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North Shore Country Day School • Spring/Summer 2013

RE F L E C T I ON Tom Doar See more reflections by Tom Doar at


IN THIS ISSUE SPRIN G /SUM M ER 2013 The Acorn is published by the Marketing & Communications Department of North Shore Country Day School twice a year for alumni, parents, grandparents and friends. Its goal is to connect our school community, celebrate recent accomplishments and capture the essence of life and learning at North Shore. Tom Doar III Head of School Tura Cottingham Director of Marketing & Communications, Editor Art Jessen ’70 Webmaster & Photographer Molly Ingram McDowell ’80 Director of Development & Advancement Kat Clark and Irene Kearney Communications Associates



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Nancy Green Whiteman ’71 Director of Alumni Relations The Grillo Group Design Photographers Kat Clark Clayton Cottingham Tura Cottingham Art Jessen Otto Rascon (pages 6–7) North Shore Country Day School 310 Green Bay Road Winnetka, Illinois 60093 847.446.0674 On the front cover Seniors prepare for the Commencement ceremony. On the back cover If you know anything about this historical picture please contact Director of Alumni Relations Nancy Green Whiteman ’71, 847.881.8848, or








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Reflection One of the things that’s intriguing about a school like North Shore is that our size enables us to know each of our students very well. We see them grow and evolve as individuals and as students. I often think we are far better positioned than most schools to predict each student’s trajectory, to look ahead and accurately predict how they will function and who they will become. As years pass and we fast forward to their outcomes, interestingly, we are often surprised. Yes. Surprised. Not always, but enough to realize that each student’s journey is not only unique to them, but often unpredictable with outcomes even better than might be expected. This year’s graduating class, like every other, has wonderful stories and surprises. A student who was once shy, quiet and introverted, blossomed to become a leader. Another who had never been an athlete, found a sport and became not only good, but highly competitive. And yet another who had a knack for blending in, in a seemingly directionless and nondescript manner, became focused, passionate and distinctive after discovering a hidden strength.


Through self-reflection, mock interviews and one-on-one conversations, our students learn about themselves. They embrace their strengths and weaknesses, and learn to articulate them. And they become skilled in presenting themselves in honest and compelling ways. It should come as no surprise that our students thrive when asked to be introspective, thoughtful and reflective, for it is a part of how they are treated from the day they enroll at North Shore. Our college counselors do an outstanding job of helping each senior find the right college fit. They push them to look at schools not on their radar and they help connect them with admissions representatives. In many ways, the college-application process is the culmination of a North Shore education. Students apply what they have learned in researching, writing, making connections and presenting themselves. While we may be surprised by the growth some students make, we are rarely surprised by the outcomes of their college searches. Our students, who evolve to become multifaceted, well-rounded and confident, are positioned to thrive in college and in life.

While our students deserve the credit for their growth and development, the adults in our community should be acknowledged as well. Classroom teachers, coaches and advisors all play an important role, all make a meaningful difference. Credit also goes to our college counselors. Beginning in the summer, the Monday after graduation, our rising seniors immerse themselves in our College Counseling Boot Camp. This two-day program reviews the collegeapplication process and positions our seniors to hit the ground running in the fall. Critical to our college-guidance philosophy is a determination that our job is to empower our seniors to tell their very personal and individual stories. To do this, they need to know their stories. Photos // 1 Tom Doar 2 Rachel ’19, Julie ’13, Daniel ’11 and Karen ’09 Block 3 8th grade graduation 4 Seniors line up for Commencement 5 Lower School closing

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Taking Action Barnswallow

Dunk Alzheimer’s

Blood Drive

The 2nd grade held its 10th annual bake sale on May 7 to benefit Barnswallow, an Illinois-based refuge for injured or orphaned birds of prey run by Linda Breuer ’69. The students raised over $2,000 to help rehabilitate and restore Stormy the owl and other birds to the wild.

In honor of his grandmother, sophomore Jonathan Segal organized an event with the help of friends and family to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association. Local businesses donated drinks, snacks and merchandise to be sold during the Raiders boys’ basketball games on February 1. As part of the event, there was a three-point contest during halftime of the Varsity game, and “Dunk Alzheimer’s” T-shirts were sold during school and at the event. More than $2,800 was raised for Alzheimer’s.

Once again, the School sponsored a LifeSource blood drive. Some 22 parents, faculty, staff and students donated 24 units of blood.

Walk for Compassion As part of their World History servicelearning project, 9th grade students participated in the School’s annual fivemile Walk for Compassion on April 26. The 45 students took the train from campus to downtown Evanston and walked along the lakefront, stopped at the Bahai Temple in Wilmette, and finally walked back to North Shore. More than $5,200 was raised for 11 nonprofit organizations including Kids Against Hunger, International HIV/AIDS and Oceana.

One Million Bones Each year, the junior English class, led by Upper School English Teacher Kathy McHugh, selects a service-learning project with local and global reach. This year, the students chose to work with the One Million Bones project that uses art and activism to raise awareness about the 5 million people who have been lost to recent conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and countless others left homeless and without a livelihood. Students, faculty, staff and parents helped make 465 plaster and clay bones which were part of one million bones on display on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. in June. For each bone created, the Bezos Family Foundation donates $1 to CARE for their work on the ground in Somalia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The One Million Bones were displayed on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., June 8–10.

Thanksgiving in April The Upper School Community Service Club collected non-perishable food for the Northfield Township Food Pantry. Because the Pantry receives fewer donations during the spring than during the holidays, the Club postponed its traditional November food drive until April. More than 15 boxes of food were sorted and delivered to the organization.

Prom Dresses The Upper School Community Service Club reached its goal and collected 100 prom dresses, along with jewelry, cosmetics and high heels for Dreams Delivered, an Evanston organization that provides apparel to young women at Evanston Township High School who demonstrate financial need and wish to dress up for the prom. Also included in the collection were men’s suits, dress shoes and socks for Refugee One, a Chicago nonprofit that assists refugee in rebuilding their lives.

Route 66 Drive Upper School students conducted a clothing drive to help the many men and women returning from deployment overseas who cannot get jobs when they arrive home. Route 66 Vets is a thrift store in Waukegan that offers vets in need with support including clothes, shoes, coats, gloves, scarves and blankets. The store also offers employment opportunities.

Pennies for Patients Middle School students competed in their advisories to raise money for the Illinois branch of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. To support the organization, the Student Council hosted a Penny War that lasted for five days. Advisories were given individual collection boxes, and for every penny placed in the box the advisory earned a point. Any other currency (bills or silver coins) caused the advisory to lose points. Advisories could focus on raising money or engage in friendly competition with the other advisories. By the end of the week, they raised $958.60, and the Walsh Advisory won the war with $108.71 in pennies.

Photos // 1 Jordan Williams ’23 and Chloe Watrous ’23 2 Andrew Segal ’13, David Blechman ’13, Elias Butler ’13 and Jonathan Segal ’15 3 Justin Savin ’15 and Xander Mitchell ’15 4 Caitlin Adamson ’13 5 Annie Kroll ’14 and Rachel Cantor ’16 6 One Million Bones 7 Walk for Compassion

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Excerpts from Upper School Commencement

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Senior Class Message Ilhana Redzovic Class of 2013 “Each of us started his or her high school experience with different backgrounds and different talents, and we’re all here today at admirable points of progress. Some of us started as supporting characters in plays and musicals early on and moved up to having headlining roles. Some of us began as contemplative authors with budding talent in Mrs. Gallaga’s freshman English class and became published and award-winning poets and writers. Others started as individuals with athletic talent who grew from promising young freshmen to state champions and even recruited athletes.” “From our time here at North Shore, though, we’ve learned that life will always have its lows, but it’s the prospect of what our peaks can be that gives us the drive to push through, however far down we may be in whatever struggle we face. The future didn’t take care of itself in this experience—we took care of it, and because of Kevin Randolph the strength, knowledge, courage, and wis- Upper School History Teacher/ dom we have earned as individuals and as Historian-in-Residence a group, we know we can get through anything. Different futures await us at the top “You have helped me to never forget why when we continue our lives after North I love teaching and why it is all I ever Shore—successes, positions of leadership, wanted to do. For 23 years on this campus, possible fame, and achievements beyond I have been blessed to know students who our wildest dreams. But today, this moment, have inspired me, challenged me, encourright now, is the top that has awaited us aged me, supported me and lifted me up. our entire North Shore careers.” “Over 1,000 students who are as different as they could be, but have unmistakable qualities that are eerily similar. They love Photos // being taught, and coached and directed 1 Sam Tullman ’13 and led and in turn respond by growing 2 Audrey Schield ’13 up to be the most remarkable people. 3 Above: Jenny

Commencement Address

Reinsdorf ’13; Below: Olivia Landon ’13 4 Ilhana Redzovic ’13 5 Kevin Randolph 6 Kendrick Hales ’13

“They understand, as you do, the sacred bond between a student and a teacher that makes that relationship different from any other. That magical, reciprocal relationship has fulfilled me for 32 years through all of the chapters of my life and has made me the person that I am and challenges me to be better. “That is the gift you have given me. The unfiltered joy of being called your teacher. It is the only title I have ever wanted. My wish for you is to find something you are called to do. Something that clarifies for you why you were put on this earth.”

