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                           W HI T FIELD 2 010 Ta k Es FLIgH T

                    I     n July 2006, school leaders began
                          efforts on a $10 million campaign:
                          Whitfield 2010. For the first
time in Whitfield’s history, building the Endowment Fund is
                                                                     Whitfield’s history and meteoric rise to a position of strength and
                                                                     renown in St. Louis is nothing short of a miraculous success story.

                                                                     Twenty years ago, Whitfield was still a very small private school
the primary focus of a campaign. In addition to $7 M                          as it had been since its founding. Most of the buildings
for the Endowment, a $3M capital component will                                    and facilities we know and enjoy today did not
provide for renovations to the existing baseball                                      exist. Nevertheless, the School became an early
field, facility upkeep and campus enhancements.                                         leader in educational reform and redesign.
In a ‘quiet phase’ over the last 18 months, the                                           As in the early days, Whitfield’s students
School has received over $2.5 million in gifts                                             remained at the center of these innovations.
and pledges for Whitfield 2010. This                                                       Throughout the 1980’s and 90’s,
initial amount reflects the generosity of fewer                                            Whitfield carried out nearly continual
than 30 families, corporations and foundations.                                            building campaigns. Between the
Walk across Whitfield School’s campus, stroll                                             expansions and meeting the annual budget,
through the hallways, look into our classrooms or                                       the Endowment – the permanent ‘savings
listen to Whitfield students and you will know that                                    account’ that underlies any strong and
Whitfield is an exceptional school in so many ways.                                  successful school – only received attention from
                                                                                  a handful of visionary benefactors. By the end of the
From the engaging manner in which we teach and learn,                        millennium, after nearly 50 years of operation, Whitfield
to the trust and respect that is fostered throughout the             had less than $1 million in its Endowment.
community, to the outstanding character students develop
as they make the choices to “be nice and do the right thing,”        This rapid expansion culminated with the Our FOunders |
Whitfield students receive more than an education; they are          Our Families | Our F uture campaign of 2000 to 2003, focused
preparing for college success and, more importantly, life success.   on enhancing the School’s campus with significant improvements
                                                                     including the addition of Woods Hall, Schmitter Gallery,
                                                                                                        Whitfield 2010 cont. on p. 16
                                                                                                                                             WHITFIELD SCHOOL
                                                                                                                                             MISSION STATEMENT
                                                                                                                                     Whitfield School is a small, college-pre-
                                                                                                                                    paratory learning community that fosters
                                                                                                                                       excellent habits of mind, productive

We ’ v e C o m e a L o n g Way
                                                                                                                                                                                                  is!
                                                                                                                                     social skills, and personal integrity in an
                                                                                                                                   innovative, student-centered environment.




                                                                                                                                                                                        Ca tch th
                                                                                                                                             Our core values are:
    I recently met a 1986 Whitfield graduate and her husband        While our fundraising efforts                                        Success of every student in
                                                                                                                                    academics, arts, activities and athletics.
    in the front hall of the School. They were taking their         are vital to our continued
    admission tour with their sixth grade daughter who is a         success (see cover story),                                          Ethical behavior of the members



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    prospective student for next year. My brief conversation        supporting the School takes                                                of our community.                               n July 15, 2007, Whitfield
    with the couple got me thinking about Whitfield alumni.         on many different looks                                               Intellectual, ethnic, religious                       sophomore Jonathan Rothman
    We are at an exciting and important time in the life of the     and forms that often do                                                    and social diversity.                            participated in the 2007 District 10 “AA”
    School in terms of developing future leaders from our           not include money. Most                                                                                                    All Star Game in the Heine Meine Athletic
                                                                                                                                          Individual and collaborative
    alumni ranks.                                                   important to me is that we                                                                                                Association. Coaches from 13 American Legion teams voted and
                                                                                                                                         engagement and achievement.
                                                                    have loyal and supportive graduates who stay involved                                                                   selected Jonathan as starting catcher. Jonathan earned this honor
    Most independent schools draw heavily from their                and look back on their years at Whitfield with great                 Learning as a lifelong process.            after completing his first season with the Brentwood American Legion team.
    graduating classes as they look for future trustees and         pride. The number of our graduates who keep in touch
    school leaders. At these schools, the next generation           continues to grow, as you can tell from the Alumni Notes                                                                                  During this season, Jonathan had 58 at bats,
                                                                                                                                      BOARD OF TRUSTEES, 2007-2008                                            scored 11 runs, had 20 hits, 15 RBI’s, one
    of students is often comprised of many legacy children.         section of each issue of Insights.
    This is not yet the case at Whitfield School, however.                                                                                Scott B. McCuaig (Chairman),                                        homerun, five walks and one stolen base. His
                                                                    The 2007-2008 school year marks the fourth year for                Suzie K. Andrews (Vice Chairman),                                      overall batting average was .356, his slugging
    Whitfield’s growth over the past 20 years has created           Insights. You will notice the size of this publication                Wayne L. Smith II (Treasure) ,                                      percentage was .500 and his on-base percentage
    an alumni base that is generally quite young. In fact,                                                                              Philip B. Cady Jr. ’70 (Secretary),
                                                                    is different and we’ve begun printing in color. Much            Anne Chao, Gerri Clifton, John W. Eaves,
                                                                                                                                                                                                              was .394
    of the School’s 1,200 graduates, 70% have graduated             like Whitfield School, Insights continues to improve           Janice Grant, Randy Green, Mary B. Howe,
    since 1990 and 43% of our alumni graduated since                    and grow with time, while maintaining the spirit                 Mike Hughes , Donald A. Jubel,                                       “Jonathan is a really great kid,” said Coach
    2000. As a result, we are literally learning what         1950’s of our community.                                                  Sally B. Key ’73, Mark H. Krieger,                                    Charlie Pilz of the Brentwood American Legion
                                                                                                  1950's
    it means to meet the needs of our alumni as we           1%                                                                       Edward L. Monser, Thomas W. Neary,                                      Team. “He had an excellent season, and I think
    continue to make our current students our                                In this issue, I had the opportunity to                       Beth Bradbury Pollnow ’90,                                         he is the best catcher in the league.”
                                                                                                                                     Steven C. Roberts, Susie von Gontard,
    number one priority. And we are doing               1960’s                   craft the cover story discussing the
                                                                                                  1960's
                                                                                                                                                Jeffrey O. Woodard
    this in a number of ways.                             8%                       Whitfield 2010 campaign.
                                                                                     I wanted to write this piece because                     Bruno B. Schmitter
       • The addition of Casey Jolley ’03       1970’s                                            1970's                                  (Honorary Lifetime Member)
                                                 12%                                   I am passionate about the future of
       to our advancement department                                                    the School. I believe in the talent of            Mark J. Anderson (Ex-officio)
                                                                       2000’s



                                                                                                                                                                                   (&=MuGsiÕcalÊ=o=Lx[T=C=_=G=.
       as alumni relations and special                                                  our faculty and staff, the pride and
                                               1980’s                   43%                       1980's
       events coordinator has brought                                                   potential of our alumni and, especially,         CONTRIBUTORS to INSIGHTS:
                                                 9%

                                                                                                                                                                                    Musical
       excitement and energy to the                                                     the future of our students. This new              Mark J. Anderson, President
       office. As a Whitfield graduate,                1990’s                          campaign 1990's
                                                                                                  will help us ensure the              Laura J. Boeker, Communications


                                                                                                                                                                                                                     chairs
       Casey shares an alumna’s passion                 26%                          future success and sustainability                             Coordinator
       for the experience and very much                                            of our community.                                      Kelly Edwards, Annual Fund
       wants to lay the foundation for success                                                   2000's                                     and Auction Coordinator



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       of future generations.                                                   While I’m excited to share the news of our                Nils Hinshaw, Photographer
                                                                                                                                                                                                hitfield junior Andy Leach
                                                                                                                                     Melissa Irvin, Publications Coordinator
                                                                                endowment plans and fundraising success,                   Gene Krebs, Photographer                             recently auditioned for and was
       • The addition of several younger                 ALUMNI By DECADE
                                                                                the real stars of this issue of Insights and         Becky Marsh, Director of Advancement                       placed as a 3rd chair violist with
       alumni to the President’s Advisory                                       of Whitfield School continue to be our                 Ed White, Advancement Associate              the Young People’s Symphonic Orchestra
       Council. This group meets twice a year                      students and teachers. Everything we do comes back to                                                            (YPSO), the most advanced of the ensembles
       with me to discuss the School’s strategic goals.            our mission of preparing young people in our supportive,                 Questions or comments
                                                                                                                                                                                    offered by the Community Music School of
       Having input from a select group of alumni will                                                                                      should be addressed to:
                                                                   innovative and engaging community.                                                                               Webster University. This ensemble prepares
       widen the leadership net.                                                                                                              Laura Boeker, Editor,
                                                                                                                                       laura.boeker@whitfieldschool.org             students for the next level - the St. Louis
                                                                   With our alumni, we look back at our School’s history
       • An increased focus of an active alumni council.                                                                                         Whitfield School                   Symphony Youth Orchestra at Powell Hall.
                                                                   with pride. We celebrate the growth and success of our                    175 South Mason Road
       With more and more graduates willing and ready                                                                                                                               Many of the students involved at this level of
                                                                   current students. And we look forward, with all members                  St. Louis, Missouri 63141
       to participate, the School is working hard to give                                                                                                                           playing attend college as music majors and
                                                                   of the school community, with great hope for an even                           314-434-5141
       our alumni what they want and need. From service                                                                                                                             ultimately become professional musicians.
                                                                   brighter future for Whitfield School.
       opportunities, to career advice, to social outlets,                                                                              Visit Whitfield School’s Web site:          This program is one of the most advanced in
       Whitfield wants its graduates to know that the              I hope you enjoy this issue of Insights.                                 www.whitfieldschool.org                 the country and is extremely competitive.
       experience doesn’t conclude with graduation.
                                                                                                                                        Whitfield School is an independent,         Andy, who has been playing both the viola
                                                                                                                                        coeducational, college-preparatory          and the violin since the 3rd grade, gets up most mornings at 6 a.m. to
    Notice I have not made mention of development,                  All the best,
                                                                                                                                   day school for grades 6–12. Whitfield seeks      practice and studies weekly with Marc Thayer of the St. Louis Symphony.
    fundraising, giving, etc. thus far in this letter. Many                                                                                 to maintain a student body
    alumni may think that “involvement” is only about the                                                                               diverse in geographic, economic,            Andy’s parents, Elaine and Mark Leach, say, “Andy has worked very hard
    almighty dollar and that fundraising is what the School is                                                                           racial and religious backgrounds.
                                                                                                                                       It does not discriminate on the basis        and consistently over the past eight years and we’re very proud of him!”
    really after when we invite our graduates back to the fold.
                                                                                                                                    of race, religion or color in administering
                                                                                                                                   its academic policies, admissions policies,
                                                                                                                                     athletic policies, financial aid program
2                                                                                                                                             or other school activities.                                                                                        3
    the F e L L o w ShIp
                                                       d e f i n i t e ly F I R S T C L A S S                                     R iding to Victor y
    of the k L I n g                                   L    ast year, Whitfield students poured over



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                                                            the pages of the Iliad, Whitfield’s yearbook.
                                                                                                                                               hitfield senior Hanna         of the competition required


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                                             enSTeIn
                                             enSTeIn
                hit field       Pr e si d e nt         Titled “Whitfield Defined,” the book captured
                                                                                                                                               Botney edged out a field      the riders to follow verbal
                Mark Anderson was                      the events of the 2006-2007 school year while
                                                                                                                                               of 13 tough competitors       commands from the
                recently      awarded        a         defining the many facets of the school.
                                                                                                                                  for the win in the Region 5 Maclay         judges changing pace,
    Klingenstein Visiting Fellowship by the            In recognition of an excellent publication,                                Equitation Finals at the St Louis          gait and direction using
    Klingenstein Center for Independent                “Whitfield Defined” earned a First Class                                   National Charity Horse Show. Top           imperceptible cues from
    School Education at Teachers                       honor rating from the National Scholastic Press                            junior riders from 10 states competed      rider to horse. Though
    College, Columbia University.                      Association (NSPA). Since 1927, NSPA’s competition has been                all year long to earn the right to ride    the field of competitors
    Selected from a talented pool of                   considered by many to be student journalism’s highest honor.               in this prestigious equestrian event.      was very strong, the
    national and international applicants,             All NSPA yearbook members are eligible to compete in their                 Hanna, along with the other winners        judges decided they had
    Anderson joins a distinguished                     respective national Pacemaker competitions, which are                      from around the country, advanced          a clear winner and waived
    group of more than 150 school heads who            judged based upon writing/editing, design, content, concept,               to the national finals in Syracuse, N.Y.   the need for a work-off.
    have participated in the Klingenstein              photography, art and graphics.                                                                                        Hanna was awarded the
    program. The program will run from                                                                                            Just a week before the competition,        Championship ribbon
    Sunday, January 20 through Saturday,               Tess DeLean ’07 was editor-in-chief of the yearbook and                    Hanna was unsure if she would be           and led the victory gallop
    February 2, 2008.                                  Meghan O’Brien ’07 was the design editor of the book. The                  able to compete as she had sold her        around the arena to the                   including one Saturday morning.
                                                       only other rating that is higher than First Class is “All American.”       equitation horse earlier in the year.      cheers of the hometown crowd of
    Anderson will spend two weeks at                                                                                                                                                                                   She then had to arrive here and
                                                                                                                                  Luckily, a trainer from Florida offered    more than one thousand spectators.
    Columbia University, thus relinquish -                                                                                                                                                                             totally refocus for this very major
                                                       On the net: http://www.studentpress.org/nspa/index.html                    one of his horses for the competition.
    ing his school responsibilities during                                                                                                                                                                             event in her life.”
                                                                                                                                  Her mount arrived Monday, leaving          “Hanna was on her best game
    that period and participating in classes                                                                                      her just four days to become one           last night,” said her trainer Susan       Winning the Maclay Regionals is
    and planned activities that comprise                                                                                          with the animal and make it look           Baginski in an interview with Phelps      a dream come true for Hanna who
    the program, including various evening                                                                                        like they had been a team all year         Equestrian Sports Network. “I’m not       has been riding since age 4. She has

                                                                                  en pointe
    cultural events.                                                                                                              long. Between homework and field           only proud of Hanna, I’m especially       placed in the ribbons in National
                                                                                                                                  hockey, Hanna was riding under the         happy for her. I’ve trained Hanna         finals in Washington D.C. and
    The Klingenstein Visiting Fellowship
                                                                                                                                  stars Friday night in order to be ready    for several years and she works           Pennsylvania each year since 2001,
    gathers up to 20 heads of school from
                                                                                                                                  for the big event.                         extremely hard and has made many          but this victory in St Louis will be one
    across the world for two weeks of intensive
    study and reflection among professional
    peers. Starting in late January, the Visiting
                                                                                  W       hitfield junior Neta Johnson, a first
                                                                                          company member of Alexandra
                                                                                  Ballet, was recently named the recipient
                                                                                                                                  And ready she was. Hanna deftly
                                                                                                                                                                             sacrifices. Juggling riding, school and
                                                                                                                                                                             another major sport is not easy. She’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       that Hanna will remember forever.
                                                                                                                                  negotiated a very challenging course       a varsity field hockey player and         Special thanks to Kathy Botney for
    Fellows examine educational issues                                            of the Dance Theatre of Harlem 2007             of 14 jumps with incredible accuracy                                                 supplying the above article.
                                                                                                                                                                             actually had three games this week
    and policies, drawing on an extensive                                         Image Award. This award is presented to         and smoothness. The second phase
    reading list and a variety of prominent                                       a dancer who exemplifies the core values
    speakers. Seminars and colloquia address                                      of discipline, dedication and execution.
    current issues confronting independent

                                                                                                                                   Summertime Service
    school educators.                                                            Neta received a scholarship to attend
                                                                                 DTH’s 2007 Masters and Mentors
    Fellows also focus on one important                Summer Intensive Program last summer, after catching the eye
    issue that they have brought with them             of Endalyn Taylor, DTH’s school director, when she participated
    concerning their home schools. Anderson’s
    topic is “21st Century Schools.”
                                                       in the Regional Dance America’s National Festival with Alexandra
                                                       Ballet last April.
                                                                                                                                  A     s an active member of the Missouri State Society of the Children of the
                                                                                                                                        American Revolution (M.S.S.C.A.R), Liadan Gunter ’09 spent part of her
                                                                                                                                  summer traveling to Indiana and Kentucky on the Children of the American
    Prior to assuming the role of president            Neta traveled to New York City last July, where she participated           Revolution (CAR) regional tour. Liadan, who was elected president of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Liadan and Ciara along with
    of Whitfield School in June 2004, Anderson         in a comprehensive six week course of study in several forms of            the Missouri State Chapter of the Children of the American Revolution on               Mackenzie Scully ’08 deliver school
    taught in the Liberty public schools in Kansas     dance, with a focus on Classical Ballet. She was introduced to a           March 11, 2007, has been working on a state project to raise money for the           supplies in Playa Junquillal, Costa Rica.

