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Park Tudor

Phoenix Spring 2014

• Alumni restaurateurs • Growing up at Lilly Orchard, circa 1919

On the Cover Seniors in this fall’s Art Seminar course used contemporary art to illustrate the impact of plastic pollution in the marine environment. They designed and built this sculpture installed in the Upper School Wood Room in early December as part of an exhibition titled “Making the Invisible - Visible.” The student artists collected more than 1,900 discarded plastic bottles to create this chandelier to help illustrate the volume of plastic that pollutes waterways and the question, “What can we do as a community to change our habits and make an invisible problem visible?” Photo by Ravi Shah ’14.

Park Tudor School Mission Park Tudor School’s exceptional educators and extraordinary opportunities prepare students to become confident and resourceful lifelong learners. The school community creates an inspiring college-preparatory learning environment for highly motivated young people in junior kindergarten through grade 12.

From the Archives

PARK TUDOR SCHOOL Head of School Dr. Matthew D. Miller Editor Lisa A. Hendrickson ’77 Editor Emeritus C.J. Foxlow Class Notes Cassie Dull, Julia Sipes Graphic Design/ Photography Stefanie Dean ’05 Director of Strategic Communications Cathy Yingling Chapelle ’87 Director of Development and Alumni Relations Douglas Allen Assistant Director of Development, Alumni Gretchen Hueni 2013-14 Alumni Association Board President Lindsay Elder Thornton ’95 Vice President Joe Hawkins ’96 Secretary Beth Tolbert Johnson ’03

Styles may change, but high-school dances stand the test of time, as you can see in this photo of a 1947 Tudor Hall dance. Left to right, Lucy Blanton ’47 and Frederick Marston (Park School ’48), Rebecca Kimber and unidentified date, Mary Jensen Mahony ’47 and Carl Eveleigh Jr. (Park School ’48), and Ted Daniels and Georgianne Davis Neal ’47. Photo by Fitch Studio.

Treasurer Nikhil Gunale ’96 Past President Cathy Yingling Chapelle ’87 Alumni Association Directors Kate Engle ’95 Eric Gershman ’98 Carlie Irsay Gordon ’99 Emily Ristine Holloway ’94 Matt Kleymeyer ’00 Jonathan McDowell ’02 Vanessa Stiles ’88 Kelly Lamm Teller ’87 Zach Wills ’03

Contents Spring 2014

Features Growing up at Lilly Orchard, circa 1919


Feeding their souls: Alumni restaurateurs make their marks By Lisa Hendrickson ’77


Departments News of the School

Report from the Head of School Student news Focus on faculty Winter athletic update


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Alumni News


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Greetings from Alumni Board President Alumni calendar of events Alumni Weekend 2014

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Background photo: Riley Meek ’28 makes a snow angel during the Junior Kindergarten Winter Olympics in February.

The Phoenix is published three times annually for alumni, friends, and parents of Park Tudor School. We welcome your comments and suggestions. Please send them to: Lisa Hendrickson, Editor Park Tudor School 7200 N. College Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46240-3016 317/409-3248 Fax: 317/415-2714

News of the School Report from the Head of School: Building on Park Tudor’s traditions and legacy By Dr. Matthew D. Miller

At a time when the world around us seems

to be changing with increasing frequency, Park Tudor’s stability and dedication to its traditions, academic and otherwise, provide a meaningful point of reference for our entire school community. We remain focused on our mission to deliver a broad academic experience and other extraordinary opportunities for our students. The constants at Park Tudor will always be true—professional and passionate educators, dedicated staff, extraordinary opportunities, and of course a close-knit and dynamic community. As we consider the future of a Park Tudor education, three themes are central to our conversation: 1) ensuring a broad, liberal-arts experience without sacrificing the ability to deeply explore an area of interest, 2) the importance of core values and character education as they relate to the student experience and our expectations for learning outcomes, and finally, 3) teaching our students to use technology in a skillful and discriminating manner. Indeed, while we stay committed to traditional disciplines and the time-honored skills of critical reading, strong writing, and effective communication, we continue to look for ways to integrate disciplines and find authentic venues for students to explore specific areas of interest. The Liberal-Arts Experience With this in mind, this spring we launched the LOGOS Science Research Program, a multi-year course of study (including summer 2014) for strong science students in the 11th and 12th grades. Building on a multi-year objective to expand science and computer-science offerings (recent initiatives include new courses in Microbiology and Bioinformatics, and collaborative work between Environmental Science and Arts Seminar classes), this program is specifically designed for students who desire to expand and hone their skills and knowledge, especially in terms of qualitative and quantitative research. The LOGOS Program is also intended to encourage students to consider studying science in college and potentially pursue a


career in a STEM-related field by providing them the opportunity to work in nearby universities and private labs as part of a summer internship experience. With these curricular additions in science, as well as other exciting initiatives that include exchange programs with schools in China and Guatemala and enhanced offerings in the Humanities, we are providing additional opportunities for students to dive deeply into particular areas of interest, all while maintaining our traditional broad academic experiences and remaining true to our focus on foundational skills. Defining Core Values We also continue to look for authentic ways to expand and to reinforce our commitment to character education and school-wide core values. Over the last few months, the community—as part of the strategic-planning process—has worked hard on refining and documenting these core values: integrity, intellectual engagement, resourcefulness, respect, and responsibility. While none of them is new at Park Tudor, the emphasis on clearly defining them and using them explicitly to inform our thinking represents a renewed focus. Like our commitment to a broad academic experience, the importance of creating ethical, thoughtful citizens equipped to engage intellectually and in a community is critical to the long-term success of our graduates. Community Engagement Coupled with these is an increasing focus on community engagement and service-learning opportunities, which allow students to develop a passion, pursue it deeply, and focus it on an area that is real and tangible. The Middle School’s recent project, Shoes for Swaziland, represents an excellent example of this sort of community-based, student-led opportunity. In partnership with Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet High School, Park Tudor Middle School students collected shoes (more than 400 pairs) to be delivered to kids in Swaziland. The students from Crispus Attucks visited Park Tudor and spoke to our students about their trip to Africa and the

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challenges students there face every day. Their heartfelt talk truly solidified how this sort of service partnership can challenge and motivate our students and help them to expand their horizons. These are moments when students harness the skills they have developed and focus them clearly on a specific area of interest or on a perennial challenge in the broader community. Technology Education Finally, as Thomas Friedman notes in a “New York Times” article titled “If I Had a Hammer” (January 11, 2014), as technology becomes more ubiquitous and drives change, we need to design an education that allows our students to “‘race with machines’ not against them.” At the same time, however, we must teach our students a balanced and healthy approach to technology. After a successful introduction of iPads to the Lower School in the 2012-13 academic year, we launched a 1:1 iPad program in the Middle School this fall. The rollout has been a huge success. We now deliver many textbooks in a digital format, and students annotate, take notes, share information, produce content, and are increasingly experienced at leveraging the e-tools in support of their work. In addition, students are forced to evaluate, navigate, and

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engage with technology. In the process they are becoming more sophisticated, judicious and comfortable working with technology and the devices that support it. Similarly, in the Upper School our membership in the Global Online Academy (GOA) has provided our oldest students a window into the online global community. Through the GOA, our students work with peers from around the world in diverse online courses such as Bioethics, “9/11 in a Global Context,” and “Global Voices: Poetry.” These courses are taught by faculty members from leading independent schools around the world, providing our students

with instructors accustomed to working with high-school students and who are familiar with independent-school education. We are excited that several of our own faculty members have been asked to teach GOA courses next year, which is a testament to their expertise and also offers them a significant growth opportunity. To learn more about the GOA, I invite you to visit As we move forward in developing our PT2020 Strategic Plan, we will continue to seek innovative ways to enhance the Park Tudor experience while holding firm to our legacy and its many traditions.

In particular, the strategic planning process has affirmed our commitment to a well-rounded experience—academics, athletics, and the arts—as well as to the timehonored aspects of a traditional education. We also are creating new opportunities for expanded, in-depth academic and characterdefining experiences. Our goal is to clearly chart a path forward that is consistent with the past, but responsive to the evolving needs of our students. This is an exciting time to be in education, and an especially exciting time to be at Park Tudor.

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ning process is the opportunity to reflect on everything from the school mission to core values to the long-term strategic vision for the school. The Steering Committee, comprised of faculty, parents, board members and alumni, presented emerging strategic goals to members of the Park Tudor community during Foster Hall discussion sessions in December. An initial draft of PT2020 was presented to the Board of Directors at its February meeting. Head of School Dr. Matthew Miller will present an update session on Saturday, April 26 during Alumni Weekend. All are invited to attend (see the Alumni Weekend schedule on page 24 for additional details). You’ll hear more about PT2020 in the summer issue of The Phoenix.

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s reported in the Fall 2013 issue of The Phoenix, the development of a strategic plan and campus master plan is underway. Over the course of this school year, the Strategic Planning Steering Committee has conducted more than 55 learning sessions to solicit input from more than 650 members of the Park Tudor community. In the fall, the committee also met with and solicited feedback from community leaders and education experts. The process involves both the development of a campus master plan and PT2020, an overarching strategic plan that will guide the school in the future. The campus master plan is a flexible framework for facilities and future physical change to the campus, focusing on where future buildings should be placed and how current structures will evolve. The Strategic Plan-


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East meets West

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new exchange program recently brought Chinese high-school students to Park Tudor and is sending Park Tudor students to China this summer. In January, five students from Beijing High School #4 International Campus (BHSIC) spent two-and-a-half weeks getting to know their Park Tudor Upper School counterparts. The two girls and three boys were joined by their chaperone, a BHSIC psychology teacher. In addition to attending U.S. history, English, biology and music classes, they toured the city and attended events including a girls basketball game, the Upper School performance of “Dracula,” and a Chinese New Year celebration. Each student stayed with a Park Tudor family. Dr. Caroline Lee-Thompson, director of Park Tudor’s Chinese Studies program, coordinated the exchange. This summer, a small group of Park Tudor students will accompany one or two Park Tudor teachers to Beijing for a similar cultural-immersion program. BHSFIC is widely considered one of China’s finest schools and a pioneer in science and mathematics education. The school recently opened a separate international campus that hosts students from around the world. This is the second new international exchange program introduced at Park Tudor this year. The Upper School also is hosting two Guatemalan students as part of the Faces and our Cultures program. In addition, fourth- and fifth-grade students have the opportunity to travel on a ten-day trip to Valladolid, Spain in March. This will be the fourth trip to Valladolid for Lower School students as part of a partnership with Colegio Internacional de Valladolid. Students will stay in pairs with host families, taking day trips to the historic cities of Segovia and Salamanca and visiting local cultural sites. The Lower School also has an exchange with the Scuola Italiana di Montevideo in Uruguay.

Tudor Golf Outing. This annual fundraiser, which supports Park Tudor and its athletic programs, is scheduled for Monday, June 16 at the Brickyard Crossing Golf Course. Sponsorship opportunities are available for those who would like to support the event but are unable to participate. For more information or to register, contact Julia Sipes in the Park Tudor Development and Alumni Relations Office at jsipes@ or 317/415-2768.

the Park Tudor campus via social media: Twitter: @parktudor and @ptpanthers Instagram: @parktudor

You also will find the latest news, videos and photos on the Park Tudor website:

Cealia Tolliver ’18 and her grandmother Deborah Agnew work together on an iPad project during Grandparents and Special Friends’ Day on November 26, 2013.


ark Tudor’s Summer 2014 program will offer more than 100 classes, camps and workshops for central Indiana students in preschool through high school. The regular summer programming will run from June 9 to August 1. A brochure and class registration are available on the Park Tudor website.


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Seniors win national science honors

Several Park Tudor students are capping

their senior year by winning high honors in two top national science competitions. Seniors Amy Cohn, Dan Fu, Chris Hsu and Jason Zhao were honored in the Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology, and Cohn also won honors in the Intel Science Talent Search. Cohn was a regional finalist in the Siemens Competition and a semifinalist in the Intel Science Talent Search for her astronomy research. Her project, “Detecting Reddening by Dust for Star Clusters in the Andromeda Galaxy,” was based on her research with Dr. Raja Guha Thakurta and his graduate student, Claire Dorman, at the University of California-Santa Cruz last summer. Cohn analyzed data from two of the world’s premier optical telescopes: the Hubble Space Telescope and the Keck II 10 meter telescope on Mauna Kea in Hawaii. She submitted an 18-page report describing her research, analysis techniques and results to the Siemens competition. Her efforts resulted in a $1,000 prize and the opportunity to compete against four others at the regional individual competition in November. Nationally, 30 individual and 30 team projects were selected from 1,599 submissions for the regional finals. Seniors Dan Fu, Chris Hsu and Jason Zhao were named team semifinalists in the same competition. Hsu and Zhao worked together on a computer-science project, “Modeling Blood Brain Barrier Permeability Across Drug Classes Based on Fingerprint and Molecular Descriptor Space Similarity Searching.” Fu and his teammate Patrick Tan of Carmel High School, who placed second as a team in the 2012 national competition, were named semifinalists for their project “Orexinergic Neurotransmission in Temperature Responses to Methamphetamine and Stress: Mathematical Modeling as a Data Assimilation Approach.” Nationwide, 2,255 students with 1,504 projects registered to compete in this year’s Siemens competition. Seven Park Tudor students have won honors in the competition in the past 13 years. Past honorees

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Inclusion in the Presidential Scholars Program, now in its 50th year, is one of the highest honors bestowed upon graduating seniors. Scholars are selected based upon superior academic and artistic achievements, leadership qualities, strong character and involvement in community and school activities. A national panel of educators will select 560 semifinalists in early April.

