 Billy O’Neil ‘99 Katya Ossikine ‘99 Ashley Perdue ‘99 Kara Peterson ‘99 Meggie Sramek ‘99 Jay Thomas ‘99 Sam Beall ‘00 Alex Carrell ‘00 Chris Creel ‘00 Jennifer Griffith ‘00 Jordan Harrison ‘00 Jeff Kamrath ‘00 Mike Lombardino ‘00 Kevin Madigan ‘00 Mary Rambin ‘00 Tara Ravichandran ‘00 Nick Schneider ‘00 Kathryn Sharkey de Solis ‘00 Sunil Sheth ‘00 Eve Smith ‘00 Matt Stalcup ‘00 David Thomas ‘00 Annie Tompkins ‘00

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From the Headmaster

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hen I first visited Kinkaid in the summer of 2012, it seemed to me that Kinkaid was committed to the whole child and to balanced growth in all-educational endeavors. Having not actually witnessed the School in action, however, I had to “wait and see.” Now, after having the pleasure of serving as Kinkaid’s headmaster for six months, I can proudly assert from first-hand knowledge that our school is truly committed to excellence in all areas: academics, fine arts, athletics and character development. The campus is truly alive with activity, and each week brings a fresh Headmaster Andy Martire with first grade super readers slate of athletic contests, visual and performing arts events and special programs. For example, we are fortunate to have an outstanding group of outside speakers come to Kinkaid each school year. Already this fall, Rice University Professor and presidential historian Douglas Brinkley mesmerized the audience with tales of Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt, and author Robert Edsel, who penned Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History, received a standing ovation in Upper School assembly for his captivating presentation on stolen artwork during World War II. While visiting speakers may serve as high-profile exemplars of Irish poet’s William Yeats’s expression, “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire,” Kinkaid faculty members perform similar feats on a daily basis. As you may have heard me say already—People make a school special—and our faculty are creating an environment in which that proverbial spark is lit in any number of ways. A Middle School teacher recently commented, “I feel like we are on the tip of an iceberg as educators and that the dissemination of information is changing exponentially!” To her point, under the creative direction of our teachers, our… •

PreK students are using QR codes to create interactive messages for their parents on the bulletin board during open house and parent conferences.

First grader super readers are learning to read past difficulty when they confront difficult words in their reading with their super power strategies.

Sixth grade mathematicians are working on a stock market project in which each group is an investment company competing for the highest profit made from investing in stocks from the NYSE or NASDAQ markets. (Perhaps the winning team could manage a portion of the Kinkaid endowment!)

Eighth grade historians reenacted the Constitutional Convention, taking on the personas of the delegates to the actual convention and debating issues of representation, taxation and the Electoral College.

Upper School computer science students can take an iPhone programming course and have access to a “Fab-Lab” that contains a Maker-Bot (desktop 3-D printer) and a laser cutter.

All Upper School technical theater classes have completed and critiqued a project-based learning experience called the “perfect cube,” in which students created a cube 6” on each side using materials found in the shop with accuracy to 1/16”

As you reflect upon your educational career, who was the person—or people—who lit your educational fire? I was fortunate to have many superb teachers as I was growing up. John Patterson, my sixth grade teacher at Calvert School, made geography come alive through his weekly slide shows of lands far and near. I could not wait to see the pictures from week to week and hear Mr. Patterson’s vivid first-hand descriptions! In my 11th grade United States history class at Gilman School, teacher Mercer Neale had us re-enact the famous duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr (sans bullets, of course!) and then took the class to Gettysburg so we could walk in the footsteps of Pickett’s Charge and see the topography of that seminal Civil War battle. People make schools special, and we are fortunate at Kinkaid to have teachers who kindle students’ passions and help them reach their greatest potentials. On behalf of all Kinkaid employees, I wish you and your family a joyous, prosperous, and safe new year!

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REUNI ON WEEKEND 2014 APRIL 4 & 5

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

April 4

April 5

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

Reunion Classes Welcome Reception 6:00 – 6:45 p.m.

Alumni Open House & Picnic 11:30 – 2:00 p.m.

Presentation of Distinguished Alumni Awards 7:00 p.m.

Individual Class Parties Saturday Night

Cocktail Reception to Follow See Reunion invitation (coming soon to your mailbox) for more details! For more information, please visit www.kinkaid.org/reunionweekend

REUNION PLANNING COMMITTEES 1964 Claire Andreae Murray 1974 Maudie Overton Beard Mark Breeding Pat Frede Holly Hibbert Melissa Lyon Johnson Jay Manning 1979 Kathy Cullen McCord Susie Peake Ellen Weingarten Wagnon

1984 Shayna Goldstein Andrews Virginia Mary Thompson Brown Matt Deal Courtnay Tartt Elias Wendy Cochran Fatjo Tod Greenwood Carlos Hamilton Peter Shaper Jana Davis Wells

1994 Ellie Bullard Essalih Courtney Domercq Daily Meg Malone Leslie Ladin Strauss

1989 Webb Jennings Elizabeth Oxford Pagan Jason Peters Katherine Ginzburg Treistman Walter Weathers

2004 Jordan Allison Bailey Thomas Haidamous Brian Kaplan Whitney Rape

1999 Catherine Goble Alexandra Lacy Liz Evans Mann

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