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Suyeone Jeon ’06 and Michelle Kulikauskas ’06

adds, “Come visit Colo. Springs!” She had plans to spend a week in NYC in mid-Oct. Sammy Glazer spent a month over the summer traveling around Vietnam and Cambodia with a Wake Forest summer school program. Sammy writes, “The program included both a political science and entrepreneurship course as well as a community service component—rebuilding a school in a rural area of the Mekong Delta. On my flight home I connected through Tokyo airport and was pleasantly surprised to run into Lexie Comstock on her way back from a summer internship in Beijing. We were on the same flight back together and had the chance to exchange stories and catch up.” Gordon Sleeper spent eight months studying in Japan and returned to Conn. College this fall. John Ale was an intern for Centerpoint Energy last summer and studied for the GMAT to apply to UVa’s MS in commerce program. Susannah Walden is pursuing a joint Persian and philosophy degree at the Univ. of Edinburgh. Last summer, she spent two months in Rwanda participating in an Edinburgh Global Partnership project teaching HIV/AIDS awareness in secondary schools. After that, she was an intern in London in the NewsHour dept. of BBC World Service. Victor Smith, at Gettysburg, is secretary of the national pre-legal and business honorary society, Pi Lambda Sigma, this year. I, Natalie Lescroart, spent the summer reporting for a number of local papers in central Jersey. The experience was great, but I’m happy to be back in Washington for my last semester at Georgetown. During the summer I spent a day on the water in Darien catching up with Whit Brighton, Alex Kremer, Phil Thompson, Hope Krause, Spencer Barton and Arielle Palladino. I also got the chance to see Allyson Flores, Jerome Wallace, Annie McGillicuddy, Brynne McNulty, Sydney Scott and Molly Malloy in NYC. All are doing well and have high hopes for their last year(s) in college. Please continue to keep us updated and hope you’re all having a happy and healthy fall. 74 Taft Bulletin Fall 2009

2007 gathering at Penelope Smith’s in Narragansett, R.I., in Aug.; back, Will Calder, Holly Donaldson, Sam Beatt, Teal Kratky, Heidi Woodworth, Alex White, Maggie Seay, Andrew Parks and Eric Baier; front, Brendan Letarte, Hannah Utley, Grace Scott, Johanna Isaac, Kacey Klonsky, Penelope, Dan Fertig and Andrew Kazakoff


Class Secretaries: Grace L. Scott, 2611 Portland St., Apt. 311, Los Angeles, CA 90007-2460,; Elinore F. Van Sant, Washington & Lee Univ., Kappa Delta Sorority, PO Box 4668, Lexington, VA 24450, vansante@; Head Class Agent: Lee S. Ziesing, Trinity College, Box 701827, 300 Summit St., Hartford, CT 06106-3100,

Many classmates had a summer of internships, travels and visiting friends. A number of us returned to the Northeast to work. Hannah Utley worked for a hospital in Maine. Mckay Claghorn worked in NYC, while also living with Michael Shrubb ’06. Brendan Letarte worked for the Bank of NY Mellon, frequently commuting with Dan Fertig, who also worked in the city at Hite Capital. Billy Lovotti spent his summer in Kyoto, Japan, studying at the univ. While Billy was on a trip to Korea he saw H.K. Seo, who returned to Seoul to start his mandatory military service. Avery Chaplin enjoyed studying in Beijing last summer. He also spent a few weeks traveling in China testing out his language skills with his girlfriend, Laura, and another couple. Gordon Atkins is one of eight college undergrads who were profiled by Fortune magazine for finding an interesting summer job during a recession. Gordon interned with the Daytona (Fla.) Cubs, part of the Chicago Cubs farm team system, doing everything from making sales calls to hawking concessions. Fortune reported that since

Gordon is an economics major at Williams, his experience has provided him with some business ideas for the future. Aaron Fronda was able to attend Exit Festival. Stephanie Schonbrun interned with the Conn. Film Festival in June, and later with ABC 40/Fox 6 News in Springfield, Mass. She also helped promote a made-for-web spy thriller series before its Sept. debut. Sam Beatt, Will Calder and Andrew Parks lived in Boothbay, Maine, and a few fellow Tafties visited in mid-July for Will’s 21st birthday. Nate Thompson worked at a yacht club in Martha’s Vineyard, where he saw fellow Tafties from the Class of ’09 as well as Andrew Kazakoff. Tyler Perry worked for the hospital on Nantucket. Penelope Smith spent the majority of her summer studying in Venice and had a wonderful time. Alex Lescroart is spending the semester in Argentina studying, and is very excited about the experience. Johanna Isaac spent the summer giving tours at the Hispanic Society. Toni Pryor worked at Lenox Hill Hospital in labor and delivery last summer and ran the NYC half-marathon. Ben Yeager spent his summer on Fire Island and prepared for his move to Santa Barbara, Calif. Hank Wyman joined the Colby Woodsmen’s Team and had a phenomenal time competing in old-time logging/lumberjack events such as pole climbing, standing block chop, sawing and fire-building. Hank is majoring in environmental studies. Kacey Klonsky worked for two production companies this summer and enjoyed living in NYC; she is in Italy this fall. Joseph SecorTaddia is back at the College of Charleston after spending eight hard weeks studying organic

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