Connections Winter 2018
MAGAZI NE OF T HE EPIS CO PAL ACADEM Y
SWEATER WEATHER p.14
TEACHING TOMORROWâ€™S ENGINEERS p.24
E D ITO RIA L TEAM Connections, the magazine of The Episcopal Academy, is published three times per year. We encourage readers to submit feedback, stories, and photos from your days at Episcopal. Alumni can also submit personal and professional updates and photos to be included in a future issue by visiting episcopalacademy.org/classnotes. The Episcopal Academy 1785 Bishop White Drive Newtown Square, PA 19073
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Mourning a Great Loss
Snapshots 4 Celebrating Mrs. DeNatale 20 Bulbs & Blossoms 32 Honoring Our Veterans
A tribute to Linda Smith, Hon.
Students dominate during EA/Haverford/AIS Weekend
2 T.J.â€™s Take
Supporting Excellence in Teaching and Learning
7 Around the Green
Generosity enhances student experience
26 From the Sidelines
Teaching Tomorrowâ€™s Engineers Lower School Derby inspires crafty creativity
6 By The Numbers
12 Faculty & Staff News
30 From the Stage & Studio 34 Class Notes 56 The Last Word
T. J. â€™ S TA K E
Building a Culture of Continuous Improvement
As leaders of organizations strategize about their future, their core areas of focus may differ vastly. Business executives often strive to grow revenue, effectively scale operations, and build a positive employee culture. Non-profit leaders are often focused on evolving philanthropic trends, optimizing their limited resources, and demonstrating impact and measurable results. When I meet with other school leaders, I am often interested to learn about what drives their thinking. In an increasingly competitive climate, many educational leaders worry about ensuring that demand for places in their schools are sufficient. Others struggle to attract and retain top-notch teachers or face significant facilities challenges on aging campuses. I know that I am so fortunate to lead a school well positioned in each of these categories, with a generous community committed to supporting our mission. Interest in our school is high, and our enrollment is strong. We have some of the best teachers in our industry, and we are preparing to celebrate our tenth anniversary on a 123-acre, state-of-the-art campus made possible by so many generous donors and visionaries. In this context, my top-of-mind priorities often focus on how we can continue to raise the bar on our standard of excellence at Episcopal. 2
As educators, we are called on to fulfill a complex and critical objective: to prepare young individuals to succeed in a challenging and changing world. Many experts claim that two-thirds of the jobs our youngest students will pursue do not even exist yet. Technology is evolving at an explosive pace. The world around us continues to shift and leaves us grappling with the question of how to best prepare our kids for a future that will be vastly different than our present. Episcopal has a rich history of preparing future generations of leaders. In order to maintain our success, we must never become complacent, even during times of strength. To that end, I am constantly asking our teachers and staff the question, “How can we stay current?” My goal is to create a culture where it is natural to continually question our approach and explore what more we can do to improve. Five years ago, we launched JTerm, a two-week, intensive, experiential program that led our teachers to re-think the way they teach. We also entered into a strategic partnership with Global Online Academy, a consortium of independent schools from around the world that develop and deliver elective courses in unique, virtual ways. These new academic programs have been successful because they have inspired us to re-evaluate the way we teach. They challenge us to find new ways to spark curiosity and engage students. The success of programs like these led to conversations about how we spend all of our teaching time and to our decision to implement a brand new daily schedule this year. We have transitioned to a daily schedule that has driven us to be more intentional about how to structure instructional time, how to leverage technology in the learning process, and how to gain the most value from homework. Our teachers worked hard to think about their practice and how they could further enhance mastery of the content and skills our students need. They collaborated with colleagues to identify what was working well and explored new tools and techniques for their lessons. With each decision to work toward improvement, we first approach it from a stance of curiosity. This is similar to the effective inquiry-based learning model that many of us employ in our classrooms. Rather than sharing the answers upfront, we pose questions that will help students enter into a journey that empowers them to explore and arrive at the answers on their own.
We have continued to investigate how to further build our capacity for effective instruction in order to best prepare our students for the future. Last year, we gathered a workgroup of teachers and began developing the questions we wanted to answer. What is the best thinking out there? What other schools are doing this well that we should visit? Who are the experts we need to tap? What scholarly articles and books should we be reading? After intensive study and exploration, we arrived at some powerful answers and began implementing. We are now examining professional development for teachers in a new and exciting way. In addition to existing opportunities, we are building in-house resources and tools to support Episcopal teachers in their quest for improving instruction. We are approaching many other focus areas from a similar inquiry stance. With the constant evolution of technology, we are in the process of exploring how to take our computer science, coding, and engineering curriculum to new heights. We comprised a specialized committee of teachers and administrators to work on this task. I was highly impressed by the quality of collaboration, rigor of the inquiry, and professional approach the group has demonstrated. They recently shared some incredible recommendations that I know will have a positive and lasting impact on our academic programming and student experience. As Jim Collins shared in his best-selling Built to Last, continuous improvement must be an institutionalized habit. He shared that it must be “a disciplined way of life—ingrained into the fabric of the organization and reinforced by tangible mechanisms that create discontent with the status quo.” Throughout our 233 years, we have never been content with the status quo. We believe that we best honor our tradition when we strive for new and better ways to challenge and nurture young people. I am proud that our faculty and staff share in this belief and work so hard to do even better each and every day. Our students will surely benefit from this tenacity and drive toward making each lesson, each learning experience stronger than the one before it.
Dr. T.J. Locke Greville Haslam Head of School Winter 2018
CELEBRATING MRS. DENATALE
For 22 years, Betsy DeNatale’s warm smile and gracious touch welcomed students, parents, faculty, and staff each day to Lower School. During Lower School’s first Chapel this year, Mrs. DeNatale, who retired over the summer, was recognized and celebrated for her years of service at EA. Teachers and staff shared their thoughts about their long-time colleague as students presented her with gifts. “Mrs. DeNatale is a renaissance woman and true talent,” said Administrative Assistant Ellie Duffy. “Gardening especially is one of her hobbies, but it is her children in the Lower School that brought her the most joy. She always gave her flowers and her children the perfect amount of warmth, care, and patience. Things thrive under her attention.” A customized, hand-built garden cart was presented to Mrs. DeNatale. As she headed into retirement, students serenaded her with the song, “Make New Friends.”
By the Numbers
EA GIV ES BAC K LA S T FA LL
Episcopal students, parents, teachers, and staff showed their dedication to the Stripe of Generosity this fall by collecting and donating food and goods to help the needy.
12,566 Items Donated Upper School:
For the past 30 years, EA and Haverford School students have participated in a joint Can Drive to benefit local organizations.
DONATED GOODS INCLUDED: • Pasta • Soup • Tuna • Canned Fruits & Vegetables • Nuts • Toiletries • Laundry Detergent • Cleaning Supplies
This Year’s Community Partners
SHARE Food Program of Philadelphia
St. Mary’s Church (Chester, PA)
Great Valley Food Cupboard
AROUND THE GREEN
Winnie the Pooh and Friends Lead Halloween Parade Students Pack 10,000 Meals for the Hungry Students rolled up their sleeves, donned hair nets, and packed 10,000 meals for the hungry in October. “It’s a good way for students to get started. It’s not a lecture but something tangible,” said Rise Against Hunger Community Engagement Coordinator Ryan Ehnts. Students worked in shifts measuring and scooping rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables, and flavoring mix into packages. The meals packaged at EA were combined with more than 280,000 packets for distribution worldwide. Rise Against Hunger sends food to 74 countries. “Most of the food will go to kids their age,” said Mr. Ehnts.
It was a picture-perfect day for this year’s Halloween Parade around the Clark Campus Green. Costumed students, teachers, and staff were all smiles as parents snapped photos along the parade route. Head of Lower School, Dr. Terry Malone; Assistant Lower School Head Leah Kimmet; Lower School Chaplain Michelle Bullock; and Administrative Assistant Leslie Virbitsky led the parade.
History Comes to Life Dolley Madison and General Douglas MacArthur were among the important Americans spotted on campus during the 5th grade’s American Biography Wax Museum. Students worked through the fall on the research project and then dressed up as their American and presented their findings.
Holiday Spirit Pre-Kindergartners stopped by Dr. Locke’s office in December to help decorate his Christmas tree with handmade ornaments and to listen to a holiday story.
Collecting for UNICEF LS students held their annual UNICEF collection and raised over $2,000. The 3rd grade collected all of the collection boxes after Halloween, separated the coins and paper money by denomination, and tallied up the grand total. Students were excited to present the check to EA Community Outreach Coordinator Becky Brinks. Winter 2018
AROUND THE GREEN
Middle School Learning About Leadership Members of the Middle School Student and Chapel Councils attended a leadership conference in November hosted by Germantown Academy. EA students worked with 120 students from area schools and attended three workshops during the one-day conference. Students learned about the importance and value of discovering their leadership style, putting a plan into action, building a community, and overcoming challenges. “The conference provided a unique opportunity for Middle School students in leadership positions to sharpen their leadership skills and learn how to become servant leaders in their school communities,” said Middle School English teacher and Student Council Advisor Heather Dupont, Hon.
6th Grade Cultural Extravaganza Sixth-grade students shared their expertise on various countries during “The Americas: Cultural Exchange Tourism Extravaganza.” Groups of students worked together in “tourism companies” to present cultural and historic tours of North, South, and Central America, and the Caribbean. Students learned how travel can teach cultural differences and similarities. Students also made and sold refrigerator magnets to raise money for hurricane relief. The Extravaganza was part of the 6th-grade history curriculum.
Students Attend International Affairs Conference Middle School Model United Nations delegates traveled to Washington D.C. in December to participate in the Greater Washington Conference on International Affairs at George Washington University. Students represented various countries and causes during the conference. Logan Schlitt ‘23 represented an 1800s Colombian government official trying to establish independence from the colonizing power of Spain, while Douglas Baldino ‘23 represented Palestine combatting Islamophobia as part of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. Both earned Verbal Commendations in their committees. “We are proud to know that these students are going beyond the headlines and digging into issues of global importance while learning how the United Nations and other organizations work behind the scenes to solve local and global problems,” shared Middle School English and history teacher Sue Cannon, Hon.
Beatbox Sax Performer Visits Band Students Guest artist Derek Brown, also known as Beatbox Sax, shared his talents and wowed Middle School musicians this fall with his innovative and creative playing style.
AROUND THE GREEN
Ben Read Scholar Shares Her Journey with Operation Smile This year’s Ben Read Scholar, Amalie Hipp ‘18, joined forces with Operation Smile to help children who need cleft surgery. “I was born with a cleft lip,” shared Amalie. “Reading about how infants born with cleft lips in developing countries have high death rates and suffer from social isolation compelled me to shed light on this disturbing plight.” Over the summer, Amalie attended Operation Smile’s International Student Leadership Conference in Rome. She shared how her experience changed her life with classmates during the Ben Read Chapel Lecture. Amalie used a portion of her grant money to organize a fundraiser called “Spreading Smiles” and raised over $6,000 to help fund surgeries.
Exchange Students on Campus for Fall Semester Five exchange students from Australia and South Africa spent their fall semester studying at EA. “I decided to do an exchange program with EA because I had heard so many great things about the school from past exchange students who visited EA,” shared Tomas Slaven, who was hosted by Theo Vadot ’19. Sydney Williams chose the EA exchange program to experience an American education before she heads off to college. Cat Spellman ‘19 spent the summer with Sydney attending Herschel Girls School in Cape Town. “Going on exchange was definitely worth it, not only for what I saw abroad but also the relationships I developed with other exchange students from all over the world,” said Cat.
EA Golfers Help the Blind Seventeen members of the golf team shared their golf expertise with visually impaired students at Overbrook School for the Blind. “You learn that these kids are no different than any other kids their age,” said Garrett Kearney ’18. “It is empowering to see they are not letting their impairment have control over their lives.”
Seven Students Named Germination Project Fellows Seven juniors were selected as 2017 Germination Project Fellows. The Germination Project’s goal is to identify and mentor Philadelphia’s next generation of leaders in order to ensure that the city thrives in the future. After the competitive and rigorous selection process, Fellows attended a Leadership Boot Camp at The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. “We expanded our leadership skills and split into small groups,” explained Amy Chen ’19. “We came up with ideas to improve certain sectors of Philadelphia, such as public health and civic engagement.”
National Merit Semi-Finalists Fourteen students were named National Merit Semifinalists and Commended students in September. They include: Schuyler Kresge, David Huang, Alex Sumner, Abby Hogan, Samantha Macrides, Katie Munyan, Devan Bose, James Tang, Josh Wang, Patrick Zhang, Elias Lindgren, Garrett Kearney, and Emma Sargent. Not pictured: Charlotte Weisman
MOUR NING A GREAT LO SS:
LINDA SMITH, HON. “
She was my best friend. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t miss her and ache for her laugh! The Library is way too quiet. -DEBBIE CASTIGLIONE, UPPER SCHOOL LIBRARY ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
ON JULY 31, 2017, THE EPISCOPAL ACADEMY COMMUNITY LOST A DEAR FRIEND, colleague, mentor, and student cheerleader. After a long and relentless fight, Linda Smith, Hon., Director of Libraries, passed away from complications of cancer. Throughout her 30 years at Episcopal, she was loved by all, especially her Middle School students and colleagues. Linda shared with friends that Episcopal brought her solace and was a “safe place” that provided some “normalcy” during her turbulent battle. Optimistic, a student-centered educator, hearty laugh, a zest for life, and a devotion to family are how friends describe Linda. To help honor Linda, we asked some of her colleagues and students to share their thoughts and memories.
