Fa l l / W i n t er ’ 0 7 - ’ 0 8
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 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
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
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,
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
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
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)
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:
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
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
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,
email@example.com 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
the pages of the Iliad, Whitfield’s yearbook.
hitfield senior Hanna of the competition required
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
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
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.
Summertime cont. on p. 7
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
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
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
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.
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
firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
St. Louis, MO 63141
A Sobering Lesson
Back to School A¯Glow ¯Go O n Friday, November 9, youths under age 18 were
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
Parents’ elite feAt
professional levels and combined
cont. from p. 9 a top level training program with
Council a diverse off-field educational
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
T he parents’
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
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
blood flow or an
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.)
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
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.
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
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.
“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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
$3 million. Anonymous
Twenty years ago, few people in Saint Louis Mr. & Mrs. James H. Howe IV
We have continued to build upon this would have expected Whitfield to be the Mary Ranken Jordan and
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
Q: What is the goal for Whitfield 2010? Q: Why haven’t I heard about Whitfield 2010
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.
• 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
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
• inancial aid
our facility such as the Intellectual Commons, locker rooms
and practice gym.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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, email@example.com 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
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
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.
$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, firstname.lastname@example.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
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 email@example.com, 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
firstname.lastname@example.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
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
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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.
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
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
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 email@example.com 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.
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.
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
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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 email@example.com.
W h Itf I e l D S c hool PAID
175 South Mason Road St. Louis, MO
St. Louis, Missouri 63141 Permit No. 2295
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a change of address, please contact Michelle Parsons,