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crossroads Administration ken seward, Headmaster lisa dwelle, Associate Head of School dan frank, Director of Upper School susan atkinson, Director of Middle School Melanie casper, Director of Lower School nancy negus, Director of Curriculum and Professional Development JK-12 debbie robson, Director of Institutional Advancement lori Jobe, Director of Marketing and Communications robin oliff, Director of Admissions Publication Staff lori Jobe, Editor sydney smith, Managing Editor sherilyn smail, Designer kristina kerns, Interactive Features Editor andrew Barnes, rachel Beanland, chris Brown ’05, susan Brown, Melanie goodpasture, kristina kerns, sarah Melvin, rugene paulette, sydney smith, Meg White ’05, Contributing Writers andrew Barnes, allyson Brand, Bridget hazel photography, kristina kerns, eric latourelle, rugene paulette, real life studios, sherilyn smail, Contributing Photographers Printing Total printing company The steward school admits students without regard to gender, race, color, religion, or national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.

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JANET RICE Director of Athletics


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s the old saying goes, all good things must come to an end. Janet Rice’s arrival at The Steward School in August 1980 was truly a good thing, and as her era comes to a close 33 years later, her tenure as a coach, teacher, mentor, and friend is singular in its importance to our community.



Try to imagine The Steward School campus with only one field for all sports, a few tennis courts, and a shed-like athletic building. This is how the School’s young athletic program existed when Ms. Rice arrived as a fresh-faced graduate of the University of Richmond. She was hired to teach physical education and science and to coach three sports—girls basketball, field hockey, and softball. “I was just going to come and work here a couple years, since one year looks bad,” she says with a smile, “but I was hooked.” More than three decades later, she leaves an athletic program consisting of three spectacular fields, an award-winning baseball field, nine tennis courts and additional mini-courts, a high-end athletic building, and 44 competitive teams—the mark of impressive growth under just one leader. Her connections to other Steward faculty and staff members run deep. Ms. Rice was a high school student at Gill School where Director of Visual Arts Rugene Paulette was an art teacher in the 1970s. “Janet said she couldn’t even draw a stick figure, but I could have taught her,” Ms. Paulette laughs. She adds, “I have used her as my mentor for her professionalism and her directness. She can say things that mean a lot in a very few words.” She notes an example: after Ms. Paulette was named the first recipient of the Paul Cramer Award in 2008, Ms. Rice left a note on her desk that read simply, “He would be proud.”

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Ms. Paulette has never forgotten it because Mr. Cramer had meant so much to both of them. People who know Ms. Rice can tell tales of the work she’s done of which others aren’t aware. Before there was a grounds maintenance crew at the School, she would mow the fields with a push lawnmower. On one occasion during Labor Day weekend, after cutting the grass, she took a shower in the athletic facilities, and became trapped in the shower after some boxes fell to block the door. Someone came to her rescue, but even Ms. Rice admits that she was in there for so long that she had begun daydreaming about her heroes Jimmy Stewart and Katherine Hepburn.

Sarah Melvin, former Director of Development, knows the difference Ms. Rice has made at Steward from another perspective— athletic fundraising. She says that longtime Steward supporter Ray Tate founded the Spartan Club in 2003, and Ms. Rice partnered with him to get the group going. “Janet always gives credit to others though,” Ms. Melvin adds. Ms. Rice says that Mr. Tate’s imprint on and guidance for the athletic program was instrumental in bringing baseball to Steward and in getting the golf tournament started. A co-founding member of the Spartan Club, Kathy Matthews, appreciated her experience with the group so much that she has remained involved well beyond her son Joe’s graduation in 2004. She jokes that “he’s married and I’m still involved with his high school” because of Ms. Rice. “What a super person. She makes everybody feel so comfortable and is amazing at getting people to do what they


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need to do,” she says. “You can talk to her just like you would your sister.” Mrs. Matthews adds that when an idea is proposed, Ms. Rice does behind-the-scenes work that no one ever knows about, then laterDreports irectorthat the idea is approved and ready to go.



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Ms. Rice says, “What I value most are the relationships I had with a lot of my players when I was coaching. I’m still in touch with many of them. A bond forms when you really work together as a group of athletes. We had an amazing start in girls sports (in the 1980s), which showed that things were possible. Girls from grades six through twelve were on the same team. Sometimes it was rough (for the younger ones), but by the time they were in ninth grade, they knew what they were doing. Even though we didn’t have good uniforms or equipment, in our hearts we had it all.” It is that dedication to coaching that led Steward field hockey from zero to 18 League of Independent Schools season and tournament championships and a state championship in 2001. As a result of her efforts, when Ms. Rice retired from coaching in 2011, The Steward School renamed an existing award in her honor—it became the Janet Rice Coaches Award, which is given to the athlete in each graduating class who demonstrates exemplary

“She’s an institution at this School and has always brought so much energy to not only her relationships with faculty, but especially to her relationships with her players.” –RUGENE PAULETTE dedication to athletics and sportsmanship and unselfish team play and support. Though she loved coaching, she says, “I didn’t want to be a Bobby Bowden, coaching at 110—the kids needed new blood, and 30 years was a good amount of time.”



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Wallace Inge, who worked with Ms. Rice as Assistant Athletic Director, and Bruce Secrest, who has known her for 30 years, agree that Ms. Rice’s gift to Steward has been her open and honest relationship with her coaches. “People can close the door and say ‘What’s up?’ There’s nothing hidden. She gives the coaches the freedom they need to do their jobs, and she has their backs,” Mr. Inge says. He acknowledges that even with his help in the Athletic Office, Ms. Rice was primarily a one-person show. He claims she is meticulous with scheduling, organizing buses, and making sure game information is correct on the websites at Steward and at other schools. Mr. Secrest adds that she gives coaches everything that is humanly possible—equipment, uniforms, practice times. “That’s when you know you’ve got a great athletic director,” he says. “The successes of our teams? Janet has had a hand in every one. She is all about making others smile—seeing her at games rooting for our teams is neat.” One of her success stories is Morgan Hutchinson ’08, Ray Tate’s daughter, who has known Ms. Rice as a coach, mentor, colleague, and family friend. Ms. Hutchinson was on the field hockey team as a student, and returned to Steward as the coach for the 201112 school year after Ms. Rice retired from coaching. “She is the coach to whom I’ve compared every other coach I’ve had, and none even come close to her,” Ms. Hutchinson says. “She is tough but fair. Our two-a-day practices were the toughest physical activity I’ve ever experienced, but they brought our team closer. That’s the environment she provided for us—she made sure we developed our individual skills as players and that we developed a team bond that lasted forever.” When Ms. Hutchinson returned to Steward as a coach, Ms. Rice became her sounding board and gave her the confidence to enter uncharted territory. “She had my back 100% of the time and that’s hard to find these days. Coach is someone I aspire to emulate in my own coaching career,” Ms. Hutchinson says. “I

know my dad was honored to call her a friend, and I feel the same way. She is the epitome of what The Steward School was and always should be.” Ken Seward echoes Ms. Hutchinson’s sentiments from his unique perspective as Headmaster. “When I think of Janet and nearly a decade of daily interactions with her, I am deeply moved by having worked with someone of passion, dedication, and integrity. Janet is direct, yet sensitive, supportive yet insistent, patient and urgent, each in the right mix at the right time for the right person, whether athletes, colleagues, or friends. Always the consummate professional, she also expresses a genuine personal interest in getting things right for the common good. She appears to live without self-interest, or despite self-interest, because she cares about others, community, and just causes, before herself. Janet is a role model, inspiration, and loyal supporter of us all.” As a private and understated person, Ms. Rice made it known after she decided to “move on” (in her words) from Steward that she did not want great fanfare to celebrate her retirement. When she left coaching two years ago, there were lots of festivities,

according to her friend Lee Healey, Upper School Division Assistant, and this time she wanted to leave more quietly. As a surprise for her departure, the Spartan Club announced the renaming of another award in her honor at graduation in June. The club gives a $500 award for college expenses to one male and one female graduate who, in the eyes of the Spartan Club, are leaders for their contributions both on and off the playing field. According to the club’s most recent past president, Jay Poling, because the award recognizes “great citizen-athletes, it pretty much describes Janet,” and he suggested that it be called the Janet Rice Spartan Club Scholarship Award. Mr. Poling reports that he has spoken with athletic directors at other schools that are similar to Steward, and they have modeled their programs after ours, which is the ultimate compliment for Ms. Rice’s work. “She’s quiet about it, but many others have asked for her advice. We have been a model for her peers at schools our size,” he says. He adds that it would be easy for an athletic director “to bandwagon the great teams,” but that Ms. Rice has never done that—she has always supported both the winning and losing teams.

Ken Seward presents Janet Rice with an honorary Class of 2013 diploma at Commencement in June.


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Ms. Healey believes that Ms. Rice made an impact on her family as her daughter’s advisor and as a part of some of the best times of her daughter’s life. Their friendship has evolved from being acquaintances as coach/parent to colleagues to daily lunch buddies. “I feel weird about her leaving…she’s like a sister,” Mrs. Healey says. “She’s one of the most genuine people I’ve ever met.” Ms. Rice says that when she looks at what has changed the most during her decades at Steward, the obvious answers are the physical campus and the athletic facilities. “The School is what it is today because of the faith that certain key families, staff, and students had in this place. There could have been a different twist in the mid-80s because of the economy. The families stayed— that’s the connection to the past I hope we don’t lose,” Ms. Rice says. “Looking back, they were really incredible times. It’s rare to find a group of people, young to old, working day in and day out to make it happen. Those were the most engaging years in retrospect—board members, kids, parents, faculty, and staff working together and developing different relationships.” As someone who can appreciate the longevity of her career, former Upper School teacher and Dean of Students Ian Coddington, who shared an office with Ms. Rice for many years, says, “Janet’s greatest strength is that she stayed the course. She added stability to the School. She was not afraid to tell the truth whether you wanted to hear it or not. She carried the Athletic Department to where it is today. She and Carolyn Brandt were the glue that kept the school together.” In addition to taking the stage for the Steward productions of Grease and Godspell in the 1980s, Ms. Rice’s performance legacy includes the musical group she founded called the Mecca Motown Mamas. The group’s first performance was at Talent Night in the mid-80s, and it was a surprise for the audience complete with era-appropriate costumes. With Ms. Rice in the Diana Ross role, they lip-synced to the song “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” and later songs included “Heat Wave” and “It’s Raining Men.”



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Several other faculty and staff members, including Ms. Paulette, Ms. Healey, and Linda Dunville, were part of the group off-andon, but Ms. Rice was the only constant. In addition to appearances at Talent Nights, they performed at a few Steward auctions, often only after the bidding had been driven higher before they were brought on stage. After many memorable performances during a 20-year time frame, the Mamas sang their swan song at a retirement party for Mr. Coddington five years ago. What does Janet lies ahead for Steward athletics? JANRice ET believe R IC E Direct She would love toorsee more on-staff coaches and an answer to of Ath letics the football question, no matter what that answer is. She hopes the principle that has guided her—“How can we help our coaches and athletes have as good an experience as possible?”—will lead to some honest discussion within the department—“What is it we really want out of athletics at Steward?” In 2006, Ms. Rice was recognized as the Virginia Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (VIAAA) Athletic Director of the Year among independent schools in the state. We were grateful to share in her accomplishment and brag about the achievement as a major feather in Steward’s cap. Now as she heads toward the next chapter in her life, we will have a hard time letting her go. Perhaps Mr. Coddington says it best with his baking analogy to explain how vital Ms. Rice has been to the School: “The flour and sugar are the coaches, but you’ve gotta have a master chef.” And what a chef she has been! Best of luck always, Coach Rice…come back and visit us often.

Letter from the Headmaster


ach year during Memorial Day weekend, I closet myself and pour over a binder six inches thick packed with information I’ve gathered about the seniors since they entered Steward. In attempting to compose what I want to say at the coming graduation ceremony, I take long walks between notes and drafts and redrafts, trying to convey the character of each year’s class. It is a sentimental labor of love offered as a gift to the seniors and their families. With any luck, I might capture the essence of the students who are about to become our newest alumni.

College acceptance, the standard for all high schools, proved to be not so much of a goal, or a decision about what comes next, as it was a journey for this class—in a few cases, a journey in a different direction than anyone imagined. I never remember a class that has distinguished itself not by where they are going, but for where they were accepted and are choosing not to go… where they said, “No thanks.” No thanks to UVA? University of Chicago? Temple? William and Mary? Michigan State? Auburn? Virginia Tech? DePaul? No thanks to Wake Forest? Sewanee? Clemson?

Since Steward’s first commencement in 1977, we have celebrated both the end of the school year and the next chapter that awaits our graduates. Because this year also celebrates the School’s 40th anniversary, I’d like to share an excerpt of my speech with you because I believe it includes a message that ties the decades together:

While the world might be impressed by Princeton Review rankings, some of our seniors were not, instead seeing college as merely another place with the potential to embarrass themselves, only on a larger scale. For this kind of world view, or defense mechanism, irony and humor are the renewable energy resources fueling their futures.

Paul Cramer (Steward headmaster from 1975-1994) and his wife, Marge Hassan, created a community that believed in students until they believed in themselves, a 40-year dream which they believed into the reality of tonight, including the graduation of their granddaughters, Abigail Twining and Sarah Austin Holzgrefe, and 58 of their closest friends. We can see Paul’s vision and core values, especially balance, perspective, and humor, in the class that sits before us, poised to graduate.

While we appreciate seriousness, you can see that a sense of humor important for teenagers who are trying to figure out their futures. The connection among the decades—from Paul Cramer’s first days as headmaster through the graduation of his granddaughters—is that we hope all of our students are able to balance achievement (for example, college acceptances) with good-natured humor. It is a life skill that will serve them well. Thank you, graduates, for sharing your laughter with us—you are about to take another step in discovering who you were born to become.

Ken Seward Headmaster

Scan QR code with your smartphone to view Mr. Seward’s entire graduation speech.


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Grandparents and Special Friends Day May 10 was a special day in the lower school with hundreds of loved guests! The annual grandparents and special friends day celebration showed everyone that we are all “forever learning,â€? which was the title of the program. fifth graders had starring roles in the performance about a family of baby bluebirds who need to learn to y and experience the world outside their nest, and every lower school student was part of the production. Music teachers Bonnie Anderson and Sarah Cafazza helped the students work on their songs for months, and costume coordinator Melissa Cox and her team of volunteers put together a visual masterpiece that turned the children into all kinds of forest creatures. afterward, the guests joined their students in the classrooms for special receptions coordinated by the room parents.



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Happenings in the Bryan Lab: Family Fun in the Sun Again this year, Ironbridge Sports Park was kind enough to open its doors to the Steward community to enjoy a complimentary day of miniature golf, laser tag, batting cages, driving range, and arguably the best go-karts in Richmond! On April 28, more than 250 Steward students and their families enjoyed a wonderful day of outdoor activities and community-building. Thank you to Kathy and Tony Lucas for hosting us again!

American Chestnut Foundation Visits On May 13, Matt Brinckman, the MidAtlantic Regional Science Coordinator for the American Chestnut Foundation, visited the Bryan Lab to teach Middle School students about the blight

of the American chestnut tree and the efforts his group is taking to reinstate it back into nature. The foundation is breeding a new type of American chestnut to be planted in its natural eastern US

home. The American Chestnut Foundation will be working with the Bryan Lab in the 2013-14 school year to plant two new-breed ceremonial American Chestnut trees on Steward’s campus.

Visiting Innovator Cheri Wolff Offers Insight into the Natural World Bryan Innovation Lab Innovator-in-Residence Cheri Wolff worked with eighth- and tenth-grade students in Meredith Mire McGuire’s health and wellness classes in April. She focused on introducing the students to the concept of self-awareness using various nature reflection techniques to show them different ways to replenish their energy and spirit. Students learned how to achieve balance by connecting their bodies to their minds in the practices of Tai Chi (taijiquan) and Qigong (chi-gong). These balancing practices can help students improve their physical, emotional, and mental health. Inspired by the work of artist Andy Goldsworthy, students also created amulets and other artwork using only natural objects.

Spring Social Success On a beautiful April evening, the Parents Association hosted its annual Spring Social complete with pizza and ice cream for more than 500 attendees. Steward’s own John McAlister served as DJ, and there were bubbles, sidewalk chalk, and hula hoops for kids big and small. Special thanks to Carrie McAllister, Stephanie Hudnell, Kirsten Bowles and their team of parent volunteers for coordinating a fun night for everyone. Crossroads

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Spring Musical Lucky Stiff Brings a Sense of Humorous Adventure how far would you go to inherit six million dollars? That’s the question that was asked in the Theatre department’s spring musical, Lucky Stiff. senior Christian Rennie played harry Witherspoon, a lonely shoe salesman from london, who found out he inherited six million dollars from his uncle Tony in atlantic city. all harry has to do to collect the money is take his deceased uncle on an all-expenses-paid trip to fabulous Monte carlo. of course, discovering that the money was stolen from Tony’s legally blind girlfriend rita, who murdered Tony before she realized he stole the money, adds a twist. a large cast of Middle and upper school students rehearsed for months in preparation for this comedy of deception and mistaken identity. Bravo to director Craig Smith and his talented actors!



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Art Students Help with Festivities at State Capitol On March 27, Middle and Upper School art students and faculty participated in the Second Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Capitol Square in Richmond, which was hosted by Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen. The students worked in face-painting booths, creating masterpieces on both children and adult subjects. “We painted many faces from young to old and had a lot of fun! We thank the First Lady for inviting us back to participate in this great event,” said art teacher Cindy Grissom.

ArtWalk Displays a Musical Theme Steward’s third annual ArtWalk brought music to our ears and eyes! Displayed throughout three buildings on campus on April 25,

all pieces in the show focused on harmony. The wide variety of work included faux guitars, oil pastel African-themed drawings, watercolor

paintings of repeated violins and trumpets, and clay boxes with a metallic shine.

Students Participate in artsPOWER Workshop

SunTrust Art Exhibit On May 8, Steward artists, parents, and friends gathered for a private art exhibit and reception at the SunTrust Bank Art Gallery in downtown Richmond. Works on display including pottery, sculpture, photography, printmaking media, drawing media, oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings, and multimedia pieces. Congratulations to all of the artists!

On April 12, six Upper School students participated in the seventh annual artsPOWER Workshop at St. Catherine’s School. Freshmen Dada Agbaw and Jack Fulton, sophomores Virginia Villani, Henry Harrell, and Will Renner, and senior Mariah Montague took part in this event. They joined 60 other students from seven area schools in round-robin workshops on dance, music, theatre, and

visual arts, with the overarching theme of “Inclusion” covering all of the disciplines. Each workshop was facilitated by a pair of Richmond-area professionals. The workshops were designed to get students out of their comfort zones and use their creativity to collaborate on exercises in movement, rhythm, drawing, and character development. The final workshop called for groups of students to create an original production

that incorporated various aspects of the four disciplines they had covered that day. Each final production was completely student-created, including dance movements, original poetry and dialogue, musical compositions, and artwork created during the collaborative time. All the students had a great time experimenting and creating without fear of judgment, and they look forward to going back next year! Crossroads

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Steward’s Got Talent! Students Participate in the Trinity Episcopal School Jazz and Art Festival On Saturday, April 20, Trinity Episcopal School held its eighth annual Titan Jazz and Art Festival. Congratulations to The Steward School Jazz Band for a terrific performance and to the nine Steward Middle School artists who contributed pieces of art for the exhibit. Director of Jazz Studies at VCU Dr. Tony Garcia made many positive comments about Steward’s performance. In the opening song, “The Blues Walk,” he complimented Perry Zakaib’s conducting and the talent of the soloists, including



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Andrew Caldwell and Walker Stettinius. For the tune “Ain’t That A Kick in the Head,” Dr. Garcia complimented the song’s arrangement by John McAlister, the stylistic playing of the horn section, and the vocals by Ben Zoghby. He also enjoyed the funk style and the vocal peformances by Adam Mickle, Omid Mahban, and Henry Harrell. In addition, the band’s performance on the outdoor stage included Joe Garland’s “Leap Frog,” featuring soloists David Cross and Jackson Pieters, and Tito Puente’s “Oye Como

Va” featuring soloists Perry Zakaib, Greg Lindgren, Jacob Roca, and Ben Cardwell. For the art show, eighth-grader Alex Jobe won first place in the juried show, and eighth-grader Karen Lane won two honorable mention ribbons. Congratulations, Alex and Karen! The other talented artists to represent Steward were Logan Glancy, Emmie Curry, Caroline Willhite, Connor Engelke, Harry Tyler, Chris Dellosso, and Savannah Ford.

Middle and Upper School Talent Night was a huge success! Emcees Ben Zoghby and Jack Fulton led the show through 36 acts in a span of two hours. There was an eclectic mix of music that ranged from the movies Pitch Perfect and The Pink Panther to rock, jazz, and classical works. Unique to this year’s show were an eighth-grade iPad ensemble directed by John McAlister and Robin Ricketts, a karate demonstration by Gracie Goodpasture, signing (ASL) by Mary Kathryn Pruett, and stand-up comedy by Cole Mier. There were many talented vocalists and instrumentalists who showcased their musical gifts throughout the evening.