    City. He has since held a range of positions       number of dance luminaries, including Arthur Mitchell, founder             Make-A-Wish Foundation. She recently raised over $1,800 and presented
    at Whitfield including dean of faculty, dean       and artistic director of DTH. In addition, Neta performed at the           the first $1,000 check to the Make-A-Wish foundation.
    of students, English department faculty            Annual Summer Street Festival in New York City at the conclusion           Liadan and her sister, Ciara ’11, also had the opportunity to visit their grandmother’s
    member, admissions associate and director          of the Summer Intensive.                                                   Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) chapter in West Virginia where they spoke.
    of summer camps. He holds a Master                                                                                            Liadan then presided over the Missouri State CAR Workshop here in St. Louis where she
    of Arts degree in administration (K-12)            Neta has studied dance for seven years at Alexandra School
                                                       of Ballet, the official school of Alexandra Ballet. Neta is performing     rolled out the programs for the year. As part of a Kids Helping Kids theme, they collected toys
    from Maryville University and a Bachelor                                                                                      to present to children in a Kansas City shelter together with the Missouri State Sons of the
    of Science degree in education from the            featured roles in Alexandra Ballet’s 2007 - 2008 season, including                                                                                                                 Liadan presents a check
                                                       “The Nutcracker” and the charming, comedic full-length                     American Revolution (SAR) Women’s Auxiliary. In addition, Liadan delivered get well cards
    University of Missouri - Columbia.                                                                                                                                                                                                      to the Make-A-Wish
                                                       ballet, “Coppelia.”                                                                                                                                                                      Foundation.
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                                                                                                                                 The 9th graders receive a lesson from Patrick McNulty about the Giant Dogwood
                                                                                                                                 in front of the Barnes & Cole Alumni House.

                                                      A Night at the Museum
                                                      in Modern World history

                                                      S
                                                              eniors in Advanced Seminar in Modern World History recently
                                                              created the “Museum of King Leopold’s Congo.” They worked
                                                              on this project while reading the book “King Leopold’s Ghost,”
                                                      by Adam Hochschild, which is an eye-opening history about King
                                                      Leopold II, King of the Belgians, who took over the Congo as his

            Scratching                                personal colony and tried to reap as much profit from the Congo
                                                      as he could during his rule from 1885-1908. Hochschild’s book

            the Surface                               documents the atrocities that happened in
                                                      the Congo as a result of Leopold’s imperial
                                                      rule, largely related to forcing laborers in
                                                      the Congo to work to extract rubber. In
                                                      addition to Leopold, Hochschild documents
                                                      the explorers and activists who wrote about
                                                                                                                                K nowing Nature
                                                                                                                                T
                                                      the atrocities they saw in the Congo, and he                                       he ninth grade biology               the School’s grounds and split the         before returning to the classroom
                                                      discusses why this history is not well-known.                                      classes recently assisted            area into five main sections: the          where they researched one of the
                                                                                                                                         Whitfield School is applying         alumni garden in front of the Barnes       trees on the internet and gathered
                                                      The motivation behind this project was to                                 for the Arbor Award of Excellence,            & Cole Alumni House, the parking           information about it. They then
                                                      have the seniors engage with a topic from                                 which is given each year through the          lot/north side, the teacher lot/west       wrote a paragraph about the trees,
                                                      the book and explore it more deeply and                                   state’s conservation department. In           side of the school, the Butterfly          why they are important at Whitfield
                                                      creatively present to the eighth graders                                  order to make the nomination more             Garden on the south side, and the          and about the care and maintenance
         S   tudents in the sixth grade
             recently took a trip through
         geologic time and learned how
                                                      what they learned. The presentations were very
                                                      creative, ranging from songs, poetry, PowerPoint presentations
                                                                                                                                meaningful, the students, rather
                                                                                                                                than Whitfield’s administration, were
                                                                                                                                                                              front of the School itself. Each of Ms.
                                                                                                                                                                              Malench’s five classes toured one
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         being done at the School.

                                                      with music and images, a radio interview, a mock interview, “living       asked to write the award proposal.            area and Patrick gave a lesson about       Ms. Malench was able to compile
         rock layers hold the secrets to                                                                                                                                                                                 13 pages of the students’ writing
                                                      history” where students became a historical figure, a play on the royal                                                 the area including an explanation
         the Earth’s past! These rock                                                                                           In preparation of the project, Patrick                                                   in an award proposal, which she
                                                      family’s drama, as well as lots of tea-stained documents that appeared                                                  of the trees and plants in that area,
         layers contain a record of plants                                                                                      McNulty, Whitfield’s landscaper                                                          submitted for the state. The class
                                                      to be aged, primary sources and newspaper articles.                                                                     why they are planted there, how
         and animals that existed long                                                                                          and owner of Houlihan Gardens,                                                           hopes to learn the results of the
                                                                                                                                                                              they are being cared for, etc. During
         ago. The students learned how                                                                                          along with ninth grade biology                                                           award in January.
                                                                                                                                                                              the tour, the students took notes
         these layers were formed and                                                                                           teacher Lauren Malench, surveyed
         what caused certain things
         to become fossils. To better
         understand the work of pale-
         ontologists, students worked in                  Grades Gone                       Digital !
         small groups to dig up remains
         of three types of dinosaurs.
                                                                     Instead of receiving their student’s grades for                A decent Proposal                                                  Solenoid
                                                                                                                                                                                                             .
                                                                                                                                                                                                  ( sō-lə- no id, sä-)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Summertime cont. from p. 5

                                                           A+        the first interim grading period of the second                                                                                                            to the St. Louis Children’s

                                                                                                                                    A
         Using small hammers, chisels and                                                                                                ccelerated Physics 12 students were                                                   Hospital, which were made
         brushes, students painstakingly
                                                                     quarter in the mail, parents learned that Whitfield                                                                         A solenoid usually
                                                                     is fully embracing the power of technology to                       recently given a task: work in pairs to create          consists of a tube            during a workshop at the
         picked at the different rock layers                                                                                        a hypothetical problem in actual solenoids
                                                                   communicate this information electronically. As                                                                               of wire with a met-           Great Plains Regional Meeting
         to unearth the remains of small
                                                          announced by Principal Ruth Greathouse, all interim reports,              currently used in important equipment in today’s             al plunger placed             in Hannibal, Mo.
         dinosaur replicas.
                                                          honor roll recognition for interim grades and greenslips will             industry. Based on previous labs and lessons,                in the middle of
                                                                                                                                    each group then wrote a proposal describing                  the tube. When                Liadan and Ciara along
                                                          now be distributed through e-mail to all Whitfield School
                                                                                                                                    why this particular equipment should be given a              electrical   current          with Mackenzie Scully ’08
                                                          parent accounts. These changes will enable families to receive
                                                          both interim grades and greenslips sooner than was possible by            grant for research, which would in turn be used              is added to the               also delivered school supplies
         Do you have a story iDea for                                                                                                                                                            wire tube, an elec-           and backpacks to a small
                                                          postal delivery. Formal report cards, comments and conference             to improve or repair the equipment.
        an upcoming issue of insights?                                                                                                                                                           tromagnetic field is          rural school in Playa Junquillal,
                                                          reports will continue to be distributed at conferences and in
       We’d like to hear it! To submit your story                                                                                   From this written proposal, the students were                created inside the            Costa Rica and helped make
                                                          June, a year-end report card will be mailed home.
     ideas, contact Insights Editor Laura Boeker at                                                                                 asked to create a presentation to educate a panel            tube. This field can          masks for a community
    laura.boeker@whitfieldschool.org, 314-415-1251        All Whitfield families have a Whitfield School e-mail account.            of judges about solenoids, necessary research,               be controlled to af-          festival to promote
        (phone), 314-434-6193 (fax) or mail to:                                                                                     and the scientific process involved in obtaining             fect the movement             turtle conservation.
                                                          For assistance in logging into this account through the School’s
                 Insights newsletter                                                                                                a grant. Several Whitfield teachers volunteered              of the metal plunger
                                                          Web site to check e-mail or in forwarding e-mail to an account
                  c/o Whitfield School                                                                                              their planning time to sit on the fictitious panel           inside the solenoid
                                                          that is checked more regularly, contact our technology
                                                                                                                                    to judge these students and award grants.                    tube.
                175 South Mason Road                      department at 314.434.5141, or at helpdesk@whitfieldschool.org.
                  St. Louis, MO 63141



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                                                                                                                                                              A Sobering Lesson
                      Back to School A¯Glow ¯Go                                                                                                               O      n Friday, November 9,             youths under age 18 were



                      O
                                                                                                                                                                     The Century Council brought       arrested for driving under the
                                 n Friday, August 17, Whitfield                                               The evening was a family affair, and
                                                                                                                                                              a life-saving lesson about the           influence and 2,842 youths
                                 School hosted an evening to                                                  students and their families were
                                                                                                                                                              dangers of drunk driving and             were arrested for liquor law            From left to right: Philip Lux ’10, Donn Lux,
                                 remember as hot air balloons were                                            entertained by balloon sculptors and                                                                                             Brandon Silveria, Michele Lux, Tony Silveria
                                                                                                                                                              underage drinking to students of         violations (UCR 2006). We
                      inflated at dusk on the Whitfield athletic                                              temporary tattoo artists while enjoying                                                                                           This program was made possible by Donn
                                                                                                                                                              Whitfield School. Brandon Silveria       must do more to keep the                and Michele Lux who sponsored the event.
                      fields at Glowfest, the school’s traditional                                            cotton candy, snow cones and carnival
                                                                                                                                                              and his father, Tony, spoke to           teens of Missouri safe and
                      welcome-back-to-school party. With record                                               fare. Many were also excited to welcome
                                                                                                                                                              students about the importance of         alcohol-free. Our goal with
                      attendance and exceptional weather,                                                     back the Lion’s Choice® Restaurant-on-                                                                                                 Brandon was so badly injured
                                                                                                                                                              “making the right choice” about          this presentation is to raise awareness
                      students, parents, faculty and friends                                                  Wheels, a self-contained kitchen trailer.                                                                                              that basic motor functions such as
                                                                                                                                                              alcohol – and if students are under      about this serious problem, and by
                      gathered at Whitfield for a picnic dinner                                               The evening continued past sunset as                                                                                                   walking, talking and swallowing
                                                                                                                                                              the age of 21, the only responsible      doing so, save lives in Missouri. I’m
                      followed by an evening of entertainment.                                                guests witnessed the inflation of glowing                                                                                              had to be re-learned. He has
                                                                                                                                                              decision is not to drink. Brandon is     pleased we were invited to Whitfield
                      Whitfield families were also introduced to                                              hot air balloons. Many were also treated                                                                                               permanent brain injury and suffers
                                                                                                                                                              a young man who was involved in          School today, and I am hopeful
                      Whitfield’s newly redesigned Web site.                                                  to tethered balloon rides.                                                                                                             from dangerous seizures. Brandon’s
                                                                                                                                                              an alcohol-related crash at age 17       that Brandon and Tony’s words will
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     presentations continue to receive
                                                                                                                                                              just before his high school prom.        resonate with the students.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     standing ovations from students
                                                                                                                                                              The Century Council is a national
                                                                                                                                                                                                       During the presentation, Brandon              across the country.
                                                                                                                                                              not-for-profit organization funded by
                                                                                                                                                              distillers dedicated to fighting drunk   Silveria told students his wrenching
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     “What you become depends on the
                                                                                                                                                                                                       story of how, as a high school
                                                             E     ach year, Whitfield students,     performance, the grade-level                             driving and underage drinking.                                                         choices that you make,” said Brandon.
    Spirit Soars as high as the flames




                                                                                                                                                                                                       student, he had everything a teenager
                                                                   families, friends, alumni,        lip syncs took center stage.                                                                                                                    “When I was 17, I had a job and a
                                                                                                                                                              “The most recent statistics available    could want—a job, a girlfriend and
                                                              faculty and staff spend time on        The Masters of Ceremonies,                                                                                                                      girlfriend. Because of my crash, I lost
                                                                                                                                                              show that in 2006 there were 500         plans for the future—until he had a
                                                              campus experiencing the magic          Jay Gard ’08 and Jayce Reece ’08,                                                                                                               both of them. My hope is that by
                                                                                                                                                              alcohol-related traffic fatalities in    few drinks at a party and chose to
                                                              of Homecoming. For those couple        encouraged cheering from the                                                                                                                    sharing my experiences with other
                                                                                                                                                              Missouri, 98 of these deaths were        drive home. After falling asleep at
                                                              of days before the Homecoming          crowd as each class showcased                                                                                                                   young people, I can prevent others
                                                                                                                                                              among youth under 21 (NHTSA              the wheel, crossing the centerline
                                                              celebration, our community             their talents while entertaining                                                                                                                from being hurt or killed.”
                                                                                                                                                              2006). One death is one too many,”       and crashing into a tree, he was
                                                              comes together to show a surge         those in attendance.
                                                                                                                                                              said Shannon Adams of The Century        left in a coma for three months and
                                                              of Whitfield spirit that carries the
                                                              school through the remainder           Finally, students carried lit torches                    Council. “Also in Missouri, 655          spent several years in rehabilitation.              Sobering Lesson cont. on p. 10
                                                              of the year. Homecoming is so          in a glowing procession from the
                                         powerful because it speaks to our senses. The cool          School to the baseball field to light
                                         air, the smell of barbecue, the cheering fans and the       the bonfire, a spectacular site for
                                         lighting of the traditional Bonfire.                        all to see.                                              W e’Re NOt iN K ANSAS AN Y MORe!                                                     ability to donate online. Plus,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   coming this January, alumni will
                                         This year, students geared up for Bonfire with Spirit       The Homecoming festivities                               Insights in Color, a New Web site and    exciting and colorful changes this          have the ability to login to the new
                                         Week, which prepares the community for a variety of         continued on Saturday with                               Laptops for all, oh my!                  year! First, we’ve recently converted       alumni portal!
                                         weekend sporting events. Throughout Spirit Week,            sporting events in varsity field                                                                  Insights from black and white to
                                         classes compete for spirit points, which are awarded        hockey, volleyball, soccer and                           The opening scenes from the movie        full color to better showcase our           Finally, at the beginning of the
                                         based on various activities and events including            cross country creating a fury of                         “The Wizard of Oz” are of black and      exceptional students, faculty, staff        2007-2008 school year, the rollout
                                         spirit and respect during assemblies, attending spirit      school spirit. Many alumni visited                       white composition, meant to portray      and families. Plus, we’ve adapted its       of Whitfield’s 1:1 student computing
                                         games, participation in dress-up days, the effort each      Whitfield and participated in the                        a mundane Kansas town in which           size and format, but we will continue       program continued as the 6th, 7th
                                         class puts into decorating their section of Woods Hall      fifth Annual Alumni Soccer Game                          a girl named Dorothy lives. But one      to provide the same exciting content        and 8th grades were given laptops.
                                         and class lip syncs.                                                       and Barbecue. The                         day after a destructive tornado hits     for our families.                           Students in the lower school joined
                                                                                                                     alumni game                              their farm, she and her                                                              the 9th through 12th graders, which
                                         On Friday, September 29,                                                     brought many former students and        dog, Toto, are taken to a                            Secondly, we launched           have already been working with
                                         Whitfield’s Homecoming                                                      their families back to campus to catch   magical land filled with                             a new Web site. It is           laptops, to complete the rollout of
                                         celebration began in                                                       up with friends, coaches and faculty.     vibrant color, the land of                           user-friendly, interactive      our 1:1 student computing program.
                                         the early evening with a                                                                                             Oz. Suddenly, Dorothy                                and has a new dynamic           Grade level teams wrote and
                                         pep rally and picnic dinner                                              Homecoming weekend came to a close          looks around at this                                 look! If you haven’t visited    delivered the training to students in
                                         followed by an evening of                                              with the upper school dance in Schmitter      colorful land of Oz and                              the new homepage yet,           August to assist them in using their
                                         entertainment. The Whitfield                                           Gallery on Saturday evening. This year’s      exclaims, “We’re not in                              please do so at www.whit-       new laptops and the technology
                                         Trash Can Band performed,                                              theme, “Masquerade,” boasted a mix of         Kansas Anymore!”                         fieldschool.org. There are many new         department assisted the teachers in
                                         followed by a procession of                                             purple, gold and green balloons, feathery                                             features on the new site including          the development of the curriculum
                                         traveling samba music played                                             masquerade masks and confetti. This         That’s a bit how we feel here at         the weekly lunch menu, community            and supported the teachers through
                                         by Whitfield students. Once the                                          year, students collected donations to       Whitfield! “We’re not in Kansas          service opportunities for students,         their rollout.
                                         Samba Band completed their                                               assist the victims of Hurricane Katrina.    anymore!” There are so many              up-to-date news stories and the



