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As Pine Crest moves forward for the next 75 years, the School examines a promising new teaching and learning method.
To offer a challenging academic experience complemented by excellence in the arts and athletics; to develop the character, independence, and leadership of each student; and to provide a nurturing learning community that prepares students to meet the global challenges of our future.
Pine Crest School â€“ a College Preparatory School 1501 NE 62nd Street Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334 Tel: 954.492.4122 Fax: 954.492.4177
2700 St. Andrews Boulevard Boca Raton, FL 33434 Tel: 561.852.2803 Fax: 561.852.2832
Embracing Brain-Based Research in Education
Not all teaching techniques are created equal. We explore new and creative teaching methods to stimulate students’ multiple senses.
| 10 | Highlights
A series of Noteworthy, Achievement, Sports, Science, and International articles from the world of Pine Crest
| 18 | Sports Wrapup
A quarterly report from the Pine Crest athletics program
| 19 | Another Edinburgh Success
Pine Crest students perform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the largest theatre festival in the world.
| 20 | Alumni
A closer look at Roland Foulkes ’74, Dr. Nancy Nicolson ’71, Daniel Levin ’93, and several outstanding young alumni
| 27 | Unforgettable
Tributes to Sara Bryant Smith ’90 and Ben Novack, Jr. ’73
| 28 | People and Places
Pine Crest families and friends on the scene
| 32 | Facebook Memories
Alumni share memories of their favorite teachers.
| 34 | Circle of Excellence
Recognizing the individuals who donated cash gifts in the last fiscal year
Toni Marshall, Nick Crisafi, and Judy Reich Contributing Writer
Vice President for Advancement
Nick Crisafi, Susie Ledbetter, Laura Deane, and Alisa Karten Layout and Design
Milan De Vito Design Publisher
Pine Crest Magazine is produced by the Pine Crest School Development Office Pine Crest Magazine Fall 2009
Welcome to the Future The Fort Lauderdale campus will break ground on the new Upper School in summer 2010.
PINE CREST SCHOOL
ALUMNI CALENDAR 2009-10 DECEMBER 2009
Sleeping Beauty Ballet
Upper School Musical
• December 11 at 8:00 p.m. • December 12-13 at 2:00 p.m. • Stacy Auditorium
• Alumni Pre-Theatre Dessert, Saturday, March 20 at 7:00 p.m., Musical at 7:30 p.m. • Stacy Auditorium • Actors and Directors “TalkBack” immediately following performance
• Band, Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble and Chorus • December 15, 7:00 p.m., Stacy Auditorium
Annual Alumni Holiday Gathering
Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame Induction
• Wednesday, December 16, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Alumni Symposium and Campus Tours
Upper School Winter Concert
REUNIONS • Friday, April 16, Stacy Auditorium at 12:00 noon
• Brenda Gooden hosts an Alumni Ballet Warm-Up Reunion • Date and Location TBD
Los Angeles Alumni Reunion
All-Alumni Happy Hour featuring student musical entertainment
WEST COAST GATHERINGS • Date TBD • Location TBD
San Francisco Alumni Reunion • Date TBD • Location TBD
• April 16 – Faculty Courtyard, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Class Reunions • 50th: 1960 • 40th: 1970 • 30th: 1980 • 25th: 1985 • 20th: 1990 • 10th: 2000 • Dinner and Dancing at the Ft. Lauderdale Hyatt Regency Pier 66 • Saturday, April 17, 7:00 p.m. to Midnight
We are pleased to announce the formation of the Pine Crest School “Half Century Club”, recognizing alumni who graduated 50-plus years ago. Alumni from 1941 to 1959 are invited to join with this year’s 50th Reunion Class of 1960 for the first-official induction ceremony to be held Saturday evening, April 17 during our Alumni Dinner-Dance festivities.
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“Transformational” is the buzz word around campus these days. We have adopted the word, adapted it, added it to our lexicon, and ascribed it to our educational process. We also have connected the word to our new Boca Raton Lower School, and now, look to our new Upper School to define it anew. We will break ground for our “transformational” Upper School building in summer 2010. The Upper School Academic Center will be collegiate in design and function; its form takes it shape from the learning that will go on inside. For example, informal gathering places and study nooks, adjacent to traditional classrooms, will allow for creative collaborations, break-out sessions, and learning centers. Additionally, we will have a student union which will provide indoor space for our students to get together during free periods.
fall 2009-10 Board of Trustees Walter Banks ’61, Chair Michelle Cibene ’84, Vice Chair Marc Bell Lourdes Cowgill, Ph.D. Jean Findeiss Robert Fishman Mark Gilbert ’74 Daniel Goldberg Jeff Hollander David Kantor Arthur Keiser ’71, Ph.D. Albert “Sonny” Kotite Edward Pozzuoli Hiromi Printz Kevin Quinn Douglas Reynolds ’75 Jeff Roberts Sheri Sack Karen Schlesinger Dan Sheinberg Ana Waldman Peter Wittich Jordan Zimmerman
An open-sided atrium will connect the two main buildings which will house the four academic disciplines: English, modern languages, social science, and math classrooms. Each discipline has a themed-central academic area. The bow-shaped hallways contain media walls, conversation and study areas, a map/logistics center and performance space, and several flatscreen TVs to watch foreign news and programs.
Robert Friedman, H ’77 Theodore Friedt, H ’81 William H. Grimditch, Jr. H ’67 Richard Ingham John Leech ’56 William J. McMillan ’45 Paul Roepnack Henry H. Wheeler
Alumni Council Marcie (Berman) Bour Patron ’80 Elizabeth Camp ’94 Charles Cobb ’93 Lucy Friedt Dublin ’72 Norma Martin Goonen ’65 Jeffrey Keiser ’73 Lara Osofsky Leader ’93 Ashley Palmer Lindsay ’99 Sara Regensdorf ’97 Jon Wiley ’79
Pine Crest School – a College Preparatory School 1501 NE 62nd Street Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334 Tel: 954.492.4122 Fax: 954.492.4177 2700 St. Andrews Boulevard Boca Raton, FL 33434 Tel: 561.852.2803 Fax: 561.852.2832
I could go on and on about this wonderful new place for student learning, so we will feature the building in an upcoming issue. While we look forward to the transformations the new building will bring to the Fort Lauderdale campus, we are applying many of its ideas today. As you read the main feature in this issue on brain-based research, you will see the many ways in which we are applying this “transformational” process to our curriculum now. And, in yet another kind of transformation, our Boca Raton Lower School received recognition from the Environmental Protection Agency for being number 17 on their Top 20 list of energy-saving schools. Both of these innovative buildings complement and support our 21st century learning environment and curriculum. They, along with our talented students and teachers, ensure our continued place as the top academic institution in the area. Sincerely,
Lourdes M. Cowgill, Ph.D. Pine Crest Magazine Fall 2009
Embracing Brain-Based Research in Education
New and creative teaching methods to stimulate studentsâ€™ multiple senses BY NICK CRISAFI and TONI MARSHALL
The anticipation of what was in the treasure chest was building for three days. Fort Lauderdale second-grade teacher Marlaine Dempsey opened it and slowly removed pearl necklaces, rings, gold coins, and even a tiara. There was just one thing left, she explained. • She took out a gift-wrapped package. The children couldn’t wait to find out what the package held. Dempsey ripped off the paper revealing a writing notebook, telling the children it was so special because it would contain all of her “thoughts, ideas, and memories throughout the year.” The children received their own notebooks to do the same. The object of the assignment was to build anticipation. n Dempsy’s method to help students feel, know, and understand “anticipation” incorporates RAD (Reticular Activating System, Amygdala, Dopamine), a teaching and learning strategy based on the actual workings of the brain. Academics slowly have been implementing the teaching and learning strategy for more than a decade, but Pine Crest incorporated the method more recently in earnest, kicking it off with this summer’s reading of neurologist and classroom teacher Judy Willis’ book: Research-Based Strategies to Ignite Student Learning. Neurologists, for example, actually are viewing the brain and recording what stimulates learning, retention, excitement, and curiosity. “With neuroimaging and FMRI – another type of brain scan – we basically can see what’s going on in the brain when different things are happening,” says Christine Khachane, Head of Lower School on the Fort Lauderdale campus. “If someone is listening to music, they can see what’s activated.” This is relatively new when applied to education, Khachane explains. “We can take what we are learning about brain functioning and make our instruction more purposeful and meaningful. It’s not necessarily about changing or throwing out all the things we’ve been doing for years, it’s about improving upon them,” she notes. From pre-k to grade 12, the teaching style is being implemented. In actuality, many Pine Crest teachers have been using brain-based devices in their lessons for some time. But what we are seeing at Pine Crest today is a more concerted effort. Teachers are increasing role playing, interactive lessons, and using technology to simulate outcomes. “It’s the thinking out of the box,” says Fort Lauderdale seventh-grade Spanish teacher
Margaret Devash, whose students recently held a fashion show to deliver information in Spanish on the feel of fabric, the cost of their accessories, and the several uses of clothing items modeled. “The objective of having a fashion show in the classroom is to connect prior knowledge with new vocabulary. The idea is to capture and hold the student’s attention. Therefore, success in learning a second language depends on using all of the senses and immersing students in a multitude of complex and interactive experiences,” Devash adds. With this approach, she is creating a student-centered, personal motivation for learning. Meanwhile, Fort Lauderdale’s Lower School art teacher Stephanie Little’s class has learned about Alexander Calder, who designed the mobile. It was an art lesson plan, but incorporated math and science (organic and geometric shapes, balance, simple machines, and kinetic movement). The brain-based strategies implemented included differentiated and multisensory learning by communicating and teaching students about the artist and procedures through reading a book, a PowerPoint presentation, a video clip of the artist, oral instruction for building a mobile, visual instruction through a demonstration, a bulletin board with images and written information, and examples of artwork throughout the room. Little related the lesson to students’ previous knowledge – drawing on their concepts of the differences between geometric and organic shapes. They discussed where they see organic shapes in nature and how geometric shapes are man-made. The question Little always asks is whether students had a mobile over their cribs when they were young. “This is an excellent relational memory to refer to when introducing mobiles because
Alexander Calder invented the device,” Little explains. “This generation of students is learning in a whole different way via its exposure to various types of media and the way it processes information,” comments Boca’s Assistant Head of School Scott Wing. “Therefore, it’s important for us as educators to key into those areas of the brain and open up students’ neural pathways. This will not only allow them to retain information more easily and efficiently, but also create multiple sensory associations so they may recall that learned material weeks, months, even years down the road.” To ensure their lessons are stored securely in the minds of their students, teachers on the Boca Raton campus also are utilizing the brain-based approach in a number of ways. In the Middle School, many classes are employing Web 2.0 tools to present more information to students and initiate interactivity throughout the learning process. The eighth-grade film production class, for example, began the year using Ning (www. ning.com) – a unique (and completely free!) Web site which offers users the opportunity to create and customize their own social networks to facilitate interactive information sharing and collaboration. Academically, it is a valuable resource because it replicates the user-friendly interface of sites such as Facebook and Twitter while keeping students safe and secure due to its closed network capabilities. Upper School students in AP Spanish teacher Frank Kruger-Robbins’ class use a similar site for their projects. On the Ning, teachers can post assignments, documents, discussion topics, comments – even photos, blogs, and videos – which students have access to both in school and at home. The students are then
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Essential Training Dr. David A. Sousa, consultant in Educational Neuroscience, hosts a professional development workshop for Pine Crest faculty and administrators on How the Brain Learns: Translating Brain Research into Classroom Practice.
