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IS SEVERN AN INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY?

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STEPHANIE HOUCK '17 PERFORMS AN ACOUSTIC SOLO DURING THE 2016 DILLON MORAN MUSICIAN-IN-RESIDENCE CONCERT // MORE ON PAGE 13


Play, discover, and learn at our

Early School.

Laughing, painting, investigating, building, q uestioning, pretending, and ex perimenting is the work of childhood. Our preschool and prekindergar ten st udents are hard at work each day. Through play f ul engagement, Severn Early School st udents (ages 3-5) f ind that there is so much for them to discover. The world of learning open s up to our youngest through stories, pat tern s, let ters, songs and numbers. This f irst step into a new world in stills the joy f ul passion of learning, the strong star t that w ill propel st udents through life.

Learn more online at w w w.severn school.com/earlyschool

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Join us for our Open House: February 24 & April 13


THANK YOU... AND YOU. AND YOU. AND YOU. The generosity of the Severn community is undeniable when you walk through the new Teel Academic Center. This new building and the buildings that came before it are a testament to the culture of philanthropy that thrives on our campus. It is evident that together we are keeping Severn on Course. We couldn't have closed the Severn on Course Campaign without you — our alumni, alumni parents, current parents, corporations, foundations, organizations, and friends of Severn. Severn School's largest fundraising campaign aims to accomplish four initiatives: 1. provide a modern and state-ofthe-art facility; 2. cultivate programs that inform and empower; 3. attract and maintain our exceptional faculty and a student body as diverse as the world we live in; 4. and sustain our immediate impact on today's student experience and enhance innovative academic programs. On the following pages you will see exactly how your gift has made a difference and will further our mission for today's and tomorrow's Severn School students.

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FEATURE ARTICLE

INCLUSIVE BY HEADMASTER DOUG LAGARDE

ENABLING STUDENTS TO BE BETTER QUESTIONERS. Emerging themes from the question: “What if our schools could train students to be better lifelong learners and better adapters to change, by enabling them to be better questioners. How might we create such a school?”

ENGAGE, ENABLE, AND ENCOURAGE + Help students see the why and the relevance in their learning. + Help students understand that it is OK to not know the answer: answers are a process in themselves. + Encourage the value of learning across the board. + Understand in most areas there is more than one solution to a problem. + Engage the students with relevant (to them) questions or info.

THE BIG PICTURE QUESTIONS SELF-EVALUATION

+ Allow students to explore/explain using why as springboard, and teachers need to listen more so they can better understand where student is coming from in order to guide them into better comprehension.

+ To create a community of lifelong learners, the adults must be that themselves and actively model it.

+ Reflection time, not just content mastery time.

+ Have a diverse faculty/student body that has diverse ways of “understanding” as well as a more diverse knowledge base. + As educators, we need to model those qualities and we need to adapt our practice to meet the needs of our students. + Refine the role of teacher as facilitator of knowledge.

+ Build confidence and foster curiosity in questioning. + Value the unknown. + Less testing; provide more independent assessments that encourage questioning.

+ Have patience and allow for students to question and explore.

+ Question ourselves and why we teach what we teach. + This all requires a cultural shift — how do we change our culture?

+ Enable students to explore mental and visual models: what would this look like?

STUDENT ENVIRONMENT

+ Creating projects around questions students ask. + Projects /assignments that are more open to interpretation and questioning.

+ Less lecturing and more time for student interaction and Q&A amongst each other.

+ Create classes and lessons on Big Questions, not just isolated subjects.

+ Teaching methods that encourage thinking.

+ We would need to persuade parents/communities/ governments that schools should look different.

+ Teach students active listening. + We would need lots of varying voices and cross divisional input.

+ More project based learning.

+ Create learning environments that encourage curiosity and exploration. + Changing “I don’t know” from a defeat to a springboard for inquiry.

FUNDAMENTAL SKILLS + Don’t forget important background/ base knowledge for a firm foundation. + Balance between basic skills and communication tools (maybe learned and maybe different for different subjects) in order to take full advantage of questions. + Engage students in meaningful research. + Caution: all questions aren’t created equal…anything with a question mark is not necessarily inquiry.

This past summer, faculty and staff gathered to answer the beautiful question, "What if our

schools could train students to be better lifelong learners and better adopters of change by enabling them to be better questioners. How might we create such a school?" Scan this QR code to view the infographic above, which illustrates the emerging themes from the discussion.

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n Severn's faculty and staff summer professional development read, A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas, Warren Berger quotes philosopher Bertrand Russel to illustrate the importance of questioning one's purpose, "In all affairs it is a healthy thing to hang a question mark on things you [may] take for granted." Severn School is a community where each student is known and valued. Severn School is a community where each student is known and valued? Questioning is a process; one in which you must cede control and encourage curiosity, experimentation, and inquiry in order to

seek answers to complex issues and develop a deep understanding of the circumstances surrounding these issues. Developing a culture of questioning – to meet circumstances with curiosity, rather than solutions – has been a major focus of Severn's professional development and, by extension, our teaching in recent years. The process of questioning complex issues takes time, practice, and effort particularly when the matter you are questioning is continuously evolving. Questioning stimulates thinking, challenges assumptions, generates energy and tangents to explore, and prompts more questions. Questioning is a prerequisite to learning. Questioning has an elasticity that hard skills lack. Questioning leads us to our preferred future. Severn resolves that having people from


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many backgrounds and experiences enriches teaching and learning, develops the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to succeed in a diverse, global community, and benefits everyone in the community. So I ask, Is Severn inclusive? Can one bring his or her full self to this community and be respected? Is each student known and valued for all that he or she brings to our community? Severn School has engaged in diversity work for many years with various people working together to make Severn a more diverse school. The question, though, still remains, Is Severn inclusive? A community can be diverse and still not be inclusive. The shared understanding that Severn cannot be an excellent community without being diverse and inclusive has guided both thought and action in recent years and is reflected in the School's 2014 Strategic Plan: The world in which current Severn students will live, work, and raise families will be increasingly more global and diverse than it is today. To make sure our students are well equipped to understand, to respond, and to lead effectively in this changing global environment, Severn will fully embrace its diversity statement and look to define the School's footprint beyond

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its campus boundaries into local, national, and global communities. Our students deserve an educational experience that supports, challenges, and prepares them for opportunities and expectations of an increasingly diverse and interconnected world. The dimensions of a diverse community are continuously evolving; consequently Severn must actively and intentionally work to develop a diverse preschool through 12th grade community that is mindful of developing fertile conditions for an inclusive community.

As Severn becomes more culturally, ethnically, economically, and globally diverse, the need for greater reflection, for awareness of one's own thinking and biases, and for curiosity about the perspectives of others must develop as well so that our mission does not become an empty abstraction. In recent years, Severn has undertaken a number of programmatic initiatives to realize the principal strategic goal of actively and intentionally working to develop a diverse PS-12 community that is mindful of developing fertile conditions for an inclusive community (see next page). The most energizing of these initiatives to date took place last spring—the Beyond

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Diversity Symposium. The day, to which the whole Severn community was invited, was designed to define a basis for future conversations and initiatives by acknowledging and understanding the individual, cultural, and institutional behaviors that perpetuate discrimination in all of it forms. Facilitated by Ms. Caroline Blackwell, vice president for equity and justice for the National Association of Independent Schools, the symposium brought together students, parents, faculty, administrators, trustees and alumni to engage in a healthy, candid dialog on the themes of differences and diversity. From the outset, Ms. Blackwell emphasized the need to create guidelines for conversation to allow everyone to engage with honesty, sensitivity and respect. She articulated the idea of creating a "brave space" for conversation instead of a "safe space." While these constructs have similarities, there are distinct, and important, differences. The notion of safety necessitates eliminating risk. In order to learn, in order to evolve from one's current thinking to a more nuanced way of seeing things, one must take risks. To engage in conversations about diversity and inclusivity inherently involves risk and, likely, disagreement which is in conflict with the concept of safety. The

