Woodstock School Alumni Magazine Volume CXI 2018
Connect, Engage, Network Alumni Engagement Programs at Woodstock
For students at Woodstock days are full of classes, sports, music and many other amazing enrichment activities, but what happens after they graduate? Every student or faculty member who leave Woodstock become automatic members of our alumni community. Here is your guide to some of the services and resources available to the wider alumni community:
Quadrangle Magazine The Quadrangle is produced annually and includes updates from Woodstock, profiles of alumni around the world, reunion and gathering highlights and class jottings. The publication is available online, and in print to those who wish to receive it.
Alumni Website The alumni website is the gateway to all the offerings and links of the alumni program. Community members can find all print and online alumni publications and mailings, lists of upcoming events and reunion planning guidelines.
Professional networking & mentoring opportunities In May 2017 we launched an online community with Linkedin and Facebook integration to enable alumni and graduating students to connect professionally and to look for or be a mentor. Woodstock Alumni Connect promises to be a significant resources for our global community to assist one another as they look for guidance in academic and career choices. www.woodstockalumniconnect.com
Read the latest Woodstock eNews: Alumni Connections
Whispering Pine yearbooks online If youâ€™ve lost your yearbook, or want to check out another yearbook to look up former classmates or activities, you can find copies of all prior editions online. www.woodstockschool.in/alumni/news
Alumni in the Spotlight Through our email and online offerings we showcase
The relaunched newsletter is emailed quarterly to alumni worldwide. It includes news from the Principal, upcoming alumni events, alumni spotlight feature and links to alumni platforms and programs to facilitate alumni connections and engagement.
accomplishments and activities that alumni achieve and engage in, after leaving Woodstock. Look for the Alumni Spotlight features on the Woodstock School blog, through social media alumni channels, and also in the Quadrangle Alumni Magazine.
Reunions, Events and Gatherings
Visits, tours and other requests
Each year alumni reunions, gatherings and events are hosted by WS Alumni Office, FWS, Curry Clubs, or class and regional groups around the world. Look for listings on the alumni website, Facebook, via E-Newsletters and email invitations. Send us your details as we can advertise your events too!
Through Facebook.com/wsalumni, Instagram @woodstockalumni, and Woodstock School Alumni Linkedin group look for ways to engage with fellow Woodstock schoolmates, teachers, and members.
We are happy to help in any way we can. Contact the Alumni Department to arrange a tour, request assistance with reunion planning, request a transcript, or for us to connect you with departments like the CFI where you could volunteer, and engage with students through our programmes.
Principal Dr. Jonathan Long Director of Development Arjun Puri Director of Alumni Affairs Lauri Wilson Coulter ’81 Editorial team Monica Roberts Tara Menon Anne Lind
Layout and design Randhir A. Malhan ’88 Shahid Equbal Front cover by Dr. Jonathan Long Photos Woodstock community
Table of contents From the Principal: New Frontiers
Building Momentum: Pursuing Excellence ..................2 Graduation 2018
On Being Invincible......................................................5 Class photograph ....................................................8 2018 Awards ...........................................................9 University and College Matriculation .......................10 Around the Sundial 2018 .........................................12 Alumni Spotlight.......................................................16 A Groundbreaking Career and Years of Service
Bhavenesh Kumari Patiala ’50 ................................16 My Journey to the Board
Kapil Gupta ’92 ......................................................19 Woodstock School and the Year 1947
Ashok Mayadas and Judy Dillingham ’57 ...............21 A Passion for Conservation
Marie Saleen ’93 ....................................................23 Reflections of a Recent Graduate The Impact of Engagement Rishi Thomas ’16 ...................................................25
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Gatherings.................................................................27 Milestone Reunions...............................................27
Woodstock Hosted Alumni Gatherings.................33 Other Gatherings...................................................37 Worldwide Woodstock Day....................................39
Building Momentum: Pursuing Excellence The past 12 months have seen Woodstock implementing two significant strategic decisions which are defining the schoolâ€™s identity into the 21st century. Both of them symbolize our commitment to excellence and our wish to maintain Woodstockâ€™s longstanding reputation as an exceptional school offering an outstanding education!
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The IB and our new accreditation status, strengthens our commitment to excellence, to relevance and to enabling young people to find their greatness
Introducing the IB
programme which draws from the best education systems worldwide. Working with leading universities and research institutions, the IB guarantees that a Woodstock education continues to be relevant, rigorous and rewarding. In addition to providing well recognised qualifications for those students applying to calibre universities overseas, the IB is validated by the Association of Indian Universities for those students applying to universities and colleges in India.
The first of these decisions emerged from a Board meeting in September 2016 when our Vice Principal, Ethan Van Drunen, presented a case for moving to the International Baccalaureate (IB). The Board unanimously agreed that the IB would provide us with a single, coherent and robust academic framework across the whole school from which to press ahead even further in pursuit of excellence – assuring our students of the outstanding education which has long been the defining feature of the Woodstock experience. Of course, Woodstock’s uniqueness has never been defined by academic curriculum alone. Our location in the Himalayas, our identity as a Christian minority institution, our outstanding music, outdoors and enrichment programmes and our focus on the holistic development of the individual child are features which continue to characterise our distinctiveness. In making this important decision, we recognised that the IB programme is very well aligned with the educational philosophy which now so clearly defines and inspires us. The programme emphasises academic excellence in all subject areas alongside global citizenship, community engagement, creativity and innovation. There are other reasons, too, why the IB has emerged as an ideal match for Woodstock in the 21st century: • The IB develops young people who ask challenging questions, who think critically, and who possess the research skills to succeed at university and beyond. •
What’s more, the IB is a strongly research-based and globally recognised
Key features of the International Baccalaureate Encourages critical thinking Globally recognised Regular accreditation Part of a world-wide community On-going teacher skill upgradation
IB schools are subject to a strict and regular accreditation process monitored by the IB, ensuring that schools provide a high-quality education. We believe that this support will be an advantage as we sustain our commitment to high standards. What’s more, we will benefit enormously from collaboration with a worldwide community of like-minded international schools.
Teachers at IB schools take part in highly regarded and frequent professional development opportunities to ensure their familiarity with the very best educational practices and new thinking. This aligns very well with our commitment to recruiting and retaining the best possible teachers. Our move to the IB is part of our firm commitment to high achievement, ambition and excellence. Quadrangle - 3
Committing to accreditation from MSA and CIS, places upon the school a selfimposed 5-year cycle of improvement. This enhances our accountability while keeping us relevant in today’s world.
Accountability and accreditation
The second significant decision which has recently been implemented is one we’ve been getting ready for since 2012! Since 1959, we’ve been accredited by the Middle States Association (MSA) in the USA. In fact, we were the very first school in Asia to receive this accreditation – something of which we are very proud. This year we undertook a process of re-accreditation by MSA as part of a seven-year cycle of review. But this time something different happened. For the very first time in Woodstock’s 165 years, we carried out a joint accreditation process with MSA and the Council of International Schools (CIS). CIS is recognized as the leading organization supporting best practice in international education. It is a nonprofit association of international schools and post-secondary institutions focused on improving international education. CIS works in educational accreditation, teacher and leadership recruitment services, links to higher education and governance assistance. School’s accredited by CIS have to be devoted to their mission and vision for student; they are focused on the quality of teaching, student learning, as well as student well-being; they are committed to the development of the students’ global citizenship and they constantly seek improvement in all areas as the school plans strategically for the future. While CIS accreditation gives the Woodstock Diploma greater international recognition, it is the MSA accreditation which allows us to offer an American High School Diploma to our students. Our joint MSA and CIS accreditation is further enhanced by our new
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identity as an IB school. This means that, starting with the Class of 2021, students who graduate with a Woodstock Diploma may also graduate with an IB Diploma. The Accreditation Team travelled from schools in China, Netherlands, Germany, Tanzania, Kuwait, Greece and India. This was the most rigorous check-up Woodstock has ever had. It included everything from our academic programme to health and safety, finances, governance, leadership, student well-being, our security, food services, buildings and staffing. Meetings and consultations involved every staff member, many pupils and parents too. This joint accreditation symbolized Woodstock’s commitment to excellence and a culture of continuous improvement. As I write, we are still waiting to receive the detailed final report. It will let us know how we’re doing; where we can catch little problems before they become big ones and, most importantly, how we can do better. What we do know already from the accreditation team’s informal feedback is that we can all feel hugely proud of what we have accomplished, and I believe we can be confident that we came up to the mark. There are numerous areas where we have been commended for exceptional achievement – there are also areas where we now have very specific goals to achieve as we move forwards (and we always expected that to be the case)! I am proud of Woodstock’s accomplishments, I am proud of the strength and depth of its
distinguished past and of the transformative educational experience we offer our diverse and inclusive student body. The IB and our new accreditation status strengthens our commitment to excellence, to relevance and to enabling young people to find their greatness. This is a school where the needs of children and their learning come first; where they learn how to learn, rather than only what to learn; where they learn that it is often better to be wise than it is to be clever; where they learn that by learning to serve they learn to lead; where they learn that kindness is a sign of strength and not a weakness and where they learn that it can be just as important to colour outside the lines. This approach flourishes in a caring and compassionate community, where relationships are strong and where young people and adults are supported to learn from their successes and from their failures alike. It requires that a school nurtures what TED Talk founder Chris Anderson calls “global souls”. These are young people who discover their common humanity - an empowering awareness which transcends the fragmented divisions of wealth, culture, religion and ethnic identity.
