1845: The Magazine of Tilton School

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1845 the magazine of tilton school















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// Dan Ford ’88 takes his passion for brewing sake to the next level, becoming one of the country’s best and only experts.

// The work of the Tilton Experience continues to move forward as we seek to create a highly personalized journey for each student and faculty member.


// After 37 years on the sidelines, Ken Hollingsworth steps down as head football coach. Former players share their stories and memories.


// An old lake cabin, a make-shift ski jump and a newlyredesigned crosscountry trail—the changing landscape of Tilton School.

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// The Tilton wrestling phenom takes on challenge after challenge, piling up an impressive high school record. And he’s only a junior.

On the cover: Kylee Yam, science teacher, and Josh Lennon ’17 during an experiment last fall to test the health of the area watershed. See story on page 26.



STUDENT PROFILE: BYNN SHEN ’17 . . . . . . . . 20

ELLEN BAKER ALDEN ’85 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

A passion for art blossoms into a wonderful future.

The discovery of old family letters turns this former classroom teacher into a published author.

INTO OUR CLASSROOM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 FACULTY PROFILE: WENQING ZHANG . . . . . . 38 Using data and research to help language learners achieve their goals.

CAMPUS NEWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 // News by the Numbers & Quotables

ON CAMPUS COLLABORATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

ALUMNI PROFILE: MATT WRENN ’09 . . . . . . . . . 32 ALUMNI CONNECTING BEYOND THE HILL . . . . . 50 Georges Niang and Worthy Patterson, Sean Lee and Lowell Freedman—Tilton School continues to bring people together.

CLASS NOTES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 2016 ALUMNI EVENT PHOTOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62

English teacher Darren Redman helps students and faculty tell their stories while Tilton School unveils A Day in the Life.

IN MEMORIAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

TILTON SCHOOL & THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48


DOGS OF TILTON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88

ANNUAL GIVING REPORT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70


Tilton students returned to the Dominican Republic during spring break 2016 to partner with the Batey Foundation, working on infrastructure projects and helping families and young children. A new team of 20 students and five adults from Tilton School will go back to the DR in March 2017 for the fourth annual community service project. > S E E PA G E 4 8 F O R T H E F U L L S T O R Y




In reading these pages, it should

continues to evolve to serve the

Jim McInnes ’83 (he did all the

be apparent to you that our school

needs of our students. On your

work!), or when I bump into Jim

continues to not only stay true to

next visit, please note the newest

Ciancy ’91 on our cross-country

the value of relationships, but to

open spaces near the MARC, the

trails. Hearing their stories

its commitment to teenagers. As

finished tennis courts on the site

inspires me—I feel lucky to be

our world changes, we are driven

of the old Lawrence property, and

the head of our school.

to ensure that our students are

the cross-country trails, which

ready to embrace and navigate

have been re-opened on the “Back

As we forge into the next

a world marked by diversity and

40.” Finally, we have installed

chapter I hope you recognize

change. This is hard work, but

solar panels on the MacMorran

the important role that all of us

it is inspiring to think about the

Field House, which generates 10

have in Tilton’s future. We could

impact we have on our students

percent of our campus electricity,

not be who we are today without

and the broader community.

the first significant step toward

all the efforts of our alumni and

the use of renewable energy

teachers from the last 172 years.

The following articles contain

sources. These enhancements to

Collectively, we have created an

many stories that will bring

our physical plant have made a

exceptional experience that has

the energy of our community

difference in our daily lives.

made a difference in the world. For our future I am devoted

to you. Our work on the Tilton

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Experience has galvanized us,

This issue also highlights how

to sustaining our historical

especially the students, faculty

our alumni are spreading the

commitment to innovation and

and trustees, who are partnering

magic of our school. In our class

change so that our school will

to create a highly personalized

notes and alumni profiles, you

always make a difference in the

journey for each student and

will see the work they are doing

lives of our students and the

faculty member. It is a powerful

to make the world a better place.

world around them.

moment in our history, and it is

I am constantly awed by the

exciting to be part of it. I hope

commitment of all those who

that when you finish reading this

make Tilton possible; from our

issue that you will have the same

newest students and families to

sense of purpose and mission.

our talented alumni, we feel your

Forever Tilton True!

engagement and support in the

Peter Saliba P’17, ’19, ’19

You will also see that we’ve

work we do day in and day out.

Head of School

made some important physical

I feel lucky when I can spend a

changes to our campus, which

morning on a lobster boat with



Peter C. Saliba P’17, ’19, ’19


Sarah S. Bird ’87, Chair J. Terrill Judd ’70, First Vice Chair Mark A. McAuliffe, Secretary John Morton ’64, P’05, Second Vice Chair Jamie A. Rome ’80, Treasurer Harold Bailey, Jr. ’66 Stephen Camann ’52, P’75, Trustee Emeritus Sean Doherty, Faculty Representative Michelle Downs P’09, ’12, ’15, ’17, President, Parents’ Association Ellen Finn P’00, ’03, ’05 Dennis Gaudet P’07, ’13, ’15 Christopher Hamblet ’94 Dr. H. Alan Hume H’49, Trustee Emeritus Melanie I. Marken ’83, Lead Class Ambassador Matt Masiello ’90 David McElhinny P’13 Christian A. Nast, Jr. ’49, P’79, Trustee Emeritus Lawrence A. O’Rourke P’86 Charles C. Patten ’65, P’89 Dr. Shari L. Robinson Robert J.S. Roriston P’13 Mark S. Rudd ’69 Jason B. Schlossberg P’16 John Shaughnessy Sharon Spanos P’08, ’11 Andrea Ban Tecce ’88

1 845 EDITOR S Editor: Angie Cairns

Contributing Writers: Ally Goddard Jane Salach ’16 Rachel Saliba P’17, ’19, ’19 Aidan McWhinney ’08 Darren Redman P’17 Marcus O’Neil Class Notes Editor: Aidan McWhinney ’08


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Dennis Welsh Photography 1845, the magazine of Tilton School, is published once per year by Tilton School, 30 School Street, Tilton, N.H. 03276. Phone: 603-286-4342. Letters and editorial submissions are welcome and should be sent to communications@tiltonschool.org. © 2017


Tilton School challenges students to embrace and navigate a world marked by diversity and change. Through the quality of human relationships, the Tilton School community cultivates in its students the curiosity, the skills, the knowledge and understanding, the character and the integrity requisite for the passionate pursuit of lifelong success and service.

FROM THE LAST ISSUE M I K E M AY O ’ 8 1 , who was featured in A World

Ironman training helped with Steph’s college

Marked by Diversity & Change, has continued to

cross-country training; back at the University of

spread goodwill. In January 2017 he participated

New England in fall 2016, she broke her personal

in another service trip with Haiti Mission. He also

record in the 5K and 6K.

continues to volunteer at his church where he has been a CCD teacher for 10 years, is currently a 1981

A year since we featured ROBERT REDFIELD ’43,

Tilton School Class Ambassador, serves on the

he continues to entertain! Although he officially

Alumni Council at Muskingum College, is the

retired many years ago from the entertainment

manager of a youth hockey team, and is the assistant

industry, Redfield stays up-to-date on the music

scoutmaster for his son’s Boy Scout Troop.

scene (he enjoys listening to Taylor Swift) and is often asked to consult by managers and producers.

After being featured in A Tri-Umphant Feat last

Last winter he was visited by members of the Tilton

winter, S T E P H S N O W ’ 1 5 competed in her first

Alumni Office at his home in New Jersey, where he

full-distance Ironman in July 2016, which includes

lives with his wife Josephine and dog Allie.

a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, and 26.6-mile run. She was accompanied by a cheering section made up of family and friends, and her father and uncle, who were also competing. Her goal was to finish before Midnight, which she exceeded by more than two hours with an impressive finish time of 15 hours and 20 minutes. She cited that the marathon was the most difficult part and about three miles from the finish line she was not sure that her

Artist, faculty, alumnus, and volunteer E R I C O ’ N E I L ’ 9 7 has once again been published in Out of Step Books’ latest publication, Black and White Volume 3 and Slithers and Scales of Inspiration. Eric was featured in the last edition of 1845 for his black and white pointillism piece, featured in Black and White Volume 2. The impressive collection can be purchased through www.oosbooks.com.

legs and feet would continue to work. Having her friends join her for the last 2.5 miles and seeing her parents cheering her on at the finish line gave her the strength to successfully finish. Her

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Almost two years ago, the entire Tilton community came together to reimagine what it means to educate teenagers. What we realized then was that the current model of education does not meet the needs of our students. Today’s teenagers have very different needs and expectations for learning, including personalization, networking, real-world experiences, and opportunities to make a difference.

Tilton Experience Summer Institute. With partners Grant Lichtman, a nationallyrecognized thought leader in education, and Julie Wilson, executive director of the Institute for the Future of Learning, the goal was to dive deeper into the designs and create a change management strategy. The concepts explored by those first teams were distilled down to four design tracks for deeper study and exploration.

In June 2015, students, teachers, administrators, parents, alumni and trustees at Tilton School, came together to kick off this incredible journey. In August 2015, we were divided into nine design teams and over the course of the 2015-2016 school year began using design thinking to discover, empathize and prototype new ideas and solutions to address the challenge of educating today’s teenagers. We collaborated with outside experts as well as current faculty and students, and began to design a new vision of the Tilton Experience —a uniquely powerful education journey for every Tilton student.

These groups began exploring fundamental yet challenging questions in their pursuit of designing a new way to educate teenagers: n How can we help our faculty and staff become experts in design thinking, assessment, coaching and adolescent development to better prepare students for the changing world? n What will the personalized education journey be for each student and faculty member? n How will we assess competency in these new and shifting models? n What technology do we need to support these changes and make it all happen?

In summer 2016, select faculty, staff and students from the original nine design teams came together again as one Innovation Design Team and launched the first-ever

The design work that started in summer 2016 has continued into this academic year and has flowed into our regular work life as faculty and students. We not only created


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new ideas for the classroom, but the design process itself has changed everything we do. Whenever we identify a problem, our solution involves design thinking. The Tilton Experience is not only a unique program to help us better educate teenagers, but a methodology that has improved everything we do at Tilton School.

WHAT IS THE TILTON EXPERIENCE? The Tilton Experience is an approach that enables each student to discover his/ her own unique aptitudes, skills, interests and learning style and develop a Roadmap (a personalized journey) of intentional opportunities across all facets of school life to develop the skills he/she needs to become his/her best self and thrive at Tilton School and beyond. This highly personalized experience— supported by exceptional curricula, faculty development, a culture of innovation, a commitment to social responsibility, and physical spaces that foster community and learning—will ensure that no matter how the world changes, Tilton graduates will have the essential skills and the motivation to make a difference in our communities and the world. While each student’s Tilton Experience will be unique, each will include the development of essential skills, a process of self discovery to understand who they are, and a personalized Roadmap reflecting their goals and plans across our entire program, including both academic and non-academic areas.

In addition, we will engage with a variety of partners—other schools (including international schools), educational experts, businesses, and Tilton’s extensive network of alumni, parents and past parents—who will help us continue to design and refine our program. These partnerships will support the development of “signature programs” and learning experiences to further differentiate the learning experience at Tilton School. Finally, we will present our students to colleges and universities in a new way that demonstrates their strengths, growth, mastery of essential skills, and portfolio of academic achievements. On the following pages of 1845, we’ve outlined a number of initiatives already taking place during the 2016-2017 school year. You’ll read about classroom redesign in AP Psychology, English Literature, Engineering and the grade 10 Gateway program, and you’ll see more about the educational partnerships we have forged to help us learn the best practices for creating a newly-designed educational journey at Tilton School. We’re also looking for the continued contribution of the Tilton community, which was so pivotal when this journey began in June 2015. If you see or read or experience new and bold things happening in education or your industry that you would like to share, see the story on page 11 to learn more on how you can join the conversation and be a part of the ongoing Tilton Experience.



// Sara Feldman, English & AP Psychology Teacher

bringing the tilton experience to life by sara feldman

In June 2015 I sat in the chapel along with the rest of the Tilton faculty and officially became part of the Tilton Experience—a newly envisioned design process that would empower us to rethink, reimagine and recreate education. Since that day 21 months ago, the phrase “Tilton Experience” has come to mean a lot of things. It’s been both an abstract idea and a very concrete design process, and it’s led to a gradual but pervasive sense on campus that we are in a moment of real change and innovation. We are, quite simply, reimagining what a high-school education can be and how it should serve students as they leave Tilton and take their place in the world. In some ways it’s big change, but in other ways it’s simply an amplification of our mission “to prepare graduates for a world marked by diversity and change.” My own experience in boarding schools —as a student, a faculty member and an administrator—suggests to me that while independent schools can be many things, they are often resistant to change, especially programmatic change. This is probably for any number of reasons, but I’ve seen it most clearly when innovations in program or mission are suggested. It’s at this point when gatekeepers, in the form of a particular constituency or just overarching uncertainty, slow whatever initial momentum was present when these innovations were first suggested.

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The Tilton Experience and the design work surrounding its development has been different from everything I’ve seen happen in other schools. From the start of this process almost two years ago, all stakeholders have been included—teachers, administrators, students, trustees, alumni and parents. It is this very thing that I believe has been an essential part of the adoption of the Tilton Experience throughout the school community. In summer 2016 the work continued. I participated in multi-day design workshops with others who began the journey in June 2015 with the intention of taking the prototypes created during the design process of the previous academic year and create action plans for their implementation. As I went into the workshops with my Tilton colleagues, I realized how big this could be. This was our chance to continue talking about broad scale programmatic change; real change, not just “dreaming-on-paper” change. My own teaching practice didn’t really enter my thinking. I already thought of myself as a fairly “progressive” teacher, whatever that meant, and I was pretty sure that I was already doing most of what we had been talking about instinctively, if not intentionally. During the first few days of the summer workshop, our group talked about what we as the Tilton community had accomplished


during our prototype year [2015-2016]. We also met virtually with teachers from the Mount Vernon Institute of Innovation in Atlanta, Ga., who had been engaging with design process thinking for a number of years. As I sat and listened to the conversation, something occurred to me: I could do this, and I could do this now. I could take my Advanced Placement Psychology class, “blow it up” and rebuild it using the ideas of the Tilton Experience design year. And I could do it starting fall 2016. The summer design workshop provided a structure and a diverse set of resources from which I could work. What that looks like, in the daily practice of my class, is a competency-based framework in which students design their own learning goals and assessments. This is a fairly big departure from the way I’ve taught the class previously, in which the AP exam was the major outcome and all learning activities were built around preparing for it. In the new model, students still prepare for the AP exam but they are doing so through the pursuit of their own interests and natural curiosity within the subject matter; the course is conceived of as a partnership between students and the instructor. How is that looking this year in my class? Each student completes a learning contract for each unit, identifying their specific learning goals and resource list. The unit assessment must demonstrate mastery

in four to six competencies which come from the AP curriculum. We do three to five days of intensive direct instruction, and using that information and material, students design an assessment product that integrates their interest in the material with the unit competencies. A fundamental part of this design process has been the notion that a growth mindset is an essential element of being part of a school, whether you are a student or an adult. It’s a common ethos among teachers that failure can be a learning tool, but the irony is that it can be really challenging to admit to moments of failure and ask for help. One of the unintended consequences of my course redesign is that I’ve had to increase transparency with both my colleagues and my students about what is working and what might need reassessing. This openness has made teaching this year feel very real, and very important. This class is asking students to traffic in a “dual economy,” one which asks them to demonstrate mastery in very different ways. They have all been trained to demonstrate academic skills in very specific ways during their time in school— writing papers, taking tests, and repeating back information. Those skills alone don’t necessarily mean success in this newlydesigned class, because the emphasis is on synthesizing and applying material in the world outside of the classroom.

In September 2016 when I first introduced it, students demonstrated a wide range of reaction to this change, from excitement to apprehension to everything in between, which is reasonable. As I write this, nearly eight weeks later, I have seen them develop skills not only in understanding a psychological concept, but also in examining its application in the world. For example, I have a student currently researching the relationship between the adolescent brain and sleep, and creating a presentation he will share with stakeholders. He is using material from our unit on the brain, but it is the connection to a real-world issue that will help him understand why this information is important and relevant to his own life. Every person connected to the Hill has his/ her own Tilton experience. My own has been rooted in countless opportunities for growth, both professionally and personally. In my third year of teaching at Tilton School my most significant work will be to reimagine my role as a teacher, not as a “sage on the stage,” but as a partner in each student’s passion and learning. This has been an eye-opening, reinvigorating experience, and one about which I’m very excited. about the author

Sara Feldman teaches English and AP Psychology at Tilton School. She has been an active participant in the Tilton Experience design process since it began and has been a member of the Tilton staff since fall 2014. When she’s not in the classroom, Sara enjoys spending time with her very active ‘’who-needssleep?!” four-year-old twins. Sara is looking forward to finally taking a nap sometime in 2022. // 7

// Tilton faculty and staff attend one of the Tilton Experience workshops.

co-designing the tilton experience MOUNT VERNON INSTITUTE FOR INNOVATION (MVIFI) TOGETHER WITH TILTON SCHOOL If it takes a village to raise a child it certainly should take a lot of collaboration and expert advice to reimagine the way we educate teenagers for the 21st Century. Enter Mount Vernon Institute for Innovation (MVIFI) and Bo Adams, executive director. Mount Vernon has been part of the Tilton Experience from the beginning when the Tilton community first began asking “What if ?” questions about educating teenagers. Adams collaborated with Julie Wilson, founder and executive director of the Institute for the Future of Learning, and the nine initial design teams to begin creating the foundation needed for the Tilton Experience.

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MVIFI works with schools and learning organizations across the country, helping educators change what they’re doing through a process called Deep Design Thinking (DEEPdt). Using the concept of people-centered problem solving, DEEPdt contains four phases—Discover, Empathize, Experiment and Produce. These four phases help the design thinkers (in this case, members of the Tilton Team) get to the roots of the problem (how to create a new way of educating teenagers) and discover ways of meeting those challenges (the Tilton Experience). In September 2016, the relationship and collaboration with Tilton School and MVIFI deepened as Adams and the MVIFI team arrived at Tilton School for a two-day intensive study. They visited classrooms, met with grade-level leadership, worked


with the TEx Summer Institute Team, and held a design-thinking workshop for faculty. Then later in October 2016, members of the Tilton Discovery Design Team traveled to MVIFI in Atlanta, Ga., to experience firsthand the DEEPdt process and gain new tools for helping the Tilton team discover and articulate the specific curriculum elements needed for students to create their personal education journey. One piece of that puzzle is to help potential students at the application phase assess and discover their own strengths, weaknesses and passions. This will be a crucial first step so students can create their own personalized journey at Tilton School, whether it’s four years or one.


in the classroom: TEx in action now

This academic year is a year for exploring and prototyping new ideas. Teachers, administrators and students have been encouraged to dream big and continue to ask the “What if?” questions as we work collectively to create the new Tilton Experience. Along with the classroom redesign Sara Feldman is exploring with her AP Psychology class, three other Tilton teachers and a senior student have taken on the challenge of reimagining what the Tilton Experience will look like at the classroom level by using their own classes and senior Capstone project as laboratories for discovery.

// An artist’s conceptual drawing of Franklin’s revitalized downtown. Courtesy of PermaCityLife.


AP ENGLISH LITERATURE AND COMPOSITION— CHARACTER & COMMUNICATION MIKE LANDROCHE, ACADEMIC DEAN In AP English Literature and Composition, students partner with each other and direct how they learn. AP Lit teacher, Mike Landroche, invites them into self-discovery through choice—choice of what they study and choice in how they demonstrate mastery of understanding and skills.

ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING TYLER M C DOUGOLD, TEACHER This class has partnered with PermaCityLife, a non-profit organization based in Franklin, N.H., with the task and vision of revitalizing downtown Franklin through the development of several projects along Main Street and the Winnipesaukee River. The goal is to create environmental solutions that are safe and sustainable for communities to thrive. One of those proposed projects is an eco-village using land from an old mill site. McDougold’s students have been selected as a partner and asked to create a full design for the eco-village, including housing designs and public space configurations, and then present the work to PermaCityLife at the end of the school year. If the company

likes their plan, it will be selected for actual development. How is this approach different from previous engineering classes? “The engineering class last year was safe. All risks were taken inside the classroom. This year, if the design the students create is not good enough, the company is not going to use it. This year it’s not me telling them what to do. They have to research this on their own,” McDougold said. The class made its first presentation before PermaCityLife in February 2017. The presentation went well and the students were asked to further refine their ideas, putting them on track to making a real-life impact on the future of downtown Franklin.

How does that look? Through the first two units in Ancient Greek and Contemporary Theater, students chose one play out of a selection of three dramatic works to further explore. They must demonstrate the analytical and critical “close reading” through their choice of presentation activity, such as scene recreation, character profiling, or screencasting. The presentation activity must then be presented in Skinner Tower or at a school meeting and uploaded as a video on YouTube, Google+ or Vimeo. For these performances students must align their understanding of the audience, the occasion of the performance, and the purpose of the presentation. To encourage deep understanding of character and written communication, Landroche has also invited his students to continues...

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THERE’S A LOT OF POTENTIAL OPPORTUNITIES TO DO A LOT OF REALLY COOL THINGS FOR THE COMMUNITY, BOTH LARGE AND SMALL, THROUGH THE GLOBAL GOALS.” -ELLISSA POPOFF, GRADE 10 COORDINATOR ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// For more information visit: www.globalgoals.org

create magazine-style profiles of campus personalities. What is the image this person projects publicly? Is there someone else behind this public image? What motivates us to project an image that is a bit different from our authentic selves? “The goal is to get to the humanity of the person behind the image,” Landroche said of this project, “to tone our capacity for empathy and to work hard at finding truths.” /////////////////////////////////

GATEWAY FOR GRADE 10 ELLISSA POPOFF, GRADE 10 COORDINATOR Gateway has been an important part of the grade 10 experience at Tilton School for several years. It’s an opportunity for students to dive deeper into their education by spending a full year researching a current world problem (poverty, urban decay, infant mortality, to name some possibilities) and then presenting their findings and proposed solutions before a panel of faculty and experts. This year, through the process of the Tilton Experience research, Gateway itself has gone deeper by aligning itself with the Global Goals for Sustainable Development, a U.N.-sponsored program that outlines 17 goals for a better future by 2030. “The Global Goals is aligned really well from start to finish with the design-thinking process” of the Tilton Experience, said Popoff. Some of the goals include: No Poverty, Zero Hunger, Quality Education, Reduced Inequalities, and Climate Action— by 2030. “Almost any topic in the world will fit under the goals in some way,” said Popoff. “Even if it’s something unique to Tilton, it can fit under one of the goals.” 10 \\

Along with ending the year with a presentation, this year’s grade 10 students will also create a final product to address the issue they studied. Products can be an internship, a prototype (for a new style of car, for example), starting a club, creating a documentary, or partnering with an existing organization to address an issue.

Tilton Experience. Seniors at Tilton School already create a Capstone project at the end of the year that is often a spin-off from their Gateway project in grade 10. But this, like the new Gateway, will ask them to go deeper and explore issues in greater detail. It will also force them to “get out there” and try something new, different and life changing.

“There are a lot of potential opportunities to do a lot of really cool things for the community, both large and small, through the Global Goals,” said Popoff. “Just by talking about them we’re already being part of the solution.”

Sarah Morin ’17, a student who has been a part of the Tilton Experience since June 2015, is using her senior year to test this new concept. Her goal is to partner with an existing non-profit or non-governmental organization in a Spanish-speaking country to do a five-week intensive hands-on project. She plans to go in March 2017, overlapping with spring break. But immersing herself in another culture and language is only part of Sarah’s overall Masterpiece. Through this experience she hopes to pioneer a bridge between Tilton and the organization, creating the framework for other Tilton students to follow her lead. At the writing of this article, Sarah was exploring opportunities in the Dominican Republic, Honduras and Peru.


SENIOR MASTERPIECE SARAH MORIN ’17 Under the reimagined curriculum of the Tilton Experience, students in their final year will be required to create a Masterpiece —an in-depth project or independent learning experience, designed by them, that helps them put into practice the skills they have developed through their own

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FROM THE START, THE TILTON EXPERIENCE HAS BEEN ABOUT COLLABORATION. TEACHERS, ADMINISTRATORS, STUDENTS, ALUMNI, PARENTS AND TRUSTEES HAVE ALL BEEN PART OF THE CONVERSATION. Now as the bulk of the design work shifts to the four specific teams, community collaboration is still needed and desired. If you are part of a learning community or you see, experience or read about an educational concept that matches what we’re doing with the Tilton Experience, please share! Go to the Tilton School website link below to learn more. With your help and collaboration, the Tilton Experience will become the educational paradigm shift we all believed we could inspire when we started asking “What if ?” What if the change we create is the force that changes the world?


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STRONG TO THE END: FINISHING THE SAME WAY HE COACHED THE GAME The impact Coach Ken Hollingsworth P’06, ’09 has made on the players and the football program at Tilton School over his 37-year coaching career is immediately evident as soon as you ask anyone. His dedication, his inspiration, his fun-loving spirit and penchant for practical jokes, his high standard of sportsmanship, and his true love for the students comes out loud and clear. Almost as loud as the players themselves when they collectively shout “Four!” at the start of every fourth quarter. It’s a battle cry of sorts, reminding both players and coaches that despite how they feel physically or emotionally, they need to keep going until the clock runs out. “It’s a statement of belief,” Hollingsworth explained of the traditional cry. “It means ‘This has to be my best.’ When you’re tired, when you’re sore, that’s when you try your hardest.”

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For 37 years, Coach H has been inspiring students to try their hardest both on and off the field, whether it’s the first down or the last punt. He estimates that over his years as head coach he has interacted with more than 1,000 football players. And all the time wearing his signature pair of shorts on game day. Rain or shine. “I have always worn shorts on game day, no matter how rainy, snowy or cold it is. Even on freezing cold days. I was trying to send the message that it was important to be mentally tough,” Ken said. On Saturday, November 12 at the 2016 Powder Keg games against rival New Hampton School, Coach Ken Hollingsworth shouted his own “Four!” (while wearing shorts) as he finished his last regular-season game as the head coach of Tilton School football. “It was a tough decision,” he said about stepping down. “I absolutely love coaching football and working with these kids. I just have felt very blessed.” But it’s a lot more than football, he admits. Probably every Tilton student who ever played for Coach Hollingsworth would agree. Putting on the Rams jersey meant more than just the performance on the field. It was about how you played the game; how you took the loss, and how you graciously accepted the win.

“Class always shows,” Hollingsworth said. “People recognize good behavior. I know the importance that preaching values, character and sportsmanship has in sports. You see the kinds of people these people have become. Sportsmanship is something I really, really value. Show class, have dignity, respect others,” he said. The decision to step out of this role was a practical one for Ken. “I haven’t had a Saturday off in the fall in 37 years,” Hollingsworth joked. Now with those Saturdays free, he expects to go watch some of his former players play college football, take more day trips with his wife Sandy, or simply spend more time with family. Needless to say, Coach H will still be attending as many Tilton games as possible, continuing to root for the Rams. Ken’s desire to become a football coach stretches back years to when he was a child watching his dad John coach football at Reading High School in Reading, Mass., where he was also a math teacher and athletic director. Young Ken eventually became a ball boy for the team and spent a lot of time hanging out in the locker room with his father and other players, watching the elder Hollingsworth and storing away memories. “I always knew I wanted to be a teacher and coach because of

“ I H AV E A LWAY S W O R N S H O R T S O N G A M E D AY, N O M AT T E R H O W R A I N Y, S N O W Y O R C O L D I T I S . I WA S T R Y I N G T O S E N D T H E M ESSAGE THAT IT WAS IMPORTAN T TO BE M E N TA L LY T O U G H .” -Ken Hollingsworth P’06, ’09 my dad,” Ken said. “My dad was my hero growing up and I knew I wanted to be like him. He still is my hero today.”

It was at this point that Ken called an end to the joke and calmly said “I’d like to introduce you to my brother Jack.”

A career of 37 years gathers a lot of memories, and Coach Ken Hollingsworth has a lifetime’s worth. He fondly remembers his first undefeated season as a Ram in 1982 when the team won its last game at Kents Hill in a driving rainstorm. After the whistle blew, the Tilton players spent another 10 minutes diving in the mud on the field, enjoying the pure thrill of a perfect season.

As he recounts the story, Ken laughs and shakes his head. “I like pranking and joking,” he said. “I knew the loyalty that those guys had. The practical joke is one thing, their reaction is another thing. The guys were so loyal. They all still talk about that day.”

“I owe Kent Silvan [head coach at Kents Hill] an apology,” Hollingsworth said sheepishly as he recounted the tale. “The field was just a puddle of mud. It was atrocious.” He remembers the time he pulled a practical joke on his 1984 team when he had his brother, Jack Hollingsworth, pose as a rivalschool spy and stand 200 yards away from practice, pretending to take notes while the boys ran plays. When Coach Hollingsworth approached the apparent stranger, demanding to know what he was doing at his practice, his loyal players stepped in. “Before I could do anything my whole team came at him. They’ve got him surrounded, they’ve got their helmets off and they’re trying to hit him,” Hollingsworth said. Despite the rough treatment—with his hair all messed up and his hat askew—Jack Hollingsworth continued to play his part of the act. “You’re a loser!” Jack shouted at his brother, escalating the emotions. “And then the kids really came at him,” Coach Hollingsworth said.

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Ken also remembers the 2000 season, another time the Rams went undefeated and the year the team “adopted” the son of Ken’s college classmate, John Svoboda. The young boy’s leg had recently been amputated below the knee due to cancer and the players had been exchanging letters with him. During a playoff game, Sam, the 11-year-old boy, was on the sidelines to watch his Rams. Before the game started, Sam was brought into the huddle to be with the players. It was the first time the Rams had met Sam in person and emotions were running high as they hugged and supported the young cancer survivor. “How incredibly special that moment was for those kids, having that little guy there,” Hollingsworth remembers. “That was an unbelievable moment.” Sam went on to play baseball, basketball and soccer in high school and is now a Stanford graduate, where he started (and played on) a club team for the Irish sport of Hurling. “Our players were a role model for this kid and it was incredible to see how they reacted when Sam joined the huddle,” Hollingsworth said.