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Spotlight Farewell to Graduates Tom Doar Head of School “A month ago, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo gave the commencement address at the University of Michigan. Mr. Costolo encouraged the graduates to ‘be courageous, to make courageous choices and take courageous risks.’ Secondly, he reminded the graduates ‘that over-planning, or being too committed to following a script is ill advised.’ Instead, he challenged them to be in the moment and live in the moment. Mr. Costolo’s third point challenged the graduates to commit to figuring out what they love to do and then have the conviction to go out and do it. “It’s advice that I believe is very relevant to this class. Does this group need to embrace these concepts and be encouraged to have them guide their lives? On the contrary— it is my belief that this class already has a good understanding of Mr. Costolo’s philosophy and that they are, in fact, poised to demonstrate his vision as they move forward in their lives. “As one plays out Mr. Costolo’s advice— Be bold, take on challenges; Live in the moment and don’t overly script your lives; and find something you love and go after it—this group, while not already there, is close, far closer than most their age. They understand themselves and, dare I say, understand life. They are a very formidable group.” To capture the essence of the commencement speeches, each in a few paragraphs, does not do them justice. Use the following link to read each in its entirety. You will be enlightened with personal stories, inspiration from a recording artist and glimpses of the members of the Class of 2013. Use this QR or go to

Photos // 1 Lizzy Gendell ’13 and Darling Kittoe ’13 2 Hayun Cho ’13 and Hannah Klaeser ’13 3 Front: Andrew Segal ’13, Ayo Okesanya ’13 and Elias Butler ’13

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Back: Gagan Bhambra ’13, Austin Curren ’13 and Sam Tullman ’13 4 David Blechman ’13, Floris Hondmann ’13, Riley Hall ’13 and Andrew Bedford ’13

“This is a group that was comfortable setting very lofty, very ambitious goals. They were very comfortable taking on challenges. Individually and as a class they connected, they contributed and they made a difference.� Tom Doar

Class of 2013 College Choices

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1 Caitlin Adamson University of Michigan

19 Floris Hondmann Erasmus University

39 Ivanko Pundy Fordham University

2 Addie Ball DePauw University

20 Jori Horberg New York University

40 Ilhana Redzovic University of Michigan

3 Andrew Bedford Butler University

21 Cameron Hunter University of Glasgow

41 Jenny Reinsdorf Northwestern University

4 Gagan Bhambra University of Illinois

22 Joel Hylton University of St. Thomas

42 Olivia Scheyer Tufts University

5 David Blechman George Washington University

23 Michael Jaharis Northwestern University

43 Audrey Schield Washington University in St. Louis

6 Julie Block DePauw University

24 Paige Jendrisak Southern Methodist University

7 Hannah Bottum Claremont McKenna College

25 Adam Kim Cleveland Institute of Music

8 Elias Butler University of Illinois

26 Darling Kittoe Lake Forest College

9 Katherine Chandler Boston College

27 Hannah Klaeser Whitman College

10 Hayun Cho Yale University

28 Ilia Labkovsky Hofstra University

11 Hanna Cunningham George Washington University

29 Olivia Landon Occidental College

12 Austin Curren Lake Forest College 13 Jordyn Drake Ohio Wesleyan University 14 Caroline Foster St. Andrews University

30 Jonah Levi-Paesky Dickinson College 31 Nick McCall Southern Methodist University 32 Nolen Miller University of Vermont

15 Lizzy Gendell St. Lawrence University

33 Sophia Mondi Art Center College of Design (Not pictured )

16 Anna George Smith College

34 Tim Morette Creighton University

17 Kendrick Hales University of North Carolina

35 Annie Morris Colby College

18 Riley Hall Claremont McKenna College

36 Annie Murnighan Sarah Lawrence College 37 Alissa Nolan Vanderbilt University 38 Ayo Okesanya University of St. Thomas

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44 Nina Schield Brown University 45 Anna Schmidt New York University —Shanghai 46 Andrew Segal Bates College 47 Jamie Swimmer Connecticut College 48 Abby Trott Vanderbilt University 49 Sam Tullman University of Pennsylvania 50 Brady Webb Northwestern University 51 David Wilson Texas Christian University


Class of 2013 Stats and Matriculation

College and University Matriculation by Region

Average Class Size


Midwest 35%

South 6%


Student-to-College-Counselor Ratio


Student-to-Teacher Ratio



South West 6%

Northeast 27%

West 10%

International 8%

Number of Student Clubs On Campus


Hours of Service

6,470 Number of Conference Titles Last Four Years


Number of Colleges Offering Admission to Class of 2013

119 34 4

Colleges in

States, the District of Columbia and


Number of Team State Championships


Number of All Conference Players

61 College Admissions Offices that Visited in 2012–13


Merit Scholarships Awarded in 2013

$1,434,166 69%

of class received Merit Scholarships

Academic Interests Natural Science 10%

Social Science 27%

Students Planning to Play College-level Athletics

11 Students Enrolled in Music Conservatories


Business 18%

Undecided 24%

Communications 8%

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S eniors R ely on C ollege C ounselors ’ I nsight

Navigating the college application and selection process is never easy and never dull. North Shore seniors are extremely fortunate to have an outstanding college counseling office with a complete range of resources, programs and two experienced college counselors. The result is a very personal approach that prepares seniors with the skills and support they need to navigate the experience and make the selection that is best for them. Here, a few members of the Class of 2013 reflect back on how Co-Directors of College Counseling Sarah Mills and Kristen Kaczynski guided them through the process.

Michael Jaharis

Jonah Levi-Paesky

Q. What was the most valuable part of the college-counseling process?

Q. What was the most valuable part of the college-counseling process?

A. The college counselors paved the road.

A. I think it was the way that Dr. K, Ms.

They showed me a few schools that might interest me and then I did my research on these schools. It is easy to find other schools that you like that are similar to the ones that you liked while reading about them. I looked at many recommended schools from the original list and from there my list grew exponentially. The counselors gave me the freedom to guide it myself and this made it much more comfortable for me.

Mills, and even Mr. Boyle and Ms. Ruddock, got to know each and every one of us on a very personal level. Just as every member of our graduating class is special and unique, so are the colleges that we have chosen. Whether through scheduled meetings or through spontaneous conversations with us in the hallway, each of the college counselors formed a clear understanding of who we are as individuals. It is this knowledge that allowed them to make suggestions as to what colleges would be good matches for us. I am happy to say that I do not just consider Dr. K and Ms. Mills as counselors and teachers, I also consider them as my friends. They were there for me when I felt stressed or overwhelmed, and they always offered me valuable advice. I think what makes our college counselors so special, is that they do not think of any of us as a statistic or as just another student: they see us as individuals, each of us with something special to offer our communities.

Northwestern University

Q. What was the most valuable piece of advice or guidance that the college counselors provided in your search for an engineering school? A. The most valuable advice had little to do with the academics of engineering. The schools that they gave me were all similar and had what I desired academically. The next thing they told me stuck with me — “learn about the students.” Speak with them, learn about their interests and see if you can relate to them. Out of all of the schools, I related to the students best at Northwestern. It also provided the best opportunities for me so as a result I chose it.

Dickinson College

Q. You applied Early Action and knew you wanted a strong theater program. How did they help you in making those choices? A. While many of the students in my class were ready to apply Early Decision to the colleges and universities of their choosing, I had an idea of where I wanted to end up, but I was not ready to put all of my eggs in one basket. The college counselors reminded me that there was nothing wrong with wanting to explore my options, and that not applying Early Decision did not mean I loved Dickinson any less. Early Decision is not for everyone, and that is perfectly okay. In the end, I chose Dickinson for a variety of reasons, but one of my main priorities for choosing a college was that it needed to have a solid theater program. Performing has been a great passion of mine throughout my entire life, so having access to a good theater program was a significant factor in my decision-making process, and the college counselors helped incorporate that factor into their suggestions for me. Although my plan is to major in psychology, I would love to continue performing, and Dickinson allows me to do so.

Photos // 1 Bess Kondelis with Steven, Valerie ’15, Michael ’13, Melina ’11 and Elaine Jaharis 2 Jonah Levi-Paesky ’13

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Alissa Nolan Anna Schmidt Riley Hall Vanderbilt University

New York University—Shanghai

Claremont McKenna College

Q. What was the most valuable part of the college-counseling process?

Q. What was the most valuable part of the college-counseling process?

Q. What was the most valuable part of the college-counseling process?

A. Two aspects of the college process

A. The college counselors were a big help

A. The most valuable part was the Bus

were most valuable to me. The Bus O’Fun trip was an incredible way to see a range of colleges in a very short amount of time. It was no doubt exhausting, but I was able to be on the campus of so many different types of schools that it made me much more aware of what I liked and didn’t like in a college. Probably the most valuable part of the college process was the accessibility of Ms. Mills and Dr. Kaczynski. They always have their doors open and are willing to talk at any time of the day about any worries, concerns or comments that a student might have. College counselors at other large schools only have set hours and most of the time you have to schedule appointments, but I was never turned away from their offices and that was a huge benefit for me since I had many questions throughout the process.

Q. You have had many leadership experiences in your high school career. How did the collegecounseling process help you leverage those experiences to find the school that was the best fit for you? A. I have had various leadership positions and been involved in different activities during my time at North Shore. So, I wanted a college that would allow me to explore different areas of academics and extracurriculars at the same time. This led me to look at a group of schools with a small to medium student-body size. I don’t think my leadership positions tremendously affected the school I chose, but it did help me realize that I want to be in an active student body, both academically and physically.