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he Class of 2018, was an eclectic and lively batch of diverse young adults, and so inevitably, their graduation ceremony lacked none of those attributes. On May 26th, 2018, they walked into the Win Mumby Gymnasium as seniors for the last time. Board President Rajan Mathews opened the mornings festivities by referencing the class motto Invicta. Invicta, invincible, that’s an awesome task, an awesome responsibility. With that responsibility comes a few things you have to be aware of, for being invincible has, as part of the challenge, the judicious use of power that comes with invincibility. Tolkien, when he wrote his trilogy Lord of the Rings, talked about the corruptive power that comes with power that is given to those who cannot handle it and when you are invincible, you must think about the use of that power. It can be used to change, mould and impact! As you graduate, use your invincibility to challenge the world around you. Dr. Matthews was followed by Salutatorian Hah Yeon Lee, who began her speech by expressing her gratitude to her family, teachers, and friends before expressing how she struggled to write this speech, “[her] last piece of homework at Woodstock.” She advising her fellow classmates “to cease to desire what they do not have but to bask in the present, not regret the past and to make good choices.” The Commencement speaker was former Head of High School, Jonathan Seefeldt ’00. As he began his remarks he made references to the popular movie Black Panther before confessing that although he may not have the same muscles or bitterness as Michael B Jordan, he was armed with memories. He went on to reflect on times spent and memories with the class of 2018, from “Phunsok’s steal from Dipankar to win Swishathon two years ago.” To, “specific jokes from Kahini’s mind-blasting careerlaunching talent show standup routine.” And being “floored by the poetry [he] heard from Charis one afternoon at the CFI.” And, “the Hanuman Chalisa [he] received from Vriti when [he] left.” Even though he believed that “commencement was usually a time for looking to the future, and the commencement speech is a time for some advice about that future.” he asked the class to “pause and realize that “these [would be] the last few minutes they would exist together as a class. Graduation was not just an individual landmark or event. It was the end of a community as well. It’s the last time this particular community of teachers, dorm parents, staff and students would be together, it was the end of an era.” He ended his remarks by telling the class to, “Enjoy these last few moments of the Woodstock experience, and to treasure them, and then look forward to visiting a new Picture Palace in your mind.” Following the awards ceremonies, Valedictorian recipient, Hye Chan Jun shared that he too had struggled with what to share with his classmates in his speech and eventually decided to “just say what [he] really want[ed] to say.” He believed “the world was terrifying. [And that] once we leave this school, we’re going to be thrust into it headfirst. There won’t be the safe Woodstock bubble to protect us anymore. There won’t be a community of people looking out for our wellbeing.” After listing many challenges and issues the world faced and his concerns regarding, Jun challenged his peers to go out there and “Prove [him] wrong, and to tackle the issues with ease.” — Veer Arya, ’20
To view the full speeches and ceremony from graduation 2018, head to: www.woodstock.ac.in/alumni/news 6 - Quadrangle
Enjoy these last few moments of the Woodstock experience then look forward to visiting a new Picture Palace in your mind
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First Row (Left to Right): Jiya Puri, Eva Khanapara, Hahyeon Lee, Sooyeon PArk, Leah Farah, Tanya Sandhu, Sabrina Sookias, Pavani Ganju, Nandini Agarwal, Bendangsenla Aier, Imtiyala Celeste Jamir, Tshokey Gyaltshen. Second Row (Left to Right): Aarushi Sachdeva, Kavya Kataria, Mehar Bhatia, Aditi Manjunath, Vriti Thakkar, Anahita Baluja, Ameya Singh, Lalchhanhimi Bungsut, Abigail Gokavi, Healeam Jung, Tenzin Yigh, Sophie Mero, Praga Mittal, Kelzang Dema, Prasiddhi Shrestha, Taarini Gupta. Third Row (Left to Right): Shatakshi Kabi, Alli Roshni, Hamin Yoon, Tara Bajpai, Joon Kang, Kiara Kanwar, Idika Kothari, Summer Kang, Passawit Puangsaree, Noah Douglas, Abhishek Bhandari, Shreyansh Fofandi, Suryansh Pralahdka, Sera Andrugtsang. Fourth row (Left to Right): Kahini Dhoat, Avanya Joab, Sophia Von Hippel, Charis Crider, Aashna Kulshrestha, Arjan Purewal, Hyechan Jun, Pema Lhagyel, Yonghoon Chung, Aryan Shankardas, Varun Khanna, Kavi Ahuja, Udit Garg, Jay Yunas. Fifth Row (Left to Right): Kyle Diarmit, Doyoung Kim, AnaRaquel Pereira, Satvi Kumar, Harshvardhan Yadav, Kabish Shrestha, Sagunya Rawal, Ishaan Oren, Shivansh Singhal, Jefferson Wu, Vatsal Jain, Nikunj Dalmia, Jayant Singh, Phunsok Norboo. Sixth Row (Left to right): Tenzin Tsephell Choegyal, Tanya Aggarwal, Anou Sood, Meghan Pandit, Nachiketa Kumar, Khaled Bagh, Egor Suvorov, Parth Parikh, Jeffrey kim, Subhajyoti Basu, Aanik Goel, Humaid Juned, Dhruv Agarwal. 8 - Quadrangle
2018 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. Senior Awards Valedictorian Hyechan Jun Salutatorian Hah Yeon Lee Best All-Round Student Award Summer Kang Student Government Award Ameya Saba Singh & Summer Kang
Other Senior Awards Pratap Chatterjee Memorial Science Award Hyechan Jun E.E. Miller International Award Egor Suvorov & Noah Rishi Sharma Douglas Music Awards Poad Music Shield Alli Roshni
Other Major Awards Cassinath Awards • Drama Subhajyoti Basu • Writing Charis Elizabeth Crider • Art Summer Kang Hiking Awards • W. Lowrie Campbell Memorial Hiking Cup Daeyoung Kim • Karen Krenz Cup Sophia Tegan von Hippel
Other Awards Community Engagement Awards • Individual Pragya Mittal • Project Faizal Qadir, Tanishq Daniel and Dhrubhagat Singh Internship Initiative Award Kelzang Dema Art internship Prasiddhi Shrestha Alumni department internship Aashna Kulshreshtha CFI internship Journalism Awards (Production) Drama Stagecraft Jayant Daniel Singh Journalism Writing Award Carrie Sue Fordham Endowment Award for Excellence in Writing Alli Roshni
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Around the Sundial 2018
Spanning three days of concerts, students in beginning, junior and advanced levels, performed in choir, band and orchestra →
2018 Holi International Women’s Day Jazz Jam Outdoor Learning Weekend
↑ An opportunity for children to explore the area in and around Mussoorie and Dehradun
↑ Woodstock celebrated India’s most colourful festival!
Woodstock celebrated International Women’s Day on the 8th of March! → 12 - Quadrangle
↑ Organised by Grade 9, it was ‘Midnight in Paris’ with an evening of jazz and music performances
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 ↓
Festival of Ideas Junior Senior Banquet WOSA Assembly
Junior Senior Banquet saw a ‘Night with the stars’ theme ↓
↑ Welcoming the Woodstock Class of 2018 into WOSA and the Alumni Community
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On Friendship Day, seniors initiate freshman into high school with a day of fun and games ↓ An annual event for charity, Goalathon sees schoolwide teams compete with each other to raise money for charity with a weekend of football. This year the funds were donated to the Kerala Flood Relief ↓
Friendship Day Goalathon
Activity Week Sadie Hawkins
↑ During Activity Week, the entire school heads out on cultural and outdoor education based trips around India. This year saw a group of staff and students summit Friendship Peak as the highlight!