Choral Awards

Outstanding Dedication to Theatre: Adele Agbaw, Sarah Curlee, Katherine Fore, Liza Jones, Stephanie Legg, Courtland Lyle, Christian Rennie, Emily Robinson, Peter Thomas, Mike Waddell, Ben Zoghby

Subject Excellence: Grade 6: Morgan King; Grade 7: Lily Henderson; Grade 8: Emma Campbell MVP (Voted by Students) Grade 7: Gavin Booker; Grade 8: Morgan Van Davelaar Spartones MVP (Voted by Students): Ally Dods Middle School Choral Director’s Award: Emma Campbell Spartones Choral Director’s Award: Meghan Petrocelli Senior Award: Ben Zoghby Instrumental Music Awards Most Accomplished Instrumentalists: Grade 7: Mackenzie Grady and Matthew Whelan; Grade 8: Kendall Schroder Most Improved Grade 8 Instrumentalist: Cory Brumagin Most Accomplished upper School Instrumentalist: Omid Mahban Most Accomplished upper School Instrumental Soloist: Jacob Roca Most Accomplished upper School Instrumental Jazz Soloist: Greg Lindgren Most Improved upper School Instrumentalist: Matthew Gelber and Matthew Bush

Outstanding Contribution to Theatre: Sam Douma, Conor Frydenborg, Mark Leopold, Nikki Leopold, Alex Merhige, Saskia Price Outstanding Achievement in Acting: Caroline Curry, Ally Dods, Dan Kovach, Anna Osborne, Virginia Villani Outstanding Achievement in Scene Shop: Jonathan Schmitt, Michael Sims

Most Accomplished Artist: Mariah Montague Most Innovative Artist: Cassandra Martinez Most Innovative Harmony Project: Sarah Austen Holzgrefe Best use of Color: Drew Aldredge

Outstanding Achievement in Technical Theatre: Sam Fink

Best use of Design: Sarah Austen Holzgrefe

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design: Will Jackson

Perseverance to a Project: Ashley Higgs, Weston Popp

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Engineering: Will Renner

Artistic Enthusiasm: Caroline Willhite, Jack Sims

Outstanding Grade 6 Theatre Student: Natalie Christensen Outstanding Grade 7 Theatre Student: Kyle Sims Outstanding Grade 8 Theatre Student: Anna Osborne

VISuAL ARTS Visual Arts Award: Mariah Montague The Steward School Permanent Collection: Cassandra Martinez

MVP upper School Instrumentalist: Jordan Nichols

Most Promising Newcomer: Braeden Glancy, Karen Lane

Most Improved upper School Freshman Instrumentalist: Ryan Leopold

Most Prolific Artist: Madison Borovatz

Outstanding Achievement Backstage: Kara Bright

Most Improved upper School Instrumental Jazz Soloist: David Cross and Adam Mickle

MVP Basketball Pep Band: Ben Cardwell

Best use of a Medium (upper School): Sarah Austen Holzgrefe (graphite pencil), Rachel Ragan (clay), Mariah Montague (colored pencil), Cassandra Martinez (mixed media), Lavinia Johnson (acrylic on canvas), Summer Williams (oil on canvas), Matthew Bice (pen and ink), Meg Trepp (sculpture), Tyler Ludlam (pastel), Jack Sims (printmaking)

Most Improved Artist: Royce Woolfolk Most Attention to Detail: Jack Sims Most Dedicated Artist: Logan Glancy, Mariah Montague Most Dedicated Summer Portfolio: Jack Sims

Photographer of the Year: Ashley Leahman Best Photographic Artist: Julie Iuorno Imaging Award for Artistry: Morgan Ray Best Artist in a Traditional Film Medium: Megan Frayser Professional Videography: Sean Highfill, John Keefe Photographic Artistry and Leadership: Sam Douma Art and Science Award: Dada Agbaw, Taylor Leahy Visual Poetry Award: Emily Parris Kinetic Imaging Award: Ellie Hall, Meredith Hughes Best understanding of Visual Language: Haley Cummings Artistic Innovator: Harrison Vicars Professional Photography Award: Megan Norman Imaging Award for Artistry: Kara Bright, Leslye Romero Visual Poetry Award: Caroline Curry, Elizabeth Fernandez Art and Science Award: Carter Peters Professional Imaging Award: Kevin Cameron Career Achievement: Abbey Twining

Best use of a Medium (Middle School): Elizabeth Fix (clay box), Alex Jobe (clay and paint), Liza Thompson (glass), Karen Lane (graphite pencil)


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Destined for Success one lower school destination imagination (di) team enjoyed an international experience this spring, earning a bid to attend the global finals competition in knoxville, Tennessee, in May. di is an international creative problem-solving organization, and the team named “The Whitely fox” tied for ninth place in the improvisational/ elementary category! Their challenge, called “change in realitee,” involved using plain white t-shirts and washable markers to create a skit in which they had to adapt to a dramatic change, incorporate one of six communication techniques, and create a slogan using randomly selected words—all with only five minutes of preparation time. The team consisted of fifth-graders Lilly Brand, Channing Haas, Dabney Leverty, Callen Smith, and Kylie Williams, fourth-grader Jenna Odum, and third-grader Daniel Heitman, and was managed by parents Sydney Smith and Kris Leverty. They won first place at the regional competition in March and second place at the state tournament in albemarle county in april, qualifying the team for global finals, where they placed ninth out of 60 teams from all over the world.



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Interactive Art Show The Lower School held its first-ever interactive art show! Fourth-grade students researched specific artists and recorded the information on an iPad. At the exhibit, a QR code appeared underneath each of the portraits, which had been painted by the students. Visitors who scanned the QR codes on smartphones heard reports about the artists, and thus enjoyed a multi-sensory artistic experience!

Grade 1 Play Omne Trium Perfectum The first grade play, Omne Trium Perfectum, written and directed by Monica Moehring, showed off impressive acting skills from the young actors. Omne trium perfectum is Latin for “everything that comes in threes is complete and perfect,” and it set the tone for the idea that “things happen in threes.” For example, a genie in a bottle grants three wishes, the third time’s a charm, there are three little kittens, three pigs, three bears, three stooges,…and the list of trios goes on. The show ended with a medley of songs including “Three is a Magic Number” from School House Rock and “Joy to the World” by the band Three Dog Night.

Fourth Grade Goes to Market On March 26, fourthgrade students traveled to VCU’s Siegel Center to participate in the Virginia Council on Economic Education’s Mini-Economy Market Day. Approximately 20 area schools sent young entrepreneurs to the event. Students set up storefronts on the center floor for visiting teachers, parents, peers, and judges to browse and potentially purchase homemade items with “Mini-Bucks,” the event’s currency. Steward students created their businesses earlier in the year and held an on-campus version of

Mini-Economy Market Day in February. They used those experiences to refine their businesses and items, and to finalize their best products and marketing strategies for the larger event. The event’s judges—coincidentally including Steward alumnus Frank Macrina ’93—were representatives from local and national businesses such as Martin’s, Union First Market Bank, Dominion, Merrill Lynch, and Virginia Credit Union. After an hour of selling their products and services, students went

to the stands to await the judges’ selections for outstanding and innovative products. Amongst a large pool of competition, five Steward students came away from the event with medals: Trooper Bearden for his balance boards, Hailey Wharram for her floral magnets made from aluminum soda tabs and other recyclable materials, and Grace Inge, Grace Marchetti, and Kennon Cummings for their stress balls and bracelets. Congratulations fourth graders!


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JK Waltzed, Rocked, and Tangoed in Jungle Groove

Four-Legged Friends Visit First and Second Grade On May 9, the first- and second-grade classes welcomed some special visitors. Steward parents Leslie Atkinson and Beth Scott are puppy raisers through Canine Companions for Independence (CCI), and they visited Steward to talk about the organization. Mrs. Atkinson and Mrs. Scott brought

three training dogs with them: Kern, Wiggles, and Ransom. Prior to the dogs’ visit, Lower School librarian Betty Enright read the book The Right Dog for the Job: Ira’s Path from Service Dog to Guide Dog to the first and second graders. Mrs. Enright explained the importance of being a

steward in the community and how being a puppy raiser is a great example of stewardship. The students loved playing with the puppies! After a year and a half of training each puppy, CCI provides highlytrained assistance dogs for children and adults with disabilities, free of charge.

Jungle Groove, inspired by the book Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae and dramatized by Monica Moehring, was a fantastic showcase of songs and games that JK students have experienced in their creative dramatics and theatre class throughout the past year. They told the story of Gerald, a giraffe who was trying to find his groove and learn to dance with the help of a cricket. Throughout the play, warthogs waltzed, rhinos rocked, lions tangoed, and the chimps cha-cha-ed! The show culminated with a heart-melting rendition of the hand jive. JK also had an amazing interactive dress rehearsal with their fourth-grade reading buddies from Katherine Goodpasture’s class. The experienced fourth graders were a great audience and gave JK helpful performance tips. Their final performance for parents and the school community was the perfect way to kick-off Field Day!

Grade 5 Launches Homemade Catapults in Bryan Innovation Lab As part of a study unit on motion and forces, fifth-grade students worked with partners to create their own uniquely designed miniature catapults. Students were allowed to use 20 craft sticks, ten rubber bands, tape, and glue to create their catapults. On May 17, they all went to the Bryan Lab to test their mechanisms. They launched different sized marshmallows from the catapults and participated in friendly competitions of distance and accuracy. One catapult, designed by Landon Douglas and Jack Grady, propelled a mini-marshmallow to a winning distance of 33 feet and ten inches!



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Grade 5 Science Fair and Shakespeare Day The annual fifth-grade Science Fair was held in the Bryan Innovation Lab on April 26. Fifth graders presented their projects to other Lower School students and to their own parents. For the projects, students were allowed to select any topic that incorporated the five steps of the Scientific Method: observation, hypothesis, experiment (including materials and procedures), analysis, and conclusion. The creative project topics included: measuring plant growth when “watered” with different liquids, measuring the voltage output of citrus fruits, dissolving mints in a variety of liquids, and testing cheap versus expensive make-up. Following the Science Fair, fifth graders and their parents returned to the classrooms for a Shakespearian Expo. Rotating among the classrooms, the students practiced writing some of the bard’s famous quotes with a feathered quill, creating family crests, and math games from the 1600s. The event was capped off with a birthday cake in Shakespeare’s honor.

Fourth Grade Travels Back in Time for Colonial Day The fourth grade’s annual Colonial Day was held on May 15, when students arrived for the day dressed as if it were 1613 instead of the 21st century. With guidance from their teachers, they simulated classes in a colonial schoolroom, wrote with quill pens, made horn books and cornhusk dolls/soldiers, crossstitched, cooked stew, shook butter, baked biscuits, made herb satchels, played games, and danced the Virginia Reel. It was an eye-opening experience for all!

Accelerated Readers Celebrate in Olympic Fashion On May 21, the Lower School gathered in the Lora M. Robins Theatre to celebrate the 47 students in Grades 2 through 5 who met their goals in the Accelerated Reader program. The theme of the AR program this year centered around the Olympics. When it was kicked off in September, teachers dressed in Roman attire to set

the tone. For the final awards ceremony, the Olympics had been brought to the modern era and set in London to capture the momentum of last year’s games. Lower School students acted as television broadcasters and awards ceremony ringleaders who announced that reading had been added into the Olympic Games as a sport for the first

time. The highlight of the assembly was a visit by the “Queen of England,” otherwise known as fourth-grade teacher Chris Tickle, who landed in the theatre via “parachute,” and then introduced all 47 award winners on stage. The Queen led the audience in a rendition of “We Are the Champions” and a choreographed dance to the song “Celebration.”

Second-Grade Student Runs Monument 10k and Swims in Fundraising Event in One Day! On Saturday, April 13, second-grade student Amelia Ann Callis not only ran in the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k, but also swam great distances later that day to raise money for the swimming program NOVA of Virginia Aquatics. Amelia Ann began the day running alongside her father in the race. She had previously completed a 5k and the Turkey Trot. While she was intimidated at first, Amelia Ann powered through and finished seventh in her age group! After a quick rest at home, she made her way to the NOVA Aquatics Center. Amelia Ann is a year-round competitive swimmer there, and on this particular day she was swimming for their fundraiser for a new 50m pool. Despite her exhaustion, she was more than up for the task by swimming 81 laps— congratulations Amelia Ann! Crossroads

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Congratulations to the Class of 2020


Front Row (left to right):

Second Row (left to right):

Anna Reese Richardson

Luke Tyson

Porter Lewis

Mackenzie Jones

Lilly Brand

Nicole Harrison

Landon Douglas

Harrison Johnson

Anna Luger

Kylie Williams

Dabney Leverty

Cameron Jarvandi

Matthew Cantor

Dana Alkaabi

Virginia Hopper

Olivia Koerner

Erik Engelke

Griffin Amyx

Olivia Hobbs

Gracie McLaughlin

Third Row (left to right):

Heath Humphreys

Hunter Milligan

Peyton Cioffi

Ines Stack

Mrs. Beverley Fox

Jamie Biggs

Matthew Lane

Lydia Osborne

Alex Wilkerson

Mrs. Becky Groves

Jack Grady

Mark Carnes

Caroline Moslow

Christian Andrews

Carter Hogan

Nicholas Both

Charlie Fowler

Ainsleigh Gil

Will Eiben

Channing Haas

Mr. Ron Coles

Henry Landry-Seward

James Cox

Zayd Rehman

Fourth Row (left to right):

Nik Bright

David Andrews

Michael Magnano

Callen Smith

Christian Lloyd

Anna Kilduff

Jack Ford

Elliot French


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Lower School Awards The Lower School Award: This award is voted on by the entire Lower School faculty and is presented to the fifth-grade student who best exemplifies extraordinary effort, cooperation, and school spirit. This year’s recipient is Will Eiben. Lower School Marshals: Fourth-Grade Marshals serve in an honorary role, having been selected by their teachers to escort the graduating students during the final assembly. This year’s marshals are Ashby Lambert, Dylan Murray, Caroline Ray, and Cameron Robbins. ACADEMIC AWARDS Art: Alex Wilkerson Spanish: Anna Reese Richardson Computer: Luke Tyson Library: Caroline Moslow and Jamie Biggs Music: Olivia Hobbs and Callen Smith Theatre: Dabney Leverty

P.E./Sportsmanship: Nicole Harrison and Michael Magnano President’s Physical Fitness 5-year Achievement Award: Erik Engelke, Jack Ford, Elliot French, Ainsleigh Gil, Nicole Harrison, Olivia Hobbs, Mackenzie Jones, Anna Kilduff, Olivia Koerner, Henry LandrySeward, Hunter Milligan President’s Education Award:Jamie Biggs, Lilly Brand, Matthew Cantor, Mark Carnes, Peyton Cioffi, Will Eiben, Erik Engelke, Matthew Lane, Dabney Leverty, Anna Luger, Lydia Osborne, Callen Smith, Luke Tyson, Kylie Williams Class Speaker: As outgoing Student Council President, Mark Carnes reflected on his years in Lower School. Presentation of FifthGrade Class Gift: Elliot French, Jack Grady, Dabney Leverty, and Caroline

Moslow presented the class gift, a pair of ecofriendly bird houses to be placed outside of the Bryan Innovation Lab. Student Council Recognition: Mark Carnes: President Kennedy Crook: Vice President Anna Luger: Secretary Jamie Biggs: Treasurer Cameron Jarvandi, Anna Kilduff, and Dabney Leverty, Fifth-Grade Representatives Carter Fornash, William Jones, and Saara Qureshi, Fourth-Grade Representatives Consistent Punctuality (for six years—grades K-5): Erik Engelke, Ainsleigh Gil, Nicole Harrison, Anna Kilduff, Dabney Leverty, Anna Luger Mathematics League: Luke Tyson (class winner), Lilly Brand, Will Eiben, Anna Luger, Michael Magnano, Callen Smith

Spelling Bee Winners: Grade 3: Mrs. Loyd–Alaina Jefferson; Ms. Whitely–Zoë Macgill Grade 4: Ms. Goodpasture– Anna Pastore; Mrs. Koppanyi– Mary Pastore; Mr. Tickle– Baylor McKeand Grade 5: Mr. Coles–Hunter Milligan; Mrs. Fox–Luke Tyson; Mrs. Groves– Matthew Lane Steward School Spelling Bee Winner: Baylor McKeand Oratorical Program Participants: Caroline Brumagin, Kennedy Crook, Will Elles, Olivia Hobbs, Alaina Jefferson, Henry Landry-Seward, Walker Landry-Seward, Anna Luger, Amy Mertz, Jenna Odum, Lydia Osborne, Anna Pastore, Mary Pastore, Saara Qureshi, Casie Steinfatt, Hunter Stevens, Cameron Tierney, Hailey Wharram, the entire Third Grade, and the entire Fourth Grade

Math Facts Academy Coaches: Lilly Brand, Matthew Cantor, Elyse Cram, Tyler Ernst, Elliot French, Harrison Gelber, John Wesley Hall, Grace Inge, Anna Kilduff, Ashby Lambert, Henry LandrySeward, Anna Luger, Casey McClendon, Jenna Odum, Saara Qureshi, Mimi Reynolds, Cameron Robbins, Callen Smith, Ines Stack, Joshua Stein, Casie Steinfatt, Grace Struminger, Luke Tyson Spartan Patrol: Jonah Barzel, Sophie Barzel, Caroline Brumagin, Grace Compton, Evan Dymon, Will Elles, Davis Franta, Daniel Heitman, Jackson Hill, Carter Hopp, Alaina Jefferson, Lauren Johnson, Walker Landry-Seward, Zoë Macgill, Amy Mertz, Joey Pope, Ethan Reed, Ned Simpkin-Carr, Cameron Tierney, Deming Tracy, Garrett Warman


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Creative Activities in Spanish

Seventh-Grade Science Classes Replant Retention Pond On April 15 and 16, Corbin Orgain’s Grade 7 classes went to the shallow marsh retention pond behind the Bryan Innovation Lab to replant small shrubs and native wetland plants. This exercise was guided by the Project Manager for Virginia Wetland Consulting, Billy Coward, and assisted by Steward

board member Dr. Charles Terry and Mrs. Orgain. Mr. Coward was a Visiting Innovator, who lent his skills and knowledge to our students in a practical manner to help them make connections with the Bryan Lab curriculum. Students put on their boots and waded through the water as they dug and planted

30 three-gallon wetland small shrubs and 800 two-inch herbaceous “plug” plants. This activity was the culmination of their first unit on ecology, meaning these students are the “experts” on the plantings and will observe how the pond will act as a biofilter to control runoff from the athletic fields.

Sarah Petrocelli Performs in New York City A local singing group, the Virginia Choristers, has received both national and international acclaim recently. Seventhgrader Sarah Petrocelli is a member of the Virginia Choristers and performed with the group to a sold-out audience at New York City’s Lincoln Center in Alice Tully Hall on April 27. This performance was the culmination of a year of intense work and dedication. Prior to the performance in New York, the Virginia Choristers performed live on CBS 6’s Virginia This Morning.



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In April, Middle School Spanish students spent time being creative with different hands-on projects during class. Eighth-grade students wore wacky and tacky outfits, which they explained with detailed descriptions in Spanish. Other students spent a day as meteorologists who researched the weather and created Spanish weather reports using the app called “Videolicious.”

Grade 7 Explores the American Civil War Center On May 9, the seventh-grade students traveled to the American Civil War Center at Tredegar and the IMAX Theater at the Science Museum of Virginia. The Civil War Center sits on the site of the former Tredegar Iron Works. Prior to the trip, seventh graders studied the causes of the Civil War, the soldiers who fought in the war, and the roles that Richmond, Brown’s Island, and Belle Isle played in the war. Following the museum, students had lunch, walked around Brown’s Island, viewed the artwork on the canal walk, hiked to Belle Isle, and enjoyed the scenic views of the James River.

Fabulous Field Day This year’s Field Day had it all—lighthearted competition, comedy, and fundraising! On May 22, the Middle School students enjoyed a fabulous day courtesy of teachers Christen Fratter, EJ Watkins, and Meredith Mire McGuire. The activities included an obstacle course, tug-of-war match, frisbee golf, basketball and tennis games, and flip phone scavenger hunts with faculty. One of the events also had a fundraising component—the dodgeball tournament was a fundraiser for the Virginia Home, netting over $300 to purchase new recreation equipment for the residents. The music teachers ruled the court as Sarah Cafazza’s and John McAlister’s advisory groups dominated the tournament. Mr. Watkins and teacher Wallace Inge, whose advisory groups organized the fundraiser, delivered the equipment to the Virginia Home with their advisees on May

30. In June, the residents of the Virginia Home wrote a thoughtful thank you note to the boys to express how much they are enjoying the air hockey table and boxing bag and gloves that were donated. During Field Day, theatre classes performed a series of comedy sketches. They had spent the final marking period studying comedy and learning that a good comedy works when the characters think they’re in a tragedy. Each scene featured different comedic styles including irony, tragedy, parody, satire, and slapstick. The seventhgrade students performed scenes from the play Parents Just Don’t Understand by Bryan Starchman with scenes written by Monica Moehring. The eighth graders performed a series of sketches they wrote for a collection called As the Middle School World Turns. What a variety of entertainment in one day!

Middle School Awards The Steward Award: This award is presented to the eighth-grade student who best exemplifies the characteristics of integrity, commitment to academic achievement, high moral standards, and sensitivity to others that are most desired in a Steward student. This year’s recipient is Bryce Brown. Highest Academic Average: This award is given to the member of the eighth-grade class who has the highest academic average. Congratulations to Morgan Van Davelaar. President’s Award for Academic Excellence: A national award intended to recognize academic success in the classroom, the recipients of this award must also exhibit high achievement in

reading or math on nationally-normed achievement tests. These students must demonstrate high motivation, initiative, integrity, intellectual depth, leadership qualities, and exceptional judgment. Grade 6: Abbie Campbell, Zachary Cram, Evelyn Dumeer, William Hobbs, Julia Kabbani, Morgan King, Cole Mier, Lindsay Milligan, Lexi Petronis, John Slyh Grade 7: Connor Engelke, Jessica Anne Jordan, Nikki Leopold, Esteban Marmolejo-Suarez, Connor O’Brien, Kyle Sims, Aaron Stein, Parker Wright Grade 8: Emma Campbell, Sam Fortune, Ashley Higgs, Andrea Lindgren, Tana Mardian, Dharaa

Rathi, Kendall Schroder, Morgan Van Davelaar

Frank, Logan Glancy, Anna Osborne, Gaby Ruiz

President’s Award for Academic Achievement: This award is presented to those students recognized by the faculty for working hard, persevering, giving their best effort in school, and demonstrating tremendous growth, improvement, and commitment to learning.

