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Welcome Home to
This summer, our health services center found a new home in Kramer House, formerly East Arch House. This refurbished and redesigned facility provides the same high-quality services as in the old location but in a much more homelike atmosphere. Our students will definitely benefit from this wonderful â€œnewâ€? facility. The Kramer House renovation honors Reginald Kramer, who lived in this building during his long tenure on the Shattuck faculty, and was made possible by the generosity of Shattuck alumni from the classes of 1960-1966. Their support also facilitated the renovation of West Arch House, a faculty residence, and they have our heartfelt thanks.
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Letters to the Editor... We welcome your letters. Please note that letters may be edited for clarity and brevity.
General Eddy Made An Impression I certainly enjoyed the article in The Arch about Lt. Gen. Manton S. Eddy. General Eddy visited Shattuck when I was there from 1947-49. He was a hero at Shattuck because he went into the army directly from there and was able to achieve such a high military rank without the advantage of being a graduate of West Point. He spoke to us from the alcove in the dining room. He told us a joke on himself about when he was in a military hospital. He asked one of the young soldiers if he knew who his commanding general was. The young man didn’t realize who he was speaking with and made some comment that wasn’t very complimentary to General Eddy. In 1951-52, I was serving with the Seventh Army in Germany. It was commanded by General Eddy. He came to inspect our battalion. I was hoping to ask him if he met many Old Shads in Germany. However, he never got down to my level. As I recall my brief exposure to General Eddy, I was impressed that he was most friendly and easy-going. It was a pleasure having the opportunity of being exposed to this great man. - Charles B. Clark ’49
Former Teacher Enjoys A Look Back I am a former teacher at Shattuck—before it merged with St. Mary’s. I was there for just two years, 1963-64 and 1964-65, but they were very important years for me. They were my first years of teaching after serving in the Army for two years. I learned a lot about teaching, young men, and myself. Mr. Keiffer was the assistant headmaster and my mentor. I taught physics as he had. I became the hockey coach by default because the head coach left during the summer. We had a perfect season, 0-12. This was back in the outdoor rink days and we played a short schedule with other private schools in the Twin Cities area. Amazing to see how the hockey program has changed in the interim. It seems the overall enrollment is back to what it was then, about 250. I read every issue of The Arch that comes, but [the winter 2010] one I read from cover to cover in one sitting!!!! Loved each piece!!! A wonderful variety. ROTC was there when I was there so the piece on the General was meaningful to me. I enjoyed the piece on the staff—a critical part of the school that does not generally get much attention. I enjoyed reading Don Purrington’s name, as he was there when I was. Loved the great comment about Orwin Rustad, one of the greatest colleagues a young teacher could have. A few years ago I did bring him over for lunch at a Reunion Weekend—he was recovering from hip surgery, I believe. What a guy!!! I also saw mention of Harry O’Connor, a good friend and golf buddy. Harry, Ellie and girls lived in the house on the golf course—how handy! The issue did bring back great memories.
- Rod Doran
Jamie Remembers ‘The Move’ I just received the winter 2010 Arch and, as always, the photos and stories of those who’ve dedicated their lives to this wonderful school touched my heart. A familiar face was that of Kevin Blake, a fellow Jamie who I knew quite well. I was there for the move in ’71, the summer in between and ’72, and a day doesn’t pass that I don’t think of those days.
- Russell Hoover ’76 Correction In our Winter 2010 Arch Brenda Parkinson Hauschild ’55 was listed as Brenda Robinson Hauschild on page 34. We apologize for the error!
2010 SUMMER ISSUE Volume XXXIV, No. 2
Features From the Head of School..........................2-3 BioScience Update ....................................4-5 Fayfield Hall Update.................................6-7 Facilities Use.............................................8-9 SSM Artists and Authors ......................42-45 Alumni News Reunion 2010 .......................................35-41 Alumni Association ..............................51-52 School News Hockey Highlights ................................10-13 Figure Skating Update ..........................14-15 Soccer Highlights..................................16-17 SSM Sports Shorts.................................18-19 Awards Day ................................................20 Commencement....................................21-27 2010 Productions..................................28-29 Parents’ Association ..............................30-31 SSM News Notes...................................32-33 From the Archives......................................53 In Memoriam .............................................46 Class Notes ...........................................46-50 Managing Editor: Amy Wolf • email@example.com • 507.333.1655 Editor: Julie Jensen•Julie_Jensen@comcast.net Design: Renée Thompson, Michelle Phillips Contributing Writers: Jim Sudmeier ’55, Julie Jensen, Amy Wolf, Robert Neslund, Lonnie Schroeder Photography: Sherry Carter, Warren Jackson, Kathy Linenberger, Paul Olson, Michelle Phillips, Renée Thompson, 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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About the cover... The 2010 class photo was staged after the closing chapel service and just before Commencement on June 4, 2010. This year, the senior class was a record high of 102 students. The 2011 senior class is expected to exceed 120 students. Photo by Renée Thompson
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Life is Life is a Classroom A message from Nick Stoneman, Head of School
Editor’s Note: On June 3, 2010, Head of School Nick Stoneman continued the longstanding tradition of addressing the seniors and their parents at the 2010 Senior Dinner. In contemplating this column for The Arch, Nick felt that the perspectives shared with our departing students might also be of interest to our greater school community. At this time of year, all of us who work here find ourselves asking the question, “Did we do all that we could to prepare you for Life beyond the Arch?”
I think we can say with some conviction that we feel very good about your abilities as students, artists, athletes, and your being contributing members of your next community. We feel we have helped you understand the importance of furthering your spiritual journey. You have showed us your poise and maturity, your ability to respect others and be respected. We have seen that you know how to focus, bring your strengths to bear, and, when needed, build new strengths and competencies. But life does have its curveballs. And believe it or not, you each have a great deal more to learn—and the vast majority of it will not take place with a teacher holding forth before you, will not come with a textbook or a convenient web page to access, and will not have the “right” answer for you to share and be lauded over through grades and comments. The Lessons of the Future will come in many disguises. Will you recognize them? Will you be lifelong learners open to the glimpses of wisdom, advice, and insight that will come your way? We have helped you develop into clairvoyant thinkers, articulate in your expression and analytical in your process. Will you be able to use these tools to discern the merits of an experience, an interaction, to appreciate an epiphany and have an “ah ha” moment or two or three?
I believe that in time you will. I know, for me, that it took sometime to recognize that, in fact, life is a classroom, and that you never know when class is in session or who the teacher could be, but you have to always be willing to accept that the bell can, metaphorically, ring at any time, and the lesson can begin at a moment’s notice. And, of course, the lesson will typically not be presented as a lesson. And it may not be until sometime later that you get it, or that its significance really sinks in.
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So, to bring this to life, I thought I might take you into some of the “classrooms” I have encountered along the way. Perhaps you might get a sense of what I am really getting at this evening. When I was in kindergarten, a mere 5 years old, around Halloween time, we all came to school in our costumes. One boy dressed up as Superman. I thought it would be appropriate to tell him that his costume was pretty lame and that just because he had a big “S” on his shirt, he really wasn’t Superman. He wound up and popped me on the nose, and the blood started flowing, surpassed only by the tears I wept as I ran bawling to my teacher. While the lesson might have been that it is important to be careful what you say to an alleged superhero, the real lesson I gleaned was how important it was to have a sense of discretion and diplomacy when sharing a controversial opinion. At age 8, our family, consisting of eight children, belonged to the Bedford Golf and Tennis Club. It was and remains, for some, a prestigious country club. I loved the tennis and golf we played in the summer. Over the course of our first year of membership, my dad came to realize that the club’s unwritten policy was to not allow Jews or African Americans to be members. He withdrew our membership and for the rest of my childhood we used the public pool and courts—and my dad made sure we knew exactly why. We made new friends and quickly forgot the Bedford Golf and Tennis Club, but the lesson we learned at an early age had a formative impact on each of the eight of us, a lesson both of equality and of standing up for what one believes in. At age 18, right after high school graduation, I spent six months on an oil rig in the Panhandle of Texas working as a roughneck. The driller, a 65-year-old, tobaccochewing, overall-clad Texan who had been working in the oilfields since he was 14, was my boss. He was a man of few words. Our crew of four had the graveyard shift and one night in late fall, I was sitting, having a Dr Pepper, taking my break, and he came into the break room and sat down next to me. “Yank,” he said, “seems to me you’re a long way from home. You best come
over to our place for Thanksgiving.” And he got up and walked out. In that very brief encounter, I experienced a humanity and kindness in a way I had never experienced before. This roughneck oil driller, in a less-than-30-second conversation, erased the working class, poorly educated, redneck stereotype I had framed from my lofty Northeastern prep school perch. Without me anticipating it, the lifelong lesson of taking the time to know the individual and not fall prey to stereotyping had been taught by a very wise teacher. After college while working at Salomon Brothers, an investment banking firm on Wall Street, I had the chance to accompany one of the firm’s managing directors as we walked up the internal stairwell from the investment banking offices to the trading floor. This was a very big deal for me, a recent college graduate. As we ascended the stairs, a cleaning lady, carrying her cleaning supplies was on her way down. The managing director pulled me aside to let her pass and, after she was out of earshot, turned to me and said, “Understand that if you are going to work here, you have a responsibility to make sure that the doors to success are open to all.” All these many years later, his wisdom still rings true as I think about how we can each play a role in helping in the lives of others. Who would have thought such pearls of wisdom could emerge in a brief encounter, in the stairwell of an office building, in downtown Manhattan? Sometime ago I had a chance to run in a snowshoe marathon in Duluth, MN. The night before the race, there was a pasta dinner for all participants. I happened to sit with the longtime race director at the dinner. She had long gray hair, weathered skin, piercing blue eyes, and a gentle, wise manner about her. I was very nervous about the race and did not really understand the course map that was provided. Afraid that I would get off track and be out in the woods in what would be 10-below weather, I asked her repeatedly during dinner about the course. Finally she smiled, patted me on the shoulder, and said in a comforting voice, “Listen, you need to relax. If in the race, just like in
life, you get off the beaten path, things will be OK. Just be calm and persistent and you will find your way out of the trouble you think you’re in and get back on track. You are not the first, and certainly won’t be the last, who hasn’t always made the right choice. It’s all about how you handle it, now isn’t it?” If she was not holding forth and teaching class at that moment, then she certainly fooled me! Finally, sometimes lessons can come from the environment around you. Not long ago, I ran in a long distance race. After a few miles, I kept feeling this irritating pebble rubbing the sole of my shoe. I kept shaking my foot and jostling it to get the pebble to a more bearable spot but it kept returning, kept nagging. I knew that to really address it I would have to stop, but that would slow me down, let others get ahead. I couldn’t let that happen. I finally decided that I needed to deal with it, and I stopped and pulled it out. Unfortunately, by that time it was too late. My sole was blistered and oozy and I eventually had to drop out. As I reflected back on the experience, I realized the running error, but also realized the broader lesson. Listen to your soul! (And yes, the pun is intentional!) When you are trying to forge ahead in your studies, your relationships, your careers, make sure you take the time to mind your spirit, your ethic, your personal code of behavior. The sole of my foot was calling for help, asking me to slow down and pay attention. I ignored it. I paid the price. I now think regularly about whether I am taking care of both my running sole as well as the more important inner soul. As a daily reminder of that important lesson, I keep a pebble on my dresser and see it every morning when I dress. Remember that these lessons are different for everyone and are only heard if you, the lifelong learner, is willing to listen. And here is the good news. Along the way, know that you can be the teachers—to friends, family, and even to the adults who surround you. You already possess a great deal of wisdom and good judgment. I would simply ask that you both share them and add to them as you continue on with your journey.
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Shattuck-St. Mary’s School will launch its BioScience Program this fall in a new building, under a new director, and with a new, three-pronged approach to preparing students for a career in the bioscience field. “We will have a lot of exploration in a two-year program and give students exposure to many different sides of medicine and science,” said Maren LaLiberty, M.D., the founding director of the program. Dr. LaLiberty holds an M.D. and a B.A. in microbiology from the University of Minnesota. “It’s a program for very motivated high school students who would like to get a head start in science and in understand how it relates to their career choices. Lots of kids will say, ‘I want to be a doctor,’ but there are many other places for them to use their science skills. I would really like to interest students who are good in science in other areas, like patent law, biotechnology, research clinics.
Director of the new BioScience program at SSM, Dr. Maren LaLiberty
Legs of the
• Comprehensive Anatomy and Physiology Education • Enrichment Activities • Junior-Senior Year Student Research Projects Dr. LaLiberty will teach the bioscience courses in a two-year rotation. Students will study structure, function, physiology and pathophysiology through an organ systems approach. Other courses will cover control of infectious diseases, principles of public health, biology of infectious organisms and the biology of the human immune system. In an additional course, students will examine the ethical theories and standards used in making health-related decisions on specific biomedical issues.
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Dr. LaLiberty and the bioscience students will have their headquarters in the newly built Fayfield Hall in early 2011 but don’t expect to always find them there. As Dr. LaLiberty notes, “I’ve been teaching anatomy for five years, and we’ll use that as a foundation and then dive in. We’ll have students see a surgery, see people designing prosthetics, in labs doing research, all sorts of things. It will be very real-life focused. We’ll have students doing hands-on research, to satisfy their own curiosity and to write scientific articles. They’ll learn all the skills needed to write a scientific paper and make an oral presentation, and we hope to get some of the articles published.” Fayfield Hall is named for Bob Fayfield ’58, the president and CEO of Banner Engineering, who has been a consistent advocate for science, technology, engineering and math excellence at the School and was a major inspiration in the construction of the first new building on campus in 80 years. “Fayfield Hall has been planned exclusively for lab work and that’s very exciting, in an academic way,” said Dr. LaLiberty. “It can be lonely in the lab, and that’s important for students to realize. Sometimes it’s just you and your test tubes.” Dr. LaLiberty has firsthand knowledge of the variety of career options available to a person well-trained in the biosciences. After practicing family medicine for several years, she decided to switch to teaching and coaching. She spent seven years coaching women’s rowing at the University of Wisconsin–Madison before taking her extensive knowledge of biological sciences to St. Margaret’s School in Tappahannock,
VA, where she taught science and math courses, and coached the rowing team. “I’ve been here for six years and I’m sad to leave,” she said.“I started [at St. Margaret’s] because it was a job but now, it’s really a community. It’s like a small town. It’s the community feel. Now, when someone says something about boarding school life, I can just say, ‘Yup, I know.’
