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Principal Dr. Jonathan Long Director of Alumni Affairs Lauri Wilson Coulter ’81
Table of contents
From the Principal:
Peace, Community and Inspiration
Around the Sundial 2016-2017 .................................4
Three reasons to be excited ........................................2
Layout and design Randhir A. Malhan ’88 Shahid Equbal
Class photograph ..................................................11
2017 Awards .........................................................12 University and College Matriculation .......................13
Alumni in the Spotlight.............................................14 A Woodstock Education for a Bright Future
TSA Effects www.tsa.in
Asama Ebadi ’14 ...................................................14
Front cover by
Tom Scovel ’56 ......................................................16
Palden Gonsar ’20 Photos Woodstock community
India and Woodstock, Sixty One Years Later The Gift of Mentorship
Nikhil Chouguley ’98 ..............................................18
Woodstock Alumni Connect....................................22 Gatherings.................................................................24 Milestone Reunions...............................................24 Woodstock Hosted Alumni Gatherings.................29 Other gatherings....................................................32
Jottings......................................................................34 Staff Jottings.............................................................62 In Memoriam.............................................................62 Fond Staff Farewell..................................................64 The Quadrangle is published annually by the Alumni Relations Office of
Woodstock School. It is distributed
free of charge to alumni. We welcome input from the community associated with Woodstock School. WOODSTOCK SCHOOL Mussoorie, UK 248 179 India Alumni Relations Office email@example.com www.woodstockschool.in
Cover photographer’s note: “Rupin-Supin was one of the four Grade 10 treks this Activity Week. It was a 6-night, 15km journey — almost all uphill— with heavy backpacks. The photograph was taken at one of the highest points during the trip.” —Palden Gonsar ’20
Peace, Community and Inspiration Three reasons to be excited Dr Jonathan Long, Principal
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Facing page, far left Scholarships for Peace presents opportunities to gifted young people from conflict-affected regions. By giving them the gift of a Woodstock School education, we can help them grow into enlightened global citizens. Top right Community Engagement enables students to work together with local communities on truly collaborative projects, with everyone touched by the initiatives all the richer for their involvement.
While there’s so much going on at Woodstock that’s special, Dr Long shares three initiatives which really make the school stand apart.
here are three things that really excite me about Woodstock at the moment, three things that get me out of bed if you like! The first is our Scholarships for Peace initiative. This programme, which actively seeks to enable students from fragile states or conflictaffected regions to join our international community, enables us to create a diverse, student body – not as an end in itself, but as a means to an end. By bringing young people here, who represent a diversity of cultures, religions, social economic backgrounds, national and gender identities, we create a microcosm of the world. And it’s in this international microcosm that young people have the opportunity to become global souls, which is what Chris Anderson ’74, owner and curator of TED, the global network sharing ‘ideas worth spreading’, said happened to him at Woodstock. Global mindedness isn’t just a gift to the individual, but to us all, providing the ability to solve and face problems of the world through the eyes of a global consciousness, rising above all the fragmented differences which divide and cause the hatred and bitterness we see in the world today. So, Scholarships for Peace allows us to recruit young people from around the world to create a community committed to peace – people in the world, peace between people, and peace within ourselves. Secondly, Community Engagement. Woodstock has engaged with our local and ru-
Bottom right One of the many wonderful opportunities students are afforded by the Centre for Imagination is engaging with extraordinary individuals, including activist and editor Satish Kumar, who joined us in November 2017.
ral communities for generations, but our new Community Engagement programme under Mrs Sanjaya Mark, does so in a uniquely deliberate and collaborative way. Our approach goes beyond charity to a genuinely collaborative model, where students are as much the beneficiaries of the programme as the communities they work with. We currently have 18 projects underway, ranging from working with farmers and villages, to microfinance, water projects, and health and education related issues. In each, student teams run the collective efforts in partnership with local people, where both the students and the communities gain enormously from working together to solve problems. And last, but by no means least, is Woodstock’s Centre for Imagination. Inspired by Harvard’s Innovation Lab, the Centre is a place which allows any student to walk through the door, and whatever their passion, idea, interest, problem or dream they will find someone who can connect them to a mentor or guide who can help bring that idea or passion to fruition. The Centre for Imagination hosts visiting academics, lecturers, artists, scientists in residence, but it also connects Woodstock students today to the alumni community. And where any alumni feel that they can offer a day, or a week or a month, there’s an open invitation to come as an in-residence mentor - or even to connect virtually with young people through the web and by email. The Centre for Imagination is one initiative
that is building a bridge between Woodstock students today and the Worldwide Woodstock Community. But it’s just one of many ways in which our alumni can get involved. For those who can give time to mentor and nurture the current generation of Woodstockers, we are incredibly grateful. But with busy lives we realise that time is a precious resource that not everyone can commit to giving at this point. The good news is that there are many new ways to stay connected, from our professional networking platform, Woodstock Alumni Connect, to a revitalised programme of alumni gatherings around the world where you can catch-up with your school friends and meet Woodstockers in your corner of the globe. And with ambitious projects including the ‘re-imagination’ and redevelopment of the Centre for Imagination planned for the near future, we will need the support of our global community to help make these visions reality. If I have one message to share with Woodstock’s global community this year it is to do what you can to be an active member of the Woodstock community. That doesn’t have to mean spending a week on the hillside (but if you can we’d love to hear from you). It could be as simple as following us on social media, joining us at an alumni event or supporting projects that inspire you. So get engaged, get excited, and as well as being an important part of Woodstock’s past, be part of its present and future too.
