Amazing things_ - Fairhill School by okyestao


									                 Senior Class                                         Volume 15 | Number 1 | July 2011
                 of 2010
                 Pages 2-3

                 Texas Road Trip
                 Page 6

                 Sports Action
                 Pages 10-11

                                                                             School news, information and events

Amazing things!
Each year as we publish our end of year review, we have the
opportunity to reflect upon the accomplishments of our students,
staff, volunteers, donors, and Board of Directors affirming that
education is truly a partnership. Within these pages you will find
evidence of accomplishments of each of these groups. From the
athletic accomplishments of student athletes to talented student
artists and Thespians to academic excellence, Fairhill students
have proven once more to be exceptional.

We hope you will view this publication as a report on your
investment in Fairhill today and the Fairhill of tomorrow. We are
pleased to recognize the very generous gifts we received this year as                Garrett and Cathryn St. Wrba show increased participation in the
well as the many volunteer hours donated to help Fairhill achieve its                Annual Fund Drive

mission of providing a quality education for students with learning
differences. We would like to publicly thank some of our leaders.
                                                                                      “Fly with the Falcons 2010-2011”
Linda and Rick Baldelli started the school year chairing another                      Thank you for flying with the Falcons this year during our
outstanding Fairhill Golf Tournament. We had another successful                       annual fund drive. The annual fund is the key to keeping
Annual Fund Drive which supports our operating budget with the                        Fairhill on the cutting edge of new technology and teaching
help of Cathryn and John St. Wrba, and                                                tools, fine arts and sports programs, and staff training. For
Carolyn Cheatum, Jenny Kimbrell and                                                   the third consecutive year the generosity of Fairhill supporters
Vicki McCandless chaired another exciting                                             has set a new record of $112,000.00! On behalf of the
fun filled Auction/Gala. Katie Lange and                                              students, staff, and parents, we want to say THANK YOU!
the Parent Council Board coordinated
a dedicated group of Fairhill parents                                                 If you have not made your contribution this year, the drive
in a myriad of volunteer activities.                                                  continues through August 31st.
We would also like to thank our
Board of Directors for their continuing                                               John and Cathryn St. Wrba
guidance, wisdom, and support.                                                        Parent Campaign Chairs

As you read this newsletter you will
see the amazing things the Fairhill                                                   Parent’s Corner
Community has accomplished.
                                                                                      “Fairhill focuses on abilities not disabilities.”
                                                                                      “Teachers work together as a team.”
               Jane Sego                                                              “The quality of education is impressive.”
          Executive Director                                                          “An education at Fairhill is the best decision we ever made.”