ROBERTA HOWLIN, HON., MIDDLE SCHOOL SCIENCE TEACHER
ETHAN HARRIS ’22 (EXCERPT FROM HIS 8TH GRADE FAITH PAPER)
When she got sick and had every right to feel sorry for herself, she dug deep and improved her already positive attitude. The first time she had cancer, she decided each day was a gift and should be celebrated. So, she bought several wigs, each prompting her to take on a different silly personality just for the fun of it. Students used to rush to the library to see “who” Mrs. Smith was that day. Linda never let cancer get in the way of a good time. She simply wouldn’t allow it.
I once heard that death was not a bad thing because it teaches you to number your days and make the most of them. I wholeheartedly agree with this statement and watched it lived out by someone who is well-known in the Episcopal Academy community, Mrs. Linda Smith. She applied Christian principles to her everyday life and especially during her fight with cancer. She fought bravely. Just five months before, her husband’s death showed her that her own days were
Linda was so good at being a friend that many people chose her as a best friend. She earned this honor by treating people like family, being loyal, honest and kind, and mostly by sharing her zest for life. She was the friend the rest of us try to be.
As excellent as Linda was as a teacher; her absolutely best qualities were her personal attributes; they were exemplary. Her courage, grit, and resilience were unequaled. Despite a horrific, recurring battle with cancer, Linda courageously mocked the insidious and cowardly disease. And while cancer took Linda’s life, it will never conquer her spirit, because her courage, her passion, and her love of books have left an indelible and everlasting impression on countless students and teachers. Linda Smith’s excellent, personal attributes will live on in the hearts and minds of all who had the privilege and honor to know her.
DEBBIE CASTIGLIONE, HON., UPPER SCHOOL LIBRARY ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT The 6th grade students were her pride and joy. She looked forward to meeting them at the beginning of the school year and beginning a friendship that would last a very long time. Linda treated all friends equal. When you were in her company you were her best friend, not a friend or a good friend, but a best friend. She shared her life with so many of us. We all know that Linda did not allow food in the library. Many years ago, a young 6th grade boy was having a difficult time finding friends at the beginning of the school year. He came to the library every chance he had to talk with Linda about books he was reading. At lunch one day, she found him hiding in a desk eating his lunch. She talked with him and allowed him to have his lunch close to her so others would not see him. She was breaking her own rules! Eventually the student settled in and ate with his friends and became a very dynamic and active young adult. That student still remembers Linda as a best friend, as did his mother. She recently spoke through tears of that time in her child’s life and how grateful she was for Linda’s support of her son. We should all be so lucky to have so many friends. We were all her best friends.
have been in the presence of both educational and personal excellence in the paragon of virtues by the name of Mrs. Linda Smith. Linda had a passion for reading, and she shared that passion freely with each student. Linda read voraciously; her knowledge of young adult literature was exhaustive. She exemplified “student centered” learning well before it appeared as educational jargon. Linda took justifiable pride in knowing her students extremely well. So much so, that she was incredibly effective at linking a book to both a student’s interest and ability. Her book talks were comprehensive and mesmerizing.
REV. BERT ZUG, HON., MIDDLE SCHOOL CHAPLAIN numbered. She did not fear but chose to continue to live for Christ as she always had. When she died, she was freed from the pain of her battle. Mrs. Smith was a fantastic person, and she will be truly missed. However, her passing was a relief from her suffering, and her family knew her long, painful battle was over. Mrs. Smith was not afraid of death. She embraced it, and I do believe I will see her again.
Some people are precious. Some people’s very presence adds to a fullness of life. Some people express their faith in God, not through preaching or proclamation, but through the profound way that they respect the dignity of every human being. We are mourning the loss of a colleague and friend who loved each and every one of the students she taught and each and every one of us.
MARK LUFF, HON., MIDDLE SCHOOL ENGLISH TEACHER
With mixed emotions, Linda Smith’s friends, of all ages, smiled and wiped away tears as they said goodbye to their dear friend during a memorial service in October and sang one of her favorite Hymns, Come, Labor On:
It is not uncommon for folks in education to spend many hours seeking a suitable definition of excellence in teaching. They hold meetings and create documents. At Episcopal our search for excellence in teaching could have stopped at the entrance to the Annenberg Library! For upon entering this space, you would
Come, labor on. No time for rest, till glows the western sky, till the long shadows o’er our pathway lie and a glad sound comes with the setting sun: “Servants, well done.”
Faculty & Staff News
Leslie Trimble, Hon. Rethinks the Lab Report Jen Fifer, Hon. Named Director of Institutional Advancement Jen Fifer, Hon. has been named the Director of Institutional Advancement. Over the past 13 years, Fifer has served across all areas of development at EA. As the Director, she will now lead all fundraising and development efforts including The Episcopal Fund, leadership and planned giving, corporate support, alumni programs, and special events.
Todd Fairlie Inducted into Hall of Fame Assistant Athletic Director and Varsity Football Coach Todd Fairlie was inducted into the Marple Newtown High School Athletic Hall of Fame in October. An All-Delco football and lacrosse player and championship ice hockey team captain at Marple Newtown, the All-American athlete went on to Widener University and later played professional lacrosse before joining EA in 2011.
Coach John Russell Wins World Championship With the final game at 14-all, Head Squash Pro John Russell and doubles partner Clive Leach won gold at the World Hardball Doubles Championships in September. Representing England, Russell and Leach entered the tournament as fourth seeds and beat Canadians Thomas Brinkman and Robin Clarke after five grueling games. “It feels great to retain the title we first won two years ago in Chicago,” said Russell. Over the last five years, the duo has made it to the final four times. 12
Upper School Science teacher Leslie Trimble, Hon., was published in The Science Teacher. Her article, titled “Creating Science Websites,” explores how student-designed websites allow for richer scientific discussion than simple lab reports.
James Finegan Plays Sounds of the Season Middle and Upper School Orchestras Director James Finegan had a busy holiday season. After performances of The Phantom of the Opera ended in fall, the professional violinist spent his December performing in Andrea Bocelli in Concert as well as The Pennsylvania Ballet’s The Nutcracker.
Kelly Edwards In her tenth year of teaching at EA, Kelly Edwards is the epitome of a team player. In addition to teaching Upper School Math, Kelly coaches the girls’ Middle School soccer and varsity softball teams, helps with Student Council, and serves on Executive Committee. This year, she also took on a new role as Exchange Program coordinator.
You didn’t always see yourself going into teaching. What brought you to education? While trying to pick up an extra job during grad school, I spoke to a woman who placed an ad for a babysitter. She found out I was currently a math major at Villanova and a statistician at Merck, and she insisted on hiring me as a math tutor instead! I’ve been in education ever since. Why is math important? I always tell my students, “The true importance of math has nothing to do with the lessons’ actual content—it’s how math teaches you problem solving and logical thinking.” Learning to diagnose a problem, explore ways to solve it, and communicate that to others is invaluable.
Girls Varsity Lacrosse Coach Josie Ferri Tomaino has found a way to continue to eat healthy while still enjoying some comfort food this winter season.
You took over the Student Exchange program after former coordinator Andy Hess, Hon., retired. What drew you to the program, and where would you like it to go in the future? Travel forces you to be independent, teaches you about yourself, and expands your perspective about the world around you. It is critical in developing yourself as a person and global citizen. The EA Student Exchange program currently works with two schools in Australia and two in South Africa, but I would love to see our program expanded in the future— maybe even offering semesters abroad in places like France, Scotland, or the Netherlands for academic credit. You’ve backpacked across the United States, Europe, Iceland, and New Zealand. What is your next destination? Thailand, Japan, or maybe even Australia—I would love to meet the administration team at our partnering schools there.
Coach T’s Famous Four Bean Chili 2 pounds ground turkey 1 cup chopped onion 3 gloves of garlic, minced 4 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) stewed tomatoes, cut up 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) chili beans, undrained 1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained 1 to 2 tablespoons chili powder 1 to 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper Optional toppings: Sour Cream Cheddar Cheese
1. In a skillet, sauté ground turkey and onions, and garlic over medium heat until meat is cooked through; drain. 2. Transfer meat to slow cooker. Add in all other ingredients and stir lightly. 3. For a spicier chili, stir in a jalapeno pepper (seeded and chopped) and some more cayenne pepper or some chili flakes. 4. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours. Winter 2018
RAISE THE BANNER! ITâ€™S SWEATER WEATHER! by C O U R T N E Y B R I N K E R H O F F - R A U
The weather forecast called for bitter winds and unseasonably low temperatures as students prepared for one of their favorite events of the school year: EA/Haverford/Agnes Irwin Weekend. The cold weather did not seem to bother Episcopal’s studentathletes or the thousands of spectators who packed bleachers and sidelines to cheer for the Blue and the White. After two days of fierce competitions and some nail-biting moments, the Sweater returned to its rightful place at EA alongside the Banner. “The atmosphere was electric, and our athletes performed brilliantly in the spotlight,” shared Athletic Director Gina Buggy, Hon. “Occasions like this definitely add new luster to our fame!” During two days of contests, the girls swept the Agnes Irwin School (4-0) to win the Banner. The boys brought back the coveted Sweater by beating The Haverford School in three of the five contests.
A WEEKEND OF WINS
At left, Athletic Director Gina Buggy, Hon., and Head of School T.J. Locke, whose head was shaved for luck by the football captains during a pep rally, playfully pry the coveted striped Sweater from Haverford School Headmaster John Nagl’s hands after Episcopal wins the day. Above, crowds gather around the banner after EA pulls off a clean sweep over The Agnes Irwin School.
Cross Country: 22-35, EA Tennis: 5-2, EA Field Hockey: 2-1, EA Soccer: 2-0, EA
EA-AIS Day 4-0 The girls’ cross country team helped set the pace on Friday afternoon by placing first, second, and third in the first competition of the weekend. Co-captain Caitlin Jorgensen ‘19 won the race (20:12), followed by Jillian Rotman ‘18 (21:44), and Jill McEntee ‘21 (22:11). Charlotte Weisman ‘18 (23:50) placed seventh. “Caitlin, Jillian, and Jill were a terrific 1,2,3 punch all season,” said varsity head coach Lauren Finnical, Hon. “They opened up a solid lead by the one-mile mark and never looked back.” The top seven finishers for each team are tallied to determine the overall winner. Girls’ cross country notched the first win of the weekend, 22-35. Battling the wind and chilly temps, the girls’ tennis team dominated the courts beating AIS 5-2. The trio of singles players set the tone by winning all three singles matches off the top. That was followed by wins at second doubles (Lilly Baum ‘18/Grace Hennigan ‘19) and third doubles (Lily Stavropolous ‘18/Caroline Burt ‘20). “Starting from Friday’s Chapel speeches, you could feel the community uniting as one,” said co-captain Neha Mukherjee ‘18. “Fans surrounded the court cheering for us. Inside our huddle we got excited to win for more than just ourselves, but for our teammates and for our school.” The team ended the season with a 13-2 record. They also won both the Inter-Ac League and
Inter-Ac Tournament titles. “Winning on AIS Day was the cherry on top of an amazing season,” shared head coach Whit Powell, Hon. In full blue and white face paint, the field hockey team battled to a 2-1 win over AIS. Maddie Rehak ‘19 drove in both goals. “I get goosebumps every time I think about it,” said co-captain Bridget Boyle ‘18. “It is such an honor to leave our mark on EA/Haverford/AIS Weekend by defeating both schools,” shared co-captain Molly Giles ‘18. “Our teams put in their best efforts, and our community came together for us to get these special wins!” The girls’ soccer team stormed Smith Field and never looked back during their 2-0 win over a tough AIS team. Lauren Rodio ‘18 and Olivia Dirks ‘19 each had a goal. Goalie and co-captain Hannah Moriarty ‘18 had six saves, bringing her season total to 121. “To see all of our upperclassman play at such a high level, and then the underclassman step into the game with confidence, is a true reflection of the hard work they have all put in this season,” said varsity head coach Andy Fraggos. “We all knew that we were capable [of winning], and it was just a matter of proving it, and we did,” said Hannah. “It was an amazing feeling to play and go out in my last year with the best possible outcome and with the best team doing it with me.”