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Around the Sundial 2016 – 2017
On Friendship Day, seniors initiate freshman into high school in a day of fun and games ↓
Friendship Day Independence Day
Talent Show Goalathon Cross – Country
↑ All students compete in cross country races of different distances around the Chakkar
An annual event for charity Goalathon sees schoolwide teams compete with each other to raise money for charity with a weekend of football → 4 - Quadrangle
↑ Students shared their talents in drama, singing, dancing and musical performances during the Talent Show
← During Activity Week, the entire school heads out on cultural and outdoor-education based trips around India. The trips range from cycling in Kaza to meeting the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala
↓ High School Sadie Hawkins dance
Sadie Hawkins Activity Week
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â†? Spanning three days of concerts, students in beginning, junior and advanced levels, performed in choir, band and orchestra
Swish A Thon Spring Concerts
â†‘ An annual event for charity that sees schoolwide teams compete with each other to raise money for charity with a weekend of basketball
Spanning three days of concerts, students in beginning, junior and advanced levels, performed in choir, band and orchestra â†’
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← The Good Person of Szechuan was performed by high school students
Junior Senior Banquet saw a Casino Royale themed night for the High School ↓
Festival of Ideas WOSA Assembly Sports Day Mussoorie Mountain Festival
Spring Drama Junior Senior Banquet
The Festival of Ideas runs in collaboration with the CFI, students present their independent projects to the entire school over the course of two weeks →
↑ This year’s theme of Conservation and the Environment, saw speakers and writers from around the world spent a week at Woodstock for the Mussoorie Mountain Festival doing presentations, running workshops and sharing readings The entire school head down to the swimming pools and Hanson Field for a day of athletic competition →
↑ Welcoming the Class of 2017 to WOSA and the Woodstock alumni community
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Ad Maiora Celebrating the Class of 2017 Onward to greatness
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n May 26, 2017 Woodstock School recognized and celebrated the achievements of the Class of 2017 in the Win Mumby Gymnasium. A gathering of more than 500 community members, including administrators, faculty, and graduates’ families and friends attended the event. Board President Rajan Mathews started the morning’s festivities by focusing on the class motto, ‘Ad Maiora’, loosely translated as ‘Onward to greatness’. He went on to say, “I invite you to achieve greatness. Greatness in character, greatness that comes from understanding that truth is not an option, and that character is based on values and that greatness must always be founded on character.” Mr. Mathews was followed by the Principal Dr. Jonathan Long who focused on the story of a book he read which had had a huge impact on his life. It was about making three agreements with oneself. Those being: be impeccable with your word, don’t take anything personally, and don’t make assumptions, always do your best. He said in his address, “May God bless you all, no matter where life takes you. Whatever opportunities, challenges, the ups and downs, the good and the bad; make agreements with yourself that will create a house that
you will love living in. One that you could be proud of, one you know can stand the test of time.’” Looking at the privileged lives they have led within what she referred to as the Woodstock bubble, teacher Meredith Dyson said “May you continue to embrace teachable humility, may you passionately strive for justice, may you pursue peace in all your relationships and may you be blessed!” Valedictorian, Shar Mathias made a pertinent point when asked about her time at Woodstock School and more so that the time was spent in a ‘bubble’. She said, “We’re all faced with bubbles and we need courage to step out of (it). All of us, especially Ad Maiora, here’s to our greater things!” When asked about the ceremony, Class of 2017 graduate Bella Shaw reflected, “Though the ceremony was long, it seemed to go by (much) faster than I thought it would! Getting ready to sing, to receive my diploma, getting ready to say goodbye to everyone, was going by so fast (that) it was in slow motion! Processing every
detail to make sure that I wouldn’t forget this big moment in my life, I found myself lost in my thoughts. I can’t believe that this is finally it. I’m sitting here with my best friend, my family waving at me and cheering me on, pictures being taken of a moment I wouldn’t ever experience again.” Salutatorian Shanti Mathias summed up proceedings with her thoughtful remarks about how most people are choosing to live their own lives in comparison to others. She went on to say, “Ad Maiora, as we travel wide eyed and wandering into the world, let us be sure of ourselves—not in comparison [of others], but in those qualities which defy comparison, like contemplation and kindness.” To read the full speeches from graduation 2017, head to: www.woodstockschool.in/alumni/news Quadrangle - 9 Quadrangle - 9
Ad Maiora, as we travel wide eyed and wandering into the world, let us be sure of ourselvesâ€”not in comparison [of others], but in those qualities which defy comparison, like contemplation and kindness.
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From Left to Right: First row (bottom row): Ellen Pereira, Dechen Tenzing, Dechen Chuki, Aalia Mehra, Noor Khosla, Pelzom Tenzing, Tenzin Peyang, Shar Mathias, Sangrujungla Jamir, Simoni Garg, Tanashya Bhatra, Jinhye Park, Mansha Bhatia, Sharnam Soni, Yerim Lee Second row: Maeve Wakita, Hyeji Jun, Chahat, Angel Yoanna, Surbhi Singhi, Seetsele Setlhomo, Arshiyan Ahsan, Aimedaphi Sokhlet, Isabella Shaw, Tanushree Thapa, Deasyl Dorji, Alina Kabir, Urja Ummat, Aarika Dhir, Sulin Kim, Aadeng Apang. Third Row: Khoa Ngo, Suengik Jang, Anh Bui, Aashish Peters, Khanh Tran, Dhruv Mukhija, Fayaz Yourish, Viraj Rijal, Raghavee Neupane, Shanti Mathias, Kopal Halway, Vanalika Nagarwalla, Sara Bhatia, Aashna Jain, Amrita Jhajj, Meghna Das. Fourth Row: Aseem Aggarwal, Shinyoung Kim, Rishabh Poddar, Devashish Pahadi, Ayaan John, Ikaum Bawa, Tenphel Zoepa, Nihal Sriramaneni, Damchuiling Kamei, Zaine Krishnatraye, Abhimanyu Rao, Zane Chowdhury, Namhoon Cho, Niranjan Bennet, Kartik Adityan, Vashisht Agrawal. Fifth row (back row): Saral Tayal, Amber Sarup, Sohail Baath, Dipankar Nakarmi, Tae Gyeong Lee, Tanmaye Gupta, Karma Thapkhay, Caleb Connor, James Manorattanawong, Jonah Kaplan, Tenzin Nepali, Shahyan Sataravala, Armins Stefans, Bobby Sharma, Umang Bansal. Not Photographed: Faiyaz Chowdhury Quadrangle - 11
2017 Awards Each year, outstanding achievements by Woodstock students are recognised through the presentation of awards, many of which have been established to honour the lives of former teachers or students. • English Armins Bagrats Stepanjans Arts and Music • Drama Egor Suvorov • Visual Arts Amrita Jhajj • Orchestra Su Lin Kim • Band (Any Band) Sharhirah Tarn Aorere Mathias • Choral Alli Roshni • Indian Music Arshiyan Q Ahsan • Solo Instrument Healeam Jung Community Engagement Awards • Individual Aseem Aggarwal • Project Tanashya Batra, Simoni Garg, Shreya Kulshreshtha, Pragya Mittal, Siwon Park, Raphaelle Morzadec, Jinju Park, Kiara Kanwar
Valedictorian Sharhirah Tarn Aorere Mathias Salutatorian Shanti Ruth Madeira Mathias