Grade Level Achievement Award: This award is presented to the student in each grade who, in the opinion of the faculty, has shown the greatest overall growth and improvement in all areas of school life throughout the year.

Grade 6: Trace Coles, Emma Fox, Katie Jobe, Jessie Shedden, Liam Struminger Grade 7: Elizabeth Fix, MacKenzie Grady, Lily Henderson, Molly Herring, Jill Kovach, Colin Leitch, Alex Merhige, Matthew Whelan Grade 8: Ross Arrington, Tucker Diveley, Glenn

Grade 6: Kerrington Martin Grade 7: Ryan Odibo Grade 8: Haya Alkaabi Subject Excellence Awards: These awards are presented to students who excel in the respective disciplines, as chosen by the department chairs in conjunction with the faculty. Art: Grade 6: Elizabeth Parris; Grade 7: Bailey Scott; Grade 8: Logan Glancy

Computer: Grade 6: Evelyn Dumeer; Grade 7: Molly Herring; Grade 8: Adam Kimbrough English: Grade 6: Evelyn Dumeer; Grade 7: Jessica Anne Jordan; Grade 8: Tana Mardian Foreign Language: Grade 6: Julia Kabbani; Grade 7: Nikki Leopold; Grade 8: Glenn Frank History: Grade 6: Cole Mier; Grade 7: Colin Leitch; Grade 8: Ross Arrington Mathematics: Grade 6: Zachary Cram; Grade 7: Jessica Anne Jordan; Grade 8: Morgan Van Davelaar Choral Music: Grade 6: Morgan King; Grade 7: Lily Henderson; Grade 8: Emma Campbell CONTINUED ON PAGE 25


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Congratulations to the Class of 2017


Front Row (left to right):

Connor Hughes

Berkeley Galstan

Tana Mardian

Will Harrison

Laney Williams

Morgan Van Davelaar

Cole Bassett

Mary Ann Neale

Noah Poling

Emma Zehfuss

Karen Lane

Bryce Brown

Emma Campbell

Alex Jobe

Sydney Renkenberger

Anna Osborne

Griffin Gayne

Mary Kathryn Pruett

Cory Brumagin

Chris Koerner

Camille Heywood

Jack Collier

Liza Thompson

Sam Fortune

Savannah Ford

Catie McKinnon

Matthew Sorensen

Mary McLaughlin

Gaby Ruiz

Jacqui Marchetti

Haya Alkaabi

Khaos Rannels

Dharaa Rathi

Kellie Fonville

Caroline Duley

Second row (left to right):

Jack Clifton

Glenn Frank

Adam Kimbrough

Kendall Schroder

Landon Smith

Tucker Diveley

Ashley Higgs

Cole Richardson

Logan Glancy

Patrick Leahman

Nikki Nadolski

Katherine Taylor

Thomas Kowal

Claire Xu

Cameron Armstrong

Third row (left to right):

Taylor Walker

Ross Arrington

Andrea Lindgren

Joe Beauregard

Xander Johnson

Fourth Row (left to right):

Christopher Harvill

Kip Ambrose

Davis Mohar

Matea Magnano

Jake Maynard


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Middle School Awards (Continued)

Physical Education: Grade 6: Jesse Hall and Price Stevens; Grade 7: MacKenzie Grady and Ryan Odibo; Grade 8: Tucker Diveley and Mary Ann Neale

Middle School Marshals: This honor is bestowed upon two seventh graders, who, in the opinion of the faculty, best exemplify the goals of a Steward student including taking academics seriously and contributing to the School and greater community. This year’s Marshals are Jessica Anne Jordan and Ryan Odibo.

Science: Grade 6: Gracie Goodpasture; Grade 7: Esteban Marmolejo-Suarez; Grade 8: Davis Mohar

Class Speaker: Sam Fortune gave a hilarious review of the class’s Middle School years.

Theatre: Grade 6: Natalie Christensen; Grade 7: Kyle Sims; Grade 8: Anna Osborne

Presentation of the Eighth-Grade Gift: Eighth-grade student council representatitves Bryce Brown and Mary Ann Neale presented funds to the Middle School for a TV screen to display school-day information.

Instrumental Music: Grade 6: Julia Kabbani; Grade 7: Matthew Whelan; Grade 8: Kendall Schroder

Writer’s Workshop: Grade 6: Colin Goodpasture; Grade 7: Elizabeth Fix

National Latin Exam: Cum Laude Certificate: Ross Arrington, Sam Fortune, Griffin Gayne, Dharaa Rathi Magna Cum Laude Certificate: Anna Osborne Middle School Honor Roll: By earning a B or above in each class for all marking periods and both semesters during the 2012-13 school year, these students have earned the honor of being named to the Honor Roll. Grade 6: Abbie Campbell, Trace Coles, Abby Dwelle, Michael Fortune, Emma Fox, Margaux Gaeser, William Hobbs, Julia Kabbani, Lindsay Milligan, Elizabeth Parris, Sky Price, Kristen Schlager

Grade 7: Gavin Booker, Jack Caldwell, Logan Cox, Emmie Curry, Elizabeth Fix, MacKenzie Grady, Ellen Harrell, Molly Herring, Jill Kovach, Caroline Laibstain, Ryan Odibo, Carter Patterson, Matthew Whelan, Caroline Willhite Grade 8: Haya Alkaabi, Kip Ambrose, Savannah Ford, Logan Glancy, Adam Kimbrough, Andrea Lindgren, Jacqui Marchetti, MaryAnn Neale, Gaby Ruiz, Landon Smith, Emma Zehfuss Headmaster’s List: By earning an A- or above in each of their classes for all marking periods and both semesters during the 2012-13 school year, these students have earned the honor of being

named to the year-end Headmaster’s List. Grade 6: Zachary Cram, Evelyn Dumeer, Morgan King, Cole Mier, Lexi Petronis Grade 7: Connor Engelke, Jessica Anne Jordan, Nikki Leopold, Esteban Marmolejo-Suarez, Connor O’Brien, Kyle Sims, Aaron Stein, Parker Wright Grade 8: Emma Campbell, Glenn Frank, Ashley Higgs, Connor Hughes, Tana Mardian, Anna Osborne, Dharaa Rathi, Kendall Schroder, Morgan Van Davelaar


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Hangin’ Out with Eric Cantor In May, Courtney Pochet’s AP Government classes chatted online via Google Hangout with House Majority Leader and Virginia Congressman Eric Cantor. Congressmen

Cantor spoke candidly on a number of topics ranging from his personal political experiences to bipartisanship and healthcare. Following the online meeting, Representative Cantor

posted a picture of the session with a tweet saying, “Awesome #hangout with @ StewardSchool AP Gov’t seniors this afternoon. Thanks for all the great questions!”

Headmaster’s Holiday on May 21, the seniors celebrated headmaster’s holiday starting with the annual senior Breakfast hosted by the alumni association. during that time, Dr. Rebeca Heidbreder read her famous “senior predictions” for each graduating senior. following the breakfast, headmaster Ken Seward took the seniors whitewater rafting down the James river. riverside outfitters led the group through class ii, iii, and iv rapids—it was a beautiful day on the water!



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Pinterest and Baking Clubs Join Together for Cancer Research The Upper School Pinterest and Baking Clubs cohosted a bake sale to benefit the VCU Massey Cancer Center in April. The students were inspired by the HDL, Inc. Massey Challenge through the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k race. The Massey Challenge encouraged 10k participants to raise money for cancer research while they prepared for the race. The clubs raised $125 from the sale of a variety of goodies, and proudly donated it to the cause.

Carlos Cevallos Receives 2013 Civitan Honor Key Award Congratulations to senior Carlos Cevallos for being the recipient of the 2013 Civitan Honor Key Award! He was honored with other Richmond area high school winners on May 15 at the Greater Richmond Civitan Club Honor Key Award and Banquet. The Civitan Honor Key Award is a citizenship award representing leadership, scholarship, and sportsmanship.

Mary-Kate Kelleher Named “HearthSong” Hero Mary-Kate Kelleher has been named a “HearthSong Hero” by Plow & Hearth’s HearthSong toy brand, which will be nationally launched in August. The HearthSong Hero program honors children who help other children. Mary-Kate helped bring “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” to Steward as a sophomore, and because of her initiative, the Upper School has helped fulfill many wishes of local children during the holidays. Mary-Kate’s interview will be part of the documentary on the HearthSong website when the brand kicks off, and it premiered at the film screening of Play Again this past April at Piedmont Virginia Community College.

Physics II Students Develop Computer-Intuitive “MaKey MaKey” Projects In May, Laura Akesson’s Physics II classes worked on the “MaKey MaKey” project: a brilliant circuit board designed by JoyLabz studios at MIT that allows students to invent new

ways to interact with computers. Anything conductive (play-dough, water, tin foil, a person, etc.) can be used as a space bar, arrow keys, left mouse click, and most letters on a computer keyboard.

Students made a life-size game console and a homemade joystick, used cups of water to play Tetris, and touched a friend’s hand to jump through mazes. Wow!

Blair Carnes Nominated for Richmond Times-Dispatch Scholar-Athlete of the Year Senior Blair Carnes was nominated for the annual Richmond Times-Dispatch Scholar-Athlete of the Year award. This scholarship-based award was established in 1987 and celebrates the achievements of students that excel both in the classroom and on the playing field. A total of $65,000 of scholarship money was pooled together this year for the award winners and the runners-up. Blair and the other 19 finalists were honored at a ceremonial banquet held at the Jefferson Hotel on June 3.


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Author Leigh Newman Visits Tenth Grade

Seniors Participate in Structure Determination Workshop Seniors Andrew Caldwell and Greg Lindgren, accompanied by Upper School chemistry teacher Leslie Kovach, attended the 2013 Structure Determination Workshop at the University of Richmond. They attended lectures

by chemistry professors, synthesized a compound, and tested the compound to determine its structural formula. Testing involved the use of the following techniques: nuclear magnetic resonance, ultraviolet and visible spectroscopy,

gas chromatograph and mass spectrometer, infrared spectroscopy, and melting point determination. The workshop was funded by the National Science Foundation and has been conducted at UR for many years.

Physics I Students Dissect Cow Eyeballs In an eye-opening Physics I lesson in May, students in Laura Akesson’s classes dissected cow eyeballs to enrich a unit on light, lenses, and sight. Due to the curvature of the lens, most of the cows would have had myopia (nearsightedness), but many of the eyes were misshapen from the packaging and shipping process. It was fantastic for students to see their diagrams come to life!



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Prior to studying non-fiction composition, Stephanie Arnold’s tenth-grade English class gathered in Steeber Commons on May 1 for a special guest speaker. Leigh Newman, author of Still Points North: One Alaskan Childhood, One Grown-up World, One Long Journey Home, spoke to the class and offered valuable insight into her work as a memoirist. She shared segments from her book and explained how her previous failures helped her become a stronger writer. Additionally, she gave helpful tips to the students about how ambiguity can evoke emotional responses from readers and how to focus on small, powerful details rather than broad overviews. The students were quick to pick up on the techniques and were able to point them out as Ms. Newman read excerpts from her memoir.

NHS Officers for 2013-14 Elected Congratulations to the following students who were elected to office in the National Honor Society for the 2013-2014 school year:  President: Ben Campbell  Vice President: Natalie Bendheim  Treasurer: Michael Cevallos  Secretary: Claire Kirchmier  Historian: Sarah Dickson

Royce Woolfolk Collaborates With Grammy-Winning Alumnus Art teacher Rugene Paulette, senior Royce Woolfolk, and Alumni Association President Michael Congdon ’00 met at In Your Ear Recording Studios to discuss the art and the business of the music industry. Mr. Congdon is a two-time Grammy Award winner and gave Royce and Ms. Paulette a full tour of the state-of-the-art recording studio where he has recorded many famous musicians, including R&B singer Chris Brown. After the tour, Royce put his poetry to music while Mr. Congdon accompanied him on the piano.

Wall Street Elective Hosts Financial Professionals Tom Funkhouser’s “Beginner’s Guide to Wall Street” Upper School elective class, comprised of juniors and seniors, welcomed several speakers this spring. Interactive discussions focused on the diverse professional responsibilities, career paths, and educational backgrounds of the guests. Three Steward parents spoke to the students this year: Lawrence Gray spoke about real estate finance and capital raising, Mark Dwelle gave an overview of the equity research business, and Jay Poling discussed the functions of his private banking group. All three talked about their own paths to success from college to the present. Mr. Funkhouser will offer this class again in the 2013-14 school year to provide a practical overview of the financial markets, including forces that drive the markets and financial industry careers.

Water Filter Innovation Students in Laura Akesson’s Physics I class worked on a special project to coincide with the opening of the Bryan Lab. From February through midApril, Ram Natarajan, a Steward parent and professional engineer with the city of Richmond, led students in designing and building a “pilot-scale” working model of a water filter that would be suitable for use in the Lab. He is one of Steward’s

first Innovators-inResidence and taught the students to apply what they learned in Physics class to the model by focusing on the properties of water, forces, pressure, density, speed, and flow rates based on a hydraulic system. Students gained in-depth knowledge about the process of water filtration and made mathematical calculations that would ordinarily be done by an engineer

in the process of designing and building a filtration system. With the assistance of Joe Dillow from Steward’s physical plant staff, the filtration system was built during the months of March and April. This special project among students, teachers, staff, and a visiting innovator previews the type of real-world problemsolving activities that will take place in the new Bryan Lab.

Senior Project Takes Flight Clemie Norman flew by herself, or as aviators call it “soloed,” her first airplane on Saturday, April 20. During the flight, she took off and landed three times while navigating the flight pattern at Chesterfield Airport. For her senior project, Clemie wanted to learn how to fly small aircraft, which was inspired by her grandfather, an aviation enthusiast, and her mother’s aunt, who learned to fly despite living with polio. Clemie plans to continue flying for recreation while in college at the University of Mary Washington. Congratulations Clemie! Crossroads

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classacts Sarah Austen Holzgrefe Exhibits Photography

The Honor of Field Day On May 23, Upper School Field Day served double duty as it was turned into Janet Rice Day in honor of her 33 years at Steward. Students and faculty gathered on the terrace, where Headmaster Ken Seward presented Coach Rice with a commemorative bench with the word “PLAY.” Following the presen-

tation, Bruce Secrest spoke about the value of friendship and how Coach Rice is the definition of a true friend. Upper School students, faculty, and staff wore commemorative t-shirts to celebrate the occasion. During Field Day, the students participated in egg tosses, flag football games (the juniors beat

the freshmen, and the sophomores beat the seniors), ping pong tournaments, dodgeball, tug-of-war, and a delicious lunch, as well as enjoying a movie and Jazz Band concert. Thanks to Gardner Mundy, Elizabeth Simpson, Mark Roberts, Kurt Henegan, and Bruce Secrest for organizing the fun!

Women’s History Month Speaker On March 27, Dr. Courtenay Leahman, VCU Medical Center ER doctor and Steward parent, spoke to female Upper School students for Women’s History Month about what it’s like to be a woman in the medical field. Her discussion with the students began with a historical overview of women in the medical field and the struggles they faced. While there have been great improvements and more women are studying medicine today than ever before, Dr. Leahman stressed that a “glass ceiling” still exists, which impedes the professional development of female doctors. Through perseverance and exemplary skill, Dr. Leahman and her female colleagues are consistently making efforts to knock down this ceiling. Her success story is a lesson in dedication and an inspiration for young women to be fearless in an ever-changing society.



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Senior artist Sarah Austen Holzgrefe exhibited her work in the Upper School’s Cosby Hall Gallery throughout the month of May. The title of her exhibit was “Ten Block Radius,” and it displayed photography taken in Sarah Austen’s neighborhood in the Fan. Sarah Austen explained her work: “These photographs illustrate my experience growing up in the Fan…all taken within ten blocks of where I live. Included are pictures of my neighbors, family, and what I have seen over the past 18 years. Each person and place has a story. These stories have taught me many lessons that have contributed to my growth and understanding of the world.”

Senior Andrew Caldwell Receives Lexus of Richmond Pursuit of Perfection Award Congratulations to senior Andrew Caldwell for being named as the recipient of the Lexus of Richmond Pursuit of Perfection award for week #27! Each week, Lexus of Richmond recognizes one exceptional high school senior scholar-athlete for outstanding achievements and hard work in the classroom and on the field. During the week he was honored, Andrew was interviewed on television station WRLH FOX’s News At Ten program, on Richmond’s Morning News with Jimmy Barrett on radio station WRVA 1140, and on Sports Radio 910. At the end of May, all weekly award recipients from area high schools were honored at a banquet where the head coach of mens basketball at UVA, Tony Bennett, was the keynote speaker. He delivered an inspiring message centered on the five pillars that serve as the foundation for his team at UVA: humility, passion, unity, servanthood, and thankfulness. Congratulations Andrew!

Where Are They Headed?

College choices by the Class of 2013 (as of May 2013) Adele Agbaw Elon University Drew Aldredge Longwood University Henry Bassett University of Mary Washington Luke Boschen University of Mississippi Archer Brill Wofford College Ryan Burnett Swarthmore College Mason Butler Christopher Newport University Andrew Caldwell Washington and Lee University David Carl University of South Carolina Blair Carnes University of Southern California Carlos Cevallos University of Richmond Claire Culbertson Christopher Newport University Sarah Curlee Bridgewater College Jack Dennis Christopher Newport University Sam Douma Savannah College of Art and Design

Maclaine Ellis James Madison University Sam Fink College of Charleston Katherine Fore University of South Carolina Elizabeth Gooding John Tyler Community College Kiera Hintz University of Kentucky Sarah Austen Holzgrefe Virginia Tech Lauren Hughes Virginia Tech Liza Jones College of Charleston Myia Jones North Carolina Agricultural &Technical State University Ana Leahy Christopher Newport University Chris Leavitt University of Mississippi Parker Leep Virginia Military Institute Stephanie Legg University of Virginia Charlotte Levering Furman University Greg Lindgren University of Virginia

Courtland Lyle University of Mary Washington Omid Mahban James Madison University Ann Marchetti Clemson University Macky Marcia University of Tennessee-Knoxville Ross Meade University of Alabama Conner Melton Old Dominion University Mariah Montague Savannah College of Art and Design Michelle Napper Pace College (NYC) Addison Nichols Hampden-Sydney College Clemie Norman University of Mary Washington Cameron O’Connor Wofford College Morgan Penberthy Wake Forest University David Pierce Roanoke College Saskia Price Virginia Commonwealth University Ibad Rehman Old Dominion University

Christian Rennie Elon University Emily Robinson New York University Jacob Roca Virginia Commonwealth University Adam Shor James Madison University Michael Sims Virginia Military Institute Jung Heui So Boston University Yvonne Taylor Christopher Newport University Mark Tharp University of Mississippi Peter Thomas St. Joseph’s University (Philadelphia) Abbey Twining Radford University Michael Waddell Christopher Newport University Mary Leigh White James Madison University Royce Woolfolk Old Dominion University Perry Zakaib Randolph-Macon College Ben Zoghby McDaniel College


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Congratulations to the Class of 2013


Front Row (left to right):

Sarah Curlee

Morgan Penberthy

Royce Woolfolk

Sam Fink

Elizabeth Gooding

Blair Carnes

Ana Leahy

Michael Sims

Ben Zoghby

Yvonne Taylor

Adele Agbaw

Mariah Montague

Christian Rennie

Omid Mahban

Claire Culbertson

Second Row (left to right):

Myia Jones

Ryan Burnett

Mason Butler

Charlotte Levering

Addison Nichols

Saskia Price

Andrew Caldwell

Peter Thomas

Emily Robinson

Sarah Austen Holzgrefe

Third Row (left to right):

Jung Heui So

Parker Leep

Stephanie Legg

Ann Marchetti

Ibad Rehman

Jacob Roca

David Pierce

Liza Jones

Maclaine Ellis

Perry Zakaib

Carlos Cevallos

Cameron O’Connor

Sam Douma

Lauren Hughes

Greg Lindgren

Michael Waddell

David Carl

Kiera Hintz

Katherine Fore

Luke Boschen

Jack Dennis

Conner Melton

Macky Marcia

Clemie Norman

Mark Tharp

Fourth Row (left to right):

Adam Shor

Abbey Twining

Archer Brill

Henry Bassett

Ross Meade

Courtland Lyle

Mary Leigh White

Michelle Napper

Drew Aldredge

Chris Leavitt


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Commencement Awards Presentation of the Class of 2013 Gift to the School: Michael Sims, Senior Class President, presented Headmaster Ken Seward with money to buy furniture for the senior lounge. Graduation Speakers (chosen by the senior class): Michelle Napper and Ryan Burnett. The K-12 “Lifer” Award (recognizes those seniors who have attended Steward since kindergarten): Liza Jones, Ana Leahy, Mariah Montague, Cameron O’Connor, and Mary Leigh White. Earlier this year, the Spartan Club Board voted to rename the Spartan Club Scholarship Award in honor of Ms. Janet R. Rice in recognition of the

many years of dedication and devotion to her students and to the School. The Janet Rice Spartan Club Scholarship Award: This honor is given to student athletes who are recognized for major team contributions, who have inspired fellow teammates, who have made significant contributions to the School community, and who have demonstrated leadership qualities: Mary Leigh White and Parker Leep. The Brantley Blair Scott Leadership Award: This award is given to the student or students who have demonstrated an appreciation of The Steward School mission, an involvement in extracurricular activities both

at School and in the community, enthusiastic school spirit, and the ability to accept additional leadership: Ryan Burnett and Maclaine Ellis. The Ian M. Coddington Award: This award honors Upper School teacher, coach, and Dean of Students Ian Coddington, who retired after 26 years at Steward. The Coddington Award is given annually to a member of the senior class for whom the decision to enroll at Steward was key to better achieving his or her potential and who has shown the most academic, social, or behavioral growth since his or her arrival. This senior exemplifies positive attitude, integrity, honesty, and dependability: Perry Zakaib.

