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BOARD OF TRUSTEES EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MICHAEL K. ALFORD ’82

OUR MISSION Virginia Episcopal School is an engaging community that guides students to strive toward full stature in their academic, ethical, spiritual and personal growth.

DESIGNER Esther Underwood PHOTOGRAPHERS Paul Brunett Adam Underwood Esther Underwood Catherine Varner

MARY HODGES GEORGE ’89

STEPHEN M. FARMER

VICE CHAIR, BOARD OF TRUSTEES Charlottesville, VA

C. LYNCH CHRISTIAN III ’69

CHAIR, FINANCE & INVESTMENTS Lynchburg, VA

ROBERT D. COOK, M.D. ’79 P ’18, ’20 CHAIR, COMMITTEE ON TRUSTEES Lynchburg, VA

ALAN E. HARER ’63

CHAIR, BUILDINGS & GROUNDS Raleigh, NC

G. WILSON MARTIN, JR. ’73

Chapel Hill, NC

MEREDITH MORAN GERMAN ’95 New York, NY

JESSICA S. GRANEY P ’09 VICE CHAIR, FINANCE Charleston, WV

W. DOUGLAS HARTOG

VICE CHAIR, ADVANCEMENT Charlottesville, VA

LEE C. HERBERT ’74

HONORARY TRUSTEE/EX-OFFICIO Charlottesville, VA

JAMES T. JOHNSON, JR. ’73 Ahoskie, NC

VICE CHAIR, COMMITTEE ON TRUSTEES Winston-Salem, NC

WILLIAM L. PANNILL ’73

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LESSLIE HAMILTON RAY ’00

Martinsville, VA

West Palm Beach, FL

THE HONORABLE EMILY M. ASTOR London, England

HALL F. BARNETT P ’19 Raleigh, NC

JOHN E. BAUKNIGHT IV ’85 Spartanburg, SC

LAURA M. BEASLEY P ’07, ’09 EX-OFFICIO Colerain, NC

Virginia Episcopal School, founded in 1916 in Lynchburg, Va., is an independent, coeducational college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12.

SARAH P. DU BOSE P ’13, ’18

Charlottesville, VA

CHAIR, ADVANCEMENT Los Angeles, CA

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS Catherine Hunter Varner

Greensboro, NC

CHAIR, BOARD OF TRUSTEES Jacksonville, NC

ELIZABETH M. ELLISON ’96 HEADMASTER G. Thomas Battle, Jr. ’83

KATHY K. CRAFT P ’13, ’19

THE RIGHT REVEREND MARK A. BOURLAKAS EX-OFFICIO Roanoke, VA

DONTAY J. RILEY ’99

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT EX-OFFICIO Chicago, IL

WILLIAM E. SANFORD II ’77 Lynchburg, VA

PAUL H. SHEEHY ’81 Richmond, VA

LEIGH-ANN W. SPROCK P ’18, ’20 Charlotte, NC

JOEL T.C. WILLIAMS ’85 P ’17

VICE CHAIR, BUILDINGS & GROUNDS Raleigh, NC

WILLIAM L. BOWLES ’72 Georgetown, SC

P = PARENT

Virginia Episcopal School 400 VES Road, Lynchburg, VA VES.ORG

COVER: Hundley Burger ’20 and Josh Staggers ’20 work in the VES garden with environmental science teacher Jake Barton, as part of a growing experiential learning culture at VES.


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Tornado Hits the Old 160

2017-18 Athletic Achievements

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Join VES Connect

Commencement 2018 Legacy Marshals Valedictory Address Class of 2018 College Selections Faculty Awards

Alumni Weekend 2018 Reveling in Bishop Camaraderie

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Your Bishop Network Is Always Here for You

In Memorium

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William King Society Inductees

2018-19 Special Campus Events

Celebrating Our Reunion Classes

Mark Your Calendar and Plan to Join Us

49 Global Opportunities with VES

Image: Cole Workman ’21, Dixon Sprock ’20 and Isaac Lee ’21 catch up between classes and athletics.

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Dear Friends, Happy summer and thank you for catching up with VES in the pages of our magazine. This issue highlights both our graduating seniors and Bishop alumni who recently returned to campus to celebrate their love for their classmates and our school. As swiftly as it flew by, this year held many historic moments. September began with the poignant recognition of 50 years since the integration of VES. This dialogue prompted further important and sometimes difficult conversations and challenged us to ensure that VES remains a leader in matters of access, equity and inclusion. This past winter, it was a joy to host the Taylor 2 dance company under the direction of Paul Taylor ’49. And as many of you know, in April the first recorded tornado to touch down on campus left

Our Class of 2018 is historic in many ways, as well: • O  ver four years, only six students who entered four years earlier did not complete their education at VES, giving this class a 92 percent completion rate! • This class boasts 48 four-year seniors, 13 legacy families, 15 Advanced Studies scholars and nine students continuing their athletic careers in college. • These students set a high mark for Advanced Placement and National Merit achievement, and more students than ever before were accepted into selective engineering programs, received significant merit scholarships and are entering leadership programs at their colleges and universities.

significant damage in its wake.

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In my senior interviews, the underlying theme this class

So come back to visit; be involved as alumni, parents

celebrates is the strong relationships with their teachers,

and friends of the school; refer prospective families

coaches, advisors and dorm parents. These bonds form

with 7th or 8th graders seeking an exceptional high school

the core of a great school and a superior educational

experience; and, as you are able, continue to support

experience. I want to thank our extraordinary faculty

VES through your philanthropic gifts so that future

and staff, who so expertly support our students on their

Bishops can experience this great school.

journey Toward Full Stature. As we come off the excitement of Alumni Weekend, with more than 300 people celebrating together on our campus, I encourage you to stay connected to VES. It’s a very special place that is transforming lives and establishing a distinctive position as the best small boarding school in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions.

G. Thomas Battle, Jr. ’83 Headmaster


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Tornado Touches Down at VES Dear VES Parents, At 7:15 p.m., the Rivermont area of Lynchburg, including the VES campus, was hit by a small tornado. Most importantly, all students and faculty are safe and secure in their dorms, albeit without power. The campus, however, has suffered significant damage and a team is currently assessing the situation to determine what work needs to be done. First and foremost, we want you to feel confident that your children are safe.”

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his email communiqué arrived in parents’ mailboxes the evening of April 15—what would typically be a quiet Sunday night on campus. Instead, that evening and the four days following until we reopened school became a master class in crisis management as the first tornado ever recorded in Lynchburg touched down on the Old 160. Thanks to the quick and precise actions by our leadership and Student Life team, all students had been evacuated from campus by 4 p.m. the following day—either taken

home by VES shuttles or placed with families who graciously opened their doors and their hearts to assist during this time of need, even as many were working to clean up from the storm. The EF3-category tornado brought torrential rain and winds as high as 150 mph, causing at VES downed power lines and hundreds of snapped and uprooted trees, moderate facility damage—primarily roofing, water damage and broken glass—and severely damaged faculty housing.

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Headmaster Battle noted, “We are very fortunate that no one was seriously injured and the damage we experienced will soon be only a memory. All of us here are forever grateful to our VES parents, who immediately extended their helping hands to house students; showed up with gloves, wheelbarrows, generators and more to clean up and support the campus; and brought meals to feed the faculty and staff stranded on campus without power. People often reflect on what a great community we have at VES. It is in times like these that we see how truly amazing our students, faculty and staff, parents and alumni are!” See photos at ves.org/tornado.

Comments from Parents Here are two examples of the many notes we received that reflect the sentiments across our community:

Thank you for being prepared. After reading news reports, I understand there was very little time to get everyone safely to the basement, but VES made

We Invite Your Gifts to the Tornado Recovery Fund

sure everyone was ok. Thank you to the faculty, staff, dining hall and maintenance crew for everything they have done.

