About the Front Cover: Our winter musical this year was the Broadway hit, The Wiz. The show was held February 13-15 and delighted full houses for all three performances. The expansive cast, including students from all grade levels, was directed by Rachel Haider, SSM’s new drama teacher. On the cover, the main characters contemplate a map to OZ. From left, Magdalena Mullerperth ’10 as the Tin Man, Eva Wright ’09 as the Scarecrow, faculty member Kendra Olson as the Lion and Zoie Reams ’10 as Dorothy.
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THE ARCH REVIVES MANY MEMORIES I really enjoy receiving The Arch. It brings back so many memories of so many experiences. The time I spent at Shattuck was a defining period of my life although I didn’t know it at the time. You might wonder how a fifteen-year-old boy could have a defining experience during two years at Shattuck. Englehardt in German. O’Roark in English. They were excellent. Frank Below, we called him “Buzz”, was outstanding in fourth-year English. He instilled in us a desire to learn, to have a firm grasp of our language and its literature. He left us with the feeling that learning didn’t end there but should be a lifelong pursuit. About the German I learned at Shattuck. The U.S. Field Artillery took me to Germany at the time of the Korean scuffle. I found out very soon that I could really speak German, which I did at every opportunity during my year there. Knowing that I could actually learn a foreign language and communicate effectively, I undertook French and Spanish. The French was great when I went to Paris to study surgery of the hand, which became my specialty. I use the Spanish on nearly a weekly basis in my medical practice here in California. The Crack Squad. Wow! I sneaked up over the Gym and watched one of their practice drills one night. God himself couldn’t have saved me if I were caught doing that. It was the tryouts of the new candidates. They were lined up going through the movements with their muskets. The members walked along behind them with these big, heavy belts. Each candidate in turn received a snap of the belt on the rear. Up and down the row they went. I probably don’t have to tell that didn’t feel very good. Then came “hell night.” That was when they made their final choices about who could join the Crack Squad. What stimulated me to write this letter was your update on Kenneth Wahl, who was my classmate. There were four or five boys that I considered to be my close friends and he was one of them. He was well built with average height. He had blond hair in a crew cut. He had been a skier before arriving at Shattuck. He had a bit of claustrophobia when winter came. He had some skis and he took a run down the toboggan slide. He said it wasn’t much of a thrill. He handled the stresses of our “new-boy” year as well as anyone else. And now you report that he has had a battle with mental illness. I never could have imagined that such a thing could ever have happened to him. Keep up the good work. I always look forward to the arrival of The Arch.
- Charles B. Clark ’49
2009 WINTER ISSUE Volume XXXIII, No. 1
CONTENTS Features From the Head of School..........................2-3 STEM Initiative.........................................4-5 weCreate Update.......................................6-7 Going Global in China .............................8-9 SSM Exchange Program........................10-11 Alumni News Annual Fund Update ............................20-21 Holiday Party ........................................24-25 Alumni Association....................................33 School News Basketball Highlights ............................12-13 Winter Musical: The Wiz ......................14-15 Figure Skating Highlights.....................16-17 Minnesota Orchestra and SSM .............18-19 SSM Parents’ Association......................22-23 Hockey Highlights ................................26-29 SSM News Notes...................................30-31 Green Magazine .........................................32 SSM Pavers.................................................34 Reflections..................................................35 From the Archives......................................41 In Memoriam .............................................36 Class Notes ...........................................36-40 Managing Editor: Amy Wolf • firstname.lastname@example.org • 507.333.1655 Editor: Julie Jensen•Julie_Jensen@comcast.net Design: Renée Thompson Contributing Writers: Julie Jensen, Catherine Chang, Amy Wolf, Tharan Leopold, Matt Cavellier, Robert Neslund Photography: Sherry Carter, Catherine Chang, Deborah Hickey, Michelle Phillips, Renée Thompson, Beth Trout, Johnnie Walker, Amy Wolf 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.
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Independent School of the Future By Nick Stoneman, Head of School
The Shattuck-St. Mary’s community has been very busy over the last several years. Our campus has been transformed with over $12 million invested in renovations and new structures. Our student body has grown from 295 to a targeted 450 for 2009-10, about a 50 percent increase. The endowment— before the recent stock market decline—more than doubled, and our financial future looks the strongest it has in decades. These developments are the result of many people, including students, parents, teachers, staff, and alumni, getting involved and really committing to the success of this 151-year-old organization Along the way we have, here on campus, fostered what is best characterized as a “culture of agility”—a belief in continuously cultivating opportunities for the enhancement and expansion of our program and all that we offer our students. Further, our unique location in the great plains of southern Minnesota has meant we have had to be distinct to be attractive to our prospective audiences. We have to offer opportunities that our peer schools out East do not. We have accomplished this through our athletic, academic and artistic Centers of Excellence, and will continue to do so as we both deepen our efforts in the existing Centers and expand into new ones. But we are also challenging the traditional paradigm of an independent school in ways beyond our Centers of Excellence: We are exploring the question of who can we reach. Historically, our students have predominantly been boarding students with a small percentage attending as day students, whereas today, day
students are about 25 percent of our total population. To widen the net we cast, we are in the midst of reviewing the opening of an on-line academy to serve those students unable to attend the School on-site, but who are interested in our program. It is a robust and potentially international market.
We are exploring different ways of offering our curriculum to our present students beyond the traditional classroom setting. Our Fridays are Different program, which debuted this year, provides unique enrichment as well as extra help possibilities each Friday. With the possible advent of an on-line academy, opportunities for students to choose a mix of classroom-based and on-line courses emerges, as does the ability to take classes in the summer. Further, faculty-led trips to distinct regions for a specific class (e.g., Greek and Roman history) during the school year while staying current in other classes through on-line participation, expands the learning possibilities for the students. Finally, through web-based collegiate collaborations, we can create unique and rigorous learning opportunities for our high-achieving students. We are exploring the power of collaborations. We are reaching out to an array of partners because we believe that by so doing we can make a difference both in the future of the School and in the lives of others. Specifically, we are constructing a new Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Center that will host not only our present STEM curriculum and a new BioScience Center of Excellence but will also host the STEM Academy, a K-12 outreach program for area students to attend in the evenings, on weekends and during vacations. Joining us in this collaboration will be the Science Museum of Minnesota, Teach for America, and St. Olaf and Carleton colleges. Further, we are partnering with several other nonprofits in the area to collectively pursue alternative energy possibilities.
The world our graduates are entering is both rapidly changing and increasingly competitive. We have gone to great lengths to study what it is we can do as a school to truly prepare our students, above and beyond that which all independent schools offer—a strong educational base. Our conclusion has been that we need to do all that we can to cultivate the creativity of our students and give them a greater sense of their innovative capacities. The weCreate program, described in detail in this Arch issue, is our response, one we are very excited about unveiling and one that is a unique product of this institution. The finances of an independent school have historically relied on tuition, endowment return, and annual giving. This “three-legged stool” cannot effectively keep pace with the rising costs of running an independent school and the retention of high-quality faculty and staff. We realized this some time ago and have been actively developing what we call supplemental sources of income or “SSIs.” Our goal is to have 12 percent to 15 percent of our annual budget met through these sources. The development of web initiatives, the expansion of summer offerings, the continued growth of Legacy Golf, the establishment of English Connections (our company based in Shanghai) and a host of other undertakings each reflect our movement toward this ambitious goal. With our evolution of the last several years, we no longer identify ourselves as strictly a college preparatory school in Faribault, Minnesota. Rather, we see our 151-year-old school serving as the core of what we truly consider ourselves to be—a multi-faceted global learning organization. We feel we have tremendous potential for growth and expansion, potential that will translate into exciting learning opportunities occurring on a daily basis, in a school built on sound financial footings that is seen as a leading example of the independent school of the future.
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Creating Collaboration, with Science at the Center By Julie Jensen, Contributing Writer
Construction of a new $6 million facility on the Shattuck-St. Mary’s School campus, beginning in the fall of this year, will be visible and obvious. What might require a closer look, however, is the philosophical foundation of the new building. The 24,000-square-foot STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Center—with its state-of-the-art classrooms and lab spaces, a new BioScience Center of Excellence, and a Mathematics Center of Excellence—will be the physical manifestation of the belief that knowledge for knowledge’s sake is not enough. Shattuck-St. Mary’s School students must take that knowledge and apply it—innovatively, creatively and collaboratively—to 21st-century issues. That is the goal of the STEM Academy, which will be housed in the STEM Center. “The STEM Center will be the outreach center for science education in southern Minnesota,” said Matt Ruby, SSM Director of Studies. “We expect 4,000 to 5,000 kids a year will go through the Center. This isn’t just a space; it’s a whole concept of science education. We began as a mission school and we have to reach out beyond the Arch.” The BioScience Center will enable students to better exploit the resources available in “medical alley,” such as the Mayo Clinic, through research projects and internships. Partnerships with a variety of educational institutions, from Carleton College and St. Olaf College to under-resourced schools in North Minneapolis, are being considered. Possible collaborations include AP (Advanced Placement) immersion
weekends or multinational teleconferences. In addition, the Science Museum of Minnesota will continue its outreach work by partnering with the School on STEM Academy programming and staffing, particularly focused on reaching disadvantaged students throughout southern Minnesota.
The Math Center will increase the level of interest in high-level math, and mathematicians at SSM. “We already have many fine math students and we will recruit kids specifically for the math program,” said Ruby. “The Math Center will be a real draw for those students.” In addition to the classrooms and labs, the building will house the weCreate Center, a collection of studios that will physically complement the weCreate website, which launches in April. The weCreate program, online and off, provides students with tools and mentors for collaborative and creative design projects in film, music and other media. Innovative options, such as weekend and summer sessions and
teleconferencing, along with weCreate tools will allow SSM to partner with Teach for America in supporting new and underfunded teachers. “Once we decided to not just update our labs but revolutionize the way we offer STEM education, our conversations with other schools and our own creativity generated far more ideas than we could accommodate,” said Patty Billings, Director of weCreate and School Construction Liaison. “We’re still prioritizing but we know we will (1) create a building presence on campus that honors the beauty of the current buildings, (2) provide interior space that, in a striking manner, supports the programming that we intend to offer both to students here and beyond the Arch, and (3) furnish and fit out that space in manner that allows us the flexibility demanded in current educational best practice but also gives us the flexibility to adjust to the demands decades into the future.” Ground-breaking for the STEM Center is scheduled for this fall with the building slated to open in fall 2010. Tim Goodwin, chair of the design committee, notes that the project’s innovative nature makes it unique.
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Architectural plans are in development for SSM’s new STEM Center, with groundbreaking expected for this fall. The Center will be attached to existing Shumway and Dobbin buildings.
“We are just in the early phases of the design process,” he said. “There are a number of buildings in the Twin Cities that we will probably visit, though with weCreate as a part of our project, it is quite unique. The most unique space will be the weCreate studio space and the BioScience independent lab space. This type of space to allow students to do their own research and projects is fairly uncommon for a high school setting.”
SSM is pursuing alternative energy options with a number of other non-profit partners.