Fairhill School and Diagnostic Assessment Center | 16150 Preston Road | Dallas, Texas 75248 | Phone 972.233.1026 | Fax 972.233.8205 |
Fairhill Senior Class of 2011                                                                                                                                                             Annual Cap and
                                                                                                                                                                                          Gown Ceremony                                                                                                Graduates
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  and their future plans:
                                                                                                                                                                                          On May 20, 2011, Fairhill Seniors, family
                                                                                                                                                                                          members, and upper school students                                                                          David Andrew Bails
                                                                                                                                                                                          attended the annual cap and gown ceremony.                                                                University of Texas at Dallas
                                                                                                                                                                                          This is a Fairhill tradition in which seniors                                                             Tiana Victoria Bermudez
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Collin College
                                                                                                                                                                                          receive their graduation cap and gown in
                                                                                                                                                                                          a personalized, poignant ceremony. Mrs.                                                                    Kyle Christian Brannon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Oklahoma University
                                                                                                                                                                                          Melinda Cameron, Head of Upper School
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Catherine Helena Dabrowski
                                                                                                                                                                                          and Jennifer Allen and Deni Kington, Upper                                                                       undecided
                                                                                                                                                                                          School teachers, read letters to each student
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Erica Houston Dallas
                                                                                                                                                                                          from their parents. Seniors received their        Tina Vint was presented her graduation mortarboard     Sam Houston State University
                                                                                                                                                                                          gowns and were presented their caps from          hat by her buddy Evan Bailey
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Sabah Mahmood Dhanani
                                                                                                                                                                                          their lower school buddies they mentored                                                                   Texas Womens University
                                                                                                                                                                                          throughout the year. Honor cords were                                                                        Ari Murray Disraeli
                                                                                                                                                                                          presented to those students achieving                                                                            Collin College
                                                                                                                                                                                          high honors in art, theater, Spanish and                                                                       Cory Don Free
                                                                                                                                                                                          over all academics. At the conclusion of                                                                Texas A & M University – Blinn
                                                                                                                                                                                          the ceremony, Mrs. Cameron announced                                                                   Carrington Collin Taylor Gibson
                                                                                                                                                                                          this year’s salutatorian, Erica Dallas and                                                                        undecided
Senior Class of 2011                                                                                                                                                                      valedictorian, Tina Vint.                                                                                    Daniel Lake Harper
Back row from left: Megan Marshall, Cory Free, Taylor Proffer, John McLaughlin, Collin Gibson, Ari Disraeli, Miles Lyon, Caleb McCandless, Bennett Updegraff, David Bails, Ross Lovell,                                                                                                                Oklahoma University
Kyle Brannon, Daniel Harper, Alex Sauer, Catherine Dabrowski, Tiana Bermudez, Erica Dallas, Tina Vint, Anne Lightner, Torie Shelton, and Sabah Dhanani
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Anne Elizabeth Lighter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Dallas Baptist University
                                                                       Farewell to Fairhill Class of 2011                                                                                                                                                                                              Ross Alan Lovell
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     University of North Texas
                                                                       In a formal ceremony on May 31st, the Fairhill class of 2011 bade farewell                                                                                                                                                     Miles Spencer Lyon
                                                                       to their high school years. The graduation ceremony, held at Bentwood                                                                                                                                                              Austin College
                                                                       Trail Presbyterian Church, began with the procession of proud seniors.                                                                                                                                                       Megan Frances Marshall
                                                                       Speakers at the ceremony included Erica Dallas, salutatorian for 2011;                                                                                                                                                        Texas A&M – Commerce
                                                                       Tina Vint, valedictorian for 2011; and Mr. Pat McAuliff, Director of                                                                                                                                                      Caleb Alexander McCandless
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Bennett Updegraff posed with his parents Don
                                                                       Fire Science and EMS at Collin College. In his address to the graduates,                                                                                            and Mary Updegraff following the Cap and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Collin College to Texas A&M
                                                                       Mr. McAuliff conveyed the idea of making decisions based on “I can”                                                                                                 Gown Ceremony                                             John Paul McLaughlin
                                                                       rather than “I can’t”. Head of Upper School, Mrs. Melinda Cameron                                                                                                                                                             University of North Texas
                                                                       and Chairman of the Fairhill Board of Directors, Roy Pendergrass,                                                                                                                                                             Taylor Anthony Proffer
                                                                       presented each of the seniors with their diplomas. Following the                                                                                                                                                                   Collin College
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Erica Dallas, Torie Shelton, Tina Vint and
                                                                       ceremony, family, friends, and students attended a reception in the                                                                                                 John McLaughlin wanted to see how high                  Alexander Nicholas Sauer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           they could go in the swing.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     New York Film Academy
                                                                       graduates’ honor. Congratulations, Seniors 2011!
                                                                                                                                                                                          Scarborough Faire Seniors                                                                                   Torie Myriah Shelton
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Richland Community College
                                                                                                                                                                                          Experiencing life in 16th century Britain was a highlight of School Days
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Bennett Ronald Updegraff
                                                                                                                                                                                          at Scarborough Faire for Fairhill Seniors. Seniors gathered for candid and                               Sam Houston State University
                                                                                                                                                                                          group shots on the beautiful site of the renaissance festival near Waxahachie.                            Christina Michelle Vint
                                                                                                                                                                                          Activities included acrobatic shows, glass blowing demonstrations, riding                                 Oklahoma State University
                                                                       Fairhill Class of 2011 Salutatorian
                                                                       Erica Dallas and Valedictorian Tina Vint                                                                           elephants, and eating those great turkey legs!
“Fly with the Falcons 2010-2011”                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Technology at Fairhill
                                                                                                                                                    Mr. and Mrs. Larry Garner       Casero and Associates Inc.           L’Ancestral
                                                                                                                                                    Global Dental, Dr. Anna Tran    Celebration Station                  La Hacienda Ranch
                                                                                                                                                    Mr. and Mrs. Dave Gray          Dr. and Mrs. Don Cheatum             Ms. Anna Lessard
                                                                                                                                                    Mr. and Mrs. Kee Kimbrell       Classic Plumbing, Ltd.               Mr. and Mrs. Steve Levine
                                                                                                                                                    Ms. Heidi Martin                Club Corp North Texas Region         Mr. and Mrs. Jim Lewis
Significant Gifts                    Mr. and Mrs. William R. Hardcastle   Mr. and Mrs. Robert Collins        Mr. and Mrs. Randy McElroy
                                     Ms. Shelly Harper                    Mr. and Mrs. Mark Copeland         Ms. Linda McNeil                       Mr. and Mrs. Greg McCandless    Mr. Ronnie Congleton                 Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie
Glazer Foundation
                                     Mr. and Mrs. Mark McKeehan           Mr. and Mrs. Kirk Dallas             In Honor of Connor McNeil            Mr. Charles Orr                 Cooper Aerobic Center                Mr. and Mrs. Greg Lowry
  Mr. and Mrs. Roy McClurg
                                       In Honor of Molly MeKeehan         Mr. and Mrs. Gary Dennis           Dr.’s Tony and Mary McRae              Mr. and Mrs. William Peirson    Mr. and Mrs. Mark Copeland           Mr. Mark Maness
W.K. Gordon, Jr. Foundation
                                     Dr. and Mrs. Sammy Mitz              Dr. and Mrs. Phillip Disraeli      Ms. Leigh Miller                       Ms. Jeanann Pirtle              Mr. Don Costlow                      Marshall’s Catering and
  Dr. W.K. Gordon, III
                                     Mr. and Mrs. Timothy J. Norris       Mr. and Mrs. Jorge Dominicis       Dr. and Mrs. Mark Mlcak                Ms. Ann Rabaut                  Cowboys Stadium                         Special Events
Westerman Foundation
                                     Mr. and Mrs. Michael Reichenstein    Mr. and Mrs. Xavier Dominicis        In Memory of Linda Stewart           Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sauer        Cracker Barrel of Mesquite           Mr. and Mrs. Paul Martinez
                                     Mr. and Mrs. Michael Schnitzer         In Honor of Xavier Dominicis     Mr. and Mrs. Keith Neifach             Mr. and Mrs. Craig Smith        Da Vinci Portraiture                 Mr. and Mrs. Randy McAfee
Founders Society                                                                                                                                    St. Jude Medical                Dallas Children’s Theater            Mr. and Mrs. Greg McCandless
                                     Mr. Bill Bell and Ms. Jane Sego      Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Dumler         Dr. Anna Tran and Mr. Ken Nguyen
$3000 and above                                                                                                                                       Neuromodulation               Dallas Stars                         Mr. and Mrs. Roy McClurg