It’s moments like these that Ken points to when talking about the lessons of the gridiron. “Football is my favorite sport but football to me is really about life,” Hollingsworth said. “The lessons you learn on the football field carry through life. How to deal with failure, deal with success, how to handle something bad. “Teaching life lessons is the most important thing I do. The Xs and Os they’ll forget. The lessons they learned are what matters. That’s the good stuff,” he said. And the memories of the “good stuff” continue. Coach Ken remembers 2007 when the Rams became New England Champions for the first time with a record of 9-0. He also fondly remembers his other undefeated seasons—1992 and 2001. And he has special memories of his time at Tilton School when life on the field hit close to home.

“Coaching both of our two sons, Scott ’06 and Eric ’09, for four years of football and baseball at Tilton School was incredibly special for me,” Ken said. “It was fantastic to get to know their friends both as a coach and as a father. Since they have graduated, Scott and Eric have come back to help me immensely on the sidelines for every game that they can. It’s a thrill for me to have them coach with me.” Ken and his wife Sandy celebrated their 30th anniversary in March 2016, and he credits her for being such a key institutional member of the Tilton community. “Sandy has worked both in admissions and development, and she has had a huge impact on so many Tilton students and alumni. Beyond that, she has been the glue of our family, always supporting the boys and me throughout many long seasons. The players always knew that ‘Mrs. H’ would be at all of their games rooting for them. She

“TEACHING LIFE LESSONS IS THE MOST I M P O R TA N T T H I N G I D O . T H E X s A N D O s T H E Y ’ L L F O R G E T. T H E L E S S O N S T H E Y L E A R N E D A R E W H AT M AT T E R S . T H AT ’ S T H E G O O D S T U F F.” -Ken Hollingsworth P’06, ’09

truly is an exceptional person.” Ken also remembers his players and today still stays in contact with more than 500 of them, whether it is attending their weddings (Ken officiated at two alumni weddings in 2016, one in New Hampshire and one in Mexico), hearing about their potential new job opportunities or successes, learning about the births of their children, giving advice or providing support, visiting with them at Tilton functions or going with them to a Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins or Celtics game. And he remembers his dad, John ‘Bud’ Hollingsworth, and the impact he still has on Ken’s life as a teacher and coach. One particularly fond memory for Ken is when his dad joined him on the sidelines at Tilton for a few games when Ken’s regular assistant coaches were absent. While Ken called plays and managed the game, he looked over at his dad, clipboard in hand, experienced eyes on the field, and found himself in a unique place of father/son closeness. “That was one of the biggest thrills of my life, having him on the sidelines with me,” Hollingsworth said. “It was almost ceremonial.”

As Ken steps away from the football field he is not stepping away from Tilton School. He will stay on as head varsity baseball coach, student advisor, and special assistant for external relations. And he will always be the point of inspiration for thousands of Tilton alumni, students, faculty, parents, friends of the community and more than 1,000 football players now scattered far from the Hill and around the world. Scott Hollingsworth ’06 reflected on his dad’s last year coaching football at Tilton School. “People used to always ask me, ‘Is it tough playing for your dad?’ I can honestly say I speak for the entire Tilton family when I say there’s no one else in the world we would have rather played for.” about the author

Angie Cairns is the director of communications at Tilton School, joining the community in fall 2016 after more than eight years overseas where she led humanitarian projects in post-Soviet orphanages and was the head of marketing and communications at Tashkent International School. Angie is excited to be a part of the Tilton community. Her dog especially enjoys his walks in the Back 40.

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IT WAS NEVER JUST ABOUT FOOTBALL FORMER PLAYERS SHARE THEIR STORIES... TOM BURGESS ’83: A couple years after graduating from Tilton I was visiting campus and saw something strange. It was the middle of winter and the snow banks were piled high on either side of the road. As I drove, I began to wonder exactly how tall those snow banks were and imagined walking alongside them. Would they reach my shoulders? Far ahead of me I saw some dark object moving haphazardly through, or perhaps over, the snow banks. I assumed it was kids playing but that didn’t seem quite right. I could only see one human-looking form and it seemed to be struggling. Perhaps some worker had been abandoned and was trying to get back to the road? As I came closer, it became clear that the strange form was a man running (if you could call it that) through the snow banks. The messy snow reached his waist and every step required a heaving, full body haul to get each leg sort of, but not quite, out of the snow before falling back down and hitting some form of pavement or ice beneath him. As I rambled by, the man waved. Later that day I learned that the strange man struggling through the snow had in fact been Coach, simply out on his morning run.

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JUSTIN BELAIR ’93: When I reflect upon the impact Coach H has had on my life, I have a hard time knowing where to begin. Some people enter your life for a brief time and have an immediate, and lasting impact. Others, like family, have a subtler, more profound effect over a longer period of time. I would undoubtedly place Coach H in this latter category. Coach H was the first teacher I met at Tilton back in 1989 and he has had a hand in shaping my life ever since. Coach H is a role model in every manner. He can inspire a team to give their all on the gridiron as easily as he can comfort an anxiety-riddled student before a test. But what sets him apart is that he backs up his words with action. I have never met a more dedicated, caring, honest person than Coach H. He is not only a coach, but a teacher, a mentor, and a true friend to me. DON GILL ’85: [During a game against New Hampton] we were not playing our best but were holding our own. We were trailing 7-0 at the half. I recall Coach Hollingsworth and Coach Milgrim standing in the locker room during halftime and not saying a word. There was a period of reflection by us and the staff. The thing that stood out was after the official knocked on the door to tell us we had a few minutes until we needed to be on the field, Coach looked at us and told us how much he believed in us and that we needed to step up our game to win. He then opened the door and said, ‘If that 7 is on the board at the end of the game, you’ll be winners! LET’s GO!!’ We kept the 7 on the board and won! I have never forgotten that moment.

BRAD THOMPSON ’90: This past summer, Coach asked me to place a call to a top high school player who was looking to transfer out of his current school to a new prep school in New England. When I heard which schools he was looking at [along with Tilton], I knew it was going to take something more than Tilton’s scenic campus to get this kid, as he was looking at some pretty top-notch football schools. I spent the majority of my call talking about the best weapon I had: Coach Hollingsworth. It was an easy sell. Coach H is someone every kid would want to play for—fair, honest, tough, with unparalleled ethics. He wins with class and loses with grace. He makes every kid who played for him feel like they were the most important player to EVER play for him. My senior year, we played New Hampton for the league championship. We blew a 14-0 lead and lost in overtime. I think about that game all the time. The feeling that always comes back is disappointment. But it’s not disappointment about what I missed out on, but in how bad I wanted to win that game for Coach Hollingsworth. Twenty-six years later I still feel the same way.

TYLER FILLION ’04: I personally had kind of a tumultuous senior year. In July I broke my leg and had major surgery. I should not have played football. My doctor let me play but he explained I was probably going to break my leg again, but I made that decision. Basically I could barely walk never mind run but Coach supported me. It took me forever to walk back to school after practice and one day I was walking alone and Coach pulled up next to me in the van. He asked if I wanted a ride and I declined because none of the others were getting rides. He hopped out of the driver’s seat and let one of the other coaches drive. As I limped up the hill he walked with me. He told me a lot of great things, that he admired me playing hurt and that it took guts. More important than what he said was the fact that he took the time to walk up that hill with me. Words matter, but deeds are lasting. I’ll never forget that moment. When I graduated I remember walking away from everyone and Coach came up to me and told me a story about the struggles of the hockey team at Northeastern. A lot of the players were blaming their coach, and one of the players (a Tilton alumnus) stood up and told everyone to shut up and get behind the coach. The alumnus had what Coach explained as a back bone. I wasn’t sure what the point was and then he told me how he saw some of those same qualities in me. I hadn’t really had anyone tell me that in the way he did and it is something I have carried with me ever since. He helped me identify something in myself that I could use for the rest of my life.

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“You’ve enriched so many lives with your work and dedication that it would take hundreds of years of Saturdays to pay you back for the 37 years you’ve given up. I’m thankful I was fortunate enough to be along for the ride.”

“Coach H is a great coach for many reasons! There was a time when I was a big kid but lacked the confidence to be a good player. Coach yelled, “Condo, get in there!” I ran up to him. He grabbed my facemask and told me to be tougher than I had ever been. I got in the game, and made a great tackle. He was surprised and the crowd cheered. It was a great moment. I knew I could do it, I just needed someone to do exactly that, grab me by the facemask and tell me. It was a big moment for me, even today.” -STEPHAN CONDODEMETRAKY ’86


“I am so fortunate and proud to be able to say that I was there in the beginning of the beginning. The vast number of young men whom you touch is truly a testament to the positive power and influence that one man can have on so many souls.” -DAN LUCIANO ’83

“Your contribution to both the school, and the program—as well as Tilton Athletics overall— is immeasurable. You made that program what it is. I’m thankful to have been a part, albeit small, of your legacy at Tilton, and I thank you for being the coach, mentor, and teacher you were to us. I played for a lot of coaches over the years, but none who had quite the impact you did. You truly led by example and I’d like to think we are all better human beings for it.” -JOHN THUDIUM ’86

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“I had no idea what to expect entering my sophomore year at Tilton. What I got was an English teacher, advisor, and football coach wrapped up in one energetic package. In the next three years we had winning seasons in all the teams you ever coached me. Other than JV baseball my 10th grade year, you were my only coach. How lucky was I? You taught me in the classroom, on the field, and how to be a leader in all phases of life. You coached with such passion and enthusiasm and have a genuine love for football. It was contagious and I bought in from day one. I value our friendship that has lasted for more than 30 years. When things have been difficult in my life you have been there for me with a gracious smile and that famous pat on the shoulder. Thank you for 37 years of greatness.” - D AV I D “ T I N Y ” G E R O M E ’ 8 6

“YOU are the reason I am a coach/teacher and I try everyday to emulate you—you are the BEST!” -ROB MORRIS ’85

“In a time when most people don’t stay in jobs for 37 months, [this] is pretty epic. What a career! Tilton football IS Ken Hollingsworth. I’m proud to have been a part of it.” - B R A D T H O M P S O N ’ 9 0

“Thirty-seven years is incredible and there is no question that you have been hugely important in shaping the lives of thousands of young adults. I can’t begin to tell you how often I refer back to my experiences at Tilton, with you and others, and draw on ’What’s the right thing to do?’ in countless scenarios—especially with my own kids.” -JON SMITH ’93

“The impact you have had on the lives of your players and students is immeasurable. Every day on the field and in the classroom you brought the energy, enthusiasm and passion that no other coach or teacher had. I’m sure there were days in which this was a challenge for you but you would never show it.” -AL MESSER ’93

“The men who have come out of the Ram family are a testament to the man who led us, and the qualities you instilled in us. In this day and age, with the focus on the individual, I take comfort in knowing I was taught the right way. Playing football at Tilton is a bright chapter in my life, and you are its author.” - D AV I D S P I C E R ’ 0 2

“The lessons of hard work, dedication, and selfless service, paired with pure love for the game and teamwork that you taught have never left me. Any kid who has had the honor to put on that black and gold and strap up the chin strap for you will say the same thing. You truly are an inspiration and an amazing coach.” - J O E C O S TA N Z O ’ 0 3

“Thank you very much! Even in my short time here, the impact you have made on me is enormous. I can’t even imagine how many more people feel the same exact way. So lucky to have you as a mentor and role model.”

“I have never seen a more professional coach, a more professional representative of any organization. He captured what it meant to be a pro, to stick to your principles. He wanted to have class and honor and dignity before he wanted to win. In my opinion that is why we did win a lot of games. We were built on principle and because of that we won even when we were defeated. I never lost a game and walked away thinking anything negative. Coach embodies the growth mindset; the win-or-learn type mentality.” -TYLER FILLION ’04

“Playing for Coach Hollingsworth was one of the most special times of my life. He was the type of coach you would do anything for. He made you believe in yourself and your teammates. He energized us not only in games, but in practice and in the classroom, too. That’s why we were successful. That’s why he is such a great coach and person.” - D O N G I L L ’ 8 5


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BYNN SHEN ’17 by jane salach ’16

Bynn Shen ’17, one of Tilton’s own incredible artists, is unsure of how her passion for the arts developed. “It kind of just happened,” she said. “I was always a quiet and shy kid growing up. I did not go outside much, so it is possible I just found entertainment and joy in art when I was indoors all the time.” Throughout the years, art has become not only one of Bynn’s favorite activities, but also a form of therapy. The sketchbook or easel have served as a space for Bynn to express her feelings after a bad day. In the world of art, Bynn particularly adores Silvia Pelissero, who creates a variety of pieces with watercolor, ink and acrylic. She also studies the work and techniques of other famous artists. “When I look at artists like Rembrandt and Picasso,” Bynn said, “I look at their paint application, how they managed to create the form, and the composition.” Bynn finds a lot of inspiration from contemporary artwork, describing her artistic style as “technical as well as illustrative.” She pays attention to detail and color, working “mainly in graphite pencil and watercolors, but I dabble a little in gouache, and recently, I have picked up acrylics.” 20 \\

While at Tilton, Bynn has consistently been involved in the arts. Whether it’s art classes, the fall afternoon art activity, or designing sets for theater productions, she has flourished as a talented young artist. “It has allowed me to spend more time on doing what I love,” Bynn said about her time at Tilton. “It has been hard to find motivation recently and time is always a big issue, so taking art classes has really been helpful.” During her junior year, Bynn took Advanced Studio Art and Graphic Art and Design. The artwork that she produced in these classes was on display during Tilton’s spring 2016 art show. Also included in the show were three pieces she created outside of art class. The first two paintings, a beagle and some peonies, were done in her free time, painted with watercolors and gouache. The last piece was a self-portrait made from charcoal and ink. Tilton is not the only place that has fostered Bynn’s artistic growth. While looking for advanced classes to take during the school year, Bynn came across a class at Plymouth State University called Drawing the Figure in Value. With the help of her father, who works at Plymouth State, she met with the professor of the course and enrolled in the art class. During the fall and winter of 2015, Bynn drove from Tilton to Plymouth, NH every Tuesday and

Thursday afternoon to attend the art class. The self-portrait she created from charcoal and ink was her final project for the class. Bynn also spent part of her summer vacation at a four-week program at the School of Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). In their Early College Program Summer Institute, she practiced multiple drawing and painting techniques and became familiar with a variety of different mediums. Bynn has applied to the School of Art Institute of Chicago, Rhode Island School of Design, The New School in New York, Maryland Institute College of Art, and Virginia Commonwealth University. Wherever she ends up, she plans to continue her art studies, earning both a Bachelor’s and Master’s of Fine Arts. Looking even further into the future, Bynn hopes to pursue art as a career. Unsure of what job she wants, she says, “I guess I will just go with the flow and wherever college and my artwork takes me.” about the author

Jane Salach ’16 attended Tilton School all four years. During her time at Tilton she was involved in several athletic and after-school groups including soccer, lacrosse, and theater. She was very active in community service projects and traveled with the school to the Dominican Republic in March 2016. During her senior year she interned with Ally Goddard, former director of engagement & events. Salach is now a freshman at Muhlenberg College in Pennsylvania.

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by ally goddard


My Dearest Ellen... With unparalleled enthusiasm and unmistakable red hair, Ellen Baker Alden ’85 addressed a room full of Tilton School students in Davis Lecture Hall in September 2016, capturing the attention of the AP and Honors History students with tales of her greatgreat-grandfather’s journey from Ireland to his service in the U.S. Civil War. A chance discovery a few years ago of several 150-yearold Civil War letters turned the once elementary school teacher and wine consultant into a published author. It began when Ellen’s young daughter Jillian was in search of a baby photo of Ellen that they discovered an antique box amongst the old family albums in the attic. The old leather box was originally set aside, until curiosity

got the better of Alden. The first letter she opened was addressed to a long-ago relative and began “My Dearest Ellen.” Her interest was piqued. Soon Alden was engrossed in the letters written by her great-great-grandfather, Florence Burke, to his wife and children in West Springfield, Mass., during the U.S. Civil War. Ellen was awestruck by the letters, their history, and the connection she felt to her ancestors. She reached out to her parents, who knew the box of letters existed but had not actually read through all of them. Alden quickly became fascinated with discovering more about the family whose lives were documented in the beautifully written letters. She felt compelled to share the story with her family and began putting

together a timeline and short history. In truth, Ellen described the initial text of her story as boring. She wanted to know more, so she packed up her family and took a trip to Ireland to learn about their ancestors and to visit the area in which her family had lived, specifically County Cork. Seeing the Irish landscape, towns, and locations in person brought the book to life for Ellen. She was able to imagine the story, the people and the profound struggles of the potato famine. While on the trip, Ellen met historian John L. O’Sullivan. He was able to fill in many of the historical aspects of the book, including accurate 19th-century language and dress. It was also during this trip that Ellen realized that the book should be written from the first-person perspective.

When Ellen and her family returned to the United States from their adventure abroad, she began an intensive year of research. Throughout the research and writing process, she kept in touch with John. As you might imagine, the 80-yearold Irish historian did not have email, so Ellen shipped copies of her drafts to the gentleman and received them back in the mail with handwritten notes in the page margins. Once she had compiled the notes, background, and timelines, Ellen embarked on a year of writing. It was hard for the energetic mom to sit still long enough to write. Each day Ellen would see her children off on the bus and then settle down with her Mac computer, where she would travel back in time to tell the story of the Burke family. continues...

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The exceptionally snowy Boston winter helped keep Ellen inside writing day after day. As soon as she completed the first draft, Alden went in search of an editor. Like many writers, Ellen was met with numerous rejections, but that did not stop the determined writer. After several failed attempts to connect with one New York City editor, in Ellen’s words, she eventually “wore her down” and had an editor for her book, creatively titled, Yours Faithfully, Florence Burke: An Irish Immigrant Story. During the year of edits and rewrites, Ellen spent seven months trying to hire a publisher. She reached out to the wellknown traditional publishers, but rarely heard back with even a rejection. There were three publishers that gave her initial hope, but after being strung along for months, Ellen pursued a small independent publisher, Stress Free Publishers in Atlanta, Ga., who seized the opportunity to publish Alden’s historical fiction novel. It was Alden’s goal to have her 96-year-old grandmother read the published book containing the family story, so time was of the essence. Her indie publisher helped bring the book to life 24 \\

in print and on e-readers. It can be purchased on Amazon, barnesandnoble.com, and Apple iBooks. It is also available in paperback at four bookstores located in Andover, Mass., and on the North Shore of Boston. To mark the huge accomplishment of being a published author, Ellen, her husband Mike, and her father Mike Baker traveled to West Springfield, Mass., where the Burke family had settled in America. There Alden was greeted by extended Burke family members and townspeople who wanted to celebrate the life of Florence Burke. There was even a Civil War reenactment group who performed an “Empty Chair Ceremony” in honor of her greatgreat-grandfather. Ellen launched her book with a signing in the summer of 2016 and sold more than 100 copies. It was a heartwarming experience for Alden to share her labor of love with friends, family and interested readers. It is Ellen’s hope to also share the book with students and provide an engaging story that tells the history of the Irish famine and consequent immigration to the United States in the late 1840s.

At the direction of Tilton School history teachers Sean Doherty and Doug Goodale, Ellen’s book was incorporated into the AP and Honors History courses at Tilton School. “I am grateful that these young history teachers understand the value of historical fiction to education,” Alden said. It is Alden’s hope that her book will appear in more history classes across the country. Alden describes the experience of returning to the Hill to present her book as “crazy.” Affectionately known as a “faculty brat,” Ellen grew up on the Tilton campus from the age of three months until she moved to Burlington, Vt., for her freshman year at St. Michael’s College. During her years on the Hill, Ellen’s father, Mike Baker, served as an English teacher, dean of students, assistant headmaster and headmaster. Better than anyone, Ellen recognizes all the changes made to the campus throughout the years. Alden gives credit to her life and experiences at Tilton for providing her with the bravado and drive to write her first novel. She described Tilton as a nurturing place where she was able to be the person she wanted to be. Growing up in the

accepting environment fostered her imagination. While a student at Tilton, the small class sizes helped Ellen find her confidence and discover her strengths. It allowed the self-described “mediocre” English student to become an author. By popular demand, Ellen plans to continue the story of the Burke family with a second novel about the life of Michael Burke, Florence Burke’s son and her great-grandfather. We can look forward to reading the latest Alden novel in a year or two. about the author

Ally Goddard was with Tilton School from 2012 to December 2016. Over the years she wore many hats, including events & communications specialist. In her last position she was director of engagement and events and oversaw alumni relations and the Tilton Parents’ Association.

// Old letters, saved for more than 150 years in a leather-bound box, come back to tell history’s story.




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// Before students begin the leaf pack experiment, Josh Lennon ’17 gets up close with the local wildlife.

what do

LEAVES + BUGS tell us about the health of our watershed?

OUTFITTED IN THEIR WATER-WADING GEAR, THE ECOLOGY STUDENTS BRAVELY ENTERED THE WINNIPESAUKEE RIVER OFF TILTON ISLAND PARK ON A BRISK FALL DAY. THE GOAL—SET UP ARTIFICIAL LEAF PACKS FOR AN EXPERIMENT TO DETERMINE THE HEALTH OF THE RIVER AND SURROUNDING WATERSHED. The packs remained in place until midwinter, at which time students returned to gather the experiment and began collecting data. The packs mimic natural leaf packs that collect in slow areas of a stream or river. Certain aquatic insects that are highly sensitive to pollution will not appear in the

packs if the surrounding watershed is too polluted. This is the second year Kylee Yam’s ecology students have conducted this experiment. They’ve partnered with the Leaf Pack Network, a network of citizens, teachers, and students across the country investigating local stream ecosystems.


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The board quickly realized that it would take a

The cross-country running team used the ski trails for

large sum of money to get the land ready for school

running; the outing club used the land to practice

use. The first plan for the property was done in

building shelters, bridges and fires; there are even

1960 and included a $265,000 price tag that did

rumors of a school gun club that used the property.

not include the construction of a field house or ski jump (see 1960 Plan on page 30). The board hoped to sell the 25-acre Charles E. Tilton Athletic Fields in Northfield to help defer the cost and listed the fields for $150,000 (Board of Trustees Executive Committee Minutes, October 1960). Selling the fields, however, proved more difficult than anticipated. There were a few potential buyers, but none of them came through. One

by rachel saliba P’17, ’19, ’19

the land into an industrial park but they were


only willing to pay half of the listed price. The


Winnisquam Regional School District even


considered purchasing the land for a new school,


but decided to build where Southwick School is

Building/Skinner Tower and Maloney Dorm was placed in the Back 40 in 2007, the trails stopped being used by the cross-country team, mountain biking and Nordic ski teams, and were frequented by more dogs and their owners than student athletes. That all changed in spring 2016 when Head of School Peter Saliba and alumnus and two-time Olympian John Morton ’64, P’05 conspired to improve the Back 40 with up-to-date cross-country running and skiing trails. John’s experience as the founder of Morton Trails and the designer of more than 100 trail projects all over the world, including for the Olympics, was invaluable in mapping out

located today.

the new trail system.


In the meantime, Tilton School made the most

The first phase of the plan was completed in


of the Back 40. The ski team was able to use the


new property right away for cross-country skiing,


40”—EVER SINCE THEY PURCHASED IT ALMOST 60 YEARS AGO. The Back 40 is a 49-acre parcel of land located on the east side of campus behind the MacMorran Field House and Ice Rink. The land was originally owned by the Marcoux family (great-grandparents of Alix Marcoux ’92) where they kept chickens and cows. The school purchased the land and associated 1900-era home and barn for $19,000 during the summer of 1958. According to the Board of Trustees meeting minutes from that year, the land was to be used immediately for skiing and “some other athletic activities” and could “satisfy completely the serious need for facilities up on

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party considered purchasing the fields to develop

Around the time the dirt fill from the New Academic

but they had to travel to train for ski jumping and racing. In 1963, members of the Board of Trustees were convinced by Ski Team Captain John Morton ’64, P’05 and others that Tilton needed its own ski

summer 2016 when Peter and John, along with 14 faculty and staff volunteers, spent a day cutting and clearing a 5K trail for our teams to use. There are still more trails to be improved and cut as the budget allows, but the Tilton cross-country team hosted their first home meet on the trails in late

jump and intermediate ski hill.

September 2016.

A small ski hill was constructed on the hill behind

While the future of the Back 40 is still being

where the Chapel is today with a rope tow purchased from the Blue Hill Ski Area. It included floodlights to accommodate night skiing. A 20-meter ski jump was built with the dirt from the expansion of the dining hall during the summer of 1963 (see photo on page 31). The ski jump could be accessed from various heights so beginners and advanced jumpers could train on it.

the hill.” (Headmaster’s Report to the Executive

Since the days of the ski jump in the 1960s, the

Committee of the Board, July 23, 1958).

Back 40 has served a number of other purposes.

discussed (there have been more than six plans drawn up over the past five-plus decades), it is clear that the Back 40 will continue to be a natural resource that we will use to help our students discover their passions in life—whether it is to become an Olympic athlete or to find a life-long joy.


dining room, living room and sleeping quarters for up to 17 people. It was hoped that Webster Lodge could also be used by the summer-school students and possibly rented out by the spouses of the Gordon Research Conference scientists. The rental income was expected to cover the maintenance and cost of the lodge. While it is difficult to determine if the school gained enough revenue from the lodge, the trustees eventually sold Webster Lodge in 1981 for $37,200. The lodge’s distance from campus and related problems, such as vandalism and


liability, became untenable. The proceeds from the sale were used to build a 30-by-60 foot in-ground pool next to Hamilton Hall to continue to comply with the Gordon Research Conference’s requirement for a private swimming area.

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! SHARE YOUR STORIES AND PHOTOS OF THE BACK 40 OR THE WEBSTER LODGE. Email Rachel Saliba P’17, ’19, ’19 at: rsaliba@tiltonschool.org

LODGE—A CABIN LOCATED SIX MILES FROM CAMPUS ON WEBSTER LAKE IN FRANKLIN, N.H. Webster Lodge was purchased by Tilton School for $12,500 in December 1960 to comply with an agreement with Gordon Research Conferences (GRC) to provide “a private swimming place for the scientists” (Board of Trustees minutes, November 15, 1960). The

The Gordon Research Conference ended its contract with Tilton School in 2010. The inground pool was removed and replaced with a bocce court in 2014. Director of Summer Programming Dustin Good has been working to replace the GRC Summer Institute by partnering with other organizations to use the campus during the summer—no private swimming place required.

A B OU T T H E AU T H O R : Rachel Saliba P’17, ’19, ’19 joined Tilton School in July 2012 as Director of School Stewardship working closely with the offices of Admissions and Alumni/Development. Her passions include history and archiving the past. Since joining Tilton she has spent many hours digging through attics, closets and hidden

Gordon Research Conference paid the school

corners of campus, retrieving and preserving

for the use of its dormitory, meeting rooms and

the history of Tilton School.

recreation spaces for the annual GRC Summer Institute, where GRC scientists came together to share research. According to the agreement with the GRC, the swimming place could not be a public beach, so the Board of Trustees found Webster Lodge on Webster Lake in Franklin. It had 120 feet of lake frontage and was furnished with a kitchen,

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1 9 6 0 : M A R C O U X F I E L D D R AW I N G

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MATT WRENN ’09 by aidan mcwhinney ’08

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I T A L L S TA R T E D D U R I N G A C H A R I T I E S I N C E N T I V E W I T H H I S C O L L E G E S O C C E R T E A M W H E N M AT T W R E N N ’ 0 9 D E C I D E D T O S I G N U P T O B E A P O S S I B L E M AT C H F O R A B O N E M A R R O W T R A N S P L A N T. “The more people who signed up from our team for a cheek swab [DNA test], the more the charity, Delete Blood Cancer, would match the donations,” Wrenn said. So Matt decided to sign up. Once the cheek swab was finished and his data in the system, the next step was just to wait; wait to see if he would be a match for someone—anyone—battling cancer. Eventually the match came—a 19-year-old male from the United Kingdom. When Wrenn first received the news that he was a match and could go through with the surgery, his first thought was “How much work will I have to miss and what if my company does not give me the time off ?” He quickly realized that these worries were solely about himself. A young man was most likely lying in a hospital bed, in pain and not sure of how long he had to survive. This realization made Matt think about where he was at 19, the patient’s age. He was having the time of his life in college with no thought to when he would be nearing the end of his life. “I could not imagine being that age and having to look at my life through a clock,” Wrenn said. He also realized that any company that would not give him enough time to help save someone’s life was not a place where he would want to work. With these new perspectives, Matt continued with the process and the patient was set up to go through an intensive chemotherapy treatment to deplete him of any red blood cells and place him in intensive care

until he could receive Wrenn’s bone marrow donation. When the match was initially made, there were no conditions for Wrenn. His only choice was to accept or decline. But once he made his decision to move forward, there would be no going back. “When I was accepted as a match, there were no rules,” Wrenn said. “However, if I backed out after accepting, it would mean almost certain death for the patient.” A week before the surgery Wrenn had to give up alcohol, which meant that he couldn’t crack a cold one while watching the Bruins game. His personal goal was “the healthier I can be, the better marrow I can provide,” he said. Wrenn began eating more red meat and would pack in as much spinach and other iron-rich foods as he could. Donating marrow can be done in two ways. The less invasive option is to sit in a chair for roughly eight hours while doctors give medication to the donor to extract marrow from the bone and inject it into the patient’s bloodstream. Due to Wrenn’s earlier sportsrelated head injuries, however, he was not eligible for this option. It was not a recommended course for the patient, either. The doctors in charge of collecting the bone marrow are called “The Harvest Team,” a title that was a bit disconcerting for Matt and left him afraid that he would wake up from the procedure missing an organ, he joked. In reality, the procedure

they used was far more serious. To harvest the bone marrow, the team took a hollow-tip needle and made four holes on each side of Wrenn’s spine. Within those four holes, a needle was inserted into his pelvis bone 32 times. The pain was not bad, Wrenn said. “It felt like when you get a really good bone bruise when you are playing sports,” he explained. After the procedure, Wrenn had to give up sports until he was fully healed because the 32 holes could cause a hairline fracture in his pelvis. Wrenn knew that he had done something positive by donating, but he was aware that not every story has a happy ending. “What if my donation does not take?” he wondered. “You always go to the worst-case scenario in these situations.” It wasn’t until October 2016 before Wrenn heard that the patient had survived and was producing new, healthy cells. Matt was extremely relieved and thrilled that this 19-year-old man was going to live his life and finally get to enjoy what Matt felt were some of his favorite years.

were [now part of ] a big family. You were around this culture where you took care of each other no matter what.” It is these two factors especially that Wrenn credits for why he cares so deeply for other people’s well-being. Both the patient’s and Matt’s identities will remain confidential for one year after the procedure. It is Matt’s dream that once that year is up, the patient will be healthy and the two will be able to communicate. “My biggest hope is that he could come to New Hampshire, or I could go to the United Kingdom,” he said. “They are big on soccer over there and hopefully we could go watch a game together!” Even if the patient is not a soccer fan, Wrenn hopes they can find something they both love to do and do it together. about the author

Aidan McWhinney ’08 came to Tilton School as a sophomore, back in the day. Now a 2008 Tilton graduate, she rejoined the community on the Hill in fall 2016 as engagement & communications specialist.