The B. Lee Healey Award: This recognition is given in honor of the service and dedication of Upper School Division Assistant, Lee Healey, to the member of the senior class who exhibits excellent character and reflects Lee’s values and the philosophy of Steward, demonstrating care for oneself, for others, for the School community, and for a cause larger than oneself: Katherine Fore. The Michelle AndersonHaigler Performing Arts Scholarship: This award is given by Bonnie Anderson to the student who most exemplifies the enthusiasm for performing and the love of music that characterized Michelle Anderson-Haigler, a member of the Class of 1991: Ana Leahy.

The James Vawter Buis Athletic Scholarship: This award is given in memory of James V. Buis, Class of 1992, to a junior or senior in good academic standing who has made a significant impact on the athletic program at The Steward School: David Pierce. The Stephen Daniel Pless Award: This recognition is given annually to that senior who, in the opinion of the faculty, best exemplifies in his or her life at Steward, the spirit and perseverance demonstrated by former student Stephen Daniel Pless: Ana Leahy.



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The Carolyn R. Brandt Alumni Award: This award is given in honor of Carolyn Brandt in recognition of her dedication to and love of all Steward students: Sarah Austen Holzgrefe The Faculty Award: This honor is presented annually to those members of the senior class whose unique combination of positive qualities makes them a joy to teach and a source of inspiration for the faculty: Andrew Caldwell, Carlos Cevallos, Charlotte Levering, Emily Robinson, Michael Sims, and Jung Heui So The Academic Award: This honor is awarded by Upper School faculty to those members of the senior class whose outstanding academic achievement places them in the top 10% of the class: Andrew Caldwell,



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Blair Carnes, Stephanie Legg, Charlotte Levering, Emily Robinson, and Jung Heui So The Dixon Award: Named in honor of the late Helen F. Dixon, founder of The Steward School, this award is presented annually to the member of the senior class who has made outstanding contributions to all phases of The Steward School. Mrs. Dixon’s granddaughter, Beth Dixon ’08, was present for the ceremony and presented the award: Morgan Penberthy The Headmaster’s Award: This honor is presented annually by the Headmaster of the School. The criteria for receiving this award cannot be measured. The award itself cannot be sought. The criteria are subtle for they reflect the

collective heart of the senior class. These are individuals who have done what they have done, not for awards or recognition, but for the satisfaction that comes from doing something as well as one can, just for the sheer joy of being fully present and engaged in the moment, of being utterly one’s self: Jacob Roca and Ben Zoghby

uPPER SCHOOL AWARDS: EXTRA-CuRRICuLAR Admissions Ambassadors: The Admissions Ambassadors are students who were selected by the Admissions staff and the Upper School administration to represent Steward during Admissions events. These students exemplify the spirit of the School in attitude, academics, and/ or leadership abilities:

Grade 9: Josiah Armstrong, Owen Carter, Katherine Chambers, Caroline Curry, Andrew Farlow, Ellie Hall, Meredith Hughes, Avery Maestrello, Leslye Romero, Andrea Schwartz, Meg Trepp Grade 10: Lucy Davis, Carolyn DeCredico, Nic Enright, Will Farmer, Matthew Gelber, Braeden Glancy, Henry Harrell, Lydia Heitman, Allison Mitchell, Blair Moring, Emily Parris, Jackson Pieters, Jack Sims, Jack Trepp, Sam Trepp Grade 11: GJ Apostle, Lindsey Lubin, Cassandra Martinez, Craig McLane, Jimmy Phelan, Hailey Marie Ragan Grade 12: Andrew Caldwell, Maclaine Ellis, Katherine Fore, Kiera Hintz, Ana Leahy, Parker Leep, Stephanie Legg, Charlotte Levering, Macky Marcia, Michelle Napper, Morgan Penberthy, Emily Robinson, Michael Sims, Mark Tharp

Student Philanthropy Initiative (SPI): This unique group of juniors and seniors serve as representatives of the Development Office and the Alumni Association. Philanthropy begins before a student graduates from Steward, and these young men and women were successful in increasing philanthropic awareness among their peers. These students are also instrumental in fostering a closer relationship with the Alumni Association: Grade 11: Maclaine Ellis (Co-Chair), Greg Lindren, Morgan Penberthy, Jacob Roca, Michael Sims, Mark Tharp (Co-Chair) Grade 12: Natalie Bendheim, Ben Campbell, Michael Cevallos, Clara Cooke, Bryce D’Surney, MaryKate Kelleher, Claire Kirchmier, Lindsey Lubin, Jimmy Phelan, Morgan Schroder, Chloe Staples

International Student Ambassadors: This small group is charged with welcoming new international students into our community. These students are responsible for assisting international students with geographical, cultural, language, and academic transitions. The ambassadors plan and organize orientations, meals, and social/cultural events with the international students: Katherine Fore and Morgan Penberthy Student Council Association (SCA): Officers: Maclaine Ellis (President), Mary Leigh White (Vice President), Anna Fuhr (Secretary), and Stephanie Legg (Treasurer) Representatives: Grade 9: Dada Agbaw, Danny Kovach, and Mason Patrick

Grade 10: Carolyn DeCredico, Ashley Leahman, Allison Mitchell, and Jack Sims Grade 11: Susan Mire and Morgan Schroder Grade 12: Ross Meade ABCD Award: Each year, a member of the SCA is chosen by the officers, representatives, and sponsor to receive a special award for service above and beyond the call of duty: Maclaine Ellis ABCD Faculty Hall of Fame Award: This award, sponsored by the SCA, is voted on by the Upper School student body for the teacher whom they feel has gone above and beyond the call of duty: Leslie Kovach Steward Leadership Council: This committee consists of each class’s president and vice president, who are expected to be

the model citizens and leaders of the Upper School: Forrest Andrews, Anna Fuhr, Jack Fulton, Avery Maestrello, Mason Mire, Jacob Roca (Vice President), Michael Sims (President), Jack Trepp Student Life Committee: This group consists of faculty and selected students from each grade who meet every other week to discuss student life in the Upper School. Issues that are addressed and discussed during the meetings could include academics, student life, behavior, school spirit, student morale, student leadership, and student relationships. The committee is a place to voice concerns, express ideas, and/or offer suggestions: Owen Carter, Caroline Curry, Jay Charity, Meghan Petrocelli, Natalie Bendheim, Will Grattan, Michelle Napper, and Mark Tharp

upper School Honor Council: Students on the Honor Council are held in the highest esteem by their peers for their integrity and honesty. They embody all of the standards, principles, and responsibilities of the School: Andrew Caldwell, Ben Campbell, Matthew Gelber, Lindsey Lubin (Vice President), Morgan Penberthy (President), Meg Trepp, Sam Trepp Outstanding Beadle: Steward School Beadles work in the Upper School by performing tasks for many people and accomplishing these duties in a cheerful and respectful manner. The award is given to one student who stands out in his or her service to the School: Ana Leahy

SPECIAL AWARDS Alumni Association Scholarship: This award is presented to a member of the junior class for his or her outstanding service to the School and community. This year, the recipient is Hailey Marie Ragan. Carolyn R. Brandt Scholarship Award: This award was established in honor of Carolyn R. Brandt to recognize an outstanding Upper School student who best exemplifies the qualities of an exemplary Steward student. The ideal candidate is a student whose contributions in the classroom and larger school community make him or her a true Steward success story. This year’s recipient is Morgan Schroder. CONTINUED ON PAGE 36


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Junior Marshals: It is a tradition at the Baccalaureate and Graduation ceremonies for the faculty and seniors to process and be led by two juniors. The honor of serving as junior marshal goes to two students, who, in the opinion of the faculty, best exemplify the goals of a Steward student, who take academics seriously, and who contribute to the School and greater community. This year’s Marshals are Ben Campbell and Michael Cevallos. Nolde Scholarship: This scholarship was established by Mr. and Mrs. John A. Nolde and their daughter, Mary Harvard Nolde ‘93, to recognize a student with demonstrated leadership qualities who is very involved in extracurricular activities. This student embodies the



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spirit and enthusiasm of The Steward School. This year’s recipient is Will Farmer. RECOGNITION IN THE RICHMOND COMMuNITY RichmondTimes-Dispatch/ Sports Backers ScholarAthlete of the Year: Each year, the Athletic Department nominates two athletes to the Richmond Times-Dispatch to receive this award. These students are recognized for demonstrating qualities that exemplify exceptional performance and leadership in the classroom, as well as on and off the field or court. The TimesDispatch recognized these students and their peers in a feature article during Memorial Day weekend. This year’s recipients are Andrew Caldwell and Blair Carnes.

Richmond Alumnae Panhellenic Association Book Awards Program: This award is given by the local chapter of the National Panhellenic Association, which is comprised of alumnae members from 26 Greek sororities. In Greek life for women on college campuses, many characteristics are valued—service, scholarship, leadership, good character, friendship, and mutual respect. The book award is given to a junior female student who participates in philanthropic and community service, is an academic achiever, and exhibits a positive attitude. This year’s recipient is Mary-Kate Kelleher. Civitan Honor Key Award: This honor is presented by the Greater Richmond Civitan Club to a senior whose qualities

of leadership, scholarship, and sportsmanship best combine in one individual the characteristics of exemplary citizenship. It is given to students at Richmond area high schools, who are recognized at an awards banquet and compete for the Citizenship Award Scholarship. This year, The Steward School was represented by Carlos Cevallos. Daughters of American Revolution Good Citizen Award: The Good Citizen Award process involves faculty nomination of three members of the senior class, followed by class voting for one of the three nominated students, who, in their opinion, meets the award criteria. This student is deemed to be patriotic and dependable, possesses leadership skills, and is involved in community

service. The award was presented in February at the Old Dominion DAR chapter luncheon commemorating George Washington’s birthday to Parker Leep. Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY): A certificate of recognition is presented to the sophomores who, in the opinion of the faculty, demonstrate great leadership potential and an interest in community service. In addition to developing an understanding of leadership and identifying their own leadership strengths, the HOBY Ambassadors are challenged to complete a minimum of 100 hours of volunteer service annually. In June, they attended the HOBY regional workshop that included young leaders from throughout Virginia. The Steward School was

represented by Zach Beigel and Meghan Petrocelli. Interfaith Council of Greater Richmond Award: The Brotherhood/ Sisterhood Youth Award recognizes a student for outstanding qualities of character and for fostering good relationships among different races, religions, and nationalities, thus improving human relations and intergroup understanding among her fellow students. This year’s award recipient is Michelle Napper. WRIC Best of the Class of 2013: This award is given annually to the senior whose academic performance places him or her at the top of the graduating class. WRICTV Channel 8, the ABC affiliate television station for the Richmond market, did a film segment in June

honoring these outstanding students from the Richmond area. The Steward School was represented by Andrew Caldwell. COLLEGE AND uNIVERSITY RECOGNITION College of William & Mary Leadership Award: This award is presented to the rising senior who best exemplifies the spirit of The Steward School— inspirational leadership, outstanding scholarship, and unwavering loyalty to the Upper School and community. In addition to this certificate and commendation, William & Mary honors all award recipients with a pewter medallion, which is similar to a medallion worn by graduating W&M senior leaders. It is the College’s hope that this tradition will represent the award recipient’s

dedication to The Steward School community: Michael Cevallos Hollins university Creative Writing Book Award: Hollins College recognizes a sophomore or junior girl with a 3.2 or higher GPA, who, in the judgment of her English teachers, has shown a serious interest in writing poems, fiction, or creative non-fiction and has produced original work of good quality in one or more of these forms. The recipient automatically receives an Alumnae Referral Scholarship towards her first year’s tuition if she chooses to enroll and a scholarship toward the Hollins Summer Program: Clara Cooke Jefferson Book Award: The Richmond Chapter of the University of Virginia Alumni Association presents this award to a

student who embodies the Renaissance characteristics which Thomas Jefferson possessed. This student is a leader in the classroom in terms of the rigor of his course load and in the enthusiasm with which learning is embraced: Ben Campbell Randolph College Classics Book Award: This award is presented to an outstanding junior for his or her achievements in Classics. The award includes the book Gildersleeve’s Latin Grammar, a reference book that Classicists have been using since 1895, and a renewable scholarship for Randolph College in Lynchburg, Virginia should the student enroll: Will Grattan

Randolph College Book Award: Randolph’s Richmond Alumnae Chapter presents this award to a junior who is selected for his or her achievements in academic excellence and leadership. The book, The Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art: 1911-2011, An Illustrated Timeline, was prepared principally by four Randolph students to celebrate the 100th anniversary of a major art exhibition at the college. In addition to the book, the recipient of this award automatically qualifies for a renewable merit scholarship if the student is accepted to Randolph College: Claire Kirchmier CONTINUED ON PAGE 38


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A Graduation Tradition At commencement, members of the faculty, staff, Board of Trustees, and Foundation Board of Directors come center stage to present their children with their diplomas. 1. Liza Jones with father Catesby Jones (Faculty) 2. Omid Mahban with mother Afi Farjadi (Nurse)








3. Morgan Penberthy with mother Kim Penberthy (Board of Trustees) 4. Yvonne Taylor with mother Mary Ann Taylor (Faculty) 5. Maclaine Ellis with mother Peyton Ellis (Bookstore)


6. Ana Leahy with mother Charlene Wilton (Staff) 7. Mark Tharp with father Brian Tharp (Foundation Board of Directors) 8. Abbey Twining with mother Susan Cramer Twining ’84 (Board of Trustees)

Randolph-Macon College Book Award: This award is presented to a junior who best exemplifies the qualities of character, leadership, and academic excellence—qualities which give promise that the recipient will, in the liberal arts tradition of Randolph-Macon College, meet life’s challenges with confidence, enthusiasm, and ethical awareness. The student will receive a copy of The Best Advice I Ever Got by Katie Couric who was the 2013 commencement speaker at Randolph-Macon College’s graduation ceremony: Natalie Bendheim university of Rochester Bausch and Lomb Honorary Science Award: This award is presented to a junior who is recognized for high achievement and rigor in science classes



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and who demonstrates exceptional promise in the sciences. The winner will be automatically considered for a renewable scholarship: Ben Campbell university of Rochester Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony Award in Humanities and Social Sciences: This award is given to a junior who exhibits leadership, a demonstrated commitment to understanding and addressing difficult social issues, dedication to community action, and outstanding academic achievement in the humanities and social sciences. The winner will be automatically considered for a renewable scholarship: Cassandra Martinez university of Rochester George Eastman Young Leaders Award: The Eastman Kodak Company and the University of

Rochester sponsor the George Eastman Young Leaders Award, an international program that recognizes outstanding achievement by high school juniors in leadership at school and in the community, in academics, and in extra-curricular activities. The winner will automatically be considered for a renewable scholarship: Lindsey Lubin West Point Leadership Award: This award is given by the West Point Society of Richmond to a rising senior who has exhibited exceptional performance in the areas of academics, athletics, community service, good citizenship, and leadership: Craig McLane ACADEMIC AWARDS Headmaster’s List Congratulations to the following students, who— by getting an A- or above

in each of their classes for all marking periods and both semesters during the 2012-23 school year— have earned the honor of being on the year-end Headmaster’s List. Grade 9: Jonathan Beigel, Ally Dods, Meredith Hughes, and Dan Kovach Grade 10: Zach Beigel, Bowen Chen, Megan Frayser, Matthew Gelber, Jack Sims, and Virginia Villani Grade 11: Lexi Chen Grade 12: Andrew Caldwell, Blair Carnes, and Stephanie Legg Honor Roll Congratulations to the following students who earned a B- or above in each class for all marking periods and both semesters during the 2012-23 school year and are named to the Honor Roll.

Grade 9: Mary Madison Andrews, Josiah Armstrong, Caroline Curry, Baker Dewey, Ellie Hall, Julie Iuorno, Taylor Leahy, Ryan Leopold, Nico Martinez, Theron Powell, Morgan Ray, Gray Redmond, Leslye Romero, Andrea Schwartz, Meg Trepp, Harrison Vicars, Anna Woodfin Grade 10: Matt Bush, Conor Frydenborg, Henry Harrell, Lydia Heitman, Ashley Leahman, Meghan Petrocelli, Jackson Pieters, Elise Taylor, Jack Trepp, Sam Trepp, Sabrina Yang, Joshua Zhou Grade 11: Forrest Andrews, Ben Campbell, Benjamin Cardwell, Michael Cevallos, Bryce D’Surney, Sarah Dickson, Anna Fuhr, Will Grattan, Lewis Gray, Erin Huang, Mary-Kate Kelleher, Claire Kirchmier, Lindsey Lubin, Craig McLane, Susan Mire, Robert Thompson, Frank Wang, Serin Yu, Helen Zhang

Grade 12: Adele Agbaw, Carlos Cevallos, Sarah Curlee, Maclaine Ellis, Kiera Hintz, Sarah Austen Holzgrefe, Parker Leep, Ann Marchetti, Macky Marcia, Michelle Napper, Morgan Penberthy, Saskia Price, Emily Robinson, Jung Heui So, Royce Woolfolk, Perry Zakaib President’s Awards Program for Outstanding Academic Excellence: This award is presented to seniors who demonstrate high motivation, initiative, integrity, intellectual depth, leadership qualities, and/or exceptional judgment: Adele Agbaw, Ryan Burnett, Andrew Caldwell, Blair Carnes, Carlos Cevallos, Maclaine Ellis, Sarah Austen Holzgrefe, Liza Jones, Parker Leep, Stephanie Legg, Charlotte Levering, Greg Lindgren, Courtland Lyle, Ann Marchetti, Mariah Montague, Morgan Penberthy, Saskia Price,

Emily Robinson, Michael Sims, Jung Heui So, Yvonne Taylor, and Ben Zoghby President’s Education Awards Program for Outstanding Academic Achievement: These students are recognized by the faculty for giving their best effort in school and for their tremendous growth, improvement, and commitment to learning: Sam Douma, Lauren Hughes, Omid Mahban, Michelle Napper, Mark Tharp, and Mary Leigh White National Latin Exam Awards: The American Classical League and National Junior Classical League present certificates of merit in recognition of outstanding performance on the National Latin Examination. Cum Laude certificates are presented to Jackson Pieters and Virginia Turpin; Maxima

Cum Laude certificates and silver medals are presented to Mary Madison Andrews and Ryan Leopold; and Summa Cum Laude certificate and a gold medal are presented to Dan Kovach. Departmental Book Awards: Each award is presented to a student who achieved excellence in a particular discipline and reflected an interest and enthusiasm above and beyond the norm. English: Emily Robinson Visual Arts: Mariah Montague Performing Arts: Liza Jones Foreign Language: Ryan Burnett Social Studies: Parker Leep Mathematics: Jung Heui So Science: Andrew Caldwell


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Varsity Baseball Steward’s baseball team had another banner season despite missing out on an elusive state championship. The Spartans fell in the state semi-finals, but finished the season with a 15-3 overall record and five players chosen for the 2013 VISAA Division 2 All-State Baseball team. Congratulations to seniors Drew Aldredge, Ryan Burnett, Michael Sims, and Royce Woolfolk, and sophomore Nic Enright for being chosen to represent Steward on the various state team squads. On their path to victory, the Spartans defeated all the area private schools including VISAA Division I state champ St. Christopher’s, as well as Benedictine, Collegiate, and Trinity. Nic’s accomplishments on the field earned him the title of Richmond Times-Dispatch “Athlete of the Week” in May.

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Varsity Boys Tennis The varsity boys tennis team completed its third season under the tutelage of Coach Kurt Hammerschmidt with a 9-6 record overall. The Spartans returned five starters from last season’s state championship appearance team and were poised to make a run this season as well. For the third straight year, the Spartans earned a VISAA Division II State Tournament berth, drawing the #5 seed. They traveled to Warrenton, Virginia, to take on undefeated #4 Highland. The Spartans finished singles at a 3-3 tie, with senior Andrew Caldwell, sophomore Jack Sims, and junior Tyler Miracle winning singles matches. In an extremely close match, Andrew came from behind to win 11-9. In doubles, Jack teamed up with sophomore Mark Leopold to win #3 doubles, but the team ultimately fell to Highland School 5-4. Jack Sims led the way, accumulating over 10 singles victories for three straight seasons. Senior trio David Carl, Luke Boschen, and Andrew Caldwell graduated as one of the most

successful classes in Steward tennis history, teaming up to give Steward a 35-12 record over the past three seasons. In only three years, Coach Hammerschmidt has taken the Steward tennis program to new heights, so much so that the Richmond Tennis Association posted an online article about his accomplishments in April.

Varsity Boys Lacrosse The varsity boys lacrosse team made its third consecutive state tournament appearance under first-year coach Kurt Henegan. The Spartans started the season at 5-1 before injuries began to take a toll on the team. They picked up their final victory over Nansemond Suffolk Academy and were seeded eighth in the state tournament. They lost to #1 Covenant, but had battled through a tough season to finish 6-6 overall.