Goodwin said the look of the classrooms will also be unusual, with a variety of classroom spaces designed for different means of instruction as well as some spaces that can be more open than a traditional classroom. “The goal is to have a Center that is noisy and busy, full of students collaborating on class work and projects,” said Goodwin. “Students will have a more modern learning experience. Some students will have more opportunity to explore their own projects and interests, both independently and in collaboration with other students and faculty.” According to Billings, the STEM Center creates a new “face” on the SSM campus. “The current buildings reflect our incredible roots and ability to educate through the generations,” she said. “The STEM Center is a very affirmative statement that we are also forward-looking, intentionally embracing the need to educate students in the STEM disciplines, as they are critical part of a 21st century education.”
Students involved in SSM’s new BioScience Program have the opportunity to shadow medical practitioners in such places as operating rooms.
Chun Jen Lin ’09 (left) and Megan Hirschy ’09(right) work together on an engineering project.
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Creating a Cradle of Creativity By Julie Jensen, Contributing Writer
Preparing students for fulfilling careers, inspiring students to become lifelong learners, and nurturing habits of generosity and collaboration in students have long been goals of educators at Shattuck-St. Mary’s School. But while the goals remain steadfast, the methods for reaching those goals must change with the times and the demands of an accelerating, 21st-century world. In an effort to cultivate more creativity and innovation in today’s SSM students, the School is launching weCreate, a program designed to engage students in a whole new way.
engineering, architecture, fashion design, photography, graphic design, writing and web design. Patty Billings, who has been working on the weCreate project since the fall of 2007, traces the project’s development back to a question posed by Head of School Nick Stoneman, who calls weCreate “as much a philosophy as a physical or virtual space.” “He asked, ‘How do we help students develop right brain skills and become creative and innovative?’ ” Billings said. “His answer was to meet students where they live (on the Internet) doing what they love (spending time on the computer).”
“The anchor of the studio is the design software,” says Billings. “We’re trying to find as much free and open source software as we can, and give students access to tutorials and help via links. For example, in the Photography studio, in addition to offering links to Photoshop and Photoshop Elements that students can purchase, the site will offer a link to GIMP, a highly respected, free photo-editing software package. All a student needs is a computer and Internet access.” Students will not be limited to collaborations with other SSM students. The site is intended for registered users, 14- to 19-year-olds, but will be open to anyone with Internet access. Knowing there will always be sensitivities where students are concerned, there is a system to flag inappropriate comments or postings for administrative review, Billings said. The website will be funded by advertising, built on the Google model. “This will be a creativity social network with the tools that people need and access to an audience,” explained Ruby. “The website takes down barriers to allow for collaboration.”
“The approach in weCreate is to give students the opportunity to work on innovation and creativity in the most friction-free environment Here’s one example of what possible,” explained Matt The weCreate home page includes a menu of studio options on the left. the SSM administrators Ruby, SSM Director of hope might happen: A Studies. “There’s a lot of Shattuck-St. Mary’s student brain research described, for example, Within each studio, students will have writes a screenplay for a short film. in A Whole New Mind: Moving from the access to tools to create projects and to She connects, via the website, with Information Age to the Conceptual Age by mentors in related professions. (Alumni a student in Los Angeles who shoots Daniel Pink, that indicates we need to with relevant backgrounds or interests the film. They find a musician in Dallas help students develop their right-brain in topic areas should contact Billings who puts together a soundtrack. Then, skills. We spend a lot of time in the about mentoring opportunities.) There a teenager in New York City suggests classroom working on compliance and will be community-driven message adding shots from his city to the film, that is not sufficient for today’s students.” boards where students can develop and a student in Bozeman, MT, designs threads, and chat rooms in which the and creates the graphics for the film. The core of the program is a website, content will be developed by the comweCreate.org, designed to develop “weCreate is going to be another way munity. Students could, for example, users’ innovative and creative skills the School can demonstrate its outpost questions like “How can I become in an online environment. The site reach and commitment to innovation a professional photographer?” or start will offer studios focused on areas of beyond the Arch,” said Billings. The discussions on topics like black and interest that students naturally gravitate Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf white photography. to: music, film and video, animation,
and YMCAs are among the entities with which SSM will collaborate. Four studios—music, film and video, photography, and graphic design— will launch in April, with more being developed. “We don’t want to overwhelm students with too many studios at first. And we know they’ll keep coming back if we keep putting new resources out there,” said Billings. “We expect to roll out a new studio every few months for the next year or so. As time goes on, some studios may fade and others may develop. We already have a list of phase two items but we’ll see how students receive the first four. “We intend this to be very much a reflection of the community of users. There are measurement tools on the site to track user level and visitor load. We’ll be able to see what studios are and aren’t getting traffic.” In addition to the interest-area studios, the weSolve Studio will provide the opportunity for students to come together to creatively address some of the specific problems faced in society today, such as childhood obesity, water quality, global warming or the energy crisis. SSM students will be able to work with students across the country, or the world, on issues of mutual interest and importance, either by choosing from prompts on the site or initiating their own projects.
natural collaborations emerge, one student here will have this, another student somewhere else will have that. A student at SSM might say to us, ‘We need to buy a copy of this software,’ and students will also be learning self-advocacy skills and how to work within an organization.” Is weCreate an educational site or a recreational one? The answer is … yes. “The work students do in weCreate is intended to be an extracurricular activity,” Billings said. “We’ve put a great deal of effort into making it appealing to students and we hope that as they’re having fun, they’re also developing great skills for the work world. Teachers are very enthusiastic about the project. They see it as giving them a bigger tool bag for getting kids engaged in the subject. For example, if a teacher were going to ask students to write a five-page paper, instead the teacher might ask for a project done through weCreate, such as a documentary film. Something that students have more interest in than a traditional assignment. That higher level of engagement can lead to a deeper command of the subject matter.”
galleries. There, other users can view the projects, rate them and comment on them. “Our students will have their work judged in a real-world environment,” said Ruby. “The product—what students are creating—will be the measure of this program’s success. These products could be part of a portfolio aspect to transcripts. Imagine an A student with no portfolio and an A student with a portfolio of collaborative projects. Which student would a college prefer? Or, what about a student who is less successful in traditional academics but has proven skills in other areas? We think of the School as an ecosystem. The traditional School is one creature and weCreate is another creature. We’re confident that they will hybridize and that collaborations and cross-purposing will happen seamlessly.”
Whether the projects are assigned or not, students will be able to upload their completed work to weCreate
“We may have students who move beyond the tools on weCreate pretty quickly,” said Ruby. “So, as these
Here is a sample of the interactive weCreate photography studio, offering a range of options for users.
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GOING GLOBAL How SSM is Finding itsWay to China
By Julie Jensen, Contributing Writer
When Edmund Cheung ’73 came to Shattuck-St. Mary’s School in 1971, he was fully one-third of the Chinese student population. Thirty years later, 10 times as many students from Asia (including 11 from Mainland China) are enrolled in the School. Impressive growth? Maybe. But not nearly impressive enough for Cheung, Chuck Beard ’54 and SSM’s English Connections project. “The primary goal of English Connections is to establish ShattuckSt. Mary’s School as a major player in China,” says Roy Bergeson, whom the School has hired to do on-site development work in China. This winter, SSM Mandarin teacher Catherine Chang and two students went to Yan’an High School in Shanghai as part of an exchange program. The exchange program may be just the start of the School’s foray into China. Other possibilities include increased recruiting of Chinese students and a campus in China. “I think we have an opportunity to make a global contribution to the world we live in,” says Beard. Beard and his wife, Suzanne, traveled extensively throughout China last fall. During their visit, they met with Cheung, Bergeson and Yi Cheng, the father of current SSM student Bing Yu. “A school in China could be the ultimate goal. We want to recruit more students of high quality from China and establish some way for our students to go there. Perhaps an exchange program is the most realistic objective. A long-term objective might be to establish a school there. I think the focus of the program is to give SSM students international exposure to students from other cultures, to broaden their horizons and better prepare them to make a contribution to the world.”
In November 2007, Head of School Nick Stoneman tapped Bergeson, a seasoned educator with significant experience in China, to develop English Connections and explore the potential for an American secondary school in China. “My experience of travel and work in China extending back 20 years has created a network of relationships and experience,” says Bergeson. “ShattuckSt. Mary’s tradition of seeing itself as a center of international education seemed to fit perfectly with the needs in China.
ary and collegiate level. As we explored the possibilities, we learned of more and more areas where the strengths and traditions of Shattuck-St. Mary’s fit with the needs in China. The broad SSM family—alums, parents, supporters —provides a network of international connections.” As Bergeson sees it, Shattuck-St. Mary’s has much to offer China: experience and expertise in teaching English to non-native speakers, experience and expertise in operating a dynamic college preparatory secondary school, and the innovative and creative new program, weCreate. “We have introduced weCreate to the students and faculty at Yan’an High School,” says Bergeson. “Future cooperation will result in a virtual math/science classroom so that the students and faculty from the two schools can work together every day instead of in only once-a-year trips.” Cheung agrees that ShattuckSt. Mary’s School is attractive to Chinese parents, but, based on his own experience, he puts a more personal spin on the School’s appeal.
Making their own global connections are alumni Edmund Cheung ’73 (left) and Chuck Beard ’54 (right). The two men met in Hong Kong during Chuck’s travels to Asia. Edmund, being the exemplary host he is, made sure they had a sunset view of Hong Kong’s skyline. “Chinese parents definitely want the “What Nick saw was the tremendous discipline,” he says. “SSM has the discidemand in China for learning English. pline and the academic excellence. It’s There are more Chinese in China who an excellent, controlled environment want to learn English than there are with which Chinese parents would be native speakers of English in the entire very comfortable. Plus, it offers a good United States. Nick also saw that while British and Canadian secondary schools balance between academics and sports. The American sports system really had established themselves in China, builds up your self-confidence. A school no American secondary school had that offers hockey and Mandarin? Isn’t focused on China. Not only do many it perfect?” Chinese want, and need, to learn English but thousands and thousands Cheung, who produces television of Chinese students want to come to commercials, serves on the advisory American schools, both at the second-
board of his “other” alma mater, the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. NYU has also begun to expand its educational reach to China and other countries, both virtually and physically. Cheung would like to see SSM develop similar concrete objectives for the School’s China initiative. “There is a growing middle class in China, particularly Beijing and Shanghai,” says Cheung. “Also, with China’s one-child policy, parents will spend money for a good education for their child. It will give our School an advantage if we have a presence in China. SSM will get left out if we don’t get in on the globalization of education.”
leader and raising its people from extreme poverty to, at least, the middle class. Chinese parents want their children to understand Western culture and have a chance to be successful in a global economy. They also want them to learn the core values we share, learn how to study and how to organize their thoughts, and prepare for college or graduate study. In my view, our environment at Shattuck-St. Mary’s, meets this criteria in spades.”