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in getting me contact information for the schools I was interested in. For the Dual BA Between Columbia and Sciences Po (a program that provides students with two experiences: a close-knit small college in France and a research university in New York City which results in two BA degrees) in particular, they helped me to develop a relationship with the admissions officers; this was helpful in providing answers to my questions regarding the programs. In addition, the college counselors were very helpful just to touch base with and make sure I was on track—I found that I was considerably more relaxed knowing I had people looking out for me throughout the process.

Q. How did the counselors support you with your interest in attending an international school? A. The counselors mentioned I might want to look into NYU’s global campuses to see if there was one in France, but, upon finding that the Paris campus wasn’t a portal campus and I couldn’t apply to it directly, I wrote off NYU in terms of international options. My decision to apply to NYU Shanghai was very last minute. It wasn’t until after I found out I was accepted that I considered NYU Shanghai as a real option, and now that I’ve made my decision I couldn’t be more thrilled. As far as the Dual BA Between Columbia and Sciences Po, the college counselors were extremely helpful. I hadn’t initially wanted to consider it (I was leaning much more in favor of applying to Sciences Po directly), but the college counselors convinced me to look into it further, and I’m very glad they did. Despite the fact that I decided not to attend the Dual BA program, I have to admit that the counselors really couldn’t have found a more perfect program for me. It was everything I said I wanted in a college (or rather colleges), and I am very grateful they put so much effort into helping me along the application process.

O’ Fun because it gave me an excellent idea as to what sort of school I would want. It showed me that I didn’t want a large school as I originally thought and I didn’t want a super urban setting. The college counselors used this information to provide me with excellent suggestions on schools to research and eventually visit.

Q. You have been very involved in athletics at North Shore. Were you interested in participating in athletics in college and, if so, how did they help you find a good fit? A. I told the counselors I wanted to go to college for the education and then for athletics. With this in mind, they were able to give me choices of Division 3 schools that fit my criteria. In addition, they understood my desires for college locations and were able to incorporate them into recommendations.

Photos // 1 Alissa Nolan ’13 2 Juniors on the Bus O’ Fun trip earlier this spring. 3 Anna Schmidt 4 Riley Hall

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On Campus

Academics The Franke Family Fund This was the fifth year for the Franke Family Fund program in which faculty develop and implement creative and unique ideas that enhance the students’ experiences across all divisions. In 2012–2013, students were encouraged to embrace Design Thinking. The program kicked off with a Morning Ex presentation by Design For America students from Northwestern University. The college students talked about their earliest memories of designing something, and then invited students from the audience on stage for a hands-on design challenge. The Design Thinking committee included faculty, students and staff who organized several design events throughout the year to engage the School community. Students were challenged to design a way for a person on crutches to carry his or her lunch tray. They were asked to design the tallest structure possible with dried spaghetti and marshmallows. Nasa Astronaut Dr. Gregory Charmitoff visited the School at a student’s request and talked about making dreams come true—in a sense, how to design your own future. The junior kindergartners designed and built models of their own tree houses. Finally, students were presented with a collection of foam blocks in the Conant Science Center Atrium and asked to build something. The building process and results entertained and inspired those who passed by.

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First Grade Aquaponics North Shore’s 1st graders were greeted by a new classroom fixture when they returned from winter break: a fully functional aquaponics system, complete with edible plants and tilapia. The fish in the tank produce waste that microbes and worms then convert into fertilizer for the plants on the surface. The plants filter the water and return it to the fish, creating a sustainable food production cycle. Students have observed cilantro, pineapple mint, correl, beets, chard, lettuce and two kinds of mustards sprouting in their system. First Grade Teacher Cristy Herndon incorporated aquaponics into the regular curriculum, and the class used their system to learn about nutrition, sustainable gardening, life cycles, organic and local food, and environmental science. The Winnetka Talk published an article about the 1st grade aquaponics project and quoted Christy saying, “I believe this generation is the one to take aquaponics to the next level where most of the food we eat is produced through aquaponics or hydroponics. If it’s something (the students) have grown themselves, they approach the foods with a positive outlook.”

Photos // 1 Lower School students create a structure with foam blocks. 2 Johnathon Pappas ’23, Levi Velick ’22 and Marshall Hyman ’24

3 NASA Astronaut Dr. Gregory Charmitoff 4 Michelle Angeles ’16 and Hadley Ake ’23 5 The 1st grade grew herbs and vegetables using aquaponics


Jackie Melissas Upper School Ceramics Art Teacher, 33 years

“When it’s all said and done, I see Jackie not as an art teacher but rather as an artist who teaches. Arts, in all their forms, are This year, North Shore said goodbye to four very much a part of who she is. She works faculty who together had been at the School right along with her students in the studio for 136 years. Jay Bach, Jackie Melissas, on her own projects, as time allows. Jackie Mary Wagner and Kevin Randolph touched is extraordinarily insightful and a keen the lives of hundreds if not thousands observer of human behavior. Friends and of students, parents, faculty and staff. The colleagues alike seek Jackie out for her onegroup was honored at a Morning Ex and of-a-kind perspective and advice on issues a faculty reception. Jay Bach will also be and problems. She is one of those rare recognized with a special tribute during and refreshing people who is always Homecoming on Saturday, October 5. direct when giving an opinion. Jackie has brought so much to us and to our school Jay Bach in her 33-year tenure as a teacher here. As Physical Education Teacher, Coach, she moves on from North Shore, we hope Director of Summer Programs for her all the very best. Jackie, we are so Transportation, 48 years grateful for everything that you have done “For six decades, Jay Bach has been a for our school. And, to use one of your fasymbol of North Shore Country Day vorite expressions, may all our best wishes School’s motto of ‘Live and Serve.’ for you go directly ‘from our lips to God’s A passionate educator, Jay’s patient, easyear.’” —Barbara Castilla, Middle and going style has made him a favorite of Upper School Spanish and French Teacher the thousands of parents, teachers and Mary Wagner students whose lives he has touched. Lower School Art Teacher, 32 years Whether teaching, coaching, serving as athletic director, coordinating trans“Although a woman of few words, Mary portation for summer camp or directing Wagner always listened closely, had the the day camp, he has instilled confidence ability to see the big picture of any situain students through his soft-spoken tion, while also being aware of the small but firm demeanor. Jay’s dedication and details, and often came up with a creative belief in the School and the community solution when it was needed. Recently, are unmatched, and the students, faculty, not having been on campus for a long staff and alumni are grateful for his time, Mary Wagner wrote, ‘One’s heart contributions.” —Patrick McHugh, never seems to leave North Shore.’ Director of Athletics I certainly agree, and I would add that

Four Retiring Faculty Represent 136 Years

Kevin Randolph Upper School History Teacher and Historian-in-Residence, 23 years “I firmly believe that everyone deserves a Mr. Randolph. Mr. Randolph is a teacher in every sense of the word. He is the only educator I have known who has been able to make lectures about history sound like poetry. He somehow finds a way to turn classes about events that happened hundreds of years ago, into lessons applicable right here. Right now. He is one of the only teachers that I’ve had throughout my academic experience who I can honestly say, knows me—gets me. He is a man with the unique ability to make you realize that you are good enough.” —excerpt from the Introduction to Kevin Randolph at Commencement 2013, by Jonah Levi-Paesky For a complete transcript of the Introduction, use this QR or go to

Photo // Jackie Melissas, Mary Wagner, Jay Bach and Kevin Randolph

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On Campus Faculty


Silence “We have largely forgotten silence.” peter brook

Drea Gallaga, Upper School English teacher and Service Learning Coordinator, was awarded a Vera D. Wavering Sabbatical that began in April. The sabbatical was established to renew the spirit, invigorate teaching and enhance the School community. The goal of my sabbatical was to be less busy. Although I didn’t realize it when I submitted the application in the winter of 2012, I wanted to train myself out of automatically replying, “fine, but busy” to the question, “how are you?” I took time to live in silence. Originally, I was inspired by the idea of a sabbatical relating to Sabbath, or day of rest, which occurs in a cycle of seven in many religious and secular traditions; when I realized I would be in my fourteenth year at North Shore, something clicked, and I applied. A lot has changed in my life since I started teaching, and it felt right to take some time to pause and reflect. And that’s what I did. I paused. I tried to regain some silence and stillness in my life. I wanted to do some volunteer work and some reflection, but I couldn’t see beyond the beginning of March when my time off would begin. I began journaling by the lake, using writing to help figure out what I was doing.