Varsity Girls Lacrosse The girls lacrosse team showed promise as one of the youngest teams in school history. Although the

team featured only three upperclassmen, it picked up impressive victories over tough competitors VES and St. Gertrude’s. The future looks bright, however, as everyone on the team is eligible to return for next season. Under coaches Christina D’Angelo and Christen Fratter, three players were selected for the state tournament. Junior Cabell Harper was one of 17 players selected for the VISAA Division II All-State first team by a committee comprised of individuals from the entire state. She is the first Steward girls lacrosse player to earn a place on the Mid-Atlantic Official Seal Logo national team in more than 10 years. In addition, freshmen Meredith Hughes and Mackenzie Carnes were selected for the VISAA Division II All-State second team for their achievements on the field this year. One of the more emotional games of the season came on March 23 at the Steward Invitational. All of the teams in attendance that day wore crimson and gold ribbons in support of the Seton Hill women’s lacrosse team following a tragic accident a week earlier when three people—including a coach— died on the way to a game in Pennsylvania.

Varsity Girls Tennis The varsity girls tennis team completed its first undefeated season, finishing 9-0. The group was led by a quartet of seniors—Maclaine Ellis, Sarah Austen Holzgrefe, Lauren Hughes, and Mary Leigh White. The team’s biggest wins came over Goochland High School, which only lost two games during the regular season before falling in its regional finals. Freshman Andrea Schwartz won every singles match she played during the season.

Varsity Girls Soccer The varsity girls soccer team compiled a 7-9 overall record this past season. The Schroder sisters, junior Morgan and eighth-grader Kendall, led the way offensively, and Morgan was selected for the All-LIS team for the third straight year and to the All-State team for the first time. Morgan led her team in goals and assists and stood out as one of the top players in one of the best leagues in Virginia, finishing the season with 12 goals and 17 assists. Senior Kiera Hintz helped on offense this season as well.


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Varsity Golf

JV Baseball

The varsity golf team finished in fourth place in the VISAA Division II State Golf Tournament, only 10 strokes behind state champion Greenbrier Christian. The Spartans were led by freshman Owen Carter, who shot a 74 (two over par) at Lake Chesdin to finish second in Division 2 and fourth overall in Divisions 1 & 2. Team members Jack Dennis and Cameron Bachman each shot an 85 at the state tournament. Congratulations to the boys and Coach Catesby Jones on a fantastic season!

Having coached baseball at other schools for many years, Coach Doug Patterson joined Steward this year and was extremely pleased with his team’s record of 8-5. Of their five losses, they lost four by one run and usually had runners waiting on bases when the games ended. “We were in every game we played,” Coach Patterson said. After losing a game early in the season to Miller School, the team turned around and won six games straight, according to the coach. More than anything, he was impressed with his players’ maturity and display of respect and was grateful for the chance to work with Bruce Secrest. Coach Patterson’s leaders on the field were freshman BK Stancil and sophomore John Keefe, both of whom provided guidance for the team.

MIDDLE SCHOOL AND JV SPORTS JV Golf The JV golf team set a Steward School record with a 6-3-1 season. They were led by eighth-grader Patrick Leahman in the #1 spot who played against the best golfers and “always did a great job,” in the words of Coach Stephen King. In addition, the coach adds that sixth-grader Julia Kabbani, who joined the team with no experience, learned the game and was able to contribute to one of the team’s wins. The highlight of the season was the final match against Collegiate, a team that had beaten Steward by 20 strokes earlier in the year. Coach King reports, “We were dead even with them after 7 holes when weather forced us to stop. The kids all did a fantastic job!”



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Middle School Baseball The Middle School baseball team had a winning season with a respectable 5-2-1 record, and Coach Jeff Fratter says that there were many individual and team successes along the way during practice and games. He was very proud of many moments: the way the experienced players helped new players with specific techniques, the way a player coming off an injury (having missed half the season) accepted the bunt sign from the coaches and executed a picture perfect

sacrifice bunt, and the way that his players were good sports even when they were on the losing end. One of the season’s highlights was a come-back victory against an older, more experienced Collegiate team in which Steward scored eight runs in the top of the seventh inning to ensure the win. More than anything, the coach was impressed with the character of his players, and he guided the team under the principle, “Talent will get you to first base, but character will carry you home.” Several of his stand-out seventh-grade players were Aaron Stein, who showed incredible work effort and a positive approach, Gavin Booker, who served as the player coach on the field, and Logan Cox, who got key hits, made great fielding plays, and served as an excellent catcher and pitcher.

Middle School Boys Lacrosse The Middle School boys lacrosse team had an outstanding season, finishing with a 17-4 record, a tournament win at the Ware Academy Invitational, and a

runner-up victory at the Grizzly Invitational at Grymes Memorial School. Under Coaches Tom Funkhouser and EJ Watkins, 33 boys of all sizes and ability levels comprised the team. Cocaptain Thomas Kowal, an eighth-grader, was a leader throughout the season and was named the Ware tournament MVP. Firstyear player Ryan Odibo, a seventh-grader, was the team’s most improved player, using his speed and athleticism to become the team’s fourth highest scorer with 13 goals and six assists. Sixth-grader Sam Popp showed outstanding commitment to the team, hard work, and constant positive contributions on and off the field. Attackmen Kowal and seventh-grader Gray Hathaway were the top scorers, tied at 47 goals and nine assists each, followed by eighth-grader Jack Clifton with 23 goals and three assists. Co-captain eighthgrader Will Harrison led the veteran starting defense who, along with goalie eighthgrader Davis Mohar, held opponents to just 5.5 goals per game.

Middle School Girls Lacrosse The Middle School girls lacrosse team finished the season with a perfect record of 12-0. First-year coaches Lisa Moore and Christen Fratter led the girls in a few close games, including an overtime win against Fredericksburg Academy and a one-goal game against Collegiate, in addition to several big wins. They participated in the Ware Academy Invitational and won both games there against Ware Academy and Walsingham Academy. Seventh-grader Caroline Laibstain was MVP for the season, seventh-grader Caitlin Allocca received the Coaches Award, and the Most Improved Award went to sixth-grader Evelyn Dumeer.

Middle School Girls Soccer The Middle School girls soccer team welcomed a new coach this season, Carrie Proost, and she challenged the girls at a new level. They trained hard in pre-season to prepare for big games like Collegiate and Fredericksburg Academy. Unfortunately, many games were cancelled due to weather or scheduling conflicts, but the team finished its season with a fantastic record of 7-11. Their only loss was the game against Collegiate, when they were down one player. Against a tough Fredericksburg Academy team, the game ended in a 2-2 tie. One of the team’s key contributors was sixth-grader Lilli Marcia. Correction: On page 45 of the spring issue of Crossroads, we inadvertently listed the wrong girls JV basketball player who scored 12 points per game. Seventhgrader Madison O’Neil led the team in scoring with over 12 points per game. Congratulations, Madison. We apologize for the error.


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Select Students play rounds of Golf in St. Andrews, Scotland In November, tenth-grader Cameron Bachman, ninth-grader Owen Carter, and twelfth-grader Jack Dennis were selected to play in the American High School Golf Championship at St. Andrews. On June 22, golf coach Catesby Jones, Cameron, Owen, and Owen’s father, Tim, traveled to Scotland for the tournament. Although Jack was accepted to play in the tournament, he was unfortunately not able to participate. The tournament was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for these young golfers. They competed on some of the world’s best courses and against some of the best players in their age group. Held in and around St. Andrews, Scotland, the program consisted of three rounds on courses where the legends of golf built their reputations. After the first two rounds, Cameron led his age group with scores of 81 and 82. The wind and a more difficult course on the last day prevented him from winning his group, as he closed with a final round of 88. Owen posted rounds of 72 and 73 to lead his age group after the first two days, which also placed him fourth in the overall tournament and eight shots out of first place going into the final day. For the last round, Owen closed with a 77. His score was the lowest round of the day and one of only two scores below 80! He won his flight and finished second in the overall tournament, only four shots out of first place. After the tournament was behind them, the foursome won a lottery draw for a 6:50 a.m. tee time on the Old Course at

St. Andrews. The four teed off wearing rain suits and with 15-25 mph winds gusting throughout the entire day—the makings of true Scottish golf! “This was the true highlight of the trip for me… having this opportunity to play the Old Course with Cameron, Owen, and Tim. I had played the Old Course in 1987 with my Dad,” Coach Jones said. After a successful visit to Scotland, the boys are excited to bring back what they learned and share it with the team. “I am very proud of these two young men for the way they handled themselves. I would take both of them anywhere and at any time. Cameron and Owen are outstanding representatives of the School,” Coach Jones said.

Athletic Awards JV/VARSITY Varsity Cross Country Coaches: Laura Akesson and Chip Chapman Most Improved: Doug Kiester Coaches Award: Tyler Ludlam Most Valuable: Noah Poling Most Valuable: Ashley McCreary JV Volleyball Coaches: Cat Juson and Omri Morris Most Improved: Glenn Frank 110% Award: Kendall Schroder Most Valuable: Ashley Higgs



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Varsity Volleyball Coaches: Cat Juson and Omri Morris Most Improved: Meg Trepp Perseverance Award: Morgan Penberthy Most Valuable: Myia Jones

Varsity Field Hockey Coaches: Erin Jablonski and Christen Fratter Most Valuable: Mary Leigh White Commitment Award: Julie Iuorno Coaches Award: Lauren Hughes

Varsity Boys Soccer Coaches: Chris Green, Casey Smith, and EJ Watkins Most Improved: David Carl Most Valuable: Andrew Caldwell Coaches Award: Will Farmer

JV Girls Basketball Coaches: Adam Lonon and Elizabeth Simpson Best Offensive Player: Madison O’Neil Best Defensive Player: Kellie Fonville 110% Award: Taylor Walker

Varsity Girls Basketball Coaches: Adam Lonon and Elizabeth Simpson Most Improved: Cabell Harper Most Valuable: Morgan Schroder Perseverance Award: Haley Cummings Varsity Cheerleading Coach: Melissa Ellyson Senior Award: Mary Leigh White Most Spirited: Morgan Penberthy Rookie Award: Abigail Herring

JV Swimming Coaches: Eric Hopp and Courtney Pochet Most Valuable: Matthew Whelan Coaches Award: Rebecca Aldredge Varsity Swimming Coaches: Eric Hopp and Courtney Pochet Most Valuable: Henry Bassett Most Valuable: Kendall Schroder Coaches Award: Luke Boschen Coaches Award: Yvonne Taylor

Most Improved: Forrest Andrews Coaches Award: Jack Sims Girls Tennis Coaches: Kurt Hammerschmidt, Allyson Brand, and Chris Brown Most Improved: Mary McLaughlin Coaches Award: Mary Madison Andrews JV Baseball Coach: Doug Patterson Most Improved: Eren Graesser Most Valuable: John Keefe

Varsity Diving Coach: Mark Busser Mr. Everything: Lewis Gray

JV Golf Coach: Steve King Most Consistent: Patrick Leahman

JV Boys Basketball Coaches: David Dutton and EJ Watkins Most Improved: Todd Kasch Most Valuable: Bowen Chen Coaches Award: John Keefe

Varsity Golf Coach: Catesby Jones Most Improved: Andrew Farlow Most Valuable: Jack Dennis

Varsity Boys Basketball Coaches: Mike Edwards, Jamiel Allen, David Dutton, and EJ Watkins Most Improved: Khari Greene Coaches Award: Mark Tharp Most Valuable: David Pierce Varsity Girls Soccer Coaches: Chris Green and Casey Smith Most Improved: Susan Mire Coaches Award: Ana Leahy Most Valuable: Morgan Schroder Varsity Girls Lacrosse Coaches: Christina D’Angelo and Christen Fratter Most Improved: Taylor Walker Coaches Award: Hailey Marie Ragan Most Valuable: Cabell Harper Varsity Boys Lacrosse Coaches: Kurt Henegan, Chip Chapman, Bobby Gary, and Ryan Recchia Most Valuable: Chris Leavitt Most Dedicated: Will Grattan and Parker Leep Newcomer of the Year: Jimmy Phelan Boys Tennis Coaches: Kurt Hammerschmidt, Allyson Brand, and Chris Brown

Varsity Baseball Coaches: Bruce Secrest, Bob Robbins, and Daniel Hicks Most Valuable: Nic Enright Most Outstanding: Ryan Burnett Coaches Award: Michael Sims 10 Varsity Letter Awards Winners: Andrew Caldwell, Ana Leahy, Cameron O’Connor, Morgan Schroder, Mary Leigh White 110% Award “For that athlete who knows no limit:” Mark Tharp Coaches Award “For exemplary dedication to athletics and sportsmanship and for unselfish team play and support:” Michael Sims

MIDDLE SCHOOL MS Boys Blue Soccer Coach: EJ Watkins Coaches Award: Bryce Brown Most Improved: Ryan Odibo Most Valuable: Jack Caldwell MS Boys Gold Soccer Coach: Tom Funkhouser Coaches Award: Aaron Stein Coaches Award: Sam Hughes Coaches Award: Ben Marcia MS White Volleyball Coach: Andrea Dowdy

Most Improved: Kerrington Martin Coaches Award: Natalie Christensen MS Gold Volleyball Coach: Andrea Dowdy Most Improved: MacKenzie Grady Coaches Award: Elizabeth Fix MS Blue Volleyball Coach: Andrea Dowdy Most Improved: Molly Herring Coaches Award: Emma Campbell MS Field Hockey Coach: Christina D’Angelo Most Improved: Elizabeth Parris Most Valuable: Caroline Laibstain Coaches Award: Caitlin Allocca MS Girls Blue Basketball Coaches: Christen Fratter and Jeff Fratter Most Improved: Emmie Curry Coaches Award: Elizabeth Fix Most Valuable: Caroline Laibstain MS Girls Gold Basketball Coach: Steve King Most Enthusiastic: Julia Kabbani Most Valuable: Elizabeth Parris MS Boys Gold Basketball Coach: Charles Oliver Most Improved: Griffin Gayne Coaches Award: Ryan Odibo Most Valuable: Michael Fortune

MS Boys Blue Basketball Coach: Wallace Inge Hard Hat: Gray Hathaway Most Improved: Connor O’Brien MS Cheering Coach: Bonny Hajek Leader Award: Lexi Petronis Spirit Award: Chloe Zehfuss Cheer Award: Carthen Smith MS Girls Soccer Coach: Carrie Proost Most Improved: Lindsay Milligan Coaches Award: Jesse Hall Most Valuable: Lilli Marcia MS Baseball Coaches: Jeff Fratter and Aaron Lee Most Improved: Aaron Stein Most Valuable: Logan Cox Coaches Award: Gavin Booker MS Girls Lacrosse Coach: Lisa Moore Most Improved: Evelyn Dumeer Coaches Award: Caitlin Allocca Most Valuable: Caroline Laibstain MS Boys Lacrosse: Coaches: Tom Funkhouser, EJ Watkins, and Bobby Gary Coaches Award: Thomas Kowal Coaches Award: Ryan Odibo Coaches Award: Sam Popp

MS Boys White Basketball Coach: Carter Shamburger Most Improved: Price Stevens Most Valuable: Zachary Cram Crossroads

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spartanliving Back to School Interview It’s back-to-school time! at steward we’re all about making memories and starting new traditions, and this is the perfect time to do both! as you and your children prepare for the new year, take the time to interview them during the first few days of school. These back-to-school interviews are a great way to remember the little fun facts about your child. interview

your child every september and place the interview page in a scrapbook to share with them when they’re older. They will love looking back and seeing who their best friend was in the second grade and what their favorite food was in Middle school. it’s a fun, creative way to watch your children grow and change from year to year.

INTERVIEW QuESTIONS: name: _______________________________________________ age: _______________________________________________ Scan QR code with your smartphone to download a printable pdf file.

grade: _____________________________________________ Teacher’s name: _____________________________________ Best friend: ___________________________________________ favorite color: ___________________________________________ When i grow up, i want to be: ________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ favorite food: _________________________________________________ least favorite food: ____________________________________________ favorite cereal: __________________________________________________ favorite book: ____________________________________________________ favorite holiday: __________________________________________________ favorite game: ___________________________________________________ favorite summer memory: ______________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ goal for this school year: ____________________________________ ________________________________________________________ Three words to describe me: ______________________________ ____________________________________________________





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Goals Are Not Just For Academics By Susan M. Brown, Commonwealth Parenting

as you prepare for the new year, try to find time to start a conversation with your children that takes a big picture view of their activities and accomplishments from the last year. in a nonleading way, ask what they hope to achieve this coming year, what classes do they think will be challenging, and what they will need from you—as their parents—to achieve their goals. With september right around the corner and the lazy days of summer coming to a close, there are some things we can be doing to help prepare our children for a successful coming year at school. i often hear parents set goals for their children when it comes to academics, but i would like to suggest a new approach. for me, success during the school year is all about our children setting goals for themselves—not just in terms of grades. The start of a new year is a great time to reflect on the past and plan for the various areas of a student’s life, including sports, extra-curricular activities, and even social spheres.

Steward’s Supper Favorite Recipes by Meriwether Godsey Provided by Chef Anton Gaston

in addition, ask them about friends. do they want to hang out with the same group? are there kids they would like to get to know better or are they thinking about moving into a new circle? What skills do they need in order to navigate the social scene? how can they try to make new friends? you might also want to address sports. are they feeling stuck or do they want to try a new sport or a new position on a team? What would they need to do in order to achieve success? do they need to do some additional training, and do they feel motivated? The key is to have your children set goals for themselves as they are more likely to take ownership of those goals and, as a result, fully own their accomplishments. Benjamin Mays once said, “The tragedy in life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.”

Lemon Pudding with Berries Serves 6

ingredients: ¾ cup sugar ¼ cup cornstarch 2 ½ cups milk 3 large egg yolks, lightly beaten 2 Tbsp. finely grated lemon zest

pinch salt ½ cup fresh lemon juice 2 Tbsp. butter, softened 1 lb. fresh berries

1. Whisk sugar and cornstarch in 2-quart saucepan. 2. Gradually add milk and whisk until smooth. 3. Add egg yolks, lemon zest, and salt. 4. Cook on medium-high heat, stirring until mixture thickens and coats spoon. 5. Remove from heat. Stir in lemon juice and butter. 6. Pour through fine mesh strainer into individual serving dishes. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 2 hours. 7. Top with berries and mint sprigs to serve.


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t’s hard to believe that another academic year is finished, and we’re planning for next year! Thank you for your enthusiasm and many hours and ideas during the 201213 school year. Your generous support of the Parents Association (PA) helped further our mission of helping to provide a richer, deeper experience for our children as they learn and prepare for success in the future. To fulfill this mission, the PA works to strengthen our School community by helping to make Steward a place where our children and parents will flourish. We can’t do it without you! Your tireless efforts helped us accomplish so many goals last year:  improving communications among various constituencies throughout the School  becoming a strategic partner with the Board of Trustees, faculty, and staff  playing a key role in Steward’s community building initiative  working with the Admissions Office to welcome new families and to make current families feel at home

Next year is lining up to be just as exciting. Jen Wilkerson will serve as our president and is working with the BackTo-School Social and SpartaFest committees to ensure an awesome beginning to the fall. Professionally, Jen is the Grants and Project Manager for a $5.2 million grant in VCU’s Department of Educational Leadership. She is responsible for managing the project’s organizational structure, including the budget, human resources, and other administrative aspects. In August, Jen will receive her master’s degree in Educational Leadership with a concentration in non-profit management and has used the complexities of a private school education as the topic of many of her research papers. Jen will be a phenomenal leader and resource for all of us! Please plan to attend our PA meetings, which are held the first Wednesday of each month from September through May. Each meeting features a guest speaker or seminar topic as well as an update on current PA events. Monthly meetings are open to all members of the PA, and as a current parent, that’s you!

 creating new opportunities for all members to participate in PA events

If you are interested in helping with PA events or committees, please scan the QR code below or go to the Volunteer Interest Finder link on SpartaNet to let us know, and someone will contact you. All of our roles provide opportunities to meet new Steward faces!

It was a busy year!

Again, thank you for all of your hard work. See you next year!

 enhancing the Parent Education and Enrichment Speaker Series to provide six seminars for parents

Melanie McElhinney Goodpasture Parents Association President Scan QR code with your smartphone if you are interested in volunteering for PA events.




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Wednesday, September 4, 2013 • 5:30 p.m.


Friday, October 4, 2013 • 7 p.m.



Friday & Saturday, October 18 & 19, 2013


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Year-End Appreciation Luncheon hosted by the parents association, the annual year-end appreciation luncheon for faculty and staff is always an enjoyable time. With emotions ranging from laughter to tears, the faculty and staff celebrate their accomplishments and say farewell to those who are leaving.



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Faculty and Staff Recognition Awards SERVICE AWARDS These faculty and staff members are honored for their years of service at The Stewards School. Here’s to many more! 5 Years Rebeca Heidbreder Augustus Jones Kim Linnell Chris Lundberg Chris McKee Nancy Negus Jenny Suarez 10 Years Lisa Dwelle Debbie Lahy Allyn Linas

Lyn Lunsford Terry Powell Bruce Secrest Chris Tickle Carrie Vandervelde 15 Years Mary Greenlee Wallace Inge Donna Jackson

John Alley’s New Pictorial Anthology

25 Years Carolyn Dandridge

As part of a digital museum, photography teacher John Alley is the curator of a pictorial anthology app called Learning to See: Pictorialism and Early Photographic Education. He was contacted by the editors at BiblioBoard, a free iPad® app (which was named the “Best New Mobile App” in the 12th annual Charleston Advisor Readers’ Choice Awards) that gives users access to historical anthologies that explore places, events, people, and themes from across the centuries. The anthologies are comprised of primary source materials, and Mr. Alley’s app covers the early history of photographic education during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Completed in the spring of 2013, the app went live as part of BiblioBoard in May. It includes videos from the Metropolitan Museum, audio of Thomas Edison, and galleries of photographs representing the pictorial period. Mr. Alley will use the app in the photo computer lab and will discuss the material and share the images in his classes. In addition, the app will be accessible on the iPads in Steward’s Upper School Library and on the iPad Cart that travels to classrooms on campus. Congratulations, Mr. Alley!