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     Sobering Lesson
                                        Parents’                                                                                           elite feAt
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                professional levels and combined
     cont. from p. 9                                                                                                                                                                                                            a top level training program with
     Through educational
                                        Council                                                                                                                                                                                 a diverse off-field educational



                                                                                                                                           I
                                                                                                                                                n July, Blake Schneider ’08 participated in the                                 curriculum. The program was held
     efforts such as the
                                                                                                                                                Elite Soccer Program (adidas ESP) offered to over                               at Cal Poly Pomona University in
     Silveria lecture and
     video program, The
     Century Council
                                        T     he parents’
                                              organization of
                                        Whitfield School is the
                                                                                                                                                200 of the top male and female soccer players in
                                                                                                                                           the country. While attending the camp, he was selected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Pomona, Calif., from July 5 - 9.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Past adidas ESP participants have
     educates students                                                                                                                     to the camp’s All-Star team and will now have an
                                        Parents’ Council, and                                                                                                                                                                  gone on to play at the collegiate,
     across the country                                                                                                                    opportunity to travel with the All-Star team to Europe
                                        all parents of students                                                                                                                                                                professional and World Cup
     about the hazards of                                                                                                                  sometime this winter.
                                        enrolled in the School are                                                                                                                                                             levels of soccer. Notable alumni
     underage drinking                  members. Its purpose is                                                                                                                                                                include: Whitfield’s Jay Alberts ’99
                                                                                                                                           Sanctioned by the U.S. Youth Soccer Olympic
     and driving. Since                 to support Whitfield                                                                                                                                              (Vancouver Whitecaps), in addition to Pat Noonan (New
                                                                                                                                           Development Program, adidas ESP was founded in 1997
     Brandon and his father,            School in its goal to                                                                                                                                             England Revolution, US Men’s National Team), Danny
                                                                                                                                           as the premier youth development program designed
     Tony, have become                  develop each student’s
                                                                                    PARENTS’ COUNCIL ExECUTIVE COMMITTEE                                                                                  Szetela (Columbus Crew, U20 National Team), Michael
                                                                                                                                           to identify America’s best youth players and provide a
     spokespeople for                   academic, cultural,                   Back Row: Mark Ellebrecht, Chris Berg, Betsy Breckenridge,                                                                  Parkhurst (New England Revolution, MLS Rookie of the
                                                                                           Jacki Rosen and Sheri Diemer                    platform for them to showcase their skills.
     The Century Council,               creative, social and                                                                                                                                              year 2005, Generation adidas), Josmer Altidore (Red Bull
     they have addressed                physical potential as
                                                                              Front Row: Gail Westerman, Mimi Hammack, Mary Freund         An estimated 150 coaches from college, university and          NY, Generation adidas, U20 Men’s National Team), and
                                                                                                   and Anne Chao
     well over two million              designated within the                                                                              professional teams were expected to scout the players          Jonathan Spector (Manchester United FC).
     high school students               School’s Mission Statement.                                                                        attending adidas ESP. adidas ESP was staffed by an
     nationwide and have                                                                                                                   experienced group of coaches from the collegiate and           On the net: http://www.adidas-esp.com
     been featured on such              The Parents’ Council undertakes a variety of volunteer responsibilities to fulfill
     television programs as             its purpose and encourages all parents to take an active part in the organization.
     “Rescue 911,” NBC’s                Volunteers range from single day events and year-round committees to running the
     “Today,” as well as                Bookstore, Conant Café and Booster Club. Each year, over 10,000 volunteer hours are
     media outlets across
     the country.
                                        organized through the Parents’ Council. If you have questions or ideas or just want to
                                        get involved, you may contact anyone on the Parents’ Council Executive Committee.                  Keeping the Beat
                                                                                                                                           T    he safety and well-being of
                                                                                                                                                our students, both on and off
                                                                                                                                                                                     of the heart muscle
                                                                                                                                                                                     that can lead to

     A Gr and Ole Time                                                                                                                     the athletic field, is very important
                                                                                                                                           to us. Therefore, Whitfield School
                                                                                                                                           and St. Luke’s Hospital in Chesterfield
                                                                                                                                                                                     obstruction of
                                                                                                                                                                                     blood flow or an
                                                                                                                                                                                     erratic heartbeat,


     O
               ver 400 grandparents and special guests attended Whitfield’s                                                                have formed a partnership to provide      and other structural
               annual Grandparents’ Day celebration on October 11, 2007.                                                                   cardiac screenings to our student-        heart defects that
               Guests enjoyed a continental breakfast in the Cady                                                                          athletes. This pilot program, offered     are associated with
     Athletic Center followed by a variety of musical performances plus a                                                                  free of charge to our student-athletes    sudden cardiac death.
     demonstration of Whitfield’s new Web site. Following the entertainment,                                                               by St. Luke’s Hospital, is a completely                                             Prior to the cardiac screening,
     students and their grandparents or special friends had an opportunity                                                                 voluntary screening to detect silent      “Whitfield is very proud of our           parents must complete a detailed
     to pose for photographs and to tour the School.                                                                                       and dangerous heart conditions.           athletic program and how we               health history and will be required
                                                                                                                                                                                     continue to meet the needs of our         to sign a consent form. The results
                                                                                               Elizabeth Darrel with her grandmother,      We know that high school athletes         past, present and future students,”       of the screening will be mailed to the
                                                                                                         Mrs. Ernest Austin.               are usually in the best shape of          said Whitfield’s Director of Athletics    parents and the primary physician.
                                                                                                                                           their lives. Yet each year there are      Bill Daues. “Offering these               Whitfield’s athletic director will also
                                                                                                                                           a number of high school, college          screenings in partnership with            be informed of any abnormal results
                                                                                                                                           and even professional athletes            St. Luke’s Hospital allows our            and students may need to be cleared
                                                                                                                                           nationwide who die while training         student-athletes an opportunity           by their primary care physician or
                                                                                                                                           due to a previously undetected            to ensure their safety and health.”       cardiologist before he or she may
                                                                                                                                           heart problem. Undergoing a                                                         resume participation in sports.
                                                                                                                                           simple screening can help prevent         At the beginning of each sport
                                                                                                                                           sudden cardiac death in high school       season, parent/player consent forms       The goal of this program is to
                                                                                                                                           athletes. The screening includes a        will be distributed to each team by       increase public awareness about
                                                                                                                                           brief physical exam (performed by         the coaches. If a family chooses          sudden cardiac death in young
                                                                                                                                           a physician or nurse practitioner),       to have their child screened, they        athletes and provide education,
                                                                                                                                           an electrocardiogram (EKG) and an         should return the form to their           prevention and treatment of
                                                                                                                                           echocardiogram. These tests screen        coach. The forms will then be             heart defects.
                                                                                                                                           for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy           forwarded to St. Luke’s Hospital,
            Melissa and Jimmy Howe with grandparents Charles & Babette Brenton.                 David and Danny Ellebrecht with their                                                                                          (Please Note: This cardiac screening is completely
                                                                                                 grandmother, Edmonia Ellebrecht.          (HCM), an abnormal thickening             who will, in turn, contact the student    voluntary and does not take the place of the
                                                                                                                                                                                     about scheduling an appointment.          required physical exam.)



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     fAll SPORtS W R AP UP                                                                                                           SOCCER
                                                                                                                                     A team of champions-that is what some might
     CROSS COuntRy                                                       BOYS’ TEAM: Nick Monser ’08 and Teddy Dozier
                                                                                                                                     call the boys’ varsity soccer team who recently
                                                                         ’08 were this year’s team captains for the boys’
                                                                                                                                     completed another record-breaking season. The
     This year’s cross country                                           cross country team, whose goals were to improve
                                                                                                                                     Warriors not only met their goal of making it to the
     teams completed another                                             each meet, make individual progress, to qualify an
                                                                                                                                     Final Four of the State Championship as they had
     successful season.                                                  individual for the State Meet, and to develop a love
                                                                                                                                     done the previous five years, they exceeded this
                                                                         for running as a potential lifelong activity. There were
     GIRLS’ TEAM: Sammie Keller ’08, Maddie Triplett ’08, and                                                                        goal by winning the 2007-2008 Class 1 Missouri
                                                                    some significant drops in time over the season, with some
     Kezmen Clifton ’08 were this year’s team captains for the                                                                       State Championship, their fifth State Championship
                                                                    runners dropping as much as three full minutes from their
     girls’ cross country team. The team set several goals with                                                                      in six seasons!
                                                                    personal bests. The team did not make it to State, but had
     hopes to improve at each meet, work hard and to make it        an exciting season which ended with an especially tough          Overall, the team finished the season with a 15-7-5
     to the State Meet as a team. The runners improved greatly      District competition.                                                                                                                  “Each player, whether they played complete games, just
                                                                                                                                     record and took home their ninth District Championship.
     throughout the season, sometimes by several seconds                                                                                                                                                   five minutes or not at all, contributed throughout the
     and other times by only one second, and the girls worked       Coach David Morey is very proud of all of the guys this          “In addition to winning the State Championship, the                   entire season,” said Head Varsity Coach Bill Daues. “This
     hard all year long. Although the team did not have the         year. He feels that captains Nick Monser and Teddy Dozier        Semi-Final win was a good victory for us because we’d                 was a cumulative effort and without each player, we might
     opportunity to make the State Meet as a team because           not only ran well, but were exemplary leaders of the team.       lost to Burroughs in September 1-0,” said Coach Daues.                not have won our fifth State Championship.
     they did not have a full team compete at the District          Mark Cacciatore ’10 and Trey Webster ’10, the top two            “To earn such a convincing victory over them in the
     Meet, Sammie Keller finished 2nd at the District Meet and      runners, both ran sub-21 minute races during the season,                                                                               I’d like to congratulate the five sophomores who started
                                                                                                                                     Semi-Finals was satisfying for the players.”
     qualified for the State Meet as an individual.                 which is very solid for them. Ian Murphy ’11 and Mikey                                                                                 this season for their determination and perseverance to
                                                                    Thompson ’09, two new runners, showed incredible                 Led by team Captain Blake Schneider ’08 and Co-captains               improve throughout the entire season. Furthermore, our
     During many of the meets this year, the girls did not run      progress over the year, both dropping about three                Michael Jordan ’08, Eric Mooney ’08 and Jimmy                         eight graduating seniors will be greatly missed next year;
     as a full team as each team must have a minimum of five        minutes in their times throughout the season. Finally,           Deatheridge ’08, the team was made up of 21 players,                  their accomplishments are something that they can be
     varsity runners participating. However, at the 4th meet,       new runners Jason Marschke ’09 and Martel Hulsey ’09             including eight seniors, three juniors, nine sophomores               proud of for the rest of their lives.”
     the Westminster Wildcat Invitational, five runners ran for     dropped significant times throughout the season as well          and one freshman. The learning curve for this team was
     the first time and finished in 2nd place. Two new runners,                                                                                                                                            Top performers this year included Kory Clawson ’10
                                                                    and showed outstanding work ethic during practices.              great, but it was also a good experience for them; they
     Andrea Smith ’11 and Jackie Nelson ’10, dropped almost                                                                                                                                                with 12 goals, 13 assists and 34 points; Eric Mooney with
                                                                                                                                     worked to improve throughout the season and to always
     seven minutes from their 5K race times.                        “Working with these runners this year was a totally                                                                                    11 goals, 5 assists and 27 points; Blake Schneider with
                                                                                                                                     play their best. The team faced difficulties at times because
                                                                    amazing experience,” said Coach Morey. “We had several                                                                                 7 goals, 13 assists and 27 points; and Jim Deatheridge with
                                                                                                                                     they had a number of younger players on the starting
     “There was a lot of improvement shown by the girls             athletes new to the sport this year, and I am extremely                                                                                8 goals, 3 assists and 19 points.
                                                                                                                                     lineup who were put in situations that really stretched
     this season,” said Coach Kim Breckenridge. “Whether it         proud of the work they put in and the progress they made

                                                                                                                                                                                                              StatE CHaMPS!
                                                                                                                                     them physically and mentally. However, each of them
     was improving their time by several minutes or by just a       throughout the season. This is a great bunch of guys.”           showed improvement as the season went on and stayed
     second, each girl displayed hard work and dedication to
                                                                                                                                     committed to the team.
     the sport.”


     FIEld HOCkEy                                                                                      VOllEyball                    Cipriano Casado.

                                                                                                                                     According to Coach
     The girls’ varsity field hockey team, led by
     senior captains Morgan Clark and Jayce
                                                                                                       The varsity volleyball
                                                                                                       team completed a good         Casado, the highlight                                                                        A Star Among Us
                                                                                                                                     player all year was

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A
     Reese, finished the season with an overall                                                        year, considering there                                                                                                          t varsity dance camp on
     record of 12-8-2. A winning season and the                                                        were nine new varsity         senior Sara Freund
                                                                                                                                     who was outstanding                                                                                August 11, 2007, 11th grader
     opportunity to participate in the Midwest                                                         players on a squad of                                                                                                      Gigi Esser won a Universal Dance
     Semi-Finals again were this team’s goals,       during the post season when emotions              just 13 girls!                in every match. Also,
                                                                                                                                     junior Alex Volarich,                                                                        Association All-Star medal. As an
     both of which were met.                         were much more controlled – the key in the                                                                                                                                   All-Star, Gigi has been invited by
                                                     team’s success.                                   The team’s goal was to        and freshmen Olivia
                                                                                                                                     Volarich and Kelly                                                                           the Universal Dance Association
     “These girls showed so much passion and                                                           make it to the finals at
                                                                                                                                     Ashmore were key in                                                                          (UDA) to perform in the New
     heart not only for the sport, but for each      According to Coach McMahon, the greatest          the District Tournament,
                                                                                                                                     this year’s team.                                                                            Year’s Day Parade in Paris in
     other,” said Coach Margot McMahon ’00.          highlight of the season was in beating Cor        a goal the team reached.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  January 2008.
     “I think this was the cause for being able to   Jesu. “I think giving Cor Jesu their first loss   Overall, the team ended
     do “the impossible,” which is making it as      to a St. Louis team was a great achievement.      the season with a record      “At the beginning of the season, I thought it was going to be
                                                                                                                                     extremely difficult to basically put a new team together, but                                 Gigi auditioned for this honor by
     far as we did in the post season.”              I am proud of each one of the players.            of 13-15-1.                                                                                                learning and performing a solo routine and two
                                                     I do commend Alexis Varvares ’09 because                                        these girls became a team rather quickly and improved quite
                                                                                                                                     dramatically,” said Coach Casado. “I owe this to all the girls, but          eight counts of her own choreography, which
     Coach McMahon feels that the middle of          she really stepped up this season. In her         “We improved from the
                                                                                                                                     mostly to our senior co-captain Sara Freund.”                                included a triple pirouette.
     the season was rough, when the players’         first year on varsity, I kind of threw her in     beginning of the season
     emotions overwhelmed their playing, which       the fire and said play, every game. She           and we showed that                                                                                         Coach Leah Fiske says, “The varsity dancers are
     showed in a handful of games. However,                                                            improvement at the District   The team is looking forward to another successful year next
                                                     really showed that she can handle pressure                                      season when most of the team returns.                                        very proud of their teammate!”
     the girls stepped up and played as a team       situations well. Very mature player.”             tournament,” said Coach



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     empty Bowls fill a Need                                                                                                                                             embracing the inner Child
                                                                                                                                                                         W      hen was the last time
                                                                                                                                                                                you threw a fit? Do you
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Loosely based on Delia Ephron’s bestselling humor book
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      of a similar name, the lower school’s version, “How to Eat


                                                                             W
                                                                                          hitfield students have talent. This is                                         now or did you ever believe you              Like a Child (and other lessons for adults)” was adapted
                                                                                          a fact. Visitors see it in the hallways,                                       had magical powers? Did you                  and written by Whitfield theater teachers Keith Borzillo
                                                                                          on stage and on our athletic fields                    Lewis Grant ’12,        ever have an imaginary friend?               and Mary Schnitzler and was developed specifically for
                                                                             and courts. On November 16 and 17, students                       Sam Gienke ’12 and                                                     the kids in the cast. The play is a comedy that incorporates
                                                                                                                                               Sammi Unangst ’12.These are just a few of the
                                                                             in various levels of Luke Cano’s ceramics classes                                                                                        a series of lessons taught through skits. Lessons include
                                                                             shared their talents to help the unfortunate                                        questions audience members                           “How to Get What You Want,” “How to Throw a Fit,”
                                                                             and the hungry by participating in an event             were asked upon entering a seminar titled “How to Eat                            and “How to Whine.” The students instructed the
                                                                             sponsored by Operation Food Search called the           Like a Child (and other lessons for adults).” Guests were                        audience in these kid basics as only kids can explain it
                                                                             Empty Bowls Project. The purpose of the event           asked to fill out a nametag and take part in conversations                       with silly words, actions and dancing. Audience members
                                                                             was to create awareness of the plight of hungry         with others in the room. Many of those participating were                        filled the room with laughter as they were taken back to
                                                                             people in the St. Louis bi-state region and to          actually students dressed as adults, all of whom were                            their own childhoods.
                                                                             obtain funds to help feed those in need.                members of the cast of this fall’s lower school play.