Woodstock’s annual dance with a twist, the girls ask the boys ↑ 14 - Quadrangle
Win Mumby Fall Drama Homecoming and Mela
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↑ An all India basketball tournament hosted by Woodstock that saw 16 girls and boys teams competing for the title
Fall Drama ↓
Fall Drama ↓ Fall Drama ↓
↑ The Alumni and Development Office welcomed Alumni, former staff, students and parents for a weekend of celebration
Fall Drama ↑
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A Groundbreaking Career and Years of Service Bhavenesh Kumari Patiala ’50 Woodstock Board Member 2009-2018 WOSA India President 2005 – present Woodstock Distinguished Alumnus 2007
oodstock was with me from the time I was born in 1933. It all started with my English Governess, Josephine Georgine Newman who was an alumna of Woodstock College. In our home, she was known as ‘Tiny’. Physically she was, but mentally Tiny was a towering presence in the Princely State of Patiala, full of unselfish compassion, tolerance, honesty and forgiveness. Never standing in judgement of anybody for any reason whatsoever. Quietly pursuing her Christian values in an alien state. I came to Woodstock in 1948 in Grade 8. My purpose for coming here was to study Science and ultimately to become a doctor. I count Woodstock as the most stimulating and significant influence in my life. It was here that I learned the meaning of personal freedom and the responsibility that goes with it throughout one’s life. Before coming to Woodstock at the age of 14 I had never been alone for a single moment in my life. Looking out over the vast and beautiful campus I realized that here, I could be my own person and be equal to others as a human being. Although at the time I may not have been able to articulate my impressions and feelings, in retrospect that was, and still is, my predominant thought. When I graduated, I got a roll of paper which was supposed to be a high school 16 - Quadrangle
I count Woodstock as the most stimulating and significant influence in my life. It was here that I learned the meaning of personal freedom and the responsibility that goes with it throughout life.
everything, with me in my wardrobe were 36 saris, 30 saris for every day of the month and 6 for parties! I had never so much as washed a handkerchief, so when I washed a petticoat for the first time, it shrunk to my knees!
diploma, it was going to get me into college. I took the roll to Miranda House and they told me they didn’t recognize the degree! I then came back to Woodstock and found myself studying the British system in ’51 and finally got my diploma. I then returned to Delhi University and studied at Miranda House where I studied History and earned a BA and MA in the subject. While pursuing my degree at college I was extremely involved in sports and dramatics. I was the president of the drama society and we participated in the inter collegiate dramatics competitions. It was during my college years that I came face to face with the labour movement was for the first time. Later, I became famous for leading college strikes! After the stint at Miranda House, I went to
pursue a degree in Law at Delhi university. Once I graduated with my degree, I applied to Harvard University and Yale University. Harvard rejected us because our results had not come, so I went to Yale to do my LLM. It was one of the best years of my life, I participated in everything possible! Sports, theatre, conversations, it was wonderful! A friend told me Bhavenesh all the boys like you and I said it was because I was in a unique position and was not chasing them for marriage.
On finishing my LLM, I didn’t practice in the United States because I didn’t like being abroad and I couldn’t manage the living situation. I couldn’t see myself ironing and stretching petticoats, while pursuing a career in law! So, I returned to India, where one of our family lawyers had broken away from his law firm and started his own practice. It was a difficult time, we had no method of payment, so we were doing the work for free. Since I specialized in corporate law, I was the only woman to be invited by Colgate – Palmolive to brief them on the changes in foreign exchange. I got to travel a lot. First class living and a posh life but over the year’s things became very messy and tough and I quit.
Dame Roslyn Higgins and I, along with two of our classmates (a Persian and English boy) travelled together. We travelled all around America! For all those years I didn’t have much to do with Woodstock. I was so happy, I had no problems. I had only $100 a month, but I had carried a wardrobe for
I broke off on my own and became the legal advisor to the then Chogyal of Sikkim who was fighting a tough battle with the Government of India who wanted him to merge his kingdom with India. All his senior lawyers asked him to sign the agreement., I asked him if he was ready for a Hyderabad action? Quadrangle - 17
He said, “I will do anything but never sign my kingdom away.” I told him I had one more question before I could say yes to being his lawyer. The question was, “Did you ever put your hand in your kingdom’s till?” His two assistants answered before he could, saying never! I immediately said yes. In April 1975, 5000 Indian troops marched into a palace no bigger than the quad. They held us as prisoners of war for 22 days. The Chogyal and his successor had not agreed to sign saying Sikkim is a part of India. The Indian government tapped my phone and had a CID car outside my car for days on end to see who was going in and out. After working in Sikkim, I continued a life in corporate law. It was out of the blue that I got involved with Woodstock again, doing odds and ends, entertaining alumni from the school when I could. I never used to come to the Hillside as much, not even once a year sometimes. Then in 2009, I joined the Board of Directors. Two years later I was asked to review the Constitution. I went to the Sub Registrar in Dehradun, he told me about the process. So, I took over the constitution, and got the process which I followed to the T and I got it done. I also got the Minority Certificate for the school. I am not unhappy to be leaving Woodstock as a Board Member, a certain board fatigue has set in. I graduated in 1950, as I move on, I remain the oldest member of the board there has ever been!
jqh This poem was read by Bhavenesh at the WOSA welcome ceremony for the class of 2018, where she welcomed them to the WOSA community: If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain; If I can ease one life the aching, Or cool one pain, Or help one fainting robin Unto his nest again,
2007 Woodstock School Distinguished Alumni Award Bhavenesh Kumari Patiala ’50 was presented with the DA award in 2007 for her ground-breaking career as a woman lawyer in India. A member of the royal family of Patiala, she excelled in a career that was closed to women and to those of her lineage. Bhavenesh joined Woodstock in 1948, and in addition to her studies, excelled in sports, hiking and student government. After Woodstock, she attended Miranda House, Delhi University, where she decided on a career in law. She broke gender and social barriers with a law degree from Delhi, followed by another from Yale Law School. Bhavenesh has always made time to support good causes and those in need of legal aid. These have included villagers displaced by the Rajasthan Canal, and a range of hospitals and schools. When two states offered her judgeships, Bhavenesh declined in order to sustain her public service: ‘That way, I could do more for people. For me, law is not a profession. It’s a way of life.’ Invited to membership by four Bar associations, recognition also came through the Indian Law Federation, and the Indian Commission of Jurists’ invitation to join its executive, making Bhavenesh the first woman lawyer elevated to this position. Throughout the years, Bhavenesh remained one of WOSAIndia’s most active members, and currently serves as the WOSA India President. Her wisdom and skills have helped successive Woodstock administrations over a range of management and liaison needs, including the legal complexities of property rights vital to Woodstock’s sustainability, [and in more recent years as a board member (2009-2018), she was asked to review and update the Constitution, and was also able to secure the minority certificate for the school].
“What is most impressive about Bhavenesh is her enormous generosity of spirit and how she has used her status, both earned and inherited, to enhance the experiences of others.” –Kaye Aoki, Deputy Principal at Woodstock, 2005
I shall not live in vain. —Emily Dickinson
Excerpted from the DIstinguished Alumni Award plaque, 2007
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My Journey to the Board Kapil Gupta ’92
Woodstock School Board member since September 2018
In these troubling times characterized by complex challenges, Woodstock’s community embodies exciting and positive possibilities
My connection to Woodstock is through the Indian side of my family, which has lived in Dehradun for several generations. My father attended St. Georges and my aunts attended Wynberg Allen. Even before I was born, my mother and father anticipated that their half-Indian, half-American child would attend Woodstock! And true to their intentions, I attended from 1989 to 1992. Woodstock shaped my personal and professional outlook in innumerable ways. Coming from rural upstate NY, it was the first community where I found the company of other third-culture kids like myself. Intellectually, I was inspired and guided by teachers who personally invested in my academic, spiritual, and personal growth. From college onward I always looked out for chances to meet up with Woodstock alumni. Now I realize that Woodstock alumni are an extended family: an intergenerational and diverse group of unique individuals, who share a common bond of the hillside experience. Being part of this amazing community is for me the enduring privilege of being a Woodstock graduate. Vacation transitions through Delhi and weekend “hikes” (to Chanakyapuri!) eventually led me to my current career as a U.S. diplomat. During those visits, my friends and I were typically mixing with peers from the American Embassy School. As a homesick American teen, I loved the feeling of being back in the U.S. while at Embassy homes, or at the bowling alley, eating a grilled cheese sandwich with actual American cheese! That comfortable feeling of being between my two cultures planted the seed in my mind that the career of a diplomat was worth exploring further...
One mistake I made in my young adulthood was being failure-averse. For many years I shied away from taking the Foreign Service Exam because I had heard how hard it was to pass. It took the attacks of 9/11 to shake me out of that mindset. I sensed a new imperative for U.S. citizens blessed with international experiences and outlook to offer ourselves in service to the work of foreign policy. In my case, that global sensibility was shaped and honed by my Woodstock experience. (Presently, the classes of ’91, ’92, ’93 and several other classes are represented in the ranks of U.S. diplomats – clearly a Woodstock education prepares one for a global career connecting nations!) Now having served as a diplomat in Dhaka, Accra, Mumbai, Port of Spain, and Washington, DC, my wife has been amazed at how I am able to find Woodstock connections in all corners of the world. A few years ago a new Religious Life Policy was being shared for feedback within alumni groups. The document was thoughtful and profound, and resolved for me a lingering sense of concern regarding the place of non-Christian traditions within the school. Once established, the Religious Life Policy prompted a subtle but significant shift in my desire to deepen my engagement with Quadrangle - 19
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Woodstock. Moving beyond my personal nostalgia, I began to see how Woodstock School has desperately needed relevance in the contemporary world. In these troubling times characterized by complex challenges, Woodstock’s community embodies exciting and positive possibilities, reflecting the “City upon a hill” in Matthew 5:14. What is happening at Woodstock today touches me deeply. Nothing is as hope inspiring as reading the incredibly profound student reflections from CFI projects that Amy Seefeldt ’93, Director of the Centre for Imagination at Woodstock, sometimes shares via social media. I recently heard from members of the Student Council about how grateful they are for the Scholars for Peace program. One cannot help but feel moved in seeing how students escaping conflict in their home countries are now seamlessly woven into the fabric of Wood20 - Quadrangle
stock—transforming an abstract “them” into an embrace of “us.” This community is precious, and deserves the full support of all those who share its values and celebrate its many successes. The examples of inclusion, compassion, humility and humanity that define Woodstock are necessary for a better tomorrow. Supporting these values in practical ways is what I hope to contribute to the work of serving on the board. The work of community governance is a domain in which we can manifest the same qualities of interaction we seek in the world, and within Woodstock itself. It’s a genuine honor to serve on the board; and it is only one of many ways that alumni can contribute back to Woodstock. If anyone feels like they have something to contribute by way of life experiences, connections, or resources for the school: please do reach out!