The influences Wrenn had while he was growing up were the things that compelled him to do something bigger than himself and give back. “My parents raised me to be a good person, take care of people, and always treat others like I would like to be treated,” Wrenn said. “I also spent my time from 13- to 18-years-old in the Tilton School community where it didn’t matter who you were, you // 33






ALUMNI PROFILE: DAN FORD ’88 BLUE CURRENT BREWERY by ally goddard Blue Current Brewery, the only sake brewery in Maine, is based in Kittery on Route 1, tucked back away from the road. From the outside, you have no idea of the magic that is happening inside the nondescript warehouse. Sake is one of the hardest beverages in the world to brew and is practiced at the nano level. It takes years to learn the craft and few are able to master the skill of sake brewing. Alumnus Dan Ford ’88, described by all who know him to have immense perseverance, not only mastered the craft, but has become an award-winning sake brewer. The brewery in Maine houses an impressive collection of machinery, tools and boxes of beautifully-packaged sake ready for distribution. Early on, when building the brewery from the ground up, Dan was introduced to Dr. Jason Bolton, professor of fermented food and beverage at the University of Maine. During their initial meeting, Dan and his business partner Larry Winslow spent six hours brainstorming with the professor. The partnership took off from there. They eventually were referred to the university’s Advanced Manufacturing Center and collaboratively designed and constructed a high-functioning steamer that sits atop the commercial kettle. Dan and Larry continue to be invited to guest lecture each semester at U Maine. Generic equipment for sake brewing is not available for purchase at retail or online stores. The equipment used by Blue Current

is all custom-made and unique, like the sake itself. However, in order to successfully brew sake, the brewery must remain cold; the technique of brewing sake requires that the ambient temperature remain at 50 degrees. Ford was destined to live and work in the cold. Born on St. Patrick’s Day in a snow storm on Governor’s Island in Gilford, N.H., Dan spent his childhood in Laconia and Nashua. He enrolled at Tilton School in fall 1984. Dan fondly remembers his time on the Hill. Although at times he struggled with academics, he learned vital study habits and other important lessons while a student at Tilton. For instance, even though his hockey team only won one game, he always had fun and learned the true meaning of teamwork. He credits that experience with teaching him how to lose, and that with perseverance, you will eventually win. Tilton and Coach Ken Hollingsworth pushed Ford to try new things and not be afraid. He affectionately comments that “Hollingsworth was always happy, and if he was serious, he meant business.” The two remain close two decades later. Former Head of School John MacMorran (dec. 2009) played an important role in Dan’s life even before he became a Ram. Mac, a wonderful pianist, often accompanied Dan’s mother Ivy (Carey) Ford, a beautiful Scottish singer, during performances in the Fred A. Smart Chapel.

At a young age, Dan would join his mother on her trips to campus and grew up dreaming of one day attending the school on the Hill. MacMorran became family to Dan and was a mentor before, during and after his time at Tilton. One of Ford’s fondest memories was playing cribbage against Mac in Harrington House. The deal was that if any student could skunk the head of school three times in a row, he would buy him or her a milkshake; if they could skunk him five times, it was a steak dinner. Although Ford never managed to beat MacMorran, they still enjoyed a milkshake or two. After two transformative years on the Hill, Ford decided he would forgo the traditional university route and joined the workforce rather than head straight to college. He eventually missed academia and applied to colleges. Remaining in chilly New England, he spent two years at Hesser College, but soon set his sights on an extension program at Harvard University. He later graduated with a degree in psychology from Harvard. In 2005 Dan was working for Azora Bank, consulting on IT projects and risk management. It was during this time that Ford first experienced the Japanese culture while living in Tokyo. He loved his time abroad and affectionately describes Japan as having “the politeness of the British, engineering of the Germans, and the food of the French.” He returned to America continues... // 35

THE EQUIPMENT USED BY BLUE CURRENT IS ALL CUSTOM-MADE AND UNIQUE, LIKE THE SAKE ITSELF. pictured to the left: The brewing process for sake takes place over many weeks and throughout several rooms, where the rice is fermented, soaked, stirred, pressed, set, pasteurized, filtered, stored, pasteurized again, and bottled.

and began a career in technology trading at Fidelity. Unfortunately, in 2008 Ford was among the many Americans impacted by the poor economy and company downsizing. He spent a few years searching for a new job and finally came to the conclusion that if he wanted a new career, he was going to have to create that opportunity himself. Dan yet again persevered. During his time of unemployment, Dan also began dabbling in home brewing sake after discovering a starter kit at a shop in Portland, Maine. He purchased a small packet of Sakamai rice and was mystified how the tiny packet was going to produce a large amount of sake. He enjoyed the process so much that he started researching sake brewing. Ford soon discovered that there was not much competition on a small scale in the New England area. He decided to pursue sake brewing at the micro-brew level, and Maine was the perfect place to do it. Ford lives by the motto ‘Made in Maine,’ leveraging the local fresh water, fresh air and pride of American ingenuity and craftsmanship. Even the packaging, like the sake, is made in Maine. The design on the label was created by local artists, Kim Case and Phyllis Ford, Dan’s wife and marketing partner. The soothing blue label was one of five labels selected for the American Package Design 36 \\

Award by Graphic Design USA in 2016, beating out companies like Coca-Cola and Anheuser Busch. When Dan became serious about sake brewing he took a trip back to Japan with a friend and fellow sake enthusiast. They spent time scouting breweries and learning about the process. The two curious Americans were well-received by the brewers, who generously opened their doors and shared their craft and techniques. What was once a thriving practice in Japan with approximately 12,000 brewers, brewing sake is now a dying art, with only 1,200 active brewers remaining in the country. The decreased numbers has put a premium on sake.

Association, a group of retired business professionals eager to help and lend expertise to green entrepreneurs. In his first meeting with Seacoast SCORE, Dan hosted a sake tasting and they were intrigued. Dan describes the advice he received from SCORE as “golden.” Blue Current Brewery was even nominated for the SCORE success story of the year in 2016.

In Nagano, Japan, Ford and his companion visited Masumni Brewery. It quickly became Dan’s favorite, crafting what Dan describes as “standout sake.” He fell in love with the brewery and its style. Masumni was founded in 1700. In that first year, the founder planted a tree, which is still symbolically standing, although now the tree’s ancient branches are held up by ropes. In honor of the iconic brewery, Blue Current uses the same yeast.

There were a number of individuals who guided Ford along the way. His mentor, John Gauntner, is a conduit to all things sake in Japan. Considered the world’s leading non-Japanese sake expert, Gauntner has educated hundreds of sake professionals through his seminars and personal training. Gauntner also offers a master tasting course, in which he teaches pupils to distinguish and identify sake characteristics in a blind taste test. There is also a written portion of his master course, educating students on the culture of Japan, correct brewing procedures and temperatures, and the intricacies of sake, all of which Ford passed with flying colors. Impressively, Ford is the 87th of 121 certified “Advanced Sake Professional” (think master sommelier of sake) by the non-profit organization The Sake Education Council.

Dan returned home motivated to start his own brewery. He consulted with the Small Business Administration’s SCORE

In 1999 on a dive boat in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, Dan met his now business partner, Larry Winslow. The two bonded on the


boat and became fast friends. Throughout their vacations at an all-inclusive resort, the two continued to run into one another, which solidified their friendship. A short time later, Larry endured a career-ending neck injury and was told to stop working as a plumber and builder. Dan asked the Burlington, Vt., native to consult while he built the brewery. Larry became intrigued by the craft and asked if he could stick around and help when Dan launched the business. The rest is history.

Each batch of sake takes weeks to brew. The intricate process has a multitude of steps, each one as important as the next. There are even several days during the process when Dan has to be up every three hours to stir the rice. Dedicated to his craft, he has created a home-away-from-home at the brewery. The brewing process also takes place throughout several rooms, where the rice is fermented, soaked, stirred, pressed, set, pasteurized, filtered, stored, pasteurized again, and bottled.

The partners, with the unparalleled support and assistance from their family and friends, opened Blue Current Brewery in the fall of 2013. At the start of the 2015 summer season, they began bottling and distributing the junmai ginjo sake in Maine. Currently the sake can be found at many retailers and restaurants in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts, including Hannaford, Market Basket, and Whole Foods, and has recently begun being distributed in the United Kingdom. The delicious rice-based brew pairs well with seafood and has been a huge success in Maine restaurants in Ogunquit, Kittery, York, Belfast, and Wells, to name a few. Recent James Beard award winner Cara Stadler, the best young chef in the world, pairs Blue Current sake with her signature dishes at both Tao Yuan in Brunswick and Bao Bao Dumpling House in Portland, Maine.

Dan loves what he does, and it shows. Blue Current sake is quickly becoming a well-known brand and distribution is spreading across the country. Dan hopes to hire new staff and make Blue Current a national and international brand— distributing to New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Las Vegas and eventually to Singapore in the near future. If you’re lucky to live in one of the 38 states where it’s distributed, you can purchase it now! The best part of Dan’s new career is that he gets to see the reactions of his customers when they taste Blue Current sake for the first time. He is able to share in the joy people experience when tasting the different sake flavors. The smiles and love of the product validate his perseverance and dedication to the craft. Ford and Blue Current Brewery were recently awarded

gold in the London Sake Challenge, a huge honor for the small sake brewery from Maine, sharing the honor with other breweries that have been at this on average 140 years. about the author

Ally Goddard was with Tilton School from 2012 to December 2016. Over the years she wore many hats, including events & communications specialist. In her last position she was director of engagement and events and oversaw alumni relations and the Tilton Parents’ Association.


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WENQING ZHANG by jane salach ’16

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Wenqing grew up in the Henan Province in Eastern China, just off the coast. She attended college in Beijing, China where she studied Chinese language and literature. She then enrolled in a Master’s program at the University of Pennsylvania for teaching English to speakers of other languages. After completing the Master’s program, Wenqing Zhang was not sure what she wanted to do for a career. However, she always wanted to be a teacher and loves working with students. For Wenqing, Tilton held a certain appeal. “Boarding school is a very diverse environment with many different pieces to learn from,” she explained. This, combined with the fact that her graduate work was in teaching English as a Second Language (ESL), made Tilton a good fit. Along with working in the Center for Academic Achievement (CAA), Wenqing is also a dorm parent in West Knowles, the freshman and sophomore girls’ dorm. She co-advises an advisory group, is yearbook co-advisor, and she started a Chinese program during her first year at Tilton. Teaching mostly ESL learners in the CAA, Wenqing’s favorite part of her job is that she can really get to know her students. “It’s either one-on-one or two-on-one, so I get to know my students’ skill level and know them on a personal level, which makes me passionate about my job,” she said. “It is the same experience working in the dorm. You get to know your students personally. That’s what’s missing in a public school or a day school.” Working with international students inspired Wenqing’s research on first-language influence on students’ achievement, which she began in September 2015. “Each student is different,” Wenqing said. The variable that creates the biggest difference in a student’s achievement

is how committed the student is to learning a second language, she explained. “There can be psychological damage from banning a student to speak their native language,” said Wenqing. “The point is not to prevent their first language use, but to encourage their English (or second language) use.” In 2016, Wenqing presented her research at two conferences. The first one, Penn TESOL East, was organized similarly to a science fair. Six stations were set up in a room and attendees walked around and asked the presenters questions about their topic of research. Wenqing presented data gathered from a survey, which she had created and gave to current Tilton international students in her dorm and in the classroom. Wenqing described the second conference, American Association of Applied Linguistics, as being much more “prestigious.” She received a lot of good advice for methodology and how to move forward with her research. At a roundtable presentation she attended, about 20 people, including three presenters, were each given 10 minutes to present on their similar topics. Wenqing’s presentation was her research on the connection between an international student’s ability to speak their second language and how dedicated they are to not speaking their first language. Wenqing also traveled to Minneapolis to attend STARTALK Program Design Institute. This program is meant specifically for those designing a foreign language program. It focuses on teacher recruitment, curriculum design, assessment, and program development. The program encourages teachers to design each lesson around three themes: language, culture, and content. Wenqing has applied these valuable techniques to the Chinese program she started at Tilton in fall 2015.

In November 2015, Tilton’s entire language department attended the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages conference in Boston, where Wenqing again presented her research. Wenqing stays in contact with her past professors. She credits Diane Lasu Freedman for having had the biggest influence on her own research and work. Wenqing met Diane during her Master’s program at the University of Pennsylvania. Wenqing puts Diane’s influence in the field into perspective: “She teaches a class every other semester. The registration for her class opens at 12:00 a.m., and by 12:01 a.m., her class is full,” said Wenqing. Over the years, Wenqing has kept in touch with Diane and even ran into her once in Montreal. Wenqing learned from her that “language is ongoing; the learning is never complete.” Using all of the information and knowledge gained at the several conferences and programs she has attended, Wenqing hopes to continue her research and refine her data in the future. However, she needs to narrow down her research and focus on one specific area, she explained. At the same time, she hopes to expand the Chinese program at Tilton so it has varied levels, and even one day add an AP class. Accomplishing all of these goals will take time, she said. Finding a way to maintain balance will be the key. about the author

Jane Salach ’16 attended Tilton School all four years. During her time at Tilton she was involved in several athletic and after-school groups including soccer, lacrosse, and theater. She was very active in community service projects and traveled with the school to the Dominican Republic in March 2016. During her senior year she interned with Ally Goddard, former director of engagement & events. Salach is now a freshman at Muhlenberg College in Pennsylvania.

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2016 Alumni Weekend By The Numbers

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Campus Quotables


“IN HINDSIGHT, I CAME TO VIEW MY EXPERIENCE AS A STUDENT AT TILTON AS TRANSFORMATIVE IN EVERY SENSE.” // Mark Rudd ’69, in his acceptance speech for the John Charles Daly Award during Alumni Weekend 2016


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by darren redman P’17


a private school headmaster could

Your God, a memoir of his boarding-


find himself in an Alaskan salmon

school days at Dragon School and

factory, hoping to catch the attention

Eton College in England. During the

of a girl in a blue bandanna.

one-hour call, the students learned


more about the writing process, how


As a novelist and short story writer,

Watkins creates his stories, and


Robinson’s words about the writing

other useful tips as they tell their


process were helpful. “Everyone in

own tales.


this room has this gift, the ability to


imagine what the world looks like

In late October a larger group of

through another person’s eyes...each

Tilton students and faculty gathered

of you has the opportunity to teach

in the Lucian B. Hunt Library to listen

those around you what’s different

to the Telling Room’s Molly McGrath,

about you, and also, what you and

director of publications, and Noah

the rest of the Tilton community

Williams, one of The Telling Room’s

have in common.”

student authors. The experiences they shared will help Tilton School

The Telling Room was founded

Institute for Educators to learn how

As the new school year got underway,

under the premise that young

Tilton could then use the stories that

the Tilton School English faculty

adults are natural storytellers and

would come forth at the end of the

steadily began working to enhance

Over the winter months, Redman

commemorated its first 10 years of

summer. He brought back several

the stories Rams wanted to tell; the

and the other English teachers have

existence with this unique text, The

ideas to help the school put together

stories they wrote or began after their

been working with students to select

Story I want to Tell. Some of The

its own anthology of work, tentatively

summer reading program. Assistant

the final group of stories that will go

Telling Room’s best student work

titled Tales from the Hill, which will

Head of School Kate Saunders broke

into Tales from the Hill. The goal is to

over the past 10 years was compiled

be published in the Parnassus, the

the ice during a fall school meeting,

release the publication by spring 2017.

and mirrored by professional

Tilton School art magazine.

recounting her own boarding school days and how they relate to her

authors such as Richard Russo and To that end, one Maine author from

devotion to Tilton School. Later in the

The Story I Want to Tell, Lewis

year, Redman also shared his story

At the start of summer 2016, the

Robinson, was chosen to speak

about growing up in Maine and his

whole Tilton School community of

at the 2016-2017 Convocation on

poignant relationship with his father,

students, faculty, administrators, and

Monday, September 6. Robinson’s

both then and now.

staff, was invited to read The Story I

When Dad Rode Past Me in the

Want to Tell and each member of the

anthology complemented Hunting

In October 2016, students had two

Tilton Community composed his or

in the Woods, a piece by student

more wonderful opportunities to

her own poetry or prose. That was the

author Noah Williams. On that

learn more from other experienced

first step. During the summer, Darren

Labor Day evening at Tilton’s

writers. On Wednesday, October 12,

Redman, Tilton School English

Convocation, Lewis Robinson told

Darren Redman’s AP Languages

department chair, attended The

yet another story. He related how a

class held a conference call with

Telling Room’s inaugural Summer

young man who grew up the son of

Paul Watkins, author of Stand Before

Elizabeth Gilbert.

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craft its own publication.

about the author

Darren Redman P’17 teaches English and is the chair of the English department at Tilton. He joined the school in fall 2015 after an exciting year of teaching and coaching at an international school in India. Prior to that he spent 20 years with the faculty at New Hampton School.






created by Schroth. Jane humorously

of the dining hall, and then we picked


remarked “I originally thought that

up a package from housekeeping,

I would be strapping a GoPro to my

which had some really delicious

head for the day, recording my day-

cookies in it from my ‘mom.’ By the end

to-day activities. However, I had no

of the school day we had video clips

idea what I was getting myself into.”

of gravity testing in physics class,


picking up coffee, saying goodnight The day started when she arrived

to my dorm parent, and playing

in the ceramics studio a little before

Frisbee on the quad. I blame the fact

In spring 2016, videographer Justin

“After a bit of online searching (and

8:00 a.m. so she could get all the tools

that it took me about 10 tries to catch

Schroth of Lucent Productions in

a power drill), I took to fabricating a

ready and begin throwing clay on the

the Frisbee on the camera that was

Boston visited campus to create the

mount that allowed me to attach one

wheel for the first video clip.

blocking my eyesight,” she said.

Day in the Life video for the Tilton

of my smaller cameras to the front of

Admissions Office. Seniors Jane

a motorcycle helmet. Using wireless

“My jaw dropped when I saw Dikran

After the school day, Arshagouni

Salach and Dikran Arshagouni were

transmission to a director’s monitor,

walk in the door wearing a giant

used the helmet while he practiced

selected to wear the helmet cam

I was able to give directions to the

helmet (the size of a snowmobile

his soccer skills. Then Salach filmed

created by Justin to document their

students as we filmed each scene. It

helmet), with a full-size professional

her final clip—walking onto the turf

typical day on the Hill.

was great seeing their excitement

camera attached to the front. This

field before a lacrosse game and

and willingness to be involved

contraption was a little bigger than a

participating in the team huddle and

Justin described the Day in the Life

throughout the project. I think

GoPro,” she said.

cheer. She got to watch this last clip

project as “One of the most favorite

everyone did a great job turning my

[projects] that I’ve done with Tilton

vision into a reality!”

School.” Lucent Productions has

before she went to her actual lacrosse Salach suddenly realized how

practice. After viewing the clip,

intense this video was going to

Salach said, “It looked really good

been working with Tilton since 2012,

Justin wasn’t the only one excited

be, and knew it would exceed her

and gave me high hopes for the rest

creating all of the exciting video

about creating this project. The two

original expectations. The video clip

of the video! Overall, I really enjoyed

content now highlighted throughout

students who participated, both

in the ceramics classroom was the

being able to participate in this

the Tilton School website.

now Tilton graduates, also found the

hardest one for her to film because

project. The advanced technology

experience thrilling.

the camera blocked her view of the

was fascinating, and I am very

clay pot she was attempting to throw.

excited to enjoy the finished product with everyone.”

Creating a Day in the Life video for Tilton School was the brainchild of

“I was very excited when I was first

“After the first clip, the rest of the

Justin Schroth. “I had the idea on

asked to take part in the Day in the

day was pure fun, besides the slight

the back burner for about a year, and

Life video,” said Jane Salach ’16.

headache I developed from carrying

To experience firsthand Jane’s and

we finally had the right time in our

“It’s always fun to be involved in

what felt like 10 pounds of helmet on

Dikran’s Day in the Life of a Tilton

schedule to make it happen!” Schroth

admissions videos because I get to

my head all day,” Jane said.

student, visit:

explained. “The most obvious choice

represent the school, and I love being

was to utilize GoPro [cameras] due to

on the website!”

tiltonschool.org/DayInTheLife Dikran had the helmet for most of the morning, and then Jane took over

the small form factor, but with some of their limitations I had to come up

Along with friend Dikran Arshagouni,

again at lunchtime. Salach describes

with an idea that would give me more

also a 2016 graduate, the two were

the afternoon sequence of shots: “The

control over the filming.

tasked with wearing the contraption

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ON FEBRUARY 25, 2016, DURING HIS SOPHOMORE YEAR, TILTON SCHOOL STUDENT ERIC PILCHER ’18 TRAVELED SOUTH TO THE NATIONAL PREP WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS HELD AT LEHIGH UNIVERSITY IN BETHLEHEM, PA. HAVING COMPILED AN IMPRESSIVE SEASON OF 22-2, PILCHER QUALIFIED TO COMPETE IN THE 32-PERSON, 285-POUND WEIGHT CLASS COMPETITION. HE WAS THE SIXTH RAM TO QUALIFY FOR THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS, JOINING ALUMNI JERRY BONENFANT ’95, JEREMY PAPADINIS ’03, JOE HARBOUR ’04, DAN COTRONE ’04 AND DAVID WELCH ’12 IN REACHING THIS MILESTONE. Pilcher first came to Tilton in fall 2015 as a sophomore, bringing with him an already-impressive track record of success on the mat. He spent his freshman season at home in Berwick, Maine, where he wrestled for Noble High School. At Noble, Pilcher competed in regionals before heading to the state competition, finishing fifth overall in state with a freshman-year record of 49-14. When Pilcher went to the national stage as a Tilton Ram in February 2016 he boasted an overall high school record of 71 wins and 16 losses—an impressive statistic for just a sophomore. Pilcher began wrestling at age five after attempts to make him a hockey player didn’t quite pan out. “My dad was a hockey player growing up and he really tried to get me into the sport starting around age three,” Pilcher said. “But I didn’t like skating,” he said with a smile. Pilcher describes a time in first grade when a pamphlet was passed around his classroom

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advertising youth wrestling. “Wanting to explore a different sport, I decided to give it a try and the rest is history,” he said. When asked how his father felt about the decision to pursue wrestling over his own favorite pastime, Pilcher laughed and stated, “He actually coaches wrestling now. It took him about a year to adjust to the idea of me [wrestling] but he’s been coaching youth peewees for about six or seven years now. My brother also wrestles, so this has kind of become a family affair.” To reach the National Prep Wrestling Championships in February 2016, Pilcher first needed to compete in the Class A League Championships at Hyde School in Woodstock, Conn., and the New England State Championships. His biggest challenge at Hyde School was against a senior from Phillips Exeter Academy, Class A’s number-one seeded wrestler. Pilcher refused to be intimidated by this older, higher-ranked

opponent and came out victorious, an accomplishment that crowned Pilcher the Class A League Champion and qualified the Tilton student for the New England State Championships, where he placed fourth, advancing to the National Prep Wrestling Championships later in February 2016. On day one of the state championships, with just a few-days rest, Pilcher pinned a student from host school Avon Old Farms in just 31 seconds. The next morning, he pinned his taller, heavier opponent from The Hotchkiss School in Connecticut in less than a minute. These feats eventually secured a podium finish for the sophomore that ranked him fourth overall in New England and qualified him for the right to battle for the national title. Pilcher was eager to experience the national stage for the first time. Today a junior at Tilton, Pilcher cites an organized schedule, ample preparation and great coaching

DAVID WELCH ’12 as the keys to his success. “I’m so fortunate to have mentors like [former] Coach [Jon] Rand and Coach [Doug] Goodale who helped me prepare for competition. They’ve been instrumental in my success whether it’s Coach Goodale pairing up and pushing me in practice or Coach Rand’s advice and strategy, they both have an unprecedented amount of knowledge of the sport, which has been key to winning matches,” Pilcher explained. Another factor Pilcher lists as instrumental is one that he hadn’t experienced much prior to his time on the Hill—constant support and feedback. “Before I arrived at Tilton, I was at a really large school,” Pilcher said. “While I had great coaches there, my experience in Maine just doesn’t compare to that of my Tilton experience. My coaches here are experienced and knowledgeable, but more importantly, they are available. It’s awesome to know that I can count on their knowledge in practice and matches but also on things like nutrition, working out and eating well. They have been there every step of the way to help me make choices that will help me succeed. It’s really beneficial to have coaches that I can find throughout the day and check-in with when I need something; there are so many more touch-points between coach and athlete here.” In addition to the coaching staff, Pilcher also feels supported by the entire school community. “Knowing that the school supports me is huge,” Pilcher said. “I read

all the emails and texts from my friends, classmates and teachers before I warm up. It’s just overwhelming, the support and encouragement I’ve received from everyone.” Words of encouragement and a solid coaching staff are two of three things that Pilcher brings with him to the mat. The third might be surprising—nerves. Pilcher explained that he used to think being nervous was a bad thing until he received advice from his father that he holds close. “My dad always told me that nerves are a good thing going into a match because it means you don’t underestimate your competition. I take this advice with me to most matches,” Pilcher stated. “I find that I’m most successful when I’m a little nervous.” The National Prep Wrestling Championship in February 2016 was a double elimination tournament, meaning that in the final round of competition for the national title, a wrestler was eliminated once they lost twice. Pilcher lost his first match, but was able to secure a win during his second and third matches, keeping his hope for the rest of the tournament alive. In his fourth and final match of the tournament, anger was the emotion that kept Pilcher fighting. His opponent was the same junior from Brooks School in Massachusetts who had defeated him during a match in the New England State Championship the weekend before, where Pilcher finished fourth. In a neck-andneck match during nationals,

Mentioned as one of six alumni to have competed in the National Prep Wrestling Championship while at Tilton School, David Welch ’12 has continued to earn titles and accolades as a competitive wrestler. In February 2016, Welch, a senior at Roger Williams University, was ranked the No. 1 wrestler in NCAA Division III by the NWCA. He held this position through March 2016 when he was crowned the Division III National Champion at 197 pounds. Welch’s national championship title is the first-ever national title for the university as well as its first national championship title. David has compiled a career record of 151-14 and was additionally named New England Wrestler of the Year in March 2016.

Pilcher was up 3-2 during the third period. In the end, the wrestler from Brooks came away with a 4-3 win, but it was Pilcher’s persistence that kept the score within a point. Despite the somewhat disappointing finish, in a national tournament with a 32-man bracket, Pilcher’s finish in the top 16 was a victory in itself. Due to his hard work and success in the 2016 wrestling season, Pilcher was selected this school year to compete in the toughest high school wrestling tournament in the nation—The Beast of the East. The competition featured more than 100 nationally-ranked wrestlers from 14 states, and more than 50 state or national prep champions. In December 2016 Eric Pilcher once again took to the mat. Seeded number 15 out of 48 high school wrestlers, Pilcher knew he was in for a challenging weekend. During his first match he wrestled an unseeded opponent, pinning him in just 15 seconds. Later that day he went up against the No. 2 seed (and No. 12th-ranked

wrestler in the country), beating him 3-2. A great finish to day one. Day two, was a bit more difficult with Pilcher losing both matches, but the Tilton junior still finished strong, placing in the top 12 at the tournament. It didn’t take long for Pilcher to get back to the mat, and to the winner’s podium. Later in December 2016, Eric Pilcher returned to his hometown in Maine and competed once again in the Noble Invitational Tournament. Eric pinned each of his four opponents in under 30 seconds and was not scored upon by any, giving him a first-place finish. Eric’s overall high school record, as of February 15, 2017, is 90-20. about the author

Jane Salach ’16 attended Tilton School all four years. During her time at Tilton she was involved in several athletic and after-school groups including soccer, lacrosse, and theater. She was very active in community service projects and traveled with the school to the Dominican Republic in March 2016. During her senior year she interned with Ally Goddard, former director of engagement & events. Salach is now a freshman at Muhlenberg College in Pennsylvania.