                                     Mr. and Mrs. Harold Sickler            In Honor of Xavier Dominicis     Mr. and Mrs. Danny Nichols
J.W. Bagley Foundation               Mr. and Mrs. Terry Slattery          Mr. and Mrs. Darryl Edmonds          In Honor of Nick Wiggins             Mr. Chris Chavez                Dallas Symphony Orchestra            Mr. and Mrs. Randy McElroy
Dr. and Mrs. Don E. Cheatum          Mr. and Mrs. Mark Speese             Mr. and Mrs. Melchior Elout        Mr. and Mrs. Shamoon Ovaise            Mr. and Mrs. Don Updegraff      Dallas Theater Center                Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Meadows       During Summer at Fairhill classes, Nick Lange,
Mr. and Mrs. Russell L. Ferraro      Mr. and Mrs. Evan W. Stone           Mr. Mitchell Fadell and              In Honor of Lewis Ovaise             Ms. Lené Westerman              Dave and Busters                     Mr. and Mrs. Wade Mercer          Homer Smith, Lauren Minnis, and Christian Hensley
W. K. Gordon, Jr. Foundation                                                                                                                        Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wiggins       Corporate Office                  Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Mix            used Smart Responders while participating in a
                                     Mr. and Mrs. Jason M. Strong           Ms. Jennifer Reason              Ms. Gayle Owen
Mr. and Mrs. Kee Kimbrell                                                                                                                                                           Ms. Ashley Davidson                  Dr. and Mrs. Mark Mlcak           math activity from a Smart Board.
                                     Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Vivian            Mr. H. Michael Finkle              Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Pendergrass, Jr.
The Ginger Murchison Foundation      Mr. and Mrs. Tim Whisler               In Honor of Michael Martinez     Ms. Jeanann Pirtle                     Team Owners                     Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Dennis            My Diamond Shoppe
The Raffkind Family Charitable
  Giving Fund of the Dallas Jewish
                                     Dr. Connie Wilson and
                                       Mr. Doug Wilson
                                                                          Mr. and Mrs. Mart Finnell
                                                                          Mr. and Mrs. Grady Firmin
                                                                                                             Mr. John Dale Powers
                                                                                                               In Honor of Preston Cramer
                                                                                                                                                    City Sprint
                                                                                                                                                                                    Diamond Doctor
                                                                                                                                                                                    Ms. Marea Downey
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Nate’s Seafood and Steakhouse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Mr. and Mrs. Keith Neifach
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Smart Boards
  Community Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. John St. Wrba
                                     Mr. Thomas Wolf                      Mr. and Mrs. Jim Fraley            Mr. and Mrs. David Norris              Mr. and Mrs. Russell Ferraro
                                                                                                                                                    Dr. William K. Gordon, III
                                                                                                                                                                                    Dr. Pepper StarCenter Plano
                                                                                                                                                                                    Dr. Richard J. Chapman
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Olivarez
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         P. F. Changs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           and Responders
                                                                          Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Free           Mrs. Ann Rabaut
                                     Sustaining Member                    Ms. Margaret French                  In Honor of Annie McRae              Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Thompson Mr. and Mrs. John Dziminski              Payless Tire, Inc.
Chairman’s Circle                    $300-$499                              In Honor of Hunter Stokes        Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ramirez                                               Eisemann Center                      Mr. and Mrs. Bill Pearson         With donations from families
$1000-$2999                                                               Mr. and Mrs. Blake Friesenhahn     Mr. and Mrs. Rob Sanchez               Team Managers                   Elizabeth Arden Red Door             Petals and Stems
                                     Mr. and Mrs. E. Paul Bigham
                                                                                                                                                    Mr. and Mrs. Robert Carpenter      Spa and Salon                     Plano Community Theatre           and foundations, including
Mr. Mark Bagley                                                           Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Friesenhahn     Mr. and Mrs. Alan Sandgarten
                                     Mr. and Mrs. Mark Copeland                                                                                                                     Equinox                              Prestonwood Country Club          Mable Peters Caruth Fund of
Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Berkemeier                                               In Honor of Lauren Friesenhahn   Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sauer               Dr. and Mrs. Don Cheatum
                                     Mr. and Mrs. Chris Fogarty                                                                                                                     Fairhill Mom’s Book Club             REI - Recreation Equipment Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Greg Black                                                   Mr. and Mrs. Terrance Gibbons      Ms. Terri Scannell                     Dr. and Mrs. Jerry Hutton                                                                              Communities Foundation of Texas,
                                     Ms. Stephanie Hopper                                                                                                                           Mr. and Mrs. Russell Ferraro         Rent A Center
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Brannon                                                 Ms. Patricia Gorman                Ms. Emilie Schmalzried                 Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lathem
                                       In Honor of Jewel Hopper                                                                                                                                                                                            Mary Carter Crowley Family Fund
Mr. and Mrs. Tim Brewton                                                    In Honor of Katie Gorman           In Honor of Keaten Olson             Ms. Jane Sego and Mr. Bill Bell Mr. and Mrs. Mike Finkle             Richardson Bike Mart
                                     Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Jack                                                                                                                   Mr. and Mrs. Mart Finnell            Ridgeview Ranch Golf Course
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Carter             In Honor of Kirsti Jack
                                                                          Mr. and Mrs. Terry Gorman          Ms. Kathryn Scoper
                                                                                                                                                                                    Mr. and Mrs. Grady Firmin            Salon Jo-Li
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           of Communities Foundation of
Mr. and Mrs. Xavier Dominicis/                                            Mr. and Mrs. Steve Gumbert           In Honor of Hannah Howard            Season Ticket Holders
  In Honor of Mr. and
                                     Mr. and Mrs. Greg McCandless
                                                                          Mr. and Mrs. T. L. Hairston, III   Mr. and Mrs. Brad Sewell               Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Berkemeier Mr. and Mrs. Earl Fogarty              Mr. and Mrs. Rob Sanchez          Texas, W.K. Gordon, Jr. Foundation,
                                       In Honor of Caleb and                                                                                                                        For Those About to Rock School       Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sauer
  Mrs. Jorge Dominicis                 Cole McCandless and
                                                                            In Honor of Kevin Peterson       Mr. and Mrs. James Shelton             Mr. and Mrs. Xavier Dominicis
                                                                                                                                                                                    Four Seasons Hotel and Resort        Scapes, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Westerman Foundation and
Mr. and Mrs. John M. Dziminski                                            Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hanft          Ms. Jane Shores                        Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kral
Mr. Richard Garrett
                                       Collin Gibson
                                                                          Mr. and Mrs. Dale Hannappel        Mr. and Mrs. Sam Sivapon               Ms. Ann Minnis                  Friends of Fairhill                  Schlitterbahn in Galveston        Mr. and Mrs. Kee Kimbrell,
                                     Ms. Ann Minnis                                                                                                                                 Ft. Worth Botancial Society          Scotty P’s
Mr. and Mrs. Donald G. Hallum        Mr. and Mrs. Terry Olson
                                                                            In Honor of Ryan Murray          Mr. and Mrs. Craig Smith               Mr. and Mrs. Paul Plunket
                                                                                                                                                                                    Ft. Worth Museum of Science          Ms. Jane Sego and Mr. Bill Bell
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Fairhill embarked on a new road
  In Honor of the McKinney Family                                         Ms. Carol Ann Kilburn              Mr. Stephen Spradlin and               Mr. and Mrs. John Rickerby
                                     Ms. Lené Westerman Pecorari
                                                                            In Honor of Will Hardcastle        Ms. Rebecca Guthrie                  Mr. and Mrs. Jason Strong          and History                       Mr. and Mrs. Brad Sewell          in technology with the purchase of
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hanft            Mr. and Mrs. Frank D. Sauer
                                                                          Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Harmeyer      Ms. Christi Stevens                    Mr. and Mrs. Scott Wiggins      Ft. Worth Zoo                        Mr. and Mrs. Craig Smith          Smart Boards and Smart Responders.
Ms. Allison Isola                    Mr. and Mrs. Kent D. Stone
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Jones                                                  In Honor of Katie Gorman         Ms. Marilyn Taubman                    Dr. Connie and Mr. Doug Wilson Garland Parks and Recreation          Southern Botanical
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           The new wall sized computers
                                       In Honor of Harrison and                                                                                                                     Mr. and Mrs. Larry Garner            Southwest Airlines
  In Honor of The                                                         Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Hennig            In Honor of Ari Schnitzer
                                       Bailey Stone                                                                                                                                 Gatti Town North Dallas              Southwest Rodeo, LP               perform teaching tasks for all subjects
  Tim Williams Family                                                     Mr. and Mrs. Billy Hensley         Ms. Mary Louise Teasdale               Allstar Donors
                                     Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Vanciel                                                                                                                     Gaylord Texan                        Speedzone of Dallas
Luther King Capital Management                                            Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hilts            In Honor of Bryce and Erica Dallas   Academic Outfitters                                                                                    and grade levels. The students
                                     Mr. and Mrs. Bill Willoughby                                                                                                                   Mr. and Mrs. Terry Gibbons           Mr. and Mrs. John St. Wrba
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lathem                                               Mr. and Mrs. Gwynn Hodges          Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Utz               Adrenalina
Mr. and Mrs. John Lyon                                                    Dr. and Mrs. Wayne Hoffman         Mrs. Sherri VanHess                    Adventure Landing
                                                                                                                                                                                    Mr. Collin Gibson                    Mr. and Mrs. David Stanford       and teachers enjoy the interactive
                                     Friend of Fairhill                                                                                                                             Ms. Diane Gibson                     Studio Movie Grill
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Plunket
                                     Up to $299
                                                                          Mr. and Mrs. Ken Hood                In Honor of Shae Kiely               Mr. and Mrs. Brantley Allen
                                                                                                                                                                                    Glass Gone Wild                      Swatch Watches                    curriculum that can be presented.
Mr. and Mrs. John Rickerby                                                Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Kennedy         Mr. and Mrs. Randall Warmbrodt         Aloft Plano
                                     Mr. and Mrs. Brantley Allen          Miss Deni Kington                  Mr. and Mrs. Don Wendell                                               Global Dental                        Taco Bueno
Mr. and Mrs. William Sick                                                                                                                           America’s Ice Garden
                                                                                                                                                                                    Goldworks                            Texas Rangers Baseball
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Vint               In Memory of Linda Stewart         Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Kohnle        Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Whisler           Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Bailey