                                                                             This year, Whitfield students created
                                                                             and donated 45 bowls, which were then
                                                                             displayed at Plaza Frontenac during National

             Whitfield students created bowls displayed at Plaza Frontenac.
                                                                             Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week
                                                                             (November 11-17). The event offered the St.
                                                                                                                                     M A S t eR iNG t he S tAGe
                                                                                                                                                                                  A
                                                                             Louis community an opportunity to purchase                                                                myriad of Whitfield            princes. Commedia
     one-of-a-kind bowls created by local artists and students from local schools and universities with a minimum donation                                                             performers played              was improvisa-
     of $10. All proceeds went directly to Operation Food Search in an effort to help the hungry here at home by “filling the




                                                                                                                                      Austin Smith ’08.
                                                                                                                                                                                  to packed audiences in              tional theater, with




                                                                                                                                      Jay Gard ’08 and
     bowls” of those in need.                                                                                                                                                     this year’s fall play, “The         players in traditional
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Eric Williams ’08, Jessica Koch ’08,
                                                                                                                                                                                  Servant of Two Masters,”            leather half-masks            Julia Talen ’09, Shaun Vaid ’08
     Founded in 1981, Operation Food Search (OFS) is the largest distributor of free food in the bi-state region. Each week,
                                                                                                                                                                                  from October 11 to 14.              improvising around               and Rachel Goldman ’09.
     tens of thousands of children and adults rely on food provided by OFS through shelters, food pantries, soup kitchens
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      familiar character
     and senior centers. For more information about Operation Food Search, please visit www.ofsearch.org.                                                             According to Director                           types. Commedia’s stock predicaments centered around
                                                                                                                                                                      Amy Allen Cano, this                            disguise, trickery, cross-dressing, lost children, lovers or
                                                                                                                                                                      particular play was                             siblings, old fools and uppity servants creating mayhem
                                                                                                                                     chosen because it is about the performers and does not                           until all was happily resolved.
                                                                                                                                     feature elaborate lighting or complicated set elements.

                                                     the World’s A Canvas                                                            The performers were challenged in countless ways,
                                                                                                                                     including a great deal of work on voice and movement.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The original slapstick and witty improvisation of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      commedia dell’arte has had a permanent influence on
                                                                                                                                     Although not improvised, this production honors the                              comic performance. Today, the remnants of commedia


                                                     O
                                                                n Thursday, November 15, seniors in studio painting and              spirit of commedia with an atmosphere of spontaneity                             types can be seen in such stock characters as the
                                                                studio photography classes attended an all day field trip.           and nonsense.                                                                    know-it-all English butler, the pert French maid, the
                                                                The painting students spent the morning in the contemporary                                                                                           macho athlete and the hen-pecked husband.
                                                     wing of the St. Louis Art Museum looking at and learning to analyze             “This production is evidence that performance itself can
                                                     contemporary artworks, and the photography students spent the first             be more important than its content,” said Amy Allen Cano.                        Carlo Goldoni wrote “The Servant of Two Masters” in
                                                     part of the morning taking pictures of downtown St. Louis and then met                                                                                           the commedia tradition of simple scenarios in 1744 at
                                                                                                                                     The Italian tradition of commedia dell’arte evolved                              the request of a famous performer. He then broke with
                                                     with Whitfield alumni Annie Wischmeyer ’02, who is an assistant curator
           Students enjoy the Maya Lin exhibit.                                                                                      from touring players in the sixteenth through the                                tradition and wrote the entire script in 1753 in the version
                                                     at the Ellen Curlee Gallery. She gave the students a tour of the gallery
                                                                                                                                     mid-eighteenth centuries. Troupes erected simple sets                            that exists today.
                                                     that features contemporary photography and spoke with them about
                                                                                                                                     in piazzas and courtly halls to entertain peasants and
                                                     the business side of photography. All of the students then met at the
                                                     St. Louis Contemporary Art Museum for lunch before touring the
                                                     “Maya Lin: Systematic Landscapes” exhibit.                                                                                              “The Servant of Two Masters” Synopsis
                                                                                                                                            “The Servant of Two Masters” concerns the humorous complications          Truffaldino becomes increasingly troubled as he tries tirelessly
                                                                                                                                            of a servant named Truffaldino who is a penniless poor soul that          to fulfill their orders and demands without being discovered. He
                                                           “this was a great day for the seniors to                                         tries to take advantage of any occasion that presents itself to him.
                                                                                                                                            He quickly finds himself in full-time service to two masters at the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      struggles to keep his orders straight and to remember what exactly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      he is supposed to be doing. As the story evolves, the situation
                                                           get out and see current artwork and speak                                        same time, a situation that causes him many mishaps. Not all of the
                                                                                                                                            complications are of his own making however; one of his masters
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      becomes increasingly intertwined, but there is no turning back for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      this young man, for he has gone too far. His only hope it to carefully
                                                                                                                                            is, in fact, a lady dressed as her brother (Beatrice) and the other       juggle his two masters.
                                                           with professionals in the art world.”                                            (Florindo) is that girl’s lover, but Truffaldino does not know this. He
                                                                                                                                            is also unaware that between them there is an unresolved story of
                                                                  - Cara Foster, Whitfield’s photography teacher                            love, murder and disguise.




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                                                                                        Whitfield 2010 cont. from p. 1
                                                                                        Cady Athletic Center and the Intellectual         stretch to make their Annual Fund gift on top
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Whitfield 2010 Securing Our future
                                                                                        Commons. These additions and upgrades             of Whitfield tuition or tuitions.                                         Contributors to date (12/07/07) include:
                                                                                        spoke to Whitfield’s quality and permanence,
                                                                                                                                          The last 55 years show that our community                     Mr. & Mrs. J.B. Andrews III            Mr. & Mrs. Hugh Grant
                                                                                        attracting the attention of more benefactors,
                                                                                        and the School’s Endowment rose to nearly         is up to the challenge.                                       Anonymous                              Allen P. & Josephine B. Green
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Foundation
                                                                                        $3 million.                                                                                                     Anonymous
                                                                                                                                          Twenty years ago, few people in Saint Louis                                                          Mr. & Mrs. James H. Howe IV
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Anonymous Foundation
                                                                                        We have continued to build upon this              would have expected Whitfield to be the                                                              Mary Ranken Jordan and
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Anonymous Foundation
                                                                                        momentum during the last four years, and          independent school it is today. With the                                                               Ettie A. Jordan Charitable
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Arthur & Helen Baer Foundation           Foundation
                                                                                        today Whitfield’s Endowment stands at just        support of our families and the efforts of
                                                                                        over $7 million.                                  an exceptional faculty and staff, our school                  Mr. William R. Cady II ’73             Mr. Charles F. Knight
                                                                                                                                          has grown into this leading role.                             Cady Family Foundation                 Mr. & Mrs. Scott McCuaig
                                                                                        Growing the School’s Endowment                                                                                  Mr. & Mrs. Philip B. Cady, Jr. ‘70     Mr. & Mrs. Thomas W. Neary
                                                                                        through Whitfield 2010 is essential               With a substantially larger Endowment,
                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Caleb & Julia Dula                 Mrs. & Mrs. Dean Pollnow
                                                                                        to our long-term success. However, on a           Whitfield will be able to support our faculty                    Educational &
                                                                                                                                          with salaries and benefits that better reflect                   Charitable Foundation               The Shepherd Foundation
                                                                                        year-to-year basis, our $1.2 million Annual                                                                                                               Mrs. Susan Shepherd Ittner
                                 Plans for Whitfield’s renovated baseball complex.                                                        their professionalism and passion. With greater                  Mrs. Richard B. Kobusch Sr.
                                                                                        Fund goal remains vital. Annual Fund dollars                                                                                                              Mr. & Mrs. Charles Shepherd
                                                                                        support the day-to-day expenses of operating      support from the Endowment, Whitfield will be                 Mr. & Mrs. Quintus
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Drennan III                         Mr. & Mrs. Wayne L. Smith II
                                                                                        our school, and without the generosity            able to offer more financial aid for students who
                                                                                                                                          could not otherwise afford our tuition. And                   Mr. & Mrs. John W. Eaves               Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey O. Woodard
                                                                                        of every single Annual Fund participant,
                                                                                        Whitfield could not deliver the exceptional       eventually, a larger draw from the Endowment                  The Edward E. Ford Foundation          James H. Woods Foundation
                                                                                                                                          will make the School less dependent on tuition                Emerson Charitable Trust                  Mrs. Elizabeth
                                                                                        experience our families expect and our                                                                                                                      Woods Bradbury ’63
                                                                                        kids deserve.                                     increases each year.                                          Mr. & Mrs. Gregory Fox                    Mr. E. Trask Bradbury ’95
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mr. S. Slade Bradbury ’95
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mr. & Mrs. Joseph R. Freund
                                                                                        As Whitfield continues to improve in              The Whitfield School of today is a wonderful                                                            Mrs. Elizabeth
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mr. & Mrs. Joseph F. Gleason                Bradbury Pollnow ’90
                                                                                        every aspect of our Mission, our greatest         place. Our plan through Whitfield 2010
                                                                                                                                                                                                           (Jane Piper ’70)                       Mrs. Margaret Stowe ’92
                                                                                        challenge continues to be financial in            is to make our school an even stronger,
                                                                                        nature. Whitfield 2010 will require an            healthier and better school for the future.                   We thank these generous benefactors for their leading support.

                                                                                        all-community effort, as many of our families




     Whitfield 2010                                                        Q & A with Whitfield President Mark Anderson
                                                                                                                                                                                   Whitfield 2010
     Q: What is the goal for Whitfield 2010?                               Q: Why haven’t I heard about Whitfield 2010
                                                                           until now?
                                                                                                                                                                                              $10 Million
     A: Our goal is to raise $10M by the close of the fiscal year
     2010. This money will be divided with $7M marked for the              A: We have been in a semi-silent phase with the Whitfield
     Endowment and $3M marked for capital needs including                  2010 campaign during the past 18 months. Our focus has
     renovating our baseball field.                                        been on meeting with and securing 2010 commitments
                                                                           from our Board of Trustees as well as lead gifts of five and                                  $7 Million for                                  $3 Million for
     Q: I don’t understand. Is this a capital campaign                     six figures from longtime friends of the School and a few                                    the endowment                                    capital	needs
     or an endowment campaign?                                             current families.

     A: In essence, this is both an endowment and a capital                We are fortunate to have new families join us each
     campaign. We want to raise a total of $10M with $7M for               year and, as they settle in, we will include them in the
     the Endowment and $3M for capital needs.                              2010 conversation.
                                                                                                                                                       T
                                                                                                                                                  	 •	 	 eacher	salary	increases                    N
                                                                                                                                                                                               	 •	 	 ew	projects                                 G
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             	 •	 	 eneral	upkeep

     Q: I want to give. Are there any naming opportunities?                Q: How much has been raised to date?                                        E
                                                                                                                                                  	 •	 	 ndowed	faculty	                            B
                                                                                                                                                                                               	 •	 	 aseball	Complex                             C
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             	 •	 	 lassroom	
     A: Yes, there are a variety of opportunities. Lead gift               A: To date, we have 29 commitments for a total of over                      chair	stipends                                                                             enhancements
     opportunities include endowing a financial aid fund,                  $2.5 Million in cash and pledges toward our $10 million
     endowing a faculty chair, naming an award and an                      goal. Gifts range from $5,000 to $400,000, which is our                     M
                                                                                                                                                  	 •	 	 ainteneance	to	
     endowed fund. Capital opportunities include naming                    largest Whitfield 2010 gift to date.                                        our	facilities
     the baseball complex as well as other existing areas of
                                                                                                                                                       F
                                                                                                                                                  	 •	 	 inancial	aid
     our facility such as the Intellectual Commons, locker rooms
     and practice gym.




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     Now’s the time to give                                     Q & A with Becky Marsh, director of advancement
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Booster cluB information
     Q: What is an endowment?                                                                        the School’s Annual Fund. Whitfield
                                                                                 MICDS               is not unique in having this deficit;                                                                                                                      The Booster Club is always looking
     A: An endowment is similar to a
     p er manent sa vings account. It is
                                                                         $91.6 MILLION               most independent schools however,                                                                                                                          for additional volunteers to work
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                in the School’s fabulous concession
     managed and operated by the School                                                              use a combination of annual fund and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                stand, which helps support the
     to generate interest and earnings that                                                          endowment income to balance budgets                                                                                                                        Whitfield athletic program! Please
     can directly offset the School’s operating
                                                           Endowment totals                          and to provide revenue for their schools.                                                                                                                  remember that you can volunteer
                                                           as of June 30, 2007                                                                                                                                                                                  to staff the concession stand even
     deficit. Most universities and independent
                                                                                                     Q: Why do you compare Whitfield                                                                                                                            if your child is not participating
     schools have endowments. The size of the                                                                                                                                                                                                                   in a sport during that particular
     endowment is one indicator of the overall                                                       to other schools in the area if they                                                                                                                       season. All proceeds from the
                                                            BURROUGHS
     health of the school.                                                                           are so much older and larger?                                                                                                                              concession stand directly support
                                                        $47 MILLION                                  A: Whitfield’s Endowment is relatively
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                our incredible athletic programs.
     Q: What is an annual fund?                                                                      small compared to our competitor                                                                                                                           Enjoy the game while you
     A: Independent schools rely on tuition                                                          schools. As a younger and smaller                                                                                                                          volunteer! A new closed-circuit
     income, Annual Fund contributions, and                                                          school, the dif ference in our                                                                                                                             Tv has been installed in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                concession stand, which will allow
     other fundraising efforts to meet operating                                                     e n d o w m e n t s m i g h t b e e x p e c t e d,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                you to watch the activities in the
     expenses. As an independent school,                                                             but Whitfield is a top-tier school; our                                                                                                                    gym while you work. It will be fun
     Whitfield receives no support from local,                        WHITFIELD                      families are selecting Whitfield during                                                                                                                    to hear some cheering going on in
     state or federal taxes. The Annual Fund                      $6.6 MILLION                       the admissions process by comparing us
                                                                                                                                                             Class Participation Levels                   6th - 34.6%      9th - 32.5%     12th - 29.9%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                the Booster Club now and then!
     must be fulfilled every year, and is distinct                                                   directly to the other schools in the market.
     from past or future Capital Campaigns.                                                                                                                                           as of 10/12/07      7th - 32.8%     10th - 36.3%    Overall Parent -      Proceeds from the Booster Club
                                                                                                     For example: During the 2005-2006                                                                                                         32.8%            were recently used to purchase
     Contributors to the Annual Fund include                                                                                                                                                              8th - 32.4%     11th - 31.1%                          an enhanced sound system with a
                                                        Q: Why do we need to raise money             school year, Whitfield’s Board of Trustees
     current Whitfield parents, grandparents,                                                                                                                                                                                                                   wireless microphone for the dance
                                                                                                     voted to draw from the Endowment
     alumni, alumni parents, employees, and             above tuition?                                                                                                                                                                                          team and other outdoor sports
                                                                                                     for the first time in the School’s history.                                                                                                                teams. The system, which helps
     other friends of Whitfield School.                 A: The total cost of operating the School                                                                                                      REMINDER!
                                                                                                     By harvesting 4.5% of the School’s total                                                                                                                   enhance the dancer’s performance
     Each year our Annual Fund must generate            exceeds what can reasonably be charged       endowment, we added nearly $160,000                       you can now make annual giving                 Contact Kelly Edwards at (314) 415-1254,          at half time of various games, was
     $1.2M in order for us to meet our operating        for tuition. The difference must be made     to our revenue. Our competitors, by                       donations using MasterCard or visa. Earn       kelly.edwards@whitfieldschool.org,                also used for pre-game music for
                                                        up through annual fundraising efforts                                                                  miles and points while supporting the          or Michelle Parsons at (314) 415-1213,            the last three weeks of the varsity
     budget. Over 86% of our current families                                                        comp ar ison, e ac h har ve ste d over
                                                                                                                                                               education of our students. As always,          michelle.parsons@whitfieldschool.org to           soccer season.
     supported annual giving last year and              (Annual Fund) and income generated           $1.5 million.                                             gifts to Whitfield are fully tax deductible.   make your gift.
     helped us reach that goal. It is critical          by the School’s Endowment. A larger
                                                        endowment will generate more annual          A substantial endowment will signal to
     that we not miss a beat with Annual Fund
                                                        income and secure Whitfield’s future for     the St. Louis community that Whitfield
     and we need to keep the message focused
                                                        generations to come.                         School is an excellent school worthy
     on reaching that Annual Fund goal of
                                                                                                     of the major financial commitments
     $1.2M each and every year.                         Even with tight budgeting and prudent        bestowed upon us by our numerous and

