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The Hillside South Kent School Magazine | Winter 2010


The Hillside Winter 2010 Volume XLVIII Number 1

Head of School’s Report

Editor: Mark Berghold Director of Communications

Moral Education in a Digital World

Copy Editor: Mary Flemming Brown

Contributors: Laura Brande Carol-Ann Bruen Leo Fan ’11 Steve Klots Cheryl Moore Design: lhfandco@me.com

Send address changes to: South Kent School 40 Bulls Bridge Road South Kent, CT 06785-1199 (860) 927-3539 x206 email: advancement@southkentschool.org

South Kent School adheres to a long-standing policy of admitting students of any race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, and national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, or national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and other schooladministered programs. Mission Statement South Kent School is an independent, college preparatory school for boys. Since its founding, South Kent has maintained ties with the Episcopal Church. Three principles define the school: Simplicity of Life, Self-Reliance, and Directness of Purpose. We offer, by living simply, an uncluttered environment for lively and rigorous learning. We encourage our students to become self-reliant in order to develop competence and self-esteem. We value directness of purpose: we want each student to welcome the challenge to focus his energies, to set goals, and to work to meet them. South Kent School fosters these principles in a community, small in numbers, that provides a safe and supportive family structure. We embrace diversity and cherish honesty, courtesy, and compassion. In this energizing atmosphere, we provide leadership opportunities that develop a student’s sense of responsibility and service. We nurture in our students, regardless of belief or religious affiliation, a thoughtful engagement with spirituality. Visit South Kent School’s website at www.southkentschool.org ...___...

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n February 1981, the Education Planning Committee, chaired by Durand Echeverria ’31, submitted a report to the South Kent School Board of Trustees outlining the status of the School relative to its founding principles and mission. Entitled “The Two Educations”, this three-page report was remarkable for its accuracy and honesty. Now, with our full enrollment helping us track to a balanced budget, and exciting plans for our sustainable future, perhaps it is time to re-examine the issue of moral education at South Kent. Never, it seems, has the need for moral education been greater, and the degree of difficulty so high. Historically, South Kent has pursued simultaneously two types of education— intellectual education and moral education. Since the founders, Sam Bartlett and Dick Cuyler, like their mentor Father Sill, were men of deep religious conviction, it is not surprising that the task of moral education often took precedence. Set against a backdrop of the religion and ethic of High Church Episcopalianism, Bartlett and Cuyler set about creating a school that provided boys with a thorough preparation for Christian moral living. Athletics were an important part of the moral education process, as was the “self help” system, and a system of self-government. Additionally, all boys were routinely given as much responsibility as they could handle. Emphasizing Simplicity of Life, Self-Reliance, and Directness of Purpose, young men on the Hillside were instilled with definite Christian moral values and a clear vision of both immediate and ultimate purposes in life. Facing the increasing leisure time and social fragmentation of the age, it was hoped that young men educated in this fashion would learn to navigate from inner resources. Finally, there was the firm belief that nothing of value in this world came without hard work. Therefore, boys were taught to devote their energies to learning to work hard at the proper tasks and not waste energy avoiding or minimizing work. “This was the general concept of moral education at South Kent in its early years,” concluded Mr. Echeverria. “Since then it has developed and changed in both substance and style under the influence of later headmasters, faculty, students, alumni, and parents.” From 1923 to 1989, South Kent School was able to operate in a self-created vacuum, made possible by the strict control of information coming to the Hillside. In 1964, for instance, as the Beatles made their American debut, life at South Kent remained largely unaffected since no personal radios were allowed on campus. Student contact with home or friends was relegated to a Sunday night letter, or, in later years, to infrequent use of the one telephone on campus. Religious, racial, and cultural homogeneity reinforced the system of shared values and aspirations. In this way, South Kent was able to operate happily ten to fifteen years out-of-step with the larger society. It was, it seems, a tribute to the revered and respected value structure embodied by George Bartlett that this worked so well, even into the late 1980s. Within a few short months of George Bartlett’s retirement in 1989, however, it became obvious that South Kent suddenly found itself in the present and deeply challenged by the need to work within a larger context. South Kent, like many New England independent schools, struggled to find itself within this new context—a context brought about by rapid and profound societal changes unleashed in the 1970s. Continued on page 28


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Weighing In Dear Hillside Editor: I have just read Andrew Vadnais’ article in the summer edition of The Hillside magazine regarding the Center for Innovation at Infinity Fields project. I am very pleased to learn about this project and the School’s vision for a hands-on educational experience for young boys. Such experiences are so necessary, and the fact that the project also addresses critical and current issues, develops needed skills, and fosters the establishment of values is exciting. I am so pleased that SKS is taking on this initiative. It is always a bit unnerving to take on something very new and challenging, particularly in uncertain economic times. However, given the current needs of our culture and the threats (both internal and external) that we face, the timing couldn’t be better. I hope that it and SKS are successful. I read a significant portion of the article to my wife because the thoughts Mr. Vadnais expressed about his concerns regarding the current state of education for young boys were virtually identical to those I have been expressing for a number of years. Indeed, I felt as though I could have written that portion of the article. I have been in secondary school education for 42 years at four different schools (three of which are Episcopal schools) and was headmaster of two. I have taught every year including those years as a head. I have long felt that

many of the elements of a traditional classroom environment favor young girls over young boys, and we are seeing the results play out in our culture today. In your article, Mr. Vadnais cited many of the same statistics and described many of the causes that I have been citing and describing. I was on the faculty of Noble and Greenough School in the 70s and participated in its transformation to a coeducational school. I was headmaster of St. Mark’s in the late 80s and 90s during a time it still struggled with what it meant to be a coeducational school, having admitted girls in the late 70s. I was also head of St. Stephen’s in Austin, Texas in the 80s, founded in 1950 as a coeducational boarding school when there were none in the Episcopal church. During those years we all worked very hard to address the educational needs of young girls, particularly as they entered traditionally male environments. Regrettably we were not as focused on the needs of young boys. We needed to be. So I am pleased that the Head of School and SKS have taken on this initiative. This coming June will be my 50th reunion and I hope to attend. If I can be of assistance to South Kent in encouraging my classmates to attend our reunion and get behind this project, I am more than happy to do so. Good luck for the remainder of the school year. I hope it proves to be a banner year for the Center for Innovation at Infinity Fields and for that little school tucked away in Pigtail Valley. Sincerely, Christopher T. Mabley ’61 Austin, TX

To Reach Us... Editor’s Note: We welcome any correspondence that you might be willing to share with us. Please email letters to the editor to magazine@southkentschool.org. You can also send mail to Hillside Letters, South Kent School, 40 Bulls Bridge Road, South Kent, CT 06785. All letters may be edited for content. Letters received by The Hillside will be considered for publication unless otherwise stipulated by the sender.

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Dear Hillside Editor: The closest I ever got to “working the farm” when I was a student at South Kent School in the 50s was picking potatoes in my football uniform in the patch up the hill from the Kid Field. Although I hated it at the time, this

Bill Heuss ’60, Andrew Vadnais and Ted Oxholm ’50 at the Cape Cod alumni gathering

“character-building’ activity (as Ma Brown called it back then) did help the farmers, Martin and John Deak, get the food crop stored in the root cellar for the winter. In the long run that was, I guess, our generation’s contribution to ecology. And it really wasn’t all that bad for us either..... I’ve thought about that and how far the school has come recently in its curriculum plans and activities. Last December 4th, when my wife Margaret Anne and I welcomed Head of School, Andy Vadnais to our house in South Yarmouth, MA for a Cape Cod alumnae potluck supper, Andy spoke with enthusiasm about the School’s new initiative. Fifteen Cape alumnae, spouses and friends gathered for this second Cape area Advent/Christmas gathering to hear Andy describe “The Center for Innovation” – the direction he sees this new curriculum taking at SKS. We listened with great interest as he talked about plans to turn the old 200 acre Arno dairy farm at the north end of Hatch Pond into an environmental studies learning laboratory. In the future, the students will have an opportunity to experience the farm as a cutting-edge “educational campus”, applying the use of real world technologies – solar paneling, wind turbines, geothermal buildings and biomass generators – and combine their use with ways to better understand and apply ecological stewardship learning – focusing on the interrelationship of humans, animals, and the land. Students these days, he told us, are increasingly sophisticated in Information Technology and, more and more, they interact with a world connected by the

Internet’s larger search systems (Google, Facebook, Amazon, etc.) where information retrieval and the exchange of ideas is immediate. The Center for Innovation at Infinity Fields will provide a wonderful opportunity for students to apply this exciting “dovetailing” of technology and ecology to the larger world, a world that is in critical need of mutual learning and interdependence. This is a great opportunity for South Kent students. As Andy has remarked elsewhere, we all remember “Pigtail against the World!” Now perhaps the more appropriate catch phrase should be “Pigtail with the World!” I thought about how far the School has come since “my day” when we “interacted” with the potato patch! William B. Heuss, ’60 South Yarmouth, MA

Dear Hillside Editor: Thanks for the wonderful job that is being done with “The Hillside.” Excellent writing, pictures that tell a story and so much more. I would appreciate a full story on the planned extensions down at the end of Hatch Pond. How about a serious, in-depth article about Wuz Wittenberg, Bill Gillette, The Moose, Burt Cummings, Dick Cuyler, Phil Stevens, and many more... Sincerely, Edwin de F. Bennett ‘40 Pompton Plains, NJ


The Board of Trustees

Educating Global Citizens South Kent’s Chairman of the Board Jeffrey Rosenberg

Mr. Jeffrey G. Rosenberg ’80 —Chairman of the Board General Partner Bila Family Partnership of Companies Florida, NY

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n last year’s annual report, I wondered in writing about South Kent’s ability to continue building its enrollment and about the challenge of producing a cutting-edge curriculum in order to compete with offerings at other boarding schools. I was also concerned about preparing our students to be productive global citizens in this increasingly shrinking world. I am happy to report that we opened the school year with a near-record enrollment of students, from 18 countries and 16 states. The exciting adventure of the Center for Innovation at Infinity Fields sets us on a path to ecological sustainability and provides stimulus for new and unique course offerings. Our diverse student body ensures our students’ engagement with the global world. And our whole-hearted embracing of available technology in the form of SmartBoards in classrooms as well as iPads in all teachers’ hands allows us to keep pace with current trends in education. South Kent is moving in a very positive direction; however, we still face significant challenges in the form of our aging physical plant, our very modest endowment, and our reliance on annual gifts to meet our operating budget. Much of the positive motion is the result of the hard work of our trustees. We are appreciative of the significant efforts through their years of service of retiring trustees Calvin Frost ’59, Douglas B. Sharpe ’74, Taylor Stockdale ’81, and Bill Wreaks ’81. Their dedication to ensuring the well-being of South Kent has been crucial to our success. We are grateful to have Harold Bogle ’70 return to the Board with his years of experience; in addition, we welcome five new trustees whose fresh, youthful energy will push us to more success in meeting our challenges; we look forward to working with Bill Riker ’59, Chris Farr ’84, Jeff Heath ’71, John Garceau ’94 and Fitz Robertson ’05. I am confident my report next year will highlight even more exciting progress and innovation.

Jeffrey G. Rosenberg jrosenberg@southkentschool.org

Dr. Richard K. Tompkins, Jr. ’58 —Vice President Mill Creek, WA Mr. Kai J. Chin ’67 —Treasurer Vice President Wells Fargo Bank Boulder, CO Mr. Andrew J. Vadnais —Secretary Head of School South Kent School South Kent, CT

Mr. John L. Garceau ’94 Thomas & Hutton Eng. Co. Savannah, GA Mr. Matthew J. Gardella ’87 Partner Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge Boston, MA Ms. Susan Hecken Gardner ’80 Darien, CT Mr. James M. Garnett, Jr. ’74 Head of Risk Oversight Citi Long Island City, NY Mr. Jeffrey L. Heath ’71 Jamestown, RI, Palm City, FL The Rev. William C. Riker, Jr. ’59 Rumson, NJ/Lopez Island, WA

Mr. Harold W. Bogle ’70 Managing Director Credit Suisse New York, NY

Mr. Fitz Robertson ’05 J.P. Morgan Asset Management New York, NY

Mr. Rodney L. Burton ’58 University of Illinois Professor of Aerospace Engineering Champaign, IL

Mr. Charles G. Rosenberg ’87 President and CEO Cherrybrook Kitchen Burlington, MA

Mr. Richard Cohon C. N. Burman Co. Paterson, NJ

Mr. Peter S. Seltzer ’03 President Green By Design New Orleans, LA

Mr. Jeffrey W. Conover ’76 Senior Vice President The Northern Trust Company Chicago, IL

Mr. George H. Bartlett —Emeritus

Mr. Frederick K. Day ’78 Product Development SRAM Corp. Chicago, IL Mr. Lincoln Day ’83 President Generation Marine Finance Fort Lauderdale, FL Mr. Christopher C. Farr ’84 Director of External Relations The Shipley School Bryn Mawr, PA

Mr. Legare W. Cuyler ’58 —Emeritus Mr. John S. Farber —Emeritus Mr. John C. Farr ’58 —Emeritus Mr. Noble F. Richards ’49 —Emeritus Dr. Charles P. Whittemore ’39 —Emeritus Ms. Sally Wister —Emeritus

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It took twenty-four recycled plastic bottles to make

each soccer jersey worn by the South Kent Varsity Soccer team. The Diadora uniforms begin as plastic bottles before they are cleaned, shredded, melted and turned into polyester yarn. 31% percent of the plastic bottles produced in the U.S. are made from Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET), and more than 45 billion of those bottles get dumped in U.S. landfills each year... 1320 The Perch continues to be a big hit when the munchies kick in. Members of the AP Economics class manage the studentrun snack bar as part of their coursework, selecting the menu items and setting prices. The year’s runaway bestseller was sushi, with over thirteen hundred pieces sold in the first month it was added to the menu... 42 The Ecology class recently concluded a “Bio-Blitz” around campus. Students were given ninety minutes to conduct a plant and animal census of several ecosystems, gathering data that was incorporated into a biological inventory. Forty-two species were collected in this first step in a year-long exercise to create a comprehensive inventory of local ecosystems... 2300 School prefects led a “Dress Down Day” fundraiser to benefit World Bicycle Relief, an organization that provides bicycles to support people in developing nations and disaster recovery. The organization, which was begun by F.K. Day ‘78, received over $2300 from the community service effort. 54 The School’s two photovoltaic systems, one on the Wister Fieldhouse, the other on the Bringhurst Dormitory, are fully operational and providing power directly to those buildings. The fifty-four panels which make up the arrays are expected to generate approximately 20,273 kWH annually. 1.5 The School’s Advanced Media Group, while making tracks – and turning heads – around the region in their new mobile broadcasting unit, captured over 1.5 terabytes of HD data during their fall term. 4 • The Hillside Winter 2010


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outh Kent School is pleased to announce that five talented new teachers and three teaching interns have joined the School’s faculty for the 2010 – 2011 academic year. The School opened this year with 163 students, the largest enrollment in twenty years. Seventeen foreign countries and ten states are now represented in the culturally diverse SKS student body. “We are extremely excited about both our new curricular initiatives and the depth of experience in our faculty. We are fortunate to have attracted talented students and a gifted faculty who welcome the challenge of preparing these young men for lives and careers beyond our campus,” commented Head of School Andrew Vadnais. Among the five new faculty members is Michael Benjamin, the School’s new Director of Sustainability. Michael joined the Science Department where he directs the School’s ambitious efforts to become more environmentally sustainable and to promote environmental stewardship at the School and in the surrounding community. His students have monitored water quality in nearby Hatch Pond, conducted a local biological inventory, and are developing plans for the Center for Innovation at Infinity Fields on the former site of the “Arno Farm.” Michael has a strong background in environmental policy, environmental management, and field ecology. He earned a B.A. in Economics and Environmental Studies from Middlebury College and an M.S. from Yale University. Peter Browne ’89 has returned to the Hillside to teach U.S. History and geography. Peter brings an impressive background in oceanography and marine environmental sciences. He holds a Juris Doctorate from Vermont Law School, as well as a Bachelor of Arts – Biology from Thomas Edison State College. Peter is delighted to be back on the Hillside. “I was intrigued by Andy Vadnais’ vision for the future of the School and anxious to play a role.” Michelle Reis joins the English Department and fourth form team. Michelle formerly taught Language Arts and Social Studies at the Cromwell Middle School in Cromwell, CT, and Reading and English in Salisbury School’s summer program. Michelle is a graduate of The College of the Holy Cross where she was awarded a Bachelor of Arts in English. In addition to teaching English in the Fourth Form, Michelle leads the Faith Life Community, a small group centered on issues of spirituality and faith.

John Sidorowich, who has joined South Kent to teach Calculus, Precalculus, and Advanced Topics in Mathematics, has more than 30 years experience as a research physicist. He holds a PhD. in physics from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and M.S. and B.S. degrees in physics from the California Institute of Technology. After twenty years as a self-described “professional nerd” in Silicon Valley, “Dr. Sid” is enjoying his return to the teaching profession. John coached Cross Country this fall with Steve Klots and recently initiated a Weiqi/Baduk/Go club based on the ancient Chinese board game. Steve Zoeller teaches Algebra II; Functions, Trigonometry and Statistics; Precalculus, and Robotics. He is a graduate of the University of Rochester and holds a B.S. degree in Optical Engineering, with a concentration in Computer Science. He also holds a Master of Science degree in Mathematics Education for Adolescents from Mount Saint Mary College. Ben Cohon and Marcus Cooper join many of their former teachers as interns this year. Ben completed his BSAD at Whittier College in 2010. He is a member of the third form team where he teaches Entrepreneurial Studies and is an assistant coach for JV Basketball. Ben is looking forward to serving as Assistant Baseball Coach in the spring. Marcus has been charged with expanding the School’s music offerings. In addition to coordinating a school talent show and participating in the School Chorus, Marcus is advisor to “The Cardinal Underground,” a student band which has performed regularly at The Perch (the student-run snack shop). Marcus also teaches Music Theory and Music Listening and Appreciation. Marcus graduated from St. Michael’s College with a double-major in Music and Philosophy. Anthony Larson joins the Hillside from the University of Illinois where he earned his B.S. in Environmental Economics and Policy. Anthony has been brought on board to assist with the development of the Center for Innovation at Infinity Fields. He has extensive experience in broadcast media and programming which he brings to the Advanced Media Group and the Digital Communications class. ■ Winter 2010 The Hillside • 5


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Specimens and illustrations from the Ecology field notebook of John Jeong ’11 6 • The Hillside Winter 2010


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Congratulations 2010 NEPSAC Champions!