VES is incurring direct costs for cleanup

They have worked so hard even though the kids are

and repairs on our campus that are not

not on campus.

covered by insurance. We are moved by the outpouring of support from our community

Thank you for the excellent communication despite

for the Tornado Relief Fund, which was

power and internet outages. Not easy!

established by a generous group of parents and alumni.

Thank you to VES for being more than just a school. Thank you for being an extension of our family.

If you would like to make a gift above and beyond your annual support of VES for

- Jennifer Bass, mother of Chip Bass ’18

Tornado Relief efforts, you can do so by We would like to thank you and the VES faculty

going to ves.org/give. Simply select The

and all local host families on your handling of the

Fund for Virginia Episcopal School, and

tornado challenges. We appreciated how you kept

click the designation “Tornado Relief.”

the distant families informed of your progress. Your

You also may send a check to the

actions once again proved the value of the VES

Development Office by using the envelope

community—the goodwill and sense of belonging

in this magazine. Be sure to check “Tornado

that will help VES succeed in the long run.

Relief.” Or, if you prefer, call 434.385.3700.

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COMMENCEMENT 2018 On May 26, students, families and friends gathered on the front lawn under a beautiful blue sky to celebrate the school’s 102nd graduating class. Virginia Episcopal School diplomas were given to 66 seniors and a certificate of completion was bestowed on our English-Speaking Union (ESU) student from St. Albans, UK, for his completion of the Secondary School Exchange program. Congratulations, Class of 2018! TOWARD FULL STATURE MAGAZINE

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Bell Tower Ceremony

We thank Dr. Joseph Jenkins, parent of Brent ’18, for delivering a thoughtful Baccalaureate message to our seniors and their families. Bell Tower Ceremony Senior Movie Night

International Family Reception


2 01 8 L E G ACY M A R S H A L S Thirteen young men and women in the Class of 2018 represent VES legacy families. We are pleased to continue the long-standing VES tradition in which legacy parents—our alumni—serve as the marshals for Commencement ceremonies, leading the procession of the graduating seniors.

T h e s e l e gacy f am i li es i n cluded (fro m left to right a bove): 1. D R. ROBERT COOK ’79

6. BRANDON  FENTRESS ’83

10. J IMMY FEINMAN ’75

2. TOMMY BATTLE ’83

7. J  OHN EDMUNDS ’83

11. P ERK WORKMAN ’87

3. D  R. GEORGE COOK ’84

8. T RIPP DUERSON ’82

12. B RUCE CARRINGTON ’77

4. R  ICK GARRETT ’86

9. V  IC DANDRIDGE ’82

13. J IM HILL ’84

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Elizabeth

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Madison

Sarah Gordon

Sally

James

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Mae

5. C HARLES DU BOSE ’76

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We are confident that these seniors are prepared and

ready to navigate the world beyond the VES campus, because we have witnessed the members of the Class of 2018 demonstrate that they are mindful leaders. We know that they are self-aware and we have seen them serve with courage and compassion as engaged citizens of this community. Our world will be better because of the impact of these new VES alumni. –Mike Alford ’82, Chair, VES Board of Trustees

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 s you venture into the world of A college and life, be prepared to make your own luck:

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Pay attention. Pull back your lens and see the big picture. Get off the standard path and make your own. Be unpredictable.  hange the odds. Take healthy risks, don’t be C deterred by failure, and remember, the more attempts you make, the better chance you have!  elieve yourself lucky. Stay optimistic and B define difficult moments as the beginning of new opportunities.

– Tommy Battle ’83, Headmaster


JASON CHEUNG VALEDICTORIAN OF THE CLASS OF 2018 AS INTRODUCED BY HEADMASTER G. THOMAS BATTLE, JR. ’83

How many 17-year-old foodie philosophers

chat, preferably over tea, about the topic at hand,

do you know? How about ones who are at

whether that is the history of war or the week’s

the top of their class, and who also have leading

dining hall menu. No, we’ve had no other student

roles in most of our drama performances? What if

quite like Jason Cheung grace the halls of VES in

I were to add that this student also leads the Vocal

my time at this institution, but I can attest to the

Ensemble, plays Chopin with grace and style, and

fact that time spent with him is a delight. We can’t

has been elected as a top school leader? And who

wait to see his many talents continue to evolve

(even with all of this going on in his life) somehow

as he heads to Columbia University next year

never seems too stressed or overwhelmed—who

and as he makes a positive impact on our world

is always eager to sit down and have a nice long

in the future.

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Jason combined his wit with the gravitas of this high school graduation milestone to address the importance of selflessness and giving back as our graduates take the next big step in their lives. Hear Jason’s speech in full at youtube.com/TVBishops.

Philosophers study logic, and one curiosity

Here is an absolute truth: you will NOT figure out the

they face is called paradox—things that

rest of your life today, or at lunch tomorrow, or even

contradict. For example, in English,

10 years down the road after getting that college

commencement means the beginning, yet here

diploma. But it seems to make sense that we should

we are at what is hopefully the last day of our high

all be committed to doing something rather than

school career. After four years together with these

nothing in life (that is called abductive logic, for the

extraordinary people, I could write a seven-page

like-minded nerds out there). And that is why we, the

DBQ about why each one of you is special. But

Class of 2018, should follow Mr. McCullough’s words

here comes the paradox: if everyone is special,

and do something good.

what makes anyone special? I mean, isn’t it the different from the rest of the crowd?

We all owe a debt—a social obligation to those less fortunate than us.

Good students of AP Biology will point out that

Across the more than 55,000 high schools in the

we are all genetically different, and therefore

United States, VES is a place of privilege—in absolute

unique. I agree. We are a class of astronomers,

and relative scales. We have a graciously intelligent

actors, writers, fashionistas, fishermen, surfers, and

and promising graduating class, who no doubt will

mathematicians—all of us rising to various levels of

do great things in life. So the question becomes: at

talent in these pursuits. None of us represent a single

what cost? What do we owe in return?

very definition of being special to be a little

color from the crayon box, so to speak—we are a melting together of many shades. Yet this class is

By serving the public, you will have the immediate

homogeneous in that everyone is a star. So what

gratification that you did something good. In the

can we do to stand out?

long run, you will benefit from the development of a stronger society that all humanity will share.

Imagine, for a moment, a world without gray areas, without paradox. If there were an absolute black

I hereby encourage this class to push back on

or white, right or wrong, yes or no, philosophers

the perception that our generation is becoming

would actually be out of a job. And historians would

increasingly selfish.

too, because if the right answers were always clear, humankind would have always made the right decisions. One paradox that is more relevant is described by historian David McCullough, Jr., who writes: “The great and curious truth of the human experience is that selflessness is the best thing you can do for yourself.”

Be the special ones to devote your life for the good of the whole, because money does not bring fulfillment when you’ve had enough. Giving back to others is what creates a rich life.

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Class of 2018

COLLEGE SELECTIONS We are proud that 100 percent of our students are admitted to accredited four-year colleges and universities, and that more than 75 percent of our students enroll in one of their top-choice colleges. VES graduates are accepted into some of the country's most selective colleges and universities, but most importantly, we help each student select the school that is their “best fit”—meaning that the school and its programs are well-aligned with the student’s academic, co-curricular, personal and professional interests. That said, of the 46 schools selected by our 66 new alumni, the 2018 U.S. News & World Report Top Schools listing ranks: • 10 in the Top 30 National Universities • 3 among the Top 12 Liberal Arts Colleges • Harvey Mudd College: Best Undergraduate Engineering Program

We celebrate all of the great schools our students are attending this fall!