Golf: 278-284, EA Cross Country: 28-29, EA Water Polo: 16-7, HS Soccer: 0-0 Football: 35-21, EA
EA-Haverford Day 3-1-1 “Hoisting the sweater up for all the EA fans to see was one of the best feelings in my life,” said football cocaptain Adam Klein ‘18. Adam helped lead the team to its huge win over Haverford (35-21). “It was bittersweet. I was so excited to play against Haverford and finally win, but it was also my last high school football game.” The last time the boys won the Sweater outright was in 2005. EA and Haverford shared the Sweater in 2009 and 2010. “Winning the Sweater for the first time since I was in Kindergarten is an incredible experience,” declared cross-country co-captain Elias Lindgren ‘18. The boys’ golf team posted the first win for the boys beating a competitive Haverford team (278-284). “This is a moment I will never forget,” said Justin Hershey ’18. “I was able to make a 30-foot birdie putt that ended up giving us enough momentum to finish strong.” Varsity coach Doug Borgerson, Hon. said the team’s depth paid off. “We were led by the tandem of co-captain Cole Kemmerer ‘18 and JR Rauscher ‘19 with their outstanding +1, followed by Robbie Copit ‘19 and Justin at +3, with Justin birdieing two of the last four holes.” Elias Lindgren (17:13) led the boys’ cross-country team to a critical one-point win over Haverford (28-29). Bradley French ‘21 (18:02) placed fourth, followed by Carson Fischer ‘19 in sixth (18:16) and Quinn Chambers ‘19 in eighth place (18:54). “It was a total team effort. The kids were really excited to start the day off with a win for the school community,” shared head coach Jim Farrell, ‘82. “Up until my freshman year, EA had won cross country on EA/Haverford Day 12 years in a row,” explained Elias. “We lost the streak and sought redemption without success my sophomore and junior years. To finally be vindicated from that curse was amazing.” The boys’ water polo team fought hard but fell to a strong Haverford team (16-7). “I am very proud of the team. We fought the entire game and did not give up,” said head varsity coach Max Kelly ‘06. “Our fans were phenomenal. It was great to play with packed stands.” Nick Peyton ‘19 and Josh Wang ‘18 each had two goals. Vlad Puskotvitch ‘20, Theo Vadot ‘19, and Schuyler Sices
‘19 each scored one goal. Goalie Jack O’Reilly ‘19 had 18 saves. “We have a young team. I know this game inspired our team to work toward being victorious next year,” said Coach Kelly. The boys’ soccer team battled to the finish in a nailbiting, double overtime game that ended scoreless. “I don’t think there was any more effort we could have given,” observed Chris Bassett ’18. “Every one of those guys poured their heart and soul into this season. It was amazing to see their spirit and determination show on the field. It was great to be part of the day where we were able to win the Sweater.” For varsity head coach David Knox, the final score was not representative of the effort by the team. “It was end-to-end for the duration. The huge crowd that stayed until the end witnessed a hard-fought battle.” By mid-afternoon on Saturday, the battle for the Sweater came down to football. The Churchmen didn’t disappoint in a thrilling match-up. DeeWill Barlee ‘19 finished the game with four touchdowns and 23 on the season. The team rushed for over 300 yards. “The defense came up with three sacks in the 4th quarter. Senior Ryan McCann had one and Adam had two in his final quarter of a tremendous career,” said head coach Todd Fairlie. “Adam’s second sack set up Barlee’s fourth touchdown run to seal the win. Seniors Mike Mcfillin, Harry Riley, and Milton Mamula also finished a great year with a tremendous effort.” The season-long effort by all of the teams paid off. As the seconds ticked off the countdown clock during the last moments of the football game, hundreds of EA students stormed Smith Field. The girls had won the Banner on Friday and the Sweater finally returned to EA after a decisive 3-1-1 win by the boys’ teams. “It really shows the pride we have as a school, and especially the Class of 2018, that led up to these wins,” said Adam. “It was awesome to have the little kids have so much fun at the game and come up to me and ask for autographs. One day, they are going to be playing in these competitions!”
BULBS AND BLOSSOMS
Students in all three divisions have been working in the Sid Buck Community Garden this school year. Middle and Upper School students helped install a new drip line irrigation system. Students in the Middle School farming elective planted new fruit trees and worked on the compost area that will help prepare the soil for the spring planting season. Lower School gardeners planted and harvested sunflowers, tulips, beets, and broccoli rabe. “Having a community garden gives students a hands-on opportunity to plant, grow, and harvest food,” shared Upper School English teacher and EA Farms Coordinator John Dilworth. “It also provides experiential learning about the important subjects of food, soil, compost, and organic and sustainable practices.” EA Farms produced its first batch of ghost pepper hot sauce this year and hopes to expand the line over the next year.
Supporting Excellence in Teaching & Learning By Michele Godin
When we ask students, parents, and alumni to name Episcopal’s most distinctive characteristic, the school’s commitment to academic excellence always tops the list. Providing a well-rounded education that will effectively prepare future generations of leaders has been paramount to our school’s mission since our founding. “Our strong academic reputation is only possible due to our unwavering commitment to improve teaching and learning at Episcopal. Instead of resting on our laurels, we know that we can always improve,” explained Greville Haslam Head of School T.J. Locke. “We believe that we should strive to enhance our students’ experience at every turn. Students learn differently today than they did in the past, so we must continue to find new and innovative ways to impart knowledge and empower learning.” Our community shares our passion for and support of excellence in teaching and learning, as is evidenced through recurring gifts to The Episcopal Fund and other generous donations. As a result of our community’s generosity, some new and dynamic academic programs were developed this year.
INDEPENDENT, INTENSIVE, IN-DEPTH STUDY Mr. and Mrs. William Lilley III ‘55 have been passionate supporters of EA’s January Term (JTerm) since learning about its impact on the educational experience for students and faculty. Inspired, they wanted to find a way to encourage academic curiosity and intellectual rigor beyond the twoweek experiential coursework. In the spring of 2017 they established The Lilley Fellowship Fund. “JTerm instills and tests initiative, independence, and tenacity,” shared Mr. Lilley. “The Lilley Fellowship jumps off from the JTerm platform.” The Fellowship is modeled after Yale University’s Scholars of the House program. During the program’s tenure, selected students worked with a faculty mentor and other Scholars on research and projects outside of their regular course load. Upper School history teacher Max Kelly ‘06 will oversee the Lilley Fellowship program at Episcopal.
INSPIRATION STEMS FROM LEARNING The newly-established Clare Foundation STEM Speakers Series recently launched with a lively production of That Physics Show, hosted by Rutgers University physics professor David Maiullo. Established through the generosity of the Clare Foundation, the goal of the specialized series is to expose students and faculty to dynamic, innovative, and creative thought leaders across a range of STEM areas and sectors. The focus is on creating a diverse range of distinctive opportunities for the EA community, each of which is powerful in its own right, yet collectively are transformative in the teaching and learning process. Speakers were selected from a variety of sectors (public, private, and education) and from a range of STEM fields. Depending upon the area of expertise for each individual speaker, each day’s events will be uniquely planned to maximize learning across campus. Episcopal looks forward to welcoming experts from Princeton University, Stanford University, Harvey Mudd College, Illinois State University, Teva Pharmaceuticals, and Bryn Mawr Hospital throughout the spring.
Janet Albrycht, Hon.
MAKING HISTORY The study of history helps us not only understand our past, but our present and our future. History helps us understand people, societies, and cultures and, in many ways, ourselves and our own identities. In an effort to intellectually challenge students and faculty to consider the importance of history in their own lives, Walter Buckley ’55 established The Walter W. Buckley, Jr. ’55 Lecture. The lecture series is designed to invite distinguished American historians to visit Episcopal and speak with students, faculty, and members of the community.
Heather Dupont, Hon.
This spring, the inaugural Buckley Lecture will welcome David McCullough, one of our nation’s greatest historians and authors, to campus. Acclaimed as a “master of the art of narrative history,” Mr. McCullough is the winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, two National Book Awards, and has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award. In addition to speaking to all Upper School students, Mr. McCullough will spend time meeting with smaller groups of students in history classes during his visit.
REWARDING TEACHING EXCELLENCE
Anna McDermott, Hon.
Episcopal recently honored four outstanding teachers for their impactful work with students. Lower School Choir Director Janet Albrycht, Hon., Middle School English Teacher Heather Dupont, Hon., Upper School History Teacher and Academic Coach Anna McDermott, Hon., and Upper School Technology Coordinator Matt Memmo, Hon. were named this year’s D’Ambrosio Fellows. Established by Lou and Kim D’Ambrosio P ‘17, ‘18, The D’Ambrosio Fund for Extraordinary Faculty seeks to inspire teachers to achieve the highest level of work through its fellowship program and by funding professional development activities. “The most important parts of a school are the teachers and the students,” shared Lou and Kim. “Extraordinary teachers create extraordinary possibilities for the students. We hope the fellowship continues to foster and recognize outstanding teachers at The Episcopal Academy.”
Matt Memmo, Hon.
By COURTNEY BRINKERHOFF-RAU
Armed with plastic bottles, caps, and cardboard tubes, Lower School students took their assignment for this year’s all-school build seriously. “Collect recycled material from home to design an up-cycled car to race down a derby track. Nothing could be purchased and no toy parts were allowed,” explained Lower School Technology Coordinator Kim Farrell, ‘84. “The students’ cars needed to be 100g or less. We also suggested it would be nice to add some EA spirit into their designs.” All of the design work and building took place at school. Students also worked in science class to learn more about design. “I asked them questions, such as - what allows the car to move, what would happen if the bar (axle) was taped to the body of the car, and introduced the word axle,” explained science teacher Marilyn Kistler, Hon. “We also explored the challenge of allowing the axle to move and attaching it to the car body.” “It was great to see all the young engineers in action!” said Lower School Technology Coach Christian Cloud. “All of our students were using the Design Process to create, test, and race their wonderful cars. Students made mistakes in their designs, but with determination, they re-designed their prototypes to achieve the goal of racing down the ramp.” Charlie Esterhai, 3rd grade, used a water bottle, bottle caps, and toothpicks to construct his car. “I didn’t want the wheels to move around inside the water bottle, so I figured out a way to tape it,” he explained. “I also poked holes inside the water bottle and put the toothpicks inside with straws to make it roll.”
“All of our students were using the Design Process to create, test, and race their wonderful cars. Students made mistakes in their designs, but with determination, they re-designed their prototypes to achieve the goal of racing down the ramp.” – Lower School Technology Coach Christian Cloud
“I used toothpicks for an axle and candle bottoms for the wheels,” shared 3rd grader Harper Jameson. “I also needed more weight because weight makes it go faster. I added some metal clips.” Harper won for overall best-looking car. When the building was complete, Lower School students darted to the Dixon Athletic Center for a “Derby Day” competition. Each student raced against their homeroom classmates down a track built by Head of Lower School Terry Malone. That winner then raced for the grade finalist spot. The winner from each grade raced in the grand finale where 1st grader Elijah Henderson’s Sunkist soda bottle, filled with red pipe cleaners, zipped to the finish line first. The 4th grade car, built by 4th grade teacher Brendan FitzPatrick, Hon., won in the teacher category. The 5th grade pep band played throughout the derby racing as students cheered for their classmates and teachers. “Including a pep rally was a new and welcome twist this year,” said Mrs. Farrell. “My favorite part was the racing,” exclaimed Harper. “It was exciting to see a can roll and see how it worked out.” Last year’s all-school build was a Cardboard Challenge where students designed and built games out of recycled materials. Plans are already in the works for next year’s all-school build. The assignment? “You will have to wait and see,” said Mrs. Farrell. Winter 2018
FROM THE SIDELINES
Fall 2017 Boysâ€™ Cross Country 4-3-1 The season got off to a strong start with the varsity team finishing 2nd in the Quad X relay race at Belmont Plateau. In late October, the team ran well in its league meet and finished 3rd behind Malvern Prep and The Haverford School. In the next meet, co-captain Elias Lindgren, Quinn Chambers, and co-captain Carson Fischer were 1st Team All Inter-Ac, finishing in the top 10. Several days later, the team improved upon the Inter-Ac results, finishing 3rd at the state race behind Germantown Friends School and Malvern. In the final dual meet with Haverford, the team won by one point with each of the top seven runners impacting the outcome. It was also a record season for senior distance runner Elias Lindgren. He finished the season winning every race but one, including the Inter-Ac championship race, the Briarwood Invitational, and the PAISAA state championship race, where he achieved a personal best time of 16:24. He is the first EA male runner to win the state meet since PAISAA took over the race 30 years ago and the first EA male runner to win the Inter-Ac race in over 15 years. He also holds the school record on the Celentano Cross-Country Course (17:02). He earned First Team All-State and was inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame/Delaware County chapter.
The team finished with a record of 6-4, 3-2 in the league. Led by a strong group up front, the offensive line rushed for over 2,000 yards on the year and rushed for over 300 yards in two Inter-Ac games. Junior DeeWil Barlee benefited most from the offensive line’s work. Barlee rushed for over 1,200 yards and 20 rushing touchdowns on the season, while receiving another three touchdowns. His 138 points scored is an all-time season record at EA. The defense was strong and the back end held opponents to under 50% completion on passes. The defense finished with two shutouts on the year. On EA/Haverford/AIS Weekend, the team’s 35-21 win was the decisive victory that helped win back the coveted Sweater!
Girls’ Cross Country 4-3 The team finished the season strong with a 22-35 victory on EA/ AIS Day. Throughout the season, each athlete focused on closing gaps with the runners in front of her and finishing each race with nothing left. For the first time, the team traveled to the Paul Short Invitational at Lehigh University, where they finished 15th out of 39 schools in their race. The team went on to capture a 3rd place at Inter-Ac Championships and 5th place at PAISAA Championships.
Field Hockey 17-4-1 With an impressive record, the team finished 2nd place in the Inter-Ac League. Led by 10 seniors, the team was a unified group. Strong goal keeping anchored the stalwart defense. On attack, EA was led by a tenacious and speedy group of forwards. The midfield demonstrated steadfast and aggressive play, while the defenders were consistently breaking up plays and outletting the ball. The team played a competitive nonleague schedule which prepared them for the always-challenging Inter-Ac League. Tri-captains, Bridget Boyle, Katie Crager, and Molly Giles provided strong leadership and were all selected to play in the Senior All-Star Game.
Boys’ Golf The program had a deep pool of talent this season. The 12 seniors, led by captains Jon Nolan Perry and Cole Kemmerer, helped guide the team to a 2nd place finish in the Inter-Ac and the firstever victory over The Haverford School during EA/Haverford/AIS Weekend. The Inter-Ac League is competitive with players from each school regularly shooting scores at par or below. To earn a 2nd place finish was a notable achievement. With so much talent, EA fielded two varsity-level squads this season. One played in the six critical Inter-Ac tournaments. The other shouldered the burden of the non-league matches. The JV team is packed with young talent. They are dedicated and eager to fill in the great gap that will be left by the departing seniors.