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RECENT DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION INITIATIVES AIMS Diversity Conference hosted at Severn 2014, 2015 Beyond Diversity Symposium, March 2015 Faculty attend People of Color Conference, Arab Immersion seminar, and other diversity conferences American Promise viewed/discussed with filmmaker during faculty professional development day Students attend Student Diversity Leadership Conference, Making Schools Safe Conference, Shoah Seminar on the Holocaust, and local diversity conferences Activities and clubs: Gay-Straight Alliance, Faces of Severn, United Spectrum, Language Clubs, Multicultural Alliance, Model UN, Supporting Women Across the Globe, and Student Diversity Leadership Club. Advisory group presentations/discussions on civility and inclusion MLK assemblies in all three school divisions Community Life Day activities designed for students to think about and discuss the larger issues of what it means to be part of a world community by exploring such topics as civility, equality, understanding others, and diversity. School-wide curricular connections to inclusion and learning about diverse cultures and people Lower School Open Doors program to appreciate differences in one another Lower School Heartstrings character education program Community-wide diversity dinners, movies, artist presentations Visiting Artists Programs including Step Afrika, Masaii warriors, Capoeira Brazilian dance. 8

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Breakout groups during the March "Beyond Diversity Symposium," opened a candid dialogue between students, faculty, and parents on the themes of differences and diversity and how Severn can support, challenge, and prepare our students for a diverse and multi-cultural world.


FEATURE ARTICLE

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notion of brave necessitates courage and flows from our mission – "to marshal the courage to lead." A brave space encourages differing views to be brought forth respectfully so that disagreements, even passionate disagreements, are listened to, met with respect and examined constructively. The world is full of opinion and disagreement, yet the world's complex problems require collaboration to solve them. Too often schools only test the solo efforts of its students. At Severn we seek to teach our students to see that there are, in fact, many ways to view a topic, and we can engage in respectful discourse whether we agree or disagree with each other. The ability to listen and understand another person's perspective depends on one's willingness to practice empathy. The day-long symposium engendered respect, cooperation, understandings, apprehensions, disagreements, and of

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course, many questions. By the end, the brave space conversations fostered empathy and collaboration, a resolve to continue this important work and safeguard against potential schisms that can divide a close-knit community like Severn. In subsequent debriefing conversations— ranging from Board level committee meetings to student groups—it is clear that while Severn is becoming increasingly diverse, by focusing on diversity, conversations tend to center on what divides us rather than what unites us. Too often, diversity is about someone else. Inclusivity, on the other hand, is about everyone and honors what each person brings to our community. Everyone is diverse in some way, and by viewing difference as an additive rather than a divider, it allows for an inclusive vision for Severn's future to emerge. The need for continued conversation about inclusivity was further brought home when

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earlier this year, Severn organized and hosted a meeting between deans of admission from Harvard, Princeton, United States Naval Academy, University of Virginia and Yale and heads of schools and trustees from 20 independent schools in the Maryland and Washington, DC metropolitan area. The deans shared their thoughts and expertise about an array of issues, and heads and trustees gained invaluable insight into the current and future landscape of higher education. Two topics, in particular, helped underscore the need for Severn to continue to work in creating a more diverse and inclusive experience for our students. First, the deans stressed the important roles independent schools can play in educating and preparing our next generation of leaders. Second, the deans posed the question, how can independent schools ensure their students are prepared to succeed, beyond academics, at colleges and universities and more importantly, amidst an employment landscape that is globally connected, knowledge based, and vastly diverse? The deans spoke of the increase in diversity on their respective campuses, and the acceleration in the next decade. They were unanimous in stating that students who

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arrive on college campuses with experiences that develop the understanding, awareness and empathy for classmates different from themselves will be the ones who thrive and lead on their campuses. The ability to reach out to others and have friends across different groups, the ability to live with people different from oneself, the opportunity to grow up in diverse, inclusive communities will be qualities sought by admission committees and prerequisites for success on college campuses. The more diverse and inclusive Severn is, the broader the opportunities are for students to learn how to effectively work, dialog and collaborate with those whose backgrounds and cultures differ from their own. I have the luxury and joy of regularly walking around both the Teel and Chesapeake campuses. The mutual respect of students for students, students for adults, adults for students, and adults for adults, is abundantly evident. We are not, however, a perfect community; no school can be. We are a school where, on balance, people are kind to one another, supportive of one another, and interested in learning and a place that is willing to examine itself and ask hard questions to develop deep understandings and improve the

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FEATURE ARTICLE

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experience for everyone. Is Severn inclusive? Can one bring his or her full self to this community and be respected? Is each student known and valued for all that he or she brings to our community? Warren Berger writes, “A beautiful question is an ambitious yet actionable question that can begin to shift the way we perceive or think about something— and that might serve as a catalyst to bring about change...the focus here is on questions that can be acted upon, questions that can lead to tangible results and change.” To further explore these questions, Severn will take the coming months to draft an inclusivity vision; a statement that grows out of and expands upon the work already being done and will support us in our mission to create and sustain a diverse and inclusive community. A tentative timeline for drafting and soliciting feedback from the Severn community will flow as follows. The Board/ Faculty Diversity Committee will meet several times to draft a statement while soliciting input from various constituencies through the end of this academic year. Beginning next school year, we will conduct a series of forums giving all constituencies the opportunity to provide

feedback. Throughout its history, Severn has responded in relevant ways to the ever-changing educational landscape and composition of its student body while simultaneously maintaining the timeless aspects of our founder's, Mr. Rolland Teel, philosophies, "Keep constantly in mind that education is fundamentally a process through which we learn to live... Whatever you undertake in life must be worth something to others to be worthwhile to you. No man whose motives are purely selfish lives a successful and happy life, no matter how great his acquisitions." The process of questioning cultivates the desire to know more and sharpens one's own thinking. As we engage the Severn community in the process of developing the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to succeed in a diverse, global community and of drafting an inclusivity vision, will there be alignment? Yes. Will there be disagreement? Yes. Will the engagement benefit everyone in the Severn community? Yes. Will it stimulate more questions? Absolutely.

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SEVERN NEWS

CAPOEIRA SOCIAL PROJECT WELCOMED AS LOWER SCHOOL ARTIST-INRESIDENCE

SAVE THE DATE 4.19.16

KELSEY TIMMERMAN ANNOUNCED AS THE 2016 ASTLE MEMORIAL LECTURE SPEAKER

Kelsey Timmerman

The presenters whirled through the air, kicking and karate chopping, all to the beat of high energy Latin music — needless to say, Lower Schoolers were mesmerized. In December, the Birney Fund brought performers from the Capoeira Social Project to the Chesapeake Campus. Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art that combines elements of self-defense with dance and music. It was developed in Brazil mainly by West African descendants with  native Brazilian influences, probably beginning in the 16th century. It is known for quick and complex moves, using mainly power, speed, and leverage for a wide variety of kicks, spins, and highly mobile techniques. Established in 2010 by Lex and Allison Birney, parents of Helen '01 and Lu '16, the Birney Fund's purpose is to foster among students and adults in our school community an understanding of differences of all kinds, including cultural, racial, and economic. It also allows the School to offer hands-on experiential activities for Lower School students that provide opportunities to celebrate these differences. Many thanks to the Birney family for introducing Capoeira in all its glory to our youngest group of students. Much fun was had by all!

When journalist Kelsey Timmerman wanted to know where his clothes came from and who made them, he began an adventure that would take him from Honduras to Bangladesh to Cambodia to China and back again. Now he travels the world and shares the stories of the people he meets, educating audiences and promoting dialogue about how to improve our world economy. The author of the New York Times bestseller, Where Am I Wearing: A Global Tour to the Countries, Factories, and People That Make Our Clothes, he takes audiences on a journey through Asia and Latin America. From a 20-something t-shirt maker in Honduras to a single mother of two in Bangladesh, Timmerman humanizes the issues of globalization, intimately describing the connection between impoverished garment workers' standards of living and the all-American material lifestyle, bridging the gap between global producers and consumers. Where Am I Wearing? has been adopted by various universities as their Common Read selection and has been featured in TIME, Financial Times, US News and World Report, and Christian Science Monitor. An enlightening and thought-provoking speaker, Timmerman is passionate about educating students, encouraging them to think globally and act locally. Putting a face on globalization, he provokes others to think about where their clothing came from.