Kapil’s senior yearbook page. Excerpt from yearbook page. With wife Tara Maria at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC Hiking in the Finger Lakes region of New York with younger son Dhruv At Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris with older son Karan
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Woodstock School and the Year 1947 Ashok Mayadas and Judy Dillingham '57
nknown to them, 1947 was a pivotal year for two children coming to Woodstock School for the first time. Ashok Mayadas was enrolled in Standard One in March, and Judith Dillingham joined the Standard One class in April. Ashok came from Ferozepore, Punjab, and Judith came from Escalon, California. Their lives would join as classmates from Standard One until graduation in May of 1957. They would diverge for college and for many years thereafter. Ashok went to Colorado School of Mines and then Cornell University in New York State; Judith to San Jose State University in California. Their lives joined again when they were married in 2018 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Walnut Creek, California. Also unknown to these two 7-year olds, was that 1947 would be a pivotal year for India, for the entire subcontinent, and for the world. They would become aware of the currents that were rapidly shaping events, with only a slight understanding of what was happening and why. August 15, saw the Indian flag raised over the country, to the tune of a new national anthem. It saw the departure of the British Viceroy, the British military and related bureaucracies. The British population in India began migrating to their home country. Concurrently a new country, Pakistan came into being, accompanied with chaotic and a too-often violent mass movement of populations crossing the new borders. Lives were being lost, and families torn apart; history was being made. Mussoorie was affected as well. Not as much as some other areas, but enough so that Ashok and Judy, and other Woodstock students as well, knew of turmoil and danger in the Mussoorie area. Although Judy started at Woodstock in 1947, she was a day student that year, living at the “top-of-hill” with her parents who were in Language School at Kellogg Church. She noticed that her father was getting up very early in August every morning, leaving her mother, her brother and herself to get up later and prepare for the day. What she didn’t know until years later was that her father was walking the two miles down to the Landour bazaar from the ‘top of the hill’ to get bread for breakfast. The staff at the boarding house where the Dillinghams lived were Muslim and it wasn’t safe for one of them to get the bread.
Ashok and Judy, together in photographs taken 70 years apart. At top, Judy and Ashok married November 19, 2017, and at bottom, their 1st standard yearbook photograph.
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Left: Judy and her brother. Above: Excerpts from Ashok and Judy’s senior yearbook pages
Ashok knew in an imprecise way that words like “looting” and “rioting” and “evacuation” were finding their way into many adult conversations. Ashok sneaked into Landour bazaar one day after reports of “trouble”, and saw one of the stores where his mother had shopped, was totally stripped. The looters had left nothing behind – except for one bottle of lemon juice, which Ashok liberated! During this time the situation in Ferozepore was also becoming more difficult. The Mayadas’ properties bordered the Sutlej River which was the boundary in the Punjab between India and Pakistan. Major Mayadas was concerned that his wife and sons were in Mussoorie, so far from home and in a not easily reachable place. He contacted his wife and said he was coming up to Landour to take them down to the Plains. They were not going home, but to the home of an uncle and aunt in Phillaur, farther inland from the border. The Mayadas family left Mussoorie in September, well before the Woodstock school term was scheduled to end. At Kincraig, their bus for Dehradun was delayed by a bureaucrat who insisted the bus-driver’s papers were not 22 - Quadrangle
in order, and he could not permit departure. Major Mayadas, who was armed, jumped out of the bus and roughly pushed the bureaucrat out of the way, and then ordered the driver to drive! In those days, these sorts of delays could mean serious trouble. Spring of 1948 saw some abatement but not an end in the unrest. Woodstock opened for the new school year in March. Judy would have her first experience of boarding school. Her parents took her to Lucknow, the nearest big city to take the train to Dehra Dun. On the platform a pretty high school girl came up and introduced herself to Judy and her parents. Her name was ‘Mary’ and she was going to take care of Judy on the train. Judy kissed her parents good-by and Mary hoisted her up the stairs into the train. At the window, Judy waved to her parents until the train pulled out. She settled down for an exciting train trip to Dehra Dun, the bus ride to Kincraig, and the long walk into Woodstock. Judy didn’t know until many years later what Mary’s job that night really was. Railroad tracks were being blown up. There was a special engine going ahead of this train full of Woodstock-bound students and staff members, checking for track
damage. Mary was responsible for Judy if the tracks in front of the train were destroyed. All this was just 1947 and ’48. The years would roll by, following a familiar pattern: arrival for the Woodstock part of the year starting in spring with its cool weather and beautiful hillside rhododendrons, summer with its monsoon, and fall with the Olympics, Diwali and appearance of the mysterious winter-line, then Going-Down Day. Finally it would be the home phase with winters and Christmas on the plains with parents and family. World events were a backdrop as these two progressed towards graduation: assassination of Mahatma Gandhi, start of the cold war, start and end of the Korean War, the transformation of India into a republic, the occupation of Tibet by China, the election of General Eisenhower as US President. And much more. But when Ashok and Judy reminisce these days, the conversation often drifts right back to that pivotal year – 1947.
A Passion for Conservation Marie Saleem â€™93
Marie Saleem visited Woodstock during the fall of 2018 to attend her 25th class reunion. Originally from the Maldives, she currently lives in Sri Lanka and works with Reefscapers as a consultant to the PEW environment group, on their global shark campaign.
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My name is Marie Saleem and I am from the Maldives. I found myself in the Himalayas after my O levels. My parents were based in Kathmandu at the time and Woodstock was among the options they gave me for my last two years of high school. I guess the idea of boarding school appealed to me and being from the lowest lowest point on Earth made the Himalayas a great mystery! What did you do after Woodstock?
On graduating from Woodstock, I went on to James Cook University in Townsville, Queensland, Australia. My major was Marine Biology for my undergraduate studies and I did Master of Applied Science in Protected Area Management for my masters 3 years later. What are you doing now?
My biggest passions at present are the environment and ceramics. I work on conservation of sharks with a team of NGOs around the world. We run a Global Shark Campaign and help governments implement management measures related to sharks and rays. More than 100 million sharks are killed each year for their fins to be used in shark fin soup. Their life history characteristics make them very vulnerable to overexploitation. Being apex predators, their population numbers affect the balance of the oceanic food webs and itâ€™s important that management measures are implemented effectively and urgently. I am also interested in waste management and have over the years worked with the government, communities and schools to increase awareness among the society and to help implement waste management projects. I advocate minimizing the use of plastic, especially of single use plastics and reusing them. I also spend some of my time doing pottery which has helped me develop my creative side which I was sure I lacked. How important is the alumni community for current students?
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not hurt to have more avenues and may be an area that can be further developed over the years. How necessary do you think internships are for students?
I think it is very important for the students to experience first-hand the world they will join after graduation, especially those children that join the school at a young age. Being a boarding school, and a very unique one at that, some students may have a very sheltered life and find it difficult to cope with the real world which is getting more and more competitive. Thus, it is critical that they have some ideas of what they will face when they leave school and already start to adjust their lives accordingly before they graduate. One way to achieve this is to encourage the students to do short internships during their school holidays. It is important for the students to learn to work in a team and they can help out in places like cafes and restaurants, hospitals, government offices and NGOs etc. During my visit for the reunion, I could already see that the students were very proactive in their thinking and I was
very impressed to see some of them working as a team to make behavioural changes such as minimise use of plastics at school. It was heartwarming to see that. What is unique about Woodstock?
In my opinion, the value system is a very important part of the experience we have at Woodstock. I just went for my reunion at Woodstock and I feel that my friends and I picked up from where we left off 25 years ago. There is a special bond that is created during our time together and the unique experiences we have together etches something special within us that I do not think many people around the world can identify with. A note on your time in Mussoorie?
Looking back on my time at Woodstock, it made me a more independent person and taught me the importance of relationships with my â€œfamilyâ€? around me. Woodstock teaches you certain values that you carry with yourself for life such as humility, time management, being more responsible and compassion.