While there is plenty of enthusiasm for strengthening the ties between the School and China, there is also a recognition that there are still significant challenges. “Western and Chinese culture, both in education and business, are vastly different,” says Bergeson. “Nothing goes as quickly as one expects or hopes. While there is an easy meeting of the minds across the Pacific as to the goals, the process of turning those goals into solid working school and business relationships is painstaking.” Beard, a former trustee of the School and currently vice president of the School’s Foundation, is one who believes that the challenges and obstacles shouldn’t stop the School from moving forward with its drive to strengthen its presence in China. “China is recognized as the country that will be the most dominant force in the 21st century,” points out Beard. “With 1.3 billion people and growing, China is committed to being a world
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Yan’an High School and SSM The Launch of a School
Exchange Program After a year of preliminary contacts, this year Shattuck-St. Mary’s began an exchange program with Yan’an High School (YHS) in Shanghai, China. In late January, six YHS visitors (two teachers and four students) came to SSM and spent 10 days in Faribault. While here, these visitors experienced the cold Minnesota winter as well as the energy and thrills of life at SSM. In March, two SSM students (Zoie Reams ’10 and Soo Bin Kim ’10), along with a teacher (Catherine Chang), visited YHS in Shanghai. YHS is located in the city of Shanghai. The school has about 1,500 10th to 12th grade students and has a long history of excellent academic performance and extracurricular activities. It is a leading high school institution in China and has links with many European schools. YHS students are all from Shanghai (or have families there), because YHS is a Shanghai municipal public high school. Boarding is only a method to prepare its students for their future independence and to enable them to lead disciplined lives. The schedule at YHS is highly structured. Students are in their classrooms before 6:30 a.m. for morning study hall and have breakfast at around 7:30 a.m. Following breakfast, there is an all-school assembly. Classes are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. After dinner, students return to their classrooms for evening study hall until 9:30 p.m. The students return home for the weekends, so at that time, the entire school is empty. While at YHS, the SSM students participated in the school’s morning classes and activities. Although the SSM students were advanced Mandarin students, the language barrier was quite a challenge
By Catherine Chang, SSM Mandarin Chinese Instructor
but they were able to adapt well. The YHS environment has enabled both students to work on improving their spoken Mandarin. In the afternoons, YHS made arrangements for the SSM students to tour the city. By exploring Shanghai, the SSM students were able to feel its rapid speed and abundant energy.
What the students observed most about Shanghai was the immense population— it was inescapable nearly everywhere they went. The students also noted the city’s ability to weather the storm of changes that have happened since the 1980s. In spite of the rapid building, there are still quaint areas within the city which demonstrate the essence of traditional Chinese art and architecture. One such area is the water village, which is a taxi ride outside of the city center. The SSM students enjoyed their time at the water village; it was a welcome break from the crush of people in the city. SSM students had the opportunity to sample the local cuisine in Shanghai, most notably the “bao-zi” (traditional southern Chinese dumplings). For the SSM students, Shanghai represented a wonderful blend of Chinese and Western cultures, with an energy that reflects the growing youth culture there.
From left, Faculty member Catherine Chang, Soo Bin Kim ’10, Zoie Reams ’10 and Sherry Tsai ’10 Shanghai is not only a vibrant metropolis but also the most populous city in China. In the early 19th century, an influx of foreigners turned this Chinese fishing town into an Asian hub of world capitalism. Currently, Shanghai is still developing at a rapid rate, and the city will soon become the financial center of Asia. The energy of both its people (in terms of population and diversity) and the speedy development of Shanghai provided quite a contrast to the quiet life the SSM students enjoy in Faribault.
From Shanghai, the group went to Beijing on the train. The berths on the high-speed train were comfortable but small. The train arrived in the morning and a driver was our tour guide to many of the historical sights in Beijing. In comparison to Shanghai, Beijing is an official city. In spite of rapid development on the outskirts of the city, Beijing still retains remnants of the imperial system, including the Forbidden City as well as other imperial sites. The “new” China has built large official buildings to house the offices and meeting rooms where the National Peoples’ Congress meets, as well as where the official decisions are made. The SSM students immediately sensed
the differences between the two cities. Traffic in Beijing was more orderly. People were more subdued, and politics seemed to permeate the city. During the two days in Beijing, SSM students made trips to the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the Tianâ€™an men Square, and the Summer Place (Yi-He Yuan). The time in Beijing also included testing different styles of Chinese cuisine at various restaurants. For the SSM students, the trip to China was a first-hand introduction to Chinaâ€™s language, people and culture. The immersion environment assisted both students with their Chinese language development. For the School, the building of an exchange program with YHS is another way to enhance the educational opportunities for its students in preparing them for a global experience in life beyond the Arch.
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THE GLOBALIZED GAME By Marc Zarefsky, Faribault Daily News
emphasis on teamwork and fundamentals finally sunk in this year, and he, and his players, are seeing the results in the win column. “We don’t have anyone who is a genuine shooter or anyone who can really go one-on-one and take over a game,” Garlinski said. “When you see us play, we maybe make one or two jump shots. All we score on is layups and free throws. I finally convinced them that that’s their strength. You’re not going to fly above anybody, you’re not going to outshoot anybody, you’re just going to outthink them and outhustle them.” But there is still a part inside many of the SSM players that wants to showboat. They want to go one-on-one. That’s how they learned the game.
Yichao “Daniel” Qian ’10 goes up for a shot in a home game against the Hmong Academy on January 7. The Sabres won 58-11. Henry Shih did not learn the game of basketball in his backyard. He didn’t shoot hoops in his driveway, or at school, or with any organized team. He learned the game with a controller. Growing up in Taiwan, Shih, now a junior on the Shattuck-St. Mary’s basketball team, was introduced to basketball by playing the NBA Live 2004 video game. His fingers taught him about crossover dribbles and spin moves, behind-the-back passes and high-flying slam dunks. Shih became so interested in the sport that he and his friends in Taiwan tried to play the game. There was no organization. There were no coaches. It was a game of who had the fanciest moves. That was five years ago. Today Shih plays a different type of basketball, a game centered around defense and teamwork. “If we don’t play defense our coach will just make us sprint,” Shih said this week. “We all have our ways to play basketball, but we have to try to work together.” Sometimes working together can be a challenge for the Sabres, who have 10 international
players and four different countries — Korea, China, Taiwan and the United States — represented on their 12-man roster.
Like Shih and his video game experience, many of the international players on the Sabres roster began learning about basketball through the NBA, oftentimes watching highlight clips on YouTube. But YouTube often shows only one side of the game. “They’re not YouTubing the state championship from last year. They’re not YouTubing zone defense,” Garlinski
STYLES CLASH. “When I came to Shattuck I tried to do my stuff,” senior Sung Ho Shin said. “I tried to dribble, just go one-on-five.”
LANGUAGES CLASH. “The biggest challenge is probably communicating on the floor because they all speak different languages and English is their second language,” said sophomore Patrick Kent, one of two Americans on the team. In 2007 the team won just one game. Last year they went 5-15. This year, though, there is no clashing among the Sabres. They are no longer individuals playing for themselves. They are no longer divided by their language.
THEY ARE A TEAM. SSM is off to a 5-2 start this season and is a viable contender to win the Eastern Minnesota Athletic Conference. Third-year coach Andrew Garlinski’s
Senior Sung Ho Shin ’09 plays defense against his Hmong Academy opponent.
said. “They like the superstars, the showboat, one-on-one guys.” But Garlinski has learned to use YouTube to his advantage. During a practice last week, the SSM coach was trying to explain the proper way to shuffle your feet on defense, and several of the players responded with blank stares.
SSM Girls Rebound
for Conference Title
Garlinski’s response? “Go YouTube Scottie Pippen.” While Pippen’s defense earned him a spot on the list of the NBA’s 50 Greatest Players, it was his teammate, Michael Jordan, who is oftentimes given credit for globalizing the game. “He’s real famous,” senior Yoon Gi Moon said. “Everyone knows him. Koreans who don’t even play basketball know him.” Jordan instilled a hope of NBA stardom in kids all over the world, but the SSM players did not come to the United States to be basketball players. They came for their academics. Still, while they are gaining knowledge in the classroom, they are also getting educated on the court. Rarely do they have communication issues anymore — Garlinski instituted a rule that only English be spoken on the court or on the bench during games or practice. Many of the players are also in their second or third year on the team, so they have learned how to play alongside one another and feed off of those around them.
Members of the 2008-09 Girls Varsity basketball team celebrate their conference championship success with Head Coach Brett Carey. Despite starting the season 1-2, the SSM girls basketball team won the Eastern Minnesota Athletic Conference Championship and finished the season with a 16-2 record.
“For years the kids at Shattuck had just gotten used to getting beaten up every game, and no one was really disappointed,” Garlinski said. “Now they’re confident. They know they can win. They walk on the court expecting to win.” And through that transformation, a group of individuals with different backgrounds and different experiences found a way to unite and come together as one, an achievement they can’t learn how to do on YouTube.
“At the beginning of the year, our goal was to improve and never give up,” Coach Brett Carey told the Faribault Daily News after the Sabres defeated the Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf, 52-36, to earn the conference title. “We lost two of our first three games, so it was definitely a nice turnaround. [The players] started playing a lot smarter, being a lot more patient Senior Brooklyn Dyce ’09 on both offense and defense. They directs action on the court. started playing better as a team.”
“We usually get along with our own country people, but when you play basketball you can make friends from everywhere,” senior Hyunbin Lee said. “Our team plays really good now because we know each other well. Those kind of things really help us to be not one individual player but a team as a whole.”
In the conference title game, C.J. Rhoades ’09 led all scorers with 28 points and hit back-to-back three-pointers with four minutes left in the game. Brooklyn Dice ’09 had 12 points, eight rebounds and four assists. C.J. Rhoades ’09 was named Faribault Daily News’ “Athlete of the Week” on March 3, 2009.
This article is from the January 24, 2009, Faribault Daily News and was written by sports editor Marc Zarefsky. SSM basketball was strong for the boys’ and girls’ team this season. (See related story.) The boys’ varsity team completed its season with a record of 12-7. This article is reprinted with permission from Zarefsky and the Faribault Daily News.
SSM WINTER MUSICAL
Fantastic costumes dazzled the audiences for Shattuck-St. Mary’s winter musical, The Wiz. A fun, funky and contemporary version of The Wizard of Oz, The Wiz adds gospel, rhythm and blues, snappy dialog and sharp humor to the story of Dorothy and Toto’s adventures. “Blending conventional designs with splashes of contemporary, the colorful costumes truly helped establish the story for both the performers and the audience alike,” said Rachel Haider, SSM’s director of drama. “Favorites included the Tinman’s silvery suit from head to toe, the feathery, but freaky wings of the Flying Monkeys, Evileene’s over-sized hips and shrunken Winkie head belt, Addaperle’s crazy, multi-colored outfit, Scarecrow’s supersized hat, every shade of green you can imagine for the Emerald City Citizens, and Lion’s gorgeous, realistic make-up.” Haider said the fact that most people are familiar with the classic story made it fun for the actors and crew to give it a modern twist. “The Wiz also allowed us great freedom to explore the world of rhythm and blues music,” she said, “providing a fantastic opportunity for our singers, dancers and instrumentalists to stretch their talents.” Sixty-eight SSM students collaborated on the musical, including 36 on stage, 12 in the pit orchestra and “pit singers,” and another 20 students working behind the scenes to help build and run the technical aspects of the show.
Above, Nick Park ’13 played the Wiz while Lauren Eberwein ’11 was the Wicked Witch of the West.