National Merit finalists

Ten members of the Park Tudor Class Chris Hsu

Jason Zhao

include a semifinalist (Neena Parikh ’10), two second-place winners (Dan Fu ’14) and two grand-prize winners (Chris Mihelich ’99 and Jeffrey Shen ’11). In the Intel Science Talent Search, Cohn was one of 300 semifinalists selected from among 1,794 entrants. She received a $1,000 award for her “outstanding research,” while Park Tudor received $1,000 “to recognize excellence in teaching and school support of individual student research.” She presented a poster on her research at the American Astronomical Society in Washington, DC on January 9. The Intel Science Talent Search, a program of Society for Science & the Public is the nation’s most prestigious scienceresearch competition for high-school seniors. The Siemens Competition is a signature program of the Siemens Foundation, a leading supporter of science, technology, engineering and mathematics education in the United States, and is administered by the College Board.

Three tapped as Presidential Scholar candidates

Three seniors have been named candi-

dates in the national Presidential Scholars program. Amy Cohn, Dan Fu and Alexa Petrucciani were among 3,000 selected from among the nearly 3.4 million highschool seniors in the U.S.

of 2014 have been named National Merit Scholarship Finalists. Amy Cohn, Dan Fu, Chris Gregory, Chris Hsu, Alexandra Lombardo, Victoria Longe, Alexa Petrucciani, Michael Xu, Jason Zhao and Mia Zhao will compete with approximately 15,000 finalists for 8,000 National Merit Scholarships. In addition, seniors Samone Blair, Danielle Johnson and Victoria Longe have been named National Achievement Scholarship Finalists. They have the opportunity to be awarded one of 800 National Achievement Scholarships, which will be selected this spring.

Computer whizzes

Two Park Tudor teams were the only

competitors from Indiana to advance to the semifinals of this year’s CyberPatriot Competition, a national high-school cyber defense competition that tests students’ abilities to uncover and remedy computersecurity issues. One of these two teams now has advanced to the finals as well. The competition was created by the Air Force Association to inspire highschool students to explore careers in cyber security or other STEM disciplines. Park Tudor’s teams have advanced to the semifinals in three of the past four years, and placed fifth out of 12 teams in the National Finals in Park Tudor’s first year of competition in 2011. For the first time this year, Park Tudor fielded two teams in the Open Division national semifinals on January 18. Of more than 600 teams, the top 50 advanced to the semifinals and only 12 to the finals. In the

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News of the School Spring 2014 Park Tudor School continued from page 7 six-hour competition, teams were asked to find and repair three malconfigured virtual computers and a fourth virtual computer to test the students’ networking knowledge. Winning finalist honors were Team 2 members: seniors Dan Fu, Thomas Klimek, Victoria Longe, Will Noel and Jason Zhao; juniors Douglass Boshkoff, Dan Gimeno and Matthew Muhoberac, and freshman Zeba Kokan. Winning semifinalist honors were Team 1 members: seniors Chris Gregory, Chris Hsu, Katelynn Kyker, Ruben Schuckit and Mattie Shepard; and sophomores Angela Li, Justin Lueck and Quinton Petrucciani. Park Tudor Systems Support Specialist Bryon Realey, along with Chris Horting of Northrop Grumman and Mark Hindsley of EMC, are team mentors. • Amanda Li, Laurel Fink, Angi Li and Sophie Spartz were selected as 20132014 recipients of the NCWIT Indiana Affiliate Award for Aspirations in Computing. Twenty awards were given to young women throughout the state, with Park Tudor students receiving four of them. Spartz won for the third consecutive year. Students are recognized for their aptitude and interest in information technology/computing, solid leadership ability, academic history, and plans for post-secondary education. • Park Tudor’s sixth-grade Vex IQ team placed third in the City of Indianapolis Vex Robotics Championship. David Bender, Parker Laughner, John Miller and Hudson Reamer competed against 32 teams to finish among the top three. Led by Middle School math teacher DJ Weymuth, the team participated in 83 qualifying matches over the course of the two-day contest.

year’s national champion, Fishers High School, clinching a divisional title for the Panthers in the White River Academic League and qualifying for the Tournament of Champions in February and the State Championships in March. Team members include seniors Dan Fu, Alexandra Lombardo, AJ Stautz and Evan Sumner; juniors Rishi Bolla, Matthew Muhoberac, Robert Myrehn, Nathan Mytelka and Michaela Tinkey; sophomores Joe Lybik and Anish Thyagarajan; and freshmen Zeba Kokan, Hannah Resnick and Aidan Wiesinger.

Speech and Debate

The Park Tudor Speech and Debate teams

are making their marks again this year. The Debate team twice won the second-place Sweepstakes Trophy in the Lincoln-Douglas Debate category at competitions in January. At the District Competition, Pavani Peri ’16 qualified to be a first alternate at the NFL Nationals this summer. Bobby Crossin ’16 placed as a third alternate, Caven Montel ’15 placed eighth, and Lizzie Polak ’16 placed in the top ten.

The Scripps Howard Spelling Bee fea-

tures an important change this year—the addition of a vocabulary component. Fourth-grader Garrett Reamer won the Lower School competition by correctly spelling “alienate,” advancing to the District Bee, while eighth-grader Victor Xiao advanced to the Regional Bee. Eighth-grader Declan Martin won the Park Tudor Geography Bee by defeating nine other finalists in the championship round.

Scholastic winners


ark Tudor Middle and Upper School students claimed 24 Gold Key and 21 Silver Key awards in this year’s Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Competition for Central and Southern Indiana. A panel of regional artists, writers, and writing and art professionals selected the works as among the most exceptional in the 54-county region. Gold Key winners will advance to the national competition this spring. Winners also were honored at an exhibition and awards ceremony at Clowes Memorial Hall in March. Faculty members Heather Teets, Kathy Campbell, Barb Beattie, Laura Gellin, Jan Guffin, Jane Sidey and Liz Odmark worked with students in preparing entries.

Digital Art: Alec Stanley ’15

The Park Tudor Brain Game team started


Bee season

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Quiz teams advance its season with impressive wins over Southport, 28-9, and Pike, 49-31, in the Westfield Insurance/Channel 13 Brain Game competition. Team members are seniors AJ Stautz (captain), Dan Fu, Alexandra Lombardo and junior Michaela Tinkey. They will compete in the “Elite 8” round in March. Meanwhile, the Panther varsity and junior varsity Quiz Bowl teams completed their regular seasons with impressive 6-1 records. The varsity squad defeated last

At a meet of more than 400 students at Greensburg High School in November, all members of the Speech team placed among the top ten in their events. The Debate coach is Jonathan Polak; Speech team advisors are Tam Tudor and Amy Kerr.

Drawing: Anna Kelley ’18, Julia King ’18, Elizabeth Lueck ’18, Sophia Miller ’18, Claire O’Dell ’18, Sophie O’Neill ’14, Kamryn Sarratt ’18, Samantha Reese ’15 Artwork by freshman Elizabeth Niculescu was featured on the cover of the December issue of Molecular Psychiatry, an international scientific journal and the top journal in the field of psychiatry. The image illustrated an article written by her father, neurologist Dr. Alexander Niculescu, about biomarkers’ use in predicting suicidality. Photo of Sir Laurence Olivier in Hamlet (1948). Reprinted courtesy of Nature Publishing Group.

Photography: Beatrice Phillips ’16, Aidan Rominger ’18 Silver Key Awards Ceramics/Glass: Sophia Miller ’18 Drawing: Ella Tobias ’18 Painting: Natalie Smitherman ’16

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Photography: Annie McCarter ’16, Claire O’Dell ’18, Beatrice Phillips ’16, Dan Rayl ’15, Samantha Schacht ’14, Abigail Sogard ’16 Honorable Mention Art Portfolio: Ravi Shah ’14 Ceramics/Glass: Pemberton McGuire ’19 Drawing: Matthew Heck ’18, Maggie Johnston ’16, Zac Li ’15 Photography: Lily Adams ’18, Shelby Brown ’14, Taylor Cassidy ’15, Annie McCarter ’16, Mary Osbourne ’18, Lizzie Polak ’16, Dan Rayl ’15 WRITING Gold Key Awards Poetry: Max Alter ’17, Wes Clark ’17, Sophia George ’19, Alex Honigford ’17, Maazin Jawad ’17, Sarah Klotz ’16, Sophie O’Neill ’14 Portfolio: Sophie O’Neill, Keenan Rhodes ’14 Personal Essay/Memoir: Sophia George ’19, Matilde Gomez Diez ’19, Sophie Spartz ’14

Four-time Pulitzer-Prize-winning photojournalist William Snyder offered the final presentation in this year’s Visiting Artist Series on January 20. The series kicked off on September 20 with ceramicist Rachel Bleil and was followed by a visit from cyanotype artist Tasha Lewis on November 8. In addition to offering an artist talk and exhibition, each artist met with Park Tudor art students in the classroom to share their work. Snyder, currently chair of the Rochester Institute of Technology Photojournalism program, talked with Lizzie Polak ’16 during a photography class.

Short Story: Julia King ’18 Silver Key Awards Poetry: Wes Clark, Elizabeth Dassow ’17 Personal Essay/Memoir: Ethan Jackson ’15, Alexandra Lombardo ’14, Priya Mirmira ’15, A.J. Stautz ’14 Poetry: Mia LaBarge ’17, Natalie Odmark ’17, Abigail Plewes ’17, Mattie Shepard ’14, Ruben Shuckit ’14, Lucy Spartz ’17 Honorable Mention Personal Essay/Memoir: Lexi Adams ’15, Julia Amstutz ’14, Abby Anderson ’19, Samone Blair ’14, Ayesha Chou ’19, Nicolas Hornedo ’15, Chris Hsu ’14, Myles Markey ’15, Ravi Shah, Cassidy Zimmerman ’15 Poetry: Kyle Eckerle ’17, Lucy Keller ’17, Sophie O’Neill, Michaela Tinkey ’15

Upper School students performed the romantic comedy “Almost, Maine” on November 9 and 10. Developed at the Cape Cod Theater Project in 2002, “Almost, Maine” has been produced by nearly 2,000 theater companies in the United States, making it one of the most frequently produced plays of the past decade. Kate Kimbell ’15 and Nicholas Gehring ’16, shown above, were among the cast members. To see additional photos of the production, visit the Park Tudor website.

Portfolio: Mattie Shepard


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Top honors to “Artisan”


he 2013 issue of the Upper School literary magazine “The Artisan” has been honored with two national awards from the American Scholastic Press Association, and the highest possible state-level award from the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). On the national level, the magazine won First Place with special merit for the seventh year in a row, the highest honor awarded by the American Scholastic Press Association. The issue also won “Most Outstanding Literary and Arts Magazine,” the highest honor awarded by the American Scholastic Press Association for high schools of similar size. On the state level, “The Artisan” was the only magazine in Indiana to receive the rank of Highest Award by the NCTE’s Program to Recognize Excellence in Student Literary Magazines. Kudos to faculty advisor Laura Gellin, Senior Editor Mattie Shepard ’14, Junior Editor Dan Fu ’14 and staff members Reilly Byxbee ’16, Taylor Byxbee ’14, Amy Cohn ’14, Kara Huster ’13, Joseph Komari ’14, Alexandra Lombardo ’14, Lisa Muloma ’13, Leah Shuckit ’14, Ruben Shuckit ’14, Linda Tauscher ’14, DeForest Williamson ’14 and Mia Zhao ’14.

Sarah Enkema, Sophie Chadderton and Jacob Eckerle were among the seventh-graders participating in the Million Meal Marathon at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 5. All Park Tudor seventh-graders joined 3,500 other volunteers to pack up to one million life-saving meals. The meals packed at the Million Meal Marathon are distributed locally and globally through nongovernmental organizations. Student Margherita Firenze collaborated with sixth-grade science teacher Eli Salatich to create a two-minute video of the project, which won $5,000 to support Kids Against Hunger of Central Indiana, a humanitarian food-aid organization.