CAROLYN R. BRANDT PEER RECOGNITION AWARDS At the end of each school year, faculty and staff are asked to nominate co-workers who have gone “above and beyond the call of duty.” Congratulations to the following recipients for a job well done. Laura Akesson Sarah Cafazza Joan Cameron Pat Caron Afi Farjadi Christen Fratter Lee Healey Heather Jeter

Augustus Jones Leslie Kovach Chad Montgomery Andy Mudd Nancy Negus Corbin Orgain Janet Rice EJ Watkins

FAREWELLS We wish these faculty and staff members well on their journeys as they leave Steward to pursue other opportunities. Andrew Barnes Joan Cameron Monica Casper Peyton Ellis Augustus Jones Sarah Melvin Sara Montgomery

Carri Naumann-Monti Courtney Pochet Ashley Raggi Janet Rice Chip Seidel Raina Watts Meg White


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WELCOME New Faculty and Staff

A familiar face is joining the Middle School as the division assistant—Cindy Arrington. Mrs. Arrington has been involved with the Steward Parents Association for many years, and her son, Ross, is a “lifer” who just graduated from the Middle School and is starting ninth grade this fall. She was most recently the Director of Community Outreach at Rx Partnership and was previously the Military Projects/ Communications Manager for the Virginia National Defense Industrial Authority. Mrs. Arrington is an active community volunteer and enjoys traveling (especially to national parks), playing the piano, and her Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Jackson. This summer, she and Ross traveled to Wise County, Virginia, as volunteers for RAM, a remote medical clinic that treats more than 2,000 uninsured patients in three days every summer. Mrs. Arrington holds a bachelor of business administration degree from Roanoke College and is a graduate of the Commonwealth Management Institute. Joanna Bialet is the new Lower and Middle School Spanish teacher. A graduate of James Madison University, she has taught at Matoaca Middle School in Chesterfield for the last few years. She has an unbelievable amount of international experience, having traveled extensively throughout South and Central America, Africa, Spain, Italy, and Ireland. During her free time, Mrs. Bialet enjoys growing vegetables in her garden, cooking, photography, bike riding, antiquing, and playing with her two year-old puppy, Peluche. She and her husband traveled to Puerto Rico this summer, a goal she has had for many years. Stephanie Bowlin is the headmaster’s new executive assistant and joins Steward after working at the University of Richmond for eight years. Mrs. Bowlin worked as the Senior Program Manager of Professional Development in the School of Professional and Continuing Studies. Prior to her years at UR, she was with the Community Associations Institute and is a graduate of JMU. She is married and a mother to Ainsley (4) and Parker (18 months), in addition to Dixie, an energetic black lab, and Squirt, a “cranky old cat.”



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Mrs. Bowlin enjoys gardening, traveling, running, and spending time with her family. They spent some of their summer moving to a new house and have been trying to unpack with the “help” of their children. Chris Brown, a recent graduate of JMU, is the new teaching fellow at the Bryan Innovation Lab. He will be helping with all aspects of planning and teaching and was drawn to the Bryan Lab’s program because it is similar to James Madison’s ISAT, a program which is focused on the necessity of intensive training in many subjects to successfully approach real-world issues. Mr. Brown is very excited about working at Steward in the Bryan Lab with its stateof-the-art curriculum and opportunities for students to develop a systems-approach way of thinking. He grew up in Dumfries, Virginia, and is engaged to Steward alumna Emily Friend ’09. A true outdoorsman, Mr. Brown enjoys hiking and kayaking, spending time on the river, the farmer’s market scene, and his dog, a German Shepherd/Lab mix named Kuma. Joe Budjinski has joined the Plant Operations department after an interesting and varied career. He has worked in corporate security for Altria, at Harley-Davidson (where he met Bob Sanders), as a Virginia state trooper, and in presidential security detail as a Marine during the Clinton administration. Joe lives in Williamsburg and has a six-year old son and a 17-year old stepson; he is getting married in 2014. He grew up in New Kent County, and his favorite hobby is racing motorcross. A Steward alumna is joining the Admissions Office! Beth Farmer ’09, a recent graduate of JMU, is the new Admissions Associate. She is a Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communications major and has juggled three jobs in the last few years. She’s a sales associate at Tweed, a swim instructor at Canterbury Recreation Association, and a stylist for Stella and Dot. After a summer of taking painting classes, refurbishing old furniture, and training for a half marathon, Ms. Farmer looks forward to being at her alma mater again.

Kristen Householder is the new science teacher in the Upper School. She has spent most of her career teaching biology at two local high schools, Atlee High School in Mechanicsville and Meadowbrook High School in Chesterfield. She enjoys reading, cooking, gardening, and running and is in training for her next half marathon. Her family includes her husband, Lee, and daughter, Elizabeth Mei, and they live in Ginter Park in a house that was built in 1919. Elizabeth will be attending Steward this year as a fifth grader, and their whole family is excited about joining the Steward community. Jennifer Maitland will be teaching math in the Upper School. A graduate of the University of Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth University, Mrs. Maitland has taught at Short Pump Middle School and Hungary Creek Middle School and has served as a math SAT instructor and program coordinator at the University of Richmond’s School of Professional and Continuing Studies. She enjoys singing in her church choir and was a founding member of the University of Richmond’s first all-women’s a cappella group. Mrs. Maitland is excited about joining the Steward community with her son, one of our new junior kindergartners. Livia McCoy joins the Upper School as the new Dean of Student Support. Ms. McCoy is an expert in working with high school students and has spent years helping teenagers find success in school, which is frequently the topic of her blog on In addition, she helps new teachers at independent schools get their careers off to a good start every summer by serving as the Director of the Teacher Development Institute in Front Royal. Ms. McCoy has held integral roles at Richmond’s New Community School for almost 30 years, having served as the Director of Professional Growth, the Coordinator of Technology, and a faculty member. She graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and earned her Master’s of Education at VCU. Ms. McCoy has two daughters, LeAnna in Cincinnati and Miki in Roanoke, and four grandsons, and she spent a week with her family in Ocean Isle this summer. In her free time, she enjoys painting and playing the piano and has been as an accompanist, a church musician, and a piano teacher in the past.

Erica Riesbeck is the new College Counseling and Alumni Relations Associate. She comes to Steward from the Office of Admissions at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, where she was raised. Prior to her time at CNU, Mrs. Riesbeck worked in Admissions at her alma mater, Washington and Lee University, for eight years. Having just moved to Richmond in June, she is looking forward to working with Steward Upper School students as they transition into the alumni world. After six years as Steward’s Lower School Costume Coordinator, Sydney Smith is joining the Department of Marketing and Communications as the Communications Coordinator. She will be responsible for Enouncements and Crossroads, putting her journalism degree from the University of Richmond to good use. She has been a freelance writer/editor for the last several years and has served in various volunteer roles at Steward, including the Lower School Room Mother Coordinator and a Destination ImagiNation team manager. Mrs. Smith’s sons, Landon (a ninth grader) and Callen (a sixth grader), are used to their mom working at their school, but are happy that she’ll have an office instead of the costume closet. Her biggest summer excitement is that she has a brand new niece whom she visited in California this August. Laura Yeatts Thomson is joining Steward as the Events Coordinator, a new position in the Office of Institutional Advancement. She was most recently a project manager at CYT Consulting and has served in many events-related roles with non-profit organizations such as the Children’s Museum of Richmond and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Ms. Thomson was also a middle school teacher for ten years at schools throughout the country—in Norfolk, Augusta, Denver, Honolulu, and Washington state! She is one of the first graduates of the University of Richmond’s Jepson School of Leadership. Mrs. Thomson and her husband have three children, a six-year-old son and two-year-old twin daughters, and she’s a Richmond native. Her family will be heading to Corolla in August for their annual beach trip before she starts work at Steward.


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Meet Bob Stratton Director of Athletics Bob Stratton may have retired from Hanover County Public Schools, where he served for the past ten years as Hanover High School’s director of student activities, but he’s not quite ready to hang up his hat. This summer, he replaced Janet Rice as The Steward School’s Athletic Director. Mr. Stratton brings 34 years of physical education, coaching, and athletic administration experience to The Steward School. He has coached baseball, basketball, football, and golf but he has earned his reputation for building athletic programs from the ground up, in many cases because he has taught and coached at brand new schools—John Rolfe Middle School in 1979, Mills Godwin High School in 1982, Atlee High School in 1991, and Hanover High School in 2003. At Hanover, Mr. Stratton was a member of the team that managed the design and construction of the entire school, not just its athletic facilities. “I’ve got three grown daughters who were obviously my babies, but Hanover High School was like my other baby. It just happens to be a baby that’s a building,” said Mr. Stratton. “I’m not building Steward. It’s been beautifully built over the last 40 years. My job is to sit down with the coaches and teachers and develop a plan for how we go forward.” This will be Mr. Stratton’s first experience managing the athletics program of an independent school. The man who’s been named Athletic Administrator of the Year three times by three different entities in the past decade doesn’t seem phased. “Private and public are spelled two different ways, but we’re all after the same thing—a well-rounded education that prepares our children for college, the military, a career, whatever the next step is,” said Mr. Stratton.



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Meet Susan Atkinson Director of Middle School As the new Director of Steward’s Middle School, Susan Atkinson is comfortable living in a world of early teenage interaction. She spent the last ten years as Head of the Middle School at The Langley School, an independent JK-8 school located in McLean, Virginia, and recently relocated to Richmond. At The Langley School, Ms. Atkinson overhauled the advisory program and introduced popular new academic offerings such as Mandarin Chinese. A middle school iPad program she rolled out made a big impact in the classroom. Ms. Atkinson has built a career in independent schools as a science teacher, coach, and an administrator. The Delaware native has a bachelor’s degree in biology from Duke University and a master’s in science education from the University of Virginia. Ms. Atkinson is a member of the National Middle School Association and is active in the Virginia Association of Independent Schools, where she has served on and led several accreditation teams. She regularly leads workshops to help administrators at independent schools prepare for the re-accreditation process. She is particularly interested in the transition years, helping fifth graders make a smooth transition to middle school and helping middle schoolers successfully make the leap to high school. “Since Langley only went through eighth grade, I’m looking forward to watching how our Middle School students do as they make their way through high school,” said Ms. Atkinson. “Being able to see how much they change and grow will influence the offerings and support we give them in Middle School, and it also makes the job all the more rewarding.”


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Meet Cary Jamieson Director of the Bryan Innovation Lab Cary Jamieson spent her childhood growing up on the banks of the James river and her free time helping in her father’s wholesale nursery. horticulture and an appreciation for local ecology have always been a big part of her life. Ms. Jamieson is the new director of the Bryan innovation lab. she brings with her seven years’ experience running nature and sustainability programs at the university of richmond’s school of continuing and professional studies, and the hope is that she will envision and bring to life creative programming and community partnerships that help the Bryan lab foster innovation, sustainability, and health and wellness in not just steward students but the greater community as well. Ms. Jamieson will be responsible for bringing teachers and resident scholars together to develop programs and enhance curriculum that utilize the Bryan innovation lab’s studio spaces, kitchen, gardens, outdoor classroom, and imagination playground. “i love that The steward school didn’t just build a building,” said Ms. Jamieson. “They want the curriculum to reinforce the building’s principles.”



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She will be moving to Raleigh, North Carolina to look for work as a bereavement counselor.

’80s ’00s Marion Bailie ’82 married Frank Crawford on June 22, 2013.

’90s Stuart Bowman ’91 married Mimi Rodrigues on April 6, 2013 in Richmond. Lee Kallman ’91 is one of the coordinators of the UCI Road World Championships, one of the world’s largest bicycle races, which will bring hundreds of thousands of cycling enthusiasts to Richmond in September 2015. Whitney Hajek Richman ’98 ran her first ultra-marathon in January, the Long Haul 100 Mile Race in Wesley Chapel, Florida. She placed first among women and third overall with a time of 17:38:24, setting a new female course record by over six hours. You can see Whitney in action at the website: http://www.longhaul

Jason Anderson ’01 lives in Oklahoma and has been keeping track of the tornado devastation from his home. He was interviewed by WBNG 12 News in May and gave a detailed report of a tornado and how it has affected the community. Melissa Beck Aspero ’01 was part of the team at the Martin Agency that created the new Oreo ad campaign. Corbin Brierre Ryland ’01 received the 2012 Rising Star Award at Virginia Properties. Congratulations to the Mauck family on the birth of their daughter, Kaitlyn Virginia, born April 25, 2013, to Lawrence and Ashley VanNess Mauck ’02.

Boo Deacon ’04 married Jason Berry in Duck, North Carolina on June 29, 2013. The Clemson Tiger was there to escort the new couple, who are both Clemson alumni, to the reception. (Photo credits: Sweet Roll Photography)

Blair Sutton ’05 ran the Washington, D.C. Rock N’ Roll Half Marathon on March 16, 2013 in 1:47:35. Congratulations Blair! Beth Howard ’07 graduated in May from Pace University in Pleasantville, New York, with a Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling with a concentration in grief and loss.

Radford senior outfielder Ryan Burgess ’09 was recently featured in Radford University’s student newspaper. Burgess has appeared in 26 games for the Highlanders, starting in 24 of them, and is currently batting .253 with two homeruns and 15 RBIs. Beth Farmer ’09 graduated from James Madison University and is returning to her alma mater as an Admissions Associate in Steward’s Admissions Office this fall. We are so glad to have another alumnus working at Steward! Peter Howard ’09 was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the US Army on May 12, 2013 as a Field Artillery officer.

IN MEMORIuM Carrie Meyer Suber, Class of 1991, passed away in March 2013. The Steward community is deeply saddened by her passing. In the words of one of her classmates, “It is impossible to forget her sweet smile and gentle kindness. She had such a positive influence on our class.” Carrie was an athlete and an artist at Steward. After graduating, she attended RandolphMacon Woman’s College and received her master’s degree from the University of South Florida. She was a devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend to many. A tree will be planted at Steward in Carrie’s memory. If you would like more information, please contact Josh Silverman ’91 at

Alumni Association President Holds Music Focus Groups With Students . President On May 17, Alumni Association and Grammy award-winning recording engineer Michael Congdon ’00 held focus group sessions on campus to get feedback on a new Pop/R&B recording group called McBeth. He asked Lower, Middle, and Upper School students to come at different times throughout the day to listen to five songs from the group, to list their favorite songs in order, and to provide feedback about what they liked and didn’t like. The students enjoyed the chance to play “judges” by giving constructive criticism, and Michael was thankful for the feedback that he can use in determining McBeth’s future plans. Crossroads

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Alumni Report: Sarah Shimer ’12 As a Presidential Scholar at Colby College, I had the opportunity to work as a Research Assistant with a professor during my freshman year. The project I chose to study was “Seasonal Sense of Place in the Belgrade Lakes Region” in Maine. With my research, I hoped to incorporate the humanities and environmental science by highlighting the relationship between people and the earth. The concept of “sense of place” is about understanding the connection stakeholders feel toward their land, which is influenced by memories and relationships. The strength of this connection leads to an increased desire for and awareness of environmental improvement. The Colby National Science Foundation-funded Belgrade Lakes Project uses sense of place to increase stakeholder engagement. To promote a link between scientific knowledge and community action, I created a line of zines,

or mini-brochures, which convey information in a simple fashion using photos and QR codes. For the culmination of my project, I presented a research poster at the New England Water Works Conference in Worcester, Massachusetts. Mine was among a group of 12 student posters at the conference from both undergraduate and graduate students. The opportunity to talk with professionals in the field and hear their thoughts about sense of place was so valuable. They acknowledged that

this idea is an interesting way to encourage stakeholder engagement. I hope to continue working on this project and expanding it in the coming years.

SAVE THE DATE! Reunion Weekend: October 4-7, 2013 1978







THANK YOu, REuNION COORDINATORS! Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks.

Please email if you are interested in helping organize your class reunion.

Class of 2008: 5-Year Reunion

(Thank you, Liz and Mary Martha DeLaney)

Class of 2003: 10-Year Reunion

Class of 1983: 30-Year Reunion Class of 1978: 35-Year Reunion

(Thank you, Kourtney Boughey)

Class of 1998: 15-Year Reunion

(Thank you, Catherine Woody Graves)

Class of 1993: 20-Year Reunion Class of 1988: 25-Year Reunion

(Thank you, Stephanie Kay Williams, Corey Turnage, and Chris Levermore)



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Class of 1988

The Steward School

2012-2013 annual reporT of philanThropy Crossroads

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The Development Office has made every attempt to ensure the accuracy of information reported in this report. We apologize for any errors. Corrections to inaccurate information should be sent to Barbara Hickerson, Development Associate, The Steward School, 11600 Gayton Road, Richmond, Virginia 23238 or emailed to No portion of this publication or listings may be reproduced without permission of The Steward School.



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Thanks to our many donors and volunteers who are so vital to Steward’s success. Thank you for your time, talent, and treasure this past year! As you read the Annual Report of Philanthropy, it becomes clear that life at an independent school requires a true team effort. As you can see, Steward relies on an army of volunteers, hundreds of generous donors, talented teachers and faculty, and students with a desire and passion for learning. I have been fortunate to have a front row view for much of this generosity and teamwork, and it continues to amaze me. I suspect many of you, like me, recognize the significance of what we’re investing in and, more importantly, sustaining here at Steward. I believe the Steward model for education and child development is unique and powerful. I see its effects on my children every day, and I sense it will prove to be a successful model for others. Thank you for doing your part to help Steward unleash the potential of its mission. The 2012-13 year marks a historic year in Steward’s history with the opening of the Bryan Innovation Lab. This facility was made possible through philanthropy with many donors joining a generous lead donation from the Bryan family. The Bryan Innovation Lab is sure to assist us in fulfilling our mission of discovering new talents and passions. Please join me in celebrating the Bryan Innovation Lab and some of our many other accomplishments during the past year including:

 The Annual Fund surpassed $300,000 and 75% parent participation under the leadership of Ron Johnson, Carrie McAllister, Stephanie Hudnell, and Deb and Bob Farlow.  Our alumni participation in the Annual Fund reached an all-time high of 17%, which is higher than the trending national average of 15%.  The Steward School was awarded grants from Luck Companies Foundation, the United States Tennis Association, and Bon Secours Richmond Health System.  The Parents Association, under the leadership of Melanie Goodpasture, led a number of wonderful events that contributed to our “friend” raising and fundraising efforts including SpartaFest Fall Festival and the Disco Ball and Auction Gala at the Country Club of Virginia. As I close this letter, I want to give a special thanks to Sarah Melvin who served as Steward’s Director of Development for the last eight years. Sarah has joined the University of Richmond community as the Director of Stewardship and will be missed. On behalf of the Board of Trustees, students, and faculty at The Steward School, thank you for your generosity and support. I look forward to another great year.

Larry Eiben Trustee Parent of Luke ’25, Alex ’21, and Will ’20


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Annual Fund Gift Clubs The annual fund strengthens and sustains the educational experience of a steward student each and every day. The steward school recognizes donors for their participation in the annual fund between July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2013. We appreciate every gift, and each is used for the advancement of the school.