“Fayfield Hall has been planned exclusively for lab work and that’s very exciting, in an academic way. It can be lonely in the lab, and that’s important for students to realize. Sometimes it’s just you and your test tubes.” - Dr. Maren LaLiberty, Director of SSM BioScience “But I want to be closer to my family. I have 2-year-old twin girls and my three sisters told me last summer that ‘resistance is futile’ because they want to be aunts. And, I really miss my dad in Minneapolis. I’m the second to the oldest daughter and the last one to move back to Minnesota.”
program started. The two converged when SSM Associate Head of School Matt Ruby interviewed Dr. LaLiberty. Bioscience courses are open to all SSM students who are interested in medicine or medical technologies and who have performed well in other biology courses and have departmental permission. “The BioScience Program is intended primarily for juniors and seniors,” explained Dr. LaLiberty. “It’s a two-year program, but if a senior wants to start it, we could probably work that out. And, I’m not saying ‘No’ to students who want to combine this with another Center of Excellence focus, but we would have to talk with the student and parents about whether combining the two would be possible. But yes, we are willing to talk about that.” Dr. LaLiberty notes that the program will begin with a core group of students but is expected to expand. “The first year, we’ll probably have a handful of students, and that’s fine while we get the program off the ground. It is such an individualized program that it’s never going to be really big.” With its academic rigor and time commitment from its participants, the School expects the impact of the program to be significant for those students who choose the BioScience path. “It’s harder and harder to get into college and medical school,” Dr. LaLiberty noted. “We hope that this work helps make our students’ applications stand out.” And, it is also the hope that once students do land in college, the BioScience program will have given them greater clarity about chosen fields of study.
Dr. LaLiberty’s job search began shortly after SSM’s creation of the bioscience
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S S M FA C I L I T I E S U P D AT E
becoming a reality...
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The first new academic building on the Shattuck-St. Mary’s School campus in more than 80 years began emerging in April when ground was broken for Fayfield Hall. “We’re hoping for good weather this summer,” said Patty Billings, who’s overseeing the project. “Our schedule is very aggressive but we plan to move in over the Christmas break.” Alumni and visitors on campus for Reunion could see plenty of evidence of the early work of digging trenches and re-grading. “Nobody ever thought we’d be building on this stretch of ground,” Billings said of the space on the north side of Kingham and Dobbin halls. “We’ve been very busy relocating utilities that run under the site. When you use a building, you don’t think about all the things that have to happen underneath the ground.” Billings said the School is working with a general contractor, Professional Contractors, a local firm owned by Steve Underdahl. “We are hoping to use a lot of local subcontractors from Faribault area,” she said. “The community is very excited to see the building going up.” With a laugh, Billings added that “students weren’t excited when we closed down their parking lot, but they all understand because we’re going to have a wonderful new building opening in early 2011.” “The new building is going to have an amazing flood of natural light because the north face is all glass,” she said. “We’re very excited about that because it’s a really supportive condition for student learning. The science faculty has spent hours determining the best layouts and how they want lab spaces to interact with classroom space. Dr. [Maren] LaLiberty spent time with the company that is helping design the bioscience laboratory and she made it very clear that it will be an independent research lab, not a classroom space. It will look like a college research lab, not a high school science lab, which is a big difference.” The SSM science faculty will be the primary occupants of the new space. Long-term plans also call for a renovation of Kingham Hall when funds are available. The facilities will house the School’s STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) classes and its STEM Academy, which is an outreach effort to engage students throughout the region in STEM activities.
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Build it And they will come...
With students participating on more than 10 interscholastic sports teams and in Centers of Excellence for figure skating, synchronized skating, soccer (five teams) and hockey (eight teams), the sports facilities at Shattuck-St. Mary’s School get a workout. And then some.
Although student athletics are the top priority when scheduling SSM’s Dane Family Field House (affectionately known as the “dome”), two indoor ice arenas, and three outdoor soccer fields, the facilities are rarely empty, even when students are studying, eating or sleeping. “The School’s programming comes first,” said John Menk, manager of new initiatives at SSM. Menk pointed out that the
School also offers open skates for students who aren’t hockey players or figure skaters, and holds sleepovers in the dome. “It’s a balance, letting students who aren’t in the Centers of Excellence programs use the facilities in addition to those organizations seeking to rent space and ice time. We host community fundraisers, such as SSM Against the World, a fundraiser for the Faribault Hockey Association in which our alums played against other pros, and a Turkey Trot 5K.
“Our facilities are very well used. We can’t be everything to everyone, but outside users do help to offset operating expenses.” Those “outside users” include everyone from a 5-year-old learning to skate to a 70-something running in the dome during a Faribault winter.
“Before the addition of the new rink and the dome, the community’s use of our facilities was somewhat casual,” said Menk. “With the new facilities, it’s much more of an operation, and it gets bigger and bigger every year. It’s really a testament to the way the facilities were designed and how they’re operated. People from the community really appreciate using the facilities and how nice they are.” When it had just one rink, the School was able to offer the Faribault Hockey Association some ice time but only on a limited basis. Now, hockey associations from Farmington, Lakeville, Northfield and New Prague, in addition to juniors and adult teams, also buy time on the ice.
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Out of the woodwork! “We’re proactive in trying to get adults in after-hours,” said Menk, noting that the rinks often are used until 10 or 11 p.m. “They might not be closed for even six hours on a weekend.”
The situation is similar with the dome except that instead of hosting two sports (hockey and figure skating), the dome is home for soccer, running, lacrosse and ultimate Frisbee. SSM’s own Soccer Academy draws in local youngsters three days a week for 16 weeks to learn the game from the School’s own coaches. From November to April, local runners and walkers escape from snow or rain by working out in the dome during early morning periods. Area colleges
stretch the lacrosse season, despite the Midwest’s fickle weather, by scheduling multi-game weekends, starting in February. Other college athletes, some of whom have earned national titles in the sport, use the dome for ultimate Frisbee games. “They love the facility,” said Menk, “because there’s no wind. It’s a great contrast to the backyard game and is a very athletic sport and exciting to watch.” The real excitement, however, happens behind the scenes. That’s where SSM’s staff keeps the ice smooth, the locker rooms picked up, the lines marked.
on-call part-timers, maintain and oversee the activity. “They have some very long weekends. When you have a lot of kids, 8 to 18, going through the facilities, things are going to get broken and things are going to happen. And there are always a lot of questions. “The schedule looks clean and tidy, but to actually have people come through the door is a little more challenging,” he said. “Our team approach is the key to it all. Everyone from board members to students, we all make it work because we problem solve, we raise concerns and we address those concerns together. It’s the SSM way.”
“It amazing the work that they do,” said Menk of the two full-time and one part-time staff members who, along with a stable of
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H O C K E Y N AT I O N A L S UPDATE
New National Title for SSM Hockey Winning national titles isn’t new for Shattuck-St. Mary’s hockey program, but this spring, SSM did record a first: a national championship in the girls Tier I Under-16 division of USA Hockey. “We had high expectations coming into the season,” said first-year coach Dan Koch, who came to SSM from an assistant coaching position at the University of Wisconsin. “We had a goal right off the bat to make it to the championship game and to be in a position to win a championship. As the year went on, we really progressed well as a group, playing together and being supportive.” In the championship game, SSM faced a familiar opponent in Little Caesars. The two evenly matched teams had met five times before during the season, going 2-2-1 against each other. The national title game in Green Bay, WI, started down the usual storyline with a scoreless first period, but the Sabres pulled away in the second and finished with a 4-1 victory. After SSM’s Alexis Crossley ’12 scored first in the second period, Little Caesars answered just 1:29 later. But Stephanie Lemieux ’13 and then Kim Drake ’12 scored for a 3-1 SSM lead after two periods. “We kind of had a theme during the tournament,” said Coach Koch. “We won our first game in a shootout, lost the next in overtime, and went into our third game needing to win to make it into the medal round. “I’ve read Muhammad Ali’s biography and I told the girls about how he saved up money to buy a bike and someone stole his bike. He said that when he fought, he looked across the ring and thought of his opponent as the person who stole his bike. I reminded the girls that we had to get our bike back. I talked about how we
had sacrificed, with practice at 6:30 a.m., time in the weight room, and living in dorms, away from home. I said, ‘How dare that team try to take away our championship.’ ” Lemieux scored again, a power-play goal at 7:52 of the third period, before SSM goaltender Jorie Walters ’12, who had 17 saves in the game, and the defense shut down Little Caesars. “The last seven, eight minutes of the championship were really memorable,”
said Coach Koch. “When you reach the top of that mountain, and the other team is taking penalties, and you can watch your players being really happy for each other. As a coach, you watch it, and it’s their moment to be rewarded for their efforts and sacrifices.” Depth and balance were strengths for the SSM team. Fourteen players had more than 20 points during the season, five had more than 40 points, and four players had more than 50 points, or almost a point a game.
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A L U M N I H O C K E Y NEWS
Once Again, SSM Alum Drinks from Stanley Cup
knew from Day One of the season this team had the potential of our goal. It’s just an amazing feeling right now.” Last year, it was Toews’ gold-medal winning Canadian Olympic teammate Sidney Crosby, another SSM product, who captained the Pittsburgh Penguins to the NHL title. But Toews did Crosby one better by winning the Conn Smythe Trophy, given to the player voted by a panel of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association as most valuable player during the playoffs. The 22year-old Toews is the first alum to earn that honor, recording 29 points in post-season play.
Photo curtesy of Chicago Blackhawks
“The guy that’s the leading scorer in the playoffs always has a chance,” SSM Director of Hockey Tom Ward told The Faribault Daily News. “It wasn’t a sure thing because he wasn’t scoring so much in the Finals as he had been before.”
Jonathan Toews ’05 holds high the Stanley Cup after leading the Chicago Blackhawks to the NHL championship.
he hockey world’s spotlight once again shone on Shattuck-St. Mary’s hockey program when, on the heels of sending seven alumni to the Olympics, a Sabre alum captained the Stanley Cup winner and was named the Most Valuable Player of the National Hockey League playoffs.
Jonathan Toews ’05 led the Chicago Blackhawks to their first Stanley Cup
in 49 years. The Hawks defeated Philadelphia 4-3 in overtime of the sixth game to win the series, four games to two. “There are so many great things about winning a Stanley Cup,” Toews told The Sporting News. “This is it. This is the best feeling you can ever get. I just can’t believe it’s happened. This team put on one heckuva run. We
Ward told The Faribault Daily News that he and Toews keep in touch. “We text back and forth,” said Coach Ward. “I don’t bug him much in the playoffs, but I texted him after the last round and said, ‘Good luck,’ and he said ‘Thanks coach.’ He’s a very unassuming kid. He was a really good student. Big smile. Jonathan, he doesn’t have a big ego. That’s one of his most endearing qualities.” Although Toews was held to only three assists in the Blackhawks’ six-game title series, he set up a power-play goal in the first period of the final game for his Blackhawks playoff record-tying 29th point and franchise-best 22nd assist in 22 postseason games. He recorded 25 goals and 68 points during the regular season, leading Chicago to the Central Division title.
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A L U M N I H O C K E Y NEWS
Notre Dame Honors Deeth Kevin Deeth ’05 received two of the most prestigious honors the University of Notre Dame bestows on its student athletes: the Kanaley and Zorich awards. The Kanaley Award has been given annually since 1926 to seniors who have been exemplary students and leaders. Along with Deeth, five other award recipients were chosen by the university’s Faculty Board on Athletics. The Zorich Award, first presented in 1998, recognizes contributions of student-athletes to Notre Dame and the community at large. Five athletes were given Zorich awards. The eighth hockey player to earn the Kanaley Award and the fourth to take home the Zorich Award, Deeth was a four-year letter-winner for the Fighting Irish, serving as an alternate team captain during the 2009-10 season. He finished his Notre Dame career as the all-time leader in games played and finished tied for 35th on the all-time points list with 114 career points (35 goals, 79 assists). Off the ice, Deeth oversaw the community service efforts of the Fighting Irish hockey team, which included serving as mentors at local elementary schools and doing clinics for and assisting at practices with area hockey programs. Deeth also ran the on-line jersey auction that raised $16,604.60 for the Wounded Warriors Project. For his efforts in the community, Deeth was nominated for college hockey’s Humanitarian Award. Deeth has a 3.568 grade-point average as a marketing major in the Mendoza College of Business.
Murray Earns All-WCHA Honors For the third consecutive year, Sarah Murray ’06 was named a WCHA Scholar Athlete. A defenseman at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, Murray becomes just the second UMD player ever to earn the prestigious award three times. To qualify for this honor, an individual must have compiled a grade-point average of 3.50 (on a 4.0 scale) for the previous two semesters or three quarters. Those who maintain a 3.50 cumulative grade-point average overall are also WCHA Student-Athlete Award recipients. An education major, Murray played for Shattuck-St. Mary’s from 1999-2006 and tallied 30 points, on two goals and 28 assists, during her junior year. SSM won national titles in 2005 and 2006 and Murray was the team captain in 2006. She is the daughter of former SSM coach Andy Murray and his wife, Ruth.
Far-flung Trio Still Rooted at SSM From left, Brady Murray ’03, Jordan Parisé ’01 and Marty Mjelleli ’01. The three were teammates on SSM’s 2001 national championship team and have maintained their childhood friendships despite hockey careers in three different countries. Brady plays for the Lugano HC and led its Switzerland league in goals in 2008-09. Jordan plays in Austria for Klagenfurter AC and led that league in save percentage. In Holland, Marty led the Amsterdam Tigers in points. The three arrived at SSM in 1996 and all still live in Faribault and visit SSM regularly to prepare for their seasons.
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Ruegsegger Earns First Team Academic All-America Honors Tyler Ruegsegger ’06 was named to the 2010 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Men’s At-Large First Team. A management major at the University of Denver, he has a 3.95 cumulative grade-point average. This is the third straight year that Ruegsegger has earned Academic All-America honors. Ruegsegger earned All-WCHA second-team honors and was named as a WCHA Scholar-Athlete for the third year. He helped Denver to its 12th WCHA regular-season title and
scored a career-high 41 points on 16 goals and 25 assists as the Pioneers qualified for their 21st NCAA hockey tournament and finished with a 27-10-4 record. Ruegsegger played four seasons for Shattuck-St. Mary’s and recorded 89 points on 38 goals and 51 assists in 60 games in 2005-06. He led the team in points and assists, and tied for team lead in goals during SSM’s 2005 national championship season. He was named the Best All-Around Student for four consecutive years and was selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the sixth round (166th overall) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.