Boys’ Soccer 21-3-3 The team won 10 games before Inter-Ac play got underway and beat St. Joseph’s Prep for the first time in over 10 years. The first half of the Inter-Ac season saw wins against Germantown Academy and Penn Charter. A highlight of the season came when the boys took on The Haverford School at the Philadelphia Union’s stadium. The thrilling game ended in a tie with a late goal for the Churchmen. They finished up by sweeping GA and PC and avenged earlier defeats at the hands of SCH and Malvern. The last game of the season had the boys needing to win against Haverford to win the league outright. The team fought hard and played into double overtime, but they were unable to come up with a victory as the game ended in a 0-0 tie. The team went 6-2-2 in the InterAc to take 2nd place for the third year running. They also progressed to the semifinal stage of the PAISAA tournament, another first.
Girls’ Soccer 17-3
Inter-Ac League Champions The team ended its regular season with a league record of 10-2 and an overall record of 17-3. The team motto was “One Team, One Goal.” They kicked off their Inter-Ac season in style in the stadium, under the lights, and a 4-0 win against rival Germantown Academy. The team had an impressive 11-game winning streak, which led to a National Ranking of #31 by TopDrawerSoccer. com. The team displayed persistence, focus, and grit during a 1-0 win at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, which became the pivotal match that allowed the team to outright clinch the Inter-Ac title. The 2-0 win on EA/AIS Day was a perfect way to end the Inter-Ac season. The team culminated their season with a trip to the PAISAA finals versus SCH.
Girls’ Tennis 13-2 In a spectacular season, the team went undefeated in the Inter-Ac League and won the 2017 Downingtown Cougar Classic, Inter-Ac title, and Inter-Ac Tournament title. In addition, 8th grader Ashley Kennedy and Junior Bella Calastri went undefeated at the 1st and 2nd singles positions respectfully. The team was led by an outstanding group of seniors, including tri-captains Lily Stavropoulos, Sam Macrides, and Neha Mukherjee. They set a positive example and demonstrated the team mantra of “212 degrees, go the extra degree!” Our tremendous group of seniors left a lasting impression on the Episcopal tennis program.
Boys’ Water Polo 11-16 With a young team, led by strong leaders, the team finished with an overall record of 11-16, 2-7 in the Inter-Ac, and a 7th place finish at the Easterns’ Prep Championships. Led by senior captain Sean McGarrity, the team improved as the season progressed. Junior goalkeeper Jack O’Reilly was unstoppable in goal. He earned First Team All-Tournament at the Eastern Prep Championships. The team also looked to three underclassmen to lead the team offensively, juniors Nicholas Peyton and Theodore Vadot, and sophomore Vladimir Puskovitch.
Girls’ Water Polo 9-8 The season was filled with triumphs, hard work, and perseverance. From the start of pre-season, each member played through difficult practices and the rugged schedule that included games against some of the top local public and independent schools. Improving on its depth and experience from last year, the team finished the season strong with a 2nd place finish in the Eastern Prep School Championship. Under the leadership of senior captain Anabelle Wondrasch, the team met early successes, as well as some growing pains. Together, they accomplished significant, memorable achievements during what Coach Alicia Newman called a “findyour-footing” year. Winter 2018
Stage & Studio Small Towns, Immense Dramas To celebrate ten years of show-stopping performances at our Newtown Square campus, the Upper School Domino Club and Middle School Harlequin Drama Club started the year with powerful productions that transformed the Crawford Campus Center into small-town America. First, audiences were transported to Hillsboro, Tennessee, for The Domino Club’s production of Inherit the Wind, in which teacher Bertram Cates stood accused of violating a state law that prohibits teaching evolution in public schools. Based on the famous Scopes trial, Inherit the Wind follows as two of the nation’s greatest lawyers go head-to-head in a fight for the freedom to think. Later that month, the Mainstage Theater took on the likeness of a very different small town—this time, in Kansas. And while this particular town was not swept up in a nationally-debated court case, it was swept up by something even more powerful: a twister. The Middle School Harlequin Drama Club’s production of The Wizard of Oz brought the magic of the Emerald City to EA. Following small-town Dorothy Gale’s adventure into a world of witches, scarecrows, and yellow brick roads, this grand-scale production was complete with high-flying monkeys. With the Harlequin Drama Club’s upcoming performances of Peter and Wendy (March 15-17) and the Domino Club’s Grease (April 27 and 28), spring should prove to be just as captivating for audiences.
Pottery Workshop Ignites Inspiration Ceramic artist Brett Thomas spent a day on campus this September teaching Upper School students about the decorative Raku pottery technique. The Saturday workshop invited students to fire their pieces in Thomas’s portable kilns in EA’s on-campus sculpture garden. “I love pottery and just creating art in general,” shared Alex Peyton ‘18. “Having an amount of time larger than the school periods was an amazing opportunity. I had to take advantage of it.” The Raku technique consists of removing pottery from a kiln when it is still extremely hot, then placing the piece into a container of combustible materials. When those materials—in Thomas’s workshop, pieces of paper—ignite from the heat of the pot, the smoke blackens the cracks in the piece’s glaze. “The energy of the group was incredible,” said art teacher Hilary Hutchison, Hon. “To watch the students running back and forth from the glazing area to the kilns outside and to hear their cheers as the kiln lids were removed was a joy to see.” Following the workshop, students’ works were on display in the Crawford Campus Center Gallery.
Conceptual Art on a Grand Scale: Walking on Eggshells The assignment started simply enough. Early in the school year, Visual Arts Department Chair David Sigel, Hon. asked his Honors 2-D Design students to create still life drawings of a dozen eggs. However, after the drawings were complete, Mr. Sigel then challenged his students with an abstract directive: Develop a conceptual piece of art inspired by the word “egg.” That was it: one single prompt, zero parameters, and total creative freedom. As students rushed to work, Ally Marino ‘18 decided that this was a chance to think big. “All of my suggestions involved large pieces of wood,” she shared. “Mr. Sigel finally suggested I paint the wall.” And she did. Over the next four weeks, a unique mural emerged on a wall in the Crawford Campus Center: a sandaled foot crushing an egg, meant to represent the feeling of “walking on eggshells.” “The best part was definitely when people would walk by and ask about it. Everyone was so curious,” said Ally, who has taken art in all four years of Upper School. Ally’s large-scale artwork remained on display through December.
Upper School Musicians Earn PMEA Honors Four Upper School musicians were selected for the prestigious Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) District 12 Honors Ensemble. Sejin Park ‘20 (viola) and Karissa Lim ‘20 (cello) performed in the Orchestra. Amy Chen ‘19 (clarinet) played in the Concert Band. Emma Humann ‘19 (soprano 1) sang with the Chorus. “Each student went through an intense audition process and was accepted among many of the top high school musicians in the district,” explained Music Department Chair Jim Erwin.
HONORING OUR VETERANS
Alumni and friends of EA who served in the military were welcomed to campus this November for The Edward H. Vick, Jr. ‘62 Veterans Day Chapel. Sam Daly ’06 was this year’s featured speaker. During the introduction, Mr. Vick shared, “I didn’t realize when I left here what an impression Episcopal had made on me. It wasn’t until many years later that I realized that if not for The Episcopal Academy, and everything this school taught me and gave me, I would not have turned out to be half of the person that I turned out to be.” Mr. Daly echoed those thoughts by saying, “I can say without a doubt that my time at Episcopal was integral and formative to all the subsequent journeys and opportunities I have had since leaving the school.” In 2011, he was commissioned a United States Marine Corps Second Lieutenant. “The idea of service was always in the back of my mind growing up,” shared Mr. Daly. “I do truly believe that any kind of service, or act of giving back, is important and honorable.”
Class Notes HONORARY ALUMNI
Many of you will fondly remember EA teachers Crawford Hill ’70, aka ‘Chill’ (EA Biology; 19752010), and Eddie Rodriguez, Hon. (Spanish; 1996-2009). They took 700+ EA alums and 35 faculty to Costa Rica on amazing expeditions from 1999-2010 before creating Chill Expeditions. ChillEx customizes experiential learning expeditions for about 100 school clients and a growing number of families. They travel to nine other destinations beyond the always-spectacular Costa Rica, including the Galapagos and American Southwest. ChillEx created four JTerm travel courses last year (two to Cuba, a service trip to Costa Rica, and a remarkable winter outing to Glacier National Park) and will be managing additional trips for this school this year. We are delighted to announce our first International EA Alum Expedition— to COSTA RICA, April 21 – April 29, 2018, powered by ChillEx. See the details at chillexpeditions.com There are a few other friendly faces 34
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at ChillEx including Audrey Ziomek ’03. She is pursuing her master’s degree at Penn and completing her thesis on the unique educational approach at ChillEx. Audrey has been a team member since graduating from Harvard and worked in the Cost Rica office for three years. Wendy Brown ’07 had four strong years here in Philly, and former EA faculty member Andrea Killian Sarko enjoyed two years there. Another EA teacher Carolyne Doubman Totherow just returned to EA after five years at Chill Expeditions. And quite a few EA families have travelled through ChillEx…so the connections are many!
find myself able to get on board my boat, which at least gives me some joy! This getting old is not for the young, but I’m not giving up yet! Finally stepped down as President of the Northeast Harbor Tennis Club after 41 years! Also, resigned from as many local boards as I could — peace at last!! Quite distressed hearing about the loss of so many classmates. I’m not about to give up for a while yet — it must be that Maine air, yes 365 days per year of it! Best to all in Newtown Square.”
1940s 1942 CLASS AGENT: Woody Woodring Alan Lukens writes, “My son Lewis and I are the only living father and son in the Foreign Service who are both ambassadors. He is now #2 in London at the Embassy there.”
Leed Barroll sends a message: “Here’s to the Class of ’45: friends present and absent!”
CLASS AGENT: Harry French
CLASS AGENT: Winkie Bennett
Harry Madeira writes, “I’m not much of a correspondent, but I guess I should report that I fell on February 2nd and broke my right hip. This was exacerbated by the fact that it happened at 2 a.m., and I wasn’t found until after 7 a.m. Hospital, operation, many weeks in re-hab and still unable to walk except with the aid of a walker! I get around and
Don Cooper writes: “Paula and I are still enjoying life in Arizona. At 89, I feel fortunate to be able to play some golf, do some modest hiking, and swim daily. Also volunteer at the local Art Center, of which I’m past president. In August, we took a family group of 10 kids and grandkids to our sixth annual dude ranch outing, this year in Colorado.
1948 CLASS AGENT: Dick Schneider
CLASS AGENTS: Craig TenBroeck & Jim Siegel Bill Wheeler writes, “I am still living in Washington State in Yakima, in the center of the state where all the great apples, cherries, hops, and wine grapes grow. Bette and I also have a cabin on Lake Chelan in the north central part of the state. We enjoy boating and all the things you do with kids and grandchildren. I don’t know of any other classmates in this part of the world. I have lived in Yakima for 41 years and really have enjoyed it. I retired as President of Dowty Aerospace, designer and manufacturer of aircraft hydraulics, in 1998 and retirement has been great. We have traveled a lot and occasionally spend some of the winters in the Palm Desert area with golf the major activity. In addition, I am still a car nut as some of you knew from school. Should any of my classmates be coming to the northwest, please contact the Alumni Office for my phone number.”
May 4 & 5, 2018
1949 Robert Martin writes, “Joanna and I were in London the end of October for a Yale Mini-reunion. I expect to be in New York in mid-November for my Yale Class Council meeting, and then to New Haven for the Harvard game.”
1950s 1951 Don Greenleaf reports, “I had open heart surgery on August 22 that resulted in four by-passes. My recovery has been excellent, and I expect to return to the golf course in November.”
CLASS AGENT: Lynne Graburn
May 4 & 5, 2018 Nate Bachman writes, “I would like to shine a light on Leighton Bunting Ford. At Episcopal, he played varsity basketball and baseball and was baseball captain. Lee entered Princeton and roomed with two other EA graduates all four years, Nate Bachman and George Ramonat. Lee majored in Psychology and won two varsity baseball letters as a pitcher. It was noteworthy that the PU catcher was a Lower Merion HS grad. Lee married Dottie Masteller in April 1958. They settled on the Philadelphia Main Line where he worked primarily in the family business. Lee loved golf and was a superior golfer. He had played golf
at Aronimink Golf Club in Newtown Square since he was 12. He became Club Champion at Aronimink and Senior Club Champion at Pine Valley Golf Club in Pine Valley, New Jersey. Lee retired early to Stuart, FL and spent 23 years there. Lee died August 6, 2017 of complications from Alzheimer’s at age 82. The class of ’53 has lost a prominent member.”
Alexander Greer writes, “Dick Keller in Vancouver, WA, tells me that he has a grandson admitted to VMI. As you know, Dick was a graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point and another grandson is headed for the University of Washington, that of Boys in the Boat fame. As for the Spokane Greers, we are looking for our Betsy’s daughter, Kate Edwards, continuing this year’s rowing for Seattle Rowing Center, after her third place finish as a stroke of four in youth National in Sarasota, FL. She will be a junior at Lakeside School this year and has optimism for admission choices from some colleges that she is interested in.”
Dick Behr reports, “In June, my wife, Joan, and I celebrated my 60th reunion at Trinity College, Hartford. The school staff reported that our turnout of 48 classmates (nearly 50%) was the largest for that year ever. My youngest daughter safely evacuated with family from the Cape Canaveral area during Hurricane Irma to southern Georgia. Her husband is a Colonel and meteorologist in the Air Force and had to remain on base to monitor conditions to be certain none of the aircraft would be jeopardized in the storm. Exciting time for all.”