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REFLECTIONS SOPHIA BLANCHARD ’16: “Never in my life have I met people so willing to let outsiders into their world. I wish there were more people in the world like them.” K Y O K O K I N O S H I TA ’ 1 6 : “It might sound weird, but the DR became my comfort zone. Saying goodbye to my 2nd/3rd home was really hard. I’m gonna miss every single thing from the DR, but if I have to choose one, that would be the wonderful community that the Batey Foundation has.” JA N E Y S A L AC H ’ 1 6 : “By staying in the house that we did, we stepped out of our comfort zones and into the shoes of the Dominicans, which made us all come to a realization of how truly fortunate we are. But that didn’t even compare to the feelings of appreciation, sadness, and at the same time, happiness, that we felt when we looked into the eyes of the children, or puppies, living in Bateyes [shanty village].” M E LY S S A D O N O VA N ’ 1 7 : “I’ll definitely miss seeing the kids and their happy faces. I gave them a $1 kite, something so simple, and they smiled and ran around with the kite all morning. I’ll miss giving to people and having them appreciate it.” GAG E JAC QU E S ’ 17: “My first impression was ‘How? How are they living like this?’ But then I started realizing how genuinely happy people are, and my question then became, ‘Why aren’t people in the U.S. this happy?’” MARIA DRAPER ’17: “I am going to miss the overall happy and hopeful atmosphere of all the communities that we were a part of. The people made all the difference in the world to me and I will never forget them; they made the trip!” // 49


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GEORGES NIANG ’12 + WORTHINGTON PATTERSON ’50 / ///////////////////////////////////////// by marcus o’neil

It was a beautiful 70-degree Sunday afternoon in Santa Monica, California, the first day of my visit to the “left coast.” I had the good fortune of spending most of the day with my former player Georges Niang ’12 who recently finished his prolific playing career at Iowa State. Georges had been in California for two weeks training with Noah LaRoche P’16 who is now employed by one of the largest firms that represents NBA players. >>

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Some of the players Noah has trained over the years are Russell Westbrook, Anthony Davis, Tracey McGrady and Kris Humphries. In addition, Noah has his own Tilton connection, coaching with the Rams in 2010 and 2011 and helping Niang in the offseasons since that time. It has been a very fruitful working relationship for Niang, who attributes a good portion of his development as a player to LaRoche’s expertise and dedication. It’s Sunday, the one off day of the week for Niang and LaRoche, so the three of us spend the day exploring miles of the beach path between Santa Monica and Venice Beach by bike, refueling at fresh juice places as dictated by LaRoche’s command, who controls our healthy-eating regiment. At dinner I ask if Niang would like to visit Worthington Patterson, a graduate of Tilton’s class of 1950. If you walk into the MARC at Tilton, you will find his Hall of Fame plaque on the wall heading towards the equipment room. On the plaque there are pictures of ‘Worthy,’ in one of which he is throwing a football and another, shooting a basketball. A quick read of the description

explains that Worthy went on to play basketball at the University of Connecticut and was drafted by the Boston Celtics. A few years later Worthy made the NBA team in St. Louis, the Hawks, and was the first African American for the organization. Tilton’s history in basketball dates back quite far and there certainly are some impressive alumni of the program. Even with this minimal information, it is clear that Worthy’s story is as impressive as any former players from the school. I had previously told Niang about Worthy and he remembers me talking to the team about Worthy in 2008. Niang remembers nearly everything he hears, one of his many assets as a learner, especially when it comes to being a student of the sport of basketball. It has been a major ingredient to his success. Niang is happy to take a trip across town to meet Worthy at a coffee shop near his home in Santa Monica. As we enter the Coffee Bean, Niang and I immediately spot the tall, grey-haired gentleman, standing, completing his order. A wide and bright smile appears on Worthy’s face as he calls my name and we

approach. I introduce Worthy to Georges, a player he has watched on television, and they begin a conversation that extends longer than an hour. Worthy explains that he spent much of his adult life around metropolitan New York where he raised his son Worthy, Jr. Both now live in close proximity to each other in Los Angeles. Worthy, Jr. arrives minutes after Niang and I. The younger Worthy is excited to meet Niang and tell the story of being sent to Tilton by his father for ninth and 10th grades, expressing some regret for not finishing high school as a Ram. Things have worked out well for Worthy, Jr. though, who now works in the entertainment industry, managing and producing comedians, and consulting for Comedy Central and other networks. He has followed in his father’s footsteps, who also worked in the industry with famous musicians like Diana Ross and Village People. However, it is not the famous people they know that they want to discuss. Basketball is the favorite topic for father and son. Worthy, Sr. survived a different era of professional basketball. The NBA was in its continues... // 53

by marcus o’neil

NIANG DRAFTED TO THE NBA’S INDIANA PACERS When NBA draft night arrived on June 23, 2016, I had the good fortune of receiving an invitation to Niang’s home to wait for the results. There are many websites that predict the draft and Niang was forecasted by some experts to get picked and predicted by others to not be selected. At his home, the evening mood was festive with delicious food and close friends and family. Any player in Georges’ position hopes for their talent, hard work and accomplishments to be validated by being selected. The chatter between teams and player agents provides some optimism for the players, but on this night, the only thing that matters is hearing your name called. With each pick in the second round going to another player, the house became slightly more quiet and tense. It was getting late; people were tired and Georges began to wonder if he would be celebrating on this night at all. There are 60 players picked on draft night and when the 48th and then 49th pick passed without Georges’ name being selected, I began to mentally prepare the pep talk I would provide the former Tilton superstar.

infancy. Players during that time worked in the offseason to make enough money to live. Players would often choose a team based on the opportunities offered for career training when the short playing career ended. For African Americans there were fewer opportunities because they were just beginning to integrate.

Then Niang’s agent entered the room where Georges, his uncle and I were sitting. He gestured to Niang and in a few seconds Georges was barking with excitement as he was selected by the Indiana Pacers. Moments later the 25 or so people in the home all gathered in front of the television as the NBA commissioner made the announcement on national television. Everyone erupted in joy. Georges shared hugs with his family and close friends. The last 10 picks of the draft moved quickly in the jovial Niang home as everyone took pictures and prepared to depart after this late evening. Niang’s next step was to get to Indianapolis, play in the NBA summer league and try to earn a guaranteed contract. By September 2016 he had accomplished this mission—signing a contract with the Pacers—and when the season officially started, he even saw some limited NBA action. Join us on March 22 at TD Stadium as Georges Niang and the Indiana Pacers take on the Boston Celtics. Go to tiltonschool.org/alumnievents for tickets.

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Worthy explains that if a team “already had their black player, there was no spot for me.” The discrimination of the 1950s and lower salaries of the young NBA both certainly contributed to the short professional career of Worthy, who also spent two years serving in the U.S. Army. Georges and I listen intently to Worthy and stories about basketball and the entertainment business. Worthy, Jr. is proud to point out that his father is enshrined in the hall of fame of every school that he ever attended (Greenwich High, Tilton and U Conn). Worthy, Jr. is also complimentary of Niang and Tilton basketball, saying “I told my father that there’s something going on up there in Tilton. They have some big time players.” It is nice to hear that former players of the

Tilton program keep up with the team, even from 3,000 miles away. The significance of our Sunday-afternoon meeting is the connection made by two of the greatest Rams of all time. Worthington Patterson, now 81, still running on the treadmill, overcoming the obstacles of cancer and his aging legs, working towards his goal of getting back to competitive tennis. And Georges Niang, working towards his goal of a career in professional basketball. Niang is Tilton’s all-time leading scorer, former student body president and consummate student. Being with Worthy and Niang in that California coffee shop as they talked about the differences and similarities of the Tilton experience over the last 65 years was a tremendous thrill and honor. about the author

Marcus O’Neil has been a college counselor and the head boys’ varsity basketball coach at Tilton School since joining the faculty in 2005. Along with a very successful coaching career (two Tilton graduates have gone on to play in the NBA under O’Neil’s tutelage), Marcus is also well known for his 11-year winning streak as the Tilton Halloween Pie Eating Contest Champion, a streak which sadly ended in 2015.

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/ ////////////////////////////////////////// by ally goddard

What is sure to be a bright future in the film industry for Sean Lee ’13 started with the generosity of one of the most dedicated members of the Tilton Alumni Association, Lowell Freedman ’97. The story and unlikely connection of Lee and Freedman started on the Hill during Lee’s junior year in 2012 and continued in Manhattan during the summer of 2016. >>

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While a senior at Tilton School, Sean Lee participated in the Artist in Residence program, an annual experiential learning opportunity coordinated by art teacher Eric O’Neil ’97. This particular year, 2012, Eric brought one of his best friends to campus, Lowell Freedman, to instruct the students in video production. Lowell, a graduate of Wheaton College in Massachusetts, holds a degree in theater. He is now a director and producer at Grand Street Media in New York City, a full-service independent production company that produces multimedia content from conception to completion. GSM functions as a one-stop resource, operating an on-site comprehensive production and postproduction facility. At Tilton, Sean, an international student from Korea, was a standout student and leader. He was an integral member of the soccer team, a proctor, and was awarded the following prizes: the James R. Clements Book Award, Hosea B. Burnham Prize —Integrated Science, William Harrison Ulfelder Award, and U Rochester George Eastman Young Leaders Award. During the Artist in Residence program in 2012, Lee spent time talking to Lowell about his path after Tilton and college. Having heard from a number of friends who had already graduated, Lee realized that many were just working for a paycheck and not necessarily enjoying their careers. However, Lowell had followed his passion and had made it work.

// Grand Street Media in NYC was founded by Lowell Freedman ’97 in 2002.

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“That hit home for me,” Lee said. “It helped me shape what I wanted to do with my life. The Artist in Residence experience gave me a new perspective on the outside world. At times it was hard to see beyond the small boarding school bubble, but this helped,” he said.

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Inspired in large part by his experience working with Freedman in 2012, Lee is now a senior and double major in economics and film at Connecticut College.

impressive initiative to teach trade skills to formerly incarcerated individuals. At the conclusion of the 12-month program, participants receive housing and a job.

Last year, during his junior year of college, one of Lee’s assignments was to coordinate a summer internship. At first he went the traditional route and contacted the provided list of potential summer opportunities. Having a hard time finding the right fit, Sean remembered he had been given a Grand Street Media business card while Lowell was on the Hill back in 2012. Lee reached out and, before long, the two put together an internship that would fulfill the Connecticut College requirements, including 300 hours of unpaid work. Lee found housing in NYC through Education Housing Services, moved in with three other students, and began work with Lowell in June 2016.

During this video project, Lee learned that this line of work requires individuals to be versatile and team players. At one point he was an extra on the film, standing in as a inmate during the prison shoot. Later he was involved in all aspects of the film’s production. The Grand Street Media team, including Sean, was able to attend the gala and see the impact of their completed work.

Throughout the summer the two worked closely on a number of projects. Freedman proudly said of Lee that “he jumped right in” and began work managing YouTube and Facebook accounts for several clients. This included discovering, managing and posting engaging and relative content. At the direction of Freedman, Lee sat in on GSM meetings to gain experience on all aspects of film production. Over the summer, Grand Street Media was hired to create a series of 10 branded content videos for Entrepreneur Magazine and Staples. During this project, Lee worked the camera and in production and was instructed to sync and edit the day’s videos, giving Lee hands-on experience on set and in the studio. Another major project during the summer was a video for The Doe Fund that was to be screened at its annual charity gala in October 2016. The Doe Fund boasts an

Lowell was inducted into the Tilton Artist Hall of Fame. After their experience last summer, both Sean and Lowell hope to see the alumni mentor and internship programs grow. Freedman said that during Alumni Weekend 2016 he had another alumnus from the class of 2011 express interest in being an intern. about the author

Ally Goddard was with Tilton School from 2012 to December 2016. Over the years she wore many hats, including events & communications specialist. In her last position she was director of engagement and events and oversaw alumni relations and the Tilton Parents’ Association.

Sean’s summer internship also afforded him the opportunity to work on his personal projects while benefiting from having the most up-to-date equipment at his fingertips. Beyond invaluable experience, Lee made a number of connections in the industry. What’s next? Lee said he is at a crossroads. Graduation will mark a huge accomplishment, but will also end his student visa. If he wants to pursue a career in the United States, he will need a company to sponsor him. His aspiration is to one day be a director. Thanks to Lowell and his internship this summer, he is one step closer to obtaining that dream. Both Sean and Lowell credit Tilton School with helping them find the strength to follow their passions. Freedman, a creative, hardworking and independent individual learned to take risks while on the Hill and used those lessons to start a business, Grand Street Media, in 2002. Now a successful businessman, Lowell began regularly volunteering on behalf of Tilton School as a Class Ambassador, member of the Alumni Council, and participant in the Artist in Residence program. During the summer of 2016 at Alumni Weekend,

ARE YOU A TILTON ALUMNI WHO IS INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING IN AN INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY? Whether you can offer an internship or are a student looking for a place to gain experience, please contact the alumni office at alumnioffice@tiltonschool.org. We want to help connect our alumni as they continue to share and learn together, discovering the power of their potential.

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// Winter Classic 2016 alumni hockey game

Class Notes 1937

Jack Crawford wrote several letters of support to the Tilton football team this fall, especially encouraging the Rams to beat New Hampton.


Bob Black P’77 is back in the newspaper business! Bob writes, “I have been named a correspondent (read: stringer) for South Hillsborough County by the Tampa Bay Times (formerly the St. Petersburg Times).” This appointment brings Bob full circle in newspapering, an industry he has been involved with for more than 68 years since his start on The Tiltonian staff to stints on Stars & Stripes (Tokyo), The New York Herald Tribune and the Associated Press. “Old newsmen never die,” Black says. “They just keep scribbling.” Black was also honored at Alumni Weekend in June as the 2016 Alumnus of the Year.


David Halvorsen was joined by his wife, Linda, at the Boston Bruins Regional Event.


William Shepard writes, “We have now moved to the Easton Club and our home overlooks the golf 58 \\

course—I should have learned how to play golf at Tilton instead of playing tennis! Lois and I would look forward to seeing any Tiltonians here on Maryland’s eastern shore.”


Bill Morgan and his daughter, Kim Drelick ’83, visited campus over Alumni Weekend 2016.


Craig Hill writes, “I retired from IBM after 25 years in various marketing programs. I am quite active in Rotary International and am a past district governor from Central New York. I retired to South Carolina in 1998; life is good!”


Frank Sroka returned to campus for Prize Night 2016 to present the Scott R. Selvin Scholarship Award. On campus Alumni Weekend June 2016 to celebrate their 55th Reunion were Joe Burger, Brad Gile, Dick Harris, Al Lederman, Elliot Levine, David Reiley and Art Wilband.


Henry Benedict writes, “After almost half a century of living in Austin, the

traffic and general pace of life finally wore me out and I have moved to San Angelo, Texas, which is much less hectic and much more laid back. I am still passively in the real estate business, collecting rents while having someone younger take care of management. Leaves me plenty of time for travel and community volunteer work. Hope to see many of my classmates for Alumni Weekend next year.”


Mike Sayles met with Ken Hollingsworth in Naples, Fla., in February 2016. Charlie Patten, Steve Anderson, Tom Callahan ’58, Tim Cloudman, Mark McAuliffe, Tony Young ’68, Topher Hamblet ’94, Bob Graham ’73, and Jon Rand P’02, ’05 got together last summer in Maine.


Burt Horner writes, “I have been happily married to my college sweetheart, Marcia J. Carter, for 43 years and have two children, Meghan and Emily, who are both married. We spend our days in retirement doing many things, which include adventures with our grandson, Emmett, who is twoand-a-half, and hobbies including

model trains, motorcycles and cars. Soccer refereeing enters the picture for a great part of the year and I was thrilled to referee the Alumni Soccer Game during my 50th Reunion last June! It was wonderful to re-establish connections during Alumni Weekend with our friends from the past. We live in the farming country part of northwestern New Jersey and welcome anyone who is from the Tilton family to come and visit us anytime schedules permit.” John Trachy joined us on campus, serving as referee for the alumni ice hockey game during the Winter Classic 2016 for the second year in a row. On campus Alumni Weekend 2016 to celebrate their 50th Reunion: Harold Bailey, Mark Boynton, Jeffrey Brewer, Dane Gleason, David Harvey, Bronson Hawley, Burt Horner, Peter James, Booth Kates, Warren Knaust, Greg MacGilpin, Paul Parks, Bruce Raymond, Rick Stewart, Brian Sweeney and John Trachy.


Tony Young reconnected with alumni friends at both the Boston Bruins Regional Event, Winter Classic 2016 and the Redhook Brewery Event!


Frances Gatchell was on campus for Prize Night 2016 to help present the John F. Thompson Memorial Award. On campus Alumni Weekend 2016 to celebrate their 45th Reunion: David Briggs, John Ehrlich, Frank Gatchell, Bill Lawrence, Roy Littlefield and John Zimmerman.


Ted Bridgman was accompanied by his son, Teddy Bridgman ’08, at the Boston Bruins Regional Event. Danny Marks is the CEO of DHM Growth Capital in downtown Chicago. Danny is still an active tennis player and enjoys exploring the opportunities of the pre-owned luxury watch market.


2015 Athletic Hall of Fame inductee Bill Paulsen made a cross-country trip from his home in California to visit Tilton during Winter Classic 2016. Bill played in the alumni basketball game and was joined on campus by his wife, Patricia, and son, Billy. Bob Graham along with his wife, Karen, enjoyed a night out at the Redhook Brewery Event.


Lee Kesler and his wife, Joanne, had a wonderful time together at the Boston Bruins Regional Event.


Wade Keats is the CEO of Keats Manufacturing Co. and was excited to announce that his son, Brad Keats ’04, was married last spring!


Larry Bartell enjoyed a Houston Texans playoff game with Ken Hollingsworth P’06, ’09 before he hosted a fabulous dinner in Houston later that evening. Attendees included Stuart Grossman ’46 and his wife, Harriet; Larry Lipton ’65 and his wife, Diane; and Andrew Tripodo ’03 with his wife, Megan.

// Tom Callahan ’58, Charlie Patten ’65, Tim Cloudman, Mark McAuliffe, Tony Young ’68, Topher Hamblet ’94, Bob Graham ’73, Steve Anderson ’65, and Jon Rand P’02, ’05

Larry was also back on campus in June 2016 to celebrate his 40th Reunion. He was joined by fellow classmates: Bob Bosselait, Steve Hackett, Peter Hadley, Al Luciano, Chris MacIver, Linda Pilliod, Ed Purcell, Tim Sanborn, Kevin Schmitz, Tom Short, Whit Symmes, and Vickie Young-Chiverton.


Frank Viano and Robert Guinto both made an appearance at Tilton School during Prize Night 2016 to assist in the presentation of awards. Frank helped award the Class of 1965 Prize and Bob presented the William Harrison Ulfelder Award.


Mark Hodgdon was on campus for Prize Night 2016 to help award the William Harrison Ulfelder Award.


Chip Curtis was on campus with his brother Scott Curtis ’83. Scott played for the Denver Broncos in the 1990s. When they returned to campus they both wanted to see their old dorm rooms in Pfeiffer Hall.

Robert Johnson came back to campus in September 2016 and hopes that his family will come up with him next time.


Mike Mayo writes, “I am keeping busy with my wife and three kids in Kingston, Mass., while running my church’s seventh- and eighth-grade youth group. In January 2016 I took my second trip to Haiti to work in an orphanage named Kay Mari! I am already looking forward to going next year and would love to have some alumni join me. If anyone is interested in joining me on a service trip, please let me know!” Mike was back on campus in June to celebrate his 35th Reunion with other members of the class of 1981: Bob Claridge, Dale Cunningham, Dan DeCesare, Rick Garofalo, Brian McNeil, Joy Page, Jen Pike, Don Rasweiler, Q Saeed, David Sawyer, Andy Soutter, Peter Van Alstyne, and Greg Wenkus.

Doug Foster writes, “Just a quick update! All is well here. My daughter graduated from college (as a single parent, this is big). I live on the water and have an excellent job. Hey, it all worked out!”

Marc Greene graduated from Connecticut College in 1985 with Tilton classmate Peter Chiesa. Marc has been involved in several businesses that all pertain to technology. He owns a recording studio that produces records (not CDs or MP3s). He has also been on the radio for the last 20 years and believes his knack for this creative outlet started with his theater days at Tilton. He can’t believe it has already been 35 years since he graduated because “I still behave like I am 16.”

Tim Maguire laced up his skates once again at the alumni hockey game at Winter Classic 2016!

Don Rasweiler and Lauren Walsh ’85 attended a Tilton School Alumni Event in New York City, N.Y., in November.


Tell us what you’ve been up to, and we’ll share your news here! EMAIL YOUR NEWS AND PHOTOS TO: ALUMNIOFFICE@TILTONSCHOOL.ORG

// Mike Mayo ’81 in Haiti

Courtney Burke Mehm was visited at her home in South Hamilton, Mass., by Ken Hollingsworth in December 2016.


Greg Orput had lunch with Joe Lloyd ’83 after 30 years of not seeing one another. To each one’s surprise, they found out that they had recently been in the same gym, at the same time, as both watched their sixth-grade children play basketball against one another! In order to help present the John F. Thompson Memorial Award, Barry J. Steinberg came to campus on Prize Night 2016.


Jack Klein writes, “I decided to wear my Tilton lacrosse shirt to a Denver University vs. Johns Hopkins scrimmage in January 2016 and chose a seat right next to a complete stranger. To my surprise, this ‘stranger’ then turned to me and said, ‘Is that a T under your collar… Yeah, I went there.’ It was Keyoumars ‘Q’ Saeed ’81! The two of us then had some good laughs telling stories to one another about our time on the Hill, including some stories with Q’s roommate, Andy Soutter ’81.” Alison Sawyer Fox was visited by Ken Hollingsworth at her home in Wilmington, Mass., in May 2016.


Steve Kingston visited campus with Barry J. Steinberg ’82 and met with Ken Hollingsworth.


Jeff Folsom and his son, Jack, visited Tilton in October 2016 and went to a football game. Ellen Baker Alden wrote Yours Faithfully, Florence Burke. Ken Hollingsworth went to her book signing in Andover, Mass., in May 2016. // 59

ALUMNI NEWS their real estate business, which also allows him time to coach his children in T-ball and soccer. They were back on campus in June 2016 to play in the golf tournament portion of Alumni Weekend, joined by fellow classmates Mike Peterson and Eric Stone. Dan Ford attended the Redhook Brewery Event with his business partner, Larry Winslow. Dan owns Blue Current Brewery, an American sake company based in Maine. (See the story on Dan on page 34).

// Jack Klein ’83 and Q. Saeed ’81

Stacey Varney visited campus in August 2016 with her family.


Rob Patten joined more than 15 other alumni at the Redhook Brewery Event including Alexandra Gamble ’00, his neighbor! // Stephan Condodemetraky ’86

magazine. The editorials address best practices for all of the business segments in the auto care industry.”

// Dr. Stephanie Kube ’89 and Ken Hollingsworth

Roger Berger and Eric Johnston attended an alumni event and were able to visit with their teacher Paul Therrien from when they were at Tilton.


Dave Phillips resides in St. Louis, Mo., with his wife and daughter and is president of St. Louis IT Solutions. Dave Dunn lives in Gardner, Mass., and is the service manager at OnProcess Technology. Dave was disappointed when a last-minute scheduling conflict prevented him from playing basketball in the alumni game at Winter Classic 2016. “I’m hoping to make it next year!” he said. Stephan Condodemetraky showed off his “Dusty Old Cars” and found himself featured on New Hampshire Chronicle (WMUR Channel 9) in January 2016. Stephan was also on campus in June 2016 to celebrate his 30th Reunion. Bob Tobin made a quick stop through the Boston Bruins Regional Event reception in January 2016. Alan Segal wrote, “I have been a contributing columnist for Aftermarket Business World Magazine, a national business trade 60 \\

Joining us on campus Alumni Weekend 2016 to celebrate their 30th Reunion: Bill Blinick, Ed Callahan, Melissa Callendar, Gary Chapdelaine, Stephan Condodemetraky, Dave Gerome, Sarah Montgomery, Scott Neri, Bill Speck, Tim Teuchtler, John Thudium, Bob Tobin and Sterling Youngman.


Chuck George is currently the director of campus safety for New Hampton School after retiring in June 2016 after 25 years with the New Hampshire State Police. George is also a photographer and frequently photographs events at Tilton School—a hobby of his! Brian LeVeille has retired from his detective work in Manchester, N.H., and is now working for the State Liquor Commission. Brian was spotted at Winter Classic 2016 along with classmate Tom Garofoli. Jennifer Gengras Lumley came back to Tilton on Prize Night 2016 to help present the Class of 1965 Prize.


Jeff Carr and Tom Vitko reminisced about their time on the Hill during Winter Classic 2016. Tom was with his son, Ty, and is the president of Air Vacuum Corporation. Jeff has been partnering with his wife, Amy, in

Stephanie Kube is a veterinarian in Walpole, Mass., and met with Ken Hollingsworth in 2016.

brother, Craig Jordan ’98, lives back home in Gilford, N.H. Jim Cianci ran into Peter Saliba on the Back 40 cross-country track and they were able to reminisce on running “Heartbreak Hill” 25 years ago when Jim was a student. Jim wrote, “For the last 12 years I’ve worked as an attorney with the New Hampshire House of Representatives and currently serve in the capacity of House Committee Counsel, providing legal counsel to the House standing committees as well as to the Speaker. There isn’t a day in which I don’t draw on my experience at Tilton to guide me; it truly shaped my life and career. It’s nice to know that the ‘Tilton Experience’ is still being instilled in today’s students and preparing them to succeed in life after Tilton.”


Lauren Corcoran enjoyed a night in the city during the Boston Bruins Regional Event in January 2016.


Hans “Paul” Juergens is a mobile unit engineer at NEP, Inc. Hans provides engineering support to clients such as FOX Sports, ESPN, NBC Sports, Turner Sports, the X-Games, Final Four Basketball, U.S. Open Golf and most recently, the 2016 Super Bowl. Paul has graciously worn his Tilton “T” hat to all of these events.

John Discepolo, who is a former football player and present CBS News anchor, came to Tilton’s opening football game in 2016 and announced the game from the press box.

Brendan Adams is head coach of the men’s soccer team at Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts.

Melissa Currier represented her class at the Redhook Brewery Event.

Corey Pethic and his son, Owen, enjoyed the flurry of activities on campus during Winter Classic 2016.

Brad Thompson met up with Ken Hollingsworth in Weston, Mass., for a round of golf. Brad went to the Super Bowl again in 2016 and also had quite a season watching his Clemson Tigers make it all the way to the National Championship game in Miami.


Sarah Fox attended Prize Night 2016 and assisted with the presentation of the Class of 1965 Prize. Sarah was also back on campus in June 2016 for her 25th Reunion, joined by classmates Robert Barber, Kathy Bleckmann, Brad Bogart, Ingrid Bosco, David Boulter, Mark Condodemetraky, Aaron Goldstein, Josh Hall, David Minkus, Will Pew, Sheri Raffensberger and Alex Scott. Ingrid Bosco was on campus in May 2016 to celebrate the graduation of her former student, Matt Cappucci ’16. Matt spoke at Baccalaureate about his fond memories of Ingrid introducing him to Tilton School. She also attended her 25th Reunion in June 2016. Keith Jordan ’86 and Ryan Jordan live in St. Petersburg, Fla. Their


Justin Belair, Al Messer and Jon Smith, three football captains from the 1992 season, all played in the alumni basketball game during Winter Classic 2016. The trio was cheered on by their parents and children and have remained very good friends through the years. When they aren’t on the MARC courts, they play in a men’s league together. Justin also gave the invocation during the Class of 2016’s 100 Days Dinner in February 2016. His wife, Kara ’94, was also in attendance.


Manny Papadakis resides in Miami where he is a managing partner at Empire Capital Group, LLC. Kara Possee Belair was back on campus in May 2016 to see her niece, Sophia Blanchard ’16, graduate. Kara

also returned with her husband, Justin ’93, and their children for Winter Classic 2016.


Juliette Gelbard-Gaitin writes, “We got an extra Thanksgiving gift last year! We welcomed Isabella Rose on November 27, 2015 at 6 pounds, 11 ounces, and are adjusting to life as a family of four!” Dylan Hawley married Wojciech Krakowski on June 5, 2016 in New York City.

Aaron Dover was also back on campus in June 2016 for his 20th reunion, joined by classmates Lauren Barcote, Ben Didsbury, Kathryn Grow Heider, Sarah Barrett Hoenle, Keith Kelley, Heather Sutcliffe Kros, Jane Clement Legare, Aubrey Love, Kristen McKerley, and Sarah Whiles McPeak.


Don Rutledge works at Somerset County Health Department IT in Maryland.

Eric Kilchenstein had a great time with Rams of all ages at the Redhook Brewery Event.

Adam Rosenzweig is enjoying life in Raleigh, N.C. with his two small children. He recently bought a company in the city as well.



Terrance Cheung works with his father in Asaba, Nigeria and looks forward to getting back on the Hill sometime soon. Aaron Dover writes, “I am currently living in Denver, working in the fall-protection industry for a rope manufacturer. Outside of work I volunteer as an EMT with the Alpine Rescue Team, an organization that provides wilderness emergency response, free of charge, 24/7/365.” Sarah Whiles McPeak writes, “This year we opened My Juice Bar in Portsmouth, N.H. I just celebrated my ninth wedding anniversary and our daughter started third grade. I also developed super powers. After eating my own Peachwave frozen yogurt for two solid years I’ve gained the ability to talk about nothing else but Peachwave frozen yogurt.” Joe Comis is living in Connecticut and commutes to NYC for work in construction management and has three children. Sarah Barrett Hoenle moved to Greater Detroit, Mich., and writes, “I live in the same town as Eminem!” She kept her job in New York City and enjoys commuting back and forth. She just joined the Detroit Blades hockey team and extends an open invitation to anyone who wants to come and visit this up-and-coming area.

// Dylan Hawley ’95 with her husband, Wojciech Krakowski

Nick Jones’ company, North South 804, is helping to develop an app (ProtectPro) that turns your smartphone into a security device that can send images and location directly to police, your friends and YouTube. Eric Jang visited campus and met with Ken Hollingsworth and Rick Stewart. It’s been quite the year for Racquel Nova-Fischer ’97 and Julie Foley Philbin! The duo joined alumni of all ages on the court at the Winter Classic 2016 alumni basketball game. In May 2016 Julie married Jay Philbin in Kennebunkport, Maine and Racquel was a bridesmaid. Lowell Freedman ’97, Lauren Bacote ’96 and Tara Brisson were also in attendance. They were both also in attendance at their reunion to celebrate with their friends from the Class of 1996!


Devon Watkins Holden had a great night out with alumni of all ages during the Boston Bruins Regional Event.

Macon Rutledge is a landscaper currently living in Charleston, S.C. Garrett Bain and his wife, Sonya, met with Ken Hollingsworth in Boynton Beach, Fla. Abigail Howe Waterstreet came back to campus in July 2016 to visit.