                                                                                                                                                          Montage ’08: “fiesta time!”
                                                        spending, we begin each fall with an         loyal benefactors. A healthy endowment
     Q: How are they different?                         operating deficit of over $1 million.        will also provide us with an assurance of                                                                                                                    NOW is the time to donate
     A: Our Annual Fund is budgeted and must            Annual giving bridges the gap between        operation in the unpredictable market of                                                                                                                   an item or two to Montage ’08.
                                                        tuition and the actual cost of a Whitfield

                                                                                                                                                                                                   “W
     be met to meet our operating expenses.                                                          independent schools.
                                                        education.                                                                                                                                    hat time is it? Fiesta Time!”                                All items — big or small —
     Without it, we could not pay our bills.                                                                                                                                                                                                                    are welcomed, appreciated and
     Our Endowment generates interest and
                                                                                                                                                                                                      That’s right! Montage auction
                                             Our generous benefactors stretch each                                                                                                                                                                           important. In addition to high-priced
                                      ENDOWMENT make up this difference through
     earnings that can directly offset the                                                                                                                                                 committee members have already begun                                donations, we need items and gift
                                             year to
     School’s operating deficit.                                                                                                                                                           preparing for Montage ’08– Fiesta Time!                               certificates in all price ranges.
                                                                                                                                                                                           On April 12, 2008, Whitfield families,
                     WHITFIELD’S ENDOWMENT GROWTH                                                                    SAvE THE DATE!
                                                                                                                                                                                           teachers, administrators, alumni and friends
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The deadline to have your item listed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             in the catalog is Wednesday, March 5.
     $8 Million                                                                                         3rd annual Whitfield golf scramble                                                                                                                    Items received after that date will be
                                                                                                                                                                                           will enjoy an evening of bidding, dining and
                                                                                                                      may 15, 2008                          Montage ’08 Auction Committee:                                                                      listed in the Catalog Addendum.
                                                                              $7,015,000                                                                      Lynn Wright, Kelly Edwards,  fun in support of the School’s programs.
     $7 Million
                                                                       $6,604,758                              Whitmoor country club                        Carla Freund and Mimi Hammack. But remember, one of the best parts of the                           Please pick up a donation form
                                                                                                                                                                                           evening is the opportunity to “shop” and                              in the School’s front office, or
     $6 Million                                                                                                Shotgun start at 12:30 PM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                you can e-mail Kelly Edwards at
                                                              $5,488,000                                        Driving range opens and                   take home fabulous, fun and unusual finds; maybe it’s something that fits,                          kelly.edwards@whitfieldschool.org
     $5 Million                                                                                                    lunch at 11:30 AM.                     something you need — or maybe a few things you don’t!                                                  and she will be happy to send
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           forms to you.
                                                                                                                 Join us for golf, dinner
     $4 Million                                                     $4,496,000                                        and cocktails.                      Once the Live Auction begins, the room will be buzzing with excitement                                      Please don’t delay sending
                                          $3,728,000
                                                                                                                Sponsorships available.                   and flair as auctioneer David A. Goodman, owner of Auction Results, works                                 in your forms. your donations
     $3 Million                                                                                                                                           his third Montage auction with a unique style of auctioneering.                                                  are needed now!
                                                                                                          For more information on this event,
                  $1,782,000                         $2,623,000                                                     please contact:                                                                                                                                           WISH LIST:
     $2 Million                                                                                                                                           We are happy to continue the excitement with two gyms full of                                             vacation Homes • Tickets to
                                                                                                           Kelly Edwards at (314) 415-1254,
                                                                                                                                                          silent auction items, sign-up parties and gourmet food stations.                                        Sporting Events • Restaurant
                        $1,827,000 $1,858,000                                                              kelly.edwards@whitfieldschool.org, or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Certificates • Theater Tickets • Home
     $1 Million                                                                                                                                           Requests for reserved and assigned seating will still allow you
                                                                                                          Michelle Parsons at (314) 415-1213,                                                                                                                Items • Golf Packages • Spa Services
                                                                                                            michelle.parsons@whitfieldschool.org.         to sit with your friends, or we will gladly seat you at a table with                                      Certificates • and more!
             $0                                                                                                                                           other members of the Whitfield community.
                  6/30/00 6/30/01 6/30/02 6/30/03 6/30/04 6/30/05 6/30/06 6/30/07 11/30/07



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another look at longtime loyalty                                               Mr. & Mrs. Louis Johnson III             Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth J. Ressler
                                                                               Mr. & Mrs. David K. Jolley               Mr. Carl A. Rhodes
Whitfield’s recently published 2006-2007 Annual Report                         Mr. & Mrs. Harold T. Jolley Jr.          Mr. & Mrs. Michael T. Rittenhouse
listed individuals who had made charitable gifts to the                        Mr. Kevin G. Jones                       Mr. Marijn J. Braadbaart &
                                                                                                                           Ms. Sara Rodney
School every fiscal year (July 1 to June 30), without                          Mary Ranken Jordan & Ettie A. Jordan
                                                                                 Charitable Foundation                  Mr. & Mrs. Robert T. Ronkoski
                                                                                                                                                                    alumni notes                    To submIT INformaTIoN, pLease e-maIL aLumNI@WhITfIeLdsChooL.org, vIsIT WWW.WhITfIeLdsChooL.org
                                                                                                                                                                                                    or maIL To aLumNI NoTes/INsIghTs WhITfIeLd sChooL • 175 souTh masoN road • sT. LouIs, mo 63141
exception, for 10 consecutive years or more.
                                                                                  Mr. Fred E. Arnold                    Dr. & Mrs. David S. Rosenberg ’62
The following is an expanded list of benefactors who began                     Mr. & Mrs. Gavin L. Kark                 Mr. & Mrs. D. C. Rucker Jr.

                                                                                                                                                                    1960s
their giving to Whitfield 10 or more years ago and remain                      Mr. & Mrs. Donald M. Kaskowitz           Ms. Marianne Sanders ’70                                                                   have two children; Margaret P. Hagnauer, 31,        instruction and personal development
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   and Carrie H. Turner, 29. Edgar says, “Our          services for the following areas: high
regular supporters – even if they missed a year along the way.                 Mr. & Mrs. Sherman M. Katz ’74           Ms. Dawn Savetz ’93
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   daughter Carrie and her husband, Grant,             performance and street survival driving skills
                                                                               Mr. & Mrs. Arthur F. Kerckhoff III ’69   Mrs. Eva Scharf                            MRS. DONALD J. WOLKEN JR. (JANE                 gave us a beautiful granddaughter, Hadley           and graduate and undergraduate curriculum
While giving every single fiscal year is important, this revised               Mr. & Mrs. John A. Key III               Mr. & Ms. James C. Scharf ’76              ANTRIM ’60) graduated from Sullins Junior       Margaret Turner, on August 1, 2007.”                courses in finance and management.
list better reflects the widespread spirit of loyalty among our                   (Sally Bebee ’73)                     Mr. & Mrs. Leo B. Schmid                   College in Bristol, Tenn., in 1962 and from
generous community of supporters.                                              Ms. Lisa A. Knabe                        Mr. & Mrs. Bruno B. Schmitter              Washington University School of Nursing         ELIZABETH GREEN ’68 graduated from
                                                                               Mrs. Richard B. Kobusch Sr. &                                                       in 1967 with an RNBS. She married Donald        Connecticut College with a Bachelor of Arts
                                                                                                                        Mr. & Mrs. James E. Schneithorst Jr. ’87
Corporations, foundations and organizations have been                             The Caleb & Julia Dula Educational                                               J. Wolken Jr. on August 3, 1985. Her first      degree in 1972. She is the president of the
                                                                                                                           & Schneithorst’s Restaurants
                                                                                  & Charitable Foundation                                                          husband, Joseph L. Martin, is deceased. She     Friends of KWMY, Inc. Board, tapes textbooks
added as well. The following list is alphabetical, without                                                              Mr. & Mrs. Paul A. Schuster
                                                                                                                                                                   has two children; Carey Martin Hope (Mrs.
                                                                               Mr. & Mrs. Brad Kosem                                                                                                               for learning disabled students and volunteers
regard to giving level.                                                           (Anne Suelthaus ’93)                  Dr. & Mrs. Edward H. Schwarz               Charles), 42, and Kevin August, 38; and two     at the St. Louis Zoo.
                                                                               Dr. & Mrs. Mark Kram                     Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Schweizer            step children; Donald L. Wolken, 38, and
Mr. & Mrs. James W. Alverson           Mr. & Mrs. Arnold Donald                                                         Mr. James M. & Dr. Ellen B. Scott          Melissa M. Wolken Olear, 36. She also
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1970s
                                                                               Mr. Eugene W. Krebs
Anheuser-Busch Foundation              Mr. & Mrs. John O. Dozier Jr. ’71                                                Mr. & Mrs. William Shaw                    has six grandchildren; Joe, 12, Kate, 10,
                                                                               Ms. Carolyn Brightman Kroenlein ’83
Ms. Betsy Ansehl-Breckenridge          Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Drake                                                                                                    and Samantha, 8, Hope, and Christina,17,                                                                     Alexander Furla ’76 (far right)
                                                                                  & The Haffenreffer Family Fund        Mr. & Mrs. Eric D. Sigurdson
Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence P. Badler          Emerson Charitable Trust
                                                                                                                                                                   Marie, 9, and Lynn, 8 weeks, Olear.             SARA “SALLIE” (PRIMM) SKINNER ’70
                                                                               Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas S. Kurten            Mr. & Mrs. Stanley A. Skinner                                                                                                                  CyNTHIA LARSON ’77 graduated from
Mr. & Mrs. Terence Baer ’73            Mr. & Mrs. J. Curtis Engler ’66                                                     (Sallie Primm ’70)                                                                      graduated from Wilson College in 1974 with
                                                                               Laclede Gas Company                                                                 LILLIAN WELLMAN HAMILTON ’64                                                                        Washington University with a Bachelor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   a Bachelor of Science degree in sociology.
Mr. & Mrs. Todd H. Baker               Mr. & Mrs. John M. Engler Jr. ’73       Mr. & Mrs. Thomas K. Langsdorf           Mr. & Mrs. Tom Smith                       graduated from Washington University in                                                             of Arts in the classics in 1980. She then
                                                                                                                           (Shawn Culleton ’90)                                                                    She and her husband, Stan, were married in
Mrs. Joan L. Bebee                     Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Esser             Mr. & Mrs. David L. Lauer                                                           1971 with a degree in psychology and from                                                           attended UMC and earned a DVM (veterinary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   1976 and have two children; Ryan, 29, and
Dr. & Mrs. Robert L. Becker            Mr. & Mrs. Thomas L. Farquhar                                                    Mr. & Mrs. Wayne L. Smith II               Manatee Community College in 1995 with                                                              medicine) in 1996. She is employed at the
                                                                               Ms. Margie Lazarus                                                                                                                  Nick, 27.
                                                                                                                        Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Sokolik                   a degree in nursing. She is an oncology                                                             Cat Clinic in St. Louis as a veterinarian.
Mr. & Mrs. W. Elliot Benoist ’69       Jane Childress Fody ’60                 Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey W. Londoff
                                                                                                                        Mr. & Mrs. I. Jeffrey Solomon              certified nurse at Doctor’s Hospital of         ANNE KERCKHOFF WOLTER ’71 attended
Mrs. Robert M. Bergstein               The Edward E. Ford Foundation           Ms. Laura Lotz ’95                                                                  Sarasota. Lillian has two children; Dr. Jack
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1980s
                                                                                                                        Mr. Tony M. Spielberg ’90                                                                  Arizona State University and the University
Dr. & Mrs. Dennis M. Bier              Mr. & Mrs. Ronald E. Fox ’74            Col. & Mrs. Reinhard M. Lotz                                                        Miller Hamilton Jr., 33, and Miriam Cathryn
                                                                                                                        Mr. & Mrs. John M. Stephens ’72
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   of Denver. She married Douglas Raymond
Dr. & Mrs. Matthew S. Bodner           Dr. & Mrs. Mark E. Frisse               Dr. & Mrs. Herluf G. Lund                                                           Hamilton, 31. Lillian says, “Whitfield School   Wolter in 1983 and they have two children;
Boeing Corporation                     Mr. & Mrs. Robert C. Garrett                                                     Mr. & Mrs. Jeremy Stowe                    gave me a profound education in the arts as                                                         MICHAEL NAJOR ’85 graduated from the
                                                                               Maritz Inc.                                                                                                                         Alice Marie Kerckhoff Wolter ’04, 22, and
                                                                                                                           (Meg Bradbury ’92)                      well as basic college prep.”
Mr. Marc R. Boguslaw                   Mr. & Mrs. John J. Gates                                                                                                                                                    D. Gardner Wolter, 17. For the past six years,      University of Missouri – St. Louis in 1990
                                                                               Ms. Jo Ann Marsh                         Mr. & Mrs. Robert Strain Sr.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Anne has been a distributor for Homemade            with a Bachelor of Arts degree and from the
Mr. & Mrs. Keith Borzillo              Mr. & Mrs. Todd Gienke                  Ms. Rebecca L. Marsh                     Mr. & Mrs. John W. Strough                                                                 Gourmet and top 10 in sales in the country          University of Arizona in 1996 with a Master
Drs. Mitchell & Kathryn Botney         Mr. & Mrs. Joseph F. Gleason            May Department Stores Co.                   (Sandy Sargent ’62)                                                                     for all six years.                                  of Arts degree. He married his wife, Julie
Mrs. Elizabeth Woods Bradbury ’63         (Jane Piper ’70)                       Foundation                                                                             attention alumni parents!
                                                                                                                        Ms. J.J. Stupp & Stupp Brothers, Inc.                                                                                                          Darland, in 1996 and they have two children;
Mr. & Mrs. H. Pharr Brightman &        Mr. Louis S. Goltermann                 Ms. Sheila L. McCarthy                                                                                                              NORFLEET “FLEET” RAND ’72 attended                  Thomas M., 7, and Elizabeth J., 5.
                                                                                                                        Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth H. Suelthaus                   Are you interested in catching
   The Haffenreffer Family Fund        Mr. & Mrs. Rickey Goodwin               Mr. Michael McGlew                                                                           up with old friends while              Ohio Wesleyan University before attending
                                                                                                                        Mrs. John E. Svenson
Mr. & Mrs. John G. Brunner ’70         Greater Saint Louis Community           Merrill Lynch & Co. Foundation, Inc                                                             helping the School?                 Maryville University for his undergraduate
                                                                                                                        Mr. Jerry & Dr. Karen G. Tabak                                                                                                                 JOSHUA FRANK ’88 graduated from the
Dr. & Mrs. Stanley W. Buck                Foundation                                                                                                                                                               studies. He then earned a Masters in Social
                                                                               Mr. & Mrs. George S. Milnor II                                                                  If so, please contact                                                                   University of Missouri - Columbia in 1992
                                       Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth A. Greathouse                                                 Mr. & Mrs. Corky Tempelmeier                                                               Work in 2003 from St. Louis University. He
Mr. & Mrs. Richard D. Burke &                                                                                                                                            Kelly Edwards, annual fund and                                                                with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and
                                                                               Mitchell & Hugeback Architects, Inc.     Mr. & Mrs. Joseph E. Thomure
   Riverfront Development, Inc.        Allen & Josephine Green Foundation                                                                                                auction coordinator, to inquire           and his wife, Kim, were married in 1977 and         a Master of Science degree in management
                                                                               Mr. & Mrs. Charles Moreland              Mr. Carl R. Tisone                                about organizing a table for             they have three children; Hale, 28, Lissy ’99,
Mr. Jeffrey M. Cacciatore              Mr. & Mrs. Randall E. Green & The                                                                                                                                                                                               information systems from Webster University
                                                                               Mrs. Irene Morrill                                                                         this year’s Montage auction!             26, and Maddie ’08, 19.
Mr. & Mrs. Philip B. Cady Jr. ’70         Gladys K. Crown Philanthropic Fund                                            Mr. Joseph E. Trover II ’92                                                                                                                    in 2000.
                                       Mr. & Mrs. John Greenberg               Mr. & Mrs. Thomas H. Mug                 Mr. & Mrs. Fred Twichell                          Kelly Edwards, (314) 415-1254,
Mrs. Sara H. Cady                                                                                                                                                       kelly.edwards@whitfieldschool.org          LINDA PETERS WHITELAW ’72 graduated                 LEAH GROSS-HARMON ’89 graduated from
                                       Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Grote                 Mr. & Mrs. Douglas J. Muhleman           Mr. & Mrs. Michael C. VanderVelde
Mr. William R. Cady II ’73                                                                                                                                                                                         from American University in Washington D.C.         Boston University in 1993 with a Bachelor of
                                       Mr. & Mrs. Leonard H. Haertter ’89      Mr. & Mrs. George J. Myrick              Ms. Katharine B. Visser                                                                    in 1976 with a degree in physical education
Mr. & Mrs. Dale L. Cammon                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Science degree. She married Ryan Harmon
                                       Dr. & Mrs. Laurence E. Hallas & The     Mr. & Mrs. Jay A. Nathanson              Mr. & Mrs. Peter von Gontard                                                               grades K-12. She married George P. Whitelaw
Mr. Luke E. Cano &                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     on June 2, 2007, and says she “Would love to
   Ms. Amy Allen Cano                      Hallas Family Foundation            Northwestern University                  Mr. & Mrs. Mahlon Wallace
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   III on April 19, 1987. They have two children;      hear from all of my old friends!”
                                                                                                                                                                   JEFFREy C. DICKLER ’65 graduated from           Chris, 20, attends Miami of Ohio, and Kelly,
Dr. & Mrs. David A. Caplin             Mr. & Mrs. Sheldon J. Harber            Mr. & Mrs. Alfred G. Petermann           Dr. & Mrs. Martin B. Wax                   Central Missouri State in 1975 with a           18, attends Texas Christian University.             JENNIFER WEBBE-BANNISTER ’89 has joined
Mr. & Mrs. Fielding L. Childress ’63   Mr. & Mrs. David P. Hauck               Dr. & Mrs. William H. Peterson           Mr. & Mrs. Kyle D. Weaver ’92              Bachelor of Science degree in psychology.                                                           West County Psychological Associates as a
Mr. & Mrs. Brad Chrysler               Mr. & Mrs. John C. Hauck ’72 & The      Mr. & Mrs. John V. Pfeifauf              Mr. & Mrs. John Weiss                      He and his wife, Deni, were married in          PIERRE L. PAPIN III ’74 married Jill Gumersell
                                          Hauck Charitable Foundation                                                                                                                                                                                                  Family Therapist, serving children, families
Mr. & Mrs. Edward R. Clukies Jr.                                               Mr. & Mrs. William D. Pleasants Jr.      Mr. & Mrs. Gordon M. Wiegand II ’70        January 2005. Jeffrey has three children;       in November 1986 and they have three                and couples in her Creve Coeur office.
                                       Mr. & Mrs. Larry L. Hays Jr.               (Claudia Forman ’66)                                                             his stepdaughter, Sarah, 20, Gordon, 18,        children; Jessica, 22, Nicole, 13, and Pierre IV,
Mr. & Mrs. James J. Coleman Jr.                                                                                         Ms. Gayle W. Williamson ’55
                                       Mr. & Mrs. Gregory H. Hill              Mr. & Mrs. Dean Pollnow                                                             Martin, 16. He is a network manager at          10; and one grandchild; Brice, 1 1/2.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1990s
Mrs. Ellen Conant                                                                 (Elizabeth Parshall Bradbury ’90)     Mr. & Mrs. Thomas M. Wood                  American Water.
                                       Mr. & Mrs. Lockwood Hill ’70
Drs. Roy Curtiss III &                                                         Mr. & Mrs. Richard C. Postle             James H. Woods Foundation                                                                  ALExANDER FURLA ’76 is a national
   Josephine Clark-Curtiss             Mr. & Mrs. Robert H. Holton ’97 &
                                                                                                                           Mrs. Elizabeth Woods Bradbury ’63       FRED FREDRICKSON ’65 earned an                  competition licensed road racer. He
                                          The Lilly Christy Busch Hermann      Mr. Daniel P. Quayle ’96                                                                                                                                                                ERICKA ARTZ ’90 graduated from the
The Danforth Foundation                   Charitable Foundation                                                            Mr. E. Trask Bradbury ’95               associates degree in carpentry from Trinity     graduated from the Bondurant and Panoz
                                                                               Mr. & Mrs. Paul F. Quayle                                                                                                                                                               University of Missouri - St. Louis in 1995 with
Mr. & Mrs. William W. Daues                                                                                                                                        College in 1973 and a Bachelor of Arts degree   Racing Schools. As a doctoral-level educated
                                       Ms. Marjorie Huff                       Mr. & Mrs. Charles A. Rallo                 Mr. S. Slade Bradbury ’95                                                                                                                   a Bachelor of Science degree in criminology.
                                                                                                                                                                   in psychology. He has an interest in kites.     adjunct faculty member, he has been
Mrs. Frances B. Davis                  Mr. & Mrs. Jan Jacobi                                                               Mrs. Elizabeth Bradbury Pollnow ’90                                                                                                         She is an EMT, and attended paramedic
                                                                               Mr. & Mrs. Norfleet H. Rand Jr. ’72                                                                                                 recognized as an expert associated with the
Mr. & Mrs. Douglas DeMaire                (Ginger Newton ’73)                                                                                                      EDGAR F. (TED) HAGNAUER ’67 graduated                                                               school and the St. Louis County Fire
                                                                               Mr. & Mrs. John L. Rast                     Mrs. Margaret Stowe ’92                                                                 most prestigious universities in the area. He is
Mr. & Mrs. John Devine                 Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Jacobson               (Terry Meyer ’75)                                                               from McKendree College in 1971 with a           also a USAF veteran with the permanent rank         Academy. She has two children; Brigid, 10,
                                                                                                                        Mr. & Mrs. Joseph A. Wotka
   (Jeanine Meier ’82)                 Mrs. Heather (Midgley ’90) Jandourek                                                                                        Bachelor of Arts degree. He and his wife,       of Major. Alexander provides professional           and John, 8. She is currently a firefighter with
                                                                               Mrs. Edward Reardon
Mr. & Mrs. Charles A. Dill             Mr. & Mrs. Richard Jensen                                                                                                   Julie, were married on June 17, 1972. They                                                          the City of Ferguson.