Understanding the principles Dr. Judy Willis, classroom teacher, neurologist, and author of ResearchBased Strategies to Ignite Student Learning, kicks off the school year with a workshop on brain research and how it relates to education.
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Role playing Boca’s Tobey Marsceill goes up and down the rows of her “airplane” handing out snacks to her passengers.
“This generation of students is learning in a whole different way via its exposure to various types of media and the way it processes information.” Scott Wing Assistant Head of School, Pine Crest Boca Raton
encouraged to view their assignments and engage in class discussions via the Ning site, sharing in a comprehensive educational environment that they may participate in long after they have left class. “The excitement [for the students] is obvious,” says Dave Burgess, who teaches the film production class along with Jared Svendsen and Nick Crisafi. “First of all, the students enjoy creating their own exclusive, individualized profiles which give them an opportunity to express themselves creatively. The site
Absorbing the experience Fort Lauderdale Middle School teacher (Class of ’81) Jana Blackwell’s Ancient Civilizations class learned how the Sumerians, one of the earliest urban societies in Southern Mesopotamia more than 5,000 years ago, developed writing systems known as cuneiform. Students practiced inscribing symbols on clay to get the real effect, encouraging multisensory stimulation.
also stimulates topical discussion about the subject at hand because as we post discussion threads, comments, videos, etc., the students not only participate by responding, but begin generating conversations on their
own and really start shaping the class content within the context of the curriculum.” The Ning’s success also has been bolstered by the students’ reactions. “I love using it,” says Carter Helschien, who took the class during the first trimester. “It’s interactive, allows us to compile and access different types of media, and mirrors the way kids our age socialize.” Meanwhile, seventh graders recently were treated to a comprehensive lesson about the United States’ split from Britain during their recent flight on A.G. Airlines. Of course, it was a virtual “in-class” flight courtesy of American Government teacher Tobey Marsceill, but one would never know it thanks to her spoton impression of a flight attendant, complete with in-flight uniform and snack cart. Each student was greeted with a boarding pass upon entering the classroom and treated as an actual passenger. The lesson came into play as the “in-flight movie” – a PowerPoint presentation about the American Revolutionary War entitled “Breaking Up Is Hard to Do.” By taking her students by surprise and offering them a multisensory opportunity to role play, Marsceill ensured that they will never forget the facts they learned that day about America’s burgeoning independence. In the Lower School, the fifth graders in Anna Carello’s social studies class recently completed a project about the Age of Exploration using a tool quite familiar to this generation of students... the Wii®! Carello allowed the fifth graders to choose an explorer from the Age of Exploration and make up their own video game centered around that specific individual. The first step for each student was to realistically create his/her explorer as a Mii®, or Wii® console avatar, via the Web. The students then conducted research, assigned their explorers specific abilities (i.e. great skill at running, swimming, throwing objects, etc.), and created a world in which
Multisensory Boca fifth grader Rachel Rutstein’s video game collage includes original drawings, text, and a Mii® version of Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci.
they would inhabit. To display the project, the students printed out their Mii® explorers and created a collage of drawings, photos, and text to represent their imagined video game. Innovative, out-of-the-box educational activities such as these are highly recommended by leading authorities within the educational field. In her book, Willis writes, “… students benefit by being personally involved in the subject material with techniques such as hands-on manipulatives, field experience, experimentation, or even whole-body movement (total physical response) to potentiate the implantation of the new information into memory and improve retrieval later. Brains search for meaning to successfully encode new information. Students’ attention must be engaged before the new information can be perceived, encoded, and patterned. Novelty, humor, and surprise in lessons expedite students’ attentive focus, and the use of these strategies results in more successful coding of data into the memory circuits.” By introducing new and creative teaching methods into the curriculum and stimulating students’ multiple senses, our corps of committed and caring teachers are not only helping our students expand their potential for success, but are also inspiring them while fostering their love of learning. Pine Crest Magazine Fall 2009
AP Teacher Elizabeth White Publishes Book
Fort Lauderdale Campus Gains New Assistant Head of School n Dr. Anita Tychsen (pronounced Tike-sin) began in July her tenure as Assistant Head of School on the Fort Lauderdale campus. Dr. Tychsen was the Assistant Head at the International School of Indiana. Her background includes a B.A. in European History and Literature from Yale College, an M.A. in European History from Columbia University, an M.A. in Education from the University of Connecticut, and a Ph.D. in Educational Administration from the University of Wisconsin. Complemented by her impressive educational background is her extensive experience as an educator and school administrator, including stints overseas in the Ukraine, the Czech Republic, and Peru. A gifted writer and communicator, Dr. Tychsen already has added meaningful depth and breadth Assistant Head of School (FTL) Dr. Anita Tychsen
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to our administrative team. She provides support for teachers and has proven to be an important resource for parents. Dr. Tychsen works closely with the division heads to improve the teaching and learning at Pine Crest while collaborating with Head of School Dale Smith to oversee and support the daily operation of the Fort Lauderdale campus. She also works with Scott Wing, the Assistant Head on the Boca Raton campus, to coordinate and leverage resources and programming between our two campuses. Having served previously as a curriculum coordinator and having led two reaccreditation self-study initiatives at two of her previous schools, Dr. Tychsen adds substantial expertise in our ongoing effort to review, develop, and enhance our curriculum at Pine Crest.
n AP Psychology teacher Elizabeth White published her first book in July of this year. The Vilification of Arabs and Muslims: A Study of Perception and Bias explores the relationship between prejudice and blame. “More specifically, it looks at the role of recent, widespread anti-Muslim prejudice (largely due to Western media bias) in allocating blame to Muslims for conflicts in which they are involved,” Dr. White explains. Dr. White obtained her Ph.D. in Social/Personality Psychology from Florida Atlantic University in 2008. This work was part of her research conducted at FAU.
First Time Author Dr. Elizabeth White
Former NFL Great Mark Duper Lectures on Sports Economics n Former Miami Dolphins wide receiver Mark Super Duper (he actually added “Super” to his name legally) recently spoke with students in Andrew Kashdan’s economics class about the commerce of sports and the business of the NFL. Junior Justin Wexler moderated a question-and-answer session between students and the retired Pro Bowl star. Dolphins Legend Mark Super Duper signs footballs following his lecture.
Seventh Graders Chase Quijote’s Windmills, See Royal Spanish Palace
Sophomores Travel to China for Language Competition
n Fort Lauderdale seventh graders kicked off summer break with a trip to Spain to experience the country’s culture, language, and traditions. The tour started in Madrid with visits to the world famous El Prado museum, Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, and the fabulous Royal Palace. Then they continued to Granada, Toledo, Sevilla, Costa del Sol, and Morocco. Sights included the Don Quijote Windmills, Alhambra, and Generalife Palace, The Great Mosque, The Fortress of the Catholic Monarchs, Seville’s Bullring, Moorish Alcazar, the city of Tetouan in Morocco, and the third largest cathedral in the world: the Seville’s Cathedral. Students compared and appreciated Spain’s architectural styles: Moorish from North Africa, Romanesque and Gothic from France, and Renaissance from Italy. They also tasted regional foods, enjoyed a flamenco performance by authentic gypsies, and experienced the dramatic processions of Corpus Christi. Students who attended were Sierra Conine, Elizabeth Frankenthal, Gaurish Gwalani, Trevor Osceola, Natasha Harpalani, Allison Belette, Brian Tighe, and Niki Wadhwa. Middle School Spanish teacher Margaret Devash was the trip sponsor, and parent Ivette Belette was chaperone.
n Sophomores Samuel Nemiroff and Taylor Allenby traveled Chongqing City, China from October 20 to November 1 to attend the Second Chinese Bridge-Chinese proficiency competition for foreign secondary school students. Mandarin instructor Zhen Rathbun accompanied the students to the event organized by The Chinese Language Council International. This year’s theme was “Fun with Chinese.” Students from all over the world competed in their own countries, and the top three winners formed a new team to represent their countries. They then attended the semifinal and final competitions in Chongqing City. From the United States, six teams attended this event. Our students were fully involved in all events, including a speaking contest, culture knowledge contest, personal cultural skill contest, etc. During the summer, Taylor attended a summer Chinese camp in a boarding school recommended by Rathbun in Beijing. She plans to go back next year. Sam spent the summer at the Middlebury Chinese Language camp, and due to his excellent placement test, he was in the highest level (L4) Chinese class with others who have studied Chinese for six years.
On the streets of Madrid Seventh-grade students visit the Plaza Mayor in Madrid, Spain.
Preparing for the future Mandarin teacher Zhen Rathbun, Taylor Allenby, and Samuel Nemiroff
Faculty Attend Summer School n The Social Science Department spent much of the summer at professional development seminars. ICI Director Philip Consuegra attended a program by the Bill of Rights Institute on the Constitution. Art History teacher Susie Ledbet-
ter was one of 25 teachers from across the nation selected to attend a week-long seminar at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. Social Science Department Chair Barbara Zisk participated in the annual AP conference with five other PCS faculty members in the swelter-
ing city of San Antonio, including Middle School teachers Jana Blackwell ’81, Chris Harrison, and Lori Holroyd who attended workshops for pre-AP programs. Economics teacher Andrew Kashdan went to an APEcon seminar at Texas Christian University in Texas in June.
Lone Star learning Middle School teachers Jana Blackwell ’81, Lori Holroyd, and Chris Harrison take a break to visit San Antonio’s The Alamo.
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National Merit Semifinalists Lauded n Congratulations to our 19 National Merit® Semifinalists and 29 Commended Students! More than 1.5 million entrants sat for the PSAT/NMSQT. Some 50,000 with the highest index scores receive program recognition, and roughly 16,000 (approximately one-third) are notified that they have qualified as Semifinalists. Semifinalists are designated on a state representational basis. They are the highest scoring entrants in each state. NMSC provides scholarship application materials to semifinalists through their high schools. To be considered for a National Merit® Scholarship, Semifinalists must advance to finalist standing in the competition by meeting high academic standards and all other requirements explained in the materials provided to each qualifying student.
National Merit Scholars: (Left to Right): Alexander Waldman, Michael Kenton, Jacob Katz, Sara Ganz, Jacob Frantz, Sharla Grass, Ryan Pyle, Jacqueline Cox, Jeffrey Leibowitz, Faith Connor, Damish Shah, Roberto Vargas, Emmanuelle Genoyer, Rebecca Mendelsohn, and Jacqueline Fierroz; not pictured: Kristina Allen, Anthony d’Almeida, Eli Mlaver, and Robert Sami
National Achievement Scholars
National Hispanic Scholars Recognized
n Pine Crest is pleased to have five students designated as National Achievement Scholar Semifinalists. More than 160,000 black students nationally took the PSAT/NMSQT and requested consideration in the 2010 National Achievement Scholarship Program; about 1,600 were named Semifinalists on the basis of their index scores. Semifinalists are designated on a regional representation basis. Congratulations to the following Pine Crest students: Naimonu James, Andrew Logan, Chelsea Lunn, Omar McKenzie, and Pernell Myers.
n Thirteen students have been selected as National Hispanic Scholars this year. The National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP) annually recognizes those students who identify themselves as Hispanic/Latino and who also possess GPAs of 3.5 or higher, as well as top scores on the PSAT/NMSQT. This year only 5,000 individuals were selected from a pool of more than 200,000 Hispanic/Latino students who took the exam nationwide. Congratulations to our 13 Pine Crest honorees!
