Commencement 2006 Dane Family Field House Summer at SSM Class Notes Reunion
ith a determined will, Young Ah Kim ’06 made it her goal to see an honor board created with the names of all past Wooden Soldiers captains. A similar board had been in place for years outside of Johnson Gymnasium for the past Crack Squad captains. With an empty wall beckoning nearby, Young Ah felt it was time that the Wooden Soldiers also have a board of their own.
She approached Head of School Nick Stoneman and the group’s advisor, Jan Gould-Martin ’75, about the idea. Jan, too, had been a Wooden Soldiers captain and immediately supported the idea. She helped write a letter to all previous Wooden Soldiers on record to help raise the funds needed for the project. The undertaking was a success and the board became a reality when it was unveiled following the final drill of the year on June 1st. Wooden Soldiers captain Young Ah Kim ’06, during her final drill at Shattuck-St. Mary’s, turned over captain responsibilities to Loyvie Johnson ’07 (left).
The new Wooden Soldiers board was unveiled on June 1, 2006. The board is located outside of Johnson Gymnasium.
Our Mission As a school community, Shattuck-St. Mary’s guides young people to be strong in character, mind, body, and spirit for a life of learning and service.
2006 SUMMER ISSUE
Letters to the Editor... We welcome your letters. Please note that letters may be edited for clarity and brevity.
TIMELESS PLAY [Regarding the May 2005 play] It might be of some small interest to know that we put on the same play (The Importance of Being Earnest) as the Commencement play in June 1946. I played Lady Bracknell, since, at that time, Shattuck was an all boys’ school. As I recall it, Mike Bundy played Algernon. Duke Wagner was the Director. - George Scott ’46
I was a member of the class of ’49. When I arrived in 1947, we were the first class that was deprived of the beating and physical abuse by those ahead of us. According to Mr. [Donald] Henning, “What might have been a year of tension, friction, and unhappiness had been, instead, a year of friendliness, philosophical good humor, and fine spirit.” It is apparent that Mr. Henning never got lined up in the latrine in Whipple Hall by the “old boys” and given bloody hell. Yes, the physical abuse ended but the verbal abuse was grim. I suppose it was out of frustration that those who were beaten upon didn’t get to beat upon us in return. Don’t get me wrong. I have never resented for one moment having spent two years at Shattuck. I received an excellent education from some outstanding teachers. My classes in English and German were a foundation upon which I continued to build the rest of my life. I went there to get an education prior to college and I wasn’t disappointed. But I always resented those young gentlemen who were constantly harassing us. In contrast to what Mr. Henning told the seniors, I never did “rejoice in the meaning of the year when you became men.” For me it was the memory of a lot of idiotic behavior by a bunch of pampered teenage bullies. I guess history always looks better in retrospect than it does while it is being made. - Charles B. Clark, M.D., J.D. ’49
About the cover... Since 1870, young women have received a gold cross as part of the School’s Commencement tradition. This continues to be a special part of the closing chapel service each year. Capturing this wonderful image was SSM’s graphic designer and frequent photographer Renée Thompson,
Volume XXX, No. 2
CONTENTS Features Independent Research ..........................10-11 Journey to Another World....................20-21 Summer at SSM ....................................22-23 Scholarships..........................................26-27 Montana Meth Project ..........................38-41 St. Mary’s Hall 140th..................................48 From the Archives......................................49 Alumni News SSM Alumni in Hockey ........................28-29 Abe Coman Trustee Emeritus ....................30 Reunion 2006 .......................................31-37 School News From the Head of School..........................2-3 Spring Play................................................4-5 Hockey Champs........................................6-7 SSM Sports Shorts.....................................8-9 Awards Day ................................................12 Commencement 2006 ..........................13-16 SSM News Notes ........................................17 SSM Parents’ Association ...........................18 Chapel Update ...........................................19 Dane Family Field House Dedication ..24-25 In Memoriam ........................................42-44 Class Notes ...........................................44-47 Managing Editor: Amy Wolf • firstname.lastname@example.org • 507.333.1655 Editor: Julie Jensen•Julie_Jensen@comcast.net Design: Renée Thompson, Peggy Bates Contributing Writers: Tim Daniel, Julie Jensen, David Sanborn, Lonnie Schroeder, Dr. Pasco Avery, T. McKinley, Bob Neslund, Amy Wolf, Jan Gould-Martin ’75 Photography: Peggy Bates, Renée Thompson, Sherry Walkup, Johnnie Walker, David Sanborn, Robin Schroeder Class Notes: Kim Cromer Shattuck-St. Mary’s School community, with its strong commitment to protecting human rights and dignity, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national or ethnic origin in its admissions and scholarship programs, the administration of its educational, athletic, or other school programs, or its employment practices. Shattuck-St. Mary’s School P.O. Box 218 • 1000 Shumway Avenue Faribault, MN 55021 • 888.729.4946 • www.s-sm.org
Our Local Approach to Global Awareness A message from Nick Stoneman, Head of School
arlier this spring while visiting with an alumnus and his wife in the Bay area, we spoke about her job as a project manager for a major technology firm headquartered there. Her five-person team consisted of members from Russia, India, Israel, and, of course, the United States. Each member worked from his or her home country, rarely ever having to travel to meet with other team members. That brief conversation drove home what Thomas Friedman has been telling us for some time. The world is indeed flat!
During a conversation I had not too long ago with the president of Carleton College, we discussed a survey of Fortune 500 CEOs querying them on key qualifications their companies sought in new employees. The answer? Skill with a second language, experience living overseas, and a willingness to live in a foreign country. How does our school, in southern Minnesota, respond to the clear message that our students need to have a well-developed global awareness and a clear comfort level with traditions, cultures and cuisines very different from their own? Clearly, an unequivocal commitment to developing global citizens has to be at the heart of our intentions. From this commitment grows a myriad of programs and opportunities that need to both inform and excite our students about all life has to offer all across the globe. We have a strong base from which to start. We have the good fortune of
campus for a two-week immersion program in October.
having more than 80 students from 14 countries, covering four continents, speaking more than a dozen different languages. Our annual International Day, which commences with the Parade of Flags and the singing of each nation’s national anthem, is a day committed to the recognition and celebration of the wide range of cultures that comprise our community.
• Next summer, we will offer students a chance to go on a 17-day trip to China, which includes a two-day stay with a Chinese family. • This fall, I will make an extended trip to five nations in the Pacific Rim, including our School’s first foray to mainland China.
Current Experiences: Over the last couple of years, this commitment to developing a global orientation has truly taken form: • We have expanded our video conferencing political science class with students from Kelly College in England. This coming year, the class will again be led by Mr. Len Jones, who visited Kelly College this summer. • Entering its third year, the Mandarin language program taught by Dr. Scott Hurley has received keen interest from our students. • We now offer the opportunity each year for as many as four faculty members to travel to Asia where they meet and stay with our SSM families and alumni. The goal is for our faculty to become more fully acquainted with the different environments from which our students come. • Each of our hockey teams continued its international competition this year through travel to either Italy, Canada, or Sweden, and will do so again two years hence to a new set of countries. • Outside speakers who have brought diverse thoughts and perspectives to campus have included Robert Flaten, the former ambassador to Rwanda, and South African Mark Mathabane, the best selling author of Kaffir Boy. • The India Project, started five years ago, has helped establish a health clinic for the needy in Hyderabad. We anticipate a continued commitment to this project.
own initiatives as well. Our families in Korea have formed the Korean Parents’ Association and meet regularly to discuss different ways they can support the School. Several of our students have organized summer trips abroad to visit with classmates and to gain experience living in foreign countries.
Future Plans: As we look ahead, we anticipate continued growth in our international focus. • With the development of our Honors Program and our soccer and figure skating offerings, we have already seen interest from families in Ghana, Brazil, Greece, Nigeria, Mexico, Thailand and Mongolia. • We are exploring the possibility of having 20 students from Thailand on
• This October, SSM will be included as an “Invited School” as part of Aramco’s (Saudi Arabian Oil Company) efforts to connect U.S. boarding schools with its students based in Saudi Arabia. Many alumni living abroad have made generous offers to support our efforts to broaden the international horizons of our students, offers we plan to draw upon in the months ahead. Our School has a great deal to be proud of with its continued move to increase the global awareness and exposure of our students. Consider what our 2006 covaledictorians pointed out in their joint commencement speech: “At the heart of the commencement of the senior class of 2006 is the embracing of diversity. …As we graduate today, may all of us…ultimately shape the world into a place where our differences are appreciated and understood as absolutely necessary to the perpetuation of a wholesome existence.” The world Eric, Shire and all the rest of our students will enter as adults is increasingly borderless. Committing to prepare them for that reality, giving them tools to survive and thrive in Friedman’s “flat world,” helping them realize their potential for excellence and empathy is an exciting task for Shattuck-St. Mary’s School today and will continue to be a vital one in the future.
Beyond initiatives led by the School, students and parents have taken their
â€œThe Spring Playâ€? by T. McKinley, Director
hen I direct a school play, I have only one goal in mind: by opening night, I want the cast to have complete ownership of the entire production. This goes beyond simply knowing what to say and where to stand when they say it. It means that they have mastered their roles; manage all entrances, exits and props; and coordinate as a team to overcome whatever challenges might arise in
the pressure of a performance. This spring, the cast of A Midsummer Night’s Dream exceeded my wildest expectations.
faced wall. Joe Brock ’06 took the tiny role of Snug and made it an epic of dead-on comic stupidity.
Finally, Tyler Ruegsegger ’06, who had promised The play itself is a his mother that he delightful romp. The would try out for the beauty of this particular play in the spring of his production is that it senior year, walked off combined seasoned the hockey rink and members of the intensquarely into a tour-desive Players drama pro- A Midsummer Night’s Cast, Front row, l-r: Mary Kate Flaherty ’07, Cassidy force incarnation of gram with other, lessBrown ’09, Kelsey Sorensen ’11, Robert Daniel ’09, Summer O’Conner ’12, Lysander. His extraordiexperienced actors, Lauren Frankenfield ’06, Middle row: Natasha Hellen ’09, Joe Brock ’06, some of whom hadn’t Henry Carlson ’08, Mr. Mike Todaro, Back row: LaVana Colebrooke ’08, John nary energy and focus, his willingness to push been in a play of any Goeppinger ’07, Chelsey Sand ’07, Jared Anderson ’09, Ann Rothacker ’07, his comfort zone, and sort since lower school. Jenna Frankenfield ’08, Nick Osadchuk ’07, Jesse Stoneman ’07, Tyler his ultimate success in a I was also blessed with Ruegsegger ’06, Luanettee Colebrooke ’06 difficult and kinetic role a conscientious and broke out as Helena; her delivery of typified the efforts of the entire cast. intelligent student director in Luke the line “I am as ugly as a bear!” was Sorensen. As a whole, this cast was a I must also acknowledge my colleague, one of my favorite moments in the miracle of time management, balancing Mr. Mike Todero, who not only play. And of course, Henry Carlson ’08, a rigorous rehearsal schedule with an designed and built the set and coordias flute-playing Thisbe, was a showendless array of athletic commitments, nated the excellent technical crew but stopper by any standard. No one will Honor Society activities, SAT and AP also stepped into the plum role of forget his death scene, red dress aswirl, tests, class field trips, family obligaBottom at the last moment. Ms. Dallas vamping impishly while impaling himtions, concurrent performing arts Musselman coordinated our costumes self on his sword. productions, and all the other high and orchestrated everything from ticket expectations of their student lives. But perhaps the most pleasant surprise, sales to Puck’s horns, and Ms. Sarah at least for me, was the energy and Jacobs worked with the fairies to The experience and technical savvy of freshness provided by our less-experielevate them far above my own the Players provided a strong foundaenced cast members. After an excellent small ideas. tion for our work. Ann Rothacker ’07 brought so much poise and gentle wit turn in Godspell, Luanettee Colebrooke ’06 To me, this combination of experienced to her audition that I didn’t hesitate to mastered the role of Philostrate, and Players and new faces, this welding of cast her as Hippolyta and rewrite the her talented sister LaVana ’08 rained students and faculty into a cohesive role to give her most of Theseus’ lines. fire as the cantankerous Egeus, her part troupe, exemplifies what is so fine Robert Daniel ’09 imbued his Puck rewritten to fit a woman. From his first about Shattuck-St. Mary’s. Everyone with a wonderful vocal presence line, “Ill met by moonlight, proud who supported this production and quirky physicality, bringing Titania,” Nick Osadchuk ’06 built showed a level of commitment and Shakespeare’s ethereal fairy world to Oberon into a formidable force of character that I have encountered life. As Hermia, Jesse Stoneman ’07 nature, and Jared Anderson ’09 only rarely before. We challenged one found comic nuances in her role that brought a refreshing, suave drollery to another, grew enormously, and made I would never have seen without her; the foreshortened role of Theseus. this great Shakespearean comedy into Jenna Frankenfield ’08 took huge risks an occasion of excellence and joy. The fairies—Lauren Frankenfield ’06, in bringing a scary, even ugly edge Mary Kate Flaherty ’07, Kelsey to Queen Titania. Her monologue Sorensen ’11 and Summer O’Conner ’12 T. McKinley was the guest director for describing the collapse of the natural the spring play. He is a project manager — took what could have been world in the wake of her feud with at the School of Arts and Technology in decorative, throwaway walk-ons and husband Oberon took my breath away. Northfield, Minn. where he lives with his turned them into funny, expressive wife and two children. He will be joining John Goeppinger ’07 took the characand dynamic additions to the play. the SSM faculty on a more regular basis ter of Denetrius and brewed a fabulous In the play-within-the-play, Cassidy in 2006-07. slow boil, arcing from an uptight prude Brown ’09 was fearless and funny as to the most rabid and apoplectic of Quince, and I will never forget Tasha frustrated lovers. Chelsey Sand ’07 Hellen ’09 and her truculent, stone-
SSM HOCKEY WRAP UP
SSM Girls Find Twice is Nice at Nationals A fter senior co-captain Emily Kranz punched in the gamewinner with just more than a minute left in regulation, Shattuck-St. Mary’s 19 and Under Girls team held on for a 2-1 victory and its second national championship in as many years.