Best All-Round Student Award Bobby Satoshi Sharma, Meghna Elizabeth Das Student Government Award Bobby Satoshi Sharma, Dechen Chuki Khangkyil
Girls’ Dorm • Grade 9 DaEun Lee • Grade 10 Alisa Zulfat Husain • Grade 11 Kahini Singh Dhoat • Grade 12 Raghavee Neupane
Pratap Chatterjee Memorial Science Award Simoni Garg
Boys Dorm • Grade 9 Palden Dorji Gonsar • Grade 10 Kritin Garg • Grade 11 Humaid Naushervan Juned • Grade 12 Ikaum Bawa
E.E. Miller International Award Tanashya Batra
Certificates for Outstanding Achievement in a Discipline
Music Awards • Poad Music Shield Jinhye Park • Mubarak Masih Indian Music Shield Kartik Mathuresan Adityan
Mathematics Namhoon Cho Science • Biology Charis Elizabeth Crider • Chemistry Sharhirah Tarn Aorere Mathias • Computer Science Armins Stepanjans • Environmental Science Taegyeong Lee • Physics Abhimanyu Rao
Other Senior Awards
Other Major Awards Cassinath Awards • Drama Jonah Philip Kaplan • Writing Sharhirah Tarn Aorere Mathias Hiking Awards • W. Lowrie Campbell Memorial Hiking Cup Andrew Nord • Karen Krenz Cup Daeyoung Kim 12 - Quadrangle
Social Studies • Economics Kartik Mathuresan Adityan Modern Languages • Hindi Su Lin Kim • French Ha Yeon Lee • Spanish Ana Raquel Pereira
Internship Initiative Award Rishabh Poddar Journalism Awards • Writing Shanti Ruth Madeira Mathias • Production Ameya Saba Singh, Aalia Mehra Audio-Visual Crew Awards Jonah Philip Kaplan Drama Awards • Stagecraft Shreyansh Jagdish Fofandi Top 10 Percent of Class Tanashya Batra, Surbhi Maheshkumar Singhi, Simoni Garg, Sharhirah Tarn Aorere Mathias, Sharanam Sanjay Soni, Shanti Ruth Madeira Mathias, Saral Tayal, Raghavee Neupane, Chahat, Abhimanyu Rao, Aarika Dhir New National Honor Society Members Khaled Bagh, Ishaan Oren Pilant, Sooyeon Park, Hamin Yoon, Sophie Neiko-U Mero, Alli Roshni, Pavani Ganju, Sabrina Sookias, Tshokey Tshering Yangdon Gyaltshen, Varun Khanna, Lalchhanhimi Bungsut, Humaid Naushervan Juned, Yong Hoon Chung, Mehar Bhatia, Chimmi Yeshey Selden, Malsawmsangi Ralte, Ye Hyang Jang, Raphaelle Lila Diva Morzadec, Tenzin Chowang Taklha, Kritin Garg, Zohal Haidari, Rishabh Poddar, Honorary: Jonah Philip Kaplan, Aseem Aggarwal, Simoni Garg
University and College Matriculation Classes of 2015, 2016 and 2017 Australia
Australian National University, University of Sydney
St. Xavierâ€™s College, University of Delhi
University of Dhaka
Florence Design Academy, John Cabot University
Brock University, Carleton University, Concordia University, McGill University, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Nova Scotia Community College, Quest University Canada, Trent University, University of British Columbia, University of Calgary, University of Toronto , University of Victoria, York University
Beijing Foreign Studies University, Donghua University
Architectural Institute In Prague
ESSEC Business School, American University of Paris
Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Ahmedabad University, Amity University, Ashoka University, Christ University, Kristu Jayanti College, Mody University, O.P. Jindal Global University, Sophia College for Women, St. Josephâ€™s College,
Ghent University Global Campus Leiden University College, University College Maastricht
Edinburgh, University of Manchester, University of St Andrews, University of Warwick, University of Westminster
Georgetown School of Foreign Service
James Cook University, LASALLE College of the Arts
Rangsit University, Thammasat University
Uzzhorod National University
United Arab Emirates
Canadian University of Dubai
Bangor University, Central Saint Martins, Coventry University, Hult International Business School, London School of Dramatic Art, Newcastle University, University of
Agnes Scott College, American University, Babson College, Beloit College, Bentley University, Boston University, Brandeis University, Bryn Mawr College, Calvin College, Carnegie Mellon University, Case Western Reserve University, Champlain College, Claremont McKenna College, Clark University, Colgate University, Colorado College, Connecticut College, Dickinson College, Earlham College, Eastern Michigan University, Emerson College, Emory University, Fashion Institute of Technology, Foothill College, George Washington University, Georgia Institute of Technology Georgia Southern University, Gettysburg College, Goshen College, Grinnell College, Houghton College, Indiana University at Bloomington, Ithaca
College, Knox College, Lewis & Clark College, Loyola University Chicago, Luther College, Miami University, Oxford, Millikin University, Mount Holyoke College, North Carolina State University, Northeastern University, Ohio State University, Pace University, Parsons School of Design, Pennsylvania State University, Pratt Institute, Rutgers University, Sarah Lawrence College, Scripps College, St. Olaf College, Sterling College, Sufolk University, Swarthmore College, Tufts University, Tulane University, University at Buffalo SUNY, University of California, Berkeley, University of California Davis, University of California Irvine, University of California Los Angeles, University of California San Diego, University of California Santa Barbara, University of Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign, University of Iowa, University of Massachusetts, Amherst University of Miami, University of Minnesota
Twin Cities, University of Pittsburgh, University of Richmond, University of Rochester, University of San Francisco, University of Southern California, University of Southern Maine, University of Tampa, University of Texas El Paso, University of Vermont, University of Washington, University of Wisconsin Madison, Vassar College, Virginia Tech, Warren Wilson College, Wheaton College (MA), Whittier College
Ho Chi Minh City International University
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A Woodstock education for a bright future Asma Ebadi, Class of 2014
sma Ebadi is a Scholarship for Peace graduate who is making phenomenal progress with her life at college. Asma came to Woodstock in 2011, when the Afghan Scholars Initiative (ASI) selected her from a pool of 120 students to apply to Woodstock. Founded by Qiam Amiry, ASI gives opportunities to exceptional young Afghan students to learn and grow in an international environment with the aim of becoming future leaders who will help contribute to Afghanistan’s development. After spending three years at Woodstock and graduating in May 2014, Asma went on to spend the first two years of her undergraduate degree at Connecticut. In 2016, she transferred to Georgetown University where she is majoring in International Politics with a focus on International Security at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. During her time at Woodstock, Asma took 14 - Quadrangle
hold of every opportunity that came her way. She was a member of the Woodstock Girls’ Cross Country team and in 2012 and 2013 she participated in the Mussoorie Half Marathon, and she came forth and third, respectively, in the Women’s Division. Asma was a member of the Woodstock Girls Intervarsity Basketball team for a semester and was on the Dorm Council, a Class President, and a member of the National Honor Society. Asma dabbled in dramatics and in 2012 she was the lead actress for a play called Around the World in 80 Days. In her senior year she took music lessons and ended up being the Principal Violinist for the Woodstock Intermediate Orchestra team. Such grit and determination to succeed and to take the chances that were made available to her have led Asma to build an extremely bright future for herself and her family. Without her diligence, perseverance and the hunger to excel, none of the above would have been possible.