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Memories of EA remain fresh despite the years. Have occasional contact with Sandy Greer, but miss Hap Aller, who was my main connection with the academy. Also miss hearing from Winkie Bennett.”
1954 CLASS AGENT: Bill Sykes Editor’s Note: In the 2016-2017 Annual Report, we incorrectly listed the total giving for the Class of 1954. The correct amount is $30,066. We sincerely apologize for the error and thank the Class of 1954 for their generosity to Episcopal.
1957 CLASS AGENTS: John Clendenning & Howard Morgan Editor’s Note: In the 2016-2017 Annual Report, we inadvertently omitted the following three names from the Class of 1957 donor list: A. Joseph Armstrong, Richard M. Arnold, M. Bruce Bennett. We sincerely apologize for the error and thank all of the Class of 1957 donors for their contributions.
Bruce Bennett returned to EA to read selected poems and answer questions in the Creative Writing class taught by Chris McCreary, Hon. When asked about his process, Bruce explained, “I write every day. I always just do it. When you do this automatically, you have to be open to letting things inspire you. Anything can set off a poem.” Bruce retired from Wells College in 2014 after 41 years of teaching poetry, writing, and literature. Howard Morgan reports, “The class of ’57 ran for the roses on Alumni day, winning three awards. Still basking in the glory! Let’s see the class of ’58 match that this year. Class of ’57; Clendenning, Morgan, Worden, et al.”
1958 CLASS AGENT: Bob Bishop
May 4 & 5, 2018
started at EA. He plays the organ at a Sunday dusk hymn sing at Pocono Lake Preserve (51 years) and occasional weddings and funerals, including at Beaumont in Bryn Mawr where there is an organ also. He is still playing squash in the doubles leagues, and the Zug family won their 25th National Squash Championship. Jim won the 75+ singles again for his 22nd nationals. With son Jim, Jr., he has won two Father Son nationals, and grandson Collier Zug won the under-13 mixed nationals last winter. He is looking forward to the 60th Reunion next May.
1959 Bix Bush reports, “Lee and I spent another summer in Maine, where we were visited by children and grandchildren....Now that the fall seasons are here we like to watch our grandchildren playing their different sports at either the college or high school levels. My son Rick continues to be one of the leading basketball officials in Maryland. Daughters Nari and Kelly are both teachers. Teaching and coaching runs in the family. Proud that I have been inducted into the Delaware Basketball Hall of Fame. Hats off to the late Jack Harter, Hon., who coached me at EA, for being part of the reason I made a career of coaching hoops while also being an Athletic Director. Our health continues to be pretty good. My best to all my former classmates.”
1960s 1961 CLASS AGENT: Cappy Markle
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“Lake swimming was brisk, the food terrific and the scenery awesome except for the views afar, due to a smokey haze from large forest fires. We did get to see a black bear and her cub 30 feet away. From West Glacier we drove to Whitefish, MT where we joined our son, Brint Markle ‘04, and his fiancée, Phillipa Hunt and her family. Plans for their wedding took place, and our introduction to this area was a great success.”
Cappy Markle and his wife, Anne, took a trip to Glacier National Park in Montana this summer. Their first stop was Lake 5 where they stayed with Sam Chew and his friend, Kendall Wheeler, and her daughter, Robin Azqueta, in West Glacier. They shared,
Dixon Shay summited Mt. Evans, 14,130-foot elevation, September 17, 2017 for the fifth time since 2012 without God’s knees and welcomed sixth grandson, George Dixon Cook, on July 15, 2016. Steve Banta reports, “Cheli and I have just downsized from our four bedroom house in the suburbs to our 1400-square foot condo in Manila. Youngest son Brian was living in the condo with his wife and two-year-old son, and we decided after a family meeting earlier this year to switch residences. Brian’s family now has room for expansion plus a nearby playground for the kid(s). We have a smaller space to contend with and do not have to climb stairs. But we maintain a ground-floor bedroom and bath at the house and go there once
CLASS AGENTS: Laird Evans, Jim Fulton, & Bob Stavers
Ken Caro and Chris Caro were privileged to join Helge and Tove Pharo for their 50th wedding anniversary in Oslo in July 2017.
1964 CLASS AGENT: Tom Zug
in Australia, “When you marry an Aussie there is no question where you end up. It seems like yesterday that we came back to Episcopal and enjoyed our amazing 50th reunion in 2013. Joy and I are living an active life in Killcare Heights, New South Wales, on Australia’s Central Coast after retirement in 2014 from the US Department of Defense. Most recently serving for 14 years in the UK. I run an annual high school debate challenge for a club that I belong to here. The winning team this year was Central Coast Grammar School, EA’s Australian partner school. CCGS’ lead debater was Jake Vernon-Elliot who was on exchange with the class of ‘18 at Episcopal in 2016. Jake mastered the negative position on the topic — that artificial intelligence threatens the existence of human civilization.”
Dean Chagan reports, “My daughter, Caitlin Chagan ’06, was married to Jason Wire on June 10, 2016! So proud!”
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a week for Cheli to teach piano to one granddaughter and two grandnieces. I keep my hand in editing at the Asian Development Bank, and I attend stamp auctions twice a month. Son Luis and family also live in Manila, while James and family live in Ohio, and Willi in New Jersey.”
John Miller writes, “Daughter Kelly graduated from Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth in June with her MBA. Because of her background working in health care before school, she was also able to complete an MPH (Masters in Public Health) program while there. She will live and work in Boston.”
1963 CLASS AGENT: Drew Jackson
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Peter Park writes from retirement
Tony Geyelin reports, “Still practicing law in Haverford, enjoying grandfatherhood with grands Adelise and Juliana, both in the Philadelphia area, and occasionally serving as a ‘roadie’ for musician wife Erin, including a great trip to London this spring in connection with the European release (as Erin Dickins) of her latest jazz/pop album Vignettes (to a four-star review in The Guardian, no less!). (There’s no doubt who’s the star in the Geyelin household!). Around Philadelphia we stay in touch with the Gardiner Pearsons, and enjoy visiting Dwight Chalker — both in Hawaii this summer, and back in Bryn Mawr during his twice annual return to his Main Line ‘roots.’ Looking forward very much to this year’s 30th anniversary of our 25th reunion.”
Warren Cooke reports, “This is me and Cathy with our Grandson. He is 9 months old; and his name is Warren Cooke (!). My son Chris, the Dad, explains that they named him after former Chief Justice Earl Warren. He and his parents live in Windham, Maine and are doing very, very well.” Winter 2018
John Langdon reports, “After surviving four lonely winters in my rural Bucks County paradise after I ended my marriage, I moved to San Luis Obispo, CA last December. I love it here! Beautiful weather, beautiful environs, good liberal people in an activist town. I’ve reconnected with Curt Lauber ’63, who lives in Santa Barbara, giving us both the chance to revisit ISC and EA soccer. I’ve been painting consistently. This painting, ‘LUX (et Umber Incendit)’ was recently accepted for an October/November group show at the SLO Museum of Art. And I recently got my first tat.”
Robert Hooper served as Principal Investigator for “Promoting Independent and Free Media in Fiji,” a two-year project based in Suva, Fiji, 2010-2012, and for “Filmmaking and TV Journalism for Peace and Tolerance in Bangladesh,” a partnership between U.C., San Diego and the Independent University of Bangladesh, funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of State, 20132016. In 2016, he joined the faculty of the University of San Diego as an Adjunct Professor, International Relations and Political Science.
1966 CLASS AGENT: Steve Dittmann
Phil Gleason on August 7, 2017, on the beach in Rye, NH, celebrating the conclusion of his cross-country bicycle adventure: Astoria, Oregon to Rye, NH, 3700 miles, 45 days of riding plus five “rest” days. Phil says, “It was an epic journey in all respects, probably the hardest thing I’ve ever done, but one of the most rewarding.”
CLASS AGENT: Loyd Pakradooni Jack Heckscher reports, “From your honorary class member: Finally I am retired, 70 and still kicking. My son and his wife took over the gem and mineral business, so I am no longer away from home for 2-3 months at a time; no longer lugging tons of inventory to shows; no longer driving those long hours. It was fun for 20 years, but now I will have more fun!” 38
Craig Robert writes, “In May, my son, Brian, and I went to EA for Alumni Weekend. Ran into Steve Dittmann on campus. We spent some time with Mark Kennedy who took us to several great places downtown, including to Geno’s for cheese steaks. Then on up to Maine where we met Phil Gleason and Mary for dinner in Portland.”
Bob Fritz reports, “In late June my wife, Gioia, and I moved from Portland, OR to Rome, Italy. We also have an apartment in Umbria. No, I haven’t retired, but we’ve taken the Summer and Fall off to transition. So, if you’re planning a trip, send me a note. We’d love to see you!”
Bert Whetstone spoke to the Upper
nonprofits and funders, my old friend Yo-Yo Ma was our special guest. At the McCormick Foundation in Chicago, I keep working hard on helping our veterans return home across the country with mental health and jobs.”
School on October 24, 2017, about the Excell Foundation, a nonprofit organization he founded to help teach English to students in Madagascar.
CLASS AGENTS: John Dautrich & Ron Rothrock
CLASS AGENT: Robert Mayock
May 4 & 5, 2018 Andrew Dayton reports, “We were very blessed this year with the marriage of our daughter to Michael Rooney, of Washington, D.C.”
Roland Frye and teammates, representing USA at the 2016 Pan American Games veterans fencing competition. David Fenimore reports, “I’m teaching overseas again. Folks may be interested to know that I ran into Tom Dalzell ’69, who writes a blog from Berkeley, CA about the wild and crazy—“quirky” is his preferred term—artistic and architectural culture there. I gave him a little Reno tour, which he describes here: http://quirkyberkeley.com/ field-trip-generator-in-reno/.”
John Carpenter reports, “I lost my dad May 5, 2017, and was glad to be able to visit the Main Line area on a number of occasions while handling my father’s estate. I am looking forward to our next big reunion in 2020, when we will celebrate 50 years! My wife, Robin, and I were just inducted into the National Living Legends of Dance. We are very actively involved as teachers, dancers, and club management of a club in Morganton, NC that dances the Carolina Shag.”
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Doug Reddy writes, “I retired from teaching after 34 years in Central PA and, not wanting to waste good snow, have been “working” full time as a ski instructor and staff trainer at Mount Snow in Vermont. A one-year adventure has become an annual excursion. My wife Ellen joins me and sometimes skis more than I.”
Don Cooke also captured this incredible photo of the total solar eclipse. “Sally and I went to Salem, Oregon in August to be with my Williams College professor/mentor in astronomy for the total solar eclipse. He took me on my first eclipse trip in 1972, then second in 1973, and this was my first eclipse since then. Amazing — skies were perfect.” Chris D’Angelo reports, “I was elected to a second term on the Board of Directors of Citizens Diplomacy International of Philadelphia, a public/private partnership with the U.S. Department of State and the City of Philadelphia. CDI’s mission is to promote mutual understanding among nations and prevent wars by bringing people ‘face to face’ and creating a dialogue between Americans and guests from abroad. We promote democracy, free enterprise, international trade, and educational exchanges.”
1973 CLASS AGENT: Rex Gary & Jerry Holleran
May 4 & 5, 2018
Don Cooke writes,“In 2016, I was honored by a statewide organization of nonprofits called Forefront. Attended by over 800 people from Illinois
John Garrison is living in Mountain Lakes, NJ, metro NY, and continues to work part-time as a Financial Education Seminar Speaker. “My two daughters are married, and Winter 2018
By Jay Gibbs ’73
Anthony Ridgway, Hon., the teacher and librarian, was a great positive to the many students who matriculated through EA during his tenure at the Academy. Just about every single student had an interaction with him, whether it was using the library with the zany mobiles and other Ridgway touches, his classes in Creative Writing and Pennsylvania History, or just seeing him walk around campus with his bowtie and red socks. Perhaps less known was Mr. Ridgway’s painting skill. Some may remember his dark self-portrait in the library, but he also painted portraits of maybe a dozen or so students. At one point in the early ’80s, while Jay Crawford ’57 was Head of School, there was an exhibit of his works displayed in the former Headmaster’s mansion on the Merion campus. John Garrison and I were probably the last students to have our portraits done by Mr. Ridgway. Mr. Ridgway left EA the same year John and I graduated, but we both kept in contact with him. In the summer of 1975, I asked Mr. Ridgway to paint my portrait. It diverged from his more traditional portraits from the very start. He was not able to find the canvas size he usually used and had to get a larger and more rectangular canvas. He started painting me shortly after he saw the movie Jaws, and the early phases of my shirtless torso were chopped up along the bottom — jagged with lots of red for
I have a four-and-a-half-year-old granddaughter living ten minutes away. My younger daughter and husband live outside of San Francisco, CA and have an 18-month-old son.