National Achievement Scholars (Left to Right): Chelsea Lunn, Andrew Logan, and Omar McKenzie; not pictured: Naimonu James and Pernell Myers
National Hispanic Scholars: (Left to Right): Gianmarco Taverna, Alexander Waldman, Roberto Vargas, Tulio Ospina, Jacqueline Cox, Bryan Yamhure Sepúlveda, Marcus Comiter, Jonathan Beda, Nadia Cajale, and Jacqueline Fierroz; not pictured Samantha Taylor, Natalie Pancer and Matthew Corban
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Junior Beta Club Inducts New Members n On the evening of September 30, a special program was held for Boca’s Middle School students selected as new members in Pine Crest’s chapter of the National Junior Beta Club. The national organization, whose motto is “Let Us Lead by Serving Others,” requires that all members distinguish themselves by maintaining academic excellence and demonstrating leadership qualities both at school and in the community. Those inducted take part in a number of service projects throughout the year, including community outreach (Food for Families, Holiday Toy Buy, Rally for Darfur, scholarships for native Mexican children) and on-campus initiatives (peer tutoring, organizing Bagel Breaks, and assisting with events such as Grandparents’ Day and Back-to-School Night). This year’s new officers are Brandon Sack (president), Sara Brown (vice-president), Kimberly Ginsburg (secretary), and Alexandra Golden (treasurer). In addition, 38 new members were inducted into the Beta Club, joining the 38 other Middle School students who are current members.
An evening to celebrate: 1: Boca’s Assistant Head of School Scott Wing stands with this year’s officers: Brandon Sack (president), Sara Brown (vice-president), Kimberly Ginsburg (secretary), and Alexandra Golden (treasurer). 2: (Left to Right): Alec Yamhure Sepúlveda, AJ Sacks, and Logan Simon are excited to be inducted into Boca’s Beta Club chapter. 3: Jeannine Sheinberg and her mother, Lizette, enjoy some time together at the reception. 4: Jessica (second from left) and Alexandra Golden with their parents, Marc and Julie
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Finkelscience Paige Finkelstein presented work in front of Nobel laureates this summer.
Paige Finkelstein becomes a Finalist for Intel International Science Fair n The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair is the largest pre-college scientific competition. Uniting the top scientific minds worldwide, this competition provides an opportunity for high school students to submit and present their research to highly
qualified judges. Senior Paige Finkelstein, with her project, “Fluorinated Alkenes as Substrates for Stereoselective Reduction via Purified En-Reductases,” became a 2009 finalist for this award after winning the Broward County Science Fair and receiving honorable mention at the State Science Fair. Paige spent two months at the University
of Florida working with various enzymes to produce more effective drugs. By becoming a finalist, she qualified to attend the national conference in Reno, Nevada where Paige was able to present her research in front of Nobel laureates. Paige plans to use her research to apply for the Siemen’s Competition and Intel Science Talent Search.
Students Marvel Over Ancient Meteorite Space Leftovers Madeleine Fowler, surrounded by some of her classmates, holds up the meteorite during science class.
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n Have you ever wondered how fast a meteor travels? Some of our third graders have and, as a result, received an unexpected surprise earlier this trimester. When Lower School science teacher Dianne Caliendo was asked by one of her students how fast meteors travel (apparently they can reach speeds between 25,000 and 160,000 mph upon entering the Earth’s atmosphere!), Madeleine Fowler, a student on our Boca campus, joined in
on the discussion and asked if she could bring in the meteorite her father owns. The next day, she brought in the surprisingly heavy rock that her father, David Fowler, purchased during a ski trip in Beaver Creek, Colorado this past February. The meteorite, which is about the size of a softball, weighs a hefty 4.6 lbs. and is made mostly of iron (it also contains nickel, cobalt, phosphorous, gallium, germanium, and iridium). It’s a piece of the Campo del Cielo
(“Field of the Sky”) meteorite that crashed about 500 miles northnorthwest of Buenos Aires, Argentina between 4,000 and 5,800 years ago. The first modern-day mention of the meteor occurred in 1576 when a Spanish governor heard of the meteorite from one of the native South American tribes. Madeleine’s surprise not only provided the third graders with a rare opportunity to get a first-hand look at an actual specimen from space, but also to examine an ancient relic of our natural world!
Fourth Grade Goes Afield for Science 1
Taking notes 1: Grace Luciano takes a measurement of her plant’s leaves. 2: Morgan Chisholm (left) and Cameryn Clark have fun taking part in the science project. 3: Parhum Amini (left) and Robert Fatovic inspect their plant. 4: Fourth grader Kaitlyn Ockerman (left), along with Brian and Jennifer Kessler and their son, Cole, identify and sketch their assigned specimen.
n Boca’s fourth-grade students actually received some “field work” in October as they studied the wide array of plants located throughout the grounds surrounding the new Lower School building. The classes, split into two large groups, consisted of two or three students studying a specific plant and/or flower species that was assigned to them by science teacher Nick Campbell. Each team had specific instructions to observe, sketch, measure, and photograph the plant assigned to it. In addition, each group researched its plant and, with the findings, wrote a two-page spread which included the information gathered. Parents were invited to help the students, and many were in attendance for what was an exciting, hands-on activity for the students. Two professors from Florida Atlantic University were also on campus to help the students with their work. The ultimate goal of the class is to compile an actual student field guide of the landscape. This activity also will be an ongoing service project as Mr. Campbell’s classes will continue identifying the plants throughout the Boca Raton campus over the next few years until every single species has been identified.
Adam Higer Receives Patent for Invention n Senior Adam Higer received a patent for his invention of an innovative coin holder. Inspired by his own coin collection, Adam created an efficient coin holder which organizes coins in a cost-efficient and virtually appealing manner. The complete patent application process took over four years, but now Adam is recognized as an official inventor in the United States. Pine Crest Magazine Fall 2009
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One Girl One Bike 3000 Miles
n This summer, sophomore Nicole Golden biked across America from Charleston, South Carolina to San Diego, California. An active member of the track and cross-country team, Nicole’s highly athletic nature inspired her to participate in this five-and–ahalf-week program, sponsored by Apogee Adventures, which is designed to challenge teenagers while providing leadership skills in a group environment. During the 3,000-mile trek, all materials including the tents, sleeping bags, clothing, and food had to be carried on the bikes. A typical day consisted of waking up at 4:30 a.m., leaving by sunrise, and biking for more than 12 hours, averaging 90 miles per day. As Nicole described the experience, “Despite the draining humidity of the South, the record heat in Texas, the heights of the Rockies, and the blistering 115-degree temperatures of the desert... we had all made it as a team.” Beginning her adventure at the Atlantic Ocean and ending at the Pacific Ocean, Nicole successfully traveled from sea to shining sea.
n When Fort Lauderdale eighth grader Trevor Osceola was sent to Middle School Head Dr. Dana Markham’s office one recent morning, he couldn’t figure out what was going on. Then, about five minutes later, who walks in but none other than Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade and former Heat center Alonzo Mourning (currently the Heat’s VP of Player Programs). Surprise! It was a treat from Trevor’s grandparents, Max and Marge Osceola, who placed the highest bid on an auction item “to hang out with the athletes” at this year’s Alonzo Mourning Charities and Wade’s World Foundation benefit dinner held at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood. On the spot, Trevor had to choose 10 friends to join him, Wade, and Mourning for a pizza
Cross country Nicole Golden is one of the youngest people to bike across the United States.
Trevor’s surprise 1: (Left to Right): Former Miami Heat center Alonzo Mourning with Trevor Osceola ’14 and Heat guard Dwyane Wade 2: Middle School students challenge D-Wade on the court! 3: Trevor gets the surprise of his life!
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lunch in the Panther Café. However, it ended up being an exciting spectacle for the entire School, or at least those who could make it over to the dining hall to grab a few pictures of the superstar athletes. After pizza, Wade and Mourning accompanied Trevor to Stacy Gym where Trevor and Wade teamed up with other Middle School students to play some basketball. Wade, who just returned from a Heat victory (93-89) on the road against the Washington Wizards where he scored 40 points, said it was such a nice break from the NBA to spend time at Pine Crest. Both athletes took a moment to speak to students about the importance of a good education and how it will shape their lives. Sincere thanks go to the Osceola family for bringing these special guests to Pine Crest.
Homecoming 2009 Panthers Win 14-0
Senior Meredith McGowan was crowned Homecoming Queen 2009 as the Panthers won the game by a score of 14-0. She is pictured with escort Nathan Hardy and Pine Crest President Dr. Lourdes Cowgill.
Wendi Oppenheim Takes First Place in Fencing Divisional Competition
Taking a stab at the competition Wendi Oppenheim (center right) has started her own fencing club.
n Junior Wendi Oppenheim recently came in first place in the womenâ€™s division at the Bankuti Challenge, a multi-state fencing tournament held in Cocoa Beach, FL. At the tournament, she placed first in both the womenâ€™s division (age 12-50) and in the mixed-open division. Since the start of her fencing career four years ago, Wendi has become one of the top-ranked female high school foil fencers in the state. Wendi has consistently qualified and attended the Summer Nationals and the Junior Olympics, representing not only Pine Crest School but the entire state of Florida. Her passion for fencing inspired her to found her own fencing club, the Fort Lauderdale Fencing Club, for which she is the current Acting President. Her club recently obtained a grant to be used for additional equipment in order to demonstrate the sport after school at a local community center. Recently, Wendi became certified as an official referee in foil by the United States Fencing Association. Pine Crest Magazine Fall 2009
Athletics The Sports Wrapup Pine Crest is off to another dominating season of sports.
BY NICK CRISAFI
Pine Crest Panthers – The Next 75 Years In 2009, during its 75th anniversary, Pine Crest School partnered with advertising powerhouse Jordan Zimmerman and Zimmerman Advertising to redefine and relaunch the School’s brand. After almost a year of research and development, the Board of Trustees approved the agency’s recommendations, which will be applied to hundreds of elements and communications.