“We had so many noteworthy performances in this show!” said Haider. “Every soloist was outstanding; the dancers were terrific; the ensemble was amazing. Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tinman, Lion (the ‘Four Friends’ as we called them), were each exceptional individually and also developed a close bond that really showed through on stage. Zoie Reams ’10, as Dorothy, combined the sweet innocence of her role with the can-do attitude of today’s young women; her singing was heartwarming. Magdalena Mullerperth ’10, as the Tinman, dis-
played her incredible showmanship. Well-known for her outstanding piano proficiency, we all discovered Magdalena’s singing, acting and dancing talents, too! Two of the witches stole the second act: Lauren Eberwein ’11, as the Wicked Witch of the West, with her versatile singing and over-the-top character, and Wendy Shon ’13, as Glinda, with two beautiful ballads.” Along with stunning costumes and magical music, the SSM drama crew added some technical wizardry to its repertoire. “Nick Park ’13 developed a powerful character as the Wiz (the ‘great and powerful Wizard of Oz’),” explained Haider. “During our final week before opening, we added all the technical elements for the show. We gave Nick a reverberating microphone that added a grand echo to his speaking, which helped him make his character even more commanding.” In the grand tradition of the theater, the Shattuck-St. Mary’s crew even faced its own “the show must go on” moment. “To make our munchkins shorter and sillier, we put them on preschool-sized hippity-hop balls,” Haider explained. “It was really a great effect! But one night, two balls were missing just as the dancers needed them for their song ‘He’s the Wiz!’ Instead of getting flustered, the two dancers bravely did the full dance crouched down as if they were on invisible balls. They blended with the other dancers and no one even noticed!” Following the final performance of “The Wiz”, Zoie Reams ’10 was inducted into the Dramatic Association. Founded in 1867, the “DA” is the oldest student organization on campus.
Eva Wright ’09 as Scarecrow
The adorable munchkins
From left, Maggie Hausmann ’13, Shae Watson ’12, and Cole Kletschka ’12
Magdalena Mullerperth ’10 as Tinman
Faculty member Kendra Olson as Lion
Zoie Reams ’10 starred as Dorothy.
From left, Row 1: Dean Huang ’12, Shae Watson ’12, Jack Dudley ’13, Maggie Hausmann ’13, Regina Suarez ’13, Sherry Tsai ’10 and Sawako Yoshioka ’10. Row 2: Johanna Ruby ’12, Shelby Miller ’15, Micaela Hayton ’15, Michelie Little ’12, Michelle Chan ’12, Sydney Eberwein ’12 and Nicholas Greco ’15. Row 3: Waitin Kam ’11, Adrianna Simonelli ’10, Lauren Eberwein ’11, Nick Park ’13, Brittany Lau ’12, Anna Steinberg ’12, Christina Lompado ’11, Grace Paulsen ’09, Wendy Shon ’13, Alison Haider ’13, Cole Kletschka ’12, Karen Yatsko ’10 and Katie Kiewel ’11. Back row: Magdalena Mullerperth ’10, Eva Wright ’09, Zoie Reams ’10 and Kendra Olson.
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Shattuck-St. Mary’s School figure skaters delighted audiences in a variety of settings and competitions this year. Individual highlights included a fifth-place finish in the Japanese National Juniors by Nanoha Sato ’11, who performed a flawless Short Program. Taylor Blair ’11 also earned an impressive fifth place at the Junior Nationals in Lake Placid, NY. Brittany Lau ’12 won the Junior Ladies event in the Singapore National Championships.
Seventeen SSM skaters competed in 33 events at Hiawathaland Open Competition in Rochester, MN, in February. SSMers earned 12 golds: 2 each for Emily Young ’09, Nanoha Sato ’11 and Taylor Blair ’11; 1 each for Maggie Hausmann ’13, Madeline Peterson ’10, Xavier Buhman’14, Layla King ’13, Terra Traub ’11 and William Flotte ’14. Three SSM skaters took home silvers: two each for Anna Steinberg ’12 and Brittany Lau ’12 and one for Madeline Peterson. SSMers also won five bronze and six pewter medals. In addition to the competitive schedule, SSM skaters also added sparkle to several SSM events including the Christmas Walk and Winter Carnival Weekend. The Christmas Walk show included Counterpoints and the SSM Emily Young ’09 Pre-Conservatory Quartet as an opening to the show. “E was asked to help present the roses to the Prep Team’s graduating seniors to give to their parents on Saturday night during Winter Carnival. She also skated an exhibition after the first period,” said Director of Figure Skating Diana Ronayne. The Winter Carnival Weekend Exhibition included performances by two Team Braemar Synchronized teams. The Team Braemar Junior Team, which has won the U.S. Sectionals and U.S. National Competitions this season and earned a spot in the World Synchronized Skating Challenge Cup for Juniors, performed a Short Program and its Freestyle program. Nine skaters were in the spring musical, The Wiz, and the entire skating team performed in the dance concert.
Don’t miss our spring ice show:
May 30, 2009!
During spring break, Ronayne and six skaters traveled to Ice Castles International in Lake Arrowhead, CA. “We took a boat tour of Lake Arrowhead, shopped the village, walked the mountain, toured Hollywood Walk of Fame, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, Hollywood Bowl, homes of stars, LA, UCLA, Rodeo Drive, Melrose Place and Venice Beach,” said Ronayne, “and, of course, Disneyland.” Upcoming spring competitions include Kansas City April 2-5 and Dallas April 24-26.
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SSM parent Deborah Hickey, shown above with her son, Stephen, has been a tireless photographer for school events. As a former figure skater, she has taken a special interest in the SSM program and has supplied numerous â€œwinningâ€? images, many of which you see here. Thank you, Deborah. Team Braemar made an appearance at the Winter Family Weekend exhibition and wowed the audience with their precision team skating. The synchronized skating team competes internationally and is based in Minnesota.
The entire SSM community witnessed a memorable event on Wednesday, November 5, when one of our students was a guest artist with the Minnesota Orchestra. Ten buses carrying the entire student body and faculty headed to Orchestra Hall in downtown Minneapolis. Once at Orchestra Hall, the SSM entourage filled about a third of the main floor for a Young People’s Concert at 11:30 a.m. Capturing the hearts of the audience and impressing members of the orchestra was SSM student Magdalena Mullerperth ’10.
She earned the performance opportunity through winning the Young People’s Symphony Concert Association (YPSCA) competition in early 2008. Following the concert, the SSM student body and faculty boarded the buses and enjoyed sack lunches enroute to several locations throughout the Twin Cities for an afternoon of experiential learning. Destinations included the Minnesota History Center, the Mill City Museum, the Science Museum of Minnesota and the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Upon arriving back at campus in time for dinner, students and faculty felt as though they had definitely enjoyed a different type of day in the life of SSM! Right and below: Magdalena Mullerperth ’10 receives congratulations from Orchestra Conductor Mark Russell Smith as well as spontaneous applause from the audience at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis. Students and faculty fill the outdoor plaza at Orchestra Hall.
MINNESOTA STRING AND ORCHESTRA TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION: MARY WEST SOLO COMPETITION
November 2008 Zhou Long ’09 ................Winner Over-all Derek Huang ’10.............Winner of the Junior Division
YOUNG PEOPLES’ SYMPHONY CONCERT ASSOCIATION OF THE MINNESOTA ORCHESTRA January and February 2009 Zhou Long ’09 ................Prize winner Derek Huang ’10.............Prize winner
LA CROSSE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA COMPETITION January 2009 Derek Huang ’10.............Third place
SPHINX COMPETITION, DETROIT MICHIGAN January 2009 James Zabawa ’09............Semi-finalist Prize winner
THURSDAY MUSICAL YOUNG ARTISTS SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION March 2009 Xiaohan Sun ’12..............Winner of the Junior High Division
SCHUBERT April 2009
CLUB SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION
The following students have advanced to the finals, which were held on Saturday April 18, 2009: Zhou Long ’09 Derek Huang ’10 Xiaohan Sun ’12
ST. PAUL CHAMBER MUSIC COMPETITION The Shattuck St. Mary’s Pre-Conservatory String Quartet, students listed below, has been advanced to the finals, which will be held on Sunday April 26, 2009. James Zabawa ’09 Derek Huang ’10 Xiaohan Sun ’12 Zhou Long ’09
C H A R I TA B L E G I V I N G TO SSM
2008-09 Annual Fund Update By Tharan Leopold, Assistant Director of Institutional Advancement Recently I was reminded of an outstanding Biblical quote admired by Trustee Dr. Bill Bevan ’62. The inscription, which is noted on a refurbished stained glass window in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd, declares “Unto whom much has been given, much is required.” I know Dr. Bevan would agree with me that, by definition, you have been given much if you or a loved one has been or currently is a student at Shattuck-St. Mary’s School. The reality is that when you give to the SSM Annual Fund you support the breadth and depth of a Shattuck-St. Mary’s education. You help enhance the life-changing SSM experience by providing today’s students with scholarships, quality faculty and staff, and opportunities to build character and serve society. Your tax-deductible gift really does affect students directly. Here are just a few examples of how your contribution will help students attending Shattuck-St. Mary’s today:
25 = $ 80 = $ 250 = $ 435 = $ 750 = $ 1,095 $ 1,106 $ 2,486 $
a book, a magazine subscription, or a DVD for the library a match ball for soccer a camera for the digital photography class minor tuning of the organ in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd outfits the environmental science class with technology to study outdoors
hockey goal frames, nets and bumper pads
One day of technology including software, servers, networks and license agreements
Gas and electricity to operate SSM for one day
In an effort to be good stewards of the environment, an Annual Fund reply envelope has been included with this edition of Through the Arch. Please fill out the enclosed envelope with your gift today. Of course, you can also make a credit card donation by visiting www.s-sm.org and clicking on the “Support SSM” tab at the bottom. Heartfelt thanks and gratitude to everyone who has made an Annual Fund contribution to date, resulting in $603,258 (as of 4/1/09). Your participation at any level will count (literally and figuratively) in reaching our goal of $950,000 before June 30.
2008-2009 Annual Fund Participation by Class Year (as of 4/1/09) 1928 .......50% 1929 .......50% 1930 .........0% 1931 .......33% 1932 .......20% 1933 .........0% 1934 .......29% 1935 .......25% 1936 .........0% 1937 .......11% 1938 .........0% 1939 .......23% 1940 .......26% 1941 .........7% 1942 .......21% 1943 .......39% 1944 .......19% 1945 .......21% 1946 .......17% 1947 .......29% 1948 .......24% 1949 .......23% 1950 .......32% 1951 .......19% 1952 .......18% 1953 .......21% 1954 .......27%
1955 .......32% 1956 .......25% 1957 .......16% 1958 .......14% 1959 .......21% 1960 .......19% 1961 .......10% 1962 .......18% 1963 .......15% 1964 .......20% 1965 .......19% 1966 .......16% 1967 .........6% 1968 .......16% 1969 .......11% 1970 .........7% 1971 .........7% 1972 .......20% 1973 .......14% 1974 .......16% 1975 .......28% 1976 .........6% 1977 .........8% 1978 .......12% 1979 .......20% 1980 .......16% 1981 .........4%
1982 .........7% 1983 .........0% 1984 .........2% 1985 .......11% 1986 .........2% 1987 .........5% 1988 .......11% 1989 .........0% 1990 .........8% 1991 .........0% 1992 .........4% 1993 .........5% 1994 .........8% 1995 .......11% 1996 .........3% 1997 .........5% 1998 .......11% 1999 .........4% 2000 .........8% 2001 .........0% 2002 .........4% 2003 .........0% 2004 .........0% 2005 .......13% 2006 .........9% 2007 .........7% 2008 .......37%
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from the SSM Parentsâ€™ Association Board
Christmas Walk activities included, from top to bottom, face painting, childrenâ€™s games, a figure skating exhibition, holiday dance and, of course, time with our very own SSM Santa!