1974 CLASS AGENT: John Spofford Graham Hook ’77 writes, “Hello, I am submitting the following on behalf of my brother, John Edgar Barnes Hook ’74 (December 2, 1955 – July 25, 2017). Known to his friends as Jeb, he passed away in his home in San Diego, CA, on July 25, 2017. Jeb came to The Episcopal Academy in fourth grade and graduated 40
blood which remains in the final version. Continuing the theme, he surrounded me in water, just floating and bobbing up and down. He admitted the seagull depiction was weak, but it was added at the end, and he was ready to finish. I am not sure why he gave me green hair and blue lips, but it certainly was eye-catching at the time (way before the punk etc. style looks). I actually had that sports jacket with all the stripes, which in hindsight was a fashion error. Mr. Ridgway obviously took artistic license to much of the panting, but I still remember him saying the Academy tie had to be as exact as possible. The Episcopal Academy thanks Jay for his kind donation of this portrait to the EA archives and for sharing his wonderful story about one of EA’s most beloved faculty. To be featured in a future edition of Connections, send your favorite memories and stories to email@example.com.
with the class of 1974. While at Episcopal, Jeb enjoyed Domino Club productions, Glee Club, wrestling, and track. After EA, Jeb attended Denison University for his freshman year. He then moved to San Diego, CA in June 1977 where he attended San Diego State University and worked in the hospitality industry. Jeb bought a dry-cleaning business in 1980, which he sold in 1984 to focus his energies in the fire and flood restoration business. Later in life Jeb worked in the insurance industry. Jeb married Kimberly Ann Smith in 1982. However, they divorced in 2010. Jeb and Kim have a son, Ryan Stewart Hook, age 22. Jeb will be dearly missed by family and friends.”
1975 CLASS AGENT: Jim Cooke
Clement Cole reports, “Last February, I was humbled to be named the 2017 winner of the Linus Pauling Award for Science and Service for
21, 2017. Nino Muniz was in town for his father’s 89th birthday. Nino lives in Anchorage, Alaska and is doing well. Other people in the picture include Hall Vetterlein, Bucky Buckley, Chris Haab, Nino and me. It actually is 5/11 of our starting 11 players who won the 1978 Inter-Ac title. Pretty good concentration considering 40 years from graduation.”
the early days of EA ice hockey. I was back in Scotland this summer, checking out estates, mansions, and even a castle or two, in the hopes of finding a place to buy. No decisions, yet. I chat with Peter van Roden ’75 periodically on Facebook, and also keep in touch with Rod Wolfson, Jamie Holt, John Chimples, and Philip Alvare (who was in our class for a while before eloping to Shipley). Susan Coote and I regularly compare notes on the art world and our respective travel plans, which also allows me to keep tabs on Jeremy and the boys, Matt ’08, Henry ’12, and Jeffrey ’17.”
1979 CLASS AGENT: Ned Lee & Chris Young
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my work in helping to create the Internet, Unix, and the Open Source Culture. Here is a picture of the award being given to me in August by the Fraternity. Pauling is the only second-time Nobel Prize winner, and the Pauling award celebrates achievement in Science and Service to the community, two causes to which Dr. Pauling dedicated his life. For an institution based on service, favor, and good will to others, I am honored to be so named by them.”
1978 CLASS AGENT: Jim Borum
Jim Brown writes, “All nine of our family members summited Mt. Kilimanjaro on July 7, 2017. Terri Druley and I were married on the summit. Four EA graduates were there: Myself, Nick Brown ’04, Tucker Brown ’06, and Wendy Brown ’07. It was an incredible experience! We are all so fortunate to have persevered through adversity to make this long-held dream come true. Thanks so much, to EA, for sending the banner, as we were very proud to fly it on the top of Africa.”
1976 CLASS AGENT: Jim Cooke
May 4 & 5, 2018
Hall Vetterlein and his wife went to Spain for a week with Buck and Susan Buckley, Chris and Ellin Haab, Phil and Catherine Bell, and Dave and Christine Hartzell.
Douglas Stein sold his home in Rhode Island, on August 31, 2017 and started a road trip to Florida to buy a new home with an original closing date set for September 11th, but Irma had other plans! He diverted to Columbia, SC until the storm passed. He was hopeful they would be able to close on their new house in September and reported that all loved ones were safe. Peter Halpert reports, “Rob McMenamin was out in Vail this summer, so I sent him over to reminisce with my father about
David Hartzell writes, “The attached picture represents five classmates from class of ’78 who got together for a mini soccer reunion on October
Page Thompson is currently President/ COO – International for Universal Parks & Resorts and spent time in Asia, where he supervises USJ, Universal’s park in Osaka (the fourth most attended theme park in the world) and the relationship with Universal’s licensed operation in Singapore. He also is part of the team building the Universal Beijing Resort, a massive project that will open in the coming years. Here he is seen at the Harbin Ice Festival in China. He and his family live in Winter Park, FL., where they had a very unwelcome visit from Hurricane Irma. Winter 2018
1980s 1980 CLASS AGENT: David Reape
still keeping busy these days: Now working on my fourth book. One of my recent books is about virtual reality and the possibility that we are all living in a simulated reality! I’ve also been traveling a lot for work and for fun. I was in Mainland China, then Brazil. This past summer, three continents in two months: Portugal, Brazil and then Taiwan. Japan is next on the agenda! In the meantime, still based in Philadelphia, married with a daughter entering sixth grade. I just saw fellow classmate Frank Johnson, and I recently spoke to Ted Coxe and Clint O’Brien.”
1982 CLASS AGENTS: Jim Farrell & Brooke McMullin
Jerry Cummin writes, “I have transitioned out of the Military and am now a Police Officer full time with the University of Pittsburgh. If you’re ever on the road around here, I’d be happy to pull you over and give you a citation! (Just kidding). Work here is steady from protests to football games, and I’m thankful to keep serving my country. Of my six kids: two sons are studying here at Pitt, one is 2nd mate on the largest ship on the river, another son is Navy enlisted, the youngest is on high school crew, and the oldest is deployed with the Army for a year!”
1981 CLASS AGENT: Ben Thompson
Benjamin Olshin reports, “I am 42
catching up on the South Bank of the Thames. Pictured left to right are Charles Littleton, British parliamentary historian, John Barker, an actor in Greater Philadelphia, John’s wife, Gwen, Charlie’s wife, Fiona, and me. My wife, Julie, took the photo. Charlie and I both live outside of London. John, Gwen and their son, Chase, dropped by on their European tour, which included a visit to Paris. It was a great transatlantic reunion on a typically sunny London day :-) The three of us became friends nearly four decades ago as members of Glee Club and participating in Domino Club productions, including Oliver! and Oklahoma!”
1983 CLASS AGENT: Jamie Hole
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1984 CLASS AGENTS: Bill Keffer & Karl Mayro Jamie Auch has been teaching Math for eleven years at Christ School, which is an all-boys boarding school located outside Asheville, N.C. His wife, Christina, is a Lutheran Pastor, and his daughters, Casey and Emma, are seniors at UNC Wilmington, and Salem Academy in Winston-Salem respectively. In his free time and in the summers, Jamie restores, camps, and travels in his VW buses.
Frank Langfitt sent in a recap of a recent mini ’82 reunion. “Here is a picture of me and two classmates
Deborah (Horn) Genstein shared that their son, Nathan, graduated from Shady Side Academy in Pittsburgh. He has started his freshman year at Washington University in St. Louis and will be studying engineering.
Ayn (Crawford) Lever sent in
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married to my husband Bill Davis (William J. Davis, Jr.) at the Rosario Resort on Orcas Island, WA on July 1, 2017. The two EA alumni in attendance, as guests, were Jamie Harper ‘83 and Fraser Brown ‘86.”
a photo of her son, Alexandre Lever, at Convocation 2017 at Dickinson College.
1985 CLASS AGENT: John Susanin
John Yoo reports, “I co-authored a new book out this past fall, Striking Power: How Cyber, Robots, and Space Weapons Change the Rules for War. I felt it was time someone stood up to defend robots.”
1986 CLASS AGENT: Karen Marston
Marnie Schneider recently visited
campus to read her newly published book to some of our Lower School students. “My first book Football Freddie and Fumble, based on my love for the wonderful history of Philadelphia and my passion for the Philadelphia Eagles, is available in local bookstores, Barnes and Noble, and on Amazon! Football Freddie and Fumble is the first book in my series of kids’ books where Freddie and Fumble visit all the NFL cities! The proceeds from Football Freddie and Fumble are going to A Level Playing Field to help underserved youth play sports safely and get the opportunity to go to professional games as well! FootballFreddie.com.”
1987 CLASS AGENTS: Andrew Brenner & Ed Jones Marion (MacNeish) Marron reports, “Kids are 11 and seven and doing well. I am still with Spencer Stuart’s executive search financial services practice and spend lots of time in NYC, SF, and Chicago where I see EA alums from time to time. Still spend summertime in Maine with cousin Ann (Madara) Kraftson ’85 and Don Kraftson ’85 and see Tara (Warrington) Downie all the time in Boston.”
Cecliy Craighill reports, “I was
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Andrew Brenner sent in an update on a summer fishing trip. “Happy Summer—some pictures of ’87 grads—Frank Masse and I, Rob Coffey ’92 and CJ Walsh ’98. We caught 14 tuna and a 500-lb Hammerhead shark, caught on Frank’s boat out of Avalon, on July 4th weekend.”
May 4 & 5, 2018
Matthew Evans and family, Maren, age 12, and Carter, age six, enjoyed the Eclipse on the beach. Winter 2018
John Morris reports, “2017 has been very busy so far. I got married in the spring to Elizabeth Truta, and after a short stint in a new position at 6ABC as Director of Digital Operations, I was just named Vice President of Multiplatform Programming, overseeing all non-news content on Philadelphia’s Channel 6 and our digital platforms.”
1989 CLASS AGENT: Becky (White) Kreutz
Southern California with his family after working remotely for three years for Google in Michigan and the Bay Area. Currently acting as the Regional Facilities Manager leading Google’s workplace experience, real estate strategy, and development for all Southern California offices stretching from Santa Barbara to Venice Beach and San Diego (450k square foot) as well as Google’s Boulder and Thornton CO campuses (300k square foot). One of the key developments in Southern California is Google’s construction of the Spruce Goose hangar, former home of Howard Hughes’ aircraft team and where the original Spruce Goose plane was built. Todd Borow was married to Jillian Weiner on September 18, 2016.
1991 CLASS AGENTS: Joe Bongiovanni & Holly (Sando) Rieck
Paul Scott and Becky (White) Kreutz recently caught up at the U2/Mumford & Sons show at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara.
1990s 1990 CLASS AGENT: Dave Freemann
Robert Milbourne writes, “I have finally hit the start of the empty nest syndrome - just a bit more severe as I live in Australia, and my oldest, Noah, age 18, has just started at Brown University. While I am proud (and jealous), I am learning to focus on enjoying the remaining time with my other two (Theo, age 15, and Gabriel, age 12). These younger two are threatening to follow in my EA shoes to be an exchange student overseas (Theo is focused on Norway, Gabriel on Spain). I have been spending most of my time developing a new business, Mining Standards International, and we have made some great strides—but starting a new company is never easy! After 18 years in law, I have been itching to become more entrepreneurial! Wish me luck!” Jennifer Tierney proudly began her 20th year as an educator. She has been a 3rd grade teacher at Episcopal for the past 11 years and hopes to see you if you are ever visiting EA!
Sean Devlin relocated back to 44
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Jackie (Curtis) MacNeish writes, “We moved six miles from Montague Center to Leverett, in Western MA, and the move enveloped our whole summer, except for our usual wonderful holiday on Mount Desert Island, ME. The kids are pictured taking a rest on a glacial erratic while hiking around Jordan Pond. Nicanna Curtis Neish “Bootsie”, was born on December 11, 2012.”
Tanya (Weisheit) Mera and her husband, Andy, continue to live in San Francisco. They have two children, Camilo (4) and Edie (1). Tanya is working for the San Francisco Department of Public Health as the Director of Jail Behavioral Health Services. Her experiences doing community service work with Lenard Haley, Hon. while a student at Episcopal were instrumental in her decision to pursue a career in public health.
CLASS AGENTS: Brooke (Doherty) Horgan & Katie Kurz
Ty Ross sent us this photo of his son, Drew Ross, born on November 20, 2015, holding his beanie baby that he received in the mail from EA.
1994 CLASS AGENTS: Anna (Morgan) Cassidy, Tema (Fallahnejad) Burkey, Coryell (McIlvain) Urban, Sarah (Glick) Johnson
Bob Bishop ’58 and Sally Bishop, Hon.
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“Hello! My latest news is that we have moved to Paris as of August 2017! We had an opportunity we couldn’t pass up when Jeremy was offered a COO role with a Parisian startup. Since Kyan (10) and Avynn (7) have been attending a French bilingual school, we decided this would be the perfect opportunity to immerse the whole family in French language and culture. When we first arrived, Katie Kurz facilitated a connection with Eric Smith and his family who were passing through Paris, and we had a great time playing in the Tuileries with them. We have also connected with Jamie Kretchmar who has resided here for five years. Next up is a visit to Katie in Zurich, which we can’t wait for! If you are anywhere in the vicinity, definitely reach out. We’d love to see you!”
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are proud grandparents of Margot LeBoutillier Bishop, born May 18, 2017, daughter of Ben Bishop ’94 and Linden Bierman Bishop.
Demetrios S. Hadgis and his wife Nancy are thrilled to announce the birth of their second child, James Nicholas Hadgis, who was born on August 20, 2017 at Riverview Medical Center. Demetrios, Nancy, Michael, James, and their dog, Shap, reside in Rumson, New Jersey.
Alexis (Patrizio) Longinotti writes,
Austin Whitman writes, “Our youngest daughter, Addie, received her letter sweater, so now her wardrobe is complete. She likes to practice her Latin orations while standing on chairs.”
