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Letter to Contents the Editor

Headmaster’s Report .................................................................................. 5 Tribute to G. Frederick “Fritz” Zeller, Jr. ’47 ................................................ 6

Dear Mrs. Barone, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the wonderful, informative paragraph that was written about our daughter, Ashley Takacs ’06, in the Class Notes section of your winter 2009 publication. As parents, we always enjoy reading about the students’ current endeavors in this section. It brings back fond memories of the time Ashley and her classmates spent at Nichols as we recall the various students. I’m sure you have heard this many times before, but we truly believe that the high degree of success that Ashley is achieving at UPenn is due in large part to the impressive education she received while at Nichols. Beginning in January 2009, Ashley continues to pursue another one of her passions by writing a weekly column for the Daily Pennsylvanian, the college newspaper. It appears most Wednesdays and is appropriately titled “Ash Wednesday.” I have enclosed a few of her articles. Perhaps some of her former teachers at Nichols would enjoy reading them. Sincerely, Linda & Richard Takacs

Dear Linda and Richard, We appreciate your note and the thoughtful words about how well Nichols prepared your daughter! I passed along Ashley’s articles to the faculty and staff. Everyone enjoyed reading them, particularly her former teachers Mr. Moscov and Dr. Rosenblum. Thank you for sharing!

2009 Cum Laude Inductees ..................................................................... 10 Farewell to Five Faculty and Staff Members ................................................... 11 Peter Gow ’68 Shares Insight on New Guiding Principles for Schools ....... 12 2008-2009 Alumni Survey Results ........................................................... 14 Sports Focus – Boys Tennis ........................................................................ 16 Winter 2008-2009 Athletics Recap ........................................................... 18 Spring 2009 Athletics Recap ................................................................... 19 Celebrating 100 Years of Hockey .............................................................. 20 Hockey Updates ...................................................................................... 25 Alumni Event – NYC ................................................................................. 26 John Henderson Wray ’89 Returns to Share Story .................................... 29 The 2009 Lucy and Sherman J. Maisel ’35 General Information Test .......................................................................... 30 Animals Bring Earth Day to Life ............................................................... 34 After Nichols – Rosemary Maggiore ’88 .................................................. 35 Tony Horwitz Visits for Prince Lecture ......................................................... 36 Chinese-American Author, Ji-li Jiang, Visits Nichols ................................. 37 “The Soaring Fifth Grade“ Poem ..............................................................37 Alumni Event – Chicago ........................................................................... 38 2009 Derby Day Auction .......................................................................... 40

Best, Nina Barone

Increasing our Community Service Efforts .............................................. 42

Corrections & Clarifications

Alumni Event – San Francisco .................................................................. 45

In the article about author Linda Sue Park, the caption of the photo featuring a student with her kite should have read: Aubrey Borgesi ’16 poses with her handmade kite. We apologize for any confusion this caused.

Alumni Event – Palo Alto .......................................................................... 44

Alumni Event – Santa Monica .................................................................. 46 In Memoriam ............................................................................................ 47 Class Notes .............................................................................................. 49 Faculty Profile – Thomas Michaud ............................................................ 55

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