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n Our athletics program once again asserted itself early on this school year through our fall sports teams. Leading the way were our boys’ (11-1) and girls’ (10-1) varsity swimming and diving teams under Aquatics Director Jay Fitzgerald. Senior Siena DeVenuto and junior Thomas Veale were the stalwart anchors on their respective teams as both swept the district meets on October 31 and placed first at the regionals on November 5. As a result, both teams qualified for the FHSAA Swimming and Diving State Finals and where the girls took second and the boys took third. Our varsity volleyball team (14-10) also put together another winning season under Head Coach Denise Silvester. Seniors Tatiana Berger, Taylor Bracco, and Eleyna Garcia were the sparkplugs for our Lady Panthers. The team qualified for districts this year and were a hair’s breadth away from reaching the district finals before being edged in a thrilling five-game match against North Broward Prep. Crew also had a phenomenal fall as the girls’ varsity placed first at Head of the Indian River in October, upsetting Winter Park High School in the process – one of the top teams in the country. The boys finished third at Head of the Indian River, a strong showing by a team led by a core group of seniors. In November, both teams traveled to Chattanooga, TN to participate in Head of the Chattahoochee, a regatta that attracts schools from all over the country. On the gridiron, this was the first senior class since 1995 to have a winning record in each of its four years as the football team finished this season with a 6-4 mark. This year also marked Pine Crest’s return to district play (7-2B), which allows our
team to play for the state championship should we qualify in the future. On the offensive side, our Panthers were paced by the strong play of quarterback Nick Becker (third in the county in passing), DeAndre Brown (fifth in the county in rushing; compiled more than 1,000 yards on the ground), and Keith Parkinson (fourth in the county in receiving). Defensively, the Panthers were led by safety Eric Smith (two interceptions, including one for a touchdown) and defensive end Tevin Westbrook. The boys’ and girls’ cross-country teams compiled winning records this year as both finished second at the district meet and qualified for regionals. Senior Joel Rosen was the top runner for the boys’ team at the district meet finishing fifth overall while sophomore Nicole Golden (sixth) and freshman Saher Fatteh (thirteenth) led the girls. The boys qualified for the state meet for the second consecutive year. The girls’ golf team had a successful campaign this fall finishing 7-4 and qualified for the district tournament. The team consisted of sophomore Jordanna Court, sixth grader Samantha Haubenstock, freshman Nikki Izhakoff, sophomore Lily Morrison, and senior Pia Ormachea. Both Morrison and Ormachea also qualified for the regional tournament and placed in the top 10 – a tremendous showing by both players. The boys’ golf team followed up its trip to the state tournament last year with another strong showing as it placed second at districts and fourth at regionals. This success is even more impressive since the team’s number one player, Ryan Hager, was lost due to an injury two days before the district tournament. As a result, the strong play of Jonathan Beda, Tucker Burks, and Andrew Ettinger carried the team forward.
Arts Another Edinburgh Success
Pine Crest takes on the Scottish Isles n On July 12, a group of 14 performing arts students and four teachers began preparing for Pine Crest’s second venture to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the largest theatre festival in the world. But in reality, they had been working on the show since November... writing the book and lyrics and developing some of the melodies that would eventually become the original score. The result was EveryChild, a modern musical version of the Medieval classic Everyman. Pine Crest was one of 40 schools selected to represent the United States through the American High School Theatre Festival. They did four performances in Edinburgh, held the world premiere at the Cinema Paradiso theatre in Fort Lauderdale, performed in Egan Auditorium on campus before departing, and also held an assembly upon their return. The contingent of actors and dancers spent a total of two weeks in the United Kingdom, with sightseeing and shows in London and Edinburgh. Included on the trip were sophomores Diana Chen, Elisabeth Crane, and Martina Fouquet, juniors Olivia Fabre, Anna Kerr, Melissa Stephenson, and Anthony Tranakas, and seniors Meredith Brown, Hanna Colin, Faith Connor, David Manella, Meredith McGowan, Jake Schwartzwald, and Morgan Weiss. Faculty on the trip were Brenda Gooden and Amy Cichoski of the Dance Department, who provided all the original choreography, Christopher Fitzpatrick, Performing Arts Department Head, who provided musical direction and oversaw the musical compositions, and Director Jim Patrick of the Drama Department who oversaw original script and lyric creations and led the trip.
American Invasion 1: Performing at home before taking the show overseas 2: Pine Crest performs songs from EveryChild on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile to drum up audiences. 3: Pine Crest students pause on their climb of Arthur’s Seat with Edinburgh, Scotland in the background. 4: Pine Crest waving its EveryChild banner on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile. 5: Pine Crest students show their pride by using their bodies to form a giant PC on Arthur’s Seat overlooking Edinburgh.
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Roland Foulkes ’74, Charting New Paths BY TONI MARSHALL n Roland Foulkes left Pine Crest in 1974 as the first African-American graduate, charting a path for future African-American students. What kind of mentor would he become? Foulkes didn’t hesitate to make his mark on Broward County, at Cornell, across this country, and the world.
Prior to and after earning degrees at Cornell University and the University of California at Berkeley (Medical Anthropology), and a Certificate in “Health Care in Developing Countries” from Boston University’s School of Public Health, Foulkes applied his book knowledge to some rather challenging situations: In 1977, world health authorities had an ambitious goal – “HEALTH FOR ALL BY THE YEAR 2000” – to provide proper health services to every person and community globally. Of course, HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, was unknown at the time and no one anticipated the devastation would leave 40 million people dead globally, and nearly 12 million children orphaned in Africa alone by 2000. “There were not enough health professionals in many communities of the world. They thought at that time they would need to marshal all available resources,” Foulkes noted. Years later, Foulkes helped them to move forward with that goal. While working for the World Health Organization, Foulkes researched laws and policies to help compile a book on every health system and practice in the world entitled, Traditional Medicine and Health Care Coverage: A Reader for Health Administrators and Practitioners (WHO). “We needed to take stock in these communities and enlist them, and we needed to provide the world a compendium to help archive this goal,” Foulkes said. The book was published in 1983. “We covered all the areas of the world and studied practices from Chinese acupuncture to traditional healing practices of Africa.” During, and following, his work for the World Health Organization (Geneva, Switzerland) and the Peace Corps (Ghana, West Africa), he traveled to, lived, worked, taught, and conducted research in more than 70 countries on five continents. Some of his most prolific work was done on the continents of Africa and Asia where he helped local health authorities and indigenous medical practitioners learn about western Euro-American Allopathic medicine. He also gained knowledge of native plants
Global Leader Roland Foulkes stands in front of an African-inspired wall mural.
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and medicines, beliefs and practices of the Brong and Ahafo, Ashanti-speaking people, through work at the Techiman Village Holy Family Hospital and Ghana’s National Center for Scientific Research into Plant Medicines, University of Ghana-Accra. For the past two decades, Foulkes has focused on health issues and their effects on minority communities. He has consulted with the Centers for Disease Control and prevention / CDC and other agencies monitoring and analyzing disease inequities and disparities caused by institutional/systemic racism and related social determinants of health. His work, globally, through service to such organizations as the United States Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C., the World Health Organization, and the United States Peace Corps has brought him numerous awards and recognitions. For example, he was a Fulbright and National Science Foundation Fellow while at Berkeley and during his field research in northern Botswana, Southern Africa. And, he has published research on local-level politics and health services delivery in northern Botswana among the Tawana, Setswana-speaking ethnic group. In 2006, Foulkes received the United States Peace Corps’ highest honor, The John F. Kennedy Memorial Prize for Public Service, his second; his first “Kennedy Public Service” award was received through Cornell University in 1978. He is the author of more than 80 publications. Foulkes also heads several diversity initiatives in Broward County (e.g., Chair, Diversity Committee, School Board; Immediate Past Chair, Diversity Advisory Council, County Commission) and throughout the country (e.g., National Center for Cultural Competence, Georgetown University). Most recently, he was named by the Broward Sheriff’s Office to the newly formed Council for Diversity and Equal Opportunity, an Independent Advisory Panel that reviews internal and external issues affecting diversity, inclusion, and employment equality throughout law enforcement. He is currently both the founder and chief strategist for the One Broward Initiative and is a Cultural Competence, Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Consultant and Trainer for numerous organizations.
Dr. Nancy Nicolson ’71, A Science Leader BY TONI MARSHALL n A gifted opera singer and pianist, Nancy Rosenberg Nicolson ’71 could have pursued a career in music after she left Pine Crest. She also possessed the astuteness for law and academia, but like a magnet, she was drawn to the sciences and to a challenging discipline: physics. These days, she ranks at the top of her field. Nicolson and her husband, Garth, also a world-renowned scientist, are the leading researchers on chronic infectious diseases. Their mission is to discover novel diagnostic and therapeutic solutions for such diseases. The Nicolson’s Institute for Molecular Biology in Huntington Beach, CA (www. immed.org )has patents pending on better screening methods that target stealth infections in the blood. And for such breakthroughs, she has been nominated for the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. The institute received the Albert Schweitzer award for their holistic approach (growing herbs that help combat HIV/AIDS) in Botswana. Dr. Nicolson’s credits and her institute’s discoveries read like something out of a Michael Crichton novel. For example, the institute works with Homeland Security to counter bio-terrorism, and her scientists are developing a biological agent detection device she calls BADD. The device has applications not only for the detection of bio-weapons, but it can detect 22 agents simultaneously. It can be used to monitor the presence of airborne infections like the swine flu or in hospitals that often face problems with resistant strains of bacteria and other nasty “bugs” that sicken patients and wreak havoc in operating rooms. The BADD also has the potential to screen battlefields for the presence of bio-weapons.
Her lab, founded in 1996 with corporate offices in Laguna Beach, also is working on antidotes to a number of infections. Looking back, the struggle was worth it. After Dr. Nicolson left Pine Crest, she went to Johns Hopkins University for her undergraduate study, then her master’s at Nova Southeastern University, and pursued a rather competitive doctorate at Florida State University. “Even during my undergraduate years, there wasn’t enough time for a lot of partying,” she says. Dr. Nicolson embarked on a doctorate and a research program that had seen few women. What could have taken five years to a decade or more to complete only took Dr. Nicolson three years and three months. “Being a scientist, especially in physics, and a woman in a male-dominant field, people told me I needed to act less feminine and cut my hair,” she recalls. She also was small in stature, but she didn’t fold under the pressure of being held to a much tougher standard not applied to her male colleagues. “It was like a subconscious thing, you can’t blame it on discrimination, it is just deep-seeded in the psyche.” While at the M.D. Anderson Hospital and Cancer Center, she met her husband, Garth during a Superbowl party in 1984. They married five years later at a joint meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research and the Japanese Cancer Asso-
ciation in Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii. “He kind of nurtured me scientifically,” she adds. The couple, already a powerhouse in the sciences, also learned to navigate the business world in order to secure additional funding for research. “I learned how to talk to banking executives on Wall Street,” she says. Nicolson was able to catalogue a lot of her research findings and activities in a “fiction- based-on-fact” book called “Project Day Lily.” The book chronicles the events surrounding “Gulf War Syndrome” suffered by more than 150,000 veterans (and tens of thousands dead), according to her summary. It’s the story of how a biological agent was found by two American scientists as part of a massive testing program, when various academic and government employees did everything in their power to keep the information secret. “We wrote Project Day Lily in order to shed light on a crisis facing our country and the world,” Nicolson says. The Nicolsons used a fictional format for dramatic effect and because of the sensitive nature of the subjects and projects involved. However, they acknowledge that the scientific principles discussed in the book have been documented in their publications, reports, and sworn testimony to Presidential Commissions and Congressional committees.
Scientific powerhouse Dr. Nancy Nicolson (center) is flanked (left) by her chief scientist Dr. Michael Agadjanyan and (right) by her husband, Dr. Garth Nicolson at their laboratory.