Student musicians • Nicholas Gehring ’16 and Natalie Long ’18, voice students of Barbara Horine, participated in recitals presented on November 16 by the Junior and Student Sections of Indianapolis Matinee Musicale. Horine is a board member and arranged the student program, which also included pianists and instrumentalists. The Park Tudor students were accompanied by Jennifer Hufford, a member of the piano faculty. • Third-grade members of the Young Strings Program gave pointers to future music educators in their morning concert for Butler String Students at Park Tudor on November 15. Orchestra Director Lorelei Farlow set up the exchange as part of her Butler University String Techniques course.


Park Tudor students collected an impressive 485 blankets, sheets and towels to provide to Wheeler Mission as part of its “Warm Up Wheeler” drive. These items are significant needs for Wheeler in the winter, when more homeless people seek a warm place to sleep. Each student and faculty member received a fleece ribbon to tie on their backpack as a reminder to bring in a blanket but also as a symbol of students’ desire to help the homeless. Student Council members in the Lower School, Community Connector students in the Middle School, and Upper School students taking a physiology class helped to cut and distribute the ribbons.

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John Williams to retire in June


fter a 41-year career at Park Tudor, Director of Fine Arts John Williams will officially retire from that role at the end of this school year. However, he won’t be leaving Park Tudor behind. He’ll move on to a new role as emeritus director of fine arts. In announcing his retirement, Williams said, “I’ve loved teaching Park Tudor students for the last 41 years and overseeing the Fine Arts program. I am happy to move on to a new phase of my life and delighted that it includes a continuing professional relationship with this school that I love so dearly.” Head of School Matthew Miller says Williams will continue to “play a key strategic role in supporting friends and alumni of the school, cultivating and highlighting exceptional moments in the Arts, and helping to maintain Park Tudor’s

deep commitment to the Arts. John has long been synonymous with the Arts at Park Tudor, where he has overseen an extraordinary faculty and developed a program that is second to none.” Current Assistant Director of Fine Arts Heather Teets will replace Williams as director of fine arts beginning July 1. Teets joined Park Tudor in 2001. She teaches photography and graphic design and is a member of the Academic Affairs Committee. “Heather is a passionate educator, a skilled teacher and administrator, and a tireless advocate for the Arts,” says Miller. “She and John will work closely in the coming months to ensure that the transition is seamless.” Williams will be honored at end-ofyear events, including the spring vocal concert. Stay tuned for additional details.

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Focus on faculty • Park Tudor hosted a consortium of community-engagement and service-learning facilitators from 11 area private schools in November, convened by Community Engagement Coordinator Cammy Dubie and Upper School Counselor Joan Grinkmeyer. The group meets quarterly to exchange ideas and resources to increase volunteerism and support the schools’ commitment to service. The 2013-2014 school year marks the second year for the group, which continues to grow in number. • Athletic Director Brad Lennon presented a workshop on non-public school athletic administration at the National High School Athletic Directors Conference in Anaheim, CA in December. The conference was held in conjunction with the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association annual meetings.

• Dr. John Daves, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, was featured in the February 2014 issue of “The Indiana News,” which focused on “Celebrating African American World Changers.”

• Upper School Spanish teacher Francisco Hidalgo recently trained teachers at an International Baccalaureate workshop in Los Angeles that prepares schools to offer the IB program.

• Lower School music teacher Jennifer Nie sang with the Indianapolis Opera in the Viva Verdi concert on November 17. The concert, “Giuseppe Verdi’s Greatest Hits,” was presented by the Indianapolis Opera and the Italian Heritage Society of Indiana to celebrate the composer’s 200th anniversary and the 2013 Year of Italian Culture in the United States. Nie also sang in the chorus of the Indianapolis Opera Company production of “Amahl and the Night Visitors” in December.

• Upper School History teacher Jeff Johnson completed “Crisis and Trauma in Schools,” a graduate workshop at Butler University. He also participated in the workshop “Tools to Respond to the Antibullying Legislation (HEA 1423)” at Butler University.

• Latin and Classical Greek teacher Clifford Hull continues in his multi-year role as a member of the AP Latin Exam Development • Boys Lacrosse Coach Tim Clark was fea- Committee, writing the AP Latin exam for tured in the November issue of “Lacrosse” 2015. He is one of three high-school teachmagazine. He was profiled for his contri- ers who, together with three college profesbutions to lacrosse and his commitment to sors, serve on this committee. increasing diversity within the sport and making it accessible to more youth.

• Social Studies Department Chair Sven Dubie and Upper School Psychologist and Learning Support Specialist Lisa Mercurio attended the 2013 Annual Conference of the Independent Schools Association of the Central States in St. Louis in November. They took part in sessions focusing on creating a positive and inclusive school community that contributes to better mental health and learning; developing strategies to nurture healthy interpersonal relationships and nip bullying in the bud; and exploring societal perceptions of gender among school-aged children.


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Boys basketball, girls swimming capture conference, county championships By Brad Lennon, Athletic Director BOYS BASKETBALL The team captured the school’s second consecutive Marion County Tournament championship with a hard-fought 65-51 win over Warren Central in the title game on January 18. The county tourney is one of the most difficult in the state, with the champion having to play four games in five days against some of the toughest competition in Indiana. En route to the final, Park Tudor knocked off Roncalli (94-73), Lawrence North (56-51) and North Central (94-80) before facing the Warriors in the title game. Senior Trevon Bluiett led the Panthers while averaging 36.5 points per game in the tournament, just a shade under his state-best 38.8 ppg scoring average. Alex Mack ’14 was on fire in the semifinal matchup, hitting seven three-pointers against North Central. Heading into the last half of the season, the Panther netters owned an impressive 12-1 record along with a Class 2A No. 1 state ranking. Bluiett also established a new career scoring record, surpassing the previous record of 1,853 points set by Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell ’12. After 21 games Bluiett had tallied 2,331 career points, putting him ninth on the state’s all-time scoring list. He set a modern-day single-game record with 54 points against Covenant Christian in the fifth game of the season. During the holiday break the Panthers participated in the first-ever Indiana-Kentucky Challenge Cup at Freedom Hall in Louisville. Park Tudor upended previously unbeaten Hopkinsville, KY, 90-83 in overtime. Park Tudor was the only Indiana team to come away victorious in the five games played that day. Coach Kyle Cox and his staff spent the final month of the regular season preparing the boys for the state tournament in March. SWIMMING The girls swim team grabbed first place in the Indiana Crossroads Conference


The varsity basketball team celebrates its second consecutive Marion County Tourney win on January 18. They defeated the Warren Central Warriors in the title game.

meet on January 11, sweeping all three relays: the 200 Medley and 200 and 400 Freestyles. Relay team members included seniors Katelynn Kyker and Francesa Santini, juniors Alexis Adams, Grace Bahler and Clare Sweeney, and freshmen Veeanna Edwards and Natalie Marsan. Individual conference champions were Natalie Marsan in the 500 free and 100 Backstroke, Veeanna Edwards in the 100 Free and 50 Free, Katelynn Kyker in the 100 Butterfly, and Francesca Santini in the 200 Individual Medley. The boys team placed fifth, with Kevin Olson ’14 winning the 200 Individual Medley. In the Marion County meet on December 21, Park Tudor had two school-record breakers. Marsan finished first in the 100 Backstroke, setting a new school record of 1:01.40. Senior Elliot Cecil won the county diving title with a record point total. Marsan went on to place 27th in the 100 Backstroke at the state meet in February, with a time of 1:00.79. Cecil moved ahead to win the sectional and regional titles in diving, advancing to the state meet in March. Other season highlights included a girls’ victory over Speedway for the first

time in three years. First-place finishers for boys and girls at that dual meet were Kevin Olson in 500 free and 100 fly, Natalie Marsan in 200 IM and 100 back, Veeanna Edwards in 50 free, Katelynn Kyker in 100 fly, Francesca Santini in 100 free, and Clare Chandler in 500 free. GIRLS BASKETBALL Going into the season, first-year coach Rob Albright knew he was inheriting a relatively young and inexperienced group of players. Two starters from the previous season were returning, but the remainder of the squad had very little, if any, varsity experience. After a season-opening win over University, returning starter and top scorer Alexandra Urbanek ’15 sustained a seasonending ACL tear to her knee in the second game of the season. Soon after, several other players suffered concussions, putting them out of competition for several games. After recuperating, the team showed improvement while playing a very demanding schedule that included four conference teams ranked in the state top 15. Park Tudor also had to face Class 4A top-ranked Lawrence North in the opener of the Marion County Tournament. On the

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bright side, most of the roster gained substantial game experience, which bodes well for the future of the program. WRESTLING Only a handful of boys participated in wrestling this winter. Answering the call were Ty Hardin ’14, Erik Lopez ’15, and freshmen Judah Edwards, Weston Clark and Paul Miller. Lopez captured the conference title at 182 pounds, while Hardin finished second at 126 pounds. Lopez was named to the all-conference team and Hardin earned his third consecutive all-conference honor.

Wrestler Ty Hardin (second from left) on the podium.

Haley Hallenbeck - Bryant University Lacrosse. • Lauth Field received a face lift for the spring sports season, thanks to a team of lacrosse student-athletes, coaches and parents. PT parent Scott Brown ’81 led a team of players, coaches and parents who spent hours on the field getting it ready for spring play. Thanks also to parents Andy and Gina Neher, who supplied a Lawn Pride crew, machinery, sod, seed, and direction on getting the field into shape. • Park Tudor third-, fourth- and fifth-graders met Olympic and world champion athletes when they participated in USA Track and Field Association’s inaugural track and field day at the JW Marriott hotel in downtown Indianapolis on December 6. The students ran, jumped and threw with trackand-field stars including Jackie JoynerKersee, Amanda Bingson, Christian Taylor and Manteo Mitchell. The event, dubbed “Let’s Move,” included a question-and-answer session with the Olympians, who told the students to work hard, to try their best, and to not give up.

• The Park Tudor Booster Club hosted its first Coaches Appreciation Night on October 23, with more than 50 Upper and Middle School coaches and Booster Club members attending. Dr. John Yeager, director of the Center for Character Excellence at the Culver Academies, spoke on coach-athlete relationship building. The recognition event included comments from Head of School Dr. Matthew Miller, Upper School Director Debbie Everett and Booster Club President Claude Harrington.

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latest Park Tudor sports news at ptpanthers. org. Check out schedules, rosters, game results and photos. You also can follow the Panthers on Twitter @ptpanthers.

Athletes in the news • Congratulations to Dan Rayl ’15, who captured the state title in the IHSAA singles tennis state tournament in late October. Rayl defeated Kankakee Valley’s Luke Sanderson, 6-2, 6-2, in the final. Rayl joins PT graduate Brandon Gill ’01 as the second male in state history to earn a highschool state championship in both singles and doubles; Rayl won the doubles title in 2011 with partner Sam Geier ’12. • Six members of the Class of 2014 have signed letters to play college sports next fall. Congratulations to: Trevon Bluiett - Xavier University Basketball Taylor Byxbee - University of Pennsylvania Rowing Lucy Chadderton - University of Wisconsin Rowing Elliot Cecil - University of Missouri Diving Chris Elbrecht - University of Louisville Baseball

Six seniors signed letters to play college sports at a ceremony in the Wood Room. Left to right: Haley Hallenbeck, Chris Elbrecht, Lucy Chadderton, Elliot Cecil, Taylor Byxbee and Trevon Bluiett.


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Clockwisefrom fromtop topleft: left:Thomas Everett ’28 and Jack Button ’21 have fun watching the singers at the Junior Kindergarten/Fifth-Grade Sing-along on December 9. Clockwise Eric Sutton ’14 and Keenan Rhodes ’14 perform a reading at the Upper School Martin Luther King Jr. Day Assembly on January 23. Members of the Legacy Initiative history book project are ready to sign Volume 6 in the “Words of War” series on November 17. Junior Kindergartners play in the “snow” during their own Winter Olympics event on February 7. “Rough Rider” Teddy Roosevelt (aka Daniel Ahn ’23) makes an appearance at the Third Grade Living History Museum on February 7.

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Clockwise from top left: Sixth-graders get into the swing of things at their square dance on October 24. Anya Arora ’21 presents the Marble Drop game at the Lower School’s “Cardboard Arcade” in December. Upper School team members try “skiing” at the 2013 Park Tudor Challenge family event in November. Mark Rook ’16 and Nicholas Gehring ’16 perform in the student-led production of “Dracula” on January 17. Middle School students welcome guests from Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet High School, who spoke about their trip to Africa to deliver shoes and clothing to students in Swaziland.