“I just had the puck on my stick and saw that [Assabet Valley goaltender Molly Schaus] was moving the other way, so I shot and it went in,” Kranz told Mark S. Lindsay of Red Line Editorial after the title celebration had quieted. “I don’t even know how it went in.” Before the game, head coach Gordie Stafford told Faribault Daily News correspondent Al Daniel ’07: “These kids have been through a lot together, and the rules of the game say they’re only going to be a team for one more game, so they have to make the best of it, and again, I’ve said all year, I’ll bet on us every time.” Not a very risky bet, consider the Sabres were 60-4-4 going into the contest, but the second national title arrived with some nail-biting moments. Although SSM entered the game as the defending national champion, Assabet Valley was on an organizational roll. Its 12U, 14U and 16U teams had all won their respective championships earlier in the afternoon. (SSM’s Girls U16 team went 1-2 in pool play but did not score enough goals to advance to the quarterfinals.) SSM appeared to drive the action for most of the game, but couldn’t shake Assabet. After a scoreless first period, SSM defenseman Sarah Murray scored a power-play goal on a pass from fellow defenseman Sasha Sherry with just more than four minutes left in the second.
- CORRECTION In the spring edition of The Review, the overtime goal for the Boys U16 team in the quarterfinal game of the USA Hockey National Championship tournament was incorrectly credited. Sam Lofquist ’09 scored the goal, his fifth of the tournament as the Sabres finished their season third in the nation.
Shattuck-St. Mary’s goalie Paige Keranen preserved the 1-0 lead in the third period with a big save on an odd-man rush. Keranen finished with 19 saves although Assabet Valley tied the game with 3:14 left. Just 51 seconds later, Kranz put title No. 2 back in the Sabres’ collection.
BOYS Boys Prep: The Sabres fell, 5-2, to the Los Angeles Junior Kings in their national quarterfinal match. In the preliminary round, the Boys Prep team enjoyed a 3-2, sudden-death victory over the Boston Junior Bruins. Boys U16: The team finished third. Bantam Tier I: SSM fell in the quarterfinals, 4-3 to the Syracuse Stars.
S S M S P O RT S S H O RT S
GIRLS GOLF Shattuck-St. Mary’s School’s Girls Golf team had a very successful year, winning all six of its matches by least 10 strokes. In addition, in all but one match, the medalist was an SSM golfer. Suzie Kuehnast ’07 qualified for the Section tournament with a 104 at the sub-section meet. Jessica Edward ’06 also participated in the sub-section meet in Mankato, shooting a 112. Other team members included: Sasha Sherry ’07, Emily Kranz ’06, Kayleen Miller ’07 and Emily Hughes ’09.
was the medalist at three dual meets and held the second-lowest scoring average on the team. His score of 34 (-2) in the dual with Bethlehem Academy was a career low score and helped the SSM team shoot a season-low 9-hole round of 148, the lowest team score in more than a decade. The battle of “Forgaard vs. Forgaard” was featured in the Faribault Daily News. Mac Williams ’08, the team’s “Iron Man,” was the only player to compete in all of the regular-season events and the sub-section tournament. Joe Moore ’08 came back from a broken bone injury for the second consecutive season and was the only player from last year’s team to compete in the section meet this year. Other varsity letter winners were Brian Elser ’08, Jason Horstman ’07 and Alex Stuart ’06.
Suzie Kuehnast ’07 prepping for her next putt.
BOYS GOLF SSM’s Boys Golf team also had a stellar season, posting a dual meet record of 8-1. The team finished third at both the 14-team sub-section tournament and the Pillager Invitational (15 teams). The Sabres finished sixth at the Northern Invitational (19 teams) held at Giants Ridge, thanks in large part to a torrid second-day performance in which they improved their team score by 39 shots. That was the third-best team score in the tournament and moved SSM from 13th place to sixth. Justin Brossman ’06 led the team with the lowest scoring average and was the medalist at two dual meets. Ryan Forgaard ’07
Jason Horstman ’07 above, and Alex Stuart ’07, right, on the golf course
Colin Moberly ’07 at bat, Peter Lompado ’07 at 1st base
BASEBALL The baseball season ended with a heartbreaking 4-3 loss to Maple River in the playoffs. Although the team rallied to tie the game in the top of the seventh inning, Maple River scored in the bottom of the inning. Pete Lompado ’07 pitched excellently and Sam Alfieri ’09 “P hit the ball really well,” said coach Mike Carpentier. “Pete Lompado had an awesome postseason. I have never seen three consecutive pitching performances with the season on the line like Pete had in the playoffs this year. I am very proud of him.” Lompado was the winning pitcher in the first playoff game, against Kenyon. SSM was seeded sixth and Kenyon was the No. 3 seed. Lompado struck out 14 and hit a grand slam in that win. He pitched a one-hit shutout against Minnesota Valley Christian in a 10-0 Sam Alfieri ’09
playoff victory. Lompado was named to the all-conference team and was chosen as the team’s MVP and the offensive MVP. Matt Bruneteau ’08 was named to the all-conference honorable mention team. Others participating in the baseball program were Colin Moberly ’07, Mark Nasby ’09, Billy Bruggemann ’09, Casey Ray ’09 and Spencer Wright ’09.
SOFTBALL Faribault Academies Fastpitch Softball team finished a very successful season with a 17-6 record, with five losses by just one run. The team won its first Gopher Conference title with a 10-2 record in conference play. The Cardinals won three playoff games to make the final four in Section 2AA and defeated three ranked opponents during the season. Sara Gilles ’08 SSM sophomore Sara Gilles ’08 became the starting catcher midway through the season and was one of the top hitters on the team. Gilles was voted honorable mention allconference. “She will be a huge part of our team next year,” said coach Scott Morrissey.
GIRLS LACROSSE The Girls Lacrosse team is a member of the Minnesota State High School League, which now consists of 22 teams. This year, the team played a challenging schedule of 12 games in a span of five weeks, posting a 2-10 record. The highlight of the season was an 8-7 victory over Wayzata at the Trojans’ field. After the Trojans tied the game with 2:01 minutes left in the game, the Sabres scored with 18 seconds left to secure the win. Senior captain Natalia Mendoza ’06 anchored the defense, with sophomores Amanda Castignetti ’08 and Julie Pesta ’08 also playing significant roles. Offensively, the team was led by juniors Laurel Simer ’07 and Lauren Trout ’07. Freshman Becca Ruegsegger ’09 was an invaluable midfield player while sophomore Lauren Rogalsky ’08 added some experience to an otherwise very young and inexperienced team. With the exception of Mendoza and senior Lauren Frankenfield ’06, all players will return next season, along with several outstanding middle school players. Natalia Mendoza ’06
BOYS LACROSSE The Boys Lacrosse team went through a rebuilding year after losing 18 of 21 players from the 2004-05 season. Joe Brock ’06 led the team in scoring and was an all conference selection. “I think the future looks good for the boys lacrosse team as many first-year players stepped in and did very well,” said coach Tom Ryan Finnegan ’08 Breuer, whose team finished the season 1-7. The team will join the Minnesota State High School League next season.
BOYS TENNIS A record 38 boys participated on the Tennis teams. The varsity finished 4-2 with wins against Lake City and Cannon Falls. The team advanced to the Section 1A semifinals but was beaten by a strong Winona Cotter team. In the Section 1A individual meet, Nelson Wolf ’10 advanced to the semifinal round. SSM doubles teams of Brian Volpei ’06 and Kyle Murphy ’08 and John Wood ’06 and Ben Blood ’07 also made the semifinal round. The first middle school tennis team began with 12 players who played two away matches this year against junior high schools in Lakeville.
GIRLS TRACK Although Sarah Bartlette ’06 didn’t join the Faribault Academies Track and Field team until mid-season because of her soccer commitments, the senior hurdler made an impact. She competed in both the 100- and 300-meter hurdles and on the 4x100 relay team. One of just four seniors on the combined squad, she finished fourth in the 100-meter hurdles at the conference meet as well as sixth in the 300-meter hurdles. At the Subsection meet, Bartlett finished fourth in the 100 hurdles with a time of 17.5, which qualified her for the Section meet. At the Section meet, she finished seventh in 17.8 seconds. “Sarah is a gifted athlete and represented SSM as a positive role model and leader,” said coach Kevin Bauer. “I was proud to have coached her in her senior year and she represented the school with pride.”
Discovery T SSM Students’ Independent Research
They weren’t in the same decade, much less class, at Shattuck-St. Mary’s School; they don’t live on the same continent; and they almost certainly don’t like the same music, but these two Shads do share one passion: science. Bob Fayfield ’58 got his diploma first, 48 years before Eric Huang received his this spring. As a 10-year-old, Bob recalls, he loved the “batteries and bulbs and little science sets.” He gravitated toward physics while a student at SSM, then Williams College and the University of Minnesota.
Despite his career and family responsibilities, Bob kept up with his alma mater and prodded Head of School Nick Stoneman to institute a robotics program that Bob’s children at Benilde-St. Margaret’s School had found engaging. The Head of School prodded back, according to Bob, asking “Why don’t you do something about it?” Perhaps it’s not surprising that an engineer would quickly conclude that what was needed was a network, and he hooked up the SSM science staff with Benilde-St. Margaret’s peers and resources at the Bob Fayfield ’58 University of St. Thomas.
In 1966, Bob founded Banner Engineering Corporation, which is now one of the largest photoelectric companies in the United States. Banner produces photoelectric sensors used in factory automation to produce various products. The international consulting firm Ernst & Young named Bob the 1998 Manufacturing Entrepreneur of the Year.
But Bob’s vision of science at SSM is bigger than the robotics competition. “Science could be another center of excellence at SSM,” says Bob. “Another draw for the School, anywhere in the world. We could outfit a real technology lab. Just as the hockey program needs ice and the soccer
program needs a bubble, we need the infrastructure for developing a tech program. “It isn’t always necessary to tackle these gigantic projects and end up biting off too much,” he says. “You can start simply, like a little stone in a pond that sends out ripples. Where it ends is a lab in which there are many tools for computer-aided design, automation, robotics, a machine shop. My interest is in technology and producing more engineers, especially women, because as manufacturing leaves, we need to have the brain power to compete globally. “The idea is to encourage excellence and excitement about technology. All you’ve got to do is take a kid like Eric….” Hsin Chun (Eric) Huang ’06 entered SSM in the eighth grade after attending a summer camp the year before he finished seventh grade. By the time he was a senior, Eric had taken all the advance placement science courses SSM has to offer. But, as an Honors Program student, he had the opportunity to pursue his scientific interests.