1996 CLASS AGENT: Mike McKeon Kristen Tiffan reports, “I got married to James Philip Santomier, III in a private ceremony on December 2, 2016 and a public celebration on May 20, 2017 with family and friends. Elizabeth Shaw was at the ceremony on May 20.” Winter 2018
1998 CLASS AGENT: Katie (Harmer) Leubecker
May 4 & 5, 2018
Phoebe (McDermott) Schuh and her husband Matthew Schuh, have two children. Paloma Wittwer Schuh was born on November 25, 2014, and Oscar Shellavé Schuh, was born on September 7, 2017.
A bunch of ’98 classmates got together at the Leubecker home over the Thanksgiving holiday. L to R: Oscar the dog belongs to Mark and Jenna (Mariano) Griffith with their three kids, Lila, Nora and Xander; Ursula (MacMullan) Rouse with husband Tanner and their son, Will; Sarah West, Tara (Carella) Waters and her husband Jamey and sons Jaxy and Vaughn; Katie (Harmer) Leubecker with husband John and son Freddy.
Katherine Smith and her husband, Robert Kaufman, welcomed their daughter, Eliza Kaufman, on April 1, 2017. Eliza joins big brother Sam, born in 2013. John Partridge reports, “My wife Carly and I just celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary. We have two children, Robert Quinn (6) and Elizabeth Tucker (3). Steve Floyd and Dave Lavins were at our wedding ceremony.”
1997 CLASS AGENT: Julie Manser Chad Billmyer was the founder and CEO of Panjo.com, the online marketplace for auto, sport, and hobby enthusiasts, which was recently acquired by Tapatalk, Inc., a software company with offices in Shanghai, China and Los Angeles. Erik Soliván was appointed to Executive Director for the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Opportunity for People Everywhere (HOPE) by Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock in January 2017. In this role, he oversees six city divisions. 46
Kevin Gregg married Stephanie Maneikis in Boston on December 31, 2016. Episcopal classmates in attendance included Eric J. Gregg ’96, James Decker, Fran Sutter, James Allen, and Justin DiLucchio ’00. Wedding reception was at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel.
Jenna (Mariano) Griffith and her husband, Mark, have three children: Lila (8), Nora (5), and Xander (2).
music program for years, was able to play the trumpet for our ceremony at Old Saint Mary’s Church.” Photo from L to R: Edward Floyd, Erin Garratt, Steve Floyd, Mary Lou Floyd, and Michael Floyd. John Dougherty and wife Sara Dougherty have had a second child, Ryan F. Dougherty, born on December 8, 2016. Frederick (Freddy) Stephen Leubecker, born on June 11, 2015, sporting his EA sweater. He is the son of Katie (Harmer) Leubecker and her husband, John.
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Liam Christopher Harden, wearing his EA sweater, son of Andrea (McNeely) Harden and Marcus Harden. He was born March 17, 2017.
Ben Emory ’97 was married to Kelly Cancelmo on June 20, 2015. They started dating when in high school. They were married by Chris Roberts ’97. They are happy to announce the birth of their first child, Wesley Cancelmo-Emory, born on June 26, 2017. Wesley was baptized Fr. Tim Gavin, Hon. in the Class of 1944 Chapel on September 24, 2017.
CJ Walsh reports, “My brother, Michael Walsh ’00 brought his Team 1 – I Hate Cancer cycling team to Vermont in July 2017 for the Farm to Fork Fondo, a 93-mile ride through the Green Mountains, organized and hosted by former professional cyclist, Tyler Wren ’99.”
DJ Gregory and wife, Kehau, are proud to show everyone the picture of their daughter, Luca, in her EA jersey.
Steve Floyd reports, “I was married to Erin Garratt on June 3, 2017. Mike Weil, David Lavins, and John Partridge were all in attendance with their wives. Also in attendance was Michael Floyd ’90 and Edward Floyd ’92. Also of note, David Orehowsky, Hon., who ran EA’s instrumental
Paul Nolen and his wife Megan Nolen report they have had two more children, Liam Nolen, born on November 22, 2013, and Christopher, born on June 5, 2015.
On August 8, 2017, surrounded by their families, Aaron Brill and Meredith Bush were married.
Ben Grossman and his wife, Margaret, are happy to report the births of their three children; Simon, born on March 29, 2014; Catherine, born on March 26, 2017; and Jane, born on March 26, 2017. Winter 2018
CLASS AGENTS: Evan Coughenour, Drew Crockett, Sarah Baker & Pete Tedesco
CLASS AGENTS: Kimmy (Gardner) Reinking & Jack Meyers
Peter Havens writes, “I recently accepted a position with Beaches Habitat for Humanity, working in development. I will be helping to raise funds for land purchases and construction costs for Habitat homes in Jacksonville, FL and the surrounding beach communities in the area.”
Stephanie (Horn) Lacayo writes, “My husband, Adam Lacayo, and I welcomed our second daughter, Grace Constance Lacayo, on June 2, 2017. Our first daughter, Evelyn Lacayo, was born on December 22, 2014.”
Mark Juliano reports, “My wife, Nickole, and I had our first daughter, Cameron Juliano, born on October 28, 2016.”
2002 CLASS AGENTS: Kevin Dugan & Tim Mahoney Tim Mahoney graduated from the Executive MBA program at the Wharton School of Business in May 2017.
Kimmy (Gardner) Reinking reports, “My husband, Daane Reinking, and I continue to live in Wilton, CT with our two daughters – Brooklyn, age two and a half, and Blake, age one. I recently joined the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) in Stamford, CT as a Director of HR.” 48
Peter Greenhalgh was married to Deirdre McEntee on April 29th, 2017, at Villanova University. The reception took place at The Anthony Wayne House in Paoli. Attendees included: Mark Sabat, Chris Heuisler ’97, Patsy Porter, John Heuisler ’93, Lauren Owens ’04, Julie Porter ’03, Tim Mahoney, Jeff Porter ’99, Brad Reilly, and Jamie O’Neill.
Mark Owens married Courtney Cavagnaro on September 3, 2017, in Woodinville, WA. EA alumni, Nick Roberts, Mike Malessa, Zubin Alemo, Sean Kennedy, Lauren Owens ’04, Jamie O’Neill, and Tim Mahoney, were in attendance.
2003 CLASS AGENTS: Ann (Imbesi) Ware & Julia Crawford
May 4 & 5, 2018
Tony Biddle is now Northeast Practice Leader for CBRE Hotels, based in Center City, Philadelphia. Andrew Minnick and his wife, Caitlin, have had a second child, Lura Minnick, born on August 30, 2017. Tucker Crockett was married to Karla Herrera on August 5, 2017 in Lake Como, Italy. Diana (Hirtle) Wilson and Garrett Wilson have had their first child, Jonathan “Sheppard” Wilson, born on April 25, 2017.
2004 CLASS AGENTS: Nick Brown & Mike Ciccotti
Lezzetli is the first-to-market and only textured ice cream available nationwide, inspired by the thick ice creams of Turkey and the Levant. The company is currently in its next round of investment. Barbara was also promoted to Account Supervisor at Resnicow and Associates, a leading communications firm for the arts and culture, where she leads campaigns for clients such as the Dallas Museum of Art, Art Dealers Association of America, and the Wallace Foundation.
Kevin Dugan and his wife, Maria, had a second child, Nolan Patrick Dugan, born on September 7, 2017.
Tom, announce the marriage of their daughter Catherine Hay to Henry McWhorter, in the Class of 1944 Chapel on October 8, 2017. Lynne’s son, Alex Hay ’04, was a groomsman. The couple lives in Orlando, FL, where she is Director of Admission at Trinity Prep, and he is an electrical engineer at Lockheed Martin.
Ashley (Battista) Ridolfi and her husband, Anthony, recently moved back to the Philadelphia area in September from Denver. She is now the Director of Sales & Marketing with Aimbridge Hospitality.
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Jake McKeon started a new position at the Westtown School as an Upper School English teacher and Head Varsity Lacrosse Coach.
Susie Talbot lives in New York City and works in film. She is currently an Executive Producer on the film Courting Danger based on the book Courting Danger: My Adventures in World-Class Tennis, Golden-Age Hollywood, and High-Stakes Spying by Dale Leatherman. Olivia Cooke is attached to star and Derek Weissbein is adapting the screenplay. Caitlin (Devlin) Andreotta and her husband, Gregory, have two children; Brayden Matthew Andreotta, born on June 22, 2015 and Nolan Joseph Andreotta, born on September 15, 2017.
Matt McMonagle moved to metro Denver in June 2017 for work with company ForeFront Power. Here is his family at Red Rocks. Matt, who played lacrosse at EA and went on to play at Cornell, is now being inducted into Cornell’s Athletic Hall of Fame.
Brint Markle got engaged to Pip Hunt on March 14th, 2017, while backcountry skiing near Skoki Lodge in Banff National Park. Brint and Pip are planning their outdoorsy wedding at Pip’s mother’s home in Montana next summer.
Lynne Hay, Hon. and her husband
A brand co-founded by Barbara (Petro) Escobar, her husband, and friends, Lezzetli Mediterranean Ice Cream, was named one of the “Best New Retail Products of 2017” by Refrigerated & Frozen Foods Magazine, alongside products from major brands like Ben & Jerry’s.
Allison (Murray) Burkett and her husband, Eric, love the EA baby sweater for Mia. Winter 2018
2005 CLASS AGENT: Nick Morris Pat Devine was married to Suzie Welsh on October 21, 2017. Packy McCormick was married to Lindsey Young on August 19, 2017.
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Maxi Prinsen was married to Brad Baer on September 24, 2016.
married to Joseph Goullaud, Jr. on September 3, 2017.”
CLASS AGENTS: Armena Ballard & Kelsey Cox Caitlin Chagan was married to Jason Wire on June 10, 2016. Her father is Dean Chagan ’64. Sam Daly was married to Lindsey Simpson on August 13, 2016. In attendance were the following; Scott Ritrovato, Ashley (DuBay) Ritrovato, Sara (Orr) Margulis, Alicia LaPalombara, Caitlin (Chagan) Wire, Josh McLane, Ben Kissner, Mike Yocum. Sam was the The Edward H. Vick, Jr. ’62 Veterans Day Chapel speaker on November 8, 2017. Warren Scott reports, “My longtime girlfriend, Quincy Conrad, and I became engaged on July 21, 2017 and plan to get married in 2018. She was an AIS ’07 girl and also attended St. George’s School in Newport, RI and UPENN ’12.
2007 CLASS AGENTS: Shane Isdaner, Megan McFarland, & Annie Spofford
Teresa Giblin writes, “I was 50
University of Maryland School of Medicine, married Jessica Nicole Buck, and began residency for Orthopaedic Surgery at Brown University. Pictured from L to R: Alex Buzby, Christy (DiSilvestro) Rivard ‘10, Kevin DiSilvestro, Jessica Buck, Rev. Squire, Hon., Ashley DiSilvestro ‘06, and David Fell. Adrian Peskin will be going back to school this fall to study Culinary/ Restaurant Management in NYC.
Britt Steidle was married to Tommy Kehoe on August 30, 2014. In attendance were Ashley Aruffo, Paige Donaldson, Julia Clark, Nicole Spagnola, Anne Madeira, Logan Greer, Megan McFarland, and Ashley St. John.
2009 CLASS AGENT: Erin Flynn
2008 CLASS AGENTS: Heather Hayes & Brian Young
May 4 & 5, 2018
Kevin DiSilvestro graduated from
Anna Strong was married to Brian Safford on July 22, 2017. In the wedding party were Caroline Pratt, Eliza Strong ’11, and Caroline Strong ’11.
CLASS AGENTS: Lauren (Berry) Maloney, Kirsten Petrocelli, & Stephanie Bernabei
CLASS AGENT: Brian Metzler
Carter Trudel ’88 reports about his son, “Jackson Place had a very exciting summer. In his 4th year playing in the Major Lacrosse League for the Ohio Machine, he capped off another All Star season by reaching the Championship and winning the whole thing down in Dallas. He has had an amazing run with Two All Star games and getting invited to the USA tryouts! Tons of fun for his family to follow him during his amazing lacrosse career.” Bruce Leto, Jr. recently started working as the Associate Director of Development for the Take A Breather Foundation in Narberth, PA: a nonprofit organization that grants wishes to terminally ill children with cystic fibrosis (CF). What started as the Narberth CF Run and Walk in 1996 (when the organization sent its first CF wish recipient on an unforgettable trip to Disney World) evolved into a full-fledged 501(c)3 nonprofit in 2014. With Bruce’s help, Take A Breather is expanding its current wish program— both locally and nationally. For more information, or to donate to this impactful cause, please visit: www.takeabreather.net.
2011 CLASS AGENTS: Jimmy McEntee & Haley Habenicht
CLASS AGENT: Jack Keffer
Reunion Year November 2018
The Garino family hosted some Class of 2012 members for Fantasy Football Draft Night. Front L to R: Julian O’Neill, Billy McAvoy, Nolan Rinnier, Jonathan Garino, Connor McCann, Burk FitzPatrick, Jack Eldridge, Charlie Platt, Connor Haab. Back row: Henry Coote, Morgan Westby, Alex Wassell, Marco Testaiuti, Zack Caraher, and Jay Farrell. Present but not pictured was Hunter McMullin.
James Konopka was named cocaptain of the Penn Lightweight Crew team for the 2017-2018 season. This summer he competed at the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta and won the U23 Heavyweight 4x with Crescent Boat Club.
