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SUMMER 2012 Trinity-Pawling Magazine is published by the Office of Communication for alumni, parents and friends of the School.

> September 11

First Day of Classes

> September 21

Dedication of Trinity-Pawling School Arboretum

> September 24

9th Annual Golf Outing — Somerset Hills

Country Club > September 28-29 Reunion/Homecoming Weekend

Friday 6pm — Dedication of the Alan C. Proctor ’57 House

Saturday 1pm — Dedication of the Mo Vaughn 86’ Baseball Field

> October 12-13

Parents’ Weekend

> December 9

Candlelight Service

> January 12

Junior Parents’ College Day

> May 10-11

Spring Family Weekend and Career Day

> May 24

Blue & Gold Dinner for Seniors

> May 25

Stepping Up


Officers Elizabeth P. Allen, President Archibald A. Smith III, Headmaster and Vice President Douglas E. Ebert ’64, Vice President and Treasurer Alvah O. Rock ’59, P ’87, Secretary Members Tom Ahrensfeld ‘73 Yoon Keun Ane ‘03 Dianne Avlon, P ’96 James L. Bellis, Jr. ’72 Mildred Berendsen Mark J. Bottini, P ’12 Eugene O. Colley, P ’71, ’73, ’75, ’78 W. David Coughlin ’56 Charles Dow ’72, P ’05, ’08 Gregory P. Flynn, P ’10

TRUSTEES Robert M. Gardiner ’40 * David C. Genter ’80 Maurice R. Greenberg, P ’77, GP ’15 * Alison and Tom Halloran P ’13 Samuel S. Hemingway ’70 Robert G. Ix ’83 Janet Keating, P ’99 Michael A. Kovner ’58 Peter J. McCabe ’68 Maureen Miller, P ’12, ‘15 Erik K. Olstein ’86, P ’11, ’14 Margot C. Pyle, P ’86, GP ’12, ’14 Alton W. Ray ’55, P ’01 Toussaint C. Romain ’96 G. Christian Roux ’73 David M. Sample ’67 Gregory A. Spore ’85, P ’13 Stuart T. Styles ’83 Victoria E. Zoellner, P ’91 *

Director of Development Grayson K. Bryant Director of Communications Connie Rafferty Director of Alumni Relations Amanda Peltz, Class Notes Editor Development Assistant Debi Wong Design Mark Berghold P ’16, ‘18 Printing Kirkwood Printing

> May 26 Commencement


Headmaster Archibald A. Smith III

Members of Trustee Committees Henry B. duPont IV ’86 Morton L. Fearey II ’84 David Hobbs ‘82 Daryl J. Rubinstein ’94 Charles E. Stewart III, P ’05, ’07 Headmaster Emeritus Phillips Smith, P ’79 *: Honorary P: Parent GP: Grandparent

Photo Credits Photo Credits: Mark Berghold, Ned Burt P ‘12, Ellen Harasimowicz Photography, Jimmy Lee ‘14, Nicolle McDougall P ‘17, Virus Communication Group/Dino Petrocelli, Photo-Chambers, Connie Rafferty, Bob Stone Photography Trinity-Pawling School admits students of any race, color, creed, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs and athletic and other school-administrated programs. For Parents of Alumni – If this issue is addressed to your son who no longer maintains a permanent address at your home, please notify the Alumni Office with the correct mailing address. Email or 845-855-4833. Copyright 2012, Trinity-Pawling School. Trinity-Pawling School 700 Route 22 Pawling, NY 12564 845-855-3100 Trinity-Pawling School is committed to conserving our world’s natural resources. This magazine is printed by a FSC and SFI certified printer on FSC and SFI certified, and 30% post-consumer waste paper.


In this Issue: Features 6

Speaking of Character


True Grit: Admissions in the 21st Century


T-P in the World: A Home Made in Guatemala


Taking Pride in Community Service


Stepping Up and Commencement


Around Campus



Food for Thought


36 Athletic Hall of Fame 38

Alumni Essay: Rafting the Zambezi

42 Alumni Profile: T.C. Romain ‘96




ON THE COVER Matthew Kelly ‘12, of Vienna, VA was the recipient of Trinity-Pawling’s highest Commencement award, The Gamage Award for General Excellence. Over the course of the past three years, Matthew has taken 10 Advanced Placement courses and earned an average of 4.3 on a scale of 5.0, appearing on the Headmaster’s List every trimester. Matt earned a silver medal for being in the top 10% of all students on the National Latin Exam. He played Varsity Soccer, JV Hockey, and was a captain for Varsity Lacrosse. He earned All New England lacrosse honors as a long stick mid-fielder. Next fall he will matriculate at UCLA.

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On the importance of values “ I believe that Trinity-Pawling excels at developing the whole child by instilling a value system that fosters long-term success and fulfillment.” —Arch Smith Headmaster Arch Smith takes a moment with Chris Murphy ‘13, Andy Xie ‘13 and Theo Kelly ‘13.


here is much to be proud of as I reflect on Trinity-Pawling’s 105th year. While we ask the boys to heed many lessons—in and out of the classroom—this year I asked them to focus on one theme: respect. Our mission statement reminds us that we strive to “educate and instill a value system that prepares young men to be contributing members of society amidst the challenges of an ever-changing world.” While an academic education is important for one’s success, it is a young man’s value system that will enable him to find that success throughout life as a happy and productive worker, a leader, a husband, and a father. We expect much of our students, but despite our high expectations and the academic pressure required to do well here, I believe that Trinity-Pawling excels at developing the whole child by instilling a value system that fosters long-term success.

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In my opening Chapel Talk this year, I spoke to the community about the importance of respect for one’s self, peers, colleagues and others. The faculty and student leaders reinforced this theme in later chapel talks, articles in The Phoenix, and in less formal interactions with each other. The year passed with remarkable speed and it was clear the message had been received. It was rewarding to observe the civility and grace present within the community this year. Within these pages, you will recognize how our boys, past and present, successfully addressed the challenges that confronted them and grew stronger as a result of their labors. Transformed by their experiences, their stories share the common theme of respect. Every school year is marked by transformative events. In an academic setting the student is usually the object of these events. While this remains true,


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this year was one of transformation in both planned and unplanned ways. By June, residents of the new faculty housing were moved in and the Barracks, originally built in 1944 as temporary housing, were demolished. Nine of 10 new faculty non-dormitory homes have been completed, renewing the north side of the campus. This campus construction project is the gift of Marlynn and Bill Scully ’57 whose generosity continues to transform the campus. While this transformation was planned, Mother Nature intervened on Saturday, October 29 and drastically transformed not only the campus, but much of the northeast. With no power and significant tree damage from over a foot of snow, our first priority was the boys’ safety. Personal technology and creature comforts we all take for granted were suddenly unavailable. Scully Dining Hall became a refuge, as a generator produced power for food preparation and charging of phones and laptops. Despite the inconvenience, many enjoyed the opportunity to “unplug”. In true community spirit the students and faculty worked in the ensuing days to clean up the campus. Because athletic practices and games were suspended, teams worked with grounds crews gathering branches and restoring order. Miraculously, the School was without power for less than 24 hours, while much of the surrounding area endured a significantly longer interruption. The change of routine posed challenges and

the boys responded in a respectful and determined manner. This Spring several members of the faculty and I attended a conference sponsored by the International Boys’ School Coalition. The topic of Dr. Adam Cox’s presentation was “Locating Significance in the Lives of Boys”. Dr. Cox shared what we witnessed firsthand on campus, namely, boys are capable of doing extraordinary things and they are eager to be asked to do things that are significant to them. Our young men demonstrated a respect for their campus, their peers and themselves as they mended what the storm had damaged. That harrowing weekend set the tone for the year as the boys worked together, often putting the needs of others before their own. The pages that follow chronicle additional examples of selfless dedication. Many members of the T-P community have engaged in notable community service activities. They include a trip to Kenya to build a school, and a trip to Guatemala to build a home. A momentous community effort, in collaboration with Westover School, culminated in a walk-a-thon Relay for Life in May – a national program that generates funds and awareness for cancer research. This meaningful event raised more than $28,000 and provided leadership opportunities for our boys. It was gratifying to watch them invest their time, energy and resources in a program greater than themselves. There were highlights this year in

Above, Cluett’s main entrance and along the quad by Hastings Dorm after the storm; below, many hands make light work as students chip in for the massive cleanup effort.

the athletic arena as the boys battled through both injury and adversity, while maintaining our standards of good sportsmanship. Several seniors signed national letters of intent and earned allleague honors. For the second year in a row Varsity Squash received a Team Sportsmanship award given by The New England Interscholastic Squash Association. Two teams were singled out by the coaches in their league for their exemplary conduct and play – JV Hockey and Varsity Lacrosse are to be congratulated for these accolades. Varsity Lacrosse also earned the team’s second largest number of wins in the School’s history under the direction of coach Nic Bell, who received the New England West Coach of the Year award. Trinity-Pawling continues to be

a respected opponent in New England Prep School athletics. Rounding out this issue is testimony from a few of our alumni who illustrate how the bonds of mutual respect and support, nurtured at Trinity-Pawling, endure well beyond graduation. Scott C. Seckel ’84 writes about his adventure rafting the Zambezi River with his friend and classmate Sacha Gedrinsky ’84 almost thirty years after graduating from T-P. Their shared friendship and experiences, which began on this campus, are another testament to the success of the School’s mission. Our students succeed when they respect themselves. Trinity-Pawling succeeds when it educates the whole boy—student, athlete, person—by opening his eyes to the opportunities that lie before him. I believe we do this well, and I am pleased to share some of our successes with you here.


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Te a c h i n g

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T-P Faculty, Making the Grade The faculty at Trinity-Pawling educate young men in every sense of the word. They teach in the classroom, on the athletic field, and in the dormitory. They are accomplished in their discipline and their profession. Several members of the faculty received honors and awards this year. Congratulations to these individuals and thank you for your dedication and hard work.

Kris McCullough received the Edward A. Arditti ‘51 Award for Faculty Excellence. The Arditti Fellowship is awarded each year to a faculty member for his or her hard work and commitment to the students of Trinity-Pawling. Members of the faculty nominate this individual who represents the teacher who deserves this honor because of commitment to one’s craft and dedication to one’s students. Kris teaches Math and coaches Soccer, Basketball and Track. He received his Master of Science for Teachers: Mathematics Education from Pace University in May 2012.

2005 Baseball Team. The team had the programs first winning season (28-14), most number of wins (28), highest winning percentage (.667), capturing the 2005 Liberty League regular season and tournament championships to earn Skidmore’s first berth to the NCAA Division III championship tournament. Rob is the head coach for Varsity Hockey and an assistant coach for Varsity Baseball. He teaches Economics and Math.

Ned Reade received “Best in Show” for his watercolor at the annual All Island Art Show on Martha’s Vineyard (2011). More than 100 professional painters, photographers, and sculptors participated in the show. Ned has been the Arts Chairman at Trinity-Pawling since 1975.

“Kris is known as a demanding and caring teacher, and teaches with expertise and devotion. He demonstrates a love of learning that is distinguished among our faculty and infectious among his students.” – Headmaster Arch Smith

Rob Hutchison ’03 was inducted into the Skidmore College Athletic Hall of Fame as a member of the

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Matt Travis received a prestigious fellowship from Chorus America, one of the leading professional organizations for conductors. Mr. Travis was selected as one of 16 Conducting Fellows for the Choral-Orchestral Masterclass. The recipients were chosen based on applications and video submissions from across the country, with many of the applicants being doctoral candidates and professional choral conductors.

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Head Varsity Lacrosse Coach Nic Bell won the New England West Coach of the Year Award announced at the annual coaches’ dinner in May 2012. In his inaugural season Coach Bell led the Pride to a 10-5 New England record, finishing 11-7 overall. The Pride finished 5-2 in Founder’s League play, good for a second place finish in the standings. Key wins over Deerfield, Avon, and Taft highlighted the successful campaign. The OT win over Deerfield was the first loss for the Big Green in over a season and a half. Coach Bell’s team received numerous compliments for their competitive play and sportsmanship. Nic teaches English.

The Powers Family Foundation Faculty Recognition Award is presented to the nominated faculty members “who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to service our students.” John and Linda Powers established this award in 2006, the year their son John graduated. This year’s award was given to three T-P faculty members: Matt Travis (Music), Rob Hutchison ‘03 (Math, Economics, Soccer, Hockey, Baseball) and Amber Rydberg (Mandarin, Track)

New Director of Development

Grayson Bryant, Director of Development

Trinity-Pawling School welcomed Grayson Bryant as the new Director of Development as of July 1. Grayson came to T-P from his alma mater, Cate School, where he served for the past six years. In his tenure at Cate, Grayson held almost every position in the Advancement Office including Annual Fund Director, Major Gifts Director, and most recently, the Assistant Director for Advancement. In this role, Grayson helped lead the office to the successful completion of a $65 million campaign. In addition to his fund raising responsibilities at Cate, Grayson worked as a dorm parent, taught the occasional Spanish class, and completed his PhD in Educational Leadership and Organizations from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Grayson graduated with a BA in Spanish from the University of Richmond in 1999 and began his career in education teaching

English in Buenos Aires, Argentina. When he returned to the United States, he accepted a position teaching and coaching at an inner city school in Richmond, VA. A native Texan, Grayson returned to his home state in 2002, where he received a MA in Spanish Literature from the University of Texas, Austin. It was in Austin that Grayson met his wife; Beth, to whom he has been married for eight years. Together, they moved to Norfolk, VA in 2004, where Grayson taught Spanish and coached tennis, football, and baseball at Norfolk Academy. In 2006, he was invited to return to Cate School in Carpinteria, CA, where he began his work in development. Grayson, Beth, their two boys, Gray (3) and Drew (2), and their yellow lab, Millie, reside on campus in a new faculty residence.


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C h a r a c t e r

Case Newberry ‘92 is the grandson of Gardner F. Landon, Class of 1936. He was a prefect, and served as Young Alumni Trustee from 2003-2005.

Arch Smith Headmaster Trinity-Pawling School 700 Route 22 Pawling, NY 12564 Dear Arch,

to rectify you or the School, and I would like with ed icat mun com e hav I e sinc s age teaching AP It has been at Milton High School. This year, I am hing teac r yea fifth my in am I n. road to get that situatio and Criminal Justice. It has been a long re ratu Lite lish Eng AP ge, gua Lan English . here, but it has been a rewarding one experience teaching to earn my teaching certificate, I had ol scho to k bac go to ided dec I en and twisting trail Wh History from Bates. That was it. A long squash and tennis, and a degree in Art ification to teach ree in Teaching from UVM, and a cert eventually lead me to a Master’s deg rees into five years. 7-12. Essentially, I crammed three deg English and Social Studies in grades (Not too shabby.) s” is the one I utilize my teaching, the phrase, “for the boy Of the many resources I draw from in of my students, and all to the essence of that phrase applies the most. I teach girls and boys, but all of the theory gy, ago with and for them. All of the ped best that it can more specifically, the work that I do the this “is n: to one fundamental questio and all of the curricular design distills be for my students?” uding many of the after those who have taught me, incl hing teac my of ions port ain cert el I mod “this is a benevolent phrase Father Fiddler made famous, the use I . ling Paw ityTrin at lty facu Mr. Kneeland. I Every now and again, I pontificate like th. mon per e onc t leas at ,” ship ator dict en. re to hold an air of dignity like Mr. Ow am enthusiastic like Mr. Reade. I aspi until I started my an impact Trinity-Pawling had on me It never occurred to me how much of It took a few . School Alternative Education Program bring that to first teaching job at the Milton High and ward fist for me to trust what I know, to you, to the dodged staplers, one desk and a way th, Smi ch was handed down from Mr. Phil rve the best dese my students. I know the T-P way, whi ents stud students to carry with them. My thesis of anti faculty, to the prefects, and then to the the e wer ents On many levels, my first stud others, and for , that I know, and that is what they get. self for ect resp g a fundamental illin inst d, han r othe the On T-P. at as it had on me. my classmates same transformative effect on them the had us) Virt et es (Fid ” way ht for the “rig I try to repay the you for your gift of a full education. nk Tha .” you nk “tha a to s lead this ents. All of es, in some form or another, to my stud debt every day by conveying these valu Best, Case

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A Chapel Talk by Sean F. McEvoy ‘13

Sean McEvoy ‘13 of Garrison, NY, is a member of Varsity Cross Country (Annual Award Winner) and Varsity Track, and participates in Tech Crew. He will be a dorm proctor in 20122013.


want to share with you my experiences from last summer could move out of a condemned building. In Africa, if a buildwhen I travelled to Kenya. From June 25 to July 19 I partici- ing has been condemned it has to be in really bad shape pated in a camp called Strive, which was focused on both because they don’t have building codes like we do in the running and community service. There were only 14 kids in the United States. group and all of us were from the United States. I knew only While I was there I taught fourth grade English. The entire my brother before we left. school loved that we were there. During PE we taught them The plane ride was horrible. I took an eight-hour flight from new games like Jump the Creek and Duck Duck Goose. We JFK to Belgium, had a two-hour layover, and then took another were sad when we had to depart. But before we left we plane to Nairobi. The second plane ride to Nairobi was bought supplies for the students. Each kid would get three almost ten hours. Even though the plane had unlimited movies, pens, three pencils, an eraser, and twelve small notebooks I spent the entire time doing rewrites of my Old Man and the with about 60 pages. Lastly, we purchased about 20 textSea essay and getting my summer reading done – just like any books for each class. Amazingly all of the supplies for all the other T-P student. When we finally landed at around midnight students cost under $2,000, just about the same for one T-P Kenya time, we went to what they student. called a hotel and slept for a few There were lessons I learned hours. It was then that I realized while I was in Kenya. First, comI wasn’t in Kansas anymore (or mit yourself to something you love. Commit yourself perhaps Pawling in this case.) For me it was running. Second, The next day we travelled three participate in community service. to something you love. hours by car to a small town in At first, I didn’t think that I could the Rift Valley called Iten. Most of make that big of a difference to you probably don’t know anything people in another country, but about this town, but Iten is known for their Olympic Marathon I think I did. I also learned about privilege. Not everyone is runners. Iten’s altitude is about 10,000 feet, or over 3,000 as privileged as we are. For example, I met people without meters. In the morning it was quite cold but by the afternoon it electricity and running water, and yet they were still proud to was 80 to 100° Fahrenheit. Our group leaders told us that we show me their hut/house. I was surprised by how welcoming had to run in groups of three during every run. Maybe they put they were and what great hosts they tried to be. People in third us like that because no single runner had to be faster than a world countries, and even here in the U.S., don’t have luxuries lion­– just faster than the slowest person. We ran once or twice like we do that we take for granted. A good majority of the a day. The routes we ran consisted of dirt roads and long slop- population does not have basic needs – like clean drinking ing hills, and we averaged 10K per run. This was not easy for water, let alone electronics such as an Xbox or iPod. People me. don’t go out every day or month and buy new cloths because Before I left the U.S., I thought the trip would mainly revolve they don’t like the color; they actually keep their cloths for many around running. What surprised me was the amount of comyears at a time. I learned a new life skill while I was there munity service we participated in and how – washing my laundry by hand in two differenjoyable it was for me. The trip changed ent buckets! (I think that the laundry service my perspective on things that I take for at T-P is way better.) granted here at school and at home. I guess the message I am trying to convey We helped build part of a school that is don’t take things for granted. Don’t whine was a mile down the road. The school was and complain when you don’t get someK–8 with approximately 400 kids. Our thing or things don’t go your way. It’s not group helped mix cement, carry and lay worth your time. People in Africa don’t have bricks, put sheet metal on for a roof, and the things you have, but they seem to be move dirt to fill sink holes. (Please don’t tell able to live their life without it. If they can my father the new skills that I picked up or live without it, so can we. I know that my else I know what my vacations are going group made an impact on the kid’s lives to be like from now on.) We also taught while we were there. I know that I made an English, and Physical Education. impact on the kid’s lives while I was there. The building that we helped construct I know that every T-P student can make an would eventually house a class so they impact on someone else’s life.