“With the great help offered by Mr. “Of the three, Mr. Thompson, who Stoneman,” Eric says, “I started to taught AP biology before he left work on a project of building a virlast year, was especially inspiring tual stationary bike, which would to me,” says Eric, who will enter be equipped with a Harvard University in display that plays a the fall. “Not only did video of a real jourhe discuss the content ney. The display that was tested, he also would be synchrotold us about the latest nized with the technologies and scienuser’s pedaling, tific discoveries. Taking while the resistance Mr. Thompson’s AP of the pedals biology really sparked changes instantamy interest in the field neously as the bike of life sciences. Right advances in the virnow, I plan to concentual journey. After I trate on biological scihad the first design, Hsin Chun (Eric) Huang ’06 ences at Harvard. Yet, my discussion with I am not fully set. If I Mr. Stoneman do pursue a bio-related sparked another design that was major, I plan to work at a bioengibetter. My biggest obstacle was to neering firm, probably working on find out what parts I needed after I biomedical engineering, gene theracame up with a design. Finding the py, or even research. The biggest right parts that can be connected influence on my decision was takto each other was most difficult for ing AP biology during my junior a novice in the field of engineering year, which was an eye-opener to with little professional help. the amazing world of life sciences.” “My biggest successes were to formulate the design, list all the parts needed and write the program for the bike with the help of Sunny Lin, who will be a senior this September. But I did not have the time to finish it. My regret, of course, was not being able to see the bike come to life. I hope Sunny, and maybe other students, will continue to work on the project and finish it.” Like Bob, Eric credits enthusiastic teachers at SSM with keeping science interesting and challenging. “My interests have always been science and math,” says Eric, who came to SSM from Taiwan. “The science curriculum at SSM exposed me to all three areas of science: biology, chemistry, and physics. All of the three teachers have been great. They know the subjects very well and exhibited a strong passion which provided me the environment to indulge myself in science.
Eric agrees with Bob that developing SSM’s science and technology programs is one way to find, and create, stellar student scientists. “With some of the tools, students can start to utilize what they’ve learned in the science courses to make their creative ideas come to life,” says Eric. “As more students work on their projects, the tech program can expand as it provides new tools for students. This environment would be one that’s usually not accessible at high schools and would naturally be an attraction for many of the talented math and science students around the country. Another way to attract these talented students is to be renowned in national competitions, such as the Intel Westinghouse competition and the Science Olympiads. “And, of course, a good science curriculum and teachers are the prerequisites.”
Other graduating Shads experienced research at a collegiate level and an industrial level while still attending SSM. Chun (Jim) Chou ’06 from Taiwan, had the honor of conducting molecular genet- Chun (JIm) Chou ’06 ic research investigating the possible interaction of two different proteins using a yeast two-hybrid system under the mentoring of Stephan Zweifel, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biology and Head at Carelton College and Pasco Avery, Ph.D at SSM. “Jim has a keen interest in molecular biology, and I was very impressed with the background reading he had undertaken prior to the project….He clearly enjoys the laboratory experience, and I expect that he will be a very capable scientist one day, “ Dr. Zweifel wrote in a letter of recommendation. Young Joon Jang ’06 on the other hand, spent two summers conducting research at Samsung in the field of nanotechnology investigating the potential photocatalytic use of zinc oxide for decomposYoung Joon Jang ’06 ing organic waste materials under the mentoring of Taein Ohm, Ph.D, Department of Environmental Engineering at Hanbat University, Republic of Korea and supervision of Cyndy Simer at SSM. He was the recipient of the prestigious Samsung Research scholarship which covers all costs to attend college anywhere for four years. His research has been published in the Journal of Material Science.
AWA R D S D AY AT S H AT T U C K - S T. M A R Y ’ S
You Make Us Proud! This year’s recipients of awards and prizes… The Hauschild Senior Scholarship Prize ..........Hsin-Chun Huang ’06 The Most Improved Senior Award .........................Samuel Hellen ’06 The Personal Achievement Award ......................Natalia Mendoza ’06 The Good Companion Award .....................Luanettee Colebrooke ’06 The Plugger’s Prize ............................................Alexander Bednar ’06 The Cornelia Whipple Award.................................Jennifer Porter ’06 The Spectator Prize .............................................Tyler Ruegsegger ’06 The Below English Department Prize ...........................Itelina Ma ’07 The Poehler Mathematics Medal .......................Keun Young Park ’07 The Mathematics Association of America Awards .........Keun Young Park ’07 and Sanghyuk Lee ’09 The Agerter Science Award ............................................Itelina Ma ’07 The Rensselaer Medal ....................................................Itelina Ma ’07 The Bausch and Lomb Honorary Science Award...Keun Young Park ’07 The Bloom Memorial History Prize Joseph Brock ’06 and Tyler Ruegsegger ’06 The Whitney Latin Prize ............................................Allen Daniel ’07 The Below French Prize ...............................................Ji Min Kim ’07 The Mandarin Chinese Prize ..................................Young-ah Kim ’06 The Marthena Drybread Spanish Prize ......................Shire Brown ’06 The Wagner Dramatics Award.................................Robert Daniel ’09 The National School Choral Award...................Chun (Jim) Chou ’06 The National School Orchestra Award .......................Patrick Duff ’06 The Louis Armstrong Jazz Award..............................Min Hui Lee ’06 The John Phillip Sousa Award ....................Dae Yeon (David) Kye ’06 The Visual Arts Award ..............................Chen-Chun (Joe) Chen ’06 The McGowan-Nelson Photography Award ........Amanda Rucinski ’06 The Dancer of the Year Award.......................Lauren Frankenfield ’06 The Spotlight on SSM Award ..............................Rebecca Enrooth ’11 The Newburg Silver Medal...............................Hsin-Chun Huang ’06 The Anna Theopold Gold Medal ...............................Shire Brown ’06 Permanent Honor Roll (Second Student) Shire-Baden Brown ’06 (First Student) Itelina Ma ’07 The Cum Laude Society Chen-Chun Chen ’06 Natalia Mendoza ’06 Ji Min Kim ’07 Itelina Ma ’07 Keun Young Park ’07 The Holsinger Girls’ Sportsmanship Award.....................Jennifer Porter ’06 The Holsinger Boys’ Sportsmanship Award............Ryan Forgaard ’07 The Zulfer Plaque .................................................Kevin Murdock ’09 The St. Mary’s Hall Most Improved Athletic Award.............................Madeline Justin ’09 The Kramer Cup .................................................Tyler Ruegsegger ’06
The Williams Cup ..............................................Zachary Harrison ’06 The Tricker-Newman Cup ..................................Natalia Mendoza ’06 The School Service Award...................................Tyler Ruegsegger ’06 The Elena Lizier International Student Award.............................................................Chun Chou ’06 The Charles B. “Bud” Wilkinson Award.............Natalia Mendoza ’06 The Scanlon Award.........................................Yi Jung (Irene) Kim ’09 The Yale Cup ..............................................................Laurin Wolf ’08 The Derry Gardner Memorial Award...............Jenna Frankenfield ’08 The Wellesley Book Award...................................Rebecca Bossort ’07 The Harvard Prize Book.............................................Allen Daniel ’07 The Cooley Award ......................................................Ben Sippola ’07 The Yale Book Award ...........................................Anne Rothacker ’07 The Princeton Plaque .................................Wan Chih (Peter) Tsai ’08 Bishop Kellogg Scholarship Awards Seniors: .......Alexander Bednar ’06 and Natalia Mendoza ’06 Juniors: .....................Rebecca Bossort ’07 and Jeff Smith ’07 Best All-around Middle School Athlete Award...................................................Rebecca Stoneman ’10 Charles “Bud” Wilkinson Community Service Award .....................................Rachel Garson ’10 The Middle School English Prize ........................Seung Hee Shon ’10 The Middle School Mathematics Prize................Seung Hee Shon ’10 The Middle School Science Prize ........................Seung Hee Shon ’10 The Middle School History Prize ........................Seung Hee Shon ’10 The Middle School World Language Prize ......Rebecca Stoneman ’10 The Middle School Performing Arts Awards Winds Ensemble Award...........................................Sung Won Choi ’10 Orchestral Award .................................................Seung Hee Shon ’10 Choral Award.........................................................Benjamin Ober ’11 Dance Award.........................................................Hayley Lofquist ’10 Drama Award ......................................................Rebecca Enrooth ’11 The Middle School Visual Arts Award ...........Han Byel Kang ’10 and Seung Hee Shon ’10 The Most Improved Student Award ......................Brandon Peters ’10 The President’s Award for Educational Excellence Maike Blakely ’10 Faith Greiner ’10 Jordan Garrison-Nickerson ’10 Hayley Lofquist ’10 Claire McKenna ’10 Seung Hee Shon ’10 Rebecca Stoneman ’10 The Bishop Kellogg Scholarship Prize ................Seung Hee Shon ’10 The Dobbin Scholarship Plaque..........................Seung Hee Shon ’10 The Jenkins Cup..................................................Seung Hee Shon ’10
COMMENCEMENT ECCI Shattuck - St. Mary’s
Commencement speech excerpt Wade Fenn ’76 I might use the Whitney Arch as a metaphor for describing my SSM experience. An arch has two foundations, two sides of its personality. The culture at SSM likewise has two distinct sides. On one side: self-discipline, tradition, work ethic, camaraderie, teamwork, sisterhood. But there is another side of the arch that supports the top. I call it the rebellious soul of SSM, which is every bit a part of our granite-like foundation. I first started becoming aware of this dichotomy between discipline and rebellion when Tom Siebel, class of 1971, spoke at an alumni event. Tom thanked all his key mentors for the great discipline they instilled in him and said, half-jokingly, that he was glad he never followed their advice. When Oracle refused to heed his advice on building new customer relationship management software, Tom split off to create his own company, Siebel Systems, which is today worth many billions of dollars. My personal story of this dichotomy between discipline and rebelliousness lies in my time on the Crack Squad. The squad embodied the two forces—extreme self-discipline and the rebellious spirit—more intensively than anything else I experienced at the School. We practiced tirelessly six days a week for 1½ hours. Each night, we’d sit around the circle after practice and discuss things. The
captain would usually solicit opinions but had the total right to make his own decision. I learned that my job was to steer the squad in the proper direction without any direct authority to do so. I later learned that this is what business leadership is all about, figuring out how to navigate complex situations without using direct authority. Whether you choose to lead a business, start your own company, solve our energy problems, raise a family or become a bishop or a president, your foundations will be strong, created by the balance of self-discipline and the rebellious, independent spirit. You will find the self-discipline and moral conviction to do what is right in spite of public opinion. You will find the security and courage to go your own way, with your own gifts. Wade Fenn ’76 is a Shattuck-St. Mary’s trustee. Following a successful 22-year career with Best Buy, Wade has been busy establishing several start-up companies. He lives in Excelsior, Minnesota, with his wife, Elizabeth, and their three children.
Excerpt from the Commencement speech of co-valedictorians Hsin Chun “Eric” Huang ’06 and Shire Brown ’06 Consider what has been called appreciatively “the spice of life” but is, at the same time, at the heart of every terrific conflict today—diversity. It has been said that “change is the only constant” and here we say that our differences make up the universal similarity. If we are to continue to pursue a mindset where differences are causes for conflict, as we have seen in the Kashmir region, Afghanistan, Gaza, Iraq and Sudan, there will be absolutely no end to the afflictions suffered daily around this earth. It is from this perspective that we ask you to see the difference of mindset between aspiring scientist and aspiring philosopher. It is from this perspective that we ask you to look at the senior class and see the plurality of dreams and characters. And it is from this perspective that we ask you to try to understand these differences and empathize with others, understanding that by doing so we create great things. At the heart of the commencement of the senior class of 2006 is the embracing of diversity. If two magnets are of the same charge, they will repel each other. It is natural. It is the basis of all existence. Because of this, electrons are drawn to protons, and the atom, the building block of all that is, can exist. Seeking a world where one religion serves all, one form of government is thought to be right for all, and individuals are heaped into stereotypical categories is like forcing two magnets of the same charge together in an effort to create one single magnet. Whatever force is
working to counter nature may be able to hold the magnets together despite their opposite charge, but, eventually, this force will succumb to nature and the magnets will violently separate. Turn the magnet around, making the charges opposite, and this energy will naturally become a force of attraction. Let us in this light embrace our differences. As we graduate today, may all of us continue the pursuit of our dreams, delve into the different areas of our expertise and interests, and ultimately shape the world into a place where our differences are appreciated and understood as absolutely necessary to the perpetuation of a wholesome existence.