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An excerpt from one of those first days demonstrates my struggle: “Foggy and rainy this morning. So foggy I can’t really see the lake. Seems somehow fitting as I can’t really fathom what I’m doing. I feel like I need to have done something so that when people say ‘what have you been doing?’ I have something to say. But really what I want to do is wait. I want to sit still and calmly. And wait. ‘For what?’ people will say. ‘I don’t know.’ I’ll reply. ‘It’s foggy right now.’ And that will be ok.” (March 11, 2013) While I had some things planned, I wanted to spend a lot of time simply being. This is important to my religious tradition as a Quaker. We believe that waiting in silence is an important way to encounter God. Re-finding this connection was important, but explaining it wasn’t always easy. When someone asked me, “what are you going to do?” I really wanted to replay, “I am not going to DO…I am going to BE,” but I was never quite able to give this answer. How does one just “exist?” To read the rest of Drea’s sabbatical reflection, go to:

Resources Drea documented the poetry she wrote and photographs she took on a website she created call “Change is day by day.” Visit it at Among the books she read on her sabbatical were: Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life, Karen Armstrong. Rilke’s Book of Hours: Love Poems to God, Anita Barrows and Joanna Macy, trans. Friends for 300 Years, Howard Brinton. The Spiritual Traveler, Chicago and Illinois: A guide to sacred sites and peaceful places, Marilyn J. Chiat. “Liberal Quaker History and the Present Crisis,” Chuck Fager. Hope Beneath our Feet: Restoring Our Place in the Natural World, Martin Keogh, ed. The Dance of the Dissident Daughter, Sue Monk Kidd. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, Barbara Kingsolver. Growing into Goodness: Essays on Quaker Education, Paul A. Lacey. Sacred Ground, Eboo Patel. (We all read this in preparation for Eboo’s visit to North Shore, but it was really important to my sabbatical too.)

O Lake To which I am a grain of sand O sand To which I am a lake What are you to each other? I am perfectly in the middle Neither the biggest nor the smallest in the universe What then is my place? It is the tension of matter/ not matter Everything I do has a consequence Nothing I do matters Both of these are exquisitely true So how do we live? Nothing is permanent But love exists in every instant

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Accomplishments Science Olympiad State Finals North Shore’s Middle School had another successful year competing in Science Olympiad. The team placed 2nd out of 16 variety teams earning medals in 21 of 23 events at regionals.They went on to compete at the State Finals on april 14 and placed seventh out of 47 schools. Team highlights include Marcus Duquette ’16 and Charlie Hansell ’17 placing second in Compute This, Andrew Conlon ’17 and Andrew Potter ‘17 placing second in Storm the Castle, Dylan Cotter ’17 and Henry Young ’16 placing fourth in Awesome Aquifiers, and Valerie Kirtley ’16 and Olivia Reed ’16 placing fourth in Rocks and Minerals. This is the 14th consecutive year the team qualified for the State Tournament and ninth consecutive year they finished in the top third of the State Finals.

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Gold Key Recognition

Article Published

In April, three Upper School students received Gold Key recognition in the 2013 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards: Declan Falls ’14 for his short story, Hayun Cho ’13 for her writing portfolio and Josh Hoeflich ’15 for his personal essay. The Gold Key award is the highest level of achievement for student artists and writers at the regional level.

Last year, Kathy McHugh told her juniors about an essay content on bullying sponsored by The New York Times Learning Network and Teen Ink magazine. Julie Block’s ’13 submission was chosen to be included in an anthology that will be published in Bullying Under Attack: True Stories Written by Teen Victims, Bullies & Bystanders. The book will be out in September 2013.

Chinese Speech Awards Three Upper School Mandarin students participated in the Fifth Midwest Chinese Speech contest in Chicago. In the level 4 competition, John McHugh ’14 received a gold medal and Alex Theodosakis ’14 received an honorable mention. In the level 2 competition, Antonia Theodosakis ’16 received an honorable mention.

“In this anthology of first-person accounts written by teenagers for both their peers and adults, words transform pain into hope and the possibility for change. Bullying Under Attack is an eye-opening anthology of all three players in the bullying cycle. These conversational essays on life as the bullied, the bully, and the bystander provide insight and inspiration for change. Rather than offer a cumbersome psychological breakdown, this graceful and hard-hitting book places the reader firmly in the shoes of all involved.”

Model UN Participation

Seeds of Peace Delegate

At least one-third of all Upper School students participated in at least one Model United Nations conference since the fall of 2012. This year, a total of 67 students attended at least one of eight conferences. Notable awards for the year included two best Delegate at Carthage, two verbal Commendations at Columbia, a Commended Delegate at Berkeley, a Highly Commended Delegate at Haileybury in England. In addition, 18 Middle School students also participated in Model UN this year.

Valerie Jaharis ’15 has been selected as an American Delegate to Seeds of Peace International Camp. This summer she will spend three weeks in rural Maine with 200 teenagers from all over the world, discussing how to build peace in conflict areas such as Israel, Palestine, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Admission to the camp is highly selective, with a 5 percent acceptance rate. Student Seeds are chosen based on the quality of their application essay, their open-minded ttitude and their ability to communicate about complex topics. Previous North Shore Seeds include Darling Kittoe ’13, Nick Young ’09 and Bill Reit ’07.

At Model United Nations (MUN), students gather to represent delegates to the United Nations. Important and topical issues of international significance are discussed with fervor, and delegates present their answers to these questions in carefully drafted resolutions. The debate that eventually leads to a MUN resolution takes place in committee—a collection of students simulating a real UN working group. The topics of discussion and the flow of the debate in a committee are generally shaped by study guides and updates written by committee staff.

Photos // 1 Middle School Science Olympiad team with their Regional trophy 2 Firouz Niazi ’17 3 Mandarin teacher Di Lee with Antonia Theodosakis ’17, Alex Theodosaki ’14 and John McHugh ’14 4 Gavin Cotter ’20 and Matt Kann ’18

Artists Honored A number of North Shore students were recognized for their artwork at the annual Wilmette Arts Guild’s Student Art Celebration and Scholarship Presentation in February. More than 180 pieces were submitted from students in the area. Among those honored were Adeline Rohrbach ’16, Valerie Kirtley ’16, Andrew Conlon ’17, Ethan Ramaly ’17, and Rachel Schapiro ’18.

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Events Auction “The Purple Wave 2013” auction and party organized by volunteers of North Shore’s Benefit Board, was held on February 1 and raised $225,000. More than 300 guests attended the event that included live and silent auction, a raffle, dinner and dancing. This year, all proceeds were directed to the renovation and restoration of the School’s Auditorium and Arts Center. The project began on June 10 and will be completed by March 2014.

Many thanks to our volunteers: Bill Bach ’87, Jay Bach, Cathy Kleiman Bell ’79, Dan Bloedorn ’87, Chris Charnas ’83, Sarah Cody ’04, Cece Ewen Durbin ’67, Jeff Foreman ’80, Hall Healy ’59, Pete Henderson ’47, Elizabeth Ingram ’82, Bruce Jarchow ’66, Katrina Wolcott Kelley ’43, Suki Lipman ’70, Jackie Melissas, Alex Moffat ’00, Heather Axelrod Oliver ’89, Midge Chace Powell ’49, Dina Healy Richter ’89, Hannah Ruddock and Erik Sosa-Kibby ’93.

Class of 2013 Welcomed into the Alumni Association

The Senior Class was welcomed into the Alumni Association at a special luncheon in their honor. Newly elected Class North Shore welcomed nearly 150 Representatives, Riley Hall ’13 and Alissa grandparents and friends to campus for Nolan ’13, will serve as liaisons between its annual Grandparents’ Day. Head of their classmates and North Shore. They School Tom Doar provided an informative spoke about keeping members of the class update on the strengths of the School, and informed and connected to each other and History Teacher and Historian-in-Residence the School through phone calls, emails Kevin Randolph talked about the imporand social networking. They also plan to tance of stories and story-telling in our lives stay in touch with teachers via email and and in the life of the 93-year-old school. school visits. Riley and Alissa encouraged Grandparents then visited their grandchildclassmates to join them in a 4-year pledge rens’ classrooms and learned more about to Annual Giving beginning next year. the North Shore student experience. Each senior received a Class of 2013 mug imprinted with the names of all Diversity Day their classmates. The Upper School held its annual What part of your North Shore Country Diversity Day on March 19. This year’s Day experience do you most appreciate? events opened with an introduction from “I appreciate the relationships I’ve formed the leaders of the Kaleidoscope Club that with my friends and teachers throughout embraces the value of being a diverse the 14 years I’ve been at North Shore. community. Sixth through 12th graders watched Fordson: Faith, Fasting, Football and It’s truly an incredible experience to form such close connections with friends and the American Dream, produced by Rashid teachers alike, and I will continue to Ghazi ’85 who answered questions about develop those relationships even after the film and his student experience at I leave North Shore.” —Alissa Nolan ’13 North Shore (see story on page 26).

Grandparents’ Day

The day continued for the Upper School with an activity in the Auditorium, then time in home groups, followed by a diversity workshop, a potluck lunch, another workshop, further group discussions and a closing session. Workshops included Gender Balances and Imbalances, IsraelPalestine/Lebanese Conflicts, Are Native American Mascots Racist?, the Insidious Power of Stereotypes, Diversity Through Music, and many more.

Spring Phonathon/Notathon

“I will always appreciate being able to walk into the School and be greeted by countless classmates and friends.” —Riley Hall ’13 Why was it important for you to make a 4-year pledge to Annual Giving? “North Shore has provided me with so many opportunities. I am the person I am today in part because of the incredible experiences I’ve had at this School. I will do anything I can to help the School continue to foster learning and for other students to get the chance to thrive the way I was able to at North Shore.” —Alissa Nolan ’13

In March, 21 alumni, faculty and staff “North Shore has given me a lot so I want volunteers pitched in to make phone calls to give back for the benefit of the students and write notes to their classmates and to come.” —Riley Hall ’13 other North Shore alumni. Their commitment and support are critical in supporting the Development efforts of North Shore.