FOuNDERS SOCIETY The founders society is a group of individuals, families, and friends who have been identified as those with a genuine interest in making The steward school a priority in their annual giving. Members of the founders society are distinguished by their unrestricted gift(s) of $1,000 or more to the annual fund. This society is the group that sets the pace and continues the legacy of the school for generations to come. Helen Dixon Founder’s Circle ($10,000 + ) Mrs. Anne D. Butler United States Tennis Association, Inc. Headmaster’s Circle ($5,000 + ) Anonymous Don and Anji Bright Elsie and Bill Chambers Virginia and Larry Eiben Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence L. Gray Jamestown Family of Funds Dr. and Mrs. Steven Maestrello Cindy P. and Dennis A. Pryor Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Stettinius Steward Society ($2,500 + ) Mr. and Mrs. Daniel A. Caldwell Mr. and Mrs. John C. Chenault V ’91 Mr. James A. Cox III and Dr. Melissa A. Cox Mr. and Mrs. Matthew J. Ernst Mr. and Mrs. Larry W. French Harper Associates, LLC Mr. and Mrs. Russell B. Harper Mr. and Mrs. Wallace B. Jones, Sr. Ms. Diane Leopold Lucas Properties Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Magnano Ms. Michele A. W. McKinnon The Mertz Family Mr. and Mrs. Frederick N. Newman Mr. and Mrs. Kevin B. Osborne Partners in the Arts, University of Richmond Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Patterson Mr. and Mrs. Faisal S. Qureshi ’92 Janet and Brad Sauer Mr. and Mrs. Craig G. Schwartz Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Steeber



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Dr. and Dr. J.E.B. Stuart V Mr. and Mrs. James F. Stutts Dr. and Mrs. Charles V. Terry Mr. and Mrs. Brian L. Tharp The Randolph & Susan Reynolds Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Matthew G. Thompson The Trepp Family Dr. and Mrs. J. Neil Turnage Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey D. Tyson U.S. Charitable Gift Trust Wright-McAllister Family 1972 Society ($1,972 + ) Mr. Martin L. Brill Mr. and Mrs. Bradley R. Cummings Cyril F. and Marie O’Neil Foundation Mr. and Mrs. S. Kyle Fornash Froehling & Robertson, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey A. Harrison Mr. and Mrs. John B. Lewis Mr. and Mrs. John M. Montgomery Mr. and Mrs. Mark F. O’Neil Mr. and Mrs. Samuel S. Proctor Mr. and Mrs. Brian L. Redmond Mr. and Mrs. Randolph N. Reynolds, Jr. Richmond Tennis Association Dr. Ethan A. Stein and Dr. Amber L. Stein Mr. and Mrs. Jason P. Welch Mrs. Anne C. Woodfin Spartan Society ($1,000 + ) Mr. Patrick T. Andriano and Ms. Lori A. Schwabenhausen Mr. and Mrs. John G. Apostle II Mr. and Mrs. Christopher W. Armstrong Mr. and Mrs. John C. Barker Mr. and Mrs. Fernand Baruch, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. John Bates Mr. and Mrs. Edward E. Berling Mr. and Mrs. F. Lewis Biggs Mr. and Mrs. Frank B. Bradley III Mr. and Mrs. Alexander V. Brand Mr. and Mrs. Stephen T. Callis Mr. and Mrs. Daniel M. Campbell Capital One Services, LLC Mr. and Mrs. Paul R. Carnes Mr. and Mrs. John R. Chambliss Mr. and Mrs. William C. Coulbourn Mrs. Marian Cummins Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Curtis Mr. and Mrs. Donald F. DeLaney, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Christopher M. Dietz Mr. and Mrs. Scott W. Elles Mr. and Mrs. Robert V. Farlow Mr. and Mrs. Terry L. Fix Mrs. Christine M. Garner Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence E. Gelber Mr. and Mrs. Gibson Mr. and Mrs. Michael P. Grady Ashley and Vince Groome Mr. and Mrs. John R. Harrell Mr. and Mrs. Brantley D. Hathaway Mr. Steven C. Henderson and Dr. Sandra H. Henderson Mr. and Mrs. Bryan S. Highfill Mr. and Mrs. Paul D. Hill Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Hogan Mr. and Mrs. David L. Hudnell The Iuorno Family Mr. and Mrs. William L. Jennette III Mr. and Mrs. Jim Jollay Mr. Augustus M. Jones Mr. and Mrs. Catesby C. Jones Mr. and Mrs. Russell W. Jordan IV Mr. and Mrs. William B. Kilduff Mr. Jeremy D. Leahman and Dr. Courtenay E. Leahman Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Levin Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Lindgren

Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Loupassi Mr. and Ms. Robert E. Martin III Dr. and Mrs. Harold J. Martinez Mr. and Mrs. William R. McGuire Mr. and Mrs. Mark R. Merhige Mr. James T. Monroe and Mrs. Suzanne Rahal Monroe ’85 Mary D. Morgan Mr. and Mrs. James A. Moslow Mr. and Mrs. John J. Muldowney National Christian Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Adam L. Northup ’92 Ms. Laurie Petronis Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts Program Mr. R. Jay Poling and Dr. Tracy L. Poling Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Ragan Carolyn K. and Clyde H. Ratcliffe Mr. and Mrs. Michael G. Reazin Dr. Syed A. Rehman and Dr. Noma Rehman Mr. and Mrs. David S. Reynolds Mr. and Mrs. Randolph N. Reynolds, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth R. Robson III Mr. and Mrs. S. Buford Scott Dr. and Mrs. Christian E. Shield Mr. and Mrs. William F. Smithson The Community Foundation Mr. Robert L. Thompson, Sr. and Mrs. Katheryne Calkins-Thompson Mr. Gregory W. Tiller and Mrs. Katharine K. Williams Mr. and Mrs. William R. Waddell Mr. and Mrs. Jerry L. Wauford Mr. James C. Wheat III Wiley H. and James C. Wheat Jr. Foundation Mr. and Mrs. William B. Wiltshire Mr. and Dr. John H. Woodfin, Jr. Mr. James Xu and Mrs. Gail L. Reeves Mr. Edward A. Zakaib, M.D.

Corinthian Club ($500 + ) Altria Matching Gifts Program Mr. and Mrs. John A. Atkinson, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Bice Mr. and Mrs. Mark D. Booker Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Borovatz Mr. and Mrs. Bo T. Bowles, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Peter W. Brown Mr. Timothy S. Burress Charitable Flex Fund Mr. and Mrs. J. Cabell Chenault IV Jamie and Jenny Christensen Mr. and Mrs. Paul Cioffi Mr. and Mrs. Stephen F. Clifton Mr. and Mrs. Ronald L. Coles, Jr. Mr. Michael Congdon ’00 Mr. and Mrs. R. Bertsch Cox Mr. and Mrs. Bryan S. Cram Mr. and Mrs. R. Michael Creager Mr. and Mrs. Parker A. Curlee Mr. and Mrs. Craig R. Dods Mr. and Mrs. Matthew F. Dumeer Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Mr. and Mrs. John N. Foster, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Christopher J. Fox Mr. and Mrs. David L. Fratkin Mr. and Mrs. Jack R. Goodpasture, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Brian R. Hall Mr. and Mrs. Timothy M. Hanger Mr. and Mrs. W. Gibson Harris II Mr. and Mrs. Roger E. Kasch Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. Legg Dr. and Mrs. Norman A. Leopold Mr. and Mrs. Gordon M. Macgill Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. McClendon Mr. and Mrs. John E. McDonald III Mr. and Mrs. Steven C. Meade

Mr. and Mrs. R. Todd Mitchell Mr. and Mrs. J. Warren Montague III Dr. Jill Narron ’85 Ms. Mary Harvard Nolde ’93 North Carolina Community Foundation Mrs. Ronna C. Nouri Mr. and Mrs. Mark E. Oliver Mr. and Mrs. Albert M. Orgain IV Dr. David R. Penberthy and Dr. Jennifer K. Penberthy Mr. Farest T. Pierce and Dr. Catherine V. Pierce Mr. and Mrs. Anthony T. Reed, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Renner Mr. and Mrs. Robert Q. Rhodes Dr. and Mrs. Christopher R. Richardson Mr. and Mrs. T. Wayne Roark Mr. and Mrs. Samuel S. Robinson III Mr. and Mrs. Juan C. Roca S.C. Meade Construction Co., Inc. Mr. James Schreiber ’05 Schwab Charitable Fund Ken Seward and Helen Landry Mr. and Mrs. Edward H. Shield Mr. Gordon T. Stettinius Mr. and Mrs. Edward G. Stiles Mr. and Mrs. Richard S. Sutton Dr. John C. Talton II and Dr. Alexandra Renkenberger-Talton Mr. and Mrs. George W. B. Taylor Mr. and Mrs. Carter P. Thompson Dr. and Mrs. William A. Tierney Mr. and Mrs. Linwood L. Tynes USTA/Mid-Atlantic Mr. J. Gordon Valentine Mr. and Mrs. Matthew C. Vaughan

Dr. and Mrs. John D. Ward Mr. and Mrs. Keith M. Warman Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey S. Wright Gold Club ($250 + ) Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Sherman A. Adkins, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Mehmet E. Akpinar Dr. and Mrs. Stephen D. Ambrose Mr. and Mrs. R. Michael Amyx Mr. Ross C. Amyx Mr. and Mrs. Mark P. Andrews Mr. and Mrs. John A. Atkinson, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Bartee Mr. Jeffrey G. Bassett Mr. and Mrs. Todd L. Bassett Mr. and Mrs. George L. Beigel, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Amitabh Bhargava Dr. and Mrs. John E. Blank Mrs. Carolyn R. Brandt Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey W. Bush Mr. and Mrs. E. Kent Cardwell Mr. and Mrs. Richard H. Cardwell III Mr. and Mrs. William H. Carter Mr. Eric R. Cioffi, Esq. and Ms. Liza A. Fierro Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Clarke Mr. and Mrs. Ronald L. Coles, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Collier Mrs. Elizabeth R. Compton Dr. and Mrs. Richard H. Cooke Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Coulbourn, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Scott W. Cram Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence L. Crane, Jr. Mr. Patrick Craven and Dr. Amy Craven

Mr. and Mrs. L. Daniel Cross Ms. Becky Dickson Mr. Timothy D. Dickson Mr. and Mrs. Leo C. Drozeski, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Dwelle Dr. and Mrs. William D. Dymon Mr. and Mrs. Kent E. Engelke Mr. and Mrs. James B. Fitzgerald Mr. G. Slaughter Fitz-Hugh, Jr. Mr. Dan Frank and Ms. Robin Forsyth Genworth Foundation Dr. Aaron E. Goldberg and Dr. Stephanie R. Goldberg Mr. and Mrs. John F. Groves, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. John V. Haar Mr. and Mrs. John W. Hall III Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Hall, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Bruce E. Hathaway Dr. Maria Rebeca Heidbreder Kurt Henegan Ms. Cary C. Hintz and Ms. Kelly Coppinger Mr. and Mrs. William H. Hobbs, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Michael T. Huennekens Mr. Saied Jarvandi and Dr. Fereshteh Jarvandi Mr. and Mrs. John M. Keller, Jr. Mr. and Ms. Phillip R. Kiester Mr. and Mrs. C. John Knorr III ’89 Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Kuhla Mr. and Mrs. Donald Lahy Mr. and Mrs. Michael E. Lambert, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Eric K. Latourelle Mr. and Mrs. James J. Lawson, Sr. Mrs. Charlene Wilton Leahy Mr. and Mrs. James E. C. Leavitt III Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey R. Leopold


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Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Liesfeld Mr. and Mrs. Jon R. Lloyd Mr. and Mrs. William F. Ludlam, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. A. Christian Lundberg Mr. and Mrs. Steven J. Mares Mr. and Mrs. William A. McDonnell Mr. and Mrs. David G. McKeand Dave and Joanne McKeand Mr. and Mrs. J. Douglas Mickle Joel Mier and Samantha Dardick Mier Mr. and Mrs. Harvey W. Neale Mr. and Mrs. Walter J. O’Brien, Jr. Mr. Giacomo Pastore and Ms. Alice D. Young Mr. Stephen D. Raber and Mrs. Blair McGee Raber ’82 Ms. Faye S. Ralston Mr. and Ms. Madhup Rathi Mr. and Mrs. Hubert F. Robbins III Mr. and Mrs. Ames J. Russell Ms. Lisa Z. Schroder Mr. and Mrs. Asif A. Shah Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Sims Mr. and Mrs. Christopher T. Snyder Mr. and Mrs. Robert N. Sorensen Mr. and Mrs. Thornton B. Stringfellow Mr. and Mrs. David Struminger Mr. and Mrs. Adam B. Sydnor ’86 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J. Tannery Mr. Lawrence R. Twining and Mrs. Susan Cramer Twining ’84 Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey B. Ukrop Mr. E. M. Valentine, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Anthony J. Villani, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Karl B. Wagner, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. John S. Walker Mr. and Mrs. Mark L. Wauford



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Leigh H. and G. Scott White Mr. and Mrs. John Witt Dr. and Ms. Royce W. Woolfolk, Jr. Blue Club ($100 + ) Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. T. Darnley Adamson III Mr. and Mrs. Ndeley S. Agbaw Mr. and Mrs. Daniel W. Aldredge Mr. and Mrs. Wade Alger Dr. and Mrs. Mir T. Ali Mr. and Mrs. Arthur E. Anderson II Mr. and Mrs. Stephan F. Andrews, Sr. Mrs. Elizabeth P. Armitage Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Arrington Arrington Portfolio Advisors, Inc. Dr. and Mrs. Douglas W. Arthur Mr. Kareem Ashe and Mrs. Chantika Ashe Ms. Alexa Baker ’00 Mr. and Mrs. John E. Barker Mr. and Mrs. C. Leland Bassett Mr. and Mrs. Richard Baum Dr. and Mrs. William H. Bearden III Dr. and Mrs. Stephen H. Bendheim Mr. and Mrs. Michael W. Bor Ms. Kourtney Boughey ’03 Dr. and Mrs. Robert L. Brand Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Brumagin Mr. Neil R. Burton and Ms. Maya M. Eckstein Mrs. S. Austin Caperton, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. John W. Carnes Mr. and Mrs. Roger L. Caron Ms. Julie Casey Mr. Graham Cashwell

Mr. and Mrs. Mark J. Casper Mr. D. Allen Chambers Mr. and Mrs. Harry M. Chapman, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Jasper C. Charity, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Woo K. Cheon Mr. and Mrs. C. Milton Cluverius III Mr. and Mrs. Gregory E. Cochran Ms. Moira Collins ConocoPhillips Mr. Elliott T. Cooper, Jr. and Reverend Gale H. Cooper Dr. and Mrs. Robert E. Cox John Craddock & Family Andrea and John Culbertson Mr. and Mrs. David M. Cuprisin Dr. William L. Curry Mrs. Emily S. Daniel Mr. and Mrs. Bill Dewey Mr. and Mrs. William P. Dewey Ms. Dena K. Dickson and Ms. Belinda Currin Mrs. Rosa H. Dickson Mrs. Denise F. Dietz Mr. Robert S. Dietz ’81 and Mrs. Denise Featherston Dietz ’81 Marie and Jon Diveley Mr. and Mrs. Richard Dods Mr. and Mrs. Michael K. Duley Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Duley ’82 Linda and John Dunville Mr. Cosmas D. Eaglin, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence J. Eiben Mr. and Mrs. Brinkley Estis Mr. and Mrs. David T. Fernandez Mr. and Mrs. Robert Filler Mr. John S. Fischer Davis V and Dr. Susan Fischer Davis Dr. and Mrs. Mark A. Flanzenbaum Ms. Lindley Flohr ’05 Mr. and Mrs. Wilson H. Flohr Mr. and Mrs. Darryl R. Fonville Mr. Andrew Forlano and Dr. Laurie G. Forlano Mr. John Foti and Mrs. Samantha Aron Foti ’92 Honorable and Mrs. Calvin W. Fowler Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Fowler, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Clive D. Fox Mr. Marvin Franz and Mrs. Susan Hudgins Franz ’81 Dr. and Mrs. Melvin Fratkin Mr. Jack Freeman Ms. Lorenna R. Freeman

Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Frydenborg, Jr. Mr. and Dr. Otis Fulton Mr. Thomas W. Funkhouser Mr. and Mrs. Scott M. Gaeser Mr. Robert A. Gary IV Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Gianfortoni Mr. and Mrs. James Gillies III Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon L. Goldberg Mr. Adam J. Gooding Ms. Katherine E. Goodpasture Mrs. Cindi A. Graesser Ms. Mary Fox Greenlee Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Gresham Mr. Thomas M. Gresham and Ms. Shannon L. Feagans Anita Grymes Towell Ms. Julie A. Hall Kurt Hammerschmidt Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Harrison Mr. and Mrs. Steven G. Harvill Mr. and Mrs. Harry Helton Mr. and Mrs. Jason A. Herzog Ms. Blythe P. Heywood Mrs. Beverly W. Hudson Mr. and Mrs. Steven M. Hughes Mr. and Mrs. Stephen W. Hughes Mr. and Mrs. J. Howard Humphreys Dr. and Mrs. Edward R. Isaacs Mr. and Ms. Timothy Jackson Mr. and Mrs. John M. Jeter III Mr. and Mrs. Douglas H. Jobe Mr. Richard Jupe and Mrs. Mary Hollis Lewis Jupe ’84 Mr. and Mrs. Ronald S. Kallman Mr. Jeremy Karmolinski ’04 Ms. Katy Kasper ’07 Mr. and Mrs. John B. Keefe, Sr. Mr. Charles R. King Mr. and Mrs. Patrick H. Kirchmier, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Markus Koerner Mr. and Ms. Frank G. Kovach Mr. and Mrs. Matthew J. Kowal Dr. and Mrs. Seth R. Krawitz Mr. Peter A. Kurilecz Mr. and Mrs. Alfred S. Landry, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. William K. Lane Mr. Dale G. Leopold Mr. and Mrs. Cary C. Levering Mr. and Mrs. William G. Leverty Dr. and Mrs. Franklin Levin Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Levin

Mr. James Lipp and Mrs. Catherine Cooper Lipp ’93 Mr. Francis V. Lowden III Mr. and Mrs. Michael E. Lubin Lyn and Jon Lunsford Mr. and Mrs. Eric C. Luzzatto Mrs. Margaret D. Maclin Mr. and Mrs. Burnham Macomber Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Maruca Mr. Robert L. Massey Mr. and Mrs. Richard B. Matt Mr. and Mrs. Mike G. May Mrs. J. Gary Maynard, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. John G. Maynard III Mr. and Mrs. Jake Mazulewicz Mr. Christopher S. McKee Mr. Eugene P. McKeown Mr. and Mrs. Joseph N. Melton, Jr. Lisa and Stephen Melton Mr. and Mrs. James M. Melvin Sarah D. Melvin Meriwether Godsey, Inc. Mr. Scott N. Mescall and Mrs. Delaney Turnage Mescall ’92 Mr. and Mrs. J. Cabell Metts III Ms. Nancy Mier Dr. Sujit K. Mohanty and Mrs. Shahwar Qureshi Mohanty ’90

Mr. and Mrs. Derek C. Mohar Chad E. Montgomery Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Mudd Mr. and Mrs. Gardner A. Mundy II Mr. Michael E. Murray and Mrs. Katherine Porter Murray ’92 Mr. and Mrs. Ramkripa Natarajan Mr. Marco Monti and Mrs. Carri L. Naumann-Monti Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Nelms, Jr. Ms. Yvonne S. Nelson Mr. and Mrs. Marshall L. Norton Mr. and Mrs. Patrick O. O’Leary Mr. and Mrs. Matthew F. Olexy Mr. Frazer M. Orgain ’95 and Mrs. Corbin Adamson Orgain ’96 Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth B. Osborne Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Osborne Mr. and Mrs. Randall Parrish Mr. and Mrs. Alpesh B. Patel Mr. and Mrs. Amir Patel Dr. and Mrs. Deep V. Patel Mr. and Mrs. Michael G. Patrick Ms. Vanessa L. Patterson Mr. Braxton L. Patton Mr. and Mrs. Rick Pearson Mr. Mark S. Pennington and Ms. Marsha A. Feldstein

Mr. and Mrs. William H. Perkins ’01 Mr. and Mrs. William F. Peters Mr. and Mrs. Bryan S. Phelan Mrs. Charlotte A. Phillips Dr. and Mrs. Philip C. Pieters Mr. and Mrs. Ralph J. Poling, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. James R. Popp Mr. and Mrs. William S. Porter Mr. and Mrs. Michael D. Proctor Mr. and Mrs. Trey C. Pruitt Mr. and Mrs. David M. Ray Dr. Kimberly T. Reynolds and Mr. David Reynolds Ms. Janet L. Rice Mr. William E. Robertson and Dr. Louise L. Robertson Mr. and Dr. George F. Robinson Mrs. Millie Rockett Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ross Mr. Hilton M. Rubin and Dr. Suzanne S. Rubin Mr. Robert B. Sanders, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Schlager, Jr. Terri A. and Richard H. Shelton Mr. and Mrs. Nathan A. Shor Mr. and Mrs. Paul L. Shortall Mr. and Ms. Joshua D. Silverman, Esq. ’91

Mr. Richard W. Simkin and Ms. Louise J. Carr Mr. and Mrs. David M. Simpson Mr. and Mrs. Jarrell L. Sink Mr. and Mrs. John W. Slyh Honorable and Mrs. Thomas P. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Bryan K. Stancil Ms. Madelyn Stoneburner ’10 Ms. Lucy C. Story Mr. and Mrs. Lex Strickland, Jr. Mr. John T. Taylor Ms. Lynn S. Taylor Mr. and Mrs. W. Wardlaw Thompson, Jr. Mrs. Terry S. Tosh Mr. and Mrs. Miles C. Tracy Dr. and Mrs. E. Winston Trice Mr. and Mrs. T. Corey Turnage ’88 Mrs. Margaret W. Turpin Mr. and Mrs. Duncan Tyler Mrs. Mary L. Updegraff Mr. and Mrs. Paul L. Valentine Mr. John Vandervelde and Dr. Caroline B. Vandervelde Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. VanRoekel Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey W. Vogt Edward J. Watkins Mr. and Mrs. Walter J. Wharram III


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Ms. Meg White ’05 Mr. and Mrs. Matthew G. White Dr. and Mrs. Leonard B. Whiteside III Mr. and Mrs. Weston A. Williams, Jr. Dr. Helen E. Wood Mr. and Mrs. John F. Wood, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Isaac W. Wright Mr. and Mrs. Mark W. Zehfuss Patron Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Raymond G. Adkins, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Humberto Aguillon Mr. and Mrs. Magnus F. Akesson Mr. and Mrs. John R. Alley Mr. and Mrs. Michael R. Anderson Mr. Edward A. Arrington Ms. Maddie Arthur ’11 Ms. Grace Astrove ’06 Mr. and Mrs. James E. Astrove Mrs. Jean Bacon Mr. Ben Banks ’89 Mr. Zach Barnard ’12 Mr. C. Kemp Bartlett ’11 Mr. Michael W. Baynes Mr. and Mrs. William C. Beck II Ms. Brittney Bertozzi ’05 Mr. C. Davin Bickel ’89 Mr. and Mrs. Andres R. Blanco Mr. and Mrs. Joel A. Blum Mrs. Isabell Bodtke Mr. and Mrs. John K. Bojarski Mr. Kevin Bojarski ’05 Mr. Luke Boschen ’13