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PCS Welcomes Back Alumnus and Best-Selling Author
Daniel Levin Inspires Students
BY SAMUEL DONIGER
BY MEREDITH McGOWAN
n “What if there was an ancient secret with deadly consequences?” Daniel Levin whispered during his return to Pine Crest. “Therein was the beginning of a narrative for me.” The Last Ember had been born. Levin, a graduate of Pine Crest in 1993, went on to attend the University of Michigan and Harvard Law School and soon landed himself a job as clerk for the chief justice of the Supreme Court of Israel. Today, Levin has given up his law career for one he finds just as fascinating, and possibly even more rewarding. Writing has become his passion; and The Last Ember, his initiation into the world of literature and his first published book, has been a huge success. With a bachelor’s degree in Greek and Roman civilization in hand and constant exposure to archaeological cases sent to the Israeli Supreme Court, Daniel Levin was ready to begin his writing career. The novel follows the story of lawyer John Marcus as he finds himself devoured by the world of archaeology after becoming involved in an antiquities theft case his law firm is handling. The book is fast paced and adrenaline pumping to say the least, offering readers an “archaeological thriller set in Rome, Gaza, and Israel,” according to Levin. “I think one of the things readers really will enjoy is the authenticity of the scenes...I am truly glad I did all the hustle,” he replied while speaking to a group of Pine Crest students during his recent return. But how did he do it and was he ever pessimistic about the outcome of leaving his successful law career behind? The simple answer, “Yes, there were times I was terrified. I had parents who never said I was crazy. However, while at Michigan I fell for books that just seemed to come alive for me,” Levin responded. “The ancient world had all of a sudden become sexier to me,” he facetiously stated. His return to Pine Crest was a true privilege, and his delicate speaking voice and advice for students in the audience that day was greatly appreciated. He reminded students that “you have a real shot to knock it out of the park [in college],” so “take classes that you may not be sure you are interested in. You never know, and it is your one shot,” an ideology that has clearly proven successful for Levin’s novel (no pun intended) career.
n One would think that a speaker coming to convince Pine Crest students to abandon the legal field might be preaching to the wrong crowd. However, after successful author Daniel Levin came on October 2 to discuss his popular book, The Last Ember, freshmen to seniors walked out of the ICI questioning their future occupations. Challenging students to find their passions in college, 1993 Pine Crest graduate Levin gave an enthusiastic speech that had our students on the edge of their seats. While Levin did talk about the intricate plot of his bestseller, his advice and enthusiasm for his material were subjects which really captivated the audience. “It is important to get your groove on in college and find out what you like. Take classes you may not be interested in, but take them and just see if it could be a possible career path for you,” Levin advised the seniors after discussing his daring leap into the writing world. Levin’s excitement for discovering the Classics at the University of Michigan spread across the auditorium, and while his statement that the “ancient world was sexier than I could have ever imagined,” had students laughing, I for one, could say that it was refreshing to find someone who was really passionate about the subject he was studying, and gave one hope that one could be as lucky in the future. Levin went on to humorously detail the shift from the comfort of his Harvard law degree to the capricious world of writing, yet he made sure to get the message across to students that it was not all fun and games. For two to three years Levin slaved over his book, and with financial pressures, he described the writing career in one word: terrifying. But worth it? Definitely. Levin got to travel to Gaza, Jerusalem, and Rome to research The Last Ember, and he incorporated beautiful pictures of his travels in a slideshow presentation to display how he included real-life history and sites in his novel. Inspired by the idea of “historical erasure,” when working as a clerk in Jerusalem years ago, Levin strove to show the grittier side of history and the collisions of these ancient and modern worlds in his novel. After answering numerous questions, and disclosing a little about his next book (shh!), Levin said goodbye to everyone who was able to leave not only with a signed book, but with advice he or she will carry for a lifetime.
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Perseverance True Voice of Cancer Survivors BY CAROLYN RUBENSTEIN ’03 n Can you imagine being in high school or college and suddenly learning you have cancer? You thought you had a lifetime ahead of you and the whole world at your feet, but suddenly you’re told...maybe not. How would you cope? That’s the question the 20 young people in this book had to answer when they were diagnosed with childhood cancer. Perseverance shares life lessons learned through their stories and educates the reader on how to incorporate them into his/her life. It tells of their trials and tribulations, of their triumphs, and of the unique challenges that day-to-day life brings them. Perseverance also provides an intimate look at the lives and journeys of these young people and how their courage and strength have affected the lives of others. These honest, first-person accounts lend amazing depth to the inspiring stories of these young men and women. Inside, you’ll meet Zac York, who tells of climbing Mount Whitney – on crutches – after battling brain cancer. You’ll meet Alex Oden, who – just days after brain surgery – gave his eighthgrade peers a graduation speech called “A Day Well Spent,” in which he challenged
them to make a difference in just one day. You’ll meet Kristen Jones who, while battling leukemia, was able to pass the MCAT and pursue her dream of becoming a pediatric oncologist. Twenty unique and fascinating stories with one common theme: perseverance. The stories of these heroes demonstrate how anyone can learn to live with energy and passion. I have spent most of my life working with children with cancer, in one form or another. I first met “kids with cancer” when I was six years old, and visited Camp Sunshine in Maine. Even at that young age, meeting these children affected me deeply – they were my peers, but considered “different.” But really, I realized, they weren’t different at all. I made dear friends at that camp, and it started me on a path. That path has taken many turns. At 14, although still just a kid myself, I started “Carolyn’s Compassionate Children” (CCC), a non-profit organization that began as a penpal program for kids with cancer. As the years passed, I “grew up” with many of my friends with cancer, and saw the financial difficulties they were facing when it came to paying for college. Often, these young people had so much medical debt that paying for school seemed out of the question. To address this need, CCC changed its focus from just a pen-pal organization to one that provides scholarships and support to childhood cancer survivors. In addition to providing its own scholarships, today CCC
features on its Web site the “CCCpedia,” a database that can access information about more than 3,000 college scholarships for young adult cancer survivors. A native of Boca Raton, FL, Rubenstein graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude from Duke University in 2007 with a BA in psychology. She began her Ph.D. program in clinical psychology at Harvard University in the fall of 2008. Now age 24, in her free time she practices yoga, writes letters, and spends as much time as she can with her family, friends, and her dog, Lila Rose. Rubenstein is a Featured Blogger on the Huffington Post and also blogs on Psychology Today. Rubenstein’s Web site is www. carolynrubenstein.com/. She also has a Facebook page: www.facebook.com/clrsimple2.
“He spoke in great detail about his battle with brain cancer. He was so upbeat that I thought to myself, ‘This kid spent years in a hospital bed fighting for his life, went through brain surgery, has impairments that he has to deal with because of the surgery, and here I am worrying about a chemistry exam.’”
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Life After Economic Death BY MANDY OAKLANDER ’06 n “What do you do when your industry tanks before you break into it,” I typed, “but not before the ink dries on your diploma?” After I tapped away the lead to my most recent article, I sat back at my desk and wondered if the words had been meant for me. I was writing my last piece for BusinessWeek in New York City, where I had been interning for the past six months. During my internship, McGraw-Hill decided to put BusinessWeek up for sale after 80 years of publishing, and by the time I left, it still remained without a parent company: a journalistic orphan. I could relate—few newsrooms were hiring. After spending my college career training for a dying industry, I too could easily end up journalistically homeless. And now, weeks before my final year at Northwestern, I was writing a story about fresh graduates who had to take
Pine Crest Baseball Ninth Annual Alumni – Varsity Game Alumni baseball players challenged the School’s varsity team in an annual summer game held in June. The varsity team won the game 9-8 over the alumni. Coach Patrick was the Homerun Derby winner for the second year in a row!
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detours in their career paths to dodge the ruthless economy. When my editor assigned me the piece, he wanted me to search for the true gems of the Plan B grad crowd: those who had originally intended to go into consulting and instead opened a line of organic farms; those who couldn’t find a job on Wall Street and decided to work at a women’s shelter in India. In other words, he wanted the eccentrics, and I was responsible for tracking them down. I thought it would be impossible. But something funny happened after I began the relentless search for sources. When I sent e-mails to the career services departments at top business schools, my inbox was bombarded with contact information. When I talked to friends, they would instantly think of someone who fit. It turned out that the hemorrhaging economy was producing a great deal of creativity. My final cast of characters was astonishing: a business school grad who once aimed for a career in real estate now helps hazelnut farmers maximize profits in Bhutan; another MBA ditched the business world to become a professional rapper; a former cor-
porate jockey opted to open her own oliveoil boutique; a would-be product developer decided instead to climb Mount Kilimanjaro and help fund schools in Nepal. And, ironically, the story featured two Pine Crest alumni—Vance Aloupis ’01, a law school grad who acted on his dream of opening a career counseling service, and Robin Cherof ’05, an art history major who abandoned the pursuit of a museum job in search of a spot in a modern dance company. For months, all I heard were loud moans lamenting my generation’s curse of graduating into a bad economy. It seemed inevitable that we would all end up jobless. But the curious whisper of “what if?” echoed in the economic aftermath; the volatile job market meant that we could re-imagine our career paths. Because no job was guaranteed, we could truly be whatever we wanted. Suddenly, my choice to be a journalism major didn’t seem like such a professional death sentence. I left BusinessWeek without a job offer, but I reclaimed a feeling I hadn’t felt since high school graduation. Good economy or bad, we still have dreams. And now, I have proof that we can make them come true.