Bilgi University (Turkey) Clemson University Coastal Carolina University College of Charleston (3) College of St. Rose College of William & Mary Columbia University Davidson College East Carolina University Elon University (3) George Washington University Gettysburg College Hampden-Sydney College (4) Harvey Mudd College James Madison University Johns Hopkins University (2) Lafayette College Lynchburg College North Carolina State University Northeastern University Purdue University Princeton University Randolph-Macon College

Rice University Roanoke College Sewanee: University of the South (3) Southern Methodist University (2) The King’s College, New York UC Berkeley UC Los Angeles UC San Diego University of Alabama University of British Columbia University of Georgia University of Mary Washington UNC-Chapel Hill (2) UNC Wilmington University of Notre Dame University of South Carolina (2) University of Virginia (3) University of Washington Virginia Commonwealth University Virginia Tech (3) Wake Forest University (2) Washington and Lee University Wofford College (3)

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PAUL FULTON, JR. ’53 MASTER TEACHER AWARD Established in 1980 by the Board of Trustees to honor Paul Fulton’s unique and dedicated service to VES, this award recognizes that teacher on the VES faculty who, in the opinion of his or her fellow faculty members, most nearly represents the ideal of the “Master Teacher.”

MARTHA TERRELL BURRUSS The recipient of this year’s Fulton Master Teacher Award

greatest strengths as a teacher. Martha Terrell knows her

is Martha Terrell Burruss, who is celebrating her 21 year

students well, cares for them greatly, and builds rapport

here on the Old 160. Martha Terrell teaches history, is the

with them throughout their time at VES. While she is

VES Leave Master and advises our Model UN program.

a mother to two VES students—George, a graduate of

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the Class of 2018, and Boyd ’21—she cares for all of her Martha Terrell is a role model for us all in so many

charges as if they were her own.

ways. As a teacher, she works remarkably well with her colleagues, and excels in building relationships

Above all else, Martha Terrell demonstrates the humility

with other teachers at both the planning and the

we so greatly value at VES. Despite her successes

implementation stages. Her lessons are always designed

as a teacher she seldom if ever calls attention to her

with care and attention to detail—whether dissecting

accomplishments. The fact that she is recognized

primary sources, leading discussions, lecturing or

by her peers and fellow teachers is a testament that

working one-on-one with students—which is one of her

democracy works.

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SMITH FAMILY AWARD The Smith Family Award is made possible through contributions to VES by Jean Smith and Gordon Smith, Jr., parents of Gordon Smith III ’62 and Clark Smith ’65. It recognizes excellence in teaching and the making of meaningful connections with young men and women, and is given to faculty who are chosen by their peers as representatives of this important VES value.

ELIZABETH BLAUM

DR. STEVE JAMISON

In her five years at VES, it has been a joy to

Dr. Steven Jamison came to VES only two years

see Elizabeth take on increasingly dynamic

ago, yet because of his warmth and familiarity, it

and impactful roles across our school

seems as if he has been a part of this community

community, especially through her work as

for much longer. Dr. Jamison is a role model for us

College Counselor, varsity field hockey coach,

all. Inspired by his late wife Barbara, he seizes each

and McCormick Dorm head. In all she does—

day—to serve, to love and to live life to the fullest.

whether coordinating AP testing, reviewing

Dr. J’s adventurous soul and positive attitude are at

college essays, leading our field hockey team

the forefront of who he is. We are motivated by his

to this year’s conference championship, or

stories, inspired by his world travels, smarter because

baking delicious treats for the girls on dorm—

of his witty lessons, and we are humbled by what we

Elizabeth makes the students’ experience

have learned from him on the tennis courts and ski

her top priority. Elizabeth strives to instill

slopes. Each day we know him—with each smile, hug,

happiness, self-esteem, empathy and

lesson and story—we are better people, and we are

friendship in the lives of all those around her.

forever grateful for his presence in our lives.

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ELINOR BASS HOPKINS MEMORIAL AWARD This award was established in 2016 by Emmy Ellison ’96 and John Ellison ’65 to honor Elinor Bass Hopkins —the late wife of retired long-time Senior Master James W. Hopkins—who devoted her life to better her community. A deserving faculty member, member of the staff, or spouse of a staff or faculty member is recognized with this award for his or her dedication to the VES community and for making an outstanding contribution to the school and its students.

CHELSEA MILLER Chelsea Miller, in her short time with us, has been a

her care for the girls of Perkins, who have grown

wonderful addition to our campus, the Admissions

to appreciate her tough love and sound advice.

office, the Student Life Team, and as a dorm parent

In addition, she has welcomed faculty into her home

on Perkins. Chelsea has served as the face of our

for social events and opened her doors to serve as

school, as she is the first person to welcome families

base camp for breakfast during Tornado 2018.

with her warm smile when they step onto campus.

This summer, Chelsea began a new job as Director

She is professional, organized and is gifted in

of the Virginia Theater Association, based in

working with students, as is demonstrated with

Lynchburg, Va.

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2017 - 2018

ATHLETIC HIGHLIGHTS

9 Athletes Committed to Play at Collegiate Level Bennett Arthur Randolph Macon College, Lacrosse Alex Decker The College St. Rose, Basketball Wyatt Elam Hampden-Sydney College, Football Abigail Keenan The King’s College, New York, Soccer Jaelin Llewellyn Princeton University, Basketball

Hadley Meadows Sewanee: The University of the South, Lacrosse and Field Hockey Kate O’Brien Gettysburg College, Cross Country and Track & Field Ian Saunders Hampden-Sydney College, Soccer

Hayden Swisher Sewanee: The University of the South, Baseball

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Runner Daniel O’Brien ’20

Championship Runner Ups 3 State: Boys Cross Country, Girls LAX, Boys LAX 2 Conference: Girls Soccer, Girls Tennis

Athletes of the Year Basketball: Jaelin Llewellyn ’18 Golfer: Carter Keller ’19 Runner: Daniel O’Brien ’20 Tennis Player: Hundley Burger ’20

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Qualified for State Playoffs

Named to All-Conference Teams That’s 1 in 5 VES students!

Coaches of the Year Cross Country: Jen Anderson Girls Lacrosse: Justine Button Boys Basketball: Curtis Staples

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Reveling in Bishop Camaraderie Alumni Weekend 2018 For three fabulous days, more than 300 alumni, their families and VES faculty and staff enjoyed renewing connections, deepening long-term friendships and reliving memories on the Old 160. And the evening storms couldn’t dampen the spirits of this energetic crowd! We were thrilled to host our oldest alumnus in attendance—Frank Smith III who returned to campus for the first time since his graduation in 1946 —to the youngest alum from the just-graduated class of 2018—a 72-year span of VES Bishops. Many memorable moments occurred throughout the weekend. The Class of 1973 celebrated their classmate Bill Ed Kidd and scattered his ashes in meaningful spots across campus and Lynchburg. A small but strong group rose early to cycle the Blue Ridge Parkway. Octogenarian Frank Smith shared his life’s path—how he hitchhiked to VES from New Haven, Conn., to begin his freshman year to his rewarding career as an architect. Not to be outdone by Mr. Smith, The Right Reverend Charles “Perry” Erskine returned to campus for the first time since his graduation in 1968 to celebrate his 50th reunion. Conway Sheild ’60 inducted 15 new members of the William King Society. Many joined the Wine & Design event where they captured the Shanklin Bell Tower on canvas, a special opportunity to recognize the tower as we approach 50 years since its dedication. And the weekend came to a close with a beautiful remembrance service led by Chaplain Adam White in Langhorne Memorial Chapel.