                                                                                                                                                                                    Mr. and Mrs. Terry Gorman            Texas Tornado Hockey
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Responders are used increasingly
The Wieland Family                   Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Badura          Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kral           Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wiggins           Mr. and Mrs. Rick Baldelli
  James Donald Duke Family           Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bails           Mr. Tom Lamphere and                 In Honor of Nick Wiggins             Balfour
                                                                                                                                                                                    Mr. and Mrs. Steven Graves           The Dallas Arboretum              on college campuses. College
                                                                                                                                                                                    Mr. and Mrs. Dave Gray               The Dallas Picnic Company
  Partnership, LP                    Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bardwell           Ms. Jan Richey                   Dr. and Mrs. John Wills                BehringerHarvard
                                                                                                                                                                                    Ms. Leslie Greco                     The Lash Lounge
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           students purchase one along with
William and Sylvia Zale Foundation   Ms. Mildred Bellows                  Mr. and Mrs. Neil Lange            Mr. and Mrs. Velton Wilson             Ms. Mildred Bellows
  Mr. and Mrs. Richard Greco         Ms. Krista Bomar                     Mrs. Neil Lange, Sr.               Ms. Tish Woodruff                      Mr. Luis Benavides
                                                                                                                                                                                    Ms. Rebecca Guthrie                  The Original Pancake House        a text book for interactive learning
                                     Mr. and Mrs. Val Buckmiller            In Honor of Nicklaus Lange         In Honor of Hunter Stokes                                            Ms. Virginia Guthrie                 The Portrait Photographer         at the college level. The responders
Mr. Christopher Chavez                                                                                                                              Bentley’s Art and Frame
                                       In Honor of Ezra Stone             Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Latham        Dr. and Mrs. Dennis Young                                              Half Price Books                     Mr. and Mrs. Randy Thomas
  Advanced Neuromodulation                                                                                                                          Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Berkemeier                                                                          are not just a fun diversion; they
                                     Mr. and Mrs. Randall Burrow          Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Lencioni                                                                              Ms. Amy Harmon-Burrow                Turtle Creek Chorale
  Systems, St. Jude Medical                                                                                                                         Billy Bob’s Texas
                                     Mr. and Mrs. Lee Burton              Mr. and Mrs. Jim Lewis                                                                                    Hawaiian Falls Waterparks            Uniquely Yours                    are tools our students need to
                                                                                                                                                    BJ&G Enterprises, Inc.
Falcon Club                          Ms. Nancy Thorpe Calhoun             Mr. and Mrs. Louis Lightner        Gala/Auction                           Mr. Hayden Bookout
                                                                                                                                                                                    Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Hennig            Mr. and Mrs. Don Updegraff
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           prepare for college!
                                                                                                                                                                                    Mr. and Mrs. Rob Hilts               Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Vanciel
$500-$999                            Mr. and Mrs. Terry Cameron
                                     Mr. and Mrs. Allan Cantor
                                                                            In Honor of Anne Lightner
                                                                          Mr. and Mrs. Mike Lovell
                                                                                                             Sponsors and Donors                    Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Boozer
                                                                                                                                                                                    Mr. and Mrs. Doug Hodges             Mr. and Mrs. Robert Vint
                                                                                                                                                    Mr. and Mrs. Tim Brewton
Mr. and Mrs. Michael G. Bailey       Mr. and Mrs. Richard Carrell         Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Lowry                                                                                Mr. and Mrs. Gwynn Hodges            Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Vivian
                                                                                                             Auction Underwriters                   Brinker International
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Boynton            Mr. and Mrs. David Cary              Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Malloy                                                                               Dr. and Mrs. Wayne Hoffman           Vocabulary Enterprises
                                                                                                             Mr. and Mrs. Rick Baldelli             Brookhaven Country Club
Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Brannon           Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Castelli         Mr. Thomas Kenney, Jr. and Ms.                                                                            Mr. and Mrs. Ken Hood                Ms. Kristen Warmbrodt
                                                                                                             Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Berkemeier          Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bruno
 In Honor of Kyle Brannon              In Honor of Alex Castelli          Heidi Martin                                                                                              Ice-Skating Center at the Galleria   Weston Park Central Hotel
                                                                                                             Mr. and Mrs. Rick Carrell              Mr. and Mrs. Chris Burns
Mr. and Mrs. John Caruth             Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Castelli          In Honor of Xavier Dominicis                                                                            Judge Baylor House B and B           Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wiggins
                                                                                                             Dr. and Mrs. Don Cheatum               Mr. and Mrs. Terry Cameron
 In Honor of Cliff and Sean Caruth   Mr. Joseph Champ and                 Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Marshall                                                                             Ms. Sarah Kadey                      Mr. and Mrs. Bill Willoughby
                                                                                                             Ms. Rene Cuellar                       Cantina Laredo
Mrs. Sharon Edmonds                    Ms. Polly Holyoke-Champ            Mr. and Mrs. Paul Martinez                                                                                Mr. and Mrs. Kee Kimbrell            Woodbridge Golf Club
                                                                                                             Mr. and Mrs. Xavier Dominicis          Captivating Images
 AIG United Guaranty                 Mr. and Mrs. John Clark              Ms. Anne Matthews                                                                                         Ms. Deni Kington
                                                                                                             Mr. and Mrs. Daryl Edmonds                Portrait Studio
Ms. Lena Flores and                  Ms. Winifred Clayton                 Mr. and Mrs. Randy McAfee                                                                                 Mr. and Mrs. George Kirkland
                                                                                                             Mr. and Mrs. Mike Finkle               Mr. and Mrs. Rick Carrell
 Ms. Christie Congleton                In Honor of Tim Cheatum              In Honor of Mrs. Suzy Gibbons                                                                           Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Kohnle
                                                                                                             Mr. and Mrs. Earl Fogarty              Mr. and Mrs. Joey Carter
Mr. and Mrs. David Gray                                                     and Mrs. Lee Ann Mix                                                                                    KSCS
Fairhill Golf Tournament and All Star                                                                                                                  Yearbook
Gala Raise $50,000 for Technology.
                                                                                         The commitment and generosity of Fairhill parents, staff,
                                                                                         board members, alumni and friends made the 11th Annual
                                                                                         Golf Tournament and All Star Gala very successful events.
                                                                                         Co-chairs of the golf tourney were Linda and Rick Baldelli.
                                                                                         Ridgeview Ranch Golf Club provided the perfect setting
                                                                                         for teams made up of second graders through grandparents
                                                                                         and friends. After an afternoon of stiff competiton, a
                                                                                         hamburger cookout, awards ceremony and raffle prizes
                                                                                         made for a grand finale!
                                                                               The Fairhill All Star Gala was held March 5 at the Westin
                                                                               Park Central Hotel. Co-chairs of the event were Carolyn
                                                                               Cheatum, Jenny Kimbrell and Vickie McCandless. The
                                                                               ballroom was transformed into a festive sporting event.
                                                                               Guests enjoyed a delicious all American buffet, music                                                                       Lower School students met friends in the hallway to sign yearbooks.
Fairhill All Star Gala Co-chairs were Vickie McCandless, Jennifer Kimbrell and
Carolyn Cheatum.
                                                                               and dancing to the sounds of Soul to Soul/Mile 21 Band.
                                                                               Emcee Rebecca Carrell and Auctioneer Dr. E.T. Boon
teamed up to entice enthusiastic bidders in the live auction. The silent auction had many competitive bidders.
Co-chairs of the golf tournament and gala would like to thank you for your continued support of these events,
which keep a state of the art technology program for Fairhill students.
                                                                                                                                                       “We are the I in IT” 2010
                                                                                                                                                       Mrs. Jo Prees and the Fairhill yearbook staff
                                                                                                                                                       won first place in State TAPPS 2A competition
                                                                                                                                                       for 2010 edition of “We are the I in IT”.
                                                                                                                                                       Pictured from top left: Thomas Hodges,
                                                                                                                                                       Preston Sokol, Adam Neifach, Mrs. Jo Prees,
                                                                                                                                                       Catherine Dabrowski, Eric Dallas, and
                                                                                                                                                       Anne Lightner.
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Nichole Wilson and Shae Kiely gathered with the Upper School students in the gym
                                                                                                                                                                                                           for the Yearbook Signing Party.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           National Art Honor Society
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   On a crisp sunny day in January, the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   National Art Honor Society students
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   jumped on the school bus for a quick
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   trip down Preston Road to tour the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   world renowned Rachofsky House.
Ryan, Linda and Rick Baldelli were co-chairs of the 11th Annual Golf Classic.                                                                                                                                                      Both the Rachofsky House and the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Getty Art Museum in Los Angeles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   were designed by the noted architect
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Richard Meir. The art shown was from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   the collection of Mr. Howard Rachofsky
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   and was the modern conceptual art of
                                            Second Place Winners from the Lower School
                                                   Division in the 11th Annual Golf Tourney:
                                                                                                                                                       today. The students were given an in depth tour by the curator Thomas Fulmer. This close up look at modern art
                                     Billy and Bill Pearson and Eliot and Michael Raffkind.                                                            gave the students a wonderful contrast of current trends with the art of previous decades.
Educational Travels