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Varsity Soccer The South Kent Cardinals enjoyed another historic season winning an unprecedented treble, three major trophies. The team won the Diadora/ Cardinal Classic Championship with a 2-1 victory over Class C New England Finalist Millbrook after dispatching Trinity Pawling in the opening round. South Kent won the Ray Brown Cup as the Western New England Preparatory School Soccer Association (WNEPSSA) regular season champion with a 12-2-1 WNEPSSA record; it was the sixth year in a row that the Cardinals have been

South Kent’s Varsity Soccer team brings home the cup again. Curtis Weir, Sebastian Camacho, Connor Greene, Will Noiset, Cesar Gonzalez, Sean Pearson, Tre Ming, Marco Costa, Kenan Williams, Miguel Carneiro, Danillo Andrade, Jangu Chothia, Anthony Hunter, Juan Galarza, Andre Martins and Shaquille Trott celebrate the moment.

WNEPSSA Champions. To top it off, the Cardinals won the New England Preparatory School Soccer Association (NEPSSA) Championship with a 2-1 victory over Independent School League Champion Noble and Greenough School in the final. The victory over Nobles gave South Kent its third consecutive NEPSSA Championship and fourth in five years. The 2010 Cardinals earned their place in


the record books and completed the campaign with a 18-3-2 record in all competitions. South Kent started the season with a first-ever match against Martin Luther King High School. MLK is one of the most highly regarded high school programs in the country and was one of the top ranked teams in the country in 2010. In a well-played match, the Cardinals settled for a 1-1 draw as Will Noiset’s potential game-winning header hit the crossbar with under a minute left. After two home wins, South Kent headed to Hotchkiss for a rematch between reigning NEPSSA champions. The Bearcats were able to get revenge for the previous year with a hard-fought 2-1 home victory over the Cardinals. South Kent showed class in bouncing back from defeat and beating 2010 Class A champions Northfield Mount Hermon on the road, 3-2 in the very next match. Lessons learned in the regular season definitely benefited the team in the playoffs as they played with focus, organization and determination. It was evident in the quarterfinal match versus Rivers that this team was on a mission to win it all; the Cardinals controlled play from the outset. South Kent took the lead in the first ten minutes and didn’t look back as they added three more on their way to a 4-0 triumph. The semi-final was a rematch versus Berkshire, who had come from behind to beat South Kent on their campus earlier in the year. The Cardinals would again jump out to an early lead though Berkshire would make their bid for another come-back as they quickly evened the score. South Kent was not going to let history repeat itself, and they took the lead later in the first half and finished the game off with another tally in the second half, winning 3-1. The NEPSSA Championship game against Nobles was the most intense of the year. South Kent scored early and Nobles evened it up in the first half. Gustavo Ferreira earned a second half penalty, and

the team’s leading goal scorer fittingly scored the game-winning goal. Previous South Kent teams have set the bar quite high and placed a lot of pressure on the 2010 team. This group of players worked extremely hard, came together to build team chemistry, learned lessons from their missteps, and ultimately triumphed in their biggest matches. It was a tremendous season for a truly deserving group of young men. Submitted by Coach Owen Finberg.

Cross Country Led by sixth form captains Andrew Jansen and Rong Xin Wang, the South Kent cross country team raced to what was arguably the most successful season in the history of the program—although not all of the successes were in the team’s wins and losses. In his end-of-season comments at the fall sports awards, Father Klots imitated ESPN by detailing his Top Twelve highlights of the season, counting down from number twelve: 12. The team’s victory and first trophy at the Oakwood Friends Invitational at the start of the season. 11. The mid-season Hudson Valley Athletic League all-league race at home— which South Kent won “in a dominant performance.” 10. The HVAL Championships at Storm King—which saw South Kent take first place, with four runners (Jansen, Wang, fourth former Miikka Majava, and fifth former Junghyuk Lee) earning allleague honors. 9. Cheering for the team in five different languages. “I learned how to say ‘Go, go, go!’ in Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and Finnish—in addition to English.” 8. “That day in October when we ran hills—that day when it was windy, rainy, and cold, and we were probably the only team working out in the whole Housatonic Valley.”

7. Fourth former Xiaoyang Li running to the railroad bridge and back. “At the start of the season, Xiaoyang couldn’t run around the football field; by late October, he could run three miles.” 6. The day Miikka Majava began to speak. “I don’t think he said boo until October.” 5. Rong Xin Wang’s fourth-place finish in the HVALs and 20th place finish in the New England Championships. “Rong Xin came in 55th in the New Englands as a fifth former; that’s a lot of improvement.” 4. Study hall in the hotel on the night before the New England Championships, in Carlisle, MA. “That night after dinner, I told them there would be study hall, even though we were in this nice hotel. I met with the students from my AP English class for a special session of class since they had missed it that afternoon. None of them was surprised by this; they had all brought their books. They brought to the team the same attitude they always have had in their studies.” 3. Andrew Jansen’s sixth-place finish in the New Englands, earning him All New England honors for the third year in a row. 2. The team’s fourth-place finish in the New England Division V Championships. “This tied our highest finish ever in the New Englands.” 1. Knowing that, at some point, in each and every practice, Jonghyuk Lee, speaking aloud what everyone on the team was probably thinking, would ask, “Why do I have to run today?” But they still showed up to run, and to run hard. As part of the fall sports awards, varsity letters were awarded to Jansen, Wang, Majava, and Lee, and to sixth former Haodong Guo, fifth formers Haofeng Li and Yun Suk Park, and fourth former Sho Ohashi. Jansen was given the Anne Funnell Cup as the team’s Most Valuable Runner, and Wang was presented the Arthur W. Brown Prize as the team’s Most Improved Runner. Submitted by the Reverend Stephen Klots, Coach. Winter 2010 The Hillside • 9


Fall Athletics

Fall 2010 Cross Country Team: (standing) Andrew Jansen, Haodong Guo, Pat Curry, Miikka Majava, Yanan Jiang, In Pyung Ro, Yun Suk Park, Jonghyuk Lee, Sho Oshashi; (front) Haofeng Li, Hyundo Im, Rong Xin Wang, Eric Tsai. Missing from photo Xiaoyan Li and Tae Hoon Kim.

Fall Crew The South Kent Fall Crew consisted of three competitive boats this year. Our first boat was composed entirely of experienced oarsmen and melded together as perhaps the strongest force South Kent Crew has seen in recent years. The two novice boats maintained a superbly positive attitude through grueling workouts. The combination of returning talent and enthusiasm from new oarsmen helped make the season a great success. The first race of the season was the Head of the Connecticut Regatta in Middletown. This was a beautiful day with favorable conditions for the crews. Our first and third boats had strong 10 • The Hillside Winter 2010

debuts, finishing eighth and seventh in their respective races. The real headline of the day, however, was our second boat’s first place finish in the novice division. This boat comprised a lovable collection of crew initiates, who were given the nickname CanUSA earlier in the season, as a mixture of three American and two Canadian students. Despite this being their first competitive experience as oarsmen, our talented second boat muscled home the win, finishing ahead of crews from storied programs such as Choate, and the highly competitive newcomer, Fairfield Prep. The pinnacle of the Fall Crew season is the Head of the Fish Regatta, held this year on Halloween in Saratoga Springs, New York. We had two boats compete

Fall 2010 Crew Team: Joseph Deveny, Zongwei Jiang, A Zhang, Chenshu Rong, Richard O’Shaughnessy, Micha and Jeff Galusha.

in this regatta, known to be one of the most competitive in the nation, regularly hosting over 1500 crews over two days of racing. Our two boats competed well, making a strong showing on the water before returning to the trailer for a barbeque feast. The season ended with a day of races held against nearby rivals Canterbury and Gunnery. In preparation for the spring season, these races were a series of sprints, with each crew competing twice during the afternoon. Our two novice boats battled well, both able to dispatch some impressive competition during their races. Fall Crew is often seen as an indicator of the upcoming spring season, when the most competitive races are held. We made significant strides forward this season and


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Anthony Florentino, Tyler Ingraham, Tyler Wilson-Menting, William Speight, Yiqin ael Chung, Benjamin Bruen, Benjamin Gardner; background: Coaches Sean Murphy

the Crew is looking forward to a productive spring. We hope to surprise some of our competition with strong performances in April and May. Submitted by Assistant Coach Sean Murphy.

JV Soccer Following up on 2009’s undefeated season, Coach Lou Pereira’s first in charge, was not going to be an easy task. Considering the high expectations and the limited number of returning players, the junior varsity soccer team had a remarkable season finishing with a very strong

Luc Chatelain takes on a Canterbury defender as Sam Lartey joins him in support.

10-2-3 record. The Cardinals started the season slowly to a 2-2-2 mark as they tried to integrate all the new players. The team’s only losses were to much bigger schools, Kent and Hotchkiss, during the first few weeks of the season. Once they got rolling, the team didn’t look back; they tied Storm King’s varsity team 4-4, beat NYMA’s varsity team 4-2, and earned victories over local rivals Salisbury, Trinity-Pawling and Millbrook, as they finished the season with eight consecutive victories. The most exciting match of the season was the final game against a very strong Marianapolis team; after trailing at halftime, the team scored four unanswered goals to win 5-3 and finish the season in dramatic fashion. The team was lead by Most Valuable

Player Luc Chatelain who tallied 21 goals on the season. We had a tremendous defense anchored by Most Improved Player Junghyuk Lee alongside Garrett Fox, Renel Bernadel and Andonis Vassiliadis. The whole team was lifted up by the spirit and work ethic of Coaches’ Award winner Dong Hwi Jin who did a tremendous job as a first year goalkeeper. There were no superstars on this team; rather, we had a group of young men that came together, worked hard and played solid ball-control soccer. Coach Pereira has led many youth soccer teams in his career but in all his years of coaching he said, “This was by far my most satisfying season and the team that I am proudest to have been associated with.” Submitted by Coach Lou Pereira Winter 2010 The Hillside • 11


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hanks to the support and generosity of the South Kent family, we ended the 2009-10 year with a five-year high in total number of donors, and the second highest dollar total to The South Kent Fund in the last five years. We closed the books for the 2009-2010 South Kent Fund with gifts totaling $906,031, from 718 donors. This represents a 14% increase in number of donors over last year. Total giving and new commitments, to all areas of support, was $1,481,668, from 850 donors. This includes gifts for current operations, endowment, capital needs, and special projects. Special thanks must go to the Board of Trustees who led the way this year with 100% participation and generous support totaling 31% of this year’s campaign. Harold Bogle ’70 organized a matching gift Trustee Challenge to help encourage past donors and new donors who had not supported the annual campaign in the past two years. After the challenge was announced, The South Kent Fund received an additional qualifying $80,663, from 145 donors. Thus, the Challenge was a tremendous success both in terms of dollars raised and in increasing our donor base. Leadership giving, the core of The South Kent Fund, remains strong. This year, 86% of all funds raised came from gifts of $1,000 or more, while 75% of all funds raised came from gifts of $2,500 or more. We were also able to increase our donor count in 7 of the 10 gift level categories during this year. Participation by alumni remains our strongest group with 58% of our total funds given by alumni. We made significant progress in reversing a three-year trend of declining alumni donors. Overall alumni participation increased from 18.9% last year to 23.5% this year! Total alumni giving to all areas, including gifts that were made by alumni through family foundations and donor-advised funds, totaled an impressive $939,797. Dick Tompkins ’58 served as Advancement Chair for the past three years. His work and that of Carol-Ann Bruen, Paul Abbott and all Class Agents 12 • The Hillside Winter 2010

account for our success. Combined support by both current parents and parents of alumni added $108,028 to the 2009-2010 South Kent Fund. Dick Lawrence, father of Richard ’74, and Jeff and Nancy Conover, parents of Tom ’10 chaired these groups. We will continue to work on increasing our participation with these two major constituency groups in the upcoming school year. The Class of ’70, in honor of their 40th Reunion, contributed to a special reunion gift to provide several new SmartBoards for our classrooms. These SmartBoards are allowing the School to enhance our students’ learning experience in the classroom every day. We look forward to working with this year’s five-year reunion classes (ending in 1 and 6) to continue to build a stronger reunion-giving program. As we look forward to another ambitious annual campaign, we note several critical capital priorities that are in need of funding. These include updating our hockey rink which is now 40 years old, renovating student and faculty housing, and continuing to build the School’s endowment for deferred maintenance, school programs and student scholarships. If you would like to learn more about our fund-raising, please contact the Alumni and Development Office at 860-927-3539. We are grateful for the continued and enthusiastic support of the South Kent family. For the School,

Timothy J. von Jess Director of Development


Recognition Societies The Cardinal & Black Society was founded to recognize those donors whose leadership gifts have contributed to South Kent’s mission in a significant way. The revenue from the Cardinal & Black Society serves as the foundation of our annual giving program which supports South Kent’s outstanding faculty and students.

Founders Recognizing gifts of $25,000 or more

The Catherine Evans McCampbell Charitable Trust

Cardinal and Black Recognizing gifts of $2,500 to $4,999

Mr. and Mrs. Scott C. Mitchell ’72 Mr. and Mrs. Harold W. Bogle ’70

Mr. Michael P. Molnar ’79

Anonymous

The Patricia A. Brown

Ms. Laura M. Pfanz

Mr. Raymond H. Bryan ’90

Mr. Peter L. Renehan ’80

Mr. and Mrs. Rodney L. Burton ’58

Mr. and Mrs. Frederick G. Thorne ’53

Mr. and Mrs. John P. Carey III ’74

Charitable Lead Annuity Trust Mr. Frederick K. W. Day ’78 and

Mrs. Miriam M. Wallach

The Reverend and Mrs. Peter Chase

Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln W. Day ’83

Ms. Leah Missbach

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Foundation

Mrs. Barbara D. Currier

Ambassador William S. Farish III ’58

Mr. and Mrs. Julius E. Waller ’35

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Everett III ’49

Mr. William S. Farish IV ’83

Mrs. Joan Wister

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Fazio

The William Stamps Farish Fund

Dr. Robert E. Gibbons ’55

Mr. James M. Garnett, Jr. ’74

Mr. and Mrs. George H. Gilliam ’60

Ms. Kimberley Granger

Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel Goddard ’53

The Louise and David Ingalls Foundation

Headmaster’s Circle

Mr. James S. Golob ’72

Mr. Anthony Jonklaas ’48

Recognizing gifts of $5,000 to $9,999

Mr. and Mrs. Henry D. Hamilton ’53

The Claire H.B. Jonklaas Foundation

Mr. John D. Hunter ’68

Mr. and Mrs. Richard H. Lawrence, Jr. ’74

Mr. A. R. Allan III ’54

Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Jansen

The Overlook International Foundation

The Bicknell Fund

Mr. Young Ju Jin and

Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey G. Rosenberg ’80

The Community Foundation of

Mr. and Mrs. Douglas B. Sharpe ’74

South Georgia

Mr. and Mrs. Chao-Chung Luo

The Sharpe Family Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey W. Conover ’76

Mrs. Carol L. H. Matzke

The Estate of Mr. Thomas P. Townsend ’35

Mr. William F. Detwiler ’81

Northwestern Mutual Life Foundation

Mr. John J. Dugan III ’03

Mr. and Mrs. Luis E. Rinaldini ’70

Mr. Irwin Epstein and

Mr. and Mrs. Cortright P. Sandstrom ’85

Mr. Thomas Woodruff

Mrs. Kyong Hee Lee

Dr. David J. Tweardy ’70

Mr. and Mrs. David D. Fitch ’73

Mr. and Mrs. Charles P. Whittemore ’39

Spooner Hill Society

Mr. William S. Fitch ’77

Mrs. Cecile B. Whittemore

Recognizing gifts of $10,000 to $24,999

Mr. Robert S. Gilliam III ’64

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Winter

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald J. Hayes Rita Allen Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Hyung-Uk Im

Mr. Ian M. Baer ’00

Mr. In Sun Chung and Mrs. Mi Hea Kim

Mr. and Mrs. Warren Bicknell III ’64

Mrs. Anne I. Lawrence

Mr. and Ms. Neilson Brown II ’63

Mr. John Matthews ’47 (dec.)

Mr. and Mrs. Kai J. Chin ’67

Mrs. Verna Matthews

The Crail Foundation

Mrs. Helen Spencer McDermid

Mr. and Mrs. David J. Erskine

Mr. Timothy H. Mitchell ’76

The Mohamed S. Farsi Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Raul A. Novey

Mr. Hani M. S. Farsi ’86

Mr. Tomas Petru ’92

Mr. and Mrs. Calvin S. Frost, Jr. ’59

Mr. and Mrs. David G. Powell ‘50

Mrs. Susan L. Gardner ’80

Dr. Richard K. Tompkins, Jr. ’58 and

The Estate of Mr. William E. Garfield ’42

Ms. Bryna Webber

Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey L. Heath ’71

Wells Fargo Matching Gift Program

Mrs. Elizabeth Heminway

Mr. George Wood ’64

Mr. Henry H. Hitch ’50

The Woodruff Family Foundation

Mr. James R. Lowe III ’83

Please note: All gifts noted in this report were received between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010. Gifts received after June 30, 2010 have been credited to the next fiscal year and will appear in the 2010-11 Annual Report. In spite of our sincere efforts to achieve accuracy, errors occasionally occur. If you were a contributor during the 2009-10 fiscal year, but your name was omitted, listed in the wrong place, or misspelled, please call the South Kent School Development Office at (860) 927-3539 x206 to advise us of the error. Corrections will be published in the next issue.