Growing up at Lilly Orchard, circa 1919 By Lisa Hendrickson ’77

Ernestine “Mimi” Lambertus knows the land of the Park Tudor

campus like the back of her hand. She grew up on it almost a century ago, when it was a farm and fruit orchard nestled in the countryside. Lambertus, now 101 years old, was just seven in the spring of 1919 when her family moved to the farmhouse on the Lilly Orchard property, where she lived until she enrolled at Purdue University in 1931. She still clearly remembers the details of growing up at the Orchard, and recently shared her memories with The Park Tudor Phoenix. The Fischer family’s journey to settle at Lilly Orchard is a classic immigrant tale from the turn of the 20th century. Ernest Fischer and his wife, Julia, were raised in the Alsace-Lorraine region of what is now France. Both independently moved to Paris to seek employment, where they met for the first time. Julia became a maid for a wealthy family, while Ernest studied to become a horticulturalist. Eager to come to America, Ernest left Paris in February 1911. He stayed with a cousin in Indianapolis, then found lodgings for himself and invited Julia to join him. They were married on December 9, 1911. Around 1914, the family, which had grown to include daughter Ernestine, moved to Greenfield, Indiana, where Ernest had found employment at Eli Lilly and Company. He was hired by J.K. Lilly Sr. to help grow fields of belladonna, a plant used to treat the eyes of soldiers damaged by mustard gas during World War I.


Lambertus says, “In 1919, just after the first World War, Mr. Lilly approached father and asked if he would move to Indianapolis and run the Lilly Apple Orchard for them.” By then the family included another daughter, 3-year-old Matilda Julia. Although Lambertus doesn’t remember moving, she still remembers the first time she saw her new home: “I was amazed when I saw where we were going to live.” The 55-acre property included a farm, barn and apple orchard “sitting amid rolling hills and creek.” She remembers driving up the “long, winding road” to reach a two-story farmhouse with “lots of rooms” containing such new conveniences as an indoor bathroom and telephone. The farmhouse was located to the west of what is now Foster Hall (which had not yet been built).

The farmhouse where the Fischer family lived. Photo from Park School Dedication Program, May 12, 1968.

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Manager Ernest Fischer helps a customer choose apples. Note the chauffeur holding a bushel of apples in the background. Undated photo reprinted in “Lilly Notes,” September 1980.

Lambertus recalls, “The barn was as nice as the house, and large – one side had five horse stalls, the center was used to store things and the other side was the cattle barn” with five cows. There was a garden nearby as well. “My father put in all kinds of berries – we raised everything,” she says. Fischer used his botany skills to experiment with growing new varieties of apples. In fact, “He grafted seven different varieties on one tree. He was very conscientious about things like that.” Lambertus says the hill where Lauth Field is now located even was named after an apple: it was called “Grimes Golden Hill.” The farm was self-sufficient, and the entire Fischer family, including the girls and brother Ernest, who was born in 1921, helped with chores.

Ernestine had a number of them, including helping her mother preserve produce and make apple butter. Apple butter and apple cider were sold at one of the barns on the property. Ernestine’s job was to peel, core and seed the apples – three entire bushels to make one batch of apple butter. “Thank heavens we had an apple peeler!” she says. “It took a full day to cook the apples in a huge copper kettle over an open fire outside and stirred continually so it wouldn’t scorch…. When the apple butter was finished it had to be put in glass quart jars, capped and a label put on it.” She also helped her father remove honey from the honeycombs in the beehives and gathered gooseberries, currants, blackberries, strawberries and raspberries. Every Saturday, Fischer filled three baskets with garden-fresh vegetables, eggs, and just-churned butter for the Lilly family. The girls picked long-stemmed violets that grew on the hill, fashioning them into nosegay bouquets to adorn the baskets, which then were picked up by the Lilly family chauffeur. During the autumn harvest season, extra hands were brought in to pick apples and make cider. The children watched as cider was made using a cider press. “We made 1000 gallons on Saturday and Sunday.” Fischer devised an underground pipe system that moved the cider from barrels in a refrigerated storage area to three spigots in the sales area, where the jugs were filled and sold. There was still time for play, however. “My sister and I had to invent our own games for there were no toy stores,” Lambertus recalls. “We picked the red berries that grew on shrubs and with needle and thread made necklaces, bracelets and earrings and wore them when we played dress-up.” “Sometimes we went with father to the country corner grocery store and had an ice cream cone for five cents and a bottle of Coke for five cents.”

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Customers at the cider barn in the 1920s. Ernestine Fischer is standing behind the counter. Photo from “Lilly Notes,” September 1980.


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The Lilly family visited their country retreat quite often. A small cottage contained a wood-burning stove, along with skis, snowshoes and sleds for the Lilly family’s use in the winter. “We used to play there, too,” says Lambertus. She also remembers the summer parties J.K. Lilly Sr. held at the farm for Eli Lilly & Company salesmen. Dinner was served in tents on the front lawn. “The servants would give us children potato chips, because we just loved them,” she recalls. In 1927, the year Foster Hall was completed, Lambertus graduated from Nora Elementary School and started attending Broad Ripple High School. J.K. Lilly Jr. hired her to dust his new cottage for $10 a month. She says there were some things she didn’t dare touch – including Mr. Lilly’s pipe organ and Stephen Foster’s “little piano.” Lilly collected the works of the great American songwriter and housed them in the building; the collection is now at the University of Pittsburgh. By that time, the horses and cows had been sold, the farmland plowed under, and more apple and pear trees planted. “A tractor was bought to pull the sprayer through the orchard and we bought our milk in glass bottles, delivered by the milk man,” remembers Lambertus. She enrolled at Purdue University, where she studied home economics for one year. The Great Depression was underway, and money was tight. “Mr. J.K. Lilly gave my father $500 so I could go to college. He was a wonderful man,” she says. At Purdue she met Frank Lambertus, who was to become her husband. The couple eloped and then settled in Indianapolis, where they raised three children: two sons, Richard and Frank Jr., and a daughter, Juliann. But Lilly Orchard was never far away from their lives. Ernest Fischer managed the property until his retirement in 1956. His grandsons, Richard and Frank, spent their childhood summer vacations at the apple orchard, and Lambertus’s granddaughters, Libby Lambertus Becker ’80 and Jane Lambertus Glance ’82, attended Park Tudor School. In 2005, Lambertus moved to Iowa to be near granddaughter Libby. “It was great growing up at the orchard,” she says. Eli Lilly himself agreed. He wrote that “Ernest and Julia Fischer and their three children…all have won a high place in the community and all went ‘as happy as a marriage bell’ at the orchard.”

Ernestine Lambertus (left) with her parents Ernest and Julia Fischer and sister Matilda.

Ernestine “Mimi” Lambertus in 2012.


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Feeding their souls: Alumni restaurateurs make their marks By Lisa Hendrickson ’77 “You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces—just good food from fresh ingredients,” said Julia Child. Three Park Tudor alumni heeded The French Chef’s advice and now own restaurants across the country that are earning raves from diners and food critics alike. On the menu are restaurateurs Diane Wiles Elliot ’64, Gordon Wishard Jr. ’92 and Moira Mills Sommers ’85. Bon appetit!

Elliot’s path toward restaurant ownership was a circuitous one, brought about by her son and involving, as she puts it, “no rational thought.” But her restaurant has become her mission, where she preaches the gospel of sustainable food and “living harmoniously with the earth.” In January 2009, Elliot spontaneously agreed to buy her son Rives’s restaurant, which he had opened a few years earlier as a community coffeehouse featuring local, organic ingredients and fair-trade coffee on its menu. Diane Wiles Elliot ’64 “He asked me if I knew anyone who would be interested in Owner, Local Roots, Roanoke, Virginia investing in a restaurant,” she recalls. “It was like a bolt of light Diane Wiles Elliot ’64 didn’t ever plan to become a restaurant ning. I said, ‘I’ll buy it because I totally believe in sustainable owner – and she certainly didn’t intend to start a new career at food.’ And, I did not want to see all his work connecting with local about the same time many of her contemporaries were contemplat- farmers and local, organic foods go down the drain.” ing retirement. Local Roots continues to ad For the past five years, Elliot here religiously to its founding prinhas owned Local Roots, a farm-tociple. The menu changes frequently, table restaurant in Roanoke, Virginia based on what is available from local that earned a 2013 “Best of Virginia” organic farmers. “We’re located in a award from “Virginia Living” magavalley surrounded by mountainous zine. terrain, so industrial agriculture has The restaurant specializes in servnever taken place here. That has been ~ Virginia Woolf ing in-season “S.O.L.E. food”: Susa blessing in disguise,” Elliot says. tainable, Organic, Local, Ethical… “We still have numerous small farms and Delicious, with the majority of the to draw from, and we know how everything has been raised.” restaurant’s produce and meats coming from surrounding Floyd, Bed- In fact, ten to fifteen percent of the restaurant’s produce comes ford and Franklin Counties. from its own garden a few blocks away.

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Diane Wiles Elliot ’64 at the 2013 Slow Food International conference in Italy. She’s pictured with Sr. Malpighi, the sixth generation of his family to make Acetaia Malpighi balsamic vinegar.

What’s on the menu? Hollow Hill Bison Winter vegetable gratin, walnut, braised kale, preserved cherry

Local Roots 1314 Grandin Road SW Roanoke, VA

“We can and pickle; we use everything. If we’re using kale, we use the stem too, chop it up and make it into a little pickle. We do not waste anything.” Elliot has always loved food (“there’s nothing better than an Indiana tomato in August”), but says nothing in her background pointed her to a restaurant career. However, she had a grandfather who tended a garden, a mother who cooked from scratch, and a father who stressed the importance of supporting local businesses. Her Tudor Hall years taught her the importance of teamwork, having high standards, and doing her best. “As the years have gone by I’ve realized how really fortunate I am. When you have the benefit of this wonderful education you have a responsibility to use it for the betterment of society.” She says Tudor’s Hall academic rigor and athletic program were crucial to her education. “Especially at that time, it was so influential in my life to be at a girls school. When you were at Tudor you didn’t know you couldn’t do something. It was a very supportive and nurturing place.” After graduation, Elliot traveled on the R.M.S. Queen Mary to England for a year of study at Queenswood School in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, just outside London. Then it was on to Vassar College, where she was a member of the last all-female graduating class, majoring in art history and minoring in Italian, anthropology and English history. In 1970 she married her “extremely supportive” husband William Elliot, a Roanoke native she had met six years earlier on the Queen Mary. As the couple raised their three children in Virginia, Diane pursued activities that meshed with her philosophy of giving back. She became a certified childbirth educator, a cranial-sacral therapist, a leader of meditation classes, an ordained minister, and


served as president of the Planned Parenthood Board, president of the Community School Board, and on the vestry of her church, among others. When she and her husband moved to Roanoke in 1974, she discovered the Roanoke farmers’ market, joined the local food coop and embraced organic food. She jokes that although she was influenced by the youth movement in her college years, “I was never a hippie – I became a hippie 20 years later,” she says, laughing. But buying organic and supporting local farmers didn’t prepare her for her first few years as a restaurant owner, which she describes as a “trial by fire. What kept me going was the mission.” The restaurant is now an integral part of her daily life, and she gushes about her “fabulous” staff. Several of her chefs were raised on farms in the area and have worked their way up through the ranks. Elliot herself has become a “jill-of-all-trades,” doing nearly everything except cooking. Examples: serving as on-duty manager several days a week, leading weekly management meetings, handling marketing and personnel issues, greeting diners, conducting educational programs at nearby high schools and colleges, planning special events, and decorating the restaurant with plants from her own garden. When she’s not at the restaurant she’s at the computer, responding to guests’ emails and reviews on Trip Advisor and Yelp. And in her spare time, she says she is “trying to create the Garden of Eden in her yard.” The Elliots’ children now are pursuing careers in New York City. Emily is an executive chef for the for-profit arm of Housing Works, which provides housing for indigent people with AIDS; Elizabeth is a middle school drama teacher in the East Village; and Rives is pursuing a degree in dramatic writing at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. She and Bill hope to move to New York City for a year in 2016 to join their grown children and two grandchildren, but she’s not willing to give up the restaurant yet. “I’m just trusting the universe to tell me when it’s time,” she says. “I believe in it, so I’m willing to do this as long as I’m supposed to. That’s what I feel my job is, working for Mother Earth. That has always kept me going.”