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            ANDREA (FERGUSON) HUGHES ’90                     KATE HACKETT ’91 earned a Bachelor’s            CANDICE LARNER CHERRy ’92 graduated            RyAN FENBERG ’93 graduated from Grinnell        TIMOTHy WOOLSEy ’94 graduated from              LIBBy (BLUMEyER) TRAvERS ’95 graduated
            graduated from Youngstown State University       degree in nursing in 1995 from Saint Louis      from Bradley University in 1996 with a         College in 1997 with a degree in economics      American University in 1998 with a Bachelor     from Maryville University in 2001 with a
            in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science degree        University and a Master’s degree in nursing     Bachelor of Arts in communications. She        and from John M. Olin School of Business        of Arts degree in history and environmental     degree in communications. She married
            in business. She and her husband, Garth,         in 2001. She married Eric Montgomery            and her husband, Curt, were married on         at Washington University. He and his wife,      studies (policy), and a Juris Doctor degree     Glenn Travers on September 22, 2007.
            were married on December 30, 2006. They          on November 4, 2006, and they reside            September 12, 1998. They have two children;    Mitzie, were married on December 13, 2006,      from Seattle University in 2002. He married
            welcomed their first child, a girl, this fall.   in Scottsdale, Ariz. Kate is a family nurse     Sam, 6, and Madison, 3.                        and have one child; Garon Joseph, 4 months.     Lindsey Woolsey on January 5, 2002. He is       CHRIS SPENNER ’99 graduated from the
                                                             practitioner for Family Practice Specialists.                                                                                                  currently working as a reservation attorney     University of Tulsa in 2003 with a degree
            DAvID ’91 & LILy ’90 OTT were married on                                                         REBECCA DESLOGE ENGMAN ’92 graduated           ANDREW STOCKER ’93 graduated from the           for the Colville Confederated Tribes in         in marketing and is pursuing an M.B.A.
            May 28, 1999, and they have two children;        DAN BAUM ’92 graduated from Gettysburg          from the University of Richmond in 1996 with   University of Texas in 1997 with a Bachelor     eastern Washington.                             at Maryville University. He is married to
            Annebelle, 5, and Caroline, 3. David             College in 1996 with a degree in political      a Bachelor of Arts in education. She and her   of Arts degree. He married his wife, Sheetal,                                                   Julie Sager and co-owns Saint Louis Airport
            graduated from Franklin & Marshall               science. He then earned a Bachelor of Arts      husband, John, were married in April 2002      on April 28, 2000, and they have one child;     RICK LETHBRIDGE ’95 graduated from the          Valet Parking and Premier Valet.
            College with a degree in political science.      degree from the Rhode Island School             and have two children; Brooke, 19 months,      Savar, 2. They currently reside in Dallas.      University of Denver in 2001 with a Bachelor
            Lily graduated from Denison University in        of Design with additional studies in            and Abbi, 3. They were expecting their third                                                   of Science degree in Business Administration.   JENNIFER (STROMBERG) AvERy ’96
            1995 with a degree in fine arts. She also has    entrepreneur organization. He is a member       child in November.                             EvONNE CHOU ’94 graduated from                                                                  attends BYU where she is currently pursuing
            a Masters in Fine Arts.                          of the Board of Trade, the American                                                            Washington University in 1998 with a BFA.       KRISTIN PETERSON ’95 graduated in               a business degree. She has one daughter;
                                                             Marketing Association and the Public            DOROTHy PAyNE ’92 graduated from                                                               2000 from the University of Utah with a         Ashley, 9.
            TONy SPIELBERG ’90 graduated from                Relations Society of America (PRSA). Dan        Maryville University in 1998 with a Bachelor   MATT WOOD ’94 graduated from American           Bachelor of Science degree in education.
            Bradley in 1995. His son, Jack, is 2 1/2.        and his wife, Gina, were married on             of Science degree in marketing. She married    University in 1998 with a Bachelor’s degree     She recently moved to Salt Lake City and        RITU KAUR SINGH ’96 graduated from
                                                             December 31, 2000. They have two children;      Ben Payne on June 9, 2007.                     in political science.                           has decided to take a break from teaching.      The George Washington University in 2000
                                                             E.J., 4, and Nathaniel, 1.                                                                                                                     She is now working for 3M as a dental           with a degree in psychology and a minor in
                                                                                                                                                                                                            sales representative.                           Africana studies. She then attended Syracuse




                                                             Coming to Whitfield At the                      field, you would put everything you            “JAy WAS NOT ONLy A TALENTED PLAyER WITH UNCOMPROMISING SPEED,                                  was contacted by the coach of the
                                                             beginning of 8th grade, Jay enrolled            had into it because it all came down                                                                                                           Vancouver Whitecaps. He liked their
                                                                                                                                                            HE HAD A WORK ETHIC AND PROFESSIONAL ATTITUDE TOWARD TRAINING
                                                             at Whitfield. He knew Coach                     to one game,” said Jay.                                                                                                                        program and enjoyed the city so he
                                                             Bill Daues through the Olympic                                                                 IN HIGH SCHOOL. his motivation Was intrinsic, anD he alWays                                     accepted their offer.
                                                             Development Program in which he                 To date, Jay is Whitfield’s all-time           WorkeD to improve himself as a player. THIS IS A vERy DIFFICULT
                                                             participated and it was during this             career leader in goals with 76 and                                                                                                             Last year, while with the Whitecaps, Jay
                                                                                                             points with 186.                               CONCEPT FOR MANy PLAyERS TO GRASP, the most important person                                    tore his ACL during the quarter finals
                                                             first year at Whitfield that Jay began
                                                             his Whitfield soccer career. That                                                              that Will make you a player is you. [HE IS] A GREAT PLAyER AND A                                and couldn’t be on the field. However,
                                                             first year was fun, but not especially                                                         GREAT PERSON.”                                      - WHITFIELD COACH BILL DAUES                knowing that his participation
                                                                                                             a top Recruit His talent and
                                                             competitive. He enjoyed playing                                                                                                                                                                throughout the season helped lead the
                                                                                                             dedication took him beyond the
                                                             on the team with his friends, but                                                                                                                                                              team to a 2006 Championship victory
                                                                                                             fields at Whitfield and straight to            I remember how the map project took             Going Pro When Jay found out he
                                                             maintained his competitive edge                                                                                                                                                                was a great memory. Also, two years
                                                                                                             the nationwide top 25 recruit list in          a lot of hours so we had to set our             had been selected to attend the Major
                                                             through the Busch Soccer Club                                                                                                                                                                  ago, the team had two or three games
                                                                                                             soccer, a list created and published by        priorities. The reading and writing             League Soccer Combine before the
                                                             outside of school.                                                                                                                                                                             televised on Fox Soccer Channel.
                                                                                                             Soccer America. Jay began receiving            instruction at Whitfield prepared me            draft, he was determined to give it a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            One of the shows regularly chooses
                                                                                                             recruitment letters during his junior          for all the essay tests at Yale and gave        shot and see what it was like. Always a
                                                             “I came to Whitfield for the                                                                                                                                                                   highlights from around the world and,
                                                                                                             year and phone calls before his senior         me a head start.”                               dream of his, Jay never assumed he’d
                                                             academics, but I also knew I would                                                                                                                                                             one week, Jay was proud to see that he
                                                                                                             year. He was then recruited by Yale,                                                           play professionally, he just decided to
                                                             have a good coach and it was rare at                                                           At Yale, Jay                                                                                    had the #4 ranked goal in the world.
                                                                                                             the school he ultimately chose                                                                 take each day one step at a time. When
                                                             the time to get a great high school                                                            played in                                       selected to the draft, his hopes of
                                                                                                             to attend and where he majored
                                                             coach,” said Jay. “Some players would                                                          numerous                                        becoming a pro were within his reach.           What the Future Holds
                                                                                                             in history.
                                                             regress during the high school soccer                                                          games and                                                                                       Jay enters free agent status again this
                                                             season because they were not getting            “I was really lucky; I had a lot of            really enjoyed                                  He was drafted by Kansas City, but              year and, with his knee being injured,
                                                             the same great coaching they were                                                              his time with
                      Jay alBerts ’99                                                                        options. [The recruiting process]                                                              was only there for two months.                  where he will play in the future is still
     alumni feature