TIMMERMAN WILL SPEAK TUESDAY, APRIL 19 @ 7 PM

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The event is open to the public. Tickets are available through Severn's website.


Christen Morrell '17 Liam Ryan '17

Ella Green '17

Jimmy Selby '18

SEVERN NEWS

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CLASSICAL MEETS ROCKSTAR DUO 2016 DILLON MORAN MUSICIANS-IN-RESIDENCE Severn School was delighted to welcome the 2016 Dillon Moran Musicians-in-Residence, Charles Yang (violin) and Peter Dugan (piano), a 'classical-meets-rockstar duo', on Wednesday and Thursday January 20 and 21. “I first worked with Peter and Charles at a concert celebrating the life of Marvin Hamlisch at Julliard and was blown away by their artistry and musicianship,” said J. Ernest Green (father of Alec '13 and Ella '17), music director of the Annapolis Chorale, conductor/ director of the 2015 Marvin Hamlisch memorial tribute gala. “They are a perfect fit for Severn's musician-in-residence program because of their ability to bridge the gap between the popular and classical music worlds. It is a rare gift in any artist to be able to cross-over and, in the case of Charles and Peter, they each have this ability.”

The pair has garnered critical acclaim across the United States, recently performing together at the Brauntex Performing Arts Theater in Texas, Joe's Pub in New York City, and Juilliard's “Dreams Come True” Gala. This past summer, Yang and Dugan were in residence at the Discovery Channel's Curiosity Retreat in Colorado and at piano Sonoma, a music festival in California. The duo rocked a jam-packed schedule over the two days that culminated with a Thursday evening concert. The schedule included: Improvisation for the Masses Lecture, Student performance master classes with critiques, class visits with Vocal Ensemble, Music Tech II, Instrumental Ensemble, Concert Choir, Chamber Music Ensemble, and Middle School Band and String Ensemble.

The Dillon Moran Musician-in-Residence program was created in the fall of 2012 to commemorate the passion, exuberance and solid musicianship exemplified by Dillon Moran, Severn School Class of 2013. Dillon's life was tragically cut short in the fall of 2011 as the result of an accident at his home in Davidsonville, Maryland. The purpose of the program is to invite outside musicians to spend a defined period of time at Severn working with students, faculty, and the entire community to inspire, create and perform great music. The visiting musician will share his/her talent with Severn students and hopefully provide a fresh approach and new ways of bringing music to life in the Severn community.

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(Top Row L-R) Michele and Emily Huber '17; Young alumnae Chyiane Bynum '15 and Christina Rivers '15; Winning participants in the Garry Jenkins '80 Memorial Chili Cook and Raina '29; Alexa '24; Grace '28, Tori '24, Helena '24, Iris '24; Alex '25, Brayden '25, Caden '25; (Bottom row L-R) 7th graders create masks in art class with the 2nd graders;

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k-Off; Young alumni visit with Mr. Marc Buckley: (L-R) Delia Bennett '15, AJ Gersh '15, Valarie Lenzer '16 and Claire Harding '16; (Middle Row L-R) Mahd '28, Merrick '26 ; Megan '23 and Erin Murphy '21; Konner '23 and Fuller Clement '21; Andrew Cambell '21 and Nia '23; Tristan Bullock '21 reads to the prekindergarten class

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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

MIDDLE SCHOOL WINTER CONCERT & UPPER SCHOOL REVELS

SKOKIE DETECTIVE CHARTER SCHOOL

(Top Row L-R) Ella Green '17, Yasmeen Meek '18, Zak Rosen '16, and Jared Reilly '19; Jimmy Diamondidis '18 and Noah Jaccard '18; Zak Rosen '16 as "Oberon"; Sam Agro '1 Kelsey Olson '17, Chandler Ankenbrand '17, Morgan Skinner '19, Kendall Harmon '18; Tori Cronin '18, Charlotte Kraft '18, Kennedy Smith '19, Aarushi Negi '19, Hailey Sc

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18 as "Puck"; (Middle Row L-R) Lucy Whitaker '22; Ben Berlin '20; Julia Christie '20, Maddie Hawkins '20, Ashley Urban '20, and Megan Mohr '20; Tori Cronin '18, chendel '19 (Bottom Row L-R) Anna '25; Charlie '25, Cameron '25, Adele '24 and Patrick '23; Cast of Skokie Detective Charter School.

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The FOOTBALL team finished another exciting year. Despite losing several key players to injuries, the team finished with a 4-6 record. Severn tied for fourth place but missed a trip to the playoffs on a tiebreaker. Mason Pung '17 threw for over 1,000 yards, Jacob Mandish '16 had nine touchdown catches, and Victor Martinez '16 led the team in tackles. The season ended with a highlight when Severn beat St. Mary's in the annual River Classic. The entire school poured onto the field as time ran out to celebrate the 13-6 victory, marking the first time in nine years that Severn would bring home the trophy.

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The BOYS SOCCER team entered the 2015 season as the defending MIAA B conference champions, with great optimism and confidence. The team had a solid start in The Donn Greg Classic with a win against Severna Park (first win since 2004), and a 0-0 draw against South River. Once the team entered conference play they started with losses against Boys' Latin and Gerstell Academy, and then

Coaches MVP Award – Zack Kinsella '19

winning streak. A highlight of the season an unprecedented 12th win in six years

Coaches MVP Award – Mason Pung '17

Players Award – Archer Willauer '16

continued with an amazing nine game was the win against St Mary's, marking

Players Award – Victor Martinez '16

The CROSS COUNTRY team enjoyed a tremendous season under the direction of coaches Zmuda, Blanck, Berkowitz and Larkin. The team trained for two and half months, incorporating short and long runs throughout the week – running through the Naval Academy, all over downtown Annapolis and Eastport, and through the Annapolis Mall. The season culminated with the entire team running the Baltimore Half Marathon. Three students, Camryn Rosen '17, Neel Lakhanpal '16, and Archer Willauer '16, completed the Baltimore Marathon. Each runner had multiple personal records throughout the season, with Trina Reinhart '19 being selected All County by The Capital.

against the Saints with the Admirals

Players Award – Lu Birney '16 Coaches MVP Award – Trina Reinhart '19

remaining the keeper of the Chesapeake Boot trophy. The team clinched first place in the conference with an outstanding 12-2-1 record; and continued on to win the first back-to-back Conference championship in Severn history.

The GIRLS SOCCER team had a rebuilding season, with a 5-13 record. The team experienced tremendous growth on and off the field, and developed leaders and a great culture within the team. A highlight of the season was a 4-0 Homecoming win against St. Paul's School for Girls. Sophomore, Michelle Money '18 made 1st team All-County with her skillful play. Junior defender Brooke Robbins '17 took on the challenge of defending the opposing teams top goal scorers and did a stellar job! The speedy and talented forward, Taylor Critcher '18, showed great promise for the years to come. Players Abigail Manning '16 and Alayah Hightower '16 made first team IAAM All-Conference.

Players Award – Abigail Manning '16 Coaches MVP Award – Alayah Hightower '16

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Players Award – Darius Hannah '16 Coaches MVP Award – Adam Needle '16

The FIELD HOCKEY team finished a strong season with a 6-9 record. This season, Severn scored 25 goals and gave up 29 goals; showing how close most of the games were this year. For post season recognition, Rachel Sindler '17 was selected to the IAAM A Conference Team and Hannah Maisano '16 represented Severn in the Maryland Coaches Association senior game.