Race Against Hate With the support of the Parents’ Association’s Multicultural Affairs Committee, the School community once again participated in the Ricky Byrdsong Memorial Race Against Hate. The Race was held on June 16 at Long Field in Evanston. This family-friendly 10K/5K run/walk welcomes competitive and novice runners and walkers, young and old. The Ricky Byrdsong Memorial Race Against Hate honors and remembers the legacy of Ricky Byrdsong, the former Northwestern University men’s basketball coach, whose life was tragically cut short by a hate crime. The event brings people together from all over the Chicagoland area to run and walk in unity against racial hatred and violence. Proceeds from the Race Against Hate further the mission of the YWCA Evanston/North Shore towards racial justice, anti-racism, and violence prevention and intervention programming.

Construction Begins The renovation of the Arts Center and Auditorium began on June 8. The Auditorium, Arts Center, West Gym locker room and Cafeteria will remain closed for the entire summer. Phase 1, which includes the south side of the Arts Center, should be completed in mid-August. In late August, the new visual-arts studios, chorus and drama rooms will be ready. The band will temporarily use the new arts studio until January. Phase 2, which includes the north side of the Arts Center and the Auditorium, is set to be completed by March 2014. The renovation project was made possible with the “Small School. Big Plans.” Capital Campaign which successfully raised $30,000,000 for faculty and student support, program and campus facilities.

4 Delores Kohl Photos // Kaplan and Elizabeth 1 Middle School Tilton-Kohl ’26 Math and Drama 5 Helen Theodasakis Teacher and Auction Olivia Theodasakis co-auctioneer Jim Leesch with Tecnical ’21 and Lorraine Clark 6 Renovation of the Director of Diller Auditorium is underway. Street Theater 7 Cece Ewen Durbin ’67 and Middle School 8 Cameron Hunter ’13 Theater Arts Teacher and Tim Morette ’13 Becky Flory. 9 Bette Anne Duffy, 2 Rashid Ghazi ’85 Deb Sobel discusses his film Diane Chandler with Upper School and Tricia Valenti students over lunch on Diversity Day. 3 Erik Sosa-Kibby ’93

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Distinguished Guests Eboo Patel The Founder and Executive Director of Interfaith Youth Corps, Eboo Patel, spoke to Upper and Middle School students in a morning assembly on March 18. His presentation was followed with meetings with small groups of students throughout all three divisiions. After school, Eboo met with faculty and staff. All had read his book, Sacred Ground: Pluralism, Prejudice, and the Promise of America, which launched a thoughtful and engaging discussion. This forum provided the chance to ask Eboo questions about his experiences on how to lead productive discussions with students. He challenged us to have these difficult conversations, reassuring us that it is an essential and healthy part of our students’ education, helping prepare them for college and for life. At the end of his visit, Eboo reflected that most of his visits are to college campuses and visiting North Shore was a nice change of pace. He enjoyed talking with students of all ages, from 2nd grade on up to high school, and, in fact, he really had fun.

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He also complimented North Shore for examining religious diversity. As he walked the halls and visited classrooms, he found that diversity is clearly visible in the art on our walls, the mix of people in our school and the discussions going on in our classes. Eboo is the author of the Sacred Ground: Pluralism, Prejudice, and the Promise of America. He was named by US News & World Report as one of America’s Best Leaders of 2009, and served on President Obama’s Inaugural Advisory Council of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. He received his doctorate in sociology of religion from Oxford University, where he studied on a Rhodes Scholarship.

Rashid Ghazi ’85 Alumnus and parent Rashid Ghazi ’85 took the stage on March 19 to kick off North Shore’s Upper School Diversity Day programming (see story on page 25). The audience of Upper and Middle School students, faculty and parents watched his award-winning film Fordson: Faith, Fasting and Football. The documentary features a high-school football team in Dearborn, Michigan made up of mostly Muslim players and chronicles the challenges the team and community faces as Muslims. The film strives to bridge the gap in understanding between American Muslims and Americans of other faiths. Following the screening,

Rashid introduced Fordson’s Football coach who was featured in the fim. The two answered questions from the audience before speaking to students in Lower School.

Susan Marshall ’76 Memorial Concert Clarinetist Andrew Hudson was this year’s Susan Marshall ’76 Memorial Concert featured artist on May 15. Andrew has performed throughout the country and won numerous awards including the first person to win the Jacqueline Avent Memorial Grand Prize of the Sewanee Summer Music Festival competition twice. His performance of Scott McAllister’s Black Dog with the Northwestern University Symphonic Wind Ensemble has been broadcast on WFMT Chicago. As a member of the 10th & Broadway Quartet, Andrew has performed at the Art Institute of Chicago, the 2012 Vandoren/ Buffet Crampon Clarinet Ensemble Festival, and in 2011 gave two recitals at the International Clarinet Association ClarinetFest in Los Angeles. The Quartet won the 2008 MTNA Southern Division Chamber Music Competition, and have been commissioned for more than a dozen works to date. A committed music educator, Andrew coaches orchestral and chamber music for gifted high school students, and maintains a selective private studio in Chicago.

Terrence Roberts Terrence Roberts, one of the Little Rock Nine, spoke to North Shore students and faculty on Thursday, April 11. He came to the School as part of North Shore’s affiliation with Facing History and Ourselves and spent the day sharing his experience as one of the first AfricanAmericans to attend Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Photos // 1 Susan Marshall ’76 Memorial Concert performer Andrew Hudson plays his clarinet for a Lower School student. 2 Elias Butler ’13 participates in a discussion with Eboo Patel 3 Eboo Patel 4 Terrence Roberts

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Arts Showcase Mail Art Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Student Mail Art @60093 opened in the John Almquist Gallery on April 26. The theme of the student-curated show was handmade 2D and 3D objects that passed through the postal service. All artwork was created by Middle and Upper School students. The Rehearsal The Middle School presented The Rehearsal by Don Zolidis on May 22, after a performance by the Middle School Dance Troupe. The Rehearsal tells the story of a young teacher who tries to pull off a production of Guys and Dolls, and finds that putting together a musical is never easy. Things get sticky with a megalomaniac stage manager, a lead who’s convinced that Wicked would have been a better show, and a student who is clinically incapable of following directions. Into the Woods More than 50 Upper School students were part of the cast and crew for Into the Woods, the annual Spring Musical, on March 14–16. The story is a twisted combination of familiar fairy tales including Cinderella, Jack and the Bean Stalk and the Gingerbread Boy. Though the production was challenging, the students mastered it and the show was a big success. Outstanding costuming and scenery took the show to a highly professional level. Take 10! In April, Theater Arts students presented a collection of 10-minute comedy plays they wrote and directed. Admission was free, with a fundraiser in support of Special Gifts Theatre. The goal of Special Gifts Theatre is to provide individuals with special needs, a unique, creative drama experience enabling personal growth while breaking down stereotypes related to disabilities within the community at large.

Photos // 1 Sara Hondmann ’14, Hannah Klaeser ’14, Malini Valliath ’14 and Charlotte Hayward ’14 2 Claudette Kankindi ’20 3 Zoe Rosenstock ’23 4 Rory Kelly ’14 5 Sara Jayne Gray ’21 6 Middle School dancers 7 Cameron Speta ’16, Justin Savin ’15, Xander Mitchell ’15 and Jonah Levi-Paesky ’13

8 Meaghan Lanctot ’17 9 Lachlan Getz ’20 and Josh Velick ’20 10 Thandi Steele ’18 11 Matt Griffin ’14 12 Mail Art 13 Ayo Okesanya ’13 and Jack Valenti ’14

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Upper School Athletics Scoreboard Basketball Boys’ varsity basketball won their third regional title in three years and finished with an overall record of 17–9. This Regional Championship was the School’s first 2 A championship since the team was moved up to Class 2A due to last year’s success. The boys advanced to the Sectional Final, where they fell to Providence St. Mel.

Girls’ varsity basketball won the Regional title for the first time since 2009 and the second time in the School’s history. They advanced to the Sectional Semi-Final game where they lost to Morgan Park Academy, finished with an overall record of 9–14. Tennis Boys’ Tennis had their strongest finish at the Conference Tournament in recent years. Blake Oslan ’16, Skip Wiltshire-Gordon ’15, and Floris Hondmann ’13 all made it to the final in their divisions and earned second place medals. In April, the team placed second overall in the Lakes Community High School Tournament. Track and Field Track and Field had a successful season, with three members of the girls’ team qualifying for State: Avery McCall ’16 in the high jump, Hanna Cunningham ’13 in the 3200m, and Valerie Kirtley ’16, who was the Sectional Champ in the 400m. The girls’ team finished third out of 23 teams in the Lisle Sectional—the highest finish in North Shore history for a girls’ track and field team at the Sectional. They also won the Christian Liberty Academy meet with a score of 126. At the Indian Trails Conference meet, the boys’ team finished in first place and Tonya Piergies ’15 broke North Shore’s 100m hurdle record. Baseball Boys’ Baseball finished third in the conference this year. They lost the regional final to Francis W. Parker School but battled to the end. The future looks bright for next season, with only one current starter graduating. Soccer Girls’ Soccer advanced to the Regional final this year, and won their senior day game 6–2 over Woodlands Academy. They lost a 1–0 heartbreaker to defending ISL Conference Champions Willows Academy, ending a season cut short first by snow before spring break and then by floods in April.