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Left to Right | 1: Class of 2013’s Noell Cosby, Kelvin So, Nicolas Corvi, Andrew Bolling | 2: Adam Wright ’03 and Grant Thienemann ’03 3: Ben Collins, Helen Morrison Collins ’98, Amy Kaplan Bryan ’98 4: Dan Johnson ’68, Laurie Johnson | 5: Sandy McKenna ’67, Sue Cary, “H” Cary ’64, Lee Herbert ’74, Anne McKenna | 6: Morrow Boggs ’08 and William White ’08 with teacher Charles Watson 7: Dontay Riley ’99 and Matt Frisbie | 8: Helen Wright, Merrill Watts, Ashby Watts ’83, Addie Clarke, Henry Clarke ’03

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LEFT PAGE: 1: Alumni Weekend kicks off outside. | 2: Tarlton Long ’68, Larry Tilley ’73 and Will Martin ’73 climbed the Blue Ridge Mountains on an early morning bike ride led by Chris Button, Associate Head of School. | 3: Anita and Frank Smith ’46 4: Chris Filoromo, Broocks Myers ’98, John Dozier ’98, Tim Caldwell, Sarah Calder Caldwell ’98 | 5: Larry Tilley ’73 and Don Thomson ’73 THIS PAGE: 1: Class of 1983’s John McBroom, Parker Hale, Headmaster Tommy Battle, Tommy Shircliff and Ben Wolverton admiring the original basketball center court logo in the William King Center | 2: London Stewart Owen ’03 | 3: Preston Williams ’16, Casy Williams, Randolph Stafford ’93 and John Wells ’78 4: Jia Liao and Ed Ivey ’02 | 5: Alison Sugg and Keith Gamble ’83

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1: Bev Hutter ’61 and Mary Cameron Best dancing to music by The Dundies | 2: Wyatt Slominski ’13 | 3: Meg and Gene Bowers ’68 | 4: Chip Marler ’68 and Gene Bowers ’68 | 5: Wife Evan and former faculty member Buddy Atkins talking with Headmaster Tommy Battle ’83 | 6: Sally and Ed Hotchkiss ’52, celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary in June.

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BACK ROW L-R: Tom Vernon, Mike James, Chip Marler, Tom Smyth, Landon Lane, Dan Johnson, Tarlton Long, Jack Agricola, Holmes Morton, Joe Liles, Jim Best, Gene Bowers | FRONT ROW L-R: Perry Erskine, Harry Alverson, Dale Hamrick

New Inductees Welcomed into William King Society Congratulations to our alumni from the Class of

who was a charter member of the VES Board of

1968, celebrating their 50 Reunion. They are our

Trustees and served on the board from 1916 to

newest members to be inducted into the William

1943. His tireless devotion to VES and longevity of

King Society, formerly known as the “Old Guard.”

volunteer service is unmatched in school history.

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The society is named after Col. William King, Jr.,

Strong Philanthropic Support from Reunion Classes Sustains the VES Mission This year’s reunion class chairs presented Headmaster Tommy Battle ’83 with a check for the amount of $1,925,034. Tommy noted, “This check represents every dollar contributed to VES—including capital, endowment and annual giving—from members of these 3 and 8 reunion classes and the William King Society. Thank you for your generous support to the school!”

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Celebrating Our

REUNION CLASSES

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1973

1983

Class of 1973

Class of 1978

Back Row Will Pannill Rob Christian Ed Gerhardt Terry Sherrill

Back Row Tom Clement Preston Belcher Jim Evans Tommy Stoughton Parks Snead Ken Cooper John Wells Showell Blades David Howe Charlie Munford Kyle Trent

Middle Row Will Martin Mike Buhler Don Thomson Doug Quarles Front Row Larry Tilley Jamie Johnson Neil Hammerstrom

John Louden Bob Bowden Trent Dickerson Bill Aldridge Bob Vaughan Front Row Brother Fountain Rob Bernard Alex Roddey Guy Adamson

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Class of 1983

Class of 1988

Back Row John Bond Ben Wolverton Brandon Fentress David Liggett Ashby Watts Wade Morton Marshall Hairston

Back Row Bert Miller Sean Thrash Rick Zechini John Hunter Stewart Langley Reed Skaggs

Front Row Keith Gamble Tommy Battle Kevin Merritt Tommy Shircliff

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Front Row David Williams Jane Moore Sorenson Phillip Harman


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Eric Farrey Cooper McGoodwin Sutton Tinsley Stuart Burgh

Class of 1993 Back Row Randolph Stafford John Robinson Kenan Walker Brian Bader Teddy Kleisner Matt Albers Heyward Armstrong Clayton Wine Alan Williamson

1998

Front Row Mary Ashton Burgh Mimi Corwin Sarah Hoffman Walker Colby Winston Not Pictured: Henry Clarke

Class of 2008

Front Row Ann Rumney Kate Mauldin Nicole Allen Betsy Wimer Rhodes

Back Row Barrett Mohrmann James Watkins William White Jake Winston George Smith Will Huffman Sidney Vermilya Lucas Sandidge Thomas Price Thomas Stoughton

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Back Row Joy Gerdy Zogby Jamie Trott Broocks Myers Amy Kaplan Bryan Natalie Jenkins Peel John Gilliam Ann Fulgham Gill Will McClelland Patrick McClary John Dozier Helen Morrison Collins Sarah Calder Caldwell

Front Row Haynes Hicks Kristy Pannill Dudley Strosnider Kim Jefferson-Sandidge

Class of 2013 Back Row Sumner Higginbotham Philip Head Marjorie Baker Kelvin So Merrill Andrews Lee Parker Courtney Rentz Andrew Bolling Nicolas Corvi Florian Overfelt

Front Row John McLean Brent Miller Andy Hobbs

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Back Row Adam Wright Grant Thienemann Adam Reel Ginny Hart McAnaney Caroline Hamrick Evans Hollis Barksdale Capshaw London Stewart Owen Eleanor Stanley Fairey Andrew Mitchell

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Refer a Bishop You are our best resource for recruiting great students to VES! If you know 7th and 8th graders interested in boarding school, talk to them about VES. Send their contact information to admissions@ves.org and refer a Bishop at ves.org/scholarships.

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Captain Richard A. Claytor married Mary Louise Mahood of Annapolis, MD, on April 3, 2018, in a civil ceremony. Following the ceremony, the first stop on their honeymoon was to visit Rickover Hall at the Naval Academy, where the couple posed with the bronze sculpture of Rick’s long-time mentor, the Father of the Nuclear Navy. Mary Louise will join Rick in an apartment at his continuing care retirement community, Ingleside at King Farm in Rockville, MD.

1946

Henry T. Trevathan’s

passion still burns bright 50 years after leading Fike High football to three straight North Carolina High School Athletic Association 4-A titles—becoming the first school to do so. Trevathan was inducted into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame in 2012, recognizing his legacy and contributions to the football program at Fike.

1952

Langhorne Jones, Jr.— board member of the Pittsylvania Historical Society—was excited to welcome visitors to the 1813 Clerk’s Office for the Pittsylvania Historical Society’s display of scale models of historical buildings in the county. The showcase was displayed through March 2018 and was “one of the best kept secrets in the county,” according to Jones.

1955

Ned Barber joined VES as a freshman in 1952 and was a member of the school’s first-ever golf team. A native of Lynchburg, VA, Ned grew up across the street from Oakwood Country Club and developed a talent for the sport. After VES, he lettered in golf all four years and was a senior captain at Washington and Lee. Since then Ned’s love and commitment for the game has 57 years and, at 81, his longevity in the sport continues.

1958

George H. Hettrick is a 2017 RTD Person of the Year honoree.

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George is a leader at Hunton & Williams as the full-time chairman of the firm’s pro bono committee. 2017 also marked the 10th year of “Firms in Service”—a collaborative effort George has led among Richmond-area law firms and corporate legal departments to provide free help.

1962

“Team Bloom”—Ron Hood ’74, Terry Becker, Liz Burton, Joe Exum ’62 and Tom Burton ’62—came together in San Francisco to celebrate the good work that has taken place over the past year to aid classmate Paul Bloom ’62. Paul found himself facing severe, life-threatening health issues and limited resources on which to draw. Classmates Joe and Tom became aware of this situation and stepped in, with the strong support of Terry and another key member of the group, Rev. Nina Pickerrell of


published this fall. Now available on Amazon, Kindle and Nook, Schweres Wasser (German for “heavy water”), takes place at the end of WWII with the Allies and Soviets both looking to acquire secret German technology.