Back Row (left to right): Eric Halsey ’95, Matt Kurland ’05, David Abers ’11, Robert Harvey ’06, Todd Harrell ’96, Ted Karniewicz ’96, Joe Castaldi ’06, Angelo Castaldi ’09, Zack Kessinger ’11, Vance Aloupis ’02, Mark Gilbert ’74, Coach Paul Perri ’99 (Coach ’05-Present), Coach Glen Pierson ’95 - Present, and Coach Paul Pierson ’95 -’99 Middle Row (left to right): Coach Larry Kashdin ’04-Present, Coach Patrick ’04-’07, Phil Carafiello ’09, Ben Arkin ’11, Troy Wiggins ’08, Michael Schoenbrum ’09, Leon Legot ’10, Matty O’Connor ’10, Mike Zequeira ’08, Charlie Cobb ’93, Mario Cartaya ’03, Josh McMahan ’04, and Phil Lord ’05 Front Row (left to right): Steven Goldberg ’13, Alex Kashdin ’09, Brandon Wiggins ’06, Harrison Meister ’11, Dylan Smith ’11, Michael Pierson ’11, Chris Schaller ’10, Aaron Ever ’96, and Coach Semmie Taylor ’99 (Coach ’04 – Present)
Third Time’s the Charm BY SANDHURST MIGGINS ’04 n Well it happened. It finally happened. Sandhurst Miggins is a signed model, and with the agency that gave him his first rejection no less. It’s funny to think that a yearand-a-half ago I walked into New York Model Management not knowing a thing about the industry and trying to fulfill a dream. I had no pictures and no book, and I was dressed in some of the most ill-fitting clothing that one could wear to an open call. Let’s just say I wasn’t a model that day. My hair had grown out of its borders, and to tell you the truth, I don’t know what I was expecting them to say. All I know is on that morning of January 7, 2008, I was politely rejected by NYMM. Now some people may have gotten the attitude of “I’ll show them” or “How dare they reject me?” but the way they did it was so professional, almost kind, like they knew I wasn’t ready and knew it was up to me to do my homework and prepare myself to try again. I left the agency that day determined to come back. Well, that was if the other agencies in NYC felt the same way. Most people know that when I left the building that morning, I saw the promotion for the first season of Make Me A Supermodel. Did I suspect that this new show would have a life-changing effect on my life in just six short months? To be honest, no. I just thought it would be a great learning tool for me about the industry. I mean the male side of the business had mostly gone undocumented compared to the various shows promoting the women. Anyway, after watching the first season, it was time to try again. This time I was sporting a fresh cut, my clothes were perfectly fitted, and my pictures were existent, though amateurish, but then again that is all I could get. I sat waiting in the reception area for the open call to begin, confident that today was the day that I would be signed. Out of the corner of my eye a figure entered the waiting area. It was David Ralph, the head of the men’s board. I had recognized him from the first season of MMASM and knew I had to impress him in order to get anywhere. He stopped for a cool second,
looked at me for a moment, and then returned to the back where all the agents worked. At that moment I thought to myself, “I had this.” Two seconds later the agent conducting the call came out to meet me and the three other models who arrived earlier in the morning. I looked at one of them and thought he looked like me from January. He was Indian and his clothes were so baggy that it was hard to tell what his frame looked like. His hair was all over the place, and he had no pictures. As he was politely rejected as I had been six months earlier, I thought to myself, “Go home and do your homework.” That day I had finally cracked the first barrier. They liked me. They liked my look and wanted to take more shots. “This is it!” I thought. It was going to happen. As we began to take more pictures, the dreaded question was asked: “How tall are you?” Now I knew I was taller than the standard but I had heard stories about the exceptions so I said “6’3”.” That’s when my second rejection happened. “Well we like your look, but we are going to struggle with your height, but we will keep you on file if anything...” What was I supposed to do now? I couldn’t change my height. This is the point where most would have given up, but I just knew that somehow it could work for me. It would work for me. Later that month came the open calls for MMASM season two, and I thought to myself, “Why not? And if this doesn’t work out for you, then it really wasn’t meant to be.” Well it was. Even while competing on the show, I knew I had to perform well just to impress Cory and David because if I didn’t win the contract from the judges, I knew I would be making my final trip to NYC after the competition ended to try one last time with the exposure from the show. Well, I did it. I walked into the agency for the third time and had proven my abilities to the board. I had shown perseverance, maturity, and brute determination, and it was finally time to give me a shot. Now, today, I rejoice as it has finally been made official, but signing a piece of paper does not mean anything more than the fact that I am represented. It is time to get to work, to actually build a career, and to live the dream. Signing on the dotted line ended one phase of the process but commenced another. Looking back on this past year and a half, you really have to think that the saying is true: third time’s the charm!
Andrew Novakoff ’09 Wins Gold Medal at Maccabiah Games n Over the summer, Andrew Novakoff ’09 was swimming for the United States alongside Olympian Jason Lezak at the Maccabiah Games in Israel. Andrew swam a new record, winning a gold medal in the 4 x 100m relay. He finished the meet with three silvers (one relay and two individuals) and two fifth-place finishes. Andrew began his collegiate swimming career at the University of Michigan this fall and has been selected “Freshman Representative.”
Jonathan Ross Shriftman ’06 in His Quest to Be Named “College Entrepreneur of the Year” n Jonathan Ross Shriftman ’06 and friend, Jake Medwell, started a business manufacturing and selling fixed-gear bicycles. Right before school ended, they submitted their business plan to Entrepreneur Magazine for their “College Entrepreneur of the Year” contest. The guys were shocked when they learned that they were among the top five finalists! They took third place, winning $15,000! Also, check out Jonathan’s website: www.RideSole.com.
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ALUMNI COUNCIL Dr. Norma Martin Goonen ’65 is the President of Miami-Dade College’s Hialeah Campus. She also has served as Provost for Academic and Student Affairs at Miami Dade College. Norma earned her B.A. in English and an M.S. in Adult Education from Florida International University, and she received her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Florida. She is a Fulbright recipient and Leadership America graduate. Lucy Friedt Dublin ’72 has been a beloved pre-kindergarten teacher at Pine Crest for many years. Lucy’s mom, Jean Faye Friedt, attended Pine Crest, so of course Lucy and her three sisters did too! Lucy’s dad, Ted Friedt, served as a School Trustee for many years. Lucy received a B.A. in Elementary Education from Mercer University and an M.Ed. from Nova Southeastern University. She is married and has two sons, Ricky, in his final year of law school, and Logan, a senior in college. Jeffrey Keiser ’73 founded a full-service hardware and software computer company, Keiser Computers Inc., specializing in the needs of the healthcare industry. The company’s primary focus is the automation of office procedures for doctors and other healthcare practitioners. Jeff graduated from Bowdoin College with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He currently serves as President of the Rotary Club of Fort Lauderdale/Cypress Creek. Jeff is married and has one son, William, in eighth grade at Pine Crest. Jon H. Wiley ’79 is the owner and property manager of Wiley Commerce Plaza, an office/warehouse park in Boca Raton. Jon graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a B.A. in Communications and a minor in Business/Real Estate in 1983. In the past, he has worked in the radio business locally for WAXY 106 and as a realtor. He lives in Fort Lauderdale and is married with two children, Alexandra ’15 and Priscilla ’21. Both girls have attended Pine Crest School since pre-kindergarten. Marcie (Berman) Bour-Patron ’80 is President of the Florida Business Valuation Group, a firm which provides business appraisal, forensic accounting, and litigation consulting services. She is a CPA and holds a number of other professional designations in the areas of business valuation and forensic accounting. She received a B.B.A. from Emory University with a major in accounting. Marcie
and her husband, Bob Patron, live in Hollywood, FL. Her son, Seth Bour ’07, is currently a junior at Harvard College where he is studying economics and is on the debate team. Charles S. Cobb ’93 is Vice President and Controller for Bluegreen Corporation, a real estate development company. He was inducted into the Pine Crest Athletic Hall of Fame in 1998. Charlie graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Accounting from the University of North Florida and is married with two children, Maddox (age 3) and Ashlyn (age 1). Lara Osofsky Leader ’93 practices marital and family law in Hollywood, FL. She graduated from the University of South Florida with highest honors and received her J.D. from the University of Florida where she currently serves on the Law Alumni Council. Lara is married and has a son, Zachary (age 1). Elizabeth Camp ’94 is a Vice President of Wealth Management and Portfolio Manager with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. Liz graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and remains active with the local Penn Club in Fort Lauderdale. Sarah Regensdorf ’97 graduated with a degree in Communications from Boston College. She works as a realtor in Fort Lauderdale. Sarah writes, “Pine Crest is still close to my heart. I have enjoyed substitute teaching in the Lower School for the past three years, co-chaired our 10-year reunion, and will be marrying Justin Greenbaum next May at Camp Highlander in Mills River, NC with bridesmaids Laura Regensdorf ’02, Taylor Barbee Beard ’98, and Ashley Palmer Lindsay ’99. Ashley Palmer Lindsay ’99 graduated from Northwestern University with an undergraduate degree in Social Policy. She returned to Fort Lauderdale with her college sweetheart, Matt Lindsay, and the two married in 2007. Ashley has been teaching in the Broward County school system since 2005. For three years she taught third grade at Bethune Elementary, one of Broward’s Performing and Visual Arts magnet schools. This year, Ashley became Bethune’s magnet coordinator overseeing the Performing Arts Department and magnet programming for the school. Ashley and Matt are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Charles Martin Lindsay, on October 9, 2009.
The council is now in session Back row (left to right): Jon Wiley ’79, Elizabeth Camp ’94, Lara Osofsky Leader ’93, Charles Cobb ‘93, Jeffrey Keiser ’73; front row (left to right): Lucy Friedt Dublin ’72, Sarah Regensdorf ’97, Marcie Bour-Patron ’80, and Norma Martin Goonen ’65, Ashley Palmer Lindsay ’99 (not pictured)
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Sara Bryant Smith ’90 n Sara Bryant Smith ’90, of Marblehead, MA, died at home at the age of 37 on September 30, 2009 following a long, courageous battle with cancer. Her husband and soulmate, Adam Smith, was at her side. Born in Fort Lauderdale, she was educated in South Florida where she excelled in the arts. Sara’s artistic talents focused on painting, pottery, and drawing. Her family summered at Camp Highlander, NC (her parents also worked there) where Sara embraced all
1991 Kasey Gladding Hamaway ’91 and her husband, Michael, welcomed their second son, Carter Michael Hamaway, on May 18, 2009. Kasey is the director of the tennis program for Pine Crest Fort Lauderdale.
outdoor activities including climbing, hiking, and kayaking. After her graduation from college, she returned to Fort Lauderdale, FL and became a manager for Pottery Barn. As her desire to travel grew, she transferred her position to Boston, MA and later moved to Salem, MA. Sara eventually pursued a career in telecommunications and relocated to Brookline, MA. In 2003, she met her soulmate, Adam, through mutual friends. Ten days after their engagement in 2004, she was diagnosed with breast cancer, an illness she fought with courage and conviction and ultimately beat. She and Adam married on October 8, 2005. Almost a year later, Sara was diagnosed with brain cancer in November of 2006 and again engaged in a battle with cancer while she and Adam lived life aggressively. A strong-willed person and kind to the core, she and Adam traveled the world extensively, living life to the fullest while constantly giving back to others. She loved her family, friends, and life! Sara is survived by her husband, Adam; her father, Leon Bryant, and his wife, Cynthia; her mother, Bonnie (Robbins) Bryant; a sister, Amy, and her husband, Bryan Brinkley; her mother and father-in-law, Richard and Carol Smith; as well as her brothers and sisters-in-law, Matt and Shana Smith, Jason Smith, Lauren Melone, many aunts, uncles, cousins, and countless friends.
1993 Beth Alvarez Sarkar ’93 and her husband, Arnie, announce the arrival of Kai Alvarez Sarker born April 9, 2009.
1996 Ashley Yirak Lubeck ’96 and her husband, David, announce the arrival of Benjamin Howard Lubeck on June 17, 2009. The Lubeck family lives in San Francisco, CA.
Ben Novack, Jr. ’73 n Ben Novack, Jr. ’73, son of the Fontainebleau founder and a successful Fort Lauderdale businessman, passed away on July 12, 2009. Novack, 53, was the son of Miami Beach hotelier Ben Novack, Sr., who built the legendary Fontainebleau, then one of the most lavish hotels in the world. Ben Jr. grew up rubbing elbows with presidents and movie stars. He carved out a successful career as a convention planner, and was in Rye Brook, NY the weekend of July 12 to attend a convention he had organized when he was killed.
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1999 Ashley Palmer Lindsay ’99 and her husband, Matt, welcomed Charles Martin Lindsay on October 9, 2009.
2001 Sasha Garcia Muzzarelli ’01 and her husband, Daniel, welcomed their first child on July 16, 2009. Diana Rose Muzzarelli weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 18.5 inches long.