                                                                                                                                                                                    Jay Alberts and
                                                             used to in select/club soccer. Coach            was a bit overwhelming, but I regret           his teammates           David Beckham           Unfortunately, the developmental                undetermined. He has been looking
                      began playing indoor soccer            Daues really taught us all the tactics                                                         on the field.          meet after playing       contract he’d been offered and                  into what he wants to do after soccer
                                                                                                             nothing about it or my decision
                      at the tender age of 4. It was                                                                                                        He enjoyed             an internationally
                                                             and fundamentals of soccer.”                    to attend Yale,” said Jay. “I really                                    friendly game          signed (similar to the contract                 and where his career will take him.
                      something he enjoyed and                                                                                                              the national             in November.           offered to most college players)                Although he loves the sport and
                                                                                                             enjoyed my experience there. Also,
                      an activity his parents wholly         While at Whitfield, Jay really enjoyed                                                         recognition,                                    held an age requirement. Because                wants to keep playing it, he’s again
                                                                                                             my parents were involved in every
                      supported. However, when               coming into preseason. He didn’t look                                                          but feels the friends he’s made are             he had red shirted one season due               taking each day and each decision
                                                                                                             phase of my recruitment, but never
                      Jay began playing on his               at it as work; he chose to view it as                                                          the lasting impressions he has about            to mononucleosis, he was too old                one step at a time.
                                                                                                             voiced opinions, just guided me. They
                      coach’s new outdoor team               a fun experience with his friends.                                                             Yale soccer. He was one of only five            to play per the contract. Luckily,
                                                                                                             helped me look at various schools
                      at age 10, his future was              He always looked forward to the                                                                players in Ivy League history to be             the coach for Kansas City contacted             On a personal note, Jay’s
                                                                                                             and find the ones that had all the
                      changed forever.                       training sessions because Coach                                                                named First Team All-Ivy four times.            Minnesota who offered him a spot                future is looking bright.
                                                                                                             things I needed.
                                                             Daues incorporated new and exciting                                                            He finished his career at Yale second           on their team.                                  He is engaged to Alexis
                      It wasn’t the size of the field        drills, which would increase the                Whitfield is a great school and                in career assists with 22 and fifth in                                                          Rodriguez from upstate
                      or the different rules that            team’s energy.                                                                                                                                 Jay played two seasons with
                                                                                                             prepared me for Yale. I developed              points with 62, and, as a freshman,                                                             New York, whom he
                      attracted Jay to outdoor soccer;                                                                                                                                                      Minnesota before becoming a
                                                                                                             good study habits and time                     became the first Yale player to be                                                              met in college.
                      it was his love of getting out in      Playoffs were also a great time of year.                                                                                                       free agent. It was then that he
                                                                                                             management at Whitfield with soccer.           named Ivy League Rookie of the Year.
                      the open.                              “Each time you stepped onto the


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                                                                                                         MACK FARQUHAR ’99 graduated from                  JASMINE FLOWERS ’00 graduated from               Washington University in St. Louis from 2005
                                                                                                         Gettysburg College in 2003 with a Bachelor        Spelman College in 2004 with a Bachelor          to 2006 where she graduated with honors
                                                                                                         of Arts degree. He married Rebecca                of Arts degree in economics/business             earning a Bachelor of Arts in psychology              upcoming events
                                                                                                         Mallinowski on June 11, 2005.                     management.                                      with a minor in women’s studies. She is now
                                                                                                                                                                                                            a member of the class of 2010 School of Law               aluMnI HOlIday PaRty
                                                                                                         KELLy GATES ’99 was named Coach of the
                                                                                                                                                           MARGOT MCMAHON ’00 graduated                     at St. Louis University.
                                                                                                         Year in an article titled “Recognizing the best                                                                                                            SATURDAY, JANUARY 5, 2008
                                                                                                                                                           from the University of Iowa in 2005 where
                                                                                                         of 2006-07” by Rus Baer of the Columbia
                                                                                                                                                           she studied health and sports studies,           DANIELLE LANGE ’02 graduated from the                      6-9 p.m. in the balcony
                                                                                                         Daily Tribune on June 6, 2007. Kelly, who is a
                                                                                                                                                           psychology and leisure studies.                  University of Tulsa in 2006 with a B.S.B.A.                 of Schmitter Gallery
                                                                                                         first-year coach at Rock Bridge High School in
                                                                                                                                                                                                            in marketing and a minor in graphic design.
                                                                                                         Columbia, Mo., led the third-seeded Bruins        JESSICA MUHLEMAN ’00 graduated from              She is a member of Delta Gamma. Danielle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Come enjoy Karaoke with
                                                                                                         to an 11-7-5 record and the program’s first       the University of California, Davis in 2004.     lives in Dallas and works as an assistant for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        your fellow alumni!
                                                                                                         District title since 2001.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            the senior vice president and vice president                  Age 21 & over
                            2007 alumni soccer participants:                                                                                               HEIDI OKENFUSS ’00 graduated from                of finance at Remington Hotels. She also
                                                                                                         LAUREN RENÉ HUNDMAN ’99 graduated                 Gustavus Adolphus College in 2004 with a
      Back Row: Coach Bill Daues, Mark Baden ’96, Chris Cady ’00, friend of Jon Schweizer,                                                                                                                  works with fellow alumnae JANET LEDFORD                            MOntaGE
                                                                                                         from the University of Colorado - Boulder         Bachelor of Arts in physical education and
       Jay Alberts ’99, Brent Craig ’94, Hank Belz ’90, Chris Clinton ’91, Chadd Smith ’90.                                                                                                                 MOyLE ’02 and CLAIRE BENTLEy ’01.
                                                                                                         with a Bachelor of Science degree in              health education and minors in dance and                                                                  SATURDAY, APRIL 12, 2008
      Front Row: David Solomon ’02, Todd Wallace ’00, Todd Lazarus ’96, Brian Rogers ’92,                mechanical engineering with a biomedical          coaching. She is getting married on June 28,     ASHLEy MILNOR ’02 graduated from                                     6 p.m.
                     Tony Speiberg ’90, Jon Schweizer ’01, Kyle Kerner ’96.                              specialization. Lauren, who is an engineer        2008 to Nick Mastro.                             Cornell University in 2006 with a degree in
                                                                                                         with Amgen in Boulder, Colo., is engaged
                                                                                                                                                                                                            hospitality administration.                                  WHItFIEld 3Rd
                                                                                                         to Joshua Rodgers, a medical student at the       NOELLE CASAINE ’01 attended Florida A&M
     University College of Law and earned her JD.     LORI (PINKEN) MARIANI ’97 graduated                                                                                                                                                                             annual GOlF SCRaMblE
                                                                                                         University of Colorado - Denver. She bought       and Central Missouri State University where      MAx NEHRIG ’02 graduated from Indiana
     She then attended St. Louis University School    from Eckerd College in 2001 with a Master’s
                                                                                                         a house that was built in 1883 and lives in       she earned a degree in fashion textiles and      University in 2006 with a degree in                       THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2008
     of Law where she earned her L.L.M. in health     degree in psychology. She is presently a
                                                                                                         a historic neighborhood in Denver, Colo.          clothing in business. She lives in St. Louis     business-marketing.
     law. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha        graduate student pursuing an M.S.W. She                                                                                                                                                                          Whitmoor Country Club
                                                                                                         She has two dogs, Scout and Finn.                 working for Genesco Company and is a store
     Sorority, Inc.                                   married Jody Mariani on January 21, 2002.
                                                                                                                                                           manager for shï in Mid Rivers.                   DAvID PROUDFOOT ’02 graduated from
                                                                                                         CAROLINE MUG ’99 graduated from the                                                                the Massachusetts Institute of Technology                   aluMnI aRt ExHIbIt
     GREGORy DAvIS ’97 graduated from                 KRISTIN (TRIMMER) MARCUM ’97
                                                                                                         University of Colorado - Boulder in 2003 with     JAy FOx ’01 graduated from St. Louis             in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science degree
     College of William and Mary in 2001 with         graduated from Purdue University in                                                                                                                                                                         Featuring Julia Fernandez-Pol ’02
                                                                                                         a Bachelor of Arts degree in linguistics and      University - John Cook School of Business        in aerospace engineering with information
     a Bachelor of Arts degree in computer            2001 with a Bachelor of Science degree in
                                                                                                         an elementary education certification. She        in 2006 with a degree in business                technology. David is currently enrolled in the           Opens: THURSDAY, MAY 22
     science/philosophy. He then earned an            management. She married J.T. Marcum on
                                                                                                         is currently in her second year of teaching       administration - entrepreneurship.               M.B.A. program at Washington University.
     M.S. in computer science from Washington         July 14, 2007.                                                                                                                                                                                                        6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
                                                                                                         fifth grade at Escuela Las Morochas in Ciudad
     University. He is involved in St. Louis                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Hallas Art Perspective / balcony
                                                                                                         Ojeda, Venezuela. She is looking forward          EMILy GOLDSTEIN ’01 graduated from               EMILy SEIGEL ’02 plans to graduate from the
     Argentine Tango, Go and Ballroom Dance.          KATHERINE ROGERS ’97 graduated from                                                                                                                                                                                of Schmitter Gallery
                                                                                                         to trekking through the Andes and visiting        Bradley University in 2005 with a degree         University of Missouri – St. Louis in May 2007
                                                      Cornell University in 2001 with a Bachelor
                                                                                                         Machu Picchu during her spring vacation.          in advertising.                                  with a degree in industrial/organizational             Graciously underwritten by the
     MARTIN P. GEORGE JR ’97 graduated from           of Science degree and an MLA from the
     St. Louis University in 2002 with a degree       University of Pennsylvania in 2005. She                                                                                                               psychology. In June, she will begin working             Hallas Family Foundation, the
                                                                                                         CHRISTOPH S. WAGNER vON HOFF ’99                  PAIGE CRAFT HERSCHEND ’01 graduated              for Coach in New York City in human                   Alumni Artist Series is a showcase
     in financial management. He participates in      recently moved to Washington, D.C.
                                                                                                         graduated from University of Missouri -           from The George Washington University            resource talent acquisition.                              of alumni artists, offering
     many ocean sports and holds an internation-      to pursue an M.P.H. at George
                                                                                                         Columbia in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts          in 2005 with a degree in early modern                                                                  emerging talent the opportunity
     ally recognized captain’s license. He has been   Washington University.
                                                                                                         degree in biology and a Masters in Business       European studies and French. She then            LAURA SIENASKI ’02 graduated from                       to tap into a large community
     at sea in various international waters for the
                                                                                                         Administration, Masters in Management.            earned a Bachelor of Science degree in           St. Louis University in 2006 with a Bachelor               of interested supporters.
     past five years and employed on two private      ANDy vANDER vELDE ’97 graduated from
                                                                                                                                                           nursing from Duke University in 2007. She        of Arts degree in communication and a
     mega yachts, both with a concentration           Tulane University in 2001 with a Bachelor of                                                                                                                                                                       For more information,
                                                                                                         NICOLE SCRANTON WRIGHT ’99 graduated              married Patrick Herschend on May 5, 2007.        Bachelor of Arts degree in international
     in sport fishing, scuba diving and nautical      Science degree in computer science. He and                                                                                                                                                                      please contact Casey Jolley
                                                                                                         from Indiana University in 2005 with a                                                             studies with minors in marketing and
     exploration.                                     his wife, Katrina, were married on October                                                                                                                                                                       at 314.415.1212, or e-mail
                                                                                                         Bachelor of Science Degree in accounting.         ANNETTE PARKER ’01 graduated from the            French. She is a member of the St. Louis Art
                                                      2, 2004. During his senior year, Andy was                                                                                                                                                                      alumni@whitfieldschool.org
                                                                                                         She and her husband, Andy, were married on        University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill      Museum Young Friends Association, St. Louis
     KENDRA JONES ’97 graduated from                  editor-in-chief of his college newspaper. After
                                                                                                         November 11, 2006.                                in 2005 with a degree in journalism-adver-       Zoo Young Friends Association, Alliance
     the University of Miami - Florida in 2001        college, he moved to Memphis, Tenn., to
                                                                                                                                                           tising. She is currently pursuing a Masters      Francais, Open Door Animal Sanctuary
     with a Bachelor of Science degree in             start a software development position with
                                                                                                                                                           in Sports Administration at Northwestern
                                                                                                          2000s
     communications and a Master’s degree in          FedEx. After marrying in 2004, he and his                                                                                                             Auxiliary, Humane Society of Missouri and an     LyDIA POHLMAN ’03 graduated from Elon
                                                                                                                                                           University. She is a member of the Student       Animal House Fund volunteer. She recently
     elementary education. She recently moved         wife moved to Washington, D.C. in summer                                                                                                                                                               University with an art degree.
                                                                                                                                                           Advisory Board and the MSA Student Board,        completed a paid internship at Fleishman-
     to Phoenix, Ariz., and began teaching            2005 so Katrina could start a Foreign Service
                                                                                                         SARAH KELLER CONE ’00 graduated from              both at Northwestern.                            Hillard International Communications. Also,
     elementary school. She is getting married        position as a health officer with the U.S.                                                                                                                                                             TARA SCHUSTER ’03 graduated from
     in St. Louis in the fall of 2008.                Agency for International Development.              the University of Tulsa with a Bachelor of Arts                                                    in May, she was the assistant to the director    Fordham University’s college of business
                                                                                                         degree in communications. She is involved         PHABIENNE PARKER ’01 graduated from
                                                      Andy worked at Number Six Software while                                                                                                              for the PRONTO International Fashion Show.       administration with a degree in marketing
                                                                                                         in Life Skills and was the logistics chair for    The University of North Carolina at Chapel
     LEIGH EMMENDORFER KORLIN ’97                     in D.C. In July 2006, the couple moved to                                                                                                                                                              and international business. She works as
                                                                                                         the walk, Run-n-Roll, and has been on the         Hill in 2005 with a degree in journalism         SARAH L. ZENISEK ’02 attended Indiana
     attended Southwest Missouri State University     Maputo, Mozambique to begin their careers                                                                                                                                                              a media planner on the GlaxoSmithKline
                                                                                                         committee for the last three years. Sarah         and mass communication-public relations.         University and Maryville University where
     and Maryville University where she earned a      as Foreign Service officers.                                                                                                                                                                           account at Mediacom in New York City.
                                                                                                         married Chris Cone on November 5, 2005,           She then earned a Master of Arts degree in       she studied nursing. She enjoys belly
     degree in 2002 in psychology and sociology.
                                                                                                         and she is pursuing her teacher’s certification   youth and family ministry from John Brown        dancing, Pilates, yoga, Bridle spur Hunt, and
     She is currently working on a Masters in         CHRIS WALKER ’97 graduated from Auburn                                                                                                                                                                 MEREDITH BUSH ’04 attends University
                                                                                                         from Webster University beginning in the          University in May 2008.                          other equestrian activities.
     Rehabilitation Counseling and plans to finish    University in 2003 with a degree in aviation                                                                                                                                                           of Tulsa where she is a senior. She is the
     in the spring of 2008. She married Scott         management/flight education. He married            spring of 2008.                                                                                                                                     chair of new member training at Delta
                                                                                                                                                           ELISABETH “BIS” COLE ’02 graduated               ANDREW KOOTMAN ’03 graduated in May
     Korlin on March 16, 2007.                        Paige Berger (now Walker) on August 13,                                                              from Mount Holyoke College in 2006 with                                                           Gamma Sorority.
                                                                                                         LAUREN RACHEL KOHN DAvIS ’00                                                                       2008 from the University of Colorado with a
                                                      2005. Chris says, “Greetings from Okinawa,                                                           a Bachelor of Arts degree in biochemistry.
     ALExANDRA PELICAN LEDERMAN ’97                                                                      graduated from Webster University in 2005                                                          degree in accounting.                            ALLISON CHAO ’04 attends Lake Forest
                                                      Japan. [I am] stationed here with the US Air                                                         She is currently attending the Dartmouth
     graduated from the University of Missouri -      Force flying Combat Rescue Helicopters. [I]        with a Bachelor of Arts degree in business                                                                                                          College where she is a member of Delta Delta
                                                                                                         and is currently pursuing her M.B.A. with         Institute for Health Policy and Clinical         JAMIE LARSON ’03 graduated from
     Columbia with a degree in interior design.       love the flying; love the location, doing fine.”                                                                                                                                                       Delta sorority and president of Panhellenic
                                                                                                         an emphasis on marketing at Webster.              Practice and plans to earn a Master of Science   Truman State University with a Bachelor of
     She is a member of the New York Junior                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Council. She is majoring in psychology and
                                                                                                         She married her husband, Sean-Michael             degree in clinical sciences in 2008.             Arts degree in theater. She is a member of
     League. She and her husband, Matthew,            JESSICA BATKE ’99 graduated from Pitzer                                                                                                                                                                expects to graduate in May 2008.
                                                                                                         Kirkwood Davis, on June 17, 2006.                                                                  Sigma Chi Delta Sorority and participated in
     have one child; Anna Alexandra, born on          College in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts                                                              CATHERINE “LIZA” E. KOHN ’02 attended            theater productions.                             DAvID COBET ’04 attends UMSL where
     March 13, 2007. They currently reside in New     degree and from Stanford University with a                                                           Tulane university from 2002 to 2004 and
     York City.                                       Master of Arts degree.                                                                                                                                                                                 he has been inducted into the business