The fall and winter terms have been busy for parent volunteers with numerous Parents’ Association activities. We started the school year by welcoming new and returning students and parents during Registration Weekend. Volunteers provided welcome packets to new parents and also assisted the SSM staff with student registration.
As usual, the Parents’ Association Board members quickly moved into fundraising mode. Fundraising began early this year with the addition of an online auction. A selection of donated items was available for online bidding in late September and early October. We were also able to use the online auction website to preview items that would be available at our Silent and Live Auctions during Fall Family Weekend. The Parents’ Association sold 22 items online, totaling $1,880 and also received a generous $1,000 donation through our auction website. The Parents’ Association hosted several events during Fall Family Weekend, held Oct. 10-12. Our annual Silent and Live Auction fundraiser kicked off on Friday with bidding on more than 300 silent auction items. On Saturday, we sponsored a Town Hall meeting for parents to discuss issues with the SSM administration. This year, for the first time, the technology department was able to provide live web access for parents who could not be present in person. The Parents’ Association closed the fundraising portion of the weekend Saturday evening with a wine reception in the library and a Live Auction in Johnson Armory. In addition to donated items, two “Fund-A-Need” requests were sold during the live auction. The Fund-A-Need bidding raised $10,100, which fully funded transportation for all students to attend a concert performance by fellow student Magdalena Mullerperth at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis in November; and also fully funded the cost of a Frisbee golf course on campus. Total auction proceeds were $47,397 and the Parents’ Association Board is looking forward to fulfilling a variety of funding needs on campus during the spring term.
The Sixth Annual Christmas Walk was held on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008. Coordination of this event was a collaborative effort between the Parents’ Association and the SSM faculty and staff. The Visual and Performing Arts Department coordinated student choral, dance, drama and instrumental performances in a variety of venues throughout the Middle and Upper School campuses. The Parents’ Association Board and other parent volunteers decorated the Middle School, Upper School and the Sabre Café. This year’s decorations were updated by a generous donation of new ornaments from a parent employed by Macy’s Department Store. The Johnson Armory provided visitors a place to rest and to visit with Santa. Several local vendors sold their holiday wares; and the Parents’ Association sponsored a holiday bake sale and provided free cookie decorating and face painting for children. Many student volunteers were on hand to help. For the second year, the afternoon was capped off by a memorable performance by the talented Shattuck-St. Mary School’s figure skaters.
The Parents’ Association Board members for 2008-09 are Brad Billings, Leslie Byrne, Kristin Dahl, Lesley Dudley, Jane Forgaard, Mary Jane Greco, Chris Harrison, Wendy Joarnt, Kathy Johnson, Michele Kolz, Rob MacQueen, Denise McCarthy, Katie Neal, Peggy Olivas, Gretchen Peterson, Karen Rhoades, Risa Shapiro and Vicki Sinz.
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H o l i d ay Pa r t y
hen the first Wednesday in December arrives each year, you can be assured there will be a gathering of SSM alumni in the Twin Cities. The tradition continued this year on December 3rd when nearly 100 alumni and friends met at the Minneapolis Club to usher in the season.
Former faculty member Slade Schuster, left, with Andy Hall ’87
Karl Hauschild ’55 and Rhoda Glad Pavek ’50
Jesse Bull ’93, left, and Grace Hayden ’86, right, and her guest
Dennis Davey and Gretchen Hormel Davey ’72
From left, Davina Hauschild, John Wiper ’55, Bev Pottle Wiper ’55, Karl Hauschild ’55, Lonnie Schroeder, Jim Hauschild ’55, Brenda Parkinson Hauschild ’55, Hugh Wooldridge ’55 and Marilyn Wooldridge.
From left, Troy Wiebler ’00, Kurt Simer ’99 and Jesse Bull ’93
From left, Cynthia Leslie Johnson ’72, Mary Martenis ’58 and Rhoda Glad Pavek ’50
From left, David Williams ’59, Skip Humphrey ’61 and Scott Berry ’59
From left, Amy Wolf, DJ Peterson Hedstrom ’69, her daughter, Martha Hedstrom, and James Wolf
From left, Susanne Reioux Blake ’74, Mary Martenis ’58 and Vicky Stoneman
From left, Andy Hall ’87, Sara Affias ’89, Meare McIntyre ’90 and her fiancé, Bryan Train
H O C K E Y HIGHLIGHTS
National Champs Four out of Five Years!
SSM GIRLS WIN 19-U NATIONAL TITLE S
hattuck-St. Mary’s won its fourth 19-Under girls’ national title in five years, defeating Chicago Mission, 5-1, in Rochester, N.Y. Goaltender Becca Ruegsegger ’09 had 38 saves, and the Sabres scored a power play goal in each period and two shorthanded empty-netters. Ruegsegger, who entered Shattuck-St. Mary’s as a sixth grader, saw the SSM girls prep team win three straight national championships. Chicago Mission broke the streak last year by defeating SSM in the quarterfinals. SSM’s girls took the bronze in the 16-Under division, finishing the tournament with a 3-2 record, 13 goals and nine points. In the boys’ tournament, SSM’s 18-Under, 16-Under and 14-Under teams lost in the quarterfinals.
SSM Alums Score in NHL All Star Game
Jocelyne and Monique Lamoureux ’08
SSM Stars Shine in College Monique Lamoureux ’08 was named Rookie of the Year in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA). Monique and her twin, Jocelyne ’08, along with teammate Melanie Gagnon, represented the Minnesota Golden Gophers on the All-WCHA First Team. The Gophers won their first WCHA regular-season championship since 2005 with a 23-2-3 record and took a 30-3-3 overall record into post-season play. Monique was also the WCHA scoring champion with 61 points in conference competition. The first Gopher since 2005 to have more than 60 points in a single season, she led the team with 71 points in 36 games. In conference games, she led every scoring category in points (61), goals (30), and assists (31), and ranked third in the nation in points per game (1.97). She was named the WCHA Offensive Player of the Week twice and the WCHA Rookie of the Week four times. Jocelyne ranked second on the team in points (61), goals (26) and assists (35), and was ninth in the nation in points per game (1.69). She had 19 multiple-point games, nine multiple-assist games and seven multiple-goal games. Of her 61 points, a team-best 17 came on the power play. She also led the team with the best plus/minus rating of +55. In conference games alone, she had 49 points, ranking third in the WCHA in points and assists (26) and goals (24).
Jonathan Toews ’05 and Zach Parisé ’02 both scored goals in the 2009 National Hockey League All Star Game. Parisé, a left wing for the New Jersey Devils, notched his goal for Team East in its Jonathan Toews ’05 Zach Parisé ’02 12-11 shootout victory while Toews, a center for the Chicago Blackhawks, scored for Team West. Toews earned the right to start the game with the second-highest number of fan votes for the West team. The leading vote-getter, Pittsburgh center Sidney Crosby ’05, was injured and did not play for Team East.
College Final Full of SSM Alums Spectators at the women’s college hockey championship in Boston saw five former Shattuck-St. Mary’s players on three college teams in the Frozen Four. Junior forward Emily Kranz ’05 and the top-seeded University of Wisconsin team went home with a third NCAA title in four years after shutting out upstart Mercyhurst, 5-0, in the championship. Mercyhurst was the only school that didn’t have a bit of SSM on its roster. Former teammate Sarah Murray ’05, a junior defenseman for the University of Minnesota Bulldogs, lost to Kranz’s Badgers, 5-1, in the semifinals. Mercyhurst, despite facing a trio of former SSMers, defeated the University of Minnesota, 5-4, in the other semifinal. The Gophers fell behind, 5-1, and then scored three goals in the third period, including goals by Jen Schoullis ’07 and Monique Lamoureux ’08. Jocelyne Lamoureux ’08 also played for the Gophers.
Emily Kranz ’05
Sarah Murray ’05
Of course, all of the SSM alums went to college with plenty of experience with national championship pressure. Under SSM Coach Gordie Stafford, ShattuckSt. Mary’s U19 teams won U19 national championships to finish the 2004-05, 2005-06 and 2006-07 seasons.
Jen Schoullis ’07
H O C K E Y HIGHLIGHTS
Three SSM Alums
OFF ICE BUT STILL IN THE GAME by Julie Jensen
College hockey rosters are full of Shattuck-St. Mary’s School alumni. After college, some play professionally— and you know who they are—but there are other ways to stay in the game. This year, Ben Barr ’00, Nick Petraglia ’00 and Meredith Roth ’00 are all assistant coaches for NCAA Division I programs. Barr graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2004 and was a volunteer assistant coach there for two years before joining the Union College staff. At RPI, Barr produced 64 points (25 goals and 39 assists) in 140 career games and was the team’s most valuable player in 2002-03. He also was named to the Dean’s List all four years and was on the 2004 President’s List.
onships was pretty special, but more than anything it was being able to grow up and share the experience with a group of guys that will be lifelong friends. There is no question that the program is in great hands today with Coach [Tom] Ward. The current players have such a great opportunity to develop not only as players, but as people, and I would encourage each SSM player to take full advantage of the opportunity because the time goes by so fast.” Roth is starting her third season as an assistant coach at Providence, which has finished second in the Hockey East tournament for the last two years. She handles recruiting, on-ice instruction and team travel arrangements. Roth was the head coach of SSM’s girls under-16 team for the 2005 and 2006 seasons.
Petraglia received his bachelor’s degree in sport organization from Miami (Ohio) in 2004, and his Ben Barr ’00 master’s degree in sport behavior and management in 2007. He was a volunteer assistant for three years before being named the director of hockey operations this season. He is the team’s video coordinator and is responsible for scouting reports and administrative support.
Roth received her bachelor’s degree in social sciences from Providence in 2004. She played hockey for the Friars for four years, earning spots on the Meredith Roth ’00 Hockey East All-Academic team (2004), the U.S. women’s national team (2003), the U.S. Under-22 national team (2003), and the ECAC Eastern Hockey League All-Tournament team (2002).
A RedHawk goaltender for four years, Petraglia posted a career save percentage of .902 and a goals-against average of 2.21. He was named the team’s Most Improved Player after the 2001-02 season. A member of the 2003-04 team that made the NCAA tournament field, he posted career bests of a 1.94 GAA and .920 save percentage.
She credits her SSM experience with helping her find examples of caring, responsible behavior. “SSM is such a special and unique place because I found influence in most people I encountered,” she said. “Father Doyle and his unconditional caring for the students, alumni, faculty and staff is truly impressive. He is such a generous man with his heart and his time. I’ve learned a lot just by being around him.”
Petraglia’s SSM experience remains a fond memory and a source of inspiration, he says.