Photos // 1 Abby Trott ’13 2 Valerie Kirtley ’16 3 Austin Curren ’13 4 Cam Chung ’14 5 Chris McCarren ’15 6 Nick McCall ’13

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7 Madison Morgensai ’14 8 Safia Vohra ’15 9 Meghan Nolan ’14, Annie Kroll ’14, Claire McCarthy ’15 and Ilhana Redzovic ’13

Spring All-Conference Team 2013 Track & Field Reese Formolo Valerie Kirtley Antonia Piergies Antonia Theodosakis Avery McCall Peter MacCarthy Quinn Gray James Lovett Marshall Hales Tim Morette Ian Talty Kemani Hunter Soccer Deborah Newmark 1st Team All-Conference Rachel Gordon 2nd Team All-Conference Camille Scheyer 2nd Team All-Conference Alissa Nolan Honorable Mention Abby Trott Honorable Mention Tennis Blake Oslan Floris Hondmann Richard Wiltshire-Gordon Riley Hall Honorable Mention Nick McCall Honorable Mention Cam Chung Honorable Mention Will McClanahan Honorable Mention Andrew Bedford Honorable Mention Baseball Christopher McCarren Michael Jaharis Ian Meyer Jackson Gray Honorable Mention Harrison Rohrbach Honorable Mention Will Case Honorable Mention

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Alumni Connections North Shore on the Road Alumni and friends regional gatherings were held in February and March in Scottsdale and Tucson, Arizona; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Sarasota, Naples and Sanibel, Florida. These events give alumni and friends the opportunity to connect and hear an update on the School today.

Cheering on the Blackhawks North Shore’s Annual Blackhawks event was held February 24. More than 40 alumni and friends attended to root for the hometown team.

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Photos // 1 Bert Getz ’55, Russ Ahrens ’59 and Bob Turpin ’59 2 Tom Doar, Murph Henderson ’83, Thacher and Lloyd

Brown, David Plimpton ’88 3 Steve Edwards ’52, Jim Glasser ’51 and Dee Dee Ritch Starrett ’51

4 Michael Graham ’70, Mila Watkins Delaware ’70 and Walter Porter ’70 5 Bucky Marshall ’71, Peter Fine ’02 and Brian Dole ’88

Photos // 1 Barbara Flint Krier ’72, Kelly Krier ’06 and Jill Krier ’08

2 Laurie Cherbonnier, Genevieve Nielsen ’10, Phyllis Cherbonnier and Chris Nielsen 3 Sallie Welsh VanArsdale ’40, Harry and Judy Barr

4 Bob Vieregg ’82, Amy Vieregg, Michelle Atwater Heise ’85 and Lisa Renaud ’85 5 Harry ’61 and Barbara Bulger Drake ’66, Lynne

Wavering Shotwell ’60 and Chip Shotwell ’61 6 Art Jessen ’70, Chris Jessen ’00 and Donald Whiteman ’70 7 Haley Birnbaum ’01 and Alexis Halper ’01

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Lunch in the Loop North Shore’s Chicago Spring Lunch in the Loop was held on May 2 at the Union League Club in Chicago. The presentation featured former NBC Today Show Feature Correspondent Mike Leonard, as well as Upper School History Teacher and Historian-in-Residence Kevin Randolph. A crowd of over 60 alumni, parents, parents of alumni and grandparents attended the program that focused on the importance of storytelling, and the work being done to preserve and share the School’s history in anticipation of its 100th anniversary.

begin their term with the Board this fall and include: Sarah Cody ’04, David Hines ’81, Jeannie Lea Scully ’63 and Erik Sosa-Kibby ’93. In addition, Head of School Tom Doar recognized and thanked the following outgoing board members: Suki Lipman 70, Alex Moffat ’00, Midge Chace Powell ’49 and Dina Healy Richter ’89.


Play Ball! Alumni, students and faculty showed their Raider spirit on June 2 by attending the annual baseball game! Wet weather got in the way, but people enjoyed connecting and we hope to see everyone next year.

Share Your Story You are invited to share your North Shore story or reflection using a system called Speaksake. Just follow these 3 easy steps: 1. Dial: 641.715.3365 2. At the prompt, enter 98283 followed by the # key 3. Follow the recorded instructions: Leave your message and your name then hang up. Aim for approximately 5 minutes in length.

Alumni Board Welcomes New Members In May, at the Annual Alumni Board Dinner, the new board members were introduced and welcomed by Alumni Board President Bill Bach ’87. They

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Fore! North Shore’s Annual Golf Outing The 14th Annual Golf Outing for alumni, parents, parents of alumni, faculty/staff and friends was held on June 10 at the Highland Park Country Club. It was a fun-filled day on the links followed by a lively dinner with prizes. Current parent Josh Lesnik’s foursome team placed as the winners. A special thank you to this year’s Golf Outing Sponsors: William Blair & Company, Anthony E. Blumberg Associates, LLC; The Bransfield Family, Tim Flannery, Harris Associates, L.P., KemperSports, Links Capitol Advisors, Merit Homes, Sterling Bay Companies, Turtle Wax, Inc., Jim and Tricia Valenti and Wirtz Beverage Illinois.

Photos // 1 Jeannie Lea Scully ’63, Heather Ramsey Campbell ’63 and Bruce Jarchow ’66 2 Mike Leonard and Kevin Randolph

3 John Kehoe ’88, Jeff McCarter ’88 and Bill Ake ’88 4 Brendan Leonard ’02 and Emily Breece Smith ’02 5 Ryan Randolph ’04 and Garrett Wulfsohn ’04

Join North Shore’s Linkedin Join North Shore Country Day School’s official alumni group Linkedin. The purpose of the group is to encourage networking between North Shore alumni. You will be able to have discussions, share information and easily see your North Shore connections. Please join the group!

Photos // 1 Annual alumni, student and faculty baseball game 2 David Hines ’81 and Jeff Foreman ’80 3 Hillary Wirtz ’97, Tim Flannery, Berkley Wellstein, Erin Quaglia and Chris Charnas ’83 4 Jason Giffen, Kenny Olatunji, and Mitch Ornstein

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Homecoming 2013

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Friday, October 4

2 p.m. Student Pep Rally

4:30 p.m. Field Hockey Game —TBD Soccer Game Tennis Match—TBD Volleyball Game —TBD 5–8 p.m. Art Exhibit Opening, John Almquist Gallery 6–8 p.m. Complimentary Cocktail Party for Alumni, Parents of Alumni and Faculty, Hall Library

Hotel Accommodations Highland Park Courtyard Marriott 1505 Lake Cook Road, Highland Park 847.831.3338 reserved rate of $102 a night Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel 933 Skokie Blvd., Northbrook 800.468.3571 reserved rate of $99 a night Sheraton Chicago Northbrook Hotel 1110 Willow Road, Northbrook 800.325.3535 reserved rate of $99 a night Contact Us All campus events are complimentary. For further information please contact Director of Alumni Relations, Nancy Green Whiteman ’71, 847.881.8848,

7:30 p.m. Student Homecoming Bonfire

9–11 p.m. Alumni Classes ’01–’09 Gathering Tommy Nevins Irish Pub, Evanston Complimentary Refreshments

10 a.m. Alumni & Parents of Alumni Program Welcome and School Update with Head of School Tom Doar 10:30 a.m. Francis R. Stanton Recognition

Francis R. Stanton Recognition The Stanton Recognition is given each year to an alumnus/a of the School whose life work exemplifies the School’s motto “Live and Serve.” This year’s recipient is David Misch ’68. The School will recognize his contributions to television, the movie industry and theater through comedy, entertainment and education reaching people of all ages.

*Iron Raiders are alumni who played in all sports seasons all four years in Upper School. To participate, see form on page 44.

Class of 1998 Reunion committee needed Class of 1993 Benjie de la Fuente Erik Sosa-Kibby

Class of 1963 David Bradford Jay Delaney George Schulz Jeannie Lea Scully Mitch Sisskind Barbara Schilling Stanton Mike Wartman Buff Winston Class of 1958 Lisa Guenzel Carlin

Class of 1948 Tom Pick Class of 1943 Katrina Wolcott Kelley Class of 1938 Dorie Warner Sills

1 p.m. Special Tribute to Jay Bach Doc Anderson Football Field

7 p.m. Off-Campus Reunion Class Events

Class of 2003 Charlie Doar Henry Gaud

Class of 1953 Jack Harper Ed Hines

12:15 p.m. Alumnae vs. Varsity Field Hockey Game Concession Stand and Pig Roast

4:30–5:30 p.m. Alumni Touch Football Game

Class of 2008 Madelaine Kukanza Danny Lowinger Annsley McKinney

Class of 1973 Bill Hines Sam Howe

11 a.m. “Live and Serve, Yesterday and Today” Morning Ex, Faculty Presentations

2 p.m. Football vs. Marquette Academy Halftime recognition of Iron Raiders*

Class of 1978 Reunion committee needed

Saturday, October 5

Upper School

Class of 1988 Brian Dole Courtney Williams

8 p.m. Informal Reunion Class Gatherings

10 a.m. Volleyball Game Soccer Game

Reunion Committees

Special Tribute to Jay Bach Jay Bach has been a part of the School community for 48 years. He has been a parent, coach, teacher, colleague and friend to all for over half of the School’s existence. His impact has been enormous and felt in all areas of the School. Please attend a special program and pre-game huddle in honor of Jay.