SSM Alum Zach Parisé Steps Up for Literacy Effort
Ruegsegger photos by Rich Clarkson & Associates/NCAA Photos
NHL Picks Four SSM Skaters Four former Shattuck-St. Mary’s hockey players were chosen in the 2010 National Hockey League draft. Since 1991, 40 SSM players have been drafted by NHL teams. The Anaheim Ducks selected Emerson Etem with the 29th overall selection. Etem, from Long Beach, CA, now plays for Medicine Hat in the Western Hockey League. The 6-foot, 190-pound right winger led all WHL rookies in goals (37) and finished fourth overall in points (65) in 72 games in the 2009-10 season. He attended Shattuck-St. Mary’s School from 2006-08.
Photo curtesy of NJ State Library
Zach Parisé ’02, New Jersey Devils star forward and Olympic silver medalist, participated in the New Jersey Library Association’s Library Champions program to encourage children to read. In an event at the New Jersey State Library, Parisé read a story to children from a local school for the deaf and showed them his silver medal. He also received a letter from New Jersey’s First Lady Mary Pat Christie and posed for pictures with fans under an enormous Zach Parisé banner that hangs from the State Library building.
With the 69th overall pick (in the third round), the Florida Panthers chose right winger Joe Basaraba ’10. Basaraba will play at the University of Minnesota, Duluth next season. The 6-foot-2, 200-pounder played in 52 games for SSM, scoring 22 goals and 24 assists. Also in the third round, Jason Clark ’10, a 6-2 forward, was picked by the New York Islanders with the 82nd pick. Clark, from Eden Praire, MN, played in 102 games in two seasons for SSM, recording 90 points.
Joe Basaraba ’10
Jason Clark ’10
The Tampa Bay Lightning took 5-10 forward Jimmy Mullin ’10 with the 118th selection. Mullin had 72 points in 55 games for the Sabres last season. Jimmy Mullin ’10
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F I G U R E S K AT I N G UPDATE
SSM Putting Skaters in Sync Equal parts drill team and figure skating, synchronized skating requires a team of skaters to blend speed and accuracy into intricate formations and maneuvers. Shattuck-St. Mary’s School will add a synchronized figure skating program to its menu of athletic options next fall. Veteran coach Vicki Korn will develop and direct the program, with plans to have a junior or senior level team compete in the 2010-11 season. “It is the fastest growing skating discipline for the U.S. Figure Skating Association,” said Korn, who brings extensive experience as a national and international synchronized skating coach. “We hope to have a team of 16 here but we have at least eight already so we will compete.” Synchronized skating (or synchro) uses the same judging system as other figure skating formats. Teams of 8-22 skaters must perform a free skate with required elements. At the junior and senior levels, teams also perform a
short program of required moves. Synchronized teams compete at 15 different levels, depending on age and skill, in non-qualifying events as well as qualifying events that culminate with the U.S. Synchronized Team Skating Championships. Korn noted that synchronized skating combines all of the different elements of the other skating disciplines, including lifts, jumps and spins. “In synchronized skating,” she said, “for the first time, skaters can really learn the values of being on a team.” Synchronized skating is growing in popularity across the country, and the world. From its rather humble beginning as a sideshow—called precision skating—during University of Michigan hockey games in Ann Arbor, MI, 50 years ago, synchronized team skating has blossomed into a worldwide sport. In 1984, 38 synchro teams participated in the first U.S. Precision Skating Championships. In 2008, about 4,500
Vicki Korn is the new Director of Synchronized Skating. She built a world class program at Miami University and intends to do the same at SSM. athletes on 288 of the 522 USFA-registered teams attempted to qualify for the 25th U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships. The International Skating Union officially recognized synchronized skating at its 1994 Congress. In 1996, the United States hosted the first World Synchronized Skating Challenge Cup with 17 teams from 13 countries. Team USA won its first medal at the 2007 World Synchronized Skating Championships when the Miami (Ohio) University team earned the silver. Korn was the coach of that team and comes to SSM from Miami University. During her 25-year tenure at the school, Miami University teams earned 11 national championships in the collegiate division and three national championships in the senior division. Korn was named Synchronized Skating Coach of the Year in 1997 and 1999 and the Professional Skaters Association Coach of the Year in 2007.
SSM launched its first synchronized skating effort this past spring. The team competed at the Hiawathaland Competition in Rochester, MN.
“I was skating director at Miami and when synchro-
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nized skating became a varsity sport in 1995, I became the head coach of that team,” she said. “I grew up with the sport and I’m very impressed with it. Some people call it Rockettes on ice, and it really is precision skating and formations.” Shattuck-St. Mary’s will be the only boarding school that offers a synchronized figure skating program in the world. The SSM figure skating program, which began in 2006 under the direction of Diana Ronayne, had 20 skaters from seven countries competing in four national championships and junior international events last year. “We hope to draw students from Chicago, Minneapolis, Michigan, and California,” said Korn, who added that Finland, Sweden and Canada also have many synchronized skating programs. “We will have to establish the team and have some success to attract skaters.” She said SSM will compete in at least five events during the next season, which runs from December until the national championship in March.
SSM Figure Skating Program Honored Shattuck-St. Mary’s School and Figure Skating Club received the Fritz Dietl Award from the Professional Skaters Association (PSA) for innovation and excellence in facility management, operations and programming. PSA is an international organization that since 1938 has offered training and education for figure skating coaches and judges. The prestigious international recognition capped an exceptional year for SSM’s figure skaters, who earned 96 medals (37 gold) in 17 competitions. The program welcomed 10 new skaters and performed four exhibitions for the SSM community including the popular Christmas Walk Show.
This summer marked the first Synchronized Skating Camp at SSM. Students who attended developed their skills under the keen eye of Vicki Korn and other guest coaches. The camp was held June 27-30.
Three skaters passed the senior gold medal free skate test: Ariel Flotte ’11, Sophia LaMay ’11 and Nanoha Sato ’11. Sato was also a Japanese national senior competitor and LaMay was a junior competitor at the Midwestern Sectional. Three skaters also passed the senior gold medal field moves: Summer O’Connor ’12, Bailey Ciaramella ’13 and Maggie Hausmann ’13.
Ariel Flotte ’11
Sophia LaMay ’11
Nanoha Sato ’11
Summer O’Connor ’12
Bailey Ciaramella ’13
Maggie Hausmann ’13
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Boys Soccer The U17 team played in the Midwest soccer league, which includes some of the best teams from the 14-state Midwest region. SSM won the league with a 4-1-1 record.
A victorious U18 boys team celebrates their success in qualifying for the national tournament. This spring, the Shattuck-St. Mary’s School boys soccer program was admitted to the U.S. Soccer Development Academy, starting this fall. The Development Academy is a three-year-old program that was created to help develop the next generation of elite U.S. soccer players. The Academy contains more than 70 of the top soccer clubs in the country and has a waiting list of several hundred clubs. A partnership between U.S. Soccer and the top youth clubs around the country, the Development Academy’s programming philosophy emphasizes increased training, fewer total
games and more competitive games. The Academy also connects National Team coaches directly with the Academy clubs to develop and identify players and coaches for future Youth National Teams. Each Academy team is evaluated by a National Team coach at least 10 times each year. SSM’s under-18 team earned a spot in the National Championship Tournament by winning the Minnesota State Cup championship and the Midwest Regional Tournament. They placed second overall in the nation!
Girls Soccer The U18 team advanced to the finals of the Minnesota State Cup before losing to the defending champions. The U17 squad finished third in the Midwest Regional League. Eight of the nine graduating soccer athletes will continue to play soccer in college. Among them is Vanessa LegaultCordisco ’10, a 5-foot-7 midfielder from St. Therese, Quebec, who will attend the University of Evansville next year. Legault-Cordisco was one of four players chosen to move up from the Under-20 Canadian National Team to the full Canadian National Team. She scored the gamewinning goal in U20 World Cup qualifier against Guatemala. Canada’s National Team has 22 players and is preparing for the 2010 CONCACAF Women’s Gold Cup, which is expected to run from late October and early November. The Gold Cup will serve as the qualification route for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Germany 2011. Two CONCACAF teams will earn automatic berths while the third-place team will face Europe’s fifthplace team in a qualification playoff. In addition, Julia Roddar ’10 was named to Sweden’s Under-19 National Team.
The U16 team played up several age groups in the Minnesota U18/U19 soccer league. Because of the school schedule, the team had to play all of eight of its games in May (including four games in the last week of school). Despite the age difference and the compressed schedule, the SSM team won all eight games and took the league title. All three SSM teams traveled to Dallas in March to compete in one of the top youth soccer tournaments in the world—The Dallas Cup. The under-16 team defeated strong teams from Mexico and California and made it to the quarterfinal round. The U18 team won five straight games before losing to a team from Panama in the final played in the 21,000 seat capacity Pizza Hut Park Stadium.
New Coaches Named to Soccer Staff Steve Cornish returns to SSM as the new head coach for the U17/18 boys team. A two-time Big South Conference Coach of the Year, he was the head coach for the University of North CarolinaAsheville men’s team for 17 years. He coached soccer and track and taught mathematics at SSM from 1983-92.
Michele Cornish, his wife, is the new head coach for the U17 girls team. She came to SSM from the UNC-Asheville where she was the women’s head coach for 16 years. Her Bulldog teams won two of the eight Big South Conference chamMichele Cornish pionships they played in and two regular season conference titles. She was twice named Big South Coach of the Year. The couple has a 16-year-old son, Cameron, and an 11-year-old daughter, Cheyney. Michele Cornish takes over for Bob Moullin, who is now head coach of SSM’s U16 boys team.
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S S M S P O RT S S H O RT S
BOYS TENNIS Nelson Wolf ’10, at number one singles, went undefeated in the regular season to lead the boys tennis effort. Wolf lost to the top two singles players from Rochester Lourdes High School in the very competitive Section 1A individuals tournament, which included several of the top teams in the state. A two-time state-tournament entrant, Wolf will attend Carleton College in the fall. Thanks to one of the warmest Aprils on record, the team was Nelson Wolf ’10 able to get plenty of court time before its first match, against Lake City, on April 15. SSM faced long-time rival Lake City three times during the season (twice during the regular season and once during the first round of the sectional team tournament) and lost each match, 4-3. SSM finished with five victories—including wins over Stewartville, Faribault High School, and Winona Cotter High School—and eight losses. The team—33 boys ranging from beginning Middle School players to several returning Upper School varsity players— was coached by Christian Bragnalo and assistants Richard Kettering and John Groess. With only six courts at the Upper School, court space was at a premium. Some of the beginning players were moved to the Middle School at St. Mary’s Hall for their practices. Six players from the varsity squad will return for the 2011 season.
BOYS GOLF Clay Curwin ’11 finished tied for 21st (39-37–76) and Anthony Brodeur ’13 tied for 39th (37-42–79) at the Class AA State Golf Tournament, which was shortened to one day by bad weather. It was the first trip to the state tournament for both players and the second year in a row that Shattuck-St. Mary’s School has sent two players to the state meet. The team finished second at the Section 2AA tournament for the second consecutive year. Curwin tied for third and Brodeur tied for fifth overall at the Section 2AA tournament. The team won the sub-section tournament. Brodeur was the sub-section medalist and is also the first player in 22 years to shoot two tournament rounds under par. He led the team in scoring average for the season. Both Clay Curwin ’11 and Jake Curwin ’13 had 9-hole match scores under par this past season.
The team shot the best 9-hole score of the season—and in school history—against Kenyon-Wanamingo at the Legacy with a 142. That’s a team score of 2-under par! The team’s best 18-hole score was a 307 at the Legacy in a triangular meet with Faribault and Northfield. “Unfortunately,” said Coach Mike Frankenfield, “Faribault shot 295 to hand us our only loss of the season in dual meets.” Other team highlights were a fifth-place finish (out of 19 teams) at the SSM Harry O’Connor Invitational, a secondplace finish (out of eight teams) at the Bethlehem Academy Invitational, a fourth-place finish (out of 15 teams) at the Staples Invitational, and a sixthplace finish (out of 23 teams) at the Northern Invitational, a two-day event at Giants Ridge. Two seniors— Paul Parisot and Brian Harrison—played their final matches for SSM this season. Jake Curwin ’13 “Harrison made his first trip to the Northern Invitational and lost more than a few balls during his two days of play,” said Coach Frankenfield. “He would also tell you that it was a trip he’ll always remember. “We had a lot of young players out for golf again this season, and we will have a very strong team again next season. Unfortunately, the team that beat us at the section tournament, Fairmont, will lose only one player. This will be Fairmont’s third consecutive trip to the Class AA tournament and the fourth trip in the past five years. We’ve got our work cut out for us next season.”
From left, Archie Ogani ’11, Justin Pirard ’13, Tyler Bruneteau ’11, and Clay Curwin ’11
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TRACK SSM track athletes joined with Bethlehem Academy students to participate in area track meets. “There were two types of participants,” said Coach Danika Bender, “the runners who came every day and Erin Olson ’13 ran to get into shape, and the actual track members who were interested in competition.” Among the competitive athletes were: Patrick Kent ’11, the SSM captain, ran the 400, 800, and 1600 meters. His 4x800 relay team broke several Bethlehem Academy school records. Tony Frankenfield ’11, 100, 4x100 relay and long jump. Erin Olson ’13, long jump, triple jump, 100 and 4x100 relay. Billy Park ’11, long jump, 200. Camille Biard ’11, 100, 4x100 relay, long jump, triple jump. “The track meets had challenging weather conditions,” said Coach Bender, “forcing the kids to compete in hail, thunder showers and 93-degree heat. The kids ran pretty much every day. The only fun practice was the Dairy Queen run when the team ran to Dairy Queen, ate a bunch of ice cream, and called the bus to drive us back.”
BASEBALL The Faribault Academy Cardinals finished the regular season with a 9-9 record and lost their first playoff game to Maple River, 6-2. SSM contributed 11 players to the cooperative team of SSM, Bethlehem Academy, and Cannon Valley Lutheran School.
few years, and the pitcher they were throwing had only given up three hits against us in his previous two starts. We were losing, 9-2, going into the fourth inning, and we roughed him up for eight runs in the inning. We held on to win the game, led by home runs from three different seniors.” Seniors Matt Saemrow, Dom Trnka and Bryan Lamont were named all-conference and freshman Dylan Valentyn was named honorable-mention all-conference. Players from SSM on varsity were Caleb Neal ’10, Rogelio Cadena ’12, Taylor Cammarata ’13, Max Hohle ’12 and Garrett Cecere ’13. “It was a very fun year with a large group of kids from various age groups coming together and working toward a common goal,” said Coach Carpentier. “This team developed tremendously and the leadership of our seniors certainly will be missed.”