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[true] GRIT

What to do when prospects want sincere student voices rather than sophisticated adult ones by MacGregor Robinson, Assistant Headmaster for External Affairs Assistant Headmaster for External Affairs by MacGregor Robinson,


n the last five years, technology has utterly transformed the way admission offices do business. What used to be a paper-based process driven by word of mouth from individual to individual has become a paperless process driven almost entirely by web browsing and buzz. In the dark ages, prospective applicants heard about TrinityPawling (and other schools like it) mostly by word of mouth. Parents spoke one to another either in person or over the telephone. This accounted for some 66% of all inquiries. Buzz was everything. Parents who were happy talked up their school. Parents who were not didn’t. Admission officers heard the buzz vaguely. Indeed, it came to us – when it came

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at all – through the crackling static and irritating delays that used to characterize international phone calls. Directly shaping market perceptions about a particular school remained a task largely beyond the expertise, and

Grit, the inevitable by-product of students coming to grips with digital media, is good. perhaps more importantly, the resources of all but the most highly endowed and highly staffed institutions. Those of us


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charged with keeping a good name tried to manage impressions by spending hundreds of hours crafting careful statements about our various schools that we then placed in a handful of key guidebooks that had national audiences – the Peterson’s Guide, the Porter Sergeant Handbook, the Bunting and Lyon Blue Book. To read these guidebooks was to develop an instant case of blurred vision. All the schools sounded exactly alike. All boasted impressive facilities, college lists, faculty degrees and traditions. Potential students and parents, having read the guidebooks, had just about as much individual feel for a school after having done their homework as they did when they started.

did somebody say “no swimming in the pond”? #trinitypawling

Most families at that point put together a prospective list of schools based primarily on geography and the most basic characteristics: Boys’ schools in Southern New England. Coed schools in California. Hockey schools in the Founders League. At that point, they called the various institutions on their list, made themselves known as potential applicants and requested “the viewbook.” This publication was the bedrock of the admission craft just a decade ago. Painstakingly written, designed, photographed edited and published over a period usually encompassing not less than two years, a school’s viewbook was the Admission Office holy grail. Whereas the short blurbs in the admission guidebooks invariably sounded exactly the same, the viewbook offered some scope, albeit limited, for creativity

attractive viewbooks was truly staggering. The process usually included hiring a high-priced graphic design firm, conducting on campus surveys and information gathering sessions, T-P GoPro Baseball Practice staging elaborately #gopro produced photography shoots spanning all seasons, and then distilling the words and images garnered into a compact, attractive mission of a school’s package that covered all aspects of the reputation can be school in question. utterly eclipsed by the Having contacted the admission viral transmission of one offices at the various schools they person’s random thoughts had chosen, prospective students and based on a casual encounter. The parents would avidly await viewbooks sensitive analysis of a potential appliin the mail, compare one to another cant’s strengths and weaknesses – while upon receipt and, based on their critically important – has an audience of impressions, make apone. For a spectacular pointments. At that play executed by point, admisan alumnus sion officers in a high had what they truly Sumo-bot wanted: with #gopro

the chance to make a first impression. We could talk to parents and students, answer questions, allay concerns, highlight T-P Art History students enjoy modern strengths. If we were art at The Met today. successful, parents and students then commenced and individual flair. the application process, which conIf admission officers sisted of filling out endless paper forms spent hundreds of hours provided by each school on their list. crafting catchy guideVirtually nothing about this process book blurbs, the amount of now works as outlined above. In today’s time they invested in conceiving admission world, the internet is king. and ushering into being beautiful and Sober, measured person-to-person trans-

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profile football game, the audience is potentially limitless. Information, which used to be rare and jealously guarded, is now everywhere. The guidebooks that were the starting place for parents looking to send their children to schools and colleges a decade ago have all died on the vine. They have been replaced by legion websites purporting to unlock the mysteries of every school on the planet. If parents are concerned as to the authoritative nature of commercial Continued on page 26


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We e k e n d

Welcome Parents! October 21-22, 2011

Parents and families of Trinity-Pawling students were on campus to meet with teachers, enjoy presentations, and watch athletes and artists perform. 1 1 UJ Levant ’15, Fatih, Yapraic 2 Sung Tae Hwang ‘13, Euu a Song 3 Brad Canfield ’13, William, Susan 4 Jordan Johnson ‘12, with uncle, Prof. Kendall Thomas 5 Dominic Stott ‘12, Loretta 6 Thomas Erdmann ‘14, Jeff, Barbara 7 Jason Lee ‘12, Mi Sook Goo





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8 Francesco Mennillo ’12,

Brunella, Giulia, Andrea

9 Chris Ryan ‘14, Martha 10 Matt Kelly ‘12, Patrice 11 Itsuki Yashina ’12 (right) and family

with Otto Yamashita ‘14 (left)

12 Adam Maggio ‘15, Lorraine


13 Mary Rolla P’12, Helen Hauser


14 Jack Rosell ‘13, Jill, Kurt 15 Ned and Christine Burt P’12 16 Joey Barone ‘14, Mary Anne 17 Miae Lee, Doo Ho Ro ’12 18 Bradley and Bradley Beam ‘12 19 Elizabeth and Steven Handler P ’12, ‘14 20 Thomas Shafer ‘84, P’14,

Drew Hall ‘84, P’13


21 Kevin Vides ‘14, Rosa



22 Erik ‘86, Kevon ‘14 and

Kathy Olstein

23 Rob Reier ‘12, Donna Pagliaro 24 Alison, Dillon ‘13,

Tom Halloran

25 Annmarie, Billy Golden ‘13

26 Gyeongbin Song,



Ken Jung ‘13








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Theater Productions November 4, 5, 2011 The Front Page

February 17, 18 2012 My Favorite Year

By Ben Hecht and Charle’s MacArthur

Based on the Motion Picture “My Favorite Year” Book by Joseph Dougherty, Music by Stephen Flaherty, Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens

Cast List Hildy Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . Sam Bosha ‘13 Walter Burns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alex Ros ‘12 Murphy . . . . . . . . . . . . Mac McGovern ‘12 Endicott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mac Brewer ‘12 Schwartz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mu Liu ‘12 Kruger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ryan Huber ‘12 Wilson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alex Silva ‘12 Bensinger. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ian Slakas ‘12 Woodenshoes Eichorn . . . Adam Maggio ‘15 Louie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shelley Bobrow ‘13 Williams. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Will Bosha ‘15 Mollie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Margo Ramos Sheriff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sands Barker ‘12 Mayor. . . . . . . . . . . Sean Abercrombie ‘12 Pinkus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kevon Olstein ‘14 Peggy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Margo Ramos Mrs. Grant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Connie Rafferty Carl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Itay Bogner ‘12 Policeman . . . . . . . . . . . . Phong Quach ‘13 Hoodlums . . . . . . . . . . . . . .The Prefects ‘12 Director — Kevin Bradley

Cast of Characters Benjy Stone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ian Slakas ‘12 King Kaiser. . . . . . . . . . Mac McGovern ‘12 Sy Benson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Will Bosha ‘15 Alice Miller. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Connie Rafferty Herb Lee. . . . . . . . . . . Nick Campisano ‘13 Leo Silver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sam Bosha ‘13 Floor Manager. . . . . . . . . Phong Quach ‘13 Chorus Girls . . . . Fiona and Sophie Espinosa Belle May Steinberg .Carroca. . Sands Barker ‘12 K.C. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Margo Ramos Daisy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fiona Espinosa Alan Swann . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alex Silva ‘12 Scungilli. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peter Yip ‘13 Rookie Carroca. . . . . . . . . . Andrew Liu ‘12 Grip . . . . . . . . . . . . Sean Abercrombie ‘12 Tess . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sophie Espinosa Uncle Morty . . . . . . . . . . Adam Maggio ‘15 Aunt Sadie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fiona Espinosa Doorman . . . . . . . . . Sean Abercrombie ‘12 Tess’s Friends. Peter Yip ’13 , Fiona Espinosa Announcer . . . . . . . . Sean Abercrombie ‘12 Roquefort . . . . . . . . . . Nick Campisano ‘13 Technical Technical Director and Stage Manager . . . . Tom Spore ‘13 Stage Crew . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Kelly ‘15

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Lights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sean McEvoy ‘13 Follow Spot Operator. . . . . . . U.J. Levant ‘15 Sound, Graphics, Stunt Coordinator . . Nick Campisano ‘13 Set Construction . . . . Sean Abercrombie ‘12, Will Bosha ‘15, Nick Campisano ‘13, Mu Liu ‘12, Adam Maggio ‘15, Sean McEvoy ‘13,Tom Spore ‘13 Director — Kevin Bradley Musical Director — Matt Travis Choreographer — Martha Mead P ’05

May 11, 2012

T-P Night of One Acts The Trinity-Pawling community enjoyed a Festival of One Act Plays written, conceived and directed entirely by students. Kevin Bradley, director of theater, commented, “I am pleased with their work and their dedication to the craft. I am also grateful they had the opportunity to experience all aspects of putting a production together. They worked hard to make their vision become a reality.” Plays by Kyle Zacharewicz ‘14, Mu Liu ‘12, Sands Barker ‘12, Mac McGovern ‘12, Sam Bosha ‘13, Itay Bogner ‘12, Bradley Canfield ‘13, Phillipos Berihun ‘13 Acting Company Max Franzone ‘12, Alex Silvia 12, Mac McGovern ‘12, Greg Harney ‘14, Andrew Zona ‘13, Sam Bosha ‘13, Will Bosha ‘15, Peter Ren ‘14, Bruce Lee ‘13, Matt DeMaria ‘13, Chris Hattar ‘14, Mike Rolla ‘12, Zef Vataj ‘14, Ridge Dulitz ‘13, Kyle Zacharewicz ‘14, Bradley Canfield ‘13, Shelley Bobrow ‘13, Sands Barker ‘12, Myung Jun Koo ‘14

Trinity-Pawling Rock Show 2012 This year’s Annual T-P Rock Concert brought down the house on May 4. Varsity musicians included James Kerr ‘14, David Handler ‘12, Beau Turcotte ‘14, UJ Levent ‘15, Phong Quach ‘13, Luke Sutera ‘15, John Kelly ‘15, Sands Barker ‘12, Joe Barone ‘14, Jimmy Lee ‘14, Tim Xia ‘12, Rob Reier ‘12, Peter Yip ‘13, Frank Fang ‘13, Alex Lin ‘13, Ian Slakas ‘12, the

members of the Varsity K-Rock band (Teddy Kim ‘12, Moon Soo Park ‘12, Ken Jung ‘13, Eric Wooseok Choi ‘15, Alex Jang ‘14, Leo Chang ‘15, Sung Gwan Choi ‘13 and Won Woo Kim ‘13), as well as faculty performances by Greg Carpiniello, Will Dore, Josh Frost ‘04, Tim Pillsbury and Kenny Vitro.


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Alex Duong ’15 scratchboard image of Koalas 2012 Purchase Award

In Pyung Ro ’13 still life, charcoal drawing

Doo Ho Ro ’12 “Snoopy”, watercolor

Highlights from the 2011-12 Year in Art “Do you ever get good artists?” is a question often asked of Ned Reade, Chairman of the Arts Department. His response is, “We get great kids, but, being boys, they may have taken their last art class back in grade school. If we just give them good materials and show them some skills, their own imaginations and creative ideas surprise even themselves!.” Bryn Gillette teaches Middle School Art, Foundation Arts, Photography and a new Digital Media class, Adam Dinsmore teaches Drafting, and Reade teaches Studio Art, Advanced Art, and Art History. This broad range of offerings ensures that every student coming to T-P will have an art class appropriate for his abilities and experiences. The ninth grader coming from an accelerated art program can jump into an upper level course and a post-graduate who last took art five years ago can find success in the visual arts before heading off to college. When activity in the classroom building wanes in the evening, things are just heating up in the art studios! Here is just a small sample of the range of pieces done during the past year. For more images go to the school’s website and click on the Arts tab.

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David Handler ’12 photograph

Billy Bauckham ’14 Darth Vader Mask, clay

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Doo Ho Ro ’12 “Barns”, conte crayon 2012 Purchase Award Brad Lois ’14 Monet landscape, oil

Jun Seok Kim ’15 coat of arms, acrylic on wood

Teddy Kim ’12, Annual Art Award Winner 2012 “Stone Wall”, conte

Bryce Jurk ’12 bike, negative space drawing

Matt Dwyer ’12 “Brownstone House”, clay


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A A M E Home GUAT This past Spring, four Trinity-Pawling students accompanied by faculty member Michele Carlin, traveled to the highlands of Guatemala to build a house for a deserving family. Under the auspices of the New Jerseybased organization “From Houses to Homes”, the Trinity-Pawling boys gladly gave up their March Break to help. Michele Carlin shares their story with us.

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he warning I received from all who knew of my trek to JFK for an international flight to Guatemala was “Friday night traffic”. In anticipation of the worst, I left Pawling with time to spare… lots of time to spare. The dreaded traffic never materialized so I arrived at the AreoMexico terminal at 7:30 pm. My students were not due for another two hours! After a few games of solitaire on the iPad and two lattes, the boys began to arrive. Although our flight departed at 1:15 am, the excitement of our adventure kept away any fatigue. When the last participant finally arrived, we took


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a few pictures and everyone hugged goodbye. Away to customs we went. It was a particularly quick check-through to the international departures where we grabbed a little snack, talked non-stop about what might be in store for us and started to get nervous. After all, we were going to a third world country… The flights were inconsequential and with a few hiccups passing through customs behind us, we finally heard, “Welcome to Guatemala!” By now, we were a little bleary from lack of sleep and really, really hungry. All that fell away, however, when we looked

around… we were in Central America with an exciting journey ahead of us. Our driver was waiting for us outside of LaAurora Airport in the heart of Guatemala City. We loaded our suitcases and backpacks into the van and quickly headed out, quickly being the operative word. The boys sat in the various back seats of the van, but the driver asked that La Professora sit up front with him so he could tell me about the area. I soon regretted my choice of seat as we buzzed through traffic at an alarming rate. The driver had one hand on the shift and one hand on the horn the whole time. I thought the bobbing and weaving through traffic was in itself an adventure, but little did I know this was nothing in comparison to the mountainous trek we were about to encounter from Guatemala City to our destination, the historic city of Antigua. It wasn’t long before we all realized we had been driving uphill for miles. The higher we got the less traffic we encountered and the bobbing and weaving was replaced by dangerous liaisons between our miniscule van and what the locals affectionately call “Chicken Buses”. A chicken bus is the back end of a school bus, no longer used in the USA, then exported to a school bus graveyard somewhere in Guatemala. It is welded to the front of a Mack truck and used, inexpensively, to transport as many Guatemalan people as one can possibly squeeze into the bus, standing or sitting. These chicken buses travel on narrow and winding mountain roads at twice the speed of any other vehicle. Traffic laws do not appear to be enforced, so a defensive driver simply moves aside and hopes not to get side-swiped. After one and a half hours of treacherous travel, our driver pulled over to a path that disappeared into the jungle and asked if we wanted to go for a short walk. Against my better judgment, I peered into the jungle, looked at the boys and I said, “Yes.” We departed the van, stretched, looked warily through the mangle of trees and started walking. Suddenly, the valley opened up below us and we were in the shadow of a 300-year-old crucifix, erected by missionaries and conquistadors when they settled in the Valley of Antigua. Later, from the streets of Antigua, we looked up

and saw that same cross, keeping vigil over us in the valley. Our hotel, Posada Don Valentino was two blocks from the historic central square of Antigua, the former capital of Guatemala. Because Antigua was once the capital of the country, it had a great water and sewer system with necessary irrigation. As we climbed the roads surrounding Antigua, the value of this water became abundantly clear---most residences in the hillside towns have the equivalent of 30 minutes of running water per day if they are lucky. Those who are not as fortunate must walk miles every morning to receive plastic containers of potable water for their daily use. Our hotel was built like most of the Spanish architecture throughout the historic district---an enclosed building surrounding an open-center garden. There were only six hotel rooms that were at one time a bedroom to a former resident of this renovated home. We have no complaints concerning our accommodations; it was safe and clean and had an abundance of running water and private baths. We were able to relax in what was once the sitting room and had access to the kitchen should we want to warm our food. Throughout the country, we did suffer technology withdrawal due to the lack of available cell service and archaic internet bandwidth, but we survived and lived to tell the tale. The valley of Antigua is guarded by the Fire Volcano, the Water Volcano and Pacaya. The water volcano, dormant for many years is a giant lake; the fire volcano still puffed steam as a reminder of the inevitable eruption; Pacaya, which last erupted in 2010, was our next destination after check-in at the Posada Don Valentino. Fuego, the Fire volcano, erupted as recently as January of this year. Eruptions have produced ash fall, pyroclastic flows and lava flows. The Guatemalans described “bombs” flying through the air. These are Lahars, ejection of blocks from the cone. An eruption of this volcano could affect as many as 100,000 people who currently live in the danger zone. We observed Fuego from afar. The Water Volcano, Volcán de Agua and also known as Hunahpú by Mayans, is a stratovolcano and has been inactive

“I would say that my experience in Guatemala was probably the most fun I’ve ever had in my life. It was an adventure. There aren’t really any words to describe how good we felt after we built the house for those little girls. These girls had nothing. I think we can truly appreciate what we have here in the United States after seeing how these people live. It was heartwarming to see the smiles on their faces when we finished building and they had a house. They couldn’t thank us enough.” – Brad Canfield ’13


since the mid 16th century. It dominates the local landscape except when hidden by cloud cover. The volcano is within five to ten kilometers of the city of Antigua and provides fertile ground for the growing of coffee on its slopes. The final volcano of the trilogy flanking Antigua is Pacaya and would be the site of our first adventure. A caldera-forming eruption at Pacaya occurred 23,000 years ago. The next activity on record occurred between 1961 and 2000. More recently, strombolian activity persisted, with two to three paroxysmal eruptions each year. The most recent eruption took place on May 28, 2010. Guatemala’s President declared a state of “calamity” in two provinces and opened emergency shelters to accommodate over 1,700 residents who were evacuated. The international airport at Guatemala City that we flew into remained closed for 20 hours while workers removed inches of volcanic ash. Knowing the recent history of Pacaya made our 3K hike straight up the side of the mountain very exciting. The boys hiked; I rode a very sure-footed horse named Canello. As my horse climbed the 3K straight up, I questioned my decision to sit six feet above the ground as the docile palomino became nervous. The reasons for

his agitation became apparent as we cleared the tree-line and a herd of wild horses appeared heading toward me… Canello didn’t like that. Canello and I departed company on the spot and I continued to the summit on Michele Carlin, Brad Canfield ’13, Alex Lin ’13, Taylor Hu ’15 and foot. Jason Lee ’13 at the Pacaya Volcano lava field. There are no words to describe walking on blackened ground, scraps, while they awaited a wonderful still warm from its 2010 eruption. The meal of steak and guacamole. Exhausted, panorama was barren; steam still rose out we went to bed early in anticipation of our of small holes in the ground. The air has first day’s work. cooled from the 75° F at the base to 45° One of the most notable differences at the summit. The boys crawled inside between the vacations these boys were acsome of the holes to warm themselves customed to and our trip to Antigua was the before we continued on our trek… nature’s evening ritual at the hotel. At dusk, the three sauna. Before leaving this eerie scene we inch thick oak doors to the hotel are closed roasted marshmallows and etched “T-P” into and locked, followed by the locking of the the lava field for posterity. iron gate four feet inside those doors. There The hike down the volcano was a bit is no coming and going at your leisure---for treacherous as well. Night was falling and your safety, you stay inside your hotel. the sounds of the evening were nothing On Monday morning, we met at the front less than creepy. Gone were the familiar of the hotel and walked a block to a local peepers from the pond at T-P, replaced by bagel café. Breakfast was much Americancalls of animals and birds we could only ized. It was here we had Wi-Fi, although imagine. As we descended the mountain, without enough bandwidth to upload any it began to rain, with the full downpour mercifully holding off until we returned to a covered area at the base of the volcano. It was here the boys got their first exposure to the true poverty of the area. They observed parents sending their children to beg for food and quetzals, the Guatemalan currency. Our dinner Sunday evening was bittersweet as the boys reflected on the dirty little children, running in the rain to beg for