                                                                                                                                                                      8th and 9th graders arrived in Washington during the Cherry Blossom Festival.

                                                                                                                                                                      8th and 9th Graders
A trip to NASA provided an opportunity to learn about space missions. Annie McRae, Kristi Clark, Jessie Champ and Keaten Olson learned more about the space program
                                                                                                                                                                      Explore Washington, D.C.
during their tour.
                                                                                                                                                                      Fairhill eighth and ninth graders enjoyed the many
                                                                                     Texas Road Trip                                                                  historical sights and sounds of the Washington,
                                                                                                                                                                      D.C. area in a planned five-day American History
                                                                                     Each spring seventh graders participate in the Texas Road                        learning excursion. A few stops included tours
                                                                                     Trip. The group enjoyed stops at Washington on the                               of the White House, the U.S. Capitol building,
                                                                                     Brazos, San Jacinto, Battleship Texas and NASA before                            war memorials, presidential memorials, and
                                                                                     traveling to San Antonio. Making their way back to                               Arlington National Cemetery. The group traveled
                                                                                     Dallas, students explored Natural Bridge Caverns and                             outside D.C. to tour Mount Vernon, Monticello,
                                                                                     toured the Capitol in Austin.                                                    and the University of Virginia.

                                                                                     Outdoor School                                                                   Student Council Attends
                                                                                     Fairhill’s fifth and sixth graders look forward all year
                                                                                     to their off-campus learning experience at the Outdoor
                                                                                                                                                                      LEAD in Chicago
                                                                                     School of Texas, located near Marble Falls. Teamwork                             Members of the Fairhill Student Council
                                                                                     and nature studies are the focus of the three day event.                         attended the National Association of Student
                                                                                     Students learn cooperation skills as they work in                                Council’s LEAD Conference in Chicago.
                                                                                     teams studying animal habitats and habits as well as                             (LEAD) Leadership Experience and Development
                                                                                     conservation techniques.                                                         conference offers national-level leadership
                                                                                                                                                                      training in areas of team building, fundraising,
                                                                                                                                                                      and community service projects. The group
                                                                                                                                                                      also participated in officer training and student
                                                                                     Jessica Rickerby and Isabella Serrano
                                                                                                                                                                      council workshops.
                                                                                     identified birds native to Texas.                                                                                                                                Cole McCandless, Elizabeth Dorsey, Caleb McCandless, Bennett Updegraff, Adam Neifach,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Rickie Haung, Tina Vint and Erica Dallas
A Full Year of Sports Action
                                                                             Varisty Golf (Boys)               Hustle Award – Max McKinney
                                                                                                               Most Improved – Nicholas Whisler
                                                                             Most Valuable Player –
                                                                              Collin Gibson
                                                                             Most Improved –
                                                                                                               IAA Basketball (Girls)
                                                                              Kelly Vivian                     Most Valuable Player – Shae Kiely