Photos // 1 Brian Jessen ’02, Anand Patel ’02 and Jordan Fisher ’02 2 Hillary Wirtz ’97 3 Richard, Betsey ’19 and Katie Freiburger 4 Pep Rally 2012

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Alumni Connections Photos from Our Past “A picture is worth a thousand words” and tells an important and interesting story. If you can identify any of these photos, please contact Director of Alumni Relations Nancy Green Whiteman ’71 , 310 Green Bay Road, Winnetka, IL 60093, or nwhiteman @ or call her at 847.8 81.8848 .

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Class Notes 1930s Jenny Hill Vincent ’30, musician-activist, celebrated her 100th birthday in April. She not only celebrated this milestone birthday but was celebrated for her half a century serving as an unofficial ambassador of the cultures of Taos County and New Mexico. Jenny founded Taos Recordings and Publications to record, preserve and promote the music and artistic cultures of Taos County. She has supported a wide range of human rights causes, among them Chicano rights and the return of Blue Lake to the Taos Pueblo. She sang for striking miners in southern New Mexico, a strike that became the basis for the film Salt of the Earth.

Her musical activities included appearances at the National Folk Festival, union meetings and related events around the country, often in the company of such figures as Pete Seeger, Paul Robeson, Woody Guthrie and Malvina Reynolds. Her involvement in folk music increasingly became an expression of and motivation for social action. In the 1940s, when use of Spanish was forbidden in state public schools, she volunteered to present musical performances and teach children songs in their own language. She continued performances for decades from public schools to Head Start programs to colleges. For her lifelong advocacy of the indigenous cultures of Taos County and New Mexico, she has been honored by the New Mexico State Division of Historical Preservation and University of New Mexico as well as has been interviewed by Amy Goodman for the radio program Democracy Now. When interviewed this year by North Shore’s Historian-in-Residence, Jenny enthusiastically spoke of North Shore’s life-long impact and how it formed her as a person. It inspired her and led her to community involvement, music and to also start a school based on the educational model of North Shore. Happy Birthday to Jenny who continues to perform her music today!

1940s Frannie Clinch Jones ’48 writes, “Since we can no longer be active sailing and racing we are content to watch others from our windows high above the action on Sarasota Bay. It’s beautiful.” Cornelia Wallace Caldwell ’42 writes, “Sad news and glad news: I lost my husband, Davis, the end of April. He was 101 years old and we had been married for 63 years. Got memories, but he leaves such a big hole. And now we have our first great grandchild, little adorable Grace. Life’s mysteries: one comes and one goes.”

1960s Rick Fall ’62 , whose wife Diane died on January 19, appreciates the cards and emails from his classmates and the brief visits with Bill Gottschalk ’62 and Guy Mercer ’62 who attended her memorial service. Robin Foote ’63 reports; “Another great trek this fall—this time to the Khum bu region in Nepal—in sight of Everest and Ama Dablan the entire time. Spectacular and very spiritual experience. We highly recommend it to any avid hikers!” Bob Butler ’66 is “enjoying our first granddaughter, after 3 boys, while I break in my two new hips. We are looking forward to our eventual move to SW Florida.” Barbara Bradford ’66 writes, “My husband Jack and I live in South Florida in the winter and Washington DC (and points north) in the summer. We like the art galleries and visiting with old friends, and sailing, skiing, tennis and golf.” David Misch ’68 is a writer, teacher and has produced programs with NBC , ABC , CBS , Fox, HBO , Disney and Universal to name a few. He has been a frequent speaker and educator on comedy, musical satire. David met with the 11th grade English class and Upper School students in theater arts classes. He shared and discussed his career and experience and reflected on his North Shore education. Suzanne Folds McCullagh ’69 and her husband became grandparents with the birth of a granddaughter, Katherine Scott McCullagh, born April 7, 2013 to their son C.W. McCullagh ’01 .

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Photos // 1 Jory Vinikour ’81 2 David Misch ’68 with performing-arts class students 3 Lisa Jones ’82 and Elizabeth Ingram ’82 4 Rocky Wirtz ’71

1970s Taber Allison ’70 reported, he was “going to be a grandfather! Daughter Catherine has a due date of May 16. Daughter Emma is in San Francisco, and son Jonathan is in New Haven. Son Alexander is in the 5th grade, and like his dad is a Yankee fan!” Pam Johnson Baratka ’79 writes, “My husband, John and I have been married 31 years!! We have raised three beautiful and smart children!! We also have three grandchildren. Our oldest, Amanda is 26. She is the Starbucks manager within the local Dominick’s just down the street from us. Her husband is a stay-at-home dad. Caelob Corbitt was born December 4, 2009 and his sister, Taetym Leslie was born April 22, 2012. Sarah Ann, who just turned 21 years old in December, is a hairdresser. She and her boyfriend Austin, have a daughter, Amiya Rose who was born May 16, 2012. They just moved to Atlanta before Thanksgiving and we miss them. Our son, Jack who is 18 years old graduated from Naperville Central this year. He is going for his B.S. /RN degree. My sister Lisa and I joke that our children get their good looks and brains from outside of the family! My sister, Leslie died September 10, 1999 from complications from type one diabetes. My grandma is still living at 102, my daddy is 80 and my mom is 78. I am truly blessed! John is an actuary and works in Westmont. I work at a teacher’s store called The Chalkboard and Toy Town in Aurora. We are all very happy and content with our lives!”

1980s Jory Vinikour ’81 , harpsichordist, provided a Morning Ex and afterwards welcomed the 1st grade on stage for a closer look at the harpsichord and to learn more about how the instrument works. Elizabeth Ingram ’82 emailed, “we had a great reunion with the class of 1983! It was so wonderful to see old friends and get caught up. Looking forward to doing it again in 2017!” Tanna Schwarz Whitman ’88, “graduated law school at University of Minnesota in 2001 and then moved to Duluth to clerk for a federal judge. While there I met a US coast guardsman who I married in 2004. I also got myself a 7-year-old step-son in that deal. We moved thereafter to Maine where I worked as a social security disability attorney. The husband was transferred again and we drove coast to coast to relocate to Washington State, which was great for me because that was where I grew up. I worked as a paralegal during our three years there. After spending 254/354 days away from home on his last ship my husband decided to retire and so coast to coast we drove again and moved back to Maine where I returned to my old job. Hopefully we are here for awhile now!” Charlie Beauchamp ’88 wrote, “Harriet and I have had two more children, twins in 2001, girls, Olivia and Antonia. We haven’t moved again though and I’m also still working at Citigroup in London so no change there either.”

Congratulations to Rocky Wirtz ’71 and the Blackhawks for winning the Stanley Cup again!

Decade Representative Profile

Hall Healy ’59 What part of your North Shore Country Day School experience has remained with you in your life?

Many aspects of North Shore have remained with me—some subtle, some not so, some conscious, others subconscious. One of the most joyful is the love of music and singing which was greatly supported and nurtured by Vin Allison, his singing lessons and the Gilbert and Sullivan musicals. A sense of inquiry was sparked by Perry Dunlap Smith, Virginia Deane’s dynamism, Mac McCarty’s smile and his easy-going nature with lots of inner strength.

What motivates you to continue your support of North Shore and how do you encourage other alumni in your decade to participate?

I am motivated by knowing how important my North Shore education was—an understanding which has grown over the years as my perspective has broadened. I encourage alumni to think about how the School continues to offer the same kinds of opportunities that we had and more, and how North Shore stays up-to-date with exciting curriculum, able leadership and campus renovations.

Why is it important to you to support Annual Giving?

Without the support of Alumni and the entire North Shore community, the School would have a difficult time continuing to offer an excellent educational environment, particularly with the increasing costs faced by every institution today.

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Alex White ’88 reports, “outside of my day job I am a runner and coach at Houston Fit Running Club. I will be flying up with 15 people from the group and will be running the Chicago Marathon on October 13. Hoping it will be cooler in Chicago than it usually is here. This will be my 4th marathon.” Scott Koral ’89 has become a news producer at KRON-TV .

1990s Wendy Warner ’90 performed the Elgar Cello Concerto with the Evanston Symphony Orchestra on Sunday, May 5 at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall on the Northwestern University campus. Nadia Nagib Wallace ’94 reports, “I can hardly believe that I’ve been a Brooklyner for 13 years now! My husband Chris and I and our children, John Nagib Wallace and Lila Lauren Wallace, are doing great. After 10 years of balancing litigation with motherhood, ineptly, and relying on the Pilates method of exercise to survive it all, I decided last year to dive deeper into Pilates by training to become a teacher. The training has been fantastic. Now my tag line is “Pilates with Nadia—teaching Pilates and the joy of movement in NYC .” Teaching is indeed a joy and a privilege for me! The North Shore video on The Third Teacher is great, and the new Upper School space looks fantastic! As I embark on my new career, teaching Pilates and the joy of movement in NYC , I find myself drawn more and more to questions of ergonomics, healthy body alignment and body mechanics for kids as they grow. The thoughtful attention paid by NSCDS to these issues, and many other important learning issues, in the design of the new space is inspiring! I do wish John and Lila could attend NSCDS . Somehow we’ve become Brooklyners when we least expected it. They are both happy and thriving at Packer Collegiate Institute, which is like a strong gravitational pull rooting us here. NSCDS will always be a unique and special school community, but I do find Packer is not unlike NSCDS in many ways. One example that I feel NSCDS ers would appreciate: Packer has a great “conflict resolution” curriculum that threads through the whole school, beginning with teaching very young children how to share crayons and talk through challenges on the playground, and moving up into some very impressive work with upper schoolers on dispute resolution.”