Reflections of a Recent Graduate Rishi Thomas, ’16 Where are you from and what brought you to Woodstock?
I live in New Delhi. After a visit to the US I realized that I wanted to pursue higher education there, and attend a school that would help me pursue my musical interests.
Rishi Thomas is currently a junior at the University of Southern California. He is majoring in Business Administration with a minor in Applied Analytics at the School of Engineering.
What were you involved in during your time at Woodstock?
The Model United Nations, Theater and The Acapella Group. With Ms. Amy Seefeldt I co-founded the Curriculum Advisory, a team of student and faculty leaders that create innovative outlets for students to pursue their interests. The ASPIRE program was the brainchild of this group. How did Woodstock shape who you are?
Woodstock gave me a ‘pursue whatever you are passionate about’ mindset. I was never told that my dreams were unrealistic, or that I was not good enough to go after them. I was supported by my teachers and pushed towards exploring new ideas and trying different things.
What are you involved in now that you’re passionate about?
I spend a lot of time with the startup community at my university and in LA. I am the President of an Entrepreneurship Society at USC and a Venture Partner for a decentralized university focused fund. What made you want to come back and participate in the Summer School program at Woodstock?
Having been a student representative in the development of the Aspire program I was happy to see the hard work that the Curriculum Advisory team had done in prior years come to fruition. I wanted to be part of the summer program, and I served as an assistant for Susan Rits ’79 person for the Entrepreneurship course.
How important is it to have WS Alumni offer their expertise to the school through programs like summer school, CFI or online connection and mentoring programs?
Alumni should seek out any way to get involved and share their experiences with students. I especially encourage more recent classes to come and share their experiences. I remember Mr Jeet Singh '81 telling us about the rise of startup culture and venture capital in 2012. That gave me the aspirational framework for what I wanted to do. Students need guidance and perspective for the years that follow their time at Woodstock. The transition to college can be quite challenging, and advice and guidance from recent alumni could be of incredible value. I think we should be offering more avenues
for Woodstock members to stay connected. What kind of impact do you think The Centre for Imagination has for WS?
The Centre for Imagination will play a pivotal in transforming the educational experience for current and future students. Not every student has an interest in being an innovator or a creator, but the Center provides infrastructure to support those students that want to pursue their passions [outside the classroom]. Woodstock is educating individuals that will dictate the rules of the workforce they will participate in. This kind of experience and opportunity is a powerful one, and Woodstock students, faculty and alumni should do everything possible to capitalize on the talent and provide the rest Quadrangle - 25
of the country with a model worth replicating. If Woodstock had had a professional networking platform like ‘Woodstock Alumni Connect’ when you were graduating – would you have used it ? If yes, why do you think it is important?
I hope I would have; but I had no idea at the time how powerful and valuable networks could be. After going through recruitment cycles, internships and leadership roles I realize [now] that having a strong network of people that I can depend on is vital to my growth. [The WS platform offers all of us as current students and alumni a very helpful way to facilitate that, and students should be encouraged to take advantage of the platform]. What is valuable about the WS experience and why we understand each other in a unique way?
Students and faculty come to Woodstock from all over the world, bringing a wealth of life experiences and perspectives. If Mussoorie were a petri dish, we would be the bacteria. Woodstock creates its own cul-
Rishi observed and assisted Susan Rits ’79 in the Summer Entrepreneurship course
tures and norms. In this diversity, a sense of unity comes from our collective love for Win Mumby, listening to Ms. Chander call a new student who doesn't know Hindi
a ‘badmaash’, or eating Bun Omelettes at Char Dukan. Our experiences with our diverse friends is what makes Woodstock so incredibly beautiful.
Put your Passion for Woodstock to action, and volunteer — — — — — — — —
Sign up on ‘Woodstock Alumni Connect’ and be a mentor, post a job, or internships Volunteer at WS as a visiting scholar at CFI Volunteer to teach summer school courses Apply to serve on the Woodstock School Board Serve as a class or regional rep Intern or volunteer in Alumni & Development Office Intern or volunteer at the Community Engagement Office Intern or volunteer in the Communications & Marketing Office
For more information about any of the above contact the alumni office at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Milestone class reunions Class of 1968 — 50 years
For those of us who arrived Wednesday we met at Homeslice Pizza for dinner. We had a good showing of ’68ers but included a number of ’58ers who were also having a reunion tagged on the FWS event. A fun time was had by all. It was right by the El (elevated train system) and periodically we just had to wait until a train passed because of the noise. The reunion itself started at 1 PM on Thursday. For this session Glenn Conrad was MC and did a great job drawing out information from us (we found out who had the most grandkids--Miriam at 12 I think or was it Sheryl Rash Henderson?) Who had lived the longest in the same house. Who had been married longest. Who had lived in the most countries for more than a year--I think that was George Taylor. Who has written a book (no one. Yet.). The discussion got everyone talking. And then no one would shut up--lots of repartee back and forth. After a short break, Glenn opened it up again and we began sharing. This stretched over several sessions and by the end everyone had said his or her piece. With this many people we could only touch on the highlights of our lives over the past 50 years. Glenn, being Glenn, kept things moving along and injected
his trademark humor into his questions and comments.
theme running through out, including a gold flower and lights center piece for each table.
At 5 PM we broke to get ready for the khana. We changed into Salwar Kameezs (wait, wait, the gals did, and Saris). The guys into Kurtas. Glenn came in his dhoti thing. If we were back at Woodstock I am sure one of the guys would have tried to tug on it to see if it would come off. Fortunately, for him, we are passed that now. The photo at the bottom is from that dinner. We also took one of everyone at the reunion(spouses, kids, partners etc.) and will share that photo later.
Friday started another full day together. The morning was MC’ed by Larry King and Kathy Judd. Originally they were going to extract stories and memories of school, but it became clear that we had more to say and not much time to say it in so we continued with life stories instead.
The Thursday evening Tamasha was really pretty special. We had a memorial board of six of our classmates that are now deceased (Anne or Anya Hilliard, Ken Arloff, Cindy Reeser, Phil Campbell, Charlie Hall and of course Tom Alter. Later (Friday) we had a session remembering these classmates. We also previewed the video Mike Singh (a friend of Tom’s, and class of about ’75) prepared for the FWS event. It is about a half hour long and was, I think, nicely done and included short interviews of Carol, her kids (Jamie and Afshaan), as well as John Alter, Tom’s brother. I am sure I do not have to say this, but Tom’s career in film, TV and theatre (not to mention sports) was beyond impressive. Sarra and Ursula did a fabulous job with the decorations, turning the party space DePaul University assigned us into a dinner to remember. Larry King lined up the dinner (fabulous Indian cuisine) and Sarra and Ursula decorated it very nicely with a “brown and gold”
After lunch, Glenn returned to duties as MC. We took time to share memories and stories about our deceased classmates. And then Glenn led us in a discussion talking about pain. Yep. Pain. The pain of boarding and being separated at an early age from parents. The pain and misery of being teased and, yes, bullied. Depression-a silent pain. The huge pain inflicted in those early years by a dorm matron with her hairbrush and other forms of harsh punishment--physical and spiritual pain there. There was a lot of hugging going on after that session. We then gave spouses a chance to say whatever they wanted. So they did. And then we finished up with the last few folks who had not yet given a summary of their lives. An agenda item we didn’t have time to get to was a discussion on “How did your India experience, especially at Woodstock, affect who and what you are today?” At all the breaks and at lunch we would spontaneously break into babu English. Gamble had a couple of Bengali ditties he did. Hilarious. There was much laughter. Lots of hugging. It was, all in all, a good time.