Ian McNair joined 15 other former Rams in the alumni basketball game at Winter Classic in February 2016. Emily Stewart Aber and husband, Ken, welcomed their first child, Edwin Richard Aber on July 3, 2016. Edwin weighed in at 7 pounds, 7 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. Mom says, “We are super happy, though predictably sleep-deprived.” John Dittmer attended the Redhook Brewery Event and shared news that he is now the social media manager for the Global Beer Network. Josh Davis attended Prize Night 2016 in order to help award the William Harrison Ulfelder Award. He was also on campus for Alumni Weekend 2016. Alex Gamble attended the Redhook Brewery Event.


Andy Boschetto is the head hockey coach at Salve Regina University. During the 2015-2016 season he broke the record for wins in a season for the third straight year and his team advanced to the NCAA Division III tournament. Even more exciting, Andy and his wife welcomed their first child in June 2016. Matt Barnes, a police officer in Maryland, stays very busy with his young children. Caitlin McQuade reports that she is doing great and has been living in Colorado since 2002. Elizabeth Benton returned for Prize Night 2016 and helped award the Class of 1965 Prize. She shared news that she had received her Master’s Degree from Plymouth State University and worked as a high school science teacher and school librarian before she began work at the Gordon-Nash Library in New Hampton, N.H. “I have been married to my husband, Tony Fligg, for five years and this role allows me to spend days with our children,” she said. continues on page 66...

// (l to r): Lauren Bacote ’96, Tara Brisson, Ana Hilton ’97, Jay Philbin, Lowell Freedman ’97, Julie Foley Philbin ’98, Raquel Nova-Fischer ’97, and Theresa Brisson // Susan Hoxie ’96 and Jon Putterman ’96

Lauren Bacote was married in Kennebunkport, Maine, in 2016. Tara Brisson, Ana Hilton ’97, Jay Philbin, Lowell Freedman ’97, Julie Foley Philbin ’98, Raquel Nova Fischer ’97, and Theresa Brisson were all in attendance at Lauren’s wedding! Susan Hoxie and Jon Putterman met and had lunch last summer. // 61


melanie marken ’83

WHY BEING A CLASS AMBASSADOR IS IMPORTANT TO ME... My three years at Tilton School allowed me to live in a community like no other. I became a student and an athlete, a leader, a teammate, a friend, and a life-long learner. Once I graduated, I knew I wanted to give back to “The School on the Hill” that had taught me so much. The giving of my time and energy, the engagement, and allowing my friends and classmates to remain engaged, is my way of giving back to a place that allowed me some of the happiest days of my life. If you are interested in becoming a Class Ambassador, contact the Alumni Office at alumnioffice@tiltonschool. org or 603-286-1740. More information is available at www.tiltonschool.org/ClassAmbassadors.

For a list of upcoming events, visit: www.tiltonschool.org/alumnnievents // 63


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For a list of upcoming events, visit: www.tiltonschool.org/alumnnievents // 65

ALUMNI NEWS Kiirsten Finn Murphy and husband, Tom, welcomed a son, Harrison Francis Murphy, weighing in at 6 pounds, 13 ounces and was 21 inches long. Kiirsten says, “He’s the happiest little baby—all smiles. Maybe another future dentist in the family.”

// Charlie Rand ’05, Charlie Alford ’05

Andy DiMasi, Nick Chrissis and Mike Nestor ’02 reconnected at the Boston Bruins Event. A few weeks later, Nick took a break from playing in the New England Pond Hockey Classic and made a visit to campus during Winter Classic 2016. On May 14, 2016 Ken Hollingsworth traveled to Tulum, Mexico to officiate Nick’s wedding to Ashley Blackburn.

// Dan Rimer ’01 with fiance Allie

Jennifer Havey Hart was the keynote speaker at last spring’s Honors Ceremony. She and classmate Elizabeth Benton both returned to campus on Prize Night 2016 to help award the Class of 1965 Prize. Jenn returned again in June 2016 with her husband, Ryan, for her 15th Reunion. Rebecca Webb Bartlett is a marketing manager for Scout Hotels and has been married four years to husband, Andrew. Kevin Coakley is living in South Boston and is a Boston police officer. Molly Bacon Clark is living in Utah with her husband, Tom Dockter, but was able to fly to Boston for a mini Tilton reunion. Dan Rimer became engaged to his girlfriend, Allie, last year and they are starting to plan their wedding. Dan and Allie recently moved from Denver, Colo., to Charleston, S.C., to work on a new restaurant they’re opening

with Dan’s brother. Dan writes, “The restaurant is located in downtown Charleston directly in the middle of King Street. We are serving acai bowls, wraps/salads, cold press juice, poke bowls, smoothies and more! Fresh and healthy food that tastes good! Please let all Tilton Alumni know that I would love to have them visit if they are ever in the Charleston area and to please ask for me. The website for the restaurant is www.thebeechlife.com.”


Pat McNulty enjoyed meeting with Rams of all ages during the Boston Bruins Regional Event. Ryan Weston was inducted into the New Hampshire Hockey Hall of Fame in November 2015. Stephen Barsanti met with Ken Hollingsworth in Florida in 2016. Fernando Fernandez donned the Black and Gold again in February 2016 as he played in his third straight alumni hockey game during Winter Classic. Mike Nestor attended the Boston Bruins Event and reconnected with Andy DiMasi ’03 and Nick Chrissis ’03.

// Jamie Digiulio ’06 // Adam Gaudreau’s ’06 baby

// Erick Muse ’05

Ali Otway Norberg has been married to Ted for four years and they have three children—Georgia, 3, Juliet, 2 and Teddy, 11 weeks old. Ali works one day a week as an X-ray technician in interventional radiology at Mt. Auburn Hospital in Massachusetts and otherwise is a stay-at-home mom. Mark Triglione is a real estate broker/manager at Premier Realty Group, Inc. in Massachusetts. Hillary Otway Mahoney has been married to John for seven years and they have three children - Thomas, 5, Morgan, 3, and Charles, 2. Hillary is a registered nurse at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Medford, Mass., working in the ER. Courtney Caterino Long was married in January 2016 to her husband, Steve, and currently lives in Boston. Courtney is the event manager at the new Converse Headquarters. Lauren Landroche was married to Walter Horton on August 28, 2016 with many Tilton faculty in attendance. Matt Hutchins attended an alumni event with his wife, Jackie Hutchins.


Joe Costanzo was promoted to captain at the Merrimack County Correctional Facility in spring 2016.

Tony Sillari is owner of We Do That, which was founded in 2006 in Amherst, Mass., it began as a student-run landscaping, remodeling, and property-maintenance business founded and headed by Tony Sillari. Now a graduate of the Building Materials and Wood Technology program, the company has grown and now offers a variety of services. Colby Colarossi works for ADP and is executive senior district Manager. She specializes in payroll, HR, benefits, and retirement services for any business organization. Colby recently hosted a mini Tilton School reunion in Boston with the following attending: Kevin Coakley ’01, Becky Webb Bartlett ’01, Molly Bacon Clark ’01, Hillary Otway Mahoney ’02, Ali Otway Norberg ’02, Joe Monza ’02, Mark Triglione ’02, Ryan Coakley ’02 Courtney Caterino Long ’02, Sid Fernandez ’02, Nick Chrissis, Katie Seifert Haylon, Rick Finkelstein, and Tony Sillari. Katie Seifert Haylon is living in San Francisco and is teaching fifth grade this year at the Marin Preparatory School in the Castro area of San Francisco. She traveled home in July 2016 to visit family and attend the mini Tilton School reunion in Boston. Rick Finkelstein is a self-employed owner of a small business. He has two boys—Jacob, 5 and Lucas, 2. Farrell Crowley married Benjamin Miller on June 25, 2016 at a destination wedding held at St. John’s Angelican Church (also known as the “pink church”) in Harbour Island, Bahamas. Farrell is the global director of events and special projects at Tory Burch. Jeff Avanzino and his wife, Ashleigh, had a healthy baby girl this year, Evelyn Louise Avanzino. She was born on March 6, 2016 weighing in at 6 pounds, 6 ounces. Josh DeNutte married Jackie Linnane on August 20, 2016 at the

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// Farrell Crowley ’03

// Nick Chrissis ’03

// Josh DeNutte ’03 married Jackie Linnane on August 20, 2016

Governor John Langdon House in Portsmouth, N.H., having traveled from Australia to his wedding with family and friends in New Hampshire. Tilton Alumni attending were Mike DeNutte ’05, Joe Harbour ’04, Joel Hurvitz ’05, Charlie Rand ’04, Steven Ishak, Rob Hunt ’04, and Nick Upton.

Chelsey Gaudet married Ryan Parks at the Mount Washington Hotel in August. Justin Timberlake was also at the hotel and posed in the wedding photo with the happy couple!

Tana Polaski is a family service and therapeutic case manager at the Vermont School for Girls, a residential treatment program for young women who have experienced complex trauma.


Brad Keats was married on July 9, 2016 to Louise Howard from Plymouth, England. It was a fantastic event held at the Skokie Country Club in Glencoe, Ill. Amy Stewart made the Redhook Brewery Event a family affair when she attended with her father, Rick Stewart ’66, P’00, ’02, ’04.


Tom White is the head baseball coach at Lyndon State College in Vermont. Paul Reissfelder is the new girls’ hockey coach at Duxbury High School in Massachusetts. Erick Muse married Mary Davis Muse in Greenwich, Conn., in May 2016.


Adam Gaudreau writes, “My wife Ally and I welcomed our first child, Leonie, on January 8, 2016. It was the day before her mother’s birthday, so it was a very special birthday for my wife. She’s growing too fast!” Mike Thaman resides in St. Louis and is building houses as he finishes his degree. Jamie Digiulio and his wife Jessica visited campus in September 2016. Jamie is currently a DEA agent and is working overseas. Back on campus for their 10th Reunion were Aaron Christian, Liz Ramsay, Ashley Luthy Sargent, Chabely Torres and Kristen Vaslet.


Vince Johnston was spotted on campus during Winter Classic 2016!

Valerie Lavie Abvebe checked in to say she has been playing basketball in Spain for the past two years while also on the Cameroon National Team that won the African Cup in 2015. McLane Heckman worked on the Hillary Campaign for the 2016 Presidential Election as the organizer for the state of New Hampshire. Stephen Zaharias was working as a law clerk at the New Hampshire Supreme Court for the past two years and recently became an associate attorney at the law firm of Wadleigh, Starr & Peters in Manchester, N.H., where he will be focusing primarily upon transactional work. Adam Trau and Danielle Deschene Trau welcomed the newest member of their family in March 2016—Edwyn Trau. Danielle writes, “Edwyn’s sister Elin loves ‘helping’ with her baby, keeping us on the go, and always seeming to amaze us and make us laugh. They are both pretty awesome little kids.” Susie Nirschel came back to campus to visit during Alumni Weekend 2016.


Ross Tine skated in the alumni hockey game in February 2016. Ross’s wife, Kristen, and two daughters, Kyleigh and Ava, were in the stands to support dad!

Quincey Pentrack and Jeff Lemen welcomed their beautiful daughter, Maela Lemen, into their family. Nick Sawicki is working at Rite Aid as a pharmacist in Bridgton, Maine. He also attended classmate Evan Cavanaugh’s wedding on August 20, 2016. Aidan McWhinney moved from San Francisco, Calif., with her boyfriend, Dylan Schwarz, to start working at Tilton School in the development office as the engagement & communications specialist. Elizabeth Lykins is working as the senior patient experience coordinator in the neurology department at Boston Children’s Hospital. Riti Herring is teaching third grade at a charter school in Chicago. She is also studying to get her Master’s Degree in Elementary Education at DePaul University. She says, “I work in a school located on the southside of Chicago. Most of my students are from refugee or immigrant families and often speak little or no English when they enter my classroom.”


Sarah Cowen-Green became engaged to Sam Schulsinger in Lexington, Mass., on October 26, 2016. Caitlin Reynolds had her first child, a baby girl, named Kaya Daphne Reynolds. Caitlin writes “She’s incredibly friendly with others, amazed by other children, always happy and blows kisses!” Kris Brassard, Tyler Beauregard, Brittany Bennett and Eric Hollingsworth reconnected during the Boston Bruins Regional Event in January 2016. Kris, Tyler and Brittany were also in attendance at Alumni Weekend 2016, as Kris was again a participant in the alumni soccer game. Nicole Talbert and Jesse Hill welcomed the newest addition to their family, a daughter, Mirabella, in June 2016. Stephanie (Downs) Corts and her husband, Alexander Corts, welcomed the newest member of their family on July 27, 2016. Noah was born at 7 pounds, 5 ounces and 19 inches long. // Adam & Danielle Trau ’07

// Riti Herring ’08

// Quincey Pentrack ’08

Amir Khan visited campus in 2016 and also attended an alumni event in Philadelphia, Pa. Sofia Spanos graduated from Northeastern University with a Master’s Degree in Speech Pathology. Allie Frank is currently working at the PetSmart corporate office and is testing to become a part of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s K-9 unit. Allie also purchased her first home this year and loves living there with her girlfriend, Hannah Jones. // 67

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his college sweetheart, Laura, on Christmas Day 2015 in Thailand. Tory Bratton was engaged to Ryan Doerhoff in December 2015. The two reside in Irving, Texas, where Tory is a seventh-grade teacher of Texas history. Meghan Faretra made it two-in-arow when she played in the Winter Classic’s alumni basketball game in February 2016. Jenn White is a physical education teacher at Coolidge Junior High School in Reading, Mass.

Erhard and John Falco represented their class the next night during the Boston Multi-Boarding School Networking Event.

// Hunter Kaplan ’16

Abby Kessler and Laurel Bauer hiked the Appalachian Trail. Jennifer Persio ran into Kenny Craig ’10 during the Black Ice Pond Hockey Tournament in Concord, N.H., in January 2016. With record-high temperatures, it was too warm the second day to skate and tournament officials mandated that teams play “boot hockey” (i.e. full equipment but no skates). Kenny said, “It made for lots of laughs… and falls!” The two would skate again just a week later during the alumni hockey game at Tilton’s Winter Classic, joining classmate Matt Wrenn. Simon Abrahms, Jermetrius Troy and Scotty Tavaras-Taylor all took the court together during the alumni basketball game, also at Winter Classic 2016. On March 4, 2016 Tom Maloney and Kiki Ferguson set off on a 2,200-mile trip along the Appalachian Trail. The duo started at Springer Mountain, Ga., and will hike to Mount Katahdin, Maine. Tom writes, “We hope to finish in five or six months. It will be the adventure of a lifetime!” Brittany Hill is currently teaching third grade as well as finishing graduate school at the University of Rhode Island. Maya Grant, Miyoshie LamotheAime and Jon Lee had a great time connecting with old friends (and new) at the New York City Multi-Boarding School Networking Event. Miyoshie shared news of her acceptance to Fordham Law. Classmates Amanda 68 \\

Matt Wrenn returned to Tilton for Prize Night 2016 to assist with the presentation of the William Harrison Ulfelder Award. Abigail Polkinghorn started working as the program coordinator at Boston Children’s Hospital. CJ Lopes was in the Big East AllAcademic Team in 2011 and led the team in special teams tackles in 2011. CJ graduated from U Conn with a communications degree in December 2013 and works for Comcast/NBC Universal as a senior account manager in new housing development. CJ writes, “I started acting school in January 2016 at the Nick Conti’s Professional Actor’s Studio in Atlanta, Ga., (Buckhead). In May I shot three commercials with the WTFactory (The Wonderful Things Factory) for their product SlimClip. In addition, I will be going to Peru in April 2017 for a destination wedding with my fiancé and then Europe (Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece, Spain, France) for two to three weeks. We are very thankful for our child; he is our prized possession. Our son’s name is Cristiano and he has gray eyes and resembles both of us. My brother also dates Daniella’s sister, Victoria. My brother had his son, Valentino, on September 24, 2016, just three days apart from ours at the same hospital. Life is going well and I am just grinding away at it to be the best husband, father, and follower of Christ I can be. I love and miss ALL my Tilton family. I will be making a trip in 2017 and will hopefully be on the big screen!”


Kirby Livingston, an English teacher at Salisbury School in Connecticut, became engaged to

Jake Rivera graduated from SUNY Potsdam in May 2016. A forward on the men’s ice hockey team, Rivera coordinated a game and jersey auction to benefit Autism Awareness during the 2015-2016 season. Through a yearlong effort, he worked with the Cerebral Palsy Association of the North Country (CPANC), SUNY Potsdam Military/Veteran Student Coordinator Pat Massaro, and the sponsor Amerlux Lighting to make it happen. “It doesn’t take much effort to make somebody’s day,” Rivera said. “We’re all really lucky that we’re in a position where we can positively influence other people. It makes an impact even if you aren’t an athlete, but the fact that we were Potsdam hockey players, it meant more to them.” The event collected more than $1,065.


Natalie D’Appollo made her way back to the Hill with classmate Amanda Allard for Winter Classic 2016. Amanda brought her son, Emerson, and Natalie shared news of her recent engagement. Tia Tine, Andrea Briere and Mackenzie Hurst took to the ice together during the alumni hockey game at Winter Classic 2016. All five women returned in June to celebrate their fifth reunion and were also joined by Brett Boucher, Matt Butler, Chelsea Chronopoulos, Corey Hale, Austin

Hall, Gus Lopes, Rob McCormick, Quinn McCusker, Jill Monaghan, Audrey Morrissette, Conor O’Brian, Chris Petty, Abby Ross, Carey Spanos, Charlie Weinmann, Jeremy Wong and Cam Woolsey. Briana Attalla resides in St. Petersburg, Fla., and is studying for the GRE in hopes of attending grad school soon. Kiah Murphy visited campus with Briana Attalla to see the additions to campus. Sarah Rudkin was engaged to Michael Monterosso in California in 2016. Sarah said, “We got the gift of a lifetime when a professional photographer, who happened to be in the same area [when we got engaged], saw Michael on one knee and took pictures of the entire thing! He introduced himself after I said yes and mailed copies [of the photographs] to us!” Sarah also attended the UNH College Dinner in February 2016. Carey Spanos, as well as Sofia Spanos ’08, Jon Thurston ’01, Chelsey Gaudet ’07, and Samantha Claridge ’09, attended a Darius Rucker concert in Gilford, N.H.


Iowa State men’s basketball player Georges Niang surpassed 2,000 collegiate career points during the Cyclone’s game against Baylor in February 2015. With this milestone, Niang placed himself third on the all-time men’s basketball scoring list at Iowa. Georges was featured on ESPN’s College GameDay in March 2016 with classmate Wayne Selden ’13 prior to an Iowa/Kansas basketball matchup. The Indiana Pacers announced in fall 2016 they have signed second-round draft pick Georges Niang to a contract. Niang was the 50th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. Per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed. Mike Swanson made his first visit back to campus since graduation for

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the alumni basketball game at Winter Classic 2016. Bry Bourbeau was one of three goalies at the Winter Classic 2016 alumni hockey game. Kevin Crescenzi finished up a very successful men’s basketball career at Dartmouth College where he played in more than 100 games over his fouryear collegiate career. Daisy Jordan also graduated from Dartmouth in spring 2016. She, too, wrapped up a successful career on The Big Green’s women’s basketball team. Claire Cortese had a great time reconnecting with former Rams at the UNH College Dinner in March 2016. Sarah Dolloff writes, “I graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science in May 2016. In the fall, I started my doctoral education at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine! I will receive a Doctor of Naturopathy degree with a specialization in holistic medicine and eating disorders in just four years. If there are any Tilton alumni in that area, I would love to hear from you!” Aaleiyah Clifford welcomed her first child with fiancé, Broc DeSimas. Skylar Kailani DeSimas was born February 21, 2016. She was 6 pounds, 14 ounces and 20 inches long.


Mikaela Libby joined 15 other former Rams on the court of the Winter Classic 2016 alumni basketball game in February. Alex McGaw says “I am currently playing junior hockey in Connecticut and plan on going to school next year. So far our season has been going well.” Connecticut College student Sean Lee completed a broadcasting internship for Lowell Freedman ’97 in summer 2016. Lowell, a producer for Grant Street Media working in video production, was also an artistin-residence at Tilton in fall 2016. (See the story on Sean and Lowell on page 55.) Madeline Boles, a student at William Smith College, spent six months abroad in Brussels, Belgium and Costa Rica during 2015. Emery Lawrence was on campus for Prize Night 2016 to assist in the presentation of the John F. Thompson Memorial Award. Elizabeth Sawicki was in India June 2016 for a three-and-a-half week

school trip. She was enrolled in a class at Emmanuel College on India: Religion, Culture and Justice. Sawicki, along with her classmates, spent the time going to different religious and political sites, as well as volunteering with ChildFund, an organization that helps the advancement of low-income families and children. Mackenzie Gaudet was at the Iowa State basketball game (watching Georges Niang ’12) with Ken Hollingsworth in February 2016.


Christian Ferre was a volunteer coach with the Tilton Club Ice Hockey program during their 2015-2016 season. In addition to coaching, he suited up to play in the alumni ice hockey game during Winter Classic 2016. Across campus, Caitlin King was at the MARC and played in the alumni basketball game. Amy Simpson was on the Hill on Prize Night 2016 to help present the 1965 Award. Maureen Taggart played in the semi-finals of the CAA Championship for Northeastern University in March 2016. Jillian Fama competed in the 2016 NCAA Division II basketball tournament with Saint Anselm College. The 36-team tournament was played at Bentley University in Massachusetts, and included Holy Family University, where Abby Iannotti ’13 also plays. Jihae Jung says, “I am now in my third year in pharmacy school at Northeastern and I also had my white coat ceremony on October 29, 2016.”


Zenny Wang and Javier Fuster Antolín met up with Belen Higuera-Campos ’14, Adriana Meléndez-Fuentes ’12, Celia Morera Mateos-Aparicio ’17, Pilar Alcalá ’12, Julie Caldwell, and Pablo Rufo Mingot ’17 in Spain this summer for an alumni gathering! Andrew Herrmann made a trip south from Geneva, N.Y., to play goalie at the alumni hockey game during Winter Classic 2016. Andrew is a sophomore at Hobart & William Smith Colleges. Nathan Terry was the alumni speaker at 100 Days Dinner in February 2016. He also attended the Vermont College Dinner and Burlington Regional Events.

Emily Sherman, a student at University of New Hampshire, is the founder and president of a new club on campus called Woods Clean-Up Crew. “We focus on keeping the college community clean and environmentally friendly by way of cleaning up and clearing trash out of the woods, outdoor spaces, and other areas around campus,” she said. She was back on campus in April 2016 as the keynote speaker at the 2016 +5 Celebration. Classmate Ryan Lorden joined Emily. Ryan is a student at Southern New Hampshire University pursuing a BA in Special Education. Amanda Downs and Nunzio Morretti joined David Clinton ’14 for pizza and a brief reunion during the Newport, R.I., College Lunch. AnneMarie Manganiello and GinaBeth Manganiello visited with Ally Goddard, former director of engagement & events, and Jennifer Persio ’09 in Shrewsbury, Mass., in April 2016. Alumni award recipient Leah Corson returned to Tilton for Prize Night 2016 in order to help present the Governor Carlton Skinner Award.


Hamba Mwangu ran into French national soccer player, Anthony Martial, while in Paris. Jordan Karenzi went on a safari at Akagera National Park in Rwanda with friends. Edward Dixon went on a family trip to Alaska in June 2016. Caitlin Rotonnelli won the Great Northern Athletic Conference Championship for soccer in November 2016. Her team is going to receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Hunter Kaplan met up with classmates Junhao Zhong and Yuri Qi and underclassman Ruichao Zhu ’18 while traveling in China.


Mark Willey, who was a Tilton teacher from 1975-1988, attended the Redhook Brewery Event and visited with Ken Hollingsworth. Faith Evans, daughter of former faculty members Craig Evans and Kay Evans, got married in 2016. Mike and Candy Landroche, as well as Ken and Sandy Hollingsworth, were in attendance.


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D E AR A LU M N I , PA REN TS AND F R I E ND S: It is my privilege to express the gratitude and thanks of the

Perhaps most important of all, the 2015-2016 Tilton

Board of Trustees, administration, faculty, staff and students

Annual Fund provided the funds to initiate the hard work

of Tilton School to those whose names appear in the following

of beginning to articulate, design and realize the Tilton

Annual Giving Report. While the list serves to provide public

Experience—providing for the hiring of experts in education

acknowledgment of your generosity and dedication toward

design, modifications to the physical aspects of the education

furthering the goals and successes we have all shared in the past

environment, development of new systems of metrics to

academic year, the more meaningful expressions of thanks can

measure and attest to academic and personal achievement, and

be seen and heard everywhere during a visit to the school—the

the support of faculty, students and administrators willing to

friendly, happy smiles and greetings from students and teachers;

cut short their summer vacations to collaborate in the creation

the banter and cheering on the athletic fields; and the beauty of

of new student experiences. “Beta testing” of the theories and

the finest campus and grounds of any school in New England.

concepts that have emerged from this work has begun and the participants couldn’t possibly be more energized.

Of the many and varied fundraising efforts and activities in which the school engages, it is the Tilton Annual Fund that

Thanks to each and every one of you who is assisting the Tilton

is the most vital and impactful. First, it engages and invites

students of today in becoming the very best possible versions of

the participation of our entire community—alumni, students,

themselves—preparing to lead in the world of tomorrow.

faculty, staff, administrators, parents and grandparents, and friends —without regard to anyone’s ability to give. It serves

Most sincerely,

to foster a “Culture of Philanthropy,” joining all of us in the broader Tilton family and allowing each of us to take pride in the Tilton that WE have helped grow. Second, gifts to the Tilton Annual Fund provide the “intangibles” that are so essential

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to making our fine school what it is—increased financial aid,

Mark S. Rudd ’69

options for faculty enhancement, new technological resources,

Member, Tilton School Board of Trustees

and improvements to campus infrastructure.

Chairman, Fundraising and Development Committee

Thank you to the following 2015-2016 Volunteer Leadership Groups!

Mrs. Nicole Chandonnet P’18 Mrs. Kristen J. Cormier P’19 Mrs. Michelle Downs P’09, ’12, ’15, ’17, President Mrs. Rhonda Duhamel P’17 Ms. Jo Elliott P’18, Treasurer Mrs. Julie Guarente P’18 Mrs. Anne Guyotte P’17 Mrs. Lisa Joly P’18 Mrs. Stacey A. Jones P’17, Vice President Mrs. Bari L. McWhinney P’17 Mrs. Ying Qing Chen P’16 Mrs. Karen Winkelmann P’13, ’18


Trustee Mark Rudd ’69, Chairman, Fundraising and Development Committee

OFFICERS Ms. Sarah S. Bird ’87, Chair Mr. J. Terrill Judd ’70, First Vice Chair Mr. Mark A. McAuliffe, Secretary Mr. John M. Morton ’64, P’05, Second Vice Chair Mr. Jamie A. Rome ’80, Treasurer

PA R E N T V O L U N T E E R S Judy Chen P’16 Chris D. McCuin P’16, ’18 Tayna Pope P’15, ’17 Pamela Puleo P’18 Tom Winkelmann, Jr. P’13, ’18

Mrs. Michelle Downs P’09, ’12, ’15, ’17, President, Parents’ Association Mrs. Ellen H. Finn P’00, ’03, ’05 Mr. Daniel Garvey, Faculty Representative Mr. Dennis Gaudet P’07, ’13, ’15 Mr. Robert M. Graham ’73 Mr. Christopher C. Hamblet ’94 Mr. Matthew P. Masiello ’90 Mr. David McElhinny P’13 Mr. Patrick W. McNulty, Jr. ’02, President, Alumni Council Mr. Lawrence A. O’Rourke P’86 Mr. Charles C. Patten ’65, P’89 Dr. Shari L. Robinson Mr. Robert J. S. Roriston P’13 Atty. Mark S. Rudd ’69 Mr. Peter C. Saliba P’17, ’19, ’19, Head of School Mr. Jason B. Schlossberg P’16 Mr. John Shaughnessy Mrs. Sharon Spanos P’08, ’11 Mrs. Andrea Ban Tecce ’88 Dr. Robert O. Wilson H’16 Mr. Stephen Camann ’52, P’75, Trustee Emeritus Dr. H. Alan Hume H’49, Trustee Emeritus Mr. Christian A. Nast, Jr. ’49, P’79, Trustee Emeritus

FA C U LT Y/ S TA F F C H A I R Dustin Good


Mr. Robert G. Black ’47, P’77 Mr. Lowell S. Freedman ’97 Ms. Melanie I. Marken ’83 Mr. Patrick W. McNulty, Jr. ’02, President Mr. Eric P. O’Neil ’97, Faculty Representative Mr. Donald C. Rasweiler ’81


Mrs. Vickie A. Baronas P’14, ’17 Mrs. Christine Bogacz P’16, ’17, Secretary Ms. Kathleen A. Dunn P’17, ’18 Ms. Christine Burgess P’17, ’18

HEAD’S ADVISORY BOARD Mr. Pierce M. Archer ’88 Atty. Justin S. Belair ’93 Mr. Alexander Goren ’57 Mrs. Anne Howe P’91, ’93, ’99, ’03 Atty. Patricia Black Kelly ’77 Mr. Roy E. Littlefield III ’71 Ms. Melanie I. Marken ’83 Mr. Daniel H. Marks ’72 Mr. David H. Reiley ’61 Rev. Paul V. Sorrentino ’70 Mrs. Sharon Spanos P’08, ’11 Mrs. Abigail Howe Waterstreet ’99 CLASS AMBASSADORS Capt. John W. Crawford, Jr. ’37 Mr. Robert A. Hunter ’42 Mr. Stuart S. Grossman ’46 Mr. Robert G. Black ’47, P’77 Mr. Howard A. Raphaelson ’50 Mr. Thomas W. Leidner ’52 Mr. Frederick A. Mullins, Jr. ’52 Mr. William S. Shepard ’53 Mr. William G. Morgan ’56 Mr. Alexander Goren ’57 Mr. Arthur G. Gaetjens ’58 Mr. Stanley Kessel ’63 Mr. Lawrence B. Lipton ’65 Mr. Michael C. Sayles ’65 Mr. Mark B. Boynton ’66 Mr. Burtis S. Horner II ’66 Mr. Richard A. Stewart ’66, P’00, ’02, ’04 Dr. Douglas A. McCown ’67 Mr. Francis F. Gatchell ’71 Mr. Roy E. Littlefield III ’71 Mr. J. Thomas Wilcox, Jr. ’71 Mr. Robert E. Bosselait ’76 Mr. Edward A. Purcell III ’76 Atty. Patricia Black Kelly ’77

Mrs. Jacquelyn Welch Brown ’79 Mr. Paul J. Collins ’79 Mr. Michael A. Mayo ’81 Mr. Donald C. Rasweiler ’81 Mr. Christopher A. Soutter ’81 Mr. Jerome Forsyth ’82 Ms. Melanie I. Marken ’83 Mr. Robert S. Morris ’85 Ms. Sarah L. Whitehead ’85 Ms. Melissa Campbell Callender ’86, P’20 Mr. David I. Gerome ’86 Ms. Sarah J. Montgomery ’86 Mr. Pierce M. Archer ’88 Ms. Elizabeth A. Giffin ’88 Ms. Melissa Thompson Currier ’90 Mr. John A. Discepolo ’90 Mrs. Ingrid Kallstrom Bosco ’91 Mrs. Kara Possee Belair ’94 Mr. Christopher C. Hamblet ’94 Mr. Nicholas F. Dambrie ’95 Ms. Dylan Hawley Krakowski ’95 Ms. Lauren R. Weaver Bacote ’96 Ms. Sarah Barrett Hoenle ’96 Mrs. Heather L. Kros ’96 Mr. Lowell S. Freedman ’97 Mr. Eric P. O’Neil ’97 Mrs. C. Devon Watkins Holden ’99 Mrs. Jeein Choi Olsen ’99 Mrs. Abigail Howe Waterstreet ’99 Mr. Luis H. Daley ’00 Mr. John V. Dittmer ’00 Mr. Patrick W. McNulty, Jr. ’02 Ms. Jennifer C. Rand ’02 Mr. Adam C. Stewart ’02 Mr. Nicholas S. Chrissis ’03 Mr. Andrew W. DiMasi ’03 Ms. Malinda Singh ’04 Mr. Christopher A. Cistaro ’05 Ms. Jennifer L. Evans ’06 Ms. Kristen M. Vaslet ’06 Ms. Elizabeth F. Lykins ’08 Ms. Miyoshie C. Lamothe-Aime ’09 Mr. Jonathan G. Lee ’09 Mr. Spencer M. Smith ’10 Mr. Adam Smith ’10 Mr. Brett M. Boucher ’11 Ms. Syntia Tine ’11 Mr. Jacob B. Tinkham ’13 Mr. Scott Boucher ’14 Mr. Christian A. Ferré ’14 Ms. Leah Corson ’15 Mr. Tyler A. Hatch ’15 Ms. AnnMarie Manganiello ’15 Mr. Ethan M. Pope ’15 Mr. Dikran Arshagouni ’16 Ms. Jordan A. Halloran ’16 Ms. Gabrielle O. Hunter ’16 Class Ambassadors are Tilton School volunteers who assist the Alumni Office with strengthening the connection between the school and its alumni. Class Ambassadors assist with regional events, Class Notes, and Tilton outreach for new initiatives. If you are interested in becoming a Class Ambassador, please contact the Alumni Office at alumnioffice@ tiltonschool.org or 603-286-1740.