                                                                             Varsity Cheerleading              Intramural Basketball
                                                                             Most Valuable Player –            Outstanding Performance Award –
                                                                              Erica Dallas                      Hannah Warmbrodt
                                                                             Spirit Award – Devon Taylor       Outstanding Performance Award –
                                                                             Most Improved –                    Ashton Campos
                                                                              Emily Latham                     Most Improved – Evan Cantor

Coach Joe Bruno and Coach Seth Atkinson presented baseball awards at the
Middle School Sports Awards Cookout. Nicholas Sewell was presented the
                                                                             Varsity Bowling                   IAA Track (Boys)
Hustle Award and Nicholas Belshe was presented Most Valuable Player Award.   (Boys)                            Most Valuable Player – Christian Flores
                                                                                                               Hustle Award – Nick Whistler
High School                                                              Most Valuable Player –
                                                           Lorenzo Benavides                                   IAA Track (Girls)                                        Asher Brownfield and Jerry Don Vanciel hustled during Tip    Erica Dallas guarded Coach Ashley Davidson during             Varsity Cheer Team

Sports Awards                                              Hustle Award – Nick Wiggins
                                                                                                               Most Valuable Player – Miranda Davis
                                                                                                                                                                        Off Night.                                                   the competitive Tip Off Night game.                           Emily Latham, Erica Dallas, Devon Taylor, Kristi Jack,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Katie Gorman, and Katelyn Fietz
                                                           Most Improved – Hunter Harty
Varsity Soccer
                                                           Varsity Bowling (Girls)                             Baseball
Most Valuable Player – Ryan Baldelli
Hustle Award – Miles Lyon                                  Most Valuable Player – Stephanie Sims               Most Valuable Player – Nick Belshe
Most Improved – Alex Castelli                              Hustle Award – Erica Dallas                         Hustle Award – Nick Sewell
                                                           Most Improved – Kirsti Jack                         Most Improved – Noah Steiner
Varsity Basketball (Boys)
                                                           Baseball                                            Intramural Tennis
Most Valuable Player – Ryan Baldelli
Hustle Award – Josh Reese                                  Most Valuable Player – Alexander Sewell             Outstanding Performance Award –
Most Improved – Ari Disraeli                               Hustle Award – Trevor Johnson                        Anthony Isola
                                                           Most Improved – Harrison Stone
Varsity Basketball (Girls)
Most Valuable Player – Lindsey Williams                    Falcon Award
Hustle Award – Tina Vint                                   Falcon Award – Ari Disraeli
Most Improved – Jazmine Austin                             Falcon Award – Tina Vint

Varsity Volleyball                                         Middle School
Most Valuable Player – Torie Shelton
Hustle Award – Erica Dallas
                                                           Sports Awards                                                                                                Alumni Game
                                                                                                                                                                        Lindsey Williams and Drew Stewart, Class of 2002
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Cory Free works out in the newly remodeled Fairhill Fitness Room.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Funding for remodeling was provided by Roy and Penny McClurg and the Glazer Foundation.
Most Improved – Katie Osten
                                                           IAA Soccer
Junior Varisty Basketball                                  Most Valuable Player –
                                                            Max McKinney
Hustle Award – Connor McNeil
                                                           Hustle Award – Christian Flores
                                                           Most Improved – Cal Ferraro
Varisty Tennis (Boys)
Most Valuable Player – Ari Disraeli                        IAA Volleyball
Most Improved – Andrew Bitterman
                                                           Most Valuable Player –
                                                            Jessie Champ
Varisty Tennis (Girls)                                     Most Improved – Annie McRae
Most Valuable Player – Tina Vint
Most Improved – Kelly Haverfield                           IAA Basketball (Boys)
                                                           Most Valuable Player –
                                                            Anthony Isola                        Tina Vint and Ari Disraeli were honored at the Fairhill Upper School   Homecoming Week would not be complete without Fairhill alumni returning for the annual soccer match with the 2010-11 soccer team. The Alumni team won the match!
                                                                                                 Sports Banquet with Falcon Awards. Tina and Ari are pictured
                                                                                                 with Athletic Director Tom Wiemann.
Fairhill Drama and Musicals                                                                                                                                                                                                    Fairhill Welcomes Photographer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Fairhill art and journalism students welcomed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               renowned photographer Joe McNally. His career
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               has included thirty years with National Geographic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               and Life magazines. His most well known series
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               is the “Faces of Ground Zero–Portraits of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Heroes of September 11th”. Marea Downey,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               former Fairhill parent and volunteer, arranged
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               for Mr. McNally to visit.

Students from Spanish II, III, and IV performed Macbeto. The play was performed for parents, Fairhill staff and Upper School students.

Over 40 Spanish students participated in the annual Spanish play. This year’s production was Macbeto – an
Enchilada Western. This new twist on the classic Shakespearean play, adapted by Spanish teacher Lissa Dallas,
was set in the Old West of Spain with the cast portraying cowboys and Indians. The lead character, Macbeto,
played by Miles Lyon, took over as the new sheriff in town from the ill-fated Dunquino, played by Neil Rickoff.
Macbeto and his ambitious, scheming wife, doña Macbeto, played by Erica Dallas, saw their evil plot unravel
just as the chief Indian, Tecate, played by Caleb McCandless, predicted. The mainly English speaking audience                            Lower School Spring Performance
was kept entertained and informed by the music and PowerPoint that set up each scene.
                                                                                                                                         Hooray for Hollywood/Fairhill
The Spanish play concept sparked the interest of local media. The Dallas Morning News, NBC Channel 5                                     Third graders Hayden Strong, Tanner Puckett,
and CW 33 all did features and interviews regarding this event.                                                                          Michael Raffkind and Luke Bookout performed
                                                                                                                                         Irving Berlin’s “Puttin’ on the Ritz”.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Mr. Joe McNally was welcomed by Fairhill art student Preston Sokol.

Fairhill Acting Troupe cast and crew.

An all-star cast
The Fairhill Acting Troupe presented four senior directed plays at the Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts
on April 21st. “Rapunzel” was directed by Torie Shelton. Alex Sauer directed “13 Ways to Screw Up Your College
Interview”. “Baby Talk” was directed by Caleb McCandless and Ross Lovell directed “Attic Treasure”. Pictured here                        Peyton Escher, Kierstin Rosipal and Taylor Swanson performed at the Winter Concert.
is the cast for “Alice in Wonderland” directed by Anne Lightner.
In and Around Fairhill…                                                                                                                                                       Young Authors Day
                                                                                                                                                                              Young Authors Day--a fascinating educational experience designed to stimulate
                                                                                                                                                                              the imagination in all of us when writing for the stage and for the page!
Dad’s Day                                                       Mom’s Day                                                     Journalism Day

Alexis and Steve Levine shared great smiles during              Peyton Escher and her mom Melissa, Class of 1996,             Congratulations to Preston Sokol! He won
Spanish class.                                                  stopped their work for a photo on Mom’s Day.                  the Hard News Photo — Class B, at the
                                                                                                                              Annual High School Journalism Day
                                                                                                                              sponsored by the Dallas Morning News.
                                                                                                                                                                              Karina the Mime stopped by a classroom to answer questions of Jerry Don Vanciel   Luke Medcalf wrote a story with Mime Karina. The day culminated with selected
                                                                                                                                                                              and Corey Martin.                                                                 stories being acted out by the performer.