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Prefects

Lt. Col. Wallace Hastings, Jr. ’48 and

Mr. and Mrs. James R. Dimon, Sr. ’54

Ms. Susan I. Stone ’77

Mr. Marshall D. Doeller ’71

Mrs. Lorrance L. Hoyt

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Thomas

Mrs. Myrna Fishman Fawcett

Anonymous (2)

Mr. and Mrs. Willard P. Hunnewell, Jr. ’82

Mr. Andrew Vadnais and

Mr. and Mrs. Seymour Fein

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Abbott

Mr. Finnius Ingalls ’87

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas T. Allan ’56

Mr. W. G. Irving

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy J. von Jess

Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Fleming

Mr. and Mrs. Katsushiro Ashizawa

The Janet Stone Jones Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Waldner ’58

Mr. Joseph Foote ’50

Mr. and Mrs. James A. Baker III

Mr. Franklin K. Johnson ’92

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Weir

Mrs. Barbara R. Forester

The Reverend Francis Bancroft III ’52

Mr. and Mrs. Jackson Kemper IV ’60

Ms. Susan F. Welsch

Mr. Frank Forester III ’60

Mr. and Mrs. James R. Barker

Dr. Jong Woong Kim and

Mr. and Mrs. Russell B. Wheeler III ’50

Mr. James H. Funnell ’79

Mr. James Y. Whittier ’44

Mr. and Mrs. William B. Funnell ’52

Recognizing gifts of $1,000 to $2,499

Mr. Mark W. Barker ’90

Dr. Maida Hastings

Mr. and Mrs. Eric E. Stoll ’70

Mrs. Mi Ran Yoo

Ms. Nancy Lyon

Mr. Owen Finberg

Mr. Thomas R. Bernard ’72

Mr. and Mrs. Michael G. Koetter ’53

Mr. Phillip M. Wilson ’57

Mrs. Vivian Garber

Mr. Peter S. Boone ’71 and

Mr. Mauri E. Kotila ’67

Mr. Ralph C. Woodward ’47 and

Mr. Godfrey A. Gregg, Jr. ’70

Ms. Amanda Cannell-Boone

Mr. Andrew D. Kurtz ’72

Ms. Corinne Ross

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy W. Griggs ’73

Mr. Gordon L. Brekus ’47

Mr. and Mrs. Paul B. Kurtz II ’37

Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Wreaks IV ’81

Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Hamill

Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Brewster ’66

Mr. and Mrs. Peter M. Langenberg ’63

Mr. Steven G. Zoeller

Mr. Michael S. Hamilton ’79

Mr. and Mrs. Scott Brodie ’36

Mr. John B. Leggett ’70

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur W. Brown

Mrs. Anne J. Logan

Ms. Mary B. Bryson ’75 and

Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. MacLean

Mr. Weng-Po Han and Mrs. Pao Yi Peng Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Hewat ’42

Dr. and Mrs. Tariq Mahmood

Benefactors

Mr. and Mrs. Rich M. Horosky

Mr. Derick B. Burgher ’74

Dr. and Mrs. Richard W. Martin ’49

Recognizing gifts of $500-$999

Mr. Dudley Hughes ’49

Mr. Robert P. Bushman III ’73

Mr. Robert W. McNamara ’75

Mr. and Mrs. John Butterworth ’45

Dr. and Mrs. Mick S. Meiselman

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew M. Aiken ’78

Mr. Geoffrey L. James ’82

Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Charles X. Carpentier ’90

Merck Company Foundation

Mr. John C. Baker ’79

Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Kay II

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Carter ’57

Mr. and Mrs. William G. Millar ’70

Ms. Tegan W. Baker ’80

Mr. Harold H. Kempe ’78

Mr. Sungbek Cho and

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Molnar ’50

Mr. Samuel C. Barrington ’78

Mr. Barry A. Kuehl ’69

Mr. Samuel L. Morgan ’85

Mr. Donald F. Beck ’74

Mr. and Mrs. Gordon A. Kuehl ’72

Mr. Carl S. Morse III ’03

Mr. Jaye H. Beebe

Mr. and Mrs. M. W. Lampe II

Mr. and Mrs. R. N. Murray, Jr. ’82

Mrs. Keven Bellows

Dr. and Mrs. Robert M. Laughlin ’52

Mr. and Mrs. Matthew J. Coes ’66

Mr. R. D. Musser III ’82

The Berkshire Taconic Community

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Lockwood

Mr. Anthony C. Corcoran ’50

The Northern Trust Co.

Mr. Lawrence G. Creel ’81

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph F. O ’Connor

Mr. Gilles Bertrand

Mr. Vivek A. Daswani ’89

Mr. Ki Ma Park and

Mr. and Mrs. Peter C. Blake ’54

Mr. Charles Bryson

Ms. Joo Hyun Lee Mr. Young Tae Choi and Mrs. Mi Ok Chung

Mr. Eliot W. Denault III ’73

Mrs. Hyeung Ran Bai

Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Hunter

Foundation

Mr. William K. Brown ’65 and

The Reverend William H. and the Reverend Salin Low Ms. Diane H. MacKnight

Dickson Foundation, Inc.

Mr. and Mrs. Neal Peirce ’50

Mrs. Marcia K. Dorst

Mr. Allen R. Perrins ’45

Dr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Buell ’45

Mr. Shipley C. Mason ’65

Mr. John B. N. Dunn ’67

Mr. and Mrs. Noble F. Richards ’49

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Butler

Mr. Chester D. Meyer Mayfield ’79

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel P. Egan

Mr. Yun Seong Ro and

Mr. Aldis P. Butler, Jr. ’60

Mr. Gordon W. McCoun ’70

Mr. and Mrs. Steven Camardi

Mr. and Mrs. Bharat Mediratta ’88

Mr. and Mrs. John C. Farr ’58

Mrs. Miae Lee

Ms. Rebecca Wright

Mr. Richard A. Loveland ’60

Mr. John A. Mason, Jr. ’62

Flik Independent Schools

Rockefeller Financial Services,Inc

Mr. William N. Capozzi

Merrill Lynch and Co. Foundation, Inc.

Mr. and Mrs. L. G. Gardella

Mr. William S. Rowe ’88

Mr. and Mrs. Charles T. Chance ’53

Mr. and Mrs. Laurent Michel ’44

Mr. and Mrs. Matthew J. Gardella ’87

Mr. Stephen W. Rule ’54

Mrs. Sylvia R. Corrigan

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur M. Moody III ’56

Mr. and Mrs. Albert F. Gereg, Jr.

Mr. Stephen P. Scheer ’61

Mrs. Frederic Courtenay

Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey E. Moore ’59

Mr. and Mrs. Leonard O. Gibbons ’57

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Scott III ’50

Mr. Frederick Cressman ’74

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur J. Mulligan III

Mr. Wade Greene ’50

Mr. William R. Soons

Dr. and Mrs. Lewis Dalburg, Jr.

Mrs. Marian Murphy

Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Hart

Mr. Taylor B. Stockdale ’81

Mr. and Mrs. Douglas M. Denham ’65

Mr. and Mrs. John L. Myles, Jr. ’54

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Mr. Stephen Nahley ’86 and Ms. Susan J. Dubin

Patrons

Mr. Andrew A. Hinds ’64

Mr. Philip N. Walker ’67

Recognizing gifts of $250-$499

Mr. Bradley H. Holley ’79

Mrs. Anne T. Waller

Mr. and Mrs. John Hubner ’50

Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Watkins ’58

Mr. O. Richard Nottidge Ambassador and Mrs. Robert B. Oakley ’48

Dr. and Mrs. Richard P. Albertson

Ms. Carol A. Jankowski

Mr. John B. Westcott ’66

Mr. Mitsuo Ogata ’67

Mr. Hugh U. Ames ’86

Mr. Robert A. Kay ’78

Mr. and Mrs. Patrick A. Whelan

Mr. Everett L. Peirce ’45

Bank of America

Mrs. Pamela H. Kempe

The Very Rev. H. L. Whittemore, Jr. ’35

Pepsico Inc.

Mr. and Mrs. George H. Bartlett

Mr. and Mrs. Carl W. Klemme

Mr. Robin S. Willing ’81

Mr. and Mrs. John F. Pollard ’82

Mr. and Mrs. Peter S. Bartlett ’77

Mr. and Mrs. Paul D. Kovac ’85

Ms. Sally Wister

Mr. and Mrs. Carey J. Quigley

Mr. Edwin de F. Bennett ’40

Mr. Eric T. Kreuter ’72

Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Wood III ’86

Mr. Peter R. Ramsey ’67 and

Mr. Timothy Bertrand

Mr. Derek C. Krull ’92

Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Wood ’79

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrance A. Brown, Jr. ’45

Mrs. Dorothy Kuehl, Jr.

Mrs. Gloria Wood

Mr. Vincent E. Ricasio ’96

Mr. William S. Browne, Jr. ’61

Mr. and Mrs. Paul B. Kurtz III ’71

Mr. Jeffrey D. Woods ’74

Mr. and Mrs. Vincente R. Ricasio

Mr. and Mrs. David W. Budding ’59

Mr. Richard H. Lawrence

Mr. Timothy J. Richards ’75 and

Mr. and Mrs. Henrik H. Bull ’47

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Ledyard ’45

Mrs. Anne H. Bushman

Mr. Robert B. Lee ’55

Mr. and Mrs. John P. Richardson ’56

Mrs. Virginia Butler

Mr. Thomas L. Lewis ’87

Mr. Charles G. Rosenberg ’87

Mr. and Mrs. Rafael Cabrera ’49

Mr. and Mrs. Lance Loomis

Mrs. Kate Rowe

Judges Peter J. Cass and

Dr. and Mrs. James R. Lovell, ’55

Rosemary H. Cass

Mr. and Mrs. James R. Lowe, Jr.

Friends Recognizing gifts up to $249

Dr. Isabel B. Phillips

Ms. Margaret E. Clarke

The George W. and Kate M. Rowe Fund Saint-Gobain Corporation

Mr. and Mrs. John W. Clark, Jr. ’47

Mr. Jeffrey A. Lyttle ’78

Mr. Alexander P. Saliba ’87

Mr. and Mrs. William Clark

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. Main ’79

Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius V. Sewell, Jr. ’48

Ms. Suzanne S. Collins

Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Martin ’64

Anonymous

Mr. James D. Smith ’46

Mr. and Mrs. Blaise B. Colt ’59

Mr. Andrew T. Mauck ’79

Ms. Kathleen M. Abbott ’82

Mr. Snowden Smith ’70 and

Mr. Lewis C. Cuyler ’51

Mr. Wolfgang C. Mayer ’63

Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Adams ’47

Mr. and Mrs. Legare W. Cuyler ’58

Mrs. Margie S. McAvoy

Mr. and Mrs. Douglas P. Addison ’54

Mr. Worachote Soonthornsima ’83

Mr. Peter E. Dayton ’52

Mrs. Emily C. McWhinney

Mr. Carter R. Ahl ’88

Ms. Carlene Spencer-Darrell

Mr. and Mrs. James G. Denham ’67

Midshore Community Foundation, Inc.

The Reverend Richard L. Aiken ’48

Mrs. Gail Stewart

Mr. Geoffrey M. Driscoll ’85

Mr. Duane H. Newton, Jr. ’47

Mr. William B. Ainley ’60

Mr. Duane W. Stone ’69

Ms. Margaret F. Duus

Mr. William Owens

Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Allen III

Mr. Charles L. Taylor III ’55

Dr. Bennett Dyke ’51

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen W. Payne ’76

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher R. Allsopp

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas H. Townsend ’53

Mr. and Mrs. Victor Fink

Mr. and Mrs. Gregory J. Pepe ’73

Mr. and Mrs. Moises A. Alvarez

Mr. and Mrs. Winston Trott

Mrs. Barbara Fitch

Mr. and Mrs. Peter M. Pirnie ’50

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Anderson

The Reverend and

Dr. and Mrs. Mark M. Funk, ’70

Mr. Christopher K. Quinn ’70

Mr. and Mrs. Jack E. Angel

Ms. Elena Georgouses

Mr. William C. Gardiner ’51

Mr. Charles C. Reid ’55

Mr. Rick Angell

Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Weeks ’83

Mrs. Christopher L. Webber ’49

Mr. and Mrs. Douglas W. Gardner

The Reverend William C. Riker, Jr. ’59

Mr. David G. Angus ’51

Mr. Frederick B. Weitz ’78 and

Mr. Seth T. Gardner ’66

Mrs. Merry E. Robertson

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Armstrong

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Garzi

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Ross

Mr. Corey E. Atteridge ’94

Mr. David E. Wheelock ’57

General Re Corporation

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sahadi

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Atteridge

Mr. Peter D. White ’66

Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Gillispie ’35

Mr. Robert F. Sandbach ’88

Mr. Philippe A. Aubry ’78

Mr. William White III ’60

Ms. Maureen B. Goldman ’83 and

Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Sanford ’57

Mr. Jan Austell

Ms. Janet Snapp

Mr. and Mrs. William Austin

Ms. Cynthia S. Thorland

Mr. Thomas M. Williams ’68

Mr. Scott A. Goldman

Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Williamson

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Mr. Mark C. Stedina ’88

Mrs. Mary Bacon

Williamson Family Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Todd A. Green ’81

Mrs. C. P. Stephens

Mr. Kristian R. Bako ’85

Mr. Thomas A. Winter ’80

Mr. and Mrs. Hunter W. Groton ’75

Torrington Area Foundation

Mr. Thomas T. Baldwin ’68

Mr. and Mrs. Alan B. Worthington ’43

The Very Rev. William M. Hale ’43

Mr. Taylor S. Walker ’84 and

Mrs. Janet Baldwin

Mr. Jon A. Wurtzburger ’53

The Right Rev. and Mrs. Donald P. Hart ’55

Ms. Jane M. Timberlake

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Mr. and Mrs. Donald R. Bartholomew

Mr. Michael Chin ’73

Mr. Austin J. Drakes ’08

Mr. and Mrs. Martin R. Bartlett

Mr. Gordon A. Clapp ’67

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence T. Drakes, Jr.

The Reverend and Mrs. Robert H.

Mr. Christopher C. Clark ’95

Mr. and Mrs. Ford B. Draper III ’86

Mr. Keith I. Gallagher ’79

Beveridge ’50

Ms. Anne H. Funnell ’81 and Mr. Robert A. Schmidt

Dr. John L. Clark

Ms. Pamela J. Dugas

Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Galusha

Mr. and Mrs. Reynold Bookman

Mr. George P. Clayson III ’52

Mr. and Mrs. Ransom H. Duncan

Mr. and Mrs. Gonzalo L. Garcia ’95

Mr. and Mrs. Fontaine C. Bradley II ’69

Mr. Scott Clayton

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald P. Dwyer

Mr. Jonathan W. Gardner ’02

Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Brande ’88

Mr. Donald L. Cleveland, Jr. ’63

Mr. W. D. Eberle ’71

Mr. and Mrs. Neven Gardner

Mrs. Emilie R. Bregy

Mr. Rufus P. Coes ’59

Mr. and Mrs. Porter D. Broughton ’64

Mr. Samuel H. Coes, Jr. ’64

Mrs. Elizabeth T. Eddy

Mr. Michael Garzi ’09

Mr. Duncan F. Brown II ’65

Mr. Francis D. R. Coleman ’57

B. Gen. and Mrs. Alan Edmunds ’37

Mr. Todd M. Gennings ’05

Mr. and Mrs. Frank V. O. Brown ’82

Mr. and Mrs. Peter J. Collins

Mr. William W. Edwards, Jr. ’47

Mr. David L. Geyer ’42

Mr. Alexander S. Brown ’95

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen B. Collins ’76

Mr. and Mrs. William Egan

Mr. Paul S. Giarra ’67

Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert D. Brown

Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Comstock ’60

Mr. David F. Eilers ’83

Dr. Michael T. Gillette

Mrs. Kimberly M. Brown

Ms. Annette B. Congdon

Mr. F. F. Eilers, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Glennon III ’65

Mr. and Mrs. William P. Brown

Mr. Edward L. Corey, Jr. ’65

Dr. John T. Ely ’41

Mr. Richard H. Goodwin ’66

Mr. and Mrs. Henry G. Brownell III ’86

Mr. and Mrs. James Cornelius

Mr. and Mrs. Barton W. Emanuel ’67

Mr. and Mrs. Edward W. Gore III ’79

Mr. Steven J. Bruen, Jr. ’04

The Reverend Michael Corrigan ’64

Mr. and Mrs. Filmore Enger

Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey A. Gorman ’53

Mr. Matthew A. Bruen ’06

Mr. G. G. Coughlin, Jr. ’49

Dr. and Mrs. John D. Erickson

Mr. and Mrs. George D. Gornto, Jr. ’91

Mr. Jesse M. Bruen ’09

Mr. C. P. Cox III ’69

Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Erickson

Greater Washington Coalition

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald L. Brunson

Mr. David S. J. Crampton ’82

Mr. McLean H. Erskine ’99

Mr. and Mrs. Denis F. Bullock ’46

Mr. and Mrs. D. F. Crane, Jr. ’49

Mr. Kent H. Eschelbacher ’86

Mrs. Peggy Green

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Buonomo

Mr. and Mrs. John W. Crawford

Mr. and Mrs. Jefferson T. Etting

Ms. Edna M. Green

Dr. Margaret W. Burhoe and

Mr. Richard D. Crittenden ’46

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. Evans, Jr.

Mrs. E. Ruth A. Greenberg ’84

Dr. Richards H. Burhoe

and Ms. Sara Hill

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen H. Garnett ’45

for Jewish Life

Mr. and Mrs. Anthony K. Crossley ’53

Mr. and Mrs. William C. Everett

Mr. Christopher N. Greene ’00

Mr. J. R. Burton, Jr. ’60

Mr. and Mrs. Richard R. Cuyler ’48

Mr. Clarkson B. Farnsworth ’41

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Greene

Mr. William C. Burton ’70 and

Mr. and Mrs. Richard R. Cuyler

Mr. Richard L. Farr, Jr. ’54

Mr. and Mrs. Alan L. Greener ’54

Mr. and Mrs. Bradford B. Czepiel ’83

Mr. Christopher C. Farr ’84

Mr. Jay H. Greener ’63

Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Butterfield

Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Czepiel

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy J. Farrell ’86

Mr. James P. Groton, Sr. ’44

Mr. Colin M. Butts ’70

Mr. Lawrence C. Dalley III ’73

Mr. and Mrs. Dean H. Faulkner ’37

Mr. N. B. Groton, Jr.