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Meet the Advisory Board...
Members of the SSM Advisory Board met on campus May 5-6. They participated in a planning session for the School’s sesquicentennial celebration in 2007-08 and were briefed on the state of the School. Many Advisory Board members were gathered for this group photo: Row 1, L-r: Nan Pearson Lightner ’51, Nikiah Williams ’97, Melissa Banuchi Lissy ’85, Deborah Dybdahl, Marc Helgeson ’66, David Whitehead ’55, Row 2: Mike Daley ’68, Scott Fenn ’74, Mark Timmerman, David McClendon ’74, Jack Fuller ’40, Row 3: Steve Barrager ’59, Bob Fayfield ’58, Bill Scheel ’54
2005-2006 Officers, Trustees & Administration OFFICERS Honorary Chair The Rt. Rev. James L. Jelinek Chair Linda Stone Dasher ’56 Vice Chair Fred C. Krahmer ’60 Head of School Nicholas J.B. Stoneman Treasurer Jeffrey D. Chestnut Secretary Tamara Kloeckl White ’80 ADMINISTRATION Barbara A. Brueggemann Associate Head of School Dean of Studies Scott T. Curwin Dean of Students Timothy A. Daniel Director of External Relations Richard L. Dodd, Jr. Chief Financial Officer Lonnie T. Schroeder Director of Development Margaret S. Sumner Associate Head of School Director of Residential Life Amy D. Wolf Director of Admissions & Communications BOARD OF TRUSTEES Ex Officio The Rt. Rev. James L. Jelinek Bishop of Minnesota Nicholas J.B. Stoneman Head of School Emmy Storch Alvig ’95 Alumni Association President
Lynda MacDonald President, Parents’ Association Melissa Banuchi Lissy ’85 Advisory Committee Chair CO-OPTED Leonard Jones, Cynthia Simer and Jennifer Sorensen Faculty Representatives Kim Cromer Administrative Assistant 2006 TERM EXPIRATION Susanne Reioux Blake ’74 Edwin C. Carpenter ’60 Lawrence J. Coman ’41 Linda Stone Dasher ’56 *Louis F. Hill ’63 Fred C. Krahmer ’60 Gail Wolfe 2007 TERM EXPIRATION James W. Callison ’45 David N. Cross ’86 *Philip W. Mancini ’67 Anne Silge Merz ’75 Craig W. Whiting ’69 2008 TERM EXPIRATION Mark Alpert ’60 Jeffery D. Chestnut Marion Gorton Edwards ’68 Wade R. Fenn ’76 David W. Gray ’68 Michael Harris Scot P. Kramer ’58 David T. Sun ’74 Tamara Kloeckl White ’80 * not eligible for re-election
Faculty Member of the Year On June 1, Courtney Cavallier was named the 2005-06 faculty member of the year. This award is decided by a vote of faculty and students, and is bestowed on that member of the faculty who demonstrates the following qualities: • Professionalism – shows respect for colleagues and students • Has high self-expectations • Has the ability and desire to motivate students • Has the ability to put students’ needs above one’s own personal interest • Shows genuine concern for all students – intellectual, physical and emotional well-being Courtney Cavallier completed her second year on the SSM faculty and is the Director of the Center for Academic Achievement. She directs the Academic Skills Program, which supports students with mild learning differences.
ZÜxxà|Çzá from the SSM Parents’ Association President Lynda MacDonald eople have asked me, what is my legacy? As President of the Parents’ Association Board for the past two years, my original mantra was “customer service and communication.” I think we have come far in that regard. At our Board’s request, for the past year a member of the Administration has attended PA meetings, allowing for idea-sharing and for directions to be both given and taken. We found Proud mother of 2006 graduates Jake (left) and Nick (right), Lynda a wildly successful format for a full board meeting, MacDonald and her husband, Larry, have promised to stay connected to SSM. which included all parents, grandparents, et al., by adopting the “Town Hall” concept from the Administration. We came together twice this school the worn carpet and chairs in the Library, painting the inteyear as a community for some in-depth questions and rior entrance hall to Whipple, adding an area carpet and answers on topics from academics to residential life. We have flag, etc. Historical as well as current photo displays will assisted our Admissions Office in expanding parent partnerbe framed and matted to grace the walls. In addition, the ing. At our request, the “Ethics for Living” curriculum was Upper School office will be painted and further enhanced. further developed. We were responNew this year were requests from the sible for the Daily Dobbin being eS T A F F A N D F A C U L T Y R E Q U E S T S students themselves as a result of the mailed to all parents. A strong bond : T H A T W E R E F U N D E D I N C L U D E students’ own Town Hall meeting. New of respect and trust has been formed TVs and DVD players for the three between the PA and the • Admissions office furniture, Upper School dorms (one TV is being Administration. I am proud of the donated by a generous family), new value that the Administration and • MS visual arts display cabinets, lighting for the entrance to Morgan, Board of Trustees places on the SSM • Digital blood pressure paint for walls from Shumway through Parents’ Association. Taking the cuffs and thermometers Dobbin to Johnson, and a computerboarding school concept into the for Health Services ized electronic reader board that will new millennium, where instant inform students of last-minute changes communication is the norm, is a • State-of-the-art science probes, to their schedules and announcements journey that has not taken place will be funded. • New band instruments, overnight but with the current Administration’s “open door” policy, Thanks again to those in the SSM • Arts Alive funding, great strides are being made. community who donated to the • Prom funding, Auction and to those who shopped. Among the many duties that the PA Your generosity will greatly affect SSM. Board is responsible for is the raising • Furniture for the Clapp Dorm of funds to be used for the School. common area, and Malia Harrison, Tracy Kolterman and This year, we raised a record-breakI are leaving the PA Board this year. I • Communication boards ing $64,000 (gross). Three years thank them and all the members of the for the dorms. ago, one of my original visions for Board for their support and hard work. the disbursement of funds raised I would also like to thank the past was a new sign at the entrance to presidents and past board members for planting and nourthe SSM campus that would allow us to highlight upcoming ishing the seed that grew into the current organization. I campus events and our many achievements. We still don’t leave knowing that three out of four major events that the have that sign but a wonderful, coordinated sign package for PA Board plans or assists with are tried and true and firmly the entire campus is on the architects’ drawing board. The PA established: Registration, the Auction/Fall Family Weekend found a new passion with the re-do of Upper Morgan. It and the Christmas Walk. Only the new Winter Family became apparent that, given the love for the history and the Weekend needs tweaking. I have confidence in my rich tradition of SSM, there are many public spaces that we successors. would like to see updated without compromising their original integrity. To that end, a portion of funds raised from this It has been my joy and pleasure to work with my Board, year’s auction will be used to finish installing historic chande- the Board of Trustees and to serve SSM. liers in the hallway outside Newhall Auditorium, replacing
Our Beautifully Updated Chapel of the Good Shepherd By Lonnie Schroeder atching the destruction and reconstruction of the front entrance to the Chapel of the Good Shepherd has been a fascinating pastime for many of us here at SSM this spring. Questions ranged from “How are they going to make the road reach up to the door?” to “Do you think it will be finished for Commencement?” to “Where will we take our class picture?” to (finally) “How did they make it so beautiful?”
The transformation is a marvel. The Chapel is now air-conditioned and completely accessible to anyone with mobility issues. For the members of the Class of 2006 and their families, both improvements were blessings. This wonderful project was made possible by a generous gift from Shirley and Harry Hagey ’59. One observer remarked, “When a project like this begins, you always wonder if the existing beauty of the building will be harmed or even lost. Then you see the final product that is even more beautiful and looks like it has been here forever. What a wonderful gift to SSM!” Thank you, Shirley and Harry Hagey!
Journey to Another World
o gain a greater appreciation for Asian culture, Associate Head Barbara Brueggemann, Director of Residential Life Jessica Lakin-Miller, ESL Director Jan Gould-Martin â€™75, and Mathematics Co-Chair Dave Sanborn traveled, variously, to South Korea, Japan and Taiwan in July. Between receptions with alumni and current students, they experienced extraordinary hospitality from our extended SSM family in Tokyo and Seoul. Among the highlights: traditional meals, often prepared tableside by skilled and gracious servers; visits to Buddhist, Shinto and Zen shrines and temples, including the Golden Pavilion at Rokuon-ji in Kyoto; and the changing of the guard at Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul. From the surprisingly uniform automobile colors in the streets of Seoul, to the myriad choices available in the fresh food marketplace of Kyoto, these four faculty members were rewarded by their exposure to the richly varied daily life known by many of our Asian students.
Skaters participating in the three-week SSM Figure Skating Training Camp performed at public exhibitions each week.The camp was held June 5-24.
lasses are finished. Final exams completed. Students return home. Teachers go on vacation. All signals that school is over, right? Not at Shattuck-St. Maryâ€™s School! The School transitioned immediately to Reunion Weekend, held June 9-11 and its first camp of the summer â€“ figure skating, which began on June 4th. In the summer of 2006, the School has a jam-packed athletic, artistic and academic program schedule busier than any in the past.
The addition of the new rink has enabled the SSM Hockey Camps to nearly double in size. The new SSM Figure Skating Program hosted three weeks of camps this year. Coupled with Hockey and Sons, the Goaltender Development Institute and other summer users, the Olympia ice resurfacing vehicles put on more miles in a summer month than in any winter month. On the fields, the new SSM Soccer Program planned to conduct its first series of camps this summer, catering to youth from the top tier of talent to the recreational level. Dr. Ed Hallowell at left reads from a book during the 2006 Summer Symposium held June 20-22 at SSM for educators, parents and students.
In its first overnight venture, the SSM Dance Program brought a two-week intensive camp for top dancers in the region. Also, the Twin Cities Tâ€™ai Chi Retreat made St. Maryâ€™s Hall its home again this summer.
Participants in the Girls' Summer Hockey Camp worked on and off the ice July 9-15.
The Teacher Institute offered by the SSM Center for Academic Achievement is a source for understanding learning differences to support struggling students. The school also hosts the Y-Start Discovery program for metropolitan at-risk youth and an English Language Institute for international students learning the English language and American customs. While creating an active and dynamic atmosphere on campus, these programs expose the School to new students, some of whom may return to join the SSM community!
The 2006 SSM Summer Dance Institute was held June 25-July 7.
THE DANE FAMILY FIELD HOUSE
Dedication M ay 5 , 2 0 0 6 Editor’s Note: The remarks offered by H. John Dane ’43 at the May 5, 2006, Dedication of the Dane Family Field House were memorable. We would like to share them with you. e are gathered here to dedicate “W this magnificent new facility. It is truly awesome. When Jim and I came to the campus last November to view the Dane Family Field House just after it was erected, we were amazed at the magnitude of this beautiful structure. My dad, my brother and I, being farmers, have a way of measuring buildings; and this one would
certainly hold a lot of HAY! It surely does complement the ShattuckSt Mary’s Sports Complex and will enhance the future of our School. I feel very privileged to have had a part in its creation. “Let me give you some perspective. I graduated from Shattuck in 1943; that is 63 years ago. Go back 63 years before that, you have 1880. Only one of the buildings we have today was here in 1880: The Chapel of the Good Shepherd! Shumway came along in 1887, Morgan 1889, Dobbin 1907, Johnson Armory 1908, Breck 1914,
and Whipple in 1926. The Sports Complex grounds that we see here today were occupied by the dairy farm that supplied the Schools with fresh milk daily. St Mary’s Hall was first constructed in 1883, but it burned. The building as we know it today was constructed in 1926. It is really a historic occasion to dedicate a new building on the ShattuckSt Mary’s campus. “I would like now to speak specifically to the students. You really do not realize what a privilege it is to attend Shattuck-St Mary’s while you are here
Present at the dedication were members of the Board of Trustees, students, faculty, staff, members of the Advisory Committee and people from the community of Faribault. As Tim Carter, director of the soccer program, stated so well, the field house is “a home for dreams” to be awakened and realized.
in school. Only after you have left for a few years do you recognize the quality of the education you receive here. Your faculty is just as dedicated as it was years ago and exists solely to enhance your lives. You have already made friends that you will remember the rest of your lives. Soon you will go on to universities, and the education you have received at Shattuck-St Mary’s will prove to be invaluable. I challenge you to do your best while here in secondary school, and you will learn to love this place and feel as I do, that when you come through the Whitney Arch, you are coming home. Congratulations and best wishes for the future of Shattuck-St Mary’s!”