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Honor Roll of Donors and Giving Report




Hilltop Society

Gifts of $50,000 and higher qualify as Hilltop Society benefactors for this society of donors at Tilton School. Trustee Circle

Gifts of $25,000 - $49,999 qualify as Trustee Circle benefactors for this circle of donors at Tilton School. Head of School’s Council

The Head of School’s Council recognizes the generosity of Tilton School donors who provide leadership gifts from $10,000 - $24,999. Knowles Society

Honoring one of Tilton School’s visionary leaders, Daniel C. Knowles, for his service and dedication. Gifts from $5,000 - $9,999. MacMorran Society

Honoring John F. MacMorran, long-time teacher and headmaster. Gifts from $2,500 - $4,999. 1 8 4 5 Fo u n d e r s ’ S o c i e t y

Recognizing Tilton School’s founding year. Gifts from $1,845 - $2,499. Plimpton Society

George L. Plimpton’s early support for Tilton School was vital to its success. This society recognizes those who have made gifts from $1,000 - $1,844. Dean’s List

The Dean’s List recognizes those dedicated supporters of the Tilton School family whose gifts are from $500 - $999. Black and Gold Club

Spirited support ranging in gifts from $250 - $499. Rams Society

Alumni 10 years or less out of Tilton who have given.


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Sarah S. Bird ’87 & Robert J. S. Roriston P’13 † Caiyu Tian & Haibiao Hao P’18 James & Kathy Masiello P’90, ’11, ’12 Martha & Matthew P. Masiello ’90 Estate of Donald E. Oglesby ’51, P’79 ^ Tracy A. & Mark S. Rudd ’69 * Carl Anthony Young ’68 Estate of Claire Ledoux Derringer ’38 ^ Bradford W. Gile ’61 † Harriet & Stuart S. Grossman ’46 † Constance & Christian A. Nast, Jr. ’49, P’79 Jamie A. Rome ’80 & Dr. Leila Mankarious Rome † Estate of H. Arthur Sweatt ’49 ^


Mary & Stephen M. Anderson ’65 †† Dixie & Denny Bartell P’76 * Deborah & Richard Connor ’65 Xinxin Zhang & Jianwen Dou P’17 Robert M. Finch ’58 † Ellen H. & R. Thomas Finn, Jr. P’00, ’03, ’05 †† Christopher C. Hamblet ’94 * Jeanna C. Hamblet P’94 Peter Hirsch ’73 * Jennifer & Matthew Hitt P’16 J. Terrill Judd ’70 † Sung Il Kang &. Soon Ja Lee P’16 Estate of Lillias Bridgman Lane P’72, G’08 †^ Mark A. McAuliffe † April & David McElhinny P’13 * Elaine & Stanley B. Rosenfield ’66 †† Joffrey A. Roy ’88 † Rachel & Peter Saliba P’17, ’19, ’19 Holly & John Shaughnessy † Brenda & Carl W. Stinson P’82 * Paul H. Way ’56 * Caitlin Hamblet Whitehead


Jane & Andy Albright P’17 Bruce Backman P’18 Tracey Backman P’18 Lori Fireman Baldwin ’89 & Dennis Baldwin Larry D. Bartell ’76 † Benjamin H. Chen ’05 Dia & Basil C. Chigas ’65 Thomas L. Demakes ’60 * John E. Duggan ’67 †† Brooke Kroeger & Alexander M. Goren ’57 † Phyllis & David Gould † Louise & David Havens P’16 Grant D. Hobson ’57 †† Naoko & Masahiko Hotta P’17 Woon Hwa Jung P’16 Estate of Dolores Kelley ^ Sherry & Stanley Kessel ’63 †† Jung Sun Kim & ByoungSeo Kwon P’15 Frank H. Lemay * John M. ’64 & Kay Morton P’05 † Lisa & Alan Norton P’16 Lawrence A. O’Rourke P’86 † Michael C. Sayles ’65

Jolie & Jason B. Schlossberg P’16 Sharon & Peter Spanos P’08, ’11 † Carrie & Robert Stanley P’15 Fengmei Men & Baohong Sun P’19 Richard D. Urell ’63 † Kirk G. Wheale * Danny Wong & Winnie Wu P’17


Amy & James D. Bennett P’09 Geoffrey Blum ’09 † Christine & Mark Bogacz P’16, ’17 Deborah Boniske P’16 Thomas E. Callahan ’58 † Anne & Ed Dixon P’16 Shuxian Wu & Weiguo Du P’18 Carolyn & Dennis Gaudet P’07, ’13, ’15 * Robert M. Graham ’73 † Charles A. Greene III ’54 † Edward Hanlon P’16 Jinfeng Ou & Ninging Huang P’19 Elizabeth A. & Kevin W. Sheehan † Lawrence R. Soforenko ’67 †† Jiane Kang & Xiaoming Tian P’19 Hui Zhang & Shijun Wang P’19 J. Thomas Wilcox, Jr. ’71 * Sang Seok Yoon & Jung Hee Choi P’16 Yongmei Jiang & Caiqing Zhou P’18


Anonymous Pari Arshagouni & Manon Ferguson P’16 Jon E. Christensen ’60 † Laird E. Dornin ’93 Yu Zeng & Bujun Gao P’19 Bruce N. ’64 & Susan Goodman P’87 † Pamela Puleo & Raymond A. Goulet P’18 Richard A. Grellier ’79 † Robert W. Hicks ’51 †† Fengmei Chen & Juhong Lai P’18 Jennifer & Douglas H. Lewis ’69, P’02 † Meiqun Lu & Jianhong Lin P’19 Jinghua Yu & Jun Ma P’19 Melanie I. Marken ’83 † Suzanne & Charles C. Patten ’65, P’89 † Patricia P’87 & William Pond † Jennie L. Norman & William Walker George V. Wattendorf ’74 † Yan Xie & Yuping Yuan P’19


Peter G. Appelbaum ’58 † Annie Baskin Kara Possee Belair ’94 & Justin Belair ’93 Frederick W. Bemberg ’50 † Theresa & Eric Bertz P’13 Robert G. Black ’47, P’77 * Edward F. ’72 & Bridget Bridgman P’08 * David A. Briggs ’71 † J. Christopher Burch ’72 * Kathleen Dunn & Christine Burgess P’17, ’18 Cecilia & Michael Butler P’11 * Stephen Camann ’52, P’75 †† Donald Chabot & Wendy Wise P’16 James A. Clancy ’66 † Rick Clark ’70 Charles V. Clement ’71 † Beverly & James R. Clements P’01, ’03 † Timothy K. Cloudman & Lori Garon P’95 † George G. Conn ’51

Peter Cowie P’07 James P. Crosby ’89 Kendall P. Didsbury ’67, P’96 * John D. Duffy Clifford D. Dufton ’61 † Hon. Thomas R. Eaton Margaret & Robert Gibbons P’13 Mark Grossman ’68 * Jennifer & John Hallal P’18 David W. Halvorsen ’51 †† Betty & Frederick Heath † Anthony S. Hillman ’97 † Jeffrey S. Hoffman ’69 * Warren Holcomb ’82 † Alyssa LeBel & Edward Kaye P’12 Wei Fu & Ying Li P’19 Diane & Lawrence B. Lipton ’65 † Roy E. Littlefield III ’71 †† Christine R. Louis P’19 David M. Mace, Jr. ’84 * Terry E. MacLaughlin ’64 † Ann & Raymond T. Mancini ’56 † Xinli Shen & Huanjun Mao P’17 Jeremiah T. McNamara ’87 * Patrick B. Miller & Pamela J. Andruszkiewicz P’17 Mary Frances & David Nagel P’10 † Carol O’Connell G’18 O’Rourke Family David Reiley ’61 †† Shari L. Robinson & Clarke Smith Cole S. Rubin ’03 † Cathy & Daniel B. Ryan P’16 Deborah & Joseph Saliba G’17, ’19, ’19 Matthew & Katherine Saunders P’17 Erick H. Sturcke ’56 † Bradley H. Thompson ’90 † Müjdat & Esin Turken P’19 Frank E. Viano II ’77 Kathleen B. Walgreen G’14 * Abigail Howe Waterstreet ’99 † Stephan D. Weiss ’61 Harold T. White III † Jill & Robert O. Wilson H’16 †† W. Sterling Youngman ’86 Ying Sun & Zhonghua Yu P’17 Hua Zhou & Chaoyong Zhang P’17 Daixia Zou & Wenquan Zhong P’19 Lan Yu & Yufeng Zhu P’18


Earl K. Anderson ’56 †† Bernicestine & Harold Bailey, Jr. ’66 Emily & Noah Barrett ’98 † Gilbert S. Bass ’55 * Brett T. Bayley ’70 Alyssa Goodman Brook ’87 † Cynthia & Jeffrey Clarke Lisa & Jay Dinowitz P’17 Nora & Michael M. Doane ’69 † Peter A. Dunn ’49 †† Wayne D. Epstein ’67 †† Andrew C. Foss ’81 † Lowell S. Freedman ’97 * Harry S. Furman ’65 J. Ritchie Garrison ’69 Dustin Good Laura & Scott Gucciardi P’16 Jarrad M. Gunther ’98 * Anne & Joseph Guyotte P’17 Catherine & Robert Halloran P’16 Robert L. Harrow P’78 †† Sharon & James Hibbert P’05 Frederic C. Hirsch ’71 †† ^

Anne & Richard Howe P’91, ’93, ’99, ’03 †† Benjamin B. Howe ’93 † Eric K. Johnston ’85 Wendy & James Jones P’05, ’08 † Keith E. Jordan ’86 Wade S. Keats ’75 * Patricia Black Kelly ’77 Signe Furlong Kurian ’87 Candace & Michael Landroche P’02 † Thomas W. Leidner ’52 † Sean Lorden P’15 Duane & Carol Lowenstein P’18 Michael A. Mayo ’81 * Richard W. Miller ’53 † Bryan S. Monks ’89 Lisa J. & William Partridge * Robert M. Patten ’89 Craig Payne ’83 * Donald C. Rasweiler ’81 Paula & S. Robert Rimer P’01 * Ross R. Roberts Scott E. Ruggles P’18, ’20 Alan R. Segal ’86 Robert M. Segal ’83 Darlene & Ralph Sellars, Jr. G’14, ’17 * Jeffrey D. Sheehy ’75 Thomas G. Snow ’65 † Roger L. Sonstroem ’66 * Barry J. Steinberg ’82 * Dawn & Michael Stillings Rishlene Mooney Tanner ’85 † Andrea Ban Tecce ’88 & Joseph Tecce ’88 † Ellen & Michael Terry P’15 Gerald A. Thorpe ’64 † Elizabeth Truman You Chen & Zhikai Zhao P’17


Jill Anne Thwaits Anderson ’81 Nicole & Pierce M. Archer ’88 Richard D. Aronson ’54 Janice & Michael E. Baker P’83, ’85, ’87 † Frances Barbaro P’16 Sharon B. Barnes P’01 † Sheldon A. Bass ’52 †† Kathy & Philip R. Beattie P’13 * Nancy & David A. Berthold ’70, P’98 Nancy & Edward Bohac Sandra & Glenn Bromagen P’02 † Henry R. Butler ’70 † Anna Scheible Cahill ’02 * Alexander A. Cary ’03 † Clayton D. Clatur P’93 † John A. Clinton ’57 Louise & William Connolly P’18 Kristen & Claude Cormier P’19 Valerie T. Cortalano Brenda Cote * James & Martha Crowley P’03 Melissa Thompson Currier ’90 Valeria & A. Scott Curtis ’83 Luis H. Daley ’00 Margaret & Eric Doane Deanna B. Duplak Dwyer Family P’16 R. Thomas Finn III ’00 † Mary Louise & Edward Formisano P’16 Richard M. Freedberg ’69 † Arthur G. Gaetjens ’58 † Richard W. Garlick ’60 Christopher J. Gaudette ’90 Justine & Alfred J. Gengras P’81, ’82, ’87 *

Roxana Gomoi & Liviu Ghimpeteanu P’17 Vinny Giambrocco Robert E. Gibson ’60 Elizabeth A. Giffin ’88 Adelaide Gifford P’05 Francis Gros Louis ’48 * Christopher A. Guella ’85 Robert C. Guinto, Jr. ’77 Richard C. Harris ’61 David A. Harvey ’66 Paul N. Herrmann ’72 †† Patricia & Robert Hess P’17, ’20 Craig J. Hill ’58 Jeanne & Laurence Hodson ’67, P’02 Sarah Barrett Hoenle ’96 * Catherine A. Knowles & Richard Honer P’20 † James G. Howe ’74 David Hutchinson ’64 † Martha & Richard Hyslip P’09 Richard M. Kanter ’61 * J. Steven Kingston ’84 John F. Klein, Jr. ’83 Carl L. LaRoche ’68 †† David R. LaRoche ’62 Matthew D. Lawrence ’90 Kathleen Morse & Richard Louis G’19 Patricia & Denis Lynch P’02 † Gail & Kenneth R. Malone P’13 * Douglas G. Martin ’62 Deborah & Leif Martinson P’17 Michael T. McCarthy ’03 John McCarvill & Michelle Jackson P’19 Patrick McClusky ’85 Jennifer & Chris McCuin P’16, ’18 Jane McNulty Donald R. Miller ’75 † Pat & Graham Miller G’16 Martha Moore * William G. Morgan ’56 * Julie & Dennis G. Morin P’17 The Morretti Family P’15, ’17 Sharon & Glenn Notice P’14, ’15 John K. Pandiscio ’83 Nishaben & Dharmendra Patel P’16 Andrew S. Petersen ’90 * Gary & Claire Philippy Marie Carpenter Piper ’80 Tanya & Dave Pope P’15, ’17 Timothy R. Purdy ’72 † Margaret & Jonathan Rand P’02, ’05 † Burton H. Reynolds ’67 Damian Ruof Patricia & David Ryan P’17 Constantine P. Sarantos ’72 † Steven J. Simone ’03 * Martha Brock & Eric Smith P’05 * Jonathan H. Smith ’93 * M. Shepard Spear ’66 Frank P. Sroka, Jr. ’61 * William M. Sweet ’65 †† C. Whiting Symmes II ’76 Kathy & Richard Traister ’65, P’01 Peter Vander Velde ’78 † Heather Walker White ’93 * Karen & Thomas M. White P’05, ’08, ’10 † Kim E. Winchell ’72 *

DONORS UP TO $249 Anonymous (2) Simon E. Abrahms ’09 John Adams ’51 *

Marialena & Kirk Akdag P’16 Ellen Baker Alden ’85 Judith A. Alden P’02 * Margaret & Richard Allen † Elizabeth & Harris Appelman P’09 † Angelo R. Arata ’52 * Stuart L. Arey, Jr. ’60 † Donald G. Armbrust ’51 * Richard C. Armstrong ’70 Jeffrey O. Avanzino ’03 Garrett S. Bain ’89 John W. Barker ’73 Paula & Anthony Baronas G’14, ’17 * Vickie & Lee Baronas P’14, ’17 * Peter F. Baronas ’14 Hatsue & John C. Barrett P’96, ’98 † Stephen D. Barrett * Richard Barry ’63 †† Stephen F. Barsanti ’02 Henry P. Beaton ’43 † Kelly & William T. Beaton ’75, P’09, ’16 Herbert Bee Jean P. Bergeron P’93 & Donald Alati †† Benjamin G. Bickford ’92 Michael E. Black ’86 Carl Blais * Charles H. Bodley ’42 Jean C. Bolan Jackie & Philip P. Bonafide P’96, ’98 Kenneth G. Bonenfant P’95 † Alfred E. Boren ’52 Robert E. Bosselait ’76 †† Amy Packard Bottomley ’92 † Ellen Boucher Kathleen & Jeff Boucher P’11, ’14 * Jennifer Nash-Boucher & Matthew Boucher P’19 Cameron P. Boyd ’64 * Douglas Braley † Cynthia & John Breen Jeffrey O. Brewer ’66 Erwin R. Brilliant ’51 * Tara Brisson * Brian Broom-Peltz Douglas D. Brown ’72 † Gregory W. Brown ’69 Roderick H. Brown ’46 † Joseph B. Burger ’61 * Lee H. Burgess P’99 † Leslie & Charles Buteau P’16 Julie & Alex Caldwell † Marta Luciano Caldwell ’88 †† Maryann & Joseph Callahan P’17 Michaela M. Callahan ’09 Karen & Frederick Cappuci P’16 David L. Carlson ’56 Beth & Charles Carter * Dan Casella Joselyn T. Cegelka Fuller ’14 W. Huston Chabot ’16 Steven M. Chamberlin ’83 Rose Marie & Robert Chandonnet G’18 Gary J. Chapdelaine ’86 Anthony C. Chigounis ’55 Helen Chisholm ’78 Choroszy Family * Nicholas S. Chrissis ’03 Laura and John Christiansen ’94 Marcia & Todd Clark P’18 Philip H. Claxton, Jr. ’52 † Clementina & Robert Clifford P’85, ’87 Peter S. Cofran Craig S. Cogan ’89 Doris & Gerald Cogan P’89

William A. Colella ’50 † Katie & George Coleman P’07 Charles P. Collings P’04 † David S. Conant ’48 Susan & George Condodemetraky P’86, ’89, ’91, G’17 Andrea & Mark Condodemetraky ’91, P’17 Christopher A. Condon ’01 Timothy J. Connelly Tyson Conrad * Alexander Contis ’07 Abigail Seifert Cooke ’06 * Laura Coppens Lauren Sacco Corcoran ’92 Leah M. Corson ’15 Stephanie Downs Corts ’09 Ronald J. Costigan P’94 Quentin P. Cote ’84 William J. Crangle ’32 † Capt. John W. Crawford ’37 * Beth & Douglas Cullington P’17 Patricia & Brian Cummings P’19 Dale Johnson Cunningham ’81, P’11 * Charles Curtis, Sr. P’79, ’83 † Laura Cutler G’05 * Nicholas F. Dambrie ’95 Stacey & David W. Darlington P’90, ’95 Constance Davis * W. Marshall Davis, Jr. ’68 Diane & Christopher DeFrank P’16 Beth & Sean Dempsey P’12 * Michael R. DeNutte ’05 Elaine M. & Thomas J. DeRigo, Jr. P’13 † Nicholas S. Derocher ’14 Pamela deVeaux Wendy Claridge Devoy ’87 & David Devoy P’19 Donald M. Dickson ’51 † John A. Discepolo ’90 Van Dittmer P’00 † Leslie E. Doane † Sean Doherty Patrick Dom P’16 Nancy & Charles Dominick P’93 * Sandra & Thomas W. Donaldson ’52 Anders J. Doore ’53 † Catherine & Chris Dornin P’93, ’95, ’98 Rebecca Q. Dornin ’95 Lauren Doucette Michelle & Adam Downs P’09, ’12, ’15, ’17 * Amanda L. Downs ’15 Evan N. Downs ’12 Madison R. Downs ’17 Anne & George Draper P’17 Merle F. Drown, Jr. ’61 † Louis P. Dubowicz ’65 Beth & Mark Duclos P’17 William D. Dudley ’68 Raymond A. Duffill, Jr. ’62 †† Gayle M. & John O. Duplissie Joyce & Fred Elliott G’18 Marshall W. Elman ’41 Sarah A. Erban ’15 John E. Ewart ’46 * Ralph L. Fearon ’53 * Sarah Benton Feitlinger ’99 Sara Feldman Elizabeth H. Fell-DeWalt Fernando Fernandez, Jr. ’02 Alex Ferraro ’06 Lauren A. Finn ’05 † Kiirsten Finn Murphy ’03 † // 73

Cheryl & Francis Flaherty P’12 * David B. Fletcher ’67 Susan Otis & Richard Foote P’12 * Sarah Foster ’83 Robin & William R. Frament P’16 Jo Elliott & Scott C. Frederick P’18 Christopher L. Fullerton ’92 Laureen & Paul Gallagher P’16 Hannah & Daniel Garvey * Francis F. Gatchell ’71 Elizabeth & Peter G. Gaulton ’52, P’79 † Bruce C. Gibson ’62 †† John Gignac ’51 † Todd Gilbert Stephen Gilpatrick & Cynthia Collins * MaryEllen Kennedy, M.D. & Barry Gleason, M.D. Dane G. Gleason ’66 Devin Gmyrek Allison Goddard * Charles Goldstein ’09 Susan & Robert Goldstein P’09 * Kristie Gonzalez & Eric McCollom Douglas Goodale Robert A. Goodell ’50 † Frederick S. Goodrich ’63 Barry N. Gorevitz ’65 * Pauline H. Gorman Lyng P’79 * Andrea M. Gosselin * Jo-Anne & Peter Graham P’84, ’85 Jeffrey M. Gray ’73 † Thomas L. Greene ’60 Rosann Gregory * Margriet Groffen P’00 Cynthia & Robert H. Gross ’39 James B. Grossman Julie & Dan Guarente P’18 Mary Ann Guay P’95 † Wen Wang & Jun Guo P’16 Sandra & Jeffrey Haas P’96 Kirsten & Tim Haley P’16 Joshua P. Hall ’91 Lisa Aranosian Hansen ’85 Cynthia & David Hanson, Jr. P’16 The Harrington Family Carl M. Harris ’51 † Benjamin A. Hartman ’42 † Michael M. Hastings ’68 Bronson K. Hawley ’66 Rachel & John Hayes P’17 Katie Seifert Haylon ’03 * Mary-Ellen & Timothy Healy Joseph C. Hedgpeth II ’69 †† Christine & John Heise * Andrew T. Herrmann ’15 Lee R. Himelfarb ’64 Mark ’78 & Linda Hodgdon P’13 Peter F. Hoffman ’58 †† Phyllis & Peter Hofman P’96 † Milton A. Holland ’42 Eric D. Hollingsworth ’09 * John A. Hollingsworth G’06, ’09 * Sandra & Ken Hollingsworth P’06, ’09 †† Scott M. Hollingsworth ’06 † Seong Hyun Hong ’13 Marcia & Burtis Horner II ’66 James H. Horsfall ’50 * Donna & Andrew Hosmer P’19 Joan & Amory Houghton III Meg & Paul S. Hovsepian P’13 Jonathan E. Howe ’91 Dorothy & H. Alan Hume H’49 † Sarah Brown Hunt ’99 Patricia & Oliver Hunter P’16 Robert A. Hunter ’42 †† 74 \\

Lawrence E. Hyde ’50 * Steffanie & Keith Jacques II P’17, ’20 * Pauline Jakobsberg G’17 Peter R. James ’66 Christopher J. Jennings ’72 Elizabeth Jestude ’72 †† Sharon & Rick Johnson † John Joncas ’62 Jeremiah W. Jones Joy L. & James Jones P’98, ’01 † Stacey & Stephen M. Jones P’17 Craig T. Jordan ’98 Joseph K. Juster Linda & Gary M. Karelis ’66, P’07 Charles A. Katsenes ’49 Angela Keef P’20 Thomas J. Keller ’62 * Francis P. Kennedy ’67 Konrad Kerr ’61 † Barbara & John Klein P’83 Ellen & John W. Konvalinka P’83 † Caitlin Kosow Toby M. Kravet ’59 †† Douglas J. Kreis ’87 Stephanie Forrest Kube ’89 Robert L. Kushner ’54 † Todd M. Lachiatto ’92 Ruth G. Lamere P’86 Farnham A. Langell ’44 * Carl D. Larson ’64 † Kyle D. Larson ’12 Gil I. Latz ’70 Emery M. Lawrence ’13 Paul H. Lawrence ’65 Kari & Michael S. LeBaron P’18 Robert L. LeClerc ’60 Faith Lee ’44 Mark Lemos Janet & Eugene Leone Roseanne & Tanner Leto P’01 William B. Levin ’53 † Jan M. Levinson ’68 Clifford L. Libby ’67 David L. Limric ’58 Gustavo A. Lopes ’11 Diana Louis G’19 Aubrey Love ’96 Chapel M. Love ’94 Dr. Garrett R. Love ’87 Al Luciano ’76, P’12 Marjorie H. & Frank J. Luciano, Jr. ’50, P’74, ’76, ’78, ’83, ’88, G’12 †† Louise & Frank J. Luciano ’74 † Margaret L. Luciano ’78 Virginia M. Lucil P’89 † Marie Lunt Betty S. Lykins P’08 Gregory L. MacGilpin, Sr. ’66 Jane & Thomas Madden P’19 Timothy Maki * Veronica & John Malmberg P’88 Daniel K. Malone ’13 AnnMarie Manganiello ’15 GinaBeth Manganiello ’15 Jane & Dennis Manning P’19 Raymond J. Mansolillo ’52 * Demosthenes A. Marken P’83 * Karin & Gregory McAleenan Richard G. McAnern ’56 † Douglas A. McCown ’67 Quinn C. McCusker ’11 Andrew McDonnell ’98 Kathleen & Matthew J. McDonnell ’76 Tyler McDougold

Vernon S. McFarland, Jr. ’57 Stephanie & Ray McGaw P’16 Marilyn & Thomas McLaughlin P’94 Kathryn McLetchie-Sheldon ’97 Joan M. McMahon G’15 * Brian T. McNeil ’81 Joseph T. McNulty ’68 † Patrick W. McNulty, Jr. ’02 Sarah Whiles McPeak ’96 Brooks McQuade, Jr. ’04 * Patrick E. McTigue ’95 Lynne Jameson-Meehan & Rich Meehan P’09 Herbert B. Mershon ’51 † Megan & Greg Moffroid P’18 Peter H. Mohle ’68 † Lydia Pastuszek & Brian Monahan P’13 * Lesia Monahan ’13 Aya & Anthony Monticello * Charles S. Moore ’58 * Irving L. Morris, Jr. ’49 Amy Morse Timothy L. Morse ’99 Shannon Loring Mott ’92 & Don Mott † Frederick A. Mullins, Jr. ’52 †† Michele & Pascale Musto Thomas V. Neill ’05 Kenneth Nelson Michael J. Nestor ’02 Craig S. Nichols ’72 † Shelley & Shawn Nichols P’15, ’17 * Raquel A. Nova Fischer ’97 Lindsay E. O’Connell ’14 Holly & Eric P. O’Neil ’97 * Marcus O’Neil * Charles E. O’Neill ’66 † Nunzio Orlando P’15’, 16, ’17 Yierfan Paerhati ’14 Barbara Patterson P’03 * Deborah Pava-Bailey P’10, ’17 Roger A. Payer ’65 Linda & Darryl A. Payne P’83, ’87 * Lauren & John Peckham P’16 Francisco D. Pedraza ’51 * Jennifer G. Persio ’09 Sue & Joe Persio P’09 * Joseph Peterseil ’60 T. Will Pew III ’91 Ethan Pfenninger Julie Foley Philbin ’98 Susan & Wilson Pile P’00 W. Hunt Pile ’00 Thomas L. Plimpton † Stephanie & Karel H. Pluhar P’10, ’12, ’14 * Ethan M. Pope ’15 Joshua D. Poupore ’98 † Shirley Powers Linda & Scott Prescott P’18 Nelda & James M. Pressly * Elizabeth Preysner Charles F. Proctor ’62 Alfred S. Puccetti ’54 † Lawrence Putterman ’66 † Peter D. Quackenbos ’87 Howard A. Raphaelson ’50 † Edward P. Rawson ’43 Elizabeth Hughes Ray ’95 Jean & Richard Raymer P’90 Robert S. Redfield ’43 Stacey & Darren Redman P’17 Elizabeth M. Rice P’91 †† Lea & William L. Richardson P’01 * Reginald H. Ridgely III ’51 *