The GIRLS TENNIS team had a successful 2015 season finishing with a 9-3 record. Overall, the team finished the season with one of the top finishes in program history, and best overall record in the A Division of the IAAM league. A highlight of the season included a win against Archbishop Spalding in the IAAM playoff quarter finals first round. The team went on to beat McDonogh 3-2, and then took a loss against the undefeated Bryn Mawr team in the finals. As a result of our success the following players were named to the all conference team. Addie Hinton '16 for first singles, Priya Lakhanpal '17 and Anna Mann '17 for first doubles, and Audrey Cortes '16 and Christen Morrell '17 for second doubles.

Players Award – Olivia Burchfield '16

Players Award – Audrey Cortes '16

Coaches MVP Award – Rachel Sindler '17

Coaches MVP Award – Addie Hinton '16 (fourth year recognized with this award)


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HAPPY NEW YEAR ALUMNI! Greetings, I hope this issue of The Bridge finds you happy and healthy in 2016. The ribbon cutting of the new Teel Academic Center started the school year off with a bang and the energy on campus is like nothing I have seen before. I hope this issue gives you an inside view of all the wonderful things happening within the Severn School community. From students to alumni, this issue will have stories of successes in the classroom and athletic field, and wonderful family and career updates in the alumni class notes section. Just as the energy is high on campus, I hope we can have that same energy as an alumni base. There are always ways to stay involved as a Severn alumnus/a! Join EverTrue, visit campus, send in a class note, make a gift to the Severn Annual Fund, join us at a regional Alumni reception, or come to Alumni Weekend May 20-22! I know that 2016 will be a great year and I look forward to sharing it with the Severn community. Go Admirals!

Tyler Larkin '03 Director, Alumni Relations t.larkin@severnschool.com 410.647.7701 ext 2262

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ARE YOU A SEVERN LEGACY? We're proud of the many families with generations of Severn graduates. In the next issue of The Bridge, we will print the photos we receive of Severn legacy families. Families with alumni grandparents, parents, recent graduates, and current students are welcome to show off your Severn pride and send in a group photo. This a long-standing tradition so don't miss your chance! Please submit a high-quality JPG group photo by April 4, 2016 to info@severnschool.com, or contact us with any questions.


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Introducing the Severn Alumni App for iPhone and Android, a new and easy way for alumni to stay connected! The mobile app provides secure access to features such as an alumni directory, nearby map, information from LinkedIn and Facebook, and social media streams. The entire app is accessible exclusively by fellow Severn School alumni through the use of your email address on record with the school.

FOUR EASY STEPS TO GET STARTED! 1. Search for Evertrue on the Apple app store or Google Play store. 2. Once downloaded and opened, search for Severn School. 3. Sign in with your email and password or authenticate with Linkedin. 4. Confirm your account through the confirmation email. 22

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IN MEMORIAM ALUMNI 1933

John Barbour 1/1/2015 (see obituary on page 25) 1940

Fred Harwood 8/9/2014 (see obituary on page 25) 1941

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Jeffrey Spencer 10/18/2014 1986

Kevin Korb 10/31/2015 (see obituary on page 29) 1989

Pauline “Paula” Armes 9/28/2015

Frank Curren Jr. 10/8/2015 (see obituary on page 25)

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William Barr 8/10/2014 (see obituary on page 25) 1948

Daniel Gichner 10/24/2014 (see obituary on page 25) 1951

Stephen Cunniff 6/26/2015 (see obituary on page 27) Simon “Penny” Fullinwider Jr. 11/12/2015 (see obituary on page 27) 1958

Buddy Beardmore 1/20/2016

Jeff Heinbuch 1/7/2015

Shirl Akers Grandfather of Madison Akers '17 Joyce Benson Mother of Jay Benson '68 Ruth Burns Mother of Bruce Burns '61; Grandmother of Darren Burns '82 and Drew Burns '88; Great-grandmother of Callie Burns '14 and Duffy Burns '17 Francis Codd, M.D. Father of Tom Codd '72, Nick Codd '69, and Pat Codd '70; Grandfather of Caitlin Codd '04 Margaret “Peggy” Gellert Mother of Bill Gellert '78

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Harold Gilhool Grandfather of Grace Collins '19 and Kieran Collins '22

David DeGrange 8/12/2014 (see obituary on page 28)

Ken Hamman Grandfather of Robert White '22

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Robert “Bob” Johns Former faculty member 1939-1941 Ruth Kamen Grandmother of Nate Taylor '11 Alcie Keen Mother of former faculty member Linda Bourdelaise; Grandmother of Chase Bourdelaise '04, Tara Bourdelaise Hantske '01, and Neil Bourdelaise '98 Eleanor “Ellie” Leikin '17 Sister of Jordan Leikin '15 Richard “Dick” Louck Former faculty member; Father of Brant Louck '88 Joseph Schiavone Grandfather of Cameron Mang '20 Elizabeth “Betsy” Sixbey Grandmother of Christopher Sixbey '22 and Holland Sixbey '25 Iris “Holly” Skinner Mother of Morgan Skinner '19 Sandy Smith Grandmother of Austin Smith '16, Olivia Smith '18 Paul F. Summers Jr. Grandfather of PJ Summers '23 and Caroline Summers '19 Peder Garske Father of Andrew Garske '13 and Jonathan Garske '15


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1933 I N M E M O R I A M John Barbour passed away on January 1, 2015. John was the beloved son of the late Ellen M. and John Kent Barbour, Sr., dear friend of Asha Melichar of Cockeysville, Md., and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Schulze of Monkton, Md. 1940 I N M E M O R I A M Frederic Holmes Harwood, 93, of Connecticut, husband of the late Martha Harwood, died Saturday, August 9, 2014 at his home. Fred lived in Middletown, Conn. most of his life and also lived in Stratford, Conn. and St. Petersburg, Fla. He was a member of South Congregational Church and was employed by Chesebrough Ponds for 30 years. He was a member of the Clinton Rotary Club, the Delta Tau Delta at Wesleyan University and was an avid sailor. Fred is survived by two sons, a stepson, a daughter, two stepdaughters, 15 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. REUNION YEAR! 1941 I N M E M O R I A M Francis Henry Curren Jr. passed away on October 8, 2015 in the comfort of his Jamestown, Rhode Island, home, with his family and caregivers by his side. He was born January 14, 1923 in Providence, RI. Fran graduated from Cranston High School in 1940, attended Severn post-grad, and went on to the Naval Academy, graduating early for the end of World War II, in 1945. He was sent to the USS Nevada, for the remainder of the war, after completing a course in aviation indoctrination and was transferred to the USS Wilkes-Barre until his retirement in 1947. Fran was called to service for the Korean War, serving on the USS Midway. He received the highest compliments from his superior officers, who often called him "quiet" and "capable." He retired as a Lieutenant from the Navy in 1953, discharged with honors. In 1950, he married Meriel Redfern and together had six children, 14 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Fran was the former

chief executive officer of Pease & Curren Inc., a precious metals refinery, his father founded in 1916 with the late Charles Pease. Today, Pease & Curren is a successful company and one of the oldest refineries in Rhode Island. Fran attended the Harvard Business School's small company management program, in the 1970's. He served on boards of the Jewelers Board of Trade, the International Precious Metals Institute, and the Manufacturing Jewelers and Silversmiths of America. Fran was also on the board of St. Elizabeth's Home, the Cranston YMCA, the Van Liew Trust, the Rhode Island Council of the Navy League, Providence Public Library, and was an active Rotarian. He co-founded the Pawtuxet Edgewood Preservation Society and was the past president of the Buttonwood Fire District. He was honored with the Paul Harris Outstanding Rotarian Award and the Big Brothers of Rhode Island Humanitarian Award. Fran was known by all for his love of ships and his talent as a yachtsman. He sailed his beloved Pamir to victory in the Newport to Bermuda race, in 1984, and was awarded the St. David Head Lighthouse Trophy. He loved to take his grandchildren sailing. Fran watched the ships in the bay, with joy and longing, until his last days. He was a member of the New York Yacht Club, the Conanicut Yacht Club, and a supporter of the Yachting Museum of Newport.