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New York Area Alumni Reunite and Reminisce n New York City area alumni gathered the evening of October 14 at the Grand Hyatt and were greeted by Dra. Lourdes Cowgill, President; Pat Boig, Vice President for Advancement; Elena Del Alamo ’67, Vice President for Admission; Marcia Hunt, Director of College Counseling; Estes Carns, Director of Guidance; and Susie Ledbetter, Alumni Director. For many, it had been several years since they had attended a Pine Crest event and seeing old classmates brought back great memories. The Spirit Store tee shirts and hats were coveted raffle items. We look forward to keeping up with this dynamic group of alumni – you sure make us proud! In the Big Apple 1: Susie Ledbetter, Alumni Director, Alex Finkel ’96, Regan Hunt Crotty ’96, and Eric Perlyn ’96 2: Erin Sperry ’07, Lili Gu ’06, David Fierroz ’07 and girlfriend, Crystal Oliva 3: Rachel Pearl ’01, Brette Meyers ’00, and Stephanie Halmos ’02
4: Estes Carns, Director of Guidance, Kevin Boothe ’01, Amber Leach ’90, and James Trezza ’90 5: Jennifer Wilkov ’86, Dra. Lourdes Cowgill, President, and Corinne Richardson ’84 6: Katherine Nigen ’97, Melissa Extein ’97, Parker Taylor ’97, and Rachel Rheingold ’97 7: Marcia Hunt, Director of College Counseling and Melissa Extein ’97 8: Luis Olguin ’98, Doyle Campbell ’97, Jeffrey Berman ’98, and Elena Del Alamo ’67, VP for Admission
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PCS Gathers in D.C. Kitchen
n The fabulous upstairs loft at Fritz Brogan’s KITCHEN 2404 restaurant in Washington, D.C. was the site for more than 70 Pine Crest alumni on the evening of September 22. Our gracious host, Fritz ’03, pulled out all the stops and in between “catch-up conversation,” we dined on mouth-watering spare ribs, hamburgers, hot dogs, onion rings, and oysters! Marcia Hunt (Director of College Counseling), Barbara Lee Brogan (faculty), Pat Boig (VP for Advancement), and Susie Ledbetter (Alumni Director and faculty) loved seeing everyone, and the accompanying pictures document “a good time was had by all!” Fritz has offered to host us again next year. See you at KITCHEN 2404!
In the Nation’s Capital 1: Silvio Gutierrez ’06, Marcia Hunt, Director of College Counseling, Marni de Leon ’83, Alan de Leon ’84, and K. David Meit ’86 2: Caroline Kluczkowski ’02, Jill Feluren ’06, and Megan Fleischer with Christopher Wanka ’06 3: John Provenzano with Beth Powers Provenzano ’98, and Barbara Lee Brogan, faculty
4: Christina Stockamore ’02, Steven Haidar ’01, and Alison Drucker ’00 5: Jennifer Fluet Huber ’86, K. David Meit ’86, Peta-Sue Lopez Forastier ’86, and William Doku ’86 6: Barbara Lee Brogan, faculty, and Fritz Brogan ’03 7: Pat Boig, Vice President for Advancement, Kate Sullivan Hare ’83, and her husband, Neil Hare
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Homecoming 2009 A tailgate tradition was started this Homecoming featuring picnic fare – wings, pizza, and soda – and a great run around the bases with the Alumni versus Seniors Kickball Game that brought the fans to their feet. With strong defensive pitching by Tony Jaswinski and some clever offensive and defensive tactics, the Alumni won 3-2. A great camaraderie prevailed with more than 30 alumni heading to Best Field for the football game. Playing the game 1: Tony Jaswinski, retired faculty 2: Joey Walters ’95 3: Craig Shapiro ’81 4: Charlie Cobb ’93 and Omar McKenzie ’10 5: Peter ’93 and Cari Perri ’93 and Dale Smith, Head of School 6: Charlie Cobb ’93 and son, Maddux
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Fort Lauderdale Welcomes New Alumni Family Members Back (left to right): Steve Hudson ’87, David Reich ’91, Sophia Reich ’21, Jacob Reich ’20, Gex Richardson ’82, Connor Richardson ’14, Leslie Alistair Maister ’92, Robb Wilentz ’88, Gary Linnell ’91, and John Kennelly ’81. Front (left to right): Steve Hudson Jr. ’23, Ethan Grover ’23 (Steven Grover ’85), Suzanne Hollowell McCawley ’90, Patrick McCawley ’23, Michelle Smith Santarelli ’89, Jaden Santarelli ’23, Daniel Wilentz ’23, Sheri Stewart Hutzler ’84, Aidan Hutzler ’23, Max Maister ’23, Andros Linnell ’23, Payton Kennelly ’22, Faith Gladding (wife of Stephen Crane Gladding II ’89), and Alexandra Gladding ’23
Pine Crest Thanks the Alumni/ae and Their Children Who Attended the First Boca Raton Campus Legacy Breakfast Michael Cohen ’78, Rebecca Cohen ’14, Teri (Janus) Gevinson ’88, Harris Gevinson ’19, Sloane Gevinson ’15, Steven Greenberg ’88, Michael Greenberg ’23, Ronald Haligman ’85, Dylan Haligman ’23, Riley Haligman ’21, Miles Medrano ’89, Sara (Knapp) Medrano ’89, Anna Medrano ’23, Owen Medrano ’22, Caridad (Wellington) Perri ’93, Peter Perri III ’93, Peter Perri IV ’20, Dina (Roth) Port ’93, Samantha Port ’23, Robin Rosenbaum ’84, Evin Rothschild ’17, Rose Rothschild ’19, John Siegel ’80, Leslie Siegel ’16, Lindsay Siegel ’16, Peter Simon ’75, Leah Simon ’17, Logan Simon ’15, Sarah (Wing) Svendsen ’95, Emma Svendsen ’21, James Vreeland III ’81, Simone Vreeland ’17, and Sydney Vreeland ’15
Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton Campuses Hold Legacy Breakfasts Roughly 120 alumni and their Pine Crest children gathered in the Fort Lauderdale campus’ Panther Café for the annual Legacy Breakfast. On the Boca Raton campus, 35 Pine Crest alumni, along with their spouses and children, attended that campus’ first Legacy Breakfast in the Bernstein Family Commons Room. Warmly welcomed by Pine Crest President Dr. Lourdes Cowgill and Vice President for Advancement Pat Boig, many of the alumni found old classmates, met fellow parents, and exchanged contact information in a room filled with animated conversations. This year, Pine Crest Fort Lauderdale welcomed seven new alumni legacy families. Pine Crest President Dr. Lourdes Cowgill noted the attendance at this special event continues to grow as more and more alumni enroll our next generation of Pine Crest students.
Pine Crest Recognizes Those Legacies on the Boca Raton Campus Who Were Unable to Attend Guy Angella ’86, Joseph Angella ’20, Susan (Terry) Baker ’84, Christine Baker ’19, James Baker ’14, Barney Danzansky ’86, Brandon Danzansky ’14, Justin Danzansky ’17, Jodi Rosenbaum Fiedler ’85, Benjamin Fiedler ’15, Ryan Fiedler ’17, Zachary Fiedler ’20, Ronald Gaché ’80, Katie Gache ’15, Evan Packer ’90, Isabella Packer ’23, Julia Packer ’18, James Wheeler ’77, and Cameron Wheeler ’14
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Pine Crest Alumni Share Memories of Their Favorite Teachers Cathy Gross ’72 Mr. Green for English I and English Lit. He would sing “Froggy Went a Courtin’” to the class. He made us memorize and recite the prelude to The Canterbury Tales. Wouldn’t you know my freshman year in college my assignment was to memorize that very thing. The professor was shocked when I went up to him at the end of class and recited it to him! Now that’s what you call college prep.
Maxine Lans Retsky ’73 I’ll never forget biology with Mr. Totero. I had tonsillitis for almost a whole year. He told me to send him my tonsils – so I did. From what I hear, he’s shown them to many classes since, saying “if you talk in class, this is what happens.” Years later, I would run into graduates who had met my tonsils.
Barry Pekin ’80 Hands down Mrs. Deidesheimer! I spent countless hours in the office experiencing her wisdom, kindness, and humor. She probably had to endure more of my humor than she wanted!
Laura Kanner Branson ’80 Mrs. D is definitely at the top of my list. She was my salvation through some incredibly difficult times. I’ve never known someone with a heart as loving and giving as Mrs. Deidesheimer! I agonized through Mr. Jaswinski’s class, but in my junior year of college, I wrote Mr. J. a thank-you note. When writing proposals for work, I always think about which words are more “grabbing.” I am incredibly grateful. Though I struggled like crazy in my five years at PC, I came out a winner. I have my wonderful teachers and great friends to thank. I owe you all a deep debt of gratitude.
Pamela Jean McNab ’81 First grade with Mrs. Symmonds was a wonderful experience. Mrs. Leary for second and fourth grade was my first example of tough but fair! Mrs. D – amazing lady – the collective consciousness of the “Upper School.” Mr. Madigan was also a favorite – I hated math, but I loved Mr. Madigan. I try to remember this in my Spanish classroom. The students might not like Spanish, but if I can get them to like me, they might actually learn something. I wouldn’t have chosen a career in Spanish if it weren’t for Sr. Sollosso, Dr. Perez, Sra. Martinez, and of course, Dra. Cowgill. They
instilled a love of the language in me from the earliest days. No doubt it was Doctora’s example that inspired me to go on and get my doctoral degree as well. Lastly, Amzi Barber has to be the most outstanding teacher. I began teaching high school four years ago, knowing absolutely nothing about teenagers. As I tried to navigate their complicated world, I had Amzi in my head like my guardian angel. He treated everyone as though they were the most special person in the room. He had endearing nicknames for all of us – I was his “precious lump of gold.” He loved U.S. history, but he loved his students even more. That’s what I strive to convey to my students every day.
Henry Schroy ’84 Mr. Palmaccio is by far the first teacher I think of when I remember my days at PC. He always dressed in a color-coordinated fashion, and his algebra lessons were always done on the chalkboard using colored chalk! Every color had a funny name, he even used charcoal black to indicate a variable that was very mysterious. Thanks, Mr. P. for showing me that I was good in math, and for making it so fun!
Elaine Kelpien Federico ’90 I’ve taken the memories of Mrs. Gooden with me to every ice skating competition, dance class, and stage appearance since graduating in ’90. In my head I hear her corrections, encouragement, and words of wisdom. She taught not only ballet, but discipline, integrity, and grace. To me there is no other teacher at PC who embodied Dr. Mae McMillan’s enthusiasm and spirit for the Arts like Mrs. Gooden.
Amy McDonald ’94 So many of the PC teachers were amazing. As for most memorable for me, it has to be Madame Tansey!
Becca Hirschman ’98 Mrs. Regent taught keyboarding class. Each day 24 of us would file into the computer lab to spend 45 minutes clacking our fingers away. We progressed from single letters to short sentences about foxes hopping over logs, and toward the end of the trimester we began timed tests to evaluate our touch-typing speed and accuracy. Unfortunately, I’m an awful memorizer. I proved this fact by often failing my daily tests. Mrs. Regent refused to give up on me, insisting I come in early and take extra tests. We spent weeks
in the computer lab as she patiently helped me figure out how to make my brain and hands come together to comprehend the QWERTY keyboard. I’m incredibly grateful to her because in college, I could easily take notes on my laptop and comprehend the conversation around me. Now, working in education research, my work processes go smoothly, with many thanks to my typing fluidity and speed. Thank you, Mrs. Regent, for your patience, caring, and foresight.
Cody Rae Gruber ’03 Mr. Bodfish! I’ll never forget when we were studying ancient China, and he jumped up on the table with a yardstick pretending to be a Samurai warrior! Of course, he also had a student volunteer to have his or her head “chopped off” with the yardstick...and naturally the principal walked by and saw everything through the window!