Fifteen Dane family members were in attendance: Seated: George Dane ’40, Elizabeth Richter Ruedy ’37, Allegra Dane, H. John Dane ’43, Jim Dane ’69, Ruth Dane. Standing: Sue Dane, Bob Dane, Emily Dane, Tony Ehler, Peg Dane Ehler, Bill Ehler, J.J. Dane. Not pictured: Jack Dane ’75, Barb McGlynn.
SCHOLARSHIPS: Contributions That Change the Lives of Students
BECKY ENROOTH ’11 Scholarship: Lampert-Fesler Performing Arts Scholarship. Hometown: New Prague, Minnesota Family: Parents Doug and Deborah, older brother Ronald Activities: Children’s Theatre Company production of Pippi Longstocking, 2005 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade singer/dancer, numerous SSM productions BABA OMOSEGBON ’08 Scholarship: Stronghold Scholarship Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana Family: Parents Oladele and Mary, older sister Olutope Activities: SSM’s Soccer Development Program, Member of 1990 USYS Region II team since 2004. His club team, the Burn 90 Eagles, are the 5time defending Indiana State Champions. BEN KETT ’08 Scholarship: Crack Squad Scholarship Hometown: St. Paul, Minnesota Family: Parents Nathaniel and Jeanie, older sister Stephanie ’03 Activities: Robotics, Mathletes, Crack Squad, Fencing ALEX BEDNAR ’06 Scholarship: Bishop Kellogg Scholarship Award Hometown: Faribault, Minnesota Family: Mother Elisabeth, older brothers Chris and Ben Activities: Counterpoints, Spectator and Vocalise College: Concordia University/St. Paul 26
During Reunion 2005 and Reunion 2006, we made a special effort to let you know just how your contributions to Shattuck-St. Mary’s were being spent. In 2005, we highlighted the care, repair and renovation of our marvelous historic buildings. In 2006, we spotlighted the incredible projects taking place here this summer from classroom renovation to the addition of an elevator in Shumway Hall. While our attention to the physical plant is critical, we also need to let you know that your philanthropic dollars are making a difference in every aspect of our students’ lives.
SSM and contribute to our community will do so for the rest of their lives whether it is through their professional accomplishments or their philanthropic dollars or both.
Several SSM students who are scholarship recipients are featured in this article. They put a current day face on how the School utilizes the important investment in scholarship funds.
Some scholarships are the result of trusts established by individual donors and operate on their principal only. Others are endowed in such a
While it is essential to contribute to the Annual Fund that supports operational expenses of the School, it is also critical to increase our endowment and maintain the health of these wonderful scholarships far into the hank you so much for the Bishop Kellogg Scholarship. future. To quote Chuck It means a lot to me that Shattuck-St. Mary’s, the Beard ’54, “your dollar goes a long way at school that has given me the greatest education I could Shattuck-St. Mary’s.”
have asked for, also bestowed upon me a scholarship to
While you were a student here or while your chilsay that the three years that I have spent at Shattuck have dren were students here, there were alumni, parbeen some of the most beneficial of my life. One year ago in this magents and friends conazine, we highlighted a tributing their dollars to — Alexander Bednar ’06 marvelous gift received secure SSM’s present and from Garrett Thornburg future. Won’t you pay ’64. Garrett established that generosity forward the Sidney Goldsmith and help the next generaScholarship to honor all that Dr. tion of Shads and Saints? way so that additional contributions Goldsmith had done for Shattuck and may be made. For example, several Please consider a special gift to scholfor him personally. At the end of the classes have endowed scholarships arships in the coming fiscal year. article, he asked that others who had to be given in the name of the class. Perhaps you would like to consider been helped by Goldsmith make a gift They include the Class of 1940 establishing a scholarship to honor to the fund as well. A few short weeks Memorial Headmaster’s Scholarship, one of your favorite masters or a fellow later, we received a generous additionthe Class of 1943 Garlinski student. Your dollars could change the al gift for the fund. Headmaster’s Scholarship, and life of a young man or woman. What the Class of 1944 Headmaster’s Contributions for scholarships help better use of your gifts could there be? Scholarship. The Class of ’55 the School in two important ways: For a complete list of scholarships, or Scholarship is the newest of our these gifts increase our endowment for more information, please contact endowed scholarships; this was creatand they help individual students who Lonnie Schroeder, Director of ed by the Class of 1955 for their 50th may not otherwise be able to attend. Development, at 1-888-729-4946 Reunion class gift. Other scholarship More than one third of SSM families or email@example.com. funds may also be familiar to you and qualify for some form of need-based range from the Crack Squad financial assistance. In addition, a Endowment to the Rowse Scholarship. healthy endowment provides a strong and secure base for the future. Gifted students who find a home here at
help me continue my education in college. I can honestly
S S M A L U M N I IN HOCKEY
Noted Student-Athletes Make Their Mark at Colgate he Class of 2005’s academic and athletic duo of Mark Anderson and Jason Fredricks left a solid if not spectacular impression on Colgate University hockey fans during their freshman year. Mark, the SSM valedictorian in 2005, finished the season with a goal and four assists on 10 shots in 27 games for the Colgate Raiders, who went 20-13-6 with a veteran-heavy squad. And Jason, the salutatorian, played in 36 games and notched three assists. The Raiders ended their season with a 3-2 loss in the thirdplace game of the Eastern College Athletic Conference Hockey League (ECACHL).
Dubbed the Raiders’ “Dynamic Duo” on the Colgate sports website, the pair also caught the attention of the Times Union in Albany, NY, during the ECACHL playoffs. They were featured in a half-page article with a photograph. In the article, the two noted one big difference between playing for Shattuck-St. Mary’s and Colgate. “Sometimes we’d play five to seven games on a weekend,” Jason is quoted, referring to the Sabres’ demanding 70-game schedule that culminated in a Tier 1 U-18 Championship in their senior year. Added Mark, “In college, it’s just flipped-flopped. Here we practice more than we play.” On the Colgate website, head coach Don Vaughan notes that “They don’t prod each other or get on each other, but they spend a lot of time talking to each other about the drills and how to make each other’s games better. I think there’s a real positive give and take there in terms of understanding and learning the game and helping each other get better in that way. Mark and Jason are exceptional young men. They are quality people, great students, good citizens, and very good hockey players. They are going to play a lot of hockey here at Colgate over the next few years.”
Mark Anderson ’05, No. 27, scored his first goal for Colgate during the playoffs. (Photo by Rebecca Gillard)
Jason Fredricks ’05, No. 20, notched his first collegiate point with an assist in the Raiders’ season-opening victory. (Photo by Jack Fredricks)
rom the Stanley Cup Finals to academic-athletic honors, this past hockey season was a glorious time for several Shattuck-St. Mary’s School alumni.
first-place votes and five second-place votes for 1,275 points. Crosby also was named on all 129 ballots and received 831 points. Crosby led all rookies in assists (63), and ranked second in goals (39) and points (102). After the NHL season, Crosby sparkled at the IIHF Ty Conklin ’94 World Championships. He led the tournament with eight goals and 16 points in nine games for Team Canada and became the youngest player ever to win a scoring title at the World Championship. Crosby spent his sophomore year (2002-03) at SSM and was the first overall pick in the 2005 NHL draft.
Conklin photo courtesy of USA Hockey.
Goaltender Ty Conklin ’94 stepped in when Edmonton’s starter, Dwayne Roloson, was injured in the first game of the Oilers’ Stanley Cup championship series against the Carolina Hurricanes. Conklin made two saves but gave up the game-winning goal in his Stanley Cup Finals debut. During the 2005-06 regular season, Conklin was 8-5-1 with a 2.80 goals-against average and finished the season with a three-game winning streak. After the season, Conklin signed with the Columbus Blue Jackets. After a stunning rookie season with the Pittsburgh Penguins in which Sidney Crosby became the youngest player, at 18 years and eight months, in National Hockey League history to score 100 points in a season, the former SSM star finished second in the balloting for the league’s rookie of the year award. Alexander Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals was awarded the Calder Trophy with 124 of 129
University of North Dakota center-left wing Jonathan Toews ’05 was selected by the Chicago Blackhawks with the third pick of the 2006 NHL draft. “I really enjoyed my time at Shattuck-St. Mary’s,” Toews said at a press conference after the draft. “I learned a lot and played with a lot of good players, including Kyle Okposo, who just got drafted No. 7 by the New York Islanders.” A member of Canada’s gold-medal winning 2006 World Junior Championship team, Toews played two years for SSM before going to North Dakota, where he scored 18 goals and 11 assists in 34 games in his freshman year. He said he doesn’t know yet whether he’ll be playing in Chicago or Grand Forks. Kyle Okposo was the seventh pick in the 2006 NHL draft. Okposo, who has signed a letter of intent to play for the University of Minnesota starting next season, was Sidney Crosby chosen by the New
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York Islanders. A 6-foot, 195-pound forward, Okposo played for the Des Moines Buccaneers of the United States Hockey League this year. He finished second on his team and sixth in the league in scoring with 27 goals and 58 points in 50 games, earning USHL Rookie of the Year honors. Okposo led the Buccaneers to the Clark Cup Championship. In 200405, he helped SSM to the Midget Major AAA National Championship. Okposo will become the first AfricanAmerican hockey player to play for Minnesota. In the sixth round of the draft, Tyler Ruegsegger ’06 was selected by Toronto. Photo courtesy of New Jersey Devils.
Zach Parisé ’02
Jordan Parisé ’01 signed a two-year contract with the New Jersey Devils, joining his brother, Zach ’02. Jordan was a goalie for the University of North Dakota for the last three years. Zach just completed his rookie season with the Devils. Chris Porter ’02 and Matt Smaby ’03, both playing for the University of North Dakota, were named Western Collegiate Hockey Association scholar-athletes for the 2005-06 season. To be named a WCHA scholar-athlete, a student must have a grade-point average of at least 3.50 on a 4.0 scale for the previous two semesters (or three quarters) at the school.
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awrence J. Coman ’41, affectionately known as “Abe,” was
named Trustee Emeritus by the Board of Trustees at its May 2006 meeting. Abe completed his second term on the Board in May and was honored for his many years of loyal devotion and work on behalf of Shattuck-St. Mary’s School. Abe has also served the School as a Class Agent and Reunion Chair. He and his wife, Chris, have teamed up to host many gatherings in the Palm Springs desert community in addition to connecting alumni within the state of California and beyond. The Comans have committed to staying involved with SSM and have promised to return to campus often.
of Reunion 2006…
Hanging in the Advancement Office is a framed Reunion brochure from 1958. The headline reads:
“Who’d be crazy enough to invite you to a weekend party where you and your old friends can act like kids again?” Of course, the answer was and is “We were! And we’re glad we did!” What a grand Reunion it was! The weather did not completely cooperate but it clearly did not dampen our spirits when the rain dampened the ground. Some of the moments from Reunion 2006… • The Squaddies from 1956 in formation in the dining hall before they joined their compatriots from other Crack Squads in Johnson Armory. • Stewart Westdal ’56 in his original uniform and very proud of it. • Gus Leach ’56 looking at a picture of his father in a Shattuck hockey uniform, which hangs in the Head of School’s office. • The alumni hockey games that drew people from both genders and all age groups including National Hockey League players and draftees. What fun! How proud we are of these fine young men and women! • Natalia Mendoza ’06 at The Daughters’ Tea talking about her decision to enter West Point. • The Class of ’46 having dinner during the “flooding” of Owatonna. • The look on the faces of those seeing the Dane Family Field House for the first time! • The excitement generated by the new Chapel of the Good Shepherd handicapped-accessible entrance. • The delicious and plentiful food! • The company of old friends and the making of new ones. • Brenda, Jim and Karl Hauschild being made honorary members of the Class of ’56. The essence of Reunion is that feeling, that spirit that says that any alumnus/na who walks through the Arch or up the steps to St. Mary’s Hall is coming home. You are always welcome here at Shattuck-St. Mary’s School. No matter when you graduated or where you live, please join us next year. Reunion 2007 is set for June 8-10. It is a big year, marking the 125th anniversary of the Crack Squad. Reunion 2008 will be even bigger as we celebrate our 150th year. That’s right… Sesquicentennial All School Reunion June, 2008
Class of 1931 Fred Walker, Thonet Dauphiné
Carolyn Burford Brady ’46 joins in “Hail to St. Mary’s” at the Daughters’ Tea.