Gordon Wishard Jr. ’92

Co-owner and Executive Chef, La Medusa, Seattle, Washington Gordon Wishard Jr. ’92 is co-owner and executive chef of La Medusa, named one of seven restaurants “defining Seattle dining now” by “Seattle” magazine. Located in the Columbia City neighborhood, La Medusa serves food inspired by Sicily and the Northwest, using local, seasonal, organic ingredients. Wishard shares the story of what led him to find his passion for food and cooking: I have always loved to cook. It has always been about creating memories with friends and family. Many of my favorite memories revolve around the kitchen: holiday meals with my mom and late-night egg sandwiches with my dad [Gordon Wishard ’62]. It was shortly after starting my freshman year in college, cooking on a hot plate, that I knew I wanted to learn how to cook

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Gordon Wishard Jr. ’92 prepares to cure the leg of an American guinea hog at his restaurant La Medusa.

like a professional. The Food Network did not exist and Julia Child was the celebrity chef with whom I was most familiar. After studying anthropology at the University of Arizona, I decided my heart was really focused on cooking. I thought it would be a good idea to get a job in a restaurant to make sure it was really what I wanted to pursue. Everybody told me culinary school was a must, but I wanted to try things on my own terms. I worked for a year-and-a-half at a low-end corporate restaurant and loved it. I became familiar with the environment and learned exactly what I did not want to do. Then, I convinced the chef at the former Benvenuti restaurant in Indianapolis to take a chance and hire me as a prep cook. It was the best restaurant in the city and I was terrified, but my corporate days were over. The year I spent at Benvenuti was incredible, something I think of often. It was my culinary school. The chef was self-taught and the sous chef was a graduate of the finest culinary school in the country. I had the best of both worlds in terms of education and encouragement. In 1998 I decided to leave home again and head to the West Coast. Seattle was a destination based partly on my love for the west, but mostly on chance. The economy was strong and I thought if it didn’t work, I could try Portland. Seattle welcomed me and quickly turned into home. It had all of what I was looking for. The local seafood, meat and produce were better than anything I had seen anywhere. I worked at a handful of the best restaurants in the city as cook, sous chef, chef de cuisine and chef before being hired at La Medusa as the chef in 2009. The former owner was looking for someone with a passion equal to hers, someone she could eventually sell the restaurant to. My former sous chef and I partnered and bought it just over a year ago. The transition was seamless––too easy. 2013 was the best year in the restaurant’s 15-year history. I am so lucky to wake up every day and do what I love. I make no compromises at work. I have the opportunity to support the small farmers I have developed relationships with over the years. I have the ability to pay my staff well, a responsibility that provides drive and motivation for success. I am in a position

Wishard puts the finishing touches on an outdoor feast.

to educate younger cooks and have an impact on their futures. The days are long and sometimes hard, but by and large they are filled with fun. Being a part of the city, giving back to the community and working with your friends makes the hard times worthwhile. I spend most of my downtime in my yard and garden. There is nothing better than pulling an entire meal from your yard and sharing it with friends. As for the future, I am hoping to open a salumeria in 2015. For the past seven or eight years, curing meat has had me spellbound. It started with trips to Europe, where I ate amazing cured meats, and has developed into an obsession that is fueled by my friend Jim Parker at Heritage Farms NW. He raises the finest heritage-breed hogs in the country, if not the world, and I am so lucky to have access to them. The salumeria will be a threephase project over the course of the next seven to 10 years. The culinary community in Seattle is more than I could have ever asked for. We are all friends and supportive of one another. If there is something somebody doesn’t know, there are many people to help and advise. Finding what you love and realizing the standards you demand only lead to success. What’s on the menu? Perciatelli con le Sarde: Homemade long, hollow pasta noodles with a sauce of fennel, saffron and sardines

La Medusa 4857 Rainier Ave S Seattle, WA


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Moira Mills Sommers ’85 with son Elliot, 20, and daughter Josie, 19.

What’s on the menu D’Nai sandwich: slow-roasted ham with braised kale and pepperjack cheese on a brioche bun

Three Sisters Café 6360 Guilford Ave. Indianapolis, IN

Moira Mills Sommers ’85 Owner, Three Sisters Café, Indianapolis It had not been the best few weeks at Three Sisters Café in Broad Ripple. The ceilings in the 100-year-old farmhouse that houses the restaurant had collapsed. But Moira Mills Sommers ’85 was taking it all in stride. Breakfast and lunch were being served, and she was giving hugs to her many regular customers, something she does all the time. “When you’re in here, you’re my baby,” she says. The restaurant, featured on the Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives,” is a family affair. Sommers’s husband Alexander is the head chef, and two of their seven children work at the restaurant. Sommers never intended to be restaurant owner. She was going to be an artist, studying painting and art history at Herron School of Art after graduating from Park Tudor. But 21 years ago she walked into Three Sisters Café looking for a part-time job and never left. For the past ten years, she and Alex have been the owners of this cozy restaurant in the heart of Broad Ripple. She runs the front of the house, and he’s in the kitchen. And you could say that Park Tudor had a hand in creating their partnership. Sommers’s friend John Wright ’84 brought his friend Alex to Park Tudor for “Friend Day” and introduced him to Moira. They became friends, but went their separate ways – he to Culver Academies, the Marines and then Johnson & Wales University, and she to art school, then to marry and become a stay-at-home mom with two children. Staying at home wasn’t feeding her soul, so she took a parttime job working in the kitchen of Three Sisters in June 1995. It


was her first job. “I just loved people and I loved to cook and I loved good food,” she says. She started out as a line cook, and was immediately “bit by the [restaurant] bug.” Alex, meanwhile, had been working as a chef at several Indianapolis restaurants. While on the way home from work one night, he suffered serious intestinal injuries in a motorcycle accident. His doctors told him he would never eat again. He proved them wrong, eventually healing enough to take a part-time job at Three Sisters. By that time, both were divorced and raising their children on their own. They reconnected at Three Sisters, “and the rest is history,” she says. After several years working together, the couple bought the restaurant in the winter of 2004. At the time, it served only vegan dishes—no meat, fish or dairy—and business was slow. “There was no market for it—only six-percent of Indianapolis residents were vegetarians” at that time, Sommers says. So she and Alex rewrote the menu, developing new recipes and adding pork, fish and chicken while still maintaining a “whole-foods approach.” They had the right idea. “It opened the door to people who were chicken to come in here and eat [only] vegetables.” Three Sisters tries whenever possible to serve locally grown foods, buying much of its produce from farmers. “What we’re really known for is really good, adventuresome, slow-cooked food. For us it’s about awareness and showing folks it’s not that hard to serve good food at sensible prices,” she says. Although the changes they made to the menu brought success, business really took off when celebrity chef Guy Fieri walked through the door of their restaurant a few years ago. Sommers says she was too busy working to have ever watched his Food Network show “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,” but 165 people liked Three Sisters enough to nominate it to be featured on the program. When the show’s producer called and asked to schedule a visit, Sommers initially thought it was a joke. It was not. Fieri raved about Three Sisters’ lemon corncakes and its goat cheese and blueberry pie. When the producers told her to prepare for an onslaught after the show aired in February 2012, she says she didn’t take them seriously. In fact, the show aired on the day of an ice storm, and Sommers had told most of her staff to take the day off, thinking the weather would keep customers away. The next morning, she found the street full of cars and a long line waiting at the door. She was quickly on the phone rescinding the promised day off. “When a national chef comes calling, it changes your perspective,” she says. Sommers credits several of her Park Tudor teachers with being huge inspirations in her life. Art teacher “Barow Davidian was my mentor,” she says. She also has a special place in her heart for math teacher and People-to-People trip leader Tony Onstott. “I was a terrible math student, but he had a great attitude.” Asked about her greatest challenge in owning a restaurant, Sommers says, “It’s not really a challenge. I have a great staff…. I look at it as such a blessing, no matter the struggle.” Although they’ve had inquiries about opening new restaurants, Sommers says they plan to stay put. “I’m content with my 44 tables. We’ve established ourselves; we’re successful. I want to keep it what it is.” She points to a spot on the wooden floor. “My child took her first steps on that floor,” she says. “I know this place will support us.” It’s home.

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Greetings from your Alumni Board President


Weekend is fast approaching! All alumni and former and current faculty members are invited to enjoy the festivities planned for the weekend of April 25-26. In addition to our social offerings, please plan to attend “PT University” on the afternoon of Saturday the 26th. Park Tudor’s finest educators and friends will be presenting valuable information, interesting concepts and artwork. See the Alumni Weekend schedule on page 24 for more information and check your mailbox in March for the Alumni Weekend 2014 brochure.

You may register for events via the brochure or online at http://alumni. Class representatives use e-mail to communicate with reunion year classes, so please make sure the school has your e-mail address. Keep in touch and I look forward to seeing you at a Park Tudor event! – Lindsay Elder Thornton ’95

Lindsay Elder Thornton ’95

New PT signet ring available


ooking for a last-minute gift idea for a PT grad, or for a treat for yourself to show your Park Tudor pride? Park Tudor’s distinctive new signet ring, reminiscent of the gold class rings of Tudor Hall, will forever identify you as a Park Tudor alum. The ring features the traditional PT crest, with your initials engraved inside and your class year emblazoned on either side. The new ring is available from Jostens in a variety of metals:

• White Lustrium (durable metal alloy): $214.99 • Yellow Lustrium (durable metal alloy in a gold color): $284.99 • Silver Elite (bright white alloy with silver): $329.99 • Solaris Elite (yellow metal alloy providing brilliance and durability): $389.99 • 10K White or Yellow Gold: $554.99 • 14K or 18K White or Yellow Gold: price upon request Visit to download a signet ring order form.

Upcoming alumni events Reception for the Cast and Crew of Park Tudor’s 1997 and 2005 productions of “Cinderella” Saturday, March 15, 2014 2014 Performance: 3 p.m. in Ayres Auditorium Alumni reception to follow in the Wood Room, Upper School building RSVP to 317/415-2768 or jsipes@parktudor. org. Guests are welcome. New York City area Alumni Reception Thursday, April 10, 2014 Time and Location: TBA If you reside in the NYC area and the school does not have your current home or e-mail address, please send to jsipes@ Visit Panther Connect at for all alumni event information.


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Congratulations to 2014 Distinguished Alumnus


Park Tudor Alumni Association and Park Tudor School are pleased to announce Neil Funk ’64, play-by-play voice of the Chicago Bulls, as the 2014 recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award. Funk, a 1969 graduate of Syracuse University, began practicing for his career doing play-by-play of his sister Nikki’s Tudor Hall games on a portable tape recorder. His first broadcasting job was covering high-school and college sports for a small radio station in Danville, Illinois. He quickly moved up the ranks to acquire a job with the Philadelphia 76ers’ WIBG radio broadcasting crew in 1976. After time broadcasting for the Kansas City Kings, Funk began doing television broadcasts for the Sixers in 1982. Partnering with Steve Mix, he won an Emmy Award in 1989. Funk joined the Chicago Bulls as a radio play-by-play announcer in 1991. On May 6, 2008, it was announced that Funk would replace Tom Dore (Comcast Sportsnet) and Wayne Larrivee (WGNTV) as the play-by-play man for Chicago Bulls games on television. Funk is known for using his signature phrase “Ka-Boom!” whenever a Bulls player hits a three-point shot. He is also well known for his dramatic call, “Bang, down the well it goes!” Neil and his wife, Renee, reside in Chicago and have one son, William.

Come one, come all! All alumni (regardless of class year) and former and current

faculty members are invited to enjoy the festivities planned for the weekend of April 25-26. Please check your mailbox in March for the Alumni Weekend 2014 brochure. You may register for events via the brochure or online at Alumni­­—we need your e-mail address to keep you up-to-date regarding alumni events and activities! Please send your contact information to

Friday, April 25 6:00 p.m. Park Tudor Distinguished Alumni Award Dinner Woodstock Club, 1301 West 38th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Please join the Park Tudor Alumni Association and Park Tudor School in honoring Neil Funk ’64 for his substantial contributions to his field of endeavor, his community and Park Tudor School. $40.00 per person

Saturday, April 26 8:30 a.m. Park Tudor Classic 5K Fun Run Join students, alumni, current and past parents, and other friends of Park Tudor for a new tradition – a friendly community 5 kilometer run to benefit Park Tudor scholarships. The half-mile Fun Run on the track will give younger runners a chance to join in the action as well. Visit parktudor. org/alumni for more information and race registration. 11:00 a.m. Fifty-Year Club Lunch Woodstock Club, 1301 West 38th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Honoring all Tudor Hall and Park School alumni from the Class of 1964 and earlier. $25.00 per person. (Tickets for members of the Class of 1964 are complimentary.) 2:30-4:30 p.m. PT University See next page for additional information.

Neil Funk ’64


4:30-7:00 p.m. Alumni Reception Clowes Commons Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while catching up with classmates. All alumni, as well as past and current faculty, are invited to attend. Class Picture Information Photos of Anniversary Classes will be taken at the following times and locations: Saturday, April 26, Fifty-year Club Lunch, Woodstock Club: Classes of 1939, 1944, 1949, 1954, 1959, 1964 Saturday, April 26, Clowes Commons: 1969 5:10 p.m. 1994 6:00 p.m. 1974 5:20 p.m. 1999 6:10 p.m. 1979 5:30 p.m. 2004 6:20 p.m. 1984 5:40 p.m. 2009 6:30 p.m. 1989 5:50 p.m.

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PT University - Classes Without Quizzes

New Endowment Society members

“PT University” provides educational offerings led by Park Tudor faculty and friends. Enjoy vibrant and relevant discussions with your fellow alumni.