Left, Alex Lin ‘13 with the Chavez Perez family; right, Jason Lee ‘13 entertains Julio, son of one of the local masons

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pictures or videos. After breakfast, we continued one more block to the central square to buy a sandwich for lunch and wait for our ride to the work site. As we rounded the corner to the square, we were immediately surrounded by street sellers trying to give us “your price” and the “good price for you today” for everything from hand beaded necklaces, to copied Mayan artifacts, hand-woven scarves and hand-carved flutes. These street people did not take “no” for an answer and were as persistent as teenagers begging for the keys to your car. Not long after the onslaught began, we were rescued by the director of From Houses to Homes, Joe Collins. A well-respected man in Antigua, the street people scattered at his request and he welcomed us to our projects. We were introduced to the local men, the equivalent of our civil engineers, masons and carpenters who would guide us on our expedition. With pleasantries completed, the paid workers jumped into the cab of the pickup truck, while we all climbed into the bed of the truck for the 20 minute ride on cobblestone streets from the valley of Antigua to the highlands of San Antonio where the construction would begin. When envisioning the building of a house, one must stray from the conventional wooden construction of which we are accustomed. We were building a 13’ x 9’ single room, concrete block and mortar structure with a corrugated steel roof accented by a skylight fashioned from corrugated clear plastic. The building would have one operable window and one door that locked. The floor is poured concrete. When we arrived at the building site, we were speechless. We expected poverty, but this moved past that. This lovely family of five, mom, dad and three daughters ages 15, 11 and 4, lived in a walled patch of dry and dusty dirt. They slept under a leanto, all five in the same area. They cooked over an open fire under another lean-to but

were fortunate to have functioning sanitary services made private by only a few pieces of rusted, corrugated steel and a curtain of withered fabric. They bathed, washed their food, clothes and dirty dishes in the same sink and showered under a garden hose. In their “yard” we found, sand to make concrete, 100-pound bags of cement, gravel

They were clothed in the preprinted championship gear of the team that eventually lost the World Series, the Super Bowl, the Stanley Cup and NBA Playoffs.

and concrete blocks. The workers wasted no time delegating tasks to us: move 100 blocks over to that spot and hammer a hole in the center of each; move 20 wheelbarrow-loads of sand, eight wheelbarrow-loads of gravel and eight 100-pound bags of cement over there; turn on the water; dig the footings; mix the concrete… Every day was another in the building process---move this, mix that, carry it here, dig it there… Through blisters to calluses, sunburn to windburn, warm sunshine to chilly mist, the boys worked tirelessly alongside the patriarch of the family and his two oldest daughters. Anytime we were tired, we did not need to look far for inspiration to find the eyes of the family working alongside us toward our goal. The children we encountered were happy to play soccer in the street, dig sand in the backyard or occupy themselves with the few second hand toys they’d acquired over the years. They were clothed in the preprinted championship gear of the team that eventually lost the World Series, the Super Bowl, the Stanley Cup and NBA Playoffs. They shared one cell phone per family. They did not have computers or televisions. Some did not have electricity. Those that did, shared their radio with their neighbors. By all western definitions, they were technologically deficient and communications were limited. Although the health concerns of the general population are relatively the same as the United States, diabetes and high blood pressure, that is where the similarities end. Their divorce rate is less than 1%. They are sad they cannot attend school. They are comforted by the fact that they have shelter, food and each other. If we take anything away from this experience, it should be a deeper appreciation for the lives we have been given. We should be grateful for what we have; we should give more to those that do not; we should complain less; we should thank more. We should define our life by the quality of living we do, not the quantity of “stuff” we have.


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“To whom much is given, Much will be expected.” —Luke 12:48

Trinity-Pawling has a long tradition of community service. We share here the breadth of this tradition with some examples of students and faculty who have served beyond the boundaries of the T-P campus, freely offering their time, talents and energy to help those to whom not as much has been given. Servants, well done.

Kevin Vides ’14 Rebuilding Katrina-damaged homes and schools (Mississippi, Summer 2012)

Nathan Li ’14 Forming a community service group with friends in his home city. (Xi’an, China, Spring 2012)

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Sean McEvoy ’13 Building a school (Iten, Kenya, Summer 2011)

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Francesco Mennillo ’12 Building a school in Africa (Burkina Faso, Summer 2010)

This spring Trinity-Pawling students and faculty participated in a Relay for Life event held on the campus of sister school, Westover. The event – involving a walk-a-thon and luminary service honoring those who have lost or continue to fight their battle with cancer – was the culmination of many weeks of fundraising activities coordinated by more than fifty T-P students. Through “dress down” days, selling pink ties, working odd jobs, to organizing craft sales, over $28,000 was raised for the event. Students have already begun to plan Relay for Life 2013 to be hosted on the T-P campus!

T-P Farmhands Pounding Posts, Picking Pumpkins (Cascade Farm, October 2011)

Mr. Taylor Teaching English (Guatemala, 2012)

Akrem Muzemil ’12 Building soccer fields through a charity he founded (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Summer 2011)

Mr. Gillette and Mr. Reade Volunteering in an orphanage (Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Summer 2011)

Mr. Berghold Teaching English in a rural school (Tigray, Ethiopia, Spring 2010)

Trinitones Carolling at St. Patrick’s Cathedral (New York City, Winter 2012)

Alex Lin ’13, Brad Canfield ’13, Taylor He ’15, Mrs. Carlin and Bruce Lee ’13 – building a home (Guatemala, Spring 2012)


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Stepping Up The following underclassmen won awards at the Stepping Up ceremony held in All Saints’ Chapel on Saturday afternoon, May 26. Stepping Up is considered the School’s in-house commencement as we bid farewell to the seniors and usher the underclassmen up to the next grade level. Of all the unique ceremonies at Trinity-Pawling, Stepping Up is the most poignant, steeped in a century of tradition. Following the awards, leadership of the student body is transferred from the old prefects to the new prefects who are announced at the close of the service. Upon leaving the Chapel, the seniors line up on the walkway behind Cluett to shake hands and bid farewell to the faculty and to the underclassmen.

Prefects for 2012-2013, the School’s highest leadership position for students, are determined by vote of the student body and the faculty. Next year’s Prefects: Head Prefect Theo Kelly, Junior Prefect Chris Murphy, Gyuri Dragomir, Jack Margiotta, Gibson Drysdale, Tanner Zacharewicz, Casey Kelly, Andrew Zona

established the Colhoun History Essay Prize to recognize the best essay written on United States history. Soon Pil Hong ‘13

Underclassmen Awards 2012

The Xerox Award for excellence in technology. Sung Gwan Choi ‘13

Smith Prize in Mandarin and Chinese Studies Chris Hattar ‘14 Biology Award Phone Quach ‘13 French Award Theodore Kelly ‘13 Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony Award for Humanities/Social Sciences is awarded to a junior who demonstrates a commitment to understanding and addressing difficult social issues, possesses leadership and a dedication to community action, and who has earned strong grades in rigorous humanities and social sciences classes. Frank Fang ‘12

The Rensselaer Medal goes to a member of the junior class who has distinguished himself in mathematics and science. Xin Hai Xie ‘13

The Bausch and Lomb Award is presented to a junior who excels in science. Phong Quach ‘13 The Harvard Prize Book for the junior who exemplifies excellence in scholarship and high character combined with achievement in other fields. Chris Murphy ‘13

The Mayflower Award for proficiency in the study of United States History. Dylan Ginsburg ’12

The George Eastman Young Leaders Award seeks to recognize future leaders who have made an impact on their school community through extensive involvement in extracurricular activities and by earning high grades in challenging courses. Theo Kelly ’13

Richard Colhoun, former chair of the Board of Trustees from 1978 to 1991,

The Colhoun Award for the Most Improved Freshman is given in memory of

Craig Colhoun, class of 1972. Mitsuhiro Mihara ‘15 The Hastings Award for the Most Improved Sophomore is given by the Hastings family. Bishop Bradford Hastings was a graduate and Head Prefect of the class of 1937. Dante Tomassini ‘14 The Citizenship Awards for each class are determined by vote of the faculty. This year’s award winners include Mike Tagani ‘15 for the Freshman Citizenship Award; Wyatt Hill ‘14 for the Sophomore Citizenship Award; and Theo Kelly ‘13 for the Junior Citizenship Award. Honor Students: Woo Kyeuk Chang ‘12, Chia Ming “Jimmy” Lee ’14; Phong Quach ’13

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105th Commencement Exercises

Trinity-Pawling School held its 105th Commencement Exercises on Sunday, May 27, 2012, and celebrated the graduation of 82 students. To see a full list of the Class of 2012 go to The ceremony featured a number of speakers, and the presentation of awards and diplomas. Andrea Mennillo, father of Francesco ‘12, gave the Commencement Address. Other speakers included Yu Xu, who delivered the Valedictory Address, and Mitch Bottini who spoke as Head Prefect. The diplomas were delivered by Board of Trustee President Elizabeth P. Allen.

Commencement Awards and Prizes Honor Student Grade 12 Yu Xu Henderson Prize in English Rob Reier Environmental Science Award Si Hun Lee Elliot Prize in Senior Mathematics Yu Xu Chemistry Award Yu Xu Spanish Award James Burt Anderson Prize in Latin Doo Ho Ro Religion Award Itsuki Yashina Art Award Jun Youp Kim Music Award Yusen Xia Excellence in Theater Sands Barker Other Awards Presented Tennant Drama Award was awarded to Alex Silva Norwood L. Pinder Prize in Journalism Named after the first editor of The Phoenix in 1908, the original literary journal and yearbook of the Pawling School, this prize honors Pinder’s legacy of giving voice to the life of the School. Alex Ros Gatchell Sportsmanship Award The recipient was unanimously voted best sportsman for the past three years as he excelled in soccer, hockey, and lacrosse. His work ethic was matched by few. Moreover, he truly cared about the overall team effort and possessed more school spirit than any other player. He was constantly respectful and went out of his way to pick up his teammates’ spirits. Sam Mark

Senior Citizenship was awarded to Max Franzone Acrish Award The Kevin Neil Acrish Award to the Junior Prefect is given in memory of Kevin Acrish, a member of the class of 1990 who was elected Junior Prefect. Each year this award is given to the penultimate authority in recognition of those qualities so typical of Kevin...... loyalty to the school and friends, concern for others, and a sense of humor. Jay Hooper McCollum Award The McCollum Award is named for the first Head Prefect of Trinity-Pawling, Franklin McCollum, class of 1950. Mr. McCollum never forgot the lasting impact that Trinity-Pawling had on his life and that of his classmates. To be Head Prefect is even more demanding as all of this has to be done with the added burden of knowing what to say and what to do while leading the class of 2012 each day. Mitch Bottini

Kenneth B. Weeman Athletic Award The Kenneth B. Weeman Athletic Award is given by his widow and sons, members of classes in 1959 and 1961, and his grandson, a member of the class of 1991. Factors to be considered are the individual sense of sportsmanship, demonstrated leadership, personal commitment to the athletic program, and to the traditions of Trinity-Pawling School. Mitch Bottini


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Headmaster’s Award for Excellence was awarded to James Burt Wells Award The Wells Award, named for its donor, a member of the class of1938, is presented annually to the student who combines outstanding performance and growth in all areas of life at TrinityPawling School. Character, a concern for and service to others, loyalty and dedication to the established traditions of the school are among the criteria for determining the award. Itsuki Yashina

Trinitones, was captain of cross-country, ran track and played squash. An outstanding citizen, he set the bar high for all other students. He will matriculate at Emory University. Rob Reier Gamage Award for General Excellence The Gamage Award, named for Frederick Luther Gamage, founder and first headmaster of the Pawling School, is awarded by vote of the faculty to a member of the senior class whose overall record is one of General Excellence. Matt Kelly

Matthew E. Dann Award for General Excellence Dr. Matthew E. Dann was headmaster of Trinity-Pawling School 1946 to 1970. This award is given annually by his family and friends recognize the outstanding boy in the junior class. Theo Kelly Eugene O. Colley Award for Leadership In addition to earning honors grades in a challenging curriculum of six advanced placement courses among other honors level courses, the recipient was involved in more activities perhaps than any other student. In addition, he sang with the

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Valedictory Address

Head Prefect Address

by Yu Xu

by Mitch Bottini


e will always remember the incredible spirit generated by fans cheering for the varsity basketball team in its amazing come from behind win against Taft this past winter. We will always remember banding together to dress up and raising over $5,000 for the son of an alumnus in need of a bone marrow transplant. And we will always remember saying goodbye to the underclassman and faculty as we lined the walk in front of chapel after our stepping up ceremony. T-P provides a myriad of opportunities. The faculty act as mentors, and show us how to take advantage of all that the school offers. And the students support one another in order to make life better for all. This is the place where we study, where we live, where we laugh, and where we cry. What’s more important, it is the place where we love.


f those lessons, I have come to learn, the one I value most is that you should follow your passion, stay true to yourself, never follow someone else’s path (unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost and you see a path, then by all means you should follow that). There are different types of students at Trinity-Pawling. Some are athletes, some scholars, and some performers. What I’ve learned is not to try to blend in with the masses, but rather forge my own path. Accepting the opportunity to come to Trinity-Pawling brought the responsibility that each of us needs to succeed. With that responsibility, came the challenge, “To whom much is given, much will be expected.” Conan O’Brien once said, “Success is a lot like a bright, white tuxedo. You feel terrific when you get it, but then you’re desperately afraid of getting it dirty, of spoiling it in any way.” So don’t be afraid to spoil that nice white tux, instead use your success to flourish even more!

Commencement Address by Andrea Mennillo, P ’12


n 280 BC, the Roman consul Appius Claudius Caecus said, “Everyone is the artisan of his or her own fortune.” Gentlemen, you are the architects of your life’s work. You define your success. And by “success,” I am no longer talking about my generation’s definition of it. You see, the idea of success is changing. It is moving beyond money and status. Its true value is far greater than any paycheck. And far more meaningful than any status you can achieve. You are setting out into the world at a time when keen and compassionate thinkers and doers are needed more than ever before in our lifetime. Our modem challenges are complex. Our world today needs more educated and compassionate thinkers and doers ... to filter out the noise, to drill down to the heart of our challenges and to influence responsible change. Gentlemen, our world needs thinkers and doers

like you. As you leave these 150 acres that you have called home, you are leaving with a blue-chip education that sets you apart. Some of you came to Trinity-Pawling from families where a good education was expected. Some of you have families who had to overcome steep obstacles to get you here. But as of today you are all fortunate. With an education from this school, you have so much opportunity in front of you. There is no doubt that all of you want to succeed. But if you do not do good, as well ... if you do not live a compassionate life ... then your material success will never be enough. So, as a husband, as a father and as a man, here is what I want to tell you today: Live by the motto of your soon-to-be alma mater. Hold on to your commitment to character and you will not go wrong ... Hold on to your sense of self, your curiosity, your love of learning, your unfettered imagination of what can be ... Hold on to your values and always, always treat others as you would want to be treated ... Live an authentic life. Live a compassionate life. And live a life imbued with goodness and guts. Make all of these things happen, gentlemen. And I promise you, success ... true success ... will surely follow. Buonafortuna, Class of 2012. Congratulations.


the inevitable by-product of students coming to grips with digital Astronomy students use an iPad under the night sky media, is good. Whereas we in the admission world used to spend hours pitching our schools and voices in just such a way as to account, fill in your be attractive to kids, we information and send it you think these guys are ready for long weekend? now spend hours looking to us online. Your information for appropriate venues and populates directly into our database with mediums through which our no intervention. Listen to the voices of Continued from page 9 kids can speak directly to their peers our boys by following periodic features websites, they can search countabout what the Trinity-Pawling published in the Lion’s Den student less personal blogs, tweets and experience is. blog or following Trinityposts for corroborative information, Browse our Pawling on Facebook first-hand or otherwise. Today, a parent’s website, and Twitter. Watch Major upset up primary worry is that there is too much and the truth hockey games in the NE West information available about schools, not of the above webcast online No. 2 Deerfield (Mass.) too little. They must weigh all they can find will be featuring color falls to Trinity-Pawling on a given institution, carefully listening for immediately commentary from (N.Y.) in overtime the ring of authenticity. apparent. current students. Indeed, the search for authenticity The viewbook Watch faculty Retweeted by Trinity-Pawling Lax is now what drives most admission is now online. give chapel talks on professionals. Check the websites of those Never again will YouTube. Look over the on the cutting edge, and you will see that we produce a paper shoulder of a boy participating slick production values and elaborately version as we have before. in a Robotics Challenge. Raise money with staged films and set-pieces have been Since it was made available the boys through Relay for Life. replaced by the voices of students through digital means, It’s all available online. And because speaking simply and directly to one over 15,000 individual viewers have it is, you no longer need the Admission another. The slicker a piece is, the more it checked it out over the last year. If you Office to explain life at the school. You can is likely to be viewed with suspicion. Grit, wish to apply to Trinity-Pawling, start an see it for yourself in real time!

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part, provided specimen trees and shrubs for the arboretum. The goal is to further enhance the collection of stately trees that already exist on campus. The arboretum was conceived as both a teaching resource for Trinity-Pawling students and faculty, and as a community resource. “We are extremely fortunate Trinity-Pawling School will officially to have trustees and faculty who have, dedicate the School’s Arboretum on through their vision and dedication, Friday, September 21, 2012 at 6:00 pm. moved this project forward over the last Jeff Horst, curator of the Vassar Arborefew years,” commented Headmaster tum, will be the keynote speaker. Arch Smith. The arboretum features an interpretive The arboretum reflects the School’s walk through the School’s 150 acres. Of commitment to creating an atmosphere the many native trees which grace the of excitement, enthusiasm, and intercampus, the interpretive walk includes est about the living environment while 241 specimens and over 30 varietsupporting the School’s goal of reducies. The School’s Commemorative and ing energy consumption and promoting Memorial Tree Program has, in large campus sustainability.

T-P Arboretum to be dedicated in Fall

Classroom lessons will be reinforced when students take an active part in the planting and caring for the trees and as they observe the natural seasonal rhythms. This hands-on experience will deepen students’ understanding of the living landscape, as well as the environmental and health benefits — both physical and emotional — of trees. Details are available at arboretum.

New Faculty Housing Comes Online

Construction has been completed for nine of ten new faculty non-dormitory housing units, thanks to the generosity of Marlynn and Bill Scully ‘57. One large multi-family residence building known as “Faculty Row” and two single family homes have replaced the old maintenance garages and the area known as the Barracks, located on the north side of campus beyond Johnson Hall. The final unit, a freestanding home, will be completed by the summer of 2013. The Barracks,

originally built in 1944 for the Army as temporary housing when the School closed, were finally demolished in June 2012. The principal architect for this project was Walt Hauser ‘96 of Kaeyer, Garment & Davidson Architects, PC, of Mount Kisco, NY. The same firm was responsible for the design of our dining center, Scully Hall, completed in September 2009.