Grace Cathedral, to ensure Paul gained access to proper treatment and longterm care. What a wonderful example of the VES community coming together to support a classmate in need. The phrase, “Once a Bishop, Always a Bishop” is alive and well.

1979

III has been named Chairman at JamersonLewis Construction.

John R. Alford, Jr. of Lynchburg has been appointed to the Sweet Briar College Board. Johnny is a graduate of the University of Virginia, and the Washington and Lee School of Law. He has served on numerous boards in the Lynchburg community. His wife, Courtney Banton Alford, is a graduate of Sweet Briar College’s Class of 1987. They are parents of VES alumnae Blair ’11 and Elizabeth ’16, and daughter Emily, a graduate of E.C. Glass.

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Allen VanNoppen and Larry Tilley had a chance meeting on Bald Head Island in September 2017. It was the pair’s first face-toface since graduating from VES in 1974.

Cham Light was the lead panelist in a Continuing Education Legal Seminar sponsored by the Virginia Law Foundation this past October. The topic— Improving Your Results in Bodily Injury Claims— drew extensively on his 30-plus year career as an assistant General Counsel and Claims Director at Nationwide Insurance Company.

The Hon. Jerrauld C. Jones, Chief Judge, Norfolk Circuit Court, and his son, Del. Jerrauld “Jay” Jones (D-Norfolk), addressed participants of the Gloucester Institute’s Emerging Leaders Program to conclude its Black History Month celebrations. Jones is a member of the Magnificent 8—the African-American Stouffer Scholars who first integrated VES.

1973 Lynchburg native John A. Owen has written an espionage thriller novel

1976 In May 2015 John H. Woolard, Jr. and wife, Sue, opened their newly rebranded restaurant— Rooster’s Southern Kitchen—in Kill Devil Hills on North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Since then the restaurant has hosted monthly, off-season bourbon tastings to support local organizations that directly serve children, education, and those in crisis or in need in the OBX community. The “Spirits of Giving” tastings have raised more than $25,000 for the community and 100 percent of the proceeds are directly donated to the chosen organizations.

Robert Cook—VES alumnus and current trustee—spent time this June traveling through Europe with wife, Lucy, and their two sons, John ’18 and Thomas ’20. The Cooks showcased their VES swag on the Alps and across Amsterdam, Belgium and Switzerland.

1980 Garret Jeter graduated with a Ph.D. in English

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with a specialization in British Literature from the University of Arkansas this month. Along the way he served four years in student government and was a member of Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity.

1982

Eli Gage hosted Ron Hood ’74 at the San Francisco Golf Club during a recent visit. Longtime member, celebrated player and VES alumus Harvie Ward ’43 is pictured in the background.

within the organization, while still finding time to enjoy the music.

1992 Robert High was named Commodore of the Hatteras Marlin Club in Hatteras, NC, at the club’s 59th Marlin Tournament. Longtime friend and fellow VES alumnus Christopher B. Smith, Sr. ’82 was there to celebrate as well.

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1983

John W. McBroom went from camp counselor to buying the camp. Recently named the new co-owner and CFO of FloydFest, the Roanoke-based musician is excited to take on the larger role

1986

reconnecting and spending time together in Sarasota, FL.

Joel Williams, along with wife, Liza, and son, Joel T. ’17, met with faculty members Chip and Jane Jones for a fishing trip in Nags Head, NC. Also along for the trip were young alumni Wyatt Ross ’17 and Sam Albright ’17.

Frank Andrews is turbocharging UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Media and Journalism, from which he graduated in 1990. Frank has led companies in the field of communications, and in an effort to foster and celebrate the spirit of innovation in the field, he has created The Frank Andrews Fund for Aspiring Agency Entrepreneurs. The fund will host a series of events, competitions and outreach efforts that nurture entrepreneurial thinking in students and shine light on innovation among the school’s faculty and alumni.

Trowbridge M. Littleton won the three-way race for Middleburg mayor, receiving 66.9 percent of the votes. A record high number of voters turned out on voting day, as it was the first time in 26 years that the mayoral race included multiple candidates. Prior to the win, Trowbridge held a Town Council seat for two years. Congratulations, Bridge!

1987

Classmates Ben Cannon, Turner Moore and Jared Dawson had an amazing time

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Philip McQuade’s son, Colton, won the 2017 Points Championship at Nicholson Speedway in his Rookie Year. Colton started the Kid Kart Season at 5 years old and is one of the youngest drivers in his class. Colton also earned the most


1990 Neal Harrell, head boys lacrosse coach at Middletown High School in Rhode Island, led his team to their second Division II State Championship in a row! A native of Chapel Hill, NC, he and his wife, Sara, and their two children settled in Middletown in 2015, the corporate headquarters of his company Brooks Marine Group, which specializes in management recruiting for the recreational marine industry. After VES, Neal attended Virginia Military Institute on a lacrosse scholarship and earned a BS in Sociology from Greensboro College in 1995, where he was a three-year lacrosse letterman. He has stayed connected with lacrosse, serving as head coach at Cape Fear Academy from 1997-2001 and voted NC high school lacrosse coach of the year in 1997. While in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, where he founded his company, Neal played post-collegiate lacrosse for the Ft. Lauderdale Flamingos, refereed high school lacrosse and was a U-11 youth lacrosse travel team coach. Now, in addition to coaching at Middletown High, he is deeply involved with Island Youth Lacrosse and volunteers his time to help coach at area camps and clinics.

improved driver award for all junior classes in 2017. For the 2018 season Colton will be competing in the WKA Manufacturers Cup Series, traveling to Indiana, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and North Carolina.

1993

Caroline Keys was one of 12 artists from around the world in residency at the

Crosstown Concourse in Memphis, TN, in June 2018. The multidisciplinary program includes artists in the visual and performing arts, musicians, filmmakers and writers. Caroline worked on writing a response to Justin Timberlake’s “Man of the Woods” album.

1995

Drew Gillespie ’95 and

1996

Erin Gaian ’98 were married on May 25, 2018, at the Apiary in Lexington, KY, with BK Mundy ’67 officiating.

Vivian S. Howard has continued making headlines this year. In addition to being named a 2017 Tar Heel of the Year for making her mark on the North Carolina restaurant scene, she joined CBS Sunday Morning as the show’s newest contributor and earned a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Culinary Program win

Alexander Solyom and his wife, Katalin Komlosi, M.D., are the happy parents of Isabelle Flora Solyom, born September 18, 2017. The family— including siblings Laura and Lori—currently reside in Frieburg, Germany.

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for her PBS TV series “A Chef’s Life.” Vivian owns Chef and the Farmer and the Boiler Room in Kinston, NC, and Benny’s Big Time Pizzeria in Wilmington, NC. Vivian also represented North Carolina as one of 60 influencers on a discussion panel aiming to affect policy in her state. Her work in Kinston and beyond has elevated rural issues to the forefront of public conversation, with the hopes of building a brighter future full of opportunities for all North Carolinians.

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1995 Meredith Moran German is the Creative Director and partner responsible for the relaunch of the New York-based luxury accessories brand Bienen Davis, originally founded in 1931. Her three new signature styles were celebrated at the biggest night in fashion, the 2018 Met Gala, and were also recently featured in Vogue and Forbes magazines. Rachel Waldman of Vogue noted: …”in honor of the biggest night in fashion, fourth-generation family member Richard K. Bienen, together with Marc Jacobs alum Meredith German and her husband, W. Ross, breathed new life into the longstanding label with a holy capsule handbag collection perfectly suited for the evening’s exhibition, “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.”...“It should come as no surprise that the Sacs-Rilége collection turned up on the arms of two of the night’s saints of style: Sarah Jessica Parker and Adwoa Aboah.”

Leslie P. Pack is Managing DirectorHealthcare Sponsor Finance-First Tennessee Bank in Nashville, TN. She has recently been appointed to the Board of Directors for Valor Collegiate Academies, a network of free, public college preparatory charter schools in South Nashville that serves a diverse population.