1944 I N M E M O R I A M William H. Barr died August 10, 2014 in Hingham, Mass. Bill was born in Bronxville, NY, the child of Eva and James Barr. He grew up in a relatively rustic setting during the depression, and obtained a bachelor degree in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1950, coincident with his service in the US Navy. He received an honorable discharge and married his beloved wife Norma Helen Stamp in Tuckahoe, NY during that eventful year. Bill grew impatient working for others, striking out on his own, setting up Barr Engineering in the Hingham shipyards. After years of consulting and electric engineering work at a number of locations, he set the Universal Tipping Company, a company that continues to function. Bill's life was punctuated by work and devotion to his family. Bill is survived by two sons, a daughter, and two grandchildren. 1948 I N M E M O R I A M Daniel W. Gichner passed away October 24, 2014 in Rockville, Md. Dan was a beloved husband, father, and grandfather. He earned a B.S.M.E. at Lafayette College in 1952 and was a long-time member of the Lafayette College Marquis Society. After serving in the U.S. Navy, Dan worked as a mechanical

(L-R) Francis H. Curren Jr '41; Bill Barr '44; Stephen Cunniff '51

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REMEMBERING BUDDY BEARDMORE '58 Husband of former faculty member Phyllis Beardmore; father of Jim Beardmore '82, Steve Beardmore '83, Susie Beardmore Morris '85; grandfather of Clayton '10, Hunter '12, Logan '13, Parker '16, and Reegan '18; and brother of Paul Beardmore '72 and David Beardmore '63 (deceased). Clayton "Buddy" Beardmore '58, a lifetime resident of Severna Park, died peacefully at home on January 20, 2016, after fighting a heroic 23-year battle with Parkinson's Disease. Bud was born in Baltimore on October 26, 1939, to the late Clayton and Margaret Beardmore. He is pre-deceased by his brother, David, and his sister, Joan Fairhurst. He is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 53 years, Phyllis Balzer Beardmore, along with the rest of his loving family: son James, his son Stephen and wife Stephanie, daughter Susie and husband Jim, and his grandson Clayton and seven granddaughters Hunter, Logan, Parker, Reegan, Kori, Lucy, and Liza. Bud attended Annapolis High School where he lettered as the captain of both the football and lacrosse teams. He also excelled in swimming for the Linstead community and was proud of his many medals. At Severn School in 1958, he lettered in both football and lacrosse while achieving all-state honors in both and receiving the C. Markland Athletic Service Award for outstanding leadership and sportsmanship. Bud continued to amass accomplishments in lacrosse 26

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at the University of Maryland, where he achieved three-time All-American honors. He set the school record as a midfielder with 108 career points and was co-captain of the North-South AllStar Game, scoring four goals to lead his team to a victory. While at the University of Maryland, Bud was also an active member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. After graduation, he continued playing his beloved game of lacrosse with the University Club, winning the National Club Championship in 1963. Bud taught and coached at Severn School for several years where he achieved a 19-3 record, winning the school its first MSA championship since 1929. In 1967, he continued his coaching career at Hobart College, winning the Laurie Cox Division Championship. The following year he became the head coach at the University of Virginia and in 1969 his team captured the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship. In 1970, Bud returned to his beloved alma mater where he achieved a 107-31 winloss record during his tenure, leading his team to both the 1973 and 1975 NCAA championships. After his first title, Bud

was awarded the F. Morris Touchstone Award as the Division I Coach of the Year. The next year, Bud was selected as the head coach for the United States Lacrosse Team for the World Cup in Australia, winning all their games. That same year he was also the coach of the Maryland Arrows of the National Lacrosse League. He later coached the Washington Waves in 1987. Bud was inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1980, Severn's Hall of Fame in 1981, Anne Arundel's in 1982, and, most recently, Phi Delta Theta's. He was also a faithful member of Woods Presbyterian Church for 65 years, serving as head usher. After his retirement, Bud continued to help promote the sport he loved by volunteering his time to coach Severn School's Middle School lacrosse team as well as Severna Park High School's team, with his sons, Steve and Jim, by his side. Most of all, Bud loved boating on the Severn River, spending time in Ocean City with his friends and family, watching his grandchildren's sporting events, and listening to Elvis Presley gospel music. Even more, Bud's largest legacy, aside from his family, is the impact he had on hundreds of young men. Along with teaching the finer points of lacrosse, Bud molded these young boys into great men, teaching them to be better teammates, husbands and fathers. Many players over the years learned to live by motto: "BE THE BEST."


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(L-R) Simon "Penny” Fullinwider '51; Brent Taylor '54 visited the Boone House; Class of '59 Lunch Bunch (L-R) Lehr Jackson, Monty Baker, Don Trumpy, Jack Norris, Bob Pearson, Bill Roesler, Merritt Vaughn, Norman "Bat" Masterson, John Leimkuhler, and Bruce Burns

engineer with his father at "Gichner" for many years, and owned the business until retiring. Dan was a member of Kiwanas for 10 years. Over the last 30 years, Dan and his wife, Sonny, traveled extensively. He painted landscapes and people they visited. Ushering at local theatres, Strathmore Center for the Arts, and volunteering at the Washington Animal Rescue League were other retirement interests. REUNION YEAR!

1951 I N M E M O R I A M Stephen James Cunniff, 83, of Hilton Head Island, passed away on June 26, 2015 after a brief illness. Stephen was born in Holyoke, Mass. on October 28, 1931, son of Rear Admiral James Francis Cunniff, and Helen Mary (Lawrence) Cunniff. He attended the U.S. Naval Academy, and graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he received a bachelor's degree in business administration. He worked as a top regional sales manager in the paperboard industry for 32 years, retiring from International Paper. Steve was an avid golfer, and sports enthusiast, with a special passion for lacrosse, which he played in college. He was one of the founding members and president of the Wilton Lacrosse Assn., and president of the Wilton Little League, both in Wilton, Conn. He enjoyed music and travel. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, and

the American Legion, and an active member of St. Francis Catholic Church in Hilton Head, serving as an usher. He was a member of the Dolphin Head Golf Club. Steve is survived by his wife, four children and several grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. I N M E M O R I A M Simon "Penny” Fullinwider Phd, first company, passed away on November 12, 2015, in New Bern, NC. We honor the life and memory of our classmate and friend. Si served on active duty for four years after graduation including a tour as Chief Engineer of a destroyer. His father, Simon P. Fullinwider, graduated USNA in 1894 and received the Navy Distinguished Service Medal for action during WWI. During his full life Si earned a PhD and a law degree, taught history and published several books on the history of ideas. 1954 Jeff Taylor wrote in, “My dad, Brent Taylor, and I really enjoyed our recent visit to campus. We had a great weekend in Annapolis and at the Army/Navy game but going by Severn was really special for him. Thanks for being so receptive to him. Also, my senior year roommate at Hampden-Sydney was Severn grad, Darren Burns '82. I wish you the best.”

1959 John Leimkuhler writes on October 28, “Ten of us had lunch at Mike's Crab House, in Annapolis recently. Many laughs and much good conversation over a couple hours! Some of the talk was Lehr Jackson telling us of his possible next career as a movie producer. He is putting together a potential movie on his Marine air unit in Viet Nam who flew missions at night and surged by day. For details, check out his web site: How To Sell A War at prisonerinparadise.com. While there, Dick Purdy (retired Naval Academy swimming coach) stopped by to explain he could not eat with us because he was having lunch with his 102-year young mother: Dick plans to join next time. As a follow-up to our late October guys lunch, Don and Carol Trumpy organized the third annual “1959 Couples Christmas Cocktails and Dinner.” Meeting on December 9 at Deep Creek Restaurant were Carol and Monty Baker, Pam and Tom Dawson, Roberta and myself, Joyce and Norm Masterson, Kathy and Jim Mylander, MaryAnn and Jack Norris, Kate and Bob Pearson, Joyce and Bill Roesler, and Carol and Don Trumpy. A festive time was had by all and we plan to do it again next year! 59'ers and members of other near by classes are always welcome to join us! If you wish to get on our email list, contact Monty Baker (capmity@aol.com).”