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Got Milk? In 1972, there were 320 dairy farms in Dutchess and Columbia counties. In 2012, there are 20. Dr. Sam Simon, president of Hudson Valley Fresh, a local dairy cooperative, spoke with the boys about the health benefits of consuming fresh and local dairy products. Dedicated to preserving the agricultural heritage of the Hudson Valley, HVF’s farmers care for 1,200 milking cows and manage 5,000 acres of grazing space. This past September, the School’s dining service, Culinart, changed its dairy vendor to HVF. Culinart Manager Mark Barone said, “We support buying fresh and local food as much as possible.” A remarkable number of students have commented on how good the milk tastes this year. “We’ve doubled our milk consumption since the changeover. Kids are going crazy for the chocolate milk!” And no wonder: HVF uses expensive Dutch cocoa rather than cheaper high fructose corn syrup.


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Under the direction of several T-P faculty and visiting lecturers, T-P’s “Food for Thought” series continues to generate excitement. The boys learn in the way they learn best – by diving right in and getting their hands dirty. From cranking a turn-of-the-century cider press to inoculating logs with mycorrhiza spores, this continues to be a popular event. If you have an idea or wish to participate as a guest speaker, please contact Dean of Faculty Maria Reade, founder of the program.


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The Buzz on campus. In January, boys were able to handle the various parts of a wooden beehive box and then sample twelve different flavors of natural honey. They also viewed the award-winning documentary “Queen of the Sun,” which explores the global honeybee crisis and the allure of beekeeping. Sean Michie ’12 was so inspired that he built three beehives for his Eagle Scout project and then donated them to the School. Seed starting. Boys in Mike Webber’s “Environment Today” class learned how to compare the qualities of various soils and sow seeds which then germinated in the glass greenhouse annex of the biology lab. “I used to think it was all just dirt – now I have a real respect for soil science!” said Alex Silva ’12, above right. Silva will pursue Environmental Studies at SUNY Brockport.

Maple Syrup. In February 2011, a group of boys helped tap out trees at a nearby farm. This winter, Maria Reade along with Ashley and Josh Frost ’04 helped the boys tap thirty sugar maple trees that line T-P’s front driveway. Over March break, more than 80 gallons of sap were collected, yielding two gallons of pure sweet syrup. Bring on the pancakes!!

Fungus Among Us. Two dozen boys and faculty members learned how to force-cultivate mushrooms. They drilled holes in hardwood logs and pounded in spore-infused wooden pegs. By next fall, those logs should produce several pounds of shiitake, oyster, and hen-of-the-woods mushrooms.

Good Clean Fun: Soapmaking. Michele Carlin (Admissions) and Gary Gray (Science Chair) demonstrated how to make soap from olive and canola oil mixed with lye crystals. The only tools were an immersion blender and a cardboard milk container. With arms encased in rubber gloves, the boys mixed the compound and let it harden for three weeks into a cake. Transplanting greens. In late April, Maria Reade showed the boys how to transplant seedlings into the garden beds in and outside of Gamage’s Greenhouse. The 22’ x 48’ structure was completed over the summer of 2011 with the persistence of a handful of faculty members and local students. Several boys worked throughout the fall and spring with Mrs. Reade to tend and harvest the produce which goes directly from the gardens into the salad bar in Scully Hall.

Pestomania. Campus-grown basil and garlic, coupled with olive oil and parmesan cheese, melded into a delectable pesto which the boys sampled over sliced tomatoes and spread on crusty bread. Buon appetito!

Butter. Scoop the thick layer of heavy cream from a container of fresh unpasteurized organic milk, pour it into a glass Mason jar, and let eager boys shake shake shake. Within minutes, a lump of golden butter appears. Add a pinch of salt and voila – alchemy! “This is the best thing I have ever tasted,” exclaimed Chris DeMaria ’13, on left.

Cider. How many boys does it take to turn ten bushels of apples into cider? Using a century-old wooden press, the lads cranked out nearly fifteen gallons of cider. The leftover apple mash went straight into the School’s compost pile.


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Pride Athletics Fall Sports Season Varsity Football (3-5) The Pride struggled through an injury plagued season. If losing two key linemen on both sides of the ball was not enough, the star running back responsible for 90% of the Pride offense was sidelined with a concussion. Despite the final record, the season ended on a high note. The squad traveled to Brunswick on a chilly November night to do battle on the turf in a game under the lights. Brunswick scored with four minutes to go in the game, to go ahead by 5. Trinity-Pawling was able to mount a comeback scoring with just 45 seconds left in the contest. The offense was able to convert critical downs into much needed first downs, as Dylan Pasik ‘12 completed a 15-yard pass on 4th and 13. Trent Dennington ‘12 managed to hit the open hole and run in for the winning touchdown. Despite missing three games with a concussion, Leroy Dobbins ’12 still managed to run for 1,100 yards in five games – 220 yards per game. Lower Football (4-3) After coming off an undefeated season last year, the JV team looked to rebuild. An entirely new squad managed to finish above .500. Included in these four wins were some tough battles. T-P managed to outlast Rumsey Hall 14-8 in double OT. Another solid win was a 46-12 team effort over Kent. Standouts included Tyler Kellogg ‘15 at QB and TB Gianni Bianchin ‘13, who ran for nine TD’s and over 700 yards in six games. Junior Ken Hepari was a standout FB, who gained over 400 yards rushing, made several key blocks, and punched in a TD during a rain soaked victory over Berkshire. With only two remaining players from the previous season, the final outcome was impressive. The future looks bright for Lower Football.

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Varsity Soccer (5-9-1) After a strong preseason, the soccer squad was ready to kick off the 2011 campaign. A 5-1 romp over Green Farms Academy to start the season was promising, but the joy was short-lived as the team was defeated by Avon the next game. Dropping the next five games would challenge the morale of the squad, as the boys fell to South Kent, Loomis, Berkshire, Brunswick and Taft. The streak was halted with a hard fought tie against Hopkins. The Pride reached a critical juncture in the season with a record of 1-7-1, and eight games left. A rare October snow storm saw two matches cancelled, and the team was forced to practice indoors for a week. Perhaps this changed the mentality of the team, as they finished the remaining six games with a 4-2 record, recording wins over Gunnery, Westminster, Founders League powerhouse Salisbury, and Cheshire in a game under the lights.

bury team to conclude the season. Two losses came against highly skilled opponents Choate (2-1) and South Kent (3-2). The JV squad looks to rebound and build on the progress made this season. Thirds Soccer (1-7-2)

Cross Country (3-7) The Trinity-Pawling harriers were able to achieve victories over powerhouses Salisbury, Millbrook and Berkshire. T-P XC found much success running on their home course, registering two of their three wins on the T-P campus. The squad fared very well at the Founders meet finishing 8th, and taking home 14th at New Englands. Almost every member of the squad set a personal best time on the difficult course at Andover during the Championship race. Co-captains Robert Reier ’12 and Chris Murphy ’13 served as superb leaders during the season. The top seven runners included Sean McEvoy ’13, Tom Spore ’13, AJ Beckwith ’14, JV Soccer (1-7) Murphy, Matt Lazarcheck ’13, Tanner This was a building year for the JV Soc- Zacharewicz ‘ 13 and Bruce Lee ’13. cer squad. Finishing with a 1-7 record, the team grew as the season progressed. Its lone win came over a tough Canter-


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Athletes Honored

At the conclusion of each athletic season students and faculty gather in the Gardiner Theater to honor Varsity Athletes. Coaches and captains speak about team accomplishments, and certain student-athletes receive awards for their outstanding contributions. As is tradition, these awards are followed by the Athletic Banquet in Scully Hall.

Winter Sports Season

FA L L Soccer

Annual Award: Sam Mark ‘12

to send the game to overtime. Offensively, the team was led by Captains Max Franzone ’12 and Jimmy Burt ’12. Burt ’12 led the scoring attack averaging nearly a point a game, while line mate Charlie Zuccarini ’14 led the team in overall scoring. Defensively, the Pride was led by senior goaltender Fredrik Melander ’12. Melander was a stalwart between the pipes finishing the season with a 90% save percentage. The Pride will return 13 of 20 rostered players for the 20122013 campaign. JV Hockey (11-6-0) After starting out the season 1-4-0, the JV Hockey team went on a 10-2-0 run enabling them to finish the season 11-6-0. This is the first time in JV Hockey history that a team earned 11 wins. This team scored 81 goals in 17 games, Varsity Hockey (6-16-3) earned 104 assists. The team had the The Pride recorded several big wins fewest penalty minutes and was the least including a 2-1 victory over perennial penalized team in the JV league. Their league power Avon Old Farms and a penalty kill was a whopping 93%. There 5-0 win over Tabor Academy in the Avon were three noteworthy individual acChristmas Classic the following week. complishments; Bryce Jurk ‘13 broke the The boys also earned three gritty comeassist record tallying 23 in 17 games. back ties against talented Choate, Hotch- Julian Garritano ‘13 broke the goal kiss, and Taft squads. The Taft tie had the scoring record scoring 29 goals in fans on the edge of their seats as Junior 17 games. While goaltender Jack Gyuri Dragomir ’13 notched the equalMargiotta ‘13 finished the season izer with less than 30 seconds remaining with a 91% save percentage, and Varsity Wrestling (8-9) A rare losing season contained many highlights. Led by Captains Jed Bricker ’12, Matt DeMaria ’13, and Christian Werlau ’13 the team earned an 8-9 record in an injury plagued campaign. Many individuals stepped up to fill in spots that were vacated due to injury or illness, and the squad always maintained a positive outlook despite their inexperience. Bricker, although sidelined for the second half of the season, remained a valuable contributor helping to coach many of the less experienced wrestlers. Matt DeMaria and Werlau consistently produced victories for the team, both placing second in the Westerns before they fell victim to the injury/illness bug at the New England’s. The future is bright for the Pride wrestling program.

Coaches Award: Ben Hall ‘13

Coaches Award: Gyuri Dragomir ‘13

was the team MVP. Jurk and Garritano earned awards for the record-breaking seasons. Thirds Hockey (3-8) Varsity Basketball (8-14) Basketball experienced a season of up’s and down’s. Trinity-Pawling battled tough competition and saw vast improvements as the season progressed. The squad dropped an early game to Hotchkiss 63-30, but the second contest against Hotchkiss was much closer with a slight edge going to the Bearcats 48-46. T-P showed tremendous PRIDE as they overcame a 25-point deficit to come back and win 57-53 over a tough Taft team. T-P was down 38-16 at half but remained focused and determined to mount a huge come back. The Pride also mounted a strong effort against Belmont Hill in a thrilling 58-55 OT win. JV Basketball (13-3) JV hoops finished this season extremely well with a 13-3 record. The squad was led by Thomas Brewer ’12 and Zach Thornton ’13. JV Hoops

Left, Trent Dennington ‘12 breaks through a Salisbury defender in a game under the lights; Ahmet Bidav ‘12 looks to make a play downfield in a 5-1 victory over Green Farms Academy; Matt Lazarcheck ‘13 eyes the finish line during the home strech in a meet against Millbrook; right, Matt DeMaria ‘13 gains positioning against his Gunnery opponent; Leo Skehan ‘12 looks for open ice in a win over Albany Academy.


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McCabe Award: Rob Reier ‘12

opened up their season with a decisive 62-20 win over Gunnery. After a tough double OT loss to Westminster, 59-58, the Pride went on an eight-game winning streak. The improvement of the JV team was noticeable after it dropped a contest to Canterbury 66-48 early in the season, but prevailed with a late season 50-47 win over the Saints. The squad bookended the year with wins over rival Kent. Thirds Basketball (7-7) Varsity Squash (9-11) Late in the season, the team showed how far they had come by beating Canterbury 4-3, a team who had beaten the Pride earlier in the season 5-2. Each player improved a great deal over the course of the winter due to focused practice and conditioning. Seven players played in the US High School Team Nationals at Yale in early February and played in the New England Interscholastic Tournament at Choate in the last weekend of the winter. Captain Mitch Bottini ‘12 finished his four years of squash at T-P with the best record on the team at 13-7. For the second season in a row, Trinity-Pawling has earned the Interscholastic Team Sportsmanship Award. JV Squash (4-10) JV Squash progressed well. Itsuki Yashina ‘12 and Peter Yip ’15 served as captains of this year’s squad. Dave Wu ‘14 was #1 player and MVP and garnered the most wins (6). Myung Koo ‘14 and Jason Hwang ‘13 had five wins. John Kelly ‘15 was able to take home the Most Improved Player Award. Thirds Squash (3-6)

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Annual Award: Sean McEvoy ‘13


Annual Award: Trent Dennington ‘12

Skiing (12-28) The lack of snow and wet conditions didn’t dampen the team’s spirits as the team competed hard at every race. Due to the lack of gate training the team started out slow, finishing last in the first race of the year. There were some good results, as Ben Parnell ‘12 finished in the top 15, while Gibson Drysdale ’13 finished in the top 25. This team improved and was able to take home gold in the last qualifying race of the year. Alex Ros ‘12 and Ian Slakas ‘12 finished in the top 20, while Drysdale, Parnell and new comer Ko Ko Kochen ‘13 rounded out the field to squeak out a win over rival Salisbury School. This had the team peaking at the right time as they headed into championship season. Unfortunately, the team struggled at New England’s placing 11th overall. Taylor Miller ‘12 and Parnell had some of the best finishes at the race. Parnell placed 19th overall at the Slalom Championships, while Slakas, the most consistent racer at the league championships, placed in both disciplines achieving the fastest team times in the Giant Slalom.

Spring Sports Season Varsity Lacrosse (11-7) With a new coaching staff and a young team, the Pride enjoyed a successful season. The team concluded the year with an 11-7 record (5-2 in Founders), the second most wins in school history. The Pride finished 6th in New England West, and 2nd in the Founders League. The Pride recorded several huge wins this season, including an 8-7 OT win over nationally ranked No. 2 Deerfield Academy. This was Deerfield’s first loss in over 40 games. TrinityPawling also bested Founders foe Avon Old Farms 11-10, mounting a late game comeback and scoring the go ahead goal with 13 seconds left. Members of the


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Gatchell Coaches Award: Sportsmanship Award: Leroy Dobbins ‘12 Chris Shannon ‘12

squad received many honors this season. Goalie James Granito ’12, Julian Garritano ’13, and Gianni Bianchin ’13 earned All-Founders League accolades. Granito and Matt Kelly ’12 earned All Western New England awards. Jordan McKenzie ’14 and Bryce Jurk ’13 earned Founders League Honorable Mention. At the annual New England Coaches Dinner, first year head coach Nic Bell was awarded Coach of the Year for New England West. This is a prestigious award given to a coach who demonstrated excellence this season. Pride Lacrosse has returned to prominence in New England. JV Lacrosse (4-9) The 2012 year contained many challenges for the JV Lax squad. With only four returning players, the team managed to grow and compete on a high level towards the end of the year. The squad suffered close losses to Salisbury and Kent, but battled to earn a tough win over Canterbury 4-3 in overtime. The team earned wins over Millbrook and the Gunnery. The JV Pride was capable of battling through some injuries to finish strong despite their rigorous schedule. Thirds Lacrosse (2-8) Varsity Baseball (6-11) Varsity Baseball finished 6-11 this season. They managed to register many key wins over some tough opponents through-


Skiing Ned Reade Cup: Mitch Bottini ‘12

Livingston B. Cole Award: Gibson Drysdale ‘13


Most Improved Award: Konstantin Kochen ‘13

out the year. Perhaps the most significant victory was a 9-8, 9th-inning, three-run comeback over a strong Loomis squad. The Pride managed to register 21 runs against a talented Westminster team, and put forth a solid effort to beat Founders foe Taft. Suffering two close 9-8 losses to rival

multiple schools on a given day did not enjoy many practice rounds. The squad earned impressive victories over Brunswick and Hotchkiss. Captain John Collins ’13 managed to place 4th out of 63 golfers at the Founders League tournament. The team will return many players next year and

Kent and Choate summed up their season. T-P was close in almost every game this season. The Pride always managed to put forth a solid effort, and competed hard in every contest.

looks to improve and continue achieving success.

Varsity Tennis (4-7) After a strong start Tennis struggled with a challenging schedule to conclude JV Baseball (5-9) the season. The team was fast out of the JV Baseball finished with high expectagate winning their first three matches over tions for next year. Key wins over Rumsey Millbrook, South Kent, and Canterbury. Hall, 16-13 in extra innings gave the team Then the Pride hit the toughest part of their a sense of accomplishment. The Pride schedule, dropping the next six matches. finished the year successfully, winning two In those contests the Pride faced tough of their last three games. They managed to Hotchkiss and Hopkins teams. The squad best a tough Taft squad 12-11, while earn- also dropped a close contest to Kent, 3-4, ing a 25-3 win over rival Kent in their last before bouncing back to beat The Guncontest. The Pride baseball program seems nery 4-3 to conclude the season. to be developing effectively. JV Tennis (4-7) Golf (12-11) The JV tennis team was defined by their The Trinity-Pawling golf team finished teamwork. Led by Tyler Richards ‘14 and with a winning record. The team expeSung Gwan Choi ‘13, the team shuffled rienced many triumphs and faced many around the line up throughout the season, challenges. A squad that usually played experimenting with many doubles combi-

Annual Award: Coaches Award: Gerald McClease ‘12 Miller Lyssikatos ‘12

Left, Braedon Bayer ‘14 dribbles upcourt in a 57-53 win over Taft; Gianni Bianchin ‘12 dodges a short stick Brunswick defender; Brent Howell ‘14 easily clears the bar in a late-season home meet; Ridge Dulitz ‘13 rounds third to eventually score in a 9-8 comeback win over Loomis.

nations. The boys embraced this approach and made the most of their opportunities. Ben Green ‘13 made the most significant contribution to the team despite missing the first half of the season. Along with his killer serve, Ben amassed a 4-1 singles record and a 5-1 doubles record. John Kelly ‘15, Alex Jang ‘14, Matt Dwyer ‘12, and Minh Pham ‘13 rounded out the final roster. Thirds Tennis (2-5) Track (2-11) The track team endured a tough season this spring. Despite the adversity, there still were many highlights this season. T-P finished 7th at Founders, and wrapped up their season finishing 12th at New Englands. Mitch Bottini ’12 capped off a spectacular season going undefeated in the Javelin. Greg Harney ’14 proved to be the fastest boy in the school, and had a spectacular season sprinting.


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Hockey David N. Coratti Award: Christian Werlau ‘13

Sean Kimberly Award: Matt DeMaria ‘13

Most Improved Award: Chris DeMaria ‘13

Annual Award: Freferik Melander ‘12

Richard A. Reece Award: Max Franzone ‘12

National Letters of Intent FOOTBALL


James Meagher James Meagher of Piedmont, CA signed a National Letter of Commitment to West Point Prep, where he will play football in 2012. Meagher will then enroll in the United States Military Academy at West Point as a cadet and play football for them in 2013. Coach Dave Coratti (right) said at the signing, “James is excited about the opportunity to attend one of the best academic institutions in the country, while at the same time, play Division I Football.” Congratulations James!

Dalton Lundy Dalton Lundy of Brooklin, Ontario signed a National Letter of Intent to play lacrosse for Coach Peter Lawrence at University of Hartford. Dalton is a 6’0”, 210 lb. defenseman and will look to make an impact for the Hawks, who play in the competitive America East Conference. We are proud of Dalton for his commitment, hard work and leadership in the school community.

Trent Dennington Trent Dennington of Colleyville, TX signed a Letter of Intent to play football at University of Pennsylvania. Trent came to Trinity-Pawling upon a recommendation from the UPenn football coaching staff. Trent made All-Erickson Conference and All-New England in football, and earned a spot on the Headmaster’s List for the Fall Term. Trent also won the Annual Award in football. Trent is very excited to be attending UPenn next year and to play football for the Quakers!


BASEBALL Kedeem Octave Kedeem Octave of New Windsor, NY signed a National Letter of Intent to play baseball for the Spartans of St. Thomas Aquinas College. St. Thomas is located in Sparkill, NY and is a member of the East Coast Conference. The Spartans finished the season with a record of 34-18, 18-6 in conference play. The Spartans ended their season as runner up in the ECC Championship. Kedeem, 6’1”, 195 pounds, completed a solid season for the Pride as an outfielder.