Mary Jo & Stephen Robichaud P’03, ’06 † Alfred J. Rockwell ’81 †† Robert R. Roguski ’54 † Robert F. Rollins ’67 Patrick Rondeau Lisbeth & Alan Rosenfeld P’00, ’03 Jane & Alan Rosengard P’17 Allison H. Roulston ’53 † Kathleen Ruffle ’89 Terry & Vanna Ruggles G’18,’ 20 Mary Louisa & Henry Rutledge P’97, ’99 * Rebecca Ryan ’13 Dori & Greg Ryken P’00 Simone & Philip Ryle P’16 George H. Saalfrank ’54 † Adam L. Salach ’14 Shirley & Andrew Salach P’14, ’16 Joseph H. Saliba ’19 Peter R. Saliba ’19 Samantha A. Saliba ’17 Paul A. Sanborn ’66 Luke Santoro Elizabeth A. Sawicki ’13 Sarah E. Schartner ’19 Janine M. Schifino P’01 Linda Gross Schutzman ’86 † Debby Schwaber P’03 Malcolm M. Scott ’80 James A. Shaka ’43 Amanda L. Shannon ’93 Mary & William Sharkey P’16 Lisa & Peter Shaughnessy P’02 * Kelly Shen ’13 Zhizhang Shen & Shaophen Xie P’17 James E. Shepard ’51 † William S. Shepard ’53 Thomas C. Short ’76 Joseph H. Skerry III Rebekah Skoog Elaine & Fred W. Smith P’93 Richard E. Smith ’67 Spencer M. Smith ’10 Stephanie & George Smith P’93, G’16 Diane & Steven Smith P’16 Jean M. Snow * Richard G. Sokolove ’57 Eric Soper * Paul V. Sorrentino ’70 † Ryan Southworth ’94 Carey J. Spanos ’11 Sofia E. Spanos ’08 * Patricia & Ronald Spaulding P’13 Cathleen F. Stanley ’15 Carolyn & A. James Stanne, Jr. P’99 Richard A. ’66 & Judy Stewart P’00, ’02, ’04 † Alexander E. Storch ’88 * Christopher M. Stowell ’14 Trudy & Cooper B. Stuart ’70 Andrew Sullivan ’13 Andrew John Sullivan ’14 Daniel F. ’59 ^ & Judith Sullivan P’92 Shawn J. Sullivan ’82 † Jannine & George Sutcliffe P’92, ’96 † Diane & Frank Swanson P’12, ’17 Charles L. Sykes ’53 * Anthony A. Tambone ’67 Hersey D. Taylor ’45 Benjamin Tefft David Thompson & Paige Youschak P’19 Patricia & Peter Thompson P’90 Ryan Tolfree Jeffrey D. Traiger ’86 Judy Chen & Minh Trinh P’16 Sharon Trudel

Theodore H. Trudel, Jr. ’49 * Paula & Lawrence Uertz P’89 † Richard H. Vail ’60 Wallace Vander Velde P’78 Robert Van Reypen P’71 †† Kristen M. Vaslet ’06 Amy Vogt P’17 * M. Emmet Walsh ’54 † Dawei Wang ’15 Jeff Wasserloos ’87 Jane & David S. Watson P’90 George W. Wermers ’49 † Bob West ’59 † John Weston P’02 * Layne Whitley * Allan F. Whitty ’65 † Arthur F. Wilband III ’61 * Richard F. Williams ’48 Catherine & Kenneth Wills P’17, ’19 Judith & David Wilson P’01 † John E. Wilson ’65 Michael Wilson Karen & Tom Winkelmann, Jr. P’13, ’18 * Alex Winkelmann ’13 William W. Winkler, Jr. ’64 † Joseph F. Wise ’52† Robert B. Wood ’53 * Christopher G. Woodhouse ’83 Elizabeth Comerford Worcester ’84 & Seth Worcester Paula & Sylvester Wrenn P’09 James S. Wright ’61 Kylee Yam Eric M. Zafran ’63 Patricia & Nicholas Zaharias P’07 † Richard D. Zallen ’52 James Zeppieri Wenqing Zhang Robert Zielinski ’65 ††

Carey J. Spanos ’11 Sofia E. Spanos ’08 * Cathleen F. Stanley ’15 Christopher M. Stowell ’14 Andrew Sullivan ’13 Andrew John Sullivan ’14 Kristen M. Vaslet ’06 Dawei Wang ’15 Alex Winkelmann ’13


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Robert H. Gross 1941

Marshall W. Elman 1942

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/ / / / / / / /RAMS / / / / / / / SOCIETY / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /Farnham / / / / / / /A./ Langell ////////////////// Simon E. Abrahms ’09 Eric Lee Peter F. Baronas ’14 1945 Michaela M. Callahan ’09 Hersey D. Taylor Joselyn T. Cegelka Fuller ’14 Alexander Contis ’07 1946 Leah M. Corson ’15 Roderick H. Brown † Amanda L. Downs ’15 John E. Ewart * Evan N. Downs ’12 Stuart S. Grossman † Stephanie Downs Corts ’09 Tilton’s Recurring Gift program. Many donors find that Nicholas S. Derocher ’14 1947 they can Sarah A. Erban ’15 increase their support for the Tilton Annual Fund Robert G. Black * by giving Alex Ferraro ’06 less, more often. Monthly gifts are also “greener,” cutting down on paper and emissions Charles Goldstein ’09 1 9 4 8produced by mailings, Andrew T. Herrmann and preserve’15financial resourcesDavid that can be used in so many S. Conant Eric D. Hollingsworth Francis N. Gros Louis * other ways! ’09 * Scott M. Hollingsworth ’06 † Richard F. Williams Seong Hyun Hong ’13 1949 AS AN EXAMPLE: Kyle D. Larson ’12 Peter A. Dunn †† Emery M. Lawrence ’13 Monthly Yearly Charles A. Katsenes Gustavo A. Lopes ’11 Contribution Amount Irving L. Morris, Jr. Daniel K. Malone ’13 Christian AnnMarie Manganiello ’15 $41.66 $500A. Nast, Jr. GinaBeth Manganiello ’15 Estate of H. Arthur Sweatt ’49 ^ $20.83 $250H. Trudel, Jr. * Quinn C. McCusker ’11 Theodore Lesia Monahan ’13 George W. Wermers † $8.34 $100 Lindsay E. O’Connell ’14 1950 Yierfan Paerhati ’14 $4.16 $50 Frederick W. Bemberg † Jennifer G. Persio ’09 William A. Colella † Ethan M. Pope ’15 Robert A. Goodell † Rebecca Ryan ’13 To make a Recurring Gift: James H. Horsfall * Adam L. Salach ’14 monthly or *checking/ Lawrencecard, E. Hyde ElizabethFor A. Sawicki ’13gifts made via credit/debit savings account, visit our secure giving page and Frank J. Luciano, Jr. †† select Kelly Shen ’13 Howard A. Raphaelson † “Give Recurring Gift.” Spencer M. Smith ’10

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TILTON ANNUAL FUND SCHOLARS PROGRAM In 2015, Tilton School instituted the Tilton Annual Fund Scholars Program—a program that has already had an immediate and profound impact on the lives of several deserving students. Under this program, a gift of $25,000 provides one year of support to a deserving student who requires financial assistance in order to attend Tilton. In June of 2015, in honor of its 50th reunion and in memory of those classmates who have passed away, the Class of 1965 raised more than $25,000 in support of the first Tilton Annual Fund Scholar, then-senior Dikran Arshagouni. Dikran proudly accepted his Tilton School diploma in May 2016 and is now studying at McGill University.

“THE ANNUAL FUND SCHOLARSHIP WAS OBVIOUSLY VERY IMPORTANT TO ME SINCE MY TILTON EXPERIENCE WOULDN’T HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE WITHOUT IT.” Dikran continued, “For the donors, it really is a leap of faith to support a student they don’t know, but I can tell you with pride and gratitude that your donations helped me shape who I am today and gave me the opportunity to develop strong relationships with incredible teammates, friends, teachers, and mentors that will live way past my time on the Hill.”


Through the generosity of four additional donors, four more students have been selected as Tilton Annual Fund Scholars for 2016-2017. //////////////////////////////////////////////////

John E. Adams * Donald G. Armbrust * Erwin R. Brilliant * George G. Conn Donald M. Dickson † John D. Gignac, Sr. † David W. Halvorsen †† Carl M. Harris † Robert W. Hicks †† Herbert B. Mershon † Donald E. Oglesby ^ Francisco D. Pedraza * Reginald H. Ridgely III * James E. Shepard 1952

Angelo R. Arata * Sheldon A. Bass †† Alfred E. Boren Stephen Camann †† Philip H. Claxton, Jr. † Thomas W. Donaldson Peter G. Gaulton † Thomas W. Leidner † Raymond J. Mansolillo * Frederick A. Mullins, Jr.†† Joseph F. Wise † Richard D. Zallen 1953

Anders J. Doore † Ralph L. Fearon * William B. Levin † Richard W. Miller † Allison H. Roulston † William S. Shepard Charles L. Sykes * Robert B. Wood * 1954

Richard D. Aronson Charles A. Greene III † Robert L. Kushner † Alfred S. Puccetti † Robert R. Roguski † George H. Saalfrank † M. Emmet Walsh † 1955

Gilbert S. Bass * Anthony C. Chigounis 1956

Earl K. Anderson †† David L. Carlson Raymond T. Mancini † Richard G. McAnern William G. Morgan * Erick H. Sturcke † Paul H. Way * 1957

John A. Clinton Alexander M. Goren † Grant D. Hobson †† Vernon S. McFarland, Jr. Richard G. Sokolove 1958

Peter G. Appelbaum † Thomas E. Callahan † Robert M. Finch † Arthur G. Gaetjens † Craig J. Hill Peter F. Hoffman ††

David L. Limric Charles S. Moore * 1959

Toby M. Kravet †† Daniel F. Sullivan ^ Bob West † 1960

Stuart L. Arey, Jr. † Jon E. Christensen † Thomas L. Demakes * Richard W. Garlick Robert E. Gibson Thomas L. Greene Robert L. LeClerc Joseph Peterseil Richard H. Vail 1961

Joseph B. Burger * Merle F. Drown, Jr. † Clifford D. Dufton † Bradford W. Gile † Richard C. Harris Richard M. Kanter * Konrad Kerr † David H. Reiley †† Frank P. Sroka, Jr. * Stephan D. Weiss Arthur F. Wilband III * James S. Wright 1962

Raymond A. Duffill, Jr.†† Bruce C. Gibson †† John M. Joncas Thomas J. Keller * David R. LaRoche Douglas G. Martin Charles F. Proctor 1963

Richard A. Barry †† Frederick S. Goodrich Stanley Kessel †† Richard D. Urell † Eric M. Zafran 1964

Cameron P. Boyd * Bruce N. Goodman † Lee R. Himelfarb David L. Hutchinson † Carl D. Larson † Terry E. MacLaughlin † John M. Morton † Gerald A. Thorpe † William W. Winkler, Jr. † 1965

Stephen M. Anderson †† Basil C. Chigas Richard L. Connor Louis P. Dubowicz Harry S. Furman Barry N. Gorevitz * Paul H. Lawrence Lawrence B. Lipton † Charles C. Patten † Roger A. Payer Michael C. Sayles Thomas G. Snow † William M. Sweet †† Richard G. Traister Allan F. Whitty † John E. Wilson Robert Zielinski ††


Harold Bailey, Jr. Jeffrey O. Brewer James A. Clancy † Dane G. Gleason David A. Harvey Bronson K. Hawley Burtis S. Horner II Peter R. James Gary M. Karelis Gregory L. MacGilpin, Sr. Charles E. O’Neill † Lawrence Putterman † Stanley B. Rosenfield †† Paul A. Sanborn Roger L. Sonstroem * M. Shepard Spear Richard A. Stewart † Jonathan V. Taylor * 1967

Kendall P. Didsbury * John E. Duggan †† Wayne D. Epstein †† David B. Fletcher Laurence B. Hodson Francis P. Kennedy Clifford L. Libby Douglas A. McCown Burton H. Reynolds Robert F. Rollins Richard E. Smith Lawrence R. Soforenko †† Anthony A. Tambone 1968

W. Marshall Davis, Jr. William D. Dudley Mark D. Grossman * Michael M. Hastings Carl L. LaRoche †† Jan M. Levinson Joseph T. McNulty † Peter H. Mohle † Carl Anthony Young 1969

Gregory W. Brown Michael M. Doane † Richard M. Freedberg † John R. Garrison Joseph C. Hedgpeth II †† Jeffrey S. Hoffman * Douglas H. Lewis II † Mark S. Rudd * 1970

Richard C. Armstrong Brett T. Bayley David A. Berthold, Sr. Henry R. Butler † Rick Clark J. Terrill Judd † Gil I. Latz Paul V. Sorrentino † Cooper B. Stuart 1971

David A. Briggs † Charles V. Clement III † Francis F. Gatchell Frederic C. Hirsch ^ †† Roy E. Littlefield III †† J. Thomas Wilcox, Jr. * 1972

Edward F. Bridgman, Jr. * Douglas D. Brown †

J. Christopher Burch * Paul N. Herrmann †† Christopher J. Jennings Elizabeth Jestude †† Craig S. Nichols † Timothy R. Purdy † Constantine P. Sarantos † Kim E. Winchell * 1973

John W. Barker Robert M. Graham † Jeffrey M. Gray † Peter E. Hirsch * 1 9 74

James G. Howe Frank J. Luciano III † George V. Wattendorf † 1975

William T. Beaton Wade S. Keats * Donald R. Miller † Jeffrey D. Sheehy 1976

Larry D. Bartell † Robert E. Bosselait †† Alfred E. Luciano Matthew J. McDonnell Thomas C. Short C. Whiting Symmes II 1977

Robert C. Guinto, Jr. Patricia Black Kelly Frank E. Viano II 1978

Helen Chisholm Mark P. Hodgdon Margaret L. Luciano Peter R. Vander Velde † 1979

Richard A. Grellier † 1980

Marie Carpenter Piper Jamie A. Rome † Malcolm M. Scott 1981

Jill Anne Thwaits Anderson Dale Johnson Cunningham * Andrew C. Foss † Michael A. Mayo * Brian T. McNeil Donald C. Rasweiler Alfred J. Rockwell †† 1982

Warren O. Holcomb † Barry J. Steinberg * Shawn J. Sullivan † 1983

Steven M. Chamberlin Alston S. Curtis Sarah Foster John F. Klein, Jr. Melanie I. Marken † John K. Pandiscio Craig A. Payne * Robert M. Segal Christopher G. Woodhouse 1984

Quentin P. Cote John S. Kingston

David M. Mace, Jr.* David P. Silverman Elizabeth Comerford Worcester 1985

Ellen Baker Alden Christopher A. Guella Lisa Aranosian Hansen Eric K. Johnston Patrick J. McClusky Rishlene Mooney Tanner † 1986

Michael E. Black Gary J. Chapdelaine Stephan Condodemetraky Keith E. Jordan Linda Gross Schutzman † Alan R. Segal Jeffrey D. Traiger W. Sterling Youngman 1987

Sarah S. Bird † Alyssa Goodman Brook † Wendy Claridge Devoy Douglas J. Kreis Signe Furlong Kurian Garrett R. Love Jeremiah T. McNamara * Peter D. Quackenbos Jeff Wasserloos 1988

Pierce M. Archer Marta Luciano Caldwell †† Elizabeth A. Giffin Joffrey A. Roy † Alexander E. Storch * Andrea Ban Tecce † Joseph J. Tecce II † 1989

Lori Fireman Baldwin Craig S. Cogan James P. Crosby Stephanie Forrest Kube Bryan S. Monks Robert M. Patten Kathleen Ruffle 1990

Melissa Thompson Currier John A. Discepolo Christopher J. Gaudette Matthew D. Lawrence Matthew P. Masiello Andrew S. Petersen * Bradley H. Thompson † 1991

Markos Condodemetraky Joshua P. Hall Jonathan E. Howe T. Will Pew III 1992

Benjamin G. Bickford Amy Packard Bottomley † Lauren Sacco Corcoran Christopher L. Fullerton Todd M. Lachiatto Shannon Loring Mott † 1993

Justin S. Belair Laird E. Dornin

Meghan Quinn Dorr † Benjamin B. Howe † Amanda L. Shannon Jonathan H. Smith * Heather Walker White * 1994

Kara Possee Belair John P. Christiansen Christopher C. Hamblet * Chapel M. Love Ryan T. Southworth 1995

Nicholas F. Dambrie Rebecca Q. Dornin Patrick E. McTigue Elizabeth Hughes Ray 1996

Sarah Barrett Hoenle * Aubrey A. Love Sarah Whiles McPeak 1997

Lowell S. Freedman * Anthony S. Hillman † Kathryn McLetchie-Sheldon Raquel Nova Fischer Eric P. O’Neil * 1998

Noah Barrett † Jarrad M. Gunther * Craig T. Jordan Andrew F. McDonnell Julie Foley Philbin Joshua D. Poupore † 1999

Garrett S. Bain Sarah Benton Feitlinger Sarah Brown Hunt Timothy L. Morse Abigail Howe Waterstreet † 2000

Luis H. Daley R. Thomas Finn III † W. Hunt Pile 2001

Christopher A. Condon 2002

Stephen F. Barsanti Anna Scheible Cahill * Fernando Fernandez, Jr. Patrick W. McNulty, Jr. Michael J. Nestor 2003

Jeffrey O. Avanzino Alexander A. Cary † Nicholas S. Chrissis Kiirsten Finn Murphy † Katie Seifert Haylon * Michael T. McCarthy Cole S. Rubin † Steven J. Simone * 2004

Brooks McQuade, Jr. * 2005

Benjamin H. Chen Michael R. DeNutte // 77

Lauren A. Finn † Thomas V. Neill 2006

Abigail Seifert Cooke * Alex Ferraro Scott M. Hollingsworth † Kristen M. Vaslet 2007

Alexander Contis 2008

Sofia E. Spanos * 2009

Simon E. Abrahms Michaela M. Callahan Stephanie Downs Corts Charles Goldstein Eric D. Hollingsworth * Jennifer G. Persio 2010

Spencer M. Smith 2011

Gustavo A. Lopes Quinn C. McCusker Carey J. Spanos 2012

Evan N. Downs Kyle D. Larson 2013

Seong Hyun Hong Emery M. Lawrence Daniel K. Malone Lesia Monahan Rebecca Ryan Elizabeth A. Sawicki Kelly Shen Andrew Sullivan Alex Winkelmann 2014

Peter F. Baronas Joselyn T. Cegelka Fuller Nicholas S. Derocher Lindsay E. O’Connell Yierfan Paerhati Adam L. Salach Christopher M. Stowell Andrew Sullivan 2015

Leah M. Corson Amanda L. Downs Sarah A. Erban Andrew T. Herrmann AnnMarie Manganiello GinaBeth Manganiello Ethan M. Pope Cathleen F. Stanley Dawei Wang 2016

Gabriel F. Altieri Dikran Arshagouni Daniel P. Beaton Sophia A. Blanchard 78 \\

Stasia C. Bogacz Matthew J. Cappucci W. Huston Chabot Matthew S. Chartier Peemmawit Chimmee Daniel DeFrank Kenneth S. Dini Edward H. Dixon, Jr. Anthony Dom Nolan H. Dwyer Phillip A. Edwards Margot L. Formisano Zachary W. Frament Ryan A. Freker Brianna E. Gallagher Matthew L. Garrell Alexander S. Gerasimenko Alec S. Gucciardi Qingyuan Guo Jason P. Haley Jordan A. Halloran Adam T. Hanlon Brett M. Hanson Charlotte A. Havens Mikael Hébert Ryan M. Hitt Meng Hu Gabrielle O. S. Hunter Jingue Jung Min Ku Kang Hunter C. Kaplan Jordan Karenzi Kyoko Kinoshita Cem C. Koyuncu Hyoung Jin Kwon Elijah D. LaRoche Jiwoo Lee Xiaoyang X. Li Jacob N. Long Mark R. Magoon, Jr. Robert Maracayo Robert E. Martin, Jr. Hoyt C. McCuin Ronald A. McGaw Ryan Meade Lindsey N. Morrissette Hamba A. Mwangu Sophia H. Neubauer Riley A. Norton Shea M. Nugent Giulia C. Orlando Sarju D. Patel Paige F. Patterson Shawn P. Peckham Guillaume Poisson Ruiyu Qi Yiheng Qi Ye Katty Qian Justin K. Robertson Caitlin B. Rotonnelli Benjamin P. Ryan Conor P. Ryle Jane A. Salach Megan E. Sargent Tatum D. Schlossberg Andrew W. Sharkey Ryan Smith Jung Hwan Son Yuanyuan Sun Jonathan Trinh Nicholas Waring Philip C. Werner Emmarose M. Winder Alexander J. Winokur

Kyle Wright Feng Xiong Byung Joon Yoon Masey C. Zegarowski Junhao Zhong Yuchen Alice Zhou


Marialena & Kirk Akdag P’16 Jane & Andy Albright P’17 Judith A. Alden P’02 * Elizabeth & Harris Appelman P’09 † Pari Arshagouni & Manon Ferguson P’16 Bruce Backman P’18 Tracey Backman P’18 Janice & Michael E. Baker P’83, ’85, ’87 † Frances Barbaro P’16 Sharon B. Barnes P’01 † Paula & Anthony Baronas G’14, ’17 * Vickie & Lee Baronas P’14, ’17 * Hatsue & John C. Barrett P’96, ’98 † Dixie & Denny Bartell P’76 * Kelly & William T. Beaton ’75, P’09, ’16 Kathy & Philip R. Beattie P’13 * Amy & James D. Bennett P’09 Nancy & David A. Berthold ’70, P’98 Theresa & Eric Bertz P’13 Jean Bergeron P’93 & Donald Alati †† Robert G. Black ’47, P’77 * Geoffrey Blum ’09 † Christine & Mark Bogacz P’16, ’17 Jackie & Philip P. Bonafide P’96,’98 Kenneth G. Bonenfant P’95 † Deborah Boniske P’16 Kathleen & Jeff Boucher P’11, ’14 * Jennifer Nash-Boucher & Matthew Boucher P’19 Edward F. ’72 & Bridget Bridgman P’08 * Sandra & Glenn Bromagen P’02 † Kathleen Dunn & Christine Burgess P’17, ’18 Lee H. Burgess P’99 † Leslie & Charles Buteau P’15 Cecilia & Michael Butler P’11 * Maryann & Joseph Callahan P’17 Stephen Camann ’52, P’75 †† Karen & Frederick Cappucci P’16 Donald Chabot & Wendy Wise P’16 Nicole & Marc Chandonnet P’18 Rose Marie & Robert Chandonnet G’18 Jennifer & Christopher Choroszy P’14 * Marcia & Todd Clark P’18 Clayton D. Clatur P’93 † Beverly & James R. Clements P’01, ’03 † Clementina & Robert Clifford P’85, ’87 Doris & Gerald Cogan P’89 Katie & George Coleman P’07 Charles P. Collings P’04 † Susan & George Condodemetraky P’86, ’89, ’91, G’17 Andrea & Mark Condodemetraky ’91, P’17 Louise & William Connolly P’18 Kristen & Claude Cormier P’19 Ronald J. Costigan P’94 Peter Cowie P’07 James & Martha Crowley P’03 Beth & Douglas Cullington P’17 Patricia & Brian Cummings P’19 Dale Johnson Cunningham ’81, P’11 * Charles Curtis, Sr. P’79, ’83 †

Laura Cutler G’05 * Stacey & David W. Darlington P’90, ’95 Diane & Christopher DeFrank P’16 Beth & Sean Dempsey P’12 * Elaine M. & Thomas J. DeRigo, Jr. P’13 † Wendy Claridge Devoy ’87 & David Devoy P’19 Kendall P. Didsbury ’67, P’96 * Lisa & Jay Dinowitz P’17 Van Dittmer P’00 † Anne & Ed Dixon P’16 Patrick Dom P’16 Nancy & Charles Dominick P’93 * Catherine & Chris Dornin P’93, ’95, ’98 Xinxin Zhang & Jianwen Dou P’17 Michelle & Adam Downs P’09, ’12, ’15, ’17 * Anne & George Draper P’17 Shuxian Wu & Weiguo Du P’18 Beth & Mark Duclos P’17 Dwyer Family P’16 Joyce & Fred Elliott G’18 Ellen H. & R. Thomas Finn, Jr. P’00, ’03, ’05 †† Cheryl & Francis Flaherty P’12 * Susan Otis & Richard Foote P’12 * Mary Louise & Edward Formisano P’16 Robin & William R. Frament P’16 Jo Elliott & Scott C. Frederick P’18 Laureen & Paul Gallagher P’16 Yu Zeng & Bujun Gao P’19 Carolyn & Dennis Gaudet P’07, ’13, ’15 * Elizabeth & Peter G. Gaulton ’52, P’79 † Justine & Alfred J. Gengras P’81, ’82, ’87 * Roxana Gomoi & Liviu Ghimpeteanu P’17 Margaret & Robert Gibbons P’13 Adelaide Gifford P’05 Susan & Robert Goldstein P’09 * Bruce N. ’64 & Susan Goodman P’87 † Pauline H. Gorman Lyng P’79 * Pamela Puleo & Raymond A. Goulet P’18 Jo-Anne & Peter Graham P’84, ’85 Margriet Groffen P’00 Julie & Dan Guarente P’18 Mary Ann Guay P’95 † Laura & Scott Gucciardi P’16 Wen Wang & Jun Guo P’16 Anne & Joseph Guyotte P’17 Sandra & Jeffrey Haas P’96 Kirsten & Tim Haley P’16 Jennifer & John Hallal P’18 Catherine & Robert Halloran P’16 Jeanna C. Hamblet P’94 Edward Hanlon P’16 Cynthia & David Hanson, Jr. P’16 Caiyu Tian & Haibiao Hao P’18 Robert L. Harrow P’78 †† Louise & David Havens P’16 Rachel & John Hayes P’17 Patricia & Robert Hess P’17, ’20 Sharon & James Hibbert P’05 Jennifer & Matthew Hitt P’16 Mark ’78 & Linda Hodgdon P’13 Jeanne & Laurence Hodson ’67, P’02 Phyllis & Peter Hofman P’96 † John A. Hollingsworth G’06, ’09 * Sandra & Ken Hollingsworth P’06, ’09 †† Donna & Andrew Hosmer P’19 Naoko & Masahiko Hotta P’17 Meg & Paul S. Hovsepian P’13 Anne & Richard Howe P’91, ’93, ’99, ’03 ††

Jinfeng Ou & Ninging Huang P’19 Rene & David Hughes P’18 Patricia & Oliver Hunter P’16 Martha & Richard Hyslip P’09 Steffanie & Keith Jacques II P’17, ’20 * Pauline Jakobsberg G’17 Wendy & James Jones P’05, ’08 † Joy L. & James Jones P’98, ’01 † Stacey & Stephen M. Jones P’17 Woon Hwa Jung P’16 Sung Il Kang &. Soon Ja Lee P’16 Linda & Gary M. Karelis ’66, P’07 Alyssa LeBel & Edward Kaye P’12 Christine & Wade S. Keats ’75, P’04 * Barbara & John Klein P’83 Ellen & John W. Konvalinka P’83 † Jung Sun Kim & ByoungSeo Kwon P’15 Fengmei Chen & Juhong Lai P’18 Ruth G. Lamere P’86 Candace & Michael Landroche P’02 † Estate of Lillias Bridgman Lane P’72, G’08 † ^ Kari & Michael S. LeBaron P’18 Roseanne & Tanner Leto P’01 Jennifer & Douglas H. Lewis ’69 P’02 † Wei Fu & Ying Li P’19 Meiqun Lu & Jianhong Lin P’19 Sean Lorden P’15 Christine R. Louis P’19 Diana Louis G’19 Kathleen Morse & Richard Louis G’19 Duane & Carol Lowenstein P’18 Al Luciano ’76, P’12 Marjorie H. & Frank J. Luciano, Jr. ’50, P’74, ’76, ’78, ’83, ’88, G’12 †† Virginia M. Lucil P’89 † Betty S. Lykins P’08 Patricia & Denis Lynch P’02 † Jinghua Yu & Jun Ma P’19 Jane & Thomas Madden P’19 Veronica & John Malmberg P’88 Gail & Kenneth R. Malone P’13 * Jane & Dennis Manning P’19 Xinli Shen & Huanjun Mao P’17 Demosthenes A. Marken P’83 * Deborah & Leif Martinson P’17 Kathy & James Masiello P’90, ’11, ’12 John McCarvill & Michelle Jackson P’19 Jennifer & Chris McCuin P’16, ’18 April & David McElhinny P’13 * Stephanie & Ray McGaw P’16 Marilyn & Thomas McLaughlin P’94 Joan M. McMahon G’15 * Lynne Jameson-Meehan & Rich Meehan P’09 Pat & Graham Miller G’16 Patrick B. Miller & Pamela J. Andruszkiewicz P’17 Megan & Greg Moffroid P’18 Lydia Pastuszek & Brian Monahan P’13 * Julie & Dennis G. Morin P’17 The Morretti Family P’15, ’17 John M. ’64 & Kay Morton P’05 † Mary Frances & David Nagel P’10 † Constance & Christian A. Nast, Jr. ’49, P’79 Shelley & Shawn Nichols P’15, ’17 * Lisa & Alan Norton P’16 Sharon & Glenn Notice P’14, ’15 Carol O’Connell G’18 Estate of Donald E. Oglesby ’51, P’79 ^ Nunzio Orlando P’15, ’16, ’17 Lawrence A. O’Rourke P’86 †

Nishaben & Dharmendra Patel P’16 Suzanne & Charles C. Patten ’65, P’89 † Barbara Patterson P’03 * Deborah Pava-Bailey P’10 ’17 Linda & Darryl A. Payne P’83, ’87 * Lauren & John Peckham P’16 Sue & Joe Persio P’09 * Michele & Eric Pilcher P’18 Susan & Wilson Pile P’00 Stephanie & Karel H. Pluhar P’10, ’12, ’14 * Patricia P’87 & William Pond † Tanya & Dave Pope P’15, ’17 Linda & Scott Prescott P’18 Margaret & Jonathan Rand P’02, ’05 † Jean & Richard Raymer P’90 Stacey & Darren Redman P’17 Elizabeth M. Rice P’91 †† Lea & William L. Richardson P’01 * Paula & S. Robert Rimer P’01 * Mary Jo & Stephen Robichaud P’03, ’06 † Lisbeth & Alan Rosenfeld P’00, ’03 Jane & Alan Rosengard P’17 Terry & Vanna Ruggles G’18, ’20 Scott E. Ruggles P’18, ’20 Mary Louisa & Henry Rutledge P’97, ’99 * Cathy & Daniel B. Ryan P’16 Patricia & David Ryan P’17 Dori & Greg Ryken P’00 Simone & Philip Ryle P’16 Shirley & Andrew Salach P’14, ’16 Deborah & Joseph Saliba G’17, ’19, ’19 Rachel & Peter Saliba P’17, ’19, ’19 Matthew & Katherine Saunders P’17 Janine M. Schifino P’01 Jolie & Jason Schlossberg P’16 Debby Schwaber P’03 Darlene & Ralph Sellars, Jr. G’14, ’17 * Mary & William Sharkey P’16 Lisa & Peter Shaughnessy P’02 * Zhizhang Shen & Shaophen Xie P’17 Martha Brock & Eric Smith P’05 * Elaine & Fred W. Smith P’93 Stephanie & George Smith P’93, G’16 Diane & Steven Smith P’16 Sharon & Peter Spanos P’08, ’11 † Patricia & Ronald Spaulding P’13 Carrie & Robert Stanley P’15 Carolyn & A. James Stanne, Jr. P’99 Richard A. ’66 & Judy Stewart P’00, ’02, ’04 Brenda & Carl W. Stinson P’82 * Daniel F. ’59 ^ & Judith Sullivan, P’92 Fengmei Men & Baohong Sun P’19 Jannine & George Sutcliffe P’92, ’96 † Diane & Frank Swanson P’12, ’17 Ellen & Michael Terry P’15 Michael Thomas P’19 David Thompson & Paige Youschak P’19 Patricia & Peter Thompson P’90 Jiane Kang & Xiaoming Tian P’19 Kathy & Richard Traister ’65, P’01 Judy Chen & Minh Trinh P’16 Müjdat & Esin Turken P’19 Paula & Lawrence Uertz P’89 † Wallace Vander Velde P’78 Robert Van Reypen P’71 †† Amy Vogt P’17 * Kathleen B. Walgreen G’14 Hui Zhang & Shijun Wang P’19 Jane & David S. Watson P’90 John Weston P’02 * Karen & Thomas M. White P’05, ’08, ’10 †


(GRADUATES OF THE LAST DECADE) Graduates Of the Last Decade (GOLD) create a strong future for Tilton School by giving back through the Tilton Annual Fund. Some GOLD members help even further by serving as Class Ambassadors. For the year ending June 30, 2016, our youngest alumni—the Class of 2015—had the highest participation rate out of all the current GOLD classes! The Class of 2014 and the Class of 2013 came in second and third, respectively. A special shout out to the Class of 2015 Class Ambassadors Leah Corson, Tyler Hatch, AnnMarie Manganiello and Ethan Pope who helped rally their classmates by encouraging participation at any level.