Frank McIntyre ’46 and Edge Bronson ’46 enjoy a good story at the Rendezvous.
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L-r: Row 1: Carolyn Burford Brady, Edgerton Bronson, Stuart Gottstein, Row 2: Skip Magoun, Frank McIntyre, Row 3: Richard Meyer, Robert Gregory, Coler Yoakam (Not pictured: David Lundstrom)
The Class of 1956 celebrates together at Saturday’s Alumni Luncheon.
Class of 1951 L-r: John Cooper, Eugene Timmons, Emil Reichow 1956 classmates Bill Wilson, Pete Benson, Tim Palmer and Jim Gustafson at the Rendezvous.
Carolyn Sawyer Bell â€™56 has a good laugh with friends at the Old Shads Drill.
Class of 1956 L-r: Row 1: Carolyn Sawyer Bell, Barbara Bennett Eichenberger, Patricia Bock Bailey, Linda Stone Dasher, Sheila Lee Klecker, Anne Burington Dillaber Row 2: J. Hamilton Jones, William Payne, James Abbott, Lyn Mayne Albertson, Sharon Donahue Sturm, Gerry Hamilton, Row 3: William Wilson, Jan Albertson, Charles Purbaugh, William Speidel Row 4: Peter Benson, James Gustafson, W. Gerald Olson, Charles Terhune Row 5: Tim Palmer, Courtland MacFarlane, David Truax, William Lamont, Gus Leach, Stewart Westdal. Row 6: Donald Scheel, John Hunner, Robert Watson (Not Pictured: Fran Maher)
Class of 1961 L-r: Bob Meierhoff, Jay Johnson ’62 and Skip Humphrey enjoy the Rendezvous.
Nick Stoneman, Head of School, receives a coveted Class of ’55 shovel from class members. L-r: Jim Hauschild, Brenda Parkinson Hauschild, Nick Stoneman, Karl Hauschild, Steve White.
Fran Maher ’56 and Barbara Bennett Eichenberger ’56 chat at the Daughters’ Tea. The Old Shads Drill led by the Class of ’56. In uniform is Stew Westdal ’56.
Class of 1966
L-r: Row 1: Scott McClelland, Marshall Kyger, Harrison Cass, Eleanor O’Connor (past faculty spouse), Mary Jane White Cowden, Linda Cayce Rachels, Robert Newland, Marc Helgeson Row 2: Doug Humphrey, Carl Dick, John Bernatz, George Humleker, James Youngblood, Marcus Davis, Coach Harry O’Connor (past faculty), David Speer, David Melroe, Ray Stanchfield, Perry Mead, Larry Nordal, Arthur Soell
Class of 1971 David Ruble, Lawrence Koenig, Fred Millea ’72
Friday evening’s Rendezvous in Morgan Refectory.
Marcus Davis ’66 and his great-great grandfather, James Dobbin.
Class of 1976 L-r: Row 1: Leslie Crosby Hansen, Wade Fenn, Sidney Hertz Fiergola Row 2: Daniel Hagge, William Pitte, Ross Flakne, Robert Knutson
Stew Westdal ’56 has a laugh or two with Ron Knutson ’78.
Class of 1986 Row l: Jean Lawyer Schilling, Susan Cushman, Patricia Frazier Stanco, Adam Smith, Jennifer Hall Lowry, Grace Hayden Row 2: Donna Burch, Wendy Wirtz Chandor, Chris Freeman, Kristina Jensen, Charles Carey, Christopher Matz, Robert Campbell, Heidi Mathews Kapacinskas, Erik Fenn
Class of ’01 classmates, Aili MacNally, Kara Hanson and Coleen MacNally.
Row 1: Meredith Roth ’00, Carrie Gill ’99, Laura Gieselman Evanson ’99 Row 2: Kristen Van Slyke ’04, Jessica Kovacevich ’02, Krissy Langley ’01, Danielle Ciarletta ’05, Kacie Anderson ’04
Class of 1996 L-r: Row l: Jonathan Smith, Sam Bixler, Tim Brown, Bill Rice, David May, Bryan Bowman Row 2: Kristin Sumner Jones, Heather Prazich, Nora Brown McGuire-Wien, Marlena Fite, Cherish Galvin-Davis Bliefernich, Jacqueline Drew Gutwein, Jonathan Clarine, Andy Greene (Not Pictured: Jeff Horstman)
Class of 2001 L-r: Row 1: Helen Pattinson, Ashley Farr, Kara Hanson, Logan Wilson, Ashley Berglund, Shannon McMillan, Row 2: Kristine Langley, Crystal Andresen, Stacey Cushing Row 3: Brett Wallnutt, Eric Hagfors, Fletcher Simer, David Behm Back row: Nick Hamm, Ernie DiGiovanni, Caleb Amyot (Not Pictured: Aili MacNally, Coleen MacNally, Jordan Parisé, Angela Wallace, Samantha Wolf, Rush Zimmerman)
Long-time faculty member Bob Irby ’60 and David Behm ’01.
L-r: Row 1: Kevin House ’02, Casey Borer ’03, Tom Breuer ’93, Dave Carlisle ’03, Mike Sadjadi ’05 Row 2: Tyler Chestnut ’03, Jesse Bull ’93, Trevor Putrah ’93, Drew Stafford ’03, Taylor Chorney ’05, Chris Porter ’02, Tyler Hirsch ’02, Justin Brossman ’06, Terry Bevan ’95, Nick Koparanyan ’93
Helen Pattinson ’01 and Brett Wallnutt ’01
L-r: Row 1: Jordy Parisé ’01, Mark Carpentier ’03, Ernie DiGiovanni ’01, AJ Walker ’99, Jeff Horstman ’96, Aaron LaFave ’05 Row 2: Tony Gill ’00, Steve Remelius ’97, Jack Johnson ’05, Caleb Amyot ’01, Marty Mjelleli ’01, Zach Parisé ’02, Michael Gergen ’05, Brady Murray ’03, Bill Vandenberg ’81, Joe Shannon ’02
working cattle ranches there. He is a 1971 graduate of Shattuck School, where he was a member of the Crack Squad. According to a CBS News report, “Methamphetamine abuse may be the biggest drug problem facing U.S. law enforcement today. Not only is the drug relatively cheap and easy to make, it can be instantly addictive and desperate users often turn to violence to fuel their habit.”
“Not Even Once”
By Jan Gould Martin ’75
(From “A River Runs Through It”)
But when I am alone in the half light of the canyon, all existence seems to fade to a being with my soul and memories. …
Montana. A place of canyons and big sky, of full light and half light, of rivers and streams and brooks, a place where craggy hills climb into heaventouched mountains. Montana. The final words in A River Runs Through It, Norman Maclean’s novel, are, perhaps, reason enough for Tom Siebel ’71 to be motivated to eradicate first-time methamphetamine use from Montana. “You’d have to be blind not to be confronted with the critical and tragic nature of the problem around here,” he said near the dawn of his Montana Meth Project.
…And the sounds of the Big Black Foot River and a four-count rhythm and the hope that a fish will rise. …
Founder and former chairman of the board of Siebel Systems, a global computer software company, Siebel discovered Montana in 1969 and now owns two
This instant On some of the rocks are addiction timeless raindrops. and the swift and sure fall from hope are what brought Siebel and his Meth Project to the motto, “Not Even Once,” Siebel told National Public Radio interviewer Melissa Block in a February 2006 interview. “If you become addicted, life as you know it is over,” Siebel said in a CNN interview. He and his wife, Stacey Siebel, have spent over $10 million on the Montana Meth Project to help children realize that all it takes is experimentation—just once—to arrive at the place where “Your friends are gone, your family is gone, your job is gone, your school is gone, your health is gone.”
Shattuck-St. Mary’s Upper Eventually, all things School students were given merge into one, and the opportunity to view all of the Meth Project’s television a river runs through it. advertisements in a special assembly led by Head of School Nick Stoneman on April 16. Students filed electronic responses to the ads in the form of a two-part survey. The results were then shared with Meth Project organizers. “In so many ways, this program was a remarkable opportunity for our students,” said Stoneman. “First, Tom’s work as an alumnus role model is a wonderful opportunity. Second, at Shattuck-St. Mary’s, we nurture dynamic living. Our students learn to be proponents of positive change. This all-school effort helped drive that home. Our kids understand that their participation may help Meth Project people do more good work.” In addition, the meth education from the Project “is first-rate,” Stoneman noted.
Siebel’s explanation for his commitment is simple. “I spend a lot of time in Montana,” he said. “The meth problem has reached epidemic proportions there. In fact, it has reached epidemic proportions across America. It’s the number-one crime problem in America. It’s a social and health problem that is crying out for a solution. And so, we thought, in this concept of the Meth Project, which is a very large-scale experiment in prevention, that there might be a solution.”
The river was cut by the world’s great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time.
“The Meth Project is a large-scale experiment in prevention,” he noted. “The [Montana] data suggests that the experiment is achieving the desired effect. The ads are impactful. They are credible. They are perceived as important. The Meth Project is beginning to change attitudes. We are encouraged.”
Using an electronic survey on their notebook computers, Upper School students shared their feedback on proposed ads for the Meth Project. Upper School students assembled in Newhall Auditorium to view a series of television ads created for the Montana Meth Project.
The ads speak to teenagers. They are blunt, sharp, direct, peer-to-peer conversations, straight talk from teens to teens. The ads reach into the teenage mind, Siebel has said in numerous interviews, and plant the message: “Not Even Once.”
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The primary goal of the project is to reduce first-time meth use among 12- to 17-year-olds in Montana. The hard-hitting ads are the way to get that done, Siebel said, after the first wave of ads
On April 16, Upper School students viewed the Montana Meth Project television ads during an assembly. Students evaluated the ads using an electronic survey. Here are excerpts from their surveys:
One pundit wrote that for Tom Siebel, the Montana Meth Project is not a war on drugs, but that “It’s a possible solution to a ‘consumer products marketing problem.’ He believes that potential teenage consumers of meth can be persuaded not to experiment with the drug, not even once.”
“I thought the ads were very informative and real. I do not find there is a need to beat around the bush when it comes to drugs, or anything else harmful to your body.”
Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs.
I am haunted by waters.
“I was unaware of how badly meth can affect your life until I saw these commercials.”
And, apparently, they can. On April 19, 2006, the Montana Meth Project released the results of its second Montana Meth Use & Attitudes Survey, collected after the first wave of ads. The results are stark and clear: the Meth Project has affected Montana teens, young adults, and parents. The Montana teenage misperceptions of the drug’s “positive” effects are
“The brutal portrayal of a person on meth [in these ads] drives the point home. The ad’s focus on one's appearance probably affects a teenager much more than other things.”