Mr. David R. W. Butts ’63

Mr. John C. Dalton ’76

Mr. Jonathon P. Fein ’04

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Guss

Mr. and Mrs. James C. Butts ’85

Mr. and Mrs. Walter J. Daly, Jr. ’55

Mrs. Evelyn L. Ferriss

Mr. and Mrs. Hector Guzman ’80

Mr. Ernest H. Cady III ’55

Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Darrin

Mr. and Mrs. James K. Finch II ’55

Mrs. Geraldine Haase

Mrs. Diane Caldwell

Mr. Derrick H. Davis ’63

Mr. and Mrs. Charles N. Flagg III ’65

Mr. and Mrs. William Haeseler III ’48

Mr. and Mrs. Robinson W. Callender ’52

Mr. and Mrs. Murdoch Davis

Mr. and Mrs. Donald K. Flagg ’70

Mrs. Cordelia Haines

Mr. Anthony B. Camardi ’08

Mrs. Marie S. Dee

Mr. and Mrs. Peter A. Fletcher ’64

Mr. Stephen F. Hale ’78

Mr. David H. Camins ’89

Mr. Gerard Demers

Mr. and Mrs. Robert N. Forgue, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Halliwell

Mr. and Mrs. George G. Carey ’52

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher deMurias ’73

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew P. Fowle ’83

Mr. Edward Hamerstrom ’64

Mrs. Patricia M. Case

Mr. Roger S. DeVore ’57

Mr. Timothy A. Fox ’91

Mrs. Davis Hamerstrom

Mr. and Mrs. David P. Chamberlain ’62

Mr. Peter I. Diefendorf ’60

Mr. Colin Fox and

The Reverend Lisa Hamilton

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Champagne

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Dingman ’63

Col. and Mrs. Duncan D. Chaplin III ’47

Mrs. Mary Dingman-Abel and

Ms. Laurel D. Wanrow

Mr. Harmon M. Chapman, Jr. ’59

Mr. James B. Hamlin ’68 Mrs. Barbara B. Hamlin

Mr. Hugh C. Fraser ’83

Mr. John E. Hansen ’55

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Chapman

Dr. Peter C. Dodd ’45

Mr. Archie Q. Frost ’58

Mr. Harry M. A. Hart ’51

The Reverend Hayward H. Chappell, Jr. ’71

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy A. Dodge ’82

Mr. John Funk and

Mr. Thomas F. Hartch

Mrs. Patricia Chappell

Mrs. Gretchen Doolittle

Mr. William D. Chapple II ’54

Mr. and Mrs. Edwidge Dorelien

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Mr. Christopher Abel

Mrs. Marilyn Weaver Fox Mr. and Mrs. David Francescani

Ms. Theodosia Grayson Mr. and Mrs. Charles Funk

Mr. Gordon S. Hayward ’62 Ms. Karen Heimsoth-Miles ’75


Mr. W. P. Henderson ’71

Mr. George S. Ledyard IV ’70

Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. McClenahan, Jr. ’53

Mr. Theodor Oxholm, Jr. ’50

Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Heuss ’61

Mr. and Mrs. James P. Lee ’50

Mr. Andrew R. McCown III ’72

Ms. Maria F. Ozorio

The Reverend and

Mr. and Mrs. Misha Lee ’89

Mr. and Mrs. John M. McDonald III ’83

Mrs. Linda W. Palmer

Mrs. William B. Heuss ’60

Mrs. Mary C. P. Lee

Ms. Mary Lou Mcfate

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen N. Parnell

Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas A. Hill ’63

Ms. Vivienne Legore

Mr. James M. McHugh, Jr. ’43

Ms. Virginia R. Parrott

Mr. John C. Hill III ’71

Mr. Robert R. Leighton ’65

Mr. Edward W. McKinney ’82

Mrs. Carol L. Parsons

Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Hitch III ’49

Mr. Daniel A. Levine ’10

Ms. Elizabeth E. McLaurin ’86

Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Paster

Mr. and Mrs. Harvey W. Hobbs ’49

Mr. Geoffrey M. Lewis ’79

Dr. and Mrs. Philip R. McMaster ’48

Mrs. Nina P. Pattison

Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Hodgman ’47

Mr. and Mrs. Wesley R. Liebtag

Mr. Hank McWhinnie

Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Patton ’93

Mr. Charles H. Hollinger ’65 and

Ms. Myriam Limage

Mr. Angel Medina II

Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Payne

Ms. Christine Lindblad

Mr. Roy C. Megargel ’48

Mr. and Mrs. Michael M. Peacock ’72

Mr. Rolf G. Linder ’74

Mr. Stephan Mehdorn ’97

Ms. Joanne Pease

Mr. Philip B. Lloyd ’75

Mr. Henry C. S. Mellon ’85

Mrs. Edna C. Peet

Mr. Henry M. R. Holt ’78

Mr. Benjamin J. Logan ’88

Mr. Robert F. Melville ’47

Mr. and Mrs. Scott Pelletier

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew M. Horton ’70

Mr. and Mrs. John L. Logan ’62

Mr. and Mrs. John B. Merrell

Mr. and Mrs. Henry B. Pennell III

Mr. and Mrs. Mark S. Howland

Mr. and Mrs. James M. Lombardo

Mr. J. F. Merriman, Jr. ’65

Mr. Christopher L. Peters

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen R. Huggins

Mr. and Mrs. Walter T. Long ’62

Mr. James O. Michel ’68

Dr. and Mrs. Donald H. Peters

The Reverend John J. Hughes ’44

Ms. Ana L. Lopez

Ms. Catherine Miller

Mrs. Florence L. Peters

Mr. and Mrs. Edward P. Humphreys ’76

Mr. and Mrs. Norman H. Lowe ’61

Ms. O ’Shandah Ming

Mr. Ken Pierce

Mr. James P. Humphreys, Jr.

Mr. Michael Lugano

Mr. and Mrs. F. K. Mitchel ’45

Mr. Christopher Plumley ’51

Mr. and Mrs. Willard Hunnewell

Mr. and Mrs. John Luongo

Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Mitchell ’74

Mr. and Mrs. Stewart N. Pool

Mr. Herman R. Hutchinson

Mrs. Susannah Lusk

Mrs. Shirlee S. Mitchell

Mr. Russell E. Pope ’66 and

Mr. T. C. Jackson ’71

Mr. Eric Lutz

Mr. Whitney S. Mitchell ’72

Mr. and Mrs. Seth R. Jagger, Jr. ’51

Mr. and Mrs. William Lutz

Mr. William P. Mix ’86

Mr. R. T. Posselt ’57

Mr. Pasquale Jenkins ’76

Mr. James C. Luxbacher ’00

Mr. and Mrs. William Moeller, Sr.

Mr. Leland D. Potter, Jr. ’63

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur B. Johnson ’72

Mr. Douglas H. Lyon ’51

Mr. James J. Montanaro and

Mr. Evan R. Powell ’51

Mr. and Mrs. Allyn C. Jones

Mr. Christie J. Lyttle ’60

Ms. Marcia Tugendhat

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Jones

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher T. Mabley ’61

Mr. Peter E. Moon ’58

Mrs. Marco N. Psarakis

Ms. Wilhemina A. Jordan

Mr. and Mrs. David O. Mackay ’50

Mr. and Ms. Jeffrey Moore ’88

Mr. and Mrs. Richard F. Puffer, Jr. ’55

Mr. and Mrs. Peter C. Keck ’64

Mrs. Carol Mackay

Mr. and Mrs. Owen Moore

Mr. J. W. Pullman III ’35

Mr. and Mrs. James G. King ’46

Mr. Charles D. MacLean ’10

Ms. Jennifer Moorin

Lt. Col. and Mrs. Richard S. Pyne ’50

Mr. Peter F. Kirkpatrick ’64

Mr. David H. Macomber

Ms. Teresa Moots

Mr. and Mrs. Francisco Quinonez

Mr. John M. Kochman ’66

Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy Main

Mr. Carlos R. Moreno

Dr. and Mrs. Bruce A. Ratcliff

Mr. Dean B. Krafft ’71 and

Mr. and Mrs. Stewart M. Manville ’48

Mr. Micaah F. Morris ’01

Mr. Whitaker Raymond ’68

Ms. Judith Marienthal

Mr. Wallace C. Murchison ’37

Mr. and Mrs. Bartholomew Rebore

Mrs. Frederic B. Krafft

Mr. Bill Marimow

Mr. and Mrs. Peter G. Murphy ’48

Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius J. Reid, Jr.

Ms. Elizabeth K. Kreuter

Mr. Reed C. Martin ’76

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald J. Nahley

Ms. Denise Reid

Mr. and Mrs. Gary L. Krull

Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin L. Mason

Mr. and Mrs. James C. Neill

Ms. Nanette H. Reid ’73

Mrs. Marge Kuznarik

The Reverend and Mrs. Bruce Mason

Mrs. Kathryn Neuhaus

Mr. Samuel A. Reid ’80

Mr. Frank H. Lamson-Scribner, Jr. ’43

Mr. Thomas J. Mason ’75

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence J. Newhall, Jr. ’67

Mr. William A. Reynolds ’48

Mr. Richard M. Lansing ’54

Mrs. Anne Massey

Mr. Robert W. Nielsen ’66

Mr. Edward E. Rhoda ’84

Mrs. Trisha Laundry

MassMutual Financial Group

Mr. Gilbert B. Norman ’61

Mr. and Mrs. Augustine S. J. Rhodes ’76

Mr. Lewis R. M. Lawrence

Mr. and Mrs. Paul C. Matthews ’51

Mr. Mason W. Nye ’48

Mr. Christopher L. Rhodes ’81

Mr. Donald R. Lawson ’45

Mr. and Mrs. Stuart H. May ’80

Mr. Thomas E. Oakley ’81

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Rianhard, Jr. ’58

The Estate of Mr. Edward S. Lebens ’63

Ms. Allison May

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Obrant

Mr. and Mrs. George S. Richards ’46

Mr. Robert H. Ledyard ’49

Mr. and Mrs. Alfred A. Maybach, Jr. ’57

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. O ’Leary, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. James F. Richards ’78

Ms. Margaret McGarry Mr. Thomas H. Hollinger ’67 and Ms. Kathryn Coe

Ms. Catherine H. Bargar

Ms. Audrey Fortin

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Mr. Jonathan F. Richards ’58

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew D. Strawbridge ’85

Mr. David L. White ’49

Class of 1940

Mr. Samuel S. Richards ’74

Mr. Walter J. Strohmeyer, Jr. ’46

Mr. Foster S. White ’55

Edwin de F. Bennett

Mr. and Mrs. Derek Richardson

Mr. and Mrs. Michael d. Strong ’63

The Reverend Roger B. White

Mr. and Mrs. Wilson H. Rider

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Swan III ’77

Mr. Robert A. Whiteside ’53

Class of 1941

Mr. Fitz G. Robertson ’05

Mr. and Mrs. Henderson Talbot, Jr. ’68

Mr. and Mrs. G. William C. Whiting ’64

John T. Ely

Mrs. Cynthia D. Rockwell

Mr. and Mrs. William F. C. Taylor ’55

Mr. and Mrs. Alvarez Williams

Clarkson B. Farnsworth

Mr. C. R. P. Rodgers, Jr. ’62

Mr. David V. N. Taylor

Mr. Charles P. Williams ’66

Mr. and Mrs. Clifford A. Rogers

Texas Instruments Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. David G. Williams ’48

Class of 1942

Mr. James H. Rogers ’52

Mr. James B. Thomas II ’71

Mr. and Mrs. Nedland P. Williams ’64

David L. Geyer

Ms. Gayle Rubin

Dr. James B. Thomas

Mr. and Mrs. Charles G. Willing, Jr. ’80

Donald E. Hewat

Mr. Lisandro I. Ruiz-Moreno ’09

Mrs. Eleanor W. Thompson

Mr. Michael Henry W. Witte ’89

Samuel M. Garber, Jr. (dec.)

Running Fox Pony Club

Mr. James L. Thompson III ’78

Mr. and Mrs. Michael T. Witte

William E. Garfield (dec.)

Mr. and Mrs. Harvey W. Russ II ’45

Mr. Mark B. Thompson ’61

Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Wolf

Mr. G. B. Sabine ’43

Mr. Vibart Thompson and

Mr. and Mrs. John H. Woodward ’53

Class of 1943

Ms. Eugenia C. Worman

William M. Hale

Mr. Thomas K. Saxe ’78

Ms. Renita Lambe

Mr. Hugh B. Scott ’78

Mr. and Mrs. David J. Tierney III ’82

Mr. and Mrs. William C. Worthington ’53

Frank H. Lamson-Scribner, Jr.

Mr. Peter L. Secor ’80 and

The Reverend Paul Tison, Jr. ’51

Mr. and Mrs. George D. Wrightson III ’63

James M. McHugh, Jr.

Mr. Chris Tompkins

Mr. William C. Young ’78

G. B. Sabine

Dr. and Mrs. Benjamin Seltzer

Ms. Kathy Deflice-Secor

Mr. Rockwell Townsend ’61

Mr. Steven Zaleta

Alan B. Worthington

Mr. Peter S. Seltzer ’03

Mr. and Mrs. John A. Tracy

The Reverend Andrew H. Zeman ’64

Mr. F. A. Severance ’57

Ms. Maureen C. Tracy ’79

Class of 1944

Mr. and Mrs. John B. Severance ’54

Dr. and Mrs. Samuel A. Trufant

James P. Groton, Sr.

Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Severance ’69

Mr. Samuel D. Tweardy ’06

John J. Hughes

M. Bruce and Frances S. Severance

Mr. and Mrs. Mario Ulmo

Laurent Michel

Universal Leaf Tobacco Co., Inc.

James Y. Whittier

Family Fund Dr. and Mrs. Robert Shapiro

Mr. Zachary M. Utting ’09

Mr. Samuel H. Simmons ’68

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Vadnais

Mrs. Anne Ward Smith

Mr. Jeffrey S. Vant ’82

Mr. Kent Smith, Jr. ’64

Mr. and Mrs. Hans E. Vaule ’81

Class of 1935

Thomas C. Buell

Mr. and Mrs. Laird K. Smith

Mr. and Mrs. Paul L. Veeder II ’53

Charles C. Gillispie

John Butterworth

Mr. Lawrence A. Smith ’73

Mrs. Nancy Viola-Garrison

J. W. Pullman III

Peter C. Dodd

Mr. James P. Smithers ’74

Mr. and Mrs. George B. Vosburgh

Julius E. Waller

Stephen H. Garnett

Mr. John G. Snow

Mr. Stanislav Vylet ’04

H. L. Whittemore, Jr.

Donald R. Lawson

Mr. Jeffrey L. Sonking

Mr. William H. Walker III ’65 and

Thomas P. Townsend (dec.)

Richard Ledyard

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher P. Spaeth ’90

Alumni Donors

Class of 1945 Lawrance A. Brown, Jr.

Dr. Judy Marie Perkins

F. K. Mitchel

Mr. and Mrs. Karl H. Spaeth

Dr. and Mrs. Edward P. Wallace

Class of 1936

Everett L. Peirce

Mr. John P. Spain

Ms. Sydney Waller

Scott Brodie

Allen R. Perrins

Mrs. Elizabeth S. Sproule

Mr. Travis G. Walsh, Jr. ’49

Mr. and Mrs. Henry D. Steele ’54

Mrs. Valerie Watson

Class of 1937

Mr. Charles P. Stephens, Jr. ’70

Mr. Matthew S. Wautelet ’90

Alan Edmunds

Class of 1946

Mr. and Mrs. William P. Stephens ’66

Mr. Anthony Weir

Dean H. Faulkner

Denis F. Bullock

Mr. T. H. Stick

Mrs. Huntington P. Welch

Paul B. Kurtz II

Richard D. Crittenden

Mr. and Mrs. Sidney B. Stockdale ’73

Mr. Charles E. Welles III ’52

Wallace C. Murchison

James G. King

Mr. Wyman R. Stone, Jr. ’66

Mr. David C. Welsh ’59

Stop & Shop Foundation

Mr. Roger E. Wheeler ’59

Class of 1939

James D. Smith

Mrs. Morris A. Stout III

Ms. Linda Wheelock

Charles P. Whittemore

Walter J. Strohmeyer, Jr.

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Class of 1947

Anthony C. Corcoran

Michael G. Koetter

Francis D. R. Coleman

Robert P. Adams

Joseph Foote

Robert W. McClenahan, Jr.

Roger S. DeVore

Gordon L. Brekus

Wade Greene

Frederick G. Thorne

Leonard O. Gibbons

Henrik H. Bull

Henry H. Hitch

Thomas H. Townsend

Alfred A. Maybach, Jr.

Duncan D. Chaplin III

John Hubner

Paul L. Veeder II

R. T. Posselt

John W. Clark, Jr.

James P. Lee

Robert A. Whiteside

Robert T. Sanford

William W. Edwards, Jr.

David O. Mackay

John H. Woodward

F. A. Severance

Charles S. Hodgman

Thomas E. Molnar

William C. Worthington

David E. Wheelock

John P. Matthews (dec.)

Theodor Oxholm, Jr.

Jon A. Wurtzburger

Phillip M. Wilson

Robert F. Melville

Neal Peirce

Duane H. Newton, Jr.

Peter M. Pirnie

Class of 1954

Class of 1958

Ralph C. Woodward

David G. Powell

Douglas P. Addison

Rodney L. Burton

Richard S. Pyne

A. R. Allan III

Legare W. Cuyler

Class of 1948

Joseph A. Scott III

Robert R. Barry

William S. Farish III

Richard L. Aiken

Russell B. Wheeler III

Peter C. Blake

John C. Farr

Richard R. Cuyler

William D. Chapple II

Archie Q. Frost

William Haeseler III

Class of 1951

James R. Dimon, Sr.

John H. Haines (dec.)

Wallace Hastings, Jr.

David G. Angus

Richard L. Farr, Jr.

Peter E. Moon

Anthony Jonklaas

Lewis C. Cuyler

Alan L. Greener

Thomas M. Rianhard, Jr.

Stewart M. Manville

Bennett Dyke

Richard M. Lansing

Jonathan F. Richards

Philip R. McMaster

William C. Gardiner

John L. Myles, Jr.

Richard K. Tompkins, Jr.

Roy C. Megargel

Harry M. A. Hart

Stephen W. Rule

Robert B. Waldner

Peter G. Murphy

Seth R. Jagger, Jr.

John B. Severance

Charles B. Watkins

Mason W. Nye

Douglas H. Lyon

Henry D. Steele

Robert B. Oakley

Paul C. Matthews

William A. Reynolds

Christopher Plumley

Class of 1955

David W. Budding

Cornelius V. Sewell, Jr.

Evan R. Powell

Ernest H. Cady III

Harmon M. Chapman, Jr.

David G. Williams

Paul Tison, Jr.

Walter J. Daly, Jr.