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Jimmy Joe Granito Jimmy Jo Granito of New Canaan, CT, signed a National Letter of Intent to play lacrosse for Coach Charlie Toomey at Loyola University (MD) the 2012 NCAA Division I National Champion. Jimmy Joe is a 5’11”, 190 lb. goaltender who comes to T-P from New Canaan High School, where he starred in football, hockey and lacrosse for the Rams. Jimmy Joe was instrumental in helping revive Trinity-Pawling lacrosse, earning All Founder’s League and All Western New England accolades, while leading the Pride to 11 wins - the second most in school history.


Fredrik Melander Fredrik Melander of Smedjebackan, Sweden will continue his career at Sacred Heart University in the fall of 2012. Fredrik was outstanding in goal for the Pride this season, and is excited to don the Pioneer uniform and play under Coach CJ Marottolo for the next four years. Freddy makes everyone around him better, and Sacred Heart Is gaining a fine studentathlete. Melander was also the recipient of the Annual Award for Hockey. Jimmy Burt Jimmy Burt of Hamden, CT will matriculate to Trinity College to continue his hockey career. Burt will play under Matt Greason, while wearing the Bantams uniform. Jimmy was ranked

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SPRING Track Coaches Award: Jim Burt ‘12

Annual Award: Mitch Bottini ‘12

amongst the top in points per game in the Founders League. Trinity College plays in the highly competitive NESCAC Conference. Burt, in just one PG year at T-P, was elected team captain and received the Coaches Award for Leadership. Max Franzone Max Franzone of Nanuet, NY has decided to play baseball for the Cardinals of

Coaches Award: Greg Harney ’14

Coaches Award: Travis Clarke ’12

St. John Fisher College. The Cardinals play in the competitive Empire 8 Conference. They finished the season with a 31-12 overall record, 12-6 in conference. St. John Fisher won their conference, but lost in the semi-finals of the NCAA Midwest Regionals. Max, a Prefect, was captain of Varsity Hockey, as well as Baseball. He received the Baseball Annual Award at the end of the year banquet.

Coaches Award: Si Hun Lee ’12

Other Notable College Commitments • Alex Silvia – Nazareth College (Hockey) • Percy Andrews – Denison College (Lacrosse) • Taylor Miller – R.P.I. (Lacrosse) • Caleb Kenney – Roger Williams University (Lacrosse)

Competing with PRIDE: Alumni athletes take it on the road Many Trinity-Pawling alumni have found success at a highly competitive collegiate level. T-P continues to prepare its students for rigors of the college classroom and playing field. T-P alumni can be found on a number of NCAA Division I, II, and III rosters. Many go on to become captains and leaders of their respective teams. In more recent years T-P alumni have played for Colgate, Princeton, Columbia, West Point, Bucknell, Tulane, Temple, Stanford, Boston College, Syracuse, George Washington and Hofstra. Most recently Derek Dennis ‘07 (Temple University) has signed with The New England Patriots. The 6’3”, 315 lb. guard looks to get some playing time this season. Congratulations to all of these T-P alumni for carrying the PRIDE with them!

Derek Dennis ’07 Temple University ior All-Star Game) (2011 Blue-Gray Sen riots Pat nd gla En w Ne The

Mike MacDonald ’11 Princeton University

Mo Vaughn ’86 Seton Hall Boston Red Sox

Joe Moore ’08 Syracuse University


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Annual Award: Shelly Bobrow ’13


Annual Award: John Collins ‘13

Annual Award: James Granito ‘12

Most Improved Player: Caleb Kenney ‘12

2011 Athletic Hall of Fame

Director of Athletics Brian Foster ‘79, Rick Bergland ‘69 and Headmaster Arch Smith following the Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony

Rick Bergland ’69

Inducted October 8, 2011 Student at Trinity-Pawling 1965-1969 • Prefect • Student Council, Varsity “T” Club, Sports Editor of the Trinitannus • Recipient of 10 Varsity Letters in Soccer, Wrestling, and Lacrosse • Undefeated in Wrestling, senior year • Captain of Varsity Lacrosse • Lead scorer junior and senior years • Selected to the All-League Team junior and senior years • Member of the 1969 Varsity Lacrosse New England Championship Team • Father’s Association Award winner for lacrosse • Attended the University of Virginia • 4 year lacrosse player • Two National Championships, 1970 and 1972 • Leading scorer senior year, 1973 • Third Team All American Attackman • 28 years at Active Mineral International as Director of International Logistics. I am honored to be inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame and become a part of the history of Trinity Pawling. T-P played a major role in creating the person that I have become. Throughout the fabric of the school: in the classroom, the dorm room, or on the playing fields, the administration, the teachers and students encouraged me, treated me with respect, and believed in the person that I could be. Isn’t that what it’s all about? I will always be grateful. —Rick Bergland

The Trinity-Pawling community was saddened by Rick’s passing on April 9. Rick’s obituary appears on page 57.

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Members of the undefeated1961 Varsity Team assemble for a reunion photo.

1961 Varsity Tennis Team Inducted October 8, 2011

The Trinity-Pawling Varsity Tennis Team compiled one of its most successful records in 1961. Coached by Mr. Manifold, the net-men achieved a 9 and 0 record, making it the second undefeated season in the School’s history.

From left to right: Mr. Huber S. Manifold, C. Glen Dugdale ‘62, William K. Smith ‘61, David C. Hill ‘62, George S. Shelley ‘61, William H. Cluthe ‘61 (Posthumously), William L. Cartier ‘61, H. Carl Sturcke ‘61, Robert R. Stroud, Jr. ‘61, Hamilton J. Whitlock, Jr. ‘61, Richard Foxhall (Manager).

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“Old School” Coach Foster by Charlie Britton


Coaches Award: Julian Garritano ‘13


Coaches Award: Jordan McKenzie ‘14

Annual Award: Max Franzone ‘12

Triandafalou: Ridge Dulitz ‘13

Second Annual Phil Haughey ‘53 Three Varsity Sport Award

Phil Haughey ’53

Named for Phil Haughey, an esteemed member of Trinity-Pawling’s Class of 1953, nine student-athletes were honored at this year’s Spring Varsity Awards Ceremony with the Second Annual Phil Haughey ‘53 Three Varsity Sport Award.

Gyuri Dragomir ‘13 (soccer, hockey, tennis), Christian Werlau ‘13 (football, wrestling, lacrosse), Tanner Zacharawicz ‘13 (cross country, hockey, baseball), Mikail Ali Mogues ‘12 (football, basketball, baseball), Mitch Bottini ‘12 (soccer, squash, track), Rob Reier ‘12 (cross country, squash, track), Frankie Palmer ‘14 (football, wrestling, lacrosse), Fredrik Melander ‘12 (cross country, hockey, golf), A.J. Beckwith ‘14 ( cross country, hockey, track)

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Hell High Water

By Scott C. Seckel ‘84


WENTY-SEVEN YEARS AGO, even fewer hippos in the Hudson River Valley existed than do now. When rafting in hippo-infested rivers, the optimum layout is to have all boats proceed bow to stern. The thinking is that if a hippo lunges for a raft, the people on the aggrieved boat can leap into the adjacent rafts and be “saved.” Usually a hippo attack is a result of one of two scenarios. In the first, the boat lies between the hippo and the deep channel of the river, leaving the hippo feeling “trapped.” One does not want to share a river with a hippo which feels “trapped” in any way. In the second scenario, the hippo perceives the raft as a larger, sexier hippo, possibly with a bigger expense account and a summer place on the Vineyard, leaving the hippo with an irresistable urge

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to completely eviscerate the raft and pas- alchemy as it was at school, sengers. One sympathizes. with those exact ingredients Hippos, crocodiles, lions, elephants, present and accounted for malaria, drowning, and many other again. things were not an issue when Alexandre After Graduation Day, “Sacha” Gedrinsky and I last parted your class will exist only in ways on a sunny spring day atop the memories and photographs, green lawns of our beloved Hill in phone calls when you can, 1984. the alumni bulletin the school We were in a hurry that day. Many puts out, gossip from a relatives and people who had contribclassmate you met for drinks uted towards our sublime education on a business trip, and the were present, and it was their day to be reunions, when and acknowledged as well as ours. Seniors, if you can make get those heart-felt good-byes with your them. That’s buddies out of the way before graduaabout it. You’ve rafts tion – you’re not going to have time for been given the in the them on Graduation Day. best friends in Scott and Sacha’s Victoria Falls I next saw Sacha 27 years later in the world, and Matetsi Zambezi journey a departure lounge in the international it’s up to you along northern Zimbabwe Zimbabwe airport in Johannesburg, South Africa. to keep those We were on our way to raft the Zamfriendships bezi River, the biggest whitewater in the alive. Someworld. times it doesn’t So, what is it like to tackle an enorhappen again. Sometimes it happens in pictures. It looked like the boats were mous physical challenge with a friend the oddest of places and under the oddbeing rowed off the sides of submerged from prep school you haven’t seen since est of circumstances. buildings. You couldn’t pick a line to you were both 18? The idea to raft the Zambezi in northrun. It was nothing but white fury. There “We’re going to kill each other by ern Zimbabwe was mine. A whitewater wasn’t a line to run. These weren’t rapthe end of this,” Sach said in an email rafting aficionado, I’d heard about it, ids. These were storms plunging over before the trip. the biggest, scariest, most bone-crushing waterfalls. This was insane. “Nah,” I wrote back. “I think we’ll be hurricane-in-a-gorge on the planet, in I immediately realized I had to run this alright.” 2003 in the Grand Canyon. We’d river. We’re T-P guys, I thought. We can just run Lava Falls, the Canyon’s fiercest handle it. We can handle anything. rapid, and were battling an adrenaline How much worse could it be than Hell dump with cans of beer. “That was nothACHA AND I Week for lacrosse had not spoken under Coach in 15 years. Reece? Once One foggy day on ...the hippo perceives the raft as a larger, you have lived the central Califorsexier hippo, possibly with a bigger and breathed the nia coast my phone school’s unofficial at the newspaper expense account and a summer place motto – “Suck It rang. Somehow he’d Up”– you’re not tracked me down. on the Vineyard phased by much. It was great to hear Whatever rolls from one of the guys down the pike, from school. We kept you can handle it. ing compared to the Zambezi,” one in touch, loosely. So – and whether you graduated in woman said. That’s not an exact quote; I bounced the idea of floating the 1984 or in 1954, you know this to she used a stronger adjective. Zambezi off him in 2003 or 2004. I be true – Graduation Day passed in a That caught my attention. called him one of those nights when blur of green grass and black robes. I went home, googled ‘Zambezi your mind is restless and you make yourThat’s the day your class – your family whitewater’ images, and sat slack-faced. self happy by planning trips, if not actufor the past one to four years, dependThis was an aquatic apocalypse, Wagally being on one. I asked him if he was ing – evaporates upon the winds, never ner in water, torture palaces made of interested. He was. to be seen in that particular, magical spinning foam, stuff so big it dwarfed the He really didn’t know what he was



Scott Seckel ’84 and Sacha Gedrinsky ’84 take a breather while navigating the Zambezi.

getting into. This was on a par with saying, “Great – I’d love to see what climbing is all about,” and then signing on to an Everest expedition. Fast forward another four to five years. Each year, the plan to raft the Zambezi arose, and each year it failed due to one circumstance or another, domestic, financial, international, personal, professional. It is not always easy to make African expeditions happen, but the idea constantly gnawed at the back of our minds. And each late night phone call between the two of us cemented the certainty of this happening more and more. “We have to make that happen,” Sach posted on Facebook one day. 2011 shaped up to be the year we pulled the trigger. Now or never. The nurse at the vaccination clinic tells me not to get water in my mouth when I take a shower over there. I blink twice and tell her when we flip, it’s going to be like having a garden hose jammed down your throat. That’s what I thought, anyway. In reality, it was a lot worse. It was more like a fire hose.


AITING IN VICTORIA FALLS to launch on the river, Sach breaks a crown.

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“We need to go get that fixed now,” I tell him. “We cannot blow that off and go into the Batoka Gorge for five days. It’s not going to get any better on its own.” He resists. “I’ll probably be able to make it.” I insist. This is important. We’ve signed up for a serious trip and out there will be no place to be in additional pain: whiskey, Motrin, and best wishes all that’s available. We find a clinic (“We Treat, God Heals”) and a Cuban dentist fixes Sach up. “Thanks.” “You would have done the same for me. Let’s go get a beer.” And later, he does do the same for me. The river is so vicious and terrifying the boatmen tell us to keep our helmets and life vests on as we walk around portages on the first day. If you fell in without protective gear on, you’d be killed in seconds. That’s obvious. You’d be broken like last year’s toy. The second night the boatmen tell me of bodies kept underwa-

They ought to name this Camp PTSD. What has been seen cannot be unseen.

ter for two and three days. When we’re in the boats, the water is so immense it can’t be believed. This is not just bigger than the biggest thing you’ve ever seen; this dwarfs that.


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We’re flipped, spun underwater, sucked down, bashed against the gorge walls, tumbled, and pounded without mercy. We feel like this around rapid seven, that we’re not sure how much of this we can take. The first day, we will run 21 rapids. At camp that night, Sach and one of the Australians doesn’t sleep. They lie in the tents and stare at the ceiling. They ought to name this Camp PTSD. What has been seen cannot be unseen. That’s the first day. We’ll be out here for four more nights. It’s this intense every day. Five days later, Sach half-carries me into the lobby of the Victoria Falls Hotel. The bad disk in my back went, well, bad when I tried to help portage a boat around the Batoka Falls on day three. Sach gashed his leg deeply against the rock about five minutes before my injury. It’s no big deal; we suck it up and run the river for two more days. The day we take out I catch some exotic 12-hour bug. After a three-hour jouncing ride in an overland truck, I peel out, back twisted, legs covered in dried excreta. I’m not doing too well. Sach helps me inside the hotel lobby. We haven’t bathed or shaved in five days. People stare. “Seckel checking in. I need a doctor.” We have been on an expedition, by God.


UR ORIGINAL PLANS WERE to celebrate a successful completion of running the world’s biggest water by dining in the Livingstone Room at the hotel. It has a dress code, which we liked, and a reputation for being notoriously unforgivable about upholding it, which also appealed to us. So we brought blazers and ties on the trip. After the doctor injected me with morphine and hydrocortisone, and Sach came back from his massage, we had cheeseburgers and Cokes from room service for dinner and I shut off the BBC at 5:30 pm. So much for the elegant finish, but the important thing is we did it. And up to the last minute in Heathrow when we had a coffee before Sach had to fly back to Zurich, we weren’t killing each other. We were, as I predicted, alright. Your Blue and Gold brothers will always be your brothers. Always. Come hell or high water.

by T-P Authors Lori Seavey ‘78, Mommy is in my Heart, (available at Drawing inspiration from the loss of a dear friend to cancer in 2009, Mommy is in My Heart is Lori Seavey’s first book. The story, beautifully illustrated by Teri FarrellGittins, is told from the perspective of a young child whose mother has been diagnosed with cancer. She shares her feelings, thoughts and fears from diagnosis to death and from fear through the mourning process. Ms. Seavey’s friend died only a month after receiving her diagnosis and left behind a husband and young daughter. Commented Ms. Seavey, “It is my hope that this book will help all children who are dealing with the death of a parent from cancer.” Joseph Callo ‘48, The Sea Was Always There (Fireship Press, 2012). This is one man’s story about learning from the sea. It includes the joy, pain, victory, defeat, surprises, and humor involved in

the process. The narrative spans areas of the globe extending from the east coast of the Indian Ocean, across the Pacific, Caribbean, Atlantic, and into the Mediterranean. The many personal episodes that make up The Sea Was Always There deal with real people, places, and events, and it is based on personal experiences drawn from four sources: two years at sea with the U.S. Navy, sailing in a wide variety of venues, travel to places with deep connections with the sea, and writing about two heroes from the Age of Sail. Stephan Wilkinson ‘54, Man and Machine (Lyons Press, 2005). Stephan Wilkinson, a longtime expert on the ways men entertain themselves when no one is telling them what to do – takes readers into the high-speed, high-risk world of restored jets, fast boats, and Formula 1 cars. Wilkinson visits a factory where Amish men build custom

ambulances, flies an airliner from the glory days of air travel, meets a bird that is a killing machine, and has a hot date with a handgun. In another chapter, Wilkinson relates the hazards of flying purely on instruments, and why being able to do so can make the difference between life and death. He draws from his own misadventures in flight and explains why the high-end Beech Bonanza is known as “the doctor killer.” And dissecting the finely tuned instrument that is the Formula 1 car, Wilkinson relates how the engine’s connecting rods actually stretch at 19,000 rpm, even though they’re made of titanium, and what can happen when a racecar brakes at 6Gs. Always entertaining, Wilkinson takes men, and maybe even a few women, where they love to go – under the hood, over the mechanic’s shoulder, and behind the wheel. Recently published? Please let us know by emailing We’d love to feature your work in the Gardiner Library’s Alumni Authors section. Please consider making a gift of your book to the School.