Jenny Edidin ’94 writes, “I finally finished my Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Loyola University Chicago in 2010, with a specialty in children and families. I went on to complete my postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at the University of Chicago, where I was involved in a variety of clinical and research activities, including a study that examined the neurocognitive and psychiatric effects of homelessness. I completed my fellowship last summer and joined the Evaluation Center for Learning, a private practice in Northfield. My husband and I have been living in Chicago, although we plan to move up north soon to be closer to my family and practice. We had a son in October 2010 and have another due in April. With that said, I am looking forward to my 20th reunion next year. It is always a kick to see my classmates and to hear how they have been spending their time.” Peter DeYoung ’94 is working as the West Coast Scouting Supervisor for the Padres.

2000s Allie Horevitz ’01 attended graduate school at Berkeley and received her master in social work in May. Lizzie Horevitz ’01 attended graduate school at Berkeley and received her PhD in social welfare in May.

Kate Cummings ’06 works at the Center for Humans and Nature in Chicago and is a managing editor. Kevin Nathan ’08 has completed his studies in sports administration at University of Cincinnati. Madelaine Kukanza ’08 is currently the administrative director at the Sports Shed. Danielle Gensburg ’08 is a freelance writer for Chicago Tribune covering Lake Forest, Libertyville and Vernon Hills, IL . Lisa Doi ’09 “received the James Brister Society (JBS) Student Leadership Award at Penn State University. Each year, the JBS presents awards to faculty and students of color who have worked to advance JBS ’ mission on campus. The JBS Student and Faculty Leadership Awards recognize students and faculty of color who demonstrate leadership, exemplify excellence, and advance diversity at Penn.” Peter Callahan ’09 won the 1500m at the Ivy League Championship at Princeton University this spring. Katy Cherry ’09 is a continuing scholar at University of Chicago this fall (2013) in the masters of arts in social sciences’ program with full scholarship focusing on neuropsychology.

She graduated this past spring from Northeastern Illinois University, Summa Cum Laude, Honors Scholar and is a member of Alpha Chi (National College Honor Scholarship Society) Her majors were psychology with double minor in social justice, and child advocacy. Katy has received a number of other awards for leadership and academic excellence while at Northeastern.

Jessica Carleton ’01 is in the cast of In the Company of Men at Profiles Theater, Chicago. This is its premiere production at the Profiles Theater. In the Company of Men created a firestorm of controversy with wildly divergent yet passionate opinions. It received the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay, the Filmmaker’s Trophy at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival and The New York Film Critics Award for Best First Feature. Henry Gaud ’03 is a project manager for construction projects. His company acts as a consultant managing all aspects of a building project—permits, architect, contractor etc.

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Mary Rowley ’05 lives in Hawaii where she is a barista at Morning Brew Coffee and she teaches meditative yoga. She has also written a children’s book (not published) called Sisters in the Siani and created art work including True of Life.

Emily Smith ’00 and fiance Ryan Fleek, Pieter and Abby Smith De Jager ’03 and former faculty member Shirley Smith Johnston with husband Ken stopped by to visit the North Shore campus in June.

2010s Max Chung ’12 has an internship at Vibe magazine in New York City over this summer. Max attends Tulane University. Jack Foley ’12 starred in an indie film in Chicago called Advantage: Weinberg (David Singer, director). His performance was nominated for a best actor award here. The film was accepted by the Cannes Film Festival and was screened in the competition in May. Danielle Mulligan ’12 took a gap year and presented a Morning Ex program on her experience in the Amazon and what she learned of the circumstances of Chevron/Texaco oil production and its devastating impact on the environment and indigenous people.

Photos // 1 Pieter and Abby Smith De Jager ’03, Ken and Shirley Smith Johnston, Emily Smith ’00 and fiance Ryan Fleek 2 Danielle Mulligan ’12 3 David Osberg, Jay Bach and George Mitchell 4 Sherry Gormanous, Joyce Lopas and Beth Foster

Former Faculty Thomas Wright (faculty member 1969–1970 6th and 8th grade science) emailed, “I live in Cape Elizabeth, ME and have three sons and a daughter. My oldest son is an MIT PhD and Harvard Medical school grad and now in research/practice at Columbia University. My second son is a biologist at the local medical center and my third son is an assistant editor and writer in Brooklyn. He published his first novel Pendulum Rift by Virgil Blackwell and started an art/lit community/magazine named Exit Strata. My daughter is in Burlington, VT as an event specialist for the children’s hospital. I taught another year after North Shore then worked as software consultant/manager for three companies. Mostly as an integrated database specialist and in 1987 developed pioneering work with assistance from IBM in using 3D modeling, expert systems and an integrated database in architecture/engineering/ construction of large facilities such as refineries and nuclear power plants. I presently enjoy assisting in an ESL classroom. I am passionate about reform in STEM curriculum and etymology. I continue to enjoy skiing including Tuckerman’s Ravine, wind surfing, biking, triathlons, and tennis. I send my best to all.”

The Annual Former Faculty and Staff Lunch was held on May 3. The luncheon gave the opportunity for all to reconnect and hear a School update from Head of School Tom Doar. Those who attended included: Larry Aggens, Bob Beerheide, Nancy Emrich Freeman, John Foley, Beth Foster, Sherry Gormanous, Betsy Gray, Julie Hall, Carolyn Howard, Liz Price Hunt ’42, Joyce Lopas, Caroline Ingram McCarty, George Mitchell, Dave and Alice Osberg, Linda Semel, Helen Whittlesey.

Engagements Emily Smith ’00 to Ryan Fleek Catharine Kleiman Bell ’79 to William T. Bartholomay

Marriages Abby Smith ’03 to Pieter De Jager March 30, 2013

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Births Jeremy Jakovcic August 27, 2012 Wendy Warner ’90 and Zoran Jakovcic Jordana Tiffany Randall November 6, 2012 Joyce Randall ’02 Eleanor Jeanne Meyer February 19, 2013 Emily and Andrew Meyer ’00 Haley Claire Bocso April 4, 2013 Alex and Allison Kaplan Bosco ’03 Katherine Scott McCullagh April 7, 2013 Amber and C.W. McCullagh ’01 Josephine Danielle Harrigan April 10, 2013 Patrick and Eliza Durbin Harrigan ’97 Georgia Morphew Doar June 12, 2013 Shaina and Tom Doar ’00

Events Alumni /Homecoming Weekend October 4–5 (Complete schedule on page 37)

Annual Giving /Hannaford Recognition Event October 24

Lunch in the Loop November 21 Union League Club, Chicago

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Young Alumni & Faculty Gathering December 20 Tommy Nevin’s Pub, Evanston

Alumni & Faculty Basketball Tournament TBD Mac Gym

For more information on events, contact the Alumni Office,, 847.881.8848.

In Memoriam Cathleen Moran Elisha October 2, 2012 Wife of Michael Elisha ’80 Sister-in-law of Lynn Elisha Hansen ’74, W. Robert Elisha ’77 and Jody Turley Elisha ’77 Aunt of Laura Hansen ’04

Leon A. Carrow April 10, 2013 Step-father of Sandy Locke ’68 and Anita Locke Philipsborn ’69

David W. Davis November 3, 2012 Husband of Andronike Janus ’60

Anthony Lupien April 11, 2013 Husband of Miriam Fenstein Lupien ’80 Brother-in-law of Divah Feinstein Greenberg ’78, Joel Feinstein ’77 and the late Seth Feinstein ’76

Priscilla Payne Hurd ’37 February 5, 2013

Harriet Kelman Temkin ’53 April 11, 2013

William B. Miller, Jr. March 17, 2013 Father of Elizabeth Miller Leonard ’80

Ann Whitfield Roberts ’53 April 19, 2013 Wife of John Roberts ’49 Mother of Murray Roberts ’79

Davis Caldwell April, 2013 Husband of Cornelia Wallace Caldwell ’42

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John R. Stibolt ’69 May 3, 2013 Brother of Tom Stibolt ’67, Bob Stibolt ’72 and Nancy Stibolt Schultz ’73

Herbert C. Johnson, Jr. ’46 May 7, 2013 Husband of Anita Melohn Johnson ’46

Wilson Askew Jaicks, Jr. June 23, 2013 Father of David Jaicks ’76 Rawleigh Warner, Jr. June 26, 2013 Brother of Dorothy Warner Sills ’38 and Suzanne Warner Kenly ’41 Diana Leahy Gentles ’49 June 30, 2013 Mother of Kathy Gentles Beeck ’84 Grandmother of Katie Gentles ’10 Robert A. Haugh ’58 July 5, 2013 Philip Boal ’75 July 6, 2013 Brother of Winifred Boal ’69, Thomas Boal ’71

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