BOYS LACROSSE The varsity and junior varsity boys lacrosse teams enjoyed undefeated seasons, finishing with 6-0 records. The varsity team, coached by Murray Eaves, finished the season ranked second among Minnesota Boys Scholastic Lacrosse Association teams. Cody Marooney ’10 scored 89 goals to set SSM’s all-time Spencer Carter ’13 goal-scoring record (previously 83). Teddy Doherty ’12 set a school record for goals in a game with eight against Shakopee.
GIRLS LACROSSE The girls team nearly went undefeated also, finishing its 8-1 season with a loss to Blake. Heather Mottau ’13 (#33) was the leading scorer with 36 goals and 18 assists. “The outlook for next year looks good,” said Coach Brett Carey. “We lost four seniors but will have 14 returning varsity players.”
“We were a very young Taylor Cammarata ’13 team with five freshmen in the starting lineup most games,” said Coach Mike Carpentier, “and of the 16 kids on varsity, we had seven freshmen, two sophomores, one junior and six seniors. We played great baseball throughout the month of May. One key victory was when we beat Mankato Loyola 15-9 on Senior Night. We had not beat Mankato Loyola in a
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AWA R D S D AY AT S H AT T U C K - S T. M A R Y ’ S
You Make Us Proud! This year’s recipients of awards and prizes…
Upper School Awards The Hauschild Senior Scholarship Prize .............Seung Hee Shon ’10 The Most Improved Senior Award ..........................Marcus Zelzer ’10 The Personal Achievement Award .............................Nelson Wolf ’10 The Good Companion Award ..............................Alyssa Gagliardi ’10 The Plugger’s Prize ...............................................Cody Marooney ’10 The Cornelia Whipple Award...................................Julianna Jack ’10 The Spectator Prize .................................................Joel Zimmerly ’10 The Ellie Mae Dearborn Medal ...................................Zoie Reams ’10 The Below English Department Prize ......................Faith Greiner ’10 The Poehler Mathematics Medal......Junfeng Zhuang ’10, Derek Huang ’10 The Mathematics Association of America Awards...................... Derek Huang ’10, Jun Ha Jung ’13 The Agerter Science Award...................................Junfeng Zhuang ’10 The Bausch and Lomb Honorary Science Award ......Woo Taek Shin ’11 The Bloom Memorial History Prize............................Seohyun Cho ’10 The Whitney Latin Prize.............................................Paul Enders ’10 The Below French Prize........................................Alyssa Gagliardi ’10 The Mandarin Chinese Prize .....................................Soo Bin Kim ’10 The Marthena Drybread Spanish Prize .....................................................Seung Hee Shon ’10 The American Sign Language Prize............................Chloe Mayo ’10 The English Mastery Award .............................Ching Wen Huang ’12 The Wagner Dramatics Award............................Lauren Eberwein ’11 The National School Choral Award......................Guanhao Xiong ’10 The National School Orchestra Award...........Travis Eckman-Rocha ’11 The Louis Armstrong Jazz Award...................Ting Chiang Huang ’12 The John Phillip Sousa Award ..................................Julianna Jack ’10 The Visual Arts Award ............................................Hsin-Han Tsai ’10 The McGowan-Nelson Photography Award ............Kellie Dineen ’10 The Dancer of the Year Award ..................................Karen Yatsko ’10 Rosaur Award..........................................................Michaila Siftar ’10 The Jay Wang Animation and Video Award......Nikolas Robinson ’11 The Performer of the Year Award .......................Lauren Eberwein ’10 The Spotlight on SSM Award ......................................Zoie Reams ’10 The Newburg Silver Medal .......................................Julianna Jack ’10 The Anna Theopold Gold Medal ........................Seung Hee Shon ’10 Permanent Honor Roll (Second Student) Julianna Jack ’10 (First Student) Seung Hee Shon ’10 The Cum Laude Society Won Ho Chung ’10 Madeline Peterson ’10 Ariel Flotte ’11 Woo Taek Shin ’11 Hung Yuan Shih ’10 Peter Traber ’11 Kayla Sullivan ’11 Benjamin Monge ’10 Waitin Kam ’11 Alexander Smereczniak ’11 The Holsinger Girls’ Sportsmanship Award ..................Alyssa Gagliardi ’10 The Holsinger Boys’ Sportsmanship Award...........Peter Clements ’10 The Zulfer Plaque.................................................Won Ho Chung ’10 The St. Mary’s Hall Most Improved Athletic Award.....................Maggie Hausmann ’13
The Kramer Cup .....................................................Kiryl Hatavets ’10 The Williams Cup .................................................Amanda Kessel ’10 The Tricker-Newman Cup ........................................Julianna Jack ’10 The School Service Award ........................................Julianna Jack ’10 The Elena Lizier International Student Award ...................................................Hung Yuan Shih ’10 The Charles B. “Bud” Wilkinson Award .............Maddie Peterson ’10 The Scanlon Award ....................................................Jun Ha Jung ’13 The Yale Cup .........................................................Hyun Joon Lee ’12 The Derry Gardner Memorial Award .................Sydney Eberwein ’12 The Wellesley Book Award .........................................Sarah Tiano ’11 The Harvard Prize Book...................................Nicholas Blackmer ’11 The Cooley Award .......................................................Ariel Flotte ’11 The Yale Book Award ...................................................Nanoha Sato ’11 Bowdoin Book Award .............................................................Nicholas Blackmer ’11 The Princeton Plaque .............................................Nastacia Behle ’12 Bishop Kellogg Scholarship Awards ..............Sarah Anderson ’11, Mikhail Bushinski ’11
Middle School Awards Best All-around Middle School Athlete Award.......Haekyung Moon ’15 and Ricardo Lopez-Espin ’14 Charles “Bud” Wilkinson Community Service Award.......Isari Rodriguez ’16 The Middle School English Prize ...................................Ellen Ray ’14 The Middle School Mathematics Prize......................Blake Clarke ’14 The Middle School Science Prize............................William Flotte ’14 The Middle School History Prize ...............William Tucker Bender ’14 The Middle School World Language Prize......Eleanor MacQueen ’14 The Middle School Global Language Prize............Andrea Newell ’14 The Middle School Performing Arts Awards Winds Ensemble Award ...............................................Sei-Yoon Oh ’14 Orchestral Award ............................................................Ellen Ray ’14 Choral Award ........................................................Nicholas Greco ’15 Dance Award .....................................................Chia-Chen Chang ’15 Drama Award ........................................................Micaela Hayton ’15 The Middle School Visual Arts Award ............Eleanor MacQueen ’14 The Most Improved Student Award ..........................Sei-Yoon Oh ’14 The President’s Award for Educational Excellence William Tucker Bender ’14 William Flotte ’14 Shannon Blackmer ’14 Mark Loveday ’14 Brianna Bruggeman ’14 Ellie MacQueen ’14 Xavier Buhman ’14 Matteo Milroy ’14 Blake Clarke ’14 Ellie Ray ’14 Noah Cloak ’14 Chandler Watson ’14 Kevin Dineen ’14 The Bishop Kellogg Scholarship Prize ...........................Ellen Ray ’14 The Dobbin Scholarship Plaque................William Tucker Bender ’14 The Jenkins Cup ..............................................Shannon Blackmer ’14
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It has not been an easy journey, and there most certainly have been moments where we have longed for home. But in between these moments, we have created friendships and memories that will undoubtedly last forever, and as a senior in the graduating 2010 class, I can now say it was time well spent. —Excerpt from Joel Zimmerly’s Toast to the School, June 3, 2010
Each year at the Commencement Dinner, selected students make special remarks. The students pictured at right were this year’s Commencement Dinner speakers.
Adrianna Simonelli toasted the parents.
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Soo Bin Kim toasted the faculty.
Joel Zimmerly presented a toast to the School.
Martin Moen gave the dinner blessing.
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gãxÄäx cxtÜÄá Éy j|áwÉÅ An excerpt from a speech given by Elizabeth Sears-Hager ’62 at the 2010 Commencement.
Elizabeth Sears-Hager ’62 gives graduating seniors her 12 text messages.
After graduating from St. Mary’s Hall in 1962, Elizabeth Sears-Hager earned an undergraduate degree from Wellesley College and a master’s from the University of New Hampshire. She served as a Fellow at the Institute of Politics at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She is the executive director of the United Way of Merrimack County, NH. Previously, she served 13 terms in the New Hampshire Legislature and was the first female mayor of Concord, NH. Here are the 12 suggestions she offered to the graduating class during her “text message” speech at the SSM Commencement on June 4, 2010:
1. You are great! 2. Take risks. 3. Volunteer. Even an hour a week. 4. Vote. 5. Don’t buy into the political anger and negativism happening today. 6. You are great but you didn’t get that way all by yourself. Appreciate your parents and grandparents and the amazing teachers and administrators at this beautiful school. 7. Cherish the environment. 8. Exercise, eat right and stay healthy. 9. Embrace learning. 10. Give to Shattuck-St. Mary’s. I mean it. 11. Attend to your spiritual side. 12. Laugh! Seriously—laughter is the best medicine for lots of ailments. There they are—my dozen short messages. I envy the lives that are ahead of you. You will be able to share many more messages as you live those lives! Best wishes to all of you.
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itÄxw|vàÉÜ|tÇ Excerpts from the Valedictory Address given by Seung Hee Shon ’10 on June 4, 2010
After spending a third of my life here, ShattuckSt. Mary’s School has become my second home. For an international student who always has to travel around half of the world to see her family and friends, the decision to come to America marked the end of my Korean education and the beginning of a remarkable journey of experiencing a new language and culture. Adopting my second language was challenging enough, but the more difficult part came when I had to learn all different subjects in English and try to adjust to a different style of teaching and learning. In American classes, I could not just write down the notes or memorize the answers that teachers provided to students. Instead, I had to be an active participant in class discussions in order to find out the answers and fully understand the material. From doing laundry by myself to balancing my relationships with American and international students, I learned not only to be independent and responsible for my own actions and words, but also to appreciate the sacrifice my parents were making to provide me with the best education possible. In the end, these little moments of gaining new insights helped me mature quickly enough to embrace such a life-changing opportunity.
also get to share the interesting perspectives of students whose different cultural backgrounds allow for a wider spectrum of indirect experiences. Outside of class, students work to improve their various talents and achieve their different goals in the field and on the ice as both individuals and teams. Although we all came here at a different time in our careers, our terrific social life with roommates and friends in the dorm continues as we learn how to live along with others. As a boarding school, SSM truly offers opportunities to mingle and share with others who are all unique and different.
Today, we live in the age of accelerating technology and complexity. With the advent of the Internet and 24-hour news, technology is quickly emerging in ways that make the world smaller, more open, more visible, and less distant, and transform opportunities for learning and communicating. In fact, all human beings cannot be separately classified as the citizens of each different country; rather, we are more and more becoming the global citizens of the entire world. Even the diversity at our school links us all into an international society. The magical thing about But for me, the experience itself became much this network is not just that it breaks down more exhilarating and challenging when I began the distance and makes everyone your to love and embrace the diversity at our school. neighbor. It also dramatically increases the With students from 17 different countries and 39 number of brilliant minds and the innovative different states, we live in the midst of so much ideas that we can have working together. energy and intelligence. In classes, we encounter not only the fascinating academics of learning This becomes possible at Shattuck-St. Mary’s different concepts, ideas, and formulas and the as we expand our ability and potential to applications of these in our real lives, but we change the world and share our successes and
failures so that we learn from each other. With our different talents, we can not only contribute our ideas to make a better world, but also bring a revolution in what human beings can do for one another. If we consider what we have been fortunately given in talent, privilege, and opportunity, then there is almost no limit to what the world expects from us… And so, before you leave through the beautiful Whitney Arch for one last time, I hope you understand what an amazing privilege it is to go to a school that can transform you into a different person not just through what you learn here but also through the unforgettable memories and friendships you make here. It is up to you now to respect people’s differences and offer much more knowledge to the world because global citizenship is possible only when we start to understand those in need and contribute what we know and have to the world. And lastly, I hope you will come back to Shattuck-St. Mary’s 30 years from now and reflect on what you have done with all your talent and your energy, and be able to wear a big smile on your face.
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Bemidji State University (MN) Boston College (MA) Boston University (MA) Bowdin College (ME) Bradley University (IL) Butler University (IN) Carleton College (MN) Colorado School of Mines
Connecticut College Cornell University (NY) Dartmouth College (NH) Embry‐Riddle Aeronautical University (FL) Furman University (NC) George Washington University (DC) Georgia Institute of Technology Hamilton College (NY)
Harold Washington College (IL) Harvard College (MA) Indiana University Jacksonville University (FL) Lake Forest College (IL) Lawrence University (WI) Lee University (TN) Lenior‐ Rhyne University (NC)
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Mannes College The New School for Music (NY) Mesa State College (CO) Miami University (OH) Michigan State University Minnesota State University‐Mankato Mt. Holyoke College (MA) New York University Northeastern University (MA) Northern Illinois University Old Dominion University (VA) Pennsylvania State University Quinnipiac University (CT) Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY) St. Louis University (MO) St. Martin’s University (WA) St. Mary’s University (MN)
St. Olaf College (MN) St. Thomas University (MN) Towson University (MD) Tufts University (MA) Union College (NY) University of Arizona University of Colorado‐Boulder University of Evansville (IN) University of Illinois‐Urbana/Champaign University of Maine University of Michigan University of Minnesota‐Duluth University of Minnesota‐Twin Cities University of Montana University of Nebraska‐Omaha University of North Dakota
University of Rochester (NY) University of Vermont University of Washington University of Wisconsin‐Madison University of Wisconsin‐Milwaukee Wake Forest University (NC) Western Illinois University
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SSM 2010 PRODUCTIONS
A Classic—Hello, Dolly—Wins New Fans Shattuck-St. Mary’s School actors treated audiences to a classic piece of musical theater by putting on Hello, Dolly as the year’s musical. “Many young people today are familiar with Wicked, Rent, The Lion King … the newer, more pop-musicals,” said Rachel Haider, who directed the production. “But, the students found both the story and music for Hello, Dolly to be challenging, beautiful and fun.” As in any play, the lead actor carries a large burden in Hello, Dolly. “With the kindest, most unassuming personality, and standing
at only 5 ¼ inches, Seung Wan (Wendy) Shon ’13 may look like an unlikely Dolly Levi,” remarked Haider. “But when Wendy took on this large, celebrated role, her unstoppable power, gorgeous singing voice, and lovely charisma sent audiences into thunderous applause.”