Asma fondly remembers her time at Woodstock and recalls her interactions with students from all over the world. She proudly remarked, “We were a family. It did not matter what race, religion, or ethnicity we came from, we all belonged to one religion, one ethnicity, one race, and one place, and it was called Woodstock. Woodstock taught me no matter where and what background we come from, we are all essentially the same; socially constructed barriers such as race and social class are not as powerful as the humanity within us. At Woodstock, I learned that even if you live in one of the most isolated areas of the world, you can still be open-minded, as long as you are willing to learn.” We are extremely proud that students like Asma have made the most of the opportunity provided by the Scholarship for Peace initiative, and are going to make a huge difference to the world that they live in.
Have you heard about Woodstock’s Scholarships for Peace programme? The Scholarshps for Peace (SFP) initiative was created to offer opportunities for gifted young people from conflict-affected regions. The programme was offcially created a few years ago, but has always been a philosophical theme at Woodstock.
We were a family. It did not matter what race, religion, or ethnicity we came from, we all belonged to one religion, one ethnicity, one race, and one place, and it was called Woodstock.
At the heart of Woodstock School’s philosophy is a commitment to global mindedness and peace. Scholarships for Peace aims to present opportunities they would not otherwise have, to gifted young people from conflict-affected regions. We hope that by giving them the gift of a Woodstock School education, we can help them grow into enlightened global citizens who can work together to build healthy, sustainable societies. And ultimately who are equipped to play a role in building a peaceful future in their home nations. SFP initiative actively seeks to enable students from fragile states or conflict-affected regions to join our international community. Part of our wider financial aid programme, Scholarships for Peace can provide financial support to students who can demonstrate merit and financial need. In some cases, this support has covered 100% of school fees as well as some other expenses. 18 students are currently in the Scholarships for Peace programme. They come from 8 conflict affected countries
So far recipients of the Scholarships for Peace programme have come from countries including Syria and Afghanistan [see map], but Woodstock welcomes applications from students from any regions which are affected by war, violence, fragile states or oppressive regimes. To find out more about our Scholarships for Peace programme please email firstname.lastname@example.org or log on to www.
Asma at the United Nations in New York
woodstockschool.in/admissions/scholarships-for-peace/. If you’d like to fund a scholarship student contact admissions or go to www. woodstockschool.in/donate.
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India and Woodstock:
Sixty One Years Later Tom Scovel, Class of 1956
Returning to Woodstock flooded me with moments of both immediate recognition and times of surprise. From the moment I entered the gate, I was home. There was this sense of place, a sense of belonging.
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ince graduating in 1956, Tom had harboured a dream to come back to Woodstock. This was fulfilled when he returned in August of 2017 to give his time to the Centre for Imagination. During his time at Woodstock, Tom spoke to many classes, primarily AP Politics and Government about his lifetime of experiences. He shared many fascinating stories, including his memories of the Japanese occupation of China during WWII, being sent to an internment camp and put under house arrest, as well as discussing modern day China and whether it will ever be democratic. A more literary title would be Passage to India, The Return of the Native, or Richer by India (to duplicate the title of my mother’s book about our life there in the 1950’s), but all of these would be too lofty and a tad inaccurate as a header for this brief account of the two week trip I just completed with my grandson Jason. In fact he, or more accurately, our church youth group initiated the idea for this venture when they decided that the youth would spend a fortnight this summer on a mission trip to the orphanage our church supports in Visakhapatnam (VP) in southeastern India. With Jason signed on to go, it was natural for me to piggyback onto the mission trip as an excuse to fulfill a longtime dream to return to Woodstock School, where I spent three very rewarding and fulfilling years of my life and from where I set out to America at seventeen (Jason’s age) after graduating in 1956. Naturally, it also gave me a chance to show him the Taj Mahal and other Moghul monuments on our way north to the school in the Himalayan foothills due north of Delhi. The highlight of the trip for me was a chance to return to Woodstock in the Himalayan foothills, a short straight flight from Delhi and a long twisting ascent by car from the now large city of Dehra Dun. We lodged up on the ridge above the school at Rokeby Manor, a former resident of the British military who once ruled India and who retreated to the mountains in the summer to escape the oppressive heat of the plains. Since it was monsoon season, our weather varied between mist, rain, and downpours, and the only major regret I had about the entire trip was that I never caught a glimpse of the snow-capped peaks where I often hiked and climbed as a teenager.
Memory of things past is both indelible and ephemeral, and returning to Woodstock after all those decades flooded me with moments of both immediate recognition and times of surprise. I can say at the outset from the moment I was cleared at the gate by security, I was home. Not that time had stopped and that I had suddenly been rejuvenated into a 17 year old, but there was this sense of place, a sense of belonging. The school is triple in size, has a much larger proportion of Indian students, is now accessible by car, and like all educational institutions nowadays, is linked digitally and instantly to the rest of the world. And as a consequence of the new world order, security is omnipresent from the guardhouse at the entrance gate to the guards with slingshots taking aim at any monkey trying to snatch food near the dining room at noontime. Most of the old buildings were still there, easily recognizable on the outside, but they have been refurbished and upgraded with technology inside. Despite my sudden appearance as a kind of Rip Van Winkle, staff and teachers readily accepted my offer to meet with classes, and during the ten talks I gave on topics as diverse as modern China and the mental
lexicon, it was a delight to find the students curious, engaging, intelligent, and undaunted by my gray hair and ancient manners. I was equally impressed with the teachers, a diverse bunch, but they all struck me as committed and experienced. On my last day, I was asked to speak to the entire high school at Monday morning assembly, and in my brief presentation, I tried to capture the essence of what I had gleaned from my three years at Woodstock so many decades before. I told them about the pilgrimage Jason and I had just taken to the Taj and how in contrast to sixty years earlier when we faced this lovely edifice to take photos, nowadays the majority of tourists I saw had their backs to the monument as they shot selfies with themselves, not the Taj, as the centerpiece of the picture. I told the students that this seemed antithetical to both what my parents and Woodstock taught me, and I ended with a slight variation of the school creed which I hoped would shape their lives as profoundly as it had shaped mine. “And so I will transmit this world greater, better, and more beautiful than it was transmitted to me.” What a blessing to have had this chance to return a last time!