Nick Petraglia ’00
“I am so proud of some of the things our teams were able to accomplish,” he said. “Winning the school’s first national and first Mac champi-
Being a head coach is the aspiration of all three, despite the challenges they have discovered while moving from player to coach. “At first it surprised me at how much work goes into coaching and how much time you spend thinking about and analyzing the smallest of details,” said Petraglia. “As a player, you don’t really see how much is done behind the scenes.”
“Being patient” is the toughest, Roth said. “Patient with myself in the learning process and allowing myself to grow, and also patient with others’ learning and growing processes,” she said. “The one thing that surprised me the most is just how many hats you wear as a coach. It is not just Xs and Os all the time. If anything, that is a small fraction of my role as a coach.”
Conklin Sparkles in Winter Classic (Again)
The three also said the coaching they received as Sabre skaters serves as a model for their coaching. “All [good coaches] have something that makes them good,” said Barr. “I try to take a little bit of every good coach I’ve ever had. I’d like to be as prepared as Coach [Andy] Murray. I don’t know if that’s possible but I aspire to that. I hope I relate to players as well as Coach Ward, Coach [John] Sumner and Coach Murray do.
Third time’s a charm...Ty Conklin ’94 in the net again!
“Coach Ward, J.P. [Parisé], Coach Murray, Coach Sumner—they all played a huge role in our lives and development, and all of us who went to ShattuckSt. Mary’s are lucky to have learned from them.”
The National Hockey League’s annual outdoor game has become something of a showcase for former ShattuckSt. Mary’s School goaltender Ty Conklin ’94. In front of 40,818 frozen fans—including a handful of his SSM teammates—at Wrigley Field, Conklin was once again red-hot at this year’s National Hockey League Winter Classic.
Alum Pokes a Piece of History into Hockey Hall of Fame
The Alaska native finished with 43 saves as his Detroit Red Wings defeated the Chicago Blackhawks, 6-4, at the second Winter Classic—and third outdoor game—in NHL history. Jonathan Toews ’05 assisted on the last Chicago goal.
Getting into the Hockey Hall of Fame costs about $13. Getting your stick in is considerably tougher. But scoring a rare, shorthanded natural hat trick will do it, as Zach Harrison ’06 can confirm.
Conklin has figured prominently in all three of the outdoor contests. He was the winning goalie for Pittsburgh in last year’s Winter Classic and he started for Edmonton when it hosted Montreal in the first regular-season outdoor game in the history of the National Hockey League, in 2003.
On Oct. 17, 2008, Harrison scored three consecutive shorthanded Zach Harrison ’06 goals over a 29:54 span of the second and third periods as Minnesota State defeated the University of North Dakota 5-1. His first goal came at 8:25 of the second period, his second at 0:53 of the third and he put the last one into an empty net at 18:19.
“I count myself very lucky,” Conklin told nhl.com writers after the Wrigley game. “There’s not a guy in this league who wouldn’t like to play in these games. I’ve had the opportunity to play in three of them.”
A shorthanded hat trick has only happened six times in NCAA history, and a shorthanded natural hat trick has, apparently, been achieved only once before the junior forward from Flint, MI, pulled it off. Harrison’s stick is included in a display of hockey highlights from 2008. “Obviously, having something like this happen and then have one of my sticks sent to the Hockey Hall of Fame is pretty cool,” Harrison told reporters after the Hall call. “It’s a unique thing, not only with the three shorthanded goals, but also with them coming consecutively. Undoubtedly having my stick in the Hockey Hall of Fame makes it extra special.”
Shattuck-St. Mary’s alums attend the 2009 Winter Classic to cheer on fellow teammate Ty Conklin ’94. From left, Row 1: Brian Guastella ’94, Tom Breuer ’93; Row 2: Trevor Putrah ’93, Aaron Wagner ’93, Jimmy Alauria ’93, Mike McLafferty ’95, Jesse Bull ’93 and Scott Gruber ’92.
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May I have your autograph please? Bing Yu Cheng ’11, whose hometown is Beijing, China, was involved with serving as a host during the 2008 Summer Olympic Games. During some free moments Bing Yu carried with her a copy of the Summer Arch 2008 and collected over 70 autographs. Here are a few photos of those from whom she collected autographs.
Good Neighbor Award On January 15, 2009, Shattuck-St. Mary’s was named a WCCO radio Good Neighbor. Nominated by 30-year Faribault resident, Donna Crowl, the School received on-air recognition. In her nomination, Donna Crowl wrote, “Shattuck-St. Mary’s has been a good neighbor to its immediate neighbors and the entire Faribault community. They have opened their facility to the neighbors to provide us a safe place to walk in the winter…They work to make my neighborhood and Faribault a better place to live. Their good deeds demonstrate what a good neighbor should do.”
Andy Luo ’09
Yoon Gi Moon ’09
Henry Shih ’10
This February, four of our top math students had excellent scores on the AME (American Mathematical Exam), and they qualified to take the next level exam, the AIME (American Invitational Mathematics Exam) on April 1. The students are Andy Luo ’09, Yoon Gi Moon ’09, Henry Shih ’10 and Jacky Kam ’11. They did a great job on the first test and it is quite an honor to qualify for the second test.
Jacky Kam ’11
Derek Huang ’10 has been selected to sit for the American Chemical Society’s national exam. He will join 13 other students from the Twin Cities for the national test, which will be held at the University of St.Thomas on Saturday, April 25.
Derek Huang ’10
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Eva Cavaleri Joins SSM This spring, Reverand Eva Cavaleri joined Father Henry Doyle on the SSM chaplaincy staff. Rev. Cavaleri’s appointment is part of the School’s commitment to further developing its spiritual life program, as recommended by both the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS) and National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) in recent reviews. Rev. Cavaleri has an extensive background working in churches with children, youth, and young adults as both a lay person and priest. She received her undergraduate degree from Albion College in Albion, MI, in 1994, and completed her Master of Divinity degree at Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, MA, in 2004. She has served parishes in Minnesota, parts of New England, and most recently, Southern California. Rev. Cavaleri and her husband, Jorma, have two sons — J.D. (2 years old) and Elijah (3 months). They are happy to be returning “home” to Minnesota where they have family ties. She will spend this spring getting to know the community by participating in religion classes, visiting classes, assisting and conducting chapel, and meeting with faculty, staff and students. During the 2009-10 academic year, Fr. Doyle will serve as the Middle School Chaplain with special responsibilities for outreach within the SSM community and beyond the Arch. Rev. Cavaleri will serve as the Upper School Chaplain and manage the Community Service Program. Both Fr. Doyle and Rev. Cavaleri will teach and develop curriculum, serve on the Spiritual Life Committee, and support the students, staff, and faculty of our community. Given the recent growth and increasing diversity of our school, the addition of Rev. Cavaleri combined with the expertise of Fr. Doyle puts our spiritual life program in a strong position for the future.
A Novel Idea Brian Libby, veteran history teacher, plans to self-publish Storm Approaching, the first novel in his Mercenaries trilogy, by late May. Set in an imaginary lateMedieval world, Storm Approaching tells of a young woman who, eager for advenDr. Brian Libby ture, winds up with a bit more than she bargained for. The book will be available at the publisher’s website (www. Authorhouse.com), and, he hopes he can offer you a signed copy if you are here for alumni weekend. His website, www.blibby.com, should be up and running by mid-May.
2008-09 OFFICERS, TRUSTEES & ADMINISTRATION OFFICERS Honorary Chair The Rt. Rev. James L. Jelinek Chair Fred C. Krahmer ’60 Vice Chair Marion Gorton Edwards ’68 Head of School Nicholas J.B. Stoneman Treasurer Jeffrey D. Chestnut Secretary Tamara Kloeckl White ’80 ADMINISTRATION Matt Ruby Director of Studies Scott Curwin Dean of Student Life Greg Engel Chief Financial Officer Lonnie Schroeder Director of Institutional Advancement Elizabeth Trout Dean of the Middle School Amy Wolf Director of Admissions & Communications John LaFontaine Director of Athletics BOARD OF TRUSTEES Ex Officio The Rt. Rev. James L. Jelinek Bishop of Minnesota Nicholas J.B. Stoneman Head of School Craig Whiting ’69 Alumni Association President The Very Rev. James Zotalis Bishop’s Representative Kristin Dahl Co-President, Parents’ Association Vicki Sinz Co-President, Parents’ Association
CO-OPTED Merry Mendoza, Brad Gosche and Matt Cavellier Faculty Liaisons to the Head of School Kim Cromer Administrative Assistant 2009 TERM EXPIRATION William A. Bevan ’62 Edwin C. Carpenter ’60 Abby Carlstrom Humphrey ’62 Jeanette Leehr David M. McClendon ’74 Samuel B. O’Brien ’71 *Linda Stone Dasher ’56 *Fred C. Krahmer ’60 2010 TERM EXPIRATION Ben Jaffray ’47 James J. White ’52 *Anne Silge Merz ’75 *Craig W. Whiting ’69 2011 TERM EXPIRATION Michael Daley ’68 Richard Nicoll ’70 Sonya Johnson Moore ’88 Mark Alpert ’60 Marion Gorton Edwards ’68 Michael Harris *Jeff Chestnut *Wade Fenn ’76 *Tamara White ’80 TRUSTEES EMERITI Lawrence J. Coman, Jr. ’41 Sharon Hoffman Avent ’64 Hugh Wooldridge ’55 Jack Fuller ’40 * not eligible for re-election
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A L U M N I A S S O C I AT I O N UPDATE
Distinguished Alum Nominations Sought By Phil Trout ’73, Secretary, SSM Alumni Association
The Shattuck-St. Mary’s Alumni Association is once again inviting nominations for the special recognition award presented by the Alumni Association to recognize outstanding achievement, service and character. Originally called the “Joe McKee Old Shad’s Award” and the “Saint Mary’s Hall of Fame Award,” this distinctive honor has, since 2001, been titled the “Alumni Association Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna Award.” Nominations may be submitted before May 15 by any member of the school community via email to: email@example.com. Nominations may also be submitted by mail to: Alumni Recognition Committee Shattuck-St. Mary’s School P.O. Box 218 Faribault, MN 55021 Each nomination should include a brief description of the qualifications/distinctive record of the intended recipient, as evidence of their outstanding contribution to their career field, or their service to community or to school. The presentation of the Alumni Association Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna Award will be a highlight of the Reunion Weekend.
The officers of the Shattuck-St. Mary’s Alumni Association Board are: President ...................................Craig Whiting ’69 Vice President............................Chuck Pitte ’74 Secretary....................................Phil Trout ’73
Committee Chairs: Admissions and Recruiting........Diane Arnold ’60 Alumni Recognition Chadborne Whiting ’02 and Nominating ........................Phil Trout ’73 Class Agents ..............................Marc Helgeson ’66 Communications.......................Chadborne Whiting ’02 Fundraising ...............................Chuck Pitte ’74
Additional Alumni Association Board members: Emmy Alvig ’95, Peter Bodman ’63, Steve Brockmann ’62, Heather Hawkins Fazio ’99, Mike Hauan ’77, Jennifer Lowry ’86, Abby Humphrey ’62, David McClendon ’74, Anthea Mitkus ’49, James Newman ’67, Meredith Potter ’69, David Scott ’88, and Corbin Smith ’61.