Eberwein ’12 as Minnie Fay, Ben Westphal ’11 as Cornelius Hackl, and Lauren Eberwein ’11 as Irene Malloy. “Lauren and Ben are members of our select Vocal Performance Program at SSM,” said Haider, “and special mention should also be given to Johanna Ruby ’12 in the outlandishly funny role of Ernestina.”
Haider noted that Hello, Dolly was specifically chosen because it has strong, exciting roles for, essentially, six principles. Nelson Wolf ’10, on stage for the first time since middle school, was Horace Vandegelder. Completing the cast were Waitin (Jacky) Kam ’11 as Barnaby Tucker, Sydney
The ensemble for any musical is essential, Haider added, and Hello, Dolly is no exception. At times, the 20-person ensemble donned beautiful turn-of-the-century dresses and suits, and at other times, they became singing, dancing waiters, leaping and spinning their way across the stage.
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It’s a Fact: Rumors Pleases Again Shattuck-St. Mary’s spring comedy was Neil Simon’s Rumors, an outrageous farce that had been staged twice before at SSM, first in 1993 and again in 2003. “The second night of the run, Dallas Musselman pointed out an attractive woman sitting several rows back and to the right with a guy I guessed was her husband,” said Director T McKinley. “As it turned out, she was Sara Huntley ’94, who had played Cookie, opposite Tom Breuer ’93 as Ernie, in the 1993 production of Rumors. She visited backstage after the show to point out her name painted on the wall with all the other past Dramatic Association members, not 10 feet from Brando himself. She told me she enjoyed the show, which was quite a relief given the glorious past she was using for comparison.”
in the script. Magdalena “Meggie” Muellerperth ’10, most at home behind a grand piano on stage at the Schubert Church in Vienna, turned into Cassie, a scheming, sultry vamp. Playing Ernie’s wife, Cookie, was Lauren Eberwein ’11, who would later win both the Wagner Dramatics Award and be named Performer of the Year for 2010 by the Performing and Visual Arts Department. Ben Westphal ’11 took the part of Ken and spent most of his time trying to match wits with stubborn police officers played by Kevin Draeger ’13 and Giselle Wei ’11. Zoie Reams ’10 in the role of Claire anchored the ensemble even though she, along with Lauren Eberwein and Ben Westphal, was juggling play responsibilities with participation in Project Opera coordinated with the Minnesota Opera Company.
David Johnson ’12 had never had a role larger than supporting in a one-act play, and his Lenny was the biggest male part
“In the weeks before the play went up, two members of our cast suffered personal losses,” said McKinley. “The mother of
Adrianna Simonelli ’10 passed away over spring break after a long illness, and the beloved grandmother of Will Steck ’12 passed away a week before the show was to open. The cast and crew dedicated the run to Diane Marie Nicastro and Catherine Currer Steck in gratitude for the gift of their daughter and grandson, respectively.” The set and required sound effects presented major logistical hurdles, according to McKinley. “Hans Olson had to give us five working doors on two levels on the Newhall stage, and even created a crawlspace from one side to the other so that Martin Moen ’10, playing the character Ernie Cusak, could cross on hands and knees in his tuxedo,” explained the director. “Nick Blackmer ’11 also assisted ably on the sound effects.”
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SSM PARENTS’ ASSOCIATION
Destination–Lugano, Switzerland! This item from the 2009 Parents’ Association Auction provided lasting memories for Steve and Suzanne Evans.
TRIPS, PARKING SPOTS AND SENIOR PICTURES… Just ask the Parents’ Association—we can help you with all that and more. It’s the time of the year when we wonder, “What will the next school year bring?” As board members of your Parents’ Association, we are always wondering how we, the parents of Shattuck-St. Mary’s, might pull together the next Fall Family Weekend, better than the year before. Yes, right now the PA board is already working to deliver a school-and-kidscentered weekend full of fun and excitement. The PA is collecting unique and high-demand items for our group of auctions. If you’re wondering about feedback on last year’s auction items, the executive board of the PA had the opportunity to speak
with several bid winners about their super, positive experiences. Steve and Suzanne Evans said this about the Switzerland trip auction prize: “Fortunati! an Italian toast, became the theme of our recent trip to Lugano, Switzerland, staying as guests of Shattuck-St. Mary’s parents Livianne and Frederico Haas in their wonderful hotel, The Delfino. We were truly fortunate to enjoy the Mediterranean climate, incredible beauty, wonderful local food and wine, and superlative hospitality with the Haases at their hotel. “The trip itself, an impulse buy at our first Fall Family Weekend auction last October, was a treat for us on the occasion of both our 50th birthdays
this year and was our first vacation without children in about 20 years. We flew from the U.S. into Rome, where we spent a few days seeing some of the tourist sites available. From Rome, we took the fast train from Rome to Milan, and then changed for the short ride to Lugano. “Lugano, located in southern Switzerland just 60 miles or so north of Milan, was a revelation. All of our preconceptions about Switzerland (harsh, cold mountains with yearround snow, and a diet consisting mostly of dairy products) proved false in Lugano, the capital of the southern Swiss ‘canton’ (or state) of Ticino. Lake Lugano and the nearby and more famous Lake Como both have shoreline in both Switzerland and Italy, and the predominant language
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and culture are Italian (though virtually everyone speaks English remarkable well). Its steep hillsides down to the lake boast Mediterranean architecture, with churches and many other buildings dating back 600-plus years. Boats take tourists and locals from Lugano to a multitude of other lakeside villages located short distances by water but difficult to access via automobile. Nearby, the Po River valley provides fabulous fresh fruit, vegetables, and local wine of very high quality and Federico makes wonderful use of all of them in the Delfino restaurant. Lugano is a shopping destination for much of the surrounding region. It boasts lots of high-end, spending opportunities.
“Last fall, I thought I would support the School and try to get a photographer for Kathleen’s senior picture, so I bid on Katie O’Brien’s certificate in the auction. It was a win-win situation—the auction received a donation, we got a great deal and a great photographer, and Katie got a loyal customer. Katie is a SSM graduate and was a total pleasure to work with. She is friendly and personable and also very professional and creative. She knows the SSM campus and has lots
“We spent four fabulous days, seeing multiple lovely lakeside and hill villages within five miles of Lugano, eating gourmet meals at the Delfino, and walking through the lovely town, all interspersed with lots of espressos, panachees, and local wine. We enjoyed most of all, though, the kind and generous hospitality of Livianne and Federico Haas in their beautiful hotel in Lugano, Switzerland.” The highest bidder of the Upper School parking space, Kathy Lundberg, shared this about her yearlong, front-row parking spot at the Upper School: “We could sum up our feelings on the front parking spot by this situation that actually happened. I was driving to the Upper School and the lot was full. I had Hope’s grandma and grandpa with me who cannot walk far. I was able to pull right into ‘My Spot’ and Hope’s grandma gets a huge smile on her face and says, ‘This is the best!’ ” Karen Rogan cheerfully added this about her winning bid:
John Sumner holds up the coveted reserved parking space in front of Shumway Hall – an annual Auction favorite!
of ideas for locations and types of shots. We were very happy with Kathleen’s senior pictures. I would use her again and would definitely recommend Katie for anyone in the Faribault area needing a professional photographer for senior pictures, a wedding, baby pictures, or really anything. “The SSM auction is always such fun. Over our six years at SSM, I’ve had a wonderful time thinking up things to donate, working at the auction and bidding on items during the auction. There is always such a great variety of
amazing donations and it’s great to bid on things you want, knowing that the money is going for a great cause, plus you might get something really cool.” Today’s PA couldn’t have said it any better. From first-year parents to past PA president, thanks so much for your great stories … and continued auction bids! Fall Family Weekend will be full of great action: sports activities, figure skating events, town hall meetings, wine reception, silent and live auctions, and the 100 Club raffle. The winner of the grand prize at last year’s (our first) 100 Club raffle has insisted on purchasing the first 100 Club ticket at the upcoming SSM summer reunion. Thank you, David! Be sure to put October 15-17 on your calendar and make a point of joining your SSM community for the weekend as we delight in the company of our children and revel in the unique beauty of our campus. Come and enjoy a festive weekend: building friendships, enjoying fine food, and continuing the legacy. Follow the lead and stories of these great ShattuckSt. Mary’s families at next term’s Fall Family Weekend: bid high, bid often, laugh much. Please do look for The Auctions brochure in your mailbox and find us online. See you in the fall. Sincerely, Parents’ Association Board: Jana MacQueen, president; Shelly Birk, vice president; Missy Nervick, secretary; Janet Korte, treasurer; Tanya Buhman; Leslie Dudley; Sheila Farny; Mark Gormley; Terry Hausmann; Rob Holder; Christine Lompado; Kathy Lundberg; Tammy Schaeffer; Lisa Westphal; and associate members Maria Biard and Peter McArdle.
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S C H O O L N E W S AT S H AT T U C K - S T. M A R Y ’ S
Colombians Visit SSM
OFFICERS, TRUSTEES & ADMINISTRATION OFFICERS Honorary Chair The Rt. Rev. Brian Prior Chair Marion Gorton Edwards ’68 Vice Chair Ed Carpenter ’60 Head of School Nicholas J.B. Stoneman Treasurer Jeffrey D. Chestnut Secretary Tamara Kloeckl White ’80
Wade Fenn ’76 and his then fiancé, Claudia, hosted a group of SSM students, staff and Colombian visitors for dinner. Wade and Claudia were married earlier this summer. SSM hosted a small group of students and a teacher from Bogota, Colombia, from February 15-19. The group was visiting several Minnesota high schools through a organization called Intercambio Cultural, which provided inter-cultural programming for students. The students stayed with campus-based host families and attended classes with student hosts. All of the students were from Fontan School of Music in Bogota. They capped off their week with a concert showcasing their impressive musical talent.
ADMINISTRATION Matt Ruby Associate Head of School Greg Engel Chief Financial Officer Lonnie Schroeder Director of Institutional Advancement Patty Billings Director of Business Services Amy Wolf Director of Admissions & Communications BOARD OF TRUSTEES Ex Officio The Rt. Rev. Brian Prior Bishop of Minnesota Nicholas J.B. Stoneman Head of School Chuck Pitte ’74 Alumni Association President Jana MacQueen President, Parents’ Association
CO-OPTED Merry Mendoza, Brad Gosche and Matt Cavellier Faculty Liaisons to the Head of School Kim Cromer Administrative Assistant 2011 TERM EXPIRATION Michael Daley ’68 Richard Nicoll ’70 Sonja Johnson Moore ’88 Mark Alpert ’60 Marion Gorton Edwards ’68 *Jeff Chestnut *Wade Fenn ’76 *Tamara White ’80 2012 TERM EXPIRATION Carolyn Brady ’46 Dan Gislason ’62 Skip Humphrey ’61 Anne Cosgriff ’87 Abby Humphrey ’62 David McClendon ’74 Sam O’Brien ’71 *Ed Carpenter ’60 2013 TERM EXPIRATION Jim White ’52 Stephen Wendfeldt ’65 John Thomas ’74 Katherine Porter ’04 TRUSTEES EMERITI Lawrence J. Coman, Jr. ’41 Sharon Hoffman Avent ’64 Hugh Wooldridge ’55 Jack Fuller ’40 * not eligible for re-election
SSM Once Again Goes the Distance Going the Distance 2010 took place on April 21 from noon until midnight under clear skies and cool spring breezes. Students and faculty ran and walked laps in teams during the 12-hour event to support the arts at SSM. The inaugural Going the Distance was held in 2009 in memory of Jay Wang ’08 and Chester Mayo ’09— two students who died in an airplane crash in November 2007, along with Dr. Chester Mayo and Faribault resident Corey Creger. The popular open-mike evening event drew an array of participants and a supportive audience. New this year was a dunk tank featuring Dean of Students Scott Curwin, who gamely “took it like a man” for the greater good of the arts at SSM.
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S C H O O L N E W S AT S H AT T U C K - S T. M A R Y ’ S
Summer Sojourn to China Associate Head of School Matt Ruby and college counselors Lynn and Anne Redmond visited China and Taiwan from June 21 to July 2, 2010. During their trip, they met with current students and their parents in personalized sessions to discuss the college process and give families news from SSM. In addition, they met educational consultants and had the opportunity to visit with some new students.
From left, SSM college counselors Lynn and Anne Redmond, with new students Zhihui (Michael) Zhao ’13 and Yiling (Ivy) Jiang ’12 and Associate Head of School Matt Ruby. Ivy and Michael are coming to SSM from Suzhou High School.
From left, Matt Ruby, Yichao (Daniel) Qian ’10, Xiaolin (Justin) Yin ’10, Jiawei (Evan) Xu ’10, Lynn Redmond and Anne Redmond, in Suzhou
From left, second row: Nairu Li ’11 and her parents hosted the Redmonds and Matt Ruby at their restaurant in Shanghai.
Among those enjoying a family-style dinner in Suzhou are, clockwise from left, Justin Yin ’10, Chao (Bobby) Li ’11, Jian (Andy) Luo ’09, Yichao (Daniel) Qian ’10, Jiawei (Evan) Xu ’10, Xiaoye (Itelina) Ma ’07, Ivy Jiang ’12 and Michael Zhao ’13.
SSMers from all over met in Beijing. From left, Yi Hsuan (Sherry) Tsai ’10, visiting from Taiwan; Matt Ruby, from Faribault; Maggie Downey ’11, from Wisconsin; Mingli Xu ’10, from Shanghai; and Alex Smereczniak ’10, from Minnesota.
From left, Jun Mei Cai, Matt Ruby, Anne Redmond, Lynn Redmond, and Yi Chang in Beijing. Jun Mei Cai and Yi Chang are the parents of Bingyu (Mandy) Cheng ’11.
From left, educational consultants Nancy Lee and Ruth Piao with the Redmonds at Kentrexs in Beijing.
The SSM contingent also enjoyed a family-style dinner in Beijing with current and new students and parents.
In Taipei: from left, Matt Ruby, Hsin Chen (Sherry) Yang ’11, Anne Redmond, Wan-Chih (Peter) Tsai ’08 (now attending St. Olaf College), and Lynn Redmond
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hank you for your support during fiscal year 2009-2010! All gifts to SSM pay extraordinary dividends. Whether itâ€™s in the classroom, the laboratory, the theater, the library, or athletics, SSM students, alumni, parents & grandparents, faculty & staff, and friends share high ideals and a powerful commitment to make a difference in the lives of those around us.