2013 CLASS AGENTS: James Costalas & Megan Kilcullen Alec Fertel assumed the new role, Education & Festival Coordinator, at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts. Michael Niu just started a new position at Canterbury School in New Milford, Conn., where he is the Latin teacher, a dorm parent, and Assistant Water Polo Coach. Nick Mead and the U.S. Men’s eight won second place at the 2017 World Rowing Championships.
Elise Johanson was married, on July
30, 2016, to Robert Charles Doll, III. He graduated from Lawrenceville School ’11.
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Alex Viscusi reports, “I spent this past summer in China working at a university with an architecture firm called One Earth Architecture where I helped them prepare for an exhibition in September. When I wasn’t working, I spent time exploring the sights of Beijing. I hiked the Great Wall, explored the Forbidden City, toured the Olympic Village, learned Chinese, and got good at using chopsticks while eating authentic Chinese food. I spent a few days in Hong Kong where I hiked an area called Dragon’s Back, rode some cable cars, and learned some history about the relationship between Winter 2018
Mainland China and Hong Kong. I ended my internship with a week in rural China in a village called Macha. In Macha, I helped build a rammed earth wall for the village community center, refurbished the interior of the community center, and, when I wasn’t working, played games with the children who lived in the village and did traditional Chinese dances with the women of the village. It was an extremely rewarding experience, and I could not be more grateful to have had the opportunity to travel to China, meet some amazing people, and be immersed in a culture very different from my own for the summer.”
2016 CLASS AGENT: Charlie Jordan
Charlie Jordan reports, “Over the summer, nine members of the class of ’16 took summer classes at the London School of Economics. Julia Hondros, Katie Kane, Wilson Smerconish, Drew Silvera, Matt Blommer, Maddie Bacskai, Hayley Potter, Isabella Rodriguez, and Madison Soukup.”
Bella Merchant began classes at Bryn Mawr College. “The workload is a lot to manage, but EA certainly prepared me for that. The Bryn Mawr community is so supportive and welcoming that I already feel at home!”
Michael Wilkinson writes, “I am currently taking classes in International Relations, Philosophy, and French as an undergraduate student at Tufts University in Medford, MA. I am also involved in the two choral performance ensembles, the Concert Choir and the Chamber Singers. I am excited for the rest of my freshman year and am looking forward to what lies ahead.” Marina Rivera recently climbed Kilimanjaro with a charity organization called Childreach International that does a lot of work with child protection and children’s rights and welfare in developing countries. “Childreach is based in the UK but sponsored by the United Nations and does a lot of work in Tanzania, which is where I worked on one of the schools (in a town called Moshi). I brought the EA flag because of the support I received from my classmates and the EA community as I was working on fundraising for the charity and preparing to climb. It was incredibly difficult and physically taxing but an amazing experience, and we raised a lot of money for a fantastic cause.” 52
Annin Decker started at Texas Christian University this fall and “I have loved every second of it! So far, I have joined the Swim Team, the Yearbook committee, the Dorm Hall Crew, and the Delta Gamma Sorority. I am enrolled in the Bob Schieffer School of Communications and plan to study strategic communications. I am excited and grateful to have this opportunity of attending such a wonderful school, and I cannot wait to have a great rest of the year!”
Corrine Zanolli was recently named Rookie of the Year by the America East Field Hockey Conference. During her freshman year at Stanford University, she led the field hockey team in goals, assists, and points. She was also recognized as Conference Rookie of the Week three times and was named to the America East All-Rookie and All-Conference teams.
’75 Jim Brown to Terri Druley, 7/7/2017 ’87 Cecily Craighill to William J. Davis, Jr., 7/1/2017 ’88 John Morris to Elizabeth Truta, spring 2017 ’89 Kristen Cirelli ’89 to Chad Stowe, 10/1/2017
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’90 Todd Borow to Jillian Shana Weiner, 9/18/2016 ’93 Peter Hresko to Linnea, 9/6/2013 ’96 Kristen Tiffan to James Philip Santomier, III, 5/20/2017 ’97 Ben Emory to Kelly Cancelmo ’99, 6/20/2015 ’98 Steve Floyd to Erin M. Garratt, 6/3/2017 ’98 Kevin Gregg to Stephanie Maneikis, 12/31/2016 ’98 Rob D’Angelo to LanLan Michelle Wang, 11/6/2016 ’99 Aaron Brill to Meredith Bush, 8/8/2017 ’02 Mark Owens to Courtney Cavagnaro, 9/3/2017 ’02 Peter Greenhalgh to Deirdre McEntee, 4/29/2017 ’03 Tucker Crockett to Karla Herrera, 8/5/2017 ’03 Laura Toebe to Matthew Babarovich, 9/19/2009 ’03 Caroline D’Angelo to Charles Austin Davis, 6, 2015 ’03 Catherine Hay to Henry McWhorter, 10/8/2017 ’04 Kathleen Roach to Rob Fallahnejad 7/1/2017 ’05 Maxi Prinsen to Brad Baer, 9/24/2016 ’05 Pat Devine to Suzie Welsh, 10/21/2017 ’05 Packy McCormick to Lindsey Young, 8/19/2017 ’06 Caitlin Chagan to Jason Wire, 6/10/2016 ’07 Britt Steidle to Tommy Kehoe, 8/30/2014 ’07 Cameron Sieber to Florian Berghoff, 8/19/2017 ’07 Teresa Giblin to Joseph Goullaud, Jr., 9/3/2017 ’09 Anna Strong to Brian Safford, 7/22/2017 ’11 Elise Johanson to Robert Charles Doll, III, 7/30/2016
Milestones BIRTHS ’88 Mike Milone & Stacy Milone: Reese Milone, 9/14/07; Nicholas Milone, 5/4/10; Maisie Milone, 4/28/12
’97 Ben Emory & Kelly Cancelmo ’99: Welsey CancelmoEmory, 6/26/17
’92 Cas Holloway & Jessica Holloway: Catherine, 6/15/16
’98 Andrea (McNeely) Harden & Marcus Harden: Liam Christopher Harden, 3/17/17
’93 Laura Yang & Ethan Klein: Solomon Klein, 2/26/14 ’93 Jason Moyer & Elizabeth Edelstein: Lily Grace Moyer, 3/18/17 ’93 Laurie (Norcross) Novosad & Bo Novosad: Thaddeus Novosad, 5/3/14 ’93 Tyrone Ross & Jennifer Ross: Drew Ross, 11/30/15 ’93 Kevin Shields & Mindy Shields: Penelope Shields, 12/21/12 ’93 Leslie Saltzman & Christopher Springman: Gabrielle Saltzman, 7/12/07; Eliana Saltzman, 10/13/11 ’93 Tanya (Weisheit) Mera & Andy Mera: Edie Mera, 1/8/16 ’93 Jackie MacNeish & Richard Curtis: Nicanna Curtis Neish “Bootsie”, 12/11/12 ’95 Demetrios Hadgis & Nancy Hadgis: James Nicholas Hadgis, 8/20/17 ’96 Phoebe (McDermott) Schuh & Matthew Schuh: Paloma Wittwer Schuh, 11/25/14; Oscar Shellavé Schuh, 9/17/17 ’97 Kathleen Suddarth & Jon Suddarth: Charles Landon Suddarth, 6/2/17
’98 Amy Vegari & Alex Dworkowitz: Evan Dworkowitz, 4/3/15 ’98 Katherine Smith & Robert Kaufman: Eliza Kaufman, 4/1/17 ’98 Brett Grifo & Jennifer Grifo: Paige Grifo, 6/5/17 ’98 Elizabeth (Drennan) Bisland & Angela Bisland: Christian Bisland, 1/9/17 ’98 David Lavins & Allyson Lavins: David P. Lavins, III, 2/27/13 ’98 John Dougherty & Sarah Dougherty: Ryan F. Dougherty, 12/8/16 ’98 Karen (Rotwitt) Perrin & Guillaume Perrin: Benjamin Perrin & Charlotte Perrin, 3/1/13 ’98 Jenna (Mariano) Griffith & Mark Griffith: Xander Griffith, 11/20/15 ’98 John Partridge & Carly Partridge: Robert Quinn Partridge (6); Elizabeth Tucker Partridge (3) ’99 Paul Nolen & Megan Nolen: Liam Nolen, 11/22/13; Christopher Nolen, 6/5/15 ’99 Ben Grossman & Margaret Grossman: Simon Grossman, 3/29/14; Catherine Grossman & Jane Grossman, 3/26/17
Milestones IN MEMORIAM
’00 Kimmy (Gardner) Reinking & Daane Reinking: Blake Reinking, 8/2/16
’37 Kingsley W. Weston September 14, 2017
‘49 John Holtzapple January 8, 2018
’00 Stephanie (Horn) Lacayo & Adam Lacayo: Evelyn Lacayo, 12/22/14; Grace Constance Lacayo, 6/2/17
’40 James Logan, Jr. October 2, 2017
‘49 Stanley J. Miller, Jr. November 4, 2017
’01 Jennie (Jackson) Walter & Russell Walter: Nora Grace Walter, 5/31/17
‘40 Charles H. Yarnall, III January 12, 2018
’01 Evan Coughenour & Liz Coughenour: Christian Arthur Coughenour 7/26/17
’41 W. Dean Fuller October 26, 2017
‘50 Roland T. “Bud” Addis, Jr. January 5, 2018
’01 Drew Crockett & Katie Crockett: Jack McVeigh Crockett, 7/21/17
‘42 Richard D. Uhl September 2017
’02 Kevin Dugan & Maria Dugan: Nolan Patrick Dugan, 9/7/17
’45 Mitchell Brock July 22, 2017
’03 Laura Toebe & Matthew Babarovich: Sunday Charles Baroebe, 4/30/16
’46 Frank E. Bowker, Jr. September 13, 2017
’03 Andrew Minnick & Caitlin Minnick: Lura Minnick, 8/30/17
’46 G. Sidney Fox November 12, 2017
’03 Diana (Hirtle) Wilson & Garrett Wilson ’03: Jonathan “Sheppard” Wilson, 4/25/17
’46 L. Foster Jack September 17, 2017
’04 Caitlin (Devlin) Andreotta & Gregory Andreotta: Brayden Matthew Andreotta, 6/22/15; Nolan Joseph Andreotta, 9/15/17
’46 William McEwen Forrest September 1, 2017
’05 Alexandra (Hillyard) Monroe & Perrin Monroe: Reagan Monroe, 3/2/17
’47 Robert Sauers August 11, 2017
‘66 James C. Parry December 31, 2017
’05 Greg Snyder & Christina Snyder: Adaline Marie Snyder, 6/21/17
’48 Grant F. Breining April 26, 2017
’68 Andrew L. Robinson July 1, 2014
’48 John E. Cable November 13, 2017
’74 John “Jeb” Hook July 25, 2017
‘48 Calvert C. Groton December 25, 2017
’04 Blake A. Miller September 29, 2017
’49 James W. Blatchford, Jr. October 9, 2017
Linda Smith, Hon. July 31, 2017
’50 Frederick J. Shoyer, II August 21, 2017
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’52 Daniel A. Wieland, Jr. August 23, 2017 ‘52 Sheldon B. Margolis December 17, 2017 ’53 Leighton B. Ford August 13, 2017 ’56 John M. Ostheimer August 2, 2017 ’57 Joseph V. Little October 11, 2017 ’57 Gilbert R. Parker September 14, 2017
The Last Word he last time EA won the coveted Sweater outright was in 2005. Todayâ€™s seniors were in Kindergarten. Some of our senior student-athletes share their thoughts on their final EA/Haverford/AIS Weekend and the thrill of bringing home the Banner and Sweater.
I get goose bumps every time I think about it. It feels amazing to be a part of our win for the Banner, and I could not be happier that the boys won the Sweater our senior year. The highlight of my competition was seeing everyone react to my entire face covered in blue paint.
The highlight for me was crossing the finish line and then cheering on my teammates. Seeing and hearing all of the EA fans was really motivating. I am proud to have represented Episcopal Cross Country one last time with our AIS Day win.
The talk we give our teams right before the games is truly something special. Fans surrounded the court cheering for us. Inside our huddle, we were excited to win for more than just ourselves, but for our teammates and our school.
Jillian Rotman, Cross Country Co-captain
Neha Mukherjee, Tennis Co-captain
Iâ€™m proud beyond words. Winning the Sweater for the first time since Kindergarten was just an incredible experience.
It is one of the most special things about our school, and I will never forget being a part of it. We will forever be remembered as the class who brought both the Sweater and Banner to Newtown Square.
Bridget Boyle, Field Hockey Co-captain
Hoisting the Sweater up for all the EA fans to see was one of the best feelings in my life! Adam Klein, Football Co-captain
Elias Lindgren, Cross Country Co-captain
Justin Hershey, Golf 56
Save the Date! Alumni Weekend, May 4-5 2018 We invite all alumni to join us for Alumni Weekend this spring! We will join together for a fun All-Alumni Kentucky Derby Party, celebrate reunion classes, and honor many alumni during our annual Alumni Awards Ceremony. THI S Y E A R ’ S A LU MN I AWA RD H O N O REES I N CL U D E:
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS Dr. Albert M. Maguire ’78 COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD William B. Richards ’63 ACHIEVEMENT IN THE ARTS Bruce F. Smith ’64 YOUNG ALUMNI AWARD Brynn Elizabeth Marks ’03 1st Lt. Lauren Barrett Bobzin ’04
ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME Dr. Samuel D. Allen, Jr. ’54 Frederick N. Dittmann ’71 Brooke A. Owens ’98 Jerome McKinley Henderson, Jr. ’06 1979 Tennis Team 1985 Fall Cross Country Team 2000 Girls Soccer Team
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