Saturday, April 26

2:30-4:30 p.m. 5x5 Alumni Art Salon The Leffler Gallery, Park Tudor Upper School All alumni are invited to create art that is 5 x 5 inches in size to be displayed at the salon. No experience necessary and artwork utilizing any material will be accepted. Deadline for submitting artwork is April 10. Learn more at alumni. Exhibit host: Heather Teets, Assistant Director of Fine Arts; Visual Arts Department Chair & Teacher 2:30-4:30 p.m. Archives Visit Lower Level of the Ruth Lilly Center See memorabilia from Tudor Hall, Park School and Park Tudor School. Browse yearbooks dating from 1903, photos, newspaper clippings and even school uniforms! 2:30-3:15 p.m. Tudor Hall: A Country Place Era School  Wood Room, Park Tudor Upper School Prior to the merger with Park School, Tudor Hall was located in facilities originally built during the Country Place Era on Cold Spring Road, in the area near 38th Street. Learn more about the home of Tudor Hall during this period and some of the stories that live on from that time. Speaker: Ken Remenschneider, Remenschneider Associates, Inc. Moderator: Debbie Stuart Everett ’69  

3:15-4:00 p.m. PT 2020 Lecture Hall, Park Tudor Upper School The 2013-2014 academic year brought with it the launch of Park Tudor’s strategic planning process for our next strategic plan, PT 2020. In this informational session, hear how our master plan provides a flexible framework to begin making longterm decisions about our physical plant and how PT 2020 will weave itself into this framework and help define the vision for Park Tudor’s future. Speaker: Dr. Matthew Miller, Head of School Moderator: Peter Kraft, Associate Head of School for Academic Affairs 4:00-4:45 p.m. How I Wrote a Book and Lived to Tell the Tale Wood Room, Park Tudor Upper School Retired Park Tudor teacher Dr. Eileen Janzen talks about writing “Growing to One World: The Life of J. King Gordon.” Dr. Janzen will explain who J. King Gordon was and how she came to write his biography, the joys and perils of writing a book for an academic press, and how the interplay between teaching history, sponsoring Model UN at Park Tudor and writing the book balanced and enriched each other. Dr. Janzen taught Upper School History from 1981 to 2008. Moderator: David Kivela, retired teacher and chair of the Park Tudor History Department.

Park Tudor Endowment Society includes 153 individuals and families who have included the school in their estate plans. We are pleased to welcome four new members and extend our gratitude and thanks for their special support: Jason and Emily* Hebert Groves ’93 Michele Janin and Tom Linebarger Pat and Heather Reilly Murphy ’90 William ’79 and Megan Crowell Rhodehamel ’79 Julia Sipes* Jim ’67 and Emily Moore Sturman ’66 *= current faculty/staff If you already have taken steps to include Park Tudor in your estate plan, we encourage you to let us know of your intentions so that we may express our gratitude to you during your lifetime. For additional information, please contact Assistant Director of Development Gretchen Hueni at or at 317/415-2766.

PT Women’s Network

The Park Tudor Women’s Network brings

alumnae, PT mothers, faculty and staff together to provide connections, learning experiences and opportunities to grow in meaningful ways. Park Tudor recognizes the power of women and strives to engage and encourage women as critical partners of the school. We invite you to join our Facebook group to develop relationships, share meaningful information, plan activities for those who share your interests, and ask for advice on topics that relate to raising children, volunteering, business, fitness, continuing education, etc. To join, visit our Facebook page and send a request: groups/ptwomensnetwork. Or, contact Gretchen Hueni at or 317/415-2766.


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Classes of 1994-2014: PT March Madness going on now!

The Young Alumni Challenge has of-

ficially kicked off and the battle for top bragging rights among the Classes of 1994 through 2014 is heating up. That’s right…at the end of March we will award top honors to the young alumni class with the highest participation in the Annual Fund. Gift amount, you ask? No worries—we are simply looking to boost participation. Together, gifts of all sizes create enormous impact for our teachers and students. Why Annual Fund? Park Tudor relies on the Annual Fund to close the gap that exists between tuition and the actual cost of a Park Tudor education. The Annual Fund

impacts all aspects of our school, as it represents nearly five percent of the overall operating budget. Maintaining steady growth and flexibility of the Annual Fund ensures that there are adequate resources every year to sus-

tain and enhance the extraordinary opportunities a Park Tudor education provides. To make your gift and track our progress, please visit Thank you!

Park Tudor School Alumni Association — Alumni Board of Directors Nomination Form The Nominating Committee invites nominations for candidates to serve on the Park Tudor Alumni Board of Directors. Members are required to serve one two-year term (with the option of serving a second term), participate in monthly board meetings, serve on at least one committee, be a dues-paying member of the Alumni Association, and support the school’s Annual Fund. The Park Tudor Alumni Board represents the diverse community of Park School, Tudor Hall and Park Tudor School alumni and carries out the mission and goals of the Alumni Association. Candidates should possess leadership capabilities and be willing to make a strong commitment to the Alumni Association and its projects. I nominate: Name___________________________________________________________________ Class Year__________________________________ Phone _________________________ E-mail Address _______________________ Please include your reasons for nominating this individual; often you have information that is not known to the Nominating Committee. Please keep in mind that we may contact the individuals you nominate to confirm their interest and to gather additional information. We encourage self-nominations!

Nominator’s Name________________________________________________________ Phone _________________________ E-mail Address ___________________________ Nominations are accepted at any time; however, the deadline for nominations to serve during the 2014-2015 school year Is March 30, 2014. Send nominations to Joe Hawkins, Alumni Association, Park Tudor School, 7200 N. College Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46240, or


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Recent alumni regional events


lumni living throughout the midwest got together at a number of recent alumni events. Chicago-area alumni attended a reception at the Women’s Athletic Club of Chicago on January 30, 2014, while events also took place in Indianapolis and at Indiana and DePauw Universities and Wabash College.

Park Tudor hosted a gathering of alums attending Wabash College on December 10, 2013. Shown here with College Counselor and Senior Class Dean Joe Fumusa (center) are (left to right) Chris Broecker ’12, Cam Sobleski ’10, Scott Purucker ’12 and Patrick Rezek ’11.

Indiana University students got together at Nick’s English Hut in Bloomington on October 22, 2013.

Alumni, faculty members and their children attended a performance of “A Christmas Carol” at the Indiana Repertory Theater on December 8, which featured actors Emily Ristine Holloway ’94 and Jen Bohler Johansen ’91. Back row, left to right: Assistant Director of Development, Alumni and Planned Giving Gretchen Hueni, Brent and Susan Richards, Upper School math teacher Inga Kahre and Joseph Kahre, Matt Kleymeyer ’00, Jen Bohler Johansen, Molly Foglesong Sturman ’93, Jason Sturman ’95, Director of Strategic Communications Cathy Yingling Chapelle ’87, Kelly Lamm Teller ’87, John Teller ’89, Upper School Director Debbie Stuart Everett ’69. Front row: Brennan Kahre ’25, Claire Richardson ’25, Taban Kahre ’23, Caroline Hueni ’23, Emily Ristine Holloway, Emily Hebert Groves ’93.

Dr. Brian Casey, president of DePauw University, hosted a Park Tudor alumni gathering at his home on November 18, 2013.

Classmates and alumni friends gathered with conductor Erik Ochsner ’89 before he directed an Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra performance on October 27, 2013. Back row, left to right: Bill Batt, Martha Sue Batt, Stuart Morton ’89, Jean Feit ’89, Mark Ochsner ’86, Curt DeVoe ’78, Debbie Miller Wheat ’89, Monica Lunderman ’90, Susan Baroncini-Moe ’90, Heather Kulwin ’92, Heather Smith ’89 and Allen Dove ’89. Front row: Julie Heck Rodenberg ’89, Francie Broadie ’89, Erik Ochsner, Mary DeVoe and Cathy Hamaker ’88.


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Endowment Society Member Profile: Carol and Pat Duginske

Alumni invited to join Europe trip

Editor’s note: We are saddened to report that Pat Duginske lost his battle with cancer in December 2013. Pat was a loyal supporter of Park Tudor School and volunteered countless hours to promoting and nurturing the growth of the Endowment Society. He became a member of the Planned Giving committee in 1999 and served as committee chair from 2007-2012. We offer our deepest condolences to his family and are reprinting this article, originally published in the Spring 2005 issue of The Park Tudor Phoenix, with their permission.

special European trip for adults, sponsored by Park Tudor, is scheduled for July 1-12, 2014. Alumni, parents, faculty and members of the community are invited to join Upper School History teacher Kathryn Lerch, who is leading the trip. The European War History & German Culture Trip will travel to cities including London, Cambridge, Normandy, Paris, Luxembourg, Bastogne, Nuremberg, Dresden and Berlin. View the itinerary at www. Contact Kathryn Lerch at klerch@ or 317/415-2880 for additional information.

In 1984, we moved with our children to

Carmel to take advantage of its fine school system. Little did we know that a few years later, our 14-year-old daughter Joy would see things differently. Joy wanted more for her education and had heard about Park Tudor. After a “shadow visit” she told us she was so surprised at how much one-onone help students got from their teachers at Park Tudor. It was at that point we decided that possibly a private school environment might be the better choice for her. Joy entered Park Tudor as a freshman. She was determined to attend a high school where she could experience a challenge. The attention and help she received from her teachers, along with the small class sizes, helped her meet that challenge. She also had the opportunity to participate in many extracurricular activities and study in an environment that helped students focus on their future. She was also encouraged to give back to the community through community service. The funds from Park Tudor’s endowment help to offset tuition costs for each student who attends the school. Certainly those funds allow the school to bring diverse students to campus. Creating affordability in a costly tuition program is an important function of the endowment. Along with that, the funds from the endowment help keep class size small, with a low student-to-teacher ratio. They also help the school continue to offer a broad program for their students.



Pat and Carol Duginske

We believe in contributing to the Annual Fund as well as being members of the Endowment Society because of the many opportunities offered to students attending Park Tudor. Naming the school in our estate plan will strengthen the endowment and help ensure that Park Tudor will have the funds needed for the future. If you believe that what is happening at Park Tudor today is important and needs to be ensured for the future, please join the Endowment Society. Ask yourself two questions: How much time did I spend planning my last vacation? How much time have I spent planning my estate? Spend a little time with the staff at Park Tudor and a professional advisor. If you believe (like we do) that you or your child benefited greatly from Park Tudor, perhaps you will give back to help insure this for future generations. Everyone has “two pockets” of money. In the “first pocket” are the dollars we’re using today. These dollars are always in high demand. The dollars we have left in our estate are in the other pocket. The decision to leave some of those dollars to benefit Park Tudor is an easy and gratifying decision to make.

Alumni “instrumental” in bringing music to hospital patients


atients at the new Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis may be surprised to hear the soothing strains of live music in the halls of the public hospital that opened in November. Those soothing musical sounds, which scientific studies have shown to promote healing, are being made possible by a number of Park Tudor alumni. Marianne Williams Tobias ’58, Stephanie Goodrid Lawson ’00 and Minju Choi ’98 are among those involved in the project to bring live music to the hospital. Tobias, a pianist and musicologist for the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, has established The Marianne Williams Tobias Music Fund to support live concerts in the hospital that will be broadcast to patient rooms. She also donated a grand piano for the hospital lobby, on which she performed on the hospital’s opening day. Lawson, a gift officer for Eskenazi Health Foundation, is playing a major role in fundraising for the Music Fund. Choi, a piano faculty member and associate director of Community Music Center at University of Indianapolis, also performed on opening day and is coordinating performances by her students and fellow faculty members at the University of Indianapolis.

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Eskenazi Health, a Level One Trauma Center, replaces Wishard Hospital. Tobias says, “When the idea of modernizing the facility emerged, I was ‘on board.’ My son had been saved by a Level One Trauma Center in Ft. Myers, Florida, and I realized how critical such trauma centers are. I feel that this is helping another Level One Trauma Center: one which treats all of our citizenry, and many who could not afford hospital care. “I wanted to give part of me. What I know and do best is music, and music and healing are longtime partners.” Musicians from the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, the International Violin Competition, the American Pianists Association, Butler University and University of Indianapolis, among others, will participate in the project. Choi has been instrumental in involving music students at the University of Indianapolis. They will provide weekly piano and other instrumental recitals in the hospital’s main lobby.  “Musicians are expected to share their art form to touch people’s hearts in multiple capacities,” says Choi. “I am confident that this partnership will enrich many people’s lives, including those of the students.” Lawson agrees. She points out that “study after study shows that when patients

Minju Choi ’98 performs a recital in the lobby of the new Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital.

are exposed to music, in addition to art and nature, the healing process is exponentially increased, pain levels are decreased, and pain management is reduced. It’s also being used to treat depression and anxiety.” A recent story illustrates the power of music in the healing process. “We had a patient come in and play,” Lawson says. “He hadn’t played since his brother had passed. He just sat down and started singing and playing.”

Other Park Tudor alumni also have been instrumental in the opening of the new hospital. David Eskenazi ’85 serves on the board of Eskenazi Health Foundation, Grafton Day ’05 is a manager of annual giving and special projects at the Foundation, and Phillip Yung ’08 recently served as an intern.

Ashley Tambunan ’09, Elliott Sweeney ’09 and Lydia Neubauer ’10 at the Park Tudor alumni event in Chicago on January 30, 2014.