Your loyal support plays a critical role in delivering excellence in teaching and learning at Shattuck-St. Maryâ€™s every day. Thank you, again, for making SSM a priority this fiscal year!
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By Lonnie Schroeder, Director of Institutional Advancement
With Treasured Friends SHATTUCK-ST. MARY’S
While rain soaked the Parade Field, it did not dampen spirits. Almost 400 alumni, their families and friends came home to Shattuck-St. Mary’s for a Reunion we will not soon forget. • Jack Fuller, George Dane and Helen Morris Howard greeting each other at the Rendezvous. This was their 70th reunion! • An Old Shads drill…in Johnson Armory… led by Ed Carpenter ’60 • The Ardell and Wendfeldt families celebrating the happiest of occasions: the marriage of Steve Wendfeldt and Linda Ardell, both ’65. • The men of the Class of ’55 lock-stepping into the Alumni Luncheon. • Alumni hockey games! • The figure skating exhibition! • Nick Greco ’15 singing at the Shads Memorial Service. • Kids and more kids as we celebrated the Reunion as a family affair. • Johanna Ruby ’12 and Mackenzie Greiner ’15 singing for the Saints Chapel Service and Daughters Tea. • Nick Stoneman’s presentation about the SSM of today and tomorrow, and the performances of Lauren Eberwein ’11, Ben Westphal ’11, Johanna Ruby ’12, Derek Huang ’10 and Loi Vo ’13 from the Vocal Performance and Pre-Conservatory Strings programs. • The 50-Year class of 1960 and all the fun they had!! • Ghost stories in a packed library–a must for many Reunions to follow! Yes, a lot of memories were made but the best part of all…the very best…was the sharing of cherished memories and the chance to be with treasured old friends. Thank you, one and all, for a grand Reunion!!
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Class of 1940 From left, George Dane, Jack Fuller George Dane ’40, John Dane ’43
Helen Morris Howard ’40
Class of 1945 Cameron Stewart
The Old Shads Drill in Johnson Armory
Class of 1950 Shads From left, Row 1: Arnold Souba, John Cross; Row 2: Perry Treadwell; Row 3: Bud Strom, Tom Tincher, William Eccles
Perry Treadwell ’50 and his wife, Judith Greenberg Ron Vegemast ’50
Class of 1950 Saints From left, Row 1: Harriet Yarger Young, Elinor Arnott Agustsson, Pauline Bucknell Wood; Row 2: Stephanie Kerr Lundsgaard, Elsa Hauschild Selover, Gail Oliver LaFave; Row 3: Janet Thexton Jackson, Peggy Thorpen Molesworth, Rhoda Glad Pavek
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Class of 1955 From left, Row 1: Brenda Parkinson Hauschild; Row 2: Jim Hauschild; Row 3: Hugh Wooldridge, Bev Pottle Wiper, Bill Alexander; Row 4: Doug Nelson, Steve White, Libby Cuningham-Prest; Row 5: Cargill Hall, Jim Muir, David Kamman, Row 6: David Whitehead, John Wiper; Row 7: Jim Sudmeier, Karl Hauschild, Jim Prest ’48, Karl Roos not pictured.
From left, Bill Alexander ’55, Carol Alexander, Brenda Parkinson Hauschild ’55 and Jim Hauschild ’55
From left, David Whitehead ’55, John Wiper ’55, Norma Whitehead
From left, Penelope Liebeler, Marcia Laing Golden, Constance Stewart Danforth, Diane Evans Arnold, class of ’60
Janet Blake Eriksson ’60 and her husband, Rick.
Class of 1960 From left, Row 1: Mark Alpert, Tom Simcoe, Christopher West, Barbara Schubert Mulford, Grace Strong Cooper, Bob Irby; Row 2: Diane Evans Arnold, Penelope Liebeler, Jackie Wallner Coffman, Maren Gustafson Reagle, Judith Williams Washam, Helen Herbig, Nancy Hansen Gailey, Judith Robinson Jeremiassen; Row 3: Constance Stewart Danforth, Marcia Laing Golden, Janet Blake Eriksson, Fred Krahmer, Ralph Harkison, Harry MacLean, Roger McDonald, Ed Carpenter; Row 4: A. Ruric Todd, Marlin Hansen, Elsa Wennberg Hester, Freddy Hester (Past Faculty), Susan Gaynor Day, John Day, Mary Melony Rockino; Row 5: Carrie Bliss Pope, Jeanne Hudson, John Wright, Art Blaul, Jim Gislason, Lois Jamison Darst
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Class of 1965 From left, Row 1: Sarah Anderly Rademacher, Susan Hoffmeister McCoy, Pat Tooke Morgan, Linda Ardell Wendfeldt, Steve Wendfeldt, Pat Patrick Williams-Harter, Susan Hanft Humphres, Terry Toncray Becker; Row 2: Terry Church, John Hansen, John Huntington, John Clikeman; Row 3: John Brewster, Skip DeHaro, Barbara Hall Dumont, Ramsey Pedersen
From left, Freddy Hester, past faculty, Elsa Wennberg Hester ’60, Amy Ragen, Steve Wendfeldt ’65
Class of 1970 From left, Rich Nicoll, Kari Hormel Ouderkirk and her husband, Mason Ouderkirk
John Brewster ’65
Craig Whiting ’69
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Class of 1975 From left, Row 1: Mark Michelson, Kevin Miller, Andrew Moran, Jan Gould Martin, Sean Callahan; Row 2: Rick Barr, Dave Nicol, Scott Spivey
From left, Chuck Pitte ’74 and Phil Trout ’73
Joe Michaelson ’80 and Annette Tylka Angela Lee Elser ’80
Tamara Kloeckl White ’80 and Brian Nelson
From left, Kevin Miller, Scott Spivey, and Mark Michelson
Kristin Nordstrom Hayes ’80 and Rory Boucha
Class of 1980 From left, Row 1: Carlton Howard, Carol Silge Boucha, Tamara Kloeckl White, Angela Lee Elser; Row 2: Keith Flakne, Scott Knutson, John Rasmussen, Phil Moran, Jeff McIntosh; Row 3: Frank Lyons, Ted Benson
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Class of 1985 From left, Row 1: Victor Lund, Margot Czulewicz Barry, Roger Kuehn, Nick Cobbett, Bill Brewster, Erich Blaufuss; Row 2: Mary Leslie Grein Redfoot, Corinne Congreve Kelly, Theo Lubke, Ryan Bucknum ’86, Peter Rogers
Margot Czulewicz Barry, left, and Corinne Congreve Kelly
From left, Richard Redfoot, Erich Blaufuss ’85, Peter Rogers ’85 and Shannon Rogers
From left, Amy Hansen, Matt Hansen ’90, Eric Gentry ’90 and Kristina Gentry
From left, Geoff Easton, Holly Wendfeldt Locke, Johanna Schemm Slatkine, Jack Webster and Tim Dunning
Class of 1990 From left, Row 1: Paul Verrette, Joanna Schemm Slatkine, Geoff Easton; Row 2: Jack Webster, Holly Wendfeldt Locke, Sarah Lauerman Felder, Phil Buhay; Row 3: Eric Gentry, Tim Dunning, Troy Stabenow; Row 4: Matt Hansen
Sarah Lauerman Felder ’90 and her husband, Chris.
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Class of 1995 From left, Mattine Schmidt Hartzell and Shannon Bauer Swanson From left, Whitney DeBoer ’05, Laurel Simer ’07, Ashley Farr ’01 Meredith Roth ’00 and Chelsey Sommers ’02 Men’s Alumni Hockey Team at 2010 Reunion Weekend
Class of 2000 From left, Row 1: Meredith Roth, Sara Shaw, Harmony Murphy, Beth Goss Rhead, Kelli Halcisak; Row 2: Kathryn Schwenke Hamm, Ben Barr, Nick Petraglia, Nathan Espiritu, Cory Milano; Row 3: Troy Wiebler, Stephen Dusich, Mike Carpentier, Dana Murphy, John Durland
Nathan Espiritu ’00 and Cory Milano ’00
From left, Kathleen Rogan ’10, Laurel Simer ’07, Christine Dickinson ’05 and Maddy Kolls ’10
Class of 2005 From left, Christine Dickinson and Whitney DeBoer
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S S M A L U M N I FEATURES
SSM Alumni Artists Flourish and explored London for several months before returning to America. In an interview with the Swarthmore College alumni magazine, Dale explained that she was inspired to write the book after attending her Swarthmore class’s 45th reunion. She said that she had detailed diaries from the summer of 1952 and letters home that her parents had saved, but she also wanted to incorporate the memories of her traveling companions. When they shared their memories, letters, and photographs, she went to work on When the Post War World Was New.
Empowered for Adventure
“I found that the summer of 1952 had been important to many of [her classmates]— teaching them what it meant to be an American and how to cope with strange conditions,” Dale told the magazine. “When I saw how delighted our other classmates were with our stories, I had a lightning-bolt moment—this could be a book!”
After her graduation from St. Mary’s Hall, Mary Alzina Stone ’48 headed off to Swarthmore College. After her 1952 graduation from Swarthmore, the Chicago native known as “Maryal” headed off to rebuild the world, or, at least, part of Western Europe.
A freelance author, scholar and lecturer, Dale has written biographies of G.K. Chesterton and Dorothy L. Sayers. She also co-authored a series of mystery guidebooks based on fictional characters, such as Nero Wolfe in New York and Lord Peter Wimsey in London.
Her experiences at a Finnish work camp on the Arctic Circle, clearing trees and boulders for farmland, and then backpacking around Europe are recounted in her latest book, When the Post War World Was New. Writing under the pen name Alzina Stone Dale, she tells the story of volunteering with Quakers to rebuild a war-torn Europe. After her stint at the work camp ended, she and some college friends traveled through Western Europe
She has contributed articles and reviews to numerous literary publications, as well as taught seminars on the history of mysteries at the Newberry Library, run workshops on family history for Urban Gateways at Chicago’s inner city schools, chaired panels at mystery conventions, and given lectures on Dorothy L. Sayers, T.S. Eliot, C.S. Lewis and G.K.
Mary Alzina Stone's 1948 St. Mary’s Hall graduation picture hints at a woman who would travel the world and share its stories.
Chesterton at Bowling Green State University, the University of Chicago, Notre Dame University, University of Toledo, Seattle Pacific University and the Sayers Society in Great Britain. She is a member of the Authors Guild, the Society of Midland Authors, the Crime Writers Association, Dorothy L. Sayers Society, G.K. Chesterton Society, and Sisters in Crime. Dale received a master’s in literature and theology from the University of Chicago in 1957. Dale has a new website: www.AlzinaStoneDale.com
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in Diverse Settings Redeemed by Another’s Optimism True crime author Harry N. MacLean ’60 didn’t spend much time at Shattuck School. But the place—and one special person—changed his life. “I came as a new boy junior,” recalls MacLean, whose first book won the prestigious Edgar Award. “I had just gotten kicked out of an Eastern prep school and labeled incorrigible. Shattuck was my last chance for a normal life and it worked out beautifully.” MacLean gives most of the credit to one person— Dean of Students Harold O’Connor—for helping him shift from screw-up to Honor Roll. “He had this nickname, ‘Horrible Harry,’ ” says MacLean, “but he had an innate understanding of what I was up to and how not to react to it. He called me in on the first day. He had a big file about me on his desk and he looked at me and said, ‘I don’t believe this is who you are.’ “About midway through my junior year, I kind of made this shift. I realized, ‘Hey, this guy believes in me.’ It was one of those pivotal moments, looking back. I went on to be on the Honor Roll. I e-mailed him a few years ago and told him what a great influence he had on me. I don’t think he did anything special for me, either. I think that was just his normal way of behaving, like breathing.” MacLean graduated from Lawrence University in Appleton, WI, in 1964 and magna cum laude from the University of Denver’s College of Law in 1967. He worked as a trial attorney for the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C., and then returned to Denver where he had a private practice and was an adjunct professor at the DU College of Law. After being a magistrate in the Denver juvenile court for two years, he became the First Assistant Attorney General for the Colorado Department of Law. During President Jimmy Carter’s administration, MacLean went back to Washington, D.C., to be the General Counsel of the Peace Corps. In 1980, he returned to Denver, where he now lives, to work as an independent arbitrator and mediator.
“There was something unique at Shattuck,” he says. “It was a very structured situation. You didn’t have a lot of discretion, but what was good is that Shattuck kept life fairly normal. Even the military wasn’t very oppressive. Being there forced you to start being more mature and taught you to be more responsible.” Shattuck didn’t nurture MacLean’s writing career, he says, noting that there was “no creative writing at Shattuck then.” He remembers starting to think about writing in college but says “law school stomps that out of you.” After reading about the murder of Ken Rex McElroy in the small town of Skidmore, MO, MacLean drove to northwest Missouri. He lived with a family in Skidmore while spending the next four years researching the story. His first book, In Broad Daylight, chronicles McElroy’s bullying, his murder, and the ensuing cover-up. The book won an Edgar Award (named for Edgar Allen Poe) for mystery nonfiction from the Mystery Writers of America and was a New York Times bestseller for 12 weeks. It was made into a movie. “I had never written anything before,” says MacLean, “but I heard about this weird murder and I managed to go out there. “I think I am proudest of the book itself but also of the whole experience of writing it. You have to set it up, write it and then get it published, and everybody’s negative.” His book, Once Upon A Time, is the story of Eileen Franklin, a California housewife whose repressed memory of her father murdering her playmate 20 years earlier led to her father’s
Follow Harry MacLean's current activities and adventures on his website, www.harrymaclean.com. murder conviction. Once Upon A Time was selected as a Notable Book of 1993 by the New York Times. His most recent book, The Past Is Never Dead, is about the January 2007 arrest and subsequent trial of James Ford Seale for the kidnapping and murder of two black youths in 1964. The book has been nominated for the fourth William Saroyan International Prize for Writing, awarded by Stanford University Libraries to honor the Saroyan literary legacy of originality, vitality and stylistic innovation. Now, MacLean is working on a book about the year he lived in Dover, DE, working as a postal truck driver and a prison guard at a maximum security prison. He hopes the book will be available in the next year or so. “This book turned into kind of a memoir,” says MacLean. “This is the only memoir that I’ll do. After this one, I’d like to try writing different and new styles. I’ll be working and writing until I can no longer do it. That’s my goal, anyway, to keep on writing.”