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ALUMNI PROFILE: TED WALKER '50 BY MARY KERNAN SALSICH

recently met with Rear Admiral Edward "Ted" Walker '50 and asked him why he supports Severn so consistently and generously. Ted gives an annual gift to the Severn Annual Fund to support our faculty and also is a member of the Severn 1914 Society, having named Severn in his estate plans. The conversation we had was a lovely walk down memory lane. The son of a naval officer, Ted moved constantly during his youth — approximately 10-12 schools before coming to Severn in the fall of 1948 for his junior and senior year. "Thank goodness I came to Severn," recalled Ted. "Severn gave me the foundation for the Naval Academy and my Navy career. Severn taught me study

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habits and gave me a solid foundation in both science and the arts. Really, it was the wonderful professors, Stone, Lindsay, Teel, and Kesmodel, to name a few. Mr. Hill, who lived over the Dining Hall — survived my chemistry efforts. In fact, I didn't know if I was going to receive my diploma until my re-exam had been graded. Of course, my adventures with all of my mates and friends, who formed my family tree of childhood memories. Hargrave, Healy, Jones, Gilmore, Pirie...The day started and ended with the group of us, a bunch of dayhops, who all lived on the Naval Academy rounds. We would cram into my jalopy, a 1931 Club Coupe that I had bought for $75. My years at Severn were the focal point of growing up." What started in 1948 still continues. Although RADM Walker and his lovely wife, Carol Ann, traveled the world for 34 years while deployed with the Navy, they returned to the area and settled in Alexandria, Va. Ted visits

Severn often, and continues to meet with classmates at Navy games and events. Who he met and what he learned at Severn in 1948-1950 has served him well. "I am grateful. That is why I support Severn."

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1964 I N M E M O R I A M David E. DeGrange, 69, of Glen Burnie, Md. passed away at his residence on August 12, 2014. David was born on December 31, 1944. David's faith and love of his family was very strong. He enjoyed music, traveling, woodworking, gardening and storytelling. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, a son, granddaughters, siblings, and many nieces and nephews. 1965 Robert Nolan wrote in, “The summer between our junior and senior year at Severn, Bill Ewell and I drove across country and when we hit California, we knew we had found the 'promised land.' After college and five years teaching high school, I returned to California to attend Stanford and have resided here ever since. My wife and I are now retired and living in Sausalito. Severn classmates, please visit! I am very lucky to have had a series of exciting jobs: education (teaching, school administration, school design), technology (national and international computer training partnerships with Intel, Microsoft, Gates Foundation, Hewlett-Packard), and foundation administration. I look back on my Severn education, experiences, and friendships with great fondness and appreciation.”

1977 A big congratulations to Sandy Barbour! Forbes recently placed Sandy as #11 in the list of The Most Powerful Women In Sports. Sandy Barbour is the current athletic director at Penn State University. Prior to her current position at Penn State, she was the Athletic Director of the University of California, Berkeley. Read the full article on forbes.com. Erich Smith recently got in touch to say "Aloha!" He is currently working as general manager of Hilton Waikiki Beach, and is looking forward to the class reunion in 2017. 1978 Rick Mathieu has been appointed dean of the McColl School of Business at Queens University of Charlotte. Congratulations, Rick! Steve Schuh was honored for his work as the Anne Arundel County Executive by being nominated as a 2016 Person to Watch in Anne Arundel County. ION YEAR!

REUN 1986 I N M E M O R I A M Kevin Duane Korb passed away suddenly on October 31, 2015 at Anne Arundel Medical Center. Kevin grew up in the Glen Burnie and Severna Park area. After graduating from Severn School he attended Colorado State University. When he returned

to Maryland he was employed by Macy's where he met Debbie Davis, whom he married. After starting their family in Crofton, Kevin became the General Manager for Maryland Baseball Telemarketing, handling the Bowie Baysox, Delmarva Shorebirds, and Frederick Keys. The family moved to Kent Island in 2001. Kevin was an omnipresent coach and leader in the local youth sports community. He began coaching for the Chesapeake Bay Piranhas football organization, as well as Kent Island Little League, Kent Island high school JV and varsity baseball teams. Along with his friend Andy Moore, he started Impact Developmental Baseball located in Stevensville where Kevin coached and mentored young men with passion, hard work, respect, and selflessness through the game of baseball. Kevin always found his place giving back to the community. He worked as an announcer and scorekeeper at Kent Island High School for multiple sports such as basketball, baseball, soccer and field hockey. He was also a local fun-loving event DJ and brought joy and laughter to all that met him. 1987 Jamie McNealey was named Severn School's interim boys' head lacrosse coach. This follows the earlier announcement that Brian Wood was stepping down as head coach after eight years, to spend more time with his family. "I'm

(L-R) Sandy Barbour '77; Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh '78; Kevin Korb '86; Jamie McNealy '87, interim boys lacrosse coach

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excited to have the opportunity to mentor student-athletes in the lacrosse program to keep building upon their solid fundamentals," commented McNealey. "To compete in the most competitive scholastic conference nationally means we have a lot of hard work to do to be prepared for the rapidly approaching spring season. To get better each time out together will be the key to unlocking our potential." After graduating Severn in 1987 as a two-sport AllCounty athlete, Jamie McNealey attended Johns Hopkins University where he was a 4-year letter winner and earned the W. Taylor Cook Memorial Award for strength of character and positive influence as a senior upon graduation.

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He was an assistant coach at Hopkins from 1992-1994. Jamie went on to coach lacrosse at St. Mary's High School in Annapolis from '94 to '98 helping them to an MIAA A 16-0 overall record and national #1 ranking. He returned home to his maroon and white origins when he became the head coach at Severn in 1999, staying until 2003. Nealey led the Admirals to the 2001 semi-finals as the Admirals earned a National Top 20 ranking and a coveted spot in the MIAA A playoffs three consecutive years, a program first. In 2010, Jamie McNealey was tabbed as the head defensive coordinator of the Chesapeake Bayhawks, and under owner/ head coach Brendan Kelly and assistant John

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Lamon, helped capture the Steinfeld Cup as Major League Lacrosse Champions. Over the past decade, McNealey has been the president/ executive director for the National College Lacrosse League. A member of the 2006 Severn School Athletic Hall of Fame, McNealey mentored 33 Division I bound and 18 Division III bound student-athletes during his previous five-year tenure. 1992 Erik Michelsen was honored in the Capital Gazette (Annapolis) as a 2016 Person to Watch for his work with Anne Arundel County's Watershed Protection and Restoration program.

BY AMY STEHL BAUER '90

“No one is more cherished in this world than someone who lightens the burden of another.” — Anonymous In early 2015, I found myself out of a job. While I was confident in my skillset and the fact that I would find a new opportunity, my family and I needed to tighten our budget until that opportunity came along. The first step—putting all charitable donations on hold. It was with disappointment, uncertainty, and even a little embarrassment, that I emailed Mary Kernan Salsich, Severn's director of annual and planned giving, to explain my situation and the need to stop my monthly donation to Severn School. Mary responded almost immediately with understanding, concern, and an offer to help me navigate my way down a new career path. Within a week, I found myself in a brainstorming session at the Boone House with Mary and alumni relations director, Tyler Larkin '03. I left that meeting with networking tools, excitement about the possibilities ahead of me, and reminded of how important the Severn connection is in my life.