Thank you to all our GOLD alumni for giving back today for a stronger Tilton tomorrow. Go GOLD! //////////////////////////////////////////////////

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Richard F. Williams ’48, P’76, G’10, ’12 Catherine & Kenneth Wills P’17, ’19 Judith & David Wilson P’01 † Karen & Tom Winkelmann, Jr. P’13, ’18 * Danny Wong & Winnie Wu P’17 Paula & Sylvester Wrenn P’09 Sang Seok Yoon & Jung Hee Choi P’16 Ying Sun & Zhonghua Yu P’17 Yan Xie & Yuping Yuan P’19 Patricia & Nicholas Zaharias P’07 † Zach Zegarowski & Amanda Carter-Zegarowski P’16, ’18, ’18 Hua Zhou & Chaoyong Zhang P’17 You Chen & Zhikai Zhao P’17 Daixia Zou & Wenquan Zhong P’19 Yongmei Jiang & Caiqing Zhou P’18 Lan Yu & Yufeng Zhu P’18


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Eric P. O’Neil ’97 * Marcus O’Neil * Jackie O’Rourke Lisa J. Partridge * Jennifer G. Persio ’09 Ethan Pfenninger Elizabeth Preysner Jonathan Rand P’02, ’05 † Margaret Rand P’02, ’05 † Darren Redman P’17 Mary Jo Robichaud P’03, ’06 † Scott E. Ruggles P’18, ’20 Peter Saliba P’17, ’19, ’19 Rachel Saliba P’17, ’19, ’19 Luke Santoro Katherine Saunders P’17 Elizabeth A. Sheehan † Rebekah Skoog Spencer M. Smith ’10 Eric Soper * Remy Steevensz * Judy Stewart P’00, ’02, ’04 † Benjamin Tefft Ryan Tolfree Sharon Trudel Amy Vogt P’17 * Layne Whitley * Kylee Yam Aimee Young Wenqing Zhang

Stephen D. Barrett * Carl Blais * Geoffrey Blum P’09 † Ellen Boucher Jeff Boucher P’11, ’14 * Tara Brisson * Brian Broom-Peltz Julie Caldwell † Charles Carter * Dan Casella Judy Chen P’16 Tyson Conrad * HONOR AND Brenda Cote * MEMORIAL GIFTS Elaine M. DeRigo P’13 † IN HONOR OF Thomas J. DeRigo, Jr. P’13 † Dikran Arshagouni ’16 Pamela deVeaux Pari Arshagouni & Manon Sean Doherty Ferguson P’16 Lauren Doucette Deanna B. Duplak Sarah S. Bird ’87 and Robert J. S. John Elfring * Roriston P’13 † Sara Feldman Patricia P’87 & William Pond † Daniel Garvey * Christopher P. Bonafide ’96 Vinny Giambrocco Gifts to the Tilton Annual Fund allow Jackie & Philip P. Bonafi de P’96,’98 Todd Gilbert Stephen Gilpatrick *us to continue our ongoing mission to Michael P. Bonafide ’98 Devin Gmyrek Jackie & Philip P. Bonafide P’96,’98 Allison Goddard * not just educate, but to ignite a lasting Dustin Good Tucker B. Buteau ’15 the power of Douglas Goodale passion for discovering Leslie & Charles Buteau P’16 Andrea M.Gosselin * one’s potential. Thomas A. ’42 ^ and Sylvia Coppens David Gould † Laura Coppens Phyllis Gould † Rosann Gregory * Leah Corson ’15 Jason Harrington Joan M. McMahon G’15 * Shelly Harrington 603.286.1749 or Frederick Heath † To support Tilton School Farrellcall M. Crowley ’03 Christine Heise * mail your gift to 30 School Street, Tilton NH 03276. James & Martha Crowley P’03 Ken Hollingsworth P’06, ’09 ††your secure gift online by visiting: Or, make Ryan R. Dempsey ’12 Richard Honer P’20 † Beth & Sean Dempsey P’12 * Keith Jacques II P’17, ’20 * www.tiltonschool.org/giveonline Joy Jones P’98, ’01 † Margorie E. Doane P’66, ’69 † Angela Juurlink * Margaret & Eric Doane Angela Keef P’20 Caitlin Kosow Jessica Haas Edgell ’96 Candace Landroche P’02 † Sandra & Jeffrey Haas P’96 Michael Landroche P’02 † Christine R. Louis P’19 Margot L. Formisano ’16 Patricia Lynch P’02 † Mary Louise & Edward Timothy Maki * Formisano P’16 Tyler McDougold Jane McNulty Charles H. Gorman ’79 Brooks McQuade, Jr. ’04 * Pauline H. Gorman Lyng P’79 * Anthony Monticello * Grayson J. Goulet ’18 Amy Morse Pamela Puleo & Raymond A. Michele Musto Pascale Musto Goulet P’18

IGNITE A PASSION for Lifelong Learning

Charlotte A. Havens ’16 Louise & David Havens P’16

John E. Bolan ’35 Jean C. Bolan

Kenneth Hollingsworth Timothy J. Connelly MaryEllen Kennedy, M.D. & Barry Gleason, M.D. Joseph K. Juster Kyle D. Larson ’13 Mark Lemos Karin & Gregory McAleenan Paula & S. Robert Rimer P’01 * Patrick Rondeau

Christine W. Bolan Jean C. Bolan

John F. Klein, Jr. ’83 Barbara & John Klein P’83

Michael Sean Cunningham ’81 Dale Johnson Cunningham ’81, P’11 *

Michael B. Landroche P’02 Andrew McDonnell ’98

Alpha Royal Curl Nelda & James M. Pressly *

Daniel K. Malone ’13 Gail & Kenneth R. Malone P’13 *

Albert R. Davis ’48 Constance Davis *

Ian W. Miller ’16 Pat & Graham Miller G’16

Dr. David G. Doane ’39, P’66, ’69 Nora & Michael M. Doane ’69 † Margaret & Eric Doane Leslie E. Doane †

Jamie A. Rome ’80 Marie Lunt Scott E. Ruggles P’18, ’20 Mary-Ellen & Timothy Healy Richard P. Ryerson William D. Dudley ’68 Sarah E. Schartner ’19 Kathleen Morse & Richard Louis G’19 Elizabeth A. Sheehan Thomas E. Callahan ’58 † Kendall P. Didsbury ’67, P’96 * George D. Sutcliffe, Jr., P’92, ’96 Kendall P. Didsbury ’67, P’96 * C. Heath Watson ’90 Jane & David S. Watson P’90 Laurie Costigan Watts ’94 Ronald J. Costigan P ’94 Chuxiong Zhou ’18 Yongmei Jiang & Caiqing Zhou P’18 IN MEMORY OF

James E. Adams John E. Adams ’51 * Betty Adams John E. Adams ’51 * Will Seaborough Quentin P. Cote ’84 Roger Cummings Patricia & Brian Cummings P’19 Alex Evans ’03 Michael R. DeNutte ’05 Helen Hunter Robert A. Hunter ’42 †† Sophie A. Marken Demosthenes A. Marken P’83 * Bruce A. Bairstow P’72 Elizabeth Jestude ’72 †† William Phelps Baker ’69 Michael M. Hastings ’68

Wilfred R. Chassey Ryan Southworth ’94 Benson T. Chertok, PhD. ’53 Charles L. Sykes ’53 * Merial E. Stevens Clements ’21 Nelda & James M. Pressly *

Stephen H. Doane ’66 Margaret & Eric Doane Leslie E. Doane † Nora & Michael M. Doane ’69 † Richard V. Fabian, Jr. P’91, ’93 Elizabeth A. & Kevin W. Sheehan † Laird E. Dornin ’93 Rebecca Q. Dornin ’95 Ernest M. Fell, Jr. ’51 Elizabeth H. Fell-DeWalt John R. Furman P’61, ’65, G ’84 ^ Nancy & Edward Bohac Mary Hale Furman P’61, ’65, G ’84 ^ Nancy & Edward Bohac Robert N. Garlick ’60 Richard W. Garlick ’60 Philip M. Hamblet ’65 Mary & Stephen M. Anderson ’65 †† Larry D. Bartell ’76 † Annie Baskin Sarah S. Bird ’87 & Robert J. S. Roriston P’13 † Theresa & Eric Bertz P’13 The Bridgman Family: Ted ’72, Bridget & Teddy ’08 * Thomas E. Callahan ’58 † Stephen Camann ’52, P’75 †† Cynthia & Jeffrey Clarke Beverly & James R. Clements P’01, ’03 † Timothy K. Cloudman & Lori Garon P’95 † Deborah, Meredith & Richard Connor ’65 Kendall P. Didsbury ’67, P’96 * John D. Duffy & Cribstone Capital Management Gayle M. & John O. Duplissie Hon. Thomas R. Eaton Electrical Contractors Business Assoc. Ellen H. & R. Thomas Finn, Jr. P’00, ’03, ’05 †† Robert M. Graham ’73 † Green Mountain Corporation Christopher C. Hamblet ’94 Jeanna C. Hamblet P’94

Betty & Frederick Heath † Sandra & Ken Hollingsworth P’06, ’09 †† Joan & Amory Houghton III J. Terrill Judd ’70 † Paul H. Lawrence ’65 Frank H. Lemay & Milestone Engineering & Construction, Inc. Melanie I. Marken ’83 † Mark A. McAuliffe † April & David McElhinny P’13 * John M. ’64 & Kay Morton P’05 † Constance & Christian A. Nast, Jr. ’49, P’79 Baker, Newman & Noyes Suzanne & Charles C. Patten ’65, P’89 † Shari L. Robinson & Clarke Smith Jamie A. Rome ’80 & Dr. Leila Mankarious Rome † Tracy A. & Mark S. Rudd ’69 * Damian Ruof Rachel & Peter Saliba P’17, ’19, ’19 Michael C. Sayles ’65 Holly & John Shaughnessy † Elizabeth A. & Kevin W. Sheehan † Sharon & Peter Spanos P’08, ’11 † Dawn & Michael Stillings Stromgren Plumbing & Heating Co., Inc. William M. Sweet ’65 †† Elizabeth Truman Jennie L. Norman & William Walker Kirk G. Wheale * Caitlin Hamblet Whitehead J. Thomas Wilcox, Jr. ’71 * Jill & Robert O. Wilson H’16 †† John R. Hatch ’53 Allison H. Roulston ’53 †

Robert B. Selvin Frank P. Sroka, Jr. ’61 * Scott R. Selvin Frank P. Sroka, Jr. ’61 * Walter R. Shepard ’49 James E. Shepard ’51 † Edward J. Smith, Jr. ’74 Mary & William Sharkey P’16 Patricia A. Wells Janice & Michael E. Baker P’83, ’85, ’87 † Robert E. Whitehead Frank E. Viano II ’77

CAMPAIGN FOR TILTON Peter Cowie P’07 Estate of Lillias Bridgman Lane P’72, G’08 † ^


Bradford W. Gile ’61 Scholarship Bradford W. Gile ’61 † Burch Initiative Barry J. Steinberg ’82 * Donald C. Rasweiler ’81 Elaine & Stanley Rosenfield ’66 Scholarship Fund Elaine & Stanley B. Rosenfield ’66 ††

Frederic C. Hirsch ’71 Peter Hirsch ’73 *

Frederic C. Hirsch ’71 Fund for Professional Development Peter Hirsch ’73 *

J. Gordon Jeffries Bob West ’59 †

Gateway Scholarship Gary & Claire Philippy

Gilbert A. Lamb ’51 David W. Halvorsen ’51 †† Jeffrey MacLaughlin ’66 Terry E. MacLaughlin ’64 † John F. MacMorran James G. Howe ’74 Shirley Powers Robert C. Meier, Jr. ’40 Jean M. Snow * Christina L. Nelson Kenneth Nelson Donald E. Oglesby ’51 and Beverly A. Oglesby On behalf of the entire Oglesby family Kevin P. O’Keefe ’72 Douglas D. Brown ’72 † Sean P. O’Rourke ’86 Michael E. Black ’86 Claudia Scheffer Peter S. Cofran Shirley Powers Cynthia & John Breen James Zeppieri

General Scholarship Fund Endowment Earl K. Anderson ’56 †† Lawrence Putterman ’66 † Hamblet Facility Mary & Stephen M. Anderson ’65 †† Baker, Newman & Noyes Larry D. Bartell ’76 † Annie Baskin Ellen H. & R. Thomas Finn, Jr. P’00, ’03, ’05 †† Beautiful Smiles in the Lakes Region Theresa & Eric Bertz P’13 Edward F. ’72 & Bridget Bridgman P’08 * Thomas E. Callahan ’58 † Stephen Camann ’52, P’75 †† Cynthia & Jeffrey Clarke Beverly & James R. Clements P’01, ’03 † Timothy K. Cloudman & Lori Garon P’95 † Deborah & Richard Connor ’65 Cribstone Capital Management Kendall P. Didsbury ’67, P’96 * John D. Duffy Gayle M. & John O. Duplissie Hon. Thomas R. Eaton Electrical Contractors Business Assoc. // 81

Robert M. Graham ’73 † Green Mountain Corporation Christopher C. Hamblet ’94 * Jeanna C. Hamblet P’94 Betty & Frederick Heath † Sandra & Ken Hollingsworth P’06, ’09 †† Joan & Amory Houghton III John M. ’64 & Kay Morton P’05 † J. Terrill Judd ’70 † Paul H. Lawrence ’65 Frank H. Lemay * Melanie I. Marken ’83 † Mark A. McAuliffe † April & David McElhinny P’13 * Milestone Engineering & Construction, Inc. Constance & Christian A. Nast, Jr. ’49, P’79 Suzanne & Charles C. Patten ’65, P’89 † Shari L. Robinson & Clarke Smith Jamie A. Rome ’80 & Dr. Leila Mankarious Rome † Sarah S. Bird ’87 & Robert J. S. Roriston P’13 † Tracy A. & Mark S. Rudd ’69 * Damian Ruof Rachel & Peter Saliba P’17, ’19, ’19 Michael C. Sayles ’65 Holly & John Shaughnessy † Elizabeth A. & Kevin W. Sheehan † Sharon & Peter Spanos P’08, ’11 † Dawn & Michael Stillings Stromgren Plumbing & Heating Co., Inc. Richard B Stromgren, Jr. William M. Sweet ’65 †† Jennie L. Norman & William Walker Kirk G. Wheale * Caitlin Hamblet Whitehead J. Thomas Wilcox, Jr. ’71 * Jill & Robert O. Wilson H’16 †† John E. Bolan ’35 Scholarship Jean C. Bolan John F. MacMorran Faculty Enrichment Fund Dia & Basil C. Chigas ’65 James B. Grossman Elizabeth A. & Kevin W. Sheehan † Library Fund United Methodist Foundation of NE United Methodist Foundation of New England Shepard Family Library Fund Valerie T. Cortalano James E. Shepard ’51 † William S. Shepard ’53 Stephen H. Doane ’66 Fund Margaret & Eric Doane Leslie E. Doane † Nora & Michael M. Doane ’69 † Student Assistance Fund David W. Halvorsen ’51 †† The Masiello Scholarship James & Kathy Masiello P’90, ’11, ’12 Martha & Matthew P. Masiello ’90 Thomas & Sylvia Coppens ’42 Scholarship Fund Laura Coppens 82 \\


The Advisory Group Aetna Foundation Matching Gift Program AmazonSmile Org Central AMC Theatres Audubon Society of New Hampshire Auto Tech USA AutoServ of Tilton BAE Systems Matching Gifts Program Bailey Print Management, Inc. Baker, Newman & Noyes Barbaro Technologies Beautiful Smiles in the Lakes Region The James and Amy Bennett Foundation Boeing Gift Matching Program C2 Research, Inc Cardinal Health Carlyle Group Wealth Sharing Program Cribstone Capital Management Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation Eastern Propane Gas, Inc. Electrical Contractors Business Assoc. Fannie Mae Foundation Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Fidelity Foundation Matching Gift Program FM Global Foundation G.V.W., Inc. General Electric Foundation Genworth Foundation Matching Gift Program Green Mountain Corporation Marilyn and Mike Grossman Foundation Fred H. Hamblet, LLC High Point Community Foundation Home Depot Matching Gift Program Ingenuityne Inc. J.S.K. Group, LLC Janus Foundation Max Kagan Family Foundation Lincoln Financial Foundation LPL Financial Matching Gift Company Raymond T. & Ann T. Mancini Family Foundation Masiello Family Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation Richard McAnern Associates MFS Matching Gift Program Milestone Engineering & Construction, Inc. John Morton Outdoors National Agents Alliance New England United Methodist Historical Society Old Mill Realty Investors, LLC Princeton Area Community Foundation, Inc. PSEG Foundation The Puleo - Goulet Charitable Fund Raytheon Matching Gift Program RBC Wealth Management The Rimer Trust Sage Dining Services, Inc. Satellite Agency Network Charles Schwab Corporation Foundation

Schwab Charitable Fund Sheehy Family Charitable Fund Scott Simons Architects Skyroc International Corp. Edwin S. Soforenko Foundation SPX Foundation Matching Gift Program CN*22 Stromgren Plumbing & Heating Co., Inc. Target Store The Taylor Foundation United Methodist Foundation of New England Verizon Foundation Matching Gift Program The Kathleen B. and Charles R. Walgreen III Foundation Stephan D. Weiss Foundation Wells Fargo Community Support Campaign Williams Companies, Inc.


Mary & Stephen M. Anderson ’65 †† Pari Arshagouni & Manon Ferguson P’16 Christine & Mark Bogacz P’16, ’17 Nicole & Marc Chandonnet P’18 Catherine & Robert Halloran P’16 Mark ’78 & Linda Hodgdon P’13 Rene & David Hughes P’18 Angela Juurlink * Cem C. Koyuncu ’16 Jane McNulty John M. ’64 & Kay Morton P’05 † Nathan Wechsler & Company Lisa & Alan Norton P’16 O’Rourke Family Lisa J. & William Partridge * Jennifer G. Persio ’09 Jamie A. Rome ’80 & Dr. Leila Mankarious Rome † Tracy A. & Mark S. Rudd ’69 * Rachel & Peter Saliba P’17, ’19, ’19 Holly & John Shaughnessy † David P. Silverman ’84 Remy Steevensz & John Elfring * Michael Thomas P’19 Jill & Robert O. Wilson H’16 †† Zach Zegarowski & Amanda Carter-Zegarowski P’16, ’18, ’18


Those who have included Tilton School in their estate plans. Anonymous J. Robert Amato ’61 Earl K. Anderson ’56 †† Mary & Stephen M. Anderson ’65 †† Peter H. Archer P’88, ’91 Janet Baker-Carr ^ Barbara & Richard Baroody Richard Barry ’63 †† Robert G. Black ’47, P’77 * Nancy & Edward Bohac Kenneth G. Bonenfant P’95 † Harry H. Briggs ’40 David C. Bunting ’54 J. Christopher Burch ’72 * Thomas E. Callahan ’58 † Stephen Camann ’52, P’75 †† Theodore C. Carangelo ’79 Timothy K. Cloudman & Lori Garon P’95 † George G. Conn ’51 Deborah & Richard Connor ’65 Sylvia Coppens

Patricia Crosson Melissa Thompson Currier ’90 Robert R. Dickey ’59 * Marjorie E. Doane P’66, ’69 † John R. Ehrlich ’71 John E. Ewart ’46 * Robert M. Finch ’58 † Daniel R. Ford ’88 Harry S. Furman ’65 Holly Smith Gambill ’39 Robert M. Graham ’73 † Charles A. Greene III ’54 † David W. Halvorsen ’51 †† A. Craig Hammond ’60 Robert L. Harrow P’78 †† Peter Hirsch ’73 * Grant D. Hobson ’57 †† James H. Horsfall ’50 * Rosalyn & James D. Houston ’70 John D. Howell ’58 Philip C. Huckins H. Alan Hume H’49 † Donald W. Isenberg ’58 * David A. Jaye ’72 J. Terrill Judd ’70 † Linda & Gary M. Karelis ’66, P’07 Sherry & Stanley Kessel ’63 †† Edward M. Lanzit ’70 Matthew D. Lawrence ’90 Allan A. Lawson ’43 Brian T. Lee ’81 Steven B. Leed ’72 Thomas W. Leidner ’52 † Jennifer & Douglas H. Lewis ’69 P’02 † John A. Livingstone ’45 * Lynn Cummiskey Maguire ’73 Melanie I. Marken ’83 † Daniel Marks ’72 April & David McElhinny P’13 * Matthew J. McGonagle ’89 Christian A. Nast, Jr. ’49, P’79 David L. Newton ’80 Philip N. Nichols ’61 Gordon O’Hara ’75 Charles E. O’Neill ’66 † Lawrence A. O’Rourke P’86 † Joseph Peterseil ’60 Andrew S. Petersen ’90 * Marie Carpenter Piper ’80 Mark L. Pipes ’88 Thomas L. Plimpton † Edward A. Purcell III ’76 Lawrence Putterman ’66 † David Reiley ’61 †† Susan C. Robichaud Brahaney Constantine P. Sarantos ’72 † Douglas L. Shaffer ’67 Thomas G. Snow ’65 † Peter B. Stone ’66 Rishlene Mooney Tanner ’85 † Andrea Ban Tecce ’88 & Joseph Tecce ’88 † Marilyn & Augustine S. Weekley, Jr. P’83 John Weston P’02 * Harold T. White III † J. Thomas Wilcox, Jr. ’71 * John E. Wilson ’65 Jill & Robert O. Wilson H’16 †† Carl Anthony Young ’68 Patricia & Nicholas Zaharias P’07 † Sherry & John S. Zahner P’98, ’03 Lesley & Theodore Zicko P’91 Dianne Cragin Zimmer

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conversations over pizza and cookies about what we wanted to give back

gift committee consisted of the senior class officers and any other seniors

to our Tilton community. Many great ideas were brought to the table,

who were interested in joining. After meeting to discuss fundraising

including a gazebo and an outdoor classroom. However, we all agreed

ideas, we strategically began raising money during the Winter Classic

that the most realistic gift that would benefit our underclassmen friends

weekend when we knew there would be students, parents and alumni

and future Rams was a fire pit. After we purchased the gift, we still had

on campus. We were extra motivated to raise money when Christopher

money left over, so we donated the rest of our earnings to the Tilton

‘Topher’ Hamblet ’94, a current member of the Board of Trustees, offered

Annual Fund. Half of the money was designated to the school’s top

us a very generous matching challenge. He inspired us all to work hard

priorities and the other half to athletics.

and put time and effort into our role as members of the senior class gift committee.

In the end, we were very pleased with our physical gift and our donation. We were even able to get some use out of the fire pit at the end of the

While the hockey games went on during Winter Classic, our committee

year while we roasted marshmallows and sang campfire songs on the

members took turns selling raffle tickets to fans in the rink. We raffled off

quad. As Hoyt McCuin, president of the senior class of 2016, said in his

a Tilton sweatshirt, a steak dinner at the Saliba’s house, and gift cards to

commencement speech, “Our class hopes that the fire pit will help future

Tilton House of Pizza and Onions. On top of that, parents of one student

Tilton students create small memories like the ones that we value so

on our committee, Bob and Cathy Halloran, generously donated a fishing

much; whether it’s sitting by the fire telling stories during Powder Keg,

trip on their chartered fishing boat, which we sold through silent auction.

getting into a snowball fight around the campfire in the winter, or even eating burnt s’mores during Spring Weekend. Those are memories that

With the money that we raised during Winter Classic, we easily met

last a lifetime.”

the match set by Mr. Hamblet. He was so impressed by our motivation to fundraise that he incredibly offered us another match. Our next fundraising opportunity came in spring 2016 with the annual Spring Splash Water Squirt Game. In the end, with the funds raised during the game, our committee was able to meet Mr. Hamblet’s second match. When we concluded all of our fundraising it was time for the fun part: deciding what to give as a gift. The committee had a few long

about the author

Jane Salach ’16 attended Tilton School all four years. During her time at Tilton she was involved in several athletic and after-school groups including soccer, lacrosse, and theater. She was very active in community service projects and traveled with the school to the Dominican Republic in March 2016. During her senior year she interned with Ally Goddard, former director of engagement & events. Salach is now a freshman at Muhlenberg College in Pennsylvania.

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On March 22 Tilton School is cheering on alumnus Georges Niang ’12 at TD Bank Garden when the Boston Celtics take on the Indiana Pacers. There will be a reception at The Harp to start the night from 5:30 - 7 p.m. To purchase your ticket, visit: www.

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Join sake master and host Dan Ford ’88 for an alumni reception at Blue Current Brewery on April 4 from 6 8 p.m. to taste award winning sake and enjoy hors d’oeuvres with fellow alumni.

TILTON SCHOOL 2017 ALUMNI WEEKEND 6.9.17 - 6.11.17

On June 9-11, 2017 we invite you back to the Hill to celebrate Alumni Weekend. This year we celebrate classes ending in 2 & 7. As always, all alumni are welcome!




Alumnus Simon Abrahms ’09 will be hosting a reception at his new gallery in New York City. Enjoy an evening of art, cocktails and appetizers at Chesterfield Gallery on April 11 from 6 - 8 p.m.



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MERRICK + BAILEY t Merrick Smith, CAA teacher, with Bailey, a seven-month-old Chocolate Lab/Rhodesian Ridgeback mix who expects everyone she meets to stop what they’re doing and say hello. (Hi Bailey!)

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LAUREN + HARLEY t Lauren Doucette, Spanish teacher, with Harley, a three-year-old 80-pound Great Dane/Pitbull mix who is scared of loud noises, thinks he’s a lap dog and hoards tennis balls.


TARA + TANNER t Tara Brisson, athletic director, with Tanner, a three-year-old Goldendoodle who has a habit of chewing off one leg on each of his new stuffed animals so the toys look more like him, a lovable three-legged pooch.

KATE + OTIS t Kate Saunders, assistant head of school, with Otis, a three-year-old Pug named after Otis Redding, the Saunders family favorite musician. Otis-the-dog’s top fave activities are eating and snuggling, usually in that order.

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