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     fraternity. He is a double major in                                                                        LARA BETH LEvy ’05 attends TCU             is a Chi Omega and part of Eta Iota Sigma,          Stated Marine Corp. in Quantico, Va. Before          EMILy DEFFNER ’07 attends Stanford
     computer science and business and is                                                                       where she is a junior and is majoring      a Christian Society.                                leaving, he interned for Summit Strategies           University where she is a part of the
     also working on building computers in                                                                      in advertising. She is a member of                                                             group in Clayton, Mo.                                Cardinal Competitive Cheer Team and
     his spare time.                                                                                            Chi Omega sorority and is interning at     ALExANDRA HEIMOS ’06 attends Boston                                                                      plays club lacrosse.
                                                                                                                Sweet Leaf Tea Co.                         University where she is a sophomore in the          MATTHEW MOLLMAN ’06 attends St. Louis
     POLLy DOZIER ’04 attends Furman                                                                                                                       college of arts and science. She is a part of       University where he is in medical school. He         TESS DELEAN ’07 attends Wellesley
     University. She worked for Destination                                                                     KRISTOPHER MANNEN ’05 attends              the young Democrats and has been working            volunteered at a Nigerian Christian Hospital         where she is a member of the Wellesley
     St. Louis this summer. She sings in an                                                                     Elon University where he is in his         with Barack Obama’s staff.                          in Southern Nigeria, West Africa with Dr.            Fencing Team.
     a capella group on campus.                                                                                 third year of five as a double major in                                                        Brian Camazine for three weeks and would
                                                                                                                physics and mechanical engineering.        TED JACOBI ’06 attends DePauw where he              like to return again.                                ANNIE FOx ’07 is working on her degree
     HANNA ELMEN-GRUyS ’04 is a                                                                                 He is playing his third year of rugby      is a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.                                                               in hotel restaurant tourism at the University
     senior at Colorado College and is              On November 28, 2007, mothers from the class of                                                        In January, he will take a trip to Costa Rica for   KELLI ORR ’06 attends St. Louis University.          of Denver.
                                                                                                                for Elon and participates in the water
     a neuroscience major. She will be              2004, in addition to Mark Anderson, Kelly Edwards                                                      three weeks to study habitat for endangered         She is working as a tech at St. Charles sports
                                                                                                                ski and wakeboarding clubs. He spent
     working at the pediatric genetics lab            and Becky Marsh, gathered for a coffee at the                                                        sea turtles.                                        and physical therapy. She is also the class          JORIE JACOBI ’07 attends Washington
                                                                                                                winter term 2007 in China and Tibet.
     at the UC Davis MIND Institute over             home of Scott & Diane McCuaig to catch up and                                                                                                             representative on the physical therapy               University where she is enjoying her art
     the holiday break.                                        kick off the holiday season.                     KATHERINE MANNEN ’05 attends               ANDREW JACOBSON ’06 attends Southern                student council.                                     classes as a freshman.
                                                                                                                Elon through which she is currently in     Methodist University where he is a member
     ANDREA FISHER ’04 attends St.                                                                              Perugia, Italy for the semester and very   of Sigma Chi fraternity.                            ANTHONy PIETROBURGO ’06 attends                      ERIN KINSELLA ’07 attends Syracuse
     Louis University where she is working             ALICE MARIE WOLTER ’04 attends the                       much enjoying it. Katherine continues                                                          University of Kentucky where he is a member          University. She recently joined the concert
     toward a psychology major.                        University of Tulsa where she is a member         her studies as a corporate communications         LINDSAy JONES ’06 attends Indiana                   of Delta Sigma Phi.                                  committee and got a press pass to shoot
                                                       of Kappa Delta.                                   major with a minor in human services.             University where she is a member of Delta                                                                pictures of Gym Class Heroes that performed
     JULIE HARBER ’04 attends Lake Forest                                                                                                                  Zeta sorority and attends the Kelly School          AMANDA RAST ’06 attends Southern                     on campus.
     College where she is the president of the         KAITLIN ABBEy ’05 attends Elon where she          ELANA MOGIL ’05 attends New York                  of Business. She spent three weeks in Russia        Methodist University where she is a
     Lake Forest Film Society and director of the      is a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority.           University where she worked for a pediatric       over the summer as a humanitarian intern            member of Delta Delta Delta sorority and is          MERyL METZGER KOCH ’07 is a member
     Lake Forest Film Festival this spring.                                                              dentist last year and spent the summer            with Cross Cultural Solutions.                      homecoming chair for her sorority.                   of the women in engineering organization
                                                       GREG ALPER ’05 attends Bradley where he                                                                                                                                                                      at the University of Miami.
                                                                                                         volunteering at a crisis nursery center. She
     CARTER HARTUNG ’04 attends Denison                is the house manager at the Alpha Epsilon Pi                                                        RACHEL MARSCHKE ’06 attends Lawrence                KAyLA SULZER ’06 attends Calvin College
                                                                                                         spent her first year at NYU in Israel where her
     University where she is the captain of the        fraternity and is majoring in manufacturing                                                         and is a member of Delta Gamma sorority.            where she plays varsity soccer as a goalie and       ABBy LOWE ’07 is a member of the Colgate
                                                                                                         sister, LISA MOGIL ’07, is currently studying.
     varsity field hockey team. She is on the          engineering.                                                                                        She is the lunch/overnight hostess                  is pursuing an architectural degree.                 riding team.
     executive committee of Pi Beta Phi and is a                                                         KIERRA NEWSOM ’05 attends Illinois                coordinator for admissions as well as a
     communications major. Over the summer, she        ALISON BARASH ’05 attends Tufts University                                                          member of the women’s choir and the                 CAITLIN TOEDEBUSCH ’06 attends St. Louis             AUSTIN RESSLER ’07 attends the University
                                                                                                         College where she is majoring in
     had an internship at ABC news in New York.        and is majoring in English with a minor in                                                          women’s a capella group on campus.                  University where she is a member of Kappa            of Missouri - Columbia where he is a member
                                                                                                         communication and rhetorical studies. She
                                                       film studies. She is on the executive board                                                                                                             Delta and is the co-captain of the dance team.       of Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity.
                                                                                                         is the vice president of the junior class and a
     JAy JOSHI ’04 attends Temple University and       of Voices for Choice (VOx), is on the Tufts’                                                        CHRIS MARTIN ’06 attends Dartmouth                  She is in her second year of a nursing major.
                                                                                                         member of the homecoming and pep rally                                                                                                                     LAUREN WALKER ’07 attends Southern
     is majoring is psychology and pursuing the        Women’s Board and is a member of PACT                                                               College where he is a sophomore pursuing
                                                                                                         committee.                                                                                                                                                 Methodist University where she is an
     pre-dental program. He is a member of the         (Peer Awareness and Consent) among                                                                  a degree in physics. He enjoys playing the          MICHAEL BOGUSLAW ’07 attends Bradley
     Pre-Dental Health Society, Temple University      others. She recently spent the summer                                                               trombone in the Wind Symphony and the               where he earned his EMT license in Missouri          art major.
                                                                                                         ERICA TROTTER ’05 is studying abroad for
     Community Service Association and Alpha           studying in the French Alps, and plans to go      the semester in Brisbane Australia on the         Jazz Ensemble.                                      and Illinois.
                                                       abroad to Spain in the spring.                                                                                                                                                                               CARA WEBSTER ’07 attends Texas Christian
     Chi Rho.                                                                                            Gold Coast.
                                                                                                                                                           LAURA MCCLANATHAN ’06 attends the                   LAURA BOyCE ’07 is a member of the Delta             University where she is a member of Pi Beta
     JESSICA CLAIR KOHN ’04 attended George            MICHAEL BUFFA ’05 attends Westminster                                                               University of Denver and is the president of        Delta Delta sorority at the University of Arizona.   Phi sorority.
                                                                                                         SETH WILLIAMS ’05 attends University of
     Washington University in Washington               College in Fulton, Mo., and is pursuing           Miami where he is president of Phi Mu Alpha       the club lacrosse team at school.
                                                       a degree in business administration and                                                                                                                 KyLE CLAWSON ’07 attends Rockhurst where             DREW WILLIAMS ’07 attends Ole Miss
     D.C. from 2004 to 2006 and Washington                                                               sinphonia fraternity. He is also a member of
                                                       marketing. He is actively involved as a                                                             EvAN MILNOR ’06 attends Georgetown                  he plays soccer and plans to play baseball in        where he is a member of Phi Kappa
     University in St. Louis from 2006 to 2007. She                                                      the Miami “Band of the Hour.”
                                                       student ambassador and is a member of the                                                           where he recently completed six weeks               the spring. He has also been involved in many        Tau fraternity.
     plans to graduate from Webster University in
     St. Louis in 2009 with a degree in psychology.    Kappa Alpha Fraternity in which he currently      MATT WRIGHT ’05 attends Southern                  of officer candidate school for the United          community service projects.
                                                       serves as the social chair and co-captain of      Methodist University where he is a member
     KATIE O’BRIEN ’04 attends University of           the men’s soccer team.                            of Sigma Chi Fraternity.
     Michigan where she is the captain of the
     sailing team.                                     MICHAEL COHEN ’05 is a resident of
                                                       the house of Peace and Justice at Ohio
                                                                                                         MARy KATHERINE BENTLEy ’06 attends                               CLass OF 1997
                                                                                                         University of Alabama where she is a member
     DAvID PEPOSE ’04 attends Brandeis                 Wesleyan. He spent the summer as an intern        of the Kappa Delta Sorority.                                  CELEBRaTEs 10 YEaRs

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     University where he is currently directing        investigator for the public defender service in
     and producing “I Hate Hamlet.” He is the          Washington D.C. He is currently working for       JENNy CHAO ’06 attends Miami University                         n Saturday, October 6, 2007, the class of 1997
     president of the comic book club and a            the alumni relations office at school.            where she is a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority.                  celebrated their 10-year class reunion in the
     news reporter for the alternative school                                                            She is majoring in early childhood education.                   Barnes & Cole Alumni House at Whitfield
     paper called “the Hoot.” He finished two          MEREDITH ELLIS ’05 attends DePauw where
                                                       she is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta              JAy COHEN ’06 attends New York University            School. The evening began as members of the class
     internships this past summer - one at
     Fox News: LA Bureau and the second at             sorority and is captain of the varsity field      and is majoring in international business and        gathered at Whitfield for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while
     Focus Features, the arts film house of            hockey team.                                      marketing. He is a member of the Model UN            being greeted by Whitfield teachers and staff members.
     NBC/ Universal.                                                                                     and Stern Student Council.                                                                                                       many of which they had not yet visited, all the while
                                                       MATT FOGLIA ’05 attends Princeton where                                                                Trivia questions, yearbooks and photos placed throughout the                reminiscing about how the School used to look.
     DANNy vOGLER ’04 attends Westminster              he is a resident advisor and is majoring in       JENNIE COSGROvE ’06 attends Denver                   living room helped alumni reminisce about the many events
     College where he plays on the varsity soccer      molecular biology.                                University where she is a real estate                held at Whitfield during their time here. The School’s new                  Whitfield fortune cookie favors completed a fun evening
     team and is a member of Kappa Alpha Order                                                           development major. She will study abroad                                                                                         before the class continued their celebration
                                                       ZACH GREGORy ’05 attends the University of                                                             Web site was also on display, allowing alumni the opportunity
     Fraternity. He will graduate in 2008 with an                                                        in Rome her junior year.
                                                       Missouri - Columbia where he is a member of                                                            to view the many current events taking place on campus.                     at Growlers Pub in Creve Coeur.
     accounting degree.
                                                       Beta Theta Pi fraternity. He is a junior in the   JOHN FREUND ’06 attends University of
                                                                                                                                                              Tours of the School were given and many of the former                       The class of 1997 had a great time and are already looking
                                                       business school with an accounting major.         Tulsa where he is a member of Kappa Sigma.
                                                                                                                                                              students were impressed with the new facilities,                            forward to their 15 and 20 year reunions.
                                                                                                         ALExANDRA HAMMACK ’06 attends
                                                                                                         Southern Methodist University where she



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   communit y service
    BiGGeR t hA N life                              t he W Rit e t hiNG
     Whitfield’s new Big Brothers Big               On Friday, November 2, about 30 students
    Sisters program got off to a great start this   in 6th, 7th and 8th grades wrote to the
    year with a variety of events. Overall, fifty   servicemen and women in the US Military.
    Whitfield students have volunteered to          Whitfield parent Elaine Kelly, who organized
    work in pairs with a City Academy student,      the project, went through the A Million
                                                                                                                        iNNiSBROOK
    whom they will see one to two times per
    month during the school year. Whitfield
                                                    Thanks Program (on the net: http://
                                                    www.amillionthanks.org/), a year-round
                                                                                                                          W R APS
    School and City Academy, a primary school       campaign to show our U.S. Military men                              Many thanks to everyone
    located on Kingshighway in north St. Louis      and women, both past and present, our
    city, were teamed up with help from Big         appreciation for their sacrifices, dedication
                                                                                                                      who participated in the Gift
    Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri.       and service to our country through letters,                         Wrap Sale! The funds that
    Students in the program volunteer for           e-mails, cards, prayers and thoughts. The                        Parents’ Council receives from
    a minimum of one-year and regularly             letters were then dropped off at Affton High                    this sale (50% of the total sales!)
    participate in after-school games, sports       School, which was one of the programs                               are used for activities that
    and other activities that are sure to enrich    drop-off points, and the letters will be
    the lives of the City Academy participants,     forwarded to the soldiers. The A Million
                                                                                                                       directly affect the students,
    as well as their own.                           Thanks Program was started by a high                               families, faculty and staff at
    Each time the Whitfield students travel to      school student named Shauna Fleming who                         Whitfield. Please remember that
    City Academy to see their “Littles,” both       now does appearances and book signings.                           you can continue to support
    “Bigs” and “Littles” have been very             This program has grown greatly and                                Parents’ Council throughout
    excited to see each other and enjoy their       received incredible media attention.
                                                                                                                      the year by ordering online!
    time together. At each visit, the students
    participate in an activity led by the           SeRV iCe W it h A SMile                                                    Information:
    school-based coordinator, Yasmine King.
    The students have started to develop
                                                    On, Sunday, November 18, the 11th and                               Visit www.innisbrook.com.
                                                    12th grades served breakfast at the Ronald
    wonderful bonds over the past few months.
                                                    McDonald House.                                                  At checkout, use ID# 104561,
                                                                                                                     and products will be shipped
    COz Y COMfORtS                                  GOOd MediCiNe                                                    directly to you. Tax will apply,
    On Thursday, October 4, students from
                                                    Whitfield senior Danny Ellebrecht was                              free shipping for orders of
    the 6th and 8th grades gathered in the
                                                    recently spotlighted in the Ladue News for                                 $75 or more.
    Dining Room to assemble fleece blankets for
                                                    making his second trip to Nigeria as part
    Children’s Hospital.
                                                    of the Earthwide Surgical Foundation, an                             Any questions, call
                                                    organization co-founded by his uncle, Dr.                        Ginger Kurten, 314-542-9434.
    A dRi V iNG SUCCeSS                             Brian Camazine, to deliver surgical care to
    During a three-week collection period,          the world’s poor.
    Whitfield families provided over 1,400
    books for donation to the Ethel Hedgeman                      WhitfielD night at the Black rep • fri., feB. 22
    Lyle Elementary School in the city of
                                                               Spend an evening with members of the Whitfield community at the Grandel Theatre
    St. Louis. With the help of the 9th and 10th
                                                                   to see the St. Louis Black Repertory Company’s production of “Radio Golf.”
    grade students, the books are ready for
    delivery to the students at Ethel Hedgeman                         This evening is sponsored by the Building Community Committee
    Lyle, complete with personalized                           of the Whitfield Board of Trustees and the Whitfield School Parents’ Bridges Group.
                                                                          This event is open for members of all ages - so bring the kids!
    bookmarks wishing happy reading to the
    children at the school.                             Tickets are $31.50 and can be charged to your Whitfield Bookstore account. To reserve your tickets,
                                                                  please contact Casey Jolley at 314-434-5141 or casey.jolley@whitfieldschool.org.




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