What is the Centre for Imagination? The Centre for Imagination was created to provide space and resources for mentored students, independent research and projects. Resources include workshops, speakers and seminars that connect students to ideas, relevant outside research and supportive mentors, including Woodstock alumni. How can you get involved? ▶ ▶ ▶ ▶
Contribute with your time and expertise. Mentor a student project online. Share your wisdom in a one-time talk. Spend time with us through a themed residency. ▶ Contribute financially. Building renovation will cost $300,000. Donations in all amounts helps support programmes and cover building expenses. Plans are in place so the work can begin immediately once funding is available. To donate, please go to www.woodstockschool.in/donate.
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Alumni to Alumni
The gift of mentorship Nikhil Chouguley, Class of 1998 Nikhil spent grades 5 to 10 at Woodstock, but did not graduate from the school. He moved to Woodstock because his father was Head of Finance at the school. From warm memories of hosting boarders at home on weekends, to running Sunday School with his mother for children in surrounding villages, Nikhil also remembers being a sprinter, representing Woodstock at the athletics events at Wynberg Allen and being on the cricket team. He went on to graduate from the University of Strathclyde in Scotland, with a degree in Business and is now a Chartered Accountant. Who did you most look up to during your time at Woodstock?
There isn’t one person. Woodstock is made up of high achievers. When I first arrived in 5th grade from the Indian school system a Canadian elementary teacher Nathan Dick, whom I loved, helped me understand the international school lifestyle and what it meant to be a global citizen. What do you miss the most?
The peace and simplicity of the place. We grew up in a sheltered and safe environment. It doesn’t exist in other parts of the world. I have lived all over the world – and WS has an air of simplicity that nurtures you. How did Woodstock shape who you are?
It did shape who I am today. It laid the foundation of my identity and gave me a frame of reference to understand multinationalism and cultural differences. WS epitomizes the concept of global citizenship. When I am in a new country, hear different languages or meet new people – it is the way of thinking I learned at WS about appreciating and understanding differences that I draw from. I think that in the years to come I will want my girls to go to WS, so they too 18 - Quadrangle
WS epitomizes the concept of global citizenship. When I am in a new country, hear different languages or meet new people – it is the way of thinking I learned at WS about appreciating and understanding differences that I draw from. I think that in the years to come I will want my girls to go to WS, so they too can develop that same WS Identity and sense of belonging, that will give them a strong and stable foundation.
can develop that same WS identity and sense of belonging, that will give them a strong and stable foundation. What are you involved in now that you’re passionate about?
I am passionate about mentoring young people and seeing them develop. I have been a mentor for Varun Khedia ’13, who I met at a Woodstock reunion. He wanted to get into finance, and asked for my advice, so we began talking and I have been serving as his mentor. I work as the Head of Product Governance at Deutsche Bank. I love finance, making things more efficient and helping customers. A few years ago I set up a private equity fund that invested in forests in Malaysia. In the past I worked at Ernst & Young in Delhi, then a UN affiliated organization in Paris and then moved to London. Why do you think mentors are important?
If Woodstock had a professional networking platform when you were graduating – would you have used it? If yes, why do you think it is important?
Woodstock allows young people to grow in a protective environment where the body, soul and mind are nurtured. While this builds a strong foundation that will sustain the individual in many kinds of testing times, nothing prepares a WS graduate for the realities of adult life that lie outside the school gates. Given the industrious and illustrious people that Woodstock has produced over the years, one can conclude that Woodstock’s 12-year process of developing students into global citizens works well. However, a former Mussoorie resident arriving to attend college or start a new job
As children our parents are most often our mentors, but as we grow up and begin our higher education and professional careers we need people who are ahead of us in the fields or areas we are considering to serve as our mentors. As a mentor I am neutral and a role model for people who want to come into my field. A hybrid between an older sibling, a parent and a psychologist – a professional, emotional and advisory authority over someone who wants to be mentored. A mentor may have experienced similar circumstances, or have had many of the same questions, a mentor understands the issues someone is facing. They have the framework needed to help, but because a mentor is not a parent, or employer, it feels like a safer environment.
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in cities like London, New York, Melbourne or Delhi, might well feel lost. This is where Woodstock Alumni Connect, the new Woodstock mentoring and professional networking platform can become a game changer. Imagine a young professional on their journey of discovery, meeting their 10-years older self (without the need for time travel). On the flip-side this platform would enable an older WS alumnus at a stage in life where they have words of wisdom for their younger self, to connect through this professional mentoring platform and be able to share experiences, stories, food, social and professional networks. The process can be rewarding for the mentor and reassuring for the recent graduate or young professional being mentored. And as the relationship between the past and present of Woodstock grows over time through the medium of this mentoring and networking platform, Nobel prizes, Oscar winning films, global business and lifelong friendships could be a natural by-product. What is valuable about the WS experience and why we understand each other in a unique way?
From being a WS student, there is a shared trust and experience, no matter the years you attended or graduated. You get roughly the same experience, a common identity, trust and an instant liking of each other. An inherent desire to reach out and help each other. Time is a precious commodity in today’s world, but I will always have time for someone from WS. It comes from a shared identity and shared way of thinking. I see myself in my help for you. There is a space for collaboration – Woodstock Alumni Connect is a meeting ground, the WS version of Linkedin where people inspired by the same cause can help and support each other. 5,500 people at the top of their game who don’t compete with each other. There is a role of mentorship and brotherhood and sisterhood in being from Woodstock.
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Woodstock Woodstock Alumni Time is a precious commodity in Connect is a web portal that today’s world, but I will always have allows members time for someone from Woodstock. to network professionally with Nikhil Chouguley, Class of 1998 other members of the Woodstock community. It is a platform to reconnect with people you know, expand your professional network, give back to the community, and get ahead in your own career or business. As a former Woodstock student, parent or staff member, you are automatically a member of the Woodstock Alumni Association – a global network of alumni of all ages and professions. We are fortunate to have alumni around the world who support and contribute to our school community. As alumni, you can help us to remember Woodstock’s rich history and shape its future. Woodstock Alumni Connect allows you to interact with this incredible network, and tap into it, or contribute to it, as required. Our alumni are known for their enthusiasm to give back to and share their experiences with the Woodstock community. As alumni, whether you want to help connect with your fellow classmates, organize a regional alumni gathering, provide career advice, find alumni of similar interests or speak to Woodstock students, Woodstock Alumni Connect is the platform for you!