1968 Celebrating their 50th Reunion in Chicago July 2018
Row 1: Ricky Kau, Doug Virgin, Eleanor Miller, Anne Riddle Loan, Miriam Redding Maneevone, Joy Cowart Bouknight, Gwenyth Lewis, June Rodin Michealsen, Sarra Bunce Baraily, Larry King, Kathy Judd. Row 2: George Taylor, David Somers, Sheryl Rash Henderson, Marbeth Johns, Kathy Hess, Ursula Grueber, Carol Evans Alter, Steve Wilkens, Connie Edwards Vitaliti, Mark Blosser, Jim Jantzen, Glenn Conrad, Eldon Gamble, David Harper. Row 3: Steve Van Rooy, Mike Nichols, Ken Blickenstaff, Dudley Younkin, Paul Seefeldt Quadrangle - 27
Class of 1973 — 45 Years
The class of 1973 celebrated their 45-year reunion in both India & Thailand in Sept. A total of 57 people gathered with 33 of those being classmates. Before our reunion Loren Claassen created a Class of 73 WhatsApp chat room which was a wonderful way of recording how we felt about the reunion, being back together and being at WS. Susan Grose Lockett expressed a sentiment shared by all, “I think one of the great things about our reunions is it allows us to be with friends/ company who have a shared history which is understood by us all. I never cease to wonder that at the ripe old age of 62, I am still having to explain my childhood/upbringing to people and have reeled out the same explanation for years!!!! It is good to just be with good friends and not have to explain the past, but enjoy each of you for the richness you bring, and have brought over the years, to my life!” Our WhatsApp chat room also became a vehicle for sharing our reunion with classmates who were unable to join us. Our Class Reunion began with a dinner in Delhi on Monday, September 17th. Loren Claassen
posted, “for those of you who aren’t here, we had a wonderful Banquet at a hotel in Delhi last night and honored the Kohli’s and Bruce Davis for instigating and carrying out this reunion, with beautiful paintings of the mountains behind Kellogg and of Woodstock School. Today we got in two buses and had a fun time chatting together while we travelled from Delhi to Haridwar. Drivers got lost which was part of the fun and had to squeeze the buses through narrow alleys to make it to the Aalia Resort.” Stephen Self, a classmate from Canada then wrote, “thanks Loren for the update, you make us feel like we are there with you guys!” Bruce Davis commented, “what was remarkable about our reunion was that spouses and travel companions quickly found a way to blend into the group and become part of the class. Often spouses feel marginalized at class reunions, but not at ours. I think our 2-day “off-site” gathering at
Above: Bruce David & Rakesh Kohli receiving gift of paintings
Aalia Resort before heading up to Mussoorie was key to this. It gave everyone a chance to get acquainted, play games, swim, laugh, joke and lay a foundation of friendship
Woodstock Class of 1973, 35th Reunion Front L to R: Anjali Trenamen, Rosemary Kuehl, Kimmy Warren, Mary Ina Hooley, Susan Lockett, Rakesh Kohli, Ruth Swygart, Nandita Amin, Tina Wilson, Sunil Dalal, Eli (Liz) Gaskill, Liz Reed 2nd Row: Dale Scott, Tanya Zimmer, Prem Punjabi, Karen Seller, Bruce Davis, Mary Metzler, Loren Claassen, Bonnie Lutz 3rd Row: Ruij Sangkawibha, LeRoy Redding, Varuta Kuptavanich, Dale Coleman, Dan Jacobe 4th Row: Jon Warren, Ed Dubland, Deborah Kenoyer, Van Chirakul, Barry Gilmore 28 - Quadrangle
before arriving in Mussoorie and Woodstock. As Ani Cangul, Barry Gilmore’s wife, wrote, “moon over Delhi. A magical night to end a magical trip. My heartfelt thanks and gratitude to India, to all the gracious, generous sisters and brothers who made this reunion possible, and for the opportunity to meet such a wonderful group of new friends.” As our India reunion ended and we left for a smaller reunion in Thailand or home, Mary Ina posted, “it’s been wonderful following all the reunion activities and travels. Keep the memories fresh. Also, I hope we’ll keep this WhatsApp conversation going.” That hope has been realized, as daily, messages continue to be posted, many of them light-hearted bantering back and forth as in this conversation between Susan Grose Lockett and Rakesh Kohli, “Rakesh, I’ve just flown over Gurgaon on landing at IGI and see you sitting with your feet up on your desk—is this work??!!!!! [Rakesh Replies] Since I have come back from the reunion, I am just lazing around, so that was your plane circling above my office!!!!!” Barry Gilmore summed up the reunion well, as he wrote on Canadian Thanksgiving Day, “lots to be thankful for and especially the wonderful opportunity to travel back to India and meet up with all you amazing people at the reunion.”
Above: Ameeta Alter receiving gift of wall hanging
Attendees - Susan Lockett, Dr Andrew Lockett (staff '82), Rosemary Kuehl, Bruce and Susan Davis, Bonnie Lutz, Varuta Kuptavanich, Prem Punjabi, Ruij Sangkawibha, Margaret Parsadanyan, Diane Jacober, Dale Coleman, Dan Jacober, Van Chiarakul, Rakesh Kohli, Sunil Dalal, Karen Seller, Elizabeth Gaskill, Penny Wilson, Tina Wilson, Ed Dusland, John and Camilla Warren, Nandita Amin, Dan and Mary Ina Hooley, Leroy Redding, Anjali Trenaman, Dale Scott, Patricia and Loren Claarsen, Barry Gilmore and Ani Cangul, Mary Metzler, Ruth Swygart, Elizabeth Reed, Shanti Miller,Tanya Zimmer and Deborah Kenoyer.
Thailand Reunion Front to Back, Left to Right John Cotis, (Tanya’s husband) Tanya Zimmer, Xina Kingshill, Karen Seller, Deborah Kenoyer, Pennie Dubland, Gary Noreen, (Xina’s husband) Margarita Parsadanyan, Ed Dubland, Dale Scott, Donna Banks (Dales’ wife) Below: Randy Cronk
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Class of 1978 â€” Â 40 years
The Reunion was held at the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly near Asheville, North Carolina from 26 July to 1 August 2018. Spouses / partners included, Ross, Neil, Francois, Lisbeth, Willy, Annie, Beth, Rebecca, It was also great to have one daughter, Alysia and one dog, Pax. The class also invited members of WS classes between 1976 and 1980. We were pleased to have several join us including Joy Garrison and her husband Mark, John Grose and Velma Thiessen, Sharrie Getter and her husband Malcolm, George Johns, Anita Luthra, Stan Lehman, James Hackney (who cooked for us all).
Left to Right Front Row: Mark Windsor, Susan Downs, Usha Oza, Janet Gertsch, Babs Eadie, Linda Howard, Reena Trikha, Jim Watts Middle Row: Patty Gillespie, Marjorie Miller, Afshaan Shafi, Cindy Oliver, Nita Singh, Beth Anne Jacober, Kris Schumm Back Row: Paul Krampitz, David Evans, Amal Chaudhuri, Rajeev Malhotra, Paul Mosley, Stuart Gelzer, Andrew Alter, Ted Niehaus, Mark Liechty, Will Foster, Tim Manickam, Greg Wray Inset: Mark Hanna
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Class of 1988 — 30 Years
The class of 1988 met for its 30th reunion at two locations, the larger one coinciding with the WOSA-NA reunion in Chicago, and a smaller group in Mussoorie. Special props to Jim Meyers for attending both! WOSA-NA
The following classmates attended Renu Singh Agarwal, Nipa Bairagi, Olinda Sequeira Belt and her daughter, Ketaki Bhattacharyya, Mark Burke, Mildred Franks and her daughter, Jim Meyer, Eric Nord, Shanaz Padamsee, Chimie Topden Pemba, Imran Sadiqui, Emily Fields Saunders, Arun Sharma, Kris Stark and his wife, Niomi Rana Thapa and Rajeev Thapa ’89 Mussoorie
The reunion started with a few drinks at the Pianoman Jazz Club in Delhi, on July 11th. People trickled in over the next few days, and Sonia Ahluwalia graciously hosted a dinner at her house on the 14th. On the 16th we took the morning Shatabdi to Mussoorie and time melted away as memories and stories rekindled old friendships. It is incredible how the shared experiences of youth serve as the foundation for long-term friendships, no matter how many years may pass in between.
Class of 1988’s 30th reunion at Chicago Front Row: Mildred Franks, Ketaki Bhattacharyya, Shanaz Padamsee, Nipa Bairagi, Kris Stark’s son, Chimie Topden, Renu Singh Agarwal Back Row: Jim Meyer, Mark Burke, Eric Nord, Emily Saunders, Arun Sharma, Kris Stark, Niomi Rana Thapa, Olinda Sequeria and Imran Sadiqui Left: Dinner and drinks at Sonia’s house l-r Ina, Andy, Sumit, Sonia, Rehan Below: Despite the risk, Andy and Rehan boldly go where no man has gone before
We walked around school, marveling at how modern the campus has become, yet how familiar it remains. The hallways running the length of Ridgewood are now enclosed, Alter Ridge is fancy, Midlands is modern and Hostel looks like a country club. And Lover’s Lane is fenced in and under CCTV surveillance. We watched the FIFA finals on a big screen in the dining hall. Ina’s team won. Everyone else’s team lost. The dining hall no longer resembles a military mess. It’s more like a lounge bar with several different types of seating and views. It is very clubby, and very cool. The only thing missing was cocktails. But we had plenty of those later. We had dinner one night at (an upgraded but still familiar) Tavern. The music was too loud. We couldn’t hear ourselves talk. No really, it was too loud. It wasn’t because we’re too old. It was loud. We were all staying at Sister’s Bazaar, and time has stood still there. The views of the Doon Valley on one side, and the snow peaks on the other, remain breathtaking; the smell of dew on the ground in crisp mountain air is as invigorating as always; the sun is still warm and the wind 30 - Quadrangle
is still cold; Anil’s bun-omelettes are delicious; the cows continue to meander about the mountain roads with bells tolling; the graveyard at the top of the hill is tranquil, and beautiful; rhesus
monkeys still look cute but threatening; and donkey shit still smells nastyâ€Ś In short, we had four days of reminiscing, making and rekindling friendships, and wandering about memory lane. Woodstock and Mussoorie are largely unchanged, and we are truly privileged to have been able to call this remark- able place home. Funnily enough, it still feels like home, and we all still feel like close friends.