                                                                                                                                                                              A Budding Artist
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Evan Bailey
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Lori Mayo
Preston Cramer was thrilled to have his dad,                    Wyatt McReynolds and his mom, Melissa Greear,                 Luke Bookout and his Senior Buddy Bennett
Johnny Powers, spend Dad’s Day at Fairhill.                     displayed his art work.                                       Updegraff worked on a survey, “Getting to                                                                                                                                                      spirit shirts
                                                                                                                              Know Your Classmates”.
                                                                                                                                                                              Amber Yen’s winter scene design was selected for the Fairhill holiday card.                                                                    designed
                                                                                                                                                                              Amber received congratulations from Ms. Sego and Mrs. Finnell.                                                                                 by Lori.
Grandparent’s Day                                               Fairhill Mom’s Book Club

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Fairhill Juniors, Seniors and their dates danced
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                the night away at the Roaring Twenties Prom.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The DJ led the group in dances and activities.
                                                                In the fall of 2010, the Fairhill Mom’s Book Club read World War II themed books. To support their reading,                                                                                     Many attendees played casino games to win
                                                                the Book Club went on a field trip to the Dallas Holocaust Museum. The moms benefitted from the fact-filled
                                                                tour by a museum guide and a lecture by a Holocaust survivor.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                great prizes and had caricatures drawn.
Miles Lyon and his grandmother Ruth Ann Jewel worked together
to complete a math puzzle on Grandparents’ Day.                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Lindsey Williams, Stephanie Sims and Caleb McCandless
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                seemed very pleased with winnings at the casino table.
Hats Off To Our Parents                                                                                                                      Former                                      Class of 2003
                                                                                                                                                                                         Emily Gilles married Clint Atwood
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Class of 2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Art Schuster completed