According to Forbes: “Meredith German believes [the company’s] commitment to the original craft and the artisans who make their bags are the true distinctions of Bienen-Davis. Each handbag is made by hand, often by the original Italian artisans who created them in the 40’s, and each bag is designed for function as much as style.”... “These handcrafted beauties are a breath of fresh air in the handbag market.” A native of Lewisburg, WV, Meredith studied studio art at Furman, then moved to Manhattan in 1999, where she studied at the Fashion Institute of Design. In 2007, she and her husband launched their own accessory line, Meredith Wendell, which they co-owned and operated until 2014. Their products were available in stores and boutiques worldwide. After working at Marc Jacobs, Meredith moved into consulting, helping the creative designer at Coach launch his luxury line. She also was in on the ground floor of the development and launch of actress and entrepreneur Reese Witherspoon’s brand, Draper James. Meredith joined the VES Board of Trustees in 2017. VIRGINIA EPISCOPAL SCHOOL

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1998

Chef and restaurant owner Jason Arbusto brings years of classical and modern culinary experience as well as a passion for excellent food to the city of Lynchburg, VA. Arbusto studied at the famed Culinary Institute of America and spent eight years in Europe working under master chefs at Michelin-rated restaurants. He also has worked in high-profile restaurants across the U.S. A couple of years ago, Arbusto moved to Lynchburg with his wife and two children and recently opened his restaurant, Daughters & Sons Pizza. Not only is he bringing his talent and great food to the expanding Lynchburg restaurant scene, he is a part of downtown’s 5th Street revival. Check out this great video of Jason: http://bit.ly/ JArbusto

Sarah Calder Caldwell and husband, Tim, welcomed daughter Isabella Grace on June 15, 2017. The family lives in Elizabethtown, PA.

1999

Christian Davis, of Washington, DC, was named partner at Akin Gump LLP. As a member of the firm’s international trade practice, Christian advises clients on foreign investment, export controls, sanctions, anti-corruption and customs laws. His practice focuses on representing clients in the merger, acquisition and divestiture process before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and on accounting for associated risks. He also advises

clients in negotiating and implementing CFIUS mitigation agreements, developing and administering international trade compliance programs and conducting internal investigations. Christian received his J.D., cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center and his B.A. from the University of Virginia.

Dhaval graduated from Virginia Tech in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Information Systems in the Pamplin College of Business with a minor in Computer Science.

2000

Fred Stone, an entrepreneur in Charleston, SC, sold his company Stone Truck Parts to a Fortune 500 company. His other businesses include Elegant Hardwood Floors, Classic Surfaces and multiple real estate properties. Stone also served as a former Young Ambassador Council member of the First Tee of Charleston charity group.

Jacqueline Harrison Lowe welcomed a son, James Henry Lowe, born February 5, 2018.

2001 Dhaval Shah was elected to the Howard County Democratic Central Committee. He currently serves as Lead IT Specialist for the Social Security Administration and as President Emeritus of the Young Democrats of Howard County.

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1999 At the 72nd Tony Awards held June 10, 2018, alumnus Spencer Ross took the stage among the actors, creatives and team of producers as they accepted the Best Revival of a Play Tony Award for “Angels in America.” While this is his first Tony Award, Ross has been associated with several hit plays and musicals. The 2017 production of “Present Laughter” was among the Tony Award nominees for Best Revival of a Play. “Come from Away,” a nominee for the Tony Award Best Musical,” won the 2017 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Musical. And in 2015, “An American in Paris” was nominated for the Tony Award Best Musical. At VES, Ross was described by his teachers and advisors as “the role model for a VES student.” There wasn’t much that Ross didn’t do during his time at VES! He served on the Counselor Body, chaired the Honor Committee, was appointed to the Disciplinary Committee, and was inducted into the Cum Laude Society his junior year. He also received the Headmaster’s Award upon graduation. He was a wrestler and, in the arts, he led the tenor section in the Glee Club, and performed in five stage productions—among them “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” “Pirates of Penzance” and the “Fantastiks.” His performing arts teacher noted that “Spencer clearly has a love for ‘the business.’” Spencer graduated from Wake Forest University in 2003, and earned his Juris Doctorate in 2009 from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. In 2014, he founded SBR Productions in Denver—a theatrical production company committed to bringing new and innovative musicals and plays to the stage.

Mary Ellen Moomaw LaFreniere ’04, of SteelCut Flower Co., designed her wedding bouquet. Meredith is an attorney with Williams Mullen in Richmond.

Peter Oakman, wife, Katie, and their 2 year-

old, Madison, welcomed Julianne Audrey Oakman, born October 29, 2017. The Oakmans live in Tustin, CA.

Ali Othman and wife, Asmaa, of Litchfield Park, AZ, welcomed a

daughter, Dahlia, born February 18, 2017.

2002

Will Anlyan married Izzy Mill May 5, 2018, in Durham, NC. He was joined by former

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roommate Kent Burris ’02 as groomsman. Also in attendance were Stuart Ferrell ’02 and John Lyon ’07.

Elizabeth and Owen MacLeod Buhler, of Shreveport, LA,


welcomed a son, Mac Buhler, born September 21, 2017.

Despite fighting the flu, Bradford Tilley, of Easton, CT, won medalist honors, three matches and the top spot in the match-play bracket on his way to the quarterfinals of the 2017 U.S. Mid-Amateur Golf Championship at Atlanta’s Capital City Club and Atlanta National Golf Club.

2003

Smith Andrews and wife, Julianne, welcomed a son, Graham Wells Andrews, April 2, 2018, in Raleigh, NC.

Henry Clarke, VES Director of Development, was the graduation speaker for his alma mater, James River Day School, on June 1. A member of the first graduating class of JRDS Middle School, Henry encouraged graduates to always question and also to be kind.

Inna Korkko Harris welcomed daughter Lillian Ida Harris born July 21, 2017. The Harris family resides in Finland.

February 7, 2018. The Fords live in Cannonsburg, PA.

Tad Watson and wife, Amy, welcomed a son, Charles C. Watson IV, who shares the name of his proud grandfather— VES Director of Studies, math teacher and swim coach—Charles Watson. Tad and his family live in Chester, VA.

Nicholas Hall married Vanessa Reyes May 5, 2018, in Washington, D.C. Nicholas was joined by VES alumni Raleigh Vaughn ’95, John Woodard ’03 and Graham Moomaw ’03.

2004

John Moore and Kathryn Rutledge Ohl were married September 23, 2017, in Charlotte, NC, where the couple lives. He is employed as a Financial Advisor with the Private Client Group of BB&T Scott & Stringfellow.

Ryan Alexander and wife, Mandy, welcomed a daughter, Erin Ann, on November 12, 2017. The family lives in Woodberry Forest, VA.

Babb Rawlings, Jr. and wife, Carrie, had a son, Beau Drake Rawlings, born November 15, 2017.

Moira Kerrigan married Matthew McIntire on October 14, 2017, in Sea Island, GA.

Jamerson-Lewis Construction named William Cook as President, and Preston Craighill ’73 Chairman of the company.

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William Cook and his wife, Nancy, welcomed their second child, Catherine Garland Cook, June 12, 2018.

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Borden Edgerton proposed a second time to his fiancée, Hilda Yu, in the Arrivals terminal at Washington Dulles International Airport last summer, and they were married in May. The two met in 2014 in Shanghai, where they both were living. Edgerton, a landscape architect, eventually moved home to Virginia, and Yu moved to Brussels, Belgium. He proposed for the first time at the Van Buuren Museum in Brussels, known for its elaborate gardens. Borden is with BCWH Architects in Richmond, VA.