Then Alumni return to Trinity-Pawling

Josh Collins ’95 Science, Freshman Class Advisor Football, Hockey, Ropes Course

Steve Harrington ’68 Dean of Students, Math, Hockey

Brian Foster ’79 Athletic Director, Math, Hockey

Adam Dinsmore ’91 Work Program Coordinator, Math, Trail Crew, Skiing

Rob Hutchison ’03 Economics, Math, Hockey, Baseball

Josh Frost ’04 Spanish, Soccer, Hockey

Chris Gillman ’05 Development, Hockey, Lacrosse


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Alumni Profile In 1996, Toussaint Romain graduated from Trinity-Pawling and moved to Charlotte to attend UNC-Charlotte. Since then he has worked for federal prosecutors, a US Senator, a few law firms and several judges. Toussaint is currently also a Professor at UNC-Charlotte where he teaches a US Constitutional legal course to future police officers, prosecutors and defense attorneys. Q: What have you enjoyed most about your current career? TR: I enjoy fighting for others. I get to make a difference in the lives of others while advocating for Constitutional principles. Plus, I enjoy being in court everyday. Most of my day is spent in the courtroom with judges, police officers, witnesses and clients. No two days are the same. No two cases are the same. Ultimately, I enjoy being a Public Defender because there’s nothing like representing someone and hearing them say they felt like I really fought for them. There is nothing like making someone else feel valued. Q: What have been the greatest challenges? TR: The greatest challenge is this: I help people in the courtroom. But once we resolve their legal matters, they return home to the same problems that got them to me in the first place. It’s a vicious cycle. So, I wonder how much of a difference I’m making – especially when I see the same faces week after week. For example, many of my clients have dropped out of high school, are not employed and have children. They got caught with some Marijuana or for fighting. Sure I’ll help them resolve their legal issues in a favorable way – but there is nothing I can do about their lack

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David Wills ‘96, Adam Arena ‘96, Miles Hubbard ‘57 and Toussant Romain at the 2012 Blue and Gold Dinner

of education, their unemployment or about teaching them how to parent their children. And without an education, without a job, having demands to support a family and living in an impoverished drug infested neighborhood – it is only a matter of time before they come back to court for committing more crimes. My greatest challenge is that I cannot solve the problem that makes them my client in the first place. Q: Did you hold any leadership positions at Trinity-Pawling? TR: Co-Captain of Track and Field team (with David “Skills” Wills); Head Verger; Proctor (Barstow); President of MSU. Q: Did T-P have an impact on your career path? TR: Absolutely. Dr. Gamage once said “over time, effort inevitably yields achievement”. T-P taught me that as long as I put forth an effort – I will be able to achieve anything. So I worked hard (or “worked well” as Mr. DeGrasse would say) and as a result I achieved much. For example, I remember as a Sophomore and Junior at T-P that I didn’t win every race on the track. But I did my Senior year (save one second-place finish) and was the New England Champion in a


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few events that year. I worked well during my younger years at T-P and achieved my goals during my final year. Effort inevitably yields achievement. Still, T-P has had an impact on my career path. It was true when I ran track as a NCAA Division 1 athlete in college and won a Conference USA Championship. It was true when I applied to law school and studied at the European Court for Human Rights. True in marriage, as a father and currently as an attorney. It was even true this year when I was asked to run for judge. I ran against four other candidates and it was a grueling experience. I didn’t get enough votes to win – but I ran. I’m 35 have been an attorney for five years. I have plenty of time to run again. And as long as I continue to excel in life – nothing will be impossible to achieve. It’s what I learned at T-P both from the quote above and in the classroom, on the athletic fields, and in the dining hall. Q: Who was your most influential teacher at T-P? Why? TR: Tough question. At T-P we spend so much time with the faculty and staff both in and out of the classroom that it’s hard to isolate one teacher. The Kelloggs, Fosters, Corattis, Reades, Harringtons, Hen-

rys, Carp and DeGrasse all played such an instrumental role in shaping my life. Still, there’s no doubt that Mr. McDougal (and wife) were my lifeline. I don’t remember if I ever took his class – but he was my track coach, my mentor, and like a father figure. He always believed in my ability to run at a large Division 1 school. He pushed me. He mentored me off the track and challenged me to be a leader. Q: What is your favorite T-P memory? TR: They all run together. The change in weather, falling of leaves then snow then spring. The dances at All-Girl schools, talking junk in the lockers, beating Avon and Berkshire, and eating at the dining hall. The pranks, the laughter, the getting caught and threats of telling our parents, then washing dishes at the dining hall as punishment at 6am, and still more pranks. The time in Chapel, the upperclassmen, then the younger classmen, Barstow and pick up games on the Quad. Still it would not have meant anything without my best friends, my brothers, the pride of T-P! (And did I mention the pranks?)

changed that. They challenged me to be the best in the classroom and on the athletic fields. Headmaster Smith set TR: Yes. When I came to T-P as a a high standard for excellence that he sophomore from California, I didn’t expected from all of us. These are the quite fit in. I didn’t understand the Effort safe answers. System Rating and didn’t really like being To be honest, I feel most connected at an All-Boys school. Needless to say to T-P because of my father. T-P was his I didn’t do too well that year. I think I idea and he paid for me to attend. And even ended up in Group 4. But eventuwhen I excelled at T-P my father was ally something clicked my junior year. I most proud of me. In fact, it was the first think I understood what was expected time I remember him telling me he was of me and I decided to dig in my heels. proud of me. A son wants nothing more It wasn’t long before I was graduating. than his father’s approval. Unfortunately, I remember looking at the last “Effort my father died two years ago. Still, T-P System” report I would ever be on and I reminds me of my father’s love. It conwas humbled to see my name near the nects me to the best times I shared with Top Ten of the class. It was my proudest him. moment at T-P because it meant that I I also feel connected to T-P because was finally achieving something. It meant of the friendships I made with other T-P that I fit in and “got it”. In essence, it was boys. In fact, I would say my conneca culmination of everything that I did well tion and friendships with other T-P boys at T-P. is stronger than anyone else I’ve met in life. And these bonds stand the test Q: Why do you feel connected to T-P? of time. I am still close to several of my classmates. And no matter what – TR: The few years I spent at T-P were someone always brings up the great my formative years. I grew up with all times we had at T-P. I feel most consisters. T-P toughened me up. I didn’t nected to T-P because it was the best perform well in school. The faculty time of my life. Q: Do you have a “proudest moment at T-P”?

Other alumni share their

Trinity-Pawling Moments C.K. Rudolph, Jr ‘58 What was your There are so many – probably happiest memory at T-P? the friendships that continue 54 years later.

Robert Brawn ‘77 Winning the Lawrenceville Christmas Hockey Tournament in overtime versus Belmont Hill in the final. What was your Graduation The “Stepping Up” ceremony as proudest moment at T-P? well as Graduation Day were equally meaningful for me. What was the best thing Knowing and associating with It combined the support necesabout T-P? T-P legends : Msrs Karpoe, sary for individual academic Dann, Dunbar and Tirrell – truly achievement and personal matuwonderful men that set an out- ration, within a social environstanding example for all of us. ment stressing the common good. What does T-P do best? The School gives students the Because of the preparation at tools that will enable them to Trinity-Pawling, the transition to become successful in life college was one of seamless acclamation both academically and socially. Can you describe T-P in No...but it represents the very Invigorating one word? best years of my entire life.

Dr. Peter Powell ‘60 The life-long friends I made. My association with Craig Lyon – roommate at T-P – at UVA and on. Being associated with great classmates and masters. T-P put me in success mode. The School taught me to study and appreciate academics. T-P helps you grow up, and face the best and worst of you.



Class Notes 1936


The daughter of Thomas Moore sent us a note about her dad, she writes: “My dad is about to turn 95! Pawling was an excellent experience for him. He now lives in an excellent retirement community near me in Olympia, WA. He lived in NJ until his 80’s, then north to Boston. For the last two years he has been admiring lots of tall, straight trees and wildlife.”

Bill Wiese and wife Pat have eight grandchildren. “Life is good!”

1939 Ed Essertier celebrated his 90th birthday on September 6, 2011 in Arcadia, CA with his wife Shirley, four sons (Dave, Bob, Bill and Don), daughter June, and granddaughter Chanel Essertier. He writes, “Thanks to my training on the track team at Pawling (1939), I can still outrun the undertaker. Hope to get up for a reunion again soon.”

1942 Bill Flagg writes: “In July of 1941 I was invited to spend the weekend with Dr. and Mrs. Gamage by Barbara Spur, sister of Jimmie Spur ‘43. I really enjoyed visiting with our founding Headmaster Friday evening thru Sunday lunch. He shared many interesting stories about the early days of Pawling. Saturday night, Barbara took me to a dance at the local country club. She and I square danced with Lowell Thomas and his wife. In the 1970s, he and I became good friends.”


Woody Cornell writes: “Having spent

many summers at our ‘Moulin’ in France, we are now back in Dorset, VT near three of our children and families. We still winter in Key West, the American Caribbean.” Froggy Townsend writes: “I am finally retired from my ‘show biz’ activities, having just completed two recording

Sam Boyer ‘01 interviews T-P’s oldest alumnus, William H. Gurney ’26 Q: How did you arrive at the Pawling School? A: I grew up in Pelham, NY, and attended Pelham HS for a bit. I entered the Pawling School, in the Fifth Form. I took it in stride, thought it was a great school, and really enjoyed it. Q: Describe your experience at the Pawling School. A: The Pawling School taught me plenty. There were great teachers, it was a beautiful campus, and I made some great friends. There were some really nice guys. Dr. Gamage was the headmaster, and he was a wonderful man, we all really liked him. Q: What were your favorite classes?

Q: What sort of activities did you participate in on campus? A: I played baseball and golf. In fact, I was the Captain of the golf team. I was pretty good back in the days. I was the Club Champion at Westchester Country Club.


Q: Where did you attend college after graduating? A: I went to Yale, and studied engineering. Q: Did you have a career in the sciences? A: No, I became a lawyer. I went to night school to get my degree, then went off to World War II. I was all over the place. I was in the Army Air Force and assigned to the B-29 bomber plane, which was the same model plane that dropped the atomic bomb. Q: What is something you would like the readers to know?

A: Languages. I loved French and Spanish.

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[At this point his son, Graham, interjects and says that his Dad “is still good. He had a hole-in-one at the age of 97.”]

A: In the summer of 2011 I became a great, great, great Grandfather. You don’t see many of those. It was a boy, the fifth Bill Gurney. I also continued to fly planes until I was 87. Editor’s Note: Happy Birthday! Bill turned 104 this past June.

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sessions in Dallas. For info regarding my life here in Vero Beach and my daughter’s info in NYC, refer to my website, [Daughter] Lesley is a huge success and is getting married in July. You can check her activities at”



Jeff Webb writes: “We moved to Moorestown, NJ, the town where Mary grew up and the town judged by US News and World Report a few years back to be the best town in the US in which to live. If I can empty two boxes a day, I’ll be done by 2017!”

Pete Foster still remembers the great Reunion last fall. He writes: “As I near 80, memories become really important — even recalling how I struggled in Karpoe’s physics class and Dunbar’s Latin class. The fun times outweigh the not-so fun!”

Robert Scott writes: “All is well. I still work 35 hours every other week as a document/mail courier for a local credit union with eight branches. One week on and one week off — works for me!”

1955 1952 Doug Daugherty celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary on a Disney cruise with his family. He is active with his local Episcopal church, works out at the YMCA five days a week, and visits his daughters Diane in CA, Debbie in GA, and Allison in NY as often as he can. He welcomes anyone traveling near Thomasville, GA to call (229) 2264413.

Facing page: John Daniels ‘48 and family in Rome; classmates Peyton Pinkerton ’49 and Frank Bowman ‘49; clockwise from top left, members of the Class of 1951 at Reunion Weekend – Carol and Peter Ten Broeck (seated), Joan Root and Andrew Pierre, Pete Foster, Brian Woolf, Molly and Hayden Hawthorne; Marlynn and Bill Scully ’57 and grandchildren; Jean Doyen de Montaillou and Michael Kovner ’58; grandson of Stephan Wilkinson ’54; Norm Noble ’53 and daughters

Clark Moeller and wife Jane have been married for 48 years. He writes: “We have two sons who married

lovely wives, and have produced four grandchildren ages 13, 9, 5, 3, and one more on the way. I was director of regional planning commissions in WI and PA, then President of Moeller Management Consulting for many years. Prior to and since retirement, I have served on civic boards including the ACLU of MA (currently, the ACLU of PA), Pennsylvania Alliance for Democracy, Kendal at Ithaca, and Big Brothers/ Big Sisters among others. We live in Sudbury, MA.”

1958 Webster Russell writes: “Barb and I celebrated our 50th Anniversary in March. Also in March, we published a book via Smashwords entitled The Time Between The Numbers, 50 Years of Short Stories. We have re-released my first book, Healthcare’s Next Tsunami, a Provider’s Primer. It was published by Smashwords and should be available. Volume 2 in the series is Healthcare’s Next Tsunami, The Tech Savvy Patient. It is scheduled to be published in September.”

1960 Carlos Ballantyne is alive and well in Los Angeles, after floating around CA from Laguna Beach to Lake Tahoe for the past 20 years. He writes: “I am living out my maxim “health is wealth”. Since 1973 I have been pretty free to do as I like — stopped regular working when I was 39, traveled extensively in India and the Himalayas, and just plain goofed off, camping in Death Valley and the Sierras for months at a time — sometimes as I had nowhere else to live. I remain a person of excesses – I have been to the base of Mt. Everest eight times in the past 25 years includ-




1961 classmates celebrate their 50th Reunion: Pete Goff, Bill Cartier, George Rhoads, Paul McCabe, Skip Savell ‘60, Glenn Savell, and Carl Sturcke; Ron Van Amberg ’62 and Tom Linacre ‘62; granddaughter of Byron Daugherty ’66

ing two years ago, still hiking 20 to 40 miles a week, so much so I have had two total hip replacements. The last one amazed even my world-class surgeon as I hiked 30 miles in the mountains in my fifth week after surgery. Matt Dann was a great influence as he showed me one could be of very useful service but not necessarily lead a tidy personal life. I must give credit to what is now called Landmark Education and its many courses for inspiring me to be extraordinary — to go for it.”

mates were in attendance – it was a really great weekend.”

Clinic and Carrier Foundation in January 2013. Life is good!!”

Weaver Lilley writes: “Our restaurant, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, is in its 39th year and is now the oldest restaurant in Philadelphia. My son, Sam, graduated from Savannah College of Art & Design and my younger son, August, will be a senior at Philadelphia School for Creative and Performing Arts.”

Derek Wink is quietly living out his retirement in beautiful northeast Florida. He sends his congratulations to all classmates on the occasion of their 50th reunion!!

Skip Savell writes: “I spent 20 years in the U.S. Submarine Service, retiring in 1987. Upon retiring from the Navy, I started a business and it continues to this day. I have been married for 43 years and have one son, two daughters, and one grandchild. I live on a lake in the middle of the city with another home on the Chesapeake Bay ocean front. Some people would call me successful, but I’m still the same kid that attended T-P. I have been all over Europe, South America, Mexico, Alaska, and Hawaii with family and friends, who I pay for to go with me. I try to be a blessing to others and make a difference in their lives.”


1961 Bill Cartier writes: “I am very happy to announce that on my 70th birthday (August 5), my son and daughter-in-law are bringing a set of twins into this world! Great news - I will be a grandfather. I continue to play paddle, regular, and court tennis every day.” Bill Cutler writes: “The reunion was very, very special. I only wish more class-

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Tom Linacre just returned from a motorcycle trip to Santa Fe, NM to see Ron Van Amberg. Tom writes: “Ron and his wife Lisa know how to host. They made me feel so welcome, I felt like I was home! Lisa prepared some great meals and engaged in some great conversation and Ron showed me some parts of New Mexico that the average tourist would never see (ask him about the road to Black Lake), prepared a delicious salad from his home garden, introduced me to the world’s best taco’s at El Parasol and sacrificed his Memorial Day weekend to spend time with me. It doesn’t get any more unselfish than that! If you ever get to NM, I hope you’ll stop in to see Ron and Lisa. Thank you Ron and Lisa for a wonderful weekend I’ll never forget!” Donald Marshall is planning to attend his 50th Reunion this September. Richard Sarle writes: “We have a new granddaughter named Annabelle. This summer we will celebrate 44 years of marriage. I will be retiring from my position as President and CEO of the Carrier


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1963 Bruce Gillie writes: “I am still in medical practice in Westerly, RI, but retirement is approaching! My son Bowen, 26, works in the Admissions office at URI, doing overseas recruitment. My daughter Annie, 24, is in Bozeman, MT working on her postgraduate studies in massage therapy. My wife Polly is teaching Third Grade, but seeking a Principalship next year. All is well here!” Dick Johnson sold his house in Westchester and is now living on beautiful Candlewood Lake in New Milford, CT. Steve Lewis is the proud grandparent of one year old Sean McKenzie. He has also purchased Performance Motoring (Volvo) and merged Steve Lewis Subaru with Performance Motoring; building a new facility at 315 Russell Street (Route 9), Hadley, MA. Steve welcomes all in the area to stop by and say hello. He recently saw classmate Peter Milford and wife Katie, as well as Jack Haight ’61, Peter’s brother-in-law.

1966 Byron Daugherty and Chris Stocker recently reunited and are in business together. Byron’s children are Jefferson,

Cheney and Angela, along with grandchildren Justin and Ella.

1967 Andrew Masset writes: “It is with great sadness that I report the death of Paul Kelly Wagner ‘66. Pauly was my childhood friend in São Paolo, Brazil and followed me to T-P. He leaves a wife, daughter, grandchild and brother Doug Wagner. Scott Wing was recently named Head of School for the Boca Raton campus of Pine Crest School in Boca Raton, FL. He is a grandfather of four girls, two of whom attend Pine Crest, he enjoys

observing them from a distance as they go about their daily routines of work and play at school. He greatly enjoyed learning about T-P during a visit from Janet and Miles Hubbard ’57 last spring.

ing great! We are starting our 21st year in Newport News, VA, after the Persian Gulf War. I am still in a busy surgical oncology practice.”


1968 Chris Bowring will be celebrating his 40th wedding anniversary this coming January! He has been teaching and coaching lacrosse and cross-country for twenty five years and writes: “I still bike and kayak. As well, I paint watercolors and volunteer at the local regional jail to help inmates earn their GED.” Rick Hoefer writes: “Betsy and I are do-

Tim McCabe and Bill Shannon took in a Union/St. Lawrence hockey game this past winter. They discovered classmate John Dowalgo holds the ‘ECAC’ record for the fastest hat trick -- 46 seconds.

1971 Bruce Colley writes: “41 years... yikes! Well, we almost got together for

Join Somerset Hills club members Stretch Gardiner ’40, Kim Foley ’64, and Jim Bellis ’72 for a day on the greens at the 9th Annual Trinity-Pawling Golf Outing

Somerset Hills Country Club Monday, September 24, 2012

Welcome to the 9th Annual Trinity-Pawling Golf Outing. As I look back over the past eight events, so many positive thoughts come to mind. We’ve seen many alumni and friends of the School help with both planning and supporting the event. We’ve even witnessed some very impressive golf scores. And, most important, there have been many worthy student-athletes who have benefited from the scholarship. Thank you for your support. –Miles Hubbard ’57

Please visit or contact Amanda Peltz at 845-855-4833 or for further details. 47



Christmas drinks, sorry it didn’t happen! Let’s organize a dinner in NYC. Send me an email with your address and I will organize something.”

1972 Bill Wegner writes: “My daughter Jackie will play beach volleyball at Tulane U. beginning in August 2012. I plan on attending the 40th Reunion in September 2012. Hope to see many of my ’72 classmates.”

1975 Mike Waller writes: “I am heading back to Texas! I have recently been appointed interim Head of School at St. John’s Episcopal Day School in McAllen, TX, beginning July 1. St. John’s has 280 students from the age of 2, through Fifth Grade. My wife and daughter will stay in Indianapolis as my daughter, Monica, will be a senior at Cathedral High School next year.”

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Children of Mary and David Hobbs ’82; children of Virge and Brian Fisher ’84; Family of MK and Greg Spore ’85 and Tom ’13, daughter of Candace and Rob Clarkson ’86; Scott Craig ’86, Steve Connolly ’86, Erik Olstein ’86; children of Jennifer and Andrew Spraque ’87; daughter of Shelby and Chester Burley ’88; children of Stephanie and Brock Bauknight ’88; family of Cissie and Rob Ix and Rob ‘83; family of Roger and Betty Smith and Todd ‘89 Smith

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Kevin McGrath, a financial representative with MetLife, recently earned MetLife’s Chairman’s level of recognition – the highest level of honor bestowed to a select set of top producers, specifically those who exemplify the highest standards of personal integrity, professionalism, and customer service across the company. Congratulations Kevin! Chris Roux writes: “After living in Los Angeles for the past 30 years, I have moved to Northern Virginia and now work in Washington, D.C. If anyone is ever in the area, please let me know. My email is”


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Kip Chapman has a new job with a start up Hardware Company in China. The owners are great people and he is working on building the North American market. He writes; “Julie continues to run our business, BounceU and enjoys being a prayer Chaplain. Witt graduated in May 2010 with degrees in music and music technology. He is working with a composer and playing with Simone Battle (she was on X Factor). Sam finished UNC in May and already has a job in NYC selling advertising for the New York Post. Stephen just finished his junior year, plays soccer (was named to the All Region & All Conference teams and was named the Offensive Player of the Year for the Region), is in musical theater and has decided he wants to be an actor. We are enjoying this phase of our life and

are amazed at our kids and their courage to follow their dreams!”

1988 Tripp Smith writes: “I got hitched last October. At 42, I figured it was time. My wife April is also a Connecticut girl. We got married in Western Sonoma County near Bodega Bay. Chester Burley was my best man, Mark Knepshield and Steve Hall were my groomsmen, Mike Schell was our usher, and Dave Tyree just drank us out of chardonnay.”

1989 David Bennett is engaged to Shannon Hughes, originally from Columbia, MD, with a wedding planned for this October. He writes: “I enjoy playing with my one year old Boxer named Maisy. She has brought nothing but love and many kisses.” Marc Daniel writes: “We have added another little girl to our family. Isabelle is two years old and from Shanghai, China. She is doing great and her sister and two brothers are very helpful in caring for her too!”