Rufus P. Coes

James K. Finch II

Blaise B. Colt

Class of 1959

Class of 1949

Class of 1952

Robert E. Gibbons

Calvin S. Frost, Jr.

Rafael Cabrera

Francis Bancroft III

John E. Hansen

Geoffrey E. Moore

G. G. Coughlin, Jr.

Robinson W. Callender

Donald P. Hart

William C. Riker, Jr.

D. F. Crane, Jr.

George G. Carey

Robert B. Lee

David C. Welsh

Richard Everett III

George P. Clayson III

James R. Lovell

Roger E. Wheeler

J. D. Hitch III

Peter E. Dayton

Richard F. Puffer, Jr.

Harvey W. Hobbs

William B. Funnell

Charles C. Reid

Class of 1960

Dudley Hughes

Robert M. Laughlin

Charles L. Taylor III

William B. Ainley

Robert H. Ledyard

James H. Rogers

William F. C. Taylor

J. R. Burton, Jr.

Richard W. Martin

Charles E. Welles III

Foster S. White

Aldis P. Butler, Jr.

Travis G. Walsh, Jr.

Class of 1953

Class of 1956

Peter I. Diefendorf

Christopher L. Webber

Charles T. Chance

Thomas T. Allan

Frank Forester III

David L. White

Anthony K. Crossley

Arthur M. Moody III

George H. Gilliam

Noble F. Richards

Robert G. Comstock

Nathaniel Goddard

John P. Richardson

William B. Heuss

Class of 1950

Jeffrey A. Gorman

Class of 1957

Jackson Kemper IV

Robert H. Beveridge

Henry D. Hamilton

Richard Carter

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Peter F. Kirkpatrick

Peter R. Ramsey

W. P. Henderson

William White III

Robert P. Martin

Philip N. Walker

John C. Hill III

Kent Smith, Jr.

T. C. Jackson

Class of 1961

G. William C. Whiting

Class of 1968

Dean B. Krafft

William S. Browne, Jr.

Nedland P. Williams

Thomas T. Baldwin

Paul B. Kurtz III

J. C. Heuss

George Wood

James B. Hamlin

James B. Thomas II

Norman H. Lowe

Andrew H. Zeman

John D. Hunter James O. Michel

Class of 1972

Gilbert B. Norman

Class of 1965

Whitaker Raymond

Thomas R. Bernard

Stephen P. Scheer

Duncan F. Brown II

Samuel H. Simmons

James S. Golob

Mark B. Thompson

William K. Brown

Henderson Talbot, Jr.

Arthur B. Johnson

Rockwell Townsend

Edward L. Corey, Jr.

Thomas M. Williams

Eric T. Kreuter

Christopher T. Mabley

Douglas M. Denham

Gordon A. Kuehl

Class of 1962

Charles N. Flagg III

Class of 1969

Andrew D. Kurtz

David P. Chamberlain

H. R. Glennon III

Fontaine C. Bradley II

Andrew R. McCown III

Gordon S. Hayward

Charles H. Hollinger

C. P. Cox III

Scott C. Mitchell

John L. Logan

Robert R. Leighton

Barry A. Kuehl

Whitney S. Mitchell

Walter T. Long

Shipley C. Mason

M. B. Severance

Michael M. Peacock

John A. Mason, Jr.

J. F. Merriman, Jr.

Duane W. Stone

C. R. P. Rodgers, Jr.

William H. Walker III

Class of 1973 Class of 1970

Robert P. Bushman III

Class of 1963

Class of 1966

Anonymous

Michael Chin

Neilson Brown II

Benjamin Brewster

Harold W. Bogle

Lawrence C. Dalley III

David R. W. Butts

Matthew J. Coes

William C. Burton

Christopher deMurias

Donald L. Cleveland, Jr.

Seth T. Gardner

Colin M. Butts

Eliot W. Denault III

Derrick H. Davis

Richard H. Goodwin

Donald K. Flagg

David D. Fitch

Thomas A. Dingman

John M. Kochman

Mark M. Funk

Timothy W. Griggs

Jay H. Greener

Robert W. Nielsen

Godfrey A. Gregg, Jr.

Gregory J. Pepe

Nicholas A. Hill

Russell E. Pope

Andrew M. Horton

Nanette H. Reid

Peter M. Langenberg

William P. Stephens

George S. Ledyard IV

Lawrence A. Smith

Edward S. Lebens (dec.)

Wyman R. Stone, Jr.

John B. Leggett

Sidney B. Stockdale

Wolfgang C. Mayer

John B. Westcott

Gordon W. McCoun

Leland D. Potter, Jr.

Peter D. White

William G. Millar

Class of 1974

Michael d. Strong

Charles P. Williams

Christopher K. Quinn

Donald F. Beck

Luis E. Rinaldini

Derick B. Burgher

George D. Wrightson III Class of 1967

Snowden Smith

John P. Carey III

Class of 1964

Kai J. Chin

Charles P. Stephens, Jr.

Frederick Cressman

Warren Bicknell III

Gordon A. Clapp

Eric E. Stoll

James M. Garnett, Jr.

Porter D. Broughton

James G. Denham

David J. Tweardy

Richard H. Lawrence, Jr.

Samuel H. Coes, Jr.

John B. N. Dunn

Michael Corrigan

Barton W. Emanuel

Class of 1971

Robert H. Mitchell

Peter A. Fletcher

Paul S. Giarra

Peter S. Boone

Samuel S. Richards

Robert S. Gilliam III

Thomas H. Hollinger

Hayward H. Chappell, Jr.

Douglas B. Sharpe

Edward Hamerstrom

Mauri E. Kotila

Marshall D. Doeller

James P. Smithers

Andrew A. Hinds

Lawrence J. Newhall, Jr.

W. D. Eberle

Jeffrey D. Woods

Peter C. Keck

Mitsuo Ogata

Jeffrey L. Heath

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Class of 1975

Keith I. Gallagher

John F. Pollard

Class of 1987

Mary B. Bryson

Edward W. Gore III

David J. Tierney III

Matthew J. Gardella

Hunter W. Groton

Michael S. Hamilton

Jeffrey S. Vant

Finnius Ingalls

Karen Heimsoth-Miles

Bradley H. Holley

Philip B. Lloyd

Geoffrey M. Lewis

Class of 1983

Charles G. Rosenberg

Thomas J. Mason

Thomas B. Main

Bradford B. Czepiel

Alexander P. Saliba

Robert W. McNamara

Andrew T. Mauck

Lincoln W. Day

Timothy J. Richards

Chester D. M. Mayfield

David F. Eilers

Class of 1988

Michael P. Molnar

William S. Farish IV

Carter R. Ahl

Class of 1976

Maureen C. Tracy

Andrew P. Fowle

Richard A. Brande

Stephen B. Collins

Robert J. Wood

Hugh C. Fraser

Benjamin J. Logan

Jeffrey W. Conover

Thomas L. Lewis

Maureen B. Goldman

Bharat Mediratta

John C. Dalton

Class of 1980

James R. Lowe III

Jeffrey Moore

Edward P. Humphreys

Tegan W. Baker

John M. McDonald III

William S. Rowe

Pasquale Jenkins

Susan L. Gardner

Worachote Soonthornsima

Robert F. Sandbach

Reed C. Martin

Hector Guzman

Robert D. Weeks

Mark C. Stedina

Timothy H. Mitchell

Stuart H. May

Stephen W. Payne

Samuel A. Reid

Class of 1984

Class of 1989

Augustine S. J. Rhodes

Peter L. Renehan

Christopher C. Farr

David H. Camins

Jeffrey G. Rosenberg

E. Ruth A. Greenberg

Vivek A. Daswani

Class of 1977

Peter L. Secor

Edward E. Rhoda

Misha Lee

Peter S. Bartlett

Charles G. Willing, Jr.

Taylor S. Walker

Michael Henry W. Witte

William S. Fitch

Thomas A. Winter Class of 1985

Class of 1990

Class of 1981

Kristian R. Bako

Mark W. Barker

Susan I. Stone Joseph E. Swan III

Lawrence G. Creel

James C. Butts

Raymond H. Bryan

Class of 1978

William F. Detwiler

Geoffrey M. Driscoll

Ryan Charles X. Carpentier

Andrew M. Aiken

Anne H. Funnell

Paul D. Kovac

Christopher P. Spaeth

Philippe A. Aubry

Todd A. Green

Henry C. S. Mellon

Matthew S. Wautelet

Samuel C. Barrington

Thomas E. Oakley

Samuel L. Morgan

Frederick K. W. Day

Christopher L. Rhodes

Cortright P. Sandstrom

Class of 1991

Stephen F. Hale

Taylor B. Stockdale

Andrew D. Strawbridge

Timothy A. Fox

Henry M. R. Holt

Hans E. Vaule

Robert A. Kay

Robin S. Willing

Class of 1986

Harold H. Kempe

Charles F. Wreaks IV

Hugh U. Ames

Class of 1992

Jeffrey A. Lyttle

George D. Gornto, Jr.

Henry G. Brownell III

Franklin K. Johnson

James F. Richards

Class of 1982

Ford B. Draper III

Derek C. Krull

Thomas K. Saxe

Kathleen M. Abbott

Kent H. Eschelbacher

Tomas Petru

Hugh B. Scott

Frank V. O. Brown

Timothy J. Farrell

James L. Thompson III

David S. J. Crampton

Hani M. S. Farsi

Class of 1993

Frederick B. Weitz

Timothy A. Dodge

Elizabeth E. McLaurin

Robert P. Patton

William C. Young

Willard P. Hunnewell, Jr.

William P. Mix

Geoffrey L. James

Stephen Nahley

Class of 1994

Class of 1979

Edward W. McKinney

Richard D. Wood III

Corey E. Atteridge

John C. Baker

R. N. Murray, Jr.

James H. Funnell

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Class of 1995

Class of 2009

Mr. and Mrs. John Butterworth ’76

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. Evans, Jr. ’83

Alexander S. Brown

Jesse M. Bruen

Mr. David R. W. Butts ’85 ’87

Mr. and Mrs. William C. Everett ’86

Christopher C. Clark

Michael Garzi

Mrs. Diane Caldwell ’92

Ambassador William S. Farish III ’83

Gonzalo L. Garcia

Lisandro I. Ruiz Moreno

Mr. and Mrs. Steven Camardi ’08

Mr. and Mrs. John C. Farr ’84

Zachary M. Utting

Mrs. Patricia M. Case ’85 ’88

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Fazio ’03

Judges Peter J. Cass and

Mr. and Mrs. Seymour Fein ’04

Class of 1996 Vincent E. Ricasio

Class of 2010 Charles D. MacLean

Rosemary H. Cass ’82

Mr. and Mrs. Victor Fink ’05

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Champagne ’13

Mrs. Barbara Fitch ’73 ’77

Class of 1997

Mrs. Patricia Chappell ’71

Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Fleming ’10

Stephan Mehdorn

The Reverend and Mrs. Peter Chase ’76

Mrs. Barbara R. Forester ’60

Mr. Sungbek Cho and

Mr. and Mrs. Robert N. Forgue, Jr. ’11

Class of 1999 McLean H. Erskine

Ms. Joo Hyun Lee ’13

Current and Alumni Parents

Class of 2000

Mr. Young Tae Choi and Mrs. Mi Ok Chung ’09

Mr. Colin Fox and Mrs. Marilyn Weaver Fox ’13 Mr. and Mrs. David Francescani ’88

Dr. John L. Clark ’95

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Funk ’00

Ian M. Baer

Anonymous (2)

Mr. and Mrs. William Clark ’12

Mr. and Mrs. William B. Funnell ’79 ’81

Christopher N. Greene

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Abbott ’82 ’84

Mr. Scott Clayton ’97

Mr. and Mrs. L. G. Gardella ’87

James C. Luxbacher

The Reverend Richard L. Aiken ’78

Mr. and Mrs. Peter J. Collins ’76

Mr. and Mrs. Neven Gardner ’02

Dr. and Mrs. Richard P. Albertson ’89

Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey W. Conover ’10

Mr. and Mrs. Douglas W. Gardner ’12

Class of 2001

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas T. Allan ’82

Mr. and Mrs. James Cornelius ’88

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Garzi ’09

Micaah F. Morris

Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Allen III ’85

The Reverend Michael Corrigan ’95

Mr. and Mrs. Albert F. Gereg, Jr. ’78 ’79

Mr. and Mrs. Moises A. Alvarez ’82 ’84

Mrs. Sylvia R. Corrigan ’95

Mr. and Mrs. Leonard O. Gibbons ’84

Class of 2002

Mr. and Mrs. Jack E. Angel ’91

Mrs. Frederic Courtenay ’82

Ms. Kimberley Granger ’06 ’09

Jonathan W. Gardner

Mr. Rick Angell ’08

Mr. and Mrs. John W. Crawford ’99

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Greene ’11

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Armstrong ’10

Mrs. Barbara D. Currier ’73

Mr. James P. Groton, Sr. ’73 ’75

Class of 2003

Mr. and Mrs. Katsushiro Ashizawa ’10

Mr. and Mrs. Richard R. Cuyler ’89

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Guss ’03

John J. Dugan III

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Atteridge ’94

Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Czepiel ’83

The Very Rev. William M. Hale ’78

Carl S. Morse III

Mrs. Mary Bacon ’89

Dr. and Mrs. Lewis Dalburg, Jr. ’86

Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Halliwell ’99

Peter S. Seltzer

Mr. and Mrs. James A. Baker III ’79

Mr. and Mrs. Murdoch Davis ’84

Mrs. Davis Hamerstrom ’64

Mrs. Janet Baldwin ’68

Mr. and Mrs. Douglas M. Denham ’91

Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Hamill ’05

Class of 2004

Mr. and Mrs. James R. Barker ’90

Mr. and Mrs. James R. Dimon, Sr. ’92

The Reverend Lisa Hamilton ’08

Steven J. Bruen, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Donald R. Bartholomew ’94

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence T. Drakes, Jr. ’08

Mrs. Barbara B. Hamlin ’68

Jonathon P. Fein

Mr. and Mrs. George H. Bartlett ’75 ’77

Ms. Pamela J. Dugas ’03

Mr. Weng-Po Han and

Stanislav Vylet

’79 ’81

Mr. and Mrs. Ransom H. Duncan ’86 ’89

Mrs. Pao Yi Peng ’12

Mr. Gilles Bertrand ’10

Ms. Margaret F. Duus ’75

Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Hart ’86

Class of 2005

Mr. and Mrs. Reynold Bookman ’89

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald P. Dwyer ’89

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald J. Hayes ’07

Todd M. Gennings

Mr. and Mrs. Porter D. Broughton ’89 ’94

Mrs. Elizabeth T. Eddy ’73

Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Hewat ’73

Fitz G. Robertson

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur W. Brown ’95

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel P. Egan ’10 ’11

Mrs. Lorrance L. Hoyt ’89

Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert D. Brown ’06

Mr. F. F. Eilers, Jr. ’83

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen R. Huggins ’99

Class of 2006

Mr. and Mrs. William P. Brown ’78

Mr. and Mrs. Filmore Enger ’04

Mr. Dudley Hughes ’82

Matthew A. Bruen

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald L. Brunson ’91

Mr. Irwin Epstein and

Mr. James P. Humphreys, Jr. ’76

Samuel D. Tweardy

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Buonomo ’02

Mr. Thomas Woodruff ’04

Mr. and Mrs. Willard Hunnewell ’82

Mr. and Mrs. Rodney L. Burton ’98

Dr. and Mrs. John D. Erickson ’81

Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Hunter ’11

Class of 2008

Mrs. Anne H. Bushman ’73

Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Erickson ’72 ’75

Mr. and Mrs. Hyung-Uk Im ’11

Anthony B. Camardi

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Butler ’13

Mr. and Mrs. David J. Erskine ’99

Mr. W. G. Irving 77 ’78 ’80

Austin J. Drakes

Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Butterfield ’92

Mr. and Mrs. Jefferson T. Etting ’11

Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Jansen ’11

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Mr. Young Ju Jin and Mrs. Kyong Hee Lee ’12

Ms. O ’Shandah Ming ’12

Mr. and Mrs. George S. Richards ’74

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Weir ’08 ’11

Mrs. Shirlee S. Mitchell ’72 ’76

Mr. and Mrs. Noble F. Richards ’75 ’78

Mr. Anthony Weir ’83

Mr. and Mrs. Allyn C. Jones ’91

Mr. and Mrs. William Moeller, Sr. ’98

Mr. and Mrs. Derek Richardson ’07

Mrs. Huntington P. Welch ’75

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Jones ’10

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Molnar ’79

Mr. and Mrs. Wilson H. Rider ’73

Mr. Charles E. Welles III ’79

Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Kay II ’78

Mr. and Mrs. Owen Moore ’88

Mr. Yun Seong Ro and Mrs. Miae Lee ’13

Mr. and Mrs. Patrick A. Whelan ’12

Mrs. Pamela H. Kempe ’72 ’78

Ms. Teresa Moots ’13

Mrs. Cynthia D. Rockwell ’78

Mrs. Cecile B. Whittemore ’65

Dr. Jong Woong Kim and

Mr. Carlos R. Moreno ’91

Mr. and Mrs. Clifford A. Rogers ’78

Mr. James Y. Whittier ’75

Mr. and Mrs. John L. Myles, Jr. ’86

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Ross ’10

Mr. and Mrs. Alvarez Williams ’12

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald J. Nahley ’86

Mrs. Kate Rowe ’88

Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Williamson ’87

Mrs. Mi Ran Yoo ’12 Mr. In Sun Chung and

Mr. and Mrs. James C. Neill ’94

Mr. and Mrs. Harvey W. Russ II ’74

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Winter ’80

Mr. and Mrs. Carl W. Klemme ’81

Mrs. Mi Hea Kim ’11

Mrs. Kathryn Neuhaus ’87

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Scott III ’76

Mr. and Mrs. Michael T. Witte ’89

Mrs. Frederic B. Krafft ’71 ’80

Mr. Duane H. Newton, Jr. ’77

Dr. and Mrs. Benjamin Seltzer ’03

Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Wolf ’01

Mr. and Mrs. Gary L. Krull ’92

Mr. O. Richard Nottidge ’87

Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius V. Sewell, Jr. ’80

Mrs. Gloria Wood ’79

Mrs. Dorothy Kuehl, Jr. ’69 ’72

Mr. and Mrs. Raul A. Novey ’10

Dr. and Mrs. Robert Shapiro ’08

Mr. and Mrs. Paul B. Kurtz III ’05

Ambassador and Mrs. Robert B.