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The 2185-mile hike

To Jane Robbins Jackson ’67, retirement

from teaching 11 years ago marked the transition from a life in the classroom to an outdoor adventure culminating in a 2185mile hike of the entire Appalachian Trail last summer. After retiring from her career as a middle school teacher in Phoenix in 2003, Jackson soon headed to Flagstaff, where she spent six summers leading hikes with the US Forest Service/National Park Service Interpretive Partnership and explored the history of the Arizona land and its people. She gave talks and wrote an article for the “Journal of Arizona History” on the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps in Flagstaff and another on Arizona Snowbowl, the local ski resort. Her research on the history of skiing in northern Arizona ultimately led to her production of a 2010 documentary called “Echoes of the Peaks” (the original trailer can be seen at www. However, Jackson says her biggest passion has always been hiking, which led to her decision to hike the entire Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. She writes of her trip: The majority of my backpacking had been in the Grand Canyon and I thought the AT might be a good way to branch out and enjoy totally different scenery, plus I had in mind that it would be lots of flat walking. I missed the bit of online trivia that said the total elevation gain on the AT is equivalent to hiking Mt. Everest…16 times! It is intimidating to think of walking 2185 miles, so I broke it down in my mind to about three five-mile hikes a day. Carrying everything needed for the summer on your back also can be mind-boggling, but the lightweight gear available today is invaluable, and the ability to be in a town about every three days to resupply food helped keep pack weight down. My pack weighed in at 25 pounds or less the entire walk. The AT is a well-blazed trail, and I had pages of a guidebook mailed to me at various mail drops, so get-


ting lost was not one of my worries. While most nights were spent in a tent, church hostels, private homes opened to thru-hikers and a few motels were enjoyed along the way. The generosity of the townsfolk in the many tiny towns along the trail was remarkable, and the camaraderie of fellow hikers was unparalleled.  For anyone who aspires to do a long hike, the AT has it all. Beginning at Springer Mt., GA in April, leafless trees allowed great views to the mountainsides. As spring came, varied forests, rhododendron tunnels and good smells of flowering trees and honeysuckle brought back Indiana childhood memories. I walked through Great Smoky Mountain and Shenandoah National Parks and enjoyed much history along the way— the Civil War in the south and Revolutionary War in the north. Half-way point Harper’s Ferry brought a few days off to visit family, visit the Smithsonian and prepare

for the mid-Atlantic states’ heat and humidity, so unusual for this arid Arizona girl. Then came Pennsylvania’s infamous and not so cherished rocks; the delicious delis of New Jersey and New York, worth getting off trail for; Connecticut mosquitoes; and a memorable July 4th in Dalton, Massachusetts. Challenging trail with rock bouldering through New Hampshire, a sunny, no-wind day atop Mt. Washington, and Maine with its many lakes and astoundingly beautiful vistas brought the hike to an end at Mt. Katahdin.  This 4200-foot elevation climb was the culmination of a little more than four months of hard work and play, an experience that takes at least several weeks to fully appreciate. Robbins invites those considering hiking a long trail or wanting to know more about lightweight backpacking to visit her blog at or contact her at

Jane Robbins Jackson ’67 celebrates at the summit of her Appalachian Trail hike last summer. The retired teacher says, “I have often wondered how I had time for a full-time job!”

Class Notes 1965 David Easlick and his wife Katherine Coudriet have opened a dog clothing and accessory boutique in Beaufort, SC. The shop and related online store, Haute Diggity Dawg, sell dog sweaters and coats, as well as tuxedos, football jerseys, and other dog accessories. They moved to South Carolina last year from Naples, Florida. David also is a realtor with Caldwell Banker Platinum Plus.

1977 Lucy Bowen McCauley’s dance company, Bowen McCauley Dance (BMD) toured China for nine days in December, presenting performances in Beijing, Tianjin, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong. BMD was the first American dance company invited to the 10th Guangdong Dance Festival, widely regarded as one of the most important international contemporary dance events in China. The company joined a host of wellknown dance companies from around the world for performances on Shamian Island in Guangzhou. BMD taught workshops for dance students at Tianjin University of Sport and performed for university students and faculty. Lucy taught a dance workshop for 40 participants with Parkinson Disease at Southern Hospital. Additionally, Ping Pong Productions, an American production company in China, invited BMD as part of its American Cultural Center Tour program to offer a variety of performances and master classes to local university and school students. The Company performed for more than 300 students at Tianjin University of Sport in Tianjin, China where Lucy also taught a master class, met with university officials, and gave a lecture to

Lucy Bowen McCauley ’77 teaches a workshop during her dance company’s tour of China in November 2013.

university students. Lucy and her company also performed at Nanhai Experimental High School in Foshan to an audience of more than 1,200 students.

1986 In October 2013, Sara Spees Addicott’s Seattle tennis team won the USTA League Women’s 18-and-over 4.0 National Championships in Tucson, Arizona. She writes, “It was such an amazing experience! Our team ranges in age from 22 to 58 and everyone is a tough competitor and a great player. I’d encourage anyone who loves tennis to get involved with USTA Leagues. There are opportunities for players at every level to play competitive tennis, and it’s a game you can play all your life. Never thought I’d be doing this at this level in my 40s!”

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Post Company in all intellectual property aspects of the $250 million transaction with Nash Holdings LLC to sell its newspaper assets to owner Jeff Bezos. Rupp also advised The Washington Post Company in its transition to its new name, Graham Holdings Company, securing all necessary trademark clearances.

1987 Kelly Lamm Teller has been named director of advancement at Leadership Indianapolis.

1988 Mimi Rupp, trademark lawyer at Kenyon & Kenyon LLP, advised The Washington

Tudor Hall classmates Connie Ryan Lathrop ’68 and Ann Covalt ’68 recently got together for dinner. They had not seen each other since the summer of 1968, 45 years ago. Seated left to right are Ann, Connie, Connie’s husband John Lathrop. Standing, Ann’s partner of 30 years, Duncan Brown.

Members of the Tudor Class of 1969 met for lunch at Woodstock Club to reconnect with classmate Betsy Forrest Robb, who returned to Indianapolis from her home in Honolulu for the Thanksgiving holiday. Standing, left to right: Debbie Stuart Everett, Betsy Forrest Robb, Lizette Daggett Bennett, Sharon Drach Mangas, Debbie Wasden Woodfin, Susan Mertz Ivancevich. Seated: Kathy McKinney, Tina Mark Weldon, Janet Galbreath Keller.


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USA Triathlon Olympic Distance National Championship in Milwaukee, WI this summer. He has joined the club crew team at DePaul as part of his training program to increase his strength and endurance. • Jeffrey Shen’s 2010 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology project recently was awarded the First Place team prize. Jeffrey and teammates Lyndon Ji and Youkow Homma initially were named second-place winners in that year’s competition.

Rebecca Feeley writes: “In June, I achieved my dream of becoming a United Nations Official. I am currently serving as a Political Affairs Officer in the UN’s peacekeeping mission in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. In this capacity, I analyze and report political developments and trends in the region. It is challenging but fascinating work!”

1996 Gordon Strain was awarded a Creative Arts Renewal grant from the Indianapolis Arts Council last summer. Since then, he has been producing a series of works headed to Los Angeles for a solo gallery show.

2001 • Brooke Sagalowsky Hubbuch is the associate publisher overseeing “CS Magazine” and all seven Modern Luxury magazines in Chicago. • Chris Mehl and his wife Elie welcomed Nicolas Marion Mehl on November 26, 2013. They live in Los Angeles, where Chris works in the programming department at Disney Channel, and Elie is a professional table tennis instructor.

2004 Sarah Renkens Sharp graduated from the McKinney School of Law in May 2013 and is now an associate at the Indianapolis law firm Faegre Baker Daniels.

2006 Tennie Renkens, in her second year at IU School of Medicine, won a firstplace scholarship of $13,200 for her 2013 summer research project conducted through the IUSM Medicine Student Research Program in Academic Medicine. Tennie spent 12 weeks last summer under the mentorship of Dr. R. Mark Payne, professor of pediatrics at the IU School of Medicine. She also attended weekly seminars to learn more about the process of considering research as a future endeavor. The scholarship winners delivered their project findings at an oral presentation competition in August.


2012 Christian Englum earned Academic AllBig Ten honors as a football player at Indiana University.

2013 Lauren Rapp ’07 and Ryan Mossakowski

2007 Lauren Rapp and Ryan Mossakowski (Frisco, TX) were married June 15, 2013 at Second Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis. Classmate Erin Trimpe was Lauren’s maid of honor. Other alumni in attendance were John Rapp ’04, brother of the bride and groomsman; J.B. Rapp ’12, brother of the bride and groomsman; John Scott ’07, Spencer Summerville ’06, Nick Trimpe ’04, Kristin Trimpe ’10 and Lyndsey Holt ’09. Park Tudor faculty attending included Kyle Cox, Joe Fumusa, Brad Lennon, A.J. and Lori McIntosh, Ellen Todd and Lisa Trimpe. Lauren, who has been a teaching assistant at Park Tudor for the past two years, will live in Texas.

Neha Anand is a staff writer for the “Yale Journal of Medicine and Law.” She submitted an excerpt from her Global Scholars research paper for her application. She was published in the first issue of the year; her article is titled “The Ethics of Pharmaceutical Testing in Developing Countries.” In addition to Neha’s success, Lisa Muloma’s paper for Advanced Chemistry at Vanderbilt was chosen as the best in class for that course, Kevin Rex’s paper on Emerson was selected to be workshopped in all sections of Freshman Composition at Harvard, and Roshni Patel’s painting was selected for exhibit by Herron School of Art.

2010 • Richie Beaton is captain of the Williams College football team.

2011 • William Block is an intern at the medical sales company Prometheus Medical in England. He moved to the continent in September and has traveled throughout Europe during his stay. • DJ Diaz competed in the 2013 Chicago Triathlon, placing fourth in his age group (M 20-24) in his first Olympic-length race. As a result, he has been invited to the

DJ Diaz ’11 after finishing the Chicago Triathlon.

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• To Alison Blickman Lazin ’02 and Jamie Lazin on the birth of Olivia Lazin on October 20, 2013. • To Jonathan McDowell ’02 and Danielle McDowell on the birth of Grace Marie McDowell on December 26, 2013. • To World Languages teacher Leslie Phillips and Mark Phillips on the birth of Lucy Phillips on October 27, 2013. On Veterans Day, the Upper School welcomed Armando Caceres ’12, currently in the Marine Corps, to speak about what motivated him to join and his thoughts on service. At the assembly, students participating in the Legacy Initiative history project shared their thoughts about their interviews with veterans and read excerpts from their new Civil War anthology.


• Lauren Rapp ’07 to Ryan Mossakowski on June 15, 2013.

• To Assistant Athletic Director and Boys Basketball Head Coach Kyle Cox and Emily Cox on the birth of Kayleigh Elizabeth Cox on January 19, 2014.

Deaths • Barbara Franz Storer ’36 on December 13, 2013. • Linda Hamilton McLaughlin ’44 on December 3, 2013.


• Philippe VanDyke Moore ’44 in February 2014.

• To Nathan Warfel ’92 and Andrea Warfel on the birth of Jackson Augustus Warfel in October 2013.

• L. Charles “Chuck” DeVoe ’48 on December 28, 2013.

• To Peter Simmons ’94 and Letitia Simmons, and grandmother Carole Simmons, Middle School teacher, on the birth of Annabelle Simmons on November 12, 2013.

• Richard Mathur Hall ’49 on October 24, 2013.

(Births, Adoptions)

• To Hilary Renihan Heffernan ’96 and Mike Heffernan on the birth of Owen Robert Heffernan on October 14, 2013. • To Melanie Tinker Vitalis ’99 and DeMario Vitalis on the birth of Marielle Audrianna Grace Vitalis on October 10, 2013. • To Alida Page Fitzpatrick ’99 and Brendan Fitzpatrick on the birth of Maeve Alles Fitzpatrick on August 5, 2013. • To Noah Buonanno ’00 and YuanYuan Lu on the birth of Milo Oliver Buonanno on November 7, 2013. • To Jane Ristine Hixon ’00 and Tim Hixon on the birth of Theodore “Theo” Timothy Hixson on November 7, 2013. He joins big sister Eliza Joy, 2. • To Chris Mehl ’01 and Elie Mehl and grandmother Kim Smith Stickney ’74, on the birth of Nicolas Marion Mehl on November 26, 2013.

• Fred Ropkey ’48 in November 2013.

• Emilie Lamb Massette ’56 on December 21, 2013. • Steve Eddy ’63 on October 26, 2013. • Robert James ’82 on December 6, 2013. • Former girls basketball coach Oliver Duncan on July 24, 2013. • Former food services director James McNees on October 25, 2013.