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Mr. and Mrs. Andrew H. Bowles Mr. J.M. Stuart Bowman ’91 Mr. Doug Box and Mrs. Gwendolyn Parker Box ’83 Mr. Michael Brady ’08 Miss Archer Brill ’13 Mr. and Mrs. Geoff Brown Mr. Ryan Byrne ’08 Mr. Temple D. Cabell and Ms. Susan D. Stevens Ms. Sarah R. Cafazza Mr. Andrew Caldwell ’13 Mr. and Mrs. Ronald B. Cameron Mr. David Carl ’13 Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Carter Mr. and Mrs. Timothy W. Carter Ms. Suzanne W. Casey Ms. Lisa Cashwell Ms. Michele Casper ’09 Ms. Monica Casper ’07 Mr. Tom F. Cavanaugh and Mrs. Carey Hickerson Cavanaugh ’89 Mr. Boyd Chambliss ’12 Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Chapman Mr. Ryan Childress ’05 Mr. Michael L. Clements and Mrs. Heidi Steeber Clements ’81 Mr. and Mrs. David M. Clough Mr. Will Clough ’05 Mr. and Mrs. Albert W. Coates III Mr. and Mrs. Burton Cohen Ms. Mary Congdon ’03 Mr. and Mrs. Peter W. Congdon ’99 Ms. Amy Cooper Mr. and Mrs. William B. Corbin

Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Cosby, Jr. Mrs. Jane S. Covington Mr. and Mrs. James H. Crook Miss Sarah Curlee ’13 Mr. and Mrs. R. Scott Curry Mr. and Mrs. Michael P. Dalton Christina D’Angelo Mr. Adam Dawes ’07 Mr. Bradley G. de Wet ’06 Mr. and Mrs. William G. Define Ms. Elizabeth Ann DeLaney ’08 Mr. Ryan DeLaney ’06 Mr. Kyle P. Dennis ’03 Mr. and Mrs. Joe A. Dillow II Ms. Beth Dixon ’08 Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth M. Dixon Mr. and Mrs. David B. D’Surney Mr. and Mrs. William A. Duty ’01 Ms. Harper Early ’06 Mr. Carter Eberly ’00 Miss Maclaine Ellis ’13 Mr. and Mrs. Michael S. Ellis Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence E. Ernst Mr. Mansour Mahban and Mrs. Afi Farjadi Ms. Beth Farmer ’09 Ms. Kate Farmer ’11 Mr. Stewart Felvey ’00 and Mrs. Shelly Giglio Felvey ’99 Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth M. Fisher Ms. Hilari H. Fix Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Flynn Miss Katherine Fore ’13 Ms. Liz Franklin ’06 Ms. Harriet A. Franklin Ms. Christen J. Fratter Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Friend

Ms. Emily Friend ’09 Mr. Kevin W. Friend Ms. Natalia C. Frost Ms. Whitney Frost ’06 Ms. Laura Garawski Mr. Alex Gary ’12 Mr. Andrew Gary ’12 Mrs. Beverly E. Gelber Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. George Ms. Anne M. Glenn Ms. Mary Warden Good ’07 Mr. Adam C. Graves ’98 and Mrs. Catherine Woody Graves ’98 Ms. Anna Greenlee ’08 Ms. Sarah Greenlee ’06 Mr. Douglass P. Griffith and Mrs. Maureen Brady-Griffith Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Grissom Ms. Bonny M. Hajek Rob and Libby Hall Mr. D. Austin Hamilton Ms. Margaret M. Hassan Ms. Marguerite H. Hastings Mr. Brandon Hawkins ’07 Mr. and Mrs. Louis L. Hawkins Ms. Marsh Hayes Ms. Corina N. Haywood Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Healey Mr. and Mrs. George A. Heitman, Jr. Mrs. David Henning Mr. and Mrs. Graham T. Hickerson ’89 Mr. Timothy R. Hinton and Mrs. Cheryl Mayers Hinton ’95 Ms. Gloria M. Hintz Miss Kiera Hintz ’13 Mr. and Mrs. Mark Holt Mr. and Mrs. J. Gregory Holzgrefe

Miss Sarah Austen Holzgrefe ’13 Mr. and Mrs. Eric J. Hopp Mr. and Mrs. John M. Hopper Ms. Beth Howard ’07 Mrs. Karen C. Howard Mr. Preston Huennekens ’12 Mr. Gilliam Hughes ’10 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hunt Mr. Robert Hyatt and Mrs. Austin Carter Hyatt ’05 Mr. and Mrs. Wallace S. Inge Mr. and Mrs. G. Henry Jobe, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin T. Jones Ms. Ellie Jones ’11 Miss Liza Jones ’13 Mr. and Mrs. John E. Jones Ms. Kathleen S. Karmolinski Ms. Jennifer Keller ’88 Mr. Terence J. Kelley and Mrs. Amy Neese Kelley ’80 Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Kerns Mr. and Mrs. Stephen King Mr. Tanner Kirkpatrick ’10 Mr. and Mrs. Andras Koppanyi Mr. and Mrs. Richard G. Krautsack Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth R. Latourelle Ms. Maria T. Lauderdale Ms. Teresa J. Lauderdale Mr. and Mrs. J. Christian Law ’83 Mr. Will Lawson ’04 Miss Ana Leahy ’13 Ms. Barbara A. Leahy Mr. Ben Leahy ’10 Mr. Chris Leavitt Mr. Gary LeClair ’11 Miss Stephanie Legg ’13 Mr. and Mrs. Daniel D. Leitch Mr. Greg Lindgren ’13 Mr. and Mrs. Julian Linnell Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence E. Loyd Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan D. W. Lyle Mr. Courtland Lyle ’13 Miss Ann Marchetti ’13 Mr. Erik Markowitz ’08 Ms. Sarah Martin ’03 Mr. Mike Maszaros ’99 Mr. Lawrence N. Mauck IV and Mrs. Ashley VanNess Mauck ’02 Mrs. Helen M. Mayers Mr. John McAlister

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy R. McCreary Ms. Julie P. McKeown Mrs. Roberta J. Mescall Mr. Aaron Messner ’11 Ms. Kaitlin Meyer ’07 Ms. Sara Y. Montgomery Mr. and Mrs. Kris Moore Ms. Wendy A. Moran Mr. and Mrs. Michael F. Moring Mrs. Christina Myers Mr. and Mrs. Sidney S. Negus Ms. Sarah Newcomb ’05 Mr. and Mrs. James G. Nix Mr. and Mrs. Mark P. Nugent Mrs. Nancy L. Odum Dr. and Mrs. George A. Oliff Mrs. Robin M. Oliff Ms. Kelly Massey Owens ’86 Mr. Joel Padow ’92 Mr. and Mrs. Bharat Patel Ms. Rugene S. Paulette Miss Morgan Penberthy ’13 Mr. and Mrs. Russell W. Perkins, Sr. Ms. Courtney E. Pochet Ms. Dana Powell ’08 Ms. Jessica Powell ’05 Mr. and Mrs. Wray K. Powell Mr. Jack Quinn ’07 Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Raggi Mr. Michael Reazin ’07 Mr. Jamie Reed ’01 Mr. Ibad Rehman ’13 Relay Foods Dr. and Mrs. Laurie E. Rennie Mr. and Mrs. Russ Ricketts Mr. John W. Roberts Mr. Mark L. Roberts Miss Emily Robinson ’13 Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Rogers Mr. and Mrs. Jorge E. Romero Mr. and Mrs. Henry E. Rubin Mr. Mark Ryland and Mrs. Corbin Brierre Ryland ’01 Ms. Fernanda Sanchez-Becerra Ms. Lauren A. Saurs Ms. S. Ryland Scott ’11 Col. and Mrs. Stuart M. Seaton Mr. and Mrs. Bruce A. Secrest Mr. Todd Serr Beth and Pete Shamburger

Mr. Malcolm G. L. Shedden and Ms. Jane A. Christie Mr. and Mrs. Jamal I. Sheikh-Yassin Ms. Sarah Shimer ’12 Mr. Adam Shor ’13 Ms. Elizabeth Simpson Mrs. Sherilyn Smail Mr. and Mrs. Grattan T. Smith Major and Mrs. Matthew M. C. Smith ’88 Mr. and Mrs. Wyman J. Smith ’82 Mr. and Mrs. Stuart M. Staples Mr. Mark A. Sternheimer Ms. Carole Stevens Mr. John Stinson ’01 Mr. and Mrs. David A. Stosch Ms. Mary Stuart ’10 Mr. James Marmolejo-Mendez and Ms. Jenny Suarez Mr. Gregory D. Suskind and Mrs. Dorothy Spencer Suskind ’92 Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Sutton Mr. George F. Swenck III and Mrs. Meghan Hajek Swenck ’98 Mr. and Mrs. William D. Sydnor Mr. and Mrs. Gordon B. Taylor Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan A. Taylor Miss Yvonne Taylor ’13 Ms. Veronica Tharp ’09 Mr. F. Clay Tharrington ’02 Mr. and Mrs. Earl M. Thompson Mr. and Mrs. J. Christopher Tickle Mr. and Mrs. Scott Tilley Mr. Melvin Todd ’00 Mr. MinhDat Tran ’08 Mrs. Anne S. Turnage

Ms. Alba Villard Mrs. Martha Villavicencio Mr. Michael S. Waddell Mr. Robert Waddell Mr. William G. Wade Mr. and Mrs. James Wallis Mr. Frank Cihlar and Mrs. Ann Warshauer Mr. and Mrs. Mike Watts Mr. Jonathan Wauford ’07 Miss Mary Leigh White ’13 Mrs. L. Jane Whitely Ms. Rachel Wilcox ’11 Ms. Lexi Wiles ’08 Mr. Brink A. Wilkerson and Ms. Jennifer K. Wilkerson Mr. and Mrs. John C. Willhite Mrs. Brenda V. Williams Dr. and Mrs. Robert D. Wills Mrs. Anne Carter Wood Mr. Royce Woolfolk ’13 Captain Kelsey L. Worley and Mrs. Allison Strickland Worley ’03 Mrs. Rosemary Worthy YourCause, LLC Mr. Edward O. Zakaib ’86 Mr. Perry Zakaib ’13 Mr. and Mrs. Marty Zinder


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Sustaining Gifts This listing represents donors who have made designated gifts and multi-year commitments to capital campaigns and special projects between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013. We are especially grateful to these donors for their generous support of the “Building a legacy. one steward at a Time” capital campaign, scholarships, and the Bryan innovation lab.

Helen Dixon Founder’s Circle ($10,000 + ) Anonymous (2) Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Brooks Mr. James A. Cox III and Dr. Melissa A. Cox Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Dwelle Foster Foundation Mr. and Mrs. John N. Foster, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Larry W. French Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Glancy Mr. and Mrs. Russell B. Harper Mr. and Mrs. George A. Harrison Mary Anderson Harrison Foundation In Honor of Dr. Shyla M. Ipsen Mr. and Mrs. Gary D. LeClair Kathryn and Tony Lucas Lucas Properties Luck Companies Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Mark F. O’Neil Mr. and Mrs. James L. Phillips Janet and Brad Sauer

Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Stettinius Mr. and Mrs. James F. Stutts The Steward School Spartan Club The Trepp Family Headmaster’s Circle ($5,000 + ) BB&T Capital Markets Bon Secours Richmond Health System Mr. Martin L. Brill Mr. and Mrs. Daniel A. Caldwell and Family Charitable Flex Fund Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Fuhr Pam and Michael P. Grady Mr. and Mrs. Horace A. Gray IV Mr. Harold V. Groome, Jr. Ashley and Vince Groome Mr. and Mrs. Paul D. Hill Jamestown Family of Funds Mr. and Mrs. Wallace B. Jones, Sr. Mr. Charles L. Menges and Ms. Penelope W. Kyle

Mr. R. Jay Poling and Dr. Tracy L. Poling Cindy P. and Dennis A. Pryor Dr. and Mrs. J. Neil Turnage

Mr. and Mrs. Brian L. Tharp Woodfin Company Your Home Team Mr. and Dr. John H. Woodfin, Jr.

Steward Society ($2,500 + ) Mr. and Mrs. Brantley D. Hathaway Mr. and Mrs. Michael T. Huennekens Mr. and Mrs. John B. Lewis Ms. Michele A. W. McKinnon

Blue Club ($100 + ) Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Maruca Ms. Nancy Mier Mr. and Mrs. William N. Perkins Mrs. Charlotte A. Phillips Mr. and Mrs. John Rodriguez The Steward School Middle School

1972 Society ($1,972 + ) Mr. and Mrs. Alexander V. Brand Mr. and Mrs. Lee F. Butzin Mr. and Mrs. Donald F. DeLaney, Jr. Schwab Charitable Fund

Patron Mrs. Beverly Fowlkes Mr. and Mrs. William H. Hoofnagle III Mr. and Mrs. Michael G. Reazin

Spartan Society ($1,000 + ) BCWH Architecture Interiors Planning Brent Family Foundation Honorable and Mrs. J. Stephen Buis Mr. and Mrs. J. Cabell Chenault IV Lisa and Stephen Melton Mr. Scott N. Mescall and Mrs. Delaney Turnage Mescall ’92 Mr. and Mrs. Faisal S. Qureshi ’92 The Steward School Parents Association Mrs. Anne C. Woodfin Corinthian Club ($500 + ) Mr. and Mrs. Marc A. Allocca Mr. and Mrs. Cameron N. Cosby Ms. Mary Harvard Nolde ’93 Mr. and Mrs. Walter J. O’Brien, Jr. Relay Foods

In-Kind Gifts Anonymous Mrs. Betty Anderson Dominion Engineering Associates, Inc.



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Mr and Mrs. Larry W. French Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence E. Gelber Goya Foods, Inc.

Hamilton Beach Brands Inc. Dr. and Mrs. Bradford J. Matthews Performance Food Group, Inc

Richmond Cold Storage Dr. and Mrs. Christian E. Shield

Matching Gifts Many employers have matching gift programs that can allow an employee to double or possibly triple the value of a gift. a special thank you to the families listed below who took this extra step to support steward. To see if your company has a matching gift program, please visit your human resource department or visit Altria Matching Gifts Program Mr. Richard Jupe and Mrs. Mary Hollis Lewis Jupe ’84 The Mertz Family Mr. and Mrs. Kevin B. Osborne Mr. and Mrs. Craig G. Schwartz Mr. and Mrs. Brian L. Tharp Bank of America Foundation Ms. Blythe P. Heywood Dr. and Mrs. Leonard B. Whiteside III Capital One Services, LLC Mr. Patrick T. Andriano and Ms. Lori A. Schwabenhausen Mr. and Mrs. Edward E. Berling Mr. and Mrs. Amitabh Bhargava Mr. Tim Burress Mr. and Mrs. Gordon M. Macgill Mr. and Mrs. John E. McDonald III Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Magnano Mr. and Mrs. Adam L. Northup ’92 Mr. and Mrs. Jason P. Welch

CarMax Foundation Mr. and Mrs. John C. Chenault V ’91 Mr. and Mrs. Terry L. Fix Mr. and Mrs. Russell W. Jordan IV Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ross Mr. and Mrs. Robert N. Sorensen Dominion Foundation Mr. and Mrs. John R. Harrell Ms. Diane Leopold Mr. and Mrs. Jake Mazulewicz Mr. and Mrs. James M. Melvin Mr. and Mrs. Matthew F. Olexy

Invest In Others Charitable Foundation Mr. James A. Cox III and Dr. Melissa A. Cox MeadWestvaco Foundation Mr. and Mrs. S. Kyle Fornash Morgan Stanley Matching Gifts Mr. and Mrs. John B. Lewis Oracle Corporation Mr. and Mrs. John C. Barker

Genworth Foundation Mr. and Mrs. John G. Apostle II Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey S. Wright

Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts Program Mr. and Mrs. R. Scott Curry Mr. and Mrs. Mark F. Leep

GlaxoSmithKline Foundation Mr. James T. Monroe and Mrs. Suzanne Rahal Monroe ’85

PNC Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Matthew G. White

The Brink’s Company Mr. and Mrs. William F. Smithson The Prudential Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Michael T. Huennekens Thompson, Siegel & Walmsley LLC Mr. and Mrs. R. Michael Creager Verizon Foundation Mr. C. Davin Bickel ’89 Wells Fargo Foundation Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Scott Frayser Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey A. Harrison Mr. and Mrs. David M. Ray

In Honor of/In Memory of Gifts In Honor of Mrs. Bonnie Anderson Miss Ana Leahy ’13

In Honor of Maria R. Heidbreder Mr. Courtland Lyle ’13

In Honor of Gates H. Orgain ’24 Mr. and Mrs. Albert M. Orgain IV

In Honor of Donald E. Steeber Mrs. Karen C. Howard

In Honor of Kourtney D. Boughey ’03 Miss Katherine Fore ’13

In Honor of Heather O. Jeter Miss Ann Marchetti ’13 Miss Sarah Austen Holzgrefe ’13

In Honor of Craig M. Smith Miss Stephanie Legg ’13 Miss Liza Jones ’13

In memory of Robbie and Kaylyn Whitesides’ grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Mike G. May

In Honor of Ms. Amy Cooper Miss Kiera Hintz ’13

In Honor of Susan T. Latourelle Miss Yvonne Taylor ’13

In Honor of Mr. Paxton Coulbourn ’25 Mr. and Mrs. John Bates

In Memory of Ms. Carol J. Michael John Craddock & Family

In Memory of Mr. William B. Garner Mrs. Christine M. Garner In Honor of Mrs. Lee Healey Miss Emily Robinson ’13 Miss Mary Leigh White ’13

In Memory of Mr. Joe J. O’Brien Mr. and Mrs. J. Cabell Chenault IV In Honor of Ann Darnley Orgain ’25 Mr. and Mrs. Albert M. Orgain IV


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Spartan Club Members and Donors

Mr. and Mrs. John G. Apostle II Mr. Drew Barker ’14 Mr. and Mrs. John C. Barker Mr. and Mrs. C. Leland Bassett Mr. and Mrs. Mark D. Booker Mrs. Carolyn R. Brandt Mr. Martin L. Brill Mr. Temple D. Cabell and Ms. Susan D. Stevens Mr. and Mrs. Daniel A. Caldwell Mr. and Mrs. Ronald B. Cameron Mr. and Mrs. Daniel M. Campbell Jamie and Jenny Christensen Mr. Jack Clifton ’17 Mr. and Mrs. Stephen F. Clifton

Mr. and Mrs. Bryan S. Cram Mr. and Mrs. Donald F. DeLaney, Jr. Mr. Baker Dewey ’16 Mr. and Mrs. William P. Dewey Ms. Harper Early ’06 Mr. Mike Edwards ’03 Genworth Foundation Ms. Mary Warden Good ’07 Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence L. Gray Mr. Lewis Gray ’14 Kurt Hammerschmidt Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Healey Ms. Grace Henderson ’10 Miss Lily Henderson ’18 Ms. Samantha H. Henderson

Mr. Steven C. Henderson and Dr. Sandra H. Henderson Kurt Henegan Mr. and Mrs. Eric J. Hopp Mr. and Mrs. Wallace S. Inge Mr. and Mrs. Catesby C. Jones Mr. Jeremy Karmolinski ’04 Mr. and Mrs. C. John Knorr III ’89 Mr. Jeremy D. Leahman and Dr. Courtenay E. Leahman Mr. Chris Leavitt ’13 Mr. and Mrs. James E. C. Leavitt III Ms. Diane Leopold Miss Nikki Leopold ’18 Mr. Ryan Leopold ’16 Mr. and Mrs. John B. Lewis Mr. Porter Lewis ’20 Mr. Warner Lewis ’24 Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Lindgren Mr. and Mrs. Michael E. Lubin Dr. and Mrs. Harold J. Martinez Dr. and Mrs. Bradford J. Matthews Mr. and Mrs. William A. McDonnell Baylor K. McKeand ’21 Dave and Jeanine McKeand Mr. Ross Meade ’13 Mr. and Mrs. Steven C. Meade Mr. and Mrs. James M. Melvin Sarah D. Melvin Miss Bella Metts ’15 Mr. and Mrs. J. Cabell Metts III Mr. and Mrs. William F. Peters

Thank You to our 2012-2013 Annual Fund Volunteers Chris Armstrong Chuck Arrington Lindsay Chambliss Debbie & Bob Farlow, Upper School Division Chairs Stephanie Hudnell, Middle School Division Co-Chair Roger Kasch Cathy Kirchmier Ron Johnson, Lower School Division Chair Jeremy Leahman Jonathon Lyle Carrie McAllister, Middle School Division Co-Chair



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Donna & Todd Mitchell Suzanne Rahal Monroe ’85 Frazer Orgain ’95 Sam Proctor Edie Ragan Josh Silverman ’91 Carter Thompson David Wright

Mr. Farest T. Pierce and Dr. Catherine V. Pierce Mr. and Mrs. Wray K. Powell Mr. Khaos Rannels ’17 Mr. and Mrs. Brian L. Redmond Mr. Gray Redmond ’16 Mr. and Mrs. Anthony T. Reed, Jr. Mr. Ethan Reed ’22 Miss Kate Reed ’24 Ms. Janet L. Rice Miss Kendall Schroder ’17 Ms. Lisa Z. Schroder Miss Morgan Schroder ’14 Mr. and Mrs. Bruce A. Secrest Dr. and Mrs. Christian E. Shield Mr. Brock Shiflett ’09 Ms. Sarah Shimer ’12 Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Steeber Mr. and Mrs. Edward G. Stiles The Trepp Family Mr. Jack Trepp ’15 Miss Maya Trepp ’25 Miss Meg Trepp ’16 Mr. Sam Trepp ’15 Mr. and Mrs. Linwood L. Tynes Mr. Harrison Vicars ’16 Mr. and Mrs. Michael H. Vicars, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Mark L. Wauford Mr. Royce Woolfolk ’13 Wright-McAllister Family Mr. Parker Wright ’18

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Steward school crossroads summer 2013  

A publication of The Steward School, Richmond Virginia, Private School, Independent School, Education, Magazine

Steward school crossroads summer 2013  

A publication of The Steward School, Richmond Virginia, Private School, Independent School, Education, Magazine