METH SHATTERS A FATHER “My son started doing crystal [methamphetamine] at age 16 and persisted until 20. He was on the verge of death—a tremendous loss of weight, kicked out of the house five times, living job to job (which was actually theft to theft), and associating and living with dealers. He was in and out of jail. Cops were always at the house; there were visitations to juvi [juvenile detention], and finally a mandatory send off to Narcon in Oklahoma. It did not work. He managed to get kicked out three months into a six-month program and came home. Three months later, he was on the precipice of death. “Believe it or not, he got a job and gave it up. Unfortunately, he took part of my soul with him… but I have my son back. He is now an honor student, paying all his own bills including his own car. He will graduate in a year from the University of Arizona. After all this, all I can feel is, Why are we not doing more about America’s meth problem? “Tom Siebel touched my heart and brought back those feelings. …Why let someone else go through this if we can stand together and prevent it? My hat goes off to Tom, my son, God and all who stand up to fight this monster that so very easily deceives. “It is a terrible sight and feeling to watch your own child kill himself and be powerless to stop him. I did this for four years. All I can think of is, How can I prevent others from going through the same? “Tom is on the right track and should be congratulated. The more who join to kill this meth monster and save multiple kids and families from this very deceptive and destructive force—the better. “Thanks, Tom.” — Ed Raun ’72, Tempe, Arizona
being shattered. Montana youth, thanks to the project, now know that the drug does not make users attractive, popular and happy. In addition, the perception of the very real risks associated with meth use—brain damage, paranoia, tooth decay, loss of control, etc.—are increasing substantially. The results also indicate a dramatic rise in communication between parents and teens about meth. Eighty-five percent of teens and 98 percent of parents now report that they talk about the drug in their homes. Half of the parents who responded to the survey said the Meth Project TV commercials prompted these family conversations. In Montana, a new river runs through the swamp of methamphetamine use. It’s an innovative, straightforward, honest campaign that is saving lives. As Brian Schweitzer, Governor of Montana, said: “I speak for every parent of every teenager in Montana—I have three—thank you. Thank you for believing in Montana. Thank you for understanding that every single family, every community is under attack by methamphetamine. The Montana Meth Project is making a difference.” For more information on fighting methamphetamine addiction, check out: www.montanameth.org a site for adults, with real stories from addicts, news stories, and information about where to get help. www.notevenonce.com the Montana Meth Project’s site for teenagers.
THE MONTANA GIFT The Montana Meth Project—a charitable organization founded in February 2005 with a $5.6 million grant from the Thomas and Stacey Siebel Foundation— purchased 18,000 television minutes, 18,000 radio minutes, 50 billboards and numerous newspaper advertisements in Montana. The message—Not Even Once—is linked to the drug’s instant addiction properties. — Helena Independent, August 2005
TOM SIEBEL ’71 BIO Thomas Siebel is the chairman of First Virtual Group, a diversified holding company with interests in commercial real estate, agribusiness and global investment management.
HONORS AND AWARDS • Entrepreneurial Company of the Year – Harvard Business School, 2003
• Master Entrepreneur of the Year – Ernst & Young, 2003
• 2002 David Packard Award – Business Executives for National Security
• CEO of the Year in 2002 – IndustryWeek
Siebel was the founder, chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Siebel Systems, one of the world’s leading software companies, which merged with Oracle Corporation in January 2005. Founded in 1993, Siebel Systems became a global leader in application software with more than 7,000 employees in 29 countries, over 4,000 corporate customers and annual revenue in excess of $1.5 billion. Siebel serves on the board of advisors of the University of Illinois, College of Engineering. He also serves on the boards of advisors of the Hoover Institution and the University of Illinois Foundation. He is a Director of the Montana Historical Society, and the founder and chairman of the Montana Meth Project. Siebel is a frequent industry spokesman and is the author of three books: Taking Care of eBusiness and Cyber Rules, published by Doubleday; and Virtual Selling, published by the Free Press. Siebel has received numerous accolades, including the David Packard Award from the Business Executives for National Security in 2002, and was named CEO of the Year by Industry Week magazine.
• Named one of top 25 managers in global business from 1999 to 2002 – BusinessWeek
• 2001 University of Illinois Presidential Award and Medallion • Top 10 CEOs of 2000 – Investor’s Business Daily
• The World’s Most Influential Software Company – Business Week, 2000
• No. 3 Fastest Growing Company in America – Fortune Magazine, 2000
• The Most Influential Company in IT – Intelligent Enterprise, 2000
• Fastest Growing Company in America – Fortune Magazine, 1999
Siebel is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in history, an MBA, and a Master of Science in computer science. He lives in Woodside, CA, and Wolf Creek, MT.
Tom and Stacey Siebel enjoying the outdoors in Montana.
Ann Lanphier Brawner ’50 Along with Thousands Come to View Eclipse... linor Arnott Agustsson ’50 reports that Ann Lanphier Brawner ’50 and her husband, H. Peirce Brawner, trekked to Libya earlier this year. Here’s an excerpt of what Ann wrote about their trip:
Charles B. Sweatt Jr. ’46
“Strained relations between the United States and Libya took that country off most American tourist itineraries until a year or so ago. Peirce and I decided that late March would be a lovely time to revisit North Africa so we signed up for Bestway’s ‘Solar Eclipse’ Tour. We were lucky to have as our leader the knowledgeable Mahmood Punja, owner of Bestway Tours. “We did not realize how many thousands of tourists from around the world would flock to this eclipse, and we were impressed with how well the Libyans handled this huge influx. We were primarily interested in the archaeological sites at Sabratha and Lleptis Magna, but we enjoyed our time in Tripoli and Benghazi, two beautiful Mediterranean cities. The eclipse campsite of hundreds of tents (set up by the Libyan Boy Scouts) was six hours by bus south of Benghazi. Our tent was spacious with two bedroom compartments and a living room area, but the toilet facilities were located about a quarter of a mile away. As I hiked back from that destination, I was approached by about six Libyan Boy Scouts who wanted to know my name and nationality. They then asked me to pose with them for a picture, Grandma and the Libyan Scouts. “In Tripoli, Col. Gadhafi’s residence looks like the usual walled complex of a head of state, but we learned that he lives in a tent in the center of the compound. Back to nature! “After 10 days in Libya, we continued our tour in Alexandria, Egypt, which we had not visited on our first trip to Egypt. It is well worth seeing with excellent museums, good restaurants and beautiful seafront views. Everywhere we went, we received a warm welcome especially from the young people. Libya and Egypt are definitely worthwhile travel destinations for people with varied interests.”
Charles “Charlie” Sweatt Jr. ’46 died on July 7, 2006. He was a long-time supporter of the School and a former trustee. Charlie and his brother, Harry, established the Margaret L. and C.B. Sweatt Sr. Scholarship in 1993, The purpose of this grant is to support Native American students from the White Earth band of Ojibwe in north central Minnesota. The most recent Sweatt Scholar is Amy Spicer ’05. She is currently attending Dartmouth College. Charlie was the third generation of the Sweatt family to attend Shattuck School. His great-grandfather, William R. Sweatt, graduated in 1887 and was the founder of Electric Thermostat Company which grew to become Honeywell Corporation. His father, C.B. Sweatt Sr., graduated from Shattuck School in 1913. Charlie is survived by his brother, Harry; two sisters, Peggy McGee and Sally Sweatt; four children and two grandchildren. In addition, he is survived by his wife, Cynthia, and her three children. His life was celebrated during a memorial service on July 17, 2006.
Richard Hale “Dick” Parker Sr. ’42 Dick Parker died Feb. 24, 2006, after a long illness. His extraordinary life was celebrated by his family and many friends at a memorial service at the Palm Springs Air Museum on March 25. Many of Dick’s Shattuck School friends gathered together to mourn his passing and remember his life. They included Abe Coman ’41, Bob Pond ’42, Marty Baskerville ’42, Bob Berger ’43, Herb Hanson ’43 and Dick Denman ’44. On the day Dick “Porky” Parker graduated from Shattuck in 1942, he received a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army. The ceremony was documented by Life Magazine. He flew more than 100 missions in the European Theater, and he was shot down seven times. He received the Purple Heart, the Distinguished Flying Cross and an Air Medal with 20 oak leaf clusters. Dick’s civilian life was initially set up in Portland, OR, where he joined his father’s business, United Finance Company. Today, Richard H. Parker III is the president of United Finance and the chairman of the board is Shattuck School graduate Richard Hale Parker Jr. ’65. From the program at Dick’s memorial service: It’s been said “Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, riches take wing and only character endures.” Based on those criteria, Dick Parker’s legacy will live forever and be cherished.
Donald Purrington Donald Purrington, a trustee emeritus, died on March 16, 2006. Don worked at Shattuck-St. Mary’s for 43 years – from 1935 until 1978. He was the school store manager and comptroller. His father had also worked as a grounds superintendent at Seabury Divinity Missions early in the School’s history. Don served as a trustee from 1962 until 1991. Upon his retirement from the board in 1991, he was named a trustee emeritus. Among his many life accomplishments, Don received the WCCO Good Neighbor award in 1978 and was named a Bicentennial Citizen of Faribault in 1978. Don also received the Old Shads’ Citation on June 10, 1978, for service to Shattuck School. Don is survived by his daughters Lois and Jean (and David Hammer) and two grandchildren. His wife, Jeanice, died in 1996.
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In Memoriam Cynthia Weinberger Haugland ’22 March 24, 2006
James L. Cooley ’41 February 13, 2006
Edward H. Fite Jr. ’43 May 16, 2006
Monte L. Balfour ’44 April 1, 2006
Phillip J. Schaub ’46 June 14, 2006
Charles B. Sweatt Jr. ’46 July 7, 2006
Martin L. Manix ’74 May 28, 2006
Celeste Bremner Garvey ’76 April 1, 2006
Alexis Rees ’93 April 13, 2006
MacKenzie Isackson ’00 April 18, 2006
REUNION Save the Dates! June 8, 9, 10 Contact the Advancement Office for info.
1933 On Dec. 27, 2005, Annette Twitchell Whiting turned 90! She celebrated with family and friends. Her summers are spent in Minnesota with 10 greatgrandchildren.
1936 Colin Thomas is celebrating the 70th anniversary of his graduation from Shattuck School in 1936! He is enjoying life as a part-time professor of surgery at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.
1944 In January, Roy and Jane Clapp Towne took a cruise into the Panama Canal. They took the “Railroad to the Pacific,” leaving from Fort Lauderdale, FL. They stopped at Aruba, Curacao and Costa Rica, went through the Panama Canal and back to Fort Lauderdale.
1947 Paul Haglin and his wife of 53 years, Gretel, are traveling across England and Canada to teach Bible studies and marriage seminars. When they’re home on their 350-acre farm in Missouri, they minister in prayer for healing and reconciliation. They have four cottages for resident ministry needs. Barbara Olson Jacobsen and her husband, Merl, are hosting an SSM annual get-together at their home in Lakewood, CO, on July 29, 2006.
1948 John Gilbert and his wife, Mary, continue to enjoy living in Sunriver, OR, (near Bend). They are looking forward to spring and golf and his 60-year class reunion in 2008. Mary Alzina Stone Dale just finished a memoir about 1952 and says she expects to see Elaine Adams Miller at their local school’s 60th reunion.
1949 Edwin Hill, in good health and mobile, retired from Lockheed Missiles and Space Company when he was 65 after approximately 35 years of
working in the facilities department. He was manager of Facilities Design, which modified buildings to suit the needs of personnel who would be working on a new contract. Says Edwin, “It was interesting work!” Kenneth Wahl reports that he is grateful for a successful internal carotid bilateral endarterectomy in February and April of 2005. He is getting ready for spring trout fishing and turkey hunting in Wisconsin. For the past two summers, Bill Fraser has taken 200-mile walks in northern England and Scotland. This summer, he is back in England for another 200mile hike. He says he is still running every day and still racing.
1950 Tom Tincher reports that Bud Strom will appear on Paula Zahn’s CNN Show in August. Bud recently took his 17year-old granddaughter on a threeweek cattle drive in Montana. “It was definitely not a dude vacation,” writes Bud. “The cowboys spent more time circling my granddaughter than herding the cows.” Bud says he is headed to the operating room for a shoulder replacement next. Dr. M. Robert Wilson was inducted into the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in November 2005. Perry Treadwell writes that he, Ward Pollard and Jim Moore had lunch together recently. “We talk more about all of our aches and pains than old times. Jim just had two stents put in and Ward walks with more difficulty than Perry. Remember the reunion last year? Heh, heh.” Judith and Perry have returned from researching U.S.20 from Rockford to Casper. Part of their travels are recorded on the website: havechildrenwilltravel.org. Visit the site to see what Perry has written.
1953 Robert Hauck writes “Our 14th grandchild, Jackson Robert Stamps,
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was born in December 2005. We are awash in young folks—and love it!”
1954 Robert Oliver has five grandchildren. His son Rob entered practice with him in January of 2006—a fourth-generation surgeon! Son Holt finished his medical residence and will begin an oncology fellowship at John Hopkins. Robert and Marsha have been married 40 years.