Alumni Connect Reconnect
Find and reconnect with fellow Woodstockers and staff, see what they have been up to and stay in touch. Look for events in your area or reach out to us and we can advertise your reunions. Keep up-to-date with all things Woodstock, as we give you news updates. Introduce, employ or act as a mentor to alumni. Use the site to post your CV for other alumni to see, or submit job vacancies and internships that you think would suit fellow Woodstockers. It is an excellent way to find that outstanding opportunity or that special person to fill a role.
Leverage the professional network to get introduced to people you should know. If you are looking for help in your area of interest, whether you are at University, just starting your career or looking for a job/internship or considering a career change, search for alumni. Alumni are spread out across the globe, working in a variety of fields. Advance your career through inside connections and access to exclusive opportunities. Using the LinkedIn and Facebook integration, allows you to share and connect in a secure network.
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Frequently Asked Questions Am I eligible to register for Woodstock Alumni Connect?
All current seniors, former Woodstock students, current or former staff or parents are eligible to join. Why Woodstock Alumni Connect?
profiles along with the number of connections you have in common. Anything marked as private in LinkedIn remains private. If you are not connected to that individual, you will not see his/her private information, nor will he/ she be able to view yours. Donâ€™t forget to list Woodstock School in the education field in your LinkedIn profile, and join the Woodstock School LinkedIn Group! If you decide not to immediately connect your LinkedIn account, you may do so at anytime by going to Settings and clicking on Manage Accounts. Likewise, you may disconnect at any time.
search and post jobs or internships for fellow alumni to see.
How do I search for people using the directory?
As someone established in my field, if an alumni reaches out to me, what am I expected to do?
The platform takes your public profile information from LinkedIn and business information you have shared with us, making it a powerful networking tool. It gives you the ability to connect with other alumni in your industry and location.
Type the name of the person you are seeking in the search box. If you are unsure of the spelling, you may type a few letters in the name, click Search and the platform will pull a list of possible matches. You also have the option to filter your search by graduation year, location or speciality.
How do I sign up and register?
How do I search or post a job?
Go to www.woodstockalumniconnect.com and create a username and password. You will receive an email to confirm your registration. What if I do not receive a confirmation email when I try to log in?
If you do not receive a confirmation email, it may mean that we do not have an email address on file for you or that we have a different one. If this is the case, please contact alumni@ woodstock.ac.in to verify your email address and update your contact details. I have registered, now what do I do?
We update the platform with job opportunities, mentoring opportunities, networking events and much more. If you have job opportunities to post, or are looking for professional opportunities, or simply want to search for fellow alumni, ensure you bookmark the site and log-in regularly. Why is it better to connect using my LinkedIn account?
The platform allows you to connect and network with other people using LinkedIn. This is recommended to maximize your networking ability. You can also connect using the email you have registered with us. When you first log in to the platform, you will be asked if you would like to connect via LinkedIn or email. Choose either one. Once you are in the platform, you can view business information that Woodstockers have included in their LinkedIn 22 - Quadrangle
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If I am looking for one time advice, or short or a long term mentor, how do I do it?
Everybody who has signed up to Woodstock Alumni Connect, has offered a certain level of assistance. When you type in what you are looking for in the refine your search within the Directory tab, the platform will you give you relevant alumni names. Do not be afraid to reach out to them, thatâ€™s why the platform exists!
Depending on what you entered as your level of willingness to help, you could introduce them to your connections, open doors at your place of work, answer industry related questions, review resumes or offer advice/internships. You can always change your level of commitment, if requests are taking up more time than you have available.
Did you know? • You can search for job/internship opportunities advertised by fellow alumni. • You can post job/internship opportunities for your place of work.
Statistics for all time You can find fellow alumni by using the search function (with simple or advanced searches).
• You can search for and recruit fellow alumni who might be professionals within your field of work. • You can RSVP for networking events across the world. Whether you are starting out your professional journey or you’re an established professional in your field or looking to reinvent yourself, there is always an alumni who can help.
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Remember whether you need one time or long term opportunities, each alumni registered on the platform is there because they are willing to help. Do not be afraid to reach out to them!
For more information contact email@example.com. Alternatively, you can connect with members of the Alumni Department by searching our names – Lauri Coulter (Director of Alumni Affairs), Monica Roberts (Alumni Secretary) and Tara Menon (Alumni Relations Coordinator) on the platform.
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Gatherings Milestone class reunions Class of 1967 — 50 years In Mussoorie we stayed at Ivy Bank. We saw the sun breaking through the clouds to reveal Woodstock and then disappear as mist rose up from the Doon. Some of us walked the eyebrow above the hospital to Edgehill, which is part of the Woodstock School campus and will be renovated into staff housing in the next five years. Amy Seefeldt shared her vision for the Centre for Imagination (Tafton). We visited classrooms, the new gym, the alumni office and had lunch in the quad dining room. A visit to the dorms was followed by dinner at the Principal’s residence with Jonathan and Sue Long. Walking back to Mullingar on Tehri Road at night topped off our day. The second day we walked the back chukar past the graveyard, Kellogg Church, and Sister’s Bazaar. We went on to Flag Hill, which is now Jabharkhet Nature Reserve. Lunch at Ishq Café at Jabharkhet was a Garwhali Thali including stinging nettle and ganja seed. Then it was a short walk to Hanifl to hear Kutty Krishnan talk about Hanifl Centre programs. Stephen Alter hosted us for tea at Oakville and a talk about the Himalayas, books and his recent Corbett book. Later at Emily’s we caught up on each others’ lives. On the third day we went to the bazaar, packed up, and saw Marg Groff’s drawings