Mrs. Anne Ward Smith ’71

Mrs. Anne I. Lawrence ’70

Oakley ’81

Mr. and Mrs. Laird K. Smith ’87

Mr. Richard H. Lawrence ’74

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Obrant ’10

Ms. Janet Snapp ’00

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Ledyard ’70

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph F. O ’Connor ’08

Mr. John G. Snow ’66

Mrs. Mary C. P. Lee ’78

10 ’12

Mr. William R. Soons ’80

Grandparents, Faculty, and Friends

Mr. and Mrs. Wesley R. Liebtag ’65

Ms. Maria F. Ozorio ’11

Mr. and Mrs. Karl H. Spaeth ’90

Ms. Myriam Limage ’11

Mrs. Linda W. Palmer ’91

Mr. John P. Spain ’87

Anonymous

Ms. Christine Lindblad ’09

Mr. Ki Ma Park and

Mrs. Helen Spencer McDermid ’87

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Abbott

Ms. Carlene Spencer-Darrell ’10

The Reverend Richard L. Aiken ’48

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Lockwood ’08

Mrs. Hyeung Ran Bai ’12

Mrs. Anne J. Logan ’88

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen N. Parnell ’07

Mr. and Mrs. Henry D. Steele ’85

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher R. Allsopp

Mr. and Mrs. James M. Lombardo ’04

Ms. Virginia R. Parrott ’98

Mrs. C. P. Stephens ’66 ’70

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Anderson

Mr. and Mrs. Lance Loomis ’13

Mrs. Carol L. Parsons ’80

Mr. T. H. Stick ’78

Mr. Jan Austell

Ms. Ana L. Lopez ’00

Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Paster ’11

Mr. Walter J. Strohmeyer, Jr. ’81 ’90

Mr. and Mrs. William Austin

Mr. and Mrs. James R. Lowe, Jr. ’83

Mrs. Nina P. Pattison ’70

Dr. James B. Thomas ’71

Mr. and Mrs. James A. Baker III

Mr. and Mrs. Chao-Chung Luo ’13

Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Payne ’76

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Thomas ’10

Mr. and Mrs. Peter S. Bartlett ’77

Mr. and Mrs. John Luongo ’11

Ms. Joanne Pease ’07

Mrs. Eleanor W. Thompson ’67

Mr. and Mrs. Martin R. Bartlett

Mrs. Susannah Lusk ’82

Mrs. Edna C. Peet ’63

Mr. Vibart Thompson and

Mr. and Mrs. George H. Bartlett

Mr. Eric Lutz ’10

Mr. and Mrs. Neal Peirce ’86

Ms. Diane H. MacKnight ’08

Mr. and Mrs. Scott Pelletier ’09

Mr. Chris Tompkins ’10

Mrs. Keven Bellows

Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. MacLean ’92

Dr. and Mrs. Donald H. Peters ’82

Mr. and Mrs. John A. Tracy ’90

Mr. Timothy Bertrand

Dr. and Mrs. Tariq Mahmood ’98

Mrs. Florence L. Peters ’78

Mr. and Mrs. Winston Trott ’11 ’13

Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Brande ’88

Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy Main ’79

Ms. Laura M. Pfanz ’00

Dr. and Mrs. Samuel A. Trufant ’64

Mrs. Emilie R. Bregy

Ms. Judith Marienthal ’94

Mr. Ken Pierce ’10

Dr. David J. Tweardy ’06

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur W. Brown

The Reverend and Mrs. Bruce Mason ’89

Mr. and Mrs. Stewart N. Pool ’83

Mr. and Mrs. Mario Ulmo ’10

Mrs. Kimberly M. Brown

Mrs. Anne Massey ’79 ’83

Mr. and Mrs. Carey J. Quigley ’09

Mr. and Mrs. Paul L. Veeder II ’84 ’87

Dr. Margaret W. Burhoe

Ms. Mary Lou Mcfate ’88

Mr. Christopher K. Quinn ’03

Mrs. Nancy Viola-Garrison ’88 ’99

Mrs. Emily C. McWhinney ’78

Mr. and Mrs. Francisco Quinonez ’03

Mr. and Mrs. George B. Vosburgh ’82

Mrs. Virginia Butler

Mr. Angel Medina II ’99

Dr. and Mrs. Bruce A. Ratcliff ’83

Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Waldner ’82

Mr. and Mrs. Steven Camardi

Dr. and Mrs. Mick S. Meiselman ’10

Mr. and Mrs. Bartholomew Rebore ’90

Dr. and Mrs. Edward P. Wallace ’76

Mr. William N. Capozzi

Mr. and Mrs. John B. Merrell ’83

Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius J. Reid, Jr. ’83

Mrs. Valerie Watson ’99

Mrs. Patricia M. Case

Mr. and Mrs. Laurent Michel ’68 ’71

Ms. Denise Reid ’04

The Reverend and Mrs. Christopher L.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles T. Chance ’53

Ms. Catherine Miller ’08

Mr. and Mrs. Vincente R. Ricasio ’96

Ms. Renita Lambe ’10

Webber ’77 ’82

Mr. Jaye H. Beebe

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The Reverend and Mrs. Peter Chase

Ms. Wilhemina A. Jordan

Mr. Jeffrey L. Sonking

General Re Corporation

Ms. Suzanne S. Collins

Mr. and Mrs. Peter C. Keck ’64

Mrs. Elizabeth S. Sproule

Google

Ms. Annette B. Congdon

Ms. Elizabeth K. Kreuter

Mrs. Gail Stewart

Greater Washington Coalition

Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Darrin

Mr. and Mrs. Paul B. Kurtz II ’37

Mr. and Mrs. Sidney B. Stockdale ’73

Mr. Peter E. Dayton ’52

Mrs. Marge Kuznarik

Mrs. Morris A. Stout III

The Louise and David Ingalls Foundation

Mrs. Marie S. Dee

Mr. and Mrs. M. W. Lampe II

Mr. David V. N. Taylor

The Janet Stone Jones Foundation

Mr. Gerard Demers

Mrs. Trisha Laundry

Dr. Richard K. Tompkins Jr. ’58 and

The Claire H.B. Jonklaas Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Douglas M. Denham ’65

Mrs. Anne I. Lawrence

Mrs. Mary Dingman-Abel and

Mr. Lewis R. M. Lawrence

Mr. Andrew Vadnais and Ms. Nancy Lyon

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Ledyard ’45

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Vadnais

Mrs. Gretchen Doolittle

Ms. Vivienne Legore

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy J. von Jess

Merck Company Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Edwidge Dorelien

The Reverend and Mrs. William H. Low

Mr. and Mrs. Stanislav Vylet ’04

Merrill Lynch and Co. Foundation, Inc.

Mrs. Marcia K. Dorst

Mr. Michael Lugano

Mrs. Miriam M. Wallach

Midshore Community Foundation, Inc.

Mr. William W. Edwards, Jr. ’47

Mrs. Susannah Lusk

Mr. and Mrs. Julius E. Waller ’35

The Northern Trust Co.

Mr. and Mrs. William Egan

Mr. and Mrs. William Lutz

Mrs. Anne T. Waller

Northwestern Mutual Life Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Everett III ’49

Mrs. Carol Mackay

Ms. Sydney Waller

The Overlook International Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. John C. Farr ’58

Mr. David H. Macomber

Ms. Susan F. Welsch

Pepsico Inc.

Mr. Christopher C. Farr ’84

Mr. Bill Marimow

Mr. David E. Wheelock ’57

The Prudential Foundation Matching Gifts

Mrs. Myrna Fishman Fawcett

Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin L. Mason

Ms. Linda Wheelock

Rockefeller Financial Services,Inc

Mrs. Evelyn L. Ferriss

Mrs. Verna Matthews

The Reverend Roger B. White

The George W. and Kate M. Rowe Fund

Mr. Owen Finberg

Mrs. Carol L. H. Matzke

Mr. Charles P. Whittemore ’39

Saint-Gobain Corporation

Mr. John Funk and

Ms. Allison May

Mrs. Cecile B. Whittemore

The M. Bruce and Frances S. Severance

Mr. Christopher Abel

Ms. Theodosia Grayson

Ms. Bryna Webber

for Jewish Life

MassMutual Financial Group The Catherine Evans McCampbell Charitable Trust

Mr. Wolfgang C. Mayer ’63

Mrs. Joan Wister

Mr. and Mrs. William B. Funnell ’52

Mrs. Margie S. McAvoy

Ms. Sally Wister

Sharpe Family Foundation

Ms. Anne H. Funnell and

Mr. Hank McWhinnie

Ms. Eugenia C. Worman

Stop & Shop Foundation

Mr. James J. Montanaro and

Mr. Steven Zaleta

Texas Instruments Fnd.

Mr. Steven G. Zoeller

Torrington Area Foundation

Mr. Robert A. Schmidt ’81 Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Galusha

Ms. Marcia Tugendhat

Family Fund

Mrs. Vivian Garber

Ms. Jennifer Moorin

Universal Leaf Tobacco Co., Inc.

Mr. and Mrs. Gonzalo L. Garcia ’95

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur J. Mulligan III

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Albert F. Gereg, Jr.

Mrs. Marian Murphy

Wells Fargo Matching Gift Program

Dr. Michael T. Gillette

Mr. Robert W. Nielsen ’66

Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel Goddard ’53

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. O ’Leary, Jr.

Mrs. Peggy Green

Mr. William Owens

Ms. Edna M. Green

Mrs. Nina P. Pattison

Mr. and Mrs. Alan L. Greener ’54

Mr. and Mrs. Henry B. Pennell III

The Rita Allen Foundation

Mr. N. B. Groton, Jr.

Mr. Christopher L. Peters

Bank of America

Mrs. Geraldine Haase

Mrs. Marco N. Psarakis

The Berkshire Taconic Community

Mrs. and Mr. Cordelia Haines

Mr. and Mrs. Noble F. Richards ’49

Mr. Thomas F. Hartch

Mr. and Mrs. James F. Richards ’78

Bicknell Fund

Mrs. Elizabeth Heminway

Mr. and Mrs. Derek Richardson

The Patricia A. Brown

Mr. and Mrs. Rich M. Horosky

Mrs. Merry E. Robertson

Mr. and Mrs. Mark S. Howland

Ms. Gayle Rubin

The Community Foundation of South GA

Mr. Timothy Bertrand

The Reverend John J. Hughes ’44

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sahadi

The Crail Foundation

The Reverend and Mrs. Robert H.

Mr. James P. Humphreys, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. John B. Severance ’54

Dickson Foundation, Inc.

Mr. Herman R. Hutchinson

Mr. Samuel H. Simmons ’68

The William Stamps Farish Fund

Mr. Rolando Blackman

Ms. Carol A. Jankowski

Mr. Lawrence A. Smith ’73

The Mohamed S. Farsi Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Harold W. Bogle ’70

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Williamson Family Foundation

Corporate and Foundation Giving

Foundation

Charitable Lead Annuity Trust

The Woodruff Family Foundation

Capital, Endowment and Restricted Gifts Anonymous (2) Mr. and Mrs. George H. Bartlett

Beveridge ’50


Mr. and Mrs. Arthur W. Brown

Mr. Gordon W. McCoun ’70

Mrs. Kimberly M. Brown

Mr. Hank McWhinnie

The Patricia A. Brown

Dr. and Mrs. Mick S. Meiselman

Honor and Memorial Gifts

In Memory of Gary Moon ’57 Mr. Peter E. Moon ’58

Merck Company Foundation

In Honor of George Bartlett

In Memory of Simon F. Nottidge ’87

Mr. Raymond H. Bryan ’90

Mr. and Mrs. William G. Millar ’70

Judges Peter J. Cass and

Mr. O. Richard Nottidge

Mr. Derick B. Burgher ’74

Ms. O ’Shandah Ming

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Butler

Mr. and Mrs. Scott C. Mitchell ’72

Mr. William N. Capozzi

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Molnar ’50

In Memory of Benjamin Bradley ’00

Mr. and Mrs. George G. Carey ’52

Mr. Michael P. Molnar ’79

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Funk

Mr. George P. Clayson III ’52

Mr. Carl S. Morse III ’03

Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey W. Conover ’76

Mrs. Marian Murphy

In Memory of Theodore Dane ’43

Mr. Anthony C. Corcoran ’50

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Obrant

Mr. and Mrs. Alan B. Worthington ’43

The Crail Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Neal Peirce ’50

Mrs. Barbara D. Currier

Mr. David G. Powell ’50

In Memory of John Dorst ’44

Mr. Frederick K. W. Day ’78 and

Mr. Peter L. Renehan ’80

Mrs. Marcia K. Dorst

Charitable Lead Annuity Trust

Ms. Leah Missbach

Rosemary H. Cass In Memory of Michael Sandoe ’71 Mr. Jeffrey L. Heath ’71 In Memory of Michael Sandoe ’71 Mr. T. C. Jackson ’71 In Memory of Michael Sandoe ’71 Mr. and Mrs. Paul B. Kurtz III ’71 In Memory of Barbara (Mick)

The Rita Allen Foundation

Simmons

Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln W. Day ’83

Mr. James H. Rogers ’52

In Honor of John Enger ’04

Mr. William F. Detwiler ’81

Mr. Jeffrey G. Rosenberg ’80

Mr. and Mrs. Filmore Enger

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher R. Allsopp

Mr. John J. Dugan III ’03

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Ross

Mr. and Mrs. Jefferson T. Etting

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Scott III ’50

In Honor of John Farr ’58

In Honor of Elliott Smith ’87

Mr. and Mrs. John C. Farr ’58

Mr. and Mrs. Douglas B. Sharpe ’74

Mr. David E. Wheelock ’57

Mr. and Mrs. Laird K. Smith

The Mohamed S. Farsi Foundation

Sharpe Family Foundation

Mr. Hani M. S. Farsi ’86

Ms. Carlene Spencer-Darrell

In Memory of Benjamin Franklin ’45

In Memory of William Smith ’52

Mr. and Mrs. Donald K. Flagg ’70

Dr. Richard K. Tompkins Jr. ’58

Mrs. Janet Baldwin

Ms. Suzanne S. Collins

Mr. Joseph Foote ’50

and Ms. Bryna Webber

Mr. and Mrs. Robert N. Forgue, Jr.

The Estate of Mr. Thomas P. Townsend ’35

In Memory of Frank Forester, Jr. ’33

In Memory of Joseph Swan

Mr. and Mrs. William B. Funnell ’52

Mr. and Mrs. Winston Trott

Mrs. Barbara R. Forester

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Swan III ’77

Mrs. Susan L. Gardner ’80

Dr. David J. Tweardy ’70

The Estate of William E. Garfield ’42

Mr. and Mrs. Mario Ulmo

In Memory of A. Shawhan Fox ’55

In Honor of Andrew Vadnais

Ms. Kimberley Granger

Mr. Andrew Vadnais and Ms. Nancy Lyon

Dr. Robert E. Gibbons ’55

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Guss

Mr. Wade Greene ’50

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Weir

Mr. Godfrey A. Gregg, Jr. ’70

Mr. and Mrs. Russell B. Wheeler III ’50

In Memory of Francis Glennon ’67

In Honor of Julius Waller ’35

Mr. Henry H. Hitch ’50

Mr. Charles P. Whittemore ’39

Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Glennon III ’65

Ms. Sydney Waller

Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Hunter

Mrs. Cecile B. Whittemore

The Louise and David Ingalls Foundation

Mr. George Wood ’64

In Memory of John Haines ’58

In Honor of Daniel Walker ’52

Ms. Carol A. Jankowski

Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Wreaks IV ’81

Mrs. Cordelia Haines

Mr. Robert A. Whiteside ’53

Mrs. Marge Kuznarik

In Memory of Jane Humphreys

In Honor of Charles Whittemore ’39

Mrs. Anne I. Lawrence

Mr. James P. Humphreys, Jr.

Mr. David F. Eilers ’83

In Memory of John Lawson ’40

In Honor of Charles Whittemore ’39

Mr. Donald R. Lawson ’45

Mr. Robert F. Sandbach ’88

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Jones

The Estate of Mr. Edward S. Lebens ’63 Mr. John B. Leggett ’70

Gifts-in-Kind

Mr. James R. Lowe III ’83 Mr. and Mrs. John Luongo

Mr. and Mrs. Marc L. Bornn

Mr. Eric Lutz

Ms. Cathy Boyle

In Memory of William Mackay ’44

In Memory of Roberta Willing

Mr. Charles D. MacLean ’10

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Gawel

Mrs. Carol Mackay

Mr. Charles G. Willing, Jr. ’80

The Estate of John P. Matthews ’47

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St. Michael’s Society

Mr. Robert S. Drew ’44

Mr. Douglas H. Lyon ’51

Mr. David B. Skillman, Jr. ’55

Mr. and Mrs. David J. Erskine

Mrs. Carol Mackay

Mr. James D. Smith ’46

Anonymous

Mr. and Mrs. Dean H. Faulkner ’37

Dr. and Mrs. Richard W. Martin ’49

Mr. and Mrs. Elliott L. Smith ’87

Mrs. Aurellia Baker

Mrs. Myrna Fishman Fawcett

Mr. Reed C. Martin ’76

Ms. Janet Snapp

Captain and Mrs. Roger S. Betts ’52

Mr. David B. Ferguson ’77

Mr. John A. Mason, Jr. ’62

Mr. and Mrs. Henry D. Steele ’54

The Reverend and Mrs. Robert H.

Mr. and Mrs. William B. Funnell ’52

Mr. and Mrs. Stuart H. May ’80

Mr. and Mrs. William P. Stephens ’66

Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey A. Gorman ’53

Mr. and Mrs. John M. McDonald III ’83

Mr. Charles P. Stephens, Jr. ’70

Mr. and Mrs. Scott Brodie ’36

Beveridge ’50

Mr. and Mrs. Peter D. Green ’77

Mrs. Emily C. McWhinney

Mr. Walter J. Strohmeyer, Jr. ’46

Mr. and Ms. Neilson Brown II ’63

Mr. Godfrey A. Gregg, Jr. ’70

Mr. John G. Mosher ’52

Dr. Richard K. Tompkins Jr. ’58

Mr. Raymond H. Bryan ’90

Mr. James P. Groton, Sr. ’44

Mr. Stephen Nahley ’86

Mr. Andrew Vadnais and

Mr. and Mrs. John Butterworth ’45

The Reverend and Mrs. Hobart H.