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Inspired by the Aesthetics American landscape artist Stapleton Kearns ’68 had a brief, and not very impressive, academic career at Shattuck School. But the beauty of the place left an impression. “It was so long ago that I remember only flashes and little vignettes of my time at Shattuck,” says Kearns. “I recall things like marching on the playground with the band playing John Philips Souza tunes and eating in the refectory while filling glasses for the upperclassmen from the foot of the table. I remember the smell of the steam in the tailor shop as the big mangle hissed a press into the blue woolen uniforms and the clock towers chiming the hours. All of the dark woodwork and the terrazzo floors still seem as lovely to me now as they did then. Everything is so much about aesthetics to me that I remember mostly that which I found beautiful. “Shattuck was, and is, beautiful.” Kearns is a plein air painter. Painting en plein air means to paint outdoors, in the open air, a mode popularized by such greats as John Singer Sargent, William Wendt and Childe Hassam. Kearns’ work appears in art magazines and in galleries across the United States. “There were no art classes at Shattuck in those days and I don’t remember being encouraged or discouraged in any way,” recalls Kearns. “There was art club, which was held in a room that is now a part of the chain of rooms that is used by the art department. I remember sitting at a table there and drawing, but I don’t know how often that was. Our schedule was so full that there was little unscheduled time for art or much else.” A native of Rochester, MN, Kearns attended Shattuck for two years. “I wasn’t sent to Shattuck—I jumped at the chance,” he says. “I was happy at Shattuck and I liked the military routine. I was good at it. I am grateful for the discipline it gave me as I was to need it later. I left after my sophomore year and returned briefly to public school, and then I left high school early to more fully participate in the 1960s. I guess I degenerated into a great story. Shattuck didn’t let me down. Shattuck served me well, very well.” After several years of art school, Kearns moved to Boston where he trained in the
studio of R.H. Ives Gammell, who himself had studied with American impressionist painter William Paxton. “Gammell was born in 1889 and mentored a small group of students in the historic Fenway studios,” says Kearns. “The place reeked of history and was where many of the American impressionist painters had their studios. The down-at-the-heels yet still elegant architecture of Boston appealed to me. It is still a place where art and culture is highly valued. As I have spent my life developing my career here, I am pretty well locked into it and it seems like home to me more than Minnesota. I sometimes forget I am not actually a Yankee.” Kearns now lives in Derry, NH, and belongs to the Guild of Boston Artists and the New England Plein Air Painters. He is a former president of the Rockport (NH) Art Association. Paintings of his have been included in two of the biannual shows at the National Academy of Design in New York City. He also writes an art tutorial blog (http://stapletonkearns.blogspot.com/) with some 15,000 readers. “I suppose I am proudest of having been able to survive and sometimes prosper as a painter,” says Kearns. “I have lived by my art alone, though it was very thin when I was in my 20s and early 30s. I have sold close to 2,000 paintings and have been a fixture in the New England landscape painting scene for many years, and I value that because I set out to do that and feel I have achieved that goal. My paintings sell for pretty serious money now and that represents a lifetime of very hard study and production. “My future plans are the same as always. I want to paint good pictures and get paid well to do it. Being a painter is a big job and requires incessant work. My schedule is very full and I travel a lot to put together shows of my art. I teach some workshops. Since I have more equipment than is convenient to fly with, I drive all over the country. I enjoy that a lot. This year I have been in Vermont, Maine, South Carolina, Montana, Mississippi and Minnesota, and lots of motel rooms in between.” Kearns says that despite the beauty of the School and the positive feeling it evokes in
Stapleton Kearns ’68 returned to the SSM campus this spring as part of the artist in residence program. him, he has not felt the need to remain in contact with former teachers or classmates. “That part of my life seems like a movie I saw once,” says Kearns. “I was a terrible student and, looking back, I think I must have had learning or concentration problems. I suspect that today it would have been something that educators would know how to deal with but then I was thought of as a problem. Maybe I was, although I don’t remember getting into much trouble with the dean.” When Head of School Nick Stoneman visited Kearns and asked him to be an artist in residence at Shattuck-St. Mary’s last spring, the artist eagerly accepted the invitation. “After my lackluster career at Shattuck, it was nice to come back and show that I had come to something,” says Kearns. “I joked upon my return that I was back as a failure of institutional memory. It was necessary for everyone who remembered me to either die or retire for me to be invited back. “I really enjoyed setting up my easel at the crossroads of the hallways near the refectory and painting with my enormous tripod easel set up so no one could possibly miss me. That felt like a triumph.”
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A Most Generous Gift
These are photographs of the paintings by Ann Royer ’50 that were donated to SSM.
Ann Haakinson Royer ’50, seated at right, donated five of her paintings to Shattuck-St. Mary’s in June. SSM Director of Institutional Advancement Lonnie Schroeder, standing left, and Director of Admissions and Communications Amy Wolf, seated left, went to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to accept the generous donation. (Ann’s granddaughter, Heather, is standing behind her.) Ann is a renowned and versatile artist who credits her St. Mary’s Hall art teacher, Olive Peltier, with inspiring her. Ann says Miss Peltier guided her in how to make the most of her gifts and pursue a career in art. Ann is in her studio daily, working in a variety of mediums, including painting and sculpture.
Arts Alumni Stories Sought
Rocking Out in Vietnam American Hitmen, with drummer Phil Snyder ’95, was in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, in December 2009 to play at the grand opening of the new Hard Rock Cafe in Saigon. The first American rock band to play regularly in Vietnam in over 36 years, the band had to play in front of, and be approved by, the Ministry of Culture before Hard Rock was issued a live music license. The band received an overwhelmingly positive response from the Vietnamese people and returned home in February. Music, pictures, and videos can be seen at www.americanhitmen.com.
Are you a professional musician, artist or author? Through The Arch is interested in hearing from alumni who make their living in the arts world. Please share your observations and thoughts about life in the arts with other Arch readers. Were you in a band or involved with the arts while a student at SSM? Please send us your recollections of learning your craft at school. We’ll use as many as we can in a future edition of The Arch. Send your story (no more than 500 words and please remember that we may edit it for clarity and brevity) to: Through The Arch Shattuck-St. Mary’s School P.O. Box 218 1000 Shumway Avenue Faribault, MN 55021 You may email your story to: Amy Wolf at firstname.lastname@example.org or Julie Jensen at Julie_Jensen@comcast.net.
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Richard S. Glidden ’31
Mary Ann Ibberson Florence ’49
February 15, 2010
March 16, 2010
Richard O. Wilhoit ’32
Dirk L. Lueders ’52
April 8, 2010
June 25, 2010
Robert J. Crabb ’33
Susan Urban Horsey ’54
March 22, 2010
March 25, 2010
Robert W. Hogeboom ’37
Max W. Caldwell ’55
February 19, 2010
January 29, 2010
Stephen Tusler ’41
Robert R. Risberg ’56
September 11, 2009
December 10, 2009
Henry M.“Marty”Baskerville, Jr. ’42
Karen Morgan Driscoll ’59
June 28, 2010
April 3, 2010
Harold C. (Ole) Lyman ’42
J. Michael McLeod ’60
February 22, 2010
Herbert M. Hanson ’43
Kathleen “Katy” Dawkins Gray ’60
February 4, 2010
April 10, 2010
Robert F. Ogden ’43
Kandace Kemp Armstrong ’64
December 21, 2009
James D. Thomas ’43
Lawrence R. Edmison ’66
December 14, 2009
May 25, 2009
James W. Callison ’45
Rick Dodd (Past Administration)
January 13, 2010
May 3, 2010
Marilyn Finch Cecil ’45 January 11, 2010
Dorothy Anderson Sil ’45 December 3, 2009
Milton “Mickey” Spencer ’45 March 4, 2010
Frank S. McIntyre ’46 January 28, 2010
Douglas C. Van Metre ’47 January 18, 2010
REUNION 2011 Mark your calendars now!
Annette Twitchell Whiting has been ill since after Christmas. Fortunately, she has had good care and is making a good recovery. She hopes to return to Owatonna, MN, soon.
John Paine is enjoying a quiet life with his wife on the Vermont/Quebec border. He says their health is good, life is good, it’s a great place to be retired, and they can go north in the winter to their Quebec vacation home.
Patricia Brown moved to a Bowling Green, KY, retirement village with her husband of 61 years. They had a great Christmas with many family members of three generations.
Davis Glass, who got his private license at Faribault Airport in June 1949, is still flying. He was in the U.S. Air Force for 26 years. Since his retirement in 1979, he’s been running general aviation airports. He’s currently doing initial flight training for navy, marine, and coast guard students.
Pauline Bucknell Wood loves reading the great emails from her classmate, El Arnott Agustsson, and following football even though her Patriots didn’t make the Super Bowl this year. She also goes to New York City often to go to the Met because opera is one of her passions, along with her grandchildren. She wishes the Class of ’50 good health! David Ford is happy to see SSM with a “new” emphasis on science. “This is a must with our world position in innovation so much at risk,” he said.
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Bill Devries, a Tea Party patriot, lives in senior housing in rural Berryville, VA. He is an on-call reserve emergency contract employee for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which has a large facility nearby. During the 2008 hurricane season, he worked 12 hours a day, every day, for three months, at a FEMA communications center. Bill says his greatest accomplishment for 2009 (since there were no major hurricanes in the United States) was growing a huge white beard so he could play Santa Claus. Bill’s daughter roomed with the daughter of Harve Newlin ’54 at Guilford College in the 1980s. Harve lives in Ottawa, KS, and is on Facebook. Bill also sent in the following news: Jack Kaup and his wife, Betty, still live in California but are frequent world travelers. They also travel extensively in the United States, visiting relatives and sightseeing. They attended the national AARP Convention in Washington, D.C., in September 2008. They keep in shape by attending aerobics classes regularly. Although drenched, they survived the recent heavy rain and flooding in their area. Dick Lyman stays active in Wayzata, MN, by helping out at his tennis club and by clubbing the golf course. Peter Tomaras has spent his entire life in Champaign, IL, and still is fairly active—in his third career— as a hotel, motel, and hospitality industry management and construction consultant. Over a five-year period, he consulted on the new I Hotel and Conference Center on the University of Illinois campus. He advises lenders and developers of hotels and restaurants, and provides litigation support to attorneys who have hospitality industry cases.
Herbert M. Hanson Jr. ’43 Herbert M. Hanson Jr. ’43 died on Feb. 4, 2010, at age 85 in Rancho Mirage, CA. Herb was born on Oct. 5, 1924, in Browns Valley, MN. He and his family moved to Faribault when Herb entered Shattuck School in October 1939. He participated on the yearbook staff and in instrumental and vocal music. He was also in the bridge club and played on the golf, swimming, baseball, basketball and tennis teams. After SSM, Herb was commissioned a First Lieutenant in the 11th Airborne division and served in the Pacific during World War II. He stayed in Japan for 10 months after the war ended and learned to fly. Herb attended the University of Minnesota and graduated in 1949 with a degree in economics. He worked at several investment companies and completed a special course in investment banking at the Wharton School before launching his own business, Hanson Investment Management Company (HIMCO), in California in 1973. He managed public funds and specialized in county and state pension funds. Herb served as president and chief executive officer until 1993 when he sold the firm to United Asset Management and retired. Herb served on the board of trustees of Shattuck-St. Mary’s School (1992-93), San Domenico School and the Palm Springs Air Museum. Shattuck-St. Mary’s presented him with a Distinguished Alumni Award in 2004. His generous gift of $135,000 underwrote the Sesquicentennial book project, enabling SSM to produce and distribute the book to all of its alumni and friends, virtually free of charge. Herb is survived by his wife of 39 years, Barbara; a daughter, Karen Hanson Waters; a son, Herbert M. Hanson III; a stepdaughter, Lynn Dooley, and a stepson, Jeffrey Sullivan. A memorial service was held in Minneapolis on May 26, 2010, followed by a burial with full military honors in Fort Snelling Cemetery.
Richard L. Dodd Jr. Richard “Rick” Dodd died on May 3, 2010, at the age of 44 in St. Louis, MO. Rick was the chief financial officer at Shattuck-St. Mary’s from 2004-07. “Rick was a wonderful colleague for so many here,” wrote Head of School Nick Stoneman. “Over the last 15 or so months, Rick modeled for all of us what it means to be courageous in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds as he dealt with the stress and strain of terminal brain cancer. His indomitable will gave him more time with his friends and family than his original six-weeks-to-live diagnosis. His sustained and unrelenting commitment to pursue new treatments means that future patients with similar types of cancer will have longer life expectancies and an even greater chance of survival.” Rick is survived by his wife, Mimi; children, Trey and Samantha; parents, Kay and Richard; and sisters Cheryl (John) Rhodes and Cindy (Jim) Conner.
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C L A S S N O T E S F R O M S H AT T U C K - S T. M A R Y ’ S David “Duffy” Olson and his wife, Aggie, own and manage a vineyard in California’s Napa Valley. While most of their harvest is sold to other wineries, they also produce their own premium brand, called A&D Estate Wines. Peter D. Purdum has posted his photo and profile on Facebook and can be reached at email@example.com.
Tim Gillin writes “I had a great visit with Mark Andrews and Mick Snortland in Fargo last December. Spike hosted Mick and me for dinner— twice—and even let me ride in a combine to harvest corn, it was about -4ºF, but no one seemed to think much of it, except me!”
Wimpy Eastman is an inventor, entrepreneur, and humorist. He enjoys lampooning leftie, ultra-liberal, progressive, pompous, pinhead politicians. Wimpy remarried in 2007.
Mary Jordan Burch will be planting a community garden with some members of her church. Last year, they took over 30 boxes of food to the local food bank and donated 75 pumpkins to the nursery school for its fall Pumpkin Day.
Anne Kerridge Langford and her husband, Bill, are in year nine of their new life and contentedly living in a small town. They are both healthy and doing volunteer work. They take an occasional trip. They have grandchildren within 40 minutes of their home. Says Anne,“Life is good!”
Roger Williams just got a Harley and is thinking of riding it to the 50th reunion!
Stephen and Linda Ardell Wendfeldt were happy to have their marriage blessed during their 45th reunion in June. Most of their family, and many friends and classmates, joined them in the St. Mary’s Chapel for the ceremony.
Thorne Barrager is raising organic heritage turkeys in Placerville, CA.
Robert Webber’s son and daughter are almost done with high school and a 42foot-tall addition on the Webber house is almost done.
Sarah Knoepfler Delong’s watercolor “Oaxcon Basket Weaver” won first place and People’s Choice Award at the September 2009 Iowa Watercolor Societies Annual Jury Show. Bob Monahan writes “Janice and I are enjoying life in Medford, OR. Dad (Sarge) says hello. Kim teaches in Portland and Mom still plays a mean game of cribbage. We have another grandchild on the way! My sincere wish is to see everyone at the big ‘40!’ No excuses!”