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As current students and recent graduates, you have a very valuable resource in Severn School. As a student, I did not quite understand the power of that Severn network. I now realize that I am the beneficiary of the blessings of friends, family, and future that Severn provides. If you tap into that resource and dedicate time to nurturing it, you too will see great benefits. The relationships formed at Severn School will last you a lifetime. Given today's business and personal social media applications, there is no excuse for letting that network lapse. Maintain it, build it, and use it. Join Severn's LinkedIn page, “friend” former classmates or teammates on Facebook, request informational interviews with parents or alumni working in a field of interest, reach out to alumni about the undergraduate or graduate programs they attended, and participate in alumni events. Never be too embarrassed to ask for or accept help. The Severn network, that was

an amazing support system in a time of loss and celebrated my life's major milestones, now adds provided assistance throughout my job search to the list. Do not discount the possibility that the Severn community may be able to help at any stage in your life. Remember to thank the people who helped you. When you recognize the time and energy that people invest in you, they will be motivated to help the next Severn connection that calls. Finally, commit to repaying the kindness that you were shown. That repayment can be a monetary donation, offering to be a mentor, passing along a resume, or acting as a college or job reference. Thank you Mary, Tyler, and every member of the Severn community who helped me over the past year. Each of you lightened my load, and for that I am incredibly grateful.


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1996 Glenn Davis wrote in, “This group (pictured below) has been making a tradition over the past couple years to get together for the big Army/Navy game. My dad and I are both USNA graduates, Class of 1967 and Class of 2000, respectively, so the game is extra special for us. With Navy's current 14-year winning streak, this group has never seen a loss! We all are looking forward to the Class of 1996 reunion this year. All the best.” Kate Graw Lamond welcomed a son, Angus Lamond V, “Finn” (slang for 5!). Congrats! 2000 Severn Alumni and Admirals, Ginny Chacos '00, Lauren Benner '06 and Josie Owens '08 played together on the San Diego women's lacrosse team in the 25th Annual Hawaii Lacrosse Invitational. They went on to win the women's division.

Tom Baxter Denny is working at New Relic, a software company in San Francisco that had a successful IPO in December 2014. He is vice president of online marketing and operations. He lives with his wife Sarah in the Alamo Square neighborhood of the city. Doug Mayer married Allison Skipper on September 19, 2015, in Charleston, S.C. The couple met while Doug was living in Columbia, S.C., and working for Governor Nikki Haley. Doug is now working for Maryland Governor Larry Hogan as his director of communications. REUNION YEAR!

2001 Brian Kelly reports, “I just wanted to say hello from a fellow classmate from Class of 2001! I always enjoy reading The Bridge and its class notes since my graduation day. It's nice to know what's going on with lives of my former classmates at Severn. I am currently working

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for Lockheed Martin as a software engineer in Herndon, Virginia, while living in a nice lake front home in Reston. I am enjoying doing the low level hardware/software engineering work in the cyber security field. It was really nice to see a lot of Severn alumni at various events in Maryland this past year, especially at the Governor Hogan's Victory Party last November as well as the Alumni meeting earlier this year. I am truly looking forward to meeting Severn Alumni at any future events. Feel free to drop me a line when you are around!” 2002 JP McDermott and Claire Sweeney were married on October 3, 2015 at Summitt Country Day in Cincinnati, Ohio. Many Severn friends and family were in attendance to enjoy the day.

(Top Row) Erik Michelsen '92; Army Navy Game Photo: (Front L-R) Brett Schelenski '92, Amanda McQuigg, Kelly Gargagliano, Cindi Sawyer (Back L-R): Mike Sawyer '96, Mike McQuigg, Joe Gargagliano '97, Caroline Davis, Glenn Davis '96, Captain Dave Davis; (Bottom Row) Ginny Chacos '00, Lauren Benner '06, and Josie Owens '08; Doug Mayer '00 and Allison Skipper

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(Top Row L-R) JP McDermott '02 and Claire Sweeney; Annie Salsich '03 and Tommy Griffin; Sarah Benton '04 and Michael Dembert; (Bottom Row L-R) Amanda Jones Barron '03 with son, George; Leah and Ben Staines '03 with daughter, Evelyn; Keenan O'Meara '05

2003 Amanda Jones Barron welcomed baby boy,

2004 Sarah Benton married Michael Dembert on

George Rowe Barron, on September 30, 2015. Congrats!

November 7, at the Governor Calvert House in Annapolis. Severn attendees included the Maid of Honor Emily Benton '07, Regan Bosch, '04, Sarah Keihne '04 and Dana Rashidi-Schieffer '04.

Annie Salsich married Tommy Griffin in Charleston, S.C. December 5, 2015. The wedding party included Julia Salsich '01, Amanda Jones Barron '03, Joe Salsich '00 and Will Brogan '03. Ben Staines, and his wife, Lea, welcomed their first child, Evelyn Scott Staines, to the world on December 18, 2015.

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Regan Bosch moved back to the east coast last spring. Regan recently got engaged to longtime boyfriend Colin Checcio. They live with their two dogs, Peach and Corona, in Logan Circle. Regan is currently working as a UX Strategist at CSRA on government software projects. 

Caitlin McCleary Horn, Ben Horn, and big sister Kendall, welcomed a baby girl to the family, Parker Gloria Horn. 2005 Watch for Keenan O'Meara on this year's Grammy Awards! Kevin sings a duet, Wonderful with Lianne La Havas on a track of her album, Blood. The album has been nominated for a Grammy in the Urban Contemporary Album category.


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2006 LCDR Kevin Hays and Laurie Hays (Severn faculty member 1999-2001) and Severn alumni Rick '77 and Kathryn Eldridge Kuethe '81, announce the engagement of their children Kelly Hays and Sam Kuethe. Sam and Kelly met at Severn their freshmen year and stayed great friends through high school and college. They began dating in 2014 and were engaged in February 2015 — Sam proposed while watching Star Wars! The couple will be married in November 2016. Congratulations to Katie Bates Hall who recently graduated law school at University of Maryland and passed the bar exam this fall.

Bravo, Chris Hughes! Revolution Growth, the D.C.-based venture capital firm co-founded by Steve Case, Ted Leonsis and Donn Davis, announced that it is welcoming four new vice presidents, including Chris. Chris joins the firm from the Boston Consulting Group where he was a project leader in the consumer and retail practice. His client work focused on a variety of topics including growth strategy, M&A advisory, and sales and marketing effectiveness. He began his career as an analyst in the equity capital markets division of Lazard Freres & Co in New York City. Chris received a bachelors of science in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and also studied at University College in London.

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Kate McLain moved to Abu Dhabi in March for her job with Edelman Public Relations, where she has been working for four years in Washington, DC. On Veterans Day, November 11, Maggie Morton (Severn '06/USNA '10) and Lt. Nicholas Jackson USNA '09, visited Severn to speak to the Upper School. The title of their presentation was "Character Does Matter," which is a program associated with The Travis Manion Foundation set up by the Manions to honor their son, a graduate of USNA and killed in action in Iraq several years ago. After graduation from Severn, LT Maggie Morton continued on to commission from the United States Naval Academy in 2010. She followed in the footsteps of her grandfather, Thomas H. Morton, Severn '29 and USNA '33. She also played for the first women's varsity lacrosse team at USNA. Following graduation, her first duty station was on the guided missile destroyer, USS Mustin (DDG 89) based in Yokosuka, Japan. In 2013, she transferred to USS Cape St. George, a guided missile cruiser based in San Diego, Calif. She served as the ship's Navigator for a deployment to the Western Pacific. Last year, Maggie moved back in the area to Washington, DC, to work at the Office of Naval Intelligence.

(Top Row) Tommy '06 and Shantell Pitts with their son, Burton; Faculty members Phil Lenham and Renie Sotiropoulos with Maggie Morton '06; (Bottom Row) Kelly Hays '06 and Sam Kuethe '06; Severn Alumni at the Gabe Corder '09 and Leah Cramer '10 wedding (Clockwise front row) Raven Owens '10, Aura Payne '10, Gabe Corder '09, Leah Corder '10, Adam Cohen '09, Becca Corder '11, Beau Wood '10, Kelley Merryman '10 Back Row: Bree Payne '07, Noah Pyles '09, Adam Corder '14, Brad Kennedy '09 WINTER 2016

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Tommy Pitts and wife, Shantell, welcomed the birth of their first son, Burton, in April 2015. Margaret Reid recently got engaged to Gibbs Fogarty. They are currently working and living in Washington, DC., and plan to be married in the Annapolis area next year. Sunni Ray moved to Nashville, Tenn. this fall to pursue her passion for music, where she is senior vice president of artist relations for Harmon Music Management. 2007 Congratulations to Samantha Goldman on her December engagement to Dr. Daniel Lax of East Brunswick, New Jersey. Samantha and Daniel met as undergraduates while studying at Syracuse University. They are currently living in New York City.