Top, family of Merritt and Jay Weber ’89; children of Amy and Marc Schwarz ’88; Above, Megan, Joseph and JP Burlington ’95; Hugh, son of Coral and Andrew Buckwalter ’95; children of Maggie and Walt Hauser ’96; Right, Carter, Kelly and Bruce Knickerbocker ’02; Below, Olivia, daughter of Katie and Andy Baker ’00; Bizbee Wardman ’05 and Geoff Fitzgerald ’02; Bottom, Matt Bockhorst ’02 and daughter Dillon; Clay Sapp ’02 and Family

Sam Gottlieb writes: “I have a beautiful son Gavin Joseph Gottlieb. He occupies my life most of the time, which is terrific. I hope everyone at T-P enjoys continued success. Hello Miles Hubbard!”

1990 Mitch Inness coached the Niceville High School Lady Eagles Golf Team to its 14th straight trip to Florida State High School Championship (a current streak that is also a state record) capping the season off with the programs first ever State Championship. Along the way the girls won the District tournament with a record breaking score of five over par 293, then won the Regional tournament and followed that up with the programs first State Championship. In his nine years as the coach of the Lady Eagles Golf Team, they amassed a record of




Top left: Dana and Tom McCoy ’03; Rob Kloss ’03 and fiancé Emily Slocum; Chris Gillman ’05, Tom Shanley ’05, Devin Manning ’05; 2006 classmates celebrate Reunion: Paul Mancuso, Elliot Greer, Buck Hinkle, John DeFonce, RJ Thevenet, Tom Higgins, Bobby Waegelein; Harry Flack 06 and siblings; the Keiswetter family with Alex ‘03 and Tom ‘07 Alumni Hockey 2012: standing, Scott Schaub ’03, Adam Dilly ’99, Drew Hennessey ’11, Billy Sabia ’07, Grant Albertson ’04, Chris Gillman ’05, Paul Macchio ’96, Andrew Foley ’06, Ed Sargent ’03, Tim Daley ’02, kneeling, Ryan Collis ’04, Jay Hooper ’12, Ryan Simpson ’05, Brian Foster ’79, Ron Tischler ’88

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210-6-4 including a current regular season four-year, 93 match undefeated streak. Congratulations Mitch!

1993 Rob Domagala and wife Nancy welcomed their sixth child into their family on September 16, 2011. Camry Grace weighed 7 lbs., 12.5 oz. and was 20 inches long. She is loved by her siblings Gabrielle, Grant, Reegan, Aubree and Mitchell.

1996 Jay Sullivan writes: “My wife Lonna and I live on Long Island in Brightwaters with our four-year-old daughter Onelia, two-year-old son Jack, with a third one on the way.”

Joe McElligott ‘02 and Luke Bradbury ‘99 at the recent Young Alumni Boat Cruise in NYC.; far right, Adrian Sorichetti ’09 and Tim Margiotta ’08

2000 Sal Alonge received the honor of “ENR New York’s Top 20 Under 40” for his work as Chief Plumbing Designer with WDF. The following was taken from the ENR New York website: A third-generation plumber, Sal Alonge began his career as an apprentice in his father’s business, one of the largest plumbing contractors in Westchester County. He went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the New York Institute of Technology and became a New York City licensed master plumber, the highest level a plumber can reach. “I felt that plumbers weren’t respected; I needed something to separate me from the pack,” Alonge says. After joining WDF as a junior plumbing draftsman in 2004, Alonge was promoted to senior plumbing designer within a year. He is currently in charge of eight plumbing draftsmen and manages plumbing design and drafting for the firm’s projects. He says he saw the potential for revolutionizing plumbing using 3D software and introduced prefabricated underground sanitary, vent and storm piping to WDF. “Prefabrication keeps us ahead of the curve,” he says. At present, Alonge is in charge of drafting on 1 and 3 World Trade Center as well as the WTC transportation hub, where he is using his prefabrication methods.

2002 Matt Bockhorst and his wife Lindsey, recently moved to the Indianapolis area to oversee the local Boar’s Head distributorship. They welcomed their first daughter Dillon Avery on February 25, 2012. Joe McElligott is a Vice President at Guggenheim Partners based in Manhat-

tan. Joe began as a broker at Guggenheim after graduating from Wesleyan University. On the weekends Joe enjoys spending time in the Hamptons.

2003 Mike Montesano recently completed his Master’s degree in Bioinformatics at the U. of Illinois in Chicago. He recently moved to Kansas City, MO to begin a new career with Cerner, a health information technology company.

2004 Randall Hanke is playing professional basketball for the second year in Sweden. Previously, he played in Spain and for the British National team.

2005 Chris Gillman began working at TrinityPawling in July 2011. He writes: “It has been an enjoyable experience for me, working with Young Alumni. It has been nice to reach out and meet some old friends/classmates, as well as make some new connections. This past year I coached hockey and lacrosse, which

was a great experience. Feel free to reach out to cgillman@trinitypawling. org.” Matt Campbell accepted a position as the assistant coach/offensive coordinator for the Kentucky Stickhorses, a professional lacrosse team. Taken from the Stickhorses website: Matt spent two seasons coaching the Orangeville Generals Jr. field program in his hometown of Ontario. In the fall of 2011 Matt was an assistant coach for the Elite Elev8 club team based in Calgary Alberta. He has focused the majority of his indoor coaching experience developing youth teams and their players. Matt last took to the turf as a box lacrosse player in the MSL (Major Series Lacrosse) in Ontario for the Kitchener Kodiaks in 2009. He played Jr. box for the Orangeville Northmen in the OLA. At Bellarmine U., Matt was defensive captain his senior year and received the coaches award. He also received the coaches award and was defensive captain for Trinity-Pawling.

2007 Peter Montesano graduated cum laude in May 2011 from St. Lawrence U. with a BS in Computer Science. He now at-

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tends St. George U. in Grenada where he is enrolled in the dual degree MPH/ MD program.

2008 Kevin Kent is involved with Project Eye to Eye, a mentoring program that pairs up college and middle school students who have learning disabilities and/ or ADHD. Kevin writes, “Each project is designed to improve important skills that have been shown to be strong in people who are successful with learning disabilities. Through the involvement with the program I have definitely become prouder of my learning disability

and have learned about the benefits of having one, something I would have never thought was possible before coming to T-P.” Kevin began working with Eye to Eye in the Spring of 2010, as a mentor. By the Fall, he was promoted to co-coordinator and has held this position since. To learn more about Kevin and Project Eye to Eye, visit www. Kevin also was a member of Hobart’s Squash Team for his four years there. Danny Smith graduated from Nichols College this past May with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

2009 Lenny Harrington recently entered into the real estate business in the Hamptons. He writes: “I have amazing rentals and properties for sale at prices that cannot be beat. If you are looking into or currently own property in the Hamptons, please call 914.318.8472”

2010 Keegan Flynn attends Denison U., majoring in communications. This summer he plans to work for Northwestern Mutual Financial Network

Alumni Softball Game in NYC: seated, Brian Foster ’79, Greg Hayden ’98, John Geehreng ’98, Anthony Muccioli ‘06, Chris Gillman ’05, Miles Hubbard ’57; standing, Afif El-Solh ‘09, Natalie (de Hoff) Ross ‘83, Bill Casson, Spencer McIntosh ‘04, Tim Rothman ’98, Brian Rothman ’95, John Ammaturo ‘98, Jesse Wildrick ‘98, Hugh Wildrick ‘02.

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Former Faculty Jen and Charlie Britton write: “Our oldest child, Trevor, who was born when we lived and worked at T-P, graduated from high school this spring. He will attend Franklin & Marshall College in the fall. Our daughter, Annie, is in ninth grade.” The Britton’s live at McDonogh School in Maryland, where Charlie is Head of School. Barb and Bill Hickey write: “Barb is enjoying her Master Gardener status, and is landscaping the grounds on one of the oldest farm houses in Idaho. I am still volunteering with the BSU football program. Barb and I will be attending the Notre Dame vs. Navy game in Dublin, Ireland on September 1 of this year.” Dexter Morse is retiring from his job of 15 years as Headmaster of Worcester Academy. He and Barbara have recently moved to Holden, MA. Eva Von Ancken writes: “It has been a busy time for all the VonAnckens. David ’83 spent several months in Calgary, Canada as executive director and executive producer of the AMC hit series Hell on Wheels, a drama revolving around the building of the Trans-Continental Railroad. He has returned there recently from his home in Los Angeles to begin shooting the second year. In addition to this show he has directed episodes of Californication, CSI:NY, Person of Interest and several others. Beth VonAncken McMullen, Taft ’87 second novel, Spy Mom was released in June as a sequel to the successful Original Sin. Mom and Dad have been busy with travels, grandkids and local politics.”

Above, David Coratti (son of Associate Headmaster and Head Football Coach Dave Coratti and Middle School Coordinator Debbie Coratti) and his bride Regina, tied the knot on the T-P campus on September 4. Chris Coratti ’08 served as best man and his sister Jennifer was a bridesmaid attendant; children of Anne and Jim James, Jummy, Mary and Chris; Emma Cate and Tallis, daughters of Lesli and Anders Drewry; children of Jen and Charlie Britton, Trevor and Annie; George Stewart and Alexandra Turner with sons Nichols and Jules; Collins, daughter of Kelly and Joe Tweed; Eva and Hank Von Ancken, son David ’83, and family; Alec Burt and Tom McCoy ‘03




Milnor B. Morrison, Jr. ’37, P ’75, died on February 16, 2012 at The Kent in Kent, CT at the age of 93. Born in Pawling, NY, he was the son of Dr. and Mrs. M. B. Morrison, Sr. He attended local schools and college but the impetus in those times inclined heavily toward military service. Already an Air Force pilot at the time of Pearl Harbor, he went on to serve five years in that capacity, which included a year in Germany. In 1945, he married Marie Hayball of Idaho Falls, ID. Returning to his studies after the war, he graduated from the Yale U. School of Medicine, and following further training in New York, joined his father in General Practice in Pawling. Frequently, linked to the romantic medical past, they in fact pioneered the early use of insulin in the treatment of diabetes, the very first x-ray in this area, and the first use of electrocardiography. Between them, they delivered untold hundreds of babies. Dr. Morrison was a Life Member of the Dutchess County Medical Society, the Medical Society of the State of New York, and once served as Assistant Dutchess County Medical Examiner. He had a special affinity for New Milford Hospital and once served as Chief of Staff. In 1971, he was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. He leaves a son, Scott Morrison ‘75, a Registered Nurse, a daughter, Dr. Jean Morrison, and two grandchildren. Dr. Morrison was the School doctor for two decades during the ’70s and ’80s. Robert K. Green ’38, a banker and war hero died in Florida on Easter Sunday, a few months shy of his 92nd birthday which would have fallen on Independence Day. He died from complications following hip surgery, his family said. Robert was born in Pawling, where his father Egbert Green ran the tiny Pawling National Bank. After education at Amherst College and Harvard Business School, Green

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was called up into the US Army’s 78th “Lightning” Division in 1943, just in time to be sent off to the D-Day invasion force (he arrived in Normandy on D + 3). As a Private First Class, he had a classically “good war”, seeing action in the exceptionally bloody Battle of Hürtgen Forest, the Battle of the Bulge and the taking of the famous Remagen Bridge across the Rhine which he later admitted was first taken almost by accident by members of his platoon-members who were, as he once put it, “comprehensively inebriated.” He received two Bronze Stars and, for injuries sustained in the battles, two Purple Hearts. After the war he joined the investment firm of White, Weld which, until its takeover in 1978 by Merrill Lynch, was a centerpiece of the Boston Brahmin banking universe. He rose steadily through the Merrill hierarchy, eventually becoming a Senior Vice President. In 1950 he married Emily Jane Rees, and lived for most of his working career in Ridgewood, NJ. In the early 1970s he purchased Woodcrest, the former boys’ camp at the top of Cider Mill Hill, off Sears Road, and soon afterwards, abandoning the suburbs for good, he dedicated the remainder of his active years to improving and maintaining the property. In addition he played a significant role in town government, serving on the Finance and Planning Committees, as well as helping the Fire Department and the Winsted Hospital. In failing health in mid-2000 – despite being a small, wiry and very tough man, given to heroic wintertime exploits on frozen lakes – he was persuaded to settle in Atlantic Beach, FL, where he died on April 8. Bob Green leaves two sons, Richard and Jeffrey, and two daughters – Katherine of Great Barrington, MA and Ann, who lives in France. There are also seven grandchildren. (Reprinted with permission from The Sandisfield Times.) John C. Fisher ’39, passed away on August 15, 2010 at the age of 89.


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Oliver Birckhead ’40, P ‘67, passed away on April 27, 2012 at the age of 89. He graduated from the Pawling School, Nichols College in 1942 and later Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers U. Ollie was honored as a Great Living Cincinnatian in 2003. Leading up to this honor, Ollie entered the banking business in 1937 with the Peoples National Bank and Trust Company, and joined the U.S. Air Corps in 1942, serving until 1946. He was then appointed Assistant National Bank Examiner in the Second District of New York by the Comptroller of the Currency, and was with the Chemical Bank from 1948 until 1951, when he joined The Central Trust Company. In 1968, Ollie was involved in the founding of The Central Bancorporation and July 1969 was elected President and CEO of The Central Trust Company, positions he held for 17 years. Ollie was Vice Chairman and Director of PNC Bank until he retired in December 1989. He served as Director of The Union Central Life Insurance Company for 27 years. He was a trustee, a vice president and a member of the Executive Committee of the Cincinnati Art Museum for 15 years. He has been a member of the Advisory Board of the Salvation Army, was Vice Chairman and is presently a Life Member. He has been on the Boards of the Cincinnati Council on World Affairs, the Boy’s Club of Cincinnati and was a trustee of the Cincinnati Association of the Blind. In 1973, Governor Gilligan awarded Ollie the “Governor’s Award for Community Action.” In 1986, he was Vice Chairman of the U. of Cincinnati Annual Business Campaign and was Leadership Chairman heading the program for the University in 1987. Ollie, with Ralph Burchenal and John Sawyer, led the original financing with Paul Brown, forming the Cincinnati Bengals in mid-60s then in the American Football League. Ollie served on the Advisory Policy Committee on Interpersonal Relations at the U. of Cincinnati in 1985 and has chaired the subcommittee for the Community Chest Capital Needs Committee. He was a trustee of Marietta College for 15 years and Nichols Col-

lege in the 60s. In 1984, he headed the successful $4.6 million capital campaign for the YMCA. He was a trustee of Trinity-Pawling School for 12 years. He was active in the United Fine Arts Drive and participated as a Group Leader for Xavier U. Capital Funds Campaign. In 1978 he was Dinner Chairman for the National Conference of Christians and Jews, now The National Conference for Community and Justice. He was a trustee of the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Executive Committee and was the treasurer for the Chamber for a full term. He was the first Cincinnati treasurer of the United Negro College Fund headed by William Zimmer and later chaired the 1972 drive in Cincinnati. In 1976 he was honored by President Ford for leadership in the National Alliance of Businessmen. In 1985-86 he acted as Cincinnati Chairman of the Statute of Liberty Centennial Celebration. In 1986 he was awarded the Israel Peace Medal by the State of Israel and acted as Dinner Chairman for the 1986 Israel Bond Campaign. In 1973, he was given the Ohio Governor’s Award for community action. Ollie was a founding member of the Cincinnati Business Committee and has been involved in real estate development throughout his career. He is a member of the Queen City Club, past president of the Recess Club, a past trustee of The Cincinnati Tennis Club and the old Cincinnati Racquet Club, a member of the Commonwealth Club and the Commercial Club. He is a member of the Cincinnati Country Club and the Cincinnati Tennis Club. He was a member of The Reserve City Bankers Association for 18 years, was a Kentucky Colonel and, in 1973, a Chief of the Mississippi Indian tribe, the Tombigbee. Ollie is survived by his wife Jane, two sons, Dr. Oliver W. Birckhead III ’67 and Randall E. Birckhead, and grandchildren.

many of his large family at his bedside. Born May 25, 1924 in Pasadena, CA, he grew up in New Canaan, CT and spent his summers on Conway Lake in NH. When the U.S. entered World War II, Thad enlisted in the newly activated 10th Mountain Division, training on skis at Camp Hale in Colorado. As an army lieutenant, Thad saw action in the Pacific and was involved in the occupation of Japan. In 1951, he was recalled to duty and stationed in Germany. After World War II, Thad graduated from the forestry program at the U. of New Hampshire, where he met his future wife, Virginia. They were married in 1949. He went on to earn a master’s degree in forestry from the U. of Michigan and then moved back to South Conway. When Thad first moved to South Conway in the early 1950s, he opened his own survey business, Thaddeus Thorne Surveys. One of his earliest projects took him to Panama, where he explored and surveyed an extensive tract of land. Throughout his life Thad was involved in many aspects of the ski business. He ran the ski patrol at Wildcat, took part in the original planning of Attitash Mountain, served as president and general manager of the Attitash Ski Area for over 20 years and designed ski trails for many resorts throughout New England. When Thad retired from the ski business he began a lumber milling business, which he enjoyed running for the next fifteen years. In addition, he spent many summers working as a commercial salmon fisherman in Alaska. For numerous years he also served the Conway community as both a selectman and member of the Planning Board. He is survived by his wife of 62 years and his seven children.

George B. Larkin, Jr. ’43, passed away on May 20, 2011 at the age 87. George was born in Ossining, NY Thaddeus Thorne ’42, surveyor, on May 9, 1924. He was married in businessman, Fremont, NE on June 16, 1951 to Joan forester, fisherman, Schurman. George served in the U.S. community leader, Army Air Forces during World War II as ski industry pioneer, a B-17 pilot. After the war he continued entrepreneur, and be- to pilot B-17s in Europe to map and loved patriarch died assess war damage. Later, working prion June 25, 2011 marily as a salesman, he was employed at his home in South by several companies. In 1977 he was Conway, NH with sent to Houston to open an outlet for

Parker Hannifin products. After a few years he purchased the outlet, renamed it Hufco, Inc. and operated it until he retired in 1991. George mentored high school students at Spring High School. He also volunteered with SCORE (Senior Corps of Retired Executives), advising people interested in starting their own businesses. William B. Lutkins ’44, P ’83, passed away on February 22, 2012. Bill attended the Pawling School and graduated from Carmel High School, Carmel, NY. After service in the South Pacific during World War II, he graduated from NYU in 1950. Later that year he joined Bankers Trust Company in New York City and retired in 1992 as vice president and senior portfolio manager. He is survived by his wife, Kendall, three sons and one daughter. John H. Judge ’49, age 80, died November 6, 2011, with his family at his side. Most recently of Hilton Head Island, SC, John was born February 19, 1931 in New York City. He attended Trinity-Pawling and graduated from Williams College in 1953. John served as an officer on a naval destroyer escort in the US Navy during the Korean War. After his service, he worked for the First National Bank in New York until his retirement in 1980. While living in New York, he was an avid sailor and would race his Herreshoff S-Boat on the Long Island Sound. In June 2011, he was inducted into the Herreshoff Marine Museum Hall of Fame in Newport, RI. John retired to South Carolina with his wife in 1986 and became a member of the Hilton Head Island Barbershoppers for over 20 years. Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Mary F. Judge and two daughters.