Katherine G. Wilkins works for the New Orleans Public Library. She writes a weekly column on the library for the Times-Picayune newspaper. You can read the column by visiting the library’s website at www.neworleanspubliclibrary.org.
Dawn Lehmann Cramer writes “Gunnar and Merritt have been home from Ethiopia for three years now. They both love ice skating and have just recently begun their ice hockey adventures.”
Lisa Kirkpatrick Gill and her husband, Ryan, greeted John “Jack” Ryan Gill on Dec. 21, 2009. Big sister, Julia Jacqueline, turned 2 on March 3.
Sara French-Komorek is living in Erie, PA, with her husband, Kevin, and four dogs. She is working in private practice as a psychotherapist. “Passing through Erie?” she asks. “Anyone welcome!”
David Hallock is enjoying life in Salt Lake City, UT, with his wife, Andrea. He is working as the production manager for the Eccles Center for the Performing Arts and as a freelance sound engineer for Mountain Town Music and the Utah Symphony Opera. He also enjoys motorcycle riding, snowboarding and rock climbing.
Rachel Hernandez was hired in December 2009 for a position in the education outreach department at the Minnesota Historical Society in St. Paul, MN. She works full time with students and teachers for the Minnesota History Day Program.
Past Faculty News
Larry Novak retired from teaching high school band in private and public schools after 35-plus years. He and his wife, Zelda, are now living in the beautiful lake country of northern Minnesota. Reuben Kvidt was a member of the military staff that taught ROTC at the School. He served here in 1941 and 1942, and again from 194649. The Class of 1948 dedicated the yearbook to him. Reuben, who turned 92 in April, is in good health and says he would enjoy hearing from anyone that attended Shattuck School in those years.
Rogan Nunn graduated in May from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was a member of the managing board of the Virginia Law Review. He has accepted a clerkship with the Honorable Benson Everett Legg, Chief Judge for the Federal District of Maryland. After his clerkship, Rogan will begin working as a transactional attorney for Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom LLP, in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office.
Sarah Lauerman Felder ’90 wants the SSM community to meet Annika Lucia, who was born on Jan. 22, 2010. “We were scheduled for a c-section Friday morning, and I went into labor Thursday evening,” says Sarah. “We had our little angel at 12:55 a.m.”
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C L A S S N O T E S F R O M S H AT T U C K - S T. M A R Y ’ S These Shads from Iowa, from left, Roger Paquin ’95, David VanGilder ’92 and Jim Dane ’69 enjoyed themselves at the 2010 Orange Bowl when Iowa defeated Georgia Tech, 24-14.
Daryl Beam ’64 and Carol Beam (Honorary St. Mary’s Class of 1964) on their recent visit to China
When Tamara Kloeckl White ’80 was in California for the January SSM board meeting, she reconnected with several alums. From left, Tamara, Chandra Pugh ’81, Kolaleh Alipour Tabibzadeh ’79 and Joy Graff Smith ’80.
John Thomas ’74, wearing No. 7 (first row, far right), and his teammates celebrate after they won the Metro Washington, D.C., Davison Championship.
From left, Jim “Abe” Coman ’41, Tamara and Chris Coman. Tamara, left, also caught up with Melissa Ruckmick Gallagher ’79.
Jana Schweitzer Brem ’92, third from left, received her master’s degree from Drake University this spring. Celebrating with her was her proud family, from left, SSM Sports Complex Operations Manager Jack Schweitzer, Lynn and sister Shea Earls.
April Ripka ’95, Eliza Schell Reuter ’95, Alvin Jones, Greta Gerbig ’00, Karen Ronningen Jones ’95, Emmy Storch Alvig ’95, and Elsa Raaen Bullard ’95 at the wedding of Karen Ronningen and Alvin Jones in September 2009.
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Paula Cagnolo, left, an Amity aide at SSM for the 1995-96 year, and Alejandro Mendoza ’08 met in London this spring. Paula, who is from Argentina, works for the University of Chicago in London. Alejandro was studying at Wycliffe Hall in Oxford, England, during spring semester through Bemidji State University International Program Center.
Father Henry Doyle greets Elyse Toews, daughter of A.J. Toews ’95. In August 2009, A.J. and family moved from San Jose, CA, to Plymouth, MN, after he accepted a job scouting for the Washington Capitals. They have visited SSM a few times, and they welcomed their second daughter, Sienna Grace, in January. Last month, A.J. met with Aaron Boone and his family in Maine.
SSM Alum on PBS Series Faribault native Mallory Peper ’02 is a wind expert and she plays one on TV.
The PBS series, “SciGirls,” aims to get girls more involved in science, technology, engineering and math—STEM studies. In each episode, a group of middle school girls explores topics, such as the environment, technology, engineering and nutrition. In an episode about wind energy, the four girls study the technology behind giant wind farms and then design and build their own miniature wind farm. To learn more about how real wind farms work, they consult with Peper and visit two actual wind farms. “I was absolutely thrilled by the opportunity to teach young girls about the opportunities in wind energy,” Peper told The Faribault Daily News. “I’m so excited to be a part of it.” Peper’s part was filmed last summer and took about three days to complete. The episode originally aired on Twin Cities Public Television. It’s now available on the SciGirls website, www.pbskids.org/scigirls. Five of the first 12 episodes were filmed in Minnesota, and other episodes are set in the Florida Keys, New York City, California and Utah. Peper earned a bachelor’s degree in hydrology at St. Cloud State with a GIS minor. She has been a GIS Specialist at Westwood since 2007. In addition, she is working toward a master’s degree in GIS and project management at St. Mary’s University. In a scene from the PBS series “Sci Girls,” Mallory is second from right.
Images courtesy of Twin Cities Public Television
In an episode of a new Public Broadcasting System series, she plays a geographic information systems (GIS) specialist—which she actually is, at Westwood Professional Services, a land and energy development consulting firm where Peper maps and analyzes wind, solar and transmission projects.
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A L U M N I A S S O C I AT I O N U P D AT E
Alumni Association Update From Chuck Pitte ’74, President of the SSM Alumni Association:
ell, if you weren’t there to see it, there was a wonderful Reunion Weekend that just took place at Shattuck-St. Mary’s. Over 380 alums “came home” for the weekend, including nine fellow Board Members. It was great to meet so many old and new friends. The classes of 1950 and 1960 had outstanding turnouts. We also held the Annual Meeting of the Association on the 12th. Here are some highlights: Robert Irby ’60, Robert Neslund HON, and General Craig McKinley ’70 were award the Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumnus Awards for this year (as described on the next page). The Class Agent of the Year Award was given for the first time. This year’s recipients were Tom Tincher and Elinor Agustsson from the class of 1950. Seven new members of the Board were elected, and two other Board Members were elected to another term. Please join me in welcoming our new members: Elinor Agustsson ’50
Lisa Boyle Girouard ’88
Maggie Osterbauer ’03
Claire Wittich ’05
Anne Silge Merz ’75
Heidi E. Kapacinskas ’86
Nicole Willis-Grimes ’93 and returning members: Heather Hawkins-Fazio ’99 (2nd term) David McClendon ’74 (2nd term) These individuals will greatly add to our ranks. It is gratifying to experience such growth. It was a great year, and we hope an even better year lies ahead.
Members of the Alumni Association Board gathered for a group photo during Reunion Weekend.
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Service to the School In recognition of his 44-and-still-counting years of teaching and coaching at Shattuck-St. Mary’s School, Robert S. Irby ’60 was chosen to receive the Distinguished Alumnus Award for Service to the School. Before he was a math teacher at SSM, he was an athlete and scholar at Shattuck School for his junior and senior years. As a student, he participated in football, basketball, track and in the “S” Club. He attended the University of Kansas and earned a bachelor’s degree from Baker University, followed by a master’s degree from Mankato State University. He joined the SSM faculty in 1966 and was a representative to the board of trustees from 2003 to 2005. His wife, Marcella, once taught sixth grade at SSM, and his cousins Robert E. Rice ’40 and David E. Rice ’69 are also alumni.
Tom entered Shattuck School in the fall of 1946 and immersed himself in all it had to offer. He was the Junior Floor Officer and in Officers’ Club. He participated in indoor and outdoor track, Gopher football, Gopher basketball, and Gopher golf. He was the secretary/treasurer of the “S” Club, the assistant circulation manager and treasurer of The Spectator, the assistant business manager of The Shad, the chairman of the Junior-Senior Prom Committee, the president of the Junior Red Cross Committee, and the chairman of the Social Committee. He was an acolyte and a senior warden and a cheerleader. He was in Crack Squad and Thanksgiving plays. Small wonder, then, that he has continued his relationship with the School as an active Class Agent and Reunion Chair. After SSM, Tom attended Northwestern University. Now retired from the Chicago Tribune, he and his wife, Ethel, live in Lake Bluff, IL, where he was elected to municipal office and is active in economic development. They have five children: Mike, Cliff, Tom, Holly, and Sidney. Ellie Agustsson ’50 “Once a friend, always a friend,” Ellie wrote in her bio for the Class of 1950’s 50th reunion. “I feel fortunate to have known such wonderful girls so early in life.” She met those “wonderful girls” during her four years at St. Mary’s Hall when she was captain of the Wooden Soldiers, secretary/treasurer of the Glee Club, and secretary of Bit and Spur (horseback riding club) in addition to being active in the Library Club, and Brush and Palette. After St. Mary’s Hall, Ellie attended the University of Minnesota before beginning a career in retail. She owned and operated a boutique, Tiger’s Eye Imports, but has retired. Ellie married Carleton Schaub ’50 and they raised three children before his death in 1991. Ellie, now widowed again after the death of Hreidar Agustsson last spring, lives in Chanhassen and treasures time with her granddaughter.
Career Achievement and Service to Country Distinguished Service For 44 years, Robert E. Neslund taught Latin and English and played the organ on the SSM campus. As an encore to that longrunning performance, he wrote For a Life of Learning and Service: How Shattuck – St. Mary’s Came To Be. His history of the schools that became Shattuck-St. Mary’s School was published in celebration of the School’s sesquicentennial. Despite his retirement, he is a frequent visitor on campus and regularly contributes to The Arch. For these and many other contributions to the school community, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Award.
Class Agents of the Year The Alumni Association instituted a new award this year: Class Agent of the Year. The first recipients are Thomas A. Tincher ’50 and Elinor Arnott Agustsson ’50. Following in the footsteps of his grandfather (C.A. Tincher ’01), father (Richard Tincher ’24), and uncle (Maxwell A. Tincher ’32),
The first officer from the National Guard to ever achieve the grade of a four-star general, Gen. Craig R. McKinley ’70 is the recipient of this year’s Distinguished Alumnus Award for Career Achievement and Service to Country. The 26th Chief of the National Guard Bureau, he joins George Washington and Ulysses S. Grant as fourstar officers who have served in the Guard during their military careers. Craig entered Shattuck School in the fall of 1967. As a student, he was active in “S” Club (treasurer), football, soccer, basketball, golf (captain), the Dramatic Association and Vestry, and was on The Spectator staff. After his time in Faribault, he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Southern Methodist University and master’s degrees from Webster University and the National War College. He and his wife, Cheryl, and children Patrick and Christina live in Arlington, VA. Among the awards he has received are the Decorated Legion of Merit, the Air Force Commendation medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Air Force Achievement medal with two oak leaf clusters, and the Combat Readiness medal with four oak leaf clusters.
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From The Archives — by Bob Neslund, retired faculty member and Sesquicentennial book author
Religion was central to the idea of St. Mary’s Hall from the beginning, but in neither Bishop Whipple’s first house downtown nor the School’s second building, the “Castle” up on the bluff, was a chapel provided: daily services were conducted in the study hall. After the great fire of 1924, plans for the new St. Mary’s did include a chapel, but funds were limited. Some felt that construction of the chapel should be delayed, while others feared that if that happened it might never be built. So a chapel was included but in a simplified version. Its windows, for example, were plain amber glass rather than stained glass. But with the first proposal for a memorial window, a new plan developed: each window should represent a virtue but also include its opposite. Fortitude, for example, would be represented by Joan of Arc—a fine choice; but Cowardice would also be shown in a small panel—as a man fleeing, not from some fierce wild beast but from a rabbit! Likewise with Faith: its antithesis, Disloyalty, would take the form of another runaway—a monk who, despite solemn vows, drops the cross as he deserts his monastery. Most of the “bad guys” (not all) turned out to be men! But sadly, not every window followed this pattern of virtues and vices, and as a result, some interesting possibilities for satire in the service of religion were lost. That, however, has little to do with the window that intrigues me most: it’s one of a pair commemorating Caroline Wright Eells, principal of SMH from 1896 to 1916. In this window, the virtue of Grace is personified by Hilda of Whitby, a seventh century abbess of northern England. Hilda, I’ve read, was a powerful woman—more powerful than some bishops: even kings sought her advice. In one statue I’ve seen, Hilda holds something like a bishop’s staff, as well as a model of her famous convent; but in this window, she holds the SMH chapel. (Indeed, Miss Eells, as a condition of coming here, insisted that a room be fitted up as a proper place for daily prayers, and so it was.) Also, incidentally, Bishop Edsall affectionately referred to her as “the Little Bishop of St. Mary’s.” It all fits together: Miss Eells
was a strong yet gracious leader, a wise counselor—and greatly beloved. The memorial, says the inscription, was the gift of “her girls.” Times change, of course. Middle Schoolers who use it today may not realize this, but for many of the Saints, there’s still something quite special about “their” chapel at SMH. And I can hear those Daughters singing yet, “Loyalty’s treasure, Love in full measure… .”
Top left, Caroline Wright Eells, SMH principal from 1896-1916, and, above, the Eells window quoting Shakespeare: “Beauty, truth and rarity, Grace in all simplicity.” The circled area in the Eells window indicates where the vice of disgrace is symbolized by the fall of Adam and Eve. At left are the panels that depict cowardice, middle, and disloyalty, bottom. These panels are located in similar areas of other windows in the chapel.
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Engineer’s House ONE LAST GIFT
The Engineer’s House has provided a warm and cozy home to many campus families over the years. The final chapter for this dwelling was determined as the plans to build Fayfield Hall progressed: The house had to come down to make room for the new facility. While many on campus were sad to say good-bye to this sweet little home, it was heartwarming to know it made a final contribution before its demolition. This spring, the Faribault city fire department used the structure for a staged fire-and-rescue training operation. Appropriately, the Engineer’s House provided a place for learning and education during its final days on campus.