                                           I’ve enjoyed serving as the President of the Fairhill Parent Council this past
                                           year. Once again we’ve tried to offer events that enhance you and your child’s
                                                                                                                                             Falcons                                     at Ashton Gardens in Corinth, Texas
                                                                                                                                                                                         on April 17, 2011. Several Fairhill
                                                                                                                                                                                         alumni attended the wedding.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  his second year at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Richland College and plans
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  to major in engineering.
                                                                                                                                                                                         Emily is Sales Manager and               Ben Revell is in the United
                                           experience at Fairhill.
                                                                                                                                                                                         Conference Services Manager              States Coast Guard.
                                           In August, we had our first annual Kickoff Party at Hawaiian Falls in Garland.                                                                for the Hilton Bella Harbor Hotel
                                           We had about 150 attend and hope that it provided a way for new students                                                                      in Rockwall.                             Class of 2010
                                           and families to feel welcome to the school and returning students and families
                                           get to see each other to socialize. We are planning another event for the fall                                                                Mary Macaluso completed her Masters      Raymond Jackson is attending
                                           and hope to see many of you there. In the spring we had a crowd turn out for                                                                  Degree in Public Administration          Northlake College and is
                                           a tour of Cowboy Stadium and we provided a reprieve from testing week by                                                                      in December. She is working at           involved in extracurricular
                                           having the Kona Ice Company come one day after school.                                                                                        the San Francisco Department of          activities while maintaining a
                                                                                                                                                                                         Public Health as a senior disaster       high grade point average.
                                                      This year we had wonderful speakers for our Parent Ed program. One of the                                                          preparedness planner. Mary and David
                                                      most well attended events was in March when Tam Warner Minton came to                                                              Haupert were married June 25, 2011.      Matthew Swanson is attending
                                                      talk about “Preparing Your Child for College and Choosing the Best Fit”                                                            The wedding was held on the UC           Texas Tech University in
 Michael Raffkind used all his strength on the bungee when selecting a college to ensure their success. We provided parents with the                                                     Berkley campus.                          Lubbock. He is a member
 pull inflatable activity during Field Day.
                                                      opportunity to attend a screening of “Race to Nowhere”, a documentary that                                                                                                  of the “Goin’ Band from
                                                      addressed schools, parents and students being pushed to over perform.                                                              Class of 2004                            Raiderland”. Matthew is
It provided a great deal of food for thought at our household and hope it did the same for others.                                                                                                                                majoring in anthropology.
In addition, our Parent Council Board worked closely with Ruth Willoughby to improve our school lunch program.                                                                           David Lowe is presently stationed at     He participated in the Music
We sent out surveys to the students, did a lot of research and talked to other schools to find other options. We are                                                                     Fort Hood, Texas. He is scheduled to     Learning Band Program at
excited to announce that Marshall’s Catering will be providing our meals everyday next year.                                                                                             go to Sergeant’s Leadership School       Fairhill for seven years.
                                                                                                                                                                                         and Air Assault School in the fall.
Finally, I want to thank my fellow board members, Ruth Willoughby, and all of the parents that helped plan and                                                                                                                    Isaiah Williams was recently
volunteer at the activities during the school year, without all of you they would not have taken place. We are always                                                                    Class of 2005                            presented the E. N. Jones
open to your suggestions. Let me know your thoughts at Have a great summer break!                                                                                                                       Scholarship at Dallas Baptist
                                                                                                                                                                                         Coleton Burch graduated from Baylor      University.
Katie Lange                               Fairhill families enjoyed a                                                                                                                    University in December, 2009 with a
                                          “behind the scenes” tour
Parent Council President                      of Cowboy Stadium.                                                                                                                         Degree in Speech Communications          Former Student
                                                                                                                                             Class of 1998                               and Religion. He was a Dean’s List
                                                                                                                                                                                         student. Coleton moved back to           Kyle Berkemeier recently
                                                                                                                                             Eric Mercer is a Captain in the             Dallas to work with his father in        graduated from Texas Tech.
                                                                                                                                             U.S. Army deployed to Southern                                                       He included the following
                                                                                                                                                                                         real estate. He is working to complete
                                                                                                                                             Afghanistan. He is the operations officer                                            paragraph in an assignment for
                                                                                                                                                                                         his Real Estate License and is also
                                                                                                                                             for a team responsible for assisting the                                             one of his classes. “In 5th grade
                                                                                                                                             Afghan National Army and the Afghan
                                                                                                                                                                                         working as an independent consultant
                                                                                                                                                                                         to build his own business.               my father took a job in Dallas,
                                                                                                                                             National Police in helping build a better                                            a move that may have saved
                                                                                                                                             tomorrow. The team works hand in            Jessica Szulerowski graduated in         the future of my education.
                                                                                                                                             hand with Coalition Forces to help          December, 2009 from the University       I enrolled at Fairhill, which
                                                                                                                                             rebuild the country. Eric commented         of Wollongong in Australia. She          catered to students just like
                                                                                                                                             the he wanted to let everyone at Fairhill
                                                                                                                                                                                         will begin an internship with Walt       me, students with learning
                                                                                                                                             know how much the school means
                                                                                                                                                                                         Disney World in Orlando in their         differences. This is really where
                                                                                                                                             to him. He said that he believed
                                                                                                                                             that the best thing Fairhill did for
                                                                                                                                                                                         marketing department.                    my memories of reading and
                                                                                                                                             him was to build his confidence. Fairhill                                            writing began. The few short
                                                                                                                                             not only taught him math, science,          Class of 2006                            years that I was at Fairhill,
Nick Lange and Chris Fogarty gave
                                                                                                                                             and history, but how to succeed with a                                               I gained the skills necessary
thumbs up for the Kona Ice Party!                                                                                                                                                        Matt Black recently graduated magna
                                                                                                                    Lauren Badura, Kaden
                                                                                                                                             learning disability.                                                                 to catch up to where I should
                                                                                                                    Collins, Homer Smith,                                                cum laude from Stephen F. Austin
                                                                                                                    Christian Hensley and                                                                                         have been.”
                                                                                                                    Lauren Minnis stopped                                                College with a BS in biology.
                                                                                                                    for a photo during the
                                                                                                                    fun-filled afternoon.
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                                                                                                                                                                   Physics Awards                                                              Fairhill is dedicated to providing the best
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           possible education to learning different students,
                                                                                                                                                                   Mr. Wade Mercer presented Physics Awards to Collin Gibson,                emphasizing each student’s unique pattern of
                                                                              Awards Ceremony Recognizes                                                           David Bails, John McLaughlin, Daniel Harper, and Cory Free.           information acquisition, processing, and expression.
                                                                              Upper School Excellence                                                                                                                                    To accomplish this, Fairhill focuses upon academic,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  social, and emotional development.
                                                                              Mrs. Lissa Dallas presented Spanish Awards to:                                       American Red Cross 2011                                                 Fairhill guides its students in “learning to learn.”
                                                                              Alexis Levine, Katelyn Fietz, Adam Neifach,                                          Presidential Award Winner
Adam Neifach, Miles Lyon, Sam Wieland, Caleb McCandless, Matthew Bagley,      Kyle Brannon, Matthew Bagley, Caleb McCandless,                                                                                                                        BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Andrew Bitterman, Erica Dallas, Devon Taylor, and Tina Vint.
                                                                              Andrew Bitterman, Nicholas Gierczak, Neil Rickoff,                                   Lewis Ovaise, an American Red Cross
National Honor Society Induction                                              Tina Vint and Erica Dallas.                                                          volunteer, received the Bronze Award.                                            W. L. Pendergrass, Jr., Chair
                                                                                                                                                                   To receive the award, he contributed                                               Tom Carse, Vice-Chair
Sophomores Matthew Bagley, Andrew Bitterman,                                                                                                                                                                                                     W. K. Gordon III, Ph.D., Secretary
Devon Taylor and Senior Caleb McCandless were
                                                                              National Spanish Honor Society                                                       fifty hours of volunteer service to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  William K. Barnard, Treasurer
                                                                                                                                                                   American Red Cross over a twelve
inducted into the Fairhill Chapter of the National                                                                                                                 month period. Lewis received an
Honor Society. These students were recommended                                                                                                                                                                                                               John M. Gala
                                                                                                                                                                   official President’s Volunteer Service                                                  Leslie Zale Greco
as the 2010-2011 inductees through teacher                                                                                                                         lapel pin, a personalized certificate of                                            Jerry B. Hutton, Ph.D.
nominations based on qualities of leadership,                                                                                                                      achievement, and a congratulatory                                                    Carol Young Marvin
scholarship, character, and service.                                                                                                                               letter from the President of the United States.                                            Ann Minnis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Jane Sego
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Jeffrey Siegel, Ph.D.
National Art Honor Society                                                                                                                                                                                   Junior Ring                               Thomas C. Thompson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Connie Wilson, Ph.D.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              On January 15th,                          ADMINISTRATION
                                                                              Back row from left: Nicholas Gierczak, Patrick Belshe, Miles Lyon, Sam Wieland,
                                                                              Kyle Brannon, Erica Dallas, Lori Mayo, Emily Latham, Tina Vint, and Stephanie Sims                                              Fairhill Juniors                       Jane Sego, Executive Director
                                                                                                                                                                                                              received their class
                                                                              Fairhill Chapter of the                                                                                                         rings in an impressive              Carla Stanford, Assistant Director
                                                                              International Thespian Society                                                                                                  ceremony. Seniors
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      & Head of Lower School
                                                                              New inductees: John McLaughlin, Tim Cheatum,                                                                                    Cory Free, Bennett                         Melinda Cameron,
                                                                              Matthew Bagley, Patrick Belshe, Ryan Fischer, Alec Ferraro,                                                                     Updegraff and                              Head of Upper School
                                                                              Travis Olivarez, Sam Wieland, Nicole Wilson, Kirsti Jack,                                                                       Caleb McCandless                Ruth Willoughby, Director of Development
                                                                              Rickie Haung, and Nick Orr.                                                          assisted Mrs. Melinda Cameron with the ceremony.                                     & Public Relations
                                                                                                                                                                   Students were awarded their class rings by Ms. Jane Sego,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  William K. Gordon III, Ph.D.,
                                                                                                                                                                   Mrs. Melinda Cameron and Mr. Tom Wiemann. Juniors                             Director of Psychological Services &
Back row from left: Bennett Updegraff, Wyatt McReynolds, John McLaughlin,                                                                                          participating in the ceremony were: Jazmine Austin, Ryan                     Director, Diagnostic Assessment Center
Trent Galvis, Nick Gierczak, Amber Yen, Adam Neifach Front row: Tiana
Bermudez, Erica Dallas, Tina Vint, Lori Mayo, Megan Marshall, Alyssa Lowry,                                                                                        Baldelli, Patrick Belshe, Trent Galvis, Nicholas Gierczak,
Devon Taylor                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Tom Wiemann, Athletic Director
                                                                                                                                                                   Alex Gregory, Hunter Harty, Thomas Hodges, Emily Latham,
                                                                                                                                                                   Michael Martinez, Lori Mayo, Connor McNeil, Adam Neifach,                      Cricket Burton, Business Manager
                                                                                                                                                                   Katie Osten, Neil Rickoff, Stephanie Sims, Preston Sokol,
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