Above: FIFA at the dining room l-r: Andy, Reena, Ina, Jim, Jyoti, Rehan Right, above: Outside Midlands l-r: Reena, Ina, Jyoti The Class of 88 celebrating its 30th reunion at the Tavern left side, front to back: Reena Dutta, Zafar Sobhan, Andy Malhan, Rehan Abbas Khan right side, front to back: Ina Chaudhury, Jyoti Sadiq, Jim Meyers
Class of 1993 â€” 25 Years
The reunion was attended by Marie Saleem, Amy Seefeldt, Chalro Ralte, Gaurav Arora, Machut Shishaka, Joy Shepherd-Upturru, Dr and Mrs Barton, Swetha Solomon Sukhandan, Porus Thapar, Karuna Tamang and Inni Sattar
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Class of 1998 — 20 Years Class of ’98 Reunion in Mussoorie Attendees: Joshua John, Rochita Plonka, Rachel Flaming, Shailesh Ahuja, Kelli Smith Fleming, Shanit Lal, Simon Kamboj, Anouchka Chatelier, Nikhil Chouguley, Anna Copron Auyueng, Sameer Masarath, Namrata Tamang, Elizabeth Seefeldt and Varun Kapoor
Are you a Lyre Tree Society Member? Join now and leave a legacy for Woodstock. The Lyre Tree Society honours those who have made bequests to benefit Woodstock School. 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. 32 - Quadrangle
Alumni in all countries except USA, interested in making a bequest, please contact: Director of Development Woodstock School Development@woodstock.ac.in 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 email@example.com Friends of Woodstock School is an independent, non–profit 501(c)(3) organization in North America.
Woodstock Hosted Alumni Gatherings Attendees: Veena Advani ’14, Ariane Agnew ’97, Harshit Agrawal ’13, Tanashya Batra ’17, Anh Bui ’17, Lauri Coulter ’81 (Director of Alumni Affairs at Woodstock), Jason Dowman ’98, Simoni Garg ’17, Achi Gerutshang ’13, Aashan Jain ’17, Larry and Tara Kaplan (former staff), Raya Kaplan ’15, Jonah Kaplan ’17, Teva Kaplan ’13, Rehan Khan ’88, Noor Khosla ’17, Devika Kothari ’14, Tenzing Namtse Lama ’13, Jonathan Long (Principal at Woodstock), Nancy Macmillan ’60, Virgil Miedema, Alison Mitchell, Rajan Nanda ’64, Sharon Seto ’79, Lisa Shrestha ’09, Khyati Singh ’15, Hilary Smith ’09, Aditya Todi ’10, Philip Wellons ’60 and Rachel Wyon ’69
2018 th January Boston: 11
Chicago: 13th January 2018
Attendees: Leon Bauman (staff ’86-’89), Lalzirliani Chinzan ’11, Lauri Coulter ’81 (Director Alumni Relations at Woodstock), Bruce Davis ’73, Lucy Dorenfeld ’67, Susan Enright Davis (Spouse), Bruce Feierabend ’70, Mary Girard Feierabend ’76, Patricia Green-Sotos ’72, Gilman Halsted ’72, Samad Hashmi ’14, Jonathan Long (Principal at Woodstock), Virgil Miedema (FWS Board Member), Ritsen Gyaltshen ’14, Rotluangpuii Ralte ’14, David Schoonmaker ’62, Marlin Schoonmaker ’67, Molly Seiders ’87, Salman Siddiqui ’92, Param & Abha Singh (staff ’87-’04), David Wheeler (FWS Staff Member), Bob Whitcomb ’77, David Shastry ’09 and Devika Khosla ’92
uary 2018 u: 13th Jan
Attendees: Tsewang Sadutshang ’13, Priyankar Chand ’12, Tanushree Thapa ’17, Rishikesh Mainali ’00, Mansi Kedia ’14, Satyam Kedia ’16, Rohit Singh ’92, Haider Tangoo ’04, Haroon Tangoo ’06, Nipin Raghubanshu ’05, Varun Kedia ’13, Tenzin Gonsar ’02, Bandana Shrestha ’87, Luniva Shakya ’12, Varun Todi ’06, Prabir Pradhan ’14, Rahul Agrawal ’05, Upasana Shrestha ’15, Eriko Shrestha ’15, Jonathan Mendes ’95, Samyak Udas ’96, Eric Shrestha ’05, Madhav Nautiyal ’14, Ishaan Rijal ’14, Karan Veol ’14, Marcus Shaw ’87 (Director of Admissions at Woodstock) and Monica Roberts (Current Staff)
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uary 2018 : 23rd Febr
Attendees: Aashish Peters ’17, Tanmaye Gupta ’17, Ayaan John ’17, Niranjan Bennet ’17, Jerry Arthur ’11, Ashwin Kumar ’07, Benson Rajan ’07, Tara Menon (Alumni Relations Coordinator at Woodstock), Sruti Arthur ’07 and Elsa Amy (former staff ’09 - ’13)
Bangkok: 3r d February 2018
Attendees: Ajit Wong Khatri ’78, Thaya Phaichokchai ’12, Nutcha Panaspraipong ’14, Pavisa Ketupanya ’12, Maynica Sachdev, Patthamawadee Tongsuk ’15, Jittipoom Hongthong ’00, Maria Asad-Dehghan ’11, Nghia Doan ’09, Bamaejuri Sohkhlet ’13, Rattapong Owasitth ’15, Raveena Manorattanawong ’10, Aman Malhotra ’01, Kasidis Phaichokchai ’16, Arjun Sikand ’00, Maynica Sachdev ’11 and Pisitsak Chatchotikawong ’05, Monica Roberts (Current Staff)
Attendees: Pamela Tshering ’89, Gama Namgyal ’96, Sherub P, Tsokye Tsomo ’03, Sonam Yangchen ’09, Tenzing Dorji ’11, Dugyel Tobgye ’11, Leki Norbu ’98, Chuki Norbu ’10, Jurmey Tobgye ’08, Kezang Dorji ’07, Kinley Zimba Tshering ’07, Garab Dorji Namgyel ’00, Dechen Dukpa ’99, Nawang Dorji ’96, Monica Roberts (Current Staff), Dr Jonathan Long (Principal at Woodstock), Andrew Das (Admissions Coordinator at Woodstock) and Marcus Shaw (Director of Admissions at Woodstock)
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2018 10th March
th July 2018 Boulder: 24
Attendees: Beth Taylor ’67, George Taylor ’68, Willard Muirheid ’68, John Davis ’71, Tin Tin Su ’81, Jane Cummings (Board Member and former staff at Woodstock), Arjun Puri (Director of Development at Woodstock) and Tara Menon (Alumni Relations Coordinator at Woodstock)
New York: 26th July 2018
Attendees: Jonlyn Freeman ’91, Chimie Pemba ’88, Shabnam Merchant ’84, Monisha Sehgal ’93, Gaurav Adhikari ’11, Bill and Dixie Roelof (staff ’70 - ’75), Safia Fatimi ’90, Beth and Jim Styer (staff ’70 - ’73), James Yoo ’09, Kritika Deb ’11, Brad Taylor ’76, Sidhant Seth ’15, Sid Lahiri ’99, Srikar Vadlamani ’93, Avinash Lahiri ’93, Sera Andrugtsang ’18, Remay Pemba ’20, Grace Kim ’06, Sekhar Vadlamani ’93, Arjun Puri (Director of Development at Woodstock) and Tara Menon (Alumni Relations Coordinator at Woodstock)
r 2018 th Septembe Mumbai: 29
Attendees: Anindita John ’97 and Ranjit John (spouse), Dr Sejal Sanghavi and Parag Sanghavi, Kezia Paljor ’16, Madhura Karle ’97 and Kabir Lulla (spouse), Rithambhra Garg ’09 and Chandrakant Agarwal (spouse), Tim Getter ’85 and Eileen Niedermann (spouse), Akash Sharma ’97, Siddharth Matta ’07, Porus Thapar ’07 and Ahladini Thapar (spouse), Rohini Datta ’88, Ashima Rangi ’13, Ruchi Narain ’91, Ashima Narain ’92, Vidur Malhotra ’00, Sharika Sharma ’93, Arjun Puri (Director of Development at Woodstock), Dr Long (Principal at Woodstock), Mrs Sue Long (Head of Learning Support at Woodstock), Marcus Shaw ’87 (Director of Admissions at Woodstock), Monica Roberts (Current Staff) and Andrew Das (Admissions Officer at Woodstock).