Paul Linden-Retek ’04 Mr. Palmaccio brought higher levels of math alive for countless students. It was his broader persona, kind humor, and deep sense of responsibility for the well-being (not solely intellectual success) of his students that made him so remarkable. He thoughtfully crafted his lessons, generously offered personal attention, and never behaved with the self-importance that his talent could otherwise justify. His calm dignity was inspirational. I personally have left math behind in my further studies, but I nonetheless believe that it was “Mr. P” who taught me the most significant and enduring lessons of my high school education.
Amanda Bennett ’05 Mr. Jaswinski – had him two years in a row for Middle School Honors English. I’ll never forget how to properly write a heading for an assignment or the correct design for writing an essay (complete with a “grabber,” clincher, and appropriate quotes)! I developed an appreciation for quality writing from the discipline he required of his students, and I feel it went a long way for me in high school and college.
Gabbie Olson Perez ’05 To this day, I can still hear Mrs. Freedman lamenting the start of ninth period in jest: “Okay class. It’s Monday ninth period. I don’t want to be here and neither do you. Open your books to page 72.” Her humor was dry but hilarious, and her ’70s suits gave her a unique character. I hate math, so the fact that I remember pre-calculus so fondly is truly a testament to Mrs. Freedman’s talent as a teacher. Thank you, Pine Crest! I miss you!
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Anonymous (2) Hudson Family Foundation Holly Hudson Bodenweber ’88 and Scott Bodenweber Bonnie Hudson and Harris ‘Whit’ Hudson Jeannie and Steven Hudson ’87 Rosa and Francis Feeney Jody and Martin Grass Marissa and Jeff Hollander Jennifer and Brian Kessler Pine Crest Boca Raton Parents’ Association Pine Crest Founder’s Auction, Fort Lauderdale Pine Crest School Spirit Store, Fort Lauderdale Denise and Jordan Zimmerman
Anonymous Adrienne and Brendan Barry Ruti and Marc Bell Lourdes and James Cowgill Annie and Michael Falk Eugenie and Robert Friedman Richard Ingham Hillary and Rodger Krouse Debbie and Laurence Lipnick Pamela and William Malinchak Jeannette and Kevin Malone Lauren and Jeffrey Morris Sandi and Robert Morris Cheryl and Jaime Peisach Hiromi and Robert Printz Jeanne and Kevin Quinn Marcelle Abell-Rosen and Andrew Rosen Maureen Smith Ana and Andrew Waldman Denise and Peter Wittich
1934 SOCIETY LEVEL ($15,000 to $24,999) Anonymous (2) Nancy and Mark Gilbert ’74 Shulamit and Chaim Katzman Wilma and James Kaufman Linda and Timothy O’Connor Jill and Stuart Siegel Barbara and Gary Siegler Zoraida and Barry Snyder Patricia Hooley Zimmerman and Kurt Zimmerman
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Maria Menendez Corban ’79 and Paul Corban Lori and Marshall Davis Janene and Joseph DeVenuto, Jr. Olga and Mitchell Diamond Sue and Laurence Fendrich Jean and J. Clifford Findeiss MaryJo and Brian Finocchiaro Jeannie and Garth Friesen Richard Gertz Laen and Bruce Ghiloni Robynn and Ira Ginsberg Joan and Alan Goldberg Barbara and Daniel Goldberg Diane Hardy Dionella and William Hassett Peggy Henry and John Henry Marti and H.Wayne Huizenga ’55 Julie Pabst ’83 and Timothy Ingham ’83 Irene Jung Anna and Keith Kahan Cynthia and Laurence Kashdin Diana and Steve Kauppinen Belinda and Arthur Keiser ’71 Ann G. Kelman Nancy and Albert ‘Sonny’ Kotite Gail Rubin Kwal and Richard Kwal Lori and Al Leiter Vicki and Alan Levine Marcie Engel and Michael Lewitt Judy Levis Markhoff The Mazer Family Mindy and Michael Meade
Lauren and Glen Mitchell Laurel and Robert Mondshine Alisa and MarcAndrea Musa Kathy and Dennis Newman Marie and Frank Occhigrossi Dawn and Richard Phillips Pine Crest Middle and Upper School Parents’ Association, Fort Lauderdale Pine Crest Pre-Primary and Lower School Mothers’ Club, Fort Lauderdale Ana-Karina and Jonathan Politano Debra and James Prevor Debby and Mark Rosen ’87 Bonnie and David Rosner John Roth Jodi and Eric Rutstein Sheri and Kenneth Sack Suzanne and Adam Sandow Randi and Brian Schwartz Cara and Nelson Shaller Lizette and Dan Sheinberg Maria and Daniel Staton Jeanine and David Stern Ashley and Steve Stevanovich Madeline and Herbert Tabin Carrie and Farshid Tafazzoli Michele and Adrian Thomas Shari and Ryan Weisfisch Bonnie and Edwin Wiegman Michele Hopkins and Robert Ade Alexandra and John Amos III Susan Terry Baker ’84 and Jeff Baker
TOWER COUNCIL EMERITI Pine Crest School thanks these members for their continued support. Michael Baker Debbie and Walter Banks ’61 Suzanne and Marc Bell Charlotte and Stephen Bell Lisa and James Berger Lisa Lautenberg Birer and Douglas Birer ’82 Nancy and James Blosser Laurie and Anthony Bova Jeanne and Norman Brander Phyllis and Samuel Butters Stephanie and Richard Chestnov Julie and David Cundy ’79 Patricia and Dorian Damoorgian Karen and Mark Dern Raquel and Riccardo Di Capua Ruth Walter Dienes and Bradley Dienes Judy and Daniel Dobin Stephanie and Irving Don Lucy Friedt Dublin ’72 Robin and Douglas Ebenstein Kay and Edward Finkelstein Windie and DeHaven Fleming Mary Graham and James Foster Linda and Edward Frisch Nancy Ganz Ruth and Kenneth Ginsburg Pamela and Gary Goldfarb Monica and Steven Goldstein Amy and Alan Graff Leslie and Mitchell Greenberg Babette and Calvin Haddad David Hoffman Janet Hoffman Jo Ann Hoffman Deborah and Michael Jacobs Suzanne and Peter Jarvis Susu and George Johnson, Jr. Janet and James Jordan Leslie and David Kantor Lynn and William Kay Barbara and Richard Kendall Sarah and Elliott Kerbis Mary Ledbetter Diane and Armando Leighton, Jr. Heidi Cohen-Lieberfarb and Ross Lieberfarb Stacey and George Luck Barbara and Roger Maister Lisa and William McMillan ’45 Joanna and Robert Meisel Judy and David Mishkel Clara and George Nenezian Angelica Palank
Joyce and Peter Perri, Jr. Pamela and Jeffery Roberts Victoria and William Rose Robyn and David Rubinoff Terry and Julian Rubinstein Deborah and Raymond Samuel Monica and Alberto Sasson Selma and Thomas Savage Karen Schlesinger Tracey and Jay Schwartz Kathleen and John Seibert II Robin and James Shapiro Deborah Kauffman Shapiro and Michael Shapiro Candace and Jared Shaw Joyce and Neil Silverman Nancy and Andrew Sneider Maria and Eduardo Soto Diana and Mark Stephenson Wendy and Ross Stone Meryl and Bruce Tabatchnick Shari and Robert Topper Geraldine Manning Udell Lorraine and Dennis Udwin Sheila and Darrell Valenti Shirley Vangeloff Lisa and James Wheeler ’77 Pamela and B. Michael Wiggins Megan and David Willens Jennette and Jared Woolf Charley Buntrock Zeches ’88 Sheila and Sam Zietz Etta and Raymond Zimmerman
COLUMNS LEVEL ($2,000 to $4,999) Melissa and Brad Ackerman Carol and Mark Adelman Kathy and Paul Adkins Zoraida and William Anderson Kari and Thomas Angelo Tammy and Gil Aronson Sarah and Paul Awalt Mary and Dale Baker Debbie and Walter Banks ’61 Debbie Banks-Snyder and Chip Snyder Catia and James Bates Karen and Alan Bauman Lisa and James Berger Lisa and Paul Berger Sarah and Steven Berrard Pamela and Neal Bodner Bonnie and Patrick Boroian Ellen Lebow Braun and Michael Braun Beth and Howard Braver Joni Bravo and Jorge Bravo, Sr. Allison Bravo ’09 Felise and Donald Brodsky Michelle and Jason Brown Luci and Philip Brudner Susan and George Caldwell, Jr. ’80 Nellie and Howard Camerik Wanda and Alberto Casaretto Louise and Jack Cassius Kathy and David Celentano Michelle Mehallis Cibene ‘84 and Michael Cibene
Cindy and Jeffrey Conine Debra and Glenn Cooper Susan and Steven Cramer Susan and David Crane Daniella’s Journey, Inc. Christine and Eduardo Dardet Marla and Carlos de Bracamonte Jeanne and Charles Del Vecchio Melissa Osceola DeMayo ‘95 and Jacob DeMayo Robin and Andre Dreyfuss Marla and Scott Dudak Marianne Eisner Deborah and Darin Engelhardt Henry Epstein Angelica Guckes and Eduardo Fernandez Pam and David Finkelstein Margaret and Yale Fisher Margaret and Robert Fishman Karen Yeung-Foreman and Jay Foreman Sharon and Marc Friedman Amy and Lee Gibstein Lori and John Giorgi Svetlana Giorno-Smirnova and Thierry Giorno Jamie and Neil Glachman Lisa and Scott Goldberg Monica and Steven Goldstein Laura and Andres Gonzalez Catalina and Klaus Grau Roberta and Arnold Greenberg Adriana and Steven Greenberg ’88 Shawn and Howard Gruverman Dianne and Harry Hahamovitch
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Lynda and Martin Hale Lynne and Robert Hart Deane and Hamid Hashemi Maria and Eduardo Hauser Valerie and Lee Hediger Diana Heileman ’81 and Michael Heileman ’79 Diane and Daniel Hennelly Keri and Craig Herman Karen and Ross Herman Stephanie Hollander Christopher Hull Richard Hull Maria Ciccia and Fausto Innamorati Sarah and Umesh Jain Nina and Jonathan Kaplan Lynn and William Kay Teri and Benjamin Kennedy, Jr. Priti and Milan Khakhria Rowena and Robert Kirland Julie and David Kirschner Siobhan and Joseph Kleinman Kendall Hanft-Knezevich and John Knezevich Anne and John Koch Kim and Stephen Lazarus Sue and Dick Lee Emily and James Levin Jody and Stephen Lewis Tiffany and Steven Liff Loren and Robert Lins Ann Serrano Lopez ’79 and George Lopez George Lumb III Sonia Madera Melissa and Marc Malaga Candace and Mark Malis Leslie and Jeffrey Marcus Stacie and Sander Mednick Michele and Paul Meli III Emma and Mark Mellinger Walter Mendelsohn Jason Neimark Khanh and Sonny Nguyen Judy Hark-Odsess and Michael Odsess Irene and Daniel O’Hara Jennifer and Charles Owensby Stacey and Evan Packer ’90 Richard Palmaccio Sadhana and Sanjaykumar Patel Alejandra and Daniel Perez Larsa and Scottie Pippen Roberta Nedry Platner and Michael Platner Stephanie and Michael Popkin JoAnn and Philip Procacci
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