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at her cottage. The day finished with a visit to a Gurdwara, a Mosque and a Jain Temple in Landour, followed by dinner at the Brentwood Hotel near Picture Palace. The fourth day was misty and we split into 13 Har Ki Dun Trekkers and seven Cave and Fort travelers. Many of the outfitterâ€™s guides took Outdoor Leadership courses at the Hanifl Centre. They had a great trek adventure. The first day they navigated a landslide, adding four km that tested everyone. The weather held clear and sunny, the outfitters superb and the views endless and rewarding. Quadrangle - 25
The Caves and Fort group went to Aurangabad to see the legendary caves. Aurangabad and Ellora did not disappoint. The caves are carved into a rock cliff shelf into Jain, Buddhist and Hindu temples. Stunning pillars and formal rooms cut out with simple iron chisels, hammers, and years of labor. Returning to Aurangabad we toured Nath Valley School and enjoyed a wonderful dinner with Ranjit Dass; he is on the WS Board, he taught at Woodstock for 10 years, and is now recognized as one of India’s elite educators. Crowds, standing room only on buses, and a long walk led us to the Ajanta Caves: Buddhist murals from the 2nd Century BC. In Maheshwar we stayed at Ahilya Fort, owned by Richard Holkar, son of the Maharaja of Indore, who was a Woodstock student in the class of 1962. On the way we met an epic migration of nomads with their migrating herds, vivid bullock carts and herds of goats, sheep, cows and horses moving from the Deccan to Rajasthan. They might be Rabaris from Gujurat or others from Rajasthan. The Muharram festival was underway while we were at Ahilya. We all met in Delhi, then off to Darjeeling to meet classmate Sudhir Prakash and family. After a 105-day Darjeeling strike we were the first guests at Glenburn. We learned about tea and went to Darjeeling to the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute. Kanchenjunga appeared in the early morning and afternoon. After four nights at Glenburn, we went to the Bagdogra airport for departures to Delhi and Assam. Those flying to Delhi saw Agra and the Taj, had a mini tour of Rajasthan and Delhi. Two of us went to Assam and Nagaland. It was a remarkable class trip celebrating Woodstock and the Himalayas, Ellora and Ajanta, and finished with Sudhir and Darjeeling tea.— Marlin Schoonmaker Attendees: Georgia and Tom Carter, Lauranne Banard Cebulak, Gail and Lloyd Classen, Margo Warner Curl and Sue Flink (friend), Lucy Dorenfeld, Marg Groff, Tim Larson, Herbert Jim Litchfield Jr., Max and Sally Marble, Sudhir Prakash, Sudhir’s son Anshuman ’91 & Husna Tara Prakash, Barbie Norrish Reynolds and Peter Reynolds, Sarah Rice and Jonathan Maxson, Lily and Harry Romer, Jack and Kathy Christy Roseberry, Marlin Schoonmaker, Sue Scott Swanson and Ron. 26 - Quadrangle
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Class of 1972 — 45 years 43 members of the class of 1972 & their families met at Shediac, Canada from July 13 - 16, 2017 for their 45th Milesone reunion.
Class of 2006 — 10 years INTREPID continues to expand its prosperousness in creativity and power, across the globe. We had a spectacular reunion in Dec, in Mussoorie. Those of us present were in top gear. 10 years apart felt like one heartbeat, but we looked more like it had been 2 beats – older and wrinkled, but wiser.
Class of 2012 — 5 years Visiting Mussoorie after five years was nothing short of a dream. It is incredible that seven people’s schedules worked out for us to meet up in our old teenage home. Driving up, and going into town made me realize that some things were a bit different: some of my favorite cafés were closed, there were tourists everywhere, and traffic seemed horrendous. I was worried that five years had sullied my beautiful mountain home, but as I walked into school, feelings of familiarity and comfort rushed over me. I walked past Jacob’s ladder, shuddering as I remembered all the times I had to run up and down those wretched steps for PE warm ups. I walked past the high school ramp and heard a kid yell to his friend about how terrible the cafeteria food was that day. Even the new and improved cafeteria managed to evoke some nostalgia -I remembered having 8th grade prom in there and swing dancing the night away. Outside, the quad held memories of Jazz jams and four square, and the seven of us even found some ‘012 art work still hanging on the walls. As we wandered around school, we were vaguely familiar faces to some people, recognizable alumni to others, and strangers (who were oddly at ease) to most. We tried to do everything we could in the short time we were at Mussoorie. This included wandering about the school and dorms, going to Hanifl, walking around the Chakkar, and of course, eating at Rice Bowl. We also joined in the Independence Day celebrations and got to sit in the chairs on the gym floor instead of the bleachers -because we’re grownups now! I’m grateful that our old home received us so warmly. Such ports of familiarity are welcome, especially as we’re out and about in the world, trying to live in a way that will make our alma mater proud. Aside from all the nostalgia and gratitude however, the most powerful realization we all had was that we will never be in the same physical 28 - Quadrangle
Class of 2012 at reunion Yuli Whiteman, Tara Dhaliwal, Arpit Ahuja, Sanjana Datta, Akriti Pradhan, Limayinla, Jamir & Prashansa Dickson
shape that we were in while we lived here. So, enjoy your rock-hard legs and above-average cardiovascular health while you live here, kids! —Prashansa Dickson ‘12, Sapere aude
Woodstock Hosted Alumni Gatherings Kolkata
Kolkata, India, July 17, 2017, From left - Imon Ghosh ‘82, Samridhi Singhvi ‘06 and her husband, Rajesh Agarwala ‘96 and Saugata Bose ‘95 and his wife.
Singapore, July 27, 2017 Back Row L-R: Devansh Tibrawalla ‘15, Apurva Adit ‘15, Adhiraj Sen ‘96, Palden Tsering ‘91, Todd Bose ‘93, Rahul Ghosh ‘94, Aman Sethi ‘11, Jungshi Jamir ‘15, Aman John ‘15 Front Row L-R: Madhavi Subrahmanian ‘79 Lauri Coulter ‘81(WS Director of Alumni Relations), Chiho Makino ‘91 and Alex Manton ‘84.