Stephanie Fees, owner of Scratch Pasta Co., participated in Lynchburg’s third annual Locavore Cook-Off. “It’s a little more intense going up against other chefs and is a fun event,” she said. She cooked spicy garlic pasta to make macaroni and cheese with pimento peppers and butternut squash as well as barbeque short ribs with green tomato chowchow on top. “I think it’s a great way to expand what people think they can do with the pasta, to show a complete meal,” she said. “Most people just see me as the ‘pasta girl,’ but there are other possibilities with pasta.”

2010 Carpenter Walden has launched her own business—My Pink Party Box. The company offers curated boxes to serve the needs of event planners, corporate gifts for clients and employees, welcome boxes for hotels, wedding party gift boxes, and gifts for most any special occasion. Carpenter works with her clients to create most anything they can dream up. Check out mypinkpartybox.com.

2005 Mary Bruce Cartner Stallard and her husband announce the birth of their daughter, Cecilia McKenzie Stallard, born June 20, 2018.

Tiffany Burton married West Ailsworth May 12, 2018 in Lynchburg, VA.

Mimi Sykes Hopkins and husband, John, welcomed their daughter, Vivian DuVal Hopkins, June 22, 2018.

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Events at Meadowood Resort in St. Helena, CA.

Albert R. Nowell III married Austen Shearer May 19, 2018 in Pinehurst, NC. Mary Nowell Allen ’02—sister of the groom—was among the many celebrating the couple’s nuptials.

Mary Helen Stinson and Jeremy Antione Phelps were married August 11, 2017, at St. Paul Roman Catholic Church in Princeton, NJ. He is a government contracts manager at Louis Berger in D.C.

C. Hamilton Poe married Rachel Barker on June 20, 2017, at one of their favorite swimming spots on the Detroit River. An artist, Ham has a warehouse studio on Detroit’s west side.

Eric Wagner and his wife welcomed daughter Libby Randolph Wagner June 11, 2018.

2006 Elizabeth Diaz-Verson Michael married Joseph Michael on July 26, 2017 at Chalet View Lodge in Graeagle, CA. Liz is Assistant Director of

J. Scott Burruss and his wife welcomed daughter Margaret

Sayre Burruss June 6, 2018.

2008

Payden and Polly Hunter Emmet welcomed daughter Ollie Kate Emmett on September 12, 2017. The family lives in Mount Vernon, MO.

Katherine McQueen Stewart and Abbot Henderson McClintic, Jr., both of Morehead City, NC, were married January 6, 2018, at The Kenan Chapel of Landfall in Wilmington. Abbot McClintic Sr. ’80 was best man for his son. After a honeymoon to Thailand, the couple will reside in Morehead City. Abbot is a realtor with Keller Williams Realty.

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Lauri Williams Boucher graduated from UNCWilmington and headed west to Los Angeles, CA. Since then she has worked on the filming of shows including One Tree Hill, The Voice, Shark Tank, Family Game Night, The Bachelor, Animal Practice, GCB and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. While working on GCB, Lauri met Thomas Boucher, a romance blossomed and the two were married in 2017 in Malibu. Recently, Lauri has been working on sets for Showtime’s Ray Donovan and Amazon’s Bosch.

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Carter Craddock married Grant Hopkins on May 26, 2018. The ceremony was held at First Presbyterian Church in Lynchburg, followed by the reception at Boonsboro Country Club.

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employed by Morrisette Paper Company. The couple resides in Greensboro.

Brother and sister alumni Eddie Girling ’09 and Diane Girling ’11 came back to visit Margaret Lyle Jones ’95 and other faculty members in May. After they picked up some VES swag, we learned that Eddie is living in San Diego, CA, serving as a navigator on the USS Omaha, a 218-foot-long littoral combat ship, traveling throughout the Pacific. Diane recently moved to Portland, ME, and is a career advisor at Long Creek Juvenile Detention Center, helping young adults transition back into the community.

Morgan Allison Morrisette and Taylor Harrison Hood, Jr. were married September 30, 2017, on Figure Eight Island. Following the outdoor ceremony, the reception was held at the Figure Eight Island Yacht Club. Morgan is a graduate of UNCChapel Hill and is

a wedding trip to Antigua, West Indies, the couple resides in Raleigh, NC.

Science. Brooke also was a writer for The Baylor Lariat during her time at Baylor.

2010 Daisy Venners Perper married Brent Perper December 9, 2017, on Kiawah Island, SC.

Charles Austin Robbins III married Mary Jackson August 12, 2017, at First Presbyterian Church in Nashville, TN. Austin’s brothers, Claiborne Randolph Robbins ’08, of Denver, CO, and John Irby Robbins ’08, of New York, NY, were groomsmen. JB Brewer ’08 of Raleigh NC, and Stuart Carrington ’09 of Atlanta, GA, were ushers. Austin received a Bachelor of Science degree and Business Administration minor from The University of Mississippi in Oxford, MS. He is employed by Carolina Office Equipment Company in Raleigh. Following

Elizabeth Simmons Haigh married Ryan McDonald at Lowndes Grove Plantation in Charleston, SC. Their November 11, 2017 wedding married traditional southern charm with modern style, complementing the style of the bride and groom.

Nianqiu (Nero) Cao was one of four Boston College students to win awards at the Annual Japanese Language Contest sponsored by the Consulate General of Japan in Boston. Congratulations to Nero, whose work earned him second place in the Elementary Essay Division.

Andrew Kim graduated from Columbia University. He works in the financial industry in New York City.

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Brooke L. Bentley graduated from Baylor University May 10, 2018, with a double major in Journalism and Political

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Isabel V. Herring graduated from UNCChapel Hill May 12, 2018, with an advertising degree from the School of Media and Journalism. Isabel also recently worked as an Account Management intern at the marketing technology company MaxPoint.


and reached the NCAA tournament for the seventh straight season.

Holly M. Hudson graduated from University Mary Washington on May 12, 2018, with a degree in Business Administration. Holly played lacrosse for the UMW Eagles all four years and was named to the 2nd Team All-CAC for the 2018 season.

2015

Anne E. Hastings has released her first album and announced the summer tour dates for her band, Anne Elise Hastings and Her Revolving Cast of Characters. Check her music out on Spotify and look her up and catch one of her upcoming shows! Congratulations, Anne Elise!

Boyand (Chris) Li has received a scholarship from the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation for 2018. Chris is a third-year physics and mathematics double major at UVA. He is currently investigating gravity as an emergent phenomenon of quantum field theory under certain special conditions—work that Chris says “could have an enormous impact on our understanding of the universe from subatomic to cosmological scale.”

Matt Meadows, a junior defender, was among five Lynchburg College players named to the first team on the AllOld Dominion Athletic Conference Lacrosse team. Over the course of his season, Meadows piled up 32 ground balls and 14 caused turnovers. The Hornets finished the season with a 12-9 record, won the ODAC championship,

Virginia Elam has earned a spot on the 2019 roster for the William & Mary Division I Women’s Lacrosse team. Congratulations, Virginia!

Romey Poore was accepted to the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina. He is a rising senior, member of Kappa Alpha Order, and an intern with Hood Construction Company, a commercial contractor in Columbia, SC.

Sacha Killeya-Jones, former VES power forward, will continue his college basketball career at N.C. State, where he will be coached by Lynchburg native Kevin Keatts. The 6-foot-10 Chapel Hill, NC, native, who led VES to a state title as a senior, played his first two years of college at the University of Kentucky.

2016

Lelia Battle recently assisted Madison Rogas, former VES Spanish teacher and now UVA grad student and yoga instructor, in Lelia’s first vinyasa yoga class. This summer, Lelia is pursuing her 200hour power vinyasa teacher certification at FlyDog Yoga in Charlottesville, VA.

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Brett Mckinnon from Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia, has been named

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Program Coordinator at Lacrosse Nova Scotia this summer. In his two years at VES, Brett won a State Championship with the boys lacrosse team and received First Team All-State recognition. He is currently enrolled in the Honours Bachelor of Business Administration Co-op program at Brock University and continuing his lacrosse career there.