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New Delhi: 18th August 2018 Attendees: Rahul Ali ’90, Richie Chauhan ’95, Nivedita Dhammi ’14, Prashansa Dickson ’12, Sunny Gupta ’06, Anah Iqbal ’11, Fayza Iqbal, Priya Kapoor ’97, Diya Kapoor ’97, Kapil Kapoor ’99, Kiran Kapoor ’75, Anshuman Magazine ’83, Neil Magazine ’13, Ajay Mehra ’85, Manav Mehra ’96, Ashok Mittal ’90, Goyal Vikas ’90, Apoorva Shrivastava ’96, Tariqa Tandon ’11, Suheil Tandon ’06, ShreenVaid ’11, Anjali Mathai ’06, Varun Kedia ’13, Amit Grover ’90, Sumana Das Gupta ’85, Atul Datta ’90, Joshua Sailo ’10, Rishabh Bhasin ’10, Rajesh Kohli ’84, Namrata Mohapatra ’14, Vijayata Chauhan (former staff), Krishan Jhalani ’95, Chand Mehra ’83, Digvijay Singh (current parent), Rajendra Singh ’72, Rahul Bhandari ’92, Goyal Prateek ’07, Monica Roberts (Current Staff), Arjun Puri (Director of Development at Woodstock), Jonathan Long (Principal at Woodstock), Sue Long (Head of Learning Support at Woodstock) and Bhavenesh Kumari Patiala ’50
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Other Gatherings st 2018 h: 4th Augu
Attendees: Shadab Parvez ’97, Umaimah Choudhury ’16, MashrurHaque ’16, Alina Kabir ’17, Ayman Kabir ’14, Humaid Juned ’18 and Adnan Chowdhury ’86
Ithaca, NY: 27th July 2018
Attendees: Kapil Gupta ’92, Kris Stark ’88, Shahnaz Padamsee ’88 and Monika Mehta ’87
ber : 21st Septem
Attendees: Lipok Yanger ’00, Lovily ’97, Mrs. & Dr. Barton, Moa Yaden ’92, Niuto Chishi ’95, Ameto Peseyie ’01
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see East Tennes
2018 : 28th April
Attendees: Suzanne Jonas (wife of Robert Bonham), Carol Rugh Green ’60, Judie Shiller Landry ’51, Gail Pilley Harris ’59, Louise Rugh (wife of Jim Rugh) and Lydia Taylor (wife of David Taylor) Standing: Robert Bonham ’59, Jim Green (husband of Carol), Wesley Taylor (son of David & Lydia), David Taylor ’80, James Hackney ’79, Doug Rugh ’69, Jim Rugh ’60
Toronto: 26th January 2018
Attendees: Barb Eadie Ruttle, ’78; Val Virgin, Spouse; Cathy McMullen, Parent; Kathy Coleman York ’66; Shonila Chander, Staff; Promila McMullen ’88; Colette Xaille Owen ’46; Mary Self Skarsten ’69, Neil Ruttle, Spouse; Heather Hilliard ’79; Alan Howard ’81, Staff & Parent; Rosalie Howard, Spouse, Staff & Parent; Mark Schwindt, Spouse; Joy Garrison Schwindt ’78; Pat York, Spouse; Dave Williams, Spouse; Lois Hamilton Williams, ’73; Barb Herman, Staff; Fiona Bercham Crocker ’81; Doug Virgin ’68e 38 - Quadrangle
Worldwide Woodstock Day, October 27, 2018 Arizona
Attendees: Cheryl Beachy Paulovich ’69, Mary Nave Davis ’72, Lorrie Doman-Sheydayi ’87, Mark Baur ’72, Tim Davis, spouse; Edi Francesconi, parent; Jessie Lacy ’65, Oreen Long Eddy ’72, Janet Allen White ’69, Kirby White, spouse; Birdie Matern ’87
s Austin, Texa
Attendees: Jude Samson ’87, David Shastry ’09
Attendees: John Nyce, former staff; Joanne Holtzinger ’55;Tom Holtzinger; Rickey Schrag, spouse; Mary Metzler ’73; Dorothy Yoder Nyce, former staff; Marti Conrad, spouse; Dan Koop Liechty ’83 and former staff; Weldon Friesen ’59; Lu Etta Friesen, spouse; Myron Schrag, former staff; Dan Lind, former staff; Gordon Hosstetler. ’51; Phyllis Hostetler, spouse; Gordon Prieb, spouse; Helen Blosser, parent; Mark Blosser ’68; Debbie Blosser, spouse; Anne Lind, former staff; Abhishek Bhandari ’18; Meghna Das ’17 Quadrangle - 39
a lis, Indian
Attendees: Gaurav Arora ’93, Barbara Burkhalter, spouse; Katharine Lehman Walker, former staff; Camille Morse ’82 & friend, Genevieve Morse ’85, Addie Yoder, former staff; John Burkhalter ’69, Sisi Lance ’84
Attendees: Doug Rugh ’69, Carol Rugh Green ’60, James Hackney ’79, Ketaki Bhattacharyya ’88, Suzanne Jonas, Robert Bonham’s wife; Gail Pilley Harris ’59, Jim Rugh ’60, Robert John Bonham ’59. Missing from the photo: Josh Prentice (Ketaki’s husband behind the camera) and Jim Green (Carol’s husband off stage).
Attendees: Joanne Buckwalter High ’64, Herb High (spouse), Paul Morris ’64, Doug Wilkens ’62, Randy Hunt (spouse), Jeanette Flisher Hunt ’81 and James Kniss ’75
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K London, U
Attendees: Helen Litvinenko ’03, Dev Nalwa ’17, Saryaansh Garg ’17, Ruth Momin ’99 + husband, HIlary Smith ’09, Imtikala Ao ’10, Rahul Gangotri ’94 and Dalia Majumdar Russell ’01
Attendees: Kevin McConeghey ’74; David Border, spouse; Karen Holden ’63; Janice Bauman, spouse; Mary Feierabend Girard ’76; Rachel Nie, haus, daughter; Linda Howard Niehaus ’78; Ted Niehaus ’78; Karen McCray Border ’65, Faith Bauman, parent; Ted Feierabend, parent; Bruce Davis ’73, Sarah Bauman, daughter; Patricia Whitcomb Green-Sotos ’72; Mark Bauman ’75
Attendees: Margaret Hmar ’96, Kirsten Bradby Beavan ’96, Marcus Shaw ’87 (current staff) and Fabi Shaw (current staff), Rochita Plonka ’98 and Andrzej Plonka (current staff), Fali Kapadia ’75, Mary Ina Hooley ’73, Faisal Ali ’79, Darab Nagarwalla ’80 (current staff) and Nazneen Nagarwalla (current staff), Ajay Mark ’71 (current staff) and Sanjaya Mark (current staff), Namdol Chophel ’03, Saroj Kapadia (former staff ’54-’92), Don Hooley (former staff ’88-’90), Susan Datt (current staff) and her husband Chitranjan, Mrs Chophel (former staff ’74-’17) and Mr Chophel (former staff ’89’17), Monica Roberts (current staff) and Eric Roberts (current staff) Quadrangle - 41
New York, NY
Attendees: Coleman Thomas ’12, Barbara and Jeffrey Thomas, former staff; Camilla Bates ’83
Attendees: Aruna Masih ’90 and her mother Catherine Masih, Nicole Young ’12, Joy Rice Gray ’63, Tim Manickam ’78, Sarah Rice ’67, David Warner ’73, and Dorrie Wysham (former parent)
Santa Cruz, CA
Attendees: Esther Jantzen ’63, Anna Friesen (spouse), Delbert Friesen ’65; Allan Kieslar ’65, Carol Kieslar (spouse), Jan Chaffee (spouse), Paul Chaffee ’63
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Attendees: Tandin Namgyel ’02, Gama Namgyel ’96, Kesang Wangchuk ’07, Chuki Norbu ’16, Chholay Dorji ’09, Pasa Ugyel ’09, Garab Namgyel ’00, Kelzang Dema ’18, Pema Lhugyel ’18, Palden Tshering ’91, Jigme Tshering ’03, Khandu Dorji ’97, Tshering Euden ’06, Tshering Yangden ’06, Jurmey Tobgye ’08, Chukie Dorji ’98, Eutha Karchung ’00, Dechhen Perden ’00, Sonam Jattu ’11, Yoesar Gyaltshen ’11, Kinley Tshering ’07, Rignor Wangchuk ’12 and Tsokye Karchung ’03
Attendees: Cathy McMullen, parent; Violet Sherring, parent; Barbara Herman, former staff; Maeve Wakita ’17, Mary Self Skarsten ’69, Shonila Chander, former staff; Val Virgin, spouse; Jane Gorman ’72, Ajit Sherring ’89 with son Rohan, Shamni Bangah Sherring ’89, Alan Howard ’81, former staff and parent; Rosalie Howard, former staff and parent; Sunil Kumar, parent; Heather Hilliard ’79, Anil McMullen ’93, Fiona Bercham Crocker ’81, Sabine Tamblay, friend; Sasha Kenny ’14, Gord Flanagan, spouse; Rohan Kumar ’14, Promila McMullen-Ghuman ’88, Douglas Virgin ’68 Quadrangle - 43
Woodstock Annual Fund for Excellence 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com Friends of Woodstock School (FWS), is an independent 501(c)(3) organization that supports Woodstock’s mission and vision.
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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