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A 2015 All-Big South First Team selection, Foard ranked second in the Big South in points per game (4.71), goals per game (3.43) and was seventh in assists per game (1.29) during the 2015 campaign. She led the Panthers in points (50), goals (31) and assists (19) and she posted at least two goals in 10 games and three or more points in eight contests. She also picked up 23 ground balls last season. Foard's 12 points vs. Presbyterian on April 6 marked the top scoring effort of any player in the nation in 2015. Allie enters the 2016 campaign fifth on the HPU alltime assists list (30) and ninth on the all-time points ledger (85). She also is 10th all-time in goals scored (55). 2013 Maddie Zuschnitt was recognized for academic excellence at Lafayette College's All-College Honors Convocation. Zuschnitt received the Rev. J. W. and R.S. Porter Bible Prize, awarded

annually to students judged by the Department of Religious Studies to have demonstrated high proficiency in the study of religion, based upon work done in their first and second years. Young alums, Tori Graw '13 (UMD), Cortney Mathis '14 (Tufts), Anne McGarvey '13 (Hamilton), Lexi Kierstead '14 (George Washington), Conner Killham '14 (Georgia Tech), and Christian Wheeler '13 (Hendrix), came back to campus this winter to talk with seniors about Greek life, balancing school and social time, and many other aspects of college. 2015 Congratulations to Jeffrey Carr for his placement on UMBC's second team for the 2015 Pan American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship hosted by Oberlin College in Cleveland, Ohio, December 27-30.

2009 Gabe Corder and Leah Cranmer '10 who began dating at Severn in 2009, were blissfully wed in Severna Park on October 10, 2015. Gabe is studying to earn his doctor of physical therapy degree at University of Maryland, Baltimore and Leah is working at as a personal care tech at Howard County General Hospital and will be applying to physician assistant school soon! Congratulations to Craig Phelan who recently graduated from pilot training school. Beau Wood was drafted in the 2016 MLL draft by the Boston Cannon's in the fifth round as the 42nd overall pick. 2012 High Point University senior attack Allie Foard was named the Big South preseason Player of the Year by Inside Lacrosse magazine.

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(Top Row) Craig Phelan '09; Young alumni visit Severn (L-R) Christian Wheeler '13, Cortney Mathis '14, Tori Graw '13, Anne McGarvey '13, Lexi Kierstead '14, and Conner Killham '14; Allie Foard '12; On January 4, Severn alumni competed in the 7th Annual Alumni Basketball game. The game ended with an overtime victory by the “even” class year team.


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CLASS SECRETARIES

IF YOUR CLASS IS NOT LISTED, YOU DO NOT HAVE A CLASS SECRETARY! PLEASE CONTACT TYLER LARKIN AT T.LARKIN@SEVERNSCHOOL.COM IF YOU ARE INTERESTED.

1946 Dick McLean t.larkin@severnschool.com

1982 Tracy Tischer tctischer@gmail.com

1947 Buzz Hall blairhall@aol.com

1983 Molly Moore Green 2003 Laura Lutkefedder m.green@severnschool.com llutkefedder@gmail.com

1948 Bill Fisher 1984 Susan Tyndall Leonard wgf50929@yahoo.com susanleonard1921@mac.com

2002 Kristi Jobson kristi.jobson@gmail.com

2004 Jen Presswood jennpresswood@gmail.com

1952 Nick Goldsborough 1985 Julie Greer Katcef ngoldsborough2@verizon.net juliekatcef@verizon.net 1954 Jack Kelly jmkell33@verizon.net

2005 Janessa Del Sesto DiMenna janessadimenna@gmail.com 1986 Sara Tabasi Toomey Tyler Williams charleysangels@verizon.net tylerwilliams0@gmail.com

1958 John Eller johnceller@aol.com

1987 Penny Leatherwood Kennedy penny.kennedy@gmail.com

2006 Courtney Dunn ctd231@gmail.com

1959 John Leimkuhler jwleimkuhler@verizon.net

1988 Drew Burns dburns@pcmservices.com

2007 Graham Ellison ellisogc@eckerd.edu

1962 Robert Kesmodel rkesmodel@gmail.com

1989 Holly Hodson holly@hollyhodson.com

Samantha Goldman goldman.sg@gmail.com

1965 Sandy Clark sandyclark@yahoo.com

1990 Blairlee Meade Owens blairleeowens@me.com

2008 Steve Sexauer stephen.b.sexauer@gmail.com

1966 Richard Templeton templetonrk@gmail.com

1991 Heather Clark Piskorowski heatherpisko@gmail.com

Annie Weber acw5133@gmail.com

1968 Shannon McDowell shannonmcd49@verizon.net

Matt Sarro Katie Dickerson mattsarro@gmail.com kdickerson22@gmail.com

1969 Nick Codd nickcodd@verizon.net

1992 Jennifer Molesevich 2009 Justin Kiehne jennpm1@msn.com kiehnej@dickinson.edu

1971 Kurt Kuhn kwkuhn1@verizon.net

1993 Dave Sobel 2010 Mackenzie Carroll dave@evolvetech.com carrom10@highpoint.edu

1972 John Norton john@deClarity.com

1994 Mike Calabrese calabrese_michael@hotmail.com

2011 Beanie Antonini beanslacrosse@hotmail.com

1973 Bona Hurst-Ellis rellis@msn.com

1995 Darcy Watt Gurganous drwatt21@hotmail.com

Katlyn Flynn katlynivy@yahoo.com

1974 Gary Zorn gzorn@cpsgumpert.com

1996 Erika Huebner Rollins erika@designstudio13.com

2012 Kaya Gordon kagg.12@gmail.com

1976 Catherine Clarke catherineclarke@verizon.net

1997 Gussie Habeck Melendez augustamelendez@gmail.com

Grace Rudder grace.rudder@gmail.com

1977 Pete Pfeiffer peteraspfeiffer@gmail.com

1998 Dan Ericson ericson@gwmail.gwu.edu

2013 Haleigh Bass haleigh.bass@richmond.edu

1979 Kim Corbin Aviles kaviles@csalaw.com

1999 Jen Scott scottj@advisory.com

2014

1981 Stacey Hendricks Manis maniss@comcast.net

2000 Jane Friend jfriend12@gmail.com

2015 Eva Caruso ecaruso@g.clemson.edu

Cole Smith cms17@email.sc.edu

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REMEMBERING LEROY SPARKS '71

Georgelina Sparks accepts the Rolland M. Teel Distinguished Alumni Award; Leroy shown accepting the varsity basketball MVP award from Headmaster Ward and Hank Slanker '49; Family, friends, classmates and previous Distinguished Alumni Award recipients attended a private dinner reception Thursday evening. (L-R) E. Keith Colston and Amber Chavis, Elyse Sparks Jackson with daughter, Natalia, Georgelina Sparks, Lillian Sparks Robinson and Corey Robinson.

Leroy M. Sparks '71 was posthumously recognized

attendance at the special Teel Campus assembly.

with the Rolland M. Teel Distinguished Alumni

“Although I did not have the pleasure of

Award last November. Fellow classmate and

knowing Leroy, it was clear that he was a well

teammate Kurt Kuhn '71 and Mrs. Georgelina

deserving of this honor and recognition,”

Sparks, Leroy’s widow, each eloquently shared Roy’s

observed Headmaster Doug Lagarde. This

passion for life, commitment to his family, and

award, named for the founder of Severn School,

dedication to helping others. Leroy and Georgelina's

is the highest honor the school bestows upon

two daughters, Lillian Sparks Robinson and Elyse

an alumnus/a.

Sparks Jackson, and grandchildren were also in

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