Seattle, USA, August 14, 2017 Back Row L-R: Marlin Schoonmaker ‘67, Lloyd Cllaasen ‘67 and his wife Gail, Shash Mody ‘01, Rabi Gupta ‘79, Bill Riddle ‘64, Lindsay Hofman ‘59 Front Row L-R: Linda Vande Lune ‘76, Naomi Lindell States ‘67, Barbara Bowes ‘59, Dana Hofman spouse and his wife Lindsay Hofman
Portland, USA, August 15, 2017, L-R: Harvey Kline ‘57, Ruth Osborn ‘55 and husband, Aruna Masih ‘90, Yoko partner Harvey Kline ‘57, Arun Sharma ‘88, David Mendies ‘97, Tara Menon (WS Alumni Relations Coordinator), Tim Manickam ‘78 and Lauri Coulter ‘81 (WS Director of Alumni Relations)
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San Francisco, USA, August 16, 2017, Back row L-R: Martha Nicholson ‘82, Maureen Fromme (Former Staff), Lauri Wilson Coulter ‘81 (WS Director of Alumni Relations), Tom Scovel ‘56, Jay Roadarmel ‘85, Jane Choulett ‘56, Doug Keisler ‘69, Deirdre Straughan ‘81, Yarna Claassen spouse ‘69, Gordon Claassen ‘69, David Stein ‘60 Front row L-R: Mathew Rudolph ‘86, Phinjo Sherpa ‘12, Ringae ‘94, Megha Maniar Shah ‘08 and husband Rohan Shah
Los Angeles, USA, August 18, 2017, L-R: Lauri Wilson Coulter ‘81 (WS Director of Alumni Relations), Abhinanda Bhattacharyya ‘09, Sally Ellis ‘59 and David Abud ‘10
London, UK, November 25, 2017, In attendance: Shibani Alter ‘02, Rana Banerjee ‘86, Jeremy Barton ‘85, James and Willi Barton (Former Staff), Hannah Baynham ‘00, Isabel Berchem Millar ‘83, Shema Bhujel ‘08, Hugh Bradby (Former Staff), Sam Chamberlain ‘86, Nikhil Chouguley, ‘98, Lauri Wilson Coulter ‘81 (WS Director of Alumni Relations), Rahul Gandotra ‘94, Pranit Garg ‘15, Abhishek Ghosh ‘94, Trishla Golechha ‘11, Rohit Kapur ‘07, Kartikeya Kejriwal ‘00, Yowa Kimura ‘02, Emily Lane ‘59, Aidan Lewis ‘08, Sita Lichtenstern ‘64, Anchal Lochan ‘08, Jonathan Long (Principal), Mark Plater (Former Staff), Simran Singh Malhotra ‘90, Rishabh Poddar ‘17, Kartik Rajpal ‘17, Dalia Mazumdar-Russell ‘01, Daniel Russell ‘01, Simoni Todi ‘01 and Margaret Smith ‘67 30 - Quadrangle
Delhi, India, December 2, In attendance: Carol Evans Alter ‘68, James Alter ‘99, Rahul Bhandari ‘92, Kanika Bhatia ‘06, Richie Chauhan ‘95, Lauri Wilson Coulter ‘81 (WS Director of Alumni Relations), Harsh Gandhi ‘87, Vikas Goyal ‘90, Amit Grover ‘90, Kanishk Gupta ‘06, Sunny Gupta ‘06, Limayinla Jamir ‘06, Ravi Joseph ‘84, Yuvraj Kohli ‘02, Rakesh Kohli ‘73, Jonathan Long (WS Principal), Sue Long (WS Staff), Harsh Madhok ‘99, Vinay Mehra ‘80, Ashok Mittal ‘90, Akshaya Nagarkar (Former Staff), Bhavenesh Kumari Patiala ‘50, Marcus Shaw ‘87 (WS Director of Admissions), Sujoy Singhi ‘93, Sheila Sundaram (Former Staff & Parent), Dr. E. B. Sundaram (Former Parent), Amardeep Sundaram ‘83, Ruksha Mehta Talwar ‘52, Suheil Tandon ‘06 and Sheena Uppal ‘03
Are you a Lyre Tree Society Member?
Alumni in all countries except USA, interested in making a bequest, please contact:
Join now and leave a legacy for Woodstock. The Lyre Tree Society honours those who have made bequests to benefit Woodstock School.
Director of Development Woodstock School Development@woodstock.ac.in
In the spirit of those in the Class of 1935 who said many years ago, “Why don’t we find a way to remember our Woodstock education through our wills and give back to Woodstock some of what Woodstock gave us,” join the many alumni who are remembering Woodstock when making decisions about their financial and estate planning. The Lyre Tree Society is named after the beloved tree, now gone, that overlooked the Doon Valley on the Woodstock School Campus. Membership is open to anyone who simply notifies Woodstock or FWS that he or she had taken formal steps to support Woodstock directly or FWS through their estate or gift planning. Your membership in the Lyre Tree Society will inspire your fellow alumni and friends to take steps to ensure the stability benefit to Woodstock School for now and in the future.
In the United States, alumni can contact FWS with administrative information about their plans. Gifts can be designated for any of the existing funds. A complete description can be found at: www. fwsfoundation.org. David Wheeler Administrative Manager Friends of Woodstock School (425) 353-8422 firstname.lastname@example.org Friends of Woodstock School is an independent, non–profit 501(c)(3) organization in North America.
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Other Gatherings Leh
Leh, Oct 2017: Reuben 2003 and Isaac Gergan 2006, Sharon Sonam 2004, and Sirawon Khathing 2006 and Andrew Das
Dhaka, July 2017: Syeda Alina Kabir, Arshiyan Q Ahsan ‘17, Syed Ayman Kabir ‘14, Umaimah Choudhury ‘16, Mashrur Arvid Haque ‘17, Zane Chowdhury ‘16, Adnan Chwdhury ‘86, Ina Chaudhury Islam ‘88, So Young Park ‘88, Adil Chowdhury ‘88, Yasmeen Fairooz ‘91, Kazi Zain Hasan ‘89
Want to attend a Woodstock hosted alumni event? ▶ www.woodstockschool.in/alumni/events/ ▶ www.facebook.com/wsalumni/ Planning a WS alumni event and need help? ▶ email@example.com ▶ www.woodstockschool.in/alumni/can-we-help-you/planning-an-event-or-reunion/
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Annual Fund for Excellence 2017-18 Each year we ask Woodstock alumni and friends from around the world to consider supporting the annual programs and services that are beneficial to Woodstock School.
Yes! Count me in. I would like to help my school succeed! Donations from North America to Friends of Woodstock School By Credit Card • Visit FWS website www.FWSfoundation.org • Select the DONATE button for programme and funding options • Follow prompts By Cheque Please make cheques payable to Friends of Woodstock School and send to: Friends of Woodstock School PO Box 749780 Los Angeles, CA 90074-9780 For additional information or questions about FWS, contact: David Wheeler, Administrative Manager, at 425-353-8422 or firstname.lastname@example.org Friends of Woodstock School (FWS), is an independent 501(c)(3) organization that supports Woodstock’s mission and vision.
Donations from India and countries other than North America to Woodstock School
Online • Visit WS website www.woodstockschool.ac.in • Select the DONATE button for programme and funding options • Follow prompts By Cheque Please make checks payable to Woodstock School and send your gift to: Director of Development Woodstock School Mussoorie, Uttarakhand 248179 For additional information, including bank transfer options, or other currencies please contact email@example.com. FOR ALL DONATIONS If you want your donations credited to a specific fund noted on FWS or WS websites, or in honor of a fellow alumni, teacher or friend of Woodstock please note the name of the fund or the person you want to honor on the memo line of your cheque or include a cover note with your payment. Otherwise donations will go to the Annual Fund for Excellence, and areas of most need. THANK YOU! YOUR SUPPORT MATTERS
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