2017

Margaret Bassett, a rising sophomore at Wofford College, studied abroad in New

Zealand as part of the January Interim course—New Zealand: A Survey of Geology, Wildlife and Culture. She learned about the geology, wildlife, and culture of New Zealand and the history of New Zealand’s indigenous people, the Maori. During her trek she visited Auckland, Queenstown, Dunedin, Christchurch, and her her favorite, Kaikoura, where she swam with dolphins.

From Bosnia and Herzegovina, Admir Besovic, a 7-foot center, graduated from VES

and headed to the University of Montana to continue playing basketball. Grizzlies Head Coach Travis DeCuire said, with “Admir, the size and girth is something we have not had since I have been here. I think he is somebody who can bring an ability for us to help us defend the post without having to double down.”

Wesleyan 35 - Williams 0. William and Chris are rising sophomores at Wesleyan University.

Doug Thom, a freshman at Methodist University, was named USA South Athletes Men’s Soccer Rookie of the Week in October 2017, as a defender for the Methodist Monarchs.

Former VES senior master Doug Smith enjoyed visiting with William Liang and Chris Pyo at the Wesleyan homecoming, where the football team won:

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In Memorium VES Community Mary Kistler Bickford, of Roanoke, VA, mother to current trustee Kathy Kistler Craft and grandmother to Mary Katherine Craft ’13 and Phoebe Craft ’19, passed away March 29, 2018. Vickie Lynn Campbell, 67—mother of Brennan Parr ’10—passed away June 17, 2018, in Charlottesville, VA. Virginia McCandlish Puller Dabney, of Lynchburg, VA, passed away June 29, 2018, at the age of 78. She is the grandmother of Caroline Dabney ’17 and Anna Kate Dabney ’19. Anna Frank Strosnider “Frankie” Du Bose, of Durham, NC, passed away December 19, 2017. Frankie was mother to Charles Du Bose ’76 and his wife, Sally, a current VES trustee, and to Anna Du Bose Doughton and her husband and former trustee Bud Doughton ’71. She was grandmother to Lawre Doughton ’12, Sarah Du Bose ’13, and Drennen Du Bose ’18. Anne “Pokey” VanEvery Glenn, of Charlotte, NC, former

trustee and mother to alumnus Thomas “T” Glenn ’90 and grandmother to student Charlie Glenn ’21, passed away January 10, 2018. Margery “Margie” Scott Johnson, of Raleigh, NC, wife of former trustee Earl Johnson ’50 and grandmother to Ford Springer ’11 and Curtis Springer ’09, died Wednesday, January 17, 2018. Edward R. Lewis, of Dunn, NC, passed away peacefully at home May 6, 2018. He was grandfather of Cameron Basnight ’19 and incoming student David Basnight ’22. George Wilson Martin, of Mocksville, NC, father of trustee Will Martin ’73, passed away April 3, 2018. Mary Bassett Morten, of Martinsville, VA, passed away August 21, 2017. She was mother to alumnus and former Chair of the VES Board of Trustees, Spencer Morten ’72. Adelheid (Polly) Roakes—wife of former VES business manager, Wayne Roakes—passed away peacefully May 18, 2018, at the age of 81.

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Vera Dickens Sackett, of Lynchburg, VA, passed away January 27, 2018. Her husband, Henry M. Sackett, Jr., was a member of the VES Board of Trustees, from 1944-1970. Vera was grandmother to Bobby Harris ’02 and cousin to former trustee Sally E. White.

John P. M. “Monk” Younger, Sr., of East Point, GA, passed away June 5, 2017.

Rick Wolf, a teacher at VES from 1977-78, died February 25, 2018, in Lexington, VA.

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Daniel Long Bell, Jr., of Vero Beach, FL, passed away November 29, 2017.

1940 Dr. Fitzhugh Mayo died Saturday, November 11, 2017, in Winchester, VA.

William M. Scaife, Jr. died May 22, 2018 in Fredericksburg, VA. Randolph C. Thompson, of Fairfax Station, VA, passed away February 2, 2018.

1943

Captain Robert “Bob” M. Whitaker USN (Ret.), of Mobile, AL, died March 21, 2018.

Gordon Wallace Poindexter, Jr., of Waynesboro, VA, died December 13, 2017. Gordon’s brother, Dr. James E. Poindexter was a member of the class of 1933.

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1948 George Harding Lewis III, of Amherst, VA, died May 6, 2018. From 1970-1974, George served VES as Alumni

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and Development Director. His nephews, Mason Brugh ’85 and Lynn Brugh ’82, are also VES alumni. David Richard White, of Phoenixville, PA, passed away December 18, 2017.

1949 Charlie Lewis, passed away May 18, 2018, at Rappahannock WestminsterCanterbury in Irvington, VA.

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Bottger, was a member of the VES class of 1962.

Dr. Joseph Kemp Houck, of Lynchburg, VA, died January 16, 2018. Kemp’s two brothers, Leighton Houck ’62 and Peter Houck ’56, and his nephew Kemp Houck ’93, are all VES alumni.

Elliott Daingerfield Dulaney, of Jacksonville, FL, died December 14, 2017.

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1950 Lloyd Smith, Jr. passed away June 25, 2018, surrounded by family. He would have been 86 this September.

1953

Harvey Blair Farinholt, of Gloucester, VA, died September 28, 2017. His brother, Jimmy Farinholt ’52, and father, “Brown” Farinholt ’27, are both VES alumni.

William Sydnor Pugh, of Lynchburg, VA, passed away February 15, 2018.

Ray King Weems, of Waynesboro, VA, passed away Saturday, January 13, 2018.

Andrew C. Woofter, Jr., of Parkersburg, WV, died Monday, December 25, 2017. Andy’s brother, Joe Woofter ’58, and his cousin, Annemarie Maggard ’99, are both VES alumni.

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1958 Ralph Alexander Nash, of Lewisburg, WV, passed away February 2, 2018. Ralph was the nephew of Dr. John C. Risher ’28.

1959 Richard “Dick” Vair Shanklin, III of McLean, VA, and Tucson, AZ, passed away January 17, 2018. Dick’s cousins, James Shanklin ’60 and Scott Shanklin (deceased) ’64 are both VES alumni.

Edward M. “Ned” Bonfoey, Jr., of Virginia Beach, VA, died December 16, 2017.

William Carl Bottger, Jr. died January 16, 2018, in Pasadena, CA. William’s brother, John

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Edwin “Win” Cornelius Luther, III, of Richmond, VA, died February 7, 2018.

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Lt. Col. James Neal Treadwell (USMC, Ret.) passed away in Coronado, CA, September 7, 2017.


1975

Robert Lewis Goode, of Virginia Beach, VA, passed away February 9, 2018. Robert’s father, Lewis B. Goode, Jr., was a former VES trustee.

1986

James Edward Shepherd “Shep” Dempsey, of Wilmington NC, passed away April 9, 2018.

John Michael Anderson, of Forest, VA, passed away September 14, 2017.

Sarah Ettie Thornhill Hughes, of Lynchburg, VA, died October 1, 2017.

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Shawn Patrick Morton, of Kitty Hawk, NC, died December 21, 2017.

Bruce Nelson Thomasson died December 19, 2017, in Salem, VA.

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Sarah Crist Ranson passed away February 4, 2018, in Lynchburg, VA. Her cousin, Holly Crist Capps ’08, is also a VES alumna.

Christopher Robert Merritt, of Jacksonville, FL, passed away August 7, 2017. His brother, Kevin Merritt, is a 1983 VES alumnus.

1979

Thomas “Tommy” Hansel Peacock Bruhn died January 18, 2018, in Mountain Brook, AL.

William L. Shumate IV passed away unexpectedly June 7, 2018, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

Donald Ray “D.J.” Patrick, Jr., passed away November 12, 2017, in Greenville, NC.

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