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARDS Pauline Bucknell Wood ’50 .....Distinguished Career Dale Fuller ’51.........................Distinguished Career Bob Fayfield ’58 ......................Service to School Martin Breaker ’68...................Service to Community
NOTICE: Nominations for new board members for the Shattuck-St. Mary’s Alumni Association may be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org New board members will be elected at the annual meeting of the Alumni Association on Saturday, June 13, during the Reunion Weekend.
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SHARING HERCULES’ STRUGGLES Speech given by Matt Cavellier, Associate Dean of Student Life, following the death of Len Jones, former director of Residential Life at SSM.
ortunately or unfortunately, I am in complete control of the Senior Speech program. I am fairly exacting and expect the highest level of writing I believe each student can produce. I send out a lot of emails—reminders, pep talks, requests, demands, etc.— and, when I need to, I spend lunch hunting people down in the dining hall a la Mr. Curwin. And so now, fully cognizant of the awe-inspiring power that I wield, I am not going to dismiss you all just yet. Instead, like Kurt and Erik, I want to share with you some thoughts about resiliency and about family. There are many stories about Hercules in Greek mythology, and a vast majority of them do not jive with the Disney cartoon depictions with which so many of us are familiar. Quite often he is acting rashly, resorting to his strength instead of his intellect, and he suffers greatly because Hera cannot deal with the fact that he is Zeus’ son. After a particularly devastating episode under Hera’s spell, Hercules runs into Theseus, a prominent Greek hero and Hercules’ cousin. Theseus grasps him by the arm, hoping to share some of his cousin’s pain, and says to him, “Do not start back. Do not keep me from sharing all with you. Evil I share with you is not evil to me. And hear me. Men great of soul can bear the blows of heaven and not flinch.” (Hamilton 170). We talk about this last line a lot in class. We write papers about it. And then we talk about it some more. And when we discuss each consecutive protagonist throughout the year, we keep coming back to Theseus’ words to measure whether or not our protagonist is truly heroic. During our discussions, we talk about how these “blows from heaven” can be anything from a cataclysmic isolated event, such as Zeus
casting thunderbolts down to destroy Odysseus’ ship, to a permanent or long-term struggle, such as growing up in the shantytowns of Johannesburg or being “re-educated” in the rural mountains of China during the Cultural Revolution. We also talk about how to define the word “flinch.” Throughout the stories we read, we see protagonists slip, falter, make mistakes, and exhibit character flaws that could endanger or curtail their hero’s journey; however, those who are able to persevere—those who are resilient—are able to push through their struggles—their “blows from heaven”—and emerge stronger. It is this resilience that allows us to study when we have already failed three math tests or fight for the puck short-handed. It is this resilience that allows us to find a way to deal with anger and loss and eventually move on. And, as it is clear from the story of Hercules and Theseus, it helps to have family around to help keep you from flinching. Yesterday, Miss S. stopped in my office and asked if I wanted to go get Starbucks. On our way there, she talked about Shattuck-St. Mary’s as a “family of circumstance,” meaning that all of us are like a family because we all happen to be together in the same place. I thought about her words while we got our coffees, and when we were back in the car I said to her, “You know, I don’t think I agree.” You see, the problem is I don’t think Miss S.
was giving all of us—herself included—enough credit. All of us make the choice every day to participate in life here at Shattuck-St. Mary’s, and, as we grow more comfortable here, we make friends, we find mentors and mentees, we cheer national championships, we applaud performances, we honor achievements, we mourn losses. We do all of these things together because we choose to do them together. Because, like a family, we understand that having people around who care about you makes the celebrations that much more enjoyable and the hardships that much more bearable. Theseus understands this as well. He is there for his cousin in his time of need. He latches arms with Hercules, each grasping the other at the elbow, believing that he can transfer the pain and anguish his cousin is feeling—that he can take his share of Hercules’ struggles and relieve him. We may not all clean out the Aegean stables by diverting the flow of two rivers or save young maidens from being sacrificed to the Minotaur, but we all undertake the cycle of the hero’s journey several times throughout our lifetime. And we can all take a friend by the hand, put an arm around a colleague’s shoulder, or simply check in with each other over lunch, knowing that it is hard to complete the hero’s journey alone. Thank you.
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In Memoriam Margaret Bollenbach Roman ’26
Roy S. Towne ’44
January 20, 2002
August 7, 2008
James J. Robson ’28
Elizabeth Silvers Conger ’48
March 20, 2002
June 24, 2008
Betty Gregg Allen ’33
Mary “Whoosie” Jaffray Leslie ’48
August 2, 2008
Dr. Edward D. Henderson ’36
Keith W. Moberg ’49
January 27, 2007
Ann Winslow Bastian ’37
Susan Hunter Austin ’50
July 10, 2008
May 28, 2008
James D. Burns ’38
Stephen C. Brand ’52
June 8, 2007
January 2, 2009
Dixie Cowley Kinsman ’40
Clarence R. Futrell ’58
December 29, 2008
John “Jack” W. Cowan ’40
Jacqueline Gould Johnson ’61
September 7, 2008
July 14, 2008
Anne Bosanko Green ’42
Leonard R. Jones
August 13, 2008
Faculty December 5, 2008
Susan Bassett Simonson ’43 September 1, 2008
Dr. Thonet Dauphiné writes “Fred Walker, the Commandant’s son whom I was privileged to have as a roommate, and I keep in touch regularly. He has written several articles challenging some accepted views of outer space, which are very interesting.”
1932 Richard Wilhoit and his wife, Peg, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary at Arrowwood Resort in Alexandria, MN, with their family of five children and three spouses and their children and grandchildren and greatgrandchildren—approximately 45 people. He reports that all had a great time for three days!
1942 Pat Sharp-Powell, 85,, is still working four days a week and volunteering two days a week.
1945 After 47 years, Woodard Wiley Heath has moved from Kinston, NC, to Galloway Ridge in Farrington, six miles from Chapel Hill. She keeps up with her St. Mary’s roommate, Mary Kay Ries Hansen, who lives with her daughter in Coeur d’Alene, ID.
CLASS AGENTS NEEDED!! The Office of Institutional Advancement and the Alumni Association are seeking to fill years without a Class Agent for the 2009-10 school year. Your mission (should you choose to accept it): Serve as a link between Shattuck-St. Mary’s, the SSM Alumni Association, and your graduating class as well as help your classmates remain in contact with one another. Class Agents also assist the School in meeting the Annual Fund yearly goal. Years needing representation include: 1964,
1971, 1980, 1981, 1991, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2007 and 2008. Interested or have questions? Please contact Tharan Leopold, Assistant Director of Institutional Advancement, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Marc Helgeson ’66, Alumni Association Class Agent Committee Chair, at email@example.com for more details.
Barbara Olson Jacobsen and her husband, Merl, were given the “7 Everyday Hero Award” from ABC Channel 7 for their work with Project C.U.R.E., the largest distributor of donated medical equipment and supplies in the world. To see the presentation, visit www.TheDenverChannel.com and click on “7 Everyday Hero.” Project C.U.R.E. has enough medical equipment and supplies sorted and packed to send four 40-foot containers a week, instead of the usual two, but needs help covering costs for the additional shipments. If you are looking for a graphic way
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to promote peace around the world, look up www.ProjectCure.org or her website: www.BarbaraOJacobsen.com. They’ve served 123 emerging nations in the last 21 years with overhead costs of only 2 percent. Duane Rasmussen celebrated his 80th birthday with his wife and 16 members of their family over Thanksgiving in south Texas. He is still active in many things. Following the death of his wife, Andy, in May 2008, Mike Pettee moved to a condominium in Westport, CT, and is busy re-habbing it. He is also on the Condo Board and still coaches St. Luke’s School crew in New Canaan, CT.
1950 Dave Branger and his wife went RVing in Palm Springs, CA, this winter. Elinor Arnott Agustsson says that “We are healthy and Hreidar is doing great for being 90!”
The annual Sebring Reunion was held on January 25, 2009, at the Outback Restaurant in Sebring, Florida. Those attending were, from left, Bob Washburn ’44, Mike Kelley ’44, John Dane ’43, Bob Gunn ’44, and their wives. They elected Barack Obama president and went to work on the economic crisis! Washburn brought oranges, and Dane brought strawberries for all. Pictures recorded this historic event for posterity. It went so well that another is planned before spring, according to John Dane ’43.
Cameron Stewart ’45 says that this summer’s catch of sunfish on Gull Lake provided the very best tasting ever. “Here is a photo to make the most avid fisherman drool,” writes Cameron. “This was caught under my dock…8 7/8 inches long!”
A reunion in Minneapolis this summer brought all of David Ford’s children and grandchildren together for the first time in many, many years. He says “It was a great time for all!” Tom Tincher writes “All is well in Lake Bluff, Illinois ... a local guy makes president; three governors go to jail, a fourth on his way. Chicago’s trying for a new political event in the 2016 Olympics and I’m looking for an exciting 2009.” Stephanie Kerr Lundsgaard says “All is well here in Minneapolis...I am leaving soon to return to Florida for the rest of the winter. If any of you are in the Ft. Myers area, stop in.”
While visiting friends and family in Minnesota in August, John Breckenridge ’81 visited with some Old Shads. From left, Ed MacDonald ’79, Todd Borchert ’81, Scott Knutson ’80, Mark Stephan ’81, Slade Schuster ’81, John, Jon Kaplan ’83, Matt Marta ’82 and Keith Flakne ’80. Joining them but not pictured was Dave Rasmussen ’79.
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From left, Steve Bump ’84, Bill Brewster ’85 and Joel Mayne III ’84 at Steamboat Ski Area this winter.
1950(continued) Pauline Bucknell Wood writes “My family is all well although I’m held back some by spinal problems, not so much as to keep me from heading off to Disney with grandchildren this Saturday. We have enough snow here in Rhode Island to remind me of winters in Faribault.” Perry Treadwell reports that “Paul Belau may attend our 60th [reunion] if his battalion and platoon commanders also are there.”
Phil Decker ’80 and his wife, Vallanna, met up with a few alums at the home of Keith Flakne ’80 last July while visiting family in Minnesota. From left, Keith, Jeff McIntosh ’80, Phil, Scott Knutson ’80, Slade Schuster ’81. Not pictured, Carol Silge Boucha ’80.
Emily Klungness Simeone’s four children, from left, are Anabella (9 months), Lags (4 years), Amanda (5) and Richie (6). “I always love to see photos of everyone else’s children but forget to forward photos of my own!” Emily writes. “We currently reside in Fort Myers, Florida. I am an attorney working as a Magistrate/Hearing officer for the state of Florida and my husband Rich is an attorney in Fort Myers.”
SSM faculty at Stanford’s D School training this summer, from left, Patrick Schaefer, Merry Mendoza, John Blackmer, Melanie Batty and Dan Ray
Georgia Hudson Henry writes: “Things are going along quite smoothly in Fort Worth. I am spending my winters in Arizona with my oldest daughter. I was able to take a cruise to the Arctic in June, through fjords, etc. It was just beautiful! I have a greatgrandson who is 6—we have lots of fun times together.”
1953 Elizabeth Haines Morris says she had a wonderful time at the School reunion in June. She recently returned from New Zealand where one of her daughters and family live.