Gretchen Doniger ’87 and Eric Doninger ’84 on the death of their sister and aunt, Emily Lamb Massette ’56, on December 21, 2013. • To Catherine Wood Lawson ’72, Marjorie Wood ’83, William Lawson ’00, and Andrew Lawson ’05 on the death of their mother and grandmother, Billie Lou Wood, on December 20, 2013. • To Lucy Bowen McCauley ’77 on the death of her father, Thomas Bowen, on November 27, 2013. • To Harry McLaughlin, Jr. ’79, Margo Raikos McLaughlin ’81 and Park Tudor architect Roll McLaughlin on the death of their mother, wife and mother-in-law, Linda Hamilton McLaughlin ’44, on December 3, 2013. • To Candy Dugan Stock ’86 on the death of her mother, Joanne Dugan, on January 26, 2014. • To Kelly Sheridan Kenny ’95 on the death of her father, Oliver Duncan, on July 24, 2013. • To Joy Duginske Crampton ’97 on the death of her father, Pat Duginske, on December 22, 2013. • To Alex ’98, Patrick ’00 and Olivia Taurel ’06 on the death of their mother, Kathryn Taurel, on February 4, 2014. • To Drew Elliott ’99 on the death of his mother, Jannette Elliott, on February 12, 2014. • To B.J. Durham ’01 and Timothy Durham ’09 on the death of their grandfather, Beurt SerVaas, on February 3, 2014.

• Former women’s athletic director, coach and physical education teacher Jane Trotter on February 12, 2014.

• To John ’06, William ’07, Marie ’10 and Martha Brainard ’14 on the death of their grandfather, Jack Brainard, on October 24, 2013.


• To Assistant Middle School Director and World Languages teacher Amy Kerr on the death of her mother, Patricia Parker, on November 18, 2013.

• To Stephen DeVoe ’53, Michael DeVoe ’73, Curt DeVoe ’78, Charles DeVoe ’81 and Julie DeVoe ’85 on the death of their brother and father, L. Charles “Chuck” DeVoe ’48, on December 28, 2013. • To Suzanne Lamb Holder ’54, Judy Lamb Doniger ’58, Sarah Lamb Isaak ’59, Sylvia Shortridge Hood ’81,

• To Upper School Spanish teacher David Malcom on the death of his father, William S. Malcom, on January 19, 2014. • To Upper School Administrative Assistant Sharon Riddle on the death of her mother, Barbara Schutz, on January 21, 2014.


Class Notes Spring 2014 Park Tudor School

Honor and Memorial Gifts

Received September 21, 2013 through January 22, 2014 Gifts in honor of … Tala Hasan ’16 Dr. and Mrs. Samer Ali-Hasan Rachel Bir ’14 Mrs. Suzon Motz Alec J. Bloomfield ’19 Mr. and Mrs. Kenton Roush Mrs. Anne R. Crafton Ms. Mary Anne Riley The Dominguez Family Ms. Patti Fralich Marcus Downs ’15 Mr. and Mrs. Mark Downs Holyn Drook ’26 Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Drook Luke Drook ’28 Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Drook Mr. Larry Eckel Mrs. Eleanor Backman Mr. Jim Foxlow Mr. Douglas Hill ’58 Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Raiser (Charlie ’65) Mr. and Mrs. James L. Worrall (Jim ’61) James Foxworthy ’18 Mr. and Mrs. James A. James (Jim ’53) Mrs. Kathleen Fry Drs. Michael and Shirley Fry Sean Fry ’14 Drs. Michael and Shirley Fry Mrs. Wendy Mantel Garbowit ’72 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas D. Mantel (Flo Mary Foreman ’46)


Dr. Jan Guffin Ms. Lisa A. Hendrickson ’77* and Mr. John Whalen Celina Komari ’15 Mrs. Joanne Komari Joseph Komari ’14 Mrs. Joanne Komari

Gifts in memory of… Mr. Arthur L. Belford Mr. and Mrs. John A. Detrio Mr. Lew Berkeley Mr. and Mrs. James L. Worrall (Jim ’61)

Haroon Malik ’23 Dr. and Mrs. Adnan Malik

Mr. Walter Scott Blackburn Ms. Alpha Blackburn Mrs. Sydney B. Stephenson

Inaya Malik ’27 Dr. and Mrs. Adnan Malik

Ms. Jill Blair Mr. and Mrs. Stephen P. Dean

Ms. Emily Mantel ’76 Mrs. Debra C. Burns Mr. and Mrs. Thomas D. Mantel Ms. Jennifer Burns ’08 (Flo Mary Foreman ’46) Mr. John Burns ’69 Mr. Anthony L. Onstott Cols. Lyndi Hutchison ’67 and Terry Balven Stephen E. ’53 and Mary O. DeVoe 2014 Park Tudor Annual Fund Steering Committee Anonymous

Ms. Karen Lake Buttrey ’63 Mr. Donald W. Buttrey Ms. Tessa E. Byers ’10 Mr. Clifford A. Hull* and Dr. Sara H. Murphy Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Richardson

Lainie Robertson ’27 Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Robertson

Mr. Allen Clowes ’35 Dr. James P. Fadely and Mrs. Sally Fehsenfeld Fadely

Turner Schaming ’25 Mrs. Janice Schaming

Mr. Barow Davidian Nancy Nichols Williams ’73

Mrs. Carol B. Shumate Lisa A. Krieg ’82 and Michael Gable

Mr. Charles DeVoe ’48 Mrs. Juliet Everett Mr. and Mrs. John C. Ruckelshaus (John ’48; Patricia Carter ’48)

Amy Skeels ’14 Mrs. M. David Skeels Harry Smith ’15 Dr. David Smith Alexandra S. Woods ’19 Mr. and Mrs. H. Bradford Hays Mr. and Mrs. Don Woods

Mr. Patrick Duginske Steven S. Cagle ’71 Mr. Oliver Duncan Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Kenny (Kelly Sheridan ’95) Mr. Stephen Eddy ’63 Mr. and Mrs. J. Scott Keller (Scott ’63)

Mr. John Esterline III ’53 Anonymous Ms. Alice Elizabeth Appel Mrs. Anne Kemper Bickel ’58 Mr. John Brehob Ms. Brenda Esterline Mrs. Katheryn Mahaffey Esterline ’58 Dr. and Mrs. George W. Hamilton (George ’51) Mr. and Mrs. George Holder (Suzanne Lamb ’54) Mr. and Mrs. Mark M. Holeman Mrs. Sylvia Shortridge Hood ’81 Mr. Gerry and Mrs. Susanne LaFollette (Sue Eaglesfield ’54) Dr. Mary Mckibben McCrae ’54 Mr. and Mrs. Patrick J. McGarvey Mr. Richard Pidgeon ’55 Mrs. Kitty Tavel Mr. and Mrs. Douglas M. Wade (Doug ’54) Miss Sara Lois Haber Mr. and Mrs. Philip A. Brooks (Claire Wilkinson ’52) Mrs. Jane H. Holt Mr. and Mrs. William J. Holt (Bill ’76) Mr. John P. Holton Jr. ’63 Mr. and Mrs. J. Scott Keller (Scott ’63) Mrs. Eleanor Krauss Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Thompson (Vivian Alpert ’67) Ms. Emilie Massette ’56 Mrs. Suzanne Brown Blakeman ’55 Penny Spencer McClure ’56 Mrs. Linda Hamilton McLaughlin ’43 Anonymous Mrs. Deb Camack Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Carmichael Stephen E. ’53 and Mary O. DeVoe Mrs. Mary P. Moss Mr. and Mrs. P. James Stokes (Jeannine Grinslade ’46)

Class Notes Spring 2014 Park Tudor School

Mr. Joseph K. Fumusa Mr. and Mrs. F. Haydon Hapak (Haydon ’74) Mrs. Amy Hartman

Mr. Baxter S. Rogers ’59 Mr. and Mrs. Alexander L. Rogers (Alex ’61) Mr. and Mrs. James B. Rogers (J.B. ’82)

Hon. Randall Shepard and Mrs. Amy MacDonell Shepard Mrs. Kate Lee Steele ’62 Mrs. Kim Stickney (Kim Smith ’74) Gene and Mary Ann Zink

Mr. Frederick Ropkey ’48 Mr. and Mrs. John C. Ruckelshaus (John ’48; Patricia Carter ’48)

Thank a Teacher Mrs. Shannon Averyt Mr. and Mrs. Johnston Erwin

Mr. Douglas H. Stickney Gina and Jim Bremner Mr. and Mrs. Jose Caceres

Mrs. Joan Grinkmeyer Mr. and Mrs. Chris Klocke (Kelly Marquart ’03)

Mrs. Karen Ayres Mr. and Mrs. Andrew J. Miroff (Drew ’92)

Dr. Jan Guffin Mr. Iñaki Alanis-Cue ’03

Mr. Humam Sukapdjo Mr. Mike McCraw and Dr. Amye Sukapdjo ’87

Ms. Brandi Barnett Mr. and Mrs. Andrew J. Miroff (Drew ’92)

Mrs. Chris Hammock Mr. and Mrs. Craig M. Carpenter

Christopher Jacob Therber Rich and Susan Graffis

Mrs. Barbara Beattie Ms. Madeline Patterson ’08

Mrs. Shants Hart Ms. Donna Hopf

Ms. Lynn Thomsen Mr. and Mrs. Stephen P. Dean Mr. Clifford A. Hull* and Dr. Sara H. Murphy

Mrs. Stephanie Behringer Mr. and Mrs. Weston Andrew Jones

Mr. Christopher Holobek Mr. and Mrs. Brian Holle

Mr. Lloyd J. Tucker Mr. Ben Shaw ’04

Mrs. Carrie Blankenbaker Mr. and Mrs. John F. Townsend III (John ’89)

Mrs. Billie Lou Wood Anonymous – 2 Mr. C. Harvey Bradley ’41 Steven S. Cagle ’71 Mr. and Mrs. Marc Christman Mr. and Mrs. Edgar G. Davis Tom and Mary Grein Art and Betsy Harris Mr. V. William Hunt and Mrs. Nancy Bergen Hunt Mr. and Mrs. Harley Kripke Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey M. Lipshaw Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence O’Donnell Mr. and Mrs. John E.D. Peacock (Jay ’64; Sally Bradley ’64) Ms. Myrta Pulliam ’65 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Reilly Jr. Mr. and Mrs. David L. Ring (David ’72) Mr. Jeff Rudd and Mrs. Christie Thrasher-Rudd Mr. Ronald G. Salatich and Mrs. Hilary Stout Salatich Mr. and Mrs. L. Bond Sandoe (Valri Philpott ’52) Mr. Richard C. Searles

Mrs. Susan Buroker ’84 Dr. and Mrs. Michael Rothbaum Ms. Mollie A. Cleveland Chris and Cheri Sumner

Mr. Jerry Grayson Dr. and Mrs. Christopher Stack

Mr. Rob C. Hueni Mr. F. Timothy Nagler Mr. Clifford A. Hull Mr. and Mrs. Paul Kortepeter Mrs. Kathleen G. Hutchinson Mr. and Mrs. Brian Holle

Mrs. Anne R. Crafton Mr. and Mrs. Peter Emerson Mr. R. Scott Frye Dr. and Mrs. Michael Rothbaum

Mrs. Laura I. Lowe Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Peter Emerson Alexandra and Greg Loewen Drs. Alexander and Helen Niculescu

Ms. Lilianna Eiteljorg ’09 Mr. and Mrs. Weston Andrew Jones

Ms. Margo McAlear Mr. and Mrs. Vincenzo Verderame

Mrs. Lorelei R. Farlow Mr. and Mrs. John N. Failey

Mrs. Lisa Mercurio Drs. David and Jianan Graybill

Ms. Pamela Fischer Mr. and Mrs. Paul Kortepeter

Mrs. Lori Morales Mr. and Mrs. Craig M. Carpenter

Mrs. Kathleen Fry Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Hellman

Mrs. Molly S. Murphy Mr. and Mrs. Rudy Nehrling

Mr. Thomas Page Mr. and Mrs. Paul Kortepeter Chris and Cheri Sumner Park Tudor Teachers Drs. Sridahr and Prashanthi Bolla Ms. Jamie Ritter Mr. and Mrs. Weston Andrew Jones Mr. Ryan Ritz Mr. and Mrs. Robert Schuckit Mr. Frank Wu and Ms. Julie Liu Mrs. Barbara J. Rominger Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Alpert Mr. Eli Salatich Mr. and Mrs. Craig M. Carpenter Alexandra and Greg Loewen Mrs. Alyssa Scotten Mr. Haldan Cohn and Ms. Phyllis Lugger Mrs. Bonnie Stewart Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Hellman Ms. Cortney Vandebelt Mr. and Mrs. Andrew J. Miroff (Drew ’92) Mr. Lane Waters Mr. and Mrs. Weston Andrew Jones Mr. Donald J. Weymuth Mr. and Mrs. Brian Holle Chris and Cheri Sumner Mr. John R. Williams Susan Batt ’92 Mr. Dave Morrison and Ms. Margot K. McKinney ’79 Dr. and Mrs. Christopher Stack * = faculty


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