Mr. Sean T. Nighbert ’89

Mr. and Mrs. Rafael Cabrera ’49

Ms. Nancy Lyon

Heistand ’46

Mr. O. Richard Nottidge

Mr. and Mrs. Paul L. Veeder II ’53

Mr. and Mrs. David P. Chamberlain ’62

Mr. W. S. Horton ’80

Mr. Derek T. Peters ’90

Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Waldner ’58

The Reverend and Mrs. Peter Chase

Mr. Dudley Hughes ’49

Mr. Steven (Sarge) C. Pickman ’79

Mrs. Anne T. Waller

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas D. Cleveland ’70

Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Kay II

Mr. Allen M. Powell ’73

Mr. Roger E. Wheeler ’59

Mr. and Mrs. Chester A. Cole, Jr.

Dr. and Mrs. Adrian Kiehn ’87

Mr. J. W. Pullman III ’35

Mr. Foster S. White ’55

Mr. and Mrs. Blaise B. Colt ’59

Mr. Derek C. Krull ’92

Mr. and Mrs. Andrea Raffaelli

Mr. William White III ’60

Mr. William C. Corbin ’87

Mr. and Mrs. Gordon A. Kuehl ’72

Mr. Peter R. Ramsey ’67

Mr. and Mrs. Charles P. Whittemore ’39

Mrs. Barbara D. Currier

The Honorable Lynette D. Lang

Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Reese, Jr. ’62

Mrs. Bette Widney

Mr. and Mrs. Richard R. Cuyler ’48

Mr. Eon-tak Lee and Mrs. Hs-hyung Park

The Reverend William C. Riker, Jr. ’59

Mr. Phillip M. Wilson ’57

Mr. Peter E. Dayton ’52

The Reverend William H. Low and

Mr. Stephen W. Rule ’54

Mr. James R. Dimon, Jr. ’92

the Reverend Salin Low

Mr. and Mrs. Henry D. Sharpe, Jr.

Alumni Weekend 2011 The more things change, the more they stay the same. We invite you to return to the Hillside to celebrate South Kent’s 88th year. Please mark your calendar for June 10-12, 2011. All alumni are invited back for this special event, but if your class year ends in “1” or “6” this is your year to celebrate! For updates and information, visit www.southkentschool.org. 161697_HARDCOPY.pdf 1

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The Fossil Report

Dear Friends: When I wrote my original report last year, I had just moved into my new position as Alumni Secretary. I did not have a clear picture of how the job would develop, but I knew I would be asking for financial support for South Kent School. Not a fan of phone calls at dinner time from organizations asking for money and mindful of the state of the economy, I was determined to explore with the Class Agents and other solicitors more sensitive ways to do the job. It was an interesting year. As the Annual Report documents, we were once again blessed by the support of the extended family. Our expectations were met, despite some real challenges from an economy that still does not encourage charitable giving. As we begin again, I continue to be overwhelmed by your devotion to South Kent, and I send my personal thanks for all that you do for us. This year I hope that we can capitalize on the new wave of excitement that is sweeping the campus. This is a happy, productive, energized place in which to work and to learn. This momentum is seen in many ways. We welcomed back three young graduates as faculty members or interns, and we have added several gifted and experienced teachers to an already strong faculty body. Our coaches continue to impart the life-long lessons of sportsmanship and commitment that last long after the game is finished. Other signs of renewal and growth are seen in all of our courses where a blend of traditional instruction, new technology, and handson activities has engaged, excited, and challenged our young men. Community Service, the new face of our traditional “jobs” program, is growing with fund raisers for such programs as F.K. and Leah Day’s World Bike Relief program, and serving meals for senior citizens in Kent each month. I truly believe that South Kent is as successful a school as it has ever been. The

boys are well prepared for college, but more importantly, for the challenges their lives will present them. While there have been changes, we remain a place where community spirit makes all the difference. Sound familiar? This is the school you all remember. Because this is my 46th year, the faces, events, and years tend to blend. Quite frankly, I remember most of the alumni at 18 years old! One of the really fun aspects of this year has been traveling out to meet you on your home fields. I have met with alumni and friends in Seattle, San Francisco, Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, Houston, and Cleveland. I came home from all of these gatherings renewed and reconnected. There were many funny moments, but I guess sitting in John Baker’s muscle truck seat with my new Texas hat took top prize! I hope to keep doing these trips as long as Terese will let me out of the house. I also want to encourage you to keep in touch through the new social connection programs such as Facebook. I enjoy following your lives and adventures–especially seeing the smiles on your children’s faces. As this year progresses, you will be hearing much more about the new initiatives we are offering in the Academies, the study of Hatch Pond, and over issues of sustainability and energy resources. Although these are exciting and significant new programs, I want to reassure you we are continuing what have always been South Kent’s core values in ways that are relevant in today’s times and for today’s young men. We are still a place where each individual makes a difference and the whole is much more than the sum of its parts. With your support, we always will be.

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Head of School’s Report Continued from inside front cover

The future of the School in the early 1990s was far from clear. Enrollment dipped below one hundred students for the next decade. Lists of deferred maintenance projects lengthened. Many long-time faculty families reached retirement, and others packed up and left the Hillside. The self-help system and Sixth Form-directed governance system were essentially dismantled because the boys no longer identified with this structure or format. In this new context, faculty members were called upon to play a greater daily role in community life and discipline. Yet, a few long-time “South Kenters” stayed to weather the storm of change. And, to them, a debt of gratitude is owed. Clearly, these were not easy years for the School. South Kent survived but had to reinvent itself on the fly while still attempting to hold to its core values. At the same time, South Kent’s competitor schools used this period to leverage debt to rebuild and renew their campuses. Today, operating within a modest physical plant, South Kent has a full enrollment of over 160 young men from 19 countries. We offer a robust academic program, with AP classes available in most disciplines. Our college list is impressive for a singlesex school of our size. Our endowment is growing. In short, we are doing a good job of expanding and improving our intellectual education. And yet, our task of moral education has never been as imperative or as difficult to achieve. Clearly, we must do more. Why is this so? Competition for our collective, ever-shrinking attention spans comes now from all directions, while the world continues to flatten. We have a vastly more heterogeneous student body than ever before, with boys from various religious traditions—Christian and otherwise. What should moral education look like in this context? How should lessons of morality and ethics be presented to our diverse and digitally wired students, many of whom have little formal experience with organized religion or dare to believe 28 • The Hillside Winter 2010

strongly in any spiritual principles? And, given the ubiquitous nature of digital communication technology, South Kent no longer has the luxury of maintaining an impermeable boundary between the Hillside and the larger society beyond. Within this changing landscape, we will construct our extended moral responsibility curriculum around St. Michael’s Chapel and our new Center for

The consequences of our continued collective hubris and neglect of the Earth could be catastrophic.

Innovation, particularly our program for Earth Stewardship. On the surface, these may seem like odd bedfellows. But, our need now is to instill in our young men the understanding that all things in this world are connected—humanity-to-God, humanity-to-animals, animals-to-theearth, the earth-to-technology, etc. Any change in one affects the whole, often in ways we can as yet not predict. We need to begin preparing this generation for global citizenship—for stewardship of God’s creation—and we need to do this quickly. Toward this end, St. Michael’s Chapel will continue to serve as the School’s moral and spiritual compass while the new Center for Innovation will provide broader real world contexts and an opportunity to supplement our Episcopal center. One thing seems certain: all South Kent graduates from now on will face

a world vastly different from anything we thought we knew before. The consequences of our continued collective hubris and neglect of the Earth could be catastrophic. “The challenge for our generation,” writes Lester Brown (Plan B 3.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization, W. W. Norton and Company: New York, 2008), “is to build a new economy, one powered largely by renewable sources of energy, that has a highly diversified transport system, and that reuses and recycles everything. And to do it with unprecedented speed.” I’ll close with a lengthy but, to my mind, important quote from Lester Brown who, more than others, puts our educational and moral challenge into stark perspective when he writes: While the economy is growing exponentially, the earth’s natural capacities, such as its ability to supply fresh water, forest products, and seafood, have not increased. A team of scientists led by Mathis Wackernagel concluded in a 2002 study published by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences that humanity’s collective demands first surpassed the earth’s regenerative capacity around 1980. Today, global demands on natural systems exceed their sustainable yield capacity by an estimated 25 percent. This means we are meeting current demands by consuming the earth’s natural assets, setting the stage for decline and collapse. . . . In our modern high-tech civilization, it is easy to forget that the economy, indeed our existence, is wholly dependent on the earth’s natural systems and resources. South Kent’s continued success is dependent on our ability to work with and understand those natural systems and resources.

Andrew J. Vadnais vadnaisa@southkentschool.org


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Alumni Authors

Recently published? Please let us know, and please consider donating a copy of your book to The Martin A. Henry Library’s “Alumni Authors” collection. Not only will our students be impressed by the scholarly and literary accomplishments of alumni, but we will gratefully list your publication on the SKS website’s “Alumni Authors” page! All book donations are considered gifts in kind to the school. Please visit www. southkentschool.org/authors to see a more complete list of alumni authors’ works as well as purchasing information.

Braving the Fire John B. Severance, ’54 The Civil War has been raging for several years, and just as the nation is divided, so is Jem’s own family. Torn between loyalty to his father, a Union officer, and his grandfather, a Confederate, the young Maryland farm boy longs for the excitement of a soldier’s life. When Confederate soldiers burn down the family’s barn, Jem decides to say goodbye to the only home he’s ever known. He and his friends set off together on what they think will be a glorious adventure and become part of the Union division proudly known as General Barlow’s Boys. But they are not prepared for the true face of battle as they charge through blood-soaked cornfields to fight the enemy– boys like themselves–face to face. Details of the soldiers’ daily lives are interwoven with vivid depictions of actual battles and historical figures in this taut, fast-paced story that brings alive the realities of war and its aftermath.

Nick & Jake Tad Richards and Jonathan Richards, ’58 Nick & Jake is a comic epistolary novel, set in 1953 against a backdrop of the McCarthy-driven Red Scare in the US and CIA-driven coups abroad. Nick Carraway and Jake Barnes, refugees from Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby and Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises, strike up a correspondence. Nick is now a State Department functionary; Jake is the editor of the Paris Herald Tribune. Surrounded by characters recruited from the headlines of the day and the classic fiction of the first half of the 20th century, Nick and Jake do their best to save their country from itself and to learn their own lessons about life and love. The authors decided to record an audio version to release on the web as a podcast, in order to try to drum up interest for the project. The book was launched with a packed reading at the Collected Works Bookstore in Santa Fe, with Alan Arkin and Ali MacGraw joining Tad and Jonathan. Videos from the reading, podcasts and the book are available at www. nickandjake.com.

Watercolor Solutions Charles Reid, ’55 As one of today’s most sought-after workshop instructors, Charles Reid knows the most common stumbling blocks faced by artists and the best ways to overcome them. With expert advice on everything from drawing and design to fine-tuning figure and landscape paintings, Watercolor Solutions will help you identify shortcomings in your paintings, fix recurring problems, and become a better watercolorist–no matter what your skiII level. This instructional book approaches the figure organically, showing readers how to observe its basic shapes and subtle nuances through practical exercises and lessons in the art of seeing with a painter’s eye. Step-by-step demonstrations in contour drawing teach how to capture the overall essence of the human form; then lessons in gesture drawing emphasize the body’s linear rhythms in various poses. Painting techniques progress from silhouette to threedimensional forms through clever uses of light, shadow, color, and value. Winter 2010 The Hillside • 29


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Class Notes

Please remember to send in your class notes by mail, by email (classnotes@southkentschool.org) or by using the form on the alumni page of the School’s website.

40s

Clarkson Farnsworth ’41: “I have had a very good year and am feeling pretty good most of the time. This year I was able to make it to my USS Leyte reunion in Charleston, SC. It was a great reunion, and I enjoyed myself as always. I am still assisting in the Boating Class for the Power Squadron and am serving as the Board Secretary. One day a week you can still find me aboard the USS Slater, and I continue to stay active in the Yacht Club.” James King ’46: “How grand for SKS to now be teaching ecology and environmental science. I was a kid that found the hills, the woods and the waters around South Kent irresistibly exciting. Sadly there were no natural history books or field guides in the library then and, of course, no classes that related to the fascinating South Kent environment. My book, Attending Alaska’s Birds doesn’t mention South Kent, but perhaps the urge to prowl the wilder places was nurtured there. A 2nd edition of the book was recently published by Hancock House Press.” Walter Strohmeyer ’46 writes that he has just closed out his sixth year of public service as a member of the local school board.

ably healthy at 80. Joy and I took a wonderful cruise to St. Petersburg, Russia and back this summer. Spent Thanksgiving with my four children and two grandchildren to celebrate my 80th birthday.” Frazer Crane ’49: “On Thursday Oct. 28, I along with over 100 World War II veterans, most of them over 90 years old, flew to Washington D.C. This was the second Honor Flight to go from the Ocala International Airport to visit the World War II, and Korean Memorials, and see the changing of the guard at Arlington National Cemetery. The homecoming was awesome; as I stepped off the airplane, all I could see were over 200 American flags, with five hundred in the crowd to greet the veterans home. These veterans were of a great generation, and I was proud to be able to help them have a great day.”

50s

Richard Pyne ’50: “I recently returned from a great trip. I visited Savannah, GA, Myrtle Beach, SC, and the USMC facilities in eastern North Carolina.” Paul Matthews ’51: “I am having a 60-year retrospective of my paintings at the Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie from March 5 - April 17, 2011. Working on one catalogue for it at the moment. I plan to come to our 60th reunion in June 2011.”

Richard Cuyler ’48: “Always the clown, I performed in Pagliacci at Chautauqua Institution in July. Continue to juggle and teach privately.” Mason Nye ’48: “I am still doing pretty well. Happy and reason30 • The Hillside Winter 2010

Henderson Talbot, ’68 plays at a music festival in St. Petersburg, FL

Rusty Funnell ’52: “Allie and I celebrated the 50th anniversary of our wedding in St. Michael’s Chapel this October 1st with an SKS gathering on the Cape in September and a mountain holiday in New Hampshire on the actual day. Kathy and Nat Goddard ’53, Dede and John Woodward ’53, Margery and Legare Cuyler ’58, Maggie and George Bartlett, Liz and Nobby Richards ’49, Micky Ewald, parent of Claire ’75, Emily WcWhinney, parent of Greg ’78, and Nini Cuyler Worman and Thanel, parents of Miranda ’79, were all on hand to help us celebrate this milestone event.” John B. Severance ’54: “Last March Sylvia and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary with a week in London. In August we went to a family reunion at Glacier National Park in Montana. Life is good.” Robert Gibbons ’55: “Whitie (Foster White) came to Bermuda on a ship a few weeks ago. Dorothy and I toured him around the island. I practice dentistry about 12 hours a week and “play” golf. Still love to boat and fish.“

Charles Reid ’55 has just released an instructional DVD, “Charles Reid, Painter: The Figure In Watercolor.” The DVD, which is inspired by his book of the same title, may be ordered from www.charlesreidwatercolordvd.com. Additional instructional videos are available on YouTube. Wiliam Chatfield ’57: “I am continuing my ministry at Florida Sate Prison. This includes bringing the Word of God and sharing Communion with them. A good part of my time at FSP is spent on death row. I recommend any form of prison ministry to those who feel they can do it. It is very rewarding.”

60s

George Gilliam ’60 will step down in June from his duties as the University of Virginia’s Miller Center of Public Affairs’ assistant director for public programs and chair of the forum program, which he has headed since 2004. Gilliam then will become the center’s Senior Fellow for National Engagement, and focus on research, writing and special programming. He will also continue to teach history in U. Va.’s College of Arts & Sciences. Since the Miller Center’s founding in 1975, the forum program has served as a cornerstone of its work and public outreach. Under Gilliam’s tenure as chair, the forum has gained a national TV audience on PBS. The center’s National Discussion and Debate Series, in partnership with MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, has also gained a national audience, and broadcast TV has become important for many facets of the center’s work and programmatic areas. Jay H. Greener ’63: “Battling Parkinson’s disease and heart disease possibly related to Agent Orange in Vietnam. Losing vocal and motor abilities but still am able to drive


70s

Above: Head of School Andrew Vadnais with Dee and Richard Lawrence ’74 at the California Alumni Reception; below, Farrah Jane Rhodes with big sister Christina

Andrew Kurtz ’72: “Got my private pilot’s license a few years ago- a benefit of getting both kids through college and launched.” Whitney Mitchell ’72: “My son 26 was married in Small Point, Maine. Both daughters are traveling through Asia, Africa, South America and New Zealand. I have recently ventured back into the athletic arena – coaching athletic coaches. Hope to see my classmates June of 2012 for our 40th reunion.”

to work and handle questions from Veterinarians and consumers on Adequan, and dental specialists on bone grafting and tissue regeneration.” Samuel H. Coes, Jr. ’64: “On August 14 I was married to Linda. Most of my classmates will remember her from our class reunions where she thoroughly enjoys our lies about life at South Kent in the early ’60s. We intend to be there in June 2014 for our 50th and expect every one of my classmates to turn out.” Carl Bradley ’66: “Self-employment in the construction field continues to be a challenge!! We are building a 24x48 foot storage structure to stay busy. Anyone out there need a reasonably-priced and guaranteed “Up-Rite Fence” installed? Call me at 360-595-2169. Our website is www. up-ritefence.com. We also design and build custom garden structures as well as home remodelling and additions.” Seth Gardner ’66: “I have been teaching history at DCCC since 1991. Four kids and soon to have five grandchildren. Planning to come up for my 45th this spring.” Peter White ’66: “I retired after 33 years in the US and international nuclear security field. I’m doing some

consulting but primarily enjoying our two grandchildren. Our kids live nearby. Our son (two children) works in the security risk management organization at Y-12, and our daughter’s husband, Scott Stallings, recently obtained his PGA Tour card. We look forward to attending some of his tournaments.” Peter Thompson ’67: “Have been in Iraq where I was assigned as the State Department’s Foreign Policy Advisor to the general commanding all U.S. forces across the seven northern provinces since February 2009. Have finally joined the 21st century on Facebook and LinkedIn. Would enjoy catching up with all at thompsonpm@yahoo.com.”