William L. Kierstead ’49, age 81, passed away from complications of dementia (pneumonia) on July 16, 2011, at Brooksby Village, Peabody, MA. Bill graduated from Malden Catholic High School in 1948, where he excelled at football, earning the nickname “Flash.” He attended T-P for one year before entering Harvard U. in 1950 where he continued to play football and hockey. He temporarily left Harvard to serve in the U.S. Army in 1951. He attended Army Intelligence School at Fort Devens, and served as a PFC radio operator in the 332nd Communications Reconnaissance Company in Bamberg, Germany. He was honorably discharged in 1954, and returned to Harvard, receiving his bachelor’s degree in fine arts in 1957. He received his master’s degree in fine arts from Boston U. in 1959. He married his wife, Joy in 1955. Starting in the early 1960s, Bill worked in advertising, marketing and product development at several early technology firms, including Tracerlab and Ealing Corporation. Between 1962 and 1976, he worked for High Voltage Engineering Corporation in Burlington, and its subsidiary, Electronized Chemicals Corporation. He held U.S. Patent No. 3,891,790, for the use of heat shrinkable tubing for splicing and repairing insulated electrical wire, and was proud to have worked briefly with American physicist Robert Van de Graaf. From 1977 to 1980, he was director of State-of the-Art Programs and assistant dean, administration at the Center for Continuing Education at Northeastern U. He retired from the American Cellophane Corporation of Watertown, in 1995. Bill is survived by his son and was predeceased by his wife in 2008. William A. Frate Sr., ’50, a lifelong Darien resident, died at Honey Hill Health Care facility in Norwalk on July 28, 2011 at the age of 79. He was born in Darien on August 1, 1931 and graduated from Darien High

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School in 1949. He graduated from Harvard in 1954. Bill was a standout athlete in football, basketball and baseball while attending all three schools. He was a stock broker with Janney, Montgomery Scott before he retired to the family business at the Darien News Store. He was also a longtime member and past president of both the Darien Lions Club and the Piedmont Club. In addition, he was a member of the Ivanhoe Masonic Lodge and a member of the Harvard Club. He is survived by his wife, Anne, his son William, Jr. and his daughter Kathryn. Robert O. White ’50, age 80, a resident of Stoughton, MA, died on February 16, 2012, at Baypointe Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Brockton. He was married for 47 years to Delda White. He graduated from Dartmouth College and then received his master’s in English Literature from Columbia U., and his Ph.D. in English Literature from Boston U. He was a resident of Stoughton since 1994 after living in Dorchester Lower Mills for 25 years. Bob was a Specialist in the U.S. Army and a Veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a professor at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy for 17 years and then Curry College for several years before retiring many years ago. He was devoted to T-P, for which he had great affection and many fine memories.

unteer work with the Williamsburg Area Meals on Wheels and the Jamestown Foundation. He is survived by his devoted wife of 51 years Carol, his son Robertson and his daughter Margo. Roy S. Stephens ’57, President of R. M. Stephens & Co., a jewelers block insurance firm of NYC, and a resident of Eastchester, NY, passed away on September 11, 2011 at Calvary Hospital, Bronx, NY. He was 72 years old and died after he courageously fought a five-year battle with cancer. He attended schools in Bronxville prior to attending Trinity-Pawling and then St. Lawrence U. He joined the family insurance firm in 1958, working alongside his father. He was later joined in the business by his three sons. He is survived by his dear wife Mariangela, his loving sons Bryan, Craig, and Russell and his beloved stepdaughters Renee and Lisa. Jeffrey M. Clark ’60, passed away.

Peter M. Ten Broeck ’51, age 79, passed away suddenly on January 3, 2012, at his Randall H. Tollefsen ’61, died home in WilliamsFebruary 20, 2011 burg, VA. Peter was after a long illness. a graduate of the He lived in the UK Fay School, Trinityfor many years, but Pawling, and the U. returned to the Nethof Virginia. He also erlands to benefit served in the U.S. Army in Germany from the network of from 1955-1958. Peter’s career in family and close textile marketing spanned more than friends during those 35 years, including executive posilast years. tions with Deering-Milliken Mills, Allied Chemical Corporation and BASF Fibers. In retirement, he enjoyed his vol-


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Steven E. Flint ’62, passed away on May 3, 2011 at his home in Gainesville, Florida. He was born in New York City to Bradford B. and Louise Flint. During the Vietnam War Era he served in the U.S. Air Force attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant. Flint earned degrees from both Florida State University and the University of Florida and worked as a librarian at the State Library of Florida and at UF. He is survived by his friends and colleagues at the Reception and Medical Center in Lake Butler and long-time friend, Carol Noennich, of Tallahassee.

College of Rhode Island. Before moving to Boca Grande, Steve lived in Saunderstown, for more than 35 years. In the last 10 years Steve started This Old Boat, a business restoring wooden boats and formed another company WoodGifts Inc. which made wooden gift boxes. Goff is survived by his former wife, Isabel H. Goff, his children, Perry Goff Buroker and Stephen O. Goff, and brothers, Darius Goff and Lyman B. Goff. Paul K. Wagner ’66, passed away. He is survived by his wife, daughter, and brother Doug Wagner.

William G. Nagle, Jr. ’69, a long time resident of White Plains, NY, passed away after a short illness on September 21, 2011. He grew up in Scarsdale, and graduated from Trinity-Pawling and Curry College. Bill worked as a credit analyst at Union Carbide in Danbury, CT and an order processing specialist for OCR Data Systems, Inc. Later, Bill worked at Sprague/ Rad Energy Corp before his retirement. He was an active member of the Brain Aneurysm Foundation. Bill is survived by his brothers Don and Jim, and his sister Barbara.

Eric (Zeke) D. Peterson ’62, passed away March 26, 2012 from an obscure disease called Neutropenia that he contracted after his 45th high school reunion five years ago. Classmate Terry Stuart writes: “The disease had reduced his body to a frail and fragile figure, but his spirit remained as big as Dallas…to use one of his many clever expressions. I dropped in on him recently and he was painting his clever tiles and looking forward to next fall’s school reunion and visits with old friends on the east coast. Zeke shared his endearing sense of humor to the end. His unique and wonderful spirit will certainly live in on in my heart and memories.”

Charles W. Brown, Jr. ’72, founder and owner of C.W. Brown Inc., died June Eric (Rick) L. Bergland, Jr. ’69, 6, 2011 at his home passed away. “The in South Salem, NY Class of ’69 lost a at age 57. Charlie treasured friend on was chairman of April 9, 2012. It was the board of The the Monday after Business Council of Easter, and after a Westchester. Along year and a half battle with his wife Renée, they founded C.W. with cancer, Bergy Brown, a general contracting company made his move to a in Armonk in 1984. In March, Charlie better place. In the fall of 2011, Bergy and Renee unveiled for guests the U.S. was inducted into the T-P Athletic Hall Green Building Council’s LEED Platinum of Fame and many of his closest friends award to the company for meeting the from T-P came back to honor him. I can highest level of Leadership in Energy and assure you it meant the world to him to Environmental Design standards for its receive this honor and equally important commercial office space at 1 Labriola to have the opportunity to say goodbye Court. The green office, a $2 million to so many friends that fueled his fond project, was the first commercial interior memories of T-P. Billy Shannon, Richard in the state to receive LEED Platinum Jamison and I visited Bergy on the Saturcertification outside of New York City. He Stephen D. Goff ’63, passed away day before Easter. In spite of all that he also was an active member of the boards April 4, 2010 of had been through, he was funny, humble of Economic Development for the County acute leukemia. Born and compassionate to be around. On of Westchester, the Building Owners & in Providence on Sep- behalf of his wife Annie and his daughManagers Association, St. Luke’s School, tember 7, 1945 to ters Emily, Eleanor and Brita they asked Mahopac National Bank and the ConDarius L. and Paula me to thank all of Bergy’s T-P friends for struction Management Advisory ComD. Goff, Goff was a keeping in touch and caring so much. mittee at Utica College. For the past 18 native Rhode Islander. He spoke to many of you on the phone years, he was a village trustee/deputy He grew up in Warto say goodbye. He was the most gifted mayor of the Village of West Hampton wick Neck, attended natural athlete I ever knew and the best Dunes. Charlie is survived by his wife Rocky Hill and Providence Country Day friend anyone could ask for. “ –Scott and three daughters. before graduating from Trinity-Pawling. Menzies ’69 After attending Rollins College, he graduated from the Franklin Institute of Technology in Boston and the Community




Gerald P. Nolan III, ’73, passed away on October 5, 2011 at the age of 56.

Burton R. Chenet ’78, died on March 27, 2012. Haiti and the art world are saddened by the murder of the renowned artist at his home in Port-auPrince. Chenet was born in New York of a Haitian father and an American mother and his family returned to Haiti when he was two years old. A product of two cultures, Chenet returned to the United States to attend Trinity-Pawling. He later received his Bachelors of Fine Arts from the School of Fine Arts in New York. Living between Miami and Port-au-Prince, Chenet took advantage of having an eclectic background. He used iconography that was fundamentally Haitian in techniques, themes and colors; embracing Haitian masters and many schools of art. Chenet accented his Haitian work with contemporary concerns of his generation, being the pioneer in merging Haitian-Americanism through art. Chenet was a professor of visual arts at the École Nationale des Artes in Portau-Prince and was the recipient of many international awards and is a staple at exhibitions featuring Haitian, Creole or Caribbean artwork. Jeffrey B. Tennant ’79, age 50, passed away in his sleep peacefully and without pain from cardiac arrest on October 11, 2011 at his home in Howell, NJ. Jeff lived most of his life in Monmouth County where he had his business, Section XV, and raised his family. Jeff graduated

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from Trinity-Pawling, where he excelled as an athlete and thespian. One of his classmates wrote: “He was the true spirit of the class of 1979, a rebel but with a strong love and passion for T-P.” Jeff then attended the U. of ColoradoDenver where he met his wife, Tricia. They have two daughters and one son. Jeff was very active in the NJ, NY and PA plumbing wholesale supply industry where he served as a manufacturer’s representative for his entire career, the majority of which was as President of Section XV, Inc. His brother Scott ’75 writes: “We miss him and always will, but we will all treasure the days and years we had with him and pray for his place in Heaven.” Michael D. Grant III ’91, age 39, died peacefully surrounded by family on May 31, 2012 in Los Angeles, CA from a cerebral hemorrhage and complications of liver disease. The loving son of Betsy and Michael Grant of Greenwich CT, brother of Andrew, Luke, and Bettina McCarthy, Uncle to Wim and Avery McCarthy, Barlow Grant and godfather to Avery. The namesake of his grandfather, the late M. Donald Grant, a co-founder of the New York Mets, he was a devoted follower of the NL baseball club. He also adored NHL hockey, and cheered for his adopted hometown team, the Los Angeles Kings. He attended Brunswick School and Trinity-Pawling School before graduating from Greenwich High School in 1991. He then was accepted for the two year program at The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre, and after completion toured the country as the Genie in a national production of “Aladdin”. He then moved to L.A. and began actuating his life-long love affair with the heavy metal music genre. As lead vocalist for the metal bands “Legend Maker,” “Onward” and “Crescent Shield” he was known for his rich and powerful baritone, and the passion with which he infused his music. He will also be remembered for his gift for comedy, his spot-on impressions of friends and associates, his warm and gentle nature, and his consistent effort to create a smile on everyone he came upon.


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Brendan J. McElroy ’99 of Norwood, formerly of Millis and Watertown, died Friday, July 6, 2012 at the Norwood Hospital after a sudden illness. He was 33. Following his graduation from T-P, Brendan studied liberal arts at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams. Brendan worked as sporting equipment sales representative for Monkey Sports in Norwood. He operated Brendan McElroy Dynamic Hockey which ran hockey skills camps and clinics. An accomplished player, he played Minor League Hockey for teams in California, New York, Michigan, Canada and Florida. He served as an Assistant Coach to the Junior League Hockey Team the “South Shore Kings” and had been involved with many area hockey rinks. An all-around athlete, he played baseball as a pitcher and first baseman being an “All League” player in hockey, baseball and football in the Trinity Founders League. He was also an avid golfer. Brendan is survived by his parents, two sisters, and his fiancée, Rolanda Mercado. Larry S. Kelley, Jr. ’03 died on October 29, 2009, at the age of 25. Larry was born to Pamela Monk Kelley and Larry Stewart Kelley Sr. on September 17, 1984 in New Haven, CT. He was the third child of four, and the only son. Larry had a passion for mentoring inner-city youth and was involved in volunteerism. Larry was a star basketball player for high school and college. In addition to his parents he is survived by three sisters. Barbara A. Carlson of Concord, NH, died May 26, 2011, after a brief illness. She was the loving mother of Joanna S. Carlson of Cambridge, MA, and James A. Carlson of Sudbury, MA. She was the devoted grandmother of Caroline, Abby, Andrew and Jack. Barbara was a faculty member at Trinity-Pawling from 1982-1988. She will be remembered as an educator, counselor and a

trusted friend to the scores of those whose lives she touched. Charles W. Sheerin, educator and clergyman, died at age 85 on October 4, 2011 at Westminster-Canterbury of the Blue Ridge. He built close and loyal relationships among his students and colleagues, and during his various ministries in VA, NY and especially the Church of the Ascension in Saranac Lake, NY which was the inspiration for countless sermons which probed our relationship between nature, God and our own humanity. A scion of a long line of Episcopal ministers, he was born January 9, 1926 to the Reverend Charles Wilford Sheerin and Maria Ward Skelton Williams. He was a graduate of Groton School, the U. of Virginia, and the Virginia Theological Seminary. He was Chaplain and teacher at Groton School; Headmaster of Woodberry Forest School; Chaplain and teacher at St. Anne’s-Belfield School, Trinity-Pawling School and the Albany Academy for Girls. He is survived by his wife, Edith, two daughters, a son, and four grandchildren. Thomas F. Ahrensfeld P ’73, passed away May 29, 2012. He is survived by wife, Joan McGowan Ahrensfeld, his son Thomas F. Ahrensfeld Jr. ’73 and daughter in law, and his three grandchildren. He attended Manual Training High School, Brooklyn, NY, and Brooklyn College. Mr. Ahrensfeld attended Columbia Law School graduating with honors. After practicing law with Conboy, Hewitt, O’Brien and Boardman, Philip Morris Inc.’s outside law firm, he joined Philip Morris as Corporate Secretary under Joseph F. Cullman III and subsequently became Senior VP and General Counsel and a member of the board of directors until retiring in 1989. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church, Pleasantville, NY, The Hayes Hose Fire Department Pleasantville, NY. Tom was a member of the Trinity-Pawling Board of Trustees from 1978-1998.

Martha (Marty) K. Bolton P ’62, beloved wife of Dr. John D. Bolton, passed away January 28, 2012 after a long fought battle with pancreatic cancer. She was predeceased by her husband, by exactly two months, after 69 years of marriage. Marty was born April 23, 1921 in Zanesville, OH. She is survived by her son, John D. Bolton Jr. ’62 of Vero Beach, FL and daughter Betsy Underhill, one grandson, and her great grandchildren. Marty was active in the PTA, Junior League of Greenwich, and was president of the Mothers League at Trinity-Pawling School.

Carol P. Welsh, MS RN P ’05, passed peacefully with family by her side December 30, 2011 at the age of 61. She was a resident of Manchester Center and 34-year employee of Rutland Regional Medical Center. Upon relocating to Vermont in 1977 with Bruce, her husband of 40 years last September, she began her career at RRMC. She progressed through numerous positions there to her present responsibility as Director of Surgical Services for the past 15 years. During that progression, she proudly earned her BS from Castleton and an MS degree from UVM all while raising her young family, daughter Alison, presently a PA in Brunswick, ME and son Timothy ’05 Theodore J. Forstmann P ’03, of Dorset, VT employed by the Orvis Co. ’05, age 71, passed away November Carol was an avid reader and enjoyed 20, 2011, of brain cancer. The Forbes traveling, gardening, cooking, and website wrote: “Even though friends knew sewing as well as many outdoor activiTed had been diagnosed with the same ill- ties. As an accomplished swimmer since ness that felled his younger brother, Nick, her youth, she took great pride in her several years ago, his death was still a children’s competitive accomplishments in shock. Ted was an inspiring, larger-thanthe pool. She also enjoyed following their life figure who exuberantly personified the ice hockey exploits on rinks throughout the spirit of American capitalism. With the late northeast, having logged countless cold John T. Walton he launched the Children’s hockey mom hours at RAHA. Scholarship Fund, an organization that helps struggling parents send their kids to the schools of their choice.” Mr. Forstmann Lisa Garn DeMaria P ‘11, P‘13, is survived by his sons Siyabonga Madisurrounded by her family, died Sunday, kane ’03 and Everest Matross ’05. September 25, 2011 of complications from colon cancer. She leaves behind her husband, Stephen, sons Luke ‘11, Mary E. Pollis P ’08, P’10, age Matthew ‘13, Christopher ‘13, Andrew 49, passed away April 20, 2012 at ‘15, stepson Stephen and wife Nicole. her home. She attended Rhinebeck High Her brother K.C. Garn and wife, Gloschool where she was a field hockey ria, close friends Josephine and Phil player and cheerleader. Mary attended Catapano, as well as several nieces and St. Lawrence U. where she earned her nephews, also survive. Born September degree in English and psychology and 24, 1954 in Manchester, CT, Lisa was was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma. educated at Colby Sawyer College. A She served on parent committees at St. family statement read, “Lisa enlivened us Lawrence and Trinity-Pawling School, and all as the champion and center of her was very involved at the Kildonan School family, a gifted hostess, an accomplished for Dyslexia. Mary is survived by her businesswoman, a good friend and true husband John P. Pollis whom she married lover of life. We will all miss the spirit, joy in 1986 at the Good Shepherd Church and love she brought to everything and in Rhinebeck. She is also survived by her everyone she touched. She was espefour cherished children, Carolina, Andrew cially devoted to her four boys for whom ’10, Jack ’08, and Daniel. her love will be everlasting.”




Good Advice Coach Reginald Clement gives instructions to Co-captains Randolph Sides ‘38 (tackle) and Quarterback Robert Hickey ‘38 (right) during a footbal game in 1937. Clement graduated from Pawling School in 1929 and returned to teach and coach at his alma mater from 1933-38. Sides and Hickey, respectively, attended Bowdoin and Dartmouth.

The Pawling Circle The Pawling Circle recognizes the following individuals who have made plans in their estates to make a difference for Trinity-Pawling School. Charles J. Alexander, Jr., ’42 Anonymous Anonymous Member of 1996 Dianne P. Avlon P ’96 James L. Bellis, Jr. ’72 * Oliver W. Birckhead, Jr. ’40, P ’67 John S. Brown, Jr. ’76 Herbert L. Case ’85 George M. Coulter James N. Desrosier ’73 Douglas E. Ebert ’64 Rosabelle Edelstein Philip C. Haughey, Sr. ’53 Dirk W. Hopkins ’63 Margaret H. Johnson P ’75 Patricia A. Kirchner P ’87 Mark W. Lappen P ’96 Peter G. MacGregor P ’03, ’07, ’09 Rufus Mathewson ’40 Timothy D. McCabe ’69 William O. Norton, Jr. ’63 W. Hollis Petersen ’64 * Eric D. Peterson ’62

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Andrew J. Pierre ’51 Thomas P. Riggs ’59 Mary and Peter Rolla P ’12 Stephen B. Ross ’80 Holly and Phillips Smith P ’79 Stephen E. Ullman P ’97 Kenneth B. Weeman, Jr. ’59, P ’91 John H. Wick IV ’90 Robert H. Yunich ’61 Victoria and Robert E. Zoellner P ’91 * Deceased We are grateful to the many alumni, parents, grandparents, parents of alumni, faculty and friends who have named Trinity-Pawling as a beneficiary in their wills and/or long-term plans through a bequest, life-income gift, or other planned gift.


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Come back to campus! 2012 Reunion/Homecoming Weekend September 28 & 29, 2012

Friday, September 28 Reunion dinners for the following classes will take place at various locations around campus: 1937, 1942, 1947, 1952, 1957, 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007

Saturday, September 29 ALL Alumni are invited to attend Homecoming activities: Student Panel, Athletic Hall of Fame, Dedication of the Mo Vaughn ‘86 Baseball Field, Tailgate Lunch, Athletic Contests, New England Clam Bake

Schedule of activities may be subject to change. Please visit for more information.

Trinity-Pawling Magazine Summer 2012  

Trinity-Pawling Magazine Summer 2012

Trinity-Pawling Magazine Summer 2012  

Trinity-Pawling Magazine Summer 2012