1955 Todd Troost enjoys retirement and is making quilts and tote bags.
1957 Dennis Wohlford retired after 40 years of practicing dentistry and is looking forward to unscheduled days. He says that he will probably find some volunteer opportunities to pursue and hopes to see a lot of his classmates at the 50th reunion next year!
Tuck Warner ’42, Abe Coman ’41, Sally Warner, Patty McClain McNutt ’45, Cynthia Lyman, Harry Webster ’43, Dottie Hatfield Webster ’43, and Harold “Ole’’ Lyman ’42 at a dinner party at the Lymans’ in May. Nancy Thomsen Nolan ’47 visited Phoenix in February and visited Jann Requartte Loerch ’47 at The Bistro where she plays piano.
1959 Bill Newburg retired in October 2005. He notes that he enjoys life at a slower pace.
1960 After a 32-year career with RJR/Nabisco, Bill Martin retired in 1999. He and his wife have enjoyed traveling to Europe and, most recently, took a safari in Kenya. While at home, they enjoy watching their youngest daughter teach and coach. Bill reports that they get a big kick out of watching their oldest daughter work as a trial attorney.
Jeff Collins ’72 visited Mark Senft ’75 while vacationing in Kailua Kona, Hawaii, in February 2006. Mark Senft ’75 visited with Michael Clark ’72 and his wife, Kat, while in Houston for Christmas in 2005.
1962 In the fall of 2005, Steve Brockmann spent 10 days in Cuzco, Machu Picchu and Lima, Peru, exploring Inca and pre-Inca archeological sites. Steve is the placement and historian for the Indianapolis chapter of the American Guild of Organists.
In February, Bob Monahan ’74 made a wrong turn into Mark Senft’s office building parking lot, saw his name on the building directory and immediately stopped up for a surprise visit.
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Payton Alexandra Cantanucci was born March 12 to Amy and Jared Cantanucci ’93.
Jim Wooldridge started his own business development and consulting company in 2005, working mostly with non-profit organizations.
1964 If you are a military veteran and have not already filled out a bio sheet for the class “Military Service Record,” please contact Rich (Doc) Williams at (480) 4836470. Sixteen members have already responded. Still looking for Bill Deam, Bud Shepard and Craig DeRemer.
Robin Roberts ’74, John Thomas ’74 and Scott Fenn ’74 enjoyed lunch together in January in Washington, DC.
Sarah Hiltabrand Sporrer writes “Happy 60th Birthday to all! A few of us will get together in August in Montana.”
1966 Stewart Black ’83 and daughters Elizabeth and Sophia with his fiancée, Sherry Storts, and her children Josée and Dylan. All are joined by dog, Zack.
Thorne Barrager has retired after 25 years with Exxon Mobil in Santa Barbara, CA. He has moved to Placerville, CA, to pursue property development opportunities. A meditation by Lou Storm will appear in The Upper Room, a publication with a worldwide circulation of 10 million in 170 languages. This is the fifth time Lou’s writing has appeared in the largest circulated daily devotional guide in the world.
1968 David Gray had to skip his annual visit with Tim Gillin and his family in Kansas City this year but hopes to make up for it with multiple visits in 2007.
1969 Since so many SSM grads ended up on the East coast, Ben Eaves ’00 and Jessica Tychsen ’00 organized a lunch in Boston. L-r: Bill McCreary ’02, Chelsea Sommers ’02, Erin Matré ’00, Jessica Tychsen ’00, Ben Eaves ’00, Michael Agliato ’00, Matt Pinchevsky ’00.
Kemp Skokos is an obstetriciangynecologist and a partner in the Woman’s Clinic in Fort Smith, AR, since 1981. The vice-president of the Puloski County Medical Society, he is also the father of two boys, ages 11 and 13.
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Virginia Clark Burger moved to Deer Harbor on Orcas Island, WA, in October 2005.
Ron Solyntjes is semi-retired, dabbling in real estate in southern Minnesota. He will attend a German language school in Vienna, Austria, for four weeks in August 2006. His daughter, Lena, graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College in May 2006 and begins teaching elementary school in the fall.
Three books written by Brad Berner, a professor at Western International University, are available from Amazon.com. The books are: The World According to Al Qaeda, Jihad: Bin Laden in His Own Words, and Quotations from Osama bin Laden. Brad writes: “The three books contain the words of Al Qaeda, Bin Laden and their followers and sympathizers. No other opinions are expressed. Translations have been granted by the BBC, National Public Radio, MEMRI, and various documents have been independently translated by scholars (friends of mine) from Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Lebanon. All Quranic citations are exact, unlike most other books of this nature, and most religious references are included, along with notes explaining the references. To date, the books have been ordered by major universities in the U.S., Europe, Latin America, South Africa and Russia, Egypt and Israel, in addition to counterterrorism institutes and national police forces.” Amazon.com’s “Inside the Book” feature allows users to view the contents of the books.
1971 Bob Von Tour’s daughter, Natalie Ann, graduated from Texas A&M and has a job with Rubbermaid in Seattle. Bob and Patti’s son, Nathan, and his wife, Kirsten, live in Seattle. Nathan works for Accenture and Kirsten is with Boeing. Bob and Patti visit often.
1974 Susan Cheney Ralston and her husband, George, had dinner with Susanne Reioux Blake and her husband, Kevin Blake ’79, last fall in Scottsdale, AZ. Susan says, “It is always fun to see them!”
1991 Jennifer Gislason Hensley and her husband, Matt, announce the birth of their daughter, Allison Ann Hensley, on April 5, 2006. She weighed 9 pounds, 7 ounces and was 20½ inches long.
1994 Brian Guastella has lived in Chicago since 1998 and his brother, John ’96, also lives there. Brian trades S&P index options on the Chicago Board of Options exchange. He recently traveled to Brazil for two weeks with fellow Shad Aaron Wagner ’93 in January 2006. Brian says that, “Two weeks later, the Super Bowl in Detroit was a blast!”
1998 Sarah Allen and James Gonnella were married on Feb. 11, 2006, at Saint Dominic’s Catholic Church in Northfield, MN. Joshua Allen ’00, Melissa Durand ’98, and Elizabeth Flack ’98 were among those who attended the couple. Bryn Jensen ’01, Father Henry Doyle, former
SSM faculty member Amine Bekhechi and his wife, Julie, and Megan Keator ’02 were among those at the celebration. Sarah Trick Oliver received her law degree from the University of Washington Law School. She will be taking the bar exam this summer and in August 2006 she and her husband, Dan, will be moving to Anchorage, Alaska, where she has a one-year clerkship.
1999 After playing professional minor league hockey for one year, Max Bull moved back to Denver and is currently working for Morgan Stanley. Ryan Caldwell played in his first National Hockey League game with the New York Islanders on April 15th against Ryan Malone and Sidney Crosby ’05 of the Pittsburgh Penguins. April Stojak was graduated from The Ohio State University as a Doctor of Pharmacy.
2000 Mikaela Silkey is studying at Creighton Law School in Omaha, NE.
2001 Aaron Stikeleather received a bachelor’s degree in physics from the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado and a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force. Samantha Wolf has graduated from Naropa University (CO). She received bachelor’s degrees in religious studies and early childhood education with a minor in traditional eastern art, visual arts.
2002 In May 2006, Jay Hanz graduated from Miami University with a bachelor’s degree in urban planning and Bryan May graduated from the College of the Holy Cross with a bachelor’s degree in architectural studies and an Asian studies concentration. Zach Parisé completed a very successful first full season with the New Jersey Devils of the NHL.
2004 Lisette Grulke, a student at Truman State University in Kirksville, MO, has been awarded the Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Award for News Photography for Region 7. She was also honored by the Missouri College Media Association at its annual conference. She received a second-place award for news photography and an honorable mention for photo page design. Lisette is a junior interdisciplinary studies major and the assistant photo editor at the Truman State University Index. Her photography can be seen in the Index, which is available online at www.TrumanIndex.com. Her artistic and professional portfolios are available at www.LisetteMetz.com. Dan Cashin spent four months in Central America studying sustainable development.
2005 Her teammates and coaches at Union College in Schenectady, NY, voted Alex Zirbel the Most Valuable Player for the 2005-06 hockey season.
St. Mary’s Hall
hen St. Mary’s Hall was about to open in 1866, the Archbishop of Canterbury wrote to Bishop Whipple:
May you see rich and abundant fruit from this your labor of love; and may all those present that day to listen to your wise and seasonable counsel have grace and strength so to profit by it that they may be your crown of rejoicing in That Day! More than thirty years later, as he neared the end of his life, Bishop Whipple himself reflected: Time will not permit me to tell the story of the loyal women who have been my helpers in this blessed work. I can gratefully write that there is not in the Church a School more worthy of love than St. Mary’s Hall. Now, more than a century after Bishop Whipple’s passing, we have the opportunity not only to “tell the story” of St. Mary’s Hall, but also to remember and pay tribute to “the loyal women”—and men—who have contributed to her success over the years. On the weekend of September 29-October 1, when the SSM Board of Trustees will be on campus for its annual fall meetings, members of the Board hope that many “Daughters” and friends also will be able to return to campus to “rejoice in That Day”—the 140th Anniversary of the founding of St. Mary’s Hall. Please watch your mail for more details about the celebration, or call the SSM Advancement Office at 888-729-4946.
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From The Archives — by Bob Neslund, faculty member and sesquicentennial book author
any Daughters and Old Shads of the 1960s and before will remember “Calling.”
When I came to Shattuck as a Master in the fall of 1964, at mid-week there would be an announcement something like this: “Sign up in the Dean’s office by tomorrow for Sunday afternoon Calling at St. Mary’s from 2 until 4.” As I understand it, here’s how it worked: A Shad would sign up to meet with a specific Saint, and that Saint would sign up for the Shad. On Thursday, after the applicants’ current disciplinary status had been checked for any possible restrictions, the respective deans would confer, and on Friday, the Calling list would be posted. Sunday Calling, which normally took place in the Drawing Room, though sometimes on the lawn, was a relatively formal affair. And, of course, several SMH faculty chaperones kept watch over the proceedings to assure that proper decorum was observed. Besides Calling and occasional dances, there were few times for Saints and Shads to get together. Shattuck had afternoons free on Wednesdays (after military exercises) and Saturdays (after morning classes)—but usually there were games. SMH had Thursday free, but the Shads were in school. And in the earliest days, when St. Mary’s was attached to the Bishop’s house downtown, there was even less opportunity: visitors needed to present a letter of introduction to the Principal. (There were a few times, though, when Shads, disguised, tried to pass as “relatives.”) Even on Sunday, when both schools went to the Cathedral, Saints and Shads sat on different sides.
One old story comes from the time of the original St. Mary’s, which was located at the corner of what today is Central Avenue and 6th Street. The prank happened in the dead of Lent, which would have made it all the funnier. The story involves not a Shad exactly, but a good approximation.... On a bleak, wintry Sunday morning in the late ’70s, faithful old O’Brien [the SMH janitor and general handyman] was horrified as he crossed the little court between the old gymnasium and the kitchen at an early hour, to discover a Shattuck boy, apparently, standing erect upon the cupola! The boy wore the resplendent dress uniform of those days with its imposing three rows of brass buttons, and was in perfect form, even to his white gloves. The ruling passion of O’Brien, loyal servitor of St. Mary’s from its inception, was to sustain the dignity of the school at all times and at all costs. Moreover, O’Brien was the sworn enemy of that genus, the Shattuck boy. His immediate fixed determination was, therefore, to remove that offending image before it could be seen by any other human being. Efficient and rapid though his endeavors were, however, he was unable to bring the figure (a Shattuck uniform neatly stuffed) to the ground before two girls, risen much too early, had seen from their window both the effigy and O’Brien’s frantic effort to remove it. (From Mollies’ News, 1930) So did O’Brien get the “Shad” down before the boys marched past on their way to church? Or who—Saints or Shads—had put it atop the cupola for all to see? (I suspect those two early risers, who may have found it irresistible
to stay away from the scene of the crime.) We’ll never know, of course, but we can be sure that all who did see it had a good laugh. P.S. Have you a good story about a prank or other unusual happening from your time at Shattuck, St. Mary’s or St. James? If so, please let me hear from you! I plan to include quite a few such stories in the Sesquicentennial book—but I would need to hear from you soon. My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Or send me a letter at P.O. Box 218, Faribault, MN 55021.
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