Church. I have attached a photo of me when I was with Sawgrass Flats. We were playing a festival in St. Pete, FL. At the time, we had an endorsement deal with Michael Kelly guitars. They gave me the lovely acoustic bass guitar seen in the photo. Maggie, my wife of 37 years, is well and our daughter, Abigail and her two children, Seth and Phoebe are all grand and life is good. I have never forgotten the SKS motto: simplicity of life, self-reliance and directness of purpose. It has served me well over the years. One day I hope to make it to a reunion. Peace.”

Robert Mitchell ’74: “Betsy and I are now empty-nesters. Our youngest daughter, Kirkland, graduated last year and now works at a local school. Our older daughter, Tyler, is on her own and back in school working on an interior design degree. I’ve been very busy consulting troubled banks and also helping groups buy banks. The work has taken me all over the country.” Sam duPont ’77: Sam earned his FAA airframe and power plant mechanic’s license in December 2008 and purchased a 1978 Cessna 172 in April 2009. He completely rebuilt the powerplant and restored the airframe to an air-worthiness condition and flew the plane on 9/8/2010.

Henderson Talbot ’68: “Well, it seems that every few years or so I need to issue a medical bulletin. On 9/15/10 I underwent another surgery on my cervical spine. The surgery was a success, and I am pleased with the outcome. So now I have more titanium hardware and, this time, cadaver bone in my neck, all of which goes well with my titanium hip. I celebrated my 25th year as the Audio/Visual Specialist for Morton Plant Mease Healthcare. Imagine that! I serve as a verger at the Episcopal Church of The Ascension in Clearwater, FL, and I am now a Fellow Of the Verger’s Guild of the Episcopal Winter 2010 The Hillside • 31


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Clockwise from below: Captain Kathleen (Brady) Lindenmayer ’79; Ethan Parker ’87 with his wife Staci and children Kinner, Laine, Trinity, Allie and Taylor; Andrew Vadnais with Dorell Wright ’04; Hamilton Ramsay Wreaks; Mac Erskine ’99, Bharat Mediratta ’88 and Alumni Reception host Geoff James ’82

He went on to complete flight training and checkride and earn his private pilot’s license in December 2010. “A life-long dream of an 11-year-old boy realized.” Stephen Hale ’78: “All is well in St. Louis. Come by for a beer if you’re in the area. www.schlafly.com.”

Captain Kathleen (Brady) Lindenmayer ’79 retired from the US Navy after 26 years of service. During a very moving retirement ceremony at the Navy Memorial in Washington DC, Kathleen commissioned her younger daughter Anna as a Second Lieutenant in the US Army. Her older daughter Elise graduated from the University of Maryland and is now working as a Marketing Manager in Stuttgart, Germany. Kathleen and husband Marty have now transitioned back from Europe to their new home in the village of Kent. Kathleen is currently staying busy trying out the MBA program at Western Connecticut State University while Marty continues with some Department of Defense programs on this side of the Atlantic. They have plenty of room in the new home for visiting SKS alumni!

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80s

Cort Sandstrom ’85: “Deanna and I now have a 3 year old daughter (Grace Anne), and a 6 month old boy (“CJ”, short for Cortright Packer, Jr.). Needless to say, I’ve already planted the seed with Deanna. Having had a boy, I now have a qualified candidate. Time will tell where he’ll land. I’ll just make sure the option is clearly available, and that we’ll be free to travel to watch games. Family life is surely different than what I was living just six years ago, and I love it! I’m really looking forward to the years ahead with Grace & CJ. Grace Anne is an adorable little cutie, suddenly a big girl at only 3. CJ started off a little slower than Grace, though considerably more destructive. I do plan to get up to South Kent some time.” Chris Rhodes ’81 is proud to announce the arrival of Farrah Jane Rhodes. Farrah was born on Oct. 28th at 5lb, 9 oz. Mother and Daughter are doing well. Samantha and Bill Wreaks ’81 are pleased to announce the arrival of their fourth child–a baby boy named Hamilton Ramsay Wreaks. “Ham” was born on June 4, 2010 and

weighed-in at 7lbs 6oz. Hamilton joins sister Chloe (7) and brothers Fitz (6) and Toler (22 months). The family lives in eastern Pennsylvania. Hamilton Wreaks is the grandson of Charlie Wreaks (SKS ’44)….and is scheduled to graduate from SKS in 2028! David Crampton ’82 is an associate professor at Case Western Reserve University’s Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. He is a member of a national team evaluating the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Family to Family Initiative and the panel chairman for a group that is working with


the Cuyahoga County child-welfare department to improve the way it manages high-risk families. David Eilers ’83: “Had a great birding vacation in Cape May, New Jersey. Continually working to be at peace with the world. Would love to hear from anyone at dfe1964@ gmail.com.”

90s Clockwise from above: Edward Thornton Patton; Ethan James Viola; Susan Stone ’77, Jeff Burke ’85, Geoff James ‘82 and Curtis Himy ‘84 at the California Alumni Reception; the Rev. Steve Klots, Stephanie and Trevor Erdelac ‘00 and Shaun Matejcek ‘00; Drew Barber ‘03 with his bride Jeanne Hayes

Christian Diehl ’93: “I got married last year to Katrin Siewert. It was a great ceremony among our families and friends on the coast of the Baltic Sea. Since then we have been quite busy, Katrin finishing her MD while working full-time in the hospital and I travelling around the world as part of my consulting job. Soon we’ll have a month off together in which we’ll just lie on the beach and read all the books that are waiting. Our best wishes to the entire SKS community. Hope to

be back in the U.S. sometime soon, so we can visit.” Robert Patton ’93 and Kathryn Patton announce the birth of their son, Edward Thornton, born on April 8, 2010, at 6:38 pm, weighing 7 lbs., 11 oz., at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, DC. The family resides in Silver Spring, MD. Edward’s parents hope he will play hockey just like his dad. Steven Tobani ’93: “Finally decided to check out what is going on at SKS. Campus looks great. I am living just outside Denver, Colorado, working for a Networking Company (Brocade), and overall things are really great. I keep in touch with Walker and speak to Cooper from time to time. I hear Tim Staples is in the Denver area. If anyone knows how to reach him, please let me know.” Pat Welch ’95 is a partner at the law firm Welch Associates where he specializes in immigration law. He spends his time between the firm’s two offices in Mexico City and Phoenix, AZ. Sarah and Jeff Viola ’99 are pleased to announce the birth of

Ethan James Viola. This first applicant for admission to South Kent’s class of 2028 arrived on July 5 and weighed in at 7lbs 2oz., 21 inches long.

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Trevor Erdelac ’00 was married to Stephanie Lamden in Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Langton, Ontario, on July 24, 2010. The Rev. Steve Winter 2010 The Hillside • 33


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Klots, school chaplain, was in attendance, and Shaun Matejcek ’00 served as one of Trevor’s groomsmen. Trevor and Stephanie are living in nearby Simcoe, Ontario. Vladyslav Solodovnyk ’00: “I graduated from Elizabethtown in 2004 - on time despite having taken a break for a semester after 9/11. I also studied in Strasbourg, France, for a semester. From 2004 to 2008 I worked as a business analyst (not programmer!) at software companies in Pennsylvania and Vermont, shaping functionality of enterprise software systems. I recently received an MBA from Thunderbird. I am planning to use it in Ukraine where I hope to start a career. I’d like to make a real impact by creating sustainable jobs and also be close to my family.”

Ryan Sugar ’01, recently on campus for the Annual Alumni Hockey match, reports that he and his wife, Lindsay were married May 22, 2010. Brian Buonomo ’02 moved to West Hartford recently. He is looking forward to watching the Advanced Media Group’s webcasts of South Kent hockey and baseball games. Go Cardinals! Drew Barber ’03 was married to Jeanne Hayes in Ipswich, MA on August 14, 2010, in a ceremony officiated by the Rev. Steve Klots, school chaplain. Drew and Jeanne met while attending Trinity College in Hartford. They graduated from Trinity in 2007 and went on to attend law school at the University of Connecticut, where Drew served as

2011 Alumni Hockey Game!

SKS Alumni, alumni children and current students: Mark Quigley ‘08, Pat Crowley ‘08, Colin Higgins ‘08, Peter Boone ‘71, Scott Mitchell ‘72, Brian Buonomo ‘02, EJ Hildebrandt ‘04, Dan Egan ’11, Michael Whelan ’12, Luc Chatelain ’12,Max Brande, Patrick Pedraja ’13, Marcus Cooper ‘06, Dan Boulette ’11, Ryan Sugar ‘01, Rich Brande ‘88, Sam Brande, Miikka Majava ’13, Pat Melillo ‘04, Nick Sadow ’11, Zach Sugar ’12

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Editor-in-Chief of the law review in his final year. The couple is living for a year in West Hartford while Drew clerks for a federal judge; next year, the couple expects to move to the Boston area. Dorell Wright ’04 is happy to report that he is back on the West Coast, now playing for the Golden State Warriors. Sungwook Hwang ’05 writes that he is doing well back at Carelton after completing his two-year stint in the military in South Korea. He can’t wait to pay a visit to SKS in the near future. Tom Pease ’07 is matriculating at Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts as an English major. He has been working summers

at Camp Brookwoods, Alton, New Hampshire. Tom is engaged to be married to Abigail Linnell from Bangor, Maine. They met at Gordon College and last summer worked at Camp Brookwoods together. Contact Tom at tpeasetiger@sbcglobal.net, 860.681.1037 or facebook Pat Crowley ’08 writes that he “is finishing up school. Living in Buffalo and working. I had a very good time seeing old friends and teachers during the Alumni Hockey weekend. The game was a lot of fun.” Andrew Garvey ’09 is currently enrolled at Johnson & Wales University in Providence RI in the School of Technology.


In Memoriam

1945 Peter Carter Dodd, of Victoria, Canada died November 25, 2010. Peter spent his life, together with his wife Erica, encouraging understanding between Moslem cultures and the West. He was born June 16, 1930, and grew up in Beirut, Lebanon before attending South Kent. After graduating from Princeton, he received his PhD in Sociology from Harvard University, followed by twenty years teaching at the American University of Beirut. Quoting a former student: “His modesty, demeanour, character, respect for others, profound understanding of the concerns of the Arab world and unreserved empathy with its national struggles made him a hero in our eyes”. Later, he joined the United Nations, before becoming Director of the Fulbright Foundation in Islamabad, Pakistan. Retiring to Victoria, he was active with the Canadian Institute of International Affairs (CIIA). Peter is survived by his wife Erica Cruikshank Dodd; their four children and families: Frances, Kika (Peter), Alex (Nikki), Daniel (Sharon); and his brother Bruce Dodd in Berkeley.

1949 Martin Saxon Russ, Marine veteran, teacher and author, died in his home at 79. Martin joined the Marines at 21, serving on the 38th parallel with the First Marine Division. Upon his return to the States he turned his combat notes into his first book, The Last Parallel: A Marine’s War Journal. The book, which chronicled the horrific conflict

and stalemate in the no-man’s-land between North and South Korea in the last days of the Korean War, rose to No 8 on The New York Times bestseller list in 1957. Among Mr. Russ’s other books, most of them based on interviews with combat veterans, are Line of Departure: Tarawa (1967) and Breakout: The Chosin Reservoir Campaign, Korea (1999). In Line of Departure he recounted the World War II battle in which, for the first time, American forces faced serious Japanese opposition to an amphibious landing; the Japanese fought almost to the last man and exacted a heavy toll. For Breakout, Mr. Russ interviewed Marines who were surrounded when a Chinese army of about 60,000 poured over Korea’s border in November 1950, intent on wiping out American forces marching north to the Yalu River on orders from Gen. Douglas MacArthur. About 12,000 Marines, strung out along 80 miles of winding mountain road leading to the Chosin Reservoir, battled their way out of the encirclement. After graduating from South Kent, Mr. Russ attended St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y., but dropped out in his junior year to join the Marines. In later years, although he had no college degree, he taught writing at what is now Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Besides his sister S. K. Dunn, Mr. Russ is survived by his wife of 48 years, the former Liza Blaisdell; sister Sissy Turner; two daughters Phoebe and Molly; a son Luke; and two grandchildren.

1973 in Marquette, MI. He graduated from South Kent School before attending the Maryland Institute of Art in Baltimore, MD. Brendan was an artist for Violette Studio in Brooklyn and formerly for Team Gallery in Manhattan and The Philips Collection in Washington, DC. Brendan was a member of Indie bands, Orphan and formerly Quix-o-tic. He is survived by his parents, Brian R. and Susan Majewski of Manassas, VA; brothers, James and Brian of Manassas, VA; sisters, Christina of Stephenson, VA and Janice of Manassas, VA.

1997 Juan Camilo Pardo was tragically killed in Mexico on July 27, 2010. He was 32 years old. Juan is survived by his father Fernando ardo Ramírez and mother Virginia Ortiz de Pardo and a sister, María Costanza.

Former SKS Faculty, James Patton Humphreys peacefully passed away on October 25, 2010, near his home in Sun City, S.C. Mr. Humphreys was a graduate of Kent School, Williams College and received his MEd from Florida State University. He was a World War II veteran and served in the Aleutian Islands as a tail gunner on a B-25 bomber. He survived the war effort unscathed, yet proudly shared that his one and only war time kill was an enemy outhouse which he destroyed upon return from a bombing mission. Mr. Humphreys was the consummate educator and taught and coached in independent and public schools throughout his distinguished career. A gifted athlete, he loved his family, tennis, teaching mathematics and life in general. Mr. Humphreys is survived by his wife, Almeda Humphreys, his brother Michael, sister Mary Staley, daughters, Elizabeth Stoddard, Sarah Magliano, and sons, Edward Humphreys and William Humphreys.

Elizabeth Michel, wife of Laurent Michel ‘44, and mother of James Michel ‘68 and Richard Michel ‘71, died on December 10, 2010 at the age of 82. During her 60 years of marriage to Laurent, she was a frequent visitor to the Hillside and a welcome member of the South Kent School community. She is also survived by her daughter Sarah Michel, and grandchildren Alexander, Joshua, Catherine, Nicholas, Jesse, and Lucas.

1992 Brendan R. Majewski, of Brooklyn, NY passed away on Thursday, January 20, 2011. He was 37. Brendan was born December 9, Winter 2010 The Hillside • 35


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65 & 25 Years Ago

PIGTAIL MOTTO RESCUED IN NICK OF TIME A lumber-seeking veteran last week bought and began wrecking operations on the Boyds’ huge old barn which has stood for countless ages in idle majesty on the edge of the railroad tracks. The poetic souls of Messrs. Wittenberg and Woodward viewed with alarm the sacrilegious destruction of a structure which for many years has borne the sign which was both the watchword and the challenge of the Pigtail Academy of yore. Transactions were speedily negotiated for the section of wall that bears the immortal motto “PIGTAIL AGAINST THE WORLD,” and a work squad equipped with poetic soul plus hammers, saws, and nail puller and headed by John Matthews was speedily dispatched to rescue the tradition-steeped sign. Removing the sign proved to be more of a job than was originally bargained for since operations were considerably impeded by a hive of bees which inhabited the corner of the barn. Indian pumps and plenty of water disposed of this menace, and work began in earnest on carving the sign out of the side of the building. Board by board the priceless masterpiece was removed to the School where other cohorts of Promoter Wittenberg’s crew reassembled it with loving care. Thus the sign (purchase price $25.00) rests in toto in the post office of the Main Building awaiting the attentions of Ralph Woodward and Henrik Bull who will restore it to something like its original magnificence, time and the elements having made their mark on the legibility of the letters. When completed, the four by twenty foot monster will be framed and hung on a convenient wall in the Playhouse to be forever preserved as an antique reminder of the humble beginnings and defiant attitude of South Kent School in its younger days. The Pigtail, November 30, 1946

36 • The Hillside Winter 2010

The Pigtail, December 16, 1986


Bonnie and Hank Steele ’54

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Members of the St. Michael’s Society

pon being invited to write about our decision to include South Kent in our estate plans, I began thinking about the School and all that it has meant to me. Such thoughts led me to the SKS website where one of the first categories I saw was the daily menu. And what a menu it is. And a chef who graduated from the Culinary Institute of America. Wow. For alumni of my era, that’s pretty startling. Of course, also listed and discussed on the website, are the core values – Simplicity of Life, Self-Reliance, Directness of Purpose. Even in those long-ago days, it was something of a culture shock to find out just how seriously Sam Bartlett took the value of simplicity. Since our diets were restricted (one box of Milk Duds on Saturday night hardly counts), I think we should be forever grateful that there were those Sunday afternoon teas. Aside from allowing us to ingest as much sugar as possible, the caring family atmosphere at the faculty homes gave us some relief from the demands and isolation of life on the Hill. I’m sure that many remember other examples of the caring faculty who helped us. During Fourth Form, I was failing Wynn Wister’s Latin class. He tutored me at night until I eventually grasped the joys of the ablative absolute. Frankly, I don’t know which helped me more: being tutored by Wynn or sitting afterward in their living room talking with him and Joan. That summer, I worked on the School’s summer crew with Reuben Lee. Our jobs were basically the same as the student jobs during the school year with one big dif-

ference: we had the school jeep. Evenings and weekends, we could drive to Kent or Salisbury or Danbury or wherever. We also met the Kent School summer crew and frequently arranged to get together for nights of teenage fun. In effect, we had freedom. Absent was the feeling of being locked up. Over the years, after graduating, I used to think about whether our isolation was a good or bad aspect of our education. Was the caring, supportive atmosphere of South Kent too much of a warm nest? Were we being properly prepared for our adult lives, or was there a reality factor missing? One answer I found was to look at the core values as the big picture. Having the jeep that summer gave us freedom, but we also had to take care of it. Another example comes from that summer. Sam Bartlett told me to weed all the dandelions on Fathers’ Field. A few days later, I had to leave before the end of my contract, due to a family emergency. I think I may have finished part of the end zone, but I forgot to explain my departure to Sam before I left. When I returned in September, the Old Man took me aside and asked, “When are you going to finish your weeding job?” What could I say? He was right. It took me a while to see that he was kidding, but being Sam, he was still giving me a lesson in responsibility. Bonnie shares my love and appreciation of the School, and we are pleased to name South Kent as a principal charitable beneficiary. We hope others will do the same.

For more information regarding planned giving options available at South Kent School, please contact Tim von Jess, Director of Development, at (860) 927-3539 x205, email him at vonjesst@southkentschool.org, or visit the planned giving section of the School’s website at www.southkentschool.org/alumni/planned_giving.php


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