1954 Peter Puchner is a Professor Emeritus of clinical urology at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, and Advisory Dean in the Office of Student Affairs.
1955 Randy Harris ’99 and wife Crystal Andresen Harrison ’01 welcomed Lilian Gabrielle Harris on Dec. 2, 2008. “We are living in Seattle, Washington, and enjoying every minute as parents!” writes Crystal.
Susan Schulze Shell and her husband, Karl, spent the 2008 spring semester in Dallas while he visited Southern Methodist University. They lived three blocks from their daughter and her family. It was a fun time for them! After hitting a crosscourt volley on championship point, David Whitehead was on the winning
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team that became the 2008 U.S. Tennis Association Senior League National Champions in Las Vegas. Cargill Hall retired in May 2008 and moved to his home in Arlington, TX, where he will continue researching and writing in aeronautics and astronautics. He remains a consultant to Management Technology International Corp.
1956 Tim Palmer was diagnosed and treated for prostate cancer, which now appears to be gone. His fishing team— Team Geritol—hit big money in the Spring Striped Bass Tournament on Ches. Bay— finally!!! He spent the month of September in Africa with three friends who hunted while Tim took pictures. They had a great time in South Africa, Botswana and Mozambique. Tim writes, “Tent camps with wild game on the table beats most other experiences.”
1958 Michael Gallagher’s grandson, Patrick Kent, entered Shattuck-St. Mary’s in the fall of 2008 as a sophomore.
1960 Marlin Hansen reports that he had a wonderful time at the June 2008 Reunion and his 91-year-old antique car made it back home!
1962 Kathryn Klok Erion was married on Sept. 6, 2008. She and her husband, Emmett, will continue to live in Woodland, WA, near their extended family.
Richard McAvoy is territory manager (state of Virginia) with GAF. He has eight adult children and six grandchildren. His wife, Tess McAvoy, works with the Inova Health team in Leesburg, VA. Steve Brockmann traveled to Saxony, Thuringia, Saxony-Anhalt and BerlinBrandenburg (all in the former East Germany) on a pipe organ-related trip in October 2008.
1966 Lou Storm retired on Aug. 25, 2008, and his wife, Schelly, retired on May 9, 2008. They celebrated with a three-week golf and fly fishing trip to New Mexico and the Colorado Rockies. They visited John Clikeman ’65 and Corky Douglass ’66 in Denver.
1969 Ron Lindenberg writes “I’m still kicking! How about the rest of you?”
1987 Joel MacIntosh, Erin Graves MacIntosh ’86 and their son, Oscar, moved into a new home in Minnetonka, MN. Oscar is in second grade and Erin is a clinical laboratory scientist in Minneapolis. Joel says business continues to go well at WolfNet. Email them (anytime!) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1992 Tyler Moersch finished his doctorate in materials chemistry in 2008. His thesis was titled Understanding Combinatorial Atomic Layer Deposition and Chemical Vapor Deposition. He says “That’s nerd speak for making thin films of stuff from molecules.” He is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry in the Joint Science
Department in Claremont. (Tyler says that Claremont McKenna, Scripps and Pitzer colleges have a common science department.) He’s playing rugby with the Claremont College’s rugby team (as an alumni), as well as soccer with a Claremont men’s team. Part of his Southern Californian regime involves doing yoga, rock climbing and biking as much as possible. Tyler writes that “he still remembers that even though he won the Kenneth Agerter Science Prize... Mr. Kieffer gave him a B+ in AP Chem. (Also, he’s sorry, Slade, for the incorrect grammar employed in his previous sentence.)”
1995 Gregory Sumner and Monica Brozek were married on Sept. 20, 2008, at the Chart House in Lakeville. Kristin Sumner Jones ’96 was a bridesmaid. A reception, dinner and dance followed the service, which was led by Father Henry Doyle.
1996 On Sept. 27, 2008, Pastor Bruce Robbins and Fr. Doyle joined Jeremiah Hawkins and Tess Meyer in marriage at Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church in Minneapolis. Heather Hawkins Fazio ’99 was one of the bridesmaids. A reception, dinner and dance followed at the Minnesota Valley Country Club in Bloomington.
1997 Steve Remelius married Stephanie Connell on June 28, 2008, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Petoskey, MI. Fr. Doyle assisted with the ceremony. Also attending were Dave Carpentier ’98, A.J. Walker ’99 and Tony Gill ’00.
1998 David Carpentier lives in New York City, works at USI (a portfolio company of Goldman Sachs Capital Partners) as a sales associate, and volunteers his time with nycTIES. The nonprofit organization enlists young professionals to help strengthen local charities through philanthropic contributions. David was named “Member of the Month” by nycTIES for his work on the Member Relations and Recruitment team. David also occasionally finds time to play hockey at Chelsea Piers.
2000 On Aug. 8, 2008, Fr. Doyle officiated at the wedding of Kathryn Schwenke ’00 and Nicholas Hamm ’01 in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd. T. Brett Wallnutt ’01 was a groomsman; Elizabeth Kelsey Bradley ’01 was a bridesmaid; Phillip Seibel ’01 was an usher. Shannon McMillan Wallnutt ’01 attended the ceremony. A reception and luncheon were held at the Vintage Ballroom in Faribault. The newlyweds spent their honeymoon in Alaska and reside in Ann Arbor, MI. Alisa Kutsel married Zach Zeliff on June 6, 2008 in Bali, Indonesia. Kumiko Nasu ’00 was a bridesmaid and her brother, Hiroshi Nasu ’01, was in attendance.
2005 Allison Johanson ’05 and Kevin Walsh were married at Pine Canyon in Flagstaff, AZ, on Aug. 1, 2008. Fr. Doyle officiated. A reception, dinner and dance followed the ceremony. Shannon Kaarre ’03, Brenna Louey ’03 and Alex Zirbel ’05 were
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bridesmaids. In attendance were Dallas Bossort ’05, Debonney Fox ’05 and Jamie Law ’05. The newlyweds honeymooned in Mexico and reside in Cottonwood, AZ. Dallas Bossort has accepted an offer from Morgan Stanley and will work in its New York office after graduating as a client service representative. He is also writing a feature length screenplay for his senior thesis.
2006 Brian Volpei attends St. Cloud State University.
Family News Former faculty members and dorm parents Patti and Randy Munsen are pleased to announce the graduation of their son, César Alfonso Munsen, from Immaculate Heart Catholic High School in Tucson, AZ. The Munsens wish to thank everyone in the Shattuck-St. Mary’s community who aided César in his journey, including the Alfonso Pichardo family, the Mendozas, the Redmonds, the Frankenfields, the Irbys, the Garlinskis, the Kieffers, the Sumners, Father Doyle, Dr. Libby, and others too numerous to mention. Mrs. Margaret Humleker is the mother of George Humleker ’66, William Humleker ’69 and the late Peter Humleker III ’64. She was with her sons at Thanksgiving and says that Bill was wearing a very handsome School T-shirt! He and George are both retired and doing well.
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From The Archives — by Bob Neslund, faculty member and Sesquicentennial book author
Last November I gave a talk about James Dobbin for the Faribault Travelers Club. One little mystery I needed to solve was how he had met Elizabeth Ames of Niles, Mich., whom he married in 1874. (Hannah Leigh—also known as Fanny— his first wife, had died late in 1865 of typhoid poisoning.) I had also known about Joseph Sweetman Ames, who became Dobbin’s stepson, but what I hadn’t realized is that he was sent to Shattuck at the tender age of eight! In 1872, when Joseph arrived on campus, the School hadn’t yet been dubbed “the West Point of the West,” but even in its early years the military program must have been plenty tough. If Dobbin had serious reservations about admitting so young a lad, there’s no documentary evidence: with few exceptions, the Rector’s hundreds of letters in the Archive begin with 1884.
been ineligible for the honor.) But though brilliant, Joseph faced an embarrassing challenge: he stammered terribly, and declamation—the performance of both memorized and original speeches—was required “throughout the course,” i.e., every year. Somehow he learned how to master the problem.
Greek, Latin and English all appealed to him, but mathematics under the incomparable William Hirt Champlin was his favorite subject, and when Joseph applied to Johns Hopkins University he hoped to become a math teacher like “Champ.” (Hopkins, “America’s first research university,” was then only seven years old.) But in his first year there, mostly out of curiosity, he took a physics course and thereby discovered what would be his passion and life’s work. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in 1886 he worked for a year in the laboratory According to Dr. Nuba of the renowned Hermann Pletcher, “Mrs. Ames von Helmholtz in Berlin, Dobbin” could be a formithen returned to Hopkins, dable woman. He told where he was awarded the Joseph Ames’ biographer Ph.D. in 1890, became a full that she was “imperious, professor nine years later, though only about five and wrote several scholarly feet tall … and very works on various aspects of straight-laced.” After her physics. (His biographer credited first husband’s death she sent Ames’ lucid style to his Classical Joseph to Shattuck because training at Shattuck.) she greatly admired The Johns Hopkins University He was also a popular Bishop Whipple. shield is hung in Morgan Refectory though very formal lecJoseph would be at the in honor of Joseph Sweetman turer—he always wore a Ames, Shattuck School graduate School for 11 years and from the class of 1883. Dr. Ames cutaway coat; and while be the top student for was president of Johns Hopkins he was said to have a his last five, 1879-83. University from 1929-1935. sharp wit, “he never saw (In those days the head anything laughable in the laws of nature, boy had the highest average in studies as so many of his students did.” and deportment combined; my guess During this period, Ames gained an interis that earlier, while he was in the national reputation. In 1899 he was electPreparatory Department, he would have
ed to honorary membership in the Royal Institution of Great Britain, said to be “the oldest independent scientific research body in the world.” JOSEPH SWEETMAN AMES In 1926 Ames was appointed provost of the university, and from 1929 until 1935 he served as its president. The Great Depression was a difficult period at Hopkins, for its endowment was still relatively modest. As president he saw protecting the faculty’s academic freedom as his most important responsibility. The physics of flight was one of Ames’ special interests. In 1915 President Woodrow Wilson appointed him to the new National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics—the forerunner of NASA. He was its chairman for two decades, 1919-39, and the Ames Research Center in Mountain ViewSunnyvale, Calif., honors his pioneering work. “I have simply done my best,” he said, “to make it possible for our scientists and engineers to perform their investigations and to cooperate.” Besides his own theoretical work, a large part of his contribution lay in persuading Congress to provide funds. Joseph Sweetman Ames was a loyal Shad but seldom returned to Faribault. He had a falling-out with his mother: she strongly disapproved of his wife. He died in 1943. Bob Neslund retired from SSM in June 2008 after teaching English and Latin for over 40 years.
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Finally — a real “snow day” for SSM Middle Schoolers! In the spirit of a traditional Minnesota winter where students can expect at least one annual “snow day,” SSM Middle School celebrated Minnesnowta days on January 29 and 30. The festivities began with a Thursday evening Bantam A hockey game, followed by a skating party and a complete evening of fun, food and festivities in the lobby of the Sabre Cafe. And, that was only the beginning! A giant slumber party in the lobby was followed by a “free” Friday during which time-honored festivities were enjoyed such as sledding and making snow angels. The students are voting